NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Mathew H. Van Auken, descendant of a New York Dutch ancestor, lived at Stony Creek, Warren county, N.Y. He was a farmer, a Republican in politics, and a Methodist in religion.
He married a daughter of Samuel F. and Esther A. C. Cameron. Her father was born in Scotland and settled in Warren county, N.Y. Her mother was born in Scotland.
(II) Charles Henry, so of Mathew H. Van Auken, was born at Stony Creek, Warren county, N.Y. He was educated in the district schools. He learned the trade of barber, and has a shop at Fulton Chain. He has been a merchant, postmaster at that place for twelve years, and was for two years proprietor of Van Auken's Tavern. His hotel has been recently remodelled and refurnished, making it one of the very best in the Adirondacks.
In politics he is a Republican. He has been prominent in town affairs, a justice of the peace and supervisor, and has served his party as delegate to the Judicial Convention. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity.
He married, May 22, 1895, at Lowville, N.Y., Cecile O. Maurer, born at Beaver Falls, N.Y., Nov. 6, 1868, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Kupfer) Maurer. Her father is a farmer. She has two brothers, Lewis E. and Charles Maurer, and two sisters, Emma and Adelle.
Children of Mr. & Mrs. Van Auken:
Harold Kenneth, born 1897, student in Staunton Military Academy.
Lucille G., born Nov. 11, 1899.
Kathleen Anna, 1902.
Wayland, June 9, 1907.
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