Franciscus de Zutter, an US immigrant who came from the Village Eede in the Flemish Region, the
Southern Province of Zeeland, in the Netherlands.
Click ship for details.
SS Zeeland sailed from Antwerp to New York, arrived February 21, 1906. On this voyage Francis, wife Virginia and the children August, Maria
For our friends in Manito-IL the genealogical-tree of the DeSutter family.
I took the opportunity to dig up the past and ensure your children know their ancestors.
Franciscus Bernardus and Virginia Sophia Carton
Francis for his family.
Francis sailed to America two months before his brother Augustus (B.1.) February 10,1906 on the SS Zeeland from Antwerp, with his wife Virginia and their children Augustus, Maria and Camiel. He
did not made his home in Manito-IL at his sister's place but ended-up in the Atkinson - Geneseo
area-IL. He knew relatives of his brother-in-law Jacobus D'hondt, his sister Amelia's (B.2.) husband,
who made their home there after living first in Ghent-MN. Children born:
printed names are family name-holders.
Born in Sluis-Holland on March 26,1893, died infancy on March 27,1893 one day old.
Born in Sluis-Holland on May 9,1894, died in Sluis-Holland February 17,1895 nine months old.
for his family.
Born in Sluis-Holland on November 13,1895, died in Atkinson-IL on January 13,1961.
Gus immigrated with his parents in February 1906. Married in Atkinson-IL on June 20,1934 to Augusta Marie
Martens, born in Cambridge-IL on April 1,1903, died at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo-IL on April 29,1999 daughter
of Clement Martens, born June 10,1872 in Lembeke-Belgium, and Emma Minnaert, born December 8,1879 in St.Laurens-Belgium. Clement Martens came from Antwerp-Belgium to Philadelphia-USA in
1898 on the SS Westernland and ended up in Cambridge-IL.
For the relation with the Martens family click here.
a. Russell F.,
born in Geneseo-IL on June 4,1936. Not married.
b. Carolyn Marie,born in
Geneseo-IL on May 10,1941, died as infant on October 14,1942.
c. Eugene J., born in
Geneseo-IL on May 9,1944. Married in Panama on September 21,1968 to Dianne Park,
born in .... on July 21,1945. They live in McAllen-Texas.
1. Tyson S.,
born in Moline-IL on September 17,1971. Married in McAllen-Texas on June 19, 2004 to
Lynda Munoz, born in .... on ????
2. Grant A., born in Moline-IL on April
21,1975. Died as an infant on December 5,1975.
3. Amber L.,born in Silvis-IL on May
30,1977. Not married.
4. Kyle E., born in McAllen-Texas on
d. Mary Ann,born
in Geneseo-IL on December 30,1947. Married in Atkinson-IL on September 14,1968 to Gerard
Van De Woestijne, born in .... on August 21,1947.
1. Kelly Renee.,born
in Geneseo-IL on February 22,1970. Married in Bettendorf-IA on November 29,
2003 to Richard L. Preston, born January 17,1972.
Children born: a. Rylie
Renee, born in Bettendorf-IA on November 18,
2. Tara Nicole,born in
Geneseo-IL on August 11,1972. Married in Geneseo-IL on October 7,1995 to
Michael S. Laingen, born in .... on March 26,1969.
Children born: a.
Brooke Nicole,born in Geneseo-IL on June 9,1999. b.
Blake M., born in Geneseo-IL on April 20, 2001. c.
Paige M.,born in Geneseo-IL on July 30,
3. Ryan Mathew, born in
Geneseo-IL on February 18,1977. Married in Geneseo-IL on June 14, 2003
to Kimberly A. Gleason, born on September 19,1978. No children born.
4. Erin D., born in Geneseo-IL on
June 12,1978. Married in Montego Bay-Jamaica on April 19, 2002
to (2) Chad L.Walker, born in .... on September 9,1974.
Children born from previous marriage (1): a.
Alexander, born November 16,1994. b.
Andrew, born August 2,1995.
Born in Sluis-Holland on June 3,1898. Immigrated in February 1906 with her parents and entered the convent
and became Sister Maura.
She resides at St.Mary's Priory, Navoo-IL. till she died on May 12,1995. She is burried at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Nauvoo
Hancock County IL.
Born in Sluis-Holland on May 17,1900. Immigrated with his parents in February 1906. Died in Atkinson-IL on September 27,1921.
and Augusta DeSutter
Saint Anthony Cemetery