Welcome to the English version of the Stehouwer Family Tree.
When I put the Ouwens family data
on this website I received an email from Mrs. Leona DeBruijne from Grand Rapids
in the United States (Michigan).
My grandmothers maiden name was de Bruijne. In this direction I did not do much research, but I did know that an uncle called Mannus de Bruijne emigrated to the U.S.A.
To make a long story short: Donald DeBruijne, Leona's husband is a "third cousin" of mine. In the mean time I did meet Donald en Leona, when they visited Holland some time ago and on that occasion we visited several places in Zeeland and on the island of Goeree & Overflakkee (where I come from).
family tree there is also the name Stehouwer. On Leona's request I searched for
(and found) a book titled "Genalogie van het geslacht Stehouwer"
When I had seen the contents of the book I could not resist starting research on this family.
Lately I got a lot of help of Mrs. Nell van der Wekken, at this moment living in the USA.
Mr. Niek Ouwehand sent me a lot of information about the Ouwehand family which is also in this family tree.
Of course I could not resist putting the data I got up till now on the Internet. I hope more data will follow.
I wish you happy reading