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Vanvalkenburg-Van, Adam Smith

Male 1885 - 1954


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  • Name  Vanvalkenburg-Van, Adam Smith 
    Born  17 Jul 1885  Grand Bend, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  04 Apr 1891  Bosanquet, Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census  1911  Shallow Lake, Keppel Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died  08 Jan 1954  London, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I37  VV-Adam-AnnaDiamond
    Last Modified  24 Jan 2019 

    Father  Vanvalkenburg, Henry James,   b. 1830,   d. 01 Dec 1892, Grand Bend, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F3  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Firrell, Sarah Jane,   b. 1884, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1912, Shallow Lake, Keppel Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Dec 1907  Allenford, Amabel Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Van, female,   b. 08 Jul 1908, Con 10 Lot 8, Amabel Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1908, Amabel Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Vanvalkenburg-Van, Edna Annie Violeta
    Family ID  F14  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Guthrie, Catherine Cassie Victoria,   b. 15 Mar 1899, Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1974, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Aug 1919  London, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Van, female,   b. 1922
     2. Van, two-males-born-past-1925
    Family ID  F15  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jul 1885 - Grand Bend, Huron 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 MapsMarried - 24 Dec 1907 - Allenford, Amabel Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    BIRTH - Adam Smith Van Valkenburg-1885
    BIRTH - Adam Smith Van Valkenburg-1885
    Grand Bend,Huron,Ontario
    County of Huron Register

    Headstones
    Graves of Adam Smith Van (1885-1954) & second wife Cassie Guthrie (1899-1974)
    Graves of Adam Smith Van (1885-1954) & second wife Cassie Guthrie (1899-1974)

    Dorchester Union Cemetery, London, Dorchester North Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario

    Burial records provide dates:
    VAN, ADAM 1/11/1954 4-E-R14-G13
    VAN, CATHERINE 5/31/1974 4-E-R14-G14 (no stone for Cassie)

    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-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 - 1911 James Henry Vanvoltenburg--Sylvia Estella Wright, Adam Smith Vanvoltenburg--Sarah Firrell, Shallow Lake, Ontario
    CENSUS - 1911 James Henry Vanvoltenburg--Sylvia Estella Wright, Adam Smith Vanvoltenburg--Sarah Firrell, Shallow Lake, Ontario
    Here the sons of Henry James VanValkenburg--Hannah Catherine Norton are living next door to each other in Shallow Lake, ON

  • Sources 
    1. [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


    2. [S19] CENSUS-CANADA-1911-Keppel-Huron-VV-brothers, "Census of Canada 1911," Keppel Sub-Districts 13, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,517. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1911/Pages/item.aspx?itemid=7172950.
      1911 Census Town of Shallow Lake, Keppel Township, Huron North, Ontario

      Adam Volkinburg, 23 b. 10 Jun 1888 Ontario, German, labourer
      Sarah Volkinburg, 27 b. 22 Jul 1883 Ontario, wife
      Edna, 1 b. 14 Dec 1909 Ontario
      Alferd Volknburg, 15 b. 27 Feb 1896 Ontario, brother, labourer

      [very next household, last name transcribed by Archives Canada: Mauastha]
      James Vanvoltenbog, 24 b. 14 Oct 1886 Ontario, German, labourer
      Stella Vanvoltenbog, 25 b. 26 Jan 1884 USA, imm 1910, English
      Glen, 5 b. 27 Jun 1905 USA, imm 1910
      Joseph, 4 b. 3 Jun 1907 USA, imm 1910

      [the "brother" Alferd is a mystery as the parents had died before 1896. Perhaps he was Sarah Firrell's brother?]