As I'm just getting into this genealogy thing, I hope I can shed some light on the VanDalsems.A few months ago, my father Van passed away.I recently acquired some old photographs of the VanDalsems, including a family portrait of Eliphalet Cole and his wife, Martha Ann.They had 8 surviving children that I know about: Mark Anthony (b 5/6/1861), Luke Ney (b 7/13/1863), Grief Kallula, the daughter (b 1865), Gault (b 5/27/1867), Neal Dow (b 9/13/1869), Paul (b 1871), Pyke (b 6/1/1872) and Ben Bolt (b 3/30/1875). Gault was my great grandfather and he passed away at an early age of about 28 from a rattlesnake bite. His daughter Zella was my grandmother.Zella's mother re-married and I'm in the process of trying to trace these roots as well. I have many old photographs of the VanDalsems and a couple of Martha Ann Kennemer VanDalsem, Eliphalet's wife. I was born John VanDalsem Peterson, but pretty much went by Van as my father's name was Van and this is what I was refered to at an early age. Let me know if i can help out your search in any way.