Lewis Harvey VAN VALKENBURGH

Lewis Harvey VAN VALKENBURGH

Male 1839 - 1921  (81 years)

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  • Name Lewis Harvey VAN VALKENBURGH  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Born 09 Sep 1839  Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Military Between 1 May 1861 and 30 Jun 1863  Paines Hollow, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    VAN VALKENBUROH , LEWIS. - Age, 21 years. Enlisted, May 1, 1861, at Paine's Hollow, to serve two years; mustered in as private, Co. F , June 15, 1861; promoted corporal, date not stated; mustered out with company, June 30, 1863, at Albany, N.Y.
     
    MILITARY - CIVIL WAR - New York 34th Volunteer Infantry Veteran
    MILITARY - CIVIL WAR - New York 34th Volunteer Infantry Veteran
    MILITARY - CIVIL WAR - Veteran
    MILITARY - CIVIL WAR - Veteran
    1880 US Federal Census 19 Jun 1880  Stark, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Page 30 of 30 
    VAN VALKENBURGH, Philip & Family and Lewis & Family
1880 US Federal Census - Stark, Herkimer, New York (page 30 of 30)
    VAN VALKENBURGH, Philip & Family and Lewis & Family 1880 US Federal Census - Stark, Herkimer, New York (page 30 of 30)
    Line 13 - Van Valkenburgh, Philip, M 73
    Line 14 - Van Valkenburgh, Theressa, F 63
    Line 15 - Van Valkenburgh, William, M 46
    Line 16 - Van Valkenburgh, Chas., M 22

    Line 18 - Van Valkenburgh, Lewis Harvey, M 42
    Line 19 - Van Valkenburgh, Elizabeth, F 26
    Line 20 - Van Valkenburgh, Ella, F 8
    Line 21 - Van Valkenburgh, Mary, F 6
    Line 22 - Van…
    1890 Veterans Schedules Jun 1890  Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    VAN VALKENBURGH, Lewis & William - 1890 Veterans Schedule
    VAN VALKENBURGH, Lewis & William - 1890 Veterans Schedule
    Line 4 - VAN VALKENBURGH, William S
    Line 10 - VAN VALKENBRUGH, Lewis H
    1900 US Federal Census 20 Jun 1900  Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Page 20 of 25 
    VAN VALKENBURGH, Lewis H and Family - 1900 US Federal Census - Warren, Herkimer, New York (Page 20 of 25)
    VAN VALKENBURGH, Lewis H and Family - 1900 US Federal Census - Warren, Herkimer, New York (Page 20 of 25)
    Line 68 - Van Valkenburgh, Lewis H, M 60
    Line 69 - Van Valkenburgh, Libbie, F 48
    Line 70 - Van Valkenburgh, Herbert, M 24
    Line 71 - Van Valkenburgh, Grace, F 20
    Line 72 - Van Valkenburgh, Bertha, F 16
    Line 73 - Van Valkenburgh, Harry, M 9
    Line 74 - Van Valkenburgh, Clyde, M 7
    Line 75 - Van Valkenburgh, Harlon, M 4
    Line 76 - Van…
    Photograph Between 1915 and 1921  Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Blowup of Lewis Van Valkenburgh 
    VANVALKENBURGH, Lewis Photograph
    VANVALKENBURGH, Lewis Photograph
    Photograph Between 1915 and 1921  Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    GAR Reunion Photograph 
    VANVALKENBURGH, Lewis - GAR Photograph
    VANVALKENBURGH, Lewis - GAR Photograph
    VAN VALKENBURGH, Lewis - GAR Reunion Photo
    VAN VALKENBURGH, Lewis - GAR Reunion Photo
    This photo is from the Warren Historical Society and the back says it is from 1928 but I know from other pictures that Lewis VV is in the picture and he died in 1921. Also 1928 would be very late for GAR Photo with so many men in it.
    Find-A-Grave Memorial # 1921  Jordanville, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23588772 
    Died 18 Feb 1921  Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Newspaper Article 20 Jun 2003  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Herkimer Regiment' bloodied for Union

    By - The Washington Times - Friday, June 20, 2003

    In June 1861, the 34th New York Infantry, known as the "Herkimer Regiment" because it was recruited in Herkimer County, was mustered into service for two years. It left for Washington in July, was assigned to the 2nd Brigade of Gen. Charles P. Stone's division, and spent the next few months in the vicinity of the capital. In March 1862, it moved to join Gen. George B. McClellan's Peninsula campaign and saw action at Yorktown, Fair Oaks and during the Seven Days Battles.

    At Antietam in September, the regiment suffered its greatest losses -- 150 killed, wounded and missing out of 311. After Antietam, it was engaged at Fredericksburg and at Chancellorsville. The 34th left for home on June 9 and was mustered out on June 30 at Albany, N.Y.

    The identity tag of Sgt. John Johnson of Company K of the 34th New York is typical of Civil War ID tags that were sold to the soldiers. It is brass and has a shield with the words "Against Rebellion 1861" on one side. On the reverse, Johnson stamped his name, rank, company, unit and a list of battles in which he had fought. The inclusion of battles was not common, but it was done by some soldiers who obviously were proud of their service.

    It appears that Johnson had "Fair Oaks, 7 Days Bat's" and "Antietam" stamped, probably buying the tag after Sept. 17, 1862, when the Battle of Antietam was fought. At any rate, he bought it after June 1, 1862, the date of his promotion to sergeant, which is the rank stamped on it. It looks as though he later added "Fredericksburg." You can see that the sutler stamped "Ch," then went back over that with "Fr." The sutler probably started to stamp Chancellorsville, then caught the mistake. Chancellorsville may not have been added because of space limits.

    Who was Johnson? The following information is in his service records (a copy of which can be acquired from the National Archives for most Civil War soldiers if the name and unit are known):

    John Johnson mustered in on June 15, 1861, at Albany as a corporal in Company K, and he gave his age as 24. From June 1861 to April 1862, it is "not stated" whether he was with his unit (not uncommon during this period). He is shown as "present" from May 1862 until his discharge on June 30, 1863, which indicates that he saw combat in all the actions in which the 34th New York was involved during his enlistment.

    Knowing that he was at Antietam enables a visit to one of the sites of his engagements. The 34th has a monument on the field at Antietam. It is on the north end of the battlefield, along a modern road that passes through what was the West Woods, and stands west and north of the Dunker Church.

    The large cloverleaf design on the monument is the symbol of the 2nd Corps in the corps badge system. Corps badges were ordered to be worn by troops in the spring of 1863 by Gen. Joseph Hooker when he took command of the Army of the Potomac. The badges were to develop unit pride as well as to allow fast identification of units by commanders. Although the symbol hadn't been instituted at the time of the Battle of Antietam, the men of the 34th New York were proud of their association with the 2nd Corps and had the badge placed on their monument.

    To know that Johnson was on this same ground is to touch history. In the "War of the Rebellion Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies" is the report of Col. James Suiter, commander of the 34th at Antietam: "[A]rriving at about 20 yards in rear of a school-house, when I discovered the enemy under the hill. I immediately ordered my command to fire, which they did in gallant order." Later he wrote, "Rallying my command, I formed them in line of battle, supporting a battery some 400 yards in rear of the battle-field. ...In this engagement the casualties were 32 killed, 109 wounded, 9 missing."

    Johnson made it through that battle and all the following actions. He went home with the unit, and in October 1891 filed for an Invalid Pension. On this Declaration for Pension, he gave his description at enlistment as 5 feet 6 inches tall, complexion dark, dark eyes, dark hair and that he was a carpenter. His picture has not yet been located.

    He stated that he was born on April 17, 1837, in Little Falls, N.Y. The pension files show that he was married on Nov. 14, 1866, to Cathrine A. Bateman and that they had two sons. He received his pension and lived until July 2, 1913, spending his final years in the National Home for Disabled Soldiers in Tennessee. His wife survived him for another eight years.

    - Joseph Stahl writes from Fairfax 
    Buried Highland Rural Cemetery, Jordanville, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    VAN VALKENBURGH, Lewis Harvey Soldier's Grave
Highland Rural Cemetery, Jordanville, NY
    VAN VALKENBURGH, Lewis Harvey Soldier's Grave Highland Rural Cemetery, Jordanville, NY
    Note: Dates are not Correct on this stone
    Plot: Van Valkenburgh family Plot
    Person ID I03054  Schuler | Ancestors of Betsy Maria Brookman
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2016 

    Father Philip Jacob Scharp VAN VALKENBURGH,   b. 1 Jun 1808, Minden, Montgomery, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1895, Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Theressa LEWIS,   b. Abt 1815, Herkimer County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1887, Herkimer County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 07 Aug 1832  Reformed Duth Church, Herkimer, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Notes 
    • There Wedding Happened on 7 Aug 1832 and the home of Philip Father's Joachin VanValkenburgh's(Innkeeper) House with the witnesses of Bloomfield Usher & Gailord Griswold (Gentlemen of Herkimer).

      Philip (of Herkimer) - 24 Years a Shoemaker f.l. Joachin VanValkenburgh and Gertrude Sharp
      Theresa - 17 Years a Seamstress f.l. Augustus Lewis p.m. & Persis Wright

      Record ID (H.2-206)

      From Index of Reformed Dutch Protestant Church of Herkimer, Volume III, P-Z (1763-1898) at Herkimer Couty Historical Society
      (MAS 5-21-06, Note Original is avialable but not yet obtained)
    Family ID F01141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth MATHISE,   b. 27 Apr 1852, Stark, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1914, Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 03 Mar 1871  Mohawk Reformed Church, Mohawk, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    Children 
    +1. Ella May VAN VALKENBURGH,   b. 8 Mar 1872, Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1931, Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +2. Mary Alice VAN VALKENBURGH,   b. 15 Nov 1873, Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1940, Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +3. Harvey Lewis VAN VALKENBURGH,   b. 31 Jul 1875, Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951  (Age 75 years)
    +4. Herbert Brookman VAN VALKENBURG,   b. 31 Jul 1875, Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1955, Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +5. Margaret Grace VAN VALKENBURGH,   b. 19 Oct 1881, Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1950, Richfield Springs, Otsego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +6. Bertha Agnes VAN VALKENBURGH,   b. 15 Mar 1883, Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1962, Richfield Springs, Otsego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +7. Harry Benton VAN VALKENBURGH,   b. 7 Jul 1890, Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Clyde Earl VAN VALKENBURGH,   b. 23 Dec 1892, Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1978  (Age 85 years)
    +9. Harlon Lee VAN VALKENBURGH,   b. 3 Jun 1894, Richfield Springs, Otsego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1938, Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, Otsego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     10. Pearl Betsey VAN VALKENBURGH,   b. 9 Sep 1898, Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F01131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Sep 1839 - Jefferson County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - VAN VALKENBUROH , LEWIS. - Age, 21 years. Enlisted, May 1, 1861, at Paine's Hollow, to serve two years; mustered in as private, Co. F , June 15, 1861; promoted corporal, date not stated; mustered out with company, June 30, 1863, at Albany, N.Y. - Between 1 May 1861 and 30 Jun 1863 - Paines Hollow, Herkimer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 03 Mar 1871 - Mohawk Reformed Church, Mohawk, Herkimer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 US Federal Census - Page 30 of 30 - 19 Jun 1880 - Stark, Herkimer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1890 Veterans Schedules - Jun 1890 - Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 US Federal Census - Page 20 of 25 - 20 Jun 1900 - Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPhotograph - Blowup of Lewis Van Valkenburgh - Between 1915 and 1921 - Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPhotograph - GAR Reunion Photograph - Between 1915 and 1921 - Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFind-A-Grave Memorial # - http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23588772 - 1921 - Jordanville, Herkimer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Feb 1921 - Warren, Herkimer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Article - Herkimer Regiment' bloodied for Union By - The Washington Times - Friday, June 20, 2003 In June 1861, the 34th New York Infantry, known as the "Herkimer Regiment" because it was recruited in Herkimer County, was mustered into service for two years. It left for Washington in July, was assigned to the 2nd Brigade of Gen. Charles P. Stone's division, and spent the next few months in the vicinity of the capital. In March 1862, it moved to join Gen. George B. McClellan's Peninsula campaign and saw action at Yorktown, Fair Oaks and during the Seven Days Battles. At Antietam in September, the regiment suffered its greatest losses -- 150 killed, wounded and missing out of 311. After Antietam, it was engaged at Fredericksburg and at Chancellorsville. The 34th left for home on June 9 and was mustered out on June 30 at Albany, N.Y. The identity tag of Sgt. John Johnson of Company K of the 34th New York is typical of Civil War ID tags that were sold to the soldiers. It is brass and has a shield with the words "Against Rebellion 1861" on one side. On the reverse, Johnson stamped his name, rank, company, unit and a list of battles in which he had fought. The inclusion of battles was not common, but it was done by some soldiers who obviously were proud of their service. It appears that Johnson had "Fair Oaks, 7 Days Bat's" and "Antietam" stamped, probably buying the tag after Sept. 17, 1862, when the Battle of Antietam was fought. At any rate, he bought it after June 1, 1862, the date of his promotion to sergeant, which is the rank stamped on it. It looks as though he later added "Fredericksburg." You can see that the sutler stamped "Ch," then went back over that with "Fr." The sutler probably started to stamp Chancellorsville, then caught the mistake. Chancellorsville may not have been added because of space limits. Who was Johnson? The following information is in his service records (a copy of which can be acquired from the National Archives for most Civil War soldiers if the name and unit are known): John Johnson mustered in on June 15, 1861, at Albany as a corporal in Company K, and he gave his age as 24. From June 1861 to April 1862, it is "not stated" whether he was with his unit (not uncommon during this period). He is shown as "present" from May 1862 until his discharge on June 30, 1863, which indicates that he saw combat in all the actions in which the 34th New York was involved during his enlistment. Knowing that he was at Antietam enables a visit to one of the sites of his engagements. The 34th has a monument on the field at Antietam. It is on the north end of the battlefield, along a modern road that passes through what was the West Woods, and stands west and north of the Dunker Church. The large cloverleaf design on the monument is the symbol of the 2nd Corps in the corps badge system. Corps badges were ordered to be worn by troops in the spring of 1863 by Gen. Joseph Hooker when he took command of the Army of the Potomac. The badges were to develop unit pride as well as to allow fast identification of units by commanders. Although the symbol hadn't been instituted at the time of the Battle of Antietam, the men of the 34th New York were proud of their association with the 2nd Corps and had the badge placed on their monument. To know that Johnson was on this same ground is to touch history. In the "War of the Rebellion Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies" is the report of Col. James Suiter, commander of the 34th at Antietam: "[A]rriving at about 20 yards in rear of a school-house, when I discovered the enemy under the hill. I immediately ordered my command to fire, which they did in gallant order." Later he wrote, "Rallying my command, I formed them in line of battle, supporting a battery some 400 yards in rear of the battle-field. ...In this engagement the casualties were 32 killed, 109 wounded, 9 missing." Johnson made it through that battle and all the following actions. He went home with the unit, and in October 1891 filed for an Invalid Pension. On this Declaration for Pension, he gave his description at enlistment as 5 feet 6 inches tall, complexion dark, dark eyes, dark hair and that he was a carpenter. His picture has not yet been located. He stated that he was born on April 17, 1837, in Little Falls, N.Y. The pension files show that he was married on Nov. 14, 1866, to Cathrine A. Bateman and that they had two sons. He received his pension and lived until July 2, 1913, spending his final years in the National Home for Disabled Soldiers in Tennessee. His wife survived him for another eight years. - Joseph Stahl writes from Fairfax - 20 Jun 2003 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Highland Rural Cemetery, Jordanville, Herkimer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Census Records
    VAN VALKENBURGH, Lewis H and Family - 1910 US Federal Census - Warren, Herkimer, New York (Page 1 of 24)
    VAN VALKENBURGH, Lewis H and Family - 1910 US Federal Census - Warren, Herkimer, New York (Page 1 of 24)
    Line 3 - Van Valkenburgh, Lewis H, M 70
    Line 4 - Van Valkenburgh, Libbie, F 57
    Line 5 - Van Valkenburgh, Harry, M 20
    Line 6 - Van Valkenburgh, Harlon, M 14
    Line 7 - Van Valkenburgh, Pearl, F 11
    Line 8 - Van Valkenburgh, William S, M 77
    VAN VALKENBURGH, Philip & Family - 1865 NY State Census
Little Falls, Herkimer (Page 87 of 99)
    VAN VALKENBURGH, Philip & Family - 1865 NY State Census Little Falls, Herkimer (Page 87 of 99)
    Line 20 - VAN VALKENBURGH, Philip, M 57
    Line 21 - VAN VALKENBURGH, Theressa, F 48
    Line 22 - VAN VALKENBURGH, Isabel, F 27
    Line 23 - VAN VALKENBURGH, Elizabeth, F 17
    Line 24 - VAN VALKENBURGH, Josephine, F 13
    Line 25 - VAN VALKENBURGH, Charles, M 7
    Line 26 - VAN VALKENBURGH, Carrie, F 1 9/12
    Line 27 - VAN VALKENBURGH, William, M 32*
    Line 28…

  • Sources 
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    2. [S00120] 1850 United States Federal Census, Images reproduced by FamilySearch, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), [database online]., German Flatts, Herkimer, New York.

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      Washington Times

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