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Also spelled Vancleve
Birth: January 1840, Michigan.
Death: September 1, 1910, Ypsianti City, Washtenaw county, Michigan..
Father: John W. Van Cleve.
Mother: Julia A. Van Cleve.
Wife: Kate S. Van Cleve.
Children: Kat, Antonette and Julia A. Van Cleve.
The following is from the Michigan State records, although they missed spelled his name its the right person.
Our subject was born January 7, 1840, at Ypsilanti. He had the best educational advantages of the day, attending the seminary and the Normal School, until he was seventeen years of age, when lie went into the mill with his father, where he remained until 1862, when he enlisted in Company B, Twentieth Michigan Infantry. He was mustered in at Jackson as Second Lieutenant and served his company in the battles of Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, Jackson, (Miss.), the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Ann, Cold Harbor, and was also present and fought at the siege of Petersburg. In December, 1862, our subject was promoted to a First Lieutenancy, receiving a further promotion as Captain in November, 1863, which rank he held till February, 1865, when he resigned.
After the return of Capt. Van Cleve to the life a civilian, he entered the wholesale paper warehouse of W. H. Van Cleve ( Co., of Detroit, as one of the firm, selling out his interests there in 1867, when he returned to Ypsilanti, working once more in connection with his father in the mill. There he remained for eight years and in 1875 entered the office of the Genera! Passenger Department of the Michigan Central Railroad at Chicago. This position he held for twelve years and again returned here in 1887. Capt. Van Cleve was married in Buffalo to Miss Kate Stevenson, who was born and reared in Buffalo. They have been blessed with five children, two of whom are living, Kate and Julia A. Capt. Van Cleve is a Knight Templar, and is a member of the Episcopal Church in which he is a Vestryman. In politics he is a Democrat,