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Family of Lewis Ezra VAN GORDER and Lena Mary WILBUR

Lewis Ezra VAN GORDER b. 1894 Mary 28170 at Presho (Lindley), NY221. d. 19675680. bd. Maple Grove Cem., Horseheads, NY5680.
Lena Mary WILBUR b. 1896 Dec 253346 at Rathbone, NY3346. d. 1985 Dec 245680. bd. Maple Grove Cem., Horseheads, NY5680.

Married5689 1931~. Lena and Lewis appear5689 in the 1940 census for Veteran, NY, as husband and wife. Their marriage year is a guess based on the approx. birth year for son Frederick.

Lewis' middle name appears on his WWII draft registration card170. Lewis lists his birthplace as Lindley, NY, and Presho, NY. Presho is an unincorporated community in/near Lindley.

Lena's social security application3346 has her name as Lena Mary Vangorder, born 25 Dec 1896, Rathbone, New York; her parents are listed as William S Wilbur and Mildred L Sherman.

In 1930, Lena Sherman resided261 with her parents, Wilbur and Millie L Wilbur. Lena Sherman is listed as "daughter," Betty Sherman, age 9, is listed as granddaughter, and Charles Sherman, age 7, is listed as grandson. In 1925, Charles Sherman (age 43), wife Lena (age 28), daughter Elizabeth (age 4) and son Charles (age 2), resided5688 in Elimra, NY. From that information, it is assumed that Lena married Charles Sherman, perhaps about 1920 (from daughter's approx. birth year).

Following marital difficulties, Lena and Charles Sherman were divorced. Correspondence5687 and DNA corroboration indicates that Lena gave up twin sons for adoption, with adoptive names Claude Richard Perry and Robert Brink.

Lena then married Lewis Van Gorder. They attempted to get their twin sons back into the family, but were unsuccessful.

Child 3. Frederick

The obituary5697 for Elizabeth Mildred Kriner mentions a predeceased brother, Patrick Van Gorder, perhaps an error for "Frederick?"

Children of Lewis Ezra VAN GORDER and Lena Mary WILBUR:

1. Robert BRINK5687 b. 19285687.
2. Claude Richard PERRY5687 b. 1928 Sep 265768 at Elmira, NY5768. d. 2000 Nov 125768 at Bath, NY5768.
md. Barbara A PRZYDRYGA
3. Frederick VAN GORDER5689 b. 1932~5689 at New York5689.

170. WWII Draft and Enlistment Records;,,
221. WW I Draft Registration Card;,
261. 1930 Fed Census NY, Chemung Co., Elmira;
1183. 1905 State Census NY, Steuben Co., Hornellsville;
3346. U. S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007;
5680. New York, Chemung Co., Horseheads, Maple Grove Cemetery Tombstone Readings
5687. Wilbur, William - message from Mark Perry regarding his connection;
5688. 1925 State Census NY, Chemung Co., Elmira;
5689. 1940 Fed Census NY, Chemung Co., Veteran;
5697. Obit - Kriner, Elizabeth Mildred; The (Murfreesboro, TN) Daily News-Journal, Tue, 9 Jun 2009;
5768. Obit - Perry, C Richard, Star-Gazette (Elmira, NY), Sat, Nov 18, 2000, p 28;
5812. 1910 Fed Census NY, Allegany Co., Almond;