Relationship=Uncle of Leopold Joseph DeBacker.
Last Edited=19 Sep 2007
Lewis Gaume was also known as James L. Gaume. According to Francis Gaume's Civil War Pension request (1915), Lewis' birthdate is April 1st, 1876; however the St. Louis Parish records (Louisville, Ohio) show that his sister, Alice, was baptised in 1876. The pension request shows that Alice's birthdate is Jan 24, 1877. Pratically all of the dates on the pension request have been proven to be wrong. 1880 census suggests that he was born 1878.
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- [S30] Civil War Pension Form (3-389) signed by Frank Gaume, March 26, 1915 (U. S. National Archives, Military Pension Request, Cert. # 893847) ,.
- [S184] 1880 United States Census, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, pg 245C, ED 241, IMG 332.
- [S195] 1900 United States Census, Shawnee Co., Kansas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, What is curious is that for the census record of 1900, Justine is listed as a widow. We know that Frank was not dead – he died in 1917, plus there is a record of him reapplying for his Civil pension in 1910, which he finally started receiving in 1912.
- [S8] 1910 United States Census, Shawnee Co., Kansas (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.