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Cornelia Van Rensellaer Rutgers Hardenbergh
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1833
New Jersey, USA
Death: Dec. 21, 1867
New Brunswick
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA

(1st) wife of Warren Hardenbergh. Daughter of Anthony Rutgers and Sarah "Sally" Alexander Johnson, who married (2nd) Rev. Robert Birch.

Warren Hardenbergh was son of Cornelius Low Hardenbergh & Mary Warren of New Brunswick, and was a prominent lawyer and real estate broker at Xew York and subsequently at Xew Brunswick. He graduated from Rutgers College and was Secretary of the Board of Trustees of said college 1849-59 and for several years Commissioner of Public Works for the city of New Brunswick. He summered at the Jersey Shore during the latter years of his life as he believed the sea air was good for his failing health.

Cornelia and Warren Hardenberg where parents of 6 known surviving children, 3 of whom of are buried here.

* Mary Warren Hardenbergh (1854-1934) married Professor Dr. George Mortiz Wahl of Germany in 1882, and died in Williamstown, Berkshire Co, MA on Jan 8, 1934. No known children of this union. She is buried with her husband at the Williams College Cemetery.

* Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh (1856-1915), married Charlotte Louise Whitehead (1870-1927), daughter of Henry Whitehead and was a noted ornithologist and artist, with bird paintings being some of his most noted works. Gerard and his wife summered for 18 years at Bay Head, NJ. He died at Bay Head on August 19, 1915 and was buried in Stonington, New London, CT.

* Elizabeth Rutgers Hardenbergh (1858-1934) was a noted artist, painter and ceramicist. She never married and maintained a studio in NYC. She was a member of the New York Watercolor Club, the National Association of Women painters and Sculptors, the New York Society of Ceramic Artists, and the New York Society of Painters. Elizabeth died in NYC, March 31, 1934.

* Charles Johnson Hardenberg (1862-1865) died about age 3 and is buried here.

* Col. Warren Hardenbergh lived a long and colorful life which included military stints in several South American countries, including Brazil. He worked as an engineer on the Panama Canal, and was said to have seen every country in the world. He married Frances (surname unknown) from North Carolina, who is buried with him at Arlington. No known children.

* Annie Warren Hardenberg - shown as a male child on the Willow Grove index is buried here with no dates.

Cornelia died in 1867 at age 34 and her husband married (2nd) to Catherine M. Ashton, daughter of George Ashton and Helen Bradley of England, who removed to New Brunswick. They had one child Helen Ashton Hardenberg (1874-1950).


 
 
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 Spouse:
  Warren R. Hardenbergh (1827 - 1897)
 
 Children:
  Mary Warren Hardenbergh Wahl (1854 - 1934)*
  Charles Johnson Hardenbergh (1862 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Willow Grove Cemetery
New Brunswick
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: pbfries
Record added: Aug 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95969822
Cornelia Van Rensellaer <i>Rutgers</i> Hardenbergh
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