Vredenburgh Obituaries

Almena (Seeley) Vredenburgh
Amy (Chase) Vredenburgh
Cassie Ann (Conyers) Vredenburgh
John Conyers
Mary Ann (Schulyer) Vredenburgh
W. H. Vredenburgh
Sally K. Vredenburgh
Peter Vredenburgh

Mrs. John S. Vredenburgh
H. Kirby Vredenburgh
Peter Vredenburgh 3d


The Saints' Herald , Vol. 36, p.303; Almena Vredenburgh died August 30, 1889 at the home of her son, William Vredenburgh, in Soldier Valley, Iowa, and was buried September first. Funeral service was held at the house, Elder Putney officiating. Sister Vredenburgh was born February 3, 1808 in Queensbury, Washington, New York, and was married to Henry Vredenburgh in 1825. She was mother of eleven children, seven girls and four boys; the eldest and two youngest have passed away; two have their homes in Illinois, three in Iowa, one in Nebraska, one in Colorado and one in Oregon. Mrs. Vredenburgh moved with her family from New York to Illinois in 1843, and from Illinois into Iowa in 1862, and has since been a resident of Little Sioux, Iowa until her death. She joined the LDS in 1835, and the Reorganization of the same in 1861. She was first baptized by Hyrum Station, and second by Zenos Gurley, Sen. Sr. Vredenburg was known as a quiet, worthy and religious member of society. She had been a widow some twenty years. She died strong in the faith.


The Hustler , Friday April 2, 1926 p.2; Amy Anjean Chase, daughter of Amos and Sarah Chase, was born near Little Sioux, Iowa, October 30, 1850. Her parents arrived in Harrison County in 1848. She was married November 17, 1864 to Charles Vredenburgh. Thirteen children were born to them. The husband and father died in January 1915. The surviving children are Mrs. Almena Stearns of San Antonio, Texas; Joseph Vredenburgh, Alva, Oklahoma; Norman Vredenburgh, Miami, Flordia; James Vredenburgh of Pisgah, Iowa; David of Lamoni, Iowa; Evan of Lamoni, IA; Mrs. Lois Whisler of Rosalie, Nebraska. Amos, Mark, Ollie and May preceded the mother in death. Two brothers, Aseph Chase of Cuba, New York and M. Amos Chase, a missionary in Honolulu, and one sister, Mrs. W.S. Gamet of Logan, remain. Also 24 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was a member of the LDS church, was highly respected by all as a neighbor, friend and mother. She passed beyond Friday March 19th at the home of her son, David, in Lamoni, where she has been several months during her last illness. The remains were brought to Pisgah. The funeral service was held Monday March 22 at one p.m., Elder Fry officiating. Interment was in Soldier Valley cemetery. Mrs. Vredenburgh had lived all her years in Little Sioux and Jackson township, this county, excepting during the last few months of her illness.


The Hustler , Thursday December 28, 1933 p.1; Cassie Ann Conyers, daughter of Elder John and Priscilla Conyers, was born March 13, 1850, near Little Sioux, IA, and passed away at the home of her son Oscar Vredenburgh, December 21, 1933, at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 8 days. In March 1865 she was united in marriage to William Henry Vredenburgh, who preceded her in death, August 27, 1901. To this union thirteen children were born. A son, Jefferson, died in infancy, another son, Nimrod, died in young manhood. Eleven children survive, John Henry of Pisgah, Lucy Palmer of Wagner, South Dakota, Lennie Clark of Pisgah, William David of Yakima, Washington, Catherine McGee, of Elliott, Iowa, Caroline Richardson of Gooding, Idaho, Jesse of Pisgah, Alfred of Shoshone, Idaho, Oscar, Harvey and Orvey of Pisgah. She leaves to mourn her loss, one sister, Mrs. Lucinda Hendrickson of Hagerman, Idaho, four daughters, seven sons, thirty-two great grandchildren and one great grandchild, besides many other relatives and friends. She was baptized into the RLDS at an early age and remained a faithful member. Funeral services were held at the LDS Church in Pisgah, at 1:30 o'clock Saturday conducted by Elder George Meggers. Interment was in Soldier Valley cemetery.


Democrat 28 December 28, 1911. JOHN CONYERS DEAD, A Pioneer citizen of Sioux Township Died December 22: Born in Wamoo, Illinois, August 19, 1845 son of John and Pricillia Conyers, came to Clark county when but an infant and with them settled in Harrison county. He well remembers seeing many Indians when they first came and the Indian teepees. From the latter place he removed with his parents in 1864. Never having many facilities for education in his youth he had been compelled to acquire it himself in later years. Attaining manhood he purchased a farm of 160 acres near Preparation, which he cultivated and resided upon until 1881 when he sold out and bought a farm in Woodbury County near Sioux City where he lived for six years. Going to Sioux City he engaged in the grocery business in which he only remarried a short time and then returned to Sioux township where he bought his present farm.

July 10, 1863 Mr. Conyers was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Vredenburg, a native of Illinois who was born in 1847 and died May 16, 1874 at Moorhead Iowa. To this union were born three children Charles W., of Mapleton; Alfred B. of Carroll Nebr. and Millie Bell now deceased.

August 18, 1876 he was married to Miss Sylvania Lewis of Harrison County, Iowa. Her death occurring the same year.

February 14, 1880 he was married to Miss Amelia Townley, of Moorhead Iowa. To this union were born two children, Zora V., and Fred L.

In October 1862 he enlisted in Company B., Southern Border Brigade, and was stationed at Fort Butler in Cherokee County this state, during the winter of 1862-63. He was mustered out in March 1863.

He died December 22, 1911 after an illness of 8 years.

The funeral was conducted from the family home on Sunday at 10:30 by Elder Mark Jenson, Mr. Conyers was a most excellent citizen, alive to the best interests of community and country.

Mary Ann (Schulyer) Vredenburgh [Norwalk, Ohio]

Source The Fire Lands Pioneer. 1881 p. 152- 153

Departed to a higher life from her residence in Norwalk, Ohio, November 14 th , Mary Ann Vredenburgh, in the 81th year of her age.

Mrs. Vredenburgh belonged to one of the first families in New York, being a daughter of H. P Schuyler, of Albany, in which city she was born. She received a good education and all the advantages her high social position bestowed, and had a wide circle of devoted friends from her earliest school days. In 1825, she married Mr. Vredenburgh, who moved in the same social circle, and the newly wedded couple removed from civilization and luxury into the wilderness of Ohio. They came to Norwalk, which was then little more than a clearing in the forest. How desperate was the struggle for existence the pioneers had to wage, no words can adequately represent. Something may be learned, however, from the fact that of all those who came with Mr. And Mrs. Vredenburgh, or were in the village at the time, he now alone is left. Of their family of seven children only two remain.

Mr. Vredenburgh took an active part in the work of the new County. He opened a store in the village, and extended his trade by a store in Florence, traded in Cincinnati, for two terms was Treasurer of Huron County, and after a time resided on a farm six miles west of the village, removing into town to spend his later years. During all these fifty-six years of their married life Mrs. Vredenburgh, in city, town, or on the farm, has ever remained the same quiet, unaffected, dignified, and gentle woman, making friends everywhere, and beloved by all who know her worth.

For twenty-six years she was an active member of the Episcopal Church, and to the day of her death did not withdraw her connection therewith, and retained her social standing with the members. She, however, in 1851, became convinced by unimpeachable evidence (within her home family circle) of the communion with those who had departed this life, and since that time has been an ardent believer in spiritualism, and as she approached the border land between this and the spirit world, she seemed to look through the opening gates and catch a glimpse of the promised life. It was a joy to see the light as of Heaven in her eyes, as she calmly made every arrangement for her obsequies. She desired everything plain and unostentatious, and that the beautiful Episcopal service should be read, and the friends addressed by Mr. Hudson Tuttle.

All her wishes were granted by loving hands, and on the afternoon of the 16 th , the casket containing her mortal remains was deposited in the Episcopal cemetery.

W. H. Vredenburgh Dies. New York Times May 16, 1920

Sat in New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals for 19 Years.

Freehold, N. J., may 15 - Judge William H. Vredenburgh, who sat on the bench of the Court of Errors and Appeals of New Jersey form 1897 to 1916, died today at his home on Brinkerhoff Avenue. He was born here in 1840, the son of Peter Vredenburgh, a justice of the Supreme Court.

He was a graduate of Rutgers College in 1859, receiving afterward, from his alma mater the degree of L.L.D., and taking place on the Board of Trustees. He was formerly president of the First National Bank of Freehold. He was Vice President, of the New Jersey Bar Association and a member of the Society of the Cincinnati and the Holland Society of New York. More than sixty-five judicial opinions in the New Jersey Law and Equity Reports were written by him. His wife was Miss Bessie Hartshorne Williams of New York.

Sally K. Vredenburgh - New York Times June 17, 1941

Miss Sally Knight Vredenburgh of 145 East Fifty-Second Street who was president of the class of '31 at Barnard College, died yesterday morning in the Harkness Pavilion of the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, after a fortnight illness, at the age of 30.

Miss Vredenburgh was secretary of the Daughters of the Cincinnati and also belonged to the Holland Dames and the Huguenot Society.

She leaves her father, John Vredenburgh of Jersey City; her mother, who is now Mrs. Wallace B. Cosgrave of 145 East Fifty-second Street, and a half-brother, Wallace B. Cosgrave Jr.

Peter Vredenburgh - New York Times Dec. 19, 1941

Jersey Attorney Fought Against Spain and in the Philippines

Neptune, N. J., Dec. 18 - Major Peter Vredenburgh of Spring Lake, N. J., retired lawyer and veteran of the Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection, died yesterday in Fitkin Memorial Hospital here, after an illness of several months. His age was 72.

Major Vredenburgh was born in Freehold, N. J., to the son of the late former Judge William H. Vredenburgh of the New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals and a grandson of the late Peter Vredenburgh, former Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. He was graduated in 1892 from Princeton University, where he was a sprinting star on the track team, and in 1895 from New York Law School.

He formerly practiced law in Freehold, for a time in partnership with his father, but had retired many years ago. He was later named an assistant county prosecutor and served in the State Assembly in 1909 and 1910.

Major Vredenburgh, a bachelor, lived in the Riverside Plaza Hotel when in New York. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. S. R. Knight and Mrs. C. W. Dawson of Spring Lake.

Mrs. John S. Vredenburgh - New York Times August 1, 1946

Yonkers, N. Y., July 31 - Mrs. Nellie K. Vredenburgh, formerly for many years Republican co-leader in the eighth ward of Yonkers and the widow of John S. Vredenburhg, died yesterday in Yonkers General Hospital. She lived at 6566 Van Cortlandt Park Avenue here. Her age was 79. Mrs. Vredenburgh belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star and to the Order of the Amaranth and formerly held offices in both. Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Yonkers sixty years. She leaves three sons, John S. Fr., former assisstant city clerk here; H. Kirby Vredenburgh and Donald S. Vredenburgh, daughter, Mrs. George H. Jackson and a sister, Miss Katherine Kirby.

H. Kirby Vredenburgh - New York Times Nov. 22, 1950

Yonkers, Nov. 21 - H. Kirby Vredenburgh, general foreman of the Stauffer Chemical Company in Chauncey, N. Y., died today in this home, 15 Caryl Avenue, at the age of 50. He was past master of the Rising Star Lodge of Masons

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret MacNeil Vredenburgh; a daughter, Ellen Louise Vredenburhg; two brothers, John S. and Donald C. Vredenburgh, and a sister, Mrs. George H. Jackson.

Peter Vredenburgh 3D - New York Times March 20, 1956

Miami, Fla., March 19 AP - Peter Vredenburgh 3d, husband of Mrs. Dorothy Vredenburgh, secretary of the Democratic National Committee, died of a heart attack today.

His wife was with him when the 52-year-old Birmingham Ala., business man died in a hotel.

He was appointed to the State Board of Corrections by Gov. James E. Folsom a few months ago.

A son, Peter Vredenburgh 4 th , also survives.