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Notes for John VAN GUNDY


Residences & events:

1830 Buffalo Twp, Union Co, PA. At census time John had a full house with 1 male under 5, 1 at 5-10, 1 was 10-15, 1at age 20-30, John at 30-40, 1 femage under 5, 1 age 5-10, and 2 were 15-20. In the same township was his father Christian and brothers George and Jacob.

From the Annals of Buffalo Valley:

"On 19th May, 1834, John Reber, John Snook, and Henry Noll, elders; Henry Noll and Ludwig Long, deacons of the German Presbyterian congregation, entered into an agreement with Jonathan Spyker and John Gundy, trustees of the German Lutheran congregation giving the latter "the same privilege of the German burying-ground, which Ludwig Derr, in his lifetime, gave to the German Presbyterian congregation, being on lots Nos. 121, 123, and 125, as well as an equal privilege of the church built or building on said ground, to be tenants in common, &c. See deed book K, pages 173 and 174, (at Lewisburg.) In the year 1851, the Lutheran congregation bought out the interest of the German Reformed, the latter having built on the corner of St. John and Third streets."

1835 And again: "Abbot Green, Esquire, of Lewisburg, in this county, was, a few days ago, elected to the honorable station of major general of this division. We believe this selection has given general satisfaction. Henry Noll was elected colonel; Samuel Reber, lieutenant colonel; John Gundy and George Roush, junior, majors of the forty-third regiment. - Times, July 6."

1840 Buffalo, Union Co, PA. The census recorded John's family 9 doors from brother Adam's. John was 40-50 years old with a household consisting of 1 male under 5, 1 at 10-15, 2 were 15-20 years old, 1 female at 10-15, 2 were 15-20, and his wife also 40-50. Next door neighbors on both sides were Snooks. On the next page of the census were brothers George and Jacob.

10/16/1850 E Buffalo Twp, Union Co, PA. That census listed John at age 50, Eliza at 52. John, a farmer, had a considerable amount of real estate worth $10,000. Living with them were Hester A, 27, Elias F, 22, and John, 13, as well as Sarah Kesler, 24, Eliza Best, 15, Arietta Fouler, 11, and William W Wingert, 8 months.

1852 "In May the Union County mutual fire insurance company was organized; John Gundy, president, J. A. Mertz, Esquire, secretary."

1854 "December 9, the workmen on the Susquehanna railroad, about two and a half miles below Lewisburg, on Major John Gundy's farm, came upon the skeleton of a full grown person covered with stones. The bones crumbled on exposure. The site was on the side of a steep and almost impassible hill, and the body must have been deposited there with considerable effort."

7/16/1860 E Buffalo Twp near Winfield, Union Co, PA. At census time he was listed as John Gundy, a 61 year old farmer with property = $6500/1600. Living with him and Eliza, 62, were son John, 33, and 4 servants: William Mich, 26, Hugh R Penny, 14, Elizabeth Mich, 16, and Catherine W Grimes, 11. Next door was son Ellis Gundy followed by brother Adam.

The 1870 census says he was 61, making his birth year 1809.

He was still living in 1870 so who does this date belong to?
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