Dutch connection challenge: connect two dutch nurses to the tree, give them GGgrandparents and write their biography

+13 votes

Another little challenge: In two weeks time nurses are central in the connection finder. The following two dutch ones need some tender love and care:

Anna Reijnvaan, the Dutch Florence Nightengale. She is connected but could use some more ancestors on her fathers side... and a picture.


Rosa Vecht, the only dutch nurse who died during the first world war.She has a profile, a pic and a biography but needs all her ancestors added.

All help is welcome.

WikiTree profile: Rosa Vecht
in The Tree House by Eef van Hout G2G6 Pilot (143k points)

3 Answers

+6 votes
Rosa heeft ouders. Even check gedaan op de "juiste spelling" van Hamburg/Hamberg.
by Michel Vorenhout G2G6 Pilot (230k points)

Het begin is er.
+7 votes
De aangetrouwde  tante van Anna is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Portielje-2 Johanna Portielje en de overgrootvader van https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Huidekoper-15 (de vrouw van https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kolff-9 uitvinder van de kunstnier) zijn boer en zus. Een opvallende achternaam, waar ik dus gisteren mee bezig was. Ik dacht dat moet op een of andere manier familie zijn. De connectie is nu gelegd.
by Elsa van der Velde G2G6 Mach 1 (13.1k points)
edited by Elsa van der Velde
Goed nieuws!!!! Het puzzelen met de levens van mensen en hoe ze aan elkaar verwant zijn is verslavend. Fantastisch dat je deze connectie hebt gevonden.
+7 votes
Found a whole bunch of siblings for Johanna, adding these at the moment.
by Joan Hollander G2G6 Mach 1 (16.4k points)

I found a lot of information that I could add by now.

  • 15 (half-) siblings of Anna.
  • Death dates of her parents
  • The second wife of her father
  • Information on her dad's career. He started (with 1 of his son's) a tabaco, snuff and cigar company which became world renown.
  • A picture for one of her brothers (the one who started the company with her dad)
  • A pension card for Anna (she retired August 16, 1896 as deputy principal from the Wilhelmina Gasthuis with a pension of F721,-)
  • Another image on her uncle Pieter Philip van Bosse
  • An image of her father
  • An image of her mother. It is mentioned that her mother is a "Jonkvrouw".
  • Another painting in which her mother is present, again mentioned as a "Jonkvrouw".
  • An image of her stepmother
And I think I will find even more information, if I keep looking even more.
that's really great!1 Do add them. It will enhance those profiles enormously.
All the information listed has been added to the tree. Was fun to do and interesting to see what kind of other records are out there. My ancestors are not that well known, so basically only the standard records are available.
Mine are just ordinary people too but even I could find some newspaper clippings about their lives on Delpher.: an advertisement for a shop, selling a cow, a child that died in an accident, membership of a  farmers cooperation.

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