Pauline F. DeBacker

F, #38, (1878 - 1961)
Pauline F. DeBacker|b. 1878\nd. 1961|p38.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=Aunt of Leopold Joseph DeBacker.
Last Edited=19 Apr 2005


RelationshipSibling of Ancestor
Pauline F. DeBacker was born in 1878 in Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.1 She was the daughter of Vital Eugene Louis DeBacker and Hortence DeDonder. She married Willis E. Miller in 1902 in St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas. She died in 1961 in St Marys. She was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetary, St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.2

She emigrated in 1883 from Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. She 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 Her married name was Pauline Miller.


1895Rossville, Shawnee County, KansasPauline F. DeBacker appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Vital Eugene Louis DeBacker and Hortence DeBacker in Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas.4
1900St Marys, Pottawatomie County, KansasShe appeared on the census of 1900 in the household of Vital Eugene Louis DeBacker and Hortence DeBacker in St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.5
1910St Marys, Pottawatomie County, KansasShe and Willis E. Miller appeared on the census of 1910 in St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, - listed in the same household: Loraies F. Miller, Francis Aloysius Miller, Lucille M. Miller and Willis J. Miller Jr.1
Family Background
Small World, Isn't?
Descendants of Adrianus DeBacker
Descendants of Pierre Haustraete

Children of Pauline F. DeBacker and Willis E. Miller


  1. [S9] 1910 United States Census, Pottawatomie 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. [S196] 1895 Kansas State Census, Shawnee Co., Kansas Topeka: Kansas State Historical Society,.
  5. [S1] 1900 Census, St. Marys, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, ED 148 sheet 8 (pg 16).