John Doremus

20 February 1840–1 August 1892 (Age 52)
Paterson Township, Passaic, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John

When John Doremus was born on 20 February 1840, in Paterson Township, Passaic, New Jersey, United States, his father, Abraham Doremus, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Winter, was 26. He married Caroline on 4 February 1863. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 1 August 1892, at the age of 52.

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John Doremus
Marriage: 4 February 1863
Avery R. Doremus
Elizabeth Ann Doremus

Spouse and Children

4 February 1863


    Avery R. Doremus


    Elizabeth Ann Doremus


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World Events (8)


Age 4

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 21

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

Dutch: Debrabandere suggests that this is a nickname from Adoremus ‘We adore’, from the Latin liturgy.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Doremus, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985"
  • John Doremus in entry for Elizabeth Doremus, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • John Doremus in entry for Avery R. Doremus, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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