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Family stories:Lefeber Knighthood
Posted by: xx on Mar 7 2011 03:08

Josephus Johannes Lefeber (1805 – 1873) is a 1st cousin 4 times removed.

He was President of the “Reken kamer’ in Netherlands Indonesia.

He was awarded a Knighthood – “Order of the Nederlandse Lion”

His father, Johannes Jacobus Lefeber (1774 – 1831) brother of my G G great Grandfather, was also awarded the – “Order of the Nederlandse Lion” for his work in Indonesia. He was a goldsmith.

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Genealogy:Willem Dircksz van Sonnevelt - the Inventor
Posted by: xx on June 9 2010 09:15

Relationship is 12 steps. His brother, Cornelis, is my 9 times great grandfather.

The Multiple Ribbon Loom
In the last few years of the 16th C the German artisan Anton Müller invented a loom for weaving more than one ribbon at a time –between four and six-. It allowed to multiply the weaver’s productivity and has been considered to be one of the main textile innovations before the Industrial Revolution.
Soon after, in1604, the Flemish technician Willem D. van Sonnevelt succeeded in the Müller’s loom automation, that is to say, the first mechanic loom in history, 200 years beforehand respect the wide fabric loom. With a simple rotative movement of a long bar or oar, the machinist had to only worry about knotting and changing the yarns. It improved ribbon productivity and quality.
The first bar looms could weave twelve ribbons and soon they improved that initial number up to twenty-four. They spread through Flanders, where they were ex...

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Genealogy:Famous Dutch Cabaret Artist
Posted by: xx on June 9 2010 08:59

Willem 'Wim' Sonneveld (Utrecht, 28 June 1917 - Amsterdam, 8 March 1974) was a Dutch cabaret artist and singer. He is a 9th cousin of our paternal grandfather. (Leonardus Zonneveld) See Wikipedia article

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