The farm where the family Benjamin Kroodsma lived, was rented.
The owner, Dorhout, a family of lawyers, installed a burial vault it the yard of the farm, where members of this family have been burried.
When Benjamin and Sara settled them on this farm, this vault was already there. It is mentioned on the map of the town of Leeuwarden in 1825. The vault is nowadays still used for this purpose (only for members of the family). Some time ago a member of the family Dorhout was burried there.
These pictures give an impression of the place. The trees are the remains of the old farm.
So here Hans Kroodsma had his first footsteps.
Above advertisements of the Benjamin Kroodsma-family in dutch papers.