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*Desire Disere Van Den Woestyne

Male 1869 - 1960  (90 years)


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  • Name *Desire Disere Van Den Woestyne 
    Born 3 Dec 1869  Balgroeke, Ef, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Mar 1960  Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10891  My Genealogy

    Father *Seraphien Peter Van Den Woestyne,   b. Abt 1843, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1879, Atkinson Township, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Mother Philomena Prilam Safein,   b. 1 Mar 1845, Adegem, East Flanders, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1926, Atkinson Township, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Abt 1867  Belgium - Dutch - Flemmish Language Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F65292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emma Roelandt Roeland,   b. 29 Oct 1877, Saint Laureins, Ef, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1964, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1896  Henry County, Illinois Per Www.Ancestry.Com Source Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Emma was 19 years old and Desire was 27 years old when they marriedper 1930 Federal Census Record for Henry County. By the 1930 censusthey had four sons, Walker, Virgil E., Walter J., Ralph L., and onedaughter Anna G. Van De Woestyne. A five year old grandson wasliving with them in 1930 also, Kenneth R. Van De Woestyne. He wasborn in Illinois and so were both of his parents.
    Children 
     1. Living Van Den Woestyne
     2. Seraphine Seraphien Leo Van Den Woestyne,   b. 3 Feb 1899, Ringle Farm, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1979, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Grace Mae Van Den Woestyne,   b. 1 May 1902, Ringle Farm, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1987, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Living Van Den Woestyne
     5. Clarence Joseph Van Den Woestyne,   b. 12 Apr 1906, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1996, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     6. Living Van Den Woestyne
     7. Wilbert Desire Van Den Woestyne,   b. 28 Oct 1908, Atkinson Township, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1964, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     8. *Virgil Emil Van Den Woestyne,   b. 11 Sep 1910, Atkinson Township, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1993, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     9. Living Van Den Woestyne
     10. Ralph Leroy Van Den Woestyne,   b. 12 May 1914, Atkinson Township, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1977, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F65612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1930 Census gives his age as 60 years old, and this would probablyput his birth year as 1859-1860. This matches the informationprovided by the unknown contributor to www.Ancestry.com as far as theyear of his birth.