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Since 1908, The Lake Family Historical Association has been holding annual reunions of descendants of William Lake in Ocean City, NJ and Pleasantville, NJ.

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Lake Family Group on Facebook descended from Loyalists that settled in Canada, then went west with the Mormons

Another Lake Family Facebook group, possibly connected to ours.

Please browse through each of the pages to keep up with the changes. Contribute to the Genealogy Page (a work in progress)Mystery Photos, Family Album and the various Projects.



Do you have any items that you would like to donate that were owned by or made by a Lake family member?   We need items to sell to raise funds for the activities of The Lake Family Historical Association, including the The Lake Family Historical Association Scholarship ProgramThroughout the years, the Association decided to award a scholarship annually to a student graduating Ocean City High School.

At the 2014 Reunion, it was decided to add Lake Family members to the eligible applicants pool. See the The Lake Family Members Scholarship Program for more details.

Because we are a family, we are interested in YOUR family.  Please send us, or post on the Family Journal page, information about marriages, births and deaths,  so we can make those announcements here on the website and our Facebook page.  We will share “glad tidings” and obituaries immediately and not have to wait until the reunion.


  • John Charles Lake

    2014-10-03 at 10:09 PM

    I am John Charles Lake, Son of John Tilton Lake, and Jenny Vearling Lake of Pleasantville, N.J. I was born there February 2, 1941 and currently reside in Lakeland, Florida. I am married to Linda Sue Lake, nee Carreker. We have two children, John Charles Lake, Jr, and Dawn Marie Crawford, nee Lake, Each have three children, four boys and two girls.
    I’m looking for another 1915 genealogy. I had two but gave one to Markhanna (Markie) Miller, nee Lake, of Vineland, N.J My father’s sister, and loaned mine to a John Lake in Bakersfield, California which he has not returned.
    Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.
    John C. (Jack) Lake
    4318 Orangewood Loop West
    Lakeland, Florida 33813
    Cell 863 409 3153

  • Mary Mefferd

    2018-11-29 at 10:42 PM

    My granddaughter’s friend’s maiden name is Lake. I asked if she knew anything of her family history. She does not. Here is her response to me: “My grandfathers name is Donald Lake. He left his family and moved from Indiana (to Iowa I believe?) when my dad (also named Donald Lake) was a baby. My kids and I would LOVE any information you’d be willing to share about our heritage! Thank you for reaching out to me! 🙂”

    Does anyone know if there is a link between our families?

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