Theresa Vrooman

ID # 192, (1839-)
FatherAdmiral Nelson Vrooman (1799-1882)
MotherRachel Coleman (1806-1896)
BirthTheresa Vrooman was born on 16 March 1839 at Dumfries Township, District of Gore. 
MarriageShe married Thomas R. Galer on 1 November 1866 at Brant County, Canada West.

Source: MS248 reel 5, Vol.1, Brant Co, page 178

Return of marriages solemnized by Geo. Richardson a minister of the Methodist New Connection for the year ending 31st day of December, 1866.

Thomas R. Galer, 26, born and residing Caledonia. Parents Robert and Sarah Galer.
Terissa Vrooman, 24, residing Harrisburg, born Dumfries. Parents Nelson and Rachel.
Witnesses Mary Laurison of Windham and S. Kennitt of Caledonia
On November 1st, 1866.
 
NoteTerissa, or Theresa, or Trissa, or Terrisa, has a different spelling given in almost every record of her to be found. It may be that something like Terissa is closest to it.

She is with her husband in Guelph at the time of the 1881 census when he, with her brother in law George Bookless, were proprietors of the Royal Hotel. By 1891, Thomas and Theresa are in Toronto. With them are daughter Leah and son Harry. Also with them is Carrie Vrooman, daughter of Theresa's brother George.

To date, they have not been found again in Canadian records, but Trissa shows up in Richmond, New York City, in the 1900 census, living with her daughter Leah and son in law James Kerr. She has only just arrived in the U.S. that year. In the 1910 census her husband Thomas is with the family as well.

In the 1910 census the family was in Queens, New York City. That is the last record found for the family to date. 

Children of Theresa Vrooman and Thomas R. Galer

Last Edited6 Oct 2017