Dutch emigrants in the 19e centuryJannetje Slabbekoorn, Jannetje is my great-grandmother and is wearing the traditional Zuid-Beveland costume, with the distinctive large, stiffly starched hat, including large gold square kissers worn at the temples.My grandfather Cornelis KloostermanThe yacht of the Chamber of Rotterdam(1790) for the Dutch East India Company salutes an East-Indiaman and a Dutch man-of-war on the roadstead of Hellevoetsluis.Cornelis (Cees) KloostermanOrigin of the Kloosterman nameHolland or Netherlands?Image Map

Read my guestbook

Read my guestbook 2018-06-11T08:11:00+00:00

“See, your guests approach. Address yourself to entertain them sprightly,
And let’s be red with mirth.”
William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale (Florizel at IV, iv)