Hit this site by accident, however, I'm amazed that there is a John Arends with a wife Lillian. that's my mother and father's name. I am John Arends number 4 as I can figure. My Grandfather came here from Holland early 1900. My son is John Arends number 5. I have never looked back, however, maybe our roots are connected. I could put you in touch with my father, he's 84 years old and living in Chatham, NJ.