Category Archives: Dutch

Annoying Place (in Dutch) – Verveelen Place, Bronx

© Frank H. Jump

The verb to annoy is verveelen in Dutch (pronounced “fer-fail`-en”). When passing the Robert’s Books & Stationery / Kornblau-Goldblum Supply Co signs on the Major Deegan Expressway, I never thought I’d be rediscovering another odd Dutch street name. Brooklyn has its Varkens Hoek (Hog’s Corner) and Paerdegats (Horse’s Hole) street names and the Bronx has its Annoying Place.

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Gelukkig Nieuwe Jaar!

Collection Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

Previously posted on Rosh Hashanah

Autumn Pocono Toadstool – Paddenstoel

© Frank H. Jump

Taken with iPhone © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Taken with iPhone © Frank H. Jump

Sometimes the iPhone camera surprises me.

The terms “Mushroom” and “Toadstool” go back centuries and were never precisely defined, nor was there consensus on application.

The term “toadstool” was often, but not exclusively, applied to poisonous mushrooms or to those that have the classic umbrella-like cap-and-stem form. Between 1400 and 1600 A.D., the terms tadstoles, frogstooles, frogge stoles, tadstooles, tode stoles, toodys hatte, paddockstool, puddockstool, paddocstol, toadstoole, and paddockstooles sometimes were used synonymously with mushrom, mushrum, muscheron, mousheroms, mussheron, or musserouns.

The word has apparent analogies in Dutch padde(n)stoel (toad-stool/chair, mushroom) and German Krötenschwamm (toad-fungus, alt. word for panther cap). Others have proposed a connection with German “Todesstuhl” (lit. “death’s chair”). Since Tod is a direct cognate to death, in that case it would be a German borrowing. – Wikipedia

Suydam & Onderdonk – Influential Dutch Families in Green-Wood, Brooklyn

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Richard Suydam GenealogyTHE OLD MERCHANTS OF NEW YORK CITY – Second Series – By Walter Barrett, Clerk – 1863

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Google Books

© Google Books

History of the First Reformed Protestant Dutch church of Breuckelen

History of the First Reformed Protestant Dutch church of Breuckelen

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Onderdonk Huis in Breuckelen

Dutch Rosh Hashana Cards – 1907 – Gelukkig Nieuwjaar

Collection Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

Collection Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

Collection Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

Collection Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

Collection Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

Collection Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

Amersfort School & Amersfoort NL Trade Songs via Skype

Film produced for ANYtime-US.NL by Koen Steenbergen

School children from Amerfoort NL and Amersfort Brooklyn sing “We’re All In This Together” together with great pleasure.

Schoolkinderen uit Amersfoort en New York zingen samen met groot plezier een lied uit een musical – High School Musical.

Marty Markowitz Skypes with Amersfoort NL @ Brooklyn Borough Hall

© Frank H. Jump

Brooklyn's official motto is Een Draght Mackt Maght. Written in the (old) Dutch language, it is inspired by the motto of the United Dutch Provinces and translated as In Unity There is Strength. - Wikipedia © Frank H. Jump

Marty Markowitz Skypes with ANYtime Festival, Amersfoort NL © Frank H. Jump

Marty Markowitz Skypes with ANYtime Festival, Amersfoort NL © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Marty Markowitz Skypes with ANYtime Festival, Amersfoort NL © Frank H. Jump

Marty Markowitz Skypes with ANYtime Festival, Amersfoort NL - Koen Steenbergen - ANYtime-US liaison- in back - © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Marty Markowitz Skypes with ANYtime Festival, Amersfoort NL © Frank H. Jump

Marty Markowitz Skypes with ANYtime Festival, Amersfoort NL - Koen Steenbergen - ANYtime-US liaison- in back - © Frank H. Jump

Marty with Hugo Gajus Scheltema - Netherlands Consul General - © Frank H. Jump

Marty with Hugo Gajus Scheltema - Netherlands Consul General - talking about bicycles being a Dutch icon and the possibility of more bicycle lanes in Brooklyn © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Koen Steenbergen, Deborah F. Schwartz - President of Brooklyn Historical Society - Marty Markowitz & Hugo Gajus Scheltema © Frank H. Jump

Yusuf Sayman - Kurdish photographer - who was an exchange photographer in the Netherlands - © Frank H. Jump

Yusuf Sayman - Kurdish photographer - who was an exchange photographer in the Netherlands - © Frank H. Jump

Johannes van de Pol, Lisa Fernandez -Principal of PS 119 Amersfort School - © Frank H. Jump

Johannes van de Pol, Lisa Fernandez & Barbara Snow -Principal & Asst Principal of PS 119 Amersfort School - flanking Koen Steenbergen of ANYtime-US.NL © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Lexi Rene in front of photo of herself by Dutch photographer Chantal Spieard © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Frank Jump with Johannes van de Pol © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Amersfoort NL Focuses on Amersfort Brooklyn Focusing on Amersfoort NL – ANYtime-US.NL


Film by Koen Steenbergen

ANYtime-US.NL

Souvenirs From ANY – A Teaching Tool On The Amersfoort NL – Amersfort, Brooklyn Connection

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Petrus Regout Wilhelmina Birth Plate circa 1898 – Flatbush

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Lady Deborah Moody House – Willy & Frank Jump Portrait Shoot for Netherlands National Archive

taken by assistant to photographer Richard Koek (van Heineken)

taken by assistant to photographer Richard Koek (van Heineken)

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

For more historical context on Gravesend-  see Kevin Walsh’s Forgotten-NY.

Happy Koninginnedag! Happy Queen’s Day! April 30th

Frans Ludwig Broekveldt & Gatske de Jong – Marriage License – April 27, 1904 – Amsterdam Historic Museum – State Archives – Death Notice of Frans Broekveldt III

Marriage license of my maternal great grandfather & grandmother (Netherlands)

Marriage license of my maternal great grandfather & grandmother (Netherlands)

Today I received a comment from an old friend of my uncle’s. Rudy Leine wrote me this message about my uncle:

Frans and I had been very good friends. We had the nicknames Ghandy and Goof  when we were about 16 to 18 years old. I live in Brazil for many and many years. These days I was remembering him and started an Internet search and found this page. Frans – I will meet you in the future, thanks that you have been my friend.
Goof

This led me to do another search myself of my maternal grandfather’s name (Frans Broekveldt) and I discovered that a Dutch museum in Amsterdam is using my great grandfather’s and grandmother’s marriage license as an example of turn-of-the-century marriage documents.

The exhibition is called Bronnen uit Amsterdam (Sources from Amsterdam). Below are the accompanying materials from the website.

© Amsterdams Historic Museum

© Amsterdams Historic Museum

© Amsterdams Historic Museum

© Amsterdams Historic Museum

© Amsterdams Historic Museum

© Amsterdams Historic Museum

© Amsterdams Historic Museum

© Amsterdams Historic Museum

© Amsterdams Historic Museum

© Amsterdams Historic Museum

© Amsterdams Historic Museum

© Amsterdams Historic Museum

Gatze de Jong - Broekveldt - de Wit - Passport - Nederland

Gatze de Jong - Broekveldt - de Wit - Passport - Nederland

Johanna Fokkens-Broekveldt (oma-grandmother), Harold Jump, Willy Broekveldt-Jump, Frans Broekveldt II (opa-grandfather), Gatske de Jong - de Wit

Johanna Fokkens-Broekveldt (oma-grandmother), Harold Jump, Willy Broekveldt-Jump, Frans Broekveldt II (opa-grandfather), Gatske de Jong - de Wit

Frans Broekveldt II with Sabra the Doberman

Frans Broekveldt II with Sabra the Doberman

My mother Willy and my uncle Frans in an Amsterdam bar.

My mother Willy and my uncle Frans in an Amsterdam pub (kroeg).

Frans Broekveldt II & Dickey Broekveldt-Rabe

Frans Broekveldt II & Dickey Broekveldt-Rabe

Frans Broekveldt ( Frans Ludwigs grandson) at work in Amsterdam in the late 1950s

Frans Broekveldt III ( Frans Ludwig Broekveldt's grandson) at work in Amsterdam in the late 1950s

Frans Broekveldt III - Death Notice

Frans Broekveldt III - Death Notice

Frans Broekveldt - Death Notice

Frans Broekveldt - Death Notice

Frans Broekveldt ( Frans Ludwigs grandson) at work in Amsterdam in the late 1950s

Frans Broekveldt III ( Frans Ludwig's grandson) at work in Amsterdam in the late 1950s

Frans Broekveldt III

Frans Broekveldt III

Other genealogical findings of our family:

Generatie III

4    Johannes de Wit, geboren op 31-10-1858 om 10.00 uur te Amsterdam. Geboren in de Goudsbloemstraat, buurt GG, Nr. 497. Getuigen: Willem Ruijs, 77 jaar, won. Boomstraat 534 en Hermanus Ruijs, schuitenvoerder, 33 jaar, won. Goudsbloemstraat Nr. 498.
Werkman, pakhuisknecht, overleden op 17-11-1930 te Amsterdam op 72-jarige leeftijd, gehuwd op 20-jarige leeftijd op 23-07-1879 te Amsterdam met de 19-jarige
5    Grietje Leek, geboren op 28-06-1860 te Amsterdam. Dochter van Arie Leek, ovld. < 23-07-1879 en Susanna de Man
(gezindte: RK), overleden op 06-11-1935 te Amsterdam op 75-jarige leeftijd. Aanwezig waren de ouders van de bruidegom, Johannes de Wit, werkman en Maria Brugman, won. alhier en de moeder van de bruid Susanna de Man, won. alhier. De vader van de bruid, Arie Leek was overleden.
In tegenwoordigheid van de volgende getuigen: Johannes Antonie Hermanus de Wit, broeder des echtgenoots, werkman, 35 jaar: Jan Gerrit de Wit, oom des echtgenoots, werkman, 60 jaar; Pieter Willem Goedertier, werkman, 30 jaar en Theodorus Thomas Beelen, meubelenmaker, 42 jaar, wonende allen alhier.

Uit dit huwelijk:

1. Maria Susanna, geboren op 08-12-1879 te Amsterdam.
2. Johannes, geboren op 03-02-1882 om 23.30 uur te Amsterdam. Als getuigen waren aanwezig: Antonie de Wit, metselaar, 20 jaar, gehuwd, wonende Rozenstraat 39 en Jacobus Schalken, zeeman, 56 jaar, wonende Bloemstraat 196.
Diamantbewerker, gehuwd op 30-jarige leeftijd op 17-04-1912 te Amsterdam met Gatske de Jong, 30 jaar oud, geboren op 21-02-1882 te Leeuwarden. Gatske de Jong was weduwe van Frans Ludwig Broekveldt.
De ouders van de bruidegom, Johannes de Wit en Grietje Leek , en de ouders van de bruid, Pieter de Jong en Simkje Oosterhof waren aanwezig. Getuigen: Joannes Winters, 50 jaar; Aldert Meilis, 37 jaar; Willem Frederik Snijders, 51 jaar en Cornelis Hermanus Bouer, 38 jaar, allen werkman van beroep en wonende alhier.
Uit het eerste huwelijk van Gatske de Jong werd op 21-09-1905 een zoon Frans Ludwig Broekveldt geboren. Deze trouwde op 26-10-1933 met Johanna Maria Fokkens. Uit dit huwelijk: Willy Broekveldt, geb. 02-08-1936.

Google translation:

Generation III

4 Johannes 4 John de Wit , geboren op 31-10-1858 om 10.00 uur te Amsterdam. Geboren in de Goudsbloemstraat, buurt GG, Nr. de Wit, born on 31-10-1858 at 10.00 in Amsterdam. Born in Goudsbloemdwarsstraat Street near GM, Nr. 497. 497. Getuigen: Willem Ruijs, 77 jaar, won. Witnesses: William Ruijssenaars, 77 years, won. Boomstraat 534 en Hermanus Ruijs, schuitenvoerder, 33 jaar, won. Boomstraat 534 and Hermanus Ruijssenaars, barge carrier, 33 years, won. Goudsbloemstraat Nr. Goudsbloemdwarsstraat Street Journal. 498. 498.
Werkman, pakhuisknecht, overleden op 17-11-1930 te Amsterdam op 72-jarige leeftijd, gehuwd op 20-jarige leeftijd op 23-07-1879 te Amsterdam met de 19-jarige Werkman, warehouseman, deceased on 17-11-1930 in Amsterdam at the age of 72, married at the age of 20 on 23-07-1879 in Amsterdam to the 19-year-old
5 Grietje 5 Grietje Leek , geboren op 28-06-1860 te Amsterdam. Dochter van Arie Leek, ovld. Leek, born on 28-06-1860 in Amsterdam. Daughter of Arie Leek, ovld. < 23-07-1879 en Susanna de Man <23-07-1879 Susanna and the Man
(gezindte: RK), overleden op 06-11-1935 te Amsterdam op 75-jarige leeftijd. Aanwezig waren de ouders van de bruidegom, Johannes de Wit, werkman en Maria Brugman, won. (religion: RK), deceased on 06-11-1935 in Amsterdam at the age of 75. Present were the parents of the bridegroom, John de Wit, laborer and Maria Brugman, won. alhier en de moeder van de bruid Susanna de Man, won. here and the mother of the bride Susanna de Man, won. alhier. here. De vader van de bruid, Arie Leek was overleden. The father of the bride, Arie Leek was deceased.
In tegenwoordigheid van de volgende getuigen: Johannes Antonie Hermanus de Wit, broeder des echtgenoots, werkman, 35 jaar: Jan Gerrit de Wit, oom des echtgenoots, werkman, 60 jaar; Pieter Willem Goedertier, werkman, 30 jaar en Theodorus Thomas Beelen, meubelenmaker, 42 jaar, wonende allen alhier. In the presence of the following witnesses: Johannes Hermanus Antonie de Wit, brother of spouse, worker, 35 years: Jan Gerrit de Wit, uncle of spouse, worker, 60 years Pieter Willem Goedertier, laborer, 30 years and Theodorus Thomas Beelen, furniture maker , 42 years, all residing here.

Uit dit huwelijk: From this marriage:
1. 1. Maria Susanna , geboren op 08-12-1879 te Amsterdam. Maria Susanna, born on 08-12-1879 in Amsterdam.
2. 2. Johannes , geboren op 03-02-1882 om 23.30 uur te Amsterdam. Als getuigen waren aanwezig: Antonie de Wit, metselaar, 20 jaar, gehuwd, wonende Rozenstraat 39 en Jacobus Schalken, zeeman, 56 jaar, wonende Bloemstraat 196. John, born on 03-02-1882 at 23.30 hours in Amsterdam. If witnesses were present Antonie de Wit, bricklayer, 20 years, married, residing Rozenstraat 39 and Jacobus Schalken, seaman, 56 years, residing Bloemstraat 196.
Diamantbewerker, gehuwd op 30-jarige leeftijd op 17-04-1912 te Amsterdam met Diamond cutter married at the age of 30 on 17-04-1912 in Amsterdam to Gatske Gatske de Jong , 30 jaar oud, geboren op 21-02-1882 te Leeuwarden. Gatske de Jong was widowed by Frans Ludwig Broekveldt. de Jong, 30 years old, born on 21-02-1882 in Leeuwarden. Gatske Young was the widow of Frans Ludwig Broekveldt.
De ouders van de bruidegom, Johannes de Wit en Grietje Leek , en de ouders van de bruid, Pieter de Jong en Simkje Oosterhof waren aanwezig. The parents of the bridegroom, John de Wit and Gretel Leek, and the parents of the bride, Pieter de Jong and Simkje Oosterhof were present. Getuigen: Joannes Winters, 50 jaar; Aldert Meilis, 37 jaar; Willem Frederik Snijders, 51 jaar en Cornelis Hermanus Bouer, 38 jaar, allen werkman van beroep en wonende alhier. Witnesses: John Winters, 50 years; Aldert Meilis, 37 years; Frederik Willem Snijders, 51 years and Cornelis Hermanus Bouer, 38 years, all working professional and living here.
Uit het eerste huwelijk van Gatske de Jong werd op 21-09-1905 een zoon Frans Ludwig Broekveldt geboren. From the first marriage of Gatske de Jong was a son 21-09-1905 Frans Ludwig Broekveldt born. Deze trouwde op 26-10-1933 met Johanna Maria Fokkens. They married on 26-10-1933 with Maria Johanna Fokkens. Uit dit huwelijk: Willy Broekveldt, geb. From this marriage: Willy Broekveldt, born. 02-08-1936. 02-08-1936.

And Frans Broekveldt – October 2, 1940 – February 9, 2009 – who would have been thrilled to have known his grandparent’s marriage license was being used as a sample document for the Amsterdams Historical Museum.

Google translation leaves much to be desired. I will work on this over the next few weeks.

Frans Broekveldt III – 2 Oktober 1940 – 9 Februari 2009 – Amsterdam – Badhoevendorp, NL

Frans Broekveldt as a child.

Frans Broekveldt III as a child.

Frans Broekveldt III - Adolescent in the Dam Square

Frans Broekveldt III - Adolescent in the Dam Square

Frans as a young adult.

Frans as a young adult.

Frans in het Centrum

Frans in het Centrum in his "spijkerbroek en overhemd."

Rekening from our last meal together with my mother at a local Chinese restaurant.

"Rekening" from our last meal together with my mother at a local Chinese restaurant.

My maternal uncle, Frans Broekveldt III died in his sleep over the weekend in his new home in Badhoevendorp, Amsterdam. Frans was survived by his wife Dickey Broekveldt, two daughters Susan & Sonia, and his grand daughter Linsey and grand son Rick and his only sister Willy Broekveldt-Jump. Condolences may be sent to the family Broekveldt – Azaleastraat 38, 1171WV, Badhoevendorp, Amsterdam, NL and Willy Jump, 1445 Geneva Loop 17E, Brooklyn NY 11239. 

I’ll always remember him listening to his Ben E. King albums up in the attic bedroom on the Geuzenstraat. On occasion he would read to me from his thick oversized book about evolution or rail against the evil imperialist and racist America. He loved his motorcycle when he was riding it. He cherished his grandchildren and family. 

Traditional Dutch Costumes of Volendam, NL – Great Grandparents & Myself

Jan de Witt & Caske de Jong © Frank H. Jump

Jan de Witt & Caske de Jong © Frank H. Jump

In Volendam © Frank H. Jump

Volendam in 1967 © Frank H. Jump

Above is a picture of my great-grandmother with her second husband in costumes of the Volendam region of North Holland. I’m guessing this was taken after the war (WWII) circa 1948. Below is myself in typical Volendamse klederdracht (translation) or traditional clothing. I found a great website that gives audio examples of all of the dialects spoken in the Netherlands. To my ear the differences are vast but to the unfamiliar ear, it may all sound like Dutch to you.

This posting is the first of a number of postings from the photos my mom dragged out of her closet. Out of the closet and into the scanner!

PS119 Amersfort School Goes Delft Blue

Delft Blue - Mr. Clarke

Delft Blue - Mr. Clarke - Fine Arts Instructor Extraordinaire

Delft Blue - Mr. Clarke

Delft Blue - Mr. Clarke - Fine Arts Instructor Extraordinaire

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