i am searcing for the valonien people who emmigreited to Sweden about 1500 - 1600 . They was wery good blacksmths and good to make weapon. King Gutav Wasa of Sweden imported valonien people to help him to do that.. My grand grandfather was valonien. But he wasent the first generastion, they came to Sweden 2 or 300 year befor.I hope that anybody can help me to find out of my relations. Med vennnlig hilsen Knut Resvoll
We have been trying to solve a family mystery for many years now. My great-grandparents immigrated to the United States in the early 1900's from Belgium. At that time, many people from Belgium immigrated to Southwestern Pennsylvania for Coal Mining. In fact, the town that I grew up in is called Charleroi, after the city in Belgium. My great-grandfather, Guillaume Jugghen was from Liege. His wife, Lucy Claes (Claes is her maiden name) was from Marlinne (according to her birth certificate). They spoke French, German and was told Flemish. Growing up, my grandparents would speak what we thought was Flemish, and they always told us it was Flemish but we later came to know that it was more of a German dialect. I am pretty sure that my great-grandparents could speak all 3 languages though. We haven't been able to find anyone else with the last name Jugghen and we have been trying to trace our Belgian ancestry for a very long time. If anyone has any information on the Jugghen family, it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.