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Vanvalkenburg, Adam Francis

Male 1845 - 1897


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  • Name  Vanvalkenburg, Adam Francis 
    Born  1845  Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, 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
    Census  1881  Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died  25 Oct 1897  Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I70  VV-Adam-AnnaDiamond
    Last Modified  24 Jan 2019 

    Father  Vanvalkenburg, John Diamond,   b. 1816, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1880, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F20  Group Sheet

    Family  Foster, Adelaide,   b. 04 Mar 1851, Yarmouth, Norfolk Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1918, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  03 Dec 1874  Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Vanvalkenburg, Francis H.,   b. 28 Jan 1875, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Feb 1918, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Vanvalkenburg, George W.,   b. Mar 1883, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1951, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Vanvalkenburg, Frederick Denver,   b. 21 May 1885, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1967
     4. Vanvalkenburg, Charles Russell,   b. 06 Jan 1887, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 1954, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Vanvalkenburg, Clara Maud,   b. 24 Sep 1890, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Oct 1970, Torrance, Los Angeles Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Vanvalkenburg, Frederick,   b. 1876, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1881, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F42  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Adam Francis VanValkenburg--Adelaide Foster
    Adam Francis VanValkenburg--Adelaide Foster
    Adam and Adelaide in an undated photo.
    Frederick Van Valkenburg-age 5
    Frederick Van Valkenburg-age 5
    Woodstock,Oxford,Ontario

    Undated photograph has "Freddie" written on the back. He died of scarlet fever July 14, 1881. His parents, Adam Francis Van Valkenburg and Adelaide(Foster) gave birth to another son and named him Frederick Denver on May 21 1885.

    Documents

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    MARRIAGE - Adam Francis VanValkenburg--Adelaide Foster-1873
    MARRIAGE - Adam Francis VanValkenburg--Adelaide Foster-1873
    Marriage record of Adam Francis and Adelaide, December 3, 1873.
    Sarnia,Lambton,Ontario
    DEATH REGISTER - Frederick Van Valkenburg-July 14 1881
    DEATH REGISTER - Frederick Van Valkenburg-July 14 1881
    Woodstock,Oxford,Ontario

    Young Frederick was 5 years old, died of Scarlet Fever.
    DEATH CERTIFICATE - Adelaide VanValkenburg(Foster)-March 14 1913
    DEATH CERTIFICATE - Adelaide VanValkenburg(Foster)-March 14 1913
    Adelaide was born in Ontario in 1851 and married Adam Francis VanValkenburg in 1874 in Sarnia, Ontario. They lived their lives together in Woodstock, Ontario before moving to Detroit, Michigan sometime before 1896. Adam and Adelaide lived a short time in Detroit and are buried at Evergreen Cemetery on Woodward Avenue near 8-Mile Road.
    DEATH REGISTER - Adam Francis VanValkenburg-October 25,1896
    DEATH REGISTER - Adam Francis VanValkenburg-October 25,1896
    Detroit,Wayne,Michigan

    Adam often went by the name of Francis or Frank. He passed soon after moving his family to Detroit from Woodstock,Ontario.
    BIRTH-Clara Maud VanValkenburg, 24 Sept 1890
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
    BIRTH-Clara Maud VanValkenburg, 24 Sept 1890 Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
    Clara Maud was the second daughter of Adam Francis VanValkenburg--Adelaide Foster. Their fist daughter Maude died very young and here, you see that they named their new daughter Clara Maud.

    This birth record was also recorded incorrectly with the father listed as Robert VanValkenburg where it should have been Adam Francis VanValkenburg.

    Histories
    Coopering as a trade in Colonial North America.
    Coopering as a trade in Colonial North America.

    Census Records

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    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.
    CENSUS-1881 - Adam Francis VanValkenburg--Adelaide Foster
    CENSUS-1881 - Adam Francis VanValkenburg--Adelaide Foster
    Francis(Frank),Frederick,Maud
    Woodstock,Oxford,Ontario

    Living next door:
    Adam Francis' mother, Flora VanValkenburg(Lauzau) and her daughter Angeline
    CENSUS-1891 - Adam Francis VanValkenburg--Adelaide Foster
    CENSUS-1891 - Adam Francis VanValkenburg--Adelaide Foster
    Francis(Frank H.),George W.,Frederick Denver,Charles Russell,Clara Maud
    Woodstock,Oxford,Ontario

    Living next door:
    Adam Francis' mother Flora VanValkenburg(Lauzau)

    Maps
    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

    2. [S4] 1881 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Oxford-Woodstock-VVFlora, 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.

      Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada

      Florence Vanvalkenberg, 60 b. 1821 Ontario, widow, Church of Rome (Catholic), French
      Angeline Vanvalkenberg, daughter, 40 b. 1841, single, seamstress
      Next Household:
      Francis Vanvalkenberg, 34 b. 1847 Ontario, cooper, Dutch
      Adelaide Vanvalkenberg, 30 b. 1851
      Francis, 6 b. 1875
      Fredric, 5 b. 1876
      Maud, 1 b. 1880