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Subject: Re: DeBruyn,Harry
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2004
I have just started looking for other DeBruyn other than my own. I used to think that there were only a few with the name DeBruyn until my brother made trip to Holland when in the Service. He was then told that it was a very common name there. My father Johnny Thomas DeBruyn was born in Marengo,Iowa in 1925 and married Reva Maurcine Hand born Argyle, Iowa in 1921. My fathers father, John J. DeBruyn was born in Lynnville, Ia. in 1887?? His father, (my great-grandfather) was the first child born in the US of the group that had come to this country from Holland. They came through St Louis,Mo.
John J. DeBruyn married Sceola Edmundson,born in What Cheer, Ia.
I thought if I were to give as much info and names as I have I may even help some others find relatives other than DeBruyns
I hope this helps some and I hope to have it help me find more info on my family also.....Thanks