VanValkenburgh-Vollick-in-Canada
A collaborative genealogy of VanValkenburgh branches in Canada
First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]

Vanvalkenburg, Henry James

Male 1830 - 1892


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name  Vanvalkenburg, Henry James 
    Born  1830 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1851  Ingersoll, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census  1861  Howard Twp., Kent Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census  1871  Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  04 Apr 1891  Bosanquet, Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died  01 Dec 1892  Grand Bend, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1  VV-Adam-AnnaDiamond
    Last Modified  24 Jan 2019 

    Father  Vanvalkenburg, Adam,   b. 1795, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Diamond, Anna,   b. 1793, Albany, Albany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  02 Apr 1811  Fredericksburgh, Lennox-Addington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Lounsbury, Hannah,   b. 1829, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  08 Nov 1848  Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Vanvalkenburg, Lucinda,   b. 23 Mar 1852, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1879, Hespeler, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Vanvalkenburg, William Ralph,   b. 01 Nov 1855, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1913, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Vanvalkenburg, Charles A.,   b. 01 Aug 1856, Ridgetown, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1911, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Vanvaltinberger, Anna Maria,   b. 1856, Ridgetown, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Vanvalkenburg, Elie,   b. 1868, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Norton, Hannah Catherine,   b. 1860, Amabel Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1894, Tara, Arran Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Feb 1879  Allenford, Amabel Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Vanvalkenburg, Ida,   b. Feb 1880, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1881, Hensall, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Vanvalkenburg, Ada,   b. 07 May 1881, Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Vanvalkenburg-Van, Adam Smith,   b. 17 Jul 1885, Grand Bend, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jan 1954, London, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Vanvalkenburg-Van(n), James Henry,   b. 23 Feb 1888, Southampton, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Vanvalkenburg, Laura,   b. 1890, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Vanvalkenburg, Sarah May,   b. 07 Jun 1891, Bosanquet, Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F3  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Feb 1879 - Allenford, Amabel Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 04 Apr 1891 - Bosanquet, Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 Dec 1892 - Grand Bend, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents

    » Slide Show
    MARRIAGE - Henry James VanValkenburg--Hannah Lounsbury-1848
    MARRIAGE - Henry James VanValkenburg--Hannah Lounsbury-1848
    Zorra,Oxford,Ontario
    Rev. William Landon, Baptist Church Register
    MARRIAGE - Henry James Van Valkenburg--Hannah Catherine Norton-1879
    MARRIAGE - Henry James Van Valkenburg--Hannah Catherine Norton-1879
    Amabel,Bruce,Ontario,Canada
    Bruce Co. Marriage Register
    BIRTH - Adam Smith Van Valkenburg-1885
    BIRTH - Adam Smith Van Valkenburg-1885
    Grand Bend,Huron,Ontario
    County of Huron Register
    DEATH CERTIFICATE - William Ralph VanValkenburg-February 23 1913
    DEATH CERTIFICATE - William Ralph VanValkenburg-February 23 1913
    Son of Henry James VanValkenburg--Hannah Lounsbury
    DEATH REGISTER - Henry James VanValkenburg-December 1 1892
    DEATH REGISTER - Henry James VanValkenburg-December 1 1892
    Bosanquet,Lambton,Ontario
    BIRTH - Sarah May VanValkenburg-1891
    BIRTH - Sarah May VanValkenburg-1891
    Grand Bend,Bosanquet,Lambton,Ontario
    'Marriage Records of Upper Canada / Canada West: Brock District (1839-1857)', by Dan Walker & Fawne Stratford-Devai, Global Heritage Press
    "Marriage Records of Upper Canada / Canada West: Brock District (1839-1857)", by Dan Walker & Fawne Stratford-Devai, Global Heritage Press

    Various VV record transcripts.
    DEATH NOTICE - Hannah Catherine VanValkenburg(Norton)
    DEATH NOTICE - Hannah Catherine VanValkenburg(Norton)
    Hannah Norton was Henry's second wife. They were married in 1879, Hannah being 19 years old at the time.
    Obituary for Henry James VanValkenburg in The Exeter Advocate, 8 December 1892
    Obituary for Henry James VanValkenburg in The Exeter Advocate, 8 December 1892

    Histories

    » Slide Show
    Adam VanValkenburg of Kingston Twp., stonemason
    Adam VanValkenburg of Kingston Twp., stonemason

    See 1819 Land Petition here.

    See 1857 Business Directory here.
    VV coopers working for the Woodstock barrel & stave company owned by Thomas J. Clarke, 1863.
    VV coopers working for the Woodstock barrel & stave company owned by Thomas J. Clarke, 1863.

    Compare these notes to contemporary census records that show John and Henry VV to be coopers.

    More about the "three brothers" here.
    Coopering as a trade in Colonial North America.
    Coopering as a trade in Colonial North America.
    In Search of a Grave for Henry VV - Hannah Lounsberry
    In Search of a Grave for Henry VV - Hannah Lounsberry

    Henry James VanValkenburg was a cooper and had lived between mid-1860's and early 1880's in Hay Township, Huron County (according to census and birth records of children). During that time he lost his first wife Hannah Lounsberry, and remarried Hannah Norton.

    Henry died in 1891 at Grand Bend, to the south of Huron, and his burial place, and that of first wife Hannah L., have not been located.

    In the 1869 Directory of Ontario, under a town called Johnsonís Mills / Lakeview / Lake View: Henry VV and a James Lounsberry, coopers.

    James Lounsberry, on censuses for Hay Twp., is married to Lucinda, and they are old enough to be parents of Hannah Lounsberry. The Lounsberry family may have connected with Henry and his brother John D. VV, while living in Woodstock, 1851.

    In modern maps, this area is called Saint Joseph, on the road that leads to the lake from a larger town, Zurich.

    We donít have an 1881 census for the family, however, the first children born to Henry and second wife Hannah Norton, were also born in Hay Twp., and one infant died at Hensall, nearby.

    On the 1862 map of the area, near Lakeview is shown a LouisDeneny. I suspect this was a mis-transcription of Lounsberry. James and Lucinda Lounsberry, being elderly at the time, may be buried in the area, and it is worth searching for them, along with Hannah and the infant son of the second marriage. (Assuming the family members would be buried together).

    A brief description of Adam VanValkenburg and Anna Diamond's family and history. The history includes documents that we have that link family members to Adam and Anna.

    Census Records

    » Slide Show
    CENSUS-1851 - Henry James Van Valkenburg--Hannah Lounsbury
    CENSUS-1851 - Henry James Van Valkenburg--Hannah Lounsbury
    Ingersoll,Oxford Co.,Ontario
    CENSUS-1871 - Henry James VanValkenburg--Hannah Lounsbury
    CENSUS-1871 - Henry James VanValkenburg--Hannah Lounsbury
    William,Charles,Anna,Elie
    Hay Twp.,Huron,Ontario
    An elderly James and Lucinda Lounsbury, suspected to be the parents of Hannah, live four households away
    CENSUS-1891 - Henry James VanValkenburg--Hannah Catherine Norton
    CENSUS-1891 - Henry James VanValkenburg--Hannah Catherine Norton
    with children: Ada,James,Adam Smith,Laura
    Bosanquet Twp.,Lambton,Ontario
    CENSUS-1861 - Henry VanValkenburg--Hannah Lounsbury
    CENSUS-1861 - Henry VanValkenburg--Hannah Lounsbury
    Lucinda,William Ralph,Charles A.,Anna Maria
    Howard Twp,Kent,Ontario

    Maps

    » Slide Show
    Inset map of south end of Woodstock from Walker's 1876 Atlas
    Inset map of south end of Woodstock from Walker's 1876 Atlas

    Compare to same area as depicted in the 1857 Tremaine Map.

    Shows the approximate locations of various VV addresses on Dundas St. The circle at Mill and Queen Streets - one of these corners was the Thomas J. Clarke Barrel & Stave Co. Another circle shows the Roman Catholic church and first burial place of (at least) Flora VV before the cemetery was moved in the 1930's.

    See the post-1880 list of VV addresses here.

    (I am posting this on the 33rd anniversary of the F4 tornado that devastated much of this industrial and business area).
    Inset map of south end of Woodstock from Tremaine's 1857 Atlas
    Inset map of south end of Woodstock from Tremaine's 1857 Atlas
    Compare to same area as depicted in the 1876 Walker Atlas.

    See the pre-1880 list of VV addresses here.

    At this year, 1857, John VV lived somewhere on Dundas Street and was a cooper. An account says he and his "brother" Henry VV, were employed at the T.J. Clarke Barrel & Stave Co. which was on one corner of Queen and Mill streets.
    Inset map of south end of Woodstock from Walker's 1876 Atlas
    Inset map of south end of Woodstock from Walker's 1876 Atlas
    Compare to same area as depicted in the 1857 Tremaine Map.

    Shows the approximate locations of various VV addresses on Dundas St. The circle at Mill and Queen Streets - one of these corners was the Thomas J. Clarke Barrel & Stave Co. Another circle shows the Roman Catholic church and first burial place of (at least) Flora VV before the cemetery was moved in the 1930's.

    See the post-1880 list of VV addresses here.

    (I am posting this on the 33rd anniversary of the F4 tornado that devastated much of this industrial and business area).
    Inset map of south end of Woodstock from Tremaine's 1857 Atlas
    Inset map of south end of Woodstock from Tremaine's 1857 Atlas
    Compare to same area as depicted in the 1876 Walker Atlas.

    See the pre-1880 list of VV addresses here.

    At this year, 1857, John VV lived somewhere on Dundas Street and was a cooper. An account says he and his "brother" Henry VV, were employed at the T.J. Clarke Barrel & Stave Co. which was on one corner of Queen and Mill streets.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] 1851 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Oxford-Woodstock-VVJohn, Canada. "Census of 1851" (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Ingersoll, Oxford County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C-11744 - C-11745..
      Ingersoll, Oxford Co., Canada West

      Henry Vanvaltenberg, 23 b. 1828 Canada, cooper
      Hannah Vanvaltenberg * Vanattenberg, 24 b. 1827 Canada

    2. [S2] 1861 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Kent-Howard-VVHenry, Canada. "Census returns for 1861." Libaray and Archives Canada, Ottawa. Howard, Kent County, Canada West; Roll: C-1038 - C-1040..
      Howard, Kent Co., Canada West

      Heny Vanvottenburgh b. 1828 CW, 33, cooper
      Hannah, 34 b. 1827 United States
      Lucinda, 9 b. 1852 Canada West
      William, 7 b. 1854 Canada West
      Charles, 5 b. 1856 Canada West
      Anna, 3 b. 1858 Canada West

    3. [S16] 1871 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Huron-Hay-VVHenry, Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1871. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d. RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: C-9977 to C-10097..

      Hay Twp., Huron South

      Henry Van Valginburgh, 42 b. 1829 Ontario, cooper
      Hanna Van Valginburgh, 45 b. 1826
      William, 16 b. 1855 Ontario, farmer
      Charles, 14 b. 1857 Ontario
      Anna, 12 b. 1859 Ontario
      Elie (f), 3 b. 1868 Ontario

      [James and Lucinda Lounsbury on same page]

    4. [S18] 1891 Canada Census - ONTARIO-Lambton-Bosanquet-VVHenryJ, Census of Canada, 1891. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6290 to T-6427. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1891/index-e.html..

      Bosanquet Twp., East Lambton

      J Vanvalkenbury, 58 b. 1833 Ontario, cooper, father b. England, mother b. Ontario
      Hannah Vanvalkenbury, 30 b. 1861 Ontario,
      Ada, 8 b. 1883 Ontario
      James, 7 b. 1884 Ontario, cooper
      A. Smith Vanvalkenbury, 5 b. 1886, cooper
      Laura Vanvalkenbury, 10/12 b. Jun 1890