He married in Bassevelde on 30/5/1906 with Leontine De Pape.
She was born in Bassevelde on 12/10/1877, the eldest daughter of Engelbert De Pape and
Clementine De Langhe.
They continued the exploitation of his father's farm in the St. Elooispolder in
Like his father Henri was for many years active as a town councellor.
Henri and Leontine happily celebrated their golden wedding jubilee (50 years)
but a little more three years later he died on the farm on 3 September 1959.
Leontine died in the arms of her daughter Aline in Zaffelare on 13/2/1969.
Henri and Leontine had 12 children all born in the Overslag:
He was a brilliant and well known
Jesuit priest. He was ordained a priest on 10 June 1933.
He died on 24 July 1946 after a long illness.
° 14/9/1908 and died there on 26/11/1908.
his twin sister died on 30/11/1908.
She became Sister Marie-Madeleine,
a cloistered discalced Carmelite anchoress.
She died after a long illness in Ghent on 27/10/1989.
° Christmas Day 1910.
On 22 February 1938 in Boekhoute he
married Clara De Jonghe. She was born there on 24 September 1901. They
took over the farm of her parents in the Posthoorn in Boekhoute. They had no
Clara died in the Maria Middelares Hospital in St.-Denijs-Westrem (Ghent) on 27/9/1987
and less than a year later on 7/10/1988 Urbain died in Boekhoute.
She died in the Overslag barely 3 and a half months old on 28/1/1913.
He became a priest on 24 August 1945.
He was a very well known educator and author of a series of acclaimed schoolbooks
used for many years in all the Catholic schools of Flanders.
He died in Ghent on 27/3/1982.
He became a Franciscan priest (Minorite).
After a spell as a prisoner of war he was ordained a priest in Leuven on 2/8/1942.
On 20 February 1945 he left for Chili. And from 1948 till 1960 he was maths and
physics professor at the Seminario Franciscano at La Serena.
When his health failed he came back to Belgium. He died on 23 February 1992 in the
Maria Middelares Hospital in St.-Denijs-Westrem (Ghent).
He continued on the family farm in the St. Elooispolder.
On 12 May 1948 he married Irma De Letter. She was born on 23/11/1923. They had
8 children and 7 grandchildren. Raymond died in the Overslag on 8 June 2005.
See here for a beautiful picture of
Raymond as a soldier. And
here we have a picture of Irma's parents with four of their children
including Irma herself.
On 17 November 2016 Irma and Raymond had 6 greatgrandchildren.
° 2 June 1918
On 22 August 1947 in the
Overslag she was married to René Van
Hecke, a florist from Zaffelare. He was born there on 24/11/1912, the son of Adolf
Van Hecke and Clotilde Van Peteghem. Aline gave birth to two daughters and one son
Willem (Zaffelare 17/3/1953 - Zelzate 9/12/2011). They have 7 grandchildren.
René died in Ghent on 7/5/1973. And Aline died, also in Ghent, on 30/5/1989. Here we have a wedding photograph.
On 8 December 1950 she started her life as a nun with the Cistercian Sisters in Ghent.
And now she studied to become a nurse. On 12 August 1952 she took her religious vows and
became Sister Assumpta. Here
is a picture taken after her Perpetual Profession of Vows.
She was respected by everyone who knew her for the many many years of devoted service she gave
to the Maria Middelares Hospital in St.-Denijs-Westrem (Ghent). In 2001 she celebrated
her golden jubilee.
And finally on 1 February 2007 here in her hospital where she had helped so many patients
she quietly passed away.
He married Elfrieda, Raimond's sister-in-law in Wachtebeke on 16/7/1949. Se was born
there on 19/5/1928. About a month after their wedding they emigrated to Detroit in the
United States of America. They lived for quite a few years in La Porte, Indiana.
They have 8 children and 2 grandchildren.
Joseph died on 24 July 1992 and Elfrieda on 19 December 2003.
Many thanks to Mr. Erik Van Peteghem for supplementary information.