History of the
In the photo next, you see a very young Johannes Wiedenhoff (photo
1). This picture was taken in
Palembang in the Dutch Indies, now Indonesia. It's my father and still
having hair. Which at the moment he hasn't that much left <beg>.
At the moment we are trying/searching to find out the background of
the family. We have started not that long ago and so far we arrived at
the year 1852 when Jan Coenraad Wiedenhoff was born. On the next page it
is the man in both pictures.
As he was married twice, it led to 2 separate branches in this branch
of the family. Locally known as the Ermelose and the Rijswijkse branch.
The Rijswijkse branch is the one from his first marriage and that's the
one we come from.
On the bottom picture right, you see the same man as in the picture
above, as a baby, with his mother, his grandmother and his
3). This picture was taken in the
Dutch Indies. My grandmother on the right died during WW2 in a Japanese
camp. My "step"grandmother is still alive and lives in
Mallorca Spain. As you can see in the tree, they were sisters.
Would you believe he married the little girl in the middle photo? (photo
2) He did! in 1954. It's my
mother between her parents. On the left is my grandfather Franciscus
Pennings (so now you know where my name comes from <g>) and on the
right my grandmother Catharina van de Goorberg. My grandmother died when
my mother was a small child and my grandfather died when I was in
primary school. My parents didn't had just me, but also my younger
sister Jacqueline, who sadly passed away recently (photo
6). If that wasn't enough this year, on the 30th of
September 1999 my mother died of the result of a couple of severe
strokes. She died one day short of their 45th wedding anniversary. (photo
My father is the oldest of his family. There a two more uncles and
two more aunts. There is, besides my father, Huib, Heleen, Lottie and
Cor Wiedenhoff. All are married and having children. There are too many
cousins and nieces to name them all on this page. The last page will
have the total tree of the family, as far as we know it!
The next branch of the family tree
The father of Joop, Huib, Heleen, Lottie and Cor Wiedenhoff was
called Johannes Hendricus Antonius Wiedenhoff and he died in 1956 after
living a fruitful life. He was born on the 28th July 1903 in the
town of Den Haag. He was married to Henrichs and he was one of 7
children. The other six are called Magaretha Maria (8/11/1905), Petrus
Josephus Theodoor (25/12/1911), Anna Petronella Maria (22/10/1914),
Helena Maria (4/2/1916), Wilhelmina Maria (8/7/1918) and Jan Coenraad
Jozef Maria Wiedenhoff (10/5/1923)..
Their parents were Jan Coenraad Jozef Wiedenhoff (12/6/1880) and
Helena Agatha van der Voort (26/1/1878). Jan Coenraad Jozef also had one
sister called Anna Jannetje Petronella (9/9/1876) and four stepbrothers.
All these stepbrothers were from Jan Coenraad Wiedenhoff (1852)
from his romance with his future second wife Annemarie Sauvage.
When he was living in Rijswijk Jan
Coenraad Jozef was a wethouder (alderman) and an architect/carpenter.
Jan Coenraad, (picture top right photo
4) as seen as an old man with his
second wife Annemarie Sauvage and their granddaughter Anna Marie (born
28/8/1912), was born in Amsterdam in the year 1852. He died in 1936 in
Den Haag. From his first marriage to Anna Petronella Altorf (born
20/10/1843) he had 2 children. Jan Coenraad Jozef (born 12/6/1880) and
Anna Jannetje Petronella (9 September 1876). From his romance and later
second marriage he had 4 children, Francois Joseph (born 20/04/1885
(from him came the Ermelose branch)), Jan Willem, Frederick Mathieu and
Joseph. On the picture down right (photo
5 ) you see Jan Coenraad with his
second wife and their four children.
This is as far as we know the family history
We do have some loose threads, like Ariaantje Wiedenhoff
(fem. abt. 1795 in Amsterdam) or John Daij born in 1747 in London,
parents were Franciscus Daij and Anna Wiedenhoff, which
means that she must be born in the early 1720's, Charlotta
Dorethea Wiedenhoff who died in Den Bosch on the 13/10/1834 and
Johannes Nicolaas Wiedenhoff born in 1868 son of Jan
Coenraad Wiedenhoff and Lamberta Gloeijsteen. Charlotte Amalie
Wiedenhoff who was born in 1790 and died on 31 august 1859 in
Duisburg Germany and was married to Wilhelm Theodor Scherrer. Her father
was Johannes Wiedenhoff, which seems to be a common name in our