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My great-grandfather was Jose Rodrigues. His Wife was Luzia Augusta Freitas. I think that ythey were born in Funchal, Madeira. They had 5 children that I am aware of. Joseph, who I think emigrated to S. Africa. Joseph had a son,Virgil and then a set of twins. I do not know any more about the S. African branch; Sarah or Virginia, I have conflicting information; Gertrude, who was born Nov 6, 1880 in Funchal, Madeira; Luiz Gonzaga (my grandfather), born June 21, 1882; Manuel D., born in 1888.
Gertrude, emigrated to the US and lived in a convent in Providence, Luiz & Manuel emigrated to the US and settled in the Boston area. I have no information on Sarah/Virginia.
If this is a connection, or if anyone sees any relationship, please contact me.