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Sylvester Doremus family, NJ 1860-80

Military record:
*Sylvester Doremus Place of birth—England
Complexion—Colored Age—30
Occupation—basketmaker/laborer Height—4’11”
Naval Service
Place of Enlistment—New York Term of Enlistment—3 years
Rating [rank]—Landsman
Detailed Muster Records
Date Vessel
Sept 30, 1864 Minnesota
Mar 21, 1867 Albemarle
June 30, 1865 Albemarle
*Sylvester Doremus, b. Scotland, also listed on roster of USS Agawam, March 1864-April 1865 (Can these be the same--or relative of-- Sylvester Doremus in NJ 1860-1880?)

Doremus family census data

1860 address: Westfield Township, Union County, NJ
*Dreamers, Selvestus (Sylvester Doremus)—black, 21, farm laborer, b. NJ (Simeon/Simon Aaron home)

Dreamers, Jane A. (Jane A. Doremus)—black, 27, servant, b. NJ (Simeon/Simon Aaron household)

1860 address: Ward 9, Newark, Essex County, NJ
Doremus, Jane—mulatto, 49, widow, $100 personal estate, b. NJ
Houseman, Julia—mulatto, 24, dressmaker, b. NJ
Doremus, Titus—mulatto, 19, waiter, b. NJ
Freeman, Mecker—female, mulatto, 81, no occupation, b. NJ

1870 address: Ward 1, Rahway, Union County, NJ
*Doremus, Sylvester—black, 33, no occupation listed, b. NJ
Doremus, Elizabeth—black, 37, washwoman, b. MD

1870 address: Ward 9, Newark, Essex County, NJ
Doremus, Jane—black, 49, no occupation listed, b. NJ (with Francis and Julia King, b. Portugal/NJ)

1880 address: Ward 4, Rahway, Union County, NJ
*Doremus, Sylvester—black, 43, married, gardener, b. NJ, parents, b. NJ (John H. Edgar household—Thorn St)
Doremus, Elizabeth—black, 30, married, cooks in hotel, b. 1850 MD, parents b. MD (George Suphen/Sutphin/Sutphen household—Elizabeth St)
Doremus, Edward—black, 9, no occupation, b. NJ, parents b. NJ/MD (George Suphen/Sutphin/Sutphen household—Elizabeth Street)

1880 address: Newark, Essex County, NJ
Doremus, Jane—other, black, 50, widowed, servant, b. NJ, parents b. NJ (employer: lawyer A.S. Hubbell)


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