I live south of Muscatine. I found a death card in my Grandmother's belongings she brought from Belgium in 1914 that might be of interest to you.
It is for Ivo Persyn, husband of Nathalia Lambrecht. He died in Ruiselede near Tielt 6 July 1892 at 68 yrs.9 months.I do not know why that was important to her other than that was her hometown.
When I googled Cyriel's name and 1913 I saw on rootsweb part of ancestry that he registered for WWI while working for JD as a single man. You will learn more as you hunt around on ancestry!