Delina Van Leuven

23 September 1836–17 September 1855 (Age 18)
Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States

The Life of Delina

When Delina Van Leuven was born on 23 September 1836, in Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States, her father, John R Van Leuven Jr, was 35 and her mother, Fanny Adelia Draper, was 32. She married Smithfield S.F. Ballard on 8 February 1852, in Atchison, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 17 September 1855, in Atchison, Missouri, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Center Grove Cemetery, Lincoln Township, Atchison, Missouri, United States.

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Smithfield S.F. Ballard
Delina Van Leuven
Marriage: 8 February 1852
Carrie Elizabeth Ballard
Fredrick V Ballard

Spouse and Children

8 February 1852
Atchison, Missouri, United States


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World Events (3)

1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 2

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

Age 4

On 6 April 1840, Kirtland Township became part of the newly organized Lake County.

Age 10

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.

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Sources (2)

  • Delina Vanluven in household of George Vanluven, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Delina VanLeuven Ballard, "Find A Grave Index"

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