Bio: VandeBerg, John Albertus, (1858 - 1929)


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Surnames: VandeBerg, Talcot, Lawrence, Iowa


----Source: Greenwood Public Library, original copy owned by Jean Rolstad


John Albertus Vandeberg (4 Feb 1858, Milwaukee, Wis. - 29 Apr 1929, York Twp., Clark Co., Wis.)

Russel Vandeberg Farm

John Albertus VandeBerg, the first child of Christian and Johannah (Beyers) VandeBerg, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Feburary, of 1858. His parents came from Holland, their native land, to America in a 9-week ocean voyage. From Milwaukee, the family moved to Fond du Lac county where John and their other children grew up.
John worked on farms and in the woods. In May of 1882, he came to Clark County and purchased 60 acres of timber land. That same year, he married Lillian Lawrence, who was born in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Their first house was of logs. They they build a 14' x 16' house. They cleared the land, built a barn and other buildings and also enlarged the house. They lived there until 1922 when they rented the farm to their son, Alvin, and moved to Neillsville.

In 1939, Alvin sold the farm. It changed owners until in 1948, grandson Russel VandeBerg purchased and still owns the 60 acre home farm, besides some adjoining lands. The other parcels of land in this area, now owned by Russel, are part of a tract of land that was purchased from the Fox River Valley Company by Jessie McIntire Lawrence and his wife, Almeda (Benedict) Lawrence, great, great grand parents of Russel. Jessie and Almeda came early to this area, purchased land and later divided it mostly in 60-acre plots among relatives and three of their children, Harass A. Lawrence. Sarah A. (Lawrence) Lindsley, and Jenne Almeda (Lawrence) Rowe.


Family Notes


Lillian Iowa Lawrence was born 11 Jan 1867 and died 30 Nov 1939.  She was married to John Albertus Vandeberg 13 Jul 1939 in York Twp., Clark Co., Wis.


The VandeBerg Family is buried in the York Center Cemetery, York Twp., Clark Co., Wisconsin.


Children of John Albertus and Lillian "Lillie" (Lawrence) VandeBerg

Ruth Vandeberg b: 30 Mar 1901 in York, Clark, WI, US
Ida May Vandeberg b: 7 Jun 1894
Horace Chris Vandeberg b: 22 May 1889 in York, Clark, WI, US
Manley Vandeberg b: Jul 1887 in Clark Cnty, WI, US
Alvin Clifford Vandeberg b: 4 Apr 1885 in Clark Co., WI, US
Carrie Vandeberg


1880 Federal Census, Alto, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 13


John Van Derberg, white American male servant
father's birthplace : Netherlands
mother's birthplace : Netherlands

Household Members
self Mary Talcott F 57 New York, United States
daughter Jennie Belle Talcott F 12 Wisconsin, United States
other John Van Derberg M 22 Wisconsin, United States


1900 Federal Census, ED 34 York town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 9, family 172


John Vanderberg, white, male
marital status: Married
years married: 18
estimated marriage year: 1882
father's birthplace: Holland
mother's birthplace: Holland

Household Members
head John Vanderberg M 42 (Feb 1858) Wisconsin
wife Lillie Vanderberg F 33 Wisconsin
son Alvin Vanderberg M 15 Wisconsin
son Manly Vanderberg M 13 Wisconsin (Jul 1887 - 31 Dec 1904)
sister-in-law Horace Vanderberg M 11 Wisconsin
daughter Ida Vanderberg F 6 Wisconsin


1910 Federal Census, York, Clark, Wisconsin, family 206, pg. 9


John Vandeberg, white, married, male
father's birthplace: Holland
mother's birthplace: Holland

Household Members
self John Vandeberg M 52y Wisconsin
wife Lillie Vandeberg F 43y Wisconsin
son Alvin Vandeberg M 25y Wisconsin (4 Apr 1885 - 22 Oct 1948)
son Horace (Chris) Van De Berg M 20y Wisconsin (22 May 1889 - 18 Sep 1953)
daughter Ida (May) Van De Berg F 15y Wisconsin (7 Jun 1894 - 11 Oct 1970)
daughter Ruth Van De Berg F 9y Wisconsin (30 Mar 1901 - 12 Jan 1990)



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