Vanderburg, D.W.

From Lane Co Oregon


D. W. Vanderburg is one of the successful farmers of Lane County, this state. His birth occurred in Dubuque county, Iowa in 1859, his parents being John K. and Emily (Culver) Vanderburg, the former a native of Canada and the latter of Ohio. They were united in marriage in the state of Iowa, where they maintained their residence until the year 1864, at which time Mr. Vanderburg with his family crossed the plains to Oregon and settled at Marshfield, Coos county, where he purchased a body of land on which he settled with his family and continued to reside until 1880. He then moved to the Siuslaw river country in Lane county and filed upon a government claim of one hundred and sixty acres, upon which he lived for a number of years, after which he sold the property and lived a retired life until the time of his death. His demise occurred in 1888, while his wife was called to her final rest in 1906. Unto them were born ten children, five of whom are still living, as follows: Winfield, who is a resident of San Francisco, California; Mrs. J. J. Clinkenbeard, of Coos county; D. W., of this review; Charles, a resident of Lane county; and Mrs. Charlotte Hawley, who resides in Crook county, this state.

D. W. Vanderburg at the age of five years, in company with his parents, crossed the plains at the time of their emigration to this state. He was reared in his parents' home and received his early education in the public schools of the district in which he lived. He remained under the parental roof until twenty-two years of age when he engaged at various occupations until 1885. He filed upon a government homestead of one hundred and sixty acres and in due time, by proof of occupancy, received his title from the government to the property, after which hs purchased an additional forty acres and after a period of some years he disposed of his entire holdings and later purchased three hundred and thirty-seven acres five miles from Florence on the Siuslaw river, upon which he established his home and is now engaged in diary farming.

In 1891 Mr. Vanderburg was married to Miss Emma Karnowsky, who is a native of Germany and immigrated to America with her parents in 1882, the family home being established on the Siuslaw river in the year 1885. She was reared at home and educated in the public schools of this state and remained under the parental roof until the time of her marriage. To Mr. and Mrs. Karnowsky the following children were born, namely: Albert of Lane county, Oregon; Arnold, who now resides on the old homestead in Lane county; Mrs. Emma Vanderburgh; and Mrs. Amelia Morris, of Chicago. Both parents of this famly have passed away. To Mr. and Mrs. Vanderburg five children have been born: Raymond, at home, born October 20, 1891; Ralph, also at home, born May 23, 1983; Leona, born May 5, 1895; Alice, born April 23, 1898; and Warren, born July 30, 1906. Leona and Alice are attending public school. The mother of this family is an accomplished linguist, having a thorough knowledge of both the English and German languages.

Mr. Vanderbrug is affiliated with the socialist party and has for many years been a member of the school board of this district. D. W. Vanderburg is one of the substantial and useful citizens of Lane county. He is devoted to the interests of his family and engaged in giving his entire attention to the development and cultivation of his farm. He is known throughout Lane county as a man ready to give the benefit of his influence to any public measure having for its object the welfare of the people throughout the county and the community in which he lives.

Gaston, Joseph. "The Centennial History of Oregon, 1811-1912." Vol. 4. Chicago, Clarke Publishing Co., 1912. p. 454.

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