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A Gezina mystery in Amsterdam

In 1883 there are in Amsterdam two death certificates for a Gesina ten Bruggencate. Neither lists the parents, both are listed as widow of Christoffel Ubbink or Upp. The birth dates are different, one was 70 yrs old (whch would make her birth year around 1812-1813), the other 59 yrs …

The Doggersbank

In 1847 Johan and Thomas ten Bruggencate went from Holland to the US (see a previous post) on the fregat ‘Doggersbank.’ A few years ago, I had located the ship’s journal in the online catalogue Maritiem Digitaal, and found that it is located in the Amsterdam Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaart Museum), but …

Small towns

Almelo, the town my father’s family came from is still a small town, and certainly it was in the 18th and 19th century. As a result, people tended to marry their relatives. My second great-grandfather Hendrik Jan ten Bruggencate (dutch link) is a case in point. His first wife Aaltje Selhorst …

Jan ten Bruggencate in Surinam

On 28 May 1791 Gerrit ten Bruggencate (dutch link) and his wife Johanna Boom, appear before the court in Almelo to ask …

Another Murder Trial

Isaac ten Bruggenkate (dutch link) and Herman ten Bruggencate (dutch link) were grain merchants. On 5 June 1747 they went to the steward of …

ten Bruggencate to the US

Johan (dutch link) and Thomas (dutch link) were the first ten Bruggencates to come to the US. They came in 1847, on the barque …

A mystery and a murder in Canada

A while ago I received a question about Gerhardus Warnerus ten Bruggencate (dutch link), because the questioner had a postcard, that GWtB had …

ten Bruggenkate in England

Most ten Bruggenkates in England descend from two sons of Albertus ten Bruggenkate (dutch link) and Willemina Weijdeman (In the Amsterdam and English …