Notes

[H1] Bruno was a carpenter.

[N947] The Debruyne Database shows a different birth date: 9 October 1882
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Moline City Directory, 1907-1909

Romain DeClerck was living at 107 - 5th Avenue, Moline, Illinois, and had come to America earlier than his brother Achille. It was Romain who encouraged Achille to come to America, the land of opportunity. Following the birth record for his children, he has in the United States for a brief time.
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1910 US Federal Census

Romain, Urbanie, Margriet, and Blanche are shown as living at 507 - 11-1/2 Street, Moline Township, Moline, Illinois. Romain is shown as working at a Plow Factory (probably John Deere Plow Works)
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His first daughter Margriet was born on 27 December 1906 in Klerken, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
His second daughter Blanche was born on 27 November 1908 in East Moline, Illinois.
His son Albert was born on 12 July 1918 in Niort, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (during World War I)

[H2] In Belgium, Achille was a carpenter. He built Windmills and Houses. Achille came to America in 1907 at the age of 23 years to work in East Moline, Illinois. Achille came to America in 1907 to work in East Moline, Illinois. He came to New York on 13 April 1907 on board the ship SS Zeeland arriving from Antwerp. During this time, he was joined his brother, Romain DeClerck, who was living at 107 - 5th Avenue, Moline, Illinois, and had come to America earlier. It was Romain who encouraged Achille to come to America, the land of opportunity. He has listed as 23 years of age from Klerken, Belgium, in the New York Passenger Record.

In Sepember 1907, Achille was joined by his sister Zuma DeClerck and her husband Achil DeCoene. Sometime in the 1907 - 1908 time period Achille DeClerck and Achil DeCoene jointly built the house at 1428 - 15th Avenue in East Moline. It was a four square two story type house similar to houses that can ge seen today along the Belgium - French Normandy coast. Both Achille and Achil were carpenters and built many four square "Nomandy" house in and around East Moline and Watertown (as it was known in those days). From about 1908 to 1911, Achille was living with his sister and his brother-in-law.

He most likely was working for the Union Malleable Company in Moline as Molder duiring the time period of 1907 to about 1910.

Achille later found a better paying job at the Marseilles Company, a company that Deere and Comapany had acquired in 1910. The company manufactured shellers and grain elevators. When work at the Marseilles Company slowed down in 1910-1911, Achille returned to Klerken, Belgium, to find a wife.

After his arrival in Belgium in February 1911, he met Emericus Alfons Robaeys who was a Leather Crafter and whose wife, Maria, managed a small cafe in the town of Zarren. Palmyra was working at the cafe. Emericus introduced her to Achille and he began to court her, mainly by showing off. Once he grabbed the end of a wind mill and went completely around full circle to impress her. She thought that he was very foolish. Nevertheless, she married him on March 15, 1911, at Klerken, West Flanders, Belgium.

On July 29, 1911, they left the Belgium port of Antwerp on the Red Star Line Ship, SS Lapland, bound for America. They arrived in New York battery area on August 7, 1911. Palmyra ate her first banna here and could barely finish it. They the Ellis Island Inspection procedure because they travelled first class. The next day they took a train to East Moline, arriving there about August 9th.

The couple stayed with Zulma and Achil DeCoene. They lived on the first floor of the home.

He returned to his old job at the Marseilles Company in 1911. He worked there for 8 or 9 years. The Tax Law of 1919 which would have resulted in double taxes on Deere and Company forced the company to reorganize its operations. It was probably because of this that Achille was transferred to the John Deere Plow Works in Moline, Illinois, in 1919. At the Plow Works, he was a molder and poured iron for the casting of parts. Achille became instrumental in helping Deere develop parts of steel (or nodular iron) before Engineering as we know it became a profession in the farm implement business. His 'black art" knowledge helped Deere develope their casting technology.

In 1919, the DeCoene's sold their house to Achille and Palymra because they wanted to farm in the Jessup, Iowa area. Later, in the 1920's, the DeCoene family retuned to Belgium and suffered later during World War II.

Achille bought a new Dodge on credit in 1929, just before te start of the Great Depression. Achille wanted to learn how to drive, but it was Omer that actually did the driving. Work at the Plow Works slowed down starting in 1930 and Achille was laide off and recalled a number of times up to the 1937 time period. During this time he worked as a carpenter if work was availble.

During 1930-1934 time period, the family bought their groceries from "Dekeere's Grocery Store located on the corner of 17th Avenue and 14th Street. The owner was a happy small bald headed man with a reddish face. He was also a butcher. But during the early years of the depression, Achille family was forced to buy food on credit and was in debt for $800. Gus was forced to sue the family for their home. However, Omer was able to get the government to stop the law suit and in turn the government required that Achille paid Gus of $11 per month. Omer became the "bread winner" during these difficult times. He found a job at Vic Vanwinterham Dairy Farm. By using the Dodge to drive out to the farm, he was able to bring home money for the family. With Omer's income, they were are to pay off the debt to Gus. Gus and the DeClerck family remined friends inspite of the Depression problems. Gus often said that the DeClerlk's were his best customers and his best friends. In 1950, Gus met Gene DeClerck while he was serving in Germany. He took Gene and they toured around Germany at Gus' expense. When Darrel Hagberg was a little boy in the early 1950's, his mother would send him to Dekeere's corner grocercy store to pick up lunch meat, milk, bread, and eggs. He was always warmly greeted by Gus, the jolly old man. Darrel remembers that Gus had a lot ajoining the grocery store where Gus had chickens and fresh eggs for his customers.

Achille DeClerck turned the organ to play the dance music of the Dance Hall above the old Majestic Theater, in East Moline, from 1915 to 1925. He also raced pigons as a hobby and had a pigon coup at his home at 1428-15th Avenue, East Moline, IL., from 1915 to the early 1950's. He also enjoyed Rolle Bolle but only during the early years after his arrival in America

He retired from John Deere Plow Works in 1948 at the age of 65 years.

He died at his home on 07 June 1955 of stomach cancer after a one year illness. He was 5 foot - 4 inhes in height and had blue eyes and black hair. He wore eye glasses all of his life and had a "Harry Truman" look.

It should be noted that Achille's family lived at many different locations in East Moline, Illinois, from 1911 to1919:

1911-1915: They lived at 1428-15th Avenue with the Zuma ans Achil DeCoene. Omer and Laura were born in this house.
1915-1917 : They lived in a home on the south side (hill side) of 17th Avenue between 9th and 10th Street. Helen and Angela were born at this location.
1917-1918: They lived in a Union Malleable Iron Works single story house on the east side of 13th Street, the second house from the north RR tracks, In 1918, Laura was run over by Poolvelde (a butcher who was intoxicated while delivering meat) in front of the Union Malleable while calling for Omer. A man by the name of Dobblaere picked her up and gave her to her mother, Palmyra. She was 4 years old, but survived. The car jumped the curb and struck her. She was laid up for 4 months with a broken hip and arm.
1918-1919: Because their family was growing, they moved into a Union Malleable Iron Works two story house on the east side of 13th Street, about one block south from the intersection with19th Street in Watertown. It was here that Frank was born.
1919-1980: They purchased the DeCoene house at 1428-15th Avenue in 1919 and lived there until Angela died there in 1980. Donald and Eugene were born here. Palmyra moved in with Helen from 1980 until her death in 1982.

Both Achille De Clerck and Palmyra Robaeys names are shown on the Wall Of Honor at Ellis Island, Panel Number 594 (see the internet: http://wwww.wallofhonor.com/family/).

[H3] Ignace DeBruyne's database shows a spelling of Aloïs. He disappeared in Moline, Illinois and was last seen on top of a train.

[H4] Zulma DeClerck and her husband Achil DeCoene immigrated to America in 1907. They left Antwerp on September 14, 1907, on the SS Vaderland, and arriving in New York on September 24, 1907.

Achil DeCoene had a job working for John Deere at the Union Malleable Foundry Works in East Moline, Illinois. They built a new home at 1428-15th Avenue, East Moline, Illinois. The home was located 2 blocks from the foundry. In 1910-11, Zulma's brother, Achille DeClerck, stayed with them while he worked at John Deere. In 1911, Achille DeClerck returned to Belgium and married Palmyra Robaeys. They immigrated to America in 1912, and lived with the DeCoene's for awhile.

Before 1914, the DeCoene's sold their house to Achille and Palmyra DeClerck and they moved to a farm near Barstow, Illinois. In 1916, Zulma's sister Eliza died and they raised her daughter, Gabriella Houvenaghel, who was 6 years old at the time. Prior to 1917 Achil and Zulma DeCoene moved to another farm near Jessup, Iowa. About 1919, the family was farming near Independence, Iowa. Achil DeCoene was homesick for Belgium and the family returned there in1924. Gabriella Houvenaghel stayed behind in America.

Here is the Families Travel Schedule (according to Mary DeCoene's Notes):
31 Dec 1923 - 1 Jan 1924 They left their old farm in Iowa for Illinois.
1 Jan 1924 - 14 Jan 1924 Stayed in Illinois, then travelled to New York City (Probably stayed with brother Achille DeClerck for a few days).
14 Jan 1924 - 16 Jan 1924 Stayed in New York Hotel
16 Jan 1924 Departed New York Harbor
27 Jan 1924 Arrived Antwerp, Belgium
Return voyage: New York, Plymouth, Cherbourg, Antwerp.

Zulma's Godfather was her uncle, Henricus DeClerck. She lived to be to 99 years old. Darrel, Betty, & Darla Hagberg met Zulma in July 1983.

[H5] About 1907, Eliza emigrated to the United States with her husband. They traveled on the Red Star Line. She died young in 1916 and is buried in St. Mary's Cemetary in East Moline, Illinois. Her sister raise her daughter, Gabriella from the age of 6 to the age of 13 after that she stayed with her father.
Eliza died of alcoholism.

[H6] Palmyra was born 11 May 1893, in Paachendale, West Flanders, Belgium. Paachendale was the seen of very fierce fighting in World War I (called Passion-dale by the many British troops who fought there). The town was completely destroyed during 4 years on fighting and today it is surrounded by many cemeteries for the war dead. There are several spelling variations of Passendale. They are; Paaschendaele, Paachendale, Paasendale, and Passendale

The family later lived in Zarren where her father and mother, Ermeric and Maria, ran a small cafe. Palmyra and her sisters worked for her parents in the cafe at the time Achille's return visit to Belgium from his job in America.

Emericus introduced Palymra to Achille and he began to court her, mainly by showing off. Once he grabbed the end of a wind mill and went completely around full circle to impress her. She thought that he was very foolish. Nevertheless, she married him on March 15, 1911, at Klerken, West Flanders, Belgium, Achille's home in Belgium

On July 29, 1911, they left the Belgium port of Antwerp on the Red Star Line Ship, SS Lapland, bound for America. They travelled in first class unlike many of the other immigrants travelling to America. Palmyra remember the crossing. She said the food was great and they dined with many weathly people. In the evenings, she enjoying dancing, and was often invited to dance by many of the the other male first class passengers. During the last part of the crossing, the S.S. Lapland ran into a very bad storm and the passengers were requested to stay in their rooms, She became very sea sick and frightened.

She remembered that there were many poor Polish immigrants that traveled in third class. They looked very poor and sad. Conditions in Third Class were very much difference the in First Class in these and she thought it must have been a difficult passage for them.

They arrived in New York battery area on August 7, 1911. Palmyra ate her first banana here and could barely finish it. They were immediately taken to Ellis Island for inspection. After passing inspection, they took a train to East Moline, the next day, arriving there about August 9 th.

They stayed with the DeCoene's and Achille returned to his job at John Deere. Later, they purchased this home from them and lived there all of there lives.

Palmyra was a house wife all of her life. She liked dancing and plays card games with her sisters. When Television came to her town in the early 1950's, she enjoyed watching the Arthur Goffery Show. She suffered in the 1920's from depression brought on in part by the lost of her father, Emeric. She travelled to Rock Island by Electric Trolley from her home in East Moline, then by ferry boat to Davenport, Iowa, where she received help for her depression.

The Depression of the 1930's made a lasting negative impression on her because of the many difficulties that her family endured during this time period. She spoke of it almost daily through the 1940's up through the 1960's. According to Darrrel Hagberg, as a small child, he would listened to her many sad depression stories which often ended with tears in her eyes.

She mainly spoke the Old Flemish much of her life, but was also able to speak broken English up to her death. She alway read the newspaper in English.

Social Security Death Index Record

Name: Palmyra Declerck
SSN: 323-56-3269
Last Residence: 61265 Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 11 May 1893
Died: Apr 1982
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (1973 )

She was 5 foot 6 inches tall and had brown eyes with black hair.

[H7] Omer was born at his parent's home at 1428-15th Avenue, East Moline, Illinois USA.

Omer wasa machinist at Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, IL.

Social Security Death Index Record about Omer A. Declerck
Name: Omer A. Declerck
SSN: 333-05-0421
Last Residence: 61265 Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 12 Apr 1912
Died: 22 May 1995
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )

Omer and Leona enjoyed dances at the Belgium-American Brotherhood Club in Rock Island, Illinois, and it was there that the two first met. They began dating, and by the time they were both in their late twenties, they decided to marry. Although Alois and Leontina held no personal animosity toward Omer and believed he was a good person, they were very upset to learn of the couple’s marriage plans and expressed their disapproval. They had assumed that since Leona was already age 29, she would remain single and continue to live with them. Troubled by her parents reaction, Leona sought the counsel of her Pastor. He reasoned that one day her parents would be dead, and asked her what she would do with her life then. He encouraged Leona to accept Omer’s marriage proposal and begin a life and family with him. And so, on February 11, 1939, Omer and Leona were married in the side chapel at Davenport Cathedral with only their witnesses present.

The first year of their marriage, the couple rented a room in a house not far from Leona’s parents, so that she could continue to care for her mother. At one point, Omer and Leona asked her parents to consider purchasing a side-by-side duplex with them. With her parents living next door, it would be much easier for Leona and Omer to provide care and assistance for Leontina. It seemed like a very logical and practical solution, however, they rejected the idea. Leona continued to provide care for her mother until the birth of her first child a year later. When the couple moved to East Moline, Leona’s parents hired someone from their neighborhood to assume the caretaker role for Leontina. Eventually, the disappointment and hurt feelings between the parents and daughter were resolved, and their love and family bond remained strong throughout their lives.

Omer and Leona moved into their Deere-built Malleable duplex at 1356 13th Street, East Moline, shortly before World War II. These rental units were built to provide John Deere employees with a decent place to live, at a reasonable, low monthly rent. The company maintained the homes well, and every few years, they would paint or wallpaper the rooms as per the tenants preference. Each duplex had its own small backyard, and located behind these yards was a large area of land subdivided into smaller plots where the tenants could plant their own vegetable garden.

These homes were located in a two block area across from the John Deere Malleable Works on 13th Street, East Moline. They were built by the company to provide their employees with a decent place to live at a low, reasonable rent. Each side of the 3-room duplex had a livingroom, single bedroom, kitchen, base-ment with toilet and shower, and front and back porches. Most of the small backyards were fenced off, and some tenants, like our family, had garages. The area across the alley from the backyards were divided into individual plots so the tenants could plant vegetable gardens.

Omer’s hobby was raising and racing homing pigeons, so he built a coup above his garage, as did a few other Belgian men in the neighborhood. The neighbors were from various ethnic backgrounds, but many were Belgian. It was not unusual to hear them converse back and forth between the Flemish and English languages. They believed in learning English, but if they didn’t want their children to know what they were saying, they would switch back to their native tongue!

Omer, Leona and their three daughters lived in their duplex until Deere decided to dispose of the homes and clear the area for their distribution building in 1956.

In 1956, after what seemed like an endless search, Omer and Leona purchased their first home located at 118 - 5th Street, in Silvis. The house was a “fixer upper,” but with Omer’s hard work and Leona’s decorating touch, they turned their modest abode into an attractive, comfortable home for their family. This was a 2-bedroom house that also included a livingroom, kitchen, and enclosed back porch on the main level. A staircase led up to an unfinished walk-in attic. The unfinished basement was divided into three separate rooms; a main room, a laundry/ bath area, and a pantry/storage room. Originally, the backyard was a jungle of grape vines, which Omer tore out. It took between 10-12 truckloads of dirt to fill in the backyard and make it level. At this time, Omer owned a Hudson “Wasp” with stick shift. After getting her learners permit, Omer would take Jeanne out in this car to practice her driving.

Omer and Leona’s next door neighbors at 116 - 5th Street, were Julian and Mary Tuytten. They were an older, childless, Belgian couple, and the neighbors quickly became friends. Over the years, the DeClerck family came to think of the Tuyttens as an extension of their family. When Julian suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk, Omer and Leona helped Mary in caring for her husband until his death. In the early 70's Mary died, and the DeClercks were surprised to learn that she had left her house to them. Julia Staut, Leona’s sister, rented that home for awhile, but when the upkeep of both homes became too much for them, Omer and Leona sold their house and moved in with Julia. Julia died in 1983 and Leona in 1991. One year after Leona’s death, Omer sold his house and moved to Moline to live with his widowed sister Helen. He lived there for 4 years.

Jeannie DeClerk letter to Darrel Hagberg, dated 6 January 2008:

My father's main hobby was his racing pigeons. I think he did sometimes play rolle boley, but don't remember seeing a bowling disc (if that's what you call it) that he owned laying about the house. I'm not sure what became of his pigeon clock. He may have given it to one of his racing friends after he gave up the sport. That would have been neat to have as a souvenier! As for my mother, she was always so busy with household chores and cooking that I really don't recall any hobbies per se. When we still lived on 13th Street, E.M., I remember her having a sewing machine and making some of our clothes. Mostly, I remember her getting frustrated because the thread would keep breaking and she'd have a heck of a time trying to re-thread the needle or bobbin. Eventually, she gave that up!
She enjoyed decorating and trying out new trends. I think she was one of the first in the Malleable houses to stencil a border on the walls of a room. I think we also had a pink kitchen at one time!!!! She loved music and was a faithful listener of "The Buddies Of The Airlane's Show," which was broadcast locally each day from a radio station in Rock Island.
The band consisted of three guys, who sang western music. I believe their names were Curly, Speed, and Patrick. One time she took Mary Ann & me for a visit to the station and we got an autographed photo of them. I also remember listening to Don McNeil's Breakfast Club, which was broadcast from The Tip Top Room of the Allerton Hotel in downtown Chicago. At some point Don would have everyone dance around the breakfast table, and I remember dancing around our kitchen table. She also listened to some of those old radio shows (usually while ironing or cooking) like Fibber Mcgee & Molly, Father Knows Best, etc. After Julie was born we got a TV, and I Love Lucy, Ed Sullivan Show, and Your Hit Parade were all favorites of hers. I was interested in drawing as a child, and I remember my mom showing me how to draw a person's eyes. My parents both loved to dance and they would take us with them to the dances at the East End Club. Their favorite dance was the waltz, and their favorite song was The Blue Skirt Waltz. I loved watching them out on the dance floor! Oh, my dad loved to read books, especially westerns (Louie La'Mour (sp ?) & Zane Grey). Aunts Laura & Helen said that even as a young boy, my dad would be tucked in a corner reading. That is about all I can recall about my parents interests.

[H8] Laura was born at her parent's home at 1428-15th Avenue, East Moline, Illinois USA.

Laura worked for John Deere Malleable Works, East Moline, Il.

From the Moline Dispatch Newspaper, Sunday, March 28, 2004:

Laura M. Waem, 741 20th Ave., East Moline will be celebrate her 90th birthday on April 2.
The former Laura M. DeClerck was born April 2, 1914, in East Moline. She married August Waem May 20, 1939, in Davenport. He is deceased.
Laura has a stepson, Richard L. Waem, of Michigan. She has two stepgrandchildren, Richard S. and John L., both of Michigan.
Mrs. Waem was employed by John Deere Foundry, retiring in 1969.
She is a member of Saint Mary's Catholic Church, East Moline, UAW Local 81 retirees, St. Rita's circle at Saint Mary's, Woman's Foresters, Sixty Plus, Moline Vikings, Friends Circle Club and the East End Club.

In 1918, Laura was run over by Poolvelde (a butcher who was intoxicated while delivering meat) in front of the Union Malleable while calling for Omer. A man by the name of Dobblaere picked her up and gave her to her mother, Palmyra. She was 4 years old, but survived. The car jumped the curb and struck her. She was laid up for 4 months with a broken hip and arm.

Laura was 5 foot 4 inches tall with blond hair and blue eyes and fair skin.

[N925] Helen was born at her parent's home at 1428-15th Avenue, East Moline, Illinois USA.

During World War II she worked at John Deere Malleable and Harvester Works.

[H9] In 1934, Angela nearly died when her appendix burst. She was 17 years old and was given the "Last Rites" of the Catholic Church. Her stomach was left open for several days to allow the infection to drain. She survived.

Angela attended St. Mary's Grade School, East Moline, IL, and graduated from the 8th grade in 1931. She never attended high school.

She married Charles DePaepe on April 30, 1938, in East Moline. They lived in an upstairs appartment at her father and mother's home at 1428-15th Avenue, East Moline, IL

In 1940 after Charles died, she worked at John Deere Malleable Works, East Moline, IL, as a casting sorter.

In 1942, she met Raymond Hagberg at a Dance at the East End Club in Moline, IL. She left her job at the Malleable Works in 1942 before her marriage to Raymond in December. Again they lived in the upstairs appartment at her father and mother's home at 1428-15th Avenue, East Moline, IL.

At the time of his marriage to Angela, Raymond was working with his Mother at the Eagle Lunch Restaurant in Moline, IL. After the war broke out on December 7, 1941, Raymond tried to join the Army, but was declared a 4-F because of his poor eye-sight and flat feet and was not eligble for military service. Early in 1942, He went to work for the War effort at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, IL. The factory had re-tooled to manufacture tail assemblies for Army Scout Planes.

Raymond worked at John Deere Harvester Works until 1947 after which time he returned to re-join his mother in the restaurant business in Moline at the Eagle Lunch.

In 1955, the family moved to their new home at 1912-30th Street in Moline.

In the early 1950's, the family never went on long vacation but did go for short trips to Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and the Wisconsin Dells. Most vacation time was spent at home. Small day trips to the Amana Colonies in Iowa or to Raymond boyhood home in Owen, Wisconsin were taken. Raymond liked fishing and would take his boys to Alexander, Minneasota, for 5-6 day trip. They visited cousins Lossie and Carrie Rose and stayed at their cabin on Lake Alexander.

Angela and Raymond managed the Eagle Lunch restaurant, Moline, IL, from 1954-1957. In 1958, Angela and Raymond separated. She and the childern moved back to live with her mother in East Moline. They were divorved in 1962.

Because Angela had contacted Rhumatic Fever in her childhood, developed heart valve problems in 1953 at the age of 36. She was one of the first persons in the world to have a heart valve replacement and later heart pacemaker, all of which was experimental at the time. She had numerous experimental heart surgeries and valve replacements at the University of Illinois Medical hospital in Chicago, IL, over many years. Doctor Levine at the University called her the "Iron Lady" and said that her sacrifices over many years help pave the way for modern open heart surgery techiques. She was an inspiration to all those who knew her for her courage inspite of her suffering over many years.

Social Security Death Index Record about Angela Hagberg
Name: Angela Hagberg
SSN: 327-01-2407
Born: 26 Jun 1917
Last Benefit: 61244 East Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America
Died: Feb 1980
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )

Her eyes were hazel and she was 5 foot 4 inches tall with auburn (black) hair. Her skin was olive color and always wore a dark tan in the summer.

[H10] Frank was a factory worker for Deere and Company, Moline, IL, for 48 years. He was a member of the Moline American Legion and VFW. He was a sergeant in the United States Army during World War II from 1943 to 1945 in the 30th Division, and served at the Battle of the Bulge. He died of complications from Diabetes.

Taken from the Moline Dispatch, Sat 07-Nov-1998:

Obituary for Frank DeClerck

Funeral services for Frank B. DeClerck, 80, Moline, are 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Moline.

Entombment is in St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline, where the Moline American Legion Post 246 will conduct military honors. Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline, where a rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church, the Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

Mr. DeClerck died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at home.

He was born June 22, 1918, in East Moline, the son of Achille and Palmyra Robaeys DeClerck. He married Harriet Fulscher Nov. 14, 1940, in East Moline. She died Nov. 22, 1986.

He retired in 1983 from John Deere after 48 years.

Frank enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and going to bingo. He was a member of the Moline Legion and VFW. He was a sergeant in the United States Army during WW II in the 30th Division, and served at the Battle of the Bulge.

Survivors include daughters and a son-in-law, Donna and Michael Cook, Davenport, and Joanna DeClerck, Moline; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Barb DeClerck, St. Paris, Ohio, and William and Paula DeClerck, Moline; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Laura Waem, East Moline, and Helen Vermeulen, Moline; and a brother, Gene DeClerck, Moline. Frank was preceded in death by his wife; brothers, Omer and Don; a sister, Angela Hagberg; and a great-grandson.

Social Security Death Index Record about Frank B. Declerck:
Name: Frank B. Declerck
SSN: 330-09-3841
Last Residence: 61265 Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 21 Jun 1918
Died: 6 Nov 1998
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )

[H11] Donald was a supervisor at Deere and Company, Moline, IL.

Don joined the Navy in World War II after high school in 1943. He served on board the USS Tennessee. While feeding ammunition to an anti-aircraft gun, he was wounded in the head and leg when a Japanese kamakaze crashed into the ship. The gunner was killed in the action.

Social Security Death Index Record:
Name: Donald B. Declerck
SSN: 356-12-1513
Last Residence: 61265 Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 25 Jan 1926
Died: 25 Oct 1990
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )

[H12] Gene was a factory worker at International Harvester, East Moline, IL.

Gene was drafted into the Army in 1949 and served 2 years in West Germany.

U.S. Public Records Index Record about Gene M Declerck
Name: Gene M Declerck
Birth Date: 1 Oct 1928
Street Address: 1912 30Th St
City: Moline
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61265
Phone Number: 309-762-2292
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Gene M Declerck 77 1928
Joan A Declerck 77 1929

Moline Dispatch, Obituaries for Monday, July 31, 2006

Eugene DeClerck

Eugene M. "Gene" DeClerck, 77, of Moline died Sunday, July 30, 2006, at Trinity Pathway Hospice at Terrace Park, Bettendorf.

Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline and 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline. Entombment is in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline, where military honors will be conducted by Moline American Legion Post 246. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with a Christian Wake service at 4 p.m. Memorials can be made to Sacred Heart Church, Moline.

Gene was born Oct. 10, 1928, in East Moline the son of Achiel and Palmyra Robaeys DeClerck. He married Joan A. Kochuyt Feb. 19, 1955, in Moline.

Mr. DeClerck served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at the former I.H. East Moline Works retiring after 36 years.

Gene was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Moline, Moline Vikings, Moline American Legion Post 246, Center for Belgium Culture and Plus 60.

Survivors include his wife, Joan; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Thomas Day, Peoria; sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory and Debbie DeClerck, Moline, and Jay and Lisa DeClerck, Coal Valley; grandchildren, Elizabeth, William, Anne, Jane and John Day and Derek and Courtney DeClerck; stepgrandchildren, Tyson and Lora McKeag and sister, Laura Waem, East Moline. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.deroofuneralhome.com.

[H13] Occupation CEO Lockhead-Martin, Lufkin, Texas. Education BA St. Ambrose College, Davenport, Iowa. Religion Roman Catholic.

[H14] Clarence was Electrician for Moline Tool Company, Moline, IL.

[H15] Charles Keith DePaepe died of Brucellosis, or Undulent Fever. It is a bacterial infection caused from drinking the milk of an infected animal. Cows, pigs, sheep and goats are the usual sources. From time to time, he worked on his father's farm and may have contacted the inflection from drinking unpasturized cow's milk while working there.

Charles was working at International Harvester Company in Rock Island, IL. when in mid-May 1940 he became ill at work. He went home around noon time. Later in the day, he went to the doctor who sent him directly to the hospital. Within 30 days, he was dead. He saw his son only moments before he died of liver failure. His son, Charles, was only 4 months old at the time. He loved airplanes and enjoyed working on cars. He left his car torn apart in the gargage unfinished when he died.

According to the St. Mary's Cemetary Records, p. 22, Charles is buried in plot II, row 20 (north to south)

[H16] Charles was a contractor. When he died, he was creamated in accordance with his wishes.

Taken from the Moline Dispatch, dated April 19, 2002:

"Charles ``Chuck'' Keith Eugene DePaepe, 62, Midwest City, Okla., died April 6, 2002, in Oklahoma City after an extended illness.

Services were conducted in Midwest City for family and friends April 10.

Chuck was born Feb 12, 1940, in Moline. He graduated from Moline High School in 1958 and attended Moline Community College.

He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol from 1956 to 1958. Chuck served his country in the Air Force from 1958 through 1962 in weather radar, aircraft control and warning systems. After leaving the Air Force, he remained in Oklahoma, where he raised his family.

Chuck was well known in the Oklahoma City area, where he was a successful businessman. He was a devoted father and was affectionately called ``Grandpa'' by his co-workers and family members. He loved reading and gardening.

He is survived by his wife and best friend, Berta; his children, Charles and Kathy DePaepe, Keith and Brandi DePaepe, Suzette Clay and husband Waylen Chronister, Yvette DePaepe, and Lizette and Ron McLaughlin; brother, Darrel Hagberg and wife Betty; sister, Patty Kenney and husband Daryl; and numerous grandchildren, other family members and friends. His father, Charles K. DePaepe; his mother, Angela L. Hagberg; his stepfather, Raymond O. Hagberg, and his brother, Larry D. Hagberg, preceded him in death."

Social Security Number: 353-32-0325

[H17] Raymond was born on a farm in Owen, Wisconsin. He went to school in that area and loved sports, particularly baseball and football.

After the disappearance of his father in 1932, the family moved back to Moline probably in 1933. They lived at 1742- 14th Street, Moline, IL. They lived two house away from Gus and Phyllis Thornbloom. They lived at 1738 -14th Street.

Raymond worked for Western Union delivering telegraph messages for a few years, 1935-1937 (?).

In 1942, he met Angela at a Dance at the East End Club in Moline, IL. She left her job at the Malleable Works in 1942 before her marriage to Raymond in December. Again they lived in the upstairs appartment at her father and mother's home at 1428-15th Avenue, East Moline, IL.

At the time of his marriage to Angela, Raymond was working with his Mother at the Eagle Lunch Restaurant in Moline, IL. After the war broke out on December 7, 1941, Raymond tried to join the Army, but was declared a 4-F because of his poor eye-sight and flat feet and was not eligble for military service. Early in 1942, He went to work for the War effort at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, IL. The factory had re-tooled to manufacture tail assemblies for Army Scout Planes.

Raymond worked at John Deere Harvester Works until 1947 after which time he returned to re-join his mother in the restaurant business in Moline at the Eagle Lunch.

In 1955, the family moved to their new home at 1912-30th Street in Moline.

In the early 1950's, the family never went on long vacation but did go for short trips to Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and the Wisconsin Dells. Most vacation time was spent at home. Small day trips to the Amana Colonies in Iowa or to Raymond boyhood home in Owen, Wisconsin were taken. Raymond liked fishing and would take his boys to Alexander, Minneasota, for 5-6 day trip. They visited cousins Lossie and Carrie Rose and stayed at their cabin on Lake Alexander.

Angela and Raymond managed the Eagle Lunch restaurant, Moline, IL, from 1954-1957. In 1958, Angela and Raymond separated. She and the childern moved back to live with her mother in East Moline. They were divorved in 1962.

[H18] Darrel was born at Moline Public Hospital, Moline, Illinois.

Darrel lived at 1428 15th Avenue, East Moline, Illinois, and attended grade school at St. Mary’s Catholic School. In the summer of 1956, the family moved to 1912 30th Street, Moline, Illinois. While living in Moline, Darrel attended Calvin Coolidge Junior High School and Moline Senior High School. In the summer of 1960, Darrel's parents were divorced. Darrel moved back to the same address in East Moline with his mother.

As a boy, Darrel held several jobs. He passed newspapers for the Moline Daily Dispatch, the Des Moines Sunday Register, and the East Moline Herald while living in East Moline. After moving to Moline in 1956, Darrel worked at his father's restaurant, the Eagle Lunch Restaurant in Moline which was located on the NE corner of 6th Avenue and 14th Street. From 1961 to 1962, Darrel worked for his aunt, Laura DeHaven, at the Eagle Dinner Restaurant which was located on the East side of 16th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue in Moline.

In 1962, he worked at the Buddy L Company and the John Deere Malleable Works in East Moline to earn money to go to college. Later, in 1962, he took employment with Montgomery Elevator Company (now Koen) in Moline, Illinois. While there, he started as a layout draftsman. He also worked in the estimating department and research and development department. Before leaving the company in 1966, he was assistant project engineer for their new elevator test tower. He worked elevator designs for the Seattle World's Fair, the Apollo 11 Moon Mission, and the St. Louis Gateway Arch.

Darrel attended Black Hawk College in Moline from September 1961 to December 1963 and graduated with an Associates of Arts degree in Mathematics. During this period of time, he also attended St. Ambrose College in Davenport. He attended the University of Illinois from January 1964 to June 1967 and graduated with High Honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

While returning home by motor bus from school at the University of Illinois located at Champaign, Illinois, in February 1967, Darrel met his wife to be in Bloomington, Illinois. Betty was working for her Masters degree at Illinois State University in Bloomington. In July 1967, they were engaged to be married. The marriage date was originally set for February 1968 but was moved ahead to November 25, 1967, because Darrel received a military draft notification for December 1967. During the period from June 1967 to February 1968, Darrel had accepted an Engineering position at ALCOA (Aluminum Company of America), Davenport Works, located Bettendorf, Iowa. This factory is the world's largest Aircraft Aluminum Plant. In addition to Aircraft metal, the plant produced many other products. Betty taught Geography in the Fall at Rock Island High School.

As a result of the military draft notification, Darrel and Betty both joined the U. S. Navy Officer Candidate program in December 1967. Darrel started his military training at the U. S. Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, in February 1968. Betty started her training in March. In May, Betty was commissioned an Ensign in the Navy. Darrel was commissioned in June. Betty was assigned to the Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Virginia, as Administrative Officer. Darrel was assigned to the USS Wright, CC 2, stationed at the Naval Base in Norfolk, Virginia. Betty and Darrel were discharged from Active Duty on November 25, 1969. Betty attained the rank of lieutenant junior grade while Darrel attained the rank of lieutenant. Both were honorably discharged from the Navy.

Betty and Darrel purchased a new home on 7th Street, East Moline, Illlinois in February 1970

Darrel returned to his job with ALCOA on January 2, 1970. While there he assisted in the installation of the world's largest rolling mill and LNG forming and machining equipment. He also participated in the development of equipment used to produce the first Aluminum beverage cans and for the Computer Hard disc drives. Darrel was also Maintenance Planning and Scheduling supervisor, Cold Rolling Division Engineer, Mill Maintenance Superintendent, and Manager of Design Engineering. In his latter years, he also had the a dual assignment as Engineering Specialist and provided consulting expertise on manufacturing integration and computer related projects. He retired from ALCOA in 2002 after 35 years of service.

On October 15, 1970, Betty gave birth to Darla Renee at 6 PM in Lutheran Hospital in Moline, Illinois. After being at home for 2 years with Darla, Betty took a position in the library at Deere and Company in August 1972.

In 1975, Betty was promoted to Manager of Library and Archive Services. In addition, she was responsible for the John Deere Corporate Art Collection. Betty attended the Quad City Graduate Center in Rock Island, Illinois, and achieved a Masters degree in Business.

They moved to a new home at 3418- 12th Street, East Moline, Illinois in October 1976.

In July 1983; Darrel, Betty, and Darla visited their distant relatives in Belgium and France for the first time. They also visited his French relatives and Swedish relatives in July and August 1985 and for many years, thereafter.

Darrel and Betty moved to 3722-39th Street Court in Moline, Illinois, in August 1998.

Currently, Betty and Darrel travel, work on Genealogy, work on Gardening, and provide support to the New Figge Art Museum located in Davenport, Iowa. Darrel is also into Photo, Video, and Audio editing. Betty was a past member of Zonta, an organization that assist mothers and children that are in need. Betty was a member of the Davenport Museum of Art board of trustees from 2001-2003.

They also provide care for their 3 new grandchildren while their parents work.

Darrel's half brother Charles is also his Third Cousin through a common ancestor, Carolus Ludovicus DeClerck (1813-1875) . Charles Father is Darrel Second Cousin once removed.

[H19] Larry attended St. Mary's School in East Moline from 1949-1957 and Scared Heart School in Moline from 1957 to 1960. He served as an altar boy in the Church. He graduated from Moline High School in 1962. He worked in his father's restaurant, The Eagle Lunch, in Moline and his aunt's restaurant, The Eagle Diner, in Moline until 1962.

He attended Moline Community College for a number of years.

From 1962 to 1982, he was an accountant and trust officer at Moline National Bank, Moline, Illinois. Larry was an Accountant for KVL Quad Corporation in East Moline, Illinois until his death. He is buried in St. Mary's Cemetary in East Moline.

He was a good and kind hearted man who was liked by everyone.

[H20] Harriet died at home with her loving family.

Her father fought in WW I. He was of German descent fighting his German borthers. He was gased in the war and was blind as a result. Darrel Hagberg talked to him about his war experience. When he was digging a trench and he uncovered the remains of a soilder from the Napolianioc wars on the 18th century. He was convinced that war would be tragic human experience in future years and would never end. He later came across a German corpse. It still had an iron cross around its neck. He showed this iron cross to Darrel in 1956.

Social Security Death Index Record about Harriet Declerck:
Name: Harriet Declerck
SSN: 348-01-2224
Last Residence: 61265 Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 4 Aug 1920
Died: Nov 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )

[H21] Donna is currently living in Davenport, IA.

[H22] Robert is currently living in St. Paris, OH.

[H23] Taken fron Quad-Cities Online (Moline Dispatch Newspaper)

Posted online: May 5, 2005 9:12 PM
Print publication date: 05/06/2005

Obituary for Rita Stone

Rita Jean Stone, 55, of Coal Valley, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at her home after a long battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Saturday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, and 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Moline, where she was a member. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Entombment will be at St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline. Memorials may be made to the Alleman High School girls' basketball program.

The former Rita Jean DeClerck was born April 11, 1950, in Moline, the daughter of Donald and Lillian Vindevogel DeClerck. She married Robert L. Stone Aug. 29, 1970, in Moline.

She was employed at Gypsum Supply Company, Bettendorf, for 15 years, last working in March of this year.

Rita enjoyed keeping score for the Alleman girls' basketball games and doing crafts with her daughters, and she was a volunteer at Washington School, Moline.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; daughters, Renee, Fishers, Ind., Rebecca and Rachel, Moline, and Reghan Stone, at home; mother, Lillian DeClerck, Moline; and brothers, James DeClerck, Green Valley, Ill., and Richard DeClerck, Taylor Ridge.

[H24] Christie Bonduelle was adopted. Occupation Retail Management.

[H25] Joan was a secretary at Deere and Company, Moline, IL.

U.S. Public Records Index Record about Joan A Declerck
Name: Joan A Declerck
Birth Date: 1929
Street Address: 1912 30Th St
City: Moline
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61265
Phone Number: 309-762-2292
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Gene M Declerck 77 1928
Joan A Declerck 77 1929

[H26] U.S. Public Records Index Record about Greg A Declerck
Name: Greg A Declerck
Birth Date: 1 Aug 1956
Street Address: 1153 52Nd Street Ct
City: Moline
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61265
Phone Number: 309-764-4677
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Deborah A Declerck 50 1956
Greg A Declerck 49 1956
Gregory A Declerck 50 1956

U.S. Public Records Index Record about Gregory A Declerck
Name: Gregory A Declerck
Birth Date: 1956
Street Address: 1153 52Nd Street Ct
City: Bradford
County: Stark
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61421
Phone Number: 309-764-4677
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Deborah A Declerck 50 1956
Gregory A Declerck 50 1956

[H27] Occupation Employed Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, llinois. Education BlackHawk Jr. College, Moline, Illinois. Religion Roman Catholic.

[H28] Livinus Vanderhaeghe occupation was a bakker, Te Moorslede.

[H29] Betty attended Illinois State Univerity at Normal, Illinos, from 1960 to 1964 and graduated with a degree in geography. After her graduation, she applied for a position in the Peace Corp and was selected. She took her Peace Corp training in Los Angeles at UCLA. She served in Ethiopia for two years. On her return to the States she toured India, Nepal, Vietman, and Japan. Betty returned to Illinois State University to work for her Masters degree.

[H30] Darla was born at Luthern Hospital, Moline, Illinois.

In 1983, Darla toured Europe with her parents. She met many of her distant relatives in Belgium and France. In July 1985, Darla spent 4 weeks with be cousins in Beauvais, France. In August of that year she went to Sweden and met many of her Swedish cousins.

Darla attended grade school at Ridgewood Elementary School and Glenview Junior High School in East Moline, Illinois. Darla attended United Township High School in East Moline, Illinois and graduated in 1987.

She won a Music Scholarship and attended Augustana College for 4 years in Rock Island, Illinois, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. She also attended the University of Illinois for 2 years in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Education.

She taught the Middle School grades in Chicago for a year before returing to Rock Island to teach the Middle School grades to the current day.

She married Chad Jones on July 6, 2003 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rock Island, IL.

Darla has travel much of the World with her parents and still likes to travel. She visits her Belguim relatives regularly. In February 2005, she and her huisband took theiir baby Angela to Belgium, France, and the Netherlands.

[H31] Rex was a factory worker at International Harvester Company in East Moline, IL.

[N927] Daryl3 children from a previous marriage.

[H32]
Moline Dispatch Newspaper, Obituaries for Monday, July 17, 2006

Robert Stone

Robert L. Stone, 55, of Coal Valley died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Trinity Medical Center, West, Rock Island.

Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, and 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Moline. Entombment will be at St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where a Christian wake service will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Washington Elementary School, Moline.

Robert L. Stone was born Aug. 26, 1950, in Moline, the son of Lynn V. and Marilyn R. Hofstetter Stone. He married the former Rita Jean DeClerk Aug. 29, 1970, in Moline. She preceded him in death May 4, 2005.

Bob was employed at John Deere Seeding, Moline, where he had worked for more than 30 years. He actively worked at St. Mary's Church, Moline, and St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline.

He was a member of St. Mary's Church, and an Illinois State graduate. Bob enjoyed teaching and helping his daughters with home projects, and was meticulous in his lawn care. He donated many hours of time and money to Washington Elementary School where his daughter, Rebecca, teaches.

Survivors include daughters, Renee Stone, Fishers, Ind., Rebecca and Rachel Stone, both of Moline, and Reghan Stone, Coal Valley; his mother, Marilyn R. Stone; a sister, Diana Peterson, brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel and Eileen Stone and William and Lynn Stone, all of Port Byron; his mother-in-law, Lillian DeClerck, Moline; and brothers-in-law and spouses, James and Jane DeClerck, Green Valley, Ill., and Richard and Dottie DeClerck, Taylor Ridge. He was preceded in death by his father.

[H33] Jennie is a hair stylist. She attended Guilford High School in Rockford, IL and the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis, MN.

[H34] Chris graduated from Guilford High School in Rockford, IL and Auburn University, Auburn, AL. He is currently working at Hamilton Sundstrand as a contract administrator.

[N949] Carolus was christenerd on 27 October 1813 in Klerken abd witnessed by Joannes Reybrouck and Idonia DeClerck. He appeared in the census of 1815 in Klerken. As of 1815, hw was also known as Carolus Reybrouck (after his father died). .A church married was conducted on 31 January 1838 in Klerken and was witnessed by Petrus DeWaele abd Leonardus Roose.

[N959] Her birth in the civil birth record as 19 January 1820. She was christened on 19 January 1820 and was witnessed by Laurentius Duyver and Sophia Syoen.

[N951] Ignace DeBruyne's database shows a birth date of 22 April 1839 in Klerken. She was christened on 22 April 1839 and was witnessed by Philippus Verbeke and Catharina Reybrouck.

[N952] Ignace DeBruyne's database shows a birth date of 11 January 1841 in Klerken and was christened on 11 January 1841 and witnessed by Petrus Dewaele and Maria Van Dorpe.

[N953] Ignace DeBruyne's database shows Elias born on 14 March 1843 in Klerken with a C ivil Record Date of 15 March 1843. He was christened on 15 March 1843 in Klerken and was witnessed by Carolus Vanbiervlietand Amelia Verbeke.

[N954] Ignace DeBruyne's database shows Melania civil birth record date of 21 April in Klerken. She was christen on 21 April 1845 in Klerken and was witnessed by Engelbertus Plancke and Maria Theresia Dewaele.

[N955] Ignace DeBruyne's database shows that he was christened on 19 March 1850 and was witnessed by Philippus Callewaert and Barbara Dewaelle. The database shows a death date of 26 December 1850.

[N956] He was christened on 2 February 1854 in Klerken and was witnessed by David Declerck and Mary Theresia Declerck.

[N957] She was christened on 24 June 1856 in Klerken and witnessed by Engelbertus De Waele and Eugenia Reibrouck.

[N958] She was christened on 16 May 1857 in Klerken and was witnessed by Carolus Ramaut and Sophia Theresia Hoornaert.

[H35] Henricus moved to Canada from Belgium in 1906 or 1907.

[N937] Pierre went by the name of Pieter. He signed his marriage certificate using Pieter instead of Pierre. He died young at the age of 25. Mary DeCoene showed his name as Pieter Petrus Joannes DeClerck. Ignace Debruyne's database showed his name as Petrus Joannes DeClerck. His marriage was witnessed by Petrus DeClerck and Petrus Jacques. Church marriage records state: "Dispensation from blood relationship in the third degree". Could Petrus and Catherina have been 3rd cousins?

Petrus and Catharina appear in the 1815 census in Klerken and he was listed as a weaver. It states that Joannes Declercq, 25 years lives with his wife, 54 years (?), and two children in Klerken at Smisse nr, 28.

[H36] Cathernia was a Land-wife servant.

[H37] Pierre was a Windmill carpenter.

[H38] Marie had 5 Children.

[H39] 1930 United States Federal Census, Illinois, Rock Island, East Moline. District 22:
* Immigrated to the US in 1903.
* Odell worked in a Foundry as a molder (probably the John Deere Malleable Works in East Molione, IL)

[H40] Richard DeKeyrel died in World war II.

[H41] Emma was a World War I refugee fleeing from Zarren via Kortemark to Teilt in a dogcar. The war was fought for 4 years along a line from Diksmuide to Zarren to Klerken to Houthulst to Passendale to Leper.

[H42] Leon Vermeulen occupation was a Bediende (Medical work).

"Werk in het ministerie, woonde chaussee de Haacht Oorlogsinvalied 1914-18 Arm afgezet."

[H43] Marie-Louise Vanderhaeghe ran a Cafe called "Kleine Boeren."

De Kwartierstaat van Marie-Louise Vanderhaeghe heb ik gekreegen van Jan Vanderhaeghe, Claessendreef, 136, B 2950 Kapellan den 12 Maart 1994.

[H44] August Waem was born in Belgium. He and his family suffered under the Germans during World War I.

He worked for many year a precison grainde at the John Deere Malleable Works in East Moline, IL. During World War II, due in part to his age and also his work skills, he received a deferment from the Draft.

He liked gardening and fishing. He earned the nickname "Catfish" and called that by all his friends.

[H45] Maria Joanna Ollivier was a Spinster.

[H46] Bertha Vermeulen occupation: Cafe, Huishoudster.

[H47] Arthur was a blacksmith at John Deere. He lived in Moline, Illinois, for most of his life. After the death of his wife, Elisa, he remarried. He died in Moline and is buried in St. Mary's Cemetary in East Moline, Illinois. He is buried in a diffferent location from his wife Elisa.

[H48] Gabriella's mother died when she was 6 year old in 1916. Gabriel was raised by her Aunt Zulma DeClerck and Uncle Archiel DeCoene who came to America about the same time as her parents until she was 13 years old. In 1923, Zulma and Archiel and their family returned to Belgium but Gabriel stayed in America with her father, Arthur. She lived most of her life in Moline, Illinois. Toward the end of her life she lived with her daughter in Rock Island, Illinois, where she died in September 1999. She is buried in Calvary Cemetary in Rock Island, Illinois.

[H49] 1930 United States Federal Census, Illinois, Rock Island, East Moline. District 22:
* Immigrated to the US in 1901.

[H50] U.S. Public Records Index Record about Alice M Nelson
Name: Alice M Nelson
Birth Date: 8 Jan 1913
Street Address: 54 41St Ave, 411
City: East Moline
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61244
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Alice M Nelson 93 1913

U.S. Public Records Index Record about Alice M Nelson
Name: Alice M Nelson
Birth Date: 8 Jan 1913
Street Address: 525 30Th Ave, 1
City: Moline
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61265
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Alice M Nelson 93 1913

[H51] Social Security Death Index Record Data:

Name: Ivan W. Declerck
SSN: 330-07-9802
Born: 9 Oct 1921
Last Benefit: 61264 Milan, Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America
Died: 15 Apr 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )

[H52] Madelene was a hat designer.

[H53] George lived in Brooklyn, NY.

[H54]

Taken from the Moline Dispatch, Saturday, July 10, 2004

Obituary for Rosalie Raymond Jensen

Rosalie A. Raymond Jensen, 69, of East Moline, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at Illini Hospital, Silvis.

Celebration of Life services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Esterdahl Mortuary, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and also one hour prior to service time on Monday. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity.

Rosalie was born Sept. 11, 1934, in Moline, to George and Gabriel Houvenaghel Raymond.

She retired from Deere & Co. after 25 years of service. She did volunteer work for two senior citizen groups, and she served as president, media chair and editor of United Township Seniors. In 2003, she was awarded lifetime membership in the Gallery of Ageless Achievers for her volunteer contributions.

Her family was her most loving and valuable asset. Additionally, she enjoyed her home, friends, online friends, computer, bingo and riverboat casinos.

Survivors (and spouses) include her sons, James (Dawn) Jensen, Martinez, Calif., Jerry (Lonna) Jensen, Bonne Terre, Mo., Tracy (Cynthia) Jensen, Silvis; 27 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; stepsons, Mickey (Sandy) Meeks, Newport News, Va., Victor Meeks, Davenport; stepdaughters, Linda (Richard) Parker, Davenport, Brenda Cooperman (Michael Witt), Bettendorf. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Raymond Caudill, Rock Island. Rosalie was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Scott Jensen, and her parents.

[H55] U.S. Public Records Index Record about Deborah A Declerck
Name: Deborah A Declerck
Birth Date: 1956
Street Address: 1153 52Nd Street Ct
City: Moline
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61265
Phone Number: 309-764-4677
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Deborah A Declerck 50 1956
Greg A Declerck 49 1956
Gregory A Declerck 50 1956

U.S. Public Records Index Record
about Deborah A Declerck
Name: Deborah A Declerck
Birth Date: 1956
Street Address: 1153 52Nd Street Ct
City: Bradford
County: Stark
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61421
Phone Number: 309-764-4677
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Deborah A Declerck 50 1956
Gregory A Declerck 50 1956

[H56] Joannes Baptist Vanderhaeghe was a farmer (Landbouwer).

[N966] Roman Catholic Baptismal Register

Parish of Gits - page 142 - number 13 - original handwritten text as follows (inj Latin):

Anno Dni 1851 die 7 Martii infrasriptus Baptizavi Gustavum Decoene filium legitimum Joannis ex hoogledgee atatis 44 ann : et Antonia Sintebin ex Staeden atatis 40 ann : Conjugum in hoc habitantium natun heri hora 10 noctis Susceperunt Joannes Sintebin et Amelia Scherrens.

Signed : J : Van Isacker Vic : in Gits

[H57] Last living in Geneseo, IL.

[N933] Hector owned a grocery/hardware store in East Moline (1132-15th Avenue). He stepped on a nail at his place of business and died from tetanus a week later. He left his wife with four children under the age of 9.

[H58] Marie ran a boarding house on 12th Street, East Moline, IL.

[H59] Leon never married.

[H60] Remi died as a result of World War I.

Geert Onraet DeSchodt, Oostduinkerke, Belgium, provided the following from the Death Prayer Card of Remi Decoene on 7 October, 2010:

Decoene Remi, born in Esen, West Flanders, son of Gustaaf Decoene and LouiseCeenaeme died in the Military Hospital in Brugge on 1918 October 31 In the age of 25 years. Remi was a dear courageous and brave young men that defended his country with love and strong courage. He was a hero in fighting and a martyr in his death.

Decoene Remi "is also mentioned on the devotional inm the Esen Church for the fallen soldiers during the war 1914-1918 of Esen.

Greetings from Geert

[N932] She owned a bar in East Moline (1314-13th Street) that she and her second husband Louis owned. Veronica's first husband was Hector Decoene who died on May 23, 1917 and left her with four children. She then married Louis DeCastecker (originally spelled DeCaestecker) on August 24, 1917. She and Louis (Alois) then had two children.
Frank DeCoene DeCastenker told his daughter Judith that Veronica would have been deported back to Belgium because she was unable to speak very good english and therefore unable to take care of the store and support her four children. Apparently Louis had a childhood crush on her in Belgium and offered to marry her.
In October of 1934 there was a robbery at Louis Castecker Travern. Louis, Veronica and Goldie, who was 15 at the time, were the only ones in the bar. Three armed men came in and ordered some beer. After Louis drew them the beer one of them demanded money. Louis jumped over the bar and grabbed two of them by the wrists. Goldie became aware of what was going on and ran to the back of the bar and returned with a gun. Her father told her to shoot but she was apparently afraid to do it (remember she was only 15). One of the gunmen plied loose from Louis and hit him on the forehead and then hit Veronica on the top of her head with his gun. She died 13 days later. They said that she died from a stroke and that it had nothing to do with the hit on the head. Many had doubts though. The men got away and were never found.

[H61] Last living in Silvis, IL.

Moline Dispatch, Moline, IL, Life - Engagements, dated May 30, 2000:
Goethals-Schneider Engagement
Announcement is made of the engagement of Mary Therese Goethals to Bradley Jay Schneider, both of Geneseo. She is the daughter of Beverly Goethals, Geneseo, and the late Michael Goethals. He is the son of Marge and Duke Schneider, Rock Island. The couple will be married at a private, family ceremony May 18 in St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Geneseo. Relatives and friends are invited to an open house in the home of the bride's mother. The bride-elect graduated from J.D. Darnall High School, Geneseo, and Hamilton Technical College, Davenport, Iowa. She is employed by Genesis Medical Center, Davenport. The prospective bridegroom graduated from Alleman High School, Rock Island. He is employed by Dohrn Transfer, Rock Falls.

[H63] Jasper was a farmer (landbouwer).

[H64] Mayken was a farmer's wife (landbouwster).

[H65] Carolus was a farmer (landbouwer).

[H66] What happened on December 10, 1751, that caused Clemens, Josephus, and Joannes Baptiste Verhaeghe to die.

[H67] What happened on December 10, 1751, that caused Clemens, Josephus, and Joannes Baptiste Verhaeghe to die.

[H68] What happened on December 10, 1751, that caused Clemens, Josephus, and Joannes Baptiste Verhaeghe to die.

[H69] Joannes-Ignatius Willaert death death could be February 1802

[H70] Charles and Rosalia had 3 daughters and 2 sons. The 2 sons immigrated to America.

[H71] Verhaeghe or Vanderhaeghe is the same family name. This name is common in flanders. The name means "in the haye." In french the name is delhaye or delahaye.

The Funeral Card for Maria shows her name as Maria Ludovica Verhaeghe. Ignace DeBruyne's database shows her name as Maria Louisa Verhaeghe.

[H72] Barbara was a farmer.

[H73] Petrus was a workman.

[H74] Richardus A. Verhaeghe was an iron worker at Moline Iron Works.

On November 17, 1915, Richard and Zelma eloped. they were married by Carl franke, Judge of Probate, City Of Monroe, State Of Michigan. They were both listed as residents of Toledo, Ohio. Zelma's name is written as Selma on the marriage certificate.

On January 23, 1933, Richard and Zelma were (Re) married according to the rights of the Holy Roman Catholic Church in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, East Moline, IL, by Father Leo F. Dee

[H75] Germaine Alida Vermeulen was a farmer (Landbouwster).

[H76] Charles and Rosalia had 3 daughters and 2 sons. The 2 sons immigrated to America.

[H77] Taken from the Moline Dispatch, Wed 26-Aug-1998:

EAST MOLINE

Evonne Cuvele

Funeral services for Evonne Cuvele of Moline, formerly of East Moline, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Moline. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.

Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. today at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline, with a rosary recited at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to Rev. John J. Dunne Memorial Endowment.

Mrs. Cuvele died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at Heartland Health and Rehabilitation Center, Moline.

Evonne was born April 16, 1911, in Moline, the daughter of August and Emerentie Vuylstecke Verhaeghe. She married Maurice Cuvele in 1926 in East Moline. He died Feb. 19, 1989.

She enjoyed crafts, reading, dancing, and playing cards.

Survivors include grandchildren, Jenney, Jim and Joel McClain, all of Dallas; sisters-in-law, Anna Verhaeghe, Silvis, and Stella Cuvele, East Moline; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy McClain, who died in 1981.

[H78] Georgette VanHove was last living in Dixmuide, Belgium.

[H79] Gaston Jeroom Vermeulen occupation: Landbouwer, Graandorser, to Passendale.

[H80] Gaston was a automobile mechanic.

[H81] Helene Vermeulen was a farmer (landbouwster) in Ste Marguerite De L'Autel.

[H82] Last living at:

Kattenstraat 141
8800 Roeselare
BELGIUM

[H83] Zelma Marie Weime was a core inspector at the Moline Iron Works.

[H84] Buried 21 Jan 1993 in St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline, Illinois. Occupation Housewife. Education 9th or 10th Grade. Religion Roman Catholic.

[H85] Treefon Verhaeghe worked in the farm implement industry. He served in World War II. He dropped his first name and used Albert as his first name. During the war, his eyes were knocked out but replaced and he recovered his vision. He had no children.

When he entered the U.S. Army, Treefon legally changed his name to Albert.

[H86]
Moline Dispatch, Sunday, July 16, 2006

Robert and Julia DeBlaey anniversary

Robert and Julia DeBlaey, Rapids City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner reception for family and friends Saturday, July 15, at Hampton Heritage Center.

Julia DePoorter and Mr. DeBlaey, both of East Moline, were married July 14, 1956, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Moline.

Their children and spouses are Becky DeBlaey and fiance, Tom Atkinson, Chris and Len Mendoza, Mandy and Brian Fleming, Tim and Debbie DeBlaey, David and Polly DeBlaey, Julie DeBlaey and fiance Brian Shelangouski, Douglas and Colby DeBlaey and Bob and Tara DeBlaey. Their 10 grandchildren are Jake, Andrea, and Gabe Mendoza, Christopher and Michael Fleming, Teresa and Matt DeBlaey and Cole, Carson, and Caitlin DeBlaey.

Mr. DeBlaey owned DeBlaey's TV from 1958-1987. Bob also worked part-time maintenance at St. Mary's School, East Moline, from 1987 to 1998. He retired in 1998.

Mrs. DeBlaey stayed at home to care for their eight wonderful children until 1987. Julia also worked maintenance at St. Mary's School, East Moline, from 1987 to 1998.

They are members of St. Mary's, East Moline.

Obituary from Moline Dispatch dated February 27, 2008:
Robert DeBlaey
Funeral services for Robert A. DeBlaey, 75, of Rapids City, are 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Moline.
Burial is in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, where a rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers and statuary, a memorial fund has been established.
Bob was born June 23, 1932, in East Moline, the son of Cyriel and Regina Mary Verhaeghe DeBlaey. He married Julia Depoorter on July 14, 1956, in East Moline.
He graduated from DeVry Tech, Chicago. He owned and operated DeBlaey's TV in East Moline until he retired in 1983. Bob loved being with his family. He enjoyed fishing, camping and playing rolle bolle. Bob had served on the Rapids City City Council, and was an active member of his church. He was a Green Bay Packers fan and had been a member of the East End Boulders Club.
Survivors include his wife, Julia; children and spouses, Rebecca DeBlaey, Muscatine, Iowa, Christine and Len Mendoza, East Moline, Amanda and Brian Fleming, East Moline, Timothy and Deb DeBlaey, Moline, David DeBlaey, East Moline, Julie and Brian Shelangouski, Port Byron, Douglas and Colby DeBlaey, Rapids City, and Robert and Tara DeBlaey Jr., Moline; grandchildren, Jacob (Rachel), Andrea and Gabriel Mendoza, Chris and Mike Fleming, Teresa, Matt, Cole, Caitlin, Carson and Brie DeBlaey; and a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Pat DeBlaey, Winterhaven, Fla.

[H87] Taken from the Moline Dispatch, Sun 03-Oct-1999 :

Anna Verhaeghe

Anna Verhaeghe, 940 Crosstown Ave., Silvis, will observe her 90th birthday on Oct. 7. She will be honored at a family dinner to celebrate the event.

The former Anna Root was born Oct. 7, 1909, in Hampton. She was married to Leon Verhaeghe on June 23, 1928, in Rock Island. He died in 1981.

She has two daughters, Roberta Hansen, East Moline, and JoAnne Whitmore, Silvis. There are four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Verhaeghe was a nurses aide in the nursery at Moline Public Hospital for more than 10 years, retiring in 1970.

She is a charter member of Homewood Evangelical Free Church, Moline.

Taken from the Moline Dispatch, Sun 30 September 2007

Anna Verhaeghe, 940 Crosstown Ave., Silvis, will observe her 98th birthday Sunday, Oct. 7. She will be honored at a family dinner to celebrate the event.

The former Anna Root was born Oct. 7, 1909, in Hampton. She was married to Leon Verhaeghe June 23, 1928, in Rock Island. He died in 1981.

She has two daughters, Roberta Hansen Failon, husband Roger, East Moline; and Jo Anne Whitmore, husband Bud, Silvis. There are four grandchildren, Sherri Thompson, Alan, Joel and Cory Hansen. There are 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Verhaeghe was a nurse's aide in the newborn nursery at the former Moline Public Hospital for over 10 years.

She is a charter member at Homewood Evangelical Free Church, Moline.

Obituary for Anna Root Verhaeghe from Moline Dispatach, March 16, 2009:
Anna Alma Verhaeghe, 99, of Silvis, went to be with Jesus, her Lord and Savior on March 14, 2009, from Genesis Illini Restorative Care Center, Silvis.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Homewood Evangelical Free Church, Moline. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at her church on Thursday. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Homewood Evangelical Free Church, Moline, where she had been a charter member. Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, is handling arrangements.

Anna Root was born Oct. 7, 1909, in Hampton, the daughter of Julius Porter and Daisy Mae Lee Root. She married Leon Alphonse Verhaeghe June 23, 1928, in Rock Island. He died April 29, 1981. When she was growing up her father changed jobs many times. They moved 25 times, leaving her with no real close friends during her school years. Anna was a nurse's aide in the nursery at the former Moline Public Hospital for over 10 years, retiring in 1970. A couple of the Van Hoe children were born under her care, while working at the hospital.

Anna enjoyed crocheting, making special slippers, and making solid, sturdy and bright potholders for many of her family members. She also spent nine hours apiece in making hankies for the shut-ins. We will miss her smile, determination and encouragement.

Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, JoAnne Whitmore, Silvis, Roberta Hansen-Failon and Roger Failon, East Moline; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-granddaughters; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Kathryn Root, Canton, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, three brothers and two sons-in-law.

[H88] Taken from the Moline Dispatch, Sun 17-Jan-1999:

SOCIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ANNIVERSARIES

Ivan and JoAnne Whitmore

Ivan and JoAnne Whitmore, 514 14th Ave., Silvis, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 21. They will be honored at a family dinner to celebrate the event.

The former JoAnne Verhaeghe and Mr. Whitmore, both of Moline, were married Jan. 21, 1949, in the parsonage of the Silvis Methodist Church.

They have a daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and Tom Thompson, Silvis, and two grandchildren.

Mr. Whitmore was employed for 37 years by Moline Accessories Corp., where he was a wireman, retiring in 1991. Mrs. Whitmore retired in 1986 after almost 18 years as secretary at Homewood Evangelical Free Church, Moline, where the couple hold membership.

[H89] Taken from the Moline Dispatch, Sun 21-Apr-2002:

Erling `Al' and Roberta Hansen Anniversary

Erling ``Al'' and Roberta Hansen will be honored May 3-5 at a family party in White Pines, Dixon, in observance of their 35th wedding anniversary.

The former Roberta Verhaeghe, Silvis, and Mr. Hansen, Milan, were married May 13, 1967, in Homewood Evangelical Free Church, Moline.

Their children and spouses are Alan and Andrea Hansen, Moline; Joel and Diane Hansen, Moline; and Cory and Andrea Hansen, East Moline. There are seven grandchildren.

Mr. Hansen was employed for 38 years by Montgomery Elevator as a sales engineer. He retired in 1993.

Mrs. Hansen was employed as a registered nurse by Illini Hospital, East Moline Care, and Rosewood Care Center, retiring in 1993. She is presently the nurse manager for Cerebral Palsey Mississippi Valley, Moline.

[H90] Last living in Geneseo, IL.

[H91] Leonardus Amand Vermeulen was a Cafe owner, Kleine Boer, InDeKruisstraat (Nard'N Van De Kruisstraat).

[H92] Last living in Geneseo, IL.

Moline Dispatch Newspaper, Moline, IL, Social News - Engagements, dated May 30, 2000:
Gernant-Goethals
William and Rebecca Gernant, Geneseo, announce the engagement of their daughter, Briana Jo Gernant, to Michael Kevin Goethals, son of Beverly Goethals, Geneseo, and the late Michael Goethals.
The couple will be married Oct. 6 in St. Malachy Catholic Church. A reception will be held at The Mark of the Quad Cities, Moline.
Both the bride-elect and prospective bridegroom graduated from J.D. Darnall High School, Geneseo. She attended Black Hawk College and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville. She is employed by Integrated Agri Inc., Geneseo. He is a graduate of St. Ambrose University and is employed by Ford and Sons, Geneseo.

Moline Dispatch Newspaper, Moline, IL, Social News, dated 27 Novembder 2000:
Gernant-Goethals
Briana Jo Gernant and Michael Kevin Goethals, both of Geneseo, exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 6 in St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Geneseo. Deacon Harley Chaffee officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.
Parents of the bride are William and Rebecca Gernant, 116 Abbey Drive, Geneseo. The bridegroom is the son of Beverly Goethals, 422 North State St., Geneseo, and the late Michael Goethals.
Honor attendants were Machala Ullrick and Kevin Goethals.
Other attendants were Erika Myhre, Katie Bos Lewis, Heather Carton, Kathleen and Mary Goethals, Bill Healy, Dan Wojcik, Mark and Andy Goethals, Steve Sottos, Ryan Reade, Chris Sellman, Brandon Croegaert and Rocky Spanton.
There was a reception at the Mark of the Quad Cities, Moline. The couple plan a honeymoon trip for a later date. They reside in Geneseo.
Both the bride and bridegroom graduated from J.D. Darnall High School, Geneseo. She also graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, and is employed by API, Geneseo. He graduated from St. Ambrose University and is employed by Henry and Rock Island County School Systems.

[H93] Social Security Death Index Record about Leona M. Declerck:
Name: Leona M. Declerck
SSN: 325-54-4602
Last Residence: 61282 Silvis, Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 12 Dec 1909
Died: 29 Jun 1991
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois

Leona was the fourth child and third daughter born to Alois and Leontina Staut. She was born in Vrasene Waas, Belgium, and at the age of 10, she and her family immigrated to America, settling
in Rock Island, Illinois. Her family were members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Rock Island, and Leona received her early education at the parish school. In fifth grade, Leona’s education was cut short when her mother became incapacitated with rheumatoid arthritis. At that time, Leona left school to become her mother’s caretaker, and she also assumed the household responsibilities of cooking and cleaning. Leona was considered an excellent housekeeper. She enjoyed
trying new decorating ideas, and her home was always attractive and inviting. She enjoyed preparing simple, hearty meals for her family. A bowl of her vegetable soup was a meal in itself, and her mustard potato salad and fresh baked loaves of white and raisin bread were family favorites . No family gathering was complete without them! Whether you were an invited guest in her home or you dropped by unexpectedly, Leona was a warmhearted and generous hostess. She would always brew a fresh pot of coffee and offer you something to eat. At Christmas, Leona enjoyed gifting family and friends with a hard candy she made using an old family recipe. The candy she made back then tasted very much like the Wether’s hard candy sold in stores today.
Leona had a friendly, outgoing personality and a good sense of humor. She made friends easily, and those friendships lasted a lifetime. Leona’s whole life was dedicated towards taking care of those she loved.

Mary was the fourth daughter and youngest of five children born to Alois and Leontine Staut. She was only three years old when her family immigrated to America.
At the age of 19, Mary was wed to Lloyd Moseley on March 12, 1936. They had four sons; James, Joel, Daniel, and Steven. When
Mary’s boys got older, she began work as a saleslady. She was first employed by Carson Pirie Scott for about 13 years. Later she worked for Farrell and Farrell and the LaRose Shoppe for five years. Mary was an attractive, fashionable woman, so it was only natural that in addition to working as a saleslady for the LaRose Shoppe, she also
modeled the store’s fashions in TV commercials and in the local newspaper advertisements.
Mary was a fun-loving, social person. She loved to dance! In the early years of her marriage, she and Lloyd would host the Staut family Christmas Day dinner celebration in their home. She and her sons would setup a large, beautiful nativity display for all the family to enjoy.
Mary’s life wasn’t an easy one, and one of her greatest hard- ships to endure was the loss of her youngest son, Steven, who was killed in Viet Nam on Dec. 12, 1967. In 1980 Mary was diagnosed with cancer, which first appeared in her bones and resulted in the amputation of one leg. Later, the cancer spread to her lungs. She bravely fought her cancer for seven long years, succumbing to the disease on April 11, 1987.

Moline Daily Dispatch Newpaper, February 11, 1939

Miss Leona Staut Wed To Omer DeClerck at Davenport Cathedral

The marriage of Miss Leona Staut, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Alois Staut, 1723 Seventh street, Rock Island, to Omer DeClerck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Achille DeClerck,1428 fifteenth avenue, East Moline, took place last Saturday morning at a 7:30 o’clock nuptial mass in Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral, Davenport.The Rev. Paul Alberta, first assistant rector, performed the ceremony and celebrated the nuptial mass. Attending the couple were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd J. Moseley of Rock Island, the bride’s brother-in-law and sister. A dress and coat of suez shade were worn by the bride and her accessories were in dark blue. She had a corsage of sweetpeas and gardenias. Mrs. Moseley was attired in dark blue frock and had a corsage of roses.Following the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was served to the bridal party at Johnson’s cafeteria in Rock Island. Mrs. DeClerck received her education at St. Joseph’s Catholic school, Rock Island. The bridegroom is employed at the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline. The couple will reside at 2210 Sixth Avenue, Rock Island.

[H94] Jack was killed in a bar room fight.

[H95] Cyril fought in Europe in WW II. His stories about his war experiences will always be remembered by Darrel Hagberg, his newphew. He suffered from his war experiences. He was a chain smoker and a heavy drinker, but he was a compassionate man who felt great remorse about his activities in the war. He witnised the killing of a innocent older German Couple by a crazed American soldier. He also saw an American soldier killed by an SS German solder with a machine gun who had fained surrender. He saw many horrible events and had a very personal way of telling his stories as if they just happen yesterday. He had no children and in the end no family. The best thing that ever happened to him was that he married Helen DeClerck Milan. She took good care of him. He died of throat cancer probably caused by his chain smoking. He suffered hell on earth and most certainly has found a better place in heaven with his fallen comrades. A great individual who fought couragely for his country. He died on the same day as Helen Vermuelen's brother Donald DeClerck.

[H96] Christen 4 Jun 1916 ®4 in Sacred Heart Church, Moline, Illinois. Buried 4 Mar 1997 in St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline, Illinois.

Occupation Precision Grinder - Alcoa, Bettendorf, Iowa. Education 10th Grade. Religion Roman Catholic.

Leon and Rachel were married at Lawton, OK, where Leon, was was in the Army at that time, was stationed.

Taken from the Moline Dispatch, Sun 02-Mar-1997:

Leon Bonduelle

Services for Leon A. Bonduelle, 80, of 5317 11th Ave. C, Moline, are 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline, where he was a member. Entombment is in St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline, where military honors will be conducted.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline, with a rosary recited at 7:30.

Mr. Bonduelle died Friday, Feb. 28, 1997, at St. Anthony's Continuing Care Center, Rock Island.

He was born May 24, 1916, in Moline, the son of Omer and Elvira DeRammelaere Bonduelle. He married Rachel M. Verhaeghe Aug. 18, 1942, in Lawton, Okla. She died Jan. 21, 1993.

He worked at the former Minneapolis-Moline for 20 years before going to work as a machinist at Alcoa, retiring in 1976 after 20 years.

He was a World War II Army veteran and was a member of the East Moline American Legion Post 227.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Thompson, Camden, Ark.; a son, James Bonduelle, East Moline; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joe Bonduelle, Moline.

[H97] Occupation Legal Secretary. Education AA Deg - Southern Arkansas University Tech, Camden, AR. Religion Roman Catholic.

[H98] Last living in Silvis, IL.

[N930] Maria died young. Her children were raised by her parents.

[H99] Al worked at Montgomery Elevator, starting in the shop and working up to senior sales technician. He worked for 39 years, retiring in 1938. Al enlisted in the Army.

Taken from the Moline Dispatch, Thu 14-Nov-2002 :

Erling `Al' Hansen

Erling ``Al'' Hansen, 75, our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, having made the decision to accept Jesus Christ, at age 37 as his personal Savior, went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Homewood Evangelical Free Church, Moline. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at Esterdahl Mortuary, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. A memorial fund has been established in Al's name.

Al spent his last days at home with his family in East Moline after being victorious over prostate cancer for 16 years.

Al was born to Fred W. and Martha Elvestadt Hansen in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 25, 1927. He married Roberta Verhaeghe May 13, 1967, at Homewood Evangelical Free Church.

Al worked at Montgomery Elevator, starting in the shop and working up to senior sales technician. He worked for 38 years, retiring in 1993. He loved his co-workers and strived to satisfy the customers he served.

Al served his country by enlisting in the Army. He was a member of Homewood Evangelical Free Church, where he worked in various youth groups and served on church boards.

Al and his wife enjoyed their Maltese dogs. He loved his three sons and was always there for them to fix broken toys, broken bodies or broken dreams. His grandchildren were the ``apple of his eye.''

Survivors are wife; sons and daughter-in-laws, Alan and Andrea Hansen and Joel and Diane Hansen, all of Moline, and Cory and Andrea Hansen, East Moline; grandchildren, Morgan, Calvin, Kelly, Reid, Noah, Nathanel, and Glory Hansen; and brothers, Robert Hansen, Orlando, Fla., and Raymond Hansen, Eugene, Ore. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Frank.

[H100] Roberta was employed by Oscar Mayer Co., Davenport, IA. An accident in 1996 left her disabled. She died in a fire at her home at the age of 51.

From the Moline Dispatch, dated February 18, 2003:

"Roberta M. Whitbeck, 51, of Davenport, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, after a fire in her home.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at McGinnis, Chambers & Sass Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Interment will be private. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.

She was born Sept. 28, 1951, in Davenport, daughter of Robert and Beverly Blake Colson. She married Jack Whitbeck Dec. 10, 1977, in Davenport. He preceded her in death in 1982.

Roberta was employed at Oscar Mayer Co., Davenport, until an accident in 1996 left her disabled.

She enjoyed doing crafts and was a caring and devoted mother to her children. She also had a special place in her heart for her dog, Friskie.

Those left to honor her memory include her daughter, Jackie Whitbeck, Davenport; son, Earl Whitbeck, East Moline; sisters, Janice Gatley, New Port Richey, Fla., and Sharon LeBarge, Dawn Flockhart and Chris Colson, all of LeClaire, Iowa; and nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Chuck Colson and Danny Colson, and her parents, Beverly and Robert Colson. "

[H101] Last living in Davenport, IA.

[H102] Last living in East Moline, IL.

[H103] Last living in Geneseo, IL.

[H104] Alidoor Hector Vermeulen occupation was: Herbergier, Geen Kinderen

[H105] Occupation Counselor. Education MA Eastern Illinois University. Religion Lutheran.

[N922] DeBlaey-Kelley Engagement Announcement, Moline Dispatch, April 6, 2008
Announcement is made of the engagement of Tracy DeBlaey and Ryan Kelley, both of St. Louis, Mo. She is the daughter of Robert and Patricia DeBlaey, Rapids City. He is the son of Judge H. Lloyd Kelley III and Mary Jane Kelley, St. Louis.
The couple will be married Saturday, May 10, in Mexico. The reception will be held Saturday, June 21, at the Figge Art Museum, Davenport.
Tracy graduated from Illinois State University, Bloomington. She is employed as an account representative in St. Louis.
Ryan is employed in financial sales in St. Louis.

[H106] Marriage licenses reported Sept. 10, 2000

[H107] Last living in Geneseo, IL.

Moline Dispatch Newspaper, Moline, IL, Social News - Weddings, dated 2 December 2001:
Goethals-DeSmyter
Michelle Renee Goethals and Matthew Thomas DeSmyter, both of East Moline, exchanged vows July 14 in St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Michael Pakula and Deacon Thomas Wachtel officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Beverly Goethals, 422 N. State St., Geneseo, and the late Michael Goethals. The bridegroom is the son of Tom and Elaine DeSmyter, 3575 3rd St. A, East Moline.
Honor attendants were Angela Lampkin and Fred Pena.
Other attendants were Mary, Kathleen, Olivia, Michael, Kevin and Mark Goethals, Karla Hawotte, Erin Verona, Cindy, Brittany, Paul and Nick Gonzales, Lori DeSmyter, Matt Senatra, Andy Murphy, Brad Schneider and Jeremy Jungwirth.
A reception was held at Milan Community Center. The honeymoon destination was Moon Palace Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico. The couple resides in East Moline.
The bride graduated from J.D. Darnall High School, Geneseo, and attended Black Hawk College. She is employed by MCI Worldcom Conferencing, Davenport.
The bridegroom is a graduate of Alleman High School, Black Hawk College and Western Illinois University, Macomb. He is employed as a group therapist at Arrowhead Ranch, Coal Valley.

[H108] Mary Spinelli was a dress designer.

[N931] Maria and Constant arrived in US on 27 December 1909 on the ship Vaderland (Red Star Line) to meet her cousin Arthur Van Lerberghe in East Moline, Illinois, Arthur was a carpenter of 21 years, He immigrated to US in 1907 with a friend. He may have founded a funeral home in Illinois or Michigan.

Maria and 4 of the youngest children mobed to Oregon in the mid 1930's ny 1937. Constant brought a farm there in 1938

[H109] Henri Cappelle was a cultivator (cultivateur) in Ste Marguerite De L'Autel.

[H110] Gerald Andre Joseph Cappelle was a farmer (landbouwer) in Breteuil, France.

[H111] Justijn Leopold Cappelle was a cultivator (cultivateur) in Breteuil.

[H112] Leon Valeer Cappelle was a transporter (transporteur).

[H113] Valeer Joseph Cappelle occupation: Manoeuvre. He was disabled.

[H114] Michel Pierre Cappelle occupation: Commerce De Combustibles

[H115] Maurice Cappelle ran a Hotel in Rouen, France (Hotellier).

[H116] Albert Gerard Cappelle occupation: Transporteur, commercant

[H117] Arsene VanHove was a Priest Of The Holy Heart, Roman Catholic Church.

[H118] Marcel Deturck occupation: Cafe Koolhandelaar, Voerman.

[H119] Camiel Deltomme was a farmer (Landbouwer).

[H120] Jean Deltomme occupation: Alimentation Ambulante

[H121] Georges Deltomme occupation: Receveur Des Postes

[H122] Rene Deltomme occupation: Courtier En Lin

[H123] Gustave Carolus Detomme occupation: Vlasbewerker

[H124] Lucien Lambert Cornelius DeConynck occupation was trader in all kinds of goods.

[H125] Daniel Marcel DeConynck was employed by the Belgium Telephone Company, Bediende RTT.

Martin Cappelle provided the following information on January 26, 2005:

"I think he started his job in the Congo in the mid 50's. He came back to Belgium in the aerly 60's. He told me that his name with the local congolees was botuna yahuma, his alias in the email address."

[H126] Lea DePouvre was a housekeeper.

[H127] Occupation Teacher. Education BA.

[H128] Christen ®6 in Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis. Illinois. Occupation Owner/Operator Publishing Group. Education Senior Status, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Ar.®11. Religion Roman Catholic.

[H129] Michel Jean DeConynck was a farmer and trader of animal food.

[H130] Maria helped on the farm and worked in the trading business.

[H131] Joel Camiel DeConynck was employed by the Belgium Telephone Company, Bediende RTT

[H132] Marie Claeys was a Seamstress.

[H133] Alida Maria VandeCandelaere occupation: Landbouwster, Te Passendale

[H134] Jeanne Maria Cornelia Vermeulen occupation: Cultivatrice

[H135] Andre Joseph Cornelius Vermeulen occupation: Geen Kinderen, Handelaar, Voeders Dossche

[H136] Gertrude Marguerite Agnus Vermeulen was a farmer (Landbouwster) in Ellingnies St. Anne.

[H137] Maurice Jozef Cardoen was a farmer (landbouwer) in Ellignies St. Anne

[H138] Antoinette Godelieve Madeleine Vermeulen occupation: Cultivatrice, O Wannwbecq.

[H139] Maria Louise Germaine Irene Vermeulen: Cultivatrice.

[H140] Jozef Gilbert Rene Vermeulen occupation: Farmer (Landbouwer, Te Passendale).

Jozef died in the middle of the night in his tent on a camping trip in Ychoux, France, on his way home from Spain.

He was a Farmer (landbouwer).

[H141] Simonne Yvonne Cecile Vermeulen occupation: Cultivatrice

[H142] Education Senior Status. University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

[H143] Ermeric (age 45) left Antwerp on the ship "Zeeland" and arrived in New York on April 15, 1913, with daughters Angela Kerschieter (age 21) and Helena Robaeys (age 18) and son-in-law, Alois Kerschiter (age 27). His destination was to meet Achille DeClerck (and daughter Palmyra Robaeys DeClerck) at PO Box 299, East Moline, IL.. He left his wife and 5 youngest children behind because he could not afford to bring them on this trip. His plan was to work a few years in America and earn the money to bring them over later. Unfortunately, he died on the return trip to France to bring his family back to America.

In 1983, Betty and I traveled to France to visit the relatives. One purpose of the trip was to determine exactly what had happened to Emeric.

In France, we discussed the death of Emericus Robaeys. Our family members in France were told that Emeric died at sea on his journey to LaHarve, France, where he was to meet his wife and five of his youngest children. This is the story that we had also heard from our grandmother, Palmyra Robaeys DeClerck.

I asked Georette Gallopin who I could contact in LaHarve, France, to determine the name of the ship and to obtain a copy of the death certificate for Emeric. Georette was the town mayor of Tille, France, and said that she had connections and would be happy to go to LaHarve and get the information on Emeric if there was any. A few years later, she went to LaHarve and found information on Emeric.

Emeric arrived in LaHarve safely, and registered at a small guest house (hotel). The Police Report (Death Certificate) stated that he was found dead at the hotel. His clothing and an empty wallet were found. The date of death was in 5 March 1915.

Maria Salomez Robaeys was to meet her husband, Emeric, but when he did not show up, she contacted the police. The police said that her husband was dead and presented her with his clothes and the empty wallet. One of her daughters said that Maria collapsed (fainted) upon hearing of the bad news.

Geogette Gallopin told Serge Aubet that Ermeric was buried in La Havre, France, in Marie Cementery, Path Number 9, Tomb Number 13.

Maria Robaeys was well taken care of by an older Frenchman. They lived in Cahors, France for a while.

There was some suspicion that Emeric was robbed and murdered by a man from East Moline that travelled with him to France by the name of DeCap. This man was reported to have been seen with Emeric gold watch upon his return.Later it has reported to Laura DeClerck Waem by Octavius VandeWille (owner of VandeWille's Tavern in East Moline) that he knew who did the murder and it was DeCap. DeCap ran DeCap Tavern and Grocery store on or near 13th Street, East Moline, IL.

In a trip to France in 1987(?), I visited Great Aunt Augusta Robaeys. She presented me with Emeric's wallet that she had kept for many years.

Geogette obtained the following Death Certicate for Emeric:

Translation of Emeric Robaeys Death Certificate
by Serge Aubet
Beauvais, France
4 May 2004

Right Side of Document
________________________________________________________________________

March 4, 1915
One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifteen, at three AM
Emericus Robaeys born in Langemark
West Flanders Province
Belgium (age fifty years old - crossed out*)
Shoemaker (married without others - crossed out*)
(informations - crossed out*) Passing in
this town, has died
on Gustave Flaubert's street at the number fifty five second
Written March fifth 1915
At eleven AM according to the declaration of: Henri
Toutain thirty two years old and of
Charles Surville sixty years old,
Employess, residing in Le Havre
Who, after reading, have signed with us, Charles Coulon
Municipal Adviser, deligate, State Civil Officer

Left Side of Document
__________________________________________________________________________

809

ROBAEYS
SALOMEZ husband
50 years and 8 months
ALPHONSIUS
Born on July twenty four
On thousand, eight hundred
And sixty four
Son of Joannes Baptiste
Robaeys and of Juliena VANDAMME
Both died, husband of Maria
LUDOVICA SALOMEZ, without profession
Actually residing in DAVIGNAC
*Sending back approved and with
eight scratches and invalidated
words.
Ch Coulon

Unanswered Questions:

Why did everyone say that Emeric died at sea or in LaHarve? Did the police not tell her the full story?

Who was the old Frenchman?

What ship did Emeric travel on his return to Europe?

Robaeys Family Timeline

1889 June 26 Emeric Robaeys marries Maria Salomez in Zonnebeke, Belgium
1890 June 27 Florina Josephina Robaeys born in Passchendaele, Belgium
1891 September 02 Florina Josephina Robaeys dies in Passchendaele, Belgium
1992 February 09 Angela Gabriel Robaeys born in Passchendaele, Belgium
1893 May 11 Palmyra Florentina Robaeys born in Passchendaele, Belgium
1895 August 16 Helena Maria Robaeys born in Passchendaele, Belgium
1896 October 10 Estella Marie Robaeys born in Langemark, Belgium
1898 February 01 Oscar Hiereny Robaeys born in Langemark, Belgium
1898 March 12 Oscar Hiereny Robaeys dies in Klerken, Belgium
1901 October 24 Jerome Marice Robaeys born in Klerken, Belgium
1902 June 26 Jerome Marice Robaeys dies in Klerken, Belgium
1902 December 29 Eugene Joseph Robaeys born in Klerken, Belgium
1905 February 05 Marcel Joseph Robaeys born in Klerken, Belgium
1908 February 19 Maria Juliana Robaeys born in Klerken, Belgium
1909 December 12 Laura Irma Robaeys born in Klerken, Belgium
1910 November 26 Augusta Marie Robaeys born in Klerken, Belgium
1911 March 15 Palmyra Robaeys marries Achille DeClerck in Klerken, Belgium
1911 August 7 Palmyra & Achille DeClerck arrive in New York
1912 April 12 Omer DeClerck born in East Moline, IL
1912 September 11 Bertha Robaeys born in Klerken, Belgium
1913 April 15 Emeric Robaeys arrives in New York
1914 April 02 Laura DeClerck born in East Moline, IL
1914 August 3 Germany declares war on France
1914 August 4 Germany invades Belgium and World War I begins in the West
1914 August 21 Brussels captured by Germans in World War I
1914 October 15 Germans capture Passchendaele but stopped at Ypres
1915 March Emeric Robaeys dead in LaHarve
1915 May 12 Helen DeClerck born in East Moline, IL

[H144] Angela work at the John Deere Malleable Works in East Moline, IL, from 1921-1926.

[N963] Eugene came to America in 1920's. He married Evonna Vroman about 1924 and were divorced about 1928. He was a musician and played the accordian in the 1920's. He taught Yank Yankovich how to play the accordian. He developed a heavy drinking problem the late 1920's and early 1930's. He worked in a Cathelic Monestary in Wisconsin where he became sober in the 1930's and 1940's. In the 1950's, he worked for Raymond Hagberg in his restaurant.. He returned to drinking in the 1960's. He lived with Palmyra from the1960's to about 1970. He returned to the Monestary in Wisconsin in the 1970's but return to a East Moline rest home on 12th Avenue to die.

[N964] He was a muscian. He played the accordian. He chewed tobaco and later died of cancer of the lip, He never married.

[H145] Alois worked at the John Deere Harvester, East Moline, IL, from 1912- 1941. He had a stroke in 1943 and has metally paralized until his death in 1952.

[H146] Laura work at the John Deere Malleable Works in East Moline, IL, from 1928-1934.

[H147] Laura work at the John Deere Malleable Works in East Moline, IL, from 1933-1938.

[H148] Gabriel worked at the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, IL from 1936 - 1994. He served in the Navy in World War II fron 1942 to 1945.

[H149] Moline Dispatch Newspaper, Moline, IL, Social News, January 24, 2004:

Camiel Goethals Birthday

Camiel A. Goethals, 1914 37th St., Moline, was honored Jan. 17 at a surprise dinner in celebration of his 80th birthday. Mr. Goethals was born Jan. 24, 1924, in East Moline. He married Evelyn DeBoever of East Moline on May 4, 1946, in East Moline.Their children and spouses are James and Susan Goethals of Raleigh, N.C.; Susan DeVolder of Moline; and Beverly Goethals, Geneseo, and the late Michael Goethals. There are 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Goethals owned and operated the First and Last Chance Tavern and Camiel's Hilltop in Moline, retiring in 1989. He belongs to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Moline. Camiel made lots of friends while walking on Butterworth Parkway with his dog, Duchess. He continues to provide daily morning entertainment to all his friends at Panera Bread, Moline.

Moline Dispatch Newspaper, Moline, Illinois, 24 July 2010, Obituary:

Funeral services for Camiel Goethals, 86, of Moline, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 412 10th St., Moline. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where the East Moline American Legion Post 227 will conduct military honors. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, where a rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m.

Mr. Goethals died Friday, July 23, 2010 at Illini Restorative Care Center, Silvis. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Moline.

Camiel was born Jan. 24, 1924, in East Moline, the son of Rene and Helen Robaeys Goethals. He graduated from East Moline High School. He married Evelyn DeBoever on May 4, 1946, in East Moline.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He had been an engineer - bombardier on a B-25 where he had flown on 70 successful missions. His tour of duty took him to Italy, Austria and France.

Camiel had owned and operated First and Last Chance Tavern, Moline, for 20 years and Camiel's Hill Top Tavern, Moline, for 17 years, He had been past president of the Moline Tavern Association. He had been a life member of the AMVETS and a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus. He also retired as a pattern maker from John Deere Harvester.

Camiel is remembered for his accordion playing, his band, Christmas Eve Parties and walking the river with his dog, Duchess. His primary hangouts were Panera in Moline and the Windmill Restaurant, East Moline.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Evelyn; children, James (Susan) Goethals, Raleigh N.C. and Susan DeVolder, Moline; daughter-in-law, Beverly Goethals, Geneseo; grandchildren, Mary Megan Ambrogi, Michelle DeSmyter, Mary Schneider, Kathleen Goethals, Jeffrey Goethals, Andrew Goethals, Michael Goethals, Tom DeVolder, Kevin Goethals and Mark Goethals; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Michael; sister, Laura Hanson; and brother, Raymond Goethals.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.

[N938]
Mary Ann was born in Rock Island, Illinois, on January 19, 1940. She attended St. Mary’s School in East Moline and Alleman High School in Rock Island, Illinois. After graduating in 1957, she was employed by Illinois Bell Telephone Company in Rock Island and then, by the Social Security Administration in Rock Island.

As a young woman, she enjoyed reading and dancing. It was while attending a CYO dance in Rock Island, that she met her husband-to-be, Russell F. Grady. They were married on October 15, 1960, at St. Mary’s Church in East Moline, Illinois. They resided in Rock Island, and Mary Ann continued working until the birth of her first child, Michael Edward Grady, on August 21, 1962, at Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa, where Russ’s mother was Director of Nursing.

In 1963, Russ’s employer, J.I. Case, transferred them to Racine, Wisconsin, where their second son, Patrick John Grady, was born on January 15, 1968.

Job changes and transfers took them to Port Washington and Cedarburg, Wisconsin; Aiken, South Carolina; and eventually back to Racine, Wisconsin, where they have resided for more than 30 years as of this writing.

Mary Ann & Russ enjoy reading, music, and traveling. Three trips to Europe have allowed them to visit Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Ireland.

Their younger son, Patrick, married Ann Hallisy on July 2, 1994. Their older son, Michael, married Cynthia Reed Treffert on August 11, 2000. Mike & Cynthia have two children, Emily Treffert (married to Greg Madden on October 13, 2007) and Ross Treffert.

[N926] Danny and Shelly were married at Assumption Catholic Chuch, Chicago, IL.

[H150] Annie worked at Service Rubber in Rock Island, IL from 1936-1944.

[H151] Keith died of heart fallure on the St. Mary's School basketball court in East Moline, IL, at the age of 12 years

[H152] Henry worked at the John Deere Malleable Works in East Moline, IL, from 1928-1934. He later took up farming.

[H153] Petrus Joseph Vanderhaeghe was a carpenter (timmerman).

[H154]

Posted online: November 19, 2005 7:40 PM
Print publication date: 11/20/2005

Obituaries for Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005

Helen Kerschieter

Services for Helen Kerschieter, 85, Moline, are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.

Burial will be in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Illini Hospital or the Association for Retarded Citizens.

Mrs. Kerschieter died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.

Helen Naert was born Feb. 15, 1920, in Silvis, the daughter of Eugene and Mary Ann Neels Naert. Helen was the valedictorian of St. Mary's High School class of 1938. She married Gabriel "Omer" Kerschieter Sept. 21, 1940, in East Moline.

Helen had been an election judge and volunteered for more than 30 years at Illini Hospital. She enjoyed her friends and many years at the YMCA.

Survivors include her children (and spouses), Karolyn Boltie, Rock Island, Margaret Prechel, Oak Park, Ill., Ann (Chris) Kerschieter-Miller, Rock Island, Joseph (Pat) Kerschieter, Knoxville, Tenn., and John Kerschieter, Moline; grandchildren, Karl Omer Boltie, Sarah K. Boltie, Erik Paul Boltie, Jeffrey Alan Prechel, Kathryn Therese Prechel, and Amelia Helen Prechel; and great-grandchildren, A.J., Loren, Michael and Emma; and a brother, Dan Naert, East Moline. She was preceded in death by her husband and grandson, Mark Boltie.

[H155] Taken from Quad-Cities Online (The Dispatch Newspaper)

Posted online: April 5, 2005 9:35 PM
Print publication date: 04/06/2005

Obituaries for Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Rosalie Goethals

Rosalie Goethals, 82, of Galesburg, died March 31, 2005, in Galesburg.

Private services were conducted by the Rev. Jerry Pilon at St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline. Arrangments were by Hurd-Hendricks, Knoxville.

Rosalie VanDeWalle was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Victor, Iowa. She married Raymond Goethals in 1940. He preceded her in death Sept. 11, 1981.

She worked at the former East Moline State Hospital. She and her husband owned and operated Ray and Rosie's Tap in Port Byron, for many years.

She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg.

Survivors (and spouses) are her daughters, Therese (Robert) Seitz, Moline, Jean (Ron) Nicholson, St. Charles, Mo.; sons, Larry (Maryanne) Goethals and Dave Goethals, both of Galesburg; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Camiel (Evelyn) Goethals, Moline.

[N924] Moline Dispatch Newspaper, Moline, IL, Social News, dated March 18, 2006:
Evelyn Goethals birthday
Evelyn Goethals, 1914 37th St., Moline, will celebrate her 80th birthday with a family dinner at a later date. Evelyn DeBoever was born March 21, 1926, in East Moline. She married Camiel Goethals, East Moline, May 4, 1946, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Moline. Her children and spouses are James and Susan Goethals, Raleigh, N.C.; Susan DeVolder, Moline; and Beverly and the late Michael Goethals, Geneseo. She has 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Moline.

[H156] Last living in Raleigh, NC.

[H157] Last living in Moline, IL.

[H158] Mike graduated from Alleman High School, Rock Island, IL, in 1969. He was a sales representative for Lomar Foods, a division of Hy-Vee Food Stores, Des Moines, IA.

Obituary for Michael Goethals, Moline Dispatch, Moline, IL, 10 October 1998:

Michael Goethals
Michael J. Goethals, 47, of Geneseo, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Geneseo. Burial is in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo, The Rev. Michael Pakula will officiate. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a parish rosary at 7:30 p.m., at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Homes, Myers Chapel, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to Michael Goethals Memorial Fund in care of Norwest Bank.
Michael Joseph Goethals was born Sept. 19, 1951, in Rock Island, the son of Camiel and Evelyn DeBoever Goethals. He graduated from Alleman High School, Rock Island, in 1969. He married Beverly Albright on Sept. 15, 1973, in Rootstown, Ohio. Mr. Goethals had been a sales representative for Lomar Foods, a division of Hy-Vee Food Stores, Des Moines, Iowa.
Memberships include St. Malachy's Catholic Church and the Cursillo, the Parents Club, and the Basketball Boosters. He coached Little League baseball, basketball and soccer. He enjoyed gardening, golfing and, most of all, watching his kids play sports. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly; daughters, Michelle, Geneseo, Mary, Silvis, and Kathleen, Geneseo; sons, Michael, Kevin and Mark, all of Geneseo; grandchildren, Olivia and Michael Goethals, Silvis; his parents, Camiel and Evelyn Goethals, Moline; a sister, Sue DeVolder, Moline; and a brother and sister-in-law, James and Susan Goethals, Raleigh, N.C.

[N928] Eve-Marie last known address was: 1 Rue du Beau Bois, 60120 Bonneuil les Eaux, France.

[H159] Last living in Silvis, IL.

[H160] Alice Van Thourout was a seamstress.

[H161] Education: Cosmotology, Real Estate

[H162] Jean Pierre Daniel Claude Cappelle occupation: Agriculteur, A Breteuil-Sur-Iton.

[H163] Suzanne Marcella Bruyere was a cultivator (cultivatrice) in Breteuil.

[H164] Jean Henri Eugene Cappelle occupation: Cultivateur, A Ste Marguerite De L'Autel.

[H165] Michel Paul Cappelle occupation: Grainetier, A Nonancourt.

[H166] Paulette Jeannine Cappelle occupation: Charcutiere, A Breteuil.

[H167] Pierre Desire Cappelle occupation: Representant, de Commerce, O Rouen.

[H168] Christian Cappelle occupation: Agent De Maitrise.

[H169] Daniel Louis Leon Cappelle occupation: Representant

[H170] Genevieve Marie Juliette Carel was a hospitalier agent.

[H171] Michel Leon Georges Cappelle occupation: "Ouvrier"

[H172] Danielle Mauricette Suzette Potel occupation: Employee De Bureau

[H173] Jean Pierre Padeloup occupation: "Ouvrier D'esine"

[H174] Alain Roger Albert Braun occupation: Electrician in Rouen, France.

[H175] Andree Lucie Pichois occupation: Ouvriere

[H176] Genevieve Raymonde Antoinette Bonneville occupation: Couturiere

[H177] Bernard Henri Francois Cappelle occupation: Commerce De Combustibles

[H178] Marcel William Esprit occupation: Agriculteur

[H179] Gerard Jean Marcel Esprit occupation: Ingunieur, Des Eaux Et Forets

[H180] Agnes Rose Marie Louise Blontrock occupation: Commercante

[H181] Gabrielle Helene Yvonne Cappelle occupation: Maraichere

[H182] Michel Rosseel occupation: Trambediende

[H183] Wilfried Rosseel occupation: Professer, Ongehuwd

[H184] Jacqueline Belamy occupation: Menagere

[H185] Pierre Deltomme occupation: Ongehuwd, Filosoof

[H186] Marilyne Deltomme occupation: Assistante Sociale

[H187] Marie Pimont occupation: Naaister, Winkelierster

[H188] Jean Marie Deltomme occupation: Professeur. He had 4 children

[H189] Marie Joseph Deltomme had 2 children.

[H190] Annie Deltomme occupation: Employee dams un bureau interimaire. She had 2 children.

[H191] Marie Therese Deltomme occupation: Pharmacienne, Magasin Tabac. She had 1 daughter.

[H192] Catherine Deltomme occupation: Assistante Sociale

[H193] Firmin Julien Corneel Pecceu occupation: Cultivateur, a Gosselies.

[H194] Henri Joseph Marcel Pecceu occupation: Fonctionnaire, Contributions

[H195] Joseph Andre Michel Pecceu occupation: Chauffeur

[H196] Marc Bernard Elie Pecceu occupation: Chauffeur

[H197] Michel Willy David Pecceu occupation: Employee, R.T.T.

[H198] Jacques Pecceu occupation: Ouvier

[H199] Bernard Philippe Andre Pecceu occupation: Cultivateur, A Gosselie.

[H200] Oscar Camille Roger Depuydt occupation: Agriculteur, A Wannebecq.

[H201] Jacques Victor Gaston Depuydt occupation: Boucherie a Peruwelz

[H202] Jacqueline Godelieve Depuydt occupation: Informaticienne

[H203] Bernard Andre Depuydt occupation: Ingenieur, chez Baxter A Lessines

[H204] Bernadette Denise Andree Depuydt occupation: Comptable

[H205] Rita Maria Depuydt occupation: Infirmiere

[H206] Patrick Roger Depuydt occupation: Boucher

[H207] Omer Jules Joseph Delannoy occupation: Agriculteur, O Ligne, Puis A Potte.

[H208] Monique Marie Alida Germain Delannoy occupation: Cultivatrice

[H209] Godelieve Leontine Nathalie Joye: Farmer (Landbouwster)

[H210] Ann Nathalie Vermeulen occupation: Bediende, gegradueerde informatica

[H211] Fipip Vermeulen occupation is: ingenieur scheikunde

[H212] Andries Karel Hendrik Denturck occupation: Agriculteur, a Steenkerke.

[H213] Anna Marie Alida Clara Denturck occupation: Huishoutster.

[H214] Ignace Gaston Maurice Marcel Denturck occupation: Operateur Sur Machine D'Imprimerie.

[H215] Myriam Mauricette Cornelia Kestelyn occupation: Agricultirce

[H216] Lucienne Odette Louise Breton occupation: Agricultrice

[H217] Nicole Suzanne Lucie Cappelle: Secretaire, O Lisieux

[H218] Claudette Forfait occupation: Commercante, O Nonancourt.

[H219] Mireille Suzanne Helene Harel occupation: Commercante, O Pont De L'Arche

[H220] Nicole Marcelle Toubouli occupation: Employee De Bureau

[H221] Marie Christine Irma Pecceu occupation: Fonctionnaire, T.V.A.

[H222] Luc Recour occupation: Operateur

[H223] Mireille Gilberte Valerie DeSmyter occupation: Boucherie a Peruwelz

[H224] Luc Arille Eugene Bourgeois occupation: Beenhouwer, Slachter

[H225] Ludovic Denis Roger De Cubber occupation: Bediende

[H226] Martine Jeanne Marie Priem occupation: Laborantine, O Erasme

[H227] Jean Luc Rene Barrez occupation: Directeurn De Banque, O Peruqelz

[H228] Patricia Dognon occupation: Femme de menage

[H229] Charles Edgard Brunin occupation: Agriculteur O Peronnes

[H230] Jan Vanderhaeghe had 8 children.

[H231] Rene immigrated to America in 1925-6.

Rene and Rachel and Son-in-law, Donald DeClerck, returned to Belguim in 1972. Rene and Rachel visited family in Ruislede while Donald visited with Roger and Linda Depuydt and other relatives near Beauvais France.

[H232] Leontina immigrated to America in 1923.

[H233] Julius was living during World War II.

[H234] Last living in New Port Richey, FL.

[H235] Last living in LeClaire, IA.

[H236] Last living in LeClaire, IA.

[H237] Last living in LeClaire, IA.

[H239] From Darrel Hagberg, half-brother to Charles DePaepe Junior:

"I met Joe and Romanie 3 or 4 times in his life. Joe was a no nonsense guy even at 70 years old! Never seemed to smile. "

Joe came to Rock Island from Belgium and was in the shoe making business. Then he farmed near Argo, Minnesota in the thirties. He returned to Rock Island in the forties. He had a still below his garage.

According to the St. Mary's Cemetary Records, p. 113, Joseph and Romanie are buried in plot IX.

Immigration Manifest from Ellis Island:

Joseph and Romanie of Thielt, Belgium, left Antwerp, Belgium, on the ship "Vaderland" and arrived in New York City on May 10, 1910. On the ship's manifest, Joseph is shown as age 24 years - 1 month and married and Romanie is shown as age 31 years - 3 months and married. His parent is listed as Aug. DePaepe of Hunweg Deynge, Thielt, Belgium. Joseph is shown as a farm laborer and Romanie is shown as a housewife. The final destination is shown as "E. Moline, Ill" and visiting his brother inlaw, Hector Maertens on 12th Street.

It is interesting to note that a Camille De Fauw is also shown on the same manifest as a laborer, aged 38 years - 5 months, from Moline, IL (the name Thielt is crossed out on the manifest). Perhaps he is a brother of Romanie, from the same city in Belgium, Thielt. His father is shown as Bruno De Fauw of Hunweg Deynge, Thielt, Belgium. The final destination is shown as "E. Moline, Ill" and visiting his brother inlaw, Hector Maertens on 12th Street. Could it be that his father, Bruno, is also Romanie's father? Also, that there was another DeFauw sister already in America married to Hector Maertens?

Social Security Number: 333-05-2229

At the time of the 1930 US Federal Census, Joseph and his family lived on farm schedule 96 in Barber Township, Faribault County, Minnesota. At that time, he and his son August were in Stock Farming (raising cows and pigs). It is likely that they lost this farm during the Great Depression and had to return to Rock Island, Illinois, in the 1930's.

Joseph was also a shoemaker.

Information from Anna and Merle Nutter:

Joseph and Romaine were married on January 9, 1909 in Belgium. Shortly after they were married, they came to America through Ellis Island, May 10, 1910 on the Vanderland which departed from Antwerp. They settled in Silvis, Illinois and had 3 sons - August A., Arthur J., & George H. and 2
daughters - Augusta and Aleda. Joseph was employed as a molder at John Deere Malleable Works. They moved to Wisconsin and Joseph bought a farm. They lived there for about 1 year. Then they moved to Frost, MN and rented
MN and rented a farm. This is where Myrle and Augusta met.

Augusta and Myrle were 21 when they married. They met because they were living in the same neighborhood on farms. Both ere Catholic when they were married. Myrle worked for another farmer (rate of pay $50 per mo and house). The only job Augusta had before she was married was as a hired girl for different farmers. After they were married, she was a homemaker and had no outside jobs.

They had their own farm house at Easton, MN. It was a new house, 3 rooms, living room, kitchen and bedroom. Lived there 1 year or a bit longer. They moved to Silvis, Illinois in January 1935.

Donald Joseph was born on Oct. 17, 1933 in Easton, MN They lived with Augusta’s parents for awhile after moving to Silvis, Illinois. There were 9 people living in the household, Mr. and Mrs. DePaepe and 4 children, plus Myrle, Augusta and Don. It was an 8 room house with 5 bedrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. Myrle got work at Union Malleable for about 3 months. Myrle, Augusta and Don moved to themselves in September, 1935. After working at Union Malleable, (rate of pay $16 per week, grinder work) and then got work doing construction (truck driver, rate of pay $7.54 hour). Then started working for Salen’s Beverage, Sept, 1935. Moved to Rock Island, IL. His work at Salem’s Beverage was driver salesman delivering beer and liquor, salary was $15 per week.

Delbert was born on April 9, 1941. Myrle worked for Salen’s Beverage until 1960. While working there, his rate of pay increased to $125 per week and his classification was salesman and vice president. Myrle quit there because he found that the president was crooked. He was using company funds for personal use. This effected Myrle’s income since he received a bonus each year besides his salary. He then went to work as a beer salesman for Warsaw Brewery. His salary was $100 per week plus expenses. He first had only the territory near home, but it was increased to the state of Illinois and some ofIowa. No salary increase. No expense increase. This was a lot of traveling. He had a chance to go to work for the State of Illinois on the highway so quit the salesman work (January, 1968) and became a truck driver. He was laid off this job due to a change in politics on April 1969. He then started work for the city of Moline Sewage Dept (known as water pollution control) as labor $2.75 per hour. He was promoted to Plant Operator in Aug. 1974. This is now called Water Pollution Control for the City of Moline. He had raises right along while working for the city.

Augusta, Myrle, Don and Del moved from Rock Island to a 13 acre farm in East Moline, 1946. They owned their own home in Rock Island, Il. (5 rooms - 2 bedrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. The boys slept together and Myrle and Augusta occupied the other bedroom. The house in East Moline was 4 rooms - 2 bedroom, living room and kitchen. No bath, no water in the house, no aging parents ever lived with them. The family considered themselves average working people. The family income was used for groceries, clothing, gas lights, insurance, etc.

After moving to Rock Island, IL, Myrle has a motor boat for awhile. Then he got horses. Some time was spent hunting.

Augusta was a devout Catholic. Myrle went to church once in a while. Both boys were raised in the Catholic religion.

[H240] The following was taken from the Moline Dispatch on May 18, 2002:

Ella M. Kochuyt, 96, of Moline died Monday, May 27, 2002, at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.

Services will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, and 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.

Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with an Altar and Rosary Society rosary at 3 p.m. Memorials may be made to the church.

Ella Soltau was born Feb. 18, 1906, in Traer, Iowa, the daughter of Claus and Alvena Tetzner Soltau.

She married Edward Kochuyt Feb. 14, 1929, in Moline. He preceded her in death May 30, 1973.

She was employed by the Moline School District for 13 years, retiring in 1967.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and Altar and Rosary Society, The Friends Circle Club, Center for Belgian Culture and Eagles Auxiliary, all of Moline.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Gene DeClerck, Moline; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard, on Aug. 30, 1998.

[H241]

1900 United States Federal Census about Claus Soltau
Name: Claus Soltau
Home in 1900: Grant, Tama, Iowa
Age: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1872
Birthplace: Germany
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Alvena
Race: White
Occupation: View image
Immigration Year: 1885
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Claus Soltau 28
Alvena Soltau 24
Harry Soltau 5
Ernest Soltau 3
Agnes Soltau 2
Ralph Soltau 22

Immigrated in 1895 from Germany.

[H242] Immigrated in 1889 from Germany.

[H243] Edward was a machinist at a Farm Implement Company.

[H245] Rene immigrated to America on 7 Feb 1905. He was a farmer in Buffalo Prairie Township, Rock Island, Illinois

[H247] Melanie was called Minnie.

[H248] Maurits was called Maurice.

[H249] Maria and Fransoi died due to lack of food in France where they were sent during World War I.

[H250] Fransoi was called Frans. Maria and Fransoi died due to lack of food in France where they were sent during World War I.

[H251] U.S. Public Records Index Record
about Arthur A Declerck
Name: Arthur A Declerck
Street Address: 1506 3Rd St, 4
City: East Moline
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61244
Phone Number: 309
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Arthur A Declerck

U.S. Public Records Index Record about Arthur A Declerck
Name: Arthur A Declerck
Birth Date: 1936
Street Address: 1620 36Th St
City: Rock Island
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61201
Phone Number: 309-788-8151
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Arthur A Declerck 70 1936
Mildr K Declerck 67 1939

[H252] U.S. Public Records Index Record
about Mildr K Declerck
Name: Mildr K Declerck
Birth Date: 1939
Street Address: 1620 36Th St
City: Rock Island
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61201
Phone Number: 309-788-8151
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Arthur A Declerck 70 1936
Mildr K Declerck 67 1939

[H253] U.S. Public Records Index Record about Cheryl A Declerck
Name: Cheryl A Declerck
Birth Date: 28 Jun 1964
Street Address: 1101 34Th Ave Dr
City: Moline
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61265
Phone Number: 309
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Cheryl A Declerck 41 1964

[H254] According to the St. Mary's Cemetary Records, p. 113, Joseph and Romanie are buried in plot IX.

Moline Dispatch Newspaper Obituary, February 4, 1970:

Mrs. Joseph E. DePaepe

Mrs. Joseph E. DePaepe, 92, 0f 3515 24th Ave., Rock Island, died yesterday in St. Anthony's Hospital, Rock Island.
services will be at 8:30 Friday morning in Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, and at 9 in the morning in St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline.
Friends may call after 2 tomorrow afternoon at the funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 tomorrow evening.
Romanie L. DeFauw was born in Thielt, Belgium. she was married to Mr. DePaepr Jan. 9, 1909, in Belgium. The couple came to this country shortly thereafter. He died in 1964.
Survivors are three sons, August A., with whom Mrs. DePaepe resided, ArthurJ., of Cambridge and George H. of Kyburs, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs Aleda DeBlieck of Cordova; 11 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Birth Record of Romanie DeFauw

Year 1878 the one and thirty May. Before Leo De Meulenaere, sheriff
Father, Bruno Defauw, weaver, nine and thirty years born in
Ruiselede, and living in Thielt before us have shown a child of the
female line born at twelve o'clock and a quarter last night in their
house, four section, and from his wife Philomena Verbeke, lace maker,
five and thirty year, born in Ruiselede and living in Thielt.
to which child they want give the first name of Romania, Marie.

This show and declaration done in presence of Ivo Poelvoorde, two and
sixty years, living in Ruiselede, and Fransciscus Robberecht,
eight and thirty years living in Thielt.
The comparand and the first witness after reading have not marked
by ignorance.
The Second witness have with our marked.

[H255] Arthur moved to California.

Social Security Number: 333-05-1656

Arthur was a mechanic and held one patent.

[H256] August DePaepe was know as Augie. Augie ran Augie's tap in Rock Island, IL. At one time, he had part ownership in 50 percent on the Taverns in Rock Island County. He died of alzheimers.

Mike Steward said the info on Augie is true about his bar. He said the police knew of the situation but the city never did anything about it. Said he had a lot of "friends" in town. He couldnt confirm it but he thought he heard that Augie was getting kickbacks from the Madam who was in charge of the girls who worked there. Augie was robbed a couple of times...once when opening the bar and another time at his house where they tied him up and locked him in the trunk of his car...he was saved by a neighbor. Augie then carried a hand gun in his glove box.

Social Security Number: 326-10-9613

At the time of the 1930 US Federal Census, August lived on farm with his parents and siblings. The farm was farm schedule 96, located in Barber Township, Faribault County, Minnesota. At that time, he and his father Joseph were in Stock Farming (raising cows and pigs). It is likely that they lost this farm during the Great Depression and had to return to Rock Island, Illinois, in the 1930's.

[H257] George's went by his nickname "Joe".

Social Security Number: 333-05-3214
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Taken from the Tahoe Daily Tribune and Sierra Sun-Bonanza, Monday, July 08, 1974.

Obituaries

DePaepe

George Joe DePaepe, 60, died Sunday in Placerville. Depaepe was the owner of the Twin Bridges Resort on Highway 50.
A rosary will be recited for DePaepe at 8 p.m. at the McFarlane Mortuary Chapel in South Lake Tahoe. A funeral mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Happy Homestead Cemetery.
DePaepe is survived by his widow June; three daughters, Sandra Terrell, Reno; Pamela DePaepe, Twin Bridges; Sister Judy Frasinetti, a member of the Society of Mary Reparatrix, Andria, Italy, ans a son Jeff, Twin Bridges.
In addition he leaves two brothers, August, Rock Island, Ill., and Authur, Cambridge, Ill. He also leaves a sister, Aleda DeBlieck, Illinois, and four grandchildren.
DePaepe had been a resident of Twin Bridges for the past 28 years.

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[H258] Joseph moved to California

Social Security Number: 330-09-3211

[H259] Aleda lived in 1) Larchland, Warren County, Illinois, 2) Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois and 3) Ormonde, Warren County, Illinois.

Social Security Number: 357-44-3215

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Obituary for Aleda DeBlieck

Aleda R. DeBlieck, 82, of 2719 155th Street, Alexis, passed away at 12:45 a.m. today, Friday, December 15, 2000, at the Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg.
She was born April 25, 1918, in Silvis, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Depaepe. She was reared and educated in Silvis.
She married Roy DeBlieck on November 7, 1936, in East Moline.
Aleda was a homemaker and enjoyed flowers, gardening and spending time with her children. She was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church of Alexis.
Survivors include her husband, Roy, of Alexis; three sons, Kenneth DeBlieck and his wife, Carolyn, of Cordova, Stanley DeBlieck and his wife, Marilyn, of Madison, Wisconsin, and Harvey DeBlieck and his wife Teri, of Alexis; one daughter, Kay Leary and her husband, Patrick, of Vero Beach, Florida; 18 grandchildren; and 36 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Alexis.
Memorials may be lefy to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.
Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis, is in charge of arrangements.

[H260] Taken from the Moline Dispatch, June 4, 2001

Obituary for Bertie DePaepe-Etzel

Bertie M. DePaepe-Etzel, 93, Rock Island, died peacefully while sleeping Sunday morning, June 3, 2001, at Silver Cross Nursing Center, Rock Island.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island, where she was a member. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.

Visitation for Mrs. Etzel will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Bertie was born Oct. 8, 1907, in Maquoketa, Iowa, the daughter of Stephen M. and Sarah Taylor Andrews. She married August A. DePaepe in 1939 in Davenport. In 1980 she married George Etzel in Rock Island. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Etzel was a barber and homemaker. She was a respected artist and had won many awards for her paintings and sculptures. She enjoyed her family, traveling, dancing, and playing cards.

She was a former member of the Moline Women's Club, Rock Island County Historical Society, and Left Bank Art League in Rock Island.

She is survived by her son, Joseph S. DePaepe, Milan, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her son, Edward Sierens, daughter, Mildred Seward, and her grandchild, Scottie Sierens.

[H261] Milldred died in an auto accident on Interstate Highway I-80 near Princeton, IL Last living in Milan, IL. She was known as Millie.

[H262] Social Security Number: 355-24-4761

Excerpt from Metro News Story, Dispatch Newspaper, Moline, Illinois, dated Mar 16, 1999:

R.I. exempts convenience stores from TIPS training (selected portion):

......Milan businessman Joseph DePaepe, who owns four Mother Hubbard's convenience stores that can sell liquor until 3 a.m. said the classes would be a hardship on his employees and another burden on businessmen in the city.

``It would be another burden like OSHA (Occupational Safety and health Administration) training on how to take care of gas spills,'' he said. ``If a business has been living up to the rules, why throw an extra burden on them?''

Mother Hubbard's employees do not sell liquor to people who are inebriated or have improper identification, Mr. DePaepe said.

Excerpt from News of Record, Dispatch Newspaper, Moline, Illinois, dated August 1, 1999

Rock Island County warranty deeds

DePAEPE, Joseph S., Successor Trustee of the Bertie DePaepe Trust, Milan, to BOLDEN, Yancy and Jill, Rock Island; 808 20th St., Rock Islnad; $39,000.

Retired to Henderson, NV

Joe was the founder, owner and operator of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Convenience stores in Milan, Rock Island, Moline, East Moline and Silvis, Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa for over 20 years. The stores sold food and gasoline. He retired August, 2006. He still owns another chain of stores in Iowa with a partner who runs them. These stores sell alcohol and cigars. Joe flies back to Iowa often to check on business. He was there in January.

[H263] LeRoy was a Farmer and is retired.

[H264] Myrle was a Road Comissioner in Harrisburg, IL.Earlier he had worked for Moline Public Works Dept.

Gardner-Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Prphetstown was in charge of the funeral. He is buried at El Dorado Cemetary in rural Harrisburg,IL. He was 88 years old.

The Quad City Times lists Jack Hartwell from Brownsville,TX. as a stepson in Myrle's obituary.

[H265] Kelly has 3 boys

[H266] Vanderland ship manifest Departed Antwerp arrived Ellis Island 10 May 1910.

Marie DeVoogdt 33 y.o. (Joseph's sister)
Authur DeVoogdt 4 y.o. (Marie's son)
Camiel DeFauw 38 y.o. (Romanie's brother) he had previously been to USA in 1908-1909 but was deported upon arrival in 1910.

Campania departed Liverpool arrived Ellis Island 21 Oct 1911.
Camille DeFauw (spelling had changed on first name)listed he would be staying with brother-in-law Joseph DePaepe of Moline IL.

[H267] Vaderland ship manifest Departed from Antwerp and arrived Ellis Island 10 May 1910,

Marie DeVoogdt 33 y.o. (Joseph DePaepe's sister) Manafest Line Number 0029:
Authur DeVoogdt 4 y.o. (Marie DeVooght's son) Manafest Line Number 0030:
Camiel DeFauw 38 y.o. (Romanie DePaepe's brother) he had previously been to USA in 1908-1909 but was deported upon arrival in 1910. Manafest Line Number 0020:

Marie was in Multnomah County, Oregon in 1930. She had a milk delivery route.

Her Social Security Number was 351-28-1274 .

[H268] Augustinus was involved in the processing of Flax. He stripped the leaves and stack from the Flax plant (the profession was called "Zwingelaar" in the old Flemish language). Flax production was very popular in Belgium in the Ninteenth Century, but they are no longer a leading producer. He stripped the leaves and stack from the Flax plant. Flax is a plant raised for its fiber and seed. The fiber is made into linen fabric and a variety of other products, including rope, thread, and high-quality paper. The seeds contain linseed oil, which is used primarily in the production of paints and varnishes. Linen is still a major product of Belgium.

Augustinus live his last years with his daughter Lucie.

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Certificate of Marriage for Augustinus and Amelie

Marriage of Augustinus De Paepe and Amelie Janssens

In the year 1877 on the 28 June about the 14:30 hours in the public presence of Leo De Meulemeester, sheriff of the City of Thielt, West Flanders.

Augustinus De Paepe, 28 years and 2 months old, living in Tielt, and born on 28 March1849.

He has satified his military obligation.

He is single and the son of Joannes Franciscus De Paepe 58 years old and of Juliana Vanpaemel who pass away in Tielt on 30 January 1873.

Amelie Rosalie Janssens, 17 years and 2 months old, who lives in Thielt, and was born in Brugge on 28 March 1860. She is the minor single daughter of Louis Janssens, 45 years old, and Barbe Hanssens, 38 years old, both living in Tielt, and who are present and agree to this marriage.

Testimony to marriage : Corolud De Jode, 26 years old, and Constantinus Maesseele, Police Officer, 56 years old, and Polydorus Cornelis, employee, 31 years old, and Conrad Fernaille, employee, 50 years old.

[H269] Arthur was 4 year old when he arrive in America from Belgium.

Social Security Death Index Record about Arthur Devooght
Name: Arthur Devooght
SSN: 726-16-7381
Last Residence: 61244 East Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 24 Jan 1904
Died: Nov 1970
State (Year) SSN issued: Railroad Board (Issued Through) (Before 1951 )

Arthur is buried in the Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetary.

[H270] Auguste DeVoodgt is listed on Manafest Line Number 0020 of the Lusitania ship manifest 0030. It departed Liverpool, England and arrived Ellis Island, New York, on 24 Sep 1909.
Also listed:
Auguste DeVoogdt 31 y.o.
Marie DeVoodgt as wife of relative living in Theilt Belgium.
Staying with Brother in law Edward DePaepe of Morrisville, Wisconsin.

Buried at the Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL. He was a farmer and bartender.

He was a weaver, farmer, and bartender.

August and Marie lived in Pittern, Belgium, until 1903. From 1903 to 1908 they lived in Tielt. From 1908 to September 1909 they lived in Gent after afterwards immigrating to the USA. Frans DePaepe says that Marie returned to Tielt, Belgium.

[H271] According to the 1910 US Census on 11 May 1910, Hector immigrated to the US in 1908. At the time, he was a Dairy Farmer working in Hampton Township, Rock Island, IL, and married to Augusta.

Hector started the first milk delivery in East Moline, Illinois circa 1909. According to his eldest daughter, Alma who is now deceased, the kids used to take slices of ham on the milk route to sell to the customers. They all had to work very hard.

[H272] Elodie DeFauw Maertens travelled to America with cousin Leontine Claeys DePaepe.

Information from the Ellis Island Ship Manifest for the "Mauretania" arriving on September 27, 1912:

Manifest line number 0006, page 0208, Elodie Maertens, 32Y, Female, Married, Swevezule, Belgium
Manifest line number 0007, page 0208, Florent Maertens, 4Y, Male, Single, Swevezule, Belgium
Manifest line number 0008, page 0208, Maria Maertens, 1Y, Female, Single, Swevezule, Belgium

Elodie was meeting husband Hector Maertens at No. 189 RD, Deckerville, Michigan.

According to the 1920 US Census taken on 15 January 1920, Elodie immigrated to the US in 1912. In 1920, she was living in Kootenai , Bonner County, Idaho.

[H273] Jules immigrated to America in 1908.

[H274] Urbanie immiragted to America in 1914 with her father, sister and some brothers.

[H275] Rockford Register Star, January 13, 2004

ROCKFORD -- Ryan Michael Bailey, the son of Jason and Jennie Lenth Bailey of Rockford, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, in Rockford Memorial Hospital. In addition to his parents, survivors include great-grandmother, Jackie Perry; grandparents, James and Dianna Bailey, both of Peoria; great-grandfather, Victor (LaVonne) Lenth of Bagley, Wis.; grandfather, Michael (Silvia) Lenth of Poway, Calif.; grandmother, Julie Lenth of Rockford; and uncle Chris Lenth of Rockford.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, for family and close friends, in Fred C. Olson Funeral Chapels Ltd., North Chapel, 2811 N. Main St. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.

[H276] Jason's occupation is detective for the Rockford Police Department. He graduated from Western Illinois University.

[H277] Dymphna nickname was Dina and later, Ethel.

[N965] On the the New York Passenger List for the SS Zeeland, dated 15 April 1913, Emeric list his brother, Frans Robaeys of Poelcapelle, Begium, as a contact..

[H278] Duane was buried with full military honors at the National Cemetary in Rock Island, IL. In the Army, Duane served in Germany mid to late fifties..

Social Security Number: 357-30-5684

Places Lived:
Babcock, Rock Island, Illinois
Campbells Island, Rock Island, Illinois
East Moline, Rock Island, Illinois
Meersman, Rock Island, Illinois
Merry Oaks, Rock Island, Illinois
South Moline, Rock Island, Illinois
Watertown, Rock Island, Illinois
Whites Addition, Rock Island, Illinois

[H279] Taken from the Moline Dispatch, December 27, 1999:

DeBlaey-McOlgan

Stephanie DeBlaey and Lance McOlgan, both of Edwardsville, were married Oct. 16 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline. Deacon Dennis DeVooght officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Robert and Patricia DeBlaey, 1528 1st Ave., Rapids City. Parents of the bridegroom are Sharon and Barney Sterbenz, Bettendorf, and the late Donald McOlgan. Honor attendants were Tracy DeBlaey and Derrick Fish.

Other attendants were Carrie Creen, Jenni Simmons, Lori Kessel, Catherine Neels, Makenzie and Carter Fish, Matt Parker, Jason Miller, Brian Holtz, Jason Carbee, Shannon McGee, Tony Trout and Darin Couturiaux.

A reception was held at the Moline Club. After a honeymoon to Negril, Jamaica, the couple reside in Edwardsville.

Both the bride and bridegroom graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She is employed by Montgomery-Kone Elevator, St. Louis, Mo. He is employed by Woolpert LLP, Belleville, Ill.

[H280] Koen's occupation is: tandarts

[H282] Dider Rosmane and Thierry Rosmane are brothers.

[H283] Maja lives in Lembeek, Belgium.

[H284] Dider Rosmane and Thierry Rosmane are brothers.

[H285] He is a retired carpenter. Now living in Taylor Ridge, IL.

The Seward's children were raised as Catholics and they all attended Catholic High School ( Rock Island Alleman High). Mike played sports in school and later played semi-pro baseball. Fred was a wrestler and played in the band as well as his sister. Tim played sports and managed a semi-pro baseball team. Jeff who has cerebal palsy was computer whiz in school and finished in the upper 10% of his graduating class.

[H286] Mike never married. His occupation is Asst.District Manager for the Quad City Times (part time) . Restores older homes including his own in the Broadway District Rock Island. He is Navy Veteran (Seabees) 1982-1987

[H287] Fred is a self employed home improvement contractor in Long Beach,MS

.Retired Chief Petty Officer 1980-2002 Navy Seabees and Gulf War Veteran.

[H288] Wendy's children are all adopted.

Wendy is a secretary for Jordan Catholic School in Rock Island,IL.

She lives in Milan,IL.

[H289] Tim never married and lives in Silvis,IL. Worked for several newspaper companies . Owns rental properties.

[H290] Jeff was adopted by James and Millie as legal guardians from their son Fred & the biological mother, Lori Larson. He is a Traveling Computer Salesman. He never married.

[H291] Joannes was a serving farmhand.

Johan Bousant and Carolus VanPaemel gave testimonies at the wedding of Joannes and Juliana.

[H292] Maurentania ship manifest departed Liverpool arrive Ellis Island 27 Sep 1912.
Leotine DePaepe 25 y.o. of Theilt lists to stay with husband Alphons DePaepe of Moline, IL
Georges DePaepe 3 y.o. their son.

Leotine lists her brother's name Victor Turnsjoiv?? (cant really make out spelling on Ellis Island record) as relative in Theilt, Belgium. She also traveled with Cyrille Hoste 35 y.o. & wife Lisa (relation unknown). Also came with Hector Maurteus'(Maurtens) wife FNU (looks like Minsjouw on record but this cant be right) Maurteus she listed Hector as her husband and she is listed as a non-immigrant alien from Moline, IL. This person also lists August DePaepe of Theilt Belgium as father-in-law.

[H293] Paul works in logistics for Thoms Proestler.

[H294] Zeeland ship manifest departed Antwerp arrived Ellis Island 9, Feb 1910.
Augusta DePaepe 26 y.o. traveling alone not married at time of departure. Her destination is Moline IL. Lists same parents as Joseph DePaepe's above. However, I am still not able to fully make out first name of the female parent. It appears like: Weeuiveg or Heeuweg Deynze.
According to the 1910 US Census taken on 11 My 1910, Augusta immigrated to the US in 1910. At the time,she was living in Hampton Township, Rock Island, IL, and married to Hector Maertens.

[H295] Alida worhed as a side worker (Kantwerster).

Alida & Adellardus wedding was attested by H. Vandewalle and Constand Deneweth. They immigrated to the USA.

Alida living in Aarsele, Belgium.

[H296] Three DePaepe brothers married three Claeys sisters. Marie Cleys is the wife of Edward DePaepe. Leontine Claeys is the wife of Alfons DePaepe. Irma Claeys is the wife of Jules DePaepe.

Jules immigrated to the USA and arrived in New York on the ship Vaderland (manafest line number 29) from Antwerp, Belgium, on July 3, 1907. He was Sinle at the time. He later returned to Belgium where he died.

Jules was a shoemaker.

[H297] Eduard and wife Maria visited Belgium in 1952.

Three DePaepe brothers married three Claeys sisters. Marie Cleys is the wife of Edward DePaepe. Leontine Claeys is the wife of Alfons DePaepe. Irma Claeys is the wife of Jules DePaepe.

Eduard was a farmer, factory worker, and milk truck driver.

He lived in Morrisonville, Wisconsin in 1909. He later lived in Boston, Massachusetts.

Edward and Maria immigrated to the USA on 1911 September 25 through Boston on the ship Franconia.

[H298] Pharailde name was also spelled as Farailde. She was a Breister/Cafe houdster, hieruit.

[H299] Irma was a weaver.

[H300] Arthur was a shoemaker. Nickname: Filosoof van Waarloop

[H301] Frans DePaepe provided the following information:

Lucie and Octaaf Vandekerckhove lived on the " Poelberg" about 50 meters from the top. The "Poelberg" is a little hill and the highest place in Tielt. On the top of the hill is a school but it has not used since 1990. There is also a windmill located there from the 1700's period.

In World War II and during the last days of May 1940, a hard battle was fought for Poelberg. During this time, Octaaf was serious ill, possibly with Leukemia.

Octaaf and other went to a chapel located on Poelberg before the Germans got there to request that the Belgian troops located there not to fire on the Germans.

After the fall of the Poelberg to the Germans, Octaaf died a few days later either from fear or his illness, no one knows.

His 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters live close by the "Poelberg."

[H302] Three DePaepe brothers married three Claeys sisters. Marie Cleys is the wife of Edward DePaepe. Leontine Claeys is the wife of Alfons DePaepe. Irma Claeys is the wife of Jules DePaepe.

Alfons was a weaver in Belgium.

Alfons left Belgium on the Ship "Finland" (Ship Manafest Line Number 0012) from Antwerp, Belgium, and arrived in New York on August 14, 1912.

Alfons was a farmer in the USA.

[H303] Joannes was a workman.

[H304] Jouannes worked in a grain mill (probably windmill driven).

[H305] Joseph was a wagon maker (or cartwright) for horses. He had sugar sickness (diabetic)

[H306] Maria was a (side) cleaning lady.

[H307] August was a street maker.

[H308] Frans was an instructor for Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems and Program Logic Controllers (PLC) on Siemens, Allen-Bradly, and General Electric equipment. He retired in 1997.

[H309] Magdalena dead of diabetes mellitus.

[H310] Suzanne had 5 children with Marcel Moniez. After the death of Marcel in 1953, she met but never married Julien Desmyttere. They had one child.

[H311] Eddy last living in Diksmuide, Belgium.

[H312] Marie died in an avalance.

Taken from the Moline Dispatch Newspaper, dated January 15, 1952.

Former Moline Woman Killed By Snowslide

Mrs. Marie DePaepe Dies In Wrecked Lodge.

A snowstorm which has lashed the west coast from Canada to Mexico in a record-breaking 4-day siege and marooned hundreds of persons, crushed to death a former Moline resident yesterday (January 14, 1952).
Mrs. Marie DePaepe was apparently killed instantly when a snowslide crased down from the high Sierras and collapsed one section of the Twin Bridges resort lodge, located in the Lake Tahoe area (about 50 miles east of Sacramento, Calif.), where she and her husband, George DePaepe, had been living the past five years.
He(r) sister, Mrs. Frank Schnabel, 504 Eighteenth avenue, Moline, reported the 35-year-old woman, whose husband operated the ski resort's gas station garage, was taking refuge from the blizzard in the lodge with her husband and Mr. and Mrs. Dewey King, resort owners.
"When the four of them heard this terrible rumbling sound, the two men went outside to investigate," Mrs. Schnabel said. "They thought that something might have gone wrong with the power house which once before had been washed out in a spring flood."
Mrs. Schnabel said that when the men went outside they heard 'the terrible rumble" again, and looked back in time to see a giant snowdrift whip thw L-shaped buildind and smash the section they had just left, killing the two women inside.

Daughter with Friends

Mrs. Schnabel added that only a week ago she received a letter from Marie, relating how a snowslide in that area had killed a truck driver on the main highway, while three others narrowly escaped death.
For that reason, Mrs. Schnabel continued, "my brother-in-law was worried about the same thing happening again. He and my sisted, along with their 7-year-old daughter, Sandra, drove down to friends in the nearby town of Placerville. My sister insisted upon returning to the lodge with her husband, but left Sandra with these friends."
Marie DePaepe previously had been virtualy a lifelong resident of Moline, attending Sacred Heart school and was later married in Sacred Heart church on June 17, 1939.
She leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Iwo Bauters, and another sister, Mrs. Ray Allison, all of Moline.
The victim's husband was born in this area and spent most of his life in Moline, Geneseo, Cordova and Rock Island. He was employed at Harvey's garage, Moline, and assisted his family on their farm. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DePaepe of Geneseo; a sister, Mrs. LeRoy deBlieck of Cordova, and another brother, August, Rock Island tavern owner.
The body will be shipped to Molien (sic) for burial.

[H313]
Obituary from the Moline Dispatch:

Posted online: August 22, 2005 8:29 PM
Print publication date: 8/23/2005

Elsie DePaepe

Elsie DePaepe, 90, of Moline, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, in her residence.

No services will be held and her body has been cremated. Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline, was in charge of arrangements.

The former Elsie Vervaecke was born April 6, 1915, in Belgium, daughter of Jules and Cordula Huughe Vervaecke. She married Arthur DePaepe June 19, 1933, in Moline. He died Nov. 12, 1982.

Elsie is survived by a grandson and his wife, Rick and Julie Hansen, DeWitt, Iowa; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Duane DePaepe.

Light a candle in her memory at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.

[H314] Carolus was a workman.

[H316] Stanley is a self-employed interior installer of window treatments.

[H317] Kay works as a substitute teacher..

[H318] Harvey is a farmer and carpenter.

[H319] Marilyn is a self-employed interior designer.

[H320] Patrick is vice-president of a green bean processing company.

[H321] Tery is a teacher's aide.

[H322] Marcel is a retired municipal employee anf first sergeant of the fire brigade.

[H323] Gerry is a municipal employee.

[H324] Cyriel was a weaver.

[H325] Three DePaepe brothers married three Claeys sisters. Marie Cleys is the wife of Edward DePaepe. Leontine Claeys is the wife of Alfons DePaepe. Irma Claeys is the wife of Jules DePaepe.

Leontina was a seamtress.

Leontine left Thielt, Belgium through Liverpool, England, on the ship Mauretania (ship manafest line number 0006) and arrived in New York on Sep 27, 1912. She traveled with her 3 month old son, George (ship manafest line number 0007) . The ship's manfest indicates that she and George were meeting her husband Alfons at 11-6th Street, Moline, IL. George died shortly after their arrival.

She traveled with Hector Maertens and his wife and Cyrille Hoste, age 32 years, and his wife Lisa.

Alfons and Leontina wedding was attested by Isidoor Deschrijver and Ivo Acx Politieman.

[H326] Three DePaepe brothers married three Claeys sisters. Marie Cleys is the wife of Edward DePaepe. Leontine Claeys is the wife of Alfons DePaepe. Irma Claeys is the wife of Jules DePaepe.

She was a Seamstress.

Edward and Maria immigrated to the USA on 1911 September 25 through Boston on the ship Franconia.

[H327] Three DePaepe brothers married three Claeys sisters. Marie Cleys is the wife of Edward DePaepe. Leontine Claeys is the wife of Alfons DePaepe. Irma Claeys is the wife of Jules DePaepe.

[H328] Alfred was a smith.

[H329] Floren worked at John Deere Spreader Works in East Moline from 1912-1992.

Floren was also the manager of the Dance Hall above the old Majestic Theater, in East Moline, from 1915 to 1925. Achille DeClerck turned the organ to play the dance music.

[H330] Frank DePaepe and Francis Toale were farmers all their lives. Frank farmed unitl his death. Francis still farms today on the family farm with his grandsons and sons.

[N961] Antoinette DePaepe and Maria DePaepe are sisters and they are second cousins once removed to Angela DeClerck and first cousins to Angela's first husband, Charles DePaepe . This is through a common ancestor, Carolus Ludovicus DeClerck.

[H331]

He died in World War I near Diksmuide, Belgium.

[H332] Frank DePaepe and Francis Toale were farmers all their lives. Frank farmed unitl his death. Francis still farms today on the family farm with his grandsons and sons.

[H333] Thomas was ordained as a preast on 23 May 1981.

[H334] Richard was a farmer.

[H335] Roger is a farmer.

[H336] Leontine left Thielt, Belgium through Liverpool, England, on the ship Mauretania (ship manafest line number 0006) and arrived in New York on July 27, 1912. She traveled with her 3 month old son, George (ship manafest line number 0007) . The ship's manfest indicates that she and George were meeting her husband Alfons at 11-6th Street, Moline, IL. George shortly after his arrival.

[H337] Ann is an interior architect.

[H338] Georgette is a retired municipal employee.

[H339] Carine is a human resource manager in a textile factory.

[H340] Joseph was a farmer (landbouwer).

[H341] Marie was a farm owner. She had 2 maids and a 10 year old boy servant (orphaned).

[H342] Johanna was a farmer (landbouwster).

[H343] Petrus was a farmer (landbouwer).

[H344] Adellardus managed a team of horses (Paardemenner).

Alida & Adellardus wedding was attested by H. Vandewalle and Constand Deneweth. They immigrated to the USA.

Aldelardus work in the USA for a few years.

[H345] Never married.

[N962] Antoinette DePaepe and Maria DePaepe are sisters and they are second cousins once removed to Angela DeClerck and first cousins to Angela's first husband, Charles DePaepe . This is through a common ancestor, Carolus Ludovicus DeClerck.

[H346] Frans is a retired truck driver. He has had 14 operations on his veins.

[H347] Sonja is a social worker for the municipality.

[H348] Mariette is a sales manager.

[H349] According to the 1920 US Census taken on 15 January 1920, Frank immigrated to the US in 1912. In 1920, he was living in Kootenai , Bonner County, Idaho.

[H350] According to the 1920 US Census taken on 15 January 1920, Mary immigrated to the US in 1911. In 1920, she was living in Kootenai , Bonner County, Idaho.

[H351] Henri was a Landwerkman.

[H352] Chad currently manages his own Landscaping and Lawn Care business in Rock Island, Illinois, called Quad-City Lawn Care.

[H353] Matthew was adopted.

[H354] From the QC Times, May. 20th, 2007 :

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ladehoff, Davenport, will be honored at an open house June 9 to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Friends and relatives may call from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport. The couple requests that gifts be omitted.

Laura E. DePaepe and Henry H. Ladehoff were married June 7, 1947, at St. Mary?s Church, Rock Island.

Mr. Ladehoff was employed at International Harvester, East Moline, retiring in 1975 after 35 years.

Mrs. Ladehoff was a homemaker and worked for several years at Bishop?s Buffet, Bettendorf.

The couple?s children are Del (Nancy) Ladehoff and Pat (Rick) Meredith, all of Davenport, and Betty (Bob) McPhilimy, Lake Forest, Ill.

They have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

[N920] Sherry was secretary to the Chief of Police for Rock Island, IL.

[H355] Taken from the Social Section, Dispatch Newspaper, Moline, Illinois, dated November 22, 2002:

DePaepe-Douglas Engagement

Joseph and Sherry DePaepe, Milan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Kathleen, of St. Charles, to H. Thomas Douglas V, St. Charles. He is the son of H. Thomas Douglas IV, Schaumburg, and Sherry Douglas, Bloomingdale.

The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. July 19, 2003, at Gary Memorial Methodist Church, Wheaton. A reception will be held afterward at Drury Lane Ballroom, Oakbrook Terrace.

A graduate of Rock Island High School and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., Miss DePaepe is employed by District 41, Glen Ellyn Schools as a first-grade teacher. She is continuing graduate studies through Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Mr. Douglas graduated from Lake Forest High School, Roselle, and Purdue University, West Lafayette. He is self-employed and will begin graduate studies in January.

They are currently living in St. Charles, Illinois. Casey teaches first grade and Tom is in Environmental Sales. Casey and Tom met in College.

[H356] Chris ia a mortgage banker.

[H357] Joanna's godparents were Joannes Baptista Voet and Maria DeSmet.

[H361] Moline (Illinois) Dispatch Newspaper Obituaries for Monday, June 30, 2003:

Alma M. Coussens, 90, of Port Byron died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Catholic Church, Rapids City. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with a prayer service at 4 p.m. at Gibson Funeral Home, Port Byron. Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, Iowa City.

The former Alma Mary Maertens was born Feb. 1, 1913, in East Moline, the daughter of Hector and Augusta DePaepe Maertens. She married Remy Coussens June 20, 1936, in East Moline. He died Aug. 22, 1982.

She was a member of the church. Alma enjoyed wallpapering, gardening and keeping a very clean house.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Jilleen and John Wagner, Bloomington, Ill., Judy and Lee Thomas, Galva; sons and daughters-in-law, George and Nadine Coussens, Avon, Ill., Thomas and Carole Coussens, Rapids City, Clifford and Sarah Coussens, Davenport, Walter and Jill Coussens, Helenville, Wis., and Lawrence and Barb Coussens, Prophetstown; 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Stevens, Galva. She was preceded in death by a great-grandchild and two brothers.

[H362] Social Security Death Index Record about Arthur Maertens
Name: Arthur Maertens
SSN: 348-01-2058
Last Residence: 61434 Galva, Henry, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 17 Nov 1911
Died: 2 Aug 1989
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )

[H363] Moline (IL) Dispatch Newspaper Obituaries for Saturday, March 25, 2006:

Margaret Stevens Obituary from Moline Dispatch

Margaret R. Stevens, 90, of Cambridge, died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 27, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Cambridge. The Rev. James Pallardy will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, with a rosary at 4:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Beacon of Hope Hospice.

The former Margaret Maertens was born May 13, 1915, in East Moline, the daughter of Hector and Augusta DePaepe Maertens. She was educated in the East Moline area schools. Her marriage to August Stevens took place on Sept. 27, 1941, in East Moline. He died Feb. 4, 1987.

She worked at John Deere Foundry in East Moline prior to her marriage. Later she was employed as a cook at Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo from 1961 to 1976. Margaret was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking and loved her grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Paul VanWinkle, Ozark, Mo.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Sharon Stevens, Cambridge, James and Tooter Stevens, Cambridge, and John and Karen Stevens, Altona. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, six stepgreat-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and a sister-in-law, Madeline Maertens, Galva. Her husband, three sisters, and two brothers preceded her in death.

[H364] U.S. Public Records Index Record about Madeline M Maertens
Name: Madeline M Maertens
Birth Date: 1 Feb 1911
Street Address: 314 Southwest 6Th Ave
City: Galva
County: Henry
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61434
Phone Number: 309-932-3368
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Arthur Maertens
Madeline M Maertens 95 1911

[H365] Social Security Death Index Record about Remy Coussens
Name: Remy Coussens
SSN: 333-05-3734
Last Residence: 61275 Port Byron, Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 18 Oct 1910
Died: Aug 1982
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )

[H366] Social Security Death Index Record about August Stevens
Name: August Stevens
SSN: 337-32-1732
Last Residence: 61238 Cambridge, Henry, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 3 May 1912
Died: Feb 1987
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (1955-1956 )

[H367] Carol currently living in Ozark, MO

[H368] James currently living in Cambridge, IL.

[H369] John currently living in Altona, Illinois.

[H370] According to the 1920 US Census taken on 15 January 1920, Hector immigrated to the US in 1911. In 1920, he was living in Kootenai , Bonner County, Idaho, where he was a Saw Mill Worker.

[H371] Johan is a bricklayer.

[H372] Kris is the manager and chef cook of the restaurant ? Orhide? in Roeselare, Belgium.

[H373] Filip is a hair dresser. He is the owner of his hair salon and has 50% ownership in 4 other salons.

[H374] Daisy Bruyneel has a diploma in nursing. Currently, she is a hair dresser and runs a salon. She is the sister of Johan Bruyneel who is the team manager for the Discovery channel and for Lance Amstrong from Texas, the winner of the tour de France.

[H375] Lugy is machinist for steel cord by Bekaert.

[H376] Tamara is in high school for nursing.

[H377] Marisa is in middle school for economics.

[H378] Kris is a independent financial broker.

[H379] Johan is a welding specialist.

[H380] Marie was born in the home of Alida DePaepe.

[H381] Clara was a textile worker.

[H382] Social Security Death Index Record about Henry Devooght
Name: Henry Devooght
SSN: 330-09-8894
Last Residence: 61240 Coal Valley, Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 9 Feb 1914
Died: 16 Dec 1995
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )

U.S. Public Records Index Record
about Henry Devooght
Name: Henry Devooght
Birth Date: 1 Feb 1914
Street Address: Po Box 83
City: Coal Valley
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61240
Phone Number: 309
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Helen J Devooght 89 1917
Henry Devooght 92 1914

Henry was an animal control officer for Rock Island for 30 years.

[H383] Records of National Cementry from Rock Island, Illinois.

Frank Devooght b. 4/18/1919 d. 9/7/1986 Burial 9/10/1986.

Sgt/US Army, plot O 463.

[H384] U.S. Public Records Index Record about Dennis R Devooght
Name: Dennis R Devooght
Birth Date: 17 Sep 1944
Street Address: 3104 26Th Ave
City: Rock Island
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61201
Phone Number: 309-797-4245
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Dennis R Devooght 61 1944
Raedene E Devooght 62 1944

U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002 Record about Dennis R Devooght
Name: Dennis R Devooght
Address: 1877 24Th Ave
City: Moline
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61265-4872
Phone Number: 309-797-4245
Residence Years: 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

[H385] Sharryn works for the US Army at the Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL.

[H386] Social Security Death Index Record about Anna E. Devooght
Name: Anna E. Devooght
SSN: 330-05-7818
Last Residence: 61265 Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 1 Oct 1918
Died: 3 Apr 1991
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951

Anna was Supervisor of Obstetrical Nursery, Lutheran Hospital, Moline, IL

[H387] Social Security Death Index Record about Helen J. Devooght
Name: Helen J. Devooght
SSN: 334-38-7373
Last Residence: 61240 Coal Valley, Rock Island, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 24 Mar 1917
Died: 23 Dec 1996
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (1962 )

U.S. Public Records Index Record about Helen J Devooght
Name: Helen J Devooght
Birth Date: 1 Mar 1917
Street Address: Po Box 83
City: Coal Valley
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61240
Phone Number: 309
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Helen J Devooght 89 1917
Henry Devooght 92 1914

Helen was Deputy Treasurer for Coal Valley, IL.

[H388] U.S. Public Records Index Record about Matthew P Devooght
Name: Matthew P Devooght
Birth Date: 28 Jun 1939
Street Address: 13129 115Th Ave
City: Coal Valley
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61240
Phone Number: 309-234-5089
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Leona D Devooght 66 1940
Matthew P Devooght 66 1939
Timothy G Devooght 47 1959

[H389] U.S. Public Records Index Record about Regina P Mohr
Name: Regina P Mohr
Birth Date: 27 Apr 1949
Street Address: 102 East 21St Ave
City: Coal Valley
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61240
Phone Number: 309-799-5565
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Andrea Mohr
Leland J Mohr 54 1951
Regina P Mohr 56 1949

[H390] U.S. Public Records Index Record about Leland J Mohr
Name: Leland J Mohr
Birth Date: 1 May 1951
Street Address: 102 East 21St Ave
City: Coal Valley
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61240
Phone Number: 309-799-5565
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Andrea Mohr
Leland J Mohr 54 1951
Regina P Mohr 56 1949

[H391] Leona works in an Alzheimer Clinic.

[H392] U.S. Public Records Index Record about Frank J Devooght
Name: Frank J Devooght
Birth Date: 9 Apr 1951
Street Address: 2543 29Th Ave
City: Rock Island
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61201
Phone Number: 309-786-0760
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Frank J Devooght 55 1951
Jill A Devooght 56 1949

[H393] U.S. Public Records Index Record about Jill A Devooght
Name: Jill A Devooght
Birth Date: 5 Jul 1949
Street Address: 2543 29Th Ave
City: Rock Island
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61201
Phone Number: 309-786-0760
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Frank J Devooght 55 1951
Jill A Devooght 56 1949

[H394] U.S. Public Records Index Record about Raedene E Devooght
Name: Raedene E Devooght
Birth Date: 1944
Street Address: 3104 26Th Ave
City: Rock Island
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61201
Phone Number: 309-797-4245
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Dennis R Devooght 61 1944
Raedene E Devooght 62 1944

[H395] U.S. Public Records Index Record about Leona D Devooght
Name: Leona D Devooght
Birth Date: 1940
Street Address: 13129 115Th Ave
City: Coal Valley
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61240
Phone Number: 309-234-5661
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Leona D Devooght 66 1940
Matthew P Devooght 67 1939
Timothy G Devooght 47 1959

[H396] U.S. Public Records Index Record about Timothy G Devooght
Name: Timothy G Devooght
Birth Date: 15 Dec 1959
Street Address: 13129 115Th Ave
City: Coal Valley
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61240
Phone Number: 309-234-5661
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Leona D Devooght 66 1940
Matthew P Devooght 67 1939
Timothy G Devooght 47 1959

[H397] U.S. Public Records Index Record about Alicia Ann Devooght
Name: Alicia Ann Devooght
Birth Date: 19 Sep 1963
Street Address: 904 East 6Th St
City: Coal Valley
County: Rock Island
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 61240
Phone Number: 309-799-5893
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year
Alicia Ann Devooght 42 1963
Timothy G Devooght 46 1959

[H398] Donald currently living in Cambridge, IL.

[H399] Emil immigrated in 1882 from Belgium.

[H400] Emma immigrated from Belgium in 1910.

[N923] Moline Dispatch, Sunday, August 14, 2008:
Teresa DeBlaey DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Teresa DeBlaey was named to the spring semester 2008 academic dean's list at the University of Dubuque for earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. She is the daughter of Timothy and Debra DeBlaey of Moline and attended Alleman High School.

[H401] Leon was mayor of Ardooi, Belgium.

[H402] Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996 Record about Augusta MAESEELE
Name: Augusta MAESEELE
Birth Date: 15 March 91
Death Date: 22 March 86
Gender: Female
Residence: West Bloomfield, Oakland, Michigan
Place of Death: St Clair Shores, Macomb, Michigan

Social Security Death Index Record about Augusta Maeseele
Name: Augusta Maeseele
SSN: 380-48-9779
Last Residence: 48033 Keego Harbor, Oakland, Michigan, United States of America
Born: 15 Mar 1891
Died: Mar 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (1963

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Record
about Kristopher Prosper Maeseele
Name: Kristopher Prosper Maeseele
Birth Date: 30 Apr 1990
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Durkan
Birth County: Sonoma

Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996 Record
about Danny Vern Maeseele
Name: Danny Vern Maeseele
Birth Date: 22 Jun 1948
Death Date: 07 March 1996
Gender: Male
Residence: Clay, St. Clair, Michigan
Place of Death: Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan

Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996 Record
about George H MAESEELE
Name: George H MAESEELE
Birth Date: 18 January 23
Death Date: 26 November 84
Gender: Male
Residence: East China, St. Clair, Michigan
Place of Death: East China, St. Clair, Michigan

Social Security Death Index Record
about Danny V. Maeseele
Name: Danny V. Maeseele
SSN: 374-50-8800
Born: 22 Jun 1948
Died: 7 Mar 1996
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan

Social Security Death Index Record
about George Maeseele
Name: George Maeseele
SSN: 362-22-4110
Last Residence: 48079 Saint Clair, Saint Clair, Michigan, United States of America
Born: 18 Jan 1923
Died: Nov 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 )

Social Security Death Index Record
about John F. Maeseele
Name: John F. Maeseele
SSN: 382-12-1637
Born: 6 Aug 1924
Died: 26 Aug 1985
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan

California Death Index, 1940-1997 Record
about JOHN FRANK MAESEELE
Name: MAESEELE, JOHN FRANK
Social Security #: 382121637
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 6 Aug 1924
Birthplace: MICHIGAN
Death Date: 26 Aug 1985
Death Place: ORANGE
Mother's Maiden Name: GOETHALS
Father's Surname:

California Death Index, 1940-1997 Record
about LINDY M MAESEELE
Name: MAESEELE, LINDY M
Social Security #: 0
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 22 Jan 1959
Birthplace: CALIFORNIA
Death Date: 31 Jan 1959
Death Place: ORANGE
Mother's Maiden Name: LOVE
Father's Surname: MAESEELE

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Record
about Amee Lyn Maeseele
Name: Amee Lyn Maeseele
Birth Date: 17 Jul 1988
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Durkan
Birth County: Kern

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Record
about Donna Michelle Maeseele
Name: Donna Michelle Maeseele
Birth Date: 21 Sep 1979
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Palos
Birth County: Orange

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Record
about Gabriel Kenneth Maeseele
Name: Gabriel Kenneth Maeseele
Birth Date: 10 Jun 1983
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Palos
Birth County: Orange

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Record
about Jennifer C Maeseele
Name: Jennifer C Maeseele
Birth Date: 12 Jan 1977
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Palos
Birth County: Orange

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Record
about Lawrence Gorden Maeseele
Name: Lawrence Gorden Maeseele
Birth Date: 5 Feb 1955
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Love
Birth County: Los Angeles

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Record
about Lindy M Maeseele
Name: Lindy M Maeseele
Birth Date: 22 Jan 1959
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Love
Birth County: Orange

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Record
about Lynn R Maeseele
Name: Lynn R Maeseele
Birth Date: 24 Jul 1960
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Love
Birth County: Orange

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Record
about Marie Kathleen Maeseele
Name: Marie Kathleen Maeseele
Birth Date: 30 Oct 1951
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Love
Birth County: Los Angeles

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Record
about Mark A Maeseele
Name: Mark A Maeseele
Birth Date: 22 Jul 1972
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Good
Birth County: Orange

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Record
about Rene Marcus Maeseele
Name: Rene Marcus Maeseele
Birth Date: 27 Nov 1949
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Love
Birth County: Los Angeles

U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002 Record
about Mellisa Maeseele
Name: Mellisa Maeseele
Address: 8600 Marsh Rd
City: Algonac
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48001
Phone Number: 313-794-9240
Residence Years: 1993 1994
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[H403] Diane is an interior Designer.

[H404] Sandra is a Nurse.

[H406] Theresa is a housewife and has a BS Degree.

[H407] Kimberly ia a Lab Technician.

[H408] Mark is self-employed in boat lifts and shore maintenance.

[H409] Joshua is an accountant and works with computers, He has a Biomedical Engineering Masters Degree.

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[H415] soldier in 2nd regiment

[H417] mother unmarried; listed as De Wyse at death

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[H444] mother unmarried; paternity of Bruno acknowledged

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[H456] mother unmarried; married as Degraeve

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[H460] mother unmarried; married as Bloome

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[H475] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged by David Es

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[H482] married in church record as Blomme

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[H490] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged by Philip Callewaert

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[H510] mother unmarried (widow)

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[N969] Ambrose first marriage was to Maria Theresa Verstrate.

[H512] mother unmarried; married as DeRuyter

[H513] mother unmarried; married as Tant

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[H525] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged by Cardinael Winne

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[H530] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged by Charles Louis

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[H535] soldier of 1st co., 2nd btn., 11th regt

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[H549] mother unmarried; paternity ackonwledged

[H550] soldier in 3rd regiment

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[H575] in 12th regiment

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[H581] mother at death given as Rosalia Beauprez, 25

[H582] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged

[H583] paternity acknowledged

[H584] mother unmarried

[H585] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged by C-L Carpentier
married as Carpentier

[H586] mother unmarried (widow)

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[H601] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged by Romanus

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soldier

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[H608] member of 47th battalion, Canadian infantry
killed in action
buried in Aulnoy communal cemetery
awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal

[H609] soldier in 1st Battalion

[H610] mother unmarried

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[H612] listed as Verslype at church marriage

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[H625] mother umarried

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[H628] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged

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[N950] Ignace DeBruyne's database shows her name as Maria Joanna Van Dorpe.

[H634] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged

[H635] mother unmarried

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[H637] in military from 1804

[H638] mother unmarried (widow)

[H639] mother unmarried

[H640] mother unmarried; living with Philip Verstraete

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[H645] mother unmarried; adopted name of Dewulf

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[H660] mother unmarried; married as Mourisse

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[H663] soldier in the 12th regiment

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[H665] mother unmarried; brother born 3 months earlier!

[H666] mother unmarried; married as Bogaert

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[H670] mother unmarried; later listed as De Wulf

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[H676] also identified as Beauprez

[H677] mother unmarried (widow of Pieter deClerck)

[H678] mother unmarried (widow)

[H680] mother unmarried

[H682] mother unmarried; paternity recognized

[N971] Another unsourced name found is Maria Jacoba DeSpeghel

[H683] mother unmarried (widow of Pieter Bogaert)

[H684] mother unmarried

[H685] daughter of Emilie (1849- )

[H686] mother unmarried

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[H688] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged

[H689] mother unmarried; married under name Deleu

[H690] mother unmarried; paternity of Franciscus Charles acknowledged

[H691] mother unmarried

[N970] Rosalia middle name could have been spelled Dorothee.

[H692] listed later as Debruyne

[H693] mother unmarried (widow of Pieter Bogaert)

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[H712] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged?

[H713] step-son?

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[H715] mother unmarried (widow of Pieter Martin Van Brabant)

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[H720] mother unmarried; later listed as DeBruyne

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[H723] mother unmarried; paternity of Joseph DeBruyne acknowledged

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[H725] mother unmarried; married as Rosalia Clauw

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[H727] mother unmarried; married as Verslype

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[H730] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged by C L Tant

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[H734] mother unmarried; married as Heindrycks

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[H738] also listed as Vandaele

[H739] mother unmarried

[H740] resident of Hoboken NJ in 1887

[H741] resident of Armentières, France in 1887

[H742] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged

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[H745] mother unmarried; married as Degraeve

[H746] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged by Engelbert

[H747] mother unmarried; married in 1856 under name of Degraeve

[H748] mother unmarried; paternity acknowleged by Pieter Jacob

[H749] mother unmarried

[H750] born before parent's marriage; married as Vercamer

[H751] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged by Amand Hoorelbeke

[H752] soldier in 96th regiment; shot at Col de Mahia

[H753] mother unmarried

[H754] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged?

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[H759] also known as Juliana Beauprez

[H760] mother unmarried

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[H762] mother unmarried (widow of Pieter Defreyne)

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[H765] mother unmarried (widow of Joannes Clauw)

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[H771] mother unmarried (widow of Martin VanBrabant)

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[N960] Ignace Debruyne's database shows her last name as Verslyppe.

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[H777] also listed as Monica DeCock

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[H782] mother unmarried; listed as Beauprez at death

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[H797] mother unmarried; listed at death as Lowie

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[H802] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged by Pieter DeWyse

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[H805] mother unmarried (registered as Mathildis Debruyne)

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[H833] mother unmarried; married as D'Hulster

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[H842] I can give you some additonal info about your Lava's (or tell you where to find it)
Here is a site you can search http://www.vrijwilligersrab.be/ choose English
On the left you have "parochial registers" & "civil status"
The first spans the years 1600-1790 (but not all parishes are up to date yet)
The second spans the years 1790-1905 (here also not all communities are up to date)
Set your mouse on one of these and a new window opens with "baptisms/marriages/deaths"
choose one of these and a new window opens in witch you can fill in the family-name to search for
When you are in civil status marriages and search for "lava" you will see that the first column to the left
contains a detailed link into the database. Click on it and you will receive details of the record.

I am not a descendant of the line of your Lava's , but i am pretty sure that all LAVA's of Western Flanders
have the same roots somewhere in Nord Pas de Calais around 1450 and then swarmed out into
Western Flanders, following the processing of wool. I cannot make the link yet to put several branches together.

In 1450 there was a Lavaes in Hondschoote (NpdC) , Late 1560 i find Lava and DeLava in Armentieres (Lille),
Then in 1580-1600 i find Lavae and Lava in Bruges.
(Hondschoote was famous for its "sajette" or "sjette" -> ask your elderly people there for this word - they will know for sure.)
(it is woven wool into strings used for "breien" (nitting ?) of sweaters. In the 1400's they had a "patent" for this, thus merchants
came to there from all over Europe, from Norway/Finland to Portugal)

Around 1600-1640 there are a lot of Lavae's in the region Ypres & Poperinge - Langemark/Zonnebeke - The "Westhoek" too (thats on the border with NpdC),
They still are there, but some moved to the region Oostende/Diksmuide and were successfull there.

My line starts in Bruges, goes to Dentergem/Tielt/Deinze (from 1625 on, named LAVAE) and has not moved till now.
Of course branches of these have swarmed out - to Wallonia - Leuven - Deinze - Antwerp - Holland - back to Northern France and USA too.
It looks like the name Lavaes turned to Lava (in France) and Lavae in Flanders and from the years 1700 on
the name is almost always LAVA or DeLAVA.

[H843] mother unmarried

[H844] also known as Vandenbussche

[H845] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged

[H846] mother unmarried

[H847] mother unmarried (widow)

[H848] mother unmarried (widow)

[H849] mother unmarried; paternity ackonwledged by Leonard DeBruyne

[H850] mother unmarried

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[H852] died in prison

[H853] registered as DuMoulin

[H854] mother unmarried; listed as D"Hulster at death

[H855] mother unmarried

[H856] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged by Judocus Gerardi

[H857] mother unmarried; paternity ackonwledged by Engelbert Beauprez

[H858] mother unmarried; married as Debruyne

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[H867] mother unmarried; paternity ackonwledged

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[H869] mother unmarried; paternity ackonwledged

[H870] mother unmarried; known as DeWyse

[H871] mother unmarried; registered as DeWulf

[H872] mother unmarried

[H873] mother unmarried; married as Staelen

[H874] mother unmarried (widow)

[H875] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged

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[H880] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged by Renatus

[H881] birth name registered as Julia

[H882] mother unmarried

[H883] mother unmarried; paternity acknowledged by David

[H884] mother unmarried

[H885] mother unmarried

[H886] Paula is a certified Public Accountant.

[H887] Eric is an Anthropologist and software consultant.

[H888] Brent is a software engineer.

[H889] Sarah is a psychologist.

[H890] Sarah is a teacher.

[H891] John is a psychologist and school counselor.

[H892] Jessica s a teacher.

[H893] Daniel is in electronics.

[H894] Sandy had two children from a previous marriage. Duane and Sandy were divorced about 1963.

[H895] Rick was given up for adoption to the Hansen Family.
His occupation is: computer programming/photographer

[H896] Julia ia a housewife.

[H897] Anna was the daughter of William & Molly Baker Bourland.

She died at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, KY.She was buried Cottage Grove Cemetary in Harrisburg,IL.

SS# 351-01-5014

[H898] Kirsten and Brad are in the National Guard. They mey in Iraq.

[H899] Roger living in St. Johns, Michigan.

[H900] Patrica living in Alma , Michigan.

[H901] Terry lives in Woodland, CA.

[H902] Mark lives in Reno, NV.

[H903] Lives in Reno, NV.

[H904] Divorced on 8 February 1994 from Christine.

[H905] Travey divorced Amy on 27 August 1996.

[H906] Alois Kochuyt and his family immigrated to America from Antwerp, Belgium, on August 20, 1910, on the ship S.S. Vaderland of the Red Star Line. They arrived in New York on August 29, 1910. The passage was paid by Alois brother, Edward Kochuyt. They stayed with Edward Kochuyt, RR 2, Sheffield, Illinois.

Alois came from Eecloo, Belgium, a small town in northern Belgium located between Brugges and Ghent in West Flanders. Today, Eecloo is also known as Eeklo and Eekloo.

[H907] Edward Kochuyt came to America through Canada from Liverpool, Englannd, on May 25, 1905 on the ship S.S. Dominion. He arrived in Quebec, Canada on June 5, 1905 . He final destination was listed as Annawan, Illinois. He was travelling with a friend, Viers Balthazer.

He returned to Belgium. Later, Edward and his wife, Julia, immigrated to America from Antwerp, Belgium, on April 4, 1914, on the ship S.S. Finland of the Red Star Line. They arrived in New York on April 15,1914. Edward Kochuyt lived on RR 2, Sheffield, Bureau County, Illinois.

Edward came from Eecloo, Belgium, a small town in northern Belgium located between Brugges and Ghent in West Flanders. Today, Eecloo is also known as Eeklo and Eekloo.

[H908] WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings
about Francis A. Kochuyt
Name: Francis A. Kochuyt

Death Date: 9 May 1945
Cemetery: Cambridge American Cemetery
Cemetery Burial Plot: Plot F Row 4 Grave 7
Cemetery City: Cambridge
Cemetery Country: England

WAR: World War II
Title: Aviation MacHinist's Mate, Second Class
Rank: Aviation MacHinist's Mate, Second Class
Service: U.S. Navy
Service ID: 6200424
Division: United States Naval Reserve
Data Source: World War II Honor Roll

[H909] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Charlie Kochuyt
Name: Charlie Kochuyt (U.S. Gun Crew)
Arrival Date: 7 Nov 1942
Port of Departure: Reykjavik, Iceland
Ship Name: Northern Sword
Search Ship Database: Search the Northern Sword in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 8
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_6663
Page Number: 273

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Charlie Kochuyt
Name: Charlie Kochuyt (Gunnersmate 3rd Class, U.S. Navy)
Arrival Date: 23 Dec 1943
Estimated birth year: abt 1922
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Aruba
Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: Belgian
Ship Name: Eagle
Search Ship Database: Search the Eagle in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 13
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_6764
Page Number: 62

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Charlie Kochuyt
Name: Charlie Kochuyt
Service Info.: GM3 US NAVY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 7 Aug 1921
Death Date: 20 Sep 2000
Cemetery: Victor Memorial Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 808 - 4th Street Victor, IA 52347

[H910] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Henri Kochuyt
Name: Henri Kochuyt
Arrival Date: 12 Apr 1913
Estimated birth year: abt 1880
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: Flemish
Ship Name: Campania
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Belgium
Line: 2
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_2049
Birth Location: Belgium
Birth Location Other: lichtervelda
Page Number: 191

[H911] Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925
about Agnes Jaeger
Name: Agnes Jaeger
Census Date: 1 Jan 1925
Residence County: Scott
Residence State: Iowa
Locality: Rockingham
Birth Location: Iowa
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1899
Race: White
Relation to Head: Wife
Mother: Alvina Techner
Mother's Birth Year: abt 1873
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Father: Claus Soltan
Father's Birth Year: abt 1875
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Marriage Place: Iowa
Spouse Name: Henry Jaeger
Line: 10
Roll: IA1925_1940
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Henry JaegerJunior 30
Agnes Jaeger 26
Dorothy Jaeger 5
Jack J Jaeger 3
Ralph Soltau 24
Ernest Soltau 28

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[H912] Godelieve was a farmer (landbouwster).

[H913] Josephus was a farmer.

[H914] Augustin was a weaver.

[H915] Martinus was a farmer (landbouwer).

[H916] Angelina was a farmer (landbouwster).

[H917] Leo was a farmer (landbouwer).

[H918] Leo was a farmer (landbouwer).

[H919] Ivo was a farmer (landbouwer).

[N921] The family Debruyne in Klerken-Houthulst and surroundings
There are from 1653 parochieregisters available for Klerken, a village in the vicinity of Diksmuide. In 1663 worden de eerste Debruyne's ingeschreven. In 1663, the first Debruyne's registered. . According to the baptism certificate, Joannes and Christina de Bruijne, are twin children of Joannes de Bruijne and Christina de Harre. The next three centuries are hundreds Debruyne's born in Klerken and surrounding area.
However, there are late 17th century in Klerken already adequately Debruyne's born, married or deceased, through their mutual affinity detailed examination to determine. On the basis of these data, supplemented by the witnesses, and peters meters in the deeds are recorded, it can be shown that they are all descended from a single family. Joannes de Bruijne and Joanna de Clerck (or Leclairc) are the parents. The first twins are their grandchildren.
Joannes de Bruijne (senior) died on Saturday, August 9, 1681. His wife died in 1683. It was a day later with a first class funeral in the choir of the church buried. She was buried next to him. There is nothing more to be found. The church, built in 1510-1535 on the remains of an earlier building of the 13th century, and the village have been completely destroyed during the First World War.
Apparently Joannes and Joanna came around 1650 in Klerken to live. It is not clear where they came from or why they came to Klerken. Well reigned there in that period in the big cities regularly pestepidemieën. Also marauding armies repeatedly attracted by the region. Perhaps this stems from the family's Debruyne, lakenwevers around Ypres in the region since the 12th century. Of course, this is only an assumption and could not be proven!
The expansion of the Debruyne tribe in Klerken was very successful for the continuation of the family name. On the social level, this was far less the case. The descendants of the stamouders lived along with the historical developments around them. From the last quarter of the 17th century to the mid-18th century went repeatedly marauding French and Austrian armies through the region. Villages like Klerken had therefore fully provide what was needed. The people did this by all available means to exploit.
Near Klerken, it is still much more limited in scope, a major forest area. The so-called "Vrijbusch" wood supplies and, if necessary, even a safe haven. Some of the people actually went there to live and work, perhaps forced by the circumstances. During their stay illegally they started with the traditional bezemproductie. Officially was repeatedly tried "boskanters" from the forest away. So there are, for example, extensive data available from such regulation by Empress Maria Theresa in 1758. In practice, however, few came from expulsion justified.
Instead, the marginal group bezemmakers grew strongly. During the summer they went through leurhandel sell their products throughout Flanders. In this way, they lock in to leurders other groups such as the well-known Nieuwmarkters from neighbouring Roeselare, initially with fish leurden and later with baskets and amenities. In the 18th century was an important group Debruyne's in this business. The others were often active as a small farmer, with some fields at the edge of the woods and only hoevedieren.
Already in 1814 shows how strong the Debruyne family has grown. In the census of 1814, there are 140 Debruyne's out of a total of 2125 registered inhabitants, a small 7% so. This means that around 14% a mother or father in this family should have. The tribes without exception all from the same ancestors, Joannes de Bruijne and Joanna de Clerck.
A village closed this expansion could no longer bear. As early as the 17th century, families moved to the nearby villages. During and especially after the French Revolution took this deflection multiplying. About 1850 was the standard of living is even worse on. Many went for seasonal to northern France, Luxembourg or Wallonia. They were married there and continued to live there. Others emigrated to the USA or Canada.
This spread is now even faster than before. Still live there still 2 to 3% Debruyne's in Houthulst (whose former Klerken a community has become). In Belgium live there more than 7700 Debruyne. A rough estimate shows that 5 to 15% of this can descended from the branch from Klerken, so this one family from 1650.
Referenties: References:
Xavier Lesage ea "Bijdrage tot de Geschiedenis van Houthulst - Van 19de-eeuwse parochiestichting tot gemeente (1928)" Uitgave van het Gemeentekrediet (1988) in opdracht van het gemeentebestuur van Houthulst, naar aanleiding van het zestigjarige bestaan van Houthulst als gemeente (D/1988/0348/15) Xavier Lesage and others' Contribution to the History of Houthulst - From 19th-century parochiestichting to town (1928) "Publication of the Communal (1988) commissioned by the local authority of Houthulst, as a result of the existence of zestigjarige Houthulst as municipality (D / 1988/0348/15)
"Kabinetskaart der Oostenrijkse Nederlanden" Graaf de Ferraris (1771-1778), mappen Dixmude en Langemarcq "Kabinetskaart of the Austrian Netherlands" Count the Ferraris (1771-1778), folders and Dixmude Langemarcq
Parochieregister 1 doopakten van 1653 tot 1694 (behalve 19.03.1681 tot 02.04.1682); huwelijken van 1653 tot 1701 (behalve 1665 tot 1682); 2 overlijdens tot 1710; 3 doopakten van 1695 tot 1745; 4 overlijdens van 1710 tot 1751 (is enkel als tafels beschikbaar); 5 huwelijken van 1702 tot 1778; 6 overlijdens van 1752 tot 1780; 7 doopakten van 1746 tot 1778; 8 doopakten en huwelijken van 1779 tot 1783; overlijdens 1780 tot 1783; 9 doopakten en huwelijken van 1784 tot 1796; 10 overlijdens van 1784 tot 1796 Parochieregister 1 doopakten from 1653 to 1694 (except 19.03.1681 to 02.04.1682); marriages from 1653 to 1701 (except for 1665 to 1682); 2 deaths until 1710; 3 doopakten from 1695 to 1745; 4 deaths from 1710 to 1751 (is only as tables available); 5 marriages from 1702 to 1778, 6 deaths from 1752 to 1780; 7 doopakten from 1746 to 1778; 8 doopakten and marriages from 1779 to 1783, deaths from 1780 to 1783; 9 doopakten and marriages from 1784 to 1796; 10 1784 1796
"Volkstelling 1814 Deel XIV" (D1978/2434/10) en "Volkstelling 1814 Deel XII ", (D1978/2434/4), Vlaamse Vereniging voor Familiekunde, Afdeling Brugge. "Census 1814 Volume XIV" (D1978/2434/10) and "Census 1814 Volume XII" (D1978/2434/4), Flemish Association for Family, Department of Bruges.
Registers van de Burgerlijke Stand en Kiezerslijsten Evidence of the Civil Status and Kiezerslijsten
Instituut voor Naamkunde, KULeuven. Institute for Naamkunde, KULeuven.
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Ignace Debruyne "Zoektocht naar de stamvader Debruyne in Klerken" , Bruintjes Brieven 16 (1993) 70-76; "Debruyne in Klerken bij de volkstelling van 1814", Bruintjes Brieven 22 (1995) 26-37; "Stamboom Debruyne - Van Joannes de Bruijne tot Michiel Isidoor Debruyne" (1996) Ignace Debruyne "Searching for the ancestor Debruyne in Klerken" Bruintjes Letters 16 (1993) 70-76; "Debruyne in Klerken to the census of 1814," Bruintjes Letters 22 (1995) 26-37; "Pedigree Debruyne - From the Joannes Bruijne to Michiel Isidoor Debruyne "(1996)

[N967] From the registry book, "Livre des Orphelins" (Orphans book), Zarren, Belgium:

After the death of Peter BEAUPREZ ( Died in Klerken 10 Nov1647) it has been written :
Son of Jean - Married to Jacquemine HUGHELOO who was daughter of Jan and Antoinette Reynsure ( Antoinette fa Claude )
at the time of his death he has as young children : Jean 15 years old - Pierre 11 - Fransken 5 - Maillaert 3 ans Jacquemine 9 years old
The tutors have been Michel BEAUPREZ in Klerken uncle of the children and Philippe HUGHELOO also in Klerken and uncle of the children
Registerd under N° 16536/98

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Another record (unsourced) states a death death of 30 Dec 1691.

[N968] From Jacques Beauprez, E-mail dated 10 May 2010:

Judoca BRICKX is godmother 15.1.1660 in Klerken to Marie DE BEAUPREZ daughter of Jean and Marie KINDT
Jean is the son of Pierre DE BEAUPREZ.

[N935] Aidan in a twin to Colin. He is the first born son and is 1 minute older than Colin.

[N936] Colin is a twin to Aidan and is the second born twin son.

[N934] In October of 1934 there was a robbery at Louis Castecker Travern. Louis, Veronica and Goldie, who was 15 at the time, were the only ones in the bar. Three armed men came in and ordered some beer. After Louis drew them the beer one of them demanded money. Louis jumped over the bar and grabbed two of them by the wrists. Goldie became aware of what was going on and ran to the back of the bar and returned with a gun. Her father told her to shoot but she was apparently afraid to do it (remember she was only 15). One of the gunmen plied loose from Louis and hit him on the forehead and then hit Veronica on the top of her head with his gun. She died 13 days later. They said that she died from a stroke and that it had nothing to do with the hit on the head. Many had doubts though. The men got away and were never found.
Goldie was killed along with her boyfriend by a train when they were coming home from Christmas Eve mass in 1936. She was 18.

[N929] Coleta was a widow and had three daughters (13, 10, and 7 yrs) from her previous marriage.

[N948] Ignace DeBruyne's database shows a birth date of 2 September 1887 and a death date of 7 September 1887.

[N941] Alternate first name: Jan

[N940] Alternate spelling of last name: DeBaeke and Baecke.

[N943] Theresia last name could be Cordin.

[N942] Alternate Surname: DeBaeke

[N945] Joannes baptised on 22 Aug 1776.

[N946] He was baptised 3 Nov 1933.


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