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Jan Griggs (View posts)
Posted: 12 May 2001 10:48PM GMT
Looking for family information related to Peter J. VanAntwerp surname from Illnois or Mary Ann Bancroft of Illnois

Re: VanAntwerp

Dave Nichols (View posts)
Posted: 9 Jan 2004 2:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have the following regarding Peter Van Antwerp of Illinois:

Nebraska STATE GAZETTEER
Business Directory and Farmer list for 1890-1891 Omaha:
J. M. Wolfe & Co., Publishers, 509-510 Paxton Block 1890

Entered according to Act of Congress in the year of 1890, by J. M. Wolfe &
Co, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C.

NEBRASKA STATE GAZETTEER FARMERS DIRECTORY
for 1890-91

OTOE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
VanAntwerp P, Syracuse
VanAntwerp S, Syracuse

http://www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/andreas/otoe/otoe-p20.html...
Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska
OtoeCounty

PETER VAN ANTWERP, P. O. Syracuse, farmer, on 160 acres, Township 7, Range 11, Section 18. Born in Province of Quebec, Canada, August 3, 1837, and moved with his parents to Rochester, N. Y., and remained in that State and engaged in farming until 1859, when they moved to Boone County, Ill., and again engaged in farming until 1867. Then leaving his parents, he moved to Nebraska and took up a homestead of 160 acres on Range 11, Section 18, and has made substantial improvements. He is an extensive dealer in and raiser of stock. He feeds an average of 100 cattle, 500 sheep, 200 hogs, and generally ships direct to market. He married Miss Mary Dodge, of Sycamore, Ill., July 4, 1861. Mrs. V. was born June 17, 1844. They have one son born July 20, 1866; one daughter born May 13, 1875. Mr. V. takes a moderate interest in politics and education.

http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?o...
Pamela Jo Jordan
Entries: 5115 Updated: Thu Nov 1 21:25:11 2001 Contact: LeRoy Van Antwerp
ID: I74397227
Name: Peter VAN ANTWERP
Given Name: Peter
Surname: Van Antwerp
Sex: M
Birth: 1843

Father: Samuel VAN ANTWERP b: 1802 in Dunham, , Quebec, Canada
Mother: Eliza UNKNOWN b: 1810 in , , , Canada

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=nebstatecen188...

Nebraska State Census 1885

Name: Peter VanAntwerp
Age: 47
Birth Place: Canada
Location: Osage Precinct,Otoe,Nebraska
Date: 13 Jun 1885
Enumerator: Derk H. Doeden
Enumeration District: 573
Page: 10
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Race: W
Locality: Midway Borough

Re: VanAntwerp of Illinois

Colleen (View posts)
Posted: 13 Jan 2004 5:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Could you send the information when Peter & his wife died and where they are buried? Also what happend to their children Sherman & Grace. I have information on Peter's brother George Hamilton VanAntwerp if you would like to have it.

Re: VanAntwerp of Illinois

Posted: 14 Jan 2004 1:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Source: Otoe County Pioneers: A Biographical Dictionary by Raymond Dale

"Peter Van Antwerp was born near Montreal, Canada, August 3, 1837, being a son of Samuel and Eliza (Trayer) Van Antwerp. HIs parents were New York people, who after their marriage settled near Montreal. They retruned to New York in 1843. After living two yars near Rochester they moved onto a farm in Erie County, twenty miles east of Buffalo. In 1859 the family moved to Boone County, Illinois, locating near the village of LeRoy. Here Peter Van Antwerp married Mary E. Dodge of LeRoy, July 4, 1861, who was born June 17, 1844. He farmed in Illinois until 1867 and then cam e by team and wagon to Otoe County. He took a homestead of 160 acres, July 19, 1867, in that part of Syracuse Precinct that was afterwards set off as Osage Precinct. There they lived for 38 years. He not only farmed, be fed cattle, sheep and hogs extensively and shippped them to market. As a Republican, Peter Van Antwerp took a prominent part in politics and was elected county commissioner, serving severl years. In the fall of 1892, Peter Van Antwerp bought 36,000 sheep in Colorado wehre he intended to feed them and ship them to market, and he borrowed $40,000.00 to make the purchase. It turned out that the sheep had foot rot and he lost heavely. As a result two quarter sections of his land were sold at sheriff's sale in August 1893 at about half their value, for $4,000.00 each. He had been considered one of the wealthiest farmers in Otoe County. In 1895 he and his wife removed to Colorado where they lived three years. Then they retruned to farm near LeRoy, Illinois. Mr. Van Antwerp died at his home near LeRoy, Illinois, April 10, 1914, at 76 years of age. He was survived by his wife and two children; Frederick S. Van Antwerp, DeRoy, Illinois; and Grace, wife of Thomas A. West, Syracuse, Nebraska. Another son, Charles, died in infancy."

Sources cited following this story include:
U.S. Land Records
Andres, History of Nebraska p. 1243
Syracuse Journal, October 30, 1895, p. 2; May 1, 1914, p. 3
Nebraska City News, April 7, 1893, p. 3; August 6, 1894, p. 2; and May 12, 1914, p. 2

Re: VanAntwerp of Illinois

Posted: 14 Jan 2004 1:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
I forgot to mention that I would live any information you have on George.

Thanks
Dave

Re: VanAntwerp of Illinois

Posted: 22 Feb 2010 1:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
JOHN VANANTWERP AND HIS SON TIMOTHY WERE IN PEORIA COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE 1860 CENSUS. THEY WERE BOTH BORN IN NEW YORK. JOHN ABOUT 1806 AND SON TIMOTHY ABOUT 1844.

DO YOU KNOW OF THIS MAN ?

THANKS,

JUDY WHISLER

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