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Rachael Brodhead Linderman (1803-1864): “a most estimable woman”

"The Country Doctor" oil on Canvas. Source: http://www.wikigallery.org/; Author: Charles Stewart

“The Country Doctor” oil on Canvas. Source:
http://www.wikigallery.org/; Author: Charles Stewart, 1908 (I could not find an image of an early 19th century American country doctor–if anyone knows of one, please let me know!)

Just as I was thrilled to find a physical description of the Hon. Richard Brodhead, the subject of the June 24th post, I was thrilled to find a glimpse of his daughter Rachael Brodhead‘s personality and disposition in the 1905 publication Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal memoirs of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania:

[Rachael] …was a most estimable woman, whose gentle nature and kindly sympathies made her a dear friend of all with whom she was associated.

Rachael was married to Pike county physician Dr. John Jordan Linderman. They lived on a property next door to Rachael’s parents (Richard and Hannah). The descriptions I found of him are equally pleasant to read: He treated his poor patients with as much consideration as he did those who were able to recompense him, and his cheery geniality made him an ideal physician in the sick room. His very large practice required him to cover quite a bit of territory—often making a daily journey of forty miles on horseback or twenty miles afoot in his professional rounds. WOW! Now that is dedication! He lived into his eighties, so obviously all that exercise did him good.

Dr. Valentine Mott, one of John Linderman's mentors (Image from Memoir of Valentine Mott, M.D., LL. D.: Professor of Surgery in the University of the City of New York; Member of the Institute of France by Samuel David Gross (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1868)

Dr. Valentine Mott, one of John Linderman’s mentors (Image from Memoir of Valentine Mott, M.D., LL. D.: Professor of Surgery in the University of the City of New York; Member of the Institute of France by Samuel David Gross (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1868)

And he was evidently a man of great conviction; I was amused to read in the 1886 book History of Wayne, Pike and Monroe Counties, Pennsylvania: He was the only man who voted for Clay’s election in Lehman township during the Polk and Clay Presidential contest, for which the Whigs of Easton presented him with a valuable double-barreled rifle, doubtless feeling that one who was able to stand alone in such a contest merited some kind of recognition.

Portrait of Dr. David Hosack by Rembrandt Peale, 1826 (Wikipedia image)

Portrait of Dr. David Hosack by Rembrandt Peale, 1826 (Wikipedia image) – Dr. Hosack was another mentor of John Linderman’s.

Rachael and John had a daughter Sarah Maria Linderman and three sons, Dr. Henry R. Linderman (nearly six feet tall, of fine proportions and scholarly appearance, and possessed of a genial and polished address), Dr. Garret B. Linderman, and Albert Linderman. This and much more about them can be found on pages 934-938 of History of Wayne, Pike and Monroe Counties, Pennsylvania, edited by Alfred Mathews  (Philadelphia: R. T. Peck & Co., 1886). A previous blog post on the Carbon County Packers, Lindermans and Brodheads also mentions members of this family.  Note: Some trees on Ancestry dot com show additional children, but I have not had time to verify that. Perhaps there were more kids, but these two old history books simply decided to mention only the most prominent and successful children? If anyone reading this knows of bona fide additional children, by all means leave a comment in the box below.

Rachael and John were buried in Bethlehem’s Nisky Hill Cemetery. Please visit the Find a Grave site, if you are interested in seeing their resting places and those of other family members (oddly, John Linderman’s grave marker has ‘Jay’ for his middle name, while sources quoted here say ‘Jordon’):

Rachael Brodhead Linderman
Dr. John J. Linderman

Below are clippings taken from the aforementioned books, identified accordingly. I hope you enjoy reading them and learning more about that offshoot of the Brodhead family tree. As always, corrections, comments, and suggestions are welcome.

Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal memoirs of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Volume I, edited by John W. Jordan, Edgar Moore Green, and George T. Ettinger (NY/Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co. 1905)

From pp. 209-210 of Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal memoirs of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Volume I, edited by John W. Jordan, Edgar Moore Green, and George T. Ettinger (NY/Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co. 1905)

Historic homes and institutions

p. 937 of History of Wayne, Pike and Monroe Counties, Pennsylvania, Edited by Alfred Mathews (Philadelphia: R. T. Peck & Co., 1886)

Garrett Brodhead Linderman, b. 1829

Garrett Brodhead Linderman, b. 1829

Henry R. Linderman

Henry R. Linderman, b. 1825

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Resources:

Passion for the Past blog: The World of a 19th Century Country Doctor

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UPDATE, 2 June 2016: One of this blog’s readers named Steve, who is researching Linderman/Brodhead lines, has provided me with the following information on the children of John and Rachael Linderman, and has given me permission to publish it here. Thank you, Steve!

  • Hannah Brodhead Linderman 11 Oct 1823 – 5 Jan 1898, md Jacob P Dailey
  • Henry Richard Linderman 25 Dec 1825 – 27 Jan 1879, md Emily Holland (or Harriet) Davis, had one son, Henry Richard Linderman Jr., who had no surviving children, but had a stepson.
  • Sarah Marie Linderman 15 Jul 1827 – 2 Apr 1903, never married
  • Garrett Brodhead Linderman 13 Oct 1829 – 28 Sep 1885, md 1st Lucy Evelyn Packer, 2nd Frances A Evans
  • Albert Brodhead Linderman 5 Feb 1832 – 28 Nov 1912, md 1st Clara Davis (possibly a married name, maiden name may be Jefferson, or vice versa) 2nd Ann (Annie) E Senseman
  • Bathsheba B Linderman 1836 – 1922, md Elijah W Maines
  • Emily E Linderman 23 May 1845 – 2 Dec 1915, md Charles W Anthony
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Drs. Crane & Wescott, Quarterly Bill, May, 27, 1874

Ah, my friends, read and weep! Imagine receiving a $55.00 bill total from your doctor for service’s rendered during your baby’s birth and being able to pay it off on an installment basis over the course of a year. And your doctor does not send you constant monthly reminders–just quarterly ones; how seemingly civilized, friendly, and do-able. The bill to which I am referring is below, and it relates to professional services provided to William and Wealthy Woodruff on November 24, 1873, the date their first child Jennie Belle Woodruff was born (the couple had six children altogether–all girls). Alas, in today’s currency, that is the equivalent of $1,047.00–so no small sum after all! But, the quarterly reminders are still a nice thought. And fear not, they had plenty of time to save up for the birth of child #2, Flora; she did not arrive until four years later!

P.S. Check out those office hours!

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Image from my family’s personal collection

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William E. Woodruff, b. October 4, 1848; Photo taken on 20 April 1872 at Bostwick’s, 743 Broadway, NY, NY (Image from my family’s personal collection)

Jennie Belle Woodruff, the first of six daughters (Nov. 24, 1873 - Oct. 20, 1955) - Cropped from a photo in my family's personal collection)

Jennie Belle Woodruff, the first of six daughters (Nov. 24, 1873 – Oct. 20, 1955) – Cropped from a photo in my family’s personal collection)

Quarterly bill for medical services from my family’s private archives

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