US immigrant Leonardus's (D.10.) forefathers came from the Dutch Flemish Region, today West Flanders Belgium.
His grandfather Laurentius (C.) moved in 1745 from Ruiselede to Lapscheure, West Flanders(F). His father Leonardus (D.) moved in 1805 to the Village of Biervliet in Zeelandic Flanders where he was born. Leonardus (D.10.) emigrate to the State of New York, USA in November 1883 with his wife and three of his four sons. They ended-up west of Manito-IL in 1885, build themselfs a house and start farming.
Church in Lapscheure
Church in Biervliet
For our friends in Manito, Havana-IL, Scappoose and Portland-OR the familly history and genealogical tree of the -van Pamelen- Palmer family.
I took the opportunity to dig up the past and ensure your children know their ancestors.