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Conger - Bricklayers and Soldiers

Updated October 5, 2000

Peter B. Conger was born in 1790 at Morristown, New Jersey to David and Elizabeth (Blue) Conger. When he enlisted as a Sgt. with the 7th U.S. Infantry in 1809 his occupation was listed as bricklayer. By 1810 Peter B. found himself posted to New Orleans where he fought against the British during the War of 1812. He was wounded when a British rocket exploded nearby. By 1817 Peter B. was in Upper Canada (Ontario) and in 1820 he is listed as a resident of Adolphustown (Lennox & Addington County). In February of that year his first son was born to him and his wife, the former Debboriah C. Williams. Debboriah's parents were John and Hannah Williams of Adolphustown (probably Quakers). Peter B. died at Napanee, Ontario February 15,1852.
Peter B. Conger was a prominent bricklayer in Napanee, Ontario where the next 3 generations continued the trade. Representing the 4th and last generation of bricklayers, a 3xgreat-grandson and Viet Nam veteran, retired in Florida during the 1990s.
Through Peter B. and his father, David, I trace my line to Benjamin Conger (1700-1762), the last son of John and Sarah (Cawood) Belconger.

Brandt Zštterberg, U.E.

Napanee, ON K7R 3K9


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