I'm wondering where you father is named after..? In our family the name Albert and Leendert is very common. My search only reached the year 1820, but in my family-line there are no folks who left for the states. Although there are some wild stories of cousins of my father who went to the west just after W.W.2. Soon the Civil Affairs will be open to the public and it will be easier to get information. I'm hoping to get more info by then.