van Osnabrugge, Osenbrugge etc.

This page is mainly about the (van) Osnabrugge, Osenbrugge etc. families in the Netherlands, after (or just before) 1600.

The Ossenbruch (-broich) descendants in Germany are described on the bottom of this page.
Interestingly, there are van Osenbruggens living in Germany today, who are descendants of Hermanus Gijsbertus van Osenbruggen from Ingen. His 4 sons married there in ~1890s and had many children.

Further information on (van) O. families in the Netherlands and many other countries can be found on the census page.

Most of the (van) O-s living in the Netherlands are decendants of four patriarchs. Often their descendants' names are spelled differently during the first 100 years.

We should also mention on this page Nicolaes van Osenbrugh (b.1656 in Arnhem), who was the grandson of Dirck van Osenbrugh (b. ~1580) & his wife Janneke van Middachten (famous noble family). He married Gunilda (Zelda) the Frisian (de Vriesin) and moved to Ingria (now Finland, but then part of Sweden). He adapted his name to the local language into Ossenbrygg, which later became Åsenbrygg.

His son Nicolaus (b. 1683) and his mother Gunilda moved from Inkeri to Vieremä to escape Russian domanation. There he bought the estate of Nikulan, which had nearly a thousand hectares (2,500 acres) at that time. His descendants are very many and several Åsenbrygg families still live in Vieremä. There is also an Åsenbrygg museum.

You can further find information on who lived (lives) where on the "Find Places" page, while the "Heat Map" might be easier to use and informative. Just zoom into an area, which you are interested in.
 

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