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WALDACK family

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Family History

ORIGIN

  • The Belgian Waldack family, has roots in the Meetjesland (between the cities Gent and Brugge) in the west of the province East-Flanders, Belgium, since about 1350. The Waldacks are now mainly sited in East-Flanders (Belgium), Rhone (France), Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin (USA) and Manitoba (Canada).
    • This region is situated in northern East-Flanders. The most important city is Eeklo. 
    • The sense of Meetjesland is a land of typical rectangular parcels bordered with shrubs. It is a flat country, dotted  with a few sandy rises, encircling shallows, pools and creeks. 
    • Once a rather enclosed landscape by dunes and by lines of poplars and dwarfed willows, this area is tending towards a more open type of landscape.

  • The oldest known Waldac(k) was born just after 1350 in Sleidinge, Belgium. Our research led to the listing of nearly all Waldacks, who lived afterwards anywhere in the world. It showed that they all are descendants of this person.
     
  • Around the year 1500, the family has split into 3 branches

    • one branch moved to the nearby town of Gent

    • a second branch moved to the adjacent region of Eeklo and later to Zelzate and Ghent

    • the third branch stayed in the region of Evergem, and it was only in the nineteenth century that they also moved to the city of Ghent. This is the branch that includes the authors Felix and Philip Waldack.
       

  • De Waldacks are now mainly situated in :
    • Oost-Vlaanderen (Belgium)

    • Departement RhŰne (France)

    • Manitoba (Canada)

    • llinois, Minnesota en Wisconsin (USA).
       

    TIMELINE OF THE FAMILY

    before  1300    Waldach-Waldoch-Woldach (Duitsland en Polen) of Waldeck (Duitsland)
    since 1300   regio Brugge (Noordzeekust, BelgiŽ)
    since 1350   Sleidinge (BelgiŽ)
    since 1575
       Evergem-Belzele, Eeklo, Gent (BelgiŽ)

    since 1640
       Leiden (Nederland)
    since 1650   Evergem-Belzele, Gent, Zomergem (BelgiŽ)
    since 1750   Evergem-Belzele, Gent, Lovendegem, Waarschoot (BelgiŽ)
    since 1850   Gent, Sleidinge, Zelzate (BelgiŽ)
                         Cincinnati (Ohio, USA), Minnesota (USA), Bendigo (AustraliŽ)
    since 1900-1925  regio Gent en regio Brussel, Vielsalm (Belgi)
                                 regio Roubaix en Paris (Frankrijk)
                                 regio Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada)
                                 regio Chicago (Illinois, USA)

     

    BRANCH OOSTENDE (not connected yet to the other branches)

    Remy Waldac (1500-?)
    +... vrouw Remy WALDAC (1500-?)
    : Jan Waldack (1525-?)
    : +... vrouw Jan WALDACK (1525-?)
    : . Guillielmus Waldack (1550-?)
    : . Cornelis Waldack (1555-?)
    : . +Magdalena Verschuere (1560-?)
    : . . Jacobus Waldack (1580-1640)
    : . . +... vrouw Cornelis WALDACK (1580-?)
    : . . . Adriana Waldack (1600-?)
    : . . . +Andreas De Witte (1600-?)
    : . . . . Daniel De Witte (1630-?)
    : . . Jacoba Waldack (1585-1639)
    : . . +Joannes Boels (1580-1628)
    : . . . Jan Boels (1614-1661)
    : . . . Maria Boels (1616-1636)
    : . . . Anna Boels (1618-1683)
    : . . . Joos Boels (1620-1643)
    : . . . Jakoba Boels (1622-?)
    : . . . Adriana Boels (1624-1664)
    : . . . Johanna Boels (1628-?)
    : . . +Joannes Ghelderman (1590-?)
    : . . Vincentina Waldack (1606-?)
    : . . Martina Waldack (1609-1637)
    : . . +Paschasius De Vos (1600-1648)
    : . . . Martina De Vos (1635-?)
    : . . . Joannes De Vos (1636-?)