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Jeanne Aantje VENEMA

Female Abt 1925 - 1986  (~ 61 years)

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  • Name Jeanne Aantje VENEMA 
    Born Abt 1925 
    Gender Female 
    _UID 2C8E766646EB49AE8B80AF06F45D8C8EE9AA 
    Died 1 Dec 1986  Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • There's a very interesting and sad story at

      It was written by Fred Val and tells of his courting in Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia) of Jeanne Venema, said to be the daughter of a captain on a large ocean steamer, and his capture and imprisonment by the Japanese in 1942.
      Fred later discovered that Jeanne, her mother and sister left Batavia after the liberation. A rumour is said to have reached Jeanne that Fred had died, which shocked her intensely.
      Sortly after the war, Fred himself, while still in Indonesia, met and married his wife, also a camp survivor. They had four children and emigrated to Canada in 1957.
      Much later, Fred's brother Joop discovered that Jeanne was in very bad health and living in The Hague with her mother. Joop also found out that "Jeanne seemed to have married a sailor, as the story goes, in England. They subsequently moved to New Zealand where she had two daughters, and soon after that her husband abandoned her."
      The story reports that Jeanne died on December 1 1986 of emphysema at age 61, presumably in Holland.

      A note at the end of Fred's story reads:
      "Fred Val, M.Sc., P.Eng., Capt. Signal Corps KNIL (ret.) was a part of Kumpulan Djempol * for a rather short period, but he was a very active and interested member. He also brought his wife Willy to some of our meetings and she especially enjoyed the one after the August ceremony in 2001. Willy passed away early in 2002, and Fred three months later."

      *an organisation for Dutch-Canadian survivors of Japanes prison camps.
    Person ID I34  Canterbury (2), Kent
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2016 

    Family Dick Minter,   b. 28 Mar 1922, Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 1946  Bombay, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
     1. Gillian Minter
     2. Janet Minter
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] British India Office Ecclesiastical Returns at