Rachel Ann Van Winkle

26 June 1819–
Hudson, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Rachel Ann Van

When Rachel Ann Van Winkle was born on 26 June 1819, in Hudson, New Jersey, United States, her father, Waling Van Winkle, was 35 and her mother, Catherine Voorhees, was 35. She married Philip A. Van Riper on 25 June 1840. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Passaic, New Jersey, United States in 1860.

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Philip A. Van Riper
Rachel Ann Van Winkle
Marriage: 25 June 1840
Catherine Jane Van Riper
Abram Van Riper

Spouse and Children

25 June 1840


    Catherine Jane Van Riper


    Abram Van Riper


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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Age 21

The County of Hudson was created in 1840, named after the great river and its namesake, the English explorer, Henry Hudson, who landed his vessel the Half Moon at what is now the City of Hoboken in September of 1609

Age 42

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

1 Respelling of German and Jewish Winkel .2 English: probably a nickname for a small man, from winkle, a kind of small shellfish.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Rachel Van Riper in household of Philip Van Riper, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rachel Ann Van Winkle, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985"

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