Judocus (Joop) Bloothoofd <X-32> is een zoon van
<IX-21> en Elisabeth Klaassen, geb. Amsterdam 24.7.1920,
overl. 29(18?).11.1969, tr. Johanna Hendrika (Jopie) Kraan 3.1.1946, geb.
|Judocus Bloothoofd werd vernoemd naar een
jonge oom Judocus
die het jaar ervoor was overleden. Hij werkte eerst op kantoor bij Ahrend
kantoormeubilair, waar ook zijn broer Willem werkte.
In 1958 emigreerde het gezin naar Amerika. Joop was daar accountant en boekhouder bij Hercules Inc., Wilmington, Delaware.
Zoon Willem (Bill): "Back in 1957 my mother went with a friend to a Psychic. He picked her out of the audience and predicted that our family would emigrate to America within a year. This was unheard of in those days because there was a waiting list 6 years long to be eligible for a visa. That and my parent were not even considering leaving Holland. But the idea was planted and my father looked into the possibility of it. He soon found out about the 6 year obstacle and so he wrote a letter to president Eisenhower, and he got a reply, and on April 19 of 1958 we arrived in the U.S. We lived in Wilmington, Delaware for most of the time."
"My mother was a gifted seamstress and dress designer in her life and had a successful business. Some of her clients were the DuPont family who live in this area. Her three sons all inherited their creativity from her. My father however was an artist himself. A very realistic painting that he did of the Magere Brug hangs in my bedroom."