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Vanvalkenburg, John Diamond

Male 1816 - 1880


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  • Name  Vanvalkenburg, John Diamond 
    Born  1816  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1851  Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  16 Jul 1880  Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I49  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  Lauzau, Flora,   b. 03 Jun 1820, Niagara Falls, Welland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1907, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Feb 1837  Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Vanvalkenburg, Angeline,   b. 03 Apr 1836,   d. 12 Jan 1925, Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse, London, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Vanvalkenburg, Adam Francis,   b. 1845, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1897, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Vanvalkenburg, Ann Marie,   b. 12 Apr 1845, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911
     4. Vanvalkenburg, John D.,   b. 1848,   d. 1851, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Vanvalkenburg, Catherine,   b. 1849,   d. 1851, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F20  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    John Diamond VanValkenburg, undated tin-type photo
    John Diamond VanValkenburg, undated tin-type photo
    John was the oldest son of Adam VanValkenburg and Anna Diamond. John was a Cooper by trade and worked for Thomas J. Clarke in Woodstock. He was married to Flora Lauzau in the Mohawk Parsonage in Brantford before moving to Woodstock prior to 1850.

    Documents

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    MARRIAGE - John VanValkenburg--Flora Lauzau-1837
    MARRIAGE - John VanValkenburg--Flora Lauzau-1837
    Brantford,Brant,Onatrio
    Marriage Bonds
    Married in the Mohawk Parsonage.

    Note that John's marriage was witnessed by a Joseph Dunn a Mason, the same trade that John's father Adam was.

    See the History of Her Majesty's Royal Chapel of the Mohawks - http://www.mohawkchapel.ca/history.html
    MARRIAGE - John Diamond VanValkenburg--Flora Lauzau,1837
    MARRIAGE - John Diamond VanValkenburg--Flora Lauzau,1837
    Marriage register from the Mohawk Parsonage, February 12,1837. Marriage performed by the Rev. James Campbell Usher, rector of Grace Anglican Church 1837-1872.

    John had previously witnessed his sister Catherine's marriage to Charles Lauzau, April 21,1836.

    Marriage Register copy courtesy of Grace Anglican Church, Brantford, Ontario
    DEATH REGISTER - John Diamond VanValkenburg-July 16, 1880
    DEATH REGISTER - John Diamond VanValkenburg-July 16, 1880
    Woodstock,Oxford,Ontario
    City of Woodstock Register
    DEATH REGISTER - Flora VanValkenburg(Lauzau)-October 4, 1907
    DEATH REGISTER - Flora VanValkenburg(Lauzau)-October 4, 1907
    Woodstock,Oxford,Ontario
    City of Woodstock Register
    OBITUARY-Flora Vanvalkenburg(Lauzau)-October 4, 1907
    OBITUARY-Flora Vanvalkenburg(Lauzau)-October 4, 1907
    Obituary-Woodstock Sentinel Review
    DEATH REGISTER - John Diamond VanValkenburg-July 16, 1880
    DEATH REGISTER - John Diamond VanValkenburg-July 16, 1880
    The Death Register from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Woodstock, Ontario

    John's wife Flora(Lauzau) passed away in 1907. Both were buried from St. Mary's Church. The church was built in the 19th century and is being demolished to make way for a retirement home. The attached cemetery was relocated in 1934 and many records are missing or incorrect. John and Flora's graves cannot be located.
    DEATH REGISTER - Flora VanValkenburg(Lauzau)-October 4, 1907
    DEATH REGISTER - Flora VanValkenburg(Lauzau)-October 4, 1907
    The Death Register from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Woodstock, Ontario

    Flora's husband John Diamond Van Valkenburg passed away in 1880. Both were buried from St. Mary's Church. The church was built in the 19th century and is being demolished to make way for a retirement home. The attached cemetery was relocated in 1934 and many records are missing or incorrect. John and Flora's graves cannot be located.
    MARRIAGE - Henry Harper--Ida Elizabeth VanValkenburg,1879
    MARRIAGE - Henry Harper--Ida Elizabeth VanValkenburg,1879
    Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada

    Angeline, Ida Elizabeth's Mother, was born a year before her parents John and Flora were married. More intrigue surrounds Ida and her mother Angeline. Document lists under Ida Elizabeth's parents as "father unknown".
    VanVolkenburg, Adam: Petition to the Crown Lands Department, 1850
    VanVolkenburg, Adam: Petition to the Crown Lands Department, 1850

    Adam VanVolkenburg, mason, of Woodstock in Oxford Co. in 1850 petitions to locate his free grant of land for service in the War of 1812. These documents confirm Adam's participation in the Addington Flank Militia, and his origins in Eastern Ontario.

    In addition to evidence of military service (see also Adam's name on the Addington militia paylists), this particular document is important as it is signed by Adam's son John D. VanValkenburg.

    This is page 8 of 10. See all: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 09

    More about Land Petitions
    MARRIAGE - Charles Lauzau--Catherine VanValkenburg,1836
    MARRIAGE - Charles Lauzau--Catherine VanValkenburg,1836
    A copy of the marriage register from the Mohawk Parsonage, April,21,1836. The marriage was witnessed by Catherine's brother, John Diamond VanValkenburg.
    John later married Charles' sister Flora Lauzau at the Mohawk Chapel, February 12, 1837.

    Marriage Register copy courtesy of Grace Anglican Church, Brantford, Ontario.

    Histories

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    Coopering as a trade in Colonial North America.
    Coopering as a trade in Colonial North America.
    Her Majesty's Royal Chapel of the Mohawks in Brantford, Ontario
    Her Majesty's Royal Chapel of the Mohawks in Brantford, Ontario
    Directory listings for the John Diamond VanValkenburg--Flora Lauzau family prior to John's 1880 death.
    Directory listings for the John Diamond VanValkenburg--Flora Lauzau family prior to John's 1880 death.

    1857 Canada Directory (shown here):
    VV, John, grocer

    1863 Oxford Co. Gazetteer:
    VV, John, cooper, Dundas St.

    1877 Mercantile Agency Reference Book
    VanValkenburg, ______, grocer

    * The Mercantile Agency Reference Book consulted at the Oxford Co. OGS library in Woodstock... not copied. No claims are made that this John VV, grocer is the same John VV, cooper.

    See also the 1863 Woodstock Directory with description of the Thomas J. Clarke Barrel & Stave Co.

    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.
    John's signed affidavit that identified Adam as his father.
    John's signed affidavit that identified Adam as his father.
    The sale of the Sombra Township property, John and Flora
    The sale of the Sombra Township property, John and Flora
    John and Flora VanValkenburg's sale of the Sombra Twp property to George Miler.

    Here, John Diamond VanValkenburg is named as the oldest son of Ann Diamond, the patentee of the property. This was the awarded Land Grant to Anna Diamond,DUE that she was granted in 1830.

    Census Records
    CENSUS-1851 - John Diamond VanValkenburg--Flora Lauzau
    CENSUS-1851 - John Diamond VanValkenburg--Flora Lauzau
    Angeline,Ann Marie,Adam Francis,John D.,Catherine S.
    Woodstock,Oxford,Ontario

    John D., Catherine S, and a Ralph Lounsbury listed with them. Their names are drawn thru and it says "died" to the left of each name.
    CENSUS-1871 - John Diamond VanValkenburg--Flora Lauzau
    CENSUS-1871 - John Diamond VanValkenburg--Flora Lauzau
    Adam Francis
    Woodstock,Oxford,Ontario

    John was a cooper by trade. His employer in Woodstock at this time was the Thomas J. Clark Barrel and Stave Company. Thomas J. Clark lived next door to John and Flora.

    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).
    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. Woodstock, Oxford County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C-11744 - C-11745..

      Woodstock, Oxford Co., Canada West

      John D Vanvalkenburg, 36 b. 1816 Canada, cooper
      Flora, 35 b. 1816 Canada
      Autustine *Angelina, 15 b. 1836 Canada
      Ann M., 9 b. 1842 Canada
      Adam F., 6 b. 1845 Canada
      John D [crossed out and marked "dead, 3 yrs, fever"]
      Catherine S. [crossed out and marked "dead, 16 mo, diarrhea"]
      Henry Lounsbury [crossed out and marked "dead, 5 yrs, fever"]

      * Flora and children were Roman Catholic