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Family of William Brown HAGEMAN (1A) & Aletta Quick STRYKER (1B)

2. Garret Vanderveer HAGEMAN.1,43 Born about 1835 in Somerset County, New Jersey. Immigrated with his father and family first to Fulton County, Illinois and then in 1866 to Seward County, Nebraska. Garret resided on his farm in Milford Precinct, Seward County for the rest of his life.43 Garret Vanderveer died sometime after 1887.43 Remembered by the Simon Peter Hageman family as "Uncle Van."1 Alias/AKA: Garret Van Derveer; "Van." Clearly, he was the namesake of his father William's brother Garret Vanderveer, who was himself the namesake of William's maternal grandfather, Garret Vanderveer, who had died in New Jersey after a family horse kicked him in the bowels. Occupation: farmer.

Garret Vanderveer first married Catherine PINDER(?) about 28 Nov 1858, the date their marriage license was issued.6,35 She was born about 1836.6 Catherine died on 2 Mar 18874 and was buried in the Brokaw Cemetery.

There is some confusion among Hageman family researchers at this time as to the full identity, order, and motherhood of Garret's two wives.

The placement here of Catherine as his first wife and identifying her as the one whose obituary appears in the Milford Nebraskan (see below) is based on the 1870 Federal Census Milford Precinct - Seward County entry on page 5, "Milford P. O. Milford Prct, 3 June 1870," for Garret's family. Garret is listed as 35 years old, a farmer, living with "Catherine, 34," "Augustus, 4," and "E. Jane, 2."

In addition, Illinois marriage records contain the following listing:35

HAGEMAN, GARET       PINDER, CATHARINE       KANE [County]        11/28/1858      [Lic.#] 3479

They had the following children:
12 i. Augustus B. (~1866-)
12B ii. E. Jane. (~1868-)
13 iii. Maria Rita
14 iv. Charles M.
15 v. Abraham W.
16 vi. Ernest D. (Jan. 1887-~1965)

Garret Vanderveer second married Louisia UNKNOWN.6 She was born about 1848.6

According to S.P. Hageman family records, Garret had "many other children."1 Their identity and correct placement under his first or second wife has yet to be determined.

Garret Vanderveer Hageman settled on Section 14 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.
Military: Garret fought on the Union side in the Civil War, and appeared on the 1893 Roster of Nebraska Veterans, Illinois Enlistees as follows:5

K 85
Name                Rank        Unit           1893 Residence     State Enlisted
Hageman, G V   Corporal   D  103 Infantry   Milford          Illinois
Obituary of Mrs. Garret Vanderveer Hageman, thought to be his first wife Catherine Pinder Hageman, from the Milford Nebraskan, March 2, 1887:4
--- Mrs. G. Van Hageman died suddenly at 8:30 this morning at her home, two and one-half miles southeast of town. She had been poorly for a couple of months, but had been able to be up and around and was thought to be some better the last few days. She had just laid her baby on the bed and threw a blanket over her shoulders, when she suddenly fell to the floor and expired immediately. The doctor pronounced the complaint heart disease. She leaves a husband and several children, one a babe seven weeks old.
3. Abraham Wilson HAGEMAN.1,43 Born on 5 Feb 1841 in Fairview, Fulton County, Illinois.4 He was almost certainly the namesake of Rev. Abraham Wilson, the founder of the Dutch Reformed Church, the oldest Dutch Reformed Church west of the Allegheny Mountains, built in 1838 in Fairview, Fulton County, Illinois, to which his family had belonged since first migrating from New Jersey. Abraham Wilson died in Seward County, Nebraska on 30 Sep 1900; he was 59.4

On 26 Jan 1865 when Abraham Wilson was 24, he first married Henrietta F. KIRKHUFF, in Fairview, Fulton County, Illinois. Henrietta died 25 Oct 1892. In S.P. Hageman family records, she is listed as, "1st wife - Aunt Net"1

Abraham Wilson Hageman and Henrietta F. Kirkhuff Hageman had the following son:
16A i. Charlie (~1869-1879)

On 5 Dec 1894 when Abraham Wilson was 53, he second married Naomi MILLS, of Pleasanton, Kansas, in Seward County, Nebraska. Since she is referred to as "Mrs. Naoma M. Baker" in Abraham's obituary, she apparently was a widow when she married him. Naomi died about 6 May 1916; after funeral services at the Seward Methodist church she was buried in Pleasanton, Kansas. In S.P. Hageman family records, she is listed as, "2nd wife - Aunt Nioma (No children)"1

Abraham Wilson Hageman was the first treasurer of the first school district in J Precinct, according to "Seward County Schools," in Part 3 of Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska:

The first school district in J Precinct included the entire limits of the precinct. The district was organized in the spring of 1867, and the school was kept in a little cabin situated on Section 10, and the school was taught by Miss E. B. Schaffer, with about twelve scholars in attendance. Mr. Lesenly, Moderator; Mr. C. J. Neighardt, Director; and Mr. A. W. Hegeman, Treasurer, were the first officers of the district.
Military: Abraham fought on the side of the Union in the Civil War, and appeared on the 1893 Roster of Nebraska Veterans, Illinois Enlistees, as well as on the GAR list:5

K 85
Name                  Rank        Unit           1893 Residence    State Enlisted
Hageman, A W    Private    D 103 Infantry    Seward        Illinois

Last Name, First Name, Unit, GAR Post (if any)
Obituary of Mrs. A. W. Hageman [Henrietta F. Kirkhuff], from the Milford Nebraskan, Milford, Nebraska, Oct. 28, 1892:4
The wife of A. W. Hageman died at her home in Seward at 4:45 p.m., on Tuesday, October 25 1892. Mr. and Mrs. Hagaman[sic] have resided in Seward county since May, 1866, having settled on a homestead near Ruby during that year. She enjoyed a large circle of friends who will mourn her departure. The funeral took place from the Methodist church on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock [photocopy cut off here]
Obituary of Abraham W. Hageman, from the Seward Co. Independent, Seward, Nebraska, October 4, 1900, also printed in the Blue Valley Blade, October 10, 1900:4

A. W. Hageman Dead.
Died--at his residence in north-east Seward Sept. 30th, 1900, Abraham W. Hageman, aged 59 years, 7 months and 25 days.

A. W. Hageman was born at Fairview, Fulton county, Ill., Feb. 5th, 1841. He lived there with his parents until Aug. 13th, 1862, when he enlisted as a private in Co. D, 103 Ills. Vol. Infantry, in obedience to the call of his country. He served as a faithful soldier until the storming of Missionary ridge on Nov. 25th, 1863, when he was severely wounded in the right arm. He was discharged on account of said wound in the early part of 1864.

Returning home after his service, he, on the 26th day of Jan., 1865, was united in marriage to Miss Henrietta Kirkhuff of Fairview, Ill. In May, 1866, Mr. Hageman, in company with his brother Van, came to Nebraska. They both took homesteads about [illegible--half?] of a mile east-N-E of where the village of Ruby is now situated. Abe and his wife (a most estimable lady) lived on their homestead until about 1884 when they sold out and bought the property now known as the Bowers home joining (on the east) the town site of Ruby. But the wounded arm and other disabilities caused Mr. Hageman finally to sell his little home on the Blue and move to Seward. He purchased a place and came but soon sold out and purchased the site of the beautiful home where he lived until the summons came.

The first Mrs. Hageman died October 25th, 1892 -- as noble a christian woman as ever lived. Abe remained single until Dec. 5th, 1894, when he married Mrs. Naoma M. Baker of Pleasonton, Kan., the most excellent lady who now mourns his loss.

The writer cannot forbear here to testify to the true worth of a comrade who has passed to the beyond -- has answered the last roll call. For 29 years I have known him. In all of that time I have not met a person who dared to say a word against the integrity of Abe Hageman.

He was an honored member and Post Commander of Seward Post No. 3, Dept. of Nebraska, G. A. R. Before his last illness he was always at his place in post meetings. Charitable to a fault with his comrades, yet ever firm in his convictions as to the business ideas of the management of the post. So he was in all his business transactions.

Comrades! we shall miss him and his counsels. So once more a noble husband, a kind and considerate brother and one more of that Grand Army of patriots, who in the dark days of '61 to '65 responded to the call of his country, is mustered out. But we have the consolation to believe from his christian manhood he is in the Grand Army above where the Grand Commander of the Universe commands.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, with interment in the North cemetery.                                                                                            I. D. N.


I desire to extend heartfelt thanks to the many kind neighbors, relatives and friends who, during the illness of my husband, manifest their love and tender sympathy, and who, by their constant attentions, made his very weary hours brighter. May our heavenly Father bless each and every one.
                                                                     Mrs. A. W. Hageman

Obituary of Mrs. A. W. Hageman [Naoma Mills (Baker)], dated May 11, 1916:4
Mrs. Hageman, formerly, of this place, died at Helvey Sunday. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church here on Wednesday at 10 a.m. They were conducted by Rev. Story. The body was taken to Pleasanton, Kas. for interment.
4. Jane Ann HAGEMAN.1,43 Born about 1843 in Fulton Co., Illinois. Jane Ann died about 1844.

In S.P. Hageman family records, she is listed as, "Jane Ann died at 1 year of age."1

5. Jane Adeline HAGEMAN.7,43 Born on 4 Sep 1844 in Fulton Co., Illinois. She immigrated to Seward Co., Nebraska in 1869 with her husband and children.8 They resided in Ruby, Nebraska in 1888.43 Jane Adeline died on 12 March 189238 in Milford, Nebraska; she was 47. Jane Adeline Hageman Brokaw was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, formerly Hageman Cemetery, near Ruby, Seward Co., Nebraska, together with her husband William Augustus Brokaw. Cause of death: dropsy.38 Alias/AKA: Jane Adaline.1

On 16 Oct 1863 when Jane Adeline was 19, she married William Augustus BROKAW,43 son of Isaac BROKAW, in the Dutch Reformed Church, Fairview, Fulton Co., Illinois. Jane Adeline was his first wife.7,8 He was born on 12 Jun 1842 in Fairview, Fulton Co., Illinois.9,10 William Augustus died in Milford, Seward Co., Nebraska on 11 Jun 1911; he was 68.7,10 William Augustus Brokaw was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, formerly Hageman Cemetery, near Ruby, Seward Co., Nebraska, together with his wife Jane Adeline Hageman Brokaw. Occupation: farmer, legislator. Religion: member of the Dutch Reformed Church, in Fairview, Fulton County, Illinois, the oldest Dutch Reformed Church west of the Allegheny Mountains, built in 1838. AKA/Alias: "Gus."43

They had the following children:
17 i. Francis Hastings (1864-1935)
18 ii. Alletta Stryker (1869-1936)
19 iii. Adeline C. (1873-1910)
20 iv. William Hageman (1878-1965)

The Brokaw children:
Alletta Stryker, "Addie" C., William Hageman, and "Frank" Hastings

From Our Brokaw-Bragaw Heritage, p.353: 8
William Brokaw, born on a farm, near Fairview, Fulton Co., Illinois, attended the schools there, and was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church, in Fairview. Was married in that church to Jane Hageman. She was also born in Fulton Co., as a daughter of William and Althea (Stryker) Hageman. She was a first cousin to Louisa B. (Hageman) Van Liew, the grandmother of Mr. Cecil D. Van Liew, who contributed the bulk of the records on the Isaac Brokaw families. After they were married, William and Jane lived in Fulton County until 1869, when they removed to Nebraska. There he took up an 80 acre homestead, in J Precinct of Seward Co., which was near Lincoln and Nebraska City. Their first home was a dugout; they had to haul lumber from a town 50 miles away. He improved the land and acquired more, until he had 120 acres of good land. A long biographical sketch, called 'Memorial and Biographical Records of Butler, Polk, Seward, York and Filmore counties, Nebraska,' in which was given some on William Brokaw. The census recs. of 1870 listed them in Seward Co., near Nemaha and 1880 in Milford Precinct.

The little villages of Seward and Milford had only a few stores each, and not many settlers, and in 1874, the grasshoppers completely destroyed their corn crops; in 1875, the wheat crops. William Brokaw eventually owned 620 acres land, had good house and farm buildings; was active in public affairs and was treasurer of the township. Was supervisor, 2 yrs, and Dist. Treasurer of the school. In 1895 he was chosen to represent the 29th Dist. in the State Legislature. Both he and Jane d. at Milford, and bur. in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

6. Maria HAGEMAN.1 Maria died after 1887.43

Maria married Unknown YOUNG1,43. They resided in Raritan, Illinois.43

7. John Stryker HAGEMAN.1,43 John died before 1888.43

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