VAN ALSTINE, David D.; age 9 yrs. 17 das., son of Burke and Elizabeth VAN ALSTINE, 27th ult. in West Troy; [4/1/1851, Joliet Signal]
VAN BOSKERICK, James K.; age 17 yrs., son of the late Dr. A.S. VAN BOSKERICK, formerly of Painesville, Ohio, 17th inst. in Joliet, inflamation of the bowels; [12/31/1850, Joliet Signal]
VAN DUSER, Gilbert; age 32 yrs. 5 mos., early settler of Will Co., 11th inst. in New Lenox; [4/19/1853, Joliet Signal]
VAN HORNE, Cornelius C.
Cause of death was from cholera. Cornelius C. VAN HORNE, deceased, formerly of Joliet Twp., was born in Hunterdon Co., N. J., April 13, 1794; shortly afterward, his parents removed to Amsterdam, N. Y., where his father, a widely-known clergyman of the Dutch Reformed Church, lived many years. In the spring of 1832, Mr. VAN_HORNE came to Illinois and located in Will (then Cook) Co. He died in Joliet July 7, 1854. In 1813, he, married Elizabeth VEEDER, who died, in Will Co., in 1838; in 1842, he married Mary M. RICHARDS, who is still living; by his first marriage he had seven children - Abraham C., born in 1815; Simon V., born in 1818; Anne, born in 1822 ; Cornelius P., born in 1824; Margaret C born in 1826; Barney W., born in 1829, and Andrew J., born in 1832.; by his second marriage he had five children - William C., born in 1843; Augustus, born in 1844; Elizabeth, born in 1846; Theodore C., born in 1849, and Mary, born in 1852 - all now living. He was a man of great force of character, and of liberal education, and had much to do with the shaping of events in the early days of Will Co., in the history of which his name occurs often and very prominently ; he gave his name to the locality known as Van Horne's Point. He was successively a Postmaster and a Justice of the Peace, and, upon the incorporation of Joliet as a city, he was chosen its first Mayor; after a long, active and useful life, he died in 1854, one of the victims of cholera. [Contributed by Lisa Smalley]
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