This is given in thanks to the one who taught me all that I know about making web pages.
For all your help in finding the family I never knew and the roots from which I came.
In giving me this, you have been my teacher, my cousin, and a special friend.
Thanks Again Doug
Let the story begin with Henry(Henricus), son of Jacob Van Keuren and Elisabet Terwilliger, of Hurley, New York.
HENRY VAN CUREN
It's uncertain exactly when or where Henry got married, or even when he left the security of the Dutch community of Ulster and Dutchess Counties. One account says he married Rebecca in 1809, but no record has been found. By the time his first son was born, however, he was living in Onandaga County, New York. From there He moved his Family to Genesee County, then to Pennsylvania, and then to Ohio, before finally settling in Kosciusko County, Indiana, in the fall of 1840.
EVERT VAN CUREN
Henrys second born son,
b. Oct 22, 1817
d.Aug 19, 1891
Evert married Elizabeth Hover
He and his new bride arrived in Kosciusko Co. in the fall of 1840
Evert's son Peter Hover Van Curen
b. April 4th, 1856,
Peter H. married Isabelle Royse Nov 10, 1875
Isabelle Royse, b. 5 Aug, 1854, d. 8 Feb, 1920
They had 11 children:
Mabel married Ora kuhnly
2. Lemuel Everett
Blanch married Byron Coon
5. Logan Augustus
Bessie married Lawrence Granger
8. Benjamin (Bennie) Royse (Doug's Grandfather)
BENNIE ROYSE VAN CUREN
Bennies son ROYSE VAN CUREN
b. 6-18-1920, at Wilder, Id
m. Wilma Victoria Gregory
Douglas Van Curen Personal Web Page
married to Kerrie Seibel
9. Florence Harriet
Florance married Charles Goodenow
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