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From Zuid-Holland to South Holland By Mary Dodge
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In the mid-19th century, many Dutch immigrants were drawn to the Midwestern United States. Most were farmers, escaping low salaries and high taxes in the Netherlands. My great-grandparents were... More > among these, settling in the south part of Chicago and nearby. This area was called Roseland and South Holland. Families from among these immigrants founded the Dutch or First Reformed Church of Roseland. An important part of their settlement was the Dutch or First Reform Church of Roseland. As it grew so did the families. This is the genealogy of the ancestors of my mother's parents. It was done for our family, but others may find it useful. The main trees included are Vanderbilt, DeVos and VanVuuren. The genealogies within the U.S. are quite solid. The rest may require some verification. The photo on the front is from Kinderdijk, Netherlands.< Less
The Indo Immigrant By Roy Van Westbroek
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(Black&White version) The Indo Immigrant is an ordinary man's memoirs of the events that have impacted his life. Born in Bandung, Indonesia, in the 1950s, he tells his extraordinary stories of... More > growing up in Indonesia, being relocated to Breda, Holland, during the Indonesian Revolution, and finally ending up in Pasadena, California, where he grew up and came of age during the turbulent Sixties."In the silence of the barracks amid the dark shadows, I could hear men softly whimper and call out for their mom. It must have been their first time away from home."< Less
Legal Aliens: From Holland to America in 12 columns By Mariette Boerstoel-Streefland
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This book consists of a series of columns written when the author relocated with her family of six from the Netherlands to the US. It contains short, entertaining and at times insightful anecdotes... More > about surprises with certain situations encountered. The transition from one civilized, western country to another is associated with a larger culture shock than one would anticipate. This book is interesting and entertaining for those who either have gone through a similar transition themselves, or plan to do so, or who have family, friends or acquaintances who are going through a similar transition. The book is suitable for interested parties on both sides of the Atlantic. Therefore it is written in both languages. It can be read in English from one cover, and in Dutch from the other.< Less
Glimpses Light By Norman Holland
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A collection of poems and writings of Norman Holland, an immigrant from England to Australia whose mates call him "Dutchy". He is fascinated by and has a genuine love for cultural and... More > religious diversity. In our troubled times with trials besetting us from all directions his poems and writings are thought provoking and a solace to the soul: both at the same time!< Less
Oma Leni - My Story By Leni K de Bres-Boon
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Leni de Bres is the matriarch of a large family who, after the war, migrated and settled in New Zealand. In this memoir she tells of her early years as the daughter of missionaries in Suriname, the... More > war years in occupied Holland and the joys and trials of settling into a new life with her beloved husband, Pieter, in New Zealand.< Less
Grandma's Story By Neeltje Bloemhof
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Neeltje Bloemhof tells her life story from growing up in Holland through the war to her immigration into Canada.
The Marsh and the Pyramids By Teddy Vandevis
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Born to Dutch immigrants, Teddy Vandevis' life began like any other young boy his age, but soon that life would have something more in store for him. This poignant memoir follows Teddy's story as... More > he goes from playing pranks to working diligently, before he was a teenager, in both a grocery store and on an epic eight-mile paper route and doing the latter while enduring the harsh Canadian winters. He eventually saved enough money by age 9, to finance a trip for his father to visit Teddy’s dying grandmother back in Holland, when his father was low on money, thus setting the stage for the kind of man he would become. His willingness to work hard, coupled with his desire for something greater led him on a journey that changed his life exponentially. The young man from good stock, whom Teddy has been able to trace back to the Pharaohs, and humble beginnings, grew to be a successful business leader and Chief Executive Officer. Follow the journey of growing up in the Canadian village of Holland Marsh.< Less
Daniel Christman (c1705-1760) By R David Christman
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One of the 13 original Christman Immigrants prior to 1776. Daniel Christman (c1705- 1760) Emigrated from Germany in 1730. Port of departure was Rotterdam, Holland. He arrived5 Sept, 1730 at... More > Philadelphia PA on ship Alexander & Ann< Less
Bloomin' Slums By Andreas Sofroniou
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These are the places, which barely sustain the life of immigrants through the ages. The people who dreamed of a better life, in a civilised European country, the Empire the storytellers spoke about... More > in the corners of their muddy market places, where the streets of London are paved with gold. This is the infamous east end side of the notorious square mile of the City of London, where the rich get richer by the minute and the newcomers of the third world tighten their belts even more, in the hope that they will feel the hunger less. This is the new generation of the new arrival of yet another race. It is like the gigantic rotating wheel in the local fun fair, where every one of its sitting buckets is holding a different group of nationals. It started with the Yiddish Jews, as they are remembered, rushing in to avoid the European persecution. They improved and moved on from the dirty footpaths to the brighter hill of Harrow and the white mansions of Holland Park.< Less

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