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    Gemina Eugenie Andry[1, 2, 3]

    Female 1863 - 1939  (76 years)


    Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

    • Name Gemina Eugenie Andry 
      Born 12 Dec 1863  Wasmes, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
      • The register shows that on 12 December 1863, Jean Joseph Andry, aged 36, miner, resident in Wasmes, declared the birth of a female child at five am that day, being the daughter of himself and his wife Rosalie Mariage, and declared that he wished to name her Gémina. The declaration was made in the presence of Gustave Brunin, aged 32, "Garde Champetre", and Nazaire Delattre, aged 28, employee, both resident in Wasmes.
      Gender Female 
      Occupation 1888/9  Croix, Canton de Roubaix, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
      Servant 
      Residence 1888/9  Croix, Canton de Roubaix, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
      Residence Bef 1916  Paturages, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      • Gémina notified the Paturages council on 3 November 1917 of her move to Paris. How was she able to move to and from France during the Great War?
      Residence Bef 1916  Paturages, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
      • This is evident from the Paturages Change of address Certificate.
      Residence Oct 1916  Paris 17eme, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
      at 29 rue Brunel 
      Removal 4 Oct 1916  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
      she moved 
      • The certificate [original held] shows that Gémina arrived in Paris on 4 October 1916 and registered her arrival with the Paris Police on 16 October. The next day she was issued with a residence permit ("Permis de Séjour") [copy held].
      Immigration 4 Oct 1916  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
      • Gémina registered her arrival in Paris on 4 October 1916 with the Paris Police who provided a cerificate of her registration as a foreigner. The occupation of Gémina on the certificate has been defaced for some reason.however, her occupation of domestic servant is stated on the Residence Permit (Permis de Séjour) which she obtained from the Police in Paris on 17 October 1916. This states her declaration of residence at rue Brunel no. 29 on 17 October 1916. That she was formerly living in Paturages, Belgium, is shown by the Certificate of Change of Residence issued by the Paturages local authority.
      Occupation 1917 
      a person of independent means ("Rentiere") 
      • So described in the Certificate of Change of Residence issued on 3 November 1917.
      Residence 1917  Place St Jacques, 78, Paris 14eme, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
      • The Paris address is given in the Certificate of change of Residence issued by the Paturages local authority.
      Residence 1917  Paris 14eme, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      at Place St.Jacques, 78 
      • The Paris address is given in the Certificate of change of Residence issued by the Paturages local authority.
      Possessions From 1919 to 1926  Paturages, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
      She owned a house at 185 Avenue de la Belle Maison 
      • A notarial deed dated 5 August 1919 shows that Gémina bought at auction a parcel of land of 19.4 ares on the Avenue de la Belle Maison for 4,600 francs. It is stated that this street is in Jemappes. There is also an insurance policy (no. 2090981) relating to 185 Avenue de la Belle Maison but at Paturages which is presumably the sme property. The policy was valid for 10 years from 22/07/1926 with Compagnie De Bruxelles pour l'Assurance a la Foudre et les Explosions S.A. for a value of 15,000 francs and 1,000 francs for contents.
      Possessions 5 Aug 1919  Jemappes, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
      she bought at auction a plot at rue de la Bele maison 
      • The original notarial "acte" (deed) has survived [original held by author] shows that the plot was put up for auction by the commune (local authority) of Eugies. It is not clear why Eugies was involved as the plot was in Jemappes. The plot was sold to Gémina at the price of BF 4,600
      Possessions 1926  Paturages, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
      She insured her house at 185 Avenue de la Belle Maison 
      • The address of the house is given as Avenue de la Belle Maison, 185, Paturages. Presumably this house was built on the plot she is recorded as having purchased in August 1919 although that plot was described as situate in "rue" de la Belle Maison in Jemappes, a neighbouring authority. Perhaps there was a change of boundary.
        Gemina held an insurance policy on the house valid for 10 years from 22/07/1926 with Compagnie De Bruxelles pour l'Assurance a la Foudre et les Explosions S.A. for a value of 15,000 francs and 1,000 francs for contents.
      Death 24 Dec 1939  Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
      • Hector Corne paid for her oak coffin.
      Died 24 Dec 1939  Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
      • Gémina wrote to Berthe on 7 September 1939 to thank her for her letter and express her hope that Gémina would be able to come to see her soon.
      Funrl. 28 Dec 1939  [16
      • The original funeral bill survives [held by author]. The cost of the funeral was BF 751.50 and paid for by Hector Cornez.
      Nationality Swiss 
      • Her nationality (by marriage) is stated on the Certificate of Change of Residence issued by Paturages.
      _UID 3BBD9CB82ECBE143AD1D149BD78662D576E2 
      Person ID I1441  Farmiloe
      Last Modified 2 Oct 2014 

      Father Jean Joseph Andry,   b. 27 Feb 1827, Wasmes, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
      Mother Rosalie Mariage,   b. 1834,   d. Yes, date unknown 
      Married 16 Apr 1861  Paturages, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
      Family ID F367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Josef Unternahrer,   b. 6 Oct 1857, Entelbuch, Schrot, Luzern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
      Married 3 Jan 1889  Croix, Nord, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
      • The original "Livret de Famille" (family registration book) is held by the author. Josef Unternahrer's occupation is stated to be "journalier" (journalist) and Gémina's is servant.
      Children 
       1. Berthe Lydie Unternahrer,   b. 7 Dec 1889, Saint Gilles, Brussels, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1956, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
      Last Modified 31 Mar 2016 
      Family ID F365  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Notes 
      • TThe author believes from his mother, Diana Farmiloe, that Gemina's sister Lydia was the mother of Hector Cornez, who was the partner of Rebecca Descamps, the mother of Sarah ("Daisy") Fievet, the mother of Jacqueline Duby, the author's wife. The author also believes that Gemina's father, Jean Joseph Andry, was married to Rosalie Mariage who was Sarah Fievet's grandmother.

        According to Diana, Gémina may have met Josef Unternahrer when working at an hotel. She was a very good cook and learnt perhaps at an hotel. She remembered Josef's sister having said: "C'est les hotels qui ont ruiné mon frere". J

        osef was a journalist and according to family tradition an interpreter. He had weal lungs. It seems Gémina found him "in flagrante" with another woman at the hotel and left him. Gémina found work as a cook in Paris with a Protestant family called Fallot. When working, she had to leave her daughter Berthe all lone in her room. She later found a place for Berthe at a convent for Protestant nuns where she was well looked after. Gémina went to Switzerland when Josef was dying in order that a document be signed. It sems Josef said to Gémina: "je vous ai mal traité".

    • Sources 
      1. [S269] GEDCOM file imported on 16 Apr 2009.

      2. [S54] Author's personal knowledge (Reliability: 2).

      3. [S1] GEDCOM file imported on 4 January 2012.

      4. [S187] Etat Civil (birth certificate) France (Reliability: 3).
        Birth certificate no. 565814 (1916), Mairie 17th Arondissement, Paris, Paris, France

      5. [S274] Marriage Certificate (Reliability: 3).

      6. [S196] Certificate of Change of Residence (Reliability: 3).

      7. [S272] Certificate of Change of Residence (Reliability: 3).

      8. [S264] France/Alien reg, Reg no.4158 Paris Pref Police 16 October 1916 (Reliability: 3).

      9. [S264] France/Alien reg, Pref. Police Paris no. 4158 (Reliability: 3).

      10. [S195] France/Permis de Séjour, Paris 17eme 17 October 1916 (Reliability: 3).

      11. [S271] Residence permit (Reliability: 3).

      12. [S273] Unternahrer, Berthe papers (Reliability: 3).

      13. [S266] Godefroid, Me. J, notaire, No.617 5 August 1919 (Reliability: 3).
        Original held

      14. [S270] Peter Chalk Family Tree (Reliability: 2).

      15. [S192] Peter Chalk Family Tree (Reliability: 2).

      16. [S265] Mercier-Dufrane inv., 28 December 1938 (Reliability: 3).

      17. [S156] International Genealogical Index (R).
        Form submitted by an LDS Church member

      18. [S267] France/Nord/Crox/Livret de Famille, 3 January 1889 (Reliability: 3).
        Original held