Married: 24 Sep.1874 Greenpoint, NY

John Youngs7 Van Wicklen
(major events)

Birth: 10 Feb.1851 New Lots, Brooklyn, New York
Death: 28 July 1918 344 President St., Brooklyn, New York, of acute sephritis

Birth: 5 Jan.1853 Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY
Death: just bef.16 Aug.1948 (just before)

Family Citations:

       of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

       On headstone at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn John YOUNGS is inscribed John Y. 1851-1918 [Sect. 181, lot 12826 (Miller Plot)].

       History: At the time of death of Frederick MILLER Sr. (June 6, 1947), both Henrietta Kate MILLER and Jessie Van WICKLEN (Mrs. Elliott C.DuBois) were living at Shippan point, Stamford Conn [NY Times clipping].  Henrietta had sister Margaret Camilla MILLER (Mrs. John Bell... see also news clipping) b. Jan 21,1850, d. 12 Jan. 1941 (91 on Jan. 21), at home 99 Java Street Brooklyn. [NY Times art. Jan. 13, 1941 obit.]. At time of sons wedding, was living at 424 President St. (Brooklyn)


1860 US Federal Census, New Lots, Queens Co., NY, hotel?, taken 25th of June,

John Van Wickler, ae.51, farmer, RE6000, P500,

Phoebe A. Van Wickler, ae.40, b.NY,

Magdalen Van Wickler, ae.21, b.NY,

Hester A. Van Wickler, ae.18, b.NY, 

Cornelius Van Wickler, ae.16, b.NY, 

Cath Van Wickler, ae.14, b.NY,

Mary Van Wickler, ae.12, b.NY,

John G. Van Wickler, ae.9, b.NY,


1880 census ae.29 living 201 Franklin St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with dau. Jessie 3 and son Frederick 10 mos., boarding with Henry MILLER, his father-in-law.   Died (death certif.) at his home at 344 President St., Bklyn., NY.

Henry Miller, ae.61, head, keeps liquor store, b.Germany, f.b.Germany, m.b.Germany,

Catherine Miller, ae.58, keeps house, b.Germany, f.b.Germany, m.b.Germany,

Henrietta Miller, ae.26, dau., at home, b.NY, f.b.Germany, m.b.Germany,

Emma Miller, ae.24, dau., at home, b.NY, f.b.Germany, m.b.Germany,

Addie Miller, ae.23, dau., at home, b.NY, f.b.Germany, m.b.Germany,

John Van Wicklin, ae.29, border, forman in lumber yard, b.NY, f.b.NY, m.b.NY,   

Jessie Van Wicklin, ae.3, F, border, at home, b.NY, f.b.NY, m.b.NY,      

Fredrick Van Wicklin, ae.10/12 July, at home, b.NY, f.b.NY, m.b.NY,   

Henry Montague, ae.30, border, st..yard, b.NY, f.b.NY, m.b.NY,  


       1879 resided at 201 Franklin St. 17th Ward, at birth of Frederick Sr. [b.cer. Frederick Sr. #5629/1879].

       1897 Directory  John Y., lumber, 144 President Street (Brooklyn, NY).


       Obituary for John Y. Van Wicklen from [Brooklyn Standard Union 30 July 1918]  “John Y. Van Wicklen, a descendent of the early Dutch settlers of Brooklyn, died on Sunday at his home, 344

President Street.  He was born in the New Lots section 68 years ago, the son of the late John and Phoebe Ann YOUNGS VAN WICKLEN.  He was a cousin of Capt. Dave Van Wicklen of the Old Mill, and his family has been well known in New Lots for the past century.  He had been associated for many years with the Watson-Pittinger Lumber Company of South Brooklyn.  He was a member of Joppa Lodge, No. 201, F. and A.M., and the St. Nicholas Society of Nassau Island.  He is survived by his widow, Henrietta, one son Frederick, a daughter, Mrs. Elliott Clarke Dubois, and four sisters, Mrs. Stephen Ryder and Mrs. Isaac Snedecker, of Jamaica, and Mrs. Fenwick Bergen and Esther Van Wicklen. Funeral services were held this afternoon at his late home. Interment private.”


Miller & Van Winkle ? in Brooklyn, from DUMBO Historical





1.+Frederick Miller Van WICKLEN,  b.19 Jul 1879 Brooklyn, NY, 

2.+Jessie Miller Van WICKLEN,  b.1876 Brooklyn, NY, m. Elliott”Guss” Clarke DuBOIS, b.30 July 1878 Brooklyn, NY,


        It is found that although John and Henrietta were married in 1874 that in the 1880 NYC census Index, Henrietta is listed as living as part her father’s household grouping?  The note below indicates that John and family were living with them and the children are listed as “other”? [NYC 1880 census index:] 

       1880 census ae.29 living 201 Franklin St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with dau. Jessie 3 and son Frederick 10 mos., boarding with Henry MILLER, his father-in-law. [Research Notes of \Harry Macy Jr., John6 group sheet]]


       On a visit to Green-Wood cemetery, Brooklyn NY [MW] on Nov 6, 1998 looking for McKee’s, found in the cemetery computer John Y. Van Wicklen at section 181 lot 12826.   When I went to that lot, it turned out to be a MILLER plot.   The computer lists John Y. bur. 30 July 1918;  Henrietta K. Van Wicklen (MILLER) bur.16 Aug 1948;   a  F(female) child of Helen N. Van Wicklen bur. 27 Dec 1914, Lois Van Wicklen bur 7 Apr, 1917 (possibly a daughter of John Y.).   At another lot #15970 in section 157, is listed a Teresa H. Van Wicklen, but prob not related.   

       There is a main headstone in lot 12826 which reads (front) “HENRY MILLER, BORN SEPT. 15, 1819, DIED JULY 2, 1896 - KATHERINE MILLER, BORN JAN.11,1822, DIED AUG. 3,1909”, probable parents of Henrietta Kate; 

       on the side of the main headstone “MARTIN MILLER, BORN AUG 12TH 1847, DIED JUNE 10TH 1851”,  possible sibling to Henrietta; __, MARGARET SAMPSON, BORN DEC. 24th 1824, DIED JUNE 10th 1861”possible Aunt to Katherine orinlaw.

       and below “JOHN Y. VAN WICKLEN 1815-1918”.  To the left front there is a “shield” shaped stone about 12” x 12” in the ground inscribed “HENRY MILLER”, possibly Henrietta’s father? [must get dates on].

       To the front right a small stone inscribed “AT REST” and directly to the right a stone which appears to be the monument base, the stone itself missing.   To the rear of the main headstone is a staked medallion of “The Daughters of the American Revolution”.


       New York Times Mar. 2,1930, p.34:  “Notes of Social Activities in New york and Elsewhere...  Miss. Roda Dawson gave a luncheon yesterday at Pierre’s for Miss. Carolyn Du Bois, having among her other guestsMrs. Ralph Dawson, Mrs. Eliot Clarke Du Bois, Mrs. John Van Wicklen, Mrs. Philip Cuyler Langdon, Mrs. Philip C. Sayres, Mrs. EdwinLee Allen, the Misses  Janet and Elain Laidlaw, Elizabeth Quimby and Margery Trull.”

       The connection is possibly that her dau. Jessie m. Elliott C. DuBois. [MW]


       Lived at Shippan Point, Stamford CT with dau. Jessie in 1947, at time of death of Frederick Sr. [New York Times June 8,1947 p.?:]