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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 Indonesia (1945-1962).

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 Dutch).

dr R.A. Gase


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 here.  

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:
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