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Steve Halley from Nebraska. My 3rd Great-grandfather was Cornelius Northrop VanHosen
(1817-1876). He came to Iowa in 1842, but always related on Census documents that he and
his parents were born in New York. He settled on "VanHosen" (which is also the
inscription on his head stone and the spelling all of his children used), but I've
seen it spelled VanHoozen, VanHousen, VanHoesen on other documents over the course of his
life. I am certain he descends from Jan Fransse Van Husum (1608-1667), but I cannot draw
the line back past him because I cannot find his parents or exactly what region of NY he
is from. (I assume the Hudson Valley area.) Can you offer any help or advice?
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