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Lounsbury, Hannah

Female 1829 -


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  • Name Lounsbury, Hannah 
    Born 1829  United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    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
    Person ID I3  VV-Adam-AnnaDiamond
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2019 

    Family Vanvalkenburg, Henry James,   b. 1830,   d. 01 Dec 1892, Grand Bend, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    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  (Age 27 years)
     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  (Age 57 years)
     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  (Age 55 years)
     4. Vanvaltinberger, Anna Maria,   b. 1856, Ridgetown, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     5. Vanvalkenburg, Elie,   b. 1868, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    MARRIAGE - Henry James VanValkenburg--Hannah Lounsbury-1848
    MARRIAGE - Henry James VanValkenburg--Hannah Lounsbury-1848
    Zorra,Oxford,Ontario
    Rev. William Landon, Baptist Church 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
    '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.

    Histories
    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).

    Census Records
    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-1861 - Henry VanValkenburg--Hannah Lounsbury
    CENSUS-1861 - Henry VanValkenburg--Hannah Lounsbury
    Lucinda,William Ralph,Charles A.,Anna Maria
    Howard Twp,Kent,Ontario

    Maps
    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).

  • 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]