Debra, Sorry, I'm just getting back to you - I've been out of the country.I really don't know a lot about my mom's side of the family, but I'll tell you what I know.First, from looking at all of the other messages it seems that there are a whole load of Andera's, Andary's, etc. in the Detroit area. As I said earlier, my mother's family spells their name Andry.I just got off the phone with Mom and her details are a little sketchy because it seems that the family was scattered all over the place.
In no particular order let me answer some of your questions. 1.Abdeen does not appear on any map.One of my cousins, JoAnn Andera (email@example.com) indicated to me the town's location on a map.My son passed through the town a couple of years ago when studying in Lebanon, but he didn't stop.He was driving with one of my second or third cousin Anderas and he pointed the town out to him.
2.My grandfather's name was Nehman Moses Andry (Andera)- died in 1941.He had a brother in Detroit name Antoun(Anthony)Moses Andera.There were three other brothers and a sister, but Mom only remembers the names of two of the brothers: Cecine (or Sasine) and Hanna (John).
3.My grandmother's name (Nehman's wife) was Afifa 'Alem.I know nothing about her family.
4.Some of Mom's cousins still reside in Detroit and I met them when I went to college in the are, but I haven't seen them in over thirty years.
That's about all I know.I hope I've been helpful and would like to continue this dialog with you. Please keep me informed and I'll continue to do some hunting.