Tag Archives: historic preservation

Jun 28 2017

Looking Back: The Rediscovery of the Tuccamirgan, Johan Philip Case Pipe


In the mid-1730s, Johan Philip Case arrived in the Flemington area from Germany, purchasing and farming the land that is now home to the Hunterdon Land Trust. Case was able to settle here thanks to the help of the chief of a local Native American village, Tuccamirgan. The two became great friends, and to honor that bond, the chief one day gave Case a pipe.

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Jun 21 2017

Looking Back: When the Miners Rioted in Flemington


History happened here at the Case-Dvoor Farmstead: Read about the Flemington copper mining riot of 1861.

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Jun 14 2017

Milk Shortage Caused by Famous Trial Sends Dvoor Brothers West


You might not expect two New Jersey farmers visiting the Midwest to get chased down by reporters for “a good story,” but that’s exactly what happened to George and Jacob Dvoor in the winter of 1935.

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Nov 11 2015

Traces of the Davis Family at the Historic Dvoor Farm


Otis and Elizabeth Davis lived on the Case/Dvoor Farm nearly 40 years, running the largest dairy operation in Raritan Township and building the bank barn.

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Jul 22 2015

Farm Ownership Changed Hands
Multiple Times in Post-Civil War Era


We continue our history of the Case-Dvoor Farm property by looking at the land in the post-Civil War era.

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Jun 24 2015

The Case Family Leaves the Farm


If you happened to drive past the historic Case-Dvoor Farm property in the mid-1800s, you would have quite a different view from what you’re accustomed to now.

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Jun 10 2015

Building The Stone Farm House


(We continue our history on the Dvoor Farm by taking a closer look at the construction of the stone farm house that now serves as the headquarters of the Hunterdon Land Trust. If you missed our last blog on Case’s tannery business, please go here.)

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May 20 2015

Philip Case Tannery Business Prospered Despite Tragedies


We continue our story of the history on the Case-Dvoor Farm by looking at Philip Case’s tannery business.

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May 04 2015

‘Frolics’ on the Case Farm


Chances are if you lived in Hunterdon County in the late 1700s, you would attend several “frolics” a year. Frolics were a social custom at that time.

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Apr 15 2015

The Case Family: 18th Century Farming in Flemington (2)


We continue our story about the historic Case-Dvoor farmstead with a look at Philip Case, son of the first Case family member to settle in Flemington.

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