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On July 5, 2017 Mrs Marjorie Beijen Blackwood from Christchurch (New Zealand) passed away. She was 81 years old.
Marjorie Elizabeth Blackwood was born in 1936 in Christchurch. In 1962 she married Jan Beijen (Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, 14.53). Jan was born in The Hague en was emigrated to New Zealand around 1960. They had five children.
Jan worked as a pilot. In 1969 he was killed by a helicopter accident. The youngest child was then 6 years old, the youngest 4 months. Marjorie raised the children alone and remained involved with her children and grandchildren until a high age.
Click here for a death notice.


A message received later: on March 5, 2017 Annebel Kim Anh Beijen was born at home in Bilthoven.
Annebel is the second daughter of Marc Beijen (Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Gerrit subbranch, 17.32) and Thuy To. Their elder daughter is named Chloe.

On the overview of the members of the Jan Thomas branch Annebel has got the number 18.6.


On June 14, 2017 Cor Beijen from Serrano (province of Lecce, Italia) passed away due to lung cancer. He was 70 years old.
Cornelis Pieter Beijen (Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, 16.17) was born in 1947 in The Hague. He was a son van Amel F. Beijen and Anna F. Sijl. In 1966, during a holiday at Lake Garda, he met the Italian Giuseppa (Pina) Gentile. They married in Milan in 1969 and lived in The Hague. They had one son.
For many years Cor Beijen worked at the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs. After his early retirement, Cor and Pina moved in 2006 to Italy, in "the heel of the boot".


On June 3, 2017 Hart Beijen and Cameron Goad had their wedding ceremony in the Antioch Baptist Church in Conway (Arkansas).
Hart LaShaye Beijen (Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, 17.58) was born in 1996 in Little Rock (Arkansas) and grew up in the neighbouring city of Morrilton. She is a daughter of Brian James Beijen and Patti Eugenia Hart. Her great-grandfather, Jan C. Beijen (John C. Beyen), was born in 1917 in Bodegraven (Netherlands). In 1956 he and his family emigrated to the USA.
Cameron Mason Goad grew up in Greenbrier (Arkansas).


On June 1, 2017 Jolie Maria Beijen was born in the Flevo Hospital in Almere.
Jolie is the daughter of Eline van Rijnsoever and Martijn Beijen. Martijn has got two sons before: Dex and Boaz.

In the overview of the Johan Franco branch of the IJsselstein family Jolie is included at the number 17.4.


On March 24, 2017 Mrs Anna Maria (Ans) Scholten Beijen Roghair passed away in Sant Antoni de Calonge, Spain. She was 98 years old.
In 1919 she was born in Amsterdam as Anna Maria Roghair. In 1922 her father Frits Roghair was given permission to change the family name into Beijen Roghair in honour to his biological father Frits Beijen.
In 1948 Ans Beijen Roghair married Daan Scholten, who was born in 1904. They had no children. Ans worked in an embassy and for a publishing company. Around 1972 she and her husband moved to Spain. Daan Scholten passed away in 1998.
On the overview of the Johan Franco branch Ans can be found at the number 13.18.


On October 17, 2016 Sebas Beijen was born. Sebas is a son of Jessica Beijen de Goeij and Johan Beijen. At his birth, at home in Vianen, his weight was 3620 grams and his length 50 cms. His parents and his elder brother Benjamin are very proud.

On the overview of the members of the Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family Sebas can be seen at the number 18.12.


On October 13, 2016 Gioia Beijen was born in the Flevo Hospital in Almere after an exciting delivery.

Gioia is the daughter of Jolijn Beijen from the Johan Franco branch of the IJsselstein family (16.4).
On the overview of the members of the Johan Franco branch Gioia can be found at the number 17.1.


On September 27, 2016 Mr Ferry Beijen passed away. He was 87 years old.
Ferry (officially Ferdinand Gijsbert) Beijen was born in 1929 in Nijmegen. He was a son of Matheus A.P.H. Beijen and Petronella E. Schetselaar, and he belonged to the Breyell family (number 7.2).
Ferry Beijen was the owner of an elektrotechnical company in Amsterdam. Since the 70's he had, after a previous marriage, a relationship with Willeke Casteren van Cattenburgh.
Around 1996, when Ferry had stopped his professional career, he and Willeke moved from Amsterdam to the southern part of the province of Limburg.


On September 19, 2016 Broer Beijen was born in the Diaconessenhuis Hospital in Utrecht.

Broer is the son of Francesco Marinho Domingus Beijen (Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Dirk subbranch, 17.28) and Wouke de Jong.
On the overview of the members of the Jan Thomas branch Broer has got the number 18.4.


On September 15, 2016 Leah Norah Beijen was born in the St. Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein. She is the daughter of Jeffrey Beijen and Maureen de Beer from Nieuwegein and the sister of Dane. Because Leah's birth was premature, she had to stay in the hospital for some time. On October 17 she was allowed to go home.

Leah belongs to the Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Gerrit subbranch, and has got the number 18.10.


Op July 24, 2016 our fourth grandchild and our first granddaughter Lea Bloem Beijen was born in the Leiden University Medical Center.

Lea is the first child of Frank Beijen and Vanda de Haan. Lea and her proud parents are very well.
On the overview of the members of the Jan Thomas branch Lea can be found at the number 17.56.


On July 10, 2016 my uncle Cornelis (Cees) Beijen from Veghel passed away in an hospice in Sint-Oedenrode, where he lived since eight days. He was 90 years old.
Cees Beijen (Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Gerrit subbranch, 14.95) was born in 1925 in Kamerik. In 1925 he married Neeltje (Nel) Senten.
For the greater part of their lives Cees and Nel lived in Veghel in the province of North Brabant. Cees worked there as an officer of the National Police.
Nel passed away in 2004.


On April 3, 2016 Chloe Minh Anh Beijen was born in a hospital in Utrecht.
Chloe is the daughter of Marc Beijen (Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Gerrit subbranch, 17.32) and Thuy To.
On the overview of the members of the Jan Thomas branch Chloe has got the number 18.5.
Marc, Thuy and Chloe are living in Bilthoven near Utrecht.


On February 22, 2016 Tinie Joanna Beyen passed away in Tiel in the province of Gelderland. She was 60 years old.
Tinie (Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Maarten subbranch, 15.48) was born in 1955 in Port Hope, Canada. Her parents and her sister lived there at that time. Later on the family returned to the Netherlands. In the Canadian birth certificate Tinie was given the name Beyen, although the name of her father was Beijen. She continued to write her name as Beyen, in contrary to her sisters who were born in the Netherlands.
Tinie was a pastor in the Dutch Reformed Church. In 2005 she married Mieke Bregman, who is a pastor as well.
Click here to see a copy of the death announcement.


On January 30, 2016 Willy Beijen passed away in his home in Hengelo. He was 92 years old.
Willem Johannes Beijen (Hengelo family, 6.9) was born in 1923. He was a son of Jan Willem Beijen and Grada Johanna Wolters. In 1953 he married Theresia Maria (Trees) Kerkhof. They had three children and were living in Hengelo for their whole life.
Willy Beijen worked as an electrotechnician at the companies Krans in Hengelo and Texas Instruments in Almelo.
His wife Trees passed away in 1992.
Click here for the death announcement and here for the In memoriam card.


On January 29, 2016 Roef Eri Jan Beijen was born in the Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital in Amsterdam. Roef is the son of Sanne Beijen. Roef's second given name Eri refers to Sanne's mother Erika Beijen Onnes, who passed away in 2013.
Roef and Sanne are very well.

On the overview of the Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family Roef can be found at the number 17.3.


On November 12, 2015 Frank Beijen and Vanda de Haan had their wedding ceremony in Groningen.
Frank (Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Gerrit subbranch, 16.84) is my youngest son.

The wedding party was in a relatively small family circle. There will be a greater party after Frank and Vanda have moved to their new home.

Click here and here for larger photos.


On November 7, 2015 Lucas Robertus Karlheinz Beijen was born in the hospital in Almelo.
Because Lucas was a preterm baby, he needed special care in the beginning, but on November 19 he could leave the intensive care unit.

Lucas is the son of Jos Beijen and Anja Beijen Drecksträter from Hengelo. He has two sisters: Fleur and Ellen.

Lucas belongs to the Hengelo family. On the overview of the members of that family he can be found at the number 9.15.


On September 1, 2015 Dane Calvin Beijen was born in a hospital in Woerden. He is the first child of Jeffrey Beijen and Maureen de Beer from Nieuwegein.

Dane belongs to the Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Gerrit subbranch, and has got in that branch the number 18.9.

Dane is very well.


On August 27, 2015 Joey Beyen and Karen Lewis from Hilversum had a great wedding party.
Joey belongs to the Gijsbert branch of the IJsselstein family, Dirk Jan subbranch, 16.14.
Karen and Joey have a two years old son: Ethan Kian Lewis.

People with a Facebook account can see photos of the party on the pages of Joey and Karen.


On August 4, 2015 Mrs Maria Magdalena (Lenie) de Roy van Zuydewijn née Beyen from Heerlen passed away. She was 85 years old.
Lenie Beyen belonged to the Johan Franco branch of the IJsselstein family, 13.5. She was born in 1930 in Tasikmalaya on Western Java as a daughter of Hendrik Rudolph Beijen (Junior) and Martha Serina.
In 1952 she married Anton Eduard (Eddy) de Roy van Zuydewijn in Tasikmalaya. The had three sons.
In 1958 the family moved to the Netherlands because of the disagreements between Indonesia and the Netherlands about New Guinea.
Lenie was a widow since 2010, when her husband Eddy passed away.
Click here to see a copy of the death announcement.


On July 24, 2015 Merel Beijen was born. She is the first child of Emma Beijen Varèl and Wouter Beijen from Zeewolde in the province of Flevoland.

Merel belongs to the Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Gerrit subbranch. On the overview of the members of that branch she can be found at the number 18.8.

Click here to see a photo of Merel's birth announcement.


A message received later: on June 29, 2015 Jens Willem Gerritjan Beijen was born in Amersfoort.

Jens is the son of Harold Beijen and Floor Beijen Koning and the brother of Isa Beijen.
He belongs to the Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Maarten subbranch. On the overview of that branch she has the number 17.30.


On May 8, 2015 Mrs Maria (Riet) Beijen Klaassen from Benthuizen in the province of South Holland passed away. She was 68 years old.
Riet Klaassen was born in 1947 in Harderwijk. In 1968 she married Arian (Aart) Beijen (Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Gerrit subbranch, 16.67). They had two daughters.
In the first years the family were living in Bilthoven, but afterwards they moved to Benthuizen.
Aart passed away in 2010.
The picture of Aart and Riet Beijen Klaassen was made in 2008.
Click here to see a copy of the death announcement.


On November 16, 2014 Mrs Anna Koppers Beijen from Dordrecht passed away at the beautiful age of 95 years.
Anna Beijen belonged to the Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Dirk subbranch, 15.5. She was born in 1919 in Heemstede as a daughter of Peter Beijen and Jelske van der Heide. In 1938 she married Jacques Albertus Koppers and in 1949, after their divorce, Wilhelmus Andries Koppers (no close relatives). In both marriages Anna gave birth to a daughter.
Willem Koppers passed away in 1982. When Anna died, she had besides her two daughters 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Click here to see a copy of the death announcement.


On September 19, 2014 Wander Beijen and Astrid den Boer from Groningen got married in the museum Nienoord in Leek near Groningen.

Wander belongs to the Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Maarten subbranch, 16.63.

Astrid is a staff member of the University of Groningen, Wander works at the municipality of Opsterland in the province of Friesland.


On September 4, 2014 Cornelis Maarten (Kees) Beijen from Heemstede passed away after a heart attack. He was 86 years old and belonged to the Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Maarten subbranch, 14.73. He was born in 1928 in Noordwijk as a son of Gerard Beijen and Maartje van Os. Kees worked as an urban planner for several municipalities.
In 1950 he married Co van der Luijt. They had three children. After their divorce he had a relationship with Gerda Boot, who passed away in 2006, and afterwards with Tiny van Winden Schep.
Click here to see a copy of the death announcement.


On August 5, 2014, five months after his wife, Mr Geert Hekman passed away in IJsselstein. He was 89 years old.
Geert Roelf Hekman was born in 1924 in Winschoten in the province of Groningen. In 1951 he married in Canada Johanna (Annie) Beijen from the Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Dirk subbranch, 15.8. They had two daughters. Around 1967 they returned to the Netherlands.
In March 2014 Annie Hekman Beijen passed away (see below on this page).
Click here to see a copy of the death announcement.


Hans Beijen passed away on July 19, 2014, in his home in Vianen. He was 60 years old and had been ill for a long time.
Hans (officially Johan Carel) Beijen was born in 1954 in Utrecht. He was one of the four sons of Jilles Beijen and Nel Tetenburg, and belonged to the Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Gerrit branch, 16.74.
In 1976 Hans married Carla Smit. They had two daughters and a son.


Mr Floris Jan Beijen (Senior) passed away on July 18 in Rotterdam. He was 87 years old.
Floor Beijen belonged to the Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Dirk subbranch, 15.31. He was born in 1926 in Rotterdam as the eldest son of Johan Arie Beijen and Geertje Verzijden.
In 1951 Floor married Arentje Meijer. They had two daughters and a son: Floris Jan Junior. In later years the marriage ended by divorce.

For many years Floor Beijen had a café in Rotterdam. It is still in use and has still his name: Café Floor Beijen.
Click here to see a copy of the death announcement.


On June 17, 2014 Mr Adrie Beijen passed away in Utrecht. He was 61 years old.
Adrie (officially Arie Pieter) Beijen belonged to the Gijsbert branch of the IJsselstein family, Arie subbranch, 14.10. He was born in 1953 in Utrecht as a son of Pieter Beijen and Catharina Elisabeth Scheidt.
In 1985 he married Petra Kragting. She was born in Utrecht as well. They had two children.
Adrie had been ill for quite a long time.
Click here for the newspaper announcement that was submitted by Adrie's employer.


On May 22, 2014 Mr Aart Beijen from Culemborg passed away in the hospital in Nieuwegein. He was 74 years old.
Aart Beijen (Gijsbert branch of the IJsselstein family, Arie subbranch, 14.3) was born in 1939 in Vianen as a son of Anne Beijen and Hendriëtta Versluis. In 1962 he married Elisabeth (Bets) Terwoert. They lived in Culemborg and had three children, the first of which died in infancy.
Aart was an electrotechnician, but music was his passion. For many years he was the conductor of several orchestras. On Youtube a short video is commemorating him.
Click here for the newspaper announcement by the family and here for the announcement by one of his orchestras.


On May 9, 2014 my daughter Barbara Beijen (Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Gerrit subbranch, 16.83) gave life to her son Pieter in the Rijnstate hospital in Arnhem. Barbara and her life partner Michiel are very happy.

The delivery was rather prosperous. Pieter is about 55 centimetres long, weighs a good 3.5 kilograms and enjoys the milk that he is given.
Because Pieter has got Michiel's family name, he is not mentioned in the overview of the members of the Jan Thomas branch.


On March 12, 2014 Mrs Johanna (Annie) Hekman Beijen passed away in IJsselstein. She was 89 years old.
Annie Beijen was born in 1924 in IJsselstein. She belonged to the Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Dirk subbranch, 15.8. In 1951 she married in Canada Geert Rolf Hekman. He was born in Winschoten in the province of Groningen. They had two daughters. Around 1967 they returned to the Netherlands. In the last years Annie's health declined. In 2010 she moved to a nursing home.
The picture shows Annie and her great-grandchildren.

Click here to see a copy of the death announcement.


On December 7, 2013 Mrs Helen Lakerveld-Beyen passed away in Gouda. She was 93 years old.
Helen belonged to the Gijsbert branch of the IJsselstein family, Dirk Jan subbranch, 14.28. She was born in 1920 in Leith near Edinburgh. Her father, Theodorus Beijen Junior, had moved to Scotland and married in 1910 the Scottish Margaret Lynch. In 1923 the family moved to the Netherlands.
In 1948 Helen married Franciscus Hermanus (Frans) Lakerveld, who was born in Gouda. Frans passed away in Gouda in 1997.

Click here to see a copy of the death announcement.


On November 16, 2013 Boaz Beijen was born in the Flevo Hospital in Almere. Boaz is the second child of Martijn Beijen and Loura Nienhuis and the brother of Dex, who had his first birthday three days before.
Boaz belongs to the Johan Franco branch of the IJsselstein family. On the overview of that branch he can be found at the number 17.2.


A message received later: on November 3, 2013 Isa Francisca Diet Beijen was born in Utrecht.

Isa is the daughter of Harold Beijen and Floor Beijen Koning. She belongs to the Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Maarten subbranch. On the overview of that branch she has the number 17.29.

The photo was made when Isa was about eight months old.


On September 20, 2013 Benjamin Beijen was born in a hospital in Nieuwegein. He is the first child of Johan Beijen and Jessica Beijen de Goeij from Vianen. Benjamin and his parents are very well.

Benjamin belongs to the Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Gerrit subbranch. On the overview of that branch he can be found at the number 18.11.


On September 6, 2013 Mrs Erika Beijen Onnes from Haren near Groningen passed away. She was 74 years old.
Erika Onnes was born in 1939 in Groningen. In 1970 she married Gerrit Jacob (Geo) Beijen (Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Dirk subbranch, 15.2). They had two children.
For many years Erika was a teacher of French. After her retirement she turned a hobby into a business by starting a wine import company.

Click here to see a copy of the death announcement.


On August 19, 2013 Mr Johan Wessels passed away in Vriezenveen in the province of Overijssel. He was 91 years old. Johan lived for all his life in Vriezenveen; the last fifty years in the same farmhouse.

In 1952 Johan Wessels married Leentje C.J. (Lenie) Beijen (Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family, Maarten subbranch, 14.62). She was born in Kamerik in the province of Utrecht. Johan en Lenie had four children.

Click here to see a copy of the death announcement.


On May 23, 2013 Paulyne Beyen and Cor Moesbergen got married in the town hall of Nijkerk in the province of Gelderland.

Paulyne belongs to the Gijsbert branch of the IJsselstein family, Dirk Jan subbranch (15.28). She was born in Hilversum and is living for many years in Nijkerk. Cor comes from Nijkerk.


On April 15, 2013 Mrs Anneke (Ans) Pouwels Beijen passed away in Hengelo. She was 75 years old.
Her official name was Johanna Maria Beijen. She was born in 1938 in Hengelo as a daughter of Herman Beijen and Marie Frieling. She belonged to the Hengelo family, 7.15.
In 1960 she married Jan Antonius (Anton) Pouwels, who was born in Almelo. They had four children. Anton Pouwels passed away in 1999.

Click here to see a copy of the death announcement.


News that arrived somewhat delayed: on July 5, 2012 Avery Alexis and Blair Mackenzie Beyen were born in Mountain Home (Arkansas). They are the daughters of David Alan Beyen and Heather Nicole Beyen Steffens. On the overview of the members of the Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family Avery and Blair have got the numbers 17.59 and 17.60.
On the photo Avery is sitting on the left and Blair on the right.
The great-grandfather of Avery and Blair, Jan Cornelis Beijen (14.99) (later John C. Beyen), and his family emigrated in 1956 from the Netherlands to the United States.


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