Hi to both of you --- I am a Breuklander and live in Indianola, Ia...my great great grandfather was Cornelius Breuklander also....I know very little about this family but am just bowled over to find the name listed at all. I've been told that Cornelius and Catherine came to Pella in 1849 directly from Holland and they had 12 children. I have no idea if this is accurate or not. Indianola is about 30 miles from Pella. My great grandfather was Hi Breuklander - I believe it was Hiram. (married a Marie De Boer, I'm not sure how many children they had) and my grandfather was Harry Breuklander who grew up in Indianola and moved to Long Beach, CA in 1958. My father is Gerald (Jack) Breuklander. He resides in CA. I have 1 aunt and 1 uncle still living. The aunt, Betty (Breuklander) Hull, lives in Indianola and the uncle, Sam Breuklander, lives in Long Beach, CA.. My grandparents - Harry & Dora (Cheshire) Breuklander had 6 children who all grew up in the Indianola area.
As a young child I remember going to a few Breuklander reunions but have no recollection of who the Breuklanders were that were there or who organized the reunions.
I hope to hear from you and would gladly offer an assistance that I can.
Jacci (Breuklander) Runyanjmr817@aol.com
I know of Breuklander families that live in the Knoxville and Oskaloosa areas that I'm certain are relatives but I don't know how.