Peter Aker Van Valkenburg

12 April 1812–18 February 1874 (Age 61)
Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Peter Aker

When Peter Aker Van Valkenburg was born on 12 April 1812, in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York, United States, his father, Willem Van Valkenburg, was 42 and his mother, Anna Tryphena Beebe, was 38. He married Margaret Predmore about 1831, in Yates, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 18 February 1874, in Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Union Fort Cemetery, Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Aker Van Valkenburg
Margaret Predmore
Marriage: about 1831
Sarah Van Valkenburg
Ruth Ann Van Valkenburg
Alonzo Van Valkenburg
Martha Jane van Valkenberg
Charles Van Valkenburg
Catherine Van Valkenburg
Ernest Seeley Van Valkenburg
Josephine Van Valkenburg
Margaret Van Valkenburg
Joseph Van Valkenburg

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1831Yates, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    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. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 15
    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.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 18
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Story Highlight

    William August Boggess - Emigration to Utah Territory

    By great-great grandson Nickolas J Mazanis II A Church biographical sketch mentions that William’s father sent him away from Virginia in 1862 to the west because the terrible Civil War was raging. Au …

    Sources (38)

    • Peter van Valkenburg in entry for Lydia A Vance, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Peter Van Valdenberg, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Peter Van Valkenberg in entry for Martha Jane Terry, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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