John Thomas Van Valkenburg

17 July 1821–11 September 1886 (Age 65)
Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life of John Thomas

When John Thomas Van Valkenburg was born on 17 July 1821, in Rensselaer, New York, United States, his father, Thomas Van Valkenburg, was 42 and his mother, Tietje Turk, was 38. He married Elsie Vanderbogart on 4 July 1850, in Nassau, Nassau, Rensselaer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Chatham, Ghent, Columbia, New York, United States in 1855. He died on 11 September 1886, in Otho, Webster, Iowa, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Otho, Webster, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Thomas Van Valkenburg
1821–1886
Elsie Vanderbogart
1823–1859
Marriage: 4 July 1850
Phoebe Ann Van Valkenburg
1851–1921
Van Valkenburg
1855–1857
Esther Maria Van Valkenburg
1854–1886
John Thomas Van Valkenburg
1859–1859

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 July 1850
Nassau, Nassau, Rensselaer, New York, United States
children

(4)

    Phoebe Ann Van Valkenburg

    Female1851–1921Female

    Female1854–1886Female

    Van Valkenburg

    Male1855–1857Male

    John Thomas Van Valkenburg

    Male1859–1859Male

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Van Valkenburg

    Male1779–Male

    Female1783–Female

siblings

(4)

    Jane Van Valkenburg

    Female1805–1896Female

    Jinny Van Valkenburgh

    Female1805–Female

    Andrew Van Valkenburg

    Male1817–Male

    Male1821–1886Male

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 6

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1846

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • J Vanvaulkenburg, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J Vanvaulkenburg, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John T Van Volkenburgh, "New York State Census, 1855"

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