Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center


Van Doren Family




Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content



The collection was donated to the Hayes Presidential Center by Wayne Van Doren in 1996. For further information about the family, see also: Van Doren Family: Local History Misc. Mss., Abraham Van Doren: Local History Misc. Mss., Van Doren Family "B" File, and the HPC Bible Collection: Van Doren bibles: #37, #47; and The Van Doorn Family genealogy in the Ohio Reading Room.

Biographical Sketch

Isaac Van Doren (1777-1864) of Dutch descent, married Sarah Sebring (1780-1844) in 1805 near Somerset, New Jersey. The couple moved to Ohio in 1814, and settled in Crawford County, Ohio, where Isaac worked as a tanner near Tymochtee (later Wyandot County). Several of their children eventually settled in Clyde as well as Green Creek and York Townships in Sandusky County, becoming one of the county's earliest pioneering families.

Scope and Content

The collection includes miscellaneous family, military, legal, and school records for a number of Van Doren descendants who remained in Sandusky County. Also included in the collection are two family bibles and a compilation of obituaries of Van Doren family members. The records were the result of several years of research by descendant Wayne Van Doren of Clyde, Ohio, the donor.

The collection includes individual files for each of the descendants listed.


Ac. 5397
1/3 linear ft.
Papers, 1850-1996

Dorothy Van Doren: Bible

Orion Van Doren: Masonic Bible

Miscellaneous Family Records

Abram Van Doren

David Van Doren

Edwin Van Doren

Isaac Van Doren

George Washington Loveland

Carl Van Doren

Sidney Van Doren

Elver and Agnes Van Doren

Elver and Agnes Van Doren: Deeds

Elver and Agnes Van Doren: Estate Records

Bessie F. Wiedel: Estate Records

Wayne Van Doren

John Van Doren

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