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Jabaaij/Jabaay

Posted: 15 Oct 2000 4:58AM GMT
Edited: 9 Mar 2006 9:57AM GMT
Hallo there,
I am Dutch living in the Netherlands. I am trying to trace our relatives who migrated to the USA. It is known that a Jabaay and his cousin Monster settled in Munster Indiana. The town is calles after that family Monster, which was changed for obvious reasons into Munster. I would like very much to hear from anyone with the name Jabaaij/Jabaay. Maybe I can be of some help in your search for your ancestors. Our family goes back tot 1550 and lived in an area called "The Hoeksche Waard" in Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands.
I am waiting anxiously to hear from any Jabaay.

JaBaays - Munster, Indiana, USA

Turner Farmer (View posts)
Posted: 17 Oct 2000 9:38AM GMT
Hello Ank,
I live on the Indiana/Illinois border in a town called Lansing,Illinois, which borders a the town the town of Munster, Indiana. My wife is a JaBaay and her grandfather (Leonard JaBaay) was from Munster. I believe his father's name was also Leonard. I posted the first message on this website and since then there have been a couple of others that have either answered me or have posted messages. I was looking for info on my wife's family, but I don't have much information to build on. The other two people that have posted messages are JaBaays and they might have more info than I do. In the town of Munster there is a town hall building that is no longer used as a town hall that has a cornerstone that has a number of the names of JaBaays carved into the stone. These were town officials at the time the town hall was built. I don't remember the date, but I believe it was in the early 1800s. I thought the name Munster came from one of the early settlers of the town. I also thought the name was German. There were a lot of Germans and Hollanders that originally settled this area and a lot of them married each other. I supose this was common because the languages are similar. My wife's grandmother was a Patz who married Leonard JaBaay. There are a lot of Jabaays still in this area. Some of them don't claim to related, but I believe they all are related. You might try replying to Donald L. JaBaay and asking him for infomation as he answered my message and he seems to have some info on the family. I intend to get back to him as soon as I have more info to build on. I hope you are sucessful in finding more info as I would really like to make a connection between my wifes family and others as well as to the Netherlands. If you want to contact me directly my email address is: tfarmer341@aol.com
Have a nice day. Bye, Turner Farmer

JABAAY/JABAAIJ

Posted: 17 Oct 2000 2:43PM GMT
Edited: 9 Mar 2006 9:57AM GMT
Dear Turner,
Thanks very much for your quick reply. I was very pleased to hear from you and I will certainly contact Don. I will try to find out some more about the Dutch who migrated to the USA. You will hear from me again.
Bye. Say hello to your wife.
Ank

Jabaay Family in America

Nancy Broertjes (View posts)
Posted: 12 Dec 2000 4:13PM GMT
Dear Turner Farmer,
Please contact me I live in Gary, Indiana and have been in contact with a number of the relatives here. Leonard Jabaay is in my Sunday school class and gave me a letter he got from the old country. It sounds, too, like Ank has a lot of information.

Re: Jabaaij/Jabaay

Posted: 6 Feb 2006 11:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jabaay/Jansen
Ank, the Jabaay name was just discovered by a cousin who's researching one of the lines. Mary (Maritje) Jabaay was born in Munster, IN in 1862 and married Gerrit William Jansen in 1878. Do you have any information about this Mary Jabaay?

Re: Jabaaij/Jabaay

Posted: 7 Feb 2006 9:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Mar 2006 9:57AM GMT
Dear Robin,
I am afraid I cannot help you. I do have a lot of data of the Jabaayen before migration to the USA, however very little on the Jabaayen after migration.
Sorry
Ank

Re: Jabaaij/Jabaay

Posted: 7 Feb 2006 12:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jun 2006 11:11PM GMT
Surnames: Jabaaij/Jabaay
Ank: Thanks for the reply. My cousin has since found Mary's father, Arie Jabaaij born 12-08-1818. Arie had 2 brothers - Peter and John. . Their father's name was Dingaman Jabaay. Dingaman immigrated from Styin, Holland and settled in Munster in 1855 . Can you provide the ancestral history for Arie, Peter & John?

Thanks! Robin Sjoerdsma

Re: Jabaaij/Jabaay

Posted: 8 Feb 2006 3:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Mar 2006 9:57AM GMT
Yes I can. Send me your emailadress and I will provide a lot of data.
Ank

Re: Jabaaij/Jabaay

Posted: 8 Feb 2006 5:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jun 2006 11:11PM GMT
Surnames: Jabaay/Jabaaij
Ank: My email address is rsjoer@comcast.net.

Thanks!

Robin Sjoerdsma

Re: Jabaaij/Jabaay

Posted: 25 Aug 2010 11:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jabaay, Wiers, Oppenhuis, Monsma, DeVries, Kikkert
My Great Grandfather, Peter Wiers married Marie (Mary) Jabaay. They to lived in Munster, Indiana. I have lots of info. about the Wiers family, but cannot find out who Maries' parents were. I'd appreciate any info.

Janell Oppenhuis Moser
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