Dutch in the Calumet Region

All are invited to attend the Lansing Historical Society’s April meeting on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave.  Author Ken Bult will discuss his book “Dutch in the Calumet Region,” which covers many suburban and Northwest Indiana communities including Roseland, South Holland, Lansing, Munster, and Highland.  Mr. Bult grew up in and still resides in the Calumet Region.  He has a degree in history from DePaul University and a masters degree from Governors State University.  Books will be available for purchase. For more information, call Barb Dust, 708-474-7497.Dutch in the Calumet

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2 Responses to Dutch in the Calumet Region

  1. Dolf van Weezel Errens says:

    A ‘distant’ relative in the family of my wife was Frank Bergsma (* Chicago 1891, from Dutch immigrants). He was laborer at Ellendale Dairy Fram in Lansing when registered for Military Service in WW1 in 1917 at the age of 26. He did not survive the was. Are there any historical sources to trace him in Lansing or his fate during WW1?

    • Barbara Dust says:

      We will begin to do some research on your distant relative Frank Bergsma. I do not have any records in the museum, but I do know several people who have done some extensive research on the Dutch settlers here in Lansing and the surrounding area. We are always happy to learn more about our area soldiers. We will be in touch. Thank you for your inquiry.

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