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TON family from Zeeland, the Netherlands to Ohio and Michigan

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Re: TON family from Zeeland, the Netherlands to Ohio and Michigan

Posted: 1227419783000
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I'm not clear on the province of origin for Gerrit Eeningenburg and Jannetje Ton, but according to my information they arrived in America on June 8, 1849. For some reason I think I heard they came from Zeeland. I know the Hoekstra family came from Frisland as did almost everyone with names ending in "stra" or "sma". I will try to get more info. Two of my father's sisters and one brother are still alive and my uncle's second wife did considerable research into Gerben Hoekstra's ancestory; although that may not be of much help since the Ton connection is thru my grandmother's side of the family. I'll make some inquiries and get back to you. I also misspoke when I referred to us being the Illinois Tons. The Ton family to whom I'm related were in southern Michigan. Our Hoekstra ancestors were in the Chicago and southwestern Michigan areas. Both sides of the family were also connected to the Tanis family if you're familiar with that name. When I was a child we went every summer to Chicago for the Ton family reunion. There was a Life Magazine spread done on one of the reunions back in the forties and it included a letter from Queen Juliana. My Aunt Ethel Peters (of Niles, Michigan) still has a copy of the magazine. I wish I had paid more attention to all of this when I was a young man. At this point there are so few family members living who care about these things.
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