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Jabaaij and or Jabaay

Posted: 31 Oct 2000 3:15AM GMT
Edited: 9 Mar 2006 2:57AM GMT
Dear Don,
Thank you for your response. I was glad to hear from you. Sorry for not answering earlier, my computer was out of order. The Jabaaijen have lived in the Netherlands for more than four centuries. They were mostly farmers and lived in the Hoeksche Waard, in the province Zuid (South) Holland. There are no more Jabaaijen living in Strijen, but there are still about 20 families left. Some live in Puttershoek, Ridderkerk, 's-Gravendeel and Dordrecht. My father told me that the family came from France and that they were Hugenotes. When my father was young, the farm in Maasdam burned downd and with it the familytree. I traced our roots back to 1550. The name Jabaaij is sometimes spelled Jabaij, Jabaay, or Labay. Some say it was originally "de la Baye", Baye being a village somewhere in France. So far I have not found any proof, but I keep looking. In my files I have a Pieter Jabaaij, born in Strijen on January 6, 1827, son of Dingeman Jabaaij and Maaike Steenbergen. Dingeman and Maaike produced 16 children, of whom 6 died at a very young age. Pieter did have a brother Leendert, born in Strijen november 16, 1819 and another brother Arie, born in Strijen october 10, 1818, who married Sara Dekker. In the Chicago Tribune of July 13, 1988 there was an article published about the Dutch settlers, who shaped Munsterm with a photo of a Martin and Gertrude Jabaay. Munster Indiana has a village profile on the internet, in which Jabaay is mentioned. I hope to hear from you again. Greetings from Holland. Ank Jabaaij
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
djabaay1 18 Oct 2000 5:11PM GMT 
jawad_jabaaij 31 Oct 2000 10:15AM GMT 
djabaay1 20 Nov 2000 12:54PM GMT 
jawad_jabaaij 21 Nov 2000 4:57AM GMT 
djabaay1 23 Nov 2000 1:19PM GMT 
jawad_jabaaij 23 Nov 2000 2:32PM GMT 
LDAlfont 8 Jul 2001 2:38AM GMT 
Diane Alfont 8 Dec 2001 5:18PM GMT 
Diane Glaze Alfont 2 Jan 2002 11:11PM GMT 
djabaay1 23 Feb 2002 2:22PM GMT 
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