Letter # 3 - Jan and Jaantje Rubingh have now settled on their farm near what was then called Fremont Center (today called Reeman), west of Fremont, Michigan. Janís sister Heigiena never married, I believe, and her few letters are usually very brief and she shares very little about herself in contrast to her mother and two sisters.


Dear Brother and Sister,

Now that I have opportunity to write you a little, I really have no news, so I want you to know that I am still healthy and wish you much blessing in your marriage and hope that you may live with one another for many years in good health. I wish that we may see one another sometime. I have been to our Dominee to give him your address. He said that on a subsequent occasion he would like to write you, but he could not do it right now.

Receive the friendly greetings from Dominee and Juffrouw as well as Grandfather and Grandmother and other friends. Also now hearty greetings from me, your loving sister,

H. (Heigiena) Rubingh