Chris Fichter   9/10/1987 IL Brad Fichter   10/16/1989 IL (current    to past) Decnie Sue DeBouver  11/28/1981 IL M: 12/1...
1910 Census:  Victor & Irma DeBouver (“De Bomer”) living in Chicago. Victor listed as Carpenter/Builder, both spoke Englis...
NY Passenger List:  Christor Stergios born 1891 in Argos, Greece arrived in New York (able to read & write) on 4/20/1912 o...
WWI Draft Card:  Chris Stergios born 9/7/1891 lived in Hammond, Indiana & was a bartender. He is listed as having a wife &...
1930 Census:  Chris Stergios listed as living in Indiana, co-owning/working in/living at a restaurant with Andrew Stergios...
1920 Census:  Marie Stergios born in 1912 in Illinois is listed as a step-daughter (along with two other step-daughters An...
1910 Census  DeBouver family (listed as “He Bonver”) Vital DeBouver (He Bonver) came to the U.S. from Belgium in 1907 & he...
Vital DeBouver’s Naturalization Record:  Vital DeBouver born 5/6/1884 in Belgium arrived in the U.S. on 5/29/1907 & was na...
1930 Census  Leitner family, Father Joe Leitner listed as born in Yugoslavia (& both of his parents were born in Yugoslavi...
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DeBouver Family History

  1. 1. Chris Fichter 9/10/1987 IL Brad Fichter 10/16/1989 IL (current  to past) Decnie Sue DeBouver 11/28/1981 IL M: 12/17/2006 Jeremy Jeschke (4/20/1982) James David DeBouver 9/22/1983 IL M: 8/13/2005 Jen Mihecoby (3/24/1980) Emily Morgan DeBouver 8/27/1996 IL Audrey Elizabeth DeBouver 3/10/1998 IL Larson Carter DeBouver 8/28/2001 IL Elizabeth Margaret (Marge) Leitner 9/3/1932-8/3/2010 M 1955 S: Tony (1917 IL), Frank (1919 MI), Joe Jr. Ann (1921 IL), Joe Jr. (1923 IL), Katherine “Kay” (3/28/1925 IL), Max (1927 IL), Adolph (9/8/1929 IL) M: married Di: divorced S: siblings I: immigrated to U.S. = end (no . more info.) Gilbert J. DeBouver 8/8/1928 IL M: 1955 Vicki DeBouver 7/2/1959 IL M Keith Fichter 4/13/1961 Steven Gilbert DeBouver 6/24/ 1962 IL M: 7/10/1995, Di: 2006 Susan Nelson (1/12/1963 IL) Joe Leitner 1892 Yugoslavia Elisabeth Schnetsnitzel 1894 Yugoslavia Marie Aileen Stergios 1912 IL-Apr 1922 FL S: Anna 1911 & Loretta 1914 George (Vital) DeBouver 11/13/1910 Chicago-5/21/1981 FL M: 1920s to Marie Stergios & in 1943 to Velma Phillips (1913-2000) S: Oscar DeBouver Irma Wallraven 1884 Belgium Chris Peter Stergios 9/7/1891 Greece-8/1980 Chicago, IL Mary Quennie OConnell 1893 Chicago DEBOUVER Victor DeBouver 1884 Belgium, Arrival in U.S. 1907 S: Vital DeBouver 5/6/1884 (In 1906 Married Roselie Wessaert 1887-1976 & 2 children: Oscar 1906-1998 & Marguerite 1914-2005)
  2. 2. 1910 Census: Victor & Irma DeBouver (“De Bomer”) living in Chicago. Victor listed as Carpenter/Builder, both spoke English & could read & write. Both Victor & Irma (and all of their parents) were born in Belgium. Papa’s paternal grandfather & grandmother
  3. 3. NY Passenger List: Christor Stergios born 1891 in Argos, Greece arrived in New York (able to read & write) on 4/20/1912 on a ship named the “Macedonia.” The Macedonia was in service from 1912-1932. Its maiden voyage was on 4/5/1912, so Chris Stergios was on the ship on one of its very first voyages. The ship was sunk as a merchant ship in Syra harbor during war with Turkey & was refloated/sold to Dutch in 1916, sold again in 1921, & dismantled in 1932. Papa’s maternal grandfather
  4. 4. WWI Draft Card: Chris Stergios born 9/7/1891 lived in Hammond, Indiana & was a bartender. He is listed as having a wife & three children and as being short with black hair & eyes. Papa’s maternal grandfather
  5. 5. 1930 Census: Chris Stergios listed as living in Indiana, co-owning/working in/living at a restaurant with Andrew Stergios (b:1893, 2 yrs. younger than Chris ) & a partner named George Karaber. Chris Stergios is listed as married (married at age 18 in 1909) Papa’s paternal grandfather & grandmother
  6. 6. 1920 Census: Marie Stergios born in 1912 in Illinois is listed as a step-daughter (along with two other step-daughters Anna Stergios born in 1911 & Loretta Stergios born in 1914. The head of the household is listed as Thomas Christos born 1887 in Greece. Thomas’ parents were both born in Greece too. Also listed is Thomas’ wife Mary G. Christos born in Illinois in 1894, Harmon Utley (a lodger), & Mary OConnor (an aunt) born in Illinois in 1871. It says Mary OConnor’s parents were both born in Illinois as well. Papa’s Mother
  7. 7. 1910 Census DeBouver family (listed as “He Bonver”) Vital DeBouver (He Bonver) came to the U.S. from Belgium in 1907 & he was a carpenter/builder who could read & write. 2 years later his wife, Roselie DeBouver (He Bonver) & his son Oscar came from Belgium to the U.S.. Roselie could read & write as well. Papa’s grandfather’s brother (Victor DeBouver’s brother)
  8. 8. Vital DeBouver’s Naturalization Record: Vital DeBouver born 5/6/1884 in Belgium arrived in the U.S. on 5/29/1907 & was naturalized as a citizen on 9/23/1919. Papa’s grandfather’s brother (Victor DeBouver’s brother)
  9. 9. 1930 Census Leitner family, Father Joe Leitner listed as born in Yugoslavia (& both of his parents were born in Yugoslavia). His job is listed as some type of “presser” at a medicine shop & he did speak English. His wife Elisabeth’s parents were both born in Yugoslavia. All of Joe & Elisabeth Leitner’s children were born in Illinois except for the 2 nd to the oldest (Frank) who was born in Michigan. Grandma’s family (father, mom, & siblings)

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