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VAN/VANN, Lawrence. Seeking information about family of Lawrence VAN/VANN and wife Mary Ann living in Rensselaer Co. in 1825-26 for birth of son, Lewis. Are there other siblings? Have no information on this family as Lewis migrated to MS to marry and raise his family. What was Mary Ann's maiden name? Joyce 1297

VAN ALSTINE, Reverend Nicholas. I have been researching the life of Reverend Nicholas Van Alstine for several years. He was pastor of the Raymertown Evangelical Lutheran Church from 1871 to 1898. I recently found an article in the "Democrat", a newspaper published in Hoosick Falls from 1893 to 1912. Can anyone give advise where I can find issues of "The Democrat", preferably on microfilm? Raymertown in located within the Town of Pittstown. I have been trying to find local newspapers that were circulated in Raymertown during his pastorate. Does anyone know of any newspapers that carried Raymertown news from 1871 to 1898 other then "The Democrat"? Robert W. Van Alstine 0298

VAN BUREN, Peter. Seeking any information about Peter VAN BUREN (c1790-1842). He began appearing in city directories for Troy, NY in about 1836 and remained there until the household began to be listed under the heading of Mrs. Peter Van Buren in 1842. This Peter VAN BUREN married by 1817 to Caty [--?--] and had a son Hiram VAN BUREN (c1817-1883) of Schodack, Rensselaer Co NY; Hiram VAN BUREN had a son Hewlett G. VAN BUREN (c1846-1912). Peter VAN BUREN married lastly in about 1819 to Lucretia DECKER (c1793-1865), who I think was a daughter of Henry DECKER (d 1802) of Schodack. The children of Peter VAN BUREN and Lucretia DECKER, all born in the 1820s and 1830s somewhere in NY state, were: Lydia VAN BUREN m.1) John WELCH m.2) Amasa BLANCHARD m.3) Isaac BARNES; Harriet VAN BUREN? m 1850 to Alexander PLATT/FLATT/PRATT; Samuel VAN BUREN (Civil War cavalry) m Rebecca AINSWORTH who already had a son named William MAGILL or MCGILL; Abiather VAN BUREN m.1) 1850 to Rhoda Ann PURDY m.2) 1902 to Lucinda R. HEAD, widow of BOGARDUS, VAN DER POEL and MILLS; Azelia VAN BUREN m.1) George WHITAKER who turned out to be a bigamist, m.2) Harrison AUSTIN, lived Monroe Co., NY 1865-1880, then to Calhoun Co., MI; and Maria P. VAN BUREN m.1) Alexander PLATT/FLATT/PRATT, m.2) 1865 to William A. VAN ALSTYNE, m.3) 1887 to George D. PARKER b. VT. Allied families: LANSING, SWEET, NORTON, COONS, VAN VREDENBURGH, FRAZIER, MORRIS, GARRISON, WESTFALL, CASTLE, PHARR or FARR. Lin Van Buren 1097 [e-mail address still current in March 2003]

VAN BUSKIRK, JOY. Seeking information about my 2nd great grandmother, Charlotte Mariah VAN BUSKIRK b. May 17, 1810 (daughter of Cornelius and Christian VAN BUSKIRK of Hoosick Falls, NY) d. Oct. 13, 1848 in Hoosick Falls and buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery m. 1829 to John C. JOY. Denise Joy Mullen 0697

VANDENBURGH, Jan Hendrickse. Seeking information about family of Jan Hendrickse VANDENBURGH. It is believed he had a son Richard Janse VANDENBURGH, a resident of Coxsackie. Jan Hendrickse was a witness to his grandson's baptism in 1688. I believe he was a resident of Rennselaerwyck. bevdave@Capital.Net 0997

VAN DER HEYDEN, HALS. Seeking descendants of Jacob Tyssen VAN DER HEYDEN and wife Anna HALS. Their son, Dirck VAN DER HEYDEN and his wife Rachel Jochemse KETELHUYN purchased land from Pieter VAN WOGGELUM (now Troy, NY). Many early commentaries on this family contain errors. Would like to exchange sources with serious researchers and eventually put together as accurate as possible VAN DER HEYDEN descendancy. Barbara 1197

VANDERHOFF. Seeking information about John VANDERHOFF b. abt 1805 in Albany Co., NY m. Esther b. 1800 in Ireland. By 1860 the couple lived in Middleburgh, NY and had the following children: John b. 1836; William b. 1837; Esther b. Dec 1838; Edward b. 1849. Bob Derocher 0198

VANDERKARR, Jacob. Seeking birthplace of Jacob VANDERKARR b. 1807 in Rensselaer Co., NY, son of Aaron VANDERKARR. He was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church. Carl Aaron VanderKarr 0397

VANDERPOEL, WESTERVELT. Looking for info on Catherine (Caty) VANDERPOEL b. abt. 1786 m. Peter WESTERVELT Sept 27 1804 in Schodack Reformed Church, Rensselaer Co. It has her father as Isaac VANDERPOEL. Can anyone tell me if her father is the Isaac married to Maria VAN BUREN, and who were their parents? Dawn Pratt 0298

VAN DEUSEN, YERDON. Seeking information about family of Barent VAN DEUSEN b. 20 Mar 1795 in Greenbush, NY m. 3 Oct 1819 to Nancy YERDON. They had at least one son, Solomon b. 13 Jan 1833. The family may be buried in Ft. Plain, NY. Kerri Keller 0397

VAN VALKENBURG, Peter. Seeking information about Peter VAN VALKENBURG b. 12 April 1812 in Schaghticoke, NY, son of William VAN VALKENBURG b. abt 1770 in Schagticoke, NY and Anna BEEBE b. in CT?). Ron Van Valkenburg 1298

VAN VECHTEN, GROSBECK. Seeking information about Sarah VAN VECHTEN m. Jacobus GROSBECK 17 Feb 1738. Their daughter, Gertrude GROSBECK m. Gerritt Teunisse VAN VECHTEN BREESE 4 Oct 1774. Gerritt died in Hoosick Falls, NY in 1828. Who were Sarah's parents? Searching for any information on Sarah. Also, Wyntje VAN VECHTEN m. Hendrick BRIES 13 Jan 1725. I'd like to connect with others researching the VAN VECHTEN family. Marilyn Brien, 128 Linda Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216 1097 [e-mail address updated in March 2003]

VAN WORMER, OLLER/OLIVER. Seeking information about Jacob VAN WORMER b. 1754 in Schaghticoke and wife Polly OLLER/OLIVER b. ? supposedly in Hoosick and m. in 1770. They had several children in the area, including Jacob, Jr., b. 12 Dec 1785 in Schaghticoke. Seeking details of Jacob, Sr.'s birthdate and parents, especially mother Catalina Brower. Also seeking birthdate, confirmation of birthplace, confirmation of first name, and parents of Polly. Any other VAN WORMER information appreciated. Dennis VanWormer 0598

VARLEY, GLYNN. Seeking information about the VARLEY and GLYNN families who lived in Troy. Mary VARLEY and husband Michael GLYNN b. abt 1881 lived in Troy between Adams Street and the canal. Michael was a blacksmith (or became one after arrival). Both the VARLEYs and the GLYNNs are believed to have emigrated from County Mayo in Ireland. Bart M. Wassmansdorf, 2461 Sir Carodoc Lane, Mississauga, Ontario L5K 2J1 1097

VERRY/VARY, Samuel. Samuel was born 1740. Came to Stephentown, NY and was deeded land on May 21, 1774. Samuel died Dec.22,1807 and his wife Hannah d. 1826. Both buried in Garfield Cemetery in Garfield, NY. I have a book titled "The Descendants of Samuel Vary of Stephentown, NY" compiled by Helen Brown Grower. It has an index of names if anyone is looking for a Vary. My grandmother gave me this book before she died. I am a descendant of Samuel Vary. Annie Weaver 1098

VOGEL, Kar. Seeking information about Karl VOGEL and wife Charlotte. Also seeking information on their daughter Augustina m. Peter HART. Also seeking information about Peter MYERS b. 1735 d. January 1826. Carol Duma 1298

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