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 John C. Van Houten

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John C. Van Houten

  • Birth 18 Mar 1818 Westmoreland City, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 11 Jul 1897 Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Battle Creek, Ida County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 19965881

John Van Houten, a Civil War Veteran, was born in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, on March 18, 1818, and he was 79 years, 3 months, and 24 days old. Burial was in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Ida County, Battle Creek, Iowa.

He enlisted in the 148th Pa. Vol. Infantry, Co. K, when the great civil strife broke out he volunteered his service for the defense of the flag and country we all love. He was the son of Samuel (born 1798/1799) and Catharine (Moore) Van Houten born 1796.

He first married Mary Ann Henry (born May 4, 1822), May 12, 1840, to which union 7 children were born, three of whom have gone on before and 4 still live in Pennsylvania. They are Catherine Jane born 1841, Rosanna born 1844, Mary Worden born 1846, Samuel Charles born 1848, Margaret born 1850, Isabella M. born 1851, and infant girl born Sept. 9, 1853.

He was united in marriage the second time to Mary Ann Boyles on June 4, 1854. To this union 7 children were born, 3 sons and 4 daughters, Carlton C. born 1856, Mrs. H. S. Smith, Mrs. P. C. Moller, Hunter C. Van Houten, and John B. Van Houten; a.k.a. Carlton Curtis b. 1856, Nancy Elizabeth b. 1858, Caroline Amanda b. 1859, Ida Clarissa b. 1861, Elmira Candice b. 1863, Hunter Corbett b. 1866, John Bruce b. 1868.

His wife, Mary Ann Boyles, was born Dec. 10, 1822, and d. May 1, 1899.

John has lived in the vicinity of Battle Creek, Iowa, for over 12 years
John C. Van Houten
Birth: 18 MAR 1818 in Pennsylvania
Death: 11 JUL 1897 in Battle Creek,Ida County,Iowa

Father: Samuel Van Houten b: 1798
Mother: Catherine Moore b: 1796

Marriage 1 Mary Ann Henry b: 4 MAY 1822 in Porter Township,Clarion County,Pennsylvania
Married: 12 MAY 1840
Catherine J. Van Houten b: 11 NOV 1841
Roxanna Van Houten b: 4 APR 1844 in Clarion County,Pennsylvania
Mary Warden Van Houten b: 1 JUN 1846
Samuel Charles Wesley Van Houten b: 23 JUL 1848 in Clarion County,Pennsylvania
Margaret Isabella Van Houten b: 9 MAR 1851
Baby Girl Van Houten b: 9 SEP 1853 in Clarion County,Pennsylvania

Marriage 2 Mary Ann Boyles b: 10 DEC 1822 in Pennsylvania
Married: 4 JUN 1855 in Porter Township,Clarion County,Pennsylvania
Carlton Curtis Van Houten b: 24 APR 1856 in Porter Township,Clarion County,Pennsylvania
Nancy Elizabeth Van Houten b: 26 APR 1858 in Clarion County,Pennsylvania
Caroline Amanda Van Houten b: 5 SEP 1859 in Clarion County,Pennsylvania
Ida Clarissa Van Houten b: 29 MAR 1861 in Clarion County,Pennsylvania
Almira Candis Van Houten b: 24 MAR 1863 in Clarion County,Pennsylvania
Hunter Corbet Van Houten b: 14 AUG 1866 in Clarion County,Pennsylvania
John Bruce Van Houten b: 3 MAR 1868 in Clarion County,Pennsylvania


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  • Created by: Conley Wolterman
  • Added: 18 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19965881
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John C. Van Houten (18 Mar 1818–11 Jul 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19965881, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Battle Creek, Ida County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Conley Wolterman (contributor 46883894) .