As promised yesterday in my post about Museum Lace Factory - Antique Lace Toer or Poffer, I will now show them wearing their Lace Toer or Poffer. This is a special head covering for the Province of Limburg in The Netherlands from the past century. Both my Paternal Great-Grandmothers I will show here.
This is my Paternal Great-Grandmother (Dad's Mother's Mother) Petronella Nelissen-Smits wearing her Lace Toer or Poffer
What a beautiful embroidery on her collar and on the front of her black dress.
My Great-Grandmother was born in 1866, to give you just an idea of which time period we're looking at.
By Dutch law you hyphenate your name after that of your husband's.
Here in the USA you hyphenate your husband's name after your maiden name...
This is a Catholic prayer card from her funeral. She died on December 16 of 1931 at the age of 65. Probably due to respiratory problems, either asthma or more serious. In those days medicine was by far not as advanced as it is now.
Her husband was Pieter Nelissen who died at the age of 47, also due to respiratory problems. That made my Great-Grandmother a widow for 16 years.
This is art work from My OPA - GRANDDADDY, just click on the link in red. Probably a pencil drawing he did from his Mother.
This is Jacoba Van den Munckhof-Bus who lived for 32 years life as a widow. Her husband, my Great-Grandfather Mathijs Van den Munckhof died at the age of 52. My Opa was only 14 when he lost his Dad...
My Great-Grandmother Jacoba Van den Munckhof-Bus (center) with her two sisters.
Jacoba Bus lived to be almost 83... This is also the Catholic prayer card from her funeral.
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