On this page a timeline illustrates to some extend the history of the Hoogendijk-family (from the area around the villages of Stormpolder, Capelle aan den IJssel and Ouderkerk aan den IJssel, Zuid Holland, The Netherlands). More facts can be found in the publications about our family. All undermentioned cities and villages (in bold) are located in The Netherlands unless indicated otherwise (between brackets).
|<1449||Earliest known forefather is born; his first name is Adriaan. For more info regarding him and the following generations see the tree. Since than more than 2.530 descendants of Adriaan have carried or still carry the familyname Hoogendijk.|
|±1520||Arie Ariensz Plonen (±1490-xxxx) lives in Keeten, a neighborhood in between Kralingen and Capelle aan den IJssel.|
|±1594||Floris Adriaensz (±1575-1628) lives in Stormpolder, a neighborhood that is part of Ouderkerk aan den IJssel. From 1817 till 1855 Stormpolder was an independent village after which it became a part of Krimpen aan den IJssel.|
|1615||Aerien Floerisz Wit De Polder – who lived in Stormpolder – is buried in the protestant church of Ouderkerk aan den IJssel. The tombstone that commemorates his death is decorated with the mark that forms a part of the Family Crest. This tombstone can still be found in that church.|
|1619||The above mentioned mark is written down on a document that is used during a lawsuit.|
|±1645||Floris Willemsz van Hogendijck (±1623-1670) is most likely the first skipper in the Hoogendijk-family. He sails between Holland and Preußen (nowadays called Germany).|
|±1648||Earliest notification (on a drawing of the city of Rotterdam; made by G. Myts) of the dike we are named after (HOOGE ZEEDIJK).|
|±1650||Willem Willemsz Semaker (Hoogedijck) (1630-1719) is most likely the first shipbuilder / shipyard owner in the Hoogendijk-family. He lives in Capelle aan den IJssel (in the neighborhood called Keeten) and is believed to be the first one who uses the familyname.|
|1652||In the wedding registry of Emmerich (Preußen) the Hoogendijk familyname is put on paper for the first time with the marriage of Floris Willemsz van Hogendijck (±1623-1670) and Maria Bartholomeus van Rhoon. One week later the marriage-registration is done again (!) in Rotterdam.|
|±1659||Some family-members live in Wageningen. Most likely this city was used as commercial port between the city of Emmerich (Preußen) and Holland.|
|1663||Cornelis Florisz. (±1605-xxxx) is appointed as “ambachtsheer” and mayor of Ouderkerk aan den IJssel by Lodewijk van Nassau (1602-1665), grandson of Willem van Oranje.|
|1688||Cornelis Florisz. van Hogendijk (±1659-1752) moves from Emmerich (Preußen) to Zevenaar (at that time part of Preußen).|
|1692||In the wedding registry of Capelle aan den IJssel the Hoogendijk familyname is put on paper with the marriage of Willem Harperts Hoogedijk (1658-1720) and Iefge Cornelisdr. Schoonder.|
|1693||In the baptismal register of Ouderkerk aan den IJssel the Hoogendijk familyname is put on paper with the baptism of Maria, daughter of Willem Harperts (Hoogedijk)(1658-1720) and Iefge Cornelisdr. (Schoonder). Witnesses are Willem Willemsz Hoogedijck (1630-1719) and his wife Grietje Cornelisdr. (van der Leeuw).|
|1709||The earliest notification (in a newspaper) of the dike we are named after dates from March 28, 1709. That dike (nowadays locally known as Honingerdijk / Nesserdijk / Schaardijk / IJsseldijk / Nijverheidstraat) is located on the northern bank of the river Hollandse IJssel between the (former) east gate of the city of Rotterdam and the village of Capelle aan den IJssel. It protects huge parts of the Low Countries against the water and was – before street names became prevelant – generally known to the public as HOOGENDIJK or HOOGENZEEDIJK. Nowadays its general name is SCHIELANDS HOGE ZEEDIJK.
|1710||In Stormpolder Willem Harperts Hoogedijk (1658-1720) retires from his work as a miller.|
|1716||In the wedding registry of Ouderkerk aan den IJssel the Hoogendijk familyname is put on paper with the marriage of Cornelis Jansz. Trouwborst and Maria Hogendijk (1693-1760).|
|1724||Eeuwout Hoogendijk (1695-1768) leaves Capelle aan den IJssel for Ouderkerk aan den IJssel. He is the first managing director of a brick-factory in our family.|
|±1757||Cornelis Hogendijk (1728-1802) from Ouderkerk aan den IJssel becomes the first cattle farmer of the Hoogendijk-family.|
|1785||With the marriage of Jan Hendrik van Hogendijk (1756-1818) and Elizabeth Peeters from Zevenaar the Roman Catholic faith is re-introduced in the “eastern-part” of the family Hoogendijk for the first time since The Protestant Reformation of The Netherlands.|
|1800||Cornelis Hogendijk (1771-1865) leaves Capelle aan den IJssel for Zwammerdam.|
|1813||Aardt Hogendijk (1776-1851) from Kralingen refuses to transfer 2.000 Russian troops over the river IJssel with his ferry.|
|1816||With the marriage of Johann Wilhelm Hogendijck (1792-1827) and Maria Cathrina Rieken in Nijmegen the Lutheran faith is introduced in the family Hoogendijk.
The village of Zevenaar (Preußen) becomes finally a part of The Netherlands. With that the approximately twenty Hogendijk’s in that village get automatically a new nationality.
|1823||On the shipyard of Cornelis Hogendijk (1771-1865) in Capelle aan den IJssel the first steamship of The Netherlands is build. It is called “De Nederlander”.|
|1824||With the marriage of Leendert Proos Hogendijk (1795-xxxx) and Hester Catharina van der Lindt the Remonstrant faith is introduced in the family Hoogendijk.
Willem and Jan Hoogendijk from Capelle aan den IJssel receive the order from the Royal Dutch Navy for the construction of a ship called “Zr. Ms. Atlas”. The design was revolutionary: a 72 meter long ship (the longest in the world) with four masts and three steam engines! Unfortunately the project had many setbacks and significant delays. After delivery it was concluded that the concept was a failure in itself. The ship was finally demolished in 1833.
|±1830||Johannis Hoogendijk (1786-1856) is the first family-member who gets divorced from his wife.|
|1831||Willem Hoogendijk (1811-1862) participates in the so called “Tiendaagse Veldtocht” against the Belgian Uprising.|
|1834||Peije Hoogendijk (1788-1876) is leaving Ouderkerk aan den IJssel for Reeuwijk.|
|1844||The name “Schouten Hoogendijk” is officially allowed as last name. The first person who bears this name is Pieter Schouten Hoogendijk (1843-1871) from Ouderkerk aan den IJssel. The name still exists.|
|1847||Notary and Mayor Leendert Proos Hogendijk (1795-<1860) from Zwammerdam is released from prison due to a “jucicial error”. He was suspected of forgery. Leendert Proos emigrated to Hamburg (Preußen); his wife most likely fled to London (England).|
|1849||Willem Hoogendijk (1787-1849) from Ouderkerk aan den IJssel dies at the age of 61 years. He was known for being not afraid of anyone. He also was very strong and could easily lift about 350 kilos!|
|1852||Arie Hoogendijk (1825-1889) leaves Ouderkerk aan den IJssel for Bodegraven.|
|1856||Neonardus Hoogendijk (1791-1874) gets the formal title “Ambachtsheer van Krimpen aan den IJssel“. The title goes without any special rights or privileges.|
|1857||The ship named “Cadsandria” is delivered to the customer. With that the construction of ships by the Hoogendijk family in Capelle aan den IJssel and Stormpolder comes to an end after at least two centuries of successes.|
|1866||Cornelis Wouter Hoogendijk (1840-1866) dies in Zutphen, only 4 days after he got married to Adriana Petronella Koomans.|
|1870||Jannetje Maria Hoogendijk – van Cappellen and her son Aart Cornelis Hoogendijk (1847-1911) found the second “matches factory” of the Netherlands in a small place called Teteringen nearby the city of Breda.|
|1871||Wilhelmina Gezina Hoogendijk (1839-1916) and her husband, missionary Johannes Hermanus Meeuwig, emigrate to Dutch East Indies (nowadays called Indonesia). Quite some other Hoogendijk’s did later follow their example but most of them stayed only a short period in the tropics.|
|1874||Elisabeth Hoogendijk (1846-1901) from Ouderkerk aan den IJssel gives birth to a boy who receives the name Eeuwout Hoogendijk (1874-1939). The father is never officially registered but there are very strong signals that his name was Huibert Arie Opschoor.|
|1877||The name “Hoogendijk van Cappellen” is officially allowed as last name. The first person who bears this name is Eeuwout Hoogendijk van Cappellen (1824-1899) from Ouderkerk aan den IJssel. The name no longer exists.|
|1880||Johanna Maria Agatha Hoogendijk (1860-xxxx) marries with the Belgian Lieutenant-General Paulus Leonardus Heimburger from Antwerpen (Belgium).|
|1890||Arij Pieter Hoogendijk (1860-xxxx) emigrates from Capelle aan den IJssel to Yerua (Argentina). Descendants can today still be found in this South-American country.
Aart Cornelis Hoogendijk (1847-1911) and his wife Maria Elisabeth Putman Cramer emigrate to Covina, California (United States of America). Some other Hoogendijk-families did follow their example between 1907 and 1974. Descendants can today still be found in this North-American country.
|±1894||Aart Hoogendijk (1856-1943) is leaving Capelle aan den IJssel for Zaandam.|
|1897||With the marriage of Arie Hoogendijk (1866-1919) and Anna Mulder the Roman Catholic faith is re-introduced in the “western-part” of the family Hoogendijk for the first time since The Protestant Reformation of The Netherlands.|
|1899||Adrianus Hoogendijk (1871-1947) is leaving Ouderkerk aan den IJssel for Lange Ruige Weide.|
|1904||Jan de Winter (1897-1973) is adopted by the Hoogendijk-Hussem family. His name is changed in Jan Hoogendijk.|
|1909||Tugboat captain Otto Hoogendijk (1885-1972) from Zaandam rescues three ships in distress.|
|1911||After the death of Cornelis Hoogendijk (1866-1911) in Ermelo a significant part of his collection of paintings is donated to the State of The Netherlands.
A member of the Hoogendijk-family kills two people in the city of Rotterdam. He will be put in jail for 10 years.
|1919||Michiel Arie Hoogendijk (1884-1946) from Rotterdam emigrates with his family via West-Preußen to East-Preußen (the part that nowadays is called Kaliningrad, Russia). Descendants can today be found in Germany and The Netherlands.
Against the will of his parents sailor Ewoud Leendert Hoogendijk (1896-1954) from Amsterdam marries Antoinetta Verschuur.
|1920||Leendert Proos Hoogendijk (1890-1969) participates – as a waterpolo player – in the Olympic Games at Antwerpen (Belgium).
|1931||Soldier Peije Hoogendijk (1907-1931) from Rotterdam is Killed In Action somewhere in the Kingdom of Morocco. He was a member of the Légion étrangère (Dutch: vreemdelingenlegioen).|
|1934||Cornelis Hoogendijk (1886-1972) and Maria Krijgsman from Rotterdam receive their 17th child. With that they are the largest family in the Hoogendijk history.
|1938||Christiaan Everhardus Gerardus Hogendijk (1877-1947) from Amsterdam is the first Hoogendijk that is knighted by the Dutch Royal House. More than 20 family-members will follow.|
|1940||Three days after the German invasion of The Netherlands Commander Johannes Hendrikus Hoogendijk (1889-1982) and his crew escape with S.S. “Johan de Witt” from the port of Amsterdam. He reaches his destination in the Dutch East Indies without any problems.|
|1942||Sailor Arie Hoogendijk (1898-1942) from Amsterdam is Killed In Action when his ship is torpedoed in the Mediterranean Sea.
Cornelis Johannes Cornelis Hoogendijk (1884-1942) from Haarlem dies in Bernburg (Germany) as a result of experimental gasification by order of the Nazi’s.
|1945||The husband and father-in-law of Cornelia Gosker – Hoogendijk (1909-1995) are executed by German troops on April, 12 in the forest near Hoog Soeren.|
|1948||Research into the Hoogendyk family is already carried out by the 31-year old Christiaan Carel Johannes Lans (1917-2000) from Den Haag.|
|1954||Cornelis Willem Hoogendijk emigrates to British Columbia (Canada). His brother Leendert Proos will follow four years later. Descendants can today still be found in this North-American country.|
|1956||Pieter Cornelis Schouten Hoogendijk (1931-2010) marries with Martine Hendrika de Haas who is believed to be a so called “false” descendant of the King of Preußen (nowadays called Germany).|
|1974||Cock Hoogendijk from Zoetermeer publishes the first real genealogy of the Hoogendijk family.|
|1986||Annemieke Hoogendijk makes her debut in “De Grote Meneer Kaktus Show”, a TV-series from Veronica.|
|1992||Nijs Cornelis Hoogendijk (1895-1992) from Bleskensgraaf dies at the age of 96. He is most likely the oldest male Hoogendijk till now.|
|The first Hoogendijk ever flies a mission in a F-16 Fighting Falcon.|
|2000||Cornelia Gijsberta Lagendijk-Hoogendijk (1903-2000) from Heerjansdam dies at the age of 97. She is most likely the oldest female Hoogendijk till now.|
|2002||Bianca Hoogendijk becomes the Dutch “first lady” because her husband Jan Peter Balkenende is inaugurated as the Dutch Prime-Minister.|
|2004||Anouk Hoogendijk makes her debut in the ladies soccer team from The Netherlands.|
|2008||Micky Hoogendijk receives the “Best Actress in a Feature Film Award” for her role in the Dutch movie “Blindspot”.|
|2010||On Facebook a private familypage is activated. Today some 320 family-members from all over the world are member of this page. They see regular updates about the family-history and many historical pictures. At the same time they participate in the many interesting discussions.|
|2011||The Hoogendijk Family Crest is officially registered in the register of the Central Office for Genealogy (in The Netherlands known as Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie, CBG).|
|2013||Our familyname Hoogendijk is engraved in the American Immigrant Wall of Honor.|
|2016||This website including timeline is activated. Nowadays approximately 1.070 Ho(o)gendijk’s / Hoogendyk’s of our family are alive.|