From W. W. Cox, History of Seward County , Nebraska, 1888, p.236:43
William Hageman was born November 6, 1805, in Somerset county, New Jersey; was married at his native place to Miss Nettie A. Quickstriker. To them six children were born, viz., Maria, now Mrs. M. Young, of Raritan, Ills.; John S., now dead; G. Vandvere, now of Milford, Neb.; Jane N., now dead; Abraham V., of Seward, and Miss J.A., now the wife of Gus. Brokaw, of Ruby, Neb. The family removed to Fulton county, Illinois, in 1839, where he buried his wife, January 19, 1850. In the year following, he returned to New Jersey, and married Mrs. M. V. Skillman, a young widow, and the sister of his former wife. He brought her to the Fulton county home, where were born to them, Miss Helen V., now Mrs. F. Garner, of Ruby, Neb.; Chris. S. and Simon P., now of Seward, and Wm. W., now of Lincoln county, Nebraska. He removed to Seward county and settled on a homestead four miles south of Seward in the spring of 1866, where he lived until 1880, when he made his residence in the city of Seward, residing there until his death, which occurred November 15, 1882, at the advanced age of seventy-seven years. Mr. Hageman united with the Dutch Reformed church in his early life, and was an exemplary Christian through all the changeful scenes of a long life. His aged widow, a large family of children and grandchildren, together with a host of friends, mourn his loss. He was buried in the Hageman cemetery, near Ruby station.On 23 Jan 1827 when William Brown was 21, he first married 1B. Aletta "Althea" Quick STRYKER, daughter of John Domenicus Stryker (1758-1835) [See also our website Ancestors of John Domenicus Stryker] & Maria HOAGLAND (ca. 1777-1841) [See also our website Ancestors of Maria Hoagland], in New Jersey.1 [See also Ancestors of Althea Quick Stryker and Magdalena Voorhees Stryker] She was born on 11 Mar 1808.1 Aletta Quick died in Illinois on 19 Jan 1850; she was 41.1,43. AKA/Alias "Nettie A. Quickstriker."1,43
|2||i.||Garret Vanderveer1,43 (~1835->188843)|
|3||ii.||Abraham Wilson1,43 (1841-1900)|
|4||iii.||Jane Ann 1,43 (Died as Infant) (~1843-~1844)|
|5||iv.||Jane Adeline1,43 (1844-1894)|
|7||vi.||John Stryker1,43 (-<188843)|
|C2||i.||Thomas David (1843-1923)|
|C3||ii.||David B. (~1845-)|
|C4||iii.||Abraham V. (~1848-)|
|C5||iv.||Mary A. (~1849-)|
After Aletta died in Illinois, William returned briefly to Somerset County, New Jersey and there married her younger sister Magdalena, the widow of Randall Skillman, and accepted the role of stepfather for her four children by Randall. They all then returned to Fulton County, Illinois, where Magdalena became stepmother of her sister Aletta's six children.1
"History of the S. P. Hageman Family" lists Magdalena as, "Second Wife: Mrs. Magelane V. Skillman, a widow, and sister of his first wife, Nettie [Aletta Quick Stryker]. Married in New Jersey in 1851."1
William Brown HAGEMAN and Magdalena Voorhees STRYKER had the following children:
|8||i.||Helen V. 1,43 (1852-1933)|
|9||ii.||Christopher Striker1,43 (1855-1935)|
|10||iii.||Simon Peter 1,43 (1858-1928)|
|11||iv.||William William1,43,44 (1860->190343,44)|
William's mother, Maria VANDERVEER, was Isaac's first wife (they were married 25 Jan 1800 in Somerset Co., New Jersey) and the mother of all his children. Maria was born on 18 Feb 1782 in Six Mile Run, Harlingen, Somerset County, New Jersey, and died in Somerset County on 4 May 1832. Maria was the daughter of Garret VANDERVEER (~1750-bef. 1815), who died in New Jersey after a family horse kicked him in the bowels, and Sartje ("Sarah") UNKNOWN, born about 1755. Garret, a twin, was a great-great grandson of early New York settlers Cornelis Jans VANDERVEER, who immigrated from the Netherlands on 17 Feb 1659 on the ship De Otter (The Otter). and Tryntje De MANDERVILLE, who immigrated from Holland with her parents in 1659.
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William Brown Hageman settled on Section 10 in the spring of 1866, according to "First Settlement and Early History [of Seward County]," in Part 1 of Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska:
No further settlement was made till the spring of 1866, when Samuel Brown settled on Section 35; Josephus Brown, on Section 26; William Hageman, on Section 10: and G.V. Hageman on Section 14 -- all in Township 10, Range 3. The following fall found Berry Davis settled on Section 14, John Graybill, on the same section; and Peter Graybill, on Section 22, same town and range. Henry Palmer arrived in the spring of 1867, and took up his claim on Section 14.From "Incidents I Remember My Father Telling Me,"2 by Alice Hageman Imig, William Brown Hageman's granddaughter:
One cold winter night, at a time when my grandparents and family knew a group of Indians had made camp a short way east of their log cabin, a young Indian who was the Chief's son, came to the door of the cabin and wanted in. They let him in, as a blizzard was raging outside and he had lost his way and was very cold. My grandfather allowed him to stay and he lay in front of the big fireplace for the night. When morning came, the storm had abated and the young Indian had gone.Obituary of Magdalena Voorhees Stryker Hageman, from the Seward Reporter, November 8, 1894:4
True to Indian tradition, the tribe was very grateful for them having saved his life, and as long as they camped there, showed their appreciation by bringing the Hagemans rabbits to eat, and things they had made of beads, etc.
HAGEMAN.--At the residence of her son, S. P. Hageman, south-east of Seward, on Wednesday, October 31, 1894, Mrs. Magdaline V. Hageman, aged 75 years, 2 months and 5 days.
Mrs. Hageman was born in New Jersey in 1819, and was married to Randall Skillman in 1843, by whom she had four children, three boys and one girl. Her husband died in 1847 and in 1851 she was married to Wm. Hageman, by whom she had four children, three boys and one girl. The family moved to Nebraska and settled in Seward county in 1866. Mr. Hageman died in 1882. Mrs. Hageman was a member of the Presbyterian church and was respected by all who knew her.
The funeral took place from her son's residence last Thursday, Rev. T. L. Sexton officiating, and the remains were taken to Mt. Pleasant cemetery for interment.
We extend grateful thanks to the many friends and neighbors for the aid and sympathy bestowed upon us during the long illness, death and burial of our beloved mother, Magdaline Hageman.