Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas
and Joyous New Year! May this new
year be filled with great blessing and
happiness to you all (even if we share
a different new year calendar ;-)
Beth & Sam
Dr Elisabeth Leembruggen-Kallberg
Dear fellow researchers, Coreen and Larry Andresen trying to light up
the reseach flame again!
Two serendipitious films, with surprises at every turn of the hand
crank, were viewed by us on Tuesday evening.
The films have an eclectic collection of Dutch and English records and
also church correspondence.
To tempt others to collate research off the LDS films for all interested
... here is are some mouth watering examples we found.
Marriages 1802 to 1839
No 2. Pieter Francois Loos and Anna Francina Mulhuisen...21 Feb 1802.
No 3. Johannes Van Dorth and Helena Niedorf..... 20 Feb 1802.
No 30. Jacob Raymond (Geneva) and Henrica Antonia Christoffels..28 Nov 1802
No 62. Andries Van Twest(25) and Margarita Schokraft(19)...16 Nov 1803
No 78. Elias Wilhelmus Staats(30) and Wilhelmina Petronella De
Run(16)...29 June 1804
the last entry is for Herman Christian Scharinguivel and Elizabeth
Petronella Ferdinand....20 Jan 1839
Please be aware that all these filmed entries are hand written and in
Dutch, and not all are numbered,
so our transcriptions are only an educated guess, on hard to read entries.
Some entries have ages and also the name of the widow or widower. There
are also some entries from whence the parties came from.
We have transcribed 120 of these entries, and will continue next Tuesday.
Some searchers will know of the marriage indexes on film 1496387, which
have Register volume and page number; this film is MARRIAGE REGISTER
3C / 2
The second lot of Marriages are 1879 to 1885.
Again we have about 100 entries.so far.
These are an official form called Registration B12 and have 9 columns.
No and Date of Marriage, names and Surnames of Parties, Age, Rank or
Profession, Residence at time of marriage, Place of Marriage, Signatures
of Parties and Signatures of officiating officers and Witnesses.
No 336. George P Schokman, 30, Medical Practitioner, Matara and Eleanor
H Leembruggen, 19, Colombo. Feb 05 1885
No 263. Louis Van Heer, 25 Clerk, Col.and Maria Caroline Melder, 19,
Col. 26 may 1880
No 258. Edmund Gratiaan De Waas, 26, Draughtsman, and Augusta Mathilda
Brohier, 26. 03 May 1880
No 255. Henry Walter De Vos 26, Clerk, and May Emily Ginger. 18. 21 Jan 1880
No 329. Richard Edmund Solomonsz, 26, Clerk, Pettah and Emily Nugara,
20, Borella. Set 08 1884
No 326. Wilfred Lionel A Passe, 26, Manager, Cinnamon Gdns and Rosalina
Henrietta Scharniguival 21, July 24 1884.
No 256. Adrianus Cornelius Ferdinand, 26 Saddler, col. and Ursusulla
Maria Van Dort, 24. 26 Feb 1880
We have also looked at early marriage banns for the 1700s which are
fascinating, but so time consuming to decipher
Happy Hunting, Coreen&Larry..