Hi, This web site has a lot of great information. My written Dutch is bad, so I am typing in English. I was able to find many generations of relations to my family. Thanks so much to all involved in creating and updating the Schimmel family genealogy!
Regards, Alex Schimmel
Bert Schimmel - woensdag, 24 mei 2006 om 14:54
Interessante site: Mijn tak is die uit café Schimmel,mijn vader was Biep Schimmel,bakker te Hoogland.Voor de liefhebber heb ik een stamboom ter inzage [copie]
Johan Alferink - woensdag, 5 april 2006 om 3:36
Hi Teus, In an earlier message I inquired about Bessel Gerritsz and could he have been the famous VOC cartographer. I have since found out that both Bessel and Hessel were born 1580/1581 however Hessel died in 1632 while Bessel was still alive because in your information he married his second wife in 1654. Anyway it was a try and hope you and your family are keeping well and Holland is warming up a bit. Here in Margaret River it very fine and the fields are becomming green again after the dry summer. Kind Regards Johan Alferink
Johan Alferink - woensdag, 29 maart 2006 om 4:03
Hallo Teus<br>I'm glad you have received my Email.<br>In your family tree you have a Bessel Gerritsz born ca 1580. He married Weympje Jansdr and also Arrisje Jans.In many books I've read a Hessel Gerritsz was a well known cartographer for the VOC who was around at that time as well as the Willem Jansz I inquired about earlier. Perhaps Weympje and Arrisje are related to Willem. Is Bessel a common name in Holland. I see that Bessel had a brother Harmen who was a landbouwer,maybe Bessel had the same occupation.<br>Hope you don't mind me asking and hope life is not to busy for you.<br>Kind regards<br>Johan Alferink