From History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley, by Merton Edwin Krug, Publ. February 1929 by the author. Printed by Democrat Printing Company, Madison, Wis., Page 474
Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Schyvinck. Mr. Schyvinck was born in Maldehem, Belgium, Jan. 19, 1874, on the ancestral farm his forbearers had held for many generations. His grandfather, Bernard Schyvinck, a native of the Maldehem farm also, was left a widower in early life, and was obliged to rear his family without a mother. One of the children, Petrus G. Schyvinck, our subject's father was born on the farm near Maldehem, May 14, 1835; his wife, whose maiden name was Rosalie Verwulst, was born in Maldehem; they were married about 1870, and following in the footsteps of his fathers, they lived and died on the old farm; she, April 1885; he, Jan. 31, 1907.
Our subject grew to manhood on the farm of his birth; then, in 1906, he went to Holland, locating at Oostburg, where he was united in marriage, Feb. 18, 1903, to Miss Maria Theresia van Lersberghe. Mrs. Schyvinck was born march 4, 1884 in Oostburg, daughter of Ludovicies and Amelia (Goelens) Van Lersberghe. Her father was born in Moerkerke, Belgium, Sept. 13, 1844, and died Feb. 21, 1923. The mother, born Feb. 29, 1854, resides in Westeappelle, Belgium, aged 74 years. Mr. and Mrs. Lersberghe were married in March 1879. After residing for three years at Oostburg, on Feb. 24, 1906, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Schyvinck set out for America, sailing on the steamer, Vauderland, and arrived in New York, March 6, 1906. The ship on which they sailed was an immigrant steamer, bearing 2300 European immigrants to the United States.
From New York our subjects departed immediately for Reedsburg, arriving here March 8th, and in the vicinity they have continually resided since. In the fall of 1914, they purchased the east Daniel Sullivan farm in Winfield, where they lived for fourteen years, employing all lines of farming general in this section of the state. They run an extensive dairy.
Mr. and Mrs. Schyvinck were the parents of three children: William Pertus, born Nov. 24, 1906; Bernard John, born Feb. 19, 1909, died Feb. 8, 1921; Harry Patrick, born March 16, 1917.
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