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The VV Name on the Map!

Did you know Canada has its own "VanVolkenburgh Island"? and other stories...





To locate this island, enter 44.4797222, -76.3738888 in Google maps address bar, and zoom in as the name appears.


Also check out Natural Resources Canada's description.


This island, on early maps, is shown just north of the peninsula.  This property, in 1878, was shown to be owned by a "W. VanVolkenburgh" (see historical maps).






A rather striking VV photograph from the City of Vancouver Archives:



This 1889 photograph (see source description) shows a VanVolkenburgh & Brother Meat Market delivery cart in Vancouver, British Columbia.  This company was formed by three Washington state based VV brothers who came into Canada supplying the railroad construction camps for the Canadian Pacific Railway expansion, and for the gold rush towns in northern B.C.  They ranched in Alberta and were active in several B.C. markets: Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster and the Fraser Valley.



The brothers, Benjamin, John and Isaac VV were US-born with US-born ancestors.  Their children were born in Canada but seem to have returned to the States; therefore they are not included in the gedcoms here, unless by request we will add them.  See NAVVF notes for these sons of Abram H. VV and Deborah Croft.







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