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A free monthly electronic newsletter for the VAN BIBBER, VANBIBER,

VAN BEBBER, VANBEBER, VANBABER, VANBEVER

and VANBEVERS families.

Vol. 6 No. 1 - November 2002

Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, of family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. A time for Indian corn, holiday parades, giant balloons and let's not forget the traditional Thanksgiving Day football games.

Here for your viewing in time for the day of thanks is the Van Bibber Pioneers newsletter. As relatives gather to share the traditional meal, I also ask you to take time to share this newsletter with other members of the family.

Our condolence goes out to cousins Cindy Robinson and Laureen Wilkins who lost their father, Clifford Tucker, on the 17th of this month. Our prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss.

I hope everyone enjoys your Thanksgiving Day and the time with your families. Please be safe, especially those traveling long distances to be with your loved ones.

Your Editor,

Gary R. Hawpe

CONTENTS:

  1. New Subscribers -- Address Changes -- Invalid Addresses
  2. Charter Members of the Van Bibber Newsletter
  3. Herman Isaaks Op den Graeff
  4. John Krey
  5. Country Road Led Her Back to Her Roots
  6. Family of Louis Simmons and Margaret A. Van Bibber
  7. Daniel Van Bibber's Eulogy
  8. Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records
  9. California Death Records (Van Bebber) 1940 - 1997
  10. Obituaries
  11. Recent Deaths
  12. Updates
  13. Bits and Pieces
  14. Sound Off

NEW SUBSCRIBERS:

Please help me welcome the new subscribers to the newsletter. All five are from various branches of the family. With the loss of three others, this now puts us at 606 subscribers.

  1. Barry Moravek -- Barrymor@aol.com -- William Van Bebber and Elizabeth Barbee
  2. Brenda Atkins -- mabata@cloh.net -- Robert Keenan and Olive Van Bibber
  3. Creig Sherrin -- cspear454@yahoo.com -- John Fulfer and Mary Van Bibber
  4. Joan Rose -- Aasparagus00@aol.com -- Herman Op den Graeff and Deborah Van Bebber
  5. Loretta Klein -- tlklein@iland.net -- Ezekial Van Bibber and Susan Rice

ADDRESS CHANGES:

  1. Alice Spriggs -- spriggsa@earthlink.net
  2. Kim Good -- kimg810@sbcglobal.net

INVALID ADDRESSES:

  1. Hank Napier -- hedgeln@hotmail.com -- User unknown
  2. Margaret Cole -- muzzpa@webtv.net -- Invalid address
  3. Sharon Wheeler -- pswheeler@mindspring.com -- User unknown

CHARTER MEMBERS OF THE VAN BIBBER NEWSLETTER

Twelve Charter Members of the Family Newsletter

Remain Subscribers after Six Years.

Six years ago this month, Bruce Logan published the first ever Van Bibber Pioneers Electronic Newsletter. This newsletter (Vol. 1, No. 1) had a total of twenty-two charter members who were the first subscribers. Of the twenty-two subscribers, twelve of them are still with us. I have listed their names and their current e-mail addresses:

HERMAN ISAAKS OP DEN GRAEFF

**Herman Isaaks (Imm) [Janson] OP DEN GRAEFF, b. 1642 in Krefeld, Rhenish Prussia, GERMANY, m. **Debra (Imm) VAN BEBBER, 7 May 1691 in Germantown, Philadelphia Co, PA, d. aft. 13 September 1708 in Kent Co, DL, One source says he died 2 May 1704; Another said 1701, Emigrated to America on CONCORD after receiving invitation to do so from William Penn 6 October 1683, Signed petition for naturalization 7 May 1691 in Germantown, Philadelphia Co, PA, Will made (Arch. vol. A51, page 198. Reg. of Wills, Kent Co., Delaware, Liber B, folio 67) - Wife Deborah; children unnamed. Provision that his wife should pay twelve pence in shillings to each of his children as they came of age [Rev. Carl Smith]. Exec'x, wife Deborah. Wits., Derick Keys [Keyser] younger, Reynear Williams, Mark Manlove. 13 September 1708, Will probated 18 December 1708 in Dover, DL

Father: **Isaak Hermanns [Pletgens] OP DEN GRAEFF (1616 - 1669)

Mother: **Grietgen (Imm) JOHNSON (ca. 1620 - 1683)

Spouse: **Liesbet Isaacs (Imm) VAN BEBBER, b. ca. 1643 in Krefeld, Rhenish Prussia, GERMANY, d. 1684 in PA, Also known as Hester Isaaks VAN BEBBER

Father: **Jacob Isaacs (Imm) [Op Den Graeff] VAN BEBBER (1640/5 - 1705)

Mother: **Christina (VAN BEBBER) (ca. 1640 - 1711)

Married bef. 1667 in Krefeld, Rhenish Prussia, GERMANY.

Children:

*Margaret Isaaks [Van Bebber] OP DEN GRAEFF, b. ca. 1667, m. *Peter (Jr) (Imm) [Hendricks] SCHUMACHER, 1697, d. 14 July 1748

**Elsabet [Van Bebber] OP DEN GRAEFF, b. ca. 1679, m. **Peter (Imm) BONN, 1706, d. bef. April 1711

Submitted by Gary Anderson -- gary.anderson@usm.edu

JOHN KREY

**John (Imm) KREY, b. ca. 1677 in Kriegsheim, Pfalz, GERMANY, m. *Helena (KREY), bef. 1710, d. aft. 7 February 1720 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA, Purchased 306 acres in Skippack 18 October 1706, Naturalized 28 September 1709, Petitioned the Court of Quarter Sessions to lay out the Skippack Road - "The petition of the inhabitants of the township of Skippack and several adjacent plantations in said county, humbly showeth, that whereas, in the aforesaid township and neighbor-hood thereof, pretty many families are already settled, and probably not a few more to settle in and about the same. And yet no road being laid out and established to accommodate your petitioners: but what paths have hitherto been used are only upon sufferance, and liable to be fenced up. Therefore, your petitioners, both for the public good and their own convenience, humbly desire an order for the laying out and establishing a road or cartway from the upper end of said township down to the widemarsh, of Farmer's mill, which will greatly tend to the satisfaction of your petitioners, who shall thankfully acknowledge the favor, &c." 2 June 1713 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA, Purchased 400 acres in Mahanatawney (on Schuylkill River) from Lodwick Christian SPROGELL, of Philadelphia. 24 August 1714, Made will (Philadelphia Will Bk. D, pg. 148) - Named wife Sytge; children: Deborah, Susannah, Catherine, Maria, John, William, Peter and Jacob. Letters were granted, only to wife Sytge and Isaac Opdegraf. Executors: Wife Sytge, John Henry Sprogell, Dirk Opdegraf and Jacob Sensenig. Witnesses: Henry Kassell, William Dewees and Isaac Opdegraf. 17 February 1719/20, Will probated 18 March 1719/20

Spouse: **Psyche [Van Bebber] OP DEN GRAEFF, b. 1685 in Germantown, Philadelphia Co, PA, m. **Hupert (Imm) CASSEL, ca. 1721, d. ca. 1742, Other given name is Sytge; other surname is UPDEGRAVE, One source says that mother was Hester and he was born ca. 1685, Buried ca. 1742 in Lower Skippack Mennonite Cemetery, Perkiomen, Montgomery Co, PA

Father: **Herman Isaaks (Imm) [Janson] OP DEN GRAEFF (1642 - aft. 1708)

Mother: **Debra (Imm) VAN BEBBER (ca. 1660 - 1739)

Married ca. 1711.

Children:

**Deborah [Op Den Graeff] KREY, b. ca. 1711, m. **Jacob (Imm) OBERHOLTZER (2), 1728, m. Jacob LANDIS, 1762, d. aft. 1762

*Susannah [Opdengraeff] KREY, b. 1712

*Catherine [Opdengraeff] KREY, b. 1715, m. *Christian (Rev) (Imm) HALDEMAN, d. 12 March 1807

*John [Opdengraeff] KREY, b. ca. 1717, m. *Magdalena HALDEMAN, d. 1746

Submitted by Gary Anderson -- gary.anderson@usm.edu

Isaac VanBibber and Mariah Walraven
    Merritt Grant VanBibber and Mary Axtell
      Marcus VanBibber and Mary Melissa Grishaw
         A. Earl VanBibber and Grace P. Kemp

COUNTRY ROAD LED HER BACK TO HER ROOTS

THE NAMEPLATE is once again hanging on the side of my grandfather's barn. Ever since we moved back to my family's farm in Indiana last summer, I've been wanting to have the sign repainted.

For the past decade or so, the lettering had just barely been visible. Unable to find anyone willing to repaint the sign because of the poor shape it was in, my husband, George, and I decided to tackle the job ourselves.

And now my grandfather's name --- A. Earl Van Bibber --- is readable again….just as it should be, just as it was for so many years.

At my mom's funeral 2 years ago, a dear family friend quietly told me that my mother's death marked the end of an era. She meant that with her passing, the end had also come to another small Midwestern family farm….one that proudly bore my grandfather's name on the barn. My brother, sister and I enjoyed growing up on the farm, but none of us were able to take over operating it.

Purchased in 1919

My grandparents purchased the farm in 1919. My brother and sister have memories of them, but I was only a baby when they both passed away.

It's only in my imagination that my grandparents exist. Yet oddly, I have always felt they had significant place in my heart.

My mother rarely talked about her parents. I think it was because she missed them so much. I knew she loved her mother by her soft, gentle smile whenever I'd ask some silly question about my grandmother. And whenever a neighbor or old friend would mention my grandfather's name, Mother's eyes danced, and her voice became enthusiastic.

From stories I've heard, my grandfather was generally well liked because of his sense of humor and gift of gab. But at the same time, he was a bit opinionated and outspoken.

Perhaps that's a trait I inherited from my grandfather. Over the years, I've learned the hard way that I must bite my tongue, or at least express my opinions in a more tactful manner.

When Mother passed away, we had to decide what to do with the farm. It's a decision with which countless other families have had to struggle. There are sleepless nights, worrying and praying about whether or not to sell it.

Our farm had been in the family for over 80 years, and selling it seemed almost disloyal --- and so final. Once it was sold, that part of our family heritage would be gone.

Nevertheless, we decided to sell the land, and somehow we got through the auction on that cold January day in 2001. We were greatly relieved when a neighboring farmer bought it, rather than a stranger from far away.

As for the farmhouse and outbuildings, my brother and sister didn't really want to own them, but they didn't want to sell the farmstead to anyone outside the family either.

At the time we were living in Tennessee, where George taught at a college. While I had lived the farmhouse since I was a little girl, I didn't know if my husband could find a teaching position in the area.

However, with my brother's and sister's blessings, George and I decided to keep the farmstead and rent out the house. We figured we could always sell it later if necessary.

Prayers Were Answered

After the farm sale, I made the 7-hour drive back to Tennessee with mixed feelings --- a person does a lot of thinking all alone in a car after such an event. I kept telling myself that it was ridiculous to be so emotionally attached to a few acres of Indiana dirt, and that my mother and grandparents would have understood.

Still, there was a deep sense of regret and loss….like a way of life had died. Yes, this was indeed the end of an era.

I also wondered during that long drive back to Tennessee what on earth had I done by keeping an old house we'd probably never get to live in. I realized that George must really love me for allowing me to do so.

During my absence, George had also been doing a lot of thinking about our future, and when I arrived home, he suggested we seriously consider moving to the farm. Over the next few months, we prayed for God's will, and soon George was offered a wonderful teaching opportunity within driving distance of it.

So now we're here on our little farm. These few acres may never be quite as lovely as when my grandparents lived here nearly 40 years ago.

Some features have been altered, and some are gone forever. But each little improvement we make breathes new life into this old place, and each task is done with loving hands.

Grandpa's Oak Tree

We've planted some seedling trees and names them after loved ones. Grandpa's oak is directly in front of the barn, of course. Next spring, we'll plant fruit trees in honor of our three children, Allen, Abigayle and Jacob.

But it is the end of an era. Neither we nor our children will be able to make this a working farm again. If one of them chooses to keep this place, it will be because they take pleasure in living out here.

On the other hand, maybe it isn't the absolute end of an era. Why did my heart call me to raise our family on this little farm? Maybe the era is in a small way continuing with us, and one of our children will someday wish to live here, too.

All around me, I'm reminded of the love and hard work that was invested into my heritage, and I learn from it. I see it in little surprises, like the gunnysacks my husband found in the hog barn labeled with my grandfather's and great-grandfather's names. I'm reminded of that heritage as I see farmers working late into the night in the fields around me.

Sunset and Songbirds

Our decision to move here was a lifestyle choice. Leaving our home in Tennessee meant saying goodbye to friends and giving up some of the conveniences of living in a larger town.

On the other hand, moving to the farm has presented me with glorious sunsets out my kitchen window…sometimes so spectacular that I stop what I'm doing to run outside to take in the whole scene.

Living here means hearing the songbirds and watching geese fly overhead in "V" formation. It's watching neighbors plant their fields and hollering at our dogs to stop chasing the tractors.

It means summer picnics on a blanket under a tree with the kids and watching them run, climb and imagine here on this farm…just as I did when I was a carefree little girl.

Maybe placing my grandfather's name back up on the barn was an attempt to keep an era alive. I know things will never be the same, or perhaps as they should have been. But life is good, sweet and peaceful.

It's fitting Earl Van Bibber's name is on our barn representing a by-gone era. After all, we have much to learn from the past and much to live for tomorrow.

By Melissa Gayle Devendorf

Country Magazine -- October/November 2002

Submitted by Bill Van Bebber -- wvanbebber@earthlink.com

Absalom VanBaber and Francis A. Dickson
   John Green VanBibber and Mary C. Collier
      Margaret A. VanBibber and Louis Simmons

FAMILY OF LOUIS SIMMONS and

MARGARET A. VAN BIBBER

(L-R) Dorothy Louise (bow in hair), Maude Gertrude,

Louis Simmons, Ruby Mae (sitting in lap of Louis),

Robert Annabelle and Margaret Van Bibber Simmons (mother).

Picture taken about 1916.

 

1. Louis Simmons was born 1881 in IL, and died 1926 in MO. He married Margaret A. VanBibber August 28, 1904 in Stoddard Co., MO, daughter of John VanBibber and Mary Collier. She was born June 01, 1886 in Golconda, Pope Co., IL, and died September 1958 in Madrid Co., MO. Both are buried in Park Cemetery, Malden, Stoddard Co., MO.

Children of Louis Simmons and Margaret VanBibber are:

2 i. Josephine Simmons.

3 ii. Maudie Gertrude Simmons, born 1907 in MO; died 1925. She married Mr. Williams.

4 iii. Dorothy Louise Simmons, born 1910 in MO.

5 iv. Roberta Annabelle Simmons, born 1912 in MO. She married Preston Adams January 28, 1933; born November 24, 1910; died April 11, 1989.

6 v. Ruby May Simmons, born 1916 in MO. She married William Krueger.

7 vi. Orienejo Simmons, born October 13, 1921 in MO; died December 10, 1995. She married Raymond Heidel.

8 vii. Louis Simmons, Jr., born 1924 in MO. He married Wanda Comfort.

Submitted by Louise Kuldas -- mimik50@dashlink.com

Peter VanBibber, Jr. and Marguery Bounds
   Mathias VanBibber and Margaret Robinson
      David Campbell Robinson VanBibber and Jane Ann Williams
         John Campbell Robinson VanBibber and Catherine Taylor
            Ira VanBibber and Eliza Jackson
               Daniel VanBibber and Eileen McDonald

DANIEL VAN BIBBER'S EULOGY

Daniel Van Bibber was born February 26th, 1913 at Ta’Tla Mun. He was the second son and fourth child of Eliza and Ira Van Bibber.

Dan lived his early years at Ta’Tla Mun, Sheep Mountain in the McArthur Mountains and Mica Creek. The family traveled to where there was good hunting or fishing. In 1914, Dan’s father built the first home at Mica Creek that would become the homestead for the large Van Bibber family. Dan learned, like all his brothers and sisters, how to live off the land from a very young age. While living at Ta'Tla Mun, he and his older brother Abe, helped their father with the fishing, and they trapped mink and weasels close by the cabin. Dan was five and Abe a year older.

Dan attended boarding school in Dawson City for several years. He enjoyed his school years and was glad that Bishop Stringer talked his dad into sending the kids to school. They traveled down to Dawson on the river. Sometimes, the Van Bibber children would raft down from Pelly to Dawson. Once, there, they would sell the wood for their spending money. Ira’s logic was that there was no point in paying the steamboat fare, when the river was going that way. When the mail came, the Van Bibber children would gather all together and May would read the letters from home. Dan met other children from around the north at school and became familiar with the old timers of Dawson. A favorite past time for young Daniel was to listen to the stories of the old timers sitting in front of the Yukon hotel.

At 15 years old, Dan left school and began trapping. He trapped alone that first winter, with his brother Abe trapping another line. He looked up to his brother who he said, handled the bush life like an old timer.

In Dan’s trapping career, he covered a big part of the Yukon on foot or dogsled or by boat. He trapped and hunted throughout the Selkirk traditional territory as well the traditional territories of the Vuntut Gwichen, Tr’ondek Hwechin, and Kaska. All the brothers trapped the McArthur area and then Dan spent a number of years up in the Porcupine and Nation River area. He trapped alone or with his brothers. Archie and Alex went in the first year, then Archie, Dan and JJ. One year, Archie and Dan killed a big grizzly, whose head was nearly as wide as Dan’s shoulders. Pat and George also trapped with Dan the Nation River area. During those years in the bush, Dan had many adventures and had many close calls. Breaking trail ahead of the dogs, coming through mountain passes with only the wind in their faces to guide the way, making camp when it was 60 below, rafting down swollen rivers in the spring. There are many here today, that can tell a story or two about Dan’s adventures.

Dan was dedicated to his family. And he was a friend to be counted on. He worked hard to make sure his parents and younger siblings were taken care of. He first provided for them, before leaving to join the army.

Dan joined the army in 1944 and was drafted overseas. His brothers Archie and Alex also joined the army. He went to Germany, Belgium and Holland. He signed up for the South Pacific and although he did not get drafted to there, he was on the first draft back from overseas. He landed in New York harbor and watched from the ship as New Yorkers celebrated the return of the soldiers.

After the war, Dan went back to trapping for a number of years before working for wages. Him, JJ, Pat and George tried their hand at running a sawmill but the price of wood was not so good. They all left to work on the highways. They first worked for Keno Hill until the government took over the roads. Dan worked the highways from early 1950’s, until he retired at age 65. He worked as foreman at Stewart Crossing than at Ross River and Tuchitua.

Dan married Eileen MacDonald from Watson Lake and they had two sons, Abe and Bobby. Dan and his family lived in the Watson Lake and Ross River area for many years. They spent much of their spare time in the bush. Eileen shared Dan’s love of the bush. They had a cabin at 89 Mile, hunting and trapping around Francis Lake and the Tungsten Range. In recent years, Abe’s twin girls Danielle and Ta`hyah gave Dan his biggest pleasure. Any mention of the girls and Dan would just light right up. The girls in turn loved their grandpa and they had great fun together.

After Dan retired, he returned home to Mica Creek. He worked for Selkirk First Nation on economic development, housing maintenance and on land claim negotiation. He served on many boards and committees including as a founding member of Dena Naye Ventures and Yukon Indian Development Corporation. Dan was one of the signatories of the Selkirk First Nation Final Agreement.

Dan always lived by the old laws of respect and responsibility. He always set a good example. Dan leaves behind his boys, Abe and Bobby, his granddaughters, Danielle and Ta`hyah. The Van Bibber family: May, Archie, Alex and Sue, JJ and Clara, Pat and Ada, Kathleen and Bob, Lucy, Linch and Bob and sister-in-law Maria. The MacDonald family: Eileen, Lucy and Jimmy, Linda, Janet, John, Peter, Anne Marie and Eddie. And many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews. And so very many friends.

Submitted by Ruby Van Bibber -- Ruby.VanBibber@gov.yk.ca

Note: Daniel died on October 10, 2002

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

GENERAL LAND OFFICE RECORDS

The following are land patents for the state of Missouri located on the Bureau of Land Management website. I have added the names of the Van Bibber patentee's parents for identification purposes.

Patentee Name State County Issue Date Parents

Van Bibber, Gabriel J. MO Ray 10/15/1853 Peter VB & Martha Hunt

Van Bibber, Gabriel J. MO Ray 10/15/1853 Peter VB & Martha Hunt

Van Bibber, Isaac MO Montgomery 6/10/1828 Isaac VB & Sarah Davis

Van Bibber, Isaac MO Montgomery 2/11/1832 Isaac VB & Sarah Davis

Van Bibber, James D. MO Greene 6/01/1859 Joseph VB & Susan Boone

Van Bibber, Noah MO Warren 8/02/1852 Solomon VB & Mary Bryson

Van Bibber, Peter MO Ray 10/15/1853 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

Van Bibber, Solomon MO Warren 11/01/1851 Jacob VB & Sarah Miller

Van Bibber, Solomon MO Warren 1/15/1856 Jacob VB & Sarah Miller

Van Bibber, Taylor MO Dallas 4/21/1900 Merritt VB & Mary Axtell

VanBibber, Alphonso MO Montgomery 9/15/1835 Isaac VB & Elizabeth Hays

VanBibber, Alphonso MO Montgomery 9/15/1835 Isaac VB & Elizabeth Hays

VanBibber, Daniel MO Callaway 8/01/1844 James VB & Jane Irvine

VanBibber, Erwin MO Callaway 10/01/1835 James VB & Jane Irvine

VanBibber, Erwin MO Pettis 5/01/1857 James VB & Jane Irvine

VanBibber, Erwin MO Pettis 5/01/1857 James VB & Jane Irvine

VanBibber, Erwin MO Callaway 10/01/1840 James VB & Jane Irvine

VanBibber, Isaac MO Bates 1/15/1856 Isaac VB & Elizabeth Hays

VanBibber, Isaac MO Bates 1/15/1856 Isaac VB & Elizabeth Hays

VanBibber, Isaac MO Bates 1/15/1856 Isaac VB & Elizabeth Hays

VanBibber, James MO Ray 10/02/1854 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

VanBibber, James MO Callaway 11/07/1837 Peter VB & Marguery Bounds

VanBibber, James MO Ray 9/07/1838 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

VanBibber, James MO Ray 9/07/1838 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

VanBibber, James MO Ray 9/07/1838 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

VanBibber, James MO Callaway 10/01/1840 James VB & Marguery Bounds

VanBibber, Joseph MO Clinton 1/01/1831 James VB & Jane Irvine

VanBibber, Peter MO Ray 8/02/1838 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

VanBibber, Peter MO Ray 8/02/1838 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

VanBibber, Peter MO Ray 9/07/1838 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

VanBibber, Peter MO Ray 9/07/1838 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

VanBibber, Peter MO Ray 9/07/1838 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

VanBibber, William MO Ray 6/20/1836 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

VanBibber, William MO Ray 6/20/1836 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

VanBibber, William MO Ray 9/07/1838 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

VanBibber, William MO Ray 7/28/1838 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

VanBebber, Gabriel MO Ray 12/01/1858 Peter VB & Martha Hunt

VanBebber, James MO Ray 9/20/1839 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

VanBebber, James MO Ray 9/20/1839 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

VanBebber, William MO Ray 5/01/1843 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

VanBeber, Jacob MO Linn 5/10/1848 Peter VB & Ellinor Van Bibber

VanBeber, Vardaman MO Linn 4/01/1856 Jacob VB & Catherine Guthrie

VanBeber, William MO Ray 5/01/1843 John VB & Margaret Chrisman

Q. What's a land patent?

A. Land patents document the transfer of land ownership from the federal government to individuals. Land patent records include the information recorded when ownership was transferred.

Q. What are public lands?

A. The term public land means any lands and interest which title is still vested in the Federal Government. The Secretary of the Interior through the BLM administers those lands within the several states.

Q. What is the Issue Date?

A. The month, day, and year that the President signed the land document. On this document you will also find signatures of officers or employees of the GLO. Beginning June 17, 1948, the authority was delegated to the Secretary of the Interior to issue patents on public lands.

Submitted by Gary R. Hawpe -- GRH9999@aol.com

CALIFORNIA DEATH RECORDS

The following are the twenty two death records for California between the years of 1940 and 1997 whose father's surname name was "VanBebber." Where possible, I have identified their VanBibber lineage.

Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      Peter VanBebber and Martha Hunt
         Gabriel John VanBebber and Mary Stinnett
             John C. VanBebber and Mary Catherine Hannah
                Henry Clay VanBebber and Grace Ellen Morris
                   Lula Bonnell VanBebber and Keith Abram

Last Name: Abram

First Name: Lula

Middle: Bonnell

Birth Date: June 16, 1913

Mother Maiden: Morris

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: F

Birth Place: Missouri

Death Place: Ventura County

Death Date: April 21, 1992

Age: 78 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      William VanBebber and Elizabeth Barbee
         James Henry VanBebber and Elizabeth Jane Baker
            Arval Agustus VanBebber and Julia Florence Watson
               Marvin Earl VanBebber and Ruth Ann Daughtery
                  Nora Bernice VanBebber and Leon Adams

Last Name: Adams

First Name: Nora

Middle: Bernice

Birth Date: November 11, 1929

Mother Maiden: Daughtery

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: F

Birth Place: Oklahoma

Death Place: Kern

Death Date: March 8, 1994

Age: 64 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      William VanBebber and Elizabeth Barbee
         James Henry VanBebber and Elizabeth Jane Baker
            Arval Agustus VanBebber and Julia Florence Watson
               Marvin Earl VanBebber and Ruth Ann Daughtery
                  Marple Lorine VanBebber and _______ Bolerjack

Last Name: Bolerjack

First Name: Marple

Middle: Lorine

Birth Date: November 26, 1926

Mother Maiden: Daughtery

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: F

Birth Place: Oklahoma

Death Place: Tulare

Death Date: August 29, 1983

Age: 56 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   Peter VanBebber and Ellinor VanBibber
      Jacob VanBebber and Catherine Ann Guthrie
         Calvin VanBebber and Barthena A. VanBebber
            William Franklin VanBebber and Eliza Ellen Ramsey
                Bertha Elizabeth VanBebber and George Washington Cleveland

Last Name: Cleveland

First Name: Bertha

Middle: Elizabeth

Birth Date: March 8, 1893

Mother Maiden: Ramsey

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: F

Birth Place: California

Death Place: Mendocino

Death Date: February 23, 1989

Age: 95 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
     William VanBebber and Elizabeth Barbee
         William Franklin VanBebber and Susan G. Craven
            Eva Jane VanBebber and Isaac Davis

Last Name: Davis

First Name: Eva

Middle: Jane

Birth Date: October 23, 1901

Mother Maiden:

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: F

Birth Place: Missouri

Death Place: Los Angeles County

Death Date: March 12, 1981

Age: 79 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      Isaac VanBebber and Mary Martin
         Isaac C. VanBebber and Margaret Catherine Frazier
            Andrew Jackson VanBebber and Nancy Elizabeth Coffey
               Clarence "Buster" VanBebber and Isabell Cline Barnes
                  Barbara Joan "Bobbie" VanBebber and James Andrew Holdaway

Last Name: Holdaway

First Name: Bobbie

Middle: Joan

Birth Date: October 15, 1928

Mother Maiden: Barnes

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: F

Birth Place: Oklahoma

Death Place: Tulare

Death Date: February 16, 1992

Age: 63 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   Peter VanBebber and Ellinor VanBibber
      Jacob VanBebber and Catherine Ann Guthrie
         Calvin VanBebber and Barthena A. VanBebber
            William Franklin VanBebber and Eliza Ellen Ramsey
                Charles Elliott VanBebber and Nina Rennison Taylor
                    Ila Pearl VanBebber and Woodrow Ellis Johnson

Last Name: Johnson

First Name: Ila

Middle: P.

Birth Date: January 1, 1916

Mother Maiden: Taylor

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: F

Birth Place: California

Death Place: Mendocino

Death Date: June 13, 1991

Age: 75 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   Peter VanBebber and Ellinor VanBibber
      Jacob VanBebber and Catherine Ann Guthrie
         Calvin VanBebber and Barthena A. VanBebber
            William Franklin VanBebber and Eliza Ellen Ramsey
                Charles Elliott VanBebber and Nina Rennison Taylor
                   Dora Ellen VanBebber and William Joseph Louwaert

Last Name: Louwaert

First Name: Dora

Middle: Ellen

Birth Date: January 24, 1909

Mother Maiden: Taylor

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: F

Birth Place: California

Death Place: Mendocino

Death Date: April 3, 1950

Age: 41 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      William VanBebber and Elizabeth Barbee
          James Henry VanBebber and Elizabeth Jane Baker
            Arval Agustus VanBebber and Julia Florence Watson
               Crystal V. VanBebber and ________ Scott

Last Name: Scott

First Name: Crystal

Middle: V.

Birth Date: January 16, 1910

Mother Maiden: Watson

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: F

Birth Place: Missouri

Death Place: Fresno

Death Date: November 20, 1986

Age: 76 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      Peter VanBebber and Martha Hunt
         Gabriel John VanBebber and Mary Stinnett
             John C. VanBebber and Mary Catherine Hannah
                Richard Chester VanBebber and Eva Mahler
                   Hazel Christina VanBebber and Terry Simpson

Last Name: Simpson

First Name: Hazel

Middle: Christina

Birth Date: April 16, 1913

Mother Maiden: Mahler

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: F

Birth Place: Missouri

Death Place: San Joaquin

Death Date: November 20, 1986

Age: 76 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      James VanBebber and Elizabeth Betty Yoakum
         Peter VanBebber and Esmerald Maybee
            George Washington VanBebber and Lois Mae Penry
                Helen Mae VanBebber and James Sommerville

Last Name: Sommerville

First Name: Helen

Middle: M.

Birth Date: March 10, 1905

Mother Maiden: Penry

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: F

Birth Place: California

Death Place: Sonoma

Death Date: September 1, 1994

Age: 89 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      James VanBebber and Elizabeth Betty Yoakum
          Peter VanBebber and Esmerald Maybee
             George Washington VanBebber and Lois Mae Penry
                Alvin Wesley VanBebber and Alberta Hilda Hermann

Last Name: VanBebber

First Name: Alvin

Middle: Wesley

Birth Date: September 27, 1901

Mother Maiden: Penry

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: M

Birth Place: California

Death Place: Sonoma

Death Date: July 7, 1951

Age: 49 years

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Last Name: VanBebber

First Name: Bertha

Middle: Ruth

Birth Date: April 18, 1944

Mother Maiden: Patrick

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: F

Birth Place: California

Death Place: Orange County

Death Date: April 27, 1944

Age: 9 days

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      James VanBebber and Elizabeth Betty Yoakum
         William Henderson VanBebber and Sarah Catherine Grimes
             George Alfred VanBebber and Emma J. Eads

Last Name: VanBebber

First Name: George

Middle: Alfred

Birth Date: June 30, 1866

Mother Maiden: Grimes

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: M

Birth Place: Missouri

Death Place: Los Angeles County

Death Date: June 19, 1955

Age: 88 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      James VanBebber and Elizabeth Betty Yoakum
         Peter VanBebber and Esmerald Maybee
            George Washington VanBebber and Lois Mae Penry

Last Name: VanBebber

First Name: George

Middle: Washington

Birth Date: February 22, 1875

Mother Maiden: Maybe

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: M

Birth Place: California

Death Place: Sonoma County

Death Date: May 20, 1958

Age: 83 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      Peter VanBebber and Martha Hunt
         Gabriel John VanBebber and Mary Stinnett
             John C. VanBebber and Mary Catherine Hannah
                Henry Clay VanBebber and Grace Ellen Morris

Last Name: VanBebber

First Name: Henry

Middle: Clay

Birth Date: September 22, 1872

Mother Maiden: Hannah

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: M

Birth Place: Missouri

Death Place: Los Angeles

Death Date: March 4, 1940

Age: 67 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      Isaac VanBebber and Mary Martin
         Isaac C. VanBebber and Sarah McWilliams
            James Nelson VanBebber and Amanda Lewis
               Isabel VanBebber

Last Name: VanBebber

First Name: Isabel

Middle:

Birth Date: November 22, 1889

Mother Maiden: Lewis

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: F

Birth Place: Oklahoma

Death Place: Los Angeles

Death Date: December 31, 1959

Age: 70 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   Peter VanBebber and Ellinor VanBibber
      Jacob VanBebber and Catherine Ann Guthrie
        Calvin VanBebber and Barthena A. VanBebber
           Jacob VanBebber

Last Name: VanBebber

First Name: Jacob

Middle:

Birth Date: April 4, 1868

Mother Maiden: VanBebber

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: M

Birth Place: Missouri

Death Place: Mendocino

Death Date: August 29, 1952

Age: 84 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   James VanBebber, Sr. and Hannah Hoover
      James VanBebber, Jr. and Nancy Ann Ferrill
         James Henry VanBebber and Martha Jane Hicks
            Lillie May VanBebber

Last Name: VanBebber

First Name: Lily

Middle: May

Birth Date: March 24, 1874

Mother Maiden: Hicks

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: F

Birth Place: Illinois

Death Place: Los Angeles County

Death Date: May 24, 1941

Age: 67 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      Peter VanBebber and Martha Hunt
        Gabriel John VanBebber and Mary Stinnett
            John C. VanBebber and Mary Catherine Hannah
               Richard Chester VanBebber and Eva Mahler

Last Name: VanBebber

First Name: Richard

Middle: Chester

Birth Date: October 25, 1877

Mother Maiden: Hannah

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: M

Birth Place: Missouri

Death Place: Yolo County

Death Date: September 24, 1957

Age: 79 years

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Last Name: VanBebber

First Name: Russell

Middle: Bruce

Birth Date: December 16, 1952

Mother Maiden: Smith

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: M

Birth Place: California

Death Place: Los Angeles

Death Date: October 29, 1958

Age: 5 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      Peter VanBebber and Martha Hunt
         Gabriel John VanBebber and Mary Stinnett
             John C. VanBebber and Mary Catherine Hannah
                 Sarah Frances VanBebber

Last Name: VanBebber

First Name: Sarah

Middle: E.

Birth Date: December 29, 1865

Mother Maiden: Hannah

Father Last: VanBebber

Sex: F

Birth Place: Missouri

Death Place: Los Angeles

Death Date: September 1, 1940

Age: 80 years

Submitted by Gary R. Hawpe -- GRH9999@aol.com

OBITUARIES:

John VanBibber and Chloe Staniford
   Miriam VanBibber and John Reynolds
      Van Bibber Reynolds and Elizabeth Buster
         Henry William Reynolds and Hellen MacGregor Whitteker
             James W. Reynolds and Blanche B. Rooke

JAMES W. REYNOLD'S DEATH OCCURRED

YESTERDAY AT HIS HOME AT MALDEN

James W. Reynolds, son of H. W. Reynolds and Helen Reynolds, of this city, and brother of Tom W. Reynolds, clerk at Hotel Ruffner, John P. Reynolds, engineer on the K & M railway, and Mrs. William Lohmeyer, died at his home at Malden at 11 o'clock yesterday after a short illness with typhoid fever. Mr. Reynolds' age was 42 years, and for the past 19 years he has been employed as storekeeper by the Campbell's Creek Coal company.

He leaves a wife, who was the daughter of E. Rooke, of Malden, one son, Frederick, aged 16 years, and a daughter Julia aged 14. At the time of his death he was worshipful master of Salina Lodge, No. 27, A. F. & A. M. under the auspices of which the burial will be conducted. He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias, Red Men and Odd Fellows. The funeral services will take place at the Presbyterian church at Malden at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning and will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. F. L. McCue. Arrangements have been made for a steamer to leave the wharf in this city at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning to take all who desire to attend the funeral. After the services at the church the body will be conveyed to this city on the steamer and interred in Spring Hill Cemetery.

The deceased has many friends in this city and was highly respected by all who knew him. For many years he has been a consistent member of the Presbyterian church at Malden and took great interest in all work of the church.

The Charleston Daily Gazette -- Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia -- March 11, 1899 -- Saturday.

Submitted by Gary R. Hawpe -- GRH9999@aol.com

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Peter VanBibber, Jr. and Marguery Bounds
   Jacob VanBibber and Sarah Miller
      Nancy VanBibber and Moses Haney
         Aaron Haney and Melissa Jane Claypool
            Jessie Ann Haney and Charles H. McGaffey

MRS. CHAS. H. McGAFFEY

Jessie Ann Haney was born in Keosauqua, Iowa, Jan. 25, 1863 and departed this life at her home in Keosauqua Dec. 28, 1924.

She was united in marriage to Charles H. McGaffey Sept. 14, 1879, and to this union were born four children: Stanley L. of Des Moines; Minnie J. of Keosauqua, W. Craig of Omaha, Neb.; and Nellie M. who is traveling in Florida and could not be located in time. She also leaves five brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. McGaffey united with the M. E. Church at the age of twenty. She was a member of the Rebekahs for a number of years, and an ardent church and lodge worker until late years, when failing health would not permit. She was a patient sufferer and trusted fully in God, having expressed her desire often to be at rest.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon by her pastor Rev. P. S. Apfel.

Stateline Democrat, Keosauqua, Van Buren County, Iowa

Submitted by Valorie Richards -- kaptkirk@interl.net

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Peter VanBibber, Jr. and Marguery Bounds
   Jacob VanBibber and Sarah Miller
      Soloman H. VanBibber and Mary Jane Bryson
         William VanBibber and Frances Ann Thoroughman
             Susan Jane VanBibber and Samuel Isaac Stonebarger
                William Dewey Stonebarger and Lettie Fern Good

MRS. LETTIE FERN (GOOD) STONEBARGER

Mrs. Lettie Fern (Good) Stonebarger, youngest daughter of Joseph G. and Lydia (Carver) Good - 58, died Dec. 9, 1961.

She was born Jan.12, 1903 in Clark Co., ILL. At the age of two she moved with her parents to a farm in Warrenton.

After completing her formal education at Central Wesleyan College, she taught in rural schools for 5 years.

On Aug. 16, 1923 she married William Dewey Stonebarger. To this union was nine children, eight of whom survive. Leon of Wright City; Mina ( Mrs. D. J. Gibbs) and Joseph of St. Louis; Eldon James, La Una ( Mrs. Douglas Wyatt) and Roger of Warrenton; and Carol and Ronald of the home. One daughter, Maxine, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, four daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, twelve grandchildren, her mother, Mrs. Lydia Good, a sister, Mrs. Nellie Schowe, two brothers, William and John Good.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12th at the College Methodist Church in Warrenton by Rev. H.L. Wegener. Interment was made at Warrenton Cemetery.

She was 58 years, 10 months and 27 days old.

Submitted by Lura Stonebarger -- lurastonebarger@yahoo.com

RECENT DEATHS:

Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   James VanBebber, Sr. and Hannah Hoover
      Isaac VanBebber and Hannah Long
         George VanBeber and Mary Elizabeth Tinsley
             James VanBever and Mary A. Robbins
                William VanBever and Eliza Jane Carmony
                    Cora Jeanette VanBever and Clifford Franklin Tucker

CLIFFORD TUCKER, 87

HENDERSON, N.C. -- Clifford Franklin Tucker, 87, Henderson, N.C., passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C. A native of Middlesboro, Tucker was the son of the late Atlas Franklin and Mae Ely Tucker. He was a retired manager of Leggetts Department Store after 28 years of employment. After his retirement, he served as host at Holiday Inn of Henderson for 13 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Mary Jenny T. Satterfield and Clara M. Tucker; and four brothers: Billy Boy, Flenor, Harold and Ralph Tucker. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jeanette Van Bever Tucker; two daughters: Lauren T. Wilkins and husband, Larry; and Cindy T. Robinson and husband, Doug, all of Henderson; a son, J. Michael Tucker, Cary, N.C.; two sisters: Colleen T. Barton, Homosassa Springs, Fla.; and Laura T. Jennings, Louisville; five grandchildren: Brad V. Hedrick, Jennie L. Robinson, Sarah M. Robinson and Kellie M. Robinson, all of Henderson; and Chad E. Wilkins, Raleigh, N.C.; a special friend, Sonny Brandon, Henderson.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Flowers Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Frank Sossamon officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. All other times, they will be at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Television Ministries, P.O. Box 75, Henderson, N.C. 27536. Flowers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Obituary courtesy of Shumate Funeral Home of Middlesboro.

Middlesboro Daily News -- Middlesboro, Bell County, Kentucky -- November 19, 2002

Submitted by Gary R. Hawpe -- GRH9999@aol.com

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James VanBibber and Sarah Margaret Bradburn
   John Wesley VanBibber and Polly Jane Roe
     Timothy VanBibber and Dora Etta Shepard

DORA VANBIBBER, 81

Dora Etta VanBibber, 81, of Portsmouth, a former residence of Quincy, Kentucky, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002 in Deaconess Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born Jan. 4, 1921 in Boyd County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late William Scott Shepherd and Sula Caudill Shepherd. She was a housewife and a member of the South Shore Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband Timothy VanBibber, Aug. 10, 1982; also four sisters, Minnie Risner, Minta Newman, Martha Ridout and Rinda Shepherd; seven brothers, Herbert, Hurston, John, Leslie, Arnold, Estel and William Shepherd. Surviving is one daughter, Irene Bryan of Cincinnati; three grandchildren, April Lay, Richard "Rick" Bryan, Jr., and Rosa Biretta; grand-daughter-in-law, Treva Bryan; grandsons-in-law, Art Lay and Paul Biretta; five great-grandchildren, Christine Lay, Jessica Biretta, Dawn, Bethany and Rachael Bryan; and one great-grandson, Elijah Bryan Wright.

Funeral services 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2002 at the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Kentucky, with Garold Vaughn, Minister officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Cemetery, Quincy, Kentucky. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour on Monday.

Portsmouth Daily Times -- Portsmouth, Ohio

Submitted by Jean Van Bibber Murphy -- murphynorjean@hotmail.com

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Hester VanBibber and John Bellville
   Nicholas Bellville and Mary "Polly" Kirk
      James Bellville and Eliza Dille
         Lavina Leticia Bellville and James Franklin Deemer
            Mary Elizabeth Alice Deemer and James Andrew Vickery
               Bertha Mae Vickery and Elsberry Houston Guthery
                  Jimmie Sue Guthery and Rudie William Eady

JIMMIE SUE EADY

Funeral services for Jimmie Sue Eady, 72, of Logan will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2002 at Moss Service Chapel, with burial in Cullman City Cemetery.

Moss Service Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Eady died Friday, Oct. 25 at BMC Princeton in Jefferson County. She was born in Alabama on July 8, 1930 to Elsberry H. and Bertha Mae Vickery Guthery. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include a son, Randy (Pat) Eady; a daughter, Henrietta Vaught; three sisters, Ruth Harbison, Lorene Nixon and Faye Morris; and three grandchildren, Isaac Eady, Michael Vaught and Chad Bailey.

Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Cullman Times Online -- Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama -- October 26, 2002

Submitted by Lem Guthery -- lguthery@yahoo.com

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   Martha VanBebber and George Yoakum, Sr.
       Isaac Yoakum and Mary Davis
          Marcellus Yoakum and Sarah Ann Cawood
             David M. Yoakum and Rachel M. Moyers
                 Almeda Yoakum and William Robert Wylie
                     Lawrence Wylie

LAWRENCE WYLIE

SHAWANEE, Tenn. — Lawrence Wylie, 86, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Claiborne County Hospital. Born March 22, 1916 in New Tazewell, Tenn., he was a member of Arthur Church of God, a veteran of the United States Army, and had worked for Lincoln Memorial University for many years as a grounds keeper. He enjoyed landscaping and working on old cars.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Robert and Almeda Yoakum Wylie; wife, Effie Raby Wylie; brothers, Patrick, Cart, and Hubert Wylie; and sisters, Lenora Davis. Survivors include his caregivers, Otie Lee and Kay Wylie, LaFollette, Tenn., grandson, Michael Hill; and several nieces, nephews, and host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Valley Chapel with the Rev. Woodrow Gilbert presiding. Music will be provided by Stanley Parton, Bo Mayes, and Howard Warwick. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Yoakum Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel, 869-8811, 869-3651, or 626-4249.

The Daily News -- Middlesboro, Bell County, Kentucky -- Tuesday -- November 5, 2002

Submitted by Gary R. Hawpe -- GRH9999@aol.com

UPDATES:

In October's newsletter (Vol. 5, No. 12) I listed the following death record from the California Death Index. At the time I could not identify the Van Bibber lineage of Betty Joann "Jo" Hayes. Her lineage has now be identified with the help of Barry Moravek -- Barrymor@aol.com -- one of our new subscribers for this month. Barry's wife is a niece of Betty Joann "Jo" Hayes.

Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      William VanBebber and Elizabeth Barbee
          James Henry VanBebber and Elizabeth Jane Baker
             Arval Agustus VanBebber and Julia Florence Watson
                Hazel VanBebber and Gilbert Mills Clark
                   Betty Joann Clark and Harry Hayes

Last Name: Hayes

First Name: Betty

Middle: Joann

Birth Date: July 19, 1934

Mother Maiden: VanBebber

Father Last: Clark

Sex: F

Birth Place: Oklahoma

Death Place: Tulare County

Death Date: November 7, 1986

Age: 52 years

BITS AND PIECES:

John VanBibber and Chloe Staniford
   James VanBibber and Lois Reynolds
     John VanBibber

HISTORICAL MARKERS GUIDE: VICTORIA COUNTY, TEXAS

John Van Bibber

Evergreen Cemetery - North Vine & West Red River Streets

Grave Marker

John Van Bibber served in the Texas War for Independence; escaped the Goliad Massacre, 1836.

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Isaac VanBibber and Mariah Walraven
   Merritt Grant VanBibber and Mary Axtell
       Neosho Valley VanBibber and Caddie Bell Hayworth
          Gilbert Hanley VanBibber

Gilbert Hanley Van Bibber

Birth: Nov. 12, 1893

Death: Feb. 22, 1954

Burial:

Los Angeles National Cemetery *

Los Angeles County

California, USA

Plot: 208, 4 RC

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Peter VanBibber, Jr. and Marguery Bounds
   Olive VanBibber and Nathan Boone
   Jemima Boone and Henry Zumwalt
      Nathan Boone Zumwalt and Letitia Admire
         Nathan Boone Zumwalt and America Frances Rust

Groom: Zumwalt, Boon

Residence: Cowlington, IT

Age: 24

Bride: Rust, America

Residence: Cowlington, IT

Age: 20

Date of Marriage: November 2, 1907

Leflore County, Oklahoma Genealogical Records, Volume 3, Marriages, November 1905 - 1907 Page #64.

SOUND OFF:

From: beth@chem.csustan.edu (Beth Perona)
To:
GRH9999@aol.com (Gary Hawpe)

Dear Gary,

Thank you for the information that you published about Wynkoop Warner.

You will certainly be missed as Editor of the "VanBibber Newsletter". You have done a fabulous job! I appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to this. You have always tried to answer any questions that have been given to you, with sincerity, kindness, and compassion. Thank you very much!

All my best to you.

Your cousin, Beth Warner Perona

From: spriggsa@earthlink.net (Alice Spriggs)
To:
GRH9999@aol.com (Gary Hawpe)

Hi Gary,

Sorry to hear you will not be able to continue editing the newsletter but I realize the time involved and appreciate your past efforts.

Regards, Alice Spriggs

From: achickox@dgalight.com (AC Hickox)
To:
GRH9999@aol.com (Gary Hawpe

Dear Gary,

Thank you for the entertaining, thorough and very informative newsletter - your hard work will be missed; please know that your contributions and steady editorial hand have been much appreciated.

AC Hickox

From: dbrown711@juno.com (David Brown)
To:
GRH9999@aol.com (Gary Hawpe)

Gary,

I was terribly saddened that you will be dropping your very heavy involvement, but you have shown to the full circle of Van Bibbers your total dedication. The problem will be, I'm afraid, is that you have done such a fantastic job that few people would want to follow you. The newcomer will be compared to you. What a challenge!

I wish you the best of luck on your new endeavors and have no doubt about your abilities. We will all want to know how you are doing. As you can imagine, I'm a little nervous about the change because of all the special effort you made for me.

I never could have imagined that the Newsletter could develop into such a wonderful project. I join many, many people thanking you for the results that you achieved.

Dave

Van Bibber Website: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~blogan/

The editor reserves the right to edit contributions to the newsletter.
Editor of the Van Bibber Pioneers Electronic Newsletter:
Gary R. Hawpe --
GRH9999@aol.com
Owner of the Van Bibber FTM database -- 46,126 names