Categorizing someone who was born in Limburg 1830-1839 (belgian period)

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The province of Limburg was Belgian between 1830-1839. An ancestor  fled to Mook/Middelaar so he didn't have to go in the army, met a girl and started a family. Some of the kids are born between 1830 and 1839, the younger ones just after it.

I was automatically putting a Dutch Roots sticker on all their profiles but just realized that probably is not right.

What is the proper way to categorize these   profiles (and mentioning of place of birth)?
in WikiTree Help by Eef van Hout G2G6 Pilot (126k points)

Wikipedia says Mook was an exception:

"In 1830 sloot geheel Limburg, met uitzondering van Maastricht en Mook, waar Nederlandse garnizoenen waren gelegerd, zich aan bij de Belgische Revolutie"

"In 1830, the whole of Limburg, with the exception of Maastricht and Mook, where Dutch garrisons were stationed, joined the Belgian Revolution"

So maybe you could just keep the "Dutch" stickers and location names.

As historian I've researched this period in this region and I can guarantee you that Mook was "the enemy" during that period. A frontier situation  and a lot of families were split up due to it.Wikipedia has it wrong. I'll look at their sources.
OK, so much for Wikipedia...

There are other sites on the web also stating (no sources cited) Mook was an exception. Probably echoing Wikipedia.
No specific source mentioned. The only thing I can imagine is that Mook changed sides a bit later than the rest of Limburg, could be a few weeks. I've read primary sources where troops were camped around the border between Mook and Gelderland, about a brewer whose wife lived in Mook and he himself in Heumen, his brewery in one village, his "mouterij" in the other and he "wethouder" in Heumen. There were spies set on him. about the army in hight alert because of a lot of people moving... in the end it was a catholic procession. etc. etc.

This June 1839 newspaper item says Mook was Dutch territory again after a little over eight years, so more evidence that Wikipedia has it wrong, like you said. And probably was Belgian as of late 1830 or early 1831.

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