Leo Vandegaer Sabine Parish, Louisiana

Leo Vandegaer was born December 21, 1859, in the town of Many. His parents were John B. and Maria (Buvens) Vandegaer, natives of Belgium, who immigrated to America with their parents in the early '50s.

Leo Vandegaer has lived in Many all his life, received his education at St. Charles College, Grand Coteau, Louisiana. For several years he was engaged in the mercantile business with his father, and after the latter's death succeeded him as postmaster at Many and still retains that position, and is also editor of the Sabine Banner.

He has served in several public positions, and has contributed as much as anyone citizen to the upbuilding of the parish, On June 3, 1886, he was married to Jennie, daughter of Dr. T. W. Abington, one child being born to them, Maggie.

His wife died in 1887, and on September 4, 1889, he was married to Miss Emma Currie of Shreveport, and to their union four children were born, Eula, Mary, Annie Claire and Leo Jr., the young ladies having completed their education in splendid academies, while Leo Jr., is a student at his father's alma mater, St. Charles College.

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

 

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