Rev. John Frelinghuysen

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John Frelinghuysen

Also Known As: "Johannes"
Birthplace: Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY
Death: Died in Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey, United States
Place of Burial: Old Somerville Cemetery, New Jersey, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen and Eva Frelinghusyen (Terhune)
Husband of Dinah van Berg
Father of Eva Van Nostrand and Frederick Frelinghuysen, U.S. Senator
Brother of Theodorus Frelinghuysen; Jacobus Frelinghuysen; Ferdinandus Frelinghuysen; Margaret Romeyn; Henricus Frelinghuysen and 1 other

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About Rev. John Frelinghuysen

John Frelinghuysen (1727 – September 5, 1754) was a minister in colonial New Jersey.


Frelinghuysen was the 2nd son of Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen (1691–1749), a German who had lived for a short time in Holland before emigrating in 1720. John married Dinah Van Bergh (1725–1807), and they had two children: Eva Frelinghuysen (1751 – c. 1826), Major General Frederick Frelinghuysen (1753–1804). John lived in the Old Dutch Parsonage in Somerville, New Jersey until his death where he served three local congregations. He also tutored students preparing them for the seminary. He died in 1754 and was buried at the Somerville Cemetery, Somerville.

John married Dinah VanBerr and had the following children:

Eva Frelinghuysen (1751-c1826) who married Casparus Van Nostrand
Frederick Frelinghuysen (1753-1804) Major General who was buried in Weston, New Jersey.
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Rev. John Frelinghuysen's Timeline

March 26, 1727
Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY
February 1750
Age 22
November 10, 1751
Age 24
Somerville, New Jersey
April 13, 1753
Age 26
Somerville, NJ
September 15, 1754
Age 27
Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey, United States
Old Somerville Cemetery, New Jersey, USA