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Ancestry of Leslie Van Houten

(Source: family tree of Barnett Jennings

Parents: Jane Louise Edwards and Paul Van Houten

Paternal Grandmother: Edna Van Houten Paternal Grandfather: Unknown
Maternal Grandparents: James M. Edwards and Winnafred Jennings
Maternal Great Granparents Jabez B Jennings Caroline J Kaler
Parents of Jabez Jennings: Joseph Jennings and Amelia Smith
Parents of Caroline Kaler: Henry Kaler and Elizabeth Bishop

Jane Louise Edwards (Leslies mother): When Jane Louise Edwards was born on January 2, 1920, in
Iowa, her father, James, was 35 and her mother, Winafred, was 36. She had two sons and two daughters
with Paul Matthews Van Houten. She died on March 17, 2005, in Monterey Park, California, at the age of
Paul Van Houten: (Leslies father) Paul Matthews Van Houten was born on November 11, 1918, in Iowa,
the child of Edna M. He moved 5 times during his lifetime. He lived in Pittsford, Iowa, in 1920 and moved
to Monrovia, California, by 1953. He had two sons and two daughters with Jane Louise Edwards. (His
father is listed as unknown.) He was the only child of Edna Van Houten.
Edna Van Houten (Leslies paternal grandmother): Edna M. Van Houten was born about 1892 in
Nebraska. She lived in Pittsford, Iowa, for more than 10 years from 1920 to 1930. She had one son on
November 11, 1918.
James M. Edwards (Leslies maternal grandfather): James M. Edwards was born about 1885 in Iowa. He
lived in East Waterloo, Iowa, in 1900 and moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa, sometime between 1900 and
1920. He had one son and three daughters with Winafred Jennings.
Winnafred Jennings (Leslies maternal grandmother): When Winafred Jennings was born on June 20,
1883, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, her father, Jabez, was 46 and her mother, Caroline, was 37. She had one son
and three daughters with James M. Edwards. She died in August 1972 in her hometown, at the age of
89, and was buried in Traer, Iowa.
Jabez Jennings (Leslies maternal great grandfather): When Jabez B. Jennings was born on May 18, 1837,
in New York, his father, Joseph, was 24 and his mother, Amelia, was 31. He married Caroline "Carrie"

Jane Kaler on March 27, 1865, in Fulton, Indiana. They had 14 children in 20 years. He died on June 30,
1913, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, having lived a long life of 76 years, and was buried there.
Caroline Carrie Kaler (Leslies maternal great grandmother): When Caroline "Carrie" Jane Kaler was
born on March 13, 1846, in Sandusky, Ohio, her father, Henry, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth, was
21. She married Jabez B. Jennings on March 27, 1865, in Fulton, Indiana. They had 14 children in 20
years. She died in 1925 at the age of 79.
Maternal great great grandparents (parents of Jabez Jennings):
Great great grandfather: Joseph Jennings - When Joseph Jennings was born on March 12, 1813, in
Kingsclere, England, his father, John, was 36 and his mother, Sarah, was 23. He married Amelia Smith
and they had six children together between 1835 and 1841. He then had seven children with Mary
Elizabeth Weldon between 1849 and 1858. He died on February 3, 1894, in Santa Barbara County,
California, having lived a long life of 80 years, and was buried in Santa Barbara, California.
Great great grandmother: Amelia Smith: Amelia Smith was born in December 1805 in Kingsclere,
England, the child of David and Mary. She married Joseph Jennings on May 30, 1834, in Kingsclere,
England. They had six children during their marriage. She died on September 6, 1846, at the age of 40.

Maternal great great grandparents (Parents of Caroline Kaler):

Great great grandfather: Henry Kaler - When Henry Kaler was born on July 12, 1815, in Pennsylvania, his
father, John, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 24. He married Caroline Keener and they had two
children together between 1840 and 1842. He then married Elizabeth Bishop and they had nine children
together between 1840 and 1860. He died on January 31, 1862, in Sandusky, Ohio, at the age of 46, and
was buried in Tumwater, Washington.
Great great grandmother: Elizabeth Bishop - Elizabeth Bishop was born on January 10, 1825, in Ashland,
Ohio, the child of Joseph and Elizabeth. She married Henry Kaler on January 9, 1845. They had nine
children in 20 years. She died on December 15, 1896, in Centralia, Washington, at the age of 71, and was
buried in Tumwater, Washington.