Biography of Lawrence Van Vleck
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Van Vleck, Lawrence, was born in Schuyler, Herkimer county, March 17, 1817, and has for forty two years been a continued resident of the town of Butler, having settled first in Savannah in 1842, and in 1852, removed to Butler. His parent; Merinus and Icy Van Vleck, reared a family of ten children in Herkimer county, of whom he is the third son. He married, September 21, 1839, Prudy A., daughter of John and Susan Hughes, of Schuyler, Herkimer county, who has been his faithful companion for more than half a century, and by whom he had eleven children, of whom all are living but the older, Louise, who died during their residence in Savannah,December 18, 1850: Curtis E., Cady L., Susan L., the wife of Alfred Bullock, of Red Creek; Merinus, Harry D., Francis, Emma, now Mrs. N. Pierce, of Granby, N. Y., Ernest, Lawrence, and Allen. The family group is one of which their parents are justly proud, and upon whom no stigma has ever befallen.

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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