Search billions of records on

Andrew Van Landschoot and unrecognized illegitemate child

Andrew M. Van Landschoot, 78, lifelong resident of Hamilton county, Iowa, died on jan 30th 1962, suddenly. Tuesday afternoon at his home, two miles north of Highview. Funeral services will be Friday morning at 8:15 at the Laufersweiler funeral home in Fort Dodge and at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's church in Duncomb. Burial will be in the Calvary Catholic cemetery at Webster City. The Rev. Edward Hayes will officiate. Rosary will be Wednesday and Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at the funeral home. Mr Van Landschoot was born Sept. 6 1883. the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul Van Landschoot. He attended the rural schools in the Highview community. He farmed for many years in the Highview community. He is survived by Mrs. Isabelle C. Bauman of Geneva, ILL., and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Peter; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Mariga and Miss Lucy Van Landschoot, and his parents. He was buried on 2 February 1962 in Calvary Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa.

30 April 1957 in Hamilton County, notice hereby given, that the undersigned has been duly appointed and qualified as Executor of the estate of Lucy Van Landschoot deceased, late of Hamilton County. All persons Indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims against the same will present them duly authenticated, to the undersigned for allowance, and file in the office of the Clerk of the District Court at the Court House In Webster City, Iowa. Andrew Van Landschoot Executor and R, G Remley, Attorney.10

16 February 1962 NOTICE OF PROBATING WILL To Whom It May Concern: You are hereby notified that there Is now on file In the office of the Clerk of the District Court of Iowa, In and for Hamilton County, an instrument in writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Andrew M Van Landschoot late of said County, deceased: and that at 10:00 o'clock A.M., of the 20 th day of February 1962, has been fixed for the probate of said will, at which time you can appear before the District Court, at the Court House in sold county, show cause, if any there may be, why said will should not bo admitted to probate. Witness my hand affixed at the Court House in Webster City. Iowa, this 31st day of January, 1002 Neva G. Hall.

Clerk District Court. 2-2-9-16-50-1793.11

Genevieve Lavender was born on 10 February 1909 in Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. She died on 15 June 1976 in Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa, at age 67. She was buried on 17 June 1976 in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa.

The only child of Andrew Michael Van Landschoot and Genevieve Lavender was:

William Louis Lavender was born on 15 March 1945 in Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. After deliberating three hours, a district court Jury this week found Andrew Van Landschoot of near Webster City the father of a child born out of wedlock March 15 1945. The decision brought to an end a paternity dispute originally filed in district court here in June of 1946. The child's mother Genevieve Lavender charged that Van Landschoot, on being informed of the birth of the child, conveyed certain real property to a sister with the intent of placing said property beyond the reach of the plaintiff Van Landschoot later denied this. Pending the outcome of the dispute, Judge Dean W. Peisen ordered the clerk of the court to issue a writ of attachment without bond for 10000 dollars. The writ was later reissued by Judge GR Hill after the plaintiff submitted an amendment to her original description of the property. Judge Hill presided at the trial, which began monday Mrs Walter Raven of Webster City acted as jury foreman. Testimony in the case was not open to the public. Judge Hill declared the hearing closed after the plaintiff's counsel Lundy Rusler and Lunds of Eldora, objected to the presence of a newsreporter at the trial. The move is not .. in cases in which children are innocently involved.


William Lavender married Sandra Helton on 27 March 1970 in South Dakotha. He died on 30 June 2008 in Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames, Story County, Iowa, at age 63. William L. Lavender, son of Genevieve Lavender, was born march 15, 1945 at Webster City. He attended Webster City schools. In 1963, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in the National Securities Division and was stationed in the Philippines. On March 27, 1970, he married Sandra Helton at South Dakota. The couple resided at Webster City, where he was employed at Electrolux for 43 years. He retired in 2006. Bill is survived by his wife, Sandy; daughter, Laurie Lavender, Webster City; sons Keith Lavender, Webster City; Rob Lavender and fiance, Rachel Wederquist of Fort Dodge; grandchildren, Beau; Lacey; Dakotah; Harli and Shelby; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1976; sister, Mary Sorenson and nephew, Trent Sorenson.