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Notes for Albert R. VanWinkle

The Family of Albert R. VanWinkle & Margaret Bush

I do not have "for sure" documentation as to who Albert's parents were. I think his parents were Francis Van Winkle, but would love to have proof. There were several VanWinkle families living in Saddle River, NJ at the same time that Albert was who were all descended from Jacob Wallichs Van Winkel (born 1599) who immigrated to America from Holland on the ship King David in 1635. I have also seen his name as Jacob Wallichs, Wallingen or Waling. Jacob first settled on a farm in Rensselaerwyck (NY). He then made an unsuccessful attempt to locate a colony at Fresh River (Connecticut). In 1650 he moved to Manhatten and in 1654 removed to Bergen (Jersey City, NJ) Jacobs childern became interested in the Acquackanonk Patent and founded the Acquackanonk Dutch Reformed Church. At this time they used the surname Van Winkle. Wallington, NJ is named after Walling Van Winkle because he own approximately 1/2 of what is now the town.

Van Winkle, Albert R.
Albert R. Van Winkle m. 13 Apr 1811 Paramus Ref Ch, Margaret Bush
---Source: Westervelt, Bergen County Marriages, Paramus, p. 72

Old Paramus Reformed Church
660 E Glen Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 444-5933

1813 VAN WINKLE ALBERT Bergen County NJ 018 Saddle River July Tax List NJ Tax Lists Index 1772-1822 NJS1a3263907
1814 VAN WINKLE ALBERT Bergen County NJ 017 Saddle River July Tax List NJ Tax Lists Index 1772-1822 NJS1a3263903
1816 VAN WINKLE ALBERT Bergen County NJ 010 Saddle River August Tax List NJ Tax Lists Index 1772-1822 NJS1a3263902

From: Fran Dumas <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 1999 1:51 PM
Subject: RE: [NYFingerLakes-L] Yates County Cemeteries, Volume One for
Benton, NY

>Neither Daniel Thorn nor his wife are buried in Yates County, or at least there is no surviving record or gravestone for them. The only "old" Vanwinkle I find in Benton was a Jacob who is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery on the Torrey-Benton line. This was the churchyard of the Presbyterian Church, to which a lot of formerly Dutch-reformed people went. Jacob died in 1837 at the age of 19, and he was the son of Albert Vanwinkle and Margaret Bush. Margaret was born in 1788, the daughter of Lodowick Bush and Magdalena Visshee, who came here in 1817 from NJ, near Bergen. Margaret's husband died in NJ and she lived with her parents after that. They had three children, all of whom died before the late 1860s, and I don't know whether there was a Hannah among them, though it seems likely, as they were as far as I can tell the only Vanwinkles in Benton at that time.
>Fran Dumas
>Yates County Historian