William Van Etten

23 July 1795–19 June 1867 (Age 71)
Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States

The Life of William

When William Van Etten was born on 23 July 1795, in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States, his father, Johannes DeHooges Van Etten, was 58 and his mother, Annatje Pengbamg, was 54. He married Ariantje or Harriet Myer on 14 May 1811, in Ulster, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Saugerties, Saugerties, Ulster, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 June 1867, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ulster, New York, United States.

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William Van Etten
Lavina Ann Myer
Marriage: 1825
Elsie M. Van Etten

Spouse and Children


    Lavina Ann Myer


Saugerties, Saugerties, Ulster, New York, United States


    Elsie M. Van Etten


Parents and Siblings




    James Van Etten


    Jacomeintje Van Etten


    Johannes Van Etten


    Maria Van Etten


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World Events (8)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 2

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Wm Van Etten in household of Jacob Van Gelder, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John T Wm Vanetten, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Wm Vanetten, "United States Census, 1850"

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