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From the entering
chairman
Apparently, the new chairman has to write an article in the Journal. I knew that, of course, but since my
presence in this issue will pretty much be everywhere, it’s kind of hard what to write about.
A lot of information will be made available through the interview with me, written by Gulian Crommelin,
to be found elsewhere in this Crommelin Journal issue.
I was involved in the Crommelin foundations activities for the first time with the Crommelin gathering
in the Oude Kerk (“Old church”) in Amsterdam, where I met some Australian Crommelins. Various
reunions later, Robert Crommelin found out I (sometimes…) played golf. He invited me to join the family
on the yearly “Crommelin Open (Golf Tournament)”, which I did. Next, he asked me to organize the next
one. Then, he asked me to become his successor as chairman. As it turns out, a career within
the Crommelin foundation organization can take off really quickly...
I thought about Roberts offer for some time, but decided rapidly on joining the
committee. I like what the foundation does, and want to help on it. I just made
one remark: Robert told me he did this for 10 years, and I’m not sure if I should
consider that to be the length of the standard term… But for now, I’m here and
I received a warm welcome from the rest of the board, and looking forward to
the oncoming period.
I like to thank my predecessor Robert Crommelin, for 10 years of service
as the chairman of the Crommelin foundation. I hope that myself, the
rest of the board (Dies, May en Walter), the editorial staff of the Journal
(Loukie, Amber, Jeroen, Nina and Walter) as well as the countless other
people that help in various ways are able to carry both the Crommelin
family and the foundation well into the future!
Regards, and hope to see you soon,
Michiel Crommelin
Chairman Crommelin Foundation
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Preface / Voorwoord
From a snowy Groningen, where we gathered
as editorial staff, we wish you all a very happy
and prosperous 2014!
Vanuit een besneeuwd Groningen, waar wij als
redactie bij elkaar zijn, wensen wij u allen een
heel gelukkig en voorspoedig 2014 toe!
This is the first edition of the journal under
chairmanship of Michiel Crommelin. Elsewhere
in this journal you find an article written by
the leaving chairman, Robert Crommelin, as
well as an interview with the new chairman.
Transfer of the chairmanship took place
after the reunion in ‘t Flierse. If you have any
pictures of the reunion that you wish to share
with the rest of the family, please send these
to the email address of the editorial staff:
[email protected]
Dit is de eerste editie van het journaal onder
voorzitterschap van Michiel Crommelin.
Elders in dit journaal treft u een bericht
aan van de scheidend voorzitter, Robert
Crommelin, alsmede een interview met de
nieuwe voorzitter. De overdracht van het
voorzitterschap vond plaats tijdens de reunie
in ’t Flierse. Heeft u foto’s genomen tijdens de
reunie die u wilt delen met de familie, dan kunt
u deze naar het e-mailadres van de redactie
sturen: [email protected]
If you feel compelled by what you see and
read in this issue, and you wish to write
anything about the family yourself, we
sincerely appreciate your contribution very
much! You can send this to
[email protected] as well.
Mocht u aangestoken worden door wat u hier
ziet en leest, en wilt u zelf ook graag eens
een familieverhaal aanleveren, dan is uw
bijdrage zeer welkom! Deze kunt u sturen naar
[email protected]
What can you expect in this issue: among
others the first part of a series about Jaap
and Laurine (van Nieukerken), written by their
son Gulian. Also there is a report about the
family reunion in rural estate ‘t Flierse, and the
regular features as “Family affairs”, “Website
spotlights” and “Crommelin in business”. The
last one has an interview with Amber, who
just launched a new shopping concept in
Groningen.
Wat kunt u zoal verwachten in deze uitgave:
onder andere het eerste deel van een serie
over Jaap en Laurine (van Nieukerken),
geschreven door hun zoon Gulian. Daarnaast
een verslag van de familie-reunie in ’t
Flierse, een ook de vaste rubrieken als
‘familieberichten’, ‘website-spotlights’ en
‘Crommelin in Bedrijf’, waarin een interview
met Amber die een nieuw winkel concept
gelanceerd heeft in Groningen. Kortom, een
gevarieerd beeld van familie in beweging!
In short: a varied image of a family on the
move!
Warm regards,
De redactie
Editorial staff
Colofon
Crommelin Journal
[email protected]
Hoofdredactie
Michiel Crommelin
Eindredactie:
Loukie Crommelin
Ontwerp en design
Amber Crommelin
Jeroen Oosterwijk
Overige medewerkers
Nina Crommelin
Walter Crommelin
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Changing ChairmenRobert Crommelin
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Family Reunion 2013 report
Mariad Crommelin
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Interview ChairmanMichiel Crommelin
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Tales by JaapGulian Crommelin
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Chapter 1: Why did Jaap and Laurine Crommelin-van Nieuwkerken go to Indie
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Chapter 2: Pa and Ma during World War 2
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Crommelaria
Board of the Crommelin Foundation 10
Crommelin in Business
Nina Crommelin-Overdick
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Website Spotlights Miff Crommelin & Govert Deketh
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Long Ago and Far Away
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A Christmas Carol
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A Visit In A Dutch Country House
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J.H. Scheffer - Crommelin Genealogy Archive
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Erfstukken VertellenDésirée Crommelin
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Het Spoor Terug
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En Famille
Lamberthe de J., Désirée Cr. & Mariad Cr.
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Changing chairmen
So long, Robert, welcome Michiel!
It’s been ten years
already! I enjoyed it a
great deal, being part of
the board of our Family
Foundation – in a period
where we could build
on what was born at
the remarkable ‘clan
meeting’ in the old
church in Amsterdam in
1997.
Cousin Robert was
heading the ‘family
conversation’, that
brought about the idea of a Family Foundation,
that was given ‘hands and feet’ quickly after
under the good guidance of Gulian, Annemarie,
Liesbeth and Henk, Bernard, with the steady
support from abroad by Miff and Govert, steering
our Flagship www.crommelin.nl !
We went beyond what was until then – working
group for the next ‘patriciaat edition’ or organizing
committee for the family reunion and moved on to
the Foundation form. Headed by Annemarie the
Amsterdam Crommelin Archives were founded
within the Amsterdam City Archives, where we
enjoyed a warm welcome from our hosts at the
start.
The Journal was born - a special moment, that
was made possible through the efforts of many:
Liesbeth and Henk, Amber, Jeroen, Desiree
and Loukie! They managed while leading busy
lives to develop step by step with each issue a
real and attractive family forum for anyone who
wants to share and embody our notion of ‘family’
in words or images! It continues to grow in form
and the circle of people it is sent to! We did ‘put
on the rails’ our ambition to internationalize – for
instance have a look and join at our Facebook
family page, but we did temper our expectations a
bit: internationalization of a family network appears
to be a slow train coming in a time of many
social media alternatives and in the absence of a
compelling ‘raison d’ètre’.
A great and memorable moment was the donation
by Sophie and Ineke of the spectacular Chinese
dinner service especially decorated for our
ancestors who ordered it (‘Chine de Commande’).
Hans gave a lot of energy and good care to ensure
an elegant and silent transition of this wonderful
heritage! His daughter Dies will take up the
question of how to own such treasure! And who
ever in our family knows its history: write about it:
that’s ‘patine’ on the plates! In our own country
we as a family have come to enjoy a set of yearly
activities, like the family hike, the Crommelin Golf
Match, the family lunch for seasoned members
only and our family reunion, like we enjoyed last
autumn at the beautiful premise of ‘t Flierse’,
where Trix’ sister Ineke de Jonge was so kind to let
us be her guests!
It was a joy to be part of the board of our
Foundation and get to know and work together
with people who I got to know well and appreciate
a lot for the energy they gave to the coming of age
of our Foundation. I have experienced how little
initiatives can prosper and just grow by themselves
and have been fortunate to get to know many
family members that have become dear to me,
thanks!
Robert Crommelin
Family Golf, Naarden 2011
I am happy to welcome Michiel as our new President: I’ve come to
know him as an enjoyable, practical and loyal ‘pal’, with whom you
feel a natural connection – that can only go in the right direction!
And finally: many thanks to many family members whom we have
asked for something, be it writings, assistance, participation,
donation, initiative or just positive intention: thanks a lot!
Robert
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Family reunion report
’t Flierse estate - september 2013
On the 15th of September 2013 our family Crommelin reunion took place at ”’t Flierse”
estate in Eefde, 10 miles south of the city of Deventer in the eastern part of The
Netherlands. ”t Flierse” was built in 1942 and named originally as “De Martinshof” by the
family Fürstner, a renowned goldsmith specializing in wedding rings then. The heavy safe
with twist locks is still a keepsake of that period. The goldsmith jewellery business moved
in the 70’s and still exists in Twello, a neighbouring village across the IJssel River.
“’t Flierse” estate changed ownership several
times till it was bought in the ‘90’s by Ineke de
Jong-de Jonge, sister of Trix, who married my
eldest brother Gulian Crommelin.
Ineke expanded the estate from 27 to 44 acres
in 1997. The estate now falls under the scenery
legislation (NSW-arrangement). A trivial fact is that
the notarial deed talks about a hidden “treasure”,
which was possibly a money- or gold chest that
may have fallen out of a military pay cart of the
Napoleontic army crossing The Netherlands at the
start of the nineteenth century. It may lay buried in
the “Flier” = “Vledder”= “peat”. If the owner of the
estate finds the “treasure” he is obligated to share
half of the money with the pre-owner who then
is obligated to share his half with … etc. Would it
be attractive for the Crommelins? It seems to me
a very tempting idea. Anyway, it was a subject
to humorous and speculative fantasies and a
challenge for the kids for an exciting treasure hunt
through the woods and fields around the pond of
“’t Flierse”.
reunion team and their preparations started off.
Preparational phase
On the 15-th of September at 12:00 AM, 35 adult
and 9 youthful Crommelin family members and
relatives came together on the spacious terrace
in the beautiful garden of “’t Flierse”. Cake and
beverages supported the joy of this meeting
together with some autumn sun. The chairman
Robert Cr. opened the reunion with a short
welcome to all of us and especially to the oldest
participant Aunt Totie Deketh-Cr. (born in 1916)
accompanied by her daughter Olowine, also from
Amsterdam. Robert thanked the reunion team for
their efforts with flowers and he wished everybody
a beautiful day. He also spent a few words about
the activities that the Cr. foundation had made
and some pipeline developments, obligations
and plans for the near future, e.g. the Cr. golf
tournament, annual senior meetings, family
walking plans and kids programmes, ending up
with some administrative matters.
In a number of preparatory sessions, starting
spring 2013, between Ineke, Feike Douma,
Trix, Gulian with the board of the Crommelin
Foundation, Ineke felt happy to invite us on her
estate to hold the family reunion 2013. However,
the original date was shifted unexpectedly by
the board, and due to that incident a few
enthusiastic (foreigner) family members could not
attend the autumn meeting. In an end-of-august
meeting between Ineke, Feike with the Crommelin
Foundation chairman Robert Crommelin (from
Naarden) and the family reunion 2013 committee,
Nina and her husband Walter Cr. (Groningen),
Adriana Cr., spouse of Reinhard Cr. (Deventer) in
the presence of Gulian and Trix Cr. (Gorssel),
Michiel Cr. and his Ellen, a new date and program
were planned. Full of confidence and spirit Ineke
passed her keys into the hands of Nina and her
Robert Crommelin (Naarden) en
Nina Crommelin-Overdick (Groningen).
Crommelin family day 2013
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After the fabulous lunch four groups were formed
and four topics/activities were exposed:
1. The antique Crommelin “Chine de
commande” porcelain: problems and potential
uses of it; Hans and Sophie Donker-Cr.
(Deventer) led the issue.
Her home, garden and forest were in a perfect
condition at her return. And of course, obligated
as part of the deed, Ineke received her share of
the treasure: a Rot-Käpchen wine, Glen Tallogh
whisky and a beautiful flower bouquet. Ineke told
me also that the Cr. reunion may well be held
again at her “’t Flierse”.
2. Genealogy: the Crommelin pedigree,
e.g. update, male and female members and
complementary research under the leadership
of Bernard van Wickevoort -Cr. (Greifswald,
Germany, in an effort to generate ideas for
study topics and eventual reporting in the
Crommelin Journal.
3. All together participating in creating a
painting of the Crommelins attending the
Cr.-reunion 2013 on a large canvas placed on
an easel at the terrace under a huge painters
sunshade.
4. A treasure quest through the garden and
forest (designed by Gulian and Trix Cr. before
their departure abroad) under the supervision
of Nina and Walter Cr. It was the favourite of
the day. Not only our youthful members but
also the not so youthful Crommelins were
victim of the “gold fever”. The treasure was
eventually located and excavated!
Personally, I enjoyed attending the interesting
genealogy session with Walter Cr. (Haarlem) and
Bernard vW.Cr. (Greifswald). The Crommelin family
day 2013 ended around 04:00 PM and everybody
went home, amused and grateful, I feel.
Hans Donker (Deventer), May CrommelinHuyssen van Kattendijke (Laren (Gld)), Totie
Deketh-Crommelin (Amsterdam) en Claudine
Broekhuysen-Crommelin (Bussum).
Afterwards, I drove Bernard vW.Cr. to his
ancestors estate “Nieuw-Rande” at Olst
(please, see also “Het spoor terug”, as Bernard
contributed the genealogy part to this paper), near
Deventer. Afterwards I delivered Bernard to his
hotel where he stayed before he left for Germany.
Meanwhile, the Cr. reunion team cleaned up all the
tracks of the reunion at “’t Flierse estate”. They
really did a great job as Ineke later reported to me.
Walter Crommelin (Groningen) and Reinhard
Crommelin (Deventer), Coen Sandberg (Den
Haag), Walter Crommelin (Haarlem).
The upcoming generation, here seen at the start
of the treasure hunt.
Elske Crommelin-Van Dijken (Deventer),
Jan and Gisela Crommelin (Hamburg/Australië).
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Some personal muses
Looking back, I like to muse about the Crommelin
family day 2013 in sharing some personal
thoughts with you:
- The location: perfect because of the
accessibility, parking, the diversity of scenery and
child-friendly potentials. These aspects may be
relevant in future planning as there were more
kids did participate than ever before as I can
remember.
- The participants: 9 children (aged between 2
and 16 years); 4 boys and 5 girls amongst them
one teenager guest from Australia (roommate of
Christine Scott-Smith-Cr.) 35 adults: 17 ladies and
18 gents (aged 17-96)
- Coming from: The Netherlands: southwest 3,
east: 10, central & western: 18 and northern
region: 9; abroad: Germany 1 and Australia 3
participants.
- Participants fee: € 25,- p.p.
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Totie Deketh-Crommelin (Laren (Gld))
Some personal suggestions
* Choose a fixed date, e.g. last Sunday in June
or First Sunday in September; much easier for
the agendas of all of us and for our future global
communication. About 10 foreign family members
I know of were planning to participate in the
reunion, but had to change their planning due to
the last minute date switch. This might also be
relevant to other programs, annual (alternating?)
senior and kids programs
* An agenda of all activities on the back flap of
each coming Crommelin Journal
* Next to that, more short memo’s from the
chairman in the opening speech on the reunion
day itself, regarding foundation capital, website,
social media like face-book, administrative
matters, like contribution rules, foreign contacts,
visits, addresses, books, questions, etc. And
especially a warmer attention to all family
members and relatives here and abroad who
work hard, in silence, behind the scenes for the
Crommelin Foundation.
* A call to all family members to contact the
Crommelin secretary, when there are any changes
in address, family matters, etc.
* Contribution fee: children under 16 years free;
introduction of interested guests.
I do feel that, only in that way we can keep the
Crommelin family heritage alive and meanwhile
binding the warm connections between all of us.
Last but not least, I like to end by expressing my
sincere gratitude to all who made the Crommelin
family day 2013 into a success for all participants
and of course also to those helping me in making
this report.
With warmest regards,
Mariad Crommelin
E-mail: [email protected]
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Interview Chairman
Since September 2013 Michiel has taken over the Chairmanship
of the Crommelin Foundation from Robert Crommelin (Naarden,
The Netherlands). So a good reason to interview him and to find
out who he is and what his plans for the Crommelin Foundation
are. This interview took place on December 29, 2013 at the
home of Gulian Crommelin, his uncle and brother of his father
Mariad.
Michiel was born February 16, 1976 in Eindhoven,
a big industrial town in the south of The
Netherlands. He is the eldest son of Mariad and
Elske Crommelin - van Dijken. He went to the
primary school “de Tweelingen”, in the period
1982 - 1988. The following six years he followed
the Grammar school “Lorentz Casimir”. The
next step was the School for Higher Vocational
Education in Rijswijk, a town close to The Hague.
He started in 2002, January 01, at STORK
Technical Services as construction engineer.
He worked (among many other projects) for
the “Schoonebeek redevelopment project”
(Schoonebeek is a village in the north-east of The
Netherlands), which means that a steam plant was
constructed, to produce steam to heat the very
viscous crude oil for easier mining. Nowadays he
is project manager with the same company.His
hobbies are: golfing, tennis, fitness, snooker and
playing the guitar and piano.
Michiel en Ellen under an
umbrella, Gent 2012
He lives with his girlfriend Ellen in Utrecht, a town
in the heart of The Netherlands. Ellen was born
in Amsterdam and studied Human Resource
Management in Higher Vocational Education in
Amsterdam. She now works as Career Counseler
for the youth at the “Windroos” (translated as
“Compass rose”) foundation, which is trying to
help youth with psychiatric problems to re-enter
society, through study or job. Her hobbies are:
music and movies as well as fitness and reading.
The hobby of both is “travelling”, preferably “flydrive” holidays.
Michiel and Ellen in Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Park,
Utah, USA
As new chairman you will wonder what his
intentions are for the Crommelin Foundation.
Photo of Schoonebeek project. This photo is
just the Central Treatment Facility, excluding the
transport pipelines (to Lingen, Germany, as well
as 14 “wellsites” where the crude oil is actually
mined.
1. The new chairman intends to each year send
you Christmas greetings by e-mail, which will
inform you as well about important activities
planned for the coming year. This agenda will list
the dates and places (if applicable) of the family
walk, the golf tournament, the lunch for the “65
plus” generation, the closing dates for the input
for the Crommelin Journal and inform you about a
reunion (if applicable).
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2. The Crommelin Journal will be issued twice
a year, pre-dominantly in English (but still some
Dutch). In his opinion in the Crommelin Journal
you should read more articles from the non-Dutch
members of the family and more inputs from the
younger members, for example what kind of work
they do, where they live, what studies they follow,
what hobbies they have, etc. Stories from the
past are important, but reports from the younger
members will give us a picture of their intentions
and views on the future.
3. As chairman he will take the initiative to make
available for the members of the Crommelin
Foundation the names, cities and countries of
Crommelin members around the world, in order to
create a network for visits during holidays, social
contact and maybe even internships. Last year, he
was in California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada, and
would have loved to visit family members there.
The fact that he had no idea who lived there and
how to contact them is something he would like to
prevent for other travelling family members. More
international contact between family members
is a matter of foreign family members meeting
each other, and in his vision holidays are a perfect
method to obtain this.
Michiel wishes all members of the Crommelin
family all the best for 2014.
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Tales by Jaap
Chapter 1: Why did Jaap and Laurine Crommelin-van Nieuwkerken go to Indie1
This will be the first of a series of short stories2 from the book with this title. The book was
compiled in 2009, 2010 and 2011 by their eldest son Gulian and written for his brothers
and sisters, Mariad, Elselous, Daan, Désirée, Duco and Otteline. And two family members
of that generation, who still live, Aunt Agnes and Uncle Henk.
Gulian, Mariad and Else-lous
went with them and Daan was
born in Semarang, Mid-Java in
1948. The book covers mainly
the period from their marriage
in 1939 to their return to the
Netherlands in 1949, extended
with a brief report on the
period up to 1961 when I left
home and went into the Royal
Netherlands Navy.
Above a good picture of my parents at that time.
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Many thanks go to Aunt Agnes, a sister of Jaap.
She has a good memory and was able to assist in
clearing up many things. Also Uncle Henk helped
where ever he could. He is a nephew of Laurine.
They both were very close to my parents. Most of
the photos are from an album I
got from my Mother on the day
Trix de Jonge and I married.
Ma has been a very prolific
photographer.
Reading the chapters you will see that Pa was not
very happy in his job he got before the war.. He
wanted a job with independence and able to take
his own responsibilities. In the headquarters of the
National Telephone Company there was little to no
change for such.
After the period in Indië we see him return to
The Hague and the office in the Head Quarters
of the Telephone Company. But he has tasted
responsibilities, being own boss, a respected
manager and dealing with challenges without
bureaucracy. He is not happy at all. From that
time there are stories about overstraining and
depressions. Amsterdam was the first step on
the road to greater independency. After that more
responsibility in Groningen. But Arnhem gave him
what he wanted. He was one of the important man
of an important town. A Regent.
Their stay in Indië has been important to them,
many friendships were made and were cherished
for the rest of their lives. In his work Pa did not
suffer from many superiors, bureaucracy, etc. He
wanted a manager job as far as possible from
The camera of Ma, which I still have.
head office. His job in Indië was director of the
My parents Jaap and Laurine Crommelin-Van
telephone district mid-Java, based in Semarang.
Nieukerken (mostly called Pa and Ma in the
He was his own boss and he liked it!
stories), left many boxes full of photo’s, letters
sent to their families and friends home and reports
This series is divided into 10 chapters.
on how their way of living was, what their thoughts
of what they saw and felt about the political and
Chapter 1 – Introduction
military struggle, which was going on in Indië, at
Chapter 2 – World War II
the time. Some reports are very unique, such as a
Chapter 3 – World War II, the Hunger winter
report on the voyage Pa made by aircraft in 1945
Chapter 4 – The big step is taken
from Amsterdam (Schiphol3) to Batavia4, a good
Chapter 5 – Pa travels by aircraft to Indië
condition is a problem in the tropics. Uncle Henk,
Chapter 6 – Ma and children travel by MS
solved that problem by sending Ma new
Oranje to Indië
cartridges of 8 photos each, packed in empty air
Chapter 7 – Semarang, the family
tide solder cigarette tins to keep the humidity out
Chapter 8 – Semarang, military & business
of this sensitive material.
Chapter 9 – The family returns to The
Netherlands by MS. Sibajak
Chapter 10 – After Indië
1 Indië was a colony of the Netherlands in the Far East. It became
independency in 1949 and is called Indonesia nowadays.
2 Many of the letters are in the Dutch Language and so will not be published
in these stories.
3 Schiphol is the national and famous airfield, close to Amsterdam.
4 Batavia is called Jakarta nowadays.
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Chapter 2: Pa and Ma during World War 2
The Hague 1939 - 1944
Pa and Ma married on January 24, 1939. Pa had
graduated as Engineer Electro Engineering at Delft
University of Technologies and, and this was very
important in those days, had found a job. Before
World War 2 there was a lot of unemployment in
the Europe. Many highly educated people worked
as garbage collector or as tram driver, etc. But
Pa got a proper job with the National Telephone
Company. His annual income was 2394,- guilders,
which nowadays is about 1088,- Euro or 1469,USD. They were very glad to find a rented house
in the Fuchsiastraat in The Hague. Aunt Agnes
told us that the house was very small and became
definitely overcrowded during the war, when two
sons were born, Gulian in 1941 and Mariad in
1942. And at the end of the war Else-Lous was
born in April 1945.
During the war there was a shortage of shoes, so
I used wooden shoes and I still do during work in
the garden, in the woods and so on. I still have a
pair of wooden shoes I used during this period.
A few photos of me
Left - as baby in the
living room.
Mid - reading a book
Right - eating
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Four generations, which was very rare in those days.
From left to right: Jaap Crommelin, Gulian, his eldest
son, Great Grandfather Sickinghe, the father of
Grandfather Aubin’s wife and to the right
Grandfather Aubin, Jaap’s father
An identification
medal and some
lining of the cradle
my parents used.
Gulian with Grandfather Aubin and
Grandmother Loukie in Zeist, January,
1942.
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In 1942 my parents went up to Gorssel, to
introduce me to two people my parents liked
very much, Uncle Marie and Aunt Greet van
Nieukerken. They were brother and sister and
lived in a beautiful house (Huis te Werken) in
Joppe, a small village near Gorssel, where
Trix and I live today. His full name was Marie
Adrianus. My brother was named after him. At
first he was called Marie Adrianus, but during
the period in Indië, Ma wrote in her letters about
Marie Ad., which became Mariad. After the stay
in Indië we went many times to Huis te Werken
during our holidays. It means in English “House
to work”, because Uncle Marie was an architect
and worked mostly at home. This meant that we
had to work in the woods, cutting trees, splitting
wood for the open fires, planting trees, keeping
the footpaths tidy, etc. in the morning, but played
our own games in the woods in the afternoon. It
is remarkable that in 1972 my father- and motherin-law bought a part of the woods, which had
belonged to Huis te Werken (which had been sold
at that time) and built a house there. Trix and I
and our children went often to this house and the
wood, the garden and the swimming pool. Nearly
every vacation. When my father-in-law died, Trix
and I moved into the house, to take care of my
mother-in-law. When she had died as well, we
lived for five years in the house and in 2009 we
moved to the house we live in today.
From discussions with Aunt Agnes I understand
that Pa and Ma did not have a lot of worries
during the first four years of the war. The German
occupier kept Pa in function, but put an extra
superior over him. So there was a salary which
meant food and shelter. Until the winter of 19441945, when especially the western part of the
Netherland suffered from an enormous shortage
of food.
This shortage was due to a strike of the railway
company, ordered by the Dutch government
in London, the growing shortage of coal, the
shortage of trucks and other vehicles, which
had been taken by the Germans and a severe
winter with frozen canals, so even ships were
unable to bring food and fuel. It is remarkable that
according to Aunt Agnes, my Grandfather Aubin
and she heard about the birth of Else-Lous from
a German telephone employee. So Pa had some
connections with the German telephone people
who respected him and used their own lines to
send a message to his father and mother in Zeist.
I remember very little of the war. I remember that
I was sitting in a drum of steel and suddenly a
white arm pulled me up and put me next to it. I
was frightened. I think that it was one of the cooks
of the central kitchen organization. As children we
were allowed to clean out these big cooking pans.
During the war Princess Margriet was born in
Canada, where her Mother lived.
In 1940 the Dutch Government was evacuated
from the Netherlands to London (United Kingdom)
and the decision was taken to send the crown
Princes and her children to Canada. This tile was
made to honour the birth of Princes Margriet (the
third daughter of the later Queen Juliana and her
husband Prince Bernhard).
Gulian Crommelin
An example of an
Ausweis Pa had to
keep on working
as employee
of the National
Telephone
Company,
controlled by
the Germans of
course.
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Crommelaria
At the start of the new year a short look back at
the previous year, 2013. During the 2013 a lot of
effort was put into giving the Crommelin Journal a
continuous character. Shortly after the publication
of the winter 2013 edition work already started
on the spring 2014 edition. The foundation board
wishes to thank all participants in the journal for
their continued enthusiastic contributions and
hard work! (As an aside, in principle we send the
journal electronically but if you do not have a
computer you can request a paper version with
May Crommelin.)
The past year saw an increase in activity on the
Crommelin Family Facebook page and a growth
to 45 members from 4 continents. Not bad ,but
still room for improvement! If you receive the
Crommelin Journal but are not yet a member of
the group then send a request to join so that we
can include you. It’s a great and easy way to get in
touch with far flung family members!
A highlight of the past year was the family reunion
which saw many new and old faces meeting
getting together for soup, snacks and activities
on a wonderful sunny day in September. A longer
article on the reunion is featured elsewhere in this
journal
In order to support the various activities that
the Crommelin Foundation organizes, we are
dependent on the support of our family members.
For the coming year the contribution has been
lowered to €25, for families and €15 for singles.
A separate e-mail with details how to donate will
be sent in May of this year. Some family members
have again given generously in the past year and
we want to thank them especially.
As regular donator to the foundation you will
receive the digtal Journal and be kept up to date
and be invited for the various family activities.
You will also receive a discount on the various
activities that are organized. If you wish to donate
to the Crommelin Foundation, please send an
e-mail to May, via [email protected] We very
much appreciate your support.
So, if you happen to be reading this and want
to support the foundation or if you know family
members who would be interested in learning
more about the Crommelins and want to receive
the Journal, don’t hesitate to get in touch
via e-mail, the website Crommelin.org or our
Facebook group. We look forward to hearing from
you.
Warmest regards,
Board of the Crommelin Foundation
Michiel Crommelin
May van Oordt
Dies Donker
Walter Crommelin
By Otteline webshop
Otteline Crommelin heeft dit jaar een webshop geopend.
De naam is www.by-otteline.nl en je vindt kettingen,
armbanden, oorbellen, sjaals, windlichtjes, kaarten enzovoorts,
alles gemaakt door Otteline. Ze zegt dat kralen rijgen altijd
al haar hobby was. In de laatste jaren is dit uitgegroeid
en kwamen steeds meer verschillende toepassingen en
producten erbij.
In het volgend nummer van het CJ wordt interview met
Otteline geplaatst.
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Crommelin in business
KokoToko in Groningen, a happy new store by Amber
On a bright Monday afternoon in December my youngest daughter
Felicia and I enter the shop of Amber Crommelin, KokoToko. The
shop is located in the city center of Groningen and was opened just
recently, on the 19th of October 2013.
Young business woman Amber
gives us a warm welcome while she
is busy behind the counter with a
client. This gives us the opportunity
to have a closer look at her shop.
While browsing we discover fair-trade
chocolate, T-shirts made of ecological
cotton, mousepads from recycled
material, handmade jewelry and
many more products. The interior of
the store itself is decorated in a very
stylish and hip way, with bright wood
and modern architecture.
After Amber has finished her work we take a
seat at a large wooden table in the shop and
are served tea and cookies. This table is a very
important part of Amber`s concept of `happy living
room`, as I soon learn, because Amber does not
only sell healthy food and fairtrade articles but
has also started to offer workshops. Example
workshops are making `healthy smoothies` or
creative jewelry. In the future she wants to expand
the range of products she offers to include
`healthy food to go`.
When asked about her drive to become
a business women Amber answers very
enthusiastically. She tells me that when she was
a child she already knew that she wanted to
run her `own` shop and to be responsible for a
business. A 4-year bachelor degree in commercial
economics and lots of internships helped her to
make her dream come closer but the final idea,
her business concept, was born in the car, after
a long day in May 2012. She was hungry and
wanted to eat something quick but also healthy.
(Un)-fortunately nobody offered healthy meals `to
go` in Groningen so Amber decided she wanted
to jump fill this gap. She looked for and found a
suitable location for her shop and in order to fill in
the time waiting for the license to sell food, started
selling products `that make everybody better
but nobody worse`, as she proudly explains. In
Ambers view producers, traders, the environment
and the consumers should benefit throughout
the commercial chain of a product. On
her search of products to sell she first
looks close to home in Groningen and
the region if she can find interesting
things she could offer, just to keep
the transportation limited. Only if she
cannot find anything of interest does
she extend her range and further
away, always keeping in mind that the
product chain is `honest`, fairtrade and
sustainable. From 2015 she will finally
be allowed to offer healthy to go meals,
because the city of Groningen will allow all shops
to sell cooked food from January 2015 onwards.
And asked about her dreams for the future
Ambers says with a big smile that she wants to
make her shop KokoToko the first shop of many,
a concept store for a lot of other stores who
want to follow her idea of healthy, honest and hip
products. And of course this will not be limited to
the Netherlands!
At the end of this inspiring afternoon Felicia
is allowed to draw something on the shops
blackboard. Here everybody who comes to the
shop is invited to write something positive and get
a 20% discount. I am sure that many Crommelins
will find their way to the beautiful city of Groningen
and Amber`s shop KokoToko!
Nina Crommelin, november 2013
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Website Spotlights
Hereby we present you the fourth episode of “Website Spotlights”, a selection of articles
which can be found on our family website www.crommelin.org. With every short preface of
an article there is a link to read the full article. These articles are presented in english so a
broad variety of family members can read these great stories.
Vancouver/Genève, 2014
Miff Crommelin & Govert Deketh
“There are many interesting stories to be found
on the Crommelin Family website. We don’t have
to read fictional novels or watch television to find
adventure! Our ancestors left us an interesting
heritage. They also beckon us to do our best so that
the world might become a better place because of
our faith, hopes, dreams, and accomplishments”
Long Ago and Far Away
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An unexpected visit from an old friend now
living in Kent, England recently caused
Miff to reflect on the period 1682-1692
when our very-great-grandfather, Daniel
Crommelin, lived at Greenway Court, Kent
near Leeds Castle. This was the time when
both Greenway Court and Leeds Castle
were owned by the Culpeper family, shortly
before they came into the possession of
the Fairfax family through the marriage of
Catherine Culpeper to Thomas Fairfax.
Tourists today will still find the name of
‘Culpeper’ and ‘Fairfax’ attached to various
gardens and attractions at lovely Leeds
Castle - “the prettiest castle in England”!
Click here to read the full article
A Christmas Carol
Although Christmas is already behind us, this classic tale
is timeless and always worth sharing. In the early part
of Queen Victoria’s reign, Christmas as we now know it
became fashionable. The year 1843 saw the publication
of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and also the first
commercially available Christmas card. Charles Dickens
was 31 years old and in dire financial straits when A
Christmas Carol in Prose was first published. The lavish
first edition, complete with colour plates, was an immediate
success but the high cost of production did little to help
resolve his financial difficulties.
Click here to read the full article
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A Visit In A Dutch Country House
by May Crommelin (1849 – 1930)
Maria Henrietta de la Cherois Crommelin, known as May
Crommelin, was a novelist and travel writer born in Ulster, Ireland
at Carrowdore Castle in County Down. While growing up, she and
her family often lived elsewhere because of the political situation
at home, and May Crommelin was educated by governesses. The
family moved to England in the 1880s and after the death of her
traditionalist father in 1885 she lived independently in her own flat
in London. Though her family were “French gentry”, descended
from the Huguenot linen merchant Louis Crommelin, they were
not at all wealthy, and Crommelin earned a living by writing. One
of her cousins was the astronomer Andrew Claude de la Cherois
Crommelin. She travelled widely, going to the Andes, the West
Indies, North Africa and elsewhere. She wrote 42 novels which
were often based upon her travels. Her first book “Queenie” was
published in 1874. “Orange Lily” of 1879 is set in Ulster, where
she was born. The following essay of about 15 pages give a
wonderful description of living conditions in The Netherlands in
the late-1800’s.
Click here to read the full article
J.H. Scheffer - Crommelin Genealogy Archive (published 1878)
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Généalogie du nom, maison, et
famille des Crommelin, écrite
en Hollande, par le réfugié
septuagénaire Jacob Crommelin
en 1712
J.H. Scheffer was the university
librarian in Rotterdam who
published a Crommelin family
archive based on Jacob
Crommelin’s genealogical data.
In the following pages the entire
Scheffer booklet was scanned
and is made available to family
members.
Click here to read the full article
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Erfstukken vertellen
Over een geheime lade, verlovingsring en inktsporen op een reis-schrijfdoos
Clara Wilhelmina Crommelin-Wilkens
Na de dood van mijn grootvader Aubin Unico
Crommelin (1880-1965) werd het voor velen
dierbare huis aan de Laan van Beek en Royen
ontruimd. Uit de inboedel ervan erfde mijn vader
Jacob Willem Hendrik Crommelin (1912-1989) de
reis-schrijfnecessaire van zijn grootmoeder Clara
Crommelin-Wilkens. Vele jaren later beschreef een
taxateur van Sotheby deze schrijfnecessaire als
“een mahoniehouten notarisschrijfkistje”, wel met
een mondelinge aantekening “maar wel één in de
vorm van een elegante en luxe schrijfnecessaire
voor een dame van stand op reis”. Deze
schrijfdoos van mijn overgrootmoeder is 17 cm
hoog, 25 cm breed en 45 cm lang, was - en is
voor mij nog altijd - een avontuur.
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Mijn overgrootmoeder Clara Wilhelmina
Wilkens (1847-1919) trouwde op 4 juni 1875
mijn overgrootvader Jacob Willem Hendrik
Crommelin (1844-1919) en kreeg met hem vijf
zonen waaronder mijn grootvader Aubin Unico.
Tot 1909 woonde de familie in Amsterdam op
de Weteringschans 20F, daarna verhuisden mijn
overgrootouders naar het landgoed de Reehorst,
waarop zij hun nieuwe zomerverblijf in 1900
hadden laten bouwen. Beiden stierven in 1919 op
hun geliefde Reehorst.
Schrijfnecessaire
Terwijl ik, haar achterkleindochter nu in de
Amsterdamse Jordaan zit te mijmeren bij de
schrijfdoos om het een en ander erover aan leden
van de familie Crommelin te vertellen, herinner ik
me als de dag van gisteren hoe ik samen met mijn
ouders in 1965 de schrijfnecessaire verkende.
Ik was veertien en kende het verschijnsel
schrijfnecessaire niet noch kwam het woord in
mijn vocabulaire voor. Dat moment samen met
mijn ouders: het was alsof ik het leven van mijn
overgrootmoeder binnenstapte, want alles wees
erop dat zij deze
schrijfnecessaire
veelvuldig had
gebruikt.
Bij het openslaan
van de schrijfdoos
vormen de
twee helften
een lessenaar
met vakjes
links en rechts,
een prachtig
weggewerkt vak
voor briefpapier,
postzegels, een
pennenbakje
met het staafje
rode lak, het
lakstempeltje met
de sierlijke C, een
gebroken griffel en een koperen spijker. Daarnaast
staat precies in het gelid in een houten vakje gevat
haar prachtige zandstrooier met gouden dop, in
een andere vakje met een dekseltje met ivoren
handvat een muntenklem, een parfumflesje, een
gouden vingerhoedje en een gouden ring met
turkooizen. Een ware ontdekkingsreis.
Een geheime lade
De schrijfdoos van overgrootmoeder Clara
blijft me door de jaren heen verrassen. Jaren
later, toen de schijfdoos meeverhuisd was naar
Amsterdam naar mijn studentenkamer, vroeg een
vriend die op de veiling van Mak van Waaij werkte,
waar de geheime lade zat? Geheime lade? Ik wist
van niets! Hij des te meer en ging op zoek.
Inderdaad had er al die jaren een grote koperen
spijker in de pennenbak gelegen. Waar die van
was of waarvoor die diende? Ik had geen idee.
Maar zo bleek, die was de ‘sleutel’ tot de geheime
laadjes en de pennenbak wees ons verder de
weg en gaf uitsluitsel. Voor een niets vermoedend
oog bleek daar een schuivend paneeltje te zitten.
Alles heel verfijnd weggewerkt. Onder die schuif
zat een gaatje en daar paste de koperen spijker
in. Ponggg… en jawel hoor, daar sprong met een
prachtige veer een plankje open en achter dàt
houten wandje zaten de twee geheime laadjes.
Prachtig vernuft vakwerk van laadjes met ivoren
knopjes, volledig onzichtbaar weggewerkt. Voor
de opmerkzame lezer: De laadjes waren leeg!
Rechter vleugel, nieuwbouw staat ongeveer op de plaats van het paleis
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Inktsporen van haar handschrift
De attributen die ik in 1965 vond zijn alledaagse
dingen uit het leven van een vrouw als van Clara
Wilkens in tweede helft van de negentiende eeuw:
een restje lak, een stempel waar de laksporen
nog in zitten, een vingerhoedje of parfumflesje.
Maar wat me het meest trof en nog steeds
ontroert, zijn de inktresten op één van de koperen
scharnieren. Daarop zie je enkele woorden schots
en scheef en door elkaar in spiegelbeeld in haar
verfijnde handschrift. Met een vergrootglas heb
ik geprobeerd iets te ontcijferen van wat er stond.
Dat is niet te doen: de woorden of fragmenten
Ring met turkoois
De gouden ring, die ik als veertienjarige vond
tijdens mijn eerste verkenning van de schrijfdoos,
is heel fijntjes met turkoois ingelegd en heeft
aan de binnenkant de datum 4 juni 1874
gegraveerd. Dit is precies een jaar voordat mijn
overgrootouders op 4 juni 1875, volgens het
blauwe boekje, in Amsterdam trouwden. Turkoois
in gouden sieraden verwerkt is typerend voor de
stijl van deze Victoriaanse periode als blijk van
vriendschap, genegenheid en liefde. Het zou hier
wellicht kunnen gaan om de vriendschaps- of
verlovingsring van Clara Wilkens, zo heb ik uit de
ervan lijken in het Frans, maar zeker weet ik het
niet. Reconstruerend zijn dit wellicht de afdrukken
van niet goed met de zandstrooier gedroogde
tekst, omdat het papier te snel werd opgedraaid
om verder te schrijven aan de brief. Tot zo ver
mijn onbescheiden rechercheren in het leven
van mijn overgrootmoeder. Elke keer dat mijn
oog - een vrouw anno nu - erop valt, op dat
tastbare van die inktsporen van het handschrift
van een negentiende-eeuwse vrouw, mijn
overgrootmoeder, ontroeren deze sporen uit het
verleden me.
reconstructie toentertijd van mijn vader begrepen.
Mijn ouders hebben de ring voor me laten
restaureren, waarbij helaas het oorspronkelijk
enigszins verloren is gegaan. Met de ring die
ik graag draag en haar schrijfnecessaire als
pronkstuk in mijn huis, is Clara CrommelinWilkens weer terug in Amsterdam. Wat ze van
deze plek op twee hoog in de Jordaan vindt, blijft
gissen.
Désirée Crommelin
Amsterdam oktober 2013
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Het spoor terug
Kort geleden ontvingen wij van Lamberthe de Jong (historisch onderzoeker te Diepenveen),
de foto hieronder van een gevelsteen. Het opschrift luidt:
E.C.S. Baronesse Stratenus,
geb. Van Wickevoort Crommelin.
Juni 1898
De steen is ingemetseld is in een woning
aan de Schapenzandweg 7 op het landgoed
Nieuw-Rande te Diepenveen.
Het betreft hier Emmerika Catharina Sebilla van
Wickevoort Crommelin (Haarlem 11 maart 1859
-Diepenveen 3 januari 1939). Zij was een dochter
van Edouard van Wickevoort Crommelin (18331891), majoor der cavalerie, en Marie Céline
Cornelie Henriette Storm de Grave (1836-1922).
Op 19 juli 1883 trouwde zij in Den Haag met
Guillaume Jean Théodore baron Stratenus
(Hannover 1 maart 1858 – Diepenveen 1 januari
1939). Hij was een zoon van Anthony Jan Lucas
baron Stratenus en Susette Otheline Constance
baronesse van der Duyn.
Huize Nieuw-Rande
Huize Nieuw-Rande op het landgoed NieuwRande aan de IJsseldijk tussen Deventer en Olst.
De naam Rande was al bekend in 1285. In de 16e
eeuw waren er twee huizen Rande: de havezate
Rande (nu Oud-Rande) en huize Smets Rande. In
1853 werd landgoed Smets Rande aangekocht
door mr. A.J. Duymaer van Twist (1809-1887),
oud gouverneur-generaal van Nederlands-Indië.
Hij liet Smets Rand afbreken en bouwde in 1856
een buitenhuis met Indische allure: Nieuw-Rande.
Het park werd aangelegd door de tuinarchitecten
vader en zoon Zocher.
Na het overlijden van mevrouw Duymaer van
Twist werd het huis in 1895 aangekocht door
bovengenoemde Guillaume, baron Stratenus. In
juni 1889 werd het zondagsschooltje gebouwd
er in opdracht van de Emmerika. Vanaf 1914 is
het een woonhuis. In 1909 liet Guillaume een
paardenstal, een ketelhuis en vier gastenkamers
aanbouwen.
Het echtpaar had drie kinderen, die in Den Haag
werden geboren. Otheline Suzette Marguerite
(1884-1922), Edouard Antoine (1885-1979) en
Théodore Guillaume Jean (1886-1965).
In 1887 is er in Den Haag een foto gemaakt van
vier generaties: Emmerika met haar dochtertje
Otheline, moeder Maria en grootmoeder Celine.
Otheline, die ook wel Daisy werd genoemd, had
een verstandelijk beperking. Haar vader liet in
1906 voor haar een houten villa met veranda
bouwen op het landgoed. In deze villa woonden
ook haar (Zwitserse) gouvernantes. De villa is later
verplaatst naar de rand van Deventer en staat er
nog steeds. De jongste zoon Theo vestigde zich
later op het buiten Broekhuizen in Leersum.
Vier generaties (foto rond
1887) Emmerika C.S.
Stratenus – van Wickevoort
Crommelin (1859-1939),
haar dochtertje Otheline
S.M. Stratenus (18841922), haar grootmoeder
Celine Pauline Isaure Storm
de Grave – van Beugen
(1816 - 1907) en haar
moeder Maria C.C.H. van
Wickevoort Crommelin
- Storm de Grave (18361922). (Archief fam. De
Graaf te Bilthoven, nu in het
bezit van Willem Janssen te
Diepenveen)
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Na de dood van baron
en baronesse Stratenus,
twee dagen na elkaar in
1939 op Huize NieuwRande bleef hun oudste
zoon Edouard daar
wonen. Hij trouwde
in 1963 met zijn
verpleegster Hillegonda
Vis. In 1979 legateerde
hij zijn landgoed
aan de Verenigde
Gestichten (nu Stichting
IJssellandschap) in
Deventer, maar na
zijn dood kocht zijn
weduwe het huis terug.
In 1996 overleed zij
en werd volgens haar
testament Huize NieuwRande ook eigendom
van de Stichting
IJssellandschap. In
1998 onderging het huis
een grondige renovatie
en werd het een hotel
en brasserie.
Het bos op het
landgoed wordt in
het dorp Diepenveen
nog altijd het ‘bos van
Stratenus’ genoemd.
Op dit moment wordt
het park zoveel mogelijk
teruggebracht naar
het ontwerp van de
Rochers.
Huize Nieuw-Rande toen de familie Stratenus – Wickevoort Crommelin hier
woonde, vermoedelijk rond 1887. Geheel links staat de baron met dochtertje
Daisy, bij de deur baronesse Emmerika en rechts de zoons Theo en Edouard.
(Foto Historische Vereniging Diepenveen)
Met dank aan
Lamberthe de Jong,
Diepenveen
Désirée Crommelin,
Amsterdam
Mariad Crommelin,
Deventer
Deze houten villa werd op landgoed Nieuw-Rande gebouwd voor dochter
Otheline (1884-1922), ook wel Daisy genoemd. Zij werd hier verzorgd door
twee Zwitserse gouvernantes, de dames Jaquard en Perrier. Het huis stond
aan de overkant van een vijver vlakbij het grote huis. Het staat nu aan de
rand van Deventer en Diepenveen. (Foto Historische Vereniging Diepenveen)
Bronnen:
http://www.kasteleninoverijssel.nl/pages/nieuwrande.htm
www.historischeverenigingdiepenveen.nl/collectie
www.ijssellandschap.nl, zie Keizersrande en landgoed Nieuw-Rande
Privé-archief Willem Janssen te Diepenveen
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En Famille
Familieberichten: overlijdensbericht, geboorteaankondiging, bruiloften en partijen, promotie,
eindexamen, excursie, golfdag, ouderenlunch, jonge gezinnendag, in memoriam, afstuderen,
verhuizing, huizenruil (inclusief verzorging huisdieren), rondleiding door de stad van herkomst,
ruilen van familieprullaria etc.
PERSBERICHT
Dochter voor Prins Carlos en Prinses Annemarie
Hunne Koninklijke Hoogheden Prins Carlos en Prinses Annemarie de
Bourbon de Parme geven met grote blijdschap en dankbaarheid kennis
van de geboorte van hun dochter Cecilia Maria Johanna Beatrix.
Het meisje is op 17 oktober geboren om 14.07 uur in het Bronovo
Ziekenhuis in Den Haag. Bij haar geboorte woog ze 1500 gram.
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Mede dankzij de grote betrokkenheid en de uitstekende zorgen van
gynaecoloog dr. Kim Boers en van de andere medewerkers van het
ziekenhuis, is de geboorte voorspoedig verlopen. Moeder en dochter
maken het allebei goed, maar moeten uit voorzorg nog enige tijd in
het ziekenhuis blijven.
Het is het tweede kind van Prins Carlos en Prinses Annemarie. Op 9
mei 2012 werd hun dochter Luisa Irene ook in het Bronovo Ziekenhuis
geboren.
De naam Cecilia komt zowel in de familie van Prins Carlos als die
van Prinses Annemarie voor. Prinses Cecilia is vernoemd naar haar
oudtante Prinses Beatrix en naar haar grootvader Hans Gualthérie van
Weezel.
Dit persbericht kreeg het CJ door prinses Annemarie persoonlijk toegestuurd. Het CJ heeft
ook de eer om als een van de eerste `kranten` te mogen vermelden dat prinses Cecilia in
Piacenza (Italië) gedoopt zal worden. Prins Carlos en prinses Annemarie zijn Hertog en
Hertogin van Parma en Piacenza. Zus Luisa werd in 2012 in Parma gedoopt.
Ook is prinses Annemarie blij met het Crommelin-rompertje voor Cecilia. In de zomereditie
van het CJ zal een interview met de prinses verschijnen.
Prinses Annemarie is de dochter van Johan (Hans) Stephan Leonard Gualthérie van Weezel
en kleindochter van Constance Eveline Crommelin.
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