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Letters 08/19/2017 YIKES!

posted by Pam Ellingson

YIKES! LESS THAN TWO WEEKS UNTIL WE LEAVE for Kentucky!  

hmmm Mercer County Marriages 1850s

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LAST CHANCE!  BETTER HURRY!   We have some really special events included this year for the first time.
- For the pre-con event at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort on Thursday evening September 7, Debra Renard, a DNA EXPERT will speak on what you might hope to learn from a DNA TEST.
- Friday, a brief business meeting and all day is packed with interesting information and networking time, family exhibits, silent auction, and that evening the keynote dinner speaker we all love, Vince Akers.
- Saturday, our excursion event will be to the Painted Stone Settlers reenactment of the Dutch involvement in the Long Run Massacre, and the evening keynote speaker/entertainer is Eddie Price, author of “Widder’s Landing”
- Sunday we return to the Old Mud Meetinghouse at Harrodsburg to participate in an 1800s style Reformed Dutch Service led by Russell Gasero. Archivist of the Reformed Church in America,in New Brunswick, NJ. He will be ably assisted by several of our own Dutch Cousins. (more about that soon)
- And all during the event our photographer Charlie Westerfield will be cranking away with the memorable photos of us all having a great time!
- Go to our official website to download the registration blank and newsletter and more complete information. www.DutchCousins.org
SEE YOU IN FRANKFORT IN TWO WEEKS!
carolyn
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THE LOW DUTCH COUSINS ARE COMING TO FRANKFORT September  8-10,  2017.   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

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SENT BY: copied from Internet Genealogy online
Donating Family Collections
Do you have a collection of family correspondence, genealogical materials, or other materials you believe have historical value? Do you want to donate those items to preserve for future generations? A good guide with considerations you need to think about as you make that decision can be found on the Society of American Archivists website. The web page, Donating Your Personal or Family Records to a Repository http://www2.archivists.org/publications/brochures/donating-familyrecs describes the process, what you should know about making a donation, and what kinds of items archives accept. Read this before approaching an archive in your hometown or where your ancestor lived.
By Gena Philibert-Ortega, Internet Genealogy and Your Genealogy Today author

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SENT BY: copied from Internet Genealogy online

YouTube.com is not just a computer place to go watch funny animal videos. Did you know that YouTube videos are organized into “channels” and you can “subscribe” (always for free) to your channel of choice? There is a Genealogy channel, an Ancestry channel, a FamilySearch channel, and most any other genealogy organization you can think of has a YouTube channel. By “subscribing” you will get notified when a new video in that genre is uploaded to YouTube. For instance, Crista Cowan, the Arch-Guru-Face-of-Ancestry, posts a new YouTube video most every Monday on some new aspect of Ancestry. Do check it out.

By Donna Potter Phillips, Internet Genealogy and Your Genealogy Today author

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SENT BY:Charlotte Olson
Correction on DAR application fee:
The application fee is $75 plus $57.  The $57 is applied as Chapter dues for the first year when/if the application is approved. Sorry for the misinformation.
Dianna Rose of Jane McAfee DAR Chapter, Harrodsburg included both fees since they are due when the application is ready for submission.
Our Registrar gave me the fee that I asked for: the application fee!
Looking forward to talking with many of you at the Gathering in September at Frankfort.

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SENT BY: Charlotte Olson

From Kentucky Kindred.... mentions Riker and Stagg.
post if you think it might be helpful to some Dutch Cousin.


New post on Kentucky Kindred Genealogy

Leslie C. Riker Obituary
by Kentucky Kindred Genealogical Research

Leslie C. Riker, 1882-1940, Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, June 21, 1940

In the sudden passing of Leslie Condit Riker on Sunday evening, June 16, 1940, at his home on College street, the community of Harrodsburg lost one of its best loved citizens. He was born July 8, 1882, at the family home on Danville Pike, in Mercer County and has always lived in Harrodsburg. He was the son of Lee Riker and Marie Rue Riker, both deceased. He was one of five children of which three are still living; Carrie R. Michel, of Oak park, Ill., Frank C. Riker, of council Bluffs, Iowa, and Charles N. Riker, of Harrodsburg. In 1934 he married Amelia Craig who survives him.

The funeral was at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, June 18, at the Presbyterian church with the pastor, Dr. John W. Carpenter conducting the services. Burial was in Spring Hill cemetery.

The bearers were Otto Redwitz, J. E. Brown, George Rue, Oran Stagg, Harrodsburg; Frederick Mickel, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Bennett Bean and Lawrence Brewer, Lexington; and Herbert Robertson, Henderson.

He was a trustee of the United Presbyterian church, a member of the A. D. Price Memorial Hospital Board, director of the Mercer County National Bank and one time City Commissioner.

He was associated with the London Assurance Company for nearly thirty years as special agent for Kentucky and Tennessee, which position he held at the time of his death. The high esteem in which he was held throughout the states was manifested by the floral offerings, the expressions of praise and the attendance at the funeral by Chris D. Shefe, assistant manager of the New York office, as well as agents from many places.

From childhood he has been a part of the community of Harrodsburg. Its problems, its joys and its sorrows were a part of his life. Many friends, white and colored, will remember his wise counsel, his practical advice in their affairs, and his generous financial help in their extremities. They will remember and continue to work, with his ideals in mind for the best interests of his community.

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SENT BY: Charlotte Legg Olson -
another Kentucky Kindred post that mentions Staggs and Cozines.  again, share if you think it might be helpful to Dutch Cousin seekers
charlotte
(NOTE from Carolyn This is WONDERFUL darlin’!  Carolyn)

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New post on Kentucky Kindred Genealogy

Mercer County 1830 Marriages by Thomas Cleland
by Kentucky Kindred Genealogical Research

The Rev. Thomas Cleland became pastor of New Providence Presbyterian Church in 1813.  Many of the names in the list are probably parishioners – McAfee, Armstrong, Cardwell, Forsythe, Cozine and others.  He also preached at Cane Run Church and the Old Mud Meeting House, which was the Dutch Reformed Church.  Rev. Clelland was also a teacher and conducted a classical school for young men in his home, teaching Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Homilectics.  He continued as minister of New Providence until his death, at age 80, in 1858.

List of Marriages for 1830 viz.

Shelton Ransdal and Elizabeth Cozine – January 14th
William Chambers and Elizabeth Nourse – January 27th
William McMurtry and Sarah Maria VanAnglen – February 11th
Rice McAfee and Ann Maria Armstrong – February 24th
John C. Cozine and Martha Light – February 25th
Jacob Crow and Mary Crawford – March 1st
William Woods and Jane D. Cardwell – March 11th
James Woods and Priscilla Armstrong – March 25th
Buchner Miller and Comfort D. Worthington – April 13th
Thomas Reed and Elizabeth Parish – April 20th
Stephen Jones and Mary Ann Barkley – April 29th
John Kirkpatrick and Ann Smythey – Mary 14th
Aaron James and Mahala Starnes – June 23rd
Jesse Hale and Mary Stagg – July 22nd
Joseph Chamberlain and Cynthia B. Roberts – August 5th
John Kemper and Frances A. Doggett – August 11th
John Cardwell and Margaret Ransdal – September 2nd
Harvey T. Ray and Eliza A. W. Cozine – September 21st
Charles M. Cunningham and Hannah Magoffin – September 21st
William H. Adair and Elizabeth Cromwell – September 28th
Willis Burford and Julia Forsythe – October 21st
Joseph McAfee and Priscilla Ann Armstrong – October 26th
Andrew Forsythe and Narcissa W. McAfee – October 29th
Harvey Cunningham and Rebekah Cardwell – December 2nd
Samuel Kennedy and Susan Jordan – December 16th
Greenbury D. Murphy and Susan Boyce – December 16th

To the Clerk of Mercer County

I do certify that the above contains an accurate list of all the marriages with the dates annexed that I have celebrated within the last year, agreeable to authority from your office.

                                                       Thomas Cleland

January 1st 1831

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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
 and LowDutchHeritage: http://www.carolynbleonard.com/CarolynBLeonard.com/LowDutchHeritage/LowDutchHeritage.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, Dutch Cousins in Kentucky


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.

Letters 08/15/2017

posted Aug 18, 2017, 2:18 PM by Pam Ellingson

Holy Moley! What an incredible program on tap for the Dutch Cousins.gathering

Here are three of our top "executive" Dutch Cousins.
Couldn't do it without them.
Janice Cozine of Kentucky, our treasurer and registrar.

 Lynn Rogers of Ohio, the 2017 Coordinator

Pam Ellingson of Wisconsin, our master webmaster
www.DutchCousins.org

Don't be a tardy bird!

 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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SUCK IT UP SWEETHEART AND START PACKING!
THE 2017 GATHERING IS JUST 20 DAYS AWAY.  BETTER HURRY!   We have some really special events included this year for the first time.
- For the pre-con event at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort on Thursday evening September 7, Debra Renard, a DNA EXPERT will speak on what you might hope to learn from a DNA TEST.
- Friday, a brief business meeting and all day is packed with interesting information and networking time, family exhibits, silent auction, and that evening the keynote dinner speaker we all love, Vince Akers.
- Saturday, our excursion event will be to the Painted Stone Settlers re-enactment of the Dutch involvement in the Long Run Massacre, and the evening keynote speaker/entertainer is Eddie Price, author of “Widder’s Landing”
- Sunday we return to the Old Mud Meetinghouse at Harrodsburg to participate in an 1800s style Reformed Dutch Service led by Russell Gasero. Archivist of the Reformed Church in America, in New Brunswick, NJ. He will be ably assisted by several of our own Dutch Cousins. (more about that soon)
- And all during the event our photographer Charlie Westerfield will be cranking away with the memorable photos of us all having a great time!
- Go to our official website to download the registration blank and newsletter and more complete information. www.DutchCousins.org
SEE YOU IN FRANKFORT IN SEPTEMBER!
carolyn
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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!

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ATTENTION!  WE NEED MORE FAMILY HISTORY DISPLAYS!  Please register now.  Family Display Tables
We will again have tables for the popular displays.  Think vertical and concise.  Handouts with contact info are great. Set up begins Thurs Sep 7 at 3pm; take down must be complete 12 noon Saturday Sep 9.  Email your name, Dutch Family Name, and Title of the Display to Mr Lynn Rogers, lynncr@woh.rr.com to reserve your table.

Oh yes!  There will be prizes!

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SENT BY: carolyn (herself)
On Sunday September 10 we will caravan to Harrodsburg, a 45 minute drive, for photos and special 1800s worship service at the Old Mud Meetinghouse at 2 pm. The next day, The Harrodsburg Historical Society will have their Research Library and Dutch Archives open just for us from 10 am to 2 pm. Call or email the H-burg tourist office for their recommendation on where to stay. (859) 734-2364. or (800) 355-9192.http://www.harrodsburgky.com/ tourism@harrodsburgky.com

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SENT BY: Bill and Gayle Hoag

Hello from a Dutch cousin;
It’s only about 21 days till the Dutch Cousins Reunion. Please look around and gather up some items to bring for the SILENT AUCTION.  Everything is welcomed, especially any Dutch related items. We like decorative items, family history reports, Dutch related books, Tulip bulbs, Dutch food like snickerdoodles and  Stroopwaffles (note from Carolyn - Yes please I want those!), anything interesting!
See You all real soon in Frankfort at the Silent Auction table. Money raised goes for the Old Mud Meetinghouse and schoolhouse restoration.

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SENT BY: janice cozine
Hello to all,
Just wanted you to please check this updated list to see if your name is listed on it.
We have been having some issues with our mail the last couple of months and I want to BE SURE I have everyone registered that has mailed me a form.

If you do not see your name on the list below, please email me asap.
I don't want to miss anyone.

If you haven't sent your registration form in yet......what are you waiting for?
We are planning a wonderful weekend and we don't want to leave you out.

Blessings to all,  Janice Cozine

Akers, Vince IN
Akers, Zachary IN
Banta, Malcolm & Betty Jo FL
Banta, Robert & Grace FL
Brown, Anne & Nick TX
Burruss, Carolyn & Jim AL
Cole, King & Sharon  TX
Cornine, Harold & Tracie MO
Cozine, Eddie & Janice KY
Cozine, Larry & Geri IN
Deardorff, Demaree PA
Demaree, Bill & Betty IN
Demsey, Rod KY
Ellingson, Pam WI
Fox, Ruth & John FL
Fulkerson, Tamara KY
Gasero, Russell & Maria NJ
Gohmann, Mary Jo & John IN
Gudorf, Dennis & Susan OH
Heathcoat, Gene, Carol & David TX
Heavener, Jon & Carolyn (Leonard) OK
Hoag, Bill & Gayle OK
Karwatka, Carole & Dennis KY
Keith, Buck & Charlotte IN
Knezic, David & Dawn MI
McKee, Morris & Judy TX
Merideth, Barbara MO
Metcalf, Sharon & Jim KY
Murray, Richard & Joan IL
Olson, Charlotte & Dave IL
Perry, Denise Merideth TN
Prather, Damien KY
Price, Eddie KY
Rogers, Kay  NM
Rogers, Lynn OH
Tangeman, Anne IN
Taylor, Jack & Sue TX
Van Diver, Cecil & Marie KY
Voreis, Larry & Suzanne SC
Walker, Johnnie & Daniel TN
Welches, Emily & Anderson, Renee IN
Westerfield, Charlie & Marilyn KY
Westerfield, Gerald & Nancy IL
Westerfield, Jeff & Katherine NC
Westerfield, Jerry KY
Westerfield, John & Phyllis PA
Westerfield, Larry TN
Westerfield, Oscar FL
Westerfield, Tom KY
Westerfield, Tom & Shelia IL
Westerfield, Toni FL
Westerfield, Wes I

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SENT BY: Joan Murray, book chairperson for Dutch Cousins
Can you put a message in the DC newsletter asking authors to contact me at Joanemurray74@gmail.com if they will be selling books.   Joan

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SENT BY: carolyn

A few highlights of what's left of New Amsterdam. This is part 2 of a 4-part series, in which best-selling author Russell Shorto gives a tour through what used to be New Amsterdam, and what we now call New York. (thank you @barbara whiteside for sharing)


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SENT BY: NEW DUTCH COUSIN! Paul Gregory -- HE IS A VOREIS (however spelled)

Quick introduction: My name is Paul Gregory and apparently I am a Dutch cousin. I am going to be sending in my late registration for the 2017 event, but not for any meals at this time.

I am also the Vice President for the KentuckyGenealogical Society, so technically I am suppose to be running their Second Saturdaythat day. But a bigger issue is I am a caregiver for my 89 y o Mom, who entered Hospice Care this week so I can’t really make definite plans these days.

Low Dutch Family Affiliation? (I don’t actually know which one you would assign me.). My father was Robert M. Gregory, his father was William P. Gregory, his father was Richard D. Gregory, and his father was Seneca Gregory. My second great grandfather was the son of Richard Gregory and Hilena/Helena Voorhies Gregory, who left Shelby County to become Shakers at Pleasant Hill. Helena was the daughter of Peterus Voorhies and Sophia de Bogart.

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SENT BY: Why haven't YOU sent in anything?
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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
 and LowDutchHeritage: http://www.carolynbleonard.com/CarolynBLeonard.com/LowDutchHeritage/LowDutchHeritage.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, Dutch Cousins in Kentucky

Letters 08/09/2017 Family history displays

posted Aug 11, 2017, 5:02 PM by Pam Ellingson


Only 4 weeks! 28 days!
 
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ARE YOU REGISTERED YET? BETTER DO IT NOW so we know how many chairs, and meals, to order.
GO TO: Our official website:  www.DutchCousins.org
Webmaster Pam Ellingson of Wisconsin
(At the front page,"Gathering 2017”)  Download the registration blank, fill it out and send it in!
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LAST CHANCE!  BETTER HURRY!   We have some really special events included this year for the first time.
- For the pre-con event at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort on Thursday evening September 7, Debra Renard, a DNA EXPERT will speak on what you might hope to learn from a DNA TEST.
- Friday, a brief business meeting and a day packed with interesting information and networking time, family exhibits, silent auction, and that evening the keynote dinner speaker we all love, Vince Akers.
- Saturday, our excursion event will be to the Painted Stone Settlers re-enactment of the Dutch involvement in the Long Run Massacre, and the evening keynote speaker/entertainer is Eddie Price, author of “Widder’s Landing”
- ON SUNDAY we move to the Old Mud Meetinghouse at Harrodsburg to participate in an 1800s style Reformed Dutch Service led by Russell Gasero. Archivist of the Reformed Church in America,in New Brunswick, NJ. He will be ably assisted by several of our own Dutch Cousins.
- And all during the event our photographer Charlie Westerfield will be cranking away with the memorable photos of us all having a great time!
- Go to our official website to download the registration blank and newsletter and more complete information. www.DutchCousins.org
SEE YOU IN FRANKFORT IN SEPTEMBER!
carolyn
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THE LOW DUTCH COUSINS ARE COMING TO FRANKFORT September  8-10,  2017.  JUST FOUR WEEKS FROM NOW!
We will have special rates at CAPITAL PLAZA HOTEL - We loved it last time. 405 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, Ky  Better call .  502-227-5100  BE SURE TO GIVE THE GROUP CODE:  Dutch Cousins 238 

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ATTENTION!  WE NEED FAMILY HISTORY DISPLAYS!  Do you have yours ready?

Please register now.
We will again have tables for the popular displays.  Think vertical and concise.  Handouts with contact info are great. Set up begins Thurs Sep 7 at 3pm; take down must be complete 12 noon Saturday Sep 9.  Email me your name, Dutch Family Name, and Title of the Display to Mr Lynn Rogers, lynncr@woh.rr.com to reserve your table.

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SENT BY: carolyn (herself)
On Sunday September 10 we will caravan to Harrodsburg, a 45 minute drive, for photos and special 1800s worship service at the Old Mud Meetinghouse at 2 pm. The next day, The Harrodsburg Historical Society will have their Research Library and Dutch Archives open just for us from 10 am to 2 pm. Call or email the H-burg tourist office for their recommendation on where to stay. (859) 734-2364. or (800) 355-9192. http://www.harrodsburgky.com/ tourism@harrodsburgky.com

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SENT BY: Vince Akers
I notice that the bus to Saturday excursion in Shelbyville has filled up.  You might tell late registrants not to let that bother them.  It's an easy drive to Shelbyville and we can provide maps to the park where the Painted Stone Settlers do the Indian and pioneer encampments and the massacre reenactment.

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SENT BY: Rod Dempsey
Carolyn, if attendees have time, the KY History Center where we are meeting, has a great genealogical collection in it's library. If attendees want to travel 50 miles to Louisville, the National headquarters of the SAR is located in Louisville, KY.

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SENT BY: Charlotte Olson
What is the fee to submit a membership application to DAR? well, here is what I've found..
The application fee, like the annual dues for members, varies by Chapter. (learn more at the gathering)

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SENT BY: Robert Banta
Sarasota, Florida
August 5, 2017
Just sending this email “heads up," see attachment, that I have posted in the snail mail yesterday. I have sent the application and the check and we have requested three tee shirts, 2 each XL and 1 each XXL.
I thought that since our application is after the August 1 deadline for early registration you might want this info as early on as possible. You should get the mailed application and check early next week.
Really looking forward to being there.

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SENT BY: Theresa and Earl Westerfield Jr
My husband is a Westerfield, from the line of James Jacobus, son of Jacobus Jr. who was massacred in Kentucky.  James settled in Harrodsburg and is buried at Mud Meeting house.  My husband's family line continues through the Cozine marriage and all of the males born as John, David or John David JD.   All the folks buried at Mud Meeting House are his relatives, yet he has never been told by anyone in the Harrodsburg/Danville family tree.

We have not attended before, so this should be interesting.

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Registrations as of August 1, 2017
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Registrations as of August 1, 2017
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SENT BY: Janice Cozine
NAMESSTATEFAMILY NAMESCOUNT
Banta, Malcolm & Betty Jo FLBANTA2
Akers, VinceINDEMAREE1
Akers, ZacharyINDEMAREE1
Brown, Anne & Nick TXWESTERFIELD2
Burruss, Carolyn & JimALWESTERFIELD2
Cole, King & SharonTXSTAGG2
Cornine, Harold & Tracie MOCARNINE2
Cozine, Eddie & Janice KYCOZINE2
Cozine, Larry & Geri INCOZINE2
Demaree, Bill & Betty INDEMAREE2
Dempsey, Rod KY DeMotte1
Ellingson, Pam WIWESTERFIELD1
Fox, Ruth & JohnFLBANTA2
Fulkerson, TamaraKYCOZINE1
Gasero, Russell & MariaNJ 2
Gohmann, Mary Jo & JohnINBanta2
Heathcoat, Gene, Carol & David TXDUREE3
Heavener, Jon & Carolyn (Leonard) OKCOZINE / COSINE2
Hoag, Bill & Gayle OKTERHUNE2
Karwatka, Carole & DennisKYWesterfield2
Keith, Buck & Charlotte INWESTERFIELD2
Knezic, David & Dawn MIBANTA2
McKee, Morris & JudyTXBANTA2
Merideth, Barbara MOWESTERFIELD / WESTERVELT1
Metcalf, Sharon & Jim KYCOZINE2
Murray, Richard & JoanILBANTA2
Olson, Charlotte & DaveILTERHUNE2
Perry, Denise Merideth TNWESTERFIELD / WESTERVELT1
Prather, Damien KYHITE1
Price, Eddie KYWESTERFIELD / WESTERVELT1
Rogers, KayNMVORIS / VORHEES1
Rogers, Lynn OHRYKER1
Tangeman, AnneINVAN VOORHEES1
Taylor, Jack & SueTXREYNERSON2
Van Diver, Cecil & Marie KYVAN DIVER2
Voreis, Larry & Suzanne SCVORIS / VORHEES / VAN VORHEES2
Walker, Johnnie & Daniel TNCOZINE2
Welches, Emily & Anderson, Renee INBANTA  VANARSDALL2
Westerfield, Charlie & Marilyn KYWESTERFIELD2
Westerfield, Gerald & NancyILWESTERFIELD2
Westerfield, Jeff & Katherine NCWESTERFIELD2
Westerfield, Jerry KYWESTERFIELD1
Westerfield, John & Phyllis PAWESTERFIELD2
Westerfield, Larry TNWESTERFIELD1
Westerfield, OscarFLWESTERFIELD1
Westerfield, Tom KYWESTERFIELD1
Westerfield, Tom & Shelia ILWESTERFIELD / WESTERVELT2
Westerfield, Toni FLWESTERFIELD1
Westerfield, Wes ILWESTERFIELD1
    
 and five more received today   


  

Letters 08/07/2017 Sunday at Old Mud

posted Aug 8, 2017, 5:17 PM by Pam Ellingson

Worship in the Faith of our Forefathers
Russell L. Gasero, Archivist of the Reformed Church in America (RCA) in New Brunswick, NJ is coming to conduct the special service in our newly rededicated and restored Old Mud Meetinghouse at Harrodsburg onSunday, September 10, 2017. His sermon will be on Psalm 16:6:  "The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance." (from the NIV).  The Public is invited.

Greeters and Ushers will be:
Jon Heavener of Oklahoma,
Dennis Karwatka of Kentucky,
Larry Westerfield of Tennessee,
Dick Bauer of Kentucky,
Gerald Westerfield of Illinois,
Buck Keith of Indiana.

The Cousins will surely all be celebrating our delightful Dutch inheritance that weekend! A typical Dutch Reformed Service of that day would go something like this:

Amalie Preston of Salvisa, Kentucky, has agreed to be our Voorzinger(singer and reader) although women would not have played a part in the Reformed Dutch Church’s early services. (They do today.) The Voorzinger sets the pitch and leads the music. The typical songs sung at a worship service of that day were from the book of Psalms, and women most likely would not have participated.

To finance the church in the beginning, members purchased a pew. Wealthier folks paid more to get the pews up front. Less wealthy sat toward the rear.

Standing in the baptistery below the pulpit, the Voorzinger opens the services by reading the day’s verse from the Bible and leading in the singing of a psalm.

Acting Domine, Mr. Gasero, will stand in silent prayer during the reading and the singing, then he will climb up into the tall pulpit to present the message.

Voorzinger Preston will turn the Hour-glass to mark the length of the sermon.

The Elders: Vince Akers of Indiana,
Eddie Cozine of Kentucky,
John C. Westerfield of Pennsylvania,
Larry Voreis of South Carolina,
Malcolm Banta of Florida.
The Elders will sit up front to keep on eye on the pastor and critique his preaching, because they are responsible for the Spiritual life of the church.

When the sermon ends, the Deacons - responsible for church physical or financial and property issues - take up the collection by thrusting the antique collection staves in front of each row of seats. While the bags are being passed, the Domine might dwell upon the necessities of the poor and he might invoke blessings upon those who give liberally, even calling them by name. Sometimes a bell hangs at the bottom of the bag to call attention to the lack of a contribution.
Church Deacons :
Lynn Rogers of Ohio,
Rodney Dempsey of Kentucky,
Gene Heathcoat of Texas,
Jeff Westerfield of North Carolina.

After the collection, the Voorleser will rise and using  a long rod, she hands to the Domine the requests for prayers or thanksgiving offered by members of the congregation. These prayers are read aloud. Another psalm is sung. The Domine steps down from the pulpit.

Each elder will line up to shake hands with the Domine, as the minister was called — unless they are dissatisfied with that day's sermon. In that case, the Elders will let the Domine know their objection, and they will be sure the congregation knows their thoughts, too.

The congregation is dismissed and they file out in an orderly procession.

Letters 08/04/2017

posted Aug 7, 2017, 10:15 AM by Pam Ellingson

LAST CHANCE!  BETTER HURRY!   We have some really special events included this year for the first time.

- For the pre-con event at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort on Thursday evening September 7, Debra Renard, a DNA EXPERT will speak on what you might hope to learn from a DNA TEST.
- Friday, a brief business meeting and all day is packed with interesting information and networking time, family exhibits, silent auction, and that evening the keynote dinner speaker we all love, Vince Akers.
- Saturday, our excursion event will be to the Painted Stone Settlers reenactment of the Dutch involvement in the Long Run Massacre, and the evening keynote speaker/entertainer is Eddie Price, author of “Widder’s Landing”
- Sunday we return to the Old Mud Meetinghouse at Harrodsburg to participate in an 1800s style Reformed Dutch Service led by Russell Gasero. Archivist of the Reformed Church in America,in New Brunswick, NJ. He will be ably assisted by several of our own Dutch Cousins. (more about that soon)
- And all during the event our photographer Charlie Westerfield will be cranking away with the memorable photos of us all having a great time!
- Go to our official website to download the registration blank and newsletter and more complete information. www.DutchCousins.org

SEE YOU IN FRANKFORT IN SEPTEMBER!
carolyn
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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!

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SENT BY: carolyn (herself)
On Sunday September 10 we will caravan to Harrodsburg, a 45 minute drive, for photos and special 1800s worship service at the Old Mud Meetinghouse at 2 pm. The next day, The Harrodsburg Historical Society will have their Research Library and Dutch Archives open just for us from 10 am to 2 pm. Call or email the H-burg tourist office for their recommendation on where to stay. (859) 734-2364. or (800) 355-9192. http://www.harrodsburgky.com/tourism@harrodsburgky.com
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SENT BY: Corey Claude Westerfield
Visitation went well tonight.  Mom got to hear how many were touched by dad.
We travel to Unadella, Nebraska to bury.
Thank you and please pass on my heartfelt appreciation to all the Dutch Cousins

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SENT BY: CRAIG PERKINS
Carolyn:

My name is craig perkins I was the organ playing bus
Driver for your trip to sleepy hollow. I remember
Claude well and how kind he was to me on that trip
I had a most wonderful time with your group and
Think often of that period of my life and still follow
Your group with great interest. My condolences to his
Family with much thanks for the brief but uplifting
Time I spent with him and "The Dutch Cousins "

With regards
Craig perkins

CRAIG I can’t tell you how glad I was to hear from you.  I didn’t even realize you were on my DUTCH COUSINS mail list. We have often thought of you and what a blessing you and your music were to all of us.  We really hated to tell you goodbye and have wondered how your life was going.  We’d love to see you again.   Do you still do the bus thing? Let us know so we can ask for you as a driver!  I hope you will drop by the Kentucky History Center to see us! best of everything to you. Carolyn & Jon

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SENT BY: the young Dr. Ed Westerfield
Even death has meaning.  I mourn the passing of someone who will be remembered for as long as there are Westerfield's to remember.  Go in Peace, Claude.  You've earned your rest. Go with the knowledge, that you planted much, tended and nurtured your crop, only to be harvested by those to come long after you.  Thank you Claude.

God Bless
Another library closes.

Sent from Ed Westerfield's Iphone
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SENT BY: Kerin Smith
Hi:  I didn't know Claude, but this is a great photo of him, and of the wonderful pulpit and sound board.
Kerin
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SENT BY: charlie Westerfield, VP of Dutch Cousins
Charlie and his wife Marilyn are working on a wonderful memorial for our Claude.  They are investigating a park bench to be placed at the Old Mud Meetinghouse with a plaque in memory of Claude.  We may need some private donations depending on cost of what they find,

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SENT BY: Jean MacGregor Simon
Very sorry to read of Claude Westerfield’s passing.  What a beautiful, touching photo of him in that pulpit.  I never met him, but he was a very good looking gentleman.  My great-great-great grandmother was named Jane Westervelt, born 20 February 1741, died 1779, in her 39th year. Born in New York, I think.  She was the wife of Gabriel Van Norden.  Latter eventually went to Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.

Claude and I both had grandchildren named Sullivan.  He a grandson, and I a granddaughter, nick-named “Livie”.  May Claude rest comfortably in peace.

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SENT BY: JANICE COZINE, Treasurer and registration for Dutch Cousins.  ABOUT THE BUS TRIP EXCURSION:
Hello to all!

Sorry.....the bus is FULL! (only one seat remains - and with reservations coming in every day a request for that seat may already be on the way.  We will start a waiting list in case of cancellations, but …. that doesn’t usually happen.)

Our chartered bus for Saturday to Shelbyville, Ky to visit the Long Run Massacre and Floyd's Defeat  Re-enactment is full.
Your other option is to 'follow' the bus in your car.
You will need to pay for your tickets there at the event.

Janice Cozine
Dutch Cousins Treasurer
and Registration Chair

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SENT BY:janice cozine — 
HERE’S WHO IS REGISTERED SO FAR! — IS YOUR NAME HERE?  If not, better send in your registration blank! (www.dutchcousins.org)

FYI  ----- for all.
THOUGHT I WOULD SEND MY UP-TO-DATE LIST FOR YOU TO SEE WHO'S REGISTERED SO FAR as of August 1.
+
A friend & I drove to Harrodsburg yesterday to eat at the Family Affair restaurant.
I wanted to try their pot roast to see if we could offer this as one of our meat options for Fri OR Sat dinner ?
It was pretty good and wondered about your thoughts on this.

We also drove by the HHS and picked up all the Dutch Cousins inventory to bring to Frankfort.
I talked with Amalie on the phone, it just happened to be her day off.
Janice


NAMESSTATEFAMILY NAMESCOUNT
Banta, Malcolm & Betty Jo FLBANTA2
Akers, VinceINDEMAREE1
Akers, ZacharyINDEMAREE1
Brown, Anne & Nick TXWESTERFIELD2
Burruss, Carolyn & JimALWESTERFIELD2
Cole, King & SharonTXSTAGG2
Cornine, Harold & Tracie MOCARNINE2
Cozine, Eddie & Janice KYCOZINE2
Cozine, Larry & Geri INCOZINE2
Demaree, Bill & Betty INDEMAREE2
Dempsey, Rod KY DeMotte1
Ellingson, Pam WIWESTERFIELD1
Fox, Ruth & JohnFLBANTA2
Fulkerson, TamaraKYCOZINE1
Gasero, Russell & MariaNJ 2
Gohmann, Mary Jo & JohnINBanta2
Heathcoat, Gene, Carol & David TXDUREE3
Heavener, Jon & Carolyn (Leonard) OKCOZINE / COSINE2
Hoag, Bill & Gayle OKTERHUNE2
Karwatka, Carole & DennisKYWesterfield2
Keith, Buck & Charlotte INWESTERFIELD2
Knezic, David & Dawn MIBANTA2
McKee, Morris & JudyTXBANTA2
Merideth, Barbara MOWESTERFIELD / WESTERVELT1
Metcalf, Sharon & Jim KYCOZINE2
Murray, Richard & JoanILBANTA2
Olson, Charlotte & DaveILTERHUNE2
Perry, Denise Merideth TNWESTERFIELD / WESTERVELT1
Prather, Damien KYHITE1
Price, Eddie KYWESTERFIELD / WESTERVELT1
Rogers, KayNMVORIS / VORHEES1
Rogers, Lynn OHRYKER1
Tangeman, AnneINVAN VOORHEES1
Taylor, Jack & SueTXREYNERSON2
Van Diver, Cecil & Marie KYVAN DIVER2
Voreis, Larry & Suzanne SCVORIS / VORHEES / VAN VORHEES2
Walker, Johnnie & Daniel TNCOZINE2
Welches, Emily & Anderson, Renee INBANTA  VANARSDALL2
Westerfield, Charlie & Marilyn KYWESTERFIELD2
Westerfield, Gerald & NancyILWESTERFIELD2
Westerfield, Jeff & Katherine NCWESTERFIELD2
Westerfield, Jerry KYWESTERFIELD1
Westerfield, John & Phyllis PAWESTERFIELD2
Westerfield, Larry TNWESTERFIELD1
Westerfield, OscarFLWESTERFIELD1
Westerfield, Tom KYWESTERFIELD1
Westerfield, Tom & Shelia ILWESTERFIELD / WESTERVELT2
Westerfield, Toni FLWESTERFIELD1
Westerfield, Wes ILWESTERFIELD1

NOTE from carolyn: Is your name on the list above?  If not, Why not?  POT ROAST SOUNDS GREAT TO ME - let's hear from you cousins!

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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
 and LowDutchHeritage: http://www.carolynbleonard.com/CarolynBLeonard.com/LowDutchHeritage/LowDutchHeritage.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 08/01/2017

posted Aug 2, 2017, 7:24 AM by Pam Ellingson

Photo of Claude Westerfield in the pulpit at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow NY .

It is with deep sadness I share the news of the passing of Claude Westerfield, who served as leader and president of the Dutch Cousins from 2005 to 2013.
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LAST CHANCE!  BETTER HURRY!   We have some really special events included this year for the first time.
- For the pre-con event at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort on Thursday evening September 7, Debra Renard, a DNA EXPERT will speak on what you might hope to learn from a DNA TEST.
- Friday, a brief business meeting and all day is packed with interesting information and networking time, family exhibits, silent auction, and that evening the keynote dinner speaker we all love, Vince Akers.
- Saturday, our excursion event will be to the Painted Stone Settlers reenactment of the Dutch involvement in the Long Run Massacre, and the evening keynote speaker/entertainer is Eddie Price, author of “Widder’s Landing”
- Sunday we return to the Old Mud Meetinghouse at Harrodsburg to participate in an 1800s style Reformed Dutch Service led by Russell Gasero. Archivist of the Reformed Church in America,in New Brunswick, NJ. He will be ably assisted by several of our own Dutch Cousins. (more about that soon)
- And all during the event our photographer Charlie Westerfield will be cranking away with the memorable photos of us all having a great time!
- Go to our official website to download the registration blank and newsletter and more complete information. www.DutchCousins.org
SEE YOU IN FRANKFORT IN SEPTEMBER!
carolyn
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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!

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SENT BY: carolyn (herself)
On Sunday September 10 we will caravan to Harrodsburg, a 45 minute drive, for photos and special 1800s worship service at the Old Mud Meetinghouse at 2 pm. The next day, The Harrodsburg Historical Society will have their Research Library and Dutch Archives open just for us from 10 am to 2 pm. Call or email the H-burg tourist office for their recommendation on where to stay. (859) 734-2364. or (800) 355-9192.http://www.harrodsburgky.com/tourism@harrodsburgky.com
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SENT BY: Just received word from Corey Westerfield that our beloved Claude LaDell Westerfield passed to a new life yesterday. More information when available.  Corey said his dad was out for a walk and just fell over. That was it.
Obituary for Claude L. Westerfield

Claude LaDell "Wes" Westerfield, 80, of Farragut, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Shenandoah Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Nishna Valley Funeral & Cremation Service in Shenandoah with Gene Shelton giving the words of comfort. The family will greet relatives and friends with visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday evening at the funeral home. Burial will take place at 3:00 p.m. Friday at the Unadilla Cemetery in Unadilla, Nebraska with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Claude's name.

share a memory with the family here:

Claude was always the driving force behind the family gatherings. first with the Westerfield family and then with all the Dutch Cousins. He always had a hug and a smile for everyone and he shared his personal faith and love of God. He will certainly be missed at the gathering in September.
--carolyn

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SENT BY: Greg Huber, who spoke at the Gathering in 2015 about the Dutch building structures. He has a new book out:
my particular barn study areas of southeast Pennsylvania, the eastern river valleys of New York State, northern New Jersey and certain areas in New England. Hello – my name is Greg Huber – I am an architectural barn and house historian and I have documented many thousands of buildings, particularly barns, in the past 40 plus years.

The Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania - Architecture and Preservation - Built 1750 to 1900 by Greg Huber
His book is available on Amazon.com
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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
 and LowDutchHeritage: http://www.carolynbleonard.com/CarolynBLeonard.com/LowDutchHeritage/LowDutchHeritage.html
Dutch letters are archived on our official webpage, www.DutchCousins.org by webmaster Pam Ellingson
Barbara Whiteside has a friendly facebook page, Dutch Cousins in Kentucky.

Letters 07/27/2017 REGISTER NOW to save money!

posted Jul 28, 2017, 4:06 PM by Pam Ellingson

BETTER HURRY!  ONLY FOUR DAYS LEFT TO GET THE REGISTRATION DISCOUNT AND A FREE BAG! 


We have some really special events included this year for the first time.
- For the pre-con event at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort on Thursday evening September 7, Debra Renard, a DNA EXPERT will speak on what you might hope to learn from a DNA TEST.
- Friday, a brief business meeting and all day is packed with interesting information and networking time, family exhibits, silent auction, and that evening the keynote dinner speaker we all love, Vince Akers.
- Saturday, our excursion event will be to the Painted Stone Settlers reenactment of the Dutch involvement in the Long Run Massacre, and the evening keynote speaker/entertainer is Eddie Price, author of “Widder’s Landing”
- Sunday we return to the Old Mud Meetinghouse at Harrodsburg to participate in an 1800s style Reformed Dutch Service led by Russell Gasero. Archivist of the Reformed Church in America,in New Brunswick, NJ. He will be ably assisted by several of our own Dutch Cousins. (more about that soon)
- And all during the event our photographer Charlie Westerfield will be cranking away with the memorable photos of us all having a great time!
- Go to our official website to download the registration blank and newsletter and more complete information. www.DutchCousins.org
- If you prefer the clickable registration form or have questions send me an email: carolynleonard (at) me.com
SEE YOU IN FRANKFORT IN SEPTEMBER!
carolyn
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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!

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SENT BY: Tamara Fulkerson (VP nominee for Dutch Cousins)
The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here's why it matters — The Conversation
"The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here's why it matters" —

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SENT BY: Carolyn Leonard
To make a tax deductible donation for restoration and maintenance of the Old Mud Meetinghouse, in the “note” line say, In memory of ____________________, for restoration and maintenance of Old Mud, credit to the Dutch Cousins.

Send check or money order to:
Harrodsburg Historical Society
220 South Chiles Street
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
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SENT BY: Charlotte Legg Olson

Cornelia B. VanArsdall, August 27, 1861 - March 20, 1919.  Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, March 28, 1919

VANARSDALL

Thursday night, after several weeks of suffering from a complication of diseases, death laid his hand upon Miss Cornelia VanArsdall at her home on  College Street in this city. She had been for a long time a member of the Christian church and had lived faithfully according to the Master's teaching. She was of a retiring disposition, a woman who loved her home and her friends, big hearted, hospitable and thoughtful of others, and she will be greatly missed by those nearest and dearest with whom she was content to spend her life. The funeral service was held at her home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. E. B. Bourland, assisted by Rev. M. S. Clark, of the Methodist church and she was laid to rest in the family lot in Spring Hill Cemetery beneath a wealth of flowers, sent by sympathetic friends of the family. None will miss her more sadly than the mother whom she leaves, whose constant companion she has been. The brothers and sisters who survive are Messrs. J. F., John I., Muscoe, E. Buford and D. P. VanArsdall, all of this city; Mrs. Thomas VanArsdall, Mrs. Abe Sharp and Mrs. Margaret Owens, of Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. J. B. Anderson, of Chanute, Kansas, and Miss Minnie VanArsdall, of this place.

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SENT BY: Dennis Gudorf (DeMotte ancestry)
Susan and I had our DNS done via Ancestry.com  Have found some folks for us that way.  My family tree is posted on Ancestry.com as the Gudorf Family tree and Susan's family tree.  You might take a look.

Do we need to make a reservation if we are able to make your September gathering?

Denny Gudorf

Yes you do!  I am attaching a clickable online registration form. — and you are just in time to make the early discount.  The registration form is also available on our website, www.DutchCousins.org.

Hoping to see you September 7th!

blessings, carolyn

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SENT BY: carolyn from  lisa louise cooke’s Genealogy Gems newsletter
For all our Texas folks, good seminar coming up in Dallas!
Join the Genealogy Gems Expert Team for Sources, Storytelling, & DNA
The Dallas Genealogical Society 2017 Summer Seminar is fast approaching on August 4-5, and will feature the entire Genealogy Gems Team! Join us for two fun-filled days devoted to Sources, Storytelling & DNA! Sunny Morton and Diahan Southard will join Lisa Louise Cooke in her own "backyard" of Dallas, Texas at the Dallas Central Library. Registration is still available!

Letters 07/18/2017 A Personal message from Janice Cozine and more

posted Jul 19, 2017, 10:52 AM by Pam Ellingson





The image: sent by Amalie Preston:Cover of Kentucky Ancestors magazine of April 1978, DUTCH STATION 1779-1780; Standing at the site of the old Station, Middle Fork of Beargrass Creek in Jefferson Couty Kentucky. Brown graveyard beyond. This picture taken 22 March 1922.










LET US KNOW IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE YOUR HARD COPY DUTCH NEWSLETTER LAST WEEK. —————————————————————————————————————

SENT BY: Colleen Pizarev

Hello Carolyn and Lynn -

I was hoping I'd be able to travel for the gathering this September.  Unfortunately, my mother-in-law is in late stage ALZ, and had a recent minor stroke.  I can't be gone that week since my husband has to travel for work, and I need to be here for her caregiver in case anything happens.

I sincerely hope to be able to make it next year, and will bring my mother, also a Demaree/Demarest/Ryker/Storm descendant.  I hope you have a wonderful time, and please post a lot of pictures!

NOTE from Carolyn:  REMEMBER the Gatherings are not every year - only in the odd numbered years.  Next gathering of cousins will be in 2019.

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SENT BY: Carl and Cindy Bantau

Dear Carolyn,

My name is Carl Bantau. My last name came from the low Dutch group you are from. Anna Banta was the daughter of H. D. Banta, (who headed, and pastored one of the small groups that eventually moved to Indiana from Bantaville, KY, and many of them are buried there.

Anna Banta married George Washington Voyles (Voiles) and had 4 children the eldest being my 3rd Great Grandfather was born Henry Day Voiles. After giving birth to her 4th baby, Anna (Banta) Voiles became very sick, and in her state of sickness, she and all four children were abandoned by her husband George Washington Voiles. She died as a result of that abandonment and it was left to my then twelve-year-old great great great grandfather to try to keep the others (his younger siblings) alive until they could reach help.

They found that help in their grandfather H. D. Banta. Henry Day Voiles then decided that since his father had abandoned them during their greatest time of need, he would abandon his father's name. He took his mother's maiden name, Banta, as his own. But soon (the former is all fact, but now I begin to speculate some) he found much confusion in that his grandfather had the same name as he did, but not only his grandfather, but many others in the group were named Henry Banta. We believe it was for that reason, that he added a "U" to the end of his name to make it Bantau.

So anyone with that last name is 99.9% likely to be a descendant of Henry Day Bantau. If you google his name, you will find much information. He went on to become a schoolteacher at the age of 16, and the pastor of the Baptist Church of Christ in Palestine (now Glass) Tennessee where he served for 21 years (save 1 year) before moving to Texas at doctor's orders. He later founded Thorp Springs College which is now known as Texas Christian University.

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SENT BY: Rogene Smith

Carolyn, I just want to say, I won’t be attending the Dutch Cousins Gathering this year.  It comes earlier in the month and we have plans for a couple of other trips in August and September which more or less are about the same time.  I have enjoyed the meetings and hope to get to that area again some day.   I continue to look for more information on my  Luyster family,    Pictures of the Old Mud Meeting House are great.  Thanks to all of the members who have had a part in the restoration.

Received the newsletter recently and it  certainly is very professional.

Please keep me on your list.

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SENT BY: Janice Cozine
Hello Cousins!

So much is going on behind the scenes to prepare for our up-coming gathering. It's only a few weeks away and we're getting very excited.
Hope you have reserved your room at the Plaza Hotel and mailed in your registration forms.
Our date for cut-off/deadlines will be soon.  You can register after these dates if necessary, but will cost you a little more and make us work a little harder! We need to get the name tags, meals etc. all set in place as soon as possible, plus remember you get a free bag to match your tee shirt if you register and pay before August 1. The earlier you register the easier it is on the planners.

We have much to offer you at this years gathering.

Only a few seats are still available for our Saturday bus excursion to the 'Long Run Massacre and Floyd's Defeat Re-enactment' in Shelbyville, Ky.

Don't miss the bus, register today!

On Friday, Vince Akers and Charlie Westerfield (at separate times) will have important information about the 'Low Dutch Massacres & Defeats and the 'Westerfield Massacre Marker’. All this will tie into our Saturday's trip to Shelbyville.

If you want info about how to join or if you would qualify to join the DAR & SAR, we will have this info available at the gathering this year. We also are trying to get DNA set up with Ancestry.

We will soon learn about the updated info on the "Old Mud Meeting House" and what is happening with the Conewago Colony.  Eddie Price will entertain us again this year with his version of ''Remember the Raisin’'.

Don't forget the joy of seeing old and new cousins.

The Dutch Gatherings every two years are about the only time we get to see each other.....we always look forward to that!!

If anyone needs info on directions, airport info, hotel, RV parks, etc., please email me.  I will help any way I can to make your trip to Kentucky, easier.

Blessings to all,

Janice Cozine

DC Treasurer & Registration Chair

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SENT BY: Larry Vanice

I was looking for an ancestor today and found this publication, which has a nice history of the Low Dutch settlers in KY and the church at Pleasureville, with a list of members.

I was mostly interested in my Vanice ancestors and found a number of listings spelled in a way I had never seen before: Vannuice.  There was a comment in the article that the clerk of the session at that time did not write and spell very well, so the family themselves may not have used the Vannuice spelling.

The member list includes my great-great-grandparents, Eleanor (Ellen in the list) Smith Vanice and Isaac Covert Vanice, who married on 28Sep1837.  When they belonged in the late 1830’s, the church was called the Presbyterian Church of Six Mile (the present day yarn shop).  Eleanor’s father was Robert Smith, who was born in Scotland, and her mother, name unknown, was born in VA.  Eleanor and Isaac and their first child moved to Arrow Rock, MO in 1840.  Apparently the lack of a Dutch Reformed minister being sent to KY resulted in some Low Dutch getting to know some Scots.

There are a bunch of Dutch cousins’ names in the church article.  I saw some references to church members leaving to join the Shakers, presumably at Pleasant Hill, KY.


Larry

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SENT BY: JANICE COZINE, DC TREASURER

We need to stress to the cousins,  they NEED to be on time going and coming, so we don't run over our 4 hour trip limit. (6 hours - trip & driver limit)
The clock starts when the driver leaves Louisville and when the driver gets back to the office. (1 hour is allowed each way)
We have 4 hours to do the trip,,,,period.
The hourly rate for the driver is $140.00.
That will be added as extra cost divided in 15 min. intervals, if we're even late 1 min.

NOTE FROM CAROLYN:  All riders remember our warning - Don’t be late, we can’t wait!

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SENT BY: Amalie Preston: David Smock's books are safely at the Historical Society, and we plan to build a 2 shelf bookcase to house them atop the Low Dutch archive lateral files.

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SENT BY: Carla Gerding

So saddened to hear of the passing of Bev and Tom Gerding.  They were one of the very first couples that I met while attending the reunions.  We had not only Dutch ancestry in common, but also Gerding lineage.

They were a lovely, lovely couple and will be sorely missed by many of us.

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SENT BY: OBITUARY for Beverly Gerding: http://www.ramseyfuneral.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1980008


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SENT BY: Charlie WesterfieldCarolyn, I would be happy to help Rodney with a ride to Frankfort. Rodney is not only a cousin, but I was raised in the same hometown (Greenville, KY) with Rodney. Have known him all my life.

Just delivered my “Traveling Route 66 with Charlie Westerfield” to the duplicator. Have a showing and sale booth in Bloomington, IL on the 13th, 14th, & 15th. Have worked on the project for six years and it’s finely finished (“Free At Last, Thank God Almighty, I’m Free at Last”.)

Charlie Westerfield
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Letters 07/14/2017

posted Jul 19, 2017, 10:09 AM by Pam Ellingson

PECIAL EVENT~ Pre-Con Dutch Cousins 2017
We have a new cousin who will help you find that Revolutionary Patriot in your family.  Such a brave person!


Charlotte Legg Olson from Oswego, Illinois, will be attending her FIRST Dutch Cousins event this year, and she volunteered to be the DAR representative. She will have an information display set up and she will be there at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort to answer questions Thursday, September 7 from 4 pm to 6:30 and all day on Friday.

Some of the most remarkable men and women you will ever hope to meet are members of DAR and SAR. (Daughters and Sons, descendants, of  American Revolutionary Patriots.)  Most of our Low Dutch of Kentucky ancestors fought and left us a legacy to honor.

 Over two hundred years ago, American Patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. As a member of DAR, through participation in the Society’s various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors.

We know that some of our 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.

Charlotte wants to help make your dreams come true! TO START looking on your own before you go, just click here and enter the name of your ancestor:



Hello Cousins. I’m Charlotte Legg Olson, yes, three generations removed from our Dutch surnames!

Our family tree includes the Banta, Conover, Terhune, Van Nuys, Voorhees and Capt. James Stagg and his wife Leah Brouwer. My husband Dave, and our next two branches, live between Chicago and the Mississippi River, in a small town called Oswego IL. I have the distinction of being the first in our family that was not born in Mercer County, KY  for 150 years.

We are looking forward to attending our first Dutch Cousins gathering this year. I “volunteered” to be the DAR/SAR chairperson and will have information about our Dutch families that served in the American Revolution. As the DAR members remember at each meeting, they are the “American patriots who sacrificed their lives and fortunes.” I joined the Daughters of the American Revolution through the service of Capt James Stagg.

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).

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. Dianna Rose, Registrar at Jane McFee DAR Chapter in Harrodsburg has also agreed to help.

We will also have resources to assist other Cousins establish the ARW service and lineage of their individual family member.  But we won’t leave you out on a limb or stuck behind some brick wall, I am offering assistance in the research. I will even help you follow your way through “The Application!”  or find someone local who can. And yes, we will bring forms, charts, terminology, standards, resource links and more paper and web addresses. Well, you know what I mean.

DAR and Sons of the American Revolution are the primary organizations established to preserve and document the military service and family lineage of the ARW Patriots. Our Dutch families did their part to insure the freedoms that we enjoy today.
Looking forward to meeting you at the Gathering!
Charlotte

Letters 07/05/2017

posted Jul 8, 2017, 12:40 PM by Pam Ellingson

News around the nation about our Dutch Cousins.

The Cousins are Coming!!!!

 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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More information about the 2017 Gathering https://sites.google.com/site/dutchcousins/gatherings-1/2017 
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THE LOW DUTCH COUSINS ARE COMING TO FRANKFORT September  7-10,  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

AND THEN Sunday Sept 10 -11th we will be in Harrodsburg KY to worship at our Old Mud Meetinghouse.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!WATCH YOUR MAILBOX!  DUTCH NEWSLETTER COMING SOON! We will not be giving awards for any mistakes you find. LOL————————————————————————————

SENT BY: CAROLYN (herself)


We still need a volunteer driver to bring Rod Dempsey from Louisville to the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort for the Cousins gathering on Thursday September 7. Where are my volunteers in that area?  He already has his room reserved and can manage alone, but needs a ride.  He has never missed a Cousins gathering and doesn't want to start now.

He is a nice man and you’d enjoy the trip.  Can you help? hello?

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SENT BY:Lisa Shannon

Hi Carolyn! Sure I want to stay on the e-mail list! Also, would this be the place to ask if anyone has any info on my lost Van* family? It has been a long time since I have been on your site.

My Vanarsdals are mostly from Bartholomew, Harrison, and Johnson Counties, Indiana

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SENT BY: King and Sharon Cole:

We sold the boat this last February after living on it for three years and 10,000 miles.  What a wonderful time we had!  We have not bought a house yet, so we are living in our RV.  We will be in Okla City the first part of June.  We still have cousins there.  We also want to see the 1914 time capsule at the historical museum.

July and August in Colorado then coming to Kentucky in September.

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SENT BY: Kentucky Genealogical Society:


Wanza Merrifield, a KGS member who lives in Ponca City, Oklahoma, won this month’s “I Read Bluegrass Roots” drawing. The usual prize is a free one-year membership renewal. Because Wanza is a lifetime member (a membership option that was available in the past) – KGS will be offering her a different prize. Wanza’s Kentucky roots include these surnames: Pritchett, Holliday, Barker, Hickman, Henderson, Johnson, Lloyd, Wilson.

(NOTE:  Wanza is also a longtime subscriber to Dutch Letters, and a dear friend! We slept in her home when I was presenting a workshop in Ponca City OK one weekend.  She was a delightful host and we talked Dutch stuff!)



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SENT BY: Eddie Price

Hi, Carolyn,

Looking forward to our event this September!

I have the whole weekend blocked out for Long Run Massacre and need to know the day and time I will speaking for the Dutch Cousins.   You will be able to get a laptop and projector as before?   Also, I will be sending you a copy of the song sheet we will be singing from!   You may wish to make copies before the event.   It is a great little "ditty" from the time period called "Hunters of Kentucky!"   Andrew Jackson would use it as his campaign song and, although many Kentuckians were not pleased with him, they LOVED the song which was sung all over America in the early 1820's during the "Era of Good Feelings" after the War of 1812.

Eddie Price

(NOTE:  EDDIE you are our keynote speaker for the Saturday night dinner in Frankfort, but you are comped for the whole thing.  Can’t wait to see you and hear you again!)

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SENT BY: Bev & Tom Gerding.

Wonderful newsletter--you are the master of newsletters!! Sorry we will miss the meeting but we will be there in spirit.  Isn't it great to see what we have done in such a short time.

Love to you all, Bev "a Westerfield and Cozine cousin" and Tom Gerding

(NOTE: Shortly after receiving this greeting from Bev Gerding, we received bad news. That was Bev's farewell to her Cousins.  Yesterday her daughter, Genie Gerding Gilder, posted that her mother had passed away, and then a few days later her father was gone.  Our deepest sympathy to the family. 
Genie posted this message on her mother's Facebook page:
"The outpouring of support and love from those near and far has truly warmed my heart today. It has been a rough few weeks. Thank you all for the cards, texts and calls!! ❤❤❤

Several people have asked about where to send flowers. Many know that one of my mothers' passions was genealogy. There was rarely a trip that didn't involve a "sidetrip" to research something about a branch of our family tree. Near to her heart was the support of restoration to an ancestral church in Kentucky, The Old Mud Meetinghouse. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in her honor to:Harrodsburg Historical Society

Attn: Amalie Preston

220 South Chiles Street

Harrodsburg, KY 40330Be sure to add "in honor of Tom and Beverly Gerding for the Old Mud Meetinghouse" in the notes."

and then: ....My father has now left and joined the love of his life after only 10 days of her passing. I could not have been more proud of my father and his accomplishments. I will so miss his laughter, great story and joke telling, and his warm hugs ❤❤❤. I loved him dearly. RIP Dad.

Services planned for my mother this Saturday will now be for my father as well.

Memorial services for Beverly and Tom Gerding will be Saturday, July 8 at Ramsey Funeral Home, Georgetown TX. 1 pm visitation, 1 pm memorial service with reception to follow.
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SENT BY: Elizabeth Montgomery Hatcher

Hi Carolyn. I wanted to notify someone in this group that Bev Gerding passed away a couple of days ago.

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SENT BY: Carolyn (herself)

IMPORTANT - SAVE THIS - ADDRESS FOR DONATIONS TO MAINTAIN Old Mud Meetinghouse
Harrodsburg Historical Society,
ATTN: Amalie Preston,
220 South Chiles St,
Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Be sure to put "for the Old Mud Meetinghouse" in the comments blank.

For more info: www.dutchcousins.org

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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
 and LowDutchHeritage: http://www.carolynbleonard.com/CarolynBLeonard.com/LowDutchHeritage/LowDutchHeritage.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
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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:

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