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May your fun be large and bills be small!

Thinking warmly of each of you and wishing your family an extra measure of comfort, joy and hope this Christmas. We wish all our cousins, descendants of the Netherlands, a very Zalig Kerstfeest or Zalig Kerstmis (both mean Merry Christmas), Vrolijk Kerstfeest (Cheerful Christmas) or Prettig Kerstfeest (Nice Christmas) Feel free to share these items,

Frankfort KY, September 2017. Had a Wonderful time. Hope you were there.   SENT BY: Harold & Tracie Cornine Left KY and came to Conewago…beautiful country.  If Malcolm needs help with his Conewago project just give me a call. ——————————————————————————————————— SENT BY: Mary Jo Gohmann Hello Carolyn, We truly hope that Jon continues to progress in healing. After having

Update to Dutch Cousins

The Westerfields had the largest family group attending our wonderful Dutch Cousins of Kentucky in 2017. Would anyone like to send us a list of names to go with the photo? SENT BY: Carolyn (herself) Leonard Maybe you noticed my Engineer walking “like a duck” at the Cousins Gathering last month in Kentucky. Jon had been having

Graciela, No One’s Child

Photo of Robert & Grace Banta, 2017, by Charlie Westerfield Photography Graciela, No One’s Child By Grace Banta Review of Second Edition 2015 by Carolyn Leonard First Edition 2010 ISBN 13: 978-1-5194-3744-0 Trade paperback size, 221 pages Publisher – Self-Published I met the author, Grace Banta, and her husband Robert “Bob” Banta in Kentucky at the

MORE happy memories of 2017 Dutch Cousins Gathering

Five Dutch Cousins with a re-enactor at the Painted Stone Settlers program near Shelbyville on Saturday. Lynn Rogers, Kathy Cummings, Lynn Westerfield, Vince Akers, Rodney Dempsey and his sister Susan Gudorf. (Photo by Dennis Gudorf.) ——————————— Negotiating for a prisoner exchange between the settlers and the natives, re-enacted at the Painted Stone Settlers program on

Letters after the 2017 meeting!

Photo at the Painted Stone Settlers re-enactment of the Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat, near Shelbyville, KY on Saturday September 9, 2017.  Photo by Lynn Rogers, Dutch Cousins Gathering Co-ordinator. Happy Memories of the 2017 Gathering of Dutch Cousins. Feel free to share these items, just credit DUTCH LETTERS (date), free genealogy round robin

New Website Layout

Welcome to our new website. We have made every effort to test the various pages, but everyone’s computer seems to act a little different. If you notice any formatting or display issues please email Pam. We will continue to fine tune and make minor changes as we move forward.

Who will be the MOVERS AND SHAKERS for 2019?

FOR PRESIDENT:  CHARLIE WESTERFIELD of Louisville, KY Charlie Westerfield attended Greenville High School in Muhlenburg County, Kentucky and served in the Air Force from 1958-1962. In 1965 he married his wife, Marilyn and they have one son, Michael. Charlie also enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War to fly helicopters. Since then he