Wyntje Lavinia Forshee

12 April 1813–7 June 1900 (Age 87)
Orangetown, Rockland, New York, United States

The Life of Wyntje Lavinia

When Wyntje Lavinia Forshee was born on 12 April 1813, in Orangetown, Rockland, New York, United States, her father, John W Forshee, was 23 and her mother, Leah L. Bogert, was 23. She married James Van Orden on 27 June 1835, in Washington Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 7 June 1900, in Park Ridge, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 87.

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James Van Orden
Wyntje Lavinia Forshee
Marriage: 27 June 1835
Lucy Van Orden
Pvt William Henry Van Orden
Adelzia Elizabeth Van Orden
Garrett Van Orden
Emma Josephine VanOrden
Cornelius James Van Orden
John Van Orden

Spouse and Children

27 June 1835
Washington Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States


    Lucy Van Orden


    Pvt William Henry Van Orden



    Garrett Van Orden


    Emma Josephine VanOrden


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 

Age 7

On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.

Age 23

"In April 1836, Samuel Colt formed a corporation of venture capitalists to bring his patented ""revolving gun"" to the market. The Patent Arms Manufacturing of Paterson, New Jersey had been chartered the month before (March 5) and promised Colt a commission for each sale in exchange for the patent rights. Due to the popularity of the patent, Colt had a monopoly on revolver manufacture until 1857."

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Fortier .

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

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Sources (3)

  • 1870 United States Federal Census
  • 1900 United States Federal Census
  • 1860 United States Federal Census

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