Patrick Taylor

Charles Houben and Elisabeth Lejeune with their family

Photo probably taken in the mid-1890s

My sister Annik is researching our family tree both in the UK and on our Belgian side. Our mother Françoise (née Wauters) was Belgian. Annik sent me this picture recently. The couple sitting in the middle are my great great grandparents, Charles (Karel) Houben who came from Horst in the Netherlands, and his wife Elisabeth Lejeune. The woman on the right is my great grandmother Josephine Deru (née Houben) presumably next to her husband Guillaume Alfred Deru. Annik believes the two little girls on the right of the front row must be Germaine and Jeanne Deru – Jeanne Deru being our Belgian grandmother.

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