GravestoneThis is a photo of the gravestone of Marritgen Ansemdr., wife of Jan Aertsz. Van Spronsen, who died April 17, 1597.
Her gravestone reads:
“ Hier leit begraven Martgen Anssems dochter die huisvrou van Jan Aersz., starf den 17 April ano 1597.”
“Here lies buried Martgen Anssems daughter, the wife of Jan Aersz., who died 17 April in the year 1597.”
Her gravestone is bricked into the wall of the Westlands District Museum
in Naaldwijk, Zuid Holland, Netherlands.
“Remember the days of old, think of
the generations of long ago, ask your father to
recount it and your elders to tell the tale.” Moses in Deuteronomy 32:7
“To forget one’s ancestors is to be
a brook without a source,
a tree without a root.” Chinese proverb