Re: Miami City Directory 1940's? Birth Records? Van Cleef
Yes, I agree. I cannot be certain of the true relationship between these people, except I do believe they lived in the same house in 1940. I just was given a letter that Edward wrote his wife-to-be in April 1944 saying in essence that if they could not sit on the beach or in a park (due to a curfew put into place on servicemen, of which he was then one) that they may have to sit in Ann's car. Was 'Ann' = 'Ana'? Was she a friend of the wife-to-be?
Thank you, I do have the arrival information on Tjamkje (Joan)Terpstra and her, then husband, Eduard Siegfried (Edward, Eddy) Van Cleef. I appreciate the time to took to look those up for me.
I am curious about the 1945 FL census, I will have to look on Ancestry.com for it. I know Edward, except for being in the Navy during WWII, did remain in West Miami until after 1948. Included in the information that contained the letters was a small article where Edward was running for some local political office and it said he had graduated from U. of Miami with a degree in Education, had served 2 years (at some point... not necessarily after he graduated) and was presently teaching at Shenandoah Jr. High.
At some point, after marrying Gertrude Evans (probably in Miami area) they ended up living in Tift County, Georgia where her family lived. I am just trying to connect the dots and put some dates with the general knowledge.
Thanks again, Carol