Herman Op den Graeff: 1585 – 1642

November 26, 1585 – December 27, 1642 The Op den Graeff family – a name that in historical records can be seen as being spelled Opdegraf, Updegrave, Updegrove – is an old Dutch Mennonite family from Cleve and Crefeld. Herman Op den Graeff was born on November 26, 1585 in Aldekerk, Kleve, Nordhein-Westfalen, Germany. In…
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Shopping For Clothes

I was out shopping for clothes today – a task I am not really inclined to do unless absolutely necessary. Once I find something I like I usually purchase two or three copies of it, just because finding stuff I like is so difficult. While Grandma Kradel’s taste in clothes tended to be light blue…
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