I am seeking information regarding my paternal great-great-great grandfather Benoit Van Outryve, some sort of government official of Ruuselede in the late 1800's. He had a son, Leopold VanOutrive, headmaster of Ruuselede school. I have been unable to discover any details whatsoever regarding Benoit and would so appreciate some direction.
My father Harold J. Van Outrive was the son of Urban Van Outrive, youngest son of Leopold, who emigrated to the US after WWI, about 1919.