When Petrus Noë
(B VII a) was almost three years old he received a brother called
Francies. Francies was barely 5 years old when he lost his mother.
He was brought up by his 2 elder sisters and later by his stepmother.
He married Ursula Mussche who was born in Ursel
on 16/2/1835, the daughter of Jan Baptist Mussche and Bernardina Ronse.
Here (thanks i.a. to Sara Noe Coblin who lives in
California) we have a copy of Ursula's birth certificate. She was a labourer.
Francies and Ursula first lived in Eeklo, then in
Ursel in the Vrekkem quarter but after the
death of Francies in 1873 she moved to
Kaprijke where she died at the Eindeke
(Small End) quarter on 6/1/1903.
Ursula gave Francies seven children:
° Eeklo 23/8/1862
She married in Eeklo on 26/11/1885 with Bruno Lippens who was born in
Lembeke on 30/9/1848. He was a weaver.
They first lived at the Balgerhoekstraat, 35 in Eeklo but on 3/6/1891 they moved to Adegem.
Florence lived in Zandvleuge when she died in the Brugschestraat in Eeklo on 24-1-1900.
Emma Maria Noë
° Bellem 11/9/1864
She married in Kaprijke on 11/2/1886 with Joris
Francies Roegiers. He was a labourer, born on 25/7/1847 in
Lembeke, the son of Francies Roegiers and Victoria
De Pape. In 1891 they lived at Vrombautstraat, 15 in Eeklo. And that is where Joris Francies
died on 6/1/1898, mourned by 3 sons and 1 daughter.
One of these sons was Camillus Roegiers, born in Kaprijke on 9 January 1887.
The Venesoen Reports tell us something about August and Camile Roegiers:
on 4/3/1905 August Roegiers leaves aboard the "Finland". He goes to his uncle August Noë
in Moline, Illinois, U.S.A.; he was 17 years old, from Eeklo, farmer. He had 75 franks
in his pocket.
And on 26/8/1905 Camile Roegiers leaves for America on the "Vaderland", he was 18 years old,
from Eeklo, day laborer. He also goes to his uncle Auguste Noë, in Moline, Illinois. Camil
has 100 franks on his person, he speaks Flemish. Were they the sons Joris and Emma ?
In 1900 we find Emma at the Vrombautstraat, 42. She was then registered as a shopkeeper.
She also brought up Edmond De Baets, the son of her younger sister who had died in 1904.
In 1912 she emigrated to New York with her stepson and daughter.
She died in Erie, Illinois on 8 March 1929.
of Mrs. Judi McDowell we show you her funeral card printed by the Gazette van Moline.
Maria Josepha Noë
° Bellem 25/4/1866
She married Leonardus De Baets who was 3 years her senior and by whom she had one
She died at the Eindeke quarter of
Kaprijke on 29/11/1904 while her husband was in the USA.