Lewis Gaume

M, #457, (1876 - 1916)
Lewis Gaume|b. 1 Apr 1876\nd. 16 Jun 1916|p457.htm|Francis Gaume|b. 12 Mar 1843\nd. 9 Oct 1917|p445.htm|Augustina Blanchard|b. 13 Oct 1851|p453.htm|Jean B. F. X. Jeanin-Gaume|b. 22 Jun 1807\nd. Nov 1860|p280.htm|Marie E. Faiver|b. 1 Oct 1810\nd. 26 Oct 1891|p463.htm|Lawrence Blanchard|b. c 1816|p1135.htm|Marguerite Duplain|b. c 1820|p1136.htm|

Relationship=Uncle of Leopold Joseph DeBacker.
Last Edited=19 Sep 2007


RelationshipSibling of Ancestor
Lewis Gaume was born on April 1, 1876 in Ohio.1 He was the son of Francis Gaume and Augustina Blanchard. He died on June 16, 1916 in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, at age 40.

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.


1880Shannon, Pottawatomie County, KansasLewis Gaume appeared on the census of 1880 in the household of Francis Gaume and Jessie M. Gaume in Shannon, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.2
1900Topeka, Shawnee County, KansasHe appeared on the census of 1900 in the household of Augustina Blanchard in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.3
1910Topeka, Shawnee County, KansasHe appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of Justine Gaume in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.4
Family Background
My French Connection
Descendants of Claude Etienne Gaume
Descendants of Perrin Lachat


  1. [S30] Civil War Pension Form (3-389) signed by Frank Gaume, March 26, 1915 (U. S. National Archives, Military Pension Request, Cert. # 893847) ,.
  2. [S184] 1880 United States Census, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, pg 245C, ED 241, IMG 332.
  3. [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.
  4. [S8] 1910 United States Census, Shawnee Co., Kansas (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.