EDEMA, Engelinus

20 April 1925 – 30 April 2003

Origin Friesland, Dokkum, Holland
First settled in Perth, WA
Original Occupation Carpenter
Occupation in Australia Carpenter


Arrival Year 1950


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Engelinus left Friesland, Holland to start a new life in Australia. Being a Carpenter, he was looking for a warmer climate. He left behind a mother, sister & brothers, but he remained the only one to seek a new life although he returned at times to visit his family.


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Visitor Submitted Comments

  • My maiden name is Turid EDEMA and I was born in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). I am in Amsterdam at the moment and curious as to my ancestors that I think came from Friesland. This would have been in the 1600's (I think).

    Fri 19 Jun 2015

  • My name is Klaas, a name I took from my father, who was one of Engelinus' two brothers, the other one being Simon.

    The Edema family originates from the north/eastern part of the Dutch province of Friesland.

    Mon 10 Aug 2015

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