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Jerry van Rensselaer (#47687144)
 member for 2 years, 6 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo The translations of the header and footer on my family Coat of Arms:
Header: "Neimond Zonder"
"Nobody Without"
Footer: "Omnibus Effulgior"
"We Shine for All"
(Signified by the 'burning basket')

I will gladly update any memorials that I manage as often as needed or transfer them to family members that have been a member of Find A Grave for at least a year. There have been several memorials of my distant relatives that have either simply been given to me or after I requested, they were transferred. I try very hard not to demand of anyone more than I would be willing to do myself. This means if I manage a memorial and someone requests management of it and the member is beyond the great grandparent rule, I ask that you please attempt to demonstrate an actual relationship to the person in question.

There are just a few memorials that I have worked hard on to connect family members and write bios for that I consider 'notable' but would not qualify as 'famous', these precious few will not be transferred to anyone but to the care of Find A Grave, if anyone. I am almost always able to make updates to memorials within just a few days.

I am thankful to those members that have tolerated my sending 2-3 updates in one day as a result of gathering just a bit more information between each suggestion. In kind, please do not hesitate suggesting corrections to the memorials that I manage as often as needed to help maintain fitting memorials for all of those who have left us all too soon.

Current Projects
1) I am looking for 16 van Rensselaers that were in the American Revolution and trying to account for them in a Virtual Cemetery. If you happen across any I am missing, an email with a link to the memorial if there is one, or basic name date info is much appreciated.

2) During WWII on 7 November, 1944 there was a non-combat airplane crash taking the lives of 13 military men. For those who would like to help complete my "1944" Virtual Cemetery, your input is needed. Initial reports indicated recovery of the remains of one. Today I have only 4 listed.
The only information available to me at this time is in the articles pictured in the memorials.

A metaphor seemingly used by only one individual.
"Barely enough to put in a bird's eye"
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Messages left for Jerry van Rens... (76)[Leave Message]
RE: J Stocker
Happy to oblige. My grandfather had a theater not far from the Myrtle.
Added by cartwrightbride on Jun 29, 2014 3:12 PM
13th Generation Fairbanks in America
RE: John V R
You are most welcome. I am privileged to honor the spots "where valor proudly sleeps". Regards.
Added by 13th Generation Fairbanks... on Jun 26, 2014 6:50 PM
Michael V Drachman
RE: H v R
Jerry,, 39809387 is the cenotaph.. Holmes is indeed buried where I sent the edit coordinates... No,, I am not in France,, but have shot the D section at St. Mihiels entirely on a outing for a bunch of Volunteer shots.. so I sorta follow the postings as I work it..

I see your putting up some siblings.. Perhaps your still working them..? If this is old news,, disregard but while I have it in front of me..

Eldest son Nathan B. b1879, Lee C. 1881, Lena, 1883, then Holmes, Clara 1900, Gertie 1905,, relatively speaking, no pun intended..

Added by Michael V Drachman on Jun 26, 2014 1:40 AM
My connection
Her parents are rev William Slaughter and Sarah Samson, Sarah 's parents are David Samson and Sarah Brouse buried at Stockdale Cemetery in Pike Co Ohio. I am not a direct descendant of the Samson's in Pike County Ohio but I do have a perfect y chromesome match with someone who is. I found that obit in the Columbus Dispatch Columbus Franklin Co Ohio. Can you connect to the Samson's in New York
Added by FRANKLIN SAMPSON on Jun 15, 2014 11:45 PM
My Connection to the Van renseullauers
Birth: Mar. 4, 1841
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 1921
Franklin County
Ohio, USA

The Columbus Dispatch
Thursday July 7, 1921
pg 6



rs Clara Slaughter Landon, widow of Dr. Chauncey Perkins Landon, formerly one of Ohio's most widely known physicians, died Wednesday evening at the family residence in Westerville, as the result of heart failure, due to the extreme heat. She had been a semi-invalid for several years and her death while sudden was not unexpected.

Mrs Landon was descended lineally from a long line of Revolutionary ancestry, the Slaughter's who came from Slaughter Manor, Herefordshire, England, to Culpepper and Rockingham Counties, Virginia in 1628, and the Sampson's and Van Rensellauers, original settlers of New York. Her father Rev. William Slaughter, one of the founders of Otterbein College, was a minister in the Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pa. at the time of his death.

At the early date when a college education was rare for women, Mrs Landon took degrees in both arts and music. She wrote much for publications, being for many years a regular contributor to Cincinnati and Columbus newspapers.

Always a wide reader she had made an interesting and valuable collection of Dickensonia as a diversion during her years of invalidism following the loss of her sons, Hal D. Landon, Washington D. C. representive of the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune and Karl E. Landon, state political correspondent of the Cincinnati Enquiror and her daughter, Mrs George L. Converse.

Mrs Landon was widely philanthropic and long held active membership in the Ohio Archeological and Historical Association, The Audubon Society, The Old Browning Club, and the Columbus Arts Association.

She is survived by one daughter, Miss Rowena Hewitt Landon, head of the department of journalism and school publications in the Columbus public schools; four grandchildren Sam Randall Converse of Buffalo N. Y. Miss Helen Converse of Cincinnati; Mrs Barton Griffith Jr of Columbus and Chauncey L. Landon of Washington D.C. Two sisters are also living, Miss Ella Slaughter of Westerville and Mrs Frank H. Houghton of Daytona, Florida.

Funeral services will be held at the Westerville home at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment will be made at Otterbein Cemetery.

Family links:
William Slaughter (1816 - 1875)
Elisabeth Samson Slaughter (1815 - 1894)

Chauncey P Landon (1828 - 1899)*

Hal Darlington Landon (1866 - 1911)*
Rowena Hewitt Landon (1866 - 1927)*
Karl Edward Landon (1867 - 1900)*
Elouise Landon Stillman (1869 - 1907)*

Clarinda Slaughter Landon (1841 - 1921)
Lewis Davis Slaughter (1843 - 1896)*

*Calculated relationship

Otterbein Cemetery
Franklin County
Ohio, USA

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Created by: Roslyn Roisman-Patchi
Record added: May 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89408840
Added by FRANKLIN SAMPSON on Jun 15, 2014 11:40 PM
Bob Collins
RE: Elizabeth Van Rensselaer , Green-Wood
Most, if not all of the Van Rensselaer memorial pages were created "copy and paste" from Green-Wood's online burial search list. There are errors in the list made during transcription, but plenty of errors in the original records. I have seen Van Rensselaer spelled at least 10 different ways on Find-a-Grave. I send in an edit if I post a photo. I can spell it very well by now--but I still find myself doubling the "n" instead of the "s."
Added by Bob Collins on Jun 14, 2014 4:38 PM
Bob Collins
Elizabeth Van Rensselaer , Green-Wood
I could find no memorial stone for Elizabeth Van Rensselaer on the specified lot. All inscriptions on all the VR stones I've seen spell the name correctly, of course, but in all caps (I assume, by correct spelling, you mean "van Rensselaser." So the stones don't help us much. But these folks have shown up in the New York Times often over the years and in the majority of mentions, the name is spelled with a capital V, ie, "Van Rensselaer."
Added by Bob Collins on Jun 14, 2014 4:03 PM
RE: Maria Van Renssleaer
It was actually a change for Jacob Glen in reference to a mistake on where his mother's link was put. I only did Jacob's memorial with a link to his wife whose mother's name is also Maria but Saunders is the maiden name.

So I'm not sure where the mistake is on my part. If you click on the link under Jacob for spouse, it brings you to the memorial Michael Bernstein set up for her.

Here's a copy of your request from January.


Find A Grave contributor Jerry van has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Jacob Glen.
Link to memorial:
Link to contributor profile:
Email address of contributor:

Their suggestion:

Note: The linked memorial currently has a mistake pending correction.
It shows her mothers memorial number was incorrectly input to spouse field.

I hope this helps. Let me know.
Added by Sharon on May 18, 2014 4:57 PM
Maria Van Renssleaer

I'm sorry for getting back to you so late but I've been in school so I haven't been doing much with Find-a-Grave until recently. I checked my memorial and I only linked her name to Jacob's because someone else had already done hers--Michael Bernstein.

I hope this helps you get it corrected. Let me know; I will try to get back to you sooner this time if needed.

Added by Sharon on May 18, 2014 3:36 PM
Gen Henry Killiaen Van Rensselaer
I didn't realize there was more than one, nor that you had a photo request for him. As soon as I realized my mistake, I deleted the photos. I did add the one to the page for Henry Van Rensselear in Randolph Cemetery. Sorry.
Added by CABrown on May 07, 2014 2:26 PM
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