Re: Wm Van Ostrand/ Van Nostrand & Adeline in Albion, MI 1870 & 1880 Census.
Thank you for the inf.I am searching for William VanOstrand's son, Seymour, & any descendants.
I, too, believe Wm. VanOstrand was married to Adeline Merriman.
I have the testimony of Seymour VanOstrand.My great grandmother, Carrie M. (Wallin) Brown, had to prove that Calhoun County misspelled her name, in 1879, when she married my great grandfather.Her true name was Carrie M. Wallin, but they spelled it Walling.This is how fussy the government was back in 1898.
Seymour VanOstrand testified for my great grandmother (about her growing up with his grandparent's the Benj. VanOstrand's) & that she lived with the Benj. & Susannah (Crocker) VanOstrand, in Albion, MI.She is listed as "Caroline" VanOstrand in the 1860 Census in NY, before the move to Albion, MI.He testified she was Carrie M. Wallin.
She was orphaned sometime after her birth about 1847 [her parents were Joseph & Susannah (Cook) Wallin] who came to America, from England, about 1845.
I have been curious how she came to be raised by them.A Peter VanOstrand helped write a book about the Michigan Wallin's & I have wondered if my Carrie's parents were related to them somehow or where the VanOstrand's & Wallin's related somehow?
In 1863, her brother, John T. Wallin/g, left the Army on leave from the Civil War & escorted Carrie back to Mentz, NY, to the home of her sister, Mary Ann (Wallin) Christian.After the 1870 Census, Carrie & her sister's family move back to Calhoun County, MI--Fredonia, MI.Horace John Christian & their children, Deforest, Eva, Ida & Hattie Christian.
I have wondered if Dr. Henry VanOstrand took care of her dying parents or if he helped with her delivery & if her mother died, he helped arrange her placement with his parents?I knew Dr. Henry VanOstrand had moved to S.D.
Carrie married in Calhoun COunty, MI, moved to Indiana, then to Doland, S.D.It seems the families stayed in touch, since Carrie was able to ask Seymour to testify.Also, Carrie moved back to MI, after her husband died in 1894, in S.D.
Has there been any record or oral history passed down as to why Benj. & Susannah VanOstrand raised an orphan girl or when she went to live with them?
Just curious.Sorry this is so long.