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Letters 06/06/2017 - 2017 Newsletter

posted Jun 13, 2017, 12:38 PM by Pam Ellingson   [ updated Jun 13, 2017, 12:41 PM ]

Hear ye! Hear ye! Read all about it!
Here's Your 2017 Dutch Newsletter!
Dutch Cousins 2017 Newsletter

Here you go - It's finally ready.

If you have not already registered for the September event, you can print this out. Fill in the Registration blank and mail in the form with payment to the address on the registration form.

The schedule is included and is subject to change. Watch for exciting announcements and learn about more speakers in the upcoming Dutch Cousin Letters.

Follow these steps to open the Newsletter:

- Roll your cursor over the word "here" in blue below. The cursor will turn into a white glove with a pointing finger.
- With the finger of the glove on the blue underlined letters, click once and the document should open.
- The Newsletter containing the registration form, tee-shirt order, and schedule should pop open on your computer screen along with all the details.
- Click HERE to open the newsletter.

Letters 05/26/2017

posted May 26, 2017, 4:09 PM by Pam Ellingson

Everyone's talking about the big event coming in September

YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED YOUR REGISTRATION FORM BY NOW!

 Feel free to share these items, just credit DUTCH LETTERS (date), free genealogy round robin published by Carolyn Leonard. Anyone who wishes to be added to the mailing list, send an email to me at Editor234@gmail.com and say they would like to be on the list - and let us know their Dutch connection and contact info. Please send any pertinent info to be included in the next Letter.  If you want to be removed from the mailing list, just hit reply and say, "remove me" -- and I will do so immediately !I promise we do not share our mailing list with anyone, and do not publish email addresses on the list because of possible scammers.

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Our official website:  www.DutchCousins.org

Webmaster Pam Ellingson of Wisconsin

(At the front page,"Gathering 2017”)  Vince pointed out that sometimes clicking on the DutchCousins.org hyperlink goes to some "My Site" thing.  Just Google Dutch Cousins and go from there.  It's the organization's website.

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THE LOW DUTCH COUSINS ARE COMING TO FRANKFORT September  8-10,  2017.   Put it on your calendar now.

We will have special rates at CAPITAL PLAZA HOTEL - We loved it last time. 405 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, Ky  Better call soon - only 30 rooms in our block.  502-227-5100  BE SURE TO GIVE THE GROUP CODE:  Dutch Cousins 2389

Our Treasurer Janice Cozine of Kentucky and the 2017 Gathering Coordinator Mr. Lynn Rogers of Ohio (and me - Oklahoma) are working out the details.  It will be memorable - we can guarantee you that!

The big exciting newsletter is all ready to go! we areupdating the mailing list so we don't have to pay postage for returned mailers due to bad addresses

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DAR, SAR, 1812, 0IWUS:  We are working on having some special information being made available to the cousins at the gathering.  For instance, we know that some people are interesting in learning more about and applying for Sons of American Revolution or Daughters of American Revolution, Daughters of the War of 1812,  Order of Indian Wars of the US … groups that many of us belong to and many others of our Dutch cousins are eligible for.  I’m looking for volunteers to help with that.  Hello!  Where are you Daughters? … and Sons …? and others?

I have also requested a speaker on DNA and what that might tell us.  Any suggestions welcome.

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SENT BY:  CAROLYN

Rodney Dempsey, who has never missed a Cousins gathering, has a request.


He has registered for the event and has his room reserved at the Capitol Plaza. He only needs one more thing to be present at the 2017 gathering.  Rod does not drive anymore and needs to share a ride there and back. He is in good shape physically and will pay for transportation.  Rodney lives in Louisville off Shelbyville Rd, near the Blankenbaker Lane (north) exit off I-64 at Shelbyville Road.  Who’d like to apply for this job?

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SENT BY: carolyn

Free Access to Pennsylvania Resources

Pennsylvania resources are FREE on AmericanAncestors.org!
Search their databases for your Pennsylvania ancestors and register for a webinar on Pennsylvania genealogical research methods.

Pennsylvania's size and central location on the Atlantic Seaboard contributed to its important role in American history. Millions of Americans have ancestors who lived in Pennsylvania. Prominent ethnic groups who settled in Pennsylvania include Germans, Irish, African-Americans, Italians, Swiss, Dutch, and Chinese.

Learn more about how to conduct research on Pennsylvania and to access free educational resources.

Access to these materials only requires FREE registration as a Guest. https://www.americanancestors.org/pennsylvania

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SENT BY: Hendrik Edelman
The term “low dutch” is unknown in the Netherlands. The Dutch word is: Nederduitsch.
The (American) Dutch Reformed Church is called Nederduits Hervormde Kerk in contemporary documents

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SENT BY: Charlotte Ann Legg Olson
Hello.... I joined DAR through our family member James Stagg.
I would be more than happy to help other daughters add their names to his service of this country.
We are also pretty good at SAR applications, too... but have completed other family members that are not of our Dutch line: Thomas Lucas or Orange Co VA and Scott Co KY(included in his line is Mary Virginia Terhune dau of James).

DAR: James Stagg, John Poulter or Mercer Co KY.

Hope to attend and my husband Dave and I would be glad to assist cousins interested in DAR or SAR. If anyone is interested they could contact us early and we could do some checking.
DAR's website has a fill in the blanks application and instructions that is a good place to start.

thanks Carolyn for all you do. Always enjoy reading your messages.

Charlotte Legg, dau of
Mary Lucas, dau of
Paul G. Lucas, son of
Mary Virginia Terhune, dau of
James Terhune and Rachel Stagg dau of
Abraham C. Stagg and Sarah Banta, son of
Daniel Stagg and Mary Counover, son of
James Stagg and Leah Brouwer....... and
many other Dutch cousin families as well....

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SENT BY: Barbara Merideth
Denise and just got back from the National Genealogy Conference. There were some gentlemen there as well as a woman who spoke about the issue of access to records. Judy Russell gave an impassioned speech about it at a luncheon. I know you have talked about this a little as well. The group that is working on this type of legislation is looking for representatives in several states to help them with communicating with legislators in several states. Kentucky is one of those states. I don't know if you can find someone to talk to the group about that issue, but it might be worth it to do so. I've got the sheet the guys handed out at the session somewhere in my stuff, I think. Judy Russell did mention that Oklahoma just passed legislation recently that would allow records to be accessed more easily.

Volunteers?

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SENT BY:Albert van der Heide:   May I offer a nuance here on the controversy of Dutch and Deutsch? Going back in history, no Continental Europeans called residents of what is now The Netherlands Dutch. Only those on the British Isles did.

But who were those Lowlanders or the Dutch, the British term?

 Anyone who has read Netherlands history knows that the ranks of the Lowlanders were enhanced with mercenary troops from various regions in Europe, incl. German, Swiss and English. Many stayed. Portuguese Jews, French Huguenots, Walloons refugees and numerous laborers from German counties. All of these were Lowlanders in British eyes, namely Dutch.

Did the British public know Continental European geography? Germany? It became a country in 1870. Before that is was divided in numerous entities, such as Hannover, Westphalia, Bavaria, etc.
(More from Albert van der Heide) Carolyn Leonard offers a list of Dutch settler surnames but not all who arrived from Amsterdam in the New Netherland colony were of Netherland stock.

The colony was from its beginning in the 1620s multilingual and multi-ethnic although the farmer colonists like Voorhees were Netherlanders (brought over by the patroons).

Most of them came from the Drenthe (Voorhees), Overijssel en Gelderland (Van Renselaer). Among the list are French, Walloons and Swedes.

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SENT BY: Janice Cozine
Hello to Everyone!

The registration forms are rolling in for our 2017 DC Gathering!
We had approx. 140 cousins attend in 2015 and we're hoping to beat that number this year.
Make your plans now to be part of all the excitement.
We have lots of things going on and as always, we have some fantastic speakers lined up to get us started.
There will be loads of information floating around ..... if you want to learn, have something to share or just come for the fun....we would love to see you there.
We're meeting again this year at The Kentucky History Center in Frankfort, Ky.
Everyone enjoyed this venue so much in 2015 we wanted to go back.

FYI
Lynn Rogers has planned a trip on Saturday between 1 - 5 pm to visit Shelbyville, Ky. to see the  "The Long Run Massacre and Floyd's Defeat Re-enactment".
We have rented a 55 passenger tour bus to take us to our destination and back.
The cost for the re-enactment ticket and bus rental fee is $25.00.
This bus trip was NOT listed on the original registration form.
Please be sure you look for the 'new' DC Gathering registration form to fill out and mail with your payment, to the DC Treasurer.
You can read more about the bus trip in the 2017 DC brochure coming out soon OR you may check out the info on the web site.

More to come!

Janice Cozine
Dutch Cousins Treasurer
and Registration Chair

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SENT BY: Marilyn Douglas, New Netherland Institute
For those of you in The Netherlands or planning to visit there this summer, one of our subscribers wanted you to know –
Kiliaen van Rensselaer’s house in Hasselt near Zwolle, the town where he was born,  is open to the public on request for visiting.

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SENT BY: Marilyn Douglas, New Netherland Institute
doing research in The Netherlands- some links you may find useful
Quite some time ago, a project was started in the Netherlands to digitize all content in the archives & cultural heritage countries. One of our subscribers provided the following links:

-              Cultural heritage http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/en/?page=21
-              Books and much more https://www.kb.nl/en
-              Newspapers http://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/

-              And still lots of work to be done  http://www.den.nl/english

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SENT BY: Yvette Hoitink
DUTCH WORDS:  A bakker is a baker, and a bakkerij is a bakery.

Bread was and is a staple in the Dutch diet. The content and weight of loaves of bread was heavily regulated. If you have ancestors who were bakers, you may find them on lists of calibrated weights, or involved in court cases if their loaves were found to be too light or containing different ingredients than advertized.

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SENT BY:
Carolyn Leonard
president, Dutch cousins of Kentucky
Now preparing for 9/8/2017 Dutch Cousins Gathering

E-mail me: Editor234@gmail.com
On my webpage, www.CarolynBLeonard.com read the pages: DutchCousins:  http://www.carolynbleonard.com/CarolynBLeonard/DutchCousins/DutchCousins.html
Dutch letters are archived on our official webpage, www.DutchCousins.org by webmaster Pam Ellingson
Barbara Whiteside has a facebook page that you may find interesting, but it is not our official FB page, Dutch Cousins in Kentucky

Letters 05/24/2017 Registration for 2017 Gathering

posted May 24, 2017, 12:30 PM by Pam Ellingson

It's time to sign up!

Here you go - a clickable registration form you can complete online, then print it out and mail to the Dutch Cousins treasurer at the address on the form.

I did create the form, but my smart daughter Judi Mills spent many hours creating this magic clickable ability. However, if you do not want to fill it out online, you can print it out and fill it in on your desk.

To register for the September event, either fill in the blanks online and print it out -- or print it out and fill in the blanks! Then mail in the form with payment to the address on the registration form.

The schedule is included and is subject to change. Watch for exciting announcements and learn about more speakers in the upcoming Dutch Cousin Letters.

Follow these steps to open the form:

  1. Roll your cursor over the word "here" in blue below. The cursor will turn into a white glove with a pointing finger.
  2. With the finger of the glove on the blue underlined letters, click once and the form should open. 
  3. The registration form, tee-shirt order, and schedule should pop open on your computer screen!  
  4. Save the form to your desktop, then you can fill it out however you choose.
  5. Print it out and you will still have the original saved on your computer for your records.
  6. Fill out the tee-shirt order first and the amount will automatically be added to the registration form, and then added into the total.
  7. Please reply and let us know if you like this clickable form.
  8. Click here for the registration blank

Letters 05/17/2017 Amalie Preston: History Mystery Solver

posted May 24, 2017, 12:13 PM by Pam Ellingson

By Harrodsburg Herald | May 17, 2017 



May is National Historical Preservation Month and lifelong Mercer Countian Amalie Preston said she was  struck with the history bug at a young age.

Preston said she was always an attentive and curious as a child. Some of her favorite memories come from listening to the stories of her elders and asking them questions about their past.

“In my day, there was visiting for the sake of visiting,” she said. “Probably two to three times a week there were going to be either my grandparents or aunts, uncles and cousins over. And oh, do I remember the stories.”

Preston, who grew up on Oregon Road and still lives in her childhood home, felt a connection to history.

“It dawned on me soon in school when we were studying Kentucky history in the 6th grade, we were studying the great generals and all of these notables, and I got to thinking, where were my people when all of that was going on?” she said.

To learn more, check out this week’s issue of The Harrodsburg Herald.

Amalie Preston, a lifelong Mercer Countian, says she has always loved history and historical buildings as they tell stories of the past.

Letters 05/17/2017

posted May 17, 2017, 9:38 AM by Pam Ellingson

Learn more about the Dutch names

More about Dutch Names

 Feel free to share these items, just credit DUTCH LETTERS (date), free genealogy round robin published by Carolyn Leonard. Anyone who wishes to be added to the mailing list, send an email to me at Editor234@gmail.com and say they would like to be on the list - and let us know their Dutch connection and contact info. Please send any pertinent info to be included in the next Letter.  If you want to be removed from the mailing list, just hit reply and say, "remove me" -- and I will do so immediately! I promise we do not share our mailing list with anyone, and do not publish email addresses on the list because of possible scammers.

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Our official website:  www.DutchCousins.org
Webmaster Pam Ellingson of Wisconsin
(At the front page, "Gathering 2017”)  Vince pointed out that sometimes clicking on the DutchCousins.org hyperlink goes to some "My Site" thing.  Just Google Dutch Cousins and go from there, Or be sure to put in www.DutchCousins.org  It's our organization's website.
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THE LOW DUTCH COUSINS ARE COMING TO KENTUCKY!

At Frankfort September  7th to the 9th, and then to Harrodsburg the 10th and 11th.   Put it on your calendar now.  We have special rates at CAPITAL PLAZA HOTEL - We loved it last time. 405 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, Ky  Better call soon - only 30 rooms in our block.  502-227-5100  BE SURE TO GIVE THE GROUP CODE: Dutch Cousins 2389
Our Treasurer Janice Cozine of Kentucky and the 2017 Gathering Coordinator Mr. Lynn Rogers of Ohio (and me - Oklahoma) are working out the details.  It will be memorable - we can guarantee you that!

I’m getting the biennial newsletter together.  My daughter Judi is so smart! She helped me with the registration page and got it so people can fill it out online and the amounts fill in automatically and total.  She is going to come down to OKC tomorrow and teach me how to do it!  I think they call it clickable forms or something like that. Exciting! I love learning new tricks.
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DAR, SAR, 1812, 0IWUS:  We are working on having some special information being made available to the cousins at the gathering.  For instance, we know that some people are interested in learning more about and applying for Sons of American Revolution or Daughters of American Revolution, Daughters of the War of 1812,  Order of Indian Wars of the US … groups that many of us belong to and many others of our Dutch cousins are eligible for.  I’m looking for volunteers to help with that.  Hello!  Where are you Daughters? … and Sons …? and others?
I have also requested a speaker on DNA and what that might tell us.  Any suggestions welcome.
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SENT BY: Larry Vanice
Your list from the latest newsletter: Van Nuys, Vannice, Van Nis, Vannys, Vannuyse, van Huys, van Hyte
Carolyn, I can add Vanice with authority, because it is the spelling used by my branch, except for one of my father’s brothers who reverted to Van Nuys.
Also, I have seen the names Van Nice, Vanhuis, Van Huis and Van Eys, but I do not know if Van Eys was the same family.

The first Van Nuys in America was  Aucke Janse van Nuys.
Also known as: "Albert Jansz", "Auke Janse van Nuyse", "Aucke Jans Van Huys", "Aucke Jansen"
“Presumed from his name to be from Nuis, Marum, Groningen, The Netherlands”  https://www.geni.com/people/Aucke-Janse-van-Nuys/3455846
So van Nuyse  and van Nuis could be other variations.

Have you seen this about Van Nuys, CA was thinking of being a sister city with Nuis, Holland?  http://vnnc.org/2015/02/local-council-to-consider-making-van-nuis-in-holland-the-sister-city-of-van-nuys-in-america/  I looked at Nuis on Google Earth and see it is a tiny, tidy place with small newish houses and brick streets.

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SENT BY: Hendrik Edelman
The term “low dutch” is unknown in the Netherlands. The Dutch word is: Nederduitsch.
The (American) Dutch Reformed Church is called Nederduits Hervormde Kerk in contemporary documents

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SENT BY:  Larry Vanice
Back in the 1950’s the old Allen County Public Library had a small genealogy room with some good stuff.  I found the Vanice family history (original 1916 edition) on the shelf and traced my line.  Hard to imagine how Carrie Allen got all that data in 1916 without the benefit of computers and the LDS.  Mind you, she did print some incorrect information, probably fuzzy memories from old folks.

Now the new library has that amazing genealogy department.  The shelf now has a University Microfilms facsimile of the 1916 book, but the camera skipped one page.  And they have a copy of the book that was hand typed on letter size paper, copying every word of the 1916 book because there were no Xerox machines when it was typed.  That book includes the page that was missed in the facsimile.  I don’t know what the ACPL did with that original book they had.  My first cousin whose father was the oldest brother of his generation inherited the original book bought in 1916 by my grandparents.  I bought a DVD of the University Microfilms facsimile on eBay, which is missing the one page, of course.

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SENT BY: Tamara Fulkerson
Library of Congress releasing digital catalog records!!!
Excerpt:
The Library of Congress announced today that it is making 25 million records in its online catalog available for free bulk download at loc.gov/cds/products/marcDist.php. This is the largest release of digital records in the Library’s history.

The records also will be easily accessible at data.gov, the open-government website hosted by the General Services Administration(GSA). Until now, these bibliographic records have only been available individually or through a paid subscription……covers a wide range of Library items including books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, maps, music and visual materials.  The free data sets cover more than 45 years, ranging from 1968, during the early years of MARC, to 2014.  Each record provides standardized information about an item, including the title, author, publication date, subject headings, genre, related names, summary and other notes.

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States—and extensive materials from around the world—both on site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services, and other programs and plan a visit at loc.gov, access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov, and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov.

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SENT BY:Larry Vanice of Fort Wayne Indiana (home of the enormous Allen County Genealogy Research Center)
A long time ago, some old guy explained aging to me.  He said, “You never feel older, it just hurts more.”  Now I know that he was right and wish I could remember his name.

You might mention that the book, A Record of the Family of Isaac Van Nuys (or Vannice) of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, Son of Isaac Van Nuys of Millstone, New Jersey by Carrie E Allen 1916 goes back to Aucke Van Nuys arriving in New Amsterdam in 1652 and lists many branches of the family, along with many marriages to other Low Dutch people.  I expect most of the Cousins can find at least one of their ancestors mentioned.  I have never seen an original 1916 book for sale, but there are several ways to get a personal paper or electronic copy, probably all missing that one page.  The book is also on the Ancestry website.

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SENT BY: Marilyn Douglas
KINGSTON -- From 6 to 7 p.m. May 24, Senate House State Historic Site on 296 Fair St. will present a free panel discussion exploring the constraints and rights women experienced under the Dutch, British and Americans during the colonial period and the American Revolution.
Featured panelists for "A Woman Shall Have the Right" are Jennifer H. Dorsey, associate professor of history at Siena College; Maeve Kane, assistant professor of history at University at Albany and Maria Vann, director of the Maritime Museum at Battleship Cove.
Each will provide an overview of the legal privileges and common household rules that shaped the lives of women, and compare and contrast the differences between the Dutch, British and Americans.
The museum will be open for self-guided tours of the historic rooms and exhibits, including the new exhibit Kingston's Stockade: New Netherland's Third City starting at 5 p.m.
Thanks Marilyn
Marilyn E. Douglas, Vice President
New Netherland Institute
Cultural Ed Center, Room 10D45
222 Madison Avenue
Albany NY 12230

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SENT BY: Lilly Martin of Syria
Dear Carolyn,
You wrote:
“As I understand it, 50 families came to Mercer County Kentucky by 1800. The "50 families" were associated with 19 Dutch names.”
Your #4 listed: Brewer, Brouwer.

Your listed spelling variations were: Brewer, Brouwer, Bruner
I will explain it: The immigrant was named Adam BROUWER.  Brouwer is the DUTCH spelling, which refers to an occupation, like "Brewing Beer" for example.
By the time his descendant left New Jersey and went to Kentucky, by way of Conewago, PA, the name was Brouwer or Brower.
By the time they settled in Mercer Co, KY the accepted spelling was BREWER, which is the ENGLISH translation of the DUTCH occupation of BROUWER.

If you look at the vast majority of descendants of Adam Brouwer, the immigrant, you will find by 1800 they were using BROWER as the spelling. The Kentucky group is one of the oldest to use BREWER as the spelling. However, there was a man in early Monmouth Co, NJ who used BREWER spelling, and I feel it was because his wife Deborah Allen was of ENGLISH background, and not DUTCH, and this influenced the family to use BREWER.
In other words,  the relatives of the Mercer Co KY group, who did not leave NY and NJ, but remained there, were mainly using BROWER as the surname, and their descendants today are using BROWER.
I feel you should add BROWER to your list of spelling variations. Concerning the name BRUNER: I have never seen that as connected to any Brouwer original line, and if I am wrong, I would like to hear more about it.
Best regards,
Lilly Martin

 (Note: Hope you stay safe there in Syria, Cousin.  You are in our prayers)
Many of these variations in spelling came from a website about Conewago Colony:
and from the book “Taxables of the Low Dutch Settlement of the Conewago” by Arthur Weaner, available online from the Adams County PA Historical Society.

Name spellings weren't standardized several generations ago, and many people spelled even their own name in a variety of ways. In addition, many people couldn't write and those who wrote for them when the need arose, sometimes had minimal spelling skills or simply spelled phonetically, writing down what they heard.

In his book, “Finding Our Wooden Shoes Vol II,” (partially online, see hot links page) Jim Cozine says this: “Here are Some notes on Dutch spelling ‑‑ The following letters were virtually interchangeable in medieval Dutch ‑ c and k, j and y, and f and v. Some of the changes from Old Dutch (sometimes called Low German) to Modern Dutch that appear so many times in our name are: 's' became 'z' ‑ but old 'z' becomes 's' ‑ they appear to remain interchangeable even today; 'ij' or 'y' became' i'; ‘k’ became 'c'.”

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NOW THIS SOUNDS LIKE FUN!  I ASSUME THIS IS COXSACKIE NEW YORK?

SENT BY: Marilyn Douglas
The Bronck Museum in Coxsackie marks 400 years since the birth of Pieter Bronck, the Dutch settler who built the original stone house at the museum.
Visitors can spend some time with Pieter himself, his wife, one of his grandchildren and even his famous great-great-grandson Judge Leonard Bronck.
Since birthday cakes didn't exist in "Pieter's World," a mound of 400 Dutch speculaas cookies will be served. Admission is free.
There will be live music, food, wagon rides, goats (one of the most commonly owned farm animals of Bronck's at the time and place) early amusements and games for children, craft demonstrations and the first tasting of Pieter's Brew, a new and specially crafted beer prepared by Crossroads Brewery in Athens, which is planned to be similar to the beer served back then.

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SENT BY:
Carolyn Leonard, 2017 President, Dutch cousins of Kentucky
Now preparing for 9/8/2017 Dutch Cousins Gathering
E-mail me: Editor234@gmail.com
On my web page, www.CarolynBLeonard.com read the pages: DutchCousins:  http://www.carolynbleonard.com/CarolynBLeonard/DutchCousins/DutchCousins.html
 and LowDutchHeritage: http://www.carolynbleonard.com/CarolynBLeonard.com/LowDutchHeritage/LowDutchHeritage.html
Dutch letters are archived on our official web page, www.DutchCousins.org by webmaster Pam Ellingson
Barbara Whiteside has a Facebook page, Dutch Cousins in Kentucky, that you may find interesting, but it is not our official FB page.

Copyright © 2017 Buffalo Industries, LLC, All rights reserved.
Our Dutch Cousins MISSION STATEMENT: We are descendants of the Low Dutch who settled New Amsterdam, moved to New Jersey, migrated to near Gettysburg, and made history when they later populated the Kentucky frontier. Our Dutch Cousins goal is to research, share and preserve the genealogy and history of our common Low Dutch heritage, including but not limited to, the restoration and preservation of the Old Mud Meetinghouse near Harrodsburg, KY. We meet every two years to renew our love for each other. Our mission is to honor the memory of these ancestors and enjoy the friendship of cousins - both newly-discovered and long-loved.

Our mailing address is:
Buffalo Industries, LLC
6812 Newman Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73162

Add us to your address book

Letters 05/15/2015

posted May 17, 2017, 9:06 AM by Pam Ellingson   [ updated May 17, 2017, 9:08 AM ]

Exciting news! New Addition to Dutch Cousins staff
  

'WHO IS THAT BEARDED MAN?

Exciting news!  Vince Akers' son Zach has agreed to be our official IT person to help with tech problems at the 2017 Dutch Cousins Gathering. At the 2015 gathering, Zach assisted videographer Jack Taylor with recording Vince's presentation on the history of the Old Mud Meetinghouse.

Look on the www.DutchCousins.org website, scroll down the left side to Old Mud Meetinghouse, click on that name, and you'll see the links to the Pictorial History.  Click on one and it will take you direct to the YouTube video of the 2015 presentation by Vince as recorded by Zach and Jack.


 Zach (Zachary N. Akers) graduated from the Ohio Institute of Photography and from IUPUI with degrees in Media Arts from IU and Computer Science from Purdue.  He works for a company who handles the websites for 20 state governments.

Zach handles the IN.gov website for the Indiana governor and lieutenant governor along with any problems thrown his way (like Dutch Cousins!).  He and his wife live in the heart of the Low Dutch settlement area in Johnson County, Indiana.

Besides that, Zach bears a remarkable resemblance to the ancestor Epke Jacobse. (at least his beard does).
WELCOME ZACH AKERS! Be sure to give him lots of hugs when you see him in Frankfort.

Letters 05/15/2017

posted May 17, 2017, 8:39 AM by Pam Ellingson   [ updated May 17, 2017, 8:54 AM ]

Wondering if your family is on the Dutch Name List?
Are you Ready to laugh and have fun?

Feel free to share these items, just credit DUTCH LETTERS (date), free genealogy round robin published by Carolyn Leonard. Anyone who wishes to be added to the mailing list, send an email to me at Editor234@gmail.com and say they would like to be on the list - and let us know their Dutch connection and complete contact info.

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Please feel free to send any pertinent info to be included in the next Letter.  If you want to be removed from the mailing list, just hit reply and say, "remove me" -- and I will do so immediately !I promise we do not share our mailing list with anyone, and do not publish email addresses on the list because of possible scammers.

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                                      Our official website:  www.DutchCousins.org

Webmaster Pam Ellingson of Wisconsin

(At the front page,"Gathering 2017”)  Vince pointed out that sometimes clicking on the DutchCousins.org hyperlink goes to some "My Site" thing.  Just Google Dutch Cousins and go from there.  It's the organization's website.

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THE COUSINS ARE COMING TO FRANKFORT September  8-10,  2017.   Put it on your calendar now.

We will have special rates at CAPITAL PLAZA HOTEL - We loved it last time. 405 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, Ky  Better call soon - only 30 rooms in our block.  502-227-5100 BE SURE TO GIVE THE GROUP CODE:  Dutch Cousins 2389

Our Treasurer Janice Cozine and the 2017 Gathering Coordinator Mr. Lynn Rogers are working out the details.  It will be memorable - we can guarantee you that!
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I got sidetracked by the annual Writers Federation Conference (wow what a week!) and by a visit from a granddaughter moving all the way from Oklahoma to Savannah to be with her new soldier-husband, and then came Mother's Day weekend with all the kids and grandkids coming from everywhere.  But I am back on the Dutch newsletter and registration blank and will have it to you before you can say ... Epke Jacobse!

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DAR, SAR, 1812, 0IWUS:  We are working on having some special information being made available to the cousins at the gathering.  For instance, we know that some people are interested in learning more about and applying for Sons of American Revolution or Daughters of American Revolution, Daughters of the War of 1812,  Order of Indian Wars of the US, the Holland Society of NY and on… groups that many of us belong to and many other lineage groups our Dutch cousins are eligible for.  I’m looking for volunteers to help with that.  I am also seeking a speaker on DNA and what that might tell us.  Any suggestions welcome.
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SENT BY: Carolyn Leonard (herself)
As I understand it, 50 families came to Mercer County Kentucky by 1800.  The "50 families" were associated with 19 Dutch names. Please correct me if this is wrong.

- Banta, Bonta
- Bergen,
- Bodine,
- Brewer, Brouwer
- Cosart, Cossart
- Cozine, Cosine
- Demaree, Demarest
- Dorland,
- Duree,
- Monfort,
- Riker, Ryker
- Shuck,
- Smock,
- Stagg,
- Terhune,
- VanArsdale, (many spellings)
- Van Nuys,
- Voris, Vorhees,
- Westervelt, Westerfield

... and now, here’s the list of Dutch name variations. If you know a variation or a Low Dutch name I have left off, please let me know.

- Banta, Bonta, Banter, Bohon
- Bergen, (Berkas?)
- Bice, Boice, Boyce, Dice, Buys, Buijs, Boyce
- Bodine, Bedine
- Bogert, Bogart
- Brewer, Brouwer, Bruner
- Brinkerhoff, Brinkerhof, Blinkerhoff, Tickerhoof, Tickerhuff
- Brokaw, Broca, Burcaw, Bercaw, Barklow, Degraw

- Carnine, Conyn, Conine, Canine, Carmine, Cole
- Cosart, Cozzart, Cossatt, Cassat, Canine, Cazatt, Cersart, Crosser, Kennine, Kinnine, Cozatt, Cozarte, Cozart, Cozad, Cosarte, Cossarte
- Comingo, Comingore, Comonger, Commonger
- Conover, Cochenauer, Covenover, Covinover, Cownoyen, Cownover, (Cowenhoven?), Coshon, Cleton, Chamberlain
- Covert, Coovert, Kosvert, Kovert, Cover
- Cozine, Cosine, Casine, Crosine, Cousine, Kosijn, Cosijn, Consyn, Consine, Consynze, Cosin, Cosyns, Cosynsen, Cosynsze, Cousyn, Cousny, Couzine, Crozine, Cosyne

- Debaun, Debond, Debound, Deband, Deboun
- Demaree, De Marest, Des Marest, Dumeree, Dimaree, Deamorist, Demarist, DeMaris, Demarest
- Demott, DeMotte, Dedaum
- Dorland, Darland, Dorling, Darling, Durlind, Derlind
- Duree, Durie, Diree, Duryee, (originally du Ryzs) Dates, Durboraw

- Fulkerson, Holgerson, Volkertszen
- Fleuty, Fonteyn, Fontine, Yeury

- Huff, Hough, Huffman, Hite, Hoff, Houghtalins
- Konning, Koning, King, Koenig, Kyle, Conninck
- Latshells, Lashel, Latchel, Lasshels, Lassheles
- Lys, List
- Lyster, Lister, Loyster, Leister, Loister, Louster, Luyster

- Monfort, Monfor, Munfort, Monford, Minefore, Menfore, Montfort, Monfoort
- Riker, Ryker, Rykker
- Rinerson, Rynearson, Rynersen, Ripperdan

- Scomp, Schamp, Deschamps
- Shuck, Schenck
- Slot, Lock
- Smock, Smok, Smoak, Schrock
- Snedeker, Snyder, Snider
- Stagg, Stegge, Stage, Stechk
- Terhune, Terheuns
- Tewmey, Toomey, Tumey

- VanArsdale, Van Arsdalen, Vanosdel, Vanorden, Van Ordon, Vanorsdale, Vann Ausdell, VanArsdall, VanArder, Vanarsdall, Van Norsdell, Van Norsdall, Van Aersdaelen, Van Nosdall, Fenosdal, Fenorsdall, Fanosdol, Van Ausdall, Vananglin, Van Ansdale, Van Orsdel, Van OsdoL  (INCLUDES: Includes many variations of Van Arsdalen thru Van Norsdall)
- VanDiver, Vandiveer, Vandivier, Vandine, Vandyke, VanDevere, Vandervier
- Vanderbilt, Vanderbelt, Van Derbilt
- Vanderipe, Van DerRipe
- Vanderslice, Van Derslys

- Van Dyne, Van Dine, Vandine, Finine, Fintine, Vanande, Vantine
- VanDyke, Findike, Wandike, Vandyke
- VanHarling, Van Herling, Van Harlingen
- VanZant, Vanzent
- Vanmeter, Van Meter
- Van Nuys, Vannice, Van Nis, Vannys, Vannuyse, van Huys, van Hyte
- Vaughn, Vann
- VerBryck, Verbrike, Verbryke
- Voris, Vorhees, Voorhees, Vores, Voress, Van Voorhees, Voorheese, Van Vorous, Voras, Van Voorkiss, Vource, Vorce, Voorus, Voorheez (and MANY more variations. Go to the website vanvoorhees.org)

- Westerfield, Westervelt, Vesterbilt, Winterbill
- Whitenack, Whiteneck, Weytekneght
- Williamson
- Wyckoff, Wikoff, Wickoff
- Yeury - see Fleuty

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SENT BY:Martha Banta Boltz
What a darn cute building -- love the stair steps roofline!   I plan on being at the Dutch Cousins Reunion in Frankfort, my first last year was so much fun!

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SENT BY:Carolyn Corbin McCoy
Hi, Carolyn,

I have been a member of your Low Dutch Cousins group for some time because I am also descended from Low Dutch who went to New Amsterdam from the Netherlands. From there, my Ringo ancestors went to New Jersey, then to Virginia (instead of Pennsylvania) and then to Kentucky.

I've just been doing some more research on my Dutch ancestors and see from a Sons of the American Revolution application that I am a distant cousin of Catherine Westevelt (b. 1811), daughter of Casparus Westevelt and Jane Ryder. So I guess I can legitimately belong to your group.

I haven't been to any of your reunions, but I thoroughly enjoy your newsletters and appreciate all you do for your organization.  Maybe one of these days I can get to a reunion.

Sincerely,

Carolyn Corbin McCoy
Descendant of Phillip Ringo, Aefje van Tienhoven, and Pieter van Stoutenburg

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SENT BY: Kim Allison Ross
For your Dutch Cousins.  I’m always glad to share what I find as maybe someone on your list may be able to use it.

Jan LOOTS

John Lodts, or Loots, a native of Norwich, England, came to this country in 1694, and in the fall of 1695 married Hilletje Powless, widow of Lubbert Lubbertsen Westervelt, Jr., of Bergen (now Jersey City). He removed to Bergen County and purchased a large portion of section 6, adjoining Lydecker on the south, on which he settled.  Upon his death his lands were inherited by his sons, John and Paulus Loots; his daughters, Tryntie, wife of Henry Wierts Banta, and Gessie, wife of Daniel Commegar. KoelofE Lubberts Westervelt, a brother of the first husband of Loots's wife, purchased a strip north of Loots in section 6, as did also Cornelius, Hendrick, Dirk, and Seba Banta, the sons of Bpke Jacobs. The purchases were all made in 1695. The combined purchases of Loots, Westervelt, and the Bantas, according to references in old deeds, must ha^e included all of section 6, which extended north nearly as far as Tenafly. Descendants of the deMotts, Demarests, and Eomaines subsequently acquired parts of section 6.

Source:  “Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey”.  Source location:  Cornell University Library.


Publisher:  The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Company, 114 Fifth Avenue, New York  Year:  1900  The Winthrop Press New York

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SENT BY: Rodney Dempsey
The Miller Center is where Red Orchard Park is located. Mr. Miller was an Under Secretary to a couple of Secretaries of the U.S.
U.S. Department of Agriculture. He donated his Red Orchard Farm to the community upon his death. It is a source of pride for the Shelby County community. Joan Brown, a retired naturalist, who worked previously with the KY Department of Fish and Wildlife operates the "Nature"' part of the Park.
Walt Reichert, a retired Newspaper reporter and columnist, is the Horticulture Agent for the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Center.  He leads the Shelby County Master Gardeners, who participate in beautifying the Park.
 The Red Orchard park is not in any way supposed to be a "show place", but definitely is a up and coming nature center. I think the Dutch Cousins will really enjoy their visit there September 9 at the Westervelt Massacre re-enactment.
Rod

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SENT BY:Carolyn Leonard
president, Dutch cousins of Kentucky

Now preparing for the 2017 Dutch Cousins Gathering - September 8-11
Dutch letters are archived on our official webpage, www.DutchCousins.org by webmaster Pam Ellingson
Barbara Whiteside has a facebook page that you may find interesting, but it is not our official page, Dutch Cousins in Kentucky

Don't throw your research away!

posted May 2, 2017, 7:29 AM by Pam Ellingson

Preserve your research for the ages
Here is the perfect way to ensure that your work on your Low Dutch genealogy is not lost! Donate your research materials and documents (published or unpublished) to the Harrodsburg Historical Society (HHS) Research Library, Low Dutch Repository. Bring your records to donate with you to the gathering in September.

NEW! Save your research for posterity!

HARRODSBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY,

MERCER CO RESEARCH LIBRARY

HHS -- Organized in 1907 in beautiful downtown Harrodsburg, Kentucky

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: Your genealogy and historical research on your Low Dutch family will have value to others besides you and your own descendants.  Perhaps there is no one else in your family interested in history, and you want your research to be passed on to someone who will appreciate it. What a shame if your years of work and research were wasted and lost. It may be years (if ever) before some descendant is ready to dig through those files to find the vital info they need – and if you place it in the HHS repository it will be available when they are ready. What better way to share what you have learned and possibly help others to find those missing links in their own family trees.

SPECIAL COLLECTION: The collection will be kept separate from other Library holdings. The historical archive will be filed in acid-free containers and housed in a climate-controlled area. The collection will be publicized and showcased, as it becomes possible to do so. As a beginning, the Library is dedicating (2) two-drawer lateral files to this special interest area. (We hope it will grow to fill a designated room in the Morgan Row location, and in time to a special location such as in the restored Old Mud Meetinghouse.)

RECOGNITION: The donations will be filed by Dutch surname in separate collection containers i.e. COMINGORE (The Georgia Napier Collection).  If there is more than one collection of the same surname, each person's donation will be kept in a separate acid-free folder or container, provided by the library.

BE KIND: The HHS librarian/docents are volunteers, so be kind to them. Docents are educators, trained to further the public's understanding of the cultural and historical collections of the institution.

WHAT TO DONATE:  They want old photos, newspaper clippings, maps, vital records, and other reference material. Think of it like a time capsule. The collection will not have space for a million copies of papers. Your collection should be cataloged or indexed, and sources for the documents should be included before donation, so the records are usable by library patrons.

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR COLLECTION FOR THE REPOSITORY

- TURN IT LOOSE:  Remember, you are donating your material. That means you will be giving it up, so make sure you are finished with your own research and have copies of the items you want to have on hand. You will no longer have any rights to the documents and will only be able to access them by appointment like any other visitor. (see  info on Researching in Person, and Research Requests on next page)

- IDENTIFY YOUR DUTCH NAMES, and place those names prominently on each folder. For example: COZINE (The James Cozine Collection); VORIS (The Larry Vories Collection); DEMAREE (The Vincent Akers Collection); TERHUNE (The Paul and Barbara Terhune Collection); DORLAND (The Judy Cassidy Collection); etc.

- WHAT TO DONATE:  Family Group Sheets and charts, Bibles and Bible records, Originals or copies of Deeds, Wills, Obits, court records, Revolutionary War data, old letters, family photos and stories, published or unpublished genealogy books. Any bit of thread that ties our Kentucky Low Dutch to the colonies in Conowago, Berkeley, New Jersey and New Amsterdam; and not just the Dutch in Mercer County but all of Kentucky. The land was so costly some chose other counties, many settled in Henry Co.

- BIBLES: Do not tear out the family sheets, they want the whole Bible; especially the copyright data page. They maintain a collection of family Bibles in the archives room.

- SEPARATE: Original records, deeds, etc should be in separate folders from current copies and group sheets. Items should also be separated according to subject.

- IDENTIFY SOURCES: and mark each item to show it came from your collection.

- NO INK OR TAPE: Do not use ink to mark ORIGINAL records, use pencil only; and no cello tape, staples or paper clips, as in time these will disfigure the document.

- PLACE IN FOLDERS: Place each subject in separate labeled filing folders.  If you have acid-free folders and want to use them, that is fine but not required. The library has acid-free folders, which are purchased from Gaylord.com.

- LIST EVERYTHING: Make a list of what you are donating, one for you and one for the library -- the more organized the information is, the better.

- DO NOT DONATE INSECTS: Be very careful there is no insect infestation that could travel with your books, papers etc and destroy them.

- HOW TO DELIVER: Mark OUTSIDE of envelopes, boxes, etc. “FOR LOW DUTCH SPECIAL COLLECTIONS.”  Items may be delivered to the HHS in person or by mail:  HHS, Attn. Carolyn Worley, P.O. Box 316, Harrodsburg, KY 40330, or by FEDX, UPS, etc: HHS, Attn. Carolyn Worley, 220 S. Chiles Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.  (Library is open limited hours Tuesdays through Saturdays, and a note on door directs delivery next door if closed.) If you have any questions, feel free to call.

- TOUCHING THE FILES: Clean hands are important as even hand lotion may leave stains on old paper. Gloves will be available for use at the library.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

RESEARCHING IN PERSON: The Harrodsburg-Mercer County Research Library is not funded by any agency other than Harrodsburg Historical Society and is manned by volunteer docents. The library is open limited hours from Tuesdays through Saturdays; specifically Tuesdays 10 to 4 pm; Wednesdays through Saturdays 1:00 to 4:00. Researchers should call first to be sure the library is open in case of bad weather, family emergencies, etc. If advised, docents will make every effort to be sure the library is open and materials are available.

COST TO RESEARCH:  If you are a member of the Harrodsburg Historical Society, there is no charge for researching in person. Annual memberships are available for $20.00 a year donation and include a quarterly newsletter, The Olde Towne Ledger, which contains genealogical references.  Non-members may research for a nominal fee of $5.00 per day.

RESEARCH REQUESTS: The Library recommends a minimum donation of $15.00 per hour for research service requests.  Any donations to the HHS, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible. Donation money is used to improve the library, and to make additions to the collections. You should send a retainer in advance with your request for research.  If your answers are found in less time, the excess can be returned if requested. Please prioritize needs in order of significance, and include names with approximate dates where possible.  To keep research time to a minimum, you should explain in clear, concise statements or on charts, the information you have already collected and what you hope to prove.

WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN THE HHS LIBRARY:  Bring your wireless laptop – WiFi is available free! The HHS Research Library at Morgan Row’s genealogy section contains family files, Bible Records, cemetery records, tax and census records, newspapers, books of history and genealogy, and MANY original court documents of local families. They have purchased microfilmed death certificates for the entire state of Kentucky, 1911 to 1957, as well as early Mercer County newspapers and Washington County newspapers. There are numerous shelves of Kentucky history as well as research books from surrounding counties and states. A microfilm reader is available as well as copy machines and electrical plug-ins for your computer. The Library has compiled many books of early records and reference, which are available for purchase, either in person or by mail. For more info, see the web page: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymercer/hhs/

ACROSS THE STREET:  Also available are records at the Mercer County Courthouse, located across the street from the Research Library.  Records at the Courthouse include wills and probate records, marriages, and deeds.

HARRODSBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MERCER COUNTY RESEARCH LIBRARY
Attn: Carolyn Worley
P. O. Box 316
220 South Chiles Street
Harrodsburg, Kentucky   40330-0316
Phone:  859-734-5985

E-mail – library@harrodsburghistorical.org


Letters 04/27/2017

posted Apr 29, 2017, 1:59 PM by Pam Ellingson   [ updated Apr 29, 2017, 3:13 PM ]

Are you ready for the Gathering?
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SENT BY:  Yvette Hoitink, a professional genealogist in the Netherlands and owner of Dutch Genealogy Services.
A kruidenier is a grocery (the shop) or grocer (the occupation). The word kruiden means spices, and reminds of the colonial origins of the word, when people would go to the kruidenier to buy pepper and nutmeg from the East Indies.

Since the 1960s, most kruideniers have been replaced by supermarkets.
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Feel free to share these items, just credit DUTCH LETTERS (date), free genealogy round robin published by Carolyn Leonard. Anyone who wishes to be added to the mailing list, send an email to me at Editor234@gmail.com and say they would like to be on the list - and let us know their Dutch connection and contact info. Please send any pertinent info to be included in the next Letter.  If you want to be removed from the mailing list, just hit reply and say, "remove me" -- and I will do so immediately !I promise we do not share our mailing list with anyone, and do not publish email addresses on the list because of possible scammers.
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Our official website:  www.DutchCousins.orgWebmaster Pam Ellingson of Wisconsin(At the front page,"Gathering 2017")
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THE COUSINS ARE COMING TO FRANKFORT September  8-10,  2017.   Put it on your calendar now.We will have special rates at CAPITAL PLAZA HOTEL - We loved it last time. 405 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, Ky  Better call soon - only 30 rooms in our block.  502-227-5100Our Treasurer Janice Cozine and the 2017 Gathering Coordinator Mr. Lynn Rogers are working out the details.  It will be memorable - we can guarantee you that! They will be giving us more information very soon.  We are working on getting the bi-ennual newsletter together hopefully will have it ready to send by Monday.————————————————————————————

SENT BY:  Luther Davenport

Are any of the Dutch Cousins also McAfee descendants?  I know later generations intermarried. There is a McAfee descendants reunion also planned for july 22

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SENT BY:  Joyce Collins

I won't be able to make this year's gathering.
Hope it is as wonderful as past ones have been.

Love,
Cousin Joyce Collins (Westerfield)

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SENT BY:  Anne Tangeman

Hello,  I have registered for a room for my sister and self, just cannot locate the place to register for the reunion.

> Please help.
>> Thanks, Anne Tangeman

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SENT BY:  Kerin Smith

Hi:  We won't be able to attend this year.  We always have two family reunions that weekend, and we will be attending the other one this time.  This reunion is for my Henderson cousins, down the line from the List, Brewer, Banta, Demeree, Covert, and Van Vorhees families. Maybe others I missed.  :)  Hope you all have a good reunion.

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SENT BY:  Marsha Smither

Can you please add me to your email list for the Dutch Cousins.
I am a Montfort descendant.
My grandfather was Dallas Montfort,
Gg grandfather was James Clarance Montfort,  ggg grandfather was
Henry James, and the list goes on.

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SENT BY:  Jack Taylor

 The Roosevelts,’ Documentary Series on PBS


Sue and I just finished this series.  I highly recommend it. It concentrates on 3 ROOSEVELTS, Teddy, Eleanor & Franklin. It is in depth and several hours long. We watched it on Netflix.

Because we who have so many lines that trace back to New Netherlands the question comes up: "How am I related to the ROOSEVELT Family?"

There were only about 2000 immigrant families in New Netherlands when Governor  Peter Stuyvesant made his immortal give up speech to the English: "Pour me another beer." This stopped immigration from The Netherlands to New Netherlands (NY, NJ, & DE).

Because of language, religion, & some kinship these families became quite clannish. In my case I have found no intermarriage outside of those 2000 families in the first 6-7 generations in America.  I have found 23  family lines and continue to find others.

One intriguing name popped up in that series that ties most of us to a girl friend of FDR's  It seems that AliceSOHIER was one of FDR's early girl friends that turned him down.  David Des MAREST's wife was a SOHIER. This David is the one who had the French Patent in the Hackensack area of NJ.

There are many Roosevelt Family Trees on Line.  Here is one.  See if any of those intermarriages make you a cousin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt_family

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SENT BY: from Kim Allison Ross:

there is information on Hilletje Pouluse in this book  titled, “The American Ancestry of Frederic Louis Huidekoper and Reginald Shippen.” She's not referred to as that in the book.  The attachments I sent were what I have so far transcribed from the book since I can't copy/paste from it.  I'm assuming since I can't, no one else can either.   These documents can be uploaded to on-line trees.  The source book & pages are cited.

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SENT BY:  Nancy Marion Tayloram very interested about the dutch gathering on Sept 8 9 and 10. I would like to be put on the mailing list.

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SENT BY:

Carolyn Leonard

E-mail me: Editor234@gmail.com

On my webpage, www.CarolynBLeonard.com read the pages: DutchCousins and LowDutchHeritage

Dutch letters are archived on our official webpage, www.DutchCousins.org

Copyright © 2017 Buffalo Industries, LLC, All rights reserved.

Our Dutch Cousins MISSION STATEMENT: We are descendants of the Low Dutch who settled New Amsterdam, moved to New Jersey, migrated to near Gettysburg, and made history when they later populated the Kentucky frontier. Our Dutch Cousins goal is to research, share and preserve the genealogy and history of our common Low Dutch heritage, including but not limited to, the restoration and preservation of the Old Mud Meetinghouse near Harrodsburg, KY. We meet every two years to renew our love for each other. Our mission is to honor the memory of these ancestors and enjoy the friendship of cousins - both newly-discovered and long-loved.

Our mailing address is:
Buffalo Industries, LLC6812 Newman DriveOklahoma City, OK 73162
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Letters 03/30/2017

posted Apr 9, 2017, 4:03 PM by Pam Ellingson

The Cousins are Coming ... to Frankfort on September  8.  Watch for Registration forms coming next week!


Feel free to share these items, just credit DUTCH LETTERS (date), free genealogy round robin published by Carolyn Leonard. Anyone who wishes to be added to the mailing list, send an email to me at Editor234@gmail.com and say they would like to be on the list - and let us know their Dutch connection and contact info. Please send any pertinent info to be included in the next Letter.  If you want to be removed from the mailing list, just hit reply and say, "remove me" -- and I will do so immediately !I promise we do not share our mailing list with anyone, and do not publish email addresses on the list because of possible scammers.

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THE COUSINS ARE COMING TO FRANKFORT September  8-10,  2017.   Put it on your calendar now.

We will have special rates at CAPITAL PLAZA HOTEL - We loved it last time. 405 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, Ky  Better call soon - only 30 rooms in our block.  502-227-5100

Our Treasurer Janice Cozine and the 2017 Gathering Coordinator Mr. Lynn Rogers are working out the details.  It will be memorable - we can guarantee you that! They will be giving us more information very soon.  Our Secretary Denise Meredith Perry is also working on getting the annual newsletter together.

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SENT BY Jack TAYLOR

Low Dutch Cemetery, Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM3GAD_Low_Dutch_Cemetery_

Straban_Township_Adams_County_Pennsylvania

I took this picture  ca 1987 of my wife, Sue, and a man who was cleaning the Conewago Dutch Cemetery .  For an old cemetery that had not been used since the very early 1900's it looked well kept.  He showed us where someone or ones more recently had tried to dig up a grave, but gave up when it became to difficult.

We also visited a second Low Dutch Cemetery in the area.  It was not well kept.

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SENT BY Lynn Rogers, Dutch Cousins coordinator DC17

To those interested in a memorial for the Westerfield Massacre:

Form a group to consider a memorial?

What kind, http://history.ky.gov/kentucky-historical-markers/ or other?

Contact Bullitt Co Hist for input?

Start a fund?

Place to put memorial/marker?

inscription?

Whether you wish to be a member of the group or not, please respond to me.

Is it ok to share your email with the rest of the group?

Thanks, Lynn

Mr Lynn Rogers

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SENT BY King & Sharon Cole

I would like clarification, what makes a person a Dutch Cousin?  Is it simply Dutch ancestry or is it Dutch ancestry that also migrated to Kentucky?  My friend has Dutch ancestry, but his line moved from New York to Indiana.

King and I look  forward to seeing our cousins and the meeting in September.  We have reservations at Elkhorn Campground.

NOTE FROM CAROLYN: Our programs are built around Dutch ancestry that migrated from “the old states back east” to Kentucky (Dutch Cousins of Kentucky) and I doubt that others would enjoy it that much. Having said that, many of our Kentucky Dutch moved to Indiana when that state opened up.  We have always been inclusive rather than exclusive and if someone says they are a descendant we don’t ask for papers or proof.  We’ve been asked this question before and I would like to hear how others feel about it.

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SENT BY Carolyn (herself)

Don’t forget HARRODSBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY is accepting materials for the LOW DUTCH ARCHIVES. They want old photos,newspaper clippings, maps, vital records, and other reference material. Think of it like a time capsule. Your collection should be cataloged or indexed, and sources for the documents should be included before donation, so the records are usable by library patrons. Contact HHS via phone: (859) 734-5985 or their website; harrodsburghistorical.org for hours of operation . For more information on donations to the archives refer to http://www.dutchcousins.org/harrodsburg-low-dutch-repository

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SENT BY Joseph R. Jones

By accident a couple of months ago, I came across a reference to “Dutch Huguenots” in Kentucky.  Since I have French Huguenot ancestors who lived among and married Dutch and German protestants in the Hudson Valley, I was intrigued, and I have finally begun to gather enough material for a talk about the Low Dutch Colony for my journal club (and perhaps for the Kentucky Huguenot Society).  Your Dutch Cousins website is very well done, and I am going to add something to my talk about it and about the on-going support of the Dutch Cousins for the Old Mud Meeting House.

As I understand it, you will be meeting again in Harrodsburg in September, and if possible, I will drive over from Lexington, where I live, to see what your group does.

I have a couple of questions:
(1)  How many members do you now have on your rolls?

(2)  Is Vincent Akers alive and well?  I have an address and phone number, but I cannot get a response.  I wrote to the town where he was living in 2007, and the administrator told me that she would see what she could find out, but after two weeks, I no longer expect a reply.  I have listened to his talk on Youtube, which I found fascinating.  In the next couple of weeks I will be visiting Old Mud and the Six Mile Meeting house to take photos.

Thanks for publishing all of the good Low Dutch material and for keeping up such an interesting and entertaining web-site.

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SENT BY Carolyn Leonard, President, Dutch Cousins 2016-2017
E-mail me: Editor234@gmail.com

On my webpage, www.CarolynBLeonard.com read the pages: DutchCousins and LowDutchHeritage

Dutch letters are archived on our official webpage, www.DutchCousins.org

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