GOETHALS-L ArchivesArchiver > GOETHALS > 2001-06 > 0991569932
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2001 08:05:45 EDT
Thank you for the information about George Washington Goethals. It is much
more than I have. I do have a few specific dates about the immediate GWG
Also I found the dynasty and crest you sent earlier very interesting. The
dynasty sounds like it is from the 1831 book about Goethals which I mentioned.
You asked a number of questions.
First, how to search the rootsweb.com listservs.
Search for the Rootsweb.com home page - http://rootsweb.com
On its home page, scroll down to MAILING LISTS
Click on INTERACTIVE SEARCH
On that screen, type in GOETHALS and submit
On the Goethals-L page, type in GOETHALS again - that will search and list
all entries for the year selected. Under the year 2001, I have posted what I
have about the George Washington line.
Second. Can you trace Abrahams parents on the SSDI? The answer is No. This
is just a record of dates and places where people who were receiving social
security payments were born and died. If you search the SSDI for GOETHALS,
you will get 130 names - meaning that at least that many people named
Goethals died in the US since 1940. I only knew about 10 of them.
Third. My Goethals-ancestors.
My grandfather Peter Bernard Goethals (b: 8/21/1860 Breskins, NL, d: 1/9/1942
Riverside, CA) came over in 1890 on his honeymoon with his bride Melanie Van
Acker (1869-1955). They had nine children and I have details on all of these
Peter Bernard Goethals was the son of Joannes Francisus Goethals (b:
7/31/1827 Watervielt, BE, d: 3/19/1865 Breskins, NL). He was married to
Maria Theresia Albregts (1831-1898). They had four children, but two died
young. The surviving sister was Nathalie Goethals who married Eduardus de
Milliano. (We were just visited by their granddaughter who lives in Sint
I show Joannes Francisus Goethals as being the son of a Petrus Goethals and
Maria Theresia van de Wauwer, but have no other information.
Well, do you have any links to this line?
Thanks for all the info you have sent.