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Object ID 2006.39.1.37-56
Title Vreeland Papers
Catalog type Archive
Scope & Content Archivist's Note: These documents contain as exact transcriptions as possible. Misspellings, incorrect grammar, improper punctuation and terminology that might be deemed offensive today have all been retained as written. It is our intention to preserve the historical record, and therefore leave the original words unchanged. Where first names only appear, these most likely were slaves. In 1784 slaves comprised almost one fourth of Leonia's population. The area around Broad & Lakewood Avenues was the site of a slave burial ground.
For purposes of web page economy these are partial transcriptions.

One of six flat boxes and one document box.
Box 1 contains 5 folders. Folder 3:

37- ...I as one of the executors of the estate of John Terhune
deceased...Christian Abriskie witness present Casparius Bogert
John Berden (Apr. 11, 1791)

38- Received of Roulef Terhune the sum of 3 pound [?] shillins &
eight pence for the pew of the hackensack church.. John Terhune
(Sept. 11, 1791)

39- New Bridge Mr Roelaf Terheun bot of Zabriskie & Seaman 5
galls wine..14 sugar..tobacco..1/2 groce [?]..(Feb.9, 1792)

40- Mr Roelef Terheun to Zabriskie & Seaman 5 galls wine..tobacco
14 ib sugar...due March 1792 Recd. the above in full..(Mar. 1,1792)

41- Received from Roelif Terhune the sum of 1 pound 5 shillings for
berring his mother I pay...Received in full by me Roelef Bogert
(Mar. 17, 1792)

42- Rec'd for his mother the sum of 10 shillings in full. John Van
Bueren (Mar. 24, 1792)

43- Received of Roelef Terhune the sum of 20 pounds 10 shillings
in full for his pew in the church at Hackensack by us George
Dormecy Jacob Terhune (May 9, 1792)

44- I promise to pay to the governors and company of the Bank of
England on demand 5,000 pounds. (Oct. 24, 1793)

45- ...drawing a deed 1 pound 900 shillings the above to one John
Outwater to drawing 6 notes...Rec'd the above in full (Apr. 19 & 29,

46- This article of Agreement made..between Michael Vreeland &
Elizabeth hereby agree to deliver...lot of land lying in the
township of Hackensack being a part of that lot wherein Peter
Simmons now lives..lately the property of Garrett Vreeland.
(Sept. 20, 1794)

47- Mr Derek Vreeland to Doctor Beekman Van Buerman (list of
visits and medications totaling 1 pound 17 shillings) (Apr.- May,

48- Mr. Derek Vreeland to Doctor Beekman Van Bueran...medicine..
attendance 3 pounds Rec'd the full cost (Nov.6, 1794)

49- Dear Sir, pleas to let the bearer have as much money as you can
spare and I will return it to you at the Vendu...Lucas Van Borsker
(addressed to Ralph Terhune) (Mar. 12, 1796) Note: a Vendu is
Dutch for a public auction.

50- To the Consistory of the Dutch Church at Hackensack..Gentleman
In compliance with an order of the particular..I transmit the
following article Act 29 cas of Hackensack & Schralenburg
whereas it appeared...(May 1796)

51- Rec'd of Jacob Terhune 142 pounds 8 shillings and 4 pence on
account of an order of 200 pounds for the [?] of building a
parsonage house at Hackensack (Nov. 1796)

52- Receiv'd from Michael Vreeland the sum of 12 shillings being the
amount in full for teaching Richard until 20th of November 1796.
(signed) Nath Rennick (Nov. 20, 1796)

53- I know all men by there presents that Jacob Terheun of the
County of Bergen...for the sum of 100 me in hand...
paid 1 Negro man named Mattei...David Anderson (May 9, 1796)

54- 12 months after date we promise to pay unto Michael Vreeland
the sum of 100 pounds..with lawful interest...until paid...(May 4,

55- Received of Lucas Van Saen the sum of 2 pounds for stone for
the parsons house in Hackensack. Received by me for 10 lode of
stone Jacobus Terhune. Received of Lucas Van Saen one of the
managers of the parsonage house..the sum of 3 pounds 8
shillings for 17 lode of stone. Received by me Gilian Terhune
(Aug. 15, 1797)

56- Richard Freeland By [?] of the year 98 By [?] of the year 99 (Dec. 14

Creator Vreeland Family
Collection Vreeland Papers
People Anderson, David Terhune, John
Berdean, John Terhune, Martin
Bogert, Casparius Terhune, Ralph
Bogert, Ralph
Van Buskirk, Lucas
Cairns, William
Dorann, C.
Doremcy, George
Klimp, James
Manand, Miles
Outwater, John
Regular, Robert
Rennick, Nathaniel
Simmons, Peter
Sip, Elizabeth
Terhune, Gilian
Terhune, Jacob
Terhune, John
Terhune, Martin
Terhune, Ralph
Van Bueren, Beekman, Dr.
Van Bueren, John
Van Buskirk, Lucas
Van Saen, Lucas
Varhara, Albert
Varhara, Peter
Vreeland, Derek
Vreeland, Garrett
Vreeland, Michael
Vreeland, Richard
Wade, N., Esq.
Ward, Peter
Zabriskie, Caty
Zabriskie, Christin A.
Subjects Vreeland Papers

Source Anne D. Vreeland
Admin/Biographical History The Vreeland Papers comprise 562 documents spanning the years 1705 to 1896. The bulk of the collection includes bills, receipts, deeds, wills, loans, indentures, promissory notes, list of students attending their school, lists of members of the local militia, letters, documents in Dutch.

The Vreeland Family, of Dutch ancestry, inhabited Leonia and the local New Jersey area beginning in the 17th century. The documents offer a window into the activities of several generations of the Vreeland Family, their friends, their business associates, their buying and selling of slaves, and the school they operated. Their property extended over a vast expanse of land at one time stretching as far east as the Hudson River. The first mention of Leonia is in a document dated 1882.