Yes, Juan Bernhardt, the baseball player from San Pedro
de Macoris is my cousin. He comes from a large family.
I met him in April, 1977, when he was on the team of the
Seattle Mariners and played against the New York Yankees
at Yankee Stadium in New York. At that time I also met his brother, Christian Bernhardt, who was living in New York
with his wife and son.
I would love to be able to contact them again.
Juan Bernhardt's father's family were from St. Croix. My
Grandfather, William Branch Bernhardt, born in St. Croix,
would be youngest brother to Juan's father's people.
In San Pedro de Macoris my Grandfather met his future wife, Lucinda Lucille Violenus, who had been born in St. Maarten, the Dutch Antilles.When she left to go to New York, he followed her there and they married and had 3 children: Ralph Donald Bernhardt, William Gaspard Bernhardt, and Edith Sigrid Bernhardt, my Mom, who married Lloyd Astor Burkett.
Any info about my family would be greatly appreciated.