I am looking for my grandfather's father. My grandfather was a war baby. His father was in the military but not married to his mother. My grandfather's name was Robert Staats but I'm not sure if that was his biological father's surname or his mother's maiden name.
His mother's name may have been a dutch form of "Mary" and surname "Kettner" or "Ketner". She lived in Vancouver, Canada for a while then, as far as I know, moved back to Netherlands.
On the website of the City Archive in Amsterdam I found a Martje Baudina Staats. She was born on 14 Juli 1915 in Amsterdam. She married Alwin Kettner on 5 October 1939 in Amsterdam.
Martje Baudina Staats had a son who was born before the marriage to Alwin Kettner. The son has the same surname as Martje Baudina. Due to privacy regulations it is not allowed to mention the name and date/place of birth of the son here. Click here and click here to see the "archiefkaart" for Martje Baudina Staats. The son is mentioned on the second page.
Martje Baudina Staats lived in Vancouver form 1948 - 1965. In 1965 she went back to The Netherlands.