Burg Blankenstein

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Simon Blankenstein January 25, 2008, 12:29 AM
Hi, great photo's! My name is Simon - and yes I am a Blankenstein living in Australia. My father (originally from Rotterdam) and younger brother visited the castle many years ago and I have been meaning to visit for some time - possibly in the next few years.
All the best
Glenda Bonthuys/Warneke/Blankenstein April 16, 2008, 07:12 PM
My mother was born in Amsterdam with the family name Blankenstein. I am putting togther a family tree for my brother David and I am trying to find all sorts of intersting facts to do with our family tree. This being one of them
Regards Glenda.
Gerrit Blankestein May 17, 2008, 02:58 PM
If you any help with your family tree in Holland I might be able to help.
I've been to the castle Blankenstein 3 times above, and also visited the castle the ruins in Gladenbach and been to the villages Blankenstein Saale and Blankenstein Wilsdruff.

kind regards Gerrit Blankestein

angeline February 10, 2009, 10:30 PM
hello simon.
i hope that you are the son of jan blankenstein.
my name is angeline.
jan en jhon vissit us a long time ago.
please send me a email
Matt Murray January 18, 2010, 09:53 PM
I am trying to peice together a portion of family history. Here is goes if anyone can help.

married to

had son

married to

had son

married to

had daughter

My great grand mother

My grandfather said he found a book in either Castle Blankenstein or Castle Mildenstein that contains family history dating back to 1390. Any help from anyone would be so greatly appreciated!

Orianda Kurk March 05, 2010, 02:44 PM
Hello Simon,

Maybe a strange question but a long time ago my mother Toos (Cato) Maidenname Satter dated Jan Blankenstein who was living in Rotterdam (in the 1960). I don't know if that is you father but my mother told me about him. I'm her daughter.

Can you say if he is your father please?

with regards Orianda Kurk

orianda Kurk March 05, 2010, 03:02 PM
More info:
I called my mother and she told me that he and his mother lived West Varkenoordse weg nearby Soccerstadion Feyenoord. When they looked outside they saw a rail of a trainstation. My mother told me that he has a twinbrother.

With regards Orianda Kurk

Laura Helene van Bilderbeek March 12, 2010, 12:09 AM
My Great great great grandmother was Johanna Sophia Blankenstein, and she was born 1819 and married my Great great great grandfather Willem Cornelius van Heurs...I m trying to find out more about both the Blankensteins and the van Heurs...they were both born in Amsterdam and both died there, Johanna in 1890 and Willem in 1904....with Kind regards Laura
Matthijs.blankenstein July 16, 2014, 07:46 PM
Beste orianda kurk.ik heb jou vraag gelezen en wil toch even reageren ik ben een broer van jan Blankenstein ,ik heb jouw moeder Toos wel gekent in die tijd en dat jan een beetje verkering met jouw moeder.jan is later alleen naar australie geƫmigreerd en daar behuwd met janet crowe en kregen daar samen vijf kinderen drie jongens en twee meiden.hun huwelijk liep stuk ,hij is nog div. keren in Nederland te zijn geweest en weer terug gekeerd,en is daar 12 jaar geleden na een ernstig auto ongeluk aan een hart stilstand overleden ik hoop dat dit jouw wat verder kan helpen groeten Matthijs
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