At any time during Martin Van Buren's twenty-one year residency, an intriguing collection of people lived within his home and in the nearby communities. There was a stream of family, politicians, friends, guests and children constantly coming and going. Additionally, there was a ever-changing mix of domestic and agricultural employees. Together they represented a diverse cross section of American society. To read some of the people associated with Lindenwald and President Van Buren, explore the links below:
The Van Burens
Residents of Lindenwald
A judge and a Revolutionary War veteran, Peter Van Ness was the original owner of Lindenwald, then called Kleinrood.
19th Century Figures:
Johnson was a politician from Kentucky and the 9th Vice President of the United States, serving under the Van Buren administration.
Benjamin Butler was a lawyer and politician from the state of New York, and an ally of Martin Van Buren.
Last updated: November 18, 2020