Tag: Dijkema

Hendrik Dijkema

Let’s meet Janine’s original owners!  In the photo above are Hendrik Dijkema and Elizabeth van Eerden in a photo taken probably in the 1930s or so at the Foto Steenmeijer studio in Groningen.  Hendrik and Elizabeth were the parents of Hilje Dijkema, Doug’s grandmother which makes these two his great grandparents. Hendrik Dijkema was born …

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History: Meet the Vertrouwen

What really started this whole thing for us was a photo.  This photo. Doug’s parents were moving from the family home to a smaller home in a 50+ community and were starting to clean out some 40 odd years worth of accumulated stuff.  Being a huge genealogy nerd, I, Melissa, offered to scan the family …

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