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Henry Switzer Van Fleet
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1825
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1925
Yonkers
Westchester County
New York, USA

At the time he died, was the oldest living citizen in Yonkers, NY at 99 years old. His father also had lived well into his 90s. He died at his daughters Lizzie Van Fleet Zehner home 12 St. Andrews Place, Yonkers NY.

He was born in 1825, the second of 6 children of Abraham S. Van Fleet and Sarah Jane Hall Van Fleet. His grandfather was Adrian Van Fleet, whose wife Elisabeth Switser Van Fleet, was where his middle name was derived.

He was married twice, first it appears to a Jane Mussen, who there is relatively little information on. He had two children with Jane, and I believe they divorced, I do not think she passed away as we had earlier expected. His two children with Jane were:
1. Henry Munsen Van Fleet (who later migrated to Texas, it appears many people have trouble locating his ancestral line, and it's understandable, his middle name I think was changed to Munsen, even though his mother's maiden name was Mussen)
2. Lucy Jane Van Fleet Maguire, married Joseph Maguire, buried in New Jersey and linked to this memorial.

He later married Esther (or Hester, or Ester) Flandreau, and had several more children.
3. Richard Walker Van Fleet (married Rebecca Sherwood)
4. Dr. Frank Van Fleet, a noted eye Doctor, who predeceased Henry.
5. Eugene C. Van Fleet(married Mary Pawson)
6. Dr. Milton E. Van Fleet (appears to have never been married)
7. Lizzie Van Fleet (married John or Julius Zehner) Henry passed away at their home in Yonkers.)
8. Herbert Van Fleet (unmarried, later in his 40's moved to and died in West Virginia)
9. James Monroe Van Fleet (appears to have not married-died I think in his 30's, he predeceased Henry.)
10. Florence E. Van Fleet Caye (married George Caye, moved to Detroit, does not appear she had children)

We have been looking for quite a while for where Henry is buried. If anyone has any information on where he may be buried, please email me! 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Abraham S. Van Fleet (1804 - 1892)
  Sarah Hall Van Fleet (1803 - 1873)
 
 Spouses:
  Jane Mussen (1822 - ____)
  Esther Flandreau Van Fleet (1832 - 1891)
 
 Children:
  Henry Munson Van Fleet (1849 - 1901)*
  Lucy Jane Van Fleet Maguire (1856 - 1935)*
  Richard Walker Van Fleet (1857 - ____)*
  Frank Van Fleet (1860 - 1919)*
  Eugene Clifford Van Fleet (1862 - 1943)*
  Milton Edgar Van Fleet (1864 - 1932)*
  Lizzie E. Van Fleet Zehner (1865 - 1947)*
  Herbert Van Fleet (1868 - 1953)*
  James Monroe Van Fleet (1869 - ____)*
  Florence Estelle Van Fleet Caye (1873 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Switzer Van Fleet (1825 - 1925)
  Eleanor Louise Van Fleet (1827 - 1848)*
  John A. Van Fleet (1832 - 1919)*
  Sarah Jane Van Fleet Oakley (1838 - ____)*
  Deborah A. Van Fleet Dunn (1840 - ____)*
  Abraham Van Fleet (1846 - 1868)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: The VanFleets
Record added: Jul 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73295514
Henry Switzer Van Fleet
Added by: The VanFleets
 
Henry Switzer Van Fleet
Added by: The VanFleets
 
 
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To my great great great grandfather on Easter!
- The VanFleets
 Added: Apr. 8, 2012
 
 
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