The Netherlands (1951-1961)

Dutch National refugees to the Netherlands 1950- 1961

The family spent the next 10 years (1950-61) living in Den Haag in The Netherlands.

1950 Johan works at a Tennis club

Move to Lonnekerstraat

October 1951

Johan works at a Tennis club.
Johan starts work at ZHB, 
Zuid-Hollandsche Bierbrouweij (South Holland Brewery) 

Fall 1960

Arthur Denis Rusche is born in Den Haag.
Peggy Minke Rusche is born in Den Haag.
Art starts kindergarten in Den Haag.


Johan applied for immigration to the USA. Through the World Council of Churches, The First Baptist Church of Olympia Washington signed up to sponsor our family in the United States. 

February 1, 1961

Johan’s leaves ZHB.
Zuid-Hollandsche Bierbrouweij Reference from Zuid-Hollandsche Bierbrouweij


Granted a K-13 VISA (Netherlands National refugee from Indonesia) to immigrate to the United States of America in under the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952.

February 12, 1961 

Departed The Netherlands via Holland-America Steamship to America.

February 20, 1961 

Arrived in New York, United States of America