Joseph VAN GESTEL London, Durban, Antwerp #general


Jan Bousse <janbousse@...>
 

Dear friends,

I am looking for the whereabouts and family of Joseph VAN GESTEL. He was a
diamond cutter, born around 1893, possibly in Antwerp, Belgium. He married
Berthe GREWEL, >from a Jewish family in Antwerp, in Holborn on 16 May 1920.
His son by Berthe GREWEL, Maurice Jean VAN GESTEL, was born 31 January 1921
in London St. Pancras. It is assumed therefore that he has been living in
London for some years. I don't know if the census for 1921 is accessible, if
so perhaps someone could look him up for me.

Presumably he moved to South-Africa, as on 23 July 1930 he arrived in
London >from Durban on the vessel City of Sparta, perhaps on a business trip.
The London address given was 25 Tilson Rd, Tottenham. Can anyone look
perhaps in the census or other sources if he remained there, if he moved back to
South-Africa or to Belgium. It seems he had the Belgian nationality, I have
however not been able to find any trace of him in Belgium.

Many thanks,

Jan Bousse, Oostende, Belgium
janbousse@skynet.be

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