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Wederstrandt Plantation

Joan Angelo Newman (View posts)
Posted: 6 Sep 2001 5:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Angelo, Conaway
Am looking for the name and location of the J.C. Wederstrandt Plantation in Plaquemines Parish. My GGGFather John Angelo worked and resided there.

In the 1850 Census, John was shown as a Planter. He was listed as part of the Wederstrandt, J.C. sugar plantation. Mr. Wederstrandt was from Maryland. (John Charles Wederstrabdt?)

Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Re: Wederstrandt Plantation

Posted: 29 Jan 2010 2:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
I don't know if anyone ever answered you but here is what I know. The Wederstrandt Plantation in Plaquemines Parrish was called Harlem and is actually still standing despite Katrina.
Here are the co-ordinates of the plantation from Google Earth. 29 37' 28.61" N 89 54' 09.73" W You can see the house in the aerial shot.

The plantation was owned by John Charles Perry Wederstrandt, during the 1860's and I'm not certain whether other family members also owned it. J.C.P. never married, and lived a great deal of his time in New Orleans.

His father was Philemon Charles Wederstrandt, one of three brothers who came from Maryland and are descended from Conrad Theodore Wederstrandt.

Re: Wederstrandt Plantation

Posted: 21 Apr 2010 3:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
The Wederstrandt Plantation was originally known as the Morgan Plantation and later (most recently known as the Orange Grove plantation. It was known as the Orange Grove plantation when the Wederstrandt family lived there. If you look at their family book there is a photo of the plantation house in the book. Orange Grove plantation is located in the north east section of Plaquemines Parish about 1/2 mile above English Turn. The house was torn down in the 1980's. I have several photos of the house going back to the Civil War and also during demolition. There are still reminents of its paper mill and sugar mill on the property last I looked.
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Re: Wederstrandt Plantation

Posted: 21 Apr 2010 2:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wederstrandt
Actually the Wederstrandts owned three plantations in this area so I'm not certain if they are one and the same. Thanks for the info on the Morgan Plantation. My family descended from the group who moved to the San Francisville area.

Re: Wederstrandt Plantation

Posted: 3 Oct 2012 11:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Oct 2012 11:52AM GMT
I remember that old plantation, it was near the Mississippi River levee. The teenagers of the 1970's called it the haunted house, there was a rock road that went past some old houses and went to levee, where you could get a good view of the old plantation. Part of the house or a house close to the plantation was lived in at the time, but most of the plantation was unoccupied and in ruin.

Re: Wederstrandt Plantation

Posted: 19 Nov 2014 6:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Would you happen to know the location of where orange grove plantation use to be?
Thanks
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