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VAN DENBERGH 2
was born Buskirk Bridge, Washington County New York October 25, 1825.
died January 18, 1911 Victor, New York, at
85 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL January 20, 1911
DIED - VANDENBERGH
At Victor, January 13, 1911, Dow Fonda VanDenbergh, aged 85 years.
SAME PAPER and PAGE
Fonda VanDenbergh, aged 85 years, died at his home in Victor on Wednesday.
His wife and four children survive. Funeral services will be held at the
Presbyterian church at 2 PM.
He married twice. He
March 11, 1847.
was born Victor, New York July 04, 1827.
Elizabeth was the daughter of Andrew Rowley
and Sarah F. Bigelow
died May 22, 1880 Victor, New York, at
52 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES
May 26, 1880
News - Mrs. Elizabeth
VanDenbergh the wife of Mr. Dow VanDenbergh died after a lingering
sickness at her home in Farmington on Saturday night. Mrs. VanDenbergh
was a former resident of Victor and was respected and loved by a large circle of
friends who mourn her loss and sympathize with the stricken family, which
comprises her husband and six children. The funeral services were held at the
house on Monday. Reverend Mr. Coe officiated.
April 19, 1912
Rachel VanDenbergh of Andrews Street expects to leave here in about a week
for Homer, NY, where she will spend the summer.
Mrs. VanDenbergh will have charge of the home of her nephew, George
Satterlee during his absence on the road for the summer.
Mr. Satterlee is better known by the name of Sawtelle, and he is
at the head of the circus by that name.
Mrs. VanDenbergh's many friends here hope she will have an
VICTOR HERALD July
Mrs. Rachel VanDenbergh is entertaining her daughter Mrs. William Viele, and Granddaughter Mrs. Frank Satterlee, and the latter's two children, Bertha and Oscar, all of Hudson Falls, NY. They came Wednesday and will remain with Mrs. VanDenbergh for a month or more.
Lottie Adele VanDenbergh
was born December 11, 1861. Lottie
10, 1946 in East Rochester, New York, at 84 years of age.
June 14, 1946
Mrs. Lottie A. Ketcham, widow of the late Wilmarth Ketcham, of
East Rochester, died on June 10, 1946.
is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Chloe E. Burrows of Alahambra City, Mrs.
Etna M. Brahler, of Fairport, and Mrs. Lillian A. Andrews of Detroit, Mich.,
five grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Nettie Prosser of Victor, several nieces
and nephews. Funeral
services were held in East Rochester, Thursday, and interment was made in
Boughton Hill Cemetery, in Victor. Her
interred 1946 Victor, New York, Boughton Hill Cemetery.
New York, November 20, 1879.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES November
ITEMS - Among the latest items of interest is the marriage of Mr. Will
Ketcham to Miss Lottie Vandenburgh, which occurred on the 20th instant. If
the old saying be true, and the bride prove as stormy as the wedding day, we
may, as a matter of course, look for squally times. But judging from the happy
and amiable face of the bride, we conclude that these old maxims are like our
weather, very on certain. Congratulations to the happy couple.
born 1856. Wilmarth was the
son of Germond Ketcham
and Chloe P.
November 28, 1925 in East Rochester, New York, at 69 years of age.
ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and
Smith Ketcham passed away at his home, 116 West Hilbert Street, East
Rochester, Saturday, November 28, 1925. He is survived by his wife, Lottie A., four daughters, Mrs.
Mae West, and Mrs. George Burrows, both of Alhambra, Cal., Mrs. Etta
Brahler and Lottie of East Rochester. Interment at Boughton Hill Cemetery.
Friday December 4, 1925 Front
OBITUARY - Wilmarth S. Ketcham died at his home in East Rochester, Saturday, November 28th, at the age of 69 years. He was born in Farmington, and had lived in East Rochester for 28 years, during the greater part of which time he was connected with the Merchants Dispatch Transportation Company.
Besides his wife, Lottie A. Ketcham, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Mae West and Mrs. George Burrows, of Alhambra, California, Mrs. Etna Brahler and Mrs. Lillian Smith of East Rochester. Funeral at his home Tuesday, and interment made in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
Sarah Jenett VanDenbergh
was born New York December 28, 1866.
December 08, 1955 Victor, New York, at 88 years of age.
- Nettie V. age 89, of 134 Church Street, Victor, NY., December
8, 1955. She leaves three sons, Chester
of Victor, Glenon of Prescott, Arkansas, Leon of Alhambra,
California, several grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Cotton Funeral Home. Interment
at Boughton Hill Cemetery.
York, February 15, 1888.
February 17, 1888 PAGE
MARRIED PROSSER VANDENBERGH
In Victor, Wednesday
February 15, 1888, Edwin Prosser of Farmington, and Nettie VanDenbergh
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. February 14, 1913
PAGE 2 COL 1
and Mrs. Edwin Prosser who live East of the village of Victor have issued
invitations for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of their marriage to
take place at their home on February 25th.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES February
- On Wednesday evening Miss Nettie
VanDenbergh, of Victor, and Edwin A. Prosser, of Farmington, were
united in marriage by Rev. H. C. Woods, pastor of the M. E. church of
this place, at the residence of the bride's parents in Victor, in the presence
of a goodly number of friends and relatives. Many presents both valuable
and useful, were received by the newly married couple.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Prosser took the 8 o'clock train east on
Thursday morning, with expectations of visiting friends and relatives in Oswego
VANDENBERGH - At Farwell, Michigan, April 29, 1945, Charles VanDenbergh, 76, formerly of Victor.
Wyman8 VanDenbergh was
born Farmington, New York September 21, 1837.
died June 01, 1916 Victor, New York, at
78 years of age.
VICTOR Ontario County, NY
June 2, 1916
Wyman VanDenbergh, born in the town of Farmington, September 21, 1837, died
at his home in the village of Victor, on Thursday, June 1, 1916, at 9 15 AM.
To the hearts of the many, many nephews and nieces of Uncle John, this
simple announcement will bring a very real sorrow and a deep sense of personal
man of strong opinions and deep seated convictions to which he gave expression
in no uncertain tones, he concealed beneath a rugged exterior a tender heart,
full of sympathy for the misfortunes of his fellows and alive with the desire to
aid them with every resource at his command. An indefatigable reader and close observer, his mind
was stored with much valuable information. He spent much time in the
accumulation of data concerning the
men and events of Victor's early days, and his collection of local historical
records is an extremely valuable one.
was the author of "The History of Victor", published in the Victor
Herald, a few years since, and from his great fund of knowledge concerning the
town was drawn the material for most of the historical articles which have
appeared in this and other newspapers. A man of many trades was "Uncle
John", and it was his delight to serve as "handy man" for his
neighbors and friends. In very many
cases he worked for them without compensation or the desire for it if he felt
they were unable to pay.
Victor Herald, as an institution, owes him a debt beyond payment.
Born, it would seem, with a gift for newspaper work, his interest in the
local paper was unflagging, and he gave unsparingly of his time and thought for
its up-building and secure establishment. He was associated with the Ontario
County Times, for many years, as a correspondent in the days when to convey late
information to the newspaper office meant a trip to the County Seat, and later
as a traveling representative.
the latter capacity he contributed to its columns many valuable sketches of
prominent citizens and interesting historical reminiscences,
John Wyman VanDenbergh was the son of Peter and Jennie Fonda
VanDenbergh, the youngest of a family of seven children.
He was born in the town of Farmington, and until 1886, with the exception
of five years, lived in Mendon, his home was upon the farm where he was born. On
September 21, 1859, Mr. VanDenbergh married Elvira Chambers of
1886, Mr. and Mrs. VanDenbergh moved to this village, and, except for
three years, their home has been in the house at the junction of West Main
Street, Cedar and High Streets, in which he died. Mr. VanDenbergh was a
member of the Presbyterian Church in this village and a regular attendant upon
its services until physical disability made it impossible.
He was greatly interested in public affairs, and was always found upon
the side of progress and improvement. For
several years he served upon the health board of the village.
the last two years he had grown more and more feeble, being afflicted with a
distressing chronic trouble, but he bore up under it with characteristic courage
and stoicism, and was confined to his bed for but a few days.
Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. VanDenbergh, M. Estella,
Raymond C., and Blanche E. The latter died in infancy. Surviving
members of the family are the devoted wife and mother, the daughter and
son, and three grandchildren, John Raymond, Estella Meryl, and Karl Nathan
VanDenbergh. Interment in the Village Cemetery.
September 21, 1859. Elvira
was born North Bloomfield, New
York May 28, 1841. Elvira was the
daughter of Abraham Hibbard Chambers
and Sybil Bushnell
died July 05, 1928 Victor, New York, at
87 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed. July 18, 1928
DEATHS - VANDENBERGH At Victor, July 5, 1928, Mrs. Elvira E. VanDenbergh, aged 87
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES April 4, 1888
CASTLE - We were pleased to see on our streets the other day the genial
face of your correspondent from Victor, Mr. VanDenbergh. Van he knows
beans! He is spending a few
days here to help Cyrus Bray during his illness in renewing the orders of his
customers for phosphates. Mr.
Bray, has been an efficient agent for the sale of Phosphates, and has been
confined to his house and bed most of the time with inflamatory rheumatism, and
consequently unable to canvass among his former customers. Mr. VanDenbergh
has come to tide him over this hard spot in the phosphate line.
Mr. B. is slowly, yet we hope surely recovering from his illness
and with the approach of warm weather we hope he will once again be among us as
in days of yore.
COUNTY TIMES June 19, 1889
VICTOR - J. W. VanDenbergh, agent for the Western
New York Hedge Co., went on Saturday to Albion, the headquarters of the company,
with a party of farmers from this and some of the adjoining towns, to
investigate their method of growing and making their combined hedge and wire
fence. Several prominent farmers from this section have previously examined this
fence, and all speak of it with words of commendation.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed. July 2, 1913
MONUMENT Marks French and Indian
Battle Ground in Victor Village.
30 - A large boulder on the Peter McMahon place on High
Street has been removed to the junction of West Main Street and High Street,
where it will stand in the future, marking the battle ground of the French and
Indians. The site has been given to the village by John W. VanDenbergh,
and is directly in front of his residence.
Friday June 6, 1930 PAGE 1 Col
Thirty Years Ago In Victor
years ago on June 6th 1900 the cornerstone of the Victor Town Hall was laid.
W. D. Newton now of LasCruces NM was then supervisor of Victor.
The honorable William A Sutherland of Rochester made the address
of the day, and the Victor Military Band furnished music.
objects placed in the cornerstone are J. W. VanDenbergh's History of
Victor from 1656 to 1900, photos of the Victor streets, coins, newspapers, etc.
The issue of the Victor Herald of June 1, 1900, a copy of which is in the
cornerstone was especially prepared for the occasion, and contains much of the
info that will be of interest and value for future generations.
Friday September 22, 1939
Mr. and Mrs. John W. VanDenbergh celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home on High Street, September 21st. There were about 75 guests present.
was born March 01, 1861. Marian
September 28, 1946 Canandaigua, New York, at 85 years of age.
Friday October 4, 1946 PAGE 5
- Miss Estella
VanDenbergh, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. VanDenbergh,
died Saturday, September 28, 1946 after a long illness. She was 85 years old. Her early life was spent in the town of Farmington, but she
had lived in Victor for 60 years before going to Canandaigua July 31, 1945, for
hospital care after being injured in the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Grinnell
of Canandaigua, formerly of Farmington.
skillful seamstress, Miss VanDenbergh went regularly into many Victor
homes to do the family sewing. She had a talent for utilizing material to the
best advantage, and when no longer able to work at her trade she found much
satisfaction in fashioning little gifts for her friends who were numerous. She
was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church of Victor.
surviving relatives are one brother, Ray VanDenbergh, who was with her in
Canandaigua, a niece, Mrs. R. Milton Hanley of Canandaigua, two nephews,
Raymond and Carl VanDenbergh of Rochester.
services were conducted at the Cotton Funeral Home in Victor Tuesday afternoon,
and burial was made in the Village Cemetery near the Presbyterian Church. Her
interred Victor, New York, Victor Village Cemetery.
VICTOR HERALD April 5,
SOCIAL and PERSONAL - Miss Estella VanDenbergh visited her brother Raymond VanDenbergh and family in Rochester over Sunday. Mr. VanDenbergh has moved his household goods from Wellsville to Rochester. His family had been at the home of John W. VanDenbergh during the winter
Shulters8 VanDenbergh was
born Hoosick, New York February 26, 1826.[i]
died December 12, 1911 Canandaigua, New
York, at 85 years of age.[ii]
Death Registered number 312 at Canandaigua, New York, City Clerk office. Listed are Phillip and Elizabeth as
parents. Jennie was listed as the informant on the certificate.
Found this record on microfilm Voshberg collection of church baptisms.
Canandaigua City clerk office record shows he was born February 26, 1826, and
the informant for the death record information was his wife, Mrs. J. S.
VanDenbergh. She gave an address at 113 West Gibson which was the family home.
JACOB SHULTERS VANDENBERGH
Aged Veteran Passes Away at Canandaigua
12, 1911, Jacob Shulters Vandenbergh died at his home on West Gibson
Street about 12:15 o'clock this morning, aged 85 years.
was born in Hoosick, NY, February 26, 1826. He was twice married. His first wife
was Miss Jane Reddington, and his last wife was Miss Jennie Ferris,
to whom he was united in 1890. During
the Civil War, he served as a nurse and was attached to the ambulance corps. For
the greater part of his lifetime he has been a resident of this village and
leaves his wife and two children, Philip L. Vandenbergh, of Rochester,
and Mrs. Helen Scanlon, of Boston. The funeral will be held from the late
residence, No. 113 Gibson Street on Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Guy L.
Morrill pastor of the local Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will
be made in Woodlawn Cemetery.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed. December 13, 1911
S. VanDenberg - The death of Jacob
S. VanDenberg occurred on Monday night at his home on West Gibson Street,
after a four weeks illness due to a stroke of paralysis. Mr. VanDenberg
was born in Hoosick in 1826, but had been a resident of this village for many
leaves his wife, who was formerly Miss Jennie Ferris of Lima, and a
daughter, Mrs. Helen Scanlon, and a son, Philip L. Vandenberg. The
funeral will be held from his late residence on Thursday afternoon, the Rev.
Guy L. Morrill officiating. Interment at Woodlawn.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL
Friday December 15, 1911 PAGE 2
Shulters VanDenbergh a well known figure in Canandaigua and throughout the
county by reason of his occupation as subscription agent, died at his home on W.
Gibson Street on Tuesday AM aged 85 years.
was born in Hoosick on February 26, 1826. Mr.
VanDenbergh was twice married, his first wife having been Jane Reddington.
In 1890 he married to Miss
Jennie Ferris, who with one daughter, Mrs Helen Scanlon, of Boston,
and one son Phillip VanDenbergh of Rochester,
services conducted by Rev. G. L. Morrill, burial at Woodlawn. Mr.
VanDenbergh during the Civil War served as a nurse attached to the ambulance
corps. Most of his life was spent here in this village and vicinity.
He married twice. He
was born Cameron, New York July 1858.[iii]
Cornelia was the daughter of Thomas T. Reddington
and Marian Pierson
died December 24, 1889 Canandaigua, New
York, at 31 years of age.[iv]
Place of birth given on her death certificate. [iv].
City Clerk Record number 666, shows father as Thomas T. Reddington, Ireland, and
mother as Marian Pierson. This does not agree with facts found on marriage
record for Helen.
ONTARIO COUNTY REPOSITORY and MESSENGER
December 26, 1889 PAGE 3
Vandenburgh at Canandaigua December 24, 1889, Mrs. J. M.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES December
25, 1889 Col 2
many friends of Mrs. J. M. VanDenbergh of this village are grieved to
learn of her sudden death, which occurred at her home on West Gibson St. Tuesday
morning. In her self sacrificing care of her little boy, who was recently
afflicted with congestion of the lungs, she contracted a severe cold, which
finally took the form of pneumonia. Although known to be seriously ill, the news
of her death is a sad shock to her friends. She was a highly respected member of
the Baptist Church, and leaves a husband and two small children.
Lima, New York, October 07, 1890.[v]
Marriage record at Lima, NY Town Hall, line 28. Shows her age to be 44 years,
1st marriage, and Jacob, age 64, 4th marriage.
UNION and ADVERTISER, Thursday October 9, 1890
LIMA - The marriage of Miss Jennie Ferris of Rochester,
formerly of Lima, to Mr. Jacob VanDenbergh of Canandaigua, took place at
the home of the sisters of the bride, Misses Ellen and Nancy Ferris, in
this village on Tuesday afternoon at seven o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. VanDenbergh
left that evening for their home in Canandaigua.
ONTARIO COUNTY REPOSITORY and MESSENGER
3 COL 1 MARRIAGES
VANDENBURGH - FERRIS
At Lima October 07, 1890 by Rev. Mr.
Willoughby, Jacob Vandenburgh of Canandaigua and Jennie Ferris
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL October 21, 1904
small article as follows, Mrs. J. S. VanDenbergh and Mrs. Nellie Reddington, West
Gibson Street, started on Wednesday morning on a 15 day trip to Buffalo,
Detroit, and St. Louis.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday August 15, 1902
Mrs. J. S. Vandenberg, West Gibson street, is entertaining her
brother, Thomas Ferris, of Fulton.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday
December 6, 1907
On Tuesday, Mrs. J. S. VanDenbergh, West Gibson Street, attempted to revive a low furnace with kerosene and as the oil came into contact with the coal, an explosion of gas followed and the flames burst out of the furnace, burning Mrs. VanDenbergh severely about the face and arms.
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