John W Van Buskirk

Brief Life History of John W

When John W Van Buskirk was born on 9 August 1824, in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States, his father, Lewis Van Buskirk, was 29 and his mother, Mary Margaret Grier, was 29. He married Elizabeth Gordy on 1 January 1852, in Pickaway, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Crittenden Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Condit Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 4 January 1901, in Sidney, Champaign, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Sidney, Champaign, Illinois, United States.

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John W Van Buskirk
Maria Davis
Marriage: 16 August 1860
Mollie Van Buskirk
Abraham Lincoln Van Buskirk
Mary Van Buskirk
Rhoda Van Buskirk
John Terry Van Buskirk
Lulu Van Buskirk
Emma Van Buskirk
Myrtle M Van Buskirk
Charles Peter Van Buskirk

Sources (21)

  • John Van Buskirk, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Vanbuskerk, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • John Van Buskirk, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.


Historical Boundaries 1829: Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States


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

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.

Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.

Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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