Venantius is the only son of Leonardus (D.10.) who lived all his life in Holland.
He and his family are Dutch relatives of US- immigrants who came from the Flemish Region, the Southern Province of Zeeland
in the Netherlands.
His forefather came from Lapscheure- Belgium and his father lived in Bierviet- Holland where he was born. His parents and three brothers emigrate in November1883 to the USA and made their home in 1884 in Manito-Illinois.