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John (b. 1818) And Andrew Wonderlin (b. 1817) in NJ

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Re: John (b. 1818) And Andrew Wonderlin (b. 1817) in NJ

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As I said my mother’s maiden name was Wonderland but the family always pronounced it Wonderlin.

The John Wonderland who died in 1842 is the father of Aaron and Peter. I have John’s will which includes Peter as one of his two heirs. The other was his adopted daughter Hope Wonderlin. Aaron married in Burlington County before moving to Ohio. That is probably why he is not mentioned in the will. I have the name of John Wonderland’s first wife, Amy Pitman, from the deed settling the estate of Amy’s father. John Wonderland was listed as an heir because he was the husband of Amy who was deceased. John married his second wife, Phoebe Doughty on February 4, 1822. I have found no other person who could be a reasonable candidate to be Aron, baptized June 15, 1789, or his father John.

Peter Wonderland, son of John and Amy, was married in Burlington County. In the 1830 census he was living in Waterford Township, Gloucester County, and had 2 sons. My ancestor, James Wonderland, enlisted in the Civil War Army at age 46. When he applied for a pension one of the witnesses was a Peter Wonderland. This is what makes me think Peter was his father and what I am trying to prove.

This is less certain but I think John Wonderlin, born about 1818, was the other son of Peter. The age is right to be one of the sons in the 1830 census and in the 1840 census you will find John Wonderlin in Waterford Township. There is an older male in the household.


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