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This family is from the northern Dutch province of Friesland. Its oldest known hometown is St. Anna-Parochie, now part of Menaldumadeel
? Camphuis (?-?)
(See 7 generations back)
(blood-relationship 0,78 %)
* ? x ? (wife unknown, perhaps called Elisabeth, married around 1785) + ?
(Not known if any other children)
Thomas Camphuis (?-?)
(See 6 generations back)
1. Watze Thomas Camphuis
(blood-relationship 1,56 %)
* 1787? x IJnske Klazes Bos (Franeker 26-11-1812) + 26-12-1847 (St. Anna-Parochie)
Occupation: "genees- heel- en vroedmeester" in St. Anna-Parochie
2. Trijntje Camphuis
* 1790? x Jan Annes Roukema (Sneek 12-5-1813) + ? (before 1831)
3. Sytzke Camphuis
* 1791? x Pier Jans Westerbaan (Bolsward 18-5-1817) + 17-12-1855
4. Jan Camphuis
* ? x I. Ykka de Haan (Sneek 6-7-1823) II. Akke Tiesema + ?
5. Sytze Camphuis
* ? x Roelofje de Haan (Sneek 19-4-1826) + ?
Sytze's wife was most probably related to his brother Jan's first wife Ykka. Sytze and Roelofje later moved to Meppel in the province of Drenthe.
6. Rudolf Camphuis
* ? x Anna Hendriks (1816) + ?
Watze Thomas Camphuis (1787-1847)
and IJnske Klazes Bos (1789?-?)
(See 5 generations back)
1. Elisabeth Camphuis
* 1813 x I. Petrus Ieps Feikema (St. Annaparochie 3-5-1843) II. Jacob Okkes Bijlsma (Harlingen 23-8-1844) + 19-9-1881 (Harlingen)
Elisabeth's first husband died on 21-10-1843 at the age of 35, only five months after his marriage.
2. Thomas Watzes Camphuis
(blood-relationship 3,125 %)
* 1814? (St. Anna-Parochie) x Marijke Klazes Hoekstra (Idaarderadeel 19-11-1840) + ?
Thomas' wife Marijke died in 1885, and he moved to The Hague a few years later, on 28-4-1887.
3. Alida Camphuis
* 1820? + 19-19-7-1822 (St. Annaparochie)
4. Katarina Camphuis
* 1820? + 4-9-1821 (St. Annaparochie)
5. Johannes Camphuis
* ?-1-1822 + 25-7-1822 (St. Annaparochie)
6. Jacobus Camphuis
* 4-4-1823 + 19-4-1823 (St. Annaparochie)
7. Alida Camphuis
* 26-3-1825 (Marssum) + 29-3-1825 (Marssum)
(Is is a tragic irony that Thomas, who was a non-academic medical professional, could not prevent the very early deaths of five of his own children)
8. Alida Camphuis
* 18-3-1827 (Marssum) + 22-9-1861 (Menaldumadeel)
(Not known if any other children)
Thomas Watzes Camphuis (?-?)
and Marijke Klazes Hoekstra (1811-1885)
(See family portrait 1), (See family portrait 2)
(See 4 generations back)
1. IJcina ("Sien") Camphuis
(blood-relationship 6,25 %)
* 15-11-1841 (Marssum) x Anthonie Pieter Zeilmaker (Amsterdam 4-1-1866) + 27-12-1929 (Den Haag)
IJcina and her husband moved from Alkmaar to The Hague on 4-2-1904. He died there nine months later. Our mother, Dorothea Zeilmaker, remembers her "Oma Sien" very well when she was living in a home for the elderly in The Hague. She still had a traditional Frisian lacework headdress which she must have worn as a young woman. Our mother liked her great-grandmother very much, but not the "bitterkoekjes" (cookies) she always offered. IJcina herself apparently had a dislike for another old lady who was living in a room close to hers: "Ik zal het je vertellen omdat je mijn kind bent, maar die daar is een kreng!" (I'll tell you because you are my child, but that one is a bitch!")
2. Klaasje (also called "Florisa"?) Camphuis
* 10-2-1844 (Marssum) x Frederik Zwart (Amsterdam 12-12-1872) + ?
3.Nicolaas ("Klaas") Camphuis
* 31-7-1846 (Menaldumadeel) + 14-4-1933 (The Hague)
Nicolaas was a schoolteacher in Amsterdam for 43 years
4. Elisabeth Camphuis
* 13-12-1848 (Menaldum) x Jan Hendrik Donker (Amsterdam 21-7-1870) + ?
Elisabeth's husband was a "pettenmaker" (maker of caps) in Amsterdam.
5. Sijke (also called "Sophia"?) Camphuis
* 11-1-1852 (Menaldum) x Johannes Martinus Keen (Amsterdam 30-12-1876) + ?
Sijke moved to Wieringerwaard on 8-7-1876. She and her husband (who was from Bellingwolde in the province of Groningen) were schoolteachers.
6. Watske Maria Camphuis
* 25-1-1855 (Sneek) x Hendrik Johannes Gesterkamp (Amsterdam 11-3-1880) + ?
Watske's husband was an office assistant.
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