Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Christian VAN GUNDY

Residences & events:

6/29/1870 E Buffalo Twp near Lewisburg, Union Co, PA. At census time he lived next door to brother Ellis and 2 doors down from brother John and their mother. Christian was a 37 year old farmer with a sizable amount of property valued at $10,000/2500. Wife Caroline was 30 and they had 4 young children: Justin L, 8; Sarah J, 7; Anna E, 4; and Harriett M, 2.

6/13/1880 Same place. The census taker listed Christian Gundy, 46, works on farm. Wife Carrie was 41 and their children were Justin L, 17; Sallie D, 16; Annie E, 14; Hattie May, 12; George D, 9; and Morris C, 3.

6/23/1900 Still there. That year the census taker recorded him as Christian Van Gundy, 66, married 40 years to Caroline C, 61, who had birthed 6 children, 5 of whom still survived. Living with them were daughters Sarah I, 39, and Annie E, 34. Christian and both girls were school teachers. Next door was sister Lucinda and John Owens with their son William. In the same township were John and Caroline Gundy.

The following article from Bucknell University web site applies to a later Christian but until he has been found, will remain here:

In 1940, the University purchased the house located on 337 S 6th St on the corner of Taylor & S 6th St from Christian Van Gundy for $9, 900.00. The house was remodeled as a dormitory for 15 women and a resident hostess. It became the first Spanish House, a dormitory for women interested in Spanish. It was named in honor of Eveline Stanton Gundy, Class of 1890, who was the first Dean of Women at Bucknell, 1897-1904, and who married Dr. Charles A Gundy, Class of 1893, one of the physicians who set up the pre-med course at the University. In 1964, Gundy House was razed to make way for Vedder hall."

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