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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Chantal
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-28T21:16:01Z
dc.date.available2018-11-28T21:16:01Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/13814
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 settled on a farm near St. Catharines, and had twelve children between 1793 and 1818. Their son Thomas married Elizabeth Hansler. They had five children, including Mercy J. Bradt (Dunn).en_US
dc.description.abstractFonds contains material about the Bradt and Hansler families. The Bradt family were United Empire Loyalists from the Mohawk River Valley of New York State who settled in the Niagara peninsula. Material concerning the Hansler family is also included. The Bradt and Hansler familes were related by marriage. Material includes correspondence, notebooks, genealogical material, and an album containing locks of hair of Bradt family members.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries;RG 666
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/*
dc.subjectBratt family.en_US
dc.subjectHansler family.en_US
dc.subjectUnited Empire loyalists -- Ontario -- Niagara Peninsula.en_US
dc.subjectNiagara Peninsula (Ont.) -- History.en_US
dc.titleBradt family fonds, 1796-1976en_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-08-12T01:39:51Z


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