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Saturday, July 27, 2013

My Stavast side cousins…

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(You can click on the picture and it will enlarge in your browser.)

L-R back (number next to name is their parent – shown below)

Robert Johnston (2) , Ron Stavast (11), Tie Hoekstra (12), Wil Hoekstra (12), Denis de Jong (9), Myrna de Jong Maheax  (9) , Matthew Stavast (5), Shirley Stavast Tityk (5), Keith Johnston (2) – Middle : Wm. James A. Stavast (Jim) (8),  Deena de Jong (9),  Karen Stavast (10),  Helen Johnston Forster (2) ,  Lynda Hiemstra Gall (1),  Leonard Stavast (6) – Front:  Vivian Rever Nagy (3),  Betty-Lou Stavast Grey (6), Evelyn Stavast Stoutenberg (10),  Elsie Hiemstra Myszakowski (1)

No representatives of 2 of the siblings:     Johanna Helps (4)  had one son, Sydney Stavast, who is deceased.  Annie Stavast Clausen (7) had 3 sons – Alf Clausen is still living, Eddie and Henry (Hank) Clausen deceased.

Missing a few living first cousins that come to mind instantly for me:  Robert Stavast (10), Me (taking the picture), Ken (8), Barbara (8),  Ray de Jong (9), Dick de Jong (9)   – Someone said it was 2/3 of the living cousins.

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With some spouses and 2 of the last 3 living spouses of the 12 siblings in my Dad’s family.

Front – left – Doreen Jessie Walkden Stavast (Andrew -8 ) and Front – right –  Florence Larson (Henry – 10)

Uncle Eric (Eelke)  Hoekstra (Margaret Stavast – 12) came by one night and joined us at dinner. (photo)

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Left 6 – Denis De Jong hands w/ Leigh De Jong,  Wanda Babott Hoekstra, Tie Hoekstra, Ereck Sundmark (plaid), Vivian Rever Nagy.

Bold shirt – Jim Stavast, Blonde to his left is Valerie Reierson Hoekstra, Helen Stavast, Wil Hoekstra, Ron Stavast, Karen Stavast, Doug Ellis (plaid), Betty-Lou Gray (print w/ black slacks between 2 seated women)

Behind Florence Stavast – Helen Johnston Forster, Deena de Jong,  Andre Laliberte, Myrna de Jong Maheux, Lynda  Hiemstra Gall, Elsie Myszakowski (print dress) .

Back, Matthew Stavast, Vikki Stavast, Keith Johnston, Terry Gall (suspenders), Doug Stoutenburg (kneeling), Wally Tityk, Shirley Stavast  Tityk, Val Johnston (widow of Ray Johnston (2)), Ev Stavast-Stoutenburg, Vera Stavast (widow of Norman Stavast (6)), Leonard Stavast and wife Marion Stavast.  Dark haired behind Shirley is Robert Johnston.

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The grandparents  Came to Canada from the Netherlands  in 1907 (with Jan Andries Stavast) :

Jantinus Stavast  b. 9 July 1875 Appelscha, Friesland (Jan Andries Stavast and Janke Jurgens Krol)

 Aaltje de Jong b. 5 January 1882 Sint Nicolaasga, Friesland (Johannes Haijes de Jong and Antje Heins Cnossen)

Married 28 Nov 1902 Oostellingwerf, Friesland

Their Children and reference # for place in birth:

  1. Janke ( “Yanke”)  b. 27 May 1903 – Appelscha, Friesland
  2. Antje (“Angie”)  b. 6 Oct 1904 – Appelscha, Friesland
  3. Geertje (“Gertie”)  b. 29 May 1906 – Appelscha, Friesland
  4. Johanna b. 23 April 1908 – Swan River, Manitoba
  5. John Andrew b. 19 May 1910 – Swan River, Manitoba
  6. Jurjen Gordon b. 16 October 1911 – Swan River, Manitoba
  7. Anna (“Annie”) b. 2 Nov 1915 – Whitebeech, Saskatchewan
  8. Andrew b. 14 May 1917 – Whitebeech, Saskatchewan
  9. Cornelia Edna (“Kay”)  b. 29 July 1919 – Whitebeech, Saskatchewan
  10. Henry Thomas 30 May 1921 Whitebeech, Saskatechewan
  11. Harry William b. 31 October 1924 – Whitebeech, Saskatchewan
  12. Margaret Alice b. 3 May 1926 –  Durban, Manitoba

(note:  Great Grandfather – Jan Andries Stavast was widowed from Janke Jurgens Krol’s 1st cousin – Janke DOUWES Krol)

Here are 2 genealogies listed on the web which cover the family going back.  I have not confirmed all the data on these for our direct line, but will in July and August 2016.  (The key questionable point is the listing near the top of a 1709 death of someone later listed has having several children with a second wife.)

Krol side: 

Stavast side:

Here are 2 very extensive PDF files which are the contribution of Harm-Jan Stavast. We descend from 2 brothers (of 8 siblings) born around 1800; he from Albert Jans Stavast b. 17-Jan-1802, the Jantinus Stavast’s in Canada from Andries Jans Stavast b. 16-Sep-1798.

Various individuals updated info on a previous version and those are incorporated here.

If you have additions/corrections I can handle them for you with him.

  (current in 2014, added Jul 2016)

Harm-Jan Stavast’s compilation (2014)

An Index to the same compilation (2014)

posted by lstavast at 1:15 PM  
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