Catherine VanAken

1848–
New York, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine VanAken was born in 1848, in New York, United States, her father, Boudawine Van Aken, was 36 and her mother, Jane C Eckert, was 35.

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Family Time Line

Boudawine Van Aken
1812–1886
Jane C Eckert
1813–1891
Cornelius Dubois Van Aken
1834–1905
Elizabeth Van Aken
1837–
Martha Van Aken
1839–1929
Emma VanAken
1854–
Abram VanAken
1843–
Samuel VanAken
1846–1864
Daniel VanAken
1847–1850
Catherine VanAken
1848–
Emily Van Aken
1855–

Parents and Siblings

    Boudawine Van Aken

    Male1812–1886Male

    Jane C Eckert

    Female1813–1891Female

siblings

(9)

    Male1834–1905Male

    Elizabeth Van Aken

    Female1837–Female

    Martha Van Aken

    Female1839–1929Female

    Abram VanAken

    Male1843–Male

    Samuel VanAken

    Male1846–1864Male

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 15

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 69

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name for someone from the city of Aachen (Dutch name Aken) in Germany, close to the border with the Netherlands and Belgium.

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

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Sources (3)

  • New York, State Census, 1855 Catherine M Van Aken 1848-
  • New York, State Census, 1865 Catherine M Vanaken
  • Legacy NFS Source: Catherine VanAken - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth-name: Catherine VanAken

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