History is on the street and that is why Mr Timmermans goes door to door

History is on the street and that is why Mr Timmermans goes door to door
History is on the street and that is why Mr Timmermans goes door to door
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The thick book is not the only monster job that Timmermans has completed. “I have a huge interest in my environment, everything that has been there, but also in the people who lived there. So I write an article in the village newspaper every three months. I find out who lives in every house in the area. lived in, from the beginning when it was built until now, I am looking for as many names as possible. I have now done that for Buinerveen and for Exloërveen. I think Buinerveen has 200 houses. You then have to look through the entire population register of Borger and find those Van Buinerveen out. List the names of who once lived there. Yes, indeed, a lot of work. But nice work.”

The other branch for Timmermans is genealogy. “I also care about my family, so I have already researched a lot about my family. The pedigree of my children, but also that of my granddaughter, for example. Yes, and with her family line I go back 1200 years! That’s because because she has ancestors throughout Europe: the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine, the Byzantine Empire! Yes, I have said there once: you should make another pilgrimage to Jerusalem, there is still buried a foremother of yours. That was Sophie VonSalm-Rheineck, who went on a crusade with her son Otto van Bentheim and she died in Jerusalem in 1176. She was buried there in one of the churches and the grave seems to still be there , so we should take a look there, haha.”

The article is in Dutch

Netherlands

Tags: History street Timmermans door door

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