September 02, 2003

Presidential Fun Fact of the Day

Hannah Van Buren

Very little is known about Martin Van Buren's wife. Martin was a widower when he became president and didn't mention Hannah in his own autobiography.

Hannah and Martin grew up in the Dutch town of Kinderhook, New York. They attended the same school and married in 1807. The couple spoke Dutch at home and had five sons.

In 1819 Hannah died and Martin never remarried.

Posted by Jennifer at September 2, 2003 12:47 AM


this sucks!!

Posted by: mary ann at January 10, 2004 09:32 PM

No need to take it personally...

Posted by: Pete at January 11, 2004 05:34 PM