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SPENCER wrote on February 2, 2020 at 5:43 pm
Hi, I came across this site looking into my great grandfather from my father's mother side. Does the name McClees mean anything to you? My grandma's (Maurie Mclees Brown) obituary states she was the daughter of John Van Iderstine Mclees and Marie Staunton Wood. Grandma was born Feb 6 1932 in Norwalk Connecticut. She married my grand father John Fiske Brown, who is also from Connecticut...I was born in nova scotia so at some point the families had ties to the maritimes
Admin Reply by: Kent
Hello Spencer, I haven't been able to find any information on the Mclees name. However, the Maritime connection is that John Van Iderstine left the US after the American Revolution with other Loyalists and sailed to Shelburne NS. Shortly thereafter he and his family settled at Vernon River PEI.
Jeffrey S Van Iderstine from Voorheesville wrote on May 7, 2019 at 9:50 pm
Hello, my great, great-grandfather was Peter Van Iderstine, born in NJ in 1847. Married to Emeline Van Roden. I just wanted to say 'Hi' to everyone and say 'Thank You' to the folks that did all this work. I'm slowly trying to research my family tree.
Mary Jo Suprenand Piccin from Colorado Springs, Colorado wrote on May 1, 2019 at 7:51 am
My mother was Dorothy Janet Van Adestine Suprenand. She was the daughter of Millet Salter Van Adestine. So much work, really appreciate it.
Tish Sock-Sachetti from Halifax wrote on October 1, 2018 at 8:50 am
Hi. My great-grandmother was Betsy ( Elizabeth) Van Iderstine. She was married to Bert MacEwan. They lived on the Church Road in Migell, PEI.
Wendy Mackinnon from Saint John wrote on September 28, 2018 at 6:41 pm
My Mom was Florence Mae Vaniderstine. Koodos to the creator of this site. So much work !
Teresa from Cochrane wrote on September 23, 2018 at 7:51 pm
Good job!
Parker Howard Van Iderstine from Montpelier VT wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:59 am
This is great! Thanks so much!
Tim Alger from Virginia wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:59 am
Great grandson of Eliza Van Iderstine and Garfield Alger 176. Great site. Hope to find out more information.
Jane Esposito nee Alger from Staten Island New york wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:59 am
I am the great granddaughter of Eliaz VanIderstine and Garfield Alger (176) My dad is William Garfield Alger
Gordon Furness from Vernon Bridge PEI wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:59 am
Has anyone had their DNA tested yet? I have am curious if others had. Especially if you are from the New York?New Jersey families. It would be nice to see if we are related.
Douglas Thompson from Norwalk, CT wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:58 am
My mother Grace Van Adistine was born on CBI 1908 daughter of Lidia Bezanson and Herbert Van Adistine
Jennifer Van Iderstine from Calgary wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:58 am
Married to Bryant Van Iderstine, son of Bud (Charles) and Brenda Van Iderstine. Bud's parents Margaret Bill Van Iderstine of Edmonton. I did not realize how many Van Iderstine's are out there!
David Cromar from Tampa Florida wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:58 am
Hello, I am originally from Toronto and believe we may all be related. My Aunt Lea Ainsworth just passed away and I have some notes we had put together a number of years ago when she was still somewhat healthy. I had an first cousin once removed by the name of Shirley Van Idestein. Shirley married my mom's Uncle Fredrick George Wilson. I believe they had two daughters, Cynthia and Kathy. We also think Kathy married Ken Kennedy. I know there was some relationship or family in P.E.I. as I visited there once when very small. My Mother was Elva Violet Ainsworth (step father's name) (Jillings was her fathers name). Does any of this jive with anyone on this web page? Dave Cromar
Jim Patterson from Jobstown, NJ wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:57 am
Looking for any information on Monroe & VanIderstine Carriage work 44 Broadway Paterson, NJ. Restoring an Albany sleigh manufactured by this carriage maker around 1860 - 1880. There was a Henry VanIderstine listed as a carriage builder around 1870. Trying to piece together the history of this sleigh and manufacturer. Any help would be appreciated.
Gordon Furness from Vernon Bridge PEI wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:57 am
Faith Gibbons could you contact me.You sent me information some years ago and I have some questions for you. Thanks.
Faith Gibbons from Montreal, Quebec wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:57 am
Just came across this message site and have found a couple of "cousins". Neil MacLeod and Margaret Vaniderstine were my great great grandparents. Family goes down to Peter "the Grit" Macleod, then his son Norman Rowe MacLeod, then my father, Roy MacLeod. A great site.
Mary Alice Ball from Silver Spring, Maryland, USA wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:57 am
Thanks so much for putting this together. My Van Iderstine connection is through my second great-grandmother, Margaret (1819-1890) who married Neil MacLeod. Although they lived on PEI, I grew up in northern New Jersey and so am familiar with many of the place earlier ancestors lived. It's all very fascinating! 5/30/2016
A. Glenn Van Iderstine from Airdrie, Alberta wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:56 am
Descendant of KENNETH DONALD VAN IDERSTINE (128. GEORGE ELLIOTT5, JAMES HUNT4, ANDREW3, JOHN2, JOHANNES VANYDERSTYN/ JOHN1). Traced VANYDERSTYN history prior to JOHANNES/JOHN1 back to Victor Tades Van Yderstyn b.1600 Noord-Brabant, Holland (great grandfather of Johannes)
Douglas W Fisher from New Germany Nova Scotia Canada wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:56 am
My wife is Pat Van Iderstine daughter of Robert E Van Iderstine, of P.E.I.
Alexandra Hanna from Auckland, New Zealand (Born: White Rock, British Columbia) wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:56 am
Oscar Van Iderstein is my Great Grandfather who as a young child I was lucky enough to be around. He was almost 100 when he died! Freda Van Iderstein, now Freda Hanna, is my Grandmother. She married John Hanna and they had three children, Laurie, Christopher and Todd. Christopher is my father and there are five of us Hanna (great) grandchildren who all loved Great Grandpa Oscar very much. He was such a handsome man! My Nana Freda is still alive and well, living in White Rock, British Columbia. She still travels back to PEI every year. Thank you so much for putting all this information together. I was so happy to see my Great Grandmother Christine Macphee, or "Big Nana" there too, and more of my family! Absolutely incredible. I am 24 and living in New Zealand with my two brothers.
Debbie Maloney from Vancouver BC wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:56 am
Maraget May Vaninderstine was my grandmother . She died in Halifax in 1963.
Elisabeth Fall from Dartmouth, NS wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:55 am
Elizabeth Van Iderstine (buried in Crapaud PE) is my great-grandmother.
William N. DOREMUS from Matawan, New Jersey, U..S.A. wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:55 am
Hello: I met Kent I in person at the home of Peter Van Iderstine and his wife Lslie-Jo some time after 7 August 1971 (or perhaps even that day at the reception shortly after my wedding to your sister-in-law Dynthia Fagans Doremus.) Since that ttime Kent, Dynthia, and Leslie-Jo have all died. {End of Message}
William N. DOREMUS from New Jersey wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:55 am
My wife (Dynthia Fagans)'s sister (Leslie-Jo) was married to Peter Van Iderstine who served in lieu of Dynhia's father to give her to me at our wedding 7 August 1971.
Debora A. Van Iderstine from Amherst,MA USA 01002-2722 wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:54 am
I am the daughter of John Ireland Van Iderstine Jr. (1922-2015) and sister of David J. Van Iderstine, who already signed this guestbook above. I was unaware of the PEI Van Iderstines before a co-worker on Cape Cod, MA who was born there, told me what a common name it was, which amazed me, since no matter where I've lived, there has almost never been another one in the phone book. Finding that the name was created by a common ancestor explains a lot.
ARTHUR l JOHNSON from New Hollsnd Pa. wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:54 am
Went to Chatham High with Pete's brother Kent. Pete bought my 55 Belair in or around 1959. Many great memories of Kent and Pete and Al's hanover shop .
Jane Milton from Halifax wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:54 am
Wonderful site! My husband is a descendant through Margaret Van Iderstine (15) and Neil MacLeod, Norman Neil MacLeod (74) and Sarah Glover (98), Mary Katherine MacLeod (232) and Edwin Garfield Saunders, John Saunders and Margaret MacLeod, and John Alfred Glover Saunders and Esther France's Armstrong.
Michael Vanidestine from Christiansburg Virginia wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:53 am
I stumbled across this site and am elated. My father, Francis Raymond Vanidestine, used to tell me as a child how the family name was originally spelled and that we were from New Brunswick originally. I just want to thank you for researching and sharing so much interesting information.
Ken Vanidestine from Green Bay Wi wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:52 am
I have been following for a few years now and I am just amazed at how large this family really is, I knew it was large but to this extent is amazing. I also would like to find out where in the world I am from.
Duane A. Vanadestine from Murrieta ca. wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:52 am
I thought I was the only one left. Not too many of us in California. Great work
Winona Flower nee Vanadestine from San Bernardino, CA United States wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:52 am
Wow, this is an amazing gathering of information. Thank you so much. Found my great-great-great-great grandfather and so on.
Joanne from United States wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:51 am
As a child in the 1950s my family lived across the street in Caldwell, NJ, from a Pete and Rose Van Idestine. They were friends with my parents for many years. I believe Pete was a Caldwell police officer then they bought a farm in Watkins Glen, NY, and we visited them there once or twice. My parents lost touch with them after that.
Roy & Shirley Van Iderstine from Canada Griffith Ontario wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:51 am
Thank You Kent for a good job. A lot of time went into this. My Husband's grandfather was Hayden Van Iderstine.
Tim Vanidestine from Levant, Maine wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:51 am
Just got back from a trip to Prince Edward Island. Found out that the Vanidestine/Vaniderstine name was quite familiar up there. Would love to find out more about the origin of the Vanidestine line. Just found this site, and have enjoyed reading the posts. My dad was Edward Joseph Vanidestine. He had five brothers and two sisters. All lived here in Maine. Expect to post more later. In the meantime , will keep checking this site. 8/24/14
Ina Jones (Millward) from Port St. Lucie, FL wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:51 am
Leslie-Jo Fagans...You and your family stayed at hour shore home in Lavallette, NJ many summers. Great fond memories of your father, Lester Fagans.
Alexandra Hanna from Auckland, New Zealand wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:50 am
Oscar Henry Van Iderstein was my beautiful Great Grandfather who I loved very much. He died in 1997 when I was only 5 years old, but my memories are always fond. Thank you for gathering all this information! I'm absolutely blown away!
GUY VAN IDERSTINE from Indiana wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:50 am
would like to find out more about my family tree my dads name is norman van iderstine and my moms name is erna (meier) van iderstine .my dads mother is rose van iderstine -all living/lived in western new york .I know my dads-dad lived in new york ,long island ..
Howard Vreeland Van Iderstine from Shelton Ct. 06484 wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:49 am
My Mother did many hours on paper research.My son Lee Howard has done lots of research on our branch of Van Iderstine.
Frank Kurdyla from Wallington, New Jersey wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:49 am
Very interesting website. I am not related in any way, but love our local history. It seems that there may be a link between the Tades plantation, Wallington, New Jersey from the late 1600's and this family tree. This land was later known as the Van Iderstine property and my friend bought the house dating back to the 1860's. More info on the plantation on the Wallington, New Jersey town website in the history section. I hope this info helps, if this is the same family tree.
Alfred C. Young from Westmoreland County, PA (near Pittsburgh) wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:49 am
We just exchanged emails and are tying to find our common ancestral link in settlers in early New Jersey.
Raymond Thibodeau from Meteghan N.S Canada. wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:49 am
I have found a marine dogtag in sissiboo grand lake belonging to a R.C. Voniderstine. Serial # 551 73 0791.It was found with a key to a locker and I have been trying to return it to the owner or his family.
Kent Van Iderstine from Cochrane, Alberta wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:48 am
Thank you for your comments in the previous post, Bob. For any readers that may not be aware, Pete Van Iderstine owned a chain of sucessful automotive speed shops in the New Jersey area and sponsored many race cars. Pete had a brother named Kent which I thought was very cool because we had the same name. Anyway, we became friends and talked often on the phone until sadly, in 2008, he passed away. He was a great guy and I wish that I could have met him in person and got to know him better.
Robert Fomen from Wayne NJ wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:48 am
Pete's shop off Rt 10 was a haven for us getting into drag racing. Very helpful on things we had to do to make the car comply. Bought many parts as we could in those days. Back in the day we ran D/A altered and making a name in Island Drag way, NJ. Great guy and company. Bob
Daniel MacCannell from Levenhall, East Lothian, Scotland wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:47 am
We may be related... I am trying to determine whether my ancestor Jacob Hugh(e)s Esq., a NB-based Methodist born in PEI in 1824/5 according to the various censuses of Canada from 1861 onward, was the grandson of Nicholas Hugh(es) UEL of Lot 64 PEI, ex Philadelphia, d. 1831. If so, Jacob would be either a son or nephew of David Hughes and Catharine (Van Iderstine) Hughes, the only adult Methodists of that surname (however spelled) known to be living on the island in 1841. I'm wondering if it's possible, given the family's Dutch/Danish tradition, for the names Jacob and John to be interchanged. Jacob Hughs was already living in NB in 1844 when he married my GGGGrandmother Eliza Whelpley. Might he therefore be the son who might 'return in 2-3 years' who is mentioned in David Hughs's 1847 will?
William John Paris from Menominee Michigan wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:47 am
This website is awesome I had no no idea of of large our family is and and far we are displaced
Margie Foley from Wisconsin originally now Little Rock AR wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:46 am
We now have a Van Iderstine / VanIdestine / Vanidestine / VanAdestine group on Facebook All descendants are Welcome ! Please join us and feel free to add pictures , stories , get together's , inquiries .
Catherine Crossett VanIderstine from Arkport, New York wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:46 am
Thank you for doing this! My children will be glad to see all the relations!
Joe Vanidestine from Green Bay, Wisconsin wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:46 am
I have become interested in our family history in recent years since my retirement a few years ago. Very nice job gathering all this interesting information. The history dating back the the Revolutionary time period and the beginning of the Loyalist settlement on P.E.I is most interesting. Very committed family beginnings. Thank you very much.
Vanessa Royce from Newfield NY wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:46 am
Grandaughter of Emma Jane Gridley and great grand daughter of Blanche Carrie Van Iderstine.
Margie Foley from Little Rock, AR wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:45 am
Just stopped in to say Hello to all the cousins ! So nice to see the interest the site has generated Kent !! It's been awhile , we should catch up sometime soon !
Michael Cowan from Vancouver, B.C. wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:45 am
Very interesting information on Michiel Tadens Gordon, thanks. Also I took a Family Finder Y and Autosomal Dna test, but have yet too see any other Van Iderstines. Lot's of related families mostly from N.Y. show up as matches, but I hope some of our Van Idersine relatives would also take the Dna tests, to compare results, maybe even a Van Iderstine DNA project.
Jim Vanidestine from Marinette, Wi wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:44 am
Nice Job. Would be interested about the time frame and circfumstances of the spelling of (my) last name. Also, I have been asked many times my nationality, but can't give a positive answer.
Maureen Jenkins Pender from Calgary, Alberta, Canada wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:44 am
working on my own tree for all the PEI connections - wonderful site. Thanks
Margaret Rathy/Van Iderstine from Murray Harbour, PE wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:44 am
Interesting site; ty! I'm married to Corey who is William son, who was Arnold's son, who was Daniel's son, who was Hayden's son, who was someone else's son before that! lol 😛
Ruth Van Iderstine from Dartmouth, N.S. wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:44 am
My husband was Fred Van Idersitne of Murray Harbour P.E.I. This group of Van Iderstines was documented by Carl Van Iderstine and has a listing on the web.
Michele Melissa Sailer from Fort Worth, Texas wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:43 am
This is AWESOME!! I have been wondering about my family history quite a lot lately, and find this site very informative. I am the grandaughter of James Vanidestine and Elizabeth Lemieux Vanidestine from around the Marinette/Peshtigo Wisconsin area. THANK YOU for all of your hard work!
Billy Doremus from Matawan NJ wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:43 am
I am the son of the Late Dynthia Fagans who was the sister to Leslie Jo Van Iderstine. This is a great site, and its wonderful to see how far our family tree has branched out!
David John Van Iderstine from New Salem, MA, USA wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:43 am
I'm the "official" genealogist for our little branch, descended from the Brooklyn Van Iderstines who ran the rendering plant on Newton Creek in LI; the first business in the US to be shut down by the Supreme Court for stinking so bad! [It took them 150 years to do it, in 1977; founded around 1825.] When, oh when, are the Van Iderstines of the World going to have a GIANT FAMILY REUNION?!?!? There is No Disputing that we are all related, as there was only one Michael Tades, and it's his progeny who invented the "Van Iderstine" name. C'mon, it'd be a blast!
Koreen Klock (Van Iderstine) from Perth ont., wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:42 am
Enjoyed this info.
Tyler van Iderstein from San Francisco, California wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:41 am
Good site, never knew much about the family before this
Christine Marie Vanidestine (Schiller) from Green Bay Wisconsin wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:41 am
This is awesome ! And a lot to take in! I will visit again ! Thanks
Robert Van Iderstine from The Villages, Florida wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:41 am
Finally got to PEI in June of this year (2011). Went to Vernon River and visited the grave yard. I was really surprised at the number of Van Iderstine's that lived and died there. I also called Robert Van Iderstine in PEI while I was there.
Buck Stix from Wisconsin wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:41 am
Gail from United States wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:40 am
Has anyone been able to trace the Van Iderstines back to the following name: Michelius Johannus Steynmets Birth 1198 in Mittelfranken, , Bayern, Germany Death 1236 in Mittelfranken, , Bayern, Germany
Bonny A. Bishop Smith from Wilmington, MA wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:40 am
What am amazing website! Congratulations! My great grandfather was #54 Daniel Van Iderstine, grandmother was #176 Eliza Van Iderstine and my mother was August Elizabeth Hines Alger Bishop. If you would like to contact me, I could fill you in on further decendents.
Tina Clarmo (Van Iderstine) from Ottawa, ON wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:40 am
This site is amazing. I had no idea our family tree was so huge! Great job. My fathers name was Albert Ronald Van Iderstine born 1944 in Charlottown PEI of Frank Van Iderstine and Margaret Bottaro. I have lost touch with most of my fathers family after he died in 1991 but I would love to hear from any of my uncles, aunts and cousins if you happen to see this.
Anne Sterman Levitt-Kroll from Long Island wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:40 am
I recently discovered my Grandmothers name is Grace Vanderstine born 1880. Her father's name was John I believe born in New Jersey. She lived in Missouri and had a daughter Janet and Granddaughter Eloise. If anyone has any history on her I would appreciate your help. Thanks Anne
Sharon Bonnell-Bradley from Lexington,Massachusetts,USA wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:39 am
Thank you for this amazing work. I am the great grandaughter of Margaret Stanley who immigrated to Massachusetts after marrying my great grandfather William Hooper Bonnell.
Kathy J Vanadestine from Hartland Maine wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:39 am
This has brought much joy to us over the years that you have shared this information. I would ike to share some ppictures with you of Alexander Vanadestine and his wife Elsie if you would like.
Sarah McKenney Branon from New Jersey, USA (grew up in Detroit) wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:39 am
I am a granddaughter of Elizabeth VanAdestine Black, and great niece of Gertrude Van Adestine. They grew up in Wisconsin and were teachers of the deaf in Detroit in the early 20th Century. Elizabeth was the mother of Elizabeth Black Ross and Sarah Black McKenney. I would love to learn more.
Christopher L. Vanadestine from Glendale, AZ wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:39 am
Excellent site. I am originally from Maine. Stationed here with the USAF.
michael cowan from nelson b.c. wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:38 am
If there any descendants of Joseph Van Iderstine b. abt. 1850 Vernon River and Ann Jane Hagart, Ont., that are interested in sharing information. Please e-mail me.
Brenda Vanhooydonk Webster from Parkhill,Ontario wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:38 am
wonderful site, was looking up info on My great grandmother Lydia Van Iderstine married to Leigh Theophilus Webster.
Sandra Smiley from Toronto, ON wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:38 am
I stumbled across the site by accident trying to confirm a name spelling for my great- grandfather - Leigh Theophilus Webster. You've done an amazing job with the site. Best of luck with the book!
Jenny Baker (Van Iderstine) from Phoenix, AZ. wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:38 am
wow what a find I was looking for my sisters facebook and found this I am the granddaughter of Llyod and Florance Van Iderstine in Lynden, WA. daughter of Donald Van Iderstine and BIG sis. to Jesse, Michael, and Laura Van Iderstine very interested in my family tree my kids will love this.Thank You
William K. Von Iderstein from Boiling Springs Pa. USA wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:37 am
Hello Gordon! It has been a while since we have crossed paths.You certainly have done a lot of mining since '03. I have no other information on Johannes but I can most likely provide photos in my chain. I'll be in touch with you. Thanks, Bill Von Iderstein. July 6 '10.
Robert Champion from Meadowbank, PEI wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:37 am
Hello Kent, I'm the grandson of #147 Mary VanIderstine (Henry4, Peter3, John2 Johannes Vanyderstyn/John1) and Benjamin Franklin Stevenson. Just wanted to commend you on a great job and ask if you or any of your readers might have any further information on my grandfather Benjamin. So interesting to read about the VanIderstine side of my family.
laura van iderstine from washington, USA wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:36 am
woah i have a lot of family!
William N. Doremus from Aberdeen Twp., Monmouth County, New Jersey, U.S.A. wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:36 am
27 April 2010 19:20 E.D.T. A few weeks ago I added information about myself and my late wife Dynthia Fagans Doremus, who was younger sister of Leslie-Jo Fagans Van Iderstine. We were married 7 August 1971 at Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, in Somerset County, New Jersey. Leslie-Jo's husband Peter gave away the bride since their father Lester Earle Fagans had died 10 years earlier. Lester was a famous Seascape Artist and a musician. Peter is President of Van Iderstine Speed Shops and lives in California. His wife Leslie-Jo died about a year ago. Peter is father of three daughters Kendall, Jennifer, and Ericka each of whom have provided him with 1 or more grandchildren. My wife Dynthia died November of 1991 while our two children Jody Louise and William Lester were still very young. It would be nice if we all could know each other better. Since I am the fourth of five children and each of them are scattered it would be very nice if we could share some of our experiences. Best regards Bill
Gene and marilyn Van Iderstine from White Rock, BC wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:36 am
Interesting site. We have a few old photos that could be of interest. Gene's (Eugene)dad was Frank Chase Van Iderstine. We would be interested in meeting some other Van Iderstines.
John S Mac Tavish from Montague,Prince Edward Island wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:35 am
Love the family tree.
Christopher Lane Vanadestine from Arizona (From maine) wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:35 am
From the former VanIderstine line
Jessica Landsman Baker from Cape Cod, MA wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:35 am
I believe that Katherine Sheidow is my maternal GrGr Grandmother. She married William Ridgway.
William N. Doremus from Aberdeen Twp, Monmouth County, New Jersey, U.S.A. wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:34 am
Hello, Just a moment ago I came aupon your Van Iderstine Family Tree. My late wife Dynthia Fagans was younger sister to Leslie-Jo Fagans Van Iderstine. Leslie-Jo's husband is Peter Van Iderstine who lives in California. Since Lester Earl Fagans, who was father of Leslie- Jo and Dynthia died 10 years before I met Dynthia, Peter had the honor of giving her in our marriage 7 August 1971 in Basking Ridge in _______ County, New Jersey.
Wayne Mellish from Oak Bay, NB Canada wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:34 am
I enjoyed reading your family tree. My interest is in a Van Idestine that married Reannie Gay in the early 1900's on PEI
nancy garvey from hanover ontario wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:34 am
my aunt has purchased an older paintingit has phoebe macdonald HBS trademark is a circle in a circle on the back. it is small. a young girl holding apples in her skirt. a cardinal and a tree with blossoms. we are trying to find out a bit of info on the artist. i wondered if you could find out if the poebe in your family tree ever had painted and had her work framed and registered. sincerely Nancy Garvey
Kelly (Allen) Van Iderstine from Petawawa ON wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:33 am
Wow, I didn't know there was a website on the Van Iderstine family! This took alot of hard and dedicated work! Amazing job, and very interesting! Nice work Uncle Kent!
Elaine Forbes McCallum from Toronto wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:32 am
nice site, how long did it take.(I amnot related but we have a few relatives incommon)
Lauren MacKay from Charlottetown PEI wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:32 am
Great Site! Must have taken a lot of time and effort.
Thomas D. VanIderstine from Quadra Island, B.C. wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:32 am
We visited the Brookwood Miltary Cemetery when we were in England in February 2009. We did find Waltron VanIderstine's grave site and headstone. He died in the World War I.
Laura from Natick Massachusetts wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:32 am
My maternal grandmother was Constance MacPhee, daughter of Laura Van Iderstine MacPhee. This wonderful site puts alot of puzzle pieces together!!
Bev (VanIderstine) Walsh from Charlottetown, PE wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:31 am
Excellent job putting this site together. The history about our family is very informative. Thankyou!
Krista Hamilton from Lyttleton, New Brunswick wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:31 am
Great site! I have been researching my tree since my son was born last year. I am the great great granddaughter of "37. iv. CHARLOTTE JANE VANADESTINE, b. June 9, 1849, Tabusintac New Brunswick; d. February 2, 1936."
Tom Leonardis from NEW JERSEY wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:31 am
I was reading civil war letters that have been our family. Peter was mentioned in the letter where he was on leave to North Jersey visiting my relatives mother for a nice dinner of roasted chicken. You have a great site that is very interesting to read. Good luck with your familly members
peter french sr from east berlin penn wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:31 am
i im descendant of william schurman of pei GREAT SITE
Gordon Furness from Vernon Bridge, PE wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:30 am
The PEI branch of the United Empire Loyalist Association has finally reprinted the 1983 edition of the book "An Island Refuge". They have updated some family lineages including the Van Iderstine information I forwarded to them in 2002. The book has been a long time getting to press due to an aging executive on the UEL Association. You may order copies directly from David Hunter : dhunter@islandregister.com I have pasted below the announcement that David Hunter put on his website about the book: I picked my copy up last night and it looks great. If you are interested you should contact him directly. AN ISLAND REFUGE REPRINTED! Monday on the way to work, I picked up 200 copies of "An Island Refuge" from the printers. It is now finally ready. I only have to pick up shipping envelopes, then determine postage costs, and then I will begin selling them on behalf of the Abegweit Branch, United Empire Loyalist Association. The price will be $40.00 plus the postage cost CDN or USD. If you are on the Island and pick it up from me, it will only be the $40.00. I will carry a box of them in the car with me. I will be doing more with this this week, and hopefully by Friday can give you full ordering information. For those of you who are new to the Register and to this newsletter, transcribing this book, and putting it in computer format was a project of the Island Register and a number of its users. Many hours went into the work on it, and as a result of our efforts, it is finally back in print. Now, with its new computer format correcting errors in the book will be much easier and can be done between printings. The original book was printed using plates, long lost through the years. The overall quality of the reprint is good, and the Branch is proud to be able to offer it again. To begin with orders will by necessity be cash or cheque, but as I get the time, I will be setting up a Paypal payment system. Ordering details will be available hopefully by the by the end of the week. I will also be updating the book listing on the book review page and on the UEL page as I find time to reflect this new printing. This has been a very long term project - much longer than it should have been, and I am pleased to announce its availability once again! http://www.islandregister.com/booksad.html#air
Robert Estes from Bellevue, NE wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:30 am
Thanks for filling in the gap for my mother's family. I could only trace the Vanadestine name back to Ebenezer and Martha. My mom's family (Alexander aka Sandy) moved to Palmyra Maine from Tabusintac, Northumberland, New Brunswick. Now I can complete the lineage for her. Thanks again.
Donald Patterson from Saint John,New Brunswick wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:29 am
Great site. I am the grandson of Jemima Van Iderstine and James Patterson
Joanne (Von Iderstein) Phinney from The Villages, Florida wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:29 am
Great Site - thank you for all the work you did. I am the widow of Irwin Freeland Von Iderstein who died 9/12/01. He was the second child of Irwin Leslie Von Iderstein (who was born in P.E.I.) and Verna Kendall Von Iderstein who was born in Maine.
rob vanadestine from skowhegan, Maine wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:29 am
Hello, I am trying to trace my lineage on my fathers side.I have been told a couple different versions on how we got to maine . from the stories I have been told , I am with the understanding that the name Vanadestine originated from the name Van Iderstine . My father has passed and now I have many more questions and a curiosity to trace my past. any information would be very appreciated.Thank you
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