Sunday, March 2, 2014

Koops, Peas and Pies

Today, 236 years ago, my 5 great grandfather was born. His name was Koop, son of Barelt Koops and Roelofje Jacobs. It was on the 2nd of March in 1778 when he was born, and a few days later he was baptized in the church of Peize in the Netherlands. He would live an die there.

I always thought that Peize was pronounced like peas, but it's not. It's like PIE-zuh. I got the chance to visit the church where he was baptized this last summer. It's still in use today.

Peize Church

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