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Lodowick Bush was born on December 16, 1762 in NJ. He was the son of Peter Bush/Bosch & Margaretha Brueckman/Brickman
Magdalena Forshee was born in 1771 in Rockland Co., NY or Bergen Co., NJ. She was the daughter of Barent Forshee & Francyntje Blauvelt

THE FAMILY OF LODOWICK BUSH & MAGDALENA FORSHEE

Lodowick Bush & Magdalena ForsheeLodowick Bush & Magdalena Forshee were married about 1787 in NJ or NY and they had 14 children, 12 of whom lived to adulthood. The family is on the 1790 census of Haverstraw Town, Orange Co. (became Rockland Co., in 1798), NY. They had children who were christened at the Paramus Dutch Reformed Church in Saddle River, Bergen Co., NJ in 1788, 1790, 1792, 1794, 1798 & 1799. I have not located him on the 1800 or 1810 censuses at this time, but they were probably in Bergen Co., NJ - the 1800 & 1810 censuses for NJ were destroyed in the War of 1812. Lodowick & Magdalena had a daughter in 1801 that later census records state was born in NJ. They had children christened in the Paramus church in 1801 & 1803. In 1804 they are referred to in a land deed in Bergen Co., NJ as "Lodowick Bush of New Hemsted in the County of Rockland, State of New York, and Helena, his wife", and they are mentioned in another Bergen Co., NJ land deed in 1805. They had children christened in the Paramus church in 1808 and on July 1, 1810. In 1812 they are listed in another Bergen Co., NJ land deed as "Lodiwick Bush of County of Bergen and Lenah, his wife". They had children christened in the Paramus church in 1813 & May 1816. That same year the family moved from Bergen Co., NJ to Ontario Co., NY. Lodowick is listed on the Grantee Deed Index for Ontario County, NY as making 3 purchases of land in 1816, and he is on tax records for Benton, Ontario Co., NY in 1816. The family is listed on the 1820 census of Benton, Ontario Co., NY; at that time their widowed daughter Margaret Bush Van Winkle had come to live with them with her children. Lodowick is listed on tax records for Benton in 1821 & 1822; in 1822 one of his properties was a saw mill. (I visited Yates County in 2010 and this sawmill is still standing, see photos below.) Yates Co., NY was formed from parts of Ontario & Steuben counties in 1823, and the family is listed on the 1830 census of Benton, Yates Co., NY. Sometime between 1830 to 1839 Lodowick & Magdalena moved to Romulus, Seneca Co., NY. Lodowick Bush died on August 15, 1839 in Romulus, Seneca Co., NY. Madgdalena died the same year on October 19, 1839 in Romulus, Seneca Co., NY. Lodowick & Magdalena are both buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Torrey, Yates Co., NY.
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Tombstones of Lodowick & Magdalene Bush
2010 photos of Sawmill of Lodowick Bush View #1, View #2

The Children of Lodowick Bush & Magdalena Forshee:

Margaret Bush

Margaret Bush was born on November 22, 1788 in Bergen, New Jersey. She was christened Grietje Bos on December 21, 1788 at the Paramus Dutch Reformed Church in Bergen Co., NJ. Margaret is living with her parents on the 1790 census of Haverstraw Town, Orange Co., NY; this area became Rockland Co., NY in 1798. I have not found her parents on the 1800 or 1810 censuses, but census records for New Jersey for those years were destroyed in the War of 1812. Her parents had a daughter who was born in NJ in 1801, were listed on land records as living in New Hemsted, Rockland Co., NY in 1804, and in Bergen Co., NJ in 1812. Margaret married Albert R. Van Winkle on April 13, 1811 in the Paramus Church in Bergen Co., NJ and they had 3 children. Albert is on the tax lists for Saddle River, Bergen Co., NJ in 1813, 1814 & 1816. Albert Van Winkle probably died between 1816 & 1820, because Margaret is on the 1820 census of Ontario Co., NY with her 3 children, living with her parents (Lodowick & Magdalena Bush) who had emigrated there sometime between 1816 to 1820. I have not found her in 1830; she is not listed with her parents at that time. An 1840 list of members of the First Baptist Church at Benton Center, Yates County, NY shows Van Winkle, Margaret, bpt. 11/23. Margaret is listed in the household of her married brother John L. Bush on the 1840, 1850, & 1860 censuses of Benton, Yates Co., NY. Margaret Bush Van Winkle died on June 26, 1864 in Benton, Yates Co., NY. Of her 3 children, one son died young, another son, Jacob, died at age 19, and her daughter Hannah, who was the only child to marry and have children, probably died before 1854.
The Family of Albert Van Winkle & Margaret Bush
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Barney BushBarnard "Barney" Bush was born May 07, 1790 in Haverstraw, Orange, New York or Bergen, New Jersey. He was christened Barend Bos on August 3, 1790 at the Paramus Dutch Reformed Church in Bergen Co., NJ. He is living with his parents on the 1790 census of Haverstraw Town, Orange Co., NY; this area became Rockland Co., NY in 1798. I have not found his parents on the 1800 or 1810 censuses, but census records for New Jersey for those years were destroyed in the War of 1812. His parents had a daughter who was born in NJ in 1801, were listed on land records as living in New Hempsted, Rockland Co., NY in 1804, and in Bergen Co., NJ in 1812. His parents moved from Bergen Co., NJ to Ontario (later Yates) Co., NY in 1816. I have not found him on the 1820 census, but he is probably in Benton, Ontario Co., NY with one of his Bush relatives. Barney married Mary Forshee about 1823, which is also when Yates Co., NY was formed from parts of Ontario & Steuben counties. They had at least 4 children. The family is listed on the 1830, 1835, 1840 & 1850 censuses of Benton, Yates Co., NY. Mary died on March 23, 1857, probably in Yates Co., NY. Barney is listed on the 1860 & 1870 censuses of Torrey, Yates Co., NY; in 1860 he is head of household with 2 daughters at home, and in 1870 he is age 80 and living with his married daughter Rebecca Mapes. Barnard "Barney" Bush died on July 26, 1870 in Torrey, Yates Co., NY. He is buried with his wife and parents in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Torrey, Yates Co., NY.
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Tombstone of Mary Forshee Bush
Peter BushPeter Bush was born Feb. 22, 1792 probably in Orange (became Rockland in 1798) Co., NY or Bergen Co., NJ. He was christened Pieter Bosch on June 16, 1792 at the Paramus Dutch Reformed Church in Bergen Co., NJ. Peter Bush probably died before 1794, when another son was born to this family and also named Peter.
Peter L. BushPeter L. Bush was born on May 22, 1794 in Bergen Co., NJ. His middle name was probably Lodowick. He is listed on all census records as being born in New Jersey. He was christened Pieter Bos on June 29, 1794 at the Paramus Dutch Reformed Church in Bergen Co., NJ. I have not found his parents on the 1800 or 1810 censuses, but census records for New Jersey for those years were destroyed in the War of 1812. His parents had a daughter who was born in NJ in 1801, were listed on land records as living in New Hemsted, Rockland Co., NY in 1804, and in Bergen Co., NJ in 1812. His parents moved from Bergen Co., NJ to Ontario (later Yates) Co., NY in 1816. Peter married Unknown First Wife sometime between 1816-1820, probably in Benton, Ontario Co., NY, and census records indicate they had at least 2 children. the family is listed on the 1820 census of Benton, Ontario Co., NY. Peter is listed on the 1820 census & 1822 tax list of Benton, Ontario Co., NY. The family moved from Ontario to Seneca Co., NY sometime between 1822-1830, and they are listed on the 1830 census of Varick, Seneca Co., NY. Peter's first wife died between 1830-1838, probably in Varick, Seneca Co., NY. Peter married Elenor "Ellen" Denniston about 1838, probably in Seneca Co., NY, and they had at least 3 children. The family is listed on the 1850 & 1860 censuses of Varick, Seneca Co., NY. They moved from Seneca to Ontario County between 1860-1870, and they are listed on the 1870 census of Seneca, Ontario Co., NY, and on the 1875 state census of Geneva, Ontario Co., NY. Peter L. Bush probably died between 1875-1880 in Geneva, Ontario Co., New York. There is an Elinor Bush who is the right age (67) who is listed as head of household on the 1880 census of Geneva, Ontario Co., NY with widowed daughter Louisa Alleman, who is the right age to be a daughter that is listed on earlier census records as being named Hannah. Elinor is listed in 1880 as being married, not widowed, but there is no husband in the household and I think it was census taker error.
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John L. BushJohn L. Bush was born January 22, 1798 in Orange (later Rockland) Co., NY or Bergen Co., NJ. His middle name was probably Lodowick. He was christened John Bos on February 11, 1798 at the Paramus Dutch Reformed Church in Bergen Co., NJ. I have not found his parents on the 1800 or 1810 censuses, but census records for New Jersey for those years were destroyed in the War of 1812. His parents had a daughter who was born in NJ in 1801, were listed on land records as living in New Hemsted, Rockland Co., NY in 1804, and in Bergen Co., NJ in 1812. His parents moved to in Ontario Co., NY in 1816, and John is living with his parents on the 1820 census of Benton, Ontario Co., NY. John married Hannah H. Coddington on November 1, 1821 in Benton, Ontario, New York, and they had 7 children. In 1823 Yates Co., NY was formed from parts of Ontario & Steuben counties. The family is listed on the 1830, 1835, 1840, 1850 & 1860 censuses of Benton, Yates Co., NY. In 1850 & 1860, John's widowed sister Margaret Bush Van Winkle is also living with them. John L. Bush died on December 1, 1863 in Benton, Yates Co., NY. Mary died on May 1, 1875, probably in Yates Co., NY. John & Mary are buried in the Bellona Cemetery, Yates Co., NY.
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Andrew Bush

Andrew Bush was born May 06, 1799 in New York or New Jersey. The 1850 & 1870 census records list his birthplace as New York, the 1860 lists it as New Jersey. He was christened Andrias Bos on July 7, 1799 at the Paramus Dutch Reformed Church in Bergen Co., New Jersey. I have not found his parents on the 1800 or 1810 censuses, but census records for New Jersey for those years were destroyed in the War of 1812. His parents had a daughter who was born in New Jersey in 1801, were listed on land records as living in New Hemsted, Rockland Co., New York in 1804, and in Bergen Co., New Jersey in 1812. Andrew's parents moved to Ontario (later Yates) Co., New York in 1816, and he is living with them on the 1820 census of Benton, Ontario Co., New York. Andrew married Elizabeth Ackerman about 1830, and they had 3 sons, born between 1831 to 1834. Andrew is listed as a head of household on the 1835 state census of Benton, Yates Co., NY. Elizabeth died on November 12, 1836 in Benton, Yates, New York. She is buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Torrey, Yates, New York. Andrew was married second to Catherine Durie about 1837. They had a daughter Frances, born about 1838. Catherine Durie Bush died sometime between 1838 to 1847, and sometime between 1840 to 1850 Andrew emigrated from New York to Michigan. Andrew married Elizabeth Carbon about 1847 in New York or Michigan, and they had two more children, born in 1848 & 1853. The family is listed on the 1850 & 1860 censuses of Saline, Washtenaw Co., Michigan. They are possibly the Andrew & Jane Bush who are listed in Ida, Monroe Co., Michigan in 1870. I have not found either of them on the 1880 census. Andrew Bush died on August 24, 1877 in Saline, Washtenaw, Michigan.
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Tombstone of Elizabeth Ackerman Bush

Frances Cynthia BushFrances Cynthia Bush was born on September 5, 1801 in Bergen Co., NJ. She was christened Francyntje Bosch on October 11, 1801 at the Paramus Dutch Reformed Church in Bergen Co., NJ. I have not found her parents on the 1800 or 1810 censuses, but census records for New Jersey for those years were destroyed in the War of 1812. The 1850 & 1860 censuses both list Frances Cynthia as being born in NJ in 1801, and her parents were listed on land records as living in New Hemsted, Rockland Co., NY in 1804, and in Bergen Co., NJ in 1812. Her parents moved to Ontario (later Yates ) Co., NY in 1816, and she is living with them on the 1820 census of Benton, Ontario Co., NY. Frances married John Van Gieson about 1822 and they had at least 8 children. I have not found them on the 1830 census at this time. The family is listed on the 1840 & 1850 censuses of Varick, Seneca Co., NY. At some time between 1850 to 1860 the family moved to Michigan, and they are listed on the 1860 census of Lodi, Washtenaw Co., MI. She is listed as Cynthia on the 1850, and as Frances C. on the 1860 census. I have not found either John or Frances Cynthia on the 1870 census at this time. They are not living with son David & daughter Mary, who were living with them in 1860. Frances Cynthia Bush Van Gieson died sometime after 1860 and possibly before 1870 in Lodi, Washtenaw Co., MI.
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Hannah Bush

Hannah Bush was born on September 22, 1803, probably in Rockland Co., NY as her parents were living in New Hemstead, Rockland Co., NY in 1804. She was christened Annatje Bush on October 2, 1803 at the Paramus Dutch Reformed Church in Bergen Co., NJ. I have not found her parents on the 1810 census, but census records for New Jersey in 1810 were destroyed in the War of 1812. Hannah's parents were living in Bergen Co., NJ in 1812. Her parents moved from Bergen Co., NJ to Ontario (later Yates) Co., NY in 1816. Hannah is living with her parents on the 1820 census of Benton, Ontario Co., NY. Hannah married David Dennison (may be Daniel Denniston). There is a Daniel Denniston with wife the right age to be Hannah, age 37, on the 1840 census of Yates, Orleans Co., New York, and there is a Cemetery listing for Lynhaven Cemetery, Village of Lyndonville, Orleans County, New York for a Henry B. Denniston, b. Nov 1844 and died June 6, 1845, son of Daniel Denniston & Hannah, who may be this family. . Hannah Bush Dennison died probably died in 1859, possibly in Orleans Co. NY. An online transcripton of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Torrey, Yates Co., New York says one of the people buried there is a Hannah Bush nee Denniston, 1804-1859. I think this may be an error, and that it is Hannah Bush Denniston. I visited this cemetery in 2010 and found a nearly illegible tombstone that is either Hannah Bush Denniston or Ellen Denniston Bush (wife of Peter Bush) that is near the tombstones of Lodowick & Magdalene Forshee Bush. I have not found Daniel or Hannah Bush Denniston on any census records after 1840. An 1873 history of Yates Co., New York has a bio on Lodowick Bush and his family that states: "Hannah married David Dennison, and lived in Orleans Co., New York."
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Catherine BushCatherine Bush was born on February 6, 1806 in NY or NJ. She was christened Trientje Bush on March 16, 1806 at the Paramus Dutch Reformed Church in Bergen Co., NJ. I have not found her parents on the 1810 census, but census records for New Jersey in 1810 were destroyed in the War of 1812. Catherine's parents were living in Bergen Co., NJ in 1812. Her parents moved from Bergen Co., NJ to Ontario (later Yates) Co., NY in 1816. There is a female the right age to be Catherine living with her parents on the 1820 & 1830 censuses of Benton, Ontario (later Yates) Co., NY. Her parents both died in 1839, and Catherine is listed as head of household on the 1840 census of Varick, Seneca Co., NY with other females in the household who are probably sisters Maria & Jane, and an unidentified male age 5-9. Catherine is listed with Maria & Jane and her niece Jane Van Gieson on the 1850 census of Seneca, Ontario Co., NY. I do not find her on the 1860 census at this time, and she is not listed that year with sisters Maria & Jane in Seneca, Ontario Co., NY. Catherine Bush died sometime after 1850, and probably before 1860 in Seneca, Ontario Co., NY.
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Henry Lodowick BushHenry Lodowick Bush was born on July 5, 1808 in Bergen Co., NJ. He was christened Hendrik Bos on August 7, 1808 at the Paramus Dutch Reformed Church in Bergen Co., NJ. I have not found his parents on the 1810 census, but census records for New Jersey in 1810 were destroyed in the War of 1812. Henry's parents were living in Bergen Co., NJ in 1812. His parents moved from Bergen Co., NJ to Ontario (later Yates) Co., NY in 1816. Henry is living with his parents on the 1820 & 1830 censuses of Benton, Ontario (later Yates) Co., NY. Henry married Margaretta Lacey and they had 5 children. I have not found them on the 1840 census at this time. Based on birth places of their children they moved from New York to Michigan sometime between 1838 to 1843, and from Michigan to Wisconsin sometime between 1846 to 1849. They are listed on the 1850 census of Cottage Grove, Dane Co., WI. They are listed on the 1860 & 1870 censuses of Burke, Dane Co., WI. Henry was listed as married and living in Cottage Grove, Dane Co., WI in a county history in 1873. They moved from Wisconsin to Washington sometime between 1873-1878. Henry Lodowick Bush died in 1878 in Pacific Co., Washington. "Nancy B." Bush, Mother, is listed as age 74 & widowed in the household of their son Anderson on the 1880 census of Township 12, Pacific Co., WA. Margaret died on November 2, 1887 in Pacific Co., Washington. Henry & Margaretta are both buried in the Bay Center Pioneer Cemetery, Bay Center, Pacific, Washington.
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Mary BushMary Bush was born on May 26, 1810, probably in Bergen Co., NJ. She was christened Maria Bosh on July 1, 1810 at the Paramus Dutch Reformed Church in Bergen Co., NJ. I have not found her parents on the 1810 census, but census records for New Jersey in 1810 were destroyed in the War of 1812. Mary's parents were living in Bergen Co., NJ in 1812. Her parents moved from Bergen Co., NJ to Ontario (later Yates) Co., NY in 1816. Mary is not living with her parents on the 1820 census of Benton, Ontario Co., NY as far as I can tell. I think she died young. Mary Bush died sometime after her birth about 1810, and probably before 1820 in Bergen Co., NJ.
David BushDavid Bush was born about March 1813, probably in Bergen Co., NJ where his parents were living in 1812. He was christened David Bush on March 5, 1813 at the Paramus Dutch Reformed Church in Bergen Co., NJ. His parents moved from Bergen Co., NJ to Ontario (later Yates) Co., NY in 1816. He is living with his parents on the 1820 & 1830 censuses of Benton, Ontario (later Yates) Co., NY. David married Rachel McLean (or McLaughlin) on April 16, 1835 in Benton, Yates Co., NY, and they had 6 children. The family is listed on the 1835 & 1840 censuses of Benton, Yates Co., NY. Their first two children, Harriet & Finley, died within 5 days of each other in August 1839, and they are both buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Torrey, Yates, New York. According to the birthplaces of their other 4 children, David & Rachel were in New York in 1841 & 1846, in Michigan in 1847, and in New York again about 1848. The family is listed on the 1850 census of Fayette, Seneca Co., NY. They moved from New York to Indiana sometime between 1850 to 1860, and they are listed on the 1860 census of Mound Twp (post office State Line), Warren Co., IN. David Bush died on January 10, 1869 in State Line, Warren Co., IN. David is buried in the Gopher Hill Cemetery, State Line, Warren Co., Indiana.
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Maria Bush Maria Jane Bush was born on April 16, 1816, probably in Bergen Co., NJ. She was christened Jannetje Bush on May 12, 1816 at the Paramus Dutch Reformed Church in Bergen Co., NJ. Her parents moved from Bergen Co., NJ to Ontario (later Yates) Co., NY that same year. She is living with her parents on the 1820 & 1830 censuses of Benton, Ontario Co., NY. Her parents both died in 1839 when she was about age 24. I have not found her on the 1840 census at this time. She is listed with her sisters Jane & Catherine and her niece Jane Van Gieson on the 1850 census of Seneca, Ontario Co., NY. Maria & her sister Jane Bush are listed on the1860 & 1870 censuses of Seneca, Ontario Co., NY. At that time both sisters were unmarried and were Milliners by occupation. In 1870 they are in a part of Seneca called Geneva Village. Maria & Jane are listed in a 1873 county history as being unmarried and living in Geneva, NY. Maria Bush is listed on the 1875 state census of Geneva, Ontario Co., NY in the same household as sister Jane. I have not found either of them on the 1880 census at this time. Maria Bush died sometime after 1873, and possibly before 1880 in Geneva, Ontario Co., NY.
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Jane BushJane Bush was born about 1820 in Ontario Co., NY. She is living with her parents on the 1830 census of Benton, Ontario Co., NY. Her parents both died in 1839 when she was about age 19. I have not found her on the 1840 census at this time. She is listed with her sisters Maria & Catherine and her niece Jane Van Gieson on the 1850 census of Seneca, Ontario Co., NY. Jane & her sister Maria Bush are listed on the1860 & 1870 censuses of Seneca, Ontario Co., NY. At that time both sisters were unmarried and were Milliners by occupation. In 1870 they are in a part of Seneca called Geneva Village. Maria & Jane are listed in a 1873 county history as being unmarried and living in Geneva, NY. Jane Bush is listed on the 1875 state census of Geneva, Ontario Co., NY in the same household as sister Maria. I have not found either of them on the 1880 census at this time. Jane Bush died sometime after 1875 and possibly before 1880 in Geneva, Ontario Co., NY.
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