John VanderLeeuw was born 12 December 1902 in Jersey City, NJ to parents Andrew (Adrian) and Louise (Timner) VanderLeeuw. John and AnnaMae Mulvihill were married 29 September 1923 in West Hoboken, NJ.
Father Andrew VanderLeeuw was born about 1868 in Rotterdam, Netherlands and was a coppersmith. Mother Louise was also born in the Netherlands, in Uppengedesen (sp?). They were married about 1892 at an unknown location. By 1902 the family was living at 8 Union St., JC. By 1904 they had moved to 121 South St.
There were at least seven children in the family. The oldest appears to be Marie, born about 1892. She married Robert McKiernan in about 1915. A daughter, Theresa, was born 19 October 1904. The names of the other children are unknown.
John Sr. and AnnaMae had two children: John Jr. and Thomas.
John Sr. worked as a watchmaker.
© James M. Mulvihill Updated: 1/24/03