Leona Marie Van Overbeke

1881–1943 (Age 61)
Lotenhulle, East Flanders, Belgium

The Life of Leona Marie

When Leona Marie Van Overbeke was born on 27 December 1881, in Lotenhulle, East Flanders, Belgium, her father, Frederic Van Overbeke, was 37 and her mother, Marie Hortence Dhont VanOverbeke, was 35. She married Hubert Willimus Van Keulen on 16 September 1902, in Ghent, Lyon, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Westerheim Township, Lyon, Minnesota, United States in 1895 and Grandview Township, Lyon, Minnesota, United States for about 30 years. She died on 18 September 1943, in Marshall, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Ghent, Lyon, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leona Marie Van Overbeke
Hubert Willimus Van Keulen
Marriage: 16 September 1902
Hubert A. Van Keulen
Alfred Adolph Van Keulen
Paul John Van Keulen
John Arthur Van Keulen
Theodore Van Keulen
Rachel Elodie Van Keulen
Jules Joseph Van Keulen
Leona Marie Van Keulen
Margaret Emma Van Keulen

Spouse & Children

16 September 1902
Ghent, Lyon, Minnesota, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • Frederic Van Overbeke


  • Marie Hortence Dhont VanOverbeke




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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 3

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Leona Van Overbeck in household of Fred Van Overbeck, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Leonie Von Kuelen in household of Hubert Von Kuelen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leonie Van Kuclen in household of H W Van Kuclen, "United States Census, 1930"

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