Corrie (Spruit) Djaruman

Cornelia Erna (Spruit) Djaruman (1915 - abt. 1996)

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Cornelia Erna (Corrie) Djaruman formerly Spruit aka Dagevos
Born in Meulaboh, Atjeh, Indonesiamap
Wife of [private husband (1910s - 1990s)]
Wife of [private husband (1910s - 1980s)]
Descendants descendants
Mother of , [private son (1930s - unknown)], [private son (1930s - unknown)], , [private son (1940s - unknown)] and [private son (1940s - unknown)]
Died about in Jakarta, Indonesiamap
Profile last modified 21 Jun 2019 | Created 1 Jan 2013
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Information from Carolina Dagevos.

Cornelia Erna Spruit was born in 1915. Daughter of Cornelis Spruit and Moestianah. Sister of Hendrik Spruit.

She married my grandfather on 19 July 1934 in Blitar where my father was born.

She divorced in Soerabaja, Indonesia on 2 August 1947. Together with her first husband, Eduard Dagevos, my grandfather they got 4 children Melania, Richard, Eduard and Lewis. Remarried in 1947 with Raden Djaruman with whom she had 2 children, Haryono Djaruman and Sachruliman Djaruman.

I am writing a book about my grandmother as it is quite an intriguing story. Married to my grandfather who was a prisoner of war by the Japanese and had to work on the Burma railway line, a Japanese colonel fell in love with my grandmother and told my grandmother her husband had passed away. With the hope that my grandmother would choose for him. She escaped with her children from the camp.

After the second World War my grandmother met her second husband Raden Djaruman whom she married and had a son from. It was then when my grandfather returned from the war to find out that my grandmother remarried and had a child.

My grandfather once told my father that the memory of his wife and children had kept him alive during his time in the camp and work on the deadly railway line, the Burma railway line.

They divorced in 1947. In 1949 my grandmother gave birth to another son.

My father and brothers were unable to find my grandmother for more than 40 years. I managed to find her sons from her second marriage eventually. Unfortunately after my grandmother passed away. In 1996.


  • Carolina Dagevos is her granddaughter
  • Newsarticle in Scarsdale Inquirer New York, where my grandmother Mrs Djaruman, wife of the head of the Supply Mission from the Republic of Indonesia was interviewed

Page ten Indonesian Panel for Travel section. Friday 14 September 1956.

Link to website [1]


  • Have tried to find more about my grandmother Cornelia Erna Spruit born in Meulaboh, or her father Cornelis Spruit later moved to Blitar, Java, Indonesia and her mother Moestianah.

Looked on, tried many combinations on Google. No more success.



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On 15 May 2019 Carolina Dagevos wrote:

My father Richard, son of Corrie told me how brave his mother was. When they were in the camp during the Second World War she managed to escape with her four children. They slept under trains to hide. They tried to get help from the Indonesian people but they handed them over to the Japanese.

My father adored his mother. No other man except his father was allowed to get close to her. He only allowed “oom Chris”, brother of his father to dance with her on the warm evenings on Java, East Indies.

He told me she was a very beautiful woman.

I, Carolina Erna Dagevos Millin am proud that I carry my grandmother’s second name Erna.

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