Hello, to anyone that might related to the Buitenwerf familyand Kort, Nehof families. I am the sister of Janneke Anderson (Buitenwerf)and I am the daughter of Jake Buitenwerf who did have a prothesis of an eye. I am now 60 years old and have time to pursue my ancestry. I know we have family in Ontario somewheres and also family in the United States, through my grandfathers brother who immigrated to the U.S. in the beginning of the 20th century, around 1910. My name is Joanne Bonny Scholtens. I also married someone with Dutch backround and trying find his ancestry also. I would love to contact relatives near and far. I know that there are relatives in the U.S. because of my cousin my from my mother's side and they live in New York. We also have family in Pennsylvania who my parents met over 25 years ago and they came to see them on Salt Spring Island, B.C. Canada where they lived and it was very enjoyable. Please keep in touch for both me and my sister Janneke. I was supposed to be named Johanna after my grandmother on my mother's side, but because my mother spoke no English, the nurses put Joanne on my card instead and I always use Bonny as my name, which is what my father calls me and I have used ever since. Please keep in touch anyone who knows any information about our ancestors.
I know that I met your mother Aafke in Holland when I was 21 years old and she was not married yet. Ask your mum about the relatives from Canada who came to visit in 1972.