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dc.contributor.authorAdams, Anne
dc.descriptionThe ancestors of the Nunemakers were from Rotterdam, Holland. The American ancestry dates from September 2, 1749 when Matthew Nunnemaker arrived in America. On September 15th of the same year, another ship, “The Phoenix” landed in Philadelphia. Abraham Nonnemaker was on board. On August 28, 1750 a ship called the “Two Brothers” docked in Philadelphia. Jacob Adam Nonnemacker was on that ship. He settled in York County. Wedge Family sometimes spelled Wadge, Weage, Widge, Wege and Wage. Most of the Wedge documents can be found in the book within the Nunamaker Collection – Canadian section entitled Incomplete Records of Four Wedge Families. The ancestors of John Wedge of Barton Township are unknown. He was a single man from Wales, where he had supposedly owned tin mines. An old family Bible of the Wedge Family showed that there were two Wedge Families. One of the families came from Wales to Canada while the other half settled in the United States. Records in the Lincoln County Courthouse in St. Catharines show that William Wedge of Barton Township was a brother of Thomas Wedge of Glanford Township who died in 1795, leaving no will. William Wedge and a female relative were appointed to look after the estate. A will for James Wedge of Beverly, Wentworth County was made in 1861 when James was 85 years old. The history of Brant County, Ontario mentions a William Wedge who was the County Constable and Bailiff of the Indian Forest, Ohseken, Ontario. He was the son of William and Catherine Wedge who were born in Canada. He is listed as one of the chiefs of the Cayuga Tribe of Indians. He was also Bailiff of the Indian Forest and Constable of the County. His birth was 1828 and he married Catharine Jamieson in 1858. Many of the records of the Wedge Family are incomplete, 1698-1982, n.d. (non-inclusive)en_US
dc.description.abstractFonds consists of genealogical records concerning the Nunamaker, and related families. Includes compiled family histories, marriage, birth and death records, newspaper clippings, as well as some correspondence and historical society publications.en_US
dc.subjectNunamaker -- Pennsylvania -- Cline -- Wedge -- genealogy -- Kramer -- Scholl -- Brant County -- William Wedgeen_US
dc.titleGeorge A. Nunamaker Fonds, 1664-1985, n.d. (non-inclusive)en_US

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