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William Samuel Veldran
Birth: Feb. 26, 1828
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1903
Oradell
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA

William Veldran was the owner and operator of the Veldran Mill in Oradell, New Jersey.

The original mill property on the river near the dam was owned by John Van Buskirk more than 250 years ago, and was purchased of his son, Luke Van Buskirk, by Jacob Voorhis, in whose family it remained for three generations. Henry Voorhis, a son of Jacob, became the owner, who was succeeded by his son Henry, when it passed to Jacob and John Voorhis. Jacob is the one who turned it into a grist mill.

The original mill was at first a saw mill, then a tannery and bleaching mill, then a button factory and later still, was converted into a grist mill. In 1882, it burned and was then rebuilt by Albert Z. Ackerman on the river, but closer to the railroad station. The mill was a second time consumed by fire during WW I. The equipment was purchased by William Veldran, who rebuilt the mill after the war on the town side of the railroad tracks across from what is now Schira Park.

The purpose of the mill was expanded by William Veldran by attaching a turning lathe and saw to process lumber. During William's ownership, the mill operated on a grand scale as he purchased grain buy the railroad car load from the west. After William's death, the mill was passed on to William's son, Edwin Pratt Veldran.

The third and final mill was torn down in the 50s or 60s and no sign of it exists today.

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Richard Veldran (1805 - 1877)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaretta Gaston Duyckinck Veldran (1828 - 1890)*
 
 Children:
  Margaretta Veldran Weaver (1851 - 1905)*
  William Holden Veldran (1852 - 1887)*
  James Richard Veldran (1855 - 1933)*
  Emma Jane Veldran Landmann (1857 - 1934)*
  Edwin Pratt Veldran (1861 - 1932)*
  Mary Duyckinck Veldran (1863 - 1934)*
  Adeline Veldran DeWitt (1867 - 1945)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Samuel Veldran (1828 - 1903)
  Raymer S. Veldran (1831 - 1850)*
  Adeline Veldran Queripel (1834 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodside Cemetery
Dumont
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Carl Weaver
Record added: Dec 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45653515
William Samuel Veldran
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