Miniatuur van gebedenboek Joannes Petrus Waterloo
Miniature from the prayer book for Petrus Joannes Waterloo, signed J.P.W. fecit (1829), about 10x15 cm.

History and Art of the Waterloo family, Amsterdam

The history of the Waterloo family in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, started after Gaspar Waterlot, a cloth-cutter, moved from Northern France to Holland. This happened around 1600 during the persecution of the Huguenots, who were French followers of protestant Calvin in the period of the Reformation.

De familie Waterloo in Amsterdam stamt af van Gaspar Waterlot (spelling 1621; Watterlo in 1653) die van Wattrelos bij Lille naar Amsterdam verhuisde in de tijd van de vervolging van de Hugenoten. Leden van de familie Waterloo hebben sinds het begin van de 17e eeuw continu in Amsterdam gewoond, eerst in de Jordaan maar later, in de 20ste eeuw, in de Pijp.

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The name of the Waterloo family was initially spelled as Waterlot (1621) or Watterlo (1653) in the official records, being a reference to the small village of Wattrelos near Roubaix-Lille (see pictures below) in North France. Etches by Antonius Waterlot were signed with Antoni Waterlo (or A.W.).

Photographs of the city of Wattrelos near Roubaix-Lille in Northern France taken in September 2007.
Wattrelos, entry from Roubaix
Wattrelos, sign post
Wattrelos, main street in center
Catholic church of Wattrelos

Request paintings or drawings by Joannes Petrus Waterloo

I am interested in paintings or drawings by Joannes Petrus Waterloo. If you are the owner of such a painting or drawing, please do contact me at I would appreciate it if you could send me pictures.

Ik ben op zoek naar tekeningen of schilderijen van Joannes Petrus Waterloo. Als u de eigenaar bent van een van zijn werken, neem dan s.v.p. kontakt op met Mocht u een van zijn werken bezitten, dan zou ik het op prijs stellen om daar fotos van te ontvangen.

Gaspar Waterlot and Madeleine (Magdalena) Vaillant

Gaspar Waterloo was one of the sons of Antoni Waterloo (born in the 16th century, passed away in 1616). He married Madeleine (Magdalena) Vaillant in 1610. They had several children, including the well-known engraving artist, Anthonie Waterloo.

Children of Gaspar Waterlot and Madeleine (Magdalena) Vaillant
Antonius Waterlot
Catharijne Stevens van der Dorp
Francois Waterlot
Cathelina Waterlot
Jacques Jean de Lambre
Maria Waterloo
Jean Waterlot
X 1640
Catherine du Jardin
>Maria Waterlot
Jean Derget

Madeleine Vaillant was from a family that was very well-known in the Rijssel/Lille area since the 13th century. She was an aunt of Wallerant Vaillant (1623-1677), who is the best-known of the famous Vaillant family of engravers.

Wallerant Vaillant (Lille 1623 - Amsterdam 1677)
Oil on canvas portrait of Wallerant Vaillant (Lille 1623 - Amsterdam 1677, presumed selfportrait) as displayed in the Flanders 17th century section of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.

Cathelina Waterloo and Jacques Jean de Lambre

Jean de Lambre (or de Sambre) from Somby(?) married Catharina Watterlo (who lived on the Achtergracht in Amsterdam) on 22 May 1637. The witnesses were Madeleine Jean de Lambre and Madeleine Vaillant.

Antonius Waterloo and Catharijne Stevens van der Dorp

Antoni Waterloo

Antonius (Anthonie or Antoni) Waterloo (1609-1690, image contributed by Alfred Waterloo from M.C. Leach and P. Morse - Eds., 1978. The Illustrated Bartsch: Netherlandish Artists. Abaris Books Volume 2) was one of the famous masters of Dutch 17th century engraving. There is some doubt of whether he was born in Utrecht or Amsterdam. He has lived in Leiden, Amsterdam (1621 - 1643), Leeuwarden (1643 - 1645), Maarssen (1645 - 1678) and spent his final years in the St. Jobsgasthuis in Utrecht. He also travelled abroad to the German cities of Bad Bentheim and Cleves and later to Hamburg, Alton, Danzig, Augsburg (along the River Rhine) during which he made drawings and etchings of the landscapes. He was a productive etch maker, with 136 different drawings and etches attributed to him. None of these were dated. He was married to Catharijn Stevens van dorp, who was then the widow of the painter and art dealer Elias Homis.

An online overview of Anthonie Waterloo's work has been created by Wim Vaas, and can be seen at

Anthonie Waterloo (1609-1690) portrait by Bartholomeus van der Helst
Portrait of Anthonie Waterloo (1609-1690) by Bartholomeus van der Helst (36.1x30.2 cm, black chalk, National Museum of Fine Arts - Stockholm).

Etch Anthonie Waterloo (1609-1690)
Typical example of an etch made by Antoni Waterloo (1609-1690, about 15 x 12 cm). Anthonie Waterloo was rather famous for making etches of country/forest landscapes. This etch has been described by Morse (1992) as catalogue number B53. It may be the third and final state printed in 1868. Morse (1992) notes that for this third state shading was added on the trunk of the tree to the center, as well as cross-hatching in grassy area at the lower left (sources: Philip Gilbert Hamerton, 1886. Etching and Etchers, London; Peter Morse (1992). The Illustrated Bartsch: Antoni Waterloo, Abaris Books, New York).

The Beeldbank Amsterdam also has several drawings of Amsterdam made by Anthoni Waterloo in its collection.

Drawings by Anthoni Waterloo available at the Beeldbank Amsterdam. Click on the frame to go to the Beeldbank Amsterdam for more detailed views of the drawings.

Jean Watterlo and Cathaline du Jardin

Jean Watterlo was born in 1621, as indicated by the birth record entry below.

Birth record of Jean Waterlot, 1621

He married to Cathaline du Jardin in 1643 and they had five children together.

Children of Jean Watterlo and Cathaline du Jardin
Madeleine Waterloo
Jean Waterloo
Michel Waterloo
Maria Waterloo
Gaspar Watterlo
Margaritha de Raef

No paintings or drawings are known to have survived from Jean Waterlot.

Gaspar Watterlo and Margarita de Raef

Gaspar Watterlo was born in 1653 and married Margaretha de Raef (also spelled "de Ravi").

Birth record of Jaspar Waterlot, 1653

Children of Gaspar Watterlo and Margarita de Raef
Jacobus Waterloo
Joannes Waterloo
Jacobus Waterloo
Cornelia van Dieme
Petrus Waterloo
Catrina Swartenarent
Jan Waterloo
Wilhelmina Cornelisz
Caspar Waterloo
Margrietje de Ruyter
Antony Waterloo
1) Willempje de Harder
2) Elsje Karpentier

Jacobus Waterloo and Cornelia van Dieme

Jacobus and his wife had six children, being Caspar Waterloo (1711), Margarite Waterloo (1714), Petrus Waterloo (1715), Maria Waterloo (1717), Antony Waterloo (1719) and Joanna Waterloo (1722).

Petrus Waterloo and Catrina Swartenarent

Petrus Waterloo and Catrina Swartenarent had four children, being Gulliennes Waterloo (1718), Caspar Waterloo (1719), Anna Waterloo (1722 and Catrina Waterloo (1727).

Caspar Waterloo and Margrietje Ruytertje

Caspar Waterloo and Margrietje Ruytertje had four children: Grietje Waterloo (1721), Adriaan Waterloo (1722), Hendrik Waterloo (17??) and Trijntje Waterloo (1727), who married Mr. Pelk.

Jan Waterloo and Willemijn Cornelisz

Birth record Joannes Waterloo, 1689

Joannes (Johannes or Jan) Waterloo was born in March 1689 and was registered by his father Gaspar Waterloo and mother, Margerita de Ravi. On 26 April 1715, when he was 26 years old, he married Willemijna Cornelisz, who was 30 years old and had lived in the Lijdsestraet (now Leidsestraat) in Amsterdam. He was accompanied by his brother Jacob Waterloo and she by her mother Lijsbet Ribbens.

Marriage certificate of Johannes Waterloo, 1715

They lived on the Angeliersgracht (Anjeliersgracht) and had four children.

Children of Jan Waterloo and Willemijn Cornelisz
Casparis Waterloo
Cornelis Waterloo
Geertruy Baptist
Caspar Waterloo
Wilhelmus Waterloo

Cornelis Waterloo and Geertruy Baptist

Birth record Cornelis Waterloo, 1718

Cornelis Waterloo was born before 21 February 1718. He lived on the Lindengracht in Amsterdam and married Geertruy Baptist on the 21st of April in 1746, when he was 28 years old and she was 24 years old. She had lived in the Blomstraat with her mother Cornelia van der Linde, who accompanied her when she married. Note that she signed her name as Pabtist. The couple had seven children. Two of their sons, Jozef and Franciscus, may not have lived long.

Marriage certificate of Cornelis Waterloo, 1746

Children of Cornelis Waterloo and Geertruy Baptist
Joannes Waterloo
Maria M. Kaasman
Jozef Waterloo
Franciscus Waterloo
Theodorus Waterloo
Maria ter Wey
Elisabeth Waterloo
Petrus Allebé
Petrus Waterloo
Dorothea ter Wey
Geertrudis Waterloo
Bernardus Veltman

The Waterloo family were active members of the Catholic Church De Liefde in Amsterdam. In 1796 his Niece Catharina Maria Hekkinge gave Hermanus Cornelis Waterloo a Dutch translation of the Letters of Pope Clemens XIV (1777) during the celebration of the 25th anniversary of his vows. The celebration was held in the church De Liefde in Amsterdam on 20 August 1796.

Inscription in Pope Clemens XIV Letters book given to Hermanus Cornelis Waterloo, 1796

Pope Clemens XIV Letters, Dutch translation, 1777

Letters by Pope Clemens XIV Ganganelli (1777, three parts, Dutch translation from French) given as a present by Catharina Maria Hekkinge to her cousin Hermanus Cornelis Waterloo during the 25th-year celebration of his vows in the church De Liefde in Amsterdam, 1796.

Johannes Waterloo and Maria Margaretha Kaasman

Joannes Waterloo and 25-year old Maria Margaretha Kaasman married on 26 May 1786, on the same day and just before Petrus Waterloo married Dorothea ter Wey (see image below).

Marriage certificate of Johannes Waterloo, 1786

The couple had four children.

Theodorus Waterloo and Maria ter Wey

Elisabeth Waterloo and Petrus Allebé

Geertrudis Waterloo and Bernardus Veltman

Petrus Waterloo and Dorothea ter Wey

Petrus Waterloo was born in 1758 and died in 1832. He married Dorothea ter Wey on the same day (26 May 1786), just after his brother Johannes married Maria Kaasman. Their marriage records are on the same page in the registry. Petrus lived in the Nieuwe Lelystraat 71 in Amsterdam. The couple had several children:

Marriage certificate of Petrus Waterloo, 1786

Joannes Petrus Waterloo and Geertruy Maria Kemp

Joannes Petrus Waterloo was born on 4 October 1790 and lived until the fourth of July, 1870. His parents were Petrus Waterloo (1758-1832) and Dorothea ter Wey, who married in 1786 and lived in the Nieuwe Lelystraat 71 in Amsterdam. J.P. Waterloo was a direct descendant of Jean Waterloo and Catheline du Jardin.

Joannes Petrus married to Geertruy Maria Kemp on 13 June 1816 and lived in the Nieuwe Lelystraat 91 Kanton 5, Amsterdam (see photo). The parents of Geertruy Maria Kemp were Gerrit Kemp anddf Maria Laverse (baptised 26 February 1790) and were from Hoorn in North Holland. Like his father, Joannes Petrus Waterloo was educated to manufacture paint and varnish and was a house painter. However, he also was a fine artist, painting Dutch landscapes using oil paint on canvas or panel. He followed courses in painting at Felix Meritis in Amsterdam and received an award for a woman's statue at the drawing academy (Dutch: tekengenootschap) Kunst zij ons Doel of Felix Meritis. Four examples of his paintings are shown below. The couple got six children. Geertruy Kemp died in 1861.

Joannes Petrus Waterloo is geboren op 4 October 1790 en overleed op 4 juli 1870. Zijn ouders waren Petrus Waterloo (1758-1832) en Dorothea ter Wey die in 1786 met elkaar getrouwd zijn. Joannes Petrus is op 13 june 1816 getrouwd met Geertuij Maria Kemp en het gezin woonde op nummer 91 Kanton 5 in de Nieuwe Leliestraat in Amsterdam. J.P. Waterloo was een afstammeling van Jean Waterloo en Catheline du Jardin en Jean's broer Antonius (Anthonie) Waterloo (1609-1690) was een bekende maker van etsen. Hun ouders waren Gasper Waterlot (overleden in 1616) en Madeleine Vaillant. De familie Waterlot (eerder bekend als Watrelos, naar een wijk in Lille) was gevlucht uit Frankrijk ten tijde van de vervolging van de Hugenoten, Franse volgers van Calvijn ten tijde van de reformatie.

Joannes Petrus Waterloo werd voor het beroep van zijn vader opgeleid tot lak- en vernisfabrikant en was huisschilder. Hij tekende en schilderde echter ook en was lid van het tekengenootschap Kunst zij ons Doel van Felix Meritis. De onderwerpen van studie waren het Nederlandse landschap. Enkele voorbeelden van zijn schilderijen en tekeningen staan hieronder. Het echtpaar heeft zes kinderen gehad.

Joannes Petrus Waterloo and Geertuij Maria Kemp had six children:

Nieuwe Lelystraat, Amsterdam
View of the Nieuwe Leliestraat (previously Lelystraat) in Amsterdam where Joannes Petrus Waterloo and Geertruy Maria Kemp lived in 1816 (Photo made 19 January 2006). The house where he lived (No. 91) has been demolished and replaced by modern housing.

House of Joannes Waterloo, 1817
House in the Nieuwe Leliestraat (No. 71) where Joannes Waterloo (born 1747, married to Maria Margaretha Kaasman), an uncle of Joannes Petrus Waterloo, lived with his wife in 1817 (Photo made 19 January 2006). The ground floor was also used as a factory and shop in painting material by Cornelis Waterloo and Sons until 1836, when Joannes Petrus Waterloo took over the business.

Announcement Cornelis Waterloo, 1832 Announcement Joannes Petrus Waterloo, 1836
Newspaper announcement (1832) by Cornelis Waterloo and Sons for their factory and shop of painting materials in the Nieuwe Lelystraat 71.
Newspaper announcement (1836) by Joannes Petrus Waterloo for his factory and shop of painting materials in the Nieuwe Lelystraat 71, which he took over from Cornelis Waterloo.

Egelantiersgracht in Amsterdam
View of the Egelantiersgracht in Amsterdam where Petrus Joannes Waterloo lived in 1841 with his wife Johanna Maria Martina Hoogeveen (Photo made 19 January 2006). The house where he lived has been demolished and replaced.

Prayer book (gebedenboek, kerkboek) for Petrus Joannes Waterloo

Apparently, Joannes Petrus Waterloo has made prayer books for each of his children, which they received as a gift at their holy communion. The books are hand-written and the text was illustrated with several water colour miniatures. I am a direct descendent of Petrus Joannes Waterloo (my greatgreatgrandfather) and the prayer book that he made for his eldest son, Petrus Joannes Waterloo (born 21 April 1817), is still in our family. The prayer book was made in 1829 and given to Petrus Joannes for his holy communion when he was 12 years old. This web site shows some of the images and text pages from the prayer book.

The title page of the prayer book for Petrus Joannes Waterloo reads (see image below):

Gift to
 Petrus Joannes
 on occasion of
 his first holy communion
 on 25 June 1829
First child
from the marriage of
and attributed by
 Joannes Petrus Waterloo
 Geertruy Maria Kemp

Titlepage prayer book Joannes Petrus Waterloo
Title page of the prayer book by J.P. Waterloo (1829). Ink on paper, about 10x15 cm.

Joannes Petrus Waterloo heeft waarschijnlijk voor elk van zijn kinderen handgeschreven gebedenboeken of kerkboeken gemaakt, waarin verschillende waterverf miniaturen van zijn hand verwerkt zijn. Ik ben een nakomeling van Joannes Petrus Waterloo (mijn betbetovergrootvader) en het gebedsboek (kerkboek) dat hij gemaakt heeft ter gelegenheid van de heilige communie van zijn oudste zoon, Petrus Joannes Waterloo, is nog steeds familiebezit. Deze internetpagina laat enkele van de miniaturen uit dit kerkboek zien en tevens enkele schilderijen van de hand van Joannes Petrus Waterloo.

Een afbeelding van de titelpagina van het kerkboek vindt u hierboven. Illustraties en teksten uit het gebedenboek voor Petrus Joannes Waterloo, en een kunstig uitgesneden bidprentje, zijn hieronder weergegeven. Klik op de plaatjes voor vergrotingen.

Below you'll find some images of illustrations from the prayer book and a nicely worked inlay paper showing the Madonna with child. Click on the images to see larger versions.

Zegening Joannes Petrus Waterloo
Joannes Petrus Waterloo - harp
Joannes Petrus Waterloo - prayer
Joannes Petrus Waterloo - closure

Joannes Petrus Waterloo - hoofdstuksluitpagina
Joannes Petrus Waterloo - last page

Joannes Petrus Waterloo - inlegvel

The last page of the book reads:

Nu zijt gij lid der kerk, maar zorg dat gij na dezen
niet minder word lofwaard' als lid der Maatschappij
Zo zult ge aan God en mensch ook welbehaaglijk wezen
en voorspoeds heilgenot wijkt nimmer van uw zij

Door vlijt en kundigheên, thans nog voor u verborgen
zij u dat Heil bereid, geveiligd tegen druk!
Beloon op deze wijs ons ouderlijke zorgen
want in ons dierbaar kroost bestaat al ons geluk

O Petrus, waarde zoon, volg door een deugdzaam leven
uw grooten naamgenoot naar 't zalig Hemelhof!
En laat u dezen dag altoos voor de oogen zweven,
Zo zijt gij aan Gods liefde oneindig dank en lof

Joannes Petrus Waterloo
Geertruy Maria Kemp

I am very curious if other prayer books by Joannes Petrus Waterloo have survived. If you know about others that still exist, or have images of different oil paintings, please contact me at

Mocht u informatie hebben over andere gebedenboeken of kerkboeken van Joannes Petrus Waterloo, of afbeeldingen van andere miniaturen of schilderijen van zijn hand, neemt u dan s.v.p. contact op met mij per e-mail via bovenstaand adres.

J.P. Waterloo, madonna and child
Detail from paper inlay (bidprentje) in prayer book

Other works of art by Joannes Petrus Waterloo

Joannes Petrus Waterloo also painted Dutch landscapes oils on canvas. Several examples of these paintings are shown below.

Painting Joannes Petrus Waterloo, 1817
Landscape with peasants, signed and dated Joannes Petrus Waterloo (1817). Oil on panel, 29 x 38 cm.

Painting Joannes Petrus Waterloo
Winter landscape, signed J.P. Waterloo (no date). Oil on panel, 38 x 35 cm. Source: Hessink's Auctions, The Netherlands.

Painting Joannes Petrus Waterloo
Dutch winter landscape titled "A snow covered forest path", signed J.P. Waterloo 1832 at bottom right. Oil on panel, 22.0 x 23.5 cm. Bought by M.J. Waterloo at Christies Amsterdam auction "Nineteen to Now - Art from th 19th, 20th & 21st centuries", September 2010.

Black and white ink drawing on paper, Joannes Petrus Waterloo
Dutch winter landscape black and white ink drawing on paper, which was clearly made on the same road as depicted in the oil painting above, but looking from the other side towards the house in the forest. The drawing is signed J.P. Waterloo on the back and is undated, but probably dates from the early 1830s. It was in an Austrian collection and sold on auction at Christies in Amsterdam on 26 april 1995 ( 103). Size 30 x 37 cm. I would like to express my gratitude to Casper Hendriks for contacting me about this drawing.

Painting Joannes Petrus Waterloo, 1833
Forest view, signed and dated Joannes Petrus Waterloo (1833). Oil on canvas, 78x96 cm. Source: Amsterdam Auctioneers Glerum, The Netherlands.

The Beeldbank Stadsarchief Amsterdam also has at least three drawings of Joannes Petrus Waterloo, which are part of the collection Atlas Dreesman. These are shown in the frame below. The drawings include Het bevroren IJ voor Amsterdam (Frozen IJ river at Amsterdam) signed and dated Joannes Petrus Waterloo (1826 , drawing, 23 x 29.6 cm), the bevroren IJ voor Amsterdam (Frozen IJ river at Amsterdam) looking at Blauwhoofd and the Eilandskerk in western direction. The Haarlemmer Hout gardens are at left. The Eilandskerk is behind the ship. Signed and dated Joannes Petrus Waterloo (1833) and Op den Buiten Cingel, der stad Amsterdam (Singelweg/Nassaukade). View of the Singelweg with horserider and man, on the right in the background is a windmill.

Drawings available at the Beeldbank Amsterdam. Click on the frame to go to the Beeldbank Amsterdam for more detailed views of the drawings.

Petrus Joannes Waterloo and Johanna Maria Martina Hoogeveen

Petrus Joannes Waterloo (born Amsterdam, 20 April, 1817), married to Johanna Maria Martina Hoogeveen in 1841 (parents Cornelis Hoogeveen and Maria Oosterhout). They were living at Egelantiersgracht 124 in Amsterdam.

Petrus Joannes Waterloo was a painter and lived in the Nieuwe Leliestraat No. 71 in Amsterdam. He became a Corporal in the Royal Dutch East Indies Army (Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger - K.N.I.L.) with residence in the Padang Highlands (Padangse Bovenlanden) and died on 29-05-1850, presumably of yellow fever disease, in Fort de Kock (now Bukittingi), Sumatra, Indonesia (source: Indexen Regerings Almanakken (RA) year/page: 1851/454; Johanna Hoogeveen apparantly worked in a tobacco shop for some time.

When Johanna Hoogeveen became a widow, her children were sent to a boarding school, which was paid for by the brother of Petrus Waterloo. However, when she found a new man, a butcher who already had three children, the Waterloo family decided that the new partner should take care of her children and stopped their support for Johanna Hoogeveen's children. The butcher left Johanna later but left his three kids with her and she suddenly had to take care of five children.This story was told by Anne Waterloo, who also said that Johanna was always nicely dressed and always wore a voile. She was a real lady.

Children of Petrus Joannes Waterloo and Johanna Maria Martina Hoogeveen
Clasina Maria WaterlooChris Paradise

Clasina Cornelia Maria Waterloo. Married to Johan Christoffel Pardies (Chris Paradise) in Amsterdam 27 July 1892.

Joannes Petrus WaterlooPetronella Maria Juliana Koch

Joannes Petrus Waterloo and Peternella "Poetje" Maria Juliana Koch (1847-1944).

Joannes Petrus Waterloo (1842 - 1901) and Peternella (Pietje) Maria Juliana Koch (1847-1944)

Little is known about the life of Joannes Petrus Waterloo. He was 9 years old when his father died in Fort de Kock (Bukittingi, Sumatra, Indonesia). He presumably attended Catholic school at the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. After the death of his father his mother remarried and he was sent to a Catholic boarding school (St. Anna pensionaat) in Oudenbosch (North Brabant). His sister Clasina also went to a boarding school in Woerden, suggesting that the family was quite wealthy at that time.

Johannes Petrus Waterloo was a sugar baker (suikerbakker) by profession when he married Petronella Maria Juliana Koch in 1870. The couple lived in Amsterdam. He left his wife because of an argument over the behaviour of his alcoholic son George and apparantly lived in Rotterdam until shortly before his death in 1901, when he returned to his wife in Amsterdam. The couple had seven children.

Peternella Koch was the daugther of Heinrich Joseph Koch (from Paderborn, Germany; born 1820) and Geertruij Wijgergang (from Culemborg, born 1820?), who were both deceased at the time of her marriage in Amsterdam on 29 July 1870. She had worked as a servant for Prof. Hamburger before she married. Her father was chimney sweeper who worked mainly for small specialised Italian businesses in Amsterdam. Her mother died at her birth and her father decided never to marry again because as a child he had had a bad experience with his own stepmother.

Petronella (Poetje) Waterloo Koch
Petronella Maria Juliana Waterloo Koch (Poetje) in 1915.

Peternella Waterloo Koch had several sisters:

Petronella Koch was called "Pietje" by her sister and lived in a second floor appartment in the Heerenstraat (now Herenstraat). The door of the house consisted of two separate parts and was opened with a huge key. She was very healthy and never visited a doctor. She died at age 97 in 1944 in Amsterdam. She was nearly blind in 1944 and when her daughter Anna moved her chair to clean the floor, she sat down on the place where her chair used to be and broke her hip. She died from an ensuing cangrene infection.

Children of Joannes Petrus Waterloo and Petronella (Poetje) Koch
Johanna Maria Elisabeth WaterlooNicolaas Makkes

Johanna (Jans?) Maria Elisabeth Waterloo (born 1884, Father Pieter Waterloo - Mother Johanna Assendorp?) married to Nicolaas Makkes (born 1885, blacksmith). Source:

Johan George Waterloo (born Amsterdam, 30-06-1870, died 1913) was the first child of Poetje, she married Joannes when George was seven months old and the child was formally recognised as the son of Joannes.

Jan Waterloo

Jan Waterloo. Presumably died shortly after birth.

Willem Waterloo

Willem Waterloo (born Amsterdam, 17-10-1865). Presumably died shortly after birth.

Clasina Waterloo

Clasina Waterloo, married to Chris Paradise.

Johan George Waterloo
Anna Maria Klasina Waterloo

Anna Maria Klasina Waterloo (tante Anna; 1879-1974) and Johannes Leonardus van Baarle (born in Rotterdam, hoefsmid). They divorced and in 1924. Jan van Baarle (age 58) married Jacoba Helena de Heer (age 19). Tanta Anna's only son was Jan van Baarle, who married Alida de Vries (tante Ali, see picture below).

Clara Lissone
Willem WaterlooHelena Maria Waterloo Schoor 1920

Willem Karel Josephus Waterloo (born Amsterdam, 20-2-1892, died 3-5-1945) and Helena (Leen) Maria Schoor (1897-1958). Anne expressed her wishes to her mother about having a brother and her wishes were fulfilled when she was 13 years old.

Unknown family members
Photographs of Joannes Petrus Waterloo, 1890?), Johannes Bos and Alexander Schoor taken by by professional photographers in Amsterdam.

Family of Helena Maria Waterloo Schoor

The grandmother of Helena Maria Schoor was Clara Lissone, who was married to Johannes Bos. The Lissone family came from Italy and Clara's cousin Jacques Lissone established the first travel organisation in The Netherlands in Amsterdam, 1877. The daughter of Clara Lissone and Johannes Bos married Karl Alexander Schoor and was called "Oops" Schoor Bos by her grandchildren.

Clara LissoneOops Schoor Bos
Clara Lissone (left) and her daughter Oops Schoor Bos (right).

Alexander Schoor
Alexander Schoor (born in Germany), grandfather of Helena Schoor.

Opa SchoorOops Schoor, 1950s

Opa Schoor and Oops Schoor Bos, parents of Helena Maria Waterloo Schoor.

Helena Schoor had four sisters that reached adulthood:

Willem Karel Jozephus Waterloo and Helena Maria Schoor

Willem WaterlooHelena Maria Waterloo Schoor 1920

Willem Karel Jozephus Waterloo and his wife Helena (Leen) Maria Schoor, as photographed by Jac Vetter in Amsterdam, 1920. Willem Waterloo worked as an elevator operator in the Bijenkorf in Amsterdam until the birth of his third son Jan. Due to this extra child he became too expensive to employ for the Bijenkorf and he was therefore forced to leave his job. He then followed training to become a diamond cutter and later became a prominent member of the diamond worker's union just before the start of WW-II in the Netherlands in 1940. His wife was not working and raised their six children at home.

Willem Waterloo with Border Patrol No. 1, Brabant 1914
Willem Waterloo (fourth from right) with his fellow soldiers from the Border Patrol No. 1 at mobilisation for the First World War, Brabant, 1914. Willem Waterloo bij Grenswacht No. 1 gedurende de mobilisatie tijdens de eerste wereldoorlog in 1914..

Willem Waterloo at mobilisation in Hapert, Brabant 1914
Willem Waterloo (fith from right) with his fellow soldiers at mobilisation for the First World War, Brabant, 1914. Willem Waterloo bij (vijfde rechts) in Hapert, Brabant gedurende de mobilisatie tijdens de eerste wereldoorlog in 1914.

Willem Waterloo was born on 20 February 1892. He was mobilsed in the First World War and stationed in the South of The Netherlands. As the Netherlands remained neutral, he did not see any action.

Willem Waterloo during mobilisation in Hapert, Brabant 1915
Willem Waterloo (with banjo) at leisure during mobilisation for the First World War in Hapert, Brabant, 1915.

Steelio orchestra 1917
Willem K.J. Waterloo (fifth from left) as a musician with banjo in a group photograph of the "Steelio" Orchestra in 1917, during World War I. His wife Helena Maria Schoor is also in the picture to the left of Willem Waterloo, holding a guitar in her hands.

View of Ostadestraat House of Waterloo family at Ostadestraat 92
View of the Ostadestraat (No. 92 at left) and of Ostadestraat 92, De Pijp neighbourhood, Amsterdam, No. 92HS was the residence of the Waterloo family until the early 1950s.

Family Waterloo in backyard Ostadestraat, 1924
Family Waterloo in backyard of their Ostadestraat house in 1924. From left to right: Willem, Wim, Jan, Maria (baby), Helena and Kik Waterloo.

During the second World War, Willem Waterloo was forced to work in a forest in Beekbergen for the German occupants, together with other men his age (see picture below). He died from starvation in the Ostadestraat 92HS in Amsterdam on 3 May 1945, just a few days before World War II ended in The Netherlands. His wife Helena Maria Schoor (born 13 December 1897) died on 23 October in 1958.

Forced labour in Beekbergen forest
W.K.J. Waterloo (second from right) in forced labour with others in Beekbergen during World War II.

Willem Waterloo was a diamond cutter and treasurer of the Diamond Worker's Union until the war broke out in 1940. He used to live in the Van Ostadestraat 92HS in the De Pijp neighbourhood in Oud Zuid, Amsterdam. The couple had seven children being:

The children are:

Children of Willem Waterloo and Helena Schoor
Wim Waterloo, 1950s

Willem (Wim) P.J. Waterloo (16 December 1921 - 19 December 1978). Joined the Congregation of Huijbergen (Congregatie van de Broeders van Huijbergen) and was an English teacher at the seminary of the congregation.

Alexander (Kik) Maria Waterloo, 1950s

Alexander (Kik) Maria Waterloo (26 September 1923 - 4 May 2017). Like his older brother Wim, he also joined the Congregation of Huijbergen (Congregatie van de Broeders van Huijbergen) where he studied English and Economy. He became a primary school teacher, teaching in Breda, Haren, Bergen op Zoom and Oosterhout until 1966 and then in Amsterdam (Cornelis school, Teresia / Heilig Hart / Vrede school). He later studied French and Spanish.

Johannes (Jan) Petrus Maria Waterloo, 1950sCecilia (Ciel) Schneiders, 1961

Johannes (Jan) Petrus Maria Waterloo, 1950sDenisia Kelly

Johannes (Jan) Petrus Maria Waterloo (19 December 1924 - 26 March 2006), Married to Cecilia Schneiders (born 21 December 1926) in 1958. Jan joined the Congregation of Huijbergen (Congregatie van de Broeders van Huijbergen) but left before he had to take his vows. Became a highschool teacher, first in Curacao and moved to Aruba when Colegio Arubano was established in 1959. Opened the Airoso Appartments with Jan Bezems and lived in Aruba until 1978, when he returned to The Netherlands. Cecilia was a librarian and is now pensioned. They divorced in 1978.

In 1972 Jan Waterloo got a new partner, Denisia Kelly, with whom he had a single son, Sandro Waterloo

Maria Theresia Waterloo, 1950sJan Vaas

Maria (Zus) Theresia Waterloo (born 4 August 1926) married to Jan Vaas (January 1921 - ). The couple got seven children, Jos, Wim, Margreet, Mieke, Lex, Romke and Tom Vaas.

Piet Waterloo, 1950s

Petrus (Piet) Maria Waterloo (21 August 1928 - 1995). Served in the army in Indonesia (1949) and later became a technician at the Dutch Telephone company (PTT) in Amsterdam.

Theo Waterloo, 1950s

Theodorus (Theo) Maria Waterloo (23 August 1931 - 8 May 1983). Radar technician at Schiphol Airport.

Wilhelmina (Wil) Theresia Maria Waterloo, 1950sChris Sorbach

Wilhelmina Theresia Maria Waterloo (born 26 February 1942), married to Chris Sorbach (). Wil Waterloo started working as a telephone assistant in De Bijenkorf. The couple got two children, Michel Sorbach and Dominique Sorbach. Later married to Koos van Hilten.

Very few paintings or drawings made by Willem Waterloo have survived the passing of time. What did survive was a religious painting on a wooden panel of the Madonna with child. This painting was not finished yet and Willem Waterloo often commented to his son Kik that he still had to finish painting the eyes of the angels.

W.K.J. Waterloo painting, Madonna with Child
Painting of the Madonna with Child made by Willem Karel Josephus Waterloo. Oil on wooden panel (about 25x35 cm), no date - painted before 1920.

Kik Waterloo (born 26 September 1923)

My uncle A.M. Waterloo always used to paint and draw as a hobby. During the World War II he painted the view on the heather fields from his hiding place near Ossendrecht. He also drew his family members.

W.K.J. Waterloo by  A.M. Waterloo, 1932
Pencil drawing by A.M. Waterloo of his father W.K.J. Waterloo in 1938, made when he was 15 years old.

He was especially interested in Dutch landscape miniatures. Several of his more recent paintings are shown below.

Painting A.M. Waterloo, 2000
The present generation of the Waterloo family is still painting... Above a small painting from a Dutch farmhouse made by my uncle A.M. Waterloo in the late 1990s (9x12 cm, acryl on carton).

Painting A.M. Waterloo, 2000
Painting of the view of a traditional Dutch ship on a lake with a small village in the background by my uncle A.M. Waterloo in the late 1990s (10x15 cm, acryl on carton).

Painting A.M. Waterloo - Dutch canal
Painting of a typical Dutch landscape with a canal and farmhouses by A.M. Waterloo in the late 1990s (10x15 cm, acryl on hardboard).

Both Kik Waterloo and Sylvia Waterloo painted the small traditional village of Durgerdam, located along the Buiten-IJ meer near Amsterdam. Their versions are shown below.

Painting Durgerdam by A.M. Waterloo
Painting of Durgerdam vilage along the Buiten IJ-meer waterside, made by A.M. Waterloo in the late 1990s (10x15 cm, acryl on hardboard).

Painting Sylvia Seel-Waterloo, 1991
Painting of Durgerdam vilage along the Buiten IJ-meer waterside, made by Sylvia Waterloo in 1991 (water colour on paper).

Petrus (Piet) Maria Waterloo (21 August 1928 - )

Piet Waterloo was a very kind man who always used to make drawings for us when we visited him in our youth. He often used pencils to draw, rather than paint and was very quick to put an accurate sketch on paper. At his work with the Dutch PTT telephone department he used to draw caricatures of his collegues.

Old farmshed by Petrus Maria Waterloo
Old farmshed by Petrus (Piet) Maria Waterloo (made in the 1940s?). Ink on paper, 9x6 cm.

Maria Theresa Waterloo and Jan Vaas

This marriage produced six children: Jos, Wim, Mieke, Margreet, Lex, Romke and Tom Vaas.

Graphic design by Wim Vaas (1957)

Wim Vaas is the son of Maria Waterloo and is specialised in graphic design. An overview of his work can be seen on his DirtySyndicate web site. Information about the professional and artistic career of Wim Vaas is given at his CBK Groningen web page (in Dutch).

Graphic design by Mieke Vaas (Studio Il Futuro)

Mieke Vaas is the daughter of Maria Waterloo. She is a professional graphic designer, who received some of her training at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Her work includes from magazine cover designs, posters, music CD-covers, books, and company logos and stationary. Several examples of her work are shown below.

Happy and Joy Day Care
Mieke Vaas - poster for the Happy and Joy Nursery School and Day Care Centre Uganda.
Poster Grupo Flamenco
Mieke Vaas - poster for Grupo Flamenco met Janine Keijzer.
Book for architects graphic design
Mieke Vaas - Book for architects graphic design.

Poster for exposition at Lelystad
Mieke Vaas - poster for the Vergaan in de Gouden Eeuw exposition in Lelystad.
Stationary and house style for the boys fashion brand Blemish
Mieke Vaas - Stationary and house style for the boys fashion brand Blemish.

Wilhelmina Maria Waterloo and Chris Sorbach

W.T.M. (Wil) Waterloo is the sister of Kik Waterloo and has followed a painting course for several years. She has made several nice and colourful paintings. In some cases these were on assignment.

Fish for sale in Saparua
Wil Waterloo - Fish for sale in Saparua, Moluccan Islands.

This marriage produced two children: Michel and Dominique Sorbach.

Design by Dominique Sorbach (Weardo label)

Dominique Sorbach is the daughter of Wil Waterloo and has had an education in graphical design. Over the past twenty years she has designed many different things. Her designs include designer costumes for shows (e.g. Ish skatedance show, 2000), small abstract art objects, fashion accessories (e.g. bags, etc.) and furniture using modern materials. Currently she is following an education for designing jewelry.

A few of her creations are shown below.

Photoalbum designed by Dominique Sorbach
Beautiful wooden photo album / art object designed by Dominique Sorbach (diameter 43 cm).
Weardo - Earrings designed by Dominique Sorbach
Weardo - Ear rings designed by Dominique Sorbach (length: 6.5 cm, various materials.
Abstract art object made by Dominique Sorbach
Abstract art object made by Dominique Sorbach (height: 43 cm, material: triplex).

Dominique Sorbach's Weardo web site is still under construction.

Johannes Petrus Maria Waterloo and Cecilia Schneiders

Jan Waterloo was born on 24 December 1924 and already started painting at an early age. Two of his paintings, made when he was 12 years old (1936), are shown below. In 1958 he travelled with his wife Cecilia Schneiders to Curacao to become a highschool teacher. In 1960, he was asked to start teaching at the newly established Collegio Arubano highschool in Aruba. In addition to his teaching work, he also founded an 18 appartments hotel called Airoso near Bubali in Aruba. He died on 29 March 2006 in the St. Jacobshuis in Amsterdam.

Tiger painted by Johannes Petrus Maria Waterloo in 1936 (oil on paper, 29x19 cm)
Tiger painted by Johannes Petrus Maria Waterloo in 1936 (oil on paper, 29x19 cm)
Birds painted by Johannes Petrus Maria Waterloo in 1936 (oil on paper, 16x39 cm)
Two birds painted by Johannes Petrus Maria Waterloo in 1936 (oil on paper, 16x39 cm)

The marriage produced five children: Maarten Johannes, Sylvia Teresita Agnes, Iris Yolanda, Richard Alexander and Caroline "Toetie" Astrid Waterloo

Sylvia Teresita Agnes Seel - Waterloo - married to Alois Seel (1959).

Painting S. Seel Waterloo - Aruba cunucu house Sylvia Waterloo (born 1961) followed professional painting courses at the Kunstacademie Haarlem (Haarlem Academy of Arts) for a number of years and has made drawings, water colour and acryl paintings and objects within several themes. Several of these are displayed in the homes of family members and friends and she has exposed paintings at several art fairs, including an art fair held in Amstelveen in June 2009. Sylvia Waterloo graduated from the Kunstacademie Haarlem (Haarlem Academy of Arts) in 2014 with several works within the theme of Threat. She expressed the threat and fear in several works depicting cockroaches in paintings and objects (cockroach slave ship). Other themes include My island, Fish, Pelicans and Revolution.

Expo S. Seel Waterloo - Amstelveen, 2009
Expo of selected work of Sylvia Waterloo at an art fair in Amstelveen, 2009.

Painting S. Waterloo - cockroach threat and fear theme, 2014
Periplaneta Americana 4: mixed media (charcoal, water colour) painting on paper of a Periplaneta Americana> cockroach within the theme of threat by Sylvia Waterloo, 2014.

She uses different media to produce her paintings and drawings, using charcoal, water colours, acryllic paint and sometimes including driftwood and other materials from the sea in her paintings and objects. Her painting Periplaneta Americana 4 from the Threat theme, and a few of her early paintings featuring Aruba landscapes (My island theme) are shown below.

She has recently exposed work relating to the Isla refinery in the Museum of Curacao.

More art and contact information of Sylvia Seel - Waterloo can be viewed at / (In Dutch).

Painting S. Seel Waterloo - pelicans Aruba
Water colour painting of pelicans in Aruba by Sylvia Waterloo (water colour on paper, 2010).

Painting S. Seel Waterloo - dividivi tree Aruba
Acryl painting of fofoti tree in Aruba by Sylvia Waterloo (acryl on panel, 2010).

Photography by Caroline Waterloo (1967)

Under construction...

Maarten Johannes Waterloo and Corjona Louhenapessy.

I rarely ever have the time, and the state of mind, to paint. This because of my work and all other activities that take place in my life.

Aruban cunucu house
Maarten J. Waterloo - Aruba cunucu house. Painted in 1984, oil on paper, 28x21 cm.
Two persons sitting
Maarten J. Waterloo - Two persons sitting. Painted in 2005, oil on canvas, consists of 8 panels of 30x40 cm.

Johannes Petrus Maria Waterloo and Denisia Kelly

This partnership produced one son: Sandro Waterloo who is an internist-geriatrician at the Horacio E. Oduber Hospital in Aruba.


I would like to thank Theo Waterloo (died 1983) and Ans Meijlink for providing me with information about my ancestors. I would also like to thank all my family members for giving me the photographic material displayed on this site.

Ik wil hier Theo Waterloo (overleden in 1983) die de stamboom van mijn tak van de de familie Waterloo grotendeels heeft uitgeplozen en Ans Meijlink hartelijk bedanken voor de informatie die ze mij gegeven hebben over de familie Waterloo in de vorige eeuwen.

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