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Re: Hoekstra family of Berlikum, Menaldumadeel

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  • Eric
    Hallo W. Aardsma, Becky is my second cousin and our family settled in Orange City, Iowa in the mid 1880 s. E. Hoekstra ... party ... I ... own
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      Hallo W. Aardsma, Becky is my second cousin and our family settled
      in Orange City, Iowa in the mid 1880's.

      E. Hoekstra

      --- In Friesland-genealogy@yahoogroups.com, "nassaugloucester"
      <wj2a2@n...> wrote:
      > I couldn't find the original message from Becky from St. Louis, but
      > 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
      party
      > to go further up the Mississippi River and setle in what is now
      > 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.
      I
      > read it several months ago and recently broke down and bought my
      own
      > copy.
      >
      > W. Aardsma
      > Kansas City, Missouri
      >
      > .....
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