Saturday, November 04, 2006

Obscure Fact Series: Chile Connection

Obscure Fact:
Marie A Hagenaar Vogelzang - Married the famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda in Batavia in 1930 when he served as Consul from Chile. Maria Antonia Hagenaar was born 5/3/1900 in Djokjakarta, she married 6/12/1930 in Batavia, and she died 3/27/1965. Her father was
Richard Peter Fedor Hagenaar and her mother was Antonia Helena Vogelzang, both were born in Indonesia. The maternal grandmother was Maria Mathilda ten Cate. The ten Cate side is thought to be of Javanese descent. Maria was described as a tall, cold dutch woman.

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