Peter Van Scoyoc

Peter Van Scoyoc
b. 5 October 1841, Akron, Ohio
d. 4 October 1928, Oakhill, Clay County, Kansas

m. 1870, Avilla, Noble County, Indiana
Mary Ann Kruse
b. 28 January 1850
d. 29 May 1929, Oakhill, Clay County, Kansas

Children with Mary Ann Kruse:

  • Sherman (1871-1943)
  • Minnie married [–?–] Sutter
  • Marvin P. (1873-1948) married Hattie E. Baker
  • Frances M. (b. 1875)
  • William M. (b. 1876) married Neva Swan
  • Della (1878-1975) married James Goheen
  • Fred (b. 1880) married Lizzie McMillen
  • Alice (b. 1881) married Samuel Hutcheson
  • Guy (b. 1890)
  • Nola (b. 1892)

Peter moved by covered wagon to Clay County, Kansas, in 1871.

Peter’s ancestors came from the Netherlands, and his wife Mary’s ancestors were German-Swiss. Two of their sons became doctors and located out of the state of Kansas. The other three sons farmed in Oakland Township, Clay County, Kansas. Three of their daughters became teachers.

Submitted by:
Gretel Smith
Garett IN
[found in Riley County Genealogical Society’s Pioneers of the Bluestream Prairie, page 70, Clay county, and reprinted in The Van Schaick Kinfolks Quarterly, 1992, volume 9, Number 3]

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