I am also connected to the Penn family from Samoa. I have started researching my family history and this is all the information I know: My grandmother is Mary Penn, born to John Herbert Penn and Mele (last name unknown) in Upolu or Savaii in the early 1900s. John Herbert Penn was born in 1859 in Shenstone, Straffordshire, England and moved with his family to New Zealand in 1881. John Herbert Penn moved to Samoa in 1888 from New Zealand. My grandmother had 2 brothers, Arthur Penn and Charles Penn. Their father, John Herbert Penn, remarried to a Jane Coe in 1908 or 1909 and they had 3 children, Geoffrey, Effie and Lucy. My grandmother, Mary Penn, married Roy William Akers (U.S. Navy) in Pago Pago, American Samoa and they had 3 boys - Herbert Joseph Akers (my father), Norman Akers and Lionel Akers. My father, Herbert Joseph Akers, married Julia Bertha Hunt (born in Lotofaga, Upolu) in Auckland New Zealand and had 6 children - Ingrid, Eugene, Marjorie (me), Herbert Jr., Roy and Paul, born and raised in Tokora, New Zealand. My parents moved our family to California in 1970. My mother, Julia Bertha Hunt Akers, passed away in 1999 at Sacramento, California. Please contact me at email@example.com
if you think William or Henry Penn are related to my great-grandfather/grandmother's family. Thank you.
Marjorie Akers McGill