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Karel/Charles Mozes Nijveen/Nyveen

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Onstwedde, Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands
Death: January 15, 1958 (74)
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Mozes/Nijveen and Rachel Levit/Leviet
Husband of Anna Mozes/Nijveen
Father of Rachel Mozes Groenteman; Max Mozes Nijveen and Judith "Judy" Mozes Nijveen
Brother of Mozes Mozes/Nijveen; Karel Nijveen; Samuel Mozes; Israel/Israël Mozes; Bernard/Bernhard/Benha... "Ben" Mozes/Nijveen/Nyveen and 4 others

Managed by: Jeffrey "Jeff" Richard Nyveen
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About Karel/Charles Mozes Nijveen/Nyveen

Karel Mozes Nijveen was one of the founders of the "N.V. Nederlandsche Thermo Chemische Fabrieken" very near to Burgum, the place were I was born.


In 1912 Charles (or Karel Mozes) Nijveen bought a farm on the Damsingel 30 in Sumar. He was a horse butcher in Leeuwarden. He wanted to expand his business and asked his brother in law, pig dealer Zilverberg, as agent. The farm was converted into a butchery and smokehouse, where both living and dead horses were processed. This was called the Factory and the slaughterhouse Phenix. Under Phenix in the twenties also animal flour was imported. This company stayed, even after the NTF was opened. When the family moved from Leeuwarden tot Amsterdam can be found in the archief of Amsterdam.

On 15 April 1926 the first in the Netherlands destruction plant opened, called N.V. Nederlandsche Thermo Chemische Fabrieken (NTF). José Vigeveno, chemist Dr H.J. Prins, mr. Marinus Leonard Kan and Charles Mozes Nijveen were the founders of the company. They wanted to get out of livestock and meat, that according to the law was no longer suitable for consumption, gain protein and fat, so that these valuable substances would not be lost. Previously, the cardavers were buried or burned, which the public did not benefit. A special tram with 250 guests can from Leeuwarden to the factory in Sumar when it opened.

After the opening of the factory Riedstra managed at the farm of Zilverberg the storage of the tools. In the barn was the salting of skins. After processing the skins went to the leather factories. The farm was demolished after the war.

At the extraction building, with the aid of gasoline, the fat was withdrawn from the flour. This precede was flammable and the employees were sometimes intoxicated by the gasoline fumes. Nowadays they use a different method to grease the flour and separable. After the extraction process, the raw materials were processed to protein flour and then stored in bins and bags in the buildings. The produced flour went by tram to the customers, mainly in the early years customers were difficult to find. The flour is still as compound of feed for cattle. Coal dust came by the tram for firing the boilers in the factory.

The N.V. Nederlandsche Thermo Chemische Fabrieken (NTF) is nowadays called Rendac http://www.rendac.nl/ . Before it was Sonac. Rendac is the only company in the Netherlands for destruction of cadavers. There are plants in Sumar and in Son for as far as I know. On the same spot were it all started in 1912 there is nowadays still a factory for destruction. (view with Google Maps: Damsingel 27-30, Sumar).

- from Els Thuis


N.V. Nederlandsche Thermo Chemische Fabrieken (Dutch Thermochemical Factories) seems to have been a slaughterhouse or rendering facility.



It seems that Charles Mozes Nijveen resigned from his father's company ("Jacques Nijveen & Son"/"Jacques Nijveen & Zoon"), while his father Jacob Mozes Nijveen and brother Mozes Mozes Nijveen remained there.

"Bij acte 21 December 1910 verleden voor ondergeteekende, is met ingang van 1 Januari 1911 de Vennoot da Heer KAREL MOZES, zich ook noemende KAREL MOZES NIJVEEN, Vleeschhandelaar, wonende te Leeuwarden, getreden uit de vennootschap onder de firma "JACQUES NIJVEEN EN ZOON", gevestigd te Groningen en is deze gecontinueerd tusschen de beide andere vennooten, de heeren JACOB MOZES en MOZES MOZES, zich ook noemende JACOB MOZES NIJVEEN en MOZES MOZES NIJVEEN, beiden Vleeschhandelaar, wonende te Groningen, op dezelfde voorwaarden en bepalingen als tot dusver gegolden hebbende, doch geheel voor rekening van lien beiden, 1 met liet recht de oude finnabeuaming to blijven voeren.

i Namens partijen: Mr. P. CLEVERINGA, Notaris."

I used Google Translate to translate the Dutch to English:

"By act 21 December 1910 past for the undersigned, with effect of January 1, 1911 the Company da Mr. KAREL MOZES, also named KAREL MOZES NIJVEEN, Meat Trader, residing at Leeuwarden, resigned from the company under the firm "JACQUES NIJVEEN AND SON", established in Groningen and this continued between the two other partners, Messrs. JACOB MOZES and MOZES MOZES, also named JACOB MOZES NIJVEEN and MOZES MOZES NIJVEEN, both Meat Trader, residing in Groningen, in the same terms and conditions as to far prevailed that, but completely on behalf of both lien, with the old left right company name to continue to perform.

On behalf of parties: Mr. P. Cleveringa, Notary."

Nieuwsblad van her Noorden (Dutch newspaper), January 3, 1911 edition, page 6 http://resources3.kb.nl/010880000/pdf/DDD_010882764.pdf


Record of a car or motorcycle owned by Ch.M. Nijveen, Leeuwarden (Breedstraat). (Issued between April 1, 1919 and November 1, 1920.)



Traveled on the S.S. Rotterdam with Mozes Mozes from Rotterdam, Netherlands, arriving on November 23, 1920. On the manifest, his final destination is listed as "Brooklyn, New York" and his occupation is listed as "merchant".


Preparations Charles Nijveen around 1922 for his "Flesh Meelfabriek the Phenix" in Burgum Posted April 24, 2015by oudejansamtm Initially, it was actually only Charles Nijveen involved in the creation of his "Flesh Meelfabriek the Phenix".

In its preparations for the establishment, he did not happen overnight. He orientated himself out in different countries in different ways, which they rejected as processed carcasses and meat. Eventually he chose the German system of so-called "Cadaver Verwertungs Anstalten" Commenting Nijveen describes the operation of this process as follows:

"The destruction of all the livestock and meat takes place in appliances with combined sterilizers and doogapparaten with built-in agitator, and which are provided with steam-tight sealing lids, steam heating jackets with air heating and condensation registers, further valves for the blowing of the air and exhaust valves for the processed product .

The corpses are thrown into the devices as a whole. The lids are then closed hermetically and admitted to the steam in the double wall. As a result, the inner vessel is heated to 140 ° C and held for 4 hours.

The inserted material is thus totally sterile and all bacteria and germs defused.

The machining of the material nor causes odor nuisance for the environment . "

Posted 3 Apr 24. 2015 NTF courier 1966

The farm as Nijveen had bought around 1910 by the Bergummerdam now Damsingel in Sumar (Source: NTF courier 1966)

Posted 3 Apr 24. 2015 signature-Nijveen

The signature Nijveen under his explanation of his plans for his meat flour mill



Had name legally changed by Royal Decree from Mozes to Nijveen on October 19, 1933.

Kind: Karel Nijveen Geslacht: Man Geboorteplaats: Stadskanaal gem. Onstwedde Geboortedatum: dinsdag 11 september 1883 Vader: Jakob Nijveen Leeftijd: 29 Beroep: Koopman Moeder: Rachel Leviet Gebeurtenis: Geboorte Datum: dinsdag 11 september 1883 Gebeurtenisplaats: Stadskanaal gem. Onstwedde

Bruidegom: Karel Mozes Geboorteplaats: Onstwedde Leeftijd: 25 Vader van de bruidegom: Jakob Mozes Moeder van de bruidegom: Rachel Leviet Bruid: Anna van Meer Geboorteplaats: 's-Hertogenbosch Leeftijd: 25 Vader van de bruid: Meijer van Meer Moeder van de bruid: Judith van Straten Gebeurtenis: Huwelijk Datum: dinsdag 1 juni 1909 's-Hertogenbosch

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Karel/Charles Mozes Nijveen/Nyveen's Timeline

September 11, 1883
Onstwedde, Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands
May 9, 1910
Age 26
Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
January 10, 1913
Age 29
Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
January 31, 1917
Age 33
Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
January 15, 1958
Age 74
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
January 17, 1958
Age 74