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Subject: Re: VANDERLEY, van der LEIJMy
Author: leyg1
Date: Monday, January 21, 2008
Classification: Query
Surnames: van der ley

I have bean looking for a family member that immigrated to the USA from Holland,When I found your massage I could not beleave my eyes as it all fits with the dates and names that I have, his name in dutch was Ruelof van der Leij (Ley)and he was born in Groningen,the Netherlands on the 16 September 1884 he was the seventh child to Egge Johan van der Leij and Harmina De Vries he married in the USA we think and had a daughter called Petronell.After my aunty passed away in Holland all here photos were sent to our family in Australia which contained photos of Ruelof, Patronell,and her two daughters just after they were born (she kept in touch with Ruelof until he passed away) , I will find them again and if you reply will send a coppey to you
hope to hear from you soon
PS. my grandfather Christiaan and Ruelof were brothers
chris van der Ley