Judson Wheeler Van DeVenter


Judson Wheeler Van DeVenter

Monroe County, Michigan, USA
Death 17 Jul 1939 (aged 83)
Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Burial Dundee, Monroe County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 81881071 View Source

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born on a farm near Dundee, Michigan. He attended Hillsdale College and studied art, then became interested in music. He taught school at the Rankin School in Dundee in 1878. He became famous for writing hymns, his most well known is probably "I Surrender All" which is found in many Methodist hymn books today. He was associated with a Christian school in Florida. Billy Graham remarked that Judson Van DeVenter was an inspiration to him. Judson Van DeVenter is mentioned in a book about Dundee local history, published by Arcadia, on page 94. He is buried at Maple Grove Cemetery at Dundee.

Judson Van Deventer married Malissa Miller, born OH, daughter of Josiah Miller and Ivy. Children: Ivy Cleo Van Deventer, born 1881, died 1902; Paul Dore, born 4 Oct 1888, photographer in Tampa, FL, married 28 Sep 1910 to Frances Irene Junkin and their son was named Judson, born 11 Feb 1913.

OH marriages: Josiah Miller, married 7 May 1854, Allen, OH to Ivie Tipton.
Josiah enlisted in the Union army 12 Sep 1862, CO A OH Infantry, died of disease 15 Oct 1864 at Atlanta, GA. FAG 29217119.

1860 Monroe, Allen, OH
Josiah Miller, 27
Ivy, 26
Mary, 5 (Mary married Wakely Chapman, born abt 1848, MA, died before 1900. Mary was living at Dundee, Monroe, MI in 1900 with her daughters, Myrtie age 21, Bertha age 12 and Lydia Geraldine age 11. Mary was working as a washerwoman. Mary died 1 Aug 1900 at Dundee, MI.)
Malissa Miller, 1

1880 Summerfield, Monroe, MI
Oscar Curtis, 41
Ivy, 43 (second marriage) (FAG 29794724)
Arthur T. Curtis, 1 mo (married 1903 to Mary Frary, daughter of Jesse Frary and Julia.)
Malissa Van Deventer, 21
Judson W. Van Deventer, 24
Josiah W., Miller, 17

1860 Dundee, Monroe, MI
John Van Deventer, 34
Eliza, 30
Virgil K., 8
Judson W., 4
Nelson G., 2

1870 Dundee, Monroe, MI
John V. Van Deventer, 44
Eliza A., 40
Virgil K., 18
Judson W., 14
Nelson G., 12
Fanny F., 5
Rolly wheeler, 60

1910 St. Petersburg, Hillsborough, FL
Judson W. Van Deventer, 54, photographer
Malissa, 51
Dore P., 21, son (married 26 Sept 1910 at Berrien, MI to Irene Junkin.)

1920 St Petersburg, Pinellas, FL
Judson W. Van Deventer, 62
Malissa, 57 (Malissa died 1924.)
Don, 31
Irene, 27 (wife of Dore)
Judson, 7, grandson

Judson, son of John Van DeVenter and Eliza A. Wheeler, married 5 Aug 1925 at Detroit, Wayne, MI to Caroline L. Jackson, born abt 1874, MI, daughter of James J. Jackson and Sarah Adelaide Kent.

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