Blondina with Henry & Emily, 1927
Photo of Charles & Blondina's house (Blondina, Charles, Henry, Elizabeth) (Sandra Borgon)
DeWaele family, 1886
DeWaele family, 1908
Second of nine children from a very wealthy family. Baptized at Holy Catherina Church in Sinaai in August 1844.
By following birth records we know Charles and Blondina started in La Fayette, Indiana (Henry) and moved to Grand Rapids, MI (Emily). They then went to Bay City, MI (Alfred) and next to St. Helen (Arthur). On October 25, 1889 they had their silver marriage in St. Helen. Once Charles became Prosecuting Attorney they lived in Roscommon, MI. This is why most de Waeles still live in Michigan.
After Charles' death in 1914 Blondina went to Indian River, MI to live with her daughter Emily and son-in-law Calvin Albert Campbell.
Buried in old St. Patrick cemetary in Bay City.
Blondina tried to get her children over to America but was usually pregnant so couldn't make the voyage to go get them. The grandparents felt Emiel and Edgar were too young to travel alone.
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