Email from Ite:
Dear mister Ed Teune,
My parents told me about the internet site about the teune family I belong to. I was very suprised about the great pictures and the story's.
But at the same time I am not sure that I belong to the same family.
My name is Ite GoitzeTeune, named exactly after my grand dad. I live in the Netherlands, working as an officer in the royal netherlands air force. The air force braught me to the U.S. in the first 4 months of this year. A pitty that I didn't know about the web site at that time, cause I would really have liked to talk and may be meet relatives in th U.S..
I can tell more about myself in future messages, first I like to know if the Teune family in the netherlands is related to your family.
take care, Ite Teune
I am almost certain you are related, there are many Ite's in my family, even my grandfather was named Ite.
My family came from the Netherlands, my greatgrandfather Johannes (born 1857) was the son of Daniel Pieters Teune.
One of Daniel Pieters Teune's other sons was Ite (born 1852) who I believe was your ancestor.
One of Ite's sons was Daniel who had a son Ite Goitze Teune.
I have attached two photos. The first is of Daniel and the second is of Ite Goitze and his family.
Maybe you could tell me everyone in the Ite Goitze photo?
So if this is your family we are not too distant of cousins.
But to be sure, please tell me your parents names and approximate dates of birth and I can probably check.
You can also check Herma Teune's site at: http://www.geocities.com/hteune/
I am also disspointed that you could not visit, but we are planning a family reunion next summer at my house, so you are most welcome.