John William Van Dyke

M, b. 23 July 1943
Relationships
Brother of Evelyn Van Dyke
Brother of Robert Edward Van Dyke
Brother of Walter Carl Van Dyke
John W. Van Dyke, husband of 1st Dianne E. Smith, 2nd Bonnie G. Snow
     John William was born on 23 July 1943, son of Walter Carmen Van Dyke and Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund, at Glen Cove Community Hospital, Glen Cove, Nassau, New York.1 John William Van Dyke lived with his parents, Walter and Astrid, circa 1947, at several different locations. There was the rental on North Street, the house at the corner of 244 Forest Ave. and West 7th Street, Locust Valley.2

     According to an article in a local newspaper, Locust Valley Leader, John was bitten by a dog on the back of his neck. He was playing just near his parents home, on 12 July 1947, at 244 Forest Avenue, Locust Valley, New York.3

     John was in this photograph which was taken circa 1949 outside the back area of the Locust Valley School. (John is in the last row, third from the right.
See picture: Click Here).4 He lived with his parents, Walter and Astrid circa 1951; First, the family moved to 1 Pine Place; then, after their new house was completed, they moved to 32 Preswick Terrace.2 John William Van Dyke, and brother, Walter, lived with their mother, Astrid for a short time starting about July 1957, at 85 Beach Road, Massapequa, New York.2 John William Van Dyke, and brother, Walter, lived with their mother, Astrid for a short time starting about, circa 1959, at 10 Deland Street, East Northport, New York. At this location, is where he enlisted into the Air Force.2

     John enlisted in the U S Air Force on 29 July 1960 at East Northport, Suffolk, New York. He retired from the Air Force in August 1989.5

     John was in this photo which was taken, November 1960. It was taken outside his barracks. Finally, with so much effort applied by the "flight", the barracks received "Honor Flight"
See picture: Click Here at Amarillo Air Force Base, Texas.6

     He was assigned to 49th Tactical Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem, Germany, in January 1961. It was here he was assigned to "Base Flight". There was about 8 T-33's, one C-47 and one L-20. He was "Crew Chief" on T-33A, serial number, 52-9857. The summers were real nice, winters were cold and icy. Yet, the Oktoberfests and Winefests were a experience not to ever forget.7

     After his three year tour in Germany, he was assigned to Dow Air Force Base, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, in January 1964. Travel to Bangor from Long Island, New York in January was not a great choice. John planned a one day trip. As he was entering Maine, they were being slammed with a big snowstorm. The two lanes on I-95 were down to one lane with packed snow. Additionally, about the Waterville area, a Detour was set routing on Rout 201, 100 for a long distance. Finally, late night, arrival to Bangor and Dow Air Force Base..7

     John and Dianne were brought together in this way. This is as it was remembered; created by compiler (John Van Dyke):

It was January 1964, in Bangor, Maine. It was winter and the most snow I have seen in one year in my life. I had just signed in at 75th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Dow Air Force Base. My car was a blue 1963 Volkswagen Sedan. Even though it was a new car, I had a strong desire for a 1957 Ford convertible. A close worker, who lived in Skowhegan, Maine, was on the lookout for this year vehicle. Low and behold, he found a white 1957 Ford convertible "For Sale" at Hartley's in Newport. My decision was easy; I used the VW as a trade and drove off with the convertible!!! The feeling of driving, now, with a car I had wanted, was great. The month was February 1964, the snow on the sides of the roads was about 3 to 4 feet high and the temperature low, 0 to 30 above. Several nights I had seen a blue 1957 Ford convertible driving around Bangor. My problem was it was always going in the opposite direction. By the time I could turn around and try to follow the blue convertible, it disappeared. Finally, one night, both cars were traveling in the same direction. I got Dianne to pull to the side of the road. My line to her was, "Why don't we save some gas money. Since we are both driving around Bangor, if she would join me in my car, one of us could save on gas." She agreed and now we were both driving around in my white convertible in February 1964

     It wasn't too long after convincing Dianne to ride with me, I had driven to Skowhegan to my friend Don Libby's Mom's house. On my way back, while driving between Newport and Bangor on I-95, I blew the engine. Needless to say, if I wanted to see and drive around with Dianne, we were going to have to use her car. Well, that is just what we did.

She was, at that time, a cheap date. I always asked if she would like to go out to get something to eat and all she wanted was some French Fries and a diet Pepsi.7

     John, at age 20, married Dianne Elizabeth Smith 21 Saturday, 9 May 1964, at Fairview Ave, Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.8

     John and Dianne lived after marriage, in a mobile home, in a small park of about five trailers on Cedar Street, Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine. They lived there for about 4 months. John would drive back and forth to Bangor, (Dow Air Force Base). We lived there until about August 1964.9

     John and Dianne lived, circa August 1964 at Division Street, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, As fall was approaching, Rhonda was of age to attend school. We decided it was time to move closer to John's work. Ah, there it was, Utterback's Senior citizen home. No, we didn't live there but in an apartment above a garage in their back yard. You just couldn't imagine how hot it was there. Small windows, no air conditioning and one fan.

Rhonda was registered at the Mary Snow School. Her travel, walking to and from school was about seven blocks, each way.

Some of our favorite things to eat was "Tri-City Pizza". One must realize, pizza, during this period in Bangor, was big, but, mostly made in small shops.

We lived there through the winter of 1964 - 65. When Spring came we went looking for a mobile home. Here we were, new mobile home, living at Tozier's Trailer Park, off the Finson Road, Lot #13.

     John and Dianne lived, circa October 1964 at Finson Road, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. We worked hard getting ready for winter. Skirting around the trailer, heat tape installed on the inlet water line.10

     John and Dianne lived, circa April 1965 at Finson Road, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. Spring, new mobile home, we're living in a small trailer park. Everything was going well. Rhonda had numerous friends to play with. Speaking too soon, Mom gets told Rhonda had dropped her pants (6 years old) while with the boys. John gets home from work and Dianne says we gotta move from here, Rhonda just exposed herself. Things calmed down and we didn't move.7

     John was in this photograph which was taken circa June 1965. It was while he was on an incentive flight somewhere over Maine. The aircraft was a T-33A.11

     John and Dianne lived, circa May 1966 at 3rd Avenue, Floyd, New York. We packed up the babies, driving a 1960 Ford Station Wagon and headed to New York. After a short stay at Griffis Air Force Base, in temporary base housing, (awaiting for the arrival of our new mobile home), we settled in Green Masions Trailer Park. Their daughters, Rhonda and Traci were also traveling and living with them.10

     John received orders to Keflavik, Iceland, circa June 1967. Dianne, and their children, Rhonda and Traci at the time, moved to River Road, Sidney, Maine. No one told us anything was going to be easy. Our trailer we had in New York was moved to Maine. For John, in addition to working on the flight line, he had a parttime job, cleaning work offices at Keflevik..10

     John and Dianne started their travel, with their children, Rhonda and Traci, in May 1968, to California. The start of the trip was great. However, as we got to middle America, then on toward Southwest, we knew what we were missing without air conditioning in the car.. After arrival, we settled in at 316 Texas Avenue, Victorville, California.10

     John and Dianne, with their children, Rhonda, Traci and Karen, were on the road again, in May 1970, destination, Bangor, Maine. John received military orders to Udorn, Thailand. His tour was remote for one year.10

     About June 1971, John and Dianne were traveling again. Their children, Rhonda, Traci and Karen, had Las Vegas in their thoughts. To express the excitement is difficult. After a short stay in temporary lodging, we were assigned residence at 76B Salmon Drive.10

     About November 1975, John and Dianne were back on the road. Their children, Rhonda, Traci and Karen, had Pease Air Force Base, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in thoughts. The weather from Las Vegas was great. However, the first night's stop, Flagstaff, Arizona, became a disaster. Prior to arrival, it snowed 12 inches. The next morning, the temperature was close to ZERO, plus another 12 inches of snow. Our car cooling system was not treated with enough antifreeze. The wakeup and thought of early departure was gone. It was about one o'clock in the afternoon, when the area warmed up and the car thawed were we able to proceed.10

     In December 1978, John received orders to Offutt Air Force Base.This time, we are short one person, Rhonda, now married and starting her new experiences. Now, John, Dianne, Traci and Karen, were preparing for the move to Omaha, Nebraska. It was a difficult decision to make. It was two years prior, we moved into our first home located in the woods of Wells, Maine. The sound of wind whistling through the trees was so relaxing.
Well, John had to provide the answer whether he would accept the assignment within seven days. It took seven days to decide!
So, in our green 1970 Ford Station Wagon, and a 1968 VW Squareback in tow, we headed off. Traveling was good on I-80 until we got to Davenport, Iowa. The weather was freezing rain. It took us all day to travel about 170 miles. We arrived at Omaha, 31 Dec 1978.10

     In 1981, John received orders to Sacramento Air Logistics Center. John, Dianne,Traci and Karen were preparing for the move to Sacramento, Sacramento, California. The travel from Omaha, Nabraska to Sacramento was joyful. Again, we had the 1968 VW Squareback in tow. We stopped at many places along the way. We took Interstate 80 all the way. It took an entire day of driving and we were still in Nebraska. Our travel took us across the salt flats in Utah.
The first town in Nevada, Dianne had to try out the slot machines at a local casino. Then, through Donar Pass and onward to Sacramento.9

     In July 1985, John received orders to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom. Dianne, John, Traci, her newborn Joshua, and Karen, were preparing for the trip back East and on to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom. Traci and Joshua, were with thoughts of starting a new life in the Wells, Maine area. Our departure from JFK International airport was uneventful. The flight departed early evening and arrived at London, Heathrow about 5 A. M. Dianne being a diabetic and needing something to eat, she ordered a "English" breakfast at the airport. On a plate was one fried egg, one English-style sausage, half a tomato, (fried until brown), baked beans, one slice of fried bread (a slice of white bread fried in oil, probably the oil used to cook the bacon). As hungry she was, the look on her face was priceless when the plate was presented!
Next came,"How are we going to get to Fairford. Usually, a sponsor would pick people up at the airport. This didn't happen, we fended for ourselves. Ah, let's take a train. We loaded the baggage and we are traveling, by train, to Swindon. Upon arrival at the Swindon train station, stepping outside with baggage, just in time for Karen to receive "pigeon poop" on her head and baggage.
We then flagged a taxi for the final leg to Fairford. The taxi cab was small, the amount of baggage allot, the driver used rope to hold the baggage to the outside of the vehicle. A sight to see, for sure.9

     John and Dianne were packed up in July 1988 at RAF Fairford, England. Three wonderful years went by fast and we are heading back to Victorville (George Air Force Base), California. Now, John has two years left to complete 30 years service.7

     John, wanting to make the jump from military service to civilian life, circa May 1989. John had sent many job resumes, looking for a future endeavor. Finally, he received an interview request from United Airlines, in San Francisco.7

     John, ended his military service in the Air Force, in July 1989 Shortly after traveling back east, he was boarding a plane in Bangor, heading to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Even though he had spent many (TDY's) temporary duty assignments at Riyadh, this time he will take up residency. John's position was Job Control, directing and controlling maintenance on E-3A and KE-3A aircraft.

     John, Dianne, Walter and Doreen was present for the burial of Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund ashes at sea on 7 July 1990; her remains were returned to the sea. Betty always loved fish and fishing, so she felt fitting to give back to the sea. We traveled on a "fishing rig" out of Freeport, Long Island, New York and her ashes were set free in the East Bay.12

     John and Dianne, in October 1992, purchased a 17 acre, circa. 1850, farm on Greenbush Road, Corinna, Penobscot, Maine. This was a "once in a lifetime" dream for Dianne.

     John left his employment in Saudi Arabia, and now was to be "tested" as a gentleman farmer. The full time work lasted for about three months. Then, it was time to search for a real job. For three months he worked at "Shop N' Save". Then, after searching the "Job Center", he landed a job at the Bangor Air National Guard Base commissary. in June 1995. John retired on 23 April 2005; This became his last work day. His actual retirement was August 2005, and he never looked back.

     He had received an e-mail from Evelyn on 5 January 2006 remembering her younger years.
"I remember my father showing me the house on Perry Avenue. It was a beautiful big old house in good condition. Then, I guess Stephen and Selena moved to the house down from Mountain Avenue - I can't remember the name - was it Locust Avenue. We lived next to the school - they were down the road from us near the water. We were on Oak Place - there were just two houses there - one facing Mountain Avenue and we lived up behind that house. There was a huge barn next to our house and we had great fun playing in there. School was out the front door and across our road through the woods to school. It was a great place to live - we had woods all around us. Out house was big - four bedrooms - we lived there until I was out of eighth grade and then moved to Locust Valley. Bayville was a great place to live and so was Locust Valley. Uncle Arthur lived at the bottom of Mountain Avenue in one of the two beautiful brick cottages at the entrance to Harrison Williams’s estate. It was a huge estate - on the water. He was a chauffeur for Williams. I remember one night when he picked me up in Locust Valley in the Rolls Royce and took me to the movies. What a car that was! I think that Cornelia may have moved to Oyster Bay when Grandpa Steven and Nanny Dyke built their house on Locust Avenue (if that is the name of the street.) This whole ancestry thing is great. I have to try to find more about my mother's side. Talk to you next week. Could you send me your phone number again? Thanks. Love to you both -Eve"
at Bayville, Nassau, New York.13

     On 12 June 2006, Evelyn sent a letter to John . The excitement came when she received the marriage certificate of her mother's parents and the birth certificate of her mother and aunt. She has been trying for quite some time to locate the information. It was a "Red Letter Day" for her. She sent copies of it all to John.14

     John William Van Dyke was a witness when Robert Edward Van Dyke and Betty Fournier had arrived at the suggested meeting place (Oyster Bay Library). Seems Betty had told Bobby she thought it was past time to replace the car battery. Well, it seems the battery was still good. (At least till they got to the library). That's when the "heat" really started. As you can see by looking at the picture, Evelyn was (sort of) hinting to Bobby, maybe the one in the back of the SUV was a better one. In any case, a new battery started the car. in July 2006.15

     John made on a trip to New York for Jamie's (Walter and Doreen's oldest daughter) wedding. The trip also included a nostalgia and genealogy research venture. Many pictures were taken. There were a few pictures that fell in the memorable class. Here are two of those pictures. on 6 July 2006.15

     On 8 August 2006, Evelyn sent a letter to John. Her letter is about her "can't wait" for the cooler weather. Also, she helps define Dad's journal and the names in there.16

John William Van Dyke was the first to discover the death of Dianne on 12 November 2007 at Brewer, Penobscot, Maine; Her remains were cremated on 15 November 2007. They now travel between her children.17

     John, at age 66, married Bonnie Gail Snow at age 61 on 17 October 2009 at Huntington, Suffolk, New York.18

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Last Edited=3 Feb 2017

Family: John William Van Dyke and Dianne Elizabeth Smith

Family: John William Van Dyke and Bonnie Gail Snow

Citations

  1. [S82] Birth Certificate entry, Birth Certificate 418, Information is from Certified Copy (29 Jun 1993).
  2. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, As remembered by compiler, John Van Dyke.
  3. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is from the "Locust Valley Leader" newspaper dated 17 July 1947. It is / was located on page 1.
  4. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, This picture was in possession of the compiler.
  5. [S27] Enlistment, enlistment in the U S Air Force.
  6. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Taken from the compilers collection.
  7. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, by complier.
  8. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number: 2208 Bride Name: Smith Dianne E Bride Town/State: Groom Name: Van Dyke John W Groom Town/State: Date of Marriage: May , 1964.
  9. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Recalled by compiler.
  10. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Family information.
  11. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, This photo was taken by John W. Van Dyke.
  12. [S117] Death Certificate, Entry made on death certificate.
  13. [S23] Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins, "E-Mail Msg.," e-mail to John & Dianne Van Dyke, A "welcome" bit of the past. It is a "priceless" bit of information.
  14. [S60] Not Available, Baptismal Record: This information is from the St. Mary's Church. It was through the efforts of Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins that made this possible., 23 May 2005, St. Mary's Church.
  15. [S28] "Information provided by compiler", Ancestral File, A visit by John to New York July 2006.
  16. [S23] Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins, "E-Mail Msg.," e-mail to John & Dianne Van Dyke, On a phone conversation with Evelyn, she commented about having this documented booklet from Dad. I have requested a copy of the notes for inclusion in this "tree".
  17. [S61] Town Report: City of Brewer, Maine, issued Death Certificate.
  18. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Copies of Marriage paperwork.

Dianne Elizabeth Smith

F, b. 6 October 1942, d. 12 November 2007
Dianne Elizabeth Smith, wife of John W. Van Dyke
     Dianne Elizabeth was born on 6 October 1942 at Meridan, New Haven, Connecticut.1

     Dianne and John were brought together in this way. This is as it was remembered; created by compiler (John Van Dyke):

It was January 1964, in Bangor, Maine. It was winter and the most snow I have seen in one year in my life. I had just signed in at 75th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Dow Air Force Base. My car was a blue 1963 Volkswagen Sedan. Even though it was a new car, I had a strong desire for a 1957 Ford convertible. A close worker, who lived in Skowhegan, Maine, was on the lookout for this year vehicle. Low and behold, he found a white 1957 Ford convertible "For Sale" at Hartley's in Newport. My decision was easy; I used the VW as a trade and drove off with the convertible!!! The feeling of driving, now, with a car I had wanted, was great. The month was February 1964, the snow on the sides of the roads was about 3 to 4 feet high and the temperature low, 0 to 30 above. Several nights I had seen a blue 1957 Ford convertible driving around Bangor. My problem was it was always going in the opposite direction. By the time I could turn around and try to follow the blue convertible, it disappeared. Finally, one night, both cars were traveling in the same direction. I got Dianne to pull to the side of the road. My line to her was, "Why don't we save some gas money. Since we are both driving around Bangor, if she would join me in my car, one of us could save on gas." She agreed and now we were both driving around in my white convertible in February 1964

     It wasn't too long after convincing Dianne to ride with me, I had driven to Skowhegan to my friend Don Libby's Mom's house. On my way back, while driving between Newport and Bangor on I-95, I blew the engine. Needless to say, if I wanted to see and drive around with Dianne, we were going to have to use her car. Well, that is just what we did.

She was, at that time, a cheap date. I always asked if she would like to go out to get something to eat and all she wanted was some French Fries and a diet Pepsi.2

     Dianne, at age 21, married John William Van Dyke 20, son of Walter Carmen Van Dyke and Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund, Saturday, 9 May 1964, at Fairview Ave, Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine.3 As of 9 May 1964, her married name was Van Dyke.4

     John and Dianne lived after marriage, in a mobile home, in a small park of about five trailers on Cedar Street, Dover Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine. They lived there for about 4 months. John would drive back and forth to Bangor, (Dow Air Force Base). We lived there until about August 1964.5

     John and Dianne lived, circa August 1964 at Division Street, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, As fall was approaching, Rhonda was of age to attend school. We decided it was time to move closer to John's work. Ah, there it was, Utterback's Senior citizen home. No, we didn't live there but in an apartment above a garage in their back yard. You just couldn't imagine how hot it was there. Small windows, no air conditioning and one fan.

Rhonda was registered at the Mary Snow School. Her travel, walking to and from school was about seven blocks, each way.

Some of our favorite things to eat was "Tri-City Pizza". One must realize, pizza, during this period in Bangor, was big, but, mostly made in small shops.

We lived there through the winter of 1964 - 65. When Spring came we went looking for a mobile home. Here we were, new mobile home, living at Tozier's Trailer Park, off the Finson Road, Lot #13.

     John and Dianne lived, circa October 1964 at Finson Road, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. We worked hard getting ready for winter. Skirting around the trailer, heat tape installed on the inlet water line.6

     Dianne and John lived, circa April 1965 at Finson Road, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. Spring, new mobile home, we're living in a small trailer park. Everything was going well. Rhonda had numerous friends to play with. Speaking too soon, Mom gets told Rhonda had dropped her pants (6 years old) while with the boys. John gets home from work and Dianne says we gotta move from here, Rhonda just exposed herself. Things calmed down and we didn't move.2

     Dianne and John lived, circa May 1966 at 3rd Avenue, Floyd, New York. We packed up the babies, driving a 1960 Ford Station Wagon and headed to New York. After a short stay at Griffis Air Force Base, in temporary base housing, (awaiting for the arrival of our new mobile home), we settled in Green Masions Trailer Park. Their daughters, Rhonda and Traci were also traveling and living with them.6

     John received orders to Keflavik, Iceland, circa June 1967. Dianne, and their children, Rhonda and Traci at the time, moved to River Road, Sidney, Maine. No one told us anything was going to be easy. Our trailer we had in New York was moved to Maine. For John, in addition to working on the flight line, he had a parttime job, cleaning work offices at Keflevik..6

     Dianne and John started their travel, with their children, Rhonda and Traci, about May 1968, to California. The start of the trip was great. However, as we got to middle America, then on toward Southwest, we knew what we were missing without air conditioning in the car.. After arrival, we settled in at 316 Texas Avenue, Victorville, California.6

     John and Dianne, with their children, Rhonda, Traci and Karen, were on the road again, in May 1970, destination, Bangor, Maine. John received military orders to Udorn, Thailand. His tour was remote for one year.6

     About June 1971, Dianne and John were traveling again. Their children, Rhonda, Traci and Karen, had Las Vegas in thoughts. To express the excitement is difficult. After a short stay in temporary lodging, we were assigned residence at 76B Salmon Drive.6

     About November 1975, Dianne and John were back on the road. Their children, Rhonda, Traci and Karen, had Pease Air Force Base, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in thoughts. The weather from Las Vegas was great. However, the first night's stop, Flagstaff, Arizona, became a disaster. Prior to arrival, it snowed 12 inches. The next morning, the temperature was close to ZERO, plus another 12 inches of snow. Our car cooling system was not treated with enough antifreeze. The wakeup and thought of early departure was gone. It was about one o'clock in the afternoon, when the area warmed up and the car thawed were we able to proceed.6

     In December 1978, John received orders to Offutt Air Force Base.This time, we are short one person, Rhonda, now married and starting her new experiences. Now, John, Dianne, Traci and Karen, were preparing for the move to Omaha, Nebraska. It was a difficult decision to make. It was two years prior, we moved into our first home located in the woods of Wells, Maine. The sound of wind whistling through the trees was so relaxing.
Well, John had to provide the answer whether he would accept the assignment within seven days. It took seven days to decide!
So, in our green 1970 Ford Station Wagon, and a 1968 VW Squareback in tow, we headed off. Traveling was good on I-80 until we got to Davenport, Iowa. The weather was freezing rain. It took us all day to travel about 170 miles. We arrived at Omaha, 31 Dec 1978.6

     In 1981, John received orders to Sacramento Air Logistics Center. John, Dianne,Traci and Karen were preparing for the move to Sacramento, Sacramento, California. The travel from Omaha, Nabraska to Sacramento was joyful. Again, we had the 1968 VW Squareback in tow. We stopped at many places along the way. We took Interstate 80 all the way. It took an entire day of driving and we were still in Nebraska. Our travel took us across the salt flats in Utah.
The first town in Nevada, Dianne had to try out the slot machines at a local casino. Then, through Donar Pass and onward to Sacramento.5

     In July 1985, John received orders to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom. Dianne, John, Traci, her newborn Joshua, and Karen, were preparing for the trip back East and on to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom. Traci and Joshua, were with thoughts of starting a new life in the Wells, Maine area. Our departure from JFK International airport was uneventful. The flight departed early evening and arrived at London, Heathrow about 5 A. M. Dianne being a diabetic and needing something to eat, she ordered a "English" breakfast at the airport. On a plate was one fried egg, one English-style sausage, half a tomato, (fried until brown), baked beans, one slice of fried bread (a slice of white bread fried in oil, probably the oil used to cook the bacon). As hungry she was, the look on her face was priceless when the plate was presented!
Next came,"How are we going to get to Fairford. Usually, a sponsor would pick people up at the airport. This didn't happen, we fended for ourselves. Ah, let's take a train. We loaded the baggage and we are traveling, by train, to Swindon. Upon arrival at the Swindon train station, stepping outside with baggage, just in time for Karen to receive "pigeon poop" on her head and baggage.
We then flagged a taxi for the final leg to Fairford. The taxi cab was small, the amount of baggage allot, the driver used rope to hold the baggage to the outside of the vehicle. A sight to see, for sure.5

     John and John were packed up in July 1988 at RAF Fairford, England. Three wonderful years went by fast and we are heading back to Victorville (George Air Force Base), California. Now, John has two years left to complete 30 years service.2

     John, wanting to make the jump from military service to civilian life, circa May 1989. John had sent many job resumes, looking for a future endeavor. Finally, he received an interview request from United Airlines, in San Francisco.2

     Dianne had created a Will on 5 July 1989 The Will was constructed just prior to her husband John retiring from the Air Force.7

     John, Dianne, Walter and Doreen was present for the final disposition of Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund ashes at sea on 7 July 1990; her remains were returned to the sea. Betty always loved fish and fishing, so she felt fitting to give back to the sea. We traveled on a "fishing rig" out of Freeport, Long Island, New York and her ashes were set free in the East Bay.8

     Dianne and John, in October 1992, purchased a 17 acre, circa. 1850, farm on Greenbush Road, Corinna, Penobscot, Maine. This was a "once in a lifetime" dream for Dianne.

     Dianne Elizabeth Smith died at age 65, on 12 November 2007, at Brewer, Penobscot, Maine. Her remains were cremated on 15 November 2007. They now travel between her children.9

     Dianne's obituary read as follows.10

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Last Edited=9 Mar 2017

Family: Dianne Elizabeth Smith and John William Van Dyke

Citations

  1. [S83] Copy of certificate entry, Birth Certificate None, Copy of birth certificate (31 Dec 2003).
  2. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, by complier.
  3. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number: 2208 Bride Name: Smith Dianne E Bride Town/State: Groom Name: Van Dyke John W Groom Town/State: Date of Marriage: May , 1964.
  4. [S12] Maine State Archives: Certificate Number: 2208
    Bride Name: Smith Dianne E Bride Town/State:
    Groom Name: Van Dyke John W Groom Town/State:
    Date of Marriage: May , 1964.
  5. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Recalled by compiler.
  6. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Family information.
  7. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Original held by husband, John.
  8. [S117] Death Certificate, Entry made on death certificate.
  9. [S61] Town Report: City of Brewer, Maine, issued Death Certificate.
  10. [S352] General Newspaper Items, Clipping from Piscataquis Observer.

Walter Carmen Van Dyke

M, b. 27 July 1906, d. 10 June 1957
Relationships
Father of Evelyn Van Dyke
Father of Robert Edward Van Dyke
Father of John William Van Dyke
Father of Walter Carl Van Dyke
Walter Carmen Van Dyke, husband of 1st Mary Anne Cleary, 2nd Astrid E. Backlund
     Walter Carmen Van Dyke, son of Stephen R. Van Dyke and Selina Seaman, was born on 27 July 1906 at Canarsie, Kings, New York.1,2

     In this photograph, which was taken circa 1920, Walter was was about 14 years old. It appears to be a school picture. The comment of "My Moms writing" on the back was written by Evelyn, refering to Mary Anne..3

     Walter and Willet were in this photograph which was taken circa 1926 at Bayville. It appears they were at the house of Nany Dyke's on Locust Ave. at Bayville, Nassau, New York.3

     Walter, at age 21, married Mary Anne Cleary 21, daughter of Michael Cleary and Mary Jane Loughran, on 4 December 1927.4,5,6 Walter Carmen Van Dyke witnessed the naturalization of Mary Anne Cleary on 12 January 1929 at Mineola, Nassau, New York.6

     Walter and Willet were in this photograph which was taken circa 1931 at Nany Dyke's house. The man with the pipe is "Mr. Bennet" (he lived next door), at Bayville, Nassau, New York, (Evelyn is in the picture with her doll.)3

     Walter and Mary were in this photograph, with Robert Edward Van Dyke and Evelyn Van Dyke, which was taken circa 1935 on a trip with family and friends. Mrs Berry was from Maine and the picture was taken.3

     On 29 October 1939, Walter. It is well worth reading to really feel the impact of his experience. It wasn't easy for him. He had two children to also consider as his world was falling around him.
See Note: Click Here.7

     Walter, (second marriage) married Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund, daughter of Oskar Julius Bäcklund and Lisa Åberg, before 6 April 1942.8

     Walter Carmen Van Dyke and Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund lived circa 1947 at several different locations. There was the rental on North Street, the house at the corner of 244 Forest Ave. and West 7th Street, Locust Valley.9

     Walter was a very good automotive mechanic. His work was very highly praised. People from all over wanted him to do the work on their car. It was at this time a garage owner named George Peterson, turned over the mechanical side of his garage to him. A "Locust Valley Leader" article can be found on the CD. In addition, a recent photograph of the building that was once the garage is on the CD. on 6 February 1947.10

     Walter was starting the process to build his own Service Station. The Oyster Bay "Zoning Board of Appeals" started the review. On 12 August 1948, the Board granted the variance for the garage. On October 7 1948, ground was broken to start building the garage. Unfortunately, shortly after getting the walls started, a storm passed through and brought the walls down. All efforts to continue stopped. on 5 August 1948.11


     Walter and Astrid lived, circa 1951through 1957, at two locations in Glen Cove. First, the family moved to 1 Pine Place; then, after their new house was completed, they moved to 32 Preswick Terrace.9

     On 23 August 1951, Walter Carmen Van Dyke had placed a newspaper announcement, announcing the marriage of his daughter Evelyn to Michael J. Collins. Michael is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Collins of Cove Road, Oyster Bay, New York. Evelyn's attendant was Miss Pearl Kurowski and Michael's brother Patrick was the best man.12

     Walter and Evelyn were in Washington, D.C. The picture was taken in September 1951.3

     Walter was in this photograph at Mike and Evelyn's house which was taken circa 1955 visiting with Evelyn.3

     Walter Carmen Van Dyke died at age 50, on 10 June 1957, at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York.

     Walter Carmen Van Dyke was buried at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, Nassau, New York.13

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Census

     On the 1910 Federal Census, Walter Carmen Van Dyke appeared in Brookville, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents Stephen and Selina.14

     Walter Carmen Van Dyke appeared on the 1915 New York Census in Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents, Stephen and Selina.15

     Walter Carmen Van Dyke appeared on the 1920 Federal Census, enumerated 17 January 1920, the household of his parents, Stephen and Selina of Bayville, at Perry Avenue, Nassau, New York.16

     Walter Carmen Van Dyke appeared on the 1925 New York Census in Bayville, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents, Stephen and Selina. Walter was working as a garage helper.17

     Walter and Mary appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Hicksville, Nassau, New York, enumerated 21 April 1930, Walter was working as a mechanic in what appeared to be a tractor company. It should be noted, Walter's wife was called "May" even though her given name was Mary. Their daughter Evelyn was listed as living with them. There niece, Irene, was also listed as living with them.18

     Walter appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Bayville, Nassau, New York, at 102 Mountain Ave., enumerated 6 April 1940. The census indicated, Walter was renting with a monthly cost of $25.00. He was listed as a widower; his highest level of education was 8th grade. He was working as an automobile mechanic at a garage. The census asks "numbers of hours worked", for the last week of March, 1940. Walter's response was 48 hours. The next questions asked number of weeks worked (52); and total income ($1170.00), in the year 1939.. His children, Evelyn and Robert and Irene Meade, were listed as living with him.Was listed as living with the family. As an item of interest, a dollar in 1940 would equal $16.26 in the year 2012.A $3.50 gallon of milk in 2012 would have cost $.21 cents in 1940.19
Last Edited=24 Apr 2017

Children of Walter Carmen Van Dyke and Mary Anne Cleary

Children of Walter Carmen Van Dyke and Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund

Citations

  1. [S142] Marriage database, online http://germangenealogygroup.com, Birth certificate number 29995.
  2. [S227] Italian Genealogical Group, online http://www.italiangen.org, Certificate #29995.
  3. [S36] Family Photographs , Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins Collection, Pictures supplied by Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins.
  4. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, The marriage date came from a phone conversation with Evelyn on 28 Apr 2006.
  5. [S142] Marriage database, online http://germangenealogygroup.com, Volume 7, certificate A958.
  6. [S185] Office of the County Clerk Naturalization Record, As entered in Citation Detail, Petition Number 6968, Certificate Number 2927570, Mineola, Nassau, New York.
  7. [S23] Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins, "E-Mail Msg.," e-mail to John & Dianne Van Dyke, This is from a treasured selection currently being held by Evelyn. You will understand why, after reading it.
  8. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , This is from petition of Carl Seadale; states her married name.
  9. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, As remembered by compiler, John Van Dyke.
  10. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is about the efforts of George Peterson and how "highly" Walter's work on vehicles was looked upon. It was found on page 6 of the Locust Valley Leader dated 6 Feb 1947.
  11. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, The articles were written in the Locust Valley Leader. The CD has pictures of the articles.
  12. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is from a clipping.
  13. [S293] Walter C. Van Dyke tombstone, Cemetery of the Holy Rood, Photo taken by John Van Dyke, 08 Apr 2008.
  14. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brookville, New York, Sheet 4 A, line 19 thru 25.
  15. [S249] State Census, New York State, , Oyster Bay, New York, Page 24, line 20 thru 28.
  16. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville (Village), Nassau, New York, Sheet 4 B, line 99 & 100, and 5 A, lines 1 thru 7.
  17. [S251] State Census, New York State, , Bayville, New York, Page 13, line 2 thru 8.
  18. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Hicksville, New York, Sheet 12 B, line 94 thru 97.
  19. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville, New York, Sheet 5 A, line 37 thru 40.

Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund1,2

F, b. 7 October 1915, d. 4 July 1990
Relationships
Mother of John William Van Dyke
Mother of Walter Carl Van Dyke
Astrid E. Backlund, 2nd wife of Walter C. Van Dyke
     Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund, daughter of Oskar Julius Bäcklund and Lisa Åberg, was born on 7 October 1915 at 25 Alexander Ave, North Montclair, Essex, New Jersey.3

     Astrid, after the death of her mother, Lisa, lived from 9 October 1918, with her uncle, Nils Ludwig and his wife, Anna Maria.
An extract from Ruth Rawstrom's diary states:
January 07, 1921 - Yes, I went to Moie's Thursday night and stayed over night. Nothing exciting happened. We just had a pleasant evening chat and went to bed about 10:45. Uncle Oscar and Aunt Lisa's (who are both dead) girl Astrid has been living with Moie since September. She used to live with Lud and Moster but now I think Moie and Gotfrid expect to legally adopt her soon.
(According to documents viewed during the probate of Carl Seadale, the adoption never took place.)4

     Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund is in this photograph , which was taken circa 1920.5

     Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund witnessed Wall Street Stock Market crash. on 29 October 1929.

     Astrid and Anna were in this photograph which was taken circa 1930 at New Jersey.5

     Astrid had established a Social Security Number on 20 October 1938. It showed her residence as 15 Rose Avenue, Glen Cove, Nassau, New York. Looking at a copy of the Form SS-5, Astrid reflected her father as Carl William Seadale and mother as Anna B (Becklund) Seadale. This later was in error with the probate of Carl Seadale uncovered her actual parents.6

     Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund was listed as part of the "Notice of Petition for Letters of Administration", probate of the estate of Carl Wilhelm Gottfrid Seadale on 6 March 1942 She also claimed to be a part of the petition. There was a letter written by Karin (Åberg) Erickson, stating her sister, Lisa (Åberg) Backlund, married Mrs. Seadale's brother, (Oskar), and Astrid lived with the Seadale's since she was 4 years old after the death of her parents. She was never legally adopted. Mrs. Seadale always said that what ever they had would be Astrid's when they were gone. The Seadale's thought the world of her. On July 15th, 1942, the petition (item Three), reflected Astrid, continued she had an interest in Carl Seadale's estate. She insisted there was a Will made by Carl. Carl did not have a large list of assets, but dispersal was being delayed while searching for a Will. There was a Nash automobile on which installment payments were due and which petitioners' have been advised have been repossessed and is now owned by said Astrid Van Dyke or her husband. Certain property, consisting of furniture and goods damaged by fire needed to be removed. (It has not been determined he outcome of all this, however, the compiler believes the Nash automobile may have been part of the settlement.)7

     Astrid, married Walter Carmen Van Dyke, son of Stephen R. Van Dyke and Selina Seaman, before 6 April 1942.8 As of before 6 April 1942, her married name was Van Dyke.8

     Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund and Walter Carmen Van Dyke lived circa 1947 at several different locations. There was the rental on North Street, the house at the corner of 244 Forest Ave. and West 7th Street, Locust Valley.9

     Astrid was employed by Republic Aviation during the early 1950's. During an "Open House" Day, John and his Dad visited the facility and saw her drilling rivet holes on inlets for F-84 aircraft. She worked there for approximately three to four years

As a Note: The Thunderjet was a high-performance aircraft. The last in the Thunderjet series, the F-84G, could deploy nuclear weapons and was the first fighter capable of in-flight refueling. The aircraft was used by American forces in Korea, by NATO troops, and by some nonaligned nations, approximately 4,450 Thunderjets were built between 1947 and 1953.
circa 1948.10


     Astrid and Walter lived, circa 1951through 1957, at two locations in Glen Cove. First, the family moved to 1 Pine Place; then, after their new house was completed, they moved to 32 Preswick Terrace.9

     Astrid, after the passing of her husband Walter, lived from about July 1957, at 85 Beach Road, Massapequa, New York.9

     Astrid lived circa 1959 at 10 Deland Street, East Northport, New York.9

     Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund died at age 74, on 4 July 1990, at Brookhaven Hospital, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York. Astrid died from cardiac arrhythmia with congestive heart failure.11 She was cremated and her remains were returned to the sea. Betty always loved fish and fishing, so she felt fitting to give back to the sea. We traveled on a "fishing rig" out of Freeport, Long Island, New York and her ashes were set free in the East Bay on 7 July 1990.12

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Census

     Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Montclair, Essex, New Jersey in the household of her uncle Nils Ludwig Bäcklund and his wife Anna Maria Johnson, With the loss of her parents, her uncle and his wife took Astrid into their family. The census reflects her gender was male (son), however, that is in error. She was 4 3/4 years old at time of census.13

     Carl Wilhelm Gottfrid Seadale and Anna Maria Bäcklund appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Verona, Essex, New Jersey, enumerated 23 April 1930, Carl owned his home valued at $9000.00. He also had a radio in the house. His line of work was a toolmaker.. Their neice, Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund was listed as living with them. The census showed her as a daughter, however, further research uncovered different.14

     

     Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Glen Cove, Nassau, New York in the household of her step father, Carl. The census showed Astrid had completed 8th grade. Additionally, as of April 01, 1935, she was living in the same place, meaning Glen Cove. She was working in a private home, nursing. As an item of interest, a dollar in 1940 would equal $16.26 in the year 2012.A $3.50 gallon of milk in 2012 would have cost $.21 cents in 1940.15
Last Edited=29 Jan 2015

Children of Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund and Walter Carmen Van Dyke

Citations

  1. [S136] "Diary of Ruth Rawstrom,", The diary stated "Astrid's parents (Oscar and Lisa) had passed away and Astrid was having a hard time in school.
  2. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , A letter from Lisa's sister states relationship.
  3. [S140] Vital Records, Birth certificate received after getting info on possible adoption of Astrid (As stamped).
  4. [S207] Shirley Peterson, "E-Mail from Shirley Peterson," e-mail to J. Van Dyke, Various, This gathered information is from Shirley's mother, Ruth's Diary.
  5. [S97] Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund, The compiler feels certain they were living in Verona.
  6. [S7] Social Security Death Index, , Using this as a guide, a Form SS-5 was requested.
  7. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , The compiler visited the Probate court in April 2009.
  8. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , This is from petition of Carl Seadale; states her married name.
  9. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, As remembered by compiler, John Van Dyke.
  10. [S28] "Information provided by compiler", Ancestral File, This information provided by J. Van Dyke.
  11. [S117] Death Certificate, A copy of the death certificate was provided to compiler shortly after her death.
  12. [S117] Death Certificate, Entry made on death certificate.
  13. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Montclair, New Jersey, Sheet 9 B, line 85 thru 89.
  14. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Verona, New Jersey, Sheet 12 B, line 83 thru 85.
  15. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Glen Cove, New York, Sheet 7 B, line 70 and 71.

Garret William Van Couvenhoven1

M, b. before 13 October 1783, d. 27 August 1823
     Garret William Van Couvenhoven, son of William (Gerrit) Van Couvenhoven and Joanna (Johannes) Wyckoff, was born before 13 October 1783.2,1 Garret William Van Couvenhoven was baptized on 13 October 1783 at Flatlands, New York.2

     Garret, married Cornelia Wyckoff at age 18, daughter of Peter (Garret) Wyckoff and Jannetje (Isaac) Denyse, on 24 January 1805.3

     Garret William Van Couvenhoven died on 27 August 1823.1
Last Edited=14 Mar 2017

Family: Garret William Van Couvenhoven and Cornelia Wyckoff

Citations

  1. [S253] FamilySearch, online https://familysearch.org, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SGDV-LHZ : accessed 1 August 2012), entry for Garret (William) /Van Couvenhoven/.
  2. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Garret Van Couvenhoven U S Dutch Reformed Church Records in Flatlands Book 68F P 201.
  3. [S253] FamilySearch, online https://familysearch.org, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SGDV-LH9 : accessed 1 August 2012), entry for Cornelia (Peter) /Wyckoff/.

Elias Hubbard Ryder1

M, b. 5 August 1796, d. 12 March 1875
Relationships
1st cousin 5 times removed of Evelyn Van Dyke
1st cousin 5 times removed of Robert Edward Van Dyke
1st cousin 5 times removed of John William Van Dyke
1st cousin 5 times removed of Walter Carl Van Dyke
Elias H. Ryder, husband of Ann Stillwell
     Elias Hubbard Ryder, son of Bernardus Jacobussen Ryder and Femmetje Isaacsen Denyse, was born on 5 August 1796 at Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, Kings, New York.1

     Elias, at age 25, married Ann Stillwell at age 18 on 5 January 1822.1

     Elias Hubbard Ryder died at age 78, on 12 March 1875, at Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, Kings, New York.1,2

     Elias Hubbard Ryder was buried at Gravesend Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York.1
Last Edited=24 Apr 2017

Children of Elias Hubbard Ryder and Ann Stillwell

Citations

  1. [S171] Find A Grave web site, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 89861408.
  2. [S362] Kings County Genealogical Club, Kings County Genealogical Club collections 1882, Page 37.
  3. [S171] Find A Grave web site, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 89992148.
  4. [S171] Find A Grave web site, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 76772493.

Kristin Agnes Sjödahl1,2

F, b. 1879
     Kristin Agnes Sjödahl, daughter of Karl Henrik Sjödahl and Botilda Olsson, was born in 1879.1
Last Edited=7 May 2009

Citations

  1. [S43] Various Respondents, "Sweden e-mail address," e-mail to Compiler, Ingemar Henriksson. <e-mail address>
  2. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , Petition for Administration, death of Carl, her brother.

Lawrence Bernardus Ryder1

M, b. 9 June 1786, d. 24 March 1870
Relationships
1st cousin 5 times removed of Evelyn Van Dyke
1st cousin 5 times removed of Robert Edward Van Dyke
1st cousin 5 times removed of John William Van Dyke
1st cousin 5 times removed of Walter Carl Van Dyke
Lawrence B. Ryder, husband of Aletta __________
     Lawrence Bernardus Ryder, son of Bernardus Jacobussen Ryder and Femmetje Isaacsen Denyse, was born on 9 June 1786 at Gravesend, Kings, New York.1,2

     Lawrence, married Aletta Van Siclen circa 1824.3

     Lawrence Bernardus Ryder died at age 83, on 24 March 1870, at Flatlands, Kings, New York. Lawrence's cause of death was listed as general debility.4,5

     Lawrence Bernardus Ryder was buried at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York.5

Census

     Lawrence and Aletta appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York, enumerated 28 September 1850. Lawrence was working as a farmer. Their children, John L., Alletta and Bernardus were listed as living with them.6

     Lawrence and Aletta appeared on the 1855 New York Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York, enumerated June 1855. Lawrence was working as a farmer. Their son, John and his wife were living next door. Their children, Alletta and Bernardus were listed as living with them.7

     Lawrence and Aletta appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York, enumerated 29 June 1860.. Lawrence was listed as a farmer. His real estate valued at $10,000 and personal property at $2000.00. They had a James Green, age 65, a farm laborer in the home. Their children, Alletta and Bernardus were listed as living with them.8

     Lawrence and Aletta appeared on the 1865 New York Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York, enumerated 9 June 1865. Lawrence was living in a frame home. His real estate valued at $500.00. It appears they were next door to their son, John's residence..9
Last Edited=24 Apr 2017

Children of Lawrence Bernardus Ryder and Aletta Van Siclen

Citations

  1. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015
    Name: Lawrance Ryder Gender: Male Birth Date: jun 1786 Birth Place: Gravesend, Kings County, Long Island, New York Father: Bernardus Jacobussen Ryder Mother: Femmetje Isaacsen Denyse.
  2. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Inscribed in headstone.
  3. [S171] Find A Grave web site, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 58357759.
  4. [S237] 1870 Mortality Schedule, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, New York, Page 1, line 2.
  5. [S171] Find A Grave web site, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 58357758.
  6. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, New York, Marked 15, line 12 thru 16.
  7. [S367] 1855 New York State Census, Provo, Utah, Flatlands, New York, UnMarked, line 1 thru 4.
  8. [S85] 1860 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, New York, Page 37, line 14 thru 18.
  9. [S370] State Census, New York State, , Flatlands, New York, Page 10 (not marked), line 40 and 41.
  10. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Information inscribed on headstone.
  11. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Flatlands, New York, Marked 15, line 15.
  12. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Flatlands, New York, Marked 15, line 16.

Anna Eufemia Sjödahl1,2

F, b. 1877
     Anna Eufemia Sjödahl, daughter of Karl Henrik Sjödahl and Botilda Olsson, was born in 1877.1

     Anna Eufemia Sjödahl was listed as part of the "Notice of Petition for Letters of Administration", probate of the estate of Carl Wilhelm Gottfrid Seadale on 6 March 1942.3
Last Edited=7 May 2009

Citations

  1. [S43] Various Respondents, "Sweden e-mail address," e-mail to Compiler, Ingemar Henriksson. <e-mail address>
  2. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , Petition for Administration, death of Carl, his brother.
  3. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , The compiler visited the Probate court in April 2009.

Elin Elisabeth Sjödahl1,2

F, b. 1881
     Elin Elisabeth Sjödahl, daughter of Karl Henrik Sjödahl and Botilda Olsson, was born in 1881.1

     Elin Elisabeth Sjödahl was listed as part of the "Notice of Petition for Letters of Administration", probate of the estate of Carl Wilhelm Gottfrid Seadale on 6 March 1942 She was listed as living at Upper Montclair, New Jersey.3
Last Edited=4 Mar 2010

Citations

  1. [S43] Various Respondents, "Sweden e-mail address," e-mail to Compiler, Ingemar Henriksson. <e-mail address>
  2. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , Petition for Administration, death of Carl, her brother.
  3. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , The compiler visited the Probate court in April 2009.

Maria Theresia Sjödahl1,2

F, b. 1884
     Maria Theresia Sjödahl, daughter of Karl Henrik Sjödahl and Botilda Olsson, was born in 1884.1

     Maria Theresia Sjödahl was listed as part of the "Notice of Petition for Letters of Administration", probate of the estate of Carl Wilhelm Gottfrid Seadale on 6 March 1942 She was listed as living at Oskarstrom, Sweden.3
Last Edited=7 May 2009

Citations

  1. [S43] Various Respondents, "Sweden e-mail address," e-mail to Compiler, Ingemar Henriksson. <e-mail address>
  2. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , Petition for Administration, death of Carl, her brother.
  3. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , The compiler visited the Probate court in April 2009.

Ally (Alice) Hildur Sjödahl1,2

F, b. 1885
     Ally (Alice) Hildur Sjödahl, daughter of Karl Henrik Sjödahl and Botilda Olsson, was born in 1885.1

     Ally (Alice) Hildur Sjödahl was listed as part of the "Notice of Petition for Letters of Administration", probate of the estate of Carl Wilhelm Gottfrid Seadale on 6 March 1942 She was listed as living at Torup, Sweden.3
Last Edited=7 May 2009

Citations

  1. [S43] Various Respondents, "Sweden e-mail address," e-mail to Compiler, Ingemar Henriksson. <e-mail address>
  2. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , Petition for Administration, death of Carl, her brother.
  3. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , The compiler visited the Probate court in April 2009.

Engeltje Bernardus Ryder1

F, b. 1 February 1778
Relationships
1st cousin 5 times removed of Evelyn Van Dyke
1st cousin 5 times removed of Robert Edward Van Dyke
1st cousin 5 times removed of John William Van Dyke
1st cousin 5 times removed of Walter Carl Van Dyke
     Engeltje Bernardus Ryder was baptized on 1 February 1778 at Flatlands, Kings, New York.2,1
Last Edited=14 Mar 2017

Citations

  1. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015
    Name: Engeltje Ryder Gender: Female Birth Date: feb 1778 Birth Place: Gravesend, Kings County, Long Island, New York.
  2. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Engeltje Ryder U S Dutch Reformed Church Records in Flatlands Book 68F 1778 P 191.

Walter Carl Van Dyke

M, b. 10 January 1955
Relationships
Brother of Evelyn Van Dyke
Brother of Robert Edward Van Dyke
Brother of John William Van Dyke
Walter Carl Van Dyke, husband of Doreen E. Maniachi
     Walter Carl Van Dyke, son of Walter Carmen Van Dyke and Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund, was born on 10 January 1955, son of Walter Carmen Van Dyke and Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund, at Glen Cove, Nassau, New York. Walter Carl Van Dyke, and brother, John, lived with their mother, Astrid for a short time starting about July 1957, at 85 Beach Road, Massapequa, New York.1 Walter Carl Van Dyke, and brother, John, lived with their mother, Astrid for a short time starting about, circa 1959, at 10 Deland Street, East Northport, New York.1

     Walter, at age 22, married Doreen Elizabeth Maniachi at age 20 on 17 September 1977 at Patchogue, Suffolk, New York.2

     John, Dianne, Walter and Doreen was present for the burial of Astrid Elizabeth Bäcklund ashes at sea on 7 July 1990; her remains were returned to the sea. Betty always loved fish and fishing, so she felt fitting to give back to the sea. We traveled on a "fishing rig" out of Freeport, Long Island, New York and her ashes were set free in the East Bay.3

     Walter was caught at the Dallas' Snack Bar in Harrington, Maine. Witnesses believe he ordered a lot of food. It included "fried bread dough"!! On 28 August 2005.

     Walter Carl Van Dyke was a on hand when Robert Edward Van Dyke and Betty Fournier had arrived at the suggested meeting place (Oyster Bay Library). Seems Betty had told Bobby she thought it was past time to replace the car battery. Well, it seems the battery was still good. (At least till they got to the library). That's when the "heat" really started. As you can see by looking at the picture, Evelyn was (sort of) hinting to Bobby, maybe the one in the back of the SUV was a better one. In any case, a new battery started the car. in July 2006.4 John was on a trip to New York for Jamie's (Walter and Doreen's oldest daughter) wedding. The trip also included a nostalgia and genealogy research venture. Many pictures were taken. There were a few pictures that fell in the memorable class. Here are two of those pictures. on 6 July 2006.4
Last Edited=8 Sep 2015

Children of Walter Carl Van Dyke and Doreen Elizabeth Maniachi

Citations

  1. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, As remembered by compiler, John Van Dyke.
  2. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, The wedding invatation is the source.
  3. [S117] Death Certificate, Entry made on death certificate.
  4. [S28] "Information provided by compiler", Ancestral File, A visit by John to New York July 2006.

Stephen R. Van Dyke

M, b. 4 March 1870, d. 12 April 1955
Relationships
Grandfather of Evelyn Van Dyke
Grandfather of Robert Edward Van Dyke
Grandfather of John William Van Dyke
Grandfather of Walter Carl Van Dyke
Stephen R. Van Dyke, husband of Selina Seaman
     Stephen R. Van Dyke, son of Albert P. Van Dyke and Charity Denice, was born on 4 March 1870 at Flatlands, Kings, New York.1,2

     Stephen, at age 26, married Selina Seaman at age 16, daughter of Stephen Eldert Seaman and Cornelia Ann Denton, on 4 March 1896 at Canarsie, Kings, New York.3,4,5
     Stephen R. Van Dyke had a way about himself. Stephen's "...method of disipline seems sever today. His son told of him hanging the boys by their thumbs in a barn. His oldest son at age 16 was doing some work with a team of horses. Evidently,he wasn't doing it to suit his father. Steven ran and got a bullwhip. As he started to use it on son, Lester, standing 6 foot and 3 inches, grabbed the bullwhip and left home. But his son loved his father. One time when drunk, his brother-in-law was beating up on him (Stephen) as Stephen was not a large man, young Lester jumped off the wagon and knocked Charley flat. Uncle never
bothered Steven after that. As he grew older, I remember him as a little old fellow that was dependent on his wife. Steven was a farmer, a gravedigger and a clam digger. He lived to age 84." This took place between 1900 and 1930.6

     As part of a list of heirs and next of kin, Stephen R. Van Dyke, residing at Canarsie, Brooklyn, New York, was listed as part of the "Notice of Petition for Letters of Administration", probate of the estate of John R. Denice after 27 January 1908.7

     Stephen R. Van Dyke was soon to be witness to the fate of a large ocean liner.

The RMS Titanic was a British registered four funnelled ocean liner built for the transatlantic passenger and mail service between Southampton and New York. Constructed at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland Titanic was, on her maiden voyage, the largest vessel afloat. On April 10th 1912 the Titanic sailed from Southampton with 2,200 passengers and crew. The RMS Titanic's original wireless transmissions, began at 11:55 PM Newfoundland Standard Time [1 1/2 hrs. later than EST, 3 1/2 hrs earlier than Greenwich]. Prior to that time, 8 iceberg warnings were given. Mr. Frederick Fleet was the deck crew member as "Lookout". Shortly after he sighted an iceberg the Titanic collided and started to sink sank. Three hours later, 1500 people died and 700 survived.
Ellen was unaware of the upcoming, following day news, letting the world to know, of the sinking. For most people, the news really wouldn't travel fast, due to the lack of radios in family homes., on 14 April 1912.8

     Stephen R. Van Dyke would be relaxing in the dining room area, cleaning his pipe and preparing to repack it with "Half and Half” tobacco. The smell of the tobacco burning is a memorable one. Something "one" never forgets. circa 1950 at Bayville, Nassau, New York.9

     Stephen R. Van Dyke died at age 85, on 12 April 1955, at Nassau, New York. He was buried at Canarsie Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York.10,11

Census

     Stephen appeared on the 1892 New York Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York, enumerated 18 February 1892. Stephen was working as a farmer..12

     Stephen and Selina appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings, New York, enumerated 11 June 1900, renting a home. They were living close by to Stephen's second cousin, Albert Nicholas Van Dyke and his wife Hattie.. Their children, Lester Rushmore and Charles Edward were listed as living with them.13

     Stephen and Selina appeared on the 1910 Federal Census in Brookville, New York, enumerated 20 April 1910, his line of work was listed as teamster. They were renting a place at this time. Their children, Lester Rushmore, Charles Edward, Wesley R., Willet Raynor and Walter Carmen were listed as living with them.14

     Stephen and Selina appeared on the 1915 New York Census of Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, at Brookville Road, enumerated 1 June 1915. Stephen was working as a cemetery caretaker. Their children, Lester Rushmore, Charles Edward, Wesley R., Walter Carmen, Willet Raynor, Madeline and Arthur Lincoln were listed as living with them.15

     Stephen and Selina appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Bayville, Nassau, New York, at Perry Avenue, enumerated 17 January 1920 He was a laborer on a duck farm. The family were renting a home on Perry Avenue. If you look up a bit on the census, you'll see that Selina's Mom Cornelia( Denton) Seaman was living close by. Their children Lester Rushmore, Charles Edward, Wesley R., Willet Raynor, Arthur Lincoln, Madeline and Walter Carmen were listed as living with them.16

     Stephen and Selina appeared on the 1925 New York Census of Bayville, Nassau, New York, at Locust Avenue, enumerated 1 June 1925. Stephen was working as a laborer. Their children, Willet Raynor, Walter Carmen, Charles Edward, Arthur Lincoln and Madeline were listed as living with them.17

     Stephen and Selina appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Bayville, Nassau, New York, at Locust Avenue, enumerated 17 April 1930, he showed he owned his own home and they did have a radio. He worked as a gardener at a private estate. His real estate was valued at $4000.00. Their children, Charles Edward, Arthur Lincoln and Madeline were listed as living with them.18

     Stephen R. Van Dyke and Selina Seaman appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Bayville, Nassau, New York, enumerated 10 April 1940. Stephen was listed as doing bay work, clam digging, and fish bait. According to the census, he owned his home, highest education, 8th grade. Selina completed the 7th grade. Their daughter, Madeline, and her son, Stephen Wesley, were listed as living with them. As an item of interest, a dollar in 1940 would equal $16.26 in the year 2012.A $3.50 gallon of milk in 2012 would have cost $.21 cents in 1940.19
Last Edited=23 Apr 2017

Children of Stephen R. Van Dyke and Selina Seaman

Citations

  1. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sheet 22, line 47.
  2. [S235] Jeanne Van Dyke Pita, "E-mails fromJeanne Van Dyke Pita," e-mail to J. Van Dyke , Starting January 12, 2011 , Provided a copy of several pages from Bible of Charity Van Dyke.
  3. [S24] Betty Jo Van Dyke, "The Van Dykes", The date of marriage was established by Betty Jo Van Dyke. It should be noted, the 1930 Federal Census indicated Selina was 17 years old when she got married.
  4. [S72] German Genealogy Group, online http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/otherdb.stm, This was found on 04 March 2007, Certificate # 1000.
  5. [S114] New York, Department of Records and Information Services: This "certified" copy was provided by The City of New York, Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, New York.
  6. [S9] Interview, Betty Jo Van Dyke, Stephen Van Dyke born 4 Mar 1870, Canarsie, NY, married 4 Mar 1896, in Canarsie, NY, Selina Seaman, born 4 May 1873, died 30 Oct 1953, Bayville, NY. Stephen died 12 Apr 1955, Bayville, NY. Stephen's "...method of disipline seems sever today. His son told of him hanging the boys by their thumbs in a barn. His oldest son at age 16 was doing some work with a team of horses. Evidently
    he wasn't doing it to suit his father. Steven ran and got a bullwhip. As he started to use it on son, Lester, standing 6 foot and 3 inches, grabbed the bullwhip and left home. But his son loved his father. One time when drunk, his brother-in-law was beating up on him (Stephen) as Stephen was not a large man, young Lester jumped off the wagon and knocked Charley flat. Uncle never
    bothered Steven after that. As he grew older, I remember him as a little old fellow that was dependent on his wife. Steven was a farmer, a gravedigger and a clam digger. He lived to age 84."
  7. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Information is from Court Probate.
  8. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Some information taken from http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/ Titanic web site.
  9. [S9] Interview, Betty Jo Van Dyke, In this case, Evelyn Bobby and John Van Dyke remember this quite well.
  10. [S101] Letter, Sheryl O'Neal to John W. Van Dyke, 19 Sep 2006, This information is from the Canarsie Cemetery records., According to Canarsie cemetery records, the plot was purchased by Willert, living at 750 Taft Street, North Bellmore, New York, The plot was purchased by September 10, 1906.
  11. [S256] Stephen R. Van Dyke tombstone, Canarsie Cemetery.
  12. [S250] State Census, New York State, , Flatlands, New York, Page 6, line 4.
  13. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Sheet 22A, line 47 thru 50.
  14. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brookville, New York, Sheet 4 A, line 19 thru 25.
  15. [S249] State Census, New York State, , Oyster Bay, New York, Page 24, line 20 thru 28.
  16. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville (Village), Nassau, New York, Sheet 4 B, line 99 & 100, and 5 A, lines 1 thru 7.
  17. [S251] State Census, New York State, , Bayville, New York, Page 13, line 2 thru 8.
  18. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville Village, New York, Sheet 9 B, line 59 thru 63.
  19. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville, New York, Sheet 7 A, line 5 thru 8.
  20. [S24] Betty Jo Van Dyke, "The Van Dykes", The date of birth was established by Betty Jo Van Dyke.
  21. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001-. Indexed by Ancestry.com from microfilmed schedules of the 1920 U.S. Federal Decennial Census.1920 United States Federal Census. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001. Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. 1920 Federal Population Census. T625, 2,076 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, ED , roll , page , image 273.
  22. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville (Village), Nassau, New York, Sheet 5 A, line 6.
  23. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville (Village), Nassau, New York, Sheet 5 A, line 7.

Selina Seaman1

F, b. 4 May 1879, d. 30 October 1953
Relationships
Grandmother of Evelyn Van Dyke
Grandmother of Robert Edward Van Dyke
Grandmother of John William Van Dyke
Grandmother of Walter Carl Van Dyke
Selina Seaman, wife of Stephen R. Van Dyke
     Selina Seaman, daughter of Stephen Eldert Seaman and Cornelia Ann Denton, was born on 4 May 1879 at Canarsie, Kings, New York.2,3

     Selina, at age 16, married Stephen R. Van Dyke at age 26, son of Albert P. Van Dyke and Charity Denice, on 4 March 1896 at Canarsie, Kings, New York.4,5,6 As of 4 March 1896, her married name was Van Dyke.4,7,8

     Selina Van Dyke was soon to be witness to the fate of a large ocean liner.

The RMS Titanic was a British registered four funnelled ocean liner built for the transatlantic passenger and mail service between Southampton and New York. Constructed at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland Titanic was, on her maiden voyage, the largest vessel afloat. On April 10th 1912 the Titanic sailed from Southampton with 2,200 passengers and crew. The RMS Titanic's original wireless transmissions, began at 11:55 PM Newfoundland Standard Time [1 1/2 hrs. later than EST, 3 1/2 hrs earlier than Greenwich]. Prior to that time, 8 iceberg warnings were given. Mr. Frederick Fleet was the deck crew member as "Lookout". Shortly after he sighted an iceberg the Titanic collided and started to sink sank. Three hours later, 1500 people died and 700 survived.
Ellen was unaware of the upcoming, following day news, letting the world to know, of the sinking. For most people, the news really wouldn't travel fast, due to the lack of radios in family homes., on 14 April 1912.9

     Selina and Evelyn were in this photograph which was taken circa 1931. On the back of the original picture it says," Locust Ave., Nany Dyke. Evelyn and her doll 3 years old." Considering the time when this picture was taken, it i very possible that the person standing to the right of the car on the right was Madeline at Bayville, Nassau, New York.10

     Selina Seaman died at age 74, on 30 October 1953, at Bayville, Nassau, New York.

     Selina Seaman was buried at Canarsie Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York.11,12

     The entry in the Locust Valley Leader, 5 November 1953 for Selina's obituary read as follows:
"SERVICES FOR MRS. VAN DYKE Services were held on Sunday night at the DeVine and Beney Funeral Home in Oyster Bay for Mrs. Salina VanDyke of 25 Locust avenue, Bayville. Mrs. VanDyke passed away at the North Country Community Hospital on Friday, October 30, at the age of 74.
The American Legion Auxiliary held a service at the DeVine and Beney Home on Sunday evening. The religious service followed at 8:00 P. M. with the Reverend Charles Coker of the Oyster Bay Methodist Church officiating. Interment was at the Canarsie Cemetery in Brooklyn at 3:00 P. M. on Monday.
Mrs. VanDyke is survived by her husband, Stephen, six sons, Lester, Charles, Wesley, Walter, Willet and Arthur, one daughter, Mrs. Madeline Gade and fourteen grandchildren.13

Census

     Selina Seaman appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Canarsie, Kings, New York in the household of her parents, Stephen Eldert Seaman and Cornelia. Her name at the time was "Caroline."14

     Selina Seaman appeared on the 1892 New York Census in Flatlands, Kings, New York in the household of her parents, Stephen and Cornelia.15

     Selina and Stephen appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings, New York, enumerated 11 June 1900, renting a home. They were living close by to Stephen's second cousin, Albert Nicholas Van Dyke and his wife Hattie.. Their children, Lester Rushmore and Charles Edward were listed as living with them.16

     Selina and Stephen appeared on the 1925 New York Census of Brooklyn, Kings, New York, enumerated 1 June 1905. Stephen was working as an "ice man". Delivering ice to residents for their ice box. Their children, Lester Rushmore, Charles Edward and Wesley R. were listed as living with them.17

     Selina and Stephen appeared on the 1910 Federal Census in Brookville, New York, enumerated 20 April 1910, his line of work was listed as teamster. They were renting a place at this time. Their children, Lester Rushmore, Charles Edward, Wesley R., Willet Raynor and Walter Carmen were listed as living with them.18

     Selina and Stephen appeared on the 1915 New York Census of Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, at Brookville Road, enumerated 1 June 1915. Stephen was working as a cemetery caretaker. Their children, Lester Rushmore, Charles Edward, Wesley R., Walter Carmen, Willet Raynor, Madeline and Arthur Lincoln were listed as living with them.19

     Selina and Stephen appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Bayville, Nassau, New York, at Perry Avenue, enumerated 17 January 1920 He was a laborer on a duck farm. The family were renting a home on Perry Avenue. If you look up a bit on the census, you'll see that Selina's Mom Cornelia( Denton) Seaman was living close by. Their children Lester Rushmore, Charles Edward, Wesley R., Willet Raynor, Arthur Lincoln, Madeline and Walter Carmen were listed as living with them.20

     Selina and Stephen appeared on the 1925 New York Census of Bayville, Nassau, New York, at Locust Avenue, enumerated 1 June 1925. Stephen was working as a laborer. Their children, Willet Raynor, Walter Carmen, Charles Edward, Arthur Lincoln and Madeline were listed as living with them.21

     Selina and Stephen appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Bayville, Nassau, New York, at Locust Avenue, enumerated 17 April 1930, he showed he owned his own home and they did have a radio. He worked as a gardener at a private estate. His real estate was valued at $4000.00. Their children, Charles Edward, Arthur Lincoln and Madeline were listed as living with them.22

     Stephen R. Van Dyke and Selina Seaman appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Bayville, Nassau, New York, enumerated 10 April 1940. Stephen was listed as doing bay work, clam digging, and fish bait. According to the census, he owned his home, highest education, 8th grade. Selina completed the 7th grade. Their daughter, Madeline, and her son, Stephen Wesley, were listed as living with them. As an item of interest, a dollar in 1940 would equal $16.26 in the year 2012.A $3.50 gallon of milk in 2012 would have cost $.21 cents in 1940.23
Last Edited=23 Apr 2017

Children of Selina Seaman and Stephen R. Van Dyke

Citations

  1. [S3] 1880 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, The 1880 census show Selina. However, her name is listed as Caroline.
  2. [S24] Betty Jo Van Dyke, "The Van Dykes", The date of birth established by Betty Jo Van Dyke may be in error.
  3. [S3] 1880 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, This census shows a Caroline with Stephen and Cornelia Seaman. She, on the 1900 and 1910 census shows her birth year of 1879.
  4. [S24] Betty Jo Van Dyke, "The Van Dykes", The date of marriage was established by Betty Jo Van Dyke. It should be noted, the 1930 Federal Census indicated Selina was 17 years old when she got married.
  5. [S72] German Genealogy Group, online http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/otherdb.stm, This was found on 04 March 2007, Certificate # 1000.
  6. [S114] New York, Department of Records and Information Services: This "certified" copy was provided by The City of New York, Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, New York.
  7. [S72] German Genealogy Group, online http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/otherdb.stm, Certificate # 1000.
  8. [S114] New York, Department of Records and Information Services: This "certified" copy was provided by The City of New York, Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, New York.
  9. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Some information taken from http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/ Titanic web site.
  10. [S36] Family Photographs , Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins Collection, Pictures supplied by Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins.
  11. [S101] Letter, Sheryl O'Neal to John W. Van Dyke, 19 Sep 2006, This information is from the Canarsie Cemetery records., According to Canarsie cemetery records, the plot was purchased by Willert, living at 750 Taft Street, North Bellmore, New York, The plot was purchased by September 10, 1906.
  12. [S256] Selina Seaman tombstone, Canarsie Cemetery.
  13. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is from the "Locust Valley Leader" newspaper dated 5 November 1953. It is/was located on page 5.
  14. [S3] 1880 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Canarsie, New York, Page 24, line 31 thru 33. The census shows Selina, however, her name is listed as Caroline.
  15. [S250] State Census, New York State, , Flatlands, New York, Page 10, line 18 thru 25.
  16. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Sheet 22A, line 47 thru 50.
  17. [S365] State Census, New York State, , Brooklyn, New York, Page 32, line 27 thru 31.
  18. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brookville, New York, Sheet 4 A, line 19 thru 25.
  19. [S249] State Census, New York State, , Oyster Bay, New York, Page 24, line 20 thru 28.
  20. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville (Village), Nassau, New York, Sheet 4 B, line 99 & 100, and 5 A, lines 1 thru 7.
  21. [S251] State Census, New York State, , Bayville, New York, Page 13, line 2 thru 8.
  22. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville Village, New York, Sheet 9 B, line 59 thru 63.
  23. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville, New York, Sheet 7 A, line 5 thru 8.
  24. [S24] Betty Jo Van Dyke, "The Van Dykes", The date of birth was established by Betty Jo Van Dyke.
  25. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001-. Indexed by Ancestry.com from microfilmed schedules of the 1920 U.S. Federal Decennial Census.1920 United States Federal Census. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001. Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. 1920 Federal Population Census. T625, 2,076 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, ED , roll , page , image 273.
  26. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville (Village), Nassau, New York, Sheet 5 A, line 6.
  27. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville (Village), Nassau, New York, Sheet 5 A, line 7.

Lester Rushmore Van Dyke

M, b. 5 September 1897, d. 7 September 1959
Lester Rushmore Van Dyke, husband of 1st Gertrude C. Walling, 2nd Thelma ________
     Lester Rushmore Van Dyke, son of Stephen R. Van Dyke and Selina Seaman, was born on 5 September 1897 at Canarsie, Kings, New York.1,2,3

     With no end in sight for World War I, the United States instituted it's third and final registration. It included all men who were between the ages of 18 and 21, and 31 to 45 years of age. This added younger men than the previous registrations, those who were born between September 12, 1897 and September 12, 1900; and added an older group of men, born between September 12, 1873 and September 12, 1888. Lester Rushmore Van Dyke filled out a draft card, on 12 September 1918 Bayville, Nassau, New York. He was described as tall, lean build, brown eyes, and dark brown hair. At the time he was working as a carpenter.4

     Lester, at age 22, married Gertrude Catherine Walling at age 20, daughter of Henry A. Walling and Augusta W. "Surname Unknown", on 21 August 1920 at Nassau, New York.5

     Lester Rushmore Van Dyke was serving, on 4 May 1943, on the U. S. S. Chaumont. "When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Chaumont was on one of her regular voyages from Hawaii to Manila. She was diverted to Darwin, Australia, and then sent back to the West Coast. After two runs to Pearl Harbor, the now elderly transport was assigned to service between Seattle and Alaska, bringing men and supplies to assist in the defense of the Aleutians. Selected in March 1943 for conversion to a hospital ship, Chaumont was decommissioned in August at Seattle. She returned to active service in March 1944 as Samaritan (AH-10) and retained that name and designation until she was sold for scrapping in early 1948." (DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER.)6


     Lester Rushmore Van Dyke had said, "His Dad would dig clams, shuck them and peddle them to wealthy Long Islanders. After his death, a neighbor wrote to his son: I so well remember your father as a boy that lived in Brookville. He came with his Dad selling horseradish. His father would grate it and sell it to the eager housewife by the glass. He was such a pretty boy and how my Mom loved him. He was a good hardworking boy. I'm writing to tell you what a nice chap he was. Lester was thought to be a Master Craftsman by Walter Fuller from Boston. When quite young, he went to NC or VA and helped build a mansion. His three sons all became highly respected contractors. His first wife became ill after child birth and spent many years in a hospital. He died from emphaphsyma in a VA hospital in New York City. circa 1950.

     Lester, married Thelma "Surname Unknown" after September 1958.

     Lester Rushmore Van Dyke died at age 62, on 7 September 1959, at New York. Lester was a "CCM US NAVY World War II.7,8 "

     Lester Rushmore Van Dyke was buried at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Nassau, New York.9

Census

     Lester Rushmore Van Dyke appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings, New York in the household of his parents Stephen and Selina.10

     Lester Rushmore Van Dyke appeared on the 1905 New York Census in Brooklyn, Kings, New York in the household of his parents, Stephen and Selina.11

     On the 1910 Federal Census, Lester Rushmore Van Dyke appeared in Brookville, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents Stephen and Selina.12

     Lester Rushmore Van Dyke appeared on the 1915 New York Census in Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents, Stephen and Selina. He was working as a teamster.13

     Lester Rushmore Van Dyke appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Bayville, at Perry Avenue Nassau, New York in the household of his parents Stephen and Selina. Lester was working as a house carpenter.14

     Lester and Gertrude appeared on the 1925 New York Census of Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, enumerated 1 June 1925. Lester was working as a carpenter. Their children, Gerald Albert, Harold Edmond and Lester Clinton were listed as living with them.15

     Lester and Gertrude appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Hicksville, Nassau, New York, at East Avenue, enumerated 9 April 1930, Lester owned his home, had no radio at the time. His occupation was a house carpenter. Their children, Gerald Albert, Harold Edmond and Lester Clinton were listed as living with them.16

     Lester appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Bayville, Nassau, New York, at 4 th Street, enumerated 24 April 1940. Lester was renting, paying $30.00 a month. He was working as a home building carpenter. His children Harold Edmond and Lester Clinton were listed as living with them. As an item of interest, a dollar in 1940 would equal $16.26 in the year 2012. A $3.50 gallon of milk in 2012 would have cost $.21 cents in 1940.17
Last Edited=25 Apr 2017

Children of Lester Rushmore Van Dyke and Gertrude Catherine Walling

Family: Lester Rushmore Van Dyke and Thelma "Surname Unknown"

Citations

  1. [S24] Betty Jo Van Dyke, "The Van Dykes", The date of birth was established by Betty Jo Van Dyke.
  2. [S235] Jeanne Van Dyke Pita, "E-mails fromJeanne Van Dyke Pita," e-mail to J. Van Dyke , Starting January 12, 2011 , Provided a copy of several pages from Bible of Charity Van Dyke.
  3. [S227] Italian Genealogical Group, online http://www.italiangen.org, Certificate #13240.
  4. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Copy of World War I Draft Card.
  5. [S142] Marriage database, online http://germangenealogygroup.com, Groom: VanDyke, Lester Rushmore Bride: Walling, Gertrude Catherine Vol: 2 Page: 945 Certificate: 9723 Date of Marriage: Aug 21 1920 County/State: Nassau NY.
  6. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Partner Information U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949, 1943, C, Chaumont, Page 293, Report of Changes, Line 21.
  7. [S100] Individual Locations, Veteran's Administration Cemetery Listings, Washington, District of Columbia, D. C., Van Dyke, Lester Rushmore CCM US Navy World War II Date of Birth: 09/05/1897 Date of Death: 09/07/1959 Buried at: Section S Site 3374.
  8. [S102] Betty Jo Van Dyke, The Vibrant Van Dyke's, The death information was supplied by Betty Jo Van Dyke. For some reason, this information differs from the Veteran's Administration information.
  9. [S304] Lester R. Van Dyke tombstone, Long Island National Cemetery, Headstone photo courtesy of FindAGrave.com member #46957035.
  10. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Sheet 22A, line 47 thru 50.
  11. [S365] State Census, New York State, , Brooklyn, New York, Page 32, line 27 thru 31.
  12. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brookville, New York, Sheet 4 A, line 19 thru 25.
  13. [S249] State Census, New York State, , Oyster Bay, New York, Page 24, line 20 thru 28.
  14. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville (Village), Nassau, New York, Sheet 4 B, line 99 & 100, and 5 A, lines 1 thru 7.
  15. [S251] State Census, New York State, , Oyster Bay, New York, Page 19, line 36 thru 41.
  16. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, Page 10 A, line 33 thru 37.
  17. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville, New York, Sheet 15 B, line 74 thru 77.
  18. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Hicksville, Nassau, New York, Sheet 10 A, line 35.
  19. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Hicksville, Nassau, New York, Sheet 10 A, line 36.
  20. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Hicksville, Nassau, New York, Sheet 10 A, line 37.

Gertrude Catherine Walling1,2

F, b. 2 July 1900, d. 15 August 1969
     Gertrude Catherine Walling, daughter of Henry A. Walling and Augusta W. "Surname Unknown", was born on 2 July 1900 at New Jersey.3,4

     Gertrude, at age 20, married Lester Rushmore Van Dyke at age 22, son of Stephen R. Van Dyke and Selina Seaman, on 21 August 1920 at Nassau, New York.5 As of 21 August 1920, her married name was Van Dyke.5

     Gertrude Catherine Walling died at age 69, on 15 August 1969.6

Census

     Gertrude Catherine Walling appeared on the 1920 Federal Census, enumerated 20 January 1920, in the household of her parents, Henry and Augusta of Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey.7

     Gertrude and Lester appeared on the 1925 New York Census of Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, enumerated 1 June 1925. Lester was working as a carpenter. Their children, Gerald Albert, Harold Edmond and Lester Clinton were listed as living with them.8

     Gertrude and Lester appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Hicksville, Nassau, New York, at East Avenue, enumerated 9 April 1930, Lester owned his home, had no radio at the time. His occupation was a house carpenter. Their children, Gerald Albert, Harold Edmond and Lester Clinton were listed as living with them.9

     Gertrude appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Kings Park, Suffolk, New York, at Kings Park State Hospital, enumerated 5 April 1940, Gertrude was listed as an inmate. According to the census, on 01 April 1935, she was at the same location.10
Last Edited=23 Aug 2016

Children of Gertrude Catherine Walling and Lester Rushmore Van Dyke

Citations

  1. [S142] Marriage database, online http://germangenealogygroup.com, vol. 2, page 945, cert 9723.
  2. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , Information from death certificate.
  3. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Keyport, New Jersey, Sheet 17 A, line 36.
  4. [S7] Social Security Death Index, , U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current about Gertrude Vandyke Name: Gertrude Vandyke SSN: 072-42-0945 Last Residence: 11754 Kings Park, Suffolk, New York, USA Born: 2 Jul 1900 Died: 15 Aug 1969 State (Year) SSN issued: New York (1966).
  5. [S142] Marriage database, online http://germangenealogygroup.com, Groom: VanDyke, Lester Rushmore Bride: Walling, Gertrude Catherine Vol: 2 Page: 945 Certificate: 9723 Date of Marriage: Aug 21 1920 County/State: Nassau NY.
  6. [S7] Social Security Death Index, , Social Security Death Index about Gertrude Vandyke Name: Gertrude Vandyke; Last Residence: 11754 Kings Park, Suffolk, New York Born: 2 Jul 1900; Died: 15 Aug 1969 State (Year) SSN issued: New York (1966).
  7. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Keyport, New Jersey, Sheet 17 A, line 42 thru 45.
  8. [S251] State Census, New York State, , Oyster Bay, New York, Page 19, line 36 thru 41.
  9. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, Page 10 A, line 33 thru 37.
  10. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Kings Park, New York, Sheet 10 A, line 10.
  11. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Hicksville, Nassau, New York, Sheet 10 A, line 35.
  12. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Hicksville, Nassau, New York, Sheet 10 A, line 36.
  13. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Hicksville, Nassau, New York, Sheet 10 A, line 37.

Charles Edward Van Dyke

M, b. 3 February 1899, d. 29 December 1953
     Charles Edward Van Dyke, son of Stephen R. Van Dyke and Selina Seaman, was born on 3 February 1899 at Canarsie, Kings, New York. There is a story about Charles when he was either a baby or small child. When he was living with his parents at Locust Avenue, Bayville, New York, someone was carrying him down the stairs and he fell, causing, through his years, brain damage.1,2,3

     With no end in sight for World War I, the United States instituted it's third and final registration. It included all men who were between the ages of 18 and 21, and 31 to 45 years of age. This added younger men than the previous registrations, those who were born between September 12, 1897 and September 12, 1900; and added an older group of men, born between September 12, 1873 and September 12, 1888. Charles Edward Van Dyke filled out a draft card, on 12 September 1918 Bayville, Nassau, New York. He was described as tall, slender build, brown eyes, and black hair. At the time Charles was a laborer.4

     Charles Edward Van Dyke died at age 54, on 29 December 1953, at New York.5 He was buried on 2 January 1954 at Canarsie Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York.6

Census

     Charles Edward Van Dyke appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings, New York in the household of his parents Stephen and Selina.7

     Charles Edward Van Dyke appeared on the 1905 New York Census in Brooklyn, Kings, New York in the household of his parents, Stephen and Selina.8

     On the 1910 Federal Census, Charles Edward Van Dyke appeared in Brookville, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents Stephen and Selina.9

     Charles Edward Van Dyke appeared on the 1915 New York Census in Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents, Stephen and Selina. Charles was listed as invalid.10

     Charles Edward Van Dyke appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Bayville, at Perry Avenue Nassau, New York in the household of his parents Stephen and Selina. Charlie was working as a laborer on a private estate.11

     Charles Edward Van Dyke appeared on the 1925 New York Census in Bayville, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents, Stephen and Selina. Charlie was listed as a laborer.12

     Charles Edward Van Dyke appeared on the 1930 Federal Census, enumerated 17 April 1930, of Bayville, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents, Stephen and Selina. Charlie, at this time worked in a green house.13

     Charles Edward Van Dyke appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Bayville, Nassau, New York, in the household of his uncle, Charles Edward Seaman and Hannah. Charles was listed as "Unable to work."14
Last Edited=23 Apr 2017

Citations

  1. [S11] Various People entry, Births, Name: Chas. E. Van Dyke Birth Date: 03 Feb 1899 Certificate Number: 2837.
  2. [S235] Jeanne Van Dyke Pita, "E-mails fromJeanne Van Dyke Pita," e-mail to J. Van Dyke , Starting January 12, 2011 , Provided a copy of several pages from Bible of Charity Van Dyke.
  3. [S227] Italian Genealogical Group, online http://www.italiangen.org, Certificate #2837.
  4. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Copy of Draft Card.
  5. [S102] Betty Jo Van Dyke, The Vibrant Van Dyke's, This information is from a copy of information in Van Dyke family Bible.
  6. [S101] Letter, Sheryl O'Neal to John W. Van Dyke, 19 Sep 2006, This information is from the Canarsie Cemetery records., According to Canarsie cemetery records, the plot was purchased by Willert, living at 750 Taft Street, North Bellmore, New York, The plot was purchased by September 10, 1906.
  7. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Sheet 22A, line 47 thru 50.
  8. [S365] State Census, New York State, , Brooklyn, New York, Page 32, line 27 thru 31.
  9. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brookville, New York, Sheet 4 A, line 19 thru 25.
  10. [S249] State Census, New York State, , Oyster Bay, New York, Page 24, line 20 thru 28.
  11. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville (Village), Nassau, New York, Sheet 4 B, line 99 & 100, and 5 A, lines 1 thru 7.
  12. [S251] State Census, New York State, , Bayville, New York, Page 13, line 2 thru 8.
  13. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville Village, New York, Sheet 9 B, line 59 thru 63.
  14. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville, New York, Sheet 15 B, line 50 thru 53.

Wesley R. Van Dyke1

M, b. 17 August 1902, d. 20 August 1964
     Wesley R. Van Dyke, son of Stephen R. Van Dyke and Selina Seaman, was born on 17 August 1902 at Canarsie, Kings, New York.2,3,4

     Wesley, married Jeannie Matheus, daughter of William M. Matheus and Nellie C. "Surname Unknown", circa 1926.5

     Wesley R. Van Dyke and Jeannie Matheus were divorced before 1939; This was indicated through the 1940 Federal Census.6,7

     Wesley, married Viola "Surname Unknown" before 1940.7

     Wesley R. Van Dyke died at age 62, on 20 August 1964, at New York.8,9

     The entry in the Locust Valley Leader, 27 August 1964 for Wesley's obituary read as follows:
VAN DYKE DIES AT CAR WHEEL Wesley Van Dyke, 62, of Locust avenue, East Norwich, died instantly Thursday, August 20 when his car hit a tree on Lexington avenue and Capitol Heights road in Oyster Bay at about 9 A. M. According to a woman who reported the accident from a nearby residence, the noise of the impact was so tremendous, it "shook the town".
Van Dyke was traveling north on Lexington avenue when his '62 Chrysler convertible apparently went out of control and struck a tree. A sheet was thrown over the car pending arrival of Dr. J. S. Consentino of East Norwich who pronounced the victim dead at 9:30 am.
Born in Brooklyn, Wesley Van Dyke lived most of his life in Bayville, Oyster Bay and East Norwich. For many years he owned and operated a service station in Oyster Bay. He also was associated with the Chamberlain Chevrolet Sales and Service company on South street when the business first opened.
Since his retirement he lived in East Norwich with his wife and was employed as a watchman at the Sagamore Farms housing development in Oyster Bay. He was a past grand master and a past district deputy of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Oyster Bay Lodge #495, and a member of the Mystic Order of Rebecca Lodge #260. He was a long time member of the Sagamore Council of the Sons and Daughters of Liberty.
Mr. Van Dyke is survived by his wife Elsie, by two brothers Willet and Arthur and by a sister, Madeline Gade.
Fraternal services were held at the Orlando Funeral Home at 261 South street, Oyster Bay on Friday, August 21, at 8 pm. Religious services were held Saturday morning at 10 am, the Reverend Max Mobley officiating.9

Census

     Wesley R. Van Dyke appeared on the 1905 New York Census in Brooklyn, Kings, New York in the household of his parents, Stephen and Selina.10

     On the 1910 Federal Census, Wesley R. Van Dyke appeared in Brookville, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents Stephen and Selina.11

     Wesley R. Van Dyke appeared on the 1915 New York Census in Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents, Stephen and Selina.12

     Wesley R. Van Dyke appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Bayville, at Perry Avenue Nassau, New York in the household of his parents Stephen and Selina. Wesley was working as a laborer on a private estate.13

     Wesley R. Van Dyke appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Sea Cliff, Nassau, New York in the household of his mother-in-law, an unknown person and Nellie.14

     Wesley and Viola appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, at 80 South Street, enumerated 22 April 1940, Wesley was renting a place, paying $18.00 monthly. He was working as an auto mechanic. As an item of interest, a dollar in 1940 would equal $16.26 in the year 2012. A $3.50 gallon of milk in 2012 would have cost $.21 cents in 1940.7
Last Edited=8 Mar 2017

Children of Wesley R. Van Dyke and Jeannie Matheus

Family: Wesley R. Van Dyke and Viola "Surname Unknown"

Citations

  1. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sea Cliff, Nassau, New York, Sheet 3 A, line 19.
  2. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001-. Indexed by Ancestry.com from microfilmed schedules of the 1920 U.S. Federal Decennial Census.1920 United States Federal Census. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001. Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. 1920 Federal Population Census. T625, 2,076 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, ED , roll , page , image 273.
  3. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Name Wesley R. Van Dyke Birth Date 17 Aug 1902 Certificate Number 14431 Source Births Reported in 1902. Borough of Brooklyn.
  4. [S142] Marriage database, online http://germangenealogygroup.com, certificate number 14431.
  5. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sheet 3A, line 19.
  6. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sea Cliff, New York, Sheet 2 A, line 27.
  7. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Oyster Bay, New York, Sheet 13 B, line 46 and 47.
  8. [S7] Social Security Death Index, , Name: Wesley Vandyke SSN: 103-14-9801 Last Residence: 11732 East Norwich, Nassau, New York, United States of America Born: 17 Aug 1902 Died: Aug 1964 State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951 ).
  9. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is from the "Locust Valley Leader" newspaper dated 27 August 1964. It is / was located on page 2.
  10. [S365] State Census, New York State, , Brooklyn, New York, Page 32, line 27 thru 31.
  11. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brookville, New York, Sheet 4 A, line 19 thru 25.
  12. [S249] State Census, New York State, , Oyster Bay, New York, Page 24, line 20 thru 28.
  13. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville (Village), Nassau, New York, Sheet 4 B, line 99 & 100, and 5 A, lines 1 thru 7.
  14. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sea Cliff, Nassau, New York, Sheet 3 A, line 15 thru 21.
  15. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sea Cliff, Nassau, New York, Sheet 3 A, line 20.
  16. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sea Cliff, New York, Sheet 2 A, line 29.

Willet Raynor Van Dyke1

M, b. 27 July 1906, d. 2 January 1980
Willet Raynor Van Dyke, husband of, first, Rhoda Mae Ford, second, Mrs. Betty Remsen
     Willet Raynor Van Dyke, son of Stephen R. Van Dyke and Selina Seaman, was born on 27 July 1906 at Canarsie, Kings, New York.

     Willet and Walter were in this photograph which was taken circa 1926 at Bayville. It appears they were at the house of Nany Dyke's on Locust Ave. at Bayville, Nassau, New York.2

     Willet, at age 20, married Rhoda Mae Ford at age 22, daughter of Frank Edward Ford and Sarah M. Denton, on 25 August 1926 at Kings, New York.3,4

     Willet and Walter were in this photograph which was taken circa 1931 at Nany Dyke's house. The man with the pipe is "Mr. Bennet" (he lived next door), at Bayville, Nassau, New York, (Evelyn is in the picture with her doll.)2

     Willet Raynor Van Dyke entered Military Service on 5 April 1943, at New York City, New York. His rank was Private. The term of enlistment was for the duration of the war or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law. His education level was listed as grammer school and his civilian occupation equilvant listed as semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck and tractor. Finally, his Army serial number was 32882792.5

     Willet, at age 60, married Mrs. Betty (Elisabeth) Remsen on 25 March 1967 The Rev. Paul Bowles officiated. Attendents were Janice Ann Pedersen of Port Washington and Arthur L. Van Dyke of Bay Shore.6

     Willet left a Will on 19 April 1972. It reads as follows:
"I, WILLET VAN DYKE, residing at 74 Perry Avenue, Bayville, County of Suffolk (*See Note) and State of New York, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this life, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament hereby expressly revoking any and all former Wills and Codicils by me at any time heretofore made. FIRST: I direct that all my just debts, funeral and administration expenses be paid as soon after my death as may be practicable. SECOND: I give, devise and bequeath all of my property of whatsoever kind and nature, real, personal and mixed and wheresoever situated to my beloved son, ARTHUR SYDNEY VAN DYKE, of Franklin Square, New York, or to his surviving heir or heirs. THIRD: I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint BENJAMIN FRIEDLER, attorney at law, of 250 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, New York, as Executor under this my Last Will and Testament. FOURTH: The Executor named in this Will shall not be required to give any bond or other security for the faithful performance of his duties in the State of New York or elsewhere. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th day of April, in the year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy-two. (SIGNED) Willet R Van Dyke L. S.
*Note: It states Bayville as being of Suffolk County; however, it is in Nassau County.7

     Willet Raynor Van Dyke died at age 73, on 2 January 1980, at New York. Ray held the rank of "TEC 4, US ARMY World War II.8,9,10

     Willet Raynor Van Dyke was buried at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Nassau, New York.11,9,12

Census

     On the 1910 Federal Census, Willet Raynor Van Dyke appeared in Brookville, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents Stephen and Selina.13

     Willet Raynor Van Dyke appeared on the 1915 New York Census in Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents, Stephen and Selina.14

     Willet Raynor Van Dyke appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Bayville, at Perry Avenue Nassau, New York in the household of his parents Stephen and Selina.15

     Willet Raynor Van Dyke appeared on the 1925 New York Census in Bayville, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents, Stephen and Selina. Ray was working as a carpenter.16

     Willet Raynor Van Dyke appeared on the 1925 New York Census of Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York in the household of his brother Lester and wife, Gertrude. He was listed as a carpenter.17

     Willet and Rhoda appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings, New York, enumerated 13 April 1930. Ray listed his work as a truck driver hauling lumber.18

     Willet and Rhoda appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings, New York, enumerated 9 April 1940. Willet was renting a home, paying $20.00 per month. He was working as a fruit and vegetable peddler. As an item of interest, a dollar in 1940 would equal $16.26 in the year 2012. A $3.50 gallon of milk in 2012 would have cost $.21 cents in 1940.19
Last Edited=25 Apr 2017

Child of Willet Raynor Van Dyke and Rhoda Mae Ford

Family: Willet Raynor Van Dyke and Mrs. Betty (Elisabeth) Remsen

Citations

  1. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Name info is from headstone.
  2. [S36] Family Photographs , Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins Collection, Pictures supplied by Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins.
  3. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Sheet 5A, line 25.
  4. [S227] Italian Genealogical Group, online http://www.italiangen.org, Certificate #12127.
  5. [S128] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Information is from Ancesty.com.
  6. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is from the Locust Valley Leader dated 6 April 1967 page 18.
  7. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , Copy acquired 02 April 2009.
  8. [S100] Individual Locations, Veteran's Administration Cemetery Listings, Washington, District of Columbia, D. C., This information came from the VA site http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/. Buried at: Section T Site 6221. Date of death is also from this site.
  9. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , Affidavit, Voluntary Administration Estate; COPY OF DEATH CERTIFCATE.
  10. [S7] Social Security Death Index, , As read on Ancestry.com Last residence listed as: 11010 Franklin Square, Nassau, NY.
  11. [S100] Individual Locations, Veteran's Administration Cemetery Listings, Washington, District of Columbia, D. C., Van Dyke, Willet Raynor; TEC 4 US Army; World War II ateE of Birth: 07/27/1906 Date of Death: 01/02/1980 Buried at: Section T Site 6221.
  12. [S304] Willet R. Van Dyke tombstone, Long Island National Cemetery, Headstone photo courtesy of FindAGrave.com member #46957035.
  13. [S87] 1910 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brookville, New York, Sheet 4 A, line 19 thru 25.
  14. [S249] State Census, New York State, , Oyster Bay, New York, Page 24, line 20 thru 28.
  15. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville (Village), Nassau, New York, Sheet 4 B, line 99 & 100, and 5 A, lines 1 thru 7.
  16. [S251] State Census, New York State, , Bayville, New York, Page 13, line 2 thru 8.
  17. [S251] State Census, New York State, , Oyster Bay, New York, Page 19, line 36 thru 41.
  18. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brooklyn, New York, Sheet 5 A, line 25 thru 27.
  19. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brooklyn, New York, Sheet 8 B, line 76 thru 79.
  20. [S192] Nassau County Surrogate Court , Affidavit, Voluntary Administration Estate.

Mary Anne Cleary1

F, b. 24 August 1907, d. November 1939
Relationships
Mother of Evelyn Van Dyke
Mother of Robert Edward Van Dyke
Mary Anne Cleary, first wife of Walter Carmen Van Dyke
     Mary Anne Cleary, daughter of Michael Cleary and Mary Jane Loughran, was born on 24 August 1907 at Cahir, Ireland.1,2 Mary Anne Cleary was baptized on 25 August 1907; by Rev. James Everard.1

     Mary Anne Cleary and Ellen Cleary emigrated on 1 March 1925 According to the ship's manifest, their Uncle, Patrick Cleary, was listed as their nearest relative, was in the country from where they came. They sailed from COBH, Queentown, Ireland on the ship S. S Caronia and arrived in New York on 09 March 1925. According to the manifest, they were to meet their Aunt, Mrs. M. Shannon, 326 W. 17th Street, New York.3

     Mary, at age 20, married Walter Carmen Van Dyke 20, son of Stephen R. Van Dyke and Selina Seaman, on 4 December 1927.4,5,2 As of 4 December 1927, her married name was Van Dyke.5

     Mary was naturalized on 12 January 1929. She was living at Mineola, Nassau, New York.2

     Mary was in this photograph which was taken circa 1930 across from Tilford's garage in Bayville..6

     Mary and Madeline were in this photograph which was taken 1932 Mary Anne was pregnant with Bobby at the time of the picture.6

     Mary and Walter were in this photograph, with Robert Edward Van Dyke and Evelyn Van Dyke, which was taken circa 1935 on a trip with family and friends. Mrs Berry was from Maine and the picture was taken.6

     Mary was in this photograph which was taken 1939 This photograph was taken in Maine, the summer prior to her death..6

     Mary Anne Cleary died at age 32, in November 1939, at North County Community Hospital, Glen Cove, Nassau, New York. Mary Ann's cause of death was listed as rheumatic heart disease.7

     Mary Anne Cleary was buried at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, Nassau, New York.8

Census

     Mary and Walter appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Hicksville, Nassau, New York, enumerated 21 April 1930, Walter was working as a mechanic in what appeared to be a tractor company. It should be noted, Walter's wife was called "May" even though her given name was Mary. Their daughter Evelyn was listed as living with them. There niece, Irene, was also listed as living with them.9
Last Edited=24 Apr 2017

Children of Mary Anne Cleary and Walter Carmen Van Dyke

Citations

  1. [S60] Not Available, Baptismal Record: This information is from the St. Mary's Church. It was through the efforts of Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins that made this possible., 23 May 2005, St. Mary's Church.
  2. [S185] Office of the County Clerk Naturalization Record, As entered in Citation Detail, Petition Number 6968, Certificate Number 2927570, Mineola, Nassau, New York.
  3. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Mary Anne Cleary Name: Mary Anne Cleary Arrival Date: 9 Mar 1925 Birth Date: abt 1908 Birth Location: Ireland Birth Location Other: cahir Age: 17 Gender: Female Ethnicity/ Nationality: Irish Port of Departure: Cobh, Ireland Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Caronia.
  4. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, The marriage date came from a phone conversation with Evelyn on 28 Apr 2006.
  5. [S142] Marriage database, online http://germangenealogygroup.com, Volume 7, certificate A958.
  6. [S36] Family Photographs , Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins Collection, Pictures supplied by Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins.
  7. [S14] Name on Headstone Headstone at cemetery, Cemetery Headstones, Various Locations as stated in "Deaths", Mary Ann was layed to rest, Range N, Section 14, Lot 10.
  8. [S293] Mary A. (Cleary) Van Dyke tombstone, Cemetery of the Holy Rood, Photo taken by John Van Dyke, 08 Apr 2008.
  9. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Hicksville, New York, Sheet 12 B, line 94 thru 97.

Arthur Lincoln Van Dyke1,2

M, b. 12 February 1912, d. 21 February 1975
Arthur L. Van Dyke, husband of first, Winifred Gertrude Zinner, 2nd wife Theresa Charron
     Arthur Lincoln Van Dyke, son of Stephen R. Van Dyke and Selina Seaman, was born on 12 February 1912 at New York.3,4,5

     Arthur, at age 20, married Winifred Gertrude Zinner, daughter of Martin H. Zinner and Ida G. Evertz, on 25 June 1932 at Nassau, New York.2

     Arthur Lincoln Van Dyke was in Military Service on 12 November 1942 at New York City, New York, His rank was Private. The term of enlistment was for the duration of the war or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law. His education level was listed as 2 years high school and his civilian occupation equilvant listed as semiskilled occupations in building of aircraft. Finally, his Army serial number was 32627876.6

     Arthur, at age 38, married Theresa Charron at age 23, daughter of Moise Charron and Celine Pineault, on 19 September 1950.7

     Arthur Lincoln Van Dyke died at age 63, on 21 February 1975, at New York.8,9,10

     Arthur Lincoln Van Dyke was buried at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Nassau, New York.11

Census

     Arthur Lincoln Van Dyke appeared on the 1915 New York Census in Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents, Stephen and Selina.12

     Arthur Lincoln Van Dyke appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Bayville, at Perry Avenue Nassau, New York in the household of his parents Stephen and Selina.13

     Arthur Lincoln Van Dyke appeared on the 1925 New York Census in Bayville, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents, Stephen and Selina.14

     Arthur Lincoln Van Dyke appeared on the 1930 Federal Census, enumerated 17 April 1930, of Bayville, Nassau, New York in the household of his parents, Stephen and Selina.15

     Arthur and Winifred appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings, New York, enumerated 1 April 1940. Arthur was renting a place for $38.00 monthly. According to his wife Winifred, he completed 8th grade and she completed four years high school. Arthur was working as a chauffer and in 1939, he worked 52 weeks, earning $1800.00.. Their daughter, Jacqueline was listed as living with them. As an item of interest, a dollar in 1940 would equal $16.26 in the year 2012. A $3.50 gallon of milk in 2012 would have cost $.21 cents in 1940.16
Last Edited=24 Apr 2017

Child of Arthur Lincoln Van Dyke and Winifred Gertrude Zinner

Children of Arthur Lincoln Van Dyke and Theresa Charron

Citations

  1. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville (Village), Nassau, New York, Sheet 5 A, line 6.
  2. [S142] Marriage database, online http://germangenealogygroup.com, GroomsSurname: VanDyke; Grooms Given Name: Arthur Loncoln; Brides Surname: Zinner; Brides Given Name: Winifred Gertrude; Volume Number: 9; Page Number: Certificate Number: B1164; Marriage Month: Jun; Marriage Day: 25; Marriage Year: 1932 Grooms Soundex: V532; Brides Soundex: Z560.
  3. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville (Village), Nassau, New York, Sheet 5 A, line 6.
  4. [S128] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, This reference provided year of birth.
  5. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Name: Arthur L Sr Van Dyke Service Info.: SSGT US ARMY WORLD WAR II Birth Date: 12 Feb 1912 Death Date: 21 Feb 1975 Service Start Date: 19 Nov 1942 Interment Date: 24 Feb 1975 Cemetery: Long Island National Cemetery Cemetery Address: 2040 Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale, NY 11735-1211 Buried At: Section E Site 1415.
  6. [S128] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.
  7. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Information provided by Gail Van Dyke.
  8. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index Name: Arthur Van Dyke SSN: 123-07-3667
    Last Residence: 11706 Bay Shore, Suffolk, New York, United States of America Born: 12 Feb 1912 Died: Feb 1975 State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951 ).
  9. [S100] Individual Locations, Veteran's Administration Cemetery Listings, Washington, District of Columbia, D. C., This information came from the VA site http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1. BURIED AT: SECTION E SITE 1415. Date of death is also from this site.
  10. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Name: Arthur L Sr Van Dyke Service Info.: SSGT US Army World War II
    Birth Date: 12 Feb 1912 Death Date: 21 Feb 1975 Service Start Date: 19 Nov 1942 Service End Date: 13 Oct 1945 Interment Date: 24 Feb 1975
    Cemetery: Long Island National Cemetery Cemetery Address: 2040 Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale, NY 11735-1211 Buried At: Section E Site 1415.
  11. [S304] Arthur L. Van Dyke tombstone, Long Island National Cemetery, Headstone photo courtesy of FindAGrave.com member #46957035.
  12. [S249] State Census, New York State, , Oyster Bay, New York, Page 24, line 20 thru 28.
  13. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville (Village), Nassau, New York, Sheet 4 B, line 99 & 100, and 5 A, lines 1 thru 7.
  14. [S251] State Census, New York State, , Bayville, New York, Page 13, line 2 thru 8.
  15. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville Village, New York, Sheet 9 B, line 59 thru 63.
  16. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brooklyn, New York, Sheet 8 A, line 3 thru 5.
  17. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brooklyn, New York, Sheet 8 A, line 5.
  18. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, The information about Arthur Jr. was provided by his sister, Valerie.

Madeline Van Dyke1

F, b. 25 April 1915, d. 30 December 1976
     Madeline Van Dyke, daughter of Stephen R. Van Dyke and Selina Seaman, was born on 25 April 1915 at New York.1,2

     Madeline and Mary were in this photograph which was taken 1932 Mary Anne was pregnant with Bobby at the time of the picture.3 As of 7 November 1938, her married name was Gade.2,4

     Madeline, at age 23, married Nikolaus Gade at age 32, son of Diedrich Gade, on 7 November 1938.2,4

     Madeline Van Dyke died at age 61, on 30 December 1976, at Selden, Suffolk, New York.5

Census

     Madeline Van Dyke appeared on the 1915 New York Census in Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York in the household of her parents, Stephen and Selina.6

     Madeline Van Dyke appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Bayville, at Perry Avenue Nassau, New York in the household of her parents Stephen and Selina.7

     Madeline Van Dyke appeared on the 1925 New York Census in Bayville, Nassau, New York in the household of her parents, Stephen and Selina.8

     Madeline Van Dyke appeared on the 1930 Federal Census, enumerated 17 April 1930, of Bayville, Nassau, New York in the household of her parents, Stephen and Selina.9

     Stephen R. Van Dyke and Selina appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Bayville, Nassau, New York, enumerated 10 April 1940 Stephen was listed as doing bay work, clam digging, and fish bait. According to the census, he owned his home, highest education, 8th grade. Selina completed the 7th grade. Their daughter, Madeline, along with her son, Stephen Wesley, was listed as living with them.10
Last Edited=29 Jan 2015

Family: Madeline Van Dyke and Nikolaus Gade

Citations

  1. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville (Village), Nassau, New York, Sheet 5 A, line 7.
  2. [S235] Jeanne Van Dyke Pita, "E-mails fromJeanne Van Dyke Pita," e-mail to J. Van Dyke , Starting January 12, 2011 , Provided a copy of several pages from Bible of Charity Van Dyke.
  3. [S36] Family Photographs , Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins Collection, Pictures supplied by Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins.
  4. [S102] Betty Jo Van Dyke, The Vibrant Van Dyke's, Information from a copy of Bible belonging to Charity Van Dyke.
  5. [S68] , This information came from Peggy Gade.
  6. [S249] State Census, New York State, , Oyster Bay, New York, Page 24, line 20 thru 28.
  7. [S5] 1920 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville (Village), Nassau, New York, Sheet 4 B, line 99 & 100, and 5 A, lines 1 thru 7.
  8. [S251] State Census, New York State, , Bayville, New York, Page 13, line 2 thru 8.
  9. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville Village, New York, Sheet 9 B, line 59 thru 63.
  10. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville, New York, Sheet 7 A, line 5 thru 8.

Nikolaus Gade

M, b. 22 August 1906, d. 1 May 1985
     Nikolaus Gade, son of Diedrich Gade, was born on 22 August 1906 at Lamstedt, Germany.1

     Nikolaus was on a passenger list of the S. S. Detuschland, on 5 January 1926, departing Hamburg, Germany. His arrival in New York was 15 January 1926, at the age of 19. The list indicated he was a blacksmith. He was described as 5' 8", blond hair and brown eyes. He was to meet a cousin "Ernst Pepke in Brooklyn.2

     Nikolaus, at age 32, married Madeline Van Dyke at age 23, daughter of Stephen R. Van Dyke and Selina Seaman, on 7 November 1938.3,4

     Nikolaus Gade died at age 78, on 1 May 1985, at New York.5,6

Census

     Nikolaus appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Queens, Queens, New York, enumerated 4 April 1930. According to the census, Nikolas was living with his brother and working at "Bohacks", (grocery store), as a clerk..7
Last Edited=21 Oct 2014

Family: Nikolaus Gade and Madeline Van Dyke

Citations

  1. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index Record about Nikolaus Gade
    Name: Nikolaus Gade SSN: 098-14-6220 Last Residence: 11784 Selden, Suffolk, New York, United States of America Born: 22 Aug 1906 Died: May 1985 State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951 ).
  2. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Nicolaus Gade Name: Nicolaus Gade Arrival Date: 15 Jan 1926 Birth Date: abt 1907 Birth Location: Germany Birth Location Other: lametedt Age: 19 Gender: Male Ethnicity/ Nationality: German Port of Departure: Hamburg, Germany Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Deutschland.
  3. [S235] Jeanne Van Dyke Pita, "E-mails fromJeanne Van Dyke Pita," e-mail to J. Van Dyke , Starting January 12, 2011 , Provided a copy of several pages from Bible of Charity Van Dyke.
  4. [S102] Betty Jo Van Dyke, The Vibrant Van Dyke's, Information from a copy of Bible belonging to Charity Van Dyke.
  5. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index Record about Nikolaus Gade
    Name: Nikolaus Gade SSN: 098-14-6220 Last Residence: 11784 Selden, Suffolk, New York, United States of America Born: 22 Aug 1906 Died: May 1985 State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951).
  6. [S68] , This information came from Peggy Gade.
  7. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Queens, New York, Sheet 3 B, line 54.

Charles Edward Denton1,2

M, b. 3 April 1887, d. 8 April 1952
Relationships
1st cousin 2 times removed of Evelyn Van Dyke
1st cousin 2 times removed of Robert Edward Van Dyke
1st cousin 2 times removed of John William Van Dyke
1st cousin 2 times removed of Walter Carl Van Dyke
     Charles Edward Denton, son of Charles E. Denton and Wilhelmina Behncke, was born on 3 April 1887 at Canarsie, Kings, New York.1,3

     Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. The first registration was for men between the ages of 21 and 31. As a result, this first registration included men born between June 5, 1886 and June 5, 1896. As World War I continued to escalate, the United States instituted a second draft registration. The second registration was for men who had turned 21 since June 5, 1917, so it added men born between June 5, 1896 and June 5, 1897. Two months later, a supplemental registration was held on August 24, 1918 for men who had become 21 years of age since June 5, 1918, adding the names of men who were born between June 5, 1897 and August 24, 1897. With no end in sight for World War I, the United States instituted it's third and final registration. It included all men who were between the ages of 18 and 21, and 31 to 45 years of age. This added younger men than the previous registrations, those who were born between September 12, 1897 and September 12, 1900; and added an older group of men, born between September 12, 1873 and September 12, 1888. Charles filled out a draft card for World War I on 5 June 1917 (at age 30), while living at 20 Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings, New York. He was described as height, 5 foot 8 inches and medium build with grey eyes and black hair..4

     The U.S. officially entered World War II on 8 December 1941 following an attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Just about a year before that, in October 1940, President Roosevelt had signed into law the first peacetime selective service draft in U.S. history, due to rising world conflicts. After the U.S. entered WWII a new selective service act required that all men between ages 18 and 65 register for the draft. Between November 1940 and October 1946, over 10 million American men were registered. The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration", was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 - men who were between 45 and 64 years old - and who were not already in the military. Charles filled out a draft card for World War II on 25 April 1942 (at age 55), while living at 31 Granite Street, Brooklyn, Kings, New York. He was working for Thomas Foley at 124 Maiden Lane, New York City.5

     Charles Edward Denton died at age 65, on 8 April 1952.6

Census

     Charles Edward Denton appeared on the 1892 New York Census in the household of his father, Charles and step mother, Meta of Flatlands, Kings, New York.7

     Charles Edward Denton appeared on the 1900 Federal Census in Brooklyn, Kings, New York in the household of his parents, Charles and Meta.8

     Charles Edward Denton appeared on the 1905 New York Census of Brooklyn, Kings, New York in the household of his father, Charles and step mother, Meta. He was working as a market man.9
Last Edited=10 Dec 2016

Citations

  1. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brooklyn, New York, Page 1 B, line 67.
  2. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Copy of World War II Draft Card.
  3. [S11] Various People entry, Births, located at index #644.
  4. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Name: Chas E Denton City: Brooklyn County: Kings State: New York Birthplace: New York,United States of America Birth Date: 3 Apr 1887 Race: White Draft Board: 32.
  5. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    Name: Charles Edward Denton Age: 55 Race: White Birth Date: 3 Apr 1887 Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Residence Year: 1942 Residence: Kings, New York, USA.
  6. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Name: Charles E Denton Birth Date: 3 Apr 1887 Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York Claim Date: 8 Apr 1952 Type of Claim: Life Claim Notes: 04 Apr 1952: Name listed as CHARLES E DENTON.
  7. [S250] State Census, New York State, , Flatlands, New York, Page 8 and Page 9.
  8. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Brooklyn, New York, Page 1 B, line 62 thru 67.
  9. [S365] State Census, New York State, , Brooklyn, New York, Page 28, line 39 thru 45.

Charity Denice1,2

F, b. 7 December 1841, d. 7 December 1894
Relationships
Great-grandmother of Evelyn Van Dyke
Great-grandmother of Robert Edward Van Dyke
Great-grandmother of John William Van Dyke
Great-grandmother of Walter Carl Van Dyke
     Research of the family name has shown "surname" to be De Nyse, Denyce, De Nyse and Denice.
     Charity Denice, daughter of Henry Denice and Sarah "Surname Unknown", was born on 7 December 1841 at Flatlands, Kings, New York.3,4,1

     Charity, at age 18, married Albert P. Van Dyke at age 22, son of Peter Albert Van Dyke and Ruth Hendrickson, on 19 December 1859 at Canarsie, Kings, New York.5,6 As of 19 December 1859, her married name was Van Dyke.5

     Charity Denice died at age 53, on 7 December 1894, at Flatlands, Kings, New York. Cause of death was listed as chronic gastritis, secondary cause asthenia.7,8,9,10 Charity's obituary read as follows:
VAN DYKE - At Flatlands, L. I., on Friday, December 7, 1894, CHARITY, wife of Albert P., aged 53 years. Friends and relatives invited to attend funeral on Sunday, December 9, 1894, at 2:30 PM from her late residence, Mill Lane, Flatlands.8

Census

     Charity Denice appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York in the household of her parents, Henry and Sarah "Surname Unknown".11

     Charity Denice appeared on the 1855 New York Census in Flatlands, Kings, New York in the household of her parents, Henry and Sarah.12

     Charity Denice appeared on the 1865 New York Census in Flatlands, Kings, New York in the household of her parents, Henry and Sarah. Charity, listed as a Denice, was already married to Albert Van Dyke.13

     Charity Denice appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York, in the household of her father, Henry.14

     Charity and Albert appeared on the 1892 New York Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York, enumerated 18 February 1892. Albert was listed as a farmer..15
Last Edited=8 Mar 2017

Children of Charity Denice and Albert P. Van Dyke

Citations

  1. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, Kings, New York, Sheet 9, line 4.
  2. [S111] The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, online http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org, Death Notice, Dated Dec 09, 1894, Page 7.
  3. [S10] Brooklyn Genealogy Info Page, online http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/index.html, This information is from web site http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Death/Flatlands/11.html
  4. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, The 1870 census indicates his age was 33, making his birth year 1836.
  5. [S114] New York, Department of Records and Information Services: This "certified" copy of her marriage license was provided by The City of New York, Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, New York.
  6. [S235] Jeanne Van Dyke Pita, "E-mails fromJeanne Van Dyke Pita," e-mail to J. Van Dyke , Starting January 12, 2011 , Provided a copy of several pages from Bible of Charity Van Dyke.
  7. [S10] Brooklyn Genealogy Info Page, online http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/index.html, This information is from web site http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Death/Flatlands/11.html cert # 1091.
  8. [S111] The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, online http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org, Dated Dec 09, 1894, Page 7.
  9. [S142] Marriage database, online http://germangenealogygroup.com, certificate number 1091.
  10. [S227] Italian Genealogical Group, online http://www.italiangen.org, Death Certificate #1091.
  11. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, Kings, New York, Sheet Marked 11, line 42 and census Marked 17, line 1 thru 9.
  12. [S367] 1855 New York State Census, Provo, Utah, Line 21 thru 30. The sheet itself does not have location, however, Ancestry online indicates Flatlands, Kings, New York.
  13. [S370] State Census, New York State, , Flatlands, New York, Page 3, line 45 and line 1 thru 6.
  14. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, New York, page 51, line 26 thru 30.
  15. [S250] State Census, New York State, , Flatlands, New York, Page 5, (far right) line 40 and Page 6, line 1.
  16. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, New York, page 51, line 30.
  17. [S114] New York, Department of Records and Information Services: This "certified" copy of her marriage license was provided by The City of New York, Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, New York.

Henry Denice

M, b. circa 1806, d. 1 October 1879
Relationships
2nd great-grandfather of Evelyn Van Dyke
2nd great-grandfather of Robert Edward Van Dyke
2nd great-grandfather of John William Van Dyke
2nd great-grandfather of Walter Carl Van Dyke
     The research of Henry Denice has shown his "surname" to be De Nyse, Denyce, De Nyse and Denice.
     Henry Denice was born circa 1806 at New York.1

     Henry, married Sarah "Surname Unknown" circa 1835.2

     Henry left a Will on 1 July 1878

See copy of Last Will: Left-Click on This Link.3

     Henry Denice died on 1 October 1879.4

Census

     On 30 September 1850, Henry Denice was living Flatlands, Kings, New York. The official date for this census was June 1, 1850. Also enumerated in the household was Sarah "Surname Unknown", assumingly Henry's wife. At this time, Henry listed his occupation as a fisherman and his real estate was valued at $1500.00. Also living with the family; Sarah Remsen, (age 68) and Caroline Van Houton, (age 8).5

     Henry and Sarah appeared on the 1855 New York Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York, enumerated June 1855. Henry was listed as a fisherman. They also had two boarders. Their children, Cynthia, Charity, Catharnie A. and John R. were listed as living with them.6

     Henry and Sarah appeared on the 1865 New York Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York, enumerated 5 June 1865. Henry was working as a shoemaker. His home valued at $1000.00. Their children, Charity, Catharnie A. and John R. were listed as living with them.7

     Henry appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York, enumerated 26 August 1870, indicating he was a fisherman. His children Charity and John R. were listed as living with them.In addition, Albert P.Van Dyke and daughter, Sarah, was living with Henry Denice.8
Last Edited=27 Feb 2017

Children of Henry Denice and Sarah "Surname Unknown"

Citations

  1. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, Kings, New York, Sheet (not numbered), line 42.
  2. [S10] Brooklyn Genealogy Info Page, online http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/index.html, This information is from web site http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Death/Flatlands/11.html cert # 1091 from their daughters death index.
  3. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Copy of Will from Ancestry.com.
  4. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Death date is from information on Probate documents.
  5. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, Kings, New York, Sheet Marked 11, line 42 and census Marked 17, line 1 thru 9.
  6. [S367] 1855 New York State Census, Provo, Utah, Line 21 thru 30. The sheet itself does not have location, however, Ancestry online indicates Flatlands, Kings, New York.
  7. [S370] State Census, New York State, , Flatlands, New York, Page 3, line 45 and line 1 thru 6.
  8. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, New York, page 51, line 26 thru 30.
  9. [S19] Various Individual Inputs, "Searched Families", Ancestral File, ID: I23915 Name: Hannah DENYSE 1 Sex: F Death: UNKNOWN Reference Number: 23915.
  10. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, Kings, New York, Sheet 9, line 2.
  11. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, Kings, New York, Sheet 9, line 3.
  12. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Page 51, Line 26.
  13. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, Kings, New York, Sheet 9, line 4.
  14. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, Kings, New York, Sheet 9, line 5.
  15. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, Kings, New York, Sheet 9, line 6.
  16. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, Kings, New York, Sheet 9, line 7.

Robert Edward Van Dyke

M, b. 26 February 1932, d. 4 February 2016
Relationships
Brother of Evelyn Van Dyke
Brother of John William Van Dyke
Brother of Walter Carl Van Dyke
Robert Edward Van Dyke
     Robert Edward Van Dyke, son of Walter Carmen Van Dyke and Mary Anne Cleary, was born on 26 February 1932, son of Walter Carmen Van Dyke and Mary Anne Cleary, at Bayville, Nassau, New York.1,2

     Robert and Evelyn were in this photograph which was taken circa 1934 playing around the garage where their Dad worked. At that time they lived over the Tilford's garage in Bayville. Dad worked on cars full time. at Bayville, Nassau, New York.3

     Robert Edward Van Dyke is in this photograph with Walter and Mary and Evelyn Van Dyke, which was taken circa 1935 on a trip with family and friends. Mrs Berry was from Maine.3

     On 29 October 1939 Walter kept notes on Mary Anne's last hours of life. It is well worth reading to really feel the impact of his experience. It wasn't easy for him. He had two children to also consider as his world was falling around him.
See Note: Click Here.4
     On 10 October 1946, Robert was mentioned in the "Locust Valley Leader" as partaking in the 8th grade newspaper efforts. He was assigned the responsibility to sort, staple and deliver the papers. The class was hoping to produce 9 issues. The annual subscription rate was $.25 cents.5
     His popularity must been out there shining, he was selected to be in the school Christmas play. It was a Christmas operetta and its theme was the old Christmas story written by Charlotte Ann Johnson of the 8th grade and revised by Irene Sawyers of the 9th grade. Bobby was playing a leading character. on 5 December 1946.6

     Robert was invited to attend a friend's birthday. It was Bryan Hahn's thirteenth birthday. There were a total of seven people at the party. on 27 February 1947.7

     Robert was invited to another party. Bobby was attending a birthday party for Suzanne Gise at her parents home on Buckram Road. There were a total of fifteen people in attendance. on 27 March 1947.8

     Robert was always on the run. He was involved with the "Chef Club" of the Locust Valley school. It was entertaining its mothers night and they were serving turkey dinner. There were a total of nine people in the club. The article left no indication as to how it went. on 22 May 1947.9

     Robert was also involved with the Locust Valley Athletic Club. He, Alfred Magnusson and Mathew Cherico were added as new members. on 26 June 1947.10
     On 3 May 1951 The "Locust Valley Leader" newspaper reads, Arthur Donaldson and Robert Van Dyck left last week for San Antonio, Texas where they will begin their training in the Air Force".11

     Robert was stationed in Alaska as a "Reconnaisance Scout". He was to be there for two years on 16 October 1952.12

      This appears to be a letter from Bobby to the Locust Valley Leader. He indicated he appreciated the newspaper being sent there. And, he enjoyed reading it from front to back. on 30 October 1952.13

     Robert, married Betty Fournier circa 1960.14

     Robert and Betty had arrived at the suggested meeting place (Oyster Bay Library). Seems Betty had told Bobby she thought it was past time to replace the car battery. Well, it seems the battery was still good. (At least till they got to the library). That's when the "heat" really started. As you can see by looking at the picture, Evelyn was (sort of) hinting to Bobby, maybe the one in the back of the SUV was a better one. In any case, a new battery started the car. in July 2006.15 John was on a trip to New York for Jamie's (Walter and Doreen's oldest daughter) wedding. The trip also included a nostalgia and genealogy research venture. Many pictures were taken. There were a few pictures that fell in the memorable class. Here are two of those pictures. on 6 July 2006.15

     Robert Edward Van Dyke died at age 83, on 4 February 2016, at Deleware.16

     Robert's obituary read as follows:
Bob Van Dyke was born on March 26, 1932 in Bayville, New York to Walter and Mary Anne Van Dyke. He has an older sister, Evelyn and two younger step brothers - Walter and John. He joined the Air Force when he was 17 years old and was stationed in Alaska. When he got out of the Air Force he got a job at Grumman Aircraft in Bethpage, New York and worked there until he retired in 1990. He met his sweetheart, Elizabeth Fournier, on a blind date on February 3rd, 1956 and married her one year later on the same day. Bob has 5 children - Bob, Bill, Mary Anne, Tom, and Dennis. He also has 7 grandchildren (in age order) - Scott, Ceejay, Luke, Thomas, Sarah, Billy, and Hannah. His greatest legacy in life was that he became a Christian in 1975 at Grumman and came home and shared his faith with his family. The presence of Christ in his heart changed his life and the life of his family for this life and for eternity. "If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come." 2 Corinthians 5:17. He helped lead a weekly Bible study/outreach in his plant at Grumman at lunch time and at the time he retired, 20 to 30 people were attending. After retirement, he joined the Gideons as the Memorial Bible Chairman, and he and Betty went on many distributions throughout the New York Metropolitan area and Long Island. We, his wife, children, and grandchildren will be ETERNALLY GRATEFUL to him for bringing home the Good News to us - how Jesus wants to have a personal relationship with us, forgiving all our sins, and giving us His righteousness and an eternal home in heaven with Him. We have great joy for him as we KNOW he is with Jesus now, and we will all be together again in the future! As the scripture says: "For I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have died lest you sorrow as those who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who died in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who have died in Christ. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore, comfort one another with these words." 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.1


     Robert Edward Van Dyke was buried at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, Sussex, Deleware.1

See pictures: The Picture Collection May be viewed By Left-Clicking on This Link.

Census

     Evelyn and Robert appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Bayville, Nassau, New York in the household of his father, Walter. The census indicated he was in the third grade.17
Last Edited=22 Apr 2017

Children of Robert Edward Van Dyke and Betty Fournier

Citations

  1. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Information is from Bob's obituary.
  2. [S171] Find A Grave web site, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 158062466.
  3. [S36] Family Photographs , Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins Collection, Pictures supplied by Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins.
  4. [S23] Evelyn (Van Dyke) Collins, "E-Mail Msg.," e-mail to John & Dianne Van Dyke, This is from a treasured selection currently being held by Evelyn. You will understand why, after reading it.
  5. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is from the "Locust Valley Leader" newspaper dated 10 October 1946 It is / was located on page 1.
  6. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is from the "Locust Valley Leader" newspaper dated 05 December 1946 It is / was located on page 5.
  7. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is from the "Locust Valley Leader" newspaper dated 27 February 1947 It is / was located on page 7.
  8. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is from the "Locust Valley Leader" newspaper dated 27 March 1947. It is / was located on page 8.
  9. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is from the "Locust Valley Leader" newspaper dated 22 May 1947. It is / was located on page 2.
  10. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is from the "Locust Valley Leader" newspaper dated 26 June 1947. It is / was located on page 1.
  11. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is from the "Locust Valley Leader" newspaper dated 03 May 1951 It is / was located on page 1.
  12. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This was an entry in the Locust Valley Leader dated 16 October 1952, located on page 1.
  13. [S64] Locust Valley Leader, This is from the "Locust Valley Leader" newspaper dated 30 October 1952. It is / was located on page 4.
  14. [S24] Betty Jo Van Dyke, "The Van Dykes", This information is from reviewing the video DVD.
  15. [S28] "Information provided by compiler", Ancestral File, A visit by John to New York July 2006.
  16. [S6] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Information is from Bob's obituary... Watson Funeral Home 211 S. Washington St.
    Millsboro, DE 19966 Tel: 1-302-934-7842.
  17. [S246] As of April 1, 1940 Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Bayville, New York, Sheet 5 A, line 37 thru 40.

Albert P. Van Dyke1

M, b. 29 January 1837, d. 22 February 1895
Relationships
Great-grandfather of Evelyn Van Dyke
Great-grandfather of Robert Edward Van Dyke
Great-grandfather of John William Van Dyke
Great-grandfather of Walter Carl Van Dyke
     Albert P. Van Dyke, son of Peter Albert Van Dyke and Ruth Hendrickson, was born on 29 January 1837 at Flatlands, Kings, New York.2

     Albert, at age 22, married Charity Denice at age 18, daughter of Henry Denice and Sarah "Surname Unknown", on 19 December 1859 at Canarsie, Kings, New York.3,4

     There were four civil war drafts that included 776,000 individuals in that time. The records contain class, congressional district, county, state, residence, name, age on July 1, 1863, race, profession, married status, birthplace, former military service, and remarks. Albert was listed on the Draft Log. At the time he was living at Flatlands, Kings, New York. The month of registration was in June 1863. He was working as a farmer.5

     Albert P. Van Dyke died at age 58, on 22 February 1895, at Flatlands, Kings, New York. He died from la grippe and secondary cause asthena. (Asthenia: Weakness. Lack of energy and strength. Loss of strength. The word asthenia is not much used in medicine today, although it is a prominent part of myasthenia, a loss of muscle strength.6,7,8,9,10,11

Census

     Albert P. Van Dyke is probably the male age listed under 5 in the household of his father, Peter Albert Van Dyke, in the 1840 Federal Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York.12

     Albert P. Van Dyke appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York, in the household of his mother, Ruth.13

     Albert P. Van Dyke appeared on the 1855 New York Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York, enumerated June 1855,with his mother.14

     Albert P. Van Dyke appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York, in the household of his mother Ruth. Albert was a farm laborer.15 Albert P. Van Dyke, listed as son-in-law, of Henry Denice and Sarah "Surname Unknown", was also in the household on 5 June 1865 at Flatlands, Kings, New York; Henry was working as a shoemaker. His home valued at $1000.00.16

     Albert P. Van Dyke appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York, in the household of his father in law to be, Henry Denice. He was working as a farm laborer.17

     Albert and Charity appeared on the 1892 New York Census of Flatlands, Kings, New York, enumerated 18 February 1892. Albert was listed as a farmer..18
Last Edited=12 Oct 2015

Children of Albert P. Van Dyke and Charity Denice

Citations

  1. [S111] The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, online http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org, Dated Dec 09, 1894, Page 7.
  2. [S10] Brooklyn Genealogy Info Page, online http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/index.html, This information is from web site http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Death/Flatlands/12.html. However, using the 1850 Federal Census, his birth "calculated", 1835.
  3. [S114] New York, Department of Records and Information Services: This "certified" copy of her marriage license was provided by The City of New York, Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, New York.
  4. [S235] Jeanne Van Dyke Pita, "E-mails fromJeanne Van Dyke Pita," e-mail to J. Van Dyke , Starting January 12, 2011 , Provided a copy of several pages from Bible of Charity Van Dyke.
  5. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Copy of Draft Record, Line 1.
  6. [S102] Betty Jo Van Dyke, The Vibrant Van Dyke's, Albert P. Van Dyke born 4 Sep 1837, married 19 Dec 1859, in Canarsie, NY, Charity Denice, born 1840, died 7 Dec 1894. Albert died 22 Feb 1895, Mill Lane, Flatlands, NY, buried: Reformed Cemetary. "A newspaper account after Albert's death stated that he was a highly respected member of the community. His death certiciate states that he was a farmer and died from La Grippe and was asthmatic."
  7. [S10] Brooklyn Genealogy Info Page, online http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/index.html, This information is from web site http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Death/Flatlands/12.html cert 1111.
  8. [S111] The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, online http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org, Brooklyn Eagle 23 February 1895.
  9. [S142] Marriage database, online http://germangenealogygroup.com, certificate number 111.
  10. [S235] Jeanne Van Dyke Pita, "E-mails fromJeanne Van Dyke Pita," e-mail to J. Van Dyke , Starting January 12, 2011 , Provided a copy of death certificate.
  11. [S227] Italian Genealogical Group, online http://www.italiangen.org, Death Certificate # 111.
  12. [S21] Ancestry Web Site, online http://www.ancestry.com, Year: 1840; Census Place: , Kings, New York; Roll: 289; Page: 796; Image: 846; Family History Library Film: 0017189.
  13. [S86] 1850 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, Kings, New York. Marked 23, line 30 thru 33.
  14. [S367] 1855 New York State Census, Provo, Utah, Flatlands, New York, line 15 thru 18.
  15. [S85] 1860 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, Kings, New York, Page 28, line 28 thru 31.
  16. [S370] State Census, New York State, , Flatlands, New York, Page 3, line 45 and line 1 thru 6.
  17. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, New York, page 51, line 26 thru 30.
  18. [S250] State Census, New York State, , Flatlands, New York, Page 5, (far right) line 40 and Page 6, line 1.
  19. [S84] 1870 Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, Flatlands, New York, page 51, line 30.
  20. [S60] Not Available, Baptismal Record: This "certified" copy of her marriage license was provided by The City of New York, Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, New York., 23 May 2005, St. Mary's Church.
 
Compiler: John W. Van Dyke: John and Dianne Van Dyke