My grandmother was a Posthumas- Esther Posthumas Beimers- she married Dow Beimers at the beginning of the 20th century (don't have the details at my fingertips), and together they had 9 children, 8 sons and one daughter. My father was Henry James Beimers, and he had two daughters (Barbara and Mary) and one son (James).I would appreciate more information about Esther's parentage, as she died when I was only two, I don't have a lot of information about her. It seems that my parents told me that she arrived here in America when she was a small girl, but I have no facts to back that up.
I realize that Esther was the sister to John and Richard Posthumas's grandfather, and acknowledge that we are cousins. In an interesting aside, recently there was a photo of Richard Posthumas's daughter in Grand Rapids Press, and I recognized her as a cousin before I could even read the small print as to who she was, she resembles our family so strongly!
I would appreciate learning more about our family, and greatly appreciate the work you are doing to assemble this! I would be able to get dates and information if you are interested in our particular family branch. Thanks, Mary