Family: Isaac Clarke VanHook/Anna Meanes (F3963)

m. 31 Jul 1856


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  • Father | Male
    Captain Isaac Clarke VanHook

    Born  Abt 1833  Fayette, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  29 Jan 1899  St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1 Feb 1899   
    Married  31 Jul 1856   
    Father  Samuel VanHook | F2361 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary Ann Clarke | F2361 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Anna Meanes

    Born  Feb 1836  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  19 Jan 1885  St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  21 Jan 1885  Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 1 | Female
    Kate VanHook

    Born  Abt 1856  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Bef 1870  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 2 | Male
    Samuel VanHook

    Born  1859  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Bef 1870  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 3 | Male
    Charles C. VanHook

    Born  Abt 1862  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  14 Jun 1886  St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  15 Jun 1886  Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Living | F4248 
    Married     

    Child 4 | Male
    Isaac Clarke VanHook, Jr.

    Born  6 Apr 1866  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Oct 1916  Robert Koch Hospital, Koch, St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Living | F3964 
    Married     

    Child 5 | Male
    William S. VanHook

    Born  Jul 1870  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 May 1904  St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  9 May 1904  Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes  Married:
    • VANHOOK, ISAAC C. to ANNA MEANS on 31 July 1856 by Rev. A. L. Petty, all of Pittsburgh. [published in The Pittsburgh Christian Advocate 5 August 1856]

      Isaac Clarke VanHook was a steamboat captain and appears in numerous newspaper notices of the period as "Captain VanHook" or "Master". For a few years he was the Captain of the SS Great Republic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Great_Republic_%281866%29), the largest ship of its day.

      From "History of Saint Louis City and County, from the earliest periods to the present day: including biographical sketches of representative men," 1883, Author: Scharf, J. Thomas (John Thomas), 1843-1898 Volume: v.2

      The Merchants' Southern Line Packet Company was established in 1870, and its steamers plied between St. Louis and New Orleans, connecting at Columbus with the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, at Memphis with the Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad and Memphis and Charleston Railroad, at New Orleans with the Morgan Line steamships for Mobile, Galveston, and Indianola, also at the same port with steamships for Havana, at the mouth of Red River
      with Red and Ouachita River packets, and at Hickman, Ky., with the Northwestern Railroad for Nashville and points in Middle and East Tennessee and Northern Georgia.

      The officers of the company in 1870 were J. F. Baker, president ; B. R. Pegram, vice-president ; Thomas Morrison, secretary ; Charles Scudder, superintendent; David H. Silver, general agent, and the principal steamers were the " James Howard," B. R. Pegram, captain ; " Henry C. Yeager," I. C. Van Hook, captain ; " Susie Silver." Samuel S. Entriken, captain ; " T. L. McGill," Thomas W. Shields, captain ; " Carrie V. Kountz;' 1 " Henry Ames," J. West Jacobs, captain ; " John Kyle," John B. Weaver, captain ; " Mollie Moore," George D. Moore, captain.

      8 Apr 1869 - The New Orleans Crescent - from "From Our Exchanges"
      "Captain Van Hook has taken command of the Great Republic. This magnificent steamer will leave today for New Orleans and the Bends."

      29 Jun 1869 - The Pittsburgh Gazette, page 3 - from "River News"
      "Capt. VanHook, of the Great Republic, is still in the city"

      12 Mar 1870 - The Cairo Evening Bulletin (Cairo, IL)
      For New Orleans: The Steamer
      GREAT REPUBLIC
      VANHOOK.............MASTER
      Will leave Saturday evening, March 12th, at five o'clock, connecting at New Orleans with Ocean Line of Steamers to Liverpool, New York, Boston and Galveston, Texas.

      Sadly, it appears this family died out in the next generation. Isaac and Anna had 5 children, 2 of which died young in Pennsylvania before the family moved to St. Louis. The other sons - Charles, William and Isaac Jr. - also died relatively young. Isaac Clarke Jr. may have been married for a short while in the late 1800's to a woman named "Etta" - there is a Missouri birth record for an "Alon VanHook" in 1892 with a mother of Etta and a father of "Clark". No record of this family has been found in the 1900 census.

      1860 US Census - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA
      Isaac C Vanhook 27
      Anna Vanhook 23
      Kate Vanhook 3
      Samuel Vanhook 10/12

      1870 US Census - South Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA
      Clark Vanhook 37, Steamboat Captain
      Ann Vanhook 33
      Chas Vanhook 8
      Clark Vanhook 4
      Mary Mcdonald 16, Domestic

      1880 US Census - St Louis, St Louis, MO
      (all born Pennsylvania)
      Isac C. Vanhook 47, Steamboat Captain
      Emma Vanhook 41
      Charles Vanhook 18
      Isac C. Vanhook 14
      William S. Vanhook 10
      Amelia Brady 21, servant

      Mortuary Notice
      Date: Wednesday, February 1, 1899
      Paper: St. Louis Republic (St. Louis, MO)
      Page: 9
      "At East St. Louis, Captain I.C. Van Hook, aged 66 years, beloved father of W.S. and I.C. Van Hook Jr. Funeral from Walsh's undertaking rooms, East St. Louis, Wednesday, February 1, at 2 p.m. Friends invited to attend."

      Probate Court St. Louis City Van Hook, Isaac C case # 24594
      deceased 29 Jan 1899
      Administrator - William S. VanHook
      Heirs - William S. VanHook & Isaac C. VanHook Jr.