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
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
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.
My fathers great-great grandfather and grandmother are the bottom picture in the gallery section! Isaiah and Florence Van Iderstine 🙂
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
Very well done. I look forward to exploring this site some more.
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.
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.
Wonderful job of putting the pieces together!!
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.
hi I am proud to be a dutch Van Iderstine and I just wanted to say hi to my fellow Van Iderstines SUP HOMIES!!!
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.
Interesting site, Thanks.
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
Paul Van Iderstine would you please email me your email address does not seem to be working. Thanks.
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... !?
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.
Surprised to see my name on the family tree. Thanks for making this part of my ancestry available.
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.
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.
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
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
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
HI just want to say I'm a Van Iderstine to.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Keeps getting better Uncle Kent! I've been following this site for a few years, good job!
Hello Kent. This is a fantastic site. I'm already indebted to you. Sarah Hugh is my 3rd Great Grandmother. Thanks for creating this.
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?
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.
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!
Thank you Kent for all your hard work. My great grandfather was Andrew Fraser Van Adestine. Section 2 #36.
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.
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!!
It's very interesting to trace the ancestors of my Mom, Audrey E. VanIderstine. Thank you for the effort that went into this.
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 email@example.com please: Charles, Mitch, Jesse, Barbara, Donald and Jeff.
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.
Great site,would like to see more.
What can we say Kent, you are an incredibly dedicated and talented soul. Well done Bro!
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:
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.
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.
Jessie Hannah Currie who married Samuel Van Iderstine was the daughter of my gg grandparents Donald/Daniel and Flora Currie of PEI, Canada
What a wonderful job!! I am a descsndant through David Hugh and Murray Harbour-Louise.
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...
What a wonderful gift to anyone interested in the Vaniderstines and related families. Thank you for your time and effort.
Thank you so much for your efforts. Now, my research on the family of my grandmother, Audrey VanIderstine Murphy Conroy, will survive me.
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.
Great site!!! I can't wait to show my Dad.
Great site. I am a decendent of John Van Adestine who came to N.B. from P.E.I.
Wow , thank you for taking the time to place this information all together for us all.It's terrific 🙂
What a great job you have done putting this together Kent. I hope we find a lot more missing cousins out there.
What a lot of work gathering this information. Good job Kent.......
Great site Kent. Congratulations!