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Posted: 30 Dec 2012 8:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hensen
Hi, I have done some research before, but I have never been able to find Westmaas, Zuid Holland, Netherlands; does this place exist? My great grandfather (Pleun Bastian Hensen) immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1900s and on all of his paperwork he put Westmaas. Where is Westmaas??

Thank you for any and all help!

- CH

Re: Westmaas??

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 12:40AM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Hensen Meuzelaar
Westmaas was a gemeente (county) till 1984. Since then it is a village in the gemeente Binnenmaas,=. See for a description in dutch. The place is south of Rotterdam. The records are kept in the area-archve in Dordrecht. Records are also available at Familysearch. An entry to there is on The birth of Pleun Bastiaan Hensen is registered December 27, 1894 See the index on He is born on December
26, 1894 as the son of Pieter Hensen, age 46, labourer and Teuna Meuzelaar his wife. The birth record itself is on and also on the attachment


Re: Westmaas??

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 1:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hensen Meuzelaar Dorst
Our continuous census, named bevolkingsregister lists the family with 3 sons and a brother in law on

Re: Westmaas??

Posted: 5 Jan 2013 2:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm so exicited! Thank you SO much!!! Your help and research is Amazing and I greatly appreciate it!! :) This will nodoubt be incredibly helpful!!

Thank You!!!

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