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Subject: Re: HEIDI HOO
Author: Erlkonigin
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2005
Classification: Query
Surnames: DeRycke, Dumolyn, Buysse?

Hi Jeffrey,

I'm looking for DeRycke relatives from Bouchoute/Boucholte/Bouchaute Belgium. Not sure how it is really spelled - each record I come across is slightly different. I think this might be present-day Boekhoet, but not sure. Anyway, several of my DeRyckes emigrated to Annawan, Rock Island, and Moline, Illinois in the early 1900s-1920s.

Names I have so far:

August DeRycke (stayed in Belgium)
Theofil DeRycke, wife Louise (em. to Annawan, Illinois)
Leonie DeRycke (em. to Illinois, traveled with Eduard Buysse, also from Bouchoute - he listed Theofil DeRycke as his brother-in-law at Ellis Island)

August's children (supposedly there were 10 total):

Theofil DeRycke (em. 1910?, served in Belgian army in World War I)
Mary (Marie?) married Edmond Dumolyn (em. to Annawan, Illinois)
Henri DeRycke (em. 1920)
unknown DeRycke married Thomas Wauters in Canada