Jan (John) was born on 19 Sep 1821. He was a woodcarver, who married Angeline Vandenoud in Buffalo and they migrated to Toronto and later returned to Buffalo. They had 1 son and 10 daughters. Jan aka John learned the carving trade from his father. He died in 1905. His wife is listed in the Buffalo NY directory as a widow in 1908 and thereafter until her death. Angeline Vandenoud died in 8 Dec 1914 in Buffalo, New York. No cause of death is listed.
Jan vander Schaaf, born on September 19, 1821 in Dokkum, Netherlands
|Source: AlleFriezen in Leeuwarden, Civil registration births|
Burgerlijke Stand Dokkum - Tresoar, Bron: boek, Part: 1003, Period: 1821, Dokkum, archive 30-09, inventory number 1003, September 22, 1821, Geboorteregister 1821, folio 43
|1849 New York City Passenger list, John|
is listed as a carver.
|1881 Bowmanville, Durham, Ontario Census|
|1857 Death of John's daughter Lena.|
|1913 Buffalo, NY City Directory|