Every thirteenth of the month, beggars would stream into the porch of the house to collect a loaf of bread and one cent which the matriarch of the house would give out.
Cedric Periera lives in Singapore and traces his Dutch roots 9 generations back to Melaka.
He is of Portuguese and Dutch descent, his Dutch lineage originates from the Klass side of his family.
Most of what Cedric has discovered about the Klass family comes from stories told by his grandmother, Margaret Augusta Klass.
The Klass Family, Easter 1926
Every five years, it was customary for a family photograph to be taken. It became a tradition to be carried on in later generations.
Cedric Pereira b.1948
James Sebastian Klass
A portrait, 1917.
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