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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


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 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 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.