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Jane Van Houten


Gender:
Female
Born:
January 14, 1802
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Paterson, NJ
Marriage(s):
Rulif Van Houten (August 29, 1819)
Biographical Notes:
Jane Van Houten, daughter of Helmigh Van Houten and his wife Metye, was born January 14, 1802. In 1817 Jane travelled from her hometown of Paterson, New Jersey to Litchfield, Connecticut where she studied at the Litchfield Female Academy. Two year later she married Rulif Van Houten on August 29, 1819. Jane and her husband had two children.

Education
Years at LFA:
1817

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
1817 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 to 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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