Relationship=Brother of Leopold Joseph DeBacker.
Last Edited=16 Jan 2009
He appeared in a group photo with others about 1914 in St Marys, Kansas. See exhibit. He registered for the military draft in June, 1917 at age 26 in St Marys.3 In 1918, Francis DeBacker served in US Army during the World War I. He was stationed at France part of the time.
Francis DeBacker 's name appears on the Official List of Names Registered for Draft June 5, 1917 in St. Mary's Township, North Precinct. Draft # 1160. Frank James DeBacker. Source: Supplement to The ONAGA HERALD". It lists soldiers from Pottawatomie Killed, Wounded, Or Missing In Action during WWI. On the list of wounded in action is... Debacher, Frank J., St. Marys and Debacher, Leopold, St. Marys. I knew that Frank DeBacker was in the Army and served in Europe. I know that my grandfather was in the Navy, but I thought that he was stationed in Providence, R.I. I've never heard anything of Leo being wounded during WWI. He appeared in a group photo with others about 1919 in St Marys. See exhibit. He studied for the priesthood about 1920. He was a Florist in Omaha about 1930. He appeared in a group photo with others about 1940 in Hastings, Nebraska. See exhibit.
- Descendants of Adrianus DeBacker
Descendants of Pierre Haustraete
Descendants of Claude Etienne Gaume
Descendants of Perrin Lachat
- [S2] Immaculate Conception Parish Records (Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Marys, Kansas) ,.
- [S5] Letter from Geraldine Joan DeBacker (Billings, Montana) to Mike DeBacker, Feburary 11, 1989; unknown repository (unknown repository address), Buried from St. Mary's Church on "Q" St. in south Omaha.
- [S257] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
- [S1] 1900 Census, St. Marys, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, ED 148, Sheet 7 (pg 15).
- [S9] 1910 United States Census, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.