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Benjamin Emanuel Van Straaten

Male 1833 - 1920  (86 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Emanuel Van Straaten 
    Born 22 Jul 1833  Oosterhout, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 02 Nov 1860  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Naturalised 2 Nov 1860, Northern District of California. 
    Occupation 1889-1890  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The 1889 and 1890 California Directories shows Benjamin E. Van Straaten as a sexton (or superintendent) at the Home of Peace Cemetery (Hebrew), between Eighteenth and Nineteenth, Dolores and Church.

    San Francisco, California Directories, 1889-91 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.  
    Immigration 15 Jul 1920  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Death certificate shows 67 years 6 months in United States = arrival Jan 1853. Shows 66 years 11 months in California = Aug 1853. 
    Died 15 Jul 1920  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I513973562  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2008 

    Father Emanuel Van Straaten,   b. 10 Aug 1806, Rotterdam, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Roosje Koperenberg,   b. 08 Dec 1808, Hamont, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 08 Oct 1830  Oosterhout, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F505778289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Asch,   b. 07 Sep 1830, Prussia/Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 1920, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Van Straaten,   b. 1863, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Gennie Sara Van Straaten,   b. Jul 1860, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Emanuel Van Straaten,   b. 01 Jan 1866, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1920, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     4. Isaac Van Straaten,   b. 28 Feb 1860,   d. 07 Nov 1874  (Age 14 years)
    Documents
    Benjamin Van Straaten and Family - 1880 United States Census
    Benjamin Van Straaten and Family - 1880 United States Census
    The 1880 census shows Benz [Benjamin] Van Straaten (age 46, born in Rotterdam, the Superintendent of Cemeteries) living with his wife Hannah (age 46, a housewife, born in Prussia) and daughters Gennie (age 23, born in New York) and Sarah (age 16, born in California) and son Emmanuel (age 14, born in California).

    Year: 1880; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: T9_78; Family History Film: 1254078; Page: 367.1000; Enumeration District: 174; Image: 0011.
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 
    Family ID F505778277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Four Generations of San Franciscans
    Four Generations of San Franciscans
    The two children are the twins, Monroe Morris and Irving Morris Jr. They are on their mother's lap, Rose Osterman Morris. Rose's twin sister Hazel is on the left of the photograph, her mother is behind her, and front left is Rose's father. The photograph is dated Mar 1917.

    Documents
    Benjamin Van Straaten and Family - 1880 United States Census
    Benjamin Van Straaten and Family - 1880 United States Census
    The 1880 census shows Benz [Benjamin] Van Straaten (age 46, born in Rotterdam, the Superintendent of Cemeteries) living with his wife Hannah (age 46, a housewife, born in Prussia) and daughters Gennie (age 23, born in New York) and Sarah (age 16, born in California) and son Emmanuel (age 14, born in California).

    Year: 1880; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: T9_78; Family History Film: 1254078; Page: 367.1000; Enumeration District: 174; Image: 0011.
    Irving Morris and Family - 1920 United States Census
    Irving Morris and Family - 1920 United States Census
    The 1920 census shows Irving Morris (age 35, a brush salesman) living with his wife Rose (age 29, born in New York), sons Monroe and Irving (age 5), and daughter Jeanne (age 3 1/2). Also shown is Ben VanStratten, age 86, born in Holland, identified as "grandfather." Living at 259 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, California 94117 (rented).

    Year: 1920; Census Place: San Francisco Assembly District 26, San Francisco, California; Roll: T625_135; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 97; Image: 13.
    1900 U.S. Census - Benjamin E. Van Straaten
    1900 U.S. Census - Benjamin E. Van Straaten
    The 1900 census shows Benjamin E. Van Stratten living at the City and County Hospital in San Francisco (Assembly District 33). He is shown as a day laborer/ward attendant. Date of birth Aug 1833, age 66, married 40 years. Immigration into U.S. in 1853, naturalised.

    Year: 1900; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Page: 1B
    Benjamin E. Van Straaten - U.S. Naturalisation Record
    Benjamin E. Van Straaten - U.S. Naturalisation Record
    Naturalised on 2 Nov 1860, Northern District of California, District Court.

    U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995. Series T1220.
    1860 Census - B. E. Van Straaten
    1860 Census - B. E. Van Straaten
    The 1860 census shows B. E. Van Straaten, age 26, a drayman with a "personal estate" of $1,250. He was born in Holland.

    Year: 1860; Census Place: San Francisco District 5, San Francisco, California; Roll: M653_67; Page: 522; Image: 523.
    Benjamin Emanuel Van Straaten Death Certificate - 15 Jul 1920
    Benjamin Emanuel Van Straaten Death Certificate - 15 Jul 1920
    Death from hypostatic pneumonia. Died at home (912 Page Street) and buried at the Home of Peace.
    Benjamin Emanuel van Straten Birth Certificate - Born Oosterhaut, Holland - 22 July 1833
    Benjamin Emanuel van Straten Birth Certificate - Born Oosterhaut, Holland - 22 July 1833

    Headstones
    The Van Straaten Grave at Home of Peace Cemetery and Emanu-El Mausoleum, Colma, California
    The Van Straaten Grave at Home of Peace Cemetery and Emanu-El Mausoleum, Colma, California
    The grave of Benjamin & Hannah Van Straaten (died 1920) and their son Isaac (born 28 Feb 1860, died 7 Nov 1874) - Photograph by Diane Reich, used with her kind permission.

  • Sources 
    1. [S54] 1900 United States Federal Census (Reliability: 2), 1900.
      Year: 1900; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Page: 1B. Date of birth shown as Aug 1833

    2. [S56] California State Registrar, Local Register 1529 (Reliability: 3), 15 Jul 1920.
      Date of birth as shown on death certificate: 13 Aug 1833. Age at death shown as 86 years 11 months 2 days. I have used the Tombstone Birthday Calculator and it confirms date of birth as 13 Aug 1833.

    3. [S4961] Regionaal Archief Tilburg, OTH_G_1833 - Birth Registry 1833 - Aktenummer 138 (Reliability: 3), 22 Jul 1833.
      Ambtenaar van de burgerlijke stand Oosterhout. Birth certifiate shows date of birth as 22 Jul 1833.

    4. [S56] California State Registrar, Local Register 1529 (Reliability: 2), 15 Jul 1920.

    5. [S4898] California Death Index (Reliability: 3).
      Via www.vitalsearch-ca.com - IDNO 605557