Category Archives: Netherlands

Dutch Faces on Friesland Day – Governors Island

September 12, 2009 - New Island Festival - Friesland Day - © Frank H. Jump

September 12, 2009 - New Island Festival - Friesland Day - © Frank H. Jump

September 12, 2009 - New Island Festival - Friesland Day - © Frank H. Jump

September 12, 2009 - New Island Festival - Friesland Day - © Frank H. Jump

September 12, 2009 - New Island Festival - Friesland Day - © Frank H. Jump

September 12, 2009 - New Island Festival - Friesland Day - © Frank H. Jump

September 12, 2009 - New Island Festival - Friesland Day - © Frank H. Jump

September 12, 2009 - New Island Festival - Friesland Day - © Frank H. Jump

Frisian Cow - Governors Island - Friesland Day - September 12, 2009 © Frank H. Jump

Frisian Cow - Governors Island - Friesland Day - September 12, 2009 © Frank H. Jump

Flag of Friesland - A Northern Province of the Netherlands - Wikipedia

Flag of Friesland - A Northern Province of the Netherlands - Wikipedia

Friesland – Wikipedia

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Photographer Richard Koek @ South Street Seaport Museum

Richard Koek & Willy Broekveldt Jump @ the Opening of the New Amsterdam – The Island at the Center of the World Exhibition – September 12, 2009 © Frank H. Jump

Richard Koek & Willy Broekveldt Jump @ the Opening of the New Amsterdam – The Island at the Center of the World Exhibition – September 12, 2009 © Frank H. Jump

© Richard Koek

© Richard Koek

New Amsterdam – The Island @ the Center of the World – The Exhibition

Courtesy of the Nationaal Archief (National Archives of the Netherlands).

Courtesy of the Nationaal Archief (National Archives of the Netherlands).

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, September 12, 2009
11.00am to 1.00pm

South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street NYC

Previous postings

NY400 Celebrates Dutch-American Relationship

ANYtime proudly presents: The Flatland Connection

ANYtime proudly presents: The Flatland Connection

Direct from Holland, the New Island Festival will set up stakes on New York City’s Governors Island from September 10–13 and again from September 17–20. The festival will kick off the fall with provocative theatre, stunning site-specific performance, dazzling visual arts and exhilarating DJ sets, performed by world class Dutch performers. More than 150 artists will perform during the festival.

ANYtime-US-NL Flatland Connection Photo Exhibit @ Boro Hall

CLICK HERE FOR ANYtime Invite PDF

CLICK HERE FOR ANYtime Invite PDF

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

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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. 

Willy Broekveldt Jump – Returning to the USA on Pan Am

Flying back to the US from the Netherlands on Pan Am.

My mother flying back to the US from the Netherlands on Pan Am circa 1958.

Oma op Zandvoort – Grandma at Zandvoort – Age 13

Johanna Fokkens (maternal grandmother) at the beach in Holland - Zandvoort

Johanna Fokkens (maternal grandmother - rear with bow) at the beach in Holland - Zandvoort

Willy Broekveldt – Seven Months Old

My mother at seven months old.

My mother at seven months old.

Johanna Fokkens – Maternal Grandmother – Amsterdam Rooftop

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s (central)

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s - (second from right bottom row)

Amsterdam Rondvaart – Cruising the Canals with Oma

Rondvaart with Oma circa 1964

Rondvaart with Oma circa 1964

Oma with the cigarettes that killed her.

Oma with the cigarettes that killed her.

Another Annual Summer Rondvaart circa 1966

Another Annual Summer Rondvaart with my mom Willy - circa 1965

The first pleasure cruise in the history of the Amsterdam canals took place in 1621 when Queen Elisabeth Stuart of Bohemia was welcomed into the city in a parade of festively decorated admiralty sloops, with thousands of Amsterdammers cheering on bridges and canal-sides. Treating visiting royals and other VIP’s to a cruise on our canals became a tradition that lives on till today. From Winston Churchill to the Beatles and Nelson Mandela, almost all our famous guests have made their acquaintance with the city from the deck of a canal cruise boat. Rondvaart – Canal Cruises

Johanna Fokkens – Maternal Grandmother

Johanna Fokkens Broekveldt (middle) - circa 1920s

Johanna Fokkens Broekveldt (middle) - circa 1930s

Frans Broekveldt – My Maternal Grandfather

circa 1920

Frans Broekveldt - circa 1920 - Amsterdam

Frans en vrienden

Frans (middel) en vrienden - Amsterdam, NL