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VanDusen, John 1838-1915

VANDUSEN

Posted By: Barbara Kamradt (email)
Date: 1/24/2004 at 13:49:34

Death of John VAN DUSEN

The funeral of the late John Nelson VAN DUSEN, pioneer of Sioux City, and former resident of Hinton, was held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the residence, 2103 Hamilton street. Burial was in the Liberty township cemetery.

Mr. VAN DUSEN was 76 years old. He died following an attack of stomach trouble. He had been a resident of Sioux City and Hinton for nearly 50 years.

Mr. VAN DUSEN was born October 4, 1838, at Keeseville, N. Y. when 12 years of he went to Vergennes, Vt. and later to North Troy, N. H. He left for the west when 20 years old, landing at Fond Du Lac, Wis. He enlisted in the First Wisconsin volunteers when the Civil War broke out. He fought in many of the primary battles of the war.

Two years after his arrival in this community he was joined in marriage to Miss Anna MORSE, who arrived from Wisconsin on the first train entering Sioux City. They where married June 21, 1868. They built a log cabin and lived on Pearl street. Several years later they moved to Maple Hill farm, five miles north of Sioux City.

Through the pension agency, Mr. VAN DUSEN locates his brother, Jacob VAN DUSEN, seven years ago. The brothers had not met in 40 years.

Mr. VAN DUSEN is survived by his wife and the following children: Alfred N. VAN DUSEN, Hinton; Mrs. Edna A. SMALL, Firesteel, S. D.; Avery G. VAN DUSEN, Hinton; Mrs. Cora N. NAUERLY,of near Merrill; C. H. VAN DUSEN and Mrs. Mary REUSCHLING of Sioux City. Twenty-four grandchildren also survive. [May 1915]


 

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