His bride Sophie was the daughter of Jan Baptist
and Seraphina De Craene. She was born in Waterland-Oudeman on 19/6/1851.
He was engineer or machinist. They left for Borgerhout (now part of the city of Antwerp) where several of
their children were born. They came back to Boekhoute with two of their
children. They then moved to Eeklo where they ran a public house. But
he was also a clockmaker. On 29 April 1914 they left once again for Borgerhout.
They both died during WW I.
We know of the following children:
Emma Maria Noë
° Waterland-Oudeman 19/10/1871
She left for the U.S.A.
An Emma Noë was listed on the passenger list of 1887 of the S.S. Noordland (of
the Red Star Line) bound for New York. She was then 16 years old, servant,
An Emma Noë got married on 14/9/1889 in Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey to Edward
Van Paemele (° 1860 Belgium). They had two children. Are we still
talking here about our Emma Maria Noë ?
° Waterland-Oudeman 5/5/1875
x Borgerhout 12/2/1898 Carolina Ruts
† Antwerp 21/4/1954
Virginie Maria Noë
° Dendermonde 19/1/1877
She was married in Borgerhout on 29/9/1900 to Petrus Francies De Villers,
° Waterland-Oudeman 3/12/1874, fs. Leonardus De Villers, innkeeper and
Virginia Van Durme. The groom's job ? "Vuurstoker" !
That means boilerman or firer.
Her dad was absent with a doctor's certificate. The wedding act was signed i.a.
by Virgini Noë (diaeresis on the e) and by A Noé (with acute accent on the e).
They had at least 2 children:
Emma Sophia Leonarda De Villers
° Borgerhout 9/7/1901
Achilles Gustavus Henricus De Villers
° Borgerhout 17/8/1903
Achilles' father is described in the birth certificate as "railway employee".
° Borgerhout 5/8/1879
x Maria Philomena Van Mensel
Their 3 daughters:
° Borgerhout 1899
† Borgerhout 22/12/1899; 4 months and 23 days old
Anna Catharina Petrus Noé
° Borgerhout 2/11/1902
Maria Josepha Eduardus Noé
° Borgerhout 5/3/1904 (Akte nr 228 van 5/3/1904)
° Borgerhout 24/7/1881
married to a certain Mr. Mannaerts. They had one daughter.
Julia Maria Noë
° Borgerhout 12/4/1883
x Borgerhout 1/07/1902 Josephus Goormans
Her brother Eduard Noé is one of the witnesses. Julia and Eduard sign with
Noë and not with Noé,the other witness is Julius Mannaerts, no doubt her
brother-in-law, the husband of her sister Josephine. Julia's father can
not give his consent to the marriage due to a mental illness. The Doctor's
certificate was added to the marriage register. Josephus Goormans is a
city employee. He was born on 30/5/1880 in Borgerhout. His father
Victor is a cobbler.
Victorina Sophia Julia Goormans
° Borgerhout 12/07/1903
The midwife came to the townhall for the formalities of the registration
of the birth because the newborn's father couldn't.
° Borgerhout 23/12/1885
She never married.
° Borgerhout 15/9/1889
He was a clockmaker.
He married Margaretha Maria Coppenolle.
They had one daughter Blanche born in Boekhoute on 30/8/1909.
Blanche married a Mr Van Campe. She died in 1988.