Family reconstructions

Once you start digging, there is no stopping. Apart from digging up my own ancestors (see Kwartierstaten) I also dig up their relatives. Some of the results can be found here - but unfortunately it is all in Dutch.

Het nageslacht van Peter Wissenburg (1716 - c. 1770)

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My notes on the descendants from my oldest known Wissenburg ancestor. The data are on average 15 years old. Further information on the most recent four generations (members of whom are still alive) is available on a personal basis - privacy laws prohibit me from publishing more about them here.

Onderzoek naar Peter Wissenburg

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My oldest known Wissenburg ancestors pop up in the 1720s to 1750s. For the past 25 years I have been trying to hunt down older ancestors, so far without luck. This (Dutch) text gives an overview of all the negatives and vague suspicions I had gathered by 2007. I’m working on a new and updated (English) overview – contact me if you’re interested.

Die Nachfahren Albicastros

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From 2006-2010, I was involved (together with music expert Dr Rudolf Rasch and a descendant, Mr Peter Hengst) in Prof Dr Otmar Tönz' research into the origins of the Baroque composer, violinist and military officer Albicastro, the Italian nickname for Johann Heinrich von Weissenburg as he was called in Germany, or Joannes Henricus van Weijssenburgh in the Netherlands. We have come a little closer to solving the riddle, closer at least than scholars in the past two or three centuries, but we are not there yet. My tiny contribution was mostly genealogical: I checked previously gathered names and data and tried to uncover new stuff. The result, an overview of Albicastro's children and grandchildren, is in this file (which I keep updating – most recently after I discovered that Albicastro died in Maastricht on 26 January 1730). Any additions or suggestions for revision will be greatly appreciated. A word of warning, though: the file is partly in German and parly in Dutch. See also the full group report from early 2009 (in German). For a general but slightly outdated introduction to Albicastro, see this English Wikipedia article or the more complete German version.

Genealogie Hendriks (Zyfflich)

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A tentative reconstruction of the Hendriks family in Zyfflich (near Kleve and Nijmegen) prepared for the Dutch 'Duffeltgenealogie' newsgroup.

Reconstructie Baselmans

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A second attempt at a reconstruction of the Baselmans family from Zeelst (before 1800), from which I descend twice. There are two other reconstructions that I know of, but since I do not know on what sources they are based, and do not have access to them, I began to work on my own reconstruction. Even though it is far better than my first attempt, it remains 'work in progress' - all comments and suggestions are more than welcome.

Onderzoek naar Antonius Polman

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My mother's oldest known ancestor, Antonius Polman (c.1695-c.1765), married four times and had at least fourteen children, but where did he come from? I've collected a few notes on contemporary Polmans, but I've still found nothing solid. All comments and suggestions are welcome...

File to be updated in 2007

Genealogische aantekeningen rond David Prins

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At the request of a friend, I spent a few weeks on research into the ancestors of her great-grandfather David Prins from Amsterdam and into the fate of his (i.e., an average Jewish) family during WWII. The data published here are incomplete, partly because privacy laws oblige me to delete references to (possibly) living persons.

Fragmentgenealogie Koenders in Kranenburg

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Compiled and written together with Willem Rutten: a reconstruction of five generations Koenders (also Coenders, Coenen, Koenen etc.) in and around Kranenburg, Germany between roughly 1600 and 1750. The family is related to several still existing families in the Duffelt region east of Nijmegen.