The Brown - Meetz family
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James Henry Brown
Born in Toronto, Canada
Deceased on Mars 17, 1942 in Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin, US
Son of John and Margaret Eggleson
Married Caroline Meetz on Ca 1898 in Klondike, Wisconsin, US
Deceased in 1915
Have 1 child :
Daughter of Adam and Maria Catharina Meulemans
Pat Mommaerts : My grandparents at their wedding.
Lois Triemstra : They look real happy...
Pam Walsh : Mom's or Dad's?
Elisabeth Menten : That would be my great uncle and aunt. Were they married in the U.S. or before they left Belgium?
Pat Mommaerts : These are my maternal grandparents (sorry, Liz) James and Caroline Brown. They were married in Wisconsin around 1898.
Bruce W Mommaerts : Back in those days it was not proper to have the photo subjects smiling
Pat Mommaerts : This marriage took place in or near Klondike, WI
Julie Brooks : I'm not so certain that it had anything to do with smiling, think it was more the process of the long exposure to the film plate.
Elisabeth Menten : Sorry, Pat, can't win them all. Here's a portrait of my parent's wedding day, December 30, 1934.
Pat Mommaerts : Your father looks a great deal like my uncle Ed at that age.
Elisabeth Menten : Not surprising, since they were first cousins. He was 23 then. I never knew his father of course, only his mother, and could not say who he took after, but on the other hand, I still remember a resemblance between him and Dan, for instance, although Dan was very tall and thin, and my father was very short. I can only very vaguely remember what my cousin Camille Frippiat, the son of my aunt Elisabeth, looked like, he died in December 1945 when I was 9 years old. I'll have to dig out from somewhere the photo my husband took in 1961, I'm not sure I have it, but you posted it the other day, Pat. Here's a photo of my aunt/godmother, Elisabeth, my father's sister, which I took in 1981 on a visit to Belgium.
Barbara Johnson Mommaerts : Do you mean Mike's dad?
Pat Mommaerts : Yep. Mike's dad. uncle Ed.
Barbara Johnson Mommaerts : I think there is a resemblance to Mike's brother, Ed.
Pat Mommaerts : He does look a bit like Eddie.