My Great Grandfather, Laas "Lawrence" Broersma was born the day after his son was born, at least on the calendar. He was born 111 years ago, on 4 February 1901 in Piaam, in the Netherlands. His son Lloyd was born yesterday, as you can see in the previous blog entry.
Laas was the immigrant ancestor for me on the Broersma side. This picture was taken most likely before he left the Netherlands to come to the United States.