Death ...

A couple of days ago, I reported a dramatic event in Ninove in the 19th century in the post "Drama".

I now discovered another very bad one, to which I am directly related, as the husband is my great-great-grandfather Karel Timmermans (Meerbeke 1812 - 1883). Karel was a shopkeeper and farmer. In 1839 he married Henrietta Maximiliana D'Hauwer (Meerbeke ca 1814 - Ninove 1854). They had seven children in Ninove :

Eduardus (October 13 1841 - February 23 1843) ;
Philomena (December 12 1843 - April 4 1844) ;
Joanna (February 22 1845 - May 15 1845) ;
Petronilla Amanda (April 9 1846 - March 18 1847 ) ;
Joannes (September 12 1848 - January 20 1849) ;
Cornelis (April 25 1850 - ?) ;
Philomon (February 28 1853 - September 30 1853).

Just study these dates : only Cornelis possibly survived childhood. Their mother followed them into the grave on May 10 1854.

On May 13 1857 Karel remarried Maria Anna Van den Houte, born in Lieferinge in 1825 ; the marriage was consecrated in Meerbeke. I haven't yet researched all their children : I know two two of them. My great-grandfather Jozef was born in Meerbeke on December 8 1858 and died there on October 11 1929.

1 comment:

pablo said...

I should have added that Karel and Henrietta had an older childPetrus, born in Meerbeke on October 31 1839 and who survived : he married twice.