Dan Vandegaer Sabine Parish, Louisiana

Dan Vandegaer, parish surveyor, was born in the Province of Brabant, Belgium, December 26, 1844, his parents being Jasper and Joanna (Broweer) Vandegaer, who immigrated to America in the early '50s, settling in Rapides parish, where the subject of this sketch was reared.

In 1867 he came to Many and engaged in ginning and later in running a saw mill. For many years he has been parish surveyor and still performs the duties of that position and is also parish abstractor, having as his associate in the latter business Attorney R. A. Fraser.

Mr. Vandegaer is esteemed as a gentleman of sterling integrity and splendid character, and is one of the parish's most useful citizens. He has been thrice married and has seven children living: Rev. N. F. Vandegaer of Monroe, Dan H., Nina, Thomas, Cecil, John and Theresa.

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Source: History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.

 

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