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I was born Lorrie Mell. My grandfather, Albert Mell, was born in Amsterdam. My great-grandfather, Phillipus Cornelius Mell, was born in Amsterdam but then lived in Rotterdam. He was supposedly married 5 times. My great-grandmother, possible name Johanna Marie VanPelt, supposedly died in the childbirth of my grandfather, Albert.
Other great-aunts and uncles that emigrated to the US in the 1920s are: Dorothy Mell, Jacoba Mell, Pieternella Mell, Johannes Mell, Alida Mell. There are other siblings as well but I'm not clear on their names. I would love to find someone in Holland who may be connected to this branch of the family. My grandfather owned property and possibly apartments in Rotterdam. He supposedly died of starvation during WWII during the Nazi blockade of Rotterdam (if there was such a thing -- I need to research that). I look forward to finding a family connection.