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Last update: 11/10/2014


The Bollwitt Family

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The one who is researching the history of the name "bolwidt" in the Netherlands, will sooner or later encounter the Amsterdam Archive document from 1790, in which Joost Hendrik Bolwit from Blomberg (27 yrs) annouces his marriage to Sophia Eleonora Bossen from Exten (21 yrs). Inquiry in Blomberg, Germany, provides not any link to that name. Extensive investigation on the Internet, much correspondence and archival research will ultimately produce a German branch "Bollwitt(e)", an American branch "Bollwitt" and the probable ancestor of Joost Hendrik Bolwit.