Herman DeBacker

M, #34, (1866 - 1914)
Herman DeBacker|b. 15 May 1866\nd. 4 Apr 1914|p34.htm|Vital Eugene Louis DeBacker|b. 28 Nov 1835\nd. 2 Jan 1918|p32.htm|Hortence DeDonder|b. 31 Mar 1840\nd. 25 Jan 1923|p33.htm|Arnauld F. De Backer|b. 19 May 1794\nd. 1870|p448.htm|Sophie F. Callewaert|b. 17 Oct 1802\nd. 4 Feb 1854|p449.htm|Philippe A. DeDonder|b. 17 Jul 1800\nd. 16 Apr 1869|p451.htm|Rosalie Derodere|b. 1805\nd. 20 Sep 1879|p452.htm|

Relationship=Uncle of Leopold Joseph DeBacker.
Last Edited=19 Apr 2005


RelationshipSibling of Ancestor
Herman DeBacker was born on May 15, 1866 in Renaix (Ronse), Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.1 He was the son of Vital Eugene Louis DeBacker and Hortence DeDonder. He married Elizabeth M. Fisher on November 13, 1895 in St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.1 He died on April 4, 1914 in St Marys at age 47. He was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetary, St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.2

He emigrated in 1883 from Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. He was found on a passenger list with Vital Eugene Louis DeBacker 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 Felix DeBacker on August 14, 1892 in Immaculate Conception Church, St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas; god-parents are listed as Hermes DeBacker and Addie Richslaeller.4 He witnessed the baptism of John Baptiste DeBacker on September 16, 1900 in St Marys.4 He was a farmer in Wabaunsee County, Kansas, about 1910.


1895Rossville, Shawnee County, KansasHerman DeBacker and Elizabeth M. DeBacker appeared on the census of 1895 in Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas.5
1900Rossville, Shawnee County, KansasHe and Elizabeth M. DeBacker appeared on the census of 1900 in Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas, - listed in the same household: Jeanette M. DeBacker and Marie H. DeBacker.6
1910Newbury, Wabaunsee County, KansasHe and Elizabeth M. DeBacker appeared on the census of 1910 in Newbury, Wabaunsee County, Kansas, - listed in the same household: Jeanette M. DeBacker, Marie H. DeBacker, George W. DeBacker, Francis DeBacker and Edna DeBacker.1
Family Background
Small World, Isn't?
Descendants of Adrianus DeBacker
Descendants of Pierre Haustraete

Children of Herman DeBacker and Elizabeth M. Fisher


  1. [S7] 1910 United States Census, Wabaunsee Co., Kansas (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.
  2. [S3] Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery Listing (1998, ,.
  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. [S195] 1900 United States Census, Shawnee Co., Kansas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, Roll T623-500, ED 135, pg 9a (pg17).