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Van Deusen, George H.


Age: 0, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): USN
Service: Acting ASURG, USN, 2/14/62, gunboat Owasco, 64; West Gulf Squadron, resgd 3/19/64 [College: UVM 61]

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Birth: 08/24/1836, Palatine, NY
Death: 01/28/1915

Burial: Strattanville Cemetery, Strattanville, PA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 59508534


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: 3/9/1879 (d. 1/28/1915)
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: UVM 61 (Med)
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None


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Strattanville Cemetery, Strattanville, PA

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George H. Van Deusen, M. D., Gorham, is a native of Montgomery county, born August 24, 1836, a son of Cornelius, whose father, Gloudy Van Deusen, came to Montgomery county in 1796, and there died in 1845. The family is of Dutch descent, and came to America in 1667. Mr. Gloudy Van Deusen served five years in the Revolutionary war. In 1829 Cornelius married Elizabeth Cornue, a native of Montgomery county, and daughter of Wessel Cornue, one of the first settlers of that county. Cornelius and wife had seven sons and four daughters, all now living. He died in 1863, and his wife in 1877. Dr. George H. spent part of his youth in New Jersey, where his father died. His mother's death occurred while on a visit to Steuben county. Subject taught school four years, and in 1861 was graduated from the Medical Department of the University of Vermont, and was appointed physician in the insane asylum in New York City. February, 1862, he received an appointment from Gideon Welles as assistant surgeon of U. S. Volunteer Navy, serving first in North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, and then in South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. In 1863, he was ordered to West Gulf Squadron, under command of D. G. Faragut. In 1864 Dr. Van Deusen resigned his position as navy surgeon and began practicing his profession at Bethel, Vt., where he remained four years and then moved to Painted Post. In 1875 he came to Gorham, where he has since had a very successful practice. He was formerly a member of Vermont State Medical Society, president of Steuben County Medical Society, and is now a member of Ontario County Medical Society. In politics Dr. Van Deusen is now a Prohibitionist. He was a superintendent of schools in Bethel, Vt. He is a member of Rushville Lodge No. 377 F&AM and GAR, Scott Post No. 315. In 1863 Dr. Van Deusen married Celia A., daughter of John Liscom, of Burlington, Vt. Dr. Van Deusen and wife have had two children: Fred Mower, who died in infancy; and Kate, a graduate of Geneseo Normal School, class '93

Source: HISTORY OF ONTARIO COUNTY (New York); compiled by Lewis Cass Aldrich; edited by George S. Conover; 1893