I am descended from Hendrikus Bernardus Arends, Uithuizen, Groningen.He was married to Geziena Joan Bos.I believe he died around 1878.
He had at least five sons who settled in the USA: Will, Ben, John, Nick, and Jacob (my grandfather).My grandfather was born on March 26, 1871.Jacob settled in Chicago, Illinois and was a baker.Two of his brothers were cobblers.One wasan engraver.
Around twenty years ago, I was in Mankato, Minnesota on business.I noticed a lot of Arends in the telephone book.After my parents died, I got some boxes containing myfather's siblings records.My Aunt Elizabeth Arends (Alton) had a map of Mankato (from the forties?).Perhaps one of my grandfather's brothers settled there.
The Dutch naming traditions are apparent.My father, Edward's siblings were: Henry, John, Joseph, Bernard, and Elizabeth.