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Re: Seek Chinese family origin of Njat Njo of Java circa 1848

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Posted by Frank on June 18, 2001 at 00:19:32:

In Reply to: Seek Chinese family origin of Njat Njo of Java circa 1848 posted by G E Martin on June 15, 2001 at 16:40:37:

The name "Njat Njo" could be just her first name "Nio" is common for all peranakan Chinese women of the era. All my grandmothers and her sisters had the "Nio" in their name. I think it means mother in Hokkien.
In this case it's probably not going to be easy to find her family name.

Another possibility is that her last name is "Njo" but then her first name would be "Njat" which would not be common.

With her close relations with the Dutch, I would start to look for the connection with the chinese officers (lieutenant, kapitan or majoor tituleir de Chineezen). She is probably not a "totok" or chinese speaking person but from a "peranakan" family which were Dutch educated.

In the Netherlands, you can try the Kong Koan archives who had all the records of the Chinese in Batavia before 1930. They may or may not have the data you need.

Mr. H.S. Liem
Vrienden van het Kong Koan Archief
Antonie Duyckstraat 123
2582 TG Den Haag
The Netherlands
Tel/Fax: 070-3557098


: Seek Njat Njo (Dutch spelling) family. Chinese woman from Java (perhaps Batavia area) Indonesia. Had daughter (Elisabeth "Lisa" Frederica Uhlenbeck born 2 July 1847 in Java) with artillery lieutenant Carel Samuel Uhlenbeck of Dutch East India Company. He and brother Johannes Cornelius Uhlenbeck committed suicide together in battle of Djagaraga on Bali in 1848, rather than fall into enemy hands. Njat Njo was paid to go to Holland and give child to unmarried aunts Christina W. and Aukneba Uhlenbeck who lived in Haarlem,the Netherlands. Njat Njo was sent back to Indonesia from Holland, probably in 1849

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