My Opa – Johannes Hubertus Theodorus Gerardu
Continuing the story from my previous post – A Very Long Trip – Rotterdam to Tanjung Priok
When someone decides to make a momentous change in location, one must ponder the pros and cons of such a decision. In this case, the pros were the adventure, advancement opportunities, and financial gain, whereas the con was moving away from everything he knew. It is hard to prove what Hubert considered an adventure, but I do have his military record documenting his compensation history, which may give us a peek into this aspect of his life.