Overgrootvader Lammert Zijm
Great Grandpa was born in
Den Hoorn, Texel,
on March 8, 1846.
He settled here in the USA
Legend has it that he was a true "Stubborn Dutchman",
This forced his grandchildren to learn Dutch
I do not believe a word of it.
It's widely known that the Zijm family has been farmers for generations.
With thanks again to our cousin Henk,
Actually, this really is a Zijm family home, it's where Henk grew up.
I can just see our ancestors in the yard.
Great-grandpa's Drugstore in Texel
Overgrootvader and his 3rd wife(?) in front of his store.
My logic is infallible.
Hence this Kleine Drogist took us by surprise.
Overgrootvader Jacob Gerritsz Schrama
(Dec. 10, 1848 - Mar. 8, 1913)
I'm slowly unravelling the Great Schrama Mystery.
Jacob Schrama married Theodora (Dirkje) Hendricks Dijt
She was born Sept. 10, 1853;
Theodora Jr. was my grandmother,
You can see the Geneology of Texel at Miriam's page
She also has a site in English,
|And the Schrama mystery deepens...|
One of these 5 lovely Victorian ladies is my Gram.
I think she's the one in the front on the right.
the left rear daughter looks like Aunt Babe (Wilhelmina),
the left front daughter looks like my cousin Lois
and Nadine Schrama, of a Schrama family I found
in Berlin, Germany, but originally from Texel.
Evidently I have to chase down my cousin Peter and find out where their latest site is.
Something is missing, yes. And I am going to find pictures (if they exist) of
Great-Grandma and Grandpa Brandenburg (Louis and Caroline)
and Great-Grandma and Grandpa Kemmerlin (Samuel and Ann).
I will be going to the reunion again this year
OK, scans of old pictures, copies of old pictures,
It would be so cool to have ALL of my Great-Grandparents here.