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NUMBER FOURTEEN 
1920-1921 




LEWIS MARSENA MILLER 



Papers and Proceedings 

of 

The Bergen County 
Historical Society 



NUMBER FOURTEEN 



1920—1921 

Hackensack, New Jersey 






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The Aims of This Society 




O make research into historical facts 
and collect data relating thereto ; 

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

To collect and preserve genealogical records 
and family traditions; 

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

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



Page Seven 



The Bergen County Historical Society 

Bergen County, New Jersey 

Organized, 1902 Incorporated, 1907 

Assembly Rooms, Museum and Depository of Records 
The Johnson Public Library, Hackensack. 




The Museum 

Second Floor, Johnson Public Library Building, Hackensack. 
Open to the Public Every Weekday 2 to 5 P. M. 

URING the eighteen years of the Society's existence 
many gifts and some purchases of articles of historic 
interest, gathered mainly from the early homes of 
Bergen County have been made. 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 fire-place, brick 
oven and accompanying utensils ; hardward of Colonial days; 
early pewter, pottery, glass and china ; bells of the old Court 
House and the Hackensack Academy, 1770; hand wrought 
iron tools and utensils; flax and wool spinning wheels; relics 
of the Revolutionary, 1812, Mexican, Civil and Spanish Wars; 
early prints and maps. 

Every afternoon Mrs. Westervelt talks on historical subjects, 
illustrated by the original articles used. Members of the 
Society are requested to come and bring or send their friends 
and their children. No cards of admission are required. 



Page Eight 



Contents 

PAGE 

Officers for the Fiscal Year 1920-1921 12 

Standing Committees, 1920-1921 13 

President's Address 15 

Secretary's and Treasurer's Reports 19 

Report of Property and Archives Committee 21 

Report of Curator 22 

Report of Committee on Ancient Cemeteries 25 

Report of Committee on Church History 25 

Report of Committee on Current History 26 

Wittemann-Lewis Aircraft Plant 26 

Bergen Daily News 26 

Death of Peter H. Kip, of Rutherford, N. J 28 

Ridgefield Reformed Church Celebrates 150th 

Anniversary 33 

Bergen County's Oldest Newspaper 38 

Old Schraalenburgh — 120th Anniversary of Old 

North Church 42 

Death of Theophilus Glover 48 

Death of Burton H. Allbee 50 

Fiftieth Anniversary of the City of Englewood.. 52 

Hackensack Hebrew Institute 55 

Report of Historic Sites and Events Committee. . . 56 

Report of Genealogical and BiographicalCommittee 58 

Report of Publication Committee 59 

Report of Publicity Committee 60 

Report of Committee on Topography and Histori- 
cal Geography 61 

Report of Committee on Revolutionary Soldiers' 

Graves 67 

Report of the Women's Auxiliary 68 

Report of Camp Merritt Memorial Committee. ... 72 

Report of Nominating Committee 74 

The New President 75 

Values of Crops and Live Stocks 76 

Members 11 

Index to Historical Papers and Their Authors 87 

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Illustrations 

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Lewis Marsena Miller Frontispiece 

Aeroplane View of Rutherford, showing Kip Farm . . 10 
Assembling Department Wittemann-Lewis Aircraft 

Plant, Hasbrouck Heights 27 

Kip Homestead on Meadow Road 29 

Fertile Field on Kip Farm 29 

Barns on Kip Farm 31 

Harvesting on Kip Farm 31 

English Neighborhood Church at Ridgefield 35 

"Old Schraalenburgh" Church 43 

Theophilus Glover 49 

Burton H. Allbee 51 



Tailpieces 

Sketches of relics in the Bergeji County Museum 

Old books and pair of Pre-Revolutionary spectacles 14 

Candlestick with snuffer and extinguisher 18 

Bootjack and shoe lasts .•••.•• ^'^ 

Tin lantern, the kind Paul Revere used on his his- 
toric ride 41 

Old shovel, tongs and bellows 47 

Very old candlestand 54 

Quill pen and sand shaker for drying ink 60 

Brass bound cedar tub and soft soap shell, used for 

washing silver or line china 66 

Powder horn, bullet mould and bullets 73 



Page Eleven 



Officers for the Fiscal Year 1920-1921 

President 
Lewis Marsena Miller ----- Leonia 

Secretary 
Theodore Romaine ----- Hackensack 

Treasurer 
CM. Dalrymple ------ Hackensack 

Curator 

Mrs. Frances A. Westervelt - - - Hackensack 

Vice-Presidents 

Closter ------ William H. Roberts 

Englewood William O. Allison 

Fort Lee ------ John C. Abbott 

Hackensack ----- William P. Eager 

Hackensack ----- P. Christie Terhune 

Leonia ------ Robert J. G. Wood 

Oradell ------- Elmer Blauvelt 

Ramsey ------- John Y. Dater 

Ridgewood ------ Walter W. Wilsey 

Ridgefield - - - - - - - M. R. Jacobus 

Rutherford - - - - - - A. W. Van Winkle 

West wood ------ Isaac B. Hopper 

Former Presidents 

Hon. William M. Johnson, Hackensack - - 1902-03 

Mr. Cornelius Christie, Leonia - - - - 1903-04 

Mr. T. N. Glover, Rutherford - - - - 1904-05 

Hon. Cornelius Doremus, Ridgewood - - 1905-06 

Mr. 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 

Mr. Everett L. Zabriskie, Ridgewood - - 1910-11 

Mr. Howard B. Goetschius, Little Ferry - - 1911-12 

Mr. Matt. J. Bogert, Demarest - - - - 1912-13 

Mr. Robert T. Wilson, Saddle River - - - 1913-14 

Mrs. Frances A. Westervelt, Hackensack - 1914-16 

Mr. Cornelius V. R. Bogert, Bogota - - - 1916-18 

Mr. Arthur Van Buskirk, Hackensack - - 1918-19 

Mr. Lewis Marsena Miller, Leonia - - - 1919-21 

Page Twelve 



^Standing Committees, 1920-1921 

Archives and Property 

Mrs. F. A. Westervelt, Hon. William M. Johnson, Frank 
B. Plympton, Hackensack ; David Hopper, Mahwah ; Mrs. 
Harry Bennett, Teaneck. 

Ancient Cemeteries 

Matt. J. Bogert, Demarest. Walter Christie. Bergenfield; 
J. Z. Demarest, Closter. 

Church History 

Walter Christie, Bergenfield; Rev. Edward Kelder, Fort 
Lee; Rev. J. A. Van Nest, Ridgewood. 

Current History 
Reid Howell, Rutherford. 

Genealogical and Biogrophical 

Mrs. John Christie Ware, George M. Eckert, Saddle River; 
Mrs. F. A. Westervelt, Hackensack. 

Historic Sites and Events 

Dr. James M. Hackett, Robert Hill Greene, Leonia; Emile 
Stange, North Hackensack; George W. Hood, Ridgefield. 

Membership 

Cornelius V. R. Bogert, William T. Knight, Bogota; Walter 
G. Winne, Hasbrouck Heights. 

Publication 

D. Byron G. Van Home, Englewood; Dr. Charles F. Adams, 
Hackensack; Reid Howell, Rutherford; Robert Hill Greene, 
Dr. Roscoe Guernsey, Leonia. 

Publicity 

J. W. Binder, E. K. Bird, Hackensack ; Joseph H. Tillotson, 
Englewood; J. E. Williams, Ridgefield Park. 

Topographical and Historical Geography 

Joseph Kinzley, Jr., Hackensack ; Prof. B. T. Butler, Leonia; 
William Conklin, Englewood. 



*The President is ex-officio a member of all Committees. 

Page Thirteen 



Wars and Revolutionary Soldiers ' Graves 

Dr. Charles F. Adams, Hackensack; Carl M. Vail, Ridge- 
wood; John W. Bellis, Oradell. 

Women's Auxiliary 

Mrs. A. Z. Bogert, Mrs. Harry Lewellyn, River Edge; 
Mrs. Byron G. Van Home, Englewood; Mrs. Clayton Dema- 
rest, Hackensack, Mrs. F. Hayden, Rutherford; Mrs. Harry 
Bennett, Teaneck. 

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

Publicity 
Jacob W. Binder, Hackensack. 

Scrap Book 
Eugene K. Bird, Hackensack. 

Topographical and Historical Geography 
Mrs. Roscoe P. McClave, Cliffside Park. 

Wars and Revolutionary Soldiers' Graves 

Dr. Charles F. Adams, Hackensack; R. T. Wilson, 
Ridgewood; Carl M. Vail, Ridgewood. 

Women's Auxiliary 
Mrs. Harry Bennett, Teaneck. 

Official Photographer 
John B. Allison, Englewood. 




Page Fourteen 




President's Address 

wo years ago you called upon me to assume the 
responsibilities of President of this Society. At 
that tirne I felt and said that I could not discharge 
the duties of the ofhce as I conceived them. A 
year ago you repeated the call in a manner which 

touched my sensibilities and I could not decline to serve you 

further. 

But as I look back over those two years the conviction is 
forced horne to me that I was right, for in most of the aims 
of the Society I can see no progress. I am disposed to divide 
the responsibility with the several Vice Presidents and Chair- 
men of Committees who have served with me and who know 
whether or not they have approached their duties seriously. 

However, my retrospection affords encouragement in 
that a foundation has been laid upon which my successor with 
his youthful vigor and enthusiasm will, with the cooperation 
of the members, build a superstructure approximating the 
lofty aims of those who met nineteen years ago to formulate 
plans and organize this Society. These were bold spirits, 
for they had as the foundation for their work onlv an idea 
which developed the declarations of the Aims of this Society 
with which some of us are becoming familiar. 

We can find encouragement in the comparison of our 
Society of today, not only with the beginning but with a date 
seventeen years later. At our Annual Meeting in April, 1919, 
the Secretary reported the membership roll as containing 
145 names. The roll of members now comprises 555 names. 

The Treasurer then reported in the 

General Fund $242.59 

Allison Special Fund 1173.27 

A total of $1415.96 

Today we have in our 

General Fund $927.77 

Allison Special Fund 451.82 

Allison Archive Fund 100o!oO 



A total of $2379.59 

In addition to this we have in our Safe Deposit Box, eleven 
one thousand dollar Liberty Bonds amounting to $11,000.00 
and coupon bonds secured by reinvesting the interest $550.00 
a total of $11,550.00. 

Page Fifteen 



The interest income from these bonds is annually $490.87. 

During the same period, our Museum with its objects of 
historic interest has been increased, principally by gifts and 
by some purchases more than 600 pieces. The museum now 
contains more than 2000 pieces having historic interest. 
Through the liberality of Mr. William O. Allison, the Curator 
has now a fund from which she can draw to take advantage 
of any opportunity to secure articles having historic value. 

With special pride I speak of the Women's Auxiliary, which 
I characterize as the most active element in our Society. This 
is not entirely due to the Suffrage Amendment! Two years 
ago 21 women members composed this Auxiliary. And 
now there are more than one hundred and thirty members. 
The interested activities of the Women Members during 
the year now closing justifies the hope that my successor in 
office will call upon many of them for service on the several 
Standing Committees. 

And this leads me to say that, in my opinion, the success 
of the Society in realizing its aims and fulfilling its obligations 
to the public depends upon the activities of the committees. 
Good intentions only are not enough and lead us nowhere. 
The President has a right to expect active cooperation from 
every Chariman and every member. 

And I want to say with all the emphasis at my command 
that this is true of every one of the twelve Vice-Presidents 
whom you have elected. The belief seems to be general that 
a Vice-Presidency of this Society is an Honorary office with- 
out duties and with no obligations. It is an Honorable office 
and acceptance carries with it the duty to help the President 
to carry forward to some degree of realization the several 
aims of the Society. 

As the Society grows larger in numbers, the problem how 
to arouse and keep alive interest grows more difficult. It is 
particularly so where the membership is so widely distributed 
throughout the County. 

When the plan for Chapter organization in towns having 
twenty or more members was promulgated, I had hopes that 
we were in a fair way to solve this problem, but only two of the 
Vice Presidents to whom I submitted the plan for action took 
the trouble to answer my letter, and one of them asked for 
information which my letter had already given! Now this 
is no proof that the plan isn't good and workable, for it is 
both, and I venture the prediction that my successor in the 
Presidency of this Society will demonstrate that I am right. 

Page Sixteen 



Think, if you please, what a medium the Chapter affords 
for carrying out two at least of the Society's aims: "To 
Cultivate a Spirit of Patriotism" and "To Foster National, 
State, Local and Family Pride." The membership roll of 
this Society includes the names of many of the most influential 
men and women and I believe this influence will respond to 
intelligent leadership, and aid in organized effort to carry 
out our aims, which are for Americanization, spelled in large 
letters. 

Two of our Standing Committees might be combined, or 
at least they should work in conjunction. I refer to the 
Committee on Ancient Cemeteries and that on Wars and 
Revolutionary Soldiers' Graves. The neglected condition 
of some of the Country grave yards is a disgrace, and this 
Society, through these two Committees, should and can 
evolve and put in operation a plan for systematic supervision 
and care by the county and town authorities. It is no more 
to the credit of this Society than to the County and town 
authorities that the proper care of these Ancient Cemeteries 
has been so long neglected. 

A Committee of this Society raised and contributed five 
hundred dollars, or one-fifth the cost of the monument to 
the Revolutionary General Poor. This is not recognized in 
the inscription but is unimportant in comparison with the 
duty of the Society to correct, or cause to be corrected, an 
unfortunate mistake in the placing of the bronze figure of 
General Poor when the monument was dedicated. The 
General should hold a more exalted position, at the top of the 
shaft instead of hiding at one side! Respect for the memory 
of a brave officer of the Revolutionary^ Army warrants this 
suggestion and the hope for its early fruition. The Sons of 
the American Revolution will doubtless cooperate with this 
Society in this undertaking. 

In line with our duty to mark by tablet or monument 
places of historic interest, this Society stands sponsor for the 
Camp Merritt Memorial. No event in the history of Bergen 
County approaches in importance the establishment of Camp 
Merritt, where more than one-third of all the men sent over- 
seas received their final training and equipment before 
embarking. More than half a million returning were cared for 
here before being sent to the demobilization camp nearest 
their homes. 

To my mind it is a patriotic duty to build a memorial in 
bronze and granite which shall testify to future generations 
the wonderful achievements here in so short a time. 

Page Seventeen 



Somewhat more than fifty thousand dollars is now avail- 
able, and probably before the end of this year, grading and 
all preliminary work will be completed. Another year should 
see the monument rising and possibly finished. I repeat here 
what I said to you at our Annual Meeting last year: " I cannot 
stress too greatly the patriotic duty of this Society to further 
this ambitious project and carry it through to an early com- 
pletion. We are sponsors for this undertaking and are proud 
of it. The Memorial must be lofty, dignified, artistic, and 
above all, inspiring. It will not only mark the site of Camp 
Merritt, but commemorate its wonderful achievements in 
enduring bronze and granite. It will also stand as a lasting 
testimonial to the patriotism and energy of the Bergen County 
Historical Society." 

And now I yield the floor and surrender the duties of my 
office to the worthy gentleman you have chosen, and I be- 
speak for Mr. Howell your hearty cooperation. 

I appreciate the honor you conferred upon me, and I thank 
you sincerely for your help, and your charity for my short- 
comings. 

Lewis Marsena Miller, President. 




Page Eighteen 



Secretary's Report 

The Secretary begs to report that there have been added 
to the Roll of Membership, the following :— 

April 30th, Elective Committee Elected 11 

May 28th, " " " ^'^ 



June 29th, 
July 30th, 
August 20th, 
September 17th, 



13 

21 

26 

2 

4 



November 12th, Mid Year Meeting 20 

" 19th, Elective Comniittee Elected 2 

December 17th, " " " 8 

January 21st, 1921 " " 1 

March 18th, " " " 9 

April 15th, " " " _10 

127 

Of these 21 have failed to qualify through failure to pay 
the first year's dues, 10 have died and 9 resigned, making a 
net gain of 87. This, added to the total membership of 432 
which we had at the close of our last annual meeting, makes 

the present total 519. 

Theodore Romaine, Secretary. 



Treasurer's Report 

April 15, 1920 to April 16, 1921 

GENERAL ACCOUNT. 

Receipts. 

Balance from former Treasurer $546.55 

Balance from sale pamphlets, etc 3.35 

Balance from W. O. Allison Curator's sal. 300.00 

Interest from Bonds 473.89 

Special Account 124.34 

Life memberships 140.00 

Annual Membership dues 1168.00 

Total receipts 2756.13 

Page Nineteen 



Disbursements 

Clerical services $100.76 

Curator for Museum 64.00 

Annual meeting expenses 89.50 

Janitor Service 29.00 

Curator's Salary 675.00 

President, expenses 30.10 

Treasurer-Postage 51.00 

Liberty Bonds 484.22 

Hack Trust Co. Deposit Box 5.00 

Printing & Stationery 297.78 

Return fee (overpayment) 2.00 

Total 1828.36 

Balance April 16, 1921 927.77 

2756.13 



SPECIAL ACCOUNT. 

Receipts 

Balance from former Treasurer $868.06 

Interest from Savings account 27.60 

Total receipts $895.66 

Disbursements 

Democrat Pub. Co 195.50 

Mutual Pub. Co 124.00 

Transferred to Gen. Acct 124.34 

Total 443.84 

Balance April 16, 1921 451.82 



895.66 



Assets f/,sy<^-^o 

Liberty Bonds ■ $115.00 - 

Cash in People's Trust Co $927.77 

Cash Savings Dept 451.82 

Unpaid Dues Approximately 360.00 

. 1239.59 



Respectfully, "^/-^AHff 

C. M. Dalrymple, Treasurer. 
Page Twenty 



Report of Archives and Property 
Committee 

AST year we reported 300 additions and this year 
(1920-1921), 322 articles, by gifts, loans and 
purchases. It is impossible to publish the full 
list of these valuable articles and the stories told 
when presented. Sincere thanks are presented 
to the donors for their assistance in carrying on this work. 
One gift is of special interest. It is a Major's commission 
to John Sproull of New York, signed by the fourth President, 
James Madison, in 1815. It also bears the signature of James 
Monroe as Secretary of State, who became the next President. 
It is engraved on vellum and is in fine condition. It descended 
from the owner to Bergen County families, and was presented 
by E. L. Terhune. It has been nicely framed and recorded. 




An historical card (9 by 4) catalogue (Classified) is almost 
completed. Over 2000 cards have been used and many bear 
more than one item. On each card is given the name of 
donor, lender or if purchased; the name of the article and all 
the known history of same. Space will be allowed for addi- 
tional history as presented. 

The gift of thousands of dollars to the Society by Mr. 
W. O. Allison is well known, and appreciated by those who 
carry on the work; but seldom has a single worker had as 
great an honor conferred on him as has been bestowed on the 
Chairman of this Committee by this generous Mr. W. O. 
Allison, when he deposited with the Bergen County Historical 
Society, one thousand dollars, "to be used by Frances A. 
Westervelt, as she deems best for the needs of the archives 
and property." She hereby expresses her great apprecia- 
tion for the honor conferred. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frances A. Westervelt. 
Wm. M. Johnson. 
Mrs. Harry Bennett. 
David Hopper. 



Page Twenty-one 



Curator's Report 




ROM April, 1920-1921, the activities of the Mus- 
eum have been very great; and the reports have 
been far reaching, as is shown by the calls made 
from far and near for information in regard to 
the work being carried on therein. This is very 
gratifying to the Society inasmuch as it is the result of our 
own ideas, and by the visual and tactile methods, in con- 
nection with our wonderful collection, we are enabled to make 
the "talks" of real historic value, and thus supplement the 
local history work of the schools. We present a few of our 
many communications in regard to the work. 

Mrs. F. a. Westervelt, Curator Bergen County Historical Society, Hacken- 

sack, N. J. 

Dear Mrs. Westervelt: In the preparation of material for a special ses- 
sion on museum extension work for the 1921 convention of the American 
Association of Museums, information along lines suggested by the following 
topics would be of decided interest. 

General Topic — Museums and the public sclwols. 

(a) Methods of obtaining support of Boards of Education. 

(b) Classes in the Museum; is a scheduled course of museum instruc- 
tion advisable; shall the initiative remain with the teachers, or with the 
school authorities, or with the museums. 

(c) Reaching teachers. 

(d) Lending collections; newest types of objects lent; widest extension 
of lending facilities; departures from stereotyped methods. 

(e) Getting classes to the museums; arrangements for transportation; 
who foots the bill. 

(f) Motion pictures in the museum. 

The purpose of this letter is not that of a questionaire but only to ask 
your co-operation to the extent of informing the undersigned as to salient 
points of interest in the work of the Bergen County Historical Society in the 
directions indicated by the suggested topics. 

Thanking you for your courtesy in this connection, I am 
Cordially yours, 

Richard F. Bach, 
April 2, 1921. Associate in Industrial Arts. 



My dear Mrs. Westervelt: The talks on our local history you have given 
to the pupils of this school have been so helpful that I hope you will continue 
them next winter so more may have the same opportunity. 

In the first place, the Museum of the Bergen County Historical Society 
is quite an ideal history class room. You have the real sources of history 
there. Beside that, your very informal manner of giving them the in- 
formation which you have collected because of your own interest in it, arous- 
es the same sort of interest and appreciation of the past in the minds of your 
hearers. The close attention which the boys and girls gave you for about 
an hour and their enthusiasm afterward, are quite sufficient evidence of 
this. 

Very sincerely yours, 

Sara E. Tyndall, Principal. 

Page Twenty-two 



DUTCH KITCHEN TALKS. 

During 1920-1921— Dutch kitchen talks, so-called, as 
they are given in our reproduction of the early Dutch kitchen, 
on one side of the Museum were held. These talks have 
been given to 1080 pupils in classes, and to hundreds of 
visitors in tours around the Museum. 

These talks have also been given to 

1. — The Rutherford Reading Club at their town, using 
about 50 articles for illustration. 

2. — The Oradell Book and Needle Club visited the museum 
and heard the talk. 

3. — To the Daughters of the American Revolution, Ramapo 
Valley Chapter, at Ridgewood, making a specialty of the 
Revolutionary period. 

The Union County Historical Society, recently formed, 
invited your Curator to visit them at Elizabeth and give a 
talk on the activities of your Society and Museum. 

At the mid-year meeting of the Bergen County Society, 
the historical talk was given as part of the program. 

For the Home Economics department of the Woman's 
Club of Hackensack, was given an illustrated talk on the 
value of clay in early home economics. The exhibits used as 
notes were, clay and straw used between the wall stones and 
laths, from ruins of an early house. Bricks from Holland and 
Barbadoes (prior to the brick making in America), brought 
as ballast, used in "the building of bake ovens" and chimneys; 
pottery pie plates and pots made from Hackensack River 
clay; a fine collection of pottery fragments made by Bergen 
County Indians, showing various decorations; also scraps 
of shell and pieces of sand with which the clay was "bound.', 

SPECIAL EXHIBITS 

The State Street school, Hackensack through class 4 B, 
presented a model, 12 by 15, of the early settlers' house of 
Bergen County. It has one room and attic, with a thatched 
roof. The sides are made of the red sand stone filled in with clay 
and straw. The kitchen contains an open fire place and a 
brick oven, spinning wheel, cradle, table and benches, broom, 
shovel, cooking utensils, lanterns, candle sticks, etc., all repro- 
duced with clay, wood, paper and tinfoil, from the originals 
in the museum. It is an object of very great attraction and 
deservedly so. They also made a model of the early octagon 
church, thatched roof, etc. 

Page Twenty-three 



When the Freeholders presented the Society with the early 
and later hangman's weight, the same class studied up the 
methods and plans of the gallows, made one, and presented 
it to us. 

Our valuable collection of colonial hardware of all kinds, 
large beams pegged together, bricks and clay, were displayed 
on the tables, and with them a large collection of photographs 
of Bergen County's early or colonial houses now gone. 

The exhibit of early handmade basketry followed, then 
the jackknife industry relics of wood; one dated 1731, another 
1772. 

Among our collections, we have interesting books, bearing 
dates from 1696, Bibles, 1651, mostly Dutch, wonderfully 
illustrated, fine workmanship in binding, wooden covers and 
brass clasps, etc.; a very attractive exhibit. Specimens are 
loaned to the Library when their talks on books are given. 

We co-operated with the Sulgrave Institution on request 
of the Tercentenary International Celebration Committee, 
by having a special exhibit of some of our best colonial articles, 
pictures of prominent men of New England and their homes. 

On Washington's Birthday was displayed a 13 star flag, 
copy of Declaration of Independence, war relics, photographs 
of Mount Vernon, and the following books, Washington's 
farewell address to the people, published 1809; Copy of General 
Washington's account with the United States; Biographies 
and Engravings of the Signers of the Declaration of Indepen- 
dence. A newspaper telling of the funeral of General George 
Washington, and a copy of his will. 

Lincoln's Birthday; handmade flag. Civil War objects, 
deeds of sale of slaves; photographs of Lincoln and his early 
homes were shown. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frances A. Westervelt, Curator 




Page Twenty-four 




Report of Committee on Ancient 
Cemeteries 

ERY little has been accomplished by this Com- 
mittee, due to the fact that from what I can learn 
all the markings or inscriptions on the stones in 
these cemeteries have already been taken, indexed, 
and properly recorded. 
Some of these old cemeteries are in a very delapidated 
condition; that is, stones out of shape and broken down, the 
entire place over-grown with weeds and grass, large trees grow- 
ing over the graves, and fences in need of repair or no fences 
whatever. 

These matters are certainly within the scope of the work 
of our society, but my experience is, that it is not practical 
for any one committee to properly handle the work alone. A 
total stranger, going into the different communities, would not 
receive the encouragement from the local people to accom- 
plish the desired end, particularly when they were called upon 
to appropriate the necessary funds for the completionof thework. 
As our society has grown until it has members in most, if 
not all, of the different communities where these forsaken and 
neglected cemeteries are located, it would seem advisable to 
have local committees appointed to do the work; such as, re- 
pairing broken-down stones, cutting the grass, trimming the 
trees, and enclosing the graves with substantial iron fences, 
and attending to matters further demanding the attention of the 
committees. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Matt. J. Bogert, Chairman. 



Report of Committee on Church 
History 

During the past year your committee on Church History'' 
has collected some data but is not prepared at this time to 
present it. I hope to have it in shape for a succeeding issue 
of your year book. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Walter Christie, Chairman. 

Page Twenty-five 



Report of Committee on Current 
History 

Your Committee on Current History, present in chronol- 
logical order, as far as possible, their report as follows: 

Jan. 11, 1920 

Wittemann-Lewis Air Craft Plant 

HE Wittemann-Lewis Air Craft Co's plant was located 
in Bergen County in the meadows below Hasbrouck 
Heights during the past year. 

This plant is considered unusual as to size and favor- 
able location — calculated to embrace Teterboro with 
its 800 acres of meadow land. 

It is said that no better landing place for aircraft anywhere 
from overseas or from any of the States can be found in the 
Metropolitan District. 

The plans contemplate a Club House to accommodate three 
to five hundred guests who may land here in the night time 
from over seas or elsewhere. 

The present capacity of the plant may be estimated when 
it is known that the present payroll is above $5,000 per week, 
and that here now is being builded the biggest bombing ship 
in the world. 




April 12, 1920 

Bergen Daily News 

NDER this date the Bergen Daily News of Hacken- 
sack was launched, with William D. Smith as 
President; E. Beverly Walden, Vice-President; 
Evan G. Runner, Treasurer; Matthew Andronico; 
Secretary. 

Evan G. Runner was made General Manager and James 
Norton, Editor. 

Publication was suspended November 10, 1921. 
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June 2, 1920. 

Death of Peter H. Kip of Rutherford 

{From the Passaic Daily News) 
Press Comment. 

ETER KIP, one of the oldest and best known 
residents of South Bergen County who almost 
eighty years ago was born in the old Kip Home- 
Stead in Meadow Road, an old Colonial brown 
stone house which is still standing and a land- 
mark in Rutherford, died at his home 138 Union Avenue, 
Rutherford, yesterday. Mr. Kip suffered a stroke of apo- 
plexy on Tuesday and was in a semi-conscious condition ever 
since, death coming yesterday peacefully. Since boyhood he 
has lived in the house in which he died, which is likewise a 
stone dwelling of Colonial architecture. He was a bachelor 
and aside from performing the duties of a gentleman farmer, 
which was his hobby from boyhood, he lived retired. 

Mr. Kip was well known to almost everybody in South 
Bergen, but the older residents had a better acquaintance with 
him than the younger generations. He was reputed to be 
one of the wealthiest men in this part of New Jersey, although 
his mode of living was simple and luxuries had no attraction 
for Mr. Kip. Aside from owning much property in Ruther- 
ford both improved and unimproved, he owned many buildings 
in Paterson where most of his financial interests were centered. 

Mr. Kip enjoyed excellent health until the sudden attack 
came on. He made almost daily journeys to Paterson where 
he personally looked after his interest in conjunction with his 
attorneys. He was an extremely conservative man and dis- 
approved of large public expenditures of money. The prob- 
lem of taxation was with Mr. Kip at all times a mighty in- 
teresting proposition. 

In the center of Rutherford, that is, bordering on Union 
Avenue and running through from Wood Street to Home 
Avenue and as far west as Elliott Place, is the famous Kip 
farm. This tract, which includes many acres of ground, was 
always held by Mr. Kip for his local farm and was duly cul- 
tivated and at no time permitted to be opened for modern 
improvements. He was assessed heavily for the property, 

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Kip Homestead on Meadow Road 




Fertile Field on Kip Farm 



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due to its location in the very heart of the residential section, 
but the fact that he wanted it for planting and farming pur- 
poses made him insistent on keeping the land irrespective of 
expense. Originally the tract was much larger than now, 
but he sold some of it and permitted several streets to be 
opened through the estate from time to time. 

The funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon 
at 2:30 o'clock at his late home and the interment will follow 
in the family plot at Cedar Lawn Cemetery. 

Mr. Kip was a member of the board of directors of the 
Rutherford National Bank and a stockholder in that institu- 
tion since the day of its launching twenty-five years ago. 

The only near relatives who survive Mr. Kip are a sister 
Mrs. Newkirke, of Jersey City, and a niece Miss Jennie Van 
Dien, who lived with Mr. Kip at his Rutherford home. 

Way back in 1892 when the "Rutherford Illustrated" 
was published by the then Rutherford News Publishing Com- 
pany reviewing South Bergen in portraits, history, life stories 
and general pictorial scenes this was printed of the famous 
Kip family : 

"Of the many honored 'Jersey Dutch' names borne by 
leading citizens of Rutherford and vicinity the oldest and most 
justly entitled to honor is Kip. The Kips were originally 
French and so far as can be learned the first of them to attract 
the attention of a historical writer was Roeloff De Kype who 
distinguished himself in the war waged against the Hugue- 
nots in the 16th Century by Catherine de Medicis through 
her weak son Charles IX. Roeloff suffered by reason of the 
victories won for the Protestants by the Prince of Conde and 
Admiral Coligny. He fled to Holland and remained there 
under an assumed name until 1559 when he returned, joined 
the Duke of Anju and helped that grim warrior to subdue 
the Protestants. A son of his who remained behind in Hol- 
land embraced the Protestant faith dropped the prefix "De" 
frorn the name and became the parent stem of the prolific 
family tree whose branches have extended to other lands as 
well as America. His son was prominent in the organization 
of the company which despatched Hendrik Hudson to ex- 
plore the new world and was among the very first to set sail 
for the "wild west" of those days and help found New Am- 
sterdam. From the first to the last the family have played 
an important part in the public life of New York. One of 
them was Chief Councilor to Governor Peter Stuyvesant and 
several of them served in the Colonial Council and as Burghers 
of New Amsterdam. The first to settle in New Jersey was 

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Barns on Kip Farm 







Harvesting on Kip Farm 



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Nicholas who bought a huge tract on the PoHfly road in 1685 
and became the progenitor of all the Kips now residing in this 
vicinity. His eldest son Hendrick in due time bought a large 
tract of land in that part of Boiling Springs now constituting 
Rutherford and built a fine mansion of cut brown stone which 
is still standing on the Meadow Road in the borough wherein 
four generations of the Kips were born. A part of this original 
farm is still owned by Peter Kip, Esq., Hendrick's great 
great grandson. It contains thirty acres and includes the 
highest, driest and most desirable building property in the 
whole town. He is a kindly man of simple tastes, a good 
citizen and a kind friend. His father, the late Peter Kip, 
was own brother of Edo Kip, one of the wealthiest, most 
liberal and highly valued citizens of Passaic." 

On June 4th the Current historian passed by this striken 
home. All the doors and windows of the barn and shed were 
closed. Even the pigeons were shut in, and not a chick was 
about. Backed into a corner of the service yard, along the 
garden fence, stood the empty wagons, and some broken soil 
pipe lay in a corner next the street. The garden bore many a 
foot mark of some one having hurried about to give some 
finishing touches of respect for the occasion. 

The house too, on the opposite side of the Avenue, had its 
closed doors and drawn blinds. How desolate is the world 
in the presence of death ! How dearly this man loved to work 
this old farm — not for agrandizement, not for its unearned 
increment. He possessed a spirit unique for such an enter- 
prise, paying an exhorbitant price for the privilege of keeping 
an aggressive city from encroaching upon his pleasure in 
agricultural pursuits. 

On June 5th, I sat in one of the parlors of the house and 
listened to the solemn words of holy writ and eulogy, so well 
deserved, for really, Mr. Kip was a worthy gentlemen. Not 
many were present, bank officials notably, and a few scatter- 
ing citizens, and fewer next of kin. 

This Kip home is a revelation of such a type of citizenship 
as occupied it — Colonial furniture, lamps, mirrors, pictures, 
picture frames, vases and clocks, even the carpets reminding 
one of the warmth of early homey days of long ago. 

Past the door was hurrying the Saturday afternoon trafhc, 
all in great haste over a modern highway which once was a 
cow path or trail of the Indians and over which too, perhaps, 
may have passed the Continental troops during the days of 
the Revolution. 

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July 1, 2 and 4, 1920 

Ridgefield Reformed Church Celebrates 
150th Anniversary 

OR three days last week (July 1, 2 and 4, 1920), 
members of the Ridgefield Reformed Church cele- 
brated the 150th birthday of this historical edifice. 
The celebration started on Thursday night with 
anniversary^ addresses, continued on Friday night 
with classical address and closed Sunday night with an his- 
torical address by the pastor. 

The anniversary addresses on Thursday night were given 
by the Rev. Edward P. Johnston, D. D., professor of Sacred 
and Ecclesiastical History, Theological Seminary, New Bruns- 
wick, and the Rev. Willard Dayton Brown, D.D., secretary 
Reformed Church Progress Campaign, New York City. On 
Friday evening the Classical addresses were given by the 
Rev. J. C. Spring, D.D., North Reformed Church, Dumont; 
Rev. Edgar I. McCully, Reformed Church, Oradell; Rev. 
Orville J. Hogan, Reformed Church, Closter, and Rev. Albert 
Von Schlieder, D.D., First Reformed Church, Hackensack. 

The most interesting session was held last Sunday night 
(July 4), when Rev. I. D. Gowen, of the Grove Reformed 
Church, occupied the pulpit. On Sunday evening Rev. 
Thomas M. Ross, pastor of the Ridgefield Reformed Church, 
read the history of the church, which dates back to July, 
1770. This history proved most interesting and proved that 
the early days of the church which was originally known as 
the English neighborhood church, were stormy and filled 
with anxiety. 

Around the history of the church is woven an interesting 
tale of the Borough of Ridgefield and of one of the oldest and 
most historical spots in Bergen County. Many of the local 
residents are wholly unfamiliar with the history of the early 
days of Ridgefield, so for this reason is published the paper 
as compiled and read by Rev. Thomas M. Ross: 

"The English Neighborhood was settled by descendants 
of the colonists from England, while around were the settlers 
from Holland speaking the Dutch language, thus giving the 
name to the English speaking neighborhood. It was in 1768 
when the first movement was made to establish a church. 
Then Thomas Moore gave land for this purpose. The deed 
reads that the land is given to establish a church building 
upon it, wherein services will be held agreeable to the Reformed 
Church of Holland, established by the Synod of Dort, later 

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electing a pastor, elders and deacons, when the said organiza- 
tion is established. The trustees appointed were Abraham 
Montane3^ Michael Moore, Stephen Bourdette, Thomas Moore, 
John Day and John Moore. 

"The first pastor was Garritt Lydecker, educated in Hol- 
land, licensed to preach in 1765, who was called to supply the 
church in 1768. Pastor Lydecker was ordained and installed 
in 1770, the year in which the church organization was formed 
and recognized on July first. 

"On July 22, 1770, the first officers were confirmed. The 
charter members of the church were Michael Moore. Abra- 
ham Montaney, John Lashier, John Day, David Day, Thomas 
Moore, Edward Biestead, Samuel Moore, Benjamin Bourdette, 
John Cahy and nine females. The elders chosen by the young 
church were Michael Moore and Abraham Montenay, while 
the deacons were John Day and John Lashier. 

"Not very much information is found about the early years, 
as Pastor Lydecker moved to New York in 1776, taking the 
church records with him. It was a time of pioneer service, 
struggle against adversity, determination to maintain a house 
of worship and a wonderful vision of God. 

"The following years are discouraging. For sixteen years 
they were without a steady pastor. The days of the Revolu- 
tion were at hand, political issues were often of stronger in- 
terest in the pulpit than the message of God. Armies were 
passing through the neighborhood, while communities them- 
selves were often divided. The English Neighbourhood 
came out of it all loyal to the nation which had been recently 
born. The church was in existence seven years or more 
before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 

"A new pastor, the Rev, John Cornelison, was called on 
November 1, 1792, who was later ordained in 1793. The 
church united with the old church in Bergen in supporting 
a pastor. In 1793 it was felt that the old building was not 
sufficient to hold the growing congregations, and plans were 
drawn up for a new one. By this plan the new structure was 
to have a 45 foot front and be 42 feet in length. The stone 
and timber were furnished as gratuity, although many of the 
timbers and all the stones of the old church were incorporatde 
in the new. The managers looking after the structure were 
Cornelius Vreelonds, Garritt Banta, John Williams, John 
Day, Ryneer Earle and Samuel Edsall. 

"Catherine Moore, the widow of Michael Moore, allowed 
the old building to be pulled down, the land reverting back to 
the heirs of the donor. Gifts from individuals to build the 
church amounted to 215 pounds in English money, and the 
sale of pews amounted to 1292 pounds and one shilling. 

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English Neighborhood Church at Ridgefield 



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"After serving the church faithfully for thirteen years, 
Dominie Cornelison left to take charge of the Bergen Church, 
which now desired to maintain a minister alone. Pastor 
Cornelison left a strong impression on the community, having 
not only built a new sanctuary but reorganized the congrega- 
tion which had been on the wane during the Revolutionary 
period. The endeavor to keep the church orderly is recorded 
in the trial of Peter Banta for taking communion one Sunday 
morning in a neighboring church. 

"The Rev. Henry Polhemus accepted the pastorate on 
February 17, 1809. During the same year the church was 
incorporated, and the first parsonage purchased. He was a 
faithful pastor and excellent preacher. He was called in 
1813 to the church at Shawagak, N. Y. 

"On March 13, 1813, the Rev. Cornelius T. Demarest was 
called to the field. Through him the work refreshed, large 
accessions were added to the church and all felt the vigorous per- 
sonality of the pastor. About 1822 the trouble between the 
First Church at Hackensack and the old organization at 
Schraalenburgh began. Dr. Demarest, who was clerk of the 
classes of Bergen County, took the side of Dr. Fraeligh, who 
was accused of accepting into membership suspended members 
of another church. The pastor, consistory and several of 
the members of the church at the English Neighbourhood 
seceded during this crisis in the denomination, and being sus- 
pended from the Reformed Dutch Church, went over with the 
others to form the True Reformed Church, with a building 
at Leonia. In the English Neighbourhood Church sixty 
members of the church and congregation signed a petition 
of loyalty to the Reformed Dutch Church, and from them the 
consistory was chosen with the help of the Bergen classes. 
Among the names mentioned in this trouble those remaining 
loyal were Peter D. Fraleigh, Peter Banta, Abraham Ly- 
decker, John Edsall, Frederick Devoe, David Westervelt, 
Jacob Naugle and John Cole. 

"The Consistory called Gustavus Abeel in 1825. He had 
a short but fruitful pastorate of three years. He revived the 
work instantly, carried on missions at outlying stations, and 
with Cornelius Vreelandt, helped to organize the neuclus of 
what was to be in later years the Grove Church at New Dur- 
ham and the First Church at Hoboken. During this period 
a building was erected at New Durham. Mr. Abeel was the 
means of the church giving liberally to the reorganization of 
the Theological Seminary at New Brunswick, N. J., being the 
largest contributor. In 1828 he was called to Bellville, N. J. 

"Rev. Dr. Philip Duryea began his long pastorate on De- 
cember 21, 1828. The first object of his pastorate was to 

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foreclose the mortgage at New Durham mission. He encour- 
aged it throughout his pastorate until it was organized into a 
separated church on March 27, 1843. He received the doc- 
tor's degree from the college at New Brunswick for his faith- 
fulness. He became known through the country as one of the 
noted ministers of the day, having served as pastor over twenty 
years. A tablet was erected to his memory in the church. 

"Following Doctor Taylor, the Rev. James McFarlane took 
up the work and for six years was pastor. It was during his 
relation with the church that a large tract of land was pur- 
chased for a cemetery. The land on which the church is 
built had been given by Cornelius Vreelandt in 1793. 

"Another long pastorate was that of the Rev. Dr. Andrew 
Taylor, who came on September 11, 1855. His was a quiet 
life of service as a shepherd to his flock for over 37 years, 
becoming a godfather to two generations. It was unusual, 
the longest and the most intensive. A tablet was erected to 
his memory but his greatest memorial lies in the hearts of 
those who knew and loved him so well, many who are still 
active workers in the field. 

"Supplies following the Doctor were the Rev. Farrar Marty n 
and Rev. John Lamplough. Straight from the seminary 
came the Rev. Marcus J. Roop, who labored from 1896 until 
1910. Many were added to the church under Mr. Roops' 
pastorate, the magnificent pipe organ added and the parish, 
greatly enlarged. Ill health prevented Pastor Roop from 
continuing the work, but he is heard from in the pulpit, as he 
visits the home of Mrs. Roop's mother, Mrs. Jacobus. 

"The last pastor, the Rev. Henry Bacon Allen, was pastor 
of the church from 1910 until 1918, when he was called into 
service as a chaplain. Pastor Allen is still actively related to 
the church, being associated with Dr. Gowen in the pas- 
torate of the large Grove Reformed Church at New Durham, 
and pastor of the Clifton Chapel at Weehawken. By unfail- 
ing devotion as pastor and preacher he became beloved by all." 
The English Neighbourhood Church at Ridgefield stands 
as a landmark, dating down to the Colonial days. The 
people worship in the same edifice erected in 1793. Recently 
a call was made for voluntary contributions to repair the 
building, which was needed badly. The influence of the 
organization is widening and the interest growing. Many 
recent accessions have been made to secure the future of the 
church. The majority of the old families are still attendants. 
Appreciation for the church and its work by the success of 
anniversary meetings and the interest taken not only by the 
people of Ridgefield but by many in the nearby towns.— 
Englewood Press, July 10, 1920. 

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July 22, 1920. 

Bergen County's Oldest Newspaper 

By Eugene K. Bird, 

Editor of The Hackensack Republican. 

HE HACKENSACK REPUBLICAN is the oldest 
newspaper printed in Bergen County todav The 
Bergen County Democrat antedated it by ten years, 
but pubhcation of that paper was discontinued 
in April 1920. A reputable newspaper becomes 
a part of community life and disperser of local history. 
It is looked for by its patrons as the coming of a friend, 
and if there is tardiness in arrival there is a feeling of concern 
in the family. Its opinions may not have a particularly 
strong swaying influence in general, but to those familiar with 
the honesty and sincerity of its utterances such a publication 
becomes an authority upon which they depend for informa- 
tion and views concerning passing events that interest the 
community. The following outline of The Hackensack Re- 
publican's fifty years of existence was printed in the issue of 
July 22, 1920, under the caption, "Makers of the Paper:" 

''The Hackensack Republican is fifty years old with this 
issue. That sentence embodies the meat for an appetizing pie 
of reminiscence. But why inflict readers, or lure them to 
turn aside from matters of living interest? For what is 
reminiscence but the babble of age over dead youth. Yes, 
some people there are, even in this brisk age (I just escaped 
writing it "bubbling age"; but the bubbles no longer break 
upon the beaker's brim to stimulate age and add to the effer- 
vescence of youth) — people there are who count it a certain 
degree of pleasure to read of men, actions and conditions 
beyond their ken; while "oldtimers" who were part and parcel 
of incidents recalled from the receding past dwell with vary- 
ing emotions upon the writer's more or less accurate, animated 
and perhaps picturesque delineation. 

"It is not difficult to imagine the changes of fifty years in 
any community, especially within a great city's convenient 
commuting zone, as Bergen county lies. Within that period 
the population of the county has increased from 31,033 (1,565 
negroes) to more than 200,000 (estimated by the 1920 census) ; 
municipalities have grown from twelve townships to fourteen 
townships, fifty boroughs and two cities — a total of sixty- 
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six, each with its several boards, assessor, collector, health 
officer, counsel, school superintendents and principals, petty 
court, and so forth, all contributing to the high cost of govern- 
ment. In 1870 the real and personal property of Bergen 
county was valued at $33,908,660 for taxable purposes; tax- 
able values m 1920, $210,841,252, with $16,598,101 exempt. 
The average pay of male school teachers in the state in 1870 
was $57.34 per month; of females, $32.43. 

"These items indicate the broad vista of statistics; while 
community incidents are without number. The whipping 
post had but recently lost its terror. Hackensack was lighted 
with the faintest imaginable gas jets and on a moon schedule; 
if the moon failed to keep tryst with the world by reason of 
waylaying clouds, mortals, immersed in more than ordinary 
impenetrable gloom, stumbled along on crosslaid board walks 
that resented the pressure of feet by flying up endwise and 
punishing the poor wight. The streets were dust beds in 
dry weather and mud holes when wet; so viciously bad in 
many places that even light vehicles were mired. The mail 
service consisted of one-self-appointed letter-carrier, who 
served patrons at two cents a letter, and was not troubled 
by civil service. 

"The grand march of improvement during these fifty 
years need not be dwelt upon. Evidence meets you at every 
turn and step, and in all these changes, civil, religious and 
political, The Republican played its part for good it is believed 
— it has stood for clean and honest government; for a high 
standard of morality in Church, business and social life; and 
has not failed to criticise derelictions in its own political party, 
condemning hypocrisy wherever found. For this reason the 
paper has not always been in favor with certain party leaders 
who set themselves up as bosses but whose dictum it ignored. 

"The paper has spoken for itself once a week for these 
years — "wearing its heart upon its sleeve" as any public 
print must. It stands upon the character it thus established. 
Those familiar with the craft know that it is a mercurial 
calling. The friend of today, won, perhaps, through a pleas- 
ing reference, is the enemy of tomorrow, lost through a real 
or fancied offense against the individual or some initimate 
interest. 

"This is the chronology of control of The Hackensack 
Republican: L. D. Hay, an erratic and irresponsible writer 
of the swashbuckler type started The Watchman in Hacken- 
sack in 1870. He soon sold out to The Bergen County Print- 
ing Company, a corporation composed of these then leading 

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Republicans: Daniel Drake Smith of Englewood; John ("Big 
Judge") Quackenbush of Hohokus; Robert Rennie of Lodi; 
Wm. S. Banta of Hackensack; J. Aug. Johnson of Ridgefield; 
N. C. White of Norwood; C. E. Parker of Rutherford Park. 
Arnold B. Johnson, a New York lawyer, was the editor and 
was said to have been the highest salaried man in the pro- 
fession in New Jersey at that time. This was made possible 
by the fact that the late Wm. Walter Phelps, then a new 
comer and just mapping out his political career, selected the 
editor and backed the enterprise liberally. 

"Hugh M. Herrick was induced to come to Bergen County 
from the Paterson Guardian, and succeeded Mr. Johnson in 
1874. Mr. Herrick remained only one year, when the paper, 
then under control of Judge Banta, was placed in the hands 
of Wm. H. Bleecker and Thomas H. Rhodes, practical printers 
without editorial training. Mr. Rhodes soon severed his 
connection, and Mr. Bleecker continued as publisher until 
1877, when the plant was purchased from Judge Banta by 
Thomas B. Chrystal. 

" The Republican was next controlled by Counselor Wil- 
liam M. Johnson, and for seven years thereafter was con- 
ducted for him by the present writer. 

"Mr. Herrick, who had been private secretary to Congress- 
man Phelps for seven years, and declined a flattering offer to 
accompany that gentleman when he went abroad as Ambas- 
sador to Berlin, returned to Hackensack in 1889 and purchased 
the plant from Mr. Johnson. During the twelve years that 
followed The Republican gained and maintained a foremost 
place among the newspapers of New Jersey. Mr. Herrick 
was a naturally forceful writer, with a graceful and incisive 
style, backed by long experience and a wide knowledge of 
politicians, state and national. He was a severe, sufferer with 
a painful internal complaint for three or four years, during 
which period responsibility for issuing the paper rested largely 
upon the writer; and when physical infirmity forced the ac- 
complished editor, courteous gentleman and loyal friend to 
retire from all duty, in 1901, he sold the paper to the present 
owner and editor, who has been associated with The Re- 
publican since 1877, having joined the paper upon the dis- 
continuance of The New Jersey Citizen, on which he had been 
employed from July 2, 1873. 

"So there. Gentle Reader, is an intimate outline of the 
life of The Hackensack Republican. You who are familiar 
with its course must judge of its merit. That it had some 
standing in the community is evidenced by the fact that it 

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has survived the vicissitudes of a half century fraught with 
many business trials throughout state and nation. Looking 
at its clean face, one may almost be pardoned for holding the 
paper up amid its contemporaries of the state and indulging 
in the young woman's elevation of her ego: Mother, I was the 
purtiest girl at the baptisin' and mama replied: Daughter, 
handsome is as handsome does. Gentle Reader, you must be 
the judge of The Republican.'' 

The following extract from The Newark Star -Eagle is pre- 
sented as an estimate of the character of The Republican: 

" The Hackensack Republican has completed fifty years of 
continuous existence as a newspaper and is going stronger 
than ever. This Bergen County weekly is one of the most 
attractive of the state newspapers typographically, and the 
quality of paper on which it is printed is the envy of many a 
publisher. But its beauty is more than skin-deep. The 
Republican serves all its news and comment with a sauce as 
peculiarly its own as was that of the New York Sun in Dana's 
day. Its ingredients are peppery independence, salty wit, 
satire acid as vinegar, and the compensating sweetness of 
common sense, humor, and understanding of human nature. 
Eugene K. Bird is the responsible one for these qualities, 
and he is a genius at it. The Star-Eagle offers its congratula- 
tions on the anniversary, and wishes a long continuance of the 
rattling good paper Mr. Bird puts out." 




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September 12, 1920. 

"Old Schraalenburgh"-120th Anniver- 
sary of Old North Church 

By William R. Jones, 

Editor of The Saturday Review. 

HE WORDS of Moses, "I am an hundred and 
twenty years old today" and the further comment 
upon that fact found in the Scriptures to the effect 
that "His eye was not dimmed nor his natural 
strength abated" furnished the singularly ap- 
propriate text selected by both the Rev. G. H. Cotton of 
Marlborough, N. Y., and the Rev. C. W. Gulick of Dumont, 
the only two surviving former pastors of "The North Re- 
formed Church at Schraalenburgh " (now Dumont) who 
preached in that church last Sunday, September 12th, 1920, 
upon the observance of the 120th anniversary of the building 
of this fine, old brown stone edifice, which, so far as exterior 
appearance is concerned, is reputed to be the finest example extant 
in this part of the country of the handiwork of the early Dutch 
settlers. 

Large audiences filled the church both morning and even- 
ing, many former friends and members of the church coming 
great distances to be present and to renew their touch with 
the old religious and social associations of the church. 

Zest was added to both services by the excellent work of 
the church choir and to the morning service by the singing of 
Miss Anna Cotton, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Cotton. 

In concluding his discourse on the history of the church, 
the Rev. Mr. Gulick expressed the hope that a church so 
closely related to the life of the community from the early 
days might become in fact the community church. 

An unexpected treat not on the program, was the presence 
at the evening service of President W. H. S. Demarest of 
Rutgers College, whose father and grandfather before him 
were members of the Old North Church, and who also had 
personal recollection of attending services there with his 
father. 

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"Old Schraalenburgh" Church 



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President Demarest's forbears lived in the locality now- 
known as Oradell, but then referred to as "the Flatts," a 
name still perpetuated in the old "Flatts road" in Haworth, 
and having application to the lowlands which are now partly 
occupied by the Hackensack Water Co. reservoir. He added 
a number of interesting details to the accounts of the old 
church given by the former pastors, particularly referring to 
the Demarest family which was represented among the early 
French Hugenot settlers near New Bridge. 

The pastor of the church at the time the present edifice 
was planned and built was J. V. C. Romeyn who served from 
1799 to 1833. The pastorates of his successors extended 
down to the present day as follows: 

Rev. JohnGarretson 1833-1836 

Rev. Michael Osborne 1837-1831 

Rev. Cornelius Blauvelt 1842-1858 

Rev. W. R. Gordon 1858-1880 

Rev. George Seibert 1880-1891 

Rev. George H. Cotton 1891-1905 

Rev. Charles Wyckoff Gulick 1906-1918 

Rev. J. S. Spring 1919 

With the following few outstanding events in the life of 
the old church in mind the subsequent details will be more 
readily understood : 

"The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Schraalen- 
burgh" was organized in 1724, its history being identified with 
the First Reformed Church of Hackensack from 1770 until as 
late as 1833. The first local church was erected in 1725 a few 
rods east of the present site of the "South Church" in Ber- 
genfield. Owing to a split in the congregation which had its 
beginning back in 1748 and which reached a culmination 
during the co-pastorates of Rev. Solomon Froeleigh and Rev. 
Warmodlus Kuypers in 1799, when the two sections of the 
congregation, which had been holding services on alternate 
Sundays because of their incompatibility, the adherents 
of Rev. Kuypers started a separate congregation under the 
name of the North Reformed Church at Schraalenbergh and 
erected the present building in 1800 and 1801 substantially 
as it is today excepting for an addition made to its length in 

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1859 when, during the pastorate of Rev. W. R. Gordon, a 
fiery preacher and a lover of debate, the church was too small 
to hold the congregations which gathered from miles around. 
In recounting the history of the North Church both speakers 
enlarged upon the following official records contained in a 
manual of information concerning the church, compiled by the 
Rev. W. R. Gordon and published by order of the consistory 
in 1861: 

"At a meeting of Mr. Romeyn's Consistory of Schraalen- 
bergh, on September 6th, 1800, the following preamble and 
resolution were passed: 

'"After having made repeated applications to Rev. Mr. 
Froeleigh for becoming partakers or sharers in the new church 
building at Schraalenbergh, and having offered to pay an 
equal half of the expense incurred in building, provided they 
might enjoy equal privileges with Mr. Froeleigh's congrega- 
tion, and having met with a refusal, finding themselves neces- 
sitated to commence the building of a new church, the old 
one being unfit for use. 

'"RESOLVED, That the congregation signify their wish 
relative to the site by signing; and that the place for which 
the majority sign, shall be the place on which the church shall 
stand. The consistory to call on all the subscribers to the 
(pastor's) call, between this and the 13th inst., at which time 
they will meet, count the votes, and determine.' 

"On the 13th, consistory assembled to count the votes. 
Ninety-one were given for the location at Schraalenbergh, 
at Isaac Kipp's, an fifty-nine for the Flatts, on Col. Nicholl's 
land. 

"On the Wednesday following the congregation met and 
adopted a paper, which embodied their plan for the building. 
The following are the main points in the plan: 

" '1. Specifies the spot on which to build. 

" '2. Dimensions to be sixty feet long, and fifty-two feet 
wide. 

" '3. Albert Bogert, Johannes Van Wagenen, Abraham 
Demarest, Nicausey Voorhees, to be trustees, to whom the 
title to the same shall be conveyed; to be by said trustees, 

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whenever required by the Consistory, conveyed to said Con- 
sistory and their successors in office. 

" '4, Those who voted for the spot chosen shall pay for 
the glebe. 

" '5. Six managers were chosen as a Building Committee, 
namely Jacob Quackenbush, Isaac Kipp, John Demarest, 
Nicausey Voorhees, Karl Debaun, Peter P. Demarest, and 
Johannes Blauvelt. 

" '6. Persons choosing to deliver at the spot any necessary 
materials, such materials to be placed to their credit same as 
money. Every sufficient load of stone, three shillings and 
sixpence allowed. For timber, current market-price, at any 
landing-place from Old Bridge to Hackensack. 

" '7. When the church shall be completed, seats to be 
sold to the highest bidder at public vendue.' 

"Upon this plan they went to work; and when the church 
was finished, the sum realized from the sale of pews proved 
sufficient to cancel the whole expense of the work, and also 
pay for one half of the new parsonage erected for their minister 
at Hackensack. 

"The structure, a substantial stone building with a lofty 
spire, was very creditable to the taste, zeal, and energy of the 
people. Upon the tablet they placed inscriptions significant 
of their desire and faith: 

" 'J aaght de vreede na met alien. Den Noorden Kerke 
te Schraalenbergh, Gebowd in het yaar 1801. AAn alle 
plattse daar Ik mynes nams Gedachtenisse Stichten Sal, Sal 
Ik tot u Komen ende sal u Segenen.' — Exod. 20:24. (Let 
peace come quickly upon all. — The North Church is Schraalen- 
bergh, built in the year 1801. In all places where I record 
my name, I will come unto thee and I will bless thee.)' 

"The new church having been occupied, and the old one 
abandoned, Mr. Froeleigh's people were notified in December, 
1801, that the books and other articles were taken out, for 
safe keeping, until a division of the property should be made. 

"Soon after, Mr. Froeleigh's people commenced taking 
down the old church, Mr. Romeyn's people asserted their 
rights, and notified them not to remove or sell the material; 

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but no notice was taken of the attempted prohibition, and 
the work of tearing down went on. The materials were dis- 
posed of by Mr. Froeleigh's people, and the whole of the pro- 
ceeds appropriated without recognizing the just rights of the 
joint owners. Mr. Romeyn's people, with great forbearance, 
allowed this to pass without litigation."— r/?e Saturday Re- 
view Sept, 18, 1920. 




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February 5, 1921. 

Death of Theophilus Glover 

N February 5, 1921, occurred the death of Mr. 

Theophilus N. Glover, a former president of this 

Society. Of Mr. Glover's death the Brooklyn 

Daily speaks as follows: 

"T. N. Glover, 73 years old, registrar of the Long 
Island College Hospital Medical School for many years, died 
at his residence, in Lincoln Park, N. J. on February 5, 1921, 
Mr. Glover was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on August 8, 1847 
the son of Henry and Henrietta Smith Glover. He was a 
direct descendent of Henry Glover, one of the founders of 
the New Haven Colony, and of Theophilus Nichols, one of 
the early settlers of Stratford, Conn. Mr. Glover was a 
teacher, and was in some way connected with schools all his 
lifetime, his last connection being at the Long Island College 
Hospital Medical School, where he served as faculty clerk 
and registrar from 1895 to 1915. He was much interested 
in historical research, was the third president of the Bergen 
County Historical Society, and was a member of the Long 
Island Historical Society and the Kings County Historical 
Society. He wrote and published several monographs on 
the history of Northern New Jersey during the days of the 
Revolution. He had a large collection of old pictures and 
maps of Brooklyn and old New York City. He was a mem- 
ber of Christ P. E. Church, Clinton and Harrison Streets, 
Brooklyn. He had lived in Brooklyn from 1908 until 1916, 
when he retired, and since then in Lincoln Park. The funeral 
services were held in Grace Church, Rutherford, N. J., on 
February 8, and the interment was in Hillside Cemetery 
there. Mr. Glover is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Chase 
Glover, who is an officer of the Pensa Club of Brooklyn. 

"Mr. T. N. Glover entered St. Lawrence University about 
1870 and studied in the Theological Department. He was 
graduated and became a minister (Universalist faith). He 
had parishes in Williston, Vermont, and in Michigan, Illinois 
and Pennsylvania. The work was not to his liking so he 
resigned from the Church body and went to teaching. 

"Mr. Glover was well known as an indefatigable investigator 
of documentary history, especially to that pertaining to Ber- 
gen County, New Jersey. Among the many articles written 
for us "The Retreat of '76 — across Bergen County" is a 
recognized classic. 

"Our collections have been enriched by his bequest of 
scrap-books, maps, and lantern slides on Washingtoniana." 

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THEOPHILUS GLOVER 



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February 11, 1921. 

Death of Burton H. AUbee 

N February eleventh, 1921, occurred the death of 
Mr. Burton H. Allbee, journaUst and lecturer 
at his late home in Paterson. He was survived 
by his wife and two sons. Mr. Allbee was secre- 
tary of the Bergen County Historical Society for 
for many years and was its fifth president. 

From Bergen County Mr. Allbee went to Paterson, where 
he was engaged in newspaper work. For a few years he had 
been in charge of the silk news department of Woman's Wear 
in New York City. Mr. Allbee was also a writer of stories on 
outdoor life and scout work. He was a member of Hacken- 
sack Valley Council No. 182, Junior O.U.A.M., and Pioneer 
Lodge No. 70, F. and A. M. both of Hackensack. 

Mr. Allbee was well known as a historical photographic 
artist, and for his illustrated lectures. His gift to the His- 
torical Society of a hundred of his photographs of Old Bergen 
County Houses includes many of those of the noted early 
Dutch Colonial Period which have since been destroyed. 
These pictures and Mr. Allbee's letter-press articles, have 
constituted him as the recognized authority in this department 
of our local history. Of most of these views we have the only 
negatives in existance. 



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BURTON H. ALLBEE 



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April 9, 1921. 

Fiftieth Anniversary of the City of 
Englewood 

NGLE WOOD'S Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration 
opened Saturday evening, April 9, 1921 with a 
meeting in the High School Auditorium, the large 
hall being crowded with the older residents of the 
city, and hundreds of their relatives and friends. 
It was essentially a reunion for the older residents. 

The stage, a mass of green relieved with hundreds of yellow 
daffodils in thick rows along the edge, never presented a more 
artistic appearance: both flowers and plants being the gift 
of some of Englewood's public spirited citizens. Seated 
upon the stage was Mayor David J. McKenna, Mrs. F. S. 
Bennett and Rev. Carl Hopkins Elmore. 

Mayor McKenna, in opening the meeting, congratulated 
the committee, headed by Douglas G. Thompson, on the 
painstaking work performed to make such a success of this 
first meeting of the anniversary series. The High School 
Orchestra then played a selection in its highly efficient and 
artistic manner, followed by the singing of the Star Spangled 
Banner, led by William Tierney. 

Mayor McKenna, in a few well-chosen words, welcomed 
the older residents and expressed his deep and abiding in- 
terest in the past, present and future of this beautiful city. 
It was on such occasions as this he really enjoyed being mayor. 
He hoped Englewood would go on and propser in the future 
as it had in the past, and pointed with pride to the magnificent 
school system of the city and the well-equipped buildings and 
teaching staff, as an example of the public spiritedness of 
the community. 

William Tierney then led the audience in the singing of 
old community songs, which were hugely enjoyed by old and 
young. It was an inspiring sight to witness the "old timers" 
leading in the singing of the songs familiar to them in their 
childhood and as popular now as then. 

Mayor McKenna introduced as the speaker of the evening 
Mrs. F. S. Bennett, a lady known to all of us, and one particu- 
larly qualified on the history of Englewood. 

Mrs. Bennett made a most interesting address, opening 
her story with a meeting of the Dutch authorities of New 
Amsterdam and the settlers of the first Jersey colony on the 
shores of the Hudson at Pavonia, or Paulus Hook, now Jer- 
sey City. Several land grants of the English king to early 

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colonists were recorded and the formation of North and 
South Jersey, and eventually the township of Bergen. Mrs. 
Bennett reviewed the early residents of this section of the 
township and then told of the formation of the township of 
Hackensack from Bergen and again the creation of Engle- 
wood township. She related the story of the meetings held 
in the old Van Brunt store to choose a name for the town, of 
the different names suggested and finally the suggestion by 
J, Wyman Jones of the name, Englewood, to represent the 
name of the oldest family here abouts and the character and 
nature of the scenery. 

Mrs. Bennett, in her search of the county records, ran across 
many unique entries in the minutes of meetings, showing 
human nature was much the same then as now. The names 
of the first township officers of Englewood are as follows: 

Township Committee — Albert J. Bogert, James Vander- 
beek, Sr., Samuel I. Demarest, John W. De Ronde, Peter R, 
Christie. 

Town Clerk — Francis W. Van Brunt. 

Assessor — Daniel G. Bogert. 

Collector — Cornelius A. Herring. 

Chosen Freeholder — Joseph W. Stagg. 

Overseer of the Poor — John J. Zabriskie. 

Commissioners of Appeal — Andrew D. Bogert, Cornelius 
Lydecker, Nathan T. Johnson. 

Justices of the Peace — Ira W. Hover, Hardy M. Banks. 

Surveyors of the Highways — Isaac J. Zabriskie. Wm. 
H. DeRonde. 

Constables — Henry A. Bogert, Sebastian Hubschmidt, 
Peter Van Wagoner, Cornelius A. Hearing, Daniel G. Bogert, 
John W. Dale, Charles W. Chamberlain. 

Pound Keepers— Henry Taylor, Jacob A. Demarest, John 
J. Zabriskie, Henry D. Van Brunt, Ira W. Hover. 

Selections by the Custom House Quartette, composed of 
William Tierney, John Middlekoop, Walter Campbell and 
Charles Tierney were much enjoyed by the audience who 
applauded and encored them repeatedly. 

Mayor McKenna spoke of the badges prepared by the 
committee for the older residents, ranging from those living 
here seventy years and over, down to forty-five and fifty. He 
showed samples of the badges from the stage, and the members 
of the committee and the city council passed among the aud- 
ience, pinning the badges of the different years on those who 
were entitled to receive them. This was the Honor Roll of 
the evening, and in truth a roll of all the old families of the 
neighborhood. The number of badges given out is as follows: 

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Nineteen gold, 70 years or over; 16 silver, 65 years or over; 
26 purple, 60 years or over; 191 blue, 55 years and over; 149 
red, fifty years or over; 97 between 40 and 50 years. 

During the distribution of the badges. Court L. Vanderbeek, 
an aged resident and a clerk in the Van Brunt store when the 
town was named, arose and gave a detailed story of the meet- 
ings which led up to the naming of the town. He said he wrote 
the name "Englewood" for the first time at this meeting. 

Due to the lateness of the hour, Rev. Carl Hopkins Elmore, 
who was down for a talk on "Englewood's Future," made 
only a few appropriate remarks. With the singing of "Auld 
Lang Syne, " by the audience and a selection by the High School 
Orchestra, the meeting adjourned. 

The form of religious worship arranged by the committee 
for the different denominations of the city was carried out in 
the churches Sunday morning. 

Special hymns had been written by two ladies of Engle- 
wood, and three prayers were read into the service, one for 
the public officials, another for the people, and the third a 
prayer of thanksgiving. The services were fraught with great- 
er solemnity than usual, and there was real thanksgiving in 
the hearts of those who have seen the city grow from a mere 
handful of homes to one of the most attractive and inviting 
of the larger residential cities in the metropolitan district. — 
Engkwood Press, April 16, 1921. 




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April 10, 1921. 

The Hackensack Hebrew Institute 

HE dedication exercises of the Hackensack He- 
brew Institute and the celebration of the opening 
of the doors of the institute located at State and 
Myers Street, Hackensack, shortly after 2 o'clock 
April 10, 1921, was marked as a glorious occasion 
by the thousands of persons comprising all religious de- 
nominations, including such prominent persons as Attorney 
General Thomas F. McCran, of the State of New Jersey 
County Judge John B. Zabriskie; Rabbis Lincoln and Witten- 
stein, Counselor Samuel Denson, President, A. Lebson and 
Charles Rosenberg, chairman of the building committee. 
The ceremonies began at the institute after the long pro- 
cession which paraded from the Odd Fellow 's Hall to Myer Street 
led by Police Chief Martin O 'Shea and a platoon of police, had 
come to a halt and gathered in front of the building. 

Charles Rosenberg, chairman of the building committee 
opened the ceremonies by extending an invitation of welcome 
to all and in an expression of gratitude to the throng. He then 
presented a gold key to President A. Lebson. 

Mr. Rosenberg acted as master of Ceremonies and intro- 
duced Attorney General Thomas F. McCran, of Paterson who 
delivered the principal address. 



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Report of Historic Sites and Events 
Committee 

N the evening of the 22nd of March 1780, a body 
of four hundred men, British and Germans, were 
said to have crossed the Hudson about 3 o'clock 
in the morning. They reached Hackensack, then 
a beautiful and rich village. No resistance was 
made. Not an American soldier was in the place. No one was 
there to withstand the barbarities that were committed. They 
broke into houses and loaded themselves with goods; made 
prisoners of all the male inhabitants they could lay hands on. 
and having completed their robbery they set fire to the Town 
House and two of the principal dwellings. 



Bergen County, May 14th, 1780. 

At a meeting of the Board of Justices and Freeholders of 
Bergen County, at Pumpton, at the house of Martin I. Ryerson. 
Agreeable to an act for altering the place for holding the Courts 
of Common Pleas and General Quarter Session of the peace in 
and for Sd, County and for Building a temporary Jail in Sd. 
County passed Trenton May 25th, 1780. 

Present were: Justices Abraham Ackerman, Jacob Ter- 
hune, Yoost Beam; Freeholders, William Christie, David Banta, 
David Terhune, Lawrence Ackerman, Andrew Hopper, Mar- 
tin F. Tyerson. 

Building of Ponds Jail And Court House. 

1st ly: — The Board agreed with Andrew Cole for the use of A 
piece of land, which he lately bought of Henry Van 
Allen on the East side of the road that leads from the 
Ponds Church up to the Rammepagh River and be- 
tween the Sd. Road and the Mill Pond, and a Sufficiency 
besides to make up an acre in the whole; on which they 
agreed to build the Sd. Jail. 

2d ly: — The board further agreed with Andrew Cole that after 
the County had done with Sd. building as a Jail and 
Court House, he should have the same for the use of the 

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acre of land while in possession of the County, excepting 
the Jail locks, bars, grates, and other Jail Irons, which 
are to belong to the County, and to be removed when 
the Building is given up to Cole. 

3d ly: — And appointed Stephen Bartolf and Yacobus S. Bogart 
managers for Sd. Building. 

4th ly: — The Board ordered the Sd. Jail to be built with 
square timber, and to be 30 feet long and 28 feet wide. 
From outside to outside 7 feet high from the lower 
floor to the upper floor and four feet high from the upper 
floor to eaves. That one half be petitioned off onto 2 
Jails, and the other half to be finished for the Jail keeper, 
and that the upper story of the Sd. Building be finished 
in a proper manner to hold the Court in. 

5th ly: — The board gave the Sd. managers liberty to use the 
Bars, Grates and Old Iron belonging to the jail at New 
Barbados and 

6th Z^;;— Ordered the County Collector to pay to the order of 
the Sd. managers any sum not exceeding two thousand 
five hundred pounds for erecting the Sd. Building. 

Per order of the Board, 

Hermanus Van Huyson, Clerk. 

Yoppo was only the County seat, at interim, but the court 
seems also to have been held in Pond's Reformed Church and 
in private houses in the vicinity. 

It is related that Noah Collington, a tory, was hung near 
the log jail at Yoppo. He had been indicted for murder and 
robbery in this county, and in attempting to escape in dis- 
guise across the Hudson River near Fort Lee, in order to get 
within the British lines, he was captured near that place 
and brought to the jail at Yoppo. 

We have been unable up to the present time, to locate the 
exact spot where this log jail stood. It, no doubt, was located 
quite near the Old Historic Pond's Church which is now located 
upon the same ground upon which the first church was built. 
It is therefore the recommendation of this committee that a 
Marker in Commemoration of this old jail be placed upon the 
church grounds and consequently commemorate the site of 
the old jail and of the Historic Pond's Church. 

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The Woman's Auxiliary have cooperated with your com- 
mittee and have been of great assistance making it feasible 
at this time to place a suitable memorial on the grounds of the 
Pond's Church as the following correspondence will show. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James M. Hackett, M. D., 

Chairman. 

Mr. T. a. Garrison, Oakland, N. J. 

My dear Mr. Garrison: — The Woman's Auxiliary of the Bergen County 
Historical Society is very anxious to mark in some fitting way, the site of 
the temporary Court House at Oakland, but have been unable to locate the 
exact site, so it has been suggested if it should meet with the approval of the 
Consistory of the Pond's Church, that as the site of the Court House could 
not be determined, to place a Marker on the grounds of the Church marking 
that as an historic landmark and locating the Court House in the close vic- 
inity of the Church. 

Will you kindly take the matter up with the Consistory asking their 
co-operation if they approve, and will you let me hear from you at your 
earliest convenience? 

Our Auxiliary has paid ten visits to your interesting Church and I think 
reverence for our old landmarks is growing. 
Respectfully, 

Alice H. Bogert, Chairman. 

Mrs. a. H. Bogert, 

Dear Madam: — In reply to your letter addressed to Mr. T. A. Garrison 

as a member of the Consistory of the Ponds Reformed Church, I would say 

that the Consistory is pleased to grant the request mentioned in that letter, 

I trust that the Bergen County Historical Society will continue to grow. 

as I, too wish to see interest in our old landmarks kept up. 

Sincerely, 

D. C. Bush, Clerk of Consistory. 



Annual Report of the Genealogical and 
Biographical Committee 

During the past year this committee has received three 
communications, one direct and two referred by the Curator. 
These were answered. 

Mrs. John Christie Ware, 

Chairman. 

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Report of Publication Committee 

^HE CHAIRMAN wishes to give as a report of the 
activities of his Committee, the compilation and 
pubUcation of the Eighteenth Annual Report, 
Number Thirteen, which has been mailed to every 
member of the Association. 

At a meeting held early in 1920, it was the sense of a major- 
ity of the Committee that no solicitation should be made for 
articles to be published in the Year Book. These articles 
must be offered voluntarily, and those persons submitting 
such contributions should consider it a privilege and an honor 
to have them published. As no articles have been submitted, 
and there being no business to transact, further meetings of 
the Committee have been unnecessary. 

In regard to the Book of Board of Freeholders, and the 
Orderly Book of the Jersey Brigade, both are in the hands of 
the printer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Byron G. Van Horne. 

Chairman. 




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Report of the Publicity Committee 

To The Officers and Members of the Bergen County Historical 
Society: 

URING the year that has just closed, your Pub- 
licity Committee has had printed in the news- 
papers of Bergen County an aggregate of 123 
newspaper columns of matter in connection with 
the activities of the Society. 

In addition to this, some slight assistance has been given 
to the Publication Committee in the preparation and distri- 
bution of reports and circulars appertaining to the work of 
the Society. The Chairman would respectfully recommend 
that during the coming year, a more aggressive publicity cam- 
paign be carried out laying special emphasis upon the objects 
for which the Society is organized and in which the coopera- 
tion of the general public is sought. 

The Chairman of the Committee desires to take this op- 
portunity of expressing his appreciation of the splendid support 
given to the Committee by the newspaper press of Bergen 
County. Generous space has been cheerfully accorded to 
the announcements and news stories sent out. Without this 
support, much of what has been accomplished could not have 
been done. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

J. W. Binder, 

Chairman. 




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Report of Committee on Topography, 
and Historical Geography. 

OUR Committee on Topography and Historical 
Geography during the year 1920-1921 begs to 
file its report in two sections, submitted herewith. 
Acknowledgement to Roscoe Parke McClave, County 
Engineer, and Reid Howell, member of the Board 
of Freeholders, is made for valuable assistance in collaboration. 

Topography 

Bergen County is bounded on the east by the Hudson 
River, on the north by the New York State line, on the west 
by the Passaic County line and on the south by the Passaic 
River and the Hudson County line. 

Extending along the eastern side are the Palisades fourteen 
miles long and with an average width of one mile. Their 
elevation above sea level at the southern end is two hundred 
forty feet and at the northern end five hundred fifty feet. 
Their prominent feature is a cliff on the east side fronting the 
Hudson, which is three hundred feet high and widely known 
for natural scenery. From the top of the mountain the west- 
ward slope is gradual. The next or second ridge is about four 
miles further west and running north and south is thirteen 
miles long to the New York State Line and in width from half 
a mile to two miles. The elevations are from tidewater at 
the lower end on the Hackensack River to a general elevation 
further north of one hundred seventy feet. Some of the 
principal towns along this ridge in their order named, 
from the southern end are Ridgefield, Bergenfield, Dumont, 
Haworth and Old Tappan. 

Between the first and second ridges is the Overpeck 
Creek Valey, running from tidewater at the lower end on 
the Hackensack River for four miles along the Overpeck 
Creek to about one hundred feet, stream elevation, at 
northern end. 

Continuing west, the next ridge of high ground is about 
seven miles from the Hudson River and has the same general 
direction of north and south. It has not the same regularity 
of form and width as the preceding ridges, being somewhat 
broken into parts. Its length is twenty miles from the south- 
ern end to the northern end of the County and width from 
one half a mile at the lower end to three miles in the middle 
and northern portions. The elevations are from one hundred 
feet at the lower end to four hundred eighty feet at the north- 
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ern end. Some of the principal towns on this ridge are North 
Ariington, Hackensack (the County seat), Delford, West- 
wood, Woodcliff and Park Ridge. 

Between the second and third ridge is the valley of the 
Hackensack River with tide water and navigation for seven 
miles to New Mil ford and with ascending ground from there 
to forty feet, stream elevation, at New York State Line. 

About thirteen miles west from the Hudson is the center 
of another ridge, also extending about north and south which 
is fifteen miles long and irregular in shape, being one mile 
wide at the lower end, where the County is narrower, and 
seven miles wide in the middle portion and three miles wide 
on the northern end at the New York State Line, and having 
an elevation in the lower end of one hundred and sixty-five 
feet and an average elevation over the middle and northern 
portions of from four hundred to seven hundred fifty-two 
feet. 

Between the third and fourth ridges is the valley of the 
Saddle River, from tidewater at the lower end on the Passaic 
River to three hundred feet, stream elevation, at the New 
York State Line. 

Between the fourth and fifth ridges is the valley of the 
Ramapo River with stream elevation of from two hundred to 
three hundred feet. 

The fifth and last ridge is the Ramapo Mountains with 
a general direction slightly east of north and along the summit 
of which runs the Passaic County Line. This ridge is about 
eighteen miles from the Hudson River, nine miles long and 
average width of two and one-half miles, wedge-shaped towards 
the South. Their elevation is from six hundred to one thou- 
sand one hundred seventy-one feet. Two natural lakes. Rotten 
Pond, at the elevation of five hundred fifty feet, is near the 
southern end, and Bear Pond, at elevation of seven hundred 
eighty, is near the north end. 

Historical Geography 

Bergen County embraces an area of 24,466 square miles, 
or an area of 156,581 acres, o^. which there are 142,504 acres 
of upland, 8,378 acres of tide marsh and 5,699 acres of water. 

This region is characterized by a rolling topography, a 
series of hills trending north and south, separated by valleys 
which have eroded from 150 to 300 feet below the level of the 
hilltops, the valley of the Hackensack inclosing uplands which 
are less than 300 feet high. 

The principal streams of this area are the Hackensack, 
the Overpeck, Saddle River and the Ramapo River, with the 
Hudson and Passaic on the eastern and western boundaries. 

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Its various topographic features are intimately dependent 
upon the geological structure. From north to south we have 
the Palisade Ridge, the Ridgefield Ridge, the Hackensack Ridge 
and the Chestnut Ridge, with the Ramapo Mountains in the 
North Westerly corner. The north and south ridges follow 
the trend of the Newark bed and are due to the harder and 
more resistant layers of sandstone and conglomerate. Along 
the Hackensack Valley the beds are more largely shale and the 
hills are somewhat lower. The massive, sharply marked ridge 
of the Palisades is due to the strongly resistant character 
of the trap-rock. The steeper eastward slope of the ridges as 
compared with the western— a feature frequently noted where 
the glacial drift is not too thick— is due to the general west- 
ward slant of the strata. 

The distance which Bergen County borders on Hudson is 
14.3 miles; the length of navigable streams for commercial 
purposes is : 

The Passaic to Wall Street, Garfield 7.00 miles 

" Hackensack to River Edge 9.47 

" Overpeck Creek to Bergen Turnpike 1.03 

" Hudson River 14.3 

There are some 1400 miles of highways. The length of the 
County roads is 242.5 miles. Most of the north and south 
roads follow either the valleys or keep along the crests of the 
ridges and are fairly level. The east and west roads cross the 
narrow steep-sided ridges and are very hilly. The number of 
bridges and culverts, including bridges maintained jointly by 
different counties, are 1517. The highest altitude is in the 
Ramapo Mountains in the extreme northwest corner of the 
County, 1171 feet above the main sea level. 

The first step in connection with the creation of Bergen 
County as an historical entity may be dated back to March, 
1664, when the Second Charles, King of England, bestowed 
upon his brother James "all of the lands lying within the sweep 
of a line drawn up the western bank of the Connecticut River 
from its source to the sources of the Hudson, thence west to 
the head of the Mohawk branch of the Hudson River, thence 
to the eastern side of the Delaware Bay and thence to the ocean. 
These lines corresponded with the outer boundary of the 
Dutch Republic. 

The second step, by royalty, was the sending over from 
England of a commission to take possesssion of this regally 
bestowed territory, to revoke their charters and assume the 
government of this and other territory claimed as the heritage 
of Charles 11, from the royal martyr, the first Charles. This 
Commission apparantly did not function. 

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The third step was in a time of profound peace between the 
Dutch and England; without notice of claim to the Dutch 
Republic, the sending of an armed force to take possession of 
the land. Bergen and its outer territory was part of the land 
seized. 

In 1668 Samuel Edsall, a prominent man in New Amster- 
dam, purchased 1872 acres in the southerly part of Hackensack 
Township. This land extended from the Hudson River to the 
Overpeck Creek, and the northerly boundary was within the 
present confines of Leonia, near Park Avenue. Apparently 
Edsall settled on this property immediately as much is said of 
his constructive work and of his prominence in local affairs.. 

The purchase of this land had an important bearing on 
the future life of the community as it established an English 
settlement among the Dutch along the Hackensack River. 

This section became known as the English neighborhood, 
and in some old records the Overpeck Creek, or Overpeck 's 
Creek, is referred to as the English Creek. 

The English neighborhood, made up as it was of Dutch and 
English settlers, was the scene of trying times prior to and 
during the Revolutionary war. Several times this section was 
laid waste by British and Hessian soldiers and marauders who 
came up from New York through Bergen. The English 
neighborhood road was the only thoroughfare leading northward 
to Closter Landing and was, therefore, of considerable mil- 
tary importance. 

One of the most tragic of these raids occurred at Closter 
on May 10, 1779, when men were carried away, women abused 
and buildings burned, the record ends with these words, 
"They (the marauders) were of Buskirk's Corps, some of 
our Closter and old Tappan neighbors." 

At these early dates the region known as Bergen comprised 
the present County and what is now Hudson County with 
undefined limits south and west, and from its accessibility 
Bergen County profited most in numbers, as is shown by the 
fact that in the first Assembly called by the Governor, May 
26, 1668, Bergen was allowed more so-called "Burgesses" 
than any of the other divisions of the Colony. 

In the year 1682 the Province of East Jersey was divided 
into four counties, Bergen being one of them. 

In 1765 (almost 100 years later), Bergen County's lines 
were exactly defined and embraced what is now Hudson County 
east of the Hackensack River and to the north of the Hudson, 
territory approximately its present limits 

Page Sixty-jour 



From the State records the procedure was somewhat as 
follows : 

For court purposes Bergen and the adjacent plantations 
were constituted a County November 13, 1673. 

Bergen County was one of the divisions of East Jersey 
made 1682, p. 229, and was divided into townships 1693, p 
323. 

From the final report of the State Geologist, Vol. 1, 1888, 
p. 44, we have the following: NORTHERN BOUNDARY 
BETWEEN NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK. 

The following is on record in the office of the Secretary of 
State of New Jersey, Book F 2 of Deeds, p. 435: 

"By His Excellency, Lewis Morris, Esq., Captain General and Governor 
in Chief of His Majesty's Province of New Jersey and Territories thereon 
depending in America, and Vice Admiral in the same, etc., 

"I do hereby certifv that some time in or about, as I believe, the year 
1685 or 1686, Colonel Thomas Dongan, then Governor of New York, with 
some of the Gentlemen of the Council of New York, and others, met with 
Gawen Lawrie, then Governor of New Jersey, and some of the Gentlemen 
of the Council of New Jersey, and others, at a place nigh which stood after- 
wards the house of Col. William Merret on the west side of Hudson's River 
where an observation was there made of the latitude and marked with a pen- 
knife on a beech tree standing by a small run or spring of water that run down. 
Sometime early in the beginning of the year, 1691. I went and remarked the 
said tree, but do not remember what was the latitude that was marked thereon. 
They went afterwards to a house to the southward of a place called Verd- 
rieting's Hook, and from thence southerly to a farmer's house to the north- 
ward of the Tappan meadow at the bottom of the Bay. I can not particu- 
larly remember whether observations were made at one or both of these 
places, but I was told they then did agree that the mouth of Tappan Creek 
should be the point of partition on Hudson's River, betw'een the province 
of New York and that of New Jersey. 

(Signed) Lewis Morris." 

The Boundary, however, remained unsettled for 3'ears 
thereafter, and seventy -eight years later from reports of the 
Commissioner's appointed to settle this boundary line, dated 
October 7, 1769, we quote the following: 

"We are further of opinion that the northern station at 
Hudson's River, being by the words of the said deed from the 
Duke of York, expressly limited to the latitude of 41 Deg., 
should be fixed in that latitude, which latitude we have caused 
to be taken in the best manner by the surveyors appointed 
by the Court, and which falls at a rock on the west side of 
Hudson's River, marked by the said surveyors, being 79 
chains and 27 links to the southward on a meridian from 
Sueydon's House, formerly Corbit's. 

"It is, therefore, the final determination of the Court that 
boundary or partition line between the said Colonies of New 

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York and New Jersey be a direct and straight line from the 
said Fork to the mouth of the River Mahackamack in tlie 
latitude of forty-one degrees, twenty-one minutes and thirty- 
seven seconds, to Hudson's River at the said rock, in the 
latitude of forty-one degrees as above described." 

Two of the commission having dissented from the fore- 
going the dispute as to the partition line between the two 
Colonies continued until four years later. Then we find, also 
in this record, via London, England, the following: 

"At the COURT OF ST. JAMES, the 1st DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 
1773. 

PRESENT 

"The King's Most Excellent Majesty, etc. 

"Whereas, etc. 

"An act for establishing the boundary or partition line between New 
Jersey and New York. 

"Whereas, etc. 

"And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, etc., the said 
Commissioners are hereby directed and required to mark the before mentioned 
rock on the west side of Hudson River, marked by the surveyors in the lati- 
tude of 41 deg. with a straight line throughout its surface, passing through 
the places marked by the surveyors and with the following words and figures 
to wit: Latitude 41 deg. north and on the south side thereof the words, 
New Jersey, and on the north side thereof the words, New York, and to 
mark every tree that may stand on the said line with five notches and a 
blaze on the northwest and southeast sides thereof, and to put up stone 
monuments at one mile distance from each other, along the said line, and to 
numlDer such monuments the number of miles the same shall be from the 
before mentioned rock on the west side of Hudson's River, and mark the words 
New Jersey, on the south side and the words, New York, on the north side 
of every of the said monuments." 

Finally, sixty- four years later, Passaic County was set off 
1837, p. 96; Hudson County was set off 1840, p. 65 and a 
part of Harrison Township, Hudson County, was added as 
Union township 1852, p. 43. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph P. Kinsley, Jr., 

Chairman. 




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Report of Committee on Revolutionary 
Soldier's Graves 

PON this committee's assuming office for the fiscal 
year of 1920-21, there was furnished to it the list 
of Revolutionary Soldiers Graves which appeared 
in the Society's last year book, pages 23 and 24. 
This list, in summary, comprises three graves in 
Hackensack, one in New Bridge, six in Closter, one in Ridge- 
wood, one in Areola, six in Bergenfield and one in Demarest. 
It has been the purpose of the committee to extend this list 
if possible. To this end the committee has visited and care- 
fully examined the cemeteries at Saddle River, Paramus, 
Ridgefield, Bergenfield and Dumont as well as some of the 
private burying-grounds, and, at most of these places, has 
interviewed the caretakers or the pastors of the churches. 
In most of these places, also, the pastors of the respective 
churches have complied with the request of the committee 
to give notice at a public service urging any members of the 
congregation who have knowledge of a soldier's grave to 
communicate such knowledge to the committee. The fact 
that these efforts have been entirely unproductive would 
seem to indicate that the work of the previous committees 
had been as thoroughly done as possible in this direction. 

This committee like its predecessors, has been handicapped 
by the fact that in the case of no cemetery examined have any- 
thing approaching complete records of interments been kept, 
and this applies particularly to interments of a century ago. 
The committee has been able to obtain through the sug- 
gestions of our curator and the kindness of Mr. R. T. Wilson 
of Ridgewood, more or less complete records of some forty 
names not previously in the possession of the Society. These 
with the names previously obtained have been alphabetically en- 
tered in a roster which has been devised to record all the informa- 
tion obtained or obtainable in each individual case, if the plan 
thus begun is followed out. We have now a register of sixty 
or sixty-five names and our record ought soon to be complete. 
The committee does not understand why its activities 
should be limited to recording graves of veterans of the Ameri- 
can Revolution only. Even now it is quite as difficult to 
locate the resting-places of veterans of 1812 and the Mexican 
War. The Committee urges that its scope be extended to 
include at least these two additional classes, since otherwise 
all record of them will be hopelessly lost. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chas. F. Adams, Chairman. 

Page Sixty-seven 




Report of the Women's Auxiliary 

T THE first meeting this year of the Woman's 
Auxiliary of the Bergen County Historical So- 
ciety it was decided that our interest would be 
greater if we set some task for accomplishment, 
so we decided on these three: to mark the site of 
the temporary court house at Yaughpaw, to mark the site 
of the Huguenot cemetery on the Hackensack opposite River 
Edge, and to commemorate the great Chief Oritan of the 
Hackensacks by securing a picture of an idealized Indian 
head and hanging it in the Museum with a plate telling of the 
achievements of this interesting character. It all sounded 
very fine and not at all difficult until we actually tried to do 
it! The site of the Court House has proved most elusive, 
and failing in locating the exact site, another solution of the 
problem has been decided upon, which you have heard in 
the report of the Chairman of the Historic Sites Committee, 
with which committee we co-operated. The Cemetery is 
there and easily found, but a sign-maker was not; however 
progress has been made toward securing a boulder to mark 
its location, so we hope the old landmark will not be long 
without some sign to show its presence. But the Indian! 
Your Chairman went to New York with "Indian" at the 
head of her list, feeling it only necessary to visit the first art 
shop and return triumphant with data regarding size, price, 
etc. to her committee, but as "Lo." the poor Indian has be- 
come the rich oil magnate burning up the miles in his Rolls 
Royce, his popularity for decorating our walls has also waned ! 
And as yet no suitable picture has been found, but it seems 
quite appropriate to say we are following several trails to 
find one. 

Despite the failure to accomplish our aims, we feel some 
of the aims of our Society have been lived up to in the added 
interest in the historic possessions of our dear old Bergen 
County and those near by. 

On June third a goodly number motored to Old Tappan, 
visiting the old Prison House of Andre and the monument to 
his memory. In the same month Miss Demarest of Teaneck 
opened her beautiful house which is over two hundred years, 
old, filled with interesting reminders of the days that are past. 
While there, Mrs. Westervelt gave us one of "her talks on old 
Delft china, beautifully illustrated by that in Miss Demarest's 
possession. From there a visit was paid to the Baron Steuben 
nouse which, in spite of its fall from its past estate, has many 
interesting features still to be seen. The trip ended at the 

Page Sixty-eight 



home of the chairman where hanging in the dining room is a 
quaint old water color of Andrew Zabriskie, who purchased 
the old Steuben house from the Baron, who does not seem to 
have cared to become a landed proprietor here. 

In July an all day expedition was organized to find the 
Temporary Court House and to visit the Ponds Church. 
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Rambaut hospitably invited the 
party to picnic on the shores of their lake on their farm near 
Wyckoff. Their house is one of the old stone houses of an 
early date. There is seen the remains of an old mill wheel 
from the mill which was said to have been used at the close of 
the Civil War. Tradition is that the water power here was 
used in making munitions for the Revolution. A day de- 
lightfully spent, but the site of that Court House still hidden 
in the past! The Ponds Church well repays a visit. 

In August was the banner day of our motor trips, for on 
that day we were invited to the Hermitage by Mrs. Frances 
L. Wandell. Thirty members of our organization enjoyed 
her generous hospitality, which not only meant dainty refresh- 
ments charmingly served by the hostesses of the Hermitage, 
but special privileges in wandering through the charming 
house, rich in beautiful antiques and its atmosphere of his- 
toric romance, even to the room where the irresistable Ronnie 
Burr wooed the Widow Prevost. 

During October another trip was taken in our quest for 
that Court House site. This trip brought us a wee bit nearer 
to finding it, we hope. It brought to us a deeper appreciation 
of this beauty spot of our County in its Autumn coloring. 

In March a trip was taken to New York, so closely con- 
nected with us in historic association. St. Paul's chapel, 
the governor's room in the City Hall, Trinity Church were 
visited in the morning; lunch at Fraunces Tavern, then a 
real exploring in search for old St. Patrick's Cathedral with 
its so-called catacombs, which was found at the end of a walk 
through Mott Street, which gave plenty of local color, also 
odors. From here to old St. Marks on the Bouwrie, where 
quiet dignity mingled with historic charm and the beautiful 
Tiffany window to Peter Stuyvesant, who is buried in the 
church yard, will linger as a wonderful memory keepsake. 

Other meetings held in the museum have been rich in 
interest in their discussions of old furniture, old china, and 
lately a talk on the Jersey Dutch language, with the object 
of preserving the folk-lore of old Bergen. Your chairman is 
indebted to Miss Mabon for these translations which follow: 

Page Sixly-uiue 



Trip er trop a trontjes. 

(No English equivalent, simply weaving the child back and 
forth). 

Varkers en der boentjes. 
(Pigs are in the beans) 

Kootchers en der claaver. 
(Cows are in the clover.) 

Paagers en der horver. 
(Horses in the hay) 

Colifeys en der longer gras. 
(Calves in the long grass). 

Aintchers en et water plas. 
(Ducks in the water pond.) 

Ekwas dat mine macker {or younnercher) 
(I wish that my little girl or little boy) 

So grote was. 
(Was so big.) 

When singing the last line, the child was lifted in the air. 
Of course, pen and ink cannot convey any idea of the sing- 
song inflection of the voice in this or the other rhymes. 

Tee rautches, tee rautches 
(No English equivalent) 

Banter loped en skaupe 
(Outside walks a sheep) 

Hai het feer wetter vootchers 
(He has four white feet) 

Hai ghaifed zen malaker zoochers 
(He gives his milk softly) 

Hai het zekker wetter wool 
(He has such white wool) 

Hai ghaifed an ammercher over vull 
(He gives a pail full to overflowing.) 

Banter — very nasal 

Hai — pronounced "hay" also nasal 

Page Seventy 



Ghaifed—aW letters pronounced. 

Schlaup puppercher schlaup, 
How your okies too 
Sauvents zall yer 
Malaker drenker 
Von (van) de bunter koo. 

Sleep baby sleep 

Keep your little eyes shut, 

Evening you shall have 

Some milk 

From the calico cow. 

Santa Claus, good helig mon 
(Santa Claus, good holy man) 

Trok your bas on tabbard an 
(Put your handsomest mantle on) 

Ray der may van Amsterdam 
(Ride to me from Amsterdam) 

Van Amsterdam van Spanje (Spanjer) 
(From Amsterdam to Spain) 

Von appelyer von er onyer 
(Bring me apples and oranges) 

Von appelyer von kenorder 
Der roller deet estroyer 
Osker neet en jaak besiroyer 
Ho der ballaker, up der hoyer 
Deep eklaudeck and so elaudeck 
Und koo emoylyer. 
(A handsome cow) 



SSr andl^a^" .^L^sTofned tS'Srs, a U.ndness that 

''STtteleTeeUngs wfth their interest in the intimate ,x;s- 

sesion^nrp^wes^^^^^ 

vanished hand and ^ear the souna oi l characteristics 

?^aTbu^dTd\r;dl''thXntt,ons°|thf land we .ove? 
that Respecttully subnutted 



Alice H. Bogert, Chairman. 

Page Seventy-one 




Report of Camp Merritt Memorial 
Committee 

To The Members Of The Bergen County Historical Society: 

OUR Committee desire to report splendid progress 
during the past year. 

As you know, a bill was passed by the State Legis- 
lature, confirmed by the Senate and approved 
by the Governor, voting $50,000 to the Camp 
Merritt Memorial Association. 

During the recent session of the Legislature, an effort 
was made to have the amount voted, included in the appro- 
priation bill, after many consultations it was decided to ask 
the appropriation committee to include $25,000 in this year's 
appropriation, and in consequence during the month of March, 
a committee consisting of: — Major Landon, Dr. Van Horn, 
Mayor McKenna of Englewood, Mr. LeRoy Pitkin of Engle- 
wood, Mr. W. H. Roberts attended a hearing before the ap- 
propriation committee at Trenton, and with the assistance 
of Senator Whitney and Assemblyman Glover, who were on 
the committee, we were splendidly received, given an oppor- 
tunity of urging the amount wanted, and were assured that 
the committee would make every effort to have the $25,000 
included in the bill to be presented to the Legislature for ap- 
proval. This was done, the bill passed both houses and was 
approved by the Governor. We therefore have $25,000 
available at once. 

We also have $20,000 available which has been appropri- 
ated by the Board of Freeholders. 

The financial condition of the Association is now approxim- 
ately as follows: 

Available from the State $25,000.00 

Froni the Board of Freeholders 20,000.00 

Received from Camp Merritt OfTficers 

and men 7,500.00 

From Municipalities 89L00 

From Private Subscriptions 2,008.63 

From Private Subscriptions (Pledges) . . 1,582.50 



Making a total of $56,982.13 

Less — expenditures to date by the Ass'n. 782.60 

Balance Available $56,199.53 
Page Seventy-two 



There is hardly any doubt but what the remaining $25,000 
can be included in the 1921-1922 appropriation, which would 
give us about $80,000. 

Your Committee also report that the property to be ac- 
quired at Camp Merritt has presented many little difficulties 
by reason of the complicated titles, but these are now in 
process of being adjusted and the Executive Committee of 
the Camp Merritt Memorial Association have delegated 
authority to Judge F. W. Mattocks to have the title perfected, 
and if necessary, acquire one little section by condemnation 
proceedings. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. H. Roberts, 
Hackensack, N. J. Chairman. 

April 16, 1921. 







Page Seventy-three 




Report of Nominating Committee 

Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen: 

HE Nominating Committee appointed by the Ex- 
ecutive Committee as provided by our Constitu- 
tion and By-laws met on March 3, 1921, and per- 
formed the duties assigned to it. In doing this, 
the Committee took special pains to study the 
the membership roster of the Society so as to secure material 
for a suggested ticket which would be satisfactory both from 
the standpoint of its personnel and its geographical distribu- 
tion. The Committee beheves that the ticket which it re- 
spectively begs to submit will meet both of these requirements. 

I, as its Chairman, therefore, beg to submit the following 
nominations : 

Reid Howell, Rutherford, President, 
William H. Roberts, Closter, Vice-President, 
William O. Allison, Englewood, Vice-President, 
William P. Eager, Hackensack, Vice-President, 
Mrs. P. Christie Terhune, Hackensack, Vice-President, 
Robert J. G. Wood, Leonia, Vice-President, 
John G. Demarest, Oradell, Vice-President, 
John Y. Dater, Ramsey, Vice-President, 
Carl M. Vail, Ridgewood, Vice-President, 
William J. Morrison, Jr., Ridgefield Park, Vice-President, 
Peter A. Kuhn, Lyndhurst, Vice-President, 
James E. Demarest, Westwood, Vice-Preisdent, 
George C. Felter, Jr., Bogota, Vice-President, 
Theodore Romaine, Hackensack, Secretary, 
James W. Mercer, Hackensack, Treasurer, 
Mrs. F. A. Westervelt, Hackensack, Curator. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. W. Binder, 

Chairman. 
Page Seventy-jour 




The New President 

EID HOWELL, in accepting the nomination as 
President of the Society, spoke in part as follows: 
"You have conferred a great honor on me by 
making me President of the Bergen County His- 
torical Society. I think I fully realize how one 
must feel, who, though he may be in the right church, is taken 
forward, down the long aisle, and seated conspicuously in the 
wrong pew. Let me remind you that Shakespeare, with his 
keen sense of the fitness of things, placed the witches in "Mac- 
beth" and gave us "Puck" in a "Midsummer-Night's Dream." 
Shakespeare never would have nominated me for the presi- 
dency of this Historical Society. 

"Were my name Bogert, or Wagenen, or Van Home, or 
Westervelt, or Demarest, or Voorhis, or Quackenbush, or 
DeBaun, or Blauvelt ; or were I a member of any one of the 
families of Bergen County's early settlers, then it might be 
different. Or were this happening to me in my village where 
in 1876 my fathers, as united Empire Royalists, hewed out a 
home in the wilderness, or in Hackettstown, New Jersey, 
from whence they migrated, or in Southhampton, Long Is- 
land, where my parent stock founded the first "English" 
settlement, and organized the first municipal government in 
the State of New York, then also it might be different and 
Historical Society traditions rightly observed. 

"However, it will afford me great pleasure to render any 
service here that I may. 

"And as to my purposes as your new president what is to 
be said. You have placed a great obligation on me. It shall 
be my hope to observe and continue the standards of progress 
which have been so patiently and carefully and securely es- 
tablished. I am not committed to any new program. I 
bring you no new creed or dogma for conducting the affairs 
of this Society. I have no desire to out-distance any of my 
predecessors if that were possible, nor yet to set a pace, which 
may not be easily kept up by those who follow mc. In all 
of which I invite your cooperation. 

"In conclusion, let me say that I am pleased to note the 
assistance of the Women's Auxiliary already secured to us. 
It will be a great pleasure to have their cooperation. 

" 'There's not a place on earth or heaven, 
There's not a task to mankind given, 
There's not a blessing or a woe, 
There's not a whispered "Yes" or "No", 
There's not a life or death or birth, 
That has a feather's weight of worth 
Without a woman in it." 

Page Seventy-five 



Values of Crops and Livestock 

The Approximate Values of the Principal Bergen County 
Crops and Livestocks at the present time are as follows : 

Sweet Corn — Acreage: 300,000 acres annually; 

Value: $75,000 to $100,000 annually. 

Market Tomatoes — Acreage: 1,000 acres annually; 
Value: $500,000. 

Miscellaneous Vegetables — Acreage: 1,000 acres annually 

Value: $300,000. 

Lettuce and Celery — Acreage : 200 to 400 acres annually 
Value $100,000. 

Home Gardens — Acreage: 4,000 gardens; 

Value: $40,000 to $75,000. 

Tree Fruits in Bearing — Acreage : 500 acres. 

Value : $200,000. 

Small Fruits — Acreage : 200 acres annually. 
Value: $100,000. 

PowZ/r^'— Value of stock, equipment and products : $1,400,000 

Dairy—Yalue of stock, equipment and products: $200,000. 

Reid Howell, 

Chairman. 



Page Seventy-six 



Members 



A 

Abbott, John C 50 Lemoine Ave., Fort Lee, N. J. 

Achilles, Frank Demarest, N. J. 

ACKERMAN, David D Durie Ave., Closter, N. J. 

ACKERMAN, Wm. H Allendale, N. J. 

AcKERMAN, George G 283 Union Hackensack, N. J. 

Augur, C. L Ridgewood, N.J. 

AcKERSON, Garret G ISlSummit Ave., Hackensack, N.J. 

Adams, Mrs. Charles F 259 Union St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Adams, Dr. Charles F 259 Union St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Adams, R. A Paterson Ave., Saddle River, N. J. 

Agrati, Guy J 160 Glenwood Ave., Leonia, N. J. 

Albers, Mrs. W. F River Edge, N. J. 

Albers, Wm. F River Edge, N. J. 

Allen, Chas. K 81 Fairmount Rd., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Ammerman, Wm. W Lodi, N. J. (Docoaccd) 

Allison, John B Englewood. N.J. 

Allison, Wm. O Englewood Cliffs, Englewood, N. J. 

Altschuler, Rex B 287 Hamilton PL, Hackensack, N. J. 

Anderson, Miss Cornelia H 360 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Armstrong. Victor C 373 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N.J. 

ASHFIELD, Alfred E 55 Union St., Ridgewood, N. J. 

B 

Balze, Fred D : 200 Christie St., Leonia, N. J 

Balze, Paul 199 Christie St., Leonia, N. J 

Banta, Harry V 125 Meyer St., Hackensack, N.J 

Banta, Vreeland Ridgefield, N. J 

Banta, John W 18 Montrose Ave., Jersey City, N.J 

Barclay, (Mrs. J. C.) Ackerman, Marie 364 State St., Hackensack, N. J 

Bates, Chas. J Highwood, N. J 

Batten, Reeves D 264 Oriental PL, Lyndhurst, N. J 

Batten, Mrs. Reeves D 264 Oriental PL, Lyndhurst, N. J 

Beck, Wm 40 Dean St., Englewood, N. J 

Bellis, John W Oradell Ave., Oradell, N. J 

Bellis, Mrs. John W Oradell, N. J 

Bellis, D Oradell Ave., Oradell, N. J 

Bellis, Miss Lida S Oradell, N. J 

Bellis, Miss Anna Oradell, N. J 

Bellis, Maria A Oradell, N. J. f Deceased 

Bennett, Eugene C North Hackendack, N. J 

Bennett, Mrs. Harry Teaneck, N. J 

Bennett, Harry Teaneck. N. J 

Benson, Miss Jessis 118 Engle St., Englewood, N. J 

Berdan, Mrs. John G R.F.D. 2 P.O) (Westwood) Saddle River, N. J 

Bernstein, Mrs. L. P Hasbrouck Heights, N. J 

Berry, Henry A 292 West Anderson St., Hackensack, N. J 

Binder, J. W Lookout Ave., Hackensack, N. J 

Bird, E. K 351 Central Ave., Hackensack, N. J 

Blake, Henry W Cedar St., Englewood, N. J 

Blauvelt, H. H Ridgewood, N. J 

Bl.\uvelt, Mrs. Elmer (Margaret D) Oradell, N. J 

Blauvelt, Elmer Oradell, N. J 

Blauvelt, Miss Effie Essex St., Hackensack, N. J 

Blauvelt, William D 375 First St., Hackensack. N. J 

Bloom, Alfred 426 Park St., Hackensack, N. J 

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Board, Frederick Z 200 W. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, N. I. 

BoETTGER, Mrs. Theo Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N.J. 

BoETTGER, Theo Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Bogert, Chas. a Slocum Ave., Englewood, N. J. 

BOGERT, Clarence A Demarest, N. J. 

Bogert, Mrs. Cornelius V. R River Rd., Bogota, N. J. 

BoGERT, Cornelius V. R River Rd., Bogota, N. J. 

Bogert, Mrs. Catherine V. R 195 River Rd., Bogota, N. J. 

Bogert, Miss Emma L 195 River Rd., Bogota, N. J. 

Bogert, Daniel G 71 Tenafly Rd., Englewood, N. J. 

Bogert, Albert D Oradell, N. J. 

Bogert, Mrs. A. Z River Edge, N. J. 

Bogert, A. Z River Edge, N. J. 

Bogert, Mrs. Henry Myers 517 Summit Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Bogert, Henry Myers 517 Summit Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Bogert, Herbert Closter, N. J. 

Bogert, John V 37 Dean St., Englewood, N. J. 

Bogert, Mrs. John W 299 State St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Bogert, Matt J '..... Demarest, N. J. 

Bogert, Stephen H 133 Slocum Ave., Englewood, N. J. 

BORG, Mrs. John 282 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Borg, John 282 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Bogert, Virgil Demarest, N. J. 

Boyd, John T., Jr., 2020 O Street, Washington, D. C. 

Brewster, Fred C Ridgefield Park, N. J. 

Brannen, Jesse E Westwood, N. J. 

Bradfield, Geo. K 266 Summit Ave, Hackensack, N. J. 

Brown, Matthews Prospect Ave., Oradell, N. J. 

Brown, Mrs. Matthews Prospect Ave., Oradell, N. J. 

Brewster, George M 324 Union St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Brickell, Mrs. Thomas Edgar Westwood, N. J. 

Brinkerhoff, Cornelius V 309 Union St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Brinkerhoff, Mrs. George Algea 360 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Brinkman, Dr. M. R 314 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Bretton, W. R 23 State St., East Orange, N. J. 

Brohel, Joseph A 359 West Anderson St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Brown, Mrs. Chauncey W River Edge, N. J. 

Brower, C. W 301 Union St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Brush, T. Howard 210 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

BuCKELEW, J. R Denville, N. J. 

BuDKE, George H 561 West 175th St., New York City 

BuFFETT, Mrs. Harriett Andrus 27 Lin wood Ave., Bogota, N. J. 

BuFFETT, Benjamin R 37 Linwood Ave., Bogota, N. J. 

BuRDETT, W. P 70 Meyer St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Butler, Prof. B. T 186 Crescent Ave., Leonia, N. J. 

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Calkins, H., Jr Stevens Ave., Ridgewood, N. J 

Cameron, A. J Maple Ave., Ridgewood, N. J 

Campbell, Hon. Luther A 254 Union St., Hackensack, N. J 

Campora, Louis Northvale 

Caster, A. E 155 Home Ave., Rutherford, N. J 

Cane, F. W 147 River Rd., Bogota, N. J 

Cannon, Mrs. H. B Hackensack, N. J 

Cannon, H. B Hackensack, N. J 

Casey, Christopher E 50 CHnton PL, Hackensack, N. J 

Chapman, Chas. S 10 Hillside Ave., Ridgewood, N. J 

Christie, Mrs. J. D Oradell, N. J 

Christie, Walter Bergenfield, N. J 

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Christie, Andrew A 116 Archard Ave., Leonia, N. J. 

Christie, J. Elmer Nyack, N. Y. 

Christie, Percy M 86 John St., Englewood, N. J. 

Clarendon, James P 291 State St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Clarke, Stanley E Knickerbocker Rd., Tenafly, N. J. 

Clark, Miss Anna B 107 Dwight PI., Englewood, N. J. 

Clark, Chas. Sydney lOb Ames Ave., Leonia, N. J. 

Clark, Watson G Surpentine Rd., Tenafly, N. J. 

Clough, Clarence A Closter, N. J. 

CoE, Mrs. A. C 398 Main St., Hackensack, N J. 

Conklin, Mrs. Chas. S 133 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

CONKLIN, Chas. S 133 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Conkling, Cook 35 Ames Ave., Rutherford, N. J. 

CoNKLiN, Louis R 185 Monte Vista Ave., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Conklin, William Elmore Ave., Englewood, N. J. 

CoE, William M 68 Demarest Ave., Englewood, N. J. 

Conrad, Dr. E. K Hospital Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Contant, John M 197 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Cooper, Wm. T 67 W. Pierepont Ave., Rutherford, N. J. 

Cooper, Mrs. Wm T 67 W. Pierepont Ave., Rutherford, N. J. 

Cory, Mrs. Catherine 181 Waverly PL, New York City 

Casse, E. F 128 16th Ave., Paterson, N. J. 

Costner, Richard W Closter, N. J. 

Crankshaw, Alfred H 281 Livingston Ave., Lyndhurst, N. J. 

Crankshaw, Mrs. Alfred H Lyndhurst, N. J. 

Cromelin, Mrs. Paul H 400 River St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Cronk, Mrs. John H 556 Valley Ave., Maplewood, N. J. 

Cronk, John H 556 Valley Ave., Maplewood, N. J. 

Crum, Mrs. F. H River Edge, N. J. 

CuNNEELY. Rev. J. J 34 Maple Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Curtis, Charles 28 Essex St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Curtis, Mrs. F. M Harrington Park, N. J. 

Curtis, F. M Harrington Park, N. J. 

Currier, Everett F Ridgefield, N. J. 

Curtis, Grove D 512 East 58th St., New YorkCitv. 

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D.\LRYMPLE, C. M 242 Union St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Dater, John Y Ramsey, N. J. 

Day, Miss Sarah J Woodland Ave., Englewood, N. J. 

Deacon, Edward Malcolm Demarest, N. J. 

DeBaun, a 78 Main Street, Hackensack, N. J. 

DeBaun, Mrs. A 78 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

DeBaun, John Frank Ramsey. N. J. 

Decker, Mrs. A. N 145 Passaic Ave., Rutherford, N. J. 

Demarest, Abram Closter, N. J. 

Demarest, Daniel E Oradell, N. J. 

Demarest, Daniel I Oradell, N. J. 

Demarest, Miss Elenore E 25 Linden St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Demarest Clayton 368 Union St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Demarest, Mrs. Clayton 368 Union St. Hackensack, N. J. 

Demarest, Isaac D Oradell Ave., Oradell, N. J. 

Demarest, Mrs. Isaac D Oradell Ave., Oradell, N. J. 

Demarest, Jacob E Liberty Rd., Englewood, N. J. 

Demarest, James E Fairview & Westwood Aves., Westwood, N. J. 

Demarest, John G Grove St., Oradell. N. J. 

Demarest, John J Closter, N . . J. 

Demarest, J. Z Closter, N. J. 

Demarest, Mrs. J. Z Closter. N. J. 

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Demarest, Hon. Milton Hackensack, N. J. (Deceased) 

Demarest, Miss Saretta Teaneck Rd., Teaneck, N. J. 

DeRonde, Mrs. Abram 74 Maple St., Englewood, N. J. 

DeRonde, Philip Englewood, N. J. 

Dewsnap, William Allendale, N. J. 

Dewsnap, Mrs. William Allendale, N. J. 

Diaz, Jose M 381 Central Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

DiEDRiCH, Alfred Liden Ave., Ridgefield, N. J. 

DOMINICK, Milnor B 123 Burton Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, N. J. 

Donaldson, John A. W 49 Grand Ave., Ridgefield Park, N. J. 

DOREMUS, Leslie S 50 Essex St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Doremus, William S Hackensack, N. J. (County Clerk's Office) 

DoREMus, Hon. Cornelius. . . .200 West Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, N. J. 
Duncan, Maj. Genl. George B. ..Fort George Wright, Spokane, Wash. 

Duffy, Joseph A Maywood Ave., Maywood, N. J. 

Duryea, Peter S Jones Rd., Englewood, N. J. 

Duval, Carroll P 235 Paulin Blvd., Leonia, N. J. 

Duval, Mrs. Florence M Paulin Blvd., Leonia, N. J. 

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Eager, Mrs. W. P 13 Camden St., Hackensack, N. J 

Eager, Wm. P 13 Camden St., Hackensack, N. J 

Earle, Mrs. Hope D 14 Randolph PL, Ridgewood, N. J 

Earle, Edwin 14 Randolph PL, Ridgewood, N. J 

Eckerson, Mrs. T. Henry 345 Main St., Hackensack, N. J 

EcKERSON, T. Henry 345 Main St., Hackensack, N. J 

EcK, William J 159 Clinton PL, Hackensack, N. J 

EcKERT, George M Saddle River Rd., Saddle River, N. J 

Edwards Dr. George L 108 Larch Ave., Bogota, N. J 

EiCHOFF, OsMER W 280 Clinton St., Hackensack, N. J 

Emanuel, J. H. , Jr Woodland Ave., Englewood, N. J 

Engelke, Adoplh L 157 W. Palisade Ave., Englewood, N. J 

Englehart, Chas Ridgefield, N. J 

Esler, J. G Saddle River, N. J 

ESLER.LOLA W Saddle River, N. J 

Ettl, John 115 Kingsley St. Leonia, N. J 

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Fake, Hon. Guy L 20 Park Ave., Rutherford, N. J. 

Felter, George C. Jr., Larch Ave. Bogota, N. J. 

Ferber.FredD Elm Ave., Hackensack, N.J. 

Felter, Mrs. George C 66 Larch Ave., Bogota, N. J. 

Fisher, Chas. A 57 Maple Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Fisher, Frederick F 290 Clinton PL, Hackensack, N. J. 

Fiss, Robert L 615 Valley Brook Ave., Lyndhurst, N. J. 

Field, Edmund E. Jr., Terrace Ave. ,Harbrouck Heights, N.J. 

Field, Mrs. Alice Zabriskie . .333 Springfield Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, N. J. 

Finke, Mrs. George. W 237 State St., Hackensack, N. J. 

FiNKE, Dr. George W 237 State St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Fisher, Miss Magdalene E 253 Park St., Hackensack. N. J. 

Flagg, Frank S 318 Henry St., Hasbrouck Heights, N. J. 

Foster, Mrs. W. Edward 336 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N.J. 

Foster, W. Edward 336 Prospect Ave., Hackensach, N. J. 

Foster, Hon. E. Howard Englewood, N. J. 

Foster, Katherine Bergenfield, N. J, 

Fountain, Chas. S 194 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Fox, Jack I Dumont, N. J. 

Frank, Dr. A 73 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Freeland, Dr. Frank, 281 State St., Hackensack, N. J. 

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Gemmer, Miss Helena Teaneck Rd., Teaneck, N. J 

Gerow, Mrs. Emma Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood, N. J 

Gessford, a. Douglas 66 Lincoln Ave., Ridgewood, N. J 

Glover, W. Irving Woodland Ave., Englewood, N. J 

GovEY, James J 305 Union St., Hackensack, N. J 

GoRHAM, Edson B 165 Grand Ave., Englewood, N. J 

GoETSCHius, Howard B Roscoe, N. Y 

Griggs, Hon. John W 12th Ave., Paterson, N. J 

Green, Allister 1 East 62nd St. New York City 

Gregg, William C 330 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N. J 

Grunow, J. S 171 Clinton PL, Hackensack, N. J 

GULICK, Rev. C. W.. .The Manor Church, 350 West 26th St., N. Y. City 

GUDEON, Walter T 279 Union St., Hackensack, N. J 

Guernsey, Roscoe 106 Oaktree PI. Leonia, N. J 

H 

Hackett, Capt. James M., M. D Highwood Ave., Leonia, N. J. 

Hales, Henry W 95 Spring Ave., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Halford, Col. E. W 136 Park Ave, Leonia, New Jersey 

Haller,Dr. Wm 152 Crescent Ave., Leonia, N.J. 

Haggerty, M. L 324 Lookout Ave., Hackensack, N.J. 

Haring, George 356 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Haring, Tunis A 53 Essex St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Harris, Dr. Nelson A 375 Union St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Harris, Mrs. Henrietta Burr, Washington PL, Hasbrouck Heights, N. J. 

Hart, Victor 173 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Hart, Hon. Archibald C 516 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Havemeyer, Henry O Mahwah 

Hawes, Mrs. John 64 Overlook Ave., Ridgewood. N. J. 

Henry, Melinger E Ridgefield, N. J. 

Hayward, John H Pomander Walk, Teaneck, N. J. 

Hayden, F 152 Home Ave., Rutherford, N. J. 

Hayden, Mrs. F 152 Home Ave., Rutherford, N. J. 

Haywood, Mrs. Charlotte Halleck, Westwood, N. J. 

Hester, E. L. D 315 Terrace Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, N. J. 

Hewes, Dr. L. T 213 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

HOLBERTON, J. W 396 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Hollander, George E. 172 Summit Ave. Hackensack, N. J. 

HOLLEY, Alfred T 200 State St., Hackensack. N. J. 

Hopper, Mrs. Anna C P. O. Box 24b, Mahwah 

Hopper, Arthur J .63 South Irving St., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Hopper, Albert P 76 Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Hopper, David Mahwah 

Hopper, Elmer J 177 Woodside Ave., Ridgewood, N.J. 

Hopper, Isaac B Westwood, N. J. 

Hopper, J. Blauvelt Ridgewood, N. J. 

Hopper, Mrs. Wm. S River Rd. Bogota. N. J. 

Hopper, Wm. S River Rd., Bogota. N. J. 

Horne. Dr. Herman H 341 Summit Ave.. Leonia. N. J. 

Howell, Reid 203 Wood St.. Rutherford. N.J. 

Howell'. Mrs. Reid 203 Wood St.. Rutherford. N. J. 

Hyde. Lewis W 244 Hamilton PI. Hackensack, N. J. 

Howell, George H First Ave., Westwood. N. J. 

Howell, Mrs. Henrietta D Summit Ave., Hackensack. N. J. 

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Immoor, Fred 192 Christie St., Leonia, N. J. 

Ihnen, Henry S Rochelle Park N. J. 

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J 

Jacobus, M. R Ridgefield, N. J. 

Jeffers, D. G 460 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Johnson, D. S Closter, N. J. 

Johnson, Mrs. Clarissa J 208 Moore St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Jersey City Free Library, Jersey City, N. J. 

Johnson, George W Linden Ave., Englewood, N. J. 

Johnson, Hon. William M 400 Main St., Hackensack, N. J, 

Jones, Alexander 279 Hamilton PI., Hackensack, N. J. 

Jones, Wm. R South Palisade Ave., Bergenfield, N. J. 

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Kaufer, Edward J Main St., Fort Lee, N. J. 

Kinney, Mrs. F. B Jefferson Ave., Hasbrock Heights, N. J. 

Knight, Thomas Wm Orchard Terrace, Bogota, N. J. 

Kedler, Rev. Edward, c /o W. O. Allison, Englewood, N. J. 

Kidder, Miss Maud, 419 Cumberland Ave., Portland Me.) 

1120aktree PL Leonia, N. J. 

Kinzley, Joseph Jr., 332 Lookout Ave., Hackensack N. J 

KiPP, Walter A 52 Addison Ave., Rutherford, N. J. 

Kipp, James EngleSt.,Tenafly, N. J. 

Kraissl, Mrs. Anna M River Edge, N. J. 

Kress, Mrs. Idabelle 87 Main Ave., Ocean Grove, N. J. 

Kuhn, Peter A Lyndhurst, N. J. 

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Labagh, Miss Jennie H Public Library, Hackensack, N. J. 

Lamont, Thomas W Beech Rd., Englewood, N. J. 

Landon, Major Francis G 131 East 65th St., New York City 

Lane, Rev. Stoddard 69 Larch Ave., Bogota, N. J. 

Lark, Chas. T 99 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Lawson, Mrs. Anna M Central Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, N. J. 

Le vitas, Dr. George M Fairveiw Ave., Westwood, N. J. 

Lawton, j. M 370 Heights Rd., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Lee, Mrs. Wm. C Park Ave., Allendale, N. J. 

Leers, Mrs. W. R Larch Ave., Bogota, N. J, 

Lersner, Clarence L 20 Lotus Rd., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Lewellyn, Harry River Edge, N. J. 

Lewis, John B Englewood, N. J. 

Lewis, Miss Rose W 100 Hobart St., Ridgefield Park, N. J. 

LiDDLE, Joseph G 33 Clinton PI., Hackensack, N. J. 

Lincoln, Joseph C Chatham 

LiNKROUM, Courtlandt 397 Union St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Linkroum, Mrs. Courtlandt 397 Union St., Hackensack, N. J. 

LiPPMAN, Mrs. Bernard Teaneck, N. J. 

LiPPMAN, Bernard Teaneck, N. J. 

Little, E. C 324 Harrison Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, N. J. 

Lord, Clara D Mahwah 

Lowe, Herbert G Tenafly, N. J. 

Lloyd, Francis V. D 255 Main St., Ridgefield Park, N. J. 

LoziER, E. W Closter, N. J. 

LoziER, Chas. H 191 Union St., Hackensack, N. J. 

LoziER, Mrs. Chas. H 191 Union St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Luce, (Charles) Mrs. Helen G 150 Home Ave., Rutherford, N. J. 

Luce, Mrs. E. J 150 Home Ave., Rutherford, N. J. 

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McClave, MissM. C Cliffside, N.J. 

McClave, Roscoe Parke Cliffside, N. J. 

Mabon, John S 184 Essex St., Hackensack, N. J. 

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Mabon, Miss Elizabeth 184 Essex St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Mabie, Clarence B 248 State St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Mackay, Hon. William B., Jr 62 State St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Macarthy, Clinton H 120 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Macarthy, Miss Jennie S 120 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Madden, James 159WoodsideAve., Ridgewood,N.J. 

MacDonald, Dr. Harry G 134 State St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Maltbie, J. R 43 Woodside Ave., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Mann, Henry Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood, N. J. 

Mann, Mrs. Henry Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood, N. J. 

Marshall, Tynan S 453 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Mantle, J. G.C HI AmesAve.,Leonia,N. J. 

Mangham, Prof. Ralph S Tenafly, N. J. 

McKenna, D. J 134 Tenafly Rd., Englewood, N. J. 

Mead, Lt. Col. Wm. M 52 Euclid Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Meeks, Mrs. A. V River Rd., Teaneck, N. J. 

Melcher, J. R Woodland Ave., Englewood, N. J.. 

Mercer, George C 57 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N. J 

Mercer, Mrs. George C 57 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Mercer, James W Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Meyer, Francis E Closter, N. J. 

Miller, Mrs. Harold Allendale, N. J. 

Miller, Lewis M 112 Oaktree PI., Leonia, N. J. 

Miller, Mrs. Lewis M 112 Oaktree PI., Leonia, N. J. 

MONTALVO, William W., Jr 387 Second Ave., Hackensack, N. J 

Moore, H. V. D. Lt. Col Hamilton PI., Englewood, N. J. 

Moore, Dwight Closter, N. J. 

Morrison, W. J., Jr Ridgefield Park, N. J. 

Morrison, Frank A 272 Main St., Ridgefield Park, N. J. 

Morrow, Dwight W Palisade Ave., Englewood, N. J. 

Morse, William 459 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Munn, Mrs. Catherine C 41 Larch Ave., Bogota, N. J. 

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Newman, Howard 140 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

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Oldis, Miss Alice 221 East 30th St.. Paterson, N. J 

Osborn, j. Hosey 72 Park Ave., Passaic, N. J 

Osler, W. F 215 Leonia Ave., Leonia, N. J 

O'Shea, Jos. F 110 Main St., Hackensack, N. J 

Okin, Master Robert 192 Moore St., Hackensack, N. J 

Osborn, David L 23 Moore St., Hackensack, N. J 

OvEROCKER, Mrs. J. K 133 Washington PI., Hasbrouck Heights, N. J 

Overocker, j. K 133 Washintgon PI., Hasbrouck Heights, N. J 

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Palmer, H. B Surpentine Ave., Tenafly, N. J 

Parigot, George Saddle River Rd., Allendale, N. J 

Paulin, E. D 183 Broad Ave., Leonia, N. J 

Paulin, Mrs. E. D Broad Ave.. Leonia, N. J 

Paulison, Wm. L 371 Summit Ave., Hackensack, N. J 

Pell (Grace H.). Mrs. Frank D Saddle River. N. J 

Pell. Miss Katherine Saddle River.N. J 

Penfield. Rev. Thornton B Maple St., Englewood. N. J 

Perkins, Randolph Woodcliff Lake, N. J 

Phelps, Cap. J. J Teaneck. N. J 

Pritchelt. Mrs. S. M Allendale. N. J. 

Pitkin, H. LeRoy Hillside Ave., Englewood, N. J 

Place, Mrs. Clyde R River Edge, N. J 

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Place, Clyde R River Edge, N. J 

Platt, Dan Fellows Booth St., Englewood, N. J 

Plume, L. J. 138 Slocum Ave., Englewood, N. J 

Petrie. John E. S 156 Hobart St., Ridgefield Park, N. J 

Plenty, Chas. H 343 West Anderson St., Hackensack, N. J 

Plympton, Frank B 117 Clinton PL, Hackensack, N. J 

POMEROY, Daniel E Beech Rd., Englewood, N. J 

Potter, George M West Crescent Ave., Allendale, N. J 

Potter, Mrs. George M Allendale, N. J 

PowLES, John R 310 Park St., Hackensack, N. J 

Preston, Edwin W 304 Summit Ave., Hackensack, N. J 

Preston, Mrs. Edwin W 304 Summit Ave., Hackensack, N.J 

Pomares, Henry McCullough 341 Lookout Ave., Hackensack, N. J 

Preston, Veryl Hohkus, N. J 

Prosser, Seward Beech Rd., Englewood, N. J 

Price, Gouveneur Mahwah, N. J 

Putney, Frank C Englewood, N. J 

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Radford, John W Bergenfield, N. J 

Ramey, Charles C 357 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N. J 

Ramsperger, H. G 400 Allaire Ave., Leonia, N. J 

Ramsay, Hon. J. R 325 Union St., Hackensack, N. J 

RiCARDO, William F 206 Main St., Hackensack, N. J 

Richards, Charles B River Edge, N. J 

Richards, Mrs. Charles B River Edge, N. J 

Richardson, Dr. Chas. A Closter, N. J 

RiKER, Theodore 1048 Madison Ave., Paterson, N. J 

Roberts, Alex. B Tenafly Rd., Tenafly, N. J 

Roberts, Wm. H Main St., Closter, N. J 

Rodman, Dr. Robert W 349 Ridge Rd., Lyndhurst, N. J 

Rogers, Henry M Engle St., Tenafly, N. J 

ROMAiNE, Theodore 421 Park St., Hackensack, N. J 

Romaine, Mrs. Theodore 421 Park St., Hackensack, N. J 

Ryerson, Harry Tappan, N. Y 

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Sadler, Miss Adella Mansion House, Hackensack, N. J. 

Sage, L. H 416 River St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Salisbury, Judson B 131 Ricardo PI., Hackensack, N. J. 

ScHiNCK, Mrs. Chas. J Westwood, N. J. 

Schneider, William E. H 79 Dean St., Englewood, N. J. 

ScHOONMAKER, W. R 346 Hamilton PI., Hackensack, N. J. 

Scott, Miss Elizabeth 85 Meyer St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Segsbee, R. a 163 Ames Ave., Leonia, N. J. 

Sharp, John W 485 Broad Ave., Leonia, N. J. 

Sloat, Benjamin Franklin 16 Woodside Ave., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Slingerland, Miss Grace 491 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Small, Fred P Edgewater Ave., Ridgefield, N. J. 

Smith, J. Spencer Knickerbocker Rd., Tenafly, N. J. 

Sloat, Maj. Jesse I San Francisco, California 

Sneden, Albert T Closter, N. J. 

Staib, p. C 280 Clinton PL, Hackensack. N. J. 

Stagg, Miss M Spring Valley, N. Y. 

Stagg, Miss Martha Hackensack, N. J. 

Stagg, Cyrus D Valley PL (Highwood), Englewood, N. J. 

Stagg, Edward 550 Grand Ave., Leonia, N. J. 

Stagg, Warren H Centre Ave., Westwood, N. J. 

Stance, Emile North Hackensack, N. J. 

Steffens, Emil 35 Addison Ave., Rutherford, N. J. 

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Stertzer, Andrew 342 Main St., Hackensack, N. J 

Stewart, John 65 Marsellus PL, Garfield, N. J 

Stewart, Mrs. H. S 467 Main St., Hackensack , N. J 

Stewart, Dr. H. S 467 Main St., Hackensack, N. J 

Stillman, Walter Engle St., Tenafly, N. J 

Stillwell, Frederick K 106 Clinton PL, Hackensack, N. I 

Stratton, Mrs. W. H 194 Prospect St., Ridgewood, N. J 

SwiNTON, Miss Clara 407 State St., Hackensack, N. J 

Sullivan, Major Max 45 B'way, New York City 

Sutton, George A. K 10 Ames Ave., Rutherford, N.J 

SWAYZE, Dr. A. A 238 State St., Hackensack, N. J 

Sweeney, D. F Knickerbocker Rd., Englewood, N.J 

Snow, Elmer J Mahwah 

Snow, Mrs. Elmer J Mahwah 

Speer, Mrs. Eleanor, 16 West Passaic Ave., Rutherford, N. J. 

Spear, W. M 200 Christie Heights, Leonia, N. J. 

Stafford, Chas. E 332 Summit Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Staib, Mrs. P. C 280 Clinton PL, Hackensack, N. J. 

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Talbot, Dr. Lafayette Ridgefield, N. J. 

Tallman, Wm Tallman PL, Englewood, N. J. 

Talman, W. C Allendale, N. J. 

Talman, Mrs. Henrietta I Allendale, N. J. 

Taylor, Hon. F. M Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Tenny, T. S River Edge, N. J. 

Tenny, Mrs. T. S River Edge, N. J. 

Terhune, C. W 25 Conklin PL, Hackensack, N. J. 

Terhune, Mrs. P. C 125 State St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Terhune, P. C 125 State St., Hackensack, N. J.. 

Terhune, Howard D 335 Union St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Thales, Henry W Ridgewood, N. J. 

Thompson, John W 309 Clinton, PL, Hackensack, N. J. 

Thomssen, E. G 12 20th St., West New York, N. J. 

Tillotson, J. H 123 Tenafiy Rd., Englewood, N. J. 

Tozer, Wm. St. John Beechwood Ave., Bogota, N. J. 

Travell, I. W 35 Highwood Ave., Ridgewood. N. J. 

Treadwell, Dr.S.S Washington PL, Englewood. N.J. 

Tyndall, Sara E State St. School, Hackensack, N. J. 

U 

Upson, Maxwell M Dwight PL, Englewood, N. J. 

V 

Vail, Carl 141 Heights Rd., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Van Buskirk, Miss Catherine New Milford, N. J. 

Van Buskirk, Arthur 173 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Van Buskirk, George 135 Main St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Van Valen, Raymond S 218 Hamilton PL, Hackensack, N. J. 

Vandewart, Herman 155 Euclid Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Vandyck, J. R 19 East Ward St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Van Horne, Byron G Engle St., Englewood, N. J. 

Van Horne, Mrs. B. G Engle St., Englewood, N. J. 

Van Name, Capt. Edgar 59 James St., Englewood, N. J. 

Van Nest, Rev. John A 204 Maple Ave., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Van Saun, H. H Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Van Valen, James A 286 West Anderson St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Van Wagoner, Edward Jefferson Ave., Westwood, N. J. 

Van Wagoner, John J Prospect Ave., Oradell, N. J. 

Van Winkle, Sterling 5 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford, B. J. 

Van Winkle, Winant 15 East Pierpont Ave., Rutherford, N. J. 

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Valk, John Hackensack, N. J. 

Van Winkle, Chas. A 80 Sylvan St., Rutherford, N. J. 

Van Winkle, Mrs. Arthur W 182 Ridge Rd., Rutherford, N. J. 

Van Winkle, A. W 182 Ridge Rd., Rutherford, N. J. 

VooRHis, Charles C 455 West 21st St., New York City 

VooRHis, Henry River Edge, N. J. 

Voorhis, Mrs. Henry River Edge, N. J. 

VooRHis, Rev. J. C River Rd., Bogota, N. J. 

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

Voorhis, Ralph N 340 Union St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Voorhis, Mrs. Ralph N 340 Union St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Vreeland, Frank 209 Moore St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Veldran, E. P P. O. 314, Oradell, N. J 

Veldran, Mrs. E. P P. O. 314, Oradell, N. J. 

Vroom, Dr. W. L Ridgewood, N. J. 

Vroom, Rev. William Ridgewood, N. J. 

Vermulye, W. Gerard Closter, N. j', 

W 

Wager, Weston W East Saddle River Rd., Saddle River, N. J. 

Wager, Mrs. Weston W East Saddle River Rd., Saddle River, N. J. 

Ware, Mrs. John Christie R.F.D. No. 2 Saddle River, N. J. 

Ware, John Christie, Jr Saddle River, N. J. 

Wakelee, Hon. E. W Demarest, N. J. 

Wandell, Mrs. Francies L. (Mrs. Juantia L. Wandell), Saddle River, N. J. 

Ward, Dr. Alfred L Demarest, N. J. 

Weatherby, O. C Dean St., Englewood, N. J. 

Webb, George H 301 Passaic Ave., Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. 

Wells, George E Teaneck, N. J. 

Westervelt, Simon L 73 John St., Englewood, N. J. 

Wesley, F. R Larch Ave., Bogota, N. J. 

Westervelt, Mrs. Frances A 110 Sussex St., Hackensack, N. J. 

Westervelt, Warner W 363 Lookout Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

White, Winton J Liberty Rd., Englewood, N. J 

Williams, J. E 22 Paulinson Ave., Ridgefield Park, N. J. 

WiLLiCH, Theodore Ill Leonia Ave., Leonia, N. J. 

WiLSEY, Walter W 7 North Broad St., Ridgewood, N. J. 

Wilson, John A De Pyster Ave., Tenafly, N. J. 

WiLLEY, Mrs. James M Bergenfield, N. J. 

Wilson, Richard T Ridgewood, N. J. 

WiNKELMAN, L. D 162 Sylvan Ave., Leonia, N. J. 

Winne, Walter G Hasbrouck Heights, N. J. 

Wood, R. J. G 227 Central Ave., Leonia, N. J. 

Woodman, Charles 10 Lincoln Ave., Ridgewood, N. J. 

WOSTBROCK, Henry Midland Park 

Wright, Mrs. Wendell J 298 Union Street, Hackensack, N. J. 

Wright, Wendell J 298 Union St. Hackensack, N. J. 

Wells, B. B 146 Clinton PL, Hackensack, N. J. 

Y 
Young, Frank 385 Lookout Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Z 

Zabriskie, a. L Allendale, N. J. 

Zabriskie, Fred C Prospect Ave., Hackensack, N. J. 

Zabriskie, Everett L 322 North Maple Ave., Ridgewood, N.J. 

Zabriskie, George A 123 Produce Exchange, New York City 

Zabriskie, Hon. John B Hackensack, N. J. 

Zabriskie, Miss Mary K River Edge, H. J. 

Zabriskie, Jesse F North Hackensack, N. J. 

Zabriskie, Wm. H Oradell, N. J. 

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INDEX 

To 

Historical Papers 

a7id 

Their Authors 



Which Have Appeared in the 

Bergen County Historical Society's 

"Papers and Proceedings." 



1902-1921 



Compiled by 

FRANCES A. WESTERVELT, Curator 



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

Ancient Dutch Architecture, by Burton H. Allbee, 

(1908-1909), p. 19, Nos. 5 and 6. 

Andre Prison House at Tappan, N. Y., by William Alexander 
Linn (1914-1915), p. 7, No. 10. 

Address Made in Presenting to Leonia the Washington Com- 
memorative Tablet, by George Heber Jones, D. D., 

(1915-1916), p. 109, No. 1. 

Allison Prize Compositions; Closter Schools, 

(1916-1917), p. 46, No. 12. 

Address of Welcome at Semi-Annual Meeting, President Lewis 
Jarsena Miller (1919); refers to Camp Merritt JMemorial 
Association Semi-annual Special Number. 

Aims of Our Association, by Dr. Herman H. Home, 

Semi-annual Special Number. 

B 

Baron Steuben's Estate (New Bridge), William Alexander Linn 

(1902-1905), p. 18, No. 1. 

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

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

Bar of Bergen County, The; Read at Annual Dinner, 1907, Hon. 
Cornelius Doremus (1906-1907) P. 53, No. 3. 

Bergen County Historical Societv, The; Address by President 
Byron G. Van Home ' (1907-1908) P. 1, No. 4. 

Bergen County Courts, with Appendix, by William M. John- 
son (1910-1911) P. 9, No. 7. 

Bergen County Descendants in Nova Scotia, by Dr. Byron G. 
Van Home (1913-1914) P. 17, Nos. 8 and 9. 

Bergenfield (Old Schraalenburgh) Early Historyof, by Walter 
Christie (1914-1915) P. 39, No. 10. 

Address of Executive Officer of Camp Merritt, Major Max W. 
Sullivan (1919), Semi-annual Number P. 17. 

Bibliography of Publications Pertaining to Bergen County, by 
Salina F. Watts (1915-1916) P. 115, No. 11. 

Birth of the Society, by E. K. Bird (1920) P. 66, No. 13. 

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Colonial and Revolutionary History and Historical Places, by 

Col. W. D. Shaw (1902-1905), p. 7, No. 1. 

Church at English Neighborhood, The, (1907-1908), p. 89, No. 4. 
Constitution and By-Laws; 13 articles (1907-1908), p. 7, No. 4. 
Constitutional By-Laws, amended .... (1914-1915), p. 69, No. 10. 

Changes, by Hon. David D. Demarest, 

(1908-1909-1910), p. 39, Nos. 5 and 6. 

Church Days in Old Schraalenburgh, by Frances A. Wester- 
velt... (1914-1915), p. 33, No.s 8 and 9 

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

^ (1920), p. 52, No. 13. 

Camp Merritt, Location of, by Watson G. Clark, 

^ (1920), p. 5b, No. 13. 

Camp Alerritt, Some Achievements of, by Major F. G. Lan- 

don (1919), Semi-Annual Special Number. 

Closter, Historic, by David D. Ackerma,v ^^^^ ^^. .^. ^^^^ .^.^ ,^. 

Camp Merritt Memorial, by Mr. W. H. Roberts, 

(1919), p. 23, Semi-Annual Special Number. 



Edsall Papers, The, by Dr. Byron G. Van Ho™, ^ ^^^ ^.^ ^ 

Early Legislation Affecting Bergen County, by Edmund W. 
Wakelee (1908-1909-1910), p. 51, Nos. 5 and 6. 



Facts and Figures from Manuscripts (illustrated), by Frances A. 

Westervelt (1915-1916), p. 14, No. 11. 

Final Century of the Wampum Industry in Bergen County, N. J. 

(includes Indian history and illustrations) by Frances A. 

Westervelt (1916-1917), p. 20, No. 12. 

H 

Historic Houses, by Burton H. AUbee (1905-1906), p. 33., No 2. 
Historiographer's Report, by T. N. GIovj^^^^^q^^^ ^ ^.^ ^-^_ ,^ 

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Historical Clippings, by Frances A. Westervelt, 

(1908-1909-1910), p. 13, Nos. 5 and 6. 

Historic Maps and Their Making, by H. B. Goetschius 

(1908-1909-1910), p. 55, Nos. 5 and 6. 

Historical Research; Its Problems and Lessons, by W. D. T. 
Whitney (1910) Semi-Annual Special Number, p. 5. 

Harrington Township, Public School of, by Matt. J. Bogert, 

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

I 

Indian Life in Bergen County, by 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 

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



LutheranChurch, First, by Eugene K. Bird, 

(1906-1907), p. 37, No. 3. 

Loan Exhibitions and Catalogues ..(1905-1906), p. 47-63, No. 2. 

Liberty Pole Tavern, The, by Nelson K. Vanderbeck, 

(1907-1908), p. 41, No.4. 

Lutherans of Hackensack Township, The, by David D. Dema- 
rest (1915-1916), p. 92, No. 11. 

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

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

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

Local History in the Making, by Reid Howell, 

(1919), Semi-annual Special Number, p. 27. 

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

O 

Organization and Proceedings, by Rev. Ezra T. Sanford, 

(1902-1905), p. 5, No. 1. 

Old Family Papers, by Cornelius Christie, 

(1905-1906), p. 41, No. 2. 

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Old Time Bergen County Doctors, by Byron G. Van Home 

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

Old Pollifly Road, by Burton H. AUbee, 

(1908-1909), p. 26, Nos. 5 and 6. 

Over Our Northern Border, by Theophilus N. Glover, 

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

Outlines of Natural History of Bergen County, by Henry 
Hales (1910-1911), p. 31, No. 7. 

Old Days in Leonia, by Robert Hill Greene, 

(1920), p. 42, No. 13. 

Our County Disgrace, by Burton H. Allbee, 

(1913-1914), p. 21, Nos. 8 and 9. 

P 

Poor, Enock, portrait (1902-1905), No. 1. 

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

(1902-1905), p. 32, No. 1. 

Poor, General Enoch; oration on the unveiling of the statue, by 
Hon. Heny AI. Baker (1902-1905), p. 35, No. 1. 

Presentation Speech (Hohokus historv), bv Judge C. Doremus, 

'(1910-'1911), p. 47, No. 7. 

Paramus Cemetery, by E. L. Zabriskie, 

(1910), Mid-year Special. 

Paramus Reformed Church, A Sketch of, by Henry D. Cook, 
Pastor (1910-1911), p. 55, No. 7. 

Private Cemeteries, Demolition of, by Everett L. Zabriskie, 

(1906-1907), p. 41, No. 3. 

Paramus Reformed Church, by Everett L. Zabriskie, 

(1913-1914), p. 25, No. 7. 

Patriotic Duty of Our Historical Association, by Capt. A. H. 
Brown (1920), p. 26, No. 13. 

President's Introductory Address, by Everett L. Zabriskie, 

(1910), Semi-annual Number, p. 2. 

Partition (copy) from Bergen County to the New Jersey Pro- 
vincial Assembly (with history), 1755; procured by H. B. 
Goetschius (1914-1915), p. 19, No. 10. 

Presidents of the Society (chronological list), 

(1919), p. 16, Semi-annual number. 

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R 

Retreat of "76" (Across Bergen County), by T. N. Glover, 

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

Ridgewood of Yesteryear, by Hon. Cornelius Doremus, 

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

Reports of Officers and Committees (1910), p. 4, No. 7 

(1914-1915), p. 65, No. 10; 1915-1916), p. 119, No. 11; 
(1916-1917), p. 56, No. 12; (1919), Semi-annual Number; 
(1920), p. 6-26, No. 13. 



Slavery in Bergen County, by William Alexander Linn, 

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

Scraps from My Note-book, by T. N. Taylor, 

(1907-1908), p. 55, No. 4. 

Some of the Closter's of Old-Time History, by Alary Naugle, 

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

W 

Washington Institute, The (Hackensack), by William M. John- 
son (1913-1914), p. 4, Nos. 8 and 9. 

Wind Jammers of the Hackensack (illustrated), by Eugene K. 
Bird (1915-1916), p. 5., No 11. 



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