Arthur Van Riper Jr

Arthur Van Riper Jr

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Arthur R. Van Riper Jr
Born 1940s.
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Arthur Van Riper Jr served in the United States Army in the Vietnam War
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Arthur Raymond Van Riper, Jr was born on April 22, 1947, in Paterson, New Jersey, to Arthur Van Riper and his Hattie Ellen Bowman. He was raised and lived in Wayne, Passaic, New Jersey, graduating Mountain View Elementary School, Anthony Wayne Junior High School and Wayne Valley High School in 1965.

After attending vocational school he worked for the General Electric Company Aerospace Division in Utica, New York, until enlisting in the United States Army in September, 1968 (see Military Service for more details).

In 1974, Arthur married Bernnest Ann Keeney and adopted his wife's four children (two sons and two daughters). This marriage ended in divorce in 1978. He again married Bernnest in 1983, with this marriage ending in divorce in 1985. He has two sons and two daughters. grandchildren and great grandchildren.

After his military service, Arthur went to school and obtained his BA degree and went to work for Walmart Stores in 1990, from where he retired in 2014 after 24 1/2 years.

Arthur is presently enjoying his retired life.

He has one sister, Sharon Ann Van Riper.


Arthur Raymond Van Riper, Jr was born 22 April 1947, at St Joseph's Hospital, Paterson, New Jersey to [Van Riper-82|Arthur Van Riper]Arthur Raymond Van Riper, Sr and [Bowman-9016|Hattie Bowman]Hattie Ellen Bowman Van Riper.[1][2]

Military Service

Arthur enlisted in the United States 26 September 1968 at Utica, New York and was medically discharged on 30 August 1984, as a Staff Sergeant, at Fort Carson, Colorado.[3]

Arthur did his basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, with advanced individual training as a Communications Center Specialist, at Fort Gordon Georgia. Upon graduation, he was assigned to US Army Strategic Communications Command - Pacific (USATRATCOM), serving at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Okinawa, and Taiwan, with temporary duty assignments in Viet Nam, Thailand, Japan and South Korea. In 1974, Arthur was reassigned to US Army Communications Command (USACC), East Coast Telecommunications Center, Fort Detrick Maryland.[3]

In 1976, Arthur was reclassified and trained as an Armor Crewman, at Fort Carson, Colorado. In June 1978, Arthur was again reassigned, to 7th Army Combined Arms Training Center, Vilseck, Germany where he was an instructor and a department NCOIC. In July, 1983. Arthur was reassigned to US Army Garrison, Fort Carson, Colorado, as NCOIC, G3 Individual Training, and discharged August 1984. [3]


Arthur was married twice, first to Bernnest Ann Keeney Fogle [Keeney-1417], Aug 1974, at Fort Detrick, Maryland. After a move to Colorado, this marriage ended in a divorce in 1978 at Colorado Springs, Colorado. He again married in July 1983, his previous wife, Bernnest, and this marriage also ended in a divorce in 1985.


Arthur adopted Bernnest's four children in 1975, in Frederick, Maryland.

Sally Jean (Fogle) (Skelton) (Jurchenko) Van Riper [Fogle=471] Living; Carolyn Lynn (Fogle) (Watts0 Austin) Van Riper [Fogle-472] Living; Gene Sylvester (Fogle) Van Riper Living; Roger Lee (Fogle) Van Riper Living.


  1. Personal recollection of [Van Riper-81] Arthur Van Riper, Jr. 30 Jan, 2019
  2. Certificate of Birth, Arthur Raymond Van Riper Jr, State of New Jersey Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, Department of Defense Form, DD 214
  • Personal recollection of Arthur Van Riper Jr [Van Riper-81].

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Have many ancestors who fought for our independence, so very interested.
Am dead ended in Canada with my Dipley line (direct blood line. Also have several lines that moved to Canada during the Revolution (Tories).
Ancestors on both sides. A very interesting war.
Family lines are primarily Dutch, with some French, German, Scottish, English, etc. mixed.
Family has been in every war this country has fought in.
Originally came into New Amsterdam and/or Fort Orange (Albany, NY), and then removed to New Jersey with the Hackensack Patent.
Have many family lines that came to this country through New Netherlands.
Many family lines to include Tudor, Gaunt, Beaufort, Stewart, Plantaganet.
I am working on all families inter related here. Van Riper is my father's surname and Bowman is my mother's maiden surname. Would love to communicate with anyone researching Van Riper or any inter related line.
Study WWI and have many relatives who fought, Pacific and European theatres.

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On 4 Apr 2019 at 01:30 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

I put you on this page the link to click on for the team free space page which you need to read and the link to the team G2G chat is on it at the upper right hand corner that has a star beside you need to read it also. The link is the comment down below this comment.

On 1 Apr 2019 at 20:36 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Arthur if you could send me a private message with your email address I can like the other members of Team Tennessee Volunteers I will make you the Team Tennessee Volunteer profile manager of the Team Tennessee Volunteers free space page. Also here is the teams free space page and it has on it the link to the teams G2G chat page.

On 19 Mar 2019 at 22:31 GMT Astrid (Schellenberger) Spaargaren wrote:

Hi there!

It is time for the spring cleaning at WikiTree! For the third time WT organizes a Clean-A-Thon (CaTh-) challenge. And we need you! Please join us! Here is all info. And make sure to first register by clicking “answer“ Here and let them know you want to join the Team Flying Dutchmen-Vliegende Hollanders . Many thanks and hope to see you all !

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On 8 Mar 2019 at 14:52 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Thanks for your note Arthur,

The profile I saw was for Lucas Van Der Beek.

Good luck getting your profiles created.


On 7 Mar 2019 at 15:44 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi Arthur,

Thanks for all your work on WikiTree. I noticed that you recently created a profile for a pre-1700 ancestor with an Ancestry tree as the source.

The Pre-1700 Profile help page and the Pre-1700 Quiz explains the sourcing needed for pre-1700 profiles. Ancestry trees are not considered reliable sources for pre-1700 profiles. If the Ancestry tree that you cited includes sources, please add them to the profile.

We're looking for reliable sources to add to the various lists. Have you found some at Ancestry which would be good additions?



On 4 Mar 2019 at 15:37 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi, would you like to join our mini challenge ? Quest for Great-Grandparents and Gedcom help: Dutch Edition-Nederlandse editie All help is welcome !

On 3 Mar 2019 at 19:54 GMT Philip (Mills) Broughton-Mills wrote:

Levi Vincent of New Jersey is not the father of John Vincent of Ireland. I'm reverting your edits. Please check the details more carefully next time.

On 1 Feb 2019 at 14:29 GMT Juha (Niskakoski) Soini wrote:

Welcome to the 1776 and the World War II projects.

I have already awarded you the Military and War project badge as it is the umbrella project for all the wars and the World War II Project doesnt have a badge of its own.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the projects and the guidelines we have in place.

Guide to working on military profiles

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Juha Soini ~ WikiTree mentor

On 28 Jan 2019 at 10:06 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi Arthur,

Welcome to the Dutch Roots Project !

At our Dutch Roots Project page you can find all project info .. if you still have questions or need some help feel free to ask, we're all happy to help :)

Here's a direct link to our most important links for info for and about Dutch profiles. And here's the latest Project Update.

Good luck, have fun and thanks for joining !

the Dutch Roots Project Team :)

On 26 Jan 2019 at 10:42 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Arthur, welcome to WikiTree and thanks for your post on G2G.

I've added the United Kingdom Project badge to your profile. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Click on United Kingdom Project will take you the first page of the project. Scroll down to Member Interests. I've added your good self.

Thanks for joining enjoy and good luck with your research.


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