Research Subjects: Biographies

Engineer Officers of the Netherlands Serving from 1813 to 1815

By Geert van Uythoven

These are the officers that served with the miners, sappers, pontooneers, and engineers of the newly raised army of the Netherlands from 1813 to 1815. That does however not mean that its officers were inexperienced! Many were veterans of the wars and campaigns as far back as 1793-95, sometimes even further!

Listed are the names of all officers, including a short biography: listed are their birth and death years; the year they entered service, their respective ranks serving mostly in the following nations which at that time formed the Netherlands:

- Republic of the United Provinces - 1795
- Batavian Republic 1795 - 1806
- Kingdom of Holland 1806 - 1810
- French Empire 1810 - 1813
- Kingdom of the Netherlands 1813 -

...and dates that this specific rank was acquired; and medals and awards received, as far as known to me at this moment. In the future more data will be added whenever available.

The officers mentioned served in the following units:

- Bataljon Mineurs, Sappeurs en Pontonniers; raised 9 January 1814; Royal Decree No.18 of 14 December 1821 stipulated that the battalion was to be disbanded, the miners and sappers were added to the Korps Ingenieurs, the pontoneer company was added to the artillery.
- Korps Ingenieurs [‘engineers’]; raised 12 March 1814.

Officers Ranks:

- 2nd lieutenant: 2de luitenant or extra ordinaris ingenieur
- 1st lieutenant: 1ste luitenant, (1ste) luitenant-ingenieur, ingenieur 3de klasse
- captain: kapitein, kapitein-luitenant, kapitein-ingenieur (2de klasse), ingenieur 2de klasse
- major: majoor, majoor-ingenieur, ingenieur 1ste klasse
- lieutenant-colonel: luitenant-kolonel, luitenant-kolonel-directeur, directeur 2de klasse
- colonel: colonel, colonel-directeur, directeur 1ste klasse
- major-general: generaal majoor
- lieutenant-general: luitenant generaal

In most cases I did not use abbreviations. However the few I did use are:

Eerv. verm. = Eervolle Vermelding (honourable mention / commendation)
Jhr = Jonkheer who was someone of noble birth
MWO = Militaire Willemsorde (“Military Order of William”)
Orde Ned. Leeuw = Orde van de Nederlandsche Leeuw (“Order of the Dutch Lion”)

The Engineer Officers

Abbring, Hermannus Johannes

Born: 28 December 1787
Died: Amsterdam (NL), 14 April 1874
2nd Lieutenant: 8 August 1808                                                      
Captain: 8 February 1815

* To the Dutch East-Indies 1815.

Ackermans, Pieter Jacobus

Born: 23 January 1782
Pensioned: 27 October 1843            
Died: Middelburg (NL), 20 March 1856
2nd Lieutenant: 10 August 1802                  
1st Lieutenant: 8 August 1808         
Captain: 1 July 1811 (French army) / 18 August 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 26 August 1824        
Lieutenant-Colonel: 16 August 1829                       
Colonel: 7 December 1837                                   
Major-General: 27 October 1843                      
MWO: 4th Class Knight 24 May 1821

Alewijn, Cornelis

Born: 15 August 1788
Honourable Discharge: May 1832
Died: Amsterdam (NL), 22 May 1839
2nd Lieutenant: 31 January 1814                 
1st Lieutenant: 18 August 1814 (Netherlands army)
Captain: 19 August 1817

* Later Commissary of Public Works of Amsterdam.

Anemaet, Joannes Allatus

Born: 16 May 1791           
Died: Brielle (NL), 13 September 1824
2nd Lieutenant: 8 August 1808                    
1st Lieutenant: 16 March 1811         
Captain: 1 July 1811 (French army) / 18 August 1814 (Netherlands army)
MWO: 3rd Class Knight 12 May 1823

Asperen, Cornelis Jacob van

Born: 7 October 1787
Honourable Discharge: 21 March 1827
Died: Utrecht (NL), 3 October 1863
2nd Lieutenant: 2 January 1814                   
1st Lieutenant: 9 December 1814 (Netherlands army)     
Captain: 25 June 1819     

Backer( )seest, Petrus Willem

Born: 17 January 1794
Died: 7 July 1820
2nd Lieutenant:      
1st Lieutenant: 9 December 1814 (Netherlands army)     
Captain: 25 January 1819

Baud, Frederic

Born: 26 February 1795    
Died: Leeuwarden (NL), 14 January 1832
2nd Lieutenant: 16 March 1814                   
1st Lieutenant: 9 December 1814 (Netherlands army) 

* Transferred to the Department for the maintenance of ways and waterworks (‘Rijkswaterstaat’) 26 December 1815

Beckman, Frederik Joseph

Born: 10 February 1775       
Died: Deventer (NL), 30 May 1824
2nd Lieutenant: 18 May 1799                      
1st Lieutenant: 20 January 1804           
Captain: 12 July 1811 (French army) / 18 August 1808 (Netherlands army)

Bellefroid, Jhr. Joannes Baptista Robertus de

Born: 8 June 1793
Pensioned: 8 January 1844
Died: Wiesbaden (Ge), 1 January 1872
Honourable Discharge: (placed on non-activity 17 December 1838)
2nd Lieutenant: 1 December 1812 (pontoneers)      
1st Lieutenant: 2 February 1814 (Netherlands army)
Captain: 19 December 1814
Major: 19 February 1835                            
Lieutenant-Colonel: 8 January 1844 

* Transferred to the engineers as a Captain 1 october 1823.

Benthien, George Diederich

Born: Wittingen (Hanover), 29 October 1769
In Service: 22 February 1787 (Hanoverian army)     
Died: ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL), 1 August 1836
2nd Lieutenant: 23 September 1796 (pontooneers)    
Captain: 29 October 1804 (pontoneers, Batavian Army) / 27 June 1814 (Bataljon Pontonniers, Mineurs en Sappeurs, Netherlands army)
Major: 21 September 1823    

* Son of Joachim Frederik Benthien, Captain in the Hanoverian army, and Charlotta Flotho; entered military service 22 February 1787 as a cadet in the Hanoverian army; dismissed 5 june 1795 as fourier; entered Batavian service as a sergeant in the 1st bat/7de Halve Brigade 29 September 1795; sergeant-Major in the Kompagnie Hollansche Pontonniers 23 November 1795; promoted 2nd Captain 29 October 1804; campaigns in Germany 1806, 1807, 1808; promoted 1st Captain 8 August 1808, Captain-commander of pontoneers until 21 September 1823; transferred to the 1st Batallion French Pontoneers 1 January 1811; Russian campaign 1812, Beresina; campaign in Germany 1813, Torgau; Knight of the Légion d’Honneur 25 September 1813; Prussian prisoner of war 10 January 1814; released 12 June 1814, entered Netherlands service 27 June 1814; part of the 3de Bataljon veld artillerie with the Kompagnie Pontonniers 1 January 1822; director of pontoon services 21 September 1823 – 25 March 1826; became blind after 1822.

Bergsma. Eiso

Born: 20 March 1786              
Died: Nijmegen (NL), 7 January 1837
2nd Lieutenant: 20 July 1804                       
1st Lieutenant: 8 August 1808       
Captain: 1 July 1811 (French army) / 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 16 August 1829  

* Commander Bataljon Mineurs en Sappeurs 1835 - 1837

Biben, Justinus Christiaan

Born: 11 October 1792        
Pensioned: 27 July 1846
Died: Arnhem (NL), 10 June 1865
2nd Lieutenant: 24 December 1813      
1st Lieutenant: 9 December 1814 (Netherlands army)     
Captain: 17 October 1818
Major: 10 November 1838                          
Lieutenant-Colonel: 27 July 1846              

Blaauw, Jan Gerhard

Born: 16 December 1777
2nd Lieutenant: 3 May 1798                        
1st Lieutenant: 18 August 1799                   
Died: Flushing (NL), 6 October 1828
Captain: 8 August 1808 (Dutch army) / 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)  

Blanken Janszoon, Willem

Born: 26 February 1769                 
Died: 4 November 1831
2nd Lieutenant: 1 November 1794                
1st Lieutenant: 6 August 1795    
Captain: 21 February 1815

Bois, Louis Joseph Felix du

Born: 23 April 1787
Honourable Discharge: 11 November 1816
2nd Lieutenant: 4 June 1811         
Captain: 18 December 1811

Bos, Dirk

Born: 15 October 1785                  
Pensioned: 8 February 1850                  
Died: 11 February 1857
2nd Lieutenant: 20 July 1804     
1st Lieutenant: 8 August 1808   
Captain: 1 July 1811
Major: 29 March 1825      
Lieutenant-Colonel: 13 March 1832              
Colonel: 28 November 1840                        
Major-General: 8 February 1850

Boswel, Thomas

Born: 1776                        
Pensioned 18 April 1820
2nd Lieutenant: 1809          
1st Lieutenant: 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)  
Captain: 19 August 1817

Brade, Willem Christiaan

Born: 1792
Honourable Discharge: 17 March 1819
2nd Lieutenant: 24 December 1813              
1st Lieutenant: 9 December 1814 (Netherlands army)     
Captain: 17 December 1817

* Instructor on the Artillerie- en Genieschool in Delft 1816.

Bronckhorst, Herman Gerard van

Born: 7 October 1788     
Died: 24 October 1827
2nd Lieutenant: 22 May 1815 (Netherlands army)    
1st Lieutenant: 3 September 1823          

* Transferred to the General Staff 3 September 1823.

Brouwer, Willem

Died: Soerabaya (Dutch East-Indies), 2 October 1818
2nd Lieutenant: 21 March 1814                   
1st Lieutenant: 1 December 1814 (Netherlands army)     

* To the Dutch East-Indies 1 December 1814.

Cambier, Adriaan Carel

Born: 14 January 1796
Pensioned: 7 December 1831                    
Died: Heer (NL), 9 August 1859
2nd Lieutenant: 21 March 1814 (Netherlands army) 
1st Lieutenant: 6 June 1816    
Captain: 18 April 1820    

Camerlingh, Heinrick / Heimerik

Born: 10 August 1777                      
Pensioned 12 April 1836             
Died: Utrecht (NL), 3 January 1847
2nd Lieutenant: 3 May 1798  
1st Lieutenant: 18 August 1799      
Captain: 8 August 1808 (Dutch army) / 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 19 February 1815                            
Lieutenant-Colonel: 19 August 1817                       
Colonel: 13 March 1832       

Cochius, Frans David

Born: 3 December 1787
Died: ‘Huize Vredenoord’ near Rijswijk (NL), 1 May 1876
2nd Lieutenant: 8 August 1808                    
1st Lieutenant: 11 December 1810              
Captain: 1 July 1811 (French army) / 1 December 1814 (Netherlands army)
MWO: 3rd Class Knight 7 May 1822; commander 8 May 1838

* To the Dutch East-Indies 1 December 1814.

Cornabé, Daniel Jacques Louis

2nd Lieutenant: 20 July 1804                       
Pensioned before 1824
1st Lieutenant: 8 August 1808                     
Captain: 8 November 1809

Croiset, Arnoldus

Born: 8 August 1753
Honourable Discharge: (placed on non-activitity 23 December 1830)                
Died: 10 December 1838        
Pensioned: October 1835
2nd Lieutenant: 19 January 1768      
1st Lieutenant: 21 February 1779   
Captain: 15 September 1780
Major: 18 July 1793                              
Lieutenant-Colonel: 9 July 1795                   
Colonel: 14 July 1797                                 
Major-General: 8 December 1807
Lieutenant-General: 24 November 1816      
MWO: 3rd Class Knight 12 May 1823, for building the defences on the southern frontier

* In Netherlands service 18 August 1814

Deketh, Govert Witteveen

Born: 5 February 1795
2nd Lieutenant: 7 May 1814                        
Pensioned 30 January 1843
1st Lieutenant: 6 June 1816                        
Died: Utrecht (NL), 21 January 1881
Captain: 25 April 1821
Major: 28 November 1840   

* After his pension ‘Kameraar’ in Utrecht.

Delprat, Isaac Paul

Born: 25 November 1793                 
Pensioned: 14 September 1862
Died: The Hague (NL), 14 May 1880
2nd Lieutenant: 16 March 1814  
1st Lieutenant: 9 December 1814 (Netherlands army)     
Captain: 17 December 1817
Major: 17 September 1836                         
Lieutenant-Colonel: 3 November 1843                     
Colonel: 2 August 1852                                        
Major-General: 29 March 1858

* Member of the 2nd Chamber of the States-General 1854 – 1862.

Desmaisières, Desiré François

Born: 14 February 1793
Honourable Discharge: 18 June 1820
2nd Lieutenant: 8 December 1815               
1st Lieutenant: 19 August 1817           

* Instructor on the Artillerie- en Genieschool in Delft 1816.

Desmaisières, Léandre Anton Joseph

Born: 9 September 1794
Honourable Discharge: 27 February 1824
2nd Lieutenant: 1 July 1814                        
1st Lieutenant: 19 August 1817             

Eckhardt, Joseph Bertram

2nd Lieutenant: 7 May 1814                        
1st Lieutenant: 1 December 1814 (Netherlands army)     

* To the Dutch East-Indies 1 December 1814

Eckringa, Sixtus Gerardus

Born: 25 January 1754                  
Pensioned: 25 April 1821        
Died: Wedde (NL), 3 May 1829
1st Lieutenant: 5 September 1781   
2nd Lieutenant: 30 May 1774        
Captain: 30 March 1782
Major: 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)             
Lieutenant-Colonel: 8 December 1815                    
Colonel: 25 April 1821    

Eekhout, Evert Jan

Born: 6 September 1795
Pensioned: 16 April 1853                  
Died: Weesp (NL), 23 November 1857
2nd Lieutenant: 18 August 1814 (Netherlands army)
1st Lieutenant: 6 June 1816      
Captain: 22 July 1822
Major: 2 May 1842         
Lieutenant-Colonel: 8 February 1850

Eichholtz, Abraham

Born: 18 September 1770
Honourable Discharge: (placed on non-activity December 1829?)                 
Pensioned December 1839                 
Died: Grave (NL), 13 August 1846
2nd Lieutenant: 30 April 1785     
1st Lieutenant: 6 May 1793        
Captain: 12 January 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 17 November 1814                          
Lieutenant-Colonel: 18 October 1817                      
Colonel: 28 January 1837   

* Commander Bataljon Mineurs en Sappeurs 1817 - 1829.

Engelen, Henricus

Born: 18 December 1783                  
Pensioned: 13 December 1840                   
Died: Breda (NL), 31 October 1847
2nd Lieutenant: 20 July 1804     
1st Lieutenant: 8 August 1808  
Captain: 1 July 1811 (French army) / 18 August 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 21 July 1828    
Lieutenant-Colonel: 17 September 1836         

Engelhardt, Cornelis

Born: 12 September 1767
Honourable Discharge: 1795 (Batavian Army)
Pensioned: 26 July 1820                
Died: Groningen (NL), 5 March 1829
2nd Lieutenant: 11 December 1785              
1st Lieutenant: 20 July 1788       
Major: 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)             
Lieutenant-Colonel: 8 December 1815                    
Colonel: 26 July 1820       

Erpenbeek, Laurens

Born: 16 July 1782                 
Pensioned: 1 February 1831                   
Died: Grave (NL), 24 December 1854
2nd Lieutenant: 17 May 1799     
1st Lieutenant: 1 July 1802      
Captain: 8 August 1808 (Dutch army) / 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 1 September 1817                           
Lieutenant-Colonel: 21 July 1828   

* 1802 serving on Essequibo.

Erzey, Jan H.

Born: 28 October 1730
2nd Lieutenant: 21 March 1808                   
1st Lieutenant: 30 December 1809              
Captain: 13 May 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 10 July 1830      

* Transferred to the General Staff 10 July 1830.

Esau, Jacob Benjamin

Born: 12 March 1768
Honourable Discharge: (on non-activity 29 March 1822)
Died: (while waiting for his pension) 20 April 1843
2nd Lieutenant: 30 August 1785                  
1st Lieutenant: 30 December 1794              
Captain: 2 February 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 18 October 1817      

* Served with the miners

Evers, Everhardus

Born: 17 November 1773                   
Pensioned: 6 May 1840         
Died: Cleve (Ge), 29 September 1840
2nd Lieutenant: 9 July 1795     
1st Lieutenant: 30 December 1796     
Captain: 10 March 1800
Major: 9 December 1814 (Netherlands army)         
Lieutenant-Colonel: 8 December 1815                    
Colonel: 26 August 1824                                      
Major-General: 29 July 1831

Falbot, Jacobus Hendrik

1st Lieutenant: 1 January 1815 (Netherlands army) 

Fallot, Charles Guillaume Antoine Laurillard dit

Born: 10 February 1787
Honourable Discharge: 20 November 1826                
Died: Brussels (Be), 18 September 1842
2nd Lieutenant: 8 August 1808                       
Captain: 1 July 1811 (French army) / 18 August 1814 (Netherlands army)

Gey van Pittius, Carel Frederik

Born: 18 May 1790                  
Pensioned: 14 November 1859                  
Died: Utrecht (NL), 24 January 1866
2nd Lieutenant: 8 August 1808  
1st Lieutenant: 16 March 1811  
Captain: 1 July 1811
Major: 16 August 1829                              
Lieutenant-Colonel: 10 November 1838                   
Colonel: 10 May 1849                                          
Major-General: 28 June 1852
Lieutenant-General: 14 November 1859

Goblet, Albert Joseph

Born: 26 May 1790                                    
Deserted: 16 November 1830 (to the Belgian rebels)
Died: 5 May 1873
2nd Lieutenant: 1 October 1811                   
1st Lieutenant: 1 July 1813       
Captain: 1 January 1814
MWO: 4th Class Knight 11 August 1815; 3rd Class Knight 12 May 1823 (for building the defences of the southern frontier)

* Later Became Inspector of Engineers, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium.

Graham, William

2nd Lieutenant: 22 May 1815 / 12 March 1815?      
Missing: Mechelen (Be), 11 June 1815

Ham, J.C.

2nd Lieutenant: 11 March 1814      

* Transferred to the artillery of the Dutch East-Indies 22 October 1814.

Hemmes, Johannes

Born: 28 March 1783             
Pensioned: 27 April 1840            
Died: Meppel (NL), 23 January 1853
2nd Lieutenant: 10 August 1802     
1st Lieutenant: 8 August 1808         
Captain: 1 July 1811 (French army) / 18 August 1808 (Netherlands army)

Hennequin, Daniel Cornelis

Born: 3 May 1794
Honourable Discharge: (placed on non-activity 1 November 1841)
Pensioned: 16 May 1842        
Died: Maastricht (NL), 19 February 1863
2nd Lieutenant: 19 December 1814 (Netherlands army)  
1st Lieutenant: 3 September 1823       
Captain: 16 August 1829

* Transferred to the Staff of the Engineers on 24 November 1822; transferred to the miners 1 January 1830

Hennequin, Johan Jacobus

Born: 25 March 1796
In Service: 19 December 1814 (pontoneers, Netherlands army)                     
Pensioned: 1 April 1853        
Died: Geertruidenberg (NL), 29 October 1880
2nd Lieutenant: 22 July 1822     
1st Lieutenant: 16 August 1829           

* Transferred to the miners 1 June 1822.

Hennequin, Pieter

Born: 1 February 1765              
Died: Utrecht (NL), 10 May 1826 (suicide)
2nd Lieutenant: 3 July 1783                        
1st Lieutenant: 4 January 1790      
Captain: 9 July 1795
MWO: 3rd Class Knight 12 May 1823 (for building the defences of the southern frontier)
Lieutenant-Colonel: 8 August 1808 / 18 August 1814 (Netherlands army) 
Colonel: 8 December 1815                         
Major-General: 20 October 1825

Herff, Christiaan van

Born: 25 December 1783
Honourable Discharge: (placed on non-activity 14 October 1833)
Pensioned: June 1839          
Died: 24 February 1843
2nd Lieutenant: 19 December 1814 (Netherlands army)  
1st Lieutenant: 17 December 1817    
Captain: 11 March 1825

Herff, Mathias Christiaan van

Born: 5 April 1754                             
Pensioned 6 March 1821
1st Lieutenant: 14 August 1795                   
Died: 30 January 1824
Captain: 19 December 1814 (Netherlands army)

* Served with the miners; no militairy service 1 July 1805 – 22 January 1807, and 1 November 1807 – 2 February 1814 

Holthuys, Willem

Born: 1745
Honourable Discharge: 1795 (Batavian Army)
Pensioned: 19 August 1817        
Died: Groningen (NL), 20 March 1820
2nd Lieutenant: 12 April 1777                      
1st Lieutenant: 30 December 1782      
Captain: 25 June 1793
Major: 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)             
Lieutenant-Colonel: 6 December 1815                    
Colonel: 19 August 1817  

Hooff, Paulus Statius Reinier van

Born: 14 April 1786                
Pensioned February 1857
1st Lieutenant: 8 August 1808     
2nd Lieutenant: 10 August 1802                  
Died: Spankeren (NL), 1 March 1865
Captain: 1 July 1811
Major: 16 March 1814   
Lieutenant-Colonel: 13 June 1815                 
Colonel: September 1825                          
Major-General: 29 July 1831
Lieutenant-General: 26 March 1841                       
MWO: 4th Class Knight 8 July 1815; 3rd Class Knight 31 August 1831

* Adjutant of the Prince of Orange 1815; Member of the High Military Court since 1841.

Hottinger, Johan Heinrich

Born: 17 April 1751                     
Pensioned: 6 July 1817
2nd Lieutenant: 12 April 1777 
1st Lieutenant: October 1779                      
Captain: 1 march 1788
Major: 11 may 1802                
Lieutenant-Colonel: 2 February 1814 (Netherlands army) 
Colonel: 17 November 1814                        
Major-General: 6 July 1817

* Commander Bataljon Mineurs en Sappeurs 1814 – 1817.

Hoy de la Rochette, David Leonard de

Born: 6 October 1779             
Pensioned: 10 November 1838               
Died: Nijmegen (NL), 15 November 1856
2nd Lieutenant: 21 December 1796 
1st Lieutenant: 25 April 1799        
Captain: 8 August 1808 (Dutch army) / 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 19 August 1817                              
Lieutenant-Colonel: 11 March 1825              
Colonel: 17 September 1836                       

Huguenin, Wilhelm Ulrich

Born: 9 October 1791
Honourable Discharge: (placed on non-activity 1 November 1841)
Pensioned: 16 March 1842                
Died: Delft (NL), between December 1846 and January 1848
2nd Lieutenant: 9 December 1814 (Netherlands army)    
1st Lieutenant: 19 August 1817    
Captain: 11 March 1825

 Hulet, Joseph Balthasar

Born: 9 August 1785
Died: Maastricht (NL), 4 June 1836
1st Lieutenant: 18 October 1817                  
2nd Lieutenant: 19 December 1814 (Netherlands army)  
Captain: 11 March 1825

Hulten, Theodorus Brunsveld van

Born: 31 October 1779
Honourable Discharge: (on non-activity 17 January 1836)
Pensioned: 24 January 1845                           
Died: Breda (NL), 5 December 1853
2nd Lieutenant: 18 May 1799                      
Captain: 1 July 1802 (Batavian Army) / 18 August 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 19 August 1817                              
Lieutenant-Colonel: 26 August 1824                       
Colonel: 24 January 1845       

Ingen, Willem Lodewijk van

Born: 3 October 1775                       
Pensioned: 25 May 1824   
Died: 15 September 1827
2nd Lieutenant: 27 July 1795
1st Lieutenant: 30 December 1796           
Captain: 25 April 1799
Major: 15 March 1812      
Lieutenant-Colonel: 15 March 1812 / 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)  
Colonel: 6 June 1816            

Kaps, Cornelis Johannes Michiel van

2nd Lieutenant: 16 March 1814                   
1st Lieutenant: 1 December 1814 (Netherlands army)     

* To the Dutch East-Indies 1 December 1814

Kesteren, Jacobus Arnoldus van

Born: 11 April 1756                           
Died: Arnhem (NL), 3 June 1847 
Pensioned: 11 March 1825
2nd Lieutenant: 5 September 1781      
1st Lieutenant: 7 April 1788    
Captain: 9 July 1795
Lieutenant-Colonel: 14 July 1797 / 18 August 1814 (Netherlands army)  
Colonel: 8 October 1817                          

Klynsma, Sent Foppes

Born: 9 November 1790
Pensioned: 16 April 1853          
Died: Wolvega (NL), 4 March 1874
2nd Lieutenant: 2 February 1814 (Netherlands army)
1st Lieutenant: 19 December 1814    
Captain: 3 September 1823
Major: 2 May 1842      
Lieutenant-Colonel: 8 February 1850
Colonel: 12 March 1873                          

* Transferred to the General Staff as 2nd Captain 19 March 1825; Commander Bataljon Mineurs en Sappeurs 1843 - 1853.

Knibbe, Johan Heinrich

Born: 11 January 1796
Honourable Discharge: (placed on non-activity 13 March 1832)
Pensioned: 13 March 1832
2nd Lieutenant: 7 May 1814 (Netherlands army)     
1st Lieutenant: 19 August 1817                   

Kool, Aart

Born: 27 May 1787                 
Pensioned: 8 February 1850         
Died: Maastricht (NL), 6 February 1862
2nd Lieutenant: 8 August 1808   
1st Lieutenant: 21 September 1810    
Captain: 1 July 1811
Major: 16 August 1829    
Lieutenant-Colonel: 10 November 1838                   
Colonel: 10 May 1849                          
MWO: 4th Class Knight 12 May 1823 (for building the defences of the southern frontier)

Krayenhoff, Cornelis Rudolfus Theodorus baron

Born: Nijmegen (NL), 2 June 1758
18 May 1795
Died: Nijmegen (NL), 21 November 1840

 Krayenhoff, Jhr. Johan

Born: 29 October 1790                  
Pensioned: 14 November 1859 (fl. 1,800), lived in Amsterdam (NL)               
Died: Amsterdam (NL), 12 June 1867
2nd Lieutenant: 8 August 1808  
1st Lieutenant: 23 February 1814 
Captain: 19 August 1817
Major: 9 November 1832                            
Lieutenant-Colonel: 2 May 1842                   
Colonel: 8 February 1850                           
Major-General: 20 August 1858

* Russian campaign 1812, prisoner of war.

Kruyff, Etienne de

Born: 1791
Died: Brummen (NL), 27 July 1860
2nd Lieutenant: 7 May 1814                        
1st Lieutenant: 9 December 1814   

* Instructor on the Artillerie- en Genieschool in Delft 1816; Transferred to the Department for the maintenance of ways and waterworks (‘Rijkswaterstaat’) 25 December 1816; became a chief engineer later.

Lefebvre, François Joseph

Born: 8 December 1763                 
Pensioned: 6 July 1817  
Died: 13 January 1832
2nd Lieutenant: 20 August 1795 
1st Lieutenant: 19 December 1814 (Netherlands army) 

* Served with the miners

Lefebvre de Montigny, Gilles Johannes

Born: 1766                  
Pensioned: 12 August 1818             
Died: 19 May 1821
2nd Lieutenant: 18 April 1782    
1st Lieutenant: 11 August 1791      
Captain: 9 July 1795
Lieutenant-Colonel: 2 March 1800? / 31 March 1810 / 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)

Lefebvre de Montigny, Pieter Scipio Alexander

Born: 10 march 1778                   
Pensioned: 3 August 1821        
Died: 21 August 1832
2nd Lieutenant: 9 July 1795     
1st Lieutenant: 30 December 1796      
Captain: 10 March 1800 (Batavian army) / 18 August 1814 (Netherlands army)

Lelyveld, Corneille Rippert van

Born: 11 march 1796                
Pensioned: 16 April 1853
Died: ‘Huize Laanzicht’ near Breda (NL), 18 November 1854
2nd Lieutenant: 7 May 1814 (Netherlands army)
1st Lieutenant: 19 August 1817         
Captain: 26 August 1824
Major: July 1846                                       
Lieutenant-Colonel: 8 February 1850      

Lesturgeon, Alexander Antony

Born: 11 May 1788                    
Pensioned: 22 March 1841            
Died: Dalen (NL), 7 March 1860
2nd Lieutenant: 8 August 1808
1st Lieutenant: 21 September 1810 
Captain: 1 July 1811 (French army) / 18 August 1808 (Netherlands army)

Liliënstern, Jacob Carel Wilhelm Rühle von

Born: 11 February 1770
Died: Suriname (Dutch West-Indies), 11 February 1824
2nd Lieutenant: 30 September 1786             
1st Lieutenant: 8 July 1795 (Batavian Army)            
Captain: 19 May 1796
Major: ???

* To the Dutch West-Indies 1815; Died as Major.

Lobry, Willem

Born: 11 March 1773
Honourable Discharge: 30 March 1827            
Died: Woerden (NL), 8 April 1835
2nd Lieutenant: 23 July 1795                       
1st Lieutenant: 30 December 1796  
Captain: 10 March 1800 / 18 August 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 19 August 1817                              
Lieutenant-Colonel: 22 July 1822                  

Lützow, Balthasar Frederik Wilhelm baron van    

Died: 1822                    
Brigadier: 3 December 1806
Major-General: 21 November 1816

Maald(e)rink, Dirk

Born: 14 September 1779                 
Pensioned: 17 November 1819                   
Died: Deventer (NL), 11 April 1827
2nd Lieutenant: 18 May 1799     
1st Lieutenant: 10 March 1800 
Captain: 12 July 1811 (French army) / 18 August 1814 (Netherlands army)

Mahieux, Jean

Born: 29 March 1791                     
Died: 26 July 1829
2nd Lieutenant: 1 October 1812                   
1st Lieutenant: 17 June 1813 
Captain: 19 August 1817

Man, Anton Willem Hendrik Nolthenius de

Died: The Hague (NL), 18 October 1842
2nd Lieutenant: April 1813                          
1st Lieutenant: 1 December 1814 (Netherlands army)

* Transferred to General Staff 12 April 1816.

Man, Maximiliaan Jacob de

Born: 26 June 1765
Honourable Discharge: 1795 (Batavian Army)                      
Died: Grave (NL), 17 June 1838
2nd Lieutenant: 22 May 1782                      
1st Lieutenant: 24 April 1789 
Captain: 17 March 1794
Lieutenant-Colonel: 1 March 1807                
Colonel: 11 June 1814                                
Major-General: 24 November 1816
Lieutenant-General: 13 February 1834
MWO: 3rd Class Knight 8 July 1815 (for former services)

* No military service 12 March 1796 – 1 May 1807

Maschek, Carolus Cornelis

Born: 1793
Died: 11 May 1819
1st Lieutenant: 9 December 1813       
Captain: 19 August 1817

Mascheck, Franciscus Philippus Hubertus

1st Lieutenant: 9 December 1814 (Netherlands army)     
                                       
* Commander bataljon Mineurs en Sappeurs 1864-1867.

Masseur, Gerardus Wilhelmus

Born: 26 December 1779                   
Pensioned 27 April 1840                               
Died: Arnhem (NL), 22 April 1860
2nd Lieutenant: 5 December 1800      
1st Lieutenant: 27 June 1802  
Captain: 31 August 1812 (French army) / 18 August 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 9 November 1832             

* 1800 serving in Suriname.

Mazel, Jean Zacharie

Born: 27 July 1792Died: The Hague (NL), 10 October 1884
Honourable Discha
rge: 1 March 1819
2nd Lieutenant: 9 December 1814 (Netherlands army)    
1st Lieutenant: 19 August 1817                   

* In later years Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs.

Meijnhardt, Salomon Maria

Died: Weltevreden (Dutch East-Indies), 22 July 1826
2nd Lieutenant: 25 April 1806                      
1st Lieutenant: 8 August 1808    
Captain: 8 November 1809 (Dutch army) / 1 December 1814 (Netherlands army)

* To the Dutch East-Indies 1815.

Moor, François Joseph de

Born: 1789
2nd Lieutenant: 22 January 1808                 
1st Lieutenant: 1 March 1810                      
Captain: 10 December 1811

* Transferred to the Department for the maintenance of ways and waterworks (‘Rijkswaterstaat’) 30 September 1817.

Mouchard / Muschart, Joannes H.

Born: 23 December 1795
Pensioned: 11 September 1956              
Died: Arnhem (NL), 31 may 1874
2nd Lieutenant: 23 March 1815 (Netherlands army) 
1st Lieutenant: 19 August 1817     
Captain: 11 march 1825
Major: 19 October 1847                             
Lieutenant-Colonel: 16 April 1853               

* Commander Bataljon Mineurs en Sappeurs 1853-1856; 1857 Militia Commissary.

  Mühlen, Jhr. Ferdinand von

Born: 31 October 1793
Pensioned: 8 February 1850
Died: Nijmegen (NL), 21 December 1864
2nd Lieutenant: 7 May 1814 (Netherlands army)     
1st Lieutenant: 6 June 1816                        
Captain: 25 April 1821
Major: 28 November 1840                          
Lieutenant-Colonel: 8 February 1850

Muller, Diederich Christiaan

Born: 16 August 1771
Pensioned non-active 13 March 1832, waiting for his pension.                      
Died: Flushing (NL), 17 August 1844
2nd Lieutenant: 2 June 1794 
1st Lieutenant: 8 July 1795   
Captain: 21 January 1812 (French army) / 19 December 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 21 July 1828      

* Served with the miners.

Ninaber, Johannes Coenradus

Born: 1 December 1779               
Pensioned: 27 October 1843                    
Died: Flushing (NL), 21 August 1848
2nd Lieutenant: 10 August 1802   
1st Lieutenant: 20 July 1804   
Captain: 8 August 1808 (Dutch army) / 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 22 July 1822                                   
MWO: 4th Class Knight 20 June 1819
Lieutenant-Colonel: 11 March 1825              
Colonel: 17 September 1836                       
Major-General: 27 October 1843

* Commander Bataljon Mineurs en Sappeurs 1829 – 1835; Director of Fortifications 19 February 1835.

Offerhaus, Willem

Born: 31 December 1773                    
Died: Utrecht (NL), 12 December 1830
2nd Lieutenant: 9 November 1796                
1st Lieutenant: 12 July 1798   
Captain: 8 August 1808 (Dutch army) / 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 19 February 1815                            
Lieutenant-Colonel: 19 August 1817                       
Colonel: 16 August 1829                            

Oortwijn, Hermanus

Born: 25 October 1782              
Pensioned: 1 November 1841             
Died: Groningen (NL), 26 September 1862
2nd Lieutenant: 10 August 1802    
1st Lieutenant: 8 August 1808        
Captain: 1 July 1811 (French army) / 18 August 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 11 March 1825 
Lieutenant-Colonel: 16 August 1829                       
Colonel: 3 January 1839                                       
Major-General: 1 November 1841                               
MWO: 4th Class Knight 12 May 1823 (for building the defences of the southern frontier)

Pasteur, Jan David

Born: 7 November 1783
Honourable Discharge: 8 October 1828     
Died: Doesburg (NL), 24 August 1835
2nd Lieutenant: 10 August 1802                  
1st Lieutenant: 14 September 1804        
Captain: 8 August 1808 (Dutch army) / 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 3 September 1823        

Phaff, Carel Hendrik

Born: 17 June 1792
2nd Lieutenant: 16 December 1814    
Honourable Discharge: 10 September 1816

Pirard, Jean Pierre

Born: 1789
Honourable Discharge: 11 October 1817
Captain: 1 October 1811

Plaat, Andreas Johan Hendrik van der

Born: 11 January 1761
Died: 15 February 1819
2nd Lieutenant: 24 January 1780                 
1st Lieutenant: 26 November 1785  
Captain: 1787 (Russian service)
Major: 1787  
Lieutenant-Colonel: 1789                                                                                      
Major-General: 13 December 1813 (Netherlands service)
Lieutenant-General: 21 April 1815     
MWO: Commander, 8 July 1815 (for former services)

* In Russian service 1787 – 1797.

 

Plaat, Engelbert George van der

Born: 31 October 1756                  
Pensioned: 12 October 1829                  
Died: Grave (NL), 15 November 1831
2nd Lieutenant: 19 August 1771
1st Lieutenant: 5 May 1772       
Captain: 5 August 1790
Lieutenant-Colonel: 9 July 1795                   
Colonel: 16 March 1814                             
Major-General: 24 November 1816
MWO: 3rd Class Knight, 12 May 1823 (for building the defences of the southern frontier)

Polder, Jacobus Cornelis van de

Born: 13 July 1785                    
Pensioned: 13 September 1849              
Died: The Hague (NL), 18 May 1864
2nd Lieutenant: 20 July 1804   
1st Lieutenant: 8 August 1808       
Captain: 1 July 1811
Major: 11 March 1825  
Lieutenant-Colonel: 13 March 1832              
Colonel: 28 November 1840                        
Major-General: 6 December 1844                              
MWO: 4th Class Knight, 12 May 1823 (for building the defences of the southern frontier)

  Rappard, Johan Abraham Anne Christiaan ridder van

Born: 27 July 1796                      
Pensioned: 11 September 1856                  
Died: Veldhorst (NL), 31 July 1883
2nd Lieutenant: 7 May 1814  
1st Lieutenant: 6 June 1816      
Captain: 25 April 1821
Major: 28 November 1840                          
Lieutenant-Colonel: 18 October 1847
Colonel: 11 September 1856                         

Rauwenhoff, Pieter Jan Jacob

Born: 30 May 1778               
Pensioned: 27 August 1823
2nd Lieutenant: 18 May 1799       
Died: Ath (Be), 21 March 1836
1st Lieutenant: 20 January 1804 
Captain: 8 August 1808 (Dutch army) / 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 17 August 1818  

Rochell, Gerard Joseph Johannes

Pensioned 19 Febuary 1852 (fl. 1,800), living in Wageningen (NL)
Lieutenant-General: 19 February 1852

Rochette, see : Hoy de la Rochette

Sandifort, Johan Bartholdi

Died: Louvain (Be), 15 August 1816
2nd Lieutenant: 25 April 1806 (Batavian Republic)   
1st Lieutenant: 8 August 1808                     

* Transferred to the infantry 1814.

Schelle, Jan David van

Born: May 1782
2nd Lieutenant: 10 August 1802                  
1st Lieutenant: 10 March 1804      
Captain: 12 July 1811

* To the Dutch East-Indies 5 November 1814.

Schröder, Ary

Born: 3 September 1777
2nd Lieutenant: 19 December 1814 (Netherlands army)  
1st Lieutenant: 18 October 1814                  

* Transferred to the artillery with the Kompagnie Pontonniers 1 January 1822.

Schuller, Jan Henric / Henrie

Born: 8 April 1775
Honourable Discharge: 1795 (Batavian Army)                     
Pensioned 27 April 1840
2nd Lieutenant: 1 July 1790   
1st Lieutenant: 27 November 1800               
Died: 14 March 1849
Captain: 11 May 1802 / 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 16 August 1829                              
Lieutenant-Colonel: March 1838                   

Schultze, Johan Christiaan

Lieutenant-Colonel: 26 March 1808 / 27 October 1814 (Netherlands army)
Colonel: 1814

* To the Dutch East-Indies 1815.

Siderius, Johan George

Born: 6 January 1759
Honourable Discharge: 1795 (Batavian Army)
Pensioned: 17 May 1828
2nd Lieutenant: 12 January 1778                 
1st Lieutenant: 22 March 1784                    
Died: 19 March 1832
Captain: 25 June 1793
Lieutenant-Colonel: 9 July 1795                   
Colonel: 28 March 1806 / 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)     
Major-General: 24 November 1816

Snoeck, Jhr. Mathias Adriaan

Born: 13 August 1761         
Pensioned: 13 March 1832          
Died: Cuyck (NL), 1 June 1840
2nd Lieutenant:14 December 1780      
1st Lieutenant: 23 December 1787    
Captain: 5 November 1794
Major: 5 February 1814                              
Lieutenant-Colonel: 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)   
Colonel: 19 August 1817  
Major-General: 20 December 1826 / 1816?

* In British service 1795-1814.

Somers, Nicolas Joseph

Born: 17 December 1768                
Pensioned: 23 August 1827                             
Died: 9 March 1853
2nd Lieutenant: 5 January 1789   
Captain: 19 December 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 23 August 1827  

* Served with the miners; no military service from 25 July 1795 – 19 December 1814.

Talbot, Jacobus Hendrik

1st Lieutenant: 1 June 1815                        

Uytermark, J.J.

2nd Lieutenant: 3 may 1798                        
Pensioned 1815
1st Lieutenant: 18 November 1799               
Captain: 8 August 1808

Vaillant, Christiaan Dirk

Born: 11 December 1784                 
Pensioned: 9 March 1838
Died: 22 March 1865
2nd Lieutenant: 20 July 1804      
1st Lieutenant: 8 August 1808 (Dutch army) / 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)
Captain: 10 September 1816
Major: 9 March 1838  

Valckenaer, Frans Jacob Hendrik

Born: 22 June 1796
Pensioned: 16 May 1842
Died: Breda (NL), 24 November 1867
2nd Lieutenant: 7 May 1814 (Netherlands army)     
1st Lieutenant: 19 August 1817                   
Captain: 26 August 1824

Valter, Jan

Born: 30 July 1795
Honourable Discharge: (placed on non-activity 1 November 1841)
Died: Kampen (NL), 16 June 1872
2nd Lieutenant: 9 December 1814 (Netherlands army)    
Pensioned: 16 May 1842
1st Lieutenant: 19 August 1817  
Captain: 11 March 1825

Valter, Willem

Born: 8 March 1773
Pensioned: 6 May 1840                       
Died: Deventer (NL), 28 December 1850
2nd Lieutenant: 22 March 1796     
1st Lieutenant: 12 July 1798
Captain: 21 February 1805 (Batavian army) / 16 August 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 19 February 1815                            
Lieutenant-Colonel: 6 June 1816                  
Colonel: 21 July 1828                                 
Major-General: 19 February 1838

Versteegh, Gerrit Pieter

Born: 27 December 1784               
Pensioned: 14 October 1833
Died: Wageningen (NL), 2 March 1850
2nd Lieutenant: 10 August 1802   
1st Lieutenant: 20 July 1804          
Captain: 8 August 1808 (Dutch army) / 16 March 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 25 April 1821    
Lieutenant-Colonel: 21 July 1828           

Veye, Jacob Adriaan Everhard de

Born: 19 January 1767
Honourable Discharge: 1795 (Batavian Army)
Pensioned: 21 July 1828
Died: Nijmegen (NL), 1 March 1837
2nd Lieutenant: 14 August 1781 (miners)             
1st Lieutenant: 16 March 1785                    
Captain: 25 June 1793 / 14 September 1814 (Netherlands army)
Major: 6 June 1816      
Lieutenant-Colonel: 21 June 1828 

Veye de Burine, Jean Henry Ferdinand de

Born: 10 August 1790
Died: Curaçao (Dutch West-Indies), 6 January 1826
2nd Lieutenant: 8 April 1811                        
1st Lieutenant: 12 November 1812 (French army) / 31 December 1814 (Netherlands army)
Captain: 18 October 1817

* Transferred to the Staff of the Engineers 3 September 1823.

Veye de Burine, François Henri de

Born: 29 October 1791
Honourable Discharge: 1 January 1869                   
Pensioned: 19 October 1847
Died: Utrecht (NL), 21 March 1878
2nd Lieutenant: 23 March 1814
1st Lieutenant: 19 December 1814              
Captain: 18 April 1818
Major: 10 November 1838                          
Lieutenant-Colonel: 3 November 1843                     
Colonel: 19 October 1847                                     
Major-General: 1 January 1869

* General Staff 3 November 1843; 18 November 1847 appointed military commissary.

Villeneuve, Daniel Meynard

Born: 20 September 1787
Honourable Discharge: 17 February 1824
2nd Lieutenant: 22 May 1815 (pontoneers, Netherlands army)    

* Transferred to the artillery with the Kompagnie Pontonniers 1 January 1822.

Vosch van Avesaet, H.R.

1st Lieutenant: 10 March 1800  

* Left the engineers before 1827.

Weys, Hendrikus Josephus

Born: 2 February 1790
Honourable Discharge: (placed on non-activity 1 November 1841)
Pensioned: 16 May 1842
Died: 5 May 1857
2nd Lieutenant: 8 January 1815 (Netherlands army)
1st Lieutenant: 3 September 1823               
Captain: 16 August 1829

* Transferred to the Staff of the Engineers 11 September 1824; transferred to the miners 1 January 1830.

Witsenborg, Michael

Born: 9 October 1786           
Pensioned: 13 September 1849 
Died: Kampen (NL), 4 November 1852
2nd Lieutenant: 25 April 1806            
1st Lieutenant: 8 August 1808                    
Captain: 8 November 1809 (Dutch army) / 18 August 1808 (Netherlands army)
Major: 16 August 1829                              
Lieutenant-Colonel: 11 December 1837                   
Colonel: 3 November 1843                          
Major-General: 13 September 1849

* Commander Bataljon Mineurs en Sappeurs 1837 - 1843; Director of Fortifications 3 November 1843.

Witteveen de Keth, Govert

2nd Lieutenant: 7 May 1814 (Netherlands army)     

Woensel, Johan Pieter van

Born: 22 April 1789
Died: The Hague (NL), 24 October 1827
2nd Lieutenant: 8 August 1808                                                          
Captain: 1 July 1811 (French army) / 18 August 1814 (Netherlands army)
MWO: 4th Class Knight 12 May 1823 (for building the defences of the southern frontier)  

Wijck, Jhr. Carel van der

Born: 1 February 1797
Died: Arnhem (NL), 30 June 1852
2nd Lieutenant: 7 May 1814 (Netherlands army)     
1st Lieutenant: 5 September 1815  
Major-General: 29 June 1842
MWO: 4th Class Knight 15 July 1821 (for Banka, Dutch East-Indies); 3rd Class Knight 7 May 1822.  

* To the Dutch East-Indies 3 September 1815

Wijck, Jhr. Frederik Joan Theodorus van der

Born: 17 April 1779
Pensioned 27 October 1843
Died: Cleve (Ge), 2 November 1858
2nd Lieutenant: 9 July 1795                        
1st Lieutenant: 12 July 1798                       
Captain: 20 January 1804
Major: 9 December 1814     
Lieutenant-Colonel: 8 December 1815                    
Colonel: 21 July 1828                                           
Major-General: 19 February 1838
Lieutenant-General: 27 October 1843
MWO: 4th Class Knight 12 May 1823 (for building the defences of the southern frontier)

Wijck, Jhr. Herman Jan van der

Born: 7 November 1767
Honourable Discharge: 1787 (Dutch army)/ 11 July 1817
Died: Mannheim (Ge), 18 January 1847
2nd Lieutenant: 18 April 1787                      
1st Lieutenant:                                           
Captain: 9 July 1795
Lieutenant-Colonel: 8 August 1805                         
Colonel: 16 March 1814                                       
Major-General: 22 April 1815

* 16 March 1814 Adjutant of William I of Orange.

 Wijck, Jhr. Jacob Marius van der

Born: 30 July 1786            
Pensioned: 8 February 1850 (fl. 1,800), lived in Terheyden (NL)
Died: Terheyden (NL), 3 February 1868
2nd Lieutenant: 20 July 1804           
1st Lieutenant: 8 August 1808                     
Captain: 1 July 1811
Major: 16 August 1829                              
Lieutenant-Colonel: 2 February 1833
Colonel: 28 November 1840                        
Major-General: 8 February 1850

 

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