Camille Pessemier

M, #469, (1863 - 1947)
Camille Pessemier|b. 16 Jan 1863\nd. 7 Jun 1947|p469.htm|Charles Louis Pessemier|b. 13 Nov 1824\nd. 22 Mar 1914|p482.htm|Justine Vallez|b. 26 Jul 1824\nd. 14 Feb 1894|p653.htm|||||||||||||

Last Edited=26 Jun 2005


Camille Pessemier was born on January 16, 1863 in Renaix (Ronse), Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. He was the son of Charles Louis Pessemier and Justine Vallez. He married Marie DeBacker, daughter of Vital Eugene Louis DeBacker and Hortence DeDonder, on December 8, 1889 in Seattle, Washington. He died on June 7, 1947 in Tacoma, Washington, at age 84.

He witnessed the baptism of Camille DeBacker on September 26, 1905 in Immaculate Conception Church, St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.1 "Camille was the oldest son of Charles Louis Pessemier and his wife Justine Vallez. They began to think of leaving Belgium after Camille wasto be drafted for the military service. They paid 1000 francs for a replacement for him, as was the custom in Belgium, if the family could afford it. Camille came to this country in 1882 and settled in St Marys,Kansas. After the rest of the family arrived in Kansas, Camille and his brother, Henry Joseph, struck out for the state of Washington. This area was growing rapidly because it was a supply source for prospectors of the Alaskan Gold Rush. Camille established what was to become a prestigious shoe store chain in Seattle and Tacoma. The pioneer opened the store in Seattle in 1888. It carried a wide range of merchandise from working boots and family shoes to fine women's styles. Eventually his brother Henry Joseph, joined him in the business. Camille was an astute businessman, meeting the needs of his customers. .."2
Descendants of Adrianus DeBacker
Descendants of Pierre Haustraete

Children of Camille Pessemier and Marie DeBacker


  1. [S2] Immaculate Conception Parish Records (Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Marys, Kansas) ,.
  2. [S10] Joan Emert, compiler Siegert, The Pessemier Portfolio: ancestors and descendants of Charles Louis Pessemier and his wife, Marie Justine Vallez (Garland, Texas : J. E. Siegert) , 929.2 P475s.