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Collection 26

Louise Hartshorne (1866-1956)

Collection, 1778-1953

Processed by Lois R. Densky

Edited by Gregory J. Plunges


Monmouth County Historical Association
70 Court Street
Freehold, New Jersey 07728



March 1981



INTRODUCTION

Louise Hartshorne (1866 - 1956) was born in Astoria, New York. Miss Hartshorne was a genealogist, family historian, and collector of family papers. She lived in Monmouth County for many years and died in Middletown, New Jersey.

This collection contains personal papers of various Conover, Hartshorne, Hendrickson, Schureman, and Wikoff family members. Documents include letters, financial records, legal records, business papers, estate papers, literary productions, and printed material. The bulk dates of the collection are from 1800 to 1900. A brief history of the family relationships is described below.

John Covenhoven (1734 - 1803) of Freehold, NJ married Eleanor Wikoff (1737 - 1793). Their son, Col. Elias Conover (1757 - 1820) married Anne Fish (1757 - 1821). Their daughter, Julia Anne Conover (1781 - 1834) married Rev. John Schureman in 1802. Their children were: Julia Anne (1804 - 1889), Eleanor Williamson (b. 1806), Louisa Mercer (1807 - 1851) who married George Harrison Wikoff (b. 1806), James (1810 - 1811), Martha Wikoff (1812 - 1862) who married Charles Clarkson, John (1818 - c. 1821), and an infant.

Rev. John Schureman was born in New Brunswick, NJ and graduated from Queen's College (Rutgers University) in 1795. He studied theology in New York and was licensed in 1801. He was pastor at Bedminster, NJ (1801 - 1807), Hillsborough Church in Millstone, NJ (1807 - 1809), Collegiate Church in New York (1809 - 1811), and New Brunswick Church (1813 - 1815). He was also a Queen's College trustee (1800 - 1818), Vice-President (1811 - 1818), and faculty member (1813 - 1818).

Daniel Hendrickson (1735 - 1809) of Monmouth County married Eleanor Van Mater (1735 - 1828) in 1758. Their children were: Anna (1761 - 1798) who married Charles DuBois, Cyrenious (1766 - 1793), and John (1773 - 1807). John Hendrickson married Mary Lloyd (1772 - 1865) in 1793. Their children were: Eleanor (1794 - 1825) who married William Van Deusen, Daniel I. (1797 - 1845) who married Margaret E. Smith, Eliza Ann (1798 - 1801), John Lloyd (1801 - 1845) who married Adaline E. Crawford, Cyrenious (1803 - 1804), and Charles I. (1805 - 1889).

Charles I. Hendrickson married Julia Anne Schureman in 1826. She was the daughter of Rev. John Schureman and Julia Anne Conover. Their children were: Julia Conover (1832 - 1848), Mary Matilda (1835 - 1893), John Schureman (b. 1837) who married Jeannie S. Harris, Louisa Wikoff (1839 - 1876), and Ella (b. 1846). Charles I. Hendrickson was a merchant. Between 1830 and 1831, he had a family home built in Middletown Village which was called Locustwood. From 1837 to 1857, he was a rug merchant for A. McCallum & Company in Philadelphia.

Louisa Wikoff Hendrickson married Edward Minturn Hartshorne (1837 - 1886) in 1864. He was the son of Robert Hartshorne (1798 - 1872) and Mary Ann Minturn (1802 - 1861), and was a businessman in New York and New Jersey. Their children were: Robert (1864 - 1865), Luoise (1866 - 1956), Charles Hendrickson (1867 - 1868), Susannah Pelletreau (b. 1870), William (b. 1872), Benjamin Minturn (1873 - 1902), and Edward (b. 1875). Their daughter, Louise, was the collector of these papers.



PROVENANCE: Acquired between 1932 and 1956, a gift of Miss Louise Hartshorne, Middletown, NJ. The last group of papers were received after Miss Hartshorne's death through her niece, Mrs. William Gamwell, Middletown, NJ.

RESTRICTIONS: None

SIZE OF COLLECTION: 1-1/2 linear feet.


Series Description

The Louise Hartshorne Collection is arranged first by generation, then by individual person.

1. John Covenhoven (1734 - 1803) Papers, 1778 - 1797.

Arranged chronologically.

Series contains a letter to Elias Boudinot, deeds between Covenhoven and Elias Conover and between Covenhoven and Obadiah Bowne, and a survey of Covenhoven's land sold to Sarah Vanely.

2. Col. Elias Conover (1767 - 1820) Estate Papers, 1802 - 1846

Arranged chronologically

Series contains a survey, statements of dividends paid on stock certificates, and a letter pertaining to stocks.

3. Julia Anne Conover Schureman (1781 - 1834) Papers, 1800 - 1849, n.d.

Arranged first by subseries then chronologically.

Series contains incoming personal letters, legal and financial records, and records of estate administrator. Correspondents include: niece Catharine, Anne Fish Conover, AK Fish, N Fish, G Moore, Jane Conover, and Peter Wikoff. One outgoing letter is to Jacob C. Wikoff. legal and financial records include receipts, deeds, and a power of attorney to Charles I. Hendrickson. Estate papers include transactions by administrator, Charles I. Hendrickson, and include an estate inventory.

4. Rev. John Schureman (1778 - 1818) Papers, 1808 - 1834

Arranged first by subseries then chronologically.

Series contains legal and financial records, and estate papers. Legal documents contain deeds. Financial documents contain stock certificates. Estate papers include an 1818 obituary notice from The Evangelical Guardian and Review, estate inventories, letters of administration to Julia Anne Conover Schureman and Charles I. Hendrickson, vendue announcement, and account of sale at vendue.

5. Daniel Hendrickson (1735 - 1809) Papers, 1787 and 1804

Arranged chronologically

Series contains a letter from son-in-law, Charles DuBois, and an article of agreement.

6. John Hendrickson (1773 - 1807) Letters, 1804 - 1807

Arranged chronologically

Series contains incoming personal letters from his nephew Daniel H. DuBois and from J. Cooper.

7. Mary Lloyd Hendrickson (1772 - 1865) Papers, 1805 - 1868, n.d.

Arranged first by subseries then chronologically

Series contains incoming personal letters and legal documents. Correspondents include: Fanny Clines, Peter DuBois, James E. Hack, Charles I Hendrickson, Eleanor D. Hendrickson, John Lloyd Hendrickson, Julia Anne Schureman Hendrickson, M. Read, Helena L. Ridgeway, Clemence Stephens, Eleanor Hendrickson Van Deusen, Joanna Van Deusen, Mary Lloyd Van Deusen, and William Van Deusen. Legal documents include a deed, a release, and an 1868 copy of her will. (Charles I. Hendrickson was executor).

8. Daniel I. Hendrickson (1797 - 1845) Letters, 1811 - 1823

Arranged chronologically

Series contains letters from Eleanor DuBois and Mary Lloyd Hendrickson

9. John Lloyd Hendrickson (1801 - 1845) Papers, 1815 - 1845

Arranged first by subseries then chronologically

Series contains incoming personal letters and estate papers. Correspondents include: Mary Lloyd Hendrickson and Peter DuBois. Estate papers contain records of administrators, Charles I. Hendrickson and Adaline Crawford Hendrickson. They include accounts and receipts for claims against the estate and for legacies paid.

10. Charles I. Hendrickson (1805 - 1889) Papers, 1818 - 1886, n.d.

Arranged first by subseries then chronologically

Series contains incoming personal letters, business papers, and printed material. Personal correspondents include: Peter R. Brinckerhoff, FB Chetwood, Charles Clarkson, Matilda Wikoff Schureman Clarkson, William H. Conover, Robert Hartshorne, John Lloyd Hendrickson, Julia Anne Schuremen Hendrickson, Mary Lloyd Hendrickson, WR Stevens, Edward Taylor, G. Warnderink Vinke, Elizabeth Wikoff, George Harrison Wikoff, Louisa Mercer Schureman Wikoff, and Annie R. Williamson. The financial documents in the business papers record Hendrickson's business (and some personal ) transactions; his activities with Nathaniel S. Wikoff; his activities with brother-in-law Charles Clarkson; and records of the building of Locustwood in Middletown. Business correspondents to Hendrickson & Clarkson included; William Watt, Charles I. Hendrickson, Alexander Watson, James March, Guy C. Hotchkiss, Charles S. Hempstead, LC Smith, Gregory Thomson, John H. Tennent, Martin & Effinger, and Bulletts & Fainthorn. Legal documents include deeds.

11. Julia Anne Schureman Hendrickson (1804 - 1889) Letters, 1819 - 1889, n.d.

Arranged chronologically

Series contains incoming personal letters from: D. Arusen, Matilda Wikoff Schureman Clarkson, Charles Clarkson, Charles I. Hendrickson, Louisa Mercer Schureman Wikoff, Mary Louise Hendrickson, Joseph D. and Mary H. Taylor, niece Julia, James S. Sluyter, Lilly T. Wynkoop, C. Hamilton, Dr. Henry WB Woodhull, J. Trafford Allen, and Julia Anne Conover Schureman.

12. Julia Conover Hendrickson (1832 - 1848) Letters, 1846, n.d.

Arranged chronologically

Series contains incoming personal letters from her friends Kate and Hannah, and from her mother Julia Anne Schureman Hendrickson.

13. Mary Matilda Hendrickson (1835 - 1893) Letters, 1862 - 1892, n.d.

Arranged chronologically

Series contains incoming personal letters from : Gorham C. Taylor, MB Edson, Lilly U. Valentine, Louisa P. Van Wagenen, Mary Conover, Addie E. Carrington, SM Cooper, Sallie Randolph, Julia Mulligan, Maggie Snyder, Henry WB Woodhull. Acton C. Hartshorne, and Marie Antoinette Moore Wikoff.

14. John Scureman Hendrickson (b. 1837) Papers, 1848 and 1864

Arranged chronologically

Series contains a letter from Louisa Wikoff Hendrickson Hartshorne and a report card.

15. Ella Hendrickson (1846) Papers, 1848 - 1929, n.d.

Arranged first by subseries then chronologically

Series contains incoming personal letters and miscellaneous papers. Correspondents include: Mary Matilda Hendrickson, Julia Anne Schureman Hendrickson, Edward M. Hartshorne, Louisa Wikoff Hendrickson Hartshorne, Sarah Clark, Louise (Lulie) Hartshorne, and Ulric H. Birney. Miscellaneous papers include a release in reference to Dr. Edward F. Taylor's estate, and a certificate.

16. Louisa Wikoff Hendrickson Hartshorne (1839 - 1876) Letters, 1860 - 1875, n.d.

Arranged chronologically

Series contains incoming personal letters from : Louise Hartshorne, May Holmes, Mary Matilda Hendrickson, Edward M. Hartshorne, Annie L. Coleman, Ella Hendrickson, Julia anne Schureman Hendrickson, and William V. Durmell.

17. Edward Minturn Hartshorne (1837 - 1886) Letters, 1864 - 1876

Arranged chronologically

Series contains incoming personal letters from: Louisa Wikoff Hendrickson Hartshorne, Achet M. Day, Edward D. Cooper, JCS Weills, JH Salaun, Samuel K. Platt, and Louise Hartshorne.

18. Louise Hartshorne (1866 - 1956) Letters, 1872 - 1953, n.d.

Arranged chronologically

Series contains incoming personal letters from : Jeannie S. Harris Hendrickson, John Schureman Hendrickson, Edward M. Hartshorne, Ella Hendrickson, Julia H. Field, Katharine Weills, Mary Minturn Hartshorne O'Rourke, Stephen Willets Collins, Richard Hartshorne, and Mary Matilda Hendrickson.

19. Miscellaneous Papers, 1786-1940

Arranged first by subseries then chronologically

Series contains letters, financial documents, legal documents, a topical file on the US Sanitary Commission, literary productions, and printed material. Correspondents include: John Clap Jr. to Mrs. Hannah Wadsworth, Helena L. Ridgeway to her sister, Sally Rezeau to Polly Lloyd, Mary H. to Mrs. George H. Wikoff, Cornelus Grinnell to Richard Hartshorne, EA Bohle to Mary, George H. ("Had") Wikoff to Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Cox Wikoff, John W. Benne to W. Hendrickson, Belle to the girls, Louise Wikoff Hendrickson to Mrs. Joseph D. Taylor, Kittie Weills to Mrs. L. & Family, Edward H. Coates to Charles Francis Gurnney, an unidentified valentie card, a valentine from Mary Lufbury, and Charles Clarkson to George H. Wikoff. Financial records include Franklin Academy stock, accounts, reciepts, an inventory, and an unidentified ledger. Legal documents include a summons, judements, Henry Wikoff's passport, and a mortgage.

The U.S. Sanitary Commission file contains the records of the Middletown Chapter in which several Hendrickson women were active. Literary productions include poetry, an unidentified diary, and hymns. The printed material includes a variety of material that has Hartshorne, Hendrickson, and Wikoff associations.

SIGNIFICANCE OF COLLECTION AND RELATED MATERIALS

The Louise Hartshorne Collection will be of interest to genealogists and family historians of the Conover, Hartshorne, Hendrickson, Schureman, and Wikoff families. Social historians will find the collection useful for the study of 18th and 19th century Monmouth County lifestyles. The business papers will be useful to economic historians. Other subjects documented in the collection include the US Sanitary Commission and 18th and 19th century poetry.

Collections housed at the Monmouth County Historical Association Library that relate to this collection include the James Wall Schureman Letters (1841 - 1848, 1909), the Hartshorne Family Papers (1771 - 1954), the Hartshorne Family Papers II (1664 - 1915), and the Joseph Hartshorne Genealogical Collection (1852 - 1918). The Monmouth County Historical Association museum collections contain many significant objects with Hartshorne, Hendrickson, and Wikoff family history which were donated by Louise Hartshorne. Related collections housed elsewhere in New Jersey include: the Hendrickson Family Papers, the Van Kouwenhoven - Conover Family Papers, the James Schureman Papers, and the John Schureman Papers located at Rutgers University Library in New Brunswick, and the Holmes Family Papers located at the New Jersey Historical Society in Newark.

For items removed from the collection, and for items which cannot be located, please see the hard copy of the finding aid at the MCHA Library and Archives.



Container List

BOX # / FOLDER # / CONTENTS

John Covenhoven (1745 - 1803)
1 / 1 / Papers. 1778 & 1797

Col. Elias Conover (1767 - 1820)
1 / 2 / Estate Papers. 1802 - 1846

Julia Anne Conover Schureman (1781 - 1834)
1 / 3 / Papers, 1800 - 1849, n.d.

Rev. John Schureman (1778 - 1809)
1 / 4 / Papers. 1800 - 1834

Daniel Hendrickson (1735 - 1809)
1 / 5 / Papers. 1787 - 1804

John Hendrickson (1773 - 1807)
1 / 6 / Letters. 1804 - 1807

Mary Lloyd Hendrickson (1772 - 1865)
1 / 7 / Papers. 1805 - 1868, n.d.

Daniel I. Hendrickson (1797 - 1845)
1 / 8 / Letters. 1811 - 1823

John Lloyd Hendrickson (1801 - 1845)
1 / 9 / Papers. 1815 - 1845

Charles I. Hendrickson (1805 - 1889)
1 / 10 / Letters. 1818 - 1886, n.d.
1 / 11 / Business Papers - Financial. 1834 - 1875, n.d.
1 / 12 / Business Papers - Locustwood. 1830 - 1831
1 / 13 / Business Papers - Hendrickson & Clarkson. 1834 - 1849
2 / 1 / Business Papers - Hendrickson & Wikoff. 1826 - 1855
2 / 2 / Business Papers - Legal. 1827 - 1872
2 / 3 / Printed Material. 1861 - 1869.

Julia Anne Schureman Hendrickson (1804 - 1889)
2 / 4 / Letters. 1819 - 1848
2 / 5 / Letters. 1851 - 1889, n.d.

Julia Conover Hendrickson (1832 - 1848)
2 / 6 / Letters. 1846, n.d.

Mary Matilda Hendrickson (1835 - 1893)
2 / 7 / Letters. 1862 - 1892

John Schureman Hendrickson (b. 1837)
2 / 8 / Papers. 1848 & 1864

Ella Hendrickson (b. 1846)
2 / 9 / Letters. 1848 - 1873
2 / 10 / Letters. 1875 - 1928, n.d.; Misc Papers. 1856 & 1900

Louisa Wikoff Hendrickson Hartshorne (1837 - 1876)
3 / 1 / Letters. 1860 - 1875, n.d.

Edward Minturn Hartshorne (1837 - 1886)
3 / 2 / Letters. 1864 - 1876

Louise Hartshorne (1866 - 1956)
3 / 3 / Letters. 1872 - 1953, n.d.

Miscellaneous Papers
3 / 4 / Misc. Papers - Letters. 1788 - 1891, nd
3 / 5 / Misc. Papers - Financial. 1837 - 1892
3 / 6 / Misc. Papers - Legal. 1786 - 1803
3 / 7 / Misc. Papers - US Sanitary Commission. 1862 - 1864
3 / 8 / Misc. Papers - Literary Productions. 1791 - 1876, nd
3 / 9 / Misc. Papers - Printed Material. 1787 - 1905
3 / 10 / Misc. Papers - Printed Material. 1914 - 1940, nd


BIBLIOGRAPHY

1. Ellis, Franklin. History of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Philadelphia: RT Peck, 1885

2. Freehold, N.J. Monmouth County Historical Association. Joseph Hartshorne Genealogical Collection (Hartshorne Genealogy, Hartshorne - Bowne - Minturn - Collins - Haines Lines).

3. The Wyckoff Association in America. The Wyckoff Family in America. Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Publishing Co., Inc.

4. Wynkoop, Richard. Schuremans of New Jersey. 2nd ed. New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1902

 

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