The Noteboom family moved to Winschoten, Groningen, Netherlands from Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany in 1843.1
Winschoten is located in the northeast of the Netherlands, near the River Eems and the border with Germany.
It became a city in 1825, being granted its city rights. The town was once populated with 13 mills, earning it the nickname “Molenstad” or “Milltown”. Three of those mills still remain today:
- Molen Berg, built in 1854. Originally designed to grind corn.
- Dijkstra Molen, built in 1862.
- Molen Edens, built in 1763. It is the oldest mill in Groningen.
- Lamoraal Noteboom, “Genealogy of Sije Sjoukes,” p. 4; report to Larisa Thomas, [STREET ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Novato, California, 18 Dec 1908, rev. 1996-1998; photocopy held by Peggy McKnight Weymer, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]. Rec. Date: 20 Sep 2015. Cit. Date: 20 Sep 2015; Revised by Wouter Antoon Noteboom, Antoon Noteboom and Johanna Lodewijks-Dusseljee. ↩
- “Winschoten,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winschoten, Accessed: 5 Jan 2016. ↩