Somsen Family Reunion ~ Aalten, August, 1997

10-03 Japikshuis from which Aaltjen & Hendrik

Jan Somsen emigrated to America in 1847-51

10-06 Somsenhuis barn in IJzerlo on the farm

from which our family evolved

10-07 The new farmhouse at Somsenhuis

built in 1945 (note the sign)

11-04 Openluchtmuseum in Arnhem - an

example of the farmhouses of our ancestors

11-08 Ernst Jan & Ellen Somsen visit us in

Doetinchem just before their wedding day

12-01 Broekse Hoeve (Oud Reinders) in

Lintelo from which Jan Hendrik left in 1881

12-02 Somp expedition to the

Vragender swamp near Lichtenvoorde

12-03 We really are discovering where

we came from - not a casual stroll