Old Swedes Churchyard Walking Tour
Their ancestor became Lutheran, fled the Netherlands to avoid persecution, and settled on the Brandywine, calling his place "Vendever's Island."
In the presence of William Penn, Dr. Cornelius and Jacob Vandever became naturalized citizens in New Castle in 1863. Jacob was one of the wardens that met with Pastor Björk in 1697, to plan construction of the church. Jacob's descendent Peter owned and operated Wilmington's popular Cross Keys Tavern. Dr. Cornelius and William D. Vandever were both buried here in 1718.
In her Reminiscences of Wilmington (in the 1800s) Elizabeth Montgomery recalls that the "Vandever family was respectable and wealthy."
Erected by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America of the State of Delaware. (Marker Number 20.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era
Location. 39° 44.324′ N, 75° 32.416′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Church Street (U.S. 13) and East 7th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 612 N Church St, Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elizabeth Montgomery (a few steps from this marker); East Wall Letters (a few steps from this marker); Bishop Alfred Lee (a few steps from this marker); North Porticos (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Joseph Capelle (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Gen. James H. Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); "K. C." and "B. C." Stones (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Trinity Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
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