I had posted a message on this forum in 2003 concerning the family of Adrian Van Riper of Flat Rock, MI. Someone who had the email address firstname.lastname@example.org had replied to me in 2005 asking for further information. I don't recall whether I had responded to that request, so I tried replying earlier today to make sure. Unfortunately, that email address seems to be inoperative. The reply I tried to send was this:
"I am reviewing some older postings I put on Genforum, and came across the one from 2003 [message #90] where I mentioned Henry Van Riper b 1850 Flat Rock, MI, where his father is believed to be Andrew Van Riper.
The Henry Van Riper I am interested in married into the Van Etten or Vannatten family in Michigan. On one the hand, his father may be Andrew Van Riper [per Henry's death certificate]. No data is available on this person's dates. On the other hand his father could be Adrian Van Riper [1828-1903]. The latter's parents seem to be Henry A Van Riper and Jemima. Henry's dates are 1795 -1842. He died in Flat Rock, where it is believed that the Henry I am interested in was born, so this may be very viable. The parents of Henry A were Adrian William Van Riper [1770 Passaic Co, NJ - 1842 Flat Rock, MI] and Caroline Spier [1775 Passaic Co, NJ - 1834 Flat Rock, MI]."
If anyone recognizes this information, I am interested in correspondence with whomever is interested.