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Luke Broersma
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The Village of Dedgum - Still Small
In the small village of Dedgum, there lived some Broersmas. Dedgum is a small village today, but it has always been small. The first references to Dedgum (aka  Deddingaheem)  a re from around the year 855. Yes, that's right, 855 (I didn't forget to put a 1 ...
The Village of Dedgum - Still Small
The Village of Dedgum - Still Small
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God's Surprises - by Delmar Broersma
Delmar Broersma, son of This Broersma and Gertrude (Wichers), just published a book of his memories and how God has been a part of his life. He also talks about his heritage and how God has been a part of that as well. He includes some nice pictures and sto...
God's Surprises - by Delmar Broersma
God's Surprises - by Delmar Broersma
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Wordless Wednesday - Hessel Wichers With His Skunk Hides
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Thys Broersma Family Portrait
Thys Broersma was the first Broersma in the family to leave the Netherlands and come to the USA. He settled down, found a wife Gertrude Wichers, and lived the rest of his life in the USA. I recently was able to see a copy of this portrait for the first time...
Thys Broersma Family Portrait
Thys Broersma Family Portrait
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Tombstone Tuesday - The Broersma Brothers
Recently, I've been trying to find out more about the Broersma brothers that left the Netherlands and ended up in Canada: Jack and Peter. They were brothers of Thys and Lawrence Broersma. Both Jack and Peter ended up in Ontario near Toronto, with their wive...
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Such A Nerd...
Well, I think I might officially be a genealogy nerd, if I wasn't already. I was searching some newspapers for anything I could find on the Broersmas. Yeah, that's kinda nerdy, but I wasn't searching newspapers in the US, I was searching Netherlands newspap...
Such A Nerd...
Such A Nerd...
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Fire Destroys Carnes Store, Jan 1916
While doing some searching on Newspapers.com I came across a story that I hadn't heard about. Found on Newspapers.com This store that was in Carnes, Iowa, was owned by my great great grandpa Jacob S Adema (1875-1945).  I found it interesting because I knew ...
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New Year's Eve Love
I'm sure this isn't where their story began, but it feels like this is about the time that my wife's great grandparents, Raymond C. Wisner and Beatrice Hawver, started to get serious. In 1918, Ray was 18 years old and Bea was 17. Ray and his parents moved t...
New Year's Eve Love
New Year's Eve Love
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