His bride Philomena was also born in Boekhoute on
14/5/1845, the daughter of Charles Bral and Albertina Flament. Both were
illiterate and made their living as farm labourers. They lived at Meuleken
(Little Mill), 69 in Boekhoute.
The famous picture of Ferdinand in his pinstriped trousers
and no doubt on his best clogs.
For a long time this picture was on show
in the permanent exhibition in Boekhoute's City Hall.
We are most grateful for this picture to Mr. Freddy Noë
(son of Emiel (B IX a) and
Gilberta De Smet).
Their children also received free schooling in the municipal school of
Ferdinand kept a gun behind the kitchen door even while World War I raged
and everyone in Boekhoute knew it.
But not a single German ever came to see him (about this).
Ferdinand was also a great raconteur. And it wasn't always
the truth and nothing but the truth he told.
Philomena died in the Meuleken on 17/1/1922. Ferdinand staid on for
many more years, alone. He was finally taken to the old peoples'
home—they weren't called Senior Citizens in those days— in
Bassevelde where he died at the age
of 96 on 7/11/1945.
Bernardus Aloysius Noë
° Boekhoute 20/12/1877
x Eeklo 13/10/1906 Adelaide Mettepenningen
† Ghent 17/12/1959
° Boekhoute 13/8/1881
He married in Boekhoute with
Elisa Versluys who was born there on 28/1/1880, the daughter of Joannes
Franciscus and Valerie Heckstijl.
They had one daughter Helena Maria. She was born in Boekhoute on
25/2/1907. She was married to Jozef De Schepper in Ghent on 1/3/1930.
He was a railway engineer. They lived in the Meierij in Ledeberg.
Elisa was still alive when Hippoliet passed away in Ledeberg on 29 November 1952.
is his funeral card.
Helena died in the Byloke in Ghent on 25 September 1993. Helena and Joseph had no children.
Martinus Aloysius Noë
° Boekhoute 13/6/1884
He emigrated to France where he married and divorced. His only daughter
married a certain Pisset. Mr and Mrs. Pisset have one son and one daughter.
Emiel Joseph Noë
° Boekhoute 21/8/1888
† Boekhoute 17/10/1888
° Boekhoute 12/9/1889
She married Achiel Mouton from Jabbeke. They have one daughter.
Maria passed away in Varssenaere on 10 April 1931. Here
is her funeral card.