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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 4:
57- (Pamphlet of accounts kept by the manager of the Parsonage
House) Bought for the use of the Parsonage House...6 ibs. of
nails..1 days labaur...1 bushal of sand..1 pail...paid to G. Van
Sean...for a gutter...(Apr.-Aug. 1800-1801)
58- We the subscribers do promise to pay the Elders and Deacons
...under the care of Rev James Romeyn...for purchasing a
parsonage...(over 50 names, see people) (1800)
59- Peter Curty worket fief day and three quarters...Henry Cooper
worket 3/5 days and three quarters..John terhune 3/5 day...
Mearted Terhune 3/5 days..(May 10,1800)
60- Res'd..of Mr Lawrence A. Ackerman 5 dollars for Peter Durie
(sugned) James L. Bogert (June 6, 1800)
61- (Pamphlet-work log) Peter Christie 6 days Henry Cooper 6 days
John Terhune 3 days half Martin Terhune 3 days half Benony
Kinyon 3 days 1/2 ...(July 19 - Aug. 16, Sept., 1800)
62- Mr. Terhune...bought of Jacob Zabriskie 2 pair brass hinges...
nails at 1/2 per brass ring...(Sept. 30, 1800)
63- The whole collected for the house...Henry Berry 31 pounds Jacob
Bogert 9 pounds...Dick Terheun 9 pounds Dick Brinkerhoff 5
pounds John Ackerman 4 pounds John Bogert 15 pounds G.
Terheun 3 pounds (Oct. 11, 1800)
64- Articles of Agreement...between Michael D. Vreeland and Peter
Sip one part of Henry Swin...one acre with the building and
improvements..of the farm..witness John P. Vanderbeek Peter
B[?] Peter Sip (Oct. 17, 1801)
65- To Mr Terhune..for board for carpenters...to John Andersen paid
the cost of settlement by the managers of Hackensack (June 13,
66- Mr. Derek Vreeland to Doctor Beekman Van Bueren (bill for pills,
mixtures, drops, powders, treatment) (July-Sept.,1802)
67- Received fro Richard Vreeland for making fence (Sept. 8, 1803)
68- New Bridge Rec'd of Rulif Terhune the sum of 10 dollars on
account of John Dgroot..(Oct. 13, 1804)
69- Mr Richard Vreeland (printed application from debtor's prison
in Newark (signed) Benjamin Williams (Apr. 16, 1804)
70- Mr Richard Vreeland bought of H.H. Banta 50 board 35 nails
(May 1, 1805)
71- I promise to pay unto Abraham Kip..50 pounds before the first
day of May Roelf Le Bran present G. Welling (May 1, 1805/1806)
72- Articles of Vandue at the house of Roelef Terhune...every article
for sale will be to the highest bidder Note: a vandue is a public
auction (Nov. 5, 1805)
73- I Michael D. Vreeland..notify you Jon Westervelt clerk of the town-
ship that I do abound to my Negro child Isibel born 18 day of
December 1805...(Feb. 26, 1806)
74- Notice is hereby given to all persons indebted to the estate of
Roilf Terhune...to make payment to the subscribers...at the house
of John Campbell (Mar. 1, 1806)
75- Articles of agreement between Michael B. Terhune and Michael
Vreeland and John Terhune...for consideration of the sum of 12
dollars and 50 cents (Apr. 1, 1806)
76- John J. Terhune to Linas Van Buskirk...iron for fishing plase..for
youse of the windmill (Apr. 15, 1806)
77- Mr. Derek Vreeland to Doctor Beekman Van Bueren pills, putger
ointment 14 vial eye water..(Feb.,Apr.,July 1807)
78- Derrick Vreeland...a pare (shoes) made for Mrs. Vreeland..a pare
for the wench..a pare half sole Mr Vreeland (Nov. 26, 1807)
79- Mr Derek Vreeland to Doctor Beekman Van Bueron pills for Mrs
Vreeland..visit purge...bleeding...powders...mixtures 7 pounds
3 shillings 6 pence (Dec. 1807/Jan.-Dec 1808)
80- (torn scrap) Richard Vreeland ...John Bojen..No. 157 market
81- Mr Michael D. Vreeland to Doctor Beekman Van Bueren ..a purge
6 dose pill 8 pounds 6 shillings (May 5, 1809)
82- Received of Michael D. Vreeland the sum of 2 dollars and 11
cents in full for Ralph Terhunes tax ...state tax 83 cents This tax
is for the year 1808... Lawrence A. Ackerman, County (May 15,
83- Received English Neighborhood...of Richard Vreeland my father
the sum of 212 dollars & 50 cents in lue of a Negro wman
named Isabel with 3 children was the made tome by my father...
Received by me Elizabeth Vreeland Peter Sip (May 20, 1809)
84- Mrs Derek Vreeland to Doctor Beekman Van Vueren visit...
mixtures...powders...1 pound 14 shillings 6 pence (Mar. & Sept.
85- Lease this indenture made...between Derick Vreeland and
Simeon Cavelagh grant a house and garden lot...for onr year
86- This indenture between Michael D. Terhune, James Housman
in the township of New Bergen...and William Lee of the township
of New Barbados...granted to farm...70 acres of land...together
with all the houses, barns, stables, orchards, fences, feedings..
(verso) sealed and delivered in the presence of Janet Zabriskie
William Lee James Housman Michael B. Terhune (Apr. 1,1810)
87- Lease this indenture between Derek Vreeland of the township of
Hackensack...doth grant...a house and garden lot to let unto...
Simeon Cavaleagh (Apr. 1, 1810)
88- J.C. Post change with John Burhan[?] one note Manhattan
Company No. 6261...(June 1, 1810)
Bogert, Cornelius .
Van Bueren, Dr. Beekman
Van Bueren, John
Van Buskirk, Linas
Van Daam, Henry
Van Giesen, Elizabeth
Van Giesen, Garrit
Van Giesen, Isaac
Van Giesen, John
|Source||Anne D. Vreeland|
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.