The occupation of day labourer is out of date. Yet, it was one of the most common occupations until before the First World War. Consequently, many of my ancestors worked as day labourers. Now what is a day labourer?
Petrus Maes is – at least for now – the furthest ancestor of the directly paternal line, the Maes family. As I bump into the limits of historical material for this branch, it is time for a look at the family history of the Maes family line, with roots in Sint-Denijs (Zwevegem) and Wytschaete (Heuvelland).