Relationship=Uncle of Leopold Joseph DeBacker.
Last Edited=19 Apr 2005
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.
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Children of Herman DeBacker and Elizabeth M. Fisher
- [S7] 1910 United States Census, Wabaunsee 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,.
- [S195] 1900 United States Census, Shawnee Co., Kansas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, Roll T623-500, ED 135, pg 9a (pg17).