Feb 18, 2009

Query: Ephraim Van Orman

Is this a son of Jesse Van ORMAN & Lidia Smith?

Michigan Genealogical Death Indexing System
Date of death: 16-Dec-1886
Place of death: JEFFERSON
County of Death: Hillsdale
Sex: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 72 years
Birthplace: NY
Occupation: FARMING
Father's Name: J, VANORMAN
Father's Residence: MICH
Mother's Name: LYDIA, VANORMAN
Mother's Residence: MICH
Date of record: 28-Jul-1887

1860 Census (Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin) has Ephraim Vanormen age 44, Sophia age 30, Jennette age 12, Mary age 10, Emeline age 1 and Abel BERTIER age 5
1870 Census (Jefferson, Hillsdale, Michigan) has Ephraim Vanorman age 53, Sophronia age 41, Ellen age 11 and George age 9.
1880 Census (Jefferson, Hillsdale, Michigan) has Ephraim VanOrman age 64, Sophronia age 53, and George age 19.
The family cannot be found in the 1850 census. According to the birth places in the 1860 census they should be living in Michigan.


  1. 1850 census
    Name: Ephraim Vanorman --Jefferson, Hillsdale, Michigan
    Birth Place: New York
    Household Members: Name Age
    Ephraim Vanorman b NY farmer
    Sophrona Vanorman b NY
    Phebe J Vanorman b MI
    Mary E Vanorman b MI
    Elizabeth Vanorman b NY

    Alas, the enumerator did not record ages for anyone on this whole page!

  2. Michigan Death Records on Family Search has Ellen's death record.
    Name: Evale Vanorman
    Death date: 12 Sep 1873
    Death place: Jefferson, Hillsdale, Michigan
    Gender: Female
    Age at death: 14 years 4 months 22 days
    Estimated birth year: 1859
    Birth place: Wisconsin
    Marital status: Single
    Father name: Ephraim Vanorman
    Mother name: Sophronia Vanorman
    Film number: 2363452
    Digital GS number: 4207871
    Image number: 630
    Reference number: p 231 rn 54
    Collection: Michigan Deaths 1867-1897