Joseph Scriven, who was regarded as living a Christian life of devotion to his brethren, was born at Ballymoney Lodge in Banbridge and baptized on September 10, 1819. His christening is documented at the Seapatrick Parish Church in Banbridge, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, where his father, Captain John Scriven of the Royal Marines, was twice baptized... He grew up in a household that valued education and trained him from an early age in the arts of writing and mathematics. Joseph learned to read and write English before he began school, and by the time he was fifteen years old, he could write well enough to have a newspaper article published under his name.
He initially wanted to be a teacher like his father, but when this opportunity did not arise, he decided to seek his fortune as a naval officer. In 1838, at the age of twenty-one, he joined the British Royal Navy as a second lieutenant on a ship called the "Sunderland." The Sunderland was a large man-of-war used for hunting pirates in the Indian Ocean. She had just returned from one such mission when Joseph boarded her with his friend William Hodson. They were both assigned to work under the command of Captain Charles Goldie; together they helped capture or kill forty-two pirates over the next two years. After this successful career in combat, Goldie recommended Joseph for promotion to first lieutenant, which was granted.
Schotte was born on the Dutch island of Curaçao on September 9, 1974, the son of teacher Hendrik Schotte and Maria Ruiz. He did not finish high school, but instead got some entrepreneurial and managerial abilities. He started his own company at the age of 20. It failed, but it gave him experience he needed to become a successful entrepreneur.
He moved to the Netherlands when he was 24 years old. There he married Irene Verwaest with whom he has two children. They lived in several cities before they finally settled in Amsterdam where his business took off again. Gerrit Schotte is the co-founder of Foodini, which is one of the most popular food blogs in the Netherlands.
He's also the co-owner of the restaurant De Tijger with his wife Irene and their friends. The restaurant has been listed as one of the best in the world by Forbes.
In 2014, they opened a second restaurant called De Burger King in Amsterdam Noord. It's a hip burger bar that serves only burgers!
Gerrit Schotte is active in politics as well. He is a member of the House of Representatives for the Party for Freedom (PVV) and has been since November 2016. Before that, he was a city councilor in Amersfoort from 2014 to 2016.
On February 3, 1807, near Farmville, Virginia, Joseph Eggleston Johnston was born. His father was a well-respected judge and Revolutionary War veteran, and his mother was Patrick Henry's niece. He had two older sisters and one younger brother.
The family moved to Richmond, the capital of Virginia, when Johnston was a boy. He spent his early years there attending public schools before going to the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. After only three months, he dropped out to work as a clerk for a shipping company in New York City. When his boss decided not to keep him on after only six months, Johnston returned to Richmond to work for a lawyer friend. He stayed in that job for two years until it ended in marriage. This caused Johnston to quit his law career and move back to New York where he worked as an editor for a newspaper for four years.
Johnston next went to Europe where he traveled for six months before moving to Mexico where he lived for five years. Upon returning home, Johnston got a job with the U.S. Army as a translator which lasted for ten years. During this time, he wrote many articles about his travels which were published in newspapers across America.
In 1827, Johnston married Sarah Irwin Hulbert. They had three children together: Elizabeth, Anna, and Joseph Jr.
William Schwenck Gilbert was born in London on November 18, 1836, to retired navy physician William Gilbert and his wife Anne. The Gilberts' brood would grow to include three younger daughters: Jane, Maud, and Florence. Rich English parents would seem to have provided all the advantages for a young man of ambition to become successful.
But perhaps not entirely so. Because despite their wealth and social status, the Gilberts were not accepted by the British aristocracy. They never held any political offices and they spent most of their time in London trying to improve its health system by creating new hospitals and schools. Also, William Gilbert had been court-martialed for punching another officer during a brawl and lost one of his eyes in punishment. This may have caused him to be rejected by the army when he tried to join it after graduation from Cambridge University. So, at the age of twenty-one, he started his own practice as a doctor on Harley Street, taking only women and children as patients. This practice became very successful and five years later, he could buy himself an estate near Chichester in West Sussex with four acres of land and two hundred sheep. Here, he built a house that still stands today. He also bought some cattle and horses which he sold off one by one until there remained only one horse and one cow.
Schweig was born in the Northwest Territories town of Inuvik. He is of mixed ancestry (Inuvialuk, Chippewa-Dene, and German). He is the oldest of seven children adopted as part of the Canadian government's unsuccessful endeavor to incorporate Inuit and First Nations youngsters into white culture. The program was called the "Adoptive Parent Program" and it began in 1973.
He grew up in Inuvik and graduated from high school there. At age 17, he left Canada to travel the world for six years. During that time, he worked on a fishing boat in Alaska, sold cars in California, and even managed a bowling alley in Puerto Rico. When his money ran out, he returned to Inuvik and got a job with an oil company working on its northern research station. Here, he met and married his wife, Donna. They have two sons together.
In 2000, Schweig became interested in running for office and decided to stand for mayor of Inuvik. He wrote a book about his experiences as an adoptive parent titled My Life So Far: Stories From An Adopted Indian. The book made him famous across Canada and gained him enough support to compete in the mayoral race. He won the election with more than half of the vote count and became the first indigenous person to hold such a position in Canada. He was also only the second American after Louis Riel to be elected mayor of a Canadian city (the other being Daniel David).