Hi Lya and Oel,
I am so sorry to inform you that 'Zilversmeden van de stad Schoonhoven' is incorrect regarding the Driesen-family in Schoonhoven before 1910. Instead it reads as follows.
Jacobus Johannes (nr 051)was not the father of Anthonie & Jacob Johannes (nr.049).
Jacobus Johannes (1835-1901) and Anthonie Johannes (1845-1909) were brothers, sons of Hendricus Driesen (Hainaut 1790-1860) and Christina Johanna van Halteren.
Jacobus Johannes continued his work as a goldsmith in 1884 in company with his brother Anthonie Johannes (nr. 049). After their death the company was continued by Balduinus Hendricus Driesen (1875- 'sHertogenbosch 1953) the son of Anthonie Johannes.
Jacobus Johannes Driesen used 3 mrt 1856 JD120 in liggend zeskant; after that (13 feb 1863) D120 in liggend zeskant; after that (20 feb 1880) D12 in liggend zeskant; destroyed 31 jan 1884.
Anthonie Johannes Driesen used (21 feb 1870) AJ over dot D dot in a square, which makers mark was also used for the company after 1884 untill 12 jan 1910 when BHD took over; after that BHD used AJ over x D x in a square and AJDx in a rectangle.
Hendricus Theodorus Driesen (1867-Oss 1948) son of Jacobus Johannes started as silversmith 13 juli 1892, using H.T.D. in liggend zeskant. Discontinued 14 apr 1893 (nr. 050)
Anthonie Johannes Driesen was chairman of the 'Nijverheidsvereeniging van goud- en zilversmeden in Schoonhoven' between 1904-1909.
He lived since 1870 Lopikerstraat 40 (todays numbering) with a (one story) workshop behind the house (today Varkensmarkt 4). He enlarged the workshop into a 2 stories workshop in 1905, and employed 13 people at that time. Pictures etc. of the workshop: Rene Kappers, 'Van Utrecht tot Peking en Hemels Goud' in: Oud gebouw; nieuw gebruik. Erfgoed voor de creatieve Zilverstad, Historische Vereniging Schoonhoven 2011, p.7-8.
(This book will be available in pdf from the new HVS website as from July 20th)
It would be interesting to know how the company continued in Utrecht. That is beyond my knowledge.
It would be even more interesting for the Schoonhoven history of the Zilverstad to have pictures of the Driesen silversmiths: Lya do you have any pictures ? If so, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Genealogical information: www.wiewaswie.nl
(formerly 'genlias'). All gen. data in Schoonhoven unless specified otherwise.
Gold/silversmith/makers mark information: Stamboek Waarborg, kantoor Schoonhoven, 1837-1911 (Ned.Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven, Coll. Van Dongen inv.nrs. 465, 466) stbk.nrs 121,196, 360; Stamboek idem 1911-1933, nrs. 11, 174, 436.