Genealogie Bos

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(Mijn Nederlandstalige blog is genealogiebos.blogspot.nl).

21 Jun 2022

Twins in the Koomans family in Canada

Hubert Coomans (1727-1805) moved from Klundert in Brabant to 's-Gravendeel in Holland. He married Maaijke van Bezooijen (†1809), and they had several children of whom 5 survived. Their son Arij Koomans (±1771-1818) fathered 11 children, including 3 surviving sons.
One of his descendants is another Arie Koomans (1882-1920) who married 26-year-old Davina Willemina den Hartog on October 16, 1909, in 's-Gravendeel. Arie and Davina Willemina were the parents of series of 3 twins.
On September 2, 1911, their first twin was born. One son was stillborn, the other was named Jan. On January 7, 1914, the twins Dirk and Huigje were born. The third twin was born on February 4, 1916. Those children were named Cornelis and Piet.

Dirk Koomans, his wife Dien, and their 4 eldest children


In 1939 Dirk Koomans married my aunt Gerdien (Dien) de Jong (1919-1999). They had several children before they boarded the ship "Waterman" on June 24, 1952, and emigrated to Canada Their youngest children were born in Chatham, Ontario. Initially, Dien suffered terribly from homesickness. Meanwhile, Dirk started a company in demolition services, and became very successful at it. He died in 1989.

Passengers
Sources and further reading:
  1. WieWasWie.nl.
  2. W.H. Koomans, dr. mr. J.C. Maris: Het geslacht Koomans uit Klundert en Fijnaart, Nederlandse Leeuw, 1936.
  3. Mr. J. Muller: De familie Koomans uit de Hoeksche Waard, Nederlandse Leeuw, 1942.
  4. J. Moermond: De familie Coomans, Goers, Dingemans en Ardonne, Genealogisch Tijdschrift voor Midden- en West-Brabant, 1983.
  5. J.W. Zondervan: Korrekties en aanvullingen op de families Coomans, Goers, Dingemans en Ardonne, Genealogisch Tijdschrift voor Midden- en West-Brabant, 1984.
  6. StadsArchief.Rotterdam.nl.
  7. Family lore.

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