I am searching for a missing link. Anyone having heard the name John Van Giesen born in New Jersey. Do not know a wife's name. Sired at least 2 children one of which is Thomas Van Giesen married Rhoda Crane and then settled in Pennsylvania along with father John. I'm guessing that Thomas' mother passed away,but not sure. I believe that a fellow family researcher recorded John was aged about 80 at time of death which was in 1843,have info. on family cemetery marker in Pa. It is also recorded that John was of Quaker Faith,just haven't been able to find anything definitive abt. John and a spouse. This has been a thorn in my side for some time now,one of my elusive ancestor's. Many Van Giesen ancestors are well documented but drop off about mid 1700's where many branched out. Thanks in advance for any help.