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Charles Veeder, Nantucket Whaling Captain, death in Tahiti, 1872

Charles Veeder, Nantucket Whaling Captain, death in Tahiti, 1872

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 8:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: veeder
I am trying to solve a mystery. We (the Nantucket Historical Association) have a log kept by Susan Veeder on the Nauticon; we all love her story, and when someone asked when her husband, whaling Capt. Charles Veeder, died, we investigated. We have found that he left his ship (the William Gifford) in Tahiti (probably Papeete, since the US consul came on board), in May 1872. The consul wrote that Veeder "will remain at one of these islands with the native woman whom he had on board the vessel as his mistress." Since the ship's log records Veeder as "doing her laundry," he must have been in love.

But what happened to Veeder? We know he died in 1878 in the "Society Islands."

Would anyone have information or leads on other places to search? He's not mentioned in the Whalemen's shipping list. Is there a historical society or cemetery inscription project down there? I keep thinking there's probably more information someplace, if I just knew who to ask.

Thanks!

Re: Charles Veeder, Nantucket Whaling Captain, death in Tahiti, 1872

Posted: 7 Aug 2010 3:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a connection to this Veeder. His brother, David Veeder, is my ancestor. Their father, Peter P Veeder, moved the family to Greece, NY. Peter's children were all grown at the time of the move, but all chose to accompany, except Charles. I have articles on Peter Veeder in Rochester, NY but nothing about Charles.

I have found many sources that say Peter Veeder was born 2 Feb 1780 on Nantucket, but have been unable to locate his parents. I would appreciate any help that anyone might have on this branch of the Veeder family. I was also wondering if they were perhaps related to the Simon Volkertse Veeder family.

Re: Charles Veeder, Nantucket Whaling Captain, death in Tahiti, 1872

Posted: 18 Jun 2011 5:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Veeder
Have you checked the Nantucket Historical Association website? nha.org It has quite a bit about the Veeder family including portraits of Capt. Charles Veeder. If this is your Charles Veeder, his parents were Peter P. Veeder and Rachael Allen. When you go to the site, click on Search All Collections, but also check the Barney Record and the Audio History Collection. Hope this is a help. AMNORC

Re: Charles Veeder, Nantucket Whaling Captain, death in Tahiti, 1872

Posted: 21 Jun 2011 1:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: veeder
Thank you! I'm glad you like our NHA website. I hope it's a help to researchers.

The Veeder question is still up in the air. We found a log in another repository that stated that he was terminated and married a local Tahitian woman, so we were hoping for more information about his death or issue.
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