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Re: Fathers Roots (Blazer)

Edward Blazer (View posts)
Posted: 11 Mar 2002 10:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Ilana,
Thank you for the reply. Your English is very good. If you write me again, and you need to use some Dutch, I have a friend from Holland who would help.
I don't know if it means anything, but my father's father was Edward Blazer. His mother was a cousin and also had the last name of Blazer. Her first name was Helena. My father, Edward was the youngest in his family. I believe there were seven children. My father was born in 1895 in Middleburg where his father, Karl was the band conductor and violin teacher. When he was about 14 years old they moved to Rotterdam where my gradfather played in an orchestra.
I have only heard my dad mention four of his siblings. One brother was Henry who went to sea. He visited us once in America. My mother described him as tall (but she was only five feet two inches tall) with deep blue eyes and red hair. My father had auburn hair and light blue eyes. He was about five foot ten inches tall and had a heavy build. When he was young man he use to wrestle.
Dad also talked about a sister, Mary who married an Englishman and moved to a suburb of London. He visited her once after he went to sea. He did not have a good memory of that visit. He was still a boy and she was apparently very critical of his appearance and manners.
He also talked about another brother who was very demanding of him when they were at home. He went to become a doctor, but that's all I know of him.
Finally he talked of a sister who was the next to him in age. I don't recall her name having been spoken. I will check with my two sisters to see if they recall her name. She married and about a year after her wedding, she sailed with her husband to Indonesia, which my father called the Dutch East Indies. I know that after WWII, he tried to find her through the American Red Cross, but was unsuccessful. I believe that he was very fond of that sister who he said was a gentle woman.
My father said that his parents were Dutch Quakers (Reliogious Society of Friends). I don't believe they originated in Middleberg.
Perhaps we are related, perhaps not. I am getting old (seventy). Maybe I will yet get to Holland to try and search for my roots.
I note that your name is Danish. My oldest daughter married a Dane, Henrik Ottesen, but the marriage did not last.
Thank you for corresponding with me! Interestingly, your e-mail gave a great sense of warmth.

Know Peace,

Edward P. Blazer (Ed)
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Edward P. Blazer 20 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT 
isbe67 9 Mar 2002 4:38PM GMT 
Edward Blazer 12 Mar 2002 5:15AM GMT 
Jennifer Bishop 14 Oct 2003 8:11PM GMT 
Rian 18 Oct 2003 5:14PM GMT 
MartijnBlazer 17 Mar 2012 5:02PM GMT 
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