Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Reconstruction of the Knura Family's Migration

My grandfather Adolph Knura was not the first of his family to come to Voorschoten and he was also not the last. Throughout the first half of the 20th century his siblings came and went between Voorschoten (and surrounding places) and Bottrop. Only my grandfather and his elder sister Anna stayed in Voorschoten. In an effort to document their trips back and forth over the border, I have searched the digitalized newspaper archive of the Regional Archive Leiden. Although this has given me a lot of information, it is by no means complete, nor is it always accurate. However, it is likely going to be all that I have, as I can’t think of another source at the moment. So, for better or worse, I present to you: the migration of the Knura siblings.

Sometime before August 1924: Anna Knura arrives in Leiden from Germany

August 1924: Anna Knura moves from Leiden to Kasteel Oud Wassenaar (Castle Old Wassenaar) in Wassenaar

Sometime before January 1925: Maria Knura arrives in Leiden from Germany (possibly together with her sister Anna?)

January 1925: Maria Knura moves from Leiden to Grutonstrasse 5, Bottrop, Germany

1928: Anna Knura marries L.J. van Aken and moves to Donklaan 30, Voorschoten

February/March 1932: Adolph Knura moves from Germany to Donklaan 30, Voorschoten

Sometime before 1933: E. Knura moves from Germany to Voorschoten

June 1933: E. Knura (male) moves from Voorschoten to Bottrop, Germany

August 1933: E. Knura (male) moves from Bottrop Germany to Donklaan 30, Voorschoten

Sometime between August 1933 and July 1936: E. Knura moves from Voorschoten to Germany


May 1934: Karl Knura moves from Germany to Voorschoten

June 1935: Karl Knura moves from Voorschoten to Germany


July 1936: E. Knura (male) moves from Germany to Donklaan 12, Voorschoten

January 1937: E. Knura (male) moves from Voorschoten to Bottrop, Germany



I have no records of any Knura’s migrating after 1937.


Sources:

"Opgave van personen die uit Leiden zijn vertrokken," Leidsch Dagblad, 13 August 1924, Vertrokken Mej. A. Knura, Wassenaar, Kasteel Oud Wassenaar; on-line scans, Digitaal Krantenarchief Regionaal Archief Leiden (http://leiden.courant.nu/ : accessed 4 April 2010); page 2/8.

"Lijst vestiging en vertrek," Nieuwe Leidsche Courant, 28 January 1925, Vertrokken: Mej. M. Knura, Bottrop (D), Grutonstrasse 5; On-line scan, Digitaal Krantenarchief Regionaal Archief Leiden (http://leiden.courant.nu/ : accessed 4 April 2010); page 8/8. From context: she left Leiden.

"Loop der bevolking - Voorschoten," Leidsch Dagblad, 1 March 1932, Gevestigd: A. Knura, Donklaan 30, van Duitsland; On-line scans, Digitaal Krantenarchief Regionaal Archief Leiden (http://leiden.courant.nu/ : accessed 4 April 2010); page 6/12.

"Loop de bevolking - Voorschoten," Nieuwe Leidsche Courant, 21 June 1933, Vertrokken: E. Knura n Bottrop (Dld.); On-line scans, Digitaal Krantenarchief Regionaal Archief Leiden (http://leiden.courant.nu/ : accessed 4 April 2010); page 6/8.

"Loop der bevolking - Voorschoten," Leidsch Dagblad, 19 June 1933, Vertrokken: E. Knura naar Bottrop (Dld.); On-line scans, Digitaal Krantenarchief Regionaal Archief Leiden (http://leiden.courant.nu/ : accessed 4 April 2010); page 11/14.

"Loop der bevolking - Voorschoten," Leidsch Dagblad, 5 August 1933, Gevestigd: E. Knura, Donklaan 30, van Bottrop (Dld); On-line scans, Digitaal Krantenarchief Regionaal Archief Leiden (http://leiden.courant.nu/ : accessed 4 April 2010); page 7/14.

"Voorschoten - Ingekomen," Leidsche Courant, 4 August 1933, Ingekomen: E. Knura, Donklaan 30, van Bottrop, (Dld.); On-line scans, Digitaal Krantenarchief Regionaal Archief Leiden (http://leiden.courant.nu/ : accessed 4 April 2010); page 7/10.

"Loop der bevolking - Voorschoten," Leidsch Dagblad, 8 July 1936, Gevestigd: E. Knura, Donklaan 12; On-line scans, Digitaal Krantenarchief Regionaal Archief Leiden (http://leiden.courant.nu/ : accessed 4 April 2010); page 7/12.

"Loop der bevolking - Voorschoten," Leidsch Dagblad, 4 January 1937, Vertrokken: E. Knura naar Bottrop, Dld.; On-line scans, Digitaal Krantenarchief Regionaal Archief Leiden (http://leiden.courant.nu/ : accessed 4 April 2010); page 8/14.

"Loop der bevolking - Voorschoten," Nieuwe Leidsche Courant, 28 May 1934, Ingekomen: Karl Knura van Duitsland; On-line scans, Digitaal Krantenarchief Regionaal Archief Leiden (http://leiden.courant.nu/ : accessed 4 April 2010); page 6/8.

"Loop der bevolking - Voorschoten," Leidsch Dagblad, 19 May 1934, Ingekomen: Karl Knura van Duitsland; On-line scans, Digitaal Krantenarchief Regionaal Archief Leiden (http://leiden.courant.nu/ : accessed 4 April 2010); page 6/20.

"Loop der bevolking - Voorschoten," Leidsch Dagblad, 22 June 1934, Vertrokken: K. Knura naar Duitsland; On-line scans, Digitaal Krantenarchief Regionaal Archief Leiden (http://leiden.courant.nu/ : accessed 4 April 2010); page 7/16.

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