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Moerkapelle, Zuid-Holland One Place Study

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Date: 10 Aug 2021
Location: Moerkapelle, Zuid-Holland, Nederlandmap
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Moerkapelle, Zuid-Holland One Place Study

This profile is part of the Moerkapelle, Zuid-Holland One Place Study.

Moerkapelle has been the home of at least one branch of my family for several generations. My main interest is in what the community of Moerkapelle was like. Since I do not want to bite off more than I can chew, I am (for now) going to restrict myself to 1817-1920 (later years become more difficult, due to privacy concerns and restrictions on records).

Because I can't do everything at once and I needed a place to start, I've decided to look at the 1850-1899 time period. I have started with the births, marriages and deaths in this period, and am looking to do some data analysis on the differences between decades, but also get a feel for the professions and surnames in the community.

History of Moerkapelle

Moerkapelle has a long history going back to around 1400, however it was only a separate municipality (gemeente) from 1 April 1817 until 1 January 1991. Moerkapelle was not a very large town, at least in the 19th century (the population just creeps above 600 at the end of the 19th century). It is mainly agricultural.

Name

Moerkapelle is also known as Moercapelle, Moercappelle, and Moerkapelle en Wildevenen (where Wildevenen is the surrounding polder (land made dry)). Moerkapelle is both the name of the town and the municipality, which also encompasses the polder surrounding the town.

Geography

Map of Moerkapelle, circa 1870
Continent: Europe
Country: The Netherlands
Province: Zuid-Holland
GPS Coordinates: 52.05, 4.583333
Elevation: -5.0 m or -16.4 feet
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