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Re: looking for Leeman europe to australia
Posted by: Edgar Leeman Date: February 07, 2001 at 03:30:07
In Reply to: looking for Leeman europe to australia by bourdet gilles of 343

I am Edgar Leeman from the Netherlands, descendent of the Swiss Othmar
Leeman (died in 1807) and I have recently investigated my ancestors.

There is a Dutch seaman, Abraham Leeman, who is very interesting. He is born around 1620, so probably not directly related to your ancestor.

I also do not think that Abraham Leeman is directly related to me, but I do
know of his existence.

He was Dutch. Abraham Leeman has discovered an Australian island, near the westcoast of Perth and there is a town named after him, Leeman.
I have to apologize that I do not have all information at hand, but I believe that he was sailing on the "Vergulde Draeck", a ship that wrecked near the coast of Australia. Abraham spent some time on this so-called Rotten Island, survived and sailed to Indonesia on a float.

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