John Van Ess

14 December 1887–May 1958 (Age 70)
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of John

When John Van Ess was born on 14 December 1887, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, Peiter van Es, was 43 and his mother, Adriana Jennie De Groot, was 35. He lived in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910. He died in May 1958, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 70.

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Peiter van Es
Adriana Jennie De Groot
Adriana "Jennie" van Es
John Van Ess
Nellie Van Ess
William Van Ess
John Van Ess
Sadie Van Ess
Richard Van Ess

Parents and Siblings


    Adriana Jennie De Groot





    Nellie Van Ess


    William Van Ess


    John Van Ess



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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 4

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • John Van Ness in household of Jennie Van Ness, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jack Van Ness in entry for Mrs Jennie Leys, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
  • John Van Ness, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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