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Leopold / Perry County / Indiana

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Immigrant Families Who Came to Leopold, Indiana from the Semois River Valley in Belgium

St. Augustine Pastors and Dates

Excerpt from A Living History of Perry County
by James Mosby.

Excerpt from Leopold: A History
Edited by Judy (Holman) Howe. Produced in cooperation with the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Perry County Commissioners, and Perry County Council.

L'Histoire de Leopold et Le Comté de Perry, Indiana
The History of Leopold in Perry County, IN
maintained by Guy Gallez.

Three Remembered
Three Leopold men survive notorious Andersonville prison during the Civil War.

Our Lady of Consolation

History of Perry County: from its organization to the present day
by Miss Josie Drumb
From The Cannelton Enquirer, Saturday, August 17, 1872.

Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau (circa June 2005)
Includes history & legends, historic churches and cemetaries, and some genealogy information.

Map of families by town/village who emigrated from the Semois Valley.
Based on data from Ducat, Jean. (1992) De Semois en Indiana. Biesme-Mettet, Belgium: Luxembourg Belge Amérique.

A project completed for a 100 level Cultural Geography course (by Deanna). By no means exhaustive and should eventually be compared with other sources like those above.
PowerPoint converted to PDF. Scroll up & down to advance slides. External links to Google Maps (Belgian emigrant map. Landmarks in Leopold, IN map.) work by clicking slide, but once in Google Maps you must use your browser's BACK arrow/button to return to the PDF.

Belgian Walloons in America

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Brabançons au Nouveau Monde : contribution à l'étude de l'émigration de Belgique méridionale vers les Amériques au 19e siècle
(full text) by Jean Ducat.

From Grez-Doiceau to Wisconsin : contribution à l'étude de l'émigration wallonne vers les États-Unis d'Amérique au XIXème siècle
(full text) Defnet, Mary A.; Ducat, Jean; Eggerickx, Thierry; Poulain, Michel

Passagers Belges partis vers l'Amerique en 1856
(full text) by Jean Ducat

Walloon Emigration to Wisconsin from Wisconsin's French Connections.

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PETER: The Andrew Peter Family
by Rene Bouillon & David Peter

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