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Capt. William Van Schaick

Capt. William Van Schaick

Posted: 1012593123000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1061321889000
Does anyone know the names of the brothers of the Captain. My aunt has stated in the past that she had an uncle that was a captain of a ship that burned and went down in the Harbor, etc. Her grandmother was Jenny Van Schaick (born 1850) Troy, New York. On her death certificate if states father J. Van Schaick - Troy, NY.

Re: Capt. William Van Schaick

Posted: 1014009463000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1025842003000
Capt. William Henry VanSchaick was the Captain of the General
Slocum that burned off Hell's Gate and about 1200 people were lost. His father was Jacob VanSchaick, also a boat Captain.
I have some other family data. Contact me at my e-mail address.

Re: Capt. William Van Schaick

Posted: 1014643988000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1016672364000
Surnames: Bogardus, DuBois, Kierstede, Van Schaick, Van Houten, Demarest
I am not sure if my family connects to this Van Schaick line. I know that I am connected through the several VAn Schaick marriages to the Bogardus family from the Albany area. I am researching this captain Van Schaick to see if he connects to my lines. Do you have any info. back beyond his father? FYI- William's son (same name) was also a captain of a steamboat in NYC harbor between the turn of the century and the 1930's.

Re: Capt. William Van Schaick

Posted: 1014679261000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1025842003000
Capt. Wm. H. Van Schaick ( General Slocum) was the son of Jacob VanSchaick and Mary Jane Berry. Jacob was a boat Capt. My wife's gggrandfather was Cornelius Van Schaick, brother of Jacob and also a boat Capt.out of Troy. Their parents were William VanSchaick and Eunice Van Buren. William VanSchaick's father was Jacob Johannes Van Schaick, who was married to Maritje Van Buren. I have not verified Jacob Johannes and Maritje Van Buren. This was given to me by a great grandniece of Capt. William (General Slocum).

Do you have anymore on the Capt. William that you mentioned in you note?

John E. Ackerman

Re: Capt. William Van Schaick

Posted: 1017963210000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1021501906000
Surnames: Van Schaick Van Buren Berry Bogardus DuBois
Hi Steph-
I have been told that the Captain had a brother Cornelius, who was also a captain at Troy. This part of the line has not been very well documented, so anything you would care to share, I would appreciate. Do you know if your line includes either Van Buren or Berry families? Do you have a name for Jenny Van Schaick's mother?

Re: Capt. William Van Schaick

Posted: 1018024608000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1061321889000
Hi Karen. I have just started researching Jennie's Line. Other than what my Aunt mentioned I have very little. Jennie married a Robert Gregg and had four sons and moved to Chicago.Jennie's death certificate lists mother unknown. Supposedly, Jennie was a singer in Troy.

Re: Capt. William Van Schaick

Posted: 1048136994000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1059969945000
Steph,
I have some info on Jennie and Robert Gregg. Please contact me.

John

Re: Capt. William Van Schaick

Posted: 1271959515000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Van Schaick
I know this query is years and years old, but I've just started entering all of our family data into the online database. If you are still around I would like to connect with you because Mary Jane Van Schaick who's brother is William Van Schaick of the General Slocum, is my grandfather's grandmother and not the Gregg family.

Re: Capt. William Van Schaick

Posted: 1310959145000
Classification: Query
Hello!
I know I am replying to an old thread but your information connects me also. My great-great-grandfather was Garrett Van Schaick. His brothers were Jacob and Cornelius. We have William & Eunice (Van Buren) Van Schaick as common ancestors.
I've read about the horrible tragedy of the boat fire and sinking with Capt. William Van Schaick being responsible. Had no idea he was related to Garrett (his nephew.) Garrett Van Schaick died around 1905 in Ohio, so he wasn't in the Troy/Albany area when that happened.
I am trying to verify our Dutch ancestors back to the 1600s. If you have any information, please contact me via email: diana@alwaysinspired.com
Diana Hindman
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