Relationship=Grandfather of Leopold Joseph DeBacker.
Last Edited=5 Jun 2011
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.
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Children of Vital Eugene Louis DeBacker and Hortence DeDonder
- [S1] 1900 Census, St. Marys, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration.
- [S3] Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery Listing (1998, http://18.104.22.168/genweb/pottawat/potcem7.html) ,.
- [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.
- [S2] Immaculate Conception Parish Records (Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Marys, Kansas) ,.
- [S196] 1895 Kansas State Census, Shawnee Co., Kansas Topeka: Kansas State Historical Society,.
- [S1] 1900 Census, St. Marys, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, ED 148 sheet 8 (pg 16).
- [S9] 1910 United States Census, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.