You have every right to your own opinion, but let's not forget, we're only dealing in opinions. However, did you go further to Donna's site and compare the signatures? I believe they are clearly the same man, and later in life (when signing his will) his handwriting was shaky. I will even venture that his name was not Pieter, but PETER (from the original signature). The latter signature may appear to read "Pieter" due to the shakiness of age and possibly illness.
The fact is, we may never know for sure. After reviewing Donna's research as well as my own, I stand by my theory that ggggg-grandfather "Peter Kuwit" (with dots over the "u") was German. On the other hand, if anyone has any actual EVIDENCE to the contrary, I will welcome it with an open mind! I once found a possible Dutch line of ancestry but was unable to match our Peter in it conclusively. In light of Donna's discovery of the first signature, I dropped it. I, personally, have never seen "Kieviet" in the signature on the will, but previously conceded that other researchers concurred and I joined the bandwagon.
All any of us really want is the truth. I, especially, inasmuch as I was born a Kivett and proudly bear the name today!
|Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Jobs | PRIVACY | Affiliate|
|© 2007 The Generations Network|