THE VREDENBURGH ENCYCLOPEDIA
From a 6.3 million sample of 1990 US Census Data
FREDENBURG 78.443 20,893 th most common name
VREDENBURGH 81.935 30,934 th most common name
VREDENBURG 85.728 48,763 th most common name
VRADENBURG 86.480 53,522 th most common name
- The online Webster's Dictionary definition of VREDENBURGH.
- Vredenburgh is the name of a town in Alabama. Named for the Vredenburgh Sawmill Company, founded by Peter Vredenburgh 1911.
- Here is an excellent pamphlet on the town of Vredenburgh, Alabama.
- Fredenberg is the name of a township in St. Louis County, Minnesota. Fredenberg Lake is located at 46.986947° N, -92.190912° W. The nearby community of Fredenberg is located at: 46.974168° N, -92.217521° W.
- Vredenburgh is the name of a town in South Africa.
- There is a Vredenburgh Ave., in Yonkers, New York (at: 40°55'28.78"N, 73°51'11.53"W)
- There is a Vredenburgh Ave., in Freehold, New Jersey
- There is a company named Lloyd and Vredenburgh mentioned in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket."
- In Tracy Chevalier's 1999 novel "Girl with a Pearl Earring" based on Johannes Vermeer's painting, there is a character with the last name of Vredenburgh.
- Jewish Vredenburghs in Holland
- Vredenburgh is the name of a district of the capital of the Dutch East Indies, Batavia (present day Jakarta, Indonesia).
- There is a Fort Vredenburg, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
- There is a Fort Vredenburg located in Komenda, Ghana. It was built in 1682.
- There is a Vredenburg estate located in Wanica, Suriname, South America. It is located at: N 5° 44' 0'' W 55° 9' 0''
- Peru Township, Huron County Ohio - was at one time known as Vredenburgh Township
- There was a Vredenburgh Castle in Utrecht, Holland built by the Spanish. It existed between 1528 and 1577. (Also, see this Wikipedia entry.)
- Vredenburgh is the name of a music hall constructed on the site of the Vredenburgh Castle in Utrecht, Holland.
- There is a Vredenburgh house in Amsterdam. For more information see: in Dutch, or its (very poor) translation in English.
- Fredenburg Butte is located at Lat: 42 35 N Long: 122 32 W, in Jackson County, Oregon
- Fredenburg Spring is located at Lat: 42 35 N Long: 122 32 W in Jackson County, Oregon.
- Fredenburg Falls were located on the Saranac River, three miles from the of Plattsburg, NY. The falls were named for Charles Fredenburg who lived here before the Revolution.
- In Kittitas County, Washington, there is a "Vredenburgh Bluebird Trail" just south of Ellensburg.
- Sarah Caldwell, wife of John Schureman Vredenburgh (1776-1821), was an infant in her mother's arms when her mother was shot to death by a British soldier.
- Two related minerals α-Vredenburgite first described from Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden, and β-Vredenburgite first described from India.
- Ernest W. Vredenburg (1870 - 1923) a geologist who extensively wrote about India in the early 1900s.
- There is a Mesozoic Mollusk named Vredenburgites.
- Peter Vredenburgh (1805-1873) was Judge of NJ Supreme Court 1855-1869
- Clara L. Van Vredenburgh - Illustrated numerous children's books during the 1910s - 1920s
- Elizabeth Nevius Vredenburgh (1810-1857) and her husband Rev. John Edgar Freeman (1809-1857) served as missionaries in India. They and three other missionary couples were kidnapped and shot to death in Fatehgarh (Fetteguhr), Uttar Pradesh province, India. see: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moa;idno=AGA4292
- Cyrus Hall McCormick, inventor of the mechanical reaper and founder of International Harvester, married a Vredenburgh descendant, Nancy Maria Fowler.
- Thomas Doremus Vredenburgh (1841-1922) was taken prisoner in the Civil War June 6, 1863 at Richmond, LA, he eventually escaped.
- Evelina Vredenburgh married Enos Throop, who was governor of New York 1829-1833.
- LaRue Vredenburgh (b. 1882, Springfield, IL) died October 1, 1910, while racing a Stoddard-Dayton car at the Illinois State Fair, in Springfield.
- Eleanor Remsen Vredenburgh of Freehold, New Jersey bought a Model MF / Curtiss Seagull biplane flying boat trainer in 1923 and learned to fly it. Some time later, she entered a competition in Cannes (France), winning two trophies, and also toured the coast of Southern France and Northern Italy. (For photos of a Curtiss Seagull, follow these links; Photo 1, Photo 2.)
- Dorothy Vredenburgh Bush called the roll for every Democratic Presidential Convention from 1944
(Roosevelt) through 1988 (Dukakis).
- The Hy-Vee grocery store chain (located in the mid-west) was founded by
Charles Hyde and David Vredenburg, who opened a general store in Beaconsfield, Iowa, in 1930. Also see this reference.
In the church of Somerville, New Jersey, where I was afterwards pastor, John Vredenburgh preached for a great many years. He felt that his ministry was a failure and others felt so, although he was a faithful minister, preaching the Gospel all the time. He died, and died amid some discouragements, and went home to God; for no one ever doubted that John Vredenburgh was a good Christian minister. A little while after his death, there came a great awakening in Somerville, and one Sabbath two hundred souls stood up at the Christian altar espousing the cause of Christ, among them my own father and mother. What was peculiar in regard to nearly all of those two hundred souls was, that they dated their religious impressions from the ministry of John Vredenburgh. --T. De Witt Talmage
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