Biography of Daniel A. Van Valkenberg
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Van Valkenburg, Daniel A., was born in Canaan, Columbia county, N. Y., in 1810. His parents, Lambert and Freelove (Ellsworth) Van Valkenburg, moved to Erie county in 1830, settling at Tonawanda Creek, and it was there that Daniel began, in a small and limited way, the lumber business which afterwards, under his guidance. assumed such an important place in the history of Erie and Niagara counties, his logging camps and shipping yards being scattered through the western part of the State. His death. which occurred in 1879, was a loss not only to his family, but to his town and townspeople. Charitable and public spirited, his hand was ever ready to aid any enterprise intended to benefit his fellowmen. No religious or educational institution appealed to him in vain, and although living an intensely active life, he was always willing to lay aside his own affairs to take up and further any plan for the benefit of his city or his associates.

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