Jules Witlox was born in 1928 and died in 2012. He studied theology and became a chaplain in Made in the province of Noord-Brabant, just south of the Biesbosch, one of the most important wetlands of the Netherlands. He visited members of his parish, living in the marshes of the Biesbosch. However, in the course of time he preferred to live as a married man. He did a study in sociology and became a teacher.