Immigrant letters

Emigrants, once arrived in the country of their destination, often kept up a correspondence with family and friends that stayed behind. One of these correspondences is part of the archive of the Hoogland family, which is deposited in Tresoar in Leeuwarden NL. These are letters from 1898 - 1940 from emigrants in America to Sjouke Johannes Hoogland, a well-to-do, Mennonite farmer in Sint Annaparochie NL.

The original letters are digitalized and may be viewed on this website. All those texts are translated into American-English. Those translations are made by Nel Serier-Prins in Emmen NL, assisted by Neal Buteyn from Oostburg WI USA.

Nothing of these translations can be published without previous permission from Nel or Neal Buteyn.

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