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Council finds over 240 stakeholders of unclaimed property

No manís land in municipality

Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill

OLDENZAAL, the Netherlands Ė The eastern Dutch municipality of Oldenzaal was forced to conduct genealogical research in order to settle a 1800s estate. When council wanted to expropriate a 4,000 sq metres parcel of land for development, it could not located any owners. A legal firm traced over 240 descendants of farmer Brunink who each will receive a share of the sale price.