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Peter Bush was born about 1728. He was the son of Henry Bush & Unknown
Margaret Brueckman was born about 1729. She was probably the daughter of Unknown Brueckman/Brickman. There are three Brueckman families who had children about the same time and baptised in the same church as Peter & Margaret - Reinhard, Ludwig and Heinrich, all sponsors for one another's children. As these names appear in Peter & Margaretha's line, and they weren't known Bush family names prior to that, I think it is a good chance that Magaret was related to this family.

THE FAMILY OF PETER BUSH & MARGARETHA (BRUECKMAN/BRICKMAN?)

Peter Bush & Margaretha Breuckman

Peter Bush & Margaretha Brueckman were married about 1749 in NJ or NY based on birth places of their children. They had 10 children, of which the two born in 1757 & 1762 were christened in the Ramapo Lutheran Church in Mahwah, Bergen Co., NJ. There is a Peter Bush who is head of household on the 1790 censuses of Haverstraw, Orange (later Rockland) Co., NY who is probably this family; listed nearby are the households of their grown sons Richard, Lodewick & Peter Bush Jr. Peter Bush is listed as a head of household on the 1800 census of Hempstead, Rockland, NY, along with several of his grown sons. Peter died in May 1807 in Hempstead, Rockland Co., NY. In his will, Peter listed the following children::
Conrad (the eldest, given a Bible for his birthright)
Derrick
Daughter Margarat SCHOLTERS/SCHULTZ
Daughter Catharene STORM, wife of John STORM
Daughter Mary, wife of John FREDRICK
Lodewick
Peter
Rinard
I don't know when Margaretha Brueckman/Brickman Bush died, but her last child was born on August 11, 1770. There is a female in the household that could be her in 1790 and 1800. There is an extra female over age 45 in the household of son Richard "Dirk" Bush on the 1810 census of Hempstead, Rockland Co. NY that may be Margaretha. If it is her she would have been about age 81 at that time.
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Notes for Margaretha Brueckman Bush

The Children of Peter Bush & Margaret:

1) Conrad Bush

Conrad Bush was born about 1750 in NJ or NY. He had an Uncle Conrad (brother of his father Peter) who was born in 1742 & died June 15, 1825 in Franklin Twp, Bergen Co., NJ - there has been some confusion in the past, (on my part also), in differentiating these two Conrads and records that pertain to each. One of the definite records for this Conrad is that he is named in Peter Bush's will in 1807 and specifically designated as being his oldest son. (He is willed the family Bible because he is the oldest). There was a survey of land in Bergen Co. NJ in 1767-1768 that listed a Conrad Bush as owning a 305 acre parcel of land on the NY/NJ border, of which 124.5 acres was in New Jersey - this is probably the Uncle Conrad who was born in 1742 as the Conrad who was son of Peter would only be about age 18 at that time. The uncle Conrad married Elizabeth Cramer about 1766, and they had at least 6 children born between 1767 to 1786. In "The Lore of Upper Saddle River, From Prehistoric Times to the Present" By William N.Yeomans, it states that there was a Conrad Bush who was one of the earliest settlers of Upper Saddle River, NJ, and that he built a sawmill there sometime between 1797 to 1802. This may be Peter's son Conrad, who would be age 47 to 48 when the sawmill was built, and who was still alive in 1807 when his father's will was written. It may also be the Uncle Conrad, who died in 1825 and was buried at the Dutch Reformed Church, Saddle River, Bergen Co., NJ. The Conrad in Upper Saddle River was operating a grist mill as well as his saw mill by 1813. There is a record in the Dutch Reformed Church, Saddle River, Bergen Co., NJ that on September 12, 1818 "Maria Smith, wife of Coenraed Bush" was received on confession - I'm not sure which Conrad Bush was the husband of Maria Smith, but since the Uncle Conrad was married to Elizabeth Cramer, it may be the Conrad who was the son of Peter.Conrad Bush died sometime after 1807, probably in Bergen Co., NJ.
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2) Margaret BushMargaret Bush was born about 1753 in NJ or NY. She was also known as Grietje Bush. Margaret married Scholters/Schultz, probably about 1773 but that is just a guess. I have not found a family that I thought was them on the census records, but census records for New Jersey for 1790, 1800 & 1810 were destroyed in the War of 1812. Margaret Scholter/Schultz is named as a surviving child in her father's will in 1807. Margaret Bush Scholters/Schultz died sometime after 1807, but I don't know when or where at this time.
Notes for Margaret Bush Scholters/Schultz
3) Richard (Dirk) BushRichard (Dirk) Bush was born on February 28, 1755 in NJ or NY. Richard married Antje "Ann" Vanderbeek about 1780 and they had 12 children. The family is listed on the 1790 census of Haverstraw, Orange (later Rockland) Co., NY. They are listed on the 1800 & 1810 censuses of Hempstead, Rockland, NY. "Derrick" is named in his father's will in 1807. In July 1812, Dirk Bush and wife Antje Vanderbeek were listed as full members in the Dutch Reformed Church in Saddle River, NJ when the congregation of Saddle River and Paramus were divided. There is a household for Richd Bush on the 1820 census of Hampstead, Rockland Co. NY that has numbers that match for Dirk, age 65, Anntje, age 63 and their youngest daughter Catherine, age 15. Richard "Derrick" Bush died on July 04, 1829 in Masonicus, Bergen Co., NJ. He is buried at the Dutch Reformed Church, Saddle River, Bergen Co., NJ. I have not located Annatje on the 1830 or 1840 censuses at this time. She is listed as Ann Bush, age 94, born New Jersey, and living with her married daughter Maria (Mrs. John) Dater on the 1850 census of Ramapo, Rockland Co., NY. Annatje died on October 29, 1852, probably in Ramapo, Rockland Co., NY, and she is buried with Dirk at the Dutch Reformed Church, Saddle River, Bergen Co., NJ.
Notes for Richard "Derrick" Bush
4) Hendrick BushHendrick Bush was born about 1857 in NJ or NY. He was christened Heinrich Bos on Feb 20, 1757 in the Ramapo Lutheran Church, Mahwah, Bergen Co., NJ, with his father named as Pitter Bos son Heinrich, and witnesses Heinrich Schueldes and Fronia Becher. There is a Henry Bush listed on the the 1800 census of Hempstead, Rockland, NY who may be this Henry Bush. Henry is not listed as a surviving child in his father's will in 1807, so possibly he died before than without children.
Notes for Henry Bush
5) Catherine BushCatherine Bush was born in 1760 in NJ or NY. Catherine married John Storm. There is a John Storm & family listed on the 1800 census of Hempstead, Rockland, NY near household of Catherine's parents and several of her brothers. Catherine is named as a surviving child in her father's will in 1807. There is a John Storms & family listed on the 1810 census of Hempstead, Rockland, NY near the households of several of Catherine's brothers. Catherine Bush Storm died on January 02, 1852.
Notes for Catherine Bush Storm
6) David BushDavid Bush was born about 1762 in NJ or NY. He was christened Feb. 1762 in the Ramapo Lutheran Church, Mahwah, NJ as Pitter Boss's son (David? - transcriber not sure of translationof child's name) the witnesses are Ludwig CRAMMAR and his wife. David is not named as a surviving child in his father's will in 1807, so possibly he died before that date without children. There is an Antje Debaan, wife of David Bush, who was received on confession in the Dutch Reformed Church, Saddle River, Bergen Co., NJ on November 17, 1821. There is also a David Bush and Rachel Zabriskie (563) widow of Herman Terhune that were received as members there on November 17, 1827, so I do not know if this is the same David Bush or not.
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7) Lodowick BushLodowick Bush was born on December 16, 1762 in NJ. Lodwick married Magdalena Forshee about 1787 in NJ or NY and they had 13 children. The family is on the 1790 census of Haverstraw Town, Orange Co. (became Rockland Co., in 1798), NY. I have not located him on the 1800 census at this time, but 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. Lodowick Lodowick is named as a surviving child in his father's will in 1807. I have not found them on the 1810 census either, but in 1812 they are listed in another Bergen Co., NJ land deed as "Lodiwick Bush of County of Bergen and Lenah, his wife". Lodowick is listed on the Grantee Deed Index for Ontario County, NY as making 3 purchases of land 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. 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. Lodowick Bush died on September 13, 1839 in Romulus, Seneca Co., NY. Madgdalena died the next month on October 19, 1839 in Romulus, Seneca Co., NY. Lodowick & Magdalena are both buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Torrey, Yates Co., NY.
The Family of Lodowick Bush & Magdalena Forshee
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Notes for Magdalena Forshee
Tombstones Lodowick Bush & Magdalena Forshee
8) Peter Bush, Jr.Peter Bush, Jr. was born about 1765 in NJ or NY. Peter married Frone about 1788, probably in Bergen Co., NJ, and they had at least 3 children. The family is listed on the 1790 census of Haverstraw, Orange (later Rockland) Co., NY. They are listed on the 1800 & 1810 censuses of Hempstead, Rockland, NY. At some time between 1810 to 1816 Peter moved from Rockland to Ontario Co., NY. Peter is on tax and census records of Benton, Ontario (later Yates) Co., NY in 1816, 1820 and 1821. Peter Bush, Jr. died sometime after 1821, probably in Ontario or Yates Co., NY.
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9) Mary BushMary Bush was born on February 20, 1768 in NJ or NY. She was christened on March 02, 1768 in the Ramapo Lutheran Church, Bergen, New Jersey. "1768 March 2 was baptized Pitter Boss' daughter Maria the witnesses are Heinrich SCHUELDES and wife Maria." Mary married John Frederick, probably about 1788. She may or may not be living with her parents on the 1790 census of Haverstraw, Orange (later Rockland) Co., NY.. Mary is named as a surviving child in her father's will in 1807. At some point John & Mary moved to Ontario, Canada. John Frederick died on July 11, 1839 in Ontario, Canada. Mary Bush Frederick died on July 6, 1845 in Thurlow Twp, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada. Frederick & Mary are both buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.
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10) John Rynard BushJohn Rynard Bush was born on August 11, 1770. His name is listed as Rynard on his gravestone. He is probably living with his parents on the 1790 census of Haverstraw, Orange (later Rockland) Co., NY. "Rinehard" is listed as a surviving child in his father's will in 1807. John Rynard Bush married Elizabeth Heassles about 1793 and they had 7 children. The family is listed on the 1800 census of Hempstead, Rockland Co., NY. They are listed on the 1810 census of Haverstraw, Rockland Co, NY. In July 1812, "Rynhard" Bush and wife Elisabeth Heassles were listed as full members in the Dutch Reformed Church in Saddle River, NJ when the congregation of Saddle River and Paramus were divided. At some time between 1812 to 1816 the family moved to Ontario Co., New York, and they are listed in the 1816 tax rolls of Benton, Ontario Co., New York. The family is listed on the 1820, 1830 & 1840 censuses of Benton, Ontario (became Yates in 1838) Co., New York. John Rynard Bush died on August 06, 1848 in Yates Co., New York. Elizabeth died on Sept 13, 1858 in Yates Co., New York. John & Elizabeth are buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Torrey, Yates Co., New York
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