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Ulrum around 1800  with the Dutch reformed church in the background, build in 1235.In 1832 werd de Fam .Tillema eigenaar van deze molen, die ook de molen aan de Elensterweg dreef. Deze familie ligt begraven op het kerkhof van Snakkeburen.

The village Ulrum

The village Ulrum


Ulrum is a lively village, situated in the north-west of the province of Groningen, in the municipal de Marne, close to the Waddenzee and Campsites.

Ulrum has a history that stretches far back. This can be seen because the center of Ulrum is located on and around a mound. At the highest point of the mound the Dutch Reformed Church is located since the Middle Ages (approx. 1225). This church, restored to its original state, is certainly worth a look at specialy the interior. In and around this church in 1834 the separation of the from Dutch Reformed Church occurred. This division created a few years later the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands                                     

It was first mentioned in the 11th century as Uluringhem, the settlement of the people of Ulurin or Ulrin. The village lies on two "wierden" (man-made hills). On one wierde is the Romano-gothic church (end 12th century), on the other the demolished castle of Asingaborg, since 1988 the site of a park. Here Hendrik de Cock was vicar when he started the "Afscheiding" (secession) movement in 1834, which became the foundation of the "Gereformeerde Kerken" in the Netherlands. The "Kocksianen" were
enthusiastically persecuted (even some laws of Napoleon were used against them), and some of them migrated to Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA), where they founded Holland, Michigan.
For centuries Ulrum was the terminal of the "snik" (track-boat) from Groningen city. Between 1873 and 1916 there was on the Hunsingokanaal the "Ceres" straw-paper factory.


Until the early 19th century Ulrum had a large borough/castle The Ansingaborg. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Asingaborg_(1810).jpg  Unfortunately the 'borg' has been broken down. But the place now has since a few years a beautiful garden. Where one can enjoy great hiking and nature.

Ulrum where I was born in 1944  and so is my wife Fran (Froukje) the place where we went to school and for 7 years in the same class.....     I worked for a Volkswagen Garage (Oosterhuis) in1960 for one year,then istarted to work for Oldenhuis BV great time!  was blessed to have worked there with the  founder Beno Oldenhuis for 4 years !! During this time we fell in love .and still are!

 This is the place where Fran and myself went to Church the Christian Reformed Church (Gereformeerde Kerk). 1944 to 1966. and where we got baptized and married in !

For more information on Ulrum go http://www.ulrumonline.nl/ For pictures go to http://www.panoramio.com/photo/233566

We left Ulrum in 1966 and moved to Delfzijl as a married couple where i worked for Lommerts BV and where our Kids where born, Nanda and Mike Huizenga After 4 years we Immigrated to Nova Scotia Canada and Worked for Nico Visser in Waterville  1970! and from there we moved to Ontario in 1971 Started to work for Metcalfe Service Centre as partner for 23 years on January 10 1994 started to work for Ottawa Valley Harvestore General manager in sales going in to my 20 years

Today we live in Winchester after living for 40 years in Metcalfe.


Ulrum: Hervormde kerk

School picture 1952  Ulrum

Top row from L to R ? , Mattie Reukema, Aaltje Doedens, Benny Rietema, Froukje Luth, Fokko Boersma, Antje Moes, Wieger Moes, Wietse Batema, Centre row, Froukje Deknatel, Henk Huizenga, Liesje Tillema, Geert Wieringa, Tjaarke Visser, Anno Pruim, Bottom row Gerard Tuma, Rien Veldhuis, Henk Haaksma, Grietje Faber, Wiltje Tuma, Anna De Boer, Anne Jager, Anne Kloosterman .see complete picture on Photo gallery                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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Dutch Reformed Church Build in 1235

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 Communion Cup ca 1685 From the Dutch Reformed Church in Ulrum>
This is the Church where in 1834 the Separation started by Rev Hendrik de Cock from Dutch Reformed to Christian Reformed and other Reformed Churches                                                                                                       For Pictures inside the Church go to:  http://www.historischekringdemarne.nl/fotoboek/dorpen-ulrum 
 Hendrik de Cock protested against the perceived theological liberalism in the Netherlands government controlled Dutch Reformed Church in the 18th Century. This protest lead to the Secession (Afscheiding) of 1834. He is sometimes called the father of the Secession of 1834
click on picture to listen  to the church bells ringing)         

 Ulrum: Hervormde kerk

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De kansel, waarop Ds.Hendrik de Cock wekelijks preekte in Ulrum.



  Communion Cup ca 1685 From the Dutch Reformed Church in Ulrum>                                                                  Ulrum, a small village in the northeast of the Dutch province of Groningen, formerly the seat of a Mennonite congregation existing already in the 16th century and later belonging to the Groningen Old Flemish branch. Concerning its history there is for more info on Ulrum Click on picture


 Ds De Cock also helpt to start the Church in Smilde see below

 Smilde was the second church in the Netherlands to become Christian Reformed

Dinsdag 18 november vertrekken Ds. De Cock en Luitzen Dijkstra per schuit van Ulrum naar Groningen ( een afstand van 30 km.) en te voet van Groningen naar Smilde. (een afstand van 36 km) Geschreven wordt dat Luitzen Dijkstra deze totale afstand regelmatig te voet aflegde in 9 uren, een gemiddelde snelheid van 7,3 km per uur en niet over mooie wandelpaden.

Op 19 november 1834 (vandaag precies 172 jaar geleden) preekt Ds. de Cock in de schuur van J.L. Dik bij de Jonkersbrug over Mattheus 1 vers 21. Van heinde en ver kwamen de mensen naar de schuur die dag, de meesten lopend sommigen carpoolend met paard en wagen. Daarna tekenen nog 37 leden (mannen dus) de akte van afscheiding.

(  Information provided by Boele Duin )



The Christian Reformed Church in Ulrum where we were Baptized and Married .

IMG_0775 Ulrum Schapenweg

This is the street i lived on across from the church ,from 1944 to 1966

Train Station in Ulrum  the place where Fran and myself whent to Kindergarten in 1949

Welcome to Expoor, station for activity

Expoor hosts creative vacations and weekend, but also cycle- and hike weeks.
We also arrange diners for groups up to 12 persons. for more info Click on picture.

Picture from top Left to Right  Harry Hoekstra, Froukje Deknatel, ?,Henk Huizenga,Liesje Tillema,, Anne Jager

?, ? , Kees De Koning,? Jufrouw Faber/? Kloosterman, Jan Haaima, Anne Kloosterman

Gerard Tuma,? , ?, ? Huip Boerema, ? , ?

Grietje Sleuver Waterbolk  1860

Grietje Sleuver Waterbolk  married to Tjalling Waterbolk Builder and owner of Hotel Neptunes in Ulrum

Asinga Borg Ulrum


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Anna Lewe van Ulrum 1590

Anna Lewe van Ulrum 1590 

Johan Lewe van Ulrum 1590

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Johan Lewe van Ulrum  1590 


Marten Douwes Teenstra
The House Where Marten Douwes Teenstra lived  1795 1864    UlrumPrevious | Next

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 Grave from Marten Douwes Teenstra                     Ulrum


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ULRUM  in the north of  Netherlands  was the first  European  location where mobile "Walkie Talkie" was used in 1944!

 (*) Based  on  information provided by late  Mr.  Al  Gross  whom I  invited to visit  Ulrum  during my visit  to  Virginia Tech MPRG  Symposium  in  1998  but  could unfortunately not take place for  reasons  of  his  failing  health.

 First  European location where  mobile  “walkie talkie” radio deployment was  made  in  1944 Code name:  Joan-Eleanor   (Classified  TOP SECRET  until  1976) ULRUM You will find this  presentation on Internet  at  www.Yavuz.com/Ulrum

 Presentation   by   D. Yavuz   (18 July 2003  at  Gementehuis  Leens)

Click here for a  Google web album version   ( slightly updated)                 NOTE: all links open a new page, close to return

For more over Ulrum and the walkie talkyie click on the picture



Top Secret Map

tUlrum General Cemetery contains ten Commonwealth burials of the Second World War grouped in a pelouse d'honneur created by the local authorities, eight of them airmen. Three of the burials are unidentified. One Polish airman is also buried in the group.itle

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