Mathieu in Liege on (Date?) and had three children: Francis born? Who
became a ships captain, Alice born May 21st.1892 became sister Marie-Ange
of the Conception. And Madeline born? Sidonie died in? On?
Joseph-Louis remarried on December 18th. 1892. His second wife, Rosa
Charlotte Cornelie Gielis b: July 1857 in Leige. she bore him four more
children all of whom were born in Malines (Mechelen).
Jeanne Marie Gerardine,
born on September 10th. 1894
born on September 7th. 1895 (my mother)
born on February 3rd. 1897
born on November 15th. 1898
family lived in Louisa Street 20 until 25th September 1912 when they
moved into the Castle Ergstein in Heindonk where they were registered
until 17th July 1919 Malines (Mechelen) where they had a town house and
at Chateau e Bergstein Heindonk north of the town. The Chateau
overlooked three large lakes.
Belgium Authorities, in their wisdom, commandeered the Chateau in 1914
for use as a military headquarters and Gun emplacement; the idea was to
connect the three lakes situated about the buildings to form a moat. On
the 4th October 1914 Belgium Artillery entirely destroyed the buildings.
Jumpertz family was obliged to move out quickly. Arrangements were made
for the family to be evacuated across the channel to 20, Dalgarno
Gardens, North Kensington, where Joseph and Rosa lived with their two
daughters, Jeanne and my mother Yvonne, until my parents married.
Joseph Jumpertz took up the position of ‘Professor of Modern Languages’,
at Berkhamstead School, north of London, in the autumn term of 1917.
Where he opened a language department overlooking the gravel quad above
the reception office.
Joseph Jumpertz would travel up from Kensington by train to
Berkhampstead station, which was within a short walk of the school. Even
in those days he could have completed the journey in under an hour. His
stay at the school was short for the