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of new Family Chronicle
10th, 2004 several members of the Furnée Family gathered in Heesch to
for the presentation by Femke
Furnée (1986) about her family line. It was the successful completion
a historical project at Femke's
school (VWO). The students researched their respective family
histories, gathered information
and tried to find out how family life changed over the years.
After a nice
informal gathering at Femke's home, where several family matters were
Maarten, Annelies, Femke, Carla,
Jeannette, Pieter en Willem went to the Maasland College in
Oss where Marijke joined the
enthousiastic introduction of the history teacher, each family went to
class rooms where the host (in
our case Femke) presented the results of her research.
told us about the history of the Furnée family starting at Willem Jan
the founder of the Bank Furnée
& Co, up to the history of her grandfather Paul Furnée.
Then her father, Maarten took
over and told us about his childhood en family life.
with her personal memories and plans for the future.
It was the trip more than worth
to attend this very nice family gathering,
to learn new facts about our
family, to cherish the family ties and to experience the warm
atmosphere at school.
At the end we visited
the class rooms with other family stories, ranging from chinese,
to zeeuwse families. We were treated
with all kinds of delicious family made delicacies. And
most important of all, Femke gave us
a copy of her family chronicle.
A memorable evening!
Furnee familie already existent before 1750??
The family name
Furnee appears already before 1700 in the UK and the US. It appears that
"furnee" is and old English word meaning "ferny".These
Furnee's (without accent on the first e are not related to the Furnée's!
members of the Furnée clan have been added to the family tree.
New links were
added refering to newspaper articles about Furnée's