1. Translation of Chinese names to the roman alphabet (Romanization) sometimes has different results depending which which dictionary you use.
is translated to Jiân/Jean in the Pinyin system and Chien in the Wade-Giles system.
See Chinese translation.
Note: Although not early settlers this family is related to one the
early California families through marriage. However, there were 25-30,000 Chinese
who came to California to work on the Transcontinental Railroad between 1865 and 1870.
See the Chinese Immigrant Page.
Hui was a farmer in Wan-Tan, Taiwan, who moved Kaohsiung in 1940/41 and opened a bicycle shop.
As a business leader and potential threat to Chiang's tenuous rule, he was jailed briefly after the Nationalists,
led by Chiang Kai-Shek,
took over the government in 1949.
Sources of Information.