Re: Hoekstra family of Berlikum, Menaldumadeel
- Hallo W. Aardsma, Becky is my second cousin and our family settled
in Orange City, Iowa in the mid 1880's.
--- In Frieslandfirstname.lastname@example.org, "nassaugloucester"
> I couldn't find the original message from Becky from St. Louis, butparty
> she might like to know that St. Louis was supposed to be the East
> Frysk center in the U.S. A "High German" pursuaded the original
> to go further up the Mississippi River and setle in what is nowI
> German Valley, Illinois. German Valley became the springboard for
> East Frysk settlements in Illinois, Iowa, South Dakota, and
> Minnesota. The book "THe East Friesens in America" tells the story.
> read it several months ago and recently broke down and bought myown
> W. Aardsma
> Kansas City, Missouri