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  • ID: I08680
  • Name: Henry Gyrion
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Henri Joseph /Girion/
  • Birth: OCT 1862 in Warisoulx, Namur Province, Belgium 1 2 3
  • Death: 1950 2
  • Residence: 1880 With Father and Siblings, Union Township, Door County, Wisconsin 4
  • Residence: 1900 1415 S. Broadway, Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin 1
  • Occupation: 1900 Contractor in Mill Yards, Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin 1
  • Emigration: 14 AUG 1878 Departed from Warisoulx/Villers-lez-Heest, Namur Province, Belgium, with Parents and Five Siblings 5 6
  • Burial: Allouez Cemetery, Allouez/Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin 2
  • Immigration: 1 MAY 1878 Aboard the "Nederland", departing Antwerp arriving at Philadelphia on 1 May 1878 7
  • Reference Number: 8681

    Father: Casimir Girion b: 4 MAR 1829 in Namur, Namur Province, Belgium
    Mother: Désirée Columb b: ABT 1830 in Dhuey, Namur Province, Belgium

    Marriage 1 Marie Octavie Lancelle b: 7 MAY 1845 in Beauvechain, Brabant Wallon, Belgium
    • Married: 16 MAY 1891 in Fort Howard, Brown County, Wisconsin 8 9
    1. Has No Children Mathilda Gyrion

    1. U.S. Census, 1900, City of Green Bay (8th Ward), 22nd Enumeration District, Brown County, Wisconsin; Dwelling 19.
    2. Title: Allouez Cemetery Transcription
      Author: Bay Area Genealogical Society
      Publication: 1977 Reading
      Note: also online at
      Note: Brown County Library, Green Bay, Wisconsin
      Media: Book
    3. GeniWal website at (research done by and provided curtsey of Ruth Pokorny).
    4. Title: U.S. Census, 1880, Union Township, Door County, Wisconsin
      Media: Census
      Page: Dwelling 58
    5. Title: Emigration Lists
      Publication: Compiled Principally from Belgian Population Registers by Mary Ann Defnet, and Published in "Belgian Laces"
      Media: Book
    6. Title: Book: "Namurois dans le Nouveau Monde"
      Author: Jean Ducat
      Publication: Contribution a l'etude de l'emigration de Belgique meridionale vers les Ameriques au 19th siecle. Biesme-Mettet, Belgique, 1995
      Media: Book
    7. Data Set : "Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1945"; Manifest of the ship "Nederland", arrival May 1878 -- Note discrepancy with emigration date.
    8. Title: WorldConnect Family File
      Publication: online at
      Media: Electronic
      Page: titled "Lancelle-Durdu", Compiled and Submitted by Chris Osborn
    9. Title: Vital Records Index, Marriages Pre-1907
      Author: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
      Media: Civil Registry
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