Abraham te Gussinklo

Geslacht: Man
Vader: Wessel te Gussinklo
Moeder: Klazina Bernarda Lindenhovius
Geboren: 9 Nov 1868 Aalten
Overleden: 9 Dec 1945 Utrecht
Religie: Ned. Hervormd
Beroep: onderwijzer
Aantekeningen: Last Name: Gussinklo Te
First Name: Abraham
Date of Birth: 09/11/1868
Date of death: 09/12/1945
Rescuer's fate: survived
Nationality: THE NETHERLANDS
Gender: Male
Profession: Manager
Place during the war: Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Rescue Place: Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Rescue mode: Hiding
File number: File from the Collection of the Righteous Among the Nations Department (M.31.2/776)
Mr. Abraham te Gussinklo, a widower, was the headmaster of a Christian school in the city of Utrecht, where he lived with his four children. Three of his children were teachers and the fourth was still a student. In 1943, Arie Bergwerff* asked te Gussinklo to hide a Jewish couple, Mr. and Mrs. Kinsbergen, who had no money to pay towards their maintenance. He agreed. He gave the elderly couple his room and asked Mrs. Kinsbergen to cook for the family. After awhile, Judith Pam, the Kinsbergen’s granddaughter, also came to live with the te Gussinklo family. In her testimony to Yad Vashem, Judith Luurs-Pam wrote: “Within a year, the big house was full of people in hiding. The eldest daughter, Klazina (Ineke), who was 25, rode for more than 120 kilometers on a bicycle without tires to the eastern part of the country in search of food. She came back sick and exhausted but with a suitcase full of wheat and bacon, for which she had paid a great deal of money and which the family shared with all the refugees.”
On February 26, 1974, Yad Vashem recognized Mr. Abraham te Gussinklo, his sons, Taco and Abraham, and his daughters, Klazina Bernarda Cockerel-te Gussinklo and Johanna Vermey-te Gussinklo, as Righteous Among the Nations.

Gezin 1

Huwelijkspartner: Saartje van Melle geb. 1873 overl. 18 Apr 1905
Huwelijk: 16 OKT 1903 Middelburg

Gezin 2

Huwelijkspartner: Maria Sia Swart geb. 27 Juli 1889 overl. 1 Feb 1938
Huwelijk: 9 Nov 1910 Wissenkerke
Kinderen:
  Klazina Bernarda te Gussinklo Male geb. 3 MEI 1917
  Abraham te Gussinklo Male geb. 23 MRT 1928 overl. 20 OKT 2007
  Taco te Gussinklo Male geb. 7 Apr 1919 overl. 3 Apr 2004
  Josina Aleida te Gussinklo Male geb. 1922