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My mother's ancestors came from the east of The Netherlands, an area called Twente, close to the German border. They were farmers, shopkeepers and tradesmen and came from the surroundings of Haaksbergen, a small village close to the city of Enschede. The Leferink's were 'honkvast' stayed at home, contrary to the wandering Bosmans clan.
I'm very grateful to my relatives and in particular the late Wim Wissink, for the enormous support and findings I was able to collect for my family tree.

Tobacconist shop 'Cuba' in Enschede

Tobacconist shop 'Cuba' in Enschede

The disastrous fire that destroyed Enschede on 7 May 1862

The disastrous fire that destroyed Enschede on 7 May 1862

As I Watch’d the Ploughman Ploughing

As I Watch’d the Ploughman Ploughing

Blankenburg- Haaksbergen late 1800's

Blankenburg- Haaksbergen late 1800's

Gradus Leferink alias Poeten Graads

Gradus Leferink alias Poeten Graads

Bernard J Leferink and his wife Wilhelmina Reijerink

Bernard J Leferink and his wife Wilhelmina Reijerink

B.J.Leferink early portrait

B.J.Leferink early portrait

Grandparents and great grandparents signatures 1899

Grandparents and great grandparents signatures 1899

A motherless trio, Marie 4 Truus 2 and Bernard 6

A motherless trio, Marie 4 Truus 2 and Bernard 6

Bernard Leferink in white shirt at Primary School - second row second from left

Bernard Leferink in white shirt at Primary School - second row second from left

Bernard Leferink in front at left

Bernard Leferink in front at left

Bernard Leferink and Elisabeth Keuckenbrink

Bernard Leferink and Elisabeth Keuckenbrink

Birthday greetings from cousin Truus van de Pavert in Arnhem 1908

Birthday greetings from cousin Truus van de Pavert in Arnhem 1908

Marie, Bernard and Truus having a new brother Jan

Marie, Bernard and Truus having a new brother Jan

Bernard Leferink bought and built his new shop and residence

Bernard Leferink bought and built his new shop and residence

Excitement in Enschede and our mum Marie remembers the day

Excitement in Enschede and our mum Marie remembers the day

Eight year old Marie was taken by her father to see Jan Olieslager taking off in his aeroplane from a paddock in her hometown Enschede, in the autumn of 1910. Are the Leferinks amongst that group of s

Eight year old Marie was taken by her father to see Jan Olieslager taking off in his aeroplane from a paddock in her hometown Enschede, in the autumn of 1910. Are the Leferinks amongst that group of s

The fire of Enschede commemorated with this book in 1912

The fire of Enschede commemorated with this book in 1912

Two more brothers for Marie(tje) Leferink and a story

Two more brothers for Marie(tje) Leferink and a story

Automobile on Gronause street near Kneed road in Enschede 1911

Automobile on Gronause street near Kneed road in Enschede 1911

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