|Death: ||Dec. 13, 1862|
The following information is from the book "Roar of the Monitors: The Quest for Gold in the Northern Sierra" by Jann E. Garvis (2004):
Index contains John (pg 344, 360) and Mrs. (pg 308, 317) VanWinkle.
Pg 308: An 1863 report from William C. Pond (County Superintendent of Schools) went to St. Louis (a town) to examine teachers and administer Oath of Allegiance. He visited Mrs. Van Winkle's school writing "with which I was very much pleased. The schoolhouse here has been repaired and greatly improved."
Pg 317: A 1905 list of teachers for St. Louis includes Van Winkle, Mrs. - 1863.
Pg 344: Eleanora Van Winkle, daughter of John and Mary Van Winkle, died 13 Dec 1862 at age 15 (buried at Pine Grove Cemetery).
Pg 360: An 1867 list of businesses for Howland Flat includes Van Winkle, John - Farmer
There are only three grave markers known to have existed at Pine Grove, as of 1972, when the site was surveyed by Helen Gould. As of 2006, this cemetery has not been located. Helen initially recorded Eleanora's surname as VanWindle.
Historically, this area is associated with the LaPorte area of Plumas County. The entire LaPorte area used to be part of Sierra County. Today, LaPorte is part of Plumas County. The old settlement of Pine Grove lies within the boundaries of Sierra County.
Pine Grove Cemetery
Created by: Eliza
Record added: Sep 02, 2012
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