On the 8th of December 1875 there was an unusual message in newspaper Java-bode.
The message apparantly was send in by civil servants of the land registry office (“kadastraal bureau”) in Batavia. At that time, Francois Joseph de Calonne was acting chief of that office.
Francois Joseph de Calonne (1836 – 1906) was the son of Jean Baptiste de Calonne, the ancestor of de Dutch-Indies De Calonne, who came from Belgium.
Francois was the father of August de Calonne and thus a direct ancestor of all Dutch-Indies De Calonne that are alive today.
The civil servants expressed their regret (“leedwezen”) and concerns about the fact that the government planned to terminate Francois’ employment at the land registry office.
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There have been various additions to the De Calonne family lately.
The most recent is Réfandre August Gerard de Calonne, son of André and Syul.
Réfandre was born on the 7th of August 2013 in Manado, Indonesia.
André and Syul: congratulations!
The mother of the well known August Gerard de Calonne was called Maria Jacoba Cornelia Knaud (1846-1922). Her father was already known from previous research: Johan Marinus Knaud (1811-1880). Previous generations were still unknown.
Recent research has shown who Johan Marinus Knaud’s parents were. They were Christoffel Knaud (1783-1822) and…a slave called “Bientang” (star). The two never got married. So from his mother’s side August Gerard de Calonne at least had 1/8 slave blood running through his veins.
Christoffel Knaud was born in 1783 in Amsterdam and arrived in the Dutch East Indies in 1803, where he worked as a civil servant. He had a son with the mentioned slave, which was born on the 15th of September 1811 in Batavia. That son, Johan Marinus Knaud, was baptized in Batavia on the 13th of October 1811 and adopted by his father.
The generations befor Christoffel Knaud are subject to further research. His father, Jan Martin Knaud (born apr. 1746; various spellings of his name appear in documents: Knaud, Knaudt, Knoud en Knaut) originated from Lensahn, Sleeswijk-Holstein, Germany of Lenzen, Brandenburg, Germany. That means the Ducth Indies De Calonnes not only originate from Belgium, but also from Germany.
On the 2nd of June 2013 our own Dennis de Calonne has joined the board of the Dutch Indies Genealogical Society (IGV). One of his tasks will be the administration and further development of the brand new IGV website (mostly in Dutch).
The IGV is a Dutch society for genealogical research in the Dutch Indies. A lot of the members have ‘Indische’ root. However, everyone interested in Dutch Indies family history is more than welcome to join.
Members actively make (old) sources available to the public and write genealogies. The IGV published that work. An authoritative IGV publication is the “Indische Navorscher”. Members receive the genealogical yearbook free of charge, get high discounts on the other publications, receive the IGV-Info twice a year and have access to the members-only sections of the IGV website. Once a year there’s a members meeting, with the opportunity to meet, share, learn and eat (“rijsttafel”).
Members as well as non-members can share information and help each other with their research on the newly introduced IGV-forum.
Due to privacy regulations, data on living persons in the genealogy part of this website is only visible to registered users.
According to the statistics, the database includes 4416 persons, of which 953 are living. That means you can’t see over 20% of the persons, without an account. This also applies to around 400 documents (birth and marriage announcements, etc.), almost 600 photo’s and ca 400 newspaper cuttings.
So: do you want to know who your (distant) cousins, uncles, aunts, great-uncles and great-aunts are? Wanna know when their birthdays are? Do you want to see photo’s and documents of/about them? do you want to know who your ancestors are back to the seventeenth century? Do you want to contribute to keeping the family tree up-to-date? Then you should register.
Registration won’t take longer than a minute. Your account will have to be approved by an administrator after registration. Only accounts requested by family members of one (or more) of the researched families will get access to living persons.
The families that are being researched at the moment are: (De) Calonne, Van den Akker, Schievink, Hendriks, Berghuis, all 12 original families of the town of Depok, Indonesië and some other related families. Check this page for a complete list.
So sign on using the link at the top of the screen or just click here.
Yesterday the new De Calonne website went live!
Although the old website still looked good, it was very outdated on the back end. We had to use old (thus more unstable) versions of Joomla and genealogy software TNG, because there isn’t a good bridge between the two for the newer versions.
There are good and up-to-date solutions for integrating the newest versions of WordPress (3.5.1.) and TNG (9.1.1). Those solutions are developed in cooperation with the TNG creator himself. So by switching to WordPress, we can use all the current and future versions of the software (and thus: improved and safer).
There might be some bugs here and there, but most of the website is already working good.
Feel free to share articles and comment on them, using the new Facebook features!
We’re having a fresh start; all users of the old website were deleted (a lot of them were spam accounts). So, you will have to create a new user for this website. After registration, your account will have to be reviewed and approved by an admin before you can use it.
On Wednesday the 30th of January 2013 Christine de Calonne-Schreyner passed away in Bussum (North Holland, the Netherlands).
Tante Chris was born on the 2nd of July 1923 in Banyuwangi, Oost Java, Indonesië.
On the 28th of May 1951 she married August (Boetie) de Calonne in Jakarta (Indonesia). August had first been married tot Marie Muntuuntu.
In 1960 tante Chris came to the Netherlands, followed by her husband and the two children from his first marriage in 1961. Chris’ husband August died in 1967.
Tante Chris has been living in residential care center “Patria” in Bussum for years before she passed away.
The Echaristic celebration took place on Monday the 4th of February 2013 in the St. Jozefkerk (Bussum). After that she was cremated in Bussum.
To preserve the De Calonne family history and heritage for future generations, a family archive is maintained.
It’s an archive with physical material (like books and photos). Most of the material is digitalized too. A part of the digitalized material can be seen on this website.
It’s abolutely critical to keep filling the family archive and not to lose valuable material.
That’s why we urgently appeal to all family members and other (distant) relatives to keep sending material to the archive!
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