History of the Jager~ Doornbos & Straw~Fisher Families
“Things are not always as they seem and seldom what you expect. The truth can be greater than imagined.”
~ Susan Jager Straw
History is continually being rewritten as new documentation of the Ancestors are found in archives. Some details, though, will be lost forever and may only be filled in with our imaginations… or maybe, by the memories that are stored within our own DNA. Maybe, if we learned how to unlock those memories, we would be able to hear…
The Voices of the Past.
This is a work in progress. Information will be continually added as it is discovered. If you are a member of the Jager, Doornbos, Straw, or Fisher families and have information, stories, or photos that you would like to share, please contact me. I will be happy to add them.
“Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” – George Eliot
Much gratitude to Roger Straw and Donald Jager for their invaluable research contributions to this website and to Petra Roetman for Dutch to English translations. Also, to Terry Start, Volunteer at West Michigan Genealogy Society.
“When I die
I don’t want to rest in peace
I want to dance in joy
I want to dance in the graveyards, the graveyards
And while I’m alive
I don’t want to be alone
Mourning the ones who came before
I want to dance with them some more
Let’s dance in the graveyards”
Official YouTube Music Video
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