OK, so the Halbertsma's had a dog called Apol.
We see his son Binnert portrayed as a young boy, so that might give us an idea when Halbertsma created this 'grevetman Apol'.
Apol, a guard dog; they must have taken him on walkies to Leeuwarden, the Lindenoord mansion of the Van Haren family, and Stavoren, and let him 'mark' the linden-trees he encountered, lol. No doubt he was also fond of swimming, retrieving sticks from the water ("sea-king").
Binnert Willem Anne Halbertsma was born 06 APR 1833 in Deventer, and died 10 JUN 1861 in Amsterdam.
•Name: Binnert Willem Anne Halbertsma
•Birth: 06 APR 1833 in Deventer 1
•Death: 10 JUN 1861 in Amsterdam 2
•Burial: 13 JUN 1861 Amsterdam 2
•Occupation: luitenant-ter-zee 2e kl..
•Change Date: 29 MAR 2006
Father: Justus \ Joost \ Joast \ Hiddes Halbertsma b: 23 OCT 1789 in Grouw
Mother: Johanna Iskjen Hoekema b: 06 APR 1794 in Workum c: 16 APR 1794 in Workum
And click on all the names of the Halbertsmas here:
Edited by Abramelin, 30 November 2011 - 01:53 PM.