I would like to get incontact with any members of the Zerba / Zerbe family from Germany or Poland. The family members may have come from Muncheberg (east of Berlin) around WW2 or from Western Poland around 1918.
On 4 January 1675 Joes Servaes and Elisabetha Verscheuren got married in Arcen, Limburg, The Netherlands. We believe he was a soldier, because of the fact that all sons went into the army, except for Hermanus, who became a farmer. All daughters married a soldier.
Joes came from Maastricht, The Netherlands. We think he might have moved away with the army after the besiege of Maastricht in July 1673 by King Louis XIV of France.
Joes and Elisabetha lived in Arcen between 1675-1679. In 1679 te family moved to Straelen. Nowadays that is Germany, but then both Arcen and Straelen were one community that belonged to Spain. In 1715 both Arcen and Straelen became German in the Spanish succession war. Both towns were swapped between nations and kingdoms and nowadays Arcen is Dutch and Straelen is German.
As of Straelen there are four lines: Maastricht, Venlo, Straelen and Lower-Rhine and Düsseldorf/Neuss.
We can proof that the first three lines are connected. We think that the fourth line is connected as well, but we can't proof it on paper. Yet, names, looks, activities even the way of walking is similar.
The Maastricht line had shoe makers, cigar makers and after the financial climb up the teachers, doctors and lawyers came. I'm of the Maastricht line, down here: https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/stamboom-servaes/I745.php.
Dominant on the Venlo line are the shoe makers. Your great granddad in The Hague was the last one of 300 years of shoemakers. In the Venlo-line there was a name shift from Servaes to Servaas (it sounds the same and is the same name; Servaes is the old way of writing the name, Servaas the modern way)
The Straelen line are all children of Hermanus and they are farmers. They have acres and acres of glass houses.
The Neuss/Düsseldorf line got the financial climb up early and in early 1700 kids went to university. Doctors, lawyers, politicians. Some of them became quite influential. A German researcher said that some people make history, but they WERE the history of Germany.
After 300 years in Venlo, The Netherlands, your part of the family tree made a move. Your great granddad his first wife was from Germany and that brought your branch to Krefeld in Germany. After her death, he married a second wife in Krefeld. She died around the beginning of WWI and your great granddad moved from Krefeld, Germany to Leiden, Netherlands with the children of the second marriage. His brother lived in Leiden. They stayed for some time in a refugee home in Oegstgeest, close to Leiden. After that they lived in The Hague where your grandpa and grandma met with the result that in 1932 you dad was born. His sister came a year later. Your grandpa died in 1940 and I found out that your grandma had a babychild after your grandpa died. As of there, you have to help me.
One sister of your grandma remained single went to California, USA and died there. One brother married a German wife in The Netherlands and had a boy and girl. His last confirmed information is in 1948. I got confirmed that the girl died after several marriages. No clue on the boy, whose last information is of 1951. One brother died young. There also were two boys from the first marriage, who remained in Krefeld. They were bakers, but I got no information after 1933. I recently discovered great grandchildren of a sister of your great granddad in the Netherlands.
Here you can find data: https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/stamboom-servaes/I682.php
So, I got your family tree for you back till 1650 with about 3,500 family members, including you :-) And please let us exchange! You can have it all.
It was interesting to read through the history of your family line.You must have done a lot of research. I’ll have to go on the website you gave me and have a look. Thanks.
I have traced the Tromp family line back to 1815, but this is only through searching the records from the www.genlias.nl web site.I started with my Great grandparents and went back from there.
I have a bit of information about my grandparents, uncles and aunts.
As you know my father is one of three children, Dads sister and brother are well and living in Holland as are their children.
Sadly my father Gerry (Gerard) has just passed away in May and it is sad that he is not here to answer any question we may have.He would have been interested in the Servass side of the family line.
There are a few people you mentioned that I am aware of; the sister of my grandma whom I called aunt Gonda. I remember her coming to Australia to visit Dad and then she went to Papua New Guinea to work on a mission. I don’t think she was a nun but she did work with a religious group.
My Aunt Rita (Dads sister) has 4 daughters and they all live in Holland.
My uncle has 3 children and they too live in Holland.
By the way, where do you live?
I know of my grandfather’s brother, Gerrit who died at the age of 27, but I cannot remember how.I should ask my aunt and see if she knows.
My grandfather Jacob, died by drowning in a canal, as you say in 1940.My father always said it was not an accident and this upset him for the rest of his life. The date I do not know. If you know can you please let me know?I have a photo of him working on the gas line in The Hague in the 1940’s.I believe he was a bit of an engineer.
Gerrit Tromp was named after his father and my grandfather was named after his grandfather.I have a photo of grandpa Gerrit riding a petrol front engine bicycle, taken about 1961.
If you can give me some names I can check to see if they match the family line I have for the Tromp’s.
Most of the families I have all seem to come from the Loosduinen area.
I have not entered the Tromp family tree into MyHeritage yet, but when I get time I will do so.As my father was still around I always thought there would be time. L
Over the past years I have concentrated on my mother’s side and my husband’s family tree.It really is a full time job that can only be done when time permits.
The earliest I have for the Tromp Tree is a Lucas Tromp who married an Adriana van der Leeuw in 1815, Loosduinen and they had 12 children.
My father used to tell me that Tromps were related to the famous Dutch sailor. Do you know if this is true?
What would you like to have information about? And if you have any old photo we can swap.
Maarten Tromp was one of the most important admirals the Dutch fleet ever had. He was that important that all these Navy ships are named after him: https://www.google.nl/search?q=tromp&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=705&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=NVWSVaTsBsvlUYOllvgF&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ