Catharine Van Hoeson

20 December 1804–9 April 1858 (Age 53)
Claverack, Claverack, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life of Catharine

When Catharine Van Hoeson was born on 20 December 1804, in Claverack, Claverack, Columbia, New York, United States, her father, Abraham G Van Hoesen, was 34 and her mother, Jannetje Vosburgh, was 34. She married William Fellows about 1822, in Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1855 and Columbia, New York, United States in 1880. She died on 9 April 1858, at the age of 53, and was buried in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Fellows
Catharine Van Hoeson
Marriage: about 1822
Oscar F. Fellows
Vashtil L. Fellows
J. Mortimer Fellows
Frederick M Fellows
Irene E. Fellows
Louise C. Fellows
William W. Fellows

Spouse and Children

about 1822
Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Abraham G Van Hoesen


    Jannetje Vosburgh




    Elisabeth Van Hoesen


    Cornelius Van Hoesen


    Ann Van Hoesen


    Garrett Van Heusen



+4 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 8

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 15

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)

  • Catharine Fellows in household of William Fellows, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Catherine in entry for Oscar F Fellows and Mary Abbey Damon, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Catherine in entry for Oscar F. Fellows and Mary Abbey Damon, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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