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52 Ancestors: Week #15: How do you spell that?

The prompt for Week #15 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is HOW DO YOU SPELL THAT? What ancestor do you imagine was frequently asked that? Which ancestor did you have a hard time finding because of an unusual name? … Continue reading

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Akke on Her Farm Near Orange City, Iowa

Here is the main post for Akke de Jong Hoekstra, Ancestor #1/52 Akke immigrated to Orange City, Iowa in March of 1884. The records show that on April 10 she bought 80 acres of farmland near Orange City in Nassau … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #1of 52 – Akke Sijes de Jong Hoekstra (1827-1900)

Akke de Jong Hoekstra was my 2nd great grandmother; she emigrated from Berlikum, Menaldumadeel, Friesland, Netherlands to Orange City, Iowa in March of 1884. What is so amazing about this fact, to me, is that she was a widow, and 56 … Continue reading

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