The third post in search of Levinus van Cauwenberge and Barbera Theresia Rombaut. So far I looked at records in Zeeuwen Gezocht (Zeelanders Wanted). Today I move to the scans of the Dutch civil registration on FamilySearch.
Daughter Barbera Theresia van Cauwenberge married on 26 April 1820 in Aardenburg, to Henricus Coppens. She needed parental permission, or proof of the death of her parents. If I check the marriage supplements of this marriage I should find the supplied proof. And indeed, it has extracts of the death records of both Levinus van Cauwenberge and Barbera Theresia Rombaut! Levinus died 3 December 1815 in Sint Margriete. Barbera Theresia's death extract is harder to read, but I think she died 3 Prairial VII (a date in the French Republican Calendar), i.e. 22 May 1799. She was 27 years old, and died at her home in St Margriete. Unfortunately it does not list her parents.
So Levinus was a lot older than his wife, and quick to remarry after her death (probably because of his young children). Chances are that Barbera Theresia was not his first wife, either.
As I mentioned last week, there seem to be two marriage records for Levinus van Cauwenberge and Johanna Cornelia d'Haanens, one in Sluis and one in Eede. I could not find the one from Eede (it seems the years VII and VIII (French Republican Calendar) are missing), but I did download a scan of the marriage certificate from Sluis. That did not provide anything new, though (except maybe that Pieter Johannes Rombaut, age 57, was one of the witnesses - is he related to Barbera Theresia?).
From the death certificate of Joannes Francies I learned that the boy was born in St Margriete and died in the house of a certain Cornelis Hendrijcks in Eede. The death certificate was signed by father Levinus van Cauwenberge and by Cornelis Hendrijcks.
The last records I downloaded were the marriage certificate and supplements of the marriage of Anthonius Bernardus van Couwenberge, son of Livinus van Couwenberge and Maria Kornelia de Vos, and Colleta Francisca van Bestbrugge. One of the marriage supplements is an extract of the death record of my ancestor Levinus van Cauwenberge, so it seems he has been married to Maria Kornelia de Vos too!
There are many resources from the province Zeeland, on Zeeuwen Gezocht and on FamilySearch, but very few from across the border, from the province Oost-Vlaanderen in Belgium. What I did find was an index to church records from Sint Laureins, a village in the region where my ancestors lived. And look what I found in this index:
- 16 August 1780: Livien van Cauwenberge, born in St Jan in Eremo, married Anna Maria Jacobs, widow of Frans Martens.
- 6 May 1782: Livien van Cauwenberge, born in St Jan in Eremo, widower of Anna Maria Jacobs, married Joanna Maria van Hijfte, widow of Peter de Vulder.
- 21 April 1789: Livien van Cauwenberge, born in St Jan in Eremo, widower of Anna Maria Jacobs and of Joanna Maria van Hijfte, married Maria Cornelia de Vos.
- 22 October 1781: Death of Anna Maria Jacobs, widow of Frans Martens and spouse of Livien van Cauwenberghe, age 43.
I can update the entries for Levinus and Barbera Theresia again. Most data are from secondary sources and have to be verified!
|114||Levinus van Cauwenberge. Born 15 February 1749 in Sint Johannes in Eremo, Belgium. Died 3 December 1815 in Sint Margriete, Belgium. Parents Johannes Baptiste van Cauwenberge and Maria de Poortere. He married 1. Anna Maria Jacobs, on 16 August 1780 in St Laureins; 2. Joanna Maria van Hijfte, on 6 May 1782 in St Laureins; 3. Maria Cornelia de Vos, on 21 April 1789 in St Laureins; 4. Barbera Theresia Rombaut, date and place unknown; 5. Johanna Cornelia d' Haanens, on 29 May 1799 in Eede and/or 18 June 1799 in Sluis.|
|115||Barbera Theresia Rombaut. Born around 1772. Died 22 May 1799 in St Margriete, Belgium.|
I also created a timeline of the events we looked at in the last three weeks (again, most of these still need to be confirmed). Look at the chain of events in May/June 1799: I wonder how Levinus felt, and what he thought, at the time.
|15 Feb 1749||Birth of Levinus van Cauwenberge||St Jan in Eremo, prov. Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|ABT 1772||Birth of Barbera Theresia Rombaut|
|16 August 1780||Marriage of Levinus van Cauwenberge and Anna Maria Jacobs||St Laureins, prov. Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|22 October 1781||Death of Anna Maria Jacobs||St Laureins, prov. Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|6 May 1782||Marriage of Levinus van Cauwenberge and Joanna Maria van Hijfte||St Laureins, prov. Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|21 April 1789||Marriage of Levinus van Cauwenberge and Maria Kornelia de Vos||St Laureins, prov. Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|13 March 1790||Birth of Anthonius Bernardus van Couwenberge||St Margriete, prov. Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|BEF 1797||Marriage of Levinus van Cauwenberge and Barbera Theresia Rombaut|
|12 Oct 1797||Birth of Barbera Theresia Cauwenberge||St Margriete, prov. Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|late Apr / early May 1799||Birth of Joannes Francies van Cauwenberge||St Margriete, prov. Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|22 May 1799||Death of Barbera Theresia Rombaut||St Margriete, prov. Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|16 Jun 1799||Death of Joannes Francies van Cauwenberge||Eede, prov. Zeeland, The Netherlands|
|18 Jun 1799||Marriage of Levinus van Cauwenberge and Johanna Cornelia d'Haanens||Sluis, prov. Zeeland, The Netherlands|
|3 Dec 1815||Death of Levinus van Cauwenberge||Sint Margriete, prov. Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|16 Apr 1820||Marriage of Henricua Coppens and Barbera Theresia van Cauwenberge||Aardenburg, prov. Zeeland, The Netherlands|
The villages where all these events took place are now in two different countries: Belgium and The Netherlands. That was not the case at the time most of these events happened: The whole region was part of the French empire from 1795 until 1813, and of The Netherlands from 1813 until 1830.
This is, for now, the end of my research on this family. To continue, I need to visit the state archive in Beveren, in the province Oost-Vlaanderen (East-Flanders), or wait for resources from this province to come online. No real breakthrough, unfortunately, but I did find a a lot of new (and interesting) facts about this family - and I have quite a few new questions.
Files: Levinus van Cauwenberge, Barbera Theresia Rombaut, Barbera Theresia van Cauwenberge, Henricus Coppens, Johanna Cornelia d'Haanens, Joannes Francies van Cauwenberge, Anthonius Bernardus van Couwenberge, Anna Maria Jacobs, Joanna Maria van Hijfte, Maria Cornelia de Vos.