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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
Verna (VonIderstein) Mulready from Hanover, Massachusetts wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:28 am
Thanks so much for putting together this site. My father was Irwin Freeland VonIderstein, 2nd child of Irwin Leslie VonIderstein and Verna (Kendall) VonIderstein. My grandfather was the 9th child of Henry S. VanIderstine who was born in Vernon River,PEI
Billy Van Iderstine from New Jersey wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:28 am
My Name is Billy Van Iderstine. Son of Walter JR and Exilda Van Iderstine. Grandson to Walter Sr and Joan Van Iderstine. Woulc love to find any family that ive never met before. Anyways wish all you fellow Van Iderstines well.
Ebony Van Iderstine from British Columbia, Canada wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:28 am
My fathers great-great grandfather and grandmother are the bottom picture in the gallery section! Isaiah and Florence Van Iderstine 🙂
Dave Van Iderstine from Guelph, Ontario Canada wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:27 am
Kent; I am awe struck with the work that has been put into this site. I will be sending you & Gordon some updated info. Keep up the good work. It appears that you have some very grateful readers.
Barb Chappell-Tower from Riverview, N.B. wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:27 am
What a wonderful piece of work Kent! Your mom would be so proud to see all the time and effort you put into remembering your roots!
GUY VAN IDERSTINE from ROACHDALE,IN.46172 wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:27 am
I AM FROM OUTSIDE OF BUFFALO NY MY GRAND PARENTS LIVED IN NY CITY MY FATHERS NAME IS NORMAN W.VAN IDERSTINE,MOTHERS NAME ERNA (MEIER)VAN IDERSTINE.ANY MORE INFORMATION WOULD BE HELPFULL.MY GRANDMOTHERS NAME ROSE LIVED AND DIED IN ELMA,NYI HAD AN UNCLE NAMED RICHARD WHOM ALSO LIVED IN WALES,NY
Priscilla (Von Iderstein) Cahill from Palm Coast, Florida wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:27 am
Very interesting site. Thanks for all your hard work, Kent. My father is Irl Huntley Von Iderstein, 1st child of Irwin Leslie Von Iderstein, 9th child of Henry S. VanIderstine. Irwin was born in Vernon River, P.E.I.
Robert E. Van Iderstine from The Villages, Florida wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:23 am
Ever since I found out all this family information, I have been trying to get to PEI. Hopefully this sumer. I am from the San Fancisco, California branch of the family. I am a grandson of Benjamine Percy Van Iderstine, who moved out to the west coast to rebuild San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. all the best and keep up the great work
Kent Van Iderstine from Cochrane, Alberta wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:23 am
Hi everybody... this website has been up for just over a year now and I would like to thank all of you for your support and kind comments that you have posted in the guestbook. I would like to remind you that much of the content of this website has been provided by Gordon Furness. Please take a moment and read his message regarding the book that he plans to write about the Van Iderstine family. I'm sure that any family information, documents or pictures that you can contribute would be gratefully accepted.
Robert Wayne Mac Lean from Saint John, New Brunswick wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:22 am
Hi Kent.I haven't seen you since you were knee-high to a grasshopper.I am Mae's oldest,who passed away on July 23rd/08. A super job on this project so far,and you do know that it will never end.
Wendy MacLean MacKinnon from Rothesay, New Brunswick wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:22 am
Hi there Kent, I am your first cousin. Hopefully you remember me from many, many years ago. Tom, you are absolutely right, Kent is a pretty smart lad getting this altogether. Of course, from what I know, you are no slouch yourself!!!
J Terry Russell from Saskatchewan wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:22 am
Wonderful site, Lots of information. Charlotte Jane Van Iderstine was my ggrandmother! I've never seen so much information about her family. Thanks for sharing!
Christopher Ketch from Miramichi, NB wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:22 am
Very well done. I look forward to exploring this site some more.
michael cowan from nelson b.c. wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:21 am
Sorry for the incomplete e-mail adress, looking for info on Joseph vaniderstine, B)1850 vernon river moved to ont. also if veronica hagart is still looking for info on jane hagart please e-mail me.
michael cowan from nelson b,c. wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:21 am
does anyone have any info on Joseph Vaniderstine,lived in barrie ont. possibly moved to montana around 1900, or on George or theo from toronto. George was a tail gunner in ww2,and Theo worked for Ontario hydro. both were born around 1910-?. both were involved in family history.
Robin Langford from Rainier Oregon wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:21 am
Wonderful job of putting the pieces together!!
Glenn Umstetter from Long Island New York wrote on June 24, 2018 at 12:20 am
Anyone know a Donald Van Iderstine who graduated 1980 or 1981 from Smithtown High School. Some of his high school friends (Mike, Ralph, ...) wanted to look him up.
laura Van Iderstine from maple fall, washington wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:53 pm
hi I am proud to be a dutch Van Iderstine and I just wanted to say hi to my fellow Van Iderstines SUP HOMIES!!!
Gordon Furness from Vernon Bridge PEI wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:52 pm
The Van Iderstine dinner which was to have been held August 2nd in Charlottetown has been cancelled at this time.We will try to have another gathering later in the fall when more people are available.
Jeffrey W. Vanidestine from Sabattus, ME wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:52 pm
Interesting site, Thanks.
Richard A. Van Iderstine from North Idaho, born San Jose, CA wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:52 pm
Being orphaned at a young age my sister and I never knew much of a family. It's a shock and a blessing to realize there are more van iderstine's out there. Thanks
Gordon Furness from Vernon Bridge PEI wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:51 pm
Paul Van Iderstine would you please email me your email address does not seem to be working. Thanks.
Paul Van Iderstine from San Francisco, CA wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:51 pm
My grandfather is George Van Iderstine and my father is Clifford George Van Iderstine. Both born in San Francisco...I never know of any Canadian connection... !?
Peter Van Iderstine from Stratford,PEI wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:51 pm
There will be an informal VanIderstine family reunion in Charlottetown on Saturday,02 August starting out with a musuem tour and meet and greet at the Queen Charlotte Armoury and then we'll all migrate over to Paulette McNally's place for a pot luck thing at her home.All are welcome More details to follow.
Charles Fall from Ottawa wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:51 pm
Surprised to see my name on the family tree. Thanks for making this part of my ancestry available.
Bruce Nicholson Levis from Sanbornville, New Hampshire 03872 wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:50 pm
Looking for information on the children of Laura Van Iderstine, b. 1873 who married Rev.Edward A. MacPhee, b.1870 in Long Creek, PEI.The children's names are Inez MacPhee;Sarah Florence MacPhee; Constance MacPhee and Edward MacPhee. My grandfather, Alexander McPhee, was Rev. MacPhee's uncle. I have info. on Rev.'s parents and g.parents. I was told he moved on to Mass. where he carried on his ministry. Your work here is invaluable to anyone tracing the Van Iderstine family.
Nichole Van Iderstine from Long Island, NY wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:50 pm
I am the grand-daughter of Richard H. Van Iderstine, son of Gladyse Van Iderstine. My father is Donald Van Iderstine. We live on Long Island, New York.
Buck Stix from Wisconsin wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:50 pm
Recently finished a book about Robert Van Adestine - son of Andrew Van Adestine, who changed his name from Van Iderstine when he left Canada. I only have a few left if anyone is interested, check this page. http://www.yostaction.com/vanadestine.html
Bryden Van Iderstine from Kelowna B.C. wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:49 pm
My fathers name is Brian Van Iderstine; My grandfathers is Raymond Van Iderstine. Do those names ring any bells to anyone out there... im searching
Veronica Hagart from Australia wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:49 pm
Like to know more about Jane Hagart -Vanlderstine. The name with only one "g" is exclusive to the lines of John. Charles. Robert.William. of Glasgow Scotland.Thank you
Emily Nicole Van Iderstine from Summerside PE wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:48 pm
HI just want to say I'm a Van Iderstine to.
Lucille K Bray Hill from Stoddard, NH wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:48 pm
Wonderful reading. I and my six brothers and sisters are descended from #7 John B Van Iderstine/ Eliza Blake, their daughter #37 Charlotte Jane, #138 Mary Anderson Cassidy and #321 Mary Jean Winifred Loggie Bray. Thank you for putting this all in order for us.
David Pigott from Rexburg, Idaho, USA wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:47 pm
I stumbled upon Wm. Kleppel's info. while trying to start my family history. So grateful you guys have done some of the work. I come from Montague Pigott's line out of PEI Canada.
renee van Iderstine from smoky lake(edmonton) ab wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:47 pm
i justed started looking around and my grandfather is earl van iderstine. my grandmother jeanette(george)van iderstine and she has made a family tree except i havent seen it yet. i also know that my grandfather was born in st.peters bay PEI, and his son david van iderstine went to war and i have the recruitment letter.
Rebecca Elizabeth Sanford Bean from Longview, Washington USA wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:47 pm
Thank you for all your time and effort in putting this together. I see my cousin Michael Cowan has also found your site; His father Peter is my mother's (Elizabeth) brother. Our Grandfather Charles is the youngest son of Joseph and Jane(Hagart)VanIderstine. After our grandfather's birth his parent's passed and the three youngest boys; Charles, Peter and Lemuel were put into an orphanage. When their older sister Rebecca married George Cowan they brought the three boy's home and raised them as their own; changing their names to Cowan. I have been in touch with Gordon Furness and Pamela MacLean and have sincerely appreaciated their correspondance and welcome any correspondance from other relatives. I would love to know our family. Most of our cousins live in British Columbia. Seven of us live in Washington and Oregon USA, as our mother moved here when she married. If any one knows more about the adoption of our Grandfather and Uncles please let me know the information. THANK YOU!!Feb 11th, 2008
Victoria Metzler (Johnson) from Moncton NB Canada wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:47 pm
This is so interesting! What a lot of information about our relatives! Grandmother Sarah Johnson(Henry Abbott) just passed away and we are appreciating the family history.
Mandy Van Iderstine Hynes from Labrador City, NL wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:46 pm
Keeps getting better Uncle Kent! I've been following this site for a few years, good job!
William Kleppel from Shrub Oak, New York wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:46 pm
Hello Kent. This is a fantastic site. I'm already indebted to you. Sarah Hugh is my 3rd Great Grandmother. Thanks for creating this.
Carol Luczak from Aizumisato, Japan wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:46 pm
Hi Kent ~very much enjoyed seeing our family history in such a great format. My father is Carle M. VanIderstine who has just turned his 90th! Just wondered how we were related?
Rick Villarreal from San Antonio, Texas wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:45 pm
Kent, I am not related but my wife is the Great Granddaughter of WILLIAM VAN IDERSTINE and GRACE LEWIS Thanks to your site I have found some long lost relatives of hers and hope to find some living relatives in the near future.
Pamela MacLean from Edinburgh, Scotland wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:45 pm
This is a great way to connect us all together. I am Florence Mae VanIderstine's granddaughter (Justin,Isaiah,Donald,Peter,Johannes). Gordon, I do believe I owe you some info about us and some photos I have collected. What a wonderful way to display them!
Susan M. ( Van Adestine) Piton from Green Bay, WI USA wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:20 pm
Thank you Kent for all your hard work. My great grandfather was Andrew Fraser Van Adestine. Section 2 #36.
Michael Cowan from appledale b.c. wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:20 pm
Hi my grandfather was charles Vaniderstine . Son of joseph vaniderstine ,(Donald,Peter,Johannes).I"m just learning about our family history and would like to find out more.
Clarence Wigmore from Prince George, BC wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:19 pm
Great site Kent. I saw the reference in The Island Register newsletter. Took a look and found that I'm related via Elizabeth Hannah Jewell [married James Hunt Van Iderstine] ... small world for us family tree researchers!!
Audrey Conroy Pilotte from Hernando, Florida wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:19 pm
It's very interesting to trace the ancestors of my Mom, Audrey E. VanIderstine. Thank you for the effort that went into this.
Gordon Furness from Vernon Bridge, PEI wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:19 pm
I have been reading the messages in the guest book reguarly. Some of the people who left messages I already know, but some I don't know and would like to find out where you fit into the family tree. Could the following people contact me at gordonfurness@pei.sympatico.ca please: Charles, Mitch, Jesse, Barbara, Donald and Jeff.
Jeff Vanidestine from Orrington, Maine wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:18 pm
great site. I would like to hear more about the geneology. I believe my family movied from PEI to Maine and was wondering if you had any more information on that.
Jeffery Vanidestine from bangor maine wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:18 pm
Great site,would like to see more.
Tom & Carol Ann VanIderstine from Quadra Island, B.C. wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:18 pm
What can we say Kent, you are an incredibly dedicated and talented soul. Well done Bro!
Carol (BENT) Hathaway from Wellington, Nevada wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:17 pm
I'll be anticipating the Van Iderstine book. Hope I'll still be around in 2011! My grandmother , Alice Maude CURRIE's 2nd marriage was to Lemuel John Van Iderstine, son of Donald Van Iderstine and Catherine SMITH. I'd love to correspond to descendants:
Robert W. Ross from Charlottetown, PEI wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:17 pm
This is a Great Site, Kent. Haven't had time as yet to review the whole thing but I am sure it is even better as it goes on.
Donald A. Eckel, Jr. from Milwaukee, WI USA wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:17 pm
I am the grandson of Hazel Mildred Butler (nee Wood) daughter of Hiram Wood & Elizabeth Glover (from her 1st marriage). My gmother is the gdaughter of Benjamin Glover, gson of David Hugh & Catherine VanIderstine. Your information was given to me by Sue Hayward Banchich, gdaughter of Elizabeth Glover Wood Hayward. Thank you for providing such a wealth of information.
Barbara Tarr from Gloucester, Ma wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:15 pm
Jessie Hannah Currie who married Samuel Van Iderstine was the daughter of my gg grandparents Donald/Daniel and Flora Currie of PEI, Canada
Louise MacLeod from Uigg, P.E.I. wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:15 pm
What a wonderful job!! I am a descsndant through David Hugh and Murray Harbour-Louise.
Jesse Van Iderstine from Auburn, Washington wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:14 pm
Thank you very much for the effort that has been placed into this.. I know that there is some of us in Washington state that would love to get to know every one as well...
Dianne Boyle from Annandale, VA USA wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:14 pm
What a wonderful gift to anyone interested in the Vaniderstines and related families. Thank you for your time and effort.
JoAnn Cotellesso from Norwood MA USA wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:14 pm
Thank you so much for your efforts. Now, my research on the family of my grandmother, Audrey VanIderstine Murphy Conroy, will survive me.
Mitch Van Iderstine from Kelowna British Columbia wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:13 pm
Good work
Andrew Clarkson from Toronto, Ontario wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:13 pm
A very good site! I am a descendant of William Van Adestine, who came to N.B. from P.E.I., a grandson of the original immigrant John.
Carolyn Van Iderstine-Hare from Guelph, Ontario wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:13 pm
Great site!!! I can't wait to show my Dad.
Charles Savoy from Burnt Church, N.B. wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:11 pm
Great site. I am a decendent of John Van Adestine who came to N.B. from P.E.I.
Bobbi Mahonen ( Vaniderstine) from Morinville , AB. wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:09 pm
Wow , thank you for taking the time to place this information all together for us all.It's terrific 🙂
Gordon Furness from Vernon Bridge PEI wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:08 pm
What a great job you have done putting this together Kent. I hope we find a lot more missing cousins out there.
Keith Fernquist from Pincher Creek, AB wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:06 pm
What a lot of work gathering this information. Good job Kent.......
Corey from Calgary, AB wrote on June 23, 2018 at 11:06 pm
Great site Kent. Congratulations!
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