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Posted by: Linda Willey Date: June 10, 2000 at 10:35:17
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My 4th-great-grandfather was born in 1741 in a farm village called Benda, on Java. When he was 19 or 20, he set sail for Palambang, Sumatra with his uncle. He may have been an indentured servant to the uncle. The ship was overtaken by a storm and capsized, killing 6 of the 8 people on board. My ancestor (name unknown) and another man made it to an island on which they found no people or animals. The other man died after 2 months, but my ancestor survived another month, at which time he was rescued by a Danish man-of-war on its way to China. Three years later he ended up in Denmark, where he was christened Frederik Christian Bendahl.

Looking for anyone who might have a family story of a nephew and uncle who were lost at sea in 1760.

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