My mother gave me a fascinating book, published in 1947, called Americans from Holland by Arnold Mulder. Mulder’s perspective is of a writer who has just witnessed the world going through WWII, and while this book reads as a definitive history secondary source, it is shaped by the time period in which it was written. That […]Why Did My Ancestors Immigrate to the United States in the Mid-1800s? — The Family Kalamazoo.
My mother’s patrilineal line migrated many years ago to this country. I don’t know why. Based on the above, I am guessing it was religious freedom as they settled in the Netherlands and were likely persecuted for their faith as they weren’t not members of a main religion in the country.