Puzzle 3 - July 10, 2000 - William F. VanAuken

Submitted by: Lora4056@aol.com - Lora Van Auken

If anyone has anymore information that might help my line I would greatly appreciate any input.

William F. VanAuken  b. ca April 1829  Middle Smithfield, Monroe Co. PA
d.  March 6, 1905 Lehman Twp, Pike Co. PA


Mary L.                        b.   ca 1841
d.  after 1910 but before 1920


 Charles J. VanAuken   b.  August 13, 1875
d.  April 12, 1919
               Catherine E. Repsher

Almira VanAuken         b.  August 11, 1878
              Marcus Dangler

      Mary L. was married prior to Joseph Walker
           Children from that marriage were
                       Joseph R. Walker  b. 1868
                       Carrie Walker

A copy of a deed states on July 20, 1898 William F. VanAuken purchased a tract of land from Rupert P. Nilis in Lehman Twp.  This Land was then sold to Charles J. VanAuken for $1.00 April 23, 1904.  Charles then sold this land to John C. Snyder Jan. 27, 1910.

In the 1900 Census of Lehman Twp.
     William F. and Mary L. and Charles are living in the #1 residence on the page
      Marcus Dangler and Almira are living in the #2 residence on the page
      John C. Snyder w/ wife Fannie and family and Calvin VanAuken are living in the #7 residence on the same page.

In the Story of the River Road Life Along the Delaware from Bushkill to Milford, Pike County, PA   by William F. Henn

He has an article from the Milford Herald dated August 11, 1892  It is titled Down on the Farm.  It tells about the daughter of William F. VanAuken residing 3 miles below Dingman's being bitten by a Copperhead.

I have a copy of a death certificate that I believe to be William F. VanAuken's of my line.  However, it is written that his place of interment was Delaware Cemetery.  I have searched several times throughout this cemetery I found many VanAukens but not my William.  I have searched all
cemetery records that I am aware of and have not found William.

I am looking for any information that might lead to the parents of William. This is the missing link that I think might lead to my main connection to the VanAuken family line.