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QUERIES AND SURNAMES FOR DELAWARE COUNTY

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UNKNOWN SURNAME - I am looking for the last name of two brothers, Lester and Willard, who graduated from Delhi Academy somewhere between 1935-1945. CCarr77562@aol.com - posted 07-2003

UNKNOWN SURNAME - ELIZABETH - Who? - I am looking for a family (surname unknown) who lived in or around Sidney with a daughter named Elizabeth, born in 1788. The family may have come from Connecticut. They lived in the area from about 1800. If anyone comes across an Elizabeth b. 1788 in their research, that they cannot account for, after the age of 18, please let me know. Names possibly associated with Elizabeth are Richard, Laura, Daniel, Henry, Augustus, and Harvey. Bob Moltzen - posted 07-2003

URION - Any information on Loren D. Urion and ancestors. Jill Iversen - posted 11-2000

UTTER - I am looking for information on Harmon Luther Utter b. 1796. He was married to Hester Van Tassell b. 1798. His father was Elijah Utter b. 1763 and mother was Hannah Crapue b. 1770. I am looking for a burial place and any history. Theresa - posted 03-2010

UTTER - I am trying to find the parents of M.(Mary) Elizabeth (Libbie) Utter. b.1882 d.1939. She is buried in the Wood Avery Cemetery in Arkville. I have found many generations from her husband, Cyrus Meade George, my grandfather, but she is a dead end. Does anyone know any history of this person? It seemed she appeared out of nowhere. Theresa George Russell - posted 10-2008

UTTER - Looking for parents and other ancestors of Robert Utter. Robert was born 1842, married to Caroline Dury. He was a Civil War veteran, member of the 20th regiment of the New York State militia. He died Nov. 10, 1878 and is buried in Arkville NY. I believe he lived in Delaware County, NY. Does anybody know who his parents or other ancestors may be? Judy Bailey - posted 01-2002

VAIL - I am trying to find out the birth date of Myra F. Vail who was from Deposit, NY probably in the late 1870s or early 1880s. She wrote some letters to my grand-father in 1899 when she was WORKING in Milanville,Pa. She was from Deposit and went back to visit for the holidays. It was a short romance but her letters were so interesting that I want to find out more about her. I have around nine letters plus a few pictures that I would love to give to her relatives if there are any in the Deposit area. emmyarmand@webtv.net - posted 08-2005

VANALSTYNE - I'm looking information on the Abram VanAlstyne family. He was my gggfather born <1790>. Married Caroline ? born <1792> and who died before 1860. He was the father of George (b. <1825>), Francis (b. <1828>), Sarah J (b. <1830>), my gggfather Andrew (b <1832>) m. Mariett (b.<1832>) - 2 sons: my ggfatherJohn Henry and his brother Emery (b. <1856>) - and Henry VanAlstyne (b. Oct. 1836). Any information would be greatly appreciated! I would be willing to share my genealogy from John Henry VanAlstyne. Anette VanAlstine Gerber - posted 09-2005

VALENTINE - Chauncey C. VALENTINE bca 1821, the son of James VALENTINE and Sylvia married Sarah BEER (from Bideford, north Devon, England) in Toronto Canada on 18 October 1858. He died between 1871 and 1876, location unknown. I am searching for information on his family which I believe came from Delhi, Delaware. Maybe connected to Uriah Remington VALENTINE? Any leads gratefully received. Jackie Ellison - posted 09-2002

VALENTINE - I am looking for the surname VALENTINE or VOLLENTINE, given name Orrin or Oren. Speciffically I am looking for the family listed in the U.S. Censuses of 1850 and 1860 for Hartland, Niagara County, New York, and the new York State Censuses of 1855 and 1865 for Niagara County. The husband is listed as Oren Valentine, Orrin Valentine or Orrin Vollentine in these four documents. He was born in DELAWARE COUNTY in about 1819 or 1820. His wife's name was Rebecca, who was probably born in Vermont, and they had nine children. The first four were named Ormil F. or Oramel F., George W., Mary Emma and Wilson. I will appreciate any information. Paul Taylor - posted 06-2001

VALENTINE - Seeking anyone with the name, Valentine, in Delaware co., NY from late 1700's to present. Brian Walsh - posted 02-99

VALENTINE - Arthur. Looking for relatives of Arthur VALENTINE of Delaware County. Married Helen Bertha JUSTIN and had two children, one of who lives in Otsego County. At one point Art had a farm near the LAING and PALMER farms on Houghtailing Hollow near Meridale. Bill Justin - posted 11-2003

VALENTINE - Seeking info. on Benjamin Valentine who is listed on the 1800 census-Town of Kortright-Delaware County. We believe he had sons James (b. 1784), Willard, Nathaniel (b. 1794), and Peter (b. 1800). Nathaniel was my great, great, grandfather. Valentine - posted 05-97

VAN ALSTINE (other spellings are Vanalstine or Van Alstyne) - I am looking for information of two Martin Van Alstines. One was born 1833, died 1897 and married to a Harriet Every. The other one is a Martin Van Alstine Born abt 1818 and died unknown. Married to a Nancy Barnes. The children from this union were: Ezra B: abt 1848, William Henry: Born 1852, Harriett born 1867 (or 1855). I am having a hard time trying to attach these two people to my tree. My relatives have lived in Delaware County from the last 100 years as far as I can tell. Ruth Van Alstine - posted 11-2013

VAN AMBURG - Lousia. Only the name is known but she may be a sister or mother to Eber Van Amburg Peters who was born Mar. 15 1860 d. 1920 in Delaware county and lived in the town of Harpersfield. Richard Fox - posted 11-97

VAN BRAMER - Looking for information on the Van Bramer family. Jacob Van Bramer (1839-1914), son of Thomas Hoffman Van Bramer and Maria Bonesteel married Susan Kelly (1841-1922), daughter of Erastus Kelly and Sarah "Sally" ( ), circa 1865. The Van Bramer's lived in Margaretville and had 10 children; Alvaretta (b. 1865), Alonzo (b. 1866), Archie B. (b. 1869), Thomas A. (b. 1870), Jacob (b. circa 1872), Jacob (b. circa 1875), Frederick (b. 1878), Leonard (b. 1883), Clara (b. 1885), and Wilber (died at 4 months - d/o/b unknown). Several members of the family are buried in Margaretville Cemetery. Jacob was a shoemaker and operated a shoe shop on Main Street for some time. I am looking for all info possible including descendants. Jimmy Van Bramer - posted 06-2000

VANCISE/VanSISE - I am researching the John VANCISE and wife Polly who lived in Delaware Co. NY 1819 til? He lived in the towns of Masonville & Sidney. His brother maybe Abraham Vansice who also resided in this area. John VANSICE is listed in the 1830 Del. Co. NY Census. I am looking for ANY information on this family. If anyone comes across John VanCise/Sise or his wife Polly COTTON, daughter Deborah Ann VanCise do contact me. Many Thanks! Jeannie - posted 11-98

VANDEMARK - Seeking information on Wallace L. Vandemark a one time Sheriff of Delaware Co., (1919) Wife Carrie Monington Vandemark b. Jan 24 1874, what happened to her? Dewey Robinson - posted 07-2007

VANDENBURGH - Ezekiel VANDENBURGH left a will dated 18 January 1837. He named wife Polly. He named son Hezekiah. He named daughters named Sophia Frazer, Catharine, Sarah, Hannah Plough, Betsey Bennett, and Rachel Williams. Sarah married John Husted. Sophia married John L. Frazier. Hannah married John Plough. Betsey married Jesse Bennett. Rachel married Richard Williams. Hezekiah Vandenburgh was a Veteran of the War of 1812. Sarah and John Husted were parents of the Civil War Veteran William H. Husted. I am interested in the HUSTED and VANDENBURGH families-- Vernon W. Becvar - posted 02-2006

VANDEUSEN - My great-great-great Grandfather Robert VanDeusen was a farmer with his wife Louisa Sliter VanDeusen until at least 1880 in the town of Middletown, Delaware County, New York. His mother was known as Margaret VanDeusen and the ancestry stops with her...no husband ever mentioned. I'm trying to find any information connected to Robert VanDeusen who served in the Civil War in 1862 and was born between 1817-1818 and died between 1880-1890. Maria Louise Van Deuson - posted 05-2013

VANDEUSEN - seek anc/desc of Martin VANDEUSEN, b ca.1780, perhaps Greene or Columbia Co, NY & Charity VAN LOON, b 1782, NY; had: Stephen; Tobias - 27Feb1801; Abram - 15Mar1803, m Lydia ____, res Davenport; Robert - 7Dec1805, ?d yng?; James - 1808, m Mary CONCROSS b 1806, had: Elizabeth - 1835, m Chas Wessel, inventor Wessell piano, res NYC; John - 1837; Catherine - 1839, res Syracuse, NY; Ruth Ann - 1841; Charlotte Augusta "Gussie;" - 1842, res Syracuse; Mary - 1844; Charles - 1848; James Robert - b 6Jul1850, Davenport, m 5May1868 Fidelia GRAVES - b 7Nov1851, Oneonta, NY, dau of Nathan; John - 1813, m Abigail ___, res Harpursfield, NY; Peter - b 26Nov1816, ? d yng?; Mary Catherine - 1823, m Herman Copley; David - 6Sept1826, m 1856 Dorcas Ann Smith who lived to 100! res Davenport; Louisa - 1827, m 15Oct1847 Davenport, to Elisha Wetmore, ran hotel in Stamford; Martin was Ch Deacon at Gilboa 1815; they res many yrs at Prattsville, NY; came to Davenport, Del Co, NY, 1840s. Dan Touse - posted 03-98

VAN DEUSEN - have info to share - Milbrey Otto Burgett - posted 05-97

VANDUSEN - of Shavertown - George W. Vandusen b?, married Edna Mae ?, had son Harvey Vandusen, b. 1901, and daughter Beatrice Vandusen, b. 1906 in Shavertown. Edna Mae died abt. 1902 - children went to stay with the Joyces in Rockland, NY. Father George re-married Eunice Fuller, abt. 1915, picked up his children and moved to Syracuse. Any connections or info? Belinda DelPesco - posted 02-2000

VAN DUSEN - Am searching for parents and siblings of Deborah Ann VAN DUSEN b. Abt 1821, M. Samuel Mullinex in Andes in 1840, d. 17 March 1891 in Shellsburg, Benton Co, Iowa. They had 12 children. Migrated in the 1870's to Ogle Co, Polo, Illinois and in 1880 to Iowa. While in NY they lived near Shavertown . Sarah VAN DUSEN b. March 1810 Shavertown, M. Adam Finkle Abt. 1829 in Delaware Co, NY. Lived in Shavertown and Andes areas. Had 9 children--3 of them migrated to Ogle Co, Illinois and Benton Co, Iowa. After Adam Finkle died in 1874 Sarah married again to Richard Woolsey. Sarah died February 18, 1902. Adam and Sarah VAN DUSEN Finkle are buried in Andes Cem. Need info on Sarah's parents and siblings. Info to share. Are Deborah and Sarah VAN DUSEN sisters? Marilyn Schoop - posted 09-99

VAN DYKE - Looking for information on David Van Dyke, Rev. War soldier, (1762-1836) who married Sabra Follett in 1821. Have information to share. Laurie Ray - posted 06-2004

VAN HISE - I am looking for the elusive JOHN VAN HISE,according to family members is buried somewhere in the CATSKILLS abt 1900. His wife was Mary E. Brandow Van Hise. Any help would be welcomed. Thank You, Catherine - posted 10-2001

VANHOSEN - My 3rd Great-grandfather was Cornelius Northrup Vanhosen (1817-1876), a native of New York State. There are numerous variations of the name including Vanhoosen, Vanhoesen, Vanhousen, Vanhusen; but they all seem to trace their lineage to the Albany/Hudson Valley region. Cornelius arrived in Iowa in the early 1840's and always gave his own birthplace (and that of his parents) as New York. Following his death, some of his offspring began reporting that Cornelius was born in Holland. However, there is some evidence to suggest that he was a descendant of Albert Vanhoesen who settled near Delhi in Delaware County, NY with some of his own sons between 1800-1810. The Northrup name was also quite prominent here and I believe there was a connection to this clan. Anyone with information or suggestions, please respond. Steve Halley - posted 01-2014

VAN HOESEN - have info to share - Milbrey Otto Burgett - posted 05-97

VAN KEUREN/VAN CUREN - Searching for the descendants of Johannes and Matthew Van Keuren who settled in Andes and Middletown townships. D G Van Curen - posted 09-99

VAN KEUREN - Looking for info on Philip Van Keuren m. Catherine ALEXANDER who lived near New Kingston in the Town of Middletown, they are buried in the Andes Cemetary and the one child I know of Robert Carins Van Keuren m. Anna N RYER and was my great grandfather. Any info apperciated. Lori Wayman - posted 03-98

VAN KUREN - Van Kuren/Randall - I am looking for information on John Van Kuren and his wife Catherine Randall (b. circa 1800?)who were living in Delaware County in 1846 according to an old deposition given by Catherine's Aunt, Gertrude Jones Van Bramer. Catherine was the daughter of Seth Randall and Elizabeth Van Bramer. Jimmy Van Bramer - posted 06-2000

VAN KLEECK/YAGER - Seeking any information on John Van Kleeck and wife Hattie Yager, parents of Mabel Lavina Van Kleeck b. 1/23/1886, d. 1949. in Delaware county. Also, information of Eunice V. Pratt, b 1833 d Mar 3, 1919. Robin Koch - posted 02-99

VAN PELT - Searching for information on Lydia Jane Van Pelt, born 17 April 1852 and died 12 July 1893. Need parents. Married twice, first : Decker, need first name and marriage date. Second Lafayette Minor, 6 June 1876.Thanks. Linda Mills - posted 07-2010

VAN SICLEN - Seeking John VAN SICLEN, b. abt. 1801 Delaware County NY. wife, Elizabeth BACHELDER Children: William B. VanSiclen, b.10 Dec. 1821 also, Delaware Co. Ny, Exact town unkown at this time. John VAN SICLEN, possible son of Cornelius VAN SICLEN. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Rose Higgins - posted 03-2001

VAN STEENBURG Looking for information on Ethel VanSteenburg. Married to George Fuller on 12/12/1910 in Hancock, NY. Two sons, one of whom was Ray (my maternal grandfather). Would like information on her ancestry. Mary A. Parker-Hancock - posted 01-2007

VAN STEENBURGH - William Van Steenburgh may have been aka Barnett b. Bet. 1770 and 1780 wife Anna Austin b. 1780. Children George H. b. 1/21/1810 Town of Middletown, Barnet b. Abt. 1810, Catherine, Jacob, Jane, and Sally. Lived in the Town of Andes in vicinity of Union Grove. Looking for information on ancestors or descendants of William and Anna. Have some information on George H. and descendants. Willing to share. Russ Miller - posted 09-2002

VAN STEENBURGH - Jacob Van Steenburgh b. Bet. 1790 and 1800 wife Gertrude Becker b. 1799 Columbia Co. Children Harriet Ann b. 1822, John b. 11/30/1823 (Anti-Rent war fame), Samuel b. 1831, Jane b. 1833, Spencer b. 1834, Hannah b. 1835, Margaret b. 1837, and Stephen b. 1842. Looking for ancestors and descendants of Jacob and Gertrude. Lived in Town of Colchester near Berry Brook. Have some information, will share. Russ Miller - posted 09-2002

VAN STEENBURG - Looking for any information on an Aaron G. Van Steenburg b.1841 d. 1928, and buried in Hamden cemetery. Had a daughter Georgianna born about 1863. She had 2 children John b. abt. 1880, and a daughter Laura b.Sept. 2, 1883. They were all living in same household in Andes, NY in 1892. Marsha Clark - posted 06-2013

VAN TASSELL - I am looking for information on Hester Van Tassell b. 1798 married to Harmon Utter. She is the daughter of Henry Van Tassel b 1756 and Maria Lent b. 1759. Theresa - posted 05-2009

VAN TASSLE / VANTASSEL - I'm looking for *any* information regarding the family of Carlton VanTassle b. 1917 in Sidney, son of Ray VanTassle b. abt. 1891 (possibly on the 1900 Franklin census), son of Martin VanTassle? This family is my stumbling block, all assistance greatly appriciated. Kristen Kirk VanTassle - posted 10-2001

VAN TASSELL - Searching for a Florence VanTassell who married a Otto Lillquist in the last 1920 early 1930's. Florence was said to be born in Sidney New York 1905/06. Had 3 Children a son and 2 daughters. Any information appreciated. Jonathan Reeves - posted 01-2000

VAN VALKENBURG/VanVolkinburg - My g, g, g grandfather was Sanford VanVolkinburg or Vanvalkenburg. I have a picture of him playing a violin in Margaretsville, NY dated 1850. We think his first marriage was to Amy Jenkins who died in 1863. He left Margaretsville or maybe Broome,Colesville Twp, NY around 1864. He left his two children Phoebe & Abigail with a family and moved to Pa. His second marriage was to Mary Ann Sturdevant or Stewart. The picture of Sanford and the violin is on my website at; http://home.comcast.net/~dana.valley/van/vanv.htm. Please help me find Sanford's relatives. Dana Valley - posted 02-2004

VAN VOLKINBURG - I am looking for the parents of Thurston W Van Volkinburg born in Delaware County on May 5, 1858. Some records show spelling VanValkenberg, Van Valkenburg. Can you help me? Sue (Van Volkinburg) Baker - posted 06-99

VAN WAGNER - Desperately searching for any info on the Van Wagner family. Especially Clarence Van Wagner who married Georgia Washburn 1896 Walton, Delaware Co., NY. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Contact me directly through my email: tattookat1@aol.com - posted 08-2002

VAN WAGGONER - Looking for information of the David WAGGONER Family. David was born about 1785 in Delhi, New York and about the age of 20 moved north to Jefferson County, NY. Nothing is known of his parents but the surname may have been VAN WAGGONER/VAN WAGENEN. Jerry Dafoe - posted 12-97

VAN WAGONER - I have arrived in Andes, Delaware, NY on my search of the past.GG grandfather Sands Van Wagoner, wife Philena Wooden(also Filena and Vilenna incorrect spellings) daughter of John H Woodin(Wooden). Sands' daddy, my GGG gf, was Johannes Van Waggoner(maybe additional spelling Van Waggenen. He was married to Annie Prentiss. I would like some direction to further check birth of Sands/Philena, and birth/marriage/death of Johannes and Annie. I found death of Philena in lapeer mi in 1879 and her name in John H Wooden's will about 1880. probate said she could not be found and was presumed deceased. Bruce Van Wagner - posted 03-2004

VAN WIE - have info to share - Milbrey Otto Burgett - posted 05-97

VERMILYE - Seeking info regarding marriage of Revolutionary War veteran John Vermilye in Sidney in 1816 to Esther ---? He died in Unadilla in 1821. Source of these facts National Archives Pension Records. H. Kuebler - posted 09-97

VERNOLD - I would like to know the children's names of John Vernold and Rebecca Miller.I am trying to find out who were the parents of my ancestor, Samantha Vernold who married Charles H.Hood. Samantha had a brother, William H. Vernold, who married Charles Hood's sister, Elizabeth Hood. She was born abt. 1839. Who were the original Vernolds or Varnolds in Delaware Co.? Anyone know? Beverly Ho-posted 10/2002

VERNOLD/VARNOLD - I am looking for information on the name VARNOLD,VERNOLD and various spellings. Peleg Varnold b. 1811 was my great,great grandfather. He was orphaned at an early age. His mother was supposedly Mary Cornell and his father, John Varnold. He may have been born in Dartmouth, Mass. I have no other record of him until his marriage to Betsy Stockwell in 1835, Genessee Co, NY. There are not many Varnolds in the New England area and I wondered if there was a possible link to my Varnolds and those I have seen in the 1855 census of Delaware County. Any help would be appreciated. I have been researching this name for many years without much luck. B. Ferdinand - posted 04-97

VOEGELIN - Seeking an exchange of information with anyone who has a VOEGELIN in their family tree. Some settled in Masonville in 1858 with additional family members joining in 1867. Another line settled in NYC 1865. Have information on both lines. Rhoda Moree - posted 03-99

VOORHEES (Voorhes, Voorheis, Voorhis, Vhores) - I am seeking further information on the family of Jacob and Triphena Norton Voorhees. Particularly, who are the parents of Jacob Voorhees? From the Gilboa Reformed Church Records, it is learned that they married in 1809. Letters of Administration were granted to Triphena on the estate of Jacob Voorheis late of Delaware County dec'd - recorded: July 18, 1840. In the 1850 census, Triphena was listed as living with her daughter Louisa's family, James & Louisa Mackey & children in Gilboa, Schoharie County. Since this family is associated with both counties, it will be posted to both. Joyce Riedinger - posted 01-2009

VOTEE - I am doing a little genealogy research on my Uncle, George Votee, who lived in South Kortright for a number of years with his wife (my aunt) Gladys. As a young girl, my Sister, Mother & Father would come to South Kortright and stay with them for a few weeks each summer. Gladys was my mother's sister. We came from Middletown, NY. I have good information on my Aunt Gladys and now I am looking at my Uncle George who was a WWI veteran. I have good information on him but I am looking at one area of his life that may or may not be correct. George worked at the local creamery and in conversation with my sister we thought he also belonged to a local Fire Department. Can someone direct me to the proper Fire department's for any information on him being a member? Sometimes fire departments keep good records on local history and membership. Any information would be appreciated. Karen Wulffert - posted 01-2009

VROMAN - There was a Ford A. Vroman, he had three wives, one was Cora Butler, one was Elizabeth Miller wondering if anyone had any info on this line in Delaware County. Ford and Cora had three children that I know of Ralph, Millard, Evelyn. Evelyn had two daughters Alyse and Ruth. John Dillon - posted 10-2002

VROMAN/VROOMAN - I would like any info about the Vromans from Delaware Co. I have Alyse, Millard, Evelyn and Raymond in my list as being from or at least being at Fleischmans NY in some parts of thier lives. Alyse and Evelyn are buried in the Clovesville cemetery. Evelyn is Alyses mother and Raymond McCann is her father. Millard Vroman was Evelyns brother John Dillon - posted 02-2002

VROMAN - I am searching for my husbands relatives, he was Melvin Vroman born 6/27/16 Delhi, NY, father Howard Vroman, birthdate unknown and gfather Andrew Vroman birthdate unknown. Melvin died SLC,UT 12/20/95/ They were all from the Del.Co area, I am new at this, any help would be appreciated. Miriam Vroman - posted 11-97

VROOMAN - have info to share - Milbrey Otto Burgett - posted 05-97



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