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Size
Date
Country
Artist
Sitter
Case

1/2
ca 1860-1870
Netherlands
Unknown
The Moens brothers
European cases

Two brothers photographed at the same studio.

Casper H Moens 1842-19127
C H Moens 1841-1920

Casper Hendrik Moens and Carel Hendrik Moens.
They were the sons of Antonij Moens and Johanna Lambert. Antonij was a manufacturer
of pots and pans. He and Johanna had 10 children, Casper and Carel being the last two.
Their first son, also called Antonij, became a member of parliament in the Netherlands in 1877.
4 children died young. They also had 2 daughters and another son Pieter. He became a judge.
Their family goes back to the 1600s and even abroad: William John Charles Möens is a distant relative.

Casper (10 October 1842 - 23 August 1927, 84 years old) became a judge. He married the artist
Gijsberta Catharina ter Kuile. She was a painter, her father a wine merchant. They had no children.

Carel (21 June 1841 - 12 May 1920, 78 years old) became a notary and later a Major. He married
Lucretia Fenna Harger and together they had 6 children. Carel was a Major in Beverwijk in 1870-1877.
After that he stayed on as alderman for 41 years, until he retired in 1916. Besides this, he kept a notary
office which his son would later continue running. In Carel's honour a street and a square are named after him.

Sources: family tree / portrait of Carel