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sandie Van Vlack

Great article. Would like to hear from Butch Van Vlack - as I am also a Van Vlack who is trying to connect my Van Vlack lines.

So Butch if you reading this would love to communicate with you.

The title Mountain Man was interesting, as the most comfortable place I live now, is nestled in the Moutains and a beautiful bay. Could it be my genes LOL.

My Van Vlack ancestors eventually came to canada and I have now traced them back to the States.


Hi Sandie,

I don't think Butch has Internet access. If you'd like to send me your contact info, I can pass it on to him in person. Just email me at [email protected].


a real moutain man

ted is a good man at story hour

Sandie Van Vlack

I am trying to locate Mr. Butch Van Vlack. I am doing family research because of my decendency to VAN VLACK. Is there anyway you could contact Butch Van Vlack and ask his permission to send me his address or phone number. My address is: 809 Matthew Way, Collingwood, Ontario. L9Y 4V3

Any help would be very much appreciated. I did write before and was told Butch, does not have a computer and that my information would be passed to him.

kind regards
Sandie Van Vlack

Judy Van Vlack

I also am from a Van Vlack family. My father's name is Edward Everett Van Vlack. Butch Van Vlack said his ancestor's last name was eventually changed to Van Vlack. I wonder what it started out to be?

Robin Tully Flannery

my family originates in this area as well. I think that perhaps this is the cemetery I am trying to find.

Does anyone know if this is it:

Interments in the METHODIST CHURCHYARD, MATTEAWAN "Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, New York" by J. W. Poucher published in 1924, pages 110-117.


LOCATION: In the city of Beacon, about two blocks north of the main street and two blocks east of the church building.


INSCRIPTIONS: 428 in number. Copied August 3 and October 1, 1916, by J. W. Poucher, M. D., and Mrs. Poucher..

REMARKS: In 1819 Methodists of the town of Fishkill began to hold services in a school house between Matteawan and Fishkill Landing on the old road, and a burial ground was opened. In 1824 a new road was laid out on which the congregation (known as the Matteawan Methodist Church) acquired a site and erected a building. This building was abandoned in 1860 for religious purposes, became known as Swift Hall and in 1890 burned down. In 1860 the congregation divided, one part building a church at the landing, the other in Matteawan. Recently a fund has been given for the perpetual care of this cemetery.

Thank you!!!

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