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From: Marc Verschooris< >
Subject: Looking for Louise Sutterman in Chicago
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 08:31:16 GMT
Sirenius Sutterman (no, not Jewish!), born at Sint-Lievens-Houtem,
married Idalie Roobroeck. They then went to Roubaix (in Northern
France, where they had, and in fact still have lots of relatives).
They re-emigrated to the US after the war, and settled in Chicago,
where their daughter Louise was born. Sirenius was a successful
butcher and lived on 54th Avenue. Last letters to arrive there and
originate from there, date from the fifties.
Louise had two daughters, Joan born in 1939 and Jane, born in 1941.
Unbelievably, none of the French Flemish relatives ever bothered to
note down the names of the three husbands involved - ignoring of
course that in the Anglosaxon world women take their husbands' names.
An attempt to to start the trace from shipping records on Sutterman
and Roobroeck failed dismally. A clerk at Chicago City hall claimed a
trace from there would be equally unsuccessful. A pity, since a death
certificate of Sirenius and/or Louise (well, they hope she's still
alive) may provide useful information.
(Re-post, with new, correct e-mail address - Thanks to the people who
have already reacted)
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