Minert Cemetery Surnames


Francis W. VanVelzer
b. 17 Jan 1875
d. 20 Feb 1875
"Aged 1 month, 3 days". Another stone on the same lot is gone from the foundation.

Velma VanVelzer
b. 26 Jul 1880 Post Twp, Allamakee County, Iowa
d. 27 Aug 1881 Post Twp, Allamakee County, Iowa
"Dau. of W.O. & S.J. Van Velzer." Also small stones "T.O.B." and "J.O.B."

Velma Van Velzer was the daughter of William Otis Van Velzer and Sarah Jemima Patterson. In the early 1880s, the Van Velzers moved to the Kansas City, Missouri area.

Velma was the granddaughter of James Patterson and Amanda Dobson. Great grandparents were William Patterson and Mary Taylor and Samuel and Rebecca Dobson.