Photo gallery Kolenbrander-Colenbrander

Agatha Maria Colenbrander
(1762-1830)

A ship carrying over 17 tons of gunpowder blew up in Leiden on January 12th 1807, 151 people were killed, 2000 wounded and 220 buildings were destroyed. One of the buildings was the boarding school of Agatha Maria Colenbrander she inherited 10 months before from her husband Jean Jacques Sneither. At the time of the explosion about 40 to 50 students were attending classes, three of them died in the collapse of the building.
According to the newspaper she had eleven children of her own.



Maria Christina Alida Colenbrander
(1794-1867)



Hendrik Jan Colenbrander
(1803-1878)



Theodorus Christiaan Colenbrander
(1811-1881)

Theodorus Christiaan came to Natal from Java in 1854 with an associate, Wilhelm van Prehn. They tried growing and manufacturing indigo at Pinetown in partnership with Archibald Keir Murray, but without success. Van Prehn left the Colony, but Theodorus remained. He acted on behalf of an emigration company named the Nederlandsche Landbouw Emigratie Maatschappij established in Holland by his brother reverend Herman Colenbrander and his two sons Johannes Arnoldus and Adriaan together with the Amsterdam ship-owner M.C. Lapidoth. They gained the approval of the Natal Executive Council to introduce young mechanics, farmers and labourers, who had been educated by a benevolent society. The aim of this emigration was to place these young people in other parts of the world, and thus to remove them from what was described as, ‘the contamination of European poverty’. The first batch arrived in May 1857, and from then until July 1860, at least six ships landed at Durban, introducing to the Colony surnames such as Wassink, Theunissen, Ente and Gielink, as well as more Colenbranders.
He was the founder of New Gelderland Natal (RSA) where he owned a farm and the New Gelderland Sugar Factory.



Willempje Haalboom
(1814-1893)

She emigrated to the USA in 1856 with her husband Jan Kolenbrander (1809-1870) and four daughters and one son, Hermanus Kolenbrander (1841-1864). While working on a nearby farm Hermanus was recruited on 01.03.1862 and served in the Civil War as a private in Iowa's 17th Infantry Regiment K Company. He was taken prisoner of war on 23.11.1863 at Missionary Ridge (TN) and died on 12.07.1864 at the infamous POW camp at Andersonville GA.

Because her husband had died and Hermanus would have been her sole provider Willempje applied for a pension, but this was rejected. She went to court and finally on 26.07.1880 she was awarded a pension of $ 8 per month.



Johann Heinrich Boland
(1814-1901)

 Boland family - Spork NW (DEU) August 1901

Standing: Elisabeth Johanna (1888-1982), Gerhard Emil (1804-1904), Wilhelmina Bernardina (1879-1962), Johann (1845-1904), Johanna Henriette (1891-1982), Heinrich Johann (1877-1953). Wilhelm Johann (1885-1982)

Front: Dina Johanna (1883-1962), Heinrich Johann (1814-1901) widower of Johanna Catharina Willemina Kolenbrander (1818-1881), Johann Bernard (1894-1923), Henriette Schepers (1885-1902) and on her lap Bertha Gesina (1899-1969), Dina Aleida te Beest (1869-1953) and on her lap Frederik Gerrit (1901-1970)



Gerrit Jan Gosselink and Derkje Colenbrander
(1829-1908) - (1836-1916)



Maria Johanna Arnolda Colenbrander
(1830-1924)

Together with two of her grandchildren.



Frederik Christiaan Colenbrander
(1835-1914)

He was Lord of Millingen and lived on Reuversweerd at Brummen.



Hendrika Kornelia Colenbrander
(1836-1904)

Baroness van Brakell van Wadenoijen en Doorwerth



Jacob Adriaan Sweder Baron van Brakell van Wadenoijen en Doorwerth
(1838-1911)



Adrianus Colenbrander
(1838-1909)



Jeanne Jacqueline Brunner
(1841-1917)



Adrianus Colenbrander and Jeanne Jacqueline Brunner
(1838-1909) - (1841-1917)

Standing from left to right Adriaan Lucas Brunner Colenbrander (1880), Alida Sophia Colenbrander (1878-1959), Adriaan Leopold Brunner Colenbrander (1884-1941) and Christina Louise Colenbrander (1882-1960). Sitting are Adrianus Colenbrander (1838-1909), Jeanne Jacqueline Brunner (1841-1917) and in front of them Violet Nancy Berend (1905-1989), daughter of Alida Sophia.



Theodoor Christiaan Adriaan Colenbrander
(1841-1930)

He was a well-known designer of ceramics, pottery and carpets. Today his work is highly sought-after and displayed in museums all over the world, for instance the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Victoria and Albert in London. On the open market it fetches very high prices with antique dealers and at auctions.

For his work he rearranged his initials to T.A.C.



Petrus Jacobus Colenbrander
(1844-1900)



Derk Willem Colenbrander and Berendina Johanna Westerveld
(1850-1931) - (1853-1943)

50th Wedding anniversary (1929).



Willem Kolenbrander
(1850-1921)



Antonetta Berndina Overgoor
(1849-1921)

She brought a hereditary hearing impairment into the family.



Johanna Cornelia Kopmels
(1850-1911)



Nicolaas Gijsbertus Weijland and Johanna Berendina Kolenbrander
(1854-1936) - (1853-1937)



Johan Willem Colenbrander
(1855-1918)

Standing are two of his fellow officers, one of them is his brother-in-law Frank Mullins.



Johan Willem Colenbrander
(1855-1918)

During his lifetime he participated in a number of key events, including the Zulu War, the visit of Lobengula's indunas to Queen Victoria, Rhodes' expansion into Mashonaland where he acted as interpreter, the Ndebele Rebellion, and the Anglo-Boer War (during which he raised and commanded a unit named 'Kitchener's Fighting Scouts'). After several unsuccessful business ventures, he obtained employment in 1917 with I.W. Schlesinger's film company, helping to organise labour for the filming of The Symbol of Sacrifice. He played the part of Lord Chelmsford in the film and drowned as he tried to cross the Klip River on horseback.
For his military services he was awarded with the CB (Companion of the Order of the Bath).

In The Netherlands he was renounced by his Dutch family because he fought on the English side during the Angla-Boer War. However they probably didn't realise he grew up in the English part of South-Africa and had no feelings whatsoever to the cause of the Boers.



Maria and Elizabeth Mullins
(1861-1900) - (1860-1935)

Maria Mullins was the first wife of Johan Willem Colenbrander and lived a great part of her life with him at the kraal of king Lobengula in Bulawayo in today Zimbabwe. Johan and she were trusted by the Matabele king and both spoke the language.

Elizabeth Mullins was married to Johan Willem's brother Alphonse Charles Colenbrander (1867-1904). They also lived at Bulawayo.

Both women were perfect shots.



Catherine Gloster
(1878-1972)

The Gloster family - circa 1898 at Clonmellane House, Firies, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Front from left to right: Mr. Heffernan (family friend), Esther Anne Groves (1845-1933) with Maurice Beatty Gloster (1896) son of Arthur Gloster and Eleanor Mary Beattie, James Gloster (1837-1916), Catharine Gloster (1878-1972), wife of Johan Willem Colenbrander (1855-1918)

Back from left to right: Esther Ann Gloster (1888-1980), Thomas Gloster (1883), Arthur Gloster (1867-1922), James Gloster (1869-1946), Frances Ann (1864-1950) wife of James Gloster, Cornelius Gloster (1872-1907), Mary Jane Gloster (1875-1975)



Gerrit Jan Kolenbrander and Trientje Schutten
(1856-1917) - (1857-1923)

Back row from left to right: Gerrit (1885-1976), Hendrik Jan (1891-1970), Gerrit Jan (1897-1968), Geesje (1889-1946), Janna (1893-1982) and Jantje (1882-1971). Front row from left to right: Hendrik (1881-1971), Gerrit Jan (1856-1917), Trientje Schutten (1857-1923) and Willem (1884-1983).



Gerrit Jan Kolenbrander and Trientje Schutten
(1856-1917) - (1857-1923)

Their sons from left to right: Hendrik Kolenbrander (1881-1971), Willem Kolenbrander (1884-1971), Gerrit Kolenbrander (1885-1976), Hendrik Jan (1891-1970) and Gerrit Jan Kolenbrander (1897-1968).



Derk Jan Koolenbrander and Elisabeth Kolenbrander
(1858-1940) - (1865-1918)



Jan Colenbrander
(1858-1916)

Together with his wife Grada Hendrika Colenbrander (1862-1944) and two of their children, Engelina Johanna (1890-1981) and Johan Hendrik (1893-1950).



Dirk Johannes Kolenbrander
(1859-1934)



Dirk Johannes Kolenbrander
(1859-1934)

Together with his wife Margaretha Hermanna Cator (1861-1916) with seven of their children.

The children from left to right  -  Burgje, Andries, Gerrit, Margaretha Hermanna, Dirk Johannes, Gerardina Hermanna  -  in front  -  Thomas.



Gustaaf Paul van Hecking Colenbrander
(1860-1933)



Hendrik Willem (Henry) Kolenbrander and Martha De Bruin
(1861-1943) - (1871-1942)

After the death of his parents he lived with relatives in Aalten; he emigrated to the USA on 21.07.1880. His brother Gerhardus Bernardus followed him in 1882.



Hendrik Willem (Henry) Kolenbrander and Martha De Bruin
(1861-1943) - (1871-1942)

He and his brother moved from Michigan to Pella IA for, as they said, to look for 'a good christian girl to marry'. They found them in the sisters De Bruin.



Hendrik Willem (Henry) Kolenbrander and Martha De Bruin
(1861-1943) - (1871-1942)

Together with their four children.



Gerhardus Bernardus Kolenbrander and Cornelia Magdalena Hollebrands
(1863-1945) - (1874-1958)

After the death of his parents he lived with relatives in Ede; he followed his brother Hendrik Willem (Henry) and emigrated to the USA on 08.02.1882. After the death of his first wife Wilhelmina De Bruin he married Cornelia Magdalena Hollebrands.



Gerhardus Bernardus Kolenbrander
(1863-1945)

Together with his family.

Standing -  Anna Angeline Kolenbrander (1909-2003), Elias Kolenbrander (1905-1992), ?, William Bernard Kolenbrander (1911-1983), ?,  Henry William Kolenbrander (1907-2001), James John Kolenbrander (1912-1993),  -  front  -  Berdina Magdalena Kolenbrander (1914-2003), Cornelia Magdalena Hollebrands (1874-1958), Gerhardus Bernardus Kolenbrander (1863-1945), Janet Sarah Kolenbrander (1909-2002)



Cornelia Magdalena Hollebrands
(1874-1958)

With Grace Opal Quick (1918-1989) and Berdina Magdalena Kolenbrander (1914-2003).



Johanna Anna Jacoba Colenbrander
(1864-1880)



Berendina Willemina Kolenbrander
(1864-1953)

After the death of her parents she was taken in by relatives in Varsseveld. From then until her marriage she had to do household chores and take care of the livestock. Because of this she hardly attended school and stayed illiterate. This was stated in bold letters on her identy card during World War II.

Her grandson Jan Willem Huitink (1931-2008) remembered that because of her illiteracy people thought of her as ignorant. After the death of her husband in 1911 she took over the farm and Jan Willem said 'how can you run a farm and be ignorant'.



Berendina Willemina Kolenbrander
(1864-1953)



Hermina Arriëtta Colenbrander
(1865-1943)

She is standing behind her daughter Willemina Arriëtta Geurkink (1902-1987) and her husband Hendrik Jan Willem Raat (1908-1955) on their wedding in 1933.



Henriëtte Engbertine Colenbrander
(1866-1941)

Baroness van Sytzama

Her father Frederik Christiaan Colenbrander (1835-1914) was one of the richest men in The Netherlands. Through her his vast fortune came into the Van Sytzama family. The family lived on the estate Reuvensweerd in Brummen (Gld).

Her son Baron Johannes Galenus Willem Hendrik van Sytzama (1900-1945) was mayor of Brummen. He was executed by a Dutch SS firing squad on 13.04.1945. His widow stipulated that Reuversweerd never again should be occupied or entered. The clock at the front of the house was fixed on the time the baron died.



Wilhelmus Johannes Koolenbrander and Catharina Wilhelmina Koster
(1866-1943) - (1882-1945)

On their 25th wedding anniversary.

Standing from left to right: Johannes Wilhelmus (1895-1971), Anna (1912-2004), Christina (1910-2004), Elisabeth Wilhelmina (1907-1989), Wilhelmina Johanna (1917-2007), Hendrikus Antonius (1897-?). The two sons are from Johannes Wilhelmus' first marriage to Johanna Christina Croesen (1867-1905).



Andries Kolenbrander and Antonia Lamfers
(1866-1939) - (1861-1950)



Mattheus Colenbrander
(1867-1939)



Maria Kolenbrander
(1868-1948)



Pieter Willem van Tuijl
(1866-1918)



Herman Theodoor Colenbrander
(1871-1945)



Herman Theodoor Colenbrander
(1871-1945)



Geertruida Suzanna Colenbrander and Gijsbertus Johannes ter Kuile
(1872-1959) - (1871-1954)



Jan Karel Kolenbrander and Harmina Sieveking
(1872-1937) - (1873-1958)



Grace Jane Essery
(1873-1960)



Adriana Cornelia Pieternella Colenbrander
(1875-1929)



Derk Willem Colenbrander
(1876-1964)



Berendina Antonetta Luimes
(1884-1969)



Johan Frederik Colenbrander
(1877-1964)



Johan Frederik Colenbrander and Jantina Catrina Boswijk
(1887-1964) - (1885-1964)

With their two youngest daughters Alida (1918-2003) and Dedje Cathrina Gezina (1922-1992).



Theresia Kolenbrander
(1878-1979)

Together with two of her siblings, Bernhardina Maria Kolenbrander (1888-1986) and Wilhelm Jakob Kolenbrander (1885-1973).



Albert Helenus Colenbrander
(1879-1963)



Antonie Herman Colenbrander and Rienje Cornelia Hoekstra
(1880-1937) - (1882-1969)



Rienje Cornelia Hoekstra
(1882-1969)



Hendrik Kolenbrander
(1881-1971)



Hendrik Kolenbrander and Grietje Klok
(1881-1971) - (1882-1956)

Their daughters from left to right: Hendrikje Kolenbrander (1911-1981), Geesje Kolenbrander (1911-1997), Trijntje Kolenbrander (1905-1981) and Anna Kolenbrander (1908-1992).



Andries Johannes Kolenbrander
(1881-1953)



Petrus Johannes Kolenbrander
(1881-1981)



Aagje de Graaf
(1883-1958)



Petrus Johannes Kolenbrander and Aagje de Graaf
(1881-1981) - (1883-1958)

On their 50th wedding anniversary.

From left to right
top row  -  Antje Poldervaart, Petronella van Wezel, Magdalena Mol, Johanna Schouten, Johannnes Nicolaas Kolenbrander, Klaas Rijpsma, Gerrit Visser
middle row  -  Petrus Johannes Kolenbrander, Jan Karel Kolenbrander, Dirk Kolenbrander, Petrus Johannes Kolenbrander, Aagje de Graaf, Jacoba Kolenbrander, Cornelia Kolenbrander
bottom row  -  Ida van der Touw, Leendert Kolenbrander, Johannes Verschoor, Aagje Kolenbrander, Cornelia vd Meeberg, Gerardus Kolenbrander.



Jantje Kolenbrander
(1882-1971)



Jantje Kolenbrander
(1882-1971)

From left to right Annigje Klaassen (1898-1987), Jantje Kolenbrander (1882-1971), Gerrit Kolenbrander (1885-1976), Geertje Berends (1889-1978), Hendrik Jan Kolenbrander (1891-1970) and Gerrit Jan Kolenbrander (1897-1968)



Gilles Nicolaas Kolenbrander and Maria Martha Elisabeth Gottman
(1884-1957) - (1885-1957)



Adriaan Leopold Brunner Colenbrander
(1884-1941)



Margaret Lilian Wood
(1891-1968)



Adriaan Leopold Brunner Colenbrander and Margaret Lilian Wood
(1884-1941) - (1891-1968)

On their wedding day 21.09.1910.



Derk Willem Colenbrander and Gerritjen Tuenter
(1885-1984) - (1905-1994)



Charlotte Henrietta Matthews
(1885-1977)



Gerrit Kolenbrander and Geertje Berends
(1885-1876) - (1889-1978)



Geertje Berends
(1889-1978)



Gerrit Kolenbrander and Geertje Berends
(1885-1976) - (1889-1978)

Their children from left to right: Tinus Kolenbrander (1929), Gerrit Jan Kolenbrander (1918-1992), Geert Kolenbrander (1924-2010) and Jantje Kolenbrander (1920-1991).



Wilhelm Jakob Kolenbrander and Maria Johanna Elisabeth Bosch
(1885-1973) - (1896-1934)



Marinus Hendricus Colenbrander
(1886-1969)



Johanna Jacoba van der Vegt
(1897-1975)



Gerrit Kolenbrander
(1886-1953)



Gustaaf Paul van Hecking Colenbrander
(1887-1945)



Burgje Kolenbrander
(1888-1962)

With her two sisters Margaretha Hermanna Kolenbrander (1890-1954) and Gerardina Hermanna Kolenbrander (1887-1973).



Bernhardina Maria Kolenbrander
(1888-1986)



Antonius Theodorus Colenbrander
(1889-1929)

He was a well-known horseman who took part of the Olympic Games in Paris 1924 and Amsterdam 1928. At the games in Paris he won a gold medal in the discipline Military Teams together with Gerard de Kruyff, Charles Pahud de Mortanges and Adolph v.d. Voort van Zijp. He died in 1929 as a result of a fall of his horse during a jumping event in Zelhem (Gld).



Antonius Theodorus Colenbrander
(1889-1929)



Johanna Berendina Colenbrander and Johan Herman Semmelink
(1890-1981) - (1884-1953)

With their children and on the right Berendina Johanna Westerveld (1853-1943).



Engelina Johanna Colenbrander
(1890-1981)

She's sitting on the right side.



Engelina Johanna Colenbrander and Carel Frederik Utzmann
(1890-1981) - (1884-1930)



Johanna Colenbrander
(1891-1969)



Gerrit Johan Heusinkveld
(1885-1962)



Henricus Kolenbrander
(1891-1921)



Catharina den Heijer
(1893-1988)



Janna Kolenbrander
(1893-1982)



Janna Kolenbrander and Hendrikus Hindriks
(1893-1982) - (1894-1959)



Johanna Maria Cornelia Gerardina Kolenbrander
(1894-1966)



Hermanus Cornelis Groen
(1893-1979)



Dirk Johannes Kolenbrander
(1895-1977)



Bernard Christiaan Koolenbrander and Hermina Aalderink
(1895-1936) - (1898-1961)

With their children Bertus, Cornelis Johannes and Gerard Albertus.



Johanna Lamberta Colenbrander
(1895-1989)

Together with her brother Petrus Jacobus Colenbrander (1902-1989).



Antonia Kolenbrander
(1898-2008)

She reached the age of 110!



Geesje Kolenbrander and Geert Leferink
(1898-1947) - (1888-1984)

Together with their children.

From left to right:
back row: Hermina (1930), Johanna (1923-1997), Dina (1921-2004), Gerrit Jan (1924), Herman (1926) and Gerrit Jan (1924)
front row: Geertruida (1934), Aaltje (1938), Albert (1936) and Geert (1933).



Grada Wesselina Colenbrander
(1898-1975)



Arend Gerrit Willink
(1900-1940)



Johanna Aleida Kolenbrander and Jacob A.B. Vos
(1898-1979) - (1887-1968)

On their wedding day 22.12.1927.



Derk Hendrik Koolenbrander and Catharina Jantina Bijmolt
(1899-1976) - (1901-1985)

With their children Elisabeth Kornelia and Egge Derk Jan.



Christina Francisca Colenbrander
(1900-1977)



Hendrik Koolenbrander and Margarete Johanna Mülder
(1900-?) - (1909-2002)

On the right her mother and sister.



Albert Kolenbrander
(1900-1980)



Harmina Bekman
(1903-1989)



Johan Christiaan Colenbrander
(1901-1991)

He's the one in the middle.



Johanna Engelina Koldewei
(1906-1995)

With her parents and on her lap her son Hendrik Willem Johan Colenbrander.



Joan Edmee Colenbrander
(1902-?)

She died in a car crash in South Africa in the early 1970's.



Hendrik Theodoor van Hecking Colenbrander
(1902-1973)



Hendrik Theodoor van Hecking Colenbrander and Melania Bierlee
(1902-1973) - (1909-1999)



Hendrik Theodoor van Hecking Colenbrander and Melania Bierlee
(1902-1973) - (1909-1999)

With their children Edward Charles, Evelyne Grace and Beatrix Irene.



Trijntje Kolenbrander and Trijntje Kolenbrander
(1905-1981) - (1921-2008)



Elias Kolenbrander
(1905-1992)



Gerrit Hendrik Colenbrander
(1906-1986)



Anna Kolenbrander
(1908-1992)



Dirk Willem Kolenbrander and Alida Groenendijk
(1908-1989) - (1910-1996)



Dirk John Kolenbrander and Nellie van Heukelom
(1908-1995) - (1907-1999)



Dirk Kolenbrander and Geertrui Magdalena Mol
(1909-1984) - (1909-1995)

With their children

From left to right:
top row  -  Dirk Gerard, Petrus Johannes, Jan Karel, Klaas Jan, Adriana
bottom row  -  Agaatha, Lenie.



Freda Pearl Terpstra
(1910-2006)



Jan Karel Kolenbrander and Neeltje van Wezel
(1911-1993) - (1913-1998)



Willam Bernard Kolenbrander and Helene Van Gorp
(1911-1983) - (1912-2001)



William Bernard Kolenbrander
(1911-1983)

?, ?, James John Kolenbrander (1912-1993), Grace Opal Quick (1918-1989), Helene van Gorp (1912-2001), Marilyn Joyce Kolenbrander (1939) and William Bernard Kolenbrander.



Jacqueline Lilian Colenbrander and Arthur St Clair Gibson
(1911-1991) - (1911)



Arnold Benjamin Colenbrander
(1912-2002)

He made an outstanding career in the Civil Service and rose to the rank of Chief Bantu Affairs Commissioner. He was closely involved to bring about the self governing state of KwaZulu. After the proclamation on April 1st, 1972 he was appointed Director for the Department of Justice in KwaZulu.
During World War II his career was interrupted. He enlisted and was posted to the Prince Alfred's Guard which was to become a tank regiment. As a Lieutenant and Troop Commander he took part in the battles in Italy.



James John Kolenbrander
(1912-1993)



Grace Opal Quick
(1918-1989)



Johan Cornelius Alphonse Lawrence Colenbrander and Enid Beatrice Diana Bone
(1912-1999) - (1916-2006)

In World War II he served in the Royal Air Force and ultimately made Wing Commander Senior Medical Officer. In 1951 he returned to South Africa after he learned of the shortages of radiologists in that country. He played a leading role in the expansion and development of Edendale, the large Zulu hospital near Pietermaritzburg, after its opening on January 1st, 1954.



Arend John Colenbrander and Egbert Arnold Johannes Colenbrander
(1912-1976) - (1917-1921)



Petrus Johannes Kolenbrander
(1913-1983)



Petrus Johannes Kolenbrander and Antje Poldervaart
(1913-1983) - (1912-1965)



Derk Willem Colenbrander
(1914-1988)



Antoine Jacobus Johannes Colenbrander
(1915-1990)



Magdalena Maria Pennings
(1920-2011)



Johannes Nicolaas Kolenbrander and Jannetje Schouten
(1916-1997) - (1917-1993)

On their wedding day 29.07.1942.



Maria Diderika Kolenbrander and Pieter Gerrit Jautze
(1916-1995) - (1910-1972)

On their wedding day 05.06.1940.



Margaret Evelyn Colenbrander and Eric Phfeilitzer Hunt
(1916-1999) - (1911-2007)

On their wedding day 01.06.1940.



Margaret Evelyn Colenbrander and Eric Phfeilitzer Hunt
(1916-1999) - (1911-2007)



Adrian Montague Colenbrander
(1917-1942)

He took part in the Battle of Alamein and while leading his squadron (2nd South African Fighter Squadron) was killed in action, shot down by flak. He crashed in the Gulf of Bomba, 4 miles East of Timini, flying a Curtis P-40D Kittyhawk MK I.



Adrian Montague Colenbrander
(1917-1942)

On the left Lt. Pieter Fritz and on the right Lt. Basil Guest. Only Basil Guest survied the war.



Gerrit Jan Colenbrander
(1918-2012)



Hendricus Johannes Colenbrander
(1919-2011)



Leendert Kolenbrander and Ida van der Touw
(1920-1980) - (1922-2007)

On their wedding day 28.05.1946.



Mildred Colenbrander
(1921-2017)



Bertus Koolenbrander and Marie Kranenbarg
(1921-1972) - (1922-2005)

With their children Angelina Bernarda and Marinus.



Adriana Johanna Colenbrander
(1922-2002)



John Colenbrander and Frances Penelope Mackay
(1922-1999) - (1925-2005)



John Colenbrander
(1922-1999)



Frances Penelope Mackay
(1925-2005)



Gerardus Johannes Kolenbrander and Cornelia van de Meeberg
(1922-2002) - (1929)

On their wedding day 23.04.1953.



Wilhelmus Stephanus Kolenbrander and Johanna Geertruida Maria Cornelissen
(1922-2000) - (1938-2019)

On their wedding day 07.02.1959.



Bernard Colenbrander and Elisabeth Jenneke Schouten
(1924-1991) - (1924-1995)

Standing in front of their bicycle shop.



Cornelis Johannes Koolenbrander and Houkje Kremer
(1924-1996) - (1928-2012)

On their wedding day 01.06.1949.



Henry Paul Colenbrander
(1924-2017)

He served in the US Navy during World War II. When he returned from duty he completed his college degree and became a teacher and coach at Northwestern College in Orange City IA. He later continued as football and basketball coach. In 12 years of coaching basketball his squads won more than 200 games and captured three state championships. His 11 years as football coach were highlighted by a 15-game winning streak from 1953 to 1954. In 1963, he moved his family to Holland MI to attend Western Seminary. During this time he officiated many games in local high schools. After his graduation he served as pastor of Maplewood Reformed Church for 12 years. Following his retirement from the ministry he continued until the age of 88 to preach and lead church services in many area churches. During this time he also built 36 houses in the Holland area.



Antonius Bernardus Hendrikus Kolenbrander and Helga Adèle Kersten
(1924-1983) - (1934-1970)

On their wedding day 16.04.1962.



Willem Kolenbrander
(1924-1990)



Wilhelmina Antonia Alberta Kolenbrander and Theodorus Martinus Beijer
(1925-2015) - (1930-2000)

On their wedding day 28.12.1960.



Vernon Franklin Colenbrander
(1925-2003)

He enlisted in the US Navy and served as a fire control man on the LSMR #189 in the Pacific Theater.
In 1954 he graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Dairy Science and was named the Washington State University Agricultural Student of the Year. In August of 1957 he received his MA in Dairy Science from the University of Wisconsin. From 1957 to 1960 Vern was the Whatcom County Dairy Extension Agent. He earned his PhD in Animal Nutrition from Kansas State University in 1965 and then accepted a Professorship in Dairy Nutrition at Purdue University. In 1990 he retired from Purdue.



Elisabeth Kornelia Koolenbranderand Herbert Aalderink
(1926-2017) - (1921-2017)

On their wedding day 07.12.1973.



Gerard Albertus Koolenbrander and Stoffelina Huberdina Overbeeke
(1927-1998) - (1927-2013)

Together with their children Bernard Christiaan and Marina.



Emilie Rienks
(1928-2018)



Theodora Wilhelmina Kolenbrander and Antonius Theodorus Berendsen
(1929) - (1924-2002)

On their wedding day 23.01.1952.



Eleanor Beatrice Colenbrander
(1930-2013)



Clasina Kolenbrander and Arie van 
(1931-2005) - (1922-2004)

On their wedding day 18.09.1957.



Jeanne Maria Veth
(1931-1992)



Joachim Bernardus Kolenbrander and Johanna Hermina Bernhardina Bergevoet
(1933-1995) - (1937-2011)

On their wedding day 15.09.1958.



Alida Woudrina Kolenbrander
(1935-2017)



Harry Carl Kolenbrander
(1938-2017)



Paul Edwin Kolenbrander
(1942-2017)

Paul's career as a microbiologist at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in Bethesda, Maryland, led to interaction with researchers from all over the world as he mentored postdocs in his lab (from the United States, Israel, India, Sri Lanka, France, Germany, China, and the United Kingdom) and presented papers at international conferences. His innovative research examined communities of bacteria in the mouth and discovered how they interacted. For example, which species attached to teeth first after visiting the dentist, which followed, and what did the bacteria produce and exchange to encourage this progression.
Paul moved to Maury Island in the Fall of 2009 and was known for his joyous greeting of "Good Morning." Gardening was his passion in retirement, as well as reading, hiking and backpacking, photography, travelling, playing games and cards, and just hanging out with family and friends.



Lawrence Gene Kolenbrander
(1943-2011)

He earned his master's and doctoral degrees at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO in 1975 and 1981, respectively. He worked as an independent planning consultant in Loveland CO, before joining the Western Carolina University faculty in 1985 as coordinator of the university's new program in natural resources management.
During his 20 years of leadership, the natural resources management program grew from one to four faculty members and more than 300 students graduated. He also served as head of the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources for more than 10 years, and under his leadership the department grew in faculty, resources, majors and quality.
Known as "Doc" to his students he retired as emeritus professor.



Adriaan Gerhard Louis Kolenbrander
(1946-2017)



Ronald William Kolenbrander
(1948-2019)

Ron earned a BA in history and social sciences from Southwest Minnesota State University, an MA in history from Emporia State University and an MA in political science and a PhD in adult education at Kansas State University. He spent his life as an educator.

He taught US history and government at Manhattan High School in Manhattan KS from 1973 to 1989. In 1989 he took a faculty position teaching future social science teachers at Radford University in Radford VA. He retired in 2012 with the rank of emeritus professor.



Dina Johanna Colenbrander
(1952-2017)