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Clara Vols Boelens
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Birth: Sep. 3, 1891
East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Death: Mar. 1, 1976
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA

Born in Lembeke, Belgium to Petrus Bernardus Vols and Sophie De Bock Vols. She had six brothers and five sisters. Her father died in Belgium in 1901. The rest of the family with the exception of one brother and two sisters immigrated to the United States in different years ranging from 1909 to 1921.

Clara married Camiel Boelens in Belgium about 1910. Their first child, Raymond was born in Lembeke, Belgium in 1911. Camiel traveled to America first to prepare for his young family. On September 17, 1912 Clara arrived with her infant son Raymond at Ellis Island. She had made the voyage with her sister Marie Vols Teerlinck and her husband Eduard.

Camiel and Clara made their home in Brooklyn,Poweshiek,Iowa where many of her siblings settled. Some had settled in Henry County Illinois.

They had five children:
Raymond, Charles "Charley" ,Marie, Madeline Arlene [Jennings] and Alice.
Family links: 
  Marie M. Boelens D'Haenens (1914 - 1993)*
  Madeline M Boelens Jennings (1916 - 1994)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Marys Cemetery
East Moline
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Michelle Pendleton
Record added: Mar 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87467121
Clara <i>Vols</i> Boelens
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Clara <i>Vols</i> Boelens
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