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Name:John William Steenbergen
Affiliation:Class of 1849
Biography & Genealogy:John William Steenbergen, Class of 1849: Born- May 4, 1831 in Mason Co. Va. (now West Va.). Father- Peter Higgins Steenbergen; Mother- Maria B.Jordan. Pat. Grandfather- William Steenbergen. Mat. Grandfather- Capt. John Jordan. (No information on either grandmother). Married- Sarah Eliza Van Meter, daughter of Issac C. Van Meter and Frances Harness Hull. Children- 1- William Steenbergen (VMI Class of 1894); 2- Peter H. Steenbergen; 3- Mrs. Clyde Johnson (maiden name unknown) 4- Issac V. Steenbergen; 5- Charles L. Steenbergen; Dr. John H. Steenbergen. Entered VMI- July 6, 1846; Graduated July 4, 1849 standing 14 in a class of 24. Careers- Organizer & first president of the Mason Co. WVA Agricultural Association; Served as a member of the House of Delegates and served several times as a member of the Mason Co. Court; also worked on the farm on which he was born throughout his life. He did not serve in the Civil War as he lived in "enemy country" but was a Southern sympathizer. Died- April 8, 1916.