Tag Archives: George W. Van Buren

George Van Buren Draft Record & Headstone

4 Dec

Below is the 1863 record for George Van Buren signing up for the Union draft during the Civil War. George was not drafted but enlisted and fought in the Tenth Michigan Calvary, a Corporal, Company G, from 27 AUG 1864 to 16 JUN 1865.

George Washington Van Buren was the father of Anna Elizabeth Van Buren Ellison.

You will note the other Van Buren’s on the document. Ebenezer was George’s brother, sons of William Van Buren and Amanda Bradley Van Buren. I am not certain who Henry was, born circa 1830 also in New York. Amanda was born in 1816, making it unlikely that she was Henry’s mother.

They are living in Danby, Michigan at this time.



Below is George Van Buren’s headstone in the Soldier’s Plot at the Maple Lawn Cemetery in Boyne City, Charlevoix County, Michigan.



1890 Veteran’s Census- Ellison, Van Buren, Robinson

6 Jun

Benjamin W. Ellison and George W. Van Buren on the 1890 Veteran’s Census in Charlevoix County, Michigan. Also, Benjamin’s brother-in-law Enoch Robinson on the following page.

The comments below the census correspond to the number of the individual above. Note that in 1890 Benjamin was “now nearly helpless”.

You can view this census for free at familysearch.org.


George W Van Buren Family 1900 Census

30 May

George W Van Buren and his wife Emily are living in Melrose Township, Charlevoix County, Michigan as of 2 JUN 1900.

Vanburon, George ~ Head of household ~ White ~ Male ~ Born Apr 1838 ~ Age at last birthday 62 ~ Married ~ Married 38 years ~ Born in Canada. American Citizen ~ Father born in NY ~ Mother born in Vermont ~ Occupation Liveryman ~ Can Read, Write and Speak English ~ Rents Home

Vanburon, Emily L. ~ Wife ~ White ~ Female ~ Born Aug 1844 ~ 55 at last birthday ~ Married ~ For 38 years ~ Had Five Children ~ Four are still living ~ Born in New York ~ Father born in New York ~ Mother born in New York ~ Can Read, Write and Speak English ~

1900 US Census for George W Van Buren Family

1883 Boyne Valley Township, Charlevoix County, MI Tax Assessment

9 Nov

1883 Boyne Valley Township, Charlevoix County, MI Tax Assessement

As transcribed from FHL Film # 2364735 from RG 80-62 Charlevoix County Treasurer Vol 82: Boyne Valley Dates: 1883

© 2011 by Jennifer Ralston Porter

Note: Section Number is listed only one time, even when taxed for same section more than once. Names are transcribed as written on documents scanned to film. Please ask permission to re-print this material.

Page 1
John McKirnan	2
Jerry Taylor	2
August Tromley	2
Andrew A Nowlland	4
George Ford	4
Lonie Barry	4
Patrick B?itt	4
Mrs. L. Hammer	4
Enoch K. Robinson	6
Herman Seiler	6
Anthony Jeppeson	6, 15
Page 2
Geo C Leddiff	6
Emma L LeCleor	6
Hiram Wright	6, 15
Michael Nebel	7
Hulda Lischnevsky	7
Hiram A Rothenberger	7
Peter Fred Catten	7
Otto J Kruse	7
Jacob Dietz	7
Frederick Reinhardt	7
Patrick Doyle	8
Eugene Kyes	8
Hiram Wolford	8, 16
Page 3
Simon S Baringer	8
Hearry F Manning	9
Chas & Wm Steele	9
George Schanglin	9, 17
George Van Buren	9
John Kirschenmann	9
Mr Farmer	10
Wm Rusnell	11
F F Strong 	11
Page 4
Benj W Ellison	12
Mary A Ellison	12
Marshall Magee	12
Sanf H Ward	12, 32, 15
Lyman S Howe	13
Frederick Kritsch	13
John Cramer	14
Jacob Dietz Jr	14
George Kyes	14
John Carmody	14, 15
Wm Howe	14
Page 5
Wilson Phelps	15
John Paskiewicz	15
Lyman R Hastings	15
Mrs Olive J Gager	15, 14
Frank Gruboski	15
Lucretia H Powers	15, 16
Page 6
Lucretia H Powers	15
Harry H Powers	15
Jos H Powers	15
Edna L Powers	15
Page 7
A D Carpenter or Owner Unknown	32
Oscar H Marsh	15
J W Barnes	15
Chas W Dutcher	15
L G A Hurd	15
Henry H Eaton	15
John Redpath	15, 10
Sarah Redpath	15, 27, 34
Elizabeth Galster	15
Fred J Galster	15, 17
Page 8
Charles H Horn	21, 16
Christian Knudsen	15
Anna C Holfback	15
Peter Peterson	15
Mears & Austin	15
Wm A Nelson	15, 8
Page 9
Harrison Branch	15, 14
Clarence E Branch	15
Geo H Branch	15
Sidney M Jones	15
Julius A Lane	15
Israel Dawdy	15
Edward McLaughlin	15
James D Mitchell	15
Billia Smith	15
Willis Hurd	15
Page 10
William Nelson	16, 22, 15, 12
John J Galster	17
Wm Galster	17
Wm Kinkel	17
John Hunts & Sons	18
Page 11
Thompson Green & Co	18
Frank P Myers	18, 15
John A Snetman	18
Page 12
John Hansler	20
John Collins	20
Cromwell Magee	20
Henry Collins	20
George Bennett	21
Daniel Paine	22
John Scalley	22
George R LeClear	22
John Hopkins	22
Thomas J Baughman	22
Page 13
Robert Findley	26
Emerald Magee	28
Semantha P Jones	30
Jacob Stoesser	30
Geo W Jones	30
Blood & Meaher	35, 36
Royal Magee	Year 1882 Section 8
	Year 1883 Section 8
Wm Ellis	Year 1882 Section 15
	Year 1883 Section 15
Ends Resident Lands
Non-Resident Lands
Page 1
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	1
Dodge & Phelps	2
Cutman & Rothschilds	2
SF & WC Page	2
D G Peck	2
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	3
Dodge & Phelps	3
Cutman & Rothschilds	3
Geo F Beardsley	3
SF & WC Page	3
Page 2
Wm Hazzard	4
Pierce Kinsella	4
Cutman & Rothschilds	4
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	5
Wm T Addis	5
Geo F Beardsley	5, 6
C V Monroe	6
Eliza A Robinson	6
Catharine S Coan	6
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	7
Geo F Beardsley	8
George Weller	8
John Weller	8
Page 3
Eliza Baxter	8
Geo F Beardsley	9
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	9
John W Baldie	9
Owner Unknown	9
Wm T Addis	10
Cutman & Rothschilds	10
Dodge & Phelps	10
J L Wood	10
Hiram O Rose	10
Page 4
Oscar W Kibbie	11
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	11
Thomas Grafton	11
J M White	12
James S Cypher	13
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	13
Dodge & Phelps	13
H B Childs	13
Frank Huntington	14
Dodge & Phelps	14
John Kressell	14
Jacob Smits	15
Page 5
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	15
Edward H Green	15
Lemuel D Bartholomew	16
Amos Fox	16
Max Spangenburg	17
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	17
Michael Heagney	15
Hastey	15
Pierce Kinsella	15
Page 6
Owner Unknown	19
Feedler & Wuerth	19
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	19
John Rock	19
Sarah A Linsley	20
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	21
H P Christy & Gottanger	21
Dodge & Phelps	21
Geo F Beardsley	21
Page 7
Michael Heagney	22
Ernest W Anson	22
Byron Mason	22
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	23
Cutman & Rothschilds	24
Thomas H Sanborn	24
Wm Sturgeon	24
W J Kilpatrick	24
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	25
W J Kilpatrick	26
Dodge & Phelps	26
Bank of Sheboygan Wis	26
Page 8
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	27
H P Christy & Gottanger	27
Henry Morgan	27
Geo F Beardsley	27
Charles F Freman	27
H P Christy & Gottanger	28
Geo F Beardsley	28
Dodge & Phelps	28
Charles L Ortman	28
Cutman & Rothschilds	28
SF & WC Page	28
Page 9
SF & WC Page	29
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	29
Dodge & Phelps	29
Cutman & Rothschilds	29
H P Christy & Gottanger	29
Owner Unknown	29
H P Christy & Gottanger	30
Owner Unknown	30
H P Christy & Gottanger	31
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	31
Page 10
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	31
Henry Korthase	31
SF & WC Page	32
Dodge & Phelps	32
Wm J Chase	32
Abraham Sanborn	32
Robert Abbot	32
Owner Unknown	32
William Cook	32
Owner Unknown	32
Grand Rapids & Indiana RailRoad	33
Owner Unknown	33
Page 11
Geo F Beardsley	34
Dodge & Phelps	34
W J Kilpatrick	34
H P Christy & Gottanger	34
Walter & Smith	34
Wm Sturgeon	34
Dodge & Phelps	35
Geo F Beardsley	35
Bank of Sheboygan Wis	35
C F Searles	36
H J Kilpatrick	36
End of Tax List
Signed by Enoch K Robinson, Supervisor

G.A.R. Post # 246 Boyne Falls, Michigan

24 Oct

Membership Roster for the John Robinson Post #246

Grand Army of the Republic

Below is information from the Membership Roster for the Union Veterans in Boyne Falls Village belonging to GAR Post #246. It is not a complete listing of all members.

Alphabetical Listing of Charter Members

Dated 25 MAR 1884:

Austin, W J

Branch, Harrison

Dickenson, Monroe

Dutche, CW

Ellison, Benjamin W

Findley, Robert

Harris, WG

Howard, Albert

Hulbert, Thomas J

Leclar, George R

LeClar, Thomas

Magee, Cromwell

Magee, Marshall

Mauri, VR

Mears, William

Roberts, Marden

Robinson, Enoch K

Weedmer, Benedict

Wright, Hiram


The Officers as of 16 APR 1884, alphabetically with position following:

Auston, William G.  SVC (Senior Vice Commander)

Branch, Harrison  CHAP (Chaplain)

Dickenson, Monroe  OD (Officer of the Day)

Findley, Robert  OG (Officer of the Guard)

Harris, William G.  JVC (Junior Vice Commander)

Leddick, George C.  SM (Sergeant Major)

Magee, Marshall  QMS (Quarter Master Sergeant)

Meard, William COMM (Commander)

Myers, Frank  QM (Quartermaster)

Robinson, Enoch K.  ADJ (Adjutant)

Van Buren, George  G (Guard)


This post was organized in 1884 and disbanded in 1900. The post claimed 29 members. 9 are buried in Boyne Falls Cemetery, Section 10 of Boyne Valley (If you are looking on a plat map). One is buried in Downey Cemetery, Section 31 of Chandler Township. One is buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, in Boyne City, Section 2 of Wilson Township.


Members connected to me:

Ellison, Benjamin W.   Pvt.   Company C  16th Michigan Infantry   Boyne Falls Cemetery

Robinson, Enoch K.     Pvt.   Company F   35th Massachusetts Infantry   Boyne Falls Cemetery

Van Buren, George      Pvt.    Company G  10th Michigan Calvary    Maple Lawn Cemetery


Benjamin Walker Ellison’s next door neighbors:

Magee, Marshall           Cpl.   Company G     10th New York Infantry     Boyne Falls Cemetery

Wright, Hiram               Pvt.   Company I      148th New York Infantry    Boyne Falls Cemetery


Source: Flint Public Library owns a copy of the following:

Membership Roster for the John Robinson Post #246

Grand Army of the Republic


Charlevoix County Genealogical Society, reprinted 1995

(copied from original records on file in The Bureau of Records, Lansing, MI)

This can be purchased directly from the Charlevoix County Genealogical Society for $2.50.

Other sources of information about the Grand Army of the Republic:

Library of Congress

Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War

Grand Army of the Republic Library & Museum

George W Van Buren Family 1880 US Census

19 Jul

The George W Van Buren family lived in Selma, Wexford County, Michigan in 1880. George W. Van Buren’s daughter Anna Elizabeth married William A. Ellison. You will note that George was a lumberman at the time.


William Van Buren Family 1850 Census

19 Jul

Here is the William Van Buren family on the 1850 Census in the town of Barre, Orleans County, New York. Their son George Washington Van Buren married Emily Pryer.

Corporal George W Van Buren 10th Michigan Calvary, Company G

21 Jun


Corporal George Washington Van Buren fought from 27 AUG 1864 to 16 JUN 1865 for the Union in the 10th Michigan Calvary, Company G. He was the father of Anna E. Van Buren who married William Arthur Ellison in 1889.
I copied the below from a wonderful new website http://micivilwar.org >> The photo is of GWVB’s regiment’s flag.
Tenth Michigan Cavalry (Guidon) Civil War Battle Flag
The Tenth Michigan Cavalry organized at Grand Rapids between September 18 and November 23, 1863.
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