Husband Pieter's Paternal Grandmother was named Steenbreker or in English Stonebreaker.
This is what we both witnessed when passing by on our way from Yogyakarta to the Dieng area in Central Java, where we lived and worked.
For years we have observed this; rather painful for watching such hard labor!
All we learned from our travels and living and working in Indonesia or India, to NEVER EVER COMPLAIN!
Just search the Internet for the art work by French Gustave Courbet 'The Stone Breakers 1849'
That gives us a good perspective of the era.
Cor Jesu, victima peccatorum - Latin
Sacred Heart of Jesus victim for our sins - English
Johanna Christina Steenbreker, Pieter's Paternal Grandmother...
One wonders where they got their name from, some generations back!