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I am one of the great grandsons of Indonesia's Sugar Barons, Major Oei Tiong Ham (1866-1924). My given Chinese name would be Oei Shun Yoo. I am currently filling out everything I can find out about what happened to the Family business, Kian Gwan, and the descendents of Oei Tiong Ham. He had 26 children by 8 wives, 13 boys & 13 girls. My grandfather Oei Tjong Hauw, was the oldest of 4 boys from Wife #3, Ong Mie Hoa Nio.
The Oei's came from the south of China in the Tong An district of Fukien province. The name itself is a Hok Kien/Fukien version of the more familiar Cantonese WONG. The first Oei I have detailed information for is Oei Tjie Sein (1835-1900) who came to Indonesia from China to start a trading company known as Kian Gwan.

My Father was born an Oei, but changed his last name to the Mandarin form of Huang before coming to the US. I also have quite a few things in Indonesian that need translating. If you'd like, please feel free to email me if you have any information or are related! You may call me S.Y.
The Oei Tiong Ham Geneology Page
Updated December 7, 2011


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