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The Holland Society 


New York 


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Present Officers 

Former Officers ...... 

List of Members 

Necrology ....... 



Our Part in the Hudson-Fulton Celebration 

Half-Moon Dinner .... 

Lecture by Dr. H. T. Colenbrander 

Twenty-fifth Annual Banquet . 

Twenty-fifth Annual Meeting . 

In Mbhorum 





Henry S. Van Duzer 

. Frontispiece 

Fly Boat — De Halve Maen .... 65 

Dh Halve Maen — Stern 67 

Launching of the Half-Moon . -71 

Netherlands Couhission and Members of The 

Holland SoaETir Committee • • ■ 73 
Menu 122 




Adopted April 30, 1885. 
As Amended April 6, 1910. 
Article I. 
Section i. This oi^anization shall be called 
Article II. 
The object of the Society shall be: 
First. To collect and preserve information re- 
specting the early history and settlement of the 
City and State of New York by the Dutch, and to 
discover, collect, and preserve all still existing docu- 
ments, etc. , relating to their genealogy and history. 
Second. To perpetuate the memory and foster 
and promote the principles and virtues of the Dutch 
ancestors of its members, and to promote social 
intercourse among the latter. 

Third. To gather by degrees a library for the 
use of the Society, composed of all obtainable 
books, monographs, pamphlets, manuscripts, etc., 
relating to the Dutch in America. 

Fourth. To cause statedly to be prepared and 
read before the Society, papers, essays, etc.,'* on 
questions in the history or genealogy of the Dutch 
in America. 

Fifth. To cause to be prepared and published 
when the reqtiisite materials have been discovered 
and procured, collections for a memorial history of 
the Dutch in America, wherein shall be particularly 
set forth the part belonging to that element in the 
growth and development of American character, 
institutions, and progress. 

Article III. 

Section i. No one shall be eligible as amember 
unless he be of full age, of respectable standing in 
society, of good moral character, and the descend- 
ant in the direct male line of a Dutchman who was a 
native or resident of New York or of the American 
colonies prior to the year 1675. This shall include 
those of other former nationalities who found in 
Holland a refuge or a home, and whose descend- 
ants in the male line came to this country as Dutch 
settlers, speaking Dutch as their native tongue. 
This shall also include descendants in the male line 
of Dutch settlers who were bom within the limits 
of Dutch settlements, and the descendants in the 
male line of persons who possessed the rights of 
Dutch citizenship within Dutch settlements in 
America, prior to the year 1675; also of any de- 
scendant in the direct male line of a Dutchman, 
one of whose descendants became a member of this 
Society prior to June 16, 1886. 

Article IV. 

Section i. A President, Vice-Presidents as 
provided in the By-Laws, a Secretary and a 
Treasurer shall be chosen at each annual meeting 
and shall hold oflBce for one year and until their 
successors are elected. There shall also be chosen 
from its members, twenty Trustees. Those elected 
at the first election shall divide themselves into 
four classes of five each ; one class to hold office one 
year, the second class for two years, the third class 
for three years, and the fourth class for four years, 
next thereafter. At each annual meeting there- 
after there shall be chosen five Trustees to fill the 
place of the class whose term will then expire. 
The offices of Secretary and Treasurer may be 
filled by one person. 

In the event of the election of a member who is 
not a Trustee to be President, Secretary, or Treas- 
urer, he shall become ex-officio a member of the 
Board of Trustees, and so continue during his term 
of office. 

Section 2. All elections shall be by ballot, un- 
der the direction of inspectors, to be appointed by 
the President, and a plurality of votes shall elect. 

Article V. 

Powers and Duties of Officers. 

Section i. The President of the Society, and 
in his absence the Vice-President for New York 
County, shall authorize the call for all meetings of 
the Trustees, and of the Society, and appoint the 

place of each meeting, and shall exercise the usual 
functions of a presiding officer. 

Vice-Presidents shall, as far as possible, keep in 
touch with the members resident in their several 
coimties and stimulate their interest in the affairs 
of the Society. On the occasion of the death of 
any member, the Vice-President for the county in 
which such member has resided shall represent the 
Society and procure the necessary material for an 
appropriate memorial sketch to be inserted in the 
Year Book. 

Section 2. The Secretary of the Society shall 
notify each Trustee of all meetings of the Trustees, 
and each member of the Society of every meeting 
of the Society ; issue all other authorized notices to 
members; make and keep a! true record of all meet- 
ings of the Trustees and Society, and of all Stand- 
ing Committees; have custody of its Constitution, 
By-Laws, and Corporate Seal, and conduct its cor- 
respondence; he shall also act as Librarian and 
Curator, and have the keeping of all books, pam- 
phlets, manuscripts, and personal articles per- 
taining to the Society. 

Section 3. The Treasurer shall collect, and 
under the direction of the Trustees disbiurse, the 
fxmds of the Society, and shall keep regular accounts 
thereof, which shall be subject to the examination 
of the President and Trustees. He shall submit a 
statement thereof to the Trustees at each regular 

Section 4. The Trustees shall have general 
charge of the affairs, funds, and property of the 
Society. It shall be their duty to carry out the ob- 

jects and purposes thereof; and to this end may 
exercise all the powers of the Society, subject to 
the Constitution, and to such action as the Society 
may take at its special or stated meetings. 

Section 5. The Trustees shall have power to 
fill any vacancy which may occur from death or 
resignation among the officers of the Society, for 
the xmexpired term of office vacated. 

" Absence from three consecutive stated meetings 
of the Trustees without satisfactory explanation or 
excuse shall be deemed equivalent to resignation 
and may be acted upon accordingly." 

Section 6. The Trustees shall cause to be pre- 
pared annually a detailed statement of the financial 
condition of the Society, showing its receipts and 
expenditures for the current year, the number of 
members, and other matters of general interest to 
the Society, and a statement thereof shall be 
printed and a copy sent to each member ten days 
previous to the annual meeting. 

Section 7. The Trustees shall, from time to 
time, make by-laws, rules, and regulations, and 
appoint standing committees and sub-committees 
on matters not herein determined. 

Article VI. 


Section i. Candidates for admission must be 
proposed by one member and seconded by another, 
and the member proposing a candidate shall state 
in writing the name of the person proposed, his 
occupation, place of residence, and his qualifica- 
tions for membership. 

Section 2. The name of every candidate, with 
those of his proposers, shall be sent to the Secre- 
tary at least fifteen days, and by him sent to each 
Trustee at least ten days, before he is balloted for. 
Members shall be chosen by the Trustees,^ and no 
candidate for membership shall be elected unless 
he receive an affirmative vote of four-fifths of the 
Trustees present, and in every instance two black- 
balls shall exclude. 

Section 3. Any Trustee may, at the same 
meeting, move the reconsideration of a vote, either 
of admission or exclusion; but after an adjourn- 
ment no rejected candidate shall be eligible for six 
months thereafter. 

Section 4. The admission fee shall be five 
dollars. The annual dues shall be five dollars, 
payable in advance on the first day of February 
in each year, or, in the case of newly-elected mem- 
bers, upon notice of election. By the payment of 
ninety-five dollars at one time, a member not in 
arrears may exempt himself from further payment 
of anntial dues. The Trustees shall have power 
to increase each of said amounts from time to time, 
but not to a stmi greater than one htmdred dollars 
for the admission fee, and ten dollars for the annual 

Section 5. Every person elected to member- 
ship, as a condition thereof, shall, within thirty 
days after being notified, pay to the Treasurer the 
amotmt of the admission fee and sign the Constitu- 
tion; the Trustees may extend the time for the 
latter in special cases. 

Section 6. Should any member neglect to pay 

his annual subscription within six months of the 
time when it is due, his name shall be dropped 
from the roll of the Society, tmless for any good 
and sufficient excuse the Trustees shall vote to 
remit or suspend such penalty. 

Section 7. The Trustees shall have power, by 
a vote of a majority of its members, to suspend or 
forfeit the membership of any member of the So- 
ciety for conduct on lus part likely, in the opinion 
of the Trustees, to endanger the welfare, interest, or 
character of the Society, an opportunity being first 
given such member to be heard before the Trus- 
tees in his defence. 

Sectign 8. Any person who shall cease to be a 
member of the Society shall forfeit all right or in- 
terest in the property of the Society. 

Article VII. 


Section i. The annual meeting of the Society 
shall be held on April 6th, the anniversary of the 
day when, in a.d. 1566, the Dutch combined 
against tyranny, and adopted the badge which is 
now the badge of this Society. Should such date 
fall on Saturday or Sunday, the annual meeting 
shall be held on the Monday following. 

Section 2. No special meeting of the Society 
shall be called at any time except by order of the 
President, with the approval of three Trustees,' or 
by the Secretary whenever the President shall be 
thereunto requested in writing by twelve members, 


setting forth the purpose of such meeting. At any 
such special meeting no business other than that 
specified in the call shall be considered^ except by 
unanimous consent. At least ten days' notice shall 
be given to the members, of all meetings of the 

Section 3. The Trustees shall hold four regu- 
lar meetings each year at such times as may be 
provided in the By-Laws. 

Article VIII. 


Section i. All notices shall be sent to such 
address as shall be left with the Secretary. If no 
address be so given, such notices shall be sufl&dent 
if addressed to the member at his last known place 
of residence. 

Article IX. 

Amendments to the Constitution. 

Section i. To amend the Constitution, an 
affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members pres- 
ent at a general or special meeting shall be requi- 
site, but no amendment shall be made except upon 
the recommendation of the Board of Trustees, or 
upon the written request of at least fifteen mem- 
bers of the Society, and after the mailing to each 
member notice of any proposed amendment at least 
ten days before the meeting at which it is intended 
to be acted upon. 



Xi^^Xaws of tbe fjollanb Society. 

As Amended April 6, 1894. 

I. Order of Business. 
At all meetings of the Society, tJie ctttier of busi- 
ness shall be as follows: 

1 . Reading the minutes of the previous meet- 


2. Reports of officers. 

3. Election of officess. 

4. Reports of committees. 

5. Miscellaneous business. 

6. Adjournment. 

2. Meetings of Trustees. 

The Trustees shall hold stated meetings on the 
second Thiirsday of each March, June, October, 
and December. 

Special meetings of the Trustees may be called 
by order of the President, or, in his absence, by the 
Vice-President for New York City. 

3. Proof of Descent. 

Before being voted upon for membership, each 
candidate shall furnish satisfactory proof of his 
pedigree to the Committee on Genealogy, who shall 
report thereon to the Board o£ Trustees. 


4. Annual Mbbting. 

The annual meeting of the Society shall be hdd 
on the day specified in the Constitution (at such 
place and hour as the President shall appoint), and 
at least ten days' notice of the same shall be sent 
to each member by the Secretary. The Trustees 
shall, at least sixty days before any annual meet- 
ing, elect a committee who shall nominate a ticket 
to be voted for at the a,nnua1 election, and a list 
of the nominations shall be sent to each member of 
the Society at least ten days before the annual 


All standing committees and sub-conmiittees 
shall be appointed by the President or other chair- 
man of the meeting, unl^ specially named in the 
resolution creating the committee, and the gentle- 
man first named shall be Chairman of each com- 
mittee. The standing committees shall be on 
Finance, on Genealogy, and on History and 

6. Committee on Finance. 

The Committee on Finance shall consist of 
three members, and shall, at least once in each 
year, and of tener if they choose, audit the accounts 
and vouchers of the Treasurer of this Society and 
report upon the same at the annual meeting of 

* At the annual meeting of the Society held May 27, 1890, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted: 

"Upon the appointment by the Trustees of a Nominating Committee, 
the Secretary of the Society ^aU notify the Vice-Presidents of each local- 
ity of the appointment of the Committee, and request that suggestions 
be made from each locality of the member who is desired for nomination 
as Vice-President for such locality. " 


the Society, and oftener to the Board of Trustees 
as they may see fit, or as the latter may order. 

7. Committee on Genealogy. 

It shall be the duty of the Committee on Gene- 
alogy to report to the Trustees upon the genealogy 
of candidates that may be submitted to them, and 
to collect and preserve, in accordance with the 
Constitution of this Society, information and docu- 
ments relating to the genealogy of the members of 
this Society and of the Dutch settlers of New York 
and of the American colonies, and said committee 
may expend the funds of this Society for that pur- 
pose, but not to exceed a total amount of twenty- 
five dollars in any one quarter of a year, unless 
especially authorized by the Trustees. Said 
conunittee shall consist of three members. 

8. Committee on History and Tradition. 

It shall be the duty of the Committee on History 
and Tradition to collect and preserve, in accord- 
ance with the Constitution of this Society, informa- 
tion, documents, books, and monuments relating to 
the history and tradition of the ancestry of the 
members of this Society, and of the Dutch settlers 
of New York and of the American colonies, and to 
print and publish the same, and papers and essays 
relating to the same, copyrighting original publi- 
cations for the benefit of this Society; and said 
committee may expend the funds of this Society 
for that purpose, but not to exceed a total amount 
of twenty-five dollars in any one quarter of a year, 
unless especially authorized by the Trustees. Said 
committee shall consist of three members. 



9. Special Appropriation of Funds. 

A. All initiation fees received for this Society, 
together with ten per cent, of the amounts annually 
received for dues of this Society, shall be, and 
they hereby are, appropriated for a special fund, 
which, with such gifts and additions as may be 
made thereto, is hereby set apart as the building 
fund, to be applied to the erection of a suitable, and 
if possible a self-supporting building, as the future 
home oiE this Society; but such fund, or parts 
thereof may, from time to time, be otherwise 
appropriated by the Board of Trustees. 

B. Ten per cent, of the amount annually re- 
ceived for dues of this Society shall be, and they 
hereby are, appropriated to a special fund, which, 
with such gifts and additions as may be made 
thereto, is hereby set apart as a fund to be ap- 
plied to the publication, in accordance with the 
Constitution of this Society, of a memorial history 
of the Dutch in America, such history to be copy- 
righted for the benefit of this Society, and to be 
prepared and published under the direction of the 
Committee on History and Tradition; but such 
fund, or parts thereof, may, from time to time, be 
otherwise appropriated by the Board of Trustees. 

10. Centers Entitled to a Vice-President. 

Any county in which there may be ten resident 
members of the Society shall be entitled to a Vice- 
President in the Society. There may be also a 
Vice-President for the United States Army and 
one for the United States Navy. 

II. Amendment. 

These By-Laws can be altered, amended, or 
abrogated only at a stated meeting of the Trustees, 
or at a meeting specially called for that purpose, 
and upon a notice of ten days to each Trustee 
by the Secretary, informing him of the proposed 
alteration, amendment, or abrogation, and then 
only upon the affirmative vote of a majority of 
membors present. Provided, however, that each 
meeting may regulate and control its order of 




BLicnD Afbil 6, 1909. 




New York Sahub, V. Homuif. 

Sngs Countjr Bdwakd J. Bbeckn. 

t^eeaa County WniJAif P. Wvckofi. 

Westchester <^iaii^. John B. Eouwenhovbn, 

ftwens CounW VlniMuP. Wvckoff. 

Westchester <^iaii^. John B. Eouwenhovbi 

Dntchesa County Maxtih Hbkshamcb. 

Ulster County Philip Blting. 

Alfaanr County William B. a.ii] 

Rensselaer County Thomas A. Knickbkbackkk. 

Schenectady County Chakles C. Durybb. 

Onondaga Coon^ Rasselas A. Bonta. 

Ridimond Conn^, N. Y. Calvin D. Van Name. 

Hndaon County, N. J. Thomas B. Van Winxlb. 

Bereen County, N. L William M.Johnson. 

hnaic Coun^, N. J Robkbt I. Hopfsk. 

Essex Coonty, N. J... Hbrbext S. Sutphbh. 

Monmouth County, N. J David V. Pbbbinb. 

United States Anny Col. Chablks E. Winnb. 

United States Navy fihapiam Roswbll R. Hobs. 

AxxBVR H. Van Bbumt. 

Hembt L. Boobbt. 



Term Expires in 1910. 
Gasrbt J. Garkbtson, 


Augustus Van Wyck, 
John W. Vrooman, 


Term Expires in 1912. 

Tunis G. Bbrgbn, 
Samuel V. Hoffman, 
David D. Zabriskib, 
John H. Starin, 


Term Expires m 191 1. 


Theodore M. Banta, 
Henrt Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen, 
Warner Van Norden, 
John R. Van Wormer. 

Term Expires in 1913. 

George G. De Witt, 
Frank I. Vander Bebk» Jr.» 
Arthur H. Mastbn, 
Robert A. Van Wtck, 
Alphonso T. Clearwatbr. 




















HooFBR C. Van Vorst 1885 

RoBBRT Barnwell Roosevelt 1890 

Gbokgb M. Van Hobsbn 1891 

Augustus Van Wyck 1892 

Iambs William Bbbkman 1893 

Warner Van Nordbn 1894 

D. B. St. John Roosa 1895 

Charles a. Truax 1896 

John W. Vrooman 1897 

Robert A. Van Wyck 1898 

Tunis G. Bergen 1899 

Henry Van Dyke 1900 

John H. Starin 1901 

George G. De Witt 1902 

Theodore M. Banta 1903 

Albert Vander Veer 1904 

Garret J. Garretson 1905 

John R. Van Wormbr 1906 

Prank Hasbrouck .1907 

Evert Jansen Wendell 1908 

Henry Sayrb Van Duzer 1909 



Robert Barnwell Roosevelt 1885 

Maus Rosa Veddbr 1890 

Charles H. Truax 1891 

Warner Van Nordbn * 189a 

Charles H. Truax 189A 

Samuel D. Coykbndall 1890 

Tunis G. Bergen 1898 

Lucas L. Van Allen 1899 

John L. Riker 1901 

Samuel Ver Planck Hoffman 1906 


Adrian Van Sinderbn 1885 

Augustus Van Wyck. 1887 

Tunis G. Bergen 1888 

Harmanus Barkaloo Hubbard 1890 

JuDAH Back Voorhees 1891 

Delavan Bloodgood 1893 

WiLLUM C. De Witt 1895 

Delavan Bloodgood 1896 

Peter Wyckoff 1897 

Silas B. Dutcher 1906 

Bdward J. Bergen 1909 


John E. Van Nostrand (for Newtown) 1886 

Andrew J. Onderdonk (for North Hempstead) 1890 

Henry A. Bogert 1894 

John H. Prall 1904 

William F. Wyckoff 1909 




William PKikix 1890 

Jambs D. Van Hobvbnbbrg (served three yean) 1891 


Calvin Dbckbr Van Namb 1906 


Knapp Clbaxwatbe 1886 

William L. Heermancb 1889 

Ezbkibl Jan Elting 1891 

William L. Hbbbmance 1892 

Chasles H. Roosevelt 1892 

David Cole 1893 

Hakris E. Aduancb 189A 

John R. Hbgeman 1890 

WILLIAM L. Heermancb 1898 

Charles R. Dusenberrt 1900 

Pbter J. Elting 1902 

Joseph Hasbrouck 190A 


John B. Kouwbnhovbn 1909 


Garret Van Nostrand 1886 

Cornelius R. Blauvelt 1892 

Isaac C. Haring (served one year) 1893 


Amos Van Etien, Jr 1888 

Charles F. Van Inwegbn 1893 

Seymour Db Witt 1894 

Selah R. Van Duzer 1890 

Charles H. Snedbkbr 1897 

john schoonmaker i898 
OHN D. Van Buren 1899 

Charles F. Van Inwegbn 1901 

Hiram Lozier 1903 

Wm. Wyckoff Schomp (served one year) 1905 


Frank Hasbrouck 1887 

Edward Elsworth 1894 

A, P. Van Gibson 1905 

Irving Elting 1907 

Martin Heermancb 1909 


Alphonso Trumpbour Clearwater 188$ 

Samuel Decker Coykendall 1888 

Augustus Schoonmaker 1891 

Elijah Du Bois 1894 

Augustus H. Bruyn 1895 




Chaklbs Bushans 1898 

Jacob Lb Pbvkb 1901 

JBSSB Elting 1903 

IlYliAN ROOSA 1904 

C^RLBS C. Tbn Brobck 1906 

Alphonso Trumpbour Clbarwatbr 1908 

Philip Elting 1909 


Augustus W. Wynkoop 1885 

Aaron J. Vandbrpoel 1886 

Pbtbr van Schaick Pruyn 1887 

PiBRRB Van Burbn Hobs 1891 

Charlbs King Van Vlbck 1894 

John C. Du Bois (served one year) 1896 


Evbrt Van Sltkb 1886 

Philip V. Van Ordbn (served eight years) 1898 


Albbrt Vandbr Vbbr 1886 

Thomas J. Van Alstynb 1901 

Robbrt C. Pruyn 1904 

J. TowNSBND Lansing 1906 



William Chichbstbr Grobsbbck 1889 

Charlbs R. Db Frbbst 1894 

Sbymour Van Santvoord 1897 

Charles E. Dusbnbbrry '. . . . 1903 

John Knickbrbackbr 1905 

Sbymour Van Santvoord 1906 

Thomas A. Knickbrbackbr 1908 

John Van Schaick (served eight years) 1886 


Jambs Albert Van Voast 1886 

&ILBS Yates Van Der Bogert 1890 

John Livingston Swits 1893 

James A. Van Voast 1895 

Thomas L. Barhydt 1896 

Jambs R. Truax 1901 

Charles C. Durybe 1907 


Walter L. Van Denbergh 1886 

Alfred Db Graaf 1893 

John H. Starin 1894 

Martin Van Burbn 1896 

John D. Wendell (served eight years) 1898 




John Van Duyn 1901 


Francis Hbndricks. * 190k 

John Massbllus 1906 

Rassblas a. Bonta 1908 


Shbldon Thompson Viblb (served five years) 1889 


Tracy C. Bbckbr 1906 


Tbbodorb Rombtn Varick 1886 

J. Howard Suydaii 1887 

henry M. T. Bbbkman 1888 

Isaac I. Vandbr Bbbk 1889 

Gborgb Clippingbr Varick 1890 

Hbnry Trapbagbn 1891 

Cornelius C Van Rbypbn 1892 

Francis I. Vandbr Bbbk 1893 

Garrbt Daniel Van Reipbn 1894 

Charles Henry Voorhis 189^ 

Isaac Paulis Vandbr Bbbk 1896 

Isaac Romaine 1897 

William Brinkbrhofp 1898 

Prank I. Vandbr Bbbk, Jr 1899 

Henry H. Brinkerhoff, Jr 1900 

John Warren Hardenbergh 1901 

DANIEL Van Winkle 1902 

John J. Voorhbes 1903 

JOHN J. Voorhbes, Jr 1904 



lyCARSHALL Van Winkle 1907 

Thomas £. Van Winkle 1909 


George Frederick Schermbrhorn 1886 

John Quackbnbush 1891 

Jambs M. Van Valen 1893 

JOHN Paul Paulison 1894 


Andrew D. Bogert 1890 

Peter Bogert 1897 

James M. Van Valen 1898 

&DWARD Stagg. 1901 

Morse Burtis 1903 

Andrew D. Bogert 1904 

Milton Dbmarbst 1905 

Arthur Ward Van Winkle 1906 

John Baldwin Lozier 1907 

Prank O. Van Winkle 1908 

William M. Johnson 1909 




Martin John Rybrson 1886 

John Hopper 1888 

Robert L Hopper 1898 


John N. Jansen 1894 

Anson A. Voorhbes 1896 

Moses J. De Witt 1898 

Carlylb E. Sutfhbn 1899 

John B. Van Wagbnbn 1901 

Harrison Van Duynb 1902 

Benjamin G. Demarbst 1903 

Jambs Sutdam Polhemus 1904 

Prank R. Van Nest 1905 

Neilson Abeel 1906 

Moses J. Db Witt 1907 

Herbert S. Sutphen 1909 


D. Augustus Van Der Veer 1888 

WnxiAM H. Vrbdenburgh 1894 

Peter Scrtker 1897 

WnxiAM E. Trubx 1899 

Henrt H. Longstrbbt 1903 


Lawrence Van Der Veer 1888 

Jambs J. Bergen (served three yean) 1891 


William Hoffman Ten Evck 1886 

Charles H. Voorhbes 1891 

Abraham V. Schbncx 1894 

William R. Durteb (served one year) 1890 


Peter L. Voorhbes (served five yean) 1889 


Eugene Van Loan 1889 

Samuel S. Strtkbr 1893 

Eugene Van Loan 1895 

Samuel S. Strykbr 1897 

Thbodorb Voorhbes 1898 

Louis Y. Schermbrhorn (served five years) 1901$ 


SiBWART Van Vlibt 1890 

Henrt C. Hasbrouck 1901 

Col. Charles K. Winne, M. D 1908 

p. \ 




Dblavan Bloodgood 1890 

William Knickbrbocksr Van Rbyfbn 1891 

Casper Schbnck 1895 

Edward S. Bogbrt 1896 

Arthur Burtis 1897 

RoswsLL R. Hobs 1901 


Gborgb West Van Siclbn 1885 

Thbodorb Melvin Banta 1891 

Henrt Lawrbnce Bogbrt 1903 


George West Van Siclen 1885 

Abraham Van Santvoord 1886 

Eugene Van Schaick 1890 

Tunis G. Bergen 1896 

Arthur H. Van Brunt 1898 


Hooper C. Van Vorst 1885 

William M. Hoes 1885 

Wilhelmus Mtnderse 1885 

Abraham Van Santvoord 1885 

George W. Van Sltck 1885 

David Van Nostrand 1885 

*Henrt Van Dyke 1885 

*George M. Van Hobsbn 1885 

Philip Van Vqlkbnburgh, Jr 1885 

Edgar B. Van Winkle 1885 

W. A. Ogden Hbgeman 1885 

Herman W. Vandbr Poel 1885 

George W. Van Siclen 1885 

Benjamin P. Vosburgh 1885 

Jacob Wbndell 1885 

*Gborgb G. DeWitt 1885 

Robert Barnwell Roosevelt 1885 

Lucas L. Van Allen 1885 

Aaron J. Vandbrfobl 1885 

Henrt S. Van Duzbr 1885 

Alexander T. Van Nest 1886 

•Augustus Van Wyck 1887 

^Theodore M. Banta 1887 

Chauncby M. Dbpew 1887 

Predbrick J. DbPbyster 1887 

Walton Storm 1888 

Henrt R. Bbekman 1889 

•John L. Riker 1889 

WILLIAM W. Van Voorhis 1889 

William J. Van Arsdale 1890 

Henrt S. Van Beurbn 1890 

♦John W. Vrooman 1890 

WILLIAM D. Garrison 1890 

Eugene Van Schaick 1891 




WiLLUH Bkbkiuk 1891 

iBAHAu Vam Santvoosd 189a 

•Tunis G. Bbkgbn 1893 

D. B. St. John Roosa 189a 

C&ASI.B9 H. Tkdai 189a 

■ROBBRT A. Van Wtck 1893 

Albxandbs T. Van Nbst 1893 

TFranx Basbbodce 1894 

Abbahah Lansing 1894 

•Wabnbr Van Nokdbn iBm 

JOBN H. Starin 1896 
Juxsa B. Van Wobrt 1896 

Egbert L. Viblb 1899 

*JOBN R. Van Woriob 1899 


CoMHcnoBK p. Vbddbr 1901 

WiLUAii L. Hbsrmancb 1909 

•Gasket T. Garrstson 1903 

'ArTbux H. Van Brunt, tx-tfficio 1903 

*Henbt L. Bogert, «-<jJBe»o 1903 

Albert Vander Vkbk, ex-officie 1904 

f09teb m. voobbbss i9os 

"William Levekich Bkowsr 1906 

*Fbank I. Vander Bbbk, Jr 1906 

•Samuel Vkr Planck HomuN 1908 

•David Deharbsi Zabriskie 1908 

•Evert Janskn Wendell 1908 

Arthur H. Masten 1909 

Alphonso T. CIearwatbr 1909 

•Now in office. 


John Howard Abeel New York. 

Albert Ammennan Ackerman Washington, D. C. 

George Groesbeck Ackerman Hackensack, N. J. 

George Henry Ackerman Passaic, N. J. 

John Edmund Ackennan " " 

John Walter Ackennan Auburn, N. Y. 

WiUiam Sickles Ackerman Paterson, N. J. 

Garret G. Ackerson Hackensack, N. J. 

James Blauvelt Ackerson Passaic, N. J. 

Edward Boyce Adriance New York. 

Harris Ely Adriance " 

Isaac Reynolds Adriance Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

John Erskin Adriance " " 

Peter Adriance " " 

William Allen Adriance " " 

Frederick Herbert Amerman Montclair, N. J. 

James Lansing Amerman Passaic, N. J. 

William Henry H. Amerman Belle Harbor, N. Y. 

William H. H. Amerman, Jr New York. 

William Libbey Amerman " 

Richard Allard Anthony " 

William Henry Aten Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Harry Fish Auten Trenton, N. J. 

Edward Woodruff Banta New York. 

Theodore Mdvin Banta Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Walter Augustus Banta " " 

Theodore Wells Barhydt Burlington, Iowa. 

Thomas Low Barhydt Schenectady, N. Y. 

Lindon Wallace Bates New York. 

William Harrison Bayles " 

Robert Nelson Baylis Montclair, N. J. 







Alston Beekman Red Bank» N. J.; 

Gerard Beekman New York 

Henry M. T. Beekman *\. 4 

Albert Van Voast Bensen Albany, N. JT. 

A. Beekman Bergen Tarrytown, N. Y. 

Edward Jacob Bergen Brookl3m, N. Y. 

Prands Henry Bergen Summit, N. J. 

Herman Suydam Bergen Somerville, N. J. 

James J. Bergen New York. 

Tunis G. Bergen Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Van Brunt Bergen 

John P. Berry 

Henry B. Bevier Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Alonzo Blauvelt New York- 
Elmer Blauvelt Oradell, N. J. 

Jacob Merseles Blauvelt. Piermont, N. Y. 

James Gillmor Blauvelt Paterson, N. J. 

William Hutton Blauvelt Sjn-acuse, N. Y. 

William V. A. Blauvelt Hackensack, N. J. 

Anthony James Bleecker New York. 

Theophylact Bache Bleecker ** 

Francis Bloodgood Milwaukee, Wis. 

Hildreth Kennedy Bloodgood New York. 

Joseph Prands Bloodgood Plushing, N. Y. 

Comdius Bloomingdale New York. 

James Bloomingdale Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

John Brower Blydenburgh Hudson, N. Y. 

Jacob Ten Broedc Bogardus East Orange, N. J. 

John Bogart New York. 

John Bion Bogart Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Joseph Hegeman Bogart Roslyn, N. Y. 

Albort Reuben Bogert Oradell, N. J. 

Andrew Demarest Bogert Englewood, N. J. 

Charles Albert Bogert .^ 

Charles Jacob Bogert Brooklyn, N. Y 

Daniel Gilliam Bogert Englewood, N. J 

Edward Strong Bogert New York 

Prederick H. Bogert Ridgewood, N. J 

Henry Lawrence Bogert Plushing, N. Y 

John Jacob Bogert New York 

Matthew J. Bogert Demarest, N. J 




Theodore Lawrence Bogert New York. 

Walter Bogert Tenafly, N. J. 

William Russell Bogert New Brighton, N. Y. 

Rasselas A. Bonta Syracuse, N. Y. 

John Van Vorst Booraem Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Louis Vacher Booraem Essex Fells, N. J. 

Aaron John Bradt Schenectady, N. Y. 

Simon Vedder Bradt 

Warren Lansing Bradt Albany, N. Y. 

William Harmon Bradt Schenectady, N. Y. 

Edward Renwick Brevoort, Jr New York. 

James Renwick Brevoort Yonkers, N. Y. 

Alex. Gordon Brinckerhoff Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Elbert Adrian BrinckerhoflE Englewood, N. J. 

Gurdon Grant BrinckerhoflE New York. 

Gurdon Grant Brinckerhoff, Jr " 

Benjamin Myer Brink Kingston, N. Y. 

Jacob Louis Brink New York. 

Theodore Brink Katrine, N. Y. 

George Alyea Brinkerhoff Hackensack, N. J. 

Henry H. Brinkerhoff Jersey City, N. J. 

Roelif Coe Brinkerhoff Riverside, Calif. 

William Brinkerhoff Jersey City, N. J. 

Robert Packer Broadhead Kingston, Penn. 

George Tuttle Brokaw New York. 

Theophilus Anthony Brouwer " 

Abraham Thew Hunter Brower Chicago, HI. 

Bloomfield Brower New York. 

Charles De Hart Brower " 

David Brower Brooklyn, N. Y. 

John Brower New York. 

Ward Brower 

William Leverich Brower " 

William Wallace Brower. " 

James Hudson Brown, Jr Stamford, Conn. 

Irving T. Bush New York 

Charles Freeman Cantine Kingston, N. Y. 

Alphonso T. Clearwater 

Ralph Davis Clearwater 

Jacob Winne Clute Schenectady, N. Y. 

Cornelius A. Cole Hackensack, N. J. 


Charles Tallmadge Conover Seattle, Wash. 

Prank Bnien Conover Long Branch, N. J. ^ 

Prank Edgar Conover New York 

Frederic King Conover Madison,f ^is. 

John Thompson Conover New Yorkr - 

Warren Ardier Conover Brookljm, N. Y. 

Washington Lafayette Cooper New York. 

George Bruce Cortelyou " 

John Coykendall Newark, N. J. 

Samuel Decker Coykendall Rondout, N. Y. 

Adelbert Cronkhite Governor's Island, N. Y. 

Matthias Van Dyke Cruser Brookljoi, N. Y. 

Thomas De Witt Cuyler Haverford, Penn. 

Charles I. De Bevoise Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Chas. Richmond De Bevoise Newark, N. J. 

Cornelius S. De Bevoise Brooklyn, N. Y. 

George Debevoise New York. 

George W. Debevoise ** 

Thos. McElrath Debevoise Summit, N. J. 

Howard De Porest New York. 

Alfred De Graff Fonda, N. Y. 

Arthur Lewis De Groff Newark, N. J. 

Alfred De Groot Port Richmond, N. Y. 

Harry Van der Veer De Hart Elizabeth, N. J. 

James de la Montanye New York. 

Benjamin Garrison Demarest Montclair, N. J. 

Cornelius Bertholf Demarest Hackensack, N. J. 

Elmer Wilson Demarest Bayonne, N. J. 

Henry Samuel Demarest Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Isaac I. Demarest Hackensack, N. J. 

John Garret Demarest Oradell, N. J. 

Milton Demarest Hackensack, N. J. 

Samuel S. Demarest Bergenfield, N. J. 

William H. S. Demarest New Brunswick, N. J. 

WilUam Curtis Demorest New York. 

David Demarest Denise Freehold, N. J. 

Edwin Stanton Denise Bayonne, N. J. 

Chauncey Mitchell Depew New York. 

Frederic Ashton de Peyster New York. 

John Henry De Ridder Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Abraham Van Dyck De Witt New London, Conn. 


Andrew Heennance De Witt Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Cornelius De Witt Norfolk, Va. 

Edward De Witt Englewood, N. J. 

George Gosman De Witt New York. 

Henry Clinton De Witt 

Jacob Walter De Witt Newark, N. J. 

Jerome De Witt Binghamton, N. Y. 

Jerome Pennington De Witt New York. 

Moses J. De Witt Newark, N.J. 

Peter De Witt New York. 

Sutherland De Witt Elmira, N. Y. 

Theodore De Witt New York. 

Thomas May De Witt Cleveland, O. 

William Cantine De Witt Brooklyn, N. Y. 

William G. De Witt New York. 

Anthony Dey ** 

Peter A. Dey Iowa City, Iowa. 

Richard Varick Dey San Francisco, Calif. 

Andrew Deyo Yonkers, N. Y. 

Emery Deyo Weehawken, N. J. 

Perry Deyo New Paltz, N. Y. 

Solomon Le Pevre Deyo New York. 

Walter Christian Deyo Hoboken, N. J. 

Morris H. Dillenbeck New York. 

John Henry Dingman Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Cornelius Ditmars 

Edward Wilson Ditmars 

Isaac Edward Ditmars 

John Ditmars 

Townsend Van Pelt Ditmars 

Charles Gibbons Douw Scotia, N. Y. 

Abraham B. Du Bois New Paltz, N. Y. 

Charles A. Du Bois New York. 

Cornelius Du Bois " 

Philip H. Du Bois New Paltz, N. Y. 

WilUam Edward Du Bois 

John Eignace Dumont Rochester, N. Y. 

Chester Bumdl Duryea New York. 

Harry Hendrick Duryea 

Hiram Duryea 

Charles Chauncey Duryee Schenectady, N. Y. 



Ernest Ndlson Duryee Newafk^iN.-'iy. 

Gtistavus Abed Duryee Pdham Manor, N.^Y^ 

Harvey Hoag Duryee Los Angeles, CaJif./ 

Jacob Eugene Duryee " " • •• ;;J,\; ^ 

Joseph Rankin Duryee New YoiVi^«. 

Peter Stanford Duryee Englewood, N. J. ^^ 

Charles Dusenberry, Jr Tuckahoe, N. Y. 

Charles Eagles Dusenberry Troy, N. Y. 

Charles Richard Dusenberry Yonkers, N. Y. 

Elias Warner Dusenberry BronxviUe, N. Y. 

Edwin Coles Dusenbury Lake Mahopac, N. Y. 

Henry Genet Dusenbury, Jr N. Hackensack, N. J. 

Charles Mason Dutcher Montdair, N. J. 

De Witt Parcefor Dutcher Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Frank Jerome Dutcher Hopedale, Mass. 

Malcolm Belden Dutcher Westfidd, N. J. 

Robert Roy Dutcher Brookl3rn, N. Y. 

Prank Hasbrouck Earle Newark, N. J. 

Clarence Edsall Colorado Springs, CoL 

Frederidc Dunning Edsall Brooklyn, N. Y. 

William Henry Edsall Wallingford, Conn. 

Dwight Lathrop Elmendorf New York. 

John Barker Elmendorf " 

William Burgess Elmendorf Albany, N. Y. 

William Stark Ehnendorf " 

Edward Elsworth Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Edward Wead Elsworth Watertpwn, N. Y. 

Eugene Elsworth Irvington, N. Y. 

Ezddd Jan Elting Yonkers, N. Y. 

Irving Elting Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Jacob Elting Clintondale, N. Y. 

Jesse Elting New Paltz, N. Y. 

Peter Jacobus Elting Yonkers, N. Y. 

Philip Elting Kingston, N. Y. 

Henry Eltinge Lloyd, N. Y. 

Everett James Essdstyn New York. 

Sherman Esselst3m Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Charles Brown Everson Syracuse, N. Y. 

Alfred Maurice Freer, Jr New York. 

Robert Livingston Fryer Buffalo, N. Y. 

Garret James Garretson Elmhurst, N. Y. 





.'Mitchell Packard Garxetson New York. 

Robert Godet Newport, R. I. 

kobert Walton Godet " " 

Louis William Groat New York. 

* ^^^ Edward Anson Groesbeck Albany, N. Y. 

Herman John Groesbeck Cincixmati, O. 

Leonard Harvey Groesbeck Syracuse, N. Y. 

Telford Groesbeck Cincinnati, O. 

Wm. Chichester Groesbeck Troy, N. Y. 

Wm. Gerard Groesbeck Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Alexander Reading Gulick New York. 

Amatt Reading Gulick 

Charlton Reading Gulick 

Emestus Schenck Gulick Garden City, N. Y. 

James Callbreath Gulick New York. 

John Callbreath Gulick 

Luther Halsey Gulick 

Andrew James Hageman Somerville, N. J. 

William White Hance Palenville, N. Y. 

Arthur Taber Hanson Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

John Warren Hardenbergh Jersey City, N. J. 

Thomas Eddy Hardenbergh New York. 

Frank Mitchell Hardenbrook " 

James Smith Haring Crafton, Penn. 

Teunis A. Haring Hackensack, N. J. 

Abraham Hasbrouck Kingston, N. Y. 

Alfred Hasbrouck Vancouver Barracks, Wash. 

Bruyn Hasbrouck New Paltz, N. Y. 

Com. Van Dyke Hasbrouck Rosendale, N. Y. 

Prank Hasbrouck Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Garrett Roosa Hasbrouck Dobbs Perry, N. Y. 

Gilbert D. B. Hasbrouck Kingston, N. Y. 

Henry Cornelius Hasbrouck Newburgh, N. Y. 

Howard Hasbrouck New York. 

Isaac Edgar Hasbrouck Brooklyn, N. Y. 

James Poster Hasbrouck New York. 

John Roswell Hasbrouck Larchmont, N. Y. 

Joseph Hasbrouck Dobbs Perry, N. Y. 

Joseph Edwin Hasbrouck Modena, N. Y. 

Levi Hasbrouck Ogdensburg, N. Y. 

Lotiis Bevier Hasbrouck New York. 




LfOuis Philip Hasbrouck Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Manning Hasbrouck " , - ?" 

Oscar Hasbrouck Wingdale, N. Y. 

Oscar Hasbrouck Cohoes,:N. Y. 

Sayer Hasbrouck Providence, R. I. 

William Pitch Hasbrouck Yonkers, N; Y. 

Lefferd M. A. Haughwout New York. 

Frederick Heermance Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Martin Heermance " " 

Radcliffe Heermance ** ** 

Forbes Heermans Syracuse, N. Y. 

Adrian Augustus Hegeman Black Mountain, N. C. 

Albert Clarence Hegeman New York. 

Charles Hegeman ** 

Daniel Andrew Hegeman Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Daniel Van Brunt Hegeman " " 

John Rogers Hegeman Mamaroneck, N. Y. 

Joseph Perot Hegeman Pittsburg, Penn. 

Clarence P. Hendricks East Kingston, N. Y. 

Francis Hendricks Syracuse, N. Y. 

Howard Hendricks Kingston, N. Y. 

Daniel Tilton Hendrickson Port Monmouth, N. J. 

Eugene Moulton Hendrickson Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Hubbard Hendrickson Bayside, N. Y. 

James P. Hendrickson Red Bank, N. J. 

William Henry Hendrickson 

Henry Williamson Hoagland Colorado Springs, Col. 

Ernest Peter Hoes Yonkers, N. Y. 

Roswell Randall Hoes Norfolk, Va. 

William Myers Hoes New York. 

Samuel Verplanck HoflEman Morristown, N. J. 

Francklyn Hogeboom New York. 

Garret S. M. Holdrum -. Westwood, N. J. 

John Henry Hopper Paterson, N. J. 

Robert Imlay Hopper " ** 

Frederick Augustus Hombeck Kansas City, Mo. 

George Preston Hotaling New York. 

David Harrison Houghtaling " 

Harmanus Barkuloo Hubbard Bayshore, N. Y. 

Timothy Ingraham Hubbard Babylon, N. Y. 

Edward Covert Hulst Flushing, N. Y. 

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Edward Tconpkins Hulst Poughkeepsie, N. Y 

Edmtind Niles Huyck Albany, N. Y 

Arthur Middleton Jacobus New York 

David Schenck Jacobus Jersey City, N. J 

John Wesley Jacobus New York 

Melancthon W. Jacobus Hartford, Conn 

Richard Mentor Jacobus East Orange, N. J 

William Colet Johnson Flushing, N. Y 

William Mindred Johnson Hackensack, N. J 

Charles Edward Johnston New York 

Frederic Rose Keator 

Harry Mayham Keator 

Saml. Jerman Keator, Jr 

Andrew Jackson Kiersted Philadelphia, Penn. 

Everest B. Kiersted Jersey City, N. J. 

Henry Stevens Kiersted San Francisco, Calif. 

Charles Augustus Kip Morristown, N. J. 

Clarence Van Steenbergh Kip New York. 

Elbert S. Kip Morristown, N. J. 

Frederic Ellsworth Kip Montdair, N. J. 

George Goelet Kip Morristown, N. J. 

Ira Andruss Kip New York. 

Ira Andruss Kip, Jr South Orange, N. J. 

Irving De Forest Kip Passaic, N. J. 

John Macy Kipp Clifton, N. J. 

Reuben Eugene Kipp Passaic, N. J. 

John Knickerbacker Troy, N. Y. 

Thos. Adams Knickerbacker ** " 

Francis D. Kouwenhoven Steinway, N. Y. 

Gerrit Kouwenhoven Brooklyn, N. Y. 

John Bennem Kouwenhoven Yonkers, N. Y. 

Peter Kouwenhoven Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Cleveland Coxe Lansing. Fort Leavenworth, Kans. 

Egbert Peake Lansing Cohoes, N. Y. 

George Dow Lansing Providence, R. I. 

Gerrit Yates Lansing Albany, N. Y. 

Hugh Henry Lansing Troy, N. Y. 

Isaac De Freest Lansing Albany, N. Y. 

James Albert Lansing Scranton, Penn. 

James B. W. Lansing Tenafly, N. J. 

John Townsend Lansing Albany, N. Y. 



Marshall Nanning Lansing Ti^7»;»Mi^nY-* 

Richard Lansing AlblMiyi-rN>fy.l/ 

Robert Lansing W^tertowo^ NaY. 

William Irving Lansing , Ptoyidefit^ {^I. 

Thomas Benton Lashar Bridgeport, CqK&/ 

Albert A. Lefever New Paltgh?MtvYf \, ^- 

Henry Bowman Le Fever .Modeoit, N. yS^*^^ 

Abram Philip Lefevre ..New Paltz, N. Y^* 

Edward Young LePevre Pallsburgh, N. Y. 

Egbert Le Pevre New York. 

Prank Jacob Le Pevre New Paltz, N. Y. 

Robert Lefferts East Moriches, N. Y. 

Edward Henry Leggett Albany, N. Y. 

Henry H. Longstreet Matawan, N. J. 

Henry Ditmas Lott Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Jerome Lott " " 

Charles Harries Lowe Dayton, O. 

Hiram Lozier Newburgh, N. Y. 

John Baldwin Lozier Oradell, N. J. 

Lemuel Lozier Hackensack, N. J. 

Theodore P. Lozier New York. 

Samuel Britton Luyster, Jr Brookljm, N. Y. 

Charles Edward Lydecker New York. 

Garret J. Lydecker Detroit, Mich. 

Thomas William Lydecker Englewood, N. J. 

John Marsellus Syracuse, N. Y. 

Max De Motte Marsellus Essex Pells, N. J. 

Arthur Haynsworth Masten New York. 

Howard Pranklin Mead " 

Isaac Pranklin Mead Caldwell, N. J. 

Abram Jacobus Mersdis Passaic, N. J. 

Adrian Meserole Brookl3m, N. Y. 

Clinton VanderbUt Meserole 

Walter Monfort Meserole ** " 

Benjamin Edmund Messier Montclair, N. J. 

Robert Ayres Messier Trenton, N. J. 

Charles Harold Montanye White Plains, N. Y. 

George Edward Montanye New York. 

John J. Morris " 

Alexander Hosack Mott " 

Hopper Striker Mott " 

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Albert James Myer Lake View, N. Y. 

£(lw&id Myers White Plains, N. Y. 

Johii Hays Myers " 

David Nevius New York. 

' Hie^ore Mdlick Nevius Glen Ridge, N. J. 

,. ^^^t*to P: Newkirk Jersey City, N. J. 

^C^SS^arence Garfield Newkirk 

' Eugene Newkirk 

Halsey Vreeland Newkirk 

Harry Meeker Newkirk Brooklyn, N. Y. 

James Stewart Newkirk Jersey City, N. J. 

George Englebert Nostrand Brooklyn, N. Y. 

John Lott Nostrand 

Andrew Joseph Onderdonk Manhasset, N. Y. 

Thomas William Onderdonk Brookl3ai, N. Y. 

William Stryker Opdyke Alpine, N. J. 

Jeremiah Palen Osterhoudt Kingston, N. Y. 

Alson B. Ostrander New York. 

Chas. Ferdinand Ostrander " 

John Edwin Ostrander Amherst, Mass. 

Frederic Posthof Ostrom New York. 

Hiram Roosevelt Ostrom " 

Samuel Outwater Riverside, Calif. 

Frank Archibald Palen Kingston, N. Y. 

David Vanderveer Perrine Freehold, N. J. 

Abraham Polhemus Newton Centre, Mass. 

James Suydam Polhemus Newark, N. J. 

John Arthur Polhemus New York. 

Livingston S. Post Paterson, N. J. 

Walter Post Passaic, N. J. 

Johannes Wilson Poucher Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Lewis Applegate Powelson Brooklyn, N. Y. 

John Howard Prall ^ Ehnhurst, N. Y. 

William Prall London, England. 

John Moffat Provoost Buffalo, N. Y. 

Andrew Jackson Provost Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Andrew Jackson Provost, Jr Richmond Hill, N. Y. 

Robert Clarence Pruyn Albany, N. Y. 

Franklin David Putnam Auburn, N. Y. 

Henry Forrest Quackenbos New York. 

Abraham C. Quackenbush ** 

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Cebra Quackenbush Hbosldrt^mY. 

Claire C. Quackenbush •;Aber<fce«i:;Wa&* 

Schuyler Quackenbush *.►..'. . TNfcw^'TaAb 

Jacob George Rapelje : ; rt^a;' Fyasai^ 

James P. Rappelyea . '. . . *.. . .Brtxfldyrf, Ww1fi[; 

Phoenix Remsen ; BabjtonAlitltE^ » .^-^ 

Henry IngersoU Riker .... ;. rNWY^S^l 

John Jackson Riker • - *' -^t 

De Witt Clinton Romaine ** . 

James A. Romeyn Hackensack, N. J. 

De Witt Roosa Kingston, N. Y. 

Frederick Rowland Roosa New York. 

Harvey Edward Roosa " 

Jay Hardenburgh Roosa Kingston, N. Y. 

John Percival Roosa Monticello, N. Y. 

Tracy Louis Roosa New York. 

William Minard Roosa " 

Frederick Roosevelt " 

Robert B. Roosevelt 

Theodore Roosevelt Oyster Bay, N. Y. 

WilUam Niooll Sill Sanders Albany, N. Y, 

Gilbert Barker Sayres Jamaica, N. Y. 

Charles De Bevoise Schenck Englewood, N. J. 

Charles Lott Schenck Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Douglas Satterlee Schenck Jersey City, N. J. 

Frederick Brett Schenck Englewood, N. J. 

Henry De Bevoise Schenck Brookl3m, N. Y, 

Mervin Ryerson Schenck Wyoming, N. J. 

Robert Percy Schenck Jersey City, N. J. 

Vincent Rowland Schenck " 

Arthur F. Schermerhom New York. 

Charles A. Schermerhom " 

E. Gibert Schermerhom ** 

George F. Schermerhom Rutherford, N. J. 

J. Maus Schermerhom New York. 

Julian Hiram Schermerhom Jersey City, N. J. 

Myron Schermerhom New Haven, Conn. 

Nicholas I. Schermerhom Schenectady, N. Y. 

Simon Schermerhom ** " 

William G. Schermerhom ** " 

William WyckoflE Schomp Walden. N. Y. 


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iAdriSAlir O. ^ Schoonmaker Montclair, N. J. 

Clareaioe H. Schoonmaker Kingston, N. Y. 

PseZfericK" W. Schoonmaker Montclair, N. J. 

(3»orge W. Schooimiaker Jamaica, N. Y. 

StaikBd Ro& Schoonmaker Brooklyn, N. Y. 

**^, rZjS&Mti Schoonmaket New York. 

^m^^ffSBies Mt. Schoonmaker Pittsburg, Penn. 

3?i.;Nathaniel R. Schoonmaker Plainfield, N. J. 

Samuel V. Schoonmaker Newburgh, N. Y. 

Sylvanus L. Schoonmaker New York. 

George W. Schurman " 

Jacob Gould Schurman Ithaca, N. Y. 

Charles Edward Schuyler Dobbs Perry, N. Y. 

Hamilton Schuyler Trenton, N. J. 

Montgomery R. Schuyler New York. 

PhiUp Van R. Schuyler 

Sidney Sdiieflfelin Schuyler Plainfield, N. J. 

Stephen Schuyler Watervliet, N. Y. 

Walter Grinnell Schuyler New York. 

Charles Edgar Simonson W. New Brighton, N. Y. 

William Abram Simonson New York. 

Richard Garrett Sip Jersey City, N. J. 

David Schuyler Skaats New York. 

Joseph Hegenmn Skillman Flushing, N. Y. 

Bevier Has Brouck Sleght Newark, N. J, 

David Barnes Sleight Arlington, N. Y. 

Peter Roosevelt Sleight 

George Wayne Slingerland Hackensack, N. J. 

Israel Madison Slingerland Payetteville, N. Y. 

WiUiam Harris Slingerland Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

William Henry Slingerland Slingerlands, N. Y. 

Allan Campbell LfCe Smidt New York. 

Prank Bishop Smidt " 

Alfred Melvin Snedeker " 

Charles Dippolt Snedeker Perth Amboy, N. J 

Isaac Snedeker Brooklyn, N. Y 

David Springsteen Elmhurst, N. Y 

J. Henry Staats New York 

Edward Stagg Leonia, N. J 

Peter Westervelt Stagg Hackensack, N. J 

James Henry Starin Homer, N. Y 



John Bright Stevens ;..... .Ne^-¥«k. 

John Edwin StiUweU .'rJ:'- >*♦ i-**" 

Elias Boudinot Stockton West t>i%ig^ N; J. 

Clarence Storm •. . •'. . ; .7. .Ne# Yofk. 

Irving Graham Stonn Poughkeepde; M. Y.v 

John Hall Stoutenbnrgh . ; . : iNew-Wock.; - ^ v 

John Edwards Stryker .-. . V.V.St/Pjwil/Mtal^ \' ./ 

Samuel Stanhope Stryker .^iiladelphia', Perm* • :^ ' 

Peter J. Stuyvesant ."". . . New York. ,. . ^ 

William Pierre Stymus, Jr Port Chester, N. Y. 

Charles Edward Stirdam Morristown, N. J. 

Arthur Peter Sutphen Somerville, N. J- 

Carlyle Edgar Sutphen Newark, N. J. 

Carlyle Edgar Sutphen, Jr " " 

Duncan Dunbar Sutphen New York. 

Herbert Sands Sutphen Newark, N. J. 

John Schureman Sutphen New York. 

Theron Yeomans Sutphen Newark, N. J. 

William Potter Sutphen Bloomfield, N. J. 

Bemardus Suydam Elmhurst, N. Y. 

Charles Crooke Suydam Elizabeth, N. J. 

Evert Suydam Brooklyn, N. Y. 

James Suydam Philadelphia, Pemi. 

Lambert Suydam New York. 

Lambert Suydam, Jr ** 

Walter Lispenard Suydam Blue Point, N. Y. 

William Parrington Suydam Honesdale, Penn. 

Roland Burbank Swart Glen Ridge, N. J. 

Charles Brown Swartwood Elmira, N. Y. 

John Benjamin Swartwout Richmond, Va. 

William Merrill Swartwout Troy, N. Y. 

James Macfarlane Tappen New York. 

Richard Tappen Kingston, N. Y. 

George Gregg Teller Cranford, N. J. 

Henry Moore Teller Denver, Colo. 

Myron Teller Kingston, N. Y. 

Charles C. Ten Broeck " " 

Rensselaer Ten Broeck Hillsdale, N. Y. 

William E. Ten Broeck Highland Park, 111. 

James Ten Eyck Albany, N. Y. 

John Irving Terhtme Paterson, N. J. 


Nidiolas Terhune New York. 

Peter Christie Terhune Hackensack, N. J. 

Walt^ Terhune 

WarreO' Jay Terhune Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Heary Traphagen Jersey City, N. J. 

Avlbur Dickinson Truaz New York. 

^ Jjtfnes Reflgles Truax Schenectady, N. Y. 

.WiUiam Ellsworth Truex Freehold, N. J. 

Charles H. B. Turner Lewes, Del. 

Francis Jay Underhill New York. 

Harry John Van Allen Utica, N. Y. 

John Delbert Van Allen Clinton, la. 

William Harmon Van Allen Boston, Mass. 

Philip Van Alstine Spring Valley, N. Y. 

Lawrence Van Alstyne Sharon, Conn. 

Percy W. Van Alstyne Plainfield, N. J. 

WiUiam Van Alstyne 

William B. Van Alstyne New York. 

Daniel Lewis Van Antwerp Albany, N. Y. 

Dudley S. Van Antwerp Montdair, N. J. 

Frederick G. Van Antwerp 

Thomas C. Van Antwerp Cincinnati, O. 

Thomas Irwin Van Antwerp Albany, N. Y, 

William C. Van Antwerp New York. 

Henry Van Arsdale Newark, N. J. 

David H. Van Auken Cohoes, N. Y. 

Elias T. Van Benschoten Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

John Van Benschoten " " 

William H. Van Benschoten West Park, N. Y. 

William H. Van Benschoten East Orange, N. J. 

C. Carl Van Benscoter Brookville, Penn. 

William A. Van Benscoter Detroit, Mich. 

Walter Van Benthuysen New Orleans, La. 

Frederick T. Van Beuren New York. 

Arthur Hoffman Van Brunt " 

Charles Van Brunt Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Cornelius B. Van Brunt " " 

Edmund Cluett Van Brunt Leonia, N. Y. 

Jaques Van Brunt Brookl3m, N. Y. 

Jeremiah R. Van Brunt " " 

John Lott Van Brunt Westwood, N. J. 



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Ralph Albert Van Brant ^ . .Schenertidy, fJ. ¥. 

Charles Henry Van Buren ; . . .Elfiihtir&t/Nv Y. " 

John Dash Van Buren /.l«Je*?tBrigh«Dcr,J*:Y.^ 

Arthur Van Buskirk ., .'. y •'V .^HadoMMldc, N. i^, 

Charles John Van Buskirk 1.. .. ;...-. i*^" ' . . •>**•* ^ / . 

De Witt Van Buskirk . . .Ba^wftme^JSjit^" 

John R. Van Buskirk •. .V.'. : c •.BrooM^^-'Nr^^ ^ ^ 

John C. Van Cleaf /./..Mtmtclaikr^i^^sr ?^ 

James Wallace Van Cleave /:..:.: .fit. Louis, Mo5^^*- 

Henry Howell Van Cleef Poughkeepde, N. Yi?-^-^ 

James Henry Van Cleef New Brunswick, N. J, 

Flank Van Cleve Paterson, N. J. 

Garret Van Cleve Clifton, N. J, 

James S. Van Cortlandt Croton, N. Y. 

Lincoln Van Cott Brookl3m, N. Y. 

Marshall Blake Van Cott 

Pierrepont Van Cott 

Waldemar Van Cott Salt Lake, Utah. 

John W. Van Demark New York. 

Francis I. Vander Beek, Jr " 

Isaac Paulis Vander Beek Jersey City, N. J. 

Prank Fellows Vanderhoef New York. 

George W. Vanderhoef. 

Harman B. Vanderhoef 

Nathaniel W. Vanderhoef 

Charles A. VanderHoof Locust, N. J. 

William M. Vanderhoof East Orange, N. J, 

Samuel Oakley Vander Poel New York. 

Waldron B. Vander Poel 

W5mant Davis Vanderpool Morristown, N. J. 

Albert Vander Veer Albany, N. Y. 

Albert Vander Veer, Jr New York, 

David A. Vander Veer Freehold, N. J. 

Edgar Albert Vander Veer Albany, N. Y. 

Edward Bennett Vanderveer Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Henry Boerum Vanderveer 

James Newell Vander Veer Albany, N. Y. 

John Reeve Vanderveer Mt. Kisco, N. Y. 

Seeley Vander Veer New York. 

Alfred Van Derwerken Brookl3m, N. Y. 

Albert H. Van Deusen Washington, D. C. 





Prank M. Van Deusen Sylacauga, Ala. 

George Clark Van Deusen Albany, N. Y. 

Charl^&^O; <Va£i Devanter Leesburg, Va. 

Qiristopker Van Deventer Chicago, 111. 

. Oeo*ge M. Van Deventer Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'f^QifBbe Vaa^ Deventer Knoxville, Tenn. 

V^ jauDaes T. .Vter Deventer 

i* ^JWe**o* Van de Water New York. 

^fT^^hn C. Van De Water Flushing, N. Y. 

***i'X<5tiis Otis Van Doren ; New York. 

Nathaniel G. Van Doren Newark, N. J. 

P. A. V. Van Doren Princeton, N. J. 

William Van Dom Freehold, N. J. 

Ftank Leslie Van Dusen Mohawk, N. Y. 

Bdward Seguin Van Duyn Syracuse, N. Y. 

John VanDuyn 

Harrison Van Duyne Newark, N. J. 

Henry Sayre Van Duzer New York. 

Henry Van Dyke Princeton, N. J. 

Henry Seward Van Dyke Los Angeles, Calif. 

Herbert Van Dyke New York. 

Theodore A. Van Dyke, Jr Devon, Penn. 

Thomas Kittera Van Dyke Harrisburg, Penn. 

William Van Dyke Detroit, Mich. 

Wesley Van Emburgh Ridgewood, N. J. 

Amos Van Etten Rondout, N. Y. 

Edgar Van Etten New York. 

John De Camp Van Etten Tuckahoe, N. Y. 

Nathan Bristol Van Etten New York. 

Frank Van Fleet 

Amos Corwin Van Gaasbeek Orange, N. J. 

Harvey D. Van Gaasbeek Sussex, N. J. 

Louis Bevier Van Gasbeek Kingston, N. Y. 

John Banta Van Gieson Hackensack, N. J. 

George E. Van Guysling Los Angeles, Calif. 

Charles M. Van Heusen Albany, N. Y. 

David W. Van Hoesen Cortland, N. Y. 

Edmtmd F. Van Hoesen Tonopah, Nev. 

Henry Bartlett Van Hoesen Truxton, N. Y. 

Roy William Van Hoesen. . . *. Franklinville, N. Y. 

Francis Charles Van Horn Newport, R.'I. 

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Prank Milton Van Horn .: .Kto«rRoH(|plle, IJI. If. 

Byron G. Van Home \-. . .\ :Piigiefii^x)4, N» J. 

John Garrett Van Home i: *.: : >.., flur JX'ork. 

John Russell Van Home v, .:. .-r . . j ;a #•/? *\ ,.: 

Stephen Van A. Van Home >^* ^^l. ;'/... - "t" 

Abraham Z. Van Houten .7-; •. . -f: r*. .-Pa^MUC.- N. jhj, ., 

George Dexter Van Houten W .;. .vEv«ffefB^ujN: 3f? *' 

Isaac Van Houten i;-/.-; . > . ^Pttte^pivli^jjJ. 

Zabriskie A. Van Houten .:i, .;..;, .P^SSMc^ NiH?" - '^ f 

CharlesF. Van Inwegen r . ; . -^Part JefiV|»rN.'lS^.>^* V 

Cornelius Van Inwegen Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Charles A. Van Keuren Jersey City, N. J. 

Fred Corley Van Keuren Newark, N. J. 

George Van Keuren Bnglewood, N. J. 

Graham Van Keuren, Jersey City, N. J. 

WilUam Van Keuren, " 

Charles Mayer Van Kleeck New York. 

Prank Van Kleeck Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Theodore Van Kleeck 

William Henry Van Kleeck New York. 

Alfred Buttler Van Liew Bloomfield, N. J. 

Henry Augustus Van Liew New York. 

Andrew B. Van Loan " 

Charles L. Van Loan CatskiU, N. Y. 

Eugene Van Loan Athens, N. Y. 

Prederick W. Van Loan New York, 

James C. P. Van Loan 

Joseph Thompson Van Loan 

Morton Van Loan Albany, N. Y. 

Thomas Van Loan Brooklyn, N. Y. 

2tfelah Van Loan Hempstead, N. Y. 

George Gomez Van Mater Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Gilbert Taylor Van Mater Keyport, N. J. 

Jacob Rapdye Van Mater Passaic, N. J. 

Calvin Decker Van Name Mariners' Harbor, N. Y. 

David Barcalow Van Name *' " " 

Raymond D. Van Name Brookl3m, N. Y. 

Prederick Lattan Van Ness Orange, N. J. 

Melville Cornelius Van Ness Paterson, N. J. 

Russell Van Ness New York. 

Schuyler Waldron Van Ness Newark, N. J. 




Wallace TTia 'Nftft. Newark, N. J, 

Wallace Maftin Van Ness Paterson, N. J. 

Prank Rofe Van Nest Up. Montdair, N. J. 

George Willett Van Nest Tuxedo Park, N. Y. 

Ottomar H. Van Norden« New York. 

^Theodore L. Van Norden South Salem, N. Y. 

Warner Vto^Norden New York. 

V|Ati«fr W. Vatn Norden 

f5BbgustugT. Van Nostrand Phelps, N. Y. 

J* .Charles B. Van Nostrand New York. 

Frank Daniel Van Nostrand Philadelphia, Penn. 

John Everitt Van Nostrand Evergreen, N. Y. 

James Edgar Van Olinda Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Walter King Van Olinda 

Albert Randell Van Orden Montclair, N. J. 

Philip Vernon Van Orden Catskill, N. Y. 

WiUiam Van Orden 

George Sowdon Van Pelt New York. 

Henry Trenor Van Pelt New York. 

John Jacob Van Pelt Brooklyn, N. Y. 

John Vredenburg Van Pelt 

Townsend C. Van Pelt Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Walter Graham Van Pelt Los Angeles, Calif. 

William Johnson Van Pelt New York. 

William R. P. Van Pelt Brooklyn, N. Y. 

John J. Van Rensselaer Dongan Hills, N. Y. 

William K. Van Reypen Washington, D. C. 

Abram Zeek Van Riper Paterson, N. J. 

Alfred Jacob Van Riper 

Anthony Bowden Van Riper 

Arthur Ward Van Riper Passaic, N. J. 

Cornelius Van Riper 

John Terhtme Van Riper 

Julius Fernando Van Riper Westfield, N. J. 

Richard Van Santvoord New York. 

Seymour Van Santvoord Troy, N. Y. 

Eugene Van Schaick New York. 

Henry Van Schaick " 

John Van Schaick Cobleskill, N. Y. 

John Van Sickle Auburn, N. Y. 

Gilliam Schenck Van Siden Brooklyn, N. Y. 

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Howard Van Sinderen \ .:'..'■. vf. . . •.•.Iffev^JYork. 

Hebbard Kimball Van Size •.•.'. /:.';•;*.' .Utibar N: Y. 

Cyrus M. Van Slyck rr* .iPSw^Jfece: R. I. 

George Pinch Van Slyck .v,J^-:; ?. '. :'v. .. ..Njew York. 

George Whitfield Van Slyck. ....... i T. •. :'■.'. ... ' " 

George W. Van Slyke .''.Cf.'. /. :''>.{ Albany, N. X. 

John Gamsey Van Slyke ......wr. !:.•.*.' .^'Kin^Sbfe,^. Y. 

John Oliver Van Slyke ; ; „: T';"; .'. . Jertey tSt]^, N. J. 

Warren Clark Van Slyke ;• .•.• f . .' ' . . .. : N«f Ydfk. 

William Hoag Van Slyke ; . ; .^J.;;-. . Albatif, J^.Y^v^^V 

Bennett Van Syckd Trenton, N. J. 

Charles Sloan Van Syckel " " 

Lamar Van Syckel Plainfield, N. J. 

Prank L. Van Tassell Passaic, N. J. 

Richard Lacy Van Tassell " 

James Augustus Van Valen Hackensack, N. J. 

John L. Van Valkenburgh Albany, N. Y. 

Ralph D. Van Valkenburgh Scranton, Penn. 

R. H. Van Valkenburgh Schenectady, N. Y. 

Charles D. Van Vechten Cedar Rapids, la. 

Ralph Van Vechten Chicago, 111. 

Abram Blip Van Vleck New York. 

Charles King Van Vleck Hudson, N. Y. 

John Monroe Van Vleck Middletown, Conn. 

William David Van Vleck Montclair, N. J. 

William Henry Van Vleck Red Bank, N. J. 

Dense Mairs Van Vliet Plainfield, N. J. 

Frederick C. Van Vliet Shrewsbury, N. J. 

Frederick Gilbert Van Vliet New York. 

George Stockwell Van Vliet Staatsburg, N. Y. 

William Downs Van Vliet Goshen, N. Y. 

Horace Silliman Van Voast Schenectady, N. Y. 

James Van Voast Cincinnati, O. 

James Albert Van Voast Schenectady, N. Y. 

Rufus Adrian Van Voast Cincinnati, O. 

Philip Van Volkenburgh New York. 

Thos. S. Van Volkenburgh 

Eugene Van Voorhis Ironduquoit, N. Y. 

Alexander H. Van Vorst Utica, N. Y. 

Frederick Boyd Van Vorst Hackensack, N. J. 

Josiah Van Vranken Schenectady, N. Y. 



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Ge(u W. Van Vrcdenburgh Chicago, 111. 

Bleecker.Van, Wagen©n Alstead Center, N. H. 

Baston Vaaa-Wagenen New Paltz, N. Y. 

Henry W.' Van Wagenen Morristown, N. J. 

John B. "Van Wagenen Orange, N. J. 

Jdim.Hichai'd Van Wagenen Oxford, N. Y. 

^mest.%an Van Wagner New York. 

Jtoy; ^SToblir Van'Wagner Waterbury, Conn. 

r . jf^ppb ¥^ "Wagoner. Ridgewood, N. J. 

^'::J^^Jn3^h^ Van WiiJde.' Newark, N. J. 

Arthur Ward Van Winkle Rutherford, N. J. 

Charles Arthur Van Winkle 

Daniel Van Winkle Jersey City, N. J. 

Edgar Beach Van Winkle New York. 

Edo Van Winkle Paterson, N. J. 

Edward Van Winkle Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Prank Oldis Van Winkle Ridgewood, N. J. 

Henry B. Van Winkle Paterson, N. J. 

Henry L. Van Winkle San Prandsco, Calif. 

John Albert Van Winkle Paterson, N. J. 

Marshall Van Winkle Jersey City, N. J. 

Thomas Earle Van Winkle " 

Waling W. Van Winkle Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Jacob Van Woert Greig, N. Y. 

James Burtis Van Woert f 

William Van Woert Montclair, N. J. 

William H. Van Wormer Albany, N. Y. 

Albert Van Wyck Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Augustus Van Wyck ** " 

David Barnes Van Wyck Manchester Bridge, N. Y. 

Frederick Van Wyck West Islip, N. Y. 

Henry Mesier Van Wyck New Hambtirg, N. Y. 

Jacob Southart Van Wyck Brookljm, N. Y. 

Joseph Van Wyck Arlington, N. Y. 

Philip Van R. Van Wyck Summit, N. J. 

Robert A. Van Wyck New York. 

Samuel Van Wyck Brooklyn, N. Y. 

William Van Wyck 

William Van Wyck New York. 

• William Edward Van Wyck 

Milton Bums Van Zandt ** 

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Jacob Storm Varick. .•.•.-.•.Sttflqu^ttana.Penli. 

John Leonard Varick .-..< .-..•. ?;'iNew York. 

Theodore Romeyn Varick ;..*.... .'NeW ISsfimig-Cowi. 

Theodore R. Varick, III. ........ i xtkr^ 'Brmsmick, N. J. 

Charles Stuart Vedder. %*.•.•.%•. .«.'-. >XSliarlestoti, S* C. 

Commodore Perry Vedder. . . . .- . .• tBHMM^ille/N. Y. 

Harmon Albert Vedder ...•.».% f»!V*<^V.^''.NW.yort 

Matas Rosa Vedder .•.• . .»: .'CfeMh»eIl,lSv J*r 

Wentworth Darcy Vedder . . .-: :0 *^\\ fWtl&hiko, P«b. 

Andrew Truax Veeder .-./.^ ;'r.'»;ifttbb«rg^**>Wig,*^'^ ^. 

Eugene W. Veeder, Jr Schenectady, N. Y. 

Eugene Wood Veeder 

Herman Greig Veeder Pittsburg, Penn. 

Ten Eyck De Witt Veeder Washington, D. C. 

Van Vechten Veeder New York. 

Cornelius C. Vermeule East Orange, N. J. 

John D. Vermeule New Brighton, N. Y. 

Samuel Verplanck Pishkill-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

William Gordon Ver Planck New York. 

John Jay Vide Bronxville, N. Y. 

Maurice A. Viele New York. 

Sheldon Thompson Viele Buffalo, N. Y. 

Edward Willett Visscher Albany, N. Y. 

William Leversee Visscher " " 

Albert Van Brunt Voorhees Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Albert Van B. Voorhees, Jr 

Anson Augustus Voorhees Up. Montdair, N. J. 

Charles C. V. Voorhees Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Edwin Strange Voorhees Rodcy Hill, N. J. 

Foster MacGowan Voorhees Elizabeth, N. J. 

Harvey McLean Voorhees Trenton, N. J. 

John A. Voorhees Brooklyn, N. Y. 

John Jacob Voorhees Jersey City, N. J. 

John Jay Voorhees, Jr " " 

John Stanley Voorhees Cranford, N. J. 

Judah Back Voorhees Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Stephen Prands Voorhees Nyack, N. Y. 

Theodore Voorhees Philaddphia, Penn. 

Willard Penfidd Voorhees New Brunswick, N. J. 

Arthur Voorhis New York. 

Augustus Marvin Voorhis Nyack, N. Y. 


Ernest Voorkis. . ,^ ; New York. 

Jacob Voorhis • Greenwich, Conn. 

Jolm R. VocMThki New York. 

Bepjamin P. Vo^bf^r^. • . . , Berlin, Md. 

Royden W. Vofiburgji.. New Brighton, N. Y. 

Theodore Voabvgh Buffalo, N. Y. 

Edward hn Vred«Qbttrgh Bayonne, N. J. 

La Rue Vi^denburgh Somerville, N. J. 

WilBam tL Vredenburgh Freehold, N. J. 

tQlHMie^ Musk . Vxeelaad Jersey City, N. J. 

'" Hamilton Vreeland '. " 

Herbert Harold Vreeland New York. 

Joseph Warren Vreeland Jersey City, N. J. 

Nehemiah Vreeland .Paterson, N. J. 

Nicholas Vreeland Jersey City, N. J. 

Garret Dorset Wall Vroom Trenton, N. J. 

Peter Dumont Vroom " " 

Harold William Vrooman Kokomo, Ind. 

Isaac Henry Vrooman, Jr Albany, N. Y. 

John Wright Vrooman Herkimer, N. Y. 

Wellington Vrooman Parkersburgh, W. Va. 

Cornelius A. Waldron Waterford, N. Y. 

Frederick Rice Waldron Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Herbert Metlar Waldron New Brunswick, N. J. 

William Gunsaul Waldron Amsterdam, N. Y. 

Francis Livingston Wandell New York. 

Edward Lansing Wemple 

Evert Jansen Wendell 

James Arthur Wendell 

Willis Wendell Amsterdam, N. Y 

John Calvin Westervelt New York 

Josiah Arnold Westervelt " 

Vincent Ralph Westervelt Schenectady, N. Y 

Walter Westervelt Englewood, N. J 

William Young Westervelt New York 

Andrew Jesse Whitbeck Boston, Mass 

John Van Buren Wicoflf Plainsboro, N. J 

George D. Williamson Wyoming, N. J 

Royden Williamson San Francisco, Calif 

Alonzo Winne Kingston, N. Y 

Charles K. Winne Albany, N. Y 


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Charles Visscher Winne w . . . ^ . . lAlbany, N. Y. 

Harry Bonesteel Winne •. * ; , ^. . iKragston, N. Y. 

Ogden Fremont Winne *...'.>.::..► •• ^** '* 

Willis Alvin Winne ....../... ^Albany, N. Y. 

John Winner '*.,.*.-.. .Jersey City, N. J. 

Clark Witbeck ^ r ^. . /..Schenectady, N. Y. 

Clarence Hood Woolsey , *'. . . . Middletown, Conn. 

Jacob Rynier Wortendyke. . . . ;'. . Jersey^ity, N. J. 

Nicholas D. Wortendyke w ; ^ «< * * «< «« 


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Reynier Jacob Wortendyke ^ . . ** */* . *i^ \ 

Charles R. WyckoflE. Jr ..'. . .BrooklynVN. Y. ^?- * 

Charles Sterling Wyckoflf 

Clarence Johnson Wyckoff 

Edwin Morton Wyckoff Brighton, N. Y. 

Ferdinand Lott Wyckoff Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Joseph Lewis Wyckoff Holyoke, Mass. 

Peter Wyckoff Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Peter B. Wyckoff New York. 

Richard Tuttle Wyckoff Springfield, Mass. 

William Forman Wyckoff Jamaica, N. Y. 

Edward Judson Wynkoop Syracuse, N. Y. 

James Yereance New York. 

Aaron J. Zabriskie Newark, N. J. 

Albert A. Zabriskie Hudson, N. Y. 

Andrew Christian Zabriskie Barrytown, N. Y. 

Christian Brevoort Zabriskie Glenridge, N. J. 

David Demarest Zabriskie Ridgewood, N. J. 

Edgar Zabriskie Maplewood, N. J. 

Edward Graham Zabriskie New York. 

Everett Law Zabriskie Ridgewood, N. J. 

Frederick Conldin Zabriskie Hackensack, N. J. 

George Albert Zabriskie Tenafly, N. J. 

John Banta Zabriskie Wyckoff, N. J. 

Josiah H. Zabriskie Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Simeon Templeton Zabriskie New York. 

William Hastings Zabriskie Hackensack, N. J. 


Mar. 14, t885..TheodoreRomeTnWestbTookKmgstoii,N, Y Oct. 6, 1865 

Jnne 35, 1885. .Stephen Melanctbon Ostnm- 

der Brooklyn, N. Y Nov. 19. 1885 

U&r. 14, i885..JohnD. VanBiirea Newbnrgh, N. Y....Dec. I, 1885 

Dec 33, 1S85.. James Westervdt Quacken* 

bush Hacteuack, N. J.-.M^T. 6,1886 

Mar. 14, 188S- -Augustus W.Wynlaxip Einderhook, N. Y...April 18, 1886 

Mar. 14, 1883. .David Van Nostnod New York June 14, 1886 

Mar. 14, i885..JohnThunnaoVanWyck... New York Nov. 33, 1S86 

Dec. 33, 1885. John Van Vorat Jeraey City, N. J....Feb. 4, 1887 

June 35, i885..Bartow White Van Voorhis.. New York Aprils?, 1887 

Mar. 14, 1885. .William Van Wyck New York May 38,1887 

June 35, 1885. .ClarenceR-VanBenthuyaen. New York July 18, 1887 

Jun« 35, 1885. .Aaron J. Vanderpoel New York Aug. 33, 1887 

April 30, i885..Come]iu3 V.S.Roosevelt SouthOrange,N. J..Sept. 30, 1887 

Dec. 30, 1886. .Barent Arent Mynderse Schenectady, N. Y..Oct. 3, 1887 

Mar. 14, i885..TheodoreRonieyn Varick.... Jersey City, N. J.... Nov, 33, 1887 

Oct. 37, 1887. .Henry James Ten Eyck Albany, N. Y Nov. 39, 1887 

Mar. 14, 1885.. Henry H. Van Dyke New York Jan. 33, 1888 

Oct. 37, 1887.. David D. Acker New York Mar. 33, 1888 

Dec 30, 1886. .George Washington Schuyler .Ithaca, N.Y Mar. 39, 188S 

D«c 33, 1883.. Benjamin Stevens Van Wyck. New York Aug. 31, 1888 

Mar. 39, i88S..Henry R. Low Middletown, N. Y. Dec. 1, 1888 

April 30, 1885..W. A. OgdenHegeman New York Dec. 34, 1888 

Dec. 7, i888..John J. Van Nostrand Brooklyn, N.Y Jan. 7, 1889 

Dec. 33, 1883.. Abraham Lott Brooklyn, N.Y Jan, 13, 1869 

June 35, i88s..Joha Voorhees Van Woert... New York Jan. 34, 1889 

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Jtme 35, 1885.. Gardiner Baker Van Votst;.. New Yoi1t..;..< Feb. 5,1889 

Oct. 35, 1886.. Edward Y.Lansing AlbAay.Nj Y..*....Mar. 8,1889 

Oct. 35, 1886. .Cornelius M. Schoonnudcerr.^Siirigstatr^l^.l^:. . .Mar. 15, 1889 
May I9» 1887. .Theodore C. Vermilye .SUtai Iil«od» N. Y.Mar. 31, 1889 

Dec. 33» 1885. .Henry Everett Roosevelt New York April 29, 1890 

May 19, Z887. .Thomas Storm New York May i, 1890 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Sidney De Kay Staten Island, N. Y.Aug. 30, 1890 

Dec. 8, i888..GeorgeW. VanVlack PalatineB*dge, N.Y. Sept. 7,1890 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Edward Van Kleeck Poughkeepsie, N. Y.Nov. 13, 1890 

June 35, 1885. .Jacob W. Hoysradt Hudson, N. Y.. . . . .Nov. 15, 1890 

May 19, 1887. .Cornelius Rapelye Astoria, N. Y Nov. 30, 1890 

Mar. 38, 1889. .NicoU Floyd Elmendoif New York Nov. 35, 1890 

Oct. 35, 1886. .Charles B. Lansing Albany, N. Y Dec. i, 1890 

Oct. 37, 1887. .Coert Du Bois New York Jan. i, 1891 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Charles E. Conover Middletown, N. J.. .Jan. 9, 1891 

Dec. 30, 1886. .Leonard G. Hun Albany, N. Y Mar. 11, 1891 

April 6, 1886. .George G. DeWitt Nyack, N. Y April 33, 1891 

Mar. 39, 1888. .Hugh B. Van Deventer New York April 37, 1891 

Oct. 35, 1886. .Peter Van Schaick Pru3m Kinderhook, N. Y. .May 3, 1891 

Nov. 17, 1885. .Henry Jackson Van Dyke . . .Brooklyn, N. Y May 35, 1891 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Charles Livingston Acker New York May 36, 1891 

Mar. 39, 1888. .John Baker Stevens New York June 10, 1891 

April 6, 1886. .Garret Van Nostrand Nyack, N. Y June 15, 1891 

Dec. 33, 1887. .John Peter Adriance Poughkeepsie, N. Y.June 18, 1891 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Eugene Du Bois Staten Island, N. Y.June 36, 1891 

Oct. 37, 1887. .Henry W. Teller Pompton Pl'ns, N. J.July 3» 1891 



April 30, 1885. .Garret Lansing Schuyler. . . . .New Vork:: :'. 1 .;. . .April 30, 1889 

Mar. 38, 1889. .James Riker ; ^ayerli^, lit Y.'.^ . . July 3, 1889 ,^ 

April 6, 1886 . . Martin John Ryerson . : . .'. .". Bk^mingd^Ee^^. J. -July 30, 1889 ; 
Oct. 35, 1886. .Augustus A. Hardenbetgli . .. Jerd^ Citjr, N.'JV.'. .'Oct. 5, 1889 
' June 30, i885..HooperCunimingVanV6flrt.'.Kew Ybrk.*fr:\'l'1.\0e^ 26, 1889 

Mar. 30, 1887. .John Waling Van Winkle Passaic, N. J #Novs. 3t.^89 

Oct. 37, 1887 . .John Enders Voorhees Amsterdam, N. Y. . . Nov. siS, 1889 

June 35, 1885. . Abram Bovee Van Dusen New York Dec. 19, 1889 

April 30, 1885 . .Henry Jacob Schenck New York Dec. 30, 1889 

April 6, 1886. .William Voorhis Nyack, N. Y Jan. 4, 1890 

Dec. 33, 1887 . . Louis V. D. Hardenbefgh .... Brooklyn, N. Y Jan. 4, 1890 

Dec. 33, 1887.. John H.Suydam New York Jan. 8, 1890 

Dec. 33, 1887. .John Schermerhom Schenectady, N. Y..Jan. 27, 1890 

Dec. 8, 1888. .William Bross Chicago, 111 Jan. 28, 1890 

Mar. 30, 1887 . .John Barent Visscher Albany, N. Y Jan. 31, 1890 

Mar. 38, 1889. .Edgar Van Benthuysen New Orleans, La.. . .Mar. 21, 1890 



Oct. 25, 1886. . George Washington Van SlykeAlbany* N. Y Aug. 11, 1891 

Dec. 7, 1888.. Jacob Glea Sanders Albany, N.Y Sept. 28, 1891 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Anthony G.VaaSduttck Chicago, 111 Oct. 13,1891 

Dec. 23, 1885. .William Harrisoo Van. Wyck. New York Nov. 15, 1891 

Dec. 7, 1 888.. Peter Van Vranken Port Albany,N. Y Dec. 13, 1891 

April 30, 1885. .Jacob Dyckman Vermilye New York Jan» 2, 1892 

Mar. 28, 1889. .John Nelson Van Wagoer Troy, N. Y Peb. 7, 1892 

Mar. 26, 1891 . .Junius Scbenck.*. . . . .' .". Brooklyn, N. Y Peb. 15, 1892 

\ June 15, 1886. .Van Wyck Brinkerfaoff New York Peb. 25, 1892 

'.. April 6, 1886. .Nictiblas Van Slyck. . ... . Providence, R. I Mar. 3, 1892 

Deq, 23, 1385. .(Samuel Van Bensc&ot^ Brooklyn, N. Y Mar. 12, 1892 

June 15, 1886 . . Henry Lienau Booraem New Br'swick, N.J. .April 9, 1892 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Edward Electus Van Auken..New York April 29, 1892 

Nov. 30, 1890 . . Samuel Bowne Duryea Brooklyn, N. Y June 7, 1892 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .William Brownlee Voorhees. . Blauwenburgh» N. J.June 13, 1892 

June 25, 1885. .Elias William Van Voorhees.. New York Sept. 21, 1892 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Alfred Vredenbuigh Bayonne, N. J Oct. 11, 1892 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Giles Yates Vander Bogert.. .Schenectady, N. Y..Nov. 4, 1892 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Thomas Beekman Heermans. Syracuse, N. Y Dec i, 1892 

Mar. 29, 1888. . William Dominick Garrison. .New York Dec. 2, 1892 

Dec. 23, 1885. . Nicholas Latrobe Roosevelt. .New York Dec. 13, 1892 

April 6, 1886 . . Isaac I. Vander Beek Jersey City, N. J. . . .Peb. 8, 1893 

Dec. 22, 1887 . . Charles Henry Voorhees New York Mar. 9, 1893 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Peter Labagh Vander Veer.. .Santa P^, N. M Mar. 16, 1893 

Dec. 20, 1886. .Gerrit Hubert Van Wagenen.Rye, N. Y Mar. 29, 1893 

Mar. 27, 1890. .John Lefferts Platbush, N. Y April 18, 1893 

Oct. 21, 1889. .George Titus Haring Allendale, N. J May 7, 1893 

Jan. 30, 1890 . . George Pine DeB'evoise Denver, Col May 20, 1893 

June 15, 1886. .Theodore V. Van Heusen. . . .Albany, N. Y June 15, 1893 

April 30, 1885. .Lawrence Van der Veer Rocky Hill, N. J.. . .June 21, 1893 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Stephen W. Van Winkle Paterson, N. J June 28, 1893 

Oct. 22, 1890. .William Vandever Venturia, Cal July 23, 1893 

April 6, 1886. .John Banta New York July 26, 1893 

Dec 7, 1888 . . Thomas Doremus Messier . . . Pittsburgh, Pa Aug. 1 1 , 1 893 

June 15, 1886. .John Evert De Witt Portland, Me Aug. 30, 1893 

Mar. 26, 1891 . . Wynford Van Gaasbeek New York Sept. 5, 1893 

Mar. 30, 1893. .Richard Amerman Platbush, N. Y Oct. 6, 1893 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Willard Charles Marselius . . . Albany, N. Y Dec. 24, 1893 

May 27, 1890. .Gardiner Van Nostrand Newburgh, N. Y.. . .Jan. i, 1894 

April 6, 1886. .John Hancock Riker New York Jan. 26, 1894 

Dec. 23, 1885 . . Augustus Schoonmaker Kingston, N. Y April 10, 1894 

Oct, 27, 1887. .Abram Jansen Hardenbergh . .Spring House, N. Y.May 7, 1894 



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Solomon Van Etten. ...*.•.•.•... #Port JeiVis, N.. Y. ..July 
Walter L. Van Denbers^'<*'. /^^Lthstetdam^N. Y.. .Aug. 

George Van Campen^J.^.*. ...^.iOloan« N.<Y. Aug. 

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David Buel Knickerbocker, i . MAiAnpgfjf^ 

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Moses Bedell Suydam Allegheny, Pa Jan. 

Elijah Dubois Kingston, N. Y Peb. 

Prank Roosevelt New York Peb. 

Henry Ditmas Polhemus. ... 3rooklyn, N. Y Peb. 

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.John Paul Paulisoa Tenafly, N. J May 

.John Jacob Morris Paterson, N. J June 

.Hiram Edward Sickels Albany, N. Y July 

.Josiah Pierson Vredand Paterson, N. J July 

.Pletcher Vosburgh Albany, N. Y July 

.Theodore Miller Hudson, N. Y Aug. 

.John Ryer Lydecker Bogota, N. J Oct. 

. Frederick William Nostrand. .Glen Ridge, N. J Oct. 

.Johnston Niven H^eman. ... New York Nov. 

.Peter L. Voorhees Camden, N. J Nov. 

.Edward Schenck New York Dec. 

.William Henry Montanye.. . .New York Dec. 

.John Waddell Van Sickle Springfield, O Dec. 

.Stephen Van Rensselaer 

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.Joseph Woodard Duryee New York Jan. 

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Oct. 22, 1890. .Comelitv Tunis WiQianison. .Newark, N. J May 7, 1896 

April 6, z 886.. Homy Ketdtaa New York May 23, 1896 

Mar. 30, 1887. .George Henry WjrdoQff* Montclair, N. J June 20, 1896 

Dec. 20, 1886. .Thomas Htui..**. • • . •. « .Albany, N. Y June 23, 1896 

April 30, 1885.. Henry Peek DeGtaaf*. ••'... Oscawana,N.Y July 11, 1896 

Dec. 29, 1892.. Richard Riker... •*..«««•«.. New York Aug. 2,1896 

Oct. 25, 1886. .LawravSa Van Vbodieei Cor- 

talyou/..... Brooklyn^ N. Y....Aug. 5, 1896 

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Apm 30, 1685. .Joshua' Marsden Van Cott. . .New York Aug. 13, 1896 

April 30, 1885. .Eugene Van Benschoten New York Oct. 26, 1896 

Oct. 24, 1889. .George Aaron Banta Brooklyn, N.Y. ...Nov. 2,1896 

Dec. 22, 1887. .William Dilworth Voorhees ..Bergen Point, N. J.. Nov. 11, 1896 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Stacy Prickett Conover. Wickatunk, N. J. . .Nov. 17, 1896 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Jerome Vemet Deyo Poughkeepsie, N. Y.Dec. 28, 1896 

Mar. 30, 1893. .Williamson Rapalje Brooklyn, N. Y Dec. 28, 1896 

Jan. 30, 1890. .John Newton Voorhees Flemington, N. J. . .Jan. 7, 1897 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Jacob Charles Van Cleef New Brunswick,N.J.Jan. 11, 1897 

May 19, 1887. .William Rankin Duryee New Branswick,N.J.Jan. 20, 1897 

Sept. 29, 1892. .Abram Winfred Bergen Cornwall, N. Y Jan. 21, 1897 

April 30, 1885. .William Henry Van Slyck . . .Valatie, N. Y Mar. 3, 1897 

Dec. 23, 1885. .John Holmes Van Brunt Fort Hamilton, N.Y. Sept. 26, 1896' 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Stephen Van Wyck Brooklyn, N. Y April 25, 1897 

April 6, 1886. .William James Van Arsdale. .New York April 30, 1897 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . David Provoost Van DeventerMatawan, N.J June 30, 1897 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Charles3anta New York Aug. 15, 1897 

April 6, 1886. .Ogden Goelet New York Aug. 27, 1897 

Dec. 20, 1886. .John Hopper Paterson, N. J Oct. 21, 1897 

Nov. 9, 1893 • • Thomas Henry Edsall Colorado Springs, Col. Oct. 26, 1897 

Mar. 27, 1890. .James C. Cooper River Edge, N. J. . .Dec. 5, 1897 

Oct. 27y 1887 . . Lewis Foster Montanye Atlantic Highlands, 

N.J Dec. 8, 1897 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Albert Hoysradt Hudson, N. Y Dec. 8, 1897 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .John Wesley Vandevort Pasadena, Cal Dec. 16, 1897 

Dec. 23, 1885. .Jeremiah Johnson, Jr Brooklyn, N. Y Feb. 14, 1898 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Jacob Hendriks Ten Eyck .. .Albany, N. Y Mar. 24, 1898 

Mar. 3O9 1893. .John Gregory Truaz New York Feb. i, 1898 

Oct. 24, 1889. .John Demarest Newark, N. J May 20, 1898 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Jacob Wendell New York May 21, 1898 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Francis SkOlman Rq^yn. N.,Y^^ .. . ,»3ept.. 3* ^99^ 



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.Daniel Polhemus Van. Dom...Freehold, N. J . .. . 
.Evert Peek Van Epps.,.,..: .ScBenectady. N. Y. 

.John Nathaniel Jansen* . '«« . .Newark* H/j-. 

. Samuel Mount Schasck-. .... Hightato^ni, N. J. . 

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.Abiam Douwe Ditmars.^v>..BrooJdyM,J^ii5£;;|. , 
.John Butler Adriance .....* ««N^ 'SA^^ns,QstffH% 

April 6, 1886. .Robert Goelet New York April 27, 1899 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Joseph S. Schoonmaker Plainfield, N. J May 8, 1899 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Sejonour Van Nostrand Elizabeth, N. J July 16, 1899 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Charles De La Montanye Port Ewen, N. Y. . .July 23, 1899 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Garret Daniel Van Reipen. . .Jersey City, N. J. . .Aug. i, 1899 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Tunis Schenck Brooklyn, N. Y. .. .Aug. 15,1899 

Oct. 25, 1 886.. Abraham Lansing Albany, N. Y Oct. 4,1899 

Nov. 17, 1885. .Alfred De Witt Staatsbui^h, N. Y. .Oct. 11, 1899 

June 8, 1899. .George Piatt Van Vliet Salt Point, N. Y. . . .Oct. 29, 1899 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Abraham A. Van Vorst Schenectady, N. Y..Dec 2, 1899 

June 30, 1892. .Joseph C. Hoagland New York Dec. 8, 1899 

Dec. 20, 1886. .Howard Osterhoudt. , Kingston, N. Y Dec. 25, 1899 

Mar. 30, 1887. .John Walker Van De Water.. New York Dec 28, 1899 

Oct. 24, 1885 . .Augustus Rapelye Elmhurst, N. Y Feb. 7, 1900 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Maunsell Van Rensselaer New York Feb. 17, 1900 

Mar. 31, 1892.. Benjamin Alexander Van 

Schaick Philadelphia, Pa.. . .Mar. 5, 1900 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Peter Stryker Asbury Park, N^ J. .Mar. 25, 1900 

Oct. 27, 1887 . .Eugene Van Ness Baltimore, Md Mar. 31, 1900 

Oct. 24, 1889 . .Samuel Burhans, Jr New York April 2, 1900 

Mar. 29, 1888 . .John Augustus Ehnendorf. . . . New York .April 5, 1900 

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1886. .George Duryee Hulst 

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.Henry Rutger Beekman New York Dec. 

.Peter Cantine. >, Saugerties, N. Y. . .Dec. 

.William Ledyard Van Der 

Voort New York Dec. 

.Ralph Saxton Lansing New York Jan. 

.John Voorhees Van Woert. . . New York Jan. 

. Christopher Yates Wemple . .New York Jan. 

.Isaac C De Bevoise Brooklyn, N. Y . .. .Feb. 

.Charles Henry Roosoirelt .. . .Pelham Manor,N. Y.Mar. 

.Ste^^art Van Vliet. •,. Washington, D. C. .Mar. 

« Watson Van Benthuysen .... New Orleans, La. . . .Mar. 

.Wiffiain Moore Stilwell New York Apr. 

. C^harles Rutger DeFreest .... Brooklyn, N. Y . . . . May 

.Isaac Romaine Jersey City, N. J. . .June 

.John Cornelius Hasbrouck. . .New York July 

.Simon J. Schermerhom Schenectady, N. Y..July 

.William Mabie Peekskill, N. Y Aug. 

.Richard Varick DeWitt Albany, N. Y Aug. 

.John Hopper Hackensack, N. J.. .Aug. 

.John Gillespie Myers Albany, N. Y Dec. 

.John Barnes Varick Manchester, N. H. .Feb. 

.Sandford Rowe Ten Eyck . . .Waterloo, N. Y . • ..Feb. 

.Frederick D. Tappen New York Feb. 

.Frederick Pentz Voorhees. . . .New York Mar. 

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.Caspar Schenck Annapolis, Md June 

.Purdy Van Vliet New York June 

• Paul Vandervoort Omaha, Neb July 

.Isaac Myer New York Aug. 

Robert Cumming Schenck. . . Dasrton, Ohio .Oct. 

. Nathaniel S. W. Vanderhoef . . New York Oct. 

.John Cowenhoven Brookl3m, N. Y . .. .Oct. 

.Joseph Walworth Sutphen. . .Brooklyn, N. Y . •. .Nov. 

. Washington A. H. Bogardus. . New York Nov. 

.Lucas L. Van Allen New York Dec 

.Charles WesseU New York Dec. 

.Peter Phillips Burtis BufiEalo, N. Y Jan. 

.John Henry Brinckerhoff .. . . Janiaica, N. Y Jan. 

.William K. Van Alen San Francisco, Cal. .Jan. 

Adam Tunis Van Vranken. . .Watervliet, N. Y. . .Jan. 
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Oct. 16, 1894. .John Butler Brevoort . . f Johnsonbui^, Pa . . J'eb. 21, 1903 

Mar. 29, z888. .William Laing Heermanoe... .Yonkerg, N.Y Feb. 25, 1903 

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werp I*.-. Albanjr, N. Y. ...... .Apr. 9, 

.George West Van Siden: .' . . .Cocnwall^ fif^Vtf * * ' '^^^* '^' 

.Alfred Hasbrouck '/;;.. .i>oughl«eepdtf, •»; Y .May 9, 

.De Witt Chauncey Le Fevre.Bqifalo, N« Y. . . . . .MffM4. 

. Johnston Livingston De Pey- ' * " . * v . •• ^''* * ' ' •^ 

stcr TivoU, N. Y..*..:'.'. .May 27, 

.Eugene Vanderpool Newark, N. J July 12, 

.Miles Woodward Vosburgh . .Albany, N. Y Aug. 30, 

.Zaremba W. Waldron Jackson, Midi Oct. i, 

.Cornelius Van Brunt New York Oct. i, 

.David Cole Yonkers, N. Y Oct. 20, 

.Thomas J. Van Alstyne Albany, N. Y Oct. 26, 

.John Henry Van Antwerp . ..Albany, N. Y Dec. 14, 

.Selah Reeve Van Duzer Newburgh, N. Y . ..Dec. 27, 

.John Schoonmaker Newburgh, N. Y ...Jan. i, 

.George L. Becker St. Paul, Minn Jan. 

.Peter Q. Bckerson New York Jan. 

.James Lansing Troy, N. Y Jan. 

.George Van Wagenen New York Jan. 

.Pierre Van Buren Hoes Yonkers, N. Y Feb. 

.John Van DerBilt Van Pelt... Brooklyn, N. Y. . . .Feb. 

.Dominicus Sneddcer Brooklyn, N. Y. . . .Mar. 18, 

. Vedder Van Dyck Bayonne, N. J. . . ..Mar. 24, 

. Evert Shddon Van Slyke. . . . New York Mar. 24, 

.Caleb Coles Dusenbury New York tMar. 24, 

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.George A. Zabriskie Bloomfield, N. J Apr. 14, 1904 

.James Monroe Van Valen.. . .Hackensack, N. J.. . May 19, 1904 

.James Davis Wynkoop New York June i, 1904 

. Isaac Pruyn Catddll, N. Y June 2, 1904 

.Jacob Deyo New Paltz, N. Y. . .June 8, 1904 

. Alvah Deyo Hasbrouck Wilmington, 1M. . . . July 5, 1904 

.Ferdinand Hasbrouck New York Aug. 7, 1904 

.Sylvester Daley Boorom Horsdieads, N. Y.. .Sept. 20, 1904 

.John Van Schaick Lansing 

Pruyn New York Sept. 22, 1904 

.Augustus Hasbrouck Bru3m. .Kingston, N. Y. . • .Oct. 23, 1904 
.Teunis Whitbeck Van Hoe8en.Philaddphia, Pa. . . .Nov. 18, 1904 
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June II, 1903. .LeaodeTi Mortimer De La 

Mater ^ . 1 ...«,. «. Elizabeth, N. J Dec. 12, 1904 

Nov. 17, 1885. .Mexizo Van Voorhis. ... .Rochester, N. Y.. . .Jan. 18, 1905 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Comeliua J. Domond New York Jan. 21, 1905 

Dec. 29, 1892 . . John Abraham Lott, Jf . . . :. . Brooklyn, N. Y . . . .Feb. 2, 1905 

Mar. 28, 1 889 . '. Remsen Varick'Messler ...... Pittsburg, Pa Feb. 2, 1905 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Jacob ^ever. New Paltz, N. Y. . .Feb. 4, 1905 

Dec 7, 1888. .John (j> Bogert, ". .'..*.*. . .New York Feb. 14, 1905 

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June 10, 1897. John WiUiam Cooper Brooklyn, N. Y Apr. 23, 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Benson Van Vliet Poughkeepsie, N. Y.Apr. 30, 

June 30, 1890. .Joseph Warren Scott Dey New York May 4, 

Dec. 23, 1885. .Frederick J. De Peyster New York May 10, 

.Mar. 14, 1885. .Charles Henry Van Deventer.New York May 25, 

Mar. 27, 1890. .John Lefferts, Jr Brooklyn, N. Y May 28, 

Oct. 24, 1889. .William Fargo Kip New York July 5, 

Mar, 29, 1894. . Frederick CruserBayles Houston, Miss July 10, 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Henry Augustine Bogert Flushing, N. Y July 12, 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Clarkson Crosby Schuyler Plattsbuigh, N. Y...Aug. 16, 

April 6, 1886. .Cornelius Vreeland Banta. . . . .Roselle, N. J Sept. 5, 

Mar. 10, 1904. .Edwin Ruthven Dusinbery.. . .Liberty, N. Y. Oct. 17, 

June 25, 1885. .John Van Voorhis Rochester, N. Y. . . .Oct. 20, 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Philip Verplanck Yonkers, N. Y Nov. 10, 

Mar. 12, 1903. .Maurice Penniman Has- 

Brouck New Palts, N. Y... .Nov. 25, 

Nov. 7, 1901. .Walter Van Dyke Oaldand, Cal Dec. 25, 

Mar. 31, 1892. .Henry Lowery Slote Brooklyn, N. Y Jan. 21, 

Mar. 14, 1885. .John Henry Van Wyck New York Jan. 29, 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Peter Van Voorhees. Camden, N. J Feb. 25, 

Mar. 9, 1905. .Ernest Graves Bexigen. New York. '. Mar. 6, 

April 6, 1886. . George Green Van Blarcom*. . .Peterson, N. J Mar. 9, 

Mar. 26, 1891. .John Henry CoOper New York Mar. 20, 

Mar. 10, 1904. .Edwin Bleecker Williamson. . ..Newark, N. J Mar. 24, 










Oct. 27, 1887. .Robert Sickels New York Apr. 11, 1906 

Oct. 27, 1887. . Acmon Pulaski Van Gieson.. .. Poughkeepsie, N. YJlpr. 19, 1906 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Richard J. Berry Brookljm, N. Y May 26, 1906 

June 13, 1895. .Paul Richard Brown Tulsa, Ind. Ter May 31, 1906 

OcL 25, 1886. .Hyman Roosa Kingston, N. Y June 8, 1906 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Robert Barnwell Roosevelt.. . .New York June 14, 1906 

Dec. 22, 1887. .John Egmont Schermerhom . .New York June 21, 1906 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Charles Adolphus De T^tt. . . .Jersey City. N. J... .June 27. 1006 


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April 30, 1885. 
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A|ywir,.N. Y.. July 7, 1906 

^.^IhreiaoQVQr^. . . . . .Aug. 5. 1906 

.Charles T^Turiug Pruyn 

.Samuel Brinkerhoff. . . . ^^ 

.Chauncey Shaffer Tnis«.*.v:'!'?JfjBW,Tf<iij|f7 . 1 . . .'. . .Aug. 9, 1906 

.Frederick Hasbrouck.;^.*'. ^*:rNew Yoik Aug. 38, 1906 

.Abraham Van Wy^**Vto- ••-'«'••'*'— 

Vechten .wv. 1 .^.HftW-YcUlp,, . :*. . . . .Aug. 38, 1906 

.Gilbert Sutphen Van Pdt:. . . •;^ew*Yt)ifc'. . : Sept. 11, 1906 

.William Ide Van BeoaaMt.f. .d^tibit,1i£c& Sept. 33, 1906 

.EdwardAugustusVanWi^^^teniNb^virHl'ff: J.:/'. . . tSept. 38, 1906 
.Samuel C. Bradt. . . . .\V.*. .': .AaJafcyTN, Y?;. .;. . .Oct. 14, 1906 
.Tunis Henry Beigen. .-.•.•.•..•. .Bluoflyii^'N. Yf.\ . .Oct. 17, 1906 

.Robert Bayles. : .*t .^ Bugteml t i /Tlr |».v . Cid^^dti^, 1906 

. Wilhehnus Mynderse Brooklyn, N. Y..\; .Nov. 15, 1906 

.Henry Spingler Van Beuren.New York Nov. 39, 1906 

.Benjamin Lander Amerman. .New York Feb. ^ i, 1907 

.Stephen Gilliam Bogert New York Feb. 10, 1907 

Mar. 30, 

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Dec 33, 
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Dec 33, 

i887..Comdius Henxy Van Ant- 
werp Albany, N. Y. . . « . . .Feb. 

1890. .Charies Van ^Hnkle W. Philaddphia, Pa.Mar. 

1905.. John Goldsmith Prall Bhnliurst, N. Y April 

1886.. John Watts de Peyster Tivoli, N. Y May 

1893.. Rob6rt Benttey Brinkeilioff . . . Pelham Manor,N.Y. May 

i905..Neil8an Abele Newark, N. J May 

1886.. William John Frjrer New Yoxk June 

1891.. Jacob L. Van Pdt Bensonhurst, N. Y.. June 

1890.. Francis Conldin Huyck Albany, N. Y July 

1886.. John Lansing Watertown, N. Y.. .July 

1889.. John Henry Sutphen Jamaica, N. Y July 

1888.. John Hunn Voorhees. North Bend, O.' Oct. 

1887.. Henry Martin Polhemus Astoria, N. Y Oct. 

1886.. Jasper Van Wormer Albany, N. Y Nov. 

1891.. Joseph Dwight Van 

VaUcenburgh.. Greene, N. Y Nov. 

1887.. Abnm Oiles Brower Utica, N. Y Nov. 

1886.. Hubert Van Wagenen New York Jan. 

1887.. John Hayden Visscher Brooklyn, N. Y Feb. 

1886.. Douw Henxy Fonda Albany, N. Y Feb. 

1885.. John William Van Hoesen Nyack, N. Y F^. 

1889.. Peter Deyo Albany, N. Y Mar. 

1885.. Daniel Bennett St. John Roo8a.New York. Mar. 















Dec 33, i885..^11iam Hoffman Ten Byck.. .Astoria, N. Y April 35, 1908 

Mar. 38, i889..James Van Der Bilt Lott Brooklsm, N. Y May 38, 1908 

Dec 38, 1893.. Harmon Van Woert Athens, N. Y May 31, 1908 

Oct 34, i889..Townsend Wandell New York. June 38, 1908 

Dec 33, 1887.. Joachim Blmendoif Saratoga Springs, 

N. Y. July 19, 1908 











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Dec. 23, i885..James^iUi9in 
Dec 20, i886..Geoiige.0hl^ Vaa der Bogert. 
Mar. 30, 1887.. Jacob Ciaig Van Biaroom. . . . 
Mar. 14, 1885.. Henry De Witt Van Oidea. . . 
Mar. 28, 1889. . Praok Vredeiibuig]]w- •••••.... 
Nov. 17, 1885.. John Hoiyid,Swydam . . . . . . . 

Mar. 30, 1893.. Arthur Suitis. .f^ .y. 

Mar. 29, 1888.. Aloneeh^ward ^xiavw. . , . . 
Dec 7, x888.. John Btdlock VwL'Mi^. . . . 

June 25, 1885.. Jaai^ '^iirtif. Van Woert 

Mar. 14, i895..P^terB€|s;^rt»Jr. . . • 

June .i5,s}t886..C|at|pet{44a^ Van Alien 

New York City Aug. 

Schenectady, N. Y..Aug. 

St. Louis, Mo Aug. 

Brooklyn, N. Y Oct. 

Bayonne, N. J Oct. 

Philadelphia, Pa.. . .Oct. 

BuflEalo. N.Y Oct. 

New York. Oct. 

Cazenovia, N. Y. . .Oct. 

New York Nov. 

Bogota, N. J Jan. 

Albany, N. Y Jan. 

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.William Leslie Van Sinderen. . Washington, Conn 

.Silas Belden Dutcher Brooklyn, N. Y. . . 

.Theodore Sheldon Winans. . . .New York City. . . 

-Evert Van Slyke Riverdale, N. Y.. . 

.Mark Vernon SUngerland Ithaca, N. Y 

.John Henry Starin New York City. . . 

. Abram Cornelius Holdrum.. . .West^woodr N. J.. . 

.John Lawrence Riker, II Woodmere, N. Y.. 

.George M. Van Hoesen Nyack, N^^Y 

.Charles Edward Witbeck Cohoes, N. Y 

.Cornelius I. Zabriskie Hackenaack^ N. J. 

.Gerardus HiUes Wynkoop New York City. . . 

.John Lawrence Riker Cedaihunrt, N. Y.. 

.Seymour De Witt Middletown, N. Y 

.Richard Henry Van Alstyne. .Troy, N. Y 

. Comelitis Cuyler Cuyler. New York City. . . 

.Thomas Dunldn De Witt New York City. . . 

.Abraham Quackenbush New York City. . . 

.Charles Win^ar CrispeU Rondout, N. Y... . 

.Henry Waller Brinckerhoff . . .Brooklyn, N. Y.. . 

John Coniell Schenck Brooklyn, N. Y. . . 

.Charles Burhans Kingston, N. Y. . . 

.Francis Isaac Vander Beek. . .Jersey City, N. J.. 

.John Rufus Van Wormer New York City. . . 

.William H. Van Schoonhoven.Troy, N. Y 

.Albert Waling Van Winkle. . .New York City. . . 

.John Newton Van Ness Newark, N. J 

.Charles H. Truax. New York City. . . 

.Edward Landon Bogert New Brighton, 


.Gordon Wendell New York City. . . 

.Peter Wyckoff Brooklyn, N. Y.. . 

.Louis Bevier Van Gaasbeek.. .Eongston, N. Y... . 
John Percival Roosa Monticello, N. Y . 
























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The Coursens of Sussex County, N. J., by Frauds A. 
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George Ford Huizings, 1909. 
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Inscriptions on Gravestones — Hackensack — copied by 
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M. S. Giuseppi, Asst./'Sec., 94 Vineyard Hill Road, 
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List of Publications since 1897 — ^January, 19 10. 
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copied by James M. Lincoln. 

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1907 and 1908. 
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Moravian Chuf%h, 5. 1., St. Andrew's Church, Richmond, 
5. /., in one vol. 1909. 

A Copious English and Netherduytch Dictionary, 
Henry Hexham, 1648. 
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Skrifter utgifna af Kungl. humanistiska Vetenskaps- 
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Year Book for 1908 — 09 (Publication Number 14). 
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Turner, 1909. 
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Constitution and Members, 1909. 
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Old Miscellaneous Records of Dutchess County, 1909. 


Report of Tunis G. BergenT COAirhan ofthe 

Committee on the HinisoN Tercentenary 

AND THE "Half Moon" 

ited by the Board of Trus- 
cts which show the part 
iety and its members took 
I^ebration in September, 

which we have foimd is the 
the year 1896 by our late 
fellow member, the Reverend J. Howard Suydam, 
D.D., to the newspapers of New York. In- this 
letter he alluded to the fact that the three him- 
dredth centennial of the arrival of Hudson and the 
Half Moon, would be thirteen^ years later, in the 
year' 1909, and therefore urged the proper and 
pubUc celebration of such an historic event. 

At the banquet of The^HoUandJ^Society in July, 
1900, our late^ellow member," theiHonorable Robert 
B. Roosevelt, one time U. S. Minister to the Nether- 
lands, suggested that proper observance should be 
made of the tercentenary of the discovery of the 
Hudson River. He was filled with enthusiasm and 
stated that he had made out in his mind details 
of the celebration. He suggested that somethii^ 



Flyboat, " De Halve Maen" 

Sailing up the Hudson River 

1609 September 1909 


magnificent was bound to come with the celebra- 
tion — ^bridges, statues, exhibitions, etc. He pic- 
tured the great size of New York in the year 1909, 
some nine years later, and proposed that a great 
company be organized to carry on such a celebra- 
tion and even to erect exhibition buildings on some 
site overlooking the Hudson River, and particularly 
a lofty commemorative tower at the Battery. In 
conversation with other ^iiinent New Yorkers he 
»fostered«this idea, . 

' On -Ju*ie::i3,' 1901 , the Trustees of The Holland 
Society, at the suggestion of Mr. Theodore M. 
Banta, then our Secretary arid afterwards] our 
President, adopted resolutions in favor of the cele- 
bration of the three htmdredth anniversary of the 
discovery of the Hudson River by a Dutch ship, 
and the President of the Society then appointed a 
\ Committee to consider the subject,, consisting of 
Messrs. Augustus Van Wyck, WaJiftSf Van Norden, 

Theodore M. Banta, Robert B. BoQsevelt, and 

*•■ ' ' 

Henry Van Dyke. 

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At ihiis meeting Mr. H. Roosevelt Ostrom pre- 
seute^^ a lett'ef suggesting that S" monument 
should be erected to the founders of the city of 
NevJ^ York. 

In December, 1905, the first meeting of the or- 
t;ini/ers of the Hudson Celebration was held in 
New York and thereafter proposed the incorpora- 
tion of the Hudson Tercentenary Commission, of 
v^hich organizers more than seven were members of 
The Holland Society. 

Thereafter it was deemed advisable to add to the 
Hudson Celebration the celebration of the first 
steamboat of Pulton's on the Hudson River, and 
ci law was passed by the Legislature of the State 


of New York in 1905 ij^eoippfating the Com- 
mission. Of the incorporators. theredE more than 
thirteen were members of The Holland Society. 

The Hudson-FultQn, Celebration Commission 
began the work of preparing for the celebration and 
many additional member's were iadded to its Trus- 
tees and to the Conmussion dining the time of its 
work down to the., weeks of v the cdebratipn in ; 
September, 1909. .% ;• ; . . ': V |/» 

Of the Trustees and tncjftfeaps^^ tfee 'Hudsopa^/ *' 
Fulton Celebration Commission ab^Wthirty wei'e 
n^embers of Th«i,llana Society. ■ 

Many of thetti tdbk an active part in 1 he w >rk ( >: 
the Cooiraiissioflrtiine was a member of it- T 'xecu 
tive Comnuttee ariSi three members of Tht; Hollai » 
Society£^l^nXfen of important standing roi: 
mittees of the C^ii^^ who did constant wo 

in planning," d^ftiKing, and accomplishing ■': 
work of the flriibMllion. 

Not only wa« a Holland Society man a mem'. * 
of the Executive;^ Committee, but one vtis ^' . 
Chairman of the Historical Committee, of ■ : , . 
Memorials MOTainitte^^ and of the Gmc^ ii 
Commemorative' Exercises Committee. Fh' .'• 
committees ; ^tfe very active in the work of th* 
Celebration. * ' 

Of the nine members of the "Half-Moim " C^om- 
mittee of the Commission, five were memlicrj> c 
The Holland Society. On the other importaMt 
committees, namely Plan and Scope, Dedicaticn.^ 
Hudson River Scenery, Invitations, Military Pa- 
rade, Nonmiations, Reception, Religious Services, 
Patriotic Societies, and Upper Hudson River 
Committees, there were members of The Holland 

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" De Halve Maen " 
Showing Elaborate Stern 
1609 September 1909 


The work of the Chairman of the Historical 
Committee, Mr. Samuel V. Hof&nan, was great 
and arduous, having much to do not only with the 
historic exhibits and collections of the Commission, 
but also with the preparation of the pictures, etc., 
of the great historic pageant. Another Holland 
Society man, Edward Van Winkle, was Chairman 
of the Committee Representing the American So- 
ciety of Mechanical Engineers in charge of an his- 
torical exhibit in the United Engineering Building 
illustrating that part which the wigineers took in 
the development of marine transportation. 

The work of the Memorials Committee luider its 
Chairman, TtuiisG. Bergen, ' 
the work of advising and p 
morials that were made and 
celebration, such as the t 
Spuyten Duyvil, the great 
Billings in honor of the lane 
but also with arranging tl 
Conunission, which consistec 
of the exercises for two we 

gram, which consisted of picttu^s of the floats in 
the historic parade and historic sketches connected 
therewith, much of the good work of which was 
done by the Chairman of the Historic Committee, 
Mr. Hoffinan, especially the smaller souvenirs and 
the postal cards of the celebration. 

Hie chairman of the General Commemorative 
Exercises Committee, Pres. Jacob G. Schiuman, 
of Cornell, did great work in arranging the exercises 
of commemoration throughout the State outside of 
New York City. 

It was a member of The Holland Society, Tunis 
G. Bergen, who in the winter of 1907 first made 


suggestions to the Queen and people of the Nether 
lands concerning the possible construction of a 
replica of the famous ship the Half Moon. Thi 
idea was considered by the court and by eminent 
people in the Netherlands and thereafter the ides 
grew in other minds. Contributions were made 
and the Netherlands "Half -Moon" Commissiot 
was created, which built the new Half Moon on the 
historic lines of the old ship of 1609 with veritable 
old oak, furnished her in accordance with the his- 
toric records of the time, including many interesting 
and original articles which had been in use on ships 
of the period of the old Half Moon, at a cost of 

In the summer of 1908 it was a member of The 
Holland Sodetyj Timis G. Bergen, who was sent as 
an envoy to the Netherlands to extend the thanks 
of the Hudson-Fulton Commission to the Nether- 
lands Commission for their promise of the gift 
of the new Half Moon and to invite them to the 

In the summer of 1909 this same member of The 
Holland Society was again sent as an envoy of the 
Hudson-Fulton Commission to the Netherlands to 
convey expressions of gratitude to the Netherlands 
''Half -Moon" Commission and the people of Hol- 
land for their generosity in constructing the new 
ship and for their intention to present it to the 
Commission, carrying with him official diplomas 
of the Commission appointing the members of the 
Netherlands Commission as Honorary Foreign 
Councillors to the New York State Commission. 

In March, 1909, a Special Committee was ap- 
pointed by the Trustees of The Holland Society to 
take measures for the participation of the Society 

in the Hudson-Ftdtoir Celebration. This Com- 
mittee was reorganized in June, 1909. 

The President and officers of The Holland So- 
ciety at about that time determined to offer to 
escort the members of the Netherlands Commission 
after their arrival in New York on a special steam- 
boat to salute the Half Moon at her anchorage at 
the Navy Yard in Brooklyn. It was not found 
possible to engage a steamboat of such size as would 
be admitted to the Brookl3m Navy Yard and also 
accommodate all the members of The Holland 
Society who might wish to join in the exctursion. 
Therefore the expenses thereof were not made a 
charge upon the Society, but were borne by the 
officers, trustees, and such members of The Holland 
Society and their ladies as the boat was able to 

The Chairman of the Committee, Tunis G. Ber- 
gen, then sailed for Holland as an envoy of the 
Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission. While 
there he received honors and hospitality from the 
distinguished people of the Netherlands, not only 
because he was an envoy of the Conmiission, but 
also because he was a member of The Holland 
Society and a descendant of the New Nether- 
landers. He extended the invitation of the Presi- 
dent, Officers, and Trustees of The Holland Society 
to the members of the Netherlands Commission and 
the ladies in their party to be escorted on the steam- 
boat Commodore to the Half Moon at the Navy 
Yard on some day agreeable to them after their 
arrival in New York. This invitation was gladly 
accepted by the Netherlanders. 

The invitation was also extended to the ladies 
and gentlemen of the Netherlands Commission 


to attend a banquet to be given in their honor by 
The Holland Society soon after the arrival of the 
Netherlanders in New York. This invitation was 
also promptly accepted by the Netherlanders. 
These acceptances were cabled to New York by 
Mr. Bergen. 

Arrangements were then made for the escort by 
the steamboat Commodore to the Half Moon and 
also for the banquet. 

The Chairman of the Committee went out on a 
revenue cutter, boarded the Dutch steamer New 
Amsterdam on its arrival at the port and welcomed 
the members of the Netherlands Conmussion to 
New York in the name of the Hudson-Ptilton Com- 
mission and also in the name of The Holland 

Three days after their arrival in New York on 
September 25, 1909, the steamboat Commodore, 
the flag of The Holland Society waving at the bow, 
received the members of the Netherlands Commis- 
sion at the pier at the foot of East 24th Street, and 
they were escorted by the officers and members of 
our Society under rainy skies down^tJieL.East River, 
partly up the Hudson River, and then to the 
Brookl)^! Navy Yard. The skies, however, cleared 
as they disembarked at the Navy Yard, where the 
distinguished guests and our members were re- 
ceived by Commander Murdock in charge of the 
Navy Yard with a platoon of marines who pre- 
sented arms. The Dutch colors were hoisted on 
the Half Moon by her crew in ancient costtmie and 
were saluted by cannon. 

The Netherlanders and their ladies, escorted by 
the officers and members of The Holland Society 
and their ladies then proceeded to the Half Moon. 

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llie Chairman erf the Committee, Tunis G. Bergen, 
embarked upon the. ship and in a httle speech wel- 
comed the Netherlands^, to the ship which was 
thejr gift now in Ameiican waters and thanked 

"tJiemin'thQ namecJ the Hudson-Fulton Commis- 
siorivand' of.T^e- Hcdland Society for their mag- 
nificent 1 tlon to the Celebration. 

. Mr. J. ' F lilting Her Majesty, the 

'.,. -!Queen of 3,jnade a short speech in 

' re^onse ;o embark upon the ship. 

After iiispecting the ship with its interesting equip- 
ment and ancient furniture in the low-ceiled cabins 
of the seventeenth century and wondering at the 
narrow quarters in which the crew and passengers 
of that period crossed the Atlantic, all proceeded to 
accept the invitation to visit the Dutch man-of-war 
Utrecht, lying close to the Half Moon as her escort, 
and were there received by Captain Colenbrander 
and his officers with the salute of her guns. 

A hasty photograph of the Half Moon with the 
Chairman of the Committee making his speech and 
the officers of the ship in ancient uniform will be 
found in this book. Another photograph of some 
of the members of the Coinmlssion and officers of 
the Society taken on the steamboat Commodore 
in the glare of the light is also appended. 

That same evening at the Waldorf-Astoria a 
dinner by The Holland Society was given to the 
Netherlanders in charge of the Committee. The 
dinner was presided over by President Henry S. 
Van Duzer and although the time was short for 
sending out invitations and making preparations 
(not more than four days) more than three hundred 
guests were present, — a brilliant assemblage lighted 
up by the uniforms of the officers of the Dutch 


man-of-War Utrecht, and of the American officers 
who escorted them from the Navy Yard in special 
motor cars provided by the Committee. 

At the same time in another dining hall of the 
Waldorf -Astoria the President of the Society, Mr. 
Van Duzer, gave a diimer to the ladies of the 
Netherlands Commission presided over by his 
sister, Mrs. Burton, aided by Mrs. Tunis G. Ber- 
gen, who had met most of the guests during her 
visits in Holland, and other ladies of the families of 
The Holland Society members.^ After their dinner 
the ladies were escorted to the boxes overlooking 
the banquet hall of the Society in time for the 
toasts, some of the Netherlands ladies expressing 
their surprise that they were not invited together 
with their husbands to the grand banquet itself. 

Many other hospitalities were extended to the 
niembers of the Netherlands Commission and their 
ladies and to the officers of the Dutch man-of- 
war Utrecht, by the President, members of the 
Committee, and of the Society. 

This escort of the Netherlands Commission to 
salute the colors on the Half Moon and the ban- 
quet by The Holland Society were the introductions 
to the great Hudson-Ftilton Celebration. These 
two affairs were approved by the Hudson-Fulton 
Commission and were included as a prelude to the 
official program of the Celebration. So it was that 
The Holland Society, as was eminently proper, was 
the first to inaugurate the Celebration and receive 
the Netherlanders and the Half Moon. It was 
fitting that the descendants of the New Nether- 
landers should have this honor, because the Dutch 
ship. Half Moon, was the keynote of the great 

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The Holland Society Committee also obtained, 
through the courtesy and co-operation of the St. 
Nicholas Society, a block of very desirable seats 
to view the three land parades which took place in 
the city on Tuesday, September 28th, Thursday, 
September 30th, and Saturday, October 2nd, the 
first and second being the historical and military 
parade in the daytime and the third the carnival 
parade in the evening. 

This Celebration has now passed into history 
and its memory will be enduring. Participated in 
by many millions of people, the harbor of New 
York, the streets and buildings of the city, and 
the banks of the Hudson presented historic spec- 
tacles that never had an equal. The Half Moon 
again ascended "The Great River" and bowed to 
the salutes of every city, town, and village from New 
York to Albany. Descendants of the Dutch and 
members of The Holland Society at every place 
vied with one another in their efforts to welcome 
their mother g^p and lighted many bonfires on 
the neighboring hills. 

Some of the results of the great pageants of this 
Celebration naay have seemed fleeting and intan- 
gible at first, but on reflection it will appear that the 
history of the discovery of the Hudson River and 
the settlement of the Dutch in America has been 
written by these gigantic pageants in letters of 
flame which will be remembered for years to come 
and gave the Half Moon her first American salute 
when the old Dutch colors were hoisted. 

It is some satisfaction to us to know that The Hol- 
land Society had no little part in the great event. 

Tunis G. Bergen 
Chairman of the Committee, etc. 



Given by The Holland Society at the Waldosf- 

AsTORiA ON Wednesday Evbninc; 

September 22, 1909, 


The Civil, Military, and Naval Officials 

Attending the Hudson-Fulton 

Celebration from Holland. 

The Holland Society invited the official delegates 
of the Netherlands with the ladies and others of 
their party, and the civil, military, and naval offi- 
cials, to a banquet at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 
on Wednesday evening, September 22, 1909, and 
arranged that the ladies of ^eir party should have 
boxes in the Grand Ballroom so that they might 
hear the speeches at the Banquet. Mrs. Francis 
Biuton, sister of the President, entertained the 
ladies of the Netherlands delegation at dinner in 
an adjoining room, and also had as guests Mrs. 
Tunis G. Bergen, Mrs. Stewart L. Woodford, Mrs. 
E. C. Hulst, Mrs. Andrew D. Bogert, Mrs. A. 
Van Wyck, Mrs. G. J. Garretson, Mrs. H. L. 
Bc^ert, and Mrs. Edward Van Winkle. 

Mr. Henry S. Van Duzer, President of The Hol- 
land Society, presided. Hon. S. P. van Eeghen sat 
on his right and Hon. J. T. Cremw on his left. 


Farther on the right were ex-President Warner Van 
Norden^ Gen. Stewart L. Wocxiford, Hon. W. P. 
van Leeuwen, Burgomaster of Amsterdam; Hon. 
John R. Planten, Consul-General of the Nether- 
lands; Captain J. B. Miuxlock, Commandant of 
the New York Navy Yard; Hon. J. C. Heldring, 
Hon. Herbert L. Satterlee, and Hon. R. van Rees. 
On the left were Hom. Augustus Van Wyck, Cap- 
tain G. P, van Hec^dng Colenbrander of the 
Utrecht; ]^{f ajOT-Genei:al X^eonard Wood, U. S. A. ; 
the K^l^id&iiiof the St. Nicholas Society, the Presi- 
dent of the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, 
Rev. Dr. Eattredge, and Hon. E. P. de Monchy. 
Other guests included Lieutenant Conamander 
Lam, Lieutenants A. de Brujnie, T. Akkerman, W. 
Dondorf, S. W. Eyssen, C. A. Fock, A. Grueschle, 
K. P. W. Hatzsch, B. J. Heilbron, J. Kulenkampf, 
Theodore E. Ktuyff , J. Lagaay, and N. J. Verloop, 
Professor Baron J. d'Aulins de Bourotiill, Hon. 
W. Westerman, Hon. W. F. Leeuwen, Hon. O. 
Reuchlin, Hon. A. Gips, and Hon. J. R. Weirdsma. 
Rev. Dr. Kittredge asked a blessing. During the 
course of the dinner the following cablegram was 

"To Her Majesty Queen Wilhelmina, Het Loo, 

The Netherlands : 
" The Holland Society of New York, favored by the pres- 
ence of Your Majesty's official delegates to the Hudson- 
Fulton Celebration and the representatives of the Dutch 
Committee on the Half Moan, at a banquet given in their 
honor, beg that you will accept their most respectful greet- 
ings, with best wishes for the health and prosperity of Your 
Majesty's noble house and nation. 

"Van Duzer," PresiderU. 
"BoGERT," Secretary, 


In reply the following answer was received: 

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"PnEsroENT, Holland Society of New Y<>rk; 

"The Queen desires me to convey. Her Majesty's sincere 
thanks to The Holland Society of New York for loyal 
message for her house and nation. 

"Van Geen," .'.* ' ,.. 
Privaie Secretary Uf H. Af, thfi^ Queen. 

The members and guests were seatctfjSs follows 
(the number after the name indicalte^ ^e' tabl^" 

W. S. Ackerman, 25; Ellery E. AhbelT^*; lJtoj€: 
T. Akkennan, 4; W. R. Alberger, 21; S. Alsberg, 
Guest, 5; W. H. H. Ammerman, 15; C. Amdt, 11; 
Theodore M. Banta, 9; Tunis G. Bergen, 3; Judge 
James L. Betts, i ; Mr. Bentham, 3 ; Elmer Blau- 
velt, 17; A, G. Bogardus, 14; J. T. B. Bogardus, 
14; A. D. Bogert, 8; Albert R. Bogert, 17; E. S. 
Bogert, 19; Henry L. Bogert, 5; L. V. BooraCTQ, 7; 
William D. Bourne, 15; William P. Brown, 22; 
W. W. Brower, 27; Rev. A. T. Broeck, 17; 
Robert Buchanan, 27; Willis Browning, i; Ira 
A. Cadmus, 22; John W. Gary, 8; Rev. Chas. K. 
Clearwater, 10; Clk. of The Holland Society, 27; 
Capt, G. P. von Heddng Colenbrander, Guest, 7; 

D. W. Couch, 10; E. P. Courtright, 20; Hon. J. T. 
Cremer, Guest, 3; Charles H. Davis, 23; Captain 

E. W. Dayton, 21 ; Frank H. de Leon, 25; Hon. E. 
P. de Monchy, Guest, 17; Lieut. A. de Bruyne, 5; 
E. W. Denton, 10; A. H. DeWitt, 22; George G. 
DeWitt, 13; Anthony Dey, 7; S. L. F. Deyo, 26;* 
Prof. Baron J. d'Aulnis de Boutouille, 3; Lieut. W. 
Dondorflf, 5; Albert J. Drayton, 26; Judge P. H. 
Lhigro, 9; Capt. Herbert O. Dunn, 4; F. Durgin, 3; 
Ernest N. Duryee, 20; Jacob Duryee, 24; DeWitt 
P. Dutcher, 12; M. B. Dutcher, 12; Alexander 
Eakin, 20; Frank H. Earle, 24; E. J. Elting, 23; 


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Lieut. S* W. Eysseo, 6; Jesse Elting, 21; Miles 
Farrow, 18; William H. Fletchra*, 13; George W. 
Fuller, 25; C; A. Fock of H. M. S. U. 3; Garret J. 
Garretson, lo; Judge E. H. Gary, 9; William W. 
Gillen, 10 ; A. Gips, Guest, 5 ; William G. Groesbeck, 
U. S. N., 3; Lt. A. Gruesdile, 6; John C. GuHck, 15; 
Chas. B. GHlbert;^'i4;J. B. Hamilton, 7; J. W. 

I, 25; David M. 

:, 17; Garret R. 
r, k, 22; K. L. W. 

Guest, 14; B. J. 
Heilbron of H. M. S. U., 5; Chas. E. Henshall, 27; 
Hubbard Hendrickson, 13; Joseph E. Hill, 15; 
Samuel V. Hoffman, 8; G. S. M. Holdrum, 16; 
P. H. Holt, 12; Robert S. Holt, 12; E. C. Hulst, 17; 
Hon. Bert J. Humphrey, 10; Charles W. Himt, 26; 
Robert H. Kelby, 8; Rev. Dr. Kittredge, 2; J. 
Kulenkampff, 11; Theodore E. Kuryff, 24; Wil- 
lard V. King, 27; Lieut. J. L^aay, 6; W. Lam of 
H. M. S. U., 2; Hon. W. F. Lecumen, Guest, 8; 
R. P. Lounsbery, 4; J. B. Lozier, 9; Philip Lydig 
4; Newton F. McKeon, 16; William B. Miles, 12 
Capt. Murdock, Guest, 12; Walter F. Murray, 26; 
Frank B. Naime, 15; Netherlands Soc. Guests, 13; 
David Nevius, 7; F. T. Nutt, 11; Jas. J. O'Brien, 
27; B. H. Old, 20; Clayton W. Old, 3; Henry F. 
Osbom, 4; Hon. James W. Osborne, i; H. R. 
Ostrom, 25; Justice Charles W. Parker, 9; J. 
Frank Parmlee, 24; James C. Peabody, 25; James 
Phyfe, 11; Hon. John R. Planten, Guests, 10; 
Henry F. Quackenbos, 21; John Reid, 16; O. 
Reuchlin, 4; Talbot Root, 21; G. F. Royce, 19; 
Mr. C. Reuchlin, Guest, 3; Hon. Herbert S. Sat- 
terlee, Guest, 16; J. Maus Schermerhom, 14; Rev. 
W. W. Schomp, 19; S. S. Schuyler, 23; A. G. 


Sherwood, 19; W. A. Simonsoh, 14-14; B. H. Sleght, 
17-17; A. C. Smidt, 20; A. M. Sneddker, i7;,David, 
Springsteen, 10; I. Steinwender, 11; R. C. Stewart, 
1 1 ; J. S- Stillwell, 7; F. C. Stoop, Gi^est; 1; dafaice 
Storm, 24; John H. Stoddard, i ; CarlrE. tSutphen, 
14; Dr. £. Blair Sutphen, 23;RobiM;.'M. Sutphen, 
23; Theron Y. Sutphen, 23; Dr.(SL S. Sittphen, 23; 
St. Nicholas Society, Guests, ti ; J. Irving ^Terbune, 
16; Lt. Com. Warren J. Terhui«f'<|I*ij6^-^j 
H. T. Thomas, i ; Chas. C. Ten Bri ^ 
mtmd N. Todd, 20 ; Paul R. Toime, 8 ; Judge Charles 
H. Truax, 9; Fred A. Trowbridge, 16; F. G. Van 
Antwerp, 18; David H. Van Auken, 23; Arthur H. 
Van Brunt, 5; Van Buskirk, 18; Frank Van Cleve, 
13; Garret Van Cleve, 22; Dr. G. C. J. Vanden 
Heuvel, i ; George W. Vanderhoef , 1 1 ; Van Betiren, 
27; A. Vander Veer, M.D., 9; A. Vander Veer, Jr., 
M.D., 9; D. A. Vander Veer, 13; Capt. Van der 
Pant, Guest, 3; Capt. Albert H. Van Deusen, 18; 
George M. Van Deventer, 8; Harrison Van Duyne, 
21 ; Henry S. Van Duzer, Guest, i ; Hon. S. F. Van 
Eeghen, Guest, 2; Nathan B. Van Etten 15; A. C. 
F. Van Goutard, 11; Byron G. Van Home, 14; 
John G. Van Home, 26; John R. Van Home, 26; 
A. Z. Van Houten, 19; Isaac Van Houten, 13; Z. A. 
Van Houten, 19; J. C. P. Van Loan, 20; M. C. 
Van Ness, 16; Warner Van Norden, 2 — Guests, 4; 
Warner M. Van Norden, 2 ; C. M. van Ryan, Guest, 
3; A. B. Van Riper, 16; Abraham J. Van Riper, 24; 
Philip W. von Saltza, 21; R. Van Santvoord, 16; 
F. L. Van Tassell, 19; R. L. Van Tassell, 19; D. M. 
Van Vliet, 12; E. L. Van Wagner, 27; A. Van 
Winkle, 20; Edward Van Winkle, 7; Thomas E. 
Van Winkle, 13 ; John R. Van Wormer, 6 ; Augustus 
Van Wyck, Guests, 5; P. C. Van Wyck, 12; P. V. 

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R^ Van W^/12; Gol. Wm. E. Van Wyck, 24; 
Ht)n*JWtrL Van Wyck, i ; Milton B. Van Zandt, 24; 
Leonaord J- Variok, 25;' N. J. Verloop of H. M. 
S..U-.^:G«B9t,,s;)W.:G;.Varick, 18; J, Stanley 
yQor|?ee«,,2SJ|;Willar(J P* Voorhees, 9; C. B. Voor- 
heedf'Xft; .CSiaxtes-CcrVoorhees, 18; Rev. Ernest 
VoorlmitjB&r^ Kiilip W^ :Tj^ Saltza, 26; Col. John 
W'j.Vi^!<*f^,''tO;^ 27; Col. Harry W. 

fe/.Jaaisen Wendell, 4; Robert S. 
r;f Wessels, II ; George C. Westervelt, 
3; J. R. Wiedrsma, 4; W. Westerman, Guest, 5; 
Dr. Herbert J. Williams, i ; Genl. Leonard Wood, 
Guests, 9; Charles R. WyckoflE, Jr., 15; Clarence 
J. WyckoflF, 15; Stewart L. Woodford, Guests; 
C. B. Zabriskie, 21 ; 1. 1. Zabriskie, 17. 


Rev. Dr. Kittredge: Let us pray. Our 
Father in Heaven, we come to seek Thy blessing 
upon our gathering to-night. We come with 
united hearts to thank Thee for all that the coun- 
try whose citizens and oflficers we welcome to- 
night has done for humanity and for Thy kingdom, 
and we pray that Thou wilt bless that land, that 
there may ever rest upon Holland Thy benediction. 
Bless her queen and be with her in council, and 
grant that these who have come as our guests 
to-night may carry back to their land a blessing 
from their visit with us. So wilt Thou bless our 
own country and our President and all the nations 
of the earth and hasten the time when righteous- 
ness shall reign throughout the world and when 
there shall be peace and good will among men. 

We ask for the pardon of our sins in the Savior's 
name. Amen. 


By THE President of The Holland Society, 
Henry S. Van Duzer. 

Mr. Cremer, Members of the Netherlands Commission, 
Burgomctster of Amsterdam, Captain Colen- 
hrander. Officers of the " Utrecht," Members of 
the Holland Society, and Ladies of the Nether- 
lands, our most Honored Guests. (Applause.) 

3E Holland Society is greatly honored 
this evening in being the first to greet 
and welcome the distinguished visitors to 
this country. 

Mr. Cremer, a late member of the Netherlands 
Government, the representative from his Queen 
and his government to this country, is our first 
and most honored guest. (Applause.) I regret 
to say that a temporary illness prevents the chair- 
man of the Netherlands Commission being present 
this evening, but the worthy Vice-President of the 
Commission is with us. (Applause.) And the 
Burgomaster of old Amsterdam is here, and I 
regret our honored Mayor could not be present, 
although he expected to be here, but it was impos- 
sible. And above all we have not only Captain 
Colenbrander and the officers of the Utrecht but 


amoQg his officers those who command the Half 
Moon. (Applduse.) 

It is quite fitting that The Holland Society should 
be the first in this celebration to receive these 
honored guests. It was in The Holland Society's 
Board of Trustees that the thought first arose to 
properly celebrate the three htmdredth anniversary 
of the entrance of the Half Moon and Henry Hud- 
son into our harbor, but with usual Dutch modesty 
we stepped aside to allow our city, our state, and 
our nation to celebrate this anniversary as the 
occasion deserves. It is also fitting that The Hol- 
land Society should be first to receive these guests 
as we feel, and perhaps it is recognized, that The 
Holland Society of New York represents the old 
New Yorkers. {Applause.) And it is an honor 
and a pleasure to welcome these gentlemen, not 
only because of their position, as distinguished 
men of their cotmtry, but because they are the 
representatives of the country we all delight to 
honor. We are proud of our Dutch ancestry and 
we think we are better American citizens because 
of that love of ancestry. Not only our society 
but all New Yorkers affectionately admire the 
land of the dykes and dams because from the 
seed planted by Holland here has grown this great 
metropolis of the western world, the Empire State 
and the great commonwealth of New Jersey. 
For from that country we have imbibed all that has 
tended to make this coimtry great. We admire 
the country that for over four hundred years 
fought the sea back and for over three-quarters of 
a century fought for its liberties. It was the 
Dutch that settled not only New York but New 
Jersey, and it was a Dutch mother that gave birth 



to William Penn, so that Pennsjdvai&f ' hfiW^ Iter 
debt of gratitude to the Dutch. It wm |tne Pil- 
grims, the Puritans of England, who h\iteSssA the 
witches at Salem and persecuted^h€?'*'Qtlftkers and 
the Baptists, and not the Puritkns'of fihgfistnd who, 
after thirteen years' residence m'HdffiSnd, came 
here imbued with Dutch idi&s of what' feli^ous 
liberty was. The Puritans of England were tKoise.^ 
who sought to worship as they pleased; it was .5^ 
the Puritans of England sailing from Holland who 
landed on Plymouth Rock, and while they stepped 
on Plymouth Rock as English Puritans, they trod 
with Dutch shoes and were clothed with Dutch 
liberality. (Applause.) It was Dutch energy and 
enterprise that btiilt the Half Moon and that sought 
the best of all captains, explorers, and discoverers, 
and chose Henry Hudson to command that ship. 
When that ship had made the discovery of the 
Hudson the Dutch soon came, the schoolmaster 
and the minister, the merchant and the soldier, with 
their goods and their arms and their books and 
their Bibles, and planted in this country Dutch 
institutions, free schools, freedom of worship, and 
the ballot, the foundations of our country's 
greatness, for it was the Dutch that first, in the 
Christian era, introduced the ballot into the world. 
And so when we reflect what this cotmtry owes 
to the Netherlands we realize that the debt is a 
heavy one, due not only by the State of New York 
and the State of New Jersey, but also by Pennsyl- 
vania and the six New England States. And 
Dutch thrift and Dutch energy are not the only 
things for which we are indebted to the Nether- 
lands, but Dutch "^genius as well, because a year 
before the Half Moon entered this harbor the tele- 

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^H^(^t5>f^;vi^ Invented, and twenty-five years after- 
wardfe'l t|l0 V Nethfjrlaads gave to the world the 
' tel6«DM)e.r And BO it is a great pleasure to ac- 
knowle^g^ tqt^ese gentlemen who have come to us 
to-night;, vth^ debt.; we owe their coimtry as the 
mo1^e,ii4lpf, cur, virtues and our greatness. 
4^ ili9j«r,c;MR Cremer, we welcome you. Mem- 
".»; ^^^qi.Xl» Commission, we give you the hearty 
^1^;; hand of friendship and good fellowship. To you, 
the distinguished Burgomaster of Amsterdam, New 
York desires to pay homage. To you. Captain 
Colenbrander and your gallant men, we bid you 
a hearty welcome. May you all enjoy the hos- 
pitality of this coimtry whose citizens have learned 
what freedom is from our common ancestors. 

I have the honor and pleasure to propose the 
first toast of the evening, which will be drunk 
without a response : 

The President of the United States. 

(A silent toast was drunk standing.) 

The President: Gentlemen, the second toast: 

Her Gracious Majesty, Queen of the 


(A silent toast was drtmk standing.) 

The President: Gentlemen, I have the pleas- 
ure of introducing to you Mr. Cremer, the repre- 
sentative of Her Majesty. (Applause.) 


By Mr. J. T. Cremer, Representing the Nether- 
lands Government on their Comuission. 



""jfm^lT is a great honor to me, at this moment 
\^n and in this society, to reply to the toast 
J= — I given by your worthy President. I know 
that we are here among friends (applause) — among 
the nearest friends of our country, — and, if we did 
not know that we were in New York, driving up 
your streets and seeing our orange and your red 
white and blue everywhere, we should think we 
were on the streets of Amsterdam or Tlie Hague. 
(Applause.) It is the warmth of yotu- feelings, as 
expressed by your President, which makes it easy 
for me to say a few words, although they are in a 
language foreign to me, because I know I have very 
wilUng listeners. The toast drunk to the Presi- 
dent was, I know, drunk by all my countrymen 
with the utmost enthusiasm. The successor of 
Mr. Roosevdt, Mr. Taft, has not been long in 
ofhce, but we know on the continent that he is a 
man of ability and honesty, and that he has a great 
and difficult task before him, and from the bottom 
of our hearts we wish that he may succeed in ful- 

--» ^f3pOihgf,Jfie5B5Ja^ as he wishes to do it; because 
^'' ""we Iw^Wv^ ^^ is successful in his work, it will be 
topiSi^^n^tot your country, and not only that, 
burSf VvflTbenefit the world, because his adminis- 
tration will be one for peace and good will among 
all nations. (Applause.) It was in view of that, 
gentlemen; that we had so much pleasure and that 
'^*^fu i^^ae^fjuibaa honor to us to drink to his health 

^V*vr-^3^t now. And when we did that it meant, of 
w*^ course, to the whole United States of America. 
Judging from the way you drank to the health of 
our Queen and also from the very kind words 
uttered by your President about our country 
and our Government, I think that really I can do 
nothing better at this moment than to speak to you 
a little about Her Gracious Majesty, the Queen. 
There will be other gentlemen at this table who 
will have the opporttmity of replying to other 
portions of your President's address and to what 
may be said by others later, but, as I had the honor 
just before leaving Holland, to have an audience 
with her Majesty, I can give you the newest im- 
pressions of her. On account of the double duties 
she has now to perform, our nation has not seen as 
much of the Queen as they did formerly. His Royal 
Highness, Prince Hendrik, her husband, and Queen 
Enmia, her mother, have taken over the duty of 
showing themselves to the cotmtry and have done 
it in a splendid way, and it was appreciated by all 
our countrymen. Our Queen, after becoming a 
mother, soon returned to her duty of governing otir 
cotmtry, and she does it with the same sense of duty 
to-day as she did the first time she took up the 
reins of government in 1908, of which I have been 
a dose observer. And she stiU strives, studjring 

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every detail, to make our country aii answer to* ,. 

the hope of our Queen-Mother, which she expressed^ 

when she gave over the government to her dftfii^- 

ter, in these words : " I hope our smajl c6tiiiti3^%aay i 

be great in everything in which smalT 'nkttbns * can ^'' 

be great. " And that is the aim of ouf 1(^cStoi from 

morning to night. (Applause,) ' Sire" 'Ms* also 

that other duty of bringing up her b£^^,*•ile^ y 

motherly duty ; and I think it is well knowiJ^^^^ljtf'^ if 

all that she does, she does in such manner, as to ^^ 

be an example to all her subjects and to all mothers 

in the world. She does not forget any of the duties 

of a mother. (Applause.) 

She has given her baby the most auspicious 
name she could have selected, the name of Juliana 
— ^Juliana, the mother of the father of our father- 
land, William the First. (Applause.) And the 
virtues of that ancestress of more than three 
hundred years ago will, I am sure, be imbibed 
and displayed by that royal descendant. (Ap- 

But, ladies and gentlemen, — ^I speak to the 
ladies too, although they are at a little distance; 
but I think the committee placed them there 
because they know that, not only absence, but also 
distance, makes the heart grow fonder. (Laugh- 
ter.) But I think, ladies and gentlemen, that, 
speaking in this society, I speak to our closest 
friends, to descendants of the men who settled 
here three hundred years ago and built up this 
tremendous, this imperial city of New York that 
was formerly New Amsterdam, to men whojhave 
always been proud of their ancestry and who have 
never, in the darkest days, forgotten that they 
were sons of our country and have never failed to 


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, f^oTYrJ^ii^tk^^en who, at the time when the name 
\*q£^^>\^cb pr Dt^chman was, as John Fiske said, 
■ fj^^^te^ witia something slightly comical, ' ' — Mr. 
WsLsbiastQ^ has contributed not a little to 

that,T-^i^.ey^[y0jmg in his power to caricature the 
names .^nQ^^^' .^^ Dutchmen. Many of those 
whose^Wi^r^and.'Wptings and influential position 
i^ihe^St;d|e JjAve contributed toward making the 
...jfi^^^M^ Dutch the name of glory; and, as we 
^^Jf^ see here at this time, our nation is taking a promi- 
nent part in your rejoicing. That is what I had 
occasion to tell otir Queen, and she told me that 
she was most intimately interested in everything 
that was going on here and that whilst we were 
here in person she would be here with her heart 
and mind. (Applause.) Therefore, ladies and 
gentlemen, as I am not going to say more here and 
now about my official audience with Her Majesty, 
I take courage to tell younn a few words what 
happened after my official audience. After this 
audience was concluded I had taken a little walk 
in the royal park at the country seat, and Prince 
Hendrik, the husband of the Queen, came to me and 
in the name of the Queen asked me to come and 
see the royal baby. Of course I was most happy 
to do so. I came downstairs, conducted by his 
Royal Highness, and there lying on the sofa, was 
the little infant, and her mother was playing with 
her as only mothers can. And as we were standing 
there before the couch and the child was looking 
most happy and laughing, I made the remark that 
the child seemed to be a very happy child; and the 
Queen said from the very bottom of her heart, 
"Yes, Mr. Cremer, we are trjdng to give this child 
a happy youth and to make of her a bright young 


woman, — a bright, cheerful young woman." And 
I saw in her eyes that she was going to do what sh^" 
had promised, and I think there is a bright futui^ 
for this royal baby. And as a moment Mter,1he 
child put out its little hands I put otlt Jnay ^finger, 
and with her little fist she took hbUd* o£ Jko^ finger, 
and I could not help kissing that little £A;^ And 
the Prince said, ''Mr. Cremer, you know you. are 
the very first to kiss her right hand. " AndXt^. 
said, "Well, I have been very lucky then and I 
shall never forget it. " (Applause.) And I assure 
you that, as I looked at that baby on the couch 
and her fond parents playing with her as other 
parents do, I, with the experience of a grandfather 
with eight children (laughter and applause), thought 
that I had a group before me that was as closely 
united as any in the world; and this image of the 
three young people, happy, worthy, and tmited for 
the welfare of our country, is a memory I shall 
carry with me forever, and, as I said to Her 
Majesty, it will brighten my voyage to America. 
And what I am doing now is to give you a slight 
impression of what I felt then. 

This is not a toast, gentlemen. Knowing yotir 
feelings for our cotmtry and otir royal house, I 
thought that, better than giving you a toast in 
high flown language, I might tell you this simple 
thing, and I do this in gratitude for your splendid 
and kind reception to us and for the words spoken 
by your worthy President. And, gentlemen, I 
trust that The Holland Society will always have 
the same kindly feelings for our land, and you can 
be assured that, on our side, our sympathies and 
those of our royal house will always be with you. 
(Great applause.) 

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.. Hon/VJoAk W. Vroobian: Mr. President, 
%*otirtesy may forbid three United States cheers for 
Her Majesty, but I suggest that one and all pre- 
seftt, iadiesand gentlemen, stand, and through Mr. 
Cremer isdbd.vtd Her Majesty the Chautauqua 
peace salistd witb' (»ir handkerchiefs. {Applause 
and salUU.) Vi* • :. . 

The President: Gentlemen, your society sent 
tttis evening the following cable to the Queen 
of the Netherlands : 

The Holland Society of New York, favored by the pres- 
ence of Your Majesty's official delegate to the Hudson- 
Pulton Celebration and the representatives of the Dutch 
Committee of the Half Moan, at a banquet in their honor, 
beg that you will accept their respectful greetings and 
best wishes for the health and prosperity of Your Majesty's 
noble house and nation. (Applause.) 

Gentlemen, the liberty has been taken to change 
somewhat the order of the spealdng. It is my 
pleasure now to ask Judge Van Wyck if he will not, 
in K>ur- name, offer the Society's greetings and 
welcome to our distinguished guests, (Applause.) 



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Mr. Chairman: 

N behalf of The Holland Society, we tender 
to tiie Holland sovereign and nation our 
best wishes and sincere gratitude for the 
spirit of friendship and helpftdness shown America 
in the struggle of 1776 and ever since. America 
will never forget that when the Colonies were in 
an almost hopeless condition, thdr army unpaid, 
half-naked, and half-starved, and almost on the 
verge of mutiny in its desperation, France, their 
ally in arms, aknost disgusted, that Friesland, one 
of the States of Holland, was the first to recognize 
American independence on Feb. 26, 1782, which 
was followed by the other States doing the same, 
and then the States General itself recognized 
American independence on April 19, 1782; nor 
will she foi^t that soon thereafter Holland bankers 
tmder the leadership of Van der Capellen, who 
used up his private fortune therein, loaned tiie 
Colonies some millions of dollars; nor foi^et that 
soon thereafter, in 1782, the States General of 
Holland entered into a treaty of commerce and 
navigation with the new nation; and finally, she 
will not forget that it was the Dutch that first 
saluted the American flag. These acts relieved 
the distress of the army and restored the courage 

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"*\^aiid hope of the people; and a cordial appreciation 
afttjbis fact was expressed in letters from Trumbull, 
Ffajbklin^ John Adams, Jefferson, and Washington, 
the latter of which is now preserved in the museum 
at Zwolle«' iathe Netherlands. A tender sentiment 
for your ^Vereign leads the Dutch Americans to 
continue to speaJc of her by way of endearment as 
^ -iojg^ji^£de ttiieen " ; and we have for some years 
•\«b^^ametically indulged with you in the fond hope 
that her child would be heir apparent to the throne 
when she, after a long, happy, and successful reign, 
shall be called to that mansion not made by the 
hands of n:ian. God bless her Majesty ! 

Now, on behalf of The Holland Society, we ex- 
tend a hearty welcome to the honored guests of 
the evening — our kindred from the lowlands across 
the sea — ^the civil and naval officials who are so 
kindly taking part in our festivities — ^we offer you 
freely of our time, hearts, thought, and substance 
for your use while with us. And to the visiting 
ladies, we especially tender ten thousand welcomes 
and our affectionate regard and esteem. God 
bless the dear ones ! 

Banquet hall was never more splendidly adorned 
than this one is by the Holland and Holland- 
American ladies who fill and grace the boxes over- 
looking this scene. In charms and beauty, they 
equal the picked beauties of any royal court of the 

An explanation is due to the Dutch-American 
portion of this audience for not addressing you in 
the Dutch language, but that language, as pre- 
served in this country, is the unchanged, pure, and 
classic Dutch of the Seventeenth Century, and 
would not be understood by the Dutch guests so 


lately firom Holland. Their language, time, comy^- 
merdal contact, and touch with all the tongue&.ct 

the world, have modified. And in this connection, 

^* • • 

I recall that a New York Dutchman was appointed 
American minister to The Hague, because of his 
familiarity with the language, as he aip^his an- 
cestors had spoken and preserved the.Dy;cI^hm- 
guage brought over here some centuriej^Sn^ri^ 
When he was introduced to the court, tlie 
understood not a word that he spoke, nor he a w 
that the King spoke, because of the difference 
between modem and ancient Dutch. 

The Holland Society, always frank and out- 
spoken in its attachment to the country of their 
ancestry, is named after it. This society, Holland 
in name as well as in kindred, Holland in affection 
as well as in admiration, originated this celebration. 
In the printed minutes of the seventh meeting of 
the Executive Committee of the Hudson-Ftdton 
Celebration Commission, held on January 7, 1909, 
at page 734, it is declared that the "Origin of 
Tercentenary Movement" was the appointment 
on June 13, 1901, by the Trustees of the Holland 
Society, on motion of Theodore Banta, of a com- 
mittee composed of Augustus Van Wyck, Warner 
Van Norden, Theodore Banta, Robert B. Roosevelt, 
and Henry Van Dyke, for the purpose of enlisting 
the sympathy and cooperation of all citizens in a 
suitable commemoration of the discovery of the 
Hudson, which resulted in the formation of this 
commission. Then our Yankee brethren stepped 
to . the front, adding the Fulton element to it. 
Thus, this demonstration, promising to be one of 
the greatest of the kind, was started. 
Three hundred years ago, the Half Moan, with 

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"Hudson in command, wended her way through our 
hisSbor and up the river that bears his name, which 
was tlieh lined with red men — ^attracted by curiosity 
and a\ife(£^dot4btless, by fear of their future as well 
as by a^miratibn — ^and by virgin forests, which 
crow^e^^^me 'Fatisades, the Highlands, and the 
Catj^tft^^ The red man and the stately oak, both 
ihe forest, bowed cordial welcome to him 

%uid his crew. That was the first stqp in the 
creation of a Dutch commonwealth, afterwards 
becoming the Empire State among the forty-six 
constituting this nation — ^a State having a popula- 
tion greater than that of the mother country, and 
having within it the metropolis of the Western 
World, now pressing all other cities closely in the 
contest for first position in the sisterhood of muni- 

The first commanding nobleman in feudal times 
to espouse the cause of Democracy was William 
the Silent. He gave up to that cause fortune, life, 
and the highest position in the service of the then 
great Philip of Spain. His example and conduct 
did more to make mankind free and happy than 
that of any other individual known to history. 
Holland, little in territorial extent, has been a 
giant in deeds under the inspiration of that hero 
in such a cause — small in circumference, yet she 
has endrcled the globe with her history and her 
colonies. The gallant three hundred at Ther- 
mopylae saved their country from the imposition 
of Oriental civilization, preserving the Grecian or 
Occidental civilization, the mere forenmner of 
the Christian civilization. It was Holland, under 
William the Silent and his associates, that secured 
the fruits of such civilization to be enjoyed by the 


people according to their conscience, free froip 
church or civil tyranny, then in combinatioh. 
The debt of gratitude to that Holland ca«i<A be 
fully appreciated by those who have-so tofig" en- 
joyed religious and civil liberty, foi^getjiflgi those 
who in the long ago secured it for them. ^"- 

The general impress upon the world is 
Hollander is a taciturn and deeply thoug: 
person. This has been emphasized by the circum- 
stance in the life of William, which led to his being 
called "the Silent." Yet she has produced some 
of the greatest statesmen and warriors, on sea and 
on land, and the finest orators and writers upon 
public questions, which our own Franklin declared 
to have been the examples most consulted and fol- 
lowed by the American patriots in the struggle for 
liberty and in the formative period of our nation. 
This idea of thoughtful silence, to some of our 
Yankee friends, has been a source of humor, one 
of whom seriously told me not long since that even 
the deaf and dumb Hollander went to bed with 
boxing gloves on to keep from talking in his sleep 
(with his fingers). 

The pride of this society in its ancestry is not 
solely manifested by its name, but also by the 
fact that only the descendants in the male line 
of the Dutch citizens of a Dutch-American colony 
prior to 1675 are eligible to membership. We, 
doubtless, have kept fresher our memory of the 
deeds and heroes who made Holland great in her 
formative period than those who continue to live 
there; but sometimes we envy the Hollander who 
in later years migrated to this cotmtry, for he 
can claim nearer kindred to the modem Hollander 
than we possibly can, though he cannot entertain 



^pny more friendly and affectionate regard for them 

'tti*n we]do. 

S^yiroimient is man's master. What race can 
hayenJkiQre confidence in itself than that which, 
like T^^ityia thQ Red Sea episode, commanded the 
L ocean taimbare. the land it rested upon for their 

V f* ^S^SiS^ ^^ commanded it again to cover those 
'^^ff0mies with its friendly waters to save it unstained 
from the bloody touch of the Spaniards of that 
period? This touch of nature begat a spirit of 
patriotism supported by self-confidence that waged 
for eighty years wasting war for home and liberty 
in all its branches. So much water made a clean 
people, in person, mind, heart, conscience, and 
morals. The Hollander has always been at home 
on and in and below the level of the water, and sea 
which has made him the great sailor, merchant, and 
financier of the world. The Lord commanded the 
dry land to appear; the Hollander did more than 
any modem race in obedience thereto. The ex- 
pression, "The Dutch have taken Holland," is 
always news, for they are continually taking more 
of the bed of the sea. The Lord commanded man 
to "go forth, increase, multiply, and replenish the 
earth " ; the Hollander again has obeyed this to the 
letter, though his country was small and over- 
crowded. The effect of this environment has com- 
pelled the Hollander to develop himself to the 
highest state in every possible line of human en- 
deavor, to commend himself to the entire world, 
and to live by honest and fair service to and 
dealings with all races, upon the fruits of other 
lands. Hollanders first asserted civil and religious 
liberty; and in the arts, sciences, trades, and litera- 
ture they have been excelled by none. Every 


baby bom in this little land requires some Dutch- 
man to move out of it and make room for the new- ' 
comer. So you find her sailors covering the seas, 
her merchants in eveiy market of the world^ ^d 
her bankers the great money lenders of the world. 

There are many parallels between this c6un1 
and that. Our Washington was more nearly im 
eled after the tjrpe of William the Silent than any ' 
other of the great heroes of the world. Both lost 
more battles than they won, yet neither ever lost 
an army, nor was peace ever thought of by either 
one until his cotmtry was free. Our Paul Jones 
was modeled after your Van Tromp; with the 
least equipment they cleared the seas of their 
countries' enemies. Our Patrick Henry was 
modeled after youn Bameveldt; neither rested 
in speech till their countrymen were stirred to the 
highest possible state of enthusiasm for war against 
their enemies. Our John Adams was modeled 
after your John DeWitt; neither lost his head 
from jealousy or self-pride, while dealing with the 
great problems then so important for the welfare 
of their countries. This parallel could be further 
pursued with truthful exactness, to the edification 
of the lover of Hollanders ; but time forbids. 

The Dutchmen here and abroad from modesty 
have left to others the task of impartially writing 
the history of Holland and her people. Our Motley 
of English extraction, and our Douglas Campbell, 
a Scotch Presbjrterian, in their admittedly superb 
histories, have paid such great praise and tribute 
to the almost tmlimited Dutch influence upon the 
destiny of the world as wotdd have caused the same 
to be questioned and attributed to self -pride and 
boastf ulness, had they been written by a Dutch pen. 

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We urge otir guests to convey to the mother- 
land our intense spirit of friendship and affection 
anid the spirit of our imperishable pride in her 
thoughts and deeds, from her birth till now. May 
Holigiid's peace of mind never be disturbed by the 
angry Controversies of others — ^may the hand of 
W of some covetous neighbor never be laid 
)n her! Should such dangers ever threaten her, 
a call upon the Holland-American will arouse a 
lively recollection of the helpful spirit shown this 
country in the Revolution of 1776; and the Amer- 
ican attitude would greatly influence the conduct of 
Holland's neighbors to her benefit. May your 
Queen live long and happily and rule wisely ! 

The PREsroENT: Gentlemen, His Excellency the 
Minister of the Netherlands intended to be with us 
to-night and hoped to be here before the dinner 
was finished. I have received this telegram: 

Allow me to send through you to The Holland Society 
most cordial greetings. I intended to join you at a late 
hour, but train connections after the Half Moon celebra- 
tion prevent my arriving before one o'clock. 

Gentlemen, I have expressed to you our regret 
at the absence of the Chairman of the Netherlands 
Half Moon Comanission. It is a regret only at 
Dr. van Eeghen's absence, because a very worthy 
representative of the Netherlands Commission, the 
Vice-President, is here. I propose to you the next 

The Netherlands Half Moon Commission. 

I take pleasure in introducing to you its Vice- 
President, Mr. de Monchy. 

Ladies and Gentlemen: 

^*>SUPPOSE I may follow the example of 
V^^ other speakers and acknowle^e the 
JS — I ladies in our company, as long as the 
toasts are in order. 

As your President has pointed out, I am here 
sitting in the place of my esteemed President, Mr. 
van Eeghen. I am happy to say that it was only 
a slight indisposition which prevented him from 
coming, and I hope that in a few days he will be all 
right again and may attend the fmther festivities, 
as he would have liked to do to-day. I am sorry 
for him, and you also have my sympathy that he 
is not here, because instead of his beautiful speech 
you will have to be content with my poor effort. 
But I can say that what I am going to say comes 
from the heart. 

While crossing the ocean a few days ago, many 
of us fell tmder the spell of the thought which that 
mighty ocean never fails to bring to the mind c£ 
any human being who is not quite insensible to the 
beauties of nature, that, though we belong to the 
most widely separated nations, yet in the end we 
form on the earth but one great family. During 
these days of crossing the ocean many of us spolffi 


- of the diflEerence between a transatlantic voyage in 

the tinoie of Hudson and one at the present time, 

when it is a great pleasure to be on one of those 

beautiful steamers, belonging to so many different 

lines, which hold regular intercourse between the 

. different parts of , the world. But it is not my 

^^ V^rigfr to anticipate the words of Mr. van Eeghen, 

• , :^ when he shall offer the Half Moon to New York. 

I leave him to describe the enthusiasm with which 

the idea of building a reproduction of the Half 

Moon and offering it to your city was received in 

our country. 

We cannot be too thankful for your hearty 
invitation tc be your guests on this occasion, for 
you Americans receive your guests in a manner that 
might be an example to everyone. We find you 
have extended yoiu' Monroe Doctrine to include 
not only Amerii ans, but also those who have had 
the pleasure to visit you at this time of celebration. 

As has been said, it was Hudson who opened 
correspondence between the northern part of 
America and Eiu'ope, but it was not Hudson who 
built up the regular correspondence that we now 
enjoy, nor was it Hudson who created this large 
traffic in goods by palatial steamers. That needed 
strong work, that needed untiring energy and study 
to advance it so far. And in that regard I fear 
no contradiction from my fellow Eiu'opeans when 
I bring a salute of honor to the American merchants 
and to the American people in general. {Applause) 

And it is therefore, gentlemen, that I close by 
proposing to drink a glass to the welfare of the 
commerce and industry of the United States and 
to you all, dear gentlemen of your hospitable 
country. (Applause.) 

The PREsroENT: Gentlemen, it is my pleasure *^ . 
now to propose the toast 

The Cities of Amstbrdau and New Amsterdam. 

and I introduce to you the Bui^omaster ot Am«-. ,/ 

stoxlam, the Hon. Mr. vac Leeuwen. (Apf^'is^^i^^' 


Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: 

~fhA FEEL that it is incumbent upon me to 
\JtS acquit myself of a debt of gratitude, not 
I* I only to Mr. Van Duzer for the words 
addressed to me in my capacity of Bturgomaster of 
Amsterdam, but also to all those others who have 
shown us so many marks of friendship and sym- 
pathy. Although we are under the spell of all the 
great and wonderful things around us, we do not 
fed strangers here at all. On the contrary, owing 
to the cordial reception you have prepared for 
us and the sympathy with which we have been 
met on all sides, we feel in yotu* midst as though 
we were yoiu- own kith and kin. (Applause.) 
And to whom are we indebted for this reception? 
To Diedrich Knickerbocker? To those historians 
who take what Washington Irving himself con- 
fessed was his own coarse caricature of the real 
history of New York as acttial fact and rely on him 
for local color? No; most decidedly not; but to 
those amoi^ you who have never ceased in speech 
and in print to take the part of the Dutch against 
the pictures that such historians have given of them, 
to those among you who have pointed out that the 
freedom, toleration, and htmaanity so highly prized 
by t^e Americans were imbibed in Holland, to 


those among you who have demonstrated the 
interest of the Netherlands in the making of the 
American Republic, who have again and again 
reminded the world of the fact that the politioal 
and military leaders of the country who founded & 
number of states had been living in the one*situdl> ^ 
republic of Northern Europe; that Massachu- 
setts was settled in 1620 by men educated in the 
Dutch Republic ; that the man who settled Rhode 
Island was a fine scholar in the Dutch language and 
in Dutch history, and taught the poet Milton 
Dutch; that New York, the Empire State, which 
led all the others in jurisprudence, constitutional 
law, and influence on the nation, was founded 
by the Dutch, who transported to the new world 
their republican principles; that William Perm 
was the son of a Dutch mother, Margaret Jasper 
of Amsterdam; that Dutch was as much his native 
language as English, and that he wrote the great 
constitution of Gelderland, the old home of the 
Anglo-Saxon and one of the early homes of the 
Dutch Republic. (Applause.) To the men who 
have thrown a dear light upon all this and have 
never ceased to proclaim it the Hollanders are 
greatly indebted. It is to them, who proposed a 
memorial history of New Netherlands, who pro- 
posed an equestrian statue to William the Silent, 
that we owe to a great extent the sympathy we 
have experienced here, a sympathy which is 
mutual and has also another cause, for Benjamin 
Franklin once said of the Dutch Republic, ' * founded 
in love of liberty and bravery and the defense of 
it, she has been our great example. " This dictum 
is undoubtedly very flattering to us, but I could 
wish to put another construction upon it, namely, 

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that the intdlectual and spiritual aflSnity between 
■ the two peoples accounts for the fact that the two 
nations at difierent epochs have done the same 
ttnfiS- This affinity is also the reason why Amer- 
-tfUlbs, and Hollanders feel so much for each other 
, \.v'BW, ■why the three-century-old friendship has 
-"■ never been disturbed by a discordant note. {Ap- 
plause.) May this ever continue. I drink to our 
lasting friendship and sympathy. (Applause.) 

The President: Gwitlemai, it is my pleasure 
to introduce to you Hon. Stewart L. Woodford, 
the Chairman of the Half Moon Commission, who 
in our Mayor's absence will offer to the Burgo- 
master of Amsterdam the greeting of the City of 
New York. (Applause.) 


Mr. Chairman, Mr. Burgomaster: 

(%A REGRET that the Mayor of New York is 
\^3 prevented by prior engagement from 

■ I being here to-night. I congratulate my- 
self that I am permitted in his stead and in the 
name of the Hudson-Fulton Commission to bid 
most cordial greeting to our Holland friends. We 
are heartily glad to see you here. {Applause.) 

Beginning with Saturday it will be my pleasant 
oflScial duty to be your host. To-night I am 
fortimate in beii^ yoiu- guest and in bdng per- 
mitted to give this simple word of greeting. As 
I shall have to talk many times then it is courtesy 
to you and kindness to myself that I speak little 
now. To-night it has been my privilege as Presi- 
dent of the Commission to greet the Japanese 
Prince and Princess at a dinner given to them at 
the Hotel Astor. To-night it is my privilege to 
meet our friends from Holland here. We are heart- 
ily glad that they are with us — heartily glad. 
{Applause.) We are glad that their wives and 
daughters are with them. {Applause.) I shall 
not speak in those terms of aSectionate gallantry 
that my friend Judge Van Wyck employed. He is 
yoimg, courteous, and what he says their husbands 



^ will forget. (Laughter.) I am old and serious, and 

^ if I should speak with one half the affection that 

5^; ^ tljie Judge does, I should be in trouble in my own 
hijose if not in yours. (Laughter.) 

)w York and New England owe a large debt of 
Ide to the Hollanders. An English captain, 
Lilmg under the charter of your government, 
came here and explored our river in 1609. In 1620 
Pilgrims went to Massachtisetts who had been 
welcomed and housed in Leyden for many years, 
and the Pilgrims of Massachusetts were the guests 
of the Dutchmen, and so New York and New 
England are debtors to the Dutch on both sides of 
the question. (Applause.) 

Now to all of you, the ladies and the men, we 
give the hospitality of New York. We hope you 
will have the best time of your lives and we shall 
try to give it to you, and when you shall turn to go 
homeward to the old land we shall be more than 
grateful if you bear with you kindly memory of 
the little place that Henry Hudson founded three 
hundred years ago and shall think that at least 
with Holland thrift and with Holland energy we 
have done reasonably well in the three hundred 
years that have been allotted us. (Applause.) 
And so, dear friends, taking you into the heart 
of New York we thank you affectionately for 
coming to us. We will do by you as well as we 
know how and when you shall return bearing the 
greeting of this New Amsterdam to Her Gracious 
Majesty, your Queen, we want you to feel that 
you take back with you not merely pleasant 
memories, but that you take back with you the 
heart, the love, and the greeting of the Dutchmen 
in New York. (Applause.) 


The President: Gentlemen, our guests are not 
all in civil life. We have one, most distingtiished 
in his own country and distinguished in his brancb 
of the service, and I offer you the next toastr^*. 

The Armies and the Navies of the NETHKtf^ 


And it is my pleasure to present to you the dis- 
tinguished Captain of the Utrecht, Captain Colen- 


Ladies,President of The Holland Society of New York, 
Honored Hosts, and Fellow Guests: 

EN a few months ago we got the news 
that Her Majesty, the Queen of the 
Netherlands, had assigned the Utrecht to 
be present at these festivities, the celebration of the 
Hudson voy^ie and the Fulton achievement, there 
was an outburst of joy in my ship that we had been 
selected for this purpose, not alone among the 
officers, but through all the complement of the ship. 
We were only sorry that we could not come over 
here with a much larger ship than the Utrecht, 
and we were even fearful that affairs in South 
America would detain us close to that coast; but 
happily that did not happen. (Applause.) 

When I came here to-night I was not prepared 
to say a word, but, during the time I sat here, I 
was inspired a little by all those beautiful flowers 
I saw arotmd me; and, as all of you know, most 
of them, especially those which are small and 
powerful, have an imconscious way of throwii^ 
out their seeds as far as they possibly can in order 
that their offspring may be strong; and a small 
nation like ours, if it is permissible to draw the 
comparison, has followed that example in former 


years to a great extent; and especially when our 
sons have voluntarily left our country, it was iii*- ^^ 
the hope that the strongest and the fairest on)» -j J 
who went to other countries would fulfill that la\tti( ^ i^ 
nature; and so it is not to be wondered at that/W^^i 
all the different parts of the world, we find country- V* 
men of ours who have proved themselves to be 
among the best of us. (Applause.) 

The American Navy was not yet bom when ours 
had already a lifetime of history b^iind it. It 
is most probable that in the beginning of the life 
of the American Navy many examples of ours 
were followed. But things have changed since 
that time. In our country we first became ac- 
quainted with the American Navy in the person of 
Paul Jones. He was the man who came over first 
to our country and there is not a boy in the Nether- 
lands who does not know the song we always sang, 
"There comes Paul Jones, He's such a Dainty 
Fellow. ' ' (Applause.) 

Ladies and gentlemen, in these times things 
have changed, and, where formerly we were about 
on the same plane as to our navies, now we have 
to learn a great deal from yotu^. But I am quite 
sure that in time to come it will always be the 
purpose of both navies to perform the duty that 
is assigned to us to the best of our ability. I pro- 
pose the health of the Navy of the United States. 

The President: Gentlemen, we have as one of 
our guests the Commandant of the New York 
Navy Yard, and I take pleasure in introducing to 
you Captain Murdock, who will say a word for the 
American Navy. (Applause.) 

Mr. Chairman, Ladies, and Gentlemen: 

T is one of the privileges of the Commandant 
of the New York Navy Yard to frequently 
have a word or two to say on the subject 
of the navy, but I am sure that this privilege has 
never been ^Ltended under more favorable aiis- 
pices than to-night when the American Navy is 
coupled with that c^ the Netherlands. (Applause.) 
The student of naval history may search in vain 
through the centuries during which warfare has 
been carried on at sea for anything more instruc- 
tive, for warfare more filled with gallant deeds of 
arms than the wars which were w^ed in the 
seventeenth centiuy between the provinces of the 
Netherlands and of Great Britain. And I wonder 
how many students of history, as they look over the 
different centtuies, bear in mind that the sun shin- 
ing on the English Channel has never but once 
seen that channel unvexed by an English keel, 
and that was in the days of Tromp, the gallant 
Admiral of the Navy of the Netherlands. (Ap- 

Now, gentlemen, it is to us, oflScers of a late 
generation, officra^ of a nation that commenced to 
live a hundred years after that day; it is to us the 


ojQEioers of this country that is reserved the privilege 
of being friends with both of those combatants of 
old; descendants of one, pupils of the other; and. 
if circumstances should ever unfortunately l^ad : 
us into similar positions we will be happy if we are 
able to emulate the deeds of either of those noble 
antagonists. (Applause.) 

The PREsroENT: Gentlemen, it was with re- 
gret that General Leonard Wood sent word that 
on account of an engagement with the Japanese 
Prince he was tmable to accept the invitation this 
evening, but we have with us his chief of staff, 
known in the army as Colonel George S. Anderson, 
known in the city and at every post at which he 
has ever been stationed as the genial and courteous 
George Anderson. I expected to take pleasure in 
asking him to say a word for the army. (Ap- 
plause.) But Colonel Anderson has begged to be 
excused and has been called away sooner than he 

We have also with us a representative of ^the 
Dutch Army. He has asked to be excused from 
speaking, but I wish to present our guest,*^ Cap- 
tain Van der Pant, a distinguished oflficer in the 
army of Her Majesty. (Applause.) 

Now, gentlemen, to conclude the evening — ^we 
have drunk a toast to Her Majesty the Queen — 
but we have another toast, to the wives and 
daughters of the Netherlands Conmiission, all 
queens of Holland. The toast is 

The Ladies. 

I ask Mr. Van Norden to reply. 

Mr. President: 

(%A SHOULD hardly be so hard-hearted as to 
\JtS inflict a speech upon this patient audi^ice 

™ » so near midnight. As I look about upon 
the tables I am reminded of a speech made by an 
Irish statesman as to the condition in his own 
country. He said: "The great curse of Ireland is 
her absentees. The whole country is full of them. " 
Mr. Wendell and I had concocted a very witty and 
eloquent speech and I wanted him to deliver it, 
but as he is a great friend of the ladies, and some- 
times a pubUc speaker suffers from a dip of the 
tongue, he felt he could not afford to endanger his 
position and has laid the job on me. 

I am reminded of a story Mr. Theodore Roose- 
velt tised to tell. You know Mr. Roosevelt was 
Colonel of the Rough Riders and he was con- 
stantly annoyed more or less by applications for 
help from them when they got into trouble. One 
of his Rough Riders wrote him a letter which ran 
something like this. It said: "Dear Colonel: I am 
in great trouble ; I have shot a lady in the eye, but, 
Colonel, it was an accident. I didn't mean to do 
it. I was only shooting at my wife. " {Laughter.) 
As I say, I do not think I ought to inflict a speech 

upon you and I will follow the example of the Mem- 
bers of Congress and beg leave to print, and I will 
dose by quoting from an author words which are 
very much to the point and which will cover the 
whole ground that I might go over if I qxike to you 
for an hour, showing the position of nearly every 
American and to what he owes his success. It is a 
little verse which has been aptly written and whidi 
I think you will appreciate. He said: 

When I came trudging into town, 

An awkward country lad, 
An empty purse and willing hands 

Were all the wealth I had. 
But now Z cannot count my gold. 
My stocks and bonds are manifold, 
My wares are laid in every land. 
My ships at sea are legion and 

I owe it all to mother. 




HE New York Historical Society and The 
Holland Society of New York joined in 
issuing the following notice to their mem- 
bers and the members of the St. Nicholas Society. 

The New York Historical Society, in co-operation 
with The Holland Society of New York, take pleasure 
in aonouncing that by special request Mr. H. T. Colen- 
BRANDER, of Holland, will deliver, on January ii, 1910, 
at 8.30 p. M., a Lecture entitled: Holland as a Colonizing 
Power — with Special R^erence to New Amsterdam. " 

You are cordially invited to be present at the Lecture in 
the Hall of The New York Historical Society, Central 
Park West and Seventy-sixth Street. 

On the evening of that day the spadotis and 
attractive new building of The New York His- 
toricBl Society was thrown open and over one 
hundred of the invited guests were present to hear 
the lectiu'e in question. A larger attendance 
would have resulted but for the necessarily short 
time elapsing between the issuance of the notices 
and the delivery of the lecture. 

President Samuel V. Hoffman, of the Historical 
Society, presided, entering the hall escorting Dr. 
Colenbrander and followed by First Vice-President 
P. R. Schell, who escorted Henry L. Bogert, 


Secretary of The Holland Society. President Hoflf- 
man addressed the audience, expressing his grati- 
fication that circumstances had now placed the 
Historical Society in a position in which it could 
advantageously and comfortably entertain its 
members and their guests and cooperate effectively 
with its sister societies, such as The Holland 
Society on this occasion, in the entertainment of 
such distinguished visitors as the lecturer of the 
evening. He expressed the hope that the future 
might afford frequent opportunities for similar 
entertainment and that the restilt might bring 
the different societies closer together and con- 
tribute to their mutual progress and harmony. 
He then introduced Dr. H. T. Colenbrander as 
the Secretary of the Commission on National 
(Royal) Historical Publications, referring also to 
the lecturer's visit to this country as the guest of 
the American Historical Association for the pur- 
pose of delivering a lecture at its recent annual 
meeting in the same place. 

After the applause which had greeted Dr. 
Colenbrander at the close of his remarks, Mr. 
Bogert, on behalf of The Holland Society and also 
on behalf of the Historical Society, in which he was 
a life member, moved a vote of thanks to the 
lecturer for his interesting and valuable discotu-se, 
and expressed the hope that it might be placed in 
permanent form in the archives of the Historical 
Society. This motion met with the applause of 
the audience and was seconded by Vice-President 
Schell and carried imanimously. In presenting 
the vote of thanks to Dr. Colenbrander, President 
Hoffman included the request that a copy of the 
lecture might be presented to the Historical 


Sodety for its records. The President then de- 
clared the meeting adjourned and the audience 
dispersed through the new building, admiring 
the collections of the Society and the advantageous 
method in which the new building permitted their 
distribution and exhibition. 

The Twenty-Fifth Annual 

Twenty-fifth Anniversary Dinner of 
The Holland Society of New York took 
place at the Waldorf-Astoria, on Thurs- 
day evening, January 20, 1910, attended by about 
four hundred and ten members and guests and 
about one hundred and twenty-five ladies and 
their escorts in the boxes. 

The banner and fiag of the Society were dis- 
played as usual: the banner just back of the Presi- 
dent, at the guest table, and the large orange flag 
on the gallery opposite. The American and early 
Dutch flags were displayed on each side of the 
banner. The usual arrangement of the room was 
adopted, under which the guest table was plarad 
at the west side of the grand ball room, in front 
of the conservatory, but small tables, seating eight, 
were used instead of the large tables of other years. 
Although more difficiilt to arrange the parties who 
appUed to be seated together, there was a general 
satisfaction with the restdt, and the appearance 
of the room was materially improved. 

The menu, on request of a number who had 
fotmd the full-sized menu uncomfortable to carry 


away, was made half the usual size and appeared 
to be satisfactory, though not so well adapted for 
binding in the Year Book. 

The souvenir was a reproduction of a pewter 
spoon of Henry Hudson's time, such as appeared 
in the cabin of the HaJf Moon during the Hudson- 
Pulton Celebration. 

In addition to the speakers, E. J. Wendell had 
obtained the services of Frank Croxton, vocalist, 
and Charles L. Saflford, accompanist, who rendered 
the Dutch national anthem, the Star Spangled 
Banner^ and Philadelphia. 

Rev. A. A. Zabriskie was called upon to offer 

The invited guests seated on the dais were : 

Henry Sayre Van Duzer, President of The Hol- 
land Society; Jonkheer Dr. J. Loudon, Envoy 
Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of 
the Netherlands; Rev. Dr. Wm. Elliot Griflfis 
(Ithaca, N. Y.); Hon. William D. Murphy; Com. 
Warren Jay Terhtme, Sr., Aid on Staff of Rear- 
Admiral James B. Murdock; Genl. John T. Lock- 
man, First Vice-President, St. Nicholas Society; 
T. Greidanus, Secretary, Netherland Chamber of 
Commerce in America; Floyd B. Sanderson, Act- 
ing President, St. George's Society; Dr. Thomas 
Darlington, Ex. Com. Huguenot Society; Barr 
Ferree, Secretary, Pennsylvania Society; James 
McGregor Smith, Manager, St. Andrew's Society; 
Henry Russell Drowne, Secretary, N. Y. Socy. 
Sons of the Revolution; James de la Montanye, 
Treasurer, Empire State Socy. Sons of American' 
Revolution ; Walter L. Suydam, Governor, Society 
of Colonial Wars in State of New York; Elijah 
Woodward, Recorder, Colonial Order of the Acorn; 


Alfred J. Talley, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; 
George Morgan Lewis, Secretary St. David's 
Society; Hon. John R. Planten, Consul General 
of the Netherlands. 

The members and guests were seated as follows 
(the number after the name indicates the table) : 
J. Walter Ackerman, 37; Antonio C. Astarita, 19; 
Frederick D. Backus, 18; S. M. Banard, 6; W. 
Harrison Bayles, 27; Wade H. Becker, 33; Alston 
Beekman, 25; George C. Beekman, 25; Henry M. 
T. Beekman, 33; Dr. Christopher C. Beling, 4; 
Edward J. Bergen, 22; James J. Bergen, 4; James 
J. Bergen, 4; Tunis G. Bergen, 3; Tunis G. Bergen, 
3; John F. Berry, 12; John C. Bliss, 11 ; Dr. 
Joseph F. Bloodgood, 25; Andrew D. Bogert, 27; 
Charles A. Bogert, 27; E. S. Bogert, 18; Henry L. 
Bogert, 3; Maj. T. K. Boggs, 25; Chester A. Bra- 
man, 36; Lyton Briggs, 22; Jacob L. Brink, 31; 
Theodore Brink, 34; Charles J. Brooks, 21 ; Charles 
De Hart Brower, 32 ; William L. Brower, 9 ; William 
L. Brower, 9; David H. Burd, 8; E. L. Burt, 11; 
John W. Cary, 3; John C. Chase, 28; John J. 
Clancy, 5; T. B. Clark, 6; Rev. Chas. K. Clear- 
water, 7; Charles P. Coleman, 10; Dr. W. B. Coley, 
19; F. L. Colwell, 30; William G. Conklin, 17; 
Frederick Coykendall, 24; John Coykendall, 22; 
S. D. Coykendall, 24; Adam A. Cross, 30; M. Van 
Dyke Cruser, 27; Dr. Fred'k M. Dearborn, 4; 
Charles R. De Bevoise, 31; Milton Demarest, 32; 
Milton Demarest, 32; George B. Demming, 25; 
Dr. John E. De Mund, 17; Richard Devens, i; 
A. H. De Witt, i; Jerome P. De Witt, 18; J. 
Walter De Witt, 18; Moses J. De Witt, 18; William 
G. De Witt, 15; William G. De Witt, 15; William 
G. De Witt, 15; Emery Deyo, 36; Perry Deyo, 36; 


S. L. F. Deyo, 12; Walter C. Deyo, 33; ComeKus 
Ditmars, 29; H. E. Ditmars, 15; J. E. Ditmars, 15; 
John Ditmars, 31; John Ditmars, 31; Albert I. 
Drayton, 33; Abraham B. Du Bois, 24; Philip H, 
Du Bois, 1 1 ; Frederick M. Dudley, 21 ; C. E. Dusen- 
berry, 14; Frank S. Dutcher, 19; Joseph Dykes, 
25; William B. Elmendorf, 20; E. J. Elting, 24; 
Jacob Elting, 24; Jesse Elting, 24; Rev. James M. 
Farrar, 12; A. M., Freer, Jr., 29; Jed Frye, 5; Win- 
field C. Fuller, 28 ; Garret J. Garretson, 7 ; William 
W. Gillen, 7; William B. Gourley, 14; Lawrence K. 
Groat, 37; Louis W. Groat, 37; Dr. A. R. Gulick, 
27; Emestus Gulick, 37; John C. Gulick, 4; H. F. 
Gumey, 6; Bert J. Hamilton, 7; Charles H. 
Hampton, 10; Warren N. Haring, 14; Brujni Has- 
brouck, 31; Frank Hasbrouck, 3; Maiming Has- 
brouck 9 ; Martin Hasbrouck, 32 ; W. F. Hasbrouck, 
26; C. H. Hawkins, 31; John W. Heck, 35; Hub- 
bard Hendrickson, 34; Gen. W. C. Heppenheimer, 
28; J. M. Hodson, D.D., 36; William LI. Hoes, 2; 
Samuel V. HoflEman, 3 ; Garret S. M. Holdrum, 27 ; 
Arthur Horton, 12 ; E. Tarker Howard, 30; Morgan 
R. Howe, 13; H. B. Hubbard, 34; Timothy I. 
Hubbard, 22; E. Covert Hulst, 23; Edward T. 
Hulst, 23; Charles Warren Hunt, 12; Arthur 
Ingraham, 2; Thomas L. James, 22; John A. 
Jeremiah, 5; Floy M. Johnston, 23; W. O. Jones, 
12; Frederic R. Keator, 26; Dr. Harry M. Keator, 
26; William C. Keator, 26; H. J. Kennedy, 14; 
Herbert T. Ketcham, 22; William King, Jr., 30; 
Gerrit Kouwenhoven, 17; Dr. John B. Kouwen- 
hoven, 17; William H. Kouwenhoven, 23; A. H. 
King, 33; Marshall Lansing, 35; Benjanmi Lar- 
zelere, 16; Albert A. Lefever, 11 ; A. P. Lefever, 23; 
Edward Y. Le Fevre, 1 1 ; Frank J. Le Fevre, 1 1 ; 


Harry W. Leonard, i; Theodore P. Lozier, 34, 
Thomas W. Lydecker, 14; Alexander McConnell, 
30; Peter McDonnell, 16; Rev. John McDowell, 29; 
Gates G. McGarrah, 23; Dr. John A. Mclsaac, 17; 

A. J. McKenna, 15; Newton F. McKeon, 35; 
Thomas Sabine McLane, 8 ; Dr. Carlos MacDonald, 
19; Thomas W. Marler, 20; Arthur H. Masten, 9; 
Walter M. Meserole, 7; William Frederic Metz- 
ger, i; Albert G. Milbank, 9; A. P. Morison, 12; 
John H. Myers, 34; David Nevius, 7; James S. 
Newkirk, 34 ; Burdett S. Oakes, 8 ; Charles Olney, 
23; Andrew J. Onderdonk, 35; Farley Osgood, 13; 
Nicholas F. Palmer, 16; Albert L. Perry, 7; Frank 

B. Pljmpton, 27; Dr. J. Wilson Poucher, 24; 
John H. Prall, 2; W. R. Prall, 2; Henry F. Quack- 
enbos, 28; A. C. Qnackenbush, 5; James A. Ren- 
wick, 25; Gerard Roberts, 26; William S. Ross, 26; 
Rev. George D. Sander, 15; Samuel M. Schafer, 23; 
Charles L. Schenck, 25 ; Mervin Ryerson Schenck, 
8; Willard P. Schenck, 29; Otto B. Schmidt, 21; 
Harry C. Senior, 13; A. G. Sherwood, 18; W. A. 
Simonson, 22; Dr. B. H. B. Sleght, 32; David 
Springsteen, 18; Elmer W. Stagg, 31; Peter W. 
Stagg, 31; E. Boudinot Stockton, i; Chas. H. 
Stoutenbtirgh, 35; John H. Stoutenburgh, 35; 
Dr. Bond Stow, 33; WilUam E. Strauch, 13; W. P. 
Stjrmus, Jr., 16; Carl E. Sutphen, 4; jC. Edgar 
Sutphen, 4; D. D. Sutphen, 36; James Suydam, 5; 
Lambert Suydam, 5; Lambert Suydam, Jr., 5; 
W. F. Suydam, 6; William M. Swartwout, 29; 
Edward N. Tailer, 3 ; John Tannor, 36 ; Stevenson 
Taylor, 16; George G. Teller, 36; Charles C. Ten 
Broeck, 24; Rensselaer Ten Broeck, 16; J. Harry 
Terhune, 2 ; J. Irving Terhune, 35 ; P. Christie Ter- 
hune, 2; A. G. Thomson, 15; Alfred H. Tompkins, 


i6; Henry Traphagen, 33; M. C. Turner, 20; 
P. N. Turner, 6; Dudley S. Van Antwerp, 28; 
Frederick G. Van Antwerp, 29 ; Henry Van Arsdale, 
9 ; Arthur H. Van Brunt, 3 ; Jeremiah R. Van Brunt, 
16; De Witt Van Buskirk, 10; J. C. Van Cleaf, 12; 
Prank Van Cleve, 14; Marshdl B. Van Cott, 37; 
E. B. Vanderveer, 26; John H. Vanderveer, 18; 
Dr. J. N. Vander Veer, 20; John R. Van Derveer, 
32; Seeley Vander Veer, 33; Alfred Van Derwerken, 
30; Victor E. Van Derwerken, 30; Louis O. Van 
Doren, 19; Albert H. Van Deusen, 6; Henry S. 
Van Duzer, Dais; Harrison Van Duyne, 29; 
Amos Van Etten, 9; E. Van Etten, 19; Dr. Nathan 
B. Van Etten, 36; David W. Van Hoesen, 6; Henry 
B. Van Hoesen, 6; P. M. Van Horn, 17; Byron G. 
Van Home, 34; John G. Van Home, 28; John R. 
Van Home, 28; Stephen Van Allen Van Home, 34; 
Isaac Van Houten, 2 ; Isaac Van Houten, 2 ; John 
H. H. Van Hoven, 14; P. C. Van Keuren, 13; 
George Van Keuren, 13; Graham Van Keuren, 13; 
William Van Keuren, 13; J. Philip Van Kirk, 19; 
Prank Van Kleeck, 37 ; William H. Van Kleeck, i ; 
Morton Van Loan, 20; Thomas Van Loan, 10; 
Zelah Van Loan, 10; M. C. Van Ness, 32; Prank 
D. Van Nostrand, i; James E. Van Olinda, 20; 
W. K. Van Olinda, 20; A. B. Van Riper, 37; J. 
Schenck Van Sicklen, 8 ; Horace S. Van Voast, i ; 
Easton Van Wagenen, 21 ; A. W. Van Winkle, 14; 
Edward Van Winkle, 7; H. B. Van Winkle, 11; 
William H. Van Wormer, 20 ; Augustus Van Wyck, 
4; J. Leonard Varick, 5; Theodore R. Varick, 21; 
Theodore Romeyn Varick, 26; Albert Van Brunt, 
Voorhees, Jr., 17; Anson Voorhees, 8; Charles C. 
Voorhees, 37; Jno. A. Voorhees, 17; Judah B. 
Voorhees, 8; Charles M. Vreeland, 21; J. Warren 

Vreeland, 21; Nicholas Vreeland, 10; William K. 
Vreeland, 10; John W. Vrooman, 19; Herbert Mi 
Waldron, 21; Charles Elliott Warren, 22; Arthur 
James Weibe,29;EvertJ.WendeIl,3; Frank West- 
ervelt, ii; Josiah A. Westervelt, 30; Charles A. 
Williams, 8; Christian R. Wolters, Jr., 28; Reynier 
J. Wortendylre, 35; Rev. A. A. Zabrislde, 32; C. B. 
Zabriskie, 10; William H. Zabrislde, 27. 


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Arthur H. Masten 


Honored Guests, Ladies, and Members of The Holland 

fjJE meet this evening on the twenty-fifti 
anniversary of the formation of our 
Society, and I thank you for the honor 
and privilege that you have conferred upon me in 
choosing me as your presiding officer, and in your 
name I extend to our guests and our sister societies 
a most cordial greeting, and welccwne them at this 
our annual celebration. 

We are amoi^ the yoimger societies. St. An- 
drew's and St. George and the Friendly Sons of St. 
Patrick, St. Nicholas, and others are more venerable 
and ancient than ourselves as New York societies. 
But it is oiu- qualification for membership that 
gives the atmosphere of age to our society and our 
meetings; for what we celebrate to-night is not 
our twenty-five years of oi^anization, but two 
centuries and a half nearly of residence of our 
Dutch ancestors in the Empire State and Ccttn- 
monwealth of New Jersey. We come together an- 
nually as the descendants in direct male line of the 
early settlers on this Island and meet as Simon-pure 
Knickerbockers of New York and as a society of 
the New Netherlands and Manhattan. (Applause.) 


It is not alone pride of birth or of ancestry that 
we celebrate but it is- our pride in what our fore- 
fathers achieved in this Empire State and Country, 
and it is to recall and commend their virtues and 
that by the contemplation of their lives and deeds 
we may be inspired to emulate their virtues and 
further the principles planted by them, and which 
were and are the foundation and strength of our 

When I look over the meeting of the society I 
miss the faces of several that were with us last 

Three of our ex-Presidents have died since our 
last anniversary: George M. Van Hoesen, the 
upright, learned, and impartial judge, the cour- 
teous gentleman, one learned in the history and 
genealogy of our forefathers, a true and devoted 
member of our society. We deeply feel his loss. 

John M. Van Wormer, the honest and devoted 
public servant, a man of affairs, an enthusiastic, 
generous, and genial companion, a much loved 
member — our happy remembrance of him is his 
highest eulogy. 

And another President has been laid to rest 
during the past week. Judge Chas. H. Truax, a 
leader of the Bar, an honored judge for many years, 
and a worthy descendant of our common ancestry. 

While we feel the loss of our old friends and 
associates, the year has been an interesting and 
eventful one in the society. 

Our Nation, State, and City have celebrated, 
after the expiration of three hundred years, the 
glory of the Netherlands and have paid their tribute 
to our early ancestors and the discoverer of our 
mighty river and the settlers of this State, 


The voyage and discoveries of Henry Hudson 
in the Half Moon have been, honored and glorified 
as probably no other event in history ever was, 
and we with our Dutch modesty admit that it was 
well deserved, and when this celebration has 
recalled to us so strongly the indebtedness of the 
nation to our Dutch ancestors and the Dutch 
principles which were here implanted, that of 
popular education, freedom of worship, the ballot, 
and public charity, we can feel a natural pride in 
recalling the entrance three hundred years ago of a 
ship into this harbor which carried at her mast- 
head the orange, white, and blue. In extolling the 
bravery of the Beggars of the sea who would not 
give up their liberties or bow their knees to the 
world's greatest powers, we shall be stronger in our 
service to our nation in order that Dutch principles 
should not pass away. 

In the late celebration many of us enjoyed the 
dinner, when the Netherlands Conmiission and 
others were our guests, and those of us who came 
in closer intimacy with the members of the com- 
mission were convinced that the character of the 
brave, energetic, and cotirteous Dutchmen of three 
hundred years ago were most worthily represented 
in Mr. Cremer, the representative of her Majesty, 
the Queen, Mr. van Eeghen, the chairman, Mr. 
Heldring, the Secretary of the Commission, and 
Mr. Van Leeuwen, the Burgomaster of Amsterdam, 
and the gallant Captain Colenbrander and the 
officers of the Utrecht. 

The Commissioner specially honored our society 
in inviting us to be present with them in raising 
the flags upon the Half Moon and placing her in 
conmiission, and we greatly appreciate the honor 


they paid us, and lately we have had the pleasure of 
listening to a lecture by the Dutch Historian, Mr. 
Colenbrander, and some of your ofl&oers had the 
pleasure of entertaining him at dinner. 

Our society grows in strength from the forty 
members in 1885 to the 1000 of 1910, and each 
year there has been an increased interest in the 
furthering the objects of the Society. 

It is not for me to take your time further as it is 
the province of the President to preside and to bid 
our guests and representatives of our sister societies 
a hearty welcome. (Applause.) 

Gentlemen, the Society will introduce an inno- 
vation, departing from its usual custom. To-night 
we have the pleasure of having with us Mr. Frank 
Croxton,who will sing the Dutch National Anthem. 

(The Anthem was then rendered, being received 
with great applause.) 

The PREsmENT: Gentlemen, we will fill the 
glasses and drink to the first toast of the evening: 

Our Country and the President 
'* My own, my native land. " 

The President : Our next regular toast is : 

Our Ancestors' Country and Netherlands' 


"Yesterday now is a part of forever." 

On the program it is stated this toast would be 
responded to by the Netherlands Minister, Jonk- 
heer Dr. J. Loudon, and while he had expected and 
intended to be with us, night before last he tele- 


graphed me that he was ill with a cold and the 
doctor would not allow him to travel north at this 
time. While we greatly regret the absence of His 
Excellency we are to be congratulated that we have 
with us in New York the representative of the 
Government of New Netherlands, its Consul 
General. The gentleman I refer to was present at 
the birth of the Society and he is now here at the 
silver anniversary. We trust he will be present 
at the golden anniversary (applause) , but it is 
always a golden opportunity when we can have 
John R. Planten with us. (Applause.) 

Gentlemen, I ask you to arise and drink^to the 
health of the Queen of the Netherlands. 

(The toast was drunk standing.) 

The President: Gentlemen, our next toast is: 

Our State and Our Governor, 

"He serves his party best who serves the country 

The President: The next regxdar toast is: 
Our State and Our City 

(The toast was drunk standing while the or- 
chestra played TTie Star Spangled Banner.) 

Now, gentlemen, while we are good Dutchmen 
we are also patriotic Americans, and in order that 
we may have another song I shall ask Mr. Frank 
Croxton to sing The Star Spangled Banner. 

(The song was then sung with the audience 
participating in the chorus.) 

Gentlemen, oiu* next regular toast is 

Speaeing of Hoixand. 

"She scarce does lift above the sea her fair and 

smiling face, 
Yet, on the heights of History, she holds a lofty 


We have the pleasure of having with us a gentle- 
man distingmshed in the State and aJso a member 
of our sister society, St. Nicholas, which makes him 
doubly welcome. I have the pleasure of introduc- 
ing to you Hon. William D. Murphy. 

Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen: 

(^A WILL confess to having just passed through 
"^JtS a brief period of some nervousness during 
« " .J the musical selection to which I played 
a standing part. I did not know but what perhaps 
under the rules of this Society I m^ht have h&esa 
expected to burst forth into music in Dutch, 
something that I can scarcely qualify to do, and 
I don't like to chuck a bluff at understanding a 
foreign language in the face of some calamities 
that I have seen result from that rfEort on the 
part of others. {Laughter.) I remember the 
incident of the gentleman who insisted on accom- 
panying his French-speaking wife to a matin6e 
given in that language by a chstinguished Parisian 
actress. His wife said, "What is the use of your 
going? You don't understand a word of French. " 
He said, "You just watch me and see if I don't 
pull it oflE as if I knew it all. " At the end of the 
first act the leading male performer came before 
the curtain and addressed a few words to the 
audience which were received in silence, and was 
about to retire, when the gentleman referred to 
biu^t into applause and hand dappir^. His wife 
looked at him in contempt, and when his noise 


subsided said, "Why did you do that? " He said, 
*'Do you suppose I wanted these people to think 
I don't understand French?" She said, "Would 
you like to know what the actor said?" He said, 
"Yes." She said, "He said he had just received 
word his mother was dead and his understudy 
would have to play his part. " (Laughter.) 

I am here to-night tmder pressure, in much 
humility and some modesty, having been persuaded 
to come by the siren eloquence of my dear and old 
friend, your Secretary, Mr. Bogert. Not long 
since I received from him what I interpreted as the 
C. Q. D. call, which in the parlance of the sea we 
all know means, "Help, we are sinking." No 
dinner conmiittee ever gets to the point of admit- 
ting it, even if they feel it. They know that sink- 
ing feeling will be observed and felt by the speaker 
when he rises to address the audience on a toast 
he is not qualified to fill. 

But C. Q. D. in present parlance means "Come 
Quick, Dinner," so I am here to-night, making a 
second appearance before this body in defiance of 
a rule, which applies generally to all criminal classes, 
not to visit the scene of a former crime. (Laughter.) 
No one knows better the perils of frequent appear- 
ance than those after dinner speakers who are 
essentially qualified to fill one night stands. (Laugh- 
ter.) Besides that, as the dinner habit grows, 
and continues, and multiplies here in New York, 
the danger gets greater and greater. A man is 
placed in the position of that gentleman who was 
told by his wife that, that afternoon he had better 
come home early as she proposed to give a recep- 
tion that day and a number of friends would be 
in. "What, this afternoon?" he says ;" why didn't 


you tell me?" "I tell you now. You must be 
home early." He says, "It is this afternoon, is 
it? " and he went out in the hall and began to gather 
up canes and umbrellas. "What are you doing 
that for?" she asked; "you don't think any of our 
friends would steal canes and umbrellas." He 
said, "Nope, but we have been around a lot our- 
selves this winter and I'm afraid some of 'em might 
recognize them. " (Laughter.) And so it is with 
the genial tales the after dinner speaker acctmitdates 
in his course arotmd. Without mercy, without 
reproach, without anything in the nature of con- 
science he takes them when he sees them. He is 
like the Irishman who was waked up in the night. 
His wife said, "Whisht, Pat, don't spake; there's a 
burglar in the room." "Aye," he says, "I've 
had me eye on him fur ten minutes. If he finds 
anything we want I'll rise and take it from him. " 

Oh, it's easy, this after dinner speaking. Passing 
out a few idle jests. "What is an idle jest?" said 
a little girl to her father. "There isn't one in this 
town. Those after dinner people are working 
them all to death. " (Laughter.) 

It is easy to make an after dinner speech, they 
say, if you follow the rule laid down by that half- 
witted man in a Western town. A valuable horse 
belonging to one of the residents was missing and 
they couldn't find him. He had strayed away into 
the woods. And someone said to the half-witted 
man, whose name was Jim, "Jim, why don't you 
go out and look for this horse? " He sat down on 
the Post-Ofiice steps a minute or two, then got up 
and slouched off into the woods, and in a half-hour 
came back with the horse. They said, "Why, 


Jim, how did you find that horse so easily?" 
"Well," he said, "I just sat here and thought 
where I would like to go if I was a horse, and I 
went there and there was the horse. " (Laughter.) 

Now, this making of these after dinner speeches 
is' all very, well if you can stop sometime. If they 
run. on you can't tell where they are going to end. 
There have been many sorro^wf ul things happen to 
after dinner speakers because they didn't know 
where to stop. Why, I have known people to be 
as badly involved in diffictdties in that respect as 
the man who was tmfortunately catight on the 
sixteenth floor of a skyscraper in a rubber factory 
when fire broke out below. Being a man of re- 
source and inventiveness he wrapped about half a 
mile of rubber hose around him and jtunped out the 
window. He struck the sidewalk and bounced and 
continued to botmce and nearly starved to death 
before the firemen could stop him. (Laughter.) 

And to-night I would rather come here with 
something serious; give you an interpretation of 
the philosophy of that genial old heathen, Omar 
IQiayyam, or something of that kind. I have 
called him a heathen inadvertently. He may have 
been Dutch. It sounds a little that way. I found 
a' line of his in which I thought I detected a Dutch 

" With ten well developed tongues, the lily never 

When I read that I said, "He's hitting at us," 
referring to Job Hedges and one or two others of 
the After Dinner Talkers' Union. (Laughter.) 
And I further thought: "With ten mouths and no 
speech, what a dinner were there, my country- 
men ! ' ' (Laughter.) 


The after dinner humorist is a man who passes 
through perils continuously, perhaps making a 
reputation for one thing and losing one for another 
at the same time. Common sense and truth do not 
always run current with the reputation for suitable 
and entertaining speaking in this town, I regret to 
say. Whether that is the fault of the speaker or 
the audience I do not pretend to tell. Some fall 
into trouble in these particulars and get badly 
cut up, get used up as badly as that Swede out in 
Minnesota who was walking along the railroad 
track and the train passed by. His companion 
stepped off the track. Later the companion was 
asked to tell before the coroner what occurred, and 
the Swede says: *' I ban walking long track; I hear 
whistle; I step off track; the train go by; I go back 
on track and don't see Ole. I ban walk along 
track a little way and I see Ole's hat ; then I walk 
a little more and I see one of Ole's legs ; then I walk 
a little more and I see one of Ole's hands ; then I 
walk a little more and I see Ole's head, and I say 
'* ' Something muster happen to Ole. ' " {Laughter.) 

On the last occasion when I had the honor of 
accepting your valued invitation, sir, the historian 
of your organization hewed a few chips from the 
log of Henry Hudson. {Laughter.) If I may 
correct myself, that was not the time I had the 
honor of speaking here, but when I appeared in 
the more preferred r61e of an auditor last year, and 
in the revelation of the secrets of the voyage of the 
Half Moon I noted one detail of fact which im- 
pressed me, and I expected to hear more and more 
of it through the celebrations, because I have heard 
the name of Hudson mentioned since that occur- 
rence in this town. The incident I refer to was 


that when some two days oflE Sandy Hook — ^I 
think Hudson said Sandy Hook Light, but I am 
not sure — about two days oflE Sandy Hook the 
ship's cat — I don't want to be too sure about this 
"two days," because I am not an explorer and I 
haven't my original diary, but it could be produced 
if you gave me time. But that has nothing to do 
with the cat. The cat came back, but not the 
explorer, thus far. But it was said this cat sud- 
denly exhibited great excitement, walking on the 
deck, fur bristled up and tail swelled up, and walked 
back and forth from side to side of the ship. Two 
days later they arrived in New York. In that 
incident I beKeve there is revealed the first demon- 
stration of wireless telegraphy. The cat with the 
uplifted and electrically charged n:iast undoubtedly 
received a communication from the Tammany 
tiger and was excited thereby. Whether it was 
one of warning or invitation I do not know. 

But speaking of Hudson, it always seemed to me 
that a good deal of fuss had been made about the 
fact that he came here and discovered a river at a 
time when a man coming here in a ship could dis- 
cover little else. And I am also further told that 
when he discovered the river he didn't know it was 
a river but thought it was an arm of the sea. 
That is two cotmts against him. (Laughter.) 

Maybe I speak with some family jealousy and 
prejudice, because it is a matter of family history 
that certain ancestors of mine made discoveries of 
their own. It is the truth, I do not like to bring 
out the facts, they are so private that none but the 
head of my branch of my family knows these facts. 
But this ancestor was a sea king. All the Mur- 
phys were sea kings, and I have been frequently 


told in Wall street that I was see-king yet for gocxi 
things down there. But this original ancestor of 
mine was sailing one day in his pirate — I mean his 
private yacht, when he happened to pass over the 
site of the city of New Amsterdam and discovered 
a mud bank. He landed, and with agricultural 
ideas in his mind, planted some of the seeds of that 
vegetable associated with the family name. He 
experienced the disappointment of his life because 
instead of reaping the fruit he had expected, he 
got nothing but oysters and was unable to eat 
them with any comfort with the jackets on. 
(Laughter.) He had to change his habits of life, 
so he later returned to Ireland, devoted himself 
entirely to agricultural pursuits, and in due time 
the Murphys became the real thing, and no well- 
ordered dinner is complete without them in one 
form or another. There is a French term that 
means about the same thing, pamme de terre, but 
who ever heard of a family of that name? This 
makes me justly proud of my Dutch descent and 
my patronymic. That Murphy didn't go back to 
Holland. I have been there three times since the 
date of his original discovery, and this leads me to 
come before you to-night to speak about Holland 
with that easy confidence of the schoolboy who 
was detected dttring recitation work drawing on 
his slate. The teacher said, "Willie, what are you 
doing?" "Drawing a picture." "Who are you 
drawing a picture of?" He said, "God." She 
said, "Willie, that is wrong. You should not 
draw a picture of God, and besides nobody knows 
what He looks like." And WiUie repUed, "They 
will when I get through." {Laughter.) 

Speaking in strictly personal and colloquial vein, 


memories of Holland return to me and I always like 
to think and speak of them. I remember last 
summer I was in Rotterdam. I also remember that 
it rained some in Rotterdam while I was there. 
I asked a native there if he thought it was bad 
weather. He said no, it had been just like that for 
six weeks. The canals were dryer than the streets. 
I went out to take a walk and found a man trying 
to push a canal back into place with a broom. I 
saw several citizens standing there facing a canal. 
That is a needless description, sir, because the 
inhabitants of Holland face a canal in every posi- 
tion except when they lie on their backs, and even 
then someone is apt to come along and call their 
attention to the canals on Mars. I also remember 
that I bought some cigars in Rotterdam. I went 
into an emporitmi for such Ixixuries and revealed a 
silver coin that had the general appearance of 
being worth about forty cents of our money and 
received from a non-English speaking Dutchman 
a handful of cigars. I said, " Do I get them all?" 
as I saw him taking them out of the case. He, be- 
ing a foreigner, thought I thought he was imposing 
upon me and he gave me another handful. I 
lighted one and said, "Don't mind the rest of the 
box." Dtiring the next few days my taste for 
tobacco grew less. In fact during those few days 
I think I was entirely dissociated from the use of 
tobacco. I took the rest of the cigars down to 
Switzerland — and there is another bad bit of de- 
scriptive work : Going down from a cotmtry below the 
sea to one that is above the clouds. But they went 
better in Switzerland. People liked them better. 
Seaweed, you know, is a novelty up there. (Laugh- 
ter.) Besides I was smoking them in competition 


with the Swiss product sold under the same mis- 
leading name, ''cigar." Then I remember being 
in. Amsterdam on the night of the Queen's birth- 
day. I do not know how many of you Dutchmen 
are real enotigh to have been in Holland at all, 
especially on that particular date, but those who 
have been there at that time, when the populace 
turn loose to show some signs of enthusiasm, will 
appreciate the accuracy of my delineation when I 
say that you may talk of the 6lan of the carnival 
of Nice or the verve of the Parisian f6te, but I want 
to tell you that as against the Dutch brand of 
enthusiasm they fade away into the pale spectrtim 
of picnic lemonade, when brought face to face with 
the Holland mirth producer. A native told me 
I had better not go on the street, and as I watched 
from the hotel window I knew he was right. When 
New York cuts loose like that, and I say it with all 
respect, there will be a resignation on the Mayor's 
desk the next morning from the Commissioner of 
Police and I know at least one pulpit that will have a 
text the next Stmday . That night out of the bright 
lexicon of my youth was cut forever the phrase 
' ' the stolid Dutch. " " The bubbling, effervescing, 
whole-hearted, good fellowship Dutch" is the 
phrase that took its place. For I would not for a 
moment convey the idea that there was anything 
bacchanalian in this celebration ; it was the absolute 
cut-loose-have-a-good-time business that filled the 
street with noise. Hand in hand, young people 
roistering up and down the street, lassoing and 
snapping the whip, amid the greatest celebration 
of such an event, in the most whole-hearted way, 
gave me a new insight into Dutch character. 

But when we get together like this we love to 


think of other jthings in Holland, not going into 
those deep and great periods of her history, familiar 
to you all and written in letters of gold on the 
scroll of humanity's great achievements; to think 
of the things of beauty and the pleasant flowers that 
can be plucked from every day of a tourist's life 
in such a lovely land. As I stand here to-night 
I can see those bright gardens in the fields around 
old Haarlem, where in beautiful symmetrical rows 
are placed the tulip and jonquil and all the bright 
and lovely blooms that make a mass of such chro- 
matic splendor that as you look you almost think 
you see the sunlight pouring; through the stained 
glass of some beautiful cathedral window. And 
then I think of Holland's galleries where we look 
upon the incarnation; of tmdying art, canvases 
that mark the very zenith of human portraiture. 

And then we think of those housewives of Hol- 
land; leaders in the homely arts, they ask for no 
wider franchisement, nothing more of autocratic 
supremacy than their own rule in the inner citadel 
of life, the home; and feeling well content that one 
of their own sex sits upon the throne, supreme and 
honored, to the satisfaction and delight of every 
citizen of the little kingdom. 

And then we think of those homes of Holland, 
well ordered and proverbial for their cleanliness, 
physical and moral, that is of a truth next to god- 

And then we think of the men of Holland, simple, 
industrious citizens, pursuing their own daily avo- 
cations in life, seeking no conquest of cotmtry 
that must be bought at the price of human 

And we think of the land that gives illustration 


of the Golden Rtde as interpreted in the lines of 
the modem poet: 

So many Gods, so many creeds; 
So many paths that wind and wind, 
When the art of being kind 
Is all this sad world needs. 

And when we think of such a land, peopled by 
such a people, is it any wonder that we run the risk 
of running into idealization and letting rhetoric 
lead us astray from the cold statement of fact 
which has become so popular in this town after 

But I cannot but think of a closing incident of 
my trip when the great ship was sailing — ^and I 
crossed twice tmder the Dutch flag — I can see it 
now: The receding shores, the sun setting over 
there, across the dim, gray, German Ocean, and 
its slanting rays touching the windmills that lay 
behind the dikes and dimes where old Flushing 
lay in safe entrenchment from her hereditary but 
vanquished foe, the sea — ^touched windmill's arm 
and gilded spire with the alchemy of sunset beauty, 
touched them in significance of the two tenets of 
the Dutchman's simple creed, faith in industry 
and faith in God, and the auttmm's haze overhead 
caught the golden glow and held it suspended like 
a crown of contentment, a diadem of well-deserved 
peace, above the brow of happy Holland. 


She scarce does lift above the sea 

Her fair and smiling face, 
Yet on the Heights of History 

She holds a lofty place. 


For there brave Dutchmen freely flung 

Upon the loving wind 
Their flag that never yet has wrung 

A teardrop from mankind. 

Pair land where Europe gently bends 

To kiss the waiting sea, 
Brave land whose story ever sends 

A message to the free. 

So here's to Holland and her sons, 
And her dear Dutch daughters too; 

Of the earth's own chosen ones, 
Tried by fire — proven true I 

And here's to Holland and her Queen, 

In womanly grace sits she. 
High placed where all the world has seen 

The joy of her maternity. 

And here's to Holland's latest pearl, 

Juliana, young and fair, 
Tho' but a little toddling girl, 

To Holland's glory heir. 

May the good God, with his gracious touch. 

Bless her, protecting her crown; 
The world has need that the sturdy Dutch 

Shall live in their ancient renovm. 


The President: The next regular toast is: 

Our Army and Navy. 

"Gashed with honorable scars, 
Low in Glory's lap they lie; 
Though they fell, they fell like stars, 
Streaming splendor through the sky. " 

We have the pleasure of having with us Com. 
Terhtme, Chief of Staff of Admiral Mtuxlock, 


Commandant of the Navy Yard. It is an added 
pleasure that he not only represents the Navy, but 
is one of our own members. I have the pleasure of 
introducing to you Lieutenant-Commander Ter- 



Mr. President, Ladies and GetUlemen, Fellow Guests 
and Fellow Menders of The Holland Society: 

(%A^ sddom falls to the lot of an oflacer of the 
\JtS Naval service to address a distinguished 
■ " ■ -i gathering such as this until he has at- 
tained the highest rank in our service, and I hope 
that all of you, gentlemen, and the ladies present, 
will make allowances for my deficiencies in this 
respect, and have in mind the fact that before I rise 
to the rank of Rear Admiral I shall perhaps have 
some time in which to fit myself for duties of this 
character. {Laughter and applause.) 

When I received the invitation to be present 
upon this occasion I was very much pleased, but 
now I am reminded of two quartermasters in tiie 
Navy who early in the morning were discussing the 
dreams they had had the night before, and one of 
them remarked, after telling about the horrible 
nightmare that had aflflicted him, "When I awak- 
ened I trembled like an asp on a leaf. " The other 
remarked, "Bill, don't mention the name of 
that reptile on board ship." He says "That's a 
hoo-doo. " ^Laughter.) 


The reverse of the usual maxim is brought home 
to me and I recall that to every silver lining there 
is some doud. (Laughter.) I should feel in my 
capacity here, as I am representing the Army and 
Navy, that I should be derelict in my duty, that 
I should be in line for reprimand, to say the least, 
were I not at the very beginning to pay a compli- 
ment to the very lovely and charming ladies who 
are present with us as guests to-night. (Applause.) 
A short time ago I had the pleasttre of being present 
at one of the dinners of this Society, and upon that 
occasion there were with us a number of ladies 
from Holland. They represented very charmingly 
their countrsrwomen. And it is a course of grati- 
fication, looking around the room to-night, seeing 
the boxes lined with the loveliest ladies in this 
city, to realize that they are descendants in New 
York of those other ladies, and if they should 
visit their mother country they would be an honor 
to that cotmtry and to the city of New Amsterdam* 

In a way I am reminded of the lines of the inimit- 
able Carroll, who said in those amusing verses 
about the walrus and the carpenter : 


The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk 

of many things. 
Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages 

and kings. 
And why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs 

have wings," 


It is not perhaps inappropriate that at a dinner 
given by this venerable Society some attention 


should be paid to the Navy, for if we stop to reflect 
a minute we shall recall that amongst the distin- 
guished ancestors of the members of this Society 
there is one who, during his age and time, was an 
ancestor to every one of them. He was the most 
able navigator of his days and nights, forty days 
and forty nights. While not exactly a naval oflficer, 
he was at any rate a very successful pilot. His 
name was Noah. (Laughter.) It should also be 
borne in mind that if it had not been for ships the 
ancestors of this Society would have still remained 
in Holland waiting perhaps for the day when they 
could have come across in aeroplanes. It is also 
a matter of history that the first two-decker built 
in the New World was built in New York. This 
vessel, described as a yacht, The Restless, under the 
command of a Dutchman, Adrien Block, n:iade a 
voyage through the perilous waters of Long 
Island Sotmd and eventually discovered the island 
which bears his name. Block Island. (Applause.) 

The practice that prevailed in the Navy of 
Holland, when an engagement was inmiinent, of 
administering to every member of the crew a dose 
of Holland gin, gave rise to the expression "Dutch 
courage." Not, however, that those men ever 
required anything to spur them on to victory. 
The fact that the Admirals of Holland are amongst 
the most distinguished of aU history needs no 
comment from me; the names of Van Tromp, Van 
Hemskerk, and numerous others will go ringing 
down through the ages. 

The very first Arctic explorer was named Beh- 
rens, the very first that achieved distinction, and 
it might not be inappropriate to remind you that 
Henry Hudson was last seen, by civilized man at 


least, in the waters of Hudson Bay. There is no 
proof that he did not proceed from there to the 
Pole. We don't know whether he did or not. He 
has not gotten back yet at any rate. (Laughter.) 

Amongst the punishments that are supposed to 
have been in favor in the Dutch Navy in olden 
times was that known under the name of keel- 
hauling. This ptmishment was administered by 
lashing a man to a spar with a heavy weight at one 
end, hoisting him up to the yardarm, letting him 
drop in the water, and then by a tackle they hauled 
him under the ship and up to the yardarm on the 
other side. I believe it is a matter of record that 
about one out of every three recovered. Mr. 
Coleridge, the English poet, on being called on to 
describe what keelhauling was, said it was making 
a man undergo a cruel, hard shift. (Laughter.) 

I am reminded of an incident that occurred the 
other day down at Governor's Island, where an 
American citizen of Italian accent applied for en- 
listment as a member of the band. The recruiting 
officer said, '*So you would like to be a bandsman, 
would you, in the army?" He said, ''Yes; lika all 
right." Desiring to determine his qualifications 
and his knowledge of English, the recruiting ofiicer 
asked, ''Who is the greatest living American?" 
This Italian-American responded promptly enough, 
"Georga de Wash. " He passed all right and was 
duly enlisted. The recruiting officer said, "You'll 
do." (Laughter.) 

In a service of twenty-five years on board ship, 
one of the things that has always impressed me 
more perhaps than any other is the versatility of 
the sailorman. In a large ship's company there is 
no calling that will not find one or another of its 


representatives on board. You find men there that 
can do almost anything which occasion may de- 
mand. If it becomes necessary, as not infrequently 
it does, to give some form of entertainment, you can 
find musicians and ventriloquists and clog dancers 
and prize fighters and whatever may be necessary. 
Shortly after the Civil War, when it was not as 
easy to find emplojnnent as is now the case, quite 
a ntmiber of our tmdesirable citizens sought to 
enlist, and imfortunately it happened that some 
of them were successful. The story is told that 
upon one occasion the paymaster on board unfor- 
tunately died, and the money belonging to the 
Government, of cotirse, was locked up in his safe. 
The combination was not known to any one on 
board. It became necessary to open the safe, and 
all the ofiicers looked at it solemnly, and quite a 
munber of seamen were called in conference and 
were tmable to do anything. These were mostly 
the older petty ofl&cers of the ship, and finally an 
old boatswain's mate said: *' Let me go up on deck 
for a minute. I think I will be able to do some- 
thing. " So he went up on deck, took out the boat- 
swain's whistle and blew a blast both loud and 
shrill, and passed the word in stentorian tones, * * Lay 
aft all the burglars ! ' ' Nobody came aft — ^that is to 
say, not right away. However, after a time there 
was one fellow who found himself in the after part 
of the ship and after making some cautious in- 
quiries said he would try his hand at it. The safe 
was opened. (Laughter.) 

It would perhaps be in order to remind the 
members of the Society and their guests that this 
dty was upon more than one occasion captured by 
a naval force. Upon the first occasion, so far as 


my knowledge goes, by a naval force, under the 
command of a Virginian named Algold, which came 
up through the Narrows. At that time Manhattan 
Island was not settled to any extent, but across the 
way, at Conmaunipaw, there was considerable of a 
settlement, and history has it that the inhabitants 
of Commtuiipaw, perceiving the hostile force and 
being all of them Dutch burghers, smoked up on 
their pipes with such earnestness that a cloud arose 
which utterly concealed them from the view of the 
invaders, and I believe it is said that to this day, 
if you look out when it is calm and still, you will 
perceive a haze over in that direction, which may 
be occasioned by the habit which they fotmd so 
efficacious in the past having been passed down to 
the present-day descendants of those venerable 
burghers. (Laughter.) However, the time came 
when a more strenuous naval officer came up New 
York Harbor, and entering through the Butter- 
milk Channel, avoiding the battery which our 
Dutch ancestors had erected for the protection of 
the port, anchored off Brooklyn, and the city of 
New Amsterdam lay under their guns and at their 
mercy. The city, then governed by the distin- 
guished Stuyvesant, surrendered. There wasn't 
anything much else for them to do. These guns 
of the British invading force had them at their 
mercy; the number of soldiers they had on hand 
were insufficient to cope with the difficulty; the 
guns of the batteries cotdd not be brought to bear 
on the invading force, and they surrendered. 
New York from that time on, with one short ex- 
ception, came under the domain of Great Britain 
until American independence was established. 
There was, however, a short time during which 


another invasion, imder the distinguished Dutch 
Admiral Evartson, succeeded^ "^ subduing New 
York. But the invasions of foreign nations of a 
later date have been of a friendly nature. We can 
all recall the recent occasion when we had so 
many distinguished foreign officers present in our 
harbor upon the occasion of the Hudson-Fulton 
celebration, and I think they went away charmed 
with the beautiful city and the many delightful 
people whom they met here, but it is well perhaps 
for us to bear in mind the maxim that history re- 
peats itself and prepare ourselves, by the building 
of suitable vessels, to safeguard against a similar 
attack in the future. It is a well-known fact that 
the same cities that in the past have been the sub- 
ject of naval invasion are the ones which are the 
most liable to such attack in the future* All his- 
tory goes to support this view. 

It is now a maxim in naval defense that powerful 
battleships are the only means of protection in 
such matters. Small vessels for harbor defense, 
such as monitors, for example, are no longer de 
rigueur. The proper thing to-day is the battleship 
of the dreadnought class to meet such invasion. 
That, together with coast defenses properly de- 
signed, will secure this dty from further invasion. 

I believe that the British admiral — or, rather, he 
was then a captain — ^who succeeded in his attempt 
to capttire New York was for his success created a 
rear admiral and baroneted. 

Mr. President, Gentlemen, I hope the time will 
never again come when any officer of any foreign 
navy will receive any promotion of any sort what- 
soever for any attempt of that nature. 

On behalf of the officers of the Army and the 


Navy I thank this Society and its guests for their 
polite attention. (Applause.) 

The President: Gentlemen, our next toast is: 
A Memorial of Gratitude. 

"The love of liberty is the love of others; the 
love of power is the love of ourselves. " 

Last summer Dr. Griffis was the representative 
of various historical societies, as well as of patriotic 
societies, in visiting Holland at the installation of 
numerous memorial tablets, and on his visit he 
received a photograph and a medal which he^will 
tell us about this evening. I introduce to you 
Reverend Dr. Griffis. 


Mr. President, Members of the Holland SociOy, 
and Friends and Guests: 

is not generally known, I believe, that the 
Dutch settled both ends of New York 
and that there were two cities named 
New Amsterdam, one of them on Manhattan 
Island, about which we all know, and the other 
scientifically surveyed and laid out under the 
name of New Amsterdam with avenues named 
after the heroes of the Batavian RepubUc, now the 
city of Buffalo. And the reason why this was so 
was because in the darkest days of our Revolution, 
even though we had subdued Comwallis, our 
Continental soldiers were starving. They had not 
been paid for many, many months except in paper 
which was "not worth a "sanctified "continental," 
and so with their wives and children starving they 
were ready for almost anything, ahncst to get up 
a monarchy. And in that dark time came four 
millions of Dutch gold and silver, loaned to us, 
which virtually became the beginning of the 
United States Treasury; for the coimtry never had 
had so much money before, and it was a great 
many years afterwards before they had that much 


in the vault. A few years ago when at Cornwall, 
near Newburgh, I took the trouble to go and look 
into this quondam United States Treasury vault. 
I found it in the house, a beautiful house once, a 
Colonial mansion, which Lafayette occupied for 
his headquarters during the Revolution. Under- 
neath the fireplace there had been built a massive 
brick vault, several feet square, running down to 
bed rock, and in that brick vault were kept the 
four millions of dollars in Dutch gold and silver 
which was tised to pay oflE our Continental troops, 
making them happy and their families more so. 
The money thus borrowed was not paid back tmtil 
1808, when it had amotmted to fourteen millions 
of dollars. That fourteen millions of dollars, 
instead of going back across the ocean and being 
put into the Netherlands, was kept on this side of 
the water. A syndicate of Dutch bankers called 
the Holland Land Company was formed. They 
bought four million acres, that is six thousand 
square miles, in Western New York, and they 
developed that part of the cotmtry. I am sorry 
to say that they never made much money on 
the venture, because, with the War of 18 12 and the 
Indian incursions, the amoimt of money which they 
made was hardly equal to the interest on the capital. 
Nevertheless we Americans got the benefit of that 
fourteen million dollars and the dty long afterwards 
called Buffalo was laid out and surveyed as New 
Amsterdam. Now in view of these facts, we ought 
to be appreciative, and grateful. You know I am 
not a Dutchman and not of Dutch descent, but, 
as I hope, a genuine American student, desirous of 
truth. I have always been disgusted and offended 
because our history was written almost entirely 


in or near Boston. While I have nothing against 
Boston, for I lived seven happy years there, I 
do not believe in writing the history of the United 
States and leaving out the Dutch, because they 
had a vast deal to do with it. So it was felt by our 
little local historical society in Ithaca in the middle 
of Tompkins County, the central county of the 
State, that we should talce notice of the facts I 
have related. This historical society is named 
after Simeon De Witt, the great geographer on the 
staff of Washington, present at the surrender of 
Comwallis, and who made the earthworks and 
maps for that campaign and many others during 
the war and then surveyed all Central New York. 
Our little society, named after Simeon De Witt, 
proposed to make some acknowledgment of the 
great benefit to otir cotmtry in its recognition 
by the Netherlands and the generous loan of 
money by her people, and knowing that The 
Holland Society would find no fault with our 
proposition I was bold enough to ask some of the 
members of The Holland Society for a part of 
the necessary gold and silver to pay for the tablet. 
I am happy to say that they responded, so that it 
is perfectly proper that to-night we offer to that 
Society the return memorial of gratitude received 
in the city where to-day the tablet recalls past 
fact and present feeling. 

On the 1 6th of July, this year, I was pres^it in 
the beautiful city of Leeuwarden. I am always 
surprised at Americans who say they have been 
in the Netherlands and have not seen Friesland, 
because the land of the free Frisians is almost a 
country by itself. Looking over the list of mem- 
bership of this Holland Society and seeing names 


ending in **ga" and *'na" and "stra" I know 
their ancestors were Frisian. If you travel in 
Friesland with sharp ears and listen to the country 
folk, you can learn from their pronunciation and 
vocabulary — ''go away," "get on board," ''come 
up," "go down," "forward," "backward," "but- 
ter," "cheese," "bread," etc. — ^where a large part 
of the English language had its home. So on the 
1 6th of July we met the Leeuwarders in the pro- 
vincial Legislative Hall. Now these people over 
there are very proud of their culture.' I took along 
with me my son, aged Isixteen, and some of his 
wise remarks were very interesting, particularly 
about those high-bred Dutch girls, educated in 
Brussels and in Paris. I am not certain yet that 
he thinks they are quite as nice as the girls of 
Ithaca, because he is possessed of youthful pa- 
triotism. But I acknowledge — ^and I am looking 
right into the faces of the ladies in the gallery — 
and I say you had bettCT be careful or some of those 
golden-haired, rosy-cheeked, blue-eyed Frisian 
girls may take away the prize in the contest of 
beauty, because Dutch womanhood, glorious in 
history and lovely in this twentieth century, is 
something to conjure with. 

The Leeuwarders as I have said, proud of their 
culttire, did not want to have any of the proceed- 
ings in Dutch, except the reading of the official 
record of 1782. They wanted, not only my ad- 
dress in English, but they insisted on talking 
English, and it was polished and idiomatic English. 
Frisia, you know, once had a university. One 
of the reasons Napoleon is execrated in that prov- 
ince is because he shut the University of Franeker, 
because it was too democratic. It was the students 


of that ttniversity, wherein of old several colonial 
Americans had been educated, who got up a torch- 
light procession and the agitation to recognize the 
United States of America. From the students at 
Franeker the excitement passed on through the 
province imtil, in February and March, 1782, 
the states of Friesland passed a vote recognizing 
the United States of America as a distinct nation. 
That was the beginning. The moment John 
Adams at The Hague heard of it he started the 
subscription list that finally brought us in four 
millions of dollars. 

Well, now, sir, after the ceremonies in the Legis- 
lative Hall we enjoyed a social reception in the 
Museimi of Leeuwarden. I am sorry for any 
man or woman who has not been in that Museum. 
It is a picture of the evolution of our Teutonic 
fathers from savagery to civilization. You would 
have been surprised, also, to see the large col- 
lection of pictures, documents, song books, and 
various things in paper, print, metal, and wood, 
illustrating the American Revolution. There was 
a newspaper published by Jean Luzac, in Dutch and 
French (i 770-1 785), with letters from Alexander 
Hamilton, John Adams, Generals Greene, Wayne, 
Stdlivan, and other generals of the Contiaental 
army. In the days before there was wireless 
or cable or telegraph, Luzac's paper circulated au- 
thentic news from America all over Europe. You 
may not find this in the ordinary United States his- 
tories, but it is true it had more to do with getting 
us the French, the Spanish, and the Dutch recogni- 
tion than almost any other single element, be- 
sides also the neutrality of Prussia and Russia, 
all of which finally made our independence a fact. 


After the ceremonies in the Legislative Hall and 
the exhibition of American docimients in the 
Museum, Baron Rengers, President of the Frisian 
Society of History, Antiquity, and Linguistics, 
gave us visiting Americans a dinner. We had a 
very enjoyable time while they sang Dutch songs, 
aU the speeches being in English, and at the end 
he presented me with one of the three silver 
medals struck by the Burghers Society of Leeuwar- 
den in 1782. The members of the society had 
a great deal to do with the politics leading up to 
the vote taken February 26, 1782, to recognize us 
as a nation. This vote was duplicated by all the 
states, and, passed nationally in the States-General, 
gave John Adams his standing and om* country 

Mr. President, it has been the feeling of the De 
Witt Historical Society, and especially of its 
President, who received this as a private gift, that 
such an historic emblem will receive more honor, 
and the donor also, when this becomes the property 
of the Holland Society, which is a national society. 
(Applause.) And so, sir, recalling the memories of 
our dark days which were made bright by the 
Dutch sympathy and solid gifts of money, recall- 
ing also the long and glorious history of Friesland, 
and the delightful hospitality that I enjoyed, I 
beg you in the name of the De Witt Historical 
Society and its President to accept this in the name 
of the Society. (Applause.) And also, sir, to 
receive a photograph of the bronze tablet which 
now stands in the vestibule of the Legislative Hall 
in Leeuwarden, having on it the symbols of the 
Netherlands, of the province, of the city, and also 
of the United States, the city of Ithaca, and the seal 


of the De Witt Historical Society with an appro- 
priate inscription. 

I thank you, sir, for this privilege, and you all for 
listening. {Applause.) 

The President: Dr. Griflfis, in behalf of the 
society, I desire to express to you our appreciation 
of your gifts. Not alone for what^theyjrepresoit, 
but we feel specially honored that you,*sir, with 
your weU-known reputation as a historian in this 
State and in the country, should select the Holland 
Society to be the recipient and holder through all 
time of the gift that was made to you personally. 

The Holland Society, sir, thanks you. {Ap- 

Mr. Frank Hasbrouck: Mr. President, I move 
a vote of thanks of The Holland Society be ex- 
tended to Rev. Dr. William Elliot Griffis for his 
gifts to the society, which is in line with the affec- 
tion for the society and appreciation of the virtues 
of Dutchmen expressed by him so often and so 
continuously for many years. I move the thanks 
of the society be tendered to Rev. Dr. William 
Elliot Griflfis. 

The motion, being duly seconded, was put to 
vote and carried imanimously. 

The President: Dr. Grifl&s, it is my pleasure 
to convey to you the thanks of the society.- 

Gentlemen, we have but one more toast. We 
are grateful to Dr. Griffis, we are grateful to our 
guests for coming, we are grateful to those who 
have spoken, and we wish to express ottr gratitude 
and pleastu^ to the ladies who have honored us by 
their presence. I askyou torise and drink our final 

The Ladies, God Bless Them. 



NSWERING the following call the mem- 
bers assembled for the twenty-fifth 
annual meeting, in the Hotel Astor, New 
York City, on tlie evening of April 6, 1910. 

New Yosk, Match 34, 1910. 
Mt dear Sir: 

The Twenty-fifth Annual meeting of The Holland Society 
of New York will be held at the Hotel Astor, Broadway and 
44th Street, on Wednesday, April 6th, at 8 p. M. 

Twenty^our of our members, whose names are given on 
the next page, have been taken from our hst by death since 
the last annual meeting, nine resignations have been re- 
ceived, and thirty-three names have been dropped. There 
may be others, of whose death the Secretary has not learned, 
and he will be grateful for information of omissions and for 
correction of errore in the names or residences in the list or 
in the Year Book. The Year Book for 1907 will not be 
issued until after the annual mftting. 

The membership last reported was 998 

Elected during the year 60 


Died since last report 34 

Resigned 9 

Dropped 33 66 

Present membership 992 

The annual report of the Treasurer will be found here- 
with ; also the report of the Committee on Nominations for 


the offices to be filled. The Trustees recommend the fol- 
lowing, viz.: 

Amend constitution, Article V., Section 5, by adding the 
foUowing paragraph: 

"Absence from three consecutive stated meetings of the 
Trustees without satisfactory explanation or excuse shall be 
deemed equivalent to resignation and may be acted upon 

Please notify the Secretary if you intend to be present, 
so that preparation may be made, and fill out and mail the 
enclosed postal card promptly, so that the roll may be kept 
up to date in all respects. 

Yours very truly, 
Henry L. Bogekt, 


The meeting was called to order by President 
Henry S. Van Duzer, at 8 130 p. M. with the following 

Gentlemen, it was my misfortune not to be present 
at the last annual meeting of the society, when you 
did me the honor to elect me as your President for 
the past year. I deeply appreciated the honor you 
conferred on me, because my interest in the Society 
has been great as one of its founders — one of the 
hard workers of the first four or five years, but I 
have not attended regularly the past few years. 
My interest has not been lessened however, and 
when you asked me to take the office it was a 
pleasure, and it has been a most interesting year for 
myself personally. 

I believe it is the custom that the President, in 
retiring, should describe to the Society something 
of his work dtuing the past year, much of which 
is familiar to you. There are some details in 
regard to the work that yotir Trustees have done 
in representing the Society to our foreign visitors, 


and I might say, first of all, that this has been the 
year of the Half -Moon Celebration, and you know 
how we are indebted to Mr. Bergen, who really 
started the interest of the Dutch people. We all 
know it was Dr. Suydam that first suggested the 
idea some years ago, that there should be a Half- 
Moon Celebration. The Trustees took it up a year 
or two afterwards, and proposed it to the Mayor, 
and the matter grew; but the actual interest of the 
Dutch was raised by Mr. Bergen who visited 
Holland, and practically arranged with them for the 
honor that they paid us when they came over here, 
agreeing first to be our guests, and for us to be their 
guests in the place of the Half -Moon Commission. 
I might say that some of your Trustees met the 
Dutch delegation as they arrived on the steamer, 
and nattu-ally the ladies accompanjdng them were 
met by ladies connected with the Society who 
visited them and entertained them while they were 
here. The same way before the celebration started. 
The Dutch ship Utrecht, with Captain Colen- 
brander, was received here and entertained in 
New York. 

Then, of cotirse, you know the numerous other 
celebrations in which the Society was recognized 
as the Old Dutch Society m New York, and the 
honor paid to them, through the Dutch that were 
here, I think was greatly appreciated. I think 
they appreciated what was done from the letters 
I received as your President. I know they felt 
deeply the entertainment they received. 

Now, as far as the President of the Society is 
concerned, as yotir representative he has received 
numerous honors, being invited to several society 
entertainments during the year. One of the pleas- 


antest of them all was the dinner at Poughkeepsie, 
New York. Your oflficers were invited there to 
the Half-Moon Celebration, and it was one of the 
pleasantest duties that your oflficers each year ac- 
cept and enjoy. Since that time we were in hopes 
or having a lecture from Dr. Colenbrander, who was 
here. He came as Dutch Historian at the cele- 
bration of the Historical Society of New York, 
and it was thought that we might get up a lecture 
to show our interest in Dr. Colenbrander, but we 
f otmd there were so many meetings going on at 
that time, that we joined with the Historical Society 
for the lecture, which notices went out to the 
Society, and the lecture was most interesting. 
Later the oflficers of our Society tendered a dinner 
to the Doctor to which they invited many of the 
distinguished historians, and those interested in the 
history of the City of New York. 

He has also since experienced pleasure and 
interest in the entertainment that has been oflFered 
by The Holland Society. 

I feel that you all know that to-night is our 
Twenty-fitfth Anniversary. Many of us have been 
interested in the Society from the start. We have 
seen it grow from the ao or 50 when I joined the 
Society, to now, just a few short of a tliousand. 
It has been suggested — ^I think the Board of 
Trustees are in hearty sympathy with the idea 
— ^that the Society has now grown to sufficient 
strength that we should limit our members to one 
thousand, the idea being not to be exclusive, but 
that we have got suflficient strength. The general 
rule is that any organization that is hard to get into, 
the more the number of people who desire to join, 
and ftirthermore, when you are electing men, if you 


have a waiting list to select from, when your mem- 
bership is full, yoiu" Board of Trustees and your 
Committee on Geneaology are apt to be a little 
more careful in scanning the names, and they have 
the time to canvass and require more letters of 
character and position and standing of individuals 
than they do now. You must realize that there 
are names coming up now with the Board of Trus- 
tees, and every care is given in the consideration of 
them. At the same time, men who propose members 
expect them to be elected at the next meeting of the 
Board of Trustees, and if the names are laid over, 
it seems to be taken as a reflection on the charac- 
ter or genealogy of the members. It was thought by 
many to bring that question up to-night, but it was 
afterwards decided that the entire matter should 
be postponed until the next annual meeting, when 
the proper resolutions could be made, and the 
amendment offered. I do not bring that question 
up for discussion, but I simply propose it as some- 
thing that is going to come up, and can be thor- 
oughly talked over by the members, because there 
are enough interested in the idea. It is not 
tmanimous, but there are enough interested so that 
it can be certainly brought t^p at the next meeting 
of the Society. 

I do not know that there is more for me to say, 
except at this time to express the pleasure I had 
in being elected President, and the great pleasure 
it has been to me to serve you during the past 
year, to the best of my ability, and in doing so I 
have seen this Society grow in interest. The 
help that I have had from the Board of Trustees 
and all members, particularly our worthy Secretary, 
has made so pleasant the task that each and every 


bit of the labor has been a pleastire rather than 
labor. {Applause.) 

The first order of business is the reading of 
the report of the Secretary. This, as you know, 
is rather a voluminous matter, and as it is to 
appear in the Year Book, a motion would be in 
order to excuse the reading of the report, and 
directing that it be incorporated in the Year Book 
of the Society. 

It was moved and seconded that the reading of 
the report of the Secretary be dispensed with, 
and that it be incorporated in the Year Book of 
the Society, which motion was unanimously 

Mr. Bogert: I beg the patience of the meeting, 
for I desire to read a few short items from the 
Secretary's report which is to be embodied in the 
Year Book. It does not seem that we should over- 
look the fact that our respected brother in Dela- 
ware, Rev. Charles H. B. Turner, a descendant of 
Daniel Toumeur, has made a notable addition to 
the monumental history of our country in estab- 
lishing a monument to De Vries at Lewes, Dela- 
ware, on September 22d, while we were celebrating 
the Hudson-Fulton %miiversary in New York. A 
photograph of that monument has been sent to the 
Society, and is fotind at its library. It has been 
described as of particular importance, Mr. Chair- 
man, because it commemorates the act which made 
possible the existence of Delaware as a separate 
State. Furthermore, it seems that it should be 
reported to this meeting that the death of some of 
our Trustees creating vacancies have been noted 
by the filling of these vacancies. President Van 
Duzer was selected to fill one of the vacancies. 


Mr. Beekman, a brother of former President James 
W. Beekman, was selected to fill another vacancy. 

The State Historian desiring the assistance of 
the Society in the effort to extend the scope of the 
State Historian's duties and to preserve and sys- 
tematize historical records of the State, wrote us 
that the Secretary might write, in turn, to the 
Assembly and Senate representatives in favor of 
that movement. This having been done, was 
approved by the Trustees. 

I regret that in sending out the notices an omis- 
sion of importance was made. Justice Charles 
H. Truax, a former President and Trustee of the 
Society, died on January 14th. I do not know 
how that was omitted from our list. 

The members of the Society in Staten Island 
have organized under the name of the Staten 
Island Sons of Holland with D. B. Van Name, as 
President, and C. E. Simonson, as Secretary. 
They have sent a copy of the Staten Island By- 
Laws, which is strikingly like that of the present 
society, and it is conoimended to the members who 
are interested in it. It shows a considerable 
access of light in that locality, and will undoubtedly 
encourage the conception of other organizations 
in various counties. 

Our Vice-President from Monmouth County, 
Mr. Perrine, last September invited the members 
of that County to the formation of the Monmouth 
County branch, and a very great success was the 
result. The completion of that organization is 
yet to be recorded. 

It was intended, Mr. Chairman, in this report 
of the Secretary, to express the regret that such 
disappointment should have resulted from his 


failure to issue the Year Books which have been 
regarded as the due of the members of the Society 
from the Secretary. The Secretary confesses, 
and throws himself upon the mercy of the court 
and multitudinous jury. It must be confessed 
that a somewhat busy professional life and an 
attack of our friend, the grippe, together with a 
temporary failure of eyesight of our Library Secre- 
tary, who is the Secretary's right hand, have been 
somewhat responsible for this, but the Secretary 
is apologetic for all that there may be in it, and 
wishes to express his thanks for the kindness and 
appreciation that so many of the members have 
given in their patient consideration of the delay, 
and he hopes that the coming year, which the 
Secretary expects to be his last year in the service 
as Secretary, may see the completion of the Year 
Book up to date, and a hand book which has been 
authorized by the Trustees, together with the 
laying out of the plans for dividing the duties of 
the Secretary between an officer of record and 
corresponding secretary, and additional clerical 
help having been authorized, it is his hope that all 
may be completed in due season for the next annual 
meeting, so that we can show a clear, clean bill of 

President Van Duzer: I think I voice the 
view of the Society when I say that if we 
could undertake to pay otir debt to the Sec- 
retary, that we should probably go into bank- 


The Secretary begs leave to submit the following 

Notices for this annual meeting: issued 992, ac- 
cepted 232, declined 272, not answered 488. 

Soon after the last annual meeting, the congrattda- 
tory resolution in honor of the retiring President, 
Mr. Wendell, was sent to the engrosser in the usual 
course, and on April the tenth his fellow trustees 
joined in tendering a complimentary dinner to Mr. 
Wendell, to which also his successor, President- 
Elect Henry S. Van Duzer, was invited. The 
occasion was made memorable by a free discussion 
of the position of the Society in reference to the 
approaching Hudson-Fulton Celebration, and it 
was determined that, in the appointment of com- 
mittees, Mr. Bergen should be named as chairman 
of the Hudson Ter-Centennial Celebration Com- 
ntiission on accotmt of his connection with the 
Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission and his 
expected trip to the Netherlands partly in con- 
nection therewith. The presence of Mr. Bergen 
in Holland and his efforts in behalf of the Com- 
mittee were understood to have been largely in- 
strumental in obtaining the gift of the Half Moon 
from the Netherlanders. The various officers 
elected at the annual meeting were duly notified 
of their election and certificates were sent to all 
except those whose election was merely a continu- 
ance in their present offices. The usual stated 
meetings of the Trustees were held. In June, 1909, 
the conmiittees were appointed, twenty candidates 
for membership were elected, and a report was made 
showing that printed lists of officers and commit- 


tees, with Calendar of Events, for the year, had 
been printed and was about to be distributed. 
Thirty-five members in arrears for dues were 
dropped from the roll, two of whom have been 
reinstated, leaving the net loss for that reason 
thirty-three. An engrossed copy, in Dutch and 
English, of resolutions adopted by the students 
of Leyden University, for presentation to the ladies 
of the Holland Society who visited the Netherlands 
in 1888, had been presented to the Society by Mrs. 
J. Elmendorf , and the thanks of the Society were 
voted to her. This meeting adjourned, subject to 
the call of the Chair, and was* reconvened in August 
on the return of President Van Duzer from his 
Eiu-opean trip. The part to be taken by The 
Holland Society in the Hudson-Fulton Celebration 
was discussed and determined, including the ac- 
ceptance of the generous offer of the St. Nicholas 
Society to allow The Holland Society to ptu*chase 
a section of its stand to view the three memorial 
parades, which was acknowledged with thanks. 
It was found impracticable to secure a steamboat 
for the naval parade of September 25th, and the up- 
river parade of October ist was considered in- 
sufficiently desirable to justify the large expense 
involved. The Committee was authorized to take 
alternative steps and to provide for a dinner, to 
which all members should be invited. Five ad- 
ditional members were elected to the Society at this 
meeting. The Committee, after considering the 
days available for entertaining the expected guests 
from Holland, determined upon Itmcheon and ex- 
cursion to the Navy Yard on September 22d, escort- 
ing the foreign guests and notable visitors upon a 
short trip on the river and landing them at the 

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Navy Yard in season to visit the Half Moon at her 
moorings. The occasion was rendered somewhat 
unfavorable by a drizzling rain, but the little 
vessel was well filled, and the foreign guests were 
enthusiastic in their appreciation of the courtesy 
so extended. Arrived at the Navy Yard, the 
little replica of the Half Moon was visited and 
formally placed in commission, addresses being 
made by the representative of the Dutch Govern- 
ment and on behalf of the Hudson-Fulton Com- 
mission. In the evening the dinner, which was 
open to all the members of the Society, was held 
at the Waldorf-Astoria and was a marked success, 
especially considering the shortness of the notice 

The Trustees met again in October and elected 
six additional candidates to membership and 
reported and discussed the proceedings of the 
Hudson-Fulton Celebration so far as the same had 
been made up or recorded, including a vote of 
thanks to Mr. Bergen for his arduous and success- 
ful labors on behalf of the Society. The usual 
Committee on Nominations was elected at this 
meeting. A report was received from Dr. Charles 
H. B. Turner describing the proceedings upon the 
dedication of a monimient to De Vries, at Lewes, 
Delaware, on September 22d, and a photograph 
of the monument. 

The Smoker had been held as usual, in November, 
with increased satisfaction to the members, who 
describe it as best of the series. It was made the 
occasion for describing some of the difficulties 
encotmtered by the Hudson Ter-Centennial Cele- 
bration Committee and a reply to some of the 
criticisms which had been made. 


The meeting of December elected ;thirteen ad- 
ditional candidates and noted the losses of the 
Society by death and resignation. The acqtii- 
sition of Hasbrouck's History of Dutchess County 
and the purchase of Staten Island Church Records 
were mentioned and the offer of Rev. Dr. GrifBs to 
present one of the medals of 1782, with a photo- 
graph of one of the tablets installed in Holland 
dtiring the past year, was also made part of the 
records. The visit of Dr. H. T. Colenbrander 
was noted and made the occasion for inviting this 
distinguished visitor to be present at the annual 
dinner and respond to a toast. President Van 
Duzer was elected to fill one of the vacancies in 
the Board of Trustees and another vacancy was 
filled by the election of Gerard Beekman, brother of 
former President James W. Beekman. A colored 
representation of the coat-of-arms of the Nether- 
lands was described and its acquisition was author- 
ized. A new amendment to the constitution was 
recommended, providing that absence from three 
consecutive meetings of the Trustees, without 
adequate excuse, should be deemed equivalent to 
a letter of resignation. 

The annual dinner, on January 20, 1910, was 
successful in spite of many disappointments with 
regard to speakers who had been expected. It was 
signalized by the presence of Rev. Dr. GriflSs, 
who made presentation of the Leeuwarden medal 
and photograph of the tablet erected by the 
DeWitt Historical Society. 

The March meeting of the Trustees elected fifteen 
candidates, bringing the number up to that men- 
tioned in the notice of the present meeting, after 
allowing for those dropped and the additional 



deaths since the last meeting. The members 

heretofore elected have qualified, with a few excep- 
tions, and probably those yet to hear from will 
qualify shortly. The souvenir of the last annual 
diimer has been distributed to all those in good 
standing, who were unable to be present, and this 
custom of the Society has been justified by the ex- 
pressions of satisfaction in all quarters. The follow- 
ing members have taken advantage of the provision 
for life membership, viz.: Samuel D. Coykendall, 
Samuel V. Hoffman, Jacob George Rapelje, Wil- 
liam A. Simonson, John H. Starin (since deceased), 
Charles H. B. Ttuner, George E. Van Guysling, Ben- 
jamin T. Van Nostrand, Frederick Van Wyck, 
and William Y. Westervelt. The State Historian, 
desiring the assistance of the Society in moulding 
public sentiment favorably to the preservation and 
arrangement of historical records and extending 
the functions of the State Historian in that direc- 
tion, wrote to the Secretary, and, on behalf of the 
Society, the Secretary addressed letters to members 
of the Senate and Assembly, urging the passage 
of the proposed legislation. This action was ap- 
proved by the Trustees. The list of members who 
have died, by some unaccountable oversight, 
failed to include the name of our former President 
and Trustee, Justice Charles H. Truax, whose death 
on January 14, 1910, was made the subject of wide 
notice and expressions of sympathy and regret. 
Invitations from the City History Club to attend 
a meeting at the Auditorium, American Museum 
of Natural History, on April 21, 1910, to be called 
"An Evening with Writers on Old New York," 
have been received and distributed to all members 
of the Society. The members of Union County, 


N. J., having discovered that they WCTe ntimerous 
enough to claim a vice-presidency under the by- 
laws, have presented a nominee for that position, 
which will appear in the supplementary report 
of the Nonmiating Committee. The members of 
the Society in Staten Island have organized under 
the name of Staten Island Sons of Holland, with 
D. B- Van Name as president and C. E. Simonson 
as secretary. Their book of Constitution and 
By-laws has been forwarded to the Secretary and 
may be seen by all who are interested. It follows 
noticeably the Constitution and By-laws of the 
Holland Society of New York and is particularly 
designed to promote its interests. 

Our Vice-President for Monmouth County, Mr. 
D. V. Perrine, laid a most agreeable foundation 
for the organization of the Monmouth Branch of 
the Holland Society by means of a dinner at his 
home. No. 55 W. Main Street, Freehold, ably 
seconded by Mrs. Perrine. The vice-president 
gathered a most harmonious company of a score or 
more ladies and gentlemen, giving the members one 
more opporttmity to appreciate the added attrac- 
tiveness bestowed upon such an occasion by the 
presence of the ladies. The spirit of good old 
Dutch hospitality and harmony which prevailed 
caused those who were present to make emphatic 
resolutions that this proof of Holland Society 
sociability and entertainment should be made a 
regular occurrence. The tasteful floral decorations, 
the incidental music, and the general atmosphere 
of good fellowship were like tributes to the well 
ordered entertainment. 

The Secretary regrets to report that his efficient 
and careful library clerk and Dutch expert, 


Dingman Versteeg, has fallen a victim to grippe 
and attendant failure of eyesight. To those who 
know Mr. Verteeg's diligent and painstaking 
methods, this will seem a most serious blow, and 
many matters which should have been completed 
long ago are still awaiting completion during the 
coming year. 

The Secretary cannot forget the kindness and 
appreciation and patient consideration extended 
by many of the members of the Society in spite of 
the missing Year Books j and this must compensate 
for the sometimes thoughtless remarks of others 
who are not aware that a busy professional life 
and unpleasantly recurring attacks of the grippe 
have left little opportunity to carry through with 
greatest efficiency the duties which are so plainly 
in sight. The coming year, in which the Secretary 
has consented to accept renomination, is expected 
to be marked by the issue of the books which are 
behindhand, and also a hand book which will be 
convenient for ready reference. The Trustees at 
their last meeting authorized the employment of 
additional clerical assistance and suggested the 
division of labor between the positions of recording 
and corresponding secretaries. 

With the hope that 1910 may justify what has 
been attempted and hoped for, this report is 
respectfully submitted. 

Upon motion the report was accepted and ordered 
printed in the Year Book. 

The Treasurer then rendered his report as 
follows : 




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The report of the Treasurer was referred to as 
printed in the annual notices and the Committee on 
Finance reported thereon to the effect that it had 
examined the Treasurer's reports and the vouchers 
in support thereof and the securities stated as 
being on hand and had found the same correct in 
all respects. The report was on motion received. 

The Conmiittee on Nominations presented its 
report through its chairman, noting also that, since 
the report had been printed in the anntial notices, 
a certificate had been received from the Secretary 
to the effect that Union County, N. J., was entitled 
to a vice-president under the by-laws, and that 
in consequence the Committee had made a supple- 
mental report, nominating for vice-president of 
Union Cotmty, N. J., Mr. Harry Van der Veer 
De Hart, of Elizabeth. 

To the Holland Society of New York: 

The Committee elected to make nominations for the 
ofBces to be filled at the annual meeting of the Society 
on April 6, 1910, respectfully reports the following names 
for the offices mentioned: 

Alphonso T. Clearwater 


New York . 
Kings County . 
Queens County 
Westchester County 
Dutchess County . 
Ulster County . 
Albany County. 
Rensselaer County 
Schenectady County 
Onondaga County 
Richmond County . 

Samuel V. Hoffman 
Edward J. Bergen 
Wn-LiAM F. Wyckoff 
Dr. John B. Kouwenhoven 
Martin Heermance 
DeWitt Roosa 
WnxiAM B. Elmendorf 
Major Wm. M. Swartwout 
Dr. Charles C. Duryee 
William H. Blauvelt 
Calvin D. Van Name 


Hudson County, N. J. 
Bergen County 
Passaic County 
Essex County . 
Monmouth County 
United States Army 
United States Navy 

Jacob R. Wortendyke 

Walter Bogert 

Prank Van Cleve 

Dr. Theron y. Sutphen 

William Van Dorn 

Col. Charles K. Winne 

Chaplain Roswell R. Hoes 

Treasurer : 
Arthur H. Van Brunt 

Secretary : 
Henry L. Bogert 

Trustees — Class of 1914 

WiLUAM L. Brower Garret J. Garretson 

Frank Hasbrouck Augustus Van Wyck 

John W. Vrooman 

Warner Van Norden 
George G. DeWitt 
Arthur H. Masten 
Martin Heermance 
Daniel Van Win/cle 

Dated March 11, 1910. 



On motion, the report was received and the 
Conunittee were discharged with thanks. The 
Chair appointed as tellers of election Messrs. E. 
Covert Htdst and Dr. VSTilliam B. Van Alstyne, 
and was about to order the ballots distributed and 
collected, when a motion was made that, there 
being no other nominations, the Secretary be re- 
quested to deposit one ballot for the various nomi- 
nees as the unanimous vote of the meeting. There 
being no opposition, this motion was declared 
carried and the Secretary deposited the ballot 
so ordered and the Chair declared the result 

Chairman Van Duzer then called upon Mr. Van 
Norden to escort the newly elected President, 


Hon. A. T. Clearwater, to the chair, and, in a few 
appropriate remarks, took from his own neck the 
presidential badge and hung it about the neck of 
the President-elect, congratulating him and the 
Society upon the choice of a new presiding officer 
for the coming year. With much applause, Judge 
Clearwater expressed his appreciation of the honor 
and called for the ftuther business of the meeting. 
Judge Hasbrouck: Mr. President, I have a 
resolution to offer: 

As the Holland Society of New York looks back over the 
year that has passed and considers the eventful history 
of that short period, the part played by its chosen rep- 
resentatives in varied functions, parades, receptions, 
banquets, and other manifestations of administrative man- 
agement, the crowds and glitter of the international festivity 
in commemoration of a discovery now three centuries back, 
sentiments of pride and regard come to the surface in 
recalling the personality of the chief officer of the Society, 
under whom what has been done has been so well done 
and with such cause for congrattdation. Therefore, at this 
twenty-fifth annual meeting, The Holland Society of New 
York honors its retiring President, Henry Sayre Van Duzer, 
and takes this opportunity to present its thanks for the 
services that he has so unsparingly rendered, to express its 
appreciation of the achievements that have signalized his 
term of office, and to offer congratulations and applause for 
his auspicious year in the President's chair, bridging over 
the gap of a quarter century from his taking office as one 
of the first trustees. It is accordingly resolved that the 
Society do now adopt this minute of affectionate regard for 
Henry Sayre Van Duzer and that this record be preserved 
in his honor, with best wishes for the years to come. It is 
further resolved that a copy be suitably engrossed for 

(On motion, duly seconded, the resolution was 
unanimously adopted.) 


Mr. Van Duzer, from the floor, expressed his 
heartfelt thanks for the kindness and appreciation 
of his fellow members and repeated his statement 
that the work done on behalf of the Society 
had been rendered with pleasure rather than a 

The reports of the Committees then being called 
for, Mr. Van Norden reported progress for the 
Conmiittee on Statue to William the Silent, stating 
that such progress was principally the accretion 
of interest upon the amount in hand, nothing else 
having been done dtiring the past year. The 
report was, on motion, received. 

Mr. Bergen, for the Committee on Hudson Ter- 
centennial Celebration, made a report in abstract 
of the complete report which he had in hand, de- 
tailing the importance of The Holland Society's 
place and achievements in connection with the 
Hudson-Fulton Celebration and his reconmienda- 
tion that this report be read when published, to 
the end that its scope and contents might be better 
appreciated. In moving the acceptance of the 
report and the thanks of the Society to the Com- 
mittee, Col. John W. Vrooman spoke at length 
of the importance of the Society to the celebration 
and the commanding position of the Netherlands 
in relation thereto. The report was duly received 
with thanks and the Committee discharged with 
thanks and with the authority to make and com- 
plete its report for inclusion in the Year Book.^ 

No report was received from the Nieuw Haarlem 
Quarter Millennial Committee, it being understood 
that this celebration had been merged into the 
Hudson-Fulton Celebration. 

' See page 64. 


On behalf of the Cchnmittee on Tablet to Van 
Der Capellen, the Secretary reported that, since 
the death of its Chairman, Mr. Van Wormer, he 
had received a photograph of the present head of 
the Van der Capellen family and a number of 
photographs showing the mortuary tablet in the 
church at Gorssel, with the additional lines in- 
scribed in honor of Baron Joan Derek van der 
Capellen tot den Pol and of Hillegonda Anna 
Bentinck, his wife. The report was, on motion, 
duly received. 

Memorials to deceased officers were not pre- 
sented on accotmt of the absence of the Committee 
in charge. 

On behalf of the Trustees, the Secretary then 
moved the adoption of the proposed amendment 
to the Constitution relating to absence from meet- 
ings of Trustees, which was unanimously adopted. 

The Secretary then read from his report refer- 
ences to the achievement of Dr. Ttimer in es- 
tablishing the De Vries monument at Lewes, 
Delaware, and its importance in confirming the 
establishment of the State of Delaware by virtue 
of early settlement ; also referring to the election of 
Van Duzer and Beekman as Trustees to fill vacan- 
cies; the names of those who had become life 
members tmder the amendment to that effect; 
the appeal of the State Historian for support in 
legislation on his behalf; the correction of the list 
of those who had died by adding thereto the name 
of Justice Charles H. Truax; the organization of 
the Richmond Cotmty Branch of the Society as 
the Staten Island Sons of Holland, presenting 
also their book of Constitution and By-laws; 
referring also to the entertainment of the Mon- 


mouth Cotmty Branch by Vice-President Perrine, 
and concluding with a reference to the iUness of 
historian and library clerk, VCTSteeg, and the 
explanation of delay in issuing the Year Books and 
expressing the hope that the additional clerical 
assistance authorized by the Trustees might permit 
the coming year to see the issuance of all books in 
arrears, as well as the proposed hand book for 
ready reference. 

The Chaimian then stated that the meeting was 
ready for formal adjournment but that the next 
hour would be devoted to an illustrated lecture 
by Dr. T. de Vries, of The H^ue, who would show 
illustrations of notable scenes and people in Hol- 
land. With this lecture, in which many illustra- 
tions were presented in a remarkably short time, 
and with the refreshments provided by the Society 
the Twenty-fifth Annual Meeting came to an end. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Henry L. Bogert, 


George M. Van Hoesen. 

George M. Van Hoesen died April i8, 1909, at 
the home of his brother-in-law, William Jay Ives. 
He was a native of this city and a descendant of 
Jan Franse Van Hoesen, an early settler of New 
Amsterdam and Beverwyck, who married Volkie 
Jurriaanse and died about 1667. 

He graduated from the New York University, 
studied law at the State and National Law School 
in Poughkeepsie, and was admitted to the New 
York Bar. For a time he was instructor in the 
school at Poughkeepsie, before emigrating to Iowa. 
In conjunction with his practice, he was a journal- 
ist for several years on the Iowa State Democrat. 
On the opening of the Civil War, he enUsted in the 
Union Army, organizing a company for the 13th 
Regiment Iowa Infantry. Subsequently he served 
in the Army of Tennessee and was promoted to the 
rank of major for gallant service at the battle of 
Shiloh. Later he was made acting provost marshal 
general of armies of the field in the military division 
of Mississippi. After the war he rettunM to New 
York City where he actively participated in 
political life. He was one of the first to lu-ge the 
building of elevated railroads and drafted the first 
bill introduced in New York Legislature for incor- 
poration and construction of an elevated railroad. 
In 1875 he was elected to the Court of Common 
Pleas and served his full term of fourteen years on 
the bench. As a judge, he evinced a happy blend- 


ing of the jtirist and the man of affairs and excelled 
in the analysis and marshalling of facts. He re- 
turned to his practice, incidentally engaging in 
politics and business. His gifted mind, entertain- 
ing conversation, and kindly disposition won him 
friends in all ranks. 

He was a member of the Union, Manhattan, 
Washington Heights, Century, Liederkranz, and 
Lotos Clubs, and of the St. Nicholas Society. He 
was a charter member of the Holland Society which 
he joined March 14, 1885, and of which he was a 
Trustee and ex-President. 

Charles Edward Witbeck. 

Charles Edward Witbeck was bom at West 
Troy, N. Y., February 22, 1844, and died May 13, 
1909, at Cohoes, N. Y. He was a physician and 
became a member of this Society, October 21, 1897. 
He was a descendant of Jan Thomase Witbeek who 
came to this cotmtry from Witbeck, Holstein, about 
1650, and married Geertruy Andriese Dochter. 
Their son, Thomas, Jansen, married September 
5, 1702, at Albany, Jannetje Van Deusen; their 
son Lucas, baptized there February 26, 1724, mar- 
ried Geertruy Lansing; their son Gerrit, baptized 
there March 18, 1750, married Inmietje Perry; 
their son John Perry, bom March 10, 1775, at 
Albany, married Sarah Cregier; their son Abram 
married Margaret Ejiight, and their son was 
Charles Edward Witbeck. 

Cornelius I. Zabriskie. 

Cornelius I. Zabriskie, a resident of Hackensack 
for about twenty-five years, died May 13, 1909, at 
his home in that city. He was bom October 8, 
1 841, at Spring Valley, N. J., and was the son of 
Isaac Zabriskie and Mary M. Zabriskie. His 
ancestor, Albert Saboriski, a Pole by birth or de- 
scent, came to this coimtry from Engstburgh, Ger- 


many, in 1662 in the ship De Vos (The Fox), 
married December 17, 1676, at Bergen, Machtelt 
Van der Linden, and died September i, 171 1, aged 
about seventy-two or seventy-three years. Their 
son Joost, bom in Hackensack, married there No- 
vember I, 1 71 2, Christina Meeby. Their son 
Albert married Gertrude Westervelt. John of the 
next generation married Hannah Van Voorhis 
and they were the grandparents of Cornelius I. 

Mr. Zabriskie was a retired citizen and was 
frequently seen driving about the streets behind 
his fine horses. He was a member of the Elks, the 
Hackensack Club, and the Holland Society since 
December 8, 1904. He was married twice. His 
first wife was a daughter of the late Samuel S. 
Demarest and his second wife was Minnie, daughter 
of the late Peter L. Conklin. The widow, one 
son, Frederick, and two daughters, Elizabeth, wife 
of J. P. Clarendon, and Miss Effie Zabriskie survive. 
Services were held at his late residence,2o8 Passaic 
Street, on Sunday, May i6th. Rev. Arthtir John- 
son and Rev. Adelbert Chapman conducting the 

Gerardus Hilles Wynkoop. 

Gerardus Hilles Wynkoop, a member of this 
Society since March 14, 1885, died at his home. 
No. 128 Madison Avenue, May 16, 1909, as the 
result of appendicitis. He was bom sixty-four 
years ago in Wilmington, Delaware, and was the 
son of Rev. Dr. Stephen Rose Wynkoop and 
Amelia Mills, daughter of the late Judge Mills 
and Anne Elizabeth Woodbury. He was a gradu- 
ate of Yale College and the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, and was one of the first surgeons 
in this country to operate successfully for appendi- 
citis. For years he had been visiting physician 
to St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals. He was a 

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member of the Union, University, Riding, Cotmtry, 
Yale, and Democratic Clubs. Surviving are two 
sons, Gerardus Hilles and Daniel W., and two 
daughters, Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish Morris and Mrs. 
Harold Stanley Forwood. 

John Lawrence Rieer. 

John Lawrence Riker was a descendant of Abra- 
ham Rycken or de Rycke who came to this 
cotmtry about 1638 and became patentee of land 
at the Wallebout, on Heeren Gracht, now Broad 
Street, and of Hewlett's, now Riker's Island, in 
the East River. He married Grietje Harmensen 
and died in 1689. Abraham of the next genera- 
tion was bom 1655, married Grietje Van Buy- 
tenhuysen, and died 1746. Their son, Andrew, 
was bom 1699, died 1763, married Jane Berrien. 
Of the next generation, Samuel, a soldier in the 
Revolutionary War, was bom 1743, married Anna 
Lawrence, and died 1823. They left a son, 
John Lawrence, bom 1787, married second 
Lavinia Smith, and died 1861. They lived on 
the old family estate at Bowery Bay, L. I., and 
here their son, John Lawrence Riker, was bom 
November 23, 1830. 

Mr. Riker was educated at the Astoria Academy 
under Dr. Haskins and entered upon his long and 
honorable career as a merchant. At his death 
he was a director in the Argentine Quebracho Com- 
pany, the Atlantic Muttial Insurance Company, 
the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg Railway, the 
Continental Insurance Company, the Farmers' 
Loan and Trust Company, the Fidelity and Casu- 
alty Company, the Greenwich Savings Bank, the 
Hanover Fire Insurance Company, the Metro- 
politan Trust Company, the New Jersey Zinc 
Company, the Niagara Fire Insurance Company, 
and the Plaza Bank. He was also Vice-President 
of the Bank of New York, the Fifth Avenue Safe 



Deposit Company, the Lraflin & Rand Powder 
Company, and the Second National Bank. All 
these benefited by Mr. Riker's wide experience, 
able councils, and sound judgment. 

He was a member of the St. Nicholas Society, 
the Sons of the American Revolution, the Union 
League, and the Metropolitan, City, Riding, New 
York Yacht, Seawanhaka-Corinthian Yacht, and 
New York Athletic Clubs. April 6, 1886, he 
joined the Holland Society and has served in the 
capacity of Trustee and Vice-President. 

Mr. Riker married, in 1857, Miss Mary Anne 
Jackson. He died July 6, 1909, at his country home 
Seabright, N. J., leaving seven children: John 
Jackson, Henry L., Margaret M., Lavinia, Samuel, 
Mattina, Charles Lawrence, and May J. 

Seymour De Witt. 

Seymour De Witt became a member of the 
Holland Society, March 26, 1891, and traced his 
ancestry back to Tjerck Claessen De Witt who 
came from Grootholdt, in Zunderland, Holland, 
to New Amsterdam prior to 1656, where, on 
April 24th of that year, he married Barbara 
Andries of Amsterdam. He settled in Albany, 
but in 1660 moved to Kingston where he died 
February 17, 1700. Their son Andries, bom 
1657, married Jannetje Egbertse and died 1710. 
Johannes of the next generation, bom 1701, 
married Mary Brodhead. Their son Charles, 
bom 1727, married Blandina Du Bois and died 
1787. Their son Gerrit, bom 1762, was father of 
Charles G., bom 1789, grandfather of David T., 
bom 1 817, and great-grandfather of Seymour De 
Witt, bom 1844 and died Jtdy 12, 1909, at Middle- 
town, N. J. For many years Mr. De Witt had 
been connected with the United States Express 
Company and for eighteen years with the First 
National Bank of that place. 

Richard Henry Van Alstyne. 

Richard Henry Van Alstyne was bom May 23, 
1851, at Troy, N. Y., and died there July 28, 1909. 
The ancestry goes back to Jan Martense, called 
''de Wever" or the weaver, who came to this 
country from Holland prior to July, 1655, with 
his wife Dirckien Hermons, and lived at various 
times at Albany, Kingston, and Kinderhook. 
Their son Abraham Jansen married, 1694, Mar- 
retje Van Deusen. Abraham of the next genera- 
tion was bom 1703, married Wyntje Conyn, and 
died 1789-90. Their son Leonard was bom 1743 
and married Hannah Sluyter. Richard, their son, 
was bom January 25, 1796, married Margaret 
Schermerhom and died November 25, 1880, at 
Troy. Their son WilUam Leonard, ex-mayor of 
Troy, was bom October 25, 1822, at Chatham 
Center, N. Y., married Calsinai L. Johnson, and 
died November i, 1892, at Troy, and they were 
the parents of Richard Henry Van Alstjme. 

Mr. Van Alstjme was active in politics, a former 
associate of ex-Governor Black, and a Deputy 
Internal Revenue Collector since 1889, except for 
two years when he served as County Clerk. He 
was an Elk, a Mason, and a member of the Hol- 
land Society since October 24, 1889. His wife 
Eleanor Morris died several years ago and they 
left no children. 

Cornelius Cuyler Cuyler. 

Cornelius Cuyler Cuyler, a prominent citizen 
and financier of New York, died July 31, 1909, 
at the Hotel Biarritz, Biarritz, France, from 
injuries received in an automobile accident near 
Cambo. He was bom in 1859 in Philadelphia 
and was the son of the late Theodore Ledyard 
Cuyler. Ancestry traced back to Tydeman Koy- 
lert of Hasselt, 1456. American ancestor was 
Hendrick Cuyler bom also at Hasselt, came to 


this country and married about 1660 Anna Schep- 
moes. After graduating from Princeton in 1879, 
Mr. Cuyler came to New York and entered the 
banking business in Wall Street to eventually 
become senior member of the firm of Cuyler, 
Morgan & Co. He was vice-president of the 
United States Guarantee Company, also a director 
of the Guarantee Company of North America, 
the Mercantile Trust Company, the Casualty 
Company of America, and the Commercial Trust 
Company of New Jersey. On March 8th last, 
he was elected President of the United States 
Mortgage and Trust Company. Besides these, 
he was an officer and a director in a number of 
banks, trust companies, and other corporations 
and prominent in the financial world. 

Mr. Cuyler was a devoted alumnus of Princeton. 
His activities did not stop with class gifts and a 
scholarship in memory of his father, but he was 
a life trustee of the university, a member of the 
graduate advisory committee on athletics and of 
the buildings and grotmds committee, and president 
of the Princeton Club of New York for five terms. 
On his fiftieth birthday, his Princeton friends 
gave him a dinner at their club and presented 
him with a silver loving cup. President Wood- 
row Wilson was one of his warm friends and 

Mr. Cuyler was a member of the Princeton, 
Union, University, Downtown, Century, Lawyers', 
and City clubs and of the New York Historical 
Society, the New York Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Society, and the Holland Society, of the 
last since March 30, 1887. Besides many social con- 
nections, he was interested in art and education 
as shown by his membership in the Metropolitan 
Museum of Art, the Archaeological Institute of 
America, the American School of Classical Studies 
in Rome of which he was treasurer, and the School 
of Musical Art in New York of which he was 


Mr. Cuyler married March 3, 1906, Mrs. James 
Brown Lord who survives him. The funeral was 
held at the Brick Presbyterian Chtirch, Thirty- 
seventh Street and Fifth Avenue, August 13th, with 
interment at Princeton. 

Thomas Dunkin De Witt. 

Thomas Dunkin De Witt was bom October 29, 
1853, and died August 13, 1909, at Flower Hos- 
pital, New York City. He was a coal dealer with 
main offices at 26 Cortlandt Street and was Treas- 
urer of the De Witt Auto Company at 248 West 
Eightieth Street. At one time he was president of 
the West Side Protective League. He was a mem- 
ber of the St. Nicholas Society since November 26, 
1888, and of the Holland Society since Jtme 5, 
1 885 . He is survived by a widow, three daughters, 
and two sons George H. and Thomas De Witt. 

Mr. De Witt was a descendant of Tjerck Claes- 
zen De Witt who came to New Amsterdam prior 
to 1656 where he married Barbara Andriese. 
Their son Andries was bom 1657, married Jan- 
net je Egbertse, and died 17 10; their son Tjerck 
was bom 1683, married Ann Pawling, and died 
1762; their son Petrus was bom 1722, married 
Rachel RadcliflE, and died 1790; their son John was 
bom 1752, married Catharine Van Vliet, and died 
1808; their son Peter was bom 1780, married 
Janet Gosman, and died 1851; their son William 
Andrew was bom 1830, married Amelia Dunkin, 
and died 1863; their son Thomas Dtmkin De Witt 
the subject of this sketch. 

Abraham Quackenbush. 

Abraham Quackenbush, son of the late Abraham 
Quackenbush and Sarah McLaren, died August 26, 
1909, at the home of his niece, Mrs. C. C. Holcomb, 
Lee, Mass., in his seventy-eighth year. He was a 
well-known hardware merchant and a member of the 



firm Qtiackenbush & Townsend until his retirement 
a few years ago. He was a member of the Holland 
Society since October 25, 1886, and a member and 
ofl&cer of the Madison Avenue Reformed Church 
where funeral services were held August 30th. His 
wife Elizabeth A. Londeback died a year ago. 

Charles Winegar Crispell. 

Charles Winegar Crispell was bom May 5, i860, 
in Kingston, N. Y., and died suddenly, August 30, 
1909, at his summer home, Shelter Heights, N. Y, 
He was a descendant of Anthony Crispell, bom in 
Artois, France, driven thence by religious persecu- 
tion to Mannheim, in the Lower Palatinate, where 
he married Marie Blanshan and in 1660 came to 
this country in the ship Gilded Otter, settling first at 
Kingston, then at Htirley. The lineage runs from 
their son Pieter, bom 1664, married Neeltje Gerritse 
Newkerk and died 1695; their son Johannes, bom 
1695, married Anna Margaret Roosa; their son 
Petrus, bom 1736, married Gerritje Du Bois, their 
son John, bom 1764, married Jane Hasbrouck, died 
1842; their son Peter, bom 1794, married Catharine 
Eltinge, died 1878; their son Abram, bom 1823, 
married Jane Aim Catlin, died 1882 ; and their son 
Charles Winegar Crispell. 

He graduated from Kingston Academy in 1881 
and from the University of Vermont with the 
degree of Doctor of Medicine which was supple- 
mented by a post-graduate course at Bellevue. 
For a number of years he was abroad traveling 
and perfecting his studies in bacteriology. He 
became bacteriological expert of the State Board 
of Health. He also served as first lieutenant of 
Company M, of which he was surgeon for many 
years. Mr. Crispell was a member of the New 
York State Medical Society, the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society, the St. 
Nicholas Society, the Masonic fraternity, and the 
Holland Society since June 30, 1890. 

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In 1904, Dr. Crispell married Mrs. Emma K. 
Booth, widow of Dr. Wilbtir H. Booth, of Uti- 
ca, and for the past few years they have made 
Shelter Island their home, occasionally visiting 

Henry Waller Brinckerhoff. 

Henry Waller BrinckerhoflF, a descendant of 
Joris Dircksen BrinckerhoflF who came from Holland 
about 1638 and settled in Brooklyn, died Septem- 
ber 7, 1909, in Bay Ridge, L. I., at the home of his 
sister, Mrs. A. W. Parker, in his 65th year. He was 
a civil engineer and was a member of the Holland 
Society whidi he joined October 24, 1889, the 
Society of Civil Engineers, and the Central Con- 
gregational Church. He leaves a son and daugh- 
ter and sister. Interment was in Cambridge, 

John Cornell Schenck. 

John Cornell Schenck was bom February 27, 
1837, in the old Schenck homestead on Jamaica 
Avenue, Brookljm. His ancestor, Johannes Mar- 
tense Schenck, was bom 1656 in Holland, came 
to this country, married Maria Magdalena De 
Haes, and died 1748; their son Peter married 
Elizabeth ; Teimis of the next generation mar- 
ried Catharine Schenck; their son Judge Teunis 
Schenck married Gertrude Cornell; their son Isaac 
C. married Catharine Meserole, and their son was 
John Cornell Schenck. 

Mr. Schenck graduated from the law school of 
Columbia University in i860 and practiced in 
Brooklyn for twenty-five years. In the early part 
of his business life, he was town clerk for the 
township of New Lots, and later became associate 
justice of the Court of Common Pleas of Kings 
Cotmty . He was a member of Tyrian Lodge, F.and 
A. M., and of the Holland Society which he joined 


March 29, 1894. Mr. Schenck died September 
29, 1909, at his home 209 Barbey Street, situated 
on part of the farm land owned by his great-grand- 
father, Isaac Cornell. He leaves a widow and one 

Charles Burhans. 

It was at Kingston that Charles Burhans was 
bom July 12, 1846, passed all his useful life, and 
died October 15, 1909, and there his ancestor, Jacob 
Btirhans, settled about 1660 having come as a 
soldier in the Netherlandish service. The lineage 
runs down through Jacob's son Jan who arrived 
in 1663, his son Samuel, his son Jan, his son Corne- 
lius, his son Jacob, and his son Cornelius, the father 
of Charles Btirhans. 

Mr. Btirhans was educated at Kingston Academy. 
At the age of eighteen, he became clerk in the 
State of New York Bank and from 1869 to 1876 
acted as cashier. In 1879 he became for the rest 
of his life treasurer of the Kingston Savings Bank, 
and in 1888 a trustee. During these years the 
bank grew from a small institution into one of the 
strongest in the State, a change due to the treas- 
urer's great executive ability. In 1870 and 1871 
he was treasurer of the village, holding that office 
when the city charter was granted. Mr. Burhans 
was a member of Company B, Twentieth Battalion, 
and in 1875 ^^ commissioned inspector of rifle 
practice with the rank of captain. On October 
23, 1886 he became a member of the Holland 
Society and served as vice-president for Ulster 
County from 1898 to 1901 . He was also a member 
and treasurer of Kingston Lodge, No. 10, F. & A. M. 
For fifteen years, from 1887 to 1902, Mr. Burhans 
was treasurer of the Kingston Board of Education. 
He also held many other positions of influence 
among which may be mentioned treasurer of the 
Ulster Co. Red Cross Society, trustee and treasurer 
of the Senate House Association, treasurer of the 

Kingston Btiilding Company, treasurer of Kings- 
ton Associated Fire Department, and member of 
the City Hospital, Library Association, and the 
Dutch Reformed Church of which he was custodian 
of the archives and formerly a deacon. 

Mr. Burhans naiarried December 3, 1889, Mary 
Swart Hoes, daughter of Rev. John F. C. Hoes. 
She survives • him, besides his father, Comelitis 
Burhans, now eighty-eight years old, and one sister 
Mrs. W. H. Finch. 

Francis Isaac Vander Beek. 

Francis Isaac Vander Beek was bom in Passaic, 
N. J., about seventy-fotir years ago and was the 
son of Isaac I. Vander Beek and Ann Oldis. In 1846 
his father came to Jersey City, engaged in the lum- 
ber business, and later became president of the 
Second National Bank at which time his son took 
charge of the business continuing it as the senior 
member of the firm Vander Beek & Sons until his 
retirement about five years ago. Mr. Vander Beek 
was a director in several banks in Jersey City and 
trustee of the Provident Institution for Savings. 
He was a member of the Union League, the Palma 
Club, and of the Holland Society since October 
25, 1886. Mr. Vander Beek's home was at 287 
York Street, but his summers were usually spent 
at Port Jervis, N. Y., and here he died, October 
23, 1909, leaving a wife, Louisa McMunn, a daugh- 
ter Mrs. Le Roy Culver, and a son Frank Isaac 
Vander Beek. 

Mr. Vander Beek was a descendant of Patdis 
Vanderbeek who married, October 9, 1644, in New 
Amsterdam Maria Thomas, second Conradus 
married Elsie Jans, third Paulis married Jannetje 
Springsteen, fourth Isaac married Annetje De 
Boog, fifth Paulis married Sarah Berdane, sixth 
Isaac married Susan Blanchard, and seventh Isaac 
I. married Ann Oldis, the parents of Francis Isaac 
Vander Beek. 

John Rufus Van Wormer. 

John Rufus Van Wormer was bom March 14, 
1849, in Adams, Jefferson County, N. Y., and was 
a son of Rufus Richardson Van Wormer, bom 181 7, 
married Eunice M. Bullock, and died 1896, a grand- 
son of Abram Van Wormer, bom 1789, married 
Clarissa Richardson, and died 1875, ^ great-grand- 
son of Jacob Van Wormer, bom 1754, married 
Polly OUer and died 1825, and a great-great-grand- 
son of Henry Van Wormer, bom 1725, married 
Catalina Brower and died 1780, 

Mr. Van Wormer, after a brief education in the 
military academy of Adams, became a telegraph 
operator at the age of fourteen. Later he was 
a newspaper reporter and a correspondent for the 
New York Times. In 1872 he *'sttmiped" the 
upper part of the State for General Grant. Re- 
moving to Albany he spent four years in newspaper 
work and in 1887 was made secretary to George 
B. Sloan, while Speaker of the Assembly, secretary 
to Senator Roscoe Conkling, in Washington, and 
clerk of the Senate Committee on Commerce. 
Thomas L. James, when postmaster in New York, 
employed him as his confidential man and chief 
clerk. When General James became postmaster- 
general, he took Mr. Van Wormer to Washington 
as his private secretary, and afterward he was 
promotai to chief clerk and executive ofl&cer of the 
Post Office Department. In 1882 he retired from 
public service to become teller of the Lincoln 
National Bank. When General James assumed the 
Presidency of the Lincoln Safe Deposit and Ware- 
house Company, Mr. Van Wormer was made 
secretary and general manager, holding the latter 
position up to the time of his death in addition to 
the vice-presidency. He was also president of the 
Brookljm Warehouse Company. 

Mr. Van Wormer was prominent in social life. 
For twenty years he was an active member of the 
Union League Club and secretary in 1892 and 


1 893- He was President of the New York Athletic 
Club for several years, President of the Jefferson 
County Society of New York and a member 
of the New York Yacht Club, New England 
Society, St. Nicholas Society, and Sons of the 
American Revolution. He had been a member of 
the Holland Society since April 30, 1885, a trustee, 
and President in 1906-7. 

Mr. Van Wormer attended the big Hudson- 
Fulton dinner at the Hotel Astor on September 
27th, and the following morning was stricken with 
paralysis from which he did not rally, and died 
October 27, 1909, at his home, 344 West 57th Street. 
He never married and leaves of his immediate 
relatives two sisters, Mrs. Bayard Taylor of Adams, 
N. Y., and Mrs. Walter C. Wood of Stamford, Conn. 

William H. Van Schoonhoven. 

WilUam H. Van Schoonhoven, for many years 
prominent in business and financial circles of Troy, 
died November 2, 1909, at Yonkers, N. Y., after 
an operation for appendicitis. He was bom August 
25, 1849, in Troy, and was a descendant of Guert 
Hendrickse Van Schoonhoven who settled in Half 
Moon, N. Y., in 1675. His son Jacobus noLarried 
Susanna Bradt; their son Guert married Anna 
Lansing; Jacobus of the next generation married 
Elizabeth Clute; their son James married Alida 
Lansing ; their son Jacobus Lansing married Mary 
Jane Haight, and they were the parents of William 
H. Van Schoonhoven. 

After a preliminary education in the public 
schools of Troy and at the Thomas Harrington 
School of Westchester, he entered Yale from which 
he graduated in 1870. Beginning the study of law 
with Gale and Alden, he was admitted to the 
Rensselaer County Bar in 1873 ^nd practiced law 
until the death of his father, in 1883, when he 
became cashier of the Central National Bank and 
subsequently was elected president. When that 

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institution consolidated with the Mutual National 
Bank to form the present National City Bank, he 
was chosen first vice-president and later president. 
He was instrumental in forming the Security 
Trust Company of Troy, was a founder of the 
Samaritan Hospital, and was also connected with 
the official boards of many other institutions. 
On financial matters he was an authority and was 
frequently sought for advice. In the spring of 
1908 he retired from active business and moved to 
Yonkers. Aside from the Troy Club, Mr. Van 
Schoonhoven became a member of the Holland 
Society, March 8, 1906, taking a great interest in 
it and attending the meetings as often as he could. 
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. John B. Pierson 
and Miss Alida L. Van Schoonhoven and one 
brother, Francis Y. Van Schoonhoven. The funeral 
was held November 5th, from the home of his sister, 
Mrs. Pierson, 74 First Street, and from the Second 
Street Presbjrterian Church. Rev. Charles H. 
Walker, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church 
of Lansingbtirgh, officiated. The interment was 
in Oakwood Cemetery. 

Albert Waling Van Winkle. 

Albert Waling Van Winkle was bom April 17, 
1842, in Philadelphia, Penn., and died December 
16, 1909, in New York City. Mr. Van Winkle was 
formerly a lawyer at 29 Wall Street but a short time 
ago gave up lus practice to become president and 
counsel for R. S. Luqueer & Co., harness and sad- 
dlery dealers, at 67 Murray Street, New York. He 
was a bachelor and left no near relatives. Time 
10, 1909, he became a member of The Holland 
Society through his descent from Jacob Waling, 
who came to this coxmtry from Winkle, Hol- 
land, prior to 1616; and married Tryntje Jacobs. 
Their son Waling Jacobse Van Winkle married 
Catharina Michielse Vreeland. Johannis Walings 
Van Winkle of the next generation married Hille- 

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gond Sippe. Their son Waling married Jannetje 
Van Houten. They were the parents of John who 
naarried Genitje Sip. Their son Walling Isaac 
married Sarah Garrabrant. John Waling of the 
next generation married Margaret MacCtirdy 
and they were the parents of Albert Waling Van 

John Newton Van Ness. 

John Newton Van Ness was bom November 7, 
1846, at 141 Washington Street, Newark, N. J., 
and died in the house in which he was bom Decem- 
ber 28, 1909. His ancestor, Cornelius Hendrickse 
Van Ness came to this coxmtry from Emdenland, 
Holland, prior to 1642. His son Simon married 
Hester De La Mater. Their son Hendrick married 
Jannetje Paulison. Their son Jacob married Polly 
Mead. Simon of the next generation married 
Elizabeth Doremus. Their son Jacob married 
Martha Fredericks. Their son Nicholas mar- 
ried Catherine Doremus and they were the par- 
ents of John Newton Van Ness. 

Mr. Van Ness was educated in Newark and 
when a yotmg man acquired control of the harness 
business of the A. R. Van Ness Company in Cham- 
bers Street, New York. He had a talent for 
designing htmting and racing saddles. He was 
one of the Board of Governors of the Essex Club 
in Newark, a charter member of the Essex Troop, 
now the First Troop of the Jersey National Guard, 
and also belonged to the Sons of the Revolution 
and The Holland Society of which he became a 
member March 11, 1909. He was unmarried and 
is survived by his mother and three brothers. 
Interment was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. 

Charles Henry Truax. 

Charles Henry Truax who had just completed 
fourteen years on the Supreme Court Bench and 



twenty-eight years' service as jurist, died January 
14, 1 910, at New York City. He was bom October 
31, 1846, at Durhamville, Oneida County, N. Y., 
and was a descendant of Philippe du Trieux, a Wal- 
loon, who came to Manhattan about 1623 and 
married Susanna De Chiney ; second, Isaac married 
Maria Brouwer; third, Jacob married Elizabeth La 
Grange; fourth, Isaac J. married Maria Wingaart; 
fifth, Isaac married Catherine Doxstader; sixth, 
Henry Doxstader married Maria Hogle ; seventh, 
Henry Philip married Sarah Ann Shaffer, the 
parents of Charles Henry Truax. 

Judge Truax received his early education at 
Vernon Academy, Oneida Seminary, and Hamilton 
College. Although he did not graduate from 
Hamilton, the degree of A.M. and LL.D. were 
later conferred on him by that institution. While 
obtaining his education, he taught school and was 
at different times instructor at Bennett's Comers 
and Principal of the Union School in Camden. 
Coming to New York in 1868, he studied law in the 
office of his uncle, Chauncey W. Shaffer. Within 
a year he was admitted to the bar and practiced 
in the office of his uncle. Later the firm of Truax 
& Dbescher was formed and did not dissolve 
tmtil 1880 when he was elected to the Superior 
Court bench, on which he served until 1894. At 
the expiration . of his term, he was elected to the 
Supreme Court in 1895. As a jurist Judge Truax 
rendered many decisions which stand as precedents. 

He was also prominent socially being a member 
of the Manhattan Club, the Oneida Society, the 
New York Athletic Club, the Democratic Club, 
the Saint Nicholas Society, and of The Holland 
Society since June 15, 1886, of which he was Presi- 
dent in I 896-1 897. 

Judge Truax married twice. His first wife was 
Miss Nancy C. Stone whom he married in 1871, 
and his second wife was Miss Caroline Carrington 
whom he married in 1896. He left a widow, two 
daughters, Mrs. William Henry F. Ward and Miss 

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Nancy Stone Truax, and a son Arthur Truax. A 
Memorial Committee of the Bench and Bar of 
New York Coxmty was formed to arrange for the 
erection of a tablet in the Coimty Court House to 
Judge Truax's memory. 

Edward Langdon Bogert. 

Edward Langdon Bogert, a member of this 
society since December lo, 1896, was bom August 
18, 1852, at Geneva, N. Y., and died January 19, 
1 910, at his home in Hamilton Park, New Brighton, 
S. I. Mr. Bogert claimed descent from Jan 
Louwe Bogert who came from Schoonderwoerd, 
Holland, in 1663, a^d married Cornelia Everts. 
Their son Nicholas (or Claes) was bom 1668 in 
Bedford, L. I., and married Beelitie Van Schaick. 
John, their son, was bom 1697 in New York or 
Harlem, and married Hannah Peeck. Of the 
next generation, John Bogert, Jr., was bom 1718 
and married Abigail Qtiick. Their son Jacobus 
was bom December 25, 1737, and married Eliza- 
beth Peacock. James, Jr., bom 1767 in New 
York City, married Elizabeth Benezet. Their 
son Theodore Peacock was bom there February 
17, 1804, and married Eliza Turner Howe, and 
they were the parents of Edward Langdon Bogert. 
For many years Mr. Bogert was connected with 
the Bradstreet Company. He married Marian 
Vinal Lincoln, who with their son Edward Langdon, 
Jr., survives him. 

Gordon Wendell. 

Gordon Wendell died .suddenly at his home, 
126 East 35th Street, New York, January 31, 
1910. He was bom in Boston, Mass., and as a boy 
come to New York with his parents. Graduating 
from Harvard College in 1882, he entered busi- 
ness with his father in the firm of Jacob Wen- 
dell & Co., subsequently Taylor, Wendell & Co., 


109 Worth Street. He was a member of the Har- 
vard Club, the New York Yacht Club and the 
Merchants' Club and of The Holland Society, 
which he joined October 27, 1887. He leaves a 
widow, the daughter of Rev. Alfred L. Elwyn of 
Philadelphia, and a daughter. 

Evert Jansen Wendell, the ancestor of the 
family, was bom in 161 5 in Embden, Friesland, 
came to New Amsterdam in 1640 in the service of 
the Dutch West India Company, moved to Fort 
Orange, married Susanna Du Trieux and died 1709. 
Their son Johannes was bom 1649, married EUza- 
beth Staats, and died 1691. Their son Abraham 
was bom 1678, married Catrina De Kay, and died 
1734. John of the next generation was bom 1703, 
married Elizabeth Quincy, and died 1762. John, 
Jr., was bom 1731, married Dorothy Sherburne, 
and died 1808. Their son Jacob was bom 1788, 
married Mehitabel Rindge Rogers, and died 1865. 
Jacob, Jr., was bom 1826, married Mary Bertodi 
Barrett, and died 1898, and they were the parents 
of Gordon Wendell. 

Peter Wyckoff. 

Peter Wyckoff was bom February 27, 1828, 
in the old homestead, 1325 Flushing Avenue, and 
was the fourth generation of Wyckoffs to own and 
operate the farm on which he lived and died. 
Nicholas, the first settler, married Anna Repelje. 
Peter, their son, married Gertrude Suydam and 
they were the parents of Nicholas and grand- 
parents of Peter Wyckoff. He was the last of the 
descendants of the old Dutch farmers of his neigh- 
borhood to follow their occupations. Thirty years 
ago he retired from farm life and devoted himself 
to charitable work and affairs in which his father 
was interested. He was actively interested in the 
Williamsburg Savings Bank, the First National 
Bank of Brooklyn and the old Williamsburg 
City Fire Insurance Company. He was at one 


time the owner of the old Grand Street horse-car 

Mr. Wyckoflf became known as the "millionaire 
farmer-philanthropist of Bushwick" because of 
his many generotis gifts to charity. Among his 
benefactors were the church near his home, the 
Young Men's Christian Association, the Eastern 
District Hospital, the German Hospital of Brook- 
lyn, the Eastern District Homoeopathic Dispensary, 
the Graham Home for Aged Women, the Howard 
Colored Orphan Asylum, the Atlantic Athletic 
Association, Rockaway Beach Hospital, and the 
Arion Maennerchor. Besides these, many poverty- 
stricken families were helped. The extent of Mr. 
Wyckoff 's charity will never be known as his mod- 
esty shielded the identity of many gifts. Beside 
the Atlantic Athletic Association and the Arion 
Maennerchor, he has been a member of The Hol- 
land Society since October 24, 1885, and was a 
Vice-President of the Kings County Branch. Mr. 
Wyckoff died February 9, 1910, in the eighty-second 
year of his age. 

Louis Bevier Van Gaasbeek. 

Louis Bevier Van Gaasbeek died February 14, 
1910, at Kingston, N. Y., aged fifty-nine years, 
having spent his life there with the exception of 
the time he practiced law in New York. His an- 
cestor, the Rev. Laurentius Van Gaasbek, graduated 
from the University of Leyden in 1674, came to 
Kingston in 1678 to become the second pastor, 
and married Laurentia Kellenaer. Their son 
Abraham married Sarah Bayard: their son John 
maxried Antje Louw; their son Abraham married 
Annatje Ten Broeck; their son Thomas married 
Catharine Hombeek; their son Cornelius H. 
married Eleanor Bruce, and their son was Louis 
Bevier Van Gaasbeek. 

Mr. Van Gaasbeek graduated from Kingston 
Academy and attended Cornell University. In 


1 875 he graduated from the Albany Law School 
and began the practice of law. Having a literary 
taste he became a journalist for the Kingston 
Leader but later restmied his practice first in 
Kingston, then in New York. During political 
campaigns, he was employed by the Republican 
State Conmiittee to address large political meet- 
ings. He was actively identified with the First 
Dutch Church and had been a member of The 
Holland Society since April 6, i886. 

In i88o he married Charlotte Rogers Basten 
who, with a daughter. Miss Natalie B. Van Gaas- 
beek, and a sister, Miss Mary B. Van Gaasbeek, 
survives him. 

John Percival Roosa. 

John Percival Roosa was bom January 6, 1862, 
in Bethel, N. Y., and was the son of John P. 
Roosa and Hannah Calkin. His ancestor, Aldert 
H3rmanse Roosa, emigrated from Herwynen, Gel- 
derland, Holland, in 1660, and was an early settler 
at Kingston. For a time he assisted his father 
about the store but soon began the study of law 
with Judge Bush. He entered Princeton College, 
later graduated from Columbia Law School, and 
in 1884 was admitted to the bar. In 1889 he was 
elected Special County Judge, in 1 895 and '98 Dis- 
trict Attorney, and in 1905 County Judge and 
Surrogate of Sullivan County. Judge Roosa was 
an active member of the Republican County Com- 
mittee and a delegate to the conventions which 
nominated McKinley and Roosevelt and to many 
of the Congressional Conventions. 

He was a member of the State Bar Association 
of New York, the Princeton Club of New York, 
the Monticello Masonic Lodge, and of The Holland 
Society since March 9, 1899. Locally he was an 
associate member of the Hook and Ladder firemen, 
president of the Village Improvement Society, 
trustee of the Sullivan Cotmty Society for the 


Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Village Presi- 
dent for two terms, and a member of the Board of 

Judge Roosa died February 23, 1909, at Monti- 
ceUo, N. Y. Surviving are a wife, Caroline Jones, 
whom he married Jime 25, 1890, a mother now 
eighty-six years old, and the followii^ brothers 
and sister: Charles B. of Spokane, Washii^[ton; 
Isaac P. of New York; Frank of Cincinnati, and 
Mrs. R. S. Oakley of Spokane. 

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