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