JANNETJE

JANNETJE
A Book

by Ethel Mary Beeke Mack

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2014-05
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 1499009828
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The words to follow are mine. Some of the words are fiction, some are based on facts that I gleaned from my maternal aunts, my grandmother and Google. My mother was Johanna Mepjans Gruizinga Beeke. Jannetje Mepjans was my mother's grandmother, my Great-Grandmother. I will admit that most of the words are the stirrings in my active imagination. I love to write so bear with me on my new adventure of writing a story. This effort is dedicated to the love I have for my mother and grandmothers. After having done much research on my family, I will begin my story with the following descriptions. My story is about a tiny Dutch woman named Jannetje VanDenBrink Mepjans. She was born in a small Dutch village, Echleter, Drenthe Province, in the Netherlands. Her parents were a couple named Thys and Gespke VanDenBrink. Jannetje became known as "Tiny Jenny." She was a very delicate and frail child, prone to childhood diseases and suffered with the dreaded scarlet fever. In her adult years, she had thyroid problems, which she passed on to future generations and it left her bald in her later years. (She wore a wig.) Because of this, Gespke became an over protective mother hen. She was constantly shielding her beloved daughter under her "mother wings," oblivious to what an effect she was having with her control issues toward others around her. Papa Thys was a dairy farmer trying to scratch out a living for his family. Most villagers were dirt poor trying to make a profit from their land and animals. the village, Eechleter, would soon fall under German (Duislandt) rule. "The Kingdom of Prussia" became the new order. with this drastic take over, most civil records were lost. This made it difficult to secure records of births, deaths, marriages, etc. But, thanks to the Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon) on Drake Road in Kalamazoo, Michigan, it was possible for me to get some birth certificates on microfiche files that eventually led me to my Great-Grandfather, Jan Mepjans. Jan was a tall, dark-haired, slender, blue-eyed Dutchman born in the Kingdom of Prussia. His parents owned and operated the only farm equipment store in the area. He was a self-absorbed young man and was aware of his good looks. He was also aware that the usual Dutch appearance was blond hair with blue eyes. As I stated before, they owned a very busy store and that made it, generally, easier for Jan to meet and see the attractive, available young maidens of Echleter. One of these maidens was my Great Grandmother, Jenny.

History of the Land Titles in Hudson County, N.J., 1609-1871

History of the Land Titles in Hudson County, N.J., 1609-1871
A Book

by Charles Hardenburg Winfield

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1872
  • Pages : 443
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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History of Richmond County (Staten Island), New York

History of Richmond County (Staten Island), New York
From Its Discovery to the Present Time

by Richard Mather Bayles

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1887
  • Pages : 741
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York

Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York
(formerly Named Wiltwyck and Often Familiarly Called Esopus Or 'Sopus), for One Hundred and Fifty Years from Their Commencement in 1660

by Roswell Randall Hoes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1891
  • Pages : 797
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Annals of Albany

The Annals of Albany
A Book

by Joel Munsell

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1871
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leaf, Stem, Branch, and Root

Leaf, Stem, Branch, and Root
A Book

by Kevin Paul Thompson

  • Publisher : Kevin P. Thompson
  • Release : 2011-01-01
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 0944619991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pioneer Families of Northwestern New Jersey

Pioneer Families of Northwestern New Jersey
A Book

by Michael Armstrong,William C. Armstrong

  • Publisher : Genealogical Publishing Com
  • Release : 2009-06-01
  • Pages : 616
  • ISBN : 0806346620
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A series of weekly articles which appeared in the Hackettstown Gazette beginning with the issue of February 16, 1934"--Pref.

The Descendants of Andries DeWitt and Jannetje Egbertsen Meyndertszen

The Descendants of Andries DeWitt and Jannetje Egbertsen Meyndertszen
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collections

Collections
A Book

by New-York Historical Society

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1841
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New Monthly Magazine

New Monthly Magazine
A Book

by Thomas Campbell,Samuel Carter Hall,Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton,Theodore Edward Hook,Thomas Hood,William Harrison Ainsworth

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1837
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Index to the Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, N. Y.

Index to the Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, N. Y.
A Book

by Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston, New York

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 475
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist

The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1837
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New Monthly Magazine

The New Monthly Magazine
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1837
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Phantasmagoria of Fun. Edited and illustrated by Alfred Crowquill. [The illustrations by Alfred H. Forrester, the text by Charles R. Forrester.]

Phantasmagoria of Fun. Edited and illustrated by Alfred Crowquill. [The illustrations by Alfred H. Forrester, the text by Charles R. Forrester.]
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by Alfred Crowquill

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1843
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Phantasmagoria of Fun

Phantasmagoria of Fun
A Book

by Charles Robert Forrester

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1843
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Van Voorhees Family in America

The Van Voorhees Family in America
The First Six Generations

by Florence A. Christoph

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 1029
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Steven Coerte VanVoorhees was born in about 1599 in Hees, Drenthe, Netherlands. He married Aaltjen Wessels in about 1625 and they had four children. He married Willempie Roelofse Seubering in about 1649 and they had six children. They emigrated in 1660 and settled in Amersfort, New York. Steven died in 1684 in Flatlands, New York. Descendants and relatives lived in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and elsewhere.

W. D. H.'s Klucht van Styve Piet. In one act and in verse

W. D. H.'s Klucht van Styve Piet. In one act and in verse
A Book

by Willem HOOFT

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1642
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collections of the Holland Society of New York

Collections of the Holland Society of New York
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1891
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Family name index (vols. 2 through 12 inclusive)

Family name index (vols. 2 through 12 inclusive)
A Book

by David Leer Ringo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania

A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania
A Book

by William Watts Hart Davis

  • Publisher : Genealogical Publishing Com
  • Release : 1905
  • Pages : 732
  • ISBN : 0806306416
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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