The VanNess family of Keene New Hampshire . A probable Vanasse family .
According to the 1900 census Joseph Vanness was born in French Canada in June of 1822 and immigrated to the United States in 1830 .From the Catholic Church records at St Bernard's in Keene , his wife's name was Julia Welch . Even though the 1900 census says they were married for 50 years , Julia immigrated from Ireland in 1852 . In the 1860 census they are already a married couple living in Troy Cheshire County New Hampshire .
Joseph Vanus age 29 born France - (mistake)
Julia age 21born Ireland
Jerry age 5 born MA
John age 3 born NH
Adeline age 2 born NH
Ellen age 1 month born NH
In 1880 they are at nearby Keene New Hampshire .
VanAnnis Joseph age 58 born Canada
Julia age 45 born Ireland
John age 23 born NH
Mary age 20 born NH
Joseph age 17 born NH
Charles age 13 born NH
William age 10 born NH
In 1900 they are also at Keene .
Vanness Joseph born June 1822 age 77 , married 50 years born French Canada .
Julia born May 1833 age 67 married 50 years born Ireland . She and Joseph had 8 children .
Joseph born August 1863 age 36 born NH .
Charles born May 1868 age 32 born NH
In the 1920 census for Keene .
Charles is widowed .
Joseph is married .
VanNess Joseph age 56 born NH.
Nellie age 48 born Ireland.
Helen age 18 born NH.
John age 16 born NH.
Mary age 13 born NH.
Joseph VanNess died in Keene on January 16 ,1904 and is buried at St Joseph's Cemetery . Julia had died before him .His death records fails to mention the name of his parents so I cannot connect him to any Vanasse family line .
In his obituary in the Keene newspaper he was in the Civil War as a member of the 1st New Hampshire Cavalry Company K .
I would appreciate any help with this family .