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VanVolkenburgh, Michael Henry

Male 1835 - 1926  (90 years)


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  • Name VanVolkenburgh, Michael Henry 
    Born 24 Nov 1835  Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1851  Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1861  Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1878  Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada- Con XII Lot 5 N 1/2, Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1881  Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 06 Jun 1926  Trent River, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16  VV-Jacob-ChloeHodges
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2015 

    Father VanVolkenburgh, Phylander,   b. 1803, Augusta Twp., Leeds-Grenville Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1877, Trent River, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Richmond, Martha,   b. 1811, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1878, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1827  Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Scriver, Eliza Ann,   b. 13 Dec 1847, Percy Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1909, Trent River, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1864  Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. VanVolkenburg, David,   b. 01 Sep 1865, Trent River, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1868, Trent River, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  [Natural]
     2. VanVolkenburg, Mary Ann,   b. 25 Aug 1867, Trent River, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [Natural]
     3. VanVolkenburg, George Sherman,   b. 07 Jan 1869, Trent River, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1957, Trent River, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [Natural]
     4. VanVolkenburg, Cinderella,   b. 05 Jan 1873, Trent River, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     5. VanVolkenburgh, Sarah Eliza,   b. 29 Jun 1876, Trent River, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1877, Trent River, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Natural]
     6. VanVolkenburg, Margaret Maggie Letitia,   b. 03 Mar 1879, Trent River, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1970  (Age 91 years)  [Natural]
     7. VanVolkenburg, Amelia Jane Jennie,   b. 28 Nov 1882, Trent River, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Oct 1946, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [Natural]
     8. VanVolkenburgh, Arthur Wellington,   b. 05 Jan 1884, Trent River, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1970, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Natural]
     9. VanVolkenburgh, Jessie May,   b. 01 Oct 1888, Trent River, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1892, Trent River, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Michael H. VanVolkenburg (1835-1926), c. 1915
    Michael H. VanVolkenburg (1835-1926), c. 1915

    Submitted by Wayne VanVolkenburg, with thanks. He estimates photo c. 1915-1920
    Michael VanVolkenburg
    Michael VanVolkenburg
    Michael VanVolkenburg in an undated photograph

    Documents
    'County Marriage Registers of Ontario, 1858-1869: Northumberland Co.', by Elizabeth Hancocks C.G, Generation Press 
    "County Marriage Registers of Ontario, 1858-1869: Northumberland Co.", by Elizabeth Hancocks C.G, Generation Press 

    Various VV record transcripts, as sources.

    Headstones
    GRAVE-VV-Phylander-Martha Richmond and VV-MichaelH-ElizaScriver
    GRAVE-VV-Phylander-Martha Richmond and VV-MichaelH-ElizaScriver
    Centre Cemetery, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario

    Link to photos of VV headstones at Canadian Gravemarker Gallery site.

    Histories
    VV names in two directories for Northumberland Co., Ontario - 1865 and 1870.
    VV names in two directories for Northumberland Co., Ontario - 1865 and 1870.

    Shows VV / Vollicks in the following townships: Brighton, Campbellford & Emily, Seymour. An 1885 directory was consulted but not copied as it showed only one: Oscar Vollick, shoemaker, in Marmora, Hastings Co.

    David VV, (who incidentally was also a shoemaker), wrote a will out of *Cramahe* Twp. in 1846 describing his holdings at Lots 4 and 5 in the 4th Concession. By the 1870's, that part of Cramahe Twp. just north-west of the village of Brighton, was incorporated into Brighton Twp., so he is the "D." VV in these directories. On censuses he was actually a resident of Brighton village - maybe he had his shoemaker shop there.

    Note the proximity of an "S.D." VV living very near to David at Con 3 Lot 3. Is this Sylvester Ducklin VV?

    Directories available at the Cobourg Public Library.
    Letter written by John VV (1863-1951) of Cordova Mines, Ontario to a Paul E. VV in 1935.
    Letter written by John VV (1863-1951) of Cordova Mines, Ontario to a Paul E. VV in 1935.

    Letter 3 of 4. See transcription of text here. Outlines what is known of his family's history through his aunt, Mrs. Almeda VV-Quackenbush.
    Transcription of Letter #3 by John VV of Cordova Mines, Ontario, written in 1935.
    Transcription of Letter #3 by John VV of Cordova Mines, Ontario, written in 1935.

    Transcription of original hand-written letter.

    See other letters: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

    Census Records
    CENSUS-1851 - Martha VanValkenburg(Richmond)
    CENSUS-1851 - Martha VanValkenburg(Richmond)
    Nathan,Michael Henry,Hannah Jane,Almeda,Maria
    Northumberland,Brighton,Ontario

    Where is Phylander her husband?

    Maps
    MAP-1878 Belden Atlas- Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario
    MAP-1878 Belden Atlas- Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario
    Shows property of Michael VV (1835-1926)at Con XII Lot 5 in the north part of Seymour Township.
    Map of VV locations in the community once known as Polmont, south of Havelock, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co.
    Map of VV locations in the community once known as Polmont, south of Havelock, Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co.
    Shows property of Michael VV (1835-1926)at Con XII Lot 5, in relation to church, schools and cemeteries. Map notations by descendant Wayne VanVolkenburg.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] 1851 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Northumberland-Brighton-VVMartha, Canada. "Census of 1851" (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Brighton, Northumberland County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C-11739 - C-11740.
      Brighton, Northumberland Co., Canada West

      Martha Vn Vokenbury, 45 b. 1807 Canada , married Nathan, 18 b. 1833 Canada
      Elmida, f, 8 b. 1843 Canada
      Maria, 5 b. 1846 Canada
      [and a few lines down]
      Michael Van Volkinburg, 17 b. 1835 Canada
      Hanna Jane Van Volkinburg, 14, b. 1837 Canada

    2. [S11] 1881 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Peterborough-Methuen-VVNathan, Canada. "Census returns for 1861." Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. Seymour, Northumberland County, Canada West; Roll: C-1054 - C-1056.
      Seymour, Northumberland Co., Canada West
      Nathan Vanvolkenburgh, 26 b. 1835 Germany
      Lucinda, 26 b. 1835 Germany
      Lucy Jane, 3 b. 1858 Canada
      Margaret, 1 b. 1860 Canada

      Filander Vanvolkenburg, 58 b. 1803 Germany
      Martha, 50 b. 1811 Germany
      Michael, 26 b. 1835 Germany
      Jane, 23 b. 1838 Canada
      Darpley-Ann (f), 20 Canada
      Almedia (f), 17 Canada
      Margaret, 14 Canada

    3. [S1] ATLAS-SeymourTwp-NorthumberlandCo-1878, Illustrated historical atlas of the counties of Northumberland and Durham, Ont. Toronto : H. Belden & Co., 1878.
      Shows north part of Seymour Twp. Con XII Lot 5 N 1/2 owned by "Michael Vanvolkenburgh".

    4. [S13] 1881 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Northumberland-Seymour-VVMichael, Canada. "Census of Canada, 1881." Statistics Canada Fonds, Record Group 31-C-1. LAC microfilm C-13162 to C-13286. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1881/index-e.html.

      Seymour, Northumberland East

      M. (m) Vanolkenberg, 45 b. 1836 Ontario
      Eliza Vanolkenberg, 38 b. 1843 Ontario
      Mary, 13 b. 1868 Ontario
      George, 12 b. 1869 Ontario
      Cindrella, 6 b. 1875 Ontario
      Margaret, 2 b. 1879 Ontario