I always used to hear about the Van Antwerp Farm in Grosse Pointe, MI and think what great land that would have been to hold onto.

Recently, my uncle, Dan Van Antwerp, shared a copy of a map of Grosse Pointe from the 1800s.  It shows three Van Antwerp farms:

  • Francis Van Antwerp – third farm from the top
  • F or P Van Antwerp – third farm north of Vernier Road and west of Mack Ave.
  • M. Van Antwerp – borders the south side of Vernier Road (about 3/4 of a mile west of Lake St. Clair)

Additionally, there are several Vernier Family farms.

Gross Pointe Map