Hendrick Doremus

Brief Life History of Hendrick

When Hendrick Doremus was born on 4 June 1801, in Saddle River Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, his father, Johannes Hennion Doremus, was 21 and his mother, Aaltje Zabriskie, was 19. He married Harriet Fairbanks on 12 May 1844, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 14 August 1889, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Hendrick Doremus
Harriet Fairbanks
Marriage: 12 May 1844
Joseph Fairbanks Doremus
Martha Zabriskie Doremus
Abraham Fairbanks Doremus
Harriet Ann Fairbanks Doremus

Sources (44)

  • Henry I Dorernus in household of Abraham Dorernus, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henderic Dooremus, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Henry John Doremus, "Find A Grave Index"

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France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

French (northern France; also Dorémus) and Dutch (of French Huguenot origin): probably from d'Oresmieux or d'Oresmaux, habitational names denoting someone from Oresmieux in Pas-de-Calais or Oresmaux in Somme, respectively, apparently reinterpreted as Doremus, Dorémus under the influence of the Christian liturgic Latin phrase oremus ‘let us pray’ or its French derivative orémus ‘prayer’. Alternatively, at least in Nord, a patronymic, with fused French preposition d(e) ‘of’, from the originally Flemish or Dutch nickname Oremus 1. The surname Doremus is not found in the Netherlands anymore. Compare Doramus .

History: Cornelis Doremus from Middleburg in the Netherlands settled, together with his family, in NJ a few years before 1690. His ancestors were French Huguenots who settled in the Netherlands fleeing the religious persecution in France. This surname is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

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