The NoŽ Family from the Meetjesland in Belgium
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Language problems and other questions
Dear Cousin, dear Visitor,
English is not my mother tongue. Most of what I know of the beautiful
language of Shakespeare (or was it Edward de Vere ?) I learned in or near London
I thought I spoke English fluently. Well, when I started on this translation
I found out otherwise: I needed the dictionary for innumerable terms and
expressions. If emendations are in order or if it's not quite English "as
she is spoke today" please do not hesitate: your comments will be
much appreciated and looked into gratefully and with great care.
Where I talk about your children, parents or grandparents, if you want me to say more
(or perhaps less), or if you want me to say it differently, please let me know.
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Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
Now if you think you have the answer to one or more of the questions below,
or part of the answer or a hint, or a suggestion, please write to me and help
us out. Thank you.
If you have more information about Cornelius Dhaese,
we would like to know. Cornelius was the fourth husband of Judoca De Neve. But who were
his parents ? When and where was he born ? Did he have any brothers and
- We have several questions concerning Jacobus NoŽ,
son of Ferdinand (B VI c). For
instance we don't know when or where he died.
After the death of his first wife Jacobus went to Ath to get married to
Boquet. Ath in the French speaking part of Belgium was a fairly long
way off. After her death he married a third time and his new bride was Emilie
Calcus. According to Marijn's book she was born in Bousignies.
I couldn't find a town in Belgium called Bousignies but just north of Ath there
is a town called Bouvignies. Two questions because of the proximity of the two
towns (and the two last names): could it be that Celina Maria's last name was
Bouquet instead of Boquet and if so, was she related to Emilie Calcus' mother
whose name was Florina Bouquet ? Finally, Jacobus had one daughter
Margareta Emilie who married Philemon Van De Putte. Did they have
- What happened to so many of the children of
and Tecla Francisca Rabaut ? They were born in Eeklo between 1797
and 1808. But we have no further news from Carolus Ludovicus, Anna Coleta,
Anthonius Franciscus, AdelaÔde, Marie Antoinette and Eugenie FranÁoise.
And what about Vincentius' younger brother Carolus. We only know that he
was born in Eeklo on 29/6/1779. What on earth became of them all ?
- Petrus NoŽ, son of Joannes (Joannes
was the brother of Petrus NoŽ B III b)
had 3 sons:
- Jacobus į Waterland-Oudeman 23/5/1723
- Franciscus į Waterland-Oudeman 12/1/1728
- Petrus į Waterland-Oudeman 26/7/1733.
We have no idea what became of them. Anyone knows ?
- If one of the parents of under age children died, then a list of their goods
("Staat van Goed" in Dutch) was made and everything was sold. I
call that list of property in this website "estate reckonings" and I wish to
express here my gratitude to Mr. William Goodfellow
who in a message to me suggested this translation. Did something similar happen
in other countries as well ? Is there an officially recognized English term
for this list ?
- What happened to Emma Maria,
the daughter of Joannes Franciscus (B
VII e) ? She was born in
Waterland-Oudeman on 19/10/1871 and left
for the U.S.A. never to be heard of again (by her own worried folks).
- In the Catholic Church we have Masses with singing and without. In Dutch we say
"Gezongen" mass, "gezongen" from the verb "zingen" is to
sing. And we have the "gelezen" mass (without singing).
"Gelezen" past participle of "lezen" is to read but also to pray.
What would be the correct terms in English ? A Holy Mass with singing was of
course more expensive.
(See Martinus fs Adrianus.)
- What happened to Joannes, the
fifth son of Adrianus NoŽ (B III a) and Ludovica Roets and ... what happened
the second son of Franciscus Anthonius NoŽ (B V a) ?
- What happened to Henricus,
the eldest son of Petrus NoŽ (B VII a) and Rosalie Pauwels ? In
1990, thanks to Jozef NoŽ of La Porte,
Indiana and Leo De Keersemaecker, president of "Flemings in the World"
a Wanted poster appeared in two Dutch language papers in the USA and in "De
Windmolen" (wind mill), a Canadian paper. Those appeals for information
on Henricus were not successful.
- Marie-Louise NoŽ, one
of the daughters of Petrus NoŽ (B VII a) and Rosalie Pauwels was married
twice. Did she have children ? If yes, who, when, where ? And what became of
- And what became of Florence,
eldest daughter of Francies NoŽ (B VII b) ? Did she have children ?
When and where did she and her husband die ?
- What became of Emma Maria,
the sister of Florence, the second daughter of Francies NoŽ (B VII b) ?
She left for New York with her nephew Edmond De Baets. Did she rejoin
Leonard de Baets, the father of Edmond and the widower of her younger
sister ? What became of them ?
- And how fared another August,
born in Boekhoute 2/8/1862.
And what about his older sister
What happened to her after her divorce ? And where and when did their
father Petrus Bernardus NoŽ (B VI b)
- And what happened to Petrus, son of
Francies NoŽ (B VII b) ? We know nothing other than his date of
- Joannes, one of the sons of Petrus NoŽ (B III b)
married Maria Anna Burgghrave and they had a son
Pieter who was born on 17/1/1748 at
Watervliet. We don't know anything else
about this Pieter.
- What happened to
Joanna Catharina NoŽ, daughter of
Petrus NoŽ (A III) ? We only know her date and place of birth.
- What became of Jacobus, Joannes Philippus and Petrus NoŽ. For these 3 sons
of Judocus NoŽ (B II a) we have nothing more than
their date of birth. And what about their sister, Livina Joanna ? She married
Judocus Roets. Did they have children ?
- Anyone have more information on
Clothilde, one of the daughters of Ivo
Francies NoŽ (C VII a) ? We have only her date of birth. And what
about her eldest sister,
Marie-Josephina ? She was
married to August Martens and they had 9 children. Six of them became adults.
Who ? What ? When ? Where ?
- Where and when did Franciscus Antonius NoŽ
(B V a) die ?
- What happened to Maria Joanna NoŽ (the
daughter of Eduard NoŽ [B VII e]), her husband, Harold Smalley and their child ?
Who can give us more information on them ?
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