James Vrooman1

ID # 189, (1831-1926)
James Vrooman|b. 4 Jul 1831\nd. 7 Jan 1926|p189.htm|Admiral Nelson Vrooman|b. 17 Dec 1799\nd. 28 Apr 1882|p48.htm|Rachel Coleman|b. Dec 1806\nd. 9 Jan 1896|p42.htm|||||||John Coleman|b. 1760\nd. 5 Oct 1844|p33.htm|Elizabeth Lawrason|b. 1769\nd. 24 May 1845|p34.htm|
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     James Vrooman was born on 4 July 1831 at Harrisburg, Brant County, Ontario.1 He was the son of Admiral Nelson Vrooman and Rachel Coleman.1 He married Catherine Munro on 10 February 1859 at Caledonia, Haldimand County, Ontario. (notes: In the Haldimand County Marriage Register, it shows that on February 10, 1859, at Caledonia, James Vrooman, age 25, born and residing Dumfries Township, parents Admiral Nelson Vrooman and Rachel Coleman, married Catherine Monro, age 19, residing Caledonia, born Glengarry County,parents Andrew Munro and Catherine Campbell.).1 He died on 7 January 1926 at Harrisburg, Brant County, Ontario, at age 94.1 He was buried on 9 January 1926 at Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Brant County, Ontario.1 James and Catherine appear in the 1881 census in Beverly Township in Wentworth County, likely not far from Harrisburg. There are no children with them in that census. James is said to be a farmer. The death years are from a cemetery transcription. James also appears in the 1871census in Beverly Township as a farmer. I don't find them in the 1901census.

James and Catherine are in the 1861 census at Beverly. He is said to be an innkeeper. The family seems to have had an inn at Harrisburg andsince James and Catherine are buried in the Harrisburg Cemetery, it seems likely that this is where James worked at the time. In this same census I find they have a two year old son Lawrence.

Death reg. 008777-26 South Dumfries, Brant Co. James Vrooman died at Harrisburg in South Dumfries on January 27, 1926, at age 94 yrs., 5 mos., 24 dys. He is shown as married and of Dutch extraction. He is saidto have been born at Harrisburg on July 4th, 1831, and that was a farmer. His parents are shown as Nelson Vrooman and Rachel Coleman and that both were born in Ontario. The informant was M.J. Vrooman, Harrisburg, son. The burial was on January 9, 1926, at Harrisburg Cemetery.

At the time James was born, there was no Harrisburg. It seems that what became the village of Harrisburg wasn't mapped out until the railway came and built a junction. It would be correct to say that James was born on the Vrooman farm in Dumfries Township in the District of Gore.1

Last Edited=9 Nov 2007

Children of James Vrooman and Catherine Munro


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.