Catherine VanAken


Brief Life History 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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Boudawine Van Aken
Jane C Eckert
Cornelius Dubois Van Aken
Elizabeth Van Aken
Martha Van Aken
Emma VanAken
Abram VanAken
Samuel VanAken
Daniel VanAken
Catherine VanAken
Emily Van Aken

Sources (3)

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

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World Events (3)


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, near the border with the Netherlands and Belgium. Compare Aken and Van Auken .

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

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