I’ve always wondered if the Van Antwerp building in Mobile was related to our family.  Based on the obituary here which has a Daniel Janse Van Antwerp mentioned which is a common name in our family tree, I’m going to guess that it is.

Mr. James Callanan Van Antwerp, Jr. – born September 24, 1923, a native of Mobile, AL passed away at his home on July 25, 2009. A graduate of Murphy High School, 1940, and the United States Naval Academy, 1945, Jim served his country in the United States Navy for 16 years. He returned to run the family business and he was a former Chairman of the Mobile Republican Executive Committee and the First Congressional District Committee. He was preceded in death by his parents James Callanan Van Antwerp, Sr. and Fanny Imahorn Van Antwerp. He is survived by his wife Margaret Barrett Van Antwerp, his children James Callanan Van Antwerp, III (Allison), Elizabeth Van Antwerp Reasonover (A.B.) and John David Van Antwerp (Cheryl), his brother Daniel Janse Van Antwerp, and his grandchildren Nicholas Allan Van Antwerp, Mitchell Aaron Van Antwerp, Tyler James Van Antwerp, Andrew Philip Van Antwerp, Matthew Karol Van Antwerp, Ross Michael Reasonover, and Ryan Thomas Reasonover.

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