Frank; Yes, I am Mr. Jimmie Dale Macrander. (1934). I would be happy to help you learn more about your your family tree. Much of my information about some of the families in the Netherlands was received from some of your close Macrander relatives in your country who had given it to Max S. Macrander, of Chicago, Illinois. I also gave him information about the MACRANDER families in the U.S.A as well as some 1560 era history from archival records in the Stadt Archive Marburg,Hessen; and from micro-film records from the Evangelisch (Lutheran) church records in the city archives of Wetzlar am Lahn in Hessen, Deutschland, which were filmed about twenty years ago by researchers from the Mormon Church Family History Centers and later placed in their lending Libraries. Max S. Macrander sent many of my notes to his brothers, sister and cousins such as Mea of Rotterdam. I do not have any information about Mea or know how she is related to me. Max S. Macrander in turn provided me. Much of the information much information about MACRANDER family research being done in The Netherlands the past several years was done by Gerard Macrander of Arnhem, NL. His brother Joop and sisters Lies and Thea may also have some of this information. Six of their older brothers and sisters were killed by bombs at Loenen, NL in October 12, 1944. Perhaps you know of that family from that story. There is also a cousin Stephan Macrander living in Bucholt, Deutschland who had corresponded with Gerard.
The weapon for the family MICRANDER is for an entirely separate family which earned their honors from the Kaiser of Prussia in 1688 for military service. MICRANDER is a translation of Kleinmann. MACRANDER is a translation of Langemann. Kleinmann and Langemann were both students at Wittenberg University and may have changed their names at about the same time. This was a common practice of students of the humanisim movement of those times at the universities.
I have not yet located a weapon image for the family MACRANDER. They were in service to the Counts von Waldeck-Eisenberg and von Waldeck-Wildungen about 1599. There may be weapon insignia from the craft guilds that the Macrander families in Holland may have had for their occupations.
Please tell me more about Mea Macrander. What is her full first name and her parent's names. I may be able to find her in my notes. I found your father's name in my notes, but did not have anything about your mother. Thank you for helping add to the family history.
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