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Re: segers how immegraded from Belgium t
Posted by: gunter segers Date: October 28, 2001 at 05:43:28
In Reply to: Re: segers how immegraded from Belgium t by Jeff Segers of 109


As a reply on your info I can just say that normally their should be no link between Cor Segers and any of my family members. Belgium and Holland are neighbours. But looking at my family tree I only see that my family was very home-bound. They only just once (around 1890 / 1900) went to America to make a fortune (which unfortunately is all gone by now) and come home and stay in the same village where they once left.
However, there's a quit appealing possibility which might suggest a possible link. Segers comes from Seger, which was a common forename in Belgium, so how did a Segers come in Holland (there's quit a difference here between Seghers with an h an segers without!)?
A little history says this: in the beginning of the 18hundreds, the famous conqueror Napoleon was on the way to invade Belgium. That french invasion has left many marks still visible today. And by coincidence extremely visible in my hometown ruisbroek, with a lot of french words appearing in the local dialect. Now when the french invaded, here and there were verytough struggles between the local and the french. In Ruisbroek for instance, the people threw the (gigantic) bells of the local church on the heads of the french army! That invasion led to many people running away. And it is a fact that many belgians fled away to holland (mostly artists, writers, scientists, and so on). And that might be the origin of Segers in Holland. So when we search deep enough we could find linked traces to the original segers-tribe in belgium.

but of course i might be wrong...

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