The Cauwels family coming from Maldegem in East-Flanders, Belgium
The Nagel family from Eede, Zeeland, the Netherlands
Eede is in Zeeland just north of the Belgian-Dutch border, north of
Maldegem, south of Aardenburg and east of
Middelburg. In the Middle Ages Middelburg
was a fortified city. Since 1977 it's part of Maldegem.
On the website of Mr. Ad van de Wouw
we found that Andreas Bernardus Cornelius Nagel was born in 's Hertogenbosch on 3-4-1826, the son of
Johannes Jacobus Nagel and Jacoba Adriaanse. According to this same source he got married in
Moergestel on 15-1-1852 to Amelia Maria Josephina van Heijnsbergen. She was born in Petange,
Luxemburg on 5-1-1825, the daughter of Hubertus van Heijnsbergen and Cornelia Vriens. She died
in Moergestel on 19 January 1911.
Here follows details of three children of Andreas and Amelia:
Maria Wilhelmina Nagel
° Best 24-9-1857
x Moergestel 16-10-1888 Ludovicus van Gils
+ Moergestel 5-1-1947
They had four children.
Alouisius Bernardus Cornelius Nagel
° Appeltern 24-4-1859
x Moergestel Maria Anna Schilders
They had five children.
Petrus Josephus Jacobus Nagel
° Altforst (West Maas en Waal) 29 January 1861.
His birth certificate mentions that his father was head teacher of the public school.
x Hooge en Lage Mierde 12 November 1892 Philomina Margaretha Verhoeven.
She was born in Hooge en Lage Mierde on 19 January 1853 the daughter of Antonie Verhoeven
and Maria van Hoof.
They were both buried in Moergestel, he on 8 October 1946 and she on 11 September 1947.
They had at least two children:
Andre Jozephus Constantius Antonius Nagel
He was born in Moergestel about 1901
He was married in Tilburg on 4-9-1928 when he was 27 years old
with Antonetta Maria Carolina Dingemans who was then 23 years young.
Philomena Maria Josephina Julia Nagel
Born around 1903.
On 8-11-1926 she married Aalbert Kok when she was 23 and he 27 years old.
Moergestel is near Tilburg. From there to Best is 15 km and from Best to
Appeltern is 38 km. This last town is situated west of Nijmegen.
Appeltern, Best and Moergestel. Map thanks to Google.
The Zeeuwen Gezocht website
(Zeelanders Wanted) has 3 entries on:
Andreas Bernardus Nagel and his partner Amelia Maria Josephina van Heijnsbergen (shopkeeper)
but they have no record of their wedding, no doubt because Moergestel is definitely not in
1. Franciscus Cornelis Nagel
x Eede 10-7-1900 Ghislena Maria Hortensia van Vooren.
Ghislena was born on 20-11-1875 in Eede, the daughter van Eduardus van Vooren
(Eede 2/2/1830 - Eede 1/11/1917) (broodbakker) and Melania van Belleghem
(Middelburg, East-Flanders 20/2/1837 - Eede 26/8/1923).
According to details of their wedding certificate on the
Zeeuwen Gezocht website Franciscus was born in
Appeltern and he was 35 years old when he married. That means he was born about 1840.
Franciscus was a carpenter. His wife died on 13 May 1961 in Maldegem
The daughter of Franciscus and Ghislena:
Bertha Melania Maria Nagel
° Vlissingen (or Eede ?) 24-4-1901 x Eede 16-9-1924 Georges Jozef August de Coninck. Georges was born in Maldegem on 10/03/1902. He was the son of
Edmond Francies de Coninck (merchant) and Palmiera Leocadia Alleman. Georges was one
of the best photographers of the whole region.
Both passed away in Maldegem, Georges on 12/10/1975 and Bertha on 27/12/1996.
2. Christianus Constantius Nagel x Eede 20-1-1882 Melania van Rie
According to the wedding certificate Christianus was 25 years old when he got married and he was
born in Best, a place near Tilburg and 's Hertogenbosch. He was school head.
Melanie was the daughter of Amandus van Rie (farmer) and Anna Catharina Kockuijt.
She was born in Eede and 20 years old on her wedding day.
Both died in Eede, Christianus on 12-11-1932 and Melanie on 6-10-1939.
The children of Christianus and Melanie:
Regina Maria Ernestina Nagel
° Eede 2-6-1883
x Eede 11-10-1921 Camil Josephus van Vooren. He was the son of Charles
Louis van Vooren and Rosalia van den Driessche Regina was a teacher.
Camil passed away in Oostburg on 7-9-1959.
Celesta Maria Nagel
° Eede 12-3-1885
x Eede 31-7-1912 Achilles Cornelis Wijffels. Achilles was born in
Breskens on 7-7-1885, the son of Ludivicus Bernardus Wijffels and Maria
There exists a record claiming that she left Eede on her wedding day of
Calgary in Canada. We hope they managed to go there together.
Alphons Andreas Nagel
° Eede 29-9-1886
Left Ede on 21-5-1908 for Illinois, U.S.A. Here
thanks to Paula Schave in the
Find a Grave website we find something
about a certain Alphons A. Nagel, born on 9-9-1886, deceased on 9-12-1982 and burried on the Saint
Johns Cemetery, Rapids City, Rock Island County in Illinois. As wife that record mentions
Martha Nagel (1892 - 1965). Could this perhaps be our Alphons Andreas Nagel ?
Marinus Eduardus Augustinus Nagel
° Eede 20-11-1887
x Breskens 2-5-1912 Gusta Sophia Wijffels.
Gusta was born in Breskens on 1-1-1888. She was the daughter of Loduvicus Bernardus Wijffels
and Victoria Maria Braet.
Franciscus Petrus Nagel
° Eede 2-8-1890
He was single whe he left on 10-5-1912 Eede for Illinois, U.S.A.
Henri Lucien Nagel
° Eede 23-1-1892
There are two emigration cards: according to one of these he left on 10-5-1912
for Illinois, U.S.A. and according to the other card he lived in Eede when
he left for Illinois, U.S.A. on 10-6-1926. Both cards say he was
Another source says he got married in Maldegem on 22/5/1926 to
Maria Magdalena Victoria Cauwels
Emma Wilhelmina Francisca Nagel
° Eede 25-6-1893
x Eede 5-10-1932 Petrus Vermeire
Petrus was born in Aardenburg, the son of Désiré Vermeire and Amelia Sophia de Bruijne.
He was a merchant when he got married but his death certificate says he was
a farmer when he died in Oostburg on 26-11-1957 at the age of 62.
Jeanette Lucie Marie Nagel
° Eede 2-12-1896
She was single when she left Eede in 1920 for Illinois in the U.S.A.