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Apolonius Cornelis WESTERBEEK/WESTERBEKE b. Denekamp 1894

Apolonius Cornelis WESTERBEEK/WESTERBEKE b. Denekamp 1894

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 12:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: westerbeek, brown
I have a trove of photographs and documents from my great-uncle Apolonius Cornelis "Bill" WESTERBEEK, a farmer in Yuma, Arizona. He was born in Denekamp, Overijseel, Netherlands in 1894 and died in Yuma in the early 1980's. He was the husband of my grandfather's sister Miriam Theodora "Teddy" BROWN, and served as an intelligence officer and translator in the U.S. Navy during WW2.

Some of the photographs look like they would be parents, uncles, cousins, etc., taken a hundred years ago or more, so I suppose there may be some genealogical value to family members who still live in the Netherlands.

Bill and Teddy never had any children. As the family historian I inherited all this stuff, but it really has no bearing on my own family, and so I would like to get it to one of his family members who might appreciate having it. Reply to this message.

Chris May
Scottsdale, Arizona

Re: Apolonius Cornelis WESTERBEEK/WESTERBEKE b. Denekamp 1894

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 7:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear mr May,
Apolonius Cornelis Westerbeek is also my great uncle. He was a brother of my grandmother. My mother has told me several times about her uncle Appo, as she called him. The first time she saw him was when he visited, in WO II after uncle Appo had liberated Holland with the US army, his home town Denekamp were my mother grew up. Because uncle Appo wore a uniform this was impressive. For many years i am searching for a fotograph of my great grand father, the father of uncle Appo who was an police agent, a kind of sherrif in Denekamp. Please let my know or such a foto is among the foto's you have.
I hope to hear something from you
Ale Holsbrink in Enschede, a town about 15 miles from the village Denekamp

Re: Apolonius Cornelis WESTERBEEK/WESTERBEKE b. Denekamp 1894

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 2:32AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: WESTERBEEK
Here are some photos that may interest you. Unfortunately they are not labeled.
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Re: Apolonius Cornelis WESTERBEEK/WESTERBEKE b. Denekamp 1894

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 2:34AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: WESTERBEEK
This includes the back side of the picture of two women in the first image.
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Re: Apolonius Cornelis WESTERBEEK/WESTERBEKE b. Denekamp 1894

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 2:34AM GMT
Classification: Biography
And more...
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Re: Apolonius Cornelis WESTERBEEK/WESTERBEKE b. Denekamp 1894

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 2:35AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: WESTERBEEK
Back side of two of the prior photos.
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Re: Apolonius Cornelis WESTERBEEK/WESTERBEKE b. Denekamp 1894

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 6:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
thank you very much.
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