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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES

 .EVERAERT.

(also: D'Hondt, Dhoudt, De La Sorte, Kremers, Huisman)
descendant contact:  Laura
contributed by: Laura


 
Louis Everaert
   Born: 14 Oct 1862 in Evergem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
    Father: Petrus Everaert
        Birth 5 Apr 1829 in Evergem, East Flanders, Belguim
        Death 28 Jan 1904 in Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium
    Mother: Justina De La Sorte
        Birth 1835 in Evergem, East Flanders, Belguim
        Death 30 Oct 1882 in Evergem, East Flanders, Belguim
    Immigration:
2 Dec 1881 Louis Everaert arrived in Philadelphia, PA from Antwerp, Belgium.  The ship Hecla a Red Star Line left Antwerp on 9 Nov 1881.  
Notes on Louis Everaert:  Birth certificate from Belgium states that an infant boy was born on the 14th of October at five o'clock in the morning to Petrus Everaert age 33 a laborer and his housekeeper Justina De la Sorte, age 28 and named him Karel Louis
.  Louis settled in Oconto, Wisconsin until he moved to Portland, Oregon; then to Chapman, Oregon.  He opened a country store and he and wife Mary raised their 4 sons there.  Chapman was a logging community near Scappoose, Oregon.  Scappoose is about 20 miles from Portland, OR.
+ Mary D'Hondt (please see family tree below) - wife of Louis Everaert
    Born: 1871
    Died: 1932
    Father: Joseph D'Hondt (Dhoudt)
        Birth 23 Aug 1835 in Zaamslag, Zeeland, Netherland
        Immigration: 1881
        Occupation: Day Laborer in 1900;
        Death 08 Oct 1906 in Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, USA
        notes on Joseph Dhoudt: Lived on McDonald Street on Oconto1900;
    Mother: Cordelia De La Sorte
        Birth 13 Mar 1839 in Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium
        Marriage: 1870 in Belgium
(9 births in Belgium, 4 living in 1900)
        Immigration: 1882 or 1884 with children
        Death 12 Sept 1901 in Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, USA
    Marriage:
11 Apr 1895 Age: 30 in Menominee County, Michigan,
    Died: 1932            
Children of Louis and Mary Everaert:
   Petrus Everaert 1895
Oconto County, WI – 1895  May 4, Oconto County, WI
   Clifford Lewis Everaert 1896
Oconto County, WI – 1951 
notes on Cifford:
Clifford Everaert joined the U.S. Army on January 10, 1916 - World War I.  He was a cook.  He was gassed during his time in France & Belguim.  He died in 1951 and is buried at the Willamette National Cemetary in Portland, Oregon.
   Raymond Joseph Everaert Jan. 5, 1898 Oconto County, WI – 1980
   Beno Edward Everaert April 1, 1906
Oconto County, WI – 1986
   Chester Francis Everaert 1908
Oconto County, WI – 1991

Note: "Mary Dhondt was a very pretty lady and loved to wear big hats.  When Grandpa Louie bought the property in Chapman she cried when she got off the train (where the old Kremers home was) because she liked living in Portland and did not want to move to the country.  But after awhile she loved it and never wanted to go back to the city.  She went blind because of diabetes.  She died in May of 1932."

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Family Notes: Joseph D'Hondt was born in Zaamslag in the Netherland provice of Zeeland, his sister Maria Theresia was born there also.   Zaamslag is located just over the border of East Flanders, Belgium.  Joseph was employed as a butler and coachman for a wealthy family in Belgium.  It was here that me met and married Cordelia De La Sorte of Ghent, Belguim.  She was a cook in the same family.  After their marriage they are believed to have settled in Doornzele where he operated a saloon.  They had three childern in Belguim.  Mary born in 1871, Matilda born 12 Mar 1874 and Elodia (Ella) born 3 Aug 1878.  In 1881, the D'Hondts emigrated to the United States, settling in Oconto, Wisconsin.  In Oconto a fourth daughter , Alice was born 22 Feb 1882. 

The childern grew up and married as follows:  Mary married Louis Everaert on 11 Apr 1893.  They were married in Marquette, Michigan and then settled in Scappoose, Oregon.  Matlida married Peter Kremers ,originally from the Netherlands, on 7 Jan 1895.  They were married in Oconto and settled in Beaverton, Oregon.  Elodia (Ella) married Edward Huisman on 8 Apr 1902.  They were married in Oconto and made their home there.  Alice married Frank Huisman Sr., brother of Ella's husband on 2 July 1906 in Oconto, Wisconsin and made their home there.

Joseph D'Hondt (Dhoudt)
        Birth 23 Aug 1835 in Zaamslag, Zeeland, Netherland
        Immigration: 1881
        Occupation: Day Laborer in 1900;
        Death 08 Oct 1906 in Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, USA
Notes on Joseph Dhoudt: Lived on McDonald Street on Oconto1900;
+ Cordelia De La Sorte
        Birth 13 Mar 1839 in Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium
        Marriage: 1870 in Belgium
(9 births in Belgium, 4 living in 1900)
        Immigration: 1882 or 1884 with children
        Death 12 Sept 1901 in Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, USA

    Children of Joseph and Cordelia Dhoudt: (born in Belgium):The Joseph D'Hondts had four other daughters and a son, all of whom died in infancy, probably of croup.
       1. Mary D'Hondt  (please see Everaert tree
above)
             Birth 17 May 1871 in Evergem, East Flanders, Belguim
             Death 13 May 1932 in Scappoose, Columbia, Oregon USA
        + Louis Everaert
             Birth 14-10-1862 in Evergem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
             Death 17 May 1938 in Scappoose, Columbia, Oregon USA 
Notes on Louis Everaert: birth certificate from Belgium states that an infant boy was born on the 14th of October at five o'clock in the morning to Petrus Everaert age 33 a laborer and his housekeeper Justina De la Sorte, age 28 and named him Karel Louis.
       2. Matilda D'Hondt
  
             Born: March 1874 in Belgium
             Died: 1954
Notes on Matilda: Working as a clerk in a store in Milwaukee with 7 children in 1910; Widowed, living in Spitzenberg, Columbia Township, Oregon in 1920: 
        + Peter Kremers
             Born: September 1867 in Holland
             Immigration: 1892
             Occupation: House Carpenter in Milwaukee 1910
             Marriage: April 7, 1895 in Oconto County, Wisconsin
             Children of Matilda and Peter:  7 births and 7 living,all born in Wisconsin
                    Cecelia Kremers - born 1896  
                    Sylvester Kremers - born 1898  
                    Lucy Kremers - born 1900
                    Leonard P. Kremers - born 1902
                    Walter L. Kremers - born 1916
                    Joseph Kremers - born 1908
                    Edmond Kremers - born 1910
        3. Elodia (Ella) D'Hondt  August 1878 – 1939
                Birth 3 Aug 1878 in Ghent E. Flanders, Belgium 
                Death 8 Apr 1939 in Oconto, Wisconsin
                Burial: Oconto Catholic Cemetery, Oconto,  Wisconsin 
        +  Edward Huisman
                Birth: Nov. 13, 1879
                Father: Charles Huisman - born: 1841 Assenede, East Flanders, Belgium in ; died:  Dec. 1, 1905  No Stone   Oconto Catholic Cemetery
                Mother: Sophia VanHecke - born: May 1, 1842 in Sleidinge, East Flanders, Belgium; died: Apr. 17, 1908  No Stone   Oconto Catholic Cemetery
                Death: Aug. 7, 1951
                Burial: Oconto Catholic Cemetery, Oconto,  Wisconsin 
                Children of Elodia and Edward:
                        Joseph Chester Huisman Nov. 6, 1903 in Oconto County, Wisconsin   – June 22, 1967 Oconto County, Wisconsin (automotive service)
                        Jeanette C Huisman  Dec. 18, 1904 in Oconto County, Wisconsin  –  Dec. 8, 1984 in Green Bay, Wisconsin (single, Parish Priest's Housekeeper)
                        Mary Grace Huisman Courchaine Mar. 26, 1906 in Oconto County, Wisconsin – April 29, 1965 in Green Bay, Wisconsin (Teacher)
                        Howard E. Huisman Sept. 3, 1908 in Oconto County, Wisconsin  – Nov. 1987 (bottler/distributor)
                        Clarence J. Huisman Dec. 18, 1910 in Oconto County, Wisconsin – Feb 13, 1996 in Green Bay, Wisconsin
                        Edward Benedict Huisman Oct. 11, 1914 in Oconto County, Wisconsin - Jan. 1986 in Green Bay, Wisconsin
         4. Alice Mary D'Hond
                 Born:  December 17, 1881  in Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium
                 Died: Sept. 1949 in Green Bay, Wisconsin
                 Burial: Calvary Cemetery in Oshkosh, Wisconsin              
           + Frank Huisman -  brother of Edward married to Elodia D'Hondt.
                 Born:  December 17, 1881  in Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium
                 Marriage: July 2, 1906 in Oconto County, Wisconsin 
                 Occupation: Railroad Mechanic
                 Died: June 1934 in Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin
                 Burial: Calvary Cemetery in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Notes of Frank: death due to Diabetes
                  Children of Alice and Frank:
                        Alice  Huisman Loewen b: June 17, 1907 in Oconto, Oconto, WI - Aug. 27, 1989 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
                        Flora  Huisman b: Sept. 18, 1908 in Oconto, Oconto, WI - Dec 1995
                        Frank, Jr.  Huisman b: Oct. 23, 1910 in Oconto, Oconto, WI - May 1985
                        Cecilia  Huisman Miller b: Nov. 2, 1911 in Oshkosh, Winnebago, WI - July 12, 1965 in Appleton, Wisconsin
                        Carl H Huisman b: Oct. 21, 1913 in Oshkosh, Winnebago, WI - May 1983
                        Paul  Huisman b: July 24, 1922 in Oshkosh, Winnebago, WI - Dec. 13, 1994


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