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John Van Orsow

Tina (View posts)
Posted: 2 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Van Orsow, Maas, Donkers
Looking for possible information on a John Van Orsouw (Van Orsow) in Kimberly, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin.
John immigrated from Holland sometime between 1904 and 1907 (reports vary), it is said he worked in the paper mills in Kimberly before moving to Faribault, Rice Co., Minn. He appears on the Rice Co., Minn census for 1910. His stepfather Michael Gillis and family could also be in Kimberly at the same time.
Any infomation or leads would be appreciated. Please email me at bailie@pacifier.com. Thank you, Tina

Re: John Van Orsow

Hans van de Wiel (View posts)
Posted: 17 Mar 2003 1:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
There is a huge "Van Orsouw"-family in Oss, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands, dating back to the 17th century and probably with roots to the place Orsoy in Germany. I need more data to help you like birthday, parents.

Re: John Van Orsow

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 3:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
I stumbled upon your posting while searching "Van Orsow" and noticed you were asking about John Van Orsow. I'm hoping it is the same person you were describing. You might have already got your questions answered considering the posting was from 2001. I have a John Van Orsow within my family tree. Here is some info...again you might already have it...

Name: John Nicholas Van Orsow

Birth: Aug. 26th 1915

Death: Oct. 20 1960

Birthplace: Walcott, Minnesota

Parents: Martin Van Orsow, Nellie Theodora (Donkers) Van Orsow

I also have: WWII Navy Veteran, start of service Aug. 25 1943 - Nov. 2 1945.

Burried at the Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, OR


Siblings: Irene Ernestine Van Orsow (April 28, 1918 in Minnesota - ?).
Joseph Martin Van Orsow (May 31, 1920 in Minnesota - March 22, 1988 in Boring, Oregon).
Theresa Marie Julia (Van Orsow) Stensrud (April 5, 1931 in Minnesota - March 13, 1984 in Hermiston, Oregon of Cancer)...my grandmother I never met.



Is there any more information you would like? I'm hoping this helped some...although it was a long time ago when you posted :)

Lt. V. J. Van Orsow in Pecos, TX 1944

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 1:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
V. J. is pictured in Wings, yearbook of the 44-E class of cadets at Pecos Army Air Field in Pecos, Texas. He is a training officer. I'm not kin but thought this might help someone researching the family.
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