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Family Roots – Van Herpt in Tilburg

This photo was always hanging on the wall at my mothers place.  She herself is on the photo together with most of her brothers and sisters and also her parents, so my grandparents.  My mothers name: Riet van Herpt, my fathers name: Herman Janssen. So I got my father’s name as it is usual.  The van Herpt family side on this photo (my mother) is now almost gone. Last week I went to the funeral of my uncle, Sjef van Herpt, and with his death at age of 89 (on May 1st he would become 90), only one uncle (and brother of my mother) is now still alive.

This is the proud photo of the van Herpt family. My grandfather was a builder, and het built his own house for the family. He grounded the firm in 1928, and it was active till 1968. The Tongerlose Hoefstraat has a lot of memories connected to my grandfather. Have no memories of him though since he died too jung. But he left a lot of traces which i treasure.

Here below another photo that hung on the wall at my mothers place: the brothers and sisters (one is not on the photo) in Tilburg.