'Christiaens' - Hof 'Van De Putte'
In this farmer
court Michael Christiaens and Gertrudis Heusdens married on 14 May
earlier tax lists it was not possible (because of the lacking of
maps), to retrieve former owners of the farm. Supposedly the
original farm was built on the end of the 16th century.
Michael Christiaens is mentioned as lay judge of Zegelsem. Petrus
Joannes (Pieter) Christiaens (son of Michael) marries on 17 March
1715 with Adriana Morre. They get 2 daughters, Maria Theresia
(°1716) and Anna Catharina (°1723). Last mentioned steps in the
convent of Sion at Oudenaarde, she dies on the parental farm on 30
April 1802 after the convent was shutted down by the French
Theresia, marries on 9 November 1741 with Jan D'Haese; they get 5
children: Petrus Jacobus (1742-1754), Joanna Catharina (°1745),
Christoffel (°1748), Petrus Josephus (°1751) and Jacobus
(°1754, entered at the Augustinians at Elsegem, died on 28 February
1824 as a priest of diocese Ghent). Jan D'Haese dies 26 February
1760 and leaves behind 4 children. We disregards the enumeration of
the "state of goods" of 8 July 1760...
Maria) Catharina D'Haese married Gerardus Baert originating from
Elst on 1 April 1770; this couple takes over the farm. In 1777, with
authorisation of the widow D'Haese her goods are divided between the
4 children. The court goes to Geraert Baert - Catharina D'Haese.
They get 6 children: Phillipina (°1771), Franciscus (°1773), Joannes
(°1777), Carolus (°1780), Isabelle and Usmarsus (who both died young).
Baert marries Dorothea Baert (who has the same name). They have a
daughter by the name of Hortensia. By the marriage of Hortensia
Baert with Petrus Fransiscus Christiaens (St-Kornelis Horebeke 12
April 1831 - Zegelsem 5 January 1899) the farms comes in the
possession of last mentioned family. They get 4 children: Henri,
Clementina, Celine and Charles. Henri becomes mayor at Segelsem and
Charles is a doctor at Nederbrakel at the end of the 19th century.
Celine died on 2 November 1886 by the age of 21 years and 2 months.
After the death of Henri and Clementine Christiaens, both unmarried,
the famm belongs to Leon Christiaens, son of doctor Charles
Christiaens (in 1936).
As from 1913
the couple of Van De Putte Theophiel (Schorisse 21-09-1869 -
Seghelsem 3-04-1941) and De Vos Alida (Maarke-Kerkem 24-08-1881 -
Seghelsem 5-03-1944) lives on the farm in the St.-Ursmarsstreet.
From this marriage 5 children are born: Oda (°1911), Martha (°1913),
Remi (°1914), Maria (°1916) and Frans Van De Putte (°1922).
belonged to the Christiaens family for more than a century, Remi Van
De Putte buys "'t Hof" in 1951 from Leon Christiaens.
In march 1989, Gearges De Busscher
bought the farm. He had it restored in the original tradition of the
18th century farmhouses in the Flemish Ardennes...
shield of Zegelsem...
At decree of 8
augusts 1818 king Willem accorded a characterising weapon shield to
Zegelsem. The shield of is made of lapis, loaded with a disc harrow,
accompanied by a crutch and a rake, with in the shield head an eye
and a plough point, completely in pure gold. On the frontage of 't
Hof Van De Putte a copy of the original weapon shield can still be