Hi, I think we might be on the same track. My maiden name is Schippers, My father is Hendrik Jan Schippers (b. 1950) and his father was Gerrit Schippers (d. 1968). They immigrated here to Winnipeg, Canada from Holland in 1952. My grandfather had several brothers from what I believe to have been a rural family. I am waiting for the information on their full names... perhaps there is no link, but it sounds likely as I have been told that my father was named after his grandfather. I will post again when I get more information.