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One generation further

I’ve said it a few times before, Farwerck’s brother Carl Wilhelm and his wife Johanna had three sons. One of them remains interesting, so I quickly looked at the three to see what would come up.

Otto Hans Farwerck was born on 15 March 1922. In the obituary of his father (1964), he seems to be listed as living with his mother. His brothers lived in Nîmes (France) and Hilversum, but the way the latter is presented, K.J. probably lived on another address. O.H. joined his father at the national socialist movement and he worked at the Hilversum local government in 1945. That is all I have so far. He passed away in 1998.

Willem Arnoud was born on 12 April 1925. He also seems to have gone by the name Wick. As we saw above, in 1964 he lived in Nîmes. Of W.A. I’ve found a little more information. As you can see above, his wife is called Ch. Joëssel and he seems to have four children (Johanna Danielle, Cyril Hans, Rémy Willem and Dorothée Colette, the daughters had five and four children respectively). Joëssel appears to be his second wife, since in 1955 W.A. married a baroness called Wera van Boeltzig van Strenglin. The marriage took place in Hilversum, but the couple immediately moved to France (Bazincourt).

Within 10 years the wife is called Joëssel, but the first marriage seems to explain how W.A. ended up in France. When his mother dies, W.A. lived in Bagnols s/Cèze.

Before his first marriage Willem made the papers a few times with horse-riding, something that seems to have run in the family.
W.A. passed away in 2014 and had four children all living in France.

The most interesting of the three is Kees Jan who was born on 29 September 1930, only 12 days after the passing of grandpa. He studied law. He married “mrs. Farwerck” in December 1958. What is noticeable, this seems to have taken place in Rotterdam

Not too long later Kees Jan lived in Hilversum. I suppose his appointment as one of the directors Veneta had something to do with this. This took place in December 1964, the year that his father died. He was appointed together with H.A.M. de Wit, who seems to be an heir of another family within the business. This strengthens the question in what capacity Farwerck remained active in Veneta after he was laid off in 1945. It can hardly be a coincidence that Kees Jan just happened to be appointed.
In any case, K.J.’s directorship didn’t last too long. Already in 1972 problems started to rise because of some economic miscalculations of the two directors, then there is the story of the prevented take-over and the bankruptcy of 1978.

That said, Kees Jan’s wife seems to have been active in Farwerck’s Thule publishing house and the Nehalennia periodical. It also seems that Farwerck spent the last year of his life living with the Farwerck-Hoolboom couple, so the contacts must have been as good as with his brother’s son and his wife.

This couple has four children one of them reaches the news every once in a while. Kees Jan himself did too in 1951. The photo below is from the newspaper Utrechts Dagblad (11 December 1951) and shows a group of starting students.

The text below this photo in the newspaper says:

Hedenmorgen is de Almanak-commissie van het Utrechtsch Studenten Corps uitgereden om de almanak aan de autoriteiten aan te bieden. hier ziet men de commissaris bij de burgemeester. Naast hem naar rechts, de leden, de heren H. Menalda van Schouwenburg, P.J.F.M. Kuijpers, K.J. Farwerck, J.C.B. Eykman, F.J. Hutter en J.G.L. Nolst Trénité. Als paranymphen fungeerden de heren: L.C. Spithost, G. Schenk, H.F. Smit en J. Schepel.

Or in English:

This morning the Almanac Committee of the Utrechtsch Studenten Corps went out to present the almanac to the authorities. Here one sees the commissioner with the mayor. Beside him to the right, the members, Messrs. H. Menalda van Schouwenburg, P.J.F.M. Kuijpers, K.J. Farwerck, J.C.B. Eykman, F.J. Hutter and J.G.L. Nolst Trénité. Serving as paranymphs were Messrs: L.C. Spithost, G. Schenk, H.F. Smit and J. Schepel.

I’m not sure, but I think this means that Kees Jan is the man with the glasses.


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