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Nathan Streep

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Amsterdam
Death: Died in Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal
Immediate Family:

Son of Wolf Streep and Rebecca Prins
Husband of Anna Krant
Ex-husband of Esther Hoedemaker
Father of Wolf Streep; Jacques Streep; Arnold Streep; Joseph Jon Streep and Robert Jozef Evert (Robby) Streep
Brother of Joseph Streep

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About Nathan Streep

1st marriage:

Groom Nathan Streep Profession diamantklover Birth place Amsterdam Age 26 Bride Esther Hoedemaker Birth place Amsterdam Age 20 Father of groom Wolf Streep Profession Koopman Mother of the groom Rebecca Prins Father of bride Salomon Hoedemaker Profession Koopman Mother of the bride Rachel Kattenburg Event Huwelijk Event date 30-08-1904 Event place Amsterdam Document type BS Huwelijk Institution name Noord-Hollands Archief Institution place Haarlem Collection region Noord-Holland Sourcenumber Reg.28 fol. 44 Registration date 30-08-1904 Certificate place Amsterdam Opmerking Echtscheiding 18-09-1922.


2nd marriage:

Groom Nathan Streep Profession koopman en makelaar in diamant Age 46 Bride Anna Krant Age 28 Father of groom Wolf Streep Profession diamantkoopman Father of bride Joseph Krant Profession groothandelaar in laken Event Huwelijk Event date 16-09-1924 Event place Amsterdam Document type BS Huwelijk Institution name Noord-Hollands Archief Institution place Haarlem Collection region Noord-Holland Sourcenumber Reg.1A fol. 44v Registration date 16-09-1924 Certificate place Amsterdam Opmerking Gescheiden van Esther Hoedemaker. Gescheiden van Arnold Hofstede. Gehuwd te Bethnal Green (Londen, Engeland) 26-03-1924.


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Nathan was working hard, and had managed to save 15,000 guilders. At this time, he decided to leave the family business and start on his own.

His father convinced him to buy his first diamonds from him, which he did and as the quality of these diamonds were quite dubious. Nathan lost 12,000 guilders off the 15,000 that he had saved. He reproached his father furiously and asked for an explanation. Coolly Wolf answered his son by saying 'I did this to you, to show you that you must never trust anyone too much'. Mother Rebecca however had for years carefully saved Nathan's lodging money. She gave it to him and said, "Go and start again, but this time without any interference or assistance from your father".

Nathan's success was fair, but after a few years he returned to his fathers firm. Family ties of the Streep's were very close. One learned outside the family circle but always returned into its midst.

Nathan's return to the family business coincided with the opening of the diamond exchange building in 1911. This also marks the start of the export of diamonds and diamond jewellery to the United States in a big way, where cousin Joseph Levy, in New York, had all the important diamond connections. The diamond trade flourished and by 1916 total export was worth 51 million guilders. During the depression, Nathan managed to keep the company running.

The London Syndicate supplied him with plenty of South African rough diamonds, on condition that these would be cut and polished and that no uncut diamonds would be sold. Nathan, yet, was obligated to sell 90% of the stones uncut. With the remaining 10% he managed for over 3 years to provide work for hundreds of cutters. During the Second World War, the factory in Holland closed down, but Nathan's eldest son William carried on the family business in Canada where he also served as the Dutch Ambassador. After the second World War Nathan's youngest son Robert was sent to learn the diamond and jewellery trade quite extensively by first going to London to learn jewellery manufacturing and design. Subsequently learning the diamond trade as a diamond cleaver in Antwerp. After his training, he married Sylvia van Moppes in 1951. The young couple fearful of the ever-present threat of war, decided to settle in Canada. There Robert traded in diamonds representing both his father Nathan Streep, and his father-in-law Arnold van Moppes.

Although enchanted with the Canadian way of life, they missed the European shores and as the post war economy started to flourish, Robert returned to Amsterdam Holland. Initially, he joined his father-in-law's company where he was responsible for setting up the first permanent diamond exhibition and showroom. In 1957 he resurrected the family business at the same premises where his grandparents once had lived, This time however, integrating a magnificent diamond exhibition and showroom. In the building he also housed the factory that again received traditional merchandise from the CSO in London. (Diamond Sights)

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Nathan Streep's Timeline

1877
December 27, 1877
Amsterdam
1907
February 25, 1907
Age 29
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
1909
March 7, 1909
Age 31
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
1919
January 20, 1919
Age 41
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
1926
April 7, 1926
Age 48
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
1956
December 14, 1956
Age 78
Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal
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Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands