Biography of Richard Van Dusen
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Van Dusen, Richard, was born in Marion, Wayne county, was educated in the common school and has taught school fifteen years, three of which he taught in the Union School of Palmyra. For the past thirteen years he has been conducting a fruit farm near Marbletown. August 10, 1886, he married Elizabeth Reutchler, of East Newark, and they have one daughter, Mary E., who is a student. Mr. Van Dasen's father, Hiram, was born in Berkshire county, Mass., June 27, 1799. The family moved to Columbia county when he was a boy, where he was educated in the schools of his day. June 30, 1816, he married Maria Crandall, of his native county, and they had eleven children: Maria, Hannah, William, Henry J., Lucinda, Catherine, John H., Margaret, Stephen, Hannah, 2d, and Richard._ Mr. Van Dusen died in 1866, and his wife April 17, 1850. Subject's grandfather, William, was born September 6, 1772. He married Hannah Spencer and had seven children. Mrs. Richard Van Dusen's father, John Reutschler, was born in Germany. He married Mary Schwartz, of his native place, and came to the United States, locating in East Newark. They had seven children. Mr. Van Dnsen was elected assessor in 1892 and is trustee of the district school. He is also a member of Newark Lodge No. 83, F. & A. M., and is a member of the Knights of Honor.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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