To simply state the controversey, I contend that Maria VS Eastling was the d.o. Cornelius Van Sicklen of Murray Ontario.Ed Gusman, using his exact spelling illogic, claims her father was Cornelius Van Siclen, as spelled in the bible entry, claiming that the absence of the "k" makes this an entirely different family.Well...Ed was right...her father spelled his surname "VAN SICLEN", or at least his cemetery record so states.I have now before me the Cemetery records of the Van Sicklen Cemetery in Murray, located adjacent to land deeded to an "Ferdinand Van Sicklin"(Cornelius' son) in 1850 following his father's death.Following is the exact excerpt of father Cornelius' burial:
"CORNELIUS VAN SICLEN SR, d. 19 Mar, 1850, age 74"
Next to him is:
"Hannah, wife of CORNELIUS VAN SICLEN SR, died 12 May 1849."
The records were published by Susan Bergeron, Oct 10, 1992, call # 971.357V2, LDS Microfiche 6038536
So, the controversey is now officially dead, even to the satisfaction of the Ed Gusman Exact Spelling Genealogy Method.And by the way, all 3 spellings of the name appear in this cemetery, further showing how ridiculous the exact spelling nonsense is.I shall await Gusman and Norman's apologies.