I know exactly the family you are talking about.First key is to go to the SSDI and see if Van Kuran is a viable name, as opposed to a recordkeepers error.It is.Then, Back to the SSDI to see if any of the "Van Kuran"s match any records under other spellings.One look is all that is necessary.Everyone listed in the SSDI as Van Kuran is a descendant of Isaac Van Kuran of Omaha.Isaac was Baptised "Isaac Vosburgh Van Keuren", b. Jul 24 1815, bt 20 Aug, 1815 Kingston DRC, Kingston New York.(Kingston baptism #10678).Parents were Johannes Mathys Van Keuren and Elisabet Vosburgh.Isaac married Cynthia Carpenter and then removed to Roxbury Massachusetts.Their children were Helen, Andrew, Clarence, Russell, Earl, Arthur J, Mary, and Martha Leonice.Earl(1852) and Andrew(1844) are the only boys I haven't found spouses for.Arthur J and family were still living in Omaha as late as 1918...but at some point ended up in California.most of the SSDI "Van Kuran"s directly connect to Isaac through Arthur J/California.
Johannes Mathys Van Keuren holds an endearing place in American History.On Oct 16, 1777, the British forces landed at Kingston and spent the next 2 days attempting to capture the city - "Battle of Kingston".During the battle, the Van Keuren homes at 138 Green and 84 St James were set fire.Both were damaged, but neither destroyed.Both are still in use today...and on the National Historic registry.As the battle raged in the streets above, and the Brits were making their failed attempt at destroying the Green St home, Elisabet Bras, wife of Mathys Van Keuren, was in the basement giving birth to son Johannes, b. Oct 17, 1777.But the story goes a bit farther.The Green St home was originally owned by Tjerck Van Keuren(built 1682).Tjerck's grandson, Garret, owned it in 1777.Tjerck's son Matheus(aka Matthew) forged the the links to the "Great Chain Blockade" of the Hudson River(Fort Montgomery) at his foundry on SpeckZynKill, and loaded same at the docks of the village he founded - Van Keurens, New York(south of Poughkeepsie).When the Brits broke the blockade, they first destroyed the village and foundry.They spared the home, probably because Matthew had sold it to Theophilis Anthony in Jan, 1777, so it was no longer a Van Keuren Home. They then sailed to Kingston and attempted to destroy all Van Keuren homes found in that area.32 Van Keurens served against the British, including Isaac's grandfather.
A little wordy, but a lot of history.Hope this helps some.I didn't find and "Albert J" in the census records I have, but do have "Arthur J", Isaac's son.Perhaps this is who you meant?