Nelson Vrooman Unger1

ID # 856, (1856-)
Nelson Vrooman Unger|b. 24 Jun 1856|p856.htm|Joseph Unger|b. 1828\nd. 22 May 1861|p840.htm|Geraldine Vrooman|b. 14 May 1836\nd. 11 Apr 1920|p190.htm|||||||Admiral N. Vrooman|b. 17 Dec 1799\nd. 28 Apr 1882|p48.htm|Rachel Coleman|b. Dec 1806\nd. 9 Jan 1896|p42.htm|
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Nelson Vrooman Unger was born on 24 June 1856 at Berlin, Waterloo County, Ontario.1 He was the son of Joseph Unger and Geraldine Vrooman.1 Other than Nelson Unger's presence in the Nelson Vrooman household atHarrisburg in the 1871 census, no further record has been found. A death registration has been looked for without success. He does not appear to be in the 1881 Canadian census and he has not to this point beenfound in any U.S. census. No marriage registration has been found forhim and no death registration. Where he lived or died or is buried isunknown.

To update the above paragraph, a land grant was made to Nelson Unger when he was two years of age by his grandfather Nelson Vrooman.

A birth notice, which appears to be for Nelson, appears in the Berliner Journal for June 25, 1856. It reads:
Unger, Joseph H. 24 June 1856. At Berlin, on the 24th instant, the wife of Mr. Joseph H. Unger, of a son. Since Nelson appears in the 1871 census with his age given as 14, and since this would have been his age as of last birthday, and since the 1871 census was done with an 'asof' date of April 2, 1871, this would make his birth year 1856.1

Last Edited=9 Nov 2007


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.