Dr. R.A. (Ronald) GASE
(b. 1951) is
superintendent of public high schools in the school district "Noord-Holland-Noord"
(abt. 7000 students) in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands since 1995.
In the past he has been a coworker at Amsterdam University in the department of
organic chemistry as well as mathematics, chemistry and physics teacher, vice-principal and high school principal.
From 1989 until 2001 he was high
school principal at Jan van Scorel College (now Stedelijk Dalton College
Alkmaar) in Alkmaar and from 2006-2008 of
osg Huygenwaard (now Huygens College) in Heerhugowaard.
Furthermore he is a senior management consultant, genealogist and free-lance
publisher on the relations between the Netherlands and its former colony
If you are interested in more detailed information
you can have a look at his resume (in
Dutch). If you want to know more about the schoolboard, visit the
web site http://www.sovon.nu (in
If you want to have a look at the available genealogical data on this site
please check The Internet Family Tree of
the Gase, Moermond, Boes, Steigmeyer, Elchert, Nye and Yost families.
In the Ancestor
Report that is published on this website all the (maternal and
paternal) ancestors of Ronald's grandson, Joshua GASE, as they are known today,
are mentioned. Joshua Gase was born on July 7th, 2015,
in Hoorn, North Holland, the Netherlands.
The Ancestor Report starts with Joshua Gase as number 1.
His parents are numbers 2 and 3, their grandparents numbers 4-7, their
great grandparents nrs 8-15 etc. etc.
If you are a GASE yourself or if you are otherwise interested in the history
of more than 200 years of GASES in the Netherlands you
can have a look at the
Gase Family Tree ("descendant report") containing the names and other known facts of all descendants of
Jean-Antoine Gasc and Maria Josephe Catemberg
that have lived in the Netherlands from 1792 onwards.
Jean-Antoine GASC was born in Verfeil, 30 kilometers east
of Toulouse, in the French department "Haute-Garonne", on January 19, 1755.
In the late 1780's or early 1790's, i.e. shortly before the French occupation
of the Netherlands, Jean-Antoine GASC moved to Amsterdam where he married Maria Josephe "Josefina" CATEMBERG (or: KATTENBERG)
on July 20, 1794. Jean-Antoine GASC died of the flue in
Amsterdam on December 18th, 1800, at the age of 45.
On February 19, 1794 a son was born to Jean-Antoine GASC and Maria Josephe
("Josefina") Catemberg (or: Kattenberg). He was baptized the same day in
the Roman Catholic "French Chapel" in Amsterdam and named Thomas
Antoine after his godfather Thomas Antoine AVY.
In later documents Thomas Antoine was using the surnames GASCH or GASE.
From 1822 onwards only the name GASE was used. Thomas Antoine GASE
died in Amsterdam at the age of 90 on March 10th, 1884.
All 80 GASES that are living in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Switzerland
and Australia today are descendants of Jean-Antoine and Thomas Antoine GASE.
If you want to know more about
Gase-family in the United States of America click
Furthermore, Ronald Gase has published two books on the
Dutch-Indonesian relations between 1945 and 1962. His first book was titled
"Misleiding of zelfbedrog" ("Deception or self-deception",
Anthos, 1984), his second "Beel in Batavia" (Anthos, 1986).
A third book, entitled (translated) "Indonesia merdeka; 1949: the
final year of the Indonesian struggle for independence" will probably
be published in late 2019.
f you have questions, corrections and/or suggestions concerning
genealogy or on the Dutch-Indonesian relations in the
time span 1945-1962 please e-mail me:
Postbus 9081, 1800 GB Alkmaar
567 1067 (office),
567 1050 (office)