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Subject: Re: Faas' in Kalamazoo
Author: Greatyato
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2004
Classification: Query

My paternal grandfather, Daniel Faas, emigrated here in 1901 from Breskins, Zeeland. Married Mary Wissie from the same region. I don't believe we had anyone of our immediate family move to Kalamazoo. They, instead, settled in Wayne county, New York. My grandfather, however, was illegitimate and we are not sure if he was adopted by a Faas who married his mother, or he took on his biological father's name. Given this, plus the fact that the region and these villages are very small, the likelihood is that we are related. I've been there and there is a pretty small genetic pool.

Linda Faas Malmendier