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Classification: Query
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Surnames: DeBruyn
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Re: DeBruyn,Harry

Posted: 1079301091000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1079312460000
Surnames: Debruyn
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

Re: DeBruyn,Harry

Posted: 1079323977000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1112244574000
My brother is Harry de Bruijn, who lives in the Netherlands.
I came to Canada by myself in 1956. As far as I know, I have no relatives by the de Bruyn name in Canada, besides my own children.

One branch of the the Bruijn family has come to the US in the 1880's. Maaike de Bruijn who was married to Klaas Kuiper. Their children have had prominent places in the Christian Reformed Church.
Also Maaike's brother was Rev J.A de Bruijn who served a few churches in Michigan nad New Jersey, and went \back to the Netherlands. My father has known this person, back in Holland.

In our family the de Bruin name was adopted in 1811, and it is spelled in different ways, de Bruin (1811) and later de Bruijn, here in Canada I spell it deBruyn.

In previous generations I have plenty de Bruijn's of who I know no further offspring.

The first de Bruijn is Harmen Anskes,
Husband: Harmen Anskes DE BRUIJN Schipper
Birth: 30 Aug 1777 Beneden Knijpe
Chr: 21 Sep 1777
Death: 9 Aug 1859 Nijehaske
Marriage: 27 Apr 1806 Nijehaske
Father: Anske HARMENS schippper (b bef 1740)
Mother: Trijntje Aijses AIJSES (b 1744)
Other spouse: Minke Thomas VAN DER LEY (m 30 Aug 1821)
Wife: Maaike Gooitzens VAN TERWISGA
Birth: 20 Jan 1780 Heereveen
Death: 9 Mar 1816 Nijehaske
Father: Gooitzen Feddes VAN TERWISGA pottenbakker (b 7 May 1747)
Mother: Jeltje Aukes DE HAAN (b 15 Oct 1757)

Re: DeBruyn,Harry

Posted: 1310167491000
Classification: Query
Surnames: de Bruin / de Bruijn / Debruyn
Dear Sir,
If you are still interested in the "Debruyn" genealogy, pls mail me direct to
I have here the roots of your family in The Netherlands. (The other reply with roots in Friesland, is NOT your family)
Your great-grandfather Jan de Bruin was born on 07-07-1847 in St.Louis MO. The arrived with ship Maasstroom in April 1847 in Baltimore. First stop was giving birth, final settled in Lake Prairie Township, Pella, Marion, IA.

My late wife was a de Bruijn, that's why I started a tree about this (hugh)family.

Hope to hear from you.
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