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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Chantal
dc.descriptionThe Bradt family came to the Niagara peninsula from Schenectady, New York as United Empire Loyalists. Arent A. Bradt (1732-1796) and his wife Eva Van Antwerp came to Canada with their children, settling in present-day Niagara-on-the-Lake around 1784. This move coincided with the disbandment of Butler’s Rangers, a Loyalist military unit founded by John Butler during the American Revolutionary War. The Butler and Bradt families both came to Canada from Schenectady. John Butler was married to Arent Bradt’s sister Catherine. Both families were granted land in the Niagara peninsula by the Crown for their loyalty. Arent and Eva Bradt brought their five children with them, including Andrew (1755-1830), Margaret (b. 1758), John (1761-1828), Roger (b. 1765) and Peter (1767-1824). Andrew and John Bradt both served in Butler’s Rangers, Andrew as a Captain and John as a Lieutenant. Peter Bradt was the youngest member of the family, being 18 when his family came to Niagara. In 1792 he married Mercy Burtch. They remained in the area and had 12 children, including Peter II (1800-1870). Peter married Jane Clark in 1827. Jane was the daughter of James Clark, clerk of the Legislative Council of Upper Canada from 1793-1806. Peter and Jane had four children who survived to adulthood, Peter III, Martha Jane, George and James.en_US
dc.description.abstractFonds contains material about the Bradt family. Material concerning the Clark family, including James Clark (clerk of the Legislative Council of Upper Canada from 1793-1806) and his children Jane and James are also included. The Bradt and Clark families were related by marriage. Peter Bradt II married Jane Clark in 1827. The bulk of the fonds consists of written post cards and correspondence. There are 59 post cards and 26 letters. The majority of the letters are addressed to Peter Bradt (II), and his wife Jane Bradt. Most of the post cards are addressed to Peter Bradt (III). Other materials include invoices, receipts, promissory notes, certificates, booklets, broadsides, calling cards and photographs. The material within each series is arranged in chronological order.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;RG 580
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dc.subjectBradt familyen_US
dc.subjectUnited Empire loyalists.en_US
dc.subjectNiagara Peninsula (Ont.) -- History.en_US
dc.titleBradt family fonds, 1817-1923, n.d.en_US

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