Posted by Frederick Arp (220.127.116.11) on July 23, 2009 at 05:20:46:
In Reply to: Information on chinese workers from Hong Kong to Samoa from 1850 to 1950 posted by Eveni Tafiti on September 26, 2000 at 01:54:50:
Hi Eveni. Mumu Arp of Alafua that you are talking about is my grandfather. His real name was Friderich Wilhelm Arp. He got the Mumu "Red" nick name because of how his skin used to turn red in the Samoan sun.
I have heard of the Ah Chew name when I was growing up there. Quite possible on of the more successful business still operating in Apia. My dad might be able to help you. He is in his mid seventies now. His name is Wilhelm Arp. He is better known as William Arp. He does not have email and is hard to contact by phone. However if you contact my sister Beverly she might be able to explain and hand him her phone on your behalf. Her Samoan local number is 7520836 You will have to work out the appropiate codes to go with that from where ever you are calling from.
Good luck. Frederick
I am looking for my grandfather. His name is Ah-Chew or maybe Ah Kew. He was brought to Samoa as a chinese laborer in the plantations in Samoa that was run and operate by the Germans. He worked in the farm in Alafua Upolu, Western Samoa which was run by a Mumu Arp. Ah-Chew was in Samoa sometime around 1920 to 1934.
: He took as his wife a woman name Fale Matofa Tavana and they haad a child born in July of 1930, which is my mother, Metuli Ah-Chew. My mother was about 3 or 4 years old when he dad was taken back to China. If anyone know of a list of Chinese workers that was in Samoa at the time period listed above or a list of chinese workers that was returned to Chine or Hong Kong in the 1933 or 1934 or around or about this time, please sent it my way. Or maybe a list of chinese worker that worked in Alafua for Mumu Arp. Appreciate your help! Thank you . Eveni Tafiti.
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