As far as we currently know the Schaake family originates from the Waldeck area in Germany. The oldest records date back to around 1600. My family branche descended from Johannes Schaake born in 1687 in Kohlgrund. By 1840 the brothers Johan Christiaan Lodewijk and Johann Philipp Ferdinand Schaake migrated to the Netherlands. Both brothers are the ancesters of most of the current Schaake and Schaacke families in the Netherlands.
See also familie Schaake genealogy for a complete history of our Schaake family.
Meanwhile, there are a large number of people engaged in sorting out our family history. Here are some websites Schaake family members.
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