|Home Card You can use the Home Card to navigate up to parents and down to children. The Home Card is the Family Card for Anne Henri (Hans) which ties to the de Bruijn, van der Horst, Jablonski (Krager), and Vragel families. For an example of a Family Card and an explanation of how to use it to navigate around the family tree click here.|
|Index You can use the Index to select an individual name to move to their Family Card.|
|Surnames You can use the Surnames to locate people with a certain surname.|
|s.s. Waterman Here you will find information about the ship that brought the de Bruyn and van der Horst families to America. There are also Passenger Lists for the voyages that departed Rotterdam on April 1, 1955 and April 25, 1955 for Halifax and New York.|
|Rummaging through boxes of papers and old photos in my parent's attic became a great learning experience and resulted in the need to ask a multitude of questions. When and why did our name change? Today it is DeBruyn, which I knew had changed from de Bruyn. What about the change from de Bruijn to de Bruyn? What else didn't I know? A new hobby began - genealogy. I am hoping that this site will result in additional information as I search for de Bruijn family members.
The information about the van der Horst's from Gerardus and Gerrit van der Horst back to Pyter van Delmerhorst was researched by Anne Gerrit van der Horst, my Great Uncle to whom the entire van der Horst family is grateful. We are also grateful to my grandfather (Opa) Anne (Andrew) van der Horst, who was 103 years young upon his death on August 11, 2003, for his help.
Since first posting this web site in 2000 many others have provided information and pictures which has expanded the family tree significantly.
I hope to expand the Jablonski (Krager) line and hope to learn more about that branch in the future. The Jablonki's lived in Buffalo and Dunkirk New York. A name change from Jablonski to Krager around 1930 has made the search an interesting challenge.
With my sons married now, I am also interested in researching the ancestors of my daughter-in-laws. These lines include: Woodring, Parker, Donath, Sneddon, Murphy and Drengel.
I have learned over the past few years that "Grandchildren make getting old worth it."
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