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The Nationalities that I am researching on my side of the family are Dutch, English, French and German. The names include: VanderMel; Laban; Bekkering;Lockwood, Pascoe and Pedler.

On my husband's side of the family I am researching: Flemish and Irish. The family names include: Tack, Shanahan, Harrigan, Bailey.
Julie VanderMel-Tack from Michigan
Updated September 20, 2010

Julie A Tack
6415 W. Berkshire Dr.
Saginaw, MI 48603-3409
United States

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  • 3-8-2005 updated Tree (650 KB)
    Tack,Shanahan, Harrigan, VanderMel,Bekkering Pedler, Lockwood Family Trees

Family Photos

  • Remi Tack (14 KB)
    Remi Tack was born March 19, 1887 in Machelen, Belgium of parents Constantinus Tack and Rosalia DeLoof. He died December 5, 1928,in Zelsate, Belgium.
  • Family of Constantin and Matilda DeLoofTack (52 KB)
    FAMILY OF CONSTANTINUS TACK and ROSALIE De LOOF (back row) Marina, Irma, Elvina, Celina, Rachel, Jules (front row) Maurice, Mathilde holding Herman, Remy, René The above names supplied by George De Vos in 2001
  • Harry and Jane VanderMel (86 KB)
    Harry and Jane sitting in front of their house in Muskegon, MI as Children.
  • Rene Tack (13 KB)
    Son of Constantinus Tack and Rosalia DeLoof.
  • Elvina Tack (11 KB)
    Born Dec. 7,1880 in Machelen, Belgium. She Died Nov. 1, 1947 in Machelen, Belgium. Daughter of Constantinus Tack and Rosalia DeLoof. Wife of Rene Justine Corneille Lammens Son of Vader Lammens and Moeder Herteleer. Elivina Tack,is the mother of André,Roger,Simone Lammens-Gislason, and Aime Lammens-DeRuyck evidently given out at her funeral: Wat is het zoet te sterven, als men wel geleefd heeft. H.Aug. † BID VOOR DE ZIEL van Mevrouw ELVINA TACK Echtgenoote van Mijnheer RENÉ LAMMENS Lid van den Bond van het H. Hart. Geboren te Machelen den 7 December 1881 en aldaar god- vruchtig overleden den 1 November 1947. versterkt door de HH. Sacramenten der zieken. additional words of blessing for any person
  • TJ Pedler Obituary (104 KB)
    Photo included of Thomas John Pedler, of Kingston Ontario & Muskegon, Michigan. Born Sept. 7, 1886 died Jan. 24, 1968
  • Marvin Tack Family 1983 (23 KB)
    Family of Marvin Cyril Tack and Mary Jane Shanahan. Back Row: Susan, Stephen, Mary Ann, Kathleen Front Row: Julie VanderMel-Tack, Stephanie Tack, Mary Jane, Marvin and Carol Tack
  • Young Irma Tack (17 KB)
    Irma Tack is the Daughter of Constantious and Rosalie DeLoof-Tack. Sister of Maurice Tack our relative. Born in 1889, and died 1983 in Deinze Belgium. She married Remi Heyndrickx, son of Vader Heyndrickx and Moeder DeCostere. He was born March 21, 1878 in Eegem, Belgium and died June 03, 1941 in Eegem, Belgium. Children are Maurice, Jozef, Simonne, Maria, and Marcel Heyndrickx
  • Thomas Pedler 1920 Federal Census (37 KB)
    Copy of Census of TJ Pedler Family Muskegon, MI
  • Maurice and Eliza Tack with Georgette (27 KB)
    This photo was taken in front of the china cabinet in the home of Maurice and Eliza in Detroit Michigan. Georgette their neice(daughter of Marie Marinia Tack-DeVos) became quite close to them as she married Frank VanSteyvoort a Belgin man from Detroit.
  • Older Irma Tack (7 KB)
    Daughter of Constantious Tack and Rosalie DeLoof. Irma was born in 1889 in Flanders, Belgium. She died 1983 in Deinze, Belgium. See younger picture for more information
  • Thomas Pedler 1930 Census (28 KB)
    1930 Census of TJ Pedler Family. Muskegon, Michigan
  • Ethel Potter Curtiss Pedler (237 KB)
    Taken in Muskegon Michigan, when Ethel Curtiss from Munising, Michigan was attending Hackley School of Nursing. She did not graduate due to falling in love and getting married.
  • Julies Tack and Clara Mevrouw (12 KB)
    Jules Tack born Feb. 16, 1883 in Belgium and died October 26, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan. Children are Triphon, Oscar and Alice Tack-Beck
  • Herbert Frederick Pedler and two Brothers (42 KB)
    This was taken on Peck Street home of Herbert Frederick Pedler of Herbert,Harry and Thomas Pedler. All three of them lived in Muskegon, Michigan
  • Herbert & Selia(Rich) Pedler Family (331 KB)
    Family Picture Front Row: Herbert, Rosa Pedler (Lund), Harry and Selia Rich Pedler Back Row: L-R James Stanley, Thomas John, Herbert Fredrick Pedler
  • Marie Maria Tack 1 (15 KB)
    Original birth certificate of Marie Tack copied from records of Georgina De Vos her son. Marie is daughter of Constantious Tack and Rosalia DeLoof. She was born on Oct. 25, 1884? Royaume de Belgique -o- Province de la Flandre Orientale commune de Machelen L'officier de l'etat civil de Machelen, certifie que le huit Octobre mille huit cent quatre vingt cinq est né en sa commune, Marie Marina Tack fils le de Constantin et de Rosalie de Loof, son epouse delivre ŕ Machelen sur papier libre pour reseignments le [single digit number indistinct] Fbre 1914. [two official stamps]
  • Ethel and TJ Pedler with baby Thomas VanderMel (292 KB)
    This picture was taken at the childhood home of Thomas VanderMel in Muskegon, Michgan. It was taken around 1954 with his grandparents, Ethel and Thomas John Pedler.
  • Herbert Fredrick Pedler (191 KB)
    Photo of young Herbert Fredrick Pedler, who lived his adult life in Muskegon, Michigan. Herbert and his brother Thomas John.As family lore will have it, they both dated Ethel Potter Curtis (my Grandmother) first Herbert brought her home then Thomas stole her heart. Thomas and Ethel named their first child Herbert. Herbert became a Dentist.
  • Marvin Cyril Tack age 20 (9 KB)
    Marvin was born September 14, 1927 in Detroit,MI. He is the only son of Maurice Tack and Eliza Haezebrouck both born in Belgium but came to USA in 1920. He married Mary Jane Shanahan on Nov. 17, 1951. Children are Mary Ann, Stephen Dennis, Susan Marie Tack-Schneider, Carol Ann Tack-Lockhart, Kathleen Ann Tack-Honeman.
  • John and Hannah Pedler Marriage License (847 KB)
    John and Hannah were married in Cornwall England. Notice that both names are Pedler they are both decendents of two different sons of Christopher Pedler. They were about 7 generations down so there is no problem with them getting married.
  • Jane Bath Rogers Curtiss Lockwood age 105 (196 KB)
    Jane Bath was born in Cornwall England and moved with her family to the upper pennisulia of Michigan when she was 16 years old. She was married three times.Her first husband whose name was Rogers was a miner in Marquette, Michigan. Her second husband was Oscar Henry Curtiss, who left her putting his son on his shoulders and leaving for Big Rapids, MI. William Lockwood was her third husband. She lived all her life in the UP and died in Munising Michigan
  • Maurice and Eliza Tack in Belgium (18 KB)
    Maurice Justine Tack was born May 5, 1891 in West Flanders, Belgium, and died Dec. 7, 1975 in Saginaw Michigan at his son Marvin's home. He married Eliza M. Haezebrouck on Dec. 31, 1919 in Belgium.
  • Thomas Pedler Knights Templer (230 KB)
    Thomas and his father were both members of the Knights Templer in Muskegon. They were leaders of this group.
  • Thomas John and Ethel Pedler Family (505 KB)
    Family photo Front Row: L-R Winfred, Thomas, Ethel, and Alice Marie Back Row: L-R Lloyd, Elford, Herberet, William and Donald (Jack) Pedler. Taken in Muskegon, Michigan when they lived on Sanford Street.
  • Maurice, Eliza, Jules, Clara &Child MaryAnn Tack (49 KB)
    This was taken at Maurice and Eliza's home in Detroit Michigan. The young child at the left is Mary Ann Tack, their 1st grandchild from their only son Marvin and wife MaryJane. Marvin is seen in the mirror, taking the picture. There are photos on the mantel of Mary Jane on the left and Marvin on the Right.
  • Patrick Harrigan Tombstone (1389 KB)
    Grass Creek, Indiana Photo taken in 2003
  • Francis Laban VanderMel with baby Harry (402 KB)
    This is a Three generation picture. Harry VanderMel is the infant. He is held by his mother Francis Pieternella Laban VanderMel. Behind them is Paternal Grandmother VanderMel, and Grandmother Jeannie Beckering Laban

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