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Jabaay/Jabaaij

Posted: 18 Oct 2000 11:11AM GMT
Edited: 15 Sep 2002 11:59AM GMT
Dear Ank,

It was really good to hear from you. For a long time I have wanted to communicate with some of my family in the Netherlands.

My family emigrated from a town in South Holland by the name of Strijen. I am told that there are no Jabaays left in Strijen, but that there are some listed in the S'Gravensdeel telephone book.

My great-grandfather Peter came the the United States in 1854 when he moved to Roseland, which was just south of Chicago, Illinois. Then in 1855 his father Dingaman and his 2 brothers, Leendert, and Arie, homesteaded in Munster, Indiana; where they built a small home and they raised vegetables.

I was raised in Munster, Indiana. My father told me that the town got its name from Munster, who was the town's first postmaster.

There is a lot more about the Jabaay family that I could tell you if you wanted to know more. I would also like to know more about the Jabaays in the Netherlands. I don't know what the name Jabaay means. I am told that the Jabaays were Hugenots who came from France. I have heard that story from other Jabaays that I have met.

I hope to hear from you again.

Don Jabaay
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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