Joanna Theresia Rijs

Brief Life History of Joanna Theresia

When Joanna Theresia Rijs was born on 26 July 1826, in Oedelem, West Flanders, Belgium, her father, Guilielmus Rys, was 32 and her mother, Isabelle Theresia Vandermoere, was 35. She married Jacobus Huys on 9 February 1855, in Oedelem, West Flanders, Belgium. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 29 January 1875, in her hometown, at the age of 48.

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Jacobus Huys
Joanna Theresia Rijs
Marriage: 9 February 1855
Amelia Cecilia Huys
Nathalie Huys
Joannes Fredericus Huys
Hypolitus Huys
Augustus Huys
Amatus Huys

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  • Joanna Theresia Rys in entry for Frederic Joannes Huys, "Belgium, West Flanders, Civil Registration, 1582-1910"
  • Joanna Theresia Rys in entry for Fredericus Joannes Huys and Leonia Ballegeer, "Belgium, West Flanders, Civil Registration, 1582-1910"

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The Netherlands declare independence. The outbreak of a revolution in France in July 1830 inspire a Belgian uprising in August. Dutch troops are driven from Brussels, and on October 4th a unique coalition of Catholics and Liberals proclaim Belgian independence. The great powers--Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, and Russia--accept Belgian independence from the Netherlands.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Jesus, Manuel, Carlos, Luis, Pedro, Francisco, Jorge, Roberto, Miguel, Raul.

Galician and Spanish (Ríos): habitational name from any of the places called Ríos, predominantly in Galicia (Spain).

Galician (Ríós): habitational name from Ríós in Ourense, Galicia (Spain).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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