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My Family Home Page - Europe & N. America

Updated May 30, 2005

I am researching Hurabielle, Bourdette, Lassegue, Lanou, Pedarre, and Laguerre in Benejacq, France. Hourquet, Carrassus, Guichot, and Douste-Lombre in Coarraze, France. Leherte, Depriez, Haubly, and Denis in Nivelles, Brabant, Belgium. Demazy, Coqsay and Nicolay in Andenne, Namur, Belgium and Demazy, Lambion, Wauthier, Boton, and Degive in Ciney, Namur, Belgium, and Deguelle in Jambes, Namur, Belgium. Rodriguez, Salinas, Leal, Rico, Ivars, Giner, Barber, and Mengut in Spain.

4 Hurabielle brothers immigrated to the USA around 1901. A descendant of one of the brothers changed the surname to Hurabiell.

On 21 Aug 1914 in Andenne, Belgium 253 civilians were executed by a firing squad of German soldiers. 4 of these victims were my great-granduncles (A Demazy, Gustave Jospeh Demazy, Jules Liegieos, and L Roland). My great-grandfather, Emile Deguelle, was shot at but let himself fall to the ground unharmed. He lay under the bodies of his brothers-in-law for many hours until such time families were permitted to retrieve the bodies of their loved ones.

One of my ancestors was Jean Nicolay, a revolutionary leader in the Belgian Independence Revolution of 1830. He became secretary of the administrative commission that took over the government on 24 September 1830. He subsequently was appointed treasurer for the provisional government on 26 September 1830. The proclamation stated he was "Lawyer for the Court of Brussels".

I would like to thank a distant cousin through marriage, Alain Girard-Hurabielle, for his invaluable contribution to the Hurabielle side of the tree.

NOTE: Surnames have been hyphenated to get around the software misunderstanding what part is truly the last name. In reality, these names are not hyphenated.

If anyone has any information to share/exchange, I'd be very interested.

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