Gertrude Dockstader

4 September 1797–
Fonda, Mohawk, Montgomery, New York, United States

The Life of Gertrude

When Gertrude Dockstader was born on 4 September 1797, in Fonda, Mohawk, Montgomery, New York, United States, her father, George F "Jury" Dockstader, was 35 and her mother, Magdalena "Lenah" Rees, was 40. She married John Jr. Veeder about 21 March 1810, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Mohawk, Montgomery, New York, United States in 1855.

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John Jr. Veeder
Gertrude Dockstader
Marriage: about 21 March 1810
Maria Margaret Veeder
Ann Veeder
George Veeder
Margaret Maria Veeder
John De Witt Veeder

Spouse and Children

about 21 March 1810
Missouri, United States


    Maria Margaret Veeder


    Ann Veeder


    George Veeder


    Margaret Maria Veeder


    John De Witt Veeder


Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 30

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 33

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a landing, from Middle German docke ‘dock’ + stade ‘embankment’, ‘shore’, + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. In some cases, it may have been an occupational name for a docker, since stade also denoted a granary or warehouse.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Veeder in household of John Veeder, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Gertrude Dockstader, "Missouri, Church Records, 1827-2004"
  • Gertry Dockstader, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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