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    Cutler Solomon Van Tuyl was born April 13, 1831 in Perry, Lake County, Ohio. He died on January 1, 1916 at the age of 84. He married Elizabeth Adelia Donahue on July 6, 1853. Elizabeth was born April 22, 1833 in Cass County Michigan. She died October 3, 1868 at the age of 35. 

  Cutler was 4 years old when his family arrived in Edwardsburg, Michigan, by horse team from Lake County, Ohio on July 26, 1835.  The family lived in a schoolhouse, then on 80 acres in Section 27 of Jefferson Township. Later the family bought a farm in Section 33 Jefferson Township.  Cutler lived on a farm all his life.

They Had five children;

Joseph Hurley     November 5, 1853 - April 26, 1903     Married Mary Ann Wallace

Daniel                  1855 - 1942                                         Married Susan Peifer

Olive Marie         January 19, 1857 - March 11, 1944     Married Charles Washington Way

Charles                February 6, 1850 - July 23, 1924          Married Martha Ella

James Alfred       February 28, 1866 - June 5, 1936         Married Emeline Lucy Toner Cox

   Cutler Solomon married Clara Way March 13,1871. He is listed as from Ohio and she is from Columbus, Ohio.  No children were born to this marriage.

    Published in the Edwardsburg Argus Weekly Newspaper January 6,1916. Copied from Microfilm at Edwardsburg High School Library. Located by Marvin Van Tuyl and Reita Van Tuyl- Walter Sept. 17, 1976

Death of C.S. Van Tuyl

  Cutler Solomon Van Tuyl, son of Daniel and Hannah Van Tuyl, was born in Ohio, April 13th, 1831, and came with his parents to Jefferson Township, Cass County, Mich., in 1835 and located on a part of what is now the Henry Hanson farm. They lived - there about eleven years, and in 1846 they sold out and bought what is known as the C.S. Van Tuyl farm. 

  On July 6th, 1852 Mr. Van Tuyl was united in marriage to Elizabeth Adelia Donahe. They bought the Joseph Van Tuyl farm, where they resided for 12 years, when they sold it and moved onto the farm where he passed away Jan. 1st, 1916.  To this union were born five children, four of whom are living - Daniel and Charles Van Tuyl and Mrs. Olive Way, of Edwardsburg, Mich. and James Alfred Van Tuyl of Moorestown Mich. The oldest son Joseph Hurley Van Tuyl, died April 26,1903. Mr. Van Tuyl leaves 20 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

  In 1868 his wife departed this life, and in 1871 he was married to Miss Clara Way, who survives him.

  He was one of the early pioneers of Cass County, and by industry and economy accumulated a competency, and was one of the well-to-do  citizens of Jefferson Township.  His age was 84 years 8 months and 19 days.

  The Funeral was held at the house Wednesday forenoon, at 10:30  O’clock, with burial in the Hanson cemetery.  Rev. C. H. Anderson Officiated.


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