Judocus (Joos) De Backer

M, #518, (1723 - 1797)
Judocus (Joos) De Backer|b. 14 Apr 1723\nd. 8 Dec 1797|p518.htm|Jacobus De Backer|b. c 1690\nd. a 1756|p520.htm|Petronella De Mulder|b. c 1690\nd. 1751|p521.htm|Gerardus De Backer|b. est 1650\nd. 30 Sep 1714|p2073.htm|Judoca Braeckman|b. 1650|p6885.htm|||||||

Relationship=3rd great-grandfather of Leopold Joseph DeBacker.
Last Edited=29 Aug 2009


Judocus (Joos) De Backer was born on April 14, 1723 in Litsau, Sint-Marie-Lierde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium; 14 April 1723 - Sint Maria Lierde.1,2,3 He was the son of Jacobus De Backer and Petronella De Mulder. He married Joanna Catharina De Wadripont, daughter of Louis De Wadripont and Maria De Backer, after 1750 in Renaix (Ronse), Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. He died on December 8, 1797 in Renaix (Ronse) at age 74.

He was the owner of a wind-mill in 1749 in Renaix (Ronse). He was purchaser of a wind-mill in 1769 in Nukerke, Maarkedal, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. He was author of a letter to the Canon chapter of Renaix about repairs made to a mill located in the "Brul" in Renaix (the Brul is now a park not far from the centre of Renaix) about 1774. He was the purchaser of a home in 1782 in Renaix (Ronse).
For more information see article The DeBacker Family.
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  1. [S42] Marc Decrits, Emmanuel Vercaemst and Guy Gadeyne Herman van Isterdael, Familie en persoonarchiven (Belgium: Archives of Renaix,, 2001).
  2. [S366] I had originally assumed that the locale of "Maria..." found on a census record from the time of the French rule in the 1790's referred to "Louise-Marie", however I was informed of the following: "For your ancestors now. I think the assumption that "Maria..." referred to "Louise-Marie" is not correct. The denomination "Louise-Marie" was given in the honor of the spouse of Leopold I, the first king of Belgium, Louise-Marie d'Orlans. I never heard the name existed before the queen Louise-Marie died. I can also attest that the name of the place is "Louise-Marie", in french or in dutch (also in flemish) but never "Marie-Louise". "Louise-Marie" is located partly on Renaix, Nukerke, Etikhove and Schorisse, even Ellezelles. It seems to me impossible that a person could be qualified as "native of Louise-Marie" or "living in Louise-Marie". Before 1851, there were no "independant" parish church in Louise-Marie and the new-born children were christened in Renaix (Saint Pierre's church), or in the church of Nukerke, Etikhove, etc." This was later clarified when it was determined that the parents of Joos DeBacker were from Sint-Maria-Lierde: "Jacobus and Petronella lived at Sint-Maria-Lierde. In French, it is Lierde-Sainte-Marie (and, if you cross out the word "Sainte" not used under the French period (1796-1815), you have Lierde Marie (and not Louise Marie) and I think it is the place you tried to localize...). They lived in the "lordship" (I cannot translate seigneurie) Litsau, in Sint-Maria-Lierde."
  3. [S389] Geneanet - Daniel DeBacker's family tree, online http://gw0.geneanet.org/index.php3?b=ddb1&lang=en