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Ah Kuoi, Feung Kuoi, Fung - Samoa China

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Posted by Michelle ( on October 06, 2005 at 08:49:30:

We are researching into our family, and I am particularly interested in the life of my Great-Grandfather known as Feung Kuoi Kee (could be Fung Kuoi Kee).

He came from Guangdong, possibly Guangzhou we think between 1903-1908 to work the plantations on a 3 year contract. (Some research has stated 1908, but we are unsure.) The Germans allowed him to stay on as a Tailor and he settled with my Great-Grandmother in 1917 Mele Brown, he was able to marry her in 1920 during a brief period when Chinese-Samoan marriages were legal.

Ah Kuoi was singled out by the Administrator, Colonel Allen, and deported to China in 1929. In the interests of his family, they allowed him back after petitioning by his wife. He returned to Samoa in 1934 aged 50. (By this time Mele Brown had married another Chinese man).

I am interested in any clues that someone may have to his origins, we are not sure when he actually left China initially. We do know that he had children in China from his time there 1929-1934.

He also had a good friend Asui, Ah Sui? and am curious if they travelled to Samoa at the same time. I have little information on him.

I'd appreciate any help...

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