Lorenzo Van Wagoner obit 20 Aug 1899
|Author: Mary Pardo||Date: 20 Oct 1999 12:00 PM GMT|
|Lorenzo Van Wagoner was born on August 11, 1817
in the town of Malty Saratoga County, N.Y. and died August 20 1899 aged
82 years at the residence of his daughter Mrs. Ida Sanders in West
He came to Michigan with his parents in June 1824 settling in the town of Avon, Oakland County. In October 1834 he removed to the township of Oxford where he lived until his death.
He was married to Mary Van Syckle Dec 27 1842. She was born in Warren Co., N.J. Mar 30 1821 and died October 16 1893. Ten children were born, six of whom are still living. They are: Albert, John and C.J. who resides in this village. Hiram of North Dakota, Warren who is in the Eastern Michigan Asylum of Pontiac and Mrs. Ida Sanders of Oxford township. But two members of his father's family remain, Jams of Ortonville and Erastus of Oxford.
His early years were spent amid the hardships and disappointments of pioneer life in which he developed much of that stalwart manhood, industry and economy that served him so well in after years and which became such a forceful example to all who knew him. he carried through all his years the open generous liberal spirit which characterized the day of his young manhood. His home was what the word means- a place of pleasure, rest and shelter. He loved the home and gave to it his best life and purest love.
His funeral was attended from the Baptist church on Tuesday August 22 and was conducted by Rev. S. Snyder. Thus one by one the old pioneers are dropping away and there will soon be none, in fact there are but few left who settled in this township at the time he did.
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