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Vail, -.  Hometown: Pittsburg, PA; Vail and Henning (?) of Keystone Co. helped Dooley to bring boat back upstream, Dooley Diary, 5/29/98;

Van, John.  Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle for Yakutat Bay and
Valdes, 3/24/98; party of 37 from Sioux City, IA led by J. N. Henry were to be dropped off at Yakutat, the others apparently headed for Valdes, Seattle P-I, 3/25/98;

Van Antwerp, B.   Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle,
2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98; Killed by avalanche on
4/30/1898.  Coroner's report depicting death Joseph Fournier et al. on Valdez Glacier, 5/2/1898; Note: arrived on same ship that carried Millard, Conger, Great Northern, Dooley, and Nelson (6 Swedes), and Hazelet & Meals parties;

Van Court, Elias. Witness for R. Blix's Purchase of Gillett & Weir claim, VMDR, p.
115-116;

Van Deuberg, P.   Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle,
2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98;

Van Deuberg, T. Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle,
2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98;

Van Lake, A. M.  Passenger list for the schooner Hera, departed Seattle for Copper
River 3/22/98, Seattle P-I, 3/23/98;

Van Nuys, K. K. W. (See also Venyse, Richard); Hometown: Lansing, MI (?); Passenger list -- Steam schooner Albion, departing Portland 3/8/98, Portland Oregonian, 3/8/98; Group from Lansing, MI including Henry Caswell, Charles Gerts (Gadt? suggested by order in passenger list), Frank Knapp, Samuel Taylor, August Kunofski (Snowaski?), Morris Finhenstine (M Finkelstine), Antone Kowatski (A. Kososky), Julius Wats (Watzell?), Bert Hattlay, and Richard Venyse (Van Nuys?), Portland Oregonian, 3/6/98;

Van Sant, Alfonas W.  Born: Maryland, C1900; Hometown: Baltimore, MD, C1900 ;
Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle for Yakutat Bay and Valdes, 3/24/98; party of 37 from Sioux City, IA led by J. N. Henry were to be dropped off at Yakutat, the others apparently headed for Valdes, Seattle P-I, 3/25/98; Arrived in Alaska, March 1898, C1900; Camped on island in Klutina where he had been upset by snag, August 1898, Pearson Journal, CS1, p. 185; Locator, "Baltimore Placer Claim," Manker Creek, No. 61 above Canyon, witnesses, Gordon & Cochran, 10/18/98, TMDR, p. 42;

Van Wormer, B. J.   Passenger list for steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 4/19/98 for
Orca and Valdes, Seattle P-I, 4/20/98;

Vance, John.  Passenger on Helen Almy bound for Copper River, capsized shortly after departing San Francisco, 3/20/98, Seattle P-I, 3/23/98;

Vanderplate, A.  Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle for Yakutat Bay and Valdes, 3/24/98; party of 37 from Sioux City, IA led by J. N. Henry were to be dropped off at Yakutat, the others apparently headed for Valdes, Seattle P-I, 3/25/98;

Vanderson, A.  Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle for Yakutat Bay and Valdes, 3/24/98; party of 37 from Sioux City, IA led by J. N. Henry were to be dropped off at Yakutat, the others apparently headed for Valdes, Seattle P-I, 3/25/98;

Vanderzee, F. S.  (Might be Vandersee); Passenger list for steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 4/19/98 for Orca and Valdes, Seattle P-I, 4/20/98;

Vanderzee, S. H.   (Vandersee?); Passenger list for steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 4/19/98 for Orca and Valdes, Seattle P-I, 4/20/98;

Vanyse, Richard. (Possibly K. K. W. Van Nuys); Hometown: Lansing, MI; Group from Lansing, MI including Henry Caswell, Charles Gerts (Gadt? suggested by order in passenger list), Frank Knapp, Samuel Taylor, August Kunofski (Snowaski?), Morris Finhenstine (M Finkelstine), Antone Kowatski (A. Kososky), Julius Wats (Watzell?), Bert Hattlay, and Richard Venyse (Van Nuys), Portland Oregonian, 3/6/98;

Varley, Pat.  Hometown: MN; Crossed Valdez Glacier, 1898; At Copper Center winter of 1898-1899, Guiteau, Louis, Death Trail, The Alaskana, pp. 3-8; Pearson hears is at Chesnina with scurvy, goes to Chesnina and starts Varley and Coles down river for coast, Pearson, CS1, p. 187; mentioned with scurvy, Golden Cross? p. 87-88, 90, 93, 120;

Varlund, E.  Passenger on steam schooner Noyo, departing Seattle 3/15/98 for Copper River ports with a few passengers for Juneau and Skagway, Seattle P-I, 3/16/98;

Varlund, J.  Passenger on steam schooner Noyo, departing Seattle 3/15/98 for Copper River ports with a few passengers for Juneau and Skagway, Seattle P-I, 3/16/98;

Veazey, Simon.  Witnesses for S. J. Mills, PWSMDR, Bk 1, p. 54;

Vegely, O. R.  Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98;

Veitch, Chas.  Passenger list for steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 4/19/98 for Orca and Valdes, Seattle P-I, 4/20/98;

Vine, George.  Hometown: Neillsville, WI; The Wisconsin Alaska party composed of Warren Southard, Louie Brillion, Joe Dillman, Phil Berg, Fred Sturdevant, Gus Klopf, Fred Elder, and George Vine left Neillsville, 1/17/98, Neillsville, WI News, 1/20/98; Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98; Geo. Vine, Oscar Johnson, Frank Smith, Ed. Young, Henry Chesterman, John Grasser, Herb Gergen, and Jos. Brost are still in Alaska, Neillsville Times [WI], 2/9/99;

Voges, Fritz.  Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 1/3/98, Seattle P-I,
1/4/98;

Voight, Richard.  (Also Voigt, Margeson & TMDR spell both ways); Hometown:
Norwalk, CT, Margeson/Benedict trip, Gold Hunters, p. 9; Locator, "Viola" No. 28
below Discovery, Manker Creek, 7/29/98, witnesses King & Gasteldi, TMDR, p. 71;
King, O'Connell, Hoyt and Voigt make quick trip back to Valdez to get rubber boots in Sept. 1898, story of trip told by King, Margeson, Gold Hunters, pp. 210-215; sells for $1 an undivided 1/2 interest in the "Viola" claim to Lillian Moore, 3/22/99, witness O'Connel & Simpson, TMDR, p. 83;

Von Ciple, Count.  (See Von Ziepel, B.); Klutina Lake Christmas Party, trip to Mt.
Wrangell, Golden Cross? p. 111;

Von Gunther, Dr. Andrew.   Born: Erfurt, Germany, 2/2/1855, Pioneers, C1900;
Hometown: Seattle, WA, C1900; Arrived with wife in Valdez on steamer Morgan City on 5/7/1898; met by Dempsey; told name of town was "Copper City;" spent first night with Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Roberts; built first permanent building in town,Valdez Miner, 1/18/1935; Filed in VMDR, 1898, p. 52, 55, 81, 91, 93, 110, 119, 136, 144, 143; Donated to building relief station on Valdez Glacier, Sept. 1898, Bourke notes, CS1; Tried by Citizens Meeting for firing on neighbors improving their townsite lot, which he claimed was his placer mine, Minutes, 11/9/1898, CS1, 77ff; Dempsey says dispute was over a timber lot.  Von Gunter acquitted 12/16/1898 & resigned claim to timber, in Diary, M. Dempsey, 1898, CS1, p. 215; Examined bodies of men frozen on Valdez Glacier, Jury Finding, CS1; Charter member of the Order of Alaska Moose, 1899, TVN, 1:40, 12/7/01, p. 3; Acquired early townsite lots, V-Lot, Index, pp. 37, 40, 54, 76, 95, 113;

Von Gunther, Lena.  Born: Germany, Oct. 1866, C1900 ; Hometown: Seattle, WA
C1900 ; Citizens meeting requests her attendance with husband on shooting/land claims affair, Minutes,11/9/1898, CS1, 77ff; Transfer from Hermann of V-Lot, Index,
4/7/1899, p. 118; Location notice for the "Peacock", Abercrombie Gulch, 1/19/99,
witness: Mrs. Anna Barrett, VMDR, p. 110; Deed between H. Kaiser to L. Von Gunther for placer claim "Kaiser" "about 3000 ft north east of the Pacific Steam Whaling Cos. Hotel, joining the "Sutter" Placer Claim on the north east, . . . ,"VMDR, p. 57, [being located at the stream entering Valdez Bay northwest of Pacific Steam Whaling Store,]
for $100, VMDR, p. 136;

Von Huebner, C. Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98;

Von Ziepel, B.  (Von Ziepel, Seattle P-I; Von Zeipel, Von Zipel, The Valdez News; Von Cipel, Golden Cross?); Passenger on steam schooner Noyo, departing Seattle for Copper River ports with a few passengers for Juneau and Skagway, Seattle P-I, 3/16/98;

Von Zipel, B. See Von Ziepel

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