Hello, Rob! You probably don't recall when I contacted you a few years ago about the Achterhof name. However, I came across your request for more info about the Achterhofs from the 1700's. My own research has followed Luitje Achterhof (my husband's great-grandfather)and his family back to 1700 (in Leens). Our family goes through the following couples: Hendrik Jakobs Achterhof and Greitje Hendriks Weits, Jakob Jans Achterhof and Andrieske Luitjens, Jan Jacobs Achterhof (b.4-7-48) and Hendrikje Thomas, Jacobs Jans Achterhof and Geertje Jans, and finally, Jan Achterhof (b.1700). Do you have common links with ours? For the most part, our family remained in Ulrum, although the earlier members lived in Leens. We will be visiting Groningen next September. I may be contacted at either email@example.com
. Hope to hear from you!Carole A.