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John Wandel was born 1736 - 1746, probably in NY. He was the son of Unknown Parents
Letitia Aletta Swan was born 1736 - 1746, probably in NY. Her name may have been Aletta Letitia Swan, but she is listed as Letitia Swan on the marriage record. She was the daughter of Unknown Parents

THE FAMILY OF JOHN Wandel & LETITIA ALETTA SWAN

John Wandel & Letitia Aletta Swan

John Wandel & Letitia Aletta Swan were married on July 4, 1761 in Trinity Church Parrish, New York City, NY. John had possibly been married previously on Jan, 19, 1758 to Jane Woodford. John & Letitia had at least 6 children, born between 1761-1777. There are 5 listings for John Wandel from NY who served in the Revolutionary War, one (or more) of which are this John. Ranks for the John Wandels listed are Private, Captain & Corporal. The family is listed on the 1790 census of Castle Town, Richmond Co., NY, which is located on Staten Island. At that time there is one slave listed in the household. Letitia Aletta Swan Wandell died sometime between 1790-1797, probably in Richmond Co., NY. John Wandel died in September 1797 in Castleton, Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY. He left a will which was written on September 19, 1797 & probated on September 26, 1797. That will did not mention a wife, and named as his heirs his sister Mary McDaniel, and 5 of his children. John is buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY. He is listed on an online site of Revolutionary Patriots buried on Staten Island.
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Notes for Letitia Aletta Swan Wandel

The Children of John Wandel & Letitia Aletta Swan:

John Wandel, Jr.

John Wandel, Jr. was born about 1762, probably in Staten Island, New York. There is a John Wandel who married Susannah Latterette/LaTourrette on March 18, 1783 in Staten Island, NY that I think is this John as he would have been about age 21 at that time. There is a John Wandel (various spellings of last name) on the 1790 & 1800 censuses of Northfield, Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY that I think is John & Susannah's family. There is a record that a John Wandel Jr married Nancy Rooke on July 29, 1804 in Staten Island, NY, which also may be this John, but I am not sure. John would have been age 39-43 at the time of this marriage. There is a household of John Vindell on the 1810 census of Castleton, Richmond Co., NY that could be this John. I think that John Wandel Jr died between 1810-1820 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY. There is a household headed by Susan Wandel in Northfield, Richmond Co., NY in 1820, which is why the marriage to Nancy Rooke in 1804 is confusing. More research needs to be done on this family. Census records indicate up to 8 children (4 sons and 4 daughters) for the John Wandel who lived in Northfield. Names of possible sons for John Wandel Jr are Joshua & George.
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Peter Smith WandelPeter Smith Wandel was born on January 10, 1766 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York. Peter married Sarah Van Clief in March 1789 in Staten Island, NY and they had 5 children. I have not been able to find them on the 1790 & 1800 censuses at this time. They are listed on the 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840 & 1850 censuses of Richmond Co., NY; in 1810 & 1830 they are listed in the town of Southfield and in 1820, 1840 & 1850 they are listed in the town of Castleton. Sarah died on January 4, 1857 in Staten Island, NY, and Peter died a few months later. Peter Smith Wandel died on April 17, 1857 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY. Peter & Sarah are buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, NY. Children of Peter Smith Wandel & Sarah Van Clief are: Matthew (1789), Daniel (1791), John (1794), Peter (1800) & Walter (1805).
The Family of Peter Smith Wandel & Sarah Van Clief
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Mary WandelMary Wandel was born on June 09, 1768 in Staten Island, New York. There is a female who is probably Mary, age 22, in the household of John Wandel on the 1790 census of Castle Town, Richmond Co., NY, which is on Staten Island. Mary married Daniel Thorn on January 24, 1795 in the Goshen Presbyterian Church, Orange Co., NY and they had at least 4 children. Mary is listed as being married to Daniel Thorn in the will of John Wandel which was probated in Staten Island, NY in 1797. Daniel Thorn is head of household on the 1800 census of New Cornwall, Orange Co., NY. A will written in 1807 by Daniel's father, Langford Thorn, stated "having already provided for my son Daniel Thorn I give him five pounds - Item I give and bequeath to my son Abraham Thorn a certain bond I have against my said son Daniel Thorn on which due about five hundred dollars". Langford also appointed his son-in-law John Eastmond to be executor of his estate. Daniel is listed as head of household on the 1810 census of Orange Co., NY. The family moved between 1810 to 1820 from Orange County to Ontario (later became Yates) Co., NY. They are listed on the 1820 census of Benton, Ontario Co., NY, and on the 1830 census of Benton, Yates Co., NY. John Eastmond's son Edward also lived in that area during that time, and from 1821 to 1824 John wrote letters to Edward in which he tells Edward to try to collect from his "Uncle Daniel Thorn" or his "Aunt Polly" anything that he can in payment of the debt that they owe. I do not find Daniel on the census after 1830, but in 1837 John Eastmond writes a letter to an Abram Thorn and his sister in Benton, Yates Co., NY telling them that they owe $354.75 from their "late father's estate" to him, and that this is the second letter sent, the first being sent on June 1, 1836. There is also an excerpt in a history on Steuben Co., NY that tells of an Daniel Thorn, known as "Old Thorn" who lived on a farm there. He was a noted hunter and trapper, but also notorious for not paying his rent. After at least one stand-off with the sheriff he "moved west" - this may be the same Daniel Thorn, although the date referred to is not clear except that it was probably between 1820 to 1840. See notes for more details. Daniel Thorn died sometime after 1830, but I'm not sure where. Mary is listed as head of household on the 1840 census of Elmira, Chemung Co., NY, living with her daughter (name?) who was age 25 to 30 and near the family of her son John Thorn. At that time Mary was age 70 to 80. Mary Wandel Thorn died after 1840, probably before 1850 in Chemung Co., NY. Children of Daniel Thorn & Mary Wandel are: John (1796), Lawrence (1808), Unknown Daughter #1 (born 1810-1815), Robert (1818). There are 2 other unidentified females on early census records who may be daughters. One daughter was probably the Letta Thorn (short for Letitia or Aletta?) who was head of household in Yates Co., NY in 1835.
The Family of Daniel Thorn & Mary Wandel
Notes for Mary Wandel
Charity Wandel

Charity Wandel was born on April 29, 1770 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York. Charity married John Baker on December 23, 1789 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY, and they had 5 children. The family is listed on the 1790, 1800, 1810 & 1820 censuses of Castleton, Richmond Co., NY. I have death dates from trees posted online of 1822 for John & 1831 for Charity, but the 1830 census has a John Baker as head of household who is the right age to be John, age 60, with the oldest female in the household age 40-49, when Charity should be age 60. This household is also on the same page as their son Jeremiah, so I have wondered if Charity died in 1822, and John in 1831.Charity Wandel Baker died after 1820 in Castleton, Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY, possibly in 1822. Charity is buried in the Silver Mount Cemetery, Cooper's Circle, Richmond Co., NY. Children of John Baker & Charity Wandel are: John (1790), Joseph (1792), Ellen (born 1794-1800), Peter (1798) & Jeremiah (1801).
Notes for Charity Wandel Baker

Ann Nancy WandelAnn Nancy Wandel was born on July 07, 1772 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York. There is a female who is probably Ann, age 18, in the household of John Wandel on the 1790 census of Castle Town, Richmond Co., NY, which is on Staten Island. Ann married Jacob Burbank about 1790 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY and census records indicate that they had at least 5 children. The family is listed on the 1800, 1810, 1820 censuses of Castleton, Richmond Co., NY. Ann Nancy Wandel Burbank died on October 1, 1828 in Castleton, Richmond Co., New York. Her death record is listed as Nancy Burbank, wife of Rev. Jacob Burbank. According to an 1887 History of Richmond Co., NY, Jacob Burbank was married second to Lucy Hennell in 1830. They are listed on the 1830, 1840 & 1850 censuses of Castleton, Richmond Co., NY. Jacob Burbank died on September 14, 1854, and Lucy is listed at age 81 on the census of Middletown, Richmond Co., NY. Lucy died on November 16, 1865, probably in Richmond Co., NY. Children of Jacob Burbank & Ann Wandel are: Ann (1794), Abraham (1797), Jacob Lockman (1806), John William (1806) &Letitia Aletta (1809).
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Thomas WandelThomas Wandel was born on April 26, 1777 in Staten Island, New York. Thomas died when he was age 1. Thomas Wandel died in March 1778 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY. He was buried on March 26, 1778.