Friday, 30 September 2011


We have to thank Barbara for these great pictures.

Two of my wedding photos featuring my mother:
My mother is the tall dark lady, not at all unlike Reginald Keith on the left.
I am in the centre ..Barbara.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

John Howard Swanberg

John Howard Swanberg, the son of Andrew and Christine Erickson Swanberg, was born in Little Falls, MN, on March 11, 1899. He was graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1925 with a degree in Civil Engineering, and was first employed by the Minnesota Department of Highways as a materials inspector that same year. He obtained a Master of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in 1929.
Mr. Swanberg spent several years with the Koppers Company in Pittsburgh. He joined the Minnesota Department of Highways in 1925 and was named Engineer of Materials and Research in 1946. He became Construction Engineer in 1956, Chief Engineer in 1957, and nine years later was appointed Deputy Commissioner.
Mr. Swanberg made many significant research reports in the field of highway materials and construction to the American Society of Testing and Materials, the Highway Research Board, and the American Association of State Highway Officials.
He also served as president of the Minnesota Federation of Engineering Societies, the Minnesota Surveyors and Engineer’s Society and the Mississippi Valley Conference of State Highway Departments. He was a member of the American Road Builder’s Association, the Minnesota and National Society of Professional Engineers, and the Society of American Military Engineers.
In 1968 Mr. Swanberg was recipient of the Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award from the Highway Research Board in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of highway research. The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota presented an Outstanding Achievement Award to him in 1971.
In World War II Mr. Swanberg was in a Naval Construction Battalion with duty in the Pacific theater. He rose to the rank of Commander. Prior to his entering the University he had served in the U.S. Army in World War I.
Mr. Swanberg died on January 9, 1973, and is survived by his wife, Florence Vlieland ; a son, John; a daughter, Joan (Mrs. I. Johnson); two brothers; two sisters; and three grandchildren.
John Howard Swanberg was elected to the Society in 1957 as a Member. He was accorded the rank of Fellow in 1959. From 1967-1968 Mr. Swanberg served as president of the Northwestern Section.
(Memoir prepared by Miles S. Kersten, ASCE Fellow.)
Florence V Swanberg Census
1930 Dormont, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
gender: Female 26 Married birthplace: Wisconsin
estimated birth year: 1904
relationship to head of household: Wife
father's birthplace: England
mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
enumeration district number: 0895
family number: 43
sheet number and letter: 2B
line number: 65
nara publication: T626, roll 1962
film number: 2341696
digital folder number: 4661258
image number: 00298
Household Gender Age
spouse John H Swanberg M 31
Florence V Swanberg F 26
child Joan C Swanberg F 0

name:John Andrew Swanberg
titles & terms:
event date:27 Aug 1936
event place:Hennepin, Minnesota
father:John Howard Swanberg
mother:Florence Violet Vlieland
file number:1936-MN-008616

Citing this Record
"Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 Sep 2012), Florence Violet Vlieland in entry for John Andrew Swanberg, 1936.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

the Samworths of Brooklands Hastings

Found some clippings again about the Samworths of Brooklands Hastings
and the wife of reverend J.N.Vlieland Frances Elisabeth Samworth and her sister
Joanna Samworth

Address: Halloway Pl, The Brookland

Clara LUCK
When Clara was 18 she went to work for Joanna Samworth at The Brooklands in Hastings. Miss Samworth was a 56 year old spinster and lived on her own with just Harriet Lane as her cook and Clara as her housemaid. We find the three of them there in the 1891 census. (RG12/760)
SAMWORTH Joanna Head F 56 Living On Own Means Sussex - Hastings
LANE Harriet Servnt F 32 Cook And Domestic Sussex - Ore
LUCK Clara Servnt F 18 Housemaid Domestic Sussex - Beckley

Monday, 19 September 2011

J.N. Standard 14 Dec 1874

Vlieland JN Jr Standard 14 December 1874

Sunday, 18 September 2011

December 25, 1848: The Morning Post

Ray send us some articles.
This one shows the date that Jerome Junior was ordained and was granted a living by his Uncle Bishop Blomfield (Bishop of London).
It notes that:
December 25, 1848: The Morning Post (London, England), Monday, pg. 3: GENERAL ORDINATION (Bishop of London's Ordination) Yesterday the Bishop of London held a General Ordination in the Chapel Royal St James's when the following gentlemen were admitted into Holy Orders: Deacons: Jerome Nicholas Vlieland Associate and Theological student of Kings College London.< Immediately after the ordination the following gentlemen were admitted by the Bishop to curacies within the diocese of London the Rev. Jerome Nicholas Vlieland Associate of Kings College London to the curacy of the new parish church of St Marks Old Street Road. Morning Post 25 December 1848

Friday, 9 September 2011

Theory and Practice

Theory and practice is our motto for today.
The search for Jeroen Nicolaas Hollander, or as he becomes in later life Jerome Nicholas Vlieland is helped by the Hollander familywebsite.
All knowledge of the Hollander name is there to be found and we are positive that someone, someday will find out more about him or the birthdate and place of his father Jan Jans Hollander.
His marriage was in 1785 in Amsterdam so he could be born about 1760.
So that was the theory and now the practice.

We found on the internet the book Jerome Nicholas Vlieland wrote.
It is not only on the internet after 200 years but also read out loud .
So after all these years you can learn German with your own greatgreatgreatgrandfather.
Maybe all his other books will follow.
I am looking forward to ` dancing with Jerome `where he teaches us to waltz.
But now we start with Theory and Practice.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Ida Vlieland Candler

Ida Vlieland Candler was born In Auckland in 1904 and died 10 march 1973.
She was the daughter of Edwin Heath Candler and  Jane Ainsworth.
She married Robert Scott Hall in September 1928 in Auckland .Co.Durham.
Robert Scott Hall was also born in Auckland in 1904
Name: Robert Scott Hall
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1911
Gender: Male
Age: 6
Birthplace: Crook, Durham
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: Auckland
Sub-District: Hamsterley
Parish: Crook And Billy Row
County: Durham
Collection: Robert Scott Hall, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

.He died 1962
We found this in the newspaper .
HALL, Ida Vlieland 24 Durham Road, Ushaw, 'Durham,- Widow.
10th March 1973
Lloyds Bank Limited, Executor and Trustee Department, 102 Grey Street,Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 1ND,
or H. E. Ferens & Son, 38 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NX, Solicitors 31st May 1973
Notice is hereby given pursuant to s. 27 of the Trusiee Act, 1925, that any person having a claim against or an interest in the estate of any of the deceased persons whose names and addresses are set out in the first and second columns of the following Table is hereby required to send particulars in writing of his claim or interest to the person or persons whose names and addresses are set out opposite the name of the deceased person in the third column of the Table, and to send such particulars before the date specified in relation to that deceased person in the fourth column of the said Table, after which date the personal representatives
will distribute the estate among the persons entitled thereto having regard only to the claims and interests of which they have had notice and will not, as respects the property so distributed, be liable to any person of whose claim they shall not then have had notice.
Births Mar 1904 CANDLER Ida Vlieland Auckland 10a 296
1911 census: Institute Terrace Peases West, Crook - - age 7 - staying with parents and 2 siblings

Marriages Sep 1928 CANDLER Ida V x HALL Robert Scott - Auckland 10a 511
death registered in Durham 1973Newspaper report: HALL, Ida Vlieland 24 Durham Road, Ushaw, 'Durham,- Widow.
10th March 1973 - Lloyds Bank Limited, Executor and Trustee Department, 102 Grey Street,Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 1ND, or H. E. Ferens & Son, 38 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NX, Solicitors 31st May 1973 - NOTICES UNDER THE TRUSTEE ACT, 1925, s. 27

 Jane Candler is the widow of Edwin Heath Candler and her mother.

 She has a sister Nelly Candler  and a brother Alfred Candler

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


Found some advertisements of Jerome Nicholas Vlieland today.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Frederic William Day

Familyresearch is like being a detective.
You start with a clue and then try to solve it by going backwards and let history explain
This week in `who do you think you are `a family with the name Day was part of it .
Then you think , I once came across a Frederic William Day.
And then you start wondering if this Frederic William Day is related to this family?
We looked it up for you !
Starting with his birth in 1862 and NO he is not. Baptism: 13 Jul 1862 St Thomas, Ardwick, Lancashire, England
Frederic William Day - [Child] of John Day & Mary Ann
Born: 4 Jun 1862
Abode: Paddock Street Ardwick
Occupation: Coach Builder
Baptised by: George Philpot Curate
Register: Baptisms 1844 - 1865, Page 237, Entry 1889
Can you remember what Frederic William Day had to do with the Vlieland Family ??????
Heartless Robbery
Frederick William Day ,23 cabman,was indicted for having stolen a watch and chain and earring,value 7l 10s, the goods of Emily Vlieland.-In october last year the prosecutrix, a young woman of rather attractive appearance made the acquaintance of the prisoner at a dancing academy and they subsequently`walked out`as engaged.
He knowing that she was possesed of some money induces her to lend him some towards the purchase of a horse and cab,and she afterwards gave him a portion of her jewellery in order to make up a sufficient sum.
In April last the prisoner called to see her and she then had in her hand a gold watch and chain which he asked her for in order to raise more money so as to let to their earlier marriage:but she declined to let him have them,as they have been bequeathed to her by her mother,who was dead.
She had occasion to leave the room for a few minutes,and on her return the prisoner had disappeared with the watch and chain:and although information had been given to the police, the prisoner was not arresteduntil the beginning of this month.when it was found that he had pledged the property and exchanged the duplicate for some harness.
It was then ascertainedthat the prisoner during the time of this so called courtship had been living with another woman,by whom he had two children
In the result the jury returned a verdict `guilty`and Mr .Fletcher passed sentence of nine month´s hard labour.

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (London, England)
Sunday, November 1, 1885; Issue 2241.