Posted by Roman on April 29, 2001 at 06:06:08:
I'm Roman and i'm from Samoa in the South Pacific. My great grandfather was a China-man who travelled to the pacific during the early 1900s. He came to Samoa under a contract with Germany to work as a plantation overseer in Samoa. He was then married to a Samoan who is known to be my great grandmother. He passed away during the late 1950s, thats when i wasnt born.
Anyways my grandfather then told me about his father, he said that he was from Canton, and he had 7 brothers and were all dead when he left China, this is when he was living with his mother's of father's family (not too sure), and they were quite harsh in treating him so he heard of Samoa & the Germans with good income in plantation work.
So he left his homeland at a young age to be in the pacific to find fortune & a good life.
His full name was "HUNG LI LOK", so i'm trying to trace any ancestors of his in China. I am very interested & eager to find out because "FAMILIES ARE FOREVER".
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