Grandpa Groen lived in Rotterdam and worked there in the harbor. His family lived for ages in that area (Rotterdam, Hoogvliet, Pernis, Poortugaal, etc.). On the next pages you will find:

First of all the ancestors of Jacob Groen (born Katendrecht April 13, 1864). I'm looking for information on the following persons and their parents:

Other additions will of course also be appreciated. 

Next the descendants of Aryen Bastiaensz, born about 1490, the earliest Groen-ancestor known to me. 
If you are a descendant of Jan AriŽnsz Groen (1732-1787, married Lysbeth Rosewaert), would you please send me a message?. I would like this part of the data to become as complete as possible. Maybe we'll be able to trace some old family pictures from the 19th or early 20th century, that also are of interest to others who have the same roots. Therefore I urgently ask you to contact me if you belong to this family, even if you don't have any old pictures at all!

The descendants of Pieter Sparreboom & Geertruij Mooij (or Moog?): they are the ancestors of Geertruij Sparreboom, born August 12, 1868, at Charlois, who was the first wife of my grandpa Groen. I'm trying to contact descandants of her relatives, because I'm still hoping to be able to trace a photo of her; so if you are related, please contact me!

Another family Groen originating from Hoogvliet descends from Jan Willemsz Groen. We don't know of any connection with the descendants of Aryen Bastiaensz, but we think both families must be related somehow. Who has mor data on this branch?

The link Photo's brings you to the pages with pictures of members of the old (most 19th century) generations. For some of the pictures we need help to identify the persons. Please have a look before you leave this website! If you recognize somebody, don't hesitate to contact us. Also, we would be delighted to hear from you if you have some other pictures that could be of interest to us!

Please have a look at the old photo album, that belonged to my grandparents Groen-Bezemer. Unfortunately they did not mention the name of any of the persons shown. Until now we were able to identify the persons on 6 photo's. Alle the others are still unknown. It is even not sure whether those people are related or not; hope they are! Maybe one day someone will recognize a picture, because he/she has another copy of it. Or maybe someone will show up who has a picture of the same person. Wouldn't that be nice?! It is like looking for a needle in a haystack, but who knows!

Private is exclusively fort descendants of Pieter Groen (*1830) & Annigje Zevenbergen (*1828). If this couple belongs to your ancestors, please continue and apply for a password to get access to this part of our website.

Finally, More 'Groen' gives some information on other non related families with the same name 'Groen'

Last update January 21, 2017