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Jochem Martens Ketellapper
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1898
Friesland, Netherlands
Death: Sep. 14, 1943
Sint Jacobiparochie
Het Bildt Municipality
Friesland, Netherlands

My Paternal Grandfather:

Jochem was born in Rottum, Schoterland, Friesland, the 5th of six children, and the youngest of four sons. He did hard labor, working as a migrant farm hand for most of his life. According to his eldest son, "my father helped recover a number of bodies from a downed Allied airplane, probably in 1941; they are all buried in the St. Jacob cemetery." [Much to my surprise, they are the others listed on this website - Click on the cemetery link below to view the other interments to see who these young men who lost their lives were.]

He had two sons, who he often wished a better life for, according to his eldest son. His life was cut short at age 45 due to cancer of the liver. He would've been proud if he'd known that his family emigrated to the USA, and that today he has 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandsons and 2 great, great-grandsons. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Marten Berends Ketellapper (1859 - 1925)
  Stijntje Reitzes de Vries Ketellapper (1861 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Antje Pieters Andringa Ketellapper (1896 - 1974)*
 
 Children:
  Peter Ketellapper Kessler (1932 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jantje Martens Ketellapper Tichelaar (1887 - 1980)*
  Reitze Martens Ketellapper (1890 - 1955)*
  Albert Martens Ketellapper (1895 - 1987)*
  Jochem Martens Ketellapper (1898 - 1943)
  Margje Martens Ketellapper Hogerhuis (1900 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Het Bildt (St. Jacobiparochie) General Cemetery
Sint Jacobiparochie
Het Bildt Municipality
Friesland, Netherlands
 
Created by: andringa
Record added: Dec 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102869024
Jochem Martens Ketellapper
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Jochem Martens Ketellapper
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Jochem Martens Ketellapper
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I did not know you or know of you until I came upon your site. Your family must be extremely proud of you for the tremendous sacrifice you made retrieving and interning the bodies of the RAF and Canadian fliers whose aircraft crashed during WW II. Their f...(Read more)
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