William H. Vandegaer Sabine Parish, Louisiana

William H. Vandegaer, clerk and recorder, was born in the town of Many, December 2, 1865, being the second son of John B. and Maria (Buvens) Vandegaer.

He has spent his entire life here, attended school in Many and at St. Charles College, Grand Coteau. In 1894 he was married to Belle Buvens; after her death, which occurred in 1904, was married to Mrs. G. W. Hatcher. Two children were born to his first marriage, John B. and Sarah. Mr. Vandegaer was engaged in the mercantile business with his father until the latter's death.

In 1893 he was appointed parish assessor by Governor Murphy J. Foster and held that position for twelve years. In 1909 he was elected clerk and recorder to fill the unexpired term of W. E, McNeely (deceased), and is the present occupant of that position.

He is an efficient and courteous official and progressive citizen. Aside from his public duties he is interested in prosperous business enterprises.

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


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