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Frederick Matthew VanLeuven (Van Leuven), Sr.

Birthplace: Dutchess, New York, United States
Death: Died in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
Place of Burial: Old Pioneer Cem., San Bernardino, California
Immediate Family:

Son of John VanLeuven, Sr. and Mary Ann Pulver
Husband of Lydia Van Leuven
Father of Louisa Chipman; Mary Patience Draper; David Pulver Van Leuven; Orson Hyde Van Leuven; Benjamin Van Leuven and 5 others
Brother of Calvin Van Leuven; Pulver Van Leuven; Elizabeth (Betsey) Roswell; Anne Van Leuven; Benjamin VanLeuven and 7 others

Occupation: farming and stock raising
Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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About Frederick Matthew VanLeuven, Sr.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Robert Wimmer Company (1852) Age 44

Departure: early July 1852 Arrival: 15 September 1852 -------------------- Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Robert Wimmer Company (1852) Age 44

Departure: early July 1852 Arrival: 15 September 1852

Company Information: 230 individuals and about 130 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs).

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Birth: Feb. 14, 1808 Dutchess County New York, USA

Death: Nov. 3, 1876 San Bernardino San Bernardino County California, USA

Son of John and Maryann"Mary""Annie Mary"(Pulver)VanLeuven. Husband of Lydia(Draper) 14 FEB 1827, Kingston, Frontenac,Ontario,Canada. Following there marriage in Canada, where they resided for several years, they moved to Barry,Illionos. One child was born there,Louisa Catherine.The family moved to Atchison County,Missouri. In the spring of 1851 the Frederick Van Leuven family,with 10 children, outfitted with ox and covered wagons left Missouri to begin the long overland journey westward to California. Also in the wagon train were Frederick's mother, Mary, his brother, Benjamin, and Benjamin's eight children.Benjamin's wife had previously passed away. On this trip, Mary Van Leuven, the mother of Benjamin and Frederick, was captured by indians and her clothing was completely torn off her body before she was rescued. Louisa, the oldest daughter was married and was the mother of two children who were also among the members of the imigrant train. The imigrant train arrived in the San Bernardino valley in July of 1851. The Van Leuven's settled in Yucaipa valley and occupied themselves with farming and stock raising for several years. They then moved to a location in East Highlands, where they resided until the death of Frederick. The VanLeuven and Cram families are generally recognized as the first developers of the citrus acreage in the valley. The descendents are still in the area. Father of; Louise VanLeuven David Pulver VanLeuven Mary Patience VanLeuven Orson Hyde VanLeuven Benjamin VanLeuven Sydney Rigdon VanLeuven Hannah Olive VanLeuven Frederick VanLeuven Lydia Fannie VanLeuven Anson VanLeuven

Family links:

  • John VanLeuven (1774 - 1847)
  • Mary Ann Pulver VanLeuven (1768 - 1861)
  • Lydia Draper Van Leuven (1809 - 1893)
  • Louisa Catherine VanLeuven Morse (1828 - 1899)*
  • David Pulver VanLeuven (1830 - 1856)*
  • Mary Patience Draper VanLeuven (1832 - 1913)*
  • Orson Hyde VanLeuven (1835 - 1920)*
  • Benjamin VanLeuven (1838 - 1907)*
  • Sidney Rigdon VanLeuven (1841 - 1911)*
  • Hannah Olive VanLeuven Bermudas (1843 - 1914)*
  • Frederick Mathew VanLeuven (1846 - 1928)*
  • Lydia VanBuren VanLeuvan Wilson (1848 - 1939)*
  • Anson VanLeuven (1851 - 1920)*

Burial: Pioneer Memorial Cemetery San Bernardino San Bernardino County California, USA

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Frederick Matthew VanLeuven, Sr.'s Timeline

February 14, 1808
Dutchess, New York, United States
February 14, 1827
Age 19
Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
June 23, 1828
Age 20
Loughborough Twp., Ontario, Canada
August 19, 1830
Age 22
Loughborough, Canada
February 27, 1832
Age 24
Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
October 20, 1835
Age 27
Loughborough, Canada
August 21, 1838
Age 30
near Dayton, Ohio
February 26, 1841
Age 33
Pike County, Illinois
July 10, 1843
Age 35
Hancock County, Illinois
December 24, 1845
Age 37