I got some exciting news! So out of desperation I sent off what I knew about my Great Grandpa Louis Boon and Great Grandma Mary Bauwens to the Dickinson County Michigan Rootsweb email group and GUESS WHAT?! I got an email from a group member that had info on the families INCLUDING where they lived in Belgium! This person lives in Belgium so he can do research in the area that mine lived in. I think our families married into each other or something but he's not directly related.
So those of you who read my blog posts on the extremely rare occasion that I post them probably know that my great grandma and grandpa Boone were supposed to have something shipped over on the Titanic but for whatever reason wasn't which prompted a family trip to Belgium. Well recently I was doing some reading on the Titanic and I discovered that there were HOYT's on board the ship! William Fisher Hoyt and Frederick Hoyt and his wife. As far as I can tell William and Frederick are distant…Continue
My grandpa Boone's parents came over from Belgium in the 1890's and I'd known for awhile that the family went back to Belgium in May 1912 and returned in June on the Antwerp. I'd always thought that they went over to see family but I found out from my Uncle that even though they did stick around for awhile to visit with the family, they'd actually gone over to retreive the rest of their belongings that their parents couldn't take with them when they first left Belgium and the family…Continue