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Rijswijk was a small hamlet. Even today (2012) there only live some 360 people in the village.
The Martinus church is from before the 14th century. During the Reformation the church, priest and congregation all went Protestant.
During the following centuries, the church has been restored and modified several times.
Aert (c. 1545-?)
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Hendrick Aertsz (c. 1575-?) ~married~ Hilleken

Hendrick Aertsz (born c. 1575)

Lived in Rijswijk in De Betuwe region in Holland. Click here for a map.
 

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Bernt Hendrickszn (c. 1605-1658) ~married~ Maritge Dirks, Aert, Mayken, Gerritje, Hilleken, Huibert

Bernt Hendrickszn (c. 1605-1658)

Rijswijk was a small village. Even today (2012) there only live some 360 people in the village.
The Martinus church is from before the 14th century. During the Reformation the church, priest and congregation all went Protestant.
During the following centuries, the church has been restored and modified several times.
Bernt Hendricksz lived in Rijswijk (Betuwe).

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Rijswijk was a small village. Even today (2012) there only live some 360 people in the village.
The Martinus church is from before the 14th century. During the Reformation the church, priest and congregation all went Protestant.
During the following centuries, the church has been restored and modified several times.
or on the pic. for a photo and description of the village

Bernt's grandson Willem Hendrikse was a deacon at this (Reformed) church from 1702-1704.

Bernt died before 1658, because his widow remarried on February 14, 1658. Since the baptize registers, in Rijswijk, start at 1638 his birth can't be found (in this village).

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Continue another family tree to Charlemagne

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Gijsbert Cornelissen van Dorland (1610-?)
~married~ Aelertgen Hendricks (1615-1645)
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Gerritje, Swaentje, Hendrick (1635-1695) ~married~ Teuntje Gijsbrechtsdr van Dorland (1642-1700 ), Frans, Diederich, Lijsbeth

Hendrick Berends (1635-1695)

Hendrik Berends (also written as Berntz), marries Teuntje Gijsberts van Dorland on February 10, 1659. Hendrick's birth is probably before 1638.

Around 1700, the children of Hendrick and Teuntje take the names Van Osenbruggen, Van Osnabrugge, Van Ossenbrugge.
The oldest members of this family married well to do daughters in the Rijswijk region. Being "leenmannen" initially, the possession of orchards, often inherited from their wives' side, indicate that growing fruit was a major source of income during the end of the 17th century and the beginning of the 18th century. In 1985 there was still a fruit grower, named Van Osenbruggen in Rijswijk.
Slide 1 of 4. Photo from c. 1910. Click on the gray arrow to continue slideshow

Willem Hendrikse van Os(s)enbrugge (1672-1719)

In 1719 Willem buys a large farm named De Hope in Rijswijk
The pic on the right was taken in c. 1900.
We visited the farm in May 2012. There are no van Osnabrugges living there now. It is presently owned by an equestrian school. It has several stables and horses.

I made a slidehow of the farm. Click pic to view

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Allertgen, Berndt, Gijsbert, Willem, Neeltgen, Anneken, Willem Hendrikse van Os(s)enbrugge (1672-1719) ~married 1~ Mayke Dirks Kurf, ~married 2~ Jannetje Hartogs van de Hair, Dirck

Willem Hendrikse van Os(s)enbrugge (1672-1719)

Families were fruit & vegetable growers.


Willem was a deacon at the Reformed church in Rijswijk from 1702-1704.
Look here for a large drawing from that time.


In 1719 Willem buys a large farm named De Hope in Rijswijk.
Old records show that on March 10, 1719 the heirs of Heteren sell a farm of 3 mergen and 2 hont to Willem Hendrikse van Oosenbruggen for 445 guilders.
In 1716 he had already bought an adjacent parcel of land of 5 hont.
Old land nomenclature:
1 mergen = 6 hont
1 mergen = 8400 m^2
1 hont = 1400 m^2
1 hectare = 10.000 m^2 = 2.5 acres
Therefore, his land area was a total of 3.5 hectare or 9 acres.
 
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The coat of arms probably originates from Willem van Osenbruggen (b. 1733).
It was submitted to the Dutch Gens Nostra genealogical magazine in 1952 and was published in there in 1953.

The coat of arms can also be found in the Netherlandish Patriciate of 1935-1936.

The shield depicts (in silver) a jumping stag of natural color on grass. The crest shows the stag's head and neck emerging from the helmet.
A more recent version shows the stag on the shield more running than jumping.

The coat of arms was registered in 1974 with the Central Bureau of Genealogy under number 56.67.13371.

Reasearch carried out by Margarethus van Osnabrugge. Published in "Genealogie Van Osenbruggen-Van Osnabrugge; Gens Nostra 38 (XXXVIII) 1983 pag. 213 e.v.

Crest embroidered by heraldry.eu.com
 
Hendrik Willemse van Osnabrugge (1695-1766) ~married 1714~ Hendrikje Jans Knoodt), Teuntje, Dirk, Gerrit

Hendrik Willemse van Osnabrugge (1695-1766)

Son of Willem and Mayke Dirks Kurf.

Parish records of the Dutch Reformed Church in Scherpenzeel mention that in 1726 Hendrik Willems van Osnabrugge, moved here from Rijswijk, with his two sons Jan and Barent.

Many of Hendrick Willemse's descendants remained and settled in that area. Many of these were in the building trade as bricklayers, carpenters and contractors. In 1985 there were still several (van) Osnabrugges, living in Scherpenzeel, Renswoude and Woudenberg. Click here for a map.
One of Hendrick Willemse's great-grandson Jan inherits property in Tull en `t Waal, from which his descendants settle in Harmelen, Utrecht and Leiderdorp.
Another son Dirk leaves De Betuwe and moves to Schoonhoven to become a goldsmith. His descendants move via Zevenbergen and Willemstad to The Hague and Amsterdam.

Reasearch carried out by Margarethus van Osnabrugge (Willem's uncle). Published in "Genealogie Van Osenbruggen-Van Osnabrugge; Gens Nostra 38 (XXXVIII) 1983 pag. 213 e.v.
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Willem, Jan, Berend (Barent) Hendriks van Oostenbrug (Ossenbruggen) (1719-?) ~married 1740~ Willemijntje Jantzen, ~married 1782~ Hendrikje Hendriks, Gerrit, Gerritje, Pieter, Maatje Hendriks

Berend (Barent) Hendriks van Oostenbrug (Ossenbruggen) (1719-?)

Sold the farm, named De Hope. His nickname is Jelis Knoot. Read more about the Knoots in the Documents section.

Parish records of the Dutch Reformed Church in Scherpenzeel mention that in 1757 Barent Hendrikz van Oostenbrug and Willemijntje Jans. moved here, with children Hendrik, Jan, Gerrit and Cornelis, from Woedenberg.
According to a purchase codecil, dated May 20, 1771, Beerent van Ossenbruggen and Willemijna Drost sell home and land in the village of Scherpenzeel (in the Crommehoek) to Peeter van Ossenbruggen and Geertruij van den Boer for 44 guilders. Later it appears that Peeter does not have the finances, after which the Church buys the property and rents it to Peeter.
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Hendrik (i), Hendrijntje, Hendrik, Gerrit Barendse van Osnabrugge (1750-1809) ~married 1774~ Goutje Frankdr. van Leusden, ~married 1788~ Dirkje van Wagensveld (1768-1834), Cornelis, Jan, Jelis (ii) Hendrik

Gerrit Barendse van Osnabrugge (1750-1809)

Son of Berend and Willemijntje Jantzen

Born in Woudenberg, died in Scherpenzeel
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Willemijntje (i), Willemijntje, Maria, Barend, Mietje, Maria (ii), Dirk, Klaasje, Berend, Jan van Osnabrugge (Oostenbruggen) (1800-1869) ~married 1827~ Anna Elisabeth van der Woerd (1799-1840), Grietje, Rikje, Gerrit

Jan van Osnabrugge (Oostenbruggen) (1800-1869)

Son of Gerrit and Dirkje van Wagensveld.

After having received a year's dispensation to serve in the military, because of his small posture, Jan van Osnabrugge was conscripted into the infantery in 1820. He was honorably discharged after 5 years of service.
On November 8, 1834 he moves from Renswoude to Utrecht and after four years there he moves to and settles in Tull en `t Waal as a bricklayer and contractor.
The Reformed Church's records there show that he did several jobs for the church.
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Gerritje, Jan van Osnabrugge (1829-1899) ~married 1858~ Aaltje van Barneveld (1825-1903), Gerrit, Rijntje, Dirk, Rijk

Jan van Osnabrugge (1829-1899)

Moves to Harmelen on December 29, 1857 to work as a mason for widow Aaltje van Barneveld and later marries her. She already had a son, Rijnier Jansen, who was 9 years old.
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Anna Elisabeth, Adrianus Gijsbertus, Jan Cornelis van Osnabrugge (1861-1939) ~married 1901~ Dirkje Meerburg (1871-1954), Fransiscus, Francina, Gerritje

Jan Cornelis van Osnabrugge (1861-1939)

Contractor. Cement industry. Chairman of Boaz Bank and Green Cross in Harmelen, Deacon Reformed Church.
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Aaltje, Cornelis, Jan, Adrianus Gijsbertus van Osnabrugge (1907-1951) ~married 1935~ Maartje Visser (1910-1999), Johannes Hendrik, Margarethus

Adrianus Gijsbertus van Osnabrugge (1907-1951)

Contractor in Harmelen. Built Ope Dei hospital in Woerden. Resistance Organisor in WWII, Deacon Reformed Church.
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Jan Cornelis, Trijntje, Dirkje, Willem van Osnabrugge (b. 1943-) ~married 1967~

Willem van Osnabrugge (b. 1943-)

Born in Holland. Lived in England, then USA. Director of Food Technology as profession, but photography, painting and music as important hobbies. Retired. Lives now in Sarasota, Florida
Jantina L. G. Verduyn (1944-2007),

Jantina L. G. Verduyn (1944-2007)

Jantina grew up in The Netherlands as the oldest of 4 daughters. She and Willem married at age 23 and had their son Mark 5 years later. She insisted on being a stay-at-home Mom, but often accompanied Willem on exotic business trips. After Mark had left for college, Jantina went back to college herself to study physiotherapy and then set up and developed a successful practice. She and Willem retired at age 55, moved to Sarasota, and became U.S. citizens.

~married 2010~ Ann Marie Williams (1951-)

Ann M. Williams (1951-)

Ann grew up on Long Island (N.Y.). Studied Psychology. Married, raised a family of two. Restaurant owner. Moved to Florida. Interior designer. Insurance administrator. Retired.
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Mark S. van Osnabrugge (b. 1972-) ~married 2001~ Kristine M. Eschner (b. 1973-)

Mark Sander van Osnabrugge (b. 1972-)

Son of Willem and Jantina
Born in England, moved to Holland, then England and USA. BSc Madison WI.
PhD Oxford England. Lives in Minneapolis. Vice President of Finance.
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Alec Willem van Osnabrugge (b. 2007-), Ingrid Carol van Osnabrugge (b. 2011-)

Alec Willem and Ingrid Carol van Osnabrugge

Both born in Minneapolis.

Screenshot from Skyping (Mark in the background) with Mimi Ann and Opa Willem in Sarasota

 
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