Vredenburgh Searcher Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 1994.
Henry Fredenburg and Annie Showers
Town of Vredenburg South Africa
1800 New York Census Index.
Washington Researcher Writes Carolyn Fix Blount of Seattle, Washington writes that her ancestor is Susannah Wheeler Fredenburg who married Nemimiah Hoag on February 7, 1782 at Armenia, Duchess County, New York. His Family were Quakers and came from New Hampshire. They resided in Marlborough, Ulster County, Ney York. He died Feb 12, 1805 and was the son of John Hoag and Rebecca Mosher. This would be the second marriage for Susannah, and Carolyn is seeking the name of the First husband who was a Fredenburg. If anyone has anything on a marriage concerning a Susannah Wheeler to a Fredenburg, you are directed to contact Carolyn at 2026 Tenth Ave, East, Seattle, WA 98102. Carolyn has sent in her ancestor chart, which will appear in a late issue of the Vredenburg Searcher.
The following is a list of some of the Vredenburg researchers out there we will publish more of these names in the future:
Carol Van Buren
RD #1 Box 654
Westown, NY 10998
PO Box 171
Vredenburgh, AL 36481
363 Cedar Creel Farms Rd.
Glenn St. Mary, FL 29040
1301 Brian Ln.
Truman, AK 72472
18409 NE 122 Ave.
Battleground, WA 98604
2855 Penfield Rd.
Macedon, NY 14502
1845 S.E. Elliott Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
PO Box 571
Molalla, OR 97214
395 Trontera Circle
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Ruth Ann Fradenburgh Kelly
RT. #2 Box 427
Hart, MI 40420
Henry Fredenburg, a native of Ulster County, New York, removed to Brownville, New York in 1837, where he died in 1872, aged 75 years. He served in Co. M, 10th N.Y.H.A. one year. He married first Annie Shower of Ulster County. Another source lists her name as Anna Showers of Showers Hill, near Windham, Greene County, New York, and indicateds that she was the daughter of Michael Showers and Catharine Heilicus. Their children were Albert, Elias, Joh, Mary J., David, Sylvia, Mames C., Eliza, George, and Lottie.
Henry Fredenburg's second marriage was with Annie Beckwith.
James C. Fredenburg, of Limerick, New York, son of Heny Gredenburg and Annie Shower, married Hattie Hayes, daughter of Alexander Hayes of Charmont, New York. It is known that they had at least two children, Cora and Blanche. He served two enlistments in the Civil War, first in Co. M, 2nd Regt. N.Y. Vols., and Second in Co. E., 186th Regt. N.Y. Vols., and fought in the battles of Bull Run, Antietam and at the siege of Petersburg.
Mrs. J. Simon, clerk-treasurer of the city of Wales, Wisconsin has forwarded information which she obtained from John de Klerk, die Uitvoerende Hoof / Stadsklerk (Chief Executive / Town Clerk) of Vredenburg, a city on the west coast of South Africa.
Mr. De Klerk's letter startes that the town was originally named Twisfontein (Town of Discord), because of an argument between two farmers over fresh water, but later changed to Prosesfontein. Mr. De Klerk's letter states that the Dutch Reformed Church often acted as a peacemaker during those trying times so that when the acual building was inaugurated in 1875, it was decided that the town would be renamed Vredenburg (Town of Peace).
Based upon the forgoing history, Mr. De Klerk concluded, therefore, that the town of Vredenburg has no actual connection with the traditional Vredenburg family.
Mr. Ron Adams of Upland, California writes that he and his cousin, Donna (Fredenburg) Archer of Portland, Oregon are researching Fredenburg genealogy in the northwest. Donna has been compiling Fredenburg family history for many years, and for several months Ron has been adding Donna's family sheets to his PAF file. Ron has 700 names linked so far, and with spouses and their families, Ron's PAF file includes more thaan 2,600 names.
Ron's paternal grandmother was Ada Josephine Fredenburg, she was born 16 August 1871 in Brownsville, Oregon, daughter of Francis Marion Fredenburg and Nancy Hall. She married Francis (Frank) Marion Adams at Jacksonville, Oregon on 2 January 1889. Ron states that this branch of the Fredenburg family is located all over central and southwestern Oregon.
Map of New York in 1800,
showing counties with the number of Vredenburgh families in each county.
The counties where Vredenburgh families lived and how many heads of households in each county.
Vredenburghs lived in a total of 13 different counties in the state of New York in 1800 and totaled 51 individual families.
|County||Number of Families|
|New York City||2|
Spelling variation of name included in this count: Fradenburgh Fraghtenburgh Fraghtenburg Frandenburgh Fredenburgh Freightenburgh Frendenbergh Van Vredenbergh Van Vredernbergh Vradenbergh Vrandenbergh Vrandenburgh Vrdenburgh Vredenbergh Vredenburgh Vredinburgh Vreedenbergh Veedemburgh
Purpose: To establish where and how many families need to be documented and what the name of the head of households were. If this was accomplished it would make a good basis for the families just before a lot of them started heading farther west.
Note: This information was extracted by Ruth Ann Fradenburg Kelley, Hart, MI., 4 Nov 1993.
1800 NEW YORK CENSUS
|Van Vredenbergh, Abraham||164:1|
|Van Vredenbergh, Benjamin||165:1|
|Van Vredenbergh, Jeremiah||156:1|
|Van Vredenbergh, Benjamin||157:1|
|New York City|
|Vreedenburgh, William J.||62B:5|
|Vredenbergh, Benjamin D.||207:1|
|Vredenbergh, Benjamin E.||208:1|