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Back to our Roots 2

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)
Great-Great Grandparents..
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

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Near there, still in Aalten, the smallest church in the Netherlands
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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

Family grave
Family grave
Family Grave where Theodor Johann is burried first.
Family Grave where Theodor Johann is



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.


btr The second Kaemingk Family grave is this one,

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

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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.

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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:

btr at the “Johanna Hoeve” where there current owners were so kind to invite us in the garden to make this picture (with the name on the farm)

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

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We had a great day around our great-grandparents houses!

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

Ancestors photo 1912


Top row: Willem, Gerrit, Hendrik, Engelbert, Liza

Middel row: Herman, Johan (the smaller one), Grandfather, Grandmother, Hanna (the little girl), Lyda

3rd row sitting: Arnold, Grada, Ted

Teesink Farm

In the old days,

updated in 2015

red details added 2019

This Teesink farm, the story goes (we have to check some details though) that our shared Opa Theodor Johann lived here with his 12 children before they moved to ‘anywhere around the world’