Category: <span>Heppen</span>

There are beautiful stamps of Leopoldsburg, Heppen and the Camp Beverlo?

I am not a stamp collector myself, but on my search for postcards I did come across a number of beautiful stamps (and have therefore purchased them). On the right and below you can see my, without a doubt, limited collection. If you are still looking for yourself, I still…

Father Lambert Aerts

The article below was found in “Pastoor-Aertspad & Turftrapperspad” of the Davidsfonds and the local history circle Leopoldsburg-Heppen. Lambert Aerts was born in Boorsem on March 20, 1875, the year that the Davidsfonds was also founded. He was ordained a priest in 1900 and was successively teacher and principal of…

Hamlets of Leopoldsburg & Heppen

At the end of the nineteenth century, the transitional areas between Leopoldsburg and its surrounding municipalities gradually became densely populated. The expansion of the municipality was carefully prepared and executed. The streets and avenues were laid out before the construction could begin. In order to prevent a proliferation, the municipal…

Mill

The Heppen Mill (also known as Mill Zels) was a wooden windmill in the Molenbergstraat. The default mill was founded in 1853 by miller Felix LOOS from Balen, who transferred the mill elsewhere. His children took over the mill in 1862. In 1878 the mill was put on the name…

Old Brewery

Hyacint Caïmo was an officer in the French army from 1812 to 1815 and later until 1825 in the Dutch army. After the independence of Belgium he joined the Belgian army as a captain. When in 1835 Diest’s camp was broken up and transferred to Beverlo, Caïmo was charged with engaging in horse-drawn carriages….

Châlet d’Asdonck

The Châlet d’Asdonck is the name of a country house located on the Immert in Heppen, a part of the Belgian municipality of Leopoldsburg. Another name for this area is the ‘Asdonkerheide’. The building dates from around 1900 and is located at the corner of the Olmenseweg and the Kanaalstraat….