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About: Belgian genealogical free-time researcher living in Germany
Sophia Vaele was the oldest daughter of Jan Baptiste Vaele (1781-1828) and Barbara Hebbelinck (1789-1868). In 1841, she married to Pieter-Francies Janssens (1808-1879) a rich farmer in Overmere. Together with him, she had 13 children in addition to the 2 surviving children that he had from his first marriage. Until the end of the 19th century, she stayed in Overmere but due to her advanced age and illness she then moved to the Begijnhof of St-Amandsberg where she died in 1903. She survived 8 of her children.
Alfred Buckinx (1889-1957) was son of Germain Buckinx (1854-1925) and Leontine Detiege (1858-1909). He married in 1914 shortly before the first world war in which he and he older brother Jules participated on the side of the small Belgian armee enclosed in the permanent war area of the Westkust (Ieper). He survived the war and returned to his wife. Similar to his father, he worked as a railroad employee.
Class photo of Sidonie Buckinx (1885-1956). Her father was a railroad employee and worked consecutively in a number of cities in Belgium.
Irma Buckinx (1886-1942) was the third daughter of Germain and Leontine Detiege. When her mother died prematurely in 1909 she took care of the youngest of her 13 brothers and sisters. In the beginning of the first world war, her father retired from a job as railroad employee and she took care of him until his dead in 1925. In 1928 she then married Achilles Janssens (1889-1947) with whom she had two daughters. In 1942 she died from the same hart problems her mother died from too.
Sidonie Buckinx (1885-1956) worked in Gent as a telephone operator until she retired in 1939 because of illness. She lived together with her sister's family.
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