Randy - This is a very puzzling message.But then, aren't a lot of genealogical communications?
My family normally spelled their name Van Voltenburg, or some variation -- Vanvoltinbergh, Vanvaltinburg, etc. -- but never went with the "K" spelling -- Van Valkin(g)burg.For some years, some of the children shortened the name to Van.Peter shows up in various documents both ways.I've always figured they tied into the Val Valkinburgs, but I don't know how.
I have Peter's marriage record to Lydia Holt on 15 May 1854 in Jones Co, IA.Though admittedly it's not the original, but the transcription on the Jones Co GenWeb page.(The DAR's index said "Peter Nambottenberg" and "Sylvia Holt"!)
Why do you say he married Lucinda, then her parents took her and the son back to Illinois, where "he" married Julia O'Mara?Do you mean Peter married Julia, or Peter and Lucinda's son married Julia?
And if Peter and Lucinda married in Indiana in 1848, how could he be marrying Lydia in Iowa in 1854?Did Peter and Lucinda divorce, or did she die?
But Jacob VV is definitely my line.I've got the same info you have.I've been researching Joseph a bit lately.I see that I posted the message you replied to in 2004. Recently I took a trip and found Joseph's death date and his Civil War service info and have sent away for his pension records.
I'm descended from Peter and Joseph's brother, Robert Taylor VV.I, too, have been unable to find a name for Jacob's wife.You mentioned that she's buried in Iowa.Do you know where?My trip was cut short last fall when I broke my foot and had to come home.I'll be going back again next year.I beleive I know where Robert and his wife are buried, but I've never heard where Jacob and his wife are.Probably out on the north 40 somewhere.
In addition to Daniel, Taylor's son William Henry -- also in my descent -- are buried in Griswold, IA, in Flint Cemetery.I WAS able to get there on my trip.William Henry's wife, Esther Ann Lowe, is there, too.Couple of others I don't recall at this time.I beleive Jacob's oldest son, at least to my knowledge, is buried in Wyoming, IA.I mean, whoever he is, he's definitely buried there, but the age is off somewhat, so I'm not positive.
I appreciate the info on the name spellings.I haven't encountered that many variations.
****************** I just took a break and looked at my censuses.I think we may have two different people.My Peter is in Jones Co, in 1850.The census date was 22 Oct, and he was living with his brother Daniel, both presumably unmarried because there wa no one else in the household.Peter was 19.They're living in the same area as Jacob and most of the other children are.I'm going to look up the Illinois census you mentioned as soon as I mail this message.But I've got another instance where one of my ancestors clearly is shown in two households in the same census year -- different counties, same state -- so I know it's possible.I'd appreciate any ideas.