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Family Reunion on the River Farm Idaho The Snake River Aunt Lois Barendregt hosted this fabulous event We had a blast on the river Boo (Norma Jean) in the 1970’s Still amazing as ever! It was a very busy dock city kids fishing Land activities                                                                        A lot of shady talk going on under the […]

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Robert HoppelSeptember 20, 2013 - 4:17 pm

I’m a first generation immigrant from Holland, living in The Woodlands, close to Houston, Texas, just retired and spending some time on tracing family history. Nice reunion you had and keep it up.

I ended up on your website, after googling “Leendert Houke Barendregt”, a far family member of my wife. Leendert’s mother Anna Hoeksma is a sister of my wife’s grandfather Jan Hoeksma.

According to the municipal archives in Rotterdam, Leendert emigrated to New York in 1914 and “disappears”, never mentioned again as far as I know. This information may not be correct because if you search the Ellis Island Database, you’ll find a Crew Manifest from the steam tanker “Barendrecht” on which it is stated that Leendert sailed as a 3rd engineer on that ship since October 1915, arriving in New York from Bilbao in September 1917. Coincidently the name of the ship is the same as the family name, although it is written with “ch” instead of “g”. The ch spelling is the more common spelling in Dutch, both are pronounced the same way in Dutch, either way not pronounceable by most english speaking people. Anyway, my question is if these Barendregts are related to Leendert Barendregt who I assume settled in the USA at some point after World War I.

Thanks very much.
Robert (Rob) Hoppel

FALL 2012

Fall Time in 2012  It begins with harvesting the garden and a lot of canning Our Apple Trees My Idaho Spuds The Sunflower, but better known as the Yellow Rose to my mother and I The last pickings Something my mom taught me to do A beautiful fall sky and an empty garden The purple flowers […]

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OUR HOLIDAY STORY Twas just before Christmas, and all through the house Not a present or decoration, because we were going on vacation! The Florida Keys, just my husband and me. Then we got the big news and we had to choose. The stockings were tossed by the chimney with care, In hopes that St […]

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TareaJanuary 21, 2013 - 5:25 pm

A BIG congrats to Mark! So sorry you have to leave your beautiful home and yard you have worked so hard on…..however on to new adventures!!! Utah…wow!

Georgia WallingerDecember 29, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Congrats to Mark! You have worked so hard on your house and the yard, but how exciting to go to something different. I hope you find something that has a yard for your garden to grow all those beautiful vegetables that you grow. Send me your new address when you move. Happy New Year! Love you, Georgia

Jen StewartDecember 27, 2012 - 3:14 pm

Wow! How exciting. I love the Dell snowman. :)