Holyoke, Hampden County, MA, -
checking the city directories for 1889 the following was found -
Does anyone have any connections to these individuals?
*Ernest S. Steele, F.C.Steele & Co 46 Race, bds 144 South, Elmwood
( Elmwood is a section of Holyoke)
*Frederick C. Steele, F. C. Steele & CO. 46 Race, house 144 South
Steele F. C. & Co. - Frederick C. & Ernest S.,
wholesale beef and produce, 46 Race
**Charles E. Van Valkenburg, emp Hol Machine Co. 111 Newton
Levi Van Valkenburg, overseer spinning room Merrick Thread Co. h. 97 Race
*Could either Ernest or Frederick be the fa/bro of Minerva Steele below?
*Is Frederick C. the father of Ernest S.?
**Could Charles E. VV be the son of John C. Van Valkenburg, b.1852- d.1917
who resided in Charlemont, buried in Arms Cemetery, Buckland, Franklin, MA
John C. Van Valkenburg was the brother of my Frances Ada VanValkenburg
Trying my best to link the families to
John Mc Auley Van Valkenburg, (b. 26 Aug 1829 Kinderhook, Columbia, NY,
d. 19 Sept 1912 Buckland, Franklin, MA)
m. Minerva Steele
(b. July 1831 - Uk Place, d. 18 Mar 1904 Buckland, Franklin, MA)
m. intentions filed 23 June 1849, Buckland, Franklin, MA
he was of Colrain, Franklin, MA & she was of Shelburne, Franklin, MA
I know GrGrandma had a reason to name my Grandpa Herman Steele Elmer.
Her maiden name Frances Ada Van Valkenburg b.10 Aug 1855 Buckland d.?
Sources: City Directory, Holyoke, Hampden Co. MA
Arms Cemetery Records, Buckland, Franklin Co., MA
Vital Records, History of Buckland to 1850
Family Bible of Frances Van Valkenburg Elmer (in my possession)
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