Theo D. F. Somsen
Hindenhoek 11
8172 AC Vaassen
The Netherlands
Ph.+31 578 572867

SOMSEN - GENEALOGY


"ALL OVER THE WORLD"


E-Mail: Somsen.Dj@net.HCC.nl

Derk J. Somsen
Monteverdilaan 175
8031 DL Zwolle
The Netherlands
Ph.+31 38 4542360


 

FAMILY MAILING nr. 5
JUNE 1997



Dear member of the Somsen family,

PUBLICATION SOMSEN-FAMILY-BOOK JUNE 1997
At this moment our job is nearly finished,for our publisher is printing and binding the book. Theo, Derk and the translators Johan and Marianne are very satisfied (and also a little bit proud) about the way it looks. We expect to post it at the end of June so you will receive it shortly afterwards. So look forward to this unique book which will be titled SOMSEN Omnes Generationes The Latin sub-title will be explained in the book, but perhaps you can imagine what the meaning is by now. If you are as much enchanted by this family-book as we are, you can order one or more copies for your relatives and friends. At this moment about 100 copies are still for sale. To order more family-books, please make your check (or money order) payable in US-dollars to Somsen Genealogy and send it to:

Mrs.Marieke Edwards
920 East Bay Dr. NE #3D301
Olympia, WA. 98506
U.S.A.

-price : $ 75,= each (post free
-pages : > 300
-illustrations : 150
-language : both English and Dutch
-cover : hard cover (lasting for centuries)
-quality : first class

VIDEO 'Somsen Panorama'
VIDEO 'Somsen Panorama'
If you ordered a copy at $ 27,= we will send it to you after the Great Somsen-Reunion.
If you ordered a copy at $ 20,= you can collect the video at the Great Somsen-Reunion.
Less than 30 copies are still available!

And if you want to order more videos, please make your check (or money order) payable in US-dollars to Somsen Genealogy and send it to Mrs.Marieke Edwards (see above).

THE SOMSEN-REUNION
More than 400 relatives are going to attend the Great Somsen-Reunion, and among them almost 70 US-relatives. If you want to join them there is still a chance: please send your registration form to:
Somsen-Reunion 1997
Mrs. Desiree Somsen-Appeldoorn
Maanstraat 19
7553 DT Hengelo
The Netherlands

But: address your check (or money order) to Mrs. Marieke Edwards (see above).
Price: $ 31,= each (Participation A)
Price: $ 47,= each (Participation B).

SOMSEN-REUNION
Contributions for the Great Somsen-Reunion are still welcome. If you like to contribute in any way (music, family photobooks, story-telling a.s.o.), please let this know to our Somsen-Help Desk (see below)

SOMSEN-HOME HOSPITALITY
If you want to enjoy the hospitality of a Dutch Somsen-family, please, let us know so we can match your wishes with the offers of our Dutch relatives.

THE SOMSEN-FAMILY ON INTERNET
All our newsletters + a lot of other very interesting family-information can be seen on the Internet-Somsen Home Pages of our specialist John Howard Somsen. Somsen Home Pages: http://www.ness-inc.com/somsen/

THE SOMSEN-HELP DESK
For remaining questions you can call our Somsen-Help Desk: +31 578 572867. Theo Somsen is stand-by to answer your questions.

NEXT NEWSLETTER
This was our last Newsletter before the Somsen-Reunion. We don't know if their will be another Newsletter but who knows!

Warmest regards and very eager to meet you at the Great Somsen-Reunion on August 9 and 10,

Theo and Derk Somsen

 

SOMSEN REUNION WORLD WIDE 1997

 

Secr. Maanstraat 19
7553 DT Hengelo
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 74 2506610

Dear member of the Somsen family,

A little bit later than planned you receive this final Newsletter with the latest information about the days of the Reunion. We are looking forward to meet you on August 9 and 10 ! If there are remaining questions, please call Theo Somsen, phone: + 31 578 572867.

Where do the 411 reunionists come from?

Country

Number

Badge Color

Country

Number

Badge Color

Netherlands

322

orange

Belgium

002

yellow

USA

063

blue

Norway

002

yellow

Canada

007

green

Ireland

002

yellow

Germany

004

yellow

Italy

002

yellow

Portugal

002

yellow

Switzerland

002

yellow

Spain

002

yellow

England

001

yellow

SATURDAY AUGUST 9th, 1997
You're welcome from 9.30 a.m. at the inn Erve Kots in Lievelde (phone: + 31 544 371691). Please be present before 10.15 for the official programme starts at 10.45. Parking is no problem and for the route to Erve Kots see the end of this Newsletter. When you arrive you will receive an envelope containing: the programme-booklet, your badge, your restaurant-coupon and (if ordered) your Somsen Panorama-video. Please check the contents of your envelope.

Reunion-committee
You can recognize the members of the Reunion-committee by their white badge and red peasant's neck-handkerchief.

Badge
If you wear your badge very clearly it will make your contacts during the reunion easier. On your badge are mentioned: your call-name, your family-name and (if necessary) your maiden-name. Also your unique personal-number is printed on the badge. Under this number you are mentioned in our genealogy and in the family-book. The colour of the badges indicates the main countries of origin.

Restaurant-coupon
You are asked to hand in this coupon when you are going to use the buffet at 6.00 p.m.

Drinks
On your arrival the welcome-drinks like coffee, tea or soft-drinks are free. All the drinks later on are on own's own account.

Programme-booklet
In this booklet the programme and activities for August 9 and 10 are given. Also the Somsen-activities for the next week are mentioned.

Information-desk
At the information-desk you can book for the Somsen-activities in the next week. Also the remaining copies of the family-book Somsen Omnes Generationes and the family-video Somsen Panorama are for sale at the information-desk (and perhaps even in the hamlet of IJzerlo at camping ' t Hoftijzer).

Somsen-relationship by Personal Computer
During the Somsen-market in the afternoon there's an opportunity for you to print out your relation to each family-member you wish. Derk Somsen is willing to serve you with his family-database, PC and printer. Note:John Howard Somsen will also have his PC at the market to show the WWW Somsen home pages.

First Aid and Medical Care
On Saturday a doctor and some first aid-members will be present.

Camping 't Hoftijzer in IJzerlo
The Reunion-committee will be present at Camping 't Hoftijzer in the hamlet of IJzerlo (Aalten) from Thursday August 7th until Friday 15th. From these headquarters they control the activities as mentioned in the programme-booklet. You can reach them by their mobile phone: + 31 6 53 93 1834 (Dick Somsen) or by phone: + 31 543 466693 If you want to visit them: drive to IJzerlo, take notice of the signs and the flag Somsen-camping and enter the camping from the side of the 'Dinxperlosestraatweg'.

SUNDAY AUGUST 10th, 1997
The Memorial-meeting in the Dutch Reformed Church (St.Helena) at the market-place of Aalten starts at 2.00 p.m. Parking is no problem. After this meeting we are leaving for IJzerlo to plant a lime-tree at the Japikshuis. Aaltjen Somsen who was the first Somsen to emigrate to the USA in 1847, lived at this farmstead. Follow the signs and flags to the Japikshuis, Rengelinkweg 5. After this official closing-act of the reunion we will drink some coffee, tea and soft-drinks at the nearby camping 't Hoftijzer.

WEEK-PROGRAMME MONDAY 11th until FRIDAY 15th

Day

Date

Events

Monday

11

Take some rest or join us this day and evening at camping 't Hoftijzer.

Tuesday

12

Somp-journey through the Swamps of the Vragenderveen; afterwards: traditional meal of pancakes.

Wednesday

13

Visit to Xanten and its war- and archeological museum (Germany)

Thursday

14

Visiting Aalten; afterwards dinner at restaurant Stegers on the market-place.

Friday

15

Cycling-tour from Aalten to Dinxperlo with a visit to the Watercastle of Anholt (Germany) with its wonderful art collection, including a Rembrandt. Every night you're welcome for a chat and a drink at Camping 't Hoftijzer.

Emergency-calls
In case of emergency during the reunion you or your relatives can call for:
Dick Somsen + 31 6 53 93 1834
Theo Somsen + 31 6 54 90 8517

Sticker Somsen Reunion - World Wide - Holland - August 1997
This sticker is only enclosed for the participants of the reunion.

Route to Erve Kots in Lievelde
Coming from the N18 (Enschede/Doetinchem):
- go through Lievelde
- pass the railway and
- go to the left after 1 kilometer./

Welcome, most welcome !
We are very eager to meet you and
are looking forward to this Great Event !
Welcome, most welcome to your roots !