Genealogie Bos

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(Mijn Nederlandstalige blog,, gaat over mijn voorouders en locale geschiedenis van Zuid-Holland en de Langstraat.)

23 Aug 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - James De Hague (77) in Norwich & his family

Monumental inscription in St. Augustine's Churchyard in Norwich:

Here Lyeth the Body of John De Hague, the Son of Mr. Elisha De Hague, who Departed this life the 19th Day of February, 1723, in the 10th year of his Age.
And on the South Side of this Stone lieth Elizabeth De Hague, Who departed this Life the 28th day of February, 1750, Aged 65.

To the Memory of James De Hague of this Parish, Who departed this Life November 18th, 1750, Aged 77 Years.
Also Sarah his Wife, Who departed this Life November 26th, 1752, Aged 75 years.
Also James De Hague, who died April 8th, 1795, Aged 82 Years.
Also Mary his Wife, who died May 2nd, 1795, Aged 70 Years.

To the Memory of Elisha De Hague, who for twenty successive Years was Speaker of the Common Council of this City and for eighteen Years held the Office of Town Clerk. He died 11 July, 1792, Aged 74.
And of Mary, his Wife, the Daughter of Mr. Nich. Ganning, who died 26 May, 1765, Aged 32.
Also of five of their Children who died unmarried.
Erected 1794.

12 Aug 2016

F.J.N. Brouwer (1827-1900), Minister in Cillaarshoek & Soerabaja

Florus Jacob Nicolaas Brouwer was born on August 13, 1827, in Waardenburg, Gelderland, The Netherlands. He was a son of minister Jacobus Henricus Brouwer and Maria Antoinetta Berkman. In 1852 he became a minister. On August 26, 1853, in Maasbree, Limburg, The Netherlands, he married Victoria Carolina Rosalia Kraal. She was born on May 19, 1929, in Nieuport in Belgium. Her father, Willem Kraal, had been a captain. Her mother was Adelaida Innocentia Pelhoen. 

In 1853 Florus was appointed as minister in Cillaarshoek, Holland. There his wife gave birth to 2 sons: Willem Rudolf on July 17, 1854, and Arnoldus on March 21, 1856. Soon afterwards the couple travelled to Indonesia. In 1857 Florus was appointed as minister in Probolingo. There, his wife gave birth to a daughter named Adele, who died on December 5, 1887, in Nieuwer-Amstel, aged 27. The couple had an additional son which they named Cornelis (†1939).

In 1870 Floris Jacob Nicolaas Brouwer moved to Soerabaja, Indonesia, He finally returned to Europe in 1888. Floris died on March 2, 1900, aged 72, in Beek, Limburg, The Netherlands. 

Bron: Troostenburg de Bruijn, C.A.L.: Biographisch woordenboek van Oost-Indische predikanten , 1893,

27 Jul 2016

Worldless Wednesday - Dirk Bos (1862-1916)

Dirk Bos (1862-1916)
Dr. Dirk Bos was a politician, teacher and banker. He was born in Groningen on September 13, 1862 as the son of watchmaker Derk Bos and his wife, Maria Reintjes. He died in The Hague on May 6, 1916.
This photograph was published in a newspaper called "Nieuwe Tilburgse Courant" on July 27, 1913. Dirk Bos is no family of mine.

11 Jul 2016

Mrs Dood of Humboldt had 7 pairs of twins

In July 1878 Mrs. Dood of Humboldt, Iowa, gave birth to her 22th child. Earlier, she had given birth to 7 pairs of twins.
De Volksvriend, Iowa Nieuws, 11-7-1878

30 Jun 2016

Patrick Stuart married Lysbet Davids in 1647 in Dordrecht

Scotsman Patrick Stuart was a soldier garrisoned at Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands, when he married a young girl from Dordrecht, named Lysbet Davids, on June 30, 1647, in Dordrecht:

"Patrick Stuart, of the Highlands in Scotland, souldier of the company of capt. Henry Meoles,
being ordinarily in guarison at Berghen op Zoom, and Lysbet Davids, j.d. of Dort,
dwelling in the Sarusgang, contracted July 5, 1646, maried in our church Jun. 30, 1647".