On March 25th, 1914, Flaive Poelman and her mother, Octavie, arrive in America at Ellis Island aboard the RMS Olympic. In five months World War One would begin when Germany invaded neutral Belgium. The German army would attack as far west as Brussels while turning south in order to invade France. 
The ship’s manifest lists H. Poelman as Flavie’s father. And the manifest also shows that Flavie and Octavie had a friend in Ghent who lived on Krevelstraat – MMe. Goens. But now I have a problem. I always thought Flavie’s maiden name was Goens!
Anyone want to comment?
And does anyone know what the street name is for H. Poelman’s Detroit address? It seems to be “Reals” or maybe “Keals”. I found a Keal Street but it but I’m not sure if that is the right one. Comments?