Achille F. DeBacker
Relationship=Uncle of Leopold Joseph DeBacker.
Last Edited=13 Jan 2006
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 emigrated in 1885 from Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.4 He was a druggist in St Marys about 1910. He was found on WWI Draft Registration list on September 12, 1918 in Jefferson County, Kansas.5
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- [S98] Perry Druggist Dead, St Marys Star, St Marys, Kansas, 1929, Achille F. DeBacher [sic] Had Been In Business There Seventeen Years Achille F. DeBacher, 53, died Friday night at his home in Perry [Kansas]. He was born in Belgium and came to the United States as a youth. He had operated a drug store at Perry for the last seventeen years. DeBacher was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his widow; three daughters, Althea, Mary Elizabeth, and Rita, of the home address; three sisters Miss Vitolia [sic] DeBacher and Mrs. Pauline Miller of St Marys, and Mrs. Camille Pessemier, of Tacoma, Wash. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.. Hereinafter cited as St Marys Star.
- [S3] Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery Listing (1998, http://126.96.36.199/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.
- [S187] 1900 United States Census, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, Millcreek Twnshp, ED 144, pg 495.
- [S257] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
- [S187] 1900 United States Census, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, Millcreek twnshp. ED 144, pg 495 (pg 1B).
- [S9] 1910 United States Census, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.