In the early nineties the daily journal "Algemeen Dagblad" in The Netherlands published an extensive article on the 24 original families of The Isle of Terschelling which is located North of the Dutch Province of Friesland in the Waddensea. The Stobbe family belongs, according to this article, to those 24 original families. Several family names were shown on a photograph taken at a cemetary. The front memorial stone presented the name Riekele Stobbe which also happens to be my name. As most people on the island made their living from the sea, it may well be that family members also settled at foreign locations including locations along the Baltic coast. From as far back as my great grandfather, I originate from the Stobbe family that used to live in the Eastern part of the Province of Friesland.
Riekele Stobbe Voorburg (near The Hague) The Netherlands