People, Place, and Time

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Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Dutch names in Dörrebach

One of the unexpected discoveries about the Berlandis, when I found the parish records in Dörrebach, was that they appear to be from the Netherlands – Dutch! In the parish … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Finding Christopher Rosche’s family

As I mentioned in the last post, the Berlandi family left no record in their new country that I have been able to find. Sometimes you get lucky – one … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · 5 Comments

The Berlandis of Milwaukee

On 24 July 1843, Bernhardt and Anna (Rosche) Berlandi and their infant son Philip landed in New York after spending several weeks on board the Frederick from Antwerp.  They made … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Maine to Alberta: Martin Van Buren Holloway

Due to a research project I was recently involved in, I’ve been learning a lot about the first European men to come to southern Alberta and their histories.  One of … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · 5 Comments