Twentieth Annual Report
192 1 - 1922
Hon. William Mindred Johnson, LL.D.
(Biographical Sketch on Page 20)
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.
AUG 1 8 iy25
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
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
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
Illustrations and Tailpieces
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
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
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
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
To foster National, State, Local and Family
Pride, and the Intellectual Cultivation and De-
velopment of its members.
Bergen County Historical Society
Organized, 11)02 — Incorporated, 1907
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.
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
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
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
* Standing Committees
For the Fiscal Year 1921-1922
Mrs. Harry Bennett, Teaneck, Chairman.
Archives and Property
Mrs. F. A. Westervelt, Hackensack, Chairman; Hon.
William M. Johnson, Hackensack; Miss Saretta Dema-
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.
Walter Christie, Bergenfield, Chairman; Mrs. William
T. Cooper, Rutherford; Dr. A. W. Ward, Closter.
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.
Marker for Lutheran Cemetery
Arthur Van Buskirk, Hackensack, Chairman; Dr.
Byron G. Van Home, Englewood; Mrs. F. A. Westervelt,
Cornelius V. R. Bogert, Bogota, Chairman.
Joseph A. Brohel, Hackensack, Chairman.
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.
J. W. Binder, Hackensack, Chairman.
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.
John B. Allison, Englewood.
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
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
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
The Lutheran cemetery has been marked; the Poor
monument has been altered and turned about; the plans
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
"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
"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
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:
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
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
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
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
minutes from time to time are filed in the archives of
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
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
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."
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
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-
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-
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.
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,
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.
Secretary's Annual Report
HE Secretary begs to report a number of interest-
ing matters which have transpired in the past
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-
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
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-
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
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
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.
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:
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
Peoples Trust & Guar. Co. (Special
Allison Account No. 16659
''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
Treasurer's Annual Report (Continued)
Br ou (/ht Forward— $1,379.59
Allison Archives Fund (Available bv
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
Disbursements Deducted 2,810.09
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.
J. W. Mercer,
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.
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
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
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.
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
Frances A. Westervelt,
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
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-
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
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
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
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
Mks. John N. Bogert— Old Waffle Iron, Old Tea Pot.
Miss Saretta Dkmarest — Cannon Ball, Book, titled
Mrs. Harry Bennett — Old Hand Saw, Arrow Heads,
Glass Bottle, Door Latch, Old Badge, Butter Mold, Camp
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,
Report of Archives and Property
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
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)
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
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.
Hat and Cloak Worm by
Oapt. Nathaniel Board
During the War of 1812
Brass Cloak Buckles
I'd AIM) ( '<)\T- OP-ABMS
Treaty op Paris Plate,
its."!, with the i'. s.
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
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
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-
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-
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
Frances A. Westervelt,
William M. Johnson,
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
Y report cannot be called one of very material
progress unless it will attract your attention to
history, as represented in our many ancient
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
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'
Matt. J. Bogert, Chairman.
Report of Camp Merritt Memorial
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
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
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
Merritt, General George B. Duncan, who has promised
to cross the continent and participate in the unveiling
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.
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
With cordial personal regards and good wishes,
(Signed) G. B. Duncan,
Brigadier General, U. S. A.
Report of Committee on Church History
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-
The Committee on Church History,
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.
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
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
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
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
Mrs. Wm. T. Cooper.
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-
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
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
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-
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
The parish was well started, full of hope and enthusi-
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Grace Protestant Episcopal Church, Rutherford,
Methodist Episcopal Church, Rutherford,
History of the Rutherford Methodist
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
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-
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
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
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-
On July 6, 1881, the society purchased the old church
edifice for the sum of eight hundred dollars and used the
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
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
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
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,"
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
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
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
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
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.
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
"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."
The members of the Society began to hold religious ser-
vices in October, 1891, which have ever since been regu-
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
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-
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
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,
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
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, New Jersey
preached for the church for some time after its organiza-
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
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.
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.
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
First Church op Christ, Scientist, Rutherford,
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Rutherford,
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-
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.
Report of Committee on Current
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-
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
Department. This has functioned splendidly. Careless,
reckless and dangerous driving has been reduced to a
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
Future generations will enjoy and love the picturesque-
ness of the Henry Hudson Drive, "the Rhine of Amer-
Hohokus, N. J.
Historic Scene of Pilgrimage
Dedicating the Liberty Paramus Chapter
Pole at Englewood, N. J., Sons of the American Revolution
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-
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.
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
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,
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-
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.
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
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
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.
Report of the Committee on Genealogy
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
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.
Report of the Historic Sites and Events
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-
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
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.
James M. Hackett, M.D.,
C. V. R. Bogert,
AVm. P. Eager.
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
Church and Cemetery
of Hackensack (Township), N. J.
Grant of site by
Lourence Van Boskeark
Erected by Bergen County
Historical Society 1921
A complete history of the granl and church is found
in prior "Papers and Proceedings" of the Society.
Arthur Van Buskirk,
Dr. Byron (>. Van Horne,
Frances A. Westervelt.
Lutheran Ohurch Site Marker
Teaneck, X. -1.
Report of the Membership Committee
OUR committee begs to report that there have
been added to the Roll of Membership the fol-
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
Total membership, April 22, 1922 568 members
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-
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.
Catharine G. Wright,
Flora C Adams.
Report of the Publicity Committee
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.
J. YV. Bindeb, Chairman.
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
Here is a "Song of Bergen," written by Mrs. Anna A.
V. Dater (Mrs. John Y.) in 1890. It has the true local
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.
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;
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
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
This was told to my father by his grandfather, Gilliam Bogert,
of Teaneck, and as my father remembers it, the child was a
Mrs. John Y. Dater,
Oct. 25, 1921. Ramsey, N. J.
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.
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
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."
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the committee,
Eugene K. Bird, Chairman.
Report of the Topographical and His-
torical Geography Committee
BERGEN COUNT V WATERSHEDS
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
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."
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
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.
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
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
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-
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
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.
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
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
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-
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
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
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.
Charles F. Adams, Chairman.
Report of the Nominating Committee
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,
LI ST OF
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.
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
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
William H. Ackerman
William Dews nap
Mrs. Wm. Dewsnap
Mrs. William C. Lee
Mrs. Harold Miller
George M. Potter
Mrs. Geo. M. Potter
Mrs. S. M. Pritchett
W. C. Talman
Mrs. Henrietta L. Talman
A. L. Zabriskie
Roy W. Brown
Russel G. Demarest
Miss Katherine Foster
R. William Jones
John W. Radford
Dr. Charles B. Warren
Mrs. James M. Willey
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
Joseph C. Lincoln
Miss M. C. McClave
Roscoe Parke McClave
David D. Ackerman
Clarence A. Clough
Richard W. Costner
John J. Demarest
J. Z. Demarest
Mrs. J. Z. Demarest
D. S. Johnson
E. W. Lozier
Francis E. Meyer
Dr. Chas. A. Richardson
William H. Roberts
Albert T. Sneden
W. Gerard Vermilye
Clarence A. Bogert
Matt. J. Bogert
Edward Malcom Deacon
Dr. A. L. Ward
Edmund W. Wakelee
J. R. BUCKELEW
Jack L. Fox
Mrs. Catherine Cory
W. R. Britton
William 0. Allison
John B. Allison
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
Miss Sarah J. Day
Jacob R. Demarest
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
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
Frank C. Putney
VYm. E. H. Schneider
D. F. Sweeney
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
John C Abbott
Edward J. Kaufeb
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
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
Mrs. Theodore Boettgeb
HENBY Meyers Bogert
Mrs. Henry Meyers BoGERT
Mrs. John W. Bogert
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
C. M. Dalrymple
Mrs. Abbam De Batjn
Miss Elenore E. 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
I- RID V. l-'l .1:1:1 K
DB. ( rEOBGE W II I I \M I'in ki:
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
Tunis A. Harrixg
Dr. Nelson A. Harris
Hox. Archibald C. 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
Mrs. F. A. Joxes
Joseph Kixzley, Jr.
Miss Jexxie H. Labagh
Ciiari.es T. Lark
Joseph G. Liddle
Mrs. Courtlaxdt Lixkroum
Charles H. Lozier
Mrs. C. H. Lozier
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.
D. J. O'Coxnell
Joseph F. O'Shea
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
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
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
Johx W. Thomson*
Miss Sara E. Tyndall
Charles F. Ubelacker
Arthur Van Buskirk
Ceorge Van Buskirk
H. H. Van Saun
James A. Van Valen
Raymond S. Van Valen
J. R. Van Dyck
Ralph X. Voorhis
Mrs. Ralph N. Voorhis
B. B. Wells
Miss Claribell Wells
Mrs. Frances A. Westervelt
Warner W. Westervelt
Wendell J. Wright
Mrs. Wendell J. Wright
Fred C. Zabriseie
Hon. John B. Zabbiskxe
Eugene ( '. Bennett
Km he Stange
Jesse F. Zabriskie
F. M. Curtis
Mrs. F. M. Curtis
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
P. B. Ingraham
Cyrus D. Stagg
Charles .1. Bates
Jersey (in Free LIBRARY
John W. Banta
Guy J. A.gb vi i
Prof. B. T. Butler
Andrew A. Christie
('has. Sydney ( lark
Carrol P. Duval
Mrs. Flori ml M. Duvai
ROS< OE I rUERNSEY
Cam James M. Hackett, M.D.
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
Theodore W'ii.i.k h
L. I). WlNKI.EMAN
R. .1. <;. Wood
W'.m. Walter A merman
M \ri \ls ( loNTANT
John R. Mai I I I MM 11
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
George M. B mi
Henry < ). Bavemeyi r
Mrs. Anna ( . EOPPEB
Mrs. (iara D. Lord
ELMEB J. Snow
Mrs. Elmer J. snow
John h. Crone
Mr-. I. II. (rone
Joseph a. Duffy
Miss Marie R< i i i
I I I N JO \\ lis | |;|; (M K
Mrs. ( HARIEs 15. Will i wis
Wm. D. Wheeler
Mrs. Wm. D. Wheeler
Mrs. Idabelle S. Kress
Miss Catharine Van Buskirk
NEW YORK CITY
George H. Budke
Grove D. Curtis
Rev. C. W. Gulick
Lt. Col. Wm. Mead
Maj. Francis G. Landon
Charles C. Voorhis
Geo. A. Zabriskie
NYACK, N. Y.
J. Elmer Christie
Mrs. Idabelle S. Kress
Mrs. Elmer Blauvelt
David D. Bellis
Miss Anna Bellis
Miss Lida S. Bellis
John W. Bellis
Mrs. J. W. Bellis
Albert D. Bogert
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
J. HOSEY OSBORN
E. F. Cosse
Hon. John W. Griggs
Miss Alice Oldis
John Y. Dater
John Frank DeBaun
Mrs. J. S. Garrison
Mrs. G. D. T. Rouse
Everett F. Currier
Mellinger E. Henry
George W. Hood
M. R. Jacobus
Fred P. Small
Dr. Lafayette Talbot
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
Alfred E. Ashfield
C. L. Augur
H. H. Blauvelt
Frederick Z. Board
Alpin J. Cameron
Charles S. Chapman
E. Stanley Clarke
Lewis R. Conklin
Hon. Cornelius Doremus
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
J. R. Maltbie
A. E. Pattison
George H. Pfeiffer
Benjamin Franklin Sloat
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
evebett l. zabbiskie
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
Mrs. Henry Voorhis
Miss Mary K. Zabriskie
Harry S. Ihnen
ROSCOE, N. Y.
Howard B. GOETSCHIUS
.[amis Kay AlKENHEAD
JUDSON David CAMPBELL
Mrs. Jtjdson David Campbei i.
Mrs. A. E. Caster
DB. II. M- COOPEB
Wii.i.iam T. COOPEB
Mrs. W. T. Cooper
Mrs. A. N. Deck! B
VlCTOB E. Downer
ilrv L. Fake
Mrs. Frank EaTDEN
Mrs. Dons M. HoOPEB
Mrs. Reid Howell
Waiter A. Kirr
Mrs. Helen G. L\ < I
Mrs. Marie E. Lice
Mrs. Kleanor B. SPEEB
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
Db. Charles D. BBOOKS
Miss Mary E. Ryebson
John C Weaver
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.
Mks. Harry Bennett
Miss Saretta Demakest
Miss Helena GEMMEB
John H. Hayward
Mks. Bernard LlPPMAN
Mhs. A. V. Meeks
(ait. J. J. Phelps
Geobge E. Wei ls
Watson (I. Clark
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.
WEST NEW YORK
E. G. Thomssen
James H. Andrews, Jr.
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
Warren II . Stagg
Mrs. Charles J. Schinck
Edward Van Wagoner
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
INDEX TO HISTORICAL
PAPERS and their AUTHORS
Appearing in the
" Papers and Proceedings'*
Bergen County Historical Society
FRANCES A. WESTERVELT, Curator
Index to Historical Papers
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.
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.
Camp Merritt Fires, Report Committee on Current His-
tory (1921-1922), p. 92, No. L5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
''Jackson Whites," The, Report Committee on Current
History (1921-1922), p. 91, No. 15.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Quill Pen and Sand Shaker p. 134
Very Old Candlestand p. 45
Tax List, 1783, Hackensack. . . (1915-1916), p. 40, No. 11.
Unitarian Society of Rutherford, The,
(1921-1922), p. 77, No. 15.
Wampum Industry, Final Century of, in Bergen County,
N. J. (includes Indian history and illustrations), by
Frances A. Westervelt. .. (1916-1917), p. 20, No. 12.
Washington Institute, The (Hackensack), by William M.
Johnson (1913-1914), p. 4, Xos. 8 and 9.
Watersheds of Bergen County, Report Committee on To-
pography and Historical Geography,
(1921-1922), p. 115, No. 15.
Wind-Jammers of the Hackensack (illustrated), by Eu-
gene K. Bird (1915-1916), p. 5, No. 11.
Winne, Walter G., Testimonial Dinner to, "Report Commit-
tee on Current History. . . (1921-1922), p. 98, No. 15.
Witteman-Lewis Aircraft Plant, Report Committee on
Current History (1920-1921), p. 26, No. 14.
Yoppo Court House and Jail, (1920-1921), p. 56, No. 14.
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