Museum the New Llano Colony

Maud (Shoemaker) Van Nuland

Birth: She was born in 1885 in Kansas.  

Family Information: First wife of R.V. Shoemaker.

Mother of Hope, Ruth, Isom and Ward Shoemaker.

Married Anton Van Nuland sometime around 1931 while they were both living in the colony.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 she was living in Missouri with her first husband and children.  

Home in Colony: In 1934 she traveled to the Gila, New Mexico location, with her three younger children to join her second husband who was already there working.  

Job in Colony: In 1927 she was doing the cooking and helping with the garden at the colony dairy. In 1931 she was in the bakery where she and Minnie Hewett were concentrating on making ginger cookies.

In June 1928 she was assisting in the cannery along with Mrs. Roe, Mrs. Daugherty, Mrs. Baldwin, Ruth Shoemaker and Raymond de Fausell. They were canning meat -- first it was cut up and partly cooked in the bakery oven, after which it was put into cans and finished up in the steam pressure cookers.

In July 1933 she was working in the Kid Kolony gardens with Ware, Dr. Cecil, Mrs. Potter and Chrystal Schutz.  

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 she was living in Gila, New Mexico with her second husband and sons.  

Death: She died in 1978 in New Mexico.  

Sources: US Census: 1920, 1940; "Llano Colonist": December 10, 1927, June 16, 1928, January 24, 1931, July 15, 1933, January 20, 1934, April 14, 1934, April 21, 1934; US SSDI  


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