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Family Sheet

HUSBAND
Name: John W Van Valkenburg Note Born: 25 Aug 1850 at Dewitt, , Onondaga County, NY Married: 30 Oct 1873 at , , Onondaga County, NY Died: Father: Lawrence Or Laurance Van Valkenburg Mother: Sarah Or Sally Wheeler
WIFE
Name: Wilhelmina Michels Born: 13 Feb 1851 at , , , Germany Died:
CHILDREN
Name: Florence C Van Valkenburg Born: 5 Aug 1874 at , , Onondaga County, NY Died:
Name: Rose E Van Valkenburg Born: 29 Apr 1876 at Pittsfield, , Washtenaw County, MI Died:
Name: Lawrence Henry Van Valkenburg Born: 22 Feb 1878 at Pittsfield, , Washtenaw County, MI Died: Wife: Emma Or Erma Jemima Stollenwerck
Name: Frank R Van Valkenburg Born: 19 Feb 1881 at Pittsfield, , Washtenaw County, MI Died: Wife: Edith M Cox
Name: William J Van Valkenburg Born: 22 Feb 1883 at , , , NY Died:
Name: Josephine M Van Valkenburg Born: 17 Feb 1885 at , , , NY Died:
Name: Arba J Van Valkenburg Born: 27 Jan 1888 Died: 27 Feb 1888
Name: Nettie Van Valkenburg Born: 27 Jan 1888 Died: 2 Mar 1893 at , , , KS
Name: Arba D Van Valkenburg Born: 18 May 1890 at , , , KS Died: Nov 1967 at , , , KS
Name: Lloyd Herman Van Valkenburg Born: 23 Jun 1895 at , , , KS Died:
NOTES
1). 1855 age 4 1860 age 9 1870 age 20 1870 in Dewitt, Onondaga Co, NY clerk in grocery s t o r e 1 875 to Washtenaw To, MI 1880 in Pittsfield, Washt en a w C o, M I 1900 in Blue Rapids, Marshall Co, KS 1910 i n B lu e Ra pids , Marshall Co, KS BIRTH family records John is the first son of Lawr e n c e V V and Sarah Wheeler his first wife Bio of John W VV, Pittsfield Twp, MI Farmer, sec 12 P O Ypsilanti, was born in Ononda g a C o , 2 5 Aug 1850. Hisparemts Lawrence a n d Sarah Sti l l res id e i n Monroe Co, NY where John Wwas reared to ma nh ood . Thi s sa rah is t h e 2nd wife of Lawrence and no tth e mo ther o f John .He was educated in the common sc hoo l s a n d at t heHome r Academy in Cortland, NY. He le ft s choo l at the ag e of 1 8 andsecured emp loyme nt a s a cler k i n the mercanti le trad e. He was engagedin th e cattl e busi ness until 18 7 5, a t w hichtime he came t o Washte nawCo . and has sinc e been engage d in farming. O ct 30, 1 8 73 , h e marriedMinni e Mickels, wh o was born i n German y Fe b 13, 1851. Three ch ildren aret h e frui t s of thi s allia nce Florence, Rose an d L H. M r V own s100acre s of goo d tillable lan d. His b r other Ar b a S is pursuin g a thoro ughcourse of study in th e Unive rsit y of Michiga n a t An n Arb or.r Mr. Taylor open e d a barber s hop on Ma in St i n Linkville, which he oper ated for many year s. Mr s.Taylo r took a great interes t in comm unity affair s o f thatearl y day and was a chart er menber o f Aloha Chapt e r No 61, Or der of EasternStar . She passed aw ay in Klama th F alls on M arch 24, 1912. Harry Howard Van Valkenburg attended school in Iow a a n d t h e WillametteValley and early in life started wo rki n g fo r th e ranchers on the outskirts of Linkville . Whe n a bou t 25 ye ars old he purchased a general stor e andjew elr y bus iness i ntown and also operated a stag e office f or t wo lin es, from Ager to Lakeview and Klamat h Falls t o Ashla nd, Ore gon. H e had purchased a half in terest i n the tele graph sy stem an d operated the first t elephon e systemin Kl amath Fal ls. Aft er12 years of thi s strenu ous life, Mr V V purchase d the ran ch where the W eyerhaeus er mill now sta nds, 1400 a cres in on e parcel,w here he ra n 600 head of be ef cattle . The cattl e were dr iven to Mo ntague and Gazell e. Oft ti mes hardship s were endured du ring these early d ays and MrV V recalls t h e vicissitude s of the Winter of 18 89 90 when t he sno w wa s 3 1 2deep i n the streets and grea t numbers o f sto ck wer e lost durin g the Winter. Hewas on e of the fir s t ranchers t o raise wheat and barley in thi s section , andh e still opera te s a large ranch 7 miles ou t of Kla math Fall s and anoth e r near Keno. The wedding o f Harr y Howard VV a nd Emma M cIlm oil was solemnized in Kla mat h Falls on Nov 14 , 1897 . She i s a nativeof Sutter C o , Calif, bornApr 15 , 1875 , the daugh ter of Rufus Hira m an d Eliza Bell McIlmoi l, e arlypioneers o f that county . Mr s VV arrived in Klamat h F alls in 1889 an d attendeds choo l here. Throughout the y ea rs she had take n an activ e int erest in women s organiza t ions and in a memb er o f Aloha C hapter No 61, Order of E ast ernStar. Her fath e r was born A ug 8, 1848 in So Dorche ster , Province of O ntari o, Canada , the son of John McIlm oil, w ho was bor n in Sacket s Harbo r, Canada Apr 20, 1826 . After l ivin g in Waterloo, Iow a, th e McIlmoil family st arted wes t o n May 3, 1862, in a co ver ed wagon drawn by o xen and se t tled in Sutter Co, Calif , e ngaging in farmin g and dair yin g there and at Phoenix, Ar i z. RufusMcIlmoi l marrie d in Sut ter Co May 28 1873, and h i s death occurr ed in L os Angeleso n Jul 21, 1921. Mrs McI lmo il was bor n 27 ju ly 1856 and di ed in Sutter Co onFeb 7 , 187 9. Mr VV gives political allegiance to the Republican P a r t y a nd is aprominent member of the Masonic Lodge, th e O rd e r o f Eastern Star and the Shriners.At one time h e ser ve d a s Co unty Treasurer for Klamath Co for 6 yrs a nd inm an y way s ha s shown his deep interest in civic an d count y af fairs . H e was thefirst farmer to install a n electri cal i rrigat ion s ystem here, pumping from the K lamath Riv er b y means o f elec tricity purchased from th e Kerns Brot hers , a utilit y compan y who later sold to C opco. Mr an d Mr s VV are no w livingret ired in Ashland , Oregon, enjoy ing t he fruits o f their stren uous labors . Beingso famili ar wit h the develo pment and upbu ildin g of Klamath Co, th ey stil lretain a war d interest in a l lthings concernin g it and c ount its resid ents as thei r fr iends.e Mary an d John 163 0 The Mary an d John Soci ety, num erous volume s He was ma rried to Jane Po wyes o n 12 Sep 161 6 inSt John s, Glaston b u ry, Somersetshi re , England.

						

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