This postcard picture dates
from around 1908. This home on Iron Forge Road has
undergone many changes over the years. I believe around
1850 the Peter Van Ness family lived here.
Listed in the census for that year are:
Peter S.Van Ness- age
Elizabeth Van Ness-age 45
Jacob Van Ness-age 21-a laborer
Simeon Van Ness-age 17-a miller
Henry VanNess-age 15-a miller
William Van Ness-age 13
Martin Van Ness-age-11
Catherine Van Ness-age 8
Mary E. Van Ness- age 6
into this family a bit more, I found that Peter died on
1 April 1867 at age 65years 16 days, so he was born about
16 March 1802( in NJ). His wife Elizabeth died a year later
of consumption(Tuberculosis) at age 63 years 5 months. She
was born on 16 October 1804.
This is the home as it was in 2000.