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[This information is from Vol. I, pp. 274-275 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

(II) Johannes, son of Harmen Albertse Vedder (q. v.), was carried away to Canada by the French and Indians, February 9, 1690, and died August 14, 1748. He married (first) Maria, daughter of Johannes Fort (Van Der Vort) July 8, 1705; (second) Engeltje, daughter of Gerrit Symonse Veeder, November 25, 1732. Children: Harmen, born April 14, 1706; Angelietje Hermanus; Margarita; Anna; Johannes; Arent; Maretje; Abraham; Albert; Catherina; Maria; Anna, born July 8, 1737; the last three were by his second wife.

(III) Albert, youngest son of Johannes and Maria (Fort) Vedder, was born in 1729, and died November 18, 1805. He married, October 30, 1756, Hester, died May 12, 1813, in her eightieth year, daughter of Frans Van Der Bogart. Children: Johannes, of whom further; Maria; Maria (2); Hester; Frans Van Der Bogart; Barber; Neeltje; Engeltje; Claas; Annetje, born May 12, 1776.

(IV) Johannes, eldest son of Albert and Hester (Van Der Bogart) Vedder, was baptized May 15, 1757. (A John A. Vedder, elder of the church, died between December 3, 1808, and April 6, 1809, who is believed to have been Johannes Albertse — Johannes, son of Albert.) He married, August 22, 1779, Eva, daughter of Jacob Clute. Children, with dates of baptism:

  1. Albert, April 23, 1780;
  2. Elizabeth, September 29, 1782;
  3. Esther, January 23, 1785;
  4. Johannes, January 15, 1787;
  5. Elizabeth (2d), born March 18, 1790;
  6. Francis B., of whom further.

There was a son Jacob and a daughter Tina whose births or baptisms are not recorded.

(V) Francis B., son of Johannes and Eva (Clute) Vedder, was born in Schenectady, New York, March 28, 1801, died May 27, 1873. He married, February 26, 1824, Maria Newkirk, a descendant of the Mohawk Valley pioneer Newkirk family; she was born in the town of Florida, April 3, 1804, died in April, 1884. Children:

  1. John, born April 8, 1826, died unmarried, March 8, 1898. He inherited the old Vedder farm settled by his grandfather, Johannes Vedder, over a century ago, in the town of Glen, and now owned by John J. Vedder (1910).
  2. Francis F., born October 28, 1826; married; no issue.
  3. Eva E., born February 26, 1831, died in Denver, Colorado, December, 1905; married John F. Drevendorf, (deceased), and had Fannie, married Anson Snow, of Denver, and has Anson and Eva Snow.
  4. Maud, born March 7, 1833, deceased; married Jan Van Evera (deceased), and had Myra, married Theodore Clark.
  5. Peter, married Emma Van Evera, and has daughter Ella.
  6. David F.; see forward.
  7. Jasper, born October 1, 1837; resides in Ovid, New York.

(VI) David F., seventh child of Francis B. and Maria (Newkirk) Vedder, was born on the Glen homestead farm, May 12, 1835, died January 22, 1897. He cultivated the farm on which he was born, and resided there all the active years of his life. He married, in Glen, Mary E. Shelp, born in Glen, February 11, 1841, died at the Vedder homestead, May 12, 1887, daughter of James Nelson and Elizabeth (Mount) Shelp. Children:

  1. Francis B., born February 29, 1860; farmer of Mohawk; married, March 2, 1860, Margaret Bellinger; children: Mary N., Charles D., and Bertha, died in infancy.
  2. Nelson, born March 21, 1863, died December 6, 1891; married, December 10, 1885, Nettie Ingersoll, born August 28, 1862. He was a farmer of Glen. Children:
    1. Leland N., born December 24, 1886;
    2. Earl Ingersoll, born October 12, 1888; now (1910) employed in Puget Sound National Bank, Seattle, Washington;
    3. Zerah, born October 3, 1890.
  3. John J.; see forward.
  4. Anna M., born March 11, 1871; married Charles Carpenter, and has issue.

(VII) John J., third son of David F. and Mary E. (Shelp) Vedder, was born May 12, 1867. He inherited the old Vedder homestead from his uncle John. He is well known in the town, and honored for his sterling character and kindly characteristics. He is public spirited, and in his administration of the offices he has held has shown that he has the interest of his town at heart. He was commissioner of highways, and is now superintendent of the entire road system of the town.

Those interested in this feature of local government appreciate the work done for the cause of good roads, and hold him in the highest esteem. Politically he is a Democrat, and with his family attends the Dutch Reformed Church. He belongs to Fultonville Lodge, No. 521, F. and A. M.; Johnstown Chapter, No. 78, R. A. M.; Tribe No. 121, I. O. R. M.; and Fultonville Lodge No. 340, K. P. He married (first) in Mohawk, October 5, 1887, Gertrude Hanson, born March 11, 1870, died December 23, 1903, daughter of Henry D. Hanson, born May 11, 1838, and his wife, Sarah M. Lotridge, born August 7, 1846, both present residents of Mohawk. Mr. Vedder married (second) in Mohawk, February 1, 1905, Bertha M. Hanson, sister of his first wife. Children by first marriage:

  1. David H., born September 2, 1888;
  2. Bertha M., February 18, 1891.

Children by second marriage:

  1. John D., born May 5, 1907;
  2. Sarah E., April 29, 1909.

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