The following pages show the autobiographic stories of two emigrants from Ferwerderadeel to Michigan. At old age Hendrik (Henry) Poppes Kroes and Romke (Ralph) Sybrens Ondersma looked back on their life and times, both in Ferwerderadeel where they grew up as in America where they were trying to make a better living. Life wasn't all that easy:

Hendrik (Henry) Poppes Kroes
 Romke (Ralph) Sybrens Ondersma

Calvin College Archives, Michigan with special thanks to the staff of Heritage Hall.