Children of Alfons Blondeel and Emerence DeRidder are: a). Albert Blondeel (my father), born August 10, 1898 in Eede, Holland.Came to America March 23, 1923, arriving on the ship "Lapland", having departed from Antwerp.Albert was 24 years of age at the time.He married my mother, Margaret Blomme on Jan. 11, 1928, in Sheffield, IL.They were farmers.One other daughter. b). Clara Blondeel, born April 14, 1905, Eede, Holland.She married Eugene Prosper Standaert, born March 31, 1902, in Eede, Holland.No children c). Achiel AlfonsBlondeel, born Aug. 15, 1908, Eede, Holland.Married Camilla Eliza Juliana Verstraete. d).Richard Blondeel, born Feb. 15, 1900, Eede, Holland,Married Julia Verschoote.
Clara, Achiel and Richard and all their descendants stayed in the Eede, Holland area.I am corresponding with the daughter of Uncle Richard Blondeel, as well as her daughter-in-law, who is doing the language translation.