THE VREELAND FAMILY


Compiled by Roy L. Peterman.

          In the Province of Utrecht, a short ride by rail from Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, a very ancient, small but thriving village called Vreeland is located. The records of this village are fragmentary and it is very difficult to determine whether Michiel Jansen Vreeland was in any way connected with the place. There are no records of baptisms before the year 1619, which year is too late to include that of Michiel. Baptismal records after that date do not include the name Vreeland. There are no old burial or marriage records of the village, and the only record of the time is one of several schepenen (alderman) of the village Vreeland after the year 1644. In it are mentioned the following: "1650 Jan Willemse Vreeland," and "1677 Willem Janse Vreelandt." The above are evidently father and son; but after those dates the name Vreeland fails to appear.

          On the island, South Beveland, Province of Zeeland, lies a small village, Heer Abtskerke, colloquially called Sorabbekercke. In the vicinity of the village are the two polders (grave markers) "Oad Vreeland," and "Nieuw Vreeland." Scrabbekercke was Michiel's home before his departure for America. In a letter to him from Kiliaen van Rensselaer, dated June 25, 1640, he is addressed as Michiel Jansz van (from) Scrabbekercke.

          I am not inclined to depend on family tradition, but believe in many instances, statements which I did not believe, I found to be verified as facts. There has long been a tradition in the Vreeland family that Michiel came from a place called Vreeland in the Netherlands, and as this tale has worked down the family before my researches were made, some faith can be placed in it.

          Another tradition states that Michiel was forced to leave the Netherlands because of political troubles and that he did not come to America empty handed, but brought chests of linen and other valuables. There is no proof of those rumors, escept that, in a petition to the Director General and Council, dated February 2, 1656, he stated that by the Indidan raids, he was bereft "not only of what he had earned here with God's blessing during a period of seventeen years, but also of all, that he, the petitioner, had brought to this country and what had been sent to him."

          As for his leaving Holland to escape political trouvbles, nothing has been found, except that, as shown by the history of New Amsterdam, he delighted to dabble in politics, and seems to have been in the thick of the stormy times in Manhatten when the inhabitants of New Netherland resented the dictatorial conduct of the Director General and the West India Company, and demanded that they receive the same type of self government which they enjoyed in the Old Country.

          He did not use the family name, though that, indeed, was the usual custom amongh the Dutch people of that time, and it was only after his death that the old manner of names was given up, as it had become too confusing. From then on, the family name, Vreeland, was regularly used.

          Much has been said about the name Vreeland having been adopted by the generation after Michiel, as a place name. There is much to indicate also that there was some reason for the sudden use of the name Vreeland. All the members of the second generation called themselves Vreeland, and especially in the record of burials, they were very careful to see to its use,, and that, at a time when family names were very loosely applied. It is especially significant that Fytje Harmans, in the burial record of Bergen, is set down as the widow of Michiel Jansen Vreeland, and not Michiel Jansen, as would have been the case had there been no connection between Michiel and the name Vreeland.

          Had the name been adopted as a mere place name, they would have called themselves van (from) Vreeland. However, I have found no instance of use in that manner. In the New Amsterdam records a particular section in what is now Westchester County is called Vreelandt.

          The place of Michiel's home was settled beyond a doubt by the discovery and publication of the Van Rensselaer-Beurer manuscripts in 1908. The statement by O'Callahan and others after him, that Michiel Jansen Vreeland came from Broockhupen and in the ship "Rensselaerswyk" was then shown clearly to be an error. In the New York Geneological Record, Volume 49, page 375, is a list of the persons who did come to America by that ship, the "Settlers of Colony Rensselaerswyck 1637." The voyage began October 8, 1636 and ended with the arrival at Manhattan on March 4, 1637. It is an account for board of the passengers on that ship. The document was discovered after publication of the Van Rensselaer-Boerer Manuscripts and Michiel Jansen is not mentioned in it. Maurits van Broockhupen is listed on the ship's log.

          Nothing is definitely known of Michiel's life in Europe before his voyage to America, except that he was from Scrabbekercke, that he was born in 1610, and he was to make an affidavit in a business matter on December 14, 1646 at the age of thirty-six.

          Early in May of 1638, the ship "Het Wapen van Noorwegen" sailed from the Toxel. Patroon Kiliaen van Rensselaer dispatched the vessel, and full, details can be read in the van Rensselaer-Bourer manuscripts, Michiel Jansen Vreeland, I am told, had originally been engaged by the Patroon as a farm hand, but before leaving Amsterdam he changed his contract and agreed to go as a farmer. The vessel arrived at New Amsterdam about August 4, 1638, bringing a small party of colonists for Rensseklaerswyck, including Michiel Jansen, his wife, and two servants for farm labor, namely, Teunis Cornelisz van Vechten, and Jan Dircksz, from Amersfoot. Their employment began August 16, 1638. They did not linger very long at Manhattan, and continued their journey to Rensselaerswyck Colony without further ado. The freight bill includes a statement of the cost of passage of the colonists by that vessel, their names, and other details of the equipment sent with them. A letter dated August 14, 1638 from Director Willem Kieft to Van Rensselaer mentions the freight bill and states the settlers had already gone up the Hudson. Those documents, in addition to removing any doubt of the time of Vreeland's arrival in America, in my opinion, clear another point. In the marriage records of the New Amsterdam Church appears April 14, 1657 Class Michielszen Van Amsterdam and Anna Marie Gerbrants, van Norden, in Embderlt." This entry has been taken to mean that the bridegroom was a son of Michiel Jansen Vreeland. We do not know a great deal about the life of the family in Rensselaerswyck Colony. During the years 1638 and 1639, Michiel was head farmer for the Patroon, and from 1640 to 1646 he leased from van Rensselaer the farm called "den Hogen Berch." The rent was four hundred guilders annually, which equals one hundred sixty dollars, May 3-, 1640, in a letter to Arent van Curler, the Patroon refers to crystal found "in the hill of Michiel Jansz," and says of him, "I think he is one of the most upright farmers in the colony. He writes most politely of all." June 25, 1640, van Rensselaer wrote Michiel regarding the management of the farm and other matters in the colony. The matter of the crystal seems to have aroused considerable interest, as it is mentioned again in a letter from Arent van Curler to the Patroon on June 16, 1643. Michiel did not seem to regard it too highly. In 1645, he was residing on the Patroon's land.

          Early in 1646 Michiel seems to have decided to leave the hill farm as van Curler says that he (Michiel) was "entreating with Andrian van der Donck about taking over van der Donck's unexpired bourwerie lease." Michiel then showed that he was able to care for himself in business transactions, for van Curler says, "Michiel would first insist, as was right, that he should have nothing to do with former questions and losses, but everything must be given to him clear." The discussion occured at the house of Dominie Negapolensis, the pastor. Michiel did not take over the lease. It was natural that any man of energy and ability should look with longing eyes on the fur trade, which the Patroon and the West India Company endeavored to maintain as a monopoly. The farm "de Hoogen Berch" was situated on the east side of the river near the present Mill Creek. The lessee who took it over after Michiel relinquished it was Teunis Cornelisz van Vechten, formerly one of Michiel's farm hands. He leased it on April 23, 1646. Michiel seems to have decided to have his part of the fur trade and this brought him into conflict with the head of the colony. November 4, 1644, he sent his servants to trade skins without paying as he gave Arent van Curler power of attorney to settle his account with the Patroon, July 27, 1646 he received permission to leave the colony and move to Manhattan on the condition that he would settle his account. But the account was not settled and litigation arose which gives us some further information.

          On October 8 and 10, 1648, Michiel Vreeland was ordered to make out his yearly account as head farmer and lessee from the year 1633 to 1648 inclusive, as well as the trade of horses put on accounts (minutes of the Court of Rensselaerswyck 1648-1652). Director van Slichtenhorst asked that the court impose on him the penalty of death or such other sentence as it shall see fit for the sale of contraband munitions to the Indians, together with a fine of fl. 50 for beavers sent to Fort de Hoop in 1644 without payment of duties. The complaint was that he occuppied the farm called "de Hooge Berch" from 1640 to 1646 inclusive and demands an account from him of "den Hogen Berch" farm from 1640 to 1646 inclusive. Mentioned also is the fact that Michiel Jansen Vreeland took out of the colony with him in 1646 three horses. It mentions his departure for the Manhattans, and his final account presented, written with his own hand. It states that it was notorious that Michiel Jansen traded many skins and sent his servants to trade skins without paying the recognition.

          November 26, 1648, Jan Appel filed answer for Michiel Vreeland and May 29, 1649 the court again asked for an account. November 2, 1651 Dirck van Schelbuyne appeared as agent and attorney for him. November 4, 1651, at an extraordinary session of the court, judgement was given for Director Brant van Slichtenhorst against Michiel Jansz for 2954 guilders and 11 stivers, and 469 guilders and 10 stivers. On July 27, 1650 he was to sign the account rendered by him. After his difficulties with the law, Michiel was a representative of Pavonia in 1647-49-50 in the Council of Nine and joined his associates in their crusades against Governor Peter Stuyvesant. It was at the house of Michiel Jansen Vreeland that the journal of van der Donck was siezed, and it is supposed that the seizure was on the information supplied by Michiel. On July 26, 1649, he signed an application for the first minicipal government in New Netherland. Mr. Vreeland was the inventor and the inaugurator of the excise license system in New Jersey, which was submitted and granted on June 15, 1654.

          Indian raids during the 1600's in the American Colonies were frequent and pioneers lived in constant fear of sudden attack. One such raid was manned by braves from six nations on the community of Pavonia. The Indians massacred every family in the town except Michiel's, who took refuge in New Amsterdam (New York) where because of his being an old man with a "heavy" family, and losing all savings, he was allowed to open a traproom on November 22, 1655. The city felt so badly about his economical situation that in February 1656, he was granted a lot in the city of New Amsterdam, and a year later, on February 21, 1657, he was appointed one of the measurers of lime and grain. In April of 1657, Mr. Vreeland was enrolled as one of the lessor burghers. By January 22, 1658, Michiel Jansen had obtained enough money to ask permission to return to Communipaw, and in three years he was living there on his own farm in competence. He was one of the first chief magistrates of the new court at Bergen, under the Governor, whom he petitioned in 1662, for a minister of the Gospel, and to whose support he pledged 25 flkorins, but did not pay because the Lord called him in 1663. Another note on Michiel is that he received a patent for 26 1/2 margins of land in 1654.

          Michiel Vreeland was married to Fitje Hartmans in 1631. She was born in 1611 and died in 1697. Some friends of Fitje described her as follows: "We found her a little pious, after the manner of the country, and you could discover that there was something of the Lord in her, but very much covered and defiled." This is no light testimony to her religious attainments, when we remember that it was given by two men who apparently looked on all mankind, save the small portion which accepted their own peculiar views, as destined to eternal damnation. Together, Michiel and Fitjee had eight children. One of these children, Hartman was baptized October 1, 1651. He married Metje Braecke in 1672. She was the daughter of Dirck Claese Braecke and Neeltje Jacobs. She died January 18, 1707. The Braeckes and Vreelands were very close and there were several intermarriages. Dirck Claese Braecke was the patentee of Cavan Point and Stony Point and around the year 1646, he held a lease on the island of Hoboken. He was also one of the commissioners to fortify Communipaw in 1663. Claus Nicholas Vreeland of Acquackanonk a son of Hartman and Metje Vreeland was baptized on April 6, 1675. He was a deacon in the church of Acquackanonk in 1707 and again in 1713. He was married on August 19, 1699, the second time, to Aelsje Pieters, who bore him about seven children. Claus' home was near the Third River. He left a will April 27, 1754 and proved October 24, 1757. Claus' son, Elias married Catlyntje Smith on July 3, 1741. They had at least 4 children, one of which was Peter, baptized October 24, 1754.
Peter married Elizabeth Wittig who was the daughter of John Wittig. Peter Vreeland served in the American Revolutionary War as a Private from Bergen County, New Jersey; in active service as a jail guard under the Sheriff of Bergen County from March 15 to April 10, 1779 and then he served as a Private in Captain John Outwater's Company of State Troops that were raised under the Act of June 2, 1779, to serve until December 15, 1779. Then he was a Corporal and a Sergeant in the same commmand. He received Certificate number 33, dated May 15, 1783, signed by Peter Wilson for 32 : 15 : 14 for the depreciation of his Continental pay in the Bergen County Militia during the war. He then resided in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey until the date of his death. Peter and Elizabeth had four children. The youngest, Elizabeth Vreeland, was born in 1796 and married Silas Monroe who was born in Vermont in 1792. She died in 1880. Elizabeth's mother, also Elizabeth, came from Holland to Booten, New Jersey. They moved to Ohio about 1822 by covered wagon. It is through Silas Monroe and Elizabeth Vreeland is connected to the Dague family. See Monroe, Dague and Peterman for the rest of the story.


Descendants of Michiel Jansen Vreeland

 

Generation No. 1

1. MICHIEL JANSEN1 VREELAND was born Abt. 1610 in Holland, and died 1663. He married FITJE (OR FYTJE OR FITJE) HARTMANS 1631. She was born Abt. 1611, and died October 17, 1697.

         

Children of MICHIEL VREELAND and FITJE HARTMANS are:

                i.              CLAES2 VREELAND, m. ANNETJE MARIA GERBRANTS, April 14, 1657.

                ii.             ELIAS VREELAND, m. MARGRIETJE JACOBSE VAN WINCKEL, August 30, 1655.

                iii.            ENOCH VREELAND, d. August 17, 1714; m. (1) DIRCKSJE MEYERS/MAYERS, June 20, 1670; d. October 05, 1688; m. (2) GRIETJE WESSELS, October 23, 1693; d. November 20, 1697; m. (3) AAGTJE VAN HOORN, January 13, 1703/04.

More About ENOCH VREELAND:

Baptism: October 26, 1649

2.             iv.            JOHANNES (OR JOHANNIS) VREELAND.

                v.             JANNETJE (OR JENNETJE) VREELAND, m. DIRCK TEUNNISSEN VAN VECHTEN.

                vi.            PRYNTJE VREELAND, d. April 21, 1711; m. ANDRES CLASSEN, March 25, 1689.

3.             vii.           HARTMAN VREELAND, b. Abt. 1651, New York; d. January 18, 1706/07, NJ.

4.             viii.          CORNELIUS VREELAND, b. June 03, 1660.

 

Generation No. 2

2. JOHANNES (OR JOHANNIS)2 VREELAND (MICHIEL JANSEN1) He married CLAESJE BRAECKE May 14, 1662.

More About JOHANNES (OR JOHANNIS) VREELAND:

Baptism: October 01, 1659

         

Child of JOHANNES VREELAND and CLAESJE BRAECKE is:

5.             i.              ELIAS3 VREELAND.

 

3. HARTMAN2 VREELAND (MICHIEL JANSEN1) was born Abt. 1651 in New York, and died January 18, 1706/07 in NJ. He married METJE BRAECKE 1672, daughter of DIRCK BRAECKE and NEELTJE JACOBS.

More About HARTMAN VREELAND:

Baptism: October 15, 1651

         

Child of HARTMAN VREELAND and METJE BRAECKE is:

6.             i.              CLAUS NICHOLAS3 VREELAND, b. Abt. 1675.

 

4. CORNELIUS2 VREELAND (MICHIEL JANSEN1) was born June 03, 1660. He married METJE BRAECKE May 11, 1691.

         

Children of CORNELIUS VREELAND and METJE BRAECKE are:

                i.              AAGTJE3 VREELAND, b. April 18, 1682; m. ROELOF H. VAN HOUTEN.

                ii.             FITJE VREELAND, b. July 22, 1683; m. LAURENCE VAN BUSHKIRK.

                iii.            MICHAEL VREELAND, b. August 02, 1685; d. Young.

                iv.            MICHAEL VREELAND, b. February 23, 1686/87; d. Young.

                v.             JANNSTJE VREELAND, b. November 28, 1688; m. DANIEL VAN WINKLE.

                vi.            NEELTJE VREELAND, b. July 23, 1690.

7.             vii.           MICHAEL VREELAND, b. September 18, 1694.

                viii.          METJE VREELAND, b. October 03, 1698.

 

Generation No. 3

5. ELIAS3 VREELAND (JOHANNES (OR JOHANNIS)2, MICHIEL JANSEN1)

         

Child of ELIAS VREELAND is:

8.             i.              JOHANNES4 VREELAND.

 

6. CLAUS NICHOLAS3 VREELAND (HARTMAN2, MICHIEL JANSEN1) was born Abt. 1675. He married AELSE PIETERS August 19, 1699.

         

Children of CLAUS VREELAND and AELSE PIETERS are:

9.             i.              ELIAS (FREELAND)4 VREELAND.

                ii.             HESSELL VREELAND, m. ELIZABETH STILLWELL, November 13, 1742.

                iii.            DIRK VREELAND, m. MARGRIETJE DIEDERICKE BANTA; b. ?Hackensack, New Jersey.

                iv.            ELIZABETH VREELAND, m. HENRY MANDEVILL, 1726.

 

7. MICHAEL3 VREELAND (CORNELIUS2, MICHIEL JANSEN1) was born September 18, 1694. He married JENNEKE VAN HOUTEN.

         

Children of MICHAEL VREELAND and JENNEKE VAN HOUTEN are:

                i.              METJE4 VREELAND, b. December 28, 1720; m. ABRAM VAN TUYL.

                ii.             JANNETJE VREELAND, m. JORIS CADMUS.

                iii.            CORNELIUS VREELAND, b. January 1725/26; m. CATRINTJE CADMUS.

                iv.            HELMAGH VREELAND, b. February 20, 1727/28; m. (1) NEELTJE VAN WAGENEN; m. (2) JANNETJE SIP.

                v.             AAGTJE VREELAND, b. February 14, 1731/32.

                vi.            ABRAHAM VREELAND, b. August 16, 1734.

                vii.           DIRCK VREELAND.

More About DIRCK VREELAND:

Residence: Moved to an English Neighborhood

                viii.          JACOB VREELAND, b. March 11, 1736/37.

More About JACOB VREELAND:

Residence: Moved to Fort Lee, NJ

10.            ix.            MICHAEL VREELAND, b. June 24, 1739.

                x.             JOHANNIS VREELAND, b. March 02, 1741/42; m. KEETJE HOAGLAND.

 

Generation No. 4

8. JOHANNES4 VREELAND (ELIAS3, JOHANNES (OR JOHANNIS)2, MICHIEL JANSEN1)

         

Child of JOHANNES VREELAND is:

11.            i.              ABRAHAM5 VREELAND.

 

9. ELIAS (FREELAND)4 VREELAND (CLAUS NICHOLAS3, HARTMAN2, MICHIEL JANSEN1) He married CATHLYNTJE SMITH July 02, 1741.

         

Children of ELIAS VREELAND and CATHLYNTJE SMITH are:

                i.              ABRAHAM5 VREELAND.

                ii.             CLAUSE VREELAND, b. August 07, 1742.

12.            iii.            PETER (FREELAND) VREELAND, b. Abt. 1754, NJ; d. NJ.

                iv.            GERRIT VREELAND, b. December 21, 1759; d. December 22, 1845; m. RACHEL MOORE, May 22, 1791; d. December 22, 1845.

 

10. MICHAEL4 VREELAND (MICHAEL3, CORNELIUS2, MICHIEL JANSEN1) was born June 24, 1739. He married ANNATJE *UNKNOWN.

         

Children of MICHAEL VREELAND and ANNATJE *UNKNOWN are:

13.            i.              GEORGE5 VREELAND, b. January 31, 1762.

                ii.             ANNATJE VREELAND, b. July 19, 1764; m. JASPER ZABRISKIE.

                iii.            JENNEKE VREELAND, b. 1775; m. DIRCK VAN RIPER.

                iv.            JOHN VREELAND, b. May 01, 1780; m. AEGIE CADMUS (HESTER?), March 17, 1804.

 

Generation No. 5

11. ABRAHAM5 VREELAND (JOHANNES4, ELIAS3, JOHANNES (OR JOHANNIS)2, MICHIEL JANSEN1)

         

Child of ABRAHAM VREELAND is:

14.            i.              LAWRENCE6 VREELAND.

 

12. PETER (FREELAND)5 VREELAND (ELIAS (FREELAND)4, CLAUS NICHOLAS3, HARTMAN2, MICHIEL JANSEN1) was born Abt. 1754 in NJ, and died in NJ. He married ELIZABETH WITTIG, daughter of JOHN WITTIG. She was born in Holland.

         

Children of PETER VREELAND and ELIZABETH WITTIG are:

                i.              ANN6 VREELAND, m. PETER HOPPER.

15.            ii.             ELIZABETH (FREELAND) VREELAND, b. April 14, 1796, Bergen Co., NJ; d. March 31, 1880, Licking County, Ohio.

                iii.            HENRY VREELAND, b. October 09, 1799; m. ELIZABETH VAN HESS.

                iv.            WILLIAM VREELAND, b. March 06, 1804; d. October 09, 1863; m. MARY T. REYNOLDS.

 

13. GEORGE5 VREELAND (MICHAEL4, MICHAEL3, CORNELIUS2, MICHIEL JANSEN1) was born January 31, 1762. He married JANE BRINKERHOFF.

         

Children of GEORGE VREELAND and JANE BRINKERHOFF are:

                i.              MICHAEL6 VREELAND, b. October 31, 1781; m. ALTIE OUTWATER, November 29, 1801, Old Bergen Church of Jersey City, NJ.

                ii.             HARTMAN VREELAND, b. March 15, 1784; m. ELIZA GAUTIER, December 17, 1808, Old Bergen Church of Jersey City, NJ.

                iii.            ANNETJE VREELAND, b. March 30, 1786; m. THOMAS MCDONALD.

                iv.            CORNELIUS VREELAND, b. February 25, 1789; d. 1813.

                v.             JOHN G. VREELAND, b. January 03, 1792; d. 1832; m. CATHERINE VAN HOUTEN, February 01, 1817, Old Bergen Church of Jersey City, NJ.

                vi.            CLAESJE VREELAND, b. December 26, 1794; m. GEORGE VAN RIPER.

                vii.           JACOB VREELAND, b. October 11, 1797; d. 1797.

16.            viii.          HENRY VREELAND, b. October 11, 1797; d. 1854.

                ix.            JACOB VREELAND, b. July 05, 1800; d. 1800.

                x.             GARRET VREELAND, b. June 26, 1803; d. 1852; m. MARY SMITH, May 15, 1824, Old Bergen Church of Jersey City, NJ.

                xi.            JACOB VREELAND, b. March 09, 1809; d. 1811.

 

Generation No. 6

14. LAWRENCE6 VREELAND (ABRAHAM5, JOHANNES4, ELIAS3, JOHANNES (OR JOHANNIS)2, MICHIEL JANSEN1)

         

Child of LAWRENCE VREELAND is:

17.            i.              JACOB HENRY7 VREELAND.

 

15. ELIZABETH (FREELAND)6 VREELAND (PETER (FREELAND)5, ELIAS (FREELAND)4, CLAUS NICHOLAS3, HARTMAN2, MICHIEL JANSEN1) was born April 14, 1796 in Bergen Co., NJ, and died March 31, 1880 in Licking County, Ohio. She married SILAS MONROE, SR., son of BENJAMIN (MUNRO) and BETTY GUIRE. He was born October 14, 1791 in Connecticut (or possibly Bergen Co., NJ, and died May 08, 1857 in Licking Co., Ohio.

More About SILAS MONROE, SR.:

Baptism: March 17, 1792, Trinity Church; Fairfield, Connecticut

Burial: Jersey TWP., Jersey; Licking Co., OH

Census: 1850, Licking Co., lists him as age 60 and born in Connecticut.

         

Children of ELIZABETH VREELAND and SILAS MONROE are:

                i.              HORACE7 MONROE.

18.            ii.             THEODORE S. MONROE, b. January 22, 1836, NJ; d. February 03, 1895, Licking Co., OH..

                iii.            CHARLES MONROE.

                iv.            SILAS MONROE, JR., b. New Jersey.

19.            v.             CAROLINE DELIA MONROE, b. January 09, 1820, Pompton Plains, Morris Cty, NJ; d. August 14, 1908, Licking County, Ohio - Age 88 yr. 7mo.,5 da..

20.            vi.            MUNSON MONROE, b. November 07, 1836, Bloomfield, NJ.

 

16. HENRY6 VREELAND (GEORGE5, MICHAEL4, MICHAEL3, CORNELIUS2, MICHIEL JANSEN1) was born October 11, 1797, and died 1854. He married LUCINDA JEROLAMON. She was born 1800, and died 1879.

         

Children of HENRY VREELAND and LUCINDA JEROLAMON are:

                i.              JANE7 VREELAND, b. October 17, 1821; m. JOHN SALTER.

                ii.             ELIZABETH VREELAND, b. November 28, 1824; m. CORNELIUS LA TOURETTE.

                iii.            CORNELIUS VREELAND, b. December 24, 1827; m. CATHERINE ANN DECKER.

                iv.            JOHN VREELAND, b. May 12, 1830; d. 1915; m. (1) JANE MCDONALD; m. (2) JOHANNA *UNKNOWN; b. 1867; d. 1917.

21.            v.             GEORGE VREELAND, b. August 17, 1832.

                vi.            MARY ANN VREELAND, b. September 06, 1834; d. 1861.

22.            vii.           GARRET VREELAND, b. October 21, 1836.

                viii.          HARTMAN VREELAND, b. January 27, 1839; d. 1842.

                ix.            SARAH CATHERINE VREELAND, b. May 02, 1841; d. March 27, 1869; m. ADDIS RYNO, August 12, 1860.

 

Generation No. 7

17. JACOB HENRY7 VREELAND (LAWRENCE6, ABRAHAM5, JOHANNES4, ELIAS3, JOHANNES (OR JOHANNIS)2, MICHIEL JANSEN1)

         

Child of JACOB HENRY VREELAND is:

                i.              ANNA RACHEL8 VREELAND, m. *UNKNOWN HALLETT.

 

18. THEODORE S.7 MONROE (ELIZABETH (FREELAND)6 VREELAND, PETER (FREELAND)5, ELIAS (FREELAND)4, CLAUS NICHOLAS3, HARTMAN2, MICHIEL JANSEN1) was born January 22, 1836 in NJ, and died February 03, 1895 in Licking Co., OH.. He married LUCILLE CAROLINE KIMBALL.

         

Children of THEODORE MONROE and LUCILLE KIMBALL are:

                i.              BURR GOLDEN8 MONROE, m. MAUDE G. MARTIN; b. February 24, 1870; d. January 07, 1954.

More About BURR GOLDEN MONROE:

Nickname: Bert

                ii.             GERTIE MONROE, b. October 07, 1882; m. CLYDE LORENZO MARTIN; b. September 16, 1877; d. July 15, 1951.

 

19. CAROLINE DELIA7 MONROE (ELIZABETH (FREELAND)6 VREELAND, PETER (FREELAND)5, ELIAS (FREELAND)4, CLAUS NICHOLAS3, HARTMAN2, MICHIEL JANSEN1) was born January 09, 1820 in Pompton Plains, Morris Cty, NJ, and died August 14, 1908 in Licking County, Ohio - Age 88 yr. 7mo.,5 da.. She met (1) NATHANIEL CORBY. He was born in NJ. She married (2) JOHN DAGUE Abt. 1843, son of MATHIAS DAGUE and JEMIMA ROSE. He was born April 14, 1820 in Plain TWP., Franklin Cty, Ohio, and died August 21, 1866 in Jersey TWP., Licking Cty, Ohio (On the Dague farm).

More About CAROLINE DELIA MONROE:

Burial: Universalist Church Cem., Licking Co., Jersey, OH

Census: 1880, Widow with younger children residing in Jersey TWP.; Licking Co., OH--JE-041

Note: Reports have Henry Corby as the father of Henry Dague. Caroline married John Dague shortley after Henry's birt.

Resided: 1837, Moved from NJ to Jersey TWP., Licking Co., OH.

More About NATHANIEL CORBY:

Note: Reportedly the father of Henry Harrison Dague.

More About JOHN DAGUE:

Burial: Universalist Church Cem., Licking Co., OH

Census: 1860, Licking Co., OH.

Comment 4: Bought land from his dad called THE GRANNY LOT

Note: According to family sources, the children were split up among Caroline's family when John died and according to the 1870 census but in the 1880 census, the younger children are shown with Caroline

Occupation: Farmer

         

Children of CAROLINE MONROE and JOHN DAGUE are:

                i.              HENRY HARRISON (CORBY)8 DAGUE, b. March 27, 1841, Franklin Co., OH.; d. February 28, 1917, Vol 2197 Cert. 15039; Jersey TWP., Licking Co., OH.-Vol. # 2197 Cert. # 15039 Ohio Death Cert.; m. LOUISA WILLIAMSON, Abt. 1870; b. August 21, 1841, Licking Co., OH.; d. August 01, 1914, Jersey TWP., Licking Co., OH..

More About HENRY HARRISON (CORBY) DAGUE:

Burial: Green Hill Cemetery; Johnstown, Ohio

Census: 1860, Lists age as 20

Note: Reports have his real father as Nathaniel Corby.

More About LOUISA WILLIAMSON:

Burial: Green Hill Cemetery; Johnstown, Ohio

                ii.             MARY ELIZABETH DAGUE, b. Abt. 1843, Franklin Co., OH; d. Abt. 1928; m. JERRY RYAN, Bet. 1870 - 1880.

More About MARY ELIZABETH DAGUE:

Census: 1860, Licking Co., OH. Lists her as Mary age 17

Resided: Southbend, Indiana

                iii.            HAMILTON CHAUNCEY DAGUE, b. May 09, 1845, New Albany; Franklin Co., OH.; d. September 25, 1926, Latty; Paulding Co., OH.; m. LAVIRA OR LAVERIA WILLIAMSON, October 10, 1867, Johnstown; Licking Co., OH.; b. April 11, 1846, Johnstown; Licking Co., OH.; d. July 12, 1928, Collins; Huron Co., OH..

More About HAMILTON CHAUNCEY DAGUE:

Burial: Blue Creek Cemetery; Blue Creek Twp., Pauding Co., OH (RdC60)

Census: Bet. 1880 - 1910, Ohio Census - listed as Hamilton C. Dague

Military: Bet. 1862 - 1865, Civil War; Army Co F., 95 OVI GAR

Note: Attributed with Platting the town of Dague in the 1870s. Booming Lumber town at that time. The area originally swampland but the canals drained it rendering fertile soil. It is now a ghost town. The cemetery remains.

More About LAVIRA OR LAVERIA WILLIAMSON:

Census: 1880, Ohio - lists her as Liveria

Note: History of Dague Family by Carrie Dague has her as La Vera and the Vol I Early Births, Paulding Co., Oh. lists her as Lovina and census also differs.

                iv.            LOUISA DAGUE, b. December 27, 1846, Ohio; d. August 15, 1876; m. GEORGE COOK.

More About LOUISA DAGUE:

Census: 1860, Licking Co., OH.

Resided: Ft. Madison, Iowa

                v.             JOHN WESLEY DAGUE, b. Abt. 1848, Ohio; d. Abt. 1919; m. MARGARET (ELLEN) ALBERTSON; b. 1856, Vermont.

Notes for JOHN WESLEY DAGUE:

He served in civil war with brothers Henry and Hamilton Chauncey. He never returned after the war and was found years later by Hort Dague's son, Wheeler, who was in Denver on business and found the Dague hotel, owned and operated by John Wesley Dague and his wife Margaret. They had 4 children.

More About JOHN WESLEY DAGUE:

Census: 1860, Licking Co., OH.

Military: Civil War

Note: Colorado information by Bill Ricciardo. his source. Family Archive #932 Census Microfilm Records: Colorado, 1900; series T623 microfilm 118 Book 1 Page 3

Resided: 1900, Arapahoe Co., 5 Ward, Denver Colorado

                vi.            LEROY LEONARD DAGUE, b. October 04, 1849, Ohio; d. December 25, 1849, Ohio.

More About LEROY LEONARD DAGUE:

Burial: Jersey Universalist Cemetery; Jersey, Ohio

                vii.           SARAH JANE DAGUE, b. Abt. 1850, Franklin Co., OH; d. Abt. 1921, Paulding Co., OH; m. GEORGE DALLAS WILLIAMSON, September 13, 1871, Licking Co., OH.; b. July 07, 1844, Johnstown; Licking Co., OH; d. September 07, 1933, Paulding, Co., OH.

More About SARAH JANE DAGUE:

Burial: Pleasant Cemetery (Originally called Dunkard Cemetery) Dague; Paulding Co., OH

Census: 1860, Licking Co., OH.

Note: Abt. 1854, When she was 4, her father moved to Licking Co., OH

More About GEORGE DALLAS WILLIAMSON:

Burial: Pleasant Cemetery (Originally called Dunkard Cemetery) Dague; Paulding Co., OH

Military: Civil War. Served with 5th Infantry Co., D at age of 18 then transferred to the 76th OVU Co. B..Civil War..Many battles. Prisoner of War in Libbey Prison.

Nickname: Polk

Note: Moved to Paulding Co., with son Lewis in August, 1872.

                viii.          LYDIA DAGUE, b. Abt. 1851, Ohio; d. Abt. 1928; m. LEWIS DEBOW, April 28, 1881, By S. C. Frampton VDM.

More About LYDIA DAGUE:

Census: 1860, Licking Co., OH.

                ix.            LAURA DAGUE, b. Abt. 1853, Ohio; d. Abt. 1928; m. JAMES FOLK.

More About LAURA DAGUE:

Census: 1860, According to Bill, she is listed as Ella??

                x.             ROLETTA ELLANORA (ELIZABETH?) DAGUE, b. Bet. 1854 - 1855; d. Abt. 1927; m. FRANK DEVEREAUX.

More About ROLETTA ELLANORA (ELIZABETH?) DAGUE:

Census: 1860, Bill has her listed as Ella

Nickname: Ella

                xi.            GEORGE C. FREMONT DAGUE, SR., b. December 22, 1856, Ohio; d. April 13, 1907, Age 50y 3m 22d; m. JULIA LYLE, Aft. 1880; d. Aft. October 26, 1953.

More About GEORGE C. FREMONT DAGUE, SR.:

Burial: Jersey Universalist Cemetery; Jersey, Ohio

Census: 1860, Licking Co., OH.

                xii.           WILLIAM BRACKEN DAGUE, b. Abt. 1858, Franklin County, Ohio; d. August 10, 1932, Johnstown, Licking Co., Ohio; m. (1) ANGELINA REBECCA WILLIAMSON, July 11, 1883; b. March 21, 1859, Licking County, Ohio; d. February 06, 1894, Licking County Ohio - Age 35; m. (2) EMMA GREEN, Abt. 1908.

Notes for WILLIAM BRACKEN DAGUE:

William Bracken Dague was blind in later years. In spite of this handicap, he was a good cook and cooked for the Francis Arthur Peterman family after their home burned ca 1927. His daughter, Blanch Vesta Dague Peterman was severely burned but survived thanks to the quick rescue by her young son, Roy Lee Peterman who threw a rug around her and rolled her on the ground. She carried the scars from the burns to her grave. William Dague and Jacob Smith Peterman (father of Francis Arthur) often argued but were good friends and great company for each other.

 

More About WILLIAM BRACKEN DAGUE:

Burial: Tuller Cemetery; Johnstown, Ohio

Census: 1860, Licking Co., OH.

Note: Twin of Wilbert Dague

More About ANGELINA REBECCA WILLIAMSON:

Burial: Tuller Cemetery; Johnstown, Ohio

                xiii.          WILBERT DAGUE, b. Abt. 1858, Ohio; d. Abt. 1858, Died at birth.

More About WILBERT DAGUE:

Note: Twin of William

                xiv.           CADIS DAGUE, b. Abt. 1859, Ohio; d. Abt. 1930; m. LOUISA WILSON.

More About CADIS DAGUE:

Census: 1860, Licking Co., OH.

Nickname: Cads

More About LOUISA WILSON:

Nickname: Lou

                xv.            DOUGLAS PUTNAM DAGUE, b. Abt. 1861, Ohio; d. November 07, 1886, Ohio.

More About DOUGLAS PUTNAM DAGUE:

Census: 1880, Licking Co., OH. lists him as 19 living at home.

 

20. MUNSON7 MONROE (ELIZABETH (FREELAND)6 VREELAND, PETER (FREELAND)5, ELIAS (FREELAND)4, CLAUS NICHOLAS3, HARTMAN2, MICHIEL JANSEN1) was born November 07, 1836 in Bloomfield, NJ. He married (1) ANNIE AMANDA MCOWEN October 18, 1872. She died January 1879. He married (2) JENNIE SELL October 18, 1884.

         

Children of MUNSON MONROE and ANNIE MCOWEN are:

                i.              JENNIE8 MONROE.

                ii.             BESSIE MONROE.

                iii.            BERTHA MONROE.

 

21. GEORGE7 VREELAND (HENRY6, GEORGE5, MICHAEL4, MICHAEL3, CORNELIUS2, MICHIEL JANSEN1) was born August 17, 1832. He married ELEANOR CORSON.

         

Child of GEORGE VREELAND and ELEANOR CORSON is:

                i.              IRWIN8 VREELAND, b. December 22, 1861.

 

22. GARRET7 VREELAND (HENRY6, GEORGE5, MICHAEL4, MICHAEL3, CORNELIUS2, MICHIEL JANSEN1) was born October 21, 1836. He married (1) REBECCA JANE MCFARLANE. She died July 14, 1898. He married (2) ISABELLA DARLING March 02, 1858.

More About REBECCA JANE MCFARLANE:

Known as: Jane

         

Children of GARRET VREELAND and REBECCA MCFARLANE are:

                i.              GARRET H.8 VREELAND.

                ii.             CLARA A. VREELAND, m. *UNKNOWN MAXWELL.

More About CLARA A. VREELAND:

Resided: Moved to Budd Lake, NJ

                iii.            THOMAS G. VREELAND, b. January 14, 1862; d. 1923; m. (1) MAY BERDAN; m. (2) ANNA CADMUS, April 28, 1883; b. 1864; d. 1910.

                iv.            CHARLES STUART VREELAND, b. February 23, 1864; d. August 21, 1955; m. IRENE LIME, March 02, 1885; b. January 05, 1857; d. November 08, 1940.

More About IRENE LIME:

Resided: Carbondale, PA

                v.             MADELINE VREELAND, b. June 08, 1866; d. 1915.


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