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27 April 2010

                              VIRGIN ISLANDS FAMILIES

                                            Leidesdorff
                                     Origin: Germany/Denmark

    Related Families: Amondsen, Boyle, Cockrane, Cornelius, Ellis, Gilbert, Gindrup,
                   Hoach, Jespersen, Muller, Ophile, Petersen, Spark

                              V. I. Locations: St. Croix, St. Thomas

                         Contributors: Svend E. Holsoe, Ricki Marshall


      Alexander Leidesdorff was born in Germany in 1742. He was married to
Elenora Gilbert, who was born in 1749.
      He died in Stockholm, Sweden on 15 January 1795. She died after 1795.

         Child of Alexander and Elenora (Gilbert) Leidesdorff:

         1. i.   Alexander Leidesdorff, b. 7 April 1778, d. c3 January 1840

        1. Alexander Leidesdorff was born in Copenhagen, Denmark,1 on 7 April 1778,
and baptized in Stockholm, Sweden.
        Beginning in 18042 and continuing in 1805, he was resident and a Manager of
estate Betty’s Hope, Prince’s Quarter.3
        On 30 August 1806, he received his Burgher Certificate on St. Croix as an estate
Manager.4
        In 1806, he was resident and a Manager of estate Betty’s Hope, Prince’s Quarter.5
        Have not found him in 1807 yet [SEH].
        From 1808-1810, he was the Manager of estate Morningstar in Queen's Quarter.6
        He had a relationship from about 1810 to 1840, with Anna Maria Spark, who
was born in Christiansted, St. Croix in about 1788, daughter of Adriana Ophile [Offield]
(c1759-1849) and William Spark.7



1
  RA, VILA, VI Guvernementet, Oaths of Allegiance, 1799-1807, f. 44.
2
  RA, St. Croix Matricle 1805, f. 87, Prince’s Quarter, nos. 53,43,44,45 & 54, estate Betty’s Hope.
3
  RA, St. Croix Matricle, 1806, f. 85, Prince’s Quarter, nos. 53,43,44,45 & 54, estate Betty’s Hope.
4
  RA, VILA, VI Guvernementet, Oaths of Allegiance, 1799-1807, f. 44.
5
  RA, St. Croix Matricle, 1806, f. 87, Prince’s Quarter, nos. 53,43,44,45 & 54, estate Betty’s Hope.
6
  RA, St. Croix Matricle, 1808-1810, Queen's Quarter, no. 9, estate Morningstar.
7
  RA, VILA, 3.61.80, Vestindiske Regiering, Sager, R.P.A. No. 939, 4 October 1830, enc. William J.
Bulkeley, 22 Sept. 1830.


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         In 1813-1814, he was the Manager and resident at estate Mount Fancy, East End
A Quarter, St. Croix, which he owned with William McCormick.8
         In 1815, he was resident in Anna Maria Spark's house with her at 7 East Street,
Christiansted.9
         On 1 May 1816, he sold to Anna Maria Spark, his female slave Charlotte and her
two children, Margarith and Sam for 650 p/8.10 On 27 July 1816, he departed from
Christiansted with his "free boy" Alick for Copenhagen.11 On 27 June 1817, he returned
alone from Copenhagen.12
         In 1818, he purchased 19 Strand Street, Christiansted, where he was living in that
year.13 By August 1819, he had been appointed as the government's Veterinarian to keep
track of what animals were landed on St. Croix, as well as keeping a count of the various
animals which existed on the island, which included cattle, horses, mules and sheep.14
         He probably had a relationship with Allette Ellis.15
         In 1820, he had the auction of three blacks, Dublin, Isaac and Joe, who were to
have been sold, to be postponed until 22 April 1820.16
         On 28 September 1828, he was registered as returning from St. Thomas, with
Captain Behagen.17
         On 20 May 1829, he departed from Christiansted for St. Thomas.18
         He departed again on 17 April 1830 from Christiansted to St. Thomas.19
         In 1831, he prohibited the departure of Secretary P. Hansen's from St. Croix, until
Hansen paid an $18. debt.20
         In July 1831, he was listed as a Merchant.21
         He owned in 1834, a house at 18 & 19 Strand Street, Christiansted, which was in
      22
ruins.
         On 16 March 1836, he returned from St. Thomas.23

8
  RA, St. Croix Matricle, 1813-1814, East End A Quarter, estate Mount Fancy.
9
  RA, St. Croix Matricle, 1815, Christiansted, 7 East Street.
10
   RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Christiansted Panteprotokol, Litra CC, 1816-1818, f. 62.
11
   RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Politikammerets Protokoller over Ankommende & Bortrejsende
Personer, 1816-1821, f. 4, Bortrejsende, no. 74.
12
   RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Politikammerets Protokoller over Ankommende & Bortrejsende
Personer, 1816-1821, Ankomnende, 27 June 1817.
13
   RA, St. Croix Matricle, Christiansted, 19 Strand Street.
14
   Regierings Avis, vol. 8 (26 August 1819), page 1.
15
   RA, VILA, 3.61.93, Vestindiske Regiering, Sager, R.P.A. No. 89 & 126/1833, Alexander Leidesdorff, 19
January 1833.
16
   Regierings Avis, (20 April 1820), "Auctioner."
17
   RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Politikammerets Protokoller over Ankommende & Bortrejsende
Personer, 1824-1831, Ankommende, 25 September 1828.
18
   RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Politikammerets Protokoller over Ankommende & Bortrejsende
Personer, 1824-1831, Bortrejsende, 20 May 1829.
19
   RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Politikammerets Protokoller over Ankommende & Bortrejsende
Personer, 1824-1831, Bortrejsende, 17 May 1830.
20
   RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Politikammerets Protokoller over Ankommende & Bortrejsende
Personer, 1824-1831, f. 224.
21
   St. Croix Danish Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1822-1860, f. 275, Confirmation No. 7.
22
   RA, RR, St. Croix Matricle, Christiansted, 18 & 19 Strand Street, f. 16.
23
   RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Politikammerets Protokoller over Ankommende & Bortrejsende
Personer, 1831-1838, Ankommende, 16 March 1836.


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        On 18 July 1837, he recognized his children with Anna Maria Spark, namely,
William Alexander, Frederik Laurentius, Adriane and Anna Christiane, as he own.24
        On 22 October 1837, he stood with Miss A. Leidesdorff as god parents of Julia
Elizabeth a daughter of Eliza Gordon.25
        On 24 December 1839, "being old and feeble" he made over his lease to estate
Spring Garden, Northside A Quarter, to his son Frederik L. Leidesdorff.26
        On 3 January 1840, he was buried as a member of the Lutheran Church in
Frederiksted.27 [As of March 1856, Lawyer Frederik Frederiksen believed that
Alexander Leidesdorff had a brother still living in Copenhagen, and a sister married
there, who as of March 1856, was now dead.28]
        Anna Maria Spark was buried on 14 May 1857 in Christiansted.29

         Children of Alexander Leidesdorff and Anna Maria Spark:

         2.   i.     William Alexander Leidesdorff, b. 23 October 1810, d. 18 May 1848
         3.   ii.    Albert Leidesdorff, b. 3 December 1812, d. 27 August 1813
         4.   iii.   Julia Elizabeth Leidesdorff, b. 6 May 1815, d. 23 August 1832
         5.   iv.    Frederik "Fritz" Laurentius Leidesdorff, b. 6 September 1818, d. 29 December 1847
         6.   v.     Adriana [Adriane] Leidesdorff, b. 5 October 1820, d. 22 May 1856
         7.   iv.    Anna Christiane Leidesdorff, b. 17 June 1824, d. by 8 December 1859

         Child of Alexander Leidesdorff and Allette Ellis:

         8. i.       Alexander Leidesdorff, b. c1818, d. 19 April 1864

         2. William Alexander Leidesdorff was born on 23 October 1810 and was
baptized 18 November 1810 in the Christiansted Lutheran Mission Church and classified
as a castice [an octaroon].30
         In 1816, he was listed among the Free Colored of Christiansted, living with his
mother on East Street, Christiansted.31
         On 27 July 1816, he departed with his father for Copenhagen, Denmark.32
         He was confirmed in the Christiansted Lutheran Mission Church on 2 April
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1826.
         [W. R. I. McKay deposed on 2 April 1856, that "I knew Wm. Alexander
Leidesdorff from his infancy until his father sent him to Denmark to be educated. I knew
him after he returned to that island, until he shipped on board a merchant vessel

24
   RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Pantebog, Litra KK (1836-38), ff. 163v-164.
25
   St. Croix Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1822-1860, f. 124, Baptisms no. 34/1837.
26
   RA, VILA, Vestindiske Giældliqvidationskommission, Estate Spring Garden, 1837-1839, Nr. 17.68.
27
   Frederiksted Lutheran Church, Burial Journal 1824-1854, 3 January 1840.
28
   California Historical Society, Folsom Papers, MS 758, folder 4, F. Frederiksen to A. W. Hallech et a., 8
March 1856.
29
   RA, VILA, 3.81.635, Vestindiske Regiering/... på St. Croix, Udskrifter af Christiansted Graverprotokol,
1826-1909, 1857-1858. He is not listed as returning through Christiansted from 1 January 1824 until his
baptism.
30
   Christiansted Lutheran Mission Church, Church Book, 1805-1818, f. 51, Baptisms, no. 64.
31
   RA, VILA, Udtagne Sager, 1816 Christiansted Free Colored Census, no. 987.
32
   RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Politi, Ankommende og Udgaaende Personer, 1816-1821.
33
   Christiansted Lutheran Mission Church, Church Book, 1818-1846, f. 150, Confirmations.


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belonging, to the best of my recollection, to the house of Alsop & Chauncey, in New
York."34]
        On 30 August 1833, he was scheduled to sail with the Schooner Lucy Ann of
Baltimore from New Orleans to Kingston, Jamaica, with him on board, stating that his
place of birth was Baltimore as well as his place of residence.35
        On 24 February 1834, he applied in New Orleans, Louisiana to become a U.S.
citizen, which was granted.36
        On 1 July 1837, Leidesdorff as Captain cleared the Brig Angel from the Port of
New Orleans for Havanna, Cuba.37
        On 18 July 1837, his father officially recognized him as his son.38
        He was on St. Croix on 24 December 1839, when he witnessed the transfer of a
lease by his father to his brother Frederik Leidesdorff.39
        On 17 November 1840, he cleared as Captain of Schooner Julia Ann from New
York destined for Panama.40
        He died on 18 May 1848 in San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

        3. Albert Leidesdorff was born on 3 December 1812, and he was baptized in the
Christiansted Lutheran Mission Church on 14 March 1813.41 He died on 27 August
1813.42

         4. Julia Elizabeth Leidesdorff was born on 6 May 1815 and was baptized in the
Christiansted Lutheran Mission Church on 1 August 1815.43
         She was listed in the 1816 Christiansted Free Colored Census as a new born
      44
child, and was listed again in the Free Colored census of 1831.45
         On 26 July 1831, she was confirmed in the Danish Lutheran Church.46
         She died on 23 August 1832, in Frederiksted, listed as a free castice.47

       5. Frederik "Fritz" Laurentius Leidesdorff was born on St. Croix,48 in about
1818 and was baptized on 6 September 1818 in the Christiansted Lutheran Mission
Church, classified as a castice.49


34
   "Legal Intelligence. April 2 ... The Leidesdorff Estate," California Chronicle (April 3, 1856), p. 2/4.
35
   NARA, RG36, Bureau of Customs Records, Crew Lists for the Port of New Orleans, 1833.
36
   NARA, Fort Worth, Texas, RG21, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans,
Declaration of Intention, 1834, f. 22.
37
   New Orleans Price-Current [or, Commercial Intelligencer], VIII, (July 1, 1837), p. 3, col. 2.
38
   RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Panteprotokol, KK (1836-38), ff. 163v-164.
39
   RA, VILA, Vestindiske Giældliqvidationskommission, Estate Spring Garden, 1837-1839, Nr. 17.68.
40
   NARA, RG36, New York, Record of Foreign Clearances, 1840.
41
   Christiansted Lutheran Mission Church, Church Book, 1805-1818, f. 70, Baptism no. 594.
42
   Christiansted Lutheran Mission Church, Church Book, 1805-1818, f.72.
43
   Christiansted Lutheran Mission Church, Church Book, 1805-1818, f. 88, Baptism no. 735.
44
   RA, VILA, 1816 Christiansted Free Colored Census, no. 988.
45
   NARA, RG55, 1831 Christiansted Free Colored Census, Women, no. 1047.
46
   St. Croix Danish Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1822-1860, ff. 274-275, no. 7.
47
   Frederiksted Lutheran Mission Church, Burial Journal, 1824-1854, August 23, 1832.
48
   RA, VILA, 1841 St. Croix Census, Frederiksted, 70-71 Queen's Street.
49
   Christiansted Lutheran Mission Church, 1818-1846, Baptisms, no. 33.


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        On 16 May 1833, he returned from Flensborg on a ship sailed by Captain
Nicholsen, and the record indicated that he would stay with his mother, Anna Maria
Spark.50
        On 18 July 1837, his father, Alexander Leidesdorff recognized him has his son,
by Anna Maria Spark.51
        In December 1839, just prior to his death, Frederik's father, Alexander
Leidesdorff, made over to Frederik a lease which he had from the government to estates
Spring Garden and Caledonia on St. Croix.52
        In 1841, he was living at the home of Richard Beech, at 70-71 Queen's Street,
Frederiksted, where he was listed by profession as a Planter, and a Private in the Prince's
Life Squadron.53
        It was probably he, who had a relationship with Hester Cockrane, who was born
in about 1817 and was classified as a mulatto.54 She was baptized as a Catholic.55
        In 1846, she was a house servant at estate Spring Garden, and she had two
children.56
        In 1848, her occupation was given as a House Servant, and she had been a slave at
estate Spring Garden.57 In 1848, she moved with her son, Alexander Leidesdorff, to
Deputy Manager [Edward58] Sheridan at estate Lower Bethlehem, with whom she had a
relationship.59
        He also had a relationship with Anna Juliana Muller, who was born on 12
October 1824 and was baptized in the Christiansted Lutheran Mission Church on 25
December 1824, daughter of Caroline, a slave of Dorothea Gordon. She was classified
as a Mulatto. In 1850, she was living with her daughter at 6 East Street, Christiansted,60
the property owned by Dorothea Gordon, and Anna was listed as a Seamstress by
profession.61 She was still living at 6 East Street in 1870, and she continued as a
Seamstress.62
        He was reported in Christiansted as arriving from St. Thomas on 25 August 1843
with Captain Gardnier, and again on 12 October 1843.63
        He was married on 10 August 1844 in the St. Thomas Lutheran Church to
Henrietta Mathilda Boyle, who was born on St. Thomas on 11 December 1818,
daughter of Peter Boyle and Cordelia Coppé.64

50
   RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Politi, Ankommende Personer, 1831-1838, 16 May 1833.
51
   RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Pantebog KK (1836-38), ff. 163v-164.
52
   RA, VILA, Vestindiske Giældliqvidationskommission, Estate Spring Garden, 1837-1839, Nr. 17.68.
53
   RA, VILA, 1841 St. Croix Census, Frederiksted, 70-71 Queen's Street.
54
   NARA, RG55, Box 588, Fortegnelse over de den 3die Juli 1848 Plantagerne i Frederiksteds Politidistrict
tilhørende Slaver, estate Springgarden, f. 141, no. 102.
55
   RA, St. Croix Census, 1846, Northside A Quarter, estate Spring Garden, Unfree, Females, no. 22.
56
   RA, St. Croix Census, 1846, Northside A Quarter, estate Spring Garden, Unfree, Females, no. 22.
57
   NARA, RG55, Box 588, Fortegnelse over de den 3die Juli 1848 Plantagerne i Frederiksteds Politidistrict
tilhørende Slaver, estate Springgarden, f. 141, no. 102.
58
   RA, St. Croix Census, 1857, Frederiksted, 42 Hospital Street.
59
   NARA, RG55, Box 588, Fortegnelse over de den 3die Juli 1848 Plantagerne i Frederiksteds Politidistrict
tilhørende Slaver, estate Springgarden, f. 141, no. 102.
60
   Next door to Anna Maria Spark's property at 7 East Street.
61
   RA, St. Croix Census, 1850, Christiansted, 6 East Street.
62
   RA, St. Croix Census, 1870, Christiansted, 6 East Street.
63
   RA, VILA 38.32.5, Christiansted Byfoged, Ankommende, Christiansted, 1838-43.


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      He died on 29 December 1847 in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.
      In 1854, Henrietta Mathilda left St. Thomas for Copenhagen. She died on 13
May 1902 in Genarp, Sweden.

        Probable Child of Frederik Laurentius Leidesdorff and Hester Cochrane:

        9. i.    Alexander Leidesdorff, b. 16 January 1842

        Child of Frederik Laurentius Leidesdorff and Anna Juliana Muller:65

        10. i.   Julia Elizabeth Leidesdorff, b. 10 July 1844, d. 31 July 1901

        Child of Frederik Laurentius and Henrietta Mathilda (Boyle) Leidesdorff:

        11. i.   Frederikke Cordelia Leidesdorff, b. 4 August 1845

         6. Adriana [Adriane] Leidesdorff was born on 5 October 182066 on St. Croix67
and was baptized in the Christiansted Lutheran Mission Church in 25 March 1821 and
classified as a castice [octaroon].68
         In 1831, she was classified as a pustee and a resident of Christiansted.69
         She was confirmed in the Christiansted Danish Lutheran Church on 24 April
      70
1836.
         In 1837, she was recognized by her father as his child.71
         On 25 January 1838, she returned from St. Thomas with her mother and
servants.72
         She was married on 22 July 1839 by the Lutheran Pastor, at estate Spring Garden,
Northside A Quarter, St. Croix, to Carl Frederik August Amonsen, who was born in
about 1814 [25 years old in 1839], and he was the Chief Piolet [1st Mate73] on the Naval
Ship Mercurius.74
         In 1841, they were living at 53b Company Street, Christiansted in a house owned
by Anna Maria Spark, her mother.75
         In October 1846, she was living with her mother, her grandmother and her son,
Christian, at 7 East Street, Christiansted, a property owned by her mother.76
64
   Copenhagen, Denmark, Office of Notary Public, Journal, 1889, f. 5017. Cordelia Coppé, may be the
same as Cordelia Coppy, who is listed as a free woman, who arrived at Christiansted on 20 December
1825, see: RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Ankommende og Bortrejsende Personer, 1824-1831, A bnn
nkommende, f. 25 December 1825.
65
   RA, VILA, 3.61.356, Guvernement på St. Croix, Sager til referat protokol A, Nr. 6601-760, 1867, no.
668/1867..
66
   Christiansted Danish Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1822-1860, f. 277, confirmation no. 13.
67
   RA, St. Croix Census, 1846, Christiansted, 7 East Street.
68
   Christiansted Lutheran Mission Church, Church Book, 1818-1846, f. 67, baptism no. 268.
69
   NARA, RG55, 1831 Free Colored Census, Christiansted, Children, no. 378.
70
   Christiansted Danish Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1822-1860, f. 277, confirmation no. 13.
71
   RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Pantebog, Litr. KK (1836-1838), ff.163v-164.
72
   RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Politi, Ankommende Personer, 1831-1838, f. 74.
73
   "To the Public," Daily Alta California, (7 January 1856).
74
   Christiansted Danish Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1822-1860, ff.240-241, Marriage No. 7/1839.
75
   RA, St. Croix Census, 1841, Christiansted, 53b Company Street.


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        In 1848, she left for Copenhagen.
        She died in Hærum, Denmark on 22 May 1856.

        7. Anna Christiane Leidesdorff was born on 16 January 1824 and was baptized
in the Christiansted Lutheran Church on 30 July 1824.77
        In 1831, she was classified as a pustee and a resident of Christiansted.78 On 18
July 1837, her father recognized her as his child.79
        She was confirmed in the Church on 8 November 1840.80
        In October 1841, she was resident with her mother and grandmother at 7 East
Street, Christiansted, her mother's home.81
        She was married on 7 December 1842 to Christian Holger Gindrup.82 In 1850,
she and the family were resident at 8 East Street, Christiansted.83 He was buried on 28
April 1851 in Christiansted.84
        By 9 June 1852, she had departed St. Croix for Copenhagen.85
        By 1859, she was married to a Adolph Edward Petersen, a Customs Department
Assistant.86 She was dead by 8 December 1859, having lived at Gamle Kongevej,
Frederiksberg, Denmark.87

       8. Alexander Leidesdorff was born in Christiansted in about 181888/182089 and
was baptized in the Anglican Church.90
       At the time of his marriage he was the slave of Mr. Beckett.91
       On 24 April 1846, he was married in the Christiansted Anglican Church to Jane
Ann Hoach,92 who was born in Christiansted in about 1816 and was baptized in the
Anglican Church.93 At the time, she was the slave of Hans Carden.94 By November



76
   RA, St. Croix Census, 1846, Christiansted, 7 East Street.
77
   Christiansted Lutheran Mission Church, Church Book, 1818-1846, f. 117, no. 38. In: "To the Public,"
Daily Alta California, (7 January 1856), it states the date of baptism as 20 July 1824, which is incorrect.
78
   RA, RG55, 1831 Christiansted Free Colored Census, Children, no. 349.
79
   RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Pantebog Litr. KK (1836-1838), ff. 163v-164.
80
   St. Croix Danish Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1822-1860, ff. 280-281, Confirmation no. 10/1840.
81
   RA, St. Croix Census, 1841, Christiansted, 7 & 8 East Street.
82
   St. Croix Danish Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1822-1860, ff. 244-245, Marriage no. 4/1842.
83
   RA, St. Croix Census, 1850, Christiansted, 8 East Street.
84
   RA, VILA, 3.81.635, Vestindiske Regiering/... på St. Croix, Udskrifter af Christiansted Graverprotokol
1826-1909, 1 April 1851-31 March 1852, 28 April 1851.
85
   California Historical Society, Folsom Papers, MS 758, folder 1, D. Rogers to J. L. Folsom, 9 June 1852.
86
   Williams Library, Christiansted, Probate Cases, A. M. Spark's case, no. 6/1858, docs. no. 51 & 59.
87
   Williams Library, Christiansted, Probate Cases, A. M. Spark's case, no. 6/1858, doc. no. 59.
88
   RA, St. Croix Census, 1850, Christiansted, 50 King Street.
89
   RA, VILA, 3.61.93, Vestindiske Regiering, Sager, R.P.A. No. 89 & 126/1833, Alexander Leidesdorff, 19
January 1833.
90
   RA, St. Croix Census, 1850, Christiansted, 50 King Street.
91
   St. John's Anglican Church, Christiansted, Church Book, Marriages, 1841-1867, 24 April 1846.
92
   Frederiksted Lutheran Church, Burial Journal, 1855-1876, no. 48/1864.
93
   St. John's Anglican Church, Christiansted, Church Book, Marriages, 1841-1867, 24 April 1846; RA, St.
Croix Census, 1850, Christiansted, 50 King Street.
94
   St. John's Anglican Church, Christiansted, Church Book, Marriages, 1841-1867, 24 April 1846.


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1847, he was free and was living with his wife Jane Ann, Carden's slave, and Hans
Carden at 29 Queen's Cross Street, Christiansted.95
        In 1850, he and his wife were living at 50 King Street with their adopted son,
Herman Carden, who was born in Christiansted in about 1838 and was baptized in the
Anglican Church.96 In 1850, Alexander was a Messenger for the School Commission
and an Attendant at the public school.97
        In 1857, he, his wife and Herman Carden, along with another adopted child,
Hannah, born on St. Croix in about 1855, and baptized in the Anglican Church, were all
living at 58a Queen's Street in Frederiksted, where he was a Painter by profession.98
        By 1860, Jane Ann was living alone and without her adoptive children, at 17
Prince Street, Frederiksted, where her profession was listed as Washer.99
        He had a relationship with Henriette Cornelius, who was born in about 1826 and
was a member of the Lutheran Church.100 In 1861, she was living in Frederiksted.101
        Alexander died of paint poison and was buried by the Anglican Minister on 19
April 1864, 47 years old, in St. Paul's graveyard, Frederiksted.102

        Child of Alexander Leidesdorff and Henriette Cornelius:

        12. i.   Robert Leidesdorff, b. 18 November 1860, d. 16 April 1861

        9. Alexander Leidesdorff was born on St. Croix103 on 16 January 1842,104 and
he was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church.105
        In 1846, he was listed as a 4 year old boy, baptized in the Catholic Church in
1842 and living at estate Spring Garden, Northside A Quarter, St. Croix.106
        In 1848, he was resident at estate Spring Garden as a slave and house servant.107
He was classified as a mustice.108 He left with his mother to estate Lower Bethlehem, but
then returned, and in August 1850, he left with his aunt, Jeany Cockrane, to estate Whim,



95
   NARA, RG55, Box 322, 1847 Tax List, Christiansted, 29 Queen's Cross Street.
96
   RA, St. Croix Census, 1850, Christiansted, 50 King Street.
97
   RA, St. Croix Census, 1850, Christiansted, 50 King Street.
98
   RA, St. Croix Census, 1857, Frederiksted, 58a Queen's Street.
99
   RA, St. Croix Census, 1860, Frederiksted, 17 Prince Street.
100
    Frederiksted Lutheran Church, Baptism Journal, 1855-1877, f. 20, no. 12/1861.
101
    Frederiksted Lutheran Church, Baptism Journal, 1855-1877, f. 20, no. 12/1861.
102
    St. Paul's Anglican Church, Frederiksted, Church Book, 1852-1870, ff. 317-318, Burial no. 70/1864.
The Lutheran Church Burial Journal, 1855-1876, no. 48/1864, states that he died on 19 April 1864, aged
46, married, a Painter by profession, a member of the Anglican Church, died of dysentaria and was buried
in the Anglican graveyard.
103
    RA, St. Croix Census, 1857, Frederiksted, 42 Hospital Street.
104
    NARA, RG55, Box 588, Fortegnelse over de den 3die Juli 1848 Plantagerne i Frederiksteds Politidistrict
tilhørende Slaver, estate Springgarden, f. 140, no. 52.
105
    RA, St. Croix Census, 1857, Frederiksted, 42 Hospital Street.
106
    RA, St. Croix Census, 1846, Northside A Quarter, estate Spring Garden, Unfree, Males, no. 57.
107
    NARA, RG55, Box 588, Fortegnelse over de den 3die Juli 1848 Plantagerne i Frederiksteds Politidistrict
tilhørende Slaver, estate Springgarden, f. 140, no. 52.
108
    NARA, RG55, Box 588, Fortegnelse over de den 3die Juli 1848 Plantagerne i Frederiksteds Politidistrict
tilhørende Slaver, estate Springgarden, f. 140, no. 52.


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where she had a relationship with Manager H. Knott.109 Subsequently, he returned to his
mother and was apprenticed to A. Grant.110
       In 1857, he was living with his mother, Hester Cockrane, at 42 Hospital Street,
Frederiksted, and he was at the time an apprentice Blacksmith.111

        10. Julia Elizabeth Leidesdorff was born on St. Croix on 10 July 1844 and was
baptized in the St. Croix Danish Lutheran Church on 29 September 1844.112
        In 1850, she was living with her mother at 6 East Street, Christiansted.113
        In May 1867, she requested the West Indian government that $500 which she had
at interest in estate Solitude on St. Croix be transfer to her account, as she was now of
age.114
        In 1870, she was still living with her mother at 6 East Street, Christiansted, and
she her profession was listed as a Seamstress.115 She was still at the same place, engaged
in the same profession in 1880.116
        She died in Christiansted on 31 July 1901.117

        11. Frederikke Cordelia Leidesdorff was born on 4 August 1845. She was
married in 1862 to Rasmus Bang Jespersen, who was born in Hamburg, Germany. She
died in 1865.

        12. Robert Leidesdorff was born on 18 November 1860 and because he was
sick, he was baptized by the Lutheran Pastor at home in Frederiksted.118 He died on 16
April 1861.119


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        Alexander Augustus Leidesdorff on 27 January 1834, departed from
Christiansted for America.120



109
    NARA, RG55, Box 588, Fortegnelse over de den 3die Juli 1848 Plantagerne i Frederiksteds Politidistrict
tilhørende Slaver, estate Springgarden, ff. 140-141, nos. 52, 104.
110
    NARA, RG55, Box 588, Fortegnelse over de den 3die Juli 1848 Plantagerne i Frederiksteds Politidistrict
tilhørende Slaver, estate Springgarden, f. 140, no. 52.
111
    RA, St. Croix Census, 1857, Frederiksted, 42 Hospital Street.
112
    St. Croix Danish Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1822-1860, ff. 162-163.
113
    RA, St. Croix Census, 1850, Christiansted, 6 East Street.
114
    RA, VILA, 3.61.356, Guvernement på St. Croix, Sager til referat protokol A, Nr. 6601-760, 1867, no.
668/1867..
115
    RA, St. Croix Census, 1870, Christiansted, 6 East Street.
116
    RA, St. Croix Census, 1880, Christiansted, 6 East Street.
117
    Recorder of Deeds, Christiansted, Christiansted Probate Court, Register of Deaths, 1888-1902, f. 482,
no. 239.
118
    Frederiksted Lutheran Church, Baptism Journal, 1855-1877, f. 20, no. 12/1861.
119
    Frederiksted Lutheran Church, Baptism Journal, 1855-1877, f. 20, no. 12/1861; RA, VILA,
Frederiksted, Graverjournal, GS 9/Nr. 81,636, document date 31 March 1862.
120
    RA, VILA, Christiansted Byfoged, Politikammerets Protokoller over Ankommende & Bortrejsende
Personer, 1831-1838, Bortrejsende, no. 22a, 27 January 1834.


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        C. Leidesdorff, a child, was buried in Frederiksted on 4 July 1839, as a member
of the Danish Lutheran Church.121




121
      Frederiksted Lutheran Church, Burial Register, 1824-1854, 4 July 1839.


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       Unknown Leidesdorff had a relationship with Ann Eliza, who was owned by
Mrs. Jane Abbott.122

        Child of Unknown Leidesdorff and Ann Eliza:

        1. i.    Cordelia Elizabeth Leidesdorff, b. 25 December 1843

        1. Cordelia Elizabeth Leidesdorff, who was born on 25 December1843 and was
baptized on 25 February 1844 in the Christiansted Anglican Church.123 She had a
relationship with an unknown man.124 In 1864, she was living in Christiansted.125

        Child of Unknown Man and Cordelia Elizabeth Leidesdorff:

        2. i.    Alexander Ferdinand Leidesdorff, b. 24 September 1864

       2. Alexander Ferdinand Leidesdorff, who was born on 24 September 1864 and
was baptized in the Christiansted Lutheran Church on 18 December 1864.126




122
    St. John's Anglican Church, Christiansted, Slave Baptism Book, 1832-1848, 25 February 1844.
123
    St. John's Anglican Church, Christiansted, Slave Baptism Book, 1832-1848, 25 February 1844.
124
    Christiansted Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1864-1872, f. 9, Baptism no. 116/1864.
125
    Christiansted Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1864-1872, f. 9, Baptism no. 116/1864.
126
    Christiansted Lutheran Church, Church Book, 1864-1872, f. 9, Baptism no. 116/1864.


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