2009-07-15

蒲魯士後代詩巫尋根Trace the root at Sibu

  Alex(亞歷山大-Alexander Manton)在詩巫找到外曾祖父蒲魯士的紀念園及相片,很是感動!
  蒲魯士(William Nesbit Brewster)於1890年到中國的興化宣教,建學堂醫院,設孤兒院戒煙所,翻譯興化話聖經等,1911年聽到福州人移民詩巫生活還過的不錯的消息,就親自去看一下。然後,在富雅各教士的協助下,安排在詩巫新珠山的另一邊給興化人去開墾園地。1912年兩批共141人的興化人在蒲魯士安排陳秉忠牧師帶領來到詩巫。
Alexander Mares-Manton came to Sibu at 13 July 2009 to trace the footsteps of his great grandfather, William Nesbit Brewster.
Brewster was a missionary for Hinhua, China and want to sought a place oversea for the hinhua ppl after he heard the foochow migrants enjoyed the good life in Sibu, Borneo.1911 He came to Sibu and asked a piece of land opposite sg Merah for Hinhua.1912 two batches of Hinhua migrants, all are Methodists move to Sibu.
Brewster's son Harold was a founder of Kapit Christ Hospital, upper Rajang River, Sarawak during 1956.
Pic shows Alex stand before his great grandfather memorial park - Sibu Hinhua memorial park.

前拍後拍,詩巫與這位宣教世家的後代有密切關係,後來1956年間,蒲魯士的兒子蒲天壽(Harold Brewster)在加帛創辦基督醫院(Kapit Christ Hospital)。這次時間匆忙,Alex表示8月間會與母親去一趟。

在下與他是在email上認識,Alex是在新加坡從事商業攝影工作,特別前來古晉參加雨林音樂節,然後取道詩巫;在下帶領去一些詩巫找其祖先相關的地方與訪問一些人,第二天叫詩巫興化頭林宗建來請吃興化米粉,再加兩粒太平蛋。
Alex taste the Hinhua Meehoon with Ling Chung Kiang, the chairman of Sibu Hinhua association.
He describe the Hinhua taste excellent!

(興化)Hin Hua, Henghua, Hinhwa, Xinhwa
Reference articles from Sarawakianaii:
Hinhua and Rev Brewster
The Hinhua early settlement days
Christ Hospital related with Brewster's family

4 条评论:

Toh Chee Leong's Collections 说...

Hing Hua Bee Hung is good for every body.

天鵝江畔 说...

yes, i always invite the guests to enjoy Hing Hua Bee hung. Next time you come to my office let's enjoy also, why not?

Sarawakiana@2 说...

Hi..I must get the recipe and at the same time taste the Hing Hua Mee Hoon next time I come to Sibu...
Thanks for putting my blog as your source!Hope the family will have a good time in Kapit and Sibu soon.

天鵝江畔 说...

Alex 給的家譜資料大概如下:
1 generation(第一代)
William Nesbit Brewster(Wife:Elizsabeth Brewster)
2 generation(第二代)
Harold Brewster(founder of Kapit Christ Hospital),
Karis Brewster(Husband Manton)......
3 generation(第三代)
Betty Brewster(Parent:Harold + ......)
Thomas Brewster Manton(Parent:Karis + Manton)......
4 generation(第四代)
Alexander Manton (father: Thomas)
5 geneartion(第五代)
Jordan Alex...