Family History

Van Leeuwen home

These pages contain some snippets of genealogical information
on the ancestors of the Van Leeuwen family.
It is intended as a repository of stories on our forbears.
Stories will be added over time.

At present, stories on the following persons/events are available:
  • Lina Souchon (1837-1899?) UK English
    Lina Souchon, née Arnold, was pianist who was taught by Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. She lived a somewhat unconventional life.
  • The bombing of Bezuidenhout  (March 1945)  FlagGB English
    The story of the mistaken bombing of a suburb of The Hague - Bezuidenhout - where Lily Schnabel lived - shortly before the end of WW2. (revised June 2019)