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Tombstone Tuesday: Kooijman – den Ouden

Posted by on 16 Jun 2015 in Graveyard Photography, Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi, Graveyards, Jutphaas, Nieuwegein | 0 comments

Tombstone Tuesday: Kooijman – den Ouden

Teunis Kooijman, son of Dirk Kooijman and Magdalena de Kuijper, was born on 20 January 1868 in Giessen-Nieuwkerk and died on 11 July 1937 in Jutphaas. He married Cornelia den Ouden, daughter of Abraham den Ouden and Bastiaantje Kortlever, on 7 August 1913 in Groot-Ammers. She was born on 15 July 1871 in Groot-Ammers, and died on 7 August 1961. Teunis previously married Bertje van Es, daughter of Cornelis van Es and Aaltje de Jongh, on 31 August 1892 in Tienhoven. She was born on 5 april 1866 in Tienhoven and died on 28 September 1910 in...

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Tombstone Tuesday: Van den Kommer

Posted by on 26 May 2015 in Graveyard Photography, Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi, Graveyards, Jutphaas, Nieuwegein | 0 comments

Tombstone Tuesday: Van den Kommer

A tombstone on the Kerkveld cemetery in Nieuwegein. Albertus van den Kommer, son of Cornelis van den Kommer and Catharina de Roo, was born on 3 November 1886 in Beverwijk, and died on 11 December 1943 in Hilversum. He married Catharina Albers, daughter of Cornelis Albers and Joanna Catharina Kil, on 6 March 1918 in...

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Willem Eppen Veerman

Posted by on 11 May 2015 in BRONKHORST Jannetje 1805-1875, Huizen, HULST Deliaantje van der 1759-1792, MOL Lambertje 1756-1821, My roots, VEERMAN Gijsbert 1799-1872, VEERMAN Willem Eppen 1756-1819 | 0 comments

Willem Eppen Veerman

Willem Eppen (also known as Willem Eppen Veerman), is my 4th great-grandfather. Willem is the son of Ebbe Jansz and Jannetje Gijsberts Harder. He was baptized on 4 January 1756 in Huizen, and died on 5 May 1819 in Huizen. Willem married Deliaantje Joosten van der Hulst, daughter of Joost Theunisz van der Hulst and Zwaantje Pieters de Braat, on 9 May (banns on 24 April) 1784 in Huizen. Deliaantje was baptized on 26 August 1759 in Huizen. Willem and Deliaantje had three children: Ebbe was baptized on 13 March 1785 in Huizen and buried on 23...

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Remembrance day

Posted by on 4 May 2015 in Graveyard Photography, Graveyards, Thoughts, Trace your Dutch roots, World wars and interbellum | 0 comments

Remembrance day

Today is remembrance day in the Netherlands. The country grinds to a halt at 8pm (local time) for two minutes while we commemorate the victims of the second world war, and those who fell for our freedom since...

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Eldert Houthuijzen and Anna Catharina Lubbeking

Posted by on 4 May 2015 in HOUTHUIJSEN Eldert, Huizen, LUBBEKING Anna Catharina 1714-, My roots | 0 comments

Eldert Houthuijzen and Anna Catharina Lubbeking

A page from the church books of Huizen. The page shows an index of church graves from the first half of the 18th century. I am particularly interested in grave 24, where my 6th great-grandparents Eldert Houthuijzen and Anna Catharina Lubbeking found their final resting place. According to this index, the grave belonged to Eldert Houthuijse. Buried are Anna Lubbekingh, wife of Eldert Houthuijsen, on 7 January 1766, a son of E. Houthuijsen, on 30 April 1767, and Eldert Houthuijsen himself, on 29 December 1772 (the month is omitted, but I know...

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Aaltje van ‘t Land

Posted by on 27 Apr 2015 in Huinen, JOHANNESSE Grietje, LAND Aaltje van 't 1767-1853, LAND Teunis Harmse van 't, My roots, Putten | 0 comments

Aaltje van ‘t Land

A page from the Putten baptism book, with baptisms from 1767. In the middle of the page is Aaltje, daughter of Theunis Harmse and Grietje Johannesse, from Huynen (nowadays known as Huinen), a hamlet near Putten. She was baptized on 8 March 1767. Aaltje’s surname is not listed on the page. Maybe the family did not use it yet, at the time, or maybe it was just not written down. From later records I know the surname is Van ‘t Land. Aaltje van ‘t Land (1767-1853) is my 5th great-grandmother. I descend from her son Jacob Prins,...

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Nicolas Malapert Lord Plettenburg

Posted by on 21 Apr 2015 in Graveyard Photography, Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi, Graveyards, Jutphaas, Nieuwegein | 0 comments

Nicolas Malapert Lord Plettenburg

In the historic Kerkveld cemetery in Nieuwegein there are several older tombstones that belonged to the local nobility. The photos below are of the tombstone of Nicolas Malapert Heer van (Lord) Plettenburg, who died almost 400 years ago, on 6 November 1615 or 1616. I don’t know much about Lord Plettenburg. Apparently he descended from a French noble family that later moved to Antwerp (now Belgium). Nicolas Malapert moved further north and bought Plettenburg castle, near the village Jutphaas (the castle was destroyed in 1819 or 1820). He...

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