Daller Family Genealogy

A few pictures I've recently acquired. I have many truly 'ancient' family pictures, even some daguerreotypes, that I would like to scan and add. Here's a few I discovered online:

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Jan Havickszoon Steen

1626 - buried Feb 3, 1679

Born Leyden, The Netherlands

Died Leyden, The Netherlands

Remarkably, given the meager living he made from art, Jan Steen was the humorist among Dutch painters. He persevered, creating nearly eight hundred pictures, most with a moral beneath the wit. A prosperous brewer's son, Steen enrolled in Leyden University in 1646, but by 1648 he was helping to found the Leyden Guild of Saint Luke. His teachers may have included Nikolaus Knüpfer. Steen was not one to stay put; he lived in The Hague; Haarlem; Leyden, where he ran a tavern; and Delft, where he leased a brewery. He married Jan van Goyen's daughter.

Steen dated few paintings and frequently varied his style. His range included riotous tavern scenes and gentle lessons. His commonplace interiors with ordinary people look straightforward, but he usually included a moral, sometimes as an inscription. Allusions to old proverbs, emblems, literature, and the theater abound. A lifelong Catholic, he painted more than sixty religious pictures, usually treating them like incidents in seventeenth-century Holland and not holding back on the humanity or humor. Steen's skill in rendering light and texture rank him with Gerard ter Borch. He frequently portrayed himself in pictures--not necessarily flatteringly. The Dutch call a lively, untidy home a "Jan Steen household".

from J. Paul Getty Museum

Jan Havickszoon Steen (c. 1626 – buried 3 February 1679) was a Dutch genre painter of the 17th century (also known as the Dutch Golden Age). His works are known for their psychological insight, sense of humour and abundance of colour.

Daily life was Jan Steen's main pictorial theme. Many of the genre scenes he portrayed, as in The Feast of Saint Nicholas, are lively to the point of chaos and lustfulness, even so much that "a Jan Steen household", meaning a messy scene, became a Dutch proverb (een huishouden van Jan Steen). Subtle hints in his paintings seem to suggest that Steen meant to warn the viewer rather than invite him to copy this behaviour. Many of Steen's paintings bear references to old Dutch proverbs or literature. He often used members of his family as models, and painted quite a few self-portraits in which he showed no tendency of vanity.

Steen did not shy from other themes: he painted historical, mythological and religious scenes, portraits, still lifes and natural scenes. His portraits of children are famous. He is also well known for his mastery of light and attention to detail, most notably in Persian rugs and other textiles.

Steen was prolific, producing about 800 paintings, of which roughly 350 survive. His work was valued much by contemporaries and as a result he was reasonably well paid for his work.

from Wikipedia

Winter Scene by Jan Steen 1650
Peasants before an Inn by Jan Steen 1653
A Burgomaster of Delft and his daughter Adolf en Catharina Croeser aan de Oude Delft by Jan Steen 1655
The Bowling Game by Jan Steen 1655
Fantasy Interior with Jan Steen and the Family of Gerrit Schouten by Jan Steen 1659-60
Woman at her Toilet La Toilette by Jan Steen 1659-60
The Love Sick Maiden 1660 by Jan Steen
The Marriage bed of Tobias and Sarah by Jan Steen 1660
Skittles Players Outside an Inn by Jan Steen 1660-3
Rhetoricians at a Window by Jan Steen 1661-6
Beware of Luxury by Jan Steen 1663
The Dancing Couple by Jan Steen 1663
The Doctor's Visit by Jan Steen 1665
The Dissolute Household 1663-4 by Jan Steen
The Feast of Saint Nicholas by Jan Steen 1663-65
The Doctor's Visit by Jan Steen 1665
The Drawing Lesson by Jan Steen 1665
The Way You Hear It by Jan Steen 1665
The Merry Family by Jan Steen 1668
Merry Company on a Terrace by Jan Steen 1670
Self Portrait by Jan Steen 1670
The Lute Player by Jan Steen

Steen family

Ephraim Steen 1847-1893
Headstone Nathaniel Steen and Isabella McKenzie
Headstone Nathaniel Steen 1800-1867 and Isabella McKenzie 1800-1893
Headstone William Stten 1774-1838 and Rebecca Weylie 1774-1867
Isabella McKenzie 1801-1893
Mary Ritchie Steen 1848-1932
Nathaniel Steen 1800-1867
Nathaniel Steen 1800-1867
Nathaniel Steen 1800-1867
William Steen Lot Meadowvale
William Steen Lot Meadowvale bought ~1882 $500 200 acres

I've entered all the various data that my father collected into a database from many scraps and sheets of paper. I first started using software of my own design, then bought a commercial package, 'Family Tree Maker', sometime in the 80's. I printed out a complete set of data and charts for my Dad to show him that all the information he had collected was not lost, and that it was compiled into a complete, coherent picture. I hadn't done anything with the information for many years until recently I retrieved a backup file of the data and an old copy of the software. The software was being retired and no longer supported so I was happy I could export all the data from the propietary format to GEDCOM, an open standard format. I've been experimenting with an open source program called Gramps which seems to be very detailed and technically advanced. Gramps has the capability of generating a website that I may be able to embed in this website which I haven't yet explored. But for now, I've copied the data to another open source website software called Webtrees that is very nice with a lot of attractive charts and navigation features. At present, this Webtrees website is view-only, I'm reserving all edit functions to the Gramps system on my PC.

Here is a link to this experimental site: Daller Family Tree.

Some of the families included are:

  • Daller (27) - father's paternal family (Dain W., Douglas H., Donald J., John H., John A., Herman, Anton)
  • Wiandt (78) - mother's paternal family, (John Thomas, Thomas Jefferson, Jesse)
  • Weirich (67) - mother's maternal family, (Maude Ethel, Samuel P, Daniel W.)
  • Sinz (35) - father's maternal family, (Emma Rosalia, Fridolin, Joseph)
  • Poch (23) - father's maternal grandmother's family, (Augusta, August)