Ruth Ann Casadonte's Van Epps Family Tree
Harvey I. Van Eps b.1770-1780, New York, d. 1840-1850, m. Marie Vader ca.1801.
Vader Van Eps b.19 Feb 1808, Schenectady, d. 1892, St. Clair, MI,
Mortimer Van Epps b.Oct/Nov1843, NY, d. 29 April 1876, St. Clair,MI,
Janette Van Epps b. 17 Sept 1876, St. Clair,MI, d.3 Feb 1918, St.Clair,
Katherine McDonald b. 11 June 1904, St. Clair,MI, d. 18 Jan 1993, Midland,
Ann Muhlitner b. 30 Nov 1936, Lansing, Ingham Co.,MI, m. 16 June 1962,
Ruth Casadonte b. 15 April 1963, Midland,MI, m. William Roy Ingold III,
Robert Ingold living in Green Bay, WI
Generation 1 Harvey I. Van Eps b.1770-1780, must have had siblings, but I know none of them. Nor do I know his parentage. His widow, Marie Vader, was born in Herkimer co.,NY and was78 on the 1855 census.
Generation 2 Barnett(Barney) Vader Van Eps b.19 Feb 1808, had as many as 8 siblings. JohnVan Eps, who died 19 Nov 1824 may very well have been a brother, and if he was so was James who signed for infant Sally Van Eps, six months after John's death. Barnett Vader Van Epps' wife Harriet Caswell b.16 Mar 1810 in Litchfield, Herkimer co., d. July 1881 in St. Clair, MI having been married 47 years. Charles Caswell, who lived near them in Lyme, Jefferson Co.in 1850, may have been her father.
3 Barnett Mortimer Van Epps b.Oct/Nov 1843, had older siblings Louisa
M., Charles H., Duane, and Mary Jane and a younger brother, John J.
All of them died quite young without marrying except Louisa M. who married
a widower Charles McMillan and had a son Frank and a daughter, Grace.
4 Harriet Janette Van Epps b. 17 Sept 1876, St. Clair, MI had only one
brother, Charles, two years older. He died of TB without marrying. Harriet
Janette marr. 9 Oct 1901, Charles Edmund
Generation 5 Alice Katherine McDonald b. 11 June 1904, had one sister--Lillian Margaret now Mrs. Robert Gudritz living in California. Lillian had no children. Alice married Walter Frederick Muhlitner, 12 July 1929 n Royal Oak, MI where she was teaching. His parents were Frederick and Olive Adelia Boyd Muhlitner. Walter was b. 2 Sept 1904 in St. Clair, MI and he d.15 Feb 1959 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw co., MI.
Generation 6 Ruth Ann Muhlitner has a twin sister, Mary Alice Muhlitner who married 25 June 1955 to Frank Alvin Stocking. They live in Ann Arbor, MI. They have three children: Frederick Charles Stocking, Paul Foster Stocking, who married Karen Cotch, and Katherine Stocking, who married Ric Lawson.
Generation 7 Susan Ruth Casadonte has two brothers---Matthew David Casadonte and Michael James Casadonte
Generation 8 Kyle Robert Ingold and sister Kara Marie Ingold live in Green Bay, WI.Ryan Cotch Stocking and brother Nathan Cotch Stocking live in Plymouth, MN. And Foster Stocking Lawson lives in Ann Arbor, MI.
Big question-----Is Harvey a diminutive for Harmanus???
I thought Harvey would be easy to trace, but he doesn't show up where I think he should be. However, Harmanus/Hermanus Van Eps is there when Harvey isn't. I know from looking at the I.G.I. at Familysearch,org. that there are many Harmanuses born in Schenectady NY and area in the 1775-1776 time period. My Harvey's birth date would fit one of these births.
Perhaps, my Harvey got tired of being confused with cousins of the same name and age, and decided to move to Herkimer co. ....and even change his name. Is this too big of a stretch?
I know there is a Harmanus Van Eps in Glenville, Sche. in 1830, but this is not mine for he and (his wife?) are too young.
I have looked at the census of 1810, Norway, Herk. and, although the census index says Hermanus J., this middle initial is very definitely an I.
The 1840 Census Index of NY lists Benjamin Van Eps on pg. 600 Jefferson Co., Lyme. But...it isn't Benjamin. I read it as Barnet-my g-g- grandfather who is , again, in Lyme, Jefferson co. in 1850.
premise is that Hermanus I./Harmanus and Harvey I. Van Eps are one and
This is the compilation
of information on Fed. Censuses, an 1817 Tax List, Court
* West Brunswick was formed from Norway in 1823
note: At no time on the census do Harmanus and Harvey appear together
in Norway/West Brunswick, Herkimer co., NY
1. Alice K. McDonald Muhlitner, dau. of Harriet Janette Van Epps McDonald
2. Death and Cemetery Records of St. Clair,St.Clair co., Michigan
Records of New York:
Records of Michigan:
5. 1817 Tax List of Norway, Herkimer Co., NY
Estate Papers of Herkimer co.---for John Van Eps, late of the Town of
Surrogate's Court, Herkimer co., NY---Guardian Papers for infant Sally
Can You Help Ruth Ann find her connection? Are Harvey, Hermanus and Harmanus one in the same?
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