Sarah Van Valkenburg

1832–11 August 1913 (Age 81)
Yates, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Van Valkenburg was born in 1832, in Yates, New York, United States, her father, Peter Aker Van Valkenburg, was 20 and her mother, Margaret Predmore, was 22. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States in 1850. She died on 11 August 1913, in Circleville, Piute, Utah, United States, at the age of 81.

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Peter Aker Van Valkenburg
Margaret Predmore
Sarah Van Valkenburg
Ruth Ann Van Valkenburg
Ann Maria 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

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 0
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
Age 18
The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of LDS pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers.
Age 31
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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 (3)

  • Sarah Van Valkenberg in household of Margaret Van Valkenberg, "United States Census, 1850"
  • 1850 United States Federal Census
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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