Mary Margaret DeDonder

F, #481, (1890 - )
Mary Margaret DeDonder|b. 26 Jan 1890|p481.htm|Vital DeDonder|b. 10 Feb 1846\nd. 15 Dec 1928|p568.htm|Sylvia Marie Pessemier|b. 8 Aug 1858\nd. 18 Nov 1917|p483.htm|Philippe A. DeDonder|b. 17 Jul 1800\nd. 16 Apr 1869|p451.htm|Rosalie Derodere|b. 1805\nd. 20 Sep 1879|p452.htm|Charles L. Pessemier|b. 13 Nov 1824\nd. 22 Mar 1914|p482.htm|Justine Vallez|b. 26 Jul 1824\nd. 14 Feb 1894|p653.htm|

Relationship=1st cousin 1 time removed of Leopold Joseph DeBacker.
Last Edited=19 Apr 2005

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Mary Margaret DeDonder was born on January 26, 1890 in Sandy Hook, Pottawatomie County, Kansas. She was the daughter of Vital DeDonder and Sylvia Marie Pessemier. She married Achille Aloysius Ronsse, son of Peter Ronsse and Teresa Platteau, on May 15, 1913 in Sandy Hook.

Her married name was Mary Margaret Ronsse. Information regarding Mary (Marie) Margaret Dedonder came from "Four Score And Ten, And Going Strong!" by Dorothy N. Hoobler (St. Mary's Star, Jan 22, 1980)
Some quotes:
"Bachelor John Leonard Ronnse, who learned of this Jesuit Mission (St.Marys Mission) town from a Belgian priest, came to Kansas. Liking the land he saw along the Kansas River, he encouraged his brother Peter and other friends and neighbors to join him here. In the months between fall,1883, and March, 1884, several families sailed for the new land, including the DeDonders, Pessemiers, and Verscheldens."
"Vital DeDonder bought an original 80 acres of land adjoining the property of his friend, Peter Ronsse, located 4 miles southwest of St Mary's. In Renaix, Vital was a weaver and a good one, but the cost of bringing the weaving looms and machinery to America was prohibitive, so he became a farmer and also raised sheep. His first wife, Marie Lobert, died just a year after their arrival in Sandy Hook, leaving five children-- Achille, Clemence (Koppes), Marie (Newton), Irma (Hallock), and Francis. Two years later, the widower married seamstress Sylvia Marie Pessemier. To this union were born George, Marie (Ronsse), Agnes(Floersch), and Alice."
"Marie and Achille lived all of their 53 years together in the same home, and reared their family of five -- Sylvia Schuda, Pittsburgh, PA; Leo and Joseph, St. Mary's; Teresa Heald, Topeka; and Rita O'Connor, Wichita."

Census

1895Rossville, Shawnee County, KansasMary Margaret DeDonder appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Vital DeDonder and Sylvia Marie Pessemier in Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas.1
1900Rossville, Shawnee County, KansasShe appeared on the census of 1900 in the household of Vital DeDonder and Sylvia Marie Pessemier in Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas.2
1910Rossville, Shawnee County, KansasShe appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of Vital DeDonder and Sylvia Marie Pessemier in Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas.3
Family Background
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Citations

  1. [S196] 1895 Kansas State Census, Shawnee Co., Kansas Topeka: Kansas State Historical Society,.
  2. [S195] 1900 United States Census, Shawnee Co., Kansas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, ED 135, Sheet 9 (pg 18).
  3. [S8] 1910 United States Census, Shawnee Co., Kansas (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.
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