Sarah May Van Tassel

Sarah May Van Tassel, daughter of Andrew and Adeline Van Tassel, was born in Pennsylvania on August 31, 1852, and died July 15, 1860, in Tallmadge, Ottawa, Michigan, according to Van Tassel genealogy. Sarah is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Lamont, Michigan.

1860 U. S. Federal Census, Tallmadge, Michigan

Andrew Van Tassel, age 32, mill worker, born Vermont

Adeline Van Tassel, age 30, born Pennsylvania

Charles, age 10, born Pennsylvania

Sarah, age 8, born Pennsylvania

Riley, age 4, born Michigan

Hiram, age 1, born Michigan

During the Civil war, Andrew Van Tassel enlisted in Battery E, 1st Michigan Light Artillery, on December 27, 1861. He was mustered out on April 27, 1862.

Adeline Van Tassel died November 28, 1863, in Muskegon, Michigan.

Andrew Van Tassel died March 16, 1900, in Kearney, Antrim, Michigan, age 72, according to Michigan Death records. Andrew's second wife, Adelaide, applied for Civil War widow's pension on March 31, 1900.

Transcribed and Photo: Joan Van Spronsen
Created: 22 Jan 2013