196. JOHANNES or JOHN BERGEN, born Sept. 23d, 1764; died August 12th, 1824, of typhus fever; m. April 23d, 1793, Rebecca, dau. of Samuel Stryker,1 of Gravesend,
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1Samuel Stryker was a descendant of Jacob Gerritse Strycker, a tailor by trade, who emigrated to this country in 1651, and as near as can be ascertained was a brother of Jan Strycker, who emigrated from Rhuynen, in Drenthe, Holland, in 1652, and settled in Flatbush. Jacob Gerretse settled at first in New Amsterdam of which place he was schepen in 1655, 1656, 1658, 1660, and 1663. In 1660, he and his wife, Ytie (Ida) Huybrechts, are entered on Dominie Selyn's list of old church members as removed to New Amersfoort (Flatlands). From his being schepen in 1663, it may be inferred that he returned to New Amsterdam for a time. In 1667, his name and that of his wife appear as of Flatlands on Dominie Van Zuuren's lists of church members. In 1687 he took the oath of allegiance in Flatlands, and in 1688, as per Dominie Van Zuuren's church books, he died. His children were Gerret, of Flatlands, who died in 1695, m. December, 1683, Wyntie Cornelise Boomgaert (afterwards written Bougaert and the ancestor of the New Jersey Bogerts in the 14th line of the foot noteon page 295.]), who died in Gravesend in 1700. A Gerret Strycker, supposed to bethis Gerret, appointed sheriff of King's county by Gov. Dongan, in 1688. Have seen no account of other children, unless Altje Strycker, wife of Abraham Voorhies, ofFlatlands, whose name appears on a deed of 1687, was one.
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Gerrit, son of Jacob Gerritse, had issue: Gezina, bapt. Dec. 9th, 1677; Jannetje, bapt. Dec. 26th, 1679, m. Thomas Lake; Jacob, bapt. August 27th, 1682, m. Martha (???), and settled on the Raritan, New Jersey; Gerret, bapt. Nov. 23d, 1684, settled on Stryker's bay, on the west side of Manhattan Island; Geesje, bapt. Jan. 11th, 1685; Maria; Catharine; Cornelis, of Gravesend, born (???), 1691, died Oct. 23d, 1769, m. Rebecca Hubbard, (supposed) dau. of James, of Gravesend, born 1700, died Sept. 8th, 1787; and Gerretje, bapt. Nov. 14th, 1694, (supposed) m. Oct. 11th, 1709, Jan Wyckoff.
Cornelis, son of Gerrit and Wintie, had issue: Garret, born March 2d, 1729, died Sept. 27th, 1779, m. June 26th, 1756, Ida Van Deventer, born Nov. 28th, 1734, died Feb. 7th, 1810, and (supposed) resided in Gravesend and Flatlands; Hanna, born Feb. 13th, 1733, died Oct. 1st, 1807, m. May 31st, 1751, Mighiel Stryker, of Flatbush; Samuel, of Gravesend, born Oct. 20th, 1737, died Feb. 7th, 1828, m. Nov. 27th, 1768, Maritje Schenck, dau. of Stephen Janse, born March 17th or May 29th, 1739, died May 13th, 1813; Cornelius, of Gravesend, born May 2d, 1739, died Feb. 6th, 1829, m. Maria Lake, born July 2d, 1748, died July 3d, 1837; and Elizabeth, born Sept. 28th, 1741.
Samuel, of Gravesend, son of Cornelis and Rebecca, had issue: Cornelius, born August 21st, 1769, died Dec. 2d, 1794; Anny, born Sept. 24th, 1771; Altie (twin), bp. Oct. 11th, 1771; Rebecca, born Jan. 8th, 1774, died Jan. 28th, 1850, m. April 23d, 1793, John Bergen, of Flatlands; Stephen, born Dec. 9th, 1776, died June 1st, 1851, m. March 15th, 1796, Annatie or Johanna, dau. of Tunis Bergen, of Gowanus; Garret, born Aug. 15th, 1781, died Feb. 6th, 1861, m. September, 1801, Catherine Ryder, born April 1st, 1783, died July 4th, 1850; and Maria, born (???), died May 13th, 1813, single.
The following is facsimile of Jacob Strycker, the emigrant's signature: [Sorry, image not available at this time--Webmaster]
born Jan. 8th, 1774, died Jan. 28th, 1850. Will dated April 27th, 1821, proved Oct. 27th, 1825, recorded lib. 3, p. 78, of wills, surrogate's office, King's county. Rebecca's will is dated April 28th, 1843, recorded lib. 12, p. 31, of wills, surrogate's office, King's county.