Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
Kent, Frank S., Mrs.
Anne Elizabeth Van Dyke Harris, pp. 125-128 PDF (849.0 KB)
found in her accustomed seat at the church, ready to do her whole duty. Of Puritan ancestry she inherited many of those traits of character for which the early settlers of New England were famed,, notable among which were self-reliance, the moral courage to do what she believed to be right, and an unswerving faith in an over-ruling Providence. She was the acknowledged head of the little band of pioneer women, who shared in the toil and privation incident to the settlement of Milwaukee. (Extract from historical sketch by James S. Buck, Mil- waukee Historian, and information furnished by descend- and of Mrs. Brown.) ANNE ELIZABETH VAN DYKE HARRIS Author-Mrs. Frank S. Kent Beloit ..........I... ... .....I.............. Anne Elizabeth Van Dyke Harris was born at Lewis- burgh, Pa., May 23, 1831. She was the daughter of Lam- bert Van Dyke and Anne Dale Chamberlain. They came West, arriving at Freeport, Illinois, July 4, 1843. She joined the National Society of the D. A. R. at Freeport, receiving Certificate No. 6,758, dated December 4, 1894. She was a charter member of the Beloit D. A. R., Beloit, Wisconsin, organized in 1896. January, 1917, she died at Beloit at the age of 86 years. She was a descendant of Charles Dale, of Scottish origin, and who was a member of troops who were sent by King William from England in 1690 to quell the rebel- lion in Ireland. Samuel Dale, the grandson of Charles Dale came to America in 1763, and settled in Pennsyl- vania. In 1769 he married Anne, daughter of Samuel and Ruth Steele Futhy. In 1770, when the call was made for "Minute Men", he raised a company of volunteers for the defense of the country against the Indians. He 125
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