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Bergen County 
Historical Society 

Twentieth Annual Report 




Number Fifteen 
192 1 - 1922 



BERGEN COUNTY 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

TWENTIETH 

ANNUAL REPORT 




Hon. William Mindred Johnson, LL.D. 
(Biographical Sketch on Page 20) 



Bergen County 
Historical Society 



Twentieth 
Annual Report 



NUMBER FIFTEEN 



1921—1922 
Hackensack, New Jersej 






Form of Bequest 

I give, devise and bequeath to the Bergen County 

Historical Society the sum of 

Dollars the interest of which is to be used for the 
maintenance and support of the Society. 



Or as follows: 

I give, devise and bequeath to the Bergen County 
Historical Society the sum of 
Dollars for the maintenance and support of the Society. 



By Transfer 

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Contents 

PAGE 

Aims of the Society 8 

The Museum 9 

Officers for the Yf.ak 1921-1922 10 

Standing Committees for the Year 1921-1922 11 

President's Ax ntal Report 13 

Hon. William Mindred Johnson, LL.D 20 

Secretary 's Ann tat. Report 24 

Treasurer's Annual Report 26 

Curator 's Annual Report 28 

Report of the Women 's Auxiliary 31 

Report of Archives and Property Committee 34 

Report of Committee on Ancient Cemeteries 42 

Rfport of Camp Merritt Memorial Committee. . . . 43 

Report of Committee on Church History 46 

The First Presbyterian Church, Rutherford, X. J.. 46 

Grace Church, Rutherford 51 

Story of Grace Church Family, 1895-1915 59 

Story of Grace Church Family, 1915-1922 01 

History of the Rutherford .Methodist Episcopal 

Church 67 

The Rutherford Congregational Church 74 

The Unitarian Society of Rutherford 77 

The Baptist Church of Rutherford 7!) 

History of the Growth of Christian Science in Ruth- 
erford, X. J 83 

History .if the Catholic Church in Rutherford, X. J. 84 

Report of the Committee ox Current History..'.. 88 

Bergen County Motorcycle Police Organized 88 

Englewood's Fiftieth Anniversary 90 

Roosevelt School. Ridgefield Park, Laying of Cor- 
ner Stone 90 

Ramapo .Mountaineers 91 

William A. Linn Memorial Resolutions 91 

Camp Merritt Fires 92 

East Rutherford Memorial Monument Unveiling... 92 

David Ackerman Fell, Ninetieth Birthday 92 

Bergen County Sentry Booths Established 93 

chestnut Ridge Rest Farm Founded 94 

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Contents (Continued) 

Eepoet Current History Comm. (Cont.) : page 

Englewood Liberty Pole, Dedication of 94 

Sons of the American Revolution, Pilgrimage by 94 

Judge Milton Demarest, Death of 94 

Henry Hudson Drive, Opening of 94 

County Seat, Name Legally Changed 96 

Route*No. 10 Opened. 97 

New Hackensack Hospital Building 98 

Mrs. James A. Romeyn, Death of 98 

Walter G. Winne, Testimonial Dinner to 98 

Camp Merritt Memorial Contract Awarded 99 

Health Work by the Local Center 99 

"Sehuyl" Doremus Honored 99 

Bergen County Hospitals, Opening of 100 

Thomas H. Cummings,, Death of 100 

Theodore Boettger President Tunnel Commission 100 

Report of Committee on Genealogy and Biography 102 

Report of Historic Sites and Events Committee. . 104 
Report of Committee on Lutheran Church and 

Cemetery Site Marker 106 

Report of Membership Committee 108 

Report of Publication Committee 108 

Report of Publicity Committee 109 

Report of Scrap Book Committee 110 

A Song of Bergen (Poem by Anna A. V. Dater) . . 110 

The First White Child 112 

The Ryersons 113 

Naming Englewood 113 

New Barbadoes Neck 114 

Report of Topographical and Historical Geography 

Committee — Bergen County Watersheds 115 
Report of Committee on Wars and Revolutionary 

Soldiers' Graves 116 

Addendum to Dr. Adams' Report 119 

Report of Nominating Committee 124 

In Memoriam 126 

Honorary and Life Members 127 

List of Members 128 

Index to Historical Papers Published 135 

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Illustrations and Tailpieces 

PAGE 

Old Books and Spectacles Front Cover 

Hon. William Mindred .Johnson, LL.D Frontispiece 

Old Shovel, Tongs and Bellows 19 

Candlestick, Snuffeb and Extinguishes 30 

Cooking Pot, Toaster and Wood Ladle 33 

Signboard from John A. Hopper's Tavern 35 

Hat and Cloak Worn by Capt. Nathaniel Board. . . 37 

Brass Cloak Buckles with Board Coat-of-Arms . . . 37 

Treaty of Paris Plate 37 

Capt. Nathaniel Board's Hat and Hat Box 37 

Lath, Clay and Straw Binder from Berdan House. 41 

Primitive Furnace and Iron Pot 41 

Bergen County Indian Relics 41 

Very Old Candlestand 45 

First Presbyterian Church, Rutherford — Old and 

Present Edifices 49 

Grace Protestant Episcopal Church, Rutherford 66 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Rutherford 66 

Congregational Church, Rutherford 76 

Unitarian Church, Rutherford 76 

Baptist Church, Rutherford— Old and Present 

Edifices 81 

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Rutherford.. 85 

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Rutherford. . 85 

Brass-Bound Cedar Tit, and Soft Soap Sheli s 7 

Bergen County Motorcycle Police 89 

Dedicating the Englewood Liberty Pole 95 

''The Hermitage," Ridgewood, N. J 95 

( Opening the Henry Hudson Drive 95 

The Beroen County Isolation Hospital 101 

Powder Horn, Him/let Mould and Billets 103 

Pail Revere Tin Lantern 105 

Lutheran Church Site Marker 1<>7 

Poor Memorial Monument, Hackensace 117 

Quill Pen and Sand Shakeb 134 

Bootjack and Shoe Lasts 149 

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The Aims of This Society 



make research into historical facts and 
collect data relating thereto : 



To suitably mark by Monument or Tab- 
let sites of historic interest to preserve them 
from oblivion; 

To collect and preserve genealogical records 
and family traditions ; 

To cultivate a spirit of Patriotism, which is love 
of Country, and aid to respect and uphold its 
laws ; 

To foster National, State, Local and Family 
Pride, and the Intellectual Cultivation and De- 
velopment of its members. 



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Bergen County Historical Society 

Organized, 11)02 — Incorporated, 1907 

Assembly Rooms 

Depository of Records and Museum 

Johnson Public Library Building 

Hackensaok, New Jersey 

HE MUSEUM on the second floor of the Johnson 
Public Library Building is open to the public every 
weekday from 2 to 5 P. M. During the twenty 



years of the Society's existence many gifts and some pur 
chases of articles of historic interest, gathered mainly 
from the early homes of Bergen County, have been mad.-. 
This collection now numbers approximately two thousand 
pieces, and to our Curator, Mrs. Frances A. Westervelt, 
is largely due the credit for gathering and classifying 
these interesting relics of the past. Here may be seen a 
replica of the early Dutch tire-place, brick oven and ac- 
companying utensils; hardware of Colonial days; early 
pewter, pottery, glass and china; bells of the old Court 
House and the llackensack Academy, 1770; hand wrought 
iron tools and utensils; Max and wool spinning wheels; 
relics of the Revolutionary, L812, Mexican, Civil and 
Spanish Wars; early prints and maps. 

Every afternoon Airs. Westervelt talks on historical 
subjects, illustrated by the original articles used. Mem- 
bers of the Society are requested to come and bring or 
send their friends and their children. No cards of ad- 
mission are required. 



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Officers 

For the Fiscal Year 1921-1922 

Reid Howell, Butherford President 

Theodore Romaine, Hackensack Secretary 

James W. Mercer, Hackensack Treasurer 

Mrs. Frances A. Westervelt, Hackensack Curator 

VICE-PRESIDENTS 

William 0. Allison Englewood 

John Y. Dater Ramsey 

James E. Demarest Westwood 

John G. Demarest Oradell 

William P. Eager Hackensack 

George C. Felter, Jr Bogota 

Peter A. Kuhn Lyndhurst 

William J. Morrison, Jr Ridgefield Park 

William H. Roberts Closter 

Mrs. P. Christie Terhune Hackensack 

Carl M. Vail Ridgewood 

Robert J. G. Woods Leonia 

FORMER PRESIDENTS 

Hon. William M. Johnson, Hackensack 1902-03 

Cornelius Christie, Leonia 1903-04 

T. N. Glover, Rutherford 1904-05 

Hon. Cornelius Doremus, Ridgewood 1905-06 

Burton H. Albee, Paterson 1906-07 

Dr. Byron G. Van Horne, Englewood 1907-08 

Col. W. D. Snow, Hackensack 1908-09 

Hon. David D. Zabriskie, Ridgewood 1909-10 

Everett L. Zabriskie, Ridgewood 1910-11 

Howard B. Goetschius, Little Ferry 1911-12 

Matt J. Bogert, Demarest 1912-13 

Robert T. Wilson, Saddle River 1913-14 

Mrs. Frances A. Westervelt, Hackensack 1914-16 

Cornelius V. R. Bogert, Bogota 1916-18 

Arthur Van Buskirk, Hackensack 1918-19 

Lewis Marsena Miller, Leonia 1919-21 

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* Standing Committees 
For the Fiscal Year 1921-1922 

Women's Auxiliary 
Mrs. Harry Bennett, Teaneck, Chairman. 

Archives and Property 
Mrs. F. A. Westervelt, Hackensack, Chairman; Hon. 
William M. Johnson, Hackensack; Miss Saretta Dema- 
rest, Teaneck. 

Ancient Cemeteries 
Matt. J. Bogert, Demarest, Chairman. 

Camp Merritt Memorial 
Lewis Marsena Miller, Leonia, Chairman; William H. 
Roberts, Closter; Matt. J. Bogert, Hon. Edmund W. 
Wakelee, Demarest; William Conklin, Abram De Ronde, 
Dwight W. Morrow, Daniel E. Pomeroy, Dr. Byron G. 
Van Home, Englewood; Mrs. J. C. Barclay, J. W. Bin- 
der, Hon. William B. Mackay, Jr., George Van Buskirk, 
Hackensack; W r alter G. W T inne, Hasbrouck Heights; E. 
D. Paulin, Leonia ; Henry O. Havemeyer, Mahw ah ; Mrs. 
W. H. Stratton, Ridgewood; Mrs. A. Z. Bogert, River 
Edge ; Mrs. E. J. Luce, Douglas G. Wagner, Rutherford ; 
Gen. George B. Duncan, U. S. Army; Hon. Randolph Per- 
kins, Woodclirr Lake. 

Church History 
Walter Christie, Bergenfield, Chairman; Mrs. William 
T. Cooper, Rutherford; Dr. A. W. Ward, Closter. 

Current History 
Joseph Kinzley, Jr., Hackensack, Chairman; Mis. 
Charles S. Conklin, Hackensack. 

Genealogicw. am' Biographical 
Hiram Calkins, Ridgewood, Chairman; Everett L. 
Zabriskie, R. T. Wilson, Ridgewood. 



'Tin- President is ex-officio a member of nil committees. 

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Standing Committees (Continued) 

Historic Sites and Events 
Dr. James M. Hackett, Leonia, Chairman; William P. 
Eager, Hackensack. 

Marker for Lutheran Cemetery 
Arthur Van Buskirk, Hackensack, Chairman; Dr. 
Byron G. Van Home, Englewood; Mrs. F. A. Westervelt, 
Hackensack. 

Membership 
Cornelius V. R. Bogert, Bogota, Chairman. 

Political History 
Joseph A. Brohel, Hackensack, Chairman. 

Publication 
Mrs. Wendell J. Wright, Hackensack, Chairman; Mrs. 
Charles F. Adams, Hackensack. 

Freeholders Book, 1714-1794 
Orderly Book, N. J. Brigade, 1780 
Dr. Byron G. Van Home, Englewood, Chairman. 

Publicity 
J. W. Binder, Hackensack, Chairman. 

Scrap Book 
Eugene K. Bird, Hackensack, Chairman. 

Topographical and Historical Geography 
Mrs. Roscoe P. McClave, ClifTside Park, Chairman. 

Wars and Revolutionary Soldiers' Graves 
Dr. Charles F. Adams, Hackensack, Chairman; R. T. 
Wilson, Carl M. Vail, Ridgewood. 



Official Photographer 
John B. Allison, Englewood. 

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The President's Annual Report 

X March 4, 1902, a company interested in the 
formation of a Historical Society in Bergen 
County met in the Johnson Public Library. At 
that"conf erence a committee was appointed to perfect 
an organization. ( )n March 26th the Society was formed, 
a Constitution adopted and another committee appointed 
to nominate officers. 

The committee made its report to a meeting held April 
9, 1902, and Hon. William M. Johnson was elected first 
President. 

That was twenty years ago. 

During these twenty years the work of the society has 
been carried on with great success. To review its activi- 
ties one must turn over the many pages of its annual re- 
ports. The first annual dinner was held in Odd Fellows' 
Hall, Feb. 23, 1903. The second annual dinner was held 
Feb.' 22, 1904, in the hall of the < )ritani Field Club. And 
so on down the years, an annual dinner was held until the 
coming of the great war. The fifteenth annual meeting 
and dinner was held on April 21, 1917, at the Warner. 
Then the dinners were discontinued. Indeed, we have no 
printed reports of the annual meetings, nor of the work of 
the society for 1917 to 1919 and no year hook. But in 
1919 we have a report of the semi-annual meeting held 
October 2."), containing a list of the officers for 1919-20 and 
the president's address in which the seventeenth annual 
meeting is referred to as having been held on April 26, 
1919. Then follows the regular record and reporl of the 
eighteenth annual meeting L919-1920— number 13. 

The report of the nineteenth annual meeting of this 
societv held a year ago is ready for distribution and will 
he mailed out to the membership of the society at an 
early date. 

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To-night we celebrate our twentieth anniversary and 
resume our place about the festive board under the pro- 
visions of our Constitution, which says that "the Society 
shall hold the annual meeting on the Saturday nearest 
the 19th of April . . . and immediately thereafter pro- 
ceed to some suitable place and dine together. ' ' 

A year ago you placed upon me the responsibilities of 
the President of this Society. To-night you call for a 
report of my stewardship. 

The work and progress of the society for the fiscal 
year just closing is covered in the reports of the various 
committees, all of which will be found later in the printed 
Annual Report for 1921-22— No. 15. 

The reports of these committees are most encourag- 
ing, and it is my pleasure now to thank the chairmen 
and all the members of the various committees who have 
rendered assistance in furthering the work that has 
brought about a realization of many accomplishments. 

There is much at this time that I should like to say 
reminiscently and prospectively. But time forbids. 

The importance of the work and guardianship and de- 
velopment of an organization such as this demands 
greater attention than it is possible for us so occupied 
as we are in our work-a-day world to rightly give. This 
is to be regretted. Your president regrets it. There 
are so many things to do that are left undone. 

During the year, however, the society has grown — the 
Secretary's report shows a net increase in membership 
of about sixty. 

The Treasurer's report shows an unexpected and ap- 
preciated additional gift at Christmas time of $2,500.00 
from Mr. Wm. 0. Allison, and a present cash balance of 
$15,724.26. 

The Lutheran cemetery has been marked; the Poor 
monument has been altered and turned about; the plans 

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have been approved for a marble bench on the Green to 
mark the sighl of the Court House that was destroyed 
during the Revolution ( 1780) ; the Committee on Historic 
Sites and Events also have been empowered to proceed 
and mark the site of the temporary jail and Court House 
at Xoppo, in the Bamapo Valley at < lakland, and work on 
the memorial at Camp Merritt has been begun. 

These activities of the society are a step forward. 

And it is my pleasure further to remind you that on 
July fourth, last, in Rutherford, N. J., at the home of 
the President, Mr. John Ettl, a celebrated sculptor of 
Leonia, N. J., made known his willingness to present to 
this society a life-size ideal, bronze bust which he should 
make of Oritani, the Sachem of the Achkinkesliacky 
Indians ( 1557-1 (i()7). This generous offer of Mr. Ettl's 
was immediately accepted. At the September meeting 
of the Executive Committee the following resolution, 
submitted by Mr. William P. Eager, was unanimously 
adopted: 

"In view of the early history of Bergen County, in which the 
Aboriginal inhabitant played such an important part, it seems 
proper and fitting that the Historical Society of this County 
should have displayed within its museum a bust typifying the 
American Indian : 

"AND, WHEREAS, it has come to the notice of this Society 
that Mr. John Ettl, of Leonia, a distinguished sculptor, has ex- 
pressed himself as bein^ interested in having the wish of this 
society realised, 

"THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT our President 
convey to Mr. Ettl our appreciation of his interest with the hope 
that he will favor us with some such work from his own hands, 
and that, our President report hack to this society the result of 
his conference." 

Your president then immediately communicated with 
Mr. Ettl, enclosing a copy of the foregoing resolution. 
In a few days we were favored with a formal reply from 
Mr. Ettl, as follows: 

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Leonia, N. J., Oct. 3, 1921. 
Mr. Reid Howell, 
203 Wood Street, 
Rutherford, N. J. 

My dear Mr. Howell : 

I am recipient of your kind letter enclosing a copy of the 
resolution offered by Mr. William P. Eager, at the September 
meeting of the Executive Committee of the Bergen County His- 
torical Society in reference to the Indian bust. 

Our conversation at your home in reference to this matter is 
well remembered. I shall be pleased to create a bust, over life 
size, typifying the American Indian, which upon its completion 
I will present to the Bergen County Historical Society, with 
the provision that after its acceptance the bust will always be 
kept in the Society Museum. 

I shall study the subject this winter so that the bust will be 
ready for presentation in the later spring. 

If the Society has any particular type of American Indian in 
mind I trust you will inform me. 

Assuring you that this work will give me much pleasure, I am,. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) John Ettl. 

I am happy to inform you that the wish, so long enter- 
tained by this Society, is now to be realized. We shall 
have this bronze bust of Oritani, ready for the ceremonies 
of unveiling at our mid-year meeting. 

Added to these activities of the society, during the 
past year, we must include the program that has been 
laid out for historical contests among high school pupils- 
of the county, and the provision, too, for the awarding 
of six cash prizes of $25.00 each. 

These prizes are offered to our high school pupils 
through the courtesy and generosity of Henry J. Wost- 
brock, Midland Park; C. H. Earle, Hackensack; Clyde 
Ackerman Bogert, Eiver Edge ; John M. Contant, Hack- 
ensack, and the Hackensack Rotary Club, of Hackensack. 

The Henry J. Wostbrock prize of $25.00 will be 
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awarded to the pupil wlm shall write the besl legend of 
not loss than 1,000 words, concerning the Indian Canoe 
which is in the museum of the Historical Society. 

The C. H. Earle prize of $25.00 will be awarded to the 
pupil who shall write the best detective story or tragedy, 
of not less than 1,500 words, to be suggested by the 
Hangman's Weights which are also in the museum. 

The Clyde Ackerman Bogert prize of $25.00 will be 
awarded to the pupil who shall write the best historical 
poem, having for its subject authentic events relative to 
Bergen County history. 

The John M. Contant prize of $25.00 will be awarded 
to the pupil who shall write the best romance of not loss 
than 1,500 words, entitled, "A Romance in a Dutch 
Kitchen." The inspiration for this story is to be found 
in the old Dutch kitchen exhibit, a perfect reproduction, 
which can be seen at the museum of the Society in 
Hackensack. 

The Hackensack Rotary Club prize of $25.00 will he 
awarded to the pupil presenting the best ideal portrait 
sketch of the Sachem Oritani (Orataney 1(545), and 

The Hackensack Rotary Club prize of $25.00 will be 
awarded to the pupil presenting the best ideal portrait 
sketch of Hackensack the Indian Chief of the Achkinke- 
shacky tribe of Indians. These sketches may he in 
miniature or life size and executed in pen and ink, pencil, 
crayons, water colors or oils. All these prizes have been 
placed at the Society's disposal in the hope that a greater 
interest in matters historical concerning Bergen County 
may be stimulated among the pupils of the County High 
Schools. 

The activities of the Women's Auxiliary will be found 
in Mrs. Harry Bennett's report in the Year Book. 

The details of the work of the Executive Committee 
and the report of the mid year meeting are spread in full 
on the minutes kept of the monthly meetings. These 

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minutes from time to time are filed in the archives of 
the society. 

I regret to report that it has heen found impossible 
as yet to formulate any definite plan for the restoration 
and upkeep of the long list of old cemeteries of historic 
interest, which are falling into decay in different parts 
of the County. The expense incurred would be enor- 
mous, but we hope these old cemeteries ultimately will be 
at least marked, and the sites sufficiently preserved to 
prevent their becoming wholly obliterated. Under the 
Palisades along the Henry Hudson Drive, near the Engle- 
wood approach, is one of these old cemeteries where we 
find the names of Van Wagoner, and Woolsey, White- 
lock, Becker, Bloomer and Crum, and also the names of 
Henry Allison and his wife, Sarah Marks. I have the 
assurance of the Interstate Park Commission that this 
old cemetery will be suitably walled about. May the 
tourist who goes by rest himself here at this historic 
shrine and in imagination people this scene about him 
with activities of the times and of those who lie buried 
here, and contrast them with the stir and bustle of the 
present day. 

I trust we all rightly appreciate Mr. William 0. Alli- 
son's interest in this society, as shown by his frequent 
gifts. And also the interest of Mr. Wm. M. Johnson, 
who was our first president and through whose courtesy 
and generosity the society has had a home in the hand- 
some stone structure — the Johnson Free Public Library 
Building — and where too its 2000 relics of historic in- 
terest and value, during these past twenty years, have 
been safely and securely housed and that without expense. 

On this twentieth anniversary, though Mr. Wm. M. 
Johnson has found it impossible to be with us, you will 
find his name on the program as our honored and dis- 
tinguished guest. A brief sketch of his life is appended 
to my report herewith. 

During the past year the meetings of the Executive 
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Committee have been well attended. I appreciate very 
much the help and cooperation I have bad from all its 
members, and from Mrs. Westervelt, our Curator, who 
despite illness and trouble has been so loyal and faithful 
to the duties of her office, and whose report is full of in- 
terest concerning recent acquisitions of the museum. 

To-night you again have made me your president for 
another year, and I appreciate the honor and the great 
obligation you are placing upon me. As I said a year 
ago: "It shall be my hope to observe and continue the 
standards of progress, which have been so patiently and 
carefully and securely established. In all of which I 
invite your cooperation." 




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Hon. William Mindred Johnson 

Addendum to the Peesident's Annual Report 

By Hon. Cornelius Doremus 

The subject of this sketch has been a leader in the civic 
life and affairs of Bergen County and of the State of 
New Jersey for nearly half a century, and to-day stands in 
the front rank of the men of affairs. He has also oc- 
cupied a high place in the National life. 

Hon. William M. Johnson (universally known and ad- 
dressed as "Senator Johnson") began life in the town 
of Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey. He was born 
December 2, 1847, at the ancestral home in that town. It 
is eminently desirable that Senator Johnson should have a 
fitting place in historical annals and events, he being of 
an ancestry famed as makers of history. In the Con- 
tinental army his paternal great grandfather, Henry 
Johnson, served as Captain. Another ancestor, Col. Jo- 
seph Beams, was also an officer in that army. The 
Provincial Congress, sitting in 1776-1777, had, as one of 
its distinguished members, his great great grandfather, 
Casper Schaeffer. The Secretary of State of New 
Jersey from 1861 to 1866 was Hon. Whitfield Schaeffer 
Johnson, father of the subject of this article. He was a 
lawyer and served as Prosecutor of the Pleas of Sussex 
County. Senator Johnson's mother was a sister of Chief 
Justice Henry Green, of the State of Pennsylvania. 

Mr. Johnson was a student at the Newton Collegiate 
Institute and the State Model School at Trenton. He 
graduated from Princeton University in 1867, which in- 
stitution conferred upon him in 1919 the; honorary degree 
of Doctor of Laws. He was admitted to the Bar of this 
State as an attorney in 1870 and counsellor in 1873. He 
resided in Trenton and practiced his profession there 
until 1874, at which time he located in Hackensack where 
he has since resided. His law practice was extensive 

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and lit' became the leader of the Bar in Bergen County 

and attained a place in the front rank of the Bar of the 
State. The writer of this sketch received from him the 
first impulse to engage in the study of law and studied 
in and graduated from his office. From the knowledge 
gained through many years of close and intimate pro- 
fessional relations, the writer can truthfully say he has 
never known a man of more keen intellect, profound 
knowledge of the law, and clear conceptions of intricate 
problems. As an advocate 1 in court, when in active prac- 
tice, he was brilliant and masterful, while now, in the 
quiet of the office he is a sage and wise counsellor. 
In the year 1911 Senator Johnson was elected President 
of the State Bar Association and has occupied many 
positions of importance connected with the legal pro- 
fession. 

As a citizen Mr. Johnson has given generously of his 
time, talent and money to the building up of not only his 
own city, Hackensack, but of the County and State as 
well as Nation. He has filled many offices of a political 
and civic character and has been prominent in educational 
matters. The Johnson Free Public Library on Main 
Street, Hackensack, originally costing $60,000, was 
erected by him and presented to the city. Subsequently, 
he added a large-wing with ample stack room and histori- 
cal museum. 

The splendid new building for the Hackensack Hospital 
was made possible by Mr, Johnson's liberality in the con- 
tribution of $200,000, this act being an incentive to citi- 
zens of the city and ether municipalities of the county 
who manifest an interest in the beneficent work of this 
ii,» hie institution. He also made the Hospital Association 
n gifl of the Nurses' Home, said to be one of the most 
complete in detail and equipment, as it is attractive in 
architectural lines, in the State of New Jersey. Mi-. 
Johnson likewise gave the hospital a Maternity Annex, 
connected with the original hospital building, which has 
become a conspicuous feature of that institution. 

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In financial matters Mr. Johnson is also prominent and 
successful. He was one of the promoters and organizers 
of the Hackensack National Bank, the oldest in the 
County, and a Director from the beginning. He or- 
ganized and became first President of the Hackensack 
Trust Company and remained President until a year ago 
when he became Chairman of the Board of Directors. 
The Hackensack National Bank and Hackensack Trust 
Company consolidated in 1922 and is now the Hacken- 
sack Trust Company, one of the largest in the State, and 
Mr. Johnson remains as Chairman of the Board. 

In politics Mr. Johnson has been active all his life. 
His idea is that it is a man's duty to take an active part 
Ir. politics in order to maintain a high standard in the 
administration of our public affairs. He has occupied 
important offices of the State and Nation and wielded 
great influence by virtue of his strong and impressive 
personality and great common sense and charm of man- 
ner. He is a real leader of men and his statesmanship 
is of the constructive type. Senator Johnson is a life 
long Republican. As far back as 1884 he was a member 
of the Republican State Committee. In 1888 and 1904 
he was a delegate to the Republican National Conven- 
tion, and in 1900 and 1904 he was chairman of the Repub- 
lican State Convention. He was elected to the State 
Senate in 1895, being the first Republican elected to that 
body from this County. He was again elected in 1898, 
and in 1900 became President of the Senate and Acting 
Governor. While in the Senate he was a member of 
many important committees. President McKinley ap- 
pointed him First Assistant Postmaster General of the 
United States in 1900, and while occupying that position 
he inaugurated many marked improvements, notably in 
the rural free delivery, which is such a boon to all citi- 
zens of the County. This act alone would entitle him to 
a large place in the history of our Country. 

Mr. Johnson has the unique distinction of having been 
tendered appointments to the Supreme Court Bench, 

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nominations for Governor and other offices, but declined 
all of these honors. He was one of the founders of the 
Bergen County Historical Society, March 4, 1902, and 
was its first President. He is active in promoting its 
interests, and to him the Society is indebted for the splen- 
did quarters it occupies in the Johnson Public Library. 

The Senator is a member and officer of the Second 
Reformed Church of Hackensack and recently presented 
the Church with a tine pipe organ, as well as promoting 
the building of the splendid edifice in which the congre- 
gation worships. He is fond of mingling with his fellow- 
men and is an active member of many clubs and societies, 
among them being the Hackensack and Areola Golf Clubs, 
New Jersey Historical Society, of which he is a Trustee, 
New Jersey Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Hol- 
land Society, Union League Club, Washington Associa- 
tion, Oritani Club and Lawyers Club. He is a Director in 
many business corporations of the highest standing such 
as the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company and others. 
Mr. Johnson has a commodious home on the corner of 
Main and Anderson Streets, Hackensack, with a well 
appointed library equipped for the gratification of his 
well known literary taste. 

Mr. Johnson's life is ideal, and he is highly respected 
and honored by his neighbors and townsmen. The writer 
has intimate knowledge of the strength and unselfishness 
of his friendship and of his helpfulness to those who are 
favored by his friendship. The Bergen County Historical 
Society and numerous other organizations owe much to 
Senator Johnson, and it can be said of him that he is a 
"favorite son" of famous old Bergen County as well as 
of the State of New Jersey. 



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Secretary's Annual Report 

HE Secretary begs to report a number of interest- 
ing matters which have transpired in the past 
year. 

The meetings of the Executive Committee have been 
largely attended, which speaks well for the local interest 
in things historical, or perchance it is owing to the ability 
and most pleasing personality of our President. 

The Life Membership fee has been raised to $50.00; 
$20.00 was too low. If our prospective life member was 
young enough his financial gain was out of proportion to 
the fee he paid. The cost of publishing our Year Book 
is much greater than formerly, which was another factor 
in raising this fee. 

Mr. John Ettl made us a very generous offer of a bust 
of a typical American Indian, which was thankfully ac- 
cepted. 

The Semi- Annual Meeting was held on the evening of 
November 18th. The chief event of the evening was the 
address of Major Welch of the Palisade Interstate Park. 
The park extends from approximately the Fort Lee Ferry 
in New Jersey to Bear Mountain in New York State. 
Major Welch told us how this land was rescued from 
quarrymen in New Jersey and New York by public spir- 
ited men and then presented to the combined states, so 
that in New Jersey, from the river front to the top of 
the Palisades, this park has been given to the people 
forever. In New York State several connected strips, 
from the border of New Jersey to about Bear Mountain, 
have been purchased and opened, and at Bear Mountain 
some thousands of acres have been presented by the State 
of New York. The State has thrown this land open to 
the people, and any one by the proper application and at 
a minimum of expense may spend the summer in open 
air camps by charming lakes. Boy Scouts, Camp Fire 
Girls and other organizations of like nature are given 

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especial consideration. A road is being constructed from 
the Fort Lee Ferry on the Now Jersey side along the 
Hudson River to Newburg, which upon the hoped-for 
completion of about three miles of road to Alpine, will 
make this one of the most wonderful drives in the United 
States. A vote of thanks was given to Major Welch for 
his very pleasing and instructive address. 

About the first of the year Mr. Win. (). Allison pre- 
sented the society with another gift of $2,500.00. This 
makes a total of more than $15,000.00 which Mr. Allison 
has given the society. Needless to say, it is the generosity 
of Mr. Allison which has made the Bergen County His- 
torical Society what it is to-day. 

Shortly after this gift, a Finance Committee was ap- 
pointed to look after our investments. 

An effort was made to have the First Reformed Church 
preserve the old historical Coat of Arms on the east wall. 
Doubtless, with the cooperation of the Historical Society, 
this stone will be restored and removed to a more favor- 
able location. 

Mr. H. B. Goetschius called attention to the approach- 
ing celebration of the Settling of New Netherlands, and 
he signified his willingness to prepare an article upon this 
subject. 

It was also decided that we have a banquet in connec- 
tion with the Annual Meeting, now that the war is 
over and the country is resuming normal ways. The 
ladies of the Presbyterian Church very kindly offered 
to serve us and give us the use of their meeting rooms, 
which offer was gratefully accepted. 

On February 17th the following Nominating Committee 
was appointed to present a suitable list of officers at the 
annual election : 

Mr. L. M. Miller Mr. .1. W. Binder 

Mr. \V. P. Eager Mr. C. V. R. Bogerl 

Dr. B. G. Van Home 

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The Secretary wishes at this time to acknowledge his 
indebtedness to Miss Gwendolyn Green and Mr. Wm. W.. 
Amerman for necessary aid in his secretarial work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Theodore Romaine, 

Secretary. 



Treasurer's Annual Report 

APRIL 16TH, 1921, TO APRIL 17TH, 1922 

As Treasurer of the Bergen County Historical Society, 
my report showing the financial condition for the year, 
April 16th, 1921, to April 17th, 1922, is as follows: 

Assets 
Securities on hand in Safe Deposit Box, Hack- 

ensack Trust Co., U. S. Liberty Bonds at par $11,850.00 
Cash in Banks as follows : 
Peoples Trust & Guar. Co. (Gen- 
eral Account) $696.77 

Peoples Trust & Guar. Co. (Savings 

Account) 2,234.95 

Peoples Trust & Guar. Co. (Special 

Account) 942.54 

3,874.26 

Allison Account No. 16659 

$15,724.26 

Liabilities 

''Allison Investment Fund" 

U. S. Liberty Bonds (Fourth Issue) $11,850.00 

Balance Treasurer's Books: 

April 16th, 1921 (General Account) $927.77 
April 16th, 1921 (Savings Acct.) . . 451.82 

Carried Forward $1,379.59 

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Treasurer's Annual Report (Continued) 

Liabilities (Continued) 

Br ou (/ht Forward— $1,379.59 
Allison Archives Fund (Available bv 

Curator) 1,000.00 

Receipts for the year have been : 

Dues Collected * 1,153.00 

Interest on Liberty Bonds and 

Bank Balances 527.51 

Gift and Donation 2,600.00 

Sale of Year Book 24.25 

$6,684.35 

Disbursements Deducted 2,810.09 

3,874.26 



$15,724.26 



SUMMARY 

Libert}/ Cash 

Bonds in Banks Total 

Year ending April 

17th, 1922. $11,850.00 $3,874.26 $15,724.26 

Year ending April 
16th, 1921 11,550.00 2,379.59 13,929.59 



Increase $300.00 $1,494.67 $1,794.67 

Showing a total increase in Resources of $1,794.67 over 

the previous year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. Mercer, 

Treasurer. 

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Curator's Annual Report 

AST year when we reported that there had been 
over 1,000 children in classes and Women's Club 
members, it was evident that the Dutch Kitchen 
talks on local history were of interest. That they have 
not grown less attractive or valuable, is shown when we 
report this year with 1,750. With visitors coming in 
daily and the high school students seeking inspiration for 
the six prizes of $25.00 each (to be awarded after May 
15), the number would equal the amount of the classes and 
groups, making 3,500. With so many seeking early his- 
tory, it is most gratifying to know that we have such a 
valuable collection for reference. 

The pupils in classes from the following schools have 
been here: Hackensack's five schools; North Hacken- 
sack; Lodi; Eiver Edge; Teaneck; Spring Valley; Wyck- 
off; Woodbridge; Hackensack Night School, the advanced 
class and the third class; East Rutherford; Hasbrouck 
Heights; Maywood; Moonachie; Ridgefield Park; Cliff- 
side; Bogota, and classes from the summer schools. 

The following clubs and societies have been here: 
Paterson Daughters of the Revolution; Oradell Needle 
and Book Club (twice) ; Ridgefield Village Improvement 
Association; Woman's Club of Leonia; Our Own 
Woman's Auxiliary. On Oct. 1st, from the Institute of 
Science and Art in Brooklyn, came sixty ladies and gen- 
tlemen of the Botany Department, under the management 
of Mr. Stoll, on a field-day trip, and by previous arrange- 
ment, visited the museum and heard the Dutch Kitchen 
talk and viewed our collection. Then they went by invita- 
tion and visited Mr. Wm. M. Johnson's wonderful garden 
where the choice and rare specimens of trees were lec- 
tured on by Mr. Stoll. Through the courtesy of Miss 
Terhune, the beautiful colonial house, situated near the 
garden, was thrown open and the interior was viewed 
by the entire party. They left for Brooklyn after visiting 
the Old Church on the Green, the Courthouse, etc. 

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Outside Activities 
Five photographs of our early embroidery were fur- 
nished to Harper Brothers publishing Co. for their book 
on Early American Needle Work, credit being given in 
the book to the Society. 

On request, a copy of our constitution and by-laws was 
given to the Middlesex County Historical Society, which 
was then forming at Perth Amboy. An invitation to go 
to their first meeting to tell of our society's activities 
was accepted and a talk given. 

By invitation, a talk was given to the Hackensack Ro- 
tary Club, the subject illustrated was "The Value of Clay 
in Early Home Economics," leading to our early pottery 
and brick manufacturing on the Hackensack. 

Activities in Regard to the Contest 
The activities in regard to the contest for the six $25.00 
prizes have been of interest. ' ' The Legend of the Canoe ' ' 
has been a very popular topic. All of the best condensed 
history of our local tribes has been displayed on posters 
and all of our books on the Indians are out for reference, 
the Curator believing it is a good time to teach the pupils 
our Indian history so that perhaps they will weave some 
real facts into the legend. 

What history we have in regard to the hangman's 
weight has been posted also, to aid in the detective story 
or tragedy. 

The "Dutch Kitchen Romance" writers have much to 
see to weave into their story. 

There have been quite a number seeking "real historic 
facts" for the poem and such have been supplied with 
"real history." 

To those interested in the ideal portraits of Sachem 
Oritani and Chief Hackensack, have been referred the 
articles containing the description of the Delawares, to 
use as a basis for their work. 

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No matter what the result of the contest may be, it has 
been of the greatest value as a publicity campaign, for 
the pupils have learned of our valuable materials at their 
disposal. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frances A. Westervelt, 

Curator. 




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Report of the Women's Auxiliary 

URING the current year ending April 22, 1922, 
the meetings of the Women's Auxiliary were held 
at the Society's Rooms at the Johnson Public 
jibrary. 

In September and October trips were made by auto- 
mobile to local places of interest to have the members 
become familiar with our Bergen County historic sights. 

< >n June 11, 1921, by appointment, the "William Pater- 
son Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 
visited the museum. The Curator having made plans for 
them for a history trip and due to her absence, the chair- 
man of the Women's Auxiliary acted as guide in carrying 
out the plans. The first stop was at the Baron Steuben 
house at New Bridge. After the exploration of the old 
house had been completed, the Daughters returned to the 
Society's rooms to see the fine old collection at the 
Museum. At four o'clock they proceeded to the old 
Dutch Reformed Church on the Green, and the Mansion 
House, which, during the Revolutionary times, was Wash- 
ington's Headquarters. 

In September a pleasant automobile trip was made 
to Tappan to explore the old Dutch Reformed Church 
and Washington's Headquarters, now called the De Wint 
House. 

In October ;i short meeting was held to appoint a Re- 
freshment Committee for the Semi- Annual Meeting of 
Nov. 18th, 1921. After the meet Lng the members motored 
to Kingsland to visit the old Kingsland Manor House 
and then to the Schuyler Mines at North Arlington, the 
first Copper mines operated in America, 1751, where 
operations have long since been abandoned. The site is 
now used as a mushroom farm, under ground. 

In October and November imitations were received to 
attend dedications, respectively, one from the Liberty 
Pole Chapter, Daughters of the Revolution, for the dedi- 

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cation of the Liberty Pole, marking the site of the old 
Liberty Pole of Revolutionary times at Palisade Ave. 
and Tenafry Road, Englewood, N. J. The other invitation 
was from Rockland County Historical Association, for 
the unveiling of a tablet in the old Dutch Reformed 
Church at Tappan, N. Y. The Society was well repre- 
sented on both occasions. 

In November and December, meetings were omitted, 
due to the two holidays falling on the date of the monthly 
meeting. 

January 2'6th, 1922, the regular monthly meeting was 
held with several members present. Two committees 
were appointed, Transportation (of two) and a Publica- 
tion (of one). 

The Auxiliary made a trip to New York City to the 
old Colonial house of Colonel Smith, son-in-law of John 
Adams, second President of the United States. This old 
mansion is of considerable interest, architecturally, and 
was designed by the celebrated architect, Sir Christopher 
Wren. 

March 8, 1922, nine members of the Auxiliary made a 
most interesting trip to Yonkers, New York, to visit two 
old, pre-revolutionary landmarks, the Philipse Manor 
Hall, built in 1672 by Frederick Philipse, and the St. 
John's Episcopal Church, erected by the third Lord of 
the Manor Hall, 1752. 

March 28, the Woman's Club of Leonia visited the 
Society's Rooms and were entertained by the members 
of the Auxiliary. Mrs. F. A. Westervelt gave a very 
interesting talk on the early history of Bergen County. 

The last meeting was March 29. After a short business 
meeting, Mrs. F. A. Westervelt explained the "Value of 
Clay in Early Home Economics." 

Special mention should be made of the gifts and loans 
made by the members, as they are of great value to the 
Society : 

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Mks. John N. Bogert— Old Waffle Iron, Old Tea Pot. 

Miss Saretta Dkmarest — Cannon Ball, Book, titled 
"Charlotte Temple." 

Mrs. Harry Bennett — Old Hand Saw, Arrow Heads, 
Glass Bottle, Door Latch, Old Badge, Butter Mold, Camp 
Merritt Fork. 

Mrs. P. M. Curtis— Tomahawk, Wool Carder, Two Old 
Keys, Pair of Pewter Shoe Buckles. 

Miss Helena Gemmer — Old Key, Jug. 

Respect fully submitted, 

Mrs. Selma H. Bennett, 

Chairman. 




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Report of Archives and Property 
Committee 



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ITH the addition of seven hundred articles, this 
year, you can understand that it would not be 
advisable to report fully on them, as much as we 
woulc like to mention in this public meeting all the gifts, 
and especially the names of the donors ; but we do think 
that those of special interest should be acknowledged. 

Mr. T. N. Glover, our third president, now deceased, 
bequeathed to the society his very valuable collection of 
manuscripts, books, photos, negatives, etc. A paster, 
furnished by his widow, is on each, bearing "In memory 
of T. N. Glover." Among this collection are a number 
of letters giving very valuable information as follows : 

The authentic site of the Baylor Massacre at Old Tap- 
pan, now called River Vale. The result of this slaughter 
was that out of 116 men of the regiment, eleven were in- 
stantly bayoneted to death, seventeen were left behind 
covered with bayonet wounds and expected to die, and 
39 were taken prisoners, eight of whom were severely 
wounded. All the arms and 70 horses were part of the 
booty captured. 

The changes made in the early roads from Fort Lee 
and English-Neighborhood after the retreat. 

The locations of Revolutionary sites at Fort Lee. 

The subject of the Holland language as spoken in 
Northern New Jersey, signed by William Nelson. 

The location of the camp at Paramus. 
Regarding the early Rosencrantz house, now known 
as the "Hermitage," at Hohokus. 

In regard to Lord Howe's path up the Palisades. 
Washington's Headquarters at Suffern. 
In reference to John Zabriskie, the tory of New Bridge. 
His valuable manuscript, "The Retreat" (1776) 

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Signboard from John A. Bopper's Tavern at Boppertown, 
now Hohokus. Bearing Thomas Jefferson's Portrait. 1 v «'-_! 



across Bergen County, including a map of the road 
used by the army across the county from Fort Lee to 
Hackensack. 

Manuscript of "The Ramapo River" from its source 
in Orange County to its mouth near Pompton. In view 
of the Bayonne Water Grant, this history is very inter- 
esting. It contains a fine description of the valley, Revo- 
lutionary events and the "Jackson Whites." 

Bergen County History during Revolutionary days. 

Old Roads and Historic Places, and many valuable 
notes and references. (These manuscripts have been 
bound in a spring-back cover and are thus kept intact and 
ready for reference.) 

One large volume in manuscript, entitled "Jersey- 
anna," and many books of historic value. 

Ninety-four slides and negatives of Washington sites, 
battlefields, maps, early houses. Also many photographs 
and fifteen scrap books of historical import. 

Frederick Z. Board, of Paramus Road, has given from 
the historic Zabriskie-Board Mansion (now sold) a very 
valuable collection : 

The hat and cloak (on which were buckles bearing the 
Board coat of arms) worn by Capt. Nathaniel Board in 
the 1812 war, in a Bergen County regiment of artillery. 

A tavern signboard, seven by five feet, bearing the por- 
trait of Thomas Jefferson, the date 1802, and the words, 
John A. Hopper's Tavern. These "signs of the times" 
are very rare and very valuable. 

Four swords, very rare; and valuable household ar- 
ticles, including coppers, brasses, pewters, irons, and 
many other articles that cannot be mentioned now. 

Mrs. Theodore J. Palmer has placed in our custody a 
very fine and valuable collection: 

Deeds and maps of the present Court House property 
facing Main Street which belonged to the Earle family. 

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Hat and Cloak Worm by 
Oapt. Nathaniel Board 
During the War of 1812 



Wtoo^pt 



Brass Cloak Buckles 

I'd AIM) ( '<)\T- OP-ABMS 




Treaty op Paris Plate, 

its."!, with the i'. s. 

Coat-of-Arms 







War Hat and Hat Box op ('apt. Nathaniel Board 
Used by Him Di ring the War of 1812 



There are seven deeds relative to this property, of 1779 r 
1780, 1788, 1804, 1853, and maps of 1828 and 1839. 
(Here I can say that we have acquired the marker of a 
house that stood on the same site in 1723, belonging to 
John Wright and Anna, his wife.) 

A newspaper, "The Hackensack Newsman," Vol. I r 
No. 1, March 2, 1822, and a number of early family relics 
of interest. 

We have had family Bibles come in, which contained 
family records. One of 1758 contains Westervelt Eec- 
ords, another of 1813 contains the records of the family 
of John Van Buskirk, from 1747-1895, with the allied lines 
of Dewie, Demarest, Heron, Hunt, and Christie. A third 
contains Terhune and Ackerman records. 

We have also had presented to us the model of the 
Camp Merritt Memorial Monument. 

When the treaty of peace was signed in Paris between 
the United States and England, in 1783, the English 
were alive to the fact that a souvenir of some kind would 
be salable, so there was painted and fired on plates of 
Leeds ware (being made in 1760), grotesque copies of the 
United States Coat of Arms. One of these plates has 
been added to our collection. 

Last year, Mr. W. 0. Allison had deposited in the bank 
$1,000 to be used by the Curator for the Archives and 
Property needs. From that gift there has been expended 
$96.06, leaving a balance of $942.54. One of the most 
valuable purchases is a volume of "The History of the 
City of Paterson and the County of Passaic," by William 
Nelson. This title is rather misleading, as being for the 
Bergen County Historical Society, but it contains Mr. 
Nelson's valuable History of the Indians of New Jersey, 
dealing so fully with local history connected with the 
Hackensack tribe. It is a fine book for the student of 
Indian History. It contains local history of early settlers 
of Acquackanonck and Totawa, with which our own his- 
tory is so closely connected. It also contains thirty-seven 

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family geneaologies, also of value to Bergen County 
families. Due to the death of Mr. Nelson, the book was 
left unpublished and because of certain conditions only 
fifty were printed, which accounts for the value of $25 
being placed on each, and we are fortunate, indeed, in 
being able to procure one. 

Also to be added to our list is a manuscript book of 
minutes of a " Schraalenburg Debating Society," whose 
president was Charles Hasbrouck, M.D., and which was 
organized in November, 1842, and was still active in 
1848. Here are a few of the topics taken for debates, 
which show that the topics of interest in those days are 
very closely related to those of our own times: 

Resolved; That total abstinence from intoxicating 
drink is intimately connected with the health, happiness 
and welfare of the community. 

Ought foreign immigration be restricted? 

AVhich was the greatest achievement, the discovery of 
America by Columbus or the defense of it by Washing- 
ton r 

Which is the greatest evil, intemperance or wars? 

Would it be right to support common schools by tax ? 

Ought foreigners to reside in the United States twenty- 
one years before being entitled to citizenship! 

Is it prudent for mankind to be guided by their own 
judgment in using intoxicating drinks as a medicine .' 

Are the fashions of the present day justifiable? 

Is peace best preserved by giving power to the gov- 
ernment or information to the people? 

Which exerts the greatest influence in society, Learn- 
ing or Wealth ! 

It seems deplorable that what should stand as monu- 
ments to the early settlers of Bergen County (the early 
Dutch Houses) are being destroyed; not only the build- 
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ing, but the index pertaining to the history of their 
owners. This digression from my report is leading to 
the fate of the Jan Berdan house, recently torn down on 
what was all that was left of the early homestead. The 
site was purchased in 1697 from John Berry. When the 
house was torn down a few'months ago there was a stone 
marker on the top side wall, dated 1717. The workmen 
finding it, threw it down with the wreckage and it was 
lost. A careful study of the construction of the early 
part, which was the south half of the building, was made. 
How the clay, was packed in the crevices, the thickness 
of the stone walls, and the primitive lath which had each 
been rolled in the clay and straw. Specimens of the clay 
and lath were secured and with photographs of the won- 
derful clay formation which was exposed when the new 
cellar was dug, to add to the history of the early house 
building and the value of clay used in the same. Mr. 
Bohlman, who purchased the house, gave us the choice 
of the mantles, so one of the early type was taken and 
has been added to our fireplace in the museum, where it 
replaces a later and smaller one. The Berdans sold the 
house to Isaac Vanderbeek, who enlarged it, and, in 1822, 
opened a tavern that was kept for forty years. It was 
the home of Dominie Froleigh about 1800, Prof. Williams' 
Classical and Mathematical Institute, and various other 
uses, and now on the site stands a building, two stories 
high, which contains three stores and apartments above, 
on the center of Main Street. 

The addition of a genealogical card catalogue in case, 
containing hundreds of names. The history card cata- 
logue is finished, 2,600 cards were used, and as very few 
have only one item, you can see that our possessions are 
over 2,000, quite a satisfactory gain in our twenty years 
of activities. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frances A. Westervelt, 
William M. Johnson, 
Saretta Demarest, 

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■ 










Lath and Clay with Straw Binder prom the Berdan Eouse, 
Main Street, Hackensack. 1717-192] 




Primitive Furnace and Ikon Pot 




Bergen County Im>i\\ Relics 
A.xe Head, Hammer Stone and Rare Piece of Pottery. 



Report of Committee on Ancient 
Cemeteries 



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Y report cannot be called one of very material 
progress unless it will attract your attention to 
history, as represented in our many ancient 
cemeteries. 

These old landmarks should be preserved in a way 
that their appearance will not be that they are abandoned 
and forgotten. They are located in many different parts 
of our county as per memorandum attached. 

If our members in their several sections could be 
brought to take an interest in their preservation and up- 
keep, it would be a credit to one of the purposes of our 
society. 

Ancient Cemeteries 

Areola "Doremus Cemetery' 

Closter "Auryansen Cemetery' 

Demarest " Bogert Cemetery ' 

Fairlawn ' ' Hopper Cemetery ' 

Glen Rock "Hopper Cemetery' 

Hackensack "Hudson Street Cemetery' 

Harrington Park "Blauvelt Cemetery' 

Interstate Park (Near Dyckman Ferry), 

"Van Wagoner Cemetery' 

Kingsland Manor "Delaware Shop Cemetery' 

Paramus " Old Public Cemetery' 

Paramus (Blauvelt's Mills) "Zabriskie Cemetery' 

Paramus (Lower) " Joralemon Cemetery' 

Saddle River "Baldwin Cemetery' 

Saddle River "Old Public Cemetery' 

Spring Valley "Westervelt Cemetery' 

Teaneck "Lutheran Cemetery' 

UnderclifT "Hopper Cemetery' 

Wyckoff "Old Public Cemetery' 

Respectfully submitted, 

Matt. J. Bogert, Chairman. 

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Report of Camp Merritt Memorial 
Committee 



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OUR Committee on the Cam]) Merritt Memorial is 
glad to report that this, the most ambitious under- 
taking of this Society, is no longer "all in the air," 



but Has actually been brought down to earth and is now 
under construction. 

The architects submitted plans, which were approved, 
for an Obelisk, sixty-six feet high, of Stony Creek gran- 
ite, which has more warmth of color than that usually 
used for memorials. 

The contract for construction of this Obelisk has been 
awarded to the Harrison Granite Company, who rank 
high as builders of memorials and are thoroughly experi- 
enced in granite construction. 

The solid concrete foundation, carried nearly fifteen 
feet below the surface, is now well advanced, and by the 
terms of the contract the Obelisk is to be completed June 
30th, unless delayed by causes beyond the control of the 
contractors. 

Because of the attitude of the owner of one of the cor- 
ners of Knickerbocker Road and Madison Avenue, it 
became necessary to modify the original plans for a 
three-hundred-foot circle, and the Obelisk will stand in 
the center of Knickerbocker Road, a few feet south of 
Madison Avenue. Knickerbocker Road will be divided 
at Madison Avenue and carried around the east and west 
sides of the Obelisk, providing ample space for cement 
walks and beautifying shrubbery. 

Timely notice of the completion of this Memorial will 
be given and suitable arrangements made for unveiling 
ceremonies, which should be participated in by every 
member of this society. 

It is fitting that there should be incorporated in this 
report a letter written by the commanding officer of Camp 

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Merritt, General George B. Duncan, who has promised 
to cross the continent and participate in the unveiling 
ceremonies. 

Respectfully submitted for the Committee, 

Lewis Maesena Miller, Chairman. 

Camp Lewis, Washington, 
August 28, 1921. 

Mr. Lewis Marsena Miller, 
Leonia, Bergen County, New Jersey. 
My dear Mr. Miller: 

As an Honorary Member of the Bergen County Historical 
Society and of its Committee on the Camp Merritt Memorial, I 
desire to give you some of the impressions gained by service 
during the past eighteen months in the State of Washington, in 
conversation with innumerable members of the American Legion, 
who passed through Camp Merritt in going overseas and return- 
ing to their homes. They all speak of the wonderful natural 
beauty of the camp setting, the views of the Hudson River, of 
the splendid receptions given by civil committees which found 
expression in so many ways, especially in the work of the wel- 
fare societies with its local personnel. It was a camp of tender 
recollections of good-byes and welcome back by families, which 
aroused the highest emotions of patriotism and pride in country, 
and of loyalty and faith in our institutions, and remains in 
memory the outstanding spot in the military service that they 
would like to see again. So I have no doubt that this feeling is 
entertained in more or less degree by all of our soldiers who 
passed through Camp Merritt. 

I feel that there is a great opportunity for the citizens of 
Bergen County, so rich in its historical associations, to perpetuate 
by the proposed memorial the recollection of this remarkable 
camp, so cherished in the minds of all who passed through — for 
it was not a camp of drill, of preparation for battle, but one of 
ever living association of farewell to homes and joyous return. 
It will be a memorial of appeal to the subtle consciousness of 
the living, above all an inspiration to the highest ideals of for- 
ever oncoming generations. 

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To carry on this work to ultimate success, so wonderfully 
initiated by the Bergen County Bistorical Society, must be a 
matter of pride to every citizen of Bergen County as well as to 
the State of New Jersey, finding its echo in every part of our 
country. 

With cordial personal regards and good wishes, 

Sincerely yours, 

(Signed) G. B. Duncan, 

Brigadier General, U. S. A. 




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E wish to report that during the past year con- 
siderable material has been secured by the Com- 
mittee on Church History, but the only completed 
data has been furnished by Mrs. William T. Cooper of 
Eutherford, who has furnished in detail the history of 
the First Presbyterian, Grace Protestant Episcopal, the 
Methodist, Congregational, Baptist, Unitarian, First 
Church of Christ Scientist, and the Catholic Churches of 
Eutherford. She deserves the hearty thanks of our so- 
ciety for an arduous task well done. 

At the next annual meeting, the Committee hopes to 
have all its data in shape for submission. The histories 
of the Rutherford Churches above referred to are ap- 
pended herewith. 

Respectfully submitted, 
The Committee on Church History, 
Walter Christie, 
Mrs. William T. Cooper, 
Dr. A. W. Ward. 



* The First Presbyterian Church 
Rutherford, New Jersey 

It is now nearly sixty years since the first steps were 
taken toward the formation of the Presbyterian Church 
of Rutherford. The village was then known as Boiling 
Springs, and its inhabitants were the limited number of 
old New Jersey families, who owned and cultivated as 
farms the land which the Borough now covers, and also 
the few people who were then just beginning to settle it 
from New York and who now form so large a part of our 
community. Among the newcomers and a few of the 



* Credit is due to George B. Hollister in "Things Old and New from 
Rutherford" for part of this history. 

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older inhabitants at length arose the desire for an or- 
ganized church and a suitable place of worship in their 
own community, it being necessary for those so included 
to travel to Passaic, where the nearest churches in the 
neighborhood were to be found. A number of people in- 
deed regularly attended the Passaic churches; that is, as 
regularly as the distance, the moderate roads (this was 
before the days of macadam), and uncertain weather 
would permit. But the time came when public feeling 
crystallized into action and in the Spring of 1863 a peti- 
tion was presented to the Presbytery of Jersey City in 
behalf of a number of residents of Boiling Springs, 
among whom were David B. Ivison, Wm. N. Crane and 
Daniel Van Winkle, for the organization of a Presby- 
terian Church at that place, which resulted in the forma- 
tion of the present church with a membership of fifteen. 
The first officers were D. B. Ivison, J. P. Jones and W. N. 
Crane as Ruling Elders, and D. Van Winkle and John 
Grow as Deacons. The new church had at first no settled 
pastor, but the Rev. Joseph Allen, D.D., acted as stated 
supply for two years, during which time the organization 
grew in strength and numbers. 

Those who were residents of the town in the early 
sixties and throughout that decade will remember the 
somewhat grim aspect of the first house of worship; its 
plain, hard, wooden seats, and its almost bare walls. The 
building thus occupied was situated on the summit of ;i 
good-sized sand hill whose position was directly back of 
the drug store and meat market which now occupy the 
lower block of Park Avenue. The hill has since been re- 
moved, but the building still stands in almost its old 
position on Ames Avenue, and is known as the Ames 
Avenue Opera House. Its career has been checkered. 

Dr. Allen after two years was succeeded by the Rev. 
Oeorge Smith, who continued pastor for six years, until 
1871. Under his pastorate the church very much outgrew 
its first home and larger accommodations were demanded, 
and in the Summer of 1*U ( .> on an exceedingly rainy day 

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the corner-stone of a new and much more suitable build- 
ing was laid at the intersection of Park Avenue and 
Chestnut Streets; it is since known as Ivison Hall and 
used as a public library. 

This new building was greatly superior in all respects 
to the first, and was from time to time improved by deco- 
ration and the addition of a choir loft, and in the base- 
ment by a commodious Sunday School and lecture room. 

At the expiration of Mr. Smith's pastorate the church 
called the Rev. H. C. Riggs to fill the pulpit, who preached 
acceptably for five years, until 1876, when he accepted 
a call to a larger church in Rochester, N. Y. Mr. Riggs 
was particularly happy in his dealings with the young 
people and many of those who were then children will 
now remember him with pleasure both in and out of the 
pulpit. 

Mr. Riggs' successor was the Rev. D. M. Walcott, who, 
though not installed as pastor, preached with success for 
two years and quite substantially increased the member- 
ship of the church. 

Mr. Walcott was followed in the fall of 1878 by the 
Rev. E. A. Bulkley, D.D., from Pittsburgh, N. Y., who 
carried on a fruitful and increasing work for a full twenty 
years, lacking only a very few months. His pastorate 
covered the period of the town's greatest expansion, and 
the policy of the church was conducted in his hands in 
a broad and liberal manner with the needs of the future 
always in view as well as the necessities of the present. 
During his pastorate the needs of larger accommodations 
became again a serious problem, owing to the large in- 
crease in the population and the rapid growth of the 
church ; and it was largely due to his controlling energy, 
ability and excellent taste that the present choice edifice 
was planned, financiered and constructed. It was started 
in October of 1888 and completed in the Spring of 1890. 
Admirably designed and finished, it combines beauty with 
usefulness : including beside the main auditorium, a large 

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Sunday School room, library, refectory, pastor's room 
and ladies' parlor. 

The activities of the Church are not confined to its own 
immediate parish, but from time to time, and little by 
little, have been extended to include the neighboring 
communities. Branch mission chapels were established 
in Kingsland and Lyndhurst, and on the west side of the 
Borough of Eutherford, from the small beginning of a 
Sunday School, an attractive building known as Emanuel 
Chapel was built, now organized into a Congregational 
Church. 

The Reverend S. Ross MacClements became Pastor in 
1899 and continued as such until 1908 ; when on account 
of his wife 's health, he was compelled to resign. During 
his term the Men's Club was organized. 

The Reverend Richard Earle Locke was called to the 
pastorate in the Spring of 1909, continuing for thirteen 
years; during which time a new Estey Organ was in- 
stalled. The Church grew in every department. The 
women were organized into a strong organization. 
The Westminster Guild w r as started among the young 
women. A Young Peoples' Society was formed, also a 
Junior League for Bible Study and Mission Training. 
The Men's Club was put on its feet. Dr. Locke early 
saw the psychology and vast possibilities of Boy Scout 
movement and became one of its first 500 Scout Masters. 
He formed and led as Scout Master the first troop in 
Rutherford. During the War, 75 young men of the 
Church entered Government Service : Dr. Locke himself 
serving as Chaplain in the United States Army. From 
the original fifteen men and women who comprised the 
Church at its inception, the membership has steadily in- 
creased until it numbered in the Spring of the present 
year an enrollment of 494 active members. One of the 
Charter members, Mrs. David B. Ivison, while not a 
member of the Church, having removed from town, is still 
living. 

Mrs. Wm. T. Cooper. 

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Grace Church, Rutherford 

Twenty-fifth Anniversary, October 9, 1898 

From "Things Old and New from Rutherford" 

"There is one body, and one apirit, even ;i> ye arc called in one hope of 
your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of 
all, who is above all, and through all, and in yon all. Hut unto every 
one of us is given grace according t<> the measure of the gift of Christ." — 
Ephesians, iv., 4-7. 

Institutions, as well as individuals, live and grow, 
and their growth is little, if any, less marvelous 
than that of a person. All growth starts with a feeble 
beginning — a tiny spark of life — which, as it unfolds and 
gains strength, gathers to itself a body, which expresses, 
with more or less exactness, the bigness and character of 
the life. Birthdays are simply records of annual develop- 
ment, and are none the less significant because of their 
familiarity. The periods which mark a year's life of an 
institution are reckoned by larger periods of time. To- 
day we commemorate one such. Twenty-five years ago 
Friday, October 7, the little stone building, which began 
at yonder door and ended where the transepts start, was 
opened for public worship by a meeting of the Convoca- 
tion of Newark. The services were as follows: "The 
Holy Communion at 9 A. M. Preacher, Rev. E. D. Tom- 
kins, rector of St. James' Church, Long Branch. Cele- 
brant, Rev. Dr. Boggs. Eight clergymen were present. 
Business meeting at 10:30 A.M., presided over by Rev. 
R. X. Merritt. Collation at 2 P. M. at the house of' Floyd 
W. Tomkins, Senior Warden — 30 present. Special open- 
ing service at 3:30 P.M. Twenty clergymen formed a 
procession at the house and proceeded to the church, 
where evening prayer was said by the Rev. Dr. Farring- 
ton, and the Rev. Messrs. Martin, Hall and Stansbury; 
addresses being delivered to a crowded congregation by 
the Rev. Drs. Abercrombie, Farrington, Boggs and the 
Rev. Mr. Stansbury. A missionary service was held in 
the evening. It was, indeed, an eventful and happy day 
for rector and congregation." Thus reads the brief rec- 

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ord, entered in the parish register in the handwriting of 
the rector, Rev. Edwyn S. W. Pentreath. 

Back of that "eventful and happy day," and making it 
possible, lay the beginnings of parochial life, and between 
us and that far-off event is a period of twenty-five years, 
which, however checkered and full of trials, has in the 
wise providence of God resulted in the parish of the 
present, which is safe from certain dangers just because 
of what it has passed through. To-day I would tell so 
much of the story of the past as time and circumstances 
permit. 

While there are other religious organizations which 
antedate by a few years the history of Grace Church 
parish, yet the religious and church life, which was 
nurtured and trained in the ways of Mother Church and 
which finally organized this parish, was the first to seek 
to mould and influence, by religious organization, the 
life of Rutherford Park Association. In 1859 Mr. Floyd 
"W. Tomkins and his family started a Union Sunday 
School, of which he became the Superintendent, and in 
which some of his children were teachers. Out of this 
school, which was successful and continued in active 
existence for some ten years, came directly, or indirectly, 
the future church life of the town. Somewhere around 
1867 the few church families in Rutherford Park Asso- 
ciation, which had been driving down to Christ Church, 
Belleville, felt the need of the services of the church. Ar- 
rangements were made by which lay services were held 
in the parlors of the Rutherford Park Hotel — the building 
having formerly been the old family mansion of the 
Rutherfurds, and situated on the River Road, not far 
from Rutherford Avenue. It has since been destroyed 
by fire. In those days the Passaic was a beautiful stream, 
the waters of which, sweet and wholesome and full of 
small fish, attracted lovers of nature from yonder great 
cities to her broad and silent bosom, which in the autumn 
mirrored the most gorgeous tints of various foliage. 
The many stately mansions on the banks of this ancient 

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stream, beloved by the Indians and first white settlers, 
bear witness to a beauty which we of to-day, who know 
the Passaic only as a purple stream, the forbidding sur- 
face of which is scrolled with oil and the shores of which 
at low water are distressing to the sense of smell, find it 
hard to credit, and only readily acquiesce in when stand- 
ing on her banks at Little Falls, where the clear water 
foams and chafes as it rushes over rocks which strive 
to delay its course to the sea, and are the Lurking places 
of members of the finny tribe — the lineal descendants of 
those which challenged the skill of the Dutch settlers. 

The first beginnings of organized life grew and quickly 
crystallized into a public meeting of churchmen, held in 
the Rutherford Park Hotel on Thursday evening, March 
4, 1869, for the purpose of organizing a parish. The 
following eight persons gathered on that memorable date : 
('has. Blakiston, Geo. Kingsland, Robt. Butherfurd, 
Henry T. Moore, Joseph Torrey, Geo. R. Blakiston, Win. 
Ogden and the Rev. James Cameron. The last-named 
gentleman presided at the meeting, of which Mr. Ogden 
was Secretary. An election of wardens resulted in Mr 
Ogden and G. R. Blakiston. Five vestrymen were also 
elected— Geo. E. Woodward, F. W. Tomkins, B. W. Buth- 
erfurd, Joseph Torrey and Geo. Kingsland, "In re- 
sponse to a public request," — I am quoting from the 
minutes — ''the following persons handed in their names, 
as being willing to aid and sustain this Protestant Epis- 
copal Church now organizing: Robt. Butherfurd, <i. E. 
Woodward, F. W. Tomkins, Geo. Kingsland, Joseph Tor- 
rev, Chas. E. Parker, Chas. Blakiston, G. R. Blakiston, 
Henry T. Moore, Win. Ogden, E. S. Torrey, YV. J. Stew- 
art. J. P. Cooper and J. H. Dunnell"— 14 in all. The 
work begun was not allowed to drag. On April 13th, the 
consent of the Bishop, Bighl Bev. W. H. Odenheimer, 
D.D., and of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of 
New Jersey, to the organization of a parish was asked in 
a letter which bears the signatures of the wardens and 
vestrymen already named. On April 24th, the congrega- 

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tion met in the Rutherford Park Hotel, the Rev. Dr. W. 
G. Farrington presiding, and decided by ballot that the 
corporate name of the Church should be, "The Rector, 
Wardens and Vestrymen of Grace Church, in Ruther- 
ford Park." At this meeting were elected as wardens 
Robt. Rutherfurd and G. E. Woodward ; vestrymen, Wm. 
Ogden, F. W. Tomkins, Joseph Torrey, G. R. Blakiston 
and Geo. Kingsland; R. W. Rutherfurd, F. W. Tomkins 
and Chas. Blakiston being appointed to represent the 
parish at the annual Diocesan Convention in May. On 
the vestry coming together for organization, Mr. Ogden 
was elected Secretary and Mr. F. W. Tomkins, Treasurer. 
The necessary consent of the Bishop and Standing Com- 
mittee was given on May 11th, and on the 24th inst. the 
wardens applied for admission of the parish into union 
with the Convention, which was granted. That was 
twenty-nine years ago last May. 

But I am hurrying too rapidly, for I find on the min- 
utes of May 12, 1869, the following interesting resolution, 
which was carried unanimously: "That the Rev. W, H. 
Lord be invited to take charge of the parish, with a salary 
of $1,200 per annum and a dwelling house." At the same 
meeting a committee, consisting of F. W. Tomkins, Geo. 
E. Woodward and Win. Ogden, was appointed to ascer- 
tain on what terms land could be procured for a church 
building. In the meantime the rector conducted services 
in the parlors of the hotel until the completion of the 
building known as the Academy, and situated at the 
junction of Park and Rutherford Avenues (where it 
stands to-day), when the congregation moved into it. 

I do not know when the Church moved from the Acad- 
emy into Union Hall, which is on Ames Avenue, just 
back of the Shafer building, but the last election held 
was on April 14, 1873. The hall, as it now is, is much 
larger than in the time of which I speak, having been 
added to. 

The parish was well started, full of hope and enthusi- 
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asm, with a strong vestry and a noble man as rector. Mr. 
Lord endeared himself to his people and was a hard 
worker, but the parish was financially embarrassed, hav- 
ing assumed more than it could carry. The rector re- 
sponded nobly to the circumstances, relieving the parish 
of the rental of his house, and later proposing to engage 
in secular employment during the week, but it was un- 
availing, and in 1871 he resigned. His place was tem- 
porarily filled by Nelson R, Boss as lay reader, who, 
in 1880, became rector. From this time on the parish had 
to struggle, and every inch of growth was hardly, but 
honestly, gained. These pioneers of Grace Church were 
worthy descendants of the men and women who settled 
New England and the State of New Jersey. They never 
yielded to discouragement. They could abide their time 
and put up with the services of lay readers, but the work 
had to go on. There can be no doubt this handful of 
church people complied with the four-fold requirement of 
parochial success, "Work it up, talk it up, pray it up, pay 
it up. ' ' 

On December 30, 1871, an event of the utmost impor- 
tance to the welfare of the parish, and affecting its inter- 
est for vears to come, transpired. It was the acceptance, 
on the part of the vestry, of an acre of ground given by 
Mr F W. Tomkins, with the wise and thoughtful restric- 
tion that it be used for none but religious purposes for 
twenty vears ami that no mortgage be placed upon it 
without the consent of the donor. On this site was erected 
the little stone church, the formal opening of which we 
commemorate to-day with grateful hearts. There are 
here this morning those who can remember the breaking 
of ground on this slope on the afternoon of September 5, 
L872, iust after the Rev. E. W. S. Pentreath, who was in 
deacon's orders, had entered upon his duties, being called 
on a salary of $500. Some can vividly recall the cere- 
monv attending the laying of the corner-stone on ( October 
14 1872 when the venerable ami beloved Bishop Oden- 
heimer officiated, assisted by seven visiting clergymen. It 

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must have been a beautiful and most picturesque sight 
when the procession, led by the Sunday School children 
who were followed by the wardens and vestry, and these 
by the clergy and the much-beloved Bishop, came winding 
its way through the woods from the old stone mansion, 
the home of the senior warden, F. W. Tomkins, and now 
built up in Mr. Ivison's handsome residence. A year 
later and Laus Deo, from yonder tower, was sending 
forth an invitation to all to take part in the solemn and 
joyous services of the opening day. You can see the peo- 
ple coming through the woods and up lanes which have 
long disappeared. Yes, some of you live it all over, and 
those of us who cannot, to whom the past is a tale that is 
told, but who see this stone memorial, thank you for all 
the way you carried the load, and for building so wisely. 
The completed building is estimated to have cost over 
$7,957.48 — a large sum for the small flock ! Aye, but love 
carries the heaviest cross uncomplainingly, and finds 
ways and means to meet expenses. At one time, for a 
whole year, the services of janitor were the free-will of- 
fering of a member of the parish whose body now lies on 
yonder hillside, facing the rising sun. At another, mem- 
bers of the vestry took turns in performing these duties. 
It was by acts of self-denial like that that the little church 
was built and maintained. Clouds ? Yes, of course there 
were clouds, and, like all clouds, they rolled away. And 
so, after a list of clergymen and lay readers, which em- 
braced Rev. R. M. Hayden, deacon; Rev. E. Huntington 
Saunders, deacon; Messrs. G-. A. Carstensen, Kirkbride, 
and H. F. Auld, lay readers, the Rev. N. R. Boss settles 
down as rector, in 1878, on a salary of $1,000. And now 
for six years the parish moves along quietly and steadily, 
and many improvements are made. The great bell in the 
tower, which weighs 1,521 pounds and cost $750, was paid 
for by the Basket Society. The interior of the church was 
decorated by the Ladies' Aid at a cost of $237.98— that 
was twenty years ago last February. A pipe organ, at 
the cost of $590, was presented in 1882 to the church by 

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the Ladies' Aid and the Sunday School. A plank walk 
was laid by the Young People's Guild in 1883. During 
the rectorship of Mr. Boss, the window in the front of 
the church was struck by lightning and the church broken 
into and robbed of carpet, vestments, brasses and hang- 
ings. The stealing of the carpet led to the substitution 
of pews for movable benches. In September, 1883, Mr. 
Boss presented his resignation and insisted on it being 
received, though the vestry requested him to withdraw 
it. Then the services were conducted for two years by a 
lay reader from the seminary, Mr. A. J. Derbyshire. It 
was a time of waiting in which ideas, which were later 
to become fruitful, were germinating. On January 9, 
1884, the vestry granted to Mr. P. L. Boucher permission 
to form a boy choir and vest them at his own expense. 
On January 26, 1885, a unanimous call was extended to 
the Rev. Francis J. Clayton to become the rector on a 
salary of $1,000, which was accepted, Mr. Clayton enter 
ing upon his duties on the eighth of February. He came 
at a time when Rutherford was beginning to grow. The 
little village, hidden by forest trees, was becoming a 
town. Paved and lighted streets, bare of trees as the 
streets of a great city, were replacing the dirty and dusty, 
but shaded, roads and lanes of the country. The popula- 
tion was increasing and the necessity of enlarging the 
church must have been felt even before the call of Mr. 
( !layton, as the minutes of the first meeting of the vestry 
after his assumption of duties records a motion of Mr. 
Boucher to the effect that a committee, consisting of the 
Rector, Senior Warden, the Secretary and Mr. Wickham 
Williams, bo appointed to consider plans for the enlarge- 
ment of the church as soon as feasible. This work was 
rapidly pushed along. Everything was moving in those 
days. In the fall of 1885, Mi-. Boucher presented choir 
stalls, and sanction was given for start ing a society to 
build a rectory, 'l'he winter was marked by the presenta- 
tion to the church of pews and cushions by the Ladies' 
Aid. During the following year a decided effort was 

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made to acquire more land, but failed to mature. And 
now events move rapidly. The floating debt was paid off 
in 1887, and a building committee appointed at a meeting 
of the vestry on May 4. In April, 1890, ground was 
broken for the enlargement, which was to be erected ac- 
cording to the plans of Halsey Wood, architect. The 
corner-stone was laid in August, 1890. Six months later, 
February 5, 1891, the new chancel and transept were 
formally opened by the Bishop of the Diocese, Right 
Rev. Thos. A. Starkey, assisted by the Archdeacon of 
Jersey City — the preacher being the Rev. Elliott D. Tom- 
kins, who preached at the opening of the church in 1873. 
The occasion was further marked by the appearance in 
the chancel of a vested boy choir, and by the pulpit being 
occupied in the evening by the Bishop of Utah. The esti- 
mated cost of the improvements, without furniture, was 
$10,636. A mortgage of $6,000 was placed on the build- 
ing and ground. The rector was full of energy and mis- 
sionary zeal, neither did he hold his own life dear. He 
founded the mission in Arlington, driving over there 
Sunday afternoons from April, 1886, to June, 1887, when 
the Rev. John Keller took charge. This work off his 
hands, he built St. Thomas' Mission, Lyndhurst, going 
over Sunday afternoons in 1888, 1889, 1890. Three years 
after the opening of the chancel, on December 27, 1894, 
the Rev. Francis J. Clayton, M.A., "fell on sleep" and 
"rests from his labors while his works do follow him." 
A fearless man, who did his duty as he saw it and spared 
not himself in his parochial work, "faithful unto death." 
And now I may drop the pen of the historian, for my 
manner of life and work since I came among you in May, 
1895, is known unto you all. There have been many im- 
provements. The parish is a unit, and I feel that I have 
its confidence. To none do I feel more indebted for sup- 
port and assistance than to the Guild of Grace Church, 
and especially to the members of the choir and its able 
and efficient leader, Mr. C. H. Sunderland. How long 
we are to work together as pastor and people no one 

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knows. I suppose that depends a little on you, much on 
me, and most on divine Providence. There is certainly 
much to be done— a rectory to be built, a parish house 
erected, a mortgage paid. And to-day, with all the past 
crowding into the present, I feel that all tilings are pos- 
sible to them who love God and preserve the unity of the 
Spirit in the bond of peace. The future of the parish 
is secure and hopeful just because of what the past has 
been. We owe the church of the present to that past, and 
to-day our life is linked by this church with the lives of all 
who have worked and died, all who have been christened 
and married, in this parish. And what an army it is !— 
362 persons baptized, 205 confirmed, over 500 names en- 
tered in the communicant list, US married and 164 buried. 
We thank the founders and supporters of this parish for 
all their self-sacrifice and labors of love, and we are 
neither afraid nor ashamed to say, "God helping, we wdl 
do our best to make the history of the present and the 
future so bright and noble that when >rr shall 'sleep the 
sleep that knows no breaking' and our children and the 
children of strangers assemble on this spot to celebrate 
the fiftieth anniversary, they, too, shall thank God for 
putting it into the hearts of us men and women to enlarge 
and thereby equip the parish of Grace Church for its care 
for the spiritual needs of man." AMEN and AMEN. 

Rev. Henry M. Ladd. 



THE STORY OF GRACE CHURCH FAMILY 

May 9, 1895— May 9, 1915 

In 1895 the Family comprised scattered groups of 
Church people residing in Carlstadt, East Rutherford, 
Lyndhurst, Kingsland, Delawanna and Rutherford— all 
told there were about two hundred and forty-six families 
worshiping in Grace Church and St. Thomas' Mission 
and ministered to by the Rector. 

The property extended one hundred and fifty feet along 

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West Passaic Avenue and one hundred and fifty feet on 
Wood Street. The Church, as enlarged by the late Rec- 
tor, Francis J. Clayton, was the only building on the plot. 
It was ample for public worship, even as it is to-day. 
The room in the basement met the needs of the Sunday 
School and parochial organizations. 

Rutherford and the neighborhood had the promise of 
growth, and twenty years have seen the town double in 
population, and the neighboring boroughs likewise, and 
Grace Chapel, started by the Rector, develope under the 
Rev. August Ahrens into a strong mission, owning a 
church building, Parish Room and Rectory. 

In the limits of our town there are three hundred and 
eighty-five families who look to the Rector for spiritual 
ministration, and some five hundred resident communi- 
cants. The Sunday School numbers two hundred and 
sixty-eight scholars, teachers and officers. The various 
Chapters show a total enrollment of over two hundred. 

This growth necessitated certain developments and 
that the members of the parish responded gladly and 
heartily will be seen from the subjoined brief record. 

What has been accomplished has been done by the peo- 
ple whose great willingness is one of the parish's most 
valuable assets. We live and work as a large and united 
family, and I am sure no man ever had more kind and 
loyal friends than the Rector. 

The real work — that which touches me most deeply — is 
character-building, and that is hid from our eyes for the 
most part, though as I follow the career of the boys and 
girls, grown now to manhood and womanhood, I feel that 
my labors have not been in vain. To teach men and 
women to so love and believe in Jesus Christ as to make 
His ideas, ideals, principles and standards their own 
and to be willing to live and die for them, has been my 
aim. The members of the family know how well or how 
poorly it has been attained. 

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You have ever been patient and tender toward me, and, 
as I look back over the years, I realize thai my lot has 
been cast in "pleasant pastures and beside still waters." 

Some people like statistics and are entitled to them — 
personally they weary me and say little that I care to 
remember long: Five hundred and seventy-two have 
been baptized, four hundred and twelve presented for con- 
firmation, two hundred and eighty-five communicants 
have had their names entered upon the parish list, one 
hundred and forty-four marriage ceremonies have been 
performed and three hundred and fifty burials have been 
recorded. 

Take from me every good wish and remember my great 
desire is to be of service to you and yours. I covet for 
you a living faith in Jesus Christ. 

Yours sincerely, 

Henry M. Ladd, Rector. 



THE STORY OF GRACE CHURCH FAMILY 
May, 1915, to May, 1922 

During this period the great outstanding event for all 
time is the "World War. 

Into one department of service or another one hundred 
and nine men and women entered. This, 1 believe, is tie- 
largest number that went from any church in town. 

The little church on the hill was to be honored in an- 
other way; she was crowned with Seven Gold Stars. 
Four of these fell in action. 

It was a heavy toll to exacl of the parish, as appears 
when it is remembered that the bronze shield on the beau- 
tiful Soldiers' Monument of the borough hears the names 
of only nineteen. 

Reverently, as we tell over the names of our Gold Stars, 
let us breathe the prayer that "light perpetual may shine 

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upon them" and that the community and nation may be 
worthy of their sacrifice: 

Private Herbert Alexander Barrows 

Corporal Thomas Hewett Everett 

First Lieutenant Henry Manchester Ladd, Jr. 

Private Arthur La Mon Burroughs Leader 

Sergeant George Alonzo Lewis, Jr. 

First Lieutenant Gerald Ellis Reynolds 

First Class Private Charles Hugo Schneider, Jr. 

To perpetuate the memory of her seven noble sons the 
parish installed in the east transept the Gold Star Window 
and Bronze Tablet, the gift of over four hundred and 
fifty donors. They were unveiled and consecrated by the 
Right Reverend Edwin S. Lines, D.D., Bishop of Newark, 
on Sunday, September 28th, 1919, at a service remarkable 
for its dignity and simplicity. 

We made much of * ' Our Own ' ' who were in the service. 
The Army and Navy Fund followed them up with monthly 
packages and The Honor Roll, a leaflet published peri- 
odically by the Men's Chapter and giving parochial news 
and any changes in the address of companions in arms 
from the parish. In the Parish House hung the framed 
photographs of as many of them as could be procured. 
In emphasizing these features Grace Church parish 
stands preeminent in the diocese. Others followed as a 
far off. 

The Jubilee of the parish was appropriately observed 
on May 11th, 1919. It was not the joyous occasion that 
it would have been, if the death of the rector's son, be- 
loved by all, had not occurred on February 18th, just past, 
in Dudelange, Luxembourg. His joyous spirit was so 
interwoven with the life of the parish that we moved with 
leaden feet though we knew he would have us dance. 

The Fall of the same year saw two other memorial 
windows installed and dedicated; the Everett-Schneider 
window on the east side of the church in memory of the 

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two boys who liad grown up together and who were killed 
in action in the Argonne, and the Ladd window in the 
west transept which commemorates the parents of the 
rector and is the gift of their children. Now that I am 
speaking of memorials, mention should be made of the 
brass altar vase given in memory of Gerald Reynolds by 
his brothers and sisters, also of the beautiful Honor Roll 
designed by William W. Carter, and hand-colored, which 
adorns the front wall of the Church on the left-hand as 
you enter the building, and the small window in the west 
transept in memory of my son,— the gift of his parents. 
Thus the Halsey Wood section of the Church is now fur- 
nished with beautiful windows which will challenge the 
admiration and quicken love for "first things" of coming 
generations. 

The year 1920 is memorable for two events: the calling 
of a Curate, Rev. Phillip Prentiss Werlein, and the 
twenty-fifth anniversary of my rectorship. The latter 
event was a most happy and joyous affair, and was made 
forever memorable to the rector and his family by the 
gift of a Grandfather Clock with its pendulum bearing a 
suitable inscription. 

The outstanding events in the remaining year was 
the installation of six handsome electric chandeliers by 
the Ladies' Aid; the establishment of the Rectory Main- 
tenance Fund, which is nearly $500, and may not be used 
until it amounts to $1,000, and the reduction of the mort- 
gage on the church to six hundred dollars, which will be 
paid in a few weeks, or months, and then the consecration 
of the church. 

For those who like statistics I find on consulting the 
parish register that there are 600 families and parts; 
there have been 1,006 baptisms, 528 confirmed, 1,393 
names entered upon the communicant list, 282 marriages, 
and 656 burials, since the parish was organized. 

The policy of the parish is to bo of service to the com- 
munity and' to that end the Parish House is placed at 

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the service of the Women's Reading Club and any other 
organization which is not seeking to make money. For 
such use there is no charge. It has been the voluntary 
practice of the Reading Club to send to the treasurer of 
the church once a year a small check as a gift, and I would 
acknowledge the gift. We are glad to be of service. The 
use of the parish house by other than our own people is 
gratifying. In this way we believe church buildings 
justify their exemption from taxation and commend 
themselves to intelligent men and women. 

Henry M. Ladd, Rector. 



THE CONSECRATION OF GRACE CHURCH 

The cancellation of the mortgage of $6,000.00, which 
was placed on the church and grounds in 1890 to carry 
out the Halsey-Wood enlargement, was made possible in 
1922 by various gifts from time to time, by two Easter 
Offerings, and by the generous donation of $575.00 by 
Miss Harriet E. and her sister, Miss Maria E. Blakiston, 
of Philadelphia, who on the twenty-fifth anniversary of 
my rectorship gave $1,000.00 to the Mortgage Fund in 
memory of their father, George R., who was among the 
handful who gathered in 1869 to organize the Parish, was 
on the first vestry, and was responsible for the design 
of the first building. The mortgage was paid off on 
June 1, 1922. 

The consecration Service took place on the second Sun- 
day after Trinity, June 25, 1922, at 10 :30. The Conse- 
crator was the Right Reverend Edwin Steven Lines, 
D.D., Bishop of Newark. The church was filled to its 
capacity, with the full choir of vested men and women in 
the chancel, and Frank H. Mather, choir master and 
organist at the console, when the bishop knocked at the 
front door for admission, which was opened by the 
Wardens, Edward A. Chasteney and Ellis G. Welch. 
The Bishop led the clergy up the centre aisle and into 

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the chancel, the vestry following. Scats were assigned 
to the two wardens in the chancels and to the clergymen 
in the sanctuary. The Warden, Ellis G. Welch, read the 
Application for Consecration. After the service of Con- 
secration the Rector, at the request of the Bishop, read 
the Declaration of Consecration, which was then laid 
upon the Altar. Canon Missioner of the Diocese of 
Newark, Guy H. Madara, read Morning Prayer, assisted 
by Rev. Harry Floy Auld, Rector of All Saints, Lan- 
caster Co., Penn., who was Lay Reader in charge of Grace 
Church in the fall of 1877. The Rev. Phillip P. Werlein, 
curate, read the Epistle, and the Rev. Alvin P. Knell, the 
Holy Gospel. The sermon was preached by the Rev. 
Gustave Arnold Carstensen, D.D., Ph.D., who was in 
charge of the Parish for a year in 1875. The Bishop was 
celebrant, assisted by the Rector, Rev. Mr. Werlein, and 
Rev. Mr. Auld. 

It was a memorable occasion. Among those present 
there were Mr. William P. Elliot, his son and daughter, 
Mrs. AVilliam Haywood and her daughter, and Miss Har- 
riet Blakiston, all of whom were associated with the 
church in and from the earliest days. 

Since the Consecration Mrs. William Haywood has 
fallen asleep, and, as her association with the Parish goes 
back of 1872, it is fitting that there should be a word of 
recognition of her works and labor of love in connection 
with the little church on the hill. In the days of small 
things she built the fires and cleaned the church. She 
was ever among the foremost workers all her life. She 
broke ground for the Rectory and for the Parish House, 
and I am not sure but she may have done the same for 
the first building iin<l the enlargement. Outside the 
church, she and her husband were noted for their charity 
and kindness. The dove window in the sanctuary, in the 
west wall, was a sift from her and her husband. May 
light perpetual rest upon her. 

Henry M. Ladd, Rector. 

August 1, 15)2:2. 

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Grace Protestant Episcopal Church, Rutherford, 

New Jersey 




Methodist Episcopal Church, Rutherford, 
New Jersey 



History of the Rutherford Methodist 
Episcopal Church 

TwENTY-riFTB ANNIVERSARY, NOVEMBER 14 TO 21, 1920 

From the Rutherford "Republican," November, 1920 

The history of any community or city centers largely 
about the type of its oldest inhabitants, its public build- 
ings and its churches. The history of a church is of vital 
interest to many who may be unidentified with it. Its 
past may hold within it sacred memories of those whom 
we to-day "have lost and loved awhile." Its worship 
brings back the days of our childhood and youth, and we 
arc the better to-day for the past. 

The first effort to establish a Methodist Episcopal 
Church in Rutherford Park was made by Rev. Alexander 
Craig in the year 1868 while stationed at Passaic. In 
the following year, 1869, Rev. E. V. King, successor of 
Dr. Craig, continued a preaching appointment at the 
Park during several months, but finally abandoned the 
enterprise as unprofitable. 

The work of these ministers was purely missionary 
and without doubt was productive of good, but their ef- 
forts resulted in nothing tangible. In the year 1870 Rev. 
A. L. Brice, presiding elder of the Jersey City district. 
determined to found a church at Rutherford Park if pos- 
sible. He surveyed the ground, consulted with the few 
Methodists then residing in the Park, and took the first 
steps towards securing a place for worship. Communica- 
tion was held with S. P. Hammond, then a teacher in the 
Passaic Collegiate Institute, in reference to the proposed 
plan. On Saturday, November 5, 1870, in company with 
Rev. E. V. King, S. P. Hammond decided to hold a meet- 
ing on the following Monday, November 7th, at the house 
of Edson H. McEwen. At this meeting ten persons gave 
their names to form a class in connection with the Metho- 
dist Episcopal Church, and subsequently at the house of 
R. H. Rodda, S. P. Hammond was elected leader. These 

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class meetings served as a nucleus for the church until 
the first public service in Union Hall, December 18, 1870. 

A meeting for church organization was held on Decem- 
ber 15, 1870, at the residence of Thomas M. Dickey, cor- 
ner of Newark and Passaic Avenues. Rev. A. L. Brice 
called this meeting and appointed as stewards E. A. How- 
land, Jonathan Kelshaw, John Terhune, Edson H. Mc- 
Ewen and Thomas M. Dickey, Charles R. Ellis, Edward 
F. Randolph, E. A. Cords, Joshua Ackison, Edson H. 
McEwen and Richard Rodda. 

The society decided to call itself the Park Methodist 
Episcopal Church and proceeded to become incorporated 
under that name. On Sunday, December 18, 1870, a con- 
gregation convened in response to the following printed 
call: "The Park Methodist Episcopal Church, Ruther- 
ford Park, N. J., will hold Divine Worship in Union Hall 
on and after Sunday, December 18, 1870, commencing at 
10 :30 A. M. The seats are free and all are cordially in- 
vited to worship with us. S. P. Hammond, pastor." 

The first sermon was preached by the pastor from 
Psalm 1 : Verses 1 and 2. Morning services were con- 
tinued in Union Hall until the fall of 1871 and additional 
evening service was held until the society entered the new 
church, July 28, 1872. In the summer of 1871 a desirable 
lot was secured from the "Park Land Co." through the 
influence of Charles Blakiston. Said lot is situated on 
Orchard Street and is 90 x 125 feet, valued at two thou- 
sand dollars at the time it was given. At an official meet- 
ing held May 20, 1871, it was decided to proceed to the 
erection of a church building to cost eight thousand dol- 
lars, said building to be erected upon a lot of ground 
presented to the society by the Park Land Co. This 
ground was broken for the new church in August, 1871, 
Daniel Van Winkle, officiating ' ' with the shovel. ' ' 

The services connected with the laying of the corner- 
stone were held in Union Hall on September 24th, and the 
stone was laid by Doctor J. M. Howe of Passaic on Sep- 

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tember 25th. On the Sunday preceding the ceremony at 
the ground Rev. Randolph S. Foster, 1 ).!)., afterwards 
Bishop, preached the morning sermon from Isaiah 9:6. 
In the afternoon, addresses were delivered bv the Rev. 
Dr. Crane, Dr. 0. H. Tiffany and Cornelius Walsh, Esq. 
In the evening a sermon by Rev. J. A. Monroe. On Mon- 
day morning the address was made by the Rev. Dr. D. W. 
Bartine. On June 19, 1872, the new church was entered 
and the contract made good by holding a prayer meeting 
at which the following persons were present : S. P. Ham- 
mond, E. H. McEwen, E. A. Howland, T. M. Dickey, Mrs. 
Dickey, C. R. Ellis, J. W. Kellett, Miss Lizzie Kellett, W. 
A. Tompkins, Mr. and Mrs. Rodda, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. 
Knapp, James Stewart of Chicago, Miss Marcella 
Cole, Miss Hannah Freeman, Miss Kelly and William 
Luke. 

The first public service was held in the lecture room 
of the church July 28, 1872. Sermon was preached by 
the Rev. J. A. Monroe, A.M., from Corinthians 6 :19. On 
Sunday, August 18, 1872, the first Sunday School service 
was conducted under E. H. McEwen, superintendent. < hi 
the following Sunday the Union School at Lyceum Hall 
was voluntarily disbanded, and the majority of its mem- 
bers united with the new school. To the careful consid- 
eration and efficient work of Mr. T. M. Dickey, while su- 
perintendent of the Union School, is due much of the 
success of the new organization. The dedicatory services 
of the lecture room did not take place until September 
15, 1872. The Rev. J. A. Monroe preached the dedicatory 
sermon. In the afternoon addresses were given by Rev. 
Richard Van Home and Rev. Stephen Merritt, Jr. Mr. 
Merritt did the church most efficient service on that oc- 
casion not only by his gift, but influencing others to give. 
In the evening Rev. Lewis R. Dunn of Paterson preached. 
The pastorate of S. P. Hammond expired with the con- 
ference year March, 1*74, and Rev. .1. A. Owen was ap- 
pointed his successor, who served 1874 and 1875. Mr. 
Owen was a fearless preacher of righteousness and did 

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the people much good. In the Spring- of 1876 Rutherford 
Park and Kingsland were made one appointment with 
the Rev. Elbert Clement as pastor, a most faithful minis- 
ter of Jesus Christ. The conference session of 1877 the 
Rev. Albert A. King was sent to this charge in connection 
with the Passaic Church and continued as its pastor until 
it was deemed advisable by the quarterly conference held 
at the Passaic church to abandon the project, and give 
church letters to the members desiring to join elsewhere. 
This, however, was but for a short duration. In Janu- 
ary, 1879, the pastor of the M. E. Church, Corona, N. J., 
Rev. W. H. Russell, was invited to preach at the Baptist 
Chapel, at which place quite a number of Methodists 
came, and after the service inquired if he could preach 
regularly. He informed them that living at a distance 
he could not come unless brought back and forth, which 
was done. A society was organized and a Sunday School 
established in his own hired house until it became too 
small to hold the people, when he hired Union Hall, had 
it put in repair and on March 3, 1880, it was formally or- 
ganized as the Rutherford M. E. Church by the Rev. Wm. 
Tunison, presiding elder, and he appointed the Rev. W. 
H. Russell, pastor. The following trustees were elected, 
viz.: William Slingerland, president; Edward Gordan, 
treasurer; Charles Bell, secretary; Edward Stackley, 
John Slingerland. The church was organized with 
twenty members and a Sunday School of thirty. The 
next year, 1881, an attempt was made to erect a new 
chapel, subscriptions were solicited and eight hundred 
dollars was promised. A lot on Ames Avenue, was do- 
nated by Mrs. Mary E. Ames of New York, and applica- 
tion was made of the Church Extension Society to aid in 
the building of a chapel, and on June 24, 1881, a loan was 
granted of two hundred and fifty dollars and a donation 
of two hundred and fifty dollars was granted and re- 
ceived. 

On July 6, 1881, the society purchased the old church 
edifice for the sum of eight hundred dollars and used the 

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frame and material to build the new chapel on Ames 
Avenue. Upon the payment of five hundred dollars and a 
note of three hundred dollars all papers, deeds, etc., of 
the old church were delivered to the trustees of Ruther- 
ford M. E. Church. 

The contract was made for the erection of the new 
church in July, 1881, and the church dedicated on Nbvem 
ber 20, 1881. The cost, not including donation of lot and 
material, was twenty-five hundred and fifty dollars, mak- 
ing a total of thirty-seven hundred dollars. December 1, 
1881, the church was dedicated by the presiding elder, 
Rev. C. S. Coit, Rev. J. W. Marshall, Rev. AY. C. Wig- 
gins and the pastor. At the conference session of 1882 
held in Newark the presiding elder, Dr. Coit, makes 
this unique statement in his annual report to the confer- 
ence : "Rutherford has been resurrected; Methodism, 
which had been pronounced dead, lives again, although 
her enemies had called the wreck of a once beautiful 
church, through which the winds howled, and over whose 
floors the town boys sported — her tombstone. This fruit 
of extravagance has been purchased by the pastor, taken 
and rebuilt on another site. Smaller and humbler in di- 
mensions, yet with perfectly manageable debt. The new 
chapel is neat and commodious. It has sixty members, 
all united and happy, and a Sunday School of one hun- 
dred children. Truly God is behind the churches, else the 
folly of men and the wisdom of the world would prevail 
against her." 

In the spring of 1882 the Rev. Wm. Ostrander was ap- 
pointed as pastor and remained with this band of faithful 
workers for two years. His was a work that put courage 
and inspiration into the hearts of all the people. April :>. 
1884, the Rev. J. C. Howard was made the pastor. The 
year proved one of many discouragements but with 
dauntless faith in the Master's leadership the pastor and 
people went forward to new victories. Idle conference 
session of 1887 sent the Rev. R. E. Schuh, a student at 

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Drew, to this charge. He remained but six months, when 
the Rev. C. M. Anderson was appointed to this charge 
by Bishop C. H. Fowler. During Pastor Anderson's 
ministry great advances were made in all directions. The 
church proved too small to accommodate the people. In 
1889 the church building was beautified at a cost of nine 
hundred and six dollars, all of which was paid for. In 
the years 1891-2 the church had prospered so rapidly that 
the officials decided to change the location of their prop- 
erty and to this end purchased a very fine, eligible plot 
of 180 x 200 feet on West Passaic Avenue, one of the best 
avenues in the borough. "They are now engaged," says 
Dr. Hammond, in his report of 1892, "in building a fine 
parsonage at a cost of four thousand dollars. The whole 
property cost six thousand dollars. This all means a new 
church in the near future and then one of the best sub- 
urban charges in this conference." Much credit is due 
the faithful efforts of Pastor Anderson in placing this 
society on such a foundation. The Spring of 1893 
brought the Rev. Wm, M. Trumbower as pastor to this 
charge. He remained but one year and was succeeded 
by the Rev. William Day, who, after three months' ser- 
vices, was taken ill and passed to his reward Sunday 
morning, July 21, 1895. While in the midst of a new 
church enterprise in which he was deeply interested he 
was taken away. Mr. Day was a man of remarkable 
sweetness of spirit and had achieved rich results in the 
Master's cause through long and faithful service. The 
church called for the services of a young student to fill 
out the year and found such a one in Charles L. Mead, 
whose father was then preaching in Union Place M. E. 
Church, Union Hill, N. J. 

He at once proved a most capable leader. A revival 
broke out under his leadership and forty-five were added 
to his membership. On November 4, 1895, the corner- 
stone of the present edifice was laid with imposing cere- 
monies. The new church will be well adapted to the 
growing membership and congregation in this beautiful 

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town. The edifice will cost about fourteen thousand dol- 
lars. Methodism is now rooted in this town and its in- 
fluence for righteousness will be widespread. Dr. John 
Krantz, presiding elder, makes this report of Rutherford 
at the conference session of 1898: "Our noble church 
at Rutherford is on the upgrade all the time. A new or- 
gan costing sixteen hundred and fifty dollars was pur- 
chased and paid for, besides a reduction of the debt by 
five hundred dollars. Every branch of the church work 
is thriving and advancing." In 1899 the Rev. A. B. 
Richardson was appointed pastor and the following year 
the Rev. J. F. Maschman was made the pastor. During 
his administration six hundred dollars of a floating debt 
was paid and two thousand dollars on the mortgage of 
the church. The membership now had reached two hun- 
dred and twenty-five. In the spring of 1904 the Rev. F. L. 
West was appointed pastor; during his ministry of three 
years one hundred were added to the church, the mort- 
gage reduced, and the pastor's salary increased. The 
conference of 1907 sent the Rev. W. H. Ruth to Ruther- 
ford church. His untiring fidelity to all the interests of 
the charge added much to the strength of Methodism in 
the borough. Owing to crowded conditions the official 
board decided to change the front of the present edifice 
and build a chapel in the rear. This was all accom- 
plished in Pastor Ruth's fifth year— a splendid up-to-date 
Sunday School building in the rear of the church edifice, 
and the addition to the front of the church makes this 
property one of the most pleasing structures in the dis- 
trict. The church now records a membership of over 
four hundred. Dr. Ruth's six years of service were of 
wonderful inspiration to the people. 

In March, 1913, the Rev. M. Y. Bovard was appointed 
pastor and in his three years of preaching and faithful 
pastoral visitation united the people into a fellowship of 
devotion to the church unequaled in its history. The 
Rev. C. S. Kemble began his ministry in Rutherford April 
4, 1916, During his second year the "Nehemiah Band," 

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under the leadership of J. W. Stephenson, president of 
Board of Trustees, repainted and renovated the entire 
property and installed a new organ blower at a cost of 
eleven hundred dollars, all paid. This church meets its 
full opportionments for the general benevolences for the 
first time in its history. The Spring of this year, 1920, 
brought to the church from the Elizabeth district Rev. 
F. C. Mooney as pastor. The church has a large and 
bright future with a well organized and harmonious peo- 
ple. No better body of men and women could be found 
anywhere in the borough or district. The twenty-fifth 
anniversary of the laying of the corner-stone was deemed 
by pastor and people a fitting time for such a celebration. 
It was planned to open the exercises Sunday, November 
14th, 1920, with the sermon by Bishop Luther B. Wilson, 
Area Bishop, and the anniversary sermon November 21st, 
1920, by Bishop. C. L. Mead. 



The Rutherford Congregational Church 

The present Congregational Church is the outcome of 
a little Sunday School started in September, 1893, in the 
vacant room of a store on Union Avenue in the western 
section of the borough. 

The idea of a mission school was conceived by members 
of the Presbyterian Church who enlisted the services of 
Mr. J. N. Bookstaver. Over a score of children were 
corralled the first Sunday. 

Two years later the school moved to a building then 
known as the West End Club House, the Christian En- 
deavor Society of the Presbyterian Church held services 
Sunday evenings and the Rev. Henry W. Bainton, of 
Lyndhurst and Kingsland, preached Sunday afternoons. 

When the Club House became crowded, a new building 
was talked of. It being at that time a Union organization 
it was found impossible to raise money enough from 
any denomination except the Presbyterians to erect a 

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church building, members of this church having started 

the Sunday School; so the Rev. Edwin Bulkley, I). I)., the 
pastor, was asked to help, which he cheerfully did. The 
members then became an independent, incorporated body, 
and among Dr. BulMey's last official duties previous to 
his retirement was the dedication, in 1898, of the Eman- 
uel Chapel, Union and Belford Avenues. 

In 1901 this chapel, joining the Presbytery, became a 
Presbyterian Church with twenty-six charter members, 
the Rev. Charles Ellis Smith, a student of Union Semi- 
nary, pastor. The Rev. A. B. Churchman of New York, 
Rev. A. F. Parker, Rev. Van Meter, Rev. Craig and Dr. 
Reed of Hackensack followed each other until 1907. 

The church being at the extreme edge of the town's 
population did not flourish. The members concluding 
it was the location, decided to move into the midst of 
the field it hoped to serve. The Presbytery not being 
willing - , its members, through Dr. Scudder of Jersey City, 
decided to appeal to the Congregational Home Board, 
who cheerfully responded and generously helped in or- 
ganizing, in 1907, the society called the Rutherford 
Congregational Church, the Rev. Henry Atterwick be- 
coming its pastor. The Emanuel Church property was 
sold in 1910, the present site at Carmita and Washing- 
ton Avenues was bought and the new church built the 
following year. 

Under the fostering and faithful care of the Rev. Henry 
Utterwick, in his service of nearly seven years, was laid 
the foundation of the present thriving and growing- 
church. The Rev. R. L. Peterson followed Mr. Utterwick 
in 1916, and with his energy and vigorous personality 
put the financial affairs of the church on a sound business 
basis. 

During the Great War, in the summer of 1918, the 
Church granted Mr. Peterson a vacation of three months 
with salary, to serve as a secretary of the V. M. C. A. at 
officers' training earn]). In 1919 Mi-. Peterson resigned to 

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Congregational Church, Rutherford, New Jersey 




Unitarian Church, Rutherford, New Jersey 
(The Church of Our Father) 



serve a larger charge in the Bronx, New York City. The 
present pastor, Rev. Henry M. Prentiss, was called and 
accepted the charge August, 1919, and is successfully 
carrying on, in this growing community, a thriving church 

of many activities. 

Isabella Wyatt. 



The Unitarian Society of Rutherford 

The Church of Our Father 

The Unitarian Society of Rutherford is a religious 
society or congregation which began its organic existence 
at a meeting held on December 22, 1891, at which time a 
constitution was adopted which declared as follows: 

"The chief purpose of this Society is to maintain and 
support a Unitarian Church, committed to the supreme 
authority of reason, for the worship of God and the re- 
ligious instruction of man; thereby, and by all other 
proper means, to promote in the world the growth of 
high aspirations, the love of the truth and the practice of 
virtue and righteousness. 

"Among these other means this Society recognizes the 
value to practical good conduct and to intellectual and 
moral improvement, of providing, as far as may be, op- 
portunities for social culture, for innocent amusement 
and healthy recreation. 

"In all good works for humanity's sake, and so far as 
may lie within its means, this Society is bound to lend 
a hand. 

"No subscription to, or profession of, any covenant, 
creed or formula of faith shall be required of any mem- 
ber of this Society." 

The trustees of the Society filed, on January 4, 1892, 
their certificate whereby they became incorporated under 
the laws of the State, as the "Incorporation of the Uni- 
tarian Society of Rutherford." 

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The members of the Society began to hold religious ser- 
vices in October, 1891, which have ever since been regu- 
larly continued. 

On May 25, 1802, the Society called the Reverend 
George H. Badger as its first pastor, and he continued 
thereafter to serve until September 16, 1898, when his 
resignation was tendered and accepted. Since Mr. 
Badger's pastorate, the Society has been served by other 
pastors, as follows : 

Reverend Willard Reed, from October, 1898, to June 
4, 1899. 

Reverend Samuel C. Beane, from February 4, 1900, to 
September 27, 1904. 

Reverend Elizabeth Padgham, from her call on Octo- 
ber 19, 1904, to the present time. 

During the pastorate of Mr. Badger the church build- 
ing on Home Avenue was completed and dedicated (on 
December 15, 1892) ; and later, during Miss Padgham 's 
pastorate, a parish house was erected. 

In the Spring of 1921, Miss Padgham expressed her 
desire to resign her pastorate, but was induced to with- 
draw it and to continue to act, upon the Society's sug- 
gestion that she have a year's leave of absence, during 
which the Society was served by the Reverend Leon R. 
Land. Miss Padgham resumed the active duties of the 
pastorate in September, 1922. 

Membership in the Society or Congregation does not 
necessarily involve membership in the church which the 
Society exists to support; although, it is usual that one 
who is a member of the one organization should also be a 
member of the other. From the beginning, the church 
has asked its members to assent only to the following 
brief declaration : 

''Earnestly seeking for larger truth and a higher 
attainment of personal character, we unite in this cove- 

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nant of love and right endeavor, to the end that we may 
better worship Grod and serve our fellowmen." 

As may be observed, the altitude of the Church is that 
each individual must have the largesl possible latitude, to 
formulate for himself the specific articles of his religious 
faith, and it may be added that Unitarians generally, 
while respecting all sincere religious convictions, conceive 
that the proper basis for church fellowship is not to be 
found in any profession of belief, or in any declaration 
from which a profession of belief may be implied, unless 
it is extremely broad and inclusive. They agree that the 
individual's religious faith is a matter of serious concern, 
but that it is important, not so much that a person shall 
profess any given belief, as that he shall, in fact, believe 
that which he may be willing to profess. They think that 
the church, itself, should have but one imperative dogma 
which may be expressed in five words — 

NOT JUNG THAT IS NOT TRUE. 



The Baptist Church of Rutherford 

Front "Things Old and Nov from Rutherford" 

The writer of this history is greatly indebted t<> 
E. R. F. Saunders, Esq., who prepared and read a his- 
tory at the tenth anniversary of the church, November 
18th, 1897. 

On .June 25th, 1869, a meeting was held at the house of 
Benjamin Yates to consider the question of organizing a 
Baptist church. There being an unanimous vote the 
church was organized October 1st, 1869, the church was 
given the name of "The First Baptist Church of Ruther- 
ford Park." The constituent members were: Richard 
Shugg, Maria A. Shugg, Benjamin Yates, Tryphenia 
Yates, William H. Locke, Elizabeth Locke, George l>. 
Waterbury, Mary E. Waterbury, Catherine K. Water- 
bury, Samuel S. Hink, Hannah Sink, E. C. C. Eussey, 

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Cecelia Hussey, James N. Bookstaver, M. Louisa Book- 
staver, Sophie D. Oldring, Emma L. Oldring and Sarah 
E. Winslow. The first deacons were Richard Shugg, E. 
C. Hussey and Benjamin Yates. The first church build- 
ing was erected in 1870, at the corner of Park Avenue 
and Highland Cross. The lot on which this building 
stood was donated by Deacon Richard Shugg. The 
church had met in private homes until this building was 
completed. It cost $2,700. The first pastor was the 
Rev. John A. McKean, he was followed by the Rev. A. 
H. Robinson, Rev. W. E. Wright, Rev. A. H. Cornell and 
Rev. P. F. Jones. At a meeting held February 13th, 
1885, it was decided to disband on April 1st of the same 
year. This action was taken in view of the inability of 
the members to further sustain the church. There were 
those who felt very badly over this disbandment. 

The Pilgrim Baptist Church was organized January 
22d, 1885, but had only a brief existence. 

The present church was organized October 28th, 1887. 
The Pilgrim Church transferred all its property to the 
new organization. 

To this was given the name of the "Rutherford 
Church." The Baptist following were constituent mem- 
bers : Richard Shugg, Mrs. Maria A. Shugg, James Hew- 
itt, Mrs. Amelia Hewitt, L. A. Dicker, Mrs. Jennie E. 
Dicker, Wm. H. Shugg, Mrs. Lizzie E. Shugg, Miss Delia 
C. Potter, Miss Maria A. Shugg, Miss Ida A. Shugg, Miss 
Florence C. Shugg, Miss May E. Shugg and Miss Mary 
Faes. Richard Shugg was elected deacon, Wm. H. Shugg, 
clerk, and Henry Prentiss, Wm. H. Shugg, L. A. Dicker, 
James M. DeWitt and Richard Shugg, trustees. The 
church was recognized November 4th, 1887. The first 
meetings were held in Masonic Hall, where the Pilgrim 
Church had also worshiped. 

Rev. James Hewitt, a member of the church, was or- 
dained to the Gospel Ministry November 15th, 1887. He 

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Baptist Church, Rutherford, Xi:w Jersey 
(Old Edifice) 





Baptist Church, Rutherford, New Jersey 
(Presenl Edifice 



preached for the church for some time after its organiza- 
tion. 

In August, 1888, Rev. James L. Hastie, Jr., was settled 
as pastor. It was during this pastorate that the present 
chapel was erected. The opening services of the chapel 
were held January 26-28, 1890, and the season was one 
of great rejoicing. The church made large advances in 
many ways. Mr. Hastie resigned to accept a call to 
Croton, N. J. 

Rev. Wm. G. Myles became pastor November 2d, 1890. 
He was pastor about a year and a half. 

Rev. E. J. Cooper followed in the pastorate and con- 
tinued in this relation about four and a half years. 

Rev. W. W. Case, of West Hoboken, the present pastor, 
commenced his labors the second Sabbath of December, 
1896. The church now numbers about one hundred and 
seventy members. A mortgage of $2,000 has rested on 
the chapel for a number of years, and has been a source 
of embarrassment. 

This is being gradually paid. It is expected that it 
will be entirely paid before the end of 1899. Consider- 
able improvement has been recently made on the chapel 
and grounds. After the mortgage is paid the people 
will feel that they can safely look in the direction of 
erecting the main edifice. They hope to erect an edifice 
that will be an honor to the town, and to the cause of 
Christ. Pastor and people are working earnestly to- 
gether, and are looking forward hopefully to the future. 
The present officers are : 

Pastor— Rev. W. W. Case. 

Deacons — Richard Shugg, John H. Hingle, E. R. F. 
Saunders and H. J. Ronalds. 

Trustees — A. A. Clark, Henry Prentiss, Lewis Perrine, 
E. De Gruchy, Jr., and Wm. H. Hingle. 

Clerk— E. R. F. Saunders. 

Rev. W. W. Case. 

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History of the Growth of Christian 
Science in Rutherford, N. J. 

"First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Rutherford, 
X. J.," is the natural outgrowth of the understanding 
of the presence and power of "God with us." A Chris- 
tian Science practitioner had removed from New York 
and made her home in Rutherford. On the tenth of 
February, 1905, a resident of Rutherford called upon this 
practitioner to ask if it were possible for her daughter 
to be healed. This daughter was a great sufferer; she 
had undergone live surgical operations, and Avas about 
to submit to another one, with no assured hope of com- 
plete restoration to health. She was told that "with Grod 
all things are possible." The treatment began, anil sin- 
was quickly and permanently healed. Others came and 
were healed. The physical healings were as nothing com- 
pared with the better understanding of God and His 
Christ gained through the study of the Bible and the 
Christian Science text book, "Science and Health with 
Key to the Scriptures," by Mary Baker Eddy. 

The Bible Lessons were studied at the home of the 
practitioner until it was felt that a public place of worship 
should be secured. Sunday morning, November 18, 1 !»<)(>, 
the first Christian Science service was held in Euckstuhl 
Hall. On the 28th of January, 1907, a church was incor- 
porated as First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Ruther- 
ford, N. J., with twenty-three members and seven pupils 
in the Sunday School. As it was found impossible to 
hold Wednesday evening meetings and have a Reading 
Room in Ruckstuhl Hall, a large room on the ground 
floor of the Franklin Building was secured, and on Sum 
day, December 29, TOO", services were held there; on 
New Year's Eve following, the tirst Wednesday evening 
mi'. 'ting was held. Services were continued in this room 
with increasing numbers and growth in the understand- 
ing of Christian Science, until May, 1912, when the place 
of meeting was changed to \'2~2 Park Avenue. 

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On March 22, 1909, a plot of ground at Park and Newell 
Avenues was purchased, upon which the new church edi- 
fice was erected in 1912. The architecture of this edifice 
is unique, the exterior and interior attractive, and all 
appointments well adapted for their intended use. The 
opening services were held Sunday, November 17, 1912. 

On November 21, 1920, the church was dedicated free 
of all indebtedness. A reading room is maintained in the 
church edifice, with a regular librarian in charge. This 
church has been blessed in the erection of this building 
as a place of worship. 

Board of Trustees 

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 

Rutherford, N. J. 



History of the Catholic Church in 
Rutherford, N. J. 

In the early part of the last century Catholics residing 
in what is now Rutherford attended St. John's Church, 
Newark, and St. Peter's Church, Belleville. In 1854 the 
first Catholic Church erected in Bergen County was 
begun at Lodi. Rutherford Catholics belonged to the 
new church until 1868, when St. Nicholas' Church, Pas- 
saic, was erected. Finding it more convenient to attend 
services in Passaic they formed a part of the Passaic 
parish until 1873, when the present Church of St. Joseph 
was completed at Carlstadt. The new parish limits em- 
braced all that territory known as South Bergen. In 
this church many of the Catholics now in Rutherford 
were baptized and married and many a fervent prayer 
goes up to God from Catholics here in behalf of the 
saintly pastor of St. Joseph's, Rev. Camillus Mondorf, 
whose priestly example and earnest preaching did so 
much to preserve the Catholic faith in their souls. 

The Catholic population in Rutherford being increased 
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First Church op Christ, Scientist, Rutherford, 

New .Ikksky 




St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Rutherford, 
New Jersey 



by families moving from large cities to the suburbs, 
made St. Joseph's Church too small to accommodate so 
large a congregation, so steps were taken to device means 
to erect a Catholic Church in Rutherford. During March, 
1908, a meeting of the Catholics of Rutherford was held 
and a committee, consisting of A. AY. Bickner, E. E. 
Carleton, C. Campbell, F. J. Guilfovle, R, J. Lyons, I). J. 
Lyons, F. Moffatt, T. J. O'Hea and J. E. Zindt, were ap- 
pointed to wait on Bishop J. J. O'Connor of Newark in 
reference to establishing a parish in Rutherford. Early 
in April, 1.908, application was made to Bishop O'Connor. 
The numbers of families necessary to support a resident 
pastor being more than sufficient, Bishop O'Connor 
£,icciued permission to form a new parish, and on April 
16, 1908, appointed Rev. William Grady pastor. Being 
already in charge of the Sacred Heart Parish, Kingsland, 
N. J., which had been erected a few years before, Father 
Grady was no stranger to the people of Rutherford and 
received a cordial welcome not only from Catholics but 
non-Catholics alike. With all the ardor and zeal of a 
young priest, nobly seconded by his devoted parishioners, 
he started the work which to-day is a monument to his 
efforts. He celebrated the first mass on Easter Sunday, 
April 19, 1908, in the City Hall. At this mass were 
55 people. Mass was said in the City Hall until at a later 
date it was found necessary to move to Ruckstuhl Build- 
ing on Sylvan Street. When the parish was started it 
was known as St. William's Mission. Meantime property 
was purchased on Home Avenue and the beautiful Eng- 
lish Gothic church was begun. Work progressed rapidly 
and on Christmas Day, 1909, mass was celebrated in the 
basement of the church. The corner-stone was laid on 
October 3, 1909, and the parish was then officially desig- 
nated as St. Mary's. The church was completed and dedi- 
cated April 10, 1910. The great work that Father Grady 
did in Rutherford won the admiration of his brother 
priests and was amply rewarded by his Bishop when, 
in 1915, he appointed him to the larger and more im- 

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portant parish of St. Mary's, South Orange. His new 
appointment, while a well deserved honor to him, was 
the cause of universal regrel to the parishioners and his 
many non-Catholic friends and supporters. Bui a priest 
is a soldier. Be goes where his commanding officer or- 
ders. Father Grady was succeeded by the present pastor. 
Rev. J. J. Smith. Father Smith's first undertaking was 
to erect a parochial school, which was started in the 
Spring of 1916, and the school was completed and ready 
for the pupils in September, 1916. Afterwards a build- 
ing was purchased which is used as a convent. 

As one reviews the work that has been achieved by tic 
Catholics of Rutherford in the past 14 years, he cannot 
help but express his admiration. They have a complete 
plant, church, parochial school, rectory, and convent, with 
very little debt. St. Mary's Church and school have con- 
tributed very much to make Rutherford a "Home of 
happy and contented people." Judged by the standards 
of the world, the Catholics of Rutherford are deserving 
of praise, especially when it is recalled thai they do not 
number one thousand souls, including infants, but the 
true Catholic when the praise is offered will cry out with 
Mother Church, Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sal 
Momimi Fun da Gloriam — Not to us, () Lord, not to us, 
but to Thy Name give glory. 

J. A. Van Brunt. 




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Report of Committee on Current 
History 



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OUR Committee on Current History submits 
herewith its report of events in the march of time 
for the year 1921 and part of 1922. 
History in the making in Bergen County is of such a 
nature that to arrange all events chronologically would 
require volumes. It is a fact that Bergen County grows 
to-day faster than any county within the length and 
breadth of the United States. What were mere agricul- 
tural fields ten years ago are thriving suburban home 
communities to-day, totaling sixty-nine distinct munici- 
pal units. 

Administration bodies in these numerous municipali- 
ties endeavor to administer progressively to the best of 
their ability the various problems of public safety, wel- 
fare, convenience and comfort as they present themselves. 
The county governing body consists of the Board of 
Chosen Freeholders, which functions as a board of di- 
rectors, ramifying and coordinating their work with that 
of the many local governments with efficiency and eco- 
nomical results surprisingly effective and constructive. 

''Let fools for governments contest; what is best ad- 
ministered is best." This perhaps typifies the present- 
day evolution of governmental affairs in Bergen County. 
The selection of good men and women in various com- 
ponent parts of the county and municipal governments 
has resulted, to a large degree, in a workable application 
of a much desired home rule. This is borne out in many 
ways, but quite notably in an effort to meet dangers of 
travel on the crowded highways as a result of the tre- 
mendous increase in motor transportation. Numerous 
accidents, overloaded heavy trucks, highwaymen and 
general motor vehicle violations were too much for local 
police to handle. To effectively handle the situation, in 
March, 1920, the county organized a Motorcycle Police 

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Department. This has functioned splendidly. Careless, 
reckless and dangerous driving has been reduced to a 
minimum. 

In the rush to meet present-day problems, the past is 
not forgotten ; sentiment still holds its sway, as evideuced 
on May 21, 1921, when the city of Englewood marked 
time sufficiently in its march of progress to celebrate its 
golden anniversary. Englewood 's history is voluminous. 
Englewood was the name given to six farm settlements 
back in August, 1859, since which time there has been a 
" steadfast building on a firm foundation of clear-eyed 
and radiant Christian faith." To one Richard Vree- 
land of the past, is given the honor of being the pioneer 
settler, the descendant of whom resides to-day in the old 
family homestead on Grand Avenue, just across the line 
from Leonia. The name for the town was selected at a 
meeting held in a carpenter shop, presided over by the 
Reverend James Harrison White. Three names were 
suggested, "Pali seen a," "Brayton," and "Englewood." 
No one knows why this famed name of to-day was se- 
lected. It may have had some bearing on the fact that 
the old Liberty Pole on that site was often referred to 
as the Engle neighborhood, nnd "hood" was changed to 
"wood." A man named "Engle" had resided at a 
central point. 

It is said that Mrs. James H. Coe was the first baby 
born in the city. The Coe family is to-day one of the 
best known in Englewood. Fifteen thousand (15,000) 
persons participated in celebrating the anniversary. It 
was a gala occasion, an epoch of importance. 

The next significant date in the annals of affairs in 
Bergen County would be June 12th, the laying of the 
corner-stone of the Roosevelt school, at Ridgefield Park. 
Great feeling was aroused by reason of a controversy 
over a plan of the Board of Education to have simple 
Masonic ceremonies. The result was a tremendous out- 
pouring of Masons and Junior Order men from all parts 

Page 90 



of New Jersey. It was reported thai more than twenty 
thousand (20,000) people participated in the ceremony. 
Never in the history of Ridgefield Park, or any city in 

Bergen County, had there been such a similar event. The 
magnitude of the demonstration was generally attributed 
to some vigorous and persistent objection on the part of a 
few men. There had been rumors of disorder but, char 
acteristic of the American type of man and woman, the 
demonstration passed off splendidly and Ridgefield Park 
had its proudest day. 

The Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge in his brief 
address said, "I want to call attention to the fact that 
Masonry was with us at the very beginning of our educa- 
tional system and it will continue forever its interests in 
that feature of our civilization that the standard of citi- 
zenship may be steadily raised toward an ideal Ameri- 
canism." 

Passing swiftly from the southern end of the county to 
the northern end, history records on June 12th an awak- 
ening of interest in the strange, semi-civilized men and 
women who occupy the hills of the Ramapo mountains. 
They are an admixture of Indian, Negro, Albino and 
white blood, generally referred to as "Jackson White-"; 
a strange uneducated, primitive class. Generations have 
occupied the huts in the mountains. Most of them are 
descendants of slaves originally owned by old Suffern 
families, whose commingling with white people was due 
to Hessian soldiers deserting the English army during 
tlic Revolutionary days to settle with the blacks. Welfare 
workers make no progress in the effort to modernize these 
degenerates, due to the close breeding of the oldest resi- 
dents in the state of New Jersey. 

On a balmy day, .June 17, 1 S >i2 1 , representative officials 
of Bergen County journeyed to the quaint, old town of 
Sussex to pay tribute to the memory of a man, honored 
and respected in the nation as well as the enmity and 
state, William A. Linn, in whose honor engrossed n 

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lutions, passed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders of 
Bergen, were presented to the Linn Hospital. Mr. Linn 
brought honor to his native town, achieved in many ways, 
leaving his life's imprint on the minds of men with 
whom he came in contact. It was he who put Bergen 
County on its firm financial footing when the present 
small Board of Freeholders replaced the larger and more 
cumbersome Board of ancient history. 

Following the work of the great World War, near the 
town of Dumont, there nestled a great group of tem- 
porary structures which, during the stirring war-time 
days, were collectively known as Camp Merritt. On 
June 12th, there occurred a fire which wiped out one 
hundred forty-seven of these buildings. So large was 
the conflagration that all surrounding towns sent fire- 
fighting apparatus. Even New York City dispatched 
engines. The demolition of these army barracks was the 
most spectacular fire in the history of Bergen County. 
Fanned by a southwest breeze, the flames leaped rapidly 
from building to building, illuminating the heaven so 
that it was seen for many miles. 

On July 8th, the permanent site for the erection of a 
historic monument at Camp Merritt was selected. Major 
Langdon, U. S. A., who served at the Camp all during the 
war, was the prime actor in this historic landmark. 

Independence Day, 1921, was selected by East Ruther- 
ford as the occasion for the unveiling of its Memorial 
Monument in honor of the East Rutherford men who died 
during the World War. The subject of the monument is 
a female figure of America, treated in classic note. A 
distinctive program was rendered and enjoyed by a 
large gathering. A parade, participated in by hundreds, 
made the day the most eventful. 

There resides in the beautiful Saddle River Valley, the 
grand old man of Bergen County, David A. Pell, who is 
looking forward toward celebrating his ninety-first birth- 
day. Mr. Pell lives in the same comfortable home at 

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Saddle River to which he came when he was five years 
of age. He is one of the finest citizens of the county, 
four-square in all his dealings, and his home is a mecca 
for the men of affairs in Bergen. On duly 14, last year, 
in his serene old age, two hundred guests gathered ;il his 
home to do him honor on Ins ninetieth birthday. Mr. Pell 
was born in Paramus on duly 11, 1831. For most of his 
life he was active in politics, being elected in 1S()S as 
Assessor of Hohokus Township, and in 1872, Sheriff 
of the County, the first Republican to have been so hon- 
ored. He also served as Surrogate, and for many years 
has been prominently identified with Bergen County's 
banking institutions. He began life as a cattle drove]-. 

The wave of crime which swept Bergen County during 
the early summer months of 1921 perplexed the officials 
and alarmed the inhabitants of the county. To meel 
this condition, Sheriff Joseph Kinzley, Jr., and Prose- 
cutor A. C. Hart called a meeting of all the mayors in the 
county, at which the problem was considered in its many 
details. It was decided to locate at strategical points, 
sentry booths, with the hope that an alarm to the 
Sheriff's office might be sent from them broadcast over 
the county to effect the capture of marauders. To this 
end in cooperation with the county and municipal officials 
the Board of Freeholders caused to be built six booths. 
These were connected by telephones, and this, with the 
functioning Police Department, resulted in cleaning up 
Bergen County. Offenders decided that it was hazardous 
to marauder in Bergen and sought other fields. The 
booths are maintained in operation and this net work 
of protection for the peaceful home centers has given a 
security that might otherwise have been destroyed. The 
crime wave notably receded and the compliments of vis- 
iting judges were received. 

High in its zeal for the care of those who were willing 
to render the last full measure of devotion in the cause 
,»!' their country, the people of Bergen County, headed by 

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Mrs. William H. Stratton, founded the Chestnut Ridge 
Farm as a rest camp for the wounded men of the great 
World War. It has been phenominally successful and 
has provided many hours of comfort and recreation for 
the men who endured the horrors of trench warfare on 
the battlefields of Europe. 

The Daughters of the American Revolution, of Engle- 
wood, dedicated the new flag and Liberty Pole on Octo- 
ber 12, 1921. The expense of this patriotic emblem has 
been borne by the organization, and it marks a historic 
land-mark. This is the only Liberty Pole site known in 
all of New Jersey. The original pole was in existence 
until 1828, when it was replaced ; in 1845 it was destroyed 
by fire and again replaced. 

The sentimental spirit is kept alive by the Paramus 
Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. On Septem- 
ber 29, 1921, the body made a pilgrimage to historic spots 
of Bergen County, going from Ridgewood to the Mansion 
House at Hackensack, to the old North Side Church at 
Dumont and thence to the Hermitage at Hohokus, where 
much was heard about Aaron Burr and the Widow Pro- 
vost. The pilgrimage learned that the best social life 
of the early days centered around the old Hermitage. 
As shown in the manual on record at the Old Church at 
Paramus, this building is one of the oldest stone struc- 
tures of Jersey history. 

The annals of Bergen County for half a century were 
replete with the civic activities and splendid public ser- 
vice of Milton Demarest, who passed to the Great Beyond 
on October 21, 1921. The Bergen County Historical So- 
ciety records show the resolutions passed upon the mem- 
ory of this good citizen, who functioned in public affairs, 
on the educational boards, as legal counsel, and as mayor. 
He was a true patriot and a splendid type of American 
citizenship. 

Future generations will enjoy and love the picturesque- 
ness of the Henry Hudson Drive, "the Rhine of Amer- 

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"The Hermitage" 
Hohokus, N. J. 

Historic Scene of Pilgrimage 
Dedicating the Liberty Paramus Chapter 

Pole at Englewood, N. J., Sons of the American Revolution 
Oct., 1921 




Opening the Henry Hudson Drive, Interstate Park 
< )ctober 30th, 192] 



ica." This part of the Interstate Park, from the Dyck- 
man Street Ferry to Alpine, was opened for public use 
on October 30, 1921. It stands as one of the far-seeing 
achievements of the county. Two states combine to make 
this scenic drive a pleasure for generations to come; a 
show place of America as a panoramic view unequalled in 
the world. Many notable men from New York and New 
Jersey participated in the formal opening. It is a five- 
mile stretch of highway to constitute the south end of an 
interstate road from Fort Lee to Albany. Former Sena- 
tor Edmund W. Wakelee, who has been active always in 
the Palisade Interstate Park, made an address on this 
occasion in which he said that these wonderful Palisades 
will, we hope, remain protected and safe from vandalism 
as long as the world stands, and this Park and this 
Drive will contribute to the welfare of this great Metrop- 
olis. 

For many years of its existence, the county seat, Hack- 
ensack, labored under the handicap of a dual name. To 
the people of Hackensack, and to most people of the 
county, Hackensack was the center of political activity 
and for decades the largest community in Bergen County. 
But for some reason unknown to recent generations while 
the town was known as ' ' Hackensack, ' ' it was legally the 
Township of New Barbadoes. As a matter of fact, it 
worked under two forms of government ; it had a munici- 
pal clerk and it had a town clerk, both functioning. It 
was said that the old name, "Barbadoes," was given the 
township by a man of personality in years gone by who 
had come from. Barbadoes. Of course, the old origin of 
the name "Hackensack" is well known, but in the year 
1921 public sentiment expressed itself at the poles and 
the old title, "Township of New Barbadoes in the County 
of Bergen," was changed to "The City of Hackensack," 
and the nomina of the county seat is now legally and 
officially the City of Hackensack, thus removing another 
old relic of history. 

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An article from the diary of the Hackensack "Republi- 
can," published December 29, 1921, tells of numerous 
events, among which is the opening of the first section 
of a State Highway, known as Route 10, which will run 
from the Hudson River to the Passaic River, through 
Hackensack. When it is complete it will form a grand 
highway of smooth roads and glorious views on each side 
of the Palisade range, showing easterly the splendor of 
the noble Hudson and the great Metropolis of America 
and westerly the pastoral New Jersey views of towns, 
cities, rivers and hills, limited only by the far rim of 
the horizon. The diary also shows that the historic con- 
troversy between the county and the village of Hacken- 
sack as to the "ownership of Main Street" was decided 
this year when a pavement of granite was placed to sur- 
face old Main Street. Since Hackensack paid most of the 
bill, the street must be mostly Hackensack 's. Reference 
is made in the same article to the school survey of Hack- 
ensack and later in this year, 1922, high ratables for 
school support and a battle over the increase in the 
Supervising Principal's salary made an educational hub- 
bub in the quaint old county seat. The taxpayers rose in 
a mass and voted a proposed budget down; passing 
events indicate that there is much constructive criticism 
in the method of operating present-day public schools. 

Editor Bird, to quote him, referred to 1921, and said, 
"This has been a year of comparative dryness. All are 
familiar with the aridity produced by Volstead and Van 
Ness." Reference is also made to "Sheriff Kinzley's 
exemplification of the dryness of the dry by pouring 
many gallons of real good bug-juice on the ash dump east 
of the jail. He also destroyed a truck load of slot ma- 
chines and other gambling devices confiscated by him in 
cleaning up the county." 

Reference was made to the crime wave prevalent for a 
short time. Credit is given to the county police ami the 
county detectives under Prosecutor A. C. Hart for the 
suppression of the outbreaks of crime. The genial editor 

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turned aside from the suggestion of violence to the benefi- 
cence of alleviating victims of thugs to the building of the 
new Hackensack Hospital, which is rearing heavenward 
by clever workmanship in the joining of iron beams and 
girders to construct the marvelous structure standing 
out on the hilltop as a landmark. This is a monument, 
not only to the liberality of the generous people in 
Hackensack in general, but also to William M. Johnson, 
in particular. 

Reference is made to numerous automobile accidents 
during the year and a sectional sentiment which divided 
the people of Hackensack between uptown and down- 
town in the selection of the site of a monument to honor 
the soldiers of the World War. 

Current history must not fail to note the entrance of 
fair womanhood to her proper place in things political. 
She has been very active during the past twelve months. 
Hackensack 's favorite son, William B. Mackay, Jr., at- 
tained distinction as President of the Senate of New 
Jersey, ranking as First Lieutenant Governor and widely 
mentioned as a possible candidate for Governor. This, 
future historians may record. 

The churches during the year throughout the county 
had an encouraging growth and a gratifying increase 
numerically and in all benevolences. 

There passed away during the year, Mrs. James A. 
Romeyn, a woman of much superiority — quiet and effi- 
cient, finding her pleasure in good works. In the Spanish- 
American War she was a Red Cross worker and followed 
up that work in the World War. Mrs. Romeyn diffused 
among a large circle a cordiality and a charm of character 
which reflected the finest kind of Christian life and Amer- 
ican womanhood. 

Current history records the advance of the young man 
in public life to the position of place and trust. A testi- 
monial dinner was tendered the Honorable Walter G. 

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Winne in honor of his selection as District Attorney for 
the State of New Jersey. It was attended by men active 
in public life and was hold in the Union League Club on 
February 15, 1922. It might be mentioned that another 
young- man of prominence, the Honorable W. Irving 
(Hover, of Englewood, has made his mark nationally and 
is the Third Assistant Postmaster General of the United 
States. Mr. Winne, Mr. Glover and Senator Mackay 
loom large in county history for 1921. 

On February 18, 1922, a contract was let by the Camp 
Merritt Memorial Association, through the Bergen 
County Board of Freeholders, for the erection of a 
monument at Camp Merritt to mark the site of this his- 
toric point. The lowest bid for its erection was twenty- 
seven thousand nine hundred and fifty ($27,950) dollars. 
The design was approved by the National Institution of 
Arts at Washington. It is to stand on the south side of 
the junction at Knickerbocker Eoad and Madison Ave- 
nue, between the towns of Dumont and Cresskill. This 
was the street of the camp over which tramped the feet 
of millions of men on their way "Over There." 

Many activities during the year indicated a sentiment 
on the part of people to render a service to mankind. 
Welfare work showed advance. This was evident by the 
work done by the Health Center of Hackensack. The 
Children's Relief and General Welfare Society cared for 
hundreds of cases, and reconstruction, physically, of chil- 
dren in the ear, eye, nose and throat clinics was estab- 
lished by volunteer professional services rendered. A 
wonderful work was done. 

On April 6, 1922, there occurred an incident of unusual 
human interest at the opening of the April term, when 
W. Schuyler Doremus, Deputy County Clerk, was in the 
spot Light. He had rounded out fifty years of continuous 
service recording court and legal activities of B ?en 
County. Resolutions provided by the Honorable William 
M. Johnson were adopted and the newspaper comments 

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were most complimentary on the life of usefulness of Mr. 
Doremus. The Honorable Justice Minturn, in comment- 
ing upon the resolutions, said that a man who held that 
office for fifty years not only deserved having such an 
event inscribed in the official minutes but deserved a simi- 
lar inscription in the Minutes of Heaven. 

In the annals of Bergen County there should be noted 
the opening of the tuberculosis and isolation buildings 
of Bergen County, situated on the County Farm at Ora- 
dell. Hundreds of citizens gathered to visit these institu- 
tions on April 1st. A keen interest was manifested in the 
splendid structure for the benefit of suffering mankind. 

There passed away on April 8th, Thomas H. Cum- 
mings, who, for thirty-five years, had administered jus- 
tice continually as a Justice of the Peace in Hackensack. 
Added to these duties were those of civic activity. He 
was known as ' ' The Little Judge ' ' and a man of sterling 
integrity. 

The same night occurred an occasion on the buoyancy 
of life. This was demonstrated when a gathering of 
I>rominent men of this State and New York came to 
honor Theodore Boettger at the Union League Club. 
Mr. Boettger was selected as President of the New Jer- 
sey Tunnel Commission, which body is to construct the 
first vehicular tunnel connecting the great states of New 
York and New Jersey. 

These are a few of the high lights in the past year in 
which those who come after may take an interest and 
which we respectfully submit. 

Committee on Current History, 

Joseph Kinzley, Jr. 

Edna B. Conklin. 



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Report of the Committee on Genealogy 
and Biography 



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N creating a genealogical and biographical depart- 
ment of a historical society, the usual method of 
procedure is to build up a reference library of 
volumes classed technically as Americana. To do that 
adequately requires a very large expenditure of money 
for books and shelving, a considerable amount of floor 
space and the services of a paid librarian. 

The alternative course is to compile a reference catalog 
which will refer those who consult it to the known sources 
of information and where they may be found. This 
method of procedure requires but a small expenditure 
of money for catalog drawers and cards, very little room 
and but slight expense for typing from time to time as 
the catalog grows. 

This is a historical society, and its historical activities 
are of paramount importance. It follows therefore, that 
its genealogical activities and reqirements are, and of 
right should be, of secondary importance, and conducted 
along the broad lines of family history rather than the 
exploitation of individual ancestry. 

To undertake the accumulation of a genealogical and 
biographical reference library for this society seemed to 
your committee unwise, unwarranted and unnecessary, 
particularly in view of the fact that many of the works 
essential to such a library are either very rare and expen- 
sive, or out of print and unobtainable at any price. Your 
committee therefore recommended to and received per- 
mission from the Executive Committee last Fall to pur- 
chase a two-drawer, "stack-up" catalog cabinet with the 
necessary index cards and to proceed with its plans, out- 
lined at the time, for building up a reference catalog. 

This has been done and a start has been made at a cost 
of less than fifteen dollars out of an initial appropriation 
of twenty dollars. The work of the committee from this 

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point on is a matter of research work and indexing — worfc 
which will keep such a committee busy for a long lime to 
come. Its possibilities are as great or as limited as the 
committee chooses to make them: yet, whatever its limits 
and whatever information the catalog contains, be it little 
or much, it will be of value to those who make use of it. 

It was the hope and expectation of your chairman to 
have a greater number of references in the catalog at this 
time than there are at present, but it is difficult for a 
business man to devote as much time as he would like to 
research work in libraries. Your chairman therefore sug- 
gests that the work of the committee be placed in the 
care of a woman member, or some member who belongs 
to that fortunate class, the retired business man. Such a 
valuable acquisition to the committee would expedite the 
work already well begun and enable it to develop the 
catalog more rapidly. 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Committee, 

Hiram Calkins, Chairman. 




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Report of the Historic Sites and Events 
Committee 



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T affords us great pleasure to report at this time, 
that Ouring the year just passed our labors have 
been directed towards the placing of a memorial 
on "The Gretn" to mark the site of the Court House 
in Hackensack, which was destroyed during the Revolu- 
tionary period. 

As this is a matter of great historic interest we have 
labored diligently to the end that the monument when 
placed in the park will be commensurate in appearance 
with the building which it commemorates. 

Your committee begs to state that the contract for the 
marker has been given to Alexander Ettl, a celebrated 
sculptor of New York City, and that, within two months 
of this date there will be erected on the site of the old 
Court House a beautiful Italian marble seat with an 
inscription carved thereon indicating for what it stands 
and that it has been erected by the Bergen County His- 
torical Society to enlighten the minds of all people down 
the centuries to come. 

In order that the dedicating ceremony may be in Keep- 
ing with the great historical value of the occasion, we 
shall request the president to appoint a special committee 
to take charge of the dedicating of the monument at a 
date to be announced later. 

We are sure every member of this society will make an 
effort to be present on that occasion. 

We have also an appropriation of $100.00 for the 
marker to be erected on the grounds of the old Pons 
Church at Oakland, in memory of the temporary Court 
House and Jail that was erected there in 1780 and used 
as such for a period of about three years. This marker, 
we expect, will be placed during the month of June, the 
exact date of which due notice will be given at the next 
regular meeting. 

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AVe wish to add that Bergen County stands in a fair 
way to receive a monument from the Society of the 
Founders and Patriots of America, to mark a pre-revo- 
lutionary historical site. The site of the First Church 
in the English Neighborhood, erected in 17(>4, lias been 
suggested. As this matter has not as yet taken definite 
form, we allude to it only as a possibility. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James M. Hackett, M.D., 

C. V. R. Bogert, 

AVm. P. Eager. 




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Report of the Committee on the Luth- 
eran Church and Cemetery Site Marker 

N 1716 "Lourance Van Boskeark" gave to "The 
Protestant Lutheran Congregation at and about 
Hackensack" a plot of ground on the West side 
of River Road, on the East bank of the Hackensack 
River, just south of the property now or formerly of Mr. 
Bound. On .this site a church was built in accordance 
with the conditions of the deed, and used as a place of 
worship for many years by the sturdy Dutch inhabitants 
of Hackensack, until about the year 1776. Part of the 
plot was used as a burying ground and many bodies still 
remain therein, notably the donor's descendants. This 
plot is on a bend of the river and freshets have washed 
away a portion of the land. A receiving vault was also 
built there of stones from the old church. 

This site was deemed of sufficient importance his- 
torically, to be marked by a lasting monument, so a com- 
mittee was appointed to arrange for an appropriate 
marker, and it seemed quite fitting that the chairman of 
that Committee should be one who bore the same name 
as the donor of the lot, and a relative of his. The Commit- 
tee met with many delays but finally in November, 1921, 
through the generosity of Mr. Elmer Mabie of Hacken- 
sack, a handsome granite monument was erected on the 
site. The stone bears the following inscription: 

The site of the 

Protestant Lutheran 

Church and Cemetery 

of Hackensack (Township), N. J. 

Records 1704-1776 

Grant of site by 

Lourence Van Boskeark 

1716 

Erected by Bergen County 

Historical Society 1921 

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A complete history of the granl and church is found 
in prior "Papers and Proceedings" of the Society. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Arthur Van Buskirk, 

Dr. Byron (>. Van Horne, 

Frances A. Westervelt. 




Lutheran Ohurch Site Marker 
Teaneck, X. -1. 



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Report of the Membership Committee 

OUR committee begs to report that there have 
been added to the Roll of Membership the fol- 
lowing : 

1921 Annual Meeting Net 519 members 

Paid dues from former election. . . 12 

May 20th — by executive committee 7 

June 17th — by executive committee 10 

Sept. 16th — by executive committee 4 

Oct. 21st — by executive committee 2 

Nov. 18th — mid-year meeting 2 

Dec. 16th — executive committee .. . 2 

Jan. 20th — executive committee ... 1 

Feb. 17th — executive committee. . . 2 

Mar. 17th — executive committee ... 2 

Apr. 7th — executive committee ... 19 

63 



Resignations 9 

Deaths 5 



14 



Gain 49 



Total membership, April 22, 1922 568 members 

Respectfully submitted, 

Cornelius V. R. Bogert, Chairman. 



Report of the Publication Committee 

HE Publication Committee begs to report that in 
the early Fall of 1921 the material for the current 
copy of the Papers and Proceedings of the Bergen 
County Historical Society was turned over to the chair- 
man. 



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Owing to a series of unfortunate interruptions, the de- 
livery of the volume was delayed from week to week. 
The committee deeply regrets this delay, but trusts that 
the general character of the volume may, to a certain 
extent, compensate for the tardiness of its appearance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Catharine G. Wright, 

Flora C Adams. 



Report of the Publicity Committee 



A 



S chairman of your publicity committee, I desire in 
the first place to make my acknowledgment to the 
newspapers of the county who have given so gen- 
erously of their space not only in announcing the meet- 
ings, but in furthering the different activities of the 
society by printing the publicity which has been sent them 
from time to time. Public sentiment is a distinct factor 
in furthering the activities of an association of this 
character, ami the most potent factor in the creation of 
public opinion is, of course, the daily and weekly press. 

I desire, too, to make my acknowledgments to the dif- 
ferent committees for their activity and cooperation with 
the publicity committee. May I suggest that, in future, 
the committees when making their reports from time to 
time, make them in duplicate so that this committee may 
have a verbatim copy for use in its work. 

During the year approximately 480 columns of matter 
concerning the doings of the society have been printed 
in the newspapers of the county. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. YV. Bindeb, Chairman. 

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Report of the Scrap Book Committee 

Eugene K. Bird, Editor 

HIS section of the Bergen County Society's Year 
Book could, and should, be made of absorbing 
interest if members, or others, having material 
(of which there must be a vast amount), would forward 
their notes to the editor, at Hackensack. As "tall oaks 
from little acorns grow," this seed is planted in the hope 
that it may induce many members to contribute to "The 
Scrap Book." 

Here is a "Song of Bergen," written by Mrs. Anna A. 
V. Dater (Mrs. John Y.) in 1890. It has the true local 
flavor : 

A SONG OF BERGEN 

Muse most fair, take now thy seat 

On jagged ridge of Ramapo. 
Pour out a song, unrivaled, sweet, 

To thrill the listening world below; 
Which granite rocks will answer back, 

And tall trees to its rhythm sway; 
The flow'rs will with new beauty glow 

Till nature in transport with praise 
Vaunts up in rhapsody divine, 

And with eternal, crystal voice 
Joins in the music of the spheres. 

Bergen's a land of hills and vales, 

With rippling brooks and placid ponds, 
With forests old and deep and dark, 

With waterfalls arushing down 
O'er moss-grown seamed rocks, 

Joining the river, calmly winding 
Through sunny mead, through gorges dark, 

Where dank fern grows, and hemlock trees 
Exclude the sun and cast a shade 

Like holy, dim cathedral gloom. 

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Broad tracts, where Nature's garden is. 

Where blooms the violet white and blue, 
Where dainty wind flowers rear their heads, 

Anemones and sweet wild rose; 
Green sprays of maiden hair. 

Pure, waxy stars of Bethlehem, 
Seals of Solomon, false and true. 

Wild heliotrope and orchids rare; 
The sweet brier rose and columbine, 

Tiger lilies, with tall, straight stems, 
Standing like brilliant candelabrum; 

The mountain pink, o'er gray rock strewn, 
Dutchman's Breeches, worth sweeter name, 

And down midst the marshy grasses, 
The tender, blue forget-me-nots, 

And scores of others, their sweet breaths 
Mingling in one, 'centrate perfume. 

Making the summer bright and glad. 

High hills, where tine-leaved pine trees grow, 

Whose branches sway in summer winds 
With sobbing breath, breathing a tale 

Of sorrow deep and hidden woe. 
The ground beneath with needles strewn. 

Couches dreamers, who love to lie 
And muse o'er songs and lyrics old. 

O'er things now past and things to come. 
Or lovers stray and with clasped hands 

And tender thoughts, will sit and watch 
Voluptuous day fall in the arms 

Of all-absorbing passionate night, 
Till Desdemona-like, she lies 

On dark Othello's heaving breast. 
How robed in golden 'broidered gown 

Of multifarious tints and hues, 
Prom richest lilac to palest green ; 

How blushes mantling all her face 
At length she slowly sinks from sight. 

Now twilight hush has brought its grace; 
The lowing cows graze 'long the roads; 
The fragrant grass, untrod by men; 

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The birds fly homeward with their mates ; 
The stars peep out with tender eyes ; 

Behind the forest, wrapt in gloom, 
The moon comes up with stately tread, 

And throws abroad her silvery light. 

This land is rich in old folk lore 

Of charms and witches, ghosts and imps; 
When told in midst of laughing friends, 

They thrill and backward glances cause. 
To corners dark, where shadows play; 

But deeper timours feel the swain, 
Who, when he's said his last good-night, 

Leaves his lass on the old round stone, 
So smoothly cut for grinding grain, 

Hears the latch drop and stands alone, 
Turns homeward and his shadow sees 

In close pursuit, and hears the click 
Of stones displaced by his quick step, 

Fears round to turn, and backward look, 
Expecting some grim habitue 

Of nether world to see, 
Quickens his pace, and gains his home 

With beating heart and knocking knees. 

These are but few of Bergen's charms 

As to the northward cool she lies 
Embraced by hills, en wrapt in haze 

Like cloudy veils of heaven's blue; 
Thou art alone, an entire sphere 

Of peace and love and gladdening joys, 
Thou seem'st like some enchantress great, 

Who, by thy wiles, holds all hearts true 
Who once have known thee for their home. 

Absent — they languish for thy vales 
And leaping hills, which kiss the sky. 



THE FIRST WHITE CHILD 

The Bogert family, who first came to this country in 1662, 
settling first on Long Island, coming over to Jersey some years 

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later, settling at Teaneck, in the County of Bergen, have a Legend 
in their family that the first white child born in this pari of 
New .Jersey was a Bogert. That the Indians came for miles 
around to sec the "White Papoose" and presented it with the 
land extending from the Overpeck Creek to the Tappan Sea 
(Zee). 

This was told to my father by his grandfather, Gilliam Bogert, 
of Teaneck, and as my father remembers it, the child was a 

(iuillauine Bogert. 

Mrs. John Y. Dater, 
Oct. 25, 1921. Ramsey, N. J. 



THE RYERSONS 

An unnamed resident of Hackensack sent to the Haek- 
ensaek "Evening Record," March 12, 1922, this reference 
to the old Ryerson family: 

In connection with the discovery of the copy of deed in the 
court house signed by George Ryerson in 1716, Justice of the 
Supreme Court, Common Pleas, for the County of Bergen, will 
say that he was the son of Marten Ryerson, who came from 
Amsterdam, Holland, in 1646, and settled at PTatbush, Long 
Island. In the early part of 1707 he removed to Hackensack, 
having purchased 600 acres of land lying at the mouth of 
"Mochra Brook," and after residing in Hackensack nine years, 
or about 1716, he purchased a tract of some 600 acres of land 
between Pompton and Oakland and settled there. His descend- 
ants in town are Mrs. M. L. R. Bennett, Mrs. lone R. Hall, and 
Miss Elizabeth Ryerson. 



NAMING ENGLEWOOD 

To the Editor of the Englewood "Press": 

As a long-time resident, I am greatly interested in your ac- 
count of the celebration of Englewood 's fiftieth anniversary as 
a township. But, with due apology to Mrs. Bennett, 1 have 
always heard a different version of its christening. Between the 
Dutch hamlets of Ridgefleld ami Schraalenburgh — alas! that 

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that fine old name should have been changed — with their pic- 
turesque churches and graveyards, was a little settlement of Eng- 
lish people called English Neighborhood. It centered about Lib- 
erty Pole tavern, which then stood at the junction of the three 
roads now known as Palisade and Lafayette Avenues and Tena- 
fly Road. When the railroad was completed and the new station 
required a name, Mr. J. Wyman Jones suggested a contraction 
of the name then in use for the locality, so changing English 
Neighborhood into Englewood. 

Yours very truly, 

Anna L. Waterbury. 

Northampton, Mass., April 19, 1921. 



NEW BARBADOES NECK 

That portion of Bergen County, which includes what now 
constitutes Union Township, was originally known by the Indian 
name of Mig-hec-ti-cock (New Barbadoes Neck). It embraced 
five thousand three hundred and eight acres of upland and ten 
thousand acres of meadow. In 1668 Captain William Sanford 
purchased in the interest of Nathaniel Kingsland of the island 
of Barbadoes, this land from the proprietors, on condition that 
he would settle six or eight farms within three years, and pay 
twenty pounds sterling on the 25th of each succeeding March. 
On the 20th of July of the same year he purchased from the 
Indians their title, "to commence at the Hackensack and Pissa- 
wack Rivers, and to go northward about seven miles to Sanfords 
Spring (afterwards Boiling Spring). The consideration was 
170 fathoms of black wampum, 200 fathoms of white wampum 
(each fathom was 12 inches long, and the black was worth double 
the white) ; 19 watch coats, 16 guns, 60 double hands of powder, 
10 pair breeches, 60 knives, 67 bars of lead, 1 anker of brandy, 
3 half fats beer, 11 blankets, 30 axes and 20 hoes." 

Nelson. 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the committee, 

Eugene K. Bird, Chairman. 

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Report of the Topographical and His- 
torical Geography Committee 

BERGEN COUNT V WATERSHEDS 



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PIE four (4) principal Bergen Comity watersheds 
arc as follows : 
Hackensack Valley begins at the termination 
ot the Hackensack Meadows, extends northerly to within 
three (3) or four (4) miles of Haverstraw, and measures 
from the lower end to the State line about twelve (12) 
miles in an air line. 

Pascack Brook Valley begins at Westwood, where the 
Pascack joins the Hackensack, and extends northerly 
across the State line to approximately three (3) miles 
north of Spring Valley. 

The Hackensack and Pascack Brook Valleys contain 
Woodcliff Lake on the Pascack and Oradell storage reser- 
voir, and supply the water for the Hackensack Water 
Company whose works are at New Milford. 

The next valley going west is the Saddle River Valley, 
which commences at the Passaic River in Garfield and 
extends over the State line as far as Spring Valley, X. Y., 
and is sixteen (16) miles long in an air line from its 
lower end to the State line. Near the middle of this valley 
there is a branch from the west which contains the Hoho- 
kus Brook, which here takes a general northwesterly 
and northerly course to about the State line. 

The next and last is the Ramapo Valley, which lies at 
the foot of the Ramapo Mountains and extends northeast- 
erly the length in Bergen County being about nine (9) 
miles to the State line. This valley, the outlet for the 
Ramapo River, which probably contains a larger How than 
the Hackensack, is the site, al its lower end, of the pro- 
posed water works, from which Bayonne proposes tn take 
water for city use. 

Mrs. Roscoe Pabke MxjClave, Chairman. 

P hi< i /."> 



Report of the Committee on Wars and 
Revolutionary Soldiers' Graves 



HE Committee on Wars and Kevolutionary Sol- 
diers' Graves begs to report as follows: 

Further effort has been made during the past 



year by the committee by visiting cemeteries and by 
inquiry, to locate additional veterans' graves, but none 
have been discovered. The committee is of the opinion 
that the ground has been quite thoroughly covered and 
that, in the future, only occasionally will an additional 
grave be discovered. The committee has had no outside 
assistance during the year. It would heartily welcome 
any cooperation on the part of members of the society. 

Two members of our committee, Mr. Carl M. Vail of 
Eidgewood, and the chairman of this committee, were 
members of the commmittee having in charge the changes 
in the monument to General Enoch Poor. It seems to me 
appropriate to incorporate in this report a part of the 
report of Mr. Vail, who was chairman of the Poor Monu- 
ment Committee, and reported as follows : 

"The statue to General Enoch Poor, standing on the Green, 
opposite the court house, at Hackensack, was originally erected 
by the New Jersey Society, Sons of the American Revolution, in 
cooperation with the Bergen County Historical Society and 
others, and the bronze statue of General Poor was placed behind 
the granite shaft and facing west. This prevented its being seen 
from the court house, and only permitted casual glimpses of 
it from those coming up or down the street. 

"It appeared to be the concensus of opinion of the citizens of 
Hackensack and others who saw the statue that this arrangement 
was unsatisfactory and not a credit to Hackensack. 

"The statue is technically the property of the New Jersey 
Society, Sons of the American Revolution. As a member of that 
society I brought the question up at one of its board meetings 
and a committee was appointed, consisting of Doctor Charles F. 
Adams, Hackensack; David L. Pierson, Chairman, Monuments 
and Memorials Committee, and Carl M. Vail, Ridgewood, as 

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Chairman, to rearrange the placing of the statue to appropri- 
ately fit the location. One hundred dollars was also voted by 
that society toward the expense. 

"The committee met and discussed various plans and also 
conferred with President Reid Howell, of the Bergen County 
Historical Society, and Eugene K. Bird, proprietor of the Hack- 
ensack ' Republican. ' Mr. Howell undertook to see that any 
funds in excess of one hundred dollars required would be pro- 
vided, and such amount was subsequently provided by the 
Bergen County Historical Society. 

"It was decided to turn the shaft half-way round so that 
the extension on which General Poor's statue is placed would 
directly face the court house, the statue to be placed on it with 
its back to the granite shaft and facing the court house instead 
of its side to the shaft. 

"Contract for this work was let to John Wehrle of Hacken- 
sack and promptly performed by him in a satisfactory manner. 

"It is hoped that the change will meet with the general ap- 
proval of the community, and that the citizens of Haekensack 
will now feel that the statue is a credit to the city." 
Cordially yours, 

Carl M. Vail, Past President, 

N. J. Society, S. A. R. 

The committee desires to call attention again to the 
fact that its scope is too limited, and that it should be 
extended to cover the locating of the graves of all war 
veterans in Bergen County. At present it is virtually im- 
possible to locate the grave of a veteran of 1812 or of the 
Mexican War, and this difficulty will further increase as 
time passes. 

At the final meeting of a committee appointed by 
Mayor Spencer D. Baldwin, of Haekensack, to formulate 
plans for a World War Memorial, a report was sub- 
mitted by Mrs. Wendell J. Wright, Chairman of the sub- 
Committee on Sites, which embodies so much of interest 
regarding memorials already existing, that I think it 
appropriate to append it as an addendum to this report. 

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ADDENDUM TO DR. ADAMS' REPORT 
By Mrs. Wendell J. Wrighg 

The Site Committee appointed to investigate and rec 
ommend a site for the proposed Memorial beg to submrl 
the following report : 

In approaching the question, your Site Committee has 
assumed that the proposed Memorial will be in the nature 
of a monument, and this report is made upon such as- 
sumption. Three (3) sites have been suggested, as 
follows : 
Anderson Park The Green Fairmount Pabk 

In order to obtain expression of public sentiment your 
committee determined to make a request through the 
local newspapers and by means of slides in the motion 
picture houses for a period covering one week. In pur- 
suance of this policy, the chairman sent the following- 
letter to the "Republican," the "Evening Record" and 
the Bergen "Daily News": 

The committee appointed for the purpose of 
recommending a site for the Soldiers' and Sailors' 
Memorial, is desirous of obtaining an expression of 
public sentiment. The following sites for the erec- 
tion of a memorial have been proposed: 
The Green — Anderson Park — Fairmount Park. 

If you have a preference for one of these sites, 
or wish to recommend any other site for the me- 
morial, communicate with Mrs. W. -1. Wright, 
Chairman of the Site Committee, 298 Union 

Street. 

Your committee has investigated the origin of each of 
these sites and also of the present monuments upon the 
Green and begs to report : 

(a) THE GREEN— In 1669, Capt. John Berry and 
associates acquired title to the land which embraced the 
present Township of New Barbadoes. There is no avail- 

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able record of a transfer of the land which is now "The 
Green," but it is undoubtedly a portion of this original 
grant. In 1696, Capt. Berry deeded to the consistory of 
the First Reformed Church two and three-quarters (2%) 
acres of land as the site of their church and graveyard. 
' ' The Green ' ' may have been acquired at this time. From 
this time on, as is true of every small village, "The 
Green" was the center of all activities. In 1709, Hacken- 
sack Village, then known as New Barbadoes, was detached 
from Essex County and made the County Seat of Bergen. 
The first Court House and Jail was built in 1731 on the 
spot where our present Honor Roll now stands. It 
fronted on Main Street and was burned by the Hessians 
in a night raid in 1780. In 1776, Nov. 20th, Washing- 
ton's army retreated from Fort Lee and passed 
through Hackensack. Washington at that time had his 
headquarters at the Mansion House, which was then 
the home of Peter Zabriskie. On Nov. 22nd, the British 
took possession of Hackensack and that night the 
Hessians camped on "The Green." Sept. 8, 1780, Briga- 
dier General Enoch Poor died and was buried in the 
churchyard of the old church on "The Green." The 
funeral procession was most elaborate, a portion of the 
Continental Army, General Washington and General 
Lafayette attending the services. 

(1) The Monument to the Memory of General Poor 
was erected by the State of New Hampshire, the State of 
New Jersey, the Sons of the American Revolution and 
the Bergen County Historical Society. It bears this 
inscription : 

Dedicated to the Memory of 

Brigadier General Enoch Poor 

by the New Jersey Society of the 

Sons of the American Revolution. 

Born at Andover, Mass., June 21, 1736. 

Died near Hackensack, N. J., 

September 8, 1780. 

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In command of a New Hampshire Bri- 
gade, HE RENDERED SIGNAL SERVICE AT MANY 
BATTLES, ESPECIALLY STILLWATER, SaRATO<;.\, 

Newton and Monmouth. Valley Forge 
witnessed his courage in its privations a n 1 1 
his unselfishness in providing for the 
comfort of his soldiers. 

He secured the respect of all who were 
under his command, gained for all times, 
the esteem of his fellow officers, and the 

CONFIDENCE OF WASHINGTON AND LaFAYETTE. 

He won a Fame as Soldier, Patriot and 
citizen, which has inspired the descend- 
ANTS of Revolutionary' Sires to rear this 
Memorial of his virtues. 

(2) The Fountain.— In 1873 and 1874, the Hacken- 
sack Water Company constructed water works to supply 
the Village of Hackensack with water. A fountain was 
presented to the village by the Water Company (Charles 
H. Voorhis, Pres.), accepted by the town and placed on 
"The Green" to commemorate "the furnishing of water 
to Hackensack through iron pipes from Cherry Hill 
Reservoir at an elevation of 120 feet." 

(3) Cannon. — Extract from the Minutes of the Hack- 
ensack Improvement Commission, April 6, 1908 : "A 
cannon and pyramid of shells mounted was presented to 
the town by the Hackensack Soldiers' Memorial Asso- 
ciation, and was, on motion, accepted." 

The cannon which bears on its muzzle the date, 1865, 
has this inscription: 

"May 30, 1908." 

"To the Memory of Soldiers and Sailors who Lost 
their lives in the Wars of the United States." 

(b) ANDERSON PARK.— The laud comprising An- 
derson Park was given to Hackensack in 1850 by Air. 
Garret Myers Anderson. In the center of the park he 

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erected a Liberty Pole, a mast from a sailing vessel, and 
he personally saw to it that on all public occasions a flag, 
which he had in his possession, was always raised. 

(c) FAIRMOUNT PARK was purchased by the Hack- 
ensack Improvement Commission in 1912 for use as a 
public park. 

The result of the request issued by the Site Commitee 
is as follows : 

176 replies received. 

47 expressed preference for THE GREEN. 
110 expressed preference for ANDERSON PARK. 
6 expressed preference for FAIRMOUNT PARK. 
13 expressed preference for THE GREEN, provided 
present monuments, or some of them, could be re- 
moved. 

Your committee has carefully considered the facts re- 
garding each of the sites and the preferences which have 
been expressed, and the reasons which have been stated 
for the preferences, and are of the opinion that "The 
Green" is not a suitable place for the monument unless 
the cannon, fountain and statue of General Poor could 
be removed. They believe that this number of memorials 
in such a limited space would detract from this proposed 
monument as well as from the existing monuments. In 
view of the facts quoted earlier in this report, the com- 
mittee are not in favor of the removal of any of the 
present monuments on "The Green." They believe that 
such a precedent would be a very dangerous one to estab- 
lish, as it would be an invitation to a succeeding genera- 
tion to do the same as is done by this. Your committee 
recognize and appreciate the historic associations sur- 
rounding "The Green," but call attention to the fact 
that these associations are all connected with past events 
and are in no way connected with the World War. On 
the other hand, Anderson Park has, to some degree at 

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least, been associated with the World War. All of the 
boys leaving Hackensack for cantonments were first as- 
sembled in the armory and then marched up State Street 
to Passaic, to Union, around Anderson Park, to the An 
derson Street Station, where they entrained. The cele 
bration held in Hackensack upon the signing of the 
Armistice terminated at Anderson Park, when the Armis- 
tice Proclamation was read by Col. Alfred T. Holley, and 
the assemblage gathered about the Hag pole and ended the 
celebration of victory by singing the National anthem. 
The parade held at the time of the Welcome Home cele 
bration was organized at Anderson Park, as were each 
of the several parades held during the war. 

Your committee in making their recommendation do 
not feel that they should be controlled by any specific ;i- 
sociations, but having given such associations due con- 
sideration and weight, should recommend the site which 
would most fittingly lend itself to a Victory Monument 
which it is hoped may stand undisturbed during the com- 
ing generations; also one which would form the besl 
setting for such a monument as the effect of the finest 
monument will be lost unless the setting is suitable. 

Your committee is convinced that from every stand- 
point Anderson Park is by far the best suited of the 
three (3) sites which have been suggested. It is very 
near the center of Hackensack; it is on one of the main 
thoroughfares through Hackensack; it is sufficiently large 
to furnish proper setting for an appropriate monument, 
and, in our opinion, the fact that there are no other 
monuments in the park, will materially add to its effec 
tiveness. Therefore, your committee respectfully recom 
mends the selection of Anderson Park as the location for 
a monument to perpetuate the respect and admiration of 
the citizens of Hackensack for the gallant men and women 
who so loyally served their country in the World War. 

Although at the appointment of the Committee on 
Site a Memorial Park had not been suggested, the matter 

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has since been advocated strongly and has met with con- 
siderable support. If, in the judgment of the general 
committee this suggestion has sufficient merit, this com- 
mittee would be glad to have the matter referred to them 
for investigation and report. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charles F. Adams, Chairman. 



Report of the Nominating Committee 



Y 



OUR Nominating Committee, Messrs. Lewis Mar- 
sena Miller, William P. Eager, J. W. Binder, Dr. 
Byron G. Van Home and Cornelius V. R. Bogert, 
lave given careful consideration to the importance of 
organizing an official staff which will continue the favor- 
able progress of the society in carrying out the aims de- 
clared by its organizers twenty years ago. We, there- 
fore, recommend for 

President — Reid Howell, Rutherford. 

Vice-Presidents — William 0. Allison, Englewood; Mrs. 
Albert Zabriskie Bogert, River Edge ; John Y. Dater, 
Ramsey; James E. Demarest, Westwood; William P. 
Eager, Hackensack; George C. Felter, Jr., Bogota; 
Henry 0. Havemeyer, Mahwah ; Daniel E. Pomeroy, 
Englewood; Frank A. Plympton, Hackensack; Mrs. 
P. Christie Terhune, Hackensack; Carl M. Vail, 
Ridgewood ; Robert J. G. Wood, Leonia. 

Secretary — Theodore Romaine, Hackensack. 

Treasurer — James W. Mercer, Hackensack. 

Curator — Mrs. Frances A. Westervelt, Hackensack. 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the committee, 

Lewis Marsena Miller, 

Chairman, 

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LI ST OF 
MEMBERS 



in Mematxam 

JfBURTON H. Allbee Paterson 

Mrs. Maria A. Bellis Oradell 

Peteb B. Bogabt, Jb Bogota 

Andrew D. Bogert Englewood 

*1SAAC D. BOGEBT WESTWOOD 

A. H. Bbixkebhoff Rutherford 

^Cornelius Christie Leonia 

Edwin Clark Ridgewood 

* Andrew R. Collins New Bbidge 

Fbed. H. Cbum River Edge 

Db. Daniel A. Currie Englewood 

Abram De Baun Hackexsack 

A. S. D. Demare&t Hackensack 

Isaac I. Demare-t. . . Hackensack 

*MlLTON DEMAREST HACKENSACK 

Miss Sarah F. Demarest Hackexsack 

Oliver Drake-Smith Exglewood 

George R. Dutton Englewood 

E. D. Easton Arcola 

Samuel S. Edsai.l Palisade 

August M. Fay Hohokus 

|*Theophii.us N. Glover Lincoln Park 

fMRS. L. T. Haggix Closter 

Hexry Hales Ridgewood 

A. C. Holdrum Westwood 

D. J. Jeffers Hackexsack 

George Heber Jones, D.D Leonia 

Hugo F. Kriss Hohokus 

William 0. Labagh Hackensack 

Jesse Laxe New Milford 

Mrs. Jesse Lane New Milford 

I. Parker Lawtox Ridgewood 

William A. Lixx Hackexsack 

John A. Marinus Rochelle Park 

* William Nelson Paterson 

Christie Romaine Hackensack 

*Rev. Ezra T. Sanford New York 

William Shanks Hackensack 

JCol. William D. Snow Hackexsack 

Dr. David St. John Hackensack 

Peter 0. Terhuxe Ridgewood 

William L. Vail Fairview 

Jacob Van Buskirk New Milford 

Dr. Byron G. Van Horne Exglewood 

Jacob Van Wagoner Ridgewood 

Francis Livingston Wandell Saddle River 

Miss Salina F. Watt Hackensack 

^Robert T. Wilson Saddle River 

fA. C. Zabrlskie New York 

|David D. Zabrlskie Ridgewood 

* Honorary members. f Life members. J Ex-President. 



Honorary Members 



General Geobge B. Duncan U. S. Army 

Major Francis ( ;. Landon New York 

Joseph C. Lincoln ( hai ham, Mass. 

Major Jesse I. Sloat U. S. Army 

Major Max W. Sullivan U, S. Army 

Rev. William Vboom Ridgewood 



Life Members 



William ( >. Allison Englewood 

John Borg Hacken sa( k 

Mrs. John Borg Hackensa< e 

W. R. Britton East Orange 

Alpin J. Cameron Ridgewood 

Abram De Roxde Englewood 

William J. Eck Hackensace 

John A. Fobsteb Hackensace 

W. Edward Foster Hackensace 

Hon. E. Howard Foster Englewood 

Allisteb Gbeen New Yore 

William C. Gbegg Hackensa* k 

Howard B. Goetschius Roscoe, N. V. 

Hon. Abchibald C. Hart Eackensack 

Henby 0. Havemeyer Mahwah 

Arthub J. Hopper Ridgewood 

David Hoppeb Mahwah 

John s. Mabon Hackensace 

William 1?. Mackay, Jb Ha< kensa< k 

,i. G. C. Mantle Leonia 

Lt. Col. H. V. D. .Moore Englewood 

(apt. J. J. Phelps Teaxeck 

Veryl Preston Hohokus 

w. r. schoonmakeb b ^ckens \< b 

Andrew Stertzer Hackensace 

.Ton \ Stewart Gari □ I D 

Mrs. W. H. Stratto.n RnXlEWOOD 

Carl M. Yah RIDGEWOOD 

Charles C. Voorhis New York 

Mrs. Frances A. Westebvelt Hackens m k 

Geo. A. ZabbisKIE New York 



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Members 



ALLENDALE 
William H. Ackerman 
William Dews nap 
Mrs. Wm. Dewsnap 
Mrs. William C. Lee 
Mrs. Harold Miller 
George Parigot 
George M. Potter 
Mrs. Geo. M. Potter 
Mrs. S. M. Pritchett 
W. C. Talman 
Mrs. Henrietta L. Talman 
A. L. Zabriskie 

BERGENFIELD 

Roy W. Brown 
Walter Christie 
Russel G. Demarest 
Miss Katherine Foster 
R. William Jones 
John W. Radford 
Dr. Charles B. Warren 
Mrs. James M. Willey 

BOGOTA 

Cornelius V. R. Bogert 

Mrs. Catherine V. R. Bogert 

Mrs. C. V. R. Bogert 

Miss Emma L. Bogert 

Herman A. Braumuller 

Mrs. H. A. Braumuller 

Benjamin R. Buffett 

Mrs. Harriet Andrus Buffett 

F. W. Cane 

Dr. George L. Edwards 

George C. Felter, Jr. 

Mrs. George C. Felter 

William S. Hopper 

Mrs. William S. Hopper 

William T. Knight 

Rev. Stoddard Lane 

Mrs. W. R. Leers 

Mrs. Catherine C. Munn 

Miss Adelle Sadler 

William N. Smith 

William St. John Tozer 

Rev. J. C. Voorhis 

F. R. Wesley 

CHATHAM, MASS. 
Joseph C. Lincoln 

CLIFFSIDE 

Miss M. C. McClave 
Roscoe Parke McClave 



CLOSTER 

David D. Ackerman 
Herbert Bogert 
Clarence A. Clough 
Richard W. Costner 
Abram Demarest 
John J. Demarest 
J. Z. Demarest 
Mrs. J. Z. Demarest 

D. S. Johnson 

E. W. Lozier 
Francis E. Meyer 
Dwight Moore 

Dr. Chas. A. Richardson 
William H. Roberts 
Albert T. Sneden 
W. Gerard Vermilye 

DEMAREST 

Frank Achilles 
Clarence A. Bogert 
Matt. J. Bogert 
Virgil Bogert 
Edward Malcom Deacon 
Dr. A. L. Ward 
Edmund W. Wakelee 

DENVILLE 

J. R. BUCKELEW 

DUMONT 
Jack L. Fox 

EAST NORTHVALE 

Mrs. Catherine Cory 

EAST ORANGE 
W. R. Britton 

ENGLEWOOD 

William 0. Allison 
John B. Allison 
William Beck 
Miss Jessie Benson 
Henry W. Blake 
Charles A. Bogert 
Daniel G. Bogert 
John V. Bogert 
Stephen H. Bogert 
Percy M. Christie 
Miss Anna B. Clark 
William Marvin Coe 
William Conklin 
Miss Sarah J. Day 
Jacob R. Demarest 



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ENGLEWOOD— (Cont.) 

Abraham De Ronde 
Philip De Ronde 
Peter S. Duryee 
J. H. Emanuel, Jr. 
Adolph L. Engelke 
Hon. E. Howard Foster 
Mrs. Emma Gerow 
Hon. W. Irving Glover 

EDSON 15. GOBHAM 

George W. Johnson 

Rev. Edward Kelder 

Clarence D. Kerr 

Thomas W. Lamont 

John B. Lewis 

Henry Manx 

Mrs. Henry Manx 

D. J. McKenna 

J. R. Melcher 

Lt. Col. H. V. D. Moore 

Dwight W. Morrow 

Rev. Thornton B. Penfield 

H. LeRoy Pitkin 

Dax Fellows Platt 

L. J. Plume 

Daniel E. Pomeroy 

Seward Prosser 

Frank C. Putney 

VYm. E. H. Schneider 

D. F. Sweeney 

William Taxman 

J. H. Tillotsox 

Dr. S. S. Treadwei.l 

Maxwell M. Upson 

Mis. B. G. Vax Hobne 

Capt. Edgar Van Xame 

O. C. Weatherby 

Simon L. W estervelt 

Winton J. White 

FORT LEE 
John C Abbott 
Edward J. Kaufeb 

GARFIELD 

John Stewart 

HACKENSACK 
John Howard Abeel 
George G. Ackebman 

I I \KKET I '•. ACKEBSON 

])R. C. F. Adams 

Mbs. C. F. Adams 

Pen B. Altschi leb 

Miss Cornelia ll. Anderson 

V. C. Abmstbong 

Harry V. Bam a 



HACKENSACK— (Cont.) 
Mrs. J. ('. Babclay 

Henry I.. B \i;tow 
Benby A. Bebbi 
• I. \\ . Hinder 
E. K. l'.IRD 
Frank I). Blancb 
Mrs. F. I). Planck 
Miss EPPIE BLAtn I i I 

William I). Blauvelt 
Alfred Bloom 
Theodobe Boettgeb 
Mrs. Theodore Boettgeb 
HENBY Meyers Bogert 
Mrs. Henry Meyers BoGERT 
Mrs. John W. Bogert 
John Borg 
Mbs. John Borg 
George K. Bradfield 
George M. Bbewsteb 

COBNELIUS V. BBINKEBHOFF 

Mbs, Geobge a. Bbinkebhoff 

Dr. M. R. Brinkman 
Joseph A. Brohel 
C. W. Brower 
T. Howard Brisk 
W. P. BlRDETT 

Hon. Luther A. Campbell 

H. B. Cannon 

Mrs. II. B. Cannon 

Christopher E. ( \skv 

James P. Clarendon 

Mrs. A. C. Coe 

Charles s. Coxklin 

Mrs. Charles S. Conkxin 

Db. E. K. Conrad 

John M. Contant 

Paul H. Cromei.in 

rev. j. j. c'unneely 

Charles Curtis 

C. M. Dalrymple 

Mrs. Abbam De Batjn 

Miss Elenore E. DemaBEST 

Clayton Demabest 

Mrs. Clayton Demabest 

Jose M. Diaz 

S. Leslie Doremi s 

William S. DobEMDS 

William P. EAGEB 

Mbs. W. P. Eageb 

W I I I I A \I J. K( K 

T. II. Eckj imi\ 
Mbs. T. h. Ecki bson 

< ISMEB W. ElCHOI I 

William Ely 

I- RID V. l-'l .1:1:1 K 

DB. ( rEOBGE W II I I \M I'in ki: 



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KACKENSACK— (Cont.) 

Mrs. George William Fixke 

Charles A. Fisher 

Frederick T. Fisher 

Miss Magdalene E. Fisher 

Johx A. Forster 

W. Edward Foster 

Mrs. M. Rebecca C. Foster 

Charles S. Fountain 

Dr. A. Frank 

Br. Frank Freelaxd 

James J. Govey 

William C. Gregg 

J. S. Grunow 

Walter T. Gudeon 

M. L. Haggerty 

George Harrixg 

Tunis A. Harrixg 

Dr. Nelson A. Harris 

Hox. Archibald C. Hart 

Victor Hart 

Dr. L. T. Hewes 

R. A. Hewitt 

J. W. Holbertox 

George E. Hollaxder 

Col. Alfred T. Holley 

Mrs. Hexrietta D. Howell 

Lewis W. Hyde 

Mrs. Clarissa J. Johnson 

Hox. William M. Johnson 

Alexander Joxes 

Mrs. F. A. Joxes 

Joseph Kixzley, Jr. 

Miss Jexxie H. Labagh 

Ciiari.es T. Lark 

Joseph G. Liddle 

c'ourtlaxdt llxkrocm 

Mrs. Courtlaxdt Lixkroum 

Charles H. Lozier 

Mrs. C. H. Lozier 

Clarexce Mabie 

Johx S. Mabox 

Miss Elizabeth Mabon 

Clixton H. Macarthy 

Miss Jexxie S. Macarthy 

Dr. Harry G. MacDoxald 

Hox. W. B. Mackay, Jr. 

Patrick Hexry Maley 

Tynan S. Marshall 

George C. Mercer 

Mrs. G. C. Mercer 

James W. Mercer 

William W. Moxtalvo, Jr. 

William Morse 

Howard Newman 

D. J. O'Coxnell 



HACKENSACK— (Cont.) 

Joseph F. O'Shea 

Robert Okin 

David L. Osborx 

William L. Paulisox 

Charles H. Plexty 

Frank B. Plympton 

.John R. Powles 

Edwin W. Preston 

Mrs. E. W. Preston 

Hexry McCullogh Pom ares 

Charles C. Ramey 

Hox. J. R. Ramsey 

William F. Ricardo 

Mrs. Mary E. D. Romaixe 

Theodore Romaixe 

Mrs. Theodore Romaixe 

J. A. Romeyn 

L. H. Sage 

Judson B. Salisbury 

W. R. SCHOOXMAKER 

Miss Elizabeth Scott 
.Miss Grace Slingerland 
F. W. Smith 
Charles E. Stafford 
Miss Martha Stagg 
P. C. Staib 
Mrs. P. C. Staib 
Andrew Stertzer 
Dr. H. S. Stewart 
Mrs. H. S. Stewart 
Frederick K. Stillwell 
Dr. A. A. Swayze 
Miss Clara Swixtox 
Hox. F. M. Taylor 
C. \X. Terhuxe 
Howard D. Terhune 
P. Christie Terhlt^e 
Mrs. P. Christie Terhuxe 
Walter Terhuxe 
Johx W. Thomson* 
Miss Sara E. Tyndall 
Charles F. Ubelacker 
Johx Yalk 
Arthur Van Buskirk 
Ceorge Van Buskirk 
H. H. Van Saun 
James A. Van Valen 
Raymond S. Van Valen 
Herman Vaxdewart 
J. R. Van Dyck 
Ralph X. Voorhis 
Mrs. Ralph N. Voorhis 
Frank Vreei.axd 
B. B. Wells 
Miss Claribell Wells 



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HACKENSACK— (Cont.) 
Mrs. Frances A. Westervelt 
Warner W. Westervelt 
Wendell J. Wright 
Mrs. Wendell J. Wright 
Frank Young 
Fred C. Zabriseie 
Hon. John B. Zabbiskxe 

NORTH HACKENSACK 

Eugene ( '. Bennett 
Km he Stange 
Jesse F. Zabriskie 

HARRINGTON PARK 

F. M. Curtis 

Mrs. F. M. Curtis 

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS 
Mrs. l. p. Bernstein 

MlLNOR B. DOMINICK 

Mrs. Alice Zahriskie Field 

Edmund E. Field, .Jk. 

Frank S. Flagg 

Mrs. Henrietta Burr Harris 

E. I,. ]). Hester 

Mrs. F. B. Kinney 

.Mrs. Anna M. Lawson 

Edwin C. Little 

John K. Overocker 

Mrs. J. K. Overocker 

George H. Webb 

Waiter G. WlNNE 

HOHOKUS 
P. B. Ingraham 

Vl.RYL J'RESTON 

HIGHWOOD 
Cyrus D. Stagg 
Charles .1. Bates 

JERSEY CITY 
Jersey (in Free LIBRARY 
John W. Banta 

LEONIA 
Guy J. A.gb vi i 
Paul Balze 
Prof. B. T. Butler 
Andrew A. Christie 
('has. Sydney ( lark 
Carrol P. Duval 
Mrs. Flori ml M. Duvai 
John Ettl 

ROS< OE I rUERNSEY 

Cam James M. Hackett, M.D. 



LEONIA— (Cont.) 
Col. Ei W. IIaiiord 
Dr. William IIai.i.er 
\>\i. Herman II. Horne 
Frederick I m modi: 
Miss MAUD Kidder 
. I . ( : . C. Mantle 
Lewis Marsena Miller 
Mrs. I.. M. Miller 

W. F. < (SEEK 

E. I). Pat t i\ 
Mrs. E. I). 1'ai i i\ 
Mrs. Martha Rado 
II. ( ;. Rampspergi b 
John \\ . Shard 
II. A. SlGSBEE 

W. M. Spear 
Edward Stagg 

Theodore W'ii.i.k h 

L. I). WlNKI.EMAN 

R. .1. <;. Wood 

LODI 
W'.m. Walter A merman 

M \ri \ls ( loNTANT 
John R. Mai I I I MM 11 

LYND HURST 
Reeves D. Batten 
Mrs. Reeves I). Batten 
Alfred II. Cb wkshaw 
Mrs. a. II. Crankshaw 
Robert L. Fiss 
Peter A. Kuhs 
Dr. Robert W. Rodman 

MAHWAH 
George M. B mi 
Henry < ). Bavemeyi r 
Mrs. Anna ( . EOPPEB 

David Eoppeb 

Mrs. (iara D. Lord 
ELMEB J. Snow 

Mrs. Elmer J. snow 

MAPLEWOOD 

John h. Crone 
Mr-. I. II. (rone 

MAYWOOD 

Joseph a. Duffy 

Miss Marie R< i i i 

MIDLAND PARK 

I I I N JO \\ lis | |;|; (M K 

Mrs. ( HARIEs 15. Will i wis 



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MORSEMERE 
Wm. D. Wheeler 
Mrs. Wm. D. Wheeler 

NEWARK 

Mrs. Idabelle S. Kress 
NEW MILFORD 
Miss Catharine Van Buskirk 

NEW YORK CITY 
George H. Budke 
Grove D. Curtis 
Allister Green 
Rev. C. W. Gulick 
Lt. Col. Wm. Mead 
Maj. Francis G. Landon 
Charles C. Voorhis 
Geo. A. Zabriskie 

NORTHVALE 

Louis Campora 

NYACK, N. Y. 
J. Elmer Christie 

OCEAN GROVE 

Mrs. Idabelle S. Kress 

ORADELL 

Elmer Blauvelt 
Mrs. Elmer Blauvelt 
David D. Bellis 
Miss Anna Bellis 
Miss Lida S. Bellis 
John W. Bellis 
Mrs. J. W. Bellis 
Albert D. Bogert 
Matthews Brown 
Mrs. Matthews Brown 
Mrs. J. D. Christie 
John G. Demarest 
Daniel E. Demarest 
Daniel I. Demarest 
Isaac D. Demarest 
Mrs. Isaac D. Demarest 
John J. Van Wagoner 
E. P. Veldran 
Mrs. E. P. Veldran 
William H. Zabriskie 

PASSAIC 

J. HOSEY OSBORN 

PATERSON 

E. F. Cosse 
Hon. John W. Griggs 
Miss Alice Oldis 
Theodore Riker 



RAMSEY 
John Y. Dater 
John Frank DeBaun 
Mrs. J. S. Garrison 
Mrs. G. D. T. Rouse 

ridgefield 

Vreeland Banta 
Everett F. Currier 
Alfred Diederich 
Charles Engelhart 
Mellinger E. Henry 
George W. Hood 
M. R. Jacobus 
Fred P. Small 
Dr. Lafayette Talbot 

RIDGEFIELD PARK 

C. Fred Brewster 
W. G. Davis 
John A. W. Donaldson 
Miss Rose Wyeth Lewis 
Francis V. D. Lloyd 
Frank A. Morrison 
Wm. J. Morrison. Jr. 
John E. S. Petrie 
J. E. Williams 

RIDGEWOOD 

Alfred E. Ashfield 

C. L. Augur 

H. H. Blauvelt 

Frederick Z. Board 

Hiram Calkins 

Alpin J. Cameron 

Charles S. Chapman 

E. Stanley Clarke 

Lewis R. Conklin 

Hon. Cornelius Doremus 

Edwin Earle 

Mrs. Hope D. Earle 

Charles H. Eddy 

A. Douglas Gessford 

Henry W. Hales 

Mrs. John Hawes 

Arthur J. Hopper 

Elmer J. Hoppfr 

Dr. John B. Hopper 

J. Blauvelt Hopper 

J. M. Lawton 

Mrs. E. D. Leonard 

James Madden 

J. R. Maltbie 

A. E. Pattison 

George H. Pfeiffer 

Harry Roltclere 

Benjamin Franklin Sloat 



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RIDGEWOOD— (Cont.) 

MBS. W. II. STBATTON 
I. W. Tbavell 
Carl M. Vaii, 
Rev. John A. Van Nest 
Dk. W. L. Vboom 
Rev. Wii.i.iam Vboom 
Walteb W. Wilsky 
Ri< habd T, Wilson 
Chables Woodman 
evebett l. zabbiskie 

RIVER EDGE 
William F. Albebs 
Mrs. W. F. Albebs 
Albert Z. Bogert 
Mrs. A. Z. Bogert 
Mrs. Chauncey W. Brown- 
Mrs. F. H. Cbum 
Mrs. Anna M. Kraissl 
Mrs. Harry Lewellyn 
Clyde B. Place 
Mrs. Clyde B. Place 
Charles B. Richards 
Mrs. Charles B. Richards 
T. S. Ten ny 
Mrs. T. S. Ten NY 
Henry Voorhis 
Mrs. Henry Voorhis 
Miss Mary K. Zabriskie 

ROCHELLE PARK 
Harry S. Ihnen 

ROSCOE, N. Y. 
Howard B. GOETSCHIUS 

RUTHERFORD 
.[amis Kay AlKENHEAD 
JUDSON David CAMPBELL 
Mrs. Jtjdson David Campbei i. 
Mrs. A. E. Caster 
Cook CONKXING 
DB. II. M- COOPEB 
Wii.i.iam T. COOPEB 
Mrs. W. T. Cooper 
Mrs. A. N. Deck! B 
VlCTOB E. Downer 
ilrv L. Fake 
Kr.wk EaTDEN 
Mrs. Frank EaTDEN 
Mrs. Dons M. HoOPEB 
REM) Howell 
Mrs. Reid Howell 
Waiter A. Kirr 
Mrs. Helen G. L\ < I 
Mrs. Marie E. Lice 



RUTHERFORD— (Cont.) 

Mrs. Kleanor B. SPEEB 
i:\iii. Sleekens 
GEOBGE A. K. Si itoV 
Arthur W. Van Winkle 
Mks. Aktiii R W. Van W inki t. 
Chables A. Van Winkle 
Stirling Van Winkle 
W in ant Van Winkle 
D. G. Wagneb 

EAST RUTHERFORD 
Db. Charles D. BBOOKS 
Miss Mary E. Ryebson 
John C Weaver 

SADDLE RIVER 

R. A. Adams 

Mrs. John G. Bkkdan 

J. G. ESLEB 

Miss Lola W. Esleb 

Geobge M. Eckert 

Miss Katherine Pell 

Mrs. Frank D. Pell 

Weston W. Wager 

MBS. Weston W. W acer 

Mrs. Francis LIVINGSTON WaNDEIX 

.Ioiin Christie Ware. Jb. 

Mrs. John Christie W are 

TAPPAN, N. Y. 

IIahrv Ryebson 

TEANECK 

Harry Bennett 
Mks. Harry Bennett 
Miss Saretta Demakest 
Miss Helena GEMMEB 
John H. Hayward 
Bebnabd Ltppman 
Mks. Bernard LlPPMAN 
Mhs. A. V. Meeks 
(ait. J. J. Phelps 
Geobge E. Wei ls 



TENAFLY 



Watson (I. Clark 
James Kipp 

III i:i:l i; I G. I- <>WE 

I! \I I'll S. M \L(,II \M 

II. B. Palmer 
Henry M. ROGl BS 
Al IN B. ROBEBTS 
J. SPENCEB Smith 
John A. W 11 -on 



WASHINGTON, D. C. 



John T. Boyd, Jr. 



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WEST NEW YORK 
E. G. Thomssen 

WESTWOOD 

James H. Andrews, Jr. 

Jesse Brannen 

Mrs. William Breiby 

Mrs. Thomas E. Brickell 

James E. Demarest 

William S. Harris 

Mrs. Charles H. Haywood 

W. A. Hengstenberg 

Isaac B. Hopper 

George H. Howell 

Dr. George M. Levitas 



WESTWOOD— (Cont.) 

Warren II . Stagg 

Mrs. Charles J. Schinck 

Edward Van Wagoner 

WOODCLIFF LAKE 
Hon. Randolph Perkins 

YONKERS, N. Y. 
Peter A. H. Voorhis 

U. S. ARMY 
Maj. Gen. Geo. B. Duncan 
Ma j. Max W. Sullivan 
Maj. Jesse I. Sloat 




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INDEX TO HISTORICAL 
PAPERS and their AUTHORS 



Appearing in the 

" Papers and Proceedings'* 

of the 
Bergen County Historical Society 



1902 -1922 

Inclusive 



Compiled by 
FRANCES A. WESTERVELT, Curator 



Index to Historical Papers 

A 

Address, Bergen County Historical Society, by Dr. Byron 

G. Van Home. . . ." (1907-1908), p. 1, No. 4. 

Address by Everett L. Zabriskie, President, 

Semi-annual Special Number, p. 2. 
Address, Hohokus History, by Hon. Cornelius Doremus 
at the G. B. Keiser Reception, 

(1910-1911), p. 37, No. 7. 

Address Made in Presenting to Leonia the Washington 

Commemorative Tablet, by George Heber Jones, 

D.D (1915-1916), p. 109, No. 11. 

Address of Acceptance, Reid Howell, President, 

(1920-1921), p. 75, No. 14. 

Annual Report (1921-1922), p. 13, No. 15. 

Address of Executive Officer of Camp Merritt, Major 

Max W. Sullivani (1919), Semi-annual Number, p. 17. 

Address of Welcome at Annual Meeting by President 

Lewis Marsena Miller (1920), p. 9, No. 13. 

(1921), p. 15, No. 14. 
Address of Welcome at Semi-annual Meeting, President 
Lewis Marsena Miller (1919) ; refers to Camp Mer- 
ritt Memorial Association, 

Semi-annual Special Number. 
Aims of Our Association, by Dr. Herman H. Home, 

Semi-annual Special Number. 
Allbee, Burton H., Death of.. (1920-1921), p. 50, No. 14. 
Allison Prize Compositions; Closter Schools, 

(1916-1917), p. 46, No. 12. 
Ancient Dutch Architecture, by Burton H. Allbee, 

(1908-1910), p. 19, Nos. 5 and 6. 
Andre Prison House at Tappan, N. Y., by William Alex- 
ander Linn (1914-1915), p. 7, No. 10. 

Articles of Incorporation (1907-1908), p. 7, No. 4. 

(1910-1911), p. 45, No. 7. 

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B 

Baptist Church of Kutherf ord, The, by Rev. W. W. Case, 

(1921-1922), p. 7!), No. L5. 

Bar of Bergen County, The; Read at Annual Dinner, 
1907, Hon. Cornelius Doremus, 

(1906-1907), p. 53, No. 3. 

Baron Steuben's Estate (New Bridge), William Alex- 
ander Linn (1902-1905), p. 20, No. 1. 

Bergen, A Song of. Poem by Anna A. V. Dater, Beporl 
Scrap Book Comm '. . (1921-1922), p. 110, No. 15. 

Bergen County Courts, with Appendix, by William M. 
Johnson (1910-1911), p. 9, Xo. 7. 

Bergen County Descendants in Nova Scotia, by Dr. By 
ron G. Van Home. . . (1913-1914), p. 17, No's. S and 9. 

Bergen County Dutch, by Rev. John C. Voorhis, 

(1905-1906), p. 29, No. 2. 

Bergen County Historical Society, The; Address by Pres- 
ident Byron G. Van Home.'. (1907-1908), p. 1, No. 4. 

Bergen County Hospitals Opened, Report Comm. on 
Current History (1921 -1922), p. 100, No. IT). 

Bergen County Motorcycle Police Organized, Report 
"Comm. on Current History. (1921-1922), p. 88, No. L5. 

Bergen County's Oldest Newspaper, Report Current His- 
tory Committee (1920-1921 ), p. 38, No. L4. 

Bergen Daily News, Report Current History Committee, 

(1920-1921), p. 26, No. 14. 

Bergenfield (Old Schraalenburgh) Early History of, by 
Walter Christie (1914-191:)), p. 39, No. L0. 

Bibliography of Publications Pertaining to Bergen 
County, by Salina F. Watts, 

(1915-1916), p. L15, No. 11. 

Birth of the Society, by E. K. Bird. (1920), p. C^k No. 13. 

C 

Camp Merritt Fires, Report Committee on Current His- 
tory (1921-1922), p. 92, No. L5. 

Pagi 137 



Camp Merritt, Locating of, bv J. Spencer Smith, 

(1920), p. 52, No. 13. 
Camp Merritt, Location of, by Watson G. Clark, 

(1920), p. 55, No. 13. 
Camp Merritt, Some Achievements of, by Major F. G. 

Landon (1919), Semi-animal Special Number. 

Camp Merritt Memorial, by W. H. Roberts, 

(1919), p. 23, Semi-annual Special Number. 
Camp Merritt Memorial, Contract Let, Report Commit- 
tee on Current History. . . (1921-1922), p. 99, No. 15. 
Camp Merritt Memorial, Report of Committee on, 

(1920-1921), p. 72, No. 14. 
Catholic Church in Rutherford, History of the, 

(1921-1922), p. 84, No. 15. 
Changes, bv Hon. David D. Demarest, 

(1908-1910), p. 39, Nos. 5 and 6. 
Chestnut Ridge Rest Farm Founded, Report Committee 

on Current History (1921-1922), p. 94, No. 15. 

Christian Science in Rutherford, History of the Growth 

of (1921-1922), p. 83, No. 15. 

Church Days in Old Schraalenburgh, by Frances A. 

Westervelt (1914-1915), p. 33, No. 10. 

Church History Report (1920-1921), p. 25, No. 14. 

Closter, Historic, by David D. Ackerman, 

(1910-1911), p. 21, No. 7. 
Closter 's Old-Time History, Some of, by Mary Naugle, 

(1907-1908), p. 51, No. 4. 

Colonial and Revolutionary History and Historical 

Places, by Col. W. D. Snow, (1902-1905), p. 9, No. 1. 

Congregational Church of Rutherford, The, by Isabella 

Wvatt (1921-1922), p. 74, No. 15. 

Constitution and By-Laws ; (1907-1908), p. 11, No. 4. 

Constitutional By-Laws, amended, 

(1914-1915), p. 69, No, 10. 
Crops and Live Stocks, Value of, Report Committee on 

Current History (1920-1921), p. 76, No. 14. 

Cummings, Thomas H., Death of, Report Committee on 
Current History (1921-1922), p. 100, No. 15. 

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D 

Deeds and Maps, List of (1915-1916), p. 28, No. 11. 

Demarest Family, Ancestral Place, Picardy, by Caro 

Lloyd Wirthington (1915-1916), p. 16, No. 11. 

Demarest, Judge Milton, Death of, Repori Committee on 

Current History (1921-1922), p. 94, No. L5. 

Doremus, Schuyler, 50th Anniversary in County Clerk's 
Office, Report of Committee on Current History, 

(1921-1922), p. 99, No. 15. 
Dutch Architecture, Ancient, by Burton H. Allbee, 

(1908-1910), p. 19, Xos. 5 and 6. 
Dutch, Bergen County, by Rev. John C. Voorhis, 

(1905-1906), p. -J!*, No. 2. 

E 

Earlv Legislation Affecting Bergen Count v, by Edmund 

W. Wakelee 0908-1910), p. 51, Nos. 5 and 6. 

East Rutherford Memorial, Report Committee on Cur- 
rent History (1921-1922), p. 92, No. 15. 

Edsall Papers, The, by Dr. Byron Gr. Van Home, 

(1907-1908), p. 69, No. 4. 

Englewood, City of, Fiftieth Anniversary, Repori Com 

1 mittee on Current History. (1920-1921 ), p, 52, No. 14. 

(1921-1922), p. 90, No. 15. 
Englewood, Naming of, Report Scrap Book Committee, 

(1921-1922), p. 113, No. 15. 
English. Neighborhood Church, The, Dr. B. F. Underwood, 

(1907-1908), p. 89, No. 4. 

F 

Facts and Figures from Manuscripts (illustrated), by 
Frances A. Westervelt. .. (1915-1916), p. 14, No. LI. 

First Presbyterian Church, Rutherford, by Mrs. William 
T. Cooper (1921-1922), p. 46, No. L5. 

First White Child in B< rgen County, Repori Scrap Book 
Committee (1921-1922), p. 112, No. L5. 

Pagt 139 



G 

Glover, Theopliilus K, Death of. (1920-1921), p. 48, No. 14. 
Grace Church, Rutherford, by Rev. Henry M. Ladd, 

(1921-1922), p. 51, No. 15. 

Grace Church Family, Rutherford, Story of, by Rev. 

Henry M. Ladd. (1921-1922), p. 59, No. 15. 

H 

Hackensack, Name Officially Changed from "New Bar- 
badoes," Report Committee on Current History, 

(1921-1922), p. 96, No. 15. 
Hackensack Tax List, 1783. . . . (1915-1916), p. 40, No. 11. 
Hackensack, The Green, The Fountain, The Cannon, An- 
derson Park, Fairmount Park, 

(1921-1922), p. 116, No, 15. 
Harrington Township, Public School of, by Matt J. 

Bogert (1916-1917), p. 39, No. 12. 

Health Work by Local Center, Report Committee on 

Current History (1921-1922), p. 99, No. 15. 

Hebrew Institute, Hackensack, N. J., Report of Current 

History on (1920-1921), p. 55, No. 14. 

Henry Hudson Drive, Interstate Park, Opening of, Report 
Com. on Current History. (1921-1922), p. 94, No. 15. 
Historical Clippings, by Frances A. Westervelt, 

(1908-1910), p. 29, Nos. 5 and 6. 
Historical Research; Its Problems and Lessons, by W. 
D. T. Whitney, 

(1910) j Semi-annual Special Number, p. 5. 
Historic Houses, by Burton H. Albee, 

(1905-1906), p. 33, No. 2. 
Historic Maps and Their Making, by H. B. Goetschius, 

(1908-1910), p. 55, Nos. 5 and 6. 
Historic Sites and Events, Report of Committee on, 

(1920-1921), p. 56, No. 14. 
Historiographer's Report, by T. N. Glover, 

(1906-1907), p. 13, No. 3. 

Page 140 



Illustrations 



Achenbach (John R.) House, Saddle River, N. J., 
(1913-1914), p. 25, Nos. 8 and 9. 
Adams (R. A.) House, Saddle River, N. J., 

(1913-1914), p. 17, Nos. 8 and 9. 
Allbee, Burton H., Portrait, 

(1920-1921), p. 51, No. L4. 
Andre Prison House Before Restoration, 

(1914-1915), p. 13, No. 10. 
Andre Prison House After Restoration, 

(1914-1915), p. 6, No. 10. 
Baptist Church, Rutherford, Old and New Edifices, 

(1921-1922), p. 81, Xo. L5. 
Blanket, Blue and White. (1915-1916), p. 60, No. 11. 
Blanket, Homespun. . . . (1915-1916), p. 69, No. 11. 
Blanket, Indian, Cheroke Rose, 

(1915-1916), p. 61, Xo. 11. 
Blanket, White, of 1800. (1915-1916), p. 59, Xo. 11. 
Brass Cloak Buckles with Board Coat-of-Arms, 

(1921-1922), p. 37, No. 1."). 

Brinkerhofr House, Old (1920), p. 41, Xo. 1:5. 

Camp Merritt, Aeroplane View of, 

(1920), p. 59, Xo. 13. 
Camp Merritt, Panoramic View of, 

(1920), p. 57, Xo. 13. 

Candle Stand, Primitive (1920), p. 17. Xo. 13. 

Cane of Peter P. Demarest, 

(1915-1916), p. 19, Xo. 11. 
Canoe, Indian Dugout. . (1916-1917), p. 61, Xo. 12. 
Certificate of Loyalty. . (1915-1916), p. 67. No. 11. 

Cole House, The (1920), p. 42, Xo. 13,. 

Congregational Church, Rutherford, 

(1921-1922), p. 76, X... 15. 
Demarest Home (Jacobus), New Bridge, X. J., 

(1915-1910), ,,. 21, Xo. 11. 
Demarest Homestead, (1915-1916), p. 17, Xo. 11. 

Page m 



Illustrations, (Continued) 

Devoe House, Abraham (1915-1916), p. 62, No. 11. 

DeWint House, The (1920), p. 60, No. 13. 

Duncan, Gen. George B., Portrait, 

(1920), p. 56, No. 13. 

Dutch Kitchen, Early (1920), p. 24, No. 13. 

English Neighborhood Church, 

(1920-1921), p. 35, No. 14. 
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Rutherford, 

(1921-1922), p. 85, No. 15. 
First Presbyterian Church, Rutherford, Old and 

New Edifices (1921-1922), p. 49, No. 15. 

Furnace and Iron Pot, Primitive, 

(1921-1922), p. 41, No. 15. 
Glover, Theophilus N., Portrait 

(1920-1921), p. 49, No. 14. 
Grace Protestant Episcopal Church, Rutherford, 

(1921-1922), p. 66, No. 15. 
Hat and Cloak Worn by Capt. Nathaniel Board, 

(1921-1922), p. 37, No. 15. 
Hat and Hat Box, Capt. Nathaniel Board's, 

(1921-1922), p. 37, No. 15. 
Henry Hudson Drive, Opening of, 

(1921-1922), p. 95, No. 15. 
Hermitage, The, Hohokus, 

(1921-1922), p. 95, No, 15. 
Indian Relics, Bergen County, 

(1921-1922), p. 41, No. 15. 
Isolation Hospital, Bergen County, 

(1921-1922)*, p. 101, No. 15. 
Johnson, Hon. William M., Portrait 

(1921-1922), Frontispiece, No. 15. 
Johnson Public Library, Hackensack, N. J., 

(1920), p. 64, No. 13. 
Kip Farm, Rutherford, Barns and Harvesting on, 

(1920-1921), p. 31, No. 14. 
Kip Farm, Rutherford, Fertile Field on, 

(1920-1921), p. 29, No. 14. 

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Illustrations, (Continued) 

Kip Homestead, Rutherford, 

(1920-1921), p. 29, No. 14. 

Lath, Clay and Straw Binder, Berdan House, 

(1021-1922), p. 41, No. 15. 
Lee's Letter, General, 

(1916-1917), pp. 2, 3, 4, No. 12. 
Liberty Pole, Englewod, Dedication of, 

(1921-1922), i>. 95, Xo. 15. 
Lutheran Church Site Marker, 

(1921-1922), p. 107, Xo. 15. 
Methodist Episcopal Church, Rutherford, 

(1921-1922), p. 66, X^o. 15. 
Miller, Lewis Marsena, Portrait, 

(1920-1921), Frontispiece, Xo. 14. 
Motorcycle Police, Bergen Countv, 

(1921-1922), p. 89, No. 15. 
"Old Stone Church," Saddle River, N. J., 

(1914-1915), p. 63, No. 10. 
Osborn (John) House, Saddle River, N. J., 

(1913-1914), p. 33, Nos. 8 and 9. 

"Parsley" Pottery Pot (1920), p. 17, No. 13. 

Poor, Gen. Enoch, Memorial Monument to, Hack- 

ensack (1921-1922), p. 117, Xo. 15. 

Poor, Gen. Enoch, Portrait, 

(1902-1905), Frontispiece, Xo. 1. 
Rutherford, N. J., Aeroplane View of, 

(1920-1921), p. 10, No. 14. 
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Rather ford. 

(1921-1922), p. 85, No. 15. 
Schraalenburgh Church (North), 

(1920-1921), p. 43, Xo. 14. 
Schraalenburgh Church ( South ) , 

(1914-1915), p. 32, No. 10. 
Signatures of Deed. . . . (1915-1916), p. 18, No. 11. 
Signboard, Hopper's Tavern, Hohokus, 

(1921-1922). p. 35, No. 15. 
Smith or McMichael House, (1920), p. 41. No. L3. 

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Illustrations, (Continued) 

Spinning Wheel, Primitive, (1920), p. 16, No. 13 
Spoon Rack, Hand Carved, (1920), p. 17, No. 13. 
Strawberry Baskets. . . . (1915-1916), p. 63, No. 11. 
Surplus Revenue Bond. . (1916-1917), p. 15, No. 12. 
Treaty of Paris Plate. . (1921-1922), p. 37, No. 15. 
Unitarian Church, Rutherford, 

(1921-1922), p. 76, No. 15. 

Vreeland House, The (1920), p. 43, No. 13. 

Wampum, Black (1916-1917), p. 30, No. 12. 

Wampum Mint (1916-1917), p. 27, No. 12. 

Wampum Moons, Unfinished, 

(1916-1917), p. 31, No. 12. 
Wampum Moons, Finished, 

(1916-1917), p. 32, No. 12. 
Wampum Moon and Pipes, 

(1916-1917), p. 36, No. 12. 

Wampum Pipes (1916-1917), p. 34, No. 12. 

Wampum Pipe Machine, 

(1916-1917), p. 35, No. 12. 

Wampum, White (1916-1917), p. 28, No. 12. 

War Hat and Buckle, Mexican, 

(1920), p. 17, No. 13. 
Washington's Headquarters at Tappan, 

(1920), p. 60, No. 13. 
Wilson, Robert T., Portrait, 

(1920), Frontispiece, No. 13. 
Wind-Jammers of the Hackensack, 

(1915-1916), p. 5, No. 11. 
Wittemann-Lewis Aircraft Plant, 

(1920-1921), p. 27, No. 14. 

Incident of Bergen County, An (Christie Genealogy), by 
Rev. John C. Voorhis". . . . . (1914-1915), p. 61, No. 10. 

Indian Life in Bergen County, bv Frank G. Speck and 
Clifford M. Story (1906-1907), p. 19, No. 3. 

Interest on Surplus Revenue (photograph of the bond), 
by W. A. Linn (1916-1917), p. 10, No. 12. 

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''Jackson Whites," The, Report Committee on Current 
History (1921-1922), p. 91, No. 15. 

K 

Kip, Peter H., of Rutherford, Death of; Report Commit- 
tee on Current History. .(1920-1921), p. 28, No. 14. 



Lee's (General) Letter, Copy of (and photographs of 

copy) . (1916-1917), p. 3, No. 12. 

Letters (1920), p. 59-64, No. 13. 

Liberty Pole, Englewood, Dedication of, Report Commit- 
tee on Current History. . . (1921-1922), p. 94, No. 15. 
Liberty Pole Tavern, The, by Nelson K. Vanderbeek, 

(1907-1908), p. 41, No. 4. 
Linn, William Alexander, Sketch of, 

(1916-1917), p. 7, No. L2. 
Loan Exhibitions and Catalogues, 

(1905-1906), p. 47-63, No. 2. 
Local History in the Making, by Reid Howell, 

(1919), Semi-annual Special Number, p. 27. 
Lutheran Church, First, by Eugene K. Bird, 

(1906-1907), p. 37, No. 3. 
Lutheran Church and Cemetery Site, Marker, Teaneek, 

(1921-1922), p. 106, No. 15. 
Lutherans of Hackensack Township, The, by David D. 

Demarest (1915-1916), p. 92, No. 11. 

Lutherans' Deed for Church Site, 1716, from Laurence 
Van Boskeark (1916-1917), p. 17, No. 12. 

M 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Rutherford, History of, 

(1921-1922), p. 67, No. 15. 

Motorcycle Police Organized in Bergen County, Reporl 

Comm. onCurrenl History. (1921-1922), p. 88, No. 15. 

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K 

"New Barbadoes" Officially Changed to City of Hacken- 
saek, Report Committee on Current History, 

(1921-1922), p. 96, No. 15. 
New Barbadoes Neck, Report Scrap Book Committee, 

(1921-1922), p. 114, No. 15. 
New Bridge, Historv of, by Francis C. Koehler, 

(1906-1907), p. 47, No. 3. 



Old Davs in Leonia, by Robert Hill Greene, 

(1920), p. 42, No. 13. 
Old Family Papers, by Cornelius Christie, 

(1905-1906), p. 41, No. 2. 
Old Land Lines in Hackensack, by George J. Ackerman, 

(1908-1910), p. 9, Nos. 5 and 6. 
Old Pollifly Road, by Burton H. Allbee, 

(1907-1908), p. 81, No. 4. 
Old Time Bergen County Doctors, by Byron G. Van 

Home ' (1906-1907),' p. 29, No. 3. 

Organization and Proceedings, by Rey. Ezra T. San- 
ford (1902-1905), p. 6, No. 1. 

Our County Disgrace, by Burton H. Allbee, 

' (1913-1914), p. 21, Nos. 8 and 9. 
Outlines of Natural History of Bergen County, by Henry 

Hales (1910-1911), p. 31, No. 7. 

Over Our Northern Border, by Theophilus N. Glover, 

(1908-1909), p. 23, Nos. 5 and 6. 



Paramus Cemetery, by Everett L. Zabriskie, 

(1910), Mid-year Special. 
Paramus Reformed Church, by Everett L. Zabriskie, 

(1913-1914), p. 25, Nos. 8 and 9. 

Paramus Reformed Church, A Sketch of, by Henry D. 

Cook, Pastor (1910-1911), p. 55, No. 7. 

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Passing of Family History. .. (1906-1907), p. 41, No. 3. 

Patriotic Duty of Our Historical Association, bv Capt 
A. H. Brown (1920), p. 26, No. L3. 

Pell, David Ackerman, 90th Birthday, Report Committee 
on Current History (1921-1922), p. 92, No. 15. 

Petition from Bergen County to the New Jersey Pro- 
vincial Assembly (copy of with history), 17"),"); pro- 
cured by H. B. Goetsch'ius. .(1914-1915), p. 19, No. in. 

Poor, General Enoch; Oration on the Unveiling of tin' 
Statue, bv Hon. Henry M. Baker, 

(1902-1905), p. 37, No. 1 

Poor, General Enoch, Portrait ( L902-1905), No. 1. 

Poor Monument Celebration, The, by Eugene K. Bird, 

(1902-1905), p. 34, No. 1. 

Poor Monument, Moving of, Report Committee on Wars 
and Revolutionary Soldfers' Graves, 

(1921-1922), p. 116, No. 15. 

Presidents of the Society (chronological list), 

(1921-1922), p. 10, No. 15. 

Private Cemeteries, Demolition of, by Everett L. Zabris- 
kie (1906-1907), p. 41, No. 3. 

R 

Ramapo Mountaineers, The, Reporl Committee on Cur- 
rent History (1921-1922), p. 91, No. 15. 

Retreat of "76" (Across Bergen County), bv T. X. 

Glover (1905-1906), p. 11, No. 2. 

Revolutionary Soldiers' (J raves, Report Committee on, 

(1920-1921), p. 67, Xo. 14. 
(1921-1922), ]>. 116, X<». 15. 
Ridgefield Reformed Church Celebrates 150th Anniver- 
sary, Report Committee on Current History, 

(1920-1921), p. 33, Xo. 14. 
Ridgewood of Yesteryear, by Hon. Cornelius Doremns, 

(1910), p. 12, Semi-annual Number. 

Romevn, Mrs. James A., Death of, Report Committee on 

Current History (1921-1922), p. 98, No. 15. 

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Roosevelt School, Ridgefield Park, Laying of Corner- 
stone, Report Committee on Current History, 

(1921-1922), p. 90, No. 15. 
Ryersons, The, Report Scrap Book Committee, 

(1921-1922), p. 113, No. 15. 

S 

Schraalenburg, 120th Anniversary of the Old North 
Church, Report Committee on Current History, 

(1920-1921), p. 42, No. 14. 
Scraps from My Note-book, by T. N. Glover, 

(1907-1908), p. 55, No. 4. 
Sentry Booths in Bergen County, Report Committee on 

Current History (1921-1922), p. 93, No. 15. 

Slavery in Bergen County, by William Alexander Linn, 

(1907-1908), p. 23, No. 4. 

Slave Papers (1915-1916), p. 22, No. 11. 

Sons of the American Revolution, Pilgrimage by Paramus 

Chapter (1921-1922), p. 94, No. 15. 

State Highway, Opening of Route 10, Report Committee 
on Current History (1921-1922), p. 97, No. J 5. 

T 

Tail Pieces— See (1921-1922), No. 15 

Bootjack and Shoe Lasts p. 149 

Brass-bound Cedar Tub and Soft Soap Shell.p. 87 

Candlestick, Snuffer and Extinguisher p. 30 

Cooking Pot, Toaster and Wood Ladle p. 33 

Old Books and Spectacles Front Cover 

Old Shovel, Tongs and Bellows p. 19 

Paul Revere Tin Lantern p. 105 

Powder Horn, Bullet Mould and Bullets p. 103 

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