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This photo is made on november 1st 1918
on the wedding of Aleida & Arend Jan,
The “who is who” with some help of Ada Shortreed (Daughter of Arnold)
“behind the man in dark suit, is recognized being Arnold, Also tante Liesa Esselink. Uncle Ted from Iowa, and I think girl with two ribbons in front, is dads youngest sister Hannah.”
Johanna Hendrika has here the age of 12 years old.
I received this photo from their youngest son,
many Thanks to John te Raa
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I received this photo from Ada Shortreed, with the info that this was made from there most recent Sibling-meeting in 2017
4 Siblings are missing, 1 was on holiday in Europe
3 siblings have passed away
I’m standing next to Theodor ” Ted, we call him ”
From l to R Henry, Truus, Rita, Ali, Ada, Ted. Helen and Yoke
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4 years ago, I was telling you the story about our “Family Farm Tour” with Brian..
I could have start this story with almost the same words,
but we didnt meet Brian, and ‘we’ were with 3 dutch ladies now.
But this one is different, part 2 so we speak
Yesterday we met Brian’s Parents: Dale & Terry from Seattle, USA.
So much has changed in the 4 years since we’ve met Brian..
I still had both my grandparents, and Ida her mom,
her dad had been passed away a year before, in the first farm where we met, we went inside the Hassink which was for sale, and we walk into the rooms and i burst out in tears, not had been there since saying goodbye to Oom Marinus the brother of my grandpa.
and then to the farm, which hold so many family memories from all generations.
So much has changed for me, but the Family farms are (mostly) still here. So yesterday we went with Dale & Terry to do the farm tour, in a different order too, where we ended 4 years ago with Brian, we started with Dale & Terry. at Ida her garden.
Different than with Brian, is that Beppie & Ida are 2nd degree cousins with Dale, where Brian and I are 3rd. so there GreatGrandparents is one and the same.
Theodor Johann & Johanna Hendrika are their Great Grandparents,
and mine and Brians (and many more decendants)
Click on the green words to open another story, this one shows a list of all the great/grandparents and the dates they are born and passed away and where. (to which the numbers relate)
On the road we first went to Kaemingk Season Decorations,
which is not in the family anymore, but using our name clearly brings some succes, the buildings are huge
Here we stand at the border of Dinxperlo (NL) & Suderwick (DE) belonging to the bigger place called Bocholt
From there we went back over the border, to Barchem (NL)
where we visitted the cementary of our greatgrandparents
This is the Family grave where Theodor Johann & Johanna Hendrika and more family who lived on the Teesink farm
the name is standing in the middle back in the photo above.
Here are burried, the parents-in-law from Hendrik Jan (7) , his wife Aaltje (oma) and their youngest son Theo & later their 2nd son, Marinus & Ada, Ida her parents too were burried here.
From here we went to Hassink, the farm which was from Ida her parents, my grandparents siblings, from 1983
this farm came back in Kaemingk ownership because in the past many children of the 8th, and 10th siblings were born here too, as far as I know of from 1929 a son of Johan (nr.8) and all 11 dutch born children of Arnold (nr 11) were born here at Hassink.
At the next farm in our tour, but for most the 1st Kaemingk Family Farm, Teesink, the story goes that Theodor Johann & Johanna lived here with their 12 children.. from here they went all there separate ways into the world.
It seems to be a (more than once applied) Kaemingk thing, for their daughter to live next door, the youngest daughter, Hanna (nr.12) lived here:
Our ( Beppie, Ida, mine) line is from Hendrik Jan (nr.7) who lived at Broekhuis, the next farm we went to.
Hendrik Jan is married into this farm
when he married Aaltje Oltvoort 1st March 1918
the story goes, when war came they were hiding Jews and the soldiers came to take opa with them but he disappeared, they said to Oma, “if you dont tell us where your husband is, we set your farm on fire” and oma said: “as long as the legs of my chair arent burning, i dont go anywhere and tell you nothing”. the soldiers left, but later Hendrik was taken to prison camp. that story comes another time..
our (grand)fathers are the oldest sons which both married sisters, who came from Vorden, near by Barchem,
so on our way back we went a bit off-kaemingk-tour to where our (grand)mothers were born. “we needed to go there too” and we saw that farm inside a bit there is living a cousin form mom’s side of Ida & Beppie, we realized later that this day 3 years ago was the exact date our (grand)mother has passed away.
We ended the tour with a diner at the same place where we ate Pannekoeken with Brian 4 years ago
Theodor Johann Kaemingk is our Opa.
Born: 19 jan 1858
Married: 20 Nov 1884
& Died: 5 May 1940 in the age of 82
Johanna Hendrika Pennings is our Oma.
Born: 17 June 1863
Married: 20 Nov 1884
& Died: 26 Apr 1915 at age of 52
Although we do have info about their parents and great/grandparents 3 generations back to 1757,
We consider this pair of Grandparents our Family Tree – start
This couple were the parents of our Great Grandparents.
They had the 12 children of who we heard all the family stories, when we were little kids, or even still beautiful stories to be told.
The 12 Children are all born in Aalten:
Family Grave where Theodor Johann is burried.
photo made april 2019
The stories on this website will be about this family tree
This morning i received old photos from our Englebert-line of the familytree with the request if i could tell who is who from these old photos..
they could be from their grandmothers (Kraayenbrink) too, so if i could recognize the Kaemingks..
For most I needed to send them to more family members to help me recognize too.. but this one of twentyfive i recognized my very own ancestors..
This is the photo of Hendrik Jan & ‘Opoe’ Aaltje
with their 5 children,
4 of them i met many times in my own life.
Being my own Grandpa and his siblings.
the 5th child, the youngest son, died in an motorcycle accident in 1945 at the age of 14 years young.
Theodor Johan Kaemingk juli 20th 1931 – aug 14th 1945
1945 was a heavy year for this family, Grandpa Hendrik Jan has been prisonized due to the war from nov 1944 till april 1945 of which the last 2 months in camp Wilhelmshaven from which he escaped by illness-transport. on april 16th
April 28th 1945 is a day of mixed emotions, finally he returned home, but barely alive, and at the same day his first grandchild is born. 3 and a half months later his youngest son died in an accident.
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Arnold Gerard is the 11th child born in June 3rd of 1904 of Theodor Johann Kaemingk and Johanna Hendrika Pennings
Arnold & Grada got married on april 10th 1931
Due to some mis-spelling their childrens last name turned into Kaemingh
Arnold & Grada emigrated from The Netherlands to Canada in 1947 with their 11 children, Hannie, Henk, Theo, Truus, Ali, Dinie, Ada, Yoke, Anneke, Arnold and little Helen of 2 months old, their 12th child Janette (Rita) was born in Canada in 1950
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Thank you Linda Kaemingk for sharing this photos last reunion with Donna who sent them to me, to check who is who, more of this blogs are about to come as soon as i have info / recognized family members