Hi,Gerry, my names, Nancy, and I,ve found some info, which may broaden your info, on your ancestor.I,ll use the cut and paste method,from my notes, so it may be a bit ,confuseing, but if you wade through this, it may be of interest.Information,from, Ancestry.com, fmly tree, titled: (no,title, other than following, numbers; 34629 ) contact:no name given, email address,for contacting, -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Edward Oscar VAN HORN
Birth: 13 MAR 1830 in Prince Edward Township, Ontario, Canada
Death: 19 MAR 1901 in St. Joseph Island, Ontario, Canada
Settled on Lot 4 and 5, Concession O, St. Joseph Island in 1887, Lot 4 sold to Frederick Gray in 1890.
Settled on Lot 4, Concession P, St. Joseph Island on Oct. 7, 1879, sold to Thomas Ferris in 1891.
Settled on Lot 4, Concession Q, St. Joseph Island on Oct. 7, 1879. sold to Alfred Kitchen in 1903. BELOW, *some, Land rec. dif. than above, N.K. Future, forward,info, to, researcher, email@example.com
Land Settlers by Name
updated Sept 2000
compiled by Kim Forbes/Garry Bishop
This file is in name sequence.
JT = Jocelyn Township
HT = Hilton Township
SJ = St Joseph Township
Original means the first family to settle that lot.
*N.K. unidentifed, Edward Vanhorn, Lot 5, con.16, Hilton Township , St.Josephs Island- 1889
*N.K.VANHORN , ED OSCAR 4 Q JT original 1884-*Future,forward,orig.settling,to researcher,firstname.lastname@example.org
VANHORN , EDWARD 5 16 HT 1889
VANHORN , JANE 4 P JT 1896
VANHORN, BARBARA 4 P JT 1884
VANHORN, BARBARA 4 Q JT
VANHORN, EDWARD OSCAR 4 O JT 1887
VANHORN, EDWARD OSCAR 5 O JT
From - The St. Joseph Island United Church History - 1974
In 1878 or about that time Mr. E. O. Van Horn, a local preacher of the Methodist persuasion, established about seven classes in different parts of the Island with leaders for each. These classes met in the homes of the settlers.
Recrods from those days list the following as places where these classes had been formed - Bethel, Marksville, Riverside, Cedar Grove, Lyon's School, Tenby Bay and Cheer's School. Some years later in 1889 a class with Byron Collins as leader, was started at Richards Landing. It was the early work of Mr. Van Horn which laid the foundation of Methodism on the Island.
From 1878 until 1880 Methodist classes were held in homes and in an old log school house and then in an empty building down near the dock. This was one of the classes formed by E. O. Van Horn. In 1893, the Methodist Church was built up on the hill, at the corner of the Hilton Road and the Base Line. It was used until 1917 when union with the Presbyterians took place, then the building was sold.
Names connected with the early Methodist Church are: Steinburgs, Stubbs, Gingles, Grays, Crowders, Bishops, Spencers, Reids, Dunn, Stuebings and Mitchell.
From the history by Pat McAuley
Edward Oscar Van Horn was born March 13, 1830 at Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada
He entered into marriage April 20, 1854 with Margaret McKenzie , born December 13 1836 at Dumfries, Canada. They were united in marriage by Reverand John Webaser and from that time on attended the Methodist Church.
Margaret did not recover well from having her last child and she went to her rest on December 28, 1876, leaving her twelve children mother-less. The oldest Robert was twenty-one years of age and the youngest Walter was three months.
Edward started the Mountain United Church on St. Joseph Island, Canada. E.O. was a lay Minister for the Methodist Church. He located a farm on the Mountain about one half mile from where the church was built. In 1878 he conducted services in the settlers homes on several parts of the Island.
In 1881 the church was constructed ans servicrd were held. Their church was of first importance to the settlers even when shelter and food was a matter of survival.
In May 1886 , ten years after the death of Margaret, EO emigrated to the US and landed at the Port of Duluth. On June 3 1886 EO became a citizen of the USA, Territory of Dakota, County of Codington, Watertown.
Grover Cleveland was President.
EO's father Cornelius passed away in Canada three days after EO became a citizen.
EO went to his final resting place March 19, 1901.
*N.K., burial, site, for EO Vanhorn:Bur. rec., for E O Vanhorn, Extractions,of bur. rec. St.Josephs Island, on net, Vanhorn E. O. March 19 1901 Grace United St. Joseph Island
.*N.K.,OTHER, Vanhorn,s, bur. on St. Joseph Island, were:Vanhorn Byron Mountain Maple Grove St. Joseph Island
Vanhorn E. O. March 19 1901 Grace United St. Joseph Island
Vanhorn Mary E. 1870 1943 Mountain Maple Grove St. Joseph Island
Vanhorn Neil 1868 1951 Mountain Maple Grove St. Joseph Islhusband of Mary E.
Father: Cornelius VAN HORN b: MAR 1806 in Prince Edward County, Ontario
Mother: Anne GREELEY b: 20 NOV 1812 in Pictou, Ont. Canada
Marriage 1 Margaret MACKENZIE b: 13 DEC 1836 in Dumfries, Ontario, Canada
Married: 25 APR 1854 in Hibbert Twp., Perth County, Ontario
Robert VAN HORN b: 1 APR 1855
Cornelius James VAN HORN b: 18 SEP 1856
Jonathan VAN HORN b: 9 DEC 1857
Isabella VAN HORN b: 21 JAN 1860
Barbara Mary Victoria VAN HORN b: 25 APR 1861 in Bruce County, Carrick Twp, Ontario
Edward VAN HORN b: 23 AUG 1862 in Ontario
Daniel VAN HORN b: 1 SEP 1864
William VAN HORN b: 22 SEP 1866
Jane Anne (Jenny) VAN HORN b: 20 NOV 1868 in Teeswater, Ontario
Margaret Ellen VAN HORN b: 11 MAR 1871
Benjamin VAN HORN b: 10 NOV 1873 in Canada
Walter VAN HORN b: 8 SEP 1876
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Author: gerry (van horn) zahariev Date: 25 Oct 2000 3:37 PM GMT
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My grandfather was benjamin van horn, son of edward oscar, son of cornelius. I can't speak for any other lines of the family but you have relatives in michigan and iowa. My sister is well-researched in this area although I don't know if she can go back farther than cornelius. I can put you in touch with her if you'd like. Also, I remember an event when I was young when canadian relatives came looking for my grandfather ben's sister. Apparently she had disappeared from her home and they believed that maybe she was with one of her siblings although that was never the case to the knowledge of my father's family
*___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ OTHER Vanhorn, births, from St. Joseph Island, where, Edward Oscar Vanhorn lived: 3 Vanhorn, Elizabeth Harriet Mabel Edward and Hannah Apr 26,1884
3 Vanhorn, Emily Gertrude Jane Ann Feb 7,
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__________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1881 ST JOSEPH ISLAND CENSUS
These are the 1881 census records for St Joseph Island
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Fam. #Fam. Name Given Name Age Birthplace NationalitReligion Occupation
224 Van Horne E.A. 57 Nova Scotia Dutch Methodist Farmer
224 Van Horne Jane 53 Nova Scotia Irish Methodist Wife
224 Van Horne Robert 26 Nova Scotia Dutch Methodist
224 Van Horne Edward 18 Ontario Dutch Methodist
224 Van Horne Daniel 16 Ontario Dutch Methodist
224 Van Horne William 14 Ontario Dutch Methodist
224 Van Horne J.A. 12 Ontario Dutch Methodist
224 Van Horne M.E. 10 Ontario Dutch Methodist
224 Van Horne Benjamin 8 Ontario Dutch Methodist
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My grandfather was benjamin van horn, son of edward oscar, son of cornelius. I can't speak for any other lines of the family but you have relatives in michigan and iowa. My sister is well-researched in this area although I don't know if she can go back farther than cornelius. I can put you in touch with her if you'd like. Also, I remember an event when I was young when canadian relatives came looking for my grandfather ben's sister. Apparently she had disappeared from her home and they believed that maybe she was with one of her siblings although that was never the case to the knowledge of my father's family.
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48. Edward Osker VAN HORN was born on 13 Mar 1830 in Prince Edward County, Ontario. He appeared on the census in 1881 in St. Joseph Island Township, Div 2 Algoma District.7 Census 1881 St. Joseph Island Township, Div 2 Algoma, listed age 57. Ontario Gen Web He died on 19 Mar 1901 in Hibbert Twp. Perth County, Ontario.
SJHS Document Number 500094 copied to file April/96 Source Sault Star April 24, 1996
Death Notice of Edward Oscar Vanhorn (from paper 1901)
Mr. E. O. Vanhorn
The subject of this sketch was born in Prince Edward County on Mar 13th, 1829. While still young he moved to Ontario, settling in Carrick township where he was one of the first settlers. In 1854 he married Miss Margaret McKenzie. In 1879 he moved to this Island, where he acted as a local minister under the Methodist church. He was the first missionary on the Island and endured many hardships in doing his duty. To attend the meetings of the missionary board he has walked to Sault Ste. Marie. He located a farm on the Mountain and after farming for 8 years left for Dakota, where he remained four years, then removing to Grand View, Iowa, where he lived till last fall, when he returned to the Island. He died on March 19th, aged 72 years and 6 days.
The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Mr. McLeod. Owing to the extrememly bad weather many were kept at home who would gladly have attended the service of their friend. He leaves 9 children to mourn his death.
Submitted by Garry Bishop
He was married to Margaret MCKENZIE on 25 Apr 1854 in Hibbert Twp. Perth County, Ontario. Margaret MCKENZIE was born on 13 Dec 1836 in Dumfries, Ontario. She died on 28 Dec 1876 in Hibbert Twp. Perth County, Ontario. Edward Osker VAN HORN and Margaret MCKENZIE had the following children:
61 i. Robert VAN HORN was born on 1 Apr 1855. He appeared on the census in 1881 in St. Joseph Island Township, Div 2 Algoma District.7 Age. 26. 62 ii. Cornelius J. VAN HORN was born on 18 Sep 1856. 63 iii. Jonathan VAN HORN was born on 9 Dec 1857. 64 iv. Isabala VAN HORN was born on 21 Jan 1860. +65 v. Barbara Mary Victoria VAN HORN. +66 vi. Edward VAN HORN. 67 vii. Daniel VAN HORN was born on 1 Sep 1864. He appeared on the census in 1881 in St. Joseph Island Township, Div 2 Algoma District.7 Age 16. 68 viii. William VAN HORN was born on 22 Sep 1866. He appeared on the census in 1881 in St. Joseph Island Township, Div 2 Algoma District.7 Age 14. +69 ix. Jane Ann VAN HORN. 70 x. Margaret Ellen VAN HORN was born on 11 Mar 1871. She appeared on the census in 1881 in St. Joseph Island Township, Div 2 Algoma District.7 Age 10. Name listed on Census is M.E. Vanhorn. She appeared on the census in 1901 in Allan Township, Algoma District.7 Age 31. Name listed Mary E +71 xi. Benjamin VAN HORN. 72 xii. Walter VAN HORN was born on 8 Sep 1876. He died on 6 Sep 1898.
49. Luke VAN HORN* was born on 5 Nov 1831 in Prince Edward County, Ontario.8 He died in 1899.
He was married to Thressa Ann FOSTER* (daughter of FOSTER) on 15 Jul 1858.9,10 It was Cornelius Van Horne that built the CP Rail, which was a great uncle to this family. Thressa Ann FOSTER* was born on 15 Nov 1842. She died on 15 Apr 1915 in Tekaumaugh, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. Information I have found is as follows:
Thressa A Foster --B Nov 15, 1842 --m May 18, 1858 --d Apr 15, 1915
Source --Garry Bishop File submitted 693062-0101100161748 &693062-0201100054941
Thressa A Foster --m Jan 13, 1859 - Bruce, Ontario - LDS File M585631 - 1030055 - V.3
Luke VAN HORN* and Thressa Ann FOSTER* had the following children:
+73 i. John Foster (Forman) VAN HORN. 74 ii. Leon Foster VAN HORN was born on 15 Jun 1861. He died in St. Joc's Island. 75 iii. Jonah (Jonas) VAN HORN was born on 5 Nov 1863. +76 iv. Milly Anne VAN HORN. +77 v. Cornelius (Neil) VAN HORN. 78 vi. Anna VAN HORN was born in 1870. 79 vii. George VAN HORN was born in Jul 1872.
He appeared on the census in 1901 in Gordon Township, Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario.7 Age 27. Census 1901 Gordon Township, Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island
George went out west on worked on the construction of the CP Rail.
+80 viii. Luke VAN HORN Jr. +81 ix. Peter VAN HORN. +82 x. Benjamin Levi VAN HORN*. +83 xi. William Augustis VAN HORN.
50. Sophia Celesta VAN HORN was born on 8 Sep 1833 in Prince Edward County, Ontario. She was married to John FORMAN on 24 Dec 1857.
51. Prudence VAN HORN was born on 1 May 1835 in Prince Edward County, Ontario. She died in 1873. She was married to Henry SMITH on 8 Aug 1853.
52. Almira Marie VAN HORN was born on 2 Apr 1837 in Prince Edward County, Ontario. She was married to Teptha FORMAN on 24 Dec 1857.
53. George Allen VAN HORN was born on 16 Feb 1839 in Prince Edward County, Ontario. He died on 13 May 1876. He was married to Hanna B. ADLAM.
54. James Alex VAN HORN was born on 21 Jun 1841 in Prince Edward County, Ontario. He was married to Jane SWAN on 1 Jul 1870.
55. Garret VAN HORN was born on 29 Jan 1844 in Prince Edward County, Ontario.11,12 He was married to Anna ADLAM on 24 Sep 1865. Garret VAN HORN and Anna ADLAM had the following children:
+84 i. William VAN HORN.
56. Rebecca Vann VAN HORN was born on 16 Dec 1845 in Prince Edward County, Ontario. She was married to John COLQUHOUN on 2 Nov 1870.
57. William Augustus VAN HORN was born on 26 Sep 1847 in Prince Edward County, Ontario. He was married to Lavinia WREN on 18 Feb 1870.
58. Harriet Catherine VAN HORN was born on 16 Jul 1849 in Prince Edward County, Ontario. She was married to George LAMARSH on 9 Feb 1874.
59. Pheobe VAN HORN was born on 13 May 1854 in Tibury, Ontario. She died on 22 Apr 1918 in Muscatine, Iowa.
She was married to John William STRAUSE (son of John William STRAUSE and Sarah GASS) on 21 May 1878. John William STRAUSE was born on 17 Oct 1838 in Pennsylvania, USA. He died on 6 Jun 1906 in Muscatine, Iowa. Pheobe VAN HORN and John William STRAUSE had the following children:
85 i. Callie STRAUSE was born on 2 Mar 1879 in Essex County, Canada. She died on 3 Dec 1954 in Muscatine, Iowa. +86 ii. John William Charley STRAUSE. 87 iii. Viola Bell STRAUSE was born on 26 Dec 1882 in Louisa County, Iowa. She died on 20 Apr 1979 in Muscatine, Iowa. 88 iv. Vesta Clio STRAUSE was born on 7 Feb 1886 in Louisa County, Iowa. She died on 6 Jun 1955 in Muscatine, Iowa. +89 v. Howard Jesse STRAUSE. 90 vi. Debs Harry STRAUSE was born on 30 Jul 1892 in Louisa County, Iowa. He died on 31 Aug 1952 in Muscatine, Iowa. 91 vii. Sylvia Edna STRAUSE was born on 3 Oct 1896 in Louisa County, Iowa. She died in Feb 1979 in High Ridge, Missouri. 92 viii. Hannah STRAUSE was born on 7 Oct 1898 in Louisa County, Iowa. She died on 2 Oct 1953 in Fort Madison, Iowa.
60. Sarah Eliza VAN HORN was born on 15 May 1855 in Prince Edward County, Ontario. She was married to David LAMARSH on 16 Apr 1877
_____________________________________________________________________________________________ My grandson,s line, is through, Jeptha (which, has been extracted by many as Teptha, but should read Jeptha or Jepthan) Foreman b. March 22,1837, Engl. immig. 1853, first settled, Hibbard, in 1861, lvd, Westminister Twp.London City Middlesex Co.Ont. Can. mar. Dec. 24, 1857, Ont. Can. same day as his bride, Almira Marie nee Vanhorn,s sister (Sophia Celeste nee Vanhorn, mar. John Forman (as extraction sp. his name, although it may have been, Foreman)., Almira Marie nee Vanhorn/FOREMAN, b. April 2,1837, Ont.,Prince Edward County, Can. both her & husb. bur. Oakland, Delaware Cem., Middlesex Co. Ont. Can. Four children, for them, I know of, my grandsons, line of desc. is through their third ch. J.Calvin Foreman (tho, cens. extractions, have mistakenly sp. his name, J.E. Foreman. b. Dec. 19 1872, Ont. Can., d. 1943, Delaware Twp.Middlesex Co.,Ont. Can. bur. same pl. as par. oakland Cem.Delware Twp.,Middlesex Co.Ont. Can. and he mar. Nov.7, 1899 in Middlesex Co.Ont.Can. to the well, researched, Mary jane nee KENNEDY, family. I have a little bit on each branch of the Vanhorns. and have found many, Lamarsh,Forman,Foreman, and Vanhorns, marrying into each others, families. All for now, Nancy