Vital Eugene Louis DeBacker

M, #32, (1835 - 1918)
Vital Eugene Louis DeBacker|b. 28 Nov 1835\nd. 2 Jan 1918|p32.htm|Arnauld Francois De Backer|b. 19 May 1794\nd. 1870|p448.htm|Sophie Françoise Callewaert|b. 17 Oct 1802\nd. 4 Feb 1854|p449.htm|Andreas De Backer|b. 1751\nd. 8 Feb 1812|p514.htm|Anna M. Van den Daele|b. 1762\nd. 14 Feb 1827|p515.htm|Jean B. Callewaert|b. 6 Feb 1763\nd. 5 Apr 1834|p551.htm|Marie J. Haustraete|b. 1764\nd. 11 Oct 1815|p552.htm|

Relationship=Grandfather of Leopold Joseph DeBacker.
Last Edited=5 Jun 2011

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OriginBelgian
Vital Eugene Louis DeBacker was born on November 28, 1835 in Renaix (Ronse), Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.1 He was the son of Arnauld Francois De Backer and Sophie Françoise Callewaert. He married Hortence DeDonder, daughter of Philippe Antoine DeDonder and Rosalie Derodere, on April 17, 1861 in Renaix (Ronse). He died on January 2, 1918 in St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, at age 82. He was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetary, St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.2

Vital Eugene Louis DeBacker was also known as Vital Eugene Louis De Backer. He was found on a passenger list on October 29, 1883 in New York City, New York. The family arrived aboard the SS Nederland from Antwerp, Belgium on October 29, 1883 in at New York City, New York. Their place of origin is shown as France – a mistake made by the Dutch captain probably because the parents and the children all spoke French. From New York, the DeBacker’s next destination was the remote corner of northeast Kansas some 1400 miles away. There is little doubt that in 1883 that they would have traveled by any other means than by way of the railroads.3 He witnessed the baptism of Victor C. DeBacker in Immaculate Conception Church, St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.4 He resided in St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, in 1910. He and John B. De Backer may have been related.

Census

1895Rossville, Shawnee County, KansasVital Eugene Louis DeBacker and Hortence DeBacker appeared on the census of 1895 in Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas, - listed in the same household: Pauline F. DeBacker.5
1900St Marys, Pottawatomie County, KansasHe and Hortence DeBacker appeared on the census of 1900 in St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, - listed in the same household: Vitalia DeBacker, Pauline F. DeBacker and Willis E. Miller.6
1910St Marys, Pottawatomie County, KansasHe and Hortence DeBacker appeared on the census of 1910 in St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, - listed in the same household: Vitalia DeBacker and Achille F. DeBacker.7
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Citations

  1. [S1] 1900 Census, St. Marys, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration.
  2. [S3] Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery Listing (1998, http://169.147.169.151/genweb/pottawat/potcem7.html) ,.
  3. [S270] New York. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957. Micropublication T715. Rolls # 5592-6267. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  4. [S2] Immaculate Conception Parish Records (Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Marys, Kansas) ,.
  5. [S196] 1895 Kansas State Census, Shawnee Co., Kansas Topeka: Kansas State Historical Society,.
  6. [S1] 1900 Census, St. Marys, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, ED 148 sheet 8 (pg 16).
  7. [S9] 1910 United States Census, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.
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