Dear Gordon Bruins,
My name is Mary Santjer. I just started looking at relative information and dicovered your message of 5 May 2001. Lefferdus Santjer and Hilke Bruins Santjer are my husband's great-grandparents. His grandparent is Fred Santjer, born 19 February 1874, his father is William Santjer, born 25 February 1917, my husband is Merlin Santjer, born 15 September 1952. We have a daughter and son, and it is for them and us that I am beginning my family research. It is interesting to me because I married into a Dutch family, but my ancestroy is also Dutch. Any additional information you have would be most helpful as I begin my research. My ancestory includes VanZomeren, VanDyke, Heemeyer, Reints, and the Berends name, the same maiden name you have listed with Hilke Berends Bruins Santjer. Thank you and anyone else for any information available.