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Hundreds of individuals made the crossing from Denderhoutem to the USA and Canada at some point in time. This mass emigration caught the attention of local newspaper journalists. "Uit Denderhautem naar Amerika" is a series of articles, published in 1923, in "The Werkman, Tolk der Kristene Volkspartij – Vlaamsche Front P.V.N.)", newspaper from the Daens-ism movement, that vividly depicts the origins of this emigration. Below is our list of known emigrants.
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More information on Remi Adriaens
Remi on the Ellis Island database : (1). Remi on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch. Remi on the Mt. Elliott Cemetery Association.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, Remi married Maria Wittebols (Ellis Island database : (1); SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch; Mt. Elliott Cemetery Association) on the 20th of September, 1924 in Detroit. Maria was born on the 3rd of November, 1904 in Belgium, probably in Leefdaal, daughter of Alfons Wittebolle and Anna Crabbe. Rene is listed as "carpenter" on the marriage certificate, Maria as "cook". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Remi and Mary were living in Lake Township, Wood Co., Ohio in 1930 in a $20 per month rental together with children Anna T., age 4, Pauline Marie, age 1 (Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003, SSDI on FamilySearch),  and Richard Eugene, a baby of less than 1 year old (Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003 on FamilySearch). Remi is listed as a laborer on the beet fields. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Remi and Maria were living in rural Lapeer County, Michigan in 1935 but had moved and were living in Mundy Township, Genesee county, Michigan in 1940 on a farm they rented for $10, with daughters Anna, age 14, Pauline, age 11, son Richard, age 10, daughter Rosemary, age 6, son Lawrence, age 4 (SSDI on FamilySearch), and son David, 10 months old (SSDI on FamilySearch). Remi is listed as a farmer, having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $600.

Son David's obituary reads:
David Remi Adriaens, Born in Atlas, Michigan on May 17, 1939, Departed on Jun. 18, 2013 and resided in Comins, MI. David R. Adriaens, age 74 of Comins, Michigan, passed away peacefully in his sleep in Davisburg on June 18, 2013. He was born in Atlas, Michigan on May 17, 1939; the son of Remi and Mary Adriaens. Beloved father of Mindy (Eric) Bluthardt and Steven (Theresa) Adriaens. Adoring grandfather of Mary Bluthardt, Katheleen (David) Ryan, Alexis Bluthardt, Bruce Bluthardt, Matthew Bluthardt, Megan Adriaens, Jason Adriaens and Kevin Adriaens. Proud great-grandfather of Patience Ryan. Dear brother of Ann (Max) Hull, Richard (Rita) Adriaens, Rosie (Norman) Keber, Arthur (Ginny) Adriaens, the late Polly (Bud) Klatt and the late Lawrence (Joann) Adriaens. David is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held Friday, June 21, 2013 from 2:00pm until 9:00pm with a rosary at 7:00pm at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr (at Masonic), Warren. Instate Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 9:30am until time of mass 10:00am at St. Malachy Catholic Church, 14085 E. Fourteen Mile Rd., Sterling Heights.

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More information on Albert-Josef Allaer x Clementina Caignau
Albert-Josef on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). 
Clementina on the Ellis Island database : (1)

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Albert-Josef was living in Genoa, Ohio in September 1918, single, and was a "beet worker" for the "Toledo Sugar Company". Albert-Josef & Clementina were naturalised in Battle Creek on the 6th of September 1918, Circuit Court at Moline, Ill. N9 815200. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925, Albert applied for a US passport in November 1920 with the stated intention to go abroad for a month to visit his parents. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Albert-Josef and Clementina were living at 4309 Lakepointe View in Detroit in 1930 in a $20 per month rental with their daughters, Emilienne, age 4, and Helena, a baby of less than 1 year old. Albert-Josef is listed as doing labor in "street paving".

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More information on Alphonsius-Albert Allaer x Helena-Charlotte Van der Haegen
Alphonsius-Albert on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Alphonsius-Albert on FindAGrave.
Helena-Charlotte on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Helena-Charlotte on FindAGrave.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Alphonsius-Albert and Helena-Charlotte were living in at 5997 Philip Street in Detroit in 1930 in a $30 per month rental with daughter Laura, age 6 ( Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959, SSDI on FamilySearch), and sons Frank Joseph, age 4 (Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996, SSDI on FamilySearch) and Raymond Francis, age 2 (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). Alphonsius-Albert is listed as laborer in a cement yard. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Alphonsius-Albert and Helena-Charlotte were living at 5997 North Philip Avenue in Detroit in 1940, in a house they owned worth $2000, with daughter Laura, age 15, and sons Frank Joseph, age 13, and Raymond Francis, age 12. Alphonsius-Albert is listed as "laborer" in a "road construction company", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $1560. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Alphonsius-Albert was living in Detroit in 1942, working for the "Frank J. Knight Co. ".

Son Raymond Francis' obituary reads:
"ALLAER, RAYMOND F, May 4, 1999. Age 71 Dearest Brother-in-law of Bina A. Allaer. Loving Uncle of Jerry, Dean, Cindy, & Sandra. Visitation Thursday 2-9pm Wujek Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Pkwy. (16 mile). Rosary Thursday 7:00pm. Funeral Friday 10:00am at Funeral Home. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery."

Frank Joseph's wife Bina Mancini's obituary reads:
"ALLAER BINA, Age 73, October 9, 2002. Beloved wife of the late Frank Joseph. Loving mother of Cindy (Patrick) Peznowski, Jerry and Dean (Michelle) Allaer, and the late Laura. Dearest grandmother of Mark and Brian Peznowski. Also survived by sister Lora Schultz and brothers Raul and Ray Mancini. Memorial service November 23, Saturday 11 a.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home 40800 Hayes Rd. (S. of 18 Mile Rd) 586-412-3000. From The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press"

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More information on Philemondus Allaer x Maria-Avilia Goessens

Philemondus and Maria-Avilia on the New York Passenger List 1820-1957 on Ancestry.com (paying service) and on FindAGrave.
Son Gaston on FindAGrave. Son Felix-Willy Allaer on FindAGrave. Son Lucien on FindAGrave.
Son Gasten, daughter-in-law Leopoldina and grandson Willy on New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 on FamilySearch.

Obituaries of Philemondus and Maria as published in Wallaceburg News Oct 28 , page 3, 1970 resp. Wallaceburg News Dec 30 page 12, 1981. Courtesy of Simone Labor, via email dd. 12/29/2007

ALLAER, Gaston Edward (Gus) - resident of Wallaceburg, Ontario, passed away peacefully, March 24, 2011 in his 88th year. He was born in Kerksken, Flanders and immigrated to Canada arriving in New York City on March 24, 1948. He was dearly loved and cared for by his wife Leopoldine (Lea) Dierickx for 55 years. Gus was the cherished son of the late Philemon Allaer (1970) and Maria Goessens (1981). Precious, loving father (VaVa) of Willy (Maria) Lefebvre, Anne (Jim) Hazzard, Eric (Susan) Allaer, Rita (Steve) Floin, Wilfried (Marlene) Allaer and Peter (Kim) Allaer. Lovingly remembered by his 18 grandchildren, Julie, Keith, Ben, Nathan, Emily, Ryan, Kurtis, Kevin, Renee, Rachelle, Tonya, Leanne, Justin, Kyle, Lyndsay, Alisha, Lucas and Julia. He was great grandfather of 18. Gus is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law George (Marion) Allaer, Frank (Eilleen) Allaer, Henrietta Knowles, Diane Allaer and Maria Dierickx. He will be missed by the many members of the Allaer, and Dierickx families. He is predeceased by his brothers Willy (1968) and Lucien (1987) and great grand daughter, baby Emma Allaer (2005). Gus retired from the Dominion Glass factory where he worked as a superintendent for many years. His real passions were his faith, his family and his farm in Chatham Gore. He was a committed member of Holy Redeemer Parish and the Knights of Columbus. Friends called at the HAYCOCK-CAVANAGH FUNERAL HOME, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg from 7-9 PM on Saturday and 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Sunday. Parish Prayers were at 3:30 PM Sunday. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at Our Lady Help of Christians Church on Monday, March 28 at 11 AM. Memories of Gus were shared by Ryan Allaer, Jim Hazzard and Eric Allaer. The pallbearers were Ryan Allaer, Lucas Allaer, Kurtis Allaer, Kevin Allaer, Justin Allaer, Kyle Allaer, Nathan Hazzard, Ben Hazzard and Keith Lefebvre. Flower bearers were Lyndsay Allaer and Rochelle Floin. Interment followed at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to Heart & Stroke or St. Vincent de Paul may be left at the funeral home 519.627.3231. E- mail condolences may be sent to G.Allaer@CavanaghFuneralHome.ca

...A little bit of history. Eric and Wilf’s father, Gus Allaer, came from Belgium and started as a migrant farm worker in Wallaceburg before immigrating to Canada with his parents and siblings in 1948. In 1950, the family had the opportunity to buy a 100 acre farm, which launched the successful farm operation known today as Serkka Farms Inc....
AT A GLANCE – Winter/Spring 2011 – Producer Profile

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More information on Gustavus Baeten x Rosalia-Celestis Baeyens

Gustavus on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch. Gustavus on FindAGrave.
Rosalia-Celestis on FindAGrave.

Rosalia-Celestis Baeyens was the daughter of Gustavus Baeyens x Maria-Hortensia De Prez

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More information on siblings Paulina, Alexis and Benediktus-Rene Baeyens

Alexis on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Benediktus-Rene on the Ellis Island database : (1)

Paulina married Josef De Sadeleer from Denderhoutem.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Alexis was a lodger at 529 Meldrum Avenue in Detroit in 1920, living at the same address as the Paternoster family from Denderhoutem. Alexis is listed as blacksmith in a factory. 

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Benediktus-Rene was living in with his sister Pauline and brother-in-law Josephus De Sadeleer in Los Alamitos Township, Orange County, California in 1920. Benediktus-Rene is listed as laborer on a farm. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Benediktus-Rene and his wife Virgenie-Elvire-Gabrielle (California Death Index, 1940-1997, SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave), daughter of Franciscus-Clement Goubert and Maria-Theresia-Victorina-Barbara Goossens, were living on Westminster Road in Los Alamitos, Orange County, California in 1930 with daughter Clemence, less than 1 year old (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 on FamilySearch). Benediktus-Rene is listed as farmer. Westminster Road was a bit of a Belgian community with  the De Sadeleer family and the De Petter family, both from Denderhoutem, also living there. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Benediktus-Rene and Virgenie-Elvire-Gabrielle were living in Anaheim judicial township, Orange County, California in 1940, in a house they owned worth $2500, with their daughters Clemence, age 10, and Mary, age 6. Benediktus-Rene is listed as"ranch owner". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 (1, 2), after Benediktus-Rene's death, Virgenie-Elvire-Gabrielle remarried on the 1st of March, 1949 in San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, California, with Cornelius Martin Huarte (California Death Index, 1940-1997, SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). 

...Rene Baeyens and his brother Alexis from Denderhoutem, both blacksmiths, left together for Detroit (Michigan). They were both batchelors. When Alexis died there in 1921, Rene went on to California to his sister Pauline and her husband Jozef De Sadeleer. Later on he married Virginie Gabrielle Goubert. They had a farm in Garden Grove (Orange Co.). From this marriage came Clemence and Mary. Clemence married George Lerno. They have 5 children and live in El Centro, CA. Her mother came to live in with her, died there and is buried there.  Mary married Robert Rommel. They have 3 children and live in Quartz Hill, CA...
Frans De Man, Denderhoutem in "Vlaamse Immigranten in California" by F.V.Goeman, 1997, pg.14

Paulina and siblings are half 5th cousins once removed of Gustavus Baeyens and siblings, 4th cousins once removed of Gustaaf Baeyens and siblings, and 5th cousins of Frans-Xaveer and Josephus Baeyens.

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More information on Gustavus Baeyens x Maria-Hortensia De Prez and Ludovicus-Remigius Baeyens x Maria-Amelia De Prez
Gustavus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Gustavus on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Maria-Hortensia on the Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Gustavus and Maria-Hortensia on Mount Elliott Cemetery Association.
Alice on the Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, Social Security Death Index, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Amelia-Magdalena on the Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954 on FamilySearch. Amelia-Magdalena on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Amelia-Magdalena on FindAGrave.
Anna-Celina on the Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954 on FamilySearch. Anna-Celina on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Hector-Joseph on the Michigan, New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954 (1, 2),  New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Ludovicus-Remigius on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Ludovicus-Remigius on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. 
Maria-Amelia on the Ellis Island database : (1).
Rosalia-Irma on the Ellis Island database : (1). Rosalia-Irma on the Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Gustavus was living in Detroit in 1918 and "running an elevator" at the "Detroit City Gas Company" located at Wight & Meldrum Avenue. Gustavus lists his brother Ludovicus-Remigius (Louis)  as "nearest relative" living in Detroit. Gustavus was naturalised September 25, 1924, Wayne County Circuit Court, Detroit, Michigan. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Gustavus and Maria-Hortensia were living at 641 Meldrum Avenue in Detroit in 1930 (as was Gustave's sister Amelia-Magdalena, see below)  in a $20 per month rental with their son Hector, age 11 with Gustave's oldest daughter living next door (see below). Gustavus is listed as a "washer" in an "auto shop". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Gustavus and Maria-Hortensia were living at 535 Jefferson Court in Detroit in 1940, in a $18 per month rental with their son Hector, their by then married daughter Anna-Celina and granddaughter Jane, age 8 . Gustavus is listed as"separator" in a "screw works", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $1100, Hector is listed as a "packer" in a "wholesale medical corporation", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $1050. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Gustavus was living in Detroit in 1942 and working for the Motor Specialties Co. Gustavus lists his oldest daughter "Alice Van Houtte" as "person who will allways know your address".

Gustavus and Maria-Hortensia's oldest daughter Alice married (and divorced ?) Jozef-Serafien Michiels from Kerksken and married a second time with Frank Van Houdt (SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch) on the 3rd of April, 1937 in Lake County, Indiana. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Alice and Frank were living at 537 Jefferson Court in Detroit in 1940, next door to Alice's parents at 535 Jefferson Court and Alice's sister Amelia-Magdalena at 547 Jefferson Court, in a $18 per month rental with their daughter Yvonne, age 2, and step-son William Michiels, age 15. Frank is listed as"engraver" in a "rubberplant", having worked 48 weeks in 1939 and earned $2400.

Gustavus and Maria-Hortensia's second daughter Rosalia-Celestis married Gustavus Baeten.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, Gustavus and Maria-Hortensia's third daughter Amelia-Magdalena married Thomas Alfastsen, born in Antwerpen,Belgium (SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996, Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Amelia-Magdalena and Thomas were also living at 641 Meldrum Avenue in Detroit in 1930 in a $20 per month rental with their son Antoine, age 2 (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). Thomas is listed as a "spreader" in a "stone works", Amelia-Magdalena is listed as "wiring tires" in a rubber company. Amelia-Magdalena and Thomas later must have separated  because according to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Amelia-Magdalena and Antoine were at 547 Jefferson Court in Detroit in 1940, next door to Amelia-Magdalena's parents at 535 Jefferson Court and Amelia-Magdalena's sister Alice at 537 Jefferson Court, in a $22 per month rental, with as head of the family Canadian born Harvey J. Brown (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). Harvey is listed as working in accounting in a auto plant, having worked 48 weeks in 1939 and earned $1400.
Amelia-Magdalena's obituary on Rootsweb:
BROWN,A. MADELEINE, (nee Baeyens). Age 90, May 17, 1999. Beloved wife of Harvey. Loving mother of the late Antoin Alfastsen. Dear mother-in-law of Elizabeth Alfastsen. Proud grandmother of Kenneth (Suzanne) Alfastsen, Kelly White and Christopher Alfastsen. Great-grandmother of Christopher, Mallory, Nicole and Sara. Dear sister of Anna Bacigalupo and Hector (Marion) Baeyens. Visitation at  the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Frank J. Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. at Schoenherr, Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with prayers 7:30 p.m. Funeral begins Thursday 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home and St. Ephrem Church 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Gustavus and Maria-Hortensia's fourth daughter Anna-Celina married Joseph Wybo (SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Anna-Celina and Joseph were living at 512 Jefferson Court in Detroit in 1930 in a $25 per month rental  Joseph is listed as truck driver. As stated above, Anna-Celina and her daughter Jane were living in with her parents in 1940. According to Anna-Celina's sister Amelia-Magdalena's obituary, Anna-Celina must have remarried later because she is referred to as Anna Bacigalupo in the obituary.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Ludovicus-Remigius and Maria-Amelia were living in Detroit in 1920 with their daughter Rosalia-Irma, age 9. Ludovicus-Remigius is listed as an "oiler" in a "gas company", Maria-Amelia is listed as bottle washer in a laboratory. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Ludovicus-Remigius and Maria-Amelia were living at 547 Jefferson Court in Detroit in 1930 in a $25 per month rental with their daughter Rosalia-Irma, age 20. Ludovicus-Remigius is listed as a "machine hand" in  an auto plant. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Ludovicus-Remigius and Maria-Amelia were living at 5245 Manistique in Detroit in 1940, in a house they owned worth $2000, unemployed and without fixed income. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Ludovicus-Remigius was living in Detroit in 1942 and working for the "Budd Wheel Co." Ludovicus-Remigius lists  "Mrs. Rosale E. Baeyens" as "person who will allways know your address".  Rosalia-Irma married Hallie G. Shutt on the 14th of April, 1934 in Lake County, Indiaina.
Rosalia-Irma's obituary reads:
IRMA SHUTT, age 96, March 13, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Hallie Shutt, loving friend of Catherine Lang. Private burial White Chapel Cemetery. Published in The Detroit News on Mar. 14, 2006

Gustavus and Ludovicus-Remigius are half 5th cousins once removed of Paulina Baeyens and siblings, 4th cousins once removed of Gustaaf Baeyens and siblings, and 4th cousins of Frans-Xaveer and Josephus Baeyens.

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More information on siblings Gustaaf and Rene Baeyens x Maria-Florentina Van der Haegen
Gustaaf on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2)
Rene on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Rene on the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.
Maria-Florentina on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Florentine on the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Gustaaf was a farmer living in Los Alamitos, Orange County, California in September 1918, listing as nearest relative his brother Rene, also living in Los Alamitos. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Gustaaf was single and living in Los Alamitos, Orange County, California in 1920.  Gustavus is listed as farm laborer.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Rene was a "rancher", single, and living in Los Alamitos, Orange County, California in September 1918. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Rene and Maria-Florentina were living in Huntington Beach Township, Orange County, California in 1940 with son Peter, age 18 (California, Death Index, 1940-1997, SSDI on FamilySearch). Rene is listed as "hay farmer", Maria-Florentina as housekeeper on the farm. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Rene was self employed and living on Graham Street in Barber City, Orange County, California in 1942, listing his brother-in-law "G.P. Vandevelde" as "person who will allways know your address".

...Rene Baeyens was married to Maria-Florentina...They had a farm at Palo Verde and Willow at the Bixby Land Company. Their only son Peter Baeyens was born april 2nd, 1922 and was a neighbour and friend of Walter Vlasschaert...Peter died september 9th, 1991.. During the second world war Peter was based in Hawai, together with Walter Vlasschaert.  Maria's sister Irma married Gustaaf Van De Velde....
"Vlaamse Immigranten in California" by F.V.Goeman, 1997, pg.16

BEACH CALIF NOVEMBER 27 1952 BAEYENS Garden Grove Mrs Marie Baeyens 55 of 13032 Monroe St died Wednesday at her home. Born in Belgium she came to the United States in 1934 and located in Orange County, having lived in Garden Grove since. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament parish Westminster. Surviving are the widower Renee Baeyens, a son Gustave Peter Baeyens of Midway City, two brothers Leander Van Der Haegen .... and Petrus Van Der Haegen ....., two sisters Mrs Emma Van Der Velde of Barber City and Mrs Cesarine Meganck of Belgium and three grandchildren. Holy rosary will be recited at 8 p m Friday in Honold Brothers chapel. Mass of requiem will be offered at 10 a m Saturday in Blessed Sacrament church Westminster. Interment will be in All Souls Cemetery Long Beach

Gustaaf and Rene are 4th cousins once removed of Paulina Baeyens and siblings, 4th cousins once removed of Gustavus Baeyens and siblings, and 1st cousins of Frans-Xaveer and Josephus Baeyens.

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More information on siblings Frans-Xaveer and Josephus Baeyens

Frans-Xaveer on the Ellis Island database : (1). Frank-Xaveer on the Washington State Archives - Digital .
Josephus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Josephus on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. 

Both brothers changed their name to Baker. Frans-Xaveer became Frank Baker, and his brother Joseph Baker. Both brothers ended up in Spokane, Washington.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1910, Frans-Xaveer was living in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington in 1910 (see also Washington State Digital Archives). Transcription WWI Draft Card Frans-Xaveer aka Frank Baker: "City or county: Spokane; Marriage Status: Single; Immigration Status: Alien; Occupation: Carpenter; Employer: Himself; Dependents+notes: none; Military service: no". Frans-Xaveer served in the United States Army towards the end of WWI but he was never sent to Europe and saw no action. His military service record in the Washington State Digital Archives states that he was enlisted July 23rd, 1918 at Enlistment Center #3 in Spokane, Washington; that he was at 166 Depot Brigade, 41st Division through Augustus 19, 1918 and thereafter served in Battery D Field Artillery 38, that he became a private 1st class December 2, 1919 and a corporal January 1st, 1919. Honorful discharge February 4, 1919. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Frans-Xaveer was living in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington in 1920. Frans-Xaveer is listed as a laborer in a cement works.

There is no record of Josephus having served as well. Transcription WWI Draft Card Joseph: "City or county: Spokane; Marriage Status: Single; Immigration Status: Alien; Occupation: Road Builder; Employer: Fyfe Brothers; Dependents+notes: none; Military service: no". According to the Washington State Archives - Digital Archives, Josephus married Helen Lippe (SSDI on FamilySearch)  from Chicago on June 15th, 1919. Her father was Hungarian and her mother Austrian. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Josephus and Helen were living on North Cincinnati Street in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington in 1920. Josephus is listed as a cement worker. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Josephus and Helen were living at 894 East Augusta Avenue in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington in 1930 with their son Romain, age 9 (SSDI on FamilySearch). Josephus is listed as a "cement finisher" in a cement works. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Josephus and Helen were living in Spokane, Spokane County, Washingtin in 1940, in a house they owned worth $3500, with son Romain, age 19. Josephus is listed as "cement finisher" in a "construction company", having worked 34 weeks in 1939 and earned $1900; Romain as "airplane mechanic" for an "airline", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $1000..

Both brothers are 1st cousins of Gustavus Baeyens and siblings, 4th cousins of Gustaaf Baeyens and siblings, and 5th cousins of Paulina Baeyens and siblings.

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More information on Aloïs Beeckman x Zoe-Victorina Goubert and Zoe-Victorina's sons from her first marriage Gaston-Victor and Marcellinus-Desiderius De Leenheer
Aloïs on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Aloïs on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 (2,3), New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942, California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976Social Security Death Index and California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.
Zoe-Victorina on the Ellis Island database : (1). Zoe-Victorina on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.
Aloïs and Zoe-Victorina on FindAGrave.
Gaston-Victor on the California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976, Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998 on FamilySearch.
Marcellinus-Desiderius on the California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,  Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Marcellinus-Desiderius on FindAGrave.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Aloïs and Zoe-Victorina were living in Temescal, Riverside Co., CA  in 1930 with their children Gaston V., age 16, Marcel D., age 14, Elza Julia, age 8 (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, SSDI on FamilySearch), and Mary Madeleine, age 1 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). Aloïs is listed as a farmer. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Aloïs and Zoe-Victorina were living in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California in 1935 and in New Westminster, Orange County, California in 1940 in a $15 per month rental with daughters Elza Julia, age 18, and Mary Madeleine, age 11. Aloïs is listed as a "rancher".

"...Aloys Beeckman and his wife Zoe-Victorina Goubert went to California after their marriage 2.10.1920 in Ninove to join her four brothers...". "Vlaamse Immigranten in California" by F.V.Goeman, 1997, pg.17

"Beeckman, Mary Madeleine, long time resident of Midway City, died unexpectedly at home on June 17 at the age of 83. She is survived by nephews, Dennis Koch of Lancaster, Stephen Koch of Laguna Beach, and niece, Shirley Mashburn of Grass Valley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, July 11 at Blessed Sacrament in Westminster, followed by interment at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Huntington Beach".
Published in Orange County Register from July 9 to July 10, 2012

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, Gaston-Victor married Ruth Amy Heath on the 9th of February 1935 in Los Angeles. The mariage certificate states Gaston-Victor's occupation as "dairyman" and residence as "Box 613 R.I. Hynes". Ruth-Amy died shortly thereafter (California Death Index, 1905-1939 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, Gaston-Victor remarried on the 6th of July 1936 in Los Angeles with June-Geraldine Duvall (California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994, California Birth Index, 1905-1995, SSDI, Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998 on FamilySearch). The mariage certificate states Gaston-Victor's occupation as "farmer" and residence as "528 Spring Street, Long Beach, California". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Gaston-Victor and June-Geraldine were living at 1353 Midway in Bellflower, California in 1940, in a $21 per month rental, with their son Gaston-Victor, age 2 (California Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch), and daughter Sharon, age 1 (California Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch). Gaston-Victor is listed as an "auto mechanic" in a "auto garage", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $1200.

Marcellinus-Desiderius married Agnes Broersma (California Birth Index, 1905-1995, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, SSDI on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Marcellinus-Desiderius and Agnes were living at 1822 Washington in Artesia, California in 1940, in a $20 per month rental, with their daughters Marcella, age 2 (California Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch), Martha, age 2 (California Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch), Mary, age 1 (California Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch) and son William, less than 1 year old (California Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch). Marcellinus-Desiderius is listed as an "attendant" in a "service station", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $1560.

"De LEENHEER, Agnes Broersma (81)Of Lake Isabella, CA died August 17, 2001 in Corona, CA due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. Agnes was born and raised in the Hynes, Bellflower area. She and her husband Marcel raised their family in Artesia. She was employed by the Artesia School District as a cafeteria manager. Agnes is survived by her loving family, daughters Marcella Hofstra of Chino, Martha Vanderham of Ontario, Mary Johnson of Yorba Linda, and son William of Santa Maria; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sisters Susan Griffiths of Santa Ana and Ethel Lewis of Chino. She was preceded in death by her husband Marcel, her mother Susan Broersma, sister Mary Thornton, and brother Ben Broersma. Agnes will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family and for her kind and pleasant manner, always with a smile. Services will be held at White's Funeral Home, Bellflower, CA on Wednesday, August 22, at 10:00 A.M. with burial at the Artesia District Cemetery". Published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 21, 2001

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More information on Gustavus Beeckman x Mathildis De Winter and family
Gustavus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Gustavus on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch. Gustavus on FindAGrave.
Mathildis on the Ellis Island database : (1)
Severinus-Renatus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Severinus-Renatus on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 on FamilySearch.
Oscar on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Oscar on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Nathalia-Clarissa on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Nathalia-Clarissa on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Victorina on the Ellis Island database : (1)
Jeanette on the Ellis Island database : (1). 

Family Group Sheet on Michigan GENWEB.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1910, Gustavus and Mathildis were living at 79 Meldrum Avenue in Detroit in 1910 with their daughters Victorina, age 7, Jeanette, age 4, and son Frank, age 1 (Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959, SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch). Gustavus is listed as fireman in a "gas works". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Gustavus and Mathildis were living at 647 Mullett Street in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan in 1920 with their sons Severinus-Renatus, age 20, Oscar, age 19, daughters Victorina, age 15, Jeanette, age 13, and sons Frank, age 10, Gerard, age 7 (Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch), and Albert, 8 months old (SSDIFlorida, Death Index, 1877-1998 on FamilySearch). Gustavus is listed as "coke man" in a "gas works",  Severinus-Renatus is listed as "tire checker" in a "rubber works", Oscar as chauffeur in the fruit trade and Victorina as packer in a seed warehouse. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Mathildis, by then widowed, was living at 3157 Meldrum Avenue in Detroit in 1930 with her children Severinus-Renatus, age 31, Frank, age 21, Gerard, age 17, Albert, age 10 and her nephew, Joseph-Eduard-Desire De Winter, age 26. Severinus-Renatus is listed as machinist in an auto factory, Frank as laborer in an auto factory. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Mathildis was living on 4385 Barham Avenue in Detroit in a place she rented for $25 per month with her two sons Severinus-Renatus, age 41 and Albert, age 20. Severinus-Renatusis listed as "laborer" in the "building construction" industry, having worked 30 weeks in 1939 and earned $750; Albert as "apprentice printer", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $800.

According to the United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Gustavus and Mathildis' oldest son Severinus-Renatus was living in Woodburn, Allen County, Indiana in September 1918, employed as "laborer" by the "Paulding sugar company" in Paulding, Ohio,  listing his mother Mathildis as nearest relative.

According to the United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (1, 2), Gustavus and Mathildis' second son Oscar was living at 227 Beaufort in Detroit in September 1918, employed at 1046 Lafayette in Detroit as "auto driver (delivery)", listing his father "Gus" as nearest relative, living in Woodburn, Allen County, Indiana. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, Oscar married Ruth Schweizerhof on the 14th of March, 1923 in Detroit. Ruth was born in about 1905 in Michigan. Oscar is listed as "chauffeur" on the marriage certificate. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Oscar and Ruth were living at 3423 Charlevoix Avenue in Detroit  in 1930 together with Ruth's mother, Helen. Oscar is listed as truck driver for an electric supplies company. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Oscar and his second wife Helen Fasse (SSDI on FamilySearch) were living at 5296 Beaconsfield in Detroit  in 1940. Oscar is listed as "shipping clerk" in an "auto factory", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $2000.

Gustavus and Mathildis' oldest daughter Nathalia-Clarissa married Emile Van der Waerden from Denderleeuw (SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Nathalia-Clarissa and Emile were living in Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Michigan  in 1930 with their son Gustave, less than a year old. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Nathalia-Clarissa and Emile were living at 3600 Beaconsfield in Detroit  in 1940, in a house they owned worth $3620, with their son Gustave, age 10 and daughter Rosalie, age 3. Emile is listed as "tool maker" in a "tool & dye shop", having worked 46 weeks in 1939 and earned $2070.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, Gustavus and Mathildis' second daughter Victorina married Albertus-Maria-Valerius Van Oudenhove from Denderhoutem on the 6th of December, 1924 in Detroit. Albertus-Maria-Valerius is listed as "laborer" on the marriage certificate; Marie as "stock wk". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Albertus-Maria-Valerius and Victorina were living at 5998 Marlborough in Detroit in 1930 in a $25 per month rental with their daughter Mathilda, age 4. Albertus-Maria-Valerius is listed as chauffeur for a "private family". Victorina then married a second time with her brother-in-law Constant Goossens (sister Victorina's husband) from Haaltert, Belgium. 

Daughter Jeannete married Joseph Goossens from Haaltert, Belgium.

We do know that Gustaef came here somewhere around late 1905 or early 1906. Mathilde followed with the five children sometime in 1906. Their children were: Rene b. 1 April 1899; Oscar b. 10 April 1900; Victorine 21 March 1902; Nathalie 10 April 1904; Jeannette 12 January 1906 (These were the five born in Denderhoutem). The last three were born in Detroit, Michigan USA: Frank 17 September 1908; Gerard 6 June 1912 (my father); Albert 19 May 1919. Yes, there is a possibility that others were born and then died young or at birth, but these are the only ones we have. Gustaef died on 10 March 1938 and funeral services were at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Detroit. He is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wayne County, Detroit, Michigan. Mathilda was in a nursing home in Detroit when she died. She died 28 February 1953. She, also, is buried at Mt. Olivet. There are two cousins in the Detroit area that have just started researching. Frank Beeckman (Frank's son, Gustaef's grandson) and Gus Van der Waerden(Nathalie's son). There are only three people from my father's generation still alive. Rosalie (Frank's wife), Helen (Oscar's wife) and Virginia (Albert's wife).  I told someone recently that I really regret a couple of things. 1. Our generation was never taught Flemish. Our parents would not teach us. 2.Although I was curious about our family, we were never encouraged to find out more.
Pat Cannady-Beeckman, in an email dd. Wednesday, June 21, 2000

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More information on Gustaaf Beerens x Carolina Goessens and family
Gustaaf on the Ellis Island database : (1). Gustaaf on California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch. 
Carolina on the Ellis Island database : (1). Carolina on the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch. 
Hector on the Ellis Island database : (1). Hector on the Social Security Death Index and California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch. 

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994, son Gustaaf-Ernest's birth certificate from 1917 states that the family was living in Los Alamitos and that Gustaaf was a rancher and beet grower. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Gustaaf was a farmer in Los Alamitos, Orange County, California in 1918. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Gustaaf and Carolina were living in Los Alamitos Township, Orange County, California in 1920 with their son Hector, age 10, daughters Suzanne, age 6 (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, SSDICalifornia, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave), Polymere, age 5 (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, SSDI, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch), Josephine, age 4 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, SSDI on FamilySearch), Evelyne, age 2 (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985SSDICalifornia, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch), and sons Gustaaf-Ernest, age 1 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch) and Henry, 6 months old (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). Gustaaf is listed as farmer. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Gustaaf and Carolina were living in Artesia, Los Angeles County, California in 1935, and in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California in 1940 with their son Hector, age 30, daughter Polymere, age 26, son Ernest, age 22, son Henry, age 16 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995SSDI on FamilySearch) and daughter Jeannie-Gabriella, age 15 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, SSDI on FamilySearch). Gustaaf is listed as "farmer", earning $600. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Gustaaf was living on R.D. 4 Bx. 551 in Santa Ana, Orange County, California in 1942, and working for the "1st. Natl. Security & Trust Bank" in Santa Ana on "South Harbor Blvd. 3 miles South of Garden Grove, California", listing "Sam Talbert" as "person who will allways know your address".

"Gustaaf Beerens and his wife Caroline Goessens went to America in May 1910 with their 3 year old baby Hector 1. They were both around 25 years old. The family first moved to Colton, CA., but in March 1911 they were already in Los Alamitos. Later, the family lived in Huntington Beach, Buena Park and Artesia. Later still they became owners of a farm on Harbor Boulevard in Santa Ana. All these places are in Orange County. Daughters Suzanne, Josephine and Evelyne, each married one of the brothers Schiettecatte, resp. Albert, Emil and Henry 2 , who had changed their name to Scott in the mean time. Daughter Jeannie Gabriella married a Goessens"
Mr. Alan R. Scott, Fountain Valley, CA in "Vlaamse Immigranten in California" by F.V.Goeman, 1997, pg.19-20

1. Note from Gunter: Must be a typo. Baby Hector was 3 months old at the time.
2. Note from Gunter: The brothers Schiettecatte AKA Scott were from Aspelare. See entry in our Guestbook. Another one of the brothers Schietecatte AKA Scott, Eugene, married Anna Cannau, daughter of Rene Cannau x Celerina-Maria Roelandt.

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More information on Leon Boon x Maria-Clementina De Buysscher and family
Leon on the Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists Index, 1899-1940, Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Maria-Clementina on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.

Leon is one of the few people from Denderhoutem to be found on the  Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943. Leon arrived Mar 4th, 1909 on the Ivernia from Liverpool, England on his way to his "cousin Amand Steppe, 86 Meldrum Ave., Detroit, Mich.".  According to the United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Leon was living at 84 Jefferson Court, Detroit, in September 1918 and employed as "laborer" by the "Bryant & Detwiler Company" in Detroit,  listing "Mrs. Leon Boon" as nearest relative. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Leon and Maria-Clementina were living at 84 Jefferson Court in Detroit in 1920 together with their son Philip, age 9 (SDDI and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.). Leon is listed as a laborer in the "auto body" industry. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Leon and Maria-Clementina were living at 566 Jefferson Court in Detroit in 1930 together with their son Philip, age 19, daughter Rosina, age 26 and Rosina's husband, Carolus Pots. Leon is listed as laborer in a laboratory, Philip is listed as helper in a laboratory. Jefferson Court was a bit of a Belgian community with  the Ludovicus-Remigius Baeyens family and the Josephus-Gustavus De Buysscher  family (Maria-Clementina's brother-in-law and sister), both families from Denderhoutem, also living there. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Leon and Maria-Clementina were living at 566 Jefferson Court in Detroit in 1940 together with their son Philippe, age 29. Philippe is listed as "mailman" in the "post office", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $2200.

Daughter Rosina married Carolus Pots.
Leon's sister Maria married Arthur De Winter

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More information on siblings Clementina-Maria, Franciscus-Xaverius and Maria-Theresia Boriau
Clementina-Maria married Amandus Van de Velde.
Franciscus-Xaverius on FindAGrave. Franciscus-Xaverius' son Hector on FindAGrave. Franciscus-Xaverius' daughter Maria-Ludovica-Judith on FindAGrave.
Maria-Theresia on FindAGrave.

HECTOR, Borian - COWBOY HECTOR In memory of Hector Borian, who passed away December 7, 2002. This cowboy hails from Wallaceburg That's where he did abide, His mount a grey Chevy Ranger That he always sat astride, That Hector was a cowboy There was no denying that, With wrangler jeans, old black boots And a big black cowboy hat. Along the trail which he rode He always made new friends, And shared with them his charming tales On that you could depend. Those flashing, smiling, warm brown eyes The mischief in those twins, Were second only to lure of his devilish out-law grin. For him the ride was far too short Too soon the sunset came, But the light he left within our hearts Will forever remain. There's now an empty saddle But we know that bye and bye, That someday we will all meet again At the round-up in the sky. Sadly missed by wife Jean, Arlene, Bob, Olena, Judy, Larry & Kim. The Courrier Press.

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More information on Augustus Caignau x Maria-Celina De Schrijver and children
Augustus on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Augustus on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.
Maria-Celina on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Celina on the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.
Irmina-Orpha on the Ellis Island database : (1). Irmina-Orpha on the California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976 (1, 2) on FamilySearch. Irmina-Orpha on FindAGrave.
Desire on the Ellis Island database : (1). Desire on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Augustus and Maria-Celina were living on Anaheim Road in Los Alamitos, CA in 1930 together with their daughter Irmina-Orpha, age 14, son Desiderius, age 10 and daughter Elsie-Eleonore, age 3 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 on FamilySearch). Anaheim Road was a bit of Belgian enclave with also the Menschaert family from Denderhoutem living there. Augustus is listed as farmer. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Augustus and Maria-Celina were living on a farm, paying $20 rent per month, on Garden Grove Road in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California in 1940, next door to the Philemondus De Bruyn family, together with their son Desire, age 20, and Eleonore, age 17. Augustus is listed as farmer and Desiderius as doing  farm labor. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Augustus was living on Garden Grove Blvd. in Westminster, Orange County, California in 1942, self employed on "Hellman Ranch, Garden Grove Blvd., Westminster, Orange County, California", listing his daughter "Mrs. Vic Wuytens, Santa Ana, California" as "person who will allways know your address".

August Caignau and Rene Cannau first went together to Detroit but August returned. August went back, this time to California. He became a farmer and wrote to his wife Celine De Schrijver that he thought he could make good money there and that she should come and join him.  So Celine left for California with the little Hermine and Ray, who was only a baby a couple of months old. The journey by boat was horrible. Celine was seasick. Takeing care of her children. Drying the diapers turned out to be near impossible. After that, the five day journey by train posed new problems. So upon seeing her husband who came to fetch her from the train with horse and cart, the first things she uttered was "Never again am i going back". But upon seeing where she would have to live, a wooden shed with seethrough roof and walls, her courage must have sank in her shoes. The walls were covered on the inside with flax bags to hide the holes in them. Back at home she had lived in a nice house and now this... Shortly thereafter, August found another deserted shed, moved it with hus mule and attached it to their house. Window opening and doorway were cut and now they had a two room house. Celine had the walls covered and hung up newspaper cartoons.They had no money for wallpaper. They became farmers on the Hellman Ranch. Their third child, Eleonore, was born in California. Hermine married Vic Wuytens. Eleonore married William A. Williams.
Mrs. Lea Van der Steen-Francx, Haaltert and Mrs. Eleanore Williams, Long Beach  in "Vlaamse Immigranten in California" by F.V.Goeman, 1997, pg.19-20

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, Augustus and Maria-Celina's son Desire married Helen-Joan Rue on the 3rd of February, 1945 in Seal Beach, Orange County, California. Desire and Helen-Joan had a daughther Francine Antoniette that same year (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch) but Francine Antoniette died the same day she was born (California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch). According to Ancestry's California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, Desire married a second time, 11 years later, with Florence Marie Stafford née Browning (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 on FamilySearch) on the 2nd of March, 1956 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California. According to the marriage certificate, Desire was living at that time at 291 Bayshore Avenue in Long Beach, California.

Caigneau, Ray born in Belgium in 1919, passed away from us on 11-2-01. He was the much beloved brother of Eleanor Williams of Long Beach (Bill Williams) and Hermine Wuytens of Brawley, CA. Additionally, he was the joy in the lives of his niece Julie Williams of Long Beach and nephew Drew Williams of San Diego. Ray leaves behind many family members who will also miss him deeply; Norman and Kenneth Wuytens and Cecilia Blankenship, all of Brawley, CA. His longtime friend Ruth Wallace was the light of his life. Ray and Ruth spent many years sharing laughter, good times and a love which compares to none. Raised in Westminster, CA., he assisted his parents in farming for the Hellman/Bixby Land Co. He served in the Navy during WWII. Ray worked as a manager for Mercedes Benz Distribution Office for 20 years before retiring to Leisure World, Seal Beach. Mass will be held at St. Batholomew Church in Long Beach on 11-06-01 at 11:00am. He will be most remembered for his sense of humor and dedication to his friends, family and community.
Obituary brought to you by Press-Telegram, November 4, 2001.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, Augustus and Maria-Celina's daughter Irmina-Orpha married Victor-Arthur Wuytens (California Birth Index, 1905-1995, California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994, SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave) on the 6th of June 1934 in Seal Beach, Orange County. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Irmina-Orpha and her husband Victor Wuytens were living in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California in 1935 but by 1940 had moved to 343 Green in Seal Beach, Orange County, California, in a $20 per month rental, where they were living together with their daughter Janice, age 2 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984, SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave), and son Norman, less than a year old (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985, California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984, California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985 (1, 2) on FamilySearch). Victor is listed as "laborer" on a "farm", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $1100.

Hermine Caigneau Wuytens peacefully passed from this life to the next on May 18, 2012. She was born in Denderhauten, Belgium on June 14, 1915. After enduring the ravages of the First World War, at the age of 5, she sailed to America, "the land of milk and honey' with her family aboard the Kroonland, arriving in New York harbor on July 4, 1920. She watched her first Independence Day fireworks from the ship's deck and was processed through Ellis Island on July 6, 1920. The family traveled by train from New York to Los Angeles and settled in Orange County where her father farmed and where many other Belgian families had settled.  She attended elementary and high schools in Orange County and graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1932. She met Victor Wuytens, a farmer and the son of Belgian immigrants, and they married in St. Anne's Catholic church in Seal Beach on June 5, 1936. They started their family and lived on farms in Santa Ana, Los Alamitos and Buena Park. Farmland was rapidly becoming freeways and housing developments in Orange County so in order to continue the farming he loved, Victor moved his wife and family to Brawley in 1951. They settled in the country outside Brawley and lived there until they moved into Brawley in 1960. Hermine was an active member of Sacred Heart Church and the Altar and Rosary Society and volunteered both at the church and school. When the Sacred Heart nuns were in a traffic accident while traveling to San Diego she joined with several other mothers and taught the students until the nuns were able to return to teach. She loved playing golf and she and Victor were members of Del Rio Country Club. They were long-time members of the Stockmen's Club. They both loved to play bridge and hosted bridge parties at their house and Hermine was an active member of the Brawley Women's Community Club. She was also a "pink lady" for the Pioneers Hospital Women's Auxiliary. Hermine played tennis well into her 80's with the North End Racquet Club. She and Victor traveled to Jamaica, Hawaii and Europe, especially Belgium where they visited with family members. Hermine was a wonderful cook and loved trying out new recipes on her family and friends. She was an accomplished quilter and loved to make hand appliquéd quilts. She enjoyed tending her roses and feeding the hummingbirds that flocked to her homemade nectar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor; daughter, Janice Corfman; parents, August and Celine Caigneau; parents-in-law, Mary and Camille Wuytens; brother, Ray Caigneau; brother-in-law, Bill Williams; and sister-in-law, Frances Snyder. Hermine is survived by her sister, Eleanor Williams; sister-in-law, Theresa Wuytens; children, Norman Wuytens and his wife Sandy, Ken Wuytens and his wife Sherri, and Cece Blankenship and her husband Ken; grandchildren, Kim (Mike) Berthesen, David (Fiona) Blankenship, Vicki Blankenship, Troy (Meghan) Wuytens, Ashley (Josh) Mendibles, Chip (Linda) Corfman, Bruce (Kim) Corfman, and Karen Corfman; great-grand- children Jake, Hale, Oliver, Amelia, Emma, Eva, Kyle, Cameron, Jason, Adam, Holly, Cami, Rebecca and Tamberley; nephew, Drew (Heather) Williams; and nieces, Nancy Snyder and Julie Williams. Rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 24 at Sacred Heart Church in Brawley. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at the church with Father Frank Wagner, OMI officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either United Way of Imperial County, 2410 Imperial Business Park Drive, Imperial, CA 92251 or Pioneers Museum, 373 East Aten Rd. Imperial, CA 92251.
Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from May 22 to May 23, 2012

William A. Williams 1927-2009  - Attorney William A. Williams was born in Long Beach, CA on July 3, 1927. He was called to our Lord and Savior on May 4, 2009. "Bill" was a self-made man. Born into extreme poverty, as a young boy, he would often stand in the Salvation Army lines for food. He endured the death of his mother when he was merely 10 years old. He and his little sister, Patsy, were separated when their mother died. The two were shuffled about to different family members throughout their youth, yet they remained close throughout the years. Bill lived for a time with his wonder ful grandmother, and when she died, he ended up on the doorstep of his beloved Aunt Genoa with whom he lived with for many years. Bill worked hard as a child and young adult; selling hotdogs at the Long Beach Pike, delivering newspapers, working in a flower shop as a flower arranger, pumping gas at Park's Service Stations, and as a butcher in a meat market. His favorite meal was based upon his ability to catch rabbits, which his Aunt Genoa would prepare, along with lemon meringue pie, or fish he would catch off the Long Beach Pier. Bill told his Aunt Genoa he merely wanted to "live off the land" and go into the wilderness, and possibly meet an Indian squaw, and that's how he wanted to live out his life. (Bill was 1/4 American Indian -- Cherokee) His Aunt Genoa persuaded him to think about joining the military. He scoffed at the idea, and was prepared to make his trek into the wilderness. She agreed to let him go, after begging him to stay one more night with her. The next morning, Bill had a change of heart, and tried to enlist in the military, but he was only 17. With no formal guardian in place over Bill, a formal court hearing ensued and his Aunt Genoa became his legal guardian. Bill enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1948 and was trained as a pilot. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Midshipman. Bill was able to attend college on a G.I. Bill, and he attended Occidental College, California Institute of Technology and U.S.C. He had a fierce determination to better his life. His thirst for knowledge was unquenchable. Law school came easy for him. He passed the bar in January 1954. After a three year courtship, bill married Eleanor Caigneau of Westminster, CA, on May 2, 1954. He wanted to marry her earlier, but he postponed the wedding until he had passed the bar, and he was secure in the knowledge that their future together was on solid ground. Bill was tenacious enough to land a job with the illustrious attorney, Russell H. Pray, shortly after he passed the bar. Soon after, Bill became a partner in the firm of Pray, Price, Williams & Deatherage. Later, Bill's good friend, James B. Russell, a City Prosecutor at that time, joined the firm, and the firm has been known as Pray, Price, Williams & Russell since the 1960's. The firm is currently known as Pray, Price Williams & Picking. Bill's passions have been his family, his world traveling, his culinary expertise, fishing, his memberships in the Lion's, the Jester's, the Shriner's, The Salvation Army, the Tuna Club, the City College Foundation and St. Mary's Hospital Foundation -- to name but a few. Bill loved being an attorney for 55 years, and never missed a day of work (except to take exotic trips). He was extremely dedicated to his clients. He was a quick-witted intellectual gentleman, who, despite his upbringing, remained a steadfast, compassionate person, with an innate sense of integrity and loyalty which he consistently demonstrated as to all of his endeavors. Bill is survived by his wife, Eleanor; his daughter, Julie; her brother, Don Cook; and Bill's son, Drew Williams and his wife, Heather; two grandkids Jared and Connor; his sister, Patsy Wingren; and her children, Ann, David and Mark; cousins, Mary Jamison, Judy Nagengast and Ben Holden; cousin, Gwen Guadagno; and her children, Cherie Felix, Angela, Guadagno, Carlo Guadagno and Jimmy Guadagno. Lastly, Bill is survived by his beloved, spoiled felines, Mishka, Mukluk and Mookie, who were indeed "daddy's girls". Bill's law partners for many years, James B. Russell, Jay H. Picking, William C. Price and David M. Price also feel the void created by Bill's passing, yet they will be comforted by the countless memories they had created together as partners. A memorial mass will be held at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Long Beach on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. A memorial reception will follow in the church hall, 5100 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803. A private interment at Forest Lawn, Cypress, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, The Salvation Army or The Lion's Club. Forest Lawn Cypress (800) 204-3131.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from May 7 to May 8, 2009

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More information on siblings Joseph, Romanus, Franciscus-Xaverius, Gustavus, Rene and Joannes-Josephus Cannau.

Josephus on the Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 on FamilySearch.
Romanus on the British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986 on FamilySearch. Romanus on FindAGrave.
Franciscus-Xaverius on the British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986 on FamilySearch. Franciscus-Xaverius on FindAGrave.
Gustavus on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Gustavus on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Gustavus on Mt. Elliott Cemetery Association.
Rene on the Ellis Island database: (1)
Joannes-Josephus on the British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986 on FamilySearch. Joannes-Joseph on FindAGave.

According to the death certificate on the British Columbia Archives, Romanus, a retired "mixed and dairy" farmer, widower, died at the ripe old age of 97 suffering from senility in Glenwood Private Hospital in Agassiz, B.C. The informant listed on the certificate is his son "John W. Caignou", living at "471 Caignou, Agassiz, B.C."

According to the death certificate on the British Columbia Archives, Franciscus-Xaverius, a retired "mixed farming" farmer, single all his life, died at the ripe old age of 96 from a myocardial infarction, pronounced dead on arrival at Chilliwack General Hospital. The informant listed on the certificate is his nephew "John W. Caignou", living at "471 Caignou, Agassiz, B.C."

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Gustavus was living at 900 Bessemore in Detroit in September 1918, working as "laborer" for the "Saxon Motor Co."on Beaufait Street in Detroit, and listing Rene Cannau as his nearest relative, also living at 900 Bessemore. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, Gustavus married Justina-Carolina De Bruyn from Denderhoutem (sister of Maria-Valentina, Maria-Celina, and Prosper-Alexander De Bruyn) on the 8th of November, 1919 in Detroit. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Gustavus and Justina-Carolina were living at 13355 Wade Avenue in Detroit in 1930 together with their children Joseph, age 8 and John-Rufin, age 5 (Register - University of California; California, Death Index, 1940-1997, SSDI on FamilySearch). Gustave is listed as "hammer helper" working in the automobile industry. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Gustavus and Justina-Carolina were living at 13355 Wade Avenue in Detroit in 1940, in a house they owned worth $4000, together with their sons Joseph, age 17, and John-Rufin, age 15.

According to the Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 on FamilySearch, Rene married Mathilda on the 1st of February, 1916 in Detroit. Rene is listed as "autoworker" on the marriage certificate. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Rene and Matilda were living in Wayne County, Michigan in 1920 together with their son William, age 8, and daughter Mary, age 2. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Rene and Matilda were living in Wayne County, Michigan in 1930 together with their daughter Mary, age 12. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Rene and Matilda were living on 14457 Glenfield in Detroit in 1940, in a house they owned worth $3500, together with their daughter Mary, age 22 and son-in-law William Lipp. Rene is listed as "truck driver" for an "auto-bumper conpany", having worked 40 weeks in 1939 and earned $1400; daughter Mary is listed as "conveyor operator" in an "auto-parts factory", having worked 40 weeks in 1939 and earned $1200; son-in-law William is listed as "operator" in an "auto-bumper company", having worked 32 weeks in 1939 and earned $960. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Rene was living on 14705 Glenfield Avenue, Wayne County, Michigan in 1942, working for "....Spring & Bumper".

According to the death certificate on the British Columbia Archives, Joannes-Josephus, a retired steelworker, single all his life, died at his brother Frank's home, 81 Ferry Road, Agassiz, B.C where it seems he had been living for the last 17 months of his life. The informant listed on the certificate is his brother Frank. 

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More information on siblings Victorina, Gustaaf and Rene Cannau x Celerina-Maria Roelandt
Victorina on the Ellis Island database : (1). Victorina on the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.
Gustaaf on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Rene on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Rene on the Social Security Death Index and California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.
Celerina-Maria on the Ellis Island database : (1). Celerina-Maria on the Social Security Death Index and California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.

Victorina first married Amandus Steppe and then Augustus-Gustavus De Petter.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1910, the 3 siblings were living in Detroit in 1910.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Rene and Celerina-Maria were living in a rental on Bryant Road in Los Alamitos, Orange County, California in 1930 together with their daughter Anna, age 9 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 on FamilySearch), son Albert, age 7 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch), daughter Agnes, age 4 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 on FamilySearch), and son Edgar, age 3 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, SSDI, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch). Rene is listed as a farmer.  According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Rene and Celerina-Maria were living on Bixby Road in Seal Beach, Orange County, California in 1940 in a $20 per month rental with their daughter Anna, age 19, son Albert, age 17, daughter Agnes, age 12 and son Edgar, age 11. Rene is listed as "operator" on a farm. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Rene was living in Los Alamitos in 1942 and was a rancher. Rene lists a "L. Lerno" as "person who will allways know your address".  
Daughter Anna married  Eugene Scott (son of Dominicus Schiettecatte and Marie-Louise Goessens, both from Aspelare, Belgium; United States Census, 1940 SSDI, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave).
Son Albert-Felix married Hope Irene Goodman-McCloud (California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch).
Daughter Agnes married Lawrence Delet-Kanic.
Son Edgar-August married Patricia Ann Waltrip (SSDICalifornia, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch).

Rene was one of our 14 children of Jozef Cannau and Sophie De Coninck. Rene and Celerine had 4 children, of which only Anna remains. She was married to Eugene Scott(1). Another daughter of Jozef Cannau, Victorine, remarried Gust De Petter and emigrated also to the United States. They had three daughters, of which only Elza remains. Two other sons of Jozef Cannau also emigrated. Felix went to the States but came back. Gustaaf went to Canada and died there single (2).
Mr. Jozef Sienaert, Haaltert
in "Vlaamse Immigranten in California" by F.V.Goeman, 1997, pg. 21

1. Note from Gunter: Eugene Scott was formerly Eugene Schiettecatte. The second generation of Schiettecatte changed their last name to Scott, no doubt because it was a whole lot easier to be a Scott than to be a Schiettecatte.
2. Note from Gunter: according to our information, Gustaaf did not die in Canada but in Detroit

Rene Cannau left for America  in 1916(1). He went back to Belgium in 1920 to marry Celerina-Maria Roelandt. She was from Denderhoutem.They married February 20, 1920. Upon returning. they settled themselves on the McCormick Ranch and after that on the Bixby Ranch where they worked until their retirement in 1945. They bought a house in Midway City, CA. After Celerine died, Rene went to go and live in Westminster.
Mw. Anna Scott, Tuston, AZ in "Vlaamse Immigranten in California" by F.V.Goeman, 1997, pg. 21

1. Note from Gunter: according to Ellis Island records, this was 1910, not 1916.

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More information on Eduardus Callebaut x Maria-Alissa De Winter and children
Eduardus on the Ellis Island database : (). Eduardus on United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956 and Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Maria-Alissa on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Alissa on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Justine-Delphine on the Ellis Island database : (1). Justine-Delphine on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Joseph on the Ellis Island database : (1). Joseph on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.

Maria-Alissa is the sister of Arthur De Winter.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Eduardus and Maria-Alissa were living on Holcomb Avenue in Detoit, Wayne County, Michigan in 1920 together with their daughter  Justine-Delphine, age 10 and son Joseph, age 9. Eduardus is listed as laborer in a "rubber tire works", Maria-Alissa is listed as laborer in a laboratory. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Eduardus and Maria-Alissa were living on Maryland Avenue in Detroit in 1930 together with their daughter Justine-Delphine, age 20 and son Joe, age 19. Eduardus is listed as a contractor carpenter,  Justine-Delphine as inspector in a laboratory, Joseph as "tire builder" in a "rubber works".  According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Maria-Alissa, widowed, and her son Joseph, age 29, were living in with her son-in-law Peter Guns (SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch) and her daughter Justine-Delphine at 3637 Wayburn in Detroit, Michigan . Joseph is listed as a "tire builder" in a "rubberplant", having worked 51 weeks in 1939 and earned $2300. Peter Guns  is listed as the "owner" of a "saloon".

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More information on brothers Joannes Cobbaert x Maria-Urma Muylaert and Alphonsius Cobbaert x Maria-Urma Hoebeke
Joannes on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2), (3). Joannes on the Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2), Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954 on FamilySearch.
Maria-Urma Muylaert on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Urma on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 and Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Alphonsius on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Alphonsius on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Maria-Urma Hoebeke on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Urma on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2, 3), Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Zoë-Alisia on the Ellis Island database : (1). Zoë-Alisia on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, Social Security Death Index, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996 and Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 on FamilySearch. Zoë-Alisia on FindAGrave.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952, Joannes and Maria-Urma had a son Philippe, born on the 5th of July, 1921 in Detroit who died on the 22nd of February, 1923 in Detroit. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Joannes and Maria-Urma were living at 180 Mount Elliott Avenue in Detroit in 1920. Joannes is listed as laborer in an "auto manufacturing company". Acccording to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Joannes and Maria-Urma were living at 3361 East Vernor Highway in Detroit in 1930 in a house they owned worth $4000 together with their son Maurice, age 9. Joannes is listed as "sweeper" in an "auto wheel company". Acccording to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Joannes and Maria-Urma's son Maurice was living at 3253 East Congress Street in Detroit with his 4th cousin's family Carolus-Ludovicus Goubert x Maria-Josepha-Philomena Muylaert.

Alphonsius was the uncle of Marcellus-Petrus Cobbaert. Maria-Urma Hoebeke was the sister of Franciscus-Polidorus Hoebeke and siblings.
According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Alphonsius and Maria-Urma were living at the same address as Joannes and Maria-Urma, ie. at 180 Mount Elliott Avenue in Detroit in 1920 together with their two daughters Zoë-Alisia ("Josephine"), age 9, and Marguerite, age 5 (Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954, SSDI on FamilySearch). Just like his brother, Alphonsius is listed as laborer in an "auto manufacturing company". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Alphonsius and Maria-Urma were living at 1185 Concord Avenue in Detroit in 1930 together with their daughter Margaret, age 15. Alphonsius is listed as laborer in an auto factory. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Alphonsius and Maria-Urma were living at 1185 Concord Avenue in Detroit in 1940, in a house they owned worth $3500, with their daughter Zoë-Alisia ("Josephine"), age 29 and their grand-daughter Helen Sampson, age 9. Alphonsius is listed as a "laborer" in a "mattress company", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $548. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Alphonsius was living in Detroit in 1942 and working for the "Sibley Lumber Co.". Alphonsius lists his wife Irma Cobbaert as "person who will allways know your address".

Alphonsius and Maria-Urma's daughter Zoë-Alisia ("Josephine") must have married three times given that she is referred to as Mrs. Sampson in 1940, Mrs Vanovitz in 1947 and that she marries LeRoy Turk on the 15th of August, 1964 in Wyandotte, Michigan. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930,  Zoë-Alisia and husband Arthur Sampson were living at 1200 Bellevue Avenue in Detroit with their daughter of 6 months old. Arthur Sampson is listed as a newspaper salesman.

Weds, 20 Aug 1947, pg 35, Detroit News:
COBBAERT -- Erma, of 1185 Concord, beloved wife of Alfons, dear mother of Mrs. Josephine Vanovitz and Mrs. Margaret Leto; dear sister of Joseph, Constant, Leopold and Homer Hoebeke and Mrs. Mary Van Liedekerke, two brothers in Belgium and three grandchildren. Funeral from the Van Lerberghe Funeral Home, 13340 East Warren, corner Lakeview, Thursday morning at 9:15 and Our Lady of Sorrows Church at 10. Rosary Wednesday evening at 8. Interment Mt. Olivet.

Friday, March 18, 1994, The Daily Telegraph:
Josephine Turk. Tecumseh. Josephine A. Turk, 82, of Tecumseh, died March 17. 1994, at the Adrian Health Care Center. Mrs. Turk was born March 22, 1911 in Denderhautem, Belgium, the daughter of Alfons and Erma (Hoebeke) Cobbaert. On Aug. 15, 1964, she married LeRoy Turk in Wyandotte. He preceded her in death on July 2, 1992. Josephine resided in the Tecumseh and Clinton areas for the past 25 years and was a member of the Tecumseh VFW Auxiliary. She is survived by one daughter, Helen, and her husband John Jokish of Sun City West, Ariz.; one son, Ronald, and his wife Patricia Sampson of Pigeon; one sister, Margaret Leto; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with the Rev. Daniel Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and 1-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

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More information on Rene Cobbaert
Rene on the Ellis Island database : (1). Rene on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.

Rene is a 6th cousin of brothers Joannes and Alphonsius Cobbaert above.

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More information on Marcellus-Petrus Cobbaert
Marcellus-Petrus on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.

Marcellus-Petrus was the nephew of Alphonsius Cobbaert

Found two references on Ancestry.com:

Date of Arrival: Feb 22, 1948, Ship of Travel: Marine Jumper, Port of Departure: Antwerp, in transit, "Employer: Petrus Van Den Neucker, R.R.6 Tillsonburg, Ont., Canada
Date of Arrival: Mar 30, 1955, Ship of Travel: Queen Mary, Port of Departure: Cherbourg, "4303 Chalmers, Detroit, Mich."

PUBLISHED in  THE MACOMB DAILY: Friday, April 13, 2007
Peter M. Cobbaert, 82, died Wednesday, April 11, 2007. He was born in Belgium. Mr. Cobbaert came to the United States in 1951. He retired from Stanley Products after 25 years of service. He enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his special friend, Edwin Bara; brother, Gustaf Cobbaert of Belgium; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Edmund Catholic Church, 14025 12 Mile Road, Warren. Burial will be in Denderhoutem, Belgium. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. today, with a 6 p.m. rosary recital, at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr (south of 12 Mile Road), Warren. Additional visitation is 9:30-10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

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More information on Cyrillus, daughter Bertha-Theresia and brother Leopold-Emiel-Feliciaan Coppens
Cyrillus on the Ellis Island database : (1).
Leopold-Emiel-Feliciaan on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Leopold-Emiel-Feliciaan on FindAGrave.
Bertha-Theresia on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.

According to According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, Cyrillus married Jeanette VandenNeucker on May 23rd, 1914 in Detroit. It says on the document that Cyrillus was a "laborer". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Cyrillus and Jennie were living in Jonesfield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan in 1920 together with their son Frank, age 1 (SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch). Cyrillus is listed as farmer on a rented farm. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Cyrillus and Jennie were living in Jonesfield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan in 1930 together with their children Frank, age 11, Raymond, age 8 (SSDI, Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave), and John, age 7 (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). Cyrillus is listed as farmer.  According to According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Cyrillus and Jennie were living in Jonesfield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan in 1940 with their sons Raymond, age 18 and John, age 17. Cyrillus is listed as farmer. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Cyrillus was living in Jonesfield Township, Michigan in 1942 and working as a farmer. Cyrillus lists his son John Coppens from Merrill, MI as "person who will allways know your address".

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Bertha-Theresia and husband Peter Uyttenhove (SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch) were living at 4338 Drexel Street in Detroit in 1930 together with their daughter Adela, age  2. Peter is listed as plasterer in the construction industry. According to the Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, Peter had sailed to Halifax, Nova Scotia in March 1924 and had then been "smuggled in by motor boat to Detroit. According to this same document, Bertha-Theresia and Peter were living at 9330 Schiller in Detroit in March 1937. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Bertha-Theresia and Peter were living in Detroit in 1940, in a house they owned worth $3000, with their daughter Adele, age 12 and son Frank, age 9 (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). Peter is listed as plasterer running a private business, having worked 44 weeks in 1939 and earned $1700; Bertha is listed as working for an "automobile company", having worked 28 weeks in 1939 and earned $560.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Leopold-Emiel-Feliciaan was living at 13231 E. Canfield in Detroit in 1942 and laid off by the Plymouth  Motorcar Co. Leopold-Emiel-Feliciaan lists Victor Muylaert from Detroit as "person who will allways know your address".

COPPENS, CYRIL, Merrill, Michigan. Passed away early Sunday morning at St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness. Age 80 years. He was born Dec. 9, 1880, in Belgium, and lived there until 1913, when he came to the United States, coming directly to Detroit, where he lived until 1915, when he moved to Merrill. He had been engaged in farming all of his life. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church at Ryan. In 1914, he married Jennie VandeNeucker, in Detroit. She passed away Jan. 25, 1953. Surviving are one daughter and three sons, Mrs. PETER UYTTENHOVE, Detroit; Raymond P. Coppens, Saginaw; Frank and John Coppens, both of Merrill; 14 grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; also three brothers, Leopold Coppens, Merrill; Henry and Albert Coppens, both living in Belgium. Funeral service will take place at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, at the Case Chapel, Merrill, 10 a:m at St. Fatrick's Catholic Church at Ryan. Rev. Fr. Kyren McGinn will officiate with burial in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Saginaw. Friends may call at the chapel in Merrill after 7 p.m. Monday, where they will meet with relatives at 8 p.m. Tuesday to say the Rosary.
Saginaw News, Monday, January 23, 1961

COPPENS, MRS. JENNIE, Merrill, Michigan. Passed away at Saginaw General Hospital, Sunday noon. Age 59 years. Jennie VandenNeucker was born Aug. 23, 1893 in Belgium and was married to CYRIL COPPENS, May 22, 1914 in Detroit, who survives her. Soon after their marriage they moved to Merrill. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church at Ryan and its Alter Society. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Frank and John of Merrill, Raymond of Saginaw; one step-daughter, Mrs. BERTHA UYTTENHOVE of Detroit; thirteen grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; also two sisters. Mrs. Melaney Lamers of Canada; Mrs. Josephine VandePerry of Ithaca; three brothers. Peter, John and Alfonse VandenNeucker of Canada. Another sister, Mrs. Emma Ross, passed away in 1951. Funeral service will take place 9.15 a.m. Wednesday at the Case Chapel in Merrill and 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church at Ryan. Rev. Fr. Kyran McGinn will officiate with burial in St. Andrew's Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. Monday. Where they will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday to recite the Rosary.
Saginaw News, Monday, January 26, 1953

COPPENS, LEOPOLD, 117 Fenmore Road, Route 1, Merrill, Michigan. Passed away Monday afternoon at St. Mary's Hospital after a lengthy illness. Age 75 years. He was born Nov. 17, 1890, in Belgium, and lived there until early 1920 when he came to the United States, moving to Detroit. He had been employed by the Chrysler Corp. in Detroit for 23 years, retiring in 1959 at which time he moved to Merrill. The deceased was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Wheeler, Mich. In 1944 he married Leona Bryan in Grosse Pointe, Mich. She passed away in January of 1963. Surviving are three stepsons, John Bryan, living in Ohio; James Bryan, Lincoln Park, Mich.; Sgt. Norman Bryan, stationed with the U.S. Army in California; several nieces and nephews. He also leaves two brothers living in Belgium. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Thursday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wheeler. Rev. O. N. Behringer will officiate, with burial in Lakefield Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the Case Chapel, in Merrill from 7 p.m. Tuesday until 10 p.m. Wednesday and at the church from 10 a.m. Thursday until time of service.
Saginaw News, Tuesday June 7, 1966

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More information on Isidorus De Bruyn and siblings
Isidorus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Isidorus on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,     , California, Death Index, 1905-1939 on FamilySearch.
Carolus-Ludovicus-Columbus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Carolus-Ludovicus-Columbus on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, California, Death Index, 1905-1939 on FamilySearch.
Franciscus-Dominicus on the Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954, United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956Social Security Death Index and the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.
Philemondus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Philemondus on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch. Philemondus on FindAGrave.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Isidorus was living on Verde Road in Calexico, Imperial Co., CA in 1930 together with his wife Lula Granillo and two sons Peter, age 2 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957, California Divorce Index, 1966-1984 on FamilySearch), and John, age 1 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch). Isidorus is listed as dairy farmer.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Franciscus-Dominicus was residing in Hynes, California in June 1917, single, a self-employed farmer. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, Franciscus-Dominicus married Marietta-Antoinette Thienpont from Gent, Belgium on April 13th, 1925 in Los Angeles. The document states that Franciscus-Dominicus was a farmer and residing in Holtville at the time. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Franciscus-Dominicus and Marietta-Antoinette were living in Calexico, Imperial Co., CA in 1930 together with their son Walter Domien, a baby of less than 1 year old (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, SSDI on FamilySearch), and Franciscus-Dominicus' brother Philemondus ("Philip").  Franciscus-Dominicus is listed as a fairy farmer, Philemondus is listed as farm laborer. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Franciscus-Dominicus and Marietta-Antoinette Thienpont were living in Westminster, Orange County, California in 1935 but had moved and were living in Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Orange County in 1940, with their sons Walter, age 10, and John, age 8 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch), and their daughter Leona, age 3 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984 on FamilySearch).  They were renters and Franciscus-Dominicus is listed as "proprietor" of something (can't decipher the word), Franciscus-Dominicus having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $900. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Franciscus-Dominicus was residing at 319 Los Alamitos Blvd. in Los Alamitos, Orange County, California in September 1918, self-employed, and listing "Maria Hendrick, 5117 E. 60th Place, Maywood, Calif." as "person who will allways know you address".

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Philemondus was living in with his brother Franciscus-Dominicus and sister-law Marietta-Antoinette in Calexico, Imperial Co., CA in 1930. Philemondus is listed as farm laborer. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Philemondus was living on Garden Grove Road  in Huntington Beach Township, Orange County, California in a $10 per month rental in 1940, next door to the Augustus Caignau family from Denderhoutem, together with his wife Jean and their son Johnnie, age 5. Philemondus is listed as a "truck owner".

"my father Franciscus de bruyn, was born 03 oct. 1895, in denderhoutem, he came to the united states in 1914-6. my father settled in orange county, calif. ..my mother came through ellis island, in about 1914. my mothers name was mariette a. thienpont. her mother, marie de sutter, her father john thienpont came the year before, to settle and have a home for them. my grandfather john thienpont settled in "moline ill." he lived there until he died in the "60s'.
Source : John W. De Bruyn Sr. on Rootsweb : (1),(2)

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More information on Sidonia De Bruyn, brother Desiderius ("Fred") and son Petrus-Theofiel ("Phil")

Desiderius on the British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993 on FamilySearch. Desiderius on FindAGrave.
Petrus-Theofiel on Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957, British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993 on FamilySearch. Petrus-Theofiel on FindAGrave.

Sidonia and Desiderius were aunt and uncle of Isidorus De Bruyn and siblings above. 

Sidonia married Petrus Van Herreweghe.

According to the death certificate on the British Columbia Archives, Desiderius ("Fred"), lived in Canada for 65 years, was a dairy farmer, retired in 1960, remained single all his life, and died from pneumonitis at the ripe old age of 92 in Cottage Private Hospital in Matsqui, B.C., having resided before that on Aberdeen Road in Aldergrove, B.C. 

According to the death certificate on the British Columbia Archives, Petrus-Theofiel ("Phil"), lived in Canada for 55 years, was a mill operator in the lumber industry for 40 years, retired in 1957, was married to schoolteacher Florence Elizabeth Leaper (British Columbia Archives), and died from lung cancer at the age of 70 in Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C., having resided before that at 5896 179th Street in Surrey, B.C. 

my fathers uncle "fred de bruyn" settled in canada. fred lived more then 50+ years in british columbia, he died in aldergrove 'BC' in 1966. freds nephew Phil de bruyn, lived in "bc" also. phil owned and operated a sawmill in "Hope" on the fraser river. phil de bruyn died in 'new westminster, "bc" in 1960 at age 70  ....
Source : John W. De Bruyn Sr. on Rootsweb : (1),(2)

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More information on siblings Maria-Valentina, Maria-Celina, Prosper-Alexander, Justina-Carolina and Karel-Lodewijk-Gustaaf De Bruyn. 

Maria-Valentina on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Valentina on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Maria-Celina on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Celina on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch. Maria-Celina on FindAGrave.
Prosper-Alexander on the Ellis Island database : (1). Prosper-Alexander on the Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943, New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925, Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Justina-Carolina on the Ellis Island database : (1)
Karel-Lodewijk-Gustaaf on the Ellis Island database : (1).  Karel-Lodewijk-Gustaaf on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953 on FamilySearch.

Maria-Valentina married Carolus-Ludovicus Van Rossen.

Maria-Celina married Jan-Baptiste Schotte.

Prosper-Alexander married Florentina Van den Berghe from Denderhoutem (New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925, SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch; Ellis Island database : (1)). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Prosper-Alexander and Florentina were living at 3873 Marlborough Avenue in Detroit in 1930 in a house they owned worth $5000 together with their two sons Frank L., age 8 (SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996, Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 on FamilySearch), and Edgar W., age 4. Prosper-Alexander is listed as working in an auto factory. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Prosper-Alexander and Florentina were living on a farm, paying $5 per month rent, in Ogden, Lenawee County, Michigan in 1940 together with their two sons Frank L., age 18, and Edgar, age 15. Prosper-Alexander is listed as farm laborer, having worked 36 weeks in 1939 and earned $595. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Prosper-Alexander was still living in Ogden, Lenawee Co., Michigan,  in 1942, working for the Jim Browne Fence Co., listing his wife "Mrs. Prosper A. de Bruyn" as "person who will allways know your address".

......As for Prosper De Bruyn he was somewhat of a character, I knew him as a child. Drinking was his downfall. He probably lived on Jefferson Court street as it was almost all Belgian families and had a lively reputation, especially during prohibition when many of them made their own beer. Prosper was married to my 'tanta rence'. I knew her quite well. Her and Prosper lived on a farm in Blissfield, Michigan before WW2. During the war they moved to Adrian, Michigan and she worked in a factory making aircraft parts. The welding damaged her eyes and she wore dark glasses as long as I knew her. As far as I know she divorced Prosper about this time. Prosper and her had two sons, Frank L. 28 Dec. 1921 (Belgium)-15 Dec 1985 (St. Clair, Michigan) and Edgard whom I hardly knew and know nothing of, he had a son named Bruce. Frank landed at Normandy in 1944 with the 329th RCT of the 83rd infantry division and participated in most of the engagements up to the Elbe bridgehead. He was attached to a 1st squad, 3rd platoon but I do not know the company nor battalion. He was wounded during the battle of the bulge in the Ardennes. I was at Florence's house at James Str. in Adrian when her son, Frank, came home from the army in about 1946. He had fallen asleep on the train and missed his stop so had to walk from the next stop back home, I was the first to see him as I was sitting by the door and looking out of the window when he came up the street. Frank was married in 1946 to Marian D. Schrader 17 Dec. 1922 (LaCrosse, Wisconsin)-21 June 1989 (St.Clair, Michigan). Marian was a very nice person. They lived with us for a few months as housing was scarce right after the war. He worked at Uniroyal Tire Company until retirement in about 1970. Uniroyal was directly across the street from Jefferson Court and many Belgians worked there. Belgians were often referred to as Buffalos by other Belgians and Americans, kind of a slang term not always appreciated when from an American. On the corner of Jefferson and Jefferson Court. was a Belgian bar frequented by my grandfather, it closed in 1920 when prohibition started. The owner Remi Lanckriet gave away all the furnishings to his patrons and moved back to Belgium. My grandfather took one of the spittoons (cuspidor) and I still have it. Florence remarried in about 1954 to Arthur L. Bouckenooghe 13 Jan 1887 (Belgium)- 23 October 1979 (Adrian, Michigan)......
Source : Ed Van Rossen, Detroit, MI

Prosper-Alexander and Florentina's son Frank L.'s obituary reads:
St. Clair - Frank L. DeBruyn, 63, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1985, in Mercy Hospital after a long illness. He was born Dec. 28, 1921, in Detroit, and lived in St. Clair for 12 years. He married Marian Schrader in 1946 in Wisconsin. Mr. DeBruyn was a former Detroit resident. He was a parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and lifetime member of the AmVets. Mr. DeBruyn is survived by his wife, Marian, St. Clair; four sons, Michael, Detroit, Thomas, Phoenix, Ariz., David, Warren, and Steven, Algonac; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Janet) Rouleau, St. Clair, and Mrs. Barbara Herrera, Morristown, Tenn.; his mother, Mrs. Florentina Bouckenooghe, and one brother, Edgar DeBruyn, both of Adrian; and grandchildren, David Jason, Beth, Meagan, Michael, Robert and Deborah. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Edward Ritter, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Justina-Carolina married Gustaaf Cannau.

According toFamilySearch's Historical Records, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, Karel-Lodewijk-Gustaaf died in Union, Putnam County, Ohio on the 25th of October, 1933, from "mitral inefficiency", was single at the time of his death and a beet worker. The  informant on the death certficate is his brother Prosper, living in Blissfield, Lenawee County, Michigan at the time.

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More information on Alphonse-Raymond De Buysscher x Clementina-Delphina Peleman

Alphonse-Raymond on the Ellis Island database : (1). Alphonse-Raymond on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Clementina-Delphina Peleman on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 on FamilySearch.
Daughter Josephine-Marceline on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 on FamilySearch. Josephine-Marceline on FindAGrave.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Alphonse-Raymond and Clementina-Delphina were living at 6056 Malcolm Avenue in Detroit in 1930 in a $20 per month rental. Alphonse-Raymond is listed as a bricklayer in the construction industry. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Alphonse-Raymond and Clementina-Delphina were residing at 6056 Malcolm Avenue in Detroit in 1940, in a house they owned worth $2000, with their daughter Josephine, age 8. Alphonse-Raymond is listed as laborer in the building construction industry, having worked 30 weeks in 1939 and earned $1650. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Alphonse-Raymond was living in Detroit  in 1942, working for "Rene Daniels" (more than likely Renatus-Carolus De Niels), listing "Emil Eloot" as "person who will allways know your address". 

Daughter Josephine-Marceline's obituary, as published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press on Oct. 16, 2016, reads:
JOSEPHINE DEYONKER (nee DeBUYSSCHER) October 14, 2016. Age 84. Beloved wife of the late Eugene F. Loving mother of Denise (Linda) DeYonker, Therese (William) Kole, Martin (Christine), Raymond and Yvonne (Jerome) Bosch. Proud grandmother of eight and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com.

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More information on Josephus-Gustavus De Buysscher x Maria-Clementia Moens

Josephus-Gustavus on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Maria-Clementia, daughter Clementina-Maria and son Alphonse on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1925-1942 on FamilySearch.
Daughter Clementina-Maria on the "Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954" (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and  Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch. 

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Josephus-Gustavus and Maria-Clementia were living at 551 Jefferson Court in Detroit in 1930 in a house they owned worth $3000 with their daughter Clementina-Maria, age 11, and son Alphonse, age 9 (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). Josephus-Gustavus is listed as "mixer" in a drug company. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Josephus-Gustavus and Maria-Clementia were residing at 437 Jefferson Court in Detroit in 1940, in a $20 per month rental, with their daughter Clementina-Maria, age 20, and son Alphonse, age 19. Josephus-Gustavus is listed as operator in a medicinal plant, having worked 50 weeks in 1939 and earned $1400; daughter Clementina-Maria is listed as sorter in a laundry, Alphonse as seeking work, having worked 12 weeks and earned $300 in 1939 as a service man in an autoplant. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Josephus-Gustavus was living at 437 Jefferson Court, Detroit  in 1942, employed by "Fred Stearns & Co.", listing his brother-in-law Leon Boon as "person who will allways know your address". 

Daughter Clementina-Maria married Robert-Francis Roelens (SSDI, Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954 (1,2) on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). 

Son Alphonse married Robert-Francis' sister Marie-Diane Roelens (Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). 
Obituary of son Alphonse in The Detroit News, April 20, 2006:
Age 85 of Romulus. April 18, 2006. Dear father of Gerald J. (JoLynn) and Paul J. DeBuysscher and Virginia Silvey. Six grandchildren. Preceded in passing by his wife Marie D. (Roelens) DeBuysscher. Retired from GM Hydramatic Plant - 1984. Veteran of US Army - WW II. Friends may call at Crane Funeral Home, 36885 Goddard Rd., Romulus (734) 941-9200 on Thursday from Noon until 9:00 p.m. Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Prayers Friday 9:45 a.m. to St. Aloysius Catholic Church - Romulus Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment Romulus Cemetery. Memorials to Relay For Life appreciated.

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More information on August-Joseph and Augustinus and De Maeght

August-Joseph on the Ellis Island database : (1). August-Joseph on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. 
Augustinus on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch. 

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1910, August-Joseph was residing at his brother Augustinus' house in Detroit in 1910. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Joseph was residing at 578 Mt. Elliott Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in 1917, employed as a "plumber helper" with "Irvine & Myers" on 2289 Woodward, Detroit, Michigan, listing his brother Augustinus as nearest relative, residing at the same address of 578 Mt. Elliott Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920 and US Census Population Schedules, 1930, August-Joseph was residing at his brother Augustinus' house in Detroit in 1910 and 1920. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Josephus was living on Concord Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, in a $10 per month rental. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Joseph was residing at 465 Concord Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in 1943, janitor in the apartment where he lived, listing his brother Augustinus as "person who will always know your address".

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 (2, 3), Augustinus married Gertrude Malfait (SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch) on January 8th, 1908 in Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan. Augustinus is listed as "Saloonkeeper" at the time of his marriage. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1910, Augustinus and Gertrude were living at 387 Concord Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in 1910 with their son Frank, age 2 (United States Census, 1930United States Census, 1940, SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave), and Augustinus' brothers August-Joseph and Petrus-Amandus-Emilius. Augustinus is listed as "Salonkeeper". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Augustinus was living at 578 Mt. Elliott Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in September 1918, stating his wife Gertrude as nearest relative and stating to be a self employed tire repairer. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Augustinus and Gertrude were living at 578 Mt. Elliott Avenue in Detroit in 1920 with their sons Frank, age 11, and  Joseph, age 9 (Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013, United States Census, 1940, SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch) and Augustinus' brother August-Joseph. Augustinus is listed as auto repair man in his own ship. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Augustinus and Gertrude were living at 2218 Mt. Elliott Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in 1930 in a house they owned worth $12000 with their son Joseph, age 19 and Augustinus's brother Joseph. Augustinus is listed as worked for a rubber company. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Gustavus and Gertrude were living on 2210 Mt. Elliott Avenue in Detroit, in a house they owned, worth $3333. They are listed as the "proprietors" of a "florist shop".  

Augustinus and Gertrude's son Frank married Magdalena Paternoster from Denderhoutem. 

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More information on Remigius-Ernestus De Neve x Rachelle Van Rossen

Rachelle on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1927 on FamilySearch. Rachelle and Remigius-Ernestus's tombstone on Canada GenWeb's Cemetery Project

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More information on Maria De Niels and siblings Henricus-Josephus-Mauritius, Renatus-Carolus, Irma and Elisa-Adolphine De Niels

Maria on the Ellis Island database : (1). Marie on the Maria on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 on FamilySearch. Marie on FindAGrave.
Henricus-Josephus-Mauritius on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Henricus-Josephus-Mauritius on FindAGrave.
Renatus-Carolus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Renatus-Carolus on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Irma on the Ellis Island database : (1). Irma on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 on FamilySearch.
Elisa-Adolphine on the Ellis Island database : (1). Elisa-Adolphone on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, the sibling's parents Philemondus and Maria-Felicitas were living at 4607 Montclair in Detroit in 1930 in a house they owned worth $6000 together with their daughter Elsa-Adolphina ("Elsie"), age 14. Philemondus is listed as a bricklayer in the building industry. Philemondus and Maria-Felicitas' daughter Maria-Theresia and son-in-law Edmondus Wynant were living nearby at 4571 Montclair. 

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, Maria married Benoit-Henri Meganck (Ellis Island; New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, United States Census, 1920, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996 and SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave) from Kerksken, Belgium on the 21st of May, 1921 in Detroit. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Maria and Henri were living at 4133 Lakepointe in Detroit in 1930 in a house they owned worth $3000 together with their children Albert (The National Archives and Records; SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave) and Elsie, twins aged 2. Benoit-Henri is listed as a bricklayer. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Maria and Henri were living at 15093 Saratoga Avenue in Detroit, in a house they owned worth $2200, with their son Albert, age 12, daughter Elsie, age 12, son Elmer, age 6 (Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001, Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, SSDI, Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave), and daughter Mary Jane, age 3. Henri is listed as a "sprayman" in a "motor car company", having worked 40 weeks in 1939 and earned $900. 

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, Henricus-Josephus-Mauritius married Celine De Mulder on the 21st of March, 1925 in Detroit. Henricus-Josephus-Mauritius ("Maurice") is listed as "bricklayer" on the marriage certificate, Celina as "factory worker". The marriage certificate states further that Celine was born in France, daughter of Peter and Renilda Van Staerteghem. Henricus-Josephus-Mauritius and Celine had a son Robert (Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Henricus-Josephus-Mauritius and Celine were living on Alcoy Avenue 20203 in Detroit, in a $40 per month rental, with their son Robert, age 13, daughters Edna, age 12, and Elsie, age 7, and a four month old baby son, Maurice. Henricus-Josephus-Mauritius is listed as a "brick mason" in the building industry, having worked 12 weeks in 1939 and earned $425.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Renatus-Carolus and his wife Maria De Cooman (?) were living on Woodlawn Avenue in Detroit in 1930 in a $30 per week rental together with their son Joseph, age 2 (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Renatus-Carolus and Maria were living at 5254 Hereford Avenue in Detroit in a house they owned worth $4500 together with their son Joseph, age 11. Renatus-Carolus is listed as a "bricklayer" in a private business.
Renatus-Carolus and Maria's son Joseph's obituary as published in The Times Herald from May 21 to May 22, 2013 reads:
Joseph P. Daniels, Yale - Joseph P. Daniels, 85, died Monday, May 20, 2013 in Port Huron Hospital. He was born April 18, 1928 in Detroit, son of the late Rene and Maria (Cornelius) Daniels.  He married Eleanor L. Beldock on August 28, 1948 in Detroit.  She died August 10, 1994. Joe was a retired union brick layer and mason. Surviving are his daughter Bonnie (Ed) Stone of Croswell; nine grandchildren: Amy, Amanda, Justin, Sean, Jeff, Kyle, Bernadette, Jerry and Joey; and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Gerald and a daughter Beverly Schumitsch. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.Thursday in the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. The Rev. Kenneth Hetzel, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Ruby Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday.  Memorials are suggested to the F. Presbyterian Church of Croswell. www.pomeroyfuneralhomes.com

Elisa-Adolphine married an Alfons De Clercq from Ninove (?).  According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Elisa-Adolphine and Alfons were residing in a $30 per month rental at 908 Neff Road in Grosse Pointe City, Wayne County, Michigan,  paying $30. Alfons is listed as "laborer" in "building construction", having worked 26 weeks in 1939 and earned $910.

As can be seen by the entrees in the SSDI, "De Niels" became "Daniels" in the USA.

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More information on siblings Melania, Karel en Magdalena De Nul
Melania on Ellis Island: (1). Melania on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 and British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993 on FamilySearch. Melania on the British Columbia Archives.
Karel on the Canada Census, 1911, British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993 on FamilySearch. Karel on the British Columbia Archives.
Magdalena on the Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957, Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957 and Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.

Melania married Joannes-Baptiste Van den Stockt from Denderhoutem.

According to the Nanaimo Family History Society - Ships Passenger List Index, Karel De Nul arrived in Canada on 11th of June, 1909 on the Laurentic.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932, Magdalena married Gustave De Wetter from Kerksken (Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch) on the 22nd of May, 1920 in New Westminster, B.C., Canada (see also British Columbia Archives). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Magdalena and Gustaaf were living at 8917 Armour in Detroit, Michigan in 1930 in a $35 per month rental together with their daughter Germain, age 6. Gustave is listed as laborer in an auto plant. After Gustave's death, Magdalena remarried and according to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Magdalena and new husband Alois Vanderhaegen (Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch) were residing at 13231 Canfield Avenue in Detroit, in a $80 per month rental, together with Magdalena's daughter Germaine C., age 16, sons Gilbert, age 14 (Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996, SSDI on FamilySearch), Urbain, age 9 (SSDI on FamilySearch), Frank C., age 3 (SSDI on FamilySearch) and Alois' brother Gilbert, age 36 (Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996, SSDI on FamilySearch). Alois is listed as "plasterer" with a "plasterer contractor", having worked 48 weeks in 1939 and earned $1550.

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More information on Petrus De Pauw x Maria-Sidonia Goubert and family

Petrus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Petrus on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 and Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2) on FamilySearch.
The whole family en route to Canada on Ellis Island database : (1)

"012461-25 (Kent Co) Gustaaf DEPAUW, 24, farm laborer, Belgium, Chatham twp., s/o Peter DEPAUW b. Belgium & Sidone GOUBERT, married Josephine DENEVE, 19, home duties, Belgium, Chatham twp., d/o Theophiel DENEVE b. Belgium & Adela VAN DEN STEEN, witn: Prosper VAN HOE, C.P.R. Hotel Chatham, Laura M. PERKINS, 43 William St. N. Chatham, 25 February 1925 at Chatham"
The Ontario Vital Statistics Project - Ontario Marriage Registrations on Rootsweb

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,  daughter Maria De Pauw and Gabriel D'Hoker were married on the 26th of November, 1927 in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada.
Maria's death certificate can be found on Familysearch. She was a housewife at the time of her death. The certificate states that her address was Canada, Ontario, Delhi, R.R.#6.

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More information on siblings Petrus, Joanna-Catharina, Theophilus-Albertus and Amandus De Pauw

Petrus on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2)
Theophilus-Albertus on the Ellis Island database : (1)
Amandus on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Amandus on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch
Franciscus-Dominicus-Albertus De Pauw on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch

Joanna-Catharina married Remigius De Winter from Denderhoutem. 

Theophilus-Albertus drowned on August 2nd, 1909 in Douglas, Alaska, where he probably worked in one of the goldmines. His death is reported in the Douglas Island Newspaper, August 3th, 1909; page 3, column 2 (copy courtesy of Richard & Marie Kent, Juneau, AK; Gastineau Genealogical Society (GGS), 21 Feb. 2010) . According to the article, Theophilus-Albertus got seriously drunk, stumbled to the waterside during the night, fell over and drowned. The civil registry in Denderhoutem holds a letter from the pastor of "Our Lady of the Mines" at the time informing the authorities in Denderhoutem of Theophile's death. 

Amandus married Maria-Irma Van Herreweghe from Denderhoutem. Maria-Irma was the daugther of Petrus Van Herreweghe x Sidonia De Bruyn. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Amandus and Maria-Irma were living on 2635 Alter Road in Detroit in a house they owned worth $4000, with their son Frank, age 23 (SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch; Belgian-American Association), daughter Bertha, age 20 (SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch), son Morris, age 18, and daughter Adeline, age 10 (SSDI on FamilySearch). Amandus is listed as a "loader" in the automobile manufacturing industry, Frank as a laborer in the same industry and Morris as a "hardware clerk" in a hardware retail store. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,  Amandus was living in Michigan  in 1942, unemployed, listing "Leo Vanderstockt" as "person who will allways know your address". Son Frank married Gabrielle-Maria Haezebrouck from Beveren-aan-de-IJzer, Belgium (Ellis Island : (1); 1930 Census, 1940 Census, SSDI on FamilySearch). Daughter Bertha married Charles F. Colpaert (SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch). Son Morris married Betty-Jane Van Coppenolle. Daughter Adeline married William-Howard Harder (SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch). 

"...About the DePauw's leaving British Columbia--to my knowledge we were the only DePauw's in British Columbia at that time, the others were DeBruyn's and I believe the Van Herreweghe's ,if any had been there , were long gone to Detroit, Michigan. 
When we lived in Canada around the year 1929 we lived in Riverside, Ontario, Canada. Then moved to Windsor, Ontario, Canada where Adeline was born. My father worked as a bricklayer during those years when he could find work. It was during the great depression. Then Feb. 4, 1930 we migrated to Detroit, Michigan under the Belgium quota.
My father had a brother Petrus De Pauw who migrated to the US and lived in Billings, Montana working as a cow-hand on various ranches. He visited us in 1935 or 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, he stayed about a month and then declared that living in the city was not what he enjoyed and therefore moved back to Montana. Over the next several years all communications with him were lost. Approximately in the year 1965 during a vacation in our western states, I went to the City Hall in Billings, Montana and inquired if there was a Petrus De Pauw registered to vote or on any real estate property. They checked for me but had no record of a Petrus De Pauw of any nature and could not help me locate him. That to my knowledge is the last attempt made to find out what happened to my uncle.  
I believe there was an offspring from the Catharina De Pauw & Remi De Winter marriage that came to the US and settled in Everett, Washington and had several children, I recall my Dad talking about them many years ago, however, I never had the pleasure of meeting them, hence my knowledge of them is strictly hearsay.
Phillip DeBruyn was my grandmother (Sidonia)'s first son (born out of wedlock) and was raised by his grandparents...Phillip owned a saw mill and had over two hundred people working for him.. "
Morris Depouw, Naples, Florida in emails, March 12-13, 2008

"Morris DePouw, 92, of Naples, FL died peacefully surrounded by his family on March 28, 2014. Born in Vancouver, BC on June 23, 1921, Morris spent much of his life and raised his family in the Detroit area. He was a disabled veteran, having served during WW II in the Navy. A graduate of Walsh College, Morris was the proud owner of Eastern Accounting & Insurance. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Betty; loving father of Judith Pearce (Charles) of Naples, Gary DePouw (Ann) of Clarkston, MI, Thomas DePouw (Barbara) of Naples; proud grandfather of Charles (Julie) and Martin Pearce, Johnathan Dugan (Melissa), Mason and Grahm and Ross (deceased) DePouw, Sara and Caitlin and Ian Duncanson, Michael and Stephanie DePouw; loving great-grandfather of eight. A private memorial will be held in Naples, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105 or at www.avowcares.org. See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/naplesnews/obituary.aspx?pid=170509778#sthash.j6RUCLjE.dpuf"

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More information on Benoit De Pelsmaeker x Irena De Smet and family

Benoit-Joseph and Irena on Canada Genweb's Cemetery Project and FindAGrave.
Daughter Maria-Louise on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.

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More information on Augustus-Gustavus De Petter x Victorina Cannau

Augustus-Gustavus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Augustus-Gustavus on the California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, California Death Index, 1940-1997 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Victorina on the Ellis Island database : (1) (was married to Amandus Steppe at the time, see below). Victorina on the California Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.
Augustus-Gustavus, Victorina Cannau on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957

Transcription WWI Draft Card Augustus-Gustavus: "City or county: Los Alamitos; Marriage Status: Single; Immigration Status: Alien; Occupation: Rancher; Employer: August De Petter; Dependents+notes: mother; Military service: no"

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Augustus-Gustavus and Victorina were living in Los Alamitos, Orange County, California in 1930 together with their stepdaughter Valentina Steppe, age 14 and daughter Elsie, age 7 (California Birth Index, 1905-1995, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, California Death Index, 1940-1997 and the SSDI on FamilySearch). See also "Our Starck Ancestors". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Augustus-Gustavus and Victorina were living on 243 Westminster in Seal Beach, Orange County, California, paying $20 rent, in 1940 with their daughter Elsie, age 17. Augustus-Gustavus is listed as "operator" on a farm. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Augustus-Gustavus' address in 1942 was "Road 1 Box 218, Westminster, California". The record further states the name and address of his employer: "Elmer Hughes, 233 7th Street, Seal Beach Californa, Hellman Ranch", and lists "Fleming Rubert, Route 1, Box 217, Westminster, California" as "person who will allways know your address".

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More information on Alexis De Punt x Rosalia De Pauw and children

Alexis on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2), (3). Alexis on the Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Rosalia on the Ellis Island database : (1). Rosalia on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Richardus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Richardus on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Maria-Malvina on the Ellis Island database : (1)
Maria-Gabriella on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Gabriella on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Alexis was living at 191 Mount Elliott Avenue in Detroit in 1918 and "laborer" at the "City Gas Company" located at Wight & Meldrum Avenue. Alexis lists his wife as "nearest relative" living at191 Mount Elliott Avenue in Detroit. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Alexis and Rosalia were living in a rental at 191 Mount Elliott Avenue in Detroit with their son Richardus and daughters Maria-Malvina and Maria-Gabriella. Alexis is listed as a laborer in a foundry, Rosalia as "capsule maker" in a laboratory. On April 3, 1929, the family lived at 1161 Wayburn Ave., Grosse Point, Michigan as evidenced by the ship manifest on which his brother Ernest and his family set sail for the States. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Alexis and Rosalia were living at 1161 "Wayburn City Limits" with their son Richardus and daughter Maria-Gabriella in a house they owned worth $10000. Alexis is listed as a laborer in a foundry, Richardus as a laborer in a "body factory". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Alexis and Rosalia were living at 4151 Nottingham Avenue in Detroit, in a house they owned worth $5500. Alexis is listed as "gardner" in a private home, having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $1200. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,  Alexis was still living in Detroit  in 1942, working as a gardner, listing "daughter Mrs. Gabrielle Nordquist" as "person who will allways know your address".

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, son Richardus and his wife Palmyre Malfroid (SSDI on FamilySearch) were living at 1161 Wayburn Avenue in Detroit in 1940, in a house they rented for $20 per month, with their daughter Helena, age 4. Richardus is listed as "body trimmer" in a "auto body plant", having worked 34 weeks in 1939 and earned $1480; Palmyra is listed as "helper" in a "auto parts plant", having worked 4 weeks in 1939 and earned $72.

Daughter Maria-Gabriella married Floyd-Benjamine Norquest. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Maria-Gabriella and her husband were living in Detroit in 1935 but had moved by 1940 to Harper Place 320 in Highland Park, Middlesex County, New Jersey, paying $43 per month in rent, where they lived with their daughters Rosemarie, age 9 (FindAGrave) and Shirley age 5. Her husband is listed as "cigar machine mechanic" in a "cigar factory", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $2106.
Notice of Maria-Gabriella's death in the Daily Herald, October 31, 2003 :  "Mary Gabrielle Norquest (nee DePunt) of Buffalo Grove, 93, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29. Arrangement are being made by the Kolssak Funeral Home, Wheeling, (847)537-6600".

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More information on Ernest De Punt x Celine De Sadeleer and children

Ernest on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Ernest on FindAGrave.
Celine on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 and  Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Celine on FindAGrave.
Joseph on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 and  Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch

Ernest was a brother of Alexis. Ernest and his family arrived in the States on April 3rd, 1929, sailing on the Olympic from Southampton.
According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Ernest and Celine were living in Detroit in 1930 together with their son Joseph. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Ernest and Celine were living on Marlborough Street 4328 in Detroit, paying $15 rent per month, with their son Joseph, age 13. Ernest is listed as laborer in the building industry, having worked 46 weeks in 1939 and earned $1700, Celine as "kitchen helper" in a "retail bakery", having worked 50 weeks in 1939 and earned $754.

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More information on Joannes-Baptiste De Ro x Maria-Clementina Bael and family

Joannes-Baptiste on the British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993 on FamilySearch. Joannes-Baptiste on FindAGrave.
Maria-Clementina on the Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 and British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993 on FamilySearch. Maria-Clementina on the FindAGrave.
Franciscus on the United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Franciscus on Billion Graves.
Cyrillus on the Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922, Social Security Death Index and Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998 on FamilySearch. Cyrillus on FindAGrave.
Omer-Constantinus on the Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 on FamilySearch.
Albertus-Franciscus on the Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922, California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976, Social Security Death Index and United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 on FamilySearch. Albertus-Franciscus on FindAGrave and Billion Graves.

Joannes-Baptiste De Ro and Maria-Clementina Bael had 5 children that were born in Belgium and 3 in Canada (Alice, Emma and Izabelle-Mary). 

According to the death certificate on the British Columbia ArchivesJoannes-Baptiste, retiree, died at the age of 76, suffering from cirrhosis of the liver, in Vernon Jubilee Hospital in Vernon, B.C. The informant listed on the certificate is his son "O De Roo", living at "RR3 Vernon, B.C."

According to the death certificate on the British Columbia Archives, Maria-Clementina, houseworker, died at the age of 95, with a stated cause of death of a myocardial infarction, at Stillwaters Rest Home in Kelowna, B.C. The informant listed on the certificate is her son "Omer De Roo", living in Vernon, B.C.

Oldest son Franciscus married Magdalena-Philomena Raes (California Death Index, 1940-1997, SSDI on FamilySearch; Billion Graves). 

According to the marriage certificate on the British Columbia Archives, daughter Alice married William Knox, an engineer, on the 28th of April, 1926 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada (British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938 on FamilySearch).

Son Cyrillus married Lavenia Kerr (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Cyrillus and Lavenia were living in Everett, Snohomish County, Washington in 1930 together with their son Howard, age 1. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Cyrillus and Lavenia were living in Snohomish County, Washington in 1930, in a house they owned worth $4000, together with their son Howard, age 11 and daughter Caroline, age 8 (Idaho Marriage Index, 1947-1961, United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave; Billion Graves). Cyrillus is listed as a "poultryman" on a farm, having worked 52 weeks in 1939.
Obituary for Lavenia Kerr: Mail Tribune, August 24, 2000
The funeral service for Lavenia Beanie DeRoo will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Perl Funeral Home at Siskiyou Memorial Park. Mrs. DeRoo, 91, of Medford, died Monday (Aug. 21, 2000) at a foster care home in Medford. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. She was born Lavenia Kerr on May 21, 1909, in Piggott, Ark. On Aug. 19, 1927, in Everett, Wash., she married Cyriel DeRoo, who died in 1982. She moved to the Rogue Valley in 1960 from Los Angeles. Mrs. DeRoo worked in the family businesses in restaurants and lounges and also as a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Cyriel Howard, Medford; a daughter, Caroline (DeRoo) Ebert, Camano Island, Wash.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters; three brothers. A grandson died in Vietnam in 1970. Arrangements: Perl Funeral Services, Medford.


According to the marriage certificate on the British Columbia Archives, daughter Emma married a first time John Mathewson Ferguson, a rancher, on the 25th of June, 1927 in Kamloops, B.C., Canada (British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938 on FamilySearch). After John Mathewson Ferguson's death, according to the marriage certificate on the British Columbia ArchivesEmma married a second time Frank Ryan, a "chicken dresser" on a poultry farm, on the 29th of April, 1939 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Emma married a third time, with Heard Ian Noel Stokes (British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993 on FamilySearch)
Obituary for daughter Emma ("Amy"): Vernon Morning Star : Amy Stokes, March 12, 2005
AMY STOKES (nee DeRoo) born in Pritchard, B.C., passed away peacefully in Kelowna on March 12, 2005. Beloved mother to Joan and Shirley and sister to Omer (Alice), Albert (Bobbie) and Izabelle (Alf). She will be missed and fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, her eight grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Many thanks to the staff at Orchard Manor in Kelowna. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 18, at 1:30 P.M., in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, with the Reverend Father Martin Peyton officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Amy to the charity of their choice. Arrangements are entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon. 250-542-4333.

According to the marriage certificate on the British Columbia Archives, son Omer-Constantinus, a farmer, married Annie-Eileen Moses (British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993 on FamilySearch), a stenographer, on the 27th of November, 1935 in Vernon, B.C., Canada (British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938 on FamilySearch). After Annie-Eileen's death, Omer-Constantinus married Alice-Lucille Carson née Hamann.
Obituary for son Omer-Constantinus: Vernon Morning Star Vernon, BC, DeRoo, Omer Tuesday, 28 Jun 2005
Omer DeRoo passed away peacefully in Kamloops, B.C. on June 28, 2005 at the age of 91 years. He is predeceased by his parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters and his first wife Eileen in 1980. Omer is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Alice of Falkland, daughter Evelyn (Leonard) Wal of Kamloops, grandson Glen (Tracey) Wal of Prince George, great grandson Griffin Wal of Prince George. He is also survived by his second family; 2 sons Robert (Gayle) Carson of Falkland, Raymond (Karen) Carson of Falkland, 1 grandson, 4 grandaughters and 4 great grandchildren. Omer was a lifetime member of the Schubert Centre. Omer was born March 1, 1914 in Belgium. The family were unable to leave Europe because of the impending WWI. In 1920 they returned to Martin Prairie/the Pritchard area. His recent memories and stories were of that area. In 1932 the family purchased the BX Ranch, this move involved a well remembered 3 day cattle drive, horse trailing and introcucation to the Vernon area. Farming, cowboying and family filled his life for the next 73 years on several BX area farms. He was happiest growing vegetables, fruit, hay, cattle and always needed a favorite horse to ride. He was so fortunate to have the love of 2 wives and a close small family. He cherished his family and the friendship of many. A special thank to Dr. William Cawkell, the Vernon Jubilee Hospital and the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House and staff. A funeral service will be held from the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Saturday, July 2, 2005 at 11:00 am with burial at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME 542-4333 or email condolences to pleasantvalleyfh.com
Obituary for son Omer-Constantinus's second wife: Vernon Morning Star: Alice-Lucille DeRoo (Hamann, Carson), July 18, 1920 – May 14, 2018
Alice was born on July 18, 1920 in Regina, SK to Robert and Laura Hamann of Craik, SK. Alice married Harold Carson on November 7, 1941 and had two sons: Robert and Raymond. Harold passed away on August 19, 1975. She then married Omer DeRoo on September 24, 1983. Omer passed away on June 28, 2005. Alice is survived by two sons and their wives, one step daughter, two grandsons, four granddaughters, three great granddaughters and four great-great grandchildren. She is predeceased by parents and six brothers and two sisters. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca. Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866.

Obituary for son Albertus-FranciscusNorth County Times and The Californian : Albert DeRoo, 89
VISTA - Albert Frank DeRoo, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.
Born Dec. 5, 1916, in Denderodam, Belgium, he lived in Vista for 28 years. He retired in 1977 as the owner of a cocktail lounge in Burbank for 30 years. He was a member and past exalted ruler of the Burbank Elk's Lodge. He was a member of the Vista Elk's Lodge. Mr. DeRoo was preceded in death by his son, John Albert DeRoo, Jan. 6, 1970. He is survived by his wife, Roberta DeRoo of Vista; daughters Cathy Younger of Los Angeles, Carolyn Wagman of Northridge and Barbara Duncan of Nacogdoches, Texas; sister Isabelle Lagreca of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills. Allen Bros. Mortuary, Vista Chapel, is handling arrangements. 

Daughter Izabelle-Mary (FindAGrave) married Alfred LaGreca.
Obituary for Izabelle-Mary: Vernon Morning Star, Izabelle Mary La Greca (De Roo), October 1, 1923- March 11, 2008
Our Beloved Izabelle passed away after a valiant struggle with multiple ailments at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. She was born in Vancouver to Belgian immigrants, John and Marie De Roo who predeceased her along with her siblings Gilbert, Frank, Cyril, Alice, Amy, Albert, and Omer. The family farmed at Duck Range before purchasing the BX Ranch in 1929(1). Izabelle had fond memories of growing up on the ranch such as riding her Palomino horse to town to get the mail. Izabelle served in the Women's Army Corps during WWII in Vernon and Vancouver. She later worked at the Georgia Hotel followed by an adventurous couple of years living and working in Whitehorse. Izabelle returned to Vernon to work at the National Café for Nick Alexis, where she met the love of her life, Alfred La Greca. They married six months later at St. James Church and welcomed four children; John, Joan, Mary Lynn and Elaine within the following five years. Izabelle was a very kind and attentive mother to her children and later to her grandchildren; Dhorea and Angelica Duggan. Izabelle also leaves cousins Joan, Shirley, Dennis, Howard and niece Evelyn to mourn her passing.
The family would like to thank Dr.’s David Naude, Paul Smylie, Brian Chai, John Crowley, Mahmoud Abdel-Kader, and Alfred Chan, in addition to the Chaplain John Franson, Father Martin Peyton, RN’s, LPN’s, RT’s, Physio, Xray, Lab, Pharmacy, Kitchen, Cleaning and Support staff; for their care, concern and compassion over the past two months. Further thank you extended to the entire staff at Heritage Square along with Samantha Brewer RMT, for being a second family to our loved one. Visitation will be held at Vernon Funeral home on Tuesday March 18th at 2:00 p.m., followed by Prayers at St. James Church at 6:00 p.m. Celebration of Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday March 19th 10:00 a.m. with interment at Vernon Cemetery, followed by a tea in the Church basement. All are welcome to celebrate the life of a quiet, gentle spirit we knew as Izabelle, Moma, and Gramma. Vernon Funeral Home: 250-542-0155
(1) According to the biographical history of the BX Ranch by BX Ranch Ltd. and her brother Omer-Constantinus' obituary , the ranch was sold to "John De Roo" in 1931. John then owned the ranch for 16 years.

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More information on Josephus De Sadeleer x Paulina Baeyens and children

Josephus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Josephus on the California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994California, Death Index, 1940-1997 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Paulina on the Ellis Island database : (1). Paulina on the California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 and California Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.
Omer-Eugeen on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
For Paulina, see also siblings Paulina, Alexis and Benediktus-Rene Baeyens

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Josephus and Paulina were living in Los Alamitos, CA in 1920 together with Paulina's brother Benediktus-Rene Baeyens. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Josephus and Paulina were living in Los Alamitos, CA in 1930 together with their son Omer-EugeenJosephus was naturalised 15 Jun 1932, Superior Court, Orange County, Santa Ana, Cal. (Ship manifest "Nieuw Amsterdam" dd. 29 Sep 1939). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940Josephus and Paulina were living on 242 Westminster in Seal Beach, Orange County, California, paying $20 rent per month. Josephus is listed as "operator" on a farm.

"Joseph De Sadeleer, from Denderhoutem, was married to Pauline Baeyens from the same village, sister of Rene Baeyens. Husband and wife left for California after the birth of their son Omer, leaving their son in the care of her sister. They returned home in 1922 and bought a house in the Okegemsestraat (den Doorn) in Ninove. This must not have been to their liking because in 1926 the whole family left for California again and this time for good. Both have since died in California. They were good friends to August and Céline Caigneau."
Frans De Man, Denderhoutem in "Vlaamse Immigranten in California" by F.V.Goeman, 1997, pg.40

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940son Omer-Eugeen was living on 516 Central Avenue in Seal Beach, Orange County, California, paying $30 rent per month. Omer-Eugeen is listed as "physician surgeon osteopath" running a "private practice". According to the marriage certificate on FamilySearch's California, County Marriages, 1850-1952Omer-Eugeen married Edith-Rosalind Little (United States Census, 1920, United States Census, 1930, United States Census, 1940, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, California Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch) on December 13th, 1940 in Seal Beach, Orange Co., California.


MEET DR. HOMER E. DESADELEER: THE DOCTOR OF SEAL BEACH
By For the Sun - October 29, 2010
https://www.sunnews.org/meet-dr-homer-e-desadeleer-the-doctor-of-seal-beach/
Homer DeSadeleer was born in Ninove, Belgium in 1912.  His family arrived at Ellis Island from war torn Europe in search of a better life in 1922.  Joseph and Pauline chose Seal Beach, having Belgian friends and family already living in the area.  His father, Joseph, was employed by the Hellman Ranch as a supervisor of the sugar beet production.  He also owned a farm house with several acres where the Navy Base is now located. Homer did not speak a word of English while enrolled in Seal Beach Elementary School, until a young lady named Annabelle Krenwinkle took him under her wing and helped him learn English.  They had a lifelong friendship from then on.  He attended Huntington Beach High School and graduated in three years. After graduation, he was determined to become a linguist, speaking seven languages fluently but changed his mind while at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles and decided to study medicine. Upon receiving his medical degree from The college of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. DeSadeleer began practicing medicine in 1939 at 119 Main St. in Seal Beach.  Prior to that, the building was operating as a gambling parlor.  Lillian Herman was his nurse and the first year was slow and according to her they spent more time playing cards than seeing patients.  Fortunately business picked up, and he continued to practice medicine at that location for over 25 years. Dr. DeSadeleer did not believe in appointments. One of his first patients was Philip Stanton, the Founding Father of Seal Beach.  He had a bench in front of his office and patients started lining up at about 8 AM each morning on a first come, first serve basis.  It is estimated that he delivered between 5,000 to 6,000 babies this being his favorite part of being a doctor.  There are still generations of the doctor’s “babies” living in Seal Beach today.  He also made house calls to patients too old or too ill to come to his office. He never charged more than the patient could afford, even if it meant he was paid in baked goods, eggs, services or just a big hug and thank you. In 1940, he married Edith Little at St. Anne’s Catholic Church where he was an active member for the rest of his life.  The reception was held at the Glider Inn which was his favorite restaurant.  They built their home on the corner of 6th and Ocean Ave.  They had three children, Pauline, Norman and Mary. Homer was famous for his beautiful garden, most admired for his gorgeous roses and dahlias.  It was not unusual to see the good Doctor driving around town with the back seat of his car overflowing with fresh flowers, for when he went on house calls he always picked some to cheer his sick patients. He loved being a doctor and helping people.  He never charged anyone that could not pay, he didn’t practice medicine for the money, he did it for love. Dr. DeSadeleer acted as a local air raid warden during WWII and for many years assisted the Seal Beach Police Department with their arrests for the inebriated, by  performing sobriety tests for those brought into the living room of his Ocean Ave. home.  If you couldn’t say Methodist, Episcopal or anesthetist you were going to the pokey.  During the summer, the Seal Beach lifeguards brought in the patients of stingray wounds. He was a charter member of the Seal Beach Lions Club.  Among his duties, he was a tail twister, a “Sergeant-At-Arms”, who levied fines on his fellow members that violated the rules,  making extra money for the Lions Club at every meeting.  After his death, the Seal Beach Lions awarded him the Melvin Jones fellowship making him a member of a highly select fraternity of about 10,000 nationally at the time.  Being a 50 year member, they also honored him with a lifetime membership for this service. Dr. DeSadeleer left a huge legacy of love and kindness to his fellow man and adopted country, both as a physician and as a member of the Seal Beach community. He is still remembered by his family, friends and church as the kind of country doctor that we wish we still had.

Journal-Sun, November 24, 1988, by Frank A. Fischer, reproduced in "Vlaamse Immigranten in California" by F.V.Goeman, 1997, pg.119-121
De Sadeleer, longtime S.B. physician, dies
Seal Beach is still trying to come to terms with the loss of one of its most esteemed citizens, Dr. Homer Eugene DeSadeleer, who died Friday, Nov. 11, of heart failure after a long illness. He was 75. The man who one local resident called "a Norman Rockwell painting come to life", was not only reputed to have delivered between 4,000 to 6,000 babies during his 50-year medical career, but had also been deeply involved in a host of community activities and charities. "Seal Beach was his", said Harry Condo of Condo's Rock & Shell shop on 125 Main. He described DeSadeleer as "very quiet," but added, "if you did need him, he was there." Fondness, sorrow, and admiration were expressed by several long-time Seal Beach residents who knew DeSadeleer well and were in unison in their praise of the general practitioner from Belgium. "The guy was a giant," remarked George Heisick, president of the Seal Beach Host Lions Club which would have celebrated DeSadeleer's 50th anniversary as its last surviving charted member in February. "Seal Beach has had a helluva loss because he's gone." "He was the last of the old country doctors," said Dr. Albert J. Nelson, one of DeSadeleer's associates for seven years until DeSadeleer retired from the practice at 119 Main Street in 1962. In addition to being a highly respected professional and active member of the community, DeSadeleer, who would have been the grand marshall at this year's Christmas parade, was also known to frequently help patients who couldn't pay their bill. Many times he was spotted loading his car with food to take on house calls to the poor. Born Dec. 1, 1912 in Ninove, a town in central Belgium, approximately 15 miles west of Brussels, DeSadeleer came to Seal Beach when he was 13, While he attended Zoeter Elementary and Huntington Beach High School, his father grew sugar beets for a living on the Hellman Ranch property. Speaking seven languages, DeSadeleer was originally drawn to studying linguistics but switched to medicine at Loyola Marymount University. Subsequent schooling at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Los Angeles and the University of California, Irvine, led to an M.D. as a general practitioner with a specialty in obstetrics. Among his patients, his level of concern for their welfare was wellknown. DeSadeleer was Ila J. Wilson's doctor since 1939, and she said, "He was a guy that cared about people...he didn't do it for the money. He did it for love." Not only didn't he charge people who couldn't pay, Heisick pointed out, "If you could't go to him, he'd come to you. He was that kind of doctor." DeSadeleer would always go to patients with heart conditions to save them the stress of a trip, said Wilson. When her husband had his heart attacks, "He was right there." After completing an internship at Los Angeles County Hospital, DeSadeleer worked for Pacific Hospital in Long Beach and Los Alamitos Hospital. In addition, he operated the small practice on Main Street which he opened in 1938, in what formerly had been an old gambling hall. Over the years, DeSadeleer would become an institution around the sprawling rural countryside that gradually turned into the maze of freeways that it is today. With his dog, Gidget, he'd regularly check on his patients, no matter where they lived. When he closed his clinic in Seal Beach, he continued to make house calls as well as treat patients at his home at 519 Ocean. "He was like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life," said Phyllis Jay, Seal Beach resident since 1920. "He was the ideal family doctor. The kind that used to be. The kind we needed." His daughter, Pauline Harbour, summed it up succinctly. "He thought about everyone before himself." Russel E. Carley, who has lived in Seal Beach for 68 years, recalled that, at first, he had a difficult time understanding DeSadeleer, who spoke with a heavy Belgian accent and pronounces "blood" like "blued". That didn't stand in the doctor's way, and he built up a loyal and supportive network friends, clients and family. "There is no one in Seal Beach who has ever said anything bad about Dr. DeSadeleer. He was a beautiful human being," said Heisick. The doctor's later years were spent caring for his wife, Edith Roslyn, of Sault Saint Marie, Michigan, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease until her death on Aug. 21. According to Heisick, DeSadeleer's "greatest fear was to die before Edith did," because he didn't know who'd take care of his wife's condition and often took her along to help on house calls, since she had previously been his nursing assistant for a year until she became pregnant. "His reason for living was to take care of his wife," said Mildred Sprouse, and Nelson remembered DeSadeleer telling him that he'd never commit his wife to a hospital since "it was his marriage vow that he'd take care of her." DeSadeleer also owned the liquor store at 112 Main Stree, although he never visited the establishment, stated Mabel Shaw, the manager. During her 40 years of friendship with the doctor, Shaw noticed that the store seemed to be "an investment left to me." She said: "He was more interested in whether I was working too hard." No one is really sure how many babies DeSadeleer delivered. On the low side, Harbour and Wilson estimate it was 4,000. Carley Shaw and Heisick guess it was more like 5,000, but Kurt Van Derwest, chairman, Lions Red Cross Arm, said during a June speech, honoring DeSadeleer that he was sure it was about 6,000. "He loved to deliver babies," said Nelson, content to let the matter rest there. Forever etched in the minds of the people DeSadeleer came into contact with is the sincerety of an unassuming man who felt a need to help others. He gave to a multitude of charities, "practically all of them," Wilson believed, and on June 22 perhaps arrived at the pinnacle of his humanitarian service when he was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship by the Seal Beack Lions. This honor, named after the founder of the Lions, made him a member of a highly select fraternity of about 10,000 men who are the directors of a fund dedicated to disaster relief, according to Heisick. One of the most dramatic examples of what this organization does is the monetory contribution it made to help those hit by the Mexico City earthquake of September 1985. Many in Seal Beach retain memories of DeSadeleer tending to the garden he loved so much, or frequenting one of his favorite restaurants, the Glide'er Inn. He had a cabin near Lake Arrowhead, recalled Nelson, where he liked to relax, although many times he was called away from there to deliver babies. "Seal Beach was his home," Shaw said, but DeSadeleer returned to his native Belgium several times to see the many relatives he had there. On one occasion, "he got out of Holland by the skin of his teeth," during the invasion of his homeland by the Germans in World War II, Harbour said. To the Lions, he was their "tail twister," the sergeant-at-arms who levied fines against violators of club rules. They made him a life member. Perhaps the biggest compliment, which those who admired him could pay occurred during his funeral procession on Tuesday, Nov. 15, after the mass at St. Anne's. Nash said that there were so many mourners who wanted to accompany the body to All Soul's Cemetery in Long Beach that extra police had to be summoned as escort. This definitely gave meaning to the words of Frank Curtis, Seal Beach resident since 1912 and the general contractor who designed DeSadeleer's medical office on Main Street, who said: "Everybody was a friend of Dr. DeSadeleer." DeSadeleer leaves behind a son, Norman J. DeSadeleer, two daughters, Pauline Harbour and Mary Strangeland, and seven grandchildren.

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More information on Dominicus De Schutter
Dominicus on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2), (3), (4). Dominicus on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Dominicus was living at 79 1/2 Meldrum Avenue in Detroit in September 1918, married, and was a "bottom filler" for the "Detroit Furnace Company", listing his wife Paulina Perdaens (New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942, Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch) as his nearest relative. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Dominicus was living in Detroit in 1930 together with his wife Pauline and their children Charles (Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996, SSDI on FamilySearch), age 17, Mary (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave), age 15, Caroline, age 13, Aivonne (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave), age 5 and Margaret, age 4. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940Dominicus and Pauline were living at 13810 Pinewood Avenue in Detroit in 1940 in a house they owned worth $1600, together with their children Charles, age 26, Aivonne, age 16 and Margaret, age 14. Dominicus is listed as laborer in housing construction, having worked 15 weeks in 1939. Charles is listed as delivery boy for a "typograph company", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $676. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,  Dominicus was still  living in Detroit  in 1942, working for Art J. Cook, listing "Thomas Rucinski" as "person who will allways know your address".

Daughter Mary-Therese married Donald Eli "Don" Shavalia (Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996, SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). 

Daughter Aivone married William Rasschaert. Aivone's obituary on Memorial Solutions :
Aivone Rasschaert - April 6, 1924 - August 25, 2008 - Beloved wife of the late William. Mother of John Rasschaert and Mother in law of Patricia Rachaert. Grandmother of Kim (Jim) Brown, Steve (Melissa) Rasschaert, Jennifer (Mike) Kilpatrick and Dan Rasschaert. Loving great grandmother of 12. Sister of Margaret and the late Charles, Theresa and Caroline.  Services: In-state at 9:30am, Service at 10:00am on Friday, August 29th at: St. Gertrude Catholic Church. Cemetery: Sacred Heart Cemetery 18430 Utica Road Roseville, Michigan 48066. Location: Kaul Funeral Home (St. Clair Shores) 28433 Jefferson Ave. St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

Daughter Margaret-Marie married Allen Harris. Margaret-Marie's obituary:
Margaret Marie Harris - Mrs. Margaret Marie Harris, 86 of Atlanta, MI passed away on May 20, 2012 at Turning Brook Nursing Home in Alpena. She was born to Dominic and Pauline (Perdans) DeSchutter on January 18, 1926 in Detroit, MI. She married the late, "Bud" Allen Harris on February 14, 1946 in Detroit and they spent many wonderful years together before his passing in 2007. Margaret lived in the Atlanta area for the past forty-years and vacationed there since 1959. She was a member of the Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and past member of the Atlanta Eagles and VFW Post 9489. She was a bookkeeper and office manager for various companies over the years. She enjoyed crafts, crocheting, bingo, casino trips, and being outdoors; hunting, fishing, and canoeing. Above all, she enjoyed time spend with family and friends. She is survived by niece, Georgene Crongeyer of Armada, MI; and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, "Bud" Allen Harris; parents, Dominic and Pauline; brother, Charles; and sisters, Theresa, Caroline, and Aivone. There will be a graveside service held for Mrs. Harris on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM; Father Rolando Silva officiating. Interment will take place at Briley Twp Cemetery.
Green Funeral Homes of Montmorency County Michigan

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More information on brothers Victorinus and Franciscus-Josephus De Sutter
Victorinus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Victorinus on the California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 (2),  California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch. Victorinus on FindAGrave and BillionGraves.
Franciscus-Josephus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Franciscus-Josephus on the California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Franciscus-Josephus on FindAGrave and BillionGraves.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Victorinus was living in Santa Ana, California, in June 1917, single, and was a farmer. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Victorinus was living in Tustin, Orange Co., CA in 1930 together with his wife Genevieve-Marie (SSDICalifornia, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave) and his children Mary-Josephine (California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 (2) on FamilySearch), age 10, and William (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 (2), California, Death Index, 1940-1997, SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave), age 8, from his first marriage with Clementina Porte and Edmond-Joseph (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, SSDI on FamilySearch), age 2,  from his second marriage with Genevieve-Marie. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940Victorinus was living at 688 Orchard Avenue in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Orange County, California in 1940 ,in a house he owned worth $3300, together with his wife Genevieve-Marie and sons William, age 18, Edward, age 12, Victor jr., age 9 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch) and Robert, age 1 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave) . Victorinus is listed as a farmer. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,  Victorinus was living in Santa Ana Heights, Tustin, California  in 1942, a self-employed farmer with a ranch on "Red Hill", listing his wife  Genevieve-Marie as "person who will allways know your address".

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Franciscus-Josephus was a farmer in Santa Ana, Orange County, California in. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Franciscus-Josephus was living in Tustin, Orange Co., CA in 1930 together with his wife Angela-Euphemia-Coleta (California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave; BillionGraves) and his children Antoine-Francis (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, California, Death Index, 1940-1997, SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave; BillionGraves), Yvonne (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave) and Marguerite-Marie (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal CensusFranciscus-Josephus was living in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California in 1940 in a house he owned, together with his wife and children. Franciscus-Josephus is listed as the owner of a dairy farm. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,  Franciscus-Josephus was living at Route 3 BX360-C, Santa Ana, California  in 1942, a self-employed farmer, listing "Mrs. Victor De Sutter", living at R.D.4 BX270, Santa Ana, as "person who will allways know your address".

Obituary. "The Tustin News". Thursday, Nov. 13, 1980

Services were held this week for Josef De Sutter, 87, long time Tustin area resident and rancher who died Nov. 8 at Santa Ana-Tustin Community Hospital. Mr. De Sutter, who resided at 15401 Williams St., was born in Denderhoutem, Belgium. He came to the Tustin area in 1916 from Belgium. From 1917 until retiring in 1965, he farmed on the Irvine Ranch. He joined the U.S.Army in 1918 and after six weeks training at Ft. Lewis, was sent directly to France. He was 20 miles from home when the war ended and he returned to the Irvine Ranch where he farmed lima beans and sugar beets. He owned property in downtown Santa Ana, later sold it and purchased farm land in the Imperial Valley which he leased out. He was a charter member of the Irvine Bean and Grain association, a director of the Saddleback Mobil Lodge Park, a member of the World War I Veteran Barracks One, American Legion Post No. 131, Santa Ana Elks Lodge, V.F.W. and D.A.V. He and his widow, Genevieve, observed their 35th wedding anniversary Nov. 2. Besides his widow, he is survived by sons Tony, Eddie, Victor, and Bob De Sutter; daughters Yvonne Van Keirs Bulck of Garden Grove and Margaret Graves of Tustin; 26 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Rosary and mass were celebrated Nov. 11 at St. Cecilia Church with final rites Nov. 12 at St. Cecilia's. Burial was at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. Saddleback Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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More information on Richardus De Sutter x Adelina-Maria Wijnant and family
Richardus on ww.goDutch.com Richardus on FindAGrave.
Adelina-Maria on FindAGrave.
Franciscus-Ghislenus on FindAGrave.
Richardus, AdelinaFranciscus-Ghislenus and Betty-Helena-Alf on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 on FamilySearch.

Franciscus-Ghislenus married Doris-Velma Wolfe
Doris Velma (Wolfe) DeSutter, a resident of Chatham, passed away suddenly following complications from surgery at University Hospital, London on Monday, October 25, 2016 at the age of 71. Born in Chatham, daughter of the late John and Velma (Humphrey) Wolfe. Loving sister of Dorothy & Calvin Paul, Larry & Marlain Wolfe all of Bothwell.  Sadly missed by her dear friend Larry Richardson of Dresden. Also survived by sister-in-law Betty DePauw (Gus) of Dresden and many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends with be received at the Badder & Robinson Funeral Home, 211 Elm St. Bothwell, on Tuesday November 1, 2016 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at the Mayhew-Mt.Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM. If desired donations to the Diabetes Association or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com

Betty-Helena-Alf married Gus Depauw.

Richardus is the nephew of Victorinus and Franciscus-Josephus De Sutter.

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More information on Alphonse De Trogh x Maria-Oktavia Meganck
Alphonse on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 (2), California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. 
Maria-Oktavia on the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940Alphonse and Maria-Oktavia were living on Spring Street in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California in 1940, in a $15 per month rental, together with their son Morris-Cyrile (California Birth Index, 1905-1995, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 on FamilySearch), age 8, and daughter Alfonsine-Louise (California Birth Index, 1905-1995, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, California Divorce Index, 1966-1984 on FamilySearch), age 6. Alphonse is listed as a farmer. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942Alphonse was living and employed on Spring Street in Los Alamitos, Orange County, California in 1942, listing "Mrs. Octavie Troch, same address" as "person who will allways know your address".

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More information on  Achille-Camille De Vulder x Clementia Van der Hoeven and son Maurice De Vulder
Achille-Camille on FindAGrave.
Clementia on FindAGrave.

Atikokan Progress, August 8, 2011 obituaries, Maurice DeVulder
Maurice John DeVulder, 88, passed away Saturday, July 30 at Atikokan General Hospital Extended Care. He was born December 25, 1922 in Belgium and at age 8 immigrated with his family to Winnipeg. Maurice grew up there and on March 28, 1941 at age 20, he joined the Belgium Volunteers, a group of 125 expatriate paratroopers (he was one of the 35 Canadians) who helped the Allied Forces in the Second World War. With the 5th Belgium Special Air Service, the men were dropped behind enemy lines to sabotage, gather intelligence and carry out reconnaissance against the Nazi forces. After Germany’s surrender, Maurice and others conducted counter-intelligence to seek out and arrest high-ranking Nazis, some of whom then stood trial at the famed Nuremburg Trials. By the end of the war, he was a 1st Sergeant with the Belgium SAS, having earned seven medals for his service and courage. He returned to Canada with wife Ann Jane Gilmour, who he met while training in Galston, Scotland. They settled in Atikokan in 1949, where they raised their three children. Maurice worked on dredging for CAC and then at Caland Iron Ore until he retired in 1978. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and later on in life took up golf. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ann Jane; son Leonard (Nancy); daughter Patricia (Gary); grandchildren Debbie, Michael, Lisa, Leanne, and Tracy; seven great-grandchildren; brother Phil and sister Denise. He was predeceased by his daughter Margaret and grandson Danny. A memorial service was held Friday, August 5, at the Legion, followed by interment at the Little Falls Cemetery, in the veterans’ circle.

Maurice was born in Belgium in 1923 and joined the Special Air Service at age 18.Trained  at  Cornwall,  ON,  Joliette,  QC  and  Manchester,  EN,  he  later  joined  aground contingent as part of a coalition to apprehend fleeing Germans, many ofwhom were hanged after the War Crime Trials at Nuremberg. The war ended forhim  when  he  drove  through  Holland  to  get  the  criminals.  After  the  war,  hecontinued to perform counter-intelligence work and adjusted to civilian life but hemissed the camaraderie of his group. Only they could understand what he hadgone through, as he couldn’t talk to others about the hardships, horror and death.Maurice has been a member of the Atikokan Branch #145 for thirteen years.
Transcription from "Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario Command. Military Service Recognition Book. Volume 2", page 57

There is a reference to Maurice's air drop on the 17th of August, 1944 in the History of WWII Infiltrations into France .It states that he was dropped "North-East of Saint-André-de-l’Eure, 15 km South-East of Evreux (Eure) in France", member of an 80 group party of  "5th SAS 4 groups Cdt Delelienne, Cpt Dulait, Sgt De Vulder & Pus", part of operation "Trueform (2nd part)", dropped by "RAF Keevill 5 Sterlings – Sqn 299 (F/L Johnson, W/O Dickie & Brown) & Sqn 196 (F/O Arnauld & McOnie) Reinforcement (Total 80 SAS)".
For more information on the Belgian S.A.S. parachutists, see The Belgians S.A.S. Parachutists

See also In Memoriam, LiNiAal, Culturele Vereniging Nieuwerkerken.

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More information on Gustave-Augustinus De Waegeneer x Florentia Van den Berghe and children
Son Augustinus on the Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Son Remigius-Franciscus on the Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Remigius-Franciscus on FindAGrave and BillionGraves.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,  Gustave-Augustinus and Florentia were married on the 29th of December, 1919 in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930 Gustave-Augustinus and Florentia were living in Armada, Macomb County, Michigan in 1930 with their sons Augustinus, age 15, Remigius-Franciscus, age 13, Edmond, age 4 (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave) and daughter Clementine, age 2 (Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave).  

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013, Augustinus married Helen Madaline Warn (Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013 (2), Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007 on FamilySearch) on the 8th of November, 1938 in Wood County, Ohio.  According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950, Augustinus married a second time on the 30th of January, 1943 in Phenix City, Russell Co., Alabama, with Elizabeth-Margaret Fodor (Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996, SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave).

Remigius-Franciscus married Lola Vargoz (Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996,  SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave; BillionGraves). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940Remigius-Franciscus and Lola were living in rural Monroe County, Michigan in 1935 but had moved by 1940 and were living at 9156 Vinton Avenue in Detroit in 1940 in a house they owned worth $1500 together with their daughter Frances, age 1. Remigius-Franciscus is listed as "tirebuilder" in an "tire factory", having worked 40 weeks in 1939 and earned $1500. According to Paul Callens, Death Memorial Cards, Part 1, V.V.F.-Tielt, Remigius-Franciscus worked for Uni Royal Tire Company, had a second daughter Shirley, and died at Mount Clemens General Hospital.

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More information on Michiel-Amandus De Waegeneer x Maria-Magdalene Bevernage and children
Michiel-Amandus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Michiel-Amandus on FindAGrave.
Maria-Magdalene Bevernage on FindAGrave.
Daughter Germana-Cecilia on FindAGrave.
Son Marcellus on FindAGrave.

The family moved to Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada. Michiel-Amandus and Maria-Magdalene are both buried on Riverview Cemetery in Wallaceburg, Ontario. Somewhere along the way, Michiel-Amandus and his children changed their name from "De Waegeneer" to "Dewagner".

Daughter Germaine-Cecilia married Ernest-Jerome Benoit (FindAGrave), also from Wallaceburg.

Son Marcellus married Wanda Magee (FindAGrave) from Wallaceburg. Marcel worked for 48 years in the Dominion Glass Company (later Libby-St. Clair). At the time of his retirement, he was a foreman in the packing department. A retirement glass made in his honour on the occasion of his retirement 1st of September 1979 is on display in the Wallaceburg and District Museum in Wallaceburg, Ontario.

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More information on Arthur De Winter x Maria Boon and Children
Arthur on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Arthur on the Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2),  Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Arthur on FindAGrave.
Maria on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria on FindAGrave.
Jozef on the Ellis Island database : (1). Jozef on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Jozef on FindAGrave.
Robert on the Ellis Island database : (1). Robert on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
For Maria, see also her brother Leon Boon

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (2), Arthur was living at 644 Benniteau in Detroit in September 1918, and was a "laborer" for the "Motor Products Corp." on Mack Avenue, Detroit, listing his wife "Mrs. Arthur De Winter", living in Denderhoutem, as his nearest relative. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Arthur and Maria were living in Detroit in 1930 together with their sons Jozef, age 18 and Robert, age 10. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940Arthur and Marie were living at 10297 Canton Avenue in Detroit in 1940 in a house they owned worth $3000 together with their son Robert, age 20. Arthur is listed as "laborer" in an "auto factory", having worked 46 weeks in 1939 and earned $1280; son Robert is listed as a "new worker". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942Arthur was living in Detroit  in 1942, working for the Chrysler Corp., listing "Oscar Trepe" as "person who will allways know your address".

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More information on Joseph-Eduard-Desire De Winter
Joseph-Eduard-Desire on the Ellis Island database : (1). Joseph-Eduard-Desire on the "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957" (1,2),  Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Joseph-Eduard-Desire was living in Detroit in 1930 as a boarder in the household of his aunt Mathildis De Winter and uncle  Gustavus Beeckman. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940Joseph-Eduard-Desire was living at 1356 Mt. Elliott Avenue in Detroit in 1940 in a place he rented for $25 per month. Joseph-Eduard-Desire is listed as "brick layer" working for a "private contractor", having worked 25 weeks in 1939 and earned $750. 

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More information on Maurits-Clemens and Desire De Winter
Maurits-Clemens on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maurits-Clemens on the Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996, and  Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Maurits-Clemens on BillionGraves.
Desire on the Ellis Island database : (1). Desire on the Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007 and  Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. 

...About the turn of the century, a number of Belgian and Flemish families moved into Jonesfield. Among them was a man named Maurice DeWinter.  DeWinter was a hustler from way back and was always on the lookout for a free dollar. Around 1913-1914, DeWinter rented twenty acres from Uncle John Shannon to raise sugar beets. Needing a horse to cultivate the beets, DeWinter went down the road about three miles to the farm of the late James Emeniser and purchased an old sway-back refugee from a fox farm, no doubt soon to have been sent to either a dog food or glue factory. When not using the nag, DeWinter pastured it out on George Turner’s farm a mile and a half west of Method’s corner. The only building on the Turner farm was an old tumbledown log barn that had settled into the ground so far that the doorway was barely four feet high. About noon, one steamy summer day, DeWinter decided his beets needed cultivating. He walked out to the pasture at Turner’s farm to get his horse. He walked through the field and around many spots with tall grass and brush that blocked his view of wherever the nag was resting. No horse anywhere. He threw up his hands in frustration, thinking the nag had been stolen by a local hooligan, and walked home. He returned home for dinner and soon walked to the farm of John Robert Shannon to air his frustration. At the Shannon farm, DeWinter told Frank Shannon, John’s son; the horse had been stolen because there was no other explanation for it. Frank Shannon and DeWinter jumped into Frank Shannon’s old Ford truck and off they went to search for the horse. When they arrived at Turner’s farm, Frank Shannon surveyed the scene and asked DeWinter, “Did you try the old barn?” DeWinter replied, “Why hell no. That dang door is too small.” Frank Shannon walked over to the old barn and on hands and knees, looked through the door. There was the horse, crouched at the knees, shoulders hunkered down and fighting flies with a swish of his tail. Frank held silent as he turned and rolled his eyes, pointing inside the barn with a hitchhiker’s thumb, then shaking his head as he walked to the truck. DeWinter looked inside the barn and let out a yell, cussing the horse in a manner that would have made a longshoreman blush. The horse looked at the fuming DeWinter and went back to swatting flies with its tail. DeWinter eventually got his beets cultivated and no one in Jonesfield ever forgot the hilarity that went along with the chore....
“Looking Backward”
History of Merrill and Jonesfield Townships, Saginaw County, Michigan. Memories That Shaped the Township As Seen through the Eyes Of a Pioneer Son. By W.G. Shannon

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (2), Maurits-Clemens was living in Merrill, Michigan in June 1917, single, and was a "farm laborer" for the "Michigan Sugar Co. Alma Plant" in Jonesfield. According to FamilySearch's "United States, National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938", Maurits-Clemens enlisted in the U.S. Army on the 7th or September 1917 in Saginaw, Michigan and served as private in the 14th infantry division. The 14th infantry division was not sent overseas and demobilized in february 1919 in Camp Custer, Michigan. Maurits-Clemens was honorably discharged. According to the Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 and Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940 on FamilySearch, during his time in the army, Maurits-Clemens married Alice Herman (BillionGraves) on the 11th of December, 1918 in Albion, Calhoun Co., MI. Alice Herman was born Feb 1st, 1900 in Marshall, Calhoun Co., MI, she died Dec. 2nd, 1961 in Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI. Maurits-Clemens ("Morris") is listed as "farmer" on the marriage certificate. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Maurits-Clemens was living in Saginaw Co., MI in 1920 together with his wife Alice and their son Paul (California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch), age 1. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Maurits-Clemens was living in Jonesfield, Saginaw Co., MI in 1930 together with his wife Alice and their children Paul, age 10, Pauline (SSDI on FamilySearch; BillionGraves), age 9, and Raymond (California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch), age 2. Again according to FamilySearch's "United States, National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938", Maurits-Clemens was admitted on the 8th of January, 1932 to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for treatment of a gastric ulcer. He was discharged on the 16th of February. The record states he was a "butcher" at the time, living on Route #1 in Merrill, Michigan with his wife as nearest relative. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940Maurits-Clemens was living in Detroit in 1940 in a house he owned worth $2200, together with his wife Alice and their son Raymond, age 12 and daughter-in-law Mildred, age 19. Maurits-Clemens is listed as "Retal Mkt." in "farming".

DEWINTER, MORRIS, Merrill, Michigan. Passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, 1977, at Veterans Administration Hospital - Age 84 years. He was born Dec. 23, 1892, in Ninove, Belgium coming to the United States when a young man. He served with the U.S. Army in World War I and was in the grocery business for many years retiring about 20 years ago. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He married Alice Herman who predeceased him in 1961. Surviving are one son and one daughter, Raymond DeWinter, Van Nuys, Calif., Mrs. James (Pauline) Larson, Merrill; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, and three sisters; several nieces and nephews. A son, Paul DeWinter predeceased him in 1969. Funeral service will take place 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Case Chapel in Merrill, 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rev. Charles L. Ganley will officiate with burial in St. Andrew's Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel in Merrill after 3:00 p.m. Monday where they will meet with the family at 7:30 p.m. Monday for a prayer service. Those who so desire may make memorials to the American Cancer Society.
Saginaw News, Monday, February 7, 1977


PAULINE ALICE LARSEN, Merrill, Michigan - Pauline passed away Sunday, June 17, 2007, surrounded by her family at her home, at the age of 86 years. She was born in Merrill, Michigan on August 1, 1920 the daughter of the late Maurice and Alice (Herman) DeWinter. She graduated from Merrill Sacred Heart Catholic School. She married James Larsen on April 26, 1941 and he survives her. She moved to many different cities with her husband who was a construction carpenter. In 1943 they moved to Merrill, where they lived until 1982. Upon retirement they moved to Algonquin Lake in Hastings, Michigan where they spent 23 wonderful years. Pauline was liked by everyone that she came into contact with. She was a homemaker and did a wonderful job of it. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church; a past member of Sacred Heart Altar Society; Post 7302 Ladies Auxiliary and the Elks Lodge Vivians 1965 in Hastings, Michigan. Besides her husband, James, Pauline has four very caring children to mourn her passing, Karen Stadler, Robert (Linda) Larsen, Hemlock, David (Louann) Larsen and Tina (Matt) Eddy of Merrill; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren. Pauline also leaves behind a tremendous number of very close friends. She lost a grandson, Scott Stadler, to Lou Gehrig disease at the early age of 37 years. She loved Scott very much, as she did all her family. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Raymond DeWinter. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will take place 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2007 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Merrill, Michigan. Rev. Fr. Craig L. Albrecht will officiate. Friends may call at W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, Merrill, on Wednesday from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the Jonesfield-Lakefield Township Fire Department.
 Case Funeral Home

According to the Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 on FamilySearch, Desire married Margareta Cafmeyer (Ellis Island (1)) on the 19th of August, 1922 in Detroit. Margareta was born in Belgium in abt. 1902 in Oostkamp, she died August 16th, 1960 in Detroit. Desire is listed as "autofinisher" on the marriage certificate, Margareta as "assembly worker". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Desire was living in Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne Co., MI in 1930 together with his wife Margareta and their son Ralph, age 7 (SSDI on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940Desire and Margareta were living at 1412 Lakepointe, Grosse Pointe Park in 1940, in a $22 per month rental, together with their son Ralph, age 17 and daughter Margaret, 8 months old. Desire is listed as laborer for the city government, having worked 40 weeks in 1939 and earned $1830

MARGARET M. DeWINTER - Mrs. DeWinter, 60, of 1416 Beaconsfield, died Tuesday, August 16, in Detroit Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband Desire; two children, Ralph C. and Margaret L.; three sisters, Mrs. Alida Huvaere, Mrs. Mary Keller, and Mrs. Helen Werbrouck; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, August 19, in St. Ambrose Church and burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery,
Grosse Pointe News, August 25, 1960

Bernadette Riney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E Riney of 1408 Lakepointe, became the bride of RALPH DEWINTER saturday morning, Jan 21 at a Nuptial High Mass in St. Ambrose Church. Mr Dewinter is the son of Mr and Mrs. DESIRE DEWINTER of 1412 Lakepointe.  He is an ex-army man with 36 months of service, 23 of which spent overseas in the ETO. Following a breakfast for immediate relatives and friends, a reception was held In Belgian Hall Detroit, for 300 guests. The couple are spending their honeymoon in Chicago.
Grosse Pointe Review, Vol.23-No.27, Thursday, Feb. 7, 1946

DEWINTER, RALPH C., Age 77, May 13, 2000. Beloved husband of Bernadette. Loving father of R.J., Richard and Nancy (Douglas) Levy. Grandfather of five. Great grandfather of two. Brother of MARGARET (Michael) CHASE. Visitation 3-9 Tuesday, 1-9 Wednesday. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home , 20705 Mack Ave at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Make A Wish Foundation.
Detroit Area Death Notices 5/17/00 on Rootsweb

Announcement of the engagement of MARGARET LOUISE DEWINTER and Michael Emil Przeklasa has been announced by her father, DESIRE DEWINTER of Beaconsfield road. She is also the daughter of the late Mrs. DEWINTER. Miss DEWINTER is a junior at Wayne State University from which her fiance received his bachelor's degree and is now taking graduate work. The prospective bridegroom is the son of the Michael A. Przeklasas, of Utica. The couple plan a June 17 wedding in St.Ambrose Church.
Grosse Pointe News, Volume 22-No.16, April 20, 1961

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More information on Remigius De Winter x Joanna-Catharina De Pauw and Children
Remigius in the Washington State Digital Archives - Digital Archives : (1). Remigius on the Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2), United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956 and Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960 on FamilySearch. Remigius on FindAGrave.
Joanna-Catherina in the Washington State Digital Archives, Death Archives : (1).  Joanna-Catherina on the Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960 on FamilySearch. Joanna-Catherina on FindAGrave.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Remigius was living in Taylor, King County, Washington in 1917, employed as a "factory laborer" with the "Denny-Renton Clay & Coal Company" in Taylor, listing his wife as nearest relative. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Remigius and Joanna-Catharina were living in Sherwood, King County, Washington in 1920 together with their children Leona, age 9 and Roy, age 3 (United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). Remigius is listed as laborer in a tile factory. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Remigius and Joanna-Catharina were living in Sherwood, King Co., Washington in 1930 together their children Leona, age 19 and Roy, age 13.

In this city, January 2, 1931, CATHERINE DE WINTER, age 49 years, beloved wife of Remie De Winter of Taylor, Washington, mother of Leone and Roy De Winter. Funeral services will be held Monday 9:30 a.m. from St. Athony's Church, Renton. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Remains at Stokes Mortuary, Renton.
Source: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sunday, January 4, 1931. Copy courtesy of Mary Schaff, Washington State Library, Ask a Librarian, dd. January 4, 2010

According to the Washington State Digital Archives - Digital Archives, Roy married Ruth Halder (California Death Index, 1940-1997, SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave).

It is possible that Leona married Thomas L. Warren.

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More information on siblings Fredericus, Justina, Joannes-Philippus, Elisa and Mathilde D'Haem x Dominicus De Dier
Fredericus on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2), (3), (4). Fredericus on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Justina on the Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996, Social Security Death Index and Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 on FamilySearch.
Joseph-Leo on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Joseph-Leo on FindAGrave.
Joannes-Philippus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Joannes-Philippus on the Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2), Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,on FamilySearch.
Elisa on the Ellis Island database : (1). Elisa on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch. Elisa on FindAGrave.
Mathilde on the Ellis Island database : (1). Mathilde on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 (2, 3) and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Dominicus De Dier on the Ellis Island database : (1). Dominicus on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 (2), Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998, and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. 

Fredericus: according to (3), was married to a Helena from Mere in East-Flanders in 1914. She must have died young because according to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925Fredericus remarried in 1917 with Elvire Thibaut (Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch). She was born on january 13, 1890, in Suxy, Belgium. Fredericus is listed on the marriage certificate as "engineer". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Fredericus was living in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Michigan in September 1918, and was a farmer for "Cooper and Wiedeman", listing "Mrs. Elvire Dhaem" as nearest relative, living in Wyandotte. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Fredericus was living at 191 Mt. Elliott Avenue in Detroit in 1920 together with his wife Elvire and their sons Oscar, age 1, and John Phillip (Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996, Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 on FamilySearch), age 6 months. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Fredericus was living in Detroit in 1930 together with his now 3rd wife, French Canadian Jeanne and their sons Oscar, age 11, John Phillip, age 10, daughter Lilian (SSDI on FamilySearch), age 7 and son Louis, age 3. Fredericus's occupation is listed as "trucking". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Fredericus and Jeanne were living on either Lorette Street or Jane Avenue in Detroit in 1940 in a house they owned worth $3300, together with their sons Oscar, age 21 and John Phillip, age 20, daughter Lillian, age 16 and son Louis, age 12. Fredericus is listed as running his own business, his son Oscar as "truck driver" for a "newspaper", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $1200 and his son John Phillip as "laborer" at a "retail car dealer", having worked 26 weeks in 1939 and earned $600. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,  Fredericus was living in Detroit  in 1942, self employed, listing "Mrs. Jeanne Dhaem" as "person who will allways know your address".

Justina arrived May 20, 1920 in Quebec (Ancestry's "Canada, Ocean Arrivals Form 30A 1919-1924") to "joindre son ami" ie. to join her future husband Gustave Roggeman (address: RR 5, Wallaceburg, Canada). Gustave (Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch) was born in Outer (village in Belgium bordering Denderhoutem). The record further states that her passage was paid by Gustave. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 (2), Justina married Gustave on June 10, 1920 in Wallaceburg.  Gustave must have recognized Joseph-Leo as his son because Joseph-Leo took on the Roggeman family name. According to the FamilySearch's Historical Records, "Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954" (1, 2), Justina and Joseph-Leo arrived in Detroit, Michigan from Wallaceburg, Canada on July 26, 1920. The record states "Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada" as last residence before entry and "2164 Bellevue Avenue, Detroit, Michigan" as place of residence as of the date of the registry, June 17, 1931.  According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Justina and Gustave were living in Detroit in 1930 at 2164 Bellevue Avenue in a place they rented for $40 per month, together with their children Joseph Leo, age 13, and Peter Alois, age 10 (FindAGrave), and Justina's niece Esther. Gustave is listed as "iron worker" in a steel company. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, the by now widowed Justina was still living at 2164 Bellevue Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in 1940 in a $20 per month rental, together with her two sons sons Joseph Leo, age 23 and Peter Alois, age 19 and Justine's nephew Leo Decoene, age 18. Joseph is listed as "machine operator" in an "automobile factory", having worked 50 weeks in 1939 and earned $1800; Pete is listed as "grinder" in a "steel factory", having worked 13 weeks in 1939 and earned $247. Leo is listed as a grocery salesman in a retail grocery store, having worked 50 weeks in 1939 and earned $800.

Joannes-Philippus signed on august 21st, 1916 an attestation paper for the Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force . On october 20th, he is declared fit for duty by the medical officer. It is hence likely that he served with the Canadian Forces in Europe during WW I.  According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925Joannes-Philippus married Leona De Cat (New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 (2), Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996, SSDI on FamilySearch) from Ninove on the 8th of November, 1919 in Detroit.  Joannes-Philippus is listed as "painter" on the marriage certificate; Leona as "dressmaker". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Joannes-Philippus was living at his brother Philimondus' address at 458 Meldrum Avenue in Detroit in 1920 together with his wife Leona. Joannes-Philippus is listed as "filler" in a "chemical lab", Leona as laborer in a "motor company". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Joannes-Philippus was living in Detroit in 1930 together with his wife Leona and their children Marcel, age 9 (New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, SSDI, United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 on FamilySearch), and Robert, age 5 (New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940Joannes-Philippus was living at 9132 Mack Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in 1940 in a $30 per month rental, together with his wife Leona and their two sons sons Marcel, age 19 and Robert, age 15. Joannes-Philippus is listed as a "Beer Garden Proprietor", Leona as "Beer Maid". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,  Joannes-Philippus was living in Detroit  in 1942, self employed in the "Beer Garden", listing a "Joseph Taravone" as "person who will allways know your address".

Marcel (Mark) D'Haem - Sarasota. Marcel Peter (Mark) D'Haem, 87, of Sarasota, formerly of New Hartford, NY, died peacefully at his home on April 17, 2008. His beloved wife of 56 years, Virginia Mae Campbell, predeceased him in May, 2000. Mark was born January 11, 1921, in Detroit, Michigan, to Leona Decat and John D'Haem. He served in the US Army as a Staff Sergeant, HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry, and was honorably discharged in 1945, after being wounded twice in Germany. He is survived by his brother, Robert D'Haem, of Brooklyn, Michigan, and his children, Denise Van Ness (Robert), of East Stroudsburg, PA, Michael D'Haem (Patricia), of Key Largo, FL, William D'Haem (Delia), of Port Orchard, WA, and Marcella D'Haem, of Sarasota, FL. In addition to nieces and nephews, Mark was very proud of his 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was employed by Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co., 1940 - 1987, retiring as Vice President of Engineering. Mark had many hobbies and interests, and was a very talented silversmith and jewelry maker, studying at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute in Utica, NY, for many years. He gave freely of his time to the Boy Scouts, the Red Cross and several other organizations in the greater Utica area. Arrangements are being made by the National Cremation Society and a Celebration of Life Ceremony will be scheduled at a later time.
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Apr. 30, 2008

D'HAEM ROBERT F. His Legacy....Robert F. D'Haem, age 89, of Brooklyn passed away peacefully at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Chelsea on Friday, November 21, 2014. He was born on January 3, 1925 in Detroit to John and Leona (DeCat) D'Haem. Bob was a WWII veteran proudly serving our country in the U.S. Navy with the Patrol Bombing Squadron 207. He married Marion Kessel in 1947. Bob retired as an automotive engineer. He enjoyed sailing, skeet shooting, building models with his son and in his later years bird watching. During his time at Towsley Village, Bob's favorite past-time was Drum Circle with Sundance. His Family....Bob is survived by his children Suzanne (Jay) Lawson of Brooklyn and Bob (Susan) D'Haem of Suffolk, Virginia; grandchildren: Heather (Daniel) Luciani, Mandy Lawson, Michael D'Haem and Sarah (Matthew) Thomas; great-grandsons: Jack and Jeremy Luciani. He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Marion in 1994, brother Marcel and grandson, Justin in 1991. His Healing Farewell...Bob's Family and Friends will gather on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. followed by his Community Farewell at 7 p.m. at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, 137 S. Main, Brooklyn with Fr. Tom Helfrich, OSFS, officiating. Interment at Highland Cemetery on Tuesday at 10 a.m. In Bob's honor, memorial contributions may be shared with the UMRC Foundation or . Please sign Bob's guestbook at www.borekjennings.com or leave a message of comfort for his family by calling 877-231-7900.
Published in The Detroit News on Nov. 24, 2014

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925Elisa married Remi Decoene (Ellis Island, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942) from Torhout on the 21st of May, 1921 in Detroit. Together they had a son Leo (Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950, SSDI on FamilySearch) and two daughters Leona-Lilian (Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave) and Esther. 

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925Mathilde married Gustaaf Roelandt from Kerksken, Belgium (Ellis Island : (1); Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch) on the 19th of May, 1921 in Detroit. The record states that Gustaaf was a "laborer" at the time. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Gustaaf was residing in Ahmeek, Michigan in June 1917, single, employed as "underground laborer" in the "Ahmeek Mining Co.". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Mathilde and Gustaaf were living in Detroit in 1930 with their daughter Jane Marie ("Jennie"), age 7 (SSDI on FamilySearch; Obit on Rootsweb see below; FindAGrave), son Frankie, age 5 (SSDI on FamilySearch) and brother-in-law Alex Roelandt, age 33. After Gustaaf's death in 1932, Mathilde married Dominicus De Dier from Denderhoutem. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Dominicus was living in Detroit in 1930 as a boarder in the home of Frank De Maeght and Magdalena Paternoster. Staying in the same house were Petrus-Amandus Hooge with his two sons Dominicus and Josephus Hooge from Denderhoutem. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Dominicus and Mathilde were residing at 2189 Meldrum Avenue in Detroit, paying $23 rent per month, with Mathilde's daughter Jane Marie, age 18, and son Frank, age 16, both from her first marriage. Dominicus is listed as "moulding mechanic" in a "rubber factory", having worked 49 weeks in 1939 and earned $1805; Jean is listed as a "saleslady" in a "department store".

MISPLON, JANE M. "JENNY" April 29, 1999, 76 years. Beloved wife of Frank F. Misplon. Dear mother of Frank J. (Cheryl) and James L (Sally). Loving grandmother of Jennifer and Kimberly. Dear sister of Frank J. Roelandt. Visitation Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 9:00 p.m. at Calcaterra-Sobocinski Funeral Home 22121 Kelly Road (between 8 & 9 Mile), Eastpointe, Michigan. Instate Monday at St. Peter the Apostle Church from 8:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 9:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Prayer Service Sunday 7:00 p.m. Leo K of C Rosary Sunday 5:30 p.m. Memorials to the Alzheimers Association Appreciated.
http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~steinie/detroit-deaths/2000/death_notices_05-2000.txt

For a posting from one of the grandchildren of Petrus-Amandus D'Haem, see the Family Tree Maker Genealogy Site.

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More information on Joannes-Camilius D'Haem x Maria-Joanna Goeman and family
Josephus on the British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 and British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986 on FamilySearch. Josephus on FindAGrave.
Felix-Philemondus on the British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932 and British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986 on FamilySearch. Felix-Philemondus on FindAGrave.
Franciscus-Edmondus on the British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986 on FamilySearch. Franciscus-Edmondus on FindAGrave.
Maria-Charlotte Eeman on the British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993 on FamilySearch. Maria-Charlotte on FindAGrave.
Maria-Antonia on the British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986 on FamilySearch. Maria-Antonia on FindAGrave.
Amandus on the British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932 and  British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986 on FamilySearch. Amandus on FindAGrave.

The D'Haem family or Daem as it was to become in Canada, settled in the Canadian far west: Alberta and British Columbia. They were railroad men (and women) and the family members settled all along the tracks of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Josephus appears in  the 1901 Census of Canada. The census states that Josephus immigrated to Canada in 1895 and was a section foreman on the Canadian Pacific Railway. Josephus married Rose Fossacecca on June 26th, 1907 in Revelstoke, British Columbia. Josephus is listed as "Canadian Pacific Railroad yard manager" on the marriage certificate. According to his death certificate, Josephus had been living for 35 years in British Columbia, had emigrated to British Columbia 50 years before his death; had been employed  for 30 years as a Canadian Pacific Railroad roadmaster, supervising the maintenance of the right of way; was married to Rose E. Matz. The cause of death on the death certificate is coronary thrombosis. The informant on the death certificate is his wife Rose E.
Rose's obituary in the "Crag & Canyon" dated Friday january 8th, 1954 reads:
"MRS. R. DAEM DIES IN CAR ACCIDENT - Mrs. Rose Elizabeth Daem, who was a resident of Banff from 1930 to 1934 died in a car accident in Cleveland recently. She was visiting Mrs. D. A. Brewster, a daughter when the accident occurred. Funeral services were held in Revelstoke, B.C. Born in Donald 63 years ago, she was the first white child born in the old C.P.R. division point She came to Revelstoke with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Matz 58 years ago. Her husband was roadmaster at Maple Creek, Sask., 1921 to 1930 and at Banff 1930 to 1934, when they returned to Revelstoke. Since the death of her husband, Joseph Daem in 1946 she had made her home in Vancouver and Crescent Beach. Slhe is the mother of Joseph and Chris Daem who were killed in an avalanche out of Field about twenty years ago. Surviving are two sons,  Joris, Revelstoke; Frank, Toronto; two daughters, Mrs. D. A. Brewster, Cleveland and Mrs. Rico Ditomassi, Revelstoke; six sisters; Mrs. Adeline Towey, Seattle; Laura Smythe, Gig Harbour, Wash; Mrs. Louis Belcher, Portland, Ore; Mrs. Lucy Daem, Vernon; Mrs. Margaret Renwick, Port Alberni, and Mrs. Cynderene Echle, Spokane."

Felix-Philemondus appears in  the 1901 Census of Canada. The census states that Felix-Philemondus immigrated to Canada in 1899 and was a laborer on the Canadian Pacific Railway. Felix-Philemondus married Lucy Clara Fossacecca on September 27th, 1915 in Revelstoke, British Columbia. Felix-Philemondus is listed as "laborer" on the marriage certificate, Lucy Clara as "housekeeper". According to his death certificate, Felix-Philemondus had been living for 13 years in British Columbia, had emigrated to British Columbia 53 years before his death; was a retired section foreman on the Canadian Pacific Railroad where he worked for 53 years; and was married to Lucy Clara Matz. The cause of death on the death certificate is carcinoma of the rectum. The informant on the death certificate is his son-in-law Alan Mickelson.

Franciscus-Edmondus appears in the 1901 Census of Canada and  1911 Census of Canada.  The former lists him as railroad laborer living in North East Kootenay, British Columbia; the latter as carpenter living in North Vancouver, British Columbia. According to his death certificate, Franciscus-Edmondus had been living for 65 years in British Columbia, had emigrated to British Columbia 65 years before his death; and was married to Marie Charlotte Eeman. The cause of death on the death certificate is anaemia and carcinoma of the stomach. The informant on the death certificate is his daughter José Price. According to the death certificate on the British Columbia Archives, Franciscus-Edmondus's spouse, Maria-Charlotte Eeman had been living for 40 years in Vancouver, had emigrated to British Columbia 45 years before her death; was married to Franciscus-Edmondus D'Haem. The cause of death on the death certificate is death broncho pneumonia. The  informant on the death certificate is her daughther Rose Frances Bodie.

According to her death certificate, Maria-Antonia had been living for 55 years in British Columbia, had emigrated to British Columbia 55 years before her death; and was married to Jon Deleen. The cause of death on the death certificate is arteriosclerotic heart disease. The informant on the death certificate is her son John James Deleen.

Amandus married Juliana Marguerite Belinski on April 24th, 1928 in Revelstoke, British Columbia. Amandus is listed as "section foreman" on the marriage certificate, Juliana Marguerite as "mother's help". According to his death certificate, Amandus had been living for 65 years in British Columbia, had emigrated to British Columbia 65 years before his death; worked for 41 years as a railway man on the Canadian Pacific Railroad; and was married to  Kathleen Belinski. The cause of death on the death certificate is arteriosclerotic heart disease, parkinson's disease and generalized arteriosclerosis.

The Vernon and District Family History Society webpage has Felix-Philemondus's cemetery inscription "Born in Belgium Jan. 16, 1883, died Feb. 4, 1952. In loving memory of. Requiescat in Pace". His wife Lucy-Clara is buried in the same grave. 

As the above but certainly the below shows: D'Haem father, sons, grandsons were railway men:

"Matz and Daem are names synonymous with Revelstoke division railroading. Two families who were closely associated with the early days of Revelstoke, and the building and the maintenance of the Canadian Pacific Railway were the families of Christian Matz and John Camille Daem. Beginning with the year 1883, their service was continuous. The month of June, 1974 ended this, when Allan Daem left railroading and changed to pulp mill....
....John Camille Daem also came out to this new country to work on the railway, but he came from Belgium. When he left Belgium his name was D’Haemme, but again an impatient timekeeper shortened it for him. He too began work in Winnipeg but had worked his way to Beavermouth when the men, so long without pay, rioted. He quit, and along with some other disgruntled men, walked along the right of way into Revelstoke. They built a shack about where Defoe Motel now stands, and spent the winter there. In the spring he went back to Belgium, but returned again to Canada and worked for the CPR again at various  points.When they were able wife and children joined him but because money was so scarce they did not come together. John Camille Daem and his wife Johana Maria had a family of eight children. One son died in infancy. All the others either worked for, or married men who worked for the railroads. At one period there were four sons of his working as section foremen on adjoining sections of the Loop area of the road. They were at that time all bachelors, making their own bread and doing all their own cooking. Necessity made them self sufficient. Joseph became roadmaster at Banff, Maple Creek and Revelstoke. Phil was section foreman at Arrowhead and Vernon. Edmond was with the car department in Vancouver, after an accident resulting in the loss of an eye. Albert was a section foreman at Ross Peak. He was there when the big slide came down. He shortly left the CPR and went to the Canadian National Railroad, becoming roadmaster at Hanna. Jim became a section foreman at Enderby. He married a local girl, Kathleen Belinski. Louis, who was the only son born in Revelstoke, was a stretcher bearer in the First World War, and was killed in 1918. Daughter Nettie married a foreman on the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, at Squamish, and Mary, who had been born at Bear Creek, married a foreman on the PGE who worked with boats in conjunction with the railway.
The oldest son, Joseph, was only fourteen when he was put off the train at Rogers’ Station having traveled straight there from Belgium. There was no one there to meet him. He spoke only a few phrases of English. He had expected his father, John Camille, who was the section foreman at Bear Creek, to be waiting. Operator Jimmy Armstrong,
later chief dispatcher took care of him, and made sure that he got down to the section house at Bear Creek where he waited alone until his father returned. He soon had his first job with the CPR. He became water boy at Stoney Creek. In those days all the bridges were made of wood and the engines burned coal, and had to be fired. It was his job to go along the bridge and track, spotting any fires which may have started and put them out. He continued working for the railroad, and later married Rose Matz. He took her to live in an outfit car. These were wooden railway cars, with wooden bunks fitted in them, cast iron heaters to warm them, and not much more in the way of comfort.. The eating was done in the cook cars as they were moving with the workers from siding to siding. Phil Daem also married a Matz girl, Lucy, who makes her home now with a daughter in Vernon, B.C. Of the Daem and Matz families, only two grandchildren, Alberta (Mrs. R. Ditomassi) and John (Joris) recently retired CPR conductor, still live there. Railroading, it is said, is in the blood. It certainly was with these families, but times change. No longer are the names Matz or Daem on the payroll at the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
This story is copied from a Canadian newspaper article sent to Laura (Matz) Smythe in Gig Harbor,Washington, USA by one of her sisters sometime during the late 1970s."
Source: email by Carol Smythe, November 20, 2009

Joris Daem, son of Joseph D'Haem, bequated a set of photographs to the Revelstoke Railway Museum (the Joris Daem collection). The museum has posted some of these photographs on their website in the past. They showed Joe Daem (roadmaster) on wedge plow at Clanwilliam, 1945 and Joe Daem roadmaster on motor car after plowing Clanwilliam yard. West end looking East. 1945. Joris' wife, Mary Daem née Bannerman, was a well known local author and wrote many books, especially children's books.  The Arrow Lakes Historical Society posted a long oral interview with Joris on Soundcloud.

To get an idea of what life was like for this extended family, please read the "Lucy Daem Story" pages 154-156, taken from the Okanagan Historical Society annual report #35, copy graciously provided by Joan Cowan, Enderby & District Museum Society, december 11th, 2009. The story was written by Phyllis L. Battrum, daughter of Felix-Philemondus D'Haem and Lucy-Clara Fossacecca.

Brothers Daem headstoneTragedy struck the Daem Family in 1933. On February 24 of that year, two other sons of Joseph D'Haem and Rose, Christopher-Joseph and Joseph-Frank, aged 25 and 23, left Banff for a dangerous and difficult skiing trip in Yoho Park that was to take them from Hector station to Field via Lake O'Hara, Duchesnay Pass and Dennis Pass. Christopher-Joseph was 25 and embarking on a writing career and Joseph-Frank, 24, was a graduate in engineering from Queen’s University.  Joseph-Frank     had undertaken survey work in Rogers Pass for several years, was an experienced climber and like his brother, familiar with the terrain through which their last journey was to be made.What happened next is described on the front pages of the local Banff town newspaper "Crag and Canyon" that have been made available on the net thanks to the efforts of the University of Calgary's Libraries and Cultural Resources Digital Collections :
Friday, March 10th: When no word is received from the two brothers in early March, their parents become worried and alert the local authorities. It is decided to form two search parties, one from each opposite side of the brothers' route but no trace is found of the brothers. Another search party leaves on Tuesday March 7th from Banff under the guidance of an experienced Swiss guide, and with Frank Daem, brother of the disappeared, as a member. Retracing the steps of the brothers, the party finds the brothers's ski tracks leading up Duchesnay Pass. But Duchesnay Pass is too treacherous and dangerous with heavy cornices of snow overhanging the pass to attempt to follow the tracks any further. As there is also evidence that a big snowslide has come down recently, it is thought that the brothers were caught by this slide and the search party returns home to Banff on Thursday, March 9.
Friday, March 17th: Frank Daem is not giving up the search. On Saturday March 11, he leads another search effort up around Lake O'Hara. Nearly a week later, no word has been received yet from the search party.
Friday, March 31st: Frank makes another trip into Lake O'Hara, looking for his brothers. To no avail. Mr. and Mrs. Dae, and family publish a card of thanks expressing their deepest appreciation to all those who helped in the search of their sons.
Friday, June 2nd: Spring. The search for the two brothers is resumed by experienced Swiss guides.
Friday June 23rd: Swiss guides discover the bodies of the Daem brothers on the Banff side of Duchesnay Pass. Father Joseph, brother Frank and Joyce Daem join guides from Lake Louise and Field to assist in bringing the bodies out to the railway. The bodies are to be taken to Revelstoke, the former home of the family, for burial
Friday June 30th and Friday, July 7th: reports on the impressive funeral for the two brothers held at Revelstoke on Monday, June 26th, 1933: "...Brought back to their old hometown Sunday evening after having met with death while on a ski trip between Banff and Field last February, Christopher and Joseph Daem, were accorded the last respects of a large concourse of relatives, friends, acquaintances, and former schoolmates Monday morning when an impressive funeral service was held in St. Francis' church, Rev. Father T.P.Freney officiated. A truck draped in black was used to convey the two flower-covered caskets side by side to the church and to their last resting place, where they were buried together in a double vault. Inseparable in life, in death they were not divided." In the same edition of July 7th, there's a Card of thanks from Mr. and Mrs. J. Daem and Family to all "...those friends who were so kind and considerate to us during the period our loved sons were lost at Lake O'Hara..."
Friday February 16th, 1934: "..A slalom race for the Daem Memorial Cup will be held ..for the honor of winning this beautiful tropy for the first time. This handsome cup has been put up as perpetual trophy by Mr. and Mrs. Daem, in memory of of their two sons who lost their lives in an avalanche when making an attempt to traverse the Duchesnay Pass on skiis last February..". The first ever edition was won by Rupe Edwards. The slalom competition of the Ski Runners of the Canadian Rockies Championships would be called "the Daem Memorial Cup" at least through 1938 and there remained to be a Daem Memorial Trophy slalom competitionon the sloped of Norquay at least through 1954.
There are traces of this tragedy to be found all over the internet. There is a reference to it in the Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop (2002: Penticton, B.C.): "...Since the inception of the Warden Service in Canada’s National Parks, the Park Warden Service has had the responsibility for overseeing visitor safety. As skiing began to gain popularity as a winter recreation in the late 1920’s avalanche accidents began to occur that required the response of warden teams. In 1933 two separate avalanche incidents near Lake Louise outlined the need for improved control of backcountry skiing by the Park’s service. The Daem brothers of Banff disappeared on a backcountry ski trip in Yoho National Park and a large search involving wardens and local skiers determined that they had perished in an avalanche in Duschenay basin. Their bodies were not recovered until spring. ...".  The accident is recounted in "The Canadian Rockies: Pioneers, Legends and True Tales" by Roger W. Patillo, in "Powder Pioneers: Ski Stories from the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains" by Chic Scott and in "Guardians of the Peaks. Mountain Rescue in the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains" by Kathy Calvert and Dale Portman. It is mentioned on PeakFinder, though the details here are incorrect.
The official death certificates (1, 2) state that Christopher-Joseph, an electrical engineer, and Joseph-Frank, a rail welder, died "at a point 9 miles from Hector, British Columbia, at an altitude of 7000 feet in a slowslide in the Duchesnay Basin on or about February 24th, 1933", and lists as cause of death "probably suffocation, caused by being buried in a snowslide". Both brothers are remembered on the Revelstoke Museum & Archives website.

A younger son of Joannes-Camilius and Maria-Joanna, Louis, enlisted with the 121st Batallion Canadian Expeditionary Force and fought in Europe with the 102nd Batallion. According to WWI ,Canadian Great War project, the Revelstoke Museum, Digital Drama and The Story of the 102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion he was injured on November 2nd, 1918 during the advance on Valenciennes, France, and was medically evacuated to Britain where he died on December 9th, 1918 in London, England at the Endell Street Military Hospital of complications resulting from an amputation of each of his legs.

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More information on Remi-Victor D'Haeseleer x Maria-Mathilde-Irena Haelterman
Remi-Victor on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957Illinois, County Naturalization Records and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Remi-Victor on FindAGrave and BillionGraves.
Maria-Mathilde-Irena on the Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 on FamilySearch. 

Remi-Victor remarried after Maria-Mathilde-Irena's death. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Remi-Victor and his new spouse Mary, (also nee Haelterman, FindAGrave), were living at 221 Dean Street in St.Charles Township, Illinois in 1940 in a place they owned,worth $2000, with their sons George-Henry, age 17 (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave), Robert, age 16 (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave), Arthur, age 11, Gerald, age 10, and daughter Julia, age 14 (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). Remi-Victor is listed as a "moulder" employed in an "iron foundry", having earned $1100 and worked 45 weeks in 1939.  The oldest son George is listed as "laborer" also in an "iron foundry".

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More information on siblings Edmond-Leon and Maria-Charlotte Eeman
Edmond-Leon on the United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 (2), New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956, and British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993 on FamilySearch.
Maria-Charlotte: married to Franciscus-Edmondus D'Haem. For more information, see Joannes-Camilius D'Haem x Maria-Joanna Goeman and family above.

According to the death certificate on the British Columbia Archives, Edmond-Leon had been living for 38 years in Vancouver, had emigrated to British Columbia 46 years before his death; had been employed  for 35 years as a pipefitter in the construction industry, had retired in 1957; was married to Marie-Seraphine Legiest (British Columbia Archives); and died shortly after having undergone surgery for a "large carcinomatous ulcer". The  informant on the death certificate is his daughther Marie José Ahrens.

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More Information on Benedictus Engels x Schollastica Van Mulders and Pieter-Amandus Van Mulders x Rosalia Monsieur

Catharina Engels on FindAGrave.

These four and their children were among the very first emigrants from Denderhoutem to the USA. They emigrated in the 1840-50's. This is 40 years before the mass emigrations from Denderhoutem. And whereas the mass emigrations at the end of the 19th century were headed to Michigan and California, these two families settled 40 years earlier in Jefferson County, PA. Engels became Angles or Engles in the USA, and Van Mulders morphed into Miller as can be seen from the below links and transcriptions.

"...Some years previous had come a Belgian, Benedict Angels, who returned to Belgium in 1846 or 1847 and induced a number of his countrymen to seek a new home in and about Brookville. Among this number were Peter D. Van Milders, Dominic De Smet, John Baptiste Levis, De Vilder and Sadler..."
Source: Page(s) 293-303, History of Jefferson County by Kate M. Scott. Syracuse, N.Y., D. Mason & Co., 1888., Jefferson County Genealogy Project

Benedictus died fairly soon after arriving because we find Scholastica widowed and remarrying in 1851:
"...At Brookville, on the 1st of May, 1851, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Jacob Mineweaser to Mrs. Scholastica (Van Milders) Angles, a young widow who was a native of Belgium and who, like himself, was a devout communicant of the Catholic Church. Of this union were born four children: Annie is a member of the Catholic sisterhood of the Order of the Good Shepherd, and is in a convent in the city of Philadelphia; Mary Magdalene died on the 6th of March, 1886, at the age of thirty-two years, the wife of Peter Songer; Peter Mineweaser remains on the old homestead; Michael is a resident of Brookville. Mrs. Scholastica Mineweaser was summoned to the life eternal on the 18th of December, 1888, secure in the affectionate regard of all who knew her, and her remains rest beside those of her husband in the Catholic cemetery at Brookville..."
Source: Jefferson County, Pennsylvania - Her Pioneers and People; Vol. II, by Dr. William James McKnight, published in 1917 by J.H. Beers & Company, Chicago, page 470; PA-Roots

MRS. JOHN ZIPFEL - Mrs. Catharine Angles Zipfel died at her home in East Brookville Friday, February 13, 1920, of heart failure, aged 77 years. Her death was very sudden, as she had not been ill at any time. Deceased was born in Belgium November 1, 1842. Her parents were Benjamin and Scholastic Angles. She was brought to this country while still an infant, and resided in Brookville and vicinity all her life. In 1860 she was married to John Zipfel, deceased, in Brookville. To them were born nine children, six of whom survive her: Jacob J. and Albert Zipfel, of Brookville; Mrs. Peter Songer, of Sigel; Mrs. James Songer, of Brookville R.D. 5; Mrs. Otto Phillips, of Punxsutawney; and Mrs. W.D. Stewart, of Brookville. Also by a step-son, Herman Zipfel, of Pittsburgh. Her funeral was Monday morning, February 16, from the Roman Catholic church, after services conducted by Rev. Francis J. Wagner. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery."
Jefferson Democrat, 19 February 1920

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More information on Camille-Isidoor Goeman x Leontina-Maria Van Schandevyl and family
Camille-Isidoor on the Ellis Island database : (1). Camille-Isidoor on the California, Death Index, 1940-1997, California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 (2) and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Leontina-Maria on the Ellis Island database : (1). Leontina-Maria on the California, Death Index, 1940-1997, California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918Camille-Isidoor, a farmer at the time, was living at 1540 So. Chestnut Str. in Spokane, Washington in September 1917, listing his wife Leontina-Maria as nearest relative living at the same address. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1910, Camille-Isidoor and Leontina-Maria were living in Spokane County, Washington in 1910 together with their sons Louis-Henry (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 (2), 1940 United States Federal CensusCalifornia, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch), age 6, and Amandis (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, 1940 United States Federal CensusCalifornia, Death Index, 1940-1997, California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994, SSDI on FamilySearch), age 3. Camille-Isidoor is listed as a gardiner. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Camille-Isidoor and Leontina-Maria were living on a farm at 44th and city limits in Spokane County, Washington in 1920 together with their sons Louis-Henry, age 15, Amandis, age 12 and daughter Margaret-Julia, age 2 (California, County Marriages, 1850-19521940 United States Federal Census on FamilySearch). Camille-Isidoor is listed as a farmer on a "hog farm". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Camille-Isidoor and Leontina-Maria were living at 656 East 91st street in Los Angeles, California  in 1930 together with their sons Louis-Henry, age 25, Monte, age 22 and daughter Margaret-Julia, age 13. Camille-Isidoor is listed as a carpenter in the building industry, Louis-Henry as a "pressman" for a printing company and Amandis as printer for a printing company. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Camille-Isidoor and Leontina-Maria were living at 656 East 91st Street in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California in 1940 in a house they owned worth $4000.  According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942Camille-Isidoor, was living at 656 East 91 Street, Los Angeles, California in 1942, listing his son-in-law Ernest E. Freeman, living at 700 E. Colden Avenue, Los Angeles, California, as "person who will always know your address". According to the card, Camille-Isidoor employer's name and address was "Frank Beach, 621E80 Street, Los Angeles, California (Termite Control)".  

For more information, see also The Dlouhy Family Ties published on Rootsweb

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More information on Joseph Goossens x Jeanette Beeckman and Constant Goossens x Victorina Beeckman
Joseph on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996 and  Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch
Constant on the Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch
Jeanette and Victorina were daughters of Gustavus Beeckman x Mathildis De Winter

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Joseph and Jeannette were living at 13931 Southampton in Detroit in 1930, in a $25 per month rental, together with their daughter Mathilde, age 3. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Joseph and Jeannette were living at 4682 Beaconsfield Avenue in Detroit in 1940 in a house they owned worth $7000, with their daughters Matilda, age 13 and Loraine, age 6 (see obituary below). Joseph is listed as "bricklayer" with a "building contractor".

PUBLISHED: Wednesday, August 28, 1985, The Macomb Daily:
Mount Clemens - Joseph Goossens, 81, a 45-year-resident of Mount Clemens, died Sunday at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Mr. Goossens was a self-employed mason contractor. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Harrison Township, the Belgian-American Association and the International Bricklayers Union. He is survived by a son, Robert J. of Roseville; daughters Mrs. Robert (M. Julia) LaDuke of Pennsylvania and Mrs. Robert (Lorraine) Martin of Florida; sisters Maria Fonck and Julia Verhavert of Belgium; six grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Funeral Services will be at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the Groesbeck Chapel of the William R. Hamilton Co., 226 Crocker Blvd., Mount Clemens, and 10 a.m. at St. Louis Church, with the Rev. Pasquale LoGrasso, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m. today.

Published in The Macomb Daily on Sept. 29, 2013 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/macombdaily/obituary.aspx?pid=167176821#sthash.0v4BW5Fu.dpuf
BREITKREUZ, LORRAINE MARTIN (nee GOOSSENS) Age 80, passed away suddenly on September 10, 2013 at her home. She is survived by her sister, M. Julia LaDuke; her brother, Robert J. Goossens; stepchildren, Kirsten Martin Hammond, Linda Breitkreuz, Holly Breitkreuz and Ervin Breitkreuz; also survived by her nephews and nieces, Steven LaDuke, Dennis LaDuke, Janet LaDuke Mooney, Robert LaDuke and Suzanne LaDuke Salus. Lorraine was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Martin; her second husband, Hugo Breitkreuz; and her nephew, Michael LaDuke. She enjoyed many years as a member of the Mount Clemens Ski Club and the Clinton River Boat Club where she made lifelong friends. She worked for AAA and remained in the insurance business for most of her adult life. A Memorial service will be held at Kaul Funeral Home, Clinton Township, Mich. at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Donations may be made to the Michigan Humane Society.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States Census, 1940, Constant and Victoria were living in Mishikawa, Indiana in 1935 but had moved and were living at 4321 Lakepointe in Detroit in 1940, in a $23 per month rental, with Victorina's daughter Mathilda Van Oudenhove, age 14. Constant is listed as "cement worker" in "building construction", having worked 30 weeks in 1939 and earned $1000.

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More information on Josephus-Petrus Goovaerts x Maria-Angelina Cautaert and family
son Albertus-Franciscus on FindAGrave.
son Augustus on FindAGrave.
daughter Henriette on FindAGrave.

Lodewyk Peter Goovaerts born in Belguim death in Belguim married Maria Theresia Muylaert born in Belguim death in Belguim. Son- Joseph Pierre Goovaerts born 12 Oct 1888 in Belguim married Maria Angelina Cautaert born 03 June 1888 in Belguim. Died in 17 April 1975 in hospital in Chatham On. Was told he was living with his son after the death of his wife. Found no obit in Chatham library for him or her. Both are buried in Tillsonburg On. Told  Joseph had 12 brothers and sister, they were separate in war time?, Joseph was put in a home about 2 years old. He never seen  any of his family again and never look for them.
Source: email Simone Labor, April 17, 2009

Son Albertus-Franciscus married Dorothea Stocking (FindAGrave) on April 10, 1942.
GOOVAERTS, Albert Frank : Mr. Albert Frank Goovaerts a longtime resident of Wallaceburg passed away peacefully at Fairfield Park in Wallaceburg on Monday March 12, 2001 at the age of 88 years. He was born in Denderhautem, Belgium and was a son of the late Joseph and Marie (Cautaert) Goovaerts. Albert had attended the St. James Anglican Church in Wallaceburg, and was a retiree of the Glass Factory in Wallaceburg. He was a veteran of W.W. II, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 252 in Bothwell and was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters. Albert enjoyed woodworking, fishing and he especially took pride in his sunflowers which had become one of his trademarks in Wallaceburg.  Beloved husband of 58 years to Dorothea (Stocking) Goovaerts. Loving father of Deb and her husband Richard Stirling of Sombra. Proud grandfather of Dan Stirling of Sarnia and Dave Stirling of Sombra. Kind brother and brother-in-law of Henriette and the late Ken Griggs, August and Margaret Goovaerts all of Bothwell and the late Alexius Goovaerts. He will always be remembered by his many family and friends. Family received friends at the ERIC F. NICHOLLS FUNERAL HOME 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg on Tuesday March 13, 2001 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services were conducted in the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Paul Linklater of St. James Anglican Church, Officiating. Pall Bearers were Dan Striling, Dave Stirling, Ken Griggs Jr., Dennis Stocking, Bill Fields and Don Sterling. Interment in Bothwell Cemetery, Bothwell, Ontario. As a tribute to their fallen comrade the Bothwell Legion held a memorial service at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy donations to Palliative Care at Fairfield Park may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Albert Frank Goovaerts.
Wallaceburg Courier Press, March 21, 2001, as posted on Rootsweb

DOROTHEA GOOVAERTS - Mrs. Dorothea Goovaerts, a resident of Wallaceburg. passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Sydenham Campus Wallaceburg at the age of 82. Dorothea was a member for over 55 years, of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 18, in Wallaceburg and Branch 252 in Bothwell. She was a daughter of the late William and Violet (Goff) Stocking. Beloved wife of the late Albert Goovaerts (2001). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Deb and Richard Stirling of Sombra. Proud grandmother of Dan Stirling of Sarnia and Dave Stirling of Sombra. Kind sister of Leta Elliott of Bothwell and sister-in-law of Mary Stocking, Henriette Grigg and August and Margaret Goovaerts all of Bothwell. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Also remembered by Bill and Ella and many friends and neighbours. At Dorothea’s request cremation has taken place. The late Dorothea Goovaerts rested at the ERIC F. NICHOLLS FUNERAL HOME, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg. Cremation has taken place and a committal service has taken place on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 11 a.m. from the Bothwell Cemetery, with Fr. Keith Morrison, officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Dorothea Goovaerts.
Marriage date and Transcription courtesy of Simone Labor, via email April 17, 2009. 


Son Augustus married Margaret Nutt (FindAGrave).
Goovaerts: Augustus a resident of R.R.# 3 Bothwell, passed away at the C.K.H.A. PG Campus, Chatham on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at the age of 91. Born in Belgium, son of the late Joseph and Maria (Cautaert) Goovaerts. Beloved husband of Margaret (Nutt) Goovaerts. Loving father of Mary Deacon (Wayne), Dorothy Legault and Steve Girard, Alice Goovaerts, and Robert Goovaerts. Dear grandpa of Tom Kearns, Cassandra and Dustin Goovaerts. Dear brother of Henrietta Grigg. Predeceased by 3 grandchildren and brothers Albert and Alex Goovaerts. The Goovaerts family will receive friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria St., Thamesville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, March 28, 2008 at 12:30pm. Interment Mayhew-Mt.Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Cancer Society, C.N.I.B. or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences or donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com.
" a tree will be planted in memory of Augustus Goovaerts in the Badder & Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

Born in Middlesex County, daughter of the late Leslie and Inez (Anderson) Nutt. Beloved wife of the late Augustus Goovaerts (2008). Loving mother of Mary Deacon (Wayne), Dorothy Legault (Steve), Alice Goovaerts, and Robert Goovaerts. Loving grandma of Tom Kearns, Cassandra and Dustin Goovaerts. Dear sister of Bruce Nutt (Georgina) and Ron Kelly. Predeceased by 3 grandchildren and a sister Viola Dobson.

Daughter Henriette married Kenneth Walter Grigg (FindAGrave).
Grigg: Henriette (Goovaerts), formerly of Bothwell, passed away at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the age of 88. Born in Belgium, daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Cautaert). Beloved wife of the late Ken Grigg (1973). Loving mother of Mary Ann Lewis (Richard) of Chatham, Shirley Cabral (Manuel) of Glencoe, Ken Grigg (Marcy) of Bothwell. Loving grandmother of 5 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers Alex, August and Albert Goovaerts and grandson Richard. The Grigg family will receive friends at the Badder & Robinson Funeral Home, 211 Elm St., Bothwell on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 7-9pm. A Memorial Service will be held from the funeral home on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11am. Interment of Cremains in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Bothwell. If desired, donations to Four Counties Health Services Newbury would be appreciated. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com.


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More information on Franciscus-Clement, Constant-Justin, Albert-ProsperFranciscus-Ernestus, Zoé-Victorina Goubert and families
Franciscus-Clement on the Ellis Island database : (1). Franciscus-Clement on the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch. Franciscus-Clement on BillionGraves.
Constant-Justin on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Constant-Justin on the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Constant-Justin on FindAGrave.
Albert-Prosper on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Albert-Prosper on the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Franciscus-Ernestus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Franciscus-Ernestus on the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Franciscus-Ernestus on FindAGrave and BillionGraves.
For Zoé-Victorina, see Aloys Beeckman x Zoe-Victorina Goubert.
Marie-Therese-Victorina-Barbara Goossens on the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1910, the three brothers Constant-Justin, Albert-Prosper, and Franciscus-Ernestus were farmers and living in the same household on Long Beach Road in Westminster, Orange County, California in 1910.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Franciscus-Clement and Maria-Theresia-Victorina-Barbara were living on Center Street in Temescal, Riverside County, California in 1930 together with their sons Gaston-Desire-Pierre-Joseph, age 24 (New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, California, Death Index, 1940-1997SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave), Isidore-Jozef, age 22 (New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave), Pierre, age 20 (New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave), Emile, age 18 (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave),  and daughters Palmyre-Barbe, age 14 (New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, SSDI on FamilySearch) and Marie, age 12. Franciscus-Clement and Gaston-Desire-Pierre-Joseph are listed as laborers on a ranch, Isidore-Jozef as laborer in a glass factory, Pierre and Emile as laborers in a hospital.  According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Franciscus-Clement and Maria-Theresia-Victorina-Barbara were living at 244 Westminster Boulevard in Seal Beach, Orange County, California in 1940, ine a $25 per month rental, with their sons Gaston-Desire-Pierre-Joseph, age 34, and Isidore-Jozef, age 32. Franciscus-Clement is listed as "operator" of a farm, his sons as working on a farm. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Franciscus-Clement's place of residence was "Westminster, Orange, California" and the card lists "Oscar Watte" from Los Alamitos, California as "person who will always know your address".

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918Constant-Justin was a farmer and living in Los Alamitos, Orange County, California in September 1918, listing his brother Frans-Ernest from Los Alamitos as nearest relative. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Constant-Justin and his wife Eugenia-Maria Denoo (New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, California, Death Index, 1940-1997, SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave) were living on a farm on Cemetery Road in Monroe County, New York in 1920 together with their son Desire, 7 months old (New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, California, Death Index, 1940-1997, SSDI on FamilySearch).  According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Constant-Justin and his wife Eugenia-Maria Denoo were living in Cucamonga, San Bernardino Co, California in 1930 together with their children Desire, age 10, Christine-Virginia, age 7 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, Washington Death Index, 1965-2014, SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave) and Esther, age 5 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965, California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984, Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005 on FamilySearch, FindAGrave). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Constant-Justin and Eugenia-Maria were living on 369 Wright Rd#3 in Midway City, Huntington Beach, Orange County, California in 1940, in a $25 per month rental, with their son Desire, age 20, and daughters Christine-Virginia, age 17 and Esther, age 15. Constant-Justin is listed as "renter" of a farm, his son Desire as a laborer on a farm. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942Constant-Justin's place of residence was "1/10 mile south of Smeltzer on Wright, Orange, California" and the card lists his brother Frans-Ernest from Santa Ana, California as "person who will always know your address".

"Besides Sophia Denoo, another aunt of my father, Eugenia-Maria Denoo emigrated to the USA. She was married to Justin Goubert, a farmer in Santa Ana, California. I do remember my great-aunt Eugenia clearly. She was a very religious woman. When we moved to California in Februari 1946, we lived briefly with the family Goubert, before moving into our own home. Justin and Eugenia had two children: 
Desire Goubert, an American soldier during World War II, met his wife Irene in Europe (France?) during the war. Esther Goubert was also married to an American soldier,  Samuel ("Rocky") Kuras, who was a Captain of infantry who fought in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg during World War II."
LANSSENS - DENOO STAMBOOM

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, Albert-Prosper married Eliza-Maria Diependaele (SSDI on FamilySearch) on the 31st of January, 1920 in Santa Ana, Orange County, California. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 , Albert-Prosper was living on Ramona, South of Carbon Canyon, Chino, San Bernardino County, California, in 1942, self employed at the same address, listing  "Elisa Goubert, Ramona Ave., Chino, California (wife)" as "person who will allways know your address". In 1955, Albert-Prosper is named as appellant in a courtcase before the  Superior Court, San Bernardino in Goubert v. Pomona Valley Water Co.
Elisa Goubert Dies in Ceres; A rosary was recited last Sunday evening in the Sacred Heart Church for Elisa Goubert, 77, of Westley, who died in a Ceres hospital after a long illness. Final rites and burial will be in Chino. A native of Belgium, she is survived by a son, Ernest L. Goubert of Westley; six brothers and sisters, all living in Belgium, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918Franciscus-Ernestus was a farmer and living in Los Alamitos, Orange County, California in September 1918, listing his brother Constant-Justin from Los Alamitos as nearest relative. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Franciscus-Ernestus and his wife Margaret Irwin, born in Northern Ireland (California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave), were living in Temescal, Riverside County, California in 1930 together with their son John. A, age 5 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Franciscus-Ernestus and Margaret were living at 370 Bushard Rd#3 in Midway City, Huntington Beach, Orange County, California in 1940, in a house thye owned, worth $4000, with their son John A., age 15. Franciscus-Ernestus is listed as "owner" of a farm. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942Franciscus-Ernestus was still living at the same address (Bushard, 1/4 mile south of Smeltzer, Orange County, California)  in 1942, self employed, listing his borther Constant-Justin as "person who will allways know your address".

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More information on Carolus-Ludovicus Goubert x Maria-Josepha-Philomena Muylaert and family
Carolus-Ludovicus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Carolus-Ludovicus on the United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2, 3), New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 on FamilySearch.
Maria-Josepha-Philomena Muylaert on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Josepha-Philomena on the Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2, 3), New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 (2), Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 on FamilySearch.
Julius on the Ellis Island database : (1). Julius on the United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2), New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 (2), Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Hubertus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Hubertus on the United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2), New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Adela Meganck on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 on FamilySearch.
Emilius on the Ellis Island database : (1).

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918Carolus-Ludovicus was a laborer at Parke-Davis on Wight Street and McDougal Avenue in Detroit and was living at 840 Lafayette in Detroit in September 1918, listing his wife Maria-Josepha-Philomena living at the same address as nearest relative. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920Carolus-Ludovicus and Maria-Josepha-Philomena were living in a rental at 840 Lafayette in Detroit in 1920 together with their sons Julius, age 11 and Hubertus, age 10. Carolus-Ludovicus is listed as laborer in an auto factory. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Carolus-Ludovicus and Maria-Josepha-Philomena were living at 3253 East Congress Street in Detroit in 1930 together with their children Hubertus, age 20 and Mary, age 5. Ernest Muylaert, Maria-Josepha-Philomena's brother, a bricklayer, was living in the same household. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Carolus-Ludovicus and Maria-Josepha-Philomena were living at 3253 East Congress Street in Detroit in 1940, in a house they owned worth $1300, with their daughter Mary, age15, and the brother-in-law Ernest Muylaert, age 62 and cousin Maurice Cobbaert, age 19. Carolus-Ludovicus is listed as "laborer" at a "drug manufacturer", having worked 48 weeks in 1939 and earned $1650; the brother-in-law as a "bricklayer" in "building construction", having worked 33 weeks in 1939 and earned $1200; the cousin is listed as a "new worker".

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940Julius married Maria-Louisa De Quick (SSDI on FamilySearch) on the 23rd of October, 1937 in Manhattan, New York. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Julius and Maria-Louisa were living at 3318 East Lafayette in Detroit in 1940, in a $25 per month rental, with their daughter Adele, age 1, and son Charles, 11 months old. Julius is listed as "chemist" in a "chemical plant", having worked 52 weeks in 1393 and earned $1600.
Maria-Louise's obituary reads:
MARY GOUBERT (nee DeQUICK) Age 95. June 10, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Jules. Loving mother of Adele (Joe) Colagiovanni, Charles (Nancy), Marie Goubert, Nancy (the late Ron) Schultz. Proud grandmother of Kevin, Charles Jr., Colleen, Joseph, and Jason. Preceded in death by two grandchildren, Maureen and Brian. Dear great-grandmother of nine. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. In state Monday 10:30 a.m. at St. Kieran Catholic Church, 53600 Mound Rd. (between 24-25 Mile Rd.), until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Internment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com.
Published in The Detroit News on June 11, 2005

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Hubertus and Adela Meganck were living at 3253 East Congress Street in Detroit in 1940, in a $25 rent per month rental, with their daughters Rosemarie, age 2, and Frances, 10 months old. Hubertus is listed as "utility man" at a "drug manufacturer", having worked 50 weeks in 1939 and earned $2000.
Hubertus's obituary on the Michigan Obituary and Death Notice Archive reads:
GOUBERT, HUBERT P., Beloved husband of the late Adele and the late Cecelia. Dear father of Rose Marie Fuller, Frances (Thomas) Kempfer, Barbara (Gerrit) DeMeulenaere, Helen (William) Holtzman, Ted, Robert and Tim (Mariann) Graham. Also survived by 21 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Brother of Mary Pasella, and the late Jules Goubert. Funeral from the Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper, St. Clair Shores (between 12 & 13 Mile Rds.) Tuesday morning at 10:15 and St. Angela Church at 11 a.m. Rosary Monday evening at 7 p.m. Visitation Monday 1-9 p.m. Member of Belgian American Century Club. Donations to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, or DeLasalle Scholarship Fund, would be appreciated.
Dated March 16, 1998

For more information on above family, see the "Goubert/Sieberg/Muylaert/Patton Geneaology" on Rootsweb or GeneaNet. According to this website, Carolus-Ludovicus worked at Parke-Davis as a laborer. Parke-Davis was at that time one of, if not the most important, pharmaceutical company in America. Carolus-Ludovicus' son, Julius, also worked as a chemist in the same company. Both went to work together each morning by bus. Julius attended the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, quite an uncommon feat for someone from Denderhoutem in those days. The other son, Hubertus, attended De La Salle Collegiate High School and later the University of Detroit. He became an aeronautical engineer. Though i can not be certain, i believe it is this Hubertus Goubert that is referenced in the INDEX TO UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT YEARBOOK: 1930. Hubertus married Adele Meganck, also from Denderhoutem. No information on the youngest son, Emilius, apart from the fact that he died at a young age apparantly.

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More information on Maria-Emma Goubert x Cyriel Scheerlinck and family
Maria-Emma on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Emma on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 and California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch. 
Cyriel on the on the California, Death Index, 1940-1997 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Maria-Emma and Cyriel were living on Palos Verdes in Los Alamitos, Los Angeles County, California in 1940, in an $25 per month rental, with their son Albert-August, age 13 (New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924California, Death Index, 1940-1997SSDI on FamilySearch), and daughters Irene, age 8 and  Gabrielle-Marcella, age 7 (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 on FamilySearch). Cyriel is listed as a "ranch hand". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Maria-Emma and Cyriel were living at 2017 West 8th Street in Santa Ana City, Orange County, California in 1940, in an $18per month rental, with their son Albert-August, age 23, and daughter Gabrielle-Marcella, age 17. Cyriel is listed as "laborer", having worked 45 weeks in 1839 and earned $988; his son Albert as "laborer" in "ranch work", having worked 16 weeks in 1939 and earned $866.

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More information on sisters Delphine and Victorina Goubert

Delphine on the Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943, United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2) and  Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Victorina on the Ellis Island database : (1). Victorina on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch. Victorina on FindAGrave.
   
Delphine married Hector-Victor Pannecoucke (aka Pann). Hector-Victor was born on March 5th, 1872 in Harelbeke, Belgium. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1910, Delphine and Hector-Victor were living at 688 Franklin Street in Detroit in 1910 together with their son Julius, age 14 (United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 on FamilySearch), daughters Julia, age 11 (Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996SSDI, Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 on FamilySearch), Helen, age 9 (Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 on FamilySearch), and son Gustav, age 8. Hector-Victor is listed as a shoemaker, Julius as messenger in a laboratory. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Delphine and Hector-Victor were living at 575 Montclair Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in 1920 together with their daughters Julia, age 21, Helen, age 19, and sons Gaston, age 17 (Obituary), John, age 8, and Robert, age 3. Hector-Victor is listed as a trucker, as is his son Gaston, Julia and Helen are listed as working in a grocery store. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Delphine and Hector-Victor were living at 1398 Nottingham Road in Grosse Pointe Township, Wayne County, Michigan in 1930 in a house they owned worth $12000 together with their daughter Julia, age 31, and son Robert, age 13. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, the by then widow Delphine was living in with her daughter Helen White on 786 St. Clair Avenue in Grosse Pointe City, Wayne County, Michigan in 1940. 

Victorina married Gustave Beeckman (New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2), Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). Gustave was born in Gent, Belgium. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Victorina and Gustave were living at 4219 Alter Road in Detroit, Michigan in 1930, in a $20 per month rental, together with their son George, age 27 (New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 (2), Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2) on FamilySearch). Gustave is listed as a "general laborer", George as an "assembler" at a "carburator manufacturer". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, the by then widowed Victorina was living at 6002 Philip  in Detroit in 1940, in a house she owned worth $2000, with her son George, age 37. George is listed as an unemployed "laborer" in the "auto industry", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 with earned $720. 

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More information on Alphonse Guns x Rosalia Brewee and family
Alphonse on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Alphonse on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 (2), New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 and  Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Rosalie on the Ellis Island database : (1). Rosalia on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 and Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Maria-Cicilia on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Cicilia on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 and Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Geraldine on the Ellis Island database : (1). Geraldine on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Arthur on the Ellis Island database : (1). Arthur on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996, Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.

Alphonse signed on august 23rd, 1916 an attestation paper for the Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force . On october 30th, he is declared fit for duty by the medical officer. It is hence likely that he served with the Canadian Forces in Europe during WW I. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Alphonse was a laborer at the Motor Products Corporation on Mack Avenue in Detroit and was living at 644 Beniteau Street in Detroit in September 1918, listing his wife Rosalia living in Kerksken, Belgium, as nearest relative. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Alphonse and Rosalia were living at 457 1/2 on Holcomb Avenue in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan in 1920 together with their daughters Maria-Cecilia, age 17, Geraldine, age 14,  and son Arthur, age 7. Alphonse is listed as laborer in a "motor car company", Rosalie as laborer in a laboratory. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, a by then widower Alphonse was living at 1764 Bellevue Avenue in Detroit in 1930 together with his brother Arthur and sister Mary. Alphonse and Arthur are listed as laborers at a stove company. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Alphonse was living as a lodger on 1029 Hoyt Street in Muskegon Heights, Michigan in 1940. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942Alphonse was living in Muskegon Heights, Michigan  in 1942, working for the Norge Corp., listing  "Arthur Guns" as "person who will allways know your address".

Geraldine married Raymond Gotelaere (Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996SSDI on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Geraldine and Raymond were living in Detroit in 1930 together with their son Robert, age 3 (United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996SSDI on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Geraldine and Raymond were living at 9210 Everts Avenue in Detroit in 1930 together with their son Robert, age 3.

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More information on Josephus Hooge
Josephus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Josephus on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 (2) and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Josephus on FindAGrave.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Josephus was living on a farm in Elba, Gratiot County, Michigan, together with his parents, borthers and sisters. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Josephus was living at 2153 Meldrum Avenue in Detroit in 1930 as a boarder together with his father Petrus-Amandus and brother Dominicus. Living in the same boardinghouse was Dominicus De Dier from Denderhoutem. Josephus and his brother are listed as laborers in "street construction", their father as laborer in a rubber plant. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Josephus and his Scottish born wife Agnes Carmichael (Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954, Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch)were living at 5538 Lodewyck  in Detroit in 1940, in a house they owned worth $4000, with their son James, age 1 (New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). Josephus is listed as "tire painter" in a "tire factory", having worked 43 weeks in 1939 and earned $1950; Agnes as "inspector" in a "carburator factory".

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More information on Franciscus-Polidorus Hoebeke and siblings
Franciscus-Polidorus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Franciscus-Polidorus on the Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001 on FamilySearch.
Maria-Urma married Alphonsius Cobbaert from Denderhoutem.
Constantinus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Constantinus on the Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2,3) and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Omer on the Ellis Island database : (1). Omer on the United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2, 3) on FamilySearch.
Maria-Celestina on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Celestina on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918Franciscus-Polidorus was a laborer for the "Gas Co." in Detroit, listing his brother Constantinus as nearest relative living at 318 Bellevue Avenue, Detroit. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920Franciscus-Polidorus was living in with his brother Constantinus' family at 318 Bellevue Avenue in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan in 1920, together with his brother Omer. Franciscus-Polidorus is listed as laborer in a factory. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Franciscus-Polidorus was living in with his brother Omer's family on Galetown Road in Green Creek Township, Sandusky County, Ohio in 1940, together with his brother Jozephus. Franciscus-Polidorus is listed as sugar beet worker. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942Franciscus-Polidorus was living at 71 N. West Street, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio an was employed at the Crampton Canneries in Norwalk. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, Franciscus-Polidorus was living on 20 N. West Street in Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio at the time of his death in 1950, still working as a laborer in the canning industry. The certificate states further that Franciscus-Polidorus was never married, never served in any of the US Armes forces, and died of pulmonary embolism in Memorial Hospital in Norwalk, and was buried on January 2nd, 1951 in St. Paul Cemetery in Norwalk.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918Constantinus was married, with one child, a laborer for the "Detroit Furnace Co" in Detroit and was living at 318 Bellevue Avenue, Detroit in June 1917. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920Constantinus was living at 318 Bellevue Avenue in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan in 1920 with his wife Rosalie and daughters Susie, age 8 and Margaret, age 2 and Constantinus's brothers Omer and Franciscus-Polidorus. Constantinus is listed as shop laborer. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Constantinus and Rosalie were living at 14748 Flanders Avenue in Detroit in 1930 with their daughters Josephine, age 18 and Margaret, age 12. Constantinus is listed as laborer for an "Automobile Co.", his daughter Josephine as a "bookkeeper". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Constantinus and Rosalie were living on 14748 Flanders Avenue in Detroit in 1940 in a house they owned worth $2000, with their daughters Josephine, age 28 and Margaret, age 22. Constantinus is listed as a "general house builder" in the "building reconstruction" industry, having worked 25 weeks in 1939 and earned $500. Josephine is listed as "bookkeeper" in a "publishing concern", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $1000, Margaret as "upholsterer" in an "auto upholstery". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942Constantinus was stil living in Detroit at the same address  in 1942, working for "Adolphe Schepers on 4574 Hereford in Detroit", listing "Rosie Hoebeke" as "person who will allways know your address".

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918Omer was living in Detroit, single, and working for a "Gas Company" in Detroit. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Omer was living in with his brother Constantinus' family at 318 Bellevue Avenue in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan in 1920, together with his brother Franciscus-Polidorus. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Omer was living in Henry County, Ohio in 1935 but had moved by 1940 and was living at 26 Galetown Road in Green Creek Township, Sandusky County, Ohio in 1940 with his wife Mary, age 47, their sons Charles, age 6, William, age 4, and Omer's brothers Jozephus Hoebeke and Franciscus-Polidorus Hoebeke. Omer and his two brothers are listed as "beet worker" in the "sugar beet" industry. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942Omer was living at 6133 Lenox Avenue in Detroit  in 1942, listing his employer "F. Jossart" as "person who will allways know your address".

According to the Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 on FamilySearch, Maria-Celestina married Remi Van Liederkerke (Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2, 3), United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, SSDI on FamilySearch) from Woubrechtegem, Belgium, on the 25th of November, 1916 in Detroit. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920Maria-Celestina and Remi were living in a rental at 1005 Monroe Avenue in Detroit in 1920, together with their daughter Erma, age 1 (SSDI on FamilySearch). Remi is listed as farmer. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Maria-Celestina and Remi were living at 1742 Fischer Avenue in Detroit in 1930 with their daughters Erma, age 11, Louise, age 10 (Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996, SSDI on FamilySearch) and Zoe, age 4. Remi is listed as building contractor. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Maria-Celestina and Remi were living at 3675 Barham in Detroit in 1940 in a house they owned worth $3000, with their daughters Louise, age 19, Josephine, age 15 and Nancy, age 2. Remi is listed as a "metal finisher" in an "auto factory", having worked 15 weeks in 1939 and earned $1000. Daughter Louise is listed as employed in the "stock room" of a "retail department store". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,  Remi was living at 3675 Barham in Detroit  in 1942, working for "Chrysler Kercheval", listing "Emil Eloot" as "person who will allways know your address".   

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More information on Carolus-Ludovicus Impens x Maria-Emilia Haegeman and son Albertus-Franciscus Impens
Carolus-Ludovicus on the Ellis Island database: (1). Carolus-Ludovicus on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 and Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Maria-Emilia on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 and New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 on FamilySearch.
Albertus-Franciscus on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Albertus-Franciscus on FindAGrave.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Carolus-Ludovicus, Maria-Emilia and Albertus-Franciscus were living at 2972 Newport Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in 1930, together with Maria-Emilia's brother Albert Haegeman. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Carolus-Ludovicus and Maria-Emilia were farmers in 1940 and living in a rental in Berlin Township, St. Clair County, Michigan.

Albertus-Franciscus married Angeline Palaszewski (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Albertus-Franciscus and Angeline were living at 2972 Newport Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in 1940 in a $25 per month rental. Albertus-Franciscus is listed as "loader" in the "wholesale produce" industry, having worked 6 weeks in 1939 and earned $180.
Angeline's obituary From The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press:
Beloved wife of the late Albert; dear mother of Bernadine Nieman (William), Charlene Crombez (Gene) and the late Lorraine Phimister; sister of Carl Pallas and Victor Palaszewski; five grandchildren and one great-granddaugther. Visitation 6-9pm Tuesday and 1-9 pm Wednesday at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Rosary 7:00 pm Wednesday. Instate at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church from 9:30 am Thursday until mass at 10:00 am - See more at: Death Notices on michigan.com.

Carolus-Ludovicus is a 1st cousin once removed of Remigius Impens.

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More information on Remigius Impens x Maria-Celestis Verlinden
Remigius on the Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954 on FamilySearch.

The Chatham Daily News, Chatham, Ontario- 13 September 1996 as posted on
Rootsweb
IMPENS: Remi of RR#3, Blenheim passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chatham on Thursday, September 12, 1996. he was born in Belgium 91 years ago and had farmed on the 3rd con. of Harwich Township. His wife the former Celeste Mary Verlinden died in 1982. Surviving is a daughter Mary and husband Arsene DeBaere of RR#1 Grande Pointe; son Willie and wife Yvonne Impens of Harwich Twp.; 4 grandchildren and one great great grandson. Predeceased by 3 sisters and 4 brothers. resting at the J.L. FORD FUNERAL HOME in Blenheim for visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and where prayers will be offered at 8 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's RC Church in Blenheim on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Ivo Tommeleyn celebrant. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials to the Kidney foundation or Palliative Care would be appreciated.

Remigius is a 1st cousin once removed of Karel-Lodewijk Impens.

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More information on Amedeus (Van Impe) Kiekens
Amedeus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Amedeus on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2), and Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch. Amedeus on FindAGrave.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, Amedeus, laborer, crossed the Canadian - US border in January 5, 1916 on the D&W Ferry on his way from Glenwood, Ontario, Canada to a boarding house at 84 Jefferson Street, Detroit, Michigan. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918Amedeus was living at 84 Jefferson Court, Detroit, Michigan in June 1917, a laborer employed by "L.M. Spencer" in Continental, Putnam County, Ohio. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Amedeus was living on a farm in Brownstown Township, Wayne County, Michigan in 1920 in the household of a "John Lateb" whose daughter Florida had married Raymond (Remi) Van Eeckhoutte.  According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Amedeus was living on Dunbar Road in Raisinville Township, Monroe County, Michigan in 1930, a lodger and farm laborer in the household of Remi Van Eeckhoutte. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Amede was living on a farm in Woods Road in La Salle, Monroe County, Michigan  in 1940 in a place he rented for $10 per month, a hired hand in the household of a "Remi Van Eeckhoutte". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942Amedeus was living in La Salle, Monroe County, Michigan  in 1942, a farmer, listing "Remi Vaneeckhoute" as "person who will allways know your address".

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More information on Gustavus-Josephus Meert
Gustavus-Josephus on the Ellis Island database : (1),(2). Gustavus-Josephus on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch. Gustavus-Josephus on FindAGrave.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1910Gustavus-Josephus was an inmate of Michigan State Prison in Jackson City, Jackson County, Michigan in 1910. Gustavus-Josephus is listed as "machine shop laborer". According to the Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 on FamilySearch, Gustavus-Josephus married Elizabeth-Frances Culhane (Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave) from Springwell, Michigan on the 7th of August, 1918 in Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan. GustavusJosephus is listed as "machinist" on the marriage certificate, Elizabeth-Frances as "domestic". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Gustavus-Josephus was living at 209 Oak Street, Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan in September 1918, a machinist employed by the "Riverside Machine Co." in Jackson, listing his wife Elizabeth as nearest relative. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920Gustavus-Josephus and Elizabeth-Frances were living at 209 Oak Street in Jackson City, Jackson County, Michigan in 1920. Gustavus-Josephus is listed as machinist in a factory. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Gustavus-Josephus and Elizabeth-Frances were living on Southwell Road in Parma Township, Jackson County, Michigan in 1930. Gustavus-Josephus is listed as machinist in a "gear works".
According to the Culhane Family tree by Alonzo Sherman: "Elizabeth Frances Culhane... married to Joseph Gustave "Gus" Meert at St John's Catholic Church in Jackson, MI...Gus was co-owner of a machine shop in Jackson until he sold it and invested in real estate. Elizabeth lived in Jackson in 1930 (father's obituary)...  Gus died 1937. Elizabeth was a nurse before marriage and did practical nursing after Gus died. Elizabeth lived in Detroit in 1958, and was referred to as Mrs Elizabeth Caldwell (mother's obituary). c1978 she lived in Jackson."

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More information on Aloysius Meganck x Maria Michiels and family
Aloysius on the Ellis Island database : (1). Aloysius on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Aloysius on FindAGrave.
Maria on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 (2), Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Maria on FindAGrave.
Albertus-Alphonsus on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Albertus-Alphonsus on FindAGrave.
Adela married Hubertus Goubert from Denderhoutem.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Aloysius and Maria were living at 3486 Belvedere Avenue in Detroit in 1930 together with their son  Albertus-Alphonsus, age 16 and daughter Adela, age 15. Aloysius is listed as a "car loader" in an automobile plant. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Aloysius and Maria were living on 4976 Anatole Avenue in Detroit in 1940 in a house they owned worth $4000, with their son Albertus-Alphonsus, age 27. Aloysius is listed as a "laborer" in a "ventilator factory", having worked 44 weeks in 1939 and earned $1100. Albertus-Alphonsus  is listed as "laborer" at a "drug manufacturer", having worked 50 weeks in 1939 an earned $1500. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Aloysius was living in Detroit  in 1942, working for the "American Blower Corp.", listing "Mrs. Marie Meganck" as "person who will allways know your address".

Albertus-Alphonsus  married Margaret Verschaeve (Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996, SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave)

Alois Meganck was a butcher as far back as I remember ( Note from Gunter: would not be surprising as his father Camille was a butcher as well).  He may have been a carpenter (not sure of this). He was a prisoner of was in WW I  in Germany and retuned to Belgium when my mother was 4 years old.  That was the first time he saw her.  Both my mother Adele Goubert and her brother Albert Meganck ware born in Denderhautem.... Their mother, Maria Meganck was an only child and I know of no other immigrants in her family. Albert Meganck was married to Margaret Verschaeve Born on July 14, 1918 and died January 21, 1993 and they had 7 children. Richard married to Janet, Robert married to Candis, Raymond married to Noreen, Ruth Ann married to Bob Porter, Rose Mary married to Howard Hauffman, Ronald married to Janet, Rita married to Tom Boucher, Margaret was married to a soldier who was killed in WW II for a short time, before Albert.  I don't know his name... My Mom, Adele Goubert (Meganck), died at BonSecour Hospital which is in Grosse Pointe MI. I am the 3rd and last child of Hubert and Adele. Rose Marie Fuller, Frances Philomena Kempfer and Barbara Carolyn DeMeulenaere
Source: emails Barbara De Meulenaere, granddaugter, July 30 and August 18, 2007

I am the second of seven children of Albert Meganck (13, June 1913) an Margaret (Verscharve) Meganck...My older brother, Richard, lives is Rector of the United Nations University in Delft, The Netherlands; my sister Rosemary is a nurse in Chicago. Raymond, Ronald, Ruth (Porter), and Rita (Boucher) all still live in the Detroit area...
FYI: When i was a teenager and really into Rock and Roll (actually, I still am) there was a preacher, Rev. Jack Van Impe, who use to preach that Rock and Roll was the music of the devil. My grandmother told me that we were related, but I never ask her how.
Source: email Robert Meganck, grandson, August 9, 2007

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More information on siblings Gustavus and Josephus Meganck
Gustavus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Gustavus on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 (2), United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954 (2), Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (3, 4), Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Gustavus's son Willy-Marcel on the United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956 (2), Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954 (2), Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2, 3, 4), Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996SSDI on FamilySearch. Willy-Marcel on FindAGrave.
Josephus on the United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956 (2), Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2,3,4), Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Josephus on FindAGrave.
Josephus's spouse Joanna-Catharina Paternoster on the Ellis Island database : (1). Joanna-Catharina on the United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2), Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Joanna-Catharina on FindAGrave.

Gustavus married Clementina-Angela Van Isterdaele from Okegem, Belgium (Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996, SSDI on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Gustavus and Clementina-Angela were living at 2140 Meldrum Avenue in Detroit in a rental in 1930 with their son William, age 2, and Clementina-Angela's brother, Arthur-Petrus Van Isterdael. Gustavus is listed as laborer in construction. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Gustavus and Clementina-Angela were living at 1812 Meldrum Avenue in Detroit in 1940 in a $25 per month rental, with their son Willy, age 12. Gustavus is listed as a "loading clerk" in an "auto factory", having worked 32 weeks in 1939 and earned $900;  Clementina-Angela as a "seamstress" in the "sewing" industry, having worked 26 weeks in 1939 and earned $514.

Willy-Marcel married Lorraine-Marie (FindAGrave).
Lorraine-Marie's obituary reads:
Obituary for Lorraine Marie Meganck - Lorraine Marie Meganck, age 78, passed away on Sunday March 30, 2008 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. She was born on May 10, 1929 in Grosse Pointe Farms Michigan. Mrs. Meganck was a Clinton Township resident and formerly lived in East Detroit. She retired from Colonial Dodge in the late 1980’s, where she had worked for 27 years. She was a former member and officer of the Daughters of Isabella our Lady of Loretto Circle.
Mrs. Meganck is survived by her sons Richard (Janice) Meganck, Michael Meganck and Allan Meganck. Her grandchildren Lauren Meganck, Ryan Meganck, Michael Meganck, Matthew Meganck, Erika Meganck and Nathan Meganck. Mrs. Meganck is also survived by her sister Dorothy (Ed) Novak and faithful dog Emily. She is predeceased by her husband Willy, who passed away on July 10, 1993 and a special friend Herb Martell.
Visitation will be held at the S. K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield Road (north of 19 Mile Road) on Tuesday from 2:00 until 9:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday 11:30 am. at the funeral home. A Scripture Service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. Cremation will take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township. Interment of her ashes will also be at Resurrection Cemetery.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Josephus was living at 2167 Meldrum Avenue in Detroit in 1930 with his sister Ludovica Meganck and her husband August-Gustaaf De Waegeneer. Josephus is listed as laborer in "street construction". Josephus married Joanna-Catharina Paternoster from Denderhoutem. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Josephus and Joanna-Catharina were living in with Joanna-Catharina's brother Raphael and his family at 2153 Meldrum Avenue in Detroit in 1940 in a $20 per month rental from. Josephus is listed as employed in a  "rubber factory", having worked 50 weeks and earned $2000;  Joanna-Catharina is listed as an "assembler" in an "automobile factory", having worked 39 weeks in 1939 and earned $1000. 

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More information on René-Cijrillus Mensschaert x Ludovica Wijnant
René-Cijrillus on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). René-Cijrillus on the United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Ludovica on the Ellis Island database : (1). Ludovica on the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 (2) on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918René-Cijrillus was married and living in San Fernando, Los Angeles County, California in September 1918, employed as laborer by "Omer Watte". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, René-Cijrillus and Ludovica were living in a $15 per month rental on Ocean Avenue in Seal Beach, Orange County, California in 1940. Rene-Cyril is listed as "operator" on a farm.

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More information on Alexius-Casimirus Muylaert
Alexius-Casimirus on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 (2) and Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.

Alexius-Casimirus married Maria-Rachel De Leeuw from Haaltert (Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996SSDI on FamilySearch).

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More information on Ernestus Muylaert and siblings Maria-Josepha-Philomena and Joannes-Baptiste
Ernestus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Ernestus on New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2), Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch. Ernestus on FindAGrave.
Maria-Josepha-Philomena married Carolus-Ludovicus Goubert from Denderhoutem.
Joannes-Baptiste on the Ellis Island database : (1). Joannes-Baptiste on the United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925, United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2) on FamilySearch.
Joannes-Baptiste's spouse Eulalia Souffreau on the Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954 (2) and Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ernestus was living at 840 East Lafayette, Detroit, in September 1918, employed as laborer by the "Saxon Motor Car Company" on Beaufait Street, listing his sister Maria-Josepha-Philomena, also living at 840 East Lafayette, Detroit, as his nearest relative. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Ernest was living at 3253 East Congress Street in Detroit in 1930 with his sister Maria-Josepha-Philomena and her family. Ernest is listed as "bricklayer" in "building construction. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Ernestus was still living in with his sister Maria-Josepha-Philomena and her family at 3253 East Congress Street in Detroit in 1940. Ernest is listed as "bricklayer" in "building construction", having worked 33 weeks in 1939 and earned $1200.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918Joannes-Baptiste was single and living at 840 Lafayette, Detroit, in June 1917, employed as "brick mason" by "Peter Dumond contractor" on Gladwin Avenue. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Joannes-Baptiste was living at 6011 Philip Street in Detroit in 1930, in a house he owned worth $5800, with his wife Eulalia and their sons Emil, age 6 (Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996, SSDI on FamilySearch) and Ernest-Albert, age 5 (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave).  Joannes-Baptiste is listed as a bricklayer for a contractor. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, Joannes-Baptiste and Eulalia were living at 6011 North Philip Avenue in Detroit in 1940 in a house they owned, with their two sons Emil, age 16 and Ernest-Albert, age 15. Jan-Baptist is listed as "bricklayer" with a "house builder", having worked 26 weeks in 1939 and earned $1560, the two sons are listed as newspaper boys, having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $208 and $104 respectively. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942Joannes-Baptiste was living at 6011 Philip in Detroit  in 1942, working for the "construction firm Bryant & Detwiler Co". in the Ford Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan, listing his sister "Mrs. Charles Goubert", living at 3253 East Congress Street, Detroit, as "person who will allways know your address".  
Joannes-Baptiste
's obituary from the Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on January 13, 1959, Page 25, reads:
"...Funeral from the Harvey A. Neely Funeral Home. 16540 Meyers Rd . Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. MUYLAERT John B. of 4269 Maryland: beloved husband of Rosalie; dear father of Emiel and Ernest Muylaert; dear stepfather of Mrs. Cyriel (Ermine) Van Der Hoeven, Mrs. Gustaaf (Clementine) De Turck and Joseph De Vuyst..."

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More information on Isidorus Muijlaert
Isidorus on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.

According to the Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 on FamilySearch, Isidorus married Zulma-Adèle Deronne (California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 on FamilySearch) on October 21st, 1912 in Wayne County, Michigan. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Isidorus was married and living at 353 Baldwin, Detroit, in June 1917, employed as "auto worker" by the "Dodge Bros". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920Isidorus and Zulma-Adèle were living at 158 Shipherd in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan in 1920. Isidorus is listed as "chassis builder" in an "autombile company". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930Isidorus and Zulma-Adèle were living at 10603 Eucalyptus Street in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California in 1930, in a house they owned worth $4500, with their daughter Alice C., age 7 (Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994, SSDI on FamilySearch), and son Eugene-Paul, age 6 (United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996, SSDI on FamilySearch). Isidorus is listed as an independent "ropemaker". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, 1940 United States Federal Census, a by then widower Isidorus is living at 12105 East Warren Avenue in Detroit in 1940, in a $32 per month rental, with his daughter Alice C., age 17 and son Eugene-Paul, age 16. Isidoor is listed as "bartender" in a "beer garden", having worked 50 weeks in 1939 and earned $1352. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942Isidorus was living at 12105 East Warren in Detroit  in 1942, employed by a "James Buyse" at 2901 Hart Avenue, Detroit, listing the same as "person who will allways know your address".

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More information on Victor Muylaert x Adolphine Matthe
Victor on the Ellis Island database : (1)
Adolphine on the Ellis Island database : (1)

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927, Victor and Adolphine were married on the 10th of June, 1920 in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada.  Victor and Adolphine had several children: Oscar, Robert, Mary, and twins Rene and Charles. There's scant  information on Robert, on Ronald Cox's Ancestors, Cousins and their allied families on Rootsweb. There's a lot more that we know about Rene and Charles. Rene became a well known golf course architect, while Charlie took care of construction. Together they reshaped many a golf course in Ontario. Just google the name Muylaert and "golf course" and you get hundreds of hits. Together with their brother Oscar also, they started a company Strathroy Turf Farms in 1969. The company is still in family hands today, owned by grandson Jim and Barb.

"A modest man with rural roots, Strathroy, Ont. golf course architect Rene Muylaert died May 7 after suffering a heart attack. He was 69.  Designer of more than 50 Ontario courses, including St. Andrew’s Valley G&CC (Aurora), Sawmill Creek G&CC (Sarnia), and The Oaks G&CC (London), Muylaert was an unassuming genius with a burning passion for golf and the land. He made perhaps his best imprint working with course owners on smaller budgets and on smaller pieces of land to eventually craft high-end, golfer-friendly tracks. Once boasting a single-digit handicap, he put down his putter for his pencil, and carved a name for himself amongst Canadian golf giants.  “He was a great friend to my family and a great friend of golf,” said Brian Ublansky, owner of Echo Valley GC near London, where Muylaert and his son, Steve, redesigned the club and transformed it into a first-class semi-private facility. Ublansky called Muylaert “the most underrated and under-recognized” Canadian golf architect who was “up there with Stanley Thompson.” Ublansky plans to nominate Muylaert for induction into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame. Muylaert and his brother, Charlie, worked together for four decades, Rene handling design, Charlie construction. They studied turf management together at the University of Massachusetts. Rene’s first golf industry job was labourer at Uplands GC in Thornhill. In 1960, when the original architect hired to design Chinguacousy CC (now Caledon CC) declined, Muylaert took the job, and by 1965 golf course design had become his career. Steve Muylaert said his father was most proud of The Oaks because of its “immaculate condition.” Rene was often spotted wearing an Oaks golf shirt while operating his Green Par practice facility in London. Muylaert’s wife, Patricia, died in 2002. He is survived by his children, Brenda, Steve, Susan, and their children; his brother, Charlie; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings, Oscar, Robert and Mary."
Obit: Rene Muylaert, by Jeffrey Reed, Special to SCOREGolf June 2005, Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:19 pm

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More information on Karel-Ghislenus Paternoster and family

Karel-Ghislenus on FindAGrave.
Maria-Adelina Hooge on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Adeline on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch. Maria-Adelina on FindAGrave.
Magdalena on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Magdalena on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Joanna-Catharina married Josephus Meganck.
Raphael on the Ellis Island database : (1). Rafael on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Raphael on FindAGrave.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1910, Karel-Ghislenus and Maria-Adelina were living in Detroit in 1910 with their daughters Alice, age 4, Susan, age 3, and son Raphael, 10 months old. They had a daughter Marie-Celeste in September 1912 who died of pneumonia March 31st, 1913 before she was 1 year old (cfr. death certificate on Seeking Michigan). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Karel-Ghislenus and Maria-Adelina were living in Wayne County, Michigan in 1920 with their daughters Madline, age 14, Jennie, age 13, sons Raphael, age 12, Prosper, age 8 (SSDI and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch, FindAGrave), and daughters Eva, age 5 and Leona, age 2 ("Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Karel-Ghislenus and Maria-Adelina were living in Detroit in 1930 with their daughter Jennie, age 23, sons Raphael, age 21, and Prosper, age 19, and daughters Eva, age 16 and Leona, age 12. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Karel-Ghislenus and Maria-Adelina were living in with their son Ralph's family on 2153 Meldrum Avenue in Detroit in 1940. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Karel-Ghislenus was living in Detroit  in 1942, unemployed, listing his son-in-law "Frank De Maeght" as "person who will allways know your address".

Daughter Magdalena married Frank De Maeght, son of Augustinus De Maeght from Denderhoutem and Gertrude Malfait.

Daughter Joanna-Catharina married Josephus Meganck from Denderhoutem. 

Son Raphael married Mildred from Connecticut (SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Raphael and Mildred were living on 2153 Meldrum Avenue in Detroit in 1940, in a house they owned worth $1750, with their daughter Donna Marie, age 12, and Ralph's parents Karel-Ghislenus and Maria-Adeline. Raphael is listed as a "laborer" in a factory, earning $463.

Son Prosper married Kathleen from Canada (FindAGrave). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Prosper and Kathleen were living on 2159 Meldrum Avenue in Detroit in 1940, in a place they rented for $14 per month, with their daughters Phyllis Anna, age 7, and Doris, age 5. Prosper is listed as "laborer" in an "automobile factory", earning $1092.

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More information on brothers Carolus Paternoster and Eduardus Paternoster

Carolus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Carolus on FindAGrave.
Eduardus on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Eduardus on FindAGrave.

Carolus and Eduardus were nephews of Karel-Ghislenus Paternoster.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Carolus and Maria-Josepha (FindAGrave) were living in Detroit in 1930 with their children Malvina, age 11, Marcel, age 6 (SSDI and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave), and Albert, age 4 (SSDI on FamilySearch; Belgian American Association). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Carolus and Maria-Josepha were living on 22051 Firwood in East Detroit, Macomb County, Michigan  in 1940, in a house they owned worth $3500, with their daughter Malvina, age 20, and sons Marcel, age 15, Albert, age 14 and Robert, age 3 (SSDI on FamilySearch; FindAGrave). Carolus is listed as "laborer" in the "D.P.W" (Department of Public Works), earning $1385; daughter Malvina as "clerk" in a "dairy bar". Carolus is listed in the 1949 through 1958 Macomb County Official Directories as "Public Works Supt." of the "City of East Detroit".

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Eduardus and Leona (FindAGrave) were living in Detroit in 1930. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Eduardus and Leona were living on 17131 Forest in East Detroit, Macomb County, Michigan  in 1940, in a house they owned worth $1000, with their son Albert C., age 10, and daughter Martha J., age 8 (SSDI on FamilySearch, FindAGrave). Eduardus is listed as "laborer" for the "City", earning $1000; Leona as doing "homework" for a "private family".

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More information on Clementina-Delphina and Richardus-Eduardus Peleman

Richardus-Eduardus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Richardus-Eduardus on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch. 

According to the Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 on FamilySearch, Richardus married Josephina Van Marcke (b. 29 May 1904, Heule, d. 24 May 1993, USA, MI, Macomb Co., Roseville; SSDI and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch; Ellis Island) on the 21st of February 1925 in Detroit. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Richardus-Eduardus and Josephina were living in Grosse Pointe Park, MI in 1930 with their children Raymond, age 4 (SSDI and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch), Clementine, age 1, and Rene, less than 1 years old (Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953 on FamilySearch). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Richardus-Eduardus and Josephina were living on 1459 Lakepoint Avenue in Grosse Point Park Village, Wayne County, Michigan  in 1940, in a house they owned worth $4000, with their son Raymond, age 13, daughter Clementine, age 11, and sons Rene, age 10 and Cyril, age 3. Richardus-Eduardus is listed as running his own "plastering" trade. 

Clementina-Delphine married Alphonse-Raymond De Buysscher.

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More information on Carolus Pots x Rosina Boon
Carolus on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Rosina on the Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.

Rosina was the daughter of Leon Boon x Maria-Clementina De Buysscher

Carolus: Date of Arrival: 25 Feb 1930, Ship of Travel : Aquitania, Port of Departure : Southampton, "Father-in-law Leon Boon, 566 Jefferson Court, Detroit". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Carolus and Rosina were living in Detroit in 1930 together with Rosina's parents. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Carolus and Rosina were living on 1465 Canton Avenue in Detroit in 1940, in a place they rented for $15 per month. Carolus is listed as a "tire curer" in a "rubber company". 

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More information on Felix-Josephus Provost x Adelina-Maria Bockstael and family
Felix-Josephus on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Felix-Josephus on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Adelina-Maria the Ellis Island database : (1). Adelina-Maria on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Son Petrus-Joannes-Aloysius on the Ellis Island database : (1). Petrus-Joannes-Aloysius on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Son Petrus-Joannes on the Ellis Island database : (1). Petrus-Joannes on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Son Jan-Baptist-Arthur on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2)
Son Joseph on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Joseph on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Son Philemondus on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1910, Felix-Josephus and his 3 oldest sons were living in Detroit in 1910. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Felix-Josephus and Adelina-Maria were living in Wayne County, Michigan  in 1920 with their son Aloysius, age 32, Peter, age 28, Joe, age 23 and Philip, age 23.

Transcription WWI Draft Card Petrus-Joannes: "Registration Place: Detroit, Wayne, MI; Marital Status: Single; Immigration Status-Citizen: Declared Intention of Becoming a Citizen; Occupation: carpenter; Employer: Remi De Coster; Dependents + notes: father, 782 Gray, Detroit, MI". According to the Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 on FamilySearch, Petrus-Joannes married Joanna Demare/De Morrey on the 24th of August, 1920 in Detroit. Petrus-Joannes is listed as "Machine Operator" on the marriage certificate; Joanna as "Telephone operator". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Petrus-Joannes and Joanna were living in Detroit in 1930 together with their children Albert, age 7 (SSDI on FamilySearch), Adeline, age 5 and Robert, age 3 (SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Petrus-Joannes and Joanna were living on 1475 Field Avenue in Detroit in 1940, in a house they owned worth $8000, with their son Albert, age 17, daughter Adeline, age 15, and son Robert, age 13. Petrus-Joannes is listed as a "lathe hand" in an "automobile factory", earning $1100. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Petrus-Joannes was living in Detroit  in 1942, employed at the Chrysler Corp., listing "Mrs. Peter Provost" as "person who will allways know your address".

Transcription WWI Draft Card Jan-Baptist-Arthur: "Registration Place: Detroit, Wayne, MI; Marital Status: Single; Immigration Status-Citizen: Declared Intention of Becoming a Citizen; Occupation: steamfitter; Employer: Hudson Motor Car Co.; Dependents + notes: n/a, 694 Hilliger, Detroit, MI". According to the Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 on FamilySearch, Jan-Baptist-Arthur married Flavie Van Hie (Ellis Island: (1), Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch) from Moorslede, Belgium on the 28th of February, 1919 in Detroit. Arthur is listed as "steamfitter" on the marriage certificate. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Jan-Baptist-Arthur and Flavie were living in Almont, Lapeer Co., MI in 1930 together with their children Margaret, age 9, and Marion, age 3. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Jan-Baptist-Arthur and Flavie were living in Almont, Lapeer County, Michigan in 1940, in a house they owned worth $500, with their daughters Margaret, age 19 and Marion, age 13. Jan-Baptist-Arthur is listed as a "farmer", earning $1200. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Jan-Baptist-Arthur was living in Almont  in 1942, employed at the Hudson Naval Ordnance Plant in Centerline, MI, listing "Joseph Provost" as "person who will allways know your address".

Transcription WWI Draft Card Joseph: "Registration Place: Detroit, Wayne, MI; Marital Status: Single; Immigration Status-Citizen: Declared Intention of Becoming a Citizen; Occupation: unemployed; Employer: ; Dependents + notes: father/mother, 782 Gray, Detroit, MI". Joseph married Helena-Sidonia Pots (SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch; Ellis Island:(1)). Joseph and Helena had one daughter, Mariette, born January 9th, 1922 in Detroit, deceased August 15th, 2012 (ObitsforLife). Joseph was naturalized June 24, 1918 in Detroit. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Joseph and Helena-Sidonia were living on 4851 Wayburn Avenue in Detroit in 1940, in a house they owned worth $6000, with their daughter Mariette, age 18. Josephus is listed as a "cutting machine operator" in a "tire factory", earning $1800. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Joseph was living in Detroit  in 1942, employed at the US Rubber Co., listing a "A. Loosveld" as "person who will allways know your address".

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Renatus was living in Wayne County, Michigan in 1920. According to the Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 on FamilySearch, Renatus married Maria-Theresia-Elvira Schotte from Denderhoutem on the 4th of November, 1920 in Detroit. Renatus is listed as "steamfitter" on the marriage certificate; Maria-Theresia-Elvira as "machinehand". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Renatus and Maria-Theresia-Elvira were living in Detroit in 1930. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Renatus and Maria-Theresia-Elvira were living on 6142 Dickerson Avenue in Detroit in 1940, in a house they owned worth $3500. Renatus is listed as working in a "brewery", earning $1700. Maria-Theresia-Elvira is the daughter of Jan-Baptiste Schotte x Maria-Celina De Bruyn.

According to the Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 on FamilySearch, Philemondus married Lucia-Benedicta Van den Berghe from Denderhoutem on the 25th of September, 1922 in Detroit. Philemondus is listed as "laborer" on the marriage certificate.  Philemondus remarried Martha Van Impe. Further details unknown. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Philemondus and Martha were living in Almont, Lapeer County, Michigan in 1940, in a place they rented for $9 per month, with their daughters Dorothy, age 7 and Josephine, age 5. Philemondus is listed as a "farmer", earning $1100. 

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More information on Constantinus and Charles-Louis Roelant

St. Charles Borromeo, Newport, Michigan, 50th anniversary. An Historical and Biographical Review. Pub 1932
...One of the honored members of St. Charles Church and one whose zeal and generosity have done much to further the welfare of the parish, is the late Charles Roelant. He was born at Denderhauten, East Flanders, Belgium January 17th, 1835. Little is known of his parentage as he was left an orphan when only twelve years old. Mr. Roelant emigrated to America in 1862 and was married in May of the following year to Miss Mary Jane VanWasshenova, the daughter of Charles and Dorothy Stark VanWasshenova of La Plaisance, Mich. The ceremony was performed by Monsignor Edward Joos at St. Marys Church, Monroe. Soon after their marriage this couple settled on the site which is still the Roelant homestead. Eleven children were born to this union, only six of whom are sill living. They are Mrs. Noah (Rose) Gonyea of Rockwood, and Edmond, Charles (Frank), Joseph, Henry, and Mary of Newport. Two other daughters, Mrs. Charles (Theresa) Cousino, and Mrs. Adolph (Charlotte) Cousino died in 1901 and 1907, respectively. Edmond, Joseph, Henry, and Mary, who have always remained at home, continued to work their father's farm after his death on January 12th, 1911. It would be impossible to enumerate the donations and contributions of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roelant, whose generosity to the church is equaled by very few. Having been Catholics whose Faith was their greatest treasure, they gave unstintingly of their time and money. Among the larger gifts which bear the inscription of their names are a window, the 2nd Station of the Cross, the large statue of Sr. Joseph, and the beautiful sanctuary lamp. Mrs. Roelant, who was a charter member of the Altar Society, died May 29th, 1914, and was buried beside her husband in St. Charles Cemetery...
Source: Richard Van Wasshnova, Seal Beach, CA

Constantinus died Oct 7, 1888 in Newport and was buried at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Newport. He never married.
Source: Richard Van Wasshnova, Seal Beach, CA

See also 1870 census, Census Place: Berlin, Monroe, Michigan 

Death certificate for Charles-Louis on Seeking Michigan says Charles died of "senility".  Death certificate for Mary-Jane on Seeking Michigan says she died of "... regurgitation"

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More information on Maria-Magdalena Roelandt x Gustaaf Van Londersele and Maria-Irma Roelandt x Adolf-Henri Van Keymolen
Maria-Magdalena on the United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956 and "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957" (1,2,3,4) on FamilySearch.

According to the Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, Maria-Magdalena and Gustaaf are buried in Windham Township in  Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.

Obituary of Etienne VanKeymeulen, son of Maria-Irma Roelandt and Adolf-Henri Van Keymolen:
VanKeymeulen, Etienne "Gene" - At the Kings County Memorial Hospital in Montague on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, of Etienne VanKeymeulen of Valleyfield West, age 71 years. Beloved husband of Yvonne VanKeymeulen (nee Rebry). Son of the late Henry and Irma (Rollandt) VanKeymeulen. Dear father of Jackie (Dan) Mosher, Kathy (Fred) Pigott, both of Savage Harbour; Jerry, and Chrissy (Bill), both of Montague. Loving grandfather of Tammy, Michael, Stephen, Jamie, Tracy, Amy, Amanda, Cynthia, Catlian, Chelsey and Sheila. Great-grandfather of Makayle, Makenzy, Cole and Emily. Survived by his brother Joseph, Florida; Paul, Michigan, and sister Agnes VanDenBremt, Charlottetown., Resting at Ferguson's Montague Funeral Home from where the Memorial Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the St. Mary's Parish Cemetery. No visitation by personal request. If so desired, memorials to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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More information on Romanus Roelandt x Maria-Celestina De Buysscher

Both were buried in St Peter's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Tilbury East Township, Kent County, Ontario. CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project has pictures of Romanus's and Celestina's headstones.

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More information on Gustave Ruysseveldt x Maria-Irma Van Gyseghem

Both are buried on Riverview Cemetery in Wallaceburg, Ontario  (Ontario Cemetery Finding  Aid). 

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More information on Franciscus Schietecatte x Maria-Josepha De Vuijst and family

Franciscus on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Maria-Josepha on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Maria-Josepha on the Ellis Island database : (1)
Maria-Petronilla on the Ellis Island database : (1)
Maria-Celina on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Maria-Celina on the Ellis Island database : (1)
Josephus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Josephus on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Maria-Regina on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Regina on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Franciscus and Maria-Josepha were living in Wayne County, Michigan  in 1920 with their son Joseph, age 22, daughters Rosie, age 19, Angeline, age 15, son Morris, age 13 (SSDI and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch) and Franciscus' brother, Joseph Schietecatte. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Franciscus and Maria-Josepha were living in Detroit in 1930 with their children Angela, age 25, and Morris, age 23. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, the by then widow Maria-Josepha was living on 95 Moross Avenue in Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan in 1940, in a place she rented for $18 per month, with her daughter Angela, age 35 and son Maurice, age 33. Tombstone photograph for Franciscus and Maria-Josepha De Vuyst on St. Peter Cemetery, Mount Clemens, Macomb County, MI. Courtesy Ken Deneweth.

Son Maurice married Dorothy-Mae Mullinex (SSDI and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch). Dorothy-Mae was born  in Ludlow, Kenton County, Kentucky.

Daughter Maria-Petronilla married Cyril Martin on January 8th, 1910 in Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1910, Maria-Petronilla and Cyril were living in Mount Clemens, Macomb, Michigan in 1910. According to the Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 on FamilySearch, Maria-Petronilla married a second time on December 31, 1917 in Detroit, this time with Alidor Van Gheluwe, who was a "salon keeper". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Maria-Petronilla and Alidor were living in Wayne County, Michigan in 1920 with their son George, 5 months old (SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Maria-Petronilla and Alidor were living in Wayne County, Michigan in 1930 with their son George, age 10. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Death Certificates, Alidor died a widower.  

Maria-Petronilla Schietecatte went by Mary Schietecatte here in the United States. She married Cyril Martin (my grandfather) on January 8, 1910 at St Peters Church, Mount Clemens, Macomb, Michigan, USA. You can see their marriage record in the LDS Database by searching for Mary Schietecatte. Cyril Martin was born in Belgium March 14, 1880. Family records indicate Moorlaap, Belgium but I have not found such a place. I also believe the surname in Belgium was Maertens, He was one of seventeen children. Cyril died on June 20, 1962 in Macomb County, Michigan, USA. He is buried in St Peters Cemetery, Mount Clemens, Macomb, Michigan, USA. Cyril and Mary had two daughters: Martha Mary Louise Martin - 6/6/1910 Mount Clemens, Macomb, Michigan, USA and Alice Josephine Martin (My Mother) - 10/8/1913 Mount Clemens, Macomb, Michigan, USA. Mary also had a son with an Alidor H. VanGheluwe - I don't believe they were married because Cyril's death certificate indicates he was a widower and Mary was his only wife/marriage. My mother's half brother George M. VanGheluwe was born 7/25/1919 in Michigan. We have 1936 as Mary's date of death. I was told by my father that she was buried in a paupers grave.
Email by Rosemary Nickerson, granddaughter of Cyril Martin and Maria-Petronilla, dd. September 3, 2006. 

According to the Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 on FamilySearch, daughter Marie-Celina married Roger Yde in Mount Clemens on the 14th of September, 1917. Roger is listed as "florist" on the marriage certificate. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Maria-Celina and Roger were living in Macomb County, Michigan in 1920 with their son Francis, age 2 (SSDI on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Maria-Celina and Roger were living in Detroit in 1930 with their sons, Frank, age 11, and Joseph, age 6 (SSDI on FamilySearch, Obituary). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Maria-Celina and Roger were living on 371 Cass Avenue in Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan in 1940, in a house they owned worth $2000, with ther son Joseph, age 17 and daughter Caroline, age 9. Roger is listed as managing his own grocery business. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Roger was living on 371 Cass Avenue in Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan  in 1942, was running a "grocery store" at the same address, listing a "Mrs. Celine Yde" as "person who will allways know your address".

Corner grocery store closes after 99 years. Mount Clemens business offered fresh meats, a place to chat. 
PUBLISHED: April 1, 2006, By Robert Selwa, Macomb Daily Staff Writer
The mom-and-pop grocery with the owners living above the store was once an institution of American life. A rare surviving example closed Friday in Mount Clemens. Yde's Market, on Cass Avenue at South Rose Street, sold its last item Friday, after 99 years of continuous service. Frank Yde, 88, son of the founders and born in the apartment above the store, decided to retire. He was going strong right into the final day, assisted by his two daughters in welcoming customers. "I've been coming here for 20 years, especially for the meats," said Frank Lesperance of St. Clair Shores. "I don't know how they did it all those years." "My children love to come here," said Latrice Knight, who came from the west side of Detroit. Frank Yde said it was the fun of greeting customers and talking with them that kept him going all those years. "It's always been something to do, something to look forward to," he said. "There was always someone coming in, to talk with." In addition to being an old-fashioned family corner grocery store, Yde's had two additional special attractions: Yde prepared fresh meats, and Polish and Italian-style sausage; and whatever anyone needed in food, it was provided whether they could pay or not. This was especially so during the Great Depression. When customers were able to pay, they did. Yde is son of the late Roger Yde and Celine Schietecatte Yde, Belgian immigrants who founded the market in 1917. Frank, the oldest of three children, worked part time as a child in his parents' store. He graduated from St. Mary Grade School in Mount Clemens and then, at the suggestion of one of the nuns, joined the family business. Frank served with the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was married to the late Gladys Priemer of Ubly, and they raised two daughters, Sandy Kleman of Mount Clemens and Janice Eckman, of Sterling Heights.  Frank said the best business came from the 800 employees of the former Mount Clemens Pottery Plant, which operated from the 1920s to the 1990s. Frank's retirement plans are to fish and watch freighters going by on the St. Clair River in Port Huron.

Obituary Frank John Yde
Frank John Yde age 92, a lifelong resident of Mount Clemens, passed away Friday morning, July 16, 2010, at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. He was born on October 1, 1917, in Mount Clemens, Michigan, a son of the late Roger and Celina (Schietecatte) Yde. Frank was the proprietor of Yde’s Market from 1947 until his retirement in 2006. Frank enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and going to the casinos. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy. Frank was a member of the American Legion Post No. 4 and the Huron Pointe Sportsman’s Club. Mr. Yde is survived by two children, Janice (Jerry) Eckman of Sterling Heights and Sandy Kleman of Mount Clemens; four grandchildren, Terry Knoll, Susan (John) Eichorst, Kathy Clor and Jerry (Sherri) Eckman Jr; six great-grandchildren; two siblings, Joseph Yde of Mount Clemens and Caroline (Dave) Jolly of Chesterfield Township; and his dear friend, Fern Barker. The visiting hours will be on Monday from 2-9 p.m. in the Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, 233 Northbound Gratiot Avenue, Mount Clemens. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home with the Reverend Father T.J. Moloney officiating. Burial will follow at Clinton Grove Memorial Park Cemetery in Clinton Township. Share memories at willandschwarzkoff.com.
Published: Friday, July 16, 2010. The Macomb Daily.

Obituary Joseph Yde
Mr. Joseph M. Yde, age 88 of Harrison Township, passed away on Wednesday at Clinton Aire Nursing Center in Clinton Township. He was born on October 21, 1923 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, a son of the late Roger and Celina (Schietecatte) Yde. On March 27, 1990 Joe was united in marriage with Faith Lyman in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joe had served in the United States Coast Guard during World WarII and had worked as a meat cutter at Kohls Grocery Store. He enjoyed fishing and was a member of American Legion No 4. and a 1942 graduate of Mount Clemens High School. Mr. Yde is survived by his wife, Faith; seven children, Mark Yde, Christopher Lyman,, Raymond Lyman, David Lyman, Keith (Robin) Lyman, Walter (Deanna) Lyman and Vickie Seibert; 17 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and his sister, Caroline (David) Jolly. Joe was predeceased by his brother Frank Yde on July 16, 2010. A funeral service will be held on Saturday. September 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, 233 Northbound Gratiot Avenue, Mount Clemens with the Reverend Steven Beckey officiating. Burial will follow at Clinton Grove Memorial Park Cemetery in Clinton Township, with full Coast Guard Military Honors. The visiting hours will be on F

Son Joseph married Frances-Elizabeth Peltier on the 26th of April, 1926. Frances-Elizabeth Peltier was born on the 10th of March, 1902, and died on the 11th of September, 1961. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Josephus and Frances-Elizabeth were living in Mount Clemens, MI in 1930 with their daughter Francis, age 6. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Josephus and Frances-Elizabeth were living on 99 Moross Avenue in Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan in 1940, in a house they owned worth $7000 (?), with their daughter Frances, age 15. Josephus is listed as "contractor" in the "cement" industry, earning $2350. Tombstone photograph for Josephus and Frances-Elizabeth Peltier on St. Peter Cemetery, Mount Clemens, Macomb County, MI. Courtesy Ken Deneweth.

According to the Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 on FamilySearch, daughter Maria-Regina married Adillis Van Coillie on the 19th of August, 1922, in Detroit. The church wedding was 1 day later in the "Our Lady of Sorrows Church" in Detroit. Adillis was born on the 6th of November, 1892 in Pittem, Belgium, and died on the 1st of March, 1986, in MI. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Adillis and Maria-Regina were living in Detroit in 1930 with their children Maurice ("Morris"), age 5, Alice, age 3, and Margaret, less than a year old. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Adillis and Maria-Regina were living in rural Macomb County, Michigan in 1935 but by 1940 had moved to 3860 Marine City Highway in Ray Township, Macomb County, Michigan, in a place they rented for $25 per month, with their son Morris, age 15 and daughters Alice, age 13 and Margaret, age 10. Adillis is listed as "farmer".
PUBLISHED: Friday, November 30, 1973, The Macomb Daily: Rose Van Coillie
St. Clair Shores - Mrs. Rose M. Van Coillie, 73, died Wednesday at Martha T. Berry Hospital, Mount Clemens. She is survived by her widower, Adiel; a son, Maurice, St. Clair Shores; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Joyce, Mount Clemens, and Mrs. Alice McMillan, Utica; sisters Mrs. Clementine Bonte and Mrs. Celine Yde; brother Maurice Schietecatte; 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, from the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, and 9:30 a.m. at Isaac Jogues Catholic Church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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More information on Adolf Schollaert x Virginia De Pauw

Adolf on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Adolf on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch, FindAGrave, and BillionGraves
Virginia on the Ellis Island database : (1). Virginia on Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch. Virginia on FindAGrave, BillionGraves.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Adolf and Virginia were living in Washington, Gratiot Co., Michigan in 1930 together with their sons Louis, age 21 (SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch, Ellis Island, FindAGrave) and Joseph, age 19 (Ellis Island, FindAGrave, BillionGraves). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Adolf and Virginia were living in Washington Township, Gratiot County, Michigan in 1940, in a house they owned worth $1200, with their son Louis, age 31. Adolf is listed as "farmer". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Adolf was a farmer in Bannister, Gratiot Co., MI  in 1942, listing his wife as "person who will allways know your address". 

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More information on Jan-Baptiste Schotte x Maria-Celina De Bruyn and family

Jan-Baptist on the Ellis Island database : (1). Jan-Baptiste on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch. Jan-Baptiste on FindAGrave.
Maria-Celina on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Celine on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch. Maria-Celine on FindAGrave.
Maria-Theresia-Elvira on the Ellis Island database : (1)
Augusta on the Ellis Island database : (1)

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Jan-Baptiste and Maria-Celina were living in Detroit, Michigan in 1930. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Marie-Celina, by then widowed, was living in with her daughter Augusta and son-in-law John Van Campenhout on 6022 Phillip in Detroit, Michigan in 1940. 

According to the Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 on FamilySearch, daughter Augusta married John Van Campenhout on July 1st, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan.

Maria-Theresia-Elvira married Renatus Provost. For more information on this marriage and Renatus, see Felix-Josephus Provost x Adelina-Maria Bockstael and family

For more information on Maria-Celina's siblings, see siblings Maria-Valentina, Maria-Celina, Prosper-Alexander and Justina-Carolina De Bruyn

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More information on Augustinus Schouppe x Justina Van Schandevijl and xx Helena Van Schandevijl and families
Augustinus on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 and United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956 on FamilySearch. Augustinus on the Index to
Aylmer Express newspaper, Aylmer, Ontario, 1965 - 1969
 on Elgin County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.
Justina on the Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 on FamilySearch.
Clementina-Julia on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 on FamilySearch.
Octavus-Franciscus Schouppe on FindAGrave, Canada's Genweb Cemetery Project, the Zadock Hawkins Genealogy. Octavus-Franciscus on the St. Thomas Times Journal, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, January, February & March 1947 and Index to Aylmer Express, 1998 on Elgin County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.

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More information on Polidoor-Victor Schuttyser

Polidoor-Victor on the Ellis Island database : (1)

Transcription WWI Draft Card Polidoor-Victor: "Registration Place: Juneau, First Judicial District, AK; Marital Status: Married; Immigration Status-Citizen: Alien; Occupation: Mining; Employer: Alaska Juneau G M Co, Juneau; Dependents + notes: wife, Juneau".
According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Polidoor-Victor and his wife Bertha were living in Detroit in 1930. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Polidoor-Victor was living in Detroit in 1942, employed at the F. L. Jacobs Company (a manufacturer of automobile parts based in Detroit), listing "Arthur Cobbaert" as "person who will allways know your address".

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More information on Octavus-Josephus Sorgeloos x Maria-Louiza Ooge and Romanus Sorgeloos x Maria-Odilla Vaeyens
Octavus-Josephus on the Social Security Death Index on FamlySearch. Octavus-Josephus on Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954 on FamlySearch.
Maria-Louiza on the Social Security Death Index Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch. Maria-Louiza on Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954 on FamlySearch.
Romanus on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch. Romanus on Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954 on FamlySearch.
Maria-Odilla on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch. Maria-Odilla on Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954 on FamlySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Octavus-Josephus and Maria-Louiza were living in Middleton, Wood Co., Ohio in 1930 with their children Frank, age 8 (Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, SSDI and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch), and Adolphine, age 4 (Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, FindAGrave). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Octavus-Josephus and Maria-Louiza were living on 4156 Coplin Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, in a place they owned, worth $4000, with their son Frank, age 18 and daughter Delphine, age 14. Octavus-Josephus is listed as "drill press operator" in auto manufacturing, earning $1400.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Romanus and Maria-Odilla were living in Detroit in 1930 with their son Constant, age 4 (United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Romanus and Maria-Odilla were living in rural Henry County, Ohio in 1935 but by 1940 had moved to 2215 Hibbard Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, in a place they rented for $25 per month, with their son Constant, age 14 and daughters Elena, age 10 and Louize, age 3. Romanus is listed as "laborer in housing construction", earning $935.

Octavus-Josephus was naturalised in  Washington D.C. , U.S. District Court,  24 July 1947.

"My grandmother, Maria Louise (Ooge) Sorgeloos crossed to Halifax in 1927 with my mother, Maria Delphine and my Uncle Franciscus (Frank).  The US was closed to immigrants so they had to wait until the quotas were renewed to join my grandfather, Octave Sorgeloos in Ohio.  They were migrant workers in Ohio during the summer and worked in the auto plants in Detroit in the winter until WWII when they settled permanently in Detroit, MI."
Marianne McKelvy , emiail April 16, 2014

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More information on Leocadia-Elvira Souffriau
Leocadia-Elvira married  Theophiel Hugaert (SSDIUnited States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch) on the 23th of December, 1920. Theophiel Hugaert was born on the 20th of September, 1890 in Sint-Jan-in-Eremo, Belgium, and died on the 11th of September, 1981 in Michigan. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Leocadia-Elvira and Theophiel were living in Detroit in 1930 with their daughter Yvonne, age 6. Theophiel is listed as farm laborer (ship manifest, may 25th, 1928), as laborer in autoparts manufacturing (1930 Census) and in 1942 as working for "Bower roller bearings" (United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942). According to email from Daan Hugaert, Leocadia and Theophiel had two children : Gilbert F. and Yvonne A. 

See also Funeral Card Index by Helena Goertzen. 

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More information on Amandus Steppe x Victorina Cannau and family

Amandus on FindAGrave.
Victorina on the Ellis Island database : (1
Felix on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2).  Felix on the Social Security Death Index and California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.
Victor on the Ellis Island database : (1) . Victor on the Social Security Death Index and California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.
Martha-Ann on the Social Security Death Index and California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1910, Amandus and Victorina were living in Detroit in 1910 with their son Victor, age 3. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Amandus was living in Los Alamitos, Orange County, California in September 1918, listing "Mrs. Aman Steppe" as nearest relative. According to FindAGrave that cites as its source the Daily Telegram, Amandus "Died Oct. 30, 1918. Age 36. Belgian. He leaves a widow. Resided for 9 years at Los Alamitos and was an employee at the sugar factory". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Victorina was living in Long Beach Township Bixby Precinct, Los Angeles County, California in 1920 with her sons "Falise", age 17, Victor, age 13, daughter Martha, age 9, son Clemente, age 7 and daughter Valentine, age 3. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, Victorina remarried Augustus-Gustavus De Petter on April 17th, 1920 in Santa Ana, California.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, Felix married Theresa Otte from Belgium on December 19th, 1923 in Long Beach, California. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Felix and his wife Theresia were living in Los Alamitos, Orange Co., CA in 1930 with their children Albert, age 4 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, SSDI on FamilySearch, FindAGrave), Adeline, age 3 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch), and Anna, age 2 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, Felix married Dolores Madrid (SSDI, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch) from Colorado on February 27th, 1947 in Santa Ana, California.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, Victor married Elizabeth-Carolyn Buchheim (SSDI, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch) on November 18th, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Victor and his wife Elizabeth were living in Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA in 1930 with their son James, age 2 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, SSDI on FamilySearch). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Victor and Elizabeth-Carolyn were living on 193 South C Street, Tustin, Orange County, California in 1940 in a house they rented for $19 per month, together with their sons James, age 12, William, age 7(California, Birth Index, 1905-1995California, County Marriages, 1850-1952California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984 on FamilySearch)  and Richard, age 3 (California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 on FamilySearch). Victor is listed as "laborer" in the "citrus" industry. This Victor may be the same one as is pictured in the photographs of the Irvine Valencia Growers Packing House workers, Orange, California, 1932 and Irvine Valencia Growers packing house workers, Irvine, California, 1936.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, Martha married Raymond Quatacker (California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch) on January 28th, 1928 in Santa Ana, California. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Martha and her husband Raymond Quatacker were living in Huntington Beach, Orange Co., CA in 1930 with their son Alfred, age 1. 

...Raymond Quatacker married Martha Steppe and had a farm on the Montana Land Co. Ranch near Long Beach, CA. The couple had children but later separated....
"Vlaamse Immigranten in California" by F.V.Goeman, 1997, pg.71

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More information on Victor and Livinus-Petrus Van Damme

Victor on the Ellis Island database : (1).
Livinus-Petrus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Livinus-Petrus on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.

Transcription WWI Draft Card Victor: "Registration Place: Detroit, Wayne, MI; Marital Status: Married; Immigration Status-Citizen: Declared Intention of Becoming a Citizen; Occupation: Carpenter; Employer: J Hecht; Dependents + notes: wife/1 child, 894 Bessemore, Detroit, MI".
According to FamilySearch's Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, Victor married "Jennie" from Belgium on January 8th, 1916 in Detroit, Michigan. Victor is listed as "carpenter" on the marriage certificate. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Victor and his wife "Jeannette" were living in Wayne County, Detroit in 1920 with their daughters Camilla, age 3, and Margret, age 2. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Victor and his "canadian french wife Jeannette C" were living in Detroit in 1930 with their children Camilla F, age 13, Margaret F, age 12, Marie L, age 6, and Arthur E, age 1 (SSDI on FamilySearch). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Victor and his wife Jeannette were living on Bessemore Avenue in Detroit in 1940 in a house they owned worth $1500, with their daughter Marie, age 16, and sons Arthur, age 11 and Richard, age 3. Victor is listed as "maintenance" in a "parts manufacturing plant", earning $1872.  According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Victor was living in East Detroit in 1942, employed at Steel Materials, listing his wife as "person who will allways know your address".

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More information on Romanus-Albertus and Joannes-Josephus Van de Velde and families

Romanus-Albertus on the Ellis Island database : (1)
Elodia-Maria on the Ellis Island database : (1)
Joannes-Josephus on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2)

From the Encyclopedia Titanica :
Mr Joannes Joseph Van de Velde was born on 4th August 1876. While his given name was Joannes, he was usually called Joseph. Unlike most of the other Belgians on the Titanic, he had been to America before, and this journey would be his third visit. He was a weaver with his own weaving loom like Alphonse De Pelsmaeker's father. Like the latter, he had been out of work because of the textile mill competition in Ninove and Aalst. He married in 1898 to Marie Baudar, who worked as a seamstress in Denderhoutem. The couple had four children. Van de Velde had been convinced by the local White Star agency to travel to America and earn good money as a farm hand. It was speculated that it was Van de Velde who convinced the others from the Denderhoutem area to come with him to America since he had already experienced it. Marie Van de Velde accompanied her husband on foot to the train station to see he and the others off. He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number 345780, £9 10s). Van de Velde died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified. Shortly after the sinking, survivor Theodor De Mulder paid a visit to Marie Van de Velde and her family. According to the Van de Velde descendants, De Mulder comforted Marie and spoke words of comfort, plus relaying the last days he spent with her husband.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Romanus-Albertus was living at 93 Palmer, Apartment 13 in Detroit, Michigan in September 1918, employed as "trucker" by Studebaker on John R. & Piquette in Detroit, Michigan, listing his wife Elodia as nearest relative. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Romanus-Albertus and Elodia-Maria were living in Wayne County, Michigan in 1920 with their son Marcel (Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959, SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch), age 13. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Elodia-Maria was living in Detroit in 1930 with her son Marcel, age 22 and Joannes-Josephus' brother-in-law Isidor-Josef Baudar. Son Marcellus married Marcella Gudenau (SSDI on FamilySearch; Obit). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Marcellus and Marcella were living on 12320 Rosemary Avenue, Detroit, Michigan in 1940 in a place they rented for $45 per month, together with their son Richard, age 5, daughter Patricia Ann, age 3 and son Gerald, age 1. Marcellus is listed as "milk man" working for a dairy company, earning $2350.

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More information on Amandus Van de Velde x Clementina-Maria Boriau and family
Amandus and Clementina on FindAGrave.
Son Joseph on FindAGrave. Daughter Mathildis on FindAGrave. Daughter Palmyre on the FindAGrave. Son Augustus-Franciscus on FindAGrave. Daughter Theresa on FindAGrave.

The tombstone at Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg was transcribed as: (large black granite stone - cross motif) : "VANDEVELDE Armand 1882 - 1971
Clementine 1887-1971". Also, from the index, on another stone: Elizabeth Anne, Evelyn E., & Modest M. And on another stone Joseph and on yet another stone Palmyrhe
Email Leslie Mancell,  on behalf of OGS Kent.

Wallaceburg Riverview Cemetery, transcribed 1983, by Kent Branch OGS :
Stone #3993: (praying hands motif) VANDE VELDE father Modest M. 1930 mother Evelyn E. 1932 (photograph) daughter Elizabeth Anne 1962-1980
Stone #5677 Palmyrhe VANDEVELDE wife of Leo JANSSENS born in Belgium Mar. 28, 1921 died in Wallaceburg Aug. 20, 1947
Stone #SF40 Joseph VANDE VELDE Private Kent Regiment 13 Sept. 1967 age 57
Email Leslie Mancell, dd. Aug. 10 2007, on behalf of OGS Kent.

MR. AUGUST VANDE VELDE - Mr August Vande Velde a resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Saturday May 12, 2007 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance “Sydenham Campus”, in Wallaceburg, at the age of 83. August was born in Belgium and was a son of the late Armande and Clementine (Borian) Vande Velde. August was a W.W. II veteran of the first Canadian parachute battalion. Beloved husband of Violet (Bradley) Vande Velde. Father and father-in-law of Irene and Russ Carson, Randy and Julie Vande Velde, and Peter and Sandy Vande Velde, all of Wallaceburg. Grandfather of Michelle Carson, Marissa Carson, Taylor Vande Velde, Ryan Vande Velde, Eric Vande Velde, Brooke Vande Velde, Derek Vande Velde and Shannon Jackson. Sadly missed by 1 great grandchild and 2 great grandchildren. Kind brother of Theresa Pauwels and Modest and Evelyn Vande Velde. Predeceased by three sisters and two brothers. August rested at the Funeral Home, 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg until a private family service was held on Tuesday May 15, 2007 with Major Scott Ridout, Officiating. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society may be left at the funeral home.
Obituaries for May 16, 2007, Wallaceburg Courier Press

"SON'S CHRISTMAS GIFT RECALLS DROPS BEHIND ENEMY LINES. AUGIE VANDE VELDE JUMPED BOTH ON D-DAY AND DURING THE BATTLE OF THE RHINE."  by Al Mann.
Pte. Augie Vande Velde showing his recently-reassembled second war Canadian Airborne Division uniform.Second World War veteran Augie Vande Velde says, “When I saw those new paratroopers boots, it brought tears to my eyes.” The 83-year-old was describing how he reacted when receiving this special Christmas gift from his son Randy. “My dad has nearly everything he needs and I wanted to give him a boost and surprise him with something that would really have meaning,” said Randy Vande Velde describing his motivation in coming up with such a unique gift. Paratroopers boots play a most signifigant part in the adventurous and oft death-defying life of a man, who to this day wonders how he survived two parachute jumps into enemy-infested territory during the Second World War. Augie’s first encounter with fate was described in this column in connection with the anniversary of D-Day June 6, 1944. Dropped about 30 miles beyond the intended French target (a few hours prior to the massive invasion strike) his mates were being picked off all around him as the Allied Airborne Division dropped from the flak-laden skies. Although Augie’s high top, laced leather boots he was issued (along with a pair of hob nailed boots) during the war have long since worn out, he did wear them for years after returning home. The original boots, however, did bring him down for a second drop. Sixty one years ago this Friday, March 24, 1945 Augie Vande Velde dropped into another cauldron of enemy fire. His memory, still sharp (how could such impacting events ever be forgotten?) and still able to retrace detail after detail, this second encounter, was the ‘Rhine River Drop’.
Following his miraculous survival from the 1944 jump, he had spent time in Belgium and also fought in the famous Battle of the Bulge campaign in December of 1944 where the severe cold was a second enemy. “I don’t ever remember it being so cold,” he said. “You couldn’t even put a pick axe into the ground and tanks were slipping all over the place on the ice.” Compared to the issued military garb of today’s forces, uniforms in Augie’s war were rather spartan in comparison.He stated they did however receive new B.F. Goodrich galoshes that winter but they were all the same size and his were too big. They shivered not only from the tenseness and trials of war but on top of those skin bumps were cold weather shivers as well.
Augie had already used up one of his so called ‘nine lives’ during the D-Day drop. Perhaps it may be said a second came during the Battle of the Bulge which certainly was no military picnic. “Fighting was really heavy. The Germans were continually throwing heavy mortar at us and also we were under rifle grenade attack. They were about 10 in shells and as long as they missed us and hit the snow, there was just mud and ice splattering us instead of shrapnel,” he stated.
Augie’s leather boots by this time in the war were well-accustomed to conditions of war and so was Augie. Now into his ninth decade, he is still quite robust and even reflects signs of feistiness. One can image his well-honed survival skills in 1944 and 1945. When asked where he gained some rest during lulls in fighting, he stated, “We would sleep wherever and whenever we could, some times in pig stys, barns, wherever we could find a place. And food -- well we got the odd hot meal with lots of mutton. In fact I had so much mutton during the war, I won’t let her (his wife Violet) bring it into the house to this day!”
Once the Battle of the Bulge wound down about March of 1944, Augie and members of the Ist Canadian Airborne Division were sent back to England for further training. He recalled that even being a parachuter there was lots of land marching. Daily, the route would be about 10 to 15 miles and on one occasion a 60-mile march. The Nancy Sinatra song, ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’ certainly applied to Augie and his mates as those months between the Battle of the Bulge and the Rhine River Drop in March of ’45 saw the soles well-greased!
The Ist Allied Airborne Divison, the 6th Airborne along with the U.S. 17th Airborne Division played a key role in overcoming the final obstacle that would lead to the defeat of Nazi Germany. This involved the Allied crossing of the Rhine River in Germany and occupation of the country’s heart, the vital Ruhr industrial area. The airborne portion, largest of the war to date, was code named ‘Varsity’. This massive armada consisted of 1,700 aircraft and 14,000 men, Wallaceburg’s Augie Vande Velde amongst them. Another of his lives would be used up. Even though his division was better prepared this time, the drop was no less precarious.
“First of all, this was a daylight drop and although we were still scattered, we knew where we were landing. We took off from England and were in the air about two hours. That was a lot of time, thinking, wondering if it was going to be as bad as D-Day. We knew many sitting silent on that plane would not come home. What are my chances this time? Will I make it? Will I be wounded? Once over Germany, we watched the green light closely waiting for it to turn red which meant the jump was underway. As we neared our jump target, flak was heard, soon pings of shrapnel bouncing off our aircraft. I remember one lad was just at the open doorway ready to jump when he got it in the stomach and we had to push him out.”
Those were the words of a man resurrecting clearly and with emotion stirring events in his life of 61 years ago this week.
During Augie’s D-Day drop in ’44 he had a slight equipment malfunction causing him to lose his kit bag on the way down. With heavy gloves on, the lanyard slipped quickly through his hands and hit the kit bag knocking it away. Conscious of this during the Rhine drop, along with more confidence and better equipment, the drop over Germany went smoothly this time.
Augie went on to describe that day 61 years ago. “Once I jumped, it was about 90 seconds before I landed. I came down with a good thump close to some brick buildings. My biggest fear was landing in a tree and being hung up there. Artillery shells were landing amongst us with smoke and a strong smell of cordite in the air. I quickly unharnessed my gear while there was fighting going on close by. We then assembled, taking about 30 minutes to round up the guys together. Capt. Griffith, our officer, then told us to take our positions and my battle of the Rhine River was underway.”
According to Augie, the first day of battle was the worst. The Allied forces were now on German turf. There was rifle and mortar fire landing all around him. He remembers the German 88s feared the most, effective against tanks and airplanes and of course their fire took the lives of many of his fellow soldiers.
The Battle of the Rhine lasted about two weeks and proved to be the most decisive phase of the war to that time, eventually resulting into a break out into the heartland of Germany. There would still be heavy fighting and many more lives would be sacrificed. Augie realized he used up another of his, but was thankful he had survived three phases of heavy action. It was May 5, 1945 when V-E Day (Victory in Europe) was declared. The rigors of war and the bitter memories have stayed with him. Recalling them is difficult and this writer appreciates the gesture of being taken into his threshold permitting this dialogue of Augie Vande Velde’s war. And receiving new paratroopers boots from a most thoughtful Randy, proved to be the cement that further bonded a father and son.
Join us next week as Randy Vande Velde relates his thoughtful and challenging efforts in giving a dad a unique present that opened up an emotional gathering always to be remembered and cherished.
Article in the Wallaceburg Courier Press, Wednesday March 22, 2006


"LOCAL SOLDIERS REMEMBERED OVERSEAS" By Al Mann
L.Cpl. Peter Vande Velde, killed in action, 1944. Mann Historical files.…Bretteville-Sur-Laize was another beautifully-groomed war cemetery visited on the tour. Located near Calvados, France, not too distant from the city of Caen, there are 2,872 identified Canadian war dead interred there including three Wallaceburg-connected casualties…
The third local boy buried there is L. Cpl. Peter Vande Velde who enlisted at Chatham in 1940 and arrived overseas with the Highland Light Infantry, February of 1942. Peter was given the distinct honour of raising the Union Jack when the French city of Caen was liberated. He was killed during a German mortar attack Aug. 12, 1944, age 24, dying in the arms of his Wallaceburg buddy West Bunda. About two weeks before Peter was killed, his brother Augie, member of the 1st Canadian Airborne Division, stationed nearby, borrowed a German motor bike and travelled about 12 miles to visit his brother Peter which turned out to be an emotional final parting.
Augie Vande Velde who has shared his war memories with this writer on several occasions (and is a true Canadian hero) overshot his June 5, 1944 parachute objective by about 30 miles. this was prior to the massive D-Day landings the next day. Augie landed near Varaville. During our journey to that area this past August, the tour director made a special effort to locate the marker signifying the Canadian paratroopers landing near Varaville. Although the inscription (see photograph) is too lengthy to include here, due praise is directed to the Canadians.
In conclusion of this three part journey to the European battlefields, we cannot direct sufficient praise to the likes of Augie Vande Velde and the various names mentioned, along with all others who donned the uniform during wars. To see the areas where they fought and where many rest forever has been most meaningful. words are insufficient but from this writer, a most sincere thanks is expressed to all.
Photograph of L. Cpl. Peter Vande Velde, killed in action 1944
Article in the Wallaceburg Courier Press, Wednesday September 27, 2006

Peter is mentioned twice in the War Diaries of the Highland Light Infantry for July and August. One entree reads that "Vandevelde, Pte. P. A50451 Disembarked 6 Jun 44" and the other "Strength decrease a. SOS killed in action wef (sic) date shown: A 50451 Pte. Vandevelde P. 12 Aug 44". The War Diaries report for the day he was killed states: "Situation throughout this day remained unchanged. We were subjected to occasional mortar and artillery fire. OPS were busy and much enemy movement was spotted in the area of QUESNEY WOOD. Some 88 cm (sic) guns were spotted and “C” company was under fire from snipers. The Scout Platoon tried to locate these snipers but were unable to do so. Weather – clear, warm. Visibility – excellent."
Extracts courtesy of  Jim Quantrell, Archivist , City of Cambridge (Ontario) Archives, dd. June 10, 1998

Peter appears in the list of Army Casualties, as reported in The Globe and Mail, wednesday October 4, 1944, © Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation.
Peter is also mentioned ofcourse on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial . It states: Military Service Number: A/50451,  Age: 24,  Army, Highland Light Infantry of Canada, R.C.I.C.; Son of Armand and Clementine Vandevelde, of Wallaceburg, Ontario; Commemorated on Page 467 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance; Cemetery: BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Calvados,France, Grave Reference: XV. D. 12. Buried here are those who died during the later stages of the battle of Normandy, the capture of Caen and the thrust southwards (led initially by the 4th Canadian and 1st Polish Armoured Divisions), to close the Falaise Gap, and thus seal off the German divisions fighting desperately to escape being trapped west of the Seine.

August married Violet Bradley from Manchester. See newspaper clipping, obtained from Judith-Maria Noynaert. 

Theresa Pauwels (October 26, 1925 - February 29, 2012)  - Mrs. Theresa Mary Pauwels, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, "Sydenham Campus", Wallaceburg, at the age of 86. Theresa was born in Denderhautem, Belgium and was a daughter of the late Armand and Clementine (Borian) Vande Velde. Beloved wife of the late Frank Pauwels (2000). Loving mother of John (Connie) Pauwels, Debbie (Craig) Perrin, Barry Pauwels (Michele) and the late David Pauwels. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Michael, Adam (Nicola), David (Tiffany), Mark (Amanda), Jennifer (Josh), Sheena (Darren) Kayla (Tim) and her great grandchildren Braeden, Luke, Hannah, Lauren, Eva and Kinsley. Kind sister and sister-in-law of Modest (Evelyn) Vande Velde and Violet Vande Velde. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters August, Leona, Palmyra, Mathilde "Tillie", Joseph and Pieter. Friends will be received at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg, Ontario on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 3, 2012 from the Chapel of the Funeral Home, at 10:00 a.m., with Fr. Ben Huyge, Officiant. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Diabetes Association or the Arthritis Society may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.ericfnichollsfuneralhome.com. As a living memorial, a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in Memory of Theresa Mary Pauwels.
http://www.ericfnichollsfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1410771&fh_id=10978

Mr. Modest Vande Velde, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Sydenham Campus, at the age of 86 years. He was born in Wallaceburg and was a son of the late Armand and Clementine (Borian) Vande Velde. Beloved husband of Evelyn (Rabideau) Vande Velde. Loving father and father-in-law of Cathy Jeffery, Charlene (Stan) Wynn, Raymond (Barb) Vande Velde, Richard Vande Velde, Michele (Curtis) Scott and Carolyn (Larry) Belanger. Dear grandfather of Lyn, Chris, Allan, Tyson, Katey, Brian, Chris, Bradley, Joshua, Jen and Kyle. Sadly missed by 8 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Kind brother-in-law of Eleanor Webster and Reg (Sally) Rabideau. Predeceased by a daughter Elizabeth, his brothers Joseph, Peter, August, Raymond, his sisters Matilda, Leona, Palmyra and Theresa. The late Modest Vande Velde is resting at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Prayers will be offered at 3:30pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11am from Holy family Church. Interment in Riverview Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Sydenham Auxiliary or the Chatham Kent Hospice may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.ericfnichollsfuneralhome.com

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More information on Frans Van de Velde and siblings
Frans on the Ellis Island database : (1)
Florentina on the Ellis Island database : (1). Florentina on the Social Security Death IndexMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Gustavus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Gustavus on the Social Security Death IndexMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Rufinus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Rufinus on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.

Transcription WWI Draft Card Frans : "Registration Place: MI, Iona, Donus; Marital Status: Married; Citizenship: Alien; Occupation: laborer; Employer: John Lambertson; Dependents+notes: wife & 9 month old child, none, Donus, MI"

According to FamilySearch's Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, Frans married Florence Mary Tully (SSDI on FamilySearch) on the 7th of February, 1916 in Ionia, Michigan. Florence M. was born on September 22nd, 1899 in Ionia Township, Michigan. She came to be 103 and died on June 6th, 2003 in Lansing, Michigan. Frans is listed as "laborer" on the marriage certificate. According to FamilySearch's  United States Census, 1920, Frans and Florence were living in Ionia County, Michigan in 1920 together with daughter Frances, age 3 (SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch), and son Robert, age 1 (SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch; Obituary). They had another two sons in the early 1920's: Charles (SSDI on FamilySearch; Obituary) and  Philip (SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch). Philip attended the Ionia high school, entered the naval reserves as seaman second class, in July, 1942 and was later employed in Lansing as a roofer. Frans and Florence separated sometime in the early to mid twenties. According to FamilySearch's Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994 Frans married a second time, to Luella Fahringer on September 13th, 1926 in Wood County, Ohio. Also according to FamilySearch's Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 Florence remarried on November 15th, 1923 to a Joseph Abbruzzese. Interestingly, Frank lied to the authorities in Ohio stating that he had not been married before and had no wife living. The 4 children from Frank and Florence's marriage went to live with their mother as evidenced byFamilySearch's United States Census, 1930. According to FamilySearch's United States Census, 1930, Frans and Luella (Lucille?) were living in Toledo, Ohio together with daugthers Betty and Mary Ann, both age 2, and son William, less than a year old. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Frans was living in rural Ohio in 1935 and in Harrison Township, Henry county, Ohio in 1940 in a house he rented for $9, together with his daugthers Betty, age 13, Mary, age 11, and Joyce, age 6 and "aunt Carrie Smith", age 52. Frank is listed as "truck driver" in "road construction", earning $1000. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Frans was living in Napoleon, Henry Co., Ohio in 1942, unemployed, listing his daughter Betty as "person who will allways know your address". According to FamilySearch's Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994, Frans married a third time, this time to Rachel Yocom on July 29th, 1950 in Henry County, Ohio. Frans is listed as "factory" worker on the marriage certificate, Rachel as "domestic".

According to FamilySearch's Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, Florentina married Bert Tjalsma (Birth; United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch) on December 22nd, 1921 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Bert is listed as "machinehand" on the marriage certificate, Florentina as "seamstress". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Florentina and Bert were living in Ionia, Michigan in 1930 with their son Dewey C., age 1. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Florentina and Bert were living in Ionia, Michigan in 1940 in a house they owned, worth $2500, together with their son Louis, age 11. Florentina is listed as working at "General Motors", operating a "sewing machine" and earning $780. Bert is listed as "wood worker" and "mechanic". 

Gustavus ("Gus") married Maria Coddens from Klein-Sinaai, Belgium (SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch; Ellis Island). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Gustavus and Maria were living in Detroit, Michigan in 1930 with their children George, age 2, and Betty Jane, less than a year old. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Gustavus and Maria were living on 9384 Cutler in Detroit, Michigan in 1940 in a house they rented for $25 per month, together with their son George, age 12, daughters Betty Jane, age 10 and Margaret, age 6, and sons Robert and Albert, both age 5. Gustavus is listed as "trimmer" in the auto industry, earning $1200.
 
Rufinus married Justina Van den Storm in Detroit. For more information on Justina, see TheophilusVan den Storm and family. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Rufinus and Justina were living in Detroit in 1930. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Rufinus and Justina were living on 4133 Lakepointe in Detroit, Michigan in 1940 in a house they owned, worth $2000, together with their son Oscar, age 9 (SSDI on FamilySearch). Rufinus is listed as "painter" in an auto factory, earning $1400 and Justina as "inspector" in a "cleaning plant", earning $650.

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More information on Basilius Van den Berghe x Leonia-Maria De Villaer and family
Transcription WWI Draft Card Basilius: "Detroit, Wayne, MI; laborer L.M.Spencer; wife, 3 children, 40 Jefferson Ct., Detroit."
Obit Leona-Maria: "VANDENBERGHE, Leonie; born Oultere, Belgium; died Jul 22,1983; 95th yr; daughter of Jan Baptist DEVILLAER & Anna PENNE."

Obit daughter Anna: "GOOSSENS, Anna; Tillsonburg ON Canada; born Oultre, Belgium; came to Canada in 1918; died Mar 1,1986; age 79th year; daughter of Basil VANDENBERGHE & Leonie DEVILLAER."
Obit daughter Gabrielle: "Poppe (nee VandenBerghe) Gabrielle Annie, x : Poppe Albert (+1991). ° ca 1924 / + Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, 13 October 2000. Funeral Home : Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe...: Interment : St. Mary's Cemetery on 16 October 2000...Daughter : VandenBerghe Basil and … Leona... Children : Linda, Gary (+1989)."

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More information on Omer-Theophile and Richardus-Valerianus Van den Driessche
Omer-Theophile on the Ellis Island database : (1). Omer-Theophile on California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch
Richardus-Valerianus on California, Death Index, 1940-1997 on FamilySearch.
Susanna-Maria on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Omer-Theophile was living on 1532 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles, California in September 1918, employer as "laborer" by the Southwest Shipping Company on East San Pedro, Los Angeles. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976 Omer-Theophile became an American citizen on September 8th, 1922 in Los Angeles, California. Omer-Theophile married Jeanne-Yvonne Gadal from Texas in Guasti, San Bernardino Co., CA on the 23rd of May, 1926 (The Gadal-Grall Family, Dlouhy Family Ties; SSDI, Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Omer-Theophile and his wife Jeanne-Yvonne were living in Los Angeles in 1930 together with their daughter Madeleine, age 3 (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 on FamilySearch). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Omer-Theophile and Jeanne-Yvonne were living in Los Angeles, California in 1935 but had moved to Huntington Beach, California in 1940 and were living on Huntington Beach Boulevard in a house they owned, together with their daughter Madeleine, age 13. Jeanne-Yvonne is listed as "proprietor" of a cafe. 

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Richardus-Valerianus and his wife Maria-Cecilia were living in Los Angeles in 1930 together with their daughters Alice, age 9 and Susanna, age 6. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Richardus-Valerianus and Maria-Cecilia were living on 2821 Palm Grove, Los Angeles, California in a house they rented for $30 per month, together with their daughter Susan, age 16. Richardus-Valerianus is listed as "landscaper" in "agriculture", earning $1000.
Susanna-Maria's obit reads: "The Oregonian, Portland, OR, December 22, 2001 - Suzane M. Farris died Dec. 12, 2001, at age 78. Mrs. Farris was born Suzane M. Vandriecshien on Nov. 7, 1923, in Denderhoutem, Belgium. She lived in Southern California for most of her life. In October, she moved to Portland. In 1946, she married William Farris. Survivors include her husband; sons, Joe W. and James K.; and one grandchild. Private service. Arrangements by Zeller Chapel of the Roses."

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More information on siblings Aloysius Van den Stockt x Emerentia Van Herreweghe and Gustaaf Van den Stockt
Aloysius on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2).
Gustaaf on the Ellis Island database : (1). Gustaaf on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Aloysius was living on 529 Meldrum Avenue, Detroit, Michigan in May 1917, single and unemployed. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, Aloysius and Emerentia were married on May 1st, 1924 in Wayne Co., Michigan. Aloysius is listed as "Laborer" on the marriage certificate; Emerentia as "Office worker". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Aloysius and Emerentia were living in Detroit in 1930 with their daughters Rachel, age 9 (SSDI on FamilySearch), and Mary, age 5 (SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Aloysius and Emerentia were living on 13084 Hampshire Avenue, Detroit, Michigan in a house they owned , worth $3500, together with their daughters Rachel, age 18 and Mary, age 15. Aloysius is listed as "laborer" in an "auto factory", earning $1200; Emerentia is also listed as "laborer" in an "auto factory", earning $840. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Aloysius was living in Detroit in 1942, employed by the De Soto Motor Corporation, listing his brother Gustaaf as "person who will allways know your address".

Emma Van Herreweghe married Alois Van Der Stock (could be Leon or Leopold). They had two daughters: Rachel & Marion. Rachel married Fermin Declercq, now deceased.  Marion married Gaston Boerjan. I can add to this Marion has died I don't know when she died...
James Prosper Van Herreweghe, email Tue Dec 5., 2006

I am Emma VanHerreweghe VanDerStock's granddaughter.  My grandfather's name was Alois VanDerStock.  They  had two daughters Rachel (my mom) and Mary (my aunt).  My mom Rachel passed away on September 5, 2007 at the age of 86.  My aunt Mary has also passed away... My aunt's name was Mary but some did call her Marion she married Gaston Boerjan and they had two sons Ronald and James.  James passed away in 1976.  My mom Rachel married Firmin DeClercq and had two children Marion (me) and Gerald.  Rachel was the oldest born in 1921 and Mary was born in 1925.
Email Marion DeClercq Lelito, Friday  April 11th, 2

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Gustaaf was living on 318 Bellevue, Detroit, Michigan in June 1917, single and employed as "laborer" in the Detroit Furnace Company. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Gustaaf and Magdalen were living in Detroit, Michigan in 1935 but had moved and were living in Armada, Macomb County, Michigan in 1940 in a house they owned , worth $2000. Gustaaf is listed as "laborer" in the auto industry, earning $1084; Magdalen as "farm operator" on an "general farm". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Gustaaf was living in Detroit in 1942, employed by the De Soto Motor Corporation, listing his brother Aloysius as "person who will allways know your address".

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More information on Joannes-Baptiste Van den Stockt x Melania De Nul and family
Vital statistics and other information for this family was obtained from Jen Haddad, married to a greatgrandson of Joannes-Baptiste and Melania:

I've been doing my family genealogy in the area of Denderhautem, Belgium. The name originally started as VANDEN STOCKT then the "t" got dropped to VANDEN STOCK. My great-grandparents immigrated to Canada (Quebec/Montreal) and then made their way to Vancouver/Vancouver Island. My great-grandfather dropped the VANDEN and went by STOCK but some of his family members (in Vancouver) still go by the original VANDEN STOCK. I have heard of some member travelling down to California.
Jennifer Haddad, Augustus 11, 1998 on Rootsweb

Gustaf did school in Belgium.  They lived in Canada but his parents shipped him back to Belgium to complete school.  Shoemaker by trade,  apprenticed in Vancouver.  Had a shoe store in Vancouver on Main Street.  In his time he was also a longshores man, carpenter basically jack of all trades.  Had Alzheimers the last few years of his life.

Jennifer Haddad, email January 30, 2002

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More information on siblings Victorina, Rene and Maria-Celina Van den Stockt
Victorina on the Ellis Island database : (1, 2). Victorina on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch. 
Rene on the Ellis Island database : (1). Rene on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Maria-Celina on the Ellis Island database: (1, 2). Maria-Celina on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch

Victorina married Henricus Schandevijl (SSDI on FamilySearch) from Heldergem. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1910, Victorina and Henricus were living in Gladstone, Delta County, Michigan in 1910, together with two sons, Morris, age 2 (SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch), and Cyril, age 0 (Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Victorina and Henricus were living in Detroit in 1920 together with their sons Morris, age 11, Cyril, age 10, Joseph, age 9 (SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch), and daughter Germaine, age 5. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Victorina and Henricus were living in Detroit in 1930 together with their sons Morris, age 21, Cyril, age 20, Joseph, age 19 and daughter Germaine, age 15. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Victorina and Henricus were residing at 1141 Beaufait Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in a house they owned, worth $2000. Henricus is listed as "janitor" in a "drug manufacturing plant", having worked 47 weeks in 1939 and earned $1091. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Henricus was residing at 1141 Beaufait Avenue in Detroit in 1942, and working for "Frederick Stearns" at 6533 Jefferson, Detroit, listing "Mr. Lashanz, residing at 1137 Beaufait, Detroit" as "person who will allways know your address".

Rene married Cornelia-Victoria De Winter from Lier, Belgium (Ellis Island: (1); SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Rene resided at 383 Bellevue in Detroit in September 1918, was a laborer at the "Saxon Motor Co." on 217 Beaufait, Detroit and listed Cornelia-Victoria as his nearest relative, living at the same address of 383 Bellevue, Detroit. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Rene and Cornelia-Victoria were living in Detroit in 1920 together with their daughter Clementina-Coleta, age 9. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Rene and Cornelia-Victoria were living in Detroit in 1930 together with their daughter Clementina-Coleta, age 19, and son Charles, age 7. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Rene and Cornelia-Victoria were residing at 4470 Maryland Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in a house they owned, worth $3500, together with their son Charles, age 17. Rene is listed as "car loader" in a "automobile shipping", having worked 40 weeks in 1939 and earned $1066. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Rene was residing at 4770 Maryland in Detroit in 1942, and working for the "De Soto Motor Corp." at 6000 Wyoming, Detroit, listing his son-in-law Frank D'Haenens, also residing at 4770 Maryland, Detroit" as "person who will allways know your address".
Rene and Cornelia-Victoria's daughter Clementina-Coleta (SSDI on FamilySearch) married Frank D'Haenens (SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Clementina-Coleta and Frank were residing at the same address as Clementina-Coleta's parents ie 4470 Maryland Avenue in Detroit, Michigan where they paid $65 rent, together with their daughters Janine V., age 9 and Marguerite M., age 6 (North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 on FamilySearch). Frank is listed as working in an "automobile factory", having worked 21 weeks in 1939 and earned $670.

Maria-Celina married Camillus ("Emil") Eloot from Haaltert, Belgium (Ellis Island : (1, 2); Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Maria-Celina and Camillus were living in Detroit in 1920. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Maria-Celina and Camillus were living in Detroit in 1930 together with their sons Joseph, age 10 (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch), and Richard, age 4 (SSDI, Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007 on FamilySearch). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Maria-Celina and Camillus were residing at 4421 Maryland in Detroit, Michigan in a house they owned, worth $3000, together with their sons Joseph, age 20 and Richard, age 14. Camillus is listed as "mechanic" in an "auto co.", having worked 23 weeks in 1939 and earned $1000; Richard as "butcher" in a "grocery store", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $780. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Camillus was residing at 4121 Maryland in Detroit in 1942, and working for the "Hudson Motor Car Co." in Center Line, Macomb County, Michigan, listing "Albert Praet, residing at 4340 Marlborough, Detroit" as "person who will allways know your address".

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More information on Theophilus Van den Storm x Maria-Josephina De Block and family
Theophilus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Theophilus on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Theophilus on FindAGrave.
Maria-Josephina on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Josephine on FindAGrave.
Philemon on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Justina on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Theophilus was living on 812 East Lafayette, Detroit, Michigan in May 1917, was employed as laborer with the construction company Bryant and Detwiler and listed as his nearest relative his wife Maria-Josephina. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Theophilus and Maria-Josephina were living in Detroit in 1930 together with their daughters Elodie, age 16, and Odell, age 14. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Theophilus was living in Emmett, St. Clair Co., MI  in 1942, farming, listing "Mrs. Martens" as "person who will allways know your address". Theophilus and Maria-Josepha are buried in USA, MI, Saint Clair Co., Allenton, West Berlin Cemetery as per transcription on Rootsweb. Theophilus is referenced in the Index of Deaths 1959-1974, St. Clair County on Rootsweb. Maria-Josepha is referenced in the Index to Obituaries from the 1964 Richmond Review.

Son Philemon, aka "Ed",  married Eleanor (SSDI on FamilySearch). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Philemon and Eleanor were residing at 2161 Ridgemont in Detroit, Michigan in a house they owned, worth $3000, together with their daughter Rosemary, age 1. Philemon is listed as "truck driver", having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $1820. 

Daughter Justina married Rufinus Van de Velde from Denderhoutem. For more information on Rufinus and Justine, see Frans Van de Velde and siblings. She later must have remarried as at death she is registered as Justine Malatesta.

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More information on Petrus Van Herreweghe x Sidonia De Bruyn and family

Petrus on the Ellis Island database : (1).  Petrus on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Frans-Xaveer on the Ellis Island database : (1). Frans-Xaveer on the Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Maria-Irma on the Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Emerentia on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch. 
Philemondus on the Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Joannes-Franciscus on the Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Celeste-Rachel on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, the widow Sidonia was living in Detroit in 1930 with her children Philemondus ("Philip"), age 28, Joannes-Franciscus ("John"), age 23 and Celeste-Rachel, age 20.
  
According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Frans-Xaveer was living in Detroit in 1930 with his wife Antoinette. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Frans-Xaveer was living in Detroit in 1942, unemployed, listing his brother Philemondus as "person who will allways know your address".

Maria-Irma married Amandus De Pauw.

Emerentia married  Aloysius Van den Stockt.

Philemondus ("Philip") was married to Mildred (FindAGrave), maiden name unknown.
Mildred VanHerreweghe, 96, a resident of Sterling Heights for the past 30 years, died Sunday, June 24, 2007, in Autumn Woods Nursing Home in Warren. She was born May 19, 1911, in Hungary.
Mrs. VanHerreweghe was a member of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church. She loved to crochet, cook and bake. Her family said she will be remembered as a devoted caregiver to her family and friends. She is survived by her daughters, Elaine (Joseph) Narkus of Sterling Heights and Carol (Paul) Sales of Troy; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip, in 1973; and daughter, Dorothy VanHerreweghe.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 48115 Schoenherr, Shelby Township. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township.
Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, with a 7 p.m. rosary recital, at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (three blocks east of Van Dyke), Utica. Additional visitation is 9:30-10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be addressed to the donor's choice of charity. Memories may be shared with the family at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
The Macomb Daily, Tuesday June 26, 2007

Emma Van Herreweghe married Alois Van Der Stock (could be Leon or Leopold). They had two daughters: Rachel & Marion. Rachel married Fermin Declercq, now deceased.  Marion married Gaston Boerjan. I can add to this Marion has died I don't know when she died...
PhilipVan Herreweghe's wife Mary is still alive. Mary is Polish(1). Daughters Elaine and Carol...
We were surprised to see Sidonia's mother was a Van Impe. In the 30s and 40s there was a Van Impe in Detroit that had a band and played the accordion in the Belgium bars and dance clubs. In 44 or 45 his liver went bad an he almost died. He did live but while he was sick he found God and became a reborn Christen, quit drinking and his mission in life was to save every bodies soul. Needless to say when people seen him coming they would hide. I don't know V.I.s first name but he had a son [Jack] born in Belgium. Today Jack has half hour TV shows at night in every large city in the US. Jack is based in Troy Michigan... They talk for about half the show and the other half they sell books, tapes, CDs or any thing the can. My cousin Rachel De Clerque tells me Jack is worth over seventy five million dollars. This is his web sight if your interested. http://www.jvim.com/...
James Prosper Van Herreweghe, email Tue Dec 5., 2006
(1): is not correct. Philip's wife was Mildred and according to the obituary above, Mildred was Hungarian, not Polish

I am Emma VanHerreweghe VanDerStock's granddaughter.  My grandfather's name was Alois VanDerStock.  They  had two daughters Rachel (my mom) and Mary (my aunt).  My mom Rachel passed away on September 5, 2007 at the age of 86.  My aunt Mary has also passed away... My aunt's name was Mary but some did call her Marion she married Gaston Boerjan and they had two sons Ronald and James.  James passed away in 1976.  My mom Rachel married Firmin DeClercq and had two children Marion (me) and Gerald.  Rachel was the oldest born in 1921 and Mary was born in 1925.
Email Marion DeClercq Lelito, Friday  April 11th, 2008. 

Emerentia on "Death Memorial Cards - Deel III", Tielt, VVF-Tielt, 2002: "Van Der Stock Emma, x : Van Der Stock Alois. + 15 June 1985. Funeral Home : Chas. Verheyden, Inc."

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More information on Victorinus Van Landuyt x Clementina Van Impe and family
Victorinus on the Ellis Island database : (1). Victorinus on the United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956 (1, 2),  Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch. 
Clementina on the Ellis Island database : (1). 
Aloysius-Alexander on the Ellis Island database: (1).Aloysius-Alexander on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003, Victorinus and Clementina had a son Omeda-Amandus (Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003, Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962, SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch), born on January 8th, 1913 in Ottawa Township, Putnam County, Ohio. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954, Victorinus, farm laborer, and Clementina lived between 1911 and May 1915 in Toledo Ohio, visited their son Aloysius-Alexander in Chatham, Ontario from May to August 1915 and passed the border on August 29, 1915 on their way back to a rented home on 112 East Broadway, Toledo, Ohio. According to a transcription on  Rootsweb, Clementina married a second time, two years after Victorinus' death, on December 15th, 1924 in Tilbury, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Achiel Beuselinck from Oostkamp, Belgium. The transcription reads : "011933-24 (Kent Co) Archiel BEUSCLINCK, 34, farmer, Belgium, Romney twp., widower, s/o Henry BEUSCLINCK b. Belgium & Leonie DE BLAUWE, married Clementine VAN IMPE, 44, Belgium, Romney twp., widow, d/o Alexander VAN IMPE b. Belgium & Rosalie ESCREART, witn: Adelard BLAIR, Mrs. Adelard BLAIR, both of Tilbury, 15 December 1924 at Tilbury"

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, Aloysius-Alexander married Germaine Feys (Ellis Island) from Belgium on June 3rd, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan. Aloysius-Alexander is listed as laborer, Germaine as "restaurant helper".

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More information on Hilaire-Felicien-Louis Van Oudenhove x Maria-Carolina Ledegen and family
Hilaire-Felicien-Louis, Maria-Carolina and son Carolus on the New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1925-1942 on FamilySearch.
Son Carolus on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Hilaire-Felicien-Louis and Maria-Carolina were living in Detroit in 1930 with their son Carolus ("Charles"), age 24.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, son Albertus-Maria-Valerius married Victorina Beeckman from Denderleeuw, Belgium, on the 6th of December, 1924 in Detroit. Albertus-Maria-Valerius is listed as "laborer" on the marriage certificate; Marie as "stock wk". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Albertus-Maria-Valerius and Victorina were living in Detroit in 1930 with their daughter Mathilda, age 4. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Victorine and Constant were living in Mishiwaka, Indiana in 1935 but had moved and were living at 4321 Lake Pointe in Detroit, Michigan, in 1940 in a house they rented for $23, together with their Victorine's daughter Matilda, age 14. Constant is listed as "cement worker" in "building construction", having worked 30 weeks and earned $1000 in 1939. 

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More information on Gerardus-Eugenius-Gaston Van Oudenhove
Gerardus-Eugenius-Gaston on the Ellis Island database : (1). Gerardus-Eugenius-Gaston on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.

According to Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 on FamilySearch, Gerardus-Eugenius-Gaston married Marie Beaurain on the 6th of January, 1923 in Wayne Co., Michigan. Marie was born in Belgium in about 1902. Gerardus-Eugenius-Gaston is listed as "laborer" on the marriage certificate; Marie as "welding". Gerardus-Eugenius-Gaston was naturalized on the 3st of October, 1927 in Detroit Michigan Central Crt. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Gerardus-Eugenius-Gaston was living in Detroit in 1930 with his wife Marie. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Gerardus-Eugenius-Gaston and Marie were living at 10200 Harvard in Detroit, Michigan in a house they owned, worth $3400, together with their daughters Mary Ann, age 8 and Betty Jane, age 1. Gerardus-Eugenius-Gaston is listed as "laborer" in an "auto factory", having worked 38 weeks and earned $1100 in 1939. 

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More information on Carolus-Ludovicus Van Rossen x  Maria-Valentina De Bruyn and family

Carolus-Ludovicus on the Ellis Island database : (1), (2). Carolus-Ludovicus on the United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956 on FamilySearch.
Maria-Valentina on the Ellis Island database : (1). Maria-Valentine on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.
Eduardus-Laurentius on the Ellis Island database : (1). Eduardus-Laurentius on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Desiderius on the Ellis Island database : (1). Desiderius on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Franciscus-Xaverius on the Ellis Island database : (1). Franciscus-Xaverius on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Gabriella-Margarita on the Ellis Island database : (1). Gabriella-Margarita on the Social Security Death Index and Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch.
Gerardus-Eduardus on the Ellis Island database : (1).
Clement on the Ellis Island database : (1).

For more information on Maria-Valentina's siblings, see siblings Maria-Valentina, Maria-Celina, Prosper-Alexander and Justina-Carolina De Bruyn

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Carolus-Ludovicus was living at 376 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, Michigan, in September 1918, "running an elevator" at the Detroit City Gas Company on Wright Street, Detroit, listing Emiel Breynaert as "next friend". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1920, Carolus-Ludovicus and Maria-Valentina were living in Wayne County, Michigan in 1920 with their sons "Adrian" (Eduardus-Laurentius), age 18, "Dizzori" (Desiderius), age 17, Frank, age 16, daughter "Hilda" (Gabriella-Margarita), age 16, and sons Oscar, age 7 and Clement, age 6. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Carolus-Ludovicus and Maria-Valentina were living in Detroit, Michigan in 1930 with their sons Oscar, age 17 and Clement, age 15.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, Eduardus-Laurentius married Eliza-Bertha Baekelandt from Lendelede, Belgium (Ellis Island database : (1); SSDI, Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch) on the 3rd of August, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan. Eduardus-Laurentius is listed as "polisher" on the marriage certificate, Eliza-Bertha as "factory worker". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Eduardus-Laurentius was living in Detroit, Michigan in 1930 with his wife Eliza and daughters Julie, age 6 and Irene, age 3. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Eduardus-Laurentius and Eliza-Bertha were living at 4609 North Ashland Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in a house they owned, worth $2500, together with their daughters Julia, age 16 and Irene, age 13. Eduardus-Laurentius is listed as "bricklayer" at a "building contractor", having worked 24 weeks and earned $960 in 1939 ; Eliza-Bertha is listed as "machine operator" at a "wholesale overall company", having worked 24 weeks and earned  $360 in 1939. 
"...As a little bit of background Eliza was turned away at Ellis Island in 1905 when the rest of her family immigrated to the U.S. because Eliza had the measles. Later, she got "stuck" in Europe due to the war and lived with an aunt (Marie Baekelandt, m. Verstraete) in Belgium until she was 16. Eliza entered the U.S. in January, 1920. Marie Baekelandt was born and died in Lendelede. Eliza and her sisters were born in Lendelede, as well, so I presume that is the town Eliza lived in from 1905-1920, too..."
Sue Allen Labre nee Soens, posting on Rootsweb, Jul 27, 2001.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, Desiderius married Mary Billiet on 29th of November, 1924 in Detroit. Mary Billiet was born in about 1907 in Michigan. Desiderius is listed as "painter" on the marriage certificate. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Desiderius was living in Warren, Michigan in 1930 with his wife Mary and son Charles, age 5. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Desiderius and Mary were living in Detroit, Michigan in 1935 but had moved to Arizona by 1940 and were living at 710, cabin 1, Fort Lowell Road, Pima, Arizona, a place they rented for $18 per month, together with their son Charles, age 14. Desiderius is listed as "dairy truck driver" at a "wholesale dairy", having worked 50 weeks and earned $1500 in 1939. 

Franciscus-Xaverius married Irma-Maria Van Den Eynde (SSDI on FamilySearch) on the 18th of May, 1927, In Detroit (Our Lady of Sorrows). According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Franciscus-Xaverius was living in Detroit, Michigan in 1930 with his wife Mary and her parents. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Franciscus-Xaverius and Irma-Maria were living in with Irma-Maria's parents at 4120 Lenox Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Franciscus-Xaverius is listed as "machine operator" in "automobile tire manufacturing", having worked 48 weeks and earned $1325 in 1939; Irma-Maria as "baker's wrapper" at a bakery, having worked 30 weeks and earned $1210 in 1939. 
...As for my father he was 15 years old upon arrival ( he said that they arrived in Hoboken, New Jersey not Ellis Island) and went to night school to learn English.  His first job was at Michigan Stove Works on Jefferson avenue in Detroit.  The family lived on Sheppard avenue, nearby.  He later worked in the auto industry and retired from Uniroyal Tire Company about 1966...
Ed Van Rossen, Detroit, MI, son of Franciscus-Xaverius and Irma-Maria.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, Gabriella-Margarita married Nathan-Alfred Ellison (Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch) on the 10th of October, 1925 in Detroit. She remarried as at death, she was recorded as Mrs. Long. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Gabriella-Margarita and Nathan-Alfred were living in Detroit, Michigan in 1930 with their daughter Shirley, age 1. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Gabriella-Margarita and Nathan-Alfred were living at 9106 Woodhall in Detroit, Michigan in a house they owned, worth $4000, together with their daughter Shirley, age 11. Nathan-Ellison is listed as "sub station operator" in an "Electric Company", having worked 52 weeks and earned $3055 in 1939. 

According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census (1,2), Gerardus-Eduardus and Clemens-Josephus were living at 2456 Townsend Avenue, Detroit, Michigan in a house they rented for $25 per month, together with Gerardus-Eduardus' wife Marcella, age 27, daughter Joann, age 2 and son Gerard Jr., less than a year old. Gerardus-Eduardus is listed as "senior typist" for  "streets + alleys", having worked 52 weeks and earned $990 in 1939; Clemens-Josephus is listed as "making cement bricks" in the cement industry, having worked 26 weeks and earned $500 in 1939. Clement filed a Selective Service Record  DSS Form 304 sometime between 1942 and 1945 and a reference can be found on the website of the National Archives, Great Lakes Region.

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More information on Amandus Van Schandevyl
Amandus on the Ellis Island database : (1, 2). Amandus on the Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Amandus was living at 900 Bessemore Street in Detroit, Michigan  in September 1918, employed as "laborer" on 1015 Palmer Avenue at "L. Lansberger Co." in Detroit, listing his brother-in-law Kamiel-Isidoor Goeman living in Spokane, Washington as nearest relative. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Amandus and Clementina were living in Detroit, Michigan in 1930 with their son "Christof", age 6, and daughter Alice, age 3. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Amandus and Clementina were living at 4625 Chalmers Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in a house they owned, worth $2000, together with their son "Augustaf", age 16, daughter Alice, age 13 and son Charles, age 6. Gustaaf is listed as "car loader" in an "automobile factory", having worked 18 weeks in 1939 and earned earning $600. 
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More information on Gustaaf Van Wesemael x Maria-Helena Van den Eynde and family
Gustaaf on the Ellis Island database : (1). Gustaaf on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch.
Maria-Helena on the Ellis Island database : (1).
Son Maurice on the Social Security Death Index on FamilySearch. Son Maurice on FindAGrave.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Gustaaf and Maria-Helena were living in Detroit, Michigan in 1930 with their daughter Rachel, age 20, son Morris, age 19, and daughters "Evona", age 10 and Jeannie, age 1. According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Gustaaf and Maria-Helena were living at 523 Jefferson Court in Detroit, Michigan in a house they owned, worth $2000, together with their daughters Rachel, age 30 and Jean, age 12. Gustaaf is listed as "janitor" in a rubberplant, earning $1250. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Gustaaf was living at 523 Jefferson Court in Detroit, Michigan in 1942, employed by the United States Rubber Company Detroit Plant on 6600 East Jefferson Avenue, listing "Mary Van Wesemael" as "person who will allways know your address".

According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, son Maurice and wife Rachel were living at 1795 Beaufait Avenu in Detroit, Michigan in a house they owned, worth $2000, together with their daughtersYvonne, age 6 and Mary Jo, age 2. Maurice is listed as "tire shaper" in a rubber company, having worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $2100. 

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More information on Frans-Edmond Verbeeren
Frans-Edmond on  the Ellis Island database : (1). Frans-Edmon on FindAGrave.

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925,  Frans-Edmond married Valentine Malfait (Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952 on FamilySearch; FindAGrave) on the 21st of November, 1903 in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Valentine was born in Belgium and the sister of Gertrude Malfait (See Augustinus and August-Joseph De Maeght). Frans-Edmond is listed as "laborer" on the marriage certificate. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, the by then naturalized Frans-Edmond was living at 88 Robertson Street in Mount Clemens, Michigan  in September 1918, employed as "laborer" at Selfridge Field in Mount Clemens, listing Valentine Verbeeren as nearest relative. According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Frans-Edmond was living in Mount Clemens, Michigan in 1930 with his wife Valentine and children Ernest, age 25 (SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch), Gusta, age 22 (SSDIMichigan, Death Index, 1971-1996 on FamilySearch) and Anne, age 17 (SSDI on FamilySearch; Obit). According to Ancestry's 1940 United States Federal Census, Frans-Edmond and Valentine were living on 88 Robertson in Mount Clemens, Michigan in a house they owned, worth $1500, together with their daughter Augusta, age 32. Frans-Edmond is listed as "laborer". According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Frans-Edmond was living in Mount Clemens, Michigan  in 1942, employed by the city of Mt. Clemens, listing "Valentine Verbeeren" as "person who will allways know your address".

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More information on Mary, Franciscus-Dyonisius, and Maria-Celestia Verlinden

"012306-24 (Kent Co) Achill VLASSCHAERT, 30, farmer, Belgium, Harwich twp., s/o Peter VLASSCHAERT b. Belgium & Sedone SORLES, married Mary VERLINDEN, 32, home duties, Belgium, has been in Belgium, d/o Joseph VERLINDEN b. Belgium & Rosa ASSELMAN, witn: S. BARFOOT, Mary BARFOOT, both of Chatham, 11 February 1924 at Chatham"
The Ontario Vital Statistics Project - Ontario Marriage Registrations on Rootsweb

VLASSCHAERT: Mary, of Blenheim passed away on Sunday at Joseph’s Hospital. Born in Belgium 88 years ago. Husband Achillie V1asschaert and one son Richard  both predeceased. Surviving are granddaughters, Mrs. Stewart (Diane) Sinclair and Mrs. Gary (Mary Apne) Dreveny and one grandson Richard all of Blenheim. Three great grandchildren. One brother Dennis Verlinden and, one Sister Mrs. Remi (Celeste) Impens RR.3 Blenheim.  In Belgium one sister, Theresa in Berlinden. Resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim until Wednesday January 9 when Requiem High mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church at 10 a.m. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 8pm. J.L. FORD Funeral Home Blenheim ,Ont.
Chatham Daily News, Monday Jan. 7, 1980. Transcription courtesy of Simone Labor, via email April 1, 2008. 

ACHILLE VLASSCHAERT, BLENHEIM - Achille Vlasschaert of R.R. 3. Blenheim, died suddenly on Thursday at his late residence. He was born in Belgium sixty-four years ago and came to this country in 1920. For the past thirty-seven years, he has been a highly respected and prominent onion grower at Erieau marsh lands. He was a veteran of World War One, and a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic church in Blenheim. Mr. Vlasschaert is survived by his wife and one son Richard both of South Harwich, also one brother Frank of Blenheim. Resting at the Bowman-Ford Funeral Home, Blenheim until Monday when Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at ten-thirty a.m, in St. Mary's Roman Catholic church. Interment will be made in Evergreen Roman Catholic Cemetery, Blenheim. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Saturday and Sunday evenings at eight p.m.
Chatham daily news, Friday Oct. 4, 1957. Scan, courtesy of Simone Labor, via email April 1, 2008

IMPENS: Celeste Mary, of RR 3 Blenheim, passed away on Tuesday, September 14th at the Chatham General Hospital. She was born in Belgium 76 years ago, daughter of the late Frederick Verlinden and Leona Asselman. She is survived by her husband Remi lmpens of RR 3 Blenheim, one daughter Mary, Mrs. Arsene Debaere of Grand Pointe, one son Willie Impens of RR3 Blenheim, four grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren, one brother Dennis Verlinden of Harwich Twp. Two sisters, Theresa Geeroms, Mary Vlasschaert and two brother Joseph and Felix Verlinden predeceased. The late Mrs. Impens is resting at the J. L. Ford Funeral Home, Blenheim, until Friday September 17th when Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 11 am. Buriel in Evergreen Cemetery Blenheim. Prayers will be offered Thursday Evening at 8 pm in the Chaple. J. L. FORD FUNERAL HOME,Blenheim, Ont.
Chatham Daily News, Wednesday Sep. 15, 1982. Scan, courtesy of  Simone Labor, via email April 1, 2008.

VERLINDEN: F. Denis of RR 3 Blenheim died on Thursday, May 19 at the Heritage Manor, Blenheim, 86 years. His wife, the former Pauline Van Vaerenbergh predeceased. Surviving is one daughter, Jean (Mrs.Cyriel Deschryver) of RR 3 Blenheim, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Predeceased by three sisters Celeste Impens, Mary Vlasschaert and Theresa Geerroms and two brothers Felix and Joseph and one son Joseph. The late Mr. Verlinden is resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim where prayers will be offered this evening at 8 o'clock. Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Blenheim. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim.  J.L. Ford Funeral Home
Chatham Daily News, Friday May. 20, 1983. Scan, courtesy of Simone Labor, via email April 1, 2008.

Jeanne DeSchryver, April 5, 1924 - October 22, 2017: Jeanne Amanda DeSchryver died peacefully on October 22, 2017 at Blenheim Community Village at the age of 93. Born in Denderhoutem, Belgium on April 5, 1924 to the late Denis and Pauline Verlinden.  She immigrated with her late husband Cyriel DeSchryver (1996) and young family to Blenheim where they worked in the vegetable fields, eventually buying their own farm in the Erieau area.  Surviving are her children Agnes (Rick) Soulard of Sarnia, Gilbert (Linda) DeSchryver and Willy (Mary) DeSchryver, both of Blenheim.  She will be missed by 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her brother Jeff Verlinden and great grandson Evan DeSchryver. A Private Funeral Service will be held at a later date. Friends wishing to remember Jeanne with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance CT Scan Campaign or the charity of your choice

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More information on Carolus-Ludovicus Vlasschaert x  Maria-Erminda De Luyck

Carolus-Ludovicus on the Ellis Island database : (1)
Maria-Erminda on the Ellis Island database : (1)

According to FamilySearch's Historical Records, US Census Population Schedules, 1930, Carolus-Ludovicus and Maria-Erminda were living in Compton, Los Angeles County, California in 1930. According to Ancestry's, 1940 United States Federal Census, the by then widow Maria-Erminda was living on Arbutus in Compton, Los Angeles County, in 1940 in a house she owned, worth $2000.

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