Thursday, January 23, 2014

Jo and Rie Brus, among others.. :-)

The family complete. From left: Jans Brus-Hintzbergen, Rie Brus-Staal, Jo Brus, Stien Brus (my mother), Jansje Brus, Chris Brus and Marietje Brus

Manna and Jo Brus

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


life had it's moments..

the date is July 20, 1936
from left, my wife Jans, my daughter in law Rie, my son Jo, my daughters Stien, Jansje (who went missing after ww2) i (said the fool) and my youngest daughter Marietje...

for illustration friday

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

happiness and sorrow...

in 1916 Jans and i were happy we could announce the birth of a son, who was named after me: Christiaan Jacobus. this photo was made about a year later, July 1, 1917.

on July 17 1917, today exactly 90 years ago, Christiaan Jacobus died....

on the photo standing Jansje, sitting Jans, with in her lap Chrisje..

Saturday, June 02, 2007


before we went to the Dutch East Indies, we (my parents of course) had some photos made..
here i am, six years old, with my father, mother, baby sister Margaretha and younger brother Jacobus... could hardly stand still, i would have loved to take a closer look what that man, called "photographer" was doing...

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Baby Jansje

..for not much later, november 30 1913, my second daughter Jansje Paulina was born! :-)

Jansje and I got married

on July 3, 1913, we were rather in a hurry for less than 5 months later..........

and now...

..i want you all to meet Jansje!

long time no see

it's better i skip now some years and post the wedding portrait of my only sister, Margaretha Hendrika and her husband Johan Bernhard Dekker, May 2, 1908.

Sunday, February 19, 2006


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Orient Line

travelling is in my blood..
thinking of the land of Oz... :)

Thursday, February 16, 2006

60th happy birthday!

today my granddaughter victorie celebrates the day that she was born.. :-)

happy birthday, little girl!

Friday, January 27, 2006


a rather glamorous picture of my daughter Christine (on the left)

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Thursday, January 12, 2006

back to the Netherlands

in the early 1890's we moved back to the Netherlands. in 1894 my father died, age 40, far too young..
i fell in love with Jane Thomasson, we married in may 1903, and had two children, a girl, Hermanna (Manna) and a boy Gezinus Johannes (Jo)
Jane died in 1906 at the very young age of 23..

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


well, the beach at Scheveningen (the Hague) to be more precise, the sea is behind you but in front of my in laws and my daughter Jansje...
about 1915

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