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In NH church on Open Monumentendag material and presentation by webmaster about history Oud-Vossemeer from before 1256 !
and relation with Ro(o)sevelts, (webmaster is also related to Rosevelt) extended in 2009 and 2010 with new material.
Short 23 min excerpt from 1h10 min dutch version, this with NO SOUND, and english subtitles
For the first time the dutch presentation came available on DVD
for the 600 year anniversary of the Amtlords. lasts approx 1 hour 10 minutes and is without sound.
and has dutch subtitles.
Princess Beatrix comes again to Zealand
Oud-Vossemeer - Princess Beatrix comes for the second time within a year to Zeeland.
Roosevelt Information Oud-Vossemeer is opened by the former monarch Princess Beatrix on April 20, 2016.
Mayor Ger van de Velde, together with Commissioner King Han Polman and Jack Asselbeigs, will welcome Princess Beatrix at half past one in the square in the Raadhuisstraat.
and also Anne Roosevelt, and Elliott Roosevelt and wife (grandchildren of President Franklin Roosevelt)
Children of the three primary schools will hand over a bouquet.
At the entrance of the Dutch Reformed Church are alderman Frank Hommel, chairman Hans van Gorsel Foundation Roosevelt Oud-Vossemeer and chairman P.M. Heyse of the amtlords of Old & New Vossemeer and Vrijberghe will presented to the princess.
The church is now filled with invited guests, including representatives of Vossemeerse associations, and a group of 23 Americans who have been in Zeeland for the presentation of the Four Freedoms Awards on April 21.
In the church, the mayor speaks a word of welcome and also Mr. Heyse will speech.
In the vestry of the church the princess will meet seven people involved in the creation of the information center: the working group members Jos Hommel, Emiel van Dongen and Fred van den Kieboom,
the board members of the foundation Rianne Verhees, Cees Timmermans, and Hetty Roggeband and Councillor Frank Hommel as administrative initiator.
In the meantime, the guests go to the square, where the school children are placed.
With members of the Roosevelt family Princess Beatrix walks along the artwork Four Freedoms and the bench of the Liberation Route to the Amtlord House.
There a ribbon is cut, and Hans van Gorsel and Kees de Koning (chairman and secretary of the foundation) give a brief tour of the exhibition
After a short performance by the musicians of HAA on the square and the schoolchildren the princess leaves.
Then, the guests will have the opportunity to view the exhibition in the information center. (EendrachtBode)
The history of Oud-Vossemeer (maening Old Fox Lake) dates from the end of the 14th century. It has been suggested by Ermerins, a historian in 1784, that this name seems to have been derived from a local stream, the so-called "Vosvliet" (Fox Stream). Frequent use turned it subsequently into Vosmar, Vosmair and Vossemeer. In 1377, William, Count of Holland and Zeeland authorized several persons to embank a number of polders in the vicinity of the island of Tholen.. but already in 1248 the area was mentioned as Vriesendijck.
The one polder in wich the village is situated was diked before or in 1415. The inhabitants were hit hard when the "Saint-Elizabethflood" inundated Oud-Vossemeer in 1421. The last inundation was on 12th March 1906.
The church of Gothic style, which is of some historical value, was consacrated to John the Baptist and probably dates from the 15th century. It was built in the middle of the village and it was enlarged early in the l6th century. Nowadays it is a Dutch Reformed church.
As a consequence of military action during the war between Spain and Holland, the population of the village was at the receiving end: houses were burnt down, people were chased and the church was damaged. It was rebuilt afterwards.
Many noticeable things which can be found in it along with its peaceful atmosphere justify a visit to it.
An impressive chandelier, which is entirly made of brass, is a gift from Johannes van Roosevelt.
In July 1950, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, widow of the President of the United States of America, Franklin D. Roosevelt, visited Oud-Vossemeer as it is supposed that the ancestors of the President originated from this village. The first Roosevelt in America, Claes Martens sun of Roosevelt,arrvived in the New Netherlands (now New York) around 1649. It is supposed that all Roosevelts in the U.S.A. are his descendants. Many of them have attempted to trace their ancestry in Holland but unfortunately the archives which might contain relevant information are missing and so is the proof.
The name Roosevelt may have originated from the Rozevelt which is the name of a piece of land on the island of Tholen.
BTW, my own familytree, the nobles Boogaart/Bogaerde dating back to 800/1100 has 4 Rosevelts in it!
So hope to find that proof during my effort to put all my own descendants online
There's also a brass chandelier of smaller dimensions which bears a history in itself. The guild of the Archers of Saint Sebastianus were specialists in archery and in consuming Olympic amounts of strong drinks. Their games, which they played on Sundays irritated , -the clerical authorities and as a final result their silver shields were sold and with this money a brass chandelier was bought. Inscribed on the cover of a precious silver font is the name "Dionisius Pieter Recxstoot" an important official of the region. * His wife was Johanna Ermina van Roosevelt. It can easily be noticed how influential the Van Roosevelt family has been.
Another peculiar ornament is a gracefully decorated lectern, made of brass which was given tot the church by Mr. Johan Isebree, a former mayor of Goes. His wife, Catharina Elizabeth van Roosevelt, who was born in 17 25 was a sister of Johanna Ermina van Roosevelt. From the Manor-house in Oud-Vossemeer, the church obtained several Bibles and these were later skillfully restored by several Norbertine sisters in Oosterhout.
The history of the Manor-house starts in 1767 when its construction began. It was disigned by Mr. Evert Philipse of Middelburg. Although the design was perfect, the final building that evolved was a bit less perfect, and it was decided tot regulary improve the house, e.g. floors were repaired and wet cellars were given a special treatment. There was also a torture chamber where persons vere given a special treatment.
This house was the residence of the local autorties. After a while the Manor-house fell into decay and the municipality deceded to demolish the building in 1948. When officials of the Directorate of Monuments got word of the planned demolition, they immediately suggested these plans be cancelled.
During the extensive restoration, which was terminated in 1956, the prison and the torture chamber were filled up and the instruments of torture were sent to Middelburg where they are now exhibited in the Museum of Zeeland.
Sportvissen en Rondvaarten op de Oosterschelde met de Zwerver 3 en de de Flipper, Tholen, 06-51 452 999, 0166-604180, Voor een gezellig dagje uit op het water en Bedrijfsuitstapjes
Het Wagenhuis. Hoogte 15-17-19, 4681 AB Nieuw Vossemeer Tel. 0167-502475 voor Uw barbecue partij,feest partij,huwelijksfeest, themafeest, bedrijfsfeest en gewoon lekker eten!
In 2010 the ambachtsheerlijkheid Oud- en Nieuw Vossemeer en Vrijberghe excists for already 600 years!
(rechts klik, doel opslaan als -right click, save target as..)
pictures, postcards and maps come online! (Due to many requests :-) )
Earnings of pictures of churches will be donated to them!
Conserving and restaurations cost a lot and mostly they are not supported by
A BIG MISTAKE in UN, not found in FOUR FREEDOMS , UN "security" Council has 5 permanent members with VETORIGHTS ! VETORIGHTS SHOULD BE REMOVED FOR ALL!
USA,Russia, China, UK and France don't bring the world to PEACE but to PIECES
All debates in UNSC are just hypocrism,
everyone knows either USA or Russia(invasion in Ukraine- migration weapon of Syrian refugees for Europe) or China will block any actions!
USA, Russia and China also don't recognize the International Crimininal Court.
The ICC has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes