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William Snip Obituary

William Snip Obituary

William P. Snip, 92, from Sparta, passed away on July 25, 2022. Born on August 6, 1929, in Marne, Michigan, he was the son of William and Hilda (DeYoung) Snip. Preceding him in death were his parents, Bill Snip and Hilda Snip Slachter, his sister and brother-in-law Viola and Tom Ross, and his daughter, Mary […]

The father of Jelle Snip

Jelle Snip

At the registration of the birth of Jelle (* 01-01-1930), the son of Grietje Wygers Snip, a certain Geeske Jans van Zannen (Zanten) is the informant. This Geeske Jans is the mother of Jan Pieters Snip. He is married to Willemke Wygers Snip, an older sister of Grietje. A father of Jelle is not mentioned […]

Is Grietje Snip the same person as Grace Weidenaar?

On July 19, 1883, Grietje Snip is born as the first child of Willemke Wiegers Snip. At that time, Willemke is unmarried and lives as a housekeeper with Jan Sybes Siebenga and his wife Pieterke de Kleine in Sebaldeburen. The father of Grietje is unknown. Could it perhaps be Jan, the employer of Willemke? Willemke, […]

Diary Entries of Martje Snip-Nienhuis

Volendam boot

Diary of Martje Snip-Nienhuis Sea Journey Volendam March 16, 1951. I will try to write down some things about this sea journey because otherwise, you quickly forget the details. I will just start at the beginning. On the morning of March 15, the day we had been remembering for some time because it was the […]

Marsh Fire Zevenhuizen

Stockphoto by Ries Bosch via Unsplash

The greatest disaster to ever strike Zevenhuizen occurred on Tuesday, June 11, 1833. The events of that day must have made an unforgettable impression on all family members in the wide area and have been passed down from father to son for generations. This day began like any other. The sun warmed the ground, and […]

First English Translated Snip Story

It has taken us a long time to bring back all the information from the old site to the new site, but the first translated story is now online. And currently I am working on more, however I am not the origional author of the texts, so I am taking my time to assure I […]

Dutch Resistance: Albrecht Ite Snip

Stockfoto via by Chris Curry Unsplash

Albrecht Ite Snip 27-02-1921 in Groningen + 03-08-1998 in Emmen (Dr) Son of: Jakop Snip and Reina van Steinvoorn Arrested by the Germans for resistance work beginning of 1944. Transferred to Camp Germany and died 03-08-1998 in Emmen (Dr) The following documents were found in the Groningen archives: System cards of resistance-involved individuals concerning Albrecht […]

The gravestone of Lutske Snip

Janke Roelf Bouwes

On the gravestone of Lutske Snip, the following text is written: “deceased while saving her child August 9, 1926.” When someone reads something like this, one wonders, what exactly happened that day and what became of her child(ren)? Hence, my research into this family tragedy. Lutske, a daughter of Siete Snip and Antje van der […]

The Children of Pieter Popkes Snip

Imkje Snip

Pieter Popkes, a son of Popke Wobbes, was born around 1764. He married his cousin Geertje Hendriks on May 20, 1787. From this marriage, at least 2 children were born, Grietje and Ebeltje. Grietje seems to have been named after her father’s mother, Grietje Jans, and Ebeltje after Geertje’s mother, Ebeltje Wobbes. Grietje was born […]

The Search for Aaltje Cornelis

Wobbe Popkes

Aaltje Cornelis For a long time, the birth of Aaltje Cornelis, wife of Wobbe Popkes, could not be found in the archives, until the baptism of Aeltie, daughter of Cornelis Wijgers, was discovered in the baptismal register of the municipality of Wijnjeterp, Duurswoude, and Bakkeveen (July 13, 1704). It was likely that she was the […]