Dear Indisch4Ever Admin,
My name is Teilhard Soesilo. I’m an Indonesian student (sorry I don’t speak Dutch) and now I currently live in a Dutch house on Kramat VII/25, Central Jakarta (the house is now owned by a Catholic institution and serves as a boarding house for college students). The house was built in 1909 by Bataviaasche Bouwmaatschappij, with PAJ Moojen as the architect. At that time, the street was named Laan Wiechert and the area was known as Kramatpark. A more detailed history of this area can be found in https://www.lostjakarta.com/page/2/?s=kramat, written by Sven Verbeek Wolthuys.
I have a plan to retrace the history of the house but all that I know is that the last Dutch owner is named C. Drinhuyzen and repatriated to Netherlands in 1958. I got this information from a former resident of this house that said he was visited by Mr. Drinhuyzen himself in the 1970s. Unfortunately, this former resident doesn’t have contact or address of Mr. Drinhuyzen and I also assume that Mr. Drinhuyzen probably already passed away by now.
I don’t know whether is it possible to find information about descendants of Mr. C. Drinhuyzen via the indisch4ever community? Here are 2 photos of the house, one from the 1912 Batavia Annual Report (I live in the one circled blue, Kramat VII number 25) and the colored photo was taken by me in its current condition. I would be very grateful if there might be anyone who recognizes the house and have information about it, especially the descendants of C. Drinhuyzen with their family photos perhaps.
Just as an additional information, besides C. Drinhuyzen, these are the name of the former residents of the Laan Wiechert (Kramat VII) number 25 house between the 1920-late 1930s that I found from archives in delpher.nl:
Mr. Dr. R. D. Kollewijn
A. J. Zonneveld
W. A. G. Creutzberg
Thank you for your help and attention, terima kasih banyak.
Salam, Telihard Soesilo