Hindrik Koenes MOSSEL
was born on 9 Jun 1783 in Meeden, Groningen, Netherlands. He was christened
in on 15 Jun 1783 in Meeden, Groningen, Netherlands. KOENES means "son
of" KOEN (COENO) He resided at on 2 Nov 1806 in Woldendorp, Groningen,
Netherlands. Woldnedorp is very near Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands He Marriage
at Age 23 to Wyke Derks KROON on 7 Sep 1807. He had the follwoing step-child(ren)
Grietje (Grace) Meinderts BOSKER. He Marriage at Age 47, Epke Berends SMIT on
21 Dec 1830. He died on 30 Mar 1843 in Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands. He
59, Waldendorp, Groningen, Netherlands. He was an Arbeider (laborer) &
wool comber. Parents: Koeno GEERTS and
He was married to Wijke Derks KROON on 7 Sep 1807 in Woldendorp, Groningen, Netherlands. 26 Sep 1829, death of Wyke Derks KROON MOSSEL, she was 44 years old when she died. Children were: Aaltje Hindriks MOSSEL, Miepke Hindriks MOSSEL, Derkje Hindriks MOSSEL, Koeno Hindirks MOSSEL, Wyke Hindriks MOSSEL, Roelfien Hindriks MOSSEL.
He was married to Epke
Berends SMIT on 20 Dec 1830. Step-children;
Jacobus MOSSEL was born on 20 Apr 1856 in Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands. He died on 22 Dec 1876. Parents: Koeno Hindirks MOSSEL and Grietje "Grace" Meinders BOSKER.
Jakob MOSSEL Parents: Dirkje MOSSEL and Freerk VOS.
He was married to Anje van der MOLEN .
James Edward MOSSEL (Private). Parents: John Berent MOSSEL and Betty Jean PARKER.
Jan MOSSEL (Private). Parents: Berend MOSSEL and Anna STEGMEYER.
Jan MOSSEL was born on 27 Sep 1884. He died on 5 Apr 1886. Parents: Haiko MOSSEL and Aaltje HAAGSMA.
Jan MOSSEL was born on 6 Apr 1879 in Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands. He died on 24 Aug 1962 in Groningen, Netherlands. Parents: Meindert MOSSEL and Luktje HAKKOER.
Jan MOSSEL (Private). Parents: Lukas MOSSEL and Elziena STEGMEIJER.
He was married to E. STRUIKSEMA on 10 May 1944 in Bloemendaal, Netherlands.
Jans MOSSEL was born on 4 Apr 1908. He died on 4 Sep 1975. Parents: Haiko (Harold) MOSSEL and Trientje VISKER.
Jennifer Lynn MOSSEL (Private). Parents: Michael John MOSSEL .
Children were: Chase Richard WILSON.
Jerry MOSSEL was born on 7 Apr 1884 in Netherlands, (NL). Parents: Roelf MOSSEL and Geeske (Grace) HAM DE VOOGD.
Jessica MOSSEL (Private). Parents: James Edward MOSSEL .
John Berend MOSSEL was born on 25 Sep 1886 in Groningen, Netherlands. Birth Father, Berend (Benjamin) Koenes MOSSEL; Birth Mother, Klaasine VONDLING They immigrated in 1887 to Groningen, The Netherlands to New York, USA. He served in the military in Sep 1908 in U.S. Navy Ship, USS South Dakota. He was naturalised on 7 Dec 1914 in Eastern District of Pennsylvaina. JOHN BERENT MOSSEL'S CERFIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION:
7 Dec 1914 Petition, Volume 55, Number 13685
Description of the holder: Age, 28 years; height 5feet 91/2 inches; color, white; complections, fair; color of eyes, blue; color of hair, brown; visible distinguishing marks, none. Not married. No children. John Berent Mossel residing at League Island Navy Yard City of Philadelphia State of Pennsylvania who previous to his naturalization was a subject of Holland, having applied to be admitted a citizen of the United States of America pursuant to law, and a Regular term of the District Courts of The United States East District of Pennsylvania, held at Philadelphia on the 7th day of December 1914. The court having found that the petitioner had resided continuously within the United States for at least five years and in this State for at least one year immediately preceeding the date of his pitition. He served in the military in Aug 1922 in U.S. Navy Ship, USS Maryland. Military:
20 Nov 1907--recruiting Station, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
23 Nov 1907--To U.S.S. Independence
28 Jan 1908--To U.S.S. South Dakota
18 Sep 1911--To U.S.S. Independence
12 Oct 1911--To U.S.S. Raleigh
8 Nov 1911--to U.S.S. Independence
19 Nov 1911--Discharged (4 Years)
1 Mar 1912--At Recruiting Station, Detroit, MI
3 Mar 1912--to U.S.S. Lancasster
24 Mar 1912--To machinist Mates School, Navy yard, Charleston, S.C.
12 Aug 1913--To U.S.S. connecticut
26 Jun 1915--To Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
1 Jan 1917--To U.S.S. Seattle
17 Dec 1917--to naval Air Station, Key West, FL
29 Feb 1920--Discharged (8 years)
3 Mar 1920--At Recruiting Station, New York, NY
4 Mar 1920--To Naval Air Station, Rockaway Beach, New York, Queens, NY
1 Jun 1921--To Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia, PA
31 Dec 1921--To U.S.S. Maryland
30 Dec 1923--To U.S.S. Regal
5 Feb 1924--to Naval Air Station, San Diego, CA
3 Mar 1924--Discharged (4 years)
4 Mar 1924--At Naval Air Station, San Diego, CA to U.S.S. West Virginia
23 Jun 1926--To U.S.S. Colorado
8 Jul 1927--to V.F. Squadron One B, at San Diego, CA
30 Mar 1928--Transferred to F.N.R. F4D
1 Apr 1938--Retired 30 years U.S. Naval Service
Naturalized: John Berent Mossel, certificate of Naturalization date 7 dec 1914 He was a 30 Year Career, Retired U.S. Navy (1908 to 1938) in 1938. He was a Naval Aircraft Inspector, Douglas Aircraft, Los Angeles, CA, After Navy Retirement in 1939. for 20 years according to death certificate. He died on 6 Mar 1968 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California. Place of Death, Santa Monica Lodge, 2250 29th St. Santa Monica, CA. No autopsy. Lived in Los Angeles County, California for 36 years according to death certificate. Wilshire Funeral Home 1519 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica California:
In Mmemory of John B. Mossel Native of Holland. Passed away Santa Monica, California March 6, 1968, 7:10 A.M. 81 Years old on last birthday. Services Sturday, March 9, 1968 2:00p.m. In the Chapel of Wishire Funeral Home. Officiating Palisades Lodge No. 637 F. & A.M. Private Inturnment, Chapel of the Pacific.
He was cremated on 9 Mar 1968 in Chapel of the Pacific, Wilshire Funeral Home. He resided at Santa Monica Lodge Convalescent Home Time of death in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California. He had Social Security Number 548-44-9275. He had the following step-mother(s) Ellen Dean MORAY BODINE. Parents: Berend Koenes MOSSEL and Klaassien "Clausine" VONDELING.
He was married to Adelaide CRUNDEN
on 7 Jun 1919 in New York, New York. John Berent MOSSEL & Adelaide t CRUNDEN
were United by me in Holy Matrimony on Saturday the 7th day of June 1919 at Holy
Trinity Church, New York City in the Diocese of New York.
John Berent MOSSEL had the following sibling(s) Clara Kate Mossel. He was born on 11 Jul 1921 in Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY. He was baptised on 18 Sep 1921 in New York, New York. He served in the military from 1938 in U.S. Navy, July 1938 to Oct 1945. During World War II John "Jack" Berent Mossel, Jr. served in the Pacific on the U.S.S. SMITH, DD 378 Destroyer. Discharged from Navy in Bramerton, WA October 1945.
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express, November (date cut off copy)
DOWN, BUT NOT OUT-Damaged Ship Fights On!
A flaming Jap torpedo plane crashed on the forcastle of the United States destroyer Smith in the Battle of Santa Cruz, but the fighting ship continued to fight on. In this close-up picture some of the damage to the vessel is shown. Just abreast of the No. 1 guy platform the after part of the Jap torpedo can be seen (arrow shown on deck). In this battle the United States lost a carrier and a destroyer.
On November 15, 1945 Jack received the following letter from the Secretary of The Navy:
SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
November 15, 1945
Mr. John Berent Mossel, Jr.
508 14th Street
Santa Monica, California
My dear Mr. Mossel:
I have addressed this letter to reach you after all the formalities of your separation from active service are completed. I have done so because, without formality but as clearly as I know how to say it, I want the Navy's pride in you, which it is my privilege to express, to reach into your civil life and to remain with you always.
You have served in the greatest Navy in the world.
It crushed two enemy fleets at once, receiving their surrenders only four months apart.
It brought our land-based airpower within bombing range of the enemy, and set our ground armies on the beachheads of final victory.
It performed the multitude of tasks necessary to support these military operations.
No other Navy at any time has done so much. For your part in these achievements you deserve to be proud as long as you live. The Nation which you served at a time of crisis will remember you with gratitude.
The best wishes of the Navy go with you into civilian life. Good luck!
James Forrestal He was an auto body painter from 1946 to 1979 in Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks, Encino, Los Angeles, California. often on Saturday's, Jack would take his son James and nephew Steven Parker to work with him in Santa Monica. The boys would be given a pail and told to pick up all the screws, bolts, nuts, and nails from the parking lot. Which they would do until lunch. They would then walk with their Grandpa Parker to Grandma (Florence Ester Webb Parker) and Grandpa Parker's home in Santa Monica. Just the two of them together at their Grandparents for the afternoons. What great Saturday's for two little boys. He coached several YMCA youth teams from 1955 to 1970. He resided at in Conago Park, Los Angeles, CA from 1963 to 1995. He was a Farmers Automobile Insurance Claims Adjustor from 1979 to 1994 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. He resided at in Henderson, Clark, NV in Oct 1994. He retired on 1 Oct 1994 in Farmers Insurance, Woodland Hills, California. He died on 7 Mar 1995 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada. died of cancer of the biliary drainage. This type of cancer, due to its location, (next to liver) and extremely aggressive nature is one of the most difficult to treat. He went to the Doctor in January 1995, was hospitalized & operated on in Las Vegas, NV. As soon as the disease was diagnosed a loved one was by his side every moment. His daughter, two sons and grandchildren visited and stayed as often as possible. His three brothers-in-law came from Northern California, Texas, & Arizonia with their spouses. They quickly established a schedule to relieve Jack's wife, Betty (their sister), so she could leave the hospital to go home, shower, eat, rest, etc. and to ensure someone be at his bedside every moment around the clock. His very dearest friend, since elementary school (& brother-in-law) , Ed Parker stated with tears streaming down his rugged face, "We don't want him to open his eyes and feel scared or alone for even two seconds, he has to see one of our faces first thing." The two sister's (Betty never calls them sisters-in-law) JoAnne Parker and Merle Parker quietly cleaned, cooked and ensured everyone had healthy food to eat at any hour while their husband's Bob and Dick stood 24 hour guardian at the bedside of "a brother" they obviously loved so deeply. One couldn't help but recognize they were observing something holy. True Christ like Love. When it became evident that there was no hope for recovery, Jack requested to be taken home. He died in his home on March 7, 1995. He had been a very healthy, athletic man, accustomed to manual labor most of his life, participating on softball and bowling leagues into his 70's. He was cremated on 8 Mar 1995 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada. Ashes were placed at sea on 3 March 1996, by his loving wife and life long companion, Betty Jean (Parker) Mossel, of Las Vegas, Nevada, his daughter Addie, & husband Frank Harper,of Las Vegas, Nevada, his son's James Edward Mossel & wife Nina, of Layton, Utah Michael John Mossel & wife Julie of Valencia, California; his Granddaughter Starla & husband, Dr. Scott Stanley of Ogden, Utah. Nicholaus Canyon County Beach, Malibu, Los Angeles, CA. is across from Malibu Tennis and Riding Club on Pacific Coast Highway. He served in the military U.S.S. Smith (DD-378) Destroyer. The second Smith (DD-378) was laid down on 27 October 1934 by Mare Island Navy Yard, Mare Island Calif.; launched on 20 February 1936; sponsored by Mrs. Yancey S. Williams; and commissioned on 19 September 1936, Comdr. H. L. Grosskopf in command.
At the outbreak of the war (WWII), Smith was in San Francisco attached to Destroyer Squadron (DesRon) 5 and from then until April 1942, she performed escort duty from the west coast to Pearl Harbor. On 7 April, Smith was assigned to Task Force (TF) 1, composed of Battleship Division 3, which held extensive training exercises along the west coast until it departed for Pearl Harbor on 1 June. Upon her arrival, Smith was assigned to TF 17 commanded by Vice Admiral Marc Mitscher. She engaged in war patrols and training exercises for a month and then escorted a convoy back to San Francisco.
After overhaul and subsequent sea trials in the Bay Area, she returned to Pearl Harbor in mid August and began a period of training and upkeep. On 15 October, she was assigned to TF 16 composed of Enterprise (CV-6) and South Dakota (BB-57). TF 16 departed Pearl Harbor on war patrol, on 16 October, and was joined the following week by Portland (CA-33) and San Juan (CL-54) with their destroyer screen. The task force was operating northwest of the New Hebrides Islands when, on 24 October, it was notified that a Japanese carrier force was converging on Guadalcanal. TF 17 Hornet (CV-8) and its cruiser-destroyer screen, joined TF 16 and the merged force was designated TF 61.
On 26 October, scout planes from Enterprise located the Japanese force and they also found ours. At 0944, the first enemy planes were sighted and Hornet was hit by bombs 30 minutes later. At 1125, Smith was attacked by a formation of 20 torpedo planes. Twenty minutes later, a Japanese torpedo plane crashed into her forecastle, causing a heavy explosion. The forward part of the ship was enveloped in a sheet of smoke and flame from bursting gasoline tanks and the bridge had to be abandoned. The entire forward deck house was aflame, making topside forward of number one stack untenable. Smith's gunners splashed six of the planes. By early afternoon, the crew had extinguished all of the fires forward. With 57 killed or missing, 12 wounded, her magazines flooded, and temporary loss of steering control from the pilot house, Smith retained her position in the screen with all serviceable guns firing. Action was broken off in the evening, and Smith headed to Nouméa for temporary repairs. She was patched up and underway for Pearl Harbor on 5 November. At Pearl Harbor, she underwent a yard overhaul and sea trials that lasted into February 1943 .
Smith departed on 12 February for Espiritu Santo as screen for Wright (CVL-49). Gridley (DD-380) joined the screen there, and the ships proceeded to Guadalcanal where Smith performed antisubmarine patrols until 12 March. She then returned to Espiritu Santo and participated in various patrols and tactical and logistical exercises with TF 10 in the New CaledoniaCoral Sea area until 28 April. Smith returned to Pearl Harbor the following month for logistics and then sailed for Australia.
Smith was attached to DesRon 5 which conducted exercises in the Townsville Cape Moreton area to June 10th, and then escorted merchant shipping and landing craft to Milne Bay, remaining there the remainder of July. Smith departed for McKay, Australia, and yard availability on 1 August. When this was completed, she returned to Milne Bay for further exercises and preparations for impending operations with the Seventh Fleet.
Smith, with destroyers Perkins (DD-377), Conyngham (DD-371), and Mahan (DD-364), bombarded Finschhafen, New Guinea, on 23 August without opposition. The squadron returned to Milne Bay and participated in exercises until 2 September when it sailed with TF 76 for the Huon Gulf area of New Guinea. Smith bombarded targets in her assigned area of "Red Beach" prior to landings by the 9th Australian Infantry Division on 4 September. She remained in the area on offensive sweeps antisubmarine patrols, and as antiaircraft defense until 18 September. On the night of 78 September, the squadron shelled Lae.
During the period 20 to 23 September, Smith participated in the bombardment and landings at Finschhafen as a unit o£ TF 76. Enemy air attacks were carried out against the task force with no damage to it, but they lost 16 planes to fighter cover or naval gunfire. Smith then returned to Holuicote Bay for resupply operations to Lae and Finschhafen.
On 3 October, Smith, Henley (DD-391), and Reid (DD-369) were assigned to make an antisubmarine sweep of Huon Gulf. At 1821, three torpedo wakes were sighted abaft Smith's port beam. She made a right full rudder and slipped between two of the torpedoes one passing 500 yards to port, the other 200 yards to starboard. Henley took a torpedo on the port side and, six minutes later, broke in half, disappearing from sight at 1832. Smith made a depth charge attack that proved futile. The squadron spent the remainder of the month in resupply operations to forward areas. Smith had a short availability period in Milne Bay the first of November and then returned to the LaeFinschhafen area.
On 14 December, Smith was attached to the Arawe Attack Force forming at Holnicote Bay and departed for that operation. The next morning, she shelled "Orange Beach," Cape Merkus, and covered the operation with other units of DesRon 5. The squadron then returned to Milne Bay to prepare for the invasion of Cape Gloucester, New Britain.
Smith stood out from Buna on Christmas Day as escort for the Cape Gloucester Attack Force (TF 76) and as a unit of the bombardment group. The next morning, she shelled "Green Beach," Cape Gloucester in preparation for the assault by marines of the First Marine Division. She escorted resupply ships to the landing area the following week.
Smith was a unit of the Saidor Attack Force when, on 1 January 1944, she was rammed astern by Hutchins (DD-476) and forced to return to Milne Bay for repairs. She soon rejoined the squadron in resupply operations to Cape Gloucester and the Lae area. Smith shelled enemy gun emplacements in the vicinity of Herwath Point and Singor, on 13 February, in preparation for the landings there.
On the 28th, Smith departed Cape Sudest, as a unit of the Admiralty Islands Attack Group, with 71 officers and men of the First Cavalry Division aboard to be landed on Los Negros Island. The next morning, she began bombardment of designated targets along the northern shore of Hyane Harbor. The troops were landed and Smith provided call fire until that evening when she shuttled more troops to the landing area.
On 17 March, Smith, with DesRon 5, departed the South Pacific en route to San Francisco via Pearl Harbor. The overhaul period there was completed by 21 June, and the squadron sailed for Pearl Harbor, spending the next five weeks in training exercises and gunnery practice. On 1 August, Smith was ordered to Eniwetok and patrolled the enemy-occupied Marshalls until 24 September when she joined TG 57.9, composed of Cruiser Division 6, and departed for Saipan. The task group began offensive patrols of the Northern Marianas to protect that Central Pacific outpost from enemy attack. Smith returned to Eniwetok in early October, made an escort trip to Ulithi, and then sailed to Hollandia.
Smith was attached to the 7th Fleet on 26 October and the next day set course for Leyte Gulf, P.I., arriving at San Pedro three days later. She patrolled Leyte Gulf as a unit of TG 77.1 from 1 to 16 November and then escorted a convoy to New Georgia and back. She was ordered to rendezvous on 6 December with the Ormoc Attack Group to bombard enemy positions ashore and then to land the 77th Army Division there. The group arrived in the Ormoc Bay area the next morning, and Smith was stationed northeast of Ponson Island as fighter director ship. At 0945, enemy aircraft attacked the fleet. At least three suicide planes dived on Mahan and three on Ward (APD-16). Both were badly damaged and later sunk by friendly gunfire when it was ascertained the fires could not be brought under control or the ships salvaged. Air attacks continued throughout the morning and when the landing force was disembarked the attack group retired to Leyte.
Smith and DesRon 5, departing San Pedro with a resupply echelon for Ormoc Bay on 11 December, were attacked that evening in Leyte Gulf by a force of enemy planes. At 1704, Reid was hit by a bomb and a suicide plane. There was a violent explosion, and she heeled over and sank at 1706. Smith splashed four of the enemy planes. The next morning, the formation was again attacked by Japanese planes, and Caldwell (DD-605) was hit by a kamikaze which set her afire. No other hits were sustained by the destroyers, and Smith continued resupply operations until the 17th when she sailed to Manus for logistics and maintenance.
Smith was back in Leyte Gulf on 6 January 1945 as a unit in the screen of TG 79.2 proceeding to support amphibious landings in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon. There was a heavy air attack two days later in which Kitkun Bay (CVE-71) was seriously damaged by a kamikaze. Smith, 3,000 yards away, stood by to rescue survivors. She took on board over 200 sailors. On 9 January, she was able to transfer these men back to Kitkun Bay which was now proceeding under her own steam. Smith was then assigned to patrol the northern Lingayen Gulf. From 28 January to 20 February, she screened convoys to Hollandia, Sansapor, and Leyte. In Leyte on the 20th, she was assigned to screen a convoy to Mangarin Bay, Mindoro. While passing through the Mindanao Sea the next morning, Renshaw (DD-499) was hit by a torpedo and seriously damaged. Smith went alongside to transfer wounded, furnish electricity, and begin pumping out the after engine room with fire and bilge pumps. She towed Renshaw for six hours until she was relieved, to proceed independently to San Pedro and transfer the wounded who had been taken on board.
En route to Mindoro on the 24th, Smith picked up a radar contact that failed to respond to her blinker requesting identification. When the contact was illuminated, it proved to be a Japanese steam lugger of 200 tons. The target was taken under fire at 2147 and destroyed by 2158. Smith departed Mindoro on 26 February as a unit of the Puerta Princesa, Palawan Attack Group (TG 78.2). She was on station two days later and at 0818 began firing preliminary shore bombardment on "White Beach." She then patrolled the entrance of Palawan Harbor until 4 March. Smith was relieved from patrol and made two runs to Palawan as escort for supply ships.
On 24 March, Smith again sailed with TG 78.2. This time the objective was to transport and land the Americal Infantry Division at Cebu City, Cebu Island. Smith bombarded the landing beaches the morning of the assault, 28 March, and after the forces landed, provided them with call fire. Over one eight-day period, she expended 1,200 rounds of 5-inch ammunition. On 23 April, she departed the Philippines with orders to join TG 78.1 at Morotai.
The group sortied from Morotai on 27 April 1945 transporting the 26th Australian Infantry Brigade to Tarakan Island, Borneo, for an amphibious landing. Smith began preliminary bombardment of the landing beaches at 0700, 1 May, and remained on station until the 19th as call fire support ship, screening picket, and harbor entrance patrol. Smith retired to Morotai, sailed to Zamboanga, rendezvoused with Mettawee (AOG-17) and escorted her back to Tarakan. She then provided night gunfire support for the Australians until ordered back to Morotai.
There, she was attached to Rear Admiral Noble's TG 78.2 on 26 June and again sailed for Borneo. This time the objective was Balikpapan, Borneo, where the First Australian Corps was to be landed. Smith began shore bombardment at 0700, 1 July, and received return fire from enemy guns ashore that splashed close aboard. The Japanese gunners finally got her range and sent three shells through her number one stack. The shells failed to explode, and only superficial damage was done. One visible gun emplacement was taken under counterbattery fire and silenced. Smith left the next day for Morotai, picked up a resupply convoy, and was back in Balikpapan on 16 July. She departed on the 24th for San Pedro and tender availability.
Smith departed the Philippines on 15 August for Buckner Bay; remained there for two weeks and sailed for Nagasaki Harbor, Kyushu. On 15 September, 90 ex-prisoners of war boarded; and, the next morning, Smith steamed for Okinawa to transfer them to the United States. She picked up 90 more Allied military personnel at Nagasaki on 21 September and transported them back to Renville (APA-227) in Buckner Bay.
Smith arrived in Sasebo on 28 September and departed two days later for San Diego, via Pearl Harbor. She docked in San Diego on 19 November and remained there until ordered to Pearl Harbor on 28 December for disposal or inactivation. She arrived in Pearl Harbor on 3 January 1946 and assumed an inactive status. Smith was decommissioned on 28 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 25 February 1947.
Smith received six battle stars for World War II service.
He was United Mehodist Sunday school teacher. He was described as 6'3", brilliant blue eyes, large hands, very dry sense of humor.. As a child Jack was a totally white "tow-head". As an adult his hair was thick, wavy blond, turning prematurely grey then "snow white." Jack was 5"11 entering the Navy at 17 years old, he reached 6'3" by age 20. According to his wife of 51 years, Jack "had a great butt, it was small and flat." He was also known as JACK. He Jack Mossel, Memories. All Articles written by relatives of John "Jack" Berent MOSSEL,
by birth, adoption, or marriage.
Grandpa Mossel: Brooke Howell Mossel
I feel blessed to have been able to meet Grandpa Mossel. Kevin and I went to visit him at their home in L.A., in October 1994, before they moved to Las Vegas. He was so loving and warm to me he made me feel welcomed! He was very proud of their home and gave me a grand tour! I knew he was happy and content with live and the things he had! I was very happy I was able to be introduced to this great man before his passing and have continued enjoying hearing the fun stories about his live that I hear from other family members!
Love, Brooke Mossel
Grandpa Mossel: Starla Miller Stanley
The thing that stands out the most in my mind about Grandpa is his great love and wisdom. He had such a tender heart and quietly sat back watching everyone and had the wisdom to know people's hearts. Times I remember his heart. He and Grandma took my family to Disneyland and he wouldn't let me push my baby (Brandon) in the stroller. Grandpa demanded he push Brandon and keep him while I go on the rides. He would sit in the crowds with my son and wait for us to ride rides and he never complained. Then he surprised us with a room at the Disneyland Hotel with a crib in the room. He said it was so Brandon could sleep but Brandon was asleep in the stroller. Another time was at Christmas and I was struggling in my marriage to Mike and Grandpa and Grandma came to Mother and Jim's for Christmas. Grandma and Grandpa gave me a beautiful sweater and then Grandpa gave me a gift and said it was from him. I opened it and found a beautiful teddy bear. He smiled at me, and his eyes sparkled and he said every girl needed one. I hugged him and thanked him. His love was so strong. Of course who could forget his love for Grandma. He was so proud of her! I often speak to my husband about the love Grandpa had for Grandma. He would always glow and his eyes light up when he was sitting in a room quietly and watching Grandma talk with all her energy. Then there are his great Jack Mossel - jokes, and his serious card games. Boy was I happy when I would beat him in GOLF. I think it happened once. The night he sat at the kitchen table at Mother's house that last Christmas and just talked about the ships he was on, the stories of what happened and you felt like it was going on right then as he spoke. All my love to him. As he passed away, Sebastian, my son was born. They say every time a loved one goes they pass a loved one on their way. It is a happy thought for me that they passed each other. I am honored I knew Jack Mossel. I love you forever Grandpa. Thank you for loving me so quickly and strongly.
Uncle Jack: Steven Lee Parker
Many of us have shared and listened to the "classic" Uncle Jack stories. They run the gamut of time and place: collecting tables at Yosemite campsites and being chased by a cookie-loving moose (ask Aunt Betty about that!); losing Aunt Bettys piano on a mountain curve in Paradise (ask her about that too!); spreading nuts and bolts on the back parking lot of Claude Short Dodge in Santa Monica to keep Jim and me busy picking them up (ask Jim about that!); corny jokes (ask anyone about that!). Most of us have enjoyed these many times over.
Ive been trying to remember something I could share that isnt so well known.
What keeps coming to mind is a memory that goes back to a time when I was about 8 or 9 years old. Jim and I played on a YMCA baseball team and Uncle Jack was one of the coaches. My guess is that we were only on the team because of him. All the other players seemed to be older, bigger and better than we were. We rarely played, except in the last inning or after the outcome became evident. Uncle Jack always encouraged us though. I would get to bat in the final inning, swing and miss three times and be "outta there." This same scenario repeated itself nearly every week. The other players just overwhelmed me with their size and strength. Uncle Jack would put his arm around me, tell me to keep my chin up and "gettem next time, Stevie." In one game a teammate, batting with two strikes, hit a game winning home run and we all gathered around him as he touched home plate. Everyone tried to touch him somehow, patting him on the back, knocking his cap off his head and pushing his shoulders. Youd have thought wed won the World Series. Uncle Jack, along with the rest of us, joined in celebrating the young mans accomplishment. He told him, "You looked like a rusty gate swinging on those first two strikes, but you sure got a hold of that last one!" I thought that was so funny! I pictured an old squeaky gate, partly unhinged and leaning, in the middle of a picket fence. And meanwhile, I continued my pattern: get up in the last inning; swing and miss 3 times; go sit down; consoled by Uncle Jack. Finally, one week while swinging at what would usually be strike 3, I hit the ball! It was foul, just a blooper over the head of the first base coach, but I hit the ball! I was stunned and thrilled. Uncle Jack shouted and hollered. After the at-bat (yes, I struck out!), he came over, knocked the cap off my head and rubbed his knuckles on my hair. He made a big deal of my foul ball. Almost as big a deal as he had that teammates home run. What he communicated to me was that my accomplishment, so unimportant and inconsequential to the game, was important to him and I knew that he loved me.
The Dick Parker and Jack Mossel families went to lots of baseball games together and I have many fond memories of those events. But the best memory of baseball with my Uncle Jack is the season he cheered my foul ball.
Grandpa: Jessica Mossel
I think about Grandpa all the time, there are so many things I remember as a child about him. I loved the way he would always look at Jennifer and I so sincerely and call us "pumpkin" or "puddin." I still remember some of his corny jokes today and how he would rhyme things together like "stinky pinky." I remember not being allowed to disturb Grandpa when he was watching the Dodgers, or sit in his lazy boy. He would always play games with the grandkids and eat with a TV tray. I especially loved the attention he would give my sister Lizzy and always ask about her. What I remember and cherish most in my memories is what a kind-heart grandpa had.
Julie Rolle Mossel
It is so incredibly hard to put into words how special Dad was. There are so many memories that I have, even though I only knew him for 6 years. But the fondest ones were just spending time with him and Mom, playing cards, barbequing, gambling (boy, he was a lucky one!) He always greeted me with a big bear hug and wanted to know all about my work and was so proud when I told him any little success story. He was so proud of all his children and wanted nothing more than their happiness. I miss him so much...Love, Julie
Michael "Mike" John Mossel
To write about my dad is a feeling of great honor and, at the same time, a time of sadness as I miss him so much. To say he was a great influence in my life would be a tremendous understatement. He taught meso much in life, mostly with his actions, as dad was not a man of many words, especially when one of us kids did something we werent supposed to do.
When I was growing up, dad worked long and hard at his job, but amazingly was always deeply involved in my life. He participated in so many things with me, coaching my teams in the YMCA, scoring and announcing my baseball games, and shooting hoops in the front yard for what seems like every evening. (Dad had a mean set shot and could shoot free throws with the best of them.)
He taught me not only how to be a man, but also a father. I learned as a youngster how important it was to be involved in my own childrens activities. When I was about 12 years old, I was stopped by a policeman and given a ticket for riding my bike on the wrong side of the street. Seems kind of bogus now, but as a little kid, I thought I was in as much trouble with my dad as ever. When I got home, my mom said, "wait until your father gets home from work and we will deal with this". Well, then I knew I wouldnt see the light of day and I had another four miserable hours before he would walk through that door and my life would be over. I was petrified. Finally, in my room I hear his car come up the driveway and then he walks in the house. I hear "So, wheres the jailbird!" and he walks in my room and gives me a big hug and, in his quiet and calm way, tells me everything will be OK. You see, he had this uncanny ability to see that I had suffered through this already and he knew what a young son needed at that moment. Suffice to say, I never forgot that moment when, instead of giving me a heavy hand, he gave me love.
I know Jim will attest to the many times we did something that displeased my dad and we heard those dreaded words from him, "You two get in the bathroom". That was where appropriate action on his part as a father took place, if you know what I mean. But the truth is, Jim and I would already be crying before he met us there and most times would only give us that stern lecture that had a greater impression on us than anything else. My dads bark was way worse than his bite.
One of the truly great pleasures I had just before he became ill was taking him to a driving range to hit golf balls. Dad had always wanted to do that with me, but with busy lives, we never got around to it. But in late 1994 in Laughlin, Nevada, we went and hit balls, laughed at and with each other, and had an incredible time.
My father gave me a loving house to grow up in and loved my mom more than anything. He taught me integrity, patience, work ethic, honesty, dedication to family, and, of course humor. Oh yes, humor. His sense of humor is legendary. Everyone should remember that, living in our house, my siblings heard every one of dads jokes a thousand times. But he had a way of expression that made them work time after time after time.
My dad, along with mom, molded me and taught me values that I carry to this day. So, even though dad is no longer on this earth, he is still here within me, my brother, my mom, my uncles and their wives, and everyone else who was fortunate enough to share their lives with him. God bless you, Pop.
JoAnne Monroe Parker
My life was made so much richer for having crossed paths with Jack. I came to the family by marriage and have so enjoyed the stories of his growing up with the Parker family. I really got to know Jack when we took our trips together---Six of us in two trailers will do that. What fun we had, and we could always count on Jack to keep us laughing. Jack taught us all a lesson on how to live, and in the end of his life, he taught us all a way to die. I cherish my memories of Jack.
Robert "Bob" Webb Parker
Fun, funny, stoic, pigeon toed, blond, didn't have a jump shot, rode a bicycle like a mad man, rode long distances (Santa Monica to San Diego ) once your friend, it was for life. Once you were the enemy, look out. A member of the Parker family, had big hands, a natural way with kids. My life was better for being his brother (in-law), for sharing a room with he and Ed while growing up. What great memories. THANK GOD! Bob
Michael Steven Mossel
Jack Mossel was always quick with a joke. I really thought he was funny. I think I was his biggest fan when it came to his humor. I can remember when I was younger he'd get me up early on Sundays and we'd go bowling. We'd be the only ones at the bowling alley, and I feel we became closer from it. I miss him and I think of him often.
Keri Brown Mossel
I didn't know Grandpa very long before he passed away. But the memories I do have of him were he appeared to be a stoic man on the outside, but he was really a kind and tender-hearted man on the inside. He had a tremendous amount of love for his family. I can also remember his terrible jokes- you couldn't help but laugh at them. And if anybody ever misses his jokes, feel free to talk with his grandson, Michael, because Grandpa's humor lives on in him.
Susan Parker Lee
When I was a little girl, the most fun thing in the world was to go over and visit the Mossels (this was when then lived in Paradise) or have them visit us. I was heartbroken when they moved. Of course we tended to focus on the cousins but the adults of the group were pretty great. They were "safe" adults, grownups that you could talk to, know that they liked you and wouldnt jerk you around. Uncle Jack was very special with kids. I learned very quickly, not to take him too seriously, that he was such a jokester. I always laughed, I was a good audience which always encouraged him. He could be serious though, especially if you misbehaved or if you just needed comforting. I was not a child who was comfortable with grownups other than my parents. But I learned uncles (and aunts) were great people (I feel very sad for friends whose aunts and uncles were not so great).
When we went down to Southern California to visit everyone, I could hardly wait until we could see the Mossels (of course I always wanted to see Fred especially), because they were all (adults included) so fun. We used to drive places and I would always try to ride with Uncle Jack. We always got "lost" in the most fascinating places. I never knew if we were really lost or not because we always eventually got where we were supposed to be. One time we were on the freeway and drove by an accident. Traffic slowed as it does and it took us awhile to get by. Uncle Jack said, "Do you want to see it again?" And before we could answer, he whipped off the freeway, circled around went by again! Stuck in traffic again! This time we were ready when he asked if we wanted to see it again NO!!! And on we went to our unremembered destination.
Whenever I think of Uncle Jack, I remember the laughter, the feeling of comfort, the feeling that this was a person of such goodness that the world was a better place for his being here.
I've always had Uncle Jack to thank for getting us started on the trailer trips. That whole group had been so enthusiastic that I was trying to decide what vehicle we could afford to buy to pull a trailer. I had been thinking about the Jeep Cherokee but wasn't sure that it would pull it ok. I talked to Uncle Jack at length and he said that it would do just fine. He was right. We bought the Jeep, borrowed the trailer and spent a lot of fun hours.
I always enjoyed talking to him about his not liking to mow the lawn, about the ice cream factory, the trailer trips and the rest. It was a pleasure to know him.
I am glad the newsletter is about grandpa. I think of him often. When I was kid I think I was a little scared of grandpa because he was so intimidating. But now that I am older, I think, how could I have been scared of a man that called me "puddydunk"? I wish that I could have spent more time with him, I wish he could have taken me gambling and showed me his secrets, I wish he could have taken me to more Dodger games, I wish he could go with me to buy my new car (he was a good negotiator), I wish he could be there at my wedding..... I guess I will have to wait until I see him in heaven.
James Edward Mossel
The memory or thought that first comes to me when I think about my father are his hands. How powerful they could be; how gentle they could be; how guiding they could be; how loving they could be. His hands were physically enormous when I was young and very large when I became an adult. Thick, long fingers, strong grip, "Big Hands." Not NBA size; as the saying goes "he couldnt palm Sunday." But he held my world in them!
Visually I see those hands often in my mind. Catching a baseball without a glove, as hard as we could throw; Working on our bikes; Hand sanding cars, before he painted them; Playing cards or board games; Reading a book in his "off limits" chair with big hands covering the entire book; Bowling; Holding us standing on his hand, as soon as we could; Wrapped around my nieces, nephews, daughters and grandchildren; Holding my mothers hand as they walked and talked so often. His love shined for my mother, you could see it in how he held her with his hands.
When I was 5 we were sent to bed. Fred, Mike and I shared a room on Hemingway in Reseda. Fred and Mike, being the good lads they were, brushed their teeth and hoped into bed. I was last, last one turns off the lamp. I turned it on and off, on and off, on and off just to annoy my brothers. Unbeknown to me, Dad walked in and I got on big swat with a very big hand. The next morning before showering I looked in the mirror and I could still see that "big hand" mark on my butt. So I can truly testify how big & powerful those hands were (it covered my whole 5 year old butt). It wasnt the last time I felt that big hand.
When I was 10 or 11 we were playing ball out in the field near our home. I slide and popped the skin clear across my knee open. You could see my knee cap. My father came out and picked me up in those big hands. He drove me to the Doctors (Dr. Smith in Reseda). The office was closed so it was just Dad, Dr. Smith and me in the office. Dad became nurse! He held me down, so Dr. Smith could sew me up, with a force that made sure I was not going anywhere. But so gentle I felt safe and secure.
Dad had a way of talking to me (I do not think my brothers Fred and Mike had this privilege as often as I did) poking his finger in my left shoulder/chest area when he disciplined me. When I would look down at his hand, Dad would say "eyes son" meaning look him in the eyes. I think he thought that was the only way he could get through my thick Dutch-German head.
In the Spring between my Junior and Senior years at the University of Washington I was in a terrific weight lifting program. I could not wait to get home to challenge my Dad in arm wrestling. I had never beat him! After being in the house for about five minutes we were on the table. He grabbed my hand with that thick, big hand of his and all the confidence I had gained through all the pain of those many work outs left me. I won, but to this day I am not sure if he let me or not. I was 20 he was 48.
Nina, Starla and I took Brandon to Disneyland for the first time. Mother (Betty) was excited to go, as she always is, she loves the place. Dad hates crowds, but he wanted to push his great grandchild around and show him this fascinating world. He wrapped those big hands around that stroller and wouldnt let anyone else push Brandon. Those powerful hands were for protection!
In my life when I would fall, like Christ, my Dads hands would lift me up. When I look down at my own hands today, I see my Dads hands. Not as big, not as strong, not as skilled, but his hands. I miss him! He was my friend, my advisor, my father. I love him. My brother Mike, and my loving wife Nina have helped fill the enormous void of his physical presence with their love and friendship.
I testify, to all who read this, that I believe families are forever. That in Heavenly Fathers plan I will be with those big hands again. I believe that my father is, on occasion, looking down at us with that touch of love I felt through those hands all my life.
Merle Capps Parker
There are many memories in our minds eye knowing Jack for 50+ years. We just want to mention one aspect of his personality as we experienced it. He was usually a quiet man and when he listened to you speak, he really listened and then expressed his thoughts. We believe he made everyone around him comfortable and at ease. We know too that he honored and loved Betty and his family above all else. When we were with him, even for a short time, he would tell us what the "kids" were doing and how proud he was of each one in their different studies, sports, etc. We miss him so very much, but so glad our paths crossed for a good long time here on earth.
Nina Davis Miller
Dad was in my life for only five years. Such a short time. Such a tremendous impact! The thought that comes to mind when I think of Dad is "simplicity." The simplicity of a man who knew who he was and what he believed in. He lived the same wherever he was, whoever he was with. No pretense to impress, no crudeness with "just the guys," no moral experimentation to discover himself.
A man who devoted his life to a family and extended family that he loved above all else. A man who lived at 70 years of age much as he had lived at 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 years of age. A man who knew who he was and lived the same way if someone was watching or not. A man who had the courage to be who he was throughout all his years.
I miss those brilliant blue eyes that were so honest. Those brilliant blue eyes that filled with emotion while that strong Dutch jaw held a tight firm line. I miss you in so many little days Dad! Thank you for your son, my husband, who continues to teach our family daily, by your examples.
Uncle Jack was the biggest joker I have ever known (although Uncle Rick Parker is trying to keep up it seems). My family and I would always visit Uncle Jack and Aunt Betty when we went to Disneyland and we'd hang out with Jennifer and Kevin(and Uncle Jack and Aunt Betty of course). I was pretty young when we stayed with them, but I remember never being able to figure out whether Uncle Jack was serious or not. His face would never give away whether he was joking or not, and I always was somewhat in awe of him, but I still liked to try to tease him anyway. I wish I remembered more, but I have a general feeling of happiness and love that went with visiting Uncle Jack and Aunt Betty, they were so much fun for
us kids to hang out with, especially with that rubber melted ice cream bar that he'd try to fool us with. He was pretty darn funny!
He served in the military in Presidential Unit Citation. USS Smith went to the south Pacific in October 1942 to join in the fight to hold Guadalcanal. While screening Enterprise with battleship South Dakota, heavy cruiser Portland, anti-aircraft cruiser San Juan and destroyers Porter (DesRon 5 flagship), Mahan, Conyngham, Shaw, Cushing, Preston and Maury during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, she was hit by a Japanese torpedo bomber that deliberately crashed into her forward superstructure. Despite extensive damage and the loss of nearly sixty crewmen, Smith was able to extinguish her fires, in part by dousing them in South Dakotas wake, and continued to defend her task force for which she was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation.
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to the
UNITED STATES SHIP SMITH
for service as set forth in the following
For outstanding performance during action against enemy Japanese forces off Santa Cruz Islands, October 26, 1942. Although a hostile torpedo plane crashed on her forecastle and exploded at the height of the battle, the SMITH, with her forward topside abandoned and aflame, gallantly held to her screening position on an aircraft carrier and fought off attacking planes until the fire could be extinguished. Her survival is a distinctive tribute to the invincible fighting spirit of her officers and men.
For the President,
Secretary of the Navy
Parents: John Berend MOSSEL and Adelaide CRUNDEN.
John Joseph MOSSEL was born on 18 Apr 1897 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. He died on 11 May 1954 in South Bend, St. Joseph, IN. He died on 11 May 1954 in South Bend, St. Joseph, IN. Parents: Derk Nies MOSSEL and Johanna Jacoba DERTIEN.
Kathrine MOSSEL birth father was (Benjamin ) Berend Koenes MOSSEL. She was born in Nov 1883 in Groningen, Netherlands. She resided at on 4 Jul 1937 in Kalamazoo, MI (time of Father's death). She died in 1961. She Children stayed with Aunt until Navy transfered John Sr. to Santa Monica, CA he took kids to CA.. She had the following children Louise GAHIDE (Finley), Benjamin GAHIDE, Kathryn GAHIDE, Peter J. GAHIDE. She had the following children Clara Kate & John Jr. lived with father's sister Kathryn after John & Adelaide's divorce.. She had the following step-mother(s) Ellen Dean MORAY BODINE. She birth mother was Klaassine VONDLING. Parents: Berend Koenes MOSSEL and Klaassien "Clausine" VONDELING.
Kevin Louis MOSSEL (Private). Parents: Michael John MOSSEL .
Koeno MOSSEL was born on 20 Mar 1863 in Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands. He died on 12 Oct 1863 in Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands. Parents: Koeno Hindirks MOSSEL and Grietje "Grace" Meinders BOSKER.
Koeno MOSSEL was born on 7 May 1878 in Netherlands. He died on 3 Nov 1887. Parents: Meindert MOSSEL and Luktje HAKKOER.
Koeno MOSSEL Parents: Lourens MOSSEL and Johanna van WIJNGAARDEN.
Koeno MOSSEL was born on 31 Jan 1890 in Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands. He died on 15 Oct 1973 in Delfzijl, Groningen, Netherlands. Parents: Meindert MOSSEL and Luktje HAKKOER.
Koeno Hindirks MOSSEL was born on 19 Dec 1818 in Niewolda, Groningen, Netherlands. Birth father: Hindrik Koenes MOSSEL, b. 9 Jun 1783 d. 30 Mar 1843; Birth mother: Wyke Derks KROON b. 25 Mar 1785 d.28 Sept 1829. He had the following step-mother(s). He died on 5 Oct 1865 in Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands. Have copy of Official Dutch Death Certificate of Koeno Hindrik Mossel from Netherlands. He was a Farmer. Parents: Hindrik Koenes MOSSEL and Wijke Derks KROON.
He was married to Grietje "Grace" Meinders BOSKER on 16 Dec 1848 in Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands. Children were: Wyke MOSSEL, Hindrik MOSSEL, Eppien MOSSEL, Berendina MOSSEL, Meindert MOSSEL, Jacobus MOSSEL, Dirkje MOSSEL, Berend Koenes MOSSEL, Koeno MOSSEL, Wiepko MOSSEL, Derk Nies MOSSEL, Derkje MOSSEL.
Lourens MOSSEL was born on 14 Dec 1884 in Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands. He died on 22 Feb 1972 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Parents: Meindert MOSSEL and Luktje HAKKOER.
Lukas MOSSEL died on 2 Feb 1968 in Haarlem, Nethrlands. He was born in Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands. Parents: Meindert MOSSEL and Luktje HAKKOER. Parents: Lourens MOSSEL and Johanna van WIJNGAARDEN.
He was married to Elziena STEGMEIJER on 23 Jul 1909 in Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands. Children were: Meindert MOSSEL, Battelina MOSSEL, Luktje Jantina MOSSEL, Jan MOSSEL, Geertje MOSSEL, Elske MOSSEL, Reindeer MOSSEL, Berend MOSSEL.
Luktje MOSSEL died on 10 Aug 1982 in Groningen, Netherlands. Parents: Berend MOSSEL and Anna STEGMEYER.
Luktje MOSSEL (Private). Parents: Koeno MOSSEL and Sanna WEZEMAN.
She was married to Loete LANDMAN on 1 Aug 1935 in Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands.
Luktje MOSSEL (Private). Parents: Meindert MOSSEL and Lucretia LANDMAN.
Luktje Jantina MOSSEL (Private). Parents: Lukas MOSSEL and Elziena STEGMEIJER.
She was married to J. MONNE.
Male MOSSEL Parents: Roelf MOSSEL and UNKNOWN.
Margaret MOSSEL was born on 1 Nov 1915 in Goodell, Hancock, Iowa. She died on 8 Oct 1916 in Goodell, Hancock, Iowa. Parents: Derk Nies MOSSEL and Johanna Jacoba DERTIEN.
Margaret Katherine MOSSEL was born on 18 Apr 1908 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. She died on 25 Jun 1909 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. She was buried in Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI. Parents: Derk Nies MOSSEL and Johanna Jacoba DERTIEN.
Marissa MOSSEL (Private). Parents: Kevin Louis MOSSEL and Brooke HOWELL.
Meindert MOSSEL was born on 15 Jul 1853 in Woldendorp, Groningen, Netherlands. He had the following children M) Koeno b) 7 May 1878 d) 3 Nov 1887. CHILDREN OF KOENO HINDIRK MOSSEL AND GRIETJE MEINDERTS BOSKER
M-Jan Mossel married Geertje TELKAKMP 21 May 1902
Jan Died 24 Aug 1962 Groningen, Netherlands
M-Berend Mossel married Anna STEGMEIJER 22 Mar 1907
Berend Died 24 Sep 1974 Delfzijl, Groningen, Netherlands
M-Lourens Mossel married Johanna VAN WIJNGAARDEN 17 May 1911,
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Lourens Died 22 Feb 1974, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
M-Lukas Mossel married Elziena STEGMEIJER 23 Jul 1909,
Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands
Lukas Died 7 Feb 1968, Ijmuiden, Begraafplaats Duinhof
CHILDREN OF LUKAS MOSSEL & ELZIENA STEGMEIJER
M- Meindert, b. 21 Nov 1909, Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands
Married: K. VAN DER PLAS on 17 May 1934
Meindert Died 1968
F- Battelina , b. 17 Jan 1912,Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands
Married: K. BRONS
F-Luktje Jantina, b. 30 Apr 1915,Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands
Married: J. MONNAE
F-Geeretje, b. 10 Jul 1921,Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands
Married I.H. CORNELISSE on 23 Oct 1947
F-Elske, b. 13 Dec 1927,Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands
Married F. JONGELING on 2 Sep 1948
M-Reinder, b. 17 Dec 1929, Velsen, Netherlands
Married: B. STRUIKSMA on 12 Jan 1956
M- Berend, b. 20 Oct 1932, Velsen, Netherlands
Married: U. CNOSSEN on 20 Sep 1961
He died on 23 Oct 1926. Parents: Koeno Hindirks MOSSEL and Grietje "Grace" Meinders BOSKER.
He was married to Luktje HAKKOER on 31 May 1878 in Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands. Children were: Koeno MOSSEL, Jan MOSSEL, Hindrik MOSSEL, Berend MOSSEL, Lourens MOSSEL, Grietje MOSSEL, Lukas MOSSEL, Koeno MOSSEL, Meindert MOSSEL, Elske MOSSEL.
Meindert MOSSEL (Private). Parents: Berend MOSSEL and Anna STEGMEYER.
Meindert MOSSEL Parents: Lourens MOSSEL and Johanna van WIJNGAARDEN.
Meindert MOSSEL (Private). Parents: Lukas MOSSEL and Elziena STEGMEIJER.
He was married to K. van der PLAS.
Meindert MOSSEL was born on 29 Feb 1892 in Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands. He died on 1 Jul 1961 in Velsen, Netherlands. Parents: Meindert MOSSEL and Luktje HAKKOER.
He was married to Lucretia LANDMAN on 26 May 1916 in Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands. Children were: Sietske MOSSEL , Meindert MOSSEL, Arend Tjark MOSSEL, Luktje MOSSEL, Fenna Jantiena MOSSEL, Elske MOSSEL.
Meindert MOSSEL (Private). Parents: Meindert MOSSEL and Lucretia LANDMAN.
He was married to M.B.R. van der POEL on 9 Sep 1939.
Michael John MOSSEL (Private). Parents: John Berent MOSSEL and Betty Jean PARKER.
Michael Steven MOSSEL (Private). Parents: Michael John MOSSEL .
Miepke Hindriks MOSSEL was born in 1811 in Woldendorp, Groningen, Netherlands. Birth father: Hindrik Koenes MOSSEL, b. 9 Jun 1783 d. 30 Mar 1843; Birth mother: Wyke Derks KROON b. 25 Mar 1785 d.28 Sept 1829. Birth record not found in Book of Baptism in Woldendorp, Groningen, Netherlands She died on 13 Jan 1830 in 19 years old at death. Parents: Hindrik Koenes MOSSEL and Wijke Derks KROON.
Nancy Lee MOSSEL (Private). Parents: Raymond Harold MOSSEL and Ruby Lee MEAD.
Parker Berent MOSSEL (Private). Parents: Kevin Louis MOSSEL and Brooke HOWELL.
Ralph Richard MOSSEL was born on 25 Oct 1906 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI. He died on 30 Jun 1947 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. died from a heart attack. He had an enlarged heart. He was buried. He was also known as "Rallie" and "Whitie" when he was older.. Ralph was 6' tall, blonde hair, blue eyes. His hair was very, very blonde. He was a truck driver. Ralph and his brothers George & Hyke (Harold) worked for their Dad, Derk Mossel. Derk was a cement contractor. Ralph drove the cement truck. Ralph worked for the Old Dutch Oil Company driving truch when he lived in Muskegon, MI. He drove truch for the Grand Rapids Motor Express. He would take a round trip to Chicago and back. He drove truck for Reliable Cartage Co. He died of Acute myocardial Infarction due to ASHD Cornary Sclarosis Diabetes melitis (10 year plus). Dr. Lawrence R. Feenstra M.D. attending physician. Funeral Home, Zaagman Memorial Chapel, 1865 Eastern, Grand Rapids, MI. Clergyman Officiating, Rev. Fred W. Van Houten
Interment: Garfield Park Cemetery, Kalamazoo Ave., Grand Rapids, Michigan. Parents: Derk Nies MOSSEL and Johanna Jacoba DERTIEN.
He was married to Lavina VANDER MOLEN on 7 Feb 1928 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI. Lavina married first to Ralph MOSSEL. They divorced. After their son, Raymond Harold MOSSEL was born in 1930, they remarried. They divorced again about 1938. After the divorce, Lavina and Ray lived with Lavina's parents. After Lavina's parents died, Lavina and Ray lived iwth Aunt Lou (Lucille, Lavina's sister). Just before Ray's 10th birthday, they moved to 3144 Byron Center Road to John Berends. John Berend's wife had passed away. He needed a housekeeper and someone to take care of his younger children. This gave Lavina and Ray a place to live, and Lavina had work to help support them. Later John and Lavina Married . They were married until Lavina passed away. Children were: Raymond Harold MOSSEL .
He was married to Evelyn HARRIS on 8 Mar 1941 in Muskegon, MI.
He was married to Georgia STANTON on 1 Feb 1947 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI.
Ralph Richard MOSSEL was born on 25 Oct 1905 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. He died on 30 Jun 1947 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. Ralph died from a heart attack. He had an enlarged heart. He was buried Restlawn cemetery in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI. He was also known as. He was a truck driver. Parents: Derk Nies MOSSEL and Johanna Jacoba DERTIEN.
Raymond Harold MOSSEL was born on 15 Oct 1930 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI. He resided at Berends Family about 1940. Lavina married first to Ralph MOSSEL. They divorced. After their son, Raymond Harold MOSSEL was born in 1930, they remarried. They divorced again about 1938. After the divorce, Lavina and Ray lived with Lavina's parents. After Lavina's parents died, Lavina and Ray lived iwth Aunt Lou (Lucille, Lavina's sister). Just before Ray's 10th birthday, they moved to 3144 Byron Center Road to John Berends. John Berend's wife had passed away. He needed a housekeeper and someone to take care of his younger children. This gave Lavina and Ray a place to live, and Lavina had work to help support them. Later John and Lavina Married . They were married until Lavina passed away.
Note: There are many MOSSEL family member's named BERENDS. John Berend MOSSEL. Do not know if this was a MOSSEL. He resided at 2705 Avon Ave. Wyoming, Michigan before 1964. He resided at 99 East 27th Street, Holand Michigan. in 1997. He died on 6 Jul 1999 in Holland, Allegan Co., MI. died at home in 1999 at Holland, MI USA
99 E 37th
Holland, Allegan County, MI
Raymond H. Mossel, aged 68, of Holland, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at his home. Born in Grand Rapids, he graduated from Wyoming High School. He served in the U.S. Navy in Korea on the U.S.S. Gearing DD710 as a ships cook. Ray moved with his family to Holland during the early 60's. He owned and operated Muzzy's in both Holland and Zeeland until 1996. He was a member of Maranatha C.R.C., as well as the American Legion Post #6, Indiana-St. Joe Valley Ramblers #87 and Sunset Coast Holiday Rambler #422. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Mossel and Lavina Vander Molen-Mossel-Berends. Also, step-father, John "Pops" Berends; brothers, Edgar, John and Tressa Berends, Ken and Jean Berends; sisters-in-law, Elsie "Jean" Berends, Betty Berends, Carolyn Raeside; and brothers-in-law, Ronald Kryger and Henry Charles Mead. He is survived by his wife, Ruby (Mead) Mossel; children, Donna and Jerry Hamberg of Holland, Douglas and Amy Mossel of Holland, Nancy and Todd Van Antwerp of Zeeland, Dawn and Scott Ter Vree of Zeeland, Debra and Brian Swanson of Holland, Brenda and Timothy Price of Holland; grandchildren, Matthew and Michael Hamberg, Stacey and Christopher Mossel, Tanya and Terry Van Antwerp, Jessica, Justin, Austin Swanson, Nathan Price; brothers, Joe Berends of Wyoming, Harvey Berends of Wyoming, Elmer "Al" and Doris Bereneds of NJ-FL, Roger and Vivian Berends of Holland; sister, Shirley and Don Smith of Jenison; sister-in-law, Gertrude Berends of FL; in-laws, Barbara Kryger of Ada, Lee Raeside of Wyoming, Dick and Bonnie Pierce of Wyoming, Paul and Shirley Pierce of Omaha, NE; also nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Friday 11 AM at Maranatha C.R.C., 918 Central Ave., Holland with Rev. Dan Ackerman officiating. Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Friends may call on the family Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Homes, 188 West 32nd St. Memorial gifts may be given to Hospice of Holland. Begraven in 1999 te Zeeland Cemetery, MI USA. Parents: Ralph Richard MOSSEL and Lavina VANDER MOLEN.
He was married to Ruby Lee MEAD on 4 Oct 1952 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI. Children were: Donna Lynn MOSSEL, Douglas Allan MOSSEL, Nancy Lee MOSSEL, Dawn Renae MOSSEL, Debra Kay MOSSEL, Brenda Sue MOSSEL.
Reindeer MOSSEL (Private). Parents: Lukas MOSSEL and Elziena STEGMEIJER.
He was married to B. STRUIKSMA on 12 Jan 1956.
Roelf MOSSEL was born on 9 May 1843 in Waldendorp, (Termunten), Groningen, Netherlands. Father "UNKNOWN" means mother of child was unmarried He served in the military on 11 Dec 1861 in Department of War Seal. decree established 11 Dec 1861
KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS
Department of war, commander officer of 8th Regiment infanty issued passport to soldier, MOSSEL, Roelf, son of unknown and Derktje, born in Termuntn, Groningen, 9 May 1843. The last place he lived, Termunten, Groningen, Netherlands.
Height el, 7 palm, 3 duin, 1 streep is the equal to about 5 feet & 8 inches (1 el is 1 yard or 36") 7 palm is 1 decimeter is 3.9370, so 7 times 33.9370 eqia;s 27/55 inches. 3 duin figures 2 duin is 2" , so 3 times 2" equals 6 inches. 1 streep, means a hair, adds up to 69'55". divide by 12 and it equals 5.7 or 5.8 Face-oval, Forehead-normal, Blue-eyes, Nose-big, Mouth-the same, Chin-round, Hair-blond, Eye Brown-the same, specific scars-none.
Register No. 58393
This paper is to terminate Roelf's military time of service.
RECORD OF SERVICE:
8th Regiment of Infanty. He was assigned 12 May 1863. His number was 6th drawn for the service. From Termunten, Groningen, Nethrlands. Under No. 6, September 13, 1864 he was on extended leave. (long furlough). 14 april 1867 he was picked up as a deserter, the reason being, not fulfilling his term. (Note, he didn't return when his furlough was up.) On 30 July 1867, again brought back to the fort. He was aquitted of the accusation of desertion by the military court and went to a highter military court. On 23 he was acquitted. On the same date he was sent on another furlough. With above mentioned the balance of pay_____(nothing in this space). He declared to have (there was nothing in this space) all civil and military men are requested to travel free and unhindered and if necessary, give help or assistance to him.
Signature of the passport SEAL
Roelf Mossel's signature Commandant of the Reg. J.N.F. Regiment
Signature of the Secretary Arnhem, 11 May 1868
The colonel DeBock
Rolef received a free train ticket, so he could travel from Scheemda to Groningen.
Only used when called He died on 15 Jun 1901 in Finsterwolde, Groningen, Netherlands. He was a Farmhand, living at Ekamp, Community of Finsterwolde. Parents: Derkje Hindriks MOSSEL.
He was married to Geeske (Grace) HAM DE VOOGD on 16 Oct 1868 in Finsterwolde, Groningen, Netherlands. Children were: Dirk Nies MOSSEL, Geesien MOSSEL, Dorothy MOSSEL, Haiko (Harold) MOSSEL, Roelf MOSSEL, Jerry MOSSEL, Grietje (Grace, Greitze) MOSSEL , Antko MOSSEL.
Roelf MOSSEL (Private). Parents: Roelf MOSSEL and Annechien KAMPYON.
Roelf MOSSEL was born on 13 Apr 1881 in Finsterwolde, Ekamp, Reiderland, Groningen, (NL). Parents: Roelf MOSSEL and Geeske (Grace) HAM DE VOOGD.
He was married to Annechien KAMPYON on 20 Jul 1917 in Finsterwolde, Ekamp, Reiderland, Groningen, (NL). Children were: Hendrik SCHUUR, Roelf MOSSEL, Hendertje MOSSEL, Tjaart MOSSEL, Geeske MOSSEL, Annechien MOSSEL, Aiko MOSSEL.