Wim Horsmans (Willem Bernard Jozef)
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Willem Bernard Jozef Horsmans

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Wim Horsmans
(Willem Bernard Jozef)

 20-05-1912 Ubachsberg      31-05-1987 Heerlen (75)
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    Vicar in Valkenburg 1938-1950. Contact person of the LO for people in hiding, together with the sexton Harie van Ogtrop, supported by J. Peusens and J. van de Aa. His last position: dean of Meerssen (1963-1975), where he is also buried.
    See Im Memoriam card in the Rijckheyt Archive. [1]
    He was a brother of the post-war KVP politician Louis Horsmans, who was also a contact person for the L.O. during the war(in Houthem-Sint Gerlach) and deputy of Heinrich Stahl in the limestone quarry Schunck near Geulhem. Also a third brother, Jan Frans Antoon Horsmans, tenant of the Wijngaardshof in Ulestraten was member of the resistance. There Sjeng Coenen and Joep Francotte were arrested.


    1. rijckheyt.nl In Memoriam Willem Bernard Jozef Horsmans
    2. More in our story Resistance in Valkenburg