My father was Roy Van Tassel 5/20/1920, son of Thomas 3/16/1872 and Emma (also a Van Tassel) 5/10/1883. Their other children were Vincent, Thomas, Ernest and Myrtle. Thomas's father was William 1817 or 1819 and his mother was Aminda Jones 1835. Williams father was John and his mother was Elizabeth (nee Morgan). I am looking for information about William and Elizabeth. According to my Dad, his father Thomas had many brothers and sisters (his dad died when he was 4 yrs old in 1924):
I also think that they where all around Sterling New York and the iron mines in Ringwood, New Jersey. I do know that there were other relatives that worked the zinc mines in Franklin, NJ
I am trying to find history of John Van Tassel and Elizabeth (nee Morgan), the parents of William 1817 or 1819. Dad had always said that the family history could be traced back to Cornelius Van Tassel in New Amsterdam. I somehow remember Dad talking about Thomas Finigan. I do not know if this information is of any help to you? If you can shed any light on my search I would appreciate it.
By the way, my Dad had said that the family name carried 2 "l"'s in Van Tassell and that he dropped the secong one when he entered the Army, but I do not know how true that is. I do know that the birth records of Thomas' family in Sterling, NY were destroyed in a fire way back. I know this to be true from when I was trying to help him verify records when he retired and was trying to register for Social Security.