Re: New Jersey Apprenticeship Documents?


I came across this information: "Tom Peterson was born October 6, 1824 on the Mundy family farm in what is now Metuchen, New Jersey. His father worked for Ezra Mundy and both father and son adopted that last name from time to time. His mother, Lucy, was a manumitted slave of Andrew Bell in Freehold, New Jersey. Tom was born free thanks to his mother’s status and also New Jersey’s Gradual Emancipation act of twenty years before."

New Jersey Apprenticeship Documents?

I am looking for any extant records of apprenticeship indentures in New Jersey in the early- to mid-19th century - specifically, I am trying to track down any record of Thomas Mundy Peterson's apprenticeship to Ezra Mundy of Metuchen (then Woodbridge). Peterson mentioned he had served such an apprenticeship in an undated newspaper interview but gave no details. It would have been after the Petersons moved to Perth Amboy in 1828. Peterson was born in 1824. I am not sure what the average age a boy would be appenticed, but that would narrow down the time period.


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