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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!

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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.



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.


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, or other?

Contact Bullitt Co Hist for input?

Start a fund?

Place to put memorial/marker?


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


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.


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; for hours of operation . For more information on donations to the archives refer to


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.


SENT BY Carolyn Leonard, President, Dutch Cousins 2016-2017
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On my webpage, read the pages: DutchCousins and LowDutchHeritage

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