Four persons of the name of Hoogland emigrated to this country during the Dutch rule. These were:The following is a faithful transcription of the content and original footnotes of Carpenter's The Hoagland Family, pp.55~62:1
CORNELIS DIRCKSEN HOOCHLANDT, found here as early as 1638, and previously of Amsterdam, as various records show;
CHRISTOFFEL HOOGLANDT, from Haarlem, whose name first appears upon our records in 1655;
DIRCK JANSEN HOOGLAND, who came out in 1657 from Maerseveen; and
CORNELIS ANDRIESZEN HOOGLAND, who emigrated from the Hague in 1658.
We have found no direct evidence of blood relationship between any of these persons; though the name Dirck, common to three of them, might seem to indicate it. And as Christoffel (or Christopher) called his eldest son Dirck, that was probably his father's name, and the father of Dirck Jansen being named Jan, the two fathers (said Dirck and Jan) could have been brothers also of Cornelis Dircksen and all this in harmony with dates and fixed rules of Dutch nomenclature. But while this is possible, such agreement
touching Christian names, so much in use as were these, may be merely accidental; and there is not observed that friendly intercourse between the several families, and especially that between Christopher and the others, which would be expected where so close a relationship existed. As to the friendship afterwards subsisting between Dirck Cornelissen (son of Cornelis Dircksen) and Dirck Jansen, as shown in their business dealings with each other, it may have come about very naturally through marriage, by which means they did become related, and Dirck Cornelissen, though the younger of the two, became an uncle to Dirck Jansen. Furthermore, Cornelis Dircksen and Christopher had different ways of spelling their name (the one Hoochlandt, the other Hooglandt), which does not favor a near relationship.
A few words will tell all we know of Cornelis Andrieszen Hoogland. He was a tailor from the Hague, and sailed from Amsterdam for New Netherland in the ship Gilded Beaver, May 17, 1658, his friend Willem van Vredenburgh, also from the Hague, coming with him in the same ship. Soon after their arrival here they are found serving as soldiers, and, in 1660, together went with Stuyvesant against the Esopus Indians, which expedition ended in a treaty. On June 16, 1661, they received honorable discharge from the service, and the remission of their passage money to this country. A few weeks later Hoogland married Aefje Leonarts, widow of Jan Perie (with children Marie and Marinus Perie, if then living, aged five and three years), and the following year a daughter was born to Hoogland, and named Willemtje. Cornelis seems to have entered again into the military service, and proved a good soldier, as his pay was increased from June 29, 1662. From this date, no further trace of him has been found, and it is quite probable that he returned to Holland, in 1664, with the Dutch forces. Vredenburgh remained here, where he married just after the conquest, and has many descendants.
The other three Hoaglands remained in this country of their adoption, bought land, married and had families. To trace the history of these several families in their many branches is the object of this work.
[Page 55]:From New York Historical Society, Abstracts of Wills, Vol. I, 1665-1707, 1892, p.142:4
GENEALOGY OF CHRISTOFFEL HOOGLANDT.This sturdy pioneer1 was born in Holland in 1634. He came from Haarlem to New Amsterdam when but a youth. He was clerk for a mercantile house, and it appears that on his coming of age he commenced business for himself. In 1655 his name appears on the records of the Burgomasters and Schepens Court.2 We infer from the previous silence of the records regarding him that he had but lately arrived in this country.3 He next comes to our notice on the 16th of March, 1661, when he united with the Dutch Church in New Amsterdam.
The fact that so many respectable persons from Haarlem were then living in New Amsterdam, as Johannes de Puyster, Abraham van Duzer, William de Groot, Abraham de La Noy, Anthony de Mil, Gerrit Roos, Johannes Verbrugge and Cornelis Steinwyck, all of more or less note, starts the query whether Hooglandt may not have come out with some one of these as a business assistant,
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1 Christoffel, in English Christopher, was often shortened to Stoffel, the Dutch being much given to abbreviating names. Hence this Hooglandt is often called in the records "Stoffel Hooglandt." There is something pleasant about these good old Dutch names borne by our worthy ancestors. And they meant something, too; as, Christopher, the Christ-bearer, Dirck, the Patriot or People's Friend; and John, the mercy of the Lord.
2 Monday, Nov. 29, 1655.
Present: The W. Heeren, Cornelis Van Tienhoven, Allard Anthony, Oloff Stevenson, Joh. Nevius, Joh. Verbruggen, Jacob Strycker and Jan Vingie.
Claes, the Long Sargeant, Pltf.Plaintiff's wife appeared in Court stating that Def't received certain goods from the mother of a soldier named Verhaalen, sent from Holland; and that said Verhaalen owes her about 15 gl. She requests that defendant be condemned to pay her out of said goods, as the aforesaid Verhaalen hath deserted. The W. Court granted first default and decided that the Heeren officer shall inform himself about the matter. Records of Burgomasters and Schepens Court, Book ii., pp. 279-282.
Stoffel Hoochlandt, Def't.
3 His name is not in the list of Oct. 11, 1655 (which list seemed to comprise all the taxpayers in the town), for the purpose of raising funds for strengthening the fortifications. Burgomasters' Court Record.
for he seems to have been bred to a mercantile life.4 Evidently he had been well educated, and was of a good family.
The next notice of him is on April 24, 1661, when he stands as witness at the baptism of a child of Martin Abrahams, who had arrived here a year before from Bloemendael. On June 23rd ensuing, his intended marriage with Miss Catrina Cregier, a young woman born here in 1645, and the daughter of Capt. Martin Cregier, a noted officer under Kieft and Stuyvesant, was formally announced from the pulpit of the church in the fort. This alliance was not only calculated to give young Hooglandt a social standing, but shows that he was even then held in esteem. He must have already attained some prominence as a merchant, because, on October 21, 1661, he and Hendrick Willemsen, baker, "as having a better knowledge of bread," were appointed by the Court of Burgomasters and Schepens to put in force an ordinance passed on that date regulating the quality, weight and price of bread, and the forbidding of bakers "to bake any more koeckjes, jumbles or sweet cake."5
While yet young he was regarded as a leading citizen. On the conquest of the country by the English in 1664, he, as Schepen [="judge"--webmaster], though not joining with those who urged surrender without resistance, made the best of the situation, and took the oath of allegiance. Evidently a man of sterling character, we see him filling his place with the best of the citizens.
On May, 1666, he sat as a juryman with Francis Rombouts, Gulian Verplanck, William Bogardus, Johannes De Puyster and others, on an important case before the Mayor's Court, relating to the "Bronck's Land" in Westchester County. At this date he was
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4 There is evidence of his having been a clerk in the employ of the eminent merchants, Allerton & Loockerman. Valentine Hist. of New Netherland.
Govert Loockerman was the original patentee of property in "Hoogh Straat." He resided on the north side of the present Hanover Square. He was a shipping merchant, his partner being Isaac Allerton (one of the New England pilgrims). Loockerman was one of the wealthiest citizens of his time. He died 1671, leaving widow Mary, two daughters and a son. One daughter married Pieter Cornelisen Vandeveer, and secondly Jacob Leisler. The widow Loockerman died 1678, and the son Jacob, who was a physician, soon after sold the property to his brother-in-law, Jacob Leisler, and removed to St. Mary's, Maryland, where the family name is still known.
Govert Loockerman's Bible, containing his family record, is now in the Archives of the American Bible Society, marked "C. No. 48" of their index, and is a valuable antiquarian relic.
5 Val. Manual viii., 419.
living in the Hooge Street,6 supposed to have been a part of the present Pearl Street, west side of Broad, his lot being described as "Hoogland's Corner, front to ye bridge, 50 feet to ye Pearl Street." 7 His dwelling stood on the Pearl Street side. The bridge was that crossing the canal, which at that date ran through Broad Street. He was also the owner of other property in the city. On May 21, 1669, being at this time an Alderman, he purchased from William Van Borden a house and lot "outside the Land Gate [at Wall Street and Broadway], and south of the house of Gerrit Hendricksen, the blaauw boer,"8 and there he spent the remainder of his days. He also bought land near the house of the noted Capt. Jacob Leisler from ex-Governor Stuyvesant.9 In 1676 two farm lots (government grants) were surveyed for Mr. Hooglandt upon Staten Island.10
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6 Paulding xii., 105; also New York City Directory 1665 as found in Valentine's Manual for 1849. This directory shows the following as a part of a list of forty-one names.
Residents on "De Hoogh Street:"
And on "'T. Markvelt," which is now Broadway, opposite Bowling Green, there resided:
Antony De Milt.
7 Val. Manual vii., 393.
8 July 14, 1668. Deed of this date from William Abrahansen Vander Borden, inhabitant of this place, to Christoffel Hooglant, merchant, for house and lot, "situated outside of the landgate east of the Heerewegh, having to the south the house of Gerrit Hendricksen, the blaauw boer; to the west the said Heerewegh; to the north the Maegde Paetje; the breadth along the Heerewegh, six rods and four-fifths of a rod; on the north side thirteen and a-half rods; in rear on the east six rods, nine and a-quarter running feet; in length on the south side, thirteen and one-fifth rods;" of which said Borden obtained a patent from Gov. Nicholls, dated May 27, 1667. Vide, Lib. B.: 146 in Reg. Off., New York. This property is present S.E.Cor. Broadway and Maiden Lane, about 112 x 214 feet, and was the subject for the law suit of 1783-1788.
9 May 21, 1669, Petrus Stuyvesant, by virtue of a patent from Gov. Nicholls, dated Nov. 6, 1667, sells to Christoffel Hooglandt, of New York, merchant, a certain lot north of the lot heretofore belonging to Peter Prius; being on the north twenty-five feet, on the south twenty-eight feet, on the east and west sixty-one feet, there going off the lot aforesaid on the south side, a passage of four feet to the use of Jacob Leisler. Lib. B. 156 Reg. Off., New York. This is probably next south to the Sun office.
10 A.: 8 of Richmond Co. Records.
He was also the owner of several tracts of land in the States of New York and New Jersey.11
On the New Amsterdam Court records, 1662, we find Hooglandt becoming bail for Nathaniel Green, a Boston merchant.12
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11 The following is copied from the early records of New Jersey: "Record of a survey of two lots laid out by the Surveyor Genll. for Xtopher Hoghlant."
"Layde out by the Surveyor Genll. two tracts of land lying and being at Haquiquenanck, upon the Pasawack River for Xtopher Hoghlant. Imprimus 158 acres of land beginning at a stake planted by a small creek, from thence running north as the creek runs, forty-two chains to a swamp tree marked on four sides, standing by the said creek; from thence running E. N. E. eighteen chains to a stump marked on four sides, standing by a path; from thence running south twenty-nine chains to a stake marked on four sides, standing by the Indian burial place; from thence running east thirty chains along the river side, by an Indian wigwam; from thence running south thirty-five chains, ye point of the Necke, also from thence running N. W. and W. forty chains to ye stake where it began. Bounded on ye S. and E. by Pasaic River; W. by a small creek, and N. part by land not yet surveyed and part by the said river." See also Whitehead's East Jersey, pp. 266, 274; also Danker's Journal, p. 159, for further account of this tract.
The other tract of 120 acres joins the above on the westerly side. This survey is dated July 13, 1678; made by Robert Vanquellin, and is recorded in Liber ii., page 88, designated as Cartarets's Conveyances, Gen. Survey Office, Perth Amboy. And on p. 4 of said Liber ii. (Reversed) is the record of the grant of said two tracts from Gov. Phillip Cartaret to Xtopher Hoagland, of New York, merchant, dated July 15, 1678.
These two tracts, 278 acres, were sold by Christoffel Hooglandt to Hartman Macheelson, farmer of the "town of Guardulpa" in "sd. province of Nova Cesearea or New Jersey," on Feb. 16, 1679/80, but was not fully conveyed until April 23, 1696, as appears by Record of East Jersey Deeds, Vol. F., p. 585. See Dirck Hooglandt (2) --Note 23.
The above mentioned "Hartman Macheelson," appeared on the official record as "Hartman Vreeland." He is the progenitor of the Vreelands. Mr. William Nelson, Sec. of the N. J. Historical Society, writes, "The first deed for land in the present Passaic County, N. J., was to Christoffel Hoogland in 1678. It was for two tracts of land, one of 158 and the other of 120 acres, lying on the opposite sides of the Vreeland brook, now largely used as the tail of the Dundee Canal. The tract is, and for many years has been, known as the Dundee section of Passaic City, in Passaic County, comprising the First Ward of that city, and perhaps part of the Fourth Ward.
"Hoogland sold to Hartman Vreeland, who was one of the Acquackanonk patentees, and when the patent was granted for Acquackanonk, 'Hartman's Island,' including the Hoogland patent, was excepted. There is in existence an old copy, in Dutch, of the grant to Hoogland, from which I infer that the original deed from the Indians was in that language. The deed from Sir George Carteret was, of course, in the English language with, as I recollect, some Dutch idioms. In the Dutch copy one of the points mentioned is 'de Wilden's huis,' or Indian's hut. There was an Indian burying ground at the north end of the tract, on a high bank overlooking the Passaic River. There is a local tradition from Dutch sources that Hoogland was 'Panmann' or secretary to Governor Carteret, and received the grant of this tract as a reward for his services -- a tradition which, so far as I am aware, has not the slightest foundation in fact. There is no reason to think that Hoogland ever settled at Acquackanonk. I think -- writing from memory -- that the deed from Hoogland to Vreeland was given in 1679. Hartman was then known as Michielson -- being a son of Michael Jansen, a prominent and picturesque figure in the history of New Netherland."
(We have here an illustration of the difficulty often found in tracing families of Dutch descent because of the changes made in their names.)
12 April 18,1662. The Hon. Court of this city issued an order against Nathaniel Green, an "English merchant living at Boston," for the payment of certain moneys, and Daniel Van Donck and Christoffel Hooghlant on the 20th became Green's bail in the sum of 2,000gl. in
[concluded on bottom of p.59:] tobacco. Vide, Vanderveer's Register, p. 3. And Green empowers said Van Donck and Hoogland to prosecute in Court his case which he is carrying on against James Mills, and to demand justice and judgment, etc. Ibid., p. 5.
On February 2, 1672, "Mr. Christopher Hoagland" and others were appointed to arrange a difference between Capt. Jacques Cortelyou and the town of New Utrecht. When New York was recaptured, and temporarily in the hands of the Dutch, Lieut. Christopher Hoogland and the other militia officers, showed great zeal in fortifying the city; and, being assembled at the fort on December 19, 1673, were publicly thanked by Gov. Colve, and took the oath of fidelity.
With Peter Jacobsen Marius, Mr. Hoogland was designated, June 21, 1674, to appraise the sloop Edmond and Mathew, Capt. Richard Pattishall, with its cargo of tobacco, which had been captured and brought to this port by the Dutch Captain, Cornelis Ewoutsen. In the meantime, certain merchandise sent from London, consigned to Hoagland, was carried into Boston, confiscated and sold as a prize.13
This formed the subject of petitions to the Governor of New York in 1676 and 1677, in which his fellow merchants, Rombouts and Verplanck, joined with him, as having sustained similar losses.
On March 12, 1676, being "Monday in the afternoon about five o'clock," Mr. Hoogland and his wife Catharine Cregier -- "the testator sickly and the testatrix going and sound of body" -- made their joint will, which was drawn up by William Bogardus,13a Notary, and witnessed by their friends, Francis Rombonts and Paul Richard, merchants. It provided for the ultimate and equal division of the property among their present children, viz: Dirck, Harman, Martin, Christopher and Francis De Groot Hoogland; and "the children which they may by the blessing of God get in the future." The wisdom of this last provision became obvious when another son was born to them four years later, and whom they named Harman, the first child of that name having died. Surviving eight years, Mr. Hoogland attained again the position of Alderman in 1678.
His death took place on February 8, 1684, when he was probably about fifty years of age. His will was proved in the Court of Record, May 11, 1686, and recorded on the 22d of the same month, and administration was granted to his widow April 14, 1687.14 She
[Footnotes on page 59]:
13 Cal. Eng. MSS., pp. 44,46,54.
13a The wife of Wm. Bogardus is said to have heen Sarah Cregier, sister to the wife of Christopher Hoagland (I).
14 The will was written in Dutch, and translated into very bad English by Peter de La Noy.
was then a resident of Pearl Street, her father, Capt. Cregier, occupying the same or adjoining premises.
On October 3, 1688, the widow Hoogland signed a marriage contract with Roeloff Martinsen Schenck,15 a prominent and wealthy resident of Flatlands, to whom she was married on the 9th of November following. She thereupon removed with her younger children to "The Bay," as Flatlands was familiarly called, and where she was still living September 4, 1704, the date of Mr. Schenck's will. There her youngest son, Harman, spent his life. It was in this way that the family was drawn to Long Island, and not (as might be plausibly conjectured) through any tie of kinship with the Flatbush Hooglands.
Christopher Hoagland had the following children, all except Martin, named in the baptismal register of the Collegiate Dutch Church, New York. The dates are those of baptism; the names appended are those of god parents or witnesses:
Dirck, November 1, 1662. Martin Cregier, Elizabeth Cregier.
Elizabeth, October 29, 1664. Martin Cregier and wife Elizabeth, and Hendrick Huygen.
Harman, January 31, 1666. Martin Cregier, Elizabeth Cregier.
Christopher, November 24, 1669. No witnesses.
Francis, April 1, 1672. Isaac Bedlo, Elizabeth De Potter.
Jacob, October 25, 1676. Andries Teller, Annetie Bordinge.
Harman, March 28, 1681. William Bogardus, Rebecca Dervall.
Of these, Elizabeth, Harman (1st) and Jacob evidently died young; nor have we any evidence that Martin or Francis reached manhood. The sons Dirck, Christopher, and Harman (2nd), usually called Harmanus, are the only ones whose descendants have been traced. It will be noticed that none of the other Hooglands living in the vicinity of New York at that time, appear among the godparents at the above baptisms. This is pretty conclusive as against any near relationship between Christopher Hoogland and the others, epecially as we consider how customary it was with the Dutch for the nearest of kin to stand as witnesses on such occasions, and to have their names recorded.
Dirck Hoogland, son of Christopher, married at New York, August 4, 1687, Maria, daughter of Jacob and Maria (Montayne) Kip.16
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15 "Roelof Martinsen of the Bay in Kings Co., L. I., and Katherine, his wife, the said Roelof being the now husband of Katherine Hoghlandt, the late widow of Christopher Hoghlandt, deceased," sells on July 14, 1698, to Hannah De la Vall, of the City of Philadelphia, in Penn., widow, a tenement and lot of land in New York, bounded on the west by the Kings Highway, or Broadway, etc. New York Deeds, xxi., 301. This is the property referred to in note 8.
16 Jacob Kip died about 1690. See N. Y. Geneal. and Biog. Rec., viii., 125, for account of the Kip family.
He joined the Dutch church there on the profession of his faith, March 2, 1699.17 In 1701 he and his brother Christopher lived in the South Ward, were of the Leislerian party, and took part in the election of Brant Schuyler as alderman, over which election there was a sharp contest.18 On the other side (or anti-Leislerian) was Adrian Hoogland of the East Ward, merchant, who was of the Cornelis Dircksen Hoogland family. Christopher subsequently to 1703 removed to the Raritan, New Jersey. Of Dirck's family it has only been ascertained that there were three children baptized in New York, namely, Catrina, August 13, 1698; Maria, May 21, 1701, and Maria, (2d), July 7, 1703.
Christopher Hoogland, son of Christopher, married (1st) Sarah Tellett, by license of February 15, 1695. She dying within a year or two, he married (2d) Helena, daughter of John and Adriana Middagh, of Brooklyn, where for a time he resided, being named in the census of that town, in 1698, as having a wife, but no child. In 1701 he was again a resident of New York, and had, in 1703, a wife and two small children. He removed to the Raritan prior to 1717, in which year his wife Helena united with those who organized the "Church of the River and Lawrence Brook," now New Brunswick."19 Several of Mrs. Hoogland's brothers had settled on the Raritan.20
Mr. Hoogland's sons were Christophre[sic? Christopher] and John, of Millstone, Somerset Co., N. J., and Martinus, of Windsor, Middlesex Co. These were all living May 6, 1765, when Christopher sold to his said two brothers his share of certain property in New York, which had come to their father Christopher from his parents, Christopher Hoogland and Katrina Cregier. It also appears that in 1787 Okey Hoogland, of Burlington, N. J., was son and heir of said Martinus, late of Windsor; that said John (called 'Squire) had as eldest son and heir Christopher (in 1787), late of Windsor, deceased, whose only children were Margaret, then the widow Crombrough, and Dinah, wife of John Lambert.
Christopher Hoogland, baptized in New York, September 17, 1699, being the eldest son of Christopher and grandson of Christopher and Katrina, had a dozen or more children, of whom the eldest son Christopher, born 1727, married Sarah ____, and died in Somer-
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17 Collegiate Church Record.
18 Valentine's Manual, xv., 515-528.
19 And he is named in 1723 among the reliable supporters of the Reformed Church on the Raritan.
20 As will appear farther on, these brothers took the name of Harrison, Aretson and Middagh.
set County, N. J., between 1801 and 1805, being father of Isaac, born 1772, who was father of Andrew, the father of Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland.
In accordance with the purpose and plan of this work we now proceed to give a more particular account of the descendants of Christopher Hoogland, tracing the line for more than two hundred years.
1 CHRISTOPHER HOOGLANDT. A sketch of him is given at the beginning of this book. As already stated he was the father of seven sons and one daughter.
CHILDREN OF CHRISTOPHER HOOGLANDT (1).
2. Dirck, baptized November 1, 1662.
3. Elizabeth, baptized October 29, 1664; died young.
4. Harman, baptized January 31, 1666; died young.
5. Martin, baptized 1667; died young, probably [WRONG].
6. Christopher, baptized November 24, 1669.
7. Francis,21 baptized April 1, 1672.
8. Jacob, baptized October 25, 1676; not mentioned in will of
his father, 1676, so probably died prior to that date.
9. Harman, baptized March 28, 1681.
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21 July 12, 1677. A number of merchants of Amsterdam, trading to New Netherland, petition the "States General of the United Netherlands" against the excessive duties imposed by the West India Company. One of the signers is Francis Hooglandt. Vide, Royal Archives at the Hague in New York Col. Hist., ii., 752-756. The petition resulted in a reduction of the duties. Hence it appears that a Francis Hooglandt was at the Hague at this date (1677), and it may be presumed that this Francis (7) was named for him.
LIBER 3-4.About 23 Jun 1661 Christoffel married Catrina CREGIER,1 in New Amsterdam (New York).1
Page 54.--Thomas Dongan, Lieutenant-General and Governor, to all, etc. Know ye that at a Court of Records held in New York on Tuesday the 11 of May, 1686, the will of CHRISTOPHER HOOGLAND was proved, and his wife Catharine was confirmed as administratrix, April 14, 1687.
CHRISTOPHER HOOGLAND, New York.
In the name of God, Amen. Know all men, who shall see this Publick instrument, that in the year after the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, 1676, the 12th day of March, on Monday in the afternoon about 5 o'clock, did appear in their own persons before me Wm. Bogardus, Notary Public, residing in New York, admitted by the Rt. Hon. Lord Edmund Andross, Governor-General, in the behalf of his Royal Highness, James Duke of York and Albany, etc., and in the presence of the underwritten witnesses. Mr. Christopher Hoogland and Mrs. Catharine Cregier, joined in marriage, living within this city and both well known to me and to the witnesses, the testator being sickly, and the testatrix going and standing and sound of body, but both using fully and absolutely their sences, memory and speech.
They have nominated and instituted their children, Dirck, Harman, Martin, Christopher and Frances DeGroot Hoogland, and the children which they may by the blessing of God get in the future, their lawful descendants and heirs equally and that the eldest son shall not pretend any prerogative therein. And further the testators out of special love and natural affection in matrimony received, and if God pleases to be received, declare that the whole estate shall go to the survivor for life. If the survivor remary, an equal division is to be made between the children, and they are to be caused to
learn to read and write, and a trade by which they may live, and when they come of age they shall receive their portions and the survivor is not to diminish the right of the children but rather to help and assist them. And it is their will that the survivor shall not be obliged to give any account of the estate to the orphan masters of this city "or where the funeral house may be," or to the testator's friends, excluding them, "All Laws and Statutes to the contrary notwithstanding." Done at New York in the house of the testators in the presence of Mr. Francis Rumbaut and Paul Richards, merchants. Translated from the Dutch, by P. Delanoy.
[NOTE.--The house of Christopher Hoogland was the south corner of Broadway and Maiden Lane.--W. S. P.]
|ii.||Elizabeth1 (Died as Child) (1664-)|
|iv.||Harman1 (Died as Child) (~1667-)|
|vi.||Francis De Groot1 (1672-)|
The next letter in hand is dated twenty-two years later than the preceding one, and is written from Amsterdam, Holland, by one Pieter Foussier, and his wife Christien, to the third and last wife of Roelof Martense Schenck, the widow Catarina Hooglandt, "at New York," that doubtless being the point of mail address for such a nearby place as Flatlands. The letter mentions three sons of Catarina by her former husband, Christoffel Hooglandt, viz., Francoys, Dirck and Martinus. Francoys has gone over to Amsterdam to see his "uncle and aunt," who are not named, and who reports that his brother, Dirck, has been absent over a year (perhaps on the sea) and may have perished. Her "brother-in-law," to whom the writers had sold their house in Holland, may have been Francis (a brother to Cristoffel Hooglandt), who was a merchant in Amsterdam in 1677. As many New Jersey Hoaglands descend from Christoffel and his wife Catarina, added interest is given to this letter to his widow, who was at the time of writing Roelof Martense Schenck's wife.2"To Mrs. Catarina Hooglant at New York:________________
"Mrs. Catarina Hooglant, your son Francoys Hooglant has been at Amsterdam and has brought his uncle and aunt and us the sad tidings of your son Dirck Hooghlant; how he had been due home already for more than a year and that it is feared that he has perished, which causes us heartfelt sorrow, for we hoped daily for good tidings from my brother Filipe Foessier on the Barbadoes.
"You have there the contract and the power of attorney to take action on it, and the execution would not give you much trouble. But in case your son is dead, which we hope on the contrary, we request you kindly that your son, Martines Hooghlaent, will continue the case, for which we have begged him so much and which he has promised us. We are in a sad state. We have sold our house to your brother-in-law and daily we are consuming our money, so that we are consuming our flesh and blood.
"Our sincere request to you is, therefore, that you will conserve the documents and the contract and that you will let us know what resolution you have taken in the matter, so that we may know which course to take.
"We expect your reply at the first opportunity.
"Our greetings to your son's wife.
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2This Christoffel, it may be here noted, obtained the first deed for land in present Passaic county, New Jersey in 1678. His son, Christoffel (or Christopher) Jr., married, about 1697, Helena, daughter of Jan Aersen and Arientje (Bleyck) Nevius, widow of Joannes Nevius, the first Nevius ancestor in America, and before 1717 removed to Piscataway township, Middlesex county, across the river from Somerset. His wife was one of the first members of the First Reformed church of New Brunswick. In 1727 they removed to a farm on the Millstone river in Somerset county, where he died in 1748. Another branch of Somerset County Hoaglands descends from a Dirck Jansen Hoogland, who came from Maerseveen, Holland, in 1657, and resided at Flatlands.
[Page 95]"We entrust you to the care of God and send you greetings of myself and my wife, who has wished a hundred times that she could once speak with you.
"1693, 6 Septem.   "PIETER FOUSSIER CHRISTIEN."
[Endorsed: "Mrs. Hooglant, will you please forward this letter to the Barbadoes to my brother, Flippe Foussier, for the sake of our friendship."]
The next document in my hands is another letter to Catarina Schenck (addressed in her maiden name, "Crigers," as spelled) by the writer, Simon Verhouve (probably same name as Verhoven), of Haerlem, Holland. It shows that her son, Francoys (born 1672), was again in Amsterdam in 1695, and again went to sea, although the writer "don't want to speak to him." This Francoys, as the letter shows, was married and had at least one son. As to Dirck (first mentioned in the preceding letter), he married, in 1687, in New York City, Maria Kip, and then seems to have been absent from this country more or less until about 1698, when a child was baptized in New York. That he then remained in this country seems certain, for he is mentioned in New York records in 1701, and, in 1709, "Richard Hoogland, of New York, mariner," purchased and doubtless settled on 40 acres of land at Woodbridge, New Jersey. The son Martin Hooglandt (b. 1667) is also mentioned as a mariner. In Carpenter's "Hoagland Family," this Martin is spoken of as "died young, probably," but the previous letter speaks of him, and this one proves that in 1695, when he was eighteen, he had "taken to navigation." (See Carpenter, p. 62; also p. 60 as to Dirck. Carpenter did not discover that Francoys grew up and married, as the letter shows). The letter follows:"To the Honored, discrete Catarijna Crigers, wife of Roelof Maertinse Schinck, at New York, with a friend: "Catrijne Krigers, beloved sister: Your writings of the 10th of April received. You order us to purchase you some goods. I can not do it, because my health does not permit me. But whereas Hoornbeeck takes care of your affairs, I have given him the letter and the money which you had still coming from us. This amounted to two hundred and twenty guilders. From your younger son you have to expect interest now; that amounts only to 28 guilders now a year, as long as there are such heavy burdens on it. When he comes you will receive it.
"Your son Francoys has been busy here less than a half year and now he is in sea again; I don't know for which destination. In long I have not spoken to him and I don't want to speak to him either. His wife has a young son, I am told. I think he will have hard work like the rest to make a living.
"We owe Dirck 70 or 80 guilders. He can have it sent whenever he says so. Tell him and his wife good night. I have wished we could hear
some more from him. I am wondering why he does not write once a while.
"From Maertijn I hear yet the most. Unfortunately he has taken to navigation. Well, this does not make him less.
"I have nothing special to write.
"Receive with your husband and friends the hearty greetings of all of us.
"Done at Haerlem, the 24th of November, 1695."
In the previous letter of Simon Verhoeve, from Haerlem, Holland, he stated his inability, owing to ill health, to attend to the purchasing of goods for the wife of Roelof Martense Schenck, but promises that "Van Hoornbeeck" would attend to it. I have in hand the actual account of Tobias Van Hoornbeek, dated November 14, 1695, showing what goods were purchased and actually shipped to Mrs. Schenck, who still traded under her former married name of "Hoogland." Van Hoornbeek was an Amsterdam merchant. The account is directed to Catharina's husband, and his location is given again as "the Bay on Long Island." Without doubt Catarina, during her widowhood, and probably while she was the wife of Christoffel Hoogland, carried on a shop or store for the sale of certain "dry goods." as we would now call the business, presumably first in New Amsterdam, and later in Flatlands. The whole account would scarcely be interesting to QUARTERLY readers. The address endorsed on the outside of the paper is: "To Roelof Martense Schenck, in the Bay on Long Island," and the account begins:18 Gerret Elbertse STOOTHOFF.2 Born 26 Jan 164817 in Flatlands, New York.2,17 Gerret Elbertse was baptized in the New Amsterdam Dutch Reformed Church on 4 May 1653.24 Gerret Elbertse died on 30 Mar 1730.2,24 Military: He was a major, commissioned by Governor Slaughter.2 Religion: He was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church in 1677.2 Alias/AKA: Garret Elbert.  "In Amsterdam, 14 November, 1695.The account mentions purchases of pieces of white shirt linen, blue linen, blue chequed linen, colored cotton, yarn of different colors, fine white yarn, camels-hair galons, blue braiding ribbon, red ribbon, white pointed ribbon, darning yarn, needles and darning needles, women's stockings, ivory hair combs, wormseed and also "6 prs. of spectacles, age 30-60/70, in cases." The spectacles, it may be noted, cost 12 stuivers per pair, or twenty-four cents in our money. The shirt linen cost 12 stuivers per yard. There was a tariff on the goods, as there are expenses "to the State for duty and administration," and expenses are charged for sending the goods to Rotterdam "where the said ship is to be cleared and to sail."
"List of the goods bought here at the order and for the account of Mrs. Catharina Hoogland, and sent to her under the following mark to Nieu Yorck in North America, by the ship 'The Nieu York-Maryland,' Capt. Thomas Jeff[erson]."
Letter postage is also added. The whole bill amounts to 212.4 florins (guilders), and includes a "Provision for receipt of florins 222 from Simon Verhoeve, Haerlem, for the purcase of the goods."
3-005. Garret(3) Elbertse Stoothoff (Aeltie2 Cornelise Cool), born 26 January 1648, Flatlands, Kings County, Long Island [IGI], baptized 4 May 1653,24 died 30 March 1730,24,25 married on 10 August 1684 Johanna Nevius, baptized 11 March 1668, New York City, died 1734, aged 66, daughter of Johannes Nevius and Adriaentje Bleyck.24 By the terms of his father's will, of which the subject was Administrator, Garret(3) received Bergen's' Island, now known as Bergen Beach, in Brooklyn, Kings County, Long Island. Among transactions following on the Administration of his father's estate, we note the sale of land to Martin Schenck, of Flatlands, of "all that farm in New Lotts at North side of the towne as same are layd out and numbered 1 & 2 great in all 20 morgen," dated 27 November 1693 and "signed in the presence of John Van Dykehuys," his brother-in-law.26 On the same day Roeloff Martinse Schenck conveyed a farm in the Paerdegatt to John Stevense and John Stevense and Femmitie Aukes his wife, convey to Roeloff Martinse Schenck, farm and lots at New Lotts, "at the North side of the towne, soe as the same layd out by the towne, No. 4-5-6 & 7. . .." In the following month, that land was transferred by Roeloff Martinse Schenck, "as a free gift," to Gerratt Roeloffson Schenck, signed "in the presence of John Van Dyckhuys and Peter Cortilleou.27 These appear to be transactions calculated to settle claims among the progeny of Aeltie(2) Cornelise Cool.On 10 Aug 168417 Gerret Elbertse married Johanna NEVIUS.2,24
Garret(3)'s will was dated 5 November 1722 and named his "wife Johanna, daughter Altie, son Gerrit, daughter Arintie, daughter Sarah, daughter Helena, son Elbert, sons Petrus, Cornelius and Wilhelmus and son Johannis.25
Honeyman states that Garret(3) Stoothoff was married first to Willemtje Pieters Monfoort, supposed daughter of Pieter Monfoort and Sarah de Plancken, but this is corrected in the NYG&B Record:122 as a faulty conclusion formulated upon a misreading of church records.
In Keskachauge (p. 389), Frederick Van Wyck discusses an indemnity bond regarding the suit filed by certain descendants regarding Bergen's Island, dated 20 April 1764.31 Several of the descendants listed here are party to this bond.
Garrit(3) Elbertse Stoothoff and Johanna Nevius had issue (order per Honeyman):
+4-028. Elbert(4) Stoothoff, probably born in 1685, died 19 September 1756, married, banns 28 March 1714, Johanna Lupardus.
4-029. Arintie(4), or Adrianna, Stoothoff, stated by Honeyman to have been baptized 6 August 1686 and to have died before 1735. Perhaps the Adrianna baptized in 1686 is the first of this name in this family group, who, having died in infancy, is succeeded by a sister of the same name, born in 1687. Record exists of an Adrianna Stoothoff, born 11 January 1687, died 18 August 1761, who married 20 June 1707 Harmanus Hoagland, born 18 February 1681, son of Christoffel Hoagland and Catherine Cregier.28,29 Harmanus Hoagland was married first to Alida Jansz Van Dyck and married second in 1707 Adrianna Stoothoff.32 Honeyman offers no explanation for his statement that Adrianna Stoothoff died before 1735, though this is likely a reference to the indemnity bond regarding the suit for Bergen's Island, for she is not included. The issue of Adrianna(4) Stoothoff and Harmanus Hoagland are given as: Christopher(5) Hoagland and Alida(5) Hoagland, no stats, married Jacobus Van Arsdale. Christopher(5) Hoagland, born 2 April 1708, died at Flatlands, Brooklyn 18 January 1766, married Neeltje Voorhees, daughter of Albert Coerten Van Voorhees and Sarah Willemse Cornell.30 Other Hoaglands, probably additional children to those mentioned by Honeyman, are also parties to the Bergen's Island suit, to wit: Martinus Hooghland, Gerrit Hooghland, Heeleena Hooghland, Elbert Hooghland and Harmanus Hooghland (perhaps the husband). Christoffel, or Christopher(5) is mentioned, but not Alida(5).
4-030. Altie(4) Stoothoff, probably born 1688, nfi.
+4-031. Johannis(4) Stoothoff, born ±1690, died 1 June 1730, married Neeltje(5) Schenck.
4-032. Sara(4) Stoothoff, born 1692, ndd, married 29 March 1717 Lawrence Williamson.
4-033. Helena(4) Stoothoff, born ±1694, died ±1726, married 26 April 1715 Roeloff Lucasse Van Voorhees, son of Lucas Stevense Van Voorhees and Jannetje Minnes Johannes. Their children: Luke(5) Van Voorhees; Jannetje(5) Van Voorhees; Gerret(5) Van Voorhees, baptized 1 April 1722; Roelof(5) Van Voorhees, baptized 8 March 1724; and Johanna(5) Van Voorhees, baptized 4 December 1726.
Honeyman states that Roelof Lucasse married second Margareta Cortelyou, by whom several additional children were born. However, Albert L. Stokes states that he married secondly, about 1730, Neeltje, "widow of Johannis Stoothoff, his brother-in-law" and further identifies her as the daughter of Martin Schenck. This is clearly the brother of Helena(4) Stoothoff, Johannis(4), who had died at about this time.
Stokes also states that Roeloff Lucasse married a third time "by bond dated 5 December 1745" Margareta Cornell, who "has not been identified." Stokes notes that Roeloff had six children by Helena(4) Stoothoff and three by Neeltje Schenck.33
The indemnity bond regarding Bergen's Island lists the names: Johanna Voorhees; Roelf Voorhees and John Voorhees.
4-034. Johanna(4) Stoothoff, born ±1696, died ±1735. This child is enumerated by Honeyman but does not appear in the Bergen abstract of her purported father's will of 1722, therefore, if a child of the subject couple, then surely deceased by that date.
+4-035. Cornelius(4) Stoothoff, baptized 1698, died March 1781, suppose married Maria Cortelyou.
+4-036. Petrus(4), or Peter Stoothoff, born ±February 1700, died 20 April 1727, married as her first husband Margaret(5) Albertse Voorhees.
+4-037. Wilhelmus(4) Stoothoff, born 30 May 1705, died 14 February 1783, married Aeltie(5) Albertse Voorhees.
4-038. Garret(4) Stoothoff, born 25 September 1714, ndd, married Catherine Roelofsen. Lived Raritan, New Jersey. He is probably the Garret who was a party to the Bergen's Island indemnity bond mentioned above, therefore alive in 1764. Nothing further at present.
|ii.||Cornelius Gerretse2 (1698-1781)|
|iii.||Wilhelmus Gerretse2 (1705-1783)|
|viii.||Elbert Gerretse2 (-1756)|
|ix.||Johannis Gerritse2 (-~1730)|
|x.||Petrus Gerretse2 (-1728)|
From "The Kouwenhoven, Stoothoff and Verbryck Descendants of Aeltie Cornelise Cool," the private research of Richard A. McCool, June A. McCowan & Dorothea E. McCowan:17
4-028. Elbert(4) Stoothoff (Garret3 Elbertse Stoothoff), probably born in 1685 at Flatlands, died 19 September 1756, Six Mile Run, New Jersey, married (banns 28 March 1714) Johanna Lupardus, baptized 20 January 1695, Dordrecht, Netherlands, died 19 September 1756, daughter of Dominie Wilhelmus Lupardus and Cornelia Van Wesel.34 Elbert(4) is described by Rosalie Fellows Bailey as being of Somerset, New Jersey and Flatlands, Long Island.35 Two sons are listed by William J. Hoffman, FGBS, in his article on the Lupardus-Van Noortwyck-Van Wesel families appearing in the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society's Record Vol. LXVIII, reprinted, as above, in Genealogies of Long Island Families, Vol. I:567-576, but no other children. The Hoffman article was published in 1937. Wilson V. Ledley's typescript on this family group, dated 1960, lists these sons, but adds other children as well.36 The compilers include Ledley's list, though inadequately sourced and note that, with the exception of the name Abraham among the children, the others follow the usual Dutch naming conventions.19 Johanna NEVIUS.2 Born about 166817 in New Amsterdam (New York). Baptized on 11 Mar 166817 in the Dutch Reformed Church, New Amsterdam (New York City). Johanna died in 173417 in Flatlands, Kings, New York, aged 66.24 Buried in 1734 in New Amsterdam (New York).
The will of Elbert(4) Stoothoff, dated 7 September 1756 and proved 18 November 1756, mentions his children Johanna, wife of Abraham Hoogland; Cornelia, wife of John Hoogland; grandson Elbert Stoothoff, and granddaughter Anatje Stoothoff.
Elbert(4) Stoothoff and Johanna Lupardus had issue:
+5-031. Gerrit(5) Stoothoff, born 13 August 1715, died 1 August 1746, married Lammetje Strycker. Named for his grandfather Stoothoff.
+5-032. Wilhelmus(5) Stoothoff, born ±1716, died 14 February 1783, married in Somerset County, New Jersey, 4 May 1741 Sarah(5) Stoothoff. Named for his grandfather Lupardus.
5-033. Johanna(5) Stoothoff, nbd, ndd, married 6 May 1741 Abraham Hoagland. Named her grandmother Johanna Nevius.
+5-034. John(5) Stoothoff, born 25 April 1726, died 25 January 1798, married Sara _______. Named for his uncle Johannis(4) Stoothoff.
5-035. Cornelia(5) Stoothoff, nbd, ndd, married John Hoagland. Named for her grandmother Cornelia (Van Wessel) Lupardus.
5-036. Adrianna(5) Stoothoff, nbd, ndd, married 1753 Peter Dumont, baptized 3 November 1734, son of John Dumont and Annatje Hoogland. They had ten children. Adrianna(5) is named for her aunt Arintie(4), or Adrianna Stoothoff, perhaps Hoagland.
5-037. Abraham(5) Stoothoff, nfi. His name cannot be sourced from among his immediate ancestors, perhaps signaling that he does not belong to this family group.
+5-038. Elbert(5) Stoothoff, born circa 1719, will proved 21 March 1758 Ida, perhaps Beekman.
Gerrit Claesen, of Brn and S. I., emigrated with his father in 1660; m. 1st, Sept. 25, 1682, Jannetje Crocheron from "Walsh Vlanderin" and of S. I.; m. 2d, Mar. 20, 1693, Magdalena Jans wid. of Jan Homs. Was a mem. of Brn ch. in 1677. Left Gowanus and removed to S. I. on a tract of 120 A. on Kil Van Kull, which his father obtained of Gov. Andros, and which he conveyed Jan. 17, 1689, to him. Member of the Colonial Assembly from Richmond Co. from 1699 to 1702. Will pro. Mar. 9, 1722-3, and rec. on p. 256 of Lib. 12, N. Y. surr. off. Issue:--Gerret of S. I., bp. Apl. 4, 1694; Lammetje, m. Abm Lacheman; and John of S. I.From F.F. Donaldson's Lockman and Flaacke Families of Early NY, 1965, p.47:23
Garret Klaase Vechten removed to Staten Island from Gouanee in 1677. In 1682, residing on Staten Island, he married Jannetje Crocheron. In 1691 he signed a petition to Governor Fletcher. In 1693 he married a second wife, Magdaleentie, widow of Jan Homs. In the census of 1706 he was described as 47 years of age; his son, John was 28. In 1722 he was a justice. His will, made in 1732, proved in 1736, when he was 75 years old, names his son, John, his daughter Lumethe, wife of Abraham Lackerman, Jr., of New Castle, and his grandsons, Gerret Veghte,Gerret Lackerman, and Nicholas Veghte.From New York Historical Society, Abstracts of Wills, Vol. III 1730-1744, 1894, p.165:4
In the next generation, John and Gerret Veghte were in the militia in 1715, John becoming a captain in 1738; in 1735 John took his father's place as a justice. In 1751 we find him and Cornelia as holding three sittings in the Dutch Church; and in 1755 John Veghte was the owner of four slaves.
LIBER 12.On 25 Sep 1682 Gerrit Claesen married Jannetje CROCHERON,2 in the Reformed Dutch Church of Flatbush.2,16
Page 256.--In the name of God, Amen. I, GERRET VEGHTE, of Staten Island, "being in advanced age, but of sound and perfect mind." My body is to be buried at the discretion of my son, John Veghte, "and he is to pay the charge out of his share of my estate, and also pay all my debts, which are but few or trifling." I leave to my two grand sons, Gernet Veghte and Gerret Lackerman, all my silver or plate buttons. I leave to my daughter Lumitie, wife of Abraham Lackerman, Jr., of New Castle, 1/2 of a certain tract of land and meadow, near Dutch Creek, in the County of New Castle, upon Delaware river, formerly purchased from one Richard Cantwell, by myself and the said Abraham Lackerman. I leave to my son John 300 acres of that tract of land which I have at Milstone, in Somerset County, New Jersey, which I purchased from John Harrison, deceased, and are adjoining to Arian Kincis [CORRECTION: "for Arian Kincis read Arian 'Kinneis'"] land; Also 1/2 of all mines and minerals, in said tract. The remainder of the tract and the other 1/2 of the mines and minerals, I leave to my daughter, Lumitie Lackerman, and also 1/2 of all bonds, bills, and book debts due to me. I leave to my son John all that my farm or plantation on Staten Island, and all the rest of my estate, real and personal. "And whereas I have heretofore executed certain conveyances, or deeds of gift to my said children, which were drawn by Mr. Walter Dongan, which I have since
thought fit to destroy and cancell, I do hereby declare the same unto my children, in order to prevent any trouble about them; as I desire they will doe Justice to each other, and rest satisfied with this my last will and Testament."
Dated November 28, 1732. Witnesses, William Chambers, John Chambers, Philip Goelet, Thomas Elde [CORRECTION: "for Thomas Elde read Thomas Elder"].
Codicil, March 9, 173 2/3. "To all to whom this present Codicil or writing shall come, The before written Gerret Veghte sends Greeting in Our Lord God, Everlasting." Since the making of my will I have purchased from Jonathan Rowland and Mary his wife, a certain farm or Plantation, on the northeast side of Staten Island, against Constable Hook, as by deed of February 21, last. I leave the same to my son John, and he is to pay to my daughter, Lumitie Lackerman, Ï215, as by an agreement made by my son and Nicholas Veghte. Ileave to my grand son, Nicholas Veghte, son of my son John, 2 lots of ground near or upon Golden Hill, in New York. I make my son John, and Nicholas Lasillier, executors.
Witnesses, Fredrick Phillipse, Thomas Elde [CORRECTION: "for Thomas Elde read Thomas Elder"], John Chambers. Proved, January 2, 173 4/5.
|10||i.||Jan Gerritsen (~1692-<1773)|
LIBER 13.In about 1685 Jan Pietersen married Catherine CORSSEN.4
Page 77.--In the name of God, Amen. February 24, 173 5/6. I, JOHN STAATS, of Richmond County, Gent.,
being very sick, I leave to my wife Catharine all my estate, real and personal, during her natural life. After her death, I leave to my eldest daughter Maria, £50, before any division. I leave to my grand-son, Johanes Breestede, son of my daughter Catharine, deceased, my weaving-loom and my gun, and a young horse, and all my edge-tools. "My eldest daughter Maria is to have the privilege to dwell in the house where I now dwell, with all reasonable comfort and privileges therein, and a room in the house so long as she lives." I leave all my real estate which I have on the north side of Richmond County, and all farming implements to my said grand-son, Johanes Breestede, and he is to pay £83, 6s. 8d. to each of my daughters, viz.: Maria, Cornelia, wife of John Vechte, Anne, wife of Rev. Cornelius Santvoord [CORRECTION: "for Cornelius Santvoord read Cornelius Van Santvoord"], Janettie, wife of Dewry Woglom, Rebecca, wife of Jacob Backher. I make my wife Catharine and my brother-in-law Christian Corsen, Esq., executors.
Witnesses, John Dupui [CORRECTION: "for John Dupui read John Dupuys"], Jacob Corsing, Teunis Van Pelt. Proved, before Walter Dongan, Esq., June 18, 1737.
|ii.||Catharine4 or Catharina13 (~1691-~1716)|
|iv.||Anne4 or Annatje13 (~1700-)|
|v.||Jannetie4 or Jannetje13 (~1703-)|
(II) Joris or George Hansen Bergen, third son and fifth child of Hans Hansen (1) and Sarah (de Rapalje) Bergen, was born in New Amsterdam, July 18, 1649. He was the ancestor of the New Jersey families of that name. Upon attaining manhood he located at Flatbush, Long Island, and became very prominent in the affairs of the colony. He was commissioner of common lands from 1690 to 1700; was captain of a company of militia in Brooklyn, in 1700; and supervisor of highways for Brooklyn in 1703 and 1715. He was a farmer by occupation, and in 1706, was assessed for seventy-five acres of land in Brooklyn. He married, August 11, 1678, Sarah Strycker, daughter of Jan Strycker, of Flatbush, Long Island, and they had children as follows: Lammetje, born December 26, 1679; Sarah, born March 13, 1681; Altje, born October 15, 1682; Hans Jorise, see forward; Jannetje, born May 27, 1688; Annetje, born March 9, 1690; Jan, born May 17, 1694; and George, who died in childhood.From T.G. Bergen's Early Settlers, p.33:2
Joris or George Hansen, bp. July 18, 1649; m. Aug. 11, 1678, Sara da. of Jan Strycker of Flh; d. after 1736. Was a carpenter by trade, took the oath of allegiance in Brn in 1687, was a commissioner of Brn from 1690 to 1699. In [page 34] 1698 bought a farm of nearly 40 A. (formerly of Gerret Wolfersen Van Couwenhoven) in Brn E. of Smith St. and N. of the Mill Creek. In 1703, '4, and '5, was supervisor of Brn. Apl. 10, 1697, a resolution was passed at a town meeting in Brn to divide the common lands, the holders of a house and lot to have only a half share. For laying out and dividing they appointed Capt. Henry Filkin, Jacob Van Deventer, Daniel Rapalie, Joris Hansen (Bergen), John Dorland, and Cors Van Duyn, as per p. 133 of Lib. 2 of Con. Issue:--Lammetje, bp. Dec. 26, 1679, m. Joris Remsen of Haverstraw; Sara, bp. Mar. 13, 1681; Aaltje, bp. Oct. 15, 1682, m. Aug. 17, 1707, Rem Remsen, d. about 1724; Hans, bp. Aug. 31, 1684; Jannetje, bp. May 27, 1688, m. Jan. 21, 1711, Hendrick Vroom of Brn; Annetje, bp. Mar. 9, 1689-90, m. Mar. 12, 1720, Arnout Abrahams; Jan, bp. May 17, 1694; Breckje, bp. May 24, 1696; Joris; and Catharine, m. Sept. 21, 1726, Peter Ewetse of Brn and N. Y. Signed his name "Jores Hansen."From The Bergen Family by Teunis G. Bergen, Albany, N.Y., 1876, beginning on page 117:11
[Page 117]From New York Historical Society, Abstracts of Wills, Vol. III 1730-1744, 1894, p.39:4
6. JORES OR GEORGE HANSEN BERGEN, baptized in New Amsterdam, July 18th, 1649. Living as late as 1736; m. August 11th, 1678, by Dominie Van Zuuren, Sara Strycker, daughter of Jan Strycker1 of Flatbush.
(500 gl. each was secured to Sarah Strycker and her brothers and sisters, of her mother's estate, on her father marrying his second wife.)
Jores Hansen was a carpenter by trade, and November, 1662, his name appears among the catechumens of the Reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn, and in 1677 his and his wife's names also appear among the members of the Reformed Dutch Church of Flatbush, where he then appears to have resided.
In 1683, "Joris Hansen" was assessed in Brooklyn, one poll £18; two horses £24; three cows £25; two do. of 3 years £4; one do. of 2 years £2 10s.; two do. of 1 year £3; and 12 morgens of land £24; total £110 10s.
In September, 1687, his name appears among those residing in Brooklyn who took the oath of allegiance to the British government, in which year from a deed it appears he owned land in "Brookland," bounded on one side by
[Footnotes on Page 117]:
1Jan Strycker, the common ancestor of the Stryckers or Strykers of King's county and vicinity, emigrated from the village of Ruinen, in Drenthe, in the Netherlands in 1652, and married (1st), Lambertje Seubering, the mother of Sara; m. (2d), April 30th, 1679, Swantje Jans, widow of Cornelis De Potter; and m. (3d), April 22d, 1687, Teuntje Teunis, widow of Jacob Hellakers.
The following is a fac simile of his signature: [Sorry, image not available at this time--Webmaster]
land which Sophia Van Loedsteyn1 conveyed to Jurian Hendrickse Vander Breets.
In January and April, 1689, he served as a member of the grand jury of the court of sessions. In April, 1690, Joores Hansen (Bergen), Hendrick Claasen, and Jan Gerretse (Van Cowenhoven), were sworn in as commissioners of Brooklyn by said court, of which at the time he was a grand juryman.
At the same court Joores Hansen (Bergen), and Jacob Brouwer petitioned "concerning the making off a new highway about the hills, it is ordered to lay out the said highway and to bring in an answer to the next court that no towne or inhabitants off this county are against itt."
In December, 1695, George Hansen (Bergen) requested the court to be allowed to inclose his lands all together, between "Brookland" town and Flatbush, and for the making of a new highway within his lands, between said towns, etc. (See Records of Court of Sessions.) It is probable that the original road from Brooklyn to Flatbush was by the way of Bedford, and so through the Clove near the Penitentiary, thus avoiding the hills; that the road known as the Port road, which led to Brower's mill and to Brooklyn, passing the residence of the late Theodorus Polhemus, and in part between his farm and that late of Adrian Cortelyou, was the second road established to Flatbush; and that the new highway referred to in the above application was the road across the high hills, since known as the main road and turnpike to Flatbush.
Brower's mill, since Freecke's, was the oldest mill in Brooklyn; that of Denton, on the same road, being of later date. The road from these mills across Freecke's mill
[Footnotes on Page 118]:
1Sophia Van Loedsteyn or Lodensteyn was the wife of Carel de Beauvois, schoolmaster of Brooklyn, whom she married in Holland, and who was dead at this date.
dam to the village of Brooklyn, by the way of Red Hook lane, was made and opened in the beginning of the present century, and was not in existence at the time of the battle of Long Island, as pictured out in Field's account of said battle in the 2d volume of the Transactions of the Long Island Historical Society. In the younger days of the writer this road was known as the shun pike, enabling the residents of Gowanus, Yellow Hook and the Narrows, to reach Brooklyn ferry without paying toll, and shortening, rather than increasing the distance. At this period the Port road (although between Gowanus and Flatbush it was very narrow, rough and hilly, and materially increased the distance), was used by some of the Flatbush farmers as their route to the ferry, they preferring, in consequence of their economical habits, to use a poor road and riding a mile out of the way to paying a few cents toll.
At a town meeting held at Bedford, April 20th, 1697 (lib. 3, p. 133, con. King's county register's office), Capt. Henry Filkin, Jacob Vanderwater, Daniel Rapale, Jores Hansen (Bergen), John Dorlandt, and Cornelius Van Duyn, were chosen to divide all their common lands, not yet laid out or divided, "to each ffreeholder of said towne his Equall and just proportion in all the common lands abovesaid except those that has but an house and a home lott which are only to have but half share of the lands aforesaid."
In 1690, Jores Hansen (Bergen), Hendrick Claasen (Vechte), and Jan Gerbritse were elected commissioners of Brooklyn, and re-elected each successive year until 1699.
At a town meeting held April 29th, 1699, in "Brook-land for election of townsmen to take charge of towne matters, to defend the limits and bounds, and to lay out some part thereof in lots, to make laws and orders for the best of the inhabitants, and to raise a small tax to defray town charges," etc., Benjamin Vander Water, Jores
Hansen (Bergen), and Jan Gerritse Dorlant were elected (lib. 2, p. 191, con. King's county register's office). In 1701 and 1702, "Capt. Jores Hansen" (Bergen), "Jacob Hansen" (Bergen), and Cornelius Van Duyn, were chosen to defend town rights, etc. (lib. 2, pp. 225 and 227 of con. King's county, register's office).
September 13th, 1698, Marretje Garitse, widow of Nicholas Janse,1 baker, late of the city of New York, deceased, conveyed for £176 and 11s. to "George Hansen of Brookland, premises in Brooklyn containing 39 acres and 40 rods, Dutch measure, as in fence and in possession of said George, bounded southeast by land of Jurian Andriese; northwest by land of Jacob Hansen (Bergen), and land of Derrick Janse Woortman;2 southwest by Gowanos Kill; and northeast by the king's highway; formerly in the possession of Gerrit Wolfersen (Couwenhoven), as per patent to said Gerrit of Gov. Wm. Kieft, "of March 11th, 1647: also the just and equal part of all
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1May 12th, 1668, Nicholas Jansen, baker, of Dutch descent, received a patent for two parcels of land at "Comunipau" or Communipaw, New Jersey, from Philip Carteret, which he bought Dec. 20th, 1667, from Fitje Hartmans, widow of Michael Jansen. He m. (1st), Annetje, sister of Fitje Hartmans. (2d), Marretje Garitse, and resided at one period in Pearl street, in 1665 in Water street, New York, but probably at no time in New Jersey. His property in Pearl street was valued in 1674 at $1,500. In 1686 his widow resided on the west side of Whitehall street, between State and Pearl.
A "Nicholas Backer" (the Dutch for Baker), was assessed in Brooklyn in 1675, one poll, one horse, three cows, three do. of 2 years, two do of 1 year, six hogs, and eighteen morgens of land and valley, the latter at £36, and the whole £97 10s., who probably was the Nicholas Janse whose widow sold his land to George Hansen Bergen.
2Woortman's plantation of 20 morgens, was patented Sept. 11th, 1642, to Jan Mange. Jan. 29th, 1652, Pieter Linde, who married Mange's widow, sold the premises to Barent Janse. August 23d, 1674, Jan Barentsen, Auke Janse (Van Nuyse), and Simon Hansen (Van Noortstrant), as guardians of the minor children of Barent Janse, deceased, and Styntje Pieters, his widow, sold the same to Derrick Janse Woortman, who immigrated to this country in 1647.
that Hook or Neck of land in said township, containing 55 Dutch rods broad, and 250 Dutch rods long, bounded south by land of Jacob Brower;1 north by land of Machael Hansen (Bergen); west by Gowanos Kill or Mill Creek; and east by the common woods; together with all the meadows included in the bounds aforesaid; said Hook or Neck of land being formerly in the possession of Jan Evertse bout as per patent of Governor Nicolls, of April 1, 1668, and now in possession of said George."2 The patent of March 11th, 1647, to Gerrit Wolfersen (Cowen-hoven), of the above first referred to plot, describes the same as follows: "land lying at Recheweck,3 both the maize land and the woodland on the marsh of the Gowanos Kill, between the land of Jacob Stoffelsen4 and Frederick Lubertsen, extending from the aforesaid marsh till into the woods next the land of said Frederick till to the land of Andries Hudden; northeast by north a little
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1Jacob Brower was one of the sons of Adam Brouwer Berckhoven (the Brouwer meaning brewer, which was probably one time Adam's occupation). Jacob or Jacobus married, Feb. 4th, 1682, Annetje, daughter of William, a son of Dominie Everardus Bogardus and Annetje Janse, of Trinity Church property memory, as per p. 21 of Pearson's Genealogies of the First Settlers of Albany.
2See lib. 2, p. 181, of con. of King's county, register's office. Nicholas Janse, Baker, and Andries Jurianse were testamentary heirs of Jan Evertse Bout.
3The Indian name of Brooklyn.
4Jacob Stoffelsen was born in 1601 (Colonial History New York, vol. 1, 194), came from Zierikzee, a kanton in Zeeland at an early date, residing in New Amsterdam in 1633, when he was commissary of stores, and in 1638 and 9 was overseer of the company's negroes (New York Colonial Mss., 1, p. 84). He was chosen one of the "Twelve" in 1641, in which year he is said to have removed to Ahasimus, N. J., where he hired the company's bouwery in 1656, and where he continued to reside until his death, in 1677. In 1639 he married the widow of Cornelis Van Voorst, and after her death married the widow of Jacob Walingen Van Hoorn, by whom two children, Stoffel and Jacobus. May 7th, 1664, he obtained a patent from Director Stuyvesant for a tract of land at "Horsimus." After his death his widow married Casper Steinments.
northerly 148 rods; behind through the woods till to the land of the said aforesaid Jacob Stoffelsen, southeast by east 80 rods; next the land of Jacob Stoffelsen aforesaid till to the aforesaid marsh southwest a little westerly 165 rods; along the valley to the place of beginning 60 rods, with a small projecting point, amounting in all to 19 morgen, 341 rods." This plot evidently fronted on the main road leading from Flatbush and the village of Brooklyn1 to the ferry, extending back to the Gowanus creek, and is included in the plot designated as land of G. Martense on Butts's map of Brooklyn.
In 1698, Jores Hansen Bergen's family, as per census of "Brookland," consisted of "1 man, 1 woman and 11 children, and 2 slaves:" in the same year and in 1702, he was an elder in the church in Brooklyn. In 1690, at a town meeting he was elected one of the trustees or commissioners of common lands, which office he held until 1702.
From 1698 to 1700 inclusive, he was a member of the grand jury, of which in 1700 he was foreman. In 1700 he was captain of the foot company of militia of "Brookland." February 14th, 1701-2, Capt. Jores Hansen (Bergen); Jacob Hansen (Bergen), and Cornelius Van Duyn, trustees of "Brookland," and Cornelius Van Brunt, Peter Cortelyou, and Aert Van Pelt, trustees of New Utrecht, made an agreement in relation to the settlement of a portion of the boundary line between Brooklyn and New Utrecht, in pursuance of which the line has since been held. The line agreed upon is as follows: "Beginning at a pond lying and being by and between the house of Agyas Van
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1The village of Brooklyn was originally located on the present Fulton avenue, in the vicinity of the junction of Smith and Hoyt streets with said avenue, and south-east of the present city hall; more than a mile from the ferry.
Dyke (since of Tunis J. Bergen, and afterwards of his son Cornelius Bergen), of said town of Brookland, and the house of Thomas Sharax (late of the heirs of Winant J. Bennet [ERRATA: For "Winant J. Bennet," read "Winant I. Bennet" in the 3d and 4th lines of page 123.]), of said town of New Utrecht where the water runs into the Salt water River by a certain fence; thence stretching away South East one Degree Southerly 288 English Rods to a white Oak tree on the East side of the path leading from New Utrecht to the Gowanos so called in the Township of Brookland, said Tree1 being marked on two sides, and being formerly the old marked tree between said Towns." The above agreement is recorded in lib. 4, pp. 237 and 238 of con., in office of register of King's county.
The said Jores Hansen, Jacob Hansen, and Cornelius Van Duyn, as trustees of said town and by virtue of power conferred upon them, caused that part of the common woodlands of Brooklyn east of the Port road and south and east of Bedford, to be surveyed, divided into three divisions of 62 lots each, and apportioned the lots among the freeholders and inhabitants of said town; one of said divisions being made on the 14th day of March, 1701-2, another on the 14th day of November, 1702, and the other on the 11th day of February, 1702-3. (See deed of Jeronimus Rapalje and Michael Hansen of Jan. 2d, 1730-1, recorded lib. 5, p. 96, of con., King's county register's office. For an account of the lots see lib. 5, p. 94, of con. in do.)
In 1701, "Jores Hansen," among others, was fined
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1T. G. Bergen, when supervisor of New Utrecht, and Martenus Bergen, when supervisor of the 8th and 9th wards of Brooklyn, placed a granite monument, marked with the letter P, on the site occupied by this tree; said tree, in consequence of its decayed center, had many years previously blown down, breaking off above the surface of the ground, leaving an outer circle or rim of wood and bark, a portion of which was remaining at the time, within the line of which the monument was placed.
eight shillings for not bringing his negro slave Mink before the court, as more fully referred to under Michael Hansen Bergen. [Ed. -- Here is that text:]
September 22d, 1701, Tam, a slave of Michael Hansen (Bergen), and Mink, a slave of Joris Hansen (Bergen), with other slaves, were convicted in the court of sessions of having, late in the night of the 15th instant, assaulted and dangerously wounded Entreato Jack, a slave of Cornelis Van Duyn, and of disturbing the peace by drinking, fighting, and hallooing all night. Entreato Jack, who was also convicted of having commenced the fight, and the two other negroes, were sentenced to receive thirteen lashes apiece on their naked backs, and to be imprisoned until their masters paid a fine of 20s. each. Michael Hansen (Bergen) and Joris Hansen (Bergen), and others, were fined 8s. each for not bringing their slaves before the court. Marta Simson, the tavern keeper at Flatbush, was fined 26s. for selling liquor to the negroes. The tavern at the time was kept in the building used for a court house and jail.
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In 1703, 4 and 5, Capt. George Hansen (Bergen) was supervisor of Brooklyn, and in 1703 chairman of the board. In 1706 he was assessed for 76 acres of arable land in Brooklyn; and January 3d of the same year, he with others was styled "pretended deacons of Brookland," in a warrant issued by Governor Cornbury, ordering them to deliver the church property to Dominie Freeman. This was during the unfortunate troubles in the Reformed Dutch Churches of Long Island, between Dominie Freeman and Dominie Antonides, and their respective followers, during which the former, with his friends, broke open the doors of the church in Brooklyn, to gain possession thereof, and a duel came very near being fought between Colonel Beeckman and Colonel Filkin, two of the leading men of the colony. This dispute commenced in 1702, and was finally settled in 1714, by agreeing to receive and support both ministers, who were to preach alternately in all their churches. During these troubles for at least a portion of the time, George Hansen Bergen was an elder of the church in Brooklyn, joining in the call for a minister from Holland, which brought over Antonides, with whom he sided.
His name also appears among the freeholders of Brooklyn in the deed of January 10th, 1723, to Hans Bergen, hereinbefore referred to.
In the October court of sessions in 1736, two suits were pending of Hendrick Stryker vs. George Bergen, claiming £35 damages in each; two of George Bergen, Jr., vs. George Bergen, the one claiming £73 15 s., and the other £98 due. The George Bergen in these suits must have been George Hansen Bergen; the George Bergen, Jr., his son Joris or George; and Hendrick Stryker, a son of
Hendrick, the brother of Sara Stryker, the wife of said George Hansen. If correct in designating George Hansen as the George Bergen referred to in the suits, then he must have been 87 years old at this date.
The following is a fac simile of his signature: [Sorry, image not available at this time--Webmaster]
21. I. Lammertje, baptized Dec. 26th, 1679, in New Utrecht; witnesses: Jannetje Joris Rapalie, and Jan Strykker."
22. II. Sara, baptized March 13th, 1681, in Flatbush; witnesses: "Teunis Gisbrechts Boogaard, and Swaantje Strykker."
23. III. Aaltje, baptized Oct. 15th, 1682, in New Utrecht; witnesses: "Machiel Hansz Bergen, and Aaltje Strykker."
24. IV. Hans, baptized August 31st, 1684, in New Utrecht; witnesses: "Abraham Jorisz (Brinckerhoff), and Hendrick Strykker."
25. V. Jannetje, baptized May 27th, 1688, in Brooklyn; witnesses: "Jakob Hansen (Bergen), and Eytje Stryckers."
26. VI. Annetje, baptized March 9th, 1689-90.
27. VII. Jan, baptized May 17th, 1694, in Brooklyn; witnesses: "Stoffel Parabasko, and Femmetje Teunis" (Denyse).
28. VIII. Brechtje, baptized May 24th, 1696, New York records; witnesses: Jan and Agnietje Berry.
29. IX. Joris.
29.a X. Catharine.
LIBER 11.Military: He was captain of a company of militia in Brooklyn in 1700.3
Page 174.--Rip Van Dam, Esq., President, etc. Whereas, JORIS HANS BERGEN, of Brookland, in Kings County, died intestate, Letters of Administration are granted to his eldest son, George Bergen, September 30, 1731.
|ii.||Sarah Jorise (~1681-)|
|12||iv.||Hans Joris (~1684-1726)|
|iii.||Jurrian (Died as Child) (ca1678-)|
LIBER 16.29 Eytie STRYCKER.2 Born about 1654 in Ruinen, Drenthe, Netherlands. Eytie died after 1705 in New Amsterdam. Alias/AKA: Eytie or Ida.2
Page 440.--In the name of God, Amen, November 27, 1744. I, JOHN PROBASCO, of Jamaica, in Queens County, yeoman, being in health. I leave to my son, Reynier Probasco, my dwelling house, barn, and homestead in Jamaica, with all farming utensils, wagons, etc. I leave to my eldest son, Stoefell, £10, in consideration of his birthright. To my daughter Sarah, £20, to furnish her with handsome furniture equal with her married sisters; Also a negro girl. I leave to my 4 daughters, Yanitie, wife of Gerritt Dorland, Idagh, wife of Jacob Lott, Sarah, and Ariantie, wife of Minard Van Sickle, £500. All the rest to my children, Stoefell, John, Abraham, Reynier, Yanitie, Idagh, Sarah, and
Ariantie. My son Reynier is to pay to my executors £200, to be divided among the rest of my children.
Witnesses, John Rhodes, John Dorland, Benjamin Hirchman. Proved, before Samuel Clowes, Esq., May 1, 1749.
LIBER 10.On 2 Oct 1681 Frederick Hendricksen married Dinah JANSE, in Flatbush, Kings County, New York.
Page 332.--In the name of God, Amen, November 19, 1712. I, FREDERICK HENDRICKSEN VAN LEAU, of Jamaica, in Queens County, Gentleman, being weak in body. I leave the use of all my estate, real and personal, to my wife Dinah, which is not already given to my sons by deed of sale, also £150, and she is to have an equal proportion with my daughters in all my estate, to be at her disposal, "but among my children." And she shall pay to my daughters, Greta, Dinah, Elizabeth, and Analche, when they are married, or of age, equal to what my daughter Mary Probasco, hath received. After my wife's decease my house and lands and meadows and rights are to be sold at vendue among my children. If my wife should die before my youngest daughter is capable of earning her own living, "something is to be allowed for her bringing up." If either of my sons, John, Henry, and Frederick, should die without issue, the rest shall inherit his share. As I have given to my son Frederick by deed, land in the Jerseys I leave him, £5, "and when he shall come of
age to work upon his land in ye Jerseys, my son Henry is to allow him a year's board if he is single." My estate in Holland, if ever it be obtained, is to be divided among my children.
Witnesses, Rem Dorlant, Hannah Dean, Benjamin Woolsey. Proved, June 6, 1726.
|viii.||Elizabeth (ca. 1700-)|
|ix.||Fematie (Died as Child) (1706-1711)|
Page 15.--In the name of God, Amen. I, DINAH HENDRICKSEN VAN LEAW, of Jamaica, in Queens County, widow of Fredrick Hendricksen Van Leow. I leave all my estate to my children, Johanes, Mary, wife of Jacob Probasco, of New Jersey, Yeoman, Henry, Grietie Van Leaw wife of John Striker, of New York, Dinah, wife of Volkert Dircksen, Frederick [Van Leaw], Elizabeth, wife of Evert Van Wicklen, and Altie, wife of John Dorland. And whereas by the will of my husband, dated November 19, 1712, my daughter Altie, wife of John Dorland, may have some difficulty in having her share, as she has no children, my other children are to secure her 1/6 of the estate. My two old negroes are to choose which of my children they will live with. I make my son Hendrick and my sons-in-law John Dorland and John Striker, executors.
Dated June 4, 1736. Witnesses, Abraham Lott, Benjamin Hinchman, Isaac Lott. Proved, December 30, 1740.