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Kaemingk Photo

95362516_238201000868595_6885190990508851200_nDoes someone knows who is who? I suspect “Grandpa” in the middle to be Theodor Johann, but the others.. ??


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Wedding Aleida & Arend Jan 1918

wedding Aleida+Arend Jan 1-11-1918 johanna 12yr

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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Theodor Johann 1858-1940

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passed away add Theodor Johann
passed away add Theodor Johann

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:

  1. Herman Lambertus.
    born: 04 dec 1885-died: 26 sept 1948 in Aalten NL= 62
  2. Gerrit Wilhelm.
    born: 12 sept 1887 – died: 19 jun 1979 in De Wijk NL = 91
  3. Englebert.
    born 10 feb  1889 – died:  18 juli 1955 in Lynden, W, USA = 66
  4. Gerrit Johan.
    born: 2 nov 1890-died: 22 jan, 1965 in Glencoe, South Africa = 75
  5. Elisabeth.
    born: 15 april 1892 – died: 27 jan 1971 in Barchem,  NL= 79
  6. Aleida Gerharda.
    born: 28 april 1894- died: 17 may 1983 in Borculo, NL = 89
  7. Hendrik Jan.
    born: 15 nov  1895- died: 12 nov 1967 in Barchem, NL= 71
  8. Johan Gerrit.
    born: 31 oct 1897-died: 8 feb 1986 in Lochem, NL = 89
  9. Grada Johanna.
    born: 24 dec 1899-died: 8 feb 1969 in Aalten, NL = 69
  10. Theodor Johan.
    born: 20 juli 1901-died: 16 aug 1985 in Sioux, I, USA =84
  11. Arnold Gerhard.
    born: 3 jun 1904-died: 29 sept 1969 in Emo, O, Canada = 65
  12.  Johanna Hendrika.
    born: 11 feb 1906- died: 24 april 1994 in Deventer, NL = 88


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Family Grave where Theodor Johann is burried.
photo made april 2019


The stories on this website will be about this family tree

Digital Kaemingk Family Tree

Digital Kaemingk Family Tree

is in making process offline,

in the future, when at least the paper version is completed digital,

the family tree will be uploaded here.

visible for family only

and only those who are okay with publishing this details

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