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CONTENTS 

BERGEN RECORDS (3RD Book): page 

The First Settlers of Bergen i 

Burials in Bergen 21 

Church Members in Bergen 57 

Minutes of the Consistory 79 

Index 83 

ADMINISTRATION: 

Constitution 93 

By-laws 100 

Badges 104 

Accessions to Library iii 

MEMBERSHIP: 

Former Officers 117 

List of Members 129 

Necrology 159 

MEETINGS : 

Poughkeepsie 173 

Smoker 176 

Hudson County Branch 185 

Banquet 187 

Annual Meeting 230 

New Officers, 1915 240 

In Memoriam 254 



Fress of 

F. A. BaUSTTB COMPAITT 
SPBIXOnBLD, MAMACBUtrm 



ILLUSTRATIONS 

PAGE 

William L. Brower, President — Portrait Frontispiece 

Communipaw— Heading Cut i 

The First Schoolhouse in Bergen — Initial Letter. . i 

Register of Members — First Page 56 

Town of Bergen — ^Heading Cut 57 

Edward Van Winkle, Recording Secretary — ^Por- 
trait 78 

Bergen Hill — ^Heading Cut 79 

Seward G. Spoor, Corresponding Secretary — Por- 
trait 82 

Arthur H. Van Brunt, Treasurer — Portrait 92 

Badge of the Society 104 

Button of the Society no 

Isaac Franklin Russell — Portrait 116 

Ernest M. Stires, D.D. — Portrait 158 

Rear Admiral N. R. Usher — Portrait 172 

The Van Vliet Homestead — ^Heading Cut 173 

Eagle Tavern 185 

William H. Carpenter, LL.D. — Portrait 192 

Banquet Menu — "Restless" in Hell Gate 193 

Hutspot Pot 194 

Souvenir Tray 196 



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THE FIRST SETTLERS OF BERGEN 

by 

Nicholas Garretson Vreeland 



CHILE Gemonepan (Communipaw), 
the "Village on the Shore," was set- 
tled as early as 1630, the formally 
recognized Village of Bergen was 
not so known until 1660. Both of 
these, with other settlements, were 
_■ officially incorporated as the Village 

of Bergen. What might be called 
the Village of Communipaw was, in reality, a row of 
houses' facing New York Bay from Mill Creek south- 
erly, later outlined by the present Phillips Street, with 
scattered houses between the shore and the hill to the 
westward. 

Jan Evertson Bout was the first known settler in this 
section, who in 1634 came there as an official of Michael 
Pauw, the Patroon. Six years later, Egbert Wouterson 
came into possession of " Jan de Lacher's Hook," later 
known as Mill Creek Point, the ancestral home of the 
Van Home family. Jacob Walling Van Winkle was a 
settler as early as 1641 but removed to Rensselaerswyck, 
returning nine years later. Bout sold in 1646 a portion 
of his farm to Michael Jansen, the common ancestor of 
the Vreeland family, and moved to Breuckelen. 

In 

* Sm ImmIuis tat. 



THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 



In 1655, the Indians drove out all of the Communi- 
paw people, killing or capturing neariy every white 
person. A few families escaped by boat to New Am- 
sterdam, among them that of Michael Jansen, who 
lived for three years on the corner of what is now Wil- 
liam and Stone Streets, and returned to Communipaw 
in 1658, where he lived until the year of his death in 
1663. 

Constable Hook, named for Constable (gunner) 
Jacob Jacobsen Roy, was first occupied for residence 
in 1646. 

To Greenville came Dirck Jansen Dey, Claes Carstens 
and others prior to 1659. Other names are mentioned 
as among the early owners of land in this section, but 
many of these never settled upon the land, being possi- 
bly only speculators. 

Early in 1660 petitions were sent to the Governor 
and Council of New Netherland, for permission to 
settle upon the lands on the "Berg" (Hill) back of 
Communipaw, but Governor Stuyvesant was so fear- 
ful of the safety of the people, owing to the numerous 
Indian invasions, that he refused to give the permission 
desired. Later in the year, Michael Jansen, as repre- 
sentative of the district on the west side of the river in 
the council of "Nine Men," made such strong represen- 
tations to him, that he gave permission to form a settle- 
ment, provided it was protected by a strong palisadoed 
fence built around it. This was done, and the tract 
inside the fence was divided into thirty-two plots* 
facing the six roads which are now known as Bergen 
Avenue, Academy Street, Tuers Avenue, Newkirk 
Street, Vroom Street, and Van Reypen Street. This map 
was made by Jacques Cortelyou, the surveyor of New 
Amsterdam; but though the most diligent search has 
been prosecuted, no trace of it has been found, nor 
has there been discovered any list of the names of the 
original patentees. In accordance with Dutch custom, 
a church and school were established and service was 
conducted by volunteers until 1663, when a peti- 
tion to the Council of New Netherland* was signed by 

the 



^See map in Holland Socibtt 
Year Book 1914^ page 3. 



' See pages 13-19 of Holland So- 
ciETT Ybak Book 1913. 



BERGEN RECORDS 3 

the Magistrates of Bergen, asking that a clergyman be 
formally assigned, and annexing as evidence of the 
good faith of the petitioners a subscription list of four 
hundred and seventeen guilders, in seawan, as a nucleus 
for the support of the proposed institution. The names 
of the subscribers give us our earliest clue to the names 
of the more prominent earliest settlers of Bergen, which 
title then officially covered not only the settlement 
inside the palisades but also the districts of Communi- 
paw, Greenville, and Bergen Point; actually all of the 
present Hudson County reaching from Kill van KuU 
on the south to the Bergen woods on the north, with 
the exception of the people of Harsimus and Paulus 
Hook, who, by reason of propinquity, worshipped in 
New Amsterdam. This conclusion is more readily 
assured because none of the names of the settlers of 
these last named sections appeared on the petition. 
We think that we may safely deduce, therefore, that 
the names appearing on this list^ covered a great pro- 
portion of the First Settlers of Bergen, especially as 
we later trace up the future history of each one and his 
connection with the future ruling families. 

Taking them up in the order written, we find at the 
top Tielman Van Vleck, Michael Jansen, Harman 
Smeeman and Caspar Steynmets. These were the 
Magistrates of Bergen and were given the preference, 
which was emphasized by their becoming the largest 
contributors. 

TRANSPOSITION OF FAMILY NAMES 

At the time of the settlement of New Netherland, 
surnames were comparatively unknown; many of the 
family names now in use were not known in the old 
country as such; out of our list only the names Post, 
Van Vleck and Steynmets existed as recognized family 
names, the others being used for a generation only, to 
be replaced optionally by the fathePs name, his occu- 
pation, or the name of the old home town. The sons 
took for their last names the names of their fathers, 
with the syllable ^^sen'' (son) annexed. Thus, Michael 

Jansen, 



> See complete liit on pages 14 and 15 | of Holland Socibtt Ybak Book 1913. 



4 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

Jansen, son of Jan or John; Gerrit Gerritsen, son of 
Gerrit; and so on. Sometimes the occupation of the 
father was continuedJLin his son's name, thus: Jan 
Bleecker; John the Bleacher, and again the home 
town was often tacked on to the surname. 

In the Vreeland family is found first Michael Jansen, 
son of Jan or John van Vreeland; then Michael Jansen 
van Schrabbekerke, the last being the familiar name of 
the church home town in Zeeland with which he was 
connected. Upon landing|here, he first went to Rens- 
selaerswyck, opposite Albany, and settled on the " Hooge 
Berg" (HighJ,Hill) farm ;| when he left there to come to 
New Jersey^he^was put/down as Michael Jansen van 
der Burgh. Being'^a plain Dutchman, however, he 
dropped all the extra titles and stuck to the plain Jansen 
all the rest of his life. His children were all Michelsons, 
and it was not until the third generation in this country 
that the real and original family name was used by all 
of the Vreelands. 

While the choice of family patronymics varied, a 
method prevailed in the choice of the first name of the 
children. The first son was almost always named for 
his paternal grandfather, the second after his maternal 
grandfather, and after these the uncles were honored. 
The girl's maternal grandmother was first honored, 
then the paternal grandmother and so on. This makes 
it comparatively easy for the genealogist to locate 
family lines. Certain names were maintained through 
many generations, such as Adrian, among the Posts; 
Garret among the Garretsons or Van VVagenens — 
primarily the same family; Michael among the de- 
scendants of the original Michael Jansen Vreeland; 
Walling in the Van Winkle family; Henry among the 
BrinkerhoflFs, and so on. In one family we find Elias 
Adrian and Adrian Elias alternating with each succeed- 
ing generation for a hundred years and more. Some- 
times one can tell by the middle name pretty near who 
the father was. Thus, John Jacobs was son of Jacob, 
and so forth. Adrian has been perpetuated in the 
Adriance family; Reyer in the Ryerson; Pieter in the 
Petersons; The Dutch Jurriaen, taken for a corruption 

of 



BERGEN RECORDS 5 

of Yurrie, by easy gradations became Yerry, Jerry and 
Jeremiah or in other instances Uriah ; Yerry's son would 
be called Yearance, and here we have another family 
name. Anderson, as a family name, sounds Scotch, but 
the original Andersons were sons of Andries Claussen 
who married Michael Jansen's daughter Pryntje (Penelo- 
pe). Johnson is often thought to be of English stock, 
but Rut Jansen, who settled in Somerset County, is gen- 
erally credited with being the head of the line. A man 
named De Gray prided himself on being a Frenchman 
but his grandfather was De Grauw, which is surely 
Dutch; Longfield, another English name, was origin- 
ally Langeveldt. 

DUTCH REFERENCE 

As one writer has stated, "The Jersey Dutch were a 
God-fearing people, constant in their church going. 
These men and women had the strongest kind of faith 
in the doctrines of their church. Their piety was 
exemplified in their wills." 

Here is one of Nicholas Vreeland, filed in 1757: 

" I, Nicholas Vreeland, being in health of body and a 
perfect mind and memory blessed of God, therefore, 
and calling to mind the mortality of my body, and 
knowing it is appointed for all men to die, do make 
and ordain this my last will and testament: 
First : I recommend my immortal spirit in the hands 
of my great Creator, trusting in the merits of the 
blessed Saviour for pardon and remission of my sins, 
and a happy admission to the regions of bliss and 
immortality." 

Their simple faith was also often inscribed upon 
their tombstones: 

"When overwhelmed with grief. 
My heart within me dies ; 
Helpless and far from all on earth, 
To Heaven I lift my eyes." 

RACE 



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RACE SUICIDE 

Symon Jacobs Van Winkle dying in 1732, left twelve 
children, and one of these had twenty, of which thirteen 
survived their father. A story is told of how he started 
to carve their initials on the front door posts, and 
running short of space used the stone doorstep to com- 
plete his list. There must have been necessitated a 
roll call at bed time: Abraham, Johannes, Simeon, 
acob, Antje, Feytje, Saertje, Tryntje, Rachel, 
annetje, Lena, Margrietje, Gertje and half a dozen 
others whose early demise prevented a record of their 
names. 

Michael Jansen had six sons and two daughters. 
The Vreeland Book records the birth of sixty-three 
grandchildren among the sons, and it is fair to assume 
that the two daughters did their share, which would 
indicate that not less than seventy-five grandchildren 
perpetuated the memory of the founder of the Vreeland 
family in this country. 

Of the twenty-seven subscribers to the church estab- 
blishment added to the nine others who were evidently 
too modest to state an exact sum they would con- 
tribute, less than a score seem to have been eligible to 
the list of "First Settlers" or heads of families, and of 
these I have been enabled to acquire information of 
eleven distinct families among the original subscribers 
and to these I have added four who were equally promi- 
nent and eminent in the good work of building up the 
country later on. In preparing the brief family histories 
the assistance of representative descendants now living 
was invoked for details and data. The families whose 
brief records are given were represented on the peti- 
tion by: ^Tielman Van Vleck, Michael Jansen 
(Vreeland), Caspar Steynmets, Van Winkle, Tallman, 
Gerrit Gerritsen (Van Wagenen), Paulus Pietersen 
(Newkirk), Adrian Post, Lourens Andries (Van Bus- 
kirk), Jan Cornelius (Van Horn), Claes Arentsen 
(Sip). 

Those 

* The original lin appears on page the 191 } Year Book or the Houams 

19, and a tranalation on page 14 of | Socibtt. 



BERGEN RECORDS 7 

Those whose stories are also related, who came upon 
the scenes, at subsequent dates, were: Garabrant, Van 
Reypen, Winner, BrinkerhofF. This by no means ends 
the list of the settlers, but time forbids us going deeper 
into the story at this period. 

VAN VLECK 

TiELMAN Van Vleck was a descendant of a noble 
family whose estate, called "Vlieck,'* was located near 
the city of Maastricht in the Province of Limburg. 

The Tielman Van Vleck of Bergen fame, according 
to court records of the city of Amsterdam, dated 
February 23, 1635, ^^ described as being twenty-one 
years old, and the only child of Tielman Van Vleck and 
Maria Moors. He married Magdelena Herlin of 
Bremen, in the church of St. Augustine. Eight children 
blessed their union. On June 3, 1656, he was enrolled 
as a shopkeeper of Bremen. The date of his arrival in 
this country is not obtainable, but it is supposed that 
he came over on the ship De Vergidde Bever ( The Gilded 
Beaver) y which sailed from Amsterdam May 15, 1658, 
and arrived at New Amsterdam in July. On July 29, 
he was licensed as a Notary of New Netherland. On 
December 16, 1658, he purchased from Mighiel Paulis- 
sen, the ancestor of the Vandervoort family, a house 
and lot on the north side of the Hooge (High) Street, 
later Stone Street, near what is now Hanover Square. 
Two petitions drawn up by him and headed by his 
name were presented to Governor Stuyvesant in 1660, 
for the establishment of the Village of Bergen but were 
denied because of the fear of Indian attacks. The 
third paper, drawn up by Van Vleck and urged in 
person by Michael Jansen Vreeland, the New Jersey 
representative in the Council, was agreed to upon 
promise of having the village surrounded by a strong 
palisade. Van Vleck was named as the first " Schout,'* 
or President, of the court of Bergen. On May 25, 1668, 
Van Vleck appeared before the Magistrates of the 
Village of Bergen and declared that he had deeded to 
Ide Comelissen, a resident of Harsimus, a parcel of 

land 



8 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

land lying between those of Hendrick Jansen van 
Ostrum and Adrian van Laer. Governor Philip 
Carteret in 1670 gave him a deed to a plot of upland 
and meadow between Jan Lubbertsen, Frederick 
Phillips, Harman Edwards and Thomas Fredericks, 
facing on the "Common," the present Van Vorst 
Square. This would locate Van Vleck as a resident of 
Paulus Hook. 

VREELAND 

Michael Jansen Vreeland, the common ancestor 
of the Vreeland family, came from Holland on the ship 
Het Wapen van Norwegen {Arms of Norway) in 1638. 
He owned a farm or polder in South Beveland, one of 
the islands of the Province of Zeeland, but his church 
home was in the village of 'sHeer Abtskerke, three 
miles from his farm, the common name of the village 
being Schrabbekerke. From here he went to Bergen- 
op-Zoom, in Brabant, and took boat to Amsterdam, 
from whence he sailed in May, 1638, and arrived in 
New Amsterdam on August 4. Arrangements had 
previously been made with Patroon Killian van 
Rensselaer, who had been granted a large tract of land 
surrounding the present site of the city of Albany, on 
both sides of the Hudson River. Jansen leased the 
farm known as the "Hooge-Berg,'* located on an eleva- 
tion immediately opposite the present city. His latent 
energy and enterprise were so confined by his work as 
a farmer that he branched out into fur trading with 
the Indians, and speedily came into conflict with the 
parent trust of the hemisphere, the Dutch West India 
Company.^ Undismayed, Jansen brought the ques- 
tions at issue into court and was later sustained on all 
the counts. Adding to the products of his farm the 
fish and oysters which were so plentiful in the adjoining 
waters, he found market in the city opposite and 
speedily acquired a fortune'^as fortunes went in those 
days, which he invested in cattle. When the Dutch 
colony was settling on the Delaware, Jansen supplied 
them with part of their cattle. One year after his 

coming 

^"Records of New Amsterdam/' I Vol. 3, pages 36-41; Vol. 4, page 46. 



BBRGBN RECORDS 9 

coming to Communipaw, Governor Peter Stuyvesant 
took up the reins of government in New Amsterdam, 
and, being anxious to maintain a representative gov- 
ernment, appointed nine advisers, Jansen being made 
the representative for the west side of the river. He 
must have proved to be a good adviser, because in 
1656 he was offered the Vice-Governorship at Fort 
Orange, later Albany, but he declined the honor, pre- 
ferring, evidently, to stay and work for his present 
constituency. As in Albany, the reputation of the 
fairness of his dealings with the Indians made him 
popular in Communipaw; his friendship with the red 
men acted in his favor during the awful times of 1655, 
when his family was exempted from capture or death. 



VAN WINKEL 

Jacob Waligh, Walings, Walingen or Walingsen 
and his brother Symon were among the very first 
farmers to permanently locate in New Netherland. 
Symon's untimely death^ cut short this branch of the 
Walicks family, who were residents of the Village of 
Winkel in North Holland, located about fifteen miles 
northwest of Hoorn, as far back as the beginning of the 
fourteenth century.* Jacob, the progenitor of the 
Van Winkle family in New Netherland, was the occu- 
pant of one of the six Company-Bouweries on Man- 
hattan Island started by the Dutch West India Com- 
pany in 1624' and continued by the Company in May, 
1630, under new management. An inventory of 
Jacob's possessions on July 2, 163 1, indicates that he 
had on his farm six saddle horses, two stallions, six 
cows, two bulls and twenty-two sheep, and that he was 
successful with his breeding of cattle. He made a trip 
to Holland for the purpose of further stocking his farm, 
in 1633, in the ship De Souther gh on its return trip, 
after bringing the new Governor, Wouter Van Twiller, 

to 



^ Symon Wallingsen was murdered 
by an Indian at Paulis Hook, in 
Pavonia, in the spring of 1649. 

'See Van Winkle Record, page 21. 

* A document giving the inventory 
of the Company^s farma on July z. 



163 1, showing increase since May, 
1630, drawn up by Kiliaen Van Rens- 
selaer, was recently discovered by 
L. P. de Boer, Historian, among the 
documents in the Archives at the 
Hague. 



10 



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to New Netherland in April, 1633. While at Hoom he 
united with the Dutch Church by certificate on Decem- 
ber 18, 1633.* His stay in Hoom was short, for in the 
fall of the next year Jacob Walingsen returned to New 
Netherland on De Coninck David (King David) cap- 
tained by David de Vries, arriving at New Amsterdam 
in June, 1635, a little over a year prior to the expira- 
tion of his lease of the Company's-Bouwerie No. 5.* 
During his absence the bouwerie was managed by 
Claes Cornelisz Swits.' After the expiration of his 
lease, Jacob Walingsen entered into a contract with 
Patroon Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, August 15, 1636, and 
settled on a farm at Rensselaerswyck. On October i, 
1650, he returned to Manhattan, although oflFered 
the choice of several farms if he would remain in the 
colony. 

August 29, 1641, Jacob Walingsen was appointed a 
member of the Board, "The Twelve Men,'* the first 
representative official body within the limits of New 
York and New Jersey. This Board was advisory to 
Governor Kieft and represented the inhabitants of 
Manhattan, Brooklyn and Pavonia in the considera- 
tion of the general treatment of the Indians. 

Prior to 1635, Jacob Walingsen led a movement to 
establish a settlement on the Connecticut River,* but, 
because of the lack of support of his contemporaries and 
failure to obtain permission of the West India Com- 
pany, owing to fear of Indian attack, the project was 
abandoned. October 23, 1654, he secured a grant of 
land at Pavonia, now Jersey City, New Jersey, where 
the family has been continuously represented for 
eleven generations. 

Jacob Walingsen died in the early part of the year 
1657, leaving a widow, Trintje Jacobs, and six minor 
children, three girls and three boys. Michael Jansen 

Vreeland 



^ In the records of the Dutch Church 
at Hoom appears the following entry, 
under that date: "Have come over 
with certificate from other Churches 
to our congregation — ^Jacob Walingen 
of New Netherland." 

' For a description of the bouwerie 



No. 5, see "Valentine's Manual'* for 
i860, Jpages SS7, SS^,- 

* Whose murder in 1641 was the 
chief cause of the first recorded Indian 
War. Holland Society Year Book 
1914., page II. 

* See Holland Societt Year Book 

i9«4» P*ge as. 



Bergen records u 

Vreeland and Burgomaster Van der Grift* were 
appointed guardians of the children. 

The Van Winkle line from the first progenitor in New 
Netherland to the Recording Secretary of The Holland 
Society is as follows: Jacob Walingsen Van Winkle, 
one of the Board of Twelve Men, member of the Gen- 
eral Court in 1640, and Trintje Jacobs; Jacob Jacobse 
Van Winkle and Grietje Hendrickse Hellingh; Hen- 
drick Van Winkle and Catrina Waldron; Jacob Van 
Winkle, ist Lieutenant in Captain Nicausa Terhune's 
Company of Militia in the Precinct of New Barba- 
does, 1 775-1 778, deacon of the First Dutch Church in 
New Jersey chartered by the Crown and incorporated 
under the name of The Ministry Elders and Deacons, 
December 20, 1771, and Rachel Cammega; Daniel Van 
Winkle and Antje Winne; Jacob D. Van Winkle and 
Antje Vreeland; Jacob Van Winkle, who served in 
the War of 181 2, and Maria Sip, daughter of Colonel 
Garret Sip ; Edward Van Winkle, who served in the Civil 
War — Company G — 37th Regiment of New York, and 
Mary Jane Wandle; Edward Van Winkle, Recording 
Secretary of The Holland Society of New York, and 
Sama Le Roy Batdorf. 

STEYNMETS 

Caspar Steynmets was bom in Holland; it is said 
at Schiedam, but the exact time or place has not been 
authenticated. He arrived in New Amsterdam in 163 1 
and with his brother sailed up the river to Albany, and 
there became prominent in trading with the Indians. 
His oldest child, named after him, was baptized in 1650; 
his wife being Dorothea Arentsen (Van Wagenen). At 
her death he married again Jennet je Gerritsen (Van 
Wagenen) of Ahasimus. He therefore became con- 
nected by marriage with both of the distinct branches 
of the Van Wagenen family, that of Esopus and that of 
Bergen. Steynmets purchase a plot of land on Winkle 
Street, near Fort Amsterdam. In 1652, he removed to 
New Jersey and purchased a "Bouwery** in Ahasimus. 
Here he combined the two businesses of farming and 

trading 

^ Burgomaster Van der Grift of Nieuw Amsterdam. 

B 



12 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

trading and became well-to-do. The Indian troubles 
forced him back to New Amsterdam but he returned in 
1658 and lived within the Bergen Township limits 
until his death in 1702. All of his children were bap- 
tized in the old church at the fort. He was organizer 
of a company of militia and was commissioned lieuten- 
ant and later became captain. He was well educated 
and his knowledge of the Indian language made him 
valuable as an interpreter in their dealings with the 
whites. After the English occupation in 1664, he was 
continued in office by Governor Philip Carteret, having 
previously been made a judge by Governor Stuyvesant. 
In 1671, he was married, for the third time, to the 
widow of Michael Tades, and moved to her farm in 
Ahasimus. At her death he gave the home farm to his 
sons John and Gerrit, but continued to live in the 
homestead until his death. He was buried in the old 
Bergen cemetery. John Steynmets willed his portion 
of the farm to his sister, Joanna Prior, and she in turn 
gave it to her son, Jacob Prior. 



VAN BUSKIRK 

The common ancestor of the Van Buskirk family in 
this country was Laurens Andriessen, who came over 
in 1655. His name appears as an owner of a lot on 
Broad Street, New Amsterdam, June 29, 1656. Shortly 
after he purchased land in Minkakwa, later Greenville. 
In 1668, he was appointed "Recorder and Marker" for 
Minkakwa, and in 1676 was appointed "Marker Gen- 
eral" for the Town of Bergen. He was commissioned 
a member of the Court of Bergen in 1677 and was made 
president of the same in 168 1. He married Jannetje 
Jans, widow of Christian Barentsen in 1658. He died 
in 1694. His son, Pieter, bom in 1666, married Trintje 
Harmanse of Constable Hook, and went there to live 
in the house which was torn down only last year. He 
was the ancestor of the Van Buskirks of Bergen, later 
Hudson County. 

TALLMAN 



BERGEN RECORDS 



13 



TALLMAN 

The original spelling of this name was TaelmaUy and 
occasionally Taltruij which literally translated means a 
linguist or an interpreter. The early records of the 
Dutch branch of the family in this country are found 
under the patronymics of Harmens, Harmense, 
Hermzen, Harmenszen, Dowsa, Douwens and 
Douwenszen. 

The first known American ancestor of this branch 
of the family was Douwe Harmense Taelman, who with 
his wife and children emigrated from the province of 
Friesland, Netherland, in the ship Brownfishy arriving 
in New Amsterdam on the 19th of June, 1658. While 
in the " Records of New Amsterdam " he is mentioned 
as having been in the courts upon different matters in 
the years 1658 and 1659, we have reason to believe he 
took up his residence at Bergen, now a part of Jersey 
City, soon after his arrival in this country. For we 
also find in the same records that in the description of a 
plot of land he bought on the east side of "Heere 
Gracht" (Broad Street), in New Amsterdam, on 
August 2, 1662, he is mentioned as being a resident of 
Bergen. And in December of the same year he sub- 
scribed six florins a year for the support of a minister 
at this latter place.* 

In an official survey of some plots or tracts of land 
"in the new maize lands," made by Jacques Cortelyou, 
C.E.,* for Douwe Harmense in November, 1660, lying 
in and about the Town of Bergen, preparatory to mak- 
ing an application for a patent for the same, the name 
of Bergen was first used ; and the patent for such plots 
was granted by Governor Philip Carteret for some five 
parcels under date of May 12, 1668. This same 
patentee later secured a further patent for lands em- 
bracing the present village of Nyack, N. Y. 

Douwe Harmense Taelman died at Bergen and was 
buried on the nineteenth of June, 1687. A declaration 
of his will was recorded in the office of the Secretary of 

State 



^ See X913 Year Book of Tbb Hol- 
land SocisTT, page i8. 



' See 1914 Ykar Book of The Hol- 
land SociBTT, page 3. 



14 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

State, at Trenton, N. J.^ All his property was left to 
his two sons, Harmen Douwenszen Taelman and 
Thunis Douwenszen Taelman, who soon after their 
father's death removed to Nyack, N. Y. The older son, 
Harmen, died early in life, and previous to April, 8, 
1691 ; as on this date his widow was married to Abra- 
ham Blauvelt. The younger son, Thunis, finally came 
into possession of most of the estate left by his father, 
and died at Nyack, N. Y., July 17, 1739. From these 
two sons have descended most of the families bearing 
the name of Tallman, Talman, or Taulman. And 
while in their early history they resided in the vicinity 
of New York City, they may now be found in nearly 
every section of the United States. 

VAN WAGENEN 

Wageningen is one of the prominent towns of Hol- 
land, located on the banks of the River Rhine, in the 
Province of Gelderland, and is noted as a summer 
resort. The family in this country has descended from 
two distinct pioneers, so far as we know in no way 
related. The first was Aert Jacobsen, who came over 
about 1648 and settled in Bethlehem, New York, and 
later in Esopus. The Van Wagenens of that section 
are his descendants. 

Gerrit Gerritsen, of Bergen fame, arrived in New 
Amsterdam with his wife Annetje Hermans, Decem- 
ber 23, 1660, and settled in Communipaw. He soon 
took a leading part in public affairs. He brought with 
him a certificate which reads as follows : 

"We, Burgomasters, schepens, and counsellors of 
the city of Wageningen, declare by these presents that 
there appeared before us Hendrick Elissen and 
Jordiz Speer, citizens of this city, at the request of 
Gerrit Gerritsen and Annetje Hermans, his wife. 
"They have testified and certified as they do by these 
presents that they have good knowledge of the above- 
named Gerritsen and Annetje Hermans, his wife, as 
to their life and conversation, and that they have 

always 

* In Liber 3 of Deeds, etc., page 144. 



BERGEN RECORDS 



IS 



always been considered and esteemed as pious and 
honest people, and that no complaint of any evil or 
disorderly conduct has ever reached their ears ; on the 
contrary, they have always led quiet, pious and 
honest lives as it becomes pious and honest persons. 
They especially testify, that they govern their family 
well, and bring up their children in the fear of God 
and in all modesty and respectability. As the above- 
named persons have resolved to remove and pro- 
ceed to New Netherland, in order to find greater con- 
venience, they give this attestation, grounded on 
their knowledge of them, having known them in- 
timately and having been in continual intercourse 
with them for many years, living in the same neigh- 
borhood. 

"In testimony of the truth, we, the burgomasters, 
of the city, have caused the private seal of the city 
to be hereto affixed. 

"Done at Wageningen, 27th of November, 1660. 
"By the ordinance of the same, 

J. Aquelin." 



NEWKIRK 

It is not positively known from which of the many 
towns in Holland called "Niewekerke" the particular 
ancestor of this family came, but it is generally be- 
lieved that he was from Nijkerk, or Nieuwekerke, in 
Gelderland, from whence also came the Van Rensse- 
laers, Van Twillers, and Van Curlers. As an eloquent 
writer puts it: "Here, in the midst of tobacco lands, 
pretty gardens and grain fields, three-fourths of an 
hour's walk from the Zuyder Zee; from this ancient 
home came scores of the ancestors of the people of New 
Netherland. These hardy sons and daughters of the 
Dutch Republic were true argonauts. They sailed 
away to cover the soil of New Netherland with a golden 
fleece." 

Guert Cornelissen Van Nieuwkerke came over in the 
ship Moesman from Holland, arriving on April 15, 1659. 

Matthew Cornelissen, the common ancestor of the 
Bergen families of Newkirks was, according to Dr. 

A. B. Newkirk 



l6 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

A. B. Newkirk, the family historian, a brother of Guert; 
but Thomas J. Newkirk, a worker in the genealogical 
field, insists that he was Guert's son. It is reported 
that in 1659, Guert came with his wife and a son twelve 
years old and a "nursing child/' Matthew marrying 
in 1670, is supposed to have been the oldest child, 
rather than the brother. He went first to Flatbush, 
Long Island, where he bought a farm bordering on 
Corlear's Flats. In 1665, he sold this and moved to 
Bergen. Five years later he married Anna, daughter 
of Jacob Luby, who had served under the West India 
Company. His wife died in 1685, and the next year 
he married Catherine, daughter of Paulus Pietersen. 
His lineal descendants still live on the original house 
site, the present building having been erected in 18 10. 

POST 

Adrian Post was the pioneer of this family, and he 
arrived in this country from the Hague, Holland, in 
1650, and settled in Communipaw. He was very 
prominent in public affairs in Staten Island till 1655 
and then settled in New Jersey. He was elected ensign 
of the first militia company, under Captain Caspar 
Steynmets. His son Adrian married, in 1677,* Catrintje 
Gerrits, daughter of Gerrit Gerritsen (Van Wagenen). 
The other sons went out to Acquackanonck, and the 
numerous families of that name in Bergen and Passaic 
Counties are descended from these. The Post home- 
stead site on the shores of New York Bay is still occu- 
pied as a home, in which, until very recent years, 
resided a lineal descendant of one of Bergen's First 
Settlers. 

VAN HORN 

In North Holland the once famous city of Hoom is 
situated on the Zuyder Zee, about twenty miles north 
of Amsterdam. From this place came Jan Comelissen 
to New Amsterdam about 1645. He settled in Hacken- 
sack and here raised a family, some of his descendants 

continuing 

^ See Holland Socibty Ybar Book 1914, page 59, entry 29. 



BERGEN RECORDS 17 

continuing in the Hackensack section, and others going 
to Communipaw, where land is still owned by members 
of the family. Cornelissen's son Joris (George) married 
Maria Rutgers, and in his turn his oldest son married 
a granddaughter of Michael Jansen Vreeland. 



SIP 

This old Dutch family has been continuously located 
in New Jersey, for two and a half centuries, and seven 
generations have been born in one house. This house 
was built in 1664, and is still occupied by a lineal 
descendant of the founder of the family, Adrian 
Hendricksen Sip. He came from Breda, Holland, in 
1641, and joined the church in Bergen in 1666. The 
homes of the period were usually one-story structures, 
built of stone or wood, or both. As in the old country, 
the gable ends generally were turned to the road. This, 
in old country custom, was done to conserve the rain 
water supply for washing purposes, and also that the 
snow would not fall on the people passing, a considera- 
tion not so generally exercised nowadays. Adrian Sip 
married, first. Countess Gritje Warnants van Schone- 
veldt and second, Geertruje Aurians. Among the 
children, Antje married Simon Jacobs Van Winkle. 
Jan Arianse, the second son, was an important and 
influential personage in the town of Bergen; he served 
in the militia, as did his son Ide. Ide's son. Garret, 
had a son, Peter, who was a prominent jurist, serving 
as Judge in both Bergen and Hudson Counties. He 
was one of the earliest supporters of the Republican 
party, founded in 1856. His son, Richard, followed in 
his father's footsteps in position and politics, and his 
son, Richard Garret Sip, now occupies the old home- 
stead. Rumor has it that when Light Horse Harry- 
Lee came from Hackensack to Bergen he stopped at 
the Sip homestead stables, and, by force of arms, 
exchanged his womout horse for a fresher and better 
one. Three spies were hung on the old willow tree in 
front of the house. 

GARRABRANT 



i8 



THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 



GARRABRANT 

Gerbrand Claussen was a man of much influence 
in Bergen and held many official positions. He married 
a daughter of Claus Pieterson Cos, whose name will be 
found on the original petition. About 1657, Cos pur- 
chased a part of the farm of Jan Evertson Bout at 
Communipaw. Claussen's children lived on the original 
farm for many years, but the original settler in 1689 
moved to Dutchess County, New York. Some of his 
descendants moved to Pequannock. Two of his sons 
and one daughter married Van Ripens, one a Merselis, 
one son wed a Prior, one a Van Winkle, and a daughter 
married a Van Wagenen, thereby linking up a number 
of the old leading families of that day and generation. 

VAN REYPEN 

JuRLAN ToMASSEN was the common ancestor of the 
family which now spells its name in the various forms 
of Van Reypen, Van Ripen, and Van Riper, and also 
of the Yearance family. He sailed to this country in 
the ship De BonU Coe ( The Spotted Cow) from Amster- 
dam on April 16, 1663.* There is a place called Rypend 
in Friesland and another called De Ryp in North 
Holland, and Tomassen came from one of these, and 
most likely the latter. After arriving in this country, 
Tomassen first went further west and in 1664 he was a 
member of a syndicate which secured the Acquacka- 
nonck patent in what is now Passaic County. He did 
not settle there permanently, but at least one of his 
sons, Harman, and other descendants settled there 
later. Tomassen came to the settlement of Bergen 
between 1664 and 1667 and acquired the plot which has 
been continuously occupied by some of his descendants 
to the present day, viz., lot 161 in the survey of 1660 
of Bergen* and Buyten Tuyn, and which is now known 
as 3 1 1 Academy Street, at the intersection of Academy 
and Van Reypen Streets. Tomassen was recorded as 



^ See Holland Societt Year Book 
1903, page 25. 



' See map 1914 Year Book of The 
Holland dociETY, page 3. 



BERGEN RECORDS 19 

a member of the Bergen Church in 1667. In addition 
to the above plot, he acquired other land, both within 
the stockade and among the Out Gardens, under the 
will of Guert Coerten, dated 1671. He married Reycke 
Hermens, May 25, 1667. They had ten children, five 
sons and five daughters. The sons, following the 
custom of the time, took as a surname one constructed 
from the father's given name. Juriaense, Jurjanse and 
Jurijaense are various forms in which it was spelled in 
the old church records. With some later descendants 
this was gradually changed into Jurrianse, then 
Yereance. The line of descent from Juriaen Tomassen 
to his descendants who now occupy the old homestead, 
is through his second son: Gerrit Juriaense, Jurijaense 
or Jurjanse (i 670-1 748). The name is spelled in all 
the three ways in the church records. Comelis Gerret- 
sen or Jurrianse (1707-1771), fourth son of Gerrit; 
Daniel Van Reypen (1736-18 18), second son of Comelis; 
Cornelius Van Reypen (i 767-1 842), eldest son of 
Daniel; Cornelius C. Van Reypen (18 13-1900), eighth 
child and youngest son of Cornelius. Surgeon General 
Wm. K. Van Reypen, U. S. N., retired; only surviving 
son of C. C. The homestead is now occupied by the 
youngest daughter of Cornelius C, Mrs. Anna Van 
Reypen Green. In the old records of the Bergen church 
the first appearance of this new name is under the date 
of October, 1761, when the witnesses to a baptism are 
given as "Daniel Van Rype** and his sister, "Beeletje 
Van Rype." In February, 1762, Merytye Van Rype 
is noted as a witness. In December, 1762, was recorded 
the birth and baptism of Catrientye, the eldest child 
of Daniel Van Reype and Elisabet Terheun. (Daniel 
was the second son of Cornelis.) It appears that the 
only ones to use the spelling Van Reypen were those 
most closely associated with the Bergen homestead. 
Other descendants use some of the many other forms. 
Van Riper seems to be the form used by the greatest 
number of the present descendants of Juriaen Tomassen, 
although Van Ripen would seem to have been the most 
logical form. 

WINNE 



20 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

WINNE 

So little is recorded of the early history of this old 
Bergen family, that we are only permitted to note that 
the founder, Peter Winne, came from Ghent in Flanders 
in 1650. His wife's name was Jannetje Adams. His 
grandson, Martin, went to Albany to live for a while 
but returned to Bergen, and the family then descended, 
generation by generation, to Johan, Martin, Martin, 
Johan, Martin, John and then John again, who now 
lives on what the march of the city's improvement has 
left of the old home farm. 

BRINKERHOFF 

JoRis DiRCKSEN Brinkerhoff, the founder of the 
family, came from Drenthe, Holland, about 1638. He 
settled in Staten Island, but was driven out by the 
Indians, and went to Long Island; his oldest son was 
killed by the red men; his second son, Hendrick, 
bought land in Bergen in 1667, and his descendants 
still live there. Hendrick's son, Cornelius, married 
Aegie Vreeland; the next generation brought Hartman; 
Hartman's son, Hendrick, married Lea Van Wagenen 
and their son, Hartman, married Eleanor Clendenny; 
Hartman's son, John, married Hannah Tise, and from 
this union came Ex-Senator William Brinkerhoff and 
Henry, father of Brigadier-General Henry Brinkerhoff, 
a former Vice-President of Thfe Holland Society. 

BURIALS 



BURIALS IN THE VILLAGE OF BERGEN 
IN NEW JERSEY BEGINNING 1666 

>. Names of the [Persons] who have died and were buried within 

the jurisdiction of Bergen and around New York by me R. Van 
Giesen, in my capacity of Undertaker (Aansprekcr). 

1 March 4. Bur. MichJel Teunisen at Bergen. 

2 May 14. Bur. at Bergen the wife of Jan J , living at Pem- 

merepoch. 

3 September 20. Bur. the ch. of Beltel Lot, at Bergen. 

4 December 26. Bur. the ch. of Douwe Hermensen, at Bergen. 

1667 

5 October 30, Bur. the ch. of Christiaen Picters at Bergen. 



6 January 16. Bur. Lourus Duyts at Bergen. 

7 February 27. Bur. the ch, of Jan Evertee Kerseboom, at Bergen. 

8 May I. Bur. the ch. of Jan Maurits at Bergen. 

9 May 5. Bur. Willem Spenser at Bergen. 

10 July 29. Bur. the ch. of Hendrick Reycke at Bergen. 

1 1 September 20. Bur. the ch. of Elyaa Magiels Vreeland. 



22 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

1668 NO. 

12 October 4. Bur. Lysbet Dircks, wi. of Hermen Smeemany at 
Bergen. 

13 October 12. Bur. Cristiaen Claesen. 

14 October 18. Bur. ch. of Arien Van Laer. 

15 December 23. Bur. Echtje Jacobs, wi. of Dirck Claesen Braeck, 
living at . 

1669 

16 April 10. Bur. Merritje ^ wi. of Jan Maurits, at Bergen. 

17 September 16. Bur. ch. of Jan Evers . 

18 October 18. Bur. ch. of Jan Mic . 

19 November 6. Bur. ch. of Mr. . 

1670 

20 January 12. Bur. Jannetje ^ wi. of Casper Steynmets, at 

Bergen. 



21 March 7. Bur. Is ^yse 



22 April 24. Bur. ch. of ich Come . 

23 May II. Bur. Getruyt , wi. of Jocob Lub, at Bergen. 

24 May 14. Bur. ch. of . 

25 June 28. Bur. igge eymets. 

26 October 17. ^Anna D. 

27 October. Bur. da. of Tomas Teckh at Bergen. 

1672? 

28 March 24. Bur. ch. of English woman, living with Willem 
Dogelis at Pemmerepoch, at Bergen. 

29 June i6. Bur. Roelof Comelisse at Bergen. 

1673 

30 May 6. Bur. ch. of R. Van Giesen at Bergen. 

31 September 14. Bur. ch. of Jan Lubberts at Bergen. 



BBRGEN RECORDS 2$ , 

HO. 1673 

32 October 16. Bur. ch. of Mr. Sa. Edsall at Bergen. 

33 October 29. Bur. ch. of Hertman Magiels at Bergen. 

34 December 19. Bur. ch. of Lourus Arents Toers at Bergen. 

35 December 19. Bur. ch. of Poulus Pietersz at Bergen. 

1674 

36 January 8. Bur. Arent Louersen Toers at Bergen. 

37 August 23. Bur. at Bergen Jan Lubberts, son of Lubbert 
Lubberts, of Hackensack. 

38 October 16. Bur. son of Douwen Hermesen Talma, at Bergen. 

167s 

39 April 7. Bur. ch. of Elias Magiels Vreelant at Bergen. 

1677 

40 January 3. Bur. Q)melis Abrahams, living at Pemmerepoch, at 
Bergen. 

41 February 18. Bur. Cap. Adriaen Post at Bergen. 

42 March 18. Bur. ch. of Matys Mulder at Bergen. 

43 May 12. Bur. Treyntje Jacobs, wi. of Casper Steynmets, at 
New York. 

44 October 13. Bur. ch. of Hartman Magiels at Bergen. 



1678 

45 January 16. Bur. Engelbert Steenhuys, living at Bergen, and 
bur. there, the first wiui the pall. 

46 July 20. Bur. da. of Hendrick Tonise, the second with the pall, 
at Bergen. 

47 December 9. Bur. newly bom infant of Jan Straetmaker, . at 
Bergen. 



24 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

1679 NO. 

48 January 5. Bur. Jannetje Hendricks, wi. of Hermen Eduwaerts, 
at Bergen, the third with the pall. 

49 May 8. Bur. Gerrit Fransen, son of Geertruyt Gerrits, of 
Pemmerpoch, the fourth with the pall, at Bergen. 

50 May 12. Bur. son of Maddaleentje Hansen, wid. of Hendrick 
Jansen Spier, at Pemmerpoch, 

51 June 10. Bur. ch. of Matys Mulder. 

1680 

52 January 24. Bur. son of Matheus Q)rnelisz, the sixth with the 
pall. 

53 August I. Bur. , wi. of Pieter Merselisz, seventh with the 

pall. 

54 October 11. Bur. Geertruy Gerrits Cornelis Abrahams, 

having lived at Pemmerepoch, eighth with pall. 

55 October 21. Bur. da. of Arien Pietersz Bu , ninth with pall. 

168 1 

56 March i. Bur. ch. of Sjarel Mackleeyn. 

57 March 30. Bur. Feytje Roelofs, wid. of Joost Van der Linden, 
has lived at Pemmerepoch, tenth with pall. 

58 April 30. Bur. Hermen Eduwaertsz, eleventh with pall. 

1682 

59 June 28. Bur. da. of Lourens Arense Toers, twelfth with pall. 

60 August I. Bur. da. of Enoch Magielsz Vreeland, the second in 
the church; thirteenth with pall. 

61 September 4. Bur. da. of Hendrick Van Reenen, fourteenth 
with pall. 

62 September 4. Bur. Pieter Mercelisze, third in the church at 
Bergen, fifteenth with pall. 

63 September 8. Bur. son of Claes Janse, the fourth in church, six- 
teenth with pall. 



BERGEN RECORDS 2$ 

NO. _, 1682 

64 October 9. Bur. Anna Qaes, wid. of Arent Louersen Toers, 
seventeenth with pall. 

65 October 16. Bur. newly born infant of Jurijaan Thomasen, the 
fifth in the church. 

1683 

66 March 8. Bur. newly born infant of Johannes Magielsz Vreeland. 

67 June 21. Bur. Maeckje Baltusen, da. of Baltus Barentsen, the 
sixth in church; eighteenth with pall; first with bell ringing. 

68 August 6. Bur. wi. of Mr. Willem Dougels, nineteenth with pall. 

69 October i. Bur. son of Gerrit Van Reenen, twentieth with pall. 

70 October 17. Bur. son of Jan Adansen, twenty-first with pall. 

71 December 28. Bur. Ide Comelisz Van de Voorst, at New York, 
with pall, of Bergen; twenty-second with pall. 

1684 

72 January 5. Bur. Evert Nolde, seventh in church; 23rd with 
pall. 

73 January 11. Bur. Carel Carelsz, Y. M., 24th with pall, at 
Bergen. 

74 May 29. Bur. both newly bom infants of Tonis Roelofs. 

75 June 7. Bur. ch. of Comelis Claesz, the eighth in the church. 

76 November 16. Bur. two ch. of Sjarel Mackleeyn, 25th with pall. 

77 November 29. Bur. ch. of Francoys De Smidt. 

78 December 2. Bur. Aertje Gerrits, wi. of Hermen Koerten, 26th 
with pall; ninth in the church, at Bergen. 

1685 

79 January 13. Newly bom infant of Francoys De Smidt. 

80 October 17. The son of Gerbrandt Claesz, tenth in church, 27th 
with pall. 



26 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

l68S NO. 

8 1 December 20. Anna Lubi, wi. of Matheus Comelisz, 28th with 
pall. (82 deaths.) 

1686 

82 May 4. Cateleyntje Koetere, wi. of Francoys De Smidt, 29th 
with pall. 

83 June 22. Son of Leysbeth Jacobs, wid. of Wybrant Abrahamse, 
living at New York, 30th with pall. 

84 September 23. Gerrit Dirckse Straetmaker, son of Jan Dirckse 
Straetmaker, at Bergen; 31st with pall. 

85 October I. Thomas Louwersz, son of Louwenis A Toers, at 
Bergen, 32nd with pall. 

86 October 10. Johannes, son of Lourus Arentse Toers, at Bergen, 
33 rd with pall. 

87 October 20. Francoys De Smidt at Bergen, 34th with pall. 

1687 

88 June 19. Douwe Hermense Talma, the eleventh in church, 35th 
with pall. 

1688 

89 April 26. Son of Jan Ariaansen Sip, twelfth in church, 36th 
with pall. 

90 July 8. Son of Baltus Barents Van Kleeck, named Pieter, at 
Bergen, 37th with pall. 

91 July 30. Sjarel Mackeleyn's son, at Bergen; 38th with pall. 

92 August 14. Da. of Gerrit Steynmets, the 13th in the church; 
39th with pall. 

93 August 15. Jacob Jansen Kleumpje, Y. M., having lived at 
Gemoenepa, with Andries Preyer; 40th with pall. 

94 August 30. Pieter Hessels from Bergen, 41st. with pall. 

95 October 5. Dierckje Meyers, wi. of Enoch Michiels Vreelant, 
the 14th in church; 42nd with pall. 

96 November 8. Vroutje Claes, wi. of Gerrit Steynmets, living at 
Ahasymes, 43 rd with pall. 



BERGEN Records 27 

NO. ggg 

97 November 9. Son of Jo Michelsz Vreelant, living at Ackquechge. 

98 November 24. Da. of Gerrit Steynmets, i6th in the church. 

99 November 30. Claes Jansen Kuyper, living at Ahasymus, the 
17th in church; 44th with pall. 

1689 
100 February 2. Da. of Matheus Cornelisen, at Bergen, 
loi August 25. Da. of Tonis Roelofs at Tappaen. 

102 September ii. Gerritje Comelis Van Nes, wi. of Jacob Lubi, 
living at Bergen. 

103 October ii. Arien Thomasen, living at Achquechnonk, 46th 
with pall; i8th in the church, at Bergen. 

104 November 9. Lysbeth Cornells, wid. of Jan Van Rossen, bur. by 
the deaconry; 47th with pall. 

105 November 26. Hermen Koerten, 19th in the church; 48th with 
pall. 

106 December 8. Son of Comelis Van Voorst, 20th in the church; 
49th with pall. 

1690 

107 March 31. Newly bom infant of Hertman Michiels Vreelant. 

108 May 6. Newly born infant of Johannes Jansen, at Achquech- 
nonk. 

109 May 9. Son of Thomas Cerven, smith at Bergen, 
no May 23. Hans, son of Matys Mulder, 50th with pall. 

111 July 22. Mary Karpis, wi. of Michel Diercks, son of Dirck 
Tonise and Jannitje Michiels Vreelant, 51st with pall. 

112 October 29. The ch. of Abraham Ackerman, at Bergen. 

113 October 31. Da. of Catryna Gerrits, wid. of Adriaan Post, 
52nd with pall. 

114 December 13. Willem Hendricks, son of Sophia Van Ackersloot 
(?) at Bergen, 53rd with pall. 



28 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

169I NO. 

115 January 17. Son of Matheus Cornelisen at Bergen. 

116 March 28. Benjamin Steynmetz, Y. M., at Bergen. 

117 April 16. Jan Seylder, having lived with Annetje Comelis, wid. 
of Claes Jansen, at Ahasymus; 55th with pall. 

118 May 15. Jannetje, da. of Matheus Comelisse; 56th with pall. 

119 May 17. Neeltje Ariaans Sip, wid. 57th with pall. 

120 June 7. Cornelis Matheusse, son of Matheus Comelisse^ at 
Bergen, 58th with pall. 

(From now on six guilders for an adult; for a ch. one-half as 
much.) This refers to the hire for the pall. 

121 June II. Jacob Lubi, living at Bergen, widr. of Gerritje Cor- 
nelis; 59th with pall. 



122 September 29. The da. of Abraham Mes . 

123 October 25. Dirck Fransz, who has been wrecked with his boat; 
60th with pall. 

1692 

124 January 15. Mr. Gerrit Gerr van Gilde, at Bergen; 21st 

in the church; 61 st with pall. 

125 January 15. Michiel Hertmans Vreelant, son of Hertman 
Michielsz Vreelant; 62nd with pall. 

126 January 28. Dierck Claesen Kuyper, son of the late Qaes 
Jansen Kuyper, at Bergen; 22nd in church; 63rd with pall. 

127 February 5. Joris Hendricks, son of Hendrick Jorisz; 23rd in 
the church; 64th with the pall. 

128 April 21. Newly born infant of Jacob Jacobsz. 

129 June 2. Aeltje Daniels, wi. of Jacob Jacobs Van Winckel; 65th 
with pall. 

1693 

130 March 26. Dierck Claesz Braeck, has lived at Gemonepa; 24th 
in church; 66th with pall. 

131 May 1 8. Reynier, son of Isacq Van Giesen. 



BERGEN Records 29 

NO. 1694 

132 January 24. Samuel Hendricks; 67th with pall. 

133 February 28. Hendrick Jansen Ralewyn, Y. M., at Bergen; 
68th with pall. 

134 May 26. Claes Arentse Toers' son, named Arend; 69th with 
pall. 

169s 

135 April II. The ch. of Catryn Jans, da. of Jan Lubbertsz, which 
ch. was bom dead in the earlier part of night on Tuesdays, 
April 9th. 

136 June 2. The da. of Gerrit Steynmets at Bergen; the 2Sth in ch. 

137 August 7. Gerrit Pietersen, son of the late Pieter Hesselsen at 
Bergen. The 70th with pall. 

138 September 12. Juriaan Tomasen. The 26th in the church; the 
71st with pall. 

1696 

139 January 24. The da. of Abraham Ackerman at Bergen. 

140 May 16. Cornelia Jans Ralewyn, wi. of Jan Willemsz Gesscher, 
at Bergen. 72nd with pall. 

141 September 7. Annetje Hermens wi. of Gerrit Gerritsen; 73 rd 
with pall. 27th in the church. 

142 September 28. Ysbrand Eldersen, widower of Neeltje, 74th 
with pall. 

143 October 2. Newly bom infant of Loums A. Toers, at Bergen. 



1697 

144 Febmary 28. Geurt Gerritse, at Bergen, 75th with pall. 

145 September 7. Son of Gerbrand Qaesen, named Gerbrand. 
76th with pall. 

146 September 22. Ariaantje Michielse Vreeland, Y. D. at Bergen. 
77th with pall. 

147 October 17. Fcytje Hertmans, wid. of Michiel Jansen Vreeland, 
at Bergen. 78th with pall. 



30 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

1697 NO. 

148 October 28. Willcmpje Waernaers at Constable's Hook, wi. of 
Hans Hermense. 79th with pall. 

149 November 20. Grietje Wessels, 2nd wi. of Enoch M. Vrecland, 
at Bergen. 80th with pall. 

1698 

150 March 2. Hielitje Aerts, wi. of Berte aesen, living at Pem- 

merepog. 28th in church. 8i8t with pall. 

151 June 9. Aeltje Jacobs, wi. of Poulus Douwesen, at Pemmercpoch, 
bur. at Constable's Hook. 82nd with pall. 

152 October. Hans Didericks, who died September 30th, Friday- 
noon, between 12 and i o'clock, at Bergen. 83rd with pall. 

153 October 17. Dierckje Cornelis, wi. of R. Van Giesen, voorleser, 
at Bergen. 84th with pall. 

154 October 22. Grietje Samuels, wi. of Hendrick Teunisen Hellingh. 
85 th with pall. 

155 November 16. Andries Preyers. 86th with pall. 

156 December 20. Annetje Hansen, wi. of Claes Hertmans Vreeland, 
at Constable's Hook. 87th with pall. 

157 December 24. Claes, son of Jan Claesen. 29th in the church. 
88th with pall. 

158 December 26. Son of William Day. Number of deaths 160, 

1699 

159 March 30. Jerimes , bur. at the expense of Jo. Steynmets. 

89th with pall. 

160 October 12. Cornelis Meyer, son of the late Jo. Meyer and 
Annetje Van Vorst. 30th in the church. 90th with pall. 

161 December 26. Da. of Wander Didericks, named Annetje. 9i8t 
with pall. 

1700 

162 February ii. Geesje Gerrits, wi. of Jan Straetmaker. 92nd 
with pall. 

163 February 12. Newly born infant of Uldrick Brouwer. 



BERGEN RECORDS 31 

NO. 

164 April 3. Son of Abel Reddenhars. 'OO 

165 October 26. Hans Hermensen, at Constable's Hook. 

166 November 11. Bertel Claesen. 3i8t in the church. 93 rd with 
pall. 

1 701 

167 February 18. Mosis Suxbery, who was killed, February 17th, by 
a tree in the cedar swamp; and bur. by order of Jan Gedi. 

168 July 22. * Rev. Selyns, at New York in the church, in front of 
the space set apart for baptism (doophuisje). He was bur. on 
Tuesday afternoon, and died in the Lord on Saturday afternoon, 
July 19th. 

169 August 17. Guert Koerten; 32nd in church. 94th with pall. 

1702 

170 March 5. Treyntje Maertens, wi. of Paulus Pietersen. 95th 
with pall. 

171 May 19. Tomas Fredericksen. 96th with pall. 

172 May 25. Arien, son of Frederick Tomasen. 97th with pall. 

173 June 7. Catheleyntje, da. of Claes A. Toers. 98th with pall. 

174 June 28. Anna Claes, da. of Claes Arentse Toers. 99th with pall. 

175 September 18. Joanna Steynmets, wid. of Andries Preyers, died 

at New York. looth with pall. 

176 December 10. Merritje Ariaense, wid. of Tomas Fredricksen. 
loist with pall. 

177 December 18. Poulus Pietersen, widower of Tryntje Martens. 
102nd with pall. 

1703 

178 March 26. Reynier, son of Isaac Van Giesen. 103rd with pall. 

179 April s. Arien Claesen, Y. M., bro. of Cap. Gerbrant Claesen. 
104th with palL 

180 April 6. Gerrit Gerritsen, widower of Annetje Hermens. The 
33rd m the church. losth with pall. 

181 June 19. Cap. Gerbrand Claesen, by his life. Captain of a com- 
pany of foot soldiers, at Bergen. io6th with pall. 



32 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

1703 NO. 

182 October 7. Geertniyt, da. of Robbcrt Sickds. 107th with pall. 

183 October 19. Feytje, da. of Abel Riddenhars. lo8th with pall. 

184 November 24. Hendrick, son of Abel Riddenhars. 



1704 

185 January 19. Newly bom son of Gerrit Jurijans. The 34th in the 
church. 

186 April 17. Jacob Van Giesen, drowned April 13, and fished up 
April 15. 109th with pall. 

187 August 30. Son of Rutger Van Hooren, living at Pemmerepoch. 
I loth with pall. 

188 September 21. Qaes Pietersen Cos, living at Gemonepa. 35th 
in the church, iiith with pall. 



170S 

189 January 30. Jacobus Croeger, Y. M. at Constable's Hook, by 
order of Mr. Andries Boskerck. 

190 February 3. Jan Arentse Van de Bilt at Bergen. 112th with 
pall. 

191 May 12. Matheus Comelisse Van N. Kerck, at Bergen. 113th 
with pall. 

192 July 9. Jan Clasen, from Tappaen, * at Ahasymus in his mother's 
house. 36th in church. 114th with pall. 

193 December 6. Steyntje Jans, wid. of Hendrick Tonisen Hdlingh. 
115th with pall. 

194 December 18. Hilletje Jans, wid. of Ide van de Voors, from 
Ahasymus. Ii6th with pall. 



1706 

195 April 8. Treyntje Brestede, wi. of Thomas Fransen, lived at 
Nlonachje Q> of Ackinsack, and bur. at Old Ackinsack.- 



BERGEN RECORDS 33 

NO. 1706 

196 September 25. Da. of Lea Sickels. 

197 October 22. Metje Jans, wi. of Jo Janse Van Blerekom, at 
Bergen. 117th with pall. 



1707 

198 January 18. Hertman Michielsen Vreelant at Bergen. iiSth 
with pall. 

199 January 18. Gysbert Pyper, Plumber, from Amsterdam, at 
Bergen, by order of Abel Reddenhars. 119th with pall. 

200 January 24. Lysbeth Gerrits, wid. of Guert Gerritsen, at Bergen, 
I20th with pall. 

201 May 15. Reynier Bastiaense Van Giesen, Voorlezer of Bergen, 
after having held the office for near 42 years. 121st with pall. 

202 September 4. The son of Claes Arentse Toers, at Bergen. 

203 September 7. Cornelia Hendrick, wi. of Isack Van Giesen 
122nd with pall. 

1708 

204 January 24. Son of Jacob Jacobse Van Winkel. 

205 March 12. Rachel Straetemaker, wi. of Daniel Van Winkel 
124th with pall. 

206 March 23. Da. of Cornelis Claesen, * at Ahasymus, in the house 
of Annetje Stoffels. 125th with pall. 

207 Aueust 14. Aagtje Vreeland, wi. of Roelof Helmigsen. 126th 
with pall. 

208 November 16. Ch. of Enoe Machielsen Vreland and Aagtje 
Van Hoom. 127th (with pall). 



1709 

209 March 20. * Johannis Stynmets and was bur. March 22, at 
Bergen on the common burial ground. 128th with pall. 

210 October 25. * the son of Abel Riddenhars, and bur. October 
27th on the common cemetery. 129th with pall. 



34 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

1710 NO. 

211 January 3. * youngest da. of Gerrit Gerritse by his wi. Nicsje 
Pieters, and was buried in the church (being the 36th that lies 
bur. in the church) on January 5th. 130th with pall. 

212 January 16. * da. of Pieter Van Boskerk, and bur. on his farm. 
I3i8t [with pall]. 

213 January 27. Bur. Machiel and Seitje Vreeland, children of 
Johannis Michielse Vreeland. 132nd with pall. 

214 January 31. Bur. in the church Hillegont, oldest da. of Cor- 
nelis Van Vorst and Feytje Gerrits. The 37th in the church. 
133rd with pall. 

215 May 19. * Esther de Vouw, wi. of Uldrick Brouwer. Bur. May 
2 1 St. 134th with pall. 

216 August 7. Was drowned and August nth bur. Andries Claas. 
Bur. on the Bergen Cemetery. 135th with pall. 

217 September 16. Bur. Sofia van Wykensloot, wid. of Jan Nak. 
136th with pall. 

218 September 30. Bur. in the church Aaltje da. of Gerrit Jurriansen 
and Beletje Dircks. 137th with pall. 



1711 

219 January 3. Bur. son of Matheus Demoth and Margrietje 
BlinkerhoflF. 138th [with pall]. 

220 April 19. Bur. ch. of Harpert Gerrebrantsen and Hillegont 
Marselis. 

221 April 21. Pryntie Machielsen Vreelant, wi. of Andries Claasen. 
139th with pall. 

222 September 4. * and Sept. 6 bur. Madelena, wi. of Jan Lubbertsen 
Van Blerkum. 140th with pall. 

223 September 20. * and Sept. 22 bur. at Constable's Hook, Jen- 
neken Van Boskerke Y. Woman. 

224 December 15. Bur. on the island Sychakes, old man Eduard 
Earle being in his 84th year. X4ist with pall. 



BERGEN RECORDS 35 

NO. 171a 

225 January 1 1. Bur. ch. of Uldrick Brouwer and Adriaantje Pieters. 



1713 

226 June 26. * and bur. the 29th at Bergen, Johannis Machielsen 
Vreeland. 

1714 

227 Bur. Marretje, wid. of Cap. Gerrebrand Claasen. 

1716 

228 May 8. * and bur. the nth, Catharina Hopper, wi. of Fredrick 
Thomassen. 

1724 

229 October 10. * and bur. the loth Qaas Arentse Toers. 



172s 

230 July 12. * and bur. the 14th, Annatje Stoffels, wid. of Claas 
Jansen Kuyper. 

1724 

231 November 20. * and bur. the 22nd, Jacob Jacobsen Van Winkel. 

1727? (May be 1717; much blurred) 

232 August. Bur. Enoe MachieUe Vreeland. In the month of May 
in uie same year, the wife of G>melis Michielse died also. 



1728 

233 February. Bur. at Bergen Elisabeth Gerrits, wid. of Pieter 
Hesselsen. 

234 Same year. Bur. Joh. Pouwels. 



1729 

235 August 12. * and August 14 bur. Capt. Jan Sip. 

236 August 14. * and bur. Jan Arensen Toers. 



36 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

1729 NO. 

237 October 7. * and Oct. 9 bur. Helmig Roelofsen Van Houten. 

238 November 13. * and Nov. 15 bur. Nicolaes Arentsen Toers, 
Y.M. 

239 December 27. * and bur. the 29th Robbert Sickels. 



1730 

240 January 12. * and bur. the I4thy da. of Johannis and Qaasje 
Sickels. 

241 April 21. * and bur. the 23rd, son of Casparis Preyer and 
Saartje Andriessen. 

242 October 29. * and bur. November ist, da. of Pieter Marcelissen 
and Jenneke Preyer. 

243 November 4. * and bur. the 5th, ch. of Hendrick Vander Oef 
and Eva Slot. 

244 November 19. * and bur. the 22nd) Gerrit Stymets, having 
lived at Ahasymus, and has been bur. on the Bergen Cem^. 

24s November 24. * at sunrise, and bur. November 27th, son of 
Michiel Comelissen Vreeland and his wife Jen — ? 



173 1 

246 October 27. * at midnight and bur. the 29th Geertniy Sikkels, 
wi. of Hendrik Sikkels; aged 44 years. 

247 October 23. bur. newly born infant of Pieter and Jenneken 
Marcelis. 

248 November 3. bur. son of Pieter Post by his wife Catryntje. 

249 November 28. bur. newly born infant of Zacharias Sikkels by 
his wife Adriaantje. 

250 December 2. * and bur. the 4thy Arjaantje Hartmanse Vreeland, 
wi. of Zacharias Sikkels. 

1732 

251 January 3. Bur. ch. of Jurriaan Gerritsen and Grietje Diederikx. 

252 February 7. Bur. ch. of Michiel Hartmansen Vreeland, and 
Elisabeth Gerrits. 



BERGEN RECORDS 37 

NO. 173* 

253 February 13. bur. ch. of Margen Smith and Catlyntje Tades. 

254 February 15. bur. ch. of A. Toers and Annetje Spier. 
25s March 6. * and bur. the 7th, Jacob Enogsen Vreeland. 

256 March 30. bur. son of Pieter Post, named Samuel. 

257 July 15. bur. at Ojnstable's Hook, ch. of Pieter Macale, and 
Marytje Andries. 

258 August 13. * and bur. the 15th Wander Diderikx, elder of the 
Ret. Church at Bergen. 

259 September 20. * and bur. the 22nd the wid. of Jacob Jacobsen 
Van Winkel. 

260 October 9. * and bur. the nth, Gerrit Gerritsen Van Waagening. 

261 October 22. * da. of Dirck and Jannetje Fredricksen Cadmus 
at Pemmerepoch, old about 13 months and named Catryntje. 
Bur. the 24th at Constables Hook. 

262 November 8. * and November loth bur. at the Bergen Cem'^. a 
son of Mr. Johannes Cavelier by his wife Cathelyntje. 

263 December 26. * and bur. the 27th, the 2nd son of Juriaan Ger- 
ritsen by his wife Gerretje Diderikx. 



1733 

264 April 10. bur. at Constables Hook, A. Boskerck. 

265 April 29. * and bur. May 2nd, Johannes Pietersen. 

266 May 6. bur. Jan Hendriksen, son-in-law of Casper Preyers. 



1734 

267 February 3. * and bur. the 5th, Catryntje Beekman, wi. of 
Pieter Post. 

268 March 13. bur. Johannis Sikkels. * the nth. 

269 May 19. * Feytje Gerrits Van Wagening, wi. of Cornelis Van 
Vorst. Bur. the 2i8t. 



38 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

I73S NO. 

270 March 19. Bur. ch. of P. Stuy^esant and Pryntje Preyer. 

271 March 23. Bur. ch. of Morgen Smit and Catje Tades. 

272 April 8. Bur. Catharina Andriessen, Y. D. 



1736 

273 May 10. Bur. son of Lourens Van Boskerk and his wife Feytje 
Vrecland. 

274 June 25. Bur. ch. of Hendrick Sikels and his wife Sara Ackerman. 

275 July 17. Bur. ch. of Abraham Dideryck and his wi. Geertruy 
Bon. 

276 August 22. Bur. Geertruy Van Winkel, wi. of Johannis Die- 
deryck. 

277 August 26. Bur. Benjamin, son of Enoch Vreelant. 

278 November 7. Bur. wi. of Pieter Van Boskerk at Constable's 
Hook. 

1737 

279 July 8. Bur. Marte Winnig. 

280 July 15. Bur. Antje Pieterse. 



1738 

281 June 15. * Neeltje Van Vechten, wi. of Rut Van Horn. Bur. 
the 181I1. 

282 July 29. * Pieter Van Boskerk. Bur. August ist at Constable's 
Hook. 

283 August 24. Bur. Gerrit Van Wagenen, son of Johannis Van 
Wagenen. 

284 September 20. Bur. son of Jons Vrelant and wife Annetje Van 
Wagenen. 

285 October I. The 2nd son of Jons Vreelant and his wife Annetje 
Van Wagenen. 



BERGEN RECORDS 39 

NO. 1738 

286 October 2. Son of Hendrick Vander Hoef and his wife Eva Slot. 

287 November 22, Joseph, son of Hendrik Van Winkel, the first on 
the new Cem^. 

1739 

288 July 29. Jurjan Gerritz. 

1740 

289 September 16. Son of G>rneli8 Juryansen and his wi. Altje Van 
Winckel. 

290 December 10. Johannes, son of Mathys Demoth. * the 8th. 



1741 

291 May 17. Rut Van Hoorn. * May isth. 

292 July 4. Zara Kuyper, wi. of Johannis Jurrianze. * July 2nd. 

293 October 18. Jacob, son of Casparus Preyer. * October iSth. 

1742 

294 May 10. Barend Spier. * May 8th. 

295 December 12. Jacomina Toers. * December loth. 

1743 

296 February 21. Katje Tades, wi. of Margon Smith — with pall. 

297 March 7, Ch. of Hendrick V. der Hoef. 

1744 

298 April II. Gesie, da. of Mathys Demoth, on the old cem^ 

299 September. Pietertje Van Vorst, wi. of Marcelis Pieterse. 

300 November 13. Winckel, wi. of Jacob Diedericks. * No- 
vember II. 



40 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

I74S NO. 

301 May 21. Belytje Dircks, wi. of Gerrit Jurrianzcn. * May 20th, 

302 November 10. Fredrik Cadmus. * November 8th. 



1746 

303 May 15. Aaltje Jurrianzen. * May 13th. 

304 June 16. Jacob Diederikz. * June 14th. 

305 July 5. Johannes Spier, at G>nstable'8 Hook. * July 2nd. 

306 August 8. Annetje, da. of Pieter Marcelusz. * August 6th. 

307 September 19. Rutger Kadmus at Tappan. * September 17th. 

308 October i. Johan, son of Derk Kadmus. * September 28th. 

309 October 7. Derk, father of Johan Kadmus, aforementioned. 
* Oct. s. 

310 October 13. (Name obliterated) on the new Cem^. * October 
nth. 

1747 

311 January 18. Catriena Mathewese. * January 16. 

312 January 22. Hendrik Vander Hoef. * January 20th. 

313 July 20. Helmich Van Wagenen. * July 19th. 

314 August 23. David Karmiegel. * August 22nd. 

315 October 14. Ch. of Jan De With, on new Cem''. 

316 October 26. Marcelis Pieterse, •October 23, aged 91 years 

317 November 29. Ch. of Joris Vreland. * November 27th. 

1748 

318 March 31. Klaasie Vreeland. * March 29th. 

319 April 5. Elyas Vreland. * April 2nd. 

320 April 9, Rachel Spier. * April 7th. 



BERGEN RECORDS 



41 



NO. 1748 

321 April 29. Catiyna Pier. * April 27th. 

322 May 8. Johannes De Logransie at Constable's Hook. * May 
6th. 

323 August 23. Michiel Andriz. * August 22nd. 

324 September 5. Gerrit Jurrianzen. * September 4th. 



1749 

325 August 12. Catlyntje, da. of Jacob V. Wagenen and his wife 
Jennetje Van Houte. * August nth. 

326 August 23. Son of Abraham Sickkels. 

327 September 9. Catiyna, da. of Geertruy Spier. * September 8th. 

328 September 10. Belitje, da. of Margrietje Jurrijanse. * Sep- 
tember 8. 

329 October i. Son of Paulus N. Kerck. * September 29th. 

330 October 5. Cornells, son of Helmich Van Wagenen. * October 
4th. 

331 October 10. Judick, wi. of Gerrit Roos. * October 8th. 

332 October 20. Da. of Martje Van Wagenen. * October 19th. 

333 November 27. Ch. of Johannis Fryer. * November 26th. 

1750 

334 January 28. Antje Ziph, wi. of Ide Ziph. * January 25th. 

335 May 21. Helena, wi. of Jan Van Hoorn. * May 19th. 



1751 

336 January 29. Gerrit, son of Joris Vreland. * January 26th. 

337 September 14. Catharina, wi. of Gerrit N. Kerk. * September 
12 — 1st with new pall. 



42 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

1752 NO. 

338 March 18. First ch. of Andries Pryer, and wi. Gcertruy Sickels. 

* March 17th. 

339 October 10. Son of Joris Kadmu8. * October 9th. 

340 October 20. Son of Pieter Van Benthuysen, aged 13}^ years. 
The second with the new pall. * October i8th. 

341 November 17. Ch. of Johannis Pryer. * November 15th. 

342 December 15. Louwrens Van Boskerk, bur. at Constable's 
Hook. The 3rd with the new pall. * December 13th. 

343 December 28. Da. of Thomas Broun, at Constable's Hook. 
*Dec. 26th. 

I7S3 

344 January 13. Frederik Kadmus, Y. M. * January 12th. 

345 January 25. Aaltje Diederikx. * January 23rd. 

346 January 27. Johannis, son of Johannis Vreland. * January 25th. 

347 February 3. Metje, wi. of Johannis De la Grancie. * February 
1st. 

348 February 5. Cornelis Van Boskerk, at Constable's Hook. 

* Feb. 4th. 

349 February 17. John Schofield, Y. M. from Connecticut. * Feb. 
i6th. 

350 April 28. Ch. of Jan York. * April 27th. 

351 May 16. Margrietje, da. of Jan Van Hoom. * May 14th. 

352 May 20. Son of Levinus Winne. * May 19th. 

353 J^^ly ^^' Tryntje, wi. of Myndert Gerbrants. * July 21st. 

354 October 22. J. da. of Nicolas Van Dam. * October 20th.* 

355 October 30. Son of Nicolas Van Dam. * October 28th.* 

356 November 9. Jacob, son of Nicolas Van Dam. * November 

7th.i 



^Bur. all at Consuble's Hook. 



BBRGBN RECORDS 



43 



NO. I7S4 

357 February 15. Geerfruy Sickels. * February 13th. 

358 May 4. Samuel Van Winkel. * May 2nd. 

3 59 J^'y ^9« K.l*a8 Andriese, on the old cem^. * July 27th. 

360 September 20. Margrieta Van Winckel, wi. of Johannis Jurijans. 

* September i8th. 

361 September 21. Newly bom infant of Joris Vreland. * Sep- 
tember 19th. 

362 November 25. Johannis, son of Geertruy Spier. * November 
24th. 

363 December 5. Da. of Hendrick Fielden. * December 4th. 

364 December 15. Margrieta Blinkerhoff, wi. of Mathys Demoth. 

* December 12th. 

365 December 24. Aaltje Van Wagenen, wi. of Wander . * Dec. 

22. 



^75S 

366 February 28. Casper Pryer. * February 26th. 

367 August 15. Newly bom infant of Comelis Jurrijansen. • Aug. 
14- 

368 November 27. Newly bom infant of Johannis Van Wagenen. 

* Nov. 25. 

1756 

369 March 18. Hendrick Cuyper. * March i6th. 

370 March 20. Mathys Demoth. * March i8th. Bur. on old 
cem'. 

371 October 2. Antje Waldron. * September 30th. 

372 October 8. Johannis Gerritz Van Wagenen. * October 6th. 

373 October 21. Sophia Van Boskerck. * October 19th. Bur. at 
Q)nstable Hook. 

D 



44 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

I7S7 NO. 

374 January 4. Newly-born infant of Jan Van Horn. * January 
3rd. 

375 January 12. Daniel Van Winkel, with the pall. * January loth. 

376 March 13. Lea Nieuwkerck, wi. of Comelis van N. Kerck. 
*March nth. 

377 June 20. Da. of Jacobus Smith. * June 19th. 

378 August 25. G>rnelis Kiersted. * August 23rd. 

379 October 2. James With? * September 30th. 

380 November 24. Ch. of Helmich Van Houten. * November 23rd. 

381 December 14. Jan Van Hoorn. * December 12th. 

1758 

382 January 15. Annetje Jackson, on Sunday in the Church, in the 
space set apart for baptisms (doophuisje). * January 13 th about 
8 o'clock A. M. on Friday, aged 49 years. 

383 March 17. Ch. of Joris Kadmus. * March i6th. 

384 September 14. Newly bom infant of Richard Richardson. 
* Sept. 13. 

I7S9 

385 March 13. Rachel Boskerck, wi. of Barent Van Hoorn, at 
Constable's Hook. * March nth. 

386 April 4. Newly bom infant of Marcelis Marcelisse. * April 2nd. 

387 April 24. Geertruy Vliercboom, at Constable's Hook. * April 
22nd. 

388 September 20. Catrina Van Nukerck, Y. D. * September i8th. 

389 September 27. Catlyntje Siph, wi. of Claas Vreeland. * Sept. 
2Sth. 

1760 

390 May 18. Theunis Gerbrantz, Y. M. * May 15th. 

391 May 29. Jannetje Kadmus. * May 27th. 

392 December 7. Cornells Van Vorst, with pall. * December 5th. 



BERGEN RECORDS 

NO. 1761 

393 February i. Newly born infant of Marcelis Marcelisse. * Jan. 
30th, 

394 February 4. Jan Rol, at Constable's Hook. * February 2nd. 

395 February 23. Aagtje Blinkerhof. * February 20. 

396 March 24. Newly bom infant of Helmich Van Houten. 
* March 22nd. 

397 October 8. Cornells Van Vorst, son of Johannis Van Vorst, at 
Bergen. * October 7th. 

398 October 17. Da. of Joseph Walderom. * October 15th. 



1762 

399 February 28. Ide Sip. * February 26th. 

400 August 26. Andries Boskerk, at Constable's Hook. * August 
2Sth. 

401 September 13. Jannetje Winne. * September nth. 



1763 

402 February 7. Poulus Nieuwkerck. * February 5th. 

403 March i. Newly bom infant of Barend Van Hoora, at Const. 
Hook. * Febmary 28th. 

404 March 7. Johannis, son of Daniel Solder. * March 5th. 

405 June 24. Preyntie, wi. of Pieter Stuyiresant. * June 22nd. 

406 July 4. Antie, da. of Comelis Sip. * July 3rd. 

407 September 12. Son of Harmanis Veeder, named Comelis. 
* Sept. loth. 

408 September 30. Johannis Preyer. * September 28th. 



THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 
1764 NO. 

409 September 3. Son of Willem Haekki. * September ist. 

410 September 4. Son of Cornelia Sip. * September 2nd. 

411 September 8. Da. of . * September 6th. 

1765 

412 October 29. Ide, son of Lavynes Winne. * October 27th. 

413 November 30. Newly bom son of Jacob Van Winkel. * Novem- 
ber 28. 

1766 

414 April 8. Machiel Hartmanse Vreeland. * April 6th. 

415 September 15. Wid. of Johannis Evers, named Barbara. * Sept. 
13- 

416 November 14. Jannetje Vreeland, wi. of Joris Cadmus. * Nov. 
1 2th. 

1767 

417 January 5. Jakobus Boskerk, at Constable's Hook. "^ January 
3rd. 

418 April 26. Son of Dom. Willem Jackson. * April 25th. 

419 May 30. Hendrick Van Winckel. * May 28th. 

420 June 13. Da. of Joseph Walderon, named Geertruy. ♦ June 
nth. 

421 July 6. Lourens, son of Tammes Brouyn; at Constable's Hook. 
* July 4th. 

422 July 18. Dirk, son of Joris Cadmus. * July i6th. 

423 July 26. Newly bom child of Marte Dyell. * July 24th. 

424 August 14. Comelis, son of Comelis Van Reypen. * August 



AUgUi 

13th. 



425 September 4. Jacob, son of Harmanis Veeder. * September 
2nd. 



BERGEN RECORDS 



47 



NO. 1767 

426 August 6. Eva, da. of Tammes Daden. * August 5th. 

427 ? * Annatie, da. of Dom. Willem Jackson. * September 30th. 

428 November 20. Elisabeth, wi. of Machiel H. Vreeland. * Nov. 
1 8th. 

429 December 18. Catlyntje, wi. of Barend Spier, at Constable's 
Hook. * December i6th aged 91 (.?) years. 



1768 

430 February 14. Newly born infant of Joseph Walderom and 
Antie Dideriz (born February loth.) 

431 December 20. Johannis Van Houte. * December i8th. 



1769 

432 April 14. Jannetje Van Winkel. * April 12th. 

1770 

433 January 8. Abraham Callerd. * January 6th. 

434 April 3. Pieter Marscelusse. * April ist. 

435 August II. Pieter Stuyvesant. * August loth. 

436 September 3. Cornells Blinkerhoff, aged 97 years, 3 m. 24 d. 

* September ist. 

437 September 28. Son of Pieter Boskerk, at Const. Hook. * Sep- 
tember 26th. 

1771 

438 January 10. Son of Cornells BlinkerhofiF, named Hendrik. 

♦ Jan. 8th. 

439 January 18. Cornells Van Reype. * January 17th. 

440 June 3. Aeltie Diderii, wi. of Johannis Winne. * June 2nd. 

441 November 4. Twins (a son and a daughter) of Daniel Van 
Winkel by his wife Aeltie Van Reype. * both Nov. 3rd; born 
Oct. 28th. 



48 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

1771 NO. 

442 November 28. Jannetje, wi. of G>meli8 Gerbrantse. * No- 
vember 26th. 

443 December 8. Polly Ward, wi. of David Cembel. * December 
6th. 

1772 

444 January 18. Ferdinandus Vrielinghuyse, son of Dom. Willem 
Jackson. * January 17th. 

445 April 3. Jannetje, wid. of Hendrick Kuyper. * April I8t. 

446 May 24. Ide, son of Comelis Sip. * May 23 rd. 

447 May 26. Marte, son of Robbert Sickels. * May 24th. 

448 September 4. Machiel, son of Joris Kadmus. * September 3rd. 

449 September 5. Zacharias, son of Andries Pryer. * September 



oept 
4th. 



450 September 17. Newly bom infant of Jacob Van Winkel and his 
wife Rachel Kammegaer. * September i6th. 

451 September 19. Rachel, wi. of Jacob Van Winkel. * September 
1 8th. 

452 October 30. Jannetje, wi. of Comelis Gerbrantse. * October 
28th. 

453 November 2. Poulus, son of Jacob NieuwkerL * November 
1st. 

454 November 5. Johannis Diderix. * November 3rd. 

455 December 1 1 . Comelis, son of Hartman Blinkerhof . * December 
9th. 

1773 

456 July 12. Marregriet, da. of Johannis Diderix. * July nth, 

457 October II. Qaasje, da. of Comelis Van Vorst. * October 9th. 



1774 

458 January 8. Maragrietje Lagrancie; wid. of Jacobus Boskerck; 
at Constable^s Hook. * January 6th. 



BERGEN RECORDS 49 

NO. 

459 January 11. Geertniy Boskerk; wi. of Pieter Korsen, at Q>n- 1774 
stable's Hook. * January loth. 

460 February 15. Jenneke Stuyvesant, wi. of Hendrick Sickels. 
* February 13 th. 

461 February 23. Cornells Gerbrantse. * February 20th. 

462 February 28. Sara, da. of Casparus Stuyvesant. * February 
26th. 

463 March 17. Helena Vreelant, wid. of Johannis Van Houte. 
♦March isth. 

464 May 24. Maaike, wi. of Abel De Graw. * May 23 rd. 

465 July 31. Aegje, da. of Johannis Dideriz, by his wife Antie Van 
Wagene. * July 30th. 

466 August 27. Sara, wid. of Casparis Pryer. * August 25th. 

467 September 28. Eva, da. of Dom. Willem Jackson by his wife 
Annatie Vrielinghuyse. * September 27th. 



177s 

468 January 28. Joseph, son of Jacob Van Winkel by his wife Rachel 
iCammegaer. * January 27th. 

469 April 16. Jacob Van Hooren at Constable's Hook. * April 14th. 

470 May 7. Daniel Solders . * May 6th. 

471 May ID. Annatie, oldest da. of Daniel Solders by his wife 
Jacomyntje Toers. * May 9th. 

472 May II. Sara, 2nd daughter of Daniel Solders by his wife 
Jacomyntje Toers. * May loth. 

473 May 15. Pryntje, da. of Egbert Post, by his wife Sara Stuyves- 
ant. * May I4tn. 

474 June 5* At Constable's Hook, Margrietje, wid. of Andries Bos- 
kerck. * June 3rd. 

475 . Zacharyas, son of Robbert Sickels, bur. August 20. 

* August 1 8th. 



50 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

I77S NO. 

476 September 25. Jacop Van Wagenen. * September 23 rd. 

477 October 2. Gerrit Sip. * October ist. 

478 October 19. Ariaantje, da. of Robert Sickels. * October 18. 

479 October 28. Catleyntie Van Wagenen, wi. of Gerret Van Reype. 
• October 27th. 

480 December 8. Q)meli8 Diderix. * December 6th. 

481 December 20. Lea, wid. of Jacob Van Wagene. * December 
19th. 

1776 

482 January i. Daniel, son of Johannis Buys. * December 31, 1775. 

483 May 4. Lea Slot, wi. of Jacob Brouwer. * May 3rd. 

484 July 26. Lena, da. of Jacob Nieuwkerk. * July 25th. 

485 July 27. Margrietje, da. of Gerrit Van Reype. * July 26th. 

486 July 28. Cornelia, son of John Van Hoom. • July 27th. 

487 August 3. Lea, da. of Jacob Van Winkel. * August 2nd. 

488 August 4. Neeltie, da. of G>melis Gerbrantse. * August 3rd. 

489 August 4. Zacharias, son of Daniel Sickels. * August 3 rd. 

490 August I. Marytje, da. of Jacob Nieuker. * August ist. 

491 August 12. Aeltie, da. of Seel Marcelus. * August loth. 

492 August 14. Zacharias Sickels. * August 13th. 

493 August i6. John, son of Jacob Vander Bilt. * August 15th. 

494 August 18. Joris, son of Jannetje Jansen. * August 17th. 

495 August 25. Johannes Van Reype. * August 24th. 

496 August 4. Newly-born infant of Jacob Van Wagenen, and his 
wife Aegje Blinkerhof. * August 3rd. 

497 August 27. Poulus, son of Jacob Nieukerk. * August 27th. 



BERGEN RECORDS 51 

NO. 1776 

498 August 30. Betsie, da. of Abraham Van Waert. * August 
29^1. 

1777 

499 January 12. Albert, son of Dirk Lesier. * January 10. 

500 January 13. Dirk Van Reypc. * January nth. 

501 January 22. Hendrik Sickels. * January 20th. 

502 March 7. John, son of Pietcr Stuyvesant. * March 6th. 

503 September 4. Hendrik, son of Gerrit Vanderhoef. * September 
3rd. 

504 June 8. Geertruy Bon, wi. of Abraham Dideriz. * June 7th. 

505 June 14. Tim Luwis. * June 13th. 

506 March 14. Marretje, wi. of Abraham Preyer. * March 12th. 

507 June II. Hester, wid. of Johannes Dideriz. * June 9th. 

508 August 7. Rachel, da. of Jacob Van Hooren. * August 6th. 

509 September 8. Catlyntie, wid. of Johannes Van Wagenen. 
•September 6th. 

510 December 4. Jannetje, da. of John Van Hoom, by his wi. Beletje 
Van Reype. * December 3rd. 

1778 

511 February 9. Helmig, son of Hendrik Dreemus. * February 7th. 

512 March 21. Annatie, da. of Jacob Van Wagene, by his wi. Aegje 
Vreeland. * March 20th. 

513 June 26. Elisabeth, da. of Walter Kleyndinni. * June 25th. 

514 October 28. Willem Broeks. * October 27th. 

515 November 8. Lea, da. of Jacobus Brouwer. * November 7th. 

516 December 4. John, son of Tomis Swoords. * December 3rd. 

517 December 23. Kobis Smith. * December 21st. 



52 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

1778 NO. 

518 October 3. Rachel, wi. of Zacharias Sickels. * October I8t« 

519 October 8. Hester Van Duesen. * October 7th. 



1779 

520 January 12. Antie, da. of Hendrik Luttye. * January loth. 

521 February 9. Aeltie, da. of Johannis Diderix. * February 7th. 

522 May 2. Robbert, son of Dom. Willem Jackson. * May ist. 

523 September 12. Gerrit Roos. * September loth. 

524 September 15. Annatie, wid. of Patrick Jackson. * September 
13th. 

525 September 19. Arent Toers. *. September 17th. 

526 September 19. Catrintie, da. of Gerrit Nieukerk. * Sept. 17th. 

527 September 21. Ned, son of Casparus Stuyiresant. * September 
20th. 

528 September 30. Keetje Bokkenove. * September 29th. 

529 October 5. Henri Fielden. * October 3rd. 

530 October 5. Jenneke, wid. of Picter Marselus. * October 3rd. 

531 October 6. Jannitje, da. of Gerrit Nieukerk. * October 4th. 

532 October 15. Joseph Walderon. * October 14th. 

533 October 24. Barend Van Hoom, at Constable's Hook. * 
October 22nd. 

534 November 9. Jacobus Brouer. * November 7th. 

535 November 12. Ch. of Barend Nieukerk, named Jannetje. 
* November loth. 

536 December 5. James, son of James Berret. * December 3rd. 

537 November 17. Machiel Demot. * November i6th. 



BERGEN RECORDS 53 

NO. 1780 

538 June 23. Catrientie Stuyvesant, wi. of Jacob Van Hooren. 
* June 2i8t. 

539 September 20. Antje Diderix, wi. of Johannis Vreeland. * Sep- 
tember 19th. 

540 October 2. Johannes, son of Gerrit Roos. * September 30th. 

541 October 27. Johannis, son of Johannis Everse. * October 26th. 

542 November 9. Comelis, son of Egbert Post. * November 8th. 



1781 

543 March 27. Eva, wid. of Barend Van Hooren. * March 25th. 
Bun at the Hook. 

544 March 29. Jennie, wi. of Hendrik Sickels at the Hook. * March 
28. 

545 April 4. Joris Kadmus. * April 2nd^ 

546 May 6. Meyndert Gerbrantse. * May 5th. 

547 May 9. Newly bom infant of Johannes Vreeland, by his wife 
Keetje Hoogland. * May 8th. 

548 June I. Margrietje, da. of Gerrit Van Reype, by his wife 
Catrientj e. • May 3 1 st. 

549 July 20. Styntie Eysdstyn, wi. of Johannis Everse. * July 19th. 

550 September 7. John Bon. * September 6th. 

551 September 8. Annatie, wid. of Arend Toers. * September 7th. 

552 September 11. Cornells Nieukerk. * September loth. 

553 October 3. Antje, da. of Daniel Dideriz. * October 2nd. 

554 November 21. Fredrick Sickels. * November 19th. 



1782 

555 March 2. Annatie Van Wagenen, wi. of Joris Vreeland. * Feb. 
28th. 



^ • -^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 















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54 



THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 



1782 NO. 

556 June 30. Antie Roos, wid. of Cornells Dideriz. * June 29th. 

557 November 2. Tammes Brouyn, at N. York. * October 3 ist. 



1783 

558 January 20. Sara Van Woert. * January i8th. 

559 January 29. Jacob Van Wagene. * January 27th. 

560 February 13. Johannis Vreeland. * February nth. 

561 April 8. Barendy son of Barend Everse. * April 7th. 

562 April 23. Sara, 2nd. wi. of Hendrick Sickels. * April 22nd. 

563 July 22. Jannetje, wid. of Johannis Van Reype. * July 21st. 

564 December 15 th. Geertruy, wi. of Andries Preyer. * December 
14th. 

1784 

565 February 10. Gerrit Vreeland. * February 8th. 

566 June 2. Billy Jackson. * May 31st. 

567 September 28. Johannes Sickels. * September 26th. 

568 October 15. Jannetje, wi. of Gerrit Van Reype. * October 13th. 

1785 

569 April 25. Gerrit Nieukerk. * April 23rd. 

570 December 27, 1783 (?) Petrus Vander Hoef. * December 25th. 

1786 

571 May 28. Da. of Johannes Everse. * May 26th. 

572 February 5. Da. of Abraham Preyer, named Arriaentie. * Feb. 
3rd. 

573 October 11. John Van Hoom. • October loth. 

574 June 24. Elisabeth da. of John Marcelus. * June 23 rd. 



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BBRGBN RECORDS 

NO. 1786 

575 November 8. Joris, son of Gerrit Vreeland. * November 7th. 

576 November 15. Annatie, da. of Gerrit Vreeland. * November 
14th. 

577 November 7. Aeltie, da. of Walter Klyndinni. * November 6th. 

578 September 19. Walter, son of Abraham Van Winkel. * Sep- 
tember 1 8th. 

579 December 21. Katy Baelden, wi. of John Sippe. * December 
19th. 

580 December 30. Gerrebrand, son of Cornells Gerbrants. * Dec. 
29th. 

1783 (?) 

581 May 6. Blinkerhof, wi. of Koobus BoogerL * May 3rd. 



1787 

582 March 23. Klaasje Blinkerhof, wid. of Gerrit Kroese. * March 
21st. 

583 April 25. Susanna Westervelt, wi. of Jacob Van Winkd. * 
April 23. 

584 June 27. Pieter Roos. • June 26th. 



1788 

585 March 9. Barend, son of Barend Evers. * March 7th. 

586 March 6. Klaasje Demot, wid. of G>melis Van Vorst. * March 
4th. 

587 April 10. Elisabeth Vreeland, wi. of Cornelis Van Reype. 
♦ April 8. 

588 October 29. Claesje Winne, wid. of Machiel Demot. * Octo- 
ber 27th. 

589 September 23. Adriaen Post. * September 22nd. 

590 September 9. Andries, son of Hartman Preyer. * December 8th. 

591 July 28. Abraham Spier. * July 27th. 

592 December 6. Jenneke Sip, wi. of Cornelis Vreeland. * Decem- 
ber 5th. 

593 December 18. Jacob Van Winkel. * December 17th. 



REGISTER OF THE MEMBERS 

BELONGING TO THE CHURCH OF BERGEN 

A. D. 1664 

MALE PERSONS 

HO. 1664 

594 NicolacB Verleth Deceased 

595 Tieleman van Vleck " 

596 Adolf Hardenbroeck Dismissed 

597 Reynier van C^esen 

598 Douwen Hermanszen 

599 Engelberth Steenhuyse Deceased 

600 Band Loth Dismissed 

601 Wggert Reynierszen Deceased 

602 Hans Diedericksze 

FEMALE PERSONS 

603 Anna Stuyvesants Dismissed 

604 Magdaleen van Vleck * 
60s Marritje Hardenbroeck * 

606 Dirckje Comelis 

607 Dirckje Theunis 

608 Jaonetje Steymits Deceased 

609 Anna Claes " 

610 Ariaentje WaUngs * 

611 Lysbeth Direi * 

612 Geertie Hendricx 

613 Marritie Adriaens, wife of 

614 Thomas Fredrickszen 

615 Grietje Jacobs 



58 



THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 



1664 NO. 






616 


Tryntie Cornelis 


Dimissed 


617 


Lysbeth Cornelis 


a 


618 


Feytie Hertmans 




619 


Tryntie Jacobs 


Deceased 


620 


Annetje Cornelis 




621 


Hilletie Jans 

A. D. 1665 
The I8t of April 




622 


Pieter Janszen 


Dismissed 


623 


Grietie Jacobs 

The I8t of May 


• 


624 


Jan Schouten ) 
Sara Schouten ) 


u 


625 






The 30th of December 




626 


Jan Dirckszen Straetmaeckcr 




627 


Geurt Dirckszen 


a 


628 


Elias Michielszen 




629 


Jan Evertszen Kersenboom 


a 


630 


Annetje Hermans 




631 


Tryntie Michiels 


a 


632 


Geesje Gerrits 

A. D. 1666 
The 24th of April 




633 


Carel Carelszen 


Deceased 


634 


Gerrit Corneliszen 


Dismissed 


63s 


Geertruydt Luby 


Deceased 


636 


Marritje Jacobs 




637 


Chieltje Cornelis 

The 8th of May 


Dismissed 


638 


Balthazar Bayard 


« 


639 


Marritje Loockermans 

The 13th of November 


a 


640 


Received by D° S. Megapolensis 




641 


Thomas Fredrickszen 




642 


Isaac van Vleck 


a 


643 


Claes Ariaenszen Sip 


u 


644 


Maria Stammer 





BERGEN RECORDS 



59 



NO. 



64s 
646 

647 

648 

649 
650 

652 
654 



6SS 
656 

657 



A, D. 1667 
The 1 2th of April 

Received by D** John Megapolensis 
Jan Willemszen Loosdrecht 
Joost Van der Linden 
Annetje Hendricks 

The 20th of May 

Hendrick Van der Water 

Grietie Vermeulen 

By certificate from D** John Polhemius 

Jan Elting ) 

Tryntie Jane ) 

The 29th of same 

Ide Com Van der Vorst 

The 3i8tof July 

Received by D® John Megapolensis 
Claes Arentszen Toers 
Catharina Bayard 



1667 



The 3rd of November 



658 Isaac Matthyszen 

659 Ryckje Hermans 



660 Arie Andrieszen 

661 Elizabeth Gerrits 

662 Belitie Hendricks 



A. D. 1668 
The 8th of July 



The 2 1 St of November 



Deceased 
Dismissed 



Deceased 



Dismissed 



Deceased 



Dismissed 



663 


Anna Luby 
None 


A« D. 1669 

A. D. 1670 
The loth of July 


Deceased 


664 


Dirckje Meyers 


A. D. 1671 
The 24th of April 


Deceased 


66s 


With certificate from D^ Gid. Schaets 




666 


Jan Timmer 




Dismissed 


667 


Petronella Timmers 


« 






E 





6o 



THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 



1672 NO. 





A. D. 1672 






The 19th of February 




668 


Received by D** Wilh. Nieuwenhuysen 




669 


Gerrit Gerritszen 

The 29th of May 




670 


Geurt Coerten 




671 


Annetje Idens Van de Vorst 


Dismissed 


672 


Jan Lubbertszen 


•» 


673 


Enoch Michielszen 




674 


Ariaentje Michiels 




67s 


Marritje Claes 




676 


Catryntje Michiels 




677 


Hendrickje Aerts 

The 27th of September 




678 


Evert Nolden 


Deceased 


679 


Arent Laurenszen Toers 


« 


680 


Teeuwis Corneliszen 




681 


Geertruyd Gerrits 


tt 


682 


Gerritje Cornelis 


a 


683 


Lysbeth Cornelis 


tt 


684 


Magdaleentje Jans, wife of 




685 


Jan Lubbertszen 




686 


Pieter Marceliszen 


tt 


687 


Lysbeth Aerts 

A. D. 1673 
The 24th of March 


a 


688 


Received by D° Wilh. Nieuwenhuysen 




689 


Pieter Hessels 


tt 


690 


Harmtje Hermans 




691 


Jeuriaen Thomaszen 




692 


Walyn Jacobszen 




693 


Cathryn Andries 

A. D. 1674 
The 27th of March 




694 


Received by D** Wilh. Nieuwenhuysen 




69s 


Annetje Etsal 


Deceased 


696 


Gerrit Van Rhenen 





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a 



BERGEN RECORDS 6l 

NO. 1674 

697 Laurens Aertszen — ^Dismissed the 8th of July 1699 to Acquecqc- 

nonk 

698 Hendrick Joriszen 

699 Helmich Roelofzen 

A. D. 1675 
None 

A. D. 1676 
The 2nd of October 

700 Received by D** Wilh Nieuwenhuysen. 

701 Tryntie Pieters, wife of Adriaen Pieters 

702 Annetje Jacobs Van Winckel 

703 Tryntie Qaes 

704 Lubbert Lubbertszen Deceased 

705 Geesje Roelofs 

706 Comelis Janszen Bogard 

707 Geesje Jans 

708 Jan Comeliszen Bogard 

709 Agnietje Jans 

A. D. 1677, June 25th. 

710 Received by D° Wilhelm Nieuwenhuysen 

711 Adriaen Post 

712 Catryntje Gerrits 

713 Jacob Jacobszen Van Winckel 

714 Aeltie Daniels 

715 Johannis Van Gyssen 

716 Francyntie Thomas, wife of 

717 Laurens Arentz Toers 

Later by the same 

718 Margrietie Wamarts, wife of 

719 Hans Diederickszen 

720 Jannetie Pieters, wife of Helmich Roelofszen 

721 Johannes Steymits 

722 Simon Jacobszen Van Winckel 

723 Annelje Ariaens 

724 G)melis Roelofsze 

725 Magdaleentie Reyniers Van Gyssen 



62 



THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 



1677 NO. 
726 

727 

728 


Metje Dircks 
Marritje Adriaens 
Comelis Lubbertszen 




A. D. 1678 
The 2nd of April 


729 
730 
731 
732 

733 


Received by D^ Wilh. Nieuwenhuysen 
Hessel Wiggertszen 
Ariaen Thomaszen 
Laurens Ackerman 
Marritje Lubberts 



The 2 1 St of June 

734 Pietertje Van de Vorst 

The 7th of October 

735 Johannis Michielszen — ^young man 

736 Susanna Hendriks — ^young woman 

737 Neesie Pieters — ^young woman 

738 Qaesje Dircks Braet — ^young woman 

739 Annetje Stymmets — ^young woman 



Deceased 



740 

741 
742 

743 

744 

745 
746 

747 



748 

749 
750 

751 
752 

753 



These by certificate 

David De Mareets 

Marie Joorier 
Jean De Mareets 

Jacomyntie Drywen 

David De Mareets — the younger 

Rachel Creisson 

Samuel De Mareets 

Jacob Lareu 

A. D. 1679, April 7th 

Received by D Wilh. Nieuwenhuysen 

Johannes Thomaszen and his wife 

Aechtje Jacobs 

Nicolaes De Vouw 

Maria Du Cie 

Jochem Anthony, Negro 



Dismissed 
Deceased 



Dismissed 



Deceased 



BERGEN RECORDS 



63 



NO. 

7S4 
7SS 
756 



Maria Petilions — young woman 
Jannetie Gerrits, young woman 
Marritje Jans — ^young woman 

The 23 rd of June 



757 Dirck Qaeszen Braeck 

758 Geertie Egberts, wife of 

759 Laurens Ackermans 



The 20th of October 



760 Lubbert Lubbertszen, Jr. 



Dismissed 



1679 



A. D. 1680 

The 29th of March 

* 

761 Received by D® Wilh. Nieuwenhuysen 

762 Hendrick Epcese 

The nth of June 

763 Maria Druwyn, wife of 

764 Samuel De Mareets 



Dismissed 



76s 
766 

767 

768 



769 



770 

771 
772 

773 
774 



The nth of October 

Hilletie Paulus, wife of 
Lubbert Lubbertszen, Jr. 
Machtelt Van de Linden, wife of 

Albert Saburasky, but left us after having only once communed, 
and returned to the Lutherans, whose faith she had formerly 
forsaken — ^which has been put down as a cliff in the sea, that 
others seeing this might not be wrecked in their faith. 
Dirckje Egberts Dismissed 

A. D. 1681 
The 2 1 St of June 

Received by D^ Casparus Van Zuure 

Cornelis Verwy 

Abraham Du Tout 

Jannetje Bocquet Deceased 

Nicolaes Duprie 



64 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

1 68 1 NO. 

775 Gcrbrant Qaeszen 

776 Jan Hendrickszen Van Ostrum, Jr. 

777 Jan Joosten Van Linden — ^young man 



The 3rd of October 

778 Maria Frans, wife of Johannes Spier 

779 Hendrickje Jans, wife of Com Verwey. 

A. D. 1682 
The i8th of April 

780 Received by D® Casperus Van Zuuren 

781 Barteld Claeszen 

782 Hilletje Arents 

783 Jan Aertszen Van de Bilt 

784 Annetje Gysberts — ^young woman 

785 Aeltje Theunis Bogard, wife of 

786 Com Qaesze 

787 Fredrick Thomaszen 

788 Gerrit Gerritszen — ^the younger 

789 Marcelis Pieterszen 

790 Tades Michielszen 

781 Jan Arentszen Toers — ^young man 

792 Gerrit Stynmets — young man 

793 Johanna Eerie, wife of Eduard Eerie 

794 Vrouwtje Claes — ^young woman 

795 Johanna Idens Van de Vorst — ^young woman 

796 Catharina Thomas — young woman 

797 Fytie Gerrits — ^young woman 

The 26th of June 

798 Roelof Van de Linden — ^young man 

The 2nd of October 

799 Received by Henricus Selyns 

800 Jan Roelofszen Seubering and his wife 

801 Adriana Polhemy by certificate from Midwout 

802 Herman Michielszen 



BERGEN RECORDS 65 

NO. 1683 

A. D. 1683 

The 2nd of April 

803 Received by Henricus Selyns 

804 Lucas Seubering by certificate from Midwout Dismissed 

805 Cornelia Hendricks — ^young woman 

806 Aeltje Hendricks — young woman 

807 Pieter Janszen, by certificate from the Esopus 

The 2nd of July 

808 Maertie Jacobs, wife of Pieter Janszen 

809 Pieter Janszen 

810 Baltes Barents and his wife 

811 Tryntiejans 

The 1st of October 

812 Machtelt Roelofs, wife of Jan Van 

813 Oostrum, by certificate from Midwout 

A. D. 1684 
The 1st of April 

814 Abraham Bockque and his wife 

815 Tanneken Andries by certificate from St. Anna 

816 Aeltje Van Laren, wife of 

817 Abraham Ackerman, with certificate from Midwout. Dismissed 
October 3-1696 to Hackensack. 

The 1 8th of June 

818 Menno Johannis and his wife 

819 Rensje Feddens, with certificate from Midwout Deceased 

820 Sebastian Van Giesen — young man 

821 Elizabeth Qaes — ^young woman 

822 Urzelina Steenmets 

The 6th of October 

823 Guilliamme Bartholf and his wife 

824 Martyntje Hendricx with certificate from Sluis in Flanders 

825 Jacomina Van Neste, wife of Claes 

826 Arentsze Tours 



66 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 



1685 NO. 



A. D. 1685 
The 6th of April 



827 Harmen Douwenszen Talma 

The 22nd of June 

828 Janneken Stratemaecker — ^young woman 

A. D. 1686 
The 6th of April 

829 Willem Hoppen with certificate from New York 

830 Mayken Jacobs with certificate from New Albany 

831 Comelis Claeszen on confession 

832 Christoffel Steymets * 

833 Comelis Van Vorst • 

A. D. 1687 
The 3rd of October 

834 Johannes Hendricxsen On the confession of faith 

835 Theunis Janszen ^ 

836 Frans Post — ^young man * 

A. D. 1688 
The 2nd of April 

837 Abraham Du Toit and his wife 

838 Jenne Bocke by certificate from Hackensacq Deceased 

839 Adam Carlier and his wife 

840 Mary Dorsuson, by certificate from the French Church of N. Y. 

Dismissed 

A. D. 1689 
The 30th of September 

841 Hessel Pieterszen 

842 Anna Du Toit 

843 Abraham Van Giesen — dismissed with certificate to Hackensacq 

The 27th of March 1697 

844 Isaacq Van Giesen 



BERGEN RECORDS (fj 

NO. 1690 

A. D. 1690 

The loth of July, with certificate from N. Albany 

845 Thomas Greeven, Smith and his wife 

846 Emmetje Isbrants. Dismissed to Gravesend on the Long Island 
the 4th of September 1701 

847 Sander Egbertszen and his wife 

848 Elsje Pieters with certificate from Staten Island 

849 Janneken Thomas — ^young woman of Bergen 

850 Caulyntje Pieters ^ 

The 6th of October 

851 Ysbrant Elderszen with certificate from New Albanien 

852 Jannetje Jacobus, with certificate from New Albanien 

853 Pieter Pauluszen and his wife 

854 Tryntie Hans Jacobs 

855 Thomas Jeuriaenszen — ^young man 

856 Jacob Van Giesen — ^young man 

857 Aeltie Gerrits — ^young woman 

858 Fytie Andries — ^young woman, with certificate to Hackensacq the 
27th of March, 1697 

859 Christina Paulus — ^young woman 

860 Pietertje Claes — ^young woman, dismissed with certificate to 
Acequeggenon, September 16-1700 

861 Maryken Joris — young woman 

A. D. 1697 
The 28th of June 

862 David Daniels and his wife 

863 Annetje Stratenmaecker, dismissed with certificate to Hakkinsak 
the 6th of October 1700 

864 Gerrit Jeuriaenszen and his wife 

865 Belitje Dircx 

866 Christyne Jeuriaens 

867 Sara Van Nest. Dismissed the 8th of July 1699 to Acqueckenonc 

868 Tryntie Buys, wife of 

869 Dirck Stratenmaecker. Dismissed to Tappan the 21st of June 
1699 

870 Metje Pieters 

The 4th of October 

871 Gerrit Jeuriaenszen 



68 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

1698 NO. 

A. D. 1698 
The 4th of April 

872 Jannetje Andries — ^young woman 

Here follow now the names of the members who, since the year 

873 1700, at which time the services of D° Du Bois took their be- 
ginning, were received into the society either on confession of 
their faith or by certificate. 

A. D. 1700 
The 3rd of September 

874 Hendrick Qaasz 

875 Jan Adriaansz 

876 Grietje Straat. Dismissed to Acquiggenonk the 29th of April 
1 701 

877 Rachel Straat 

878 Claarthe Post 

879 Aagje Paulusz 

880 With certificate, Johannes Mischilsz and his wife 

881 Klaasje Dircksz, from Hackkinsack 

A. D. 1 701 
The 2nd of October 

882 Barent Rynders Dismissed with certificate to New York 

883 Catharina Walters " 

884 Hester Rynders " 
88s Maria Smith « 

886 Fransyna Luwes " 

The 7th of April 1702 

887 Tryntje Vreelandt, with certificate from Akkinsak 

A. D. 1703 
Is there no one received 

A. D. 1704 
The nth of April 

888 Abel Ridden Hars 

889 Grietje Hendriksz, wife of 



BERGEN RECORDS 69 

NO. 1704 

890 Jacob Jacobsz Van Winkel 

891-892 Annetje Jacobs, wife of Willem Dey 

893 Catharina Jans, wife of 

894 Abel Ridden Hars 

895 Marytje Jurriaans 

896 Sara Cornelisz 

897 Christyntje Vrederyks 

898 Judikje Claasz Tours 

A. D. 1707 
The 6th of October 

899 Margritje Hendriks Blinkerhof, with certificate from Hakkensak 



A. D. 1709 
The 4th of April 

900 Comelis Hendricksz Biinkerhof, with certificate from Hakkinsak 

901 Andries Hoppe and ^ 

902 Abigael Akkermans ^ 





A. D. 1710 




The 3i8t of March 


903 


Thomas Frederiksz 


904 


Haremen Jurriaasz 


90s 


Dirk Helmigsz 


906 


Aaltje Jurriaansz 


907 


Marytje Frederiksz 


908 


Metje Gerbrandz 


909 


Fytjc Siggelsz 


910 


Geertruy Frederyks 


911 


Gerritje Helmigsz 


912 


Saartje Andries 


913 


Margrietje Sip 




A. D. 1712 




The sth of April 


914 


Antje Thadus, wife of 


9IS 


Joh Pietersse, with certificate from Akkingsak. 




On the confession of their faith: 


916 


Gysbert Jansse 


917 


Dirk Philipse 



70 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

1712 NO. 

918-919 Adriaantje Pieters, wife of Olrig Brouwer 

920-921 Aagje Hartmans, wife of Cornells Blinkerhof 

922-923 Rachel Andries, wife of Dirk Philipsze 

924-925 Helena La Comba, wife of Gysbert Jansse 

926 Marritje Pieters 

1718 

The isth of April 

On confession of faith 

927 Claas Andriesse 

928 Daniel Van Winkel 

929 Pieter Marcelisse 

930 Casper Pryer 

93 1 Hendrik Sikkels 

932 Neeltje Van Vegten, wife of 

933 Rutgert Van Hoom 

934 Saartje Vanderbeek, wife of 

935 Qaes Andriesse 

936 Jannetje Vreeland, wife of Daniel [or 

937 David] Van Winkel 

938-939 Elizabeth Gerritze, wife of Mich* Vreelandt 
940-941 Janneke Pryers, wife of Pieter Marcellisse 
942-943 Geesje Borton, wife of Robbert Berri 

944 Jannetje Mattheusse 

945 Pietertje Toers 

946 Marrytje Sikkelssze 

947 Catharina Marcelisse 

948 Rutgert Van Home 

1726 

The nth of April 

On confession of faith 

949 Jobs Van Houwten 

950 Helena Vreelant, wife of Jobs Van Houten 

951 Jenneke Van Houwten, wife of 

952 Mich' Vreelant 

The 14th of June 

953 Zach' Schiggelsse 

954 Michiel Cbmelisse Vreelandt 

955 Dirk Frederikse Kadmis 



BERGEN RECORDS 71 

NO. 1726 

956 Ide Sippe 

957 Jacob Van Wageninge 

958 Henderik Van Winkel 

959 Catdyntje Spier 

960 Jannetje Cadmis 

961 Adriaantje Siggelsse 

962 Lea Van Wageninge 

963 Antje Sippe 

964-965 Helena Sippe, wife of Jan Van Hoorn 

966 Helena Marcelisse 

967 Catharina Waldron 

968 Elizabeth Siggelsse 

969 Claasje De Mott 

1730 

The 15th of March 

On confession of faith 

970 Marte Winnen 

971 Michiel Hartmansche Vrelant 

972 Hermanns Stynmets 

973 Pieter Nederman 

974 Hendrik Van der Hoef 

975 Jurrie Gerritze 

976 Jan Van Hoorn 

977 Johannes Siggelse 

978 Johannes Johannesse Vrelant 

979 Cornells Gerritze 

980 Jannetie Johannesse Vreelant, wife of 

981 Marte Wennen 

982 Antje DiderikSy wife of 

983 Johannes Johannesse Vrelant 

984 Grietie Didericks, wife of 

985 Jurrian Gerritze 

986 Elsje Heriman, wife of 

987 Hermanns Stymets 

988 Evertie Slot, wife of Hendrik Van der Hoeven 

990 Claasje Brinkerhof, wife of 

991 Johannes Siggelsche 

992 Aaltje Van Winkel, wife of 

993 Cornelis Gerritse 

994 Marrytie Brinkerhof — 995 Annatie Spier 
996 Antje De Mot 



72 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

173 1 NO. 173 1 

The 20th of September 
With certificate 

997-998 John Dideriks and Geertruy Van Winkeles, from Akqueg< 
nonk 

1737 
The 25th of April 

On confession of faith 

999 Helmig Van Wagenen 
1000 Joris Vreland 
looi Abraham Sikkels 
1002 Abraham Dideriks 

1003-1004 Marytje Van Vorst, wife of Gerrit Hennion 
1005-1006 Rachel Van Winkel, wife of Zacharias Sikkels 
1007-1008 Geertruy Con [or Bon], wife of Abraham Dideriks 
1009-1010 Annaatje Van Wagenen, wife of Joris Vreland 
loii Annaatje Van Winkele 

1012 Saartje Kuyper 

1013 Geertruy Kuiper 

1014 Janneke Kuiper 

1740 

The 1st of April 

On confession of faith 

1015 Hartman Vreland 

1016 Marytje Gerbrants, wife of 

1017 Hartman Vreland 

1018-1019 Aage Brinkerhof, wife of Abraham Siggels 

1020 Elizabeth Van Namen 

1743 
The 28th of March 

On confession of faith 

102 1 Hendrik Brinkerhof 

1022 Jacob Van Wagenen 

1023 Robert Siggelsse 

1024 Jannetje Van Houwten, wife of 

1025 Jacob Van Wagenen 

1026 Catharina Siggels, wife of 

1027 Cornells Van Wagenen 



BERGEN RECORDS 73 

NO, 1750 1750 

The 2nd of April 
On confession of faith 

1028 Robert Siggelsse 

1029-1030 Antjc Winne, wife of Roberd Siggelsse 

103 1 Claasje Winne 

1032 Marritje De Mot 

1033 Geertruy Siggelsse 

1751 

The 6th of May 
With certificate 

1034 Pieter Adolf and 

1035 Marritje Aalsze, married people of Akqueggenonck 

1036 Here follow now the names of the members who by me, Pieter 
De Wint, are received, beginning in the year 1 751 also, too, of 
those who are received with certificate. 

A. D. 1751 
September Sth 

1037 Henricus Kuyper 

103 8-1039 Catharina Gerrebransen, wife of H. Kuyper 

Here follow now the names of the members who, since the year 
1757, at which time the services of the Reverend Mr. William 
Jackson took their beginning, are received into the congregation 
of Bergen either on confession of their faith or with certificate. 

A. D. 1758 
The 1 8th of June, with certificate from Tappan 

1041 Elizabeth Fliereboom, wife of 

1042 Marselus Marselus 

A. D. 1758 
The i8thof June 

Are received to membership of the congregation on confession 

1043 of faith Anna Frielinghuysen, wife of the Reverend Mr. William 
Jackson V. D. M. (Minister of the Word of God) 

1044 Abraham Pryer and his wife 

1045 Marritye Siggelse 

1046 Johannes Pryer and his wife 

1047 Geertje Siggelse 



74 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

1758 NO. 

The 30th of June 

1048 Jons Cadmus and his wife 

1049 Jannetje Vreeland 

The ist of December 

1050 Jenneke Pryer and 

105 1 Catleyntje Toers 

The 29th of December 

1052 Pieter Steuversandt and 

1053 Jan Roel 

1759 
The 2nd of June 

1054 Cornelus Van Vorst Jun'r and his wife 

1055 Anatje Van Hoorn 

1056 Marytje Winne 

1057 Lavinus Winne and his wife 

1058 Anatje Sipp 

1059 Machiel De Mot 

1060 Nicholas Pryer 

1061 Hermanns Veeder and his wife 

1062 Antje Hennion 

1063 Catharina Nieuwkerck 

1064 Jennetje Nieuwkerck 

1065 Jacob Van Winkel and his wife 

1066 Rachel Camegar 

1067-1068 Sytje Spier, wife of Johannes Evers 

1069 Paulus Nieuwkerk and his wife 

1070 Helena Spier 

1071 Helmic Van Houten and his wife 

1072 Effitje Vreelandt 

1073 Johannes Van Wagenen and his wife 

1074 Neestje Van Wagenen 

The holy sacrament of the Lord's Supper has been administered 
in our congregation at Bergen by its Reverend Pastor and 
teacher first on the second day of rest of December 1759 being 
the 9th of the month. 

Was received to membership in our congregation at Bergen on 
June the 6th 



BERGEN RECORDS 



75 



NO, 1760 

A. D. 1760 
1075 Q}raelu8 Van Vorst — ^the elder 



1 761 
The 6th of June 

The holy sacrament of the Lord's Supper was administered here 
in our church on the first Sabbath in June by our Pastor and 

1076 guardian Wilhelmus Jackson 

Is received to our congregation with certificate from New York 

1077 Anna Van der Spiegel, widow of 

1078 Mr. Patrick Jackson. 

1762 — ^May 2 1 St 

1079 Received to church membership Henoch Vreeland 

A. D. 1763 
The nth of July 

1080 Johannes Van Houwten, Jr. and his wife 

108 1 Aeltje Siggilse 

The 24th of July 

1082 Cornelius Gerribrans Jun'r and his wife 

1083 Jannetje Van Home 

1764 
The loth of October 

1084 Daniel Van Rypenen and his wife 

1085 Elizabeth Terhunen 

176s 
The 14th of May 

1086 Cornelius Gerribransen and his wife 

1087 Jannetje Pier 

1088 Cornelius Sipp and his wife 

1089 Beeltjc Vreeland 

1090 Catharina Stuyirersandt 

1091 Daniel Van Winkel and his wife 

1092 Aaltje Van Rype 

F 



76 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

1769 NO. 1769 

The first Sabbath in April — ^the 2iid 

1093-1094 Garrit Sip and his wife Jenneke Mercelius 

It is determined by an ecclesiastical resolution to celebrate the 
Lord's Supper three times a year — the service being held four 
times a year on Staten Island. 

Done in our consistory the first Sabbath in March 1769 — 
Colleagues agreeing. 

1095 Wilhelmus Jackson 

Pastor. 

1751 

May 6th. Elected as consistory 

1096 Elder — ^Michiel Vreland 

1097-1098 Deacons: Joris Vreland; Robbert Siggelse Zachariaszoon 
1099-1100 Churchmasters: Hendrik Van Winkel; Hendrik Brinkeriiof 

1785 March 28th. 
1101-1102 Elders: Joannes Van Wagenen; Helmich Van Houte 

Deacons: 

1 103 John Winne 

1 104 Daniel Diedricks 

1 105 Nicolas Toers 

1 106 Matheus Nieuwkerck 

1786 April i6th 

1107-1108 Elders: Helmich Van Hou ten; Joannes Van Wagenen 
1109-1110 Deacons: Daniel Diedericks; Nicolas Toers 
1111-1112 Churchmasters: Cornelis Van Vorst; Matheus Gerritse 
Nieuwkerck 

1788 March 

1113-1114 Elders: James CoUerd; Gerrebrand Gerbrands 

1115-1116 Deacons: Joannes Winne; Sickels 

1117-1118 Churchmasters: Joseph Waldron; Hendrick Sickels 

1 1 19 Elders and deacons who signed the call to Rev. W. Jackson 
(done in the year 1753) 

Elders: 

1 1 20 Zacharias Sickels 

1 1 2 1 Michiel Vreeland 

1 1 22 Johannes Diedericks 

1 1 23 Hendrik Van Winkel 



BERGEN RECORDS 77 

NO. 1788 

Elders — Continued 



1 124 


Zacharias Sickels 


1 125 


Joris Vrelandt 


1 126 


Jacob Van Wagenen 


1 127 


Abraham Sickels 


1 128 


Machiel C. Vreeland 


1 129 


Hendrik Van Winkd 


II30 


Hendrick Siggelse 


II3I 


Jacob Van Wagenen 


113* 


Abraham Diedericks 


"33 


Zacharias Sickels 


"34 


Gerrit Van Nieuwkerk 


"35 


Lavinus Winne, and 


1136 


Robert Siggelse 




Deacons: 


"37 


Joris Vrelandt 


"38 


John Van Horn 


"39 


Robbert Sickels 


1 140 


Ide Sip 


1 141 


Jacob Van Wagenen 


1 142 


Gerrit Nieuwkerk 


"43 


Abraham Sickels 


"44 


Abraham Diedericks 


"45 


Hendericus Kuyper 


1 146 


Joris Cadmus 


"47 


Helmigh Vanhoute 


1 148 


Johannis Van Wagenen 


"49 


Pieter Stuyvesandt 


1150 


Lavinus Winne 


"SI 


Hendricus Kuyper 


"52 


Abraham Preyer 


"53 


Joris Cadmus 


"54 


Johannis Van Wagenen 


"55 


Nicolaes Pryer 


1156 


Daniel Van Winckel 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY, 

BURIALS AND LIST OF MEMBERS 

of the 

REFORMED PROTESTANT DUTCH CHURCH 

OF BERGEN IN NEW JERSEY, 

Founded in 1660. 

BERGEN, May 14-1716 

Meeting of the consistory and resolved after calling 
upon the Lord's Name: 

to remove some inconveniences in regard to the 
seatings. And it was further resolved; in order to 
prevent dissensions in the future, and that the church- 
masters may know how to deal without any (fear of) 
opposition, in several cases; to lay before the male 
members of the church certain salutary (heilzame) 
propositions made by the consistory, in order to decide 
upon them by a majority of votes. (For that purpose 
the congregation will be requested from the pulpit, in 
the forenoon, to come together in the bam belonging 
to Helmig Roelofse.) 

This having been done, on the date and at the place 
aforesaid, all male members of the congregation who 

met 



80 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

met there with the churchmasters and the consistory, 
resolved that in the future the following five articles 
shall be observed by the churchmasters and that every- 
body, whom they concern, shall have to submit to 
them, without opposition. Viz. : 

I Members of the Church, who are in the possession 
of seats, by purchase, or by other lawful manner, 
shall remain in the peaceful possession of them, 
either till their death or until their departure or 
leave-taking from the congregation. 

II All those who do not belong to the village of Bergen, 
or to this church and who do not contribute for the 
church, the school or the religious services, shall 
pay for every seat (either for man or woman) six 
shillings current money per annum, to the church- 
masters or to one, authorized by them. 

III The seats of those who die, shall revert to the 
church; but under condition that the church- 
masters shall sell those seats for two shillings to the 
next heir of the deceased, if that individual applies 
for them, within one year, and if he or she belongs 
to the church, as described in the iind Art. and 
under condition that such seat be one come down 
from the original builders of the church. 

IV Those, possessing no seats in the church, and desir- 
ing to have one, shall apply to the churchmasters 
for the purchase of one and shall make arrange- 
ments with them. 

V Those belonging to the congregation, as mentioned 
in Art. ii, and having no seats, shall apply to the 
churchmasters,* who will, for this first time, in a 
very reasonable manner, make arrangements about 
their sea tings. 



*die met haar over hare adt 
pUatten by deze eerste reize op eene 



zeer civile wyze wel zullen accord - 
eeren. 

EXPLANATION 



Bergen records 8i 



EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS 


ch. 


means 


child 


wi. 


u 


wife 


wid. 


u 


widow 


da. 


u 
a 


daughter 
died 


Bur. 


a 


buried 


Y. M. 
Y. D. 


a 
a 


young man 
maiden 



(The pall was owned by the Church, and those able 
to pay for its use could have their relatives or friends 
carried to the grave with it on the coffin.) 



INDEX OF BURIAL REGISTER AND 

LIST OF MEMBERS 

of the 

REFORMED PROTESTANT DUTCH CHURCH 

OF BERGEN 
Prepared and Arranged by 

DINGMAN FERSTEEG 



Aalsze, Marritje, 1035. 
Abrahams, Abrahamse, Comelis, 
40 54. 
Wybrant, 83. 
Ackennan, Ackermans, Akkennans, 
Abigad, 902. 
Abraham, 112, 139, 817. 
Laurens, 732, 759. 
Sara, 274. 
Adansen, Jan, 70. 
Adolf, Heter, 1034. 
Adriaens, Adriaansz, Ariaense, 
Ariaens, Annetje, 723. 
Tan, 875. 

Merritje, Marritie, Marritje, 
176, 613, 727. 
Aerts, Arents, Aertszen, Hendrickje, 
677. 
HieUtje, Hilletje, 150, 782. 
Laurens, 697. 
Lysbeth, 687. 
Andneszen, Andriessen, Andries, 
Andriese, Andriesse, Andriz, 
Arie, 660. 
Catharina, Cathryn, 272, 693. 
Pytie, 858. 
Jannetje, 872. 
Klaas, Claas, Claes, 359, 927, 

935. 
Marytje, 257. 
Michiel, 323. 
Rachel, 922. 
Saartje, 241, 912. 
Tanneken, 815. 
Anthony, Jochem, 753. 
Baelden, Katy, 579. 
Baltusen, Maeckje, 67. 
Barentsen, Barents, Baltus, Baltes, 

67, 810. 
Bartholf, Guilliamme, 823. 
Bayard, Balthazar, 638. 

Catharina, 657. 
Beekman, Catr3mtje, 267. 
Berret, James, 536. 
Berri, Robbert, 943. 
Bockque, Bocquet, Bocke, Abra- 
ham, 814. 
Jannetje, Jenne, 773, 838. 



Bogard, Boogert, Adtje Theunis, 
785. 

Comelis Janszen, 706. 

Jan Comeliszen, 708. 

Koobus, 581. 
Bokkenove, Keetje, 528. 
Bon, Geertruy, 275, 504, 1007. 

John, 550. 
Borton, Geesje, 942. 
Braeck, Braet, Claesje Dircks, 738. 

Dirck Claesen, Dierc^ Claesz, 

Dirck Claeszen, 15, 130, 757. 
Brestede, Treyntje, 195. 
Brinkerhof , Blinkerhoff, Blinkerhof , 
581. 

Aagtjie, A^'e, Aage, 395, 496, 

Comelis', 436, 438, 455, 900, 921. 

Hartman, 455. 

Hendrik, 438, 1021, 1100. 

Klaasje, Claasje, 582, 990. 

Margrietje, Margrieta, Mar- 
gritje, 219, 364, 899. 

Marrytie, 994. 
Broeks, Willem, 514. 
Brown, Brouyn, Lourens, 421. 

Thomas, Tammes, 343, 421, 557. 
Brouwer, Brouer, Jacob, 483. 

Jacobus, 515, 534. 

Lea, 515. 

Uldrick, Olrig, 163, 215, 225, 
919. 

Bu , Arien Pietersz, 55. 

Buys, Daniel, 482. 

Johannis, 482. 

Tryntie, 868. 
Cadmus, Kadmus, Kadmis, Cad- 
mis, Catr^tje, 261. 

Dirck, Derk, Dirk, 261, 308, 309, 
422,955. 

Piedrik, Prederik, 302, 344. 

Jannetje, 261, 391, 960. 

Johan, 308, 309. 

Joris, 339. 383, 416, 422, 448, 
545, 1048, 1146, 1153. 

Machiel, 448. 

Rutger, 307. 



84 



THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 



Camegar, Kanunegaer, Rachel, 450, 

468,1006. 
Cardsz, Carelszen, Carel, 73, 633. 
earlier, Adam, 839. 
Cavelier, Cathelyntje, 262. 

Johannes, 262. 
Cembel, David, 443. 
Cerven, Thomas, 109. 
Claas, Claasen, Qaes, Qaesen, 
Qaeszen, Claesz, Qaesze, 
Clasen, Claasen, Andries, 
216, 221. 

Anna, 64, 609. 

Arien, 179. 

Bertel, Barteld, 166, 781. 

Claes, 157. 

Comelis, Com, 75, 206, 786, 831. 

Cristiaen, 13. 

Elizabeth, 821. 

Gerbrandt, Gerbrand, Gerbrant, 
80, 145. 179, 181, 227, 775. 

Hendrick, 874. 

Tan, 157, 192. 

Marietje, Marritje, 227, 675. 

Pietertje, 860. 

Tryntie, 703. 

Vroutie, Vrouwtie, 96, 794. 
Coerten, Koerten, Guert, 169, 670. 

Hermen, 78, 105. 
Collerd, Callerd, Abraham, 433. 

James, 1113. 
Con, Geertruy, 1007. 
Come — , — iai, 22. 
Comelis, Comeliszen, Comelisse, 
Comelisz, Comelissen, Cor- 
nelisen, Annetje, 117, 620. 

Chieltje, 637. 

Dierckje, Dirckje, 153, 606. 

Gerrit, 634. 

Gerritje, 121, 682. 

Jannetje, 118. 

Lysbeth, 104, 617, 683. 

Matheus, Teeuwis, 52, 81, 100, 
115, 118, 120, 680. 

Roelof , 29. 

Sara, 896. 

Tryntie, 616. 
Cos, Claes Pietersen, 188. 
Creisson, Rachel, 745. 
Croeger,J[acobus, 189. 
Daden, Eva, 426. 

Tammes, 426. 
Daniels, Aeltje, Aeltjie, 129, 714. 

David, 862. 
De Grau, Abel, 464. 

Maaike, 464. 
De la Grande, De Logransie, 
Lagrande, Johannes, 322, 
347. 

Maragrietje, 458. 

Metje, 347. 
De Mareets, David, 740, 744. 

Jean, 742. 

Samuel, 746, 764. 



De Mot, De Mott, Demoth, Demot, 

Antje, 996. 
Qaasje, Klaasje, 586, 969. 
Gesie, 298. 
Johannes, 290. 
Machiel, 537, 588, 1059. 
Marritje, 1032. 
Matheus, Mathys, 219, 290, 298, 

364, 370. 

De Smidt, Prangoys, 77, 79, 82, 87. 
De Vouw, Esther, 215. 

Nicolaes, 751. 
De Wint, Pieter, 1036. 
De With, Jan, 315. 
Dey, Day, Willem, William, 158, 
892. 

Diederikx, Diederix, Dideryck, 
Diderix, Dideriks, Dieder- 
icks, Didericks, Diedricks, 
Diderikx, Diederyck, Die- 
dericksze. Diederickszen, 
Aaltje, Aeltie, 345, 440, 521. 
Abraham, 275, 504, 1002, 1008, 

1132, 1144. 
A^e, 465. 
Annetje, Antie, Antje, 161, 430, 

539, 553, 982. 
Comelis, 480, 556. 
Daniel, 553, 1104, 1109. 
Gerretje, 263. 
Grietje, Grietie, 251, 984. 
Hester, 507. 
Jacob, 300, 304. 

Johannis, Hans, John, 152, 276, 
454, 456, 465, 507, 521, 602, 
719, 997, 1122. 
Marregriet, 456. 
Wander, 161, 258. 
Dircks, Dircx, Dirckszen, Dircksz, 
Diercks, Bdetje, Bdytje, 
Bditje, 218, 301, 865. 
Geurt, 627. 
Klaasje, 881. 
Lysbet, Lysbeth, 12, 611. 
Metje, 726. 
Michd, 111. 
Dorsuson, Mary, 840. 
Dougds, Dogehs, Willem, 28, 68. 
Douwesen, Potdus, 151. 
Dreemus, Helmig, 511. 

Hendrik, 511. 
Dmwyn, Maria, 763. 
Drywen, Jacomyntie, 743. 
Du Bois, Do, 873. 
Du Cie, Maria, 752. 
Duprie, Nicolaes, 774. 
Du Tout, Du Toit, Abraham, 772, 
837. 
Anna, 842. 
Duyts, Lourus, 6. 
Dyell, Marte, 423. 
Earle, Eerie, Eduard, 224, 793. 
Johanna, 793. 



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85 



Edsall, Etsal, Annetje, 695. 

Sa, 32. 
Eduwaerts, Eduwaertsz, Hennen, 

48,58. 
Egberts, Egbertszen, Dirckje, 769. 
Geertie, 758. 
Sander, 847. 
Eldersen, Elderszen, Ysbrand, 142, 

851. 
Elting, Jan, 652. 
Epcese, Hendrick, 762. 
Evers, Everse, Barbara, 415. 
Barend, 561, 585. 
Jan, Johannes, Johannis, 17, 
415, 541, 549, 571, 1068. 
Eyselstyn, Styntie, 549. 
Feddens, Rensje, 819. 
Pielden, Hendrick, Henri, 363, 529. 
Fliereboom, Elizabeth, 1041. 
Pransz, Fransen, Frans, Dirck, 123. 
Gerrit, 49. 
Maria, 778. 
Thomas, 195. 
Prederyks, Frederiksz, Frederick- 
sen, Fredricksen, Fredricks- 
zen, Geertruy, 910. 
Marytje, 907. 

Tomas, Thomas, 171, 176, 614, 
641,903. 
Oedi, Jan, 167. 

Gerbrants, Gerrebransen, Ger- 
brantse, Gerribrans, Gerri- 
bransen, Gerbrands, Gerre- 
brantsen, Gerbrandz, Ger- 
brantz, Catbarina, Tryntje, 
353,1038. 
Comelis, Cornelius, 442, 452, 

461, 488, 580, 1082, 1086. 
Gerrebrand, 580, 1114. 
Harpert, 220. 
Jannetie, 442, 452. 
Marytje, 1016. 
Metje, 908. 

Myndert, Meyndert, 353, 546. 
Neeltie, 488. 
Theunis, 390. 
Gerrits, Gerritse, Gerritze, Gerrit- 
sen, Gtiitszen, Gerrritz, Adtie, 
857. 

Aertje, 78. 

Catryna, Catryntje, 113, 712. 
Comelis, 979, 993. 
Elisabeth, Elizabeth, 233, 252, 

661,938. 
Feytje, Fytie, 214, 797. 
Geertruyt, Geertruy, Geertruyd, 

49, 54, 681. 
Geesje, 162, 632. 
Gerrit, 141, 180, 211, 669, 788. 
Geurt, 144, 200. 
Jannetie, 755. 



Jurrian, Jurjan, Juriaan, Jurrie, 
Jurriaan, 251, 263, 288, 975, 
&85. 
Lysbeth, 200. 
Gesscher, Jan Willemsz, 140. 
Greeven, Thomas, 845. 
Gysberts, Annetje, 784. 
Haekki, Willem, 409. 
Hansen, Annetje, 156. 
Maddaleentje, 50. 
Hardenbroeck, Adolf, 596. 

Marritje, 605. 
Hartmans, Hertmans, Aagje, 920. 

Feytje, Feytie, 147, 618. 
Hellingh, Hendrick Tonisen, 

(Teunissen), 154, 193. 
Hdmigsz, Helmigsen, Dirk, 905. 
Gearritie, 911. 
Roelof , 207. 
Hendricks, Hendrick, Hendricx, 
Hendriksz, Hendriksen, Hen- 
dricxsen, Aeltje, 806. 
Annetje, 648. 
Belitie, 662. 
Cornelia, 203, 805. 
Geertie, 612. 
Grietje, 889. 
Tan, Johannes, 266, 834. 
Jannetje, 48. 
Toris, 127. 
Martyntje, 824. 
Samuel, 132. 
Susanna, 736. 
Willem, 114. 
Hennion, Antje, 1062. 

Gerrit, 1004. 
Heriman, Elsje, 986. 
Hermens, Hermans, Hermensen, 
Hermanszen, Annetje, 141, 
180,630. 
Douwe, Douwen, 4, 88, 598. 
Hans, 148, 165. 
Harmtje, 690. 
Ryckje, 659. 
Hessels, Hesselsen, Pieter, 94, 137, 

233, 689. 
Hoogland, Keetje, 547. 
Hoppe, Hoppen, Hopper, Andries, 
901. 
Catharina, 228. 
Willem, 829. 
Isbrants, Emmetje, 846. 

J , Jan, 2. 

Jackson, Annetje, Annatie, 382, 
427, 524. 
Eva, 467. 

Patrick, 524, 1078. 
Robbert, 522. 

Willem, Wilhelmus, William, 
W., Billy, 418, 427, 444, 467, 
522, 566, 1040, 1043, 1076, 
1095, 1119. 
Jacobs, Jacobsz, Aechtje, Echtje, 
16, 750. 



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THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 



Aeltje, 151. 

Annetje, 891. 

Grietje, Grietie, 615, 623. 

Jacob, 128. 

Leysbeth, 83. 

Marritje, Maertie, 636, 808. 

Mayken, 830. 

Treyntjc, Tryntie, 43, 619, 

854. 
Walyn, 692. 
Jacobus, Jannetje, 852. 
Jans, Janse, Jansen, Jansse, Janszen, 
Agnietje, 709. 
Catryn, Tryntie, Catharina, 135, 

653, 811, 893. 
Claes, 63, 117. 
Geesje, 707. 
Gysbert, 916, 925. 
Hendrickie, 779. 
HiUetje, Hmetie, 194, 621. 
Jannetje, 494. 
^ bhannes, 108. 
' oris, 494. 
! vlagdaleentje, 684. 
Marritje, 756. 
Metje, 197. 

Pieter, 622, 807, 808, 809. 
Steyntje, 193. 
Theums, 835. 
Johannis, Menno, 818. 
' oorier, Marie, 741. 
Jorisz, Joriszen, Joris, Hendrick, 
127, 698. 
Maryken, 861. 
Juriansen, Jurrianzen, Jurriaansz, 
Jurryanse, Juryansen, Jur- 
ryansen, Jeuriaens, Juryans, 
Jurriansen, Jeunaenszen, 
Jurriaasz, Jurrianze, Jur- 
riaans, Aaftje, 218, 303, 
906. 
Belitje, 328. 
Christyne, 866. 
Cornells, 289, 367. 
Gerrit, 185, 218, 301, 324, 864, 

871. 
Haremen, 904. 
Johannis, 292, 360. 
Margrietje, 328. 
Marytje, 895. 
Thomas, 855. 
Kaimiegely David, 314. 
Karpis, Mary, 111. 
Kerseboom, Kersenboom, Jan 
Evertse, (Evertssen), 7, 
629. 
Kiersted, Comelis, 378. 
Eleumpje, Jacob Jansen, 93. 
Elyndumi, Kleyndinni, Aeltie, 577. 
Elisabeth, 513. 
Walter, 513, 577. 
Koetere, Cateleyntje, 82. 
Korsen, Pieter, 459. 
Kxoese, Gerrit, 582. 



Kuyper, Kuiper, Cuyper, Claes 
Jansen, 99, 126, 230. 
Dierck Claesen, 126. 
Geertruy, 1013. 
H., 1039. 

Hendridc, Henricus, Hendericus, 
Hendricus, 369, 445, 1037, 
1145, 1151. 
Jannetje, Janneke, 445, 1014. 
Zara, Saartie, 292, 1012. 
La Comba, Helena, 924. 
Lareu, Jacob, 747. 
Lesier, Albert, 499. 

Dirk, 499. 
Loockermans, Marritje, 639. 
Loosdrecht, Jan Willemszen, 646. 
Lot, Loth, Beltel, Bartel, 3, 600. 
Louwersz, Thomas, 85. 
Lub, Jocob, 23. 

Lubbertszen, Lubberts, Lubbertsz, 
Comelis, 728. 
Tan, 31, 37, 135, 672, 685. 
Lubbert, 37, 704, 760, 766. 
Marritje, 733. 
Lubi, Luby, Anna, 81, 663. 
Geertruydt, 635. 
Jacob, 102, 121. 
Luttye, Antie, 520. 

Hendrik, 520. 
Luwes, Luwis, Pransyna, 886. 

Tim, 505. 
Macale, Pieter, 257. 
Mackleeyn, Mackeleyn, Sjarel, 56, 

76, 91. 
Martens, Maertens, Treyntje, 

Tryntie, 170, 177. 
Mathewese, Matheuse, Matthysen, 
Mattheusse, Catriena, 311. 
Comelis, 120. 
Isaac, 658. 
Jannetje, 944. 
Maurits, Jan, 8, 16. 
Megapolensis, John, 645, 655. 

S., 640. 
Mercelis, Marcelus, Marcelusz, 
Marcelisse, Marselis, Mar- 
selus, Mercelius, Merseliz, 
Mercelisze, Marcelissen, 
Marcelis, Marsoelusse, Mar- 
celiszen, Marcdlisse, Aeltie, 
491. 
Annetje, 306. 
Catharina, 947. 
Elisabeth, 574. 
Helena, 966. 
Hillegont, 220. 
Jenn&en, Jenneke, 247, 530, 

1094. 
John, 574. 
Marcelis, Marsdus, 386, 393, 

1042. 
Pieter, 53, 62, 242, 247, 306, 434, 

530, 686, 929, 941. 
Seel, 491. 



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87 



Mes, Abraham, 122. 
Meyer, Meyers, Cornells, 160. 
Dierckje, Dirckje, 95, 664. 
Jo., 160. 
Mic — , Jan, 18. 

Michiels, Michidsz, Michielse, Mic- 
hielszen, Magiels, Mischilsz, 

Anaentje, 674. 
Catryntje, Tryntie, 631, 676. 
Comelis, 232. 
Elias, 628. 
Enoch, 673. 
Hertman, Hartman, Herman, 

33, 44, 802. 
Johannis, Johannes, 735, 880. 
Tades, 790. 
Mulder, Hans, 110. 

Matys, 42, 51, 110. 
Nak, Jan, 217. 
Nederman, Pieter, 973. 
Nieuwenhuyzen, Nieuwenhuysen, 
Wilh, 668, 688, 694, 700, 710, 
729, 748, 761. 
Nieuwkerk, N. Kerk, Van Nukerck, 
Nieuwkerck, Van N. Kerck, 
Nieukerk, Van Nieuwkerk, 
Nieuker, Barend, 535. 
Catharina, Catrina, Catrintie, 

337, 388, 526, 1063. 
Comelis, 376, 552. 
Gerrit, 337, 526, 531, 569, 1134, 

1142. 
Jacob, 453, 484, 490, 497. 
Jannitje, Jannetje, 531, 535, 

1064. 
Lea, 376. 
Lena, 484. 
Marytje, 490. 
Ma^eus, 191, 1106, 1112. 
Paulus, Poulus, 329, 402, 453, 
497 1069. 
Nolde, Noiden, Evert, 72, 678. 
Paulus, Paulusz, Pauluszen, Pou- 
wels, Aagje, 879. 
Christina, 859. 
Hilletie, 765. 
Joh, 234. 
Pieter, 853. 
Petilions, Maria, 754. 
PhiHpse, PhiHpsze. Dirk, 917, 923. 
Pier, Catrina, 321. 
Jannetje, 1087. 
Pieters, Pieterse, Pietersen, Pie- 
terszen, Pietersse, Pietersz, 
Adriaantje, 225, 918. 
Adriaen, 701. 
Antje, 280. 
Catal^rntje, 850. 
Christiaen, 5. 
Elsje, 848. 
Gerrit, 137. 
Hessel, 841. 

Jannetie, 720. 
ohannes, 265, 915. 



Marcelis, 299, 316, 789. 

Marritje, 926. 

Metje, 870. 

Niesje, Neesie, 211, 737. 

Poulus, 35, 170, 177. 

Tryntie, 701. 
Polhemy, Polhemius, Adriana, 801. 

John, 651. 
Post, Adriaen, 41, 113, 589, 711. 

Catryntje, 248. 

Claartje, 878. 

Comelis, 542. 

Egbert, 473, 542. 

Frans, 836. 

Pieter, 248, 256. 267. 

Pryntje, 473. 

Samuel, 256. 
Preyer, Pryer, Preyers, Pryers, 
Abraham, 506, 572, 1044, 
1152. 

Andries, 93, 155, 175, 338, 449, 
564, 590. 

Arriaentie, 572. 

Casparis, Caspams, Casper, 241, 
266, 293, 366, 466, 930. 

Geertruy, 564. 

Hartman, 590. 

^ acob, 293. 

' enneke, Janneke, 242, 940, 1050. 

Johannis, Johannes, 333, 341, 
408,1046. 

Marretje, 506. 

Nicholas, Nicolaes, 1060, 1155. 

Pryntje, 270. 

Sara, 466. 

Zacharias, 449. 
Pyper, Gysbert, 199. 
Raiewyn, Comelia Jfans, 140. 

Hendrick Tansen, 133. 
Reycke, Hendrick, 10. 
Reynierszen, Wiggert, 601. 
Richardson, Richard, 384. 
Riddenhars, Reddenhars, Ridden 
Hars, Abel, 164, 183, 184, 
199, 210, 888, 894. 

Peytje, 183. 

Hendrick, 184. 
Roelofsze, Roelofs, Roelofzen, Roe- 
lofszen, Comelis, 724. 

Peytje, 57. 

Geesje, 705. 

Hehnich, 699, 720. 

Machtelt, 812. 

Tonis, 74, 101. 
Rol, Rod, Jan, 394, 1053. 
Roos, Antie, 556. 

Gerrit, 331, 523, 540. 

Johannes, 540. 

Judick, 331. 

Pieter, 584. 
Rynders, Barent, 882. 

Hester, 884. 
Saburasky, Albert, 768. 
Samuels, Urietje, 154. 



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THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 



Schaets, Gid., 665. 
Schofield, John, 349. 
Schouten, Jan, 624. 

Sara, 625. 
Sdyns, Henricus, 700, 803. 

Rev., 168. 
Seubering, Jan Roelofszen, 800. 

Lucas, 804. 
Seylder, Jan, 117. 

Sickels, Sickkels, Sikkels, Siggels, 
Siggilse, Siggelsse, Siggelsz, 
Siggdse, Sikels, Siggelsche, 

Si^els^, Schlggelsse, , 

1116. 
Abraham, 326, 1001, 1010, 1127, 

1143. 
Adriaantje, Ariaantje, 240, 478, 

061. 
Aeltje,'l081. 
Catharina, 1026. 
Claasje, 240. 
Daniel, 480. 
Elizabeth, 068. 
Fredrick, 554. 
Pytje, 000. 

Geertruyt, Geertruy, Geertje, 
182, 246, 338, 357, 1033, 
1047. 
Hendrik, Hendrick, 246, 274, 
460, 501, 544, 562, 031, 1118, 
1130. 

Jennie, 544. 
ohannis, Johannes, 240, 268, 

567, 077, 001. 
Lea, 106. 

Marrytje, Marritye, 046, 1045. 
Marte, 447. 
Rachel, 518. 
Robbert, Robert, 182, 230, 447, 

475, 478, 1023, 1028, 1030, 

1008, 1136, 1130. 
Sara, 562. 
Zacharias, Zacharyas, Zachs, 

240, 250, 475, 480, 402, 518, 

053, 1006, 1120, 1124, 1133. 
Sip, Ziph, Sippe, Sipp, Siph, Antje, 

Antie, Anatje, 334, 406, 063, 

1058. 
Catlyntje, 380. 
Qaes Ariaenszen, 643. 
Comelis, Cornelius, 406, 410, 

446 1088. 
Gerrit,'Garrit, 477, 1003. 
Helena, 064. 

Ide, 334, 300, 446, 056, 1140. 
Tan, John, 80, 235, 570. 
Tenneke, 502. 
Margrietje, 013. 
Neeltje Ariaans, 110. 
Slot, Eva, Evertie, 243, 286, 088. 

Lea, 483. 
Smeeman, Hermen, 12. 
Smith, Smit, Jacobus, Kobis, 377, 

617. 



Maria, 885. 

Margen, Maigon, Morgen, 253, 
271,206. 
Solders, Solder, Annatie, 471. 
Daniel, 404, 470, 471, 472. 
Johannis, 404. 
Sara, 472. 
Spenser, Willem, 0. 
Spier, Abraham, 501. 

Annatie, Annetje, 254, 005. 

Barend, 204, 420. 

Catlyna, Catlyntie, Catelyntje, 

327, 420, 050. 
Geertruy, 327, 362. 
Helena, 1070. 
Hendrick Jansen, 50. 
Johannes, Johannis, 305, 362, 

778. 
Rachel, 320. 
Sytje, 1067. 
Stammer, Maria, 644. 
Steenhuys, Steenhuyse, Engelbert, 

Engelberth, 45, 500. 
Stoffels, Annetje, Annatje, 206, 230. 
Straat, Grietie, 876. 

Rachel, 877. 
Stratenmaecker, Straetmaker, 
Straetmaecker, Stratemaec- 
ker, Straetemaker, Annetje, 
863. 
Dirck,860. 
Gerrit Dirckse, 84. 
Tan, 47, 84, 162, 626. 
Janneken, 828. 
Rachel, 205. 
Stuyvesant, Stuyvesants, Stuyver- 
sandt, Steuversandt, Stuy- 
vesandt, Anna, 603. 
Casparus, 462, 527. 
Catharina, Catrientie, 538, 1000. 
Tenneke, 460. 
John, 502. 
Ned, 527. 
P., 270. 

Pieter, 405, 435, 502, 1052, 1140. 
Preyntie, ^. 
Sara, 462, 473. 
Stymmets, Ste3mmetz, Steynmets, 
Steymets, Stymets, Styn- 
mets, Steymits, Steenmets, 
Annetje, 730. 
Benjamin, 116. 
Casper, 20, 43. 
Christoffel, 832. 

Gerrit, 02, 06, 08, 136, 244, 702. 
Hermanns, 072, 087. 
Tannetje, 20, 608. 
[o., 150. 
[oanna, 175. 

[ohannis, Joannes, 200, 721. 
Trzelina, 822. 
Suxbery, Mosis, 167. 
Swoords, John, 516. 
Tomis, 516. 



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89 



Tades, Thadus, Antje, 914. 

Catl3mtje, Catje, Katje, 253, 
271, 296. 
Talma, Douwen Hennesen, Dotiwe 
Hennense, 4, 38, 88, 598. 
Harmen Douwenszen, 827. 
Teckh, Tomas, 27. 
Terhunen, Elizabeth, 1085. 
Theunis, Tonise, Teunisen, Dirck, 
111. 
Dirckje, 607. 
Hendrick, 46. 
Michiel, 1. 

Thomas, Thomassen, Tomasen, 
Thomaszen, Thomasen, 
Tomassen, Alien, Ariaen, 
103, 172, 731. 
Cathaiina, 796. 
Francyntie, 716. 
Frederick, Fredrick, 172, 228, 

787. 
Jamieken, 849. 
Johamies, 749. 

Juryaan, Juriaan, Jeuriaen, 65, 
138, 691. 
Timmer, Timmers, Jan, 666. 

Petronella, 667. 
Toers, Tours, A., 254. 

Anna, Acmatic, 174, 551. 
Arent, Arend, 36, 64, 134, 525, 

551, 679. 
Catheleyntje, Catleyntje, 173, 

1051. 
Qaes, Claas, Nicolaes, Nicolas, 
134, 173, 174, 202, 229, 238, 
656, 826. 1105, 1110. 
Jacomina, Jacomyntje, 295, 471, 

472. 
Tan, 236, 791. 
Johannes, 86. 
Judikje Qaasz, 898. 
Lotirus, Lourens, Louwerus, 
Laurens, 34, 59, 85, 86, 143, 
717. 
Pietertje, 945. 
Van Ackersloot, Soi)hia, 114. 
Van Benthuysen, Pieter, 340. 
Van Blerkum, Van Blerekom, Jan 
Lubbertsen, 222. 
To., Janse, 197. 
Madelena, 222. 
Van Boskerck, Boskerk, Van Bos- 
kerk. Van Boskerke, Bos- 
kerck, A., 264. 
Andries, 189, 400, 474. 
Comelis, 348. 
Geertruy, 459. 
Jakobus, Jacobus, 417, 458. 
Jenneken, 223. 
Lourens, 273, 342. 
Margrietje, 474. 
Pieter, 212, 278, 282, 437. 
Rachel, 385. 
Sophia, 373. 



Van Dam, Jacob, 356. 

Nicolas, 354, 355, 356. 
Vanderbeek, Saartje, 934. 
Van der Bilt, Van de Bilt, Jacob, 
493. 
Jan Arentse, Jan Aertssen, John, 
190, 493, 783. 
Vanderhoef , Van der Oef , Van der 
Hoef, V. der Hoef, Van der 
Hoeven, Gerrit, 503. 
Hendrick, Hendrik, 243, 286, 

297, 312, 503, 974, 989. 
Petrus, 570. 
Vander Linden, Van de Linden, 
Van Linden, Jan Joosten, 
777. 
Toost, 57, 647. 
Machtelt, 767. 
Roelof , 798. 
Van der Spinel, Anna, 1077. 
Van der Water, Hendrick, 649. 
Van Duesen, Hester, 519. 
Van Giesen, Van Gyssen, Abraham, 
843. 
Isack, Isacq, Isaac, Isaacq, 131, 

178, 203, 844. 
Jacob, 186, 856. 
Tohannis, 715. 

Magdaleentie Reyniers, 725. 
R., 30, 153. 

Reynier, 131, 178, 201, 597. 
• Sebastian, 820. 
Van Glide, Gerrit Gerr., 124. 
Van Hoom, Van Hooren, Van Horn, 
Van Home, Aagtje, 208. 
Anatje, 1055. 
Barent, Barend, 385, 403, 533, 

543. 
Comelis, 486. 
Eva, 543. 
Helena, 335. 
Jacob, 469, 508, 538. 
Jan, John, 335, 351, 374, 381, 
486, 510, 573, 965, 976, 1138. 
Tannetje, 510, 1083. 
Margrietje, 351. 
Rachel, 508. 

Rutger, Rutgert, Rut, 187, 281, 
291, 933, 948. 
Van Houten, Van Houte, Vanhoute, 
Van Houwten, Helmig, Hel- 
mich, Hehnic, Helmigh, 237, 
380, 396, 1071, 1102, 1107, 
1147. 
Jannetje, Jenneke, 325, 951, 

1024. 
Johannis, Johannes, Johs, 431, 
463, 949, 950, 1080. 
Van Kleedc, Baltus Barents, 90. 

Pieter, 90. 
Van Laer, Van Laren, Aeltje, 816. 

Arien, 14. 
Van Namen, Elizabeth, 1020. 



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THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 



Van Nes, Van Nest, Van Neste, 

G^nitje ComeUs, 102. 
Jacomina, 825. 
Sara, 867. 
Van Oostrum, Van Ostrum, Jan, 

776, 813. 
Van Reype, Van Rype, Van Reypen, 

Van Rypenen, Aeltie, Aaltje, 

441, 1092. 
Beletje, 510. 
Catrientje, 548. 
Cornells, 424, 439, 587. 
Daniel, 1084. 
Dirk, 500. 
Gerret, Gerrit. 479, 485, 548, 

568. 
Tannetje, 563, 568. 
tohannes, Johannis, 495, 563. 
Margrietje, 548, 485. 
Van Rhenen, Van Reenen, Gerrit, 

69, 696. 
Hendrick, 61. 

Van Rossen, Jan, 104. 

Van Vechten, Van Vegten, Neeltje, 

281, 932. 
Van Vleck, Isaac, 642. 
M a^daleen, 604. 
Tieleman, 595. 
Van Vorst, Van de Vorst, Van 
Voorst, Van de Voorst, Van 
de Voors, Van der Vorst, 
Annetje, 160, 671. 
Claasje, 457. 

Cornells, Comelus, 106, 214, 
269, 392, 397, 457, 586, 833, 
1054, 1075, 1111. 
Hillegont, 214. 
Ide, 71, 194, 654. 
Johanna Idens, 795. 
Johannis, 397. 
Marytje, 1003. 
Pietertje, 299, 734. 
Van Waert, Abraham, 498. 
Betsie, 498. 

Van Wagenen, Van W^ene, V. 
Wagenen, Van Wagening, 
Van Waagening, Van 
Wageninge, Aaltje, 365. 

Antie, Annatie, Annaatje, 
Annetje, 284, 285, 465, 512, 
555, 1009. 

Catlyntje, Catleyntie, Catlyn- 
tie, 325, 479, 509. 

Comelis, 330, 1027. 

PeytjcGem'ts 269. 

Gerrit, 260, 283. 

Helmich, Hehnig, 313, 330, 999. 

Jacob, Jacop, 325, 476, 481, 496, 

512, 559, 957, 1022, 1025, 

1126, 1131, 1141. 

Johannis, Johannes, 283, 368, 
372, 509, 1073, 1101, 1108, 
1148, 1154. 



Lea, 481, 962. 
Martje, 332. 
Neestje, 1074. 
Van Windcel, Van Winkel, Van 
Winkele, Van Winkdes, 
Aaltje, Altje, 289, 992. 
Abraham, 578. 
Annetje, Annatje, 702, 1011. 
Daniel, 205, 375, 441, 928, 937, 

1091, 1156. 
Geertruy, 276, 998. 
Hendrik, Hendrick, Henderik, 
287, 419, 958, 1099, 1123, 
1129. 
Jacob, 129, 204, 231, 259, 413, 
450, 451, 468, 487, 583, 593, 
713, 890, 1065. 
Tannetje, 432. 
Joseph, 287, 468. 
Lea, 487. 
Margrieta, 360. 
Rachel, 451, 1005. 
Samuel, 358. 
Simon Jacobszen, 722. 
Walter, 578. 
Van Woert, Sara, 558. 
Van Wykensloot, Sofia, 217. 
Van Zuure, Van Zuuren, Casparus, 

Casperus, 770, 780. 
Veeder, Comelis, 407. 

Harmanis, Hermanns, 407, 425, 

1061. 
Jacob, 425. 
Verleth, Nicolaes, 594. 
Vermeulen, Grietie, 650. 
Verwey, Verwy, Cornelis, Corn, 771, 
779. 

Vliereboom, Geertruy, 387. 
Vrederyks, Christyntje, 897. 
Vreeland, Vrelant, Vreelant, Vree- 
landt, Vreland, Aagtje, 
Aegje, 207, 512. 

Annatie, 576. 

Ariaantje, Arjaantje, 146, 250. 

Beeltje, 1089. 

Benjamin, 277. 

Claes, 156, 389. 

Comelis, 592. 

Effitje, 1072. 

Elisabeth, 428, 587. 

Elyas, Elias, 11, 39, 319. 

Enoch, Enog, Henoch, 60, 95, 
149, 208, 232, 277, 1079. 

Gerrit, 336, 565, 575, 576. 

Helena, 463, 950. 

Hertman, Hartman, 107, 125, 
198, 1015, 1017. 

Jacob Enogsen, 255. 
Jannitje, Jannetje, 111, 416, 936, 
980, 1049. 

Johannes, Johannis, Jo., 66, 97, 
213, 226, 346, 539, 547, 560, 
978, 983. 



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91 



Joris, 284, 286, 317, 330, 361, 
655, 575, 1000, 1010, 1097, 
1125, 1137. 

Klaasie, 318. 

Michiel, Machiel, Michl., 126, 
147. 213, 245, 252, 414, 428, 
939, 962, 964, 971, 1096, 
1121, 1128. 
Piyntie Machielsen, 221. 
Seitje, Feytje, (both a modifica- 
tion of Sophia), 213, 273. 
Tryntje, 887. 
Vrielinghuyse, Aimatie, 467. 

Ferdinandua, 444. 
Waldron, Walderon, Walderom, 
Antie, 371. 
Cathanna, 967. 
Geertruy, 420. 

Joseph, 398, 420, 430, 632, 1117. 
Wrings, Ariaentje, 610. 
Walters, Catharina, 883. 



Ward, Polly, 443. 

Wamarts, Waemaers, MarKrietie, 
718. 

Willempie, 148. 
Wessds, Gnetje, 149. 
Westervelt, Susanna, 683. 
Wiggertazen, Hessel, 730. 

Winckel, , 300. 

Winae, Winnig, Winnen, Wennen, 
Antje, 1029. 

Claesje, Claasie, 588, 1031. 

Ide, 412. 

Jannetje, 401. 
ohannis, Joan; 

1103, 1115. 
L«vinus, Lavynus, Laviaus, 3J 

412. 1057, 1136, 1160. 
Marte, 279, 970, 981. 
Marytje, 1058. 
With, James, 379. 
York, Jan, 350. 



, Jdin, 440, 



• proof of thoiB rvoordi 



J^r/^y4^(l. 



CONSTirUT ION 

Adopted April jo, i88s^ 
As Amended April d, igii. 



Article I. 



Name. 
Section i. This organization shall be called 
THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK. 

Article H. 

Object. 

The object of the Society shall be: 

First. To collect and preserve information respect- 
ing 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 documents, 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 inter- 
course among the latter. 

Third. To gather by degrees a library for the use 
of the Society, composed of all obtainable books, mono- 
graphs, 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 ques- 
tions in the history or genealogy of the Dutch in 
America. 

Fifth. To cause to be prepared and published 
when the requisite materials have been discovered and 
procured, collections for a memorial history of the 

Dutch 



94 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

Dutch in America, wherein shall be particulariy set 
forth the part belonging to that element in the 
growth and development of American character, in- 
stitutions, and progress. 

Article III. 
Members. 

Section I. No one shall be eligible as a member 
unless he be of full age, of respectable standing in 
society, of good moral character, and the descendant 
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 descendants 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 
born within the limits of Dutch settlements, and the 
descendants in the male line of persons who possessed 
the right of Dutch citizenship within Dutch settle- 
ments in America, prior to the year 1675; ^Iso of any 
descendant in the direct male line of a Dutchman, one 
of whose descendants became a member of this Society 
prior to June 16, 1886. 

So long as there are one thousand members of the 
Society no further elections to membership shall be 
held, but candidates for admission shall be placed in 
order upon a waiting list; provided^ however, that this 
restriction shall not prevent the immediate election 
of any candidate who is the descendant of a present 
or former member of the Society. 

Article IV. 

Officers. 

Section i. A President, Vice-Presidents as pro- 
vided in the By-Laws, a Recording Secretary, a Cor- 
responding Secretary and a Treasurer shall be chosen 
at each annual meeting and shall hold office for one 

year 



CONSTITUTION 95 

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 them- 
selves 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 thereafter 
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. 
If one who is not a Trustee should be elected Presi- 
dent, Recording Secretary or Treasurer, he shall be 
ex-officio a member of the Board of Trustees during 
his term of office. 

Section 2. All elections shall be by ballot, under 
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 meet- 
ing, 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 
counties and stimulate their interest in the affairs of 
the Society. On the occasion of the death of any mem- 
ber, 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 Recording Secretary shall make 
and keep a true record of all meetings of the Trustees, 
and of the Society, and of all Standing Committees; 
he shall also act as Librarian and Curator and shall 
have the custody of the Constitution and By-Laws, the 

Corporate 



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Corporate Seal, and all books, pamphlets, manuscripts 
and personal articles belonging to the Society. 

The Corresponding Secretary shall notify each 
Trustee of all meetings of the Trustees, and each mem- 
ber of all meetings of the Society; issue all other 
authorized notices to members, distribute all books, 
pamphlets, souvenirs and other matter, authorized by 
the Trustees, and conduct the correspondence of the 
Society. 

Section 3. The Treasurer shall collect, and under 
the direction of the Trustees disburse, the funds 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 meeting. 

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 objects and pur- 
poses 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 resigna- 
tion among the officers of the Society, for the unexpired 
term of office vacated. Absence from three consecu- 
tive stated meetings of the trustees, without satis- 
factory explanation or excuse, shall be deemed equiv- 
alent to resignation and may be acted upon accordingly. 

Section 6. The Trustees shall cause to be prepared 
annually a detailed statement of the financial condi- 
tion of the Society, showing its receipts and expendi- 
tures 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 



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Standing committees and sub-committees on matters 
not herein determined. 

Article VI. 
Membership. 

Section i. Candidates for admission must be pro- 
posed by one member and seconded by another, and 
the member proposing a candidate shall state in writ- 
ing the name of the person proposed, his occupation, 
place of residence, and his qualifications for member- 
ship. 

Section 2. The name of every candidate, with 
those of his proposers, shall be sent to the Correspond- 
ing Secretary 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 aflirmative vote of four-fifths of the 
Trustees present, and in every instance two blackballs 
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 adjoumment 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 ad- 
vance on the first day of February in each year, or, in 
the case of newly elected members, upon notice of elec- 
tion. By the payment of ninety-five dollars at one 
time a member not in arrears may exempt himself from 
further payment of annual dues. The Trustees shall 
have power to increase each of said amounts from time 
to time, but not to a sum greater than one hundred 
dollars for the admission fee, and ten dollars for the 
annual subscription. 

Section 5. Every person elected to membership, 
as a condition thereof, shall, within thirty days after 
being notified, pay to the Treasurer the amount of the 

admission 



98 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

admission fee and sign the Constitution; 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, unless 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 Society for con- 
duct on his 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 Trustees in his defence. 

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

Article VII. 
Meetings. 

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 Mon- 
day 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 Corre- 
sponding 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 speci- 
fied 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 Society. 

Section 



CONSTITUTION 99 

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

Article VIII. 

Notices. 

Section i. All notices shall be sent to such address 
as shall be left with the Corresponding Secretary. If 
no address be so given, such notices shall be sufHcient 
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 affirma- 
tive vote of two-thirds of the members present at a 
general or special meeting shall be requisite, but no 
amendment shall be made except upon the recommenda- 
tion of the Board of Trustees, or upon the written 
request of at least fifteen members of the Society, and 
after the mailing to each member notice of any pro- 
posed amendment at least ten days before the meeting 
at which it is intended to be acted upon. 



BY-LAWS 



BY-LAWS OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 
As Amended March 12, 1914. 



I. Order of Business. 

At all meetings of the Society, the order of business 
shall be as follows: 

1. Reading the minutes of the previous meeting. 

2. Reports of officers. 

3. Election of officers. 

4. Reports of committees. 

5. Miscellaneous business. 

6. Adjournment. 

2. Meetings of Trustees. 

The Trustees shall hold stated meetings on the second 
Thursday 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 County. 

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 of Trustees. 

4. Annual Meeting. 

The annual meeting of the Society shall be held 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 mem- 
ber by the Corresponding Secretary. 

5. Nominating Committee. 

The Trustees shall, at least sixty days before any 
annual meeting, elect a committee who shall nominate 

a ticket 



BY-'LAWS lOI 

a ticket to be voted for at the annual election, and a list 
of the nominations shall be sent to each member of the 
Society at least ten days before the annual meeting. 
The Vice-Presidents shall be promptly notified of the 
election of the Nominating Committee and requested 
to obtain suggestions of the names, desired by the 
members of each locality for nomination as Vice- 
Presidents, and to forward same to the Recording 
Secretary. 

6. Committees and Appointment. 

All standing committees and sub-committees shall 
be appointed by the President or other chairman of the 
meeting, unless specially named in the resolution creat- 
ing the committee, and the gentleman first named shall 
be Chairman of each committee. The standing com- 
mittees shall be on Finance, on Genealogy, and on 
History and Tradition. 

7. Committee on Finance. 

The Committee on Finance shall consist of three 
members, and shall, at least once in each year, and 
oftener if they choose, audit the accounts and vouchers 
of the Treasurer of this Society and report upon the 
same at the annual meeting of the Society, and oftener 
to the Board of Trustees as they may see fit, or as the 
latter may order. 

8. Committee on Genealogy. 

It shall be the duty of the Committee on Genealogy 
to report to the Trustees upon the genealogy of candi- 
dates that may be submitted to them, and to collect 
and preserve, in accordance with the Constitution of 
this Society, information and documents 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 ma]r 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. Committee 



i02 the holland society 

9. Committee on History and Tradition. 

It shall be the duty of the Committee on History 
and Tradition to collect and preserve, in accordance 
with the Constitution of this Society, information, 
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 publications 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 one hundred dollars in any one quarter 
of a year, unless especially authorized by the Trustees. 
Said committee shall consist of three members. 

10. 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 of 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 received 
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 applied to the publication, in 
accordance with the Constitution of this Society, of a 
memorial history of the Dutch in America, such history 
to be copyrighted 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. 

II. Centers 



II. 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. The Trustees may elect tempo- 
rary Vice-Presidents for other localities, appropriately 
delimited and containing ten members or more, and 
may recommend the election of regular Vice-Presidents 
for these localities at the next annual meeting. 

12. ' Amendment. 

These By-Laws can be altered, amended, or abro- 
gated 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 Corre- 
sponding Secretary, informing him of the proposed 
alteration, amendment, or abrogation, and then only 
upon the affirmative vote of a majority of members 
present. Provided, however, that each meeting may 
regulate and control its order of business. 



BADGE 



BJDGE OF 
THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK 

ADOPTED MARCH 30, zSSj 



The most significant medal, from an historical point 
of view, which was ever struck in Holland, is the so- 
called "Beggars* Medal." It is the memorial of the 
very first steps of that march toward civil and religious 
liberty in which the men of the Netherlands, after 
heroic struggles, finally led the world. And, therefore, 
it is a most appropriate token for us to wear, who have 
received in largest measure, in this New Republic, the 
benefits of the noble conflict of our Dutch forefathers. 

In Bizot's Medallic History of the Republic of Holland, 
published at Amsterdam in 1690, the place of honor is 
given to this famous "Geuzenpenning." The following 
description of its origin is translated from that work, 
with a few additions from the accounts given by Prof. 
J.W.Kitchin,ofOxford. 

"In the year 1565, immediately after the decrees of 
the Council of Trent were promulgated, Philip 11. 
determined to put them in force throughout his do- 
minions. Accordingly, he now made a more vehement 

attack 



BADGE OF THE SOCIETY 105 

attack upon the reformers; and then it was, in 1566, 
that the Netherland nobles, led by Count Brederode, 
signed the famous * Compromise/ with which the open 
rebellion of the provinces begins. Margaret of Parma 
was Philip's regent in the Low Countries. Before her 
Brederode appeared with the Protest against the 
Inquisition and other innovations which the King pro- 
posed to introduce into Holland. He was accompanied 
by three hundred noblemen, who had bound themselves 
together for the preservation of the Liberties of the 
Provinces. The Duchess of Parma appeared to be 
much disturbed at the sight of such a multitude of 
noble remonstrants, but the Count of Barlemont, who 
stood beside her, begged her not to be alarmed, *For,' 
said he, in French, *they are only beggars.' 

"The next day, the 6th of April, 1566, as the con- 
federates were sitting together at dinner, and talking 
of a name for their new party, they remembered 
Barlemont's sneer, and cried out, * Vivent Us GueuxP — 
* Hurrah for the Beggars!' When dinner was over, 
Brederode, having hung a beggar's wallet around his 
neck, filled a wooden bowl with wine and drank the 
health of the company, declaring that, for his part, he 
was ready to sacrifice life, property, everything, in 
defence of his country's freedom. The room rang with 
applause, — * Hurrah for the Beggars 1' The cup was 
passed from hand to hand. Every man drank the 
same toast and made the same pledge of devotion. 
And thus it was that the name of the GueuXy or Beggars, 
which has become famous throughout Europe, had its 
origin at a social feast; for it often happens that the 
most important and serious affairs begin amid jests 
and laughter. 

" Soon afterward the men of the new Party appeared 
at Brussels, dressed in coarse gray cloth, with wooden 
cups attached to their belts, and with this medal 

HANGING ABOUT THEIR NECKS." 

One of these medals was worn by William of Orange 
at the time of his assassination. 

The following is the description, translated by the 
first Secretary of the Society, Mr. Geo. W. Van Siclen, 
from Van Loon's Nederlandsche Penningen. 

"The 



I06 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

"The nobles assembled several times in different 
places to find methods to protect the liberties of their 
country from the perils which menaced them from all 
sides. Those who showed themselves most zealous 
and most ardent upon these occasions were Henry of 
Brederode; Louis of Nassau, brother of the Prince of 
Orange; Florent of Pallant, Count of Culemburg; 
and William, Count of Bergen. They pushed the aflFair 
so far that meetings were held, first at Breda, and 
afterward at Hoogstraten. 

"At the latter place several discontented nobles pro- 
jected an alliance, which, going from hand to hand, 
was in a short time accepted and signed by more than 
four hundred persons, all of whom promised to be in 
Brussels on a certain day. To give greater eclat to this 
league, Henry of Brederode, as chief of the confederates, 
found it convenient to make his entry into that city 
on the 3d of April, a. d. 1566, accompanied by Count 
Louis of Nassau and many nobles, followed by a great 
number of servants. The fourth day of that month 
was employed in preparations and in awaiting the 
Counts of Bergen and of Culemburg. Although on the 
following day these lords had not yet arrived, the con- 
federates did not delay in demanding an audience. 
It was granted to them, and the Princess-Regent 
appointed the hour of noon to avoid the tumultuous 
concourse of the populace. 

"The time named being near, Brederode and Count 
Louis were seen to leave the residence of Culemburg 
and to walk with a decent gravity toward the court, 
preceded by more than three hundred gentlemen, of 
whom they themselves formed the last rank. When 
they arrived before the Duchess, Brederode spoke for 
all, and, having finished his harangue, he presented to 
Her Highness a petition signed in the name of all that 
illustrious troop. In this petition, after having repre- 
sented their obedience and their fidelity to the King, 
they declared that, notwithstanding the hatred that 
their procedure would very likely draw upon them, 
they would risk, in the service of the King, showing to 
Her Highness the dangerous condition of affairs, and 
warning her, if the protection of the Inquisition were 

continued, 



Badge of the society 



107 



continued, of the terrible consequences which they 
foresaw would shake the State to its foundations. They 
demanded, secondly, that the edict of the King relat- 
ing to the Inquisition, and relating to religion in gen- 
eral, be reformed by the Assembly of the States- 
General, and that, while awaiting this, the execution of 
this edict should be suspended, as a protection against 
the sad evils of which it was already, and of which it 
would be more and more, the fertile source. 

"The Regent, hiding as well as possible the uneasi- 
ness and indignation which this affair caused her, 
received the petition, and replied to the supplicants 
that she would examine into their demands with the 
Lords of the Council, and that in a short time she would 
let them know her decision. With this response, the 
confederate lords returned to Culemburg's residence 
in the same order and with the same gravity with 
which they had left it. 

"After the Regent had deliberated on the petition 
of the nobles, that Princess replied the following day 
in writing that she would represent to the King their 
first demand in the most favorable manner possible, 
but that she was obliged to refuse absolutely the second, 
because the matter was not in her power. 

"While this affair was thus treated at the palace of 
the Princess, the populace insulted the confederate 
nobles by the opprobrious epithet of Gueux^ which 
those who understood French badly changed into 
Geuzerij which afterward became very common as the 
name of a party or sect. Others say that the author 
of the sobriquet was the Baron of Barlemont, who, 
seeing the Regent surprised at the sight of so many 
nobles, tried to encourage her by saying, ^Ce ne sont 
que des gueux.^ However that may be, this name was 
received by the nobles as a precious epithet, and soon 
became the most honorable title of that illustrious 
league. 

"The 6th of April, Brederode, being at dinner with 
other lords of his party at Culemburg's, put around his 
neck a wallet, and filling with wine a wooden cup, like 
that worn by the beggars, made all the guests follow 
his example. He declared to them at the same time 

that, 

H 



I08 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

that, while always remaining faithful to his King, not 
only would he risk everything in defence of the liberties 
of the country, although he might be reduced to carry- 
ing a wallet, but he was even ready to give up his life 
in so good a cause. All those who were at the feast, 
having in turn taken the wallet and the cup, made the 
same declaration one after the other, in the midst of a 
continual cry of * Vivent les GueiixP 

"Several of these nobles appeared the next day in 
the streets dressed in gray frieze, and carrying at the 
girdle, as a badge of honor, a small wallet and a little 
wooden cup or calabash. 

"Then (a.d. 1566), as now (a.d. 1732), the wooden 
bowl was in Brabant, like the wallet, a distinctive mark, 
and, so to speak, a livery of beggars. Furnished with 
this necessary utensil of their profession, they went 
certain days of the week to the cloisters, where, after 
having taken part in the catechising, they each re- 
ceived, according as he had answered well or badly, a 
portion of soup left over by the monks. 

"It was by this low and despised method that the 
Professor, Thomas Stapleton, was able to reach the 
highest degree of erudition, notwithstanding his poverty 
and low birth. Sure, thanks to his porringer, of victuals 
which were absolutely necessary to him, he applied 
himself first to the languages, and afterwards to the 
higher sciences, with such success that he was honored 
with the most distinguished professorship in the Uni- 
versity of Louvain. He never forgot his porringer. In 
the feasts which they gave when he was elevated to 
this important charge, not only did he then cause the 
first toast to be drunk in that cup, then ornamented 
with a foot of silver, but he desired that after his death 
it should be added to the rich ornaments of his marble 
tomb, as an example and as a beacon for other distin- 
guished men of genius, the meanness of whose extrac- 
tion might seem to condemn them to darkness. 

"The reader must pardon me this digression, which 
I would not have made but from the same motive 
which caused this great man to parade his beggar's 
bowl. 

"The gourd or bottle had its origin from the usage 

made 



BADGE OF THE SOCIETY 



109 



made of it by the pilgrims — ^that class of people who, 
to perform a penance or to fulfil certain vows, under- 
take a journey to the distant shrine of some saint, like 
that of St. James in Spain or of Loretto in Italy. They 
are obliged to go there begging by the way, and they 
carry this bottle-gourd, or calabash, attached to the 
girdle, for the purpose of carrying water for their use 
when they have to traverse dry and arid parts of the 
country. For this reason these allied nobles made use 
both of the porringer and the wallet as an emblem of 
poverty, and to turn into pleasantry the name of 
beggars, which had been given to them with so much 
indignity. This is not all. These lords, wishing to 
engrave on each other's memory the vow which each 
had made to defend the privileges of the country, even 
to carry the wallet, took pride in wearing on the breast 
certain medals attached to ribbons, and very often 
joined with a porringer and a gourd." 

The form adopted by The Holland Society is a fac- 
simile of the one to which are attached two such por- 
ringers and a gourd or bottle, and shows on its face the 
armed bust of Philip II. of Spain, with the first half 
of the motto, " en tout fidelles au roy," and on the 
reverse two wallets, between the straps of which are 
two hands joined, with the remainder of the motto, 
"jusQUES A PORTER LA BESACE," together with the 
date, 1566, the figures of which are, however, separated, 
one in each comer formed by the crossed hands and 
wallets. 

Plaster casts of originals of various sizes, in the 
Musuem of Antiquities in Amsterdam, were kindly 
presented to the Society by Dr. T. H. Blom Coster, 
physician to the Queen of the Netherlands. 

The die, which has been cut by TiflFany & Co., is the 
property of the Society. The medals, including the 
cups, the flagon, the orange ribbon, and the pin, can 
be furnished in silver for six dollars ($6) each. They 
can also be supplied in gold for twenty-eight dollars 
($28) each. Members can obtain orders from the 
Secretary and therewith be furnished with the Badge 
by addressing Tiffany & Co. 

THE 



no THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

THE SOCIETY BUTTON 

At the annual meeting of the society, April 6, 1897, 
the society adopted a button, to be worn on occa- 
sions when the wearing of the other insignia might 
be deemed inappropriate. 

This consists of a shield of gold one-half inch high 
bearing the Lion of Holland in red enamel. Members 
can obtain them of the Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co., 
comer of Chestnut and 12th Streets, Philadelphia, 
Pa., in silver gilt at one dollar each, or in 14 k. gold 
at two dollars and seventy-five cents each. 



EXECUTIVE OFFICE AND LIBRARY OF THE SOCIETY, 

90 West Street, Room 1311, New York City. 

Phone 4139 Rector. 



ADDITIONS 



ADDITIONS TO THE LIBRARY AND COL- 
LECTIONS 

To February i, 1915 

BOOKS BY GIFT AND EXCHANGE 

From the American Historical Association : 
Annual Report for Year 1912. 

From Benjamin Myer Brink: 
Olde Ulster, Volume X, 1914. 

From The John Crerar Library: 
Nineteenth Annual Report, 1913. 

From Louis P. de Boer: 
Catalogus van Boeken in Noord-Nederland 
verschenen van den vroegsten tyd tot op heden. 
M. Nyhoff, 191 1. 

From Emily J. de Forest: 

"A Walloon Family in America." 

From De Kamer van Koophandel & Fabrieken te 
Rotterdam: 
Jaarverslag, 1913. 



112 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

From Empire State Society, Sons of the American 
Revolution : 

Year Book, 1914- 

From Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio: 
Quarterly Publication, 1914. 

From The Historical Society of Pennsylvania : 

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biog- 
raphy, 19 14. 

From Interstate Commerce Commission: 
Twenty-seventh Annual Report, 1913. 

From Captain Cleveland Coxe Lansing: 

Deed to Property in Amsterdam, Republic of Batavia 
dated July 18, 1806. William Willink to Nathan 
Norton. 

Mortgage dated August 26, 181 1. Property in New 
York. Jacob Halsey and Ann, his wife, to William 
Post and Gerardus Post. 

From Maatschappij tot nut van't Algemeen : 

Mededeelingen der Maatschappy tot Nut van't 
Algemeen. 1914-1915. No. i. 

From the Mattatuck Historical Society: 
Handbook Number One, 1914. 
The President's Annual Address. 

From New Hampshire Historical Society: 
Reverend John Tucke, 1 702-1 773. 
Manual, 1914. 



ADDITIONS TO THE LIBRARY II3 

From New Haven Colony Historical Society : 
Papers, Volume VHI. 

From New Jersey Historical Society : 
Proceedings, 1913-1914. 

From New York Genealogical and Biographical Society : 
The Record, Volume XLV, 1914. 

From The New York Historical Society : 

Collections, 1910-1911; N. Y. Tax Lists, Vols. I 
and n. 

Collections, 1912-1913. 

The Treaty of Ghent, by W. M. Sloane, LL.D. 

From the New York Society Library: 
List of Shareholders and Officers, 1914. 

From New York State Historical Association : 
Volume Xn, Proceedings. 

From The Pennsylvania Society : 

Year Book, 19 14. 

The Sixteenth Annual Dinner, 1914. 

From Rutgers College: 
The John Bogart Letters, 1 776-1 782. 

From St. Nicholas Society: 
Portraits of Presidents of the Society, 183 5-1 9 14. 

From St. Nicholas Society of Nassau Island : 
Biographies and Sketches, 1914. 



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From Society of Colonial Wars : 
Year Book, 1913-1914. 

From The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick: 
One Hundred and Thirtieth Anniversary, 1914. 

From Society of Mayflower Descendants : 
The First Book of the Society, 1896. 
The Second Book of the Society, 1900. 
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1901. 
Constitution and By-Laws, Officers and Members. 
Bulletin No. 2, 1906. 
Bulletin No. 3, 1907. 

From the Society of Pennsylvania Women in New York : 
Manual, 1914. 

From State Historical Society of Iowa : 
One Hundred Topics in Iowa History. 
Iowa Journal of History and Politics, 1914. 

From James Noyes States : 
Genealogy of the States Family. 

From Union Club: 
Year Book, 19 14. 

From The Union League Club : 
Year Book, 19 14. 

From The University Club : 
Annual, 19 14. 



ADDITIONS TO THE LIBRARY IIS 

From The University of Tennessee: 
Register, 1913-1914. 
Announcement, 1914-1915. 

From The Western Reserve Historical Society: 

Catalog of Charles C. King Collection of Books on 
Costume, Tract No. 93. 

GIFTS TO THE MUSEUM 

From Nicholas Garretson Vreeland: Six wax impres- 
sions from the original seals of the town of Bergen 
op. Zoom, and one wax impression from the original 
seal of the town of 'sHeerabtskerke, C. A. 



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FORMER OFFICERS II7 

PRESIDENTS 

ELECTED 

Hooper C. Van Vorst 1885 

Robert Barnwell Roosevelt 1890 

George M. Van Hoesen 1891 

Augustus Van Wyck 1892 

James William Beekman 1893 

Warner Van Norden 1894 

D. B, St. John Roosa 1895 

Charles H. 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 Wormer 1906 

Frank Hasbrouck 1907 

Evert Jansen Wendell 1908 

Henry S. Van Duzer 1909 

Alphonso T. Clearwater 1910 

Samuel Verplanck Hoffman 1911 

Henry Lawrence Bogert 1912 

WiLLDiM Leverich Brower 1913 

ACTIVE COUNTIES 

VICE-PRESIDENTS 

for new york 

Robert Barnwell Roosevelt 1885 

Maus Rosa Vedder 1890 

Charles H. Truax 1891 

Warner Van Norden 1892 

Charles H. Truax 1894 

Samuel D. Coykendall 1896 

Tunis G. Bergen 1898 

Lucas L. Van Allen 1899 

John L. Riker 1901 

Samuel Verplanck Hoffman 1906 



Il8 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

ELECTED 

William Leverich Brower 1911 

Gerard Beekman 1913 

for kings county, n. y. 

Adrian Van Sinderen 1885 

Augustus Van Wyck 1887 

Tunis G. Bergen 1888 

Harmanus Barkaloo Hubbard 1890 

JuDAH Back Voorhees 1891 

Delavan Bloodgood 1893 

William C. De Witt 1895 

Delavan Bloodgood 1896 

Peter Wyckoff 1897 

Silas B. Dutcher 1906 

Edward J. Bergen 1909 

Albert Van Brunt Voorhees, Jr 191 1 

ohn Lott Nostrand 1913 

OHN Van Vorst Booraem 1914 

FOR QUEENS COUNTY, N. Y. 

John E. Van Nostrand (for Newtown) 1886 

Andrew J. Onderdonk (for North Hempstead) . . 1890 

Henry A. Bogert 1894 

John H. Prall 1904 

WiLLDiM F. Wyckoff 1909 

James Cornell Van Siclen 1913 

for westchester county, n. y. 

Charles Knapp Clearwater 1886 

William L, Heermance 1889 

EzEKiEL Jan Elting 1891 

William L. Heermance 1892 

Charles H. Roosevelt 1892 

David Cole 1893 

Harris E. Adriance 1894 

John R. Hegeman 1896 

WihJAAM L. Heermance 1898 

Charles R. Dusenberry 1900 

Peter J. Elting 1902 

Joseph Hasbrouck, M.D 1904 



FORMER OFFICERS II9 

ELECTED 

Eugene Elsworth 1906 

John B. Koxjwenhoven 1909 

Charles Dusenberry, Jr 1911 

Elias Warner Dusenberry 1913 

for dutchess county, n. y. 

Frank Hasbrouck 1887 

Edward Elsworth 1894 

Rev. a. p. Van Gieson '. 1905 

Irving Elting 1907 

Martin Heermance 1909 

J. Wilson Poucher 191 1 

I. Reynolds Adriance 1913 

for ulster county, n. y. 

Alphonso Trumpbour Clearwater 1885 

Samuel Decker Coykendall 1888 

Augustus Schoonmaker 1891 

Elijah Du Bois 1894 

Augustus H. Bruyn 1895 

Charles Burhans 1898 

acob Le Fevre 1901 

ESSE Elting 1903 

Hyman Roosa, M.D 1904 

Charles C. Ten Broeck 1906 

Alphonso Trumpbour Clearwater 1908 

Philip Elting 1909 

De Witt Roosa 1910 

Gilbert D. B. Hasbrouck 1913 

for albany county, n. y. 

Albert Vander Veer, M.D 1886 

Thomas J. Van Alstyne 1901 

Robert C. Pruyn 1904 

J. TowNSEND Lansing 1906 

William B. Elmendorf 1907 

Edmund Niles Huyck 1912 

Charles Visscher Winne 1913 

James N. Vander Veer 1914 



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FOR SCHENECTADY COUNTY, N. Y. 

ELECTED 

James Albert Van Voast 1886 

Giles Yates Van Der Bogert 1890 

OHN Livingston Swits 1893 

AMES Albert Van Voast 1895 

Thomas L. Barhydt 1896 

James R. Truax 1901 

Charles C. Duryee 1907 

Horace Silliman Van Voast 1912 



central new YORK* 

Formerly Onondaga County, N. Y, — 1901 to 1913 

William H. Blauvelt 1913 

Edward J. Wynkoop 1914 

FOR RICHMOND COUNTY, N. Y. 

Formerly "Staten Island" — 1890 to 1894 

Reestablished in 1906 

Calvin D. Van Name 1906 

David Barcalow Van Name 191 1 



for hudson county, n. j. 

Theodore Romeyn Varick 1886 

J. Howard Suydam 1887 

Henry M. T. Beekman 1888 

Isaac I. Vander Beek 1889 

George Clippinger Varick 1890 

Henry Traphagen 1891 

Cornelius C. Van Reypen 1892 

Francis I. Vander Beek 1893 

Garret Daniel Van Reipen 1894 

Charles Henry Voorhis 1895 

Isaac Paulis Vander Beek 1896 

Isaac Romaine 1897 

William Brinkerhoff 1898 

Frank I. Vander Beek, Jr 1899 

Henry H. Brinkerhoff, Jr 1900 



* Embracing Cayuga, Cortland, 
Chenango, Herkimer, Madison, Onei- 
da, Onondaga, Ontario, OiwegOy 



Otaego, Seneca, Schuyler, Tompkins, 
Wajme and Yates. 



FORMER OFFICERS 121 

ELECTED 

John Warren Hardenbergh 1901 

Daniel Van Winkle 1902 

ohn j. voorhees i903 

OHN J. VoORHEES, Jr I904 

Everest B. Kiersted 1905 

ReYNIER J. WORTENDYKE I906 

Marshall Van Winkle 1907 

Thomas E. Van Winkle 1909 

acob r. wortendyke i9io 

AMES S. NeWKIRK 191 1 

Hamilton Vreeland •. 1912 

De Witt Van Buskirk 1913 

Richard Garrett Sip 1914 

for bergen county, n. j. 

George Frederick Schermerhorn 1886 

ohn quackenbush i89i 

AMES M. Van Valen 1893 

OHN Paul Paulison 1894 

Elbert A. Brinckerhoff 1895 

Andrew D. Bogert 1896 

Peter Bogert 1897 

James M. Van Valen 1898 

Edward Stagg 1901 

Morse Burtis 1903 

Andrew D. Bogert 1904 

Milton Demarest 1905 

Arthur Ward Van Winkle 1906 

John Baldwin Lozier 1907 

Frank O. Van Winkle 1908 

William M. Johnson 1909 

Walter Bogert 1910 

Albert Reuben Bogert 191 1 

Isaac I. Demarest 1912 

William H. Zabriskie 1913 

Byron G. Van Horne 1914 

for passaic county, n. j, 

Martin John Ryerson 1886 

John Hopper 1888 

Robert I. Hopper 1898 

Frank Van Cleve 1910 



122 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

FOR ESSEX COUNTY, N, J. 

ELECTED 

John N. Jansen 1894 

Anson A. Voorhees 1896 

Moses J. De Witt 1898 

Carlyle E. Sutphen 1899 

John B. Van Wagenen 1901 

Harrison Van Duyne 1902 

Benjamin G. Demarest 1903 

James Suydam Polhemus 1904 

Frank R. Van Nest 1905 

Neilson Abeel 1906 

Moses J. De Witt 1908 

Herbert S. Sutphen 1909 

Theron Y, Sutphen 1910 

James S. Polhemus 1912 

Henry Van Arsdale 1913 

Jacob T. B. Bogardus 1914 

for union county, n. j, 

Harry Vander Veer De Hart 1910 

Thomas McE. Debevoise 1912 

Philip Van R. Van Wyck 1914 

for monmouth county, n. j. 

D. Augustus Van Der Veer 1888 

WilllAlM H. Vredenburg 1894 

Peter Stryker 1897 

William E. Truex 1899 

Henry H. Longstreet 1903 

David V. Perrine 1909 

William Van Dorn 1910 

David V. Perrine 191 1 

William H. Hendrickson 1914 

for morris county, n. j. 

Charles Edward Surdam 1912 

Harry Abraham Van Gilder 1914 

for suffolk county, n. y. 

Frederick Van Wyck 1913 

Robert Lefferts 1914 



FORMER OFFICERS 



123 



FOR PACIFIC COAST* 

ELECTED 

Henry L. Van Winkle 1913 

FOR NEW ENGLANDf 

William Harman Van Allen 1913 

for united states army. 

Major-General Stewart Van Vliet 1890 

General Henry C. Hasbrouck 1901 

Colonel Charles K. Winne 1908 

Colonel Adelbert Cronkhite 1913 

for united states navy. 

Delavan Bloodgood 1890 

Wm. Knickerbocker Van Reypen 1891 

Casper Schenck 1895 

Edward S. Bogert 1896 

Arthur Burtis 1897 

Chaplain Roswell R. Hoes 1901 

Com. Lewis Sayre Van Duzer 191 1 

Com. Warren J. Terhune 1912 

SECRETARIES 

George West Van Siclen 1885 

Theodore Melvin Banta 1891 

Henry Lawrence Bogert 1903 

Dttoontintted in 191 1 

RECORDING SECRETARIES 

Henry Lawrence Bogert 191 1 

Edward Van Winkle 1912 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARIES 

Edward Van Winkle 1911 

John T. Conover 1912 

Seward G. Spoor 1914 



* Comprising all of the Pacific 
Slope. 



t Comprising the New England 
Sutes. 



124 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

TREASURERS 

ELECTED 

George West Van Siclen 1885 

Abraham Van Santvoord 1886 

Eugene Van Schaick 1890 

Tunis G. Bergen 1896 

Arthur H, Van Brunt 1898 

TRUSTEES 

Hooper C. Van Vorst 1885 

William M. Hoes 1885 

WiLHELMUS MyNDERSE 1885 

Abraham Van Santvoord 1885 

George W. Van Slyck 1885 

David Van Nostrand 1885 

Henry Van Dyke 1885 

George M. Van Hoesen 1885 

Philip Van Volkenburgh, Jr 1885 

Edgar B. Van Winkle 1885 

W. A. Ogden Hegeman 1885 

Herman W. Vander Poel 1885 

George W. Van Siclen 1885 

Benjamin F. Vosburgh 1885 

Jacob Wendell 1885 

George G. De Witt 1885 

Robert Barnwell Roosevelt 1885 

Lucas L. Van Allen 1885 

Aaron J. Vanderpoel 1885 

Henry S- Van Duzer 1885 

Alexander T. Van Nest 1886 

•Augustus Van Wyck 1887 

Theodore M. Banta 1887 

Chauncey M. Depew 1887 

Frederick J. De Peyster 1887 

Walton Storm 1888 

Henry R. Beekman 1889 

John L. Riker 1889 

William W. Van Voorhis 1889 

William J. Van Arsdale 1890 

Henry S. Van Beuren 1890 

*JoHN W. Vrooman 1890 

^ Now in office. 



FORMER OFFICERS 125 

Trustees — Continued 

ELECTED 

William D. Garrison 1890 

Eugene Van Schaick 1891 

James William Beekman 1892 

Abraham Van Santvoord 1892 

•Tunis G. Bergen 1892 

D, B. St. John Roosa 1892 

Charles H. Truax 1892 

Robert A. Van Wyck 1893 

Alexander T. Van Nest 1893 

*Frank Hasbrouck 1894 

Abraham Lansing 1894 

Warner Van Norden 1895 

John H. Starin 1896 

James B. Van Woert 1896 

Egbert L. Viele 1899 

John R. Van Wormer 1899 

Samuel D. Coykendall 1900 

Commodore P. Vedder 1901 

William L. Heermance 1902 

•Garret J. Garretson 1903 

Arthur H. Van Brunt, ex-officio 1903 

Henry L. Bogert, ex-oficio 1903 

Albert Vander Veer, ex-oficio 1904 

Foster M, Voorhees 1905 

•WiLLLAM LeVERICH BrOWER I906 

•Samuel V. Hoffman 1908 

•David D. Zabriskie 1908 

•Frank I. Vander Beer, Jr 1909 

•Alphonso T. Clearwater 1909 

•Evert Jansen Wendell 1909 

Arthur H. Masten 1910 

HfiNRY S. Van Duzer 1910 

•Gerard Beekman 1911 

•E. Covert Hulst 1911 

•J. Maus Schermerhorn 1911 

•Arthur H. Van Brunt 1911 

Samuel Oakley Vander Poel 191 1 

* Now in office. 



126 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

ELECTED 

•John Everitt Van Nostrand 1912 

•Edward Van Winkle, ex-o^cio 1912 

•Henry L. Bogert 1913 

•John Leonard Varick 1913 

•Seymour Van Santvoord 1914 

•Edward DeWitt 1914 

Centers formerly represented by a Vice-President 
but not now represented. See Article 1 1 of the By-Laws. 

FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, N. Y. 

ELECTED 

Augustus W. Wynkoop 1885 

Aaron J. Vanderpoel 1886 

Peter Van Schaick Pruyn 1887 

Pierre Van Buren Hoes 1891 

Charles King Van Vleck 1894 

John C DuBois 1896 

Discontinued in 1907 

for montgomery county, n. y. 

Walter L. Van Denbergh 1886 

Alfred De Graaf 1893 

John H. Starin 1894 

Martin Van Buren 1896 

John D. Wendell 1898 

Discontinued in 1906 

for greene county, n. y. 

Evert Van Slyke 1886 

Philip V. Van Orden 1898 

Discontinued in 1906 
FOR MIDDLESEX COUNTY, N. J. 

WiLLLAM Hoffman Ten Eyck 1886 

Charles H. Voorhees 1891 

Abraham V. Schenck 1894 

William R. Duryee 1896 

Discontinued in 1897 

for cobleskill, n. y. 

John Van Schaick 1886 

Discontinued in 1895 

*Now in office. 



FORMER OFFICERS 127 

ELECTED 

for rockland county, n. y. 

Garret Van Nostrand 1886 

Cornelius R. Blauvelt 1892 

Isaac C. Raring 1893 

Discontinued in 1894 

for orange county, n. y. 

Amos Van Etten, Jr 1888 

Charles F. Van Inwegen 1893 

Seymour De Witt 1894 

Selah R. Van Duzer 1896 

Charles H. Snedeker 1897 

John Schoonmaker 1898 

John D, Van Buren 1899 

Charles F. Van Inwegen 1901 

Hiram Lozier 1903 

Rev. Wm. Wyckoff Schomp 1905 

Discontinued in 1906 

for somerset county, n. j. 

Lawrence Van Der Veer 1888 

James J. Bergen 1891 

Discontinued in 1894 

for buffalo, n. y. 
Sheldon Thompson Viele 1889 

Discontinued in 1894 

Reestablished in 1906 as Erie County 

for erie county, n. y. 
Tracy C. Becker 1906 

Discontinued in 1909 

for camden, n. j. 
Peter L. Voorhees 1889 

Discontinued in 1894 

for philadelphia, pa. 

Eugene Van Loan 1889 

Samuel S. Stryker 1893 

Eugene Van Loan 1895 

Samuel S. Stryker 1897 

Theodore Voorhees 1898 

Louis Y. Schermerhorn 1903 

Discontinued in 1907 



128 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

FOR STATEN ISLAND, N. T. 

ELECTED 

William Prall 1890 

James D. Van Hoevenberg 1891 

DUoontinaed in 1894 
RelstabUsked in 1906 as Richmond County 

for rensselaer county, n. y. 

William Chichester Groesbeck 1889 

Charles R. De Freest 1894 

Seymour Van Santvoord 1897 

Charles E. Dusenberry 1903 

John Knickerbacker 1905 

Seymour Van Santvoord 1906 

Thomas A. Knickerbacker 1908 

William M. Swartwout 1910 

DiKontinued in 191 3 

for onondaga county, n. y. 

John Van Duyn 1901 

Forbes Heermans 1904 

Francis Hendricks 1905 

John Marsellus 1906 

Rasselas a. Bonta 1908 

William H. Blauvelt 1910 

IMicontiDued in 1913 
Rtetteblisked in 1913 as Cmiral Ntm York 



LIST OF MEMBERS, FEBRUARY j, iqis 

A 

Naue Address Admitted 

Abed, John Howard New York City 

Ackerman, Albert Ammerman San Diego, Cal 

Ackerman, George H Passaic, N. J 

Ackerman, John Edmund Passaic, N. J 

Ackerman, J. Walter Auburn, N. Y 

Ackerman, William Sickles Paterson, N.J 

Ackerson, Garret G Hackensack, N. J. . . 

Ackerson, James B Passaic, N. J 

Adriance, Harris Ely Englewood, N. J. . . 

Adriance, Henry Benson New York City 

Adriance, I. Reynolds Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Adriance, John Erskine Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Adriance, Peter Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Adriance, William A Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

AUerton, Walter Scott Mt. Vernon, N. Y. . . 

Amerman, Frederick Herbert Montclair, N. J 

Amerman, James Lansing Passaic, N. J 

Amerman, William Henry Houghton . . . Garden City, N. Y. . 
Amerman, William HenryHoughton, Jr. Garden City, N. Y. . 

Amerman, William Libbey New York City. . . . 

Anthony, Richard A New York City 

Aten, William Henry Brooklyn, N. Y 

Auten, Harry Fish Trenton, N. J 



904 
907 
907 
907 
907 
907 
908 
908 
887 
896 
887 
887 
896 
887 
914 
889 

894 
888 
907 
889 
888 
909 
901 



B 



Baker, Willard Sharon, Ct 1911 

Banta, Albert Zabriskie Richmond Hill, N.Y. 1914 

Banta, Edward WoodruflF New York City 1900 

1896 
1899 
1907 
1908 
1906 
1904 
1885 
1886 



Banta, Walter Augustus Brooklyn, N. Y 

Barhydt, Thomas Low Schenectady, N. Y. 

Bates, Lindon Wallace New York City. . . 

Bayles, William Harrison New York City . . . 

Baylis, Robert N Bloomfield, N. J. . . 

Beekman, Alston Red Bank, N. J. . . 

Beekman, Gerard New York City. . . 

Beekman, Henry M. T New York City. . . 



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Name 



Address 



Admitted 



Benson, Arthur Davis New York City 1911 

Bergen, A. Beekman Tarrytown, N. Y. . . 1909 

Bergen, Francis H Summit, N. J 1890 

Bergen, James J Somerville, N. J. . . . 1888 

Bergen, John Brooklyn, N. Y 1912 

Bergen, Tunis G Brooklyn, N. Y. . . . 1885 

Bergen, Teunis J Brooklyn, N. Y. . . . 1914 

Bergen, Van Brunt Brooklyn, N. Y. . . . 1886 

Berry, John F Brooklyn, N. Y 1890 

Blauvelt, Elmer Oradell, N. J 1902 

Blauvelt, Ernest E Paterson, N. J 1911 

Blauvelt, James Gillmor Paterson, N. J 1908 

Blauvelt, Martin Post Chicago, 111 1910 

Blauvelt, William D Paterson, N. J 1910 

Blauvelt, William Hutton Syracuse, N. Y 1898 

Blauvelt, William V. A Hackensack, N. J.. . 1906 

Bleecker, Anthony James New York City 1907 

Bleecker, Theophylact Bache Cold Spring Harbor, 

L. L 1889 

Bloodgopd, Francis Milwaukee, Wis..,. . 1889 

Bloodgood, Hildreth K New York City 1889 

Bloodgood, Joseph F Flushing, N. Y 1889 

Bloomingdale, James Saratoga Springs, 

N. Y. 190+ 

Bogardus, Jacob T. B East Orange, N. J. 1900 

Bogart, John New York City 1885 

Bogart, John Benjamin New York City 1910 

Bogart, J. Bion Brooklyn, N. Y. . . . 1896 

Bogart, Joseph H. Roslyn, N. Y 1887 

Bogert, Albert Reuben Oradell, N. J 1901 

Bogert, Andrew Demarest Englewood, N. J.. .. 1889 

Bogert, Charles Albert Englewood, N. J . . . 1903 

Bogert, Charles Jacob Brooklyn, N. Y. . . . 1900 

Bogert, Daniel Gilliam Englewood, N. J... . 1903 

Bogert, Frederick H Ridgewood, N. J. . . 1904 

Bogert, Henry L Flushing, N. Y 1889 

Bogert, John Jacob New York City 1908 

Bogert, Matthew J Demarest, N. J 1905 

Bogert, Walter Tenafly, N. J 1903 

Bogert, William Jesse Westfield, N. J 1910 

Bogert, William Russell New Brighton, N. Y. 1899 

Bonta, Edwin W Syracuse, N. Y 1912 



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Name Address Admittbd 

Bonta, Frank Manley Syracuse, N. Y 

Bonta, RoUin Adelbert Syracuse, N. Y 

Booraem, John Van Vorst Brooklyn, N. Y 

Bradt, Aaron John Schenectady, N. Y.. 

Bradt, Herbert Schuyler Dongan Hills, N. Y. 

Bradt, S. Vedder Schenectady, N. Y. . 

Bradt, Warren Lansing Albany, N. Y 

Bradt, William H Schenectady, N. Y. . 

Brevoort, Edward Renwick New York City 

Brevoort, James Renwick Yonkers, N. Y 

Brinckerhoff, Alexander Gordon Brooklyn, N. Y 

Brinckerhoff, Charles Fuller, Jr New York City 

Brinckerhoff, Gurdon Grant New York City 

Brinckerhoff, Gurdon Grant, Jr New York City 

Brinckerhoff, Henry Gordon Newton Centre, 

Mass. 1913 

Brink, Benjamin Myer Saugerties, N. Y 1906 

Brink, Jacob Louis Bogota, N. J 1906 

Brink, Theodore Lake Katrine, N. Y. 1906 

Brinkerhoff, George Alyea Hackensack, N. J. . . 1897 

Brinkerhoff, Henry H Jersey City, N. J. . . 1893 

Brinkerhoff, Roelif Coe Riverside, Cal 1905 

Brinkerhoff, William Jersey City, N. J. . . . 1896 

Brodhead, Robert Packer Kingston, Pa 1906 

Brokaw, George Tuttle New York City 1906 

Brower, Abraham T. H Chicago, 111 1886 

Brower, Charles De H New York City 1886 

Brower, David Brooklyn, N. Y 1891 

Brower, Ward New York City 1898 

Brower, William Leverich New York City 1885 

Brown, James Hudson, Jr. Stamford, Ct 1896 

Bush, Irving T New York City 1909 



Christiancy, Cornelius Port Orange, Fla. . . . 191 1 

Qearwater, Alphonso T Kingston, N. Y 1885 

Clearwater, Ralph Davis Kingston, N. Y 1906 

Clute, Jesse H New York City 1911 

Cole, Cornelius A Hackensack, N. J.. . 1908 

Conover, Charles Tallmadge Seattle, Wash 1897 

Conover, Frank B Long Branch, N. J.. 1887 



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Name Address Admitted 

Conovcr, Frank E New York City 1888 

Conovcr, Frederic King Madison, Wis 1891 

Conover, Warren A New York City 1891 

Cortelyou, George Bruce New York City 1904 

Coykendall, John Newark, N. J 1909 

Cronkhite, Adelbert Willetts Point, L. I. . 1906 

Crum, Frederick Henry New York City 1914 

Cruser, Matthias Van Dyke Brooklyn, N. Y 1890 

Cuyler, Thomas De Witt Haverford, Pa 1887 



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De Bevoise, Charles Richmond, Jr Newark, N. J 1914 

De Bevoise, Cornelius S Brooklyn, N. Y 1898 

Debevoise, George New York City 1895 

Debcvoise, George W New York City 1888 

Debevoise, Paul Elizabeth, N. J 1910 

Debevoise, Thomas M Summit, N. J 1904 

De Forest, Howard Baltimore, Md 1898 

De Forest, Louis E New York City 1913 

De GraflF, Alfred Fonda, N. Y 1887 

De Groff, Arthur Lewis Newark, N. J 1898 

de Kay, Sidney Gilder New York City 1914 

de la Montanye, James New York City 1894 

Demarest, Benjamin G Montclair, N. J 1899 

Demarest, Cornelius B Hackensack, N. J.. . 1905 

Demarest, Henry Samuel Brooklyn, N. Y 1907 

Demarest, John G Oradell, N. J 1902 

Demarest, Milton Hackensack, N. J.. . 1902 

Demarest, Samuel S Bergenfield, N. J.. . . 1909 

Demarest, William H. S New Brunswick, 

N.J. 1898 

Demorest, William Curtis New York City 1914 

Denise, David D Freehold, N. J 1888 

Denise, Edwin Stanton Baltimore, Md 1898 

Depew, Chauncey M New York City 1885 

De Pew, Pierre H Nyack, N. Y 1911 

De Pew, Ralph Huyler Nyack, N. Y 1914 

de Peyster, Frederic Ashton New York City 1909 

De Witt, Andrew Heermance Maplewood, N. J.. . 1906 



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Namb Address Admitted 

De Witt, Edward Englewood, N. J. . . . 1902 

Dc Witt, J. Walter Newark, N. J 1904 

Dc Witt, Jerome Binghamton, N. Y.. 1888 

De Witt, Jerome Pennington Newark, N. J 1908 

De Witt, Moses J Newark, N. J 1888 

De Witt, Peter New York City 1885 

De Witt, Sutherland Elmira, N. Y 1890 

De Witt, Theodore New York City 1902 

De Witt, Thomas May Cleveland, 1891 

De Witt, William Cantine Kingston, N. Y 1914 

De Witt, William G New York City 1 885 

Dey, Morris Fort Hunter, N. Y.. 1913 

Dey, Richard V San Francisco, Cal.. 1892 

Deyo, Andrew Yonkers, N. Y 1892 

Deyo, Emery Highwood, N. J 1905 

Deyo, Norman LeRoy Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 1911 

Deyo, Perry New Paltz, N. Y. . . . 1907 

Deyo, Solomon Le Fevre New York City 1892 

Deyoi Walter Christian Hoboken, N. J 1905 

Dillenbeck, Morris H .* New York City 1885 

Ditmars, Edward W New York City 1886 

Ditmars, Harold Edward Brooklyn, N. Y. . . . 1914 

Ditmars, Isaac Edward Brooklyn, N. Y 1888 

Ditmars, John Brooklyn, N. Y 1900 

Ditmars, Townsend Van Pelt Brooklyn, N. Y 1906 

Dolson, Josiah W New York City 191 1 

Doison, William Hamilton New York City 1910 

Douw, Charles G Scotia, N. Y 1887 

Du Bois, Abraham B New Paltz, N. Y.. . . 1909 

Du Bois, Charles A New York City 1904 

Du Bois, Cornelius New York City 1889 

Du Bois, Philip H New Paltz, N. Y.. . . 1909 

Du Bois, William E New Paltz, N. Y 1904 

Dumont, John Eignace Rochester, N. Y.. . . 1906 

Duryea, Chester Bumell Brooklyn, N. Y, 1898 

Duryea, Harry H New York City 1898 

Duryec, Gustavus Abeel Pelham Manor, N.Y. 1889 

Duryee, Harvey Hoag Los Angeles, Cal 1898 

Duryee, Jacob Eugene Los Angeles, Cal. . . . 1891 

Duryee, Joseph R New York City 1885 

Duryee, Peter Stanford Englewood, N. J. . . . 1899 

Dusenberry, Charles, Jr Tuckahoe, N. Y. . . . 1898 



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Name Address Admitted 



Dusenberry, Charles R Yonkers, N. Y 

Dusenberry, Elias Warner Bronxville, N. Y.. . . 

Dusenberry, James Dudley New York City 

Dusenbury, Edwin Coles Lake Mahopac,N.Y. 

Dusenbury, Henry Genet, Jr Cedar Grove, N. J.. 

Dutcher, Charles Mason Montclair, N. J 

Dutcher, De Witt P Brooklyn, N. Y 

Dutcher, Frank J Hopedale, Mass.. . . 

Dutcher, Malcolm B Westfield, N. J 

Dutcher, Robert R Brooklyn, N. Y 

Dutcher, William A Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 



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906 

906 

911 



E 

Earl, Edward Montclair, N. J 1911 

Earle, Arthur Winthrop New Haven, Ct 1914 

Earle, Frank Hasbrouck Newark, N. J 1908 

Earle, Thornton New York City 1914 

Edsall, Clarence Colorado Springs, 

Colo. 1894 

Edsall, Frederick D Brooklyn, N. Y 1906 

Edsall, William Henry Wallingford, Ct 1906 

Elmendorf, Dwight L New York City 1888 

Elmendorf, John B New York City 1888 

Elmendorf, William Burgess Albany, N. Y 1892 

Elmendorf, William Stark Albany, N. Y 1907 

Elsworth, Edward Wead Watertown, N. Y. . . 1887 

Elsworth, Eugene Irvington, N. Y 1897 

Elting, Irving Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 1887 

Elting, Jacob Clintondale, N. Y.. . 1890 

Elting, Jesse New Paltz, N. Y 1890 

Elting, Philip Kingston, N. Y 1892 

Eltinge, Henry Loyd, N. Y 1904 

Esselstyn, Everett James New York City. . . . 1889 

Everson, Charles B Syracuse, N. Y 1903 



Fosburgh, J. B. A New York City 1913 

Freer, Alfred Maurice, Jr New York City 1906 

Fryer, Robert L BuflFalo, N. Y 1886 



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Name Address Admitted 

Garretson, Garret J Elmhurst, N. Y 1887 

Garretson, James Elmhurst, N. Y 1911 

Garretson, Mitchell P New York City 1909 

Goelet, Robert Newport, R. 1 1901 

Goelet, Robert Walton Newport, R. 1 1901 

Groat, Louis William New York City 1908 

Groat, William Avery Syracuse, N. Y 1914 

Groesbeck, Edward Anson Albany, N. Y 1887 

Groesbeck, Herman John Cincinnati, 1887 

Groesbeck, Telford Cincinnati, 1899 

Groesbeck, William Gerard Philadelphia, Pa 1899 

Gulick, Alexander Reading Princeton, N. J 1890 

Gulick, Charlton Reading New York City 1890 

Gulick, John C New York City. . . . 1888 



H 

Hance, John Atkinson New York City. . . 

Hanson, Arthur Taber Mt. Vernon, N. Y.. 

Hardenbergh, John Warren Jersey City, N. J.. . 

Hardenbergh, Thomas Eddy New York City. . . 

Haring, James Smith Crafton, Pa 

Haring, Teunis A Hackensack, N. J.. 

Hasbrouck, Alfred Washington, D. C. 

Hasbrouck, Bruyn New Paltz, N. Y.. . 

Hasbrouck, Cornelius Van Dyke Rosendale, N. Y.. . 

Hasbrouck, Frank Poughkeepsie, N. Y 

Hasbrouck, Garrett Roosa Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. 

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

Hasbrouck, Howard New York City. . . 

Hasbrouck, Isaac E Brooklyn, N. Y.. . . 

Hasbrouck, James Foster Larchmont Manor, 

N. Y 

Hasbrouck, J. Roswell Larchmont Park, 

N. Y 

Hasbrouck, Joseph E Modena, N. Y 

Hasbrouck, Levi Ogdensburg, N. Y.. 

Hasbrouck, Louis Bevier New York City. . . 

Hasbrouck, Louis Philip Poughkeepsie, N. Y 



911 

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891 
907 
898 
907 
890 
907 

903 
886 

900 

890 

892 

889 

894 

902 
890 
892 
899 

893 



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Name Address Admitted 

Hasbrouck, Oscar Wingdale, N. Y. . . . 1890 

Hasbrouck, Oscar Hudson, N. Y 1906 

Hasbrouck, Sayer Hamilton, Bermuda 1887 

Hasbrouck, William Fitch Yonkers, N. Y 1906 

Heermance, Martin Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 1887 

Heermance, Radcliffe Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 1906 

Heermans, Forbes Syracuse, N. Y 1890 

Hegeman, Adrian Augustus Black Mountain, 

N.C. 1895 

Hegeman, Alanson Kerr New York City 1914 

Hegeman, Albert Clarence New York City 1903 

Hegeman, Charles New York City 1908 

Hegeman, Daniel Andrew Brooklyn, N. Y 1904 

Hegeman, Daniel Van Brunt Brooklyn, N. Y 1901 

Hegeman, John Rogers Mamaroneck, N. Y. 1892 

Hegeman, Joseph P Pittsburgh, Pa 1885 

Hendricks, Clarence P Kingston, N. Y 1906 

Hendricks, Francis Syracuse, N. Y 1904 

Hendricks, Howard Kingston, N. Y 1907 

Hendrickson, George Davis Jersey City 1914 

Hendrickson, Hubbard Bayside, N. Y 1909 

Hendrickson, James P Red Bank, N. J 1898 

Hendrickson, William Henry, Red Bank, N. J 1898 

Hoagland, Henry Williamson Colorado Springs, 

Colo. 1909 

Hoagland, Ira Gould Brooklyn, N. Y 1913 

Hoagland, Mahlon L Rockaway, N. J 191 1 

Hoagland, Thomas Gordon Rockaway, N. J 191 1 

Hoagland, Thomas Hudson Rockaway, N. J 1910 

Hoes, Ernest Peter Yonkers, N. Y 1904 

Hoes, Roswell Randall Washington, D. C. . 1887 

Hoes, William Myers New York City 1885 

Hoffman, Charles Frederick New York City 1910 

Hoffman, Charles Gouverneur Oxford, Eng 1912 

Hoffman, Samuel Verplanck Morristown, N. J. . . 1904 

Hoffman, William M. V New York City 1910 

Hogeboom, Francklyn New York City 1898 

Holdrum, Garret Samuel Milton Westwood, N. J 1903 

Hopper, Abram B South Orange, N. J.. 191 1 

Hopper, John Jacob Waldwick, N. J 1911 

Hopper, Raymond Gould East Orange, N. J.. . 1912 

Hopper, Robert Imlay Paterson, N. J 1886 



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137 



Name Address Admitted 

Hopper, Roland Inslee Newark, N. J 1910 

Hopper, Stanley H Newark, N. J 1910 

Hornbeck, Frederick Augustus Kansas City, Mo. . . 1898 

Hotaling, George P New York City 1898 

Hubbard, H. Barkuloo Bayshore, N. Y 1887 

Hubbard, Timothy I Babylon, N. Y 1889 

Hubbs, Charles Francis West Islip, N. Y.. . . 191 1 

Hulst, E. Covert Flushing, N. Y 1897 

Huyck, Edmund Niles Albany, N. Y 1890 



J 

Jacobus, Arthur Middleton New York City . . 

Jacobus, David Schenck Jersey City, N. J.. 

Jacobus, John W New York City. . 

Jacobus, Melancthon Williams Hartford, Ct 

Johnson, William Colet Boston, Mass 

Johnson, William Mindred Hackensack, N. J. 

Johnston, Charles Edward Syracuse, N. Y. . . 



1885 
1891 
1887 
1891 
1904 

190S 
1902 



K 

Keator, Frederic Rose New York City 1909 

Keator, Harry Mayham New York City 1909 

Keator, William Chauncey Wayne, Pa 1910 

Kiersted, Everest B New York City 1896 

Kiersted, Henry S Burlingame, Cal 1907 

Kip, Charles A Morristown, N. J. . . 1893 

Kip, Clarence V. S New York City. . . . 1885 

Kip, Elbert S Morristown, N. J. . . 1902 

Kip, Frederic Ellsworth Montclair, N. J 1907 

Kip, George G Morristown, N. J. . . 1885 

Kip, Ira A., Jr South Orange, N. J.. 1895 

Kip, Irving De Forest Passaic, N. J 1896 

Kipp, Reuben E Passaic, N. J 1909 

Knickerbacker, John Troy, N. Y 1887 

Knickerbacker, Thomas Adams Troy, N. Y 1889 

Kouwenhoven, Gerrit Brooklyn, N. Y 1888 

Kouwenhoven, John Bennem Yonkers, N. Y 1904 

Kouwenhoven, Peter Brooklyn, N. Y 1892 



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THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 



Name Address Admitted 

Kouwenhoven, William Henry Brooklyn, N. Y 1910 

Kuykendall, George Benson Pomeroy, Wash. . . . 1914 



Lansing, Charles E New York City 

Lansing, Charles Treadway Tenafly, N. J 

Lansing, Cleveland Coxe War Dept., U. S. A. . 

Lansing, Egbert Peake Cohoes, N. Y 

Lansing, George Dow Providence, R. L. . . 

Lansing, Gerrit Yates Albany, N. Y 

Lansing, Gulian ver Planck Chicago, 111 

Lansing, Hugh Henry Watervliet, N. Y.. . . 

Lansing, Isaac De F Albany, N. Y 

Lansing, James Albert Scranton, Pa 

Lansing, James B. W Tenafly, N. J 

Lansing, John Townsend Albany, N. Y 

Lansing, Robert Watertown, N. Y. . . 

Lansing, Sanford Green Tenafly, N. J 

Lansing, Willard Irving Providence, R. L. . . 

Lashar, Thomas Benton Bridgeport, Ct 

Le Fever, Henry B New Paltz, N. Y.. . . 

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

Lefevre, Albert A New Paltz, N. Y.. . . 

Lefevre, Arthur N Albany, N. Y 

Le Fevre, Edward Young Fallsburgh, N. Y. . . 

Le Fevre, Frank Jacob New Paltz, N. Y.. . 

Lefferts, Robert East Moriches, N.Y. 

Leggett, Edward Henry Albany, N. Y 

Longstreet, Henry H Matawan, N. J. . . . 

Lott, Henry Ditmas Brooklyn, N. Y 

Lott, Jerome Brooklyn, N. Y 

Lowe, Charles H Dayton, O 

Lowe, John Gilbert II Dayton, O 

Lozier, Hiram Newburgh, N. Y — 

Lozier, John Baldwin Oradell, N. J 

Lozier, Lemuel Hackensack, N. J.. . 

Lozier, Theodore F New York City 

Luyster, Samuel Britton, Jr Brooklyn, N. Y 

Lydecker, Charles E New York City 



910 
914 
894 
909 

90s 
892 

910 

899 

887 

904 

900 

886 

907 

914 

90s 

902 

902 

903 
909 

911 

90s 
906 

891 
899 

889 

904 

90s 
902 

911 

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900 
906 

908 

90s 
886 



LIST OF MEMBERS I39 

Naub Address Admitted 

Lydecker, Ralph D Englewood, N. J.. . . 1912 

Lydecker^ Robert Colfax Honolulu, Hawaii . . . 1914 

Lydecker, Thomas William Englewood, N. J.. . . 1905 

M 

Marsellus, John Syracuse, N. Y 1887 

Masten, Arthur Haynsworth New York City 1896 

Mead, Isaac Franklin Caldwell, N. J 1893 

Merselis, Abram Jacobus New York City 1907 

Meserole, Qinton V Englewood, N. J 1904 

Meserole, Walter Monfort Brooklyn, N. Y 1890 

Messier, Benjamin Edmund Montclair, N. J 1909 

Messier, Robert Ayres Trenton, N. J 1906 

Miller, George Congdon Buffalo, N. Y 1910 

Morris, John J New York City 1896 

Mott, Alexander Hosack New York City 1906 

Mott, Hopper Striker New York City 1889 

Myer, Albert James Pemaquid, Me 1889 

Myers, Edward White Plains, N. Y.. 1909 

Myers, John Hays White Plains, N. Y.. 1895 



N 

Neafie, John New York City. . 

Nevius, David New York City. . 

Nevius, Theodore Mellick Glen Ridge, N. J.. 

Newkirk, Arthur P Jersey City, N. J. . 

Newkirk, Charles Allison Jersey City, N. J. . 

Newkirk, Clarence Garfield Mahwah, N. J 

Newkirk, Eugene Jersey City, N. J.. 

Newkirk, George Albert Jersey City, N. J.. 

Newkirk, Halsey Vreeland Jersey City, N. J.. 

Newkirk, Harry Meeker Glen Rock, N. J. . 

Newkirk, James Stewart Jersey City, N. J.. 

Newkirk, Lewis Henry Jersey City, N. J.. 

Nostrand, George Englebert Brooklyn, N. Y.. . 



1912 

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190S 
1909 

1914 

1906 

1902 

1913 
1907 

1907 

1906 

1913 

1889 



O 

Onderdonk, Andrew J Manhasset, N. Y. . . 1885 

Onderdonk, Andrew J., Jr. New York City 1910 

J 



I40 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

Name Address Admitted 

Onderdonk, Thomas W Brooklyn, N. Y.. . . . 1888 

Opdyke, Charles P Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1913 

Opdyke, George H New York City 1913 

Opdyke, Levings A Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1913 

Opdyke, William Stryker Alpine, N. J 1892 

Osterhoudt, Jeremiah P Schenectady, N. Y.. 1909 

Ostrander, Alson B New York City 1902 

Ostrander, Charles F New York City 1908 

Ostrander, John Edwin Amherst, Mass 1907 

Ostrom, Frederic Posthof Paris, France 1899 

Outwater, Edwin Riverdale on Hudson, 

N. Y. 1910 

Outwater, Samuel Riverside, Cal 1906 



Palen, Frank A New York City 1901 

Perrine, David Vanderveer Freehold, N. J 1889 

Poillon, Arthur Monterey, Cal 1912 

Polhemus, Abraham Newton Centre, 

Mass. 1887 

Polhemus, George Weeks New York City 1912 

Polhemus, Henry Martin Englewood, N. J 1912 

Polhemus, James Suydam Newark, N. J 1887 

Polhemus, John Arthur New York City 1905 

Post, James S Philadelphia, Pa.. . . 1910 

Post, Livingston S Paterson, N. J 1909 

Post, Walter Passaic, N. J 1909 

Post, William H Paterson, N. J 1910 

Poucher, J. Wilson Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 1890 

Prall, John H Elmhurst, N. Y 1889 

Prall, William Princeton, N. J 1887 

Prall, William Russell Boonton, N. J 1910 

Provost, Andrew Jackson Brooklyn, N. Y 1904 

Provost, Andrew Jackson, Jr Richmond Hill, N.Y. 1894 

Pruyn, Foster Albany, N. Y 1911 

Pruyn, Robert C Albany, N. Y 1886 



Quackenbos, Henry Forrest New York City 1894 

Quackenbos, John Duncan New York City 1912 



LIST OF MEMBERS I4I 

Name Address Admitted 



Quackenbush, Abraham C New York City. . 

Quackenbushy Qaire C Aberdeen, Wash.. 

Quackenbush, Edward Sherwood, Oregon. 

Quackenbush, Schuyler New York City. . 

Quinby, Frank Haviland Brooklyn, N. Y. . 



188s 
1906 
1911 
1897 
1912 



Rapelje, Charles Vanderveer Elmhurst, 

Long Island 1912 

Rapelje, Jacob George Paris, France 1897 

Rapelje, Peter Brooklyn, N. Y 1913 

Rapelje, Peter Ditmars Brooklyn, N. Y 1912 

Rapelje, Walter Suydam Brooklyn, N. Y 1913 

Rapelye, John A Elmhurst, N. Y 191 1 

Remsen, Phcsnix Babylon, N. Y 1894 

Riker, Henry IngersoU New York City 1895 

Riker, John J New York City 1886 

Romaine, De Witt Clinton New York City 1889 

Romeyn, James A Hackensack, N. J.. . 1904 

Roosa, De Witt Kingston, N. Y 1887 

Roosa, Frederick Rowland New York City 1907 

Roosa, Jay Hardenburgh Kingston, N. Y 1907 

Roosa, Philip G Albany, N. Y 1911 

Roosa, Tracy Louis New York City 1908 

Roosa, William Minard New York City 1906 

Roosevelt, Franklin D Hyde Park, N. Y. . . 1910 

Roosevelt, Frederick New York City 1885 

Roosevelt, Robert B New York City 1885 

Roosevelt, Theodore Oyster Bay, N. Y. . . 1885 

Ryer, Thomas Albert Jersey City, N. J. . . . 1914 

Ryerson, Jacob V Jamaica, L. 1 1913 



Sanders, William N. S Albany, N. Y 1890 

Sayres, Gilbert Barker Richmond Hill, N.Y. 1907 

Schenck, Charles De Bevoise Englewood, N. J.. . . 1898 

Schenck, Charles Lott Brooklyn, N. Y 1901 

Schenck, Douglas S Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1908 



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THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 



Name Address Admitted 

Schenck, Edward Felton New York City 1911 

Schencky Henry De Bevoise Ridgefield, Ct 1892 

Schenck, Mervin Ryerson Wyoming, N. J 1903 

Schenck, Robert P Jersey City, N. J 1908 

Schenck, Vincent R Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1908 

Schermerhorn, Arthur Frederic New York City 1909 

Schermerhom, E. Gibert New York City 1909 

Schermerhorn, J. Maus New York City 1886 

Schermerhom, Julian H Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1902 

Schermerhom, Nicholas Irving Schenectady, N. Y.. 1898 

Schermerhom, William George Schenectady, N. Y.. 1898 

Schomp, William WyckoflF Beacon-on-Hudson, 

N. Y. 1893 

Schoonmaker, Adrian'Onderdonk Montclair, N. J 1886 

Schoonmaker, Frederick W Montclair, N. J 1885 

Schoonmaker, James M. Pittsburgh, Pa 1889 

Schoonmaker, Nathaniel Roos Nyack, N. Y 1904 

Schoonmaker, Samuel V Newburgh, N. Y.. . . 1909 

Schoonmaker, Sylvanus Lothrop New York City 1889 

Schurman, George Wellington New York City 1895 

Schurman, Jacob Gould Ithaca, N. Y 1892 

Schuyler, Charles Edward Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.. 1889 

Schuyler, Clarence R Newark, N. J 1912 

Schuyler, Hamilton Trenton, N. J 1897 

Schuyler, Montgomery Roosevelt Nyack, N. Y 1885 

Schuyler, Philip Van Rensselaer New York City 1907 

Schuyler, Sidney SchiefFelin Plainfield, N. J 1907 

Schuyler, Stephen Albany, N. Y 1889 

Schuyler, Van Rensselaer New York City 1910 

Shockley, William Penn Dover, Del 1910 

Simonson, Charles Edgar West New Brighton, 

N.Y. 1909 

Simonson, William Abram New York City 1908 

Sip, Richard Garrett Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1908 

Skaats, David Schuyler New York City 1899 

Skillman, Joseph H Flushing, N. Y. 1892 

Sleght, B. Has Brouck Newark, N. J 1904 

Sleight, Peter R Arlington, N. Y 1908 

Slingerland, George Oscar Mechanicsville,N.Y. 1910 

Slingerland, William Harris Saratoga Springs, 

N. Y. 1892 

Sloat, Benjamin C Patterson, N. Y.. . . 1910 



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143 



Namb Address Admitted 

Sloat, Edson S Patterson, N. Y 1911 

Sloat, Orson Wright Patterson, N. Y. . . . 1910 

Smidt, A. Campbell Lee New York City 1909 

Smidt, Frank B New York City. . . . 1888 

Snedeker, Alfred Melvine New York City 1904 

Snedeker, Charles Dippolt Perth Amboy, N. J. 1908 

Spoor, Seward Goetschius Brooklyn, N. Y 1912 

Springsteen, Azariah M Forest Hills, N. Y.. . 1913 

Springsteen, David Forest Hills, N. Y.. . 191 3 

Staats, E. Pomeroy New York City 1911 

Staats, John Henry New York City 1907 

Staats, Robert Parker New York City 1914 

Stagg, Edward Leonia, N. J 1892 

Stagg, Peter Westervelt Hackensack, N. J.. . 1905 

Starin, James Henry Homer, N. Y 1904 

Starin, Stephen Holt Syracuse, N. Y 1913 

Stevens, John Bright W. New Brighton, 

N.Y. 1888 

Stillwell, John E New York City 1901 

Stockton, Elias Boudinot East Orange, N. J.. 1909 

Storm, Clarence New York City 1894 

Storm, Irving G Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 1902 

Stoutenburgh, Abram Sheffield Culver, Ind 1912 

Stoutenburgh, John Hall New York City 1905 

Stryker, John Edwards St. Paul, Minn 1893 

Stryker, Samuel Stanhope Philadelphia, Pa.. . . 1890 

Stymus, William Pierre, Jr Port Chester, N. Y.. 1903 

Suits, Peter Langrave Tribes Hill, N. Y 1914 

Surdam, Charles Edw Morristown, N. J. . . 1896 

Sutphen, C. Edgar Newark, N. J 1892 

Sutphen, Carlyle E., Jr Newark, N. J 1904 

Sutphen, Duncan Dunbar New York City 1897 

Sutphen, Henry R New York City 1912 

Sutphen, Herbert Sands Newark, N. J 1892 

Sutphen, John Schureman New York City. . . . 1890 

Sutphen, Theron Y Newark, N. J 1892 

Sutphen, William Potter Bloomfield, N. J. . . . 1904 

Suydam, Bernardus Elmhurst, N. Y 1908 

Suydam^ Evert Brooklyn, N. Y 1899 

Suydam, Frederick Dorflinger Amherst, Mass 1914 

Suydam, Lambert New York City 1885 

Suydam, Lambert, Jr New York City 1900 



144 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

Name Address Admitted 

Suydam, Walter Lispenard Blue Point, N. Y 1905 

Suydam, William F Montclair, N. J 1888 

Swart, Roland B Glen Ridge, N. J.. . . 1908 

Swartwout, John Benjamin Richmond, Va 1909 

Swartwout, William Merrill Troy, N. Y 1905 



Tallman, Francis John Newton Brooklyn, N. Y 1914 

Tappen, James Macfarlane New York City 1898 

Tappen, Richard Kingston, N. Y 1904 

Teller, George Gregg Cranford, N. J 1906 

Teller, Myron Kingston, N. Y 1896 

Ten Broeck, Charles Cornwall Kingston, N. Y 1899 

Ten Broeck, Rensselaer Hillsdale, N. Y 1907 

Ten Broeck, William Edward Milwaukee, Wis 1901 

Ten Eyck, Mills Albany, N. Y 1911 

Ten Eyck, Peter G Albany, N. Y 1911 

Terhune, J. Edwin Albany, N. Y 1910 

Terhune, John Irving Paterson, N. J 1905 

Terhune, Nicholas New York City 1908 

Terhune, P. Christie Hackensack, N. J.. . 1906 

Terhune, Peter P New York City 1912 

Terhune, Walter Hackensack, N. J.. . 1905 

Terhune, Warren Jay U. S. Navy 1906 

Terwilliger, Edward N EUenvUle, N. Y 191 1 

Traphagen, Henry Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1890 

Truax, Arthur Dickinson New York City 1895 

Truax, James R Schenectady, N. Y.. 1889 

Truex, William E Freehold, N. J 1890 

Turner, Charles Henry Black Waycross, Ga 1904 

U 

Underbill, Francis Jay New York City 1907 

VAN A 

Van Alen, Benjamin Taylor Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1913 

Van Allen, Harry John Utica, N. Y 1906 

Van Allen, John Delbert Clinton, la 1908 

Van Allen, William Harman Boston, Mass 1890 



LIST OF MEMBERS I45 

Name Address Admitted 

Van Alstine, Philip Spring Valley, N. Y. 1898 

Van Alstyne, Lawrence Sharon, Ct 1893 

Van Alstyne, Percy W Plainfield, N. J 1905 

Van Alstyne, William Becker Plainfield, N. J 1904 

Van Antwerp, Dudley Strickland Montclair, N. J 1909 

Van Antwerp, Elmer Howard Denver, Colo 1910 

Van Antwerp, Frederick G Montclair, N. J 1909 

Van Antwerp, Thomas Irwin Albany, N. Y 1889 

Van Antwerp, William C New York City 1892 

Van Arsdale, George D Douglas, Ariz 1910 

Van Arsdale, Henry Newark, N. J 1892 

Van Arsdale, Henry, Jr Newark, N. J 1914 

Van Auken, David H Cohoes, N. Y 1887 



VAN B 

Van Benschoten, Earle New Haven, Ct.. . 

Van Benschoten, Elias T Poughkeepsie, N. Y 

Van Benschoten, John Poughkeepsie, N. Y 

Van Benschoten, Richard Palmer New Haven, Conn. 

Van Benschoten, William A Washington, D. C. 

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

Van Benschoten, William Henry New York City. . . 

Van Benthuysen, Walter New Orleans, La.. . 

Van Beuren, Frederick T New York City . . . 

Van Blarcom, Wessels Paterson, N.J 

Van Blaricom, George W Jersey City, N. J.. . 

Van Brunt, Arthur Hoffman New York City. . . 

Van Brunt, Cornelius Bergen Brooklyn, N. Y — 

Van Brunt, Edmund Cluett Leonia, N. J 

Van Brunt, Jaques Brooklyn, N. Y.. . . 

Van Brunt, Jeremiah Rutger Brooklyn, N. Y — 

Van Brunt, John Lott West Wood, N. J. . 

Van Brunt, Mervin Schenck Brooklyn, N. Y.. . . 

Van Buren, Charles Henry Englewood, N. J... 

Van Buren, John Craig Amsterdam, N. Y.. 

Van Buren, John Dash New Brighton, N. Y 

Van Buren, Martin Enders Amsterdam, N. Y.. 

Van Buskirk, Arthur Hackensack, N. J.. 

Van Buskirk, Charles John Hackensack, N. J.. 

Van Buskirk, De Witt Bayonne, N. J 

Van Buskirk, William Jersey City, N. J. . . 



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VAN C 

Name Address Admitted 

Van Cleaf, John C Montclair, N. J. . . . 1885 

Van Cleave, Brenton G St. Louis, Mo 191 1 

Van Cleef, Henry Howell Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 1895 

Van Cleef, James H New Brunswick, N.J. 1887 

Van Cleve, Frank Paterson, N. J 1909 

Van Qeve, Garret Clifton, N. J 1909 

Van Cortlandt, James Stevenson Croton, N. Y 1906 

Van Cott, Lincoln Pequannock, N. J.. . 1887 

Van Cott, Pierrepont Brooklyn, N. Y 1909 

Van Cott, Waldemar Salt Lake City, Utah 1907 



VAN D 



Van Demark, John W New York City. . 

Vander Beek, Francis Isaac New York City. . 

Vandergrift, Jos. B New York City. . 

Vanderhoef, Frank Fellows New York City. . 

Vanderhoef, George Wyckoff New York City. . 

Vanderhoef, Harman Blauvelt New York City. . 

Vanderhoef, Nathaniel Wyckoff New York City. . 

Vanderhoof, Charles A Locust Point, N. J 

Vanderhoof, William M Bronxville, N. Y.. 

Van der Poel, John New York City. . . 

Vander Poel, S. Oakley, Jr New York City. . 

Vanderpoel, Waldron B New York City. . 

Vander Poel, W. Halsted New York City. . 

Vanderpool, Wynant Davis Morristown, N. J. 

Vander Veer, Albert Albany, N. Y.. . . . 

Vander Veer, Albert, Jr New York City. . 

Vanderveer, Charles Brooklyn, N. Y.. . 

Vander Veer, Edgar Albert Albany, N. Y 

Vanderveer, Edward Bennett Brooklyn, N. Y.. . 

Vander Veer, Francis S Somerville, N. J.. 

Vanderveer, Henry Boerum Brooklyn, N. Y.. . 

Vanderveer, James Hempstead, N. Y, 

Vander Veer, James Newell Albany, N. Y 

Vanderveer, John West Islip, N. Y.. 

Vanderveer, John H Elmhurst, N. Y.. . 



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Name Address Admitted 

Vandcrvccr, John Lott Brooklyn, N. Y. . . . 1912 

Van Dcrvecr, John Reeve Yonkers, N. Y 1885 

Vander Veer, Seeley New York City 1906 

Vander Voort, Frederick Ten Eyck. . . .Pater8on,N. J 1914 

Vander Voort, John Coe Paterson, N. J 1914 

Van Derwerken, Alfred Brooklyn, N. Y 1901 

Van Deusen, Albert H Washington, D. C. . 1906 

Van Deusen, Frank Montague Sylacauga, Ala 1892 

Van Deusen, George Clark Albany, N. Y 1897 

Van Deusen, Walter M Newark, N. J 1913 

Vandevanter, Charles Oscar Baltimore, Md 1897 

Van Deventer, Christopher Chicago, 111 1897 

Van Deventer, George Mather Brooklyn, N. Y 1887 

Van Deventer, William Edward Chicago, 111 1914 

Van De Water, George Roe New York City 1886 

Van Doren, J. I Ilion,N.Y 1914 

Van Doren, Louis O New York City 1887 

Van Doren, Nathaniel Goodwin Newark, N. J 1907 

Van Dusen, Frank L Mohawk, N. Y 1909 

Van Duyn, Edward S Syracuse, N. Y 1901 

Van Duyn, John Syracuse, N. Y 1887 

Van Duzer, Adelbert Hcrvey New York City. . . . 1912 

Van Duzer, Frank A Albany, N. Y 1911 

Van Duzer, Henry S New York City 1885 

Van Duzer, Lewis S U. S. Navy 1910 

Van Dyke, Henry The Hague : 1885 

Van Dyke, Henry Seward Los Angeles, Cal 1904 

Van Dyke, Herbert New York City 1888 

Van Dyke, Robert L New York City 1913 

Van Dyke, Theodore A., Jr Philadelphia, Pa 1906 

Van Dyke, William Detroit, Mich 1908 



VAN E 

Van Emburgh, Wesley Ridgewood, N. J.. . . 1904 

Van Epps, Robert Johnson Schenectady, N. Y. . 1914 

Van Etten, Amos Kingston, N. Y 1886 

Van Etten, Edgar New York City 1887 

Van Etten, John De Camp Tuckahoe, N. Y. . . . 1909 

Van Etten, Nathan Bristol New York City 1898 



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VAN F 

Name Address Admitted 
Van Fleet, Frank Scarsdale, N. Y 1894 



VAN G 

Van Gaasbeek, Amos C Chester, N. J 

Van Gaasbeek, Harvey David Sussex, N. J 

Van Gaasbeek, Louis Wheat Brooklyn, N. Y. . . 

Van Gieson, John Banta Hackensack, N. J. 

Van Gilder, Charles Gage Morristown, N. J. 

Van Gilder, Harry Abraham Morristown, N. J. 

Van Gilder, Harry Pruden Morristown, N. J. 

Van Guysling, George Edmund Los Angeles, Cal.. 



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1912 
1912 
1904 



VAN H 

Van Heusen, Charles Manning Albany, N. Y 1896 

Van Hoesen, David Wadsworth Cortland, N. Y 1903 

Van Hoesen, Henry Bartlett Truxton, N. Y 1907 

Van Horn, Frank Milton Murray Hill, N. J.. . 1905 

Van Home, Byron G Englewood, N. J.. . . 1901 

Van Home, John G New York City 1889 

Van Home, John Russell New York City 1905 

Van Houten, George Dexter Richmond Hill, N.Y. 1906 

Van Houten, Isaac Paterson, N. J 1900 

Van Houten, Zabriskie A Passaic, N. J 1906 



VAN I 

Van Inwegen, Charles F Port Jervis, N. Y. . . 1888 

Van Inwegen, Cornelius Brooklyn, N. Y 1908 



VAN K 

Van Keuren, Charles A Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1909 

Van Keuren, Qarence E Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1912 

Van Keuren, Fred C Newark, N. J 1909 



LIST OF MEMBERS I49 

Name Address Admitted 

Van Keuren, George Englewood, N. J.. . . 1909 

Van Keuren, Graham Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1909 

Van Keuren, William Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1909 

Van Kleecky Charles Mayer New York City 1902 

Van Kleeck, Frank Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 1887 

Van KJeeck, Theodore Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 1889 

Van Kleeck, William H New York City. . . . 1888 



VAN L 

Van Liew, Alfred B Bloomfield, N. J. 

Van Liew, Henry A New York City. 

Van Loan, Andrew B New York City. 

Van Loan, Frederick W Flushing, N. Y. . 

Van Loan, James C. P New York City. 

Van Loan, Joseph T New York City . . 

Van Loan, Morton Albany, N. Y.. . . 

Van Loan, Thomas Brooklyn, N. Y.. 

Van Loan, William Thomas Athens, N. Y — 

Van Loan, Zelah New York City. 



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1893 



VAN M 

Van Mater, George G Peru, Indiana 1897 

Van Mater, Gilbert Taylor Keyport, N.J 1905 



VAN N 

Van Name, Calvin Decker Mariner's Harbor, 

N.Y. 1888 

Van Ness, Frederick L Orange, N. J 1899 

Van Ness, Melville C Paterson, N. J 1909 

Van Ness, Schuyler Waldron Newark, N. J 1904 

Van Ness, Wallace Newark, N. J 1903 

Van Ness, Wallace M Paterson, N. J 1909 

Van Nest, Frank Roe Upper Montclair, 

N.J. 1888 



I50 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

Name Address Admitted 

Van Norden, Ottomer Hoghland New York City 1904 

Van Nostrand, Benjamin T Brooklyn, N. Y 1910 

Van Nostrand, Charles B New York City 1889 

Van Nostrand, Frank D New York City 1897 

Van Nostrand, Harold Townsend Orange, N. J 1912 

Van Nostrand, John E Evergreen, N. Y 1885 



VAN O 

Van Olinda, Edgar Sim Albany, N. Y 1913 

Van Olinda, James E Brooklyn, N. Y 1889 

Van Olinda, Walter King Brooklyn, N. Y 1909 

Van Orden, Albert Randell Montclair, N. J 1905 

Van Orden, William CatskiU, N. Y i886 



VAN P 

Van Pelt, Henry Trenor New York City. . 

Van Pelt, John Jacob Brooklyn, N. Y.. . 

Van Pelt, John Vredenburgh New York City. . 

Van Pelt, Walter G Los Angeles, Cal.. 

Van Pelt, William Johnson New York City. . 



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1909 
1904 
1899 
1909 



VAN R 

Van Reypen, William 

Knickerbocker Washington, D. C. . . 1887 

Van Riper, Abram Zeek Paterson, N. J 1907 

Van Riper, Alfred Jacob Paterson, N. J 1908 

Van Riper, Anthony Bowden Paterson, N, J 1909 

Van Riper, Arthur Ward Passaic, N. J 1906 

Van Riper, Cornelius Passaic, N, J 1886 

Van Riper, John Terhune Passaic, N. J 1904 

Van Riper, Julius Fernando Westfield, N. J 1897 



LIST or MEMBERS I5I 

VAN S 

Name Address Admitted 

Van Santvoordy George Troy, N. Y 1913 

Van Santvoord, Seymour Troy, N. Y 1887 

Van Schaick, Eugene New York City 1888 

Van Schaick, John Cobleskill, N. Y. . . . 1885 

Van Sickle, John Auburn, N. Y 1908 

Van Siclen, Abraham L Jamaica, N. Y 1912 

Van Siclen, Andrew James Jamaica, N. Y 1912 

Van Siclen, G. Elmer Hollis, N. Y 1912 

Van Siclen, Garrett M Jamaica, N. Y. 1913 

Van Siclen, G. Schenck Brooklyn, N. Y 1909 

Van Siclen, James Cornell Jamaica, N. Y 191 2 

Van Siclen, John Remsen Jamaica, N. Y 1912 

Van Siclen, Peter Nostrand Jamaica, N. Y 1912 

Van Siclen, Wyckoff Jamaica, N. Y 1912 

Van Sinderen, Howard New York City 1885 

Van Size, Hebbard Kimball Utica, N. Y 1897 

Van Slyck, Cyrus M Providence, R. L. . . 1892 

Van Slyck, George W New York City. . . . 1885 

Van Slyke, Geo. W Albany, N. Y 1907 

Van Slyke, Warren Clark New York City. . . . 1895 

Van Slyke, William Hoag Kingston, N. Y 1907 

Van Syckel, Bennet Trenton, N. J 1885 

Van Syckel, Charles S Trenton, N. J 1892 

Van Syckel, Lamar Plainfield, N. J 1908 



VAN T 

Van Tassell, Frank L Passaic, N. J 1908 

Van Tassell, Richard L Passaic, N. J 1909 



VAN V 

Van Valen, Charles B Newark, N. J 1912 

Van Valen, Garret A Woodcliff Lake, 

N.J. 191 1 

Van Valen, James A Hackensack, N. J. . . 1906 

Van Valkenburgh, John Bradford Albany, N. Y 1910 



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Name Address 

Van Valkenburghy John L Albany, N. Y 

Van Valkenburgh, Ralph D Hudson, N. Y 

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

Van Vechten, Arthur Livingston Elizabeth, N. J 

Van Vechten, Charles D Cedar Rapids, la. . . 

Van Vechten, Eugene Montgomery Elizabeth, N. J 

Van Vechten, Henry Gerard West New Brighton, 

N.Y. 

Van Vechten, Ralph Chicago, 111 

Van Vechten, Robert C Elizabeth, N. J 

Van Vleck, Abraham Kip New York City 

Van Vleck, Charles King Hudson, N. Y 

Van Vleck, William David Montclair, N.J 

Van Vliet, Dense Mairs Plainfield, N. J 

Van Vliet, Frederick Christiaan Shrewsbury, N. J. . . 

Van Vliet, Frederick Christiaan, Jr Shrewsbury, N. J.. . 

Van Vliet, Frederick Gilbert New York City 

Van Vliet, George S Staatsburg, N. Y. . . 

Van Vliet, William Downs Goshen, N. Y 

Van Voast, Horace S Schenectady, N. Y.. 

Van Voast, James Cincinnati, O 

Van Voast, James A Schenectady, N. Y.. 

Van Voast, Rufus A Cincinnati, O 

Van Volkenburgh, Thomas S New York City. . . . 

Van Voorhis, Eugene Irondequoit, N. Y... 

Van Vorhis, Harry Stephen New York City 

Van Vorst, Frederick B Hackensack, N. J.. . 

Van Vredenburgh, Geo. Ward New Brighton, N. Y. 



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VAN W 



Van Wagenen, Bleecker South Orange, N. J. 

Van Wagenen, Easton New Paltz, N. Y.. . 

Van Wagenen, Edward W Newark, N. J 

Van Wagenen, Henry William Morristown, N. J. . 

Van Wagenen, John Brouwer West Orange, N. J. 

Van Wagenen, John Richard Oxford, N. Y.. ; . . . 

Van Wagner, Ernest Lyon Tottenville, N. Y. . 



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LIST OF MEMBERS 



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Address 



Admitted 



Van Wagner, Roy Webb Waterbury, Ct.. . 

Van Wagoner, Jacob Ridgewood, N. J. 

Van Winkle, Abraham Newark, N. J 

Van Winkle, Arthur A Jersey City, N. J. 

Van Winkle, Arthur W Rutherford, N. J, 

Van Winkle, Charles A Rutherford, N. J. 

Van Winkle, Daniel Jersey City, N. J. 

Van Winkle, Edgar Beach New York City. 

Van Winkle, Edward Brooklyn, N. Y.. 

Van Winkle, Frank O Ridgewood, N. J. 

Van Winkle, Henry L San Francisco, Cal 

Van Winkle, J. Albert Paterson, N. J.. . 

Van Winkle, Marshall Jersey City, N. J. 

Van Winkle, Thomas Earle Jersey City, N. J. 

Van Winkle, Waling W Parkersburg, W. Va 

Van Woert, James Burtis Greig, N. Y 

Van Woert, William Montclair, N. J.. 

Van Wyck, Albert Brooklyn, N. Y.. 

Van Wyck, Augustus Brooklyn, N. Y.. 

Van Wyck, David B Arlington, N. Y.. 

Van Wyck, E. Hawley New York City. 

Van Wyck, Edward W Huntington, N. Y 

Van Wyck, Frederick West Islip, N. Y. 

Van Wyck, Jacob S Brooklyn, N. Y.. 

Van Wyck, Joseph H Arlington, N. Y.. 

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

Van Wyck, Robert A New York City. 

Van Wyck, Robert W New York City. . 

Van Wyck, Walter Babylon, N. Y. . . 

Van Wyck, William Brooklyn, N. Y.. 

Van Wyck, William New York City . . 

Van Wyck, William E New York City. 



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Varick, J. Leonard New York City 

Varick, Theodore Romeyn Yonkers, N. Y.. 



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Name Address ADMrrrsD 

Varick, Theodore Romeyn III East Orange, N. J. . . 1907 

Varick, Uzal C Glen Ridge, N. J.. . . 1911 

Vedder, Charles Stuart Charleston, S. C. . . . 1889 

Vedder, Harmon A New York City 1891 

Vedder, Wentworth Darcy Wellsboro, Pa 1892 

Vedder, William H .Pasadena, Cal 1911 

Veeder, Eugene W., Jr Schenectady, N. Y.. 1908 

Veeder, Herman Greig Pittsburgh, Pa 1894 

Veeder, Ten Eyck De Witt Washington, D. C . 1888 

Veeder, Van Vechten Brooklyn, N. Y 1901 

Vermeule, Cornelius C East Orange, N. J.. . 1889 

Vermeule, John D New York City 1885 

Vermilye, Herbert Noble New York City 1914 

Ver Planck, William G New York City. . . . 1885 

Viele, Charles Lewis Bronxville, N. Y.. . . 191 1 

Viele,JohnJ Valhalla, N. Y 1890 

Viele, Maurice A New York City 1889 

Viele, Sheldon Thompson Buffalo, N. Y 1886 

Visscher, Edward Willett Albany, N. Y 1891 

Visscher, William Lcversee Albany, N. Y 1909 

Voorhees, Albert V. B Brooklyn, N. Y 1898 

Voorhees, Anson A Upper Montclair, 

N.J. 1887 

Voorhees, Charles C. V Brooklyn, N. Y 1891 

Voorhees, Edwin Strange Rocky Hill, N. J.. . . 1904 

Voorhees, Foster M Elizabeth, N. J 1900 

Voorhees, Harvey McLean Trenton, N. J 1908 

Voorhees, H. Russell Plainfield, N. J 1910 

Voorhees, John A Brooklyn, N. Y 1898 

Voorhees, John Jacob Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1889 

Voorhees, John Jay, Jr Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1902 

Voorhees, John Stanley Cranford, N. J 1907 

Voorhees, Judah Back Brooklyn, N. Y 1887 

Voorhees, J. Edgar Upper Montclair, 

N.J. 191 1 

Voorhees, Stephen F Nyack, N. Y 1904 

Voorhees, Theodore Philadelphia, Pa. . . . 1886 

Voorhis, Augustus M Nyack, N. Y 1887 

Voorhis, Casper J Riveredge, N.J 1914 

Voorhis, Jacob Greenwich, Ct 1889 

Voorhis, John R New York City 1886 



LIST OF MEMBERS 155 

Name Address Admitted 

Voorhis, William L Staten Island, N. Y. 191 2 

Vosburgh, Royden Woodward New Brighton, N. Y. 1899 

Vosburgh, Theodore Buffalo, N. Y 1899 

Vredenburgh, Edward L Bayonne, N. J 1889 

Vredenburgh, La Rue Somerville, N. J. . . . 1894 

Vredenburgh, William H Freehold, N. J 1887 

Vreeland, Charles M Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1909 

Vreeland, Clarence L Pompton Lake, N. J. 1912 

Vreeland, Frederick King Montclair, N. J 1912 

Vreeland, Hamilton Jersey City, N. J 1909 

Vreeland, Harold Van Pelt Charlotte, N. C 191 1 

Vreeland, Herbert Harold New York City 1902 

Vreeland, Howard Romine Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1912 

Vreeland, Joseph Warren Jersey City, N. J 1909 

Vreeland, Louis Beach Charlotte, N. C 1910 

Vreeland, Nehemiah Paterson, N. J 1909 

Vreeland, Nicholas Garretson Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1913 

Vroom, Peter Dumont New York City 1886 

Vrooman, Isaac H., Jr Albany, N. Y 1909 

Vrooman, John Wright Herkimer, N. Y. . . . 1886 



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Waldron, Frederick Arden Plainfield, N. J 

Waldron, Frederick Rice Ann Arbor, Mich. . . 

Waldron, Herbert M New Brunswick, NJ, 

Waldron, William Gunsaul Amsterdam, N. Y.. . 

Wandell, Francis L New York City 

Wendell, Evert Jansen New York City 

Wendell, Willis Amsterdam, N. Y.. . 

Westervelt, Francis Iradell Paterson, N. J 

Westervelt, John C New York City 

Westervelt, Josiah Arnold New York City. . . . 

Westervelt, Vincent Ralph Schenectady, N. Y.. 

Westervelt, Walter Englewood, N. J.. . . 

Westervelt, William Young New York City 

Whitbeck, Andrew J Boston, Mass 

Wicoff, John Van Buren Trenton, N. J 

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156 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

Name Address ADicnrED 

Williamson, George D Wyoming, N. J 1904 

Williamson, Henry Christie New York City 1910 

Williamson, Royden New Rochelle, N. Y. 1901 

Wilsey, Walter W Ridgewood, N. J 1910 

Wiltsie, Charles Hastings Rochester, N. Y 1914 

Winne, Alonzo E Kingston, N. Y. 1904 

Winne, Charles K • Albany, N. Y 1892 

Winne, Charles Visscher Albany, N. Y 1889 

Winne, Ogden Fremont Kingston, N. Y 1903 

Winner, John Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1907 

Witbeck, Charles Lansing Cohoes, N. Y 1914 

Witbeck, Clark Schenecudy, N. Y.. 1890 

Woolsey, Clarence Hood West Hartford, Ct. . 1906 

Wortendyke, Jacob Rynier Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1905 

Wortendyke, Nicholas Doremus Jersey City, N. J.. . • 1904 

Wortendyke, Rynier Jacob Jersey City, N. J.. . . 1899 

Wyckoff, Charles Rapelyea Hartsdale, N. Y.. . . 1909 

Wyckoff, Charles Steriing Walton, N. Y 1909 

Wyckoff, Clarence Johnson White Plains, N. Y.. 1905 

Wyckoff, Edwin M Rochester, N. Y.. . . 1908 

Wyckoff, Garrett Red Bank, N. J 1913 

Wyckoff, Joseph Lewis Holyoke, Mass 1899 

Wyckoff, Peter B New York City 1890 

Wyckoff, Richard Tuttle Springfield, Mass. . . 1908 

Wyckoff, William F Jamaica, L. 1 1887 

Wynkoop, Asa Albany, N. Y 1911 

Wynkoop, Edward J Syracuse, N. Y 1896 

Wynkoop, Hubert Schuurman Brooklyn, N. Y 1914 



Yereance, James New York City 1904 



LIST OP liEUBERS 



Naue Address Adi 

Zabriskie, Albert Paterson, N.J 

Zabriskie, Albert A Bloomington, N. Y. 

Zabriskie, Andrew C Barrytxiwn, N. Y... 

Zabriskie, C. Brevoort Port Jefferson, L. I. 

Zabriskie, David Demarest Ridgewood, N. J.. . 

Zabriskie, Edgar Maplewood, N. J.. 

Zabriskie, Edward Graham New York City. . . 

Zabriskie, Everett Law Ridgewood, N. J... 

Zabriskie, Frederick Cooklio Hackensack, N, J.. 

Zabriskie, George Albert New York City . . . 

Zabriskie, Simeon Templetoo New York City . . . 

Zabriskie, William Hastings Oradell, N.J 



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LIST OF DECEASED MEMBERS 

Datb of Datb or 

ELicnoN. Death. 

Mar. 14, i83s.. Theodore Romeyii Weitbrook.. Kingston, N. Y.....Oct. 6, iBSj 

June 35, iSSj.. Stephen Melinctbon Ottraoder. Brooklyn, N. Y.....Nov. 19, 1885 

Mm. 14, i88s..JohnD. V«nBuren Newburgb, N. Y....Dee. 1, 1885 

Dec. aj, iSSs-Jame* We«terveltQuackeDbuth.Hackeiiuck,N. J...Mar. 6, 1886 



Mar. 14, i88s..Auguitu»W.Wrakoop Kindertook, N. Y..Aprai8, 1886 

Mar. 14, 1S85.. David Van Nottraod New York June 14, tS86 

Mar. 14, 1885. John Thurmao Van Wyek New York Nov.jj. 1886 

Dee. ij, 1885. .John Van Vont Jeraey Qtjr.N. J.. ..Feb. 4,1887 



June 15, i88s.. Bartow White Van Vooriua New York April 27, 1887 

Mar. 14, 1885. .William Van Wyck New York May j8, 1887 

June as. 1885. . Oarence R. Van Benthuyien. ..New York July 18, 1887 

June as, l8Ss..Aaroa J. Vanderpoel New York Aug. ai, 1887 

April 30, l88s..Comeliu> V. S. Rooievelt South Orange, N.J. Sept. 30, 1887 

Dec M, t8S6..BareQtAreatMyndene Schenectady, N. Y.. Oct. a, 1887 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Theodore RomeynVarick Jeney Qty, N. J....Nov. 13, 1887 

Oct. a?, i8B7..Henry Jame»TenEyck Albany, N. Y. Nor. 19, 1887 

Mar. 14, i88s..HenryH. Van Dyke New York Jan. aj. 1888 

Oct. a7, i887..David D. Acker. New York Mar. 13, 1888 

Dec. 30, i886..George Waahington Schuyler.... Ithaca, N.Y. Mar.a9, 1888 



Dec 3J, iSSj. .Benjamin Steven* Van Wyck. .New York Ang. 31, 1888 

Mar. 39, 1888. .Henry R. Low Middleto¥m, N. Y..Dec i. 18H 

April 3<% 1885..W. A. OgdenHegeman New York Dec. 14, 18S8 

Dec 7, 18S8. .John J. Van Noitrand Brooklyn, N. V Jan. 7, 1889 

Dec a3, 18S5.. Abraham Lott Brooklyn, N. Y Jan. 13,1889 

June 15, i885..John Voorheei VanWoert New York Jan. 14, 1889 

June IS, i88s. .Gardiner Baker Van Vonc New York Feb. 5, 1889 



l6o THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

Datb or Datx or 

Elbction. Death. 

Oct. 35, 1886. .Edward Y. Lansing Albany, N. Y Mar. 8, 1889 

Oct. 25, 1886.. Cornelius M. Schooomaker Kingston, N. Y Mar. 15, 1889 

May 19, 1887. .Theodore C. Vermilsre Suten Island, N. Y. Mar. 31, 1889 



April 30, 1885. .Garret Lansing Schuyler New York April 20, 1889 

Mar. 28, 1889. .James Riker Waverly, N. Y July 3, 1889 

April 6, 1886. .Martin John Ryerson Bloomingdale, N. J.July 30, 1889 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Augustus A. Hardenbergh Jersey City, N. J. . .Oct. 5, 1889 

June 20, 1885. .Hooper Cumming Van Vorst New York Oct. 26, 1889 

Mar. 30, 1887. .John Waling Van WTinkle Passaic, N. J Nov. 2, 1889 

Oct. 27, 1887. .John Enders Voorhees Amsterdam, N. Y...Nov. 26, 1889 

June 25, 1885. . Abram.Bovee Van Dusen New York Dec. 19, 1889 

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

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

Dec. 22, 1887. .Louis V. D. Hardenbergh Brooklyn, N. Y Jan. 4, 1890 

Dec 22, i887..John H. Suydam New York Jan. 8, 1890 

Dec. 22, 1887. .John Schermerhom Schenectady, N. Y.. Jan. 27, 1890 

Dec. 8, i888..William Brass Chicago, 111 Jan. 28, 1890 

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

Mar. 28, 1889. .Edgar Van Benthuysen New Orieans, La.. . .Mar. 21, 1890 



Dec. 23, 1885. .Henry Everett Roosevelt New York April 29, 1890 

May 19, 1887. .Thomas Storm New York May i, 1890 

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

Dec 8, 1888. .George W. Van Vlack Palatine B'dge, N.Y. Sept. 7, 1890 

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

June 25, 1885. .Jacob W. Hoysradt Hudson, N. Y Nov. 15, 1890 

May 19, 1887. .Cornelius Rapelye Astoria, N. Y. Nov. 20, 1890 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Nicoll Floyd Elmendorf New York Nov. 25, 1890 

Oct. 25, 1886.. Charles B. Lansing Albany, N. Y Dec i, 1890 

Oct. 27, i887..Coert Du Bois New York Jan. i, 1891 

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

Dec 20, 1886. .Leonard G. Hun Albany, N. Y Mar. 11, 1891 



April 6, 1886. .George G. De Witt Nyack, N. Y April 22, 1891 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Hugh B. Van Deventer New York April 27, 1891 

Oct. 25, 1886.. Peter Van Schaick Pruyn Kinderhook, N. Y...May 2, 1891 

Nov. 17, 1885. .Henry Jackson Van Dyke Brooldyn^ N. Y May 25, 1891 

Dec 7, 1888. .Charies Livingston Acker New York May 26, 1891 

Mar. 29, 1888. .John Baker Stevens New York June 10^ 1891 

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

Dec 22, 1887. .John Peter Adriance Poughkeepsie, N. Y. June 18, 1891 

Mar. 30, 1887.. Eugene Du Bois Suten Island, N. Y. June 26, 1891 



DECEASED MEMBERS 



l6l 



Datb or 
Elbctiov. 

Oct. 27, 1887. 

Oct. 25, 1886. 

Dec. 7, 1888. 

Oct. 22, 1890. 

Dec 23» 1885. 

Dec. 7» 1888. 

April 30, 1885. 

Mar. 28, 1889. 

Mar. 26, 1 891 



Datb op 
Dbath. 



June 15, 
April 6, 
Dec. 23, 
June 15, 



886. 

886. 

1885. 

886. 
Mar. 14, 1885. 
Nov. 30, 1890. 
Oct. 29, 1891. 
June 25, 1885. 
Mar. 28, 1889. 
Oct. 25, 1886. 
Jan. 30, 1890. 
Mar. 29, 1888. 
Dec. 23, 1885. 
April 6,1886. 
Dec. 22, 1887. 
Oct. 25, 1886. 
Dec. 20, 1886. 



.Henry W. Teller Pompton Prn», N.J. July 2, 1891 

.George Washington Van Slyke. .Albany, N. Y Aug. 11, 1891 

.Jacob Glen Sanders Albany, N. Y Sept. 28, 1891 

.Anthony G. Van Schatck Chicago, 111 Oct. 13, 1891 

.William Harrison Van Wyck New York Nov. 15, 1891 

.Peter Van Vranken Fort Albany, N. Y Dec. 13, 1891 

.Jacob Dyckman Vermilye New York Jan. 2, 1892 

.John Nelson Van Wagner Troy, N. Y Feb. 7, 1892 

.Junius Schenck Brooklyn, N. Y Feb. 15, 1892 

.Van Wyck Brinkerhoff New York Feb. 25, 1892 

.Nicholas Van Slyck Providence, R. I Mar. 3, 1892 

.Samuel Van Benschoten Brooklyn, N. Y Mar. 12, 1892 

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

.Edward Electus Van Auken New York April 29, 1892 

.Samuel Bowne Duryea Brcx>klyn, N. Y June 7, 1892 

.William Brownlee Voorhees Blauwenburgh, N.J. June 13, 1892 

.Elias William Van Voorhees New York Sept. 21, 1892 

.Alfred Vredenburgh Bayonne, N. J Oct. 11, 1892 

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

.Thomas Beekman Heermans Syracuse, N. Y Dec. i, 1892 

.William Dominick Garrison New York Dec 2, 1892 

.Nicholas Latrobe Roosevelt New York Dec 13, 1892 

.Isaac I. Vander Beek Jersey Gty, N. J.. . . Feb. 8, 1893 

.Charles Henry Voorhees New York Mar. 9, 1893 

.Peter Labagh Vander Veer SanU Fe, N. M Mar. 16, 1893 

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



Mar. 27, 1890. 
Oct. 21, 1889. 
Jan. 30, 1890. 
June 15, 1886. 
April 30, 1885. 
Oct. 25, 1886. 
Oct. 22, 1890. 
April 6, 1886. 
Dec 7, 1888. 
June 15, 1886. 
Mar. 26, 1891. 
Mar. 30, 1893. 
Mar. 30, 1887. 
May 27, 1890. 
April 6, 1886. 



.John Lefferts Flatbush, N. Y April 18, 1893 

.George Titus Haring Allendale, N. J May 7, 1893 

.George Pine De Bevoise Denver, Col May 20, 1893 

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

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

.Stephen W. Van Winkle Patenon, N. J June 28, 1893 

.William Vandever Venturia, Cal July 23, 1893 

.John Banta New York July 26, 1893 

.Thomas Doremus Messier Pittsburgh, Pa Aug. 11, 1893 

.John Evert De Witt Portland, Me Aug. 30, 1893 

. Wsmford Van Gaasbeek New York Sept. 5, 1893 

.Richard Amerman Flatbush, N. Y Oct. 6, 1893 

.Willard Charies Marselius Albany, N. Y Dec 24, 1893 

.Gardiner Van Nostrand Newburgh, N. Y.. . .Jan. i, 1894 

.John Hancock Riker New York Jan. 26, 1894 



Dec 23, 1 885.. Augustus Schoonmaker Kingston, N. Y April 10, 1894 

Oct. 27, 1 887. . Abram Jansen Hardenbergfa Spring House, N. Y. May 7, 1 894 

Mar. 30^ 1887. .Abraham Van Vechten Albany, N. Y May 7, 1894 



l62 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

Datb op Datb op 

Elbctiom. Dbatb. 

Dec. 7, 1888. Jasper Van Vleck New York June 4, 1894 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Francis Salmon Quackenbos Hartford, Conn July i, 1894 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Solomon Van Etten Port Jervis, N. Y. . .July 7, 1894 

Oct. 24, 1886. .Walter L. Van Denbergh Amsterdam, N. Y.. .Aug. 5, 1894 

April 6, 1886. .George Van Campen Olean, N. Y Aug. 12, 1894 

Mar. 29, 1888.. James Scott Conover New York Sept. 18, 1894 

I>ec. 22, 1887. .Richard Van Voorhis Rochester Oct. 21, 1894 

Nov. 9, 1893 . .Hooper Cumming Van Vorst Bath-on-Hudson Oct. 26, 1894 

Jan. 30^ 1890. .James A. Van Auken New York Nov. 5, 1894 

Mar. 26, 1891 . .Thomas Lenox Van Deventer . . . Knoxville, Tenn Nov. 5, 1894 

Mar. 28, 1889. .George Washington Rosevelt Stamford, Conn Nov. 7, 1894 

Dec. 7, 1888.. David Buel Knickerbocker Indianapolis, Ind.. .Dec. 31, 1894 

Dec. 23, 1885. .John Fine Suydam New York Jan. 3, 1895 

June 29, 1893 . .Moses Bedell Suydam Allegheny, Pa Jan. 14, 1895 

Oct. 25, 1886.. Elijah Dubois Kingston, N. Y Feb. 7, 189$ 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Frank Roosevelt New York Feb. 7, 1895 

Mar. 30, 1887.. Henry Ditmas Polhemus Brooklyn, N. Y Feb. 14, 1895 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Francis Latu Du Bois Bridgeton, N. J Feb. 24, 1895 

Nov. 17, 1885. .Albert Van Wagner Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Mar. 28, 1895 



Oct. 25, 1886.. Charles H. Van Benthuysen Albany, N. Y. April 15, 1895 

Oct. 24, 1889. .James Dumond Van Hoeven- 

berg New Brighton, N.YJ^y 9, 1895 

Mar. 31, 1892. .Cornelius S. Cooper Schraalenbui:gh,N.J.May 12, 1895 

Nov. 17, 1885. .John Paul Paulison Tenafly, N. J May 30, 1895 

Oct. 25, 1886. .John Jacob Morris Paterson, N. J June 9, 1895 

Dec 20, 1886. .Hiram Edward Sickds Albany, N. Y. July 4, 1895 

Oct. 27, 1887. . Josiah Pierson Vreeland Paterson, N. J July 19, 1895 

May 19, 1887. .Fletcher Vosburgh Albany, N. Y July 30, 1895 

May 19, 1887. .Theodore Miller Hudson, N. Y. Aug. 18, 1895 

Jan. 7, 1892. .John Ryer Lydecker BogoU, N. J Oct. 4, 1895 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Frederick William Nostrand Glen Ridge, N. J Oct. 27, 1895 

Mar. 28, 1 889.. Johnston Niven Hegeman New York Nov. 12, 1895 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Peter L. Voorhees Camden, N. J Nov. 29, 1895 

June 15, 1886.. Edward Schenck New York Dec. 18, 1895 

Oct. 25, 1886. .William Henry MonUnye New York Dec. 23, 1895 

Jan. 30, 1890. .John Waddell Van Sickle Springfield, Dec. 26, 1895 

Oct. 25, 1886.. Stephen Van Rensselaer Bogert.. New Brighton, N.Y.Jan. 10^ 1896 

Oct. 24, 1889.. Joseph Woodard Duryee New York Jan. 25, 1896 

Dec. 22, 1887. . John Brower New York Feb. 28, 1896 

Oct. 24, i889..Damel Berten Van Houten New York Mar. 27, 1896 



Oct. 22, 1890. .David Demaree Banta Bloomlngton, Ind.. . April 9, 1896 

Mar. 31, 1892. .Charles Henry Voorhis Jersey Gty, N. J... .April 1$, 1896 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Cornelius Tunis Williamson Newark, N. J May 7, 1896 

April 6^ 1886. .Henry Ketdtas New York May 23, 1896 



DECEASED MEMBERS 163 

Datb of Date of 

Election. Death. 

Mar. 30, 1887. .George Henry Wyckoff Montdair, N. J June ao, 1896 

Dec. 20, 1886. .Thomas Hun Albany, N. Y June 23, 1896 

April 30, 1 885.. Henry Peek De Graaf Oscawana, N. Y July 11, 1896 

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

Oct. 2Sf 1 886.. Lawrence Van Voorhees Cortel- 

you Brooklyn, N. Y Aug. 5, 1896 

June 25, 1 885.. Alexander Thompson Van Nest.. New York Aug. 10, 1896 

Mar. 30, 1887.. Ransom Hollenback Veddcr Cha'm Center, N.Y. Aug. 12, 1896 

April 30, 1885. .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. 32, 1887. .William Dilworth Voorhees Bergen Point, N. J. Nov. 11, 1896 

Dec. 22, 1887.. Stacy Prickett G>nover Wickatunk, N. J... .Nov. 17, 1896 

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

Mar. 30, 1 893.. 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 NewBrunswick,N.J.Jan. 11, 1897 

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

Sept. 29, i892..Abram Winfred Bergen Cornwall, N. Y Jan. 21, 1897 

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



June 25, 1885.. John William Somarindyck Glen Cove, N. Y April 12, 1896 

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

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

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

Jan. 7» 1892. .David Provoost Van Deventer. .Matawan, N. J June 30^ 1897 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Charles BanU New York Aug. 15, 1897 

April 6, i886..0gdenGoelet 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. 27, 1887. .Lewis Foster Montanye Atlantic Highlands, 

N.J.Dec. 8,1897 

Oct. 27, i887..Albert Hoysradt Hudson, N. Y I>ec. 8, 1897 

Oct. 29, i89i..John Wesley Vandevort Pasadena, Cal Dec. 16, 1897 

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

Oct. 2 1886. .Jacob Hendriks Ten Eyck Albany, N. Y Mar. 24, 1898 



Mar. 30, 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 Skillman Roslyn, N. Y Sept. 5, 1898 

Dec. 20, 1886.. Samuel McCutcheon Van Sant- 

voord Albany, N. Y Sept. 19, 1898 

Nov. I7» 1885. .Thomas Francis Bayard Wilmington, Del.. . .Oct. 7, 1898 



164 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

Datb op Datb op 

ELBcnoir. Dbath. 

Nfar. 29, 1888. .Zaccheus Bergen New York Oct. 11, 1898 

Mar. 29, i888..DanieiPolhemtt8 VanDom Freehold, N.J Nov.23, 1898 

Mar. 28, i889..Eyert Peek Van Eppt Schenecudy, N. Y.Jan. 7» 1899 

Oct. 25, 1886. John Nathaniel Jansen Newark, N. J Jan. 13, 1899 

Oct. 25, 1889.. Samuel Mount Schanck Higfautown, N. J.. Jan. 15, 1899 

Mar. 14, 1895. .William Manning Van Heusen. .New York Feb. 3, 1899 

April 6, i886..Abram Douwe Ditmart Brooklyn, N. Y Feb. 19, 1899 

Oct. 22, 1890. John Butler Adrianoe .New Haven, Conn.. April 5, 1899 



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. .Seymour 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 Qty, N. J — Aug. i, 1899 

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

Oct. 25, 1886. .Abraham Lansing Albany, N. Y Oct. 4, 1899 

Nov. 17, i885..AlfredDe Witt Staatsburgh,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 Schenecudy, N. Y. . Dec 2, 1899 

June 30, i892..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 Mar. 5, 1900 

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

Oct. 27, 1887. .Eugene Van Ness Baltimore, Md Mar. 3 1, 1900 

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

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



Mar. 27, 1890. .Isaac Cornelius Haring West Nyack, N. Y.. April 16, 1900 

Oct. 24, 1889.. Charles Holbert Voorhees NewBrun8wick,N.J.May 13, 1900 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Ebenezer Lane Cooper New York May 27, 1900 

Dec. 29, 1892. .Peter Le Fevre Van Wagenen. . . Poughkeepsie, N. Y. June 10, 1900 

Oct. 27, 1897. .Cornelius C. Van Reypen Jersey City, N. J.. . .June 17, 1900 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Harman Wortman Veeder Schenecudy, N. Y..Oct. 15, 1900 

June 15, 1886. .William Scudder Stryker Trenton, N. J Oct. 29, 1900 

Dec. 20^ x886. .George Duryee Hulst Brooklyn, N. Y Nov. 5, 1900 

Mar. 27, 1890. .John Schureman Sutphen New York Nov. 17, 1900 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Henry Veight Williamson New York Nov. 18, 1900 

Dec. 20, 1886. .William Henry Harrison Stryker. Paterson, N. J Nov. 26, 1900 

Oct. 27, 1887. .James Roosevelt Hyde Park, N. Y.. . .Dec 8, 1900 

Dec 23, 1885. .Henry Rutger Beekman New York Dec 17, 1900 

Dec 7, i888..Peter Cantine Saugerties, N. Y.. . .Dec 24, 1900 

April 6, i886..WilliamLedyardVanDerVoort. New York Dec. 31, 1900 

June 8, 1899. .Ralph Sazton Lansing New York Jan. 5, 1901 



DBCBJSED MEMBERS 



i6s 



Datbof 

£l«BCnON. 

June 2$, 1885. 
June 14, 1900. 
Oct, 27, 1887. 
Dec. 23, 1885. 
June 25, 1885. 
Dec. 7, 1888. 
Dec. 20, 1893. 
Oct. 22, 1890. 
Mar. 29, 1894. 
Oct. 25, 1886. 
May 19, 1887. 
June 10, 1897. 
Oct. 25, 1886. 
Mar. 10, 1898. 
Dec. 7, 1888. 
Oct. 25, 1886. 
June 25, 1885. 
April 30, 1885. 
June 30, 1892. 
Mar. 29, 1888. 



Datbof 
Dbatr. 

.John Voorhees Van Woert New York Jan. 7, 1901 

.Christopher Yates Wemple New York Jan. 25, 1901 

.Isaac C. De Bevoise Brooklyn, N. Y Feb. 20, 1901 

.Charles Henry Roosevelt PelhamManor,N.Y.Mar. 24, 1901 

.Stewart Van Vliet Washington, D. C. .Mar. 28, 1901 

.Watson Van Benthuysen New Orleans, La.. . .Mar. 30, 1901 

.William Moore Stilwell New York April 1 1, 1901 

.Charles Rutger De Freest Brooklyn, N. Y May 10, 1901 

.Isaac Romaine Jersey City, N. J June 22, 1901 

.John Cornelius Hasbrouck New York July 5, 1901 

. Simon J. Schermerhom Schenectady, N. Y. . July 21, 1901 

.William Mabie Peekskill, N. Y Aug. 14, 1901 

.Richard Varick De Witt Albany, N. Y Aug. 21, 1901 

.John Hopper Hackensack, N. J. . .Aug. 3 1, 1901 

.John Gillespie Myers Albany, N. Y Dec. i, 1901 

.John Barnes Varick Manchester, N. H.. .Feb. 8, 1902 

.Sandford RoweTen Eyck Waterloo, N. Y Feb. 17, 1902 

.Frederick D. Tappen New York Feb. 28, 1902 

.Frederick Pentz Voorhees New York Mar. 19, 1902 

.Delavan Bloodgood Brookl3m, N. Y April 4, 1902 



Dec 7, 


1888. 


Oct. 27, 


1887. 


Mar. 28, 


1889. 


Mar. 14, 


1885. 


Dec 7, 


1888. 


Mar. 30, 


1887. 


Mar. 29, 


1894. 


Jan. 7, 


1892. 


Dec 9, 


1897. 


Dec. 8, 


1898. 


Dec 7, 


1888. 


Oct. 22, 


1890. 


Oct. II, 


1900. 


Mar. 14, 


1885. 


Dec. 7, 


1888. 


Dec 29, 


1892. 


Mar. 29, 


1888. 


Dec 7, 


1888. 


Mar. 29, 


1888. 


Oct. 25, 


1886. 


Dec. 22, 


1887. 


Oct. 16, 


1894- 


Mar. 29, 


1888. 


Dec. 20, 


1886. 



.Egbert Ludovicus \^ele : New York Apr. 22, 1902 

.Abraham Voorhees Schenck. . . .New Brunswick, 

N. J. April 28, 1902 
.Menzo Edgar WendeU Saratoga Springs, 

N. Y. June 3, 1902 

.Abraham Van Santvoord New York June 15, 1902 

.Caspar Schenck Annapolis, Md June 21, 1902 

.Purdy Van Vliet New York June 25, 1902 

.Paul Vandervoort Omaha, Neb July 29, 1902 

.Isaac Myer New York Aug. 2, 1902 

.Robert Cumming Schenck Da3rton, Ohio Oct. 15, 1902 

.Nathaniel S. W. Vanderhoef New York Oct. 28, 1902 

.John Cowenhoven Brooklyn, N. Y Oct. 29, 1902 

.Joseph Walworth Sutphen Brooklyn, N. Y Nov. 2, 1902 

.Washington A. H. Bogardus New York Nov. 7, 1902 

.Lucas L. Van Allen New York Dec. 26, 1902 

.Charles Wessell New York Dec 30, 1902 

.Peter Phillips Burtis Buffalo, N. Y Jan. 7, 1903 

.John Henry Brinckerhoff Jamaica, N. Y Jan. 16, 1903 

.William K. Van Alen San Francisco, Cal.. Jan. 19, 1903 

.Adam Tunis Van Vranken Watervliet, N. Y.. . .Jan. 19, 1903 

.Maurice Edward Viele Albany, N. Y Feb. 19, 1903 

.David De Peyster Acker Los Angeles, Cal. . . . Feb. 19, 1903 

.John Butler Brevoort Johnsonburg, Pa.. . . Feb. 21, 1903 

.William Laing Heermance Yonkers, N. Y Feb. 25, 1903 

.Albert Gilliam Bogert Nyack, N. Y Mar. 24, 1903 



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THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 



Datb op 
Election. 

Oct. 25, 1886. 

Mar. 14, 1885. 

Oct. 22, 1890. 

Oct. 24, 1889. 

Oct. 24,1889. 

Mar. 28, 1889. 

May 19, 1887. 

Oct. 10, 1895. 

Mar. 14, 1885. 

Oct. 25, 1886. 

Mar. 10, 1898. 

April 6, 1886. 

June 25, 1885. 

Mar. 27, 1890. 

June 12, 1902. 

June 25, 1885. 

June 8, 1899. 

Mar. 14, 1885. 

Mar. 30, 1887. 

Dec. 7,1888. 

Oct. 12, 1899. 

June II, 1903. 

Dec. 9, 1897. 

June 13, 1901. 

Mar. 27, 1890. 



Datb of 
Death. 

.William Meadon Van Antwerp. .Albany, N. Y April 9, 1903 

.George West Van Siclen Cornwall^ N. Y April 19, 1903 

.Alfred Hasbrouck Poughkeepsie, N. Y. May 9, 1903 

. De Witt Chauncey Le Fevre Buffalo, N. Y May 24, 1903 

.Johnston Livingston De Peyster.TivoIi, N. Y May 27, 1903 

.Eugene Vanderpool Newark, N. J ^ July 12, 1903 

.Miles Woodward Vosburgh Albany, N. Y Aug. 30, 1903 

.Zaremba W. Waldron Jackson, Mich Oct. i, 1903 

.Cornelius Van Brunt New York Oct. i, 1903 

.David Cole Yonkers, N. Y Oct. 20, 1903 

.Thomas J. Van Alstyne Albany, N. Y Oct. 26, 1903 

.John Henry Van Antwerp Albany, N. Y Dec. 14, 1903 

.Selah Reeve Van Duzer Newburgh, N. Y — Dec. 27, 1903 

.John Schoonmaker Newburgh, N. Y.. . .Jan. i, 1904 

.George L. Becker St. Paul, Minn Jan. 6, 1904 

.Peter Q. Eckerson New York Jan. 10, 1904 

.James Lansing Troy, N. Y Jan. 21, 1904 

.George Van Wagenen New York Jan. 29, 1904 

.Pierre Van Buren Hoes Yonkers, N. Y Feb. 5, 1904 

.John Van Der Bilt Van Pelt. . . Brooklyn, N. Y Feb. 17, 1904 

.Dominicus Snedeker Brooklyn, N. Y. . . .Mar. x8, 1904 

.Vedder Van Dyck Bayonne, N. J Mar. 24, 1904 

.Evert Sheldon Van Slyke New York Mar. 24, 1904 

.Caleb Coles Dusenbury New York Mar. 24, 1904 

.George Howard Vander Beek. .Allentown, N. J Mar. 31, 1904 



Mar. 26, 1892. .George A. Zabriskie Bloomfield, N. J April 14, 1904 

Oct. 25, 1886. .James Monroe Van Valen Hackensack, N. J.. .May 19, 1904 

June 25, 1885. .James Davis Wynkoop New York June i, 1904 

Oct. 25, 1885. .Isaac Pruyn Catskill, N. Y June 2, 1904 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Jacob Deyo New Paltz, N. Y June 8, 1904 

Mar. 26, i89i..Alvah Deyo Hasbrouck Wilmington, Del July 5, 1904 

Mar. 20, 1886. .Ferdinand Hasbrouck New York Aug. 7, 1904 

Oct. 24, 1885. .Sylvester Daley Boorom Horseheads, N. Y. . . Sept. 20, 1904 

Dec. 23, 1885. .John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn. New York Sept. 22, 1904 

Oct. 25, 1 886.. Augustus Hasbrouck Bruyn Kingston, N. Y Oct. 23, 1904 

Dec. 12, i90i..Teunis Whitbeck Van Hoesen. . .Philadelphia, Pa Nov. 18, 1904 

May 19, 1887. .Edgar Knickerbocker New York Nov. 20, 1904 

May 19, 1887.. Charles Hageman Voorhees Brooklyn, N. Y. Dec. 11, 1904 

June II, 1903.. Leander Mortimer De La Mater. Elizabeth, N. J Dec. X2, 1904 

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

Mar. 30, 1887. .Cornelius J. Dumond New York Jan. 21, 1905 

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

Mar. 28, 1889. .Remsen Varick Messier Pituburgh, Pa Feb. 2, 1905 

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

Dec. 7, i888..John G. Bogert New York Feb. 14, 1905 

Dec 9, 1897.. William Rea Bronk New York Mar. 30^ 1905 



DECEASED MEMBERS 



167 



Datb of 
Elsction. 

Oct. 27, 1887. 

June 10, 1897. 

Dec. 7, 1888. 

June 30, 1890. 

Dec. 23, 1885. 

Mar. 14, 1885. 

Mar. 27, 1890. 

Oct. 24, 1889. 

Mar. 29, 1894. 

Oct. 24, 1889. 

Dec. 22, 1887. 

April 6, 1886. 

Mar. lOy 1904. 

June 25, 1885. 

Dec. 22, 1887. 

Mar. 12, 1903. 

Nov. 7, 190 1. 

Mar. 14, 1885. 

Dec. 22, 1887. 

Mar. 9, 1905. 



.De Witt Heermance Poughkeepsie, N .Y. 

John William Cooper Brooklyn, N. Y 

.Benson Van Vlict Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

.Joseph Warren Scott Dey New York City 

. Frederick J. De Peyster New York City 

.Charles Henry Van Deventer. . .New York City 

.John Lefferts, Jr Brooklyn, N. Y 

.William Fargo Kip New York City 

.Frederick Cruser Bayles Houston, Miss 

.Henry Augustine Bogert Flushing, N. Y 

.Clarkson Crosby Schuyler Plattsburgh, N. Y.. . 

.Cornelius Vreeland Banta Roselle, N. J 

.Edwin Ruthven Dusinbery Liberty, N. Y 

.John Van Voorhis Rochester, N. Y.. . . 

.Philip Verplandk Yonkers, N. Y 

.Maurice Penniman HasBrouck. .New Paltz, N. Y.. . . 

.Walter Van Dyke Oakland, Cal 

.John Henry Van Wyck New York City 

.Peter Van Voorhees Camden, N. J 

.Ernest Graves Bergen New York City 



Datb of 
Dbatb. 

April 16, 1905 

April 23, 1905 

April 30, 1905 

May 4, 190S 

May 10, 1905 

May 25, 1905 

May 28, 1905 

July s, 1905 

July 10, 1905 

July 12, 1905 

Aug. 16, 1905 

Sept. s, 190S 

Oct. 17, 1905 

Oct. 20^ 1905 

Nov. 10, Z905 

Nov. 25, 1905 

Dec. 25, 1905 

Jan. 29, 1906 

Feb. 25, 1906 

Mar. 6, 1906 



Oct. 27, 1887. .Robert Sickels 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Acmon Pulaski Van Gieson 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Richard J. Berry 

June 13, 1895. .Paul Richard Brown 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Hyman Roosa 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Robert Barnwell Roosevelt 

Dec. 22, 1887. .John Egmont Schermerhom. . . . 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Charles Adolphus De Witt 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Charles Lansing Pruyn 

June 8, 1899. .Samuel Brinkerhoff 

April 6, 1886. .Chauncey Schaffer Truax 

Mar. 14, 1901 . . Frederick Hasbrouck 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Abraham Van Wyck Van 

Vechten . . . . 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Gilbert Sutphen Van Pelt 

Dec. II, 1902. .William Ide Van Benscoter 

Mar. 9, 1 899.. Edward Augustus Van Wagenen. 

Oct. 29, 1891. .Samuel C. Bradt 

Dec 29, 1892. .Tunis Henry Bergen 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Robert Bayles 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Wilhelmus Mynderse 

April 30, 1885. .Henry Spingler Van Beuren 

Mar. 28, 1 889.. Benjamin Lander Amerman. . . . 
Mar. 29, 1 888.. Stephen Gilliam Bogert 



New York City April 1 1, 1906 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y. April 19, 1906 

Brooklyn, N. Y May 26, 1906 

Tulsa, Ind. Ter. May 3 1, 1906 

Kingston, N. Y June 8, 1906 

New York City June 14, 1906 

New York Qty June 21, 1906 

Jersey City, N. J June 27, 1906 

Albany, N. Y July 7, 1906 

Fremont, O Aug. 5, 1906 

New York City Aug. 9, 1906 

New York City Aug. 28, 1906 

New York City Aug. 28, 1906 

New York Qty Sept. 1 1, 1906 

Detroit, Mich Sept. 23, 1906 

Newark, N. J Sept. 28, 1906 

Albany, N. Y Oct. 14, 1906 

Brooklyn, N. Y Oct. 17, 1906 

Englewood, N. J Oct. 21, 1906 

Brooklyn, N. Y Nov. 15, 1906 

New York City Nov. 29, 1906 

New York City Feb. i, 1907 

New York City Feb. 10, 1907 



l68 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

Datb or Date of 

Elbctiom. Death. 

Mar. 9, 1905. John Goldsmith Prall. Elmhuret, N. Y April 22, 1907 

April 6, 1886. John Watts de Peyster Tivoli, N. Y May 4, 1907 

Mar. 3 1, 1892. . Robert Bentley Brinkerhoff Pelham Manor,N.Y. May 9, 1907 

Mar. 9, 1905. .Neilson Abeel Newark, N. J May 18, 1907 

April 6, 1886. .William John Fryer New York City June 2, 1907 

Mar. 26, 1891 . Jacob L. Van Pelt Bensonhurst, N. Y. . June 8, 1907 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Francis Conklin Huyck Albany, N. Y July 4, 1907 

Dec. 20, 1886. .John Lansing Watertown, N. Y.. .July 4, 1907 

Mar. 28, 1889. .John Henry Sutphen Jamaica, N. Y July 21, 1907 

Mar. 29, 1888. .John Hunn Voorhees North Bend, Oct. 14, 1907 

May 19, 1887.. Henry Martin Polhemus Astoria, N. Y Oct. 23, 1907 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Jasper Van Wormer Albany, N. Y Nov. 4, 1907 

Mar. 26, i89i..JosephDwightVan 

Valkenburgh . . . .Greene, N. Y Nov. 4, 1907 

Dec. 22, 1887. . Abram Giles Brower Utica, N. Y Nov. 8, 1907 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Hubert Van Wagenen New York City Jan. 12, 1908 

Dec. 22, 1887. .John Hayden Visscher Brooklyn, N. Y Feb. i, 1908 

Oct. 25, 1886.. Douw Henry Fonda Albany, N. Y Feb. 23, 1908 

April 30, 1885. .John William Van Hoesen Nyack, N. Y Feb. 26, 1908 

Mar. 28, 1889.. Peter Deyo Albany, N. Y Mar. 8, 1908 

Dec. 23, 1 885 . . Daniel Bennett St. John Roosa . . New York City Mar. 8, 1908 



Dec. 23, 1885. .William Hoffman Ten Eyck Astoria, N. Y April 25, 1908 

Mar. 28, 1889.. James Van Der Bilt Lott Brooklyn, N. Y May 28, 1908 

Dec. 28, 1893. .Harmon Van Woert Athens, N. Y May 31, 1908 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Townsend Wandell New York City June 28, 1908 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Joachim Elmendorf Saratoga Springs, 

N. Y. July 19, 1908 

Dec. 23, 1885.. James William Beekman New York City Aug. 7, 1908 

Dec. 20, 1886. .George Ohlen Van der Bogert. . . Schenectady, N. Y. Aug. 20, 1908 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Jacob Craig Van Blarcom St. Louis, Mo Aug. 24, 1908 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Henry De Witt Van Orden Brooklyn, N. Y Oct. 6, 1908 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Frank Vredenburgh Bayonne, N. J Oct. 7, 1908 

Nov. 17, 1885.. John Howard Suydam Philadelphia, Pa.. . .Oct. 17, 1908 

Mar. 30, 1893. .Arthur Burtis Buffalo, N. Y Oct. 22, 1908 

Mar. 29, 1888. . Alonzo Edward Conover New York City Oct. 23, 1908 

Dec. 7, 1888. .John Bullock Van Petten Cazenovia, N. Y.. . .Oct. 3 1, 1908 

June 25, 1885. .James Burtis Van Woert New York City Nov. 21, 1908 

Mar. 14, 1895. .Peter Bogart, Jr. Bogota, N. J Jan. 6, 1909 

June 15, 1886. .Garret Adam Van Allen Albany, N. Y Jan. 28, 1909 

April 30, 1885. .William Leslie Van Sinderen. . . .Washington, Conn.. Feb. 3, 1909 

Dec. 1 1, 1902. .Silas Belden Dutcher Brooklyn, N. Y Feb. 10, 1909 

Mar. 14, 1907. .Theodore Sheldon Winans New York City Mar. 8, 1909 

April 6, 1886. .Evert Van Slyke Riverdale, N. Y Mar. 10, 1909 

Dec. II, 1902.. Mark Vernon Slingerland Ithaca, N. Y Mar. 11, 1909 

May 19, 1887. .John Henry Starin New York City Mar. 22, 1909 

Mar. 13, 1902. .Abram Cornelius Holdrum Westwood, N. J Mar. 24, 1909 

Mar. 10, 1904. .John L4iwrence Riker, II Woodmere, N. Y.. . .Mar. 25, 1909 



DECEASED MEMBERS 



169 



Date or 
Elbctioi?. 

Mar. 14, 1885. 

Oct. 21, 1897. 

Dec. 8, 1904. 

Mar. 14, 1885. 

April 6, 1886. 

Mar. 26, 1 891. 

Oct. 24, 1889. 

Mar. 30, 1887. 

June 5, 1885. 

Oct. 25, 1886. 

June 30, 1890. 

Oct. 24, 1889. 

Mar. 29, 1894. 

Oct. 25, 1886. 

Oct. 25, 1886. 

April 30, 1885. 

Mar. 8, 1906. 

June lOy 1909. 

Mar. II, 1909. 

June 15, 1886. 

Dec. 10, 1896. 

Oct. 27, 1887. 

Oct. 24, 1885. 

April 6, 1886. 

Mar. 9, 1899. 



Mar. 24, 

Oct. 27, 

Mar. II, 

Mar. 31 

Dec. 

Mar. 12 

Dec. 

June 

June 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Oct, 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Oct. 

Nov. 

Mar. 

June 

Oct. 



8, 

a, 

20, 

25, 

15, 

8, 

7, 
*7, 

7, 
30, 

24» 

9> 

30. 

as, 

a3, 
r. 30^ 

Oct. 27, 



Mar. 
Dec 
Mar. 



Datb or 
Death. 

.George M. Van Hoesen Nyack, N. Y April 18, 1909 

.Charles Edward Witbeck Cohoes, N. Y May 13, 1909 

.Cornelius I. Zabriskie Hackensack, N. J. . .May 13, 1909 

.Gerardus Hilles Wynkoop New York City May 16, 1909 

.John Lawrence Riker Cedarhurst, N. Y. . .July 6, 1909 

.Seymour De Witt Middletown, N. Y.. July 12, 1909 

.Richard Henry Van Alstyne Troy, N. Y July 28, 1909 

.Cornelius Cuyler Cuyler New York Qty July 30, 1909 

.Thomas Dunkin De Witt New York City Aug. 13, 1909 

.Abraham Quackenbush New York Qty Aug. 26, 1909 

.Charles Winegar Crispell Rondout, N. Y. Aug. 30, 1909 

.Henry Waller Brinckerhoff Brooklyn, N. Y Sept. 7, 1909 

.John Cornell Schenck Brooklyn, N. Y Sept. 29, 1909 

.Charles Burhans Kingston, N. Y Oct. 15, 1909 

.Francis Isaac Vander Beek Jersey Qty, N. J. . .Oct. 23, 1909 

.John Rufus Van Wormer New York Qty Oct. 27, 1909 

.William H. Van Schoonhoven. . .Troy, N. Y Nov. 2, 1909 

.Albert Waling Van Winkle New York City Dec. 16, 1909 

.John Newton Van Ness Newark, N. J Dec. 28, 1909 

.Charles H. Truaz New York City Jan. 14, 1910 

.Edward Langdon Bogert New Brighton, N.Y. Jan. 19, 1910 

.Gordon Wendell New York City Jan. 3 1, 1910 

.Peter WyckofF Brooklyn, N. Y Feb. 9, 1910 

.Louis Bevier Van Gaasbeek Kingston, N. Y Feb. 16, 19 10 

.John Perdval Roosa Monticello, N. Y.. . .Feb. 23, 1910 



910. . Abram Van Arsdale 

887. .Daniel Lewis Van Antwerp . . 

897. .Andrew Jackson Kiersted 

892.. William Henry Slingerland. . . 
904. .James Wallace Van Qeave. . . 

896. .Edwafd Boyce Adriance 

886..James Ten Eyck 

885. .Hiram Schoonmaker 

886. .Theodore Melvin Banta 

888. .James Thayer Van Deventer 

888..Townsend Cortelyou Van Pelt. . 

887. . Samuel Van Wyck 

892. . Josiah H. Zabriskie 

890. .Philip Vernon Van Orden 

885. .John Gamsey Van Slyke 

893. .Henry Cornelius Hasbrouck 

887. .Commodore Perry Vedder 

902.. Ferdinand Lott Wyckoff 

886. .Isaac Paulis Vander Beek 

901 . .Henry Mesier Van Wyck 

885. .James Suydam 

887. .Edward Elsworth 

887.. Edward Strong Bogert 



Newark, N. J April 

Loudonville, N. Y... April 
Philadelphia, Pa.. . .May 
Slingerlands, N. Y..May 

St. Louis, Mo May 

New York City July 

Albany, N.Y July 

New York City Aug. 

Brooklyn, N. Y Sept. 

Knoxville, Tenn. . . . Sept. 

Brooklyn, N.Y Oct. 

Brooklyn, N.Y Oct. 

Brooklyn, N.Y Nov. 

Catskill,N.Y Dec 

Kingston, N. Y Dec. 

Newburgh, N. Y.. . . Dec 
Ellicottville, N. Y.. .Dec 

Brooklyn, N.Y Dec. 

Jersey City, N. J.. . .Jan. 
New Hamburg, N.Y.Jan. 
Philadelphia, Pa.. . .Jan. 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Feb. 
New Yorit City Feb. 



7, 
16, 
10, 

13, 

22, 
28, 

17, 
18, 

16, 

18. 

i> 

13. 

15. 

17. 

30. 
10, 

27. 
28, 

2, 

16, 



910 
910 
910 
910 
910 
910 
910 
910 
910 
910 
910 
910 
910 
910 
910 
910 
910 
910 
911 
911 
911 
911 
911 



170 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

Date op Date of 

Elbction. Death. 

June 25, 1885. .Peter J. Stuyvesant New York City Mar. 3, 1911 

Oct. 22, 1890.. James Pilling Rappelyea Brooklyn, N. Y Mar. 8, 191 1 

Jan. 30, 1 890.. Washington Lafayette Cooper. .New York City Mar. 10, 191 1 

Jan. II, 1909.. George Washington 

Schoonmaker Jamaica, N. Y Mar. 10, 191 1 

Dec. 28, 1893.. Arthur Peter Sutphen Somerville, N. J.. . .Mar. 14, 191 1 

Mar. 29, 1888.. John Brower BIydenburgh Hudson, N. Y Mar. 18, 1911 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Charles Francis Van Horn Newport, R. I April 4, 1911 

Dec. 9, 1909. .Franklin David Putnam Auburn, N. Y April 5, 191 1 



Oct. 27, 1887. .Jacob Winne Clute Schenectady, N. Y.. April 12, 191 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Leonard Harvey Groesbeck Syracuse, N. Y April 17, 191 

Dec. 20, 1886. .David Augustus Vander Veer. . . Freehold, N. J April 26, 191 

Oct. 24, 1889. .John Henry Hopper Paterson, N. J May 7, 191 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Theophilus Anthony Brouwer. . . New York City June 15, 191 

Nov. 9, 1893.. John Jeremiah Van Rensselaer. .Dongan Hills, S. L. .June 18, 191 

May 19, 1887. .Stephen Van Alcn Van Home. . .New York City July ii, 191 

June 13, 1901. .Peter A. Dey Iowa City, Iowa July 11, 191 

Oct. 29, 1 891. .Edward Jacob Bergen Brooklyn, N. Y July 14, 191 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Peter Jacobus Elting Yonkers, N. Y Aug. 10, 191 

Mar. 10, 1904. .Cornelius Bloomingdale New York City Aug. 22, 191 

Mar. 9, 1905. .Cornelius Ditmars Flatbush, N. Y Sept. 20, 191 

Oct. 24, 1885.. Charles Crooke Suydam Elizabeth, N. J Nov. 9, 191 

Dec. 17, 1908.. William White Hance Palenville, N. Y Nov. 14, 191 

Dec. 17, 1908. .David Springsteen Elmhurst, N. Y Dec. 14, 191 

June IS, 1886. .Bloomfield Brower New York City Jan. 5, 191 2 

Mar. 14, 1885. .George Gosman De Witt New York City Jan. 12, 1912 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Francis D. Kouwenhoven Steinway, N. Y Jan. 20, 19 12 

Mar. 31, 1892.. John Henry Dingman Brooklyn, N. Y Jan. 27, 1912 

June 9, 1904. .Abraham Zabriskie Van Houten. Passaic, N. J Feb. 24, 1912 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Albert Van Brunt Voorhees Brooklyn, N. Y Mar. 8, 191 2 

June 25, 1885. .Eugene Van Loan Athens, N. Y Mar. 10, 1912 



Dec. 20, 1886. .Samuel Oakley Vander Poel. . .New York April 22, 191 2 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Edward Tompkins Hulst Poughkeepsie, N. Y.. April 23, 1912 

Mar. 31, 1890. . Amatt Reading Gulick New York April 24, 1912 

June 25, 1885. .Richard Mentor Jacobus Maplewood, N. J.. . .April 30, 191 2 

Mar. 10, 1898. .Charles Eagles Dusenberry Troy, N. Y June 25, 1912 

Mar. 12, 1908. .Charles Freeman Cantine Kingston, N. Y July 14, 1912 

Mar. 12, 1903. .Harry Van der Veer De Hart. .Elizabeth, N. J July 16, 191 2 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Sherman Esselstyn Brooklyn, N. Y Sept. 22, 191 2 

Mar. 30, 1893. .Joseph Hasbrouck Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. .Oct. 2, 191 2 

June 1 1, 1908. .Willis Alvin Winne Albany, N. Y Oct. 2, 1912 

June 30, 1891. .Anthony Dey New York Oct. 11, 1912 

Mar. 10, 1898. .William Wallace Brower New York Oct. 15, 191 2 

Mar. 29, 1894. . Wellington Vrooman Parkersburg, W. Va. . Oct. 26, 1912 

Mar. 9, 1899. .John Monroe Van Vleck Middletown, Conn. . . Nov. 4, 1912 



DECEASED MEMBERS 



171 



Date of Date of 

Elections. Death. 

Dec, 12, 1901 . .P. A. V. Van Doren Princeton, N. J Nov. 4, 1912 

Dec. 10, 1903 . . Isaac I. Demarest Hackensack, N. J. . . .Dec. 2, 1912 

Mar. 31, 1892. .Andrew James Hageman Somerville, N. J Dec. 3, 1912 

June 8, 1899. .William Van Dorn Freehold, N. J Jan. i, 1913 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Andrew Tniax Veeder Pittsburg, Penn Jan. 4, 1913 

Nov. 30, 1892. .Emestus Schenck Gulick New York Jan. 6, 1913 

Mar. 10, 1904. .Henry Benjamin Van Winkle . Paterson, N. J Jan. 7, 191 3 

June 15, 1886. .Samuel Decker Coykendall. . .Rondout, N. Y Jan. 14, 1913 

June 17, 1910. .Wessel Ten Brocck Van Orden. New Baltimore, N.Y.Jan. 28, 1913 

April 30, 1885 . .William Van Alstyne Plainfield, N. J Jan. 30, 1913 



June 15, 1886. .David Harrison Houghtaling. .New York Feb. 14, 1913 

Mar. 8, 1900. .Rasselas A. Bonta Syracuse, N. Y Mar. i, 1913 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Elbert Adrian Brinckerhoff . . .Englewood, N. J Mar. 23, 1913 

June 25, 1885 . .Alfred De Groot Port Richmond, N.Y.Mar. 31, 1913 

Dec. 12, 191 2. .Charles Norton Van Buren. . .Elizabeth, N. J Mar. 30, 1913 

June 14, 1894. .William R. P. Van Pelt Brooklyn, N. Y April 19, 191 3 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Frederick Brett Schenck Englewood, N. J May 21, 1913 

Dec. 2, 1895. .Charles Harold Montanye Scarsdale, N. Y June 26, 1913 

Mar. 9, 1899. .Theodore Wells Barhydt Pasadena, Cal July 16, 19 13 

Oct. 25, 1886. .John Lott Nostrand Brooklyn, N. Y Aug. 3, 1913 

Mar. 14, 1885 . .Dr. Richard Van Santvoord. . .New York, N. Y Sept. 10, 1913 

Mar. 28, 1889. .James C. Gulick New York, N. Y Sept. 23, 1913 

Dec. 13, 1894. .Adrian Meserole Brooklyn, N. Y Sept. 26, 1913 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Cornelius De Witt Norfolk, Va Sept. 28, 1913 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . Ezekiel J. Elting Yonkers, N. Y Oct. 26, 1913 

June 10, 1897. .Thomas C. Van Antwerp Cincinnati, Ohio Nov. 20, 19 13 

Dec. 14, 1899. .Richard Lansing Albany, N. Y Dec. 2, 1913 

April 6, 1886 . .William C. De Witt Brooklyn, N. Y Dec. 4, 1913 

Dec. 12, 1912 . . Effingham Marsh Van Buren . . Flatbush, N. Y Dec. 8, 1913 

Mar. 14, 1885 . .Warner Van Norden New York, N. Y Jan. i, 1914 

Dec. 23, 1885 . .John R. Van Buskirk Brooklyn, N. Y Jan. i, 1914 

Mar. 12, 1908 . .William H. Van Wormer Albany, N. Y Jan. 29, 1914 



Ed. Note: Deceased Members re- 
corded to February i, 1915, will be 



found under '*InMemoriam"on last 
pages of this volume. 



THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL DINNER OF 
THE POUGHKEEPSIE MEMBERS 




N Saturday evening, October 3, 1914, 
the Twenty-fifth Annual Dinner of 
the Poughkeepsie District Members 
of The Holland Society, in com- 

Imemoration of the Relief of the 
Siege of Leyden, was held as usual 
at the Nelson House. 
*l The members who gathered around 
the table were: John E. Adriance, Peter Adriance, 
Wm. A. Adriance, Hon. Frank Hasbrouck, Martin 
Heermance, Dr. J. W. Poucher, Jesse Elting, Jacob 
Elting, A. B. Du Bois, E. Covert Hulst, David B. 
Sleight, Peter R. Sleight and I. Reynolds Adriance, the 
Vice President for Dutchess County, who presided. 
Recording Secretary Van Winkle and Corresponding 
Secretary Spoor came up from New York especially for 
the occasion and were present as the guests of the 
evening. 

Letters of regret were read from President Brower 
and Treasurer Van Brunt, and a telegram from Irving 
Elting, former Vice President, conveying greetings and 
regrets at his inability to be present. 

The dinner was enjoyed by all and the Hutspot was 
pronounced most excellent. In fact, so heartily was it 
partaken of by the majority of the party that a decided 
inability wag developed to assimilate the Dutchess 

County 



174 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

County Chicken, a part of the remainder of the viands 
on the Menu. 

After the cigars were lighted the attention of the 
members was called to the fact that the nominations 
for Vice President of The Holland Society of New York 
from Dutchess County were in order, and upon motion 
of Judge Hasbrouck, which was duly seconded and 
carried, the present incumbent, I. Reynolds Adriance, 
was named for another term, and the Recording Secre- 
tary was requested to so advise the Nominating 
Committee. 

Mr. Van Winkle and Mr. Spoor were then called on 
in turn for remarks which were listened to with much 
interest. The delayed Year Books were a part of Mr. 
Van Winkle's text, it being a subject on which he spoke 
feelingly. His discourse caused considerable comment 
by the speakers following, especially Judge Hasbrouck. 

Judge Hasbrouck, Dr. Poucher, Martin Heermance, 
E. Covert Hulst and John E. Adriance were also called 
upon; Mr. Adriance read a letter from a German 
friend, giving the German point of view of the war, 
which proved to be very interesting. 

Judge Hasbrouck in his remarks called attention to 
the fact that The Enterprise^ a local evening paper, 
made a practice of publishing each day the events 
which happened ten, fifteen and twenty-five years ago, 
and that on this evening the fact was recorded that the 
local Holland Society held its Tenth Annual Dinner 
fifteen years ago, mentioning prominent members who 
have gone from us. 

The menu was as follows : 



^^Haring en witbrood 
Leiden heeft geen nood. 



99 



MENU 

AMONTILLADO 

Little Neck Clams 
Celery Salted Nuts 

VIN DE GRAVES 

Bisque of Tomato — Croutons 

Olives 



POVGHKEEPSIB CELEBRATION 1/5 

Olives Radishes 

Crab Flake a la Diable 

PONTET CANET 

Hutspot 

CIGARETTES 

Holland Punch 
mumm's extra dry 

Dutchess County Chicken 

en Casserole 

Creamed Lima Beans 

Sweet Potato Glace 

Romaine Salad 

Meringue Glace Cake 

CIGARS 

Camembert Crackers 

Coffee 



THE 



THE ELEVENTH INFORMAL MEETING 

LL Work and No Play Makes Jack 
A Dull Boy" is a maxim the truth- 
fulness of which has long been 
established. In 1903, the Trustees 
came to realize this fact and voted 
to hold the first informal meeting 
of the Society on December fifteenth 
of that year. This, happily, took 
the form of a Smoker and has been celebrated annually 
thereafter on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. The 
Smoker has become so popular that in a short space of 
time the Society has outgrown two meeting rooms and, 
unless something is done to regulate the inviting of 
guests, larger quarters will have to be sought. 

In a few, well-chosen words the Honorable Frank 
Hasbrouck, Past President of the Society, introduced 
Dr. William Eliot Griffis, Author of "Belgium, The 
Land of Art," who gave a short talk — illustrated with 
lantern slides — on "The Walloons in the Netherlands 
and in America." On account of the present hostile 
activities now going on in that country, the lecture was 
particularly interesting. Dr. Griffis said in part: 

"In this time of sympathy with the Belgium of 
1914, the martyred nation, now in desolation, the 
hearts and purses of the American people have 
responded generously to the calls of the needy. 

Holland 



THE ELEVENTH INFORMAL MEETING I77 

Holland, also, is repeating the experiences of 1567, 
when hundreds of thousands of refugees from the 
southern or Belgic Netheriands sought shelter, food, 
and succor, on her welcoming soil. 

"Our obligation to the Belgians is not one of 
humanity only. It is rather in the nature of a debt. 
It was the Walloons, or French-speaking people of 
the region south of Brussels, who first settled, that 
is, made homes, with women and children, in the 
central or empire region of the Atlantic coast in 
North America — ^New York, New Jersey, Pennsyl- 
vania, and Delaware. Moreover, while the new land 
discovered by the men of the Half Moon was, as a 
geographical entity, named New Netherland, as being 
territory acquired beyond sea, in America, the 
province, when made a colony and inhabited and 
recognized as a political organism, was called New 
Belgic Land. On the original seal of the province 
(Sigillum Novi Belgii),^ on the incised granite of the 
new Hall of Records, on Manhattan, and in the 
official documents, one sees the arms of New Amster- 
dam beneath the beaver and three silver crosses and 
reads "Sigillum Amstelodamensis in Novo Belgio." 
Thus the ancient Belgic name lives on our soil. 

"How splendidly shines in history the first mention 
of the people of Belgic Land, in whom Caesar found 
foemen worthy of his steel! ^Omnium horum Belgii 
fortissimi sunt' (The bravest of all these are the 
Belgii), wrote the author of the immortal * Com- 
mentaries.' We may well be proud that such men of 
principle and conscience, Bible readers and lovers 
of liberty, with experiences of persecution, hardships 
bravely faced and cheerfully borne, and whose story 
is as romantic as that of the Pilgrim Fathers, or the 
Huguenots, settled our central region. 

"Draw a line east and west across Belgium at 
Brussels and, roughly speaking, all south of this line 
are Walloons, whose speech is French. Economically, 
for the most part, this southern country is a foundry, 
mine or factory. All north of Brussels is, roughly 
speaking, inhabited by Flemings, who speak Dutch 

— ^not 

^ See Seal on page 186 of Year Book, 1914. 



178 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

— not the polished, modern speech of Leyden, but of 
an older form. This region is mostly a farm or garden 
area. Thus Belgium is manufacturing in the south 
and agricultural and maritime in the north. 

"Phonetics help to explain the origin of the name 
Walloons. North of the Alps, W and G change easily. 
Compare Welf and Guelph, Guilliaume and William, 
besides scores of other similar transmutations, which 
show us why the Gaul-loon becomes Walloon and the 
person so-called speaks French. 

"Our ancestors of white cuticle were once savages 
like the tinted folk, knowing nothing of trousers, 
woven clothing or the refinements of civilized life. 
The Romans conquered our forbears with superior 
weapons and discipline, but it was the foreign mis- 
sionaries from the south who won the Belgii to 
Christian faith, hope, and love. He who opposes or 
is indifferent to Christian propaganda, or foreign 
missions, is disloyal to all history, since no people 
were ever made a Christian nation, except by foreign 
missionaries. The saints which Belgian churches 
recall in their names or make effigies of in statuary 
are to us unknown by name and are otherwise ob- 
scure in America, but are locally household words, 
because the names or images recall the story of those 
devoted men and women who, long centuries ago, 
labored in the gospel on the soil. 

"After Roman dominion fell, Charlemagne tried 
to reform all northern Europe, according to the only 
model he knew. Thus grew up the Holy Roman 
Empire. The fleeing remnants of the Teutonic 
tribes, driven by the great Charles out of the German 
forests, settled in the sandy levels of northern Belgic 
land and became the Fleemings or Flemings. Charle- 
magne was crowned at Rome on Christmas Day A. 
D. 800, and left one son. In 843 A. D., his three 
grandsons took the oath of peace and divided 
their grandfather's estate. The western part became 
France, the eastern Germany, while between, was a 
long strip from the Tiber to the English channel, in 
which lay Belgic land. Thus, set like a wedge 

between 



THE ELEVENTH INFORMAL MEETING 179 

between the eternal rivals, France and Germany, the 
Belgic territory was destined to be a battlefield of 
contending nations. 

"After the crusades, an amazing era of industry 
made the Netherlands the richest portion of Europe. 
Charles V. could not understand the ideas of the 
Reformation and their meaning, but thousands of 
the southern Netherlands could and did, for they 
were the pioneers of a new world of thought. Philip II 
perceived the animus and bent of the new move- 
ments of mind, seeing that these meant prolonged 
opposition to absolutism in government and the 
enjoyment of religion apart from monopoly. When 
from Madrid the orders went forth for the threefold 
coercion of the Netherlanders into conformity, the 
establishment of the Inquisition and the laying of 
taxes without consent, the Walloons first, and then 
the Flemings and Dutch, revolted. 

"Philip II listened to the war-makers and con- 
tractors, clerical and lay, who saw rich spoil ahead. 
In 1 567, he sent Alva with his invincible army to the 
boggy and sandy land which human industry had 
made a garden and a mint. The Walloon country is 
not militarily defensible in any case and the Flemings 
were unprepared. The Eighty Years War and the 
^Troubles' began. The result was that under a suc- 
cession of able Spanish generals, the Opacification ' of 
the southern or Belgic Netherlands was completed 
by Parma. Then the country was placed under the 
rule of Philip's daughter, the Infanta of Spain, while 
the Dutch Republic continued on its victorious 
career. 

"When the seventeenth century opened there were 
arrayed, in startling contrast, the northern and the 
southern, or the Dutch and the Spanish Netherlands. 
The one nation represented the new world of print- 
ing presses, public schools, freedom in religion, 
economic reform and was the pioneer of what our 
civilization in the twentieth century holds most 
precious. The other was allied to ^the China of 
Europe,' reactionary Spain. 

'Meanwhile, 



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"Meanwhile, a million people, Walloons and 
Flemings, mostly persons of ability or skilled artisans, 
fled to the four countries in the British Isles, to 
Germany, to Scandinavia, to Denmark; but, in 
overwhelming majority, into the Dutch Republic. 
Brave Little Holland, with but 800,000 inhabitants 
and four thousand square miles of dry land, was made 
great. Usselinx pumped out ponds and made new 
polders. Brains and wealth entered with the Wal- 
loons. Amsterdam rose on the ruins of Antwerp. 
Some of the finest regiments under the flag of twenty- 
one stripes — ^the orange, white and blue seven times 
repeated — were Walloons. The League of Seven 
States prospered mightily because of Walloon Im- 
migration. England was transformed from a poor, 
agricultural to a rich, manufacturing country, be- 
cause of the transfer of industry from continent to 
island. Spain steadily sunk toward sunset. 

"These Walloons were Bible readers. They cared 
more for conscience and freedom than for comfort 
or pelf. One phase of the story of their struggle is 
told in Rev. D. F. Poujol's fascinating volume,* 
which tells of the strangers happy in their new home. 
At Leyden, at the Bibliotheque Wallonne, in the 
Pilgrim Father Alley, Klock Steeg, opposite St. 
Peter's mighty church, Americans descended from 
Walloons and seeking ancestral records, will find 
rich stores of knowledge. Card catalogues, giving 
clues or telling the story of these refugees for con- 
science sake — many of them settlers in New Nether- 
land — ^with abundance of literary and illustrative 
accessories, may be found. 

"It was in Leyden that Jesse de Forest,* from 
Avesnes in Hainault (but now in France), who may 
be called the real founder of the city on Manhattan, 
enrolled emigrants for settlement in the new Belgic 
land beyond the Atlantic. Perhaps it was in com- 
pliment, as it was in historic justice, to these Wal- 
loon 



^Histoire et Influence des Eglises 
Wallonnes, dans les Pay Bas, par 
D. F. Poujol, pasteur. Paris Libraire 
Fiachbacher, 1902. 



' See pages 20-22 Year Books of 
The Holland Society of New York, 
1888-1889, also 1895, page 119. 



TEE ELEVENTH INFORMAL MEETING l8l 

loon pioneers, that the new province was named that 
of the Novi Belgii, or New Belgium. Not till the 
truce ( 1 609-1 621) expired could the States-General, 
in good faith to Spain, allow a colony on the conti- 
nent of America, claimed by Philip II as his private 
property; but in 1623 the West India Company had 
ready a new, bright, clean ship, the New Netherlands 
of 260 tons burthen. Captain Comelis Jacobsen May, 
commander. On this vessel were embarked thirty 
families, nearly all Walloons, bound for America. 
On board were the officers of religion and the church 
lay-preachers, called comforters of the sick. On 
Manhattan; at the Walloon's bight, or bocht, now 
the Wallabout in Brooklyn; on the site of Albany 
on the upper Hudson; these Walloon pioneers of 
our Middle States were settled. Four couples were 
married in the ship. These brides and grooms, em- 
barking on a yacht from Manhattan sailed into the 
Delaware and made their home on the Jersey shore, 
not far from the site of the later Philadelphia. Thus 
the first home-makers in the four Middle States were 
Walloons and the first white child born in this empire 
region bore a Walloon name. To-day, thousands 
of our best citizens are, whether or not conscious of 
the fact, descended from these Walloons. 

"In all probability, it was these Walloons of 1623 
(for many more came later) who first brought over 
their favorite flower, the Marguerite daisy. What 
more appropriate state flower could be chosen for 
New York by the people of our Empire Com- 
monwealth, than this beautiful blossom of the 
meadows ? 

" So numerous were these French-speaking settlers 
of New Netherland and so insistent upon their church 
privileges that all the first domines, or Dutch pastors, 
sent over by the West India Company, were expected 
and obliged to preach in French, as well as Dutch. 
If not as comfortably fluent in the speech of southern 
Belgic land as was most agreeable to speakers and 
hearers, they had recourse to the pen and wrote out 
their sermons. 

"Some 



l82 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

" Some of the most prominent and honored of the 
early New Netherlanders were Walloons — not from 
France, bpt from the southern Netherlands — such as 
Peter Minuit, first governor, who had been also an 
elder in the Walloon church at Wesel, Germany; and 
Secretary de Rasieres, who visited Plymouth and the 
Pilgrims. Probably most of the New Netherlanders 
with the names bearing the prefix de or /a, were 
of Walloon origin. Hundreds more from ancestral 
seats in the provinces of Hainault, Brabant, Namur, 
Liege, and Luxemburg alternated or translated their 
names into Dutch when in alien lands, yet they were 
from the Netherlands, not from France. No great 
immigration of French people to America took place 
until after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 
1683. Many Americans of Walloon ancestry imagine 
themselves of Huguenot descent. Yet the records of 
honor are equal in both strains of blood. 

"The Walloons in America, as in Holland, were 
soon merged into the body social and politic, of 
which they were at first a notable part. In Holland, 
to-day, a few congregations of Walloons still worship 
God after the manner and speech of their fathers, 
but most of the older churches, as seen by the dates 
in Poujol's conspectus, have become extinct. In the 
large cities of Queen Wilhelmina's dominions, one 
may count up probably as many as fifteen Walloon 
churches still living and active. 

"Of the gifts and graces of the Walloons, there is 
not here space to speak. Unless the writer, for 
twenty-five years a member and nine years a domine, 
or pastor, in the Reformed Church (at Schenectady, 
N. Y.) be mistaken in his impressions, the Walloons 
added a distinct and valuable element to the Ameri- 
can composite. Merged and forgotten they may 
have been, but though invisible their contribution is 
none the less potent in our national life. Rather, 
like the flavor that distils aroma and adds piquancy, 
the Walloon sweetened the Dutch mass and to-day 
makes richer our national inheritance. The Holland 
Society of New York, among whose members are so 

many 



THE ELEVENTH INFORMAL MEETING 183 

many of Belgic descent, should, with discrimination 
and appreciation, keep alive the memory of the 
Walloons." 

In the absence of Evert Jansen Wendell, the Chair- 
man of the Committee in charge of the Smoker pro- 
gram, the Recording Secretary acted as Master of 
Ceremonies and introduced the following artists: 
Rose Sampter, Soprano; Lawrence Sharkey, Story 
Teller; Haley & Bond, Musical Comedians; Wm. F. 
Caesar, Accompanist. 

As no meeting of the Society is complete without a 
word from our President, William Leverich Brower was 
called to the platform and responded in an informal 
manner, tendering his greetings to all the members 
present and expressing the Society's obligation to 
Dr. Griffis for his interesting and informing lecture on 
the Walloons and the Belgian country. He also brought 
the greetings to the Society of our Minister to the 
Netherlands, Henry Van Dyke, who had just ar- 
rived in America. The President stated that although 
a number of kindred societies were omitting their 
festivities on account of the sympathy with the deso- 
lation in Europe, the Trustees of The Holland Society, 
after giving full consideration to the matter, had de- 
cided that it would be better not to break the con- 
tinuity, and therefore voted in favor of the Annual 
Dinner which is to be held on January 21st, 1915. 

The President made an appeal for the stricken 
Belgian population and he stated that if any contribu- 
tions were made through him, or any of the other 
Officers or Trustees, they would be sent to our Minister 
to the Netherlands, Henry Van Dyke, to be used at 
his personal discretion. 

At the conclusion of his remarks President Brower 
read the following telegram from H. L. Van Winkle, 
Vice-President of the Pacific Coast: 

"Edward Van Winkle, Recording Secretary 
The Holland Society of New York 
Hotel Astor, N. Y. 
"Your invitation to the Annual Smoker received. 
Am with you in spirit if not in person. If present and 

called 



184 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

called upon to respond to the toast *The Panama Pacific 
Exposition at San Francisco, Nineteen-Fifteen I 
should tell you that the Exposition officials send greet- 
ings, inviting every member of The Holland Society, 
their families and friends to visit San Francisco between 
February twentieth, opening day, and December fourth, 
closing day and see what fifty million dollars expended 
for their pleasure has to offer. Every accommodation 
has been arranged for their comfort and we extend a 
cordial invitation to the hospitality of San Francisco. 

H. L. Van Winkle." 

The prepared program being concluded, the members 
were invited to entertain themselves for the rest of the 
evening; aided by the waiters, who served the follow- 
ing collation: 

Buffet Collation 

SERVICE chaud: 

Bouillon en tasses 

Oysters a la Poulette 

Petites Bouchees of Sweetbreads a la Reine 



SERVICE froid: 

Mayonnaise of Lobster 

or 

Mayonnaise of Chicken 

Assorted Sandwiches 

(Foie Gras, Tongue, Ham, Caviar, etc.) 

Buttered Finger Rolls 

Tartines Beurrees 



Fancy Ices 

(Chocolate & Orange) 

Assorted Cakes 



Cafe Noir 



THE 



THE THIRD ANNUAL DINNER OF THE 
HUDSON COUNTY MEMBERS 

E Third Annual Banquet of the 
ludson County Branch of The 
loUand Society was held at the 
ersey City Club, Jersey City, 
)ecember, 8, 1914. A meeting 
ras called to order by the Presi- 
ent, Richard G. Sip. Reports 
rere received from the different 
Committees. Three new members were elected. The 
election for President for the ensuing year being in 
order, it was announced that, according to the By- 
Laws of the Association, the election of President 
carried with it the nomination for Vice-President of the 
Parent Society. Nominations for that office were 
called for and the name of William Van Keuren was 
unanimously submitted. The Secretary being directed 
to cast the ballot, Mr. Van Keuren was declared to be 
elected President of the Association for the coming 
year. He accepted the office with thanks, and with 
appropriate remarks pledged himself to the loyal 
support of the Association and furtherance of its 
objects. Mr. Clarence G. Newkirk was unanimously 
reelected Secretary and Treasurer. The meeting then 
adjourned and thirty-eight members were ushered 
into the Dining Hall, which had been handsomely and 
appropriately decorated under the direction of the 
very efficient Dinner Committee, by Brig. Gen. H. H. 

Biinkerhoff, 



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BrinkerhofF, James S. Newkirk and Chas. M. Vreeland. 
A most appetizing Menu was presented which was 
greatly enjoyed. Excellent "post prandial" speeches 
were made by Hon. Wm. H. Speer and Hon. Robert 
Carey, both of the Hudson County Judiciary, who were 
happily introduced by General Brinkerhoff as Toast- 
master. At the close, a standing vote of thanks was 
given to the Banquet Committee for their untiring 
and successful efforts for the entertainment of the 
Association. After the singing of "Old Lang Syne" 
the meeting adjourned filled anew with good old Dutch 
loyalty and enthusiasm. Among those present were: 
Gen. H. H. Brinkerhoff, Wm. Van Keuren, Graham 
Van Keuren, Daniel Van Winkle, Thomas E. Van 
Winkle, Charles M. Vreeland, Dr. Hamilton Vreeland, 
J. S. Newkirk, A. P. Newkirk, Harry M. Newkirk, 
Clarence G. Newkirk, Halsey V. Newkirk, J. Warren 
Vreeland, Nicholas G. Vreeland, Howard Vreeland, 
John Winner, Thomas A. Ryer, Nicholas D. Worten- 
dyke. Dr. H. S. Bogardus, Geo. Van Blaricom, Richard 
J. Vreeland, Richard H. Brinkerhoff, Dr. C. P. Opdyke, 
Hon. Wm. H. Speer, Hon. Robert Carey and George 
C. Warrin, Jr. 

THIRTIETH 



Note. — The heading cut used with 
this artide shows the old Eagle tav- 
ern which was purchased by Peter 
StttTvesant in 1787, and is where the 



Hudson County Dinner would proba- 
bly have been held if celebrated that 
year. 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL DINNER 

HE Thirtieth Annual Dinner of The 
Holland Society was held in the 
Waldorf-Astoria on Thursday even- 
ing, January 21, 1915. The mem- 
bers and guests assembled in the 
Astor Gallery, where an informal 
reception took place and escorts 
were assigned to the representa- 
tives of the Societies invited as honorary guests. At 
the sound of the bugle the doors of the dining-room 
were thrown open to welcome those participating in 
this gay festival. 

For the first time in years all of the boxes in the first 
balcony were occupied by the ladies, and representa- 
tives were present from The Society of Daughters of 
Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and 
Honorable Families of New Netherland, and the 
Daughters of the Revolution — Bergen Chapter and 
Paulus Hook Chapter — both representative of the old 
town of Bergen, the history of which is chronicled in 
the Year Books 1913, 1914 and 1915. 

Reverend Dr. Ernest M. Stires, Rector of St. 
Thomas's Church, New York, pronounced the blesjing, 
as follows: 

"God of our fathers, accept our heartfelt thanks for 
all our blessings; help us to have an increasing sense 
of our responsibilities and an increasing sense of thank- 
fulness for all thy goodness to us." 

The 

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l88 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

The honored guests of the Society were grouped 
about the President, William Leverich Brower: Rev. 
Dr. Ernest M. Stires, Rector of St. Thomas's Church; 
Professor William H. Carpenter, Provost of Columbia 
University; Honorable Isaac Franklin Russell, Chief 
Justice, Court of Special Sessions of the City of New 
York; Rear Admiral N. R. Usher, Commandant of 
the Brooklyn Navy Yard; Mr. De Lancey NicoU, 
Vice-President of the St. Nicholas Society; A. van de 
Sande Bakhuyzen, Consul General of der Nederlanden ; 
Mr. Louis Annin Ames, President of the Empire State 
Sons of the American Revolution; Mr. Robert 
Olyphant, President of the Sons of the Revolution ; Mr. 
Charles W. Bowring, President of St. George's Society; 
Rev. John Williams, President of St. David's Society; 
Major Henry Gansevoort Sanford, Governor of the 
Society of Colonial Wars; Mr. William Sloane, Presi- 
dent of St. Andrew's Society; Frederick C. Seabury, 
Governor of Society of Mayflower Decendants: Wil- 
liam J. Clarke, Recording Secretary of the Friendly 
Sons of St. Patrick; William Mitchell, Vice President 
of the Huguenot Society. 

In front of the dais the following members and guests 
were seated at the tables: 

Table A, — ^John J. Bogert, J. Bion Bogart, Arthur 
H. Bogart, Judah B. Voorhecs, Anson A. Voorhees, J. 
Edgar Voorhees, W. M. Van Deusen; table B, — Byron 
G. Van Home, Wm. Van Buskirk, Bert S. Heintzelman, 
Alfred Melvine Snedeker, James Wilson, H. W. Van 
Wagenen, Geo. L. Turton, Francis J. N. Tallman, 
Peter Westervelt Stagg; table C, — Edward Van Win- 
kle, Seward Goetschius Spoor, Frederick A. Waldron, 
Jesse M. Smith, F. A. Muschenheim, David Nevius, 
Wm. H. Van Kleeck, John W. Vrooman; table D, — 
John E. Van Nostrand, Seymour Van Santvoord, J. 
Maus Schermerhorn, Henry G. Bugbee, Gerard Beek- 
man, John Leonard Varick, Fred W. Klein, Thomas J. 
Conners, Edward C. Van Glahn; table E, — ^Rutger 
Van Woert, A. H. Gsdler, A. P. 2^mansky, Wm. Van 
Woert, Howell Foster, Henry S. Livingston, George 
F. Girard, J. V. Z. Dedricksen, Morgan Van Woert; 

table 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL DINNER 189 

table F, — ^John H. Prall, L. A. Sussdorff, Caspar J. 
Voorhis, John W. Bogert, H. T. Van Nostrand, H. T. 
Van Nostrand, Jr., Walter M. Meserole, Frederick P. 
Tuthill, Geo. A. Graham, M. R. Howe; table G, — ^Alex 
G. BrinkerhofF, Owen Brainard, T. H. Hoagland, John 
MuUegan, H. G. Hoghland, Chester Baytes, Sheldon 
Franklin, George Gerard; table H, — Frank Hasbrouck, 
Chas. C. Ten Broeck, A. B. Du Bois, Jesse Elting, 
Laurence A. Osterhoudt, Alonzo E. Winne, Frank I. 
Vanderbeek, Frank I. Vanderbeek, Jr., A. J. Stone, 
B. P. Craig; table I, — ^Augustus Van Wyck, Henry S. 
Van Duzer, Garret J. Garretson, William W. Gillen, 
Charles K. Clearwater, Eugene W. Denton, James 
Garretson, Tunis G. Bergen; table J, — E. Covert 
Hulst, William W. Vaughn, Alex S. Williams, Gerrit 
Kouwenhoven, John B. Kouwenhoven, Richmond De 
Bevoise, Jacob Elting, Jacob Elting, Jr.; table K, — 
Thos. Van Loan, C. B. Zabriskie, A. A. Zabriskie, Wm. 
M. Swartwout, Arthur J. Weise, Edward Dewitt, John 
V. Bouvier, Jr., Frederic L Lockman, Steven J. Mc- 
Garrigle, John Q. Lockman, Edward F. Lindsay; 
table L, — Lindon W. Bates, Bernard Suydam, Geo. 
D. Van Houten, Richard H. Harding, Jr., James C. 
Van Siclen, J. T. B. Bogardus, D. D. Zabriskie; table 
M, — G. Danforth Williamson, Teunis J. Bergen, Jerome 
Lott, W. V. A. Blauvelt, Benjamin T. Van Nostrand, 
£• Hawley Van Wyck, Daniel Van Winkle, James S. 
Newkirk; table N, — ^Wm. J. Bogert, W. H. Vander 
Poel, John C. Gulick, Harold C. BuUard, Horace 
Secor, Jr., A. H. Van Duzer; table O, — George M. 
Van Deventer, Charles T. Wessels, G. Wm. Wessels, 
Frank R. Van Nest, Henry Van Arsdale, Henry Van 
Arsdale, Jr., Moses J. De Witt, B. H'B. Sleght, J. S. 
R,ippel; table P, — Frank H. Quimby, Hubert Dunning, 
Charles P. Tolman, Haywood P. Cavarly, A. Vander- 
laan, Frederick H. Crum, Charles B. Van Valen, 
Charles B. Van Valen, Jr., Samuel A. Vanderwater; 
table Q, — C- A. Van Winkle, F. S. Dickinson, F. C. 
Decker, Winant Van Winkle, A. W. Van Winkle, J. 
Wilson Poucher, Chas. W. Pilgrim; table R, — Geo. 
Van Keuren, Benj. L Ward, Fred C. Van Keuren, 

James 



190 Ir&E HOLLAND SOCIETY 

J&me$ G. Shaw, Wm. Van Keuren, C. A. Conover, 
Graham Van Keuren, George E. Blakeslee; table S,-^ 
John G. Van Home, Charles H. Keefer, John R. Van 
Home, Walter F. Murray, S. L. F. Deyo, Charles 
Warren Hunt, J. Odell Whitenack, John H. Myers; 
table Tj — ^John Bergen, John L. Vanderveer, Henry 
F. Quackenbos, John D. Quackenbos, Wm. L. 
Bradley, Wallace B. House, William Crawford, L. 
Leland Pierce; table U, — Isaac Van Houten, Peter 
P. Tcrhune, Albert D. Terhune, George H. Ackerman, 
John E. Ackerman; table V, — ^James N. Vander Veer, 
A. Vander Veer, Jr., F. A. Van Duzer, B. M. Cros- 
thwaite, F. A. Slingerland, G. O. Slingerland ; table W, 
-^William D. Blauvelt, Ernest D. Blauvelt, Wessels 
Van Blarcom, Nehemiah Vreeland, Jaques Van Bmnt, 
Cornelius Bergen Van Brant, Dewitt Parcefor Dutcher, 
Frank J. Dutcher; table X, — Gilbert T. Van Mater, 
Harry W. Disbrau, Fred BrinkerhofF, Ruben T. Kipp, 
John L. Swan, L. R. Thurlon; table Y,-^A. J. Van 
Riper, Wm. Fletcher, A. Haldane, Garret Van Cleve, 

F. Van Cleve, Irving D. Kip, Ronald Taylor, Myles 
Murray; table Z, — G. Elmer Van Siclen, E. P. Allyn, 
George L. Hobart, Guy Maine, Chas. Ryder, Jacob V. 
Ryerson, Garett M. Van Siclen, Robert K. Wick, 
Andrew J. Van Siclen, Ernest J. Habighorst; table i,-^ 
R. L. Van Dyke, F. H. Roby, C. E. Barlow, F. E. 
Kaley, J. W. Jacobus, G. W. Randall; table 2, — ^Me^ 
ville C. Van Ness, Wilson T. M. Beale, A. Zabriskie, 
M. L. Hoagland, Morris R. Sherrerd, J. H. Bacheller, 
J. Irving Terhune, N. D. Wortendyke; table 3, — 
Frederick A. Keator, Louis E. de Forest, Theodore 
Brink, T. R. Varick, W. N. Bassett; table 4,— J. E. 
Ditmars, A. B. Barr, Du Bois Beale, Harold E. Ditmars, 
Arthur L. DeGrofF; table 5, — ^Andrew J. Onderdonk, 
Charles H. Kelby, Joseph P. Brennan, Samuel H. 
Andrews, Egbert P. Lansing, Robert Van Epps, Jamed 
S. Polhemus, Thornton Earle; table 6, — Daniel G. 
Bogert, Morrell Bertwhistle, Harold E. Tiemey, Douglas 

G. Thomson, Thomas Bertwhistle, Robert W. Van 
Wyck, H. O. W. Melech, Carl E, Sutphen, Jr. ; table 7,— 
D. D. Sutphen, Chester A. Braman, John Tannor, 

John 



TBIRTIETE ANNUAL DINNER I9I 

John V. B. Wicoff, Robert A. Messier, Harvey M. 
■Voorhees, Henry R. Sutphen, Henry Sutphen. When 
full justice had been done to the excellent dinner pro- 
vided, and cigars had been lighted, the President arose 
and said: — 



THE DINNER TICKET 



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WILUAM LEVERICH BROWER 

9wc Cittfttrf ml iti 9m(ilmi 

^ TU much he dares 
To act in taiety" 

Mosic— n# Sl«r Spsngitd Bmhut 

'^et if on daily scandals fed 

We know thee still, when all is sftid" 



£Md 9l««teflia« Mil t^e fhfnt 

**A citizen of no mean city" 
Mcnic— Durtr 

**0 Holland, model to thy inward greatness 
Like little body with a mighty heart" 

Move — Jl is Mii Lamdjt n9g aoo ZlHn 

|)aU«iil— Cte WMmtu fiefttve at tit Oypmuiel 

P&OFE880& WM. H. CARPENTER, LmJ>, 

"Yet are many of us further obliged by the good 
and courteous treatment which we found in your 
country, for which we and our children after us 
are bound to be thankful to your nation" 

—^kv. Bradford to PfUr Aftnuit in 1627. 

"hAvnG—Wilhelmfu Ftm NtsMtmtn 



Cke J9(lkerlail«— 0ttr Sj^nqplar tf Beliitttti Lilntp • C|t OfUft it 

l)imaiiil; 

Rbv. Dr. ERNEST M. STIRES 
"Truth from the lips prevailed with double sway" 
Music— (Vms/V Bcttn 

Ditcb STttitice Sewperel iitt( Sf^xttg 

Hon. ISAAC FRANKLIN RUSSELL, Crist JtJsncB 

'*rhe qualitv of mercy is not strained; it droppeth 
as the gentle rain from Heaven; it blesseth him 
that gives, and him that takes" 
Music— Co/vmMi tiu Gem oftki Ocean 

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ADDRESS OF WELCOME 
By William Leverich Brower* 

It is with the greatest pleasure that we welcome to 
our Thirtieth Annual Dinner the members of The Hol- 
land Society and their friends; our honored guests 
and the ladies. 

The Society is to be congratulated on the completion 
of another successful year. The record indicates that 
we now have nine hundred and eighty-four members. 
We lost by death twenty-three members, among them 
the revered Henry Van Schaick, a charter member 
who passed away just after he had entered his ninetieth 
year. 

The Annual Smoker of The Society was held at the 
Hotel Astor on the evening of November 24th with 
three hundred and twenty persons present. It was a 
very successful affair, the main feature being an illus- 
trated lecture by Dr. Wm. Elliot Griffis on the "Wal- 
loons." The Walloons were Netherlanders, living in 
the southern provinces, driven out by the Spanish 
Invasion of 1567. Hundreds of our families have 
descended from the Walloons. Let us recall the fact, 
too, that the territory in which we now live was not at 
first termed New Netherlands, but Novum Belgica, that 
is New Belgium, and that the Walloons have as beauti- 
ful a story as the Huguenots. When we realize that 
these Walloons were French-speaking Netherlanders 
living in the country south of Brussels and were an 
industrious Bible-reading people and, defenceless, had 
to fly as exiles into Holland; that they brought the 
first women and children into this country, and that 
the first babies here were born of those Walloon people, 
we should honor and preserve their name in memory. 
Peter Minuit, himself, who arrived in 1626, was born, 
baptized and became an officer in the Walloon or 
French Church. He was the first Colonial Governor 
and first Elder of the Dutch Reformed Church, which 
was organized on this Island in 1628. 
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198 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

It will be of interest to you to learn that your Presi- 
dent, a few weeks ago, enjoyed a visit to Madame 
Vandervelde, who is in this country soliciting aid for 
the Belgian people, and at that time tendered her an 
invitation to speak at this Dinner. We would be 
enjoying her gracious presence to-night, save for the 
fact that she is in the western part of our country 
engaged in her holy mission. 

Our distinguished fellow-member. The Hon. Henry 
van Dyke, U. S. Minister to The Netherlands, was also 
invited to this Dinner. Had he been able to be here 
to-night we should have heard his wonderful story of 
the part he has been taking in helping to relieve the 
misery and woe of the " strangers within the gates " of 
Holland. This is his letter sent from the Legation of 
The United States of America at The Hague, dated 
January 8th, 1915: 



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Dear Mr. Brower: 



Your letter of December 12th has just been for- 
warded to me from Princeton and I am very sorry 
indeed that it will be impossible for me to be in America 
on January 21st, as I am busier than ever here. Give 
my cordial regards to all my fellow members of the 
Holland Society, and tell them that we have good 
reason for increasing pride in the country from which 
our ancestors came. 

Very sincerely yours, 
(Signed) Henry van Dyke." 

The library of our Society is a very interesting insti- 
tution, and is prepared to verify references, furnish 
abstracts, copies of reports and translations. It will 
furnish partial or complete genealogies covering the 
Dutch period of New Netherland, and where the 
original sources are not available to the client, furnish 
either the original, abstracts, copies or translations, as 
may be necessary. 

As reported at the Annual Meeting in April, arrange- 
ments had been completed for the casting of the statue 
of William the Silent. The contracts for this work were 

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drawn and were signed by your President a few dayft 
before the Outbreak of the hostilities in Europe; on 
that account the contracts were not forwarded and 
still remain in the hands of your Committee; further 
progress in the matter is, of course, at present stayed. 

A word about the Hutspot,* which we have enjoyed 
at this Dinner, and the relation it sustains to our Ameri- 
can Thanksgiving Day, may be interesting and in- 
structive. It is the inspiration for the American 
Thanksgiving. After the siege of Leyden in 1575, the 
inhabitants found the Hutspot in the abandoned camps 
of the Spanish soldiers. They appointed October 3rd 
of each year as their Thanksgiving Day to celebrate 
the raising of the siege, and Hutspot crowned their 
feasts. The Puritans, during their stay in Holland 
before coming to this country, witnessed many of these 
October 3 rd celebrations, and decided, when they came 
here, to give thanks in the same way, but as they had 
no beef to cut up, or iron pots in which to cook the 
Hutspot, the wild turkeys were an appetizing substi- 
tute. The iron pots,* which you have as souvenirs at 
this Dinner, are the exact reproduction in miniature 
of the old Spanish pots in which the Hutspot was found. 

This winter, owing to the depression caused by the 
appalling wars, which are being enacted on European 
soil, some of our kindred societies have omitted their 
usual functions. The Holland Society, while main- 
taining and expressing their profoundest sympathy for 
the world's woe, thinks it not inconsistent to continue 
to exercise the grace of hospitality, and so we are here 

to-night. ORANJE BOVEN. 

(Applause.) 

President Brower: Our first toast is "Our Country 
and Its President." I will read this interesting letter, 
dated at the White House, Washington, December 26^ 
1914. 
"My dear Mr. Brower: 

May I not express to you, and, through you, to my 
friends of the Holland Society, my very warm thanks 

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200 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

for the very cordial invitation which you extend in 
your letter of December 24th. As I am in mourning 
I am not able to send you my acceptance, but I hope 
you will believe that I appreciate your kindness. 
With best wishes for the success of your dinner, I am 

Sincerely yours, 

WooDRow Wilson." 

Gentlemen, fill your glasses and we will drink to the 
health and prosperity of our country and its President. 

(The toast was drunk standing.) 

President Brower: It is always customary at 
these dinners to remember our own beloved State; and 
the next toast is "The Empire State and the Governor." 
This letter was received from Governor-Elect Whitman, 
dated December 24, 1914, addressed to the President 
of The Holland Society : 

"Dear Sir: 

Governor-Elect Whitman has your kind invitation 
to attend the Thirtieth Annual Dinner of The Holland 
Society, to be held at the Waldorf-Astoria on Janu- 
ary 2 1 St. 

While Mr. Whitman greatly appreciates your courtesy, 
he directs me to say that, owing to the press of public 
business, it will be impossible for him to accept any 
invitations for the next three months." 

(Signed by his confidential secretary.) 

So, we will drink to the continued prosperity of the 
Empire State, with our very best wishes for our 
Governor. 

(The toast was drunk standing.) 

President Brower: The next toast in order is 
"New Amsterdam and the Mayor." It has always 
been our custom to invite the Mayor of the City to our 
dinners, and he was so invited this time, and this is his 
reply: 

"The Mayor has delayed writing you in the hope 
that he may so arrange his engagements as to permit 
him to accept the kind invitation of The Holland 

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Society to attend its Thirtieth Annual Dinner at the 
Waldorf-Astoria on January 2ist; but he regrets that 
he has been unable to do so. He has another engage- 
ment for that evening which he cannot postpone, and 
therefore it will be impossible for him to be present at 
the Dinner of the Society. He asks me to tell you how 
sorry he is to be compelled to decline your invitation, 
and assures you of his appreciation of your courtesy." 

(Signed by the Executive Secretary.) 

Gentlemen, we will drink to the continued prosperity 
of our City and its efficient Mayor. 

(The toast was drunk standing.) 

President Brower: We miss here to-night the 
genial presence of the Minister from the Netherlands. 
No dinner of The Holland Society seems quite complete 
without his presence. I will read his letter: 

"Replying to your kind note of November 13th, 
inviting me to be a guest of The Holland Society of 
New York at your Thirtieth Annual Dinner which will 
be held on Thursday, January 21st, I beg to inform 
you that, after the pleasant experience of last year, it 
would have given me much pleasure to be again with 
you on this occasion, were it not that I have decided 
that on account of the terrible war raging quite so near 
our borders and indirectly affecting so much also my 
country, not to assist this year at any official or semi- 
official function. 

I hope and trust you will understand and appreciate 
this reason of my abstaining, and accept with my best 
wishes for the illustrious Holland Society and its 
respected President the assurance of my best regards 
and high esteem." 

(Signed by the Chevalier van Rappard.) 

So, gentlemen, we will fill our glasses and drink to 
Her Gracious Majesty, (Jueen Wilhelmina and her 
beautiful country. 

(The toast was drunk standing.) 

Mr. John W. Vrooman: Mr. President, I suggest 
to the members of the Society and to the ladies present 

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202 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

that we give Her Gracious Majesty, Queen Wilhelmina, 
the Chautauqua salute — handkerchiefs out, 

(The Chautauqua salute was given.) 

President Brower: We have with us this evening 
as one of our honored guests, the Provost of that ancient 
seat of learning of which every New Yorker is proud, 
Columbia University. 

To-night, in order to get it in its historical perspec- 
tive, I will call it by its ancient name, "King's College." 
One hundred and fifty years ago there was a prospect 
that the Dutch in New Vork would unite with King's 
College, but events did not turn out that way. They 
finally JFounded a seat of learning at New Brunswick, 
New Jersey, and called it Queen's College. That is 
now Rutgers College. 

Our friend who is to address us has a fruitful theme 
in responding to the toast of "Holland, the Ofttimev 
Refuge of the Oppressed," since Holland has been the 
common refuge of the persecuted in all Europe. The 
Huguenots, Waldenses, Covenanters and Puritans, 
found a safe asylum on her hospitable shores. Listen 
to this tribute to the Dutch people; it appeared a few 
weeks ago in one of the large New York dailies; this 
is it, — ^mark well these words : 

"Nothing finer has developed since the war began 
than the categorical refusal of Holland to accept aid 
for the Belgian refugees within her territory. The 
spirit behind the refusal is magnificent and revives a 
faith in modern civilization that is sadly battered. 

"No less than one million Belgians have streamed 
across the border into Holland, most of them alto- 
gether indigent. The strain of taking care of them has 
been severe. Yet food and shelter have been found, 
and Holland's pride will not permit American wealth 
to help bear the burden of caring for the strangers 
within her gates. Elsewhere Christianity has broken 
down. In Holland it flourishes. If nations are judged 
on the day of final assessment, Holland surely has no 
reason to fear the finding. 

"The Dutch are not rated a sentimental people. 
They are not given to verbal display. Their hearts 

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are not on their sleeves. Visitors to their country 
sometimes complain- of lack of social warmth. But 
behind a barrier of phlegm course streams of kindness. 
Who would not be proud to be a Dutchman, — a mem- 
ber of a people who have shown it is possible to possess 
military virtues and yet to avoid the sin of aggression, — 
who have faced the duty of opening their homes to the 
Belgians with the same calmness they displayed in 
opening their dikes to a foreign oppression.'* The 
beauty of the Dutch behavior is not lessened by the fact 
that the Dutch have not concealed in times past their 
general disapproval of Belgians and of Belgian ways." 

This toast will be responded to by one who officially 
represented Columbia University on the 300th anni- 
versary of the old University of Groningen last July, 
at which time the Queen of the Netherlands received 
an honorary degree. I introduce to you Professor 
William H. Carpenter of Columbia University: 

(Applause.) 

ADDRESS BY DR. WILLIAM H. CARPENTER^ 
PROVOST OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, 

CITY OF NEW YORK 

Dr, Carpenter: Mr. Chairman, members of The 
Holland Society, and Ladies : I find my text is, in part 
at least, contained on the program, although I had 
naturally no part in placing it there. It says: "Yet 
are many of us further obliged by the good and courte- 
ous treatment which we found in your country, for 
which we and our children after us are bound to be 
thankful to your nation." The Chairman has already 
made a part of my speech. But that, of course, in con- 
sidering the characteristics of Holland, was a natural 
thing to do, because, when one thinks of Holland there 
comes into the mind, foremost of all, the supreme part 
that she has played in this matter of hospitality. 

Holland, from the very earliest times, has been, more 
than almost any other nation of Europe, a refuge for 
the 

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204 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

the oppressed. It has come about in all periods of her 
national history. There are times, I suppose, in the 
earliest history of Holland, when she, like every other 
country on the map of Europe, had her times of oppres- 
sion and of ignorance and of intolerance, both in politics 
and in religion; but, after the declaration of inde- 
pendence of Holland, after the dark time of the Spanish 
Succession had passed by and Holland really came out 
into the sun as a nation, it has been true of her that her 
doors have been open and her heart has been open to 
the oppressed of the nations of the earth. This has 
not happened at all for any reasons of self interest or 
of ultimate profit. It has occurred all the way down 
through her history because it has been a part of the 
nature of the Hollanders to open their hearts to those 
who have come to her borders, to warm them at her 
firesides, to feed them when they have been hungry 
and to clothe them when they have been naked. She 
has never picked or chosen; Jews and Gentiles, Catho- 
lics and Protestants, French and Germans have all 
knocked at her door in this way, and never in vain. 

Holland was the first country in Europe to give a 
safe refuge to the Jews, those traditional children of 
persecution. And by and by she welcomed the French 
Catholics, the Jansenists and the Quietists, and took 
them in so that later on they played an important part 
in her national history. And, when that wave of per- 
secution rolled over France, after the revocation of the 
Edict of Nantes, and the Puritan Huguenots were 
driven out, it was in Holland that they found a home 
where they settled down and became a part of the 
community, as they did in no other part of the world; 
and later on still, when religious persecution drove out 
the Protestant Savoyards from France, and the Salz- 
burg Catholics from Germany, these refugees from the 
intolerance of their own countries were welcomed in 
Holland and given a place, among her own people, in 
safety and freedom. 

And now to-day, even at this very time, there is a 
louder knocking than ever before at Holland's door 
for hospitality. For over her borders have come a 

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horde of despairing men and wild-eyed women and 
helpless children, driven out by the horrors of war, — 
driven out by fire and sword and the tramp of armed 
men from a country that is laid waste and devastated 
and bare, fleeing across her borders and only asking to 
live! And Holland, as never before, has opened her 
heart and her homes and her firesides to these refugees. 
(Applause.) All this has taxed her resources to the 
utmost. At the present moment Holland is almost 
submerged by this human wreckage of the flotsam and 
jetsam of war. 

I have had many personal letters from Holland in 
these last days and weeks, and I have been able, I think, 
to understand partly the burden that has come upon 
Holland: a burden, however, which she is bearing 
without a question as to her attitude, without any 
thought whatsoever of a bounden duty, but merely 
taking it as a matter of course that when a stranger in 
need or in despair knocks at her gate, he shall be ad- 
mitted and clothed and fed to the best of her ability. 

From private letters received only a few days ago 
I was told that in a little Dutch town in the south of 
Holland of five thousand inhabitants, there are at this 
time fifty thousand of these refugees of war, who are 
sheltered as best they can be in houses and barns and 
sheds, and many of them are unsheltered in the open 
air. And so it goes; houses and public buildings all 
over Holland have been thrown open in this way. 

A letter from the editor of one of the most prominent 
papers in Amsterdam says that in his own house at 
this time there are twenty-six men who have been taken 
in out of the ranks of the refugees; and other private 
houses in Amsterdam and all of the other cities of 
Holland have been filled full in this hospitable way by 
these wrecks of war. And "wreck" is the proper term 
to apply. For these people have come from all parts 
of a devastated land; from wrecked Louvain; from the 
cities and villages and the countryside of that devas- 
tated, despoiled, ravaged and lost country, they have 
come to the open arms of Holland, and Holland has 
responded, as she has always responded, heartily, 

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206 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

warmly, and as she will always respond, I am sure, to 
the end of her history. (Applause.) 

These are hard times for Holland. She is placed in 
such a predicament as she has never been placed in 
before, for she, as all of us, has learned a lesson that 
neutrality is not a thing to be kept unless it can be 
enforced by arms. What will happen to Holland, of 
course, in this great cataclysm that has come over 
the world, we do not know. God grant that she may 
still live, however, to be the Holland of history, the 
Holland of the old-fashioned virtues, the Holland of 
peace and prosperity. (Applause.) 

Inadvertently, I just said "old-fashioned." And it 
has always seemed to me that Holland is one of the 
most old-fashioned of the nations of Europe. I do not 
use this word in an invidious sense, because to be old- 
fashioned is by no manner of means either a personal 
or a national crime. I read a few days ago that modem 
progress is but an acceleration, and if we but stop to 
think, I am sure it will come to all of us that there is a 
great deal of truth in that definition, because, after 
all, with our great pace at the present time, we ulti- 
mately land in the end in most instances at the same 
old results. Holland is not unprogressive; she is in 
fact one of the most progressive of the nations, but she 
has taken her time to do it. As my experience with 
Dutchmen goes — and I have known a great many of 
them — I think that by and large and as a general 
proposition it is utterly impossible to accelerate the 
pace of a Dutchman. (Laughter and applause.) 

I have been in Holland a great many times. I was 
there again this last summer, and I know Holland, I 
think, in almost every part, from Zeeland in the south 
to Friesland in the north, from the sand dunes on the 
western shore to those modest Dutch mountains in the 
region on the east that is sometimes jocosely spoken 
of as the Dutch Switzerland. 

It is pleasant to recall the Dutch landscape — ^your 
Chairman has put the idea into my mind — the green 
"polders" that often stretch away to the horizon, with 
the comfortable Dutch cows grazing upon them; a 

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line of trees along the dike and clustered about the 
little hamlets, and here and there a windmill and some- 
times a group of them; and if you come nearer to the 
villages you will often see little summer houses and 
you will be able to read on the front of some of them 
what appears to be an extremely unfortunate acknowl- 
edgment of prevalent conditions, because, to an English- 
speaking person, it seems to say " Lust and Rust." Of 
course a Dutchman knows that "Lust" has no immoral 
significance whatever in this usage, and that "Rust" 
does not mean what a late President of the United 
States once called "innocuous desuetude." "Lust en 
Rust" is good Dutch and really only means "pleasure 
and rest." 

And then most characteristic of all in that Dutch 
landscape that comes to my mind is the full-sailed ship 
coming along across the meadows — apparently across 
the meadows, but on an unseen waterway. I have 
journeyed in Holland on steamboats that progressed 
slowly; I have sailed on the Zuyder Zee, on what was 
called a "Snel Zeilende Botter," and that was actually 
much slower than the steamboats. I say all this merely 
to recall to you the conditions that are at hand in 
Holland. It seemed to me last summer, as I traveled 
over the country, that I had never seen Holland so 
prosperous, so peaceful and so happy. That is the 
whole characteristic of Holland, peace, prosperity and 
happiness. At Groningen, to which your Chairman 
has referred, where I was a delegate from my own 
University in America to the 300th celebration of 
the University of Groningen, when I saw that gracious 
young Queen — young she seems to me because I have 
seen her grow up from girlhood — standing before that 
great gathering of men from all the universities of 
Europe and of the world, and with an exquisite modesty 
respond to the honorary degree that had been conferred 
upon her, it seemed to me how happy was that people 
that had such a queen to love, and how happy must be 
the queen to have such people love her. (Applause.) 

Times have changed, and we do not at this time 
know what may befall Holland. God grant that she 

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208 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

may come out of the difficulties that beset her, because 
they are very real ones, still the Holland that we love, 
the Holland of history, the Holland of our heart's 
desire. (Applause.) 

Holland, gentlemen, has taught the world some of 
its most important lessons, but I think it has taught 
the nations of the earth no lesson so satisfactory, so 
deep in its significance and so lasting in its effects as 
the old-fashioned virtue of hospitality jj^ and of care for 
the oppressed. 

The device on an ancient Coat-of-Arms of Holland 
is a lion battling with the waves. May she always 
subdue them! And may that other symbol of her 
nationality, the orange of her flag, which is the orange 
of your Society, never glow less brightly than it does 
to-day and here to-night! (Great applause.) 

President Brower: Our next toast will be "The 
Netherlands — Our Exemplar of Religious Liberty. 
The Uplift of Humanity." ^ 

As the founder of religious toleration which largely 
through the influence of Holland has developed into 
religious liberty, the peculiar glory of our own coun- 
try, every American should revere the memory of 
William of Orange. 

Listen to these reminiscences of early religious tolera- 
tion and friendship on this Island of Manhattan ; they 
are very curious and well worthy of your atten- 
tion. 

A letter of Domine Selyns, who was the minister of 
the Dutch Reformed Church in New York, dated 
October 28, 1682, says: "We and the English inhabi- 
tants use the same church. They perform their services 
at the conclusion of ours, by reading the Common 
Prayer." Again, under date of September 30th, 1696, 
he says: "For the two English churches in this city, 
which have been formed since our new church was 
built — one of our churches being in the fort and the 
other in the city — there are two Episcopal clergymen 
who, by arrangement, preach in our church after my 
morning and evening service, and live with us in all 
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The Rev. William Vesey, the first Rector of Trinity- 
Church, was inducted into office on Christmas Day, 
1697, in the Dutch Church in Garden Street; the Rev. 
Henricus Selyns, the minister of that Church, and the 
Rev. Johannes Petrus Nucella, minister of the Dutch 
Church at Kingston, New York, ofiiciating on the 
occasion, having been requested to do so by the English 
Governor, Fletcher. The Rev. Mr. Vesey continued 
to oflSciate in the Garden Street Church, the Dutch 
and English congregations meeting at different hours, 
until the ensuing March, when the building of Trinity 
Church was completed. 

In 1714, Trinity Church was entered, plundered and 
desecrated by some evil-disposed persons, "The 
Vestry offered a reward of thirty pounds for their de- 
tection. An immediate meeting of the Consistory of 
the Dutch church was held, and the spontaneous 
offer made by them of an additional reward of fifteen 
pounds for the like purpose." 

This toast will be responded to by one who graces 
the ministry of that church which is a lineal descendant 
of the Church of England, and who has the blood of the 
Van Rensselaers running in his veins. I introduce to 
you the Rev. Ernest M. Stires, the Rector of St. 
Thomas's Church. (Applause.) 



ADDRESS BY THE REVEREND DOCTOR 

ERNEST M. STIRES,' RECTOR OF 

ST. THOMAS'S CHURCH IN NEW YORK 

Dr. Stires: Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen: 
I can quite understand the reverence with which many 
people speak of those who are described as "our old 
Dutch New York families." I feel, despite my proud 
claim to some Dutch ancestry, a degree of modesty, 
because my blood is not entirely Dutch, and my 
humility is altogether appropriate to such an occasion 
and to such a presence as this. I can understand, being 
bom a Virginian, why Virginians are often accused, 

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and perhaps with some justice, of being inordinately 
proud of being Virginians. You know, when there is 
something which you would like to be and cannot be 
completely, you have to blow your trumpet very 
loudly and enthusiastically for that which you are not 
able to claim altogether. And I am sure that this must 
explain the enthusiasm of Virginia societies and Ohio 
societies and various other societies which meet in this 
now historic room, an enthusiasm which doubtless is 
to some extent sincere, but is doubtless, to a great 
extent, intended to impress The Holland Society of 
New York City. Of course, it does not greatly impress it, 
and we know that you look with a good deal of generous 
amusement upon those who are doing the best they 
can under the circumstances. 

I remember, some years ago, a certain college pro- 
fessor, at a dinner of the Mayflower Society in this city, 
to which I had the privilege of being invited — a certain 
college professor, in addressing that very distinguished 
gathering, confessed feelings such as I find myself 
experiencing at this moment. They say he is still a 
modest man, that college professor, in spite of the 
fact that he is now President of the United States. 
But, in the presence of the Mayflower Society, he 
spoke in low tones, with a due appreciation of the 
august lineage of those into whose important presence 
he had been invited. I happen to remember at this 
moment a story — and I have recalled it only at this 
moment, because I am understanding his feelings on 
that occasion — a story he told to the ladies and gentle- 
men of that society there assembled, as explaining his 
feelings. He said : " I remember once out in the country 
there came a circus, and in a sideshow of the circus, 
where all the people went after the regular performance 
was over, there was a most extraordinary man, who 
was accredited with such an amazing power of vision 
that he was able to read a newspaper placed behind a 
solid two-inch oak plank. Well, old John, a farmer, 
and his wife, could not credit any such statement, being 
mentally, at least, from Missouri. John determined to 
investigate, and, drawing his pocket knife, he stabbed 

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the oak plank very vigorously, and discovering that it 
was exceedingly solid, he awaited developments. John 
produced a newspaper, stealthily examined its head- 
lines, carefully held it close to the back of the board, 
when to his amazement, the man seemed able to read 
it without the slightest difficulty. Whereupon Maria, 
his wife, grabbed him by the arm and said, * Now, John, 
you take me right home; this is no place for me with 
these thin things on.'" (Laughter and applause.) 

Now, that is not my story, but at this moment, at 
any rate, I am able to appeal to good and sufficient 
authority for it. I sympathized with the President's 
feelings on that occasion; and my feelings on this 
occasion are markedly similar. 

Now, having assured you, my friends, of the proper 
degree of modesty and appreciation of that which is 
fitting in such a presence, may I undertake just a little 
bit to answer a question which the eloquent and inform- 
ing speaker who sat down a moment ago raised. He 
said times are changing and we cannot tell what changes 
may come to Holland in the near future. I am no 
prophet, but, if the independence and integrity of 
Holland are seriously threatened in the near future, 
the bravery of Belgium and the indignation of the world 
will be more completely surpassed by the courage of 
Holland and the fury of the world than anybody at 
this time could venture to believe possible. 

It is said that once upon a time in Scotland two 
tramps attacked a Scotchman, and, after a few minutes 
the Scotchman, a small, wiry man, laid out these two 
huge, burly ruffians on the ground unconscious. He 
gazed at them with a suggestion of humor until finally 
they began to recover their senses; and the Scotchman 
said: "Don't ye think you took a lot of trouble for 
thripence? It was all I had." Whereupon one of the 
tramps said to the other: "Jack, if he had had a six- 
pence, he would have killed us." (Laughter and 
applause.) 

We may not be prophets, but we can give disturbers 
good advice in a few words : they had better let Holland 
alone, not only because of Holland, but because of what 

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Holland means to the rest of the world, and because 
of what Holland means to Protestant Christianity the 
world over. (Great applause.) 

I am glad to be able to have the time to say this, and 
I have the time because the last speaker quite properly 
revenged himself on the President having stolen his 
speech, by making use freely of mine, and if Judge 
Russell had arrived a little earlier I should, if possible, 
have retaliated by taking his. 

May I say to you, however, what in my judgment is 
an inspiration which comes to me from Holland for 
what she has done for religious liberty, for what she 
has done as an uplifting and inspiring power in the 
world and in the development of human character. 
The explanation seems to me extremely simple: her 
people have, first of all, been people of intense religious 
faith. I think of Holland, centuries old as she is, as a 
nation forever young. No one can really think of 
Holland as old; she has always been young and she 
always will be. She seems to have so much of the spirit 
of the young Jacob, who, on the very threshold of life, 
and of the opportunities of that larger life into which 
he was going, when he was fleeing from the anger of his 
brother, conscious of the powers within himself, which 
he desired to develop in that larger life into which he 
was going, lay down at night to rest, with all his ambi- 
tions and all his longings surging within his mind and 
heart. And he dreamed, under those conditions, a 
natural dream, of angels ascending and descending — 
mark the order — not descending and ascending — the 
angels were here, and they came back here — his good 
angels, his higher ambitions, his larger longings for 
development and usefulness, and they were ascending, 
first, into the presence of the Most High, to ask God's 
blessing on his ambitions, to ask God to cleanse and 
purify his desires, that in all things he might be a good 
and helpful man in the larger life into which he was 
going. There is something so simple and rugged, so 
direct and effective, so intensely real in the faith of the 
Hollanders throughout all the generations of the past 
they have accepted so completely the authority of God, 

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that the authority of any narrow, ecclesiastical body 
has had mighty little influence upon them. They have 
feared God so completely that they have never feared 
man at all. (Applause.) 

And there I find the second quality; after their 
faith, that which is always inevitable in a man with 
real faith, — courage. They have wrested their country 
from King Neptune himself; they have taken it from 
the sea and have built up mighty barriers against the 
ocean, and they are there under conditions that men 
would, in an a priori way, think almost impossible. 
What have they not developed, both in their land and 
in human lives the world over? You can, in the history 
of no other nation, no other land, no other people, find 
anything which in any degree is comparable with that 
achievement. (Applause.) 

Now, sir, — these other characteristics — after their 
faith and their courage, their virtue and their character 
— they see that that which is true and beautiful and 
good is in the last analysis identical. I think that is 
extremely true of the Hollander. He is so intensely 
true to himself that his nature rings true. There is no 
suggestion of deception, evasion or exaggeration in his 
words; he is a plain, straightforward, frank, candid- 
speaking man; he is a man of truth. 

I suggested beauty. Why, people forget how much 
of beauty Holland has contributed to the world. When 
we think of Rubens, Van Dyck, and Rembrandt — Rem- 
brandt, probably the greatest portrait painter who ever 
lived — ^when we realize what all the Dutch artists have 
given to the world, what visions of beauty they have 
beheld in earth and sea and sky and have revealed for 
generations to come, — some of the greatest painters, 
some of the greatest apostles in the temple of beauty 
the world has ever known Holland has given us. 

And then what flowers ! Why, there are no gardeners 
in the world like the Dutch gardeners. When you 
consider what they have contributed not only in these 
two branches of art but in nearly all the arts, it seems 
to me this claim for them is amply proved : they excel 
in truth and beauty and goodness. 

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And see where Holland stands to-day. That country 
and that people never made a more profound appeal 
to the world's admiration for faith, for courage, for 
character and for greatness of mind, heart and soul 
than they make to-day. It is a mistake to underesti- 
mate a quiet people. Even nations who make many 
diplomatic mistakes at times are not apt to repeat them 
in the case of brave little Holland. (Great applause.) 

I remember, sir, some years ago, a patent medicine 
proprietor received this testimonial from a grateful 
patron. He said: "Dear Sir: I write to you with a 
thankful heart. My mother-in-law was at death's 
door; one bottle of your wonderful remedy pulled her 
through." (Laughter.) Now, personally, I think the 
mother-in-law joke is no longer wit, and I think that the 
mother-in-law has been the most abused person perhaps 
in all of our modern literature; but the point of the 
story lies in this : each speaker to-night has had assigned 
to him an impossible task. We cannot do justice to 
Holland. To take time to attempt it adequately might 
be to pull ourselves and you through that same door. 

Gentlemen of The Holland Society, decendants of 
the bravest, truest, most dependable souls to be found 
in any nation on this earth, one cannot but wonder at 
times if you realize your great privileges and your great 
responsibilities. One cannot but wonder when you 
speak with reverent acknowledgment of what your 
forefathers meant to this country and have meant in 
its life, whether you realize to-day the character of the 
dangers that threaten our peace in the city, that 
threaten religion, that threaten at times the govern- 
ment, and that threaten at times the quality of our 
homes, and whether you realize how bravely and effec- 
tively in the past Holland has stood for God and for 
country and for home, and whether, in the spirit of 
your forefathers, you are thinking to-day, not so much 
with pride in being their descendants, as with the 
determination of being yourselves the ancestors of a 
still greater race of Hollanders here in this new world. 
The city has a right to expect it of you, brave sons of 
brave sires and mothers; and I am perfectly sure you 

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will not fail; and it is because I am rich in having 
flowing in my veins some Dutch blood, that I may 
claim for a moment a common privilege with you in 
suggesting the appropriateness at this time of some lines 
that may apply to Holland. 



"The bridegroom may forget the bride 
Was made his wedded wife yestreen; 
The monarch may forget the crown 
That on his head an hour hath been; 
The mother may forget the child 
That smiles so sweetly at her knee, 
But Vl\ remember thee, dear land 
And all that thou hast done for me." 

(Great applause.) 

President Brower: The next toast in order is 
"Dutch Justice Tempered with Mercy." We have 
listened to messages from the University and the 
Clergy, and we are now to enjoy one from the Bench. 
This toast will be responded to by the illustrious Chief 
Justice of the Court of Special Sessions, the Hon. 
Isaac Franklin Russell. 



ADDRESS BY THE HONORABLE ISAAC 
FRANKLIN RUSSELL,^ CHIEF JUSTICE, 
COURT OF SPECIAL SESSIONS OF THE 

CITY OF NEW YORK 

Judge Russell: Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentle- 
men: You can tell by looking at me that this is the 
proudest moment of my life. For some thirty odd 
years it has been an ambition which I have long cher- 
ished, to be invited to be a guest at the annual dinner 
of ... . Speaker pauses, refers to the Menu and 
reads .... The Holland Society of New York 
(laughter); and now the dream of my life is realized; 
and I may say that my first thought is that I am glad 
to see so many out. Last Sunday I was at the New 
York 

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York County Penitentiary, and I was making some few 
observations of a religious character, and the first 
thing I said was, " I am glad to see so many out to-day." 
(Laughter.) But I couldn't get a rise out of that crowd. 
I have done my share for one-fifteenth of my court in 
the filling up of the vacant rooms at that penitentiary. 

One privilege of the judiciary is in concurring, and I 
want to say to you in advance, lest you might think I 
did not contribute to the instruction of the evening, 
that I concur in all these good things that have been 
said about Holland, and I am very glad that my an- 
cestors got away from that place. (Laughter.) 

Of course, there is more fog there than there is in 
New York. I think New York has about the finest 
weather these later days, from September on, of any 
place in the whole world. 

But I showed my courage by marrying into a Holland 
Dutch family, a regular descendant of old Van Dam, 
who not only had many virtues and went regularly to 
Sunday School, but had one of the best gin distilleries 
in the County of Kings. He maintained all of these 
ideas about lofty religious liberty about which much 
has been said, but not too much; and I want to say 
with as much enthusiasm as I can (for fear I will 
forget it) that, so far as Holland's influence goes, 
I can say the same thing for law, as my friend. Dr. 
Stires, has said about religion. International law a 
year ago was regarded as the greatest product of 
the human mind, based on the brotherhood of man 
and the fatherhood of God. It was the hope of the 
nations, and one of the greatest messages of the 
prophets that ever was delivered. It came from 
old Hugo de Groot, who, with his successors, many of 
them from the Low Countries, laid the broad founda- 
tions of that noble structure of world-wide ethical 
jurisdiction. If I have been a fair student of constitu- 
tional liberty in this and other countries, and have 
explored with any success the foundations of American 
liberty in the United States, to ascertain where the 
great principles that we find in the "Declaration of 
Independence" originated, and in the historic document 

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called the "Reasons for Taking up Arms," where these 
came from, — I say that they came from those old 
Dutchmen in Holland, who loved political liberty and 
civil liberty as much as they did the right to say their 
prayers. They wanted to pay the right amount of taxes 
and they wanted the protection of the court and the law 
as much as they wished to enjoy their other privileges 
of religious liberty. 

But I don't think a man can live forever on his 
ancestry. Napoleon said a man had to be his own 
ancestor. I tried to live on my ancestry fcfr a while; 
I tried to borrow money on it, but I couldn't get it 
from the Jews; I couldn't get them to believe that I 
was any better on account of this ancestry. 

I am really a professor; and, to tell the truth, I have 
been at it for a long while; and I say it to the glory of 
a large number of my students that they have survived 
my instruction. I stumbled across a United States 
Senator in Washington a month ago and a Governor, 
too, at Albany; — and when I see Whitman and 
O'Gorman and other such men who sat at my feet as 
students I feel that I have added at least a cubit to 
my stature. 

I got on the job of educator very early. I left New 
Haven in 1880, and went to Queens County, Long 
Island, where I lived for several years and where I 
knew Garret J. Garretson, a Justice of the Supreme 
Court now at this dinner, who was then very distin- 
guished as a lawyer. My father was a poor Methodist 
preacher at Rockaway, where they gave him $400 a 
year and all the clams he could dig; and, of course, I 
had, to a certain extent, to support myself. 

I saw a sign out in a school district to the effect that 
they wanted a new teacher, and I went and presented 
my credentials; they were to pay ^600 a year. That 
seemed to me a fortune. They asked me "What are 
your qualifications?" I said, "My name is Russell; 
I am a man of distinction; we are descended from 
Edward the Third, King of England, and we have three 
peerages in the House of Lords; my mother was the 
daughter of a Dutch farmer here who went to Congress 

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from this county; I am a man of family, and of pedi- 
gree and am worth the money." I never can forget his 
reply. The old squire said: "See here, young man, 
we don't care nothing about your family we don't care 
nothing about your pedigree, and one thing more, we 
want you to understand distinctly, we don't want you 
in this here town for breeding purposes." (Great 
laughter and applause.) 

I think no greater distinction can come to anybody 
than to be a professor of law, a professor of constitu- 
tional law, or whatever remains of the Constitution in 
these days after the courts have gotten through with 
it, and after Delancey NicoU and other great advocates 
have had the rights of their clients adjudicated. 
(Laughter.) 

Mention can be made in this connection of our dis- 
tinguished and most illustrious citizen, and at the same 
time servant of all and the chief of all our servants, the 
man in the White House, a man I honor and who 
honors us and my profession by being a professor of 
law. 

Then, too, there is my last surviving professor, 
Baldwin of Yale, who was for four years Governor of 
Connecticut; and Hughes, the one supreme model of 
the perfect Governor, the great statesman who was 
put out of business by Billy Barnes and who found a 
refuge on an island, according to Mr. Roosevelt; and 
then, do you know there is Cleveland, and Harrison. 
I tell you it is one of the toughest problems yet to know 
what to do with our ex-presidents. Don't think we 
are through with them because we are not. Cleveland 
went to Princeton and lectured on the Constitution, 
and Harrison lectured on the Constitution at Leland 
Stanford. I remember reading these lectures myself; 
they were printed in serial form in The Ladies^ Home 
Journal. I used to love to read The Ladies^ Home 
Journal. I was fond of what Ruth Ashmore used to 
say about how to eat a club sandwich at the Waldorf, 
and whether it was right for a girl who was out alone 
with a man to take his arm on a Sunday night when they 
were walking through a little bit of woods. She said 

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that it would be all right so long as you keep on walk- 
ing. Finally it was all published in book form. (Great 
laughter.) 

And then there is Bill Taft; I call him that because 
there is one link that shall bind us ever. Years ago we 
were schoolmates at old Yale — ^that is why I call him 
"Big Bill." He has added glory to ancestral fame by 
becoming Professor of Constitutional Law and ex- 
pounding the institutions of liberty and free govern- 
ment at a great university where he and his father had 
already accumulated many honors. He is one of the 
biggest professors we have, a very cultivated gentle- 
man and a man of perfect manners. I spent a week at 
New Haven at the last commencement and I met him, 
I don't know how often, and always with great pride 
on my part. I was riding with him on a trolley car 
once, and an Italian girl came in with a baby, and I 
jumped up and gave her my seat; whereupon Professor 
Taft, not to be beaten by a man coming from such a 
section as New York, jumped up and gave his seat to 
three girls. (Laughter.) 

Of course, it is a good thing to be a judge in New 
York. A Bishop can punish a man by binding him in 
the chains of anathema, but that begins at the day of 
judgment. That is quite different from the judge's 
way. When the judge says "One year in the peniten- 
tiary and ^500 fine," that is business. (Laughter.) 

Wherever you are lined up, at any place of great 
hospitality, some fellow will slap you on the back and 
say, "Have one on me. Judge." Of course, we hate 
to be reminded of our unfinished tasks and the briefs 
we haven't read or looked into and the cases on appeal 
full of interesting matter that we are supposed to study. 
No judge likes to be addressed in any formal way in 
the evening, because the bar closes at five o'clock, and 
the members of the Bench go home. 

I was in to see our Mayor of sainted memory, now 
with God, just a little before he died, — Gaynor. I 
asked for more money to run my court. I had just got 
the heels of my shoes straightened up, and it was a 
little slippery on the City Hall steps, and my two feet 

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went out from under me; and I fell, coming down 
those five steps of the City Hall, thump, thump, thump, 
thump. A kind friend picked me up, and what do you 
suppose he said to me? He said to me: "Is your 
Honor hurt?" "Why — " says I — "no, my honor, 
thank God, is secure, only my back bone is badly 
bruised." (Laughter.) 

Now, it is surely a nice thing to be a judge like Judge 
Garretson, the gentleman I see directly in front of me; 
the only difference between me and the judge there is 
that he gets ^7,500 a year more than I do, and he 
deserves it. 

But it is great to be Chief Justice, particularly if 
you know what splendid fellows there are in the court. 

But there is one place where all this doesn't amount to 
anything, and that is at 422 Greene avenue, Brooklyn, 
where I live. I have found that Mrs. Russell's juris- 
diction was in no way disturbed by the advent of this 
great Chief Justice. If I get home a little late and say, 
" I have been out with Dr. Stires, that man of God, and 
with Delancey NicoU, that man of forensic distinction," 
I will have to produce one of these little menus and 
prove my alibi and show cause just as in the long ago: 
that is because she knows. 

But it is just the same with those fellows who don't 
know. I am under oath to visit about seventy different 
institutions where are secluded the insane and feeble- 
minded, the flotsam and jetsam of this great metropo- 
lis. We have at Ward's Island about eighteen hundred 
patients; and there is Letchworth Village, where you 
taxpayers have got to put up several million dollars 
when this cruel war is over, to carry all the insane and 
feeble-minded people up there — I happened to be out 
there last Monday at five o'clock, and I knocked at the 
door, and a fellow came out with a big chain around his 
neck; he looked as if he was one of the chief waiters at 
the Waldorf Astoria; and he says, "Come Tuesday; 
I said, "I came from Brooklyn and it is a long way off; 
he answered, "Them are the rules;" (he wasn't a 
graduate of any of these great colleges where Dr. 
Stires and these other learned men come from). I said, 

**What?" 



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"What?** I was angry and my wrath rose, and I said, 
"You don't know whom you are talking to; I can 
visit this institution for the insane and feeble-minded 
any day I see fit; I am the Chief Justice of the Court 
of Special Sessions of the City of New York;" and I 
got this answer: "Chief Justice, are you, g'wan, man, 
youVe foolish; I have got five of them in here now." 
(Laughter.) 

Now, I thank you for bearing with me so long; but 
I do want to say a few words about the law, about shop, 
about the atmosphere in which I live, and to pay my 
tribute in a few humble words to that profession which 
has done so much for us all. 

Now, I think that in America we reverence the law, 
and our hope is in reverence for the law, for courts, for 
the temples of justice, for the altars and the ministers 
and priests in those great temples. If you say, "No," 
then you will have to go back to militarism. 

Within the last few years I have been in every great 
city of Europe. I have a boy who was at Oxford, and 
he came back with three diplomas and four gold medals, 
and with him I have wandered through most of these 
places from the mountains of Norway to the cataracts 
of the Nile. I have been in such places as Munich — 
and that I think is the prettiest city in the world and 
the nicest place to live in, if you can't live in New York. 
There I saw women doing the work that is done here 
by Bill Edwards' White Wings, sweeping up the refuse 
on the street; there I saw a woman, gray haired — she 
looked like my sainted mother, bent over, sixty-five 
years of age — acting as a porter in a public place, carry- 
ing a big box of dry goods, which, if it had been carried 
on a one-horse truck in this city, would have condemned 
the driver to a term on Blackwell's Island for cruelty 
to animals. I saw no steam threshers in the fields; I 
saw women working just as I worked forty years ago, 
or nearly fifty years ago, when I was a farmer on Long 
Island, with the simplest and rudest agricultural im- 
plements. Will we stand for a thing like that, while we 
husbands and sons of these women are out drinking 
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I have four boys; they are not here; I love them as 
you love yours; they are over twenty-one and they 
weigh eight hundred pounds all together. Now, if 
they were in Germany, they would be spending about 
three years each in the army, carrying a gun and look- 
ing for the enemy. We will never stand for it in 
America. I glory in the small amount of militarism 
that we have here. (Laughter and applause.) 

We have the transcendent genius, if the occasion 
arises, as it has arisen, to revolutionize warfare when it 
needs to be revolutionized, naval warfare and land 
warfare. I say our reliance is in the law; I say our 
chief reliance is in reverence for the law; not that our 
legislature is omnipotent — I don't think it is and I am 
very glad it isn't; it has too much to do now. Perhaps 
it is dangerous to have the legislature deal so largely 
as it does with paternalism, with questions of hours of 
labor and things of that kind. I don't think we can 
arrive at the millennium and regulate such things as 
late hours and all the other details of human society 
by a single act of the legislature, any more than we can 
create by act of the legislature one dollar or one cent 
or any infinitesimal amount of wealth. The law has 
its frontier; there is a sphere into which it cannot enter 
without peril to human liberty. 

So, the chiefest of all the good things in this world 
is justice. I think it was John G. Holland who said of 
justice, " It is the whitest worth, that shines in Heaven, 
or lives upon the earth, — ^pure as the dewdrop that 
bedecks the sod, and strong as pillars of the throne of 
God." If anybody tells you that judges have their 
price and that judgments of the courts can be bought or 
sold like sheep in the shambles, like securities in the 
market, you tell that man that he lies. (Applause.) 

Now, two great principles, law and force, arms and 
reason, are competing for the obedience of the world. 
Rome gave us both of these principles. The earliest 
leader of humanity was the strong man with a sword. 
A few generations ago these leaders carried the sword 
as part of their equipment; the sword was a necessary 
part of the equipment of a gentleman of Japan; and, 

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in the House of Parliament a man always wore his 
sword as Prince Bismarck used to do. 

A Roman pageant was the most gorgeous of all the 
barbaric pageants. It was Caesar who first pushed 
civilization beyond the borders of the Mediterranean, 
into Helvetia, Gallia, Hispania, Germania, Britannia 
and Belgium. Three times did C^sar triumph; kings 
were drawn at his chariot wheel; and a slave whispered 
in his ear, "Remember thou art but a man." In the 
crisis of the procession, as it swept up the Capitoline 
Hill, the mad crowd yelled, ^^Goj triumphed That was 
an exhibition of the lust of conquest, of the love of 
dominion over one's fellow men a principle ever active 
in the Eternal City and which never rested until the 
world was at her feet. While Caesar was in his triumphal 
car, another man, old, bald-headed and perhaps gray, 
sat in his toga upon the judgment seat, and the rule 
of right reason which he announced has prevailed over 
the shock of arms. Roman law conquered where the 
legions were overthrown, crossed great oceans and 
subdued continents beyond distant seas. 

Rome ruled by her reason long after she ceased to rule 
by her authority. That is the empire that knows no 
decline and fall, the rule of right reason that overcame 
the very Goths and barbarians that sacked the Seven- 
hilled City. 

Last summer I spent two nights in Rome and I 
visited every hill in the City. I had to go down two 
flights of stairs to get to one hill, but I got there all 
right. I found the forum deserted, the Caesars were 
handfuls of dust; but the Roman praetor is to be found 
on the judgment seat of all civilized communities. He 
is found to-day in Washington in the person of Edward 
Douglas White, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court 
of the United States. He is found in the High Court 
of Justice of England, in the Court of Cassation in 
Paris, and wherever there is civilization, wherever there 
is a bank or a railroad or any of the institutions of 
commerce. 

There is a Dutchman that I know — ^there are those 
who don't like him, but forget that — ^because I do want 

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to say there is a Dutchman that I know who illustrates 
just this same thing, — ^Mr. Roosevelt of Nassau County, 
Long Island. I love to see his picture, whether with a 
fine Prince Albert coat, as a representative of the 
strenuous life, or in a khaki uniform that cost $4.50 — 
I always love to see him. They say he shot a man at 
Santiago. There is a fellow over in Brooklyn who con- 
tradicts that, and says he never shot a man and never 
was at the battle of San Juan Hill. But, listen to me — 
I tell you to go to Gettysburg. There is a big long 
field there, and, when you get there (borrow the money 
from your wife or do anything that is necessary to get 
to that splendid battlefield) you can see how it was 
with Roosevelt. Many of the brave generals whose 
names live in history were never actually in the little 
village of Gettysburg. And so with Roosevelt at San 
Juan, when the order came to take a hill in the wide 
field that we now call San Juan, he didn't stop to ask 
its name. He simply drew his sword, rallied the 
Rough Riders at his command, stormed the citadel, 
and drove the Spaniards from the heights. What a 
spectacle was the gallant Roosevelt then, a belted 
knight, and hound of war; I can almost see his teeth. 
But, do you know, I don't like to remember him that 
way. I remember years ago, during the Japanese 
War how sick I felt in looking over the newspapers in 
the morning, when in far off Manchuria two armies of 
a million men each were lined up in murderous duel 
fighting to the death for the empire of the East. The 
chancelleries of Europe took up the task of pacifica- 
tion and the reverend clergy took it up; and they all 
failed; they stopped praying even and lost hope. 
Everybody lost hope save one man, and he didn't 
lose hope. But he persevered until he brought out of 
the darkness and gloom that had fallen on Manchuria 
the glorious light of the Peace of Portsmouth. I love 
to think of Roosevelt, not as a warrior, killing a man, 
but as a white-winged angel of peace walking majesti- 
cally between angry armies, holding in check the 
victorious sons of Nippon and waving back where they 
belonged the barbarian hordes of Russia. (Long and 

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I Stand for law. General Grant said many things 
worth remembering: "I have been trained as a soldier," 
said Grant, "I have been in many engagements, but 
I know of no cause of controversy, international or 
otherwise, that might not well be submitted to the 
arbitrament of reason." All questions, even those 
involving national honor, may be so submitted; and, 
speaking, as I do to-night, to men of English speech 
and tongue, let me say that for one hundred years we 
have lived at peace with England, and yet we have had 
a controversy over every foot of our northern boundary 
from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and not one drop of 
blood has been spilled, and no forts have disputed the 
peaceful passage of merchants and others across the 
border line. 

Now, I have faith and hope — ^where it comes from I 
do not know — ^from the prayers perhaps of my mother 
or from the long §ermons of my father, through which 
I often used to sleep, but the memory of his life is 
always with me. In spite of the waste of anarchy in 
Europe to-night and the awful hurricane of death, still 
must we trust God that with his divine blessing we 
may save the fruits of civilization, of which the greatest 
is civil liberty, justice and righteousness among the 
sons of men; and that international law and civil 
liberty, for which Holland has done so much to make 
the world her debtor, will not be lost forever and perish 
from the earth; for if this should happen then, indeed 
would mankind be left stripped of her heritage of 
civilization and lie naked and shivering at the gates of 
anarchy. I believe that a world state can result from 
this war; and if in God's Providence, Europe is dis- 
armed, and the Kaiser, the Hapsburgs and the Hohen- 
zoUems and every son of privilege be rolled off his lofty 
perch of noble birth and compelled to work for a living, 
like the President of this Society, then it may perhaps 
be that this war will be worth all it costs, and we may 
live to see the time — I may not but your children may — 
when the vision and prophecy of Tennyson in his song 
in Locksley Hall, will be fulfilled, where "The war 
drum throbs no longer, and the battle-flag is furled 

in 



226 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

in the Parliament of man, the Federation of the 
world." 

I hope this may come, and if in the future we have 
any trouble with the Italians, those fellows called the 
Mafia, or with Canadians over their fish bait, or with 
the Emperor of Japan with reference to the public 
school systems in Denver or San Francisco, instead of 
the old barbaric cry "To arms! To arms!" the children 
of that generation will rather hear the summons of a 
world-tribunal, "To the Hague, To the Hague!" 
(Great applause.) 

President Brower: It is a matter of great regret 
that Major General Wood, who was invited to respond 
to the toast of "The Army," is unable to be present 
to-night. We will therefore drink to the well-being of 
that body on which we rely for our defence, and, if 
need be, for our oifence, the United States Army. 
(Applause.) 

(The toast was drunk standing.) 

It is very pleasant to be able to announce the presence 
of a Rear Admiral of the Navy, who will speak to us 
on the interesting organization of which he is the head. 
I introduce to you Rear Admiral N. R. Usher,, of the 
Navy. (Applause.) 



ADDRESS OF REAR ADMIRAL N. R. USHERS 
OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY 

Rear Admiral Usher: Mr. President, Members of 
The Holland Society, and Honored Guests and Ladies : 
I take pleasure in being present as a guest of The Hol- 
land Society, and in saying for the Navy how much it 
appreciates the farsightedness and acumen of your 
Hollander forbears in selecting the banks of the Hudson 
as the site of their settlements. They had no White 
Way to beckon them on to this locality, as many of our 
fellow citizens have who so joyfully travel this way. 

The Navy, my friends, is not heard from in speeches 
— ^by its deeds shall ye know it. Our Navy, it is claimed 

by 

^Portrait facing page 17a. 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL DINNER 227 

by 8ome, antedates even the Army. The Continental 
Congress, before the Declaration of Independence, and 
in the spring of 1775, commissioned General Washing- 
ton, Commander in Chief of its Army, and Esek Hop- 
kins, Commander in Chief of its Navy, which was yet 
to be found. The Continental Congress appointed a 
naval committee of three to select ships and officers 
and to find men to make a navy. They chose under- 
standingly the term "Commander in Chief of the 
Navy" and intended that Captain Hopkins should 
have the same rank as General Washington. The 
officers of those days were selected from our merchant 
ships, and, from our merchant ships came volunteers 
who formed our enlisted force. From that day to this 
our navy has been manned by volunteers. It is a far 
cry from those days of wooden walls to great armor 
clads, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and aeroplanes 
of to-day; but there is no greater change in the ships 
and the guns than there is in the men in our service. 
In those days those volunteers spoke half the languages 
of the world and represented as many nationalities. 
To-day over ninety-four per cent of our men are 
Americans, native bom (applause); and the balance 
are naturalized citizens. There are no aliens. There 
is no ship that flies the pennant to-day wherein one is 
not likely to find more Americans fore and aft than can 
be found in any city, town, hamlet or village in our 
broad land. (Applause.) 

And with the changing of the nationality there has 
come another change; the marlin spike seaman of old 
has passed indeed, and, in the multitudinous detail 
of the modern ship we are demanding technical skill 
in every department, and that has called into being a 
new class of seafaring men, who, volunteers as before, 
represent every part of our land. Owing to our later 
legislation we no longer get the seafaring men of the 
coast; it is now required that every recruit shall pre- 
sent, not only recommendations, but evidence of his 
age to establish legality of enlistment, also that his 
parents or guardians consent to his enlistment under 
the flag. Seafaring men do not carry parents and 

guardians 



228 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

guardians handy, and hence, most of our men come 
from the interior and from such localities as can pro- 
duce the required evidence. Our young men, gradu- 
ates of grammar schools or high schools for the most 
part — I speak advisedly when I say young men — our 
crews are young. I have lately, for the last four or 
five years, served in the Atlantic Fleet, and the average 
age of our men is about twenty-two years; and it is 
the leaven of older men which brings it up to that. 
Under the laws of our country we are allowed fifty-two 
thousand five hundred enlisted men. Our allowance 
is complete; we have a waiting list. (Applause.) No 
longer do the parents object. On the contrary, they 
are proud to get their sons in. For every man we take, 
many are rejected, not only for physical reasons but 
for other reasons. Men are obliged nowadays to bring 
recommendations to get into the Navy. 

There are in our broad land, if figures may be trusted, 
nigh upon a hundred million people. There are in the 
Navy of the United States, the first line of our defense 
from foreign trouble, less than three thousand officers 
and fifty-two thousand five hundred enlisted men. 
To them are added about four hundred officers and 
nine thousand nine hundred men in the marine corps. 
This forms our first line. We have in every State of 
our Union, militia; there is no naval militia, there is 
no naval reserve. We have, it is true, within the con- 
fines of our coasts, a large and prosperous sea trade 
employing many men, but, from the broad seas our 
flag has disappeared. When these men of whom I 
speak are gone, there is no reserve. 

These serious questions have not been suddenly 
brought to light; it is perfectly well known. I only 
mention it because just now in the public prints and 
elsewhere there is much and unusual discussion con- 
cerning preparation for the future. 

In building our ships we are second to none. Ship 
for ship, gun for gun, no better float. There are larger 
navies, but, unit for unit, ours are as good if not better 
than those of others. (Applause.) 

The subject of the national defense is not a new one; 

it 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL DINNER 



229 



it is as old as our flag. This sudden interest, however, 
as we may all understand, has been brought home to 
all of us as we behold across seas what is happening. 
In times past, and I hope it will always be so in the 
future, whenever and wherever our navy is called upon, 
we may depend upon it to do its duty and to accom- 
plish its purpose. (Applause.) 

President Brower: This speech will conclude our 
Thirtieth Annual Dinner. 




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THE THIRTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 



HE Thirtieth Annual Meeting of 
The Holland Society of New York 
was held in the Hotel Astor, Broad- 
way and Forty-fourth Street, New 
York City, on Tuesday, April 6, 
1915. The Annual Meetings are 
always held on this date in com- 
memoration of the VERBOND 
DER EDELEN— Confederation of 
the Nobles — when in 1 566, A. D., the Dutch combined 
against tyranny and adopted the badge which is now 
the badge of our Society.' President William Leverich 
Brower took the chair and called the meeting to order. 
The minutes of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting 
were, on motion, approved as printed in Year Book for 
1914, pages 239 to 262. 

President William Leverich Brower then submitted 
his annual report, as follows : — 

The President reports, with great pleasure, the com- 
pletion of another successful year of our honored 
Society. The Trustees have held all the stated meet- 
ings and the business of the Society has been transacted 
in due form. Your President wishes to acknowledge 
the efficient services of all the standing committees and 

of 

■See deKription, page* 104-109. 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 23I 

of the two Secretaries, all of which has contributed so 
largely to make this a successful year. The Annual 
Smoker was held, as usual, at the Hotel Astor, on 
November 24, 1914, with 320 persons present. The 
main feature of the evening was an illustrated lecture 
by Dr. William Elliot Griffis on "The Walloons.'; Our 
Thirtieth Annual Dinner was a successful affair and 
was held at the Waldorf-Astoria on the evening of 
January 21st. The library of our Society is an interest- 
ing institution, and is open especially to the members 
and also to others interested in genealogical and re- 
search matters. The matter of a statue to "William 
the Silent," arrangement for which has been entirely 
completed, was arrested by the outbreak of hostilities 
in Europe, and still remains in statu quo. The Society 
was represented on April 4, 1914, at the Jubilee Feast 
of the Netherland Society by our Recording Secretary, 
who also was specially requested by the President to 
represent the Society at the 250th Anniversary of the 
founding of the City of Elizabeth, N. J., which exer- 
cises were held on October 25, 27 and 28, 1914. The 
interchange of courtesies between our sister societies 
has been maintained, although, owing to the appalling 
wars which are being enacted on European soil, some of 
the societies have omitted their usual functions. The 
President accepted an invitation to represent the 
Society at the 131st Annual Dinner of the Friendly 
Sons of St. Patrick, which was held on March 17, 191 5. 
He attended the dinner in person and enjoyed the 
evening very much indeed. 

An invitation was received last May from the Lower 
Wall Street Business Men's Association for the appoint- 
ment of a committee to participate in the dedication 
of a tablet to be erected at the southeast corner of Wall 
and Water Streets, May 23, 1914, to commemorate the 
140th Anniversary of the Merchants' Coffee House, 
which formerly stood on the site. The President 
appointed a committee of five, and attended this dedica- 
tion personally. An Historical Convention, under the 
auspices of the same Association, was held at the 
Fraunces' Tavern on Saturday, October 31, 1914, with 

the 



2$! THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

the cooperation of the Ter-Centenary Commission, and 
the Recording Secretary attended the same, represent- 
ing the Society at the request of the President. The 
aldermen of the City of New York proposed to change 
the name of Varick Street to Seventh Avenue South. 
This happened between Trustees' meetings, and the 
Trustees could not very well take action upon it, so 
your President took the responsibility of requesting 
the Recording Secretary to represent the Society at this 
meeting, which he did at a public hearing on the ques- 
tion, which was held in the aldermanic chambers on 
February 25, 191 5, in order to protest against any 
change of name of Varick Street. In this protest many 
patriotic and historical societies joined, and the protest 
was successful, so that we shall not have the name of 
Seventh Avenue South instead of Varick Street. It 
only remains for me to say that in relinquishing the 
office of President, to which you have exalted me for 
the past two years, which I shall do in a few minutes, I 
wish to record my profound appreciation of the con- 
fidence and good will of the members of our beloved 
Society. It has certainly been one of the greatest 
honors of my life to oflScially represent such a notable 
Society. I congratulate the Society upon the selection 
of so worthy a successor, Mr. Gerard Beekman; he 
is not yet President, but I presume he will be shortly. 
I remember when I was quite a boy, my father, who 
was associated with Mr. Beekman's father in a position 
of trust in New York, used to quote to me some of the 
sayings of James W. Beekman, the father of our Gerard 
Beekman. He said that one day Mr. Beekman told 
three good rules for public speaking, and I have remem- 
bered them till this day. Mr. Beekman said that if 
you want to be a good public speaker there are three 
rules to govern you: i, stand up straight; 2, speak out 
loud and 3, shut up quick. (Laughter.) Mr. James W. 
Beekman was President of the St. Nicholas Society 
about fifty years ago; it was 1868 and 1869, and, surely, 
if he had been living, he would have been President of 
The Holland Society. Another thing that draws me to 
Mr. Beekman is the fact that I myself have been doing 

business 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 233 

business for about two generations on a street in this 
city that was named after his father, Beekman Street. 
I congratulate the Society on the nomination of so 
suitable a person as Mr. Beekman, and I do not think 
that there is any fitter person than he who could be 
called upon to represent this honorable Society. 
(Applause.) 

Recording Secretary Van Winkle took the chair and 
put the motion, which was then made, seconded and 
carried, to adopt the report and print the same in the 
Year Book. 

Treasurer Van Brunt offered the following report 
which had been previously mailed to the membership in 
the notice calling the Annual Meeting. 

Treasurer Van Brunt: You have all had the 
printed report of the Treasurer, and the figures speak 
for themselves. I only want to say that the cash bal- 
ance is only $676.38, which is unusually small. Last 
year we printed, not only the regular Year Book for 
1914 but also the 1907 Year Book. Incidentally, I also 
wish to say that the Trustees insisted on taking all my 
surplus funds for investment in bonds, which, as you 
will find, they have borrowed for their investments, 
thus reducing the cash reserves. I have opposed this 
plan of over-investment without avail. 

The formal printed report follows : 

ARTHUR H. VAN BRUNT, Treasurer, 
in account with 

THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK 

RECEIPTS 
Dr. 

Balance on hand March 11, 1914 $3,422.68 

Initiation Fees 200.00 

Annual Dues 4,927.60 

Interest on Investments 825.00 

Certificates of Membership 56.00 

Interest on Daily Balances 92.82 

Gift in Memoriam of " S. G. B." 50.00 

Souvenirs and Collections Sold 28.75 

$9,602.85 
DISBURSEMENTS 



234 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

DISBURSEMENTS 
Cr. 

Rent on Society Rooms $800.00 

Annual Meeting 288.30 

Current Year Books 1,811.67 

Belated Year Books 2,069.73 

Library Account 750.00 

Recording Secretary 832.06 

Corresponding Secretary 9^.57 

Treasurer 166.70 

Annual Dinner 776-55 

Smoker 7S5-8i 

Souvenirs for Society Distribution 151*63 

Engrossing 12.40 

Interest on Loan 170.00 

Cash in Hands of Recording Secretary 250.00 

Cash in Hands of Corresponding Secretary 36.22 

Balance on Hand 676.38 

$9,646.02 
Less Amount Paid by Recording Secretary 

from Cash in His Hands 43«I7 

$9,602.85 
INFESTMENTS 

PAR VALUE COST 

4 West Shore R. R. ist Mortgage 4% Bonds . $4,000.00 $3,915.00 

I St. Paul & No. Pacific Ry. 6% Bond 1,000.00 1,230.00 

I Northern Pacific Ry. Prior Lien and Land 

Grant 4% Bond 1,000.00 1,037.50 

1 New York, Lackawanna & Western Ry. ist 

Mortgage 6% Bond 1,000.00 1,345.00 

2 Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry. General 

Mortgage 4% Bonds 2,000.00 2,080.00 

2 United States Steel Sinking Fund 5% Bonds 2,000.00 2,027.08 

2 Providence Securities Co. 4% Bonds 2,000.00 1,807.94 

Participation Certificate in Bond & Mortgage, 

cor. Lewis & Stanton Sts., New York City. 1,000.00 1,000.00 
I New York State 4% Canal Improvement 

Bond, Due 1961 1,000.00 1,019.00 

I New York City 4^% Rapid Transit Bond, 

Due September, i960 1,000.00 1,024.67 

1 New York City 4J^% Rapid Transit Bond, 

Due 1962 1,000.00 1,016.69 

2 New York City 4^^% Water Supply Bonds, 

Due i960 2,000.00 1,963.13 

$19,000.00 $19,466.01 
Arthur H. Van Brunt, 

Treasurer. 

On 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 



5^35 



On motion duly made, seconded and carried the 
report was received, and referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Recording Secretary Edward Van Winkle then 
presented his Annual Report as follows : 



To the Members of The Holland Society of New York^ 

MijNE Heeren: — 

The total number of members reported in the notice 
for the Annual Meeting was nine hundred and eighty- 
nine, with a loss by death since then of five and by 
resignation two, making the present membership nine 
hundred and eighty-one. 

During the year we have lost by death the following 
members : 



Elected 



Oct. 24, 


'89 


, une 30, 


'92 


June 15, 


'86 


June 13, 


'07 


June II, 


'08 


Dec. 13, 


'94 


Dec. 17, 


'08 


Mar. 14, 


'95 


June 9, 


'98 


May 19, 


'87 


Oct. II, 


'00 


Apr. 30, 


'85 


June 9, 


'04 


Oct. 14, 


'09 


Dec. 8, 


'88 


Oct. 21, 


'97 


Dec. 22, 


'87 


June 9, 


'04 


June 12, 


'02 


Mar. 14, 


'85 


Dec. 7, 


'88 


Dec. 8, 


'98 


Mar. 29, 


'88 


Dec. 20, 


'10 


Nov. 17, 


'85 


Mar. 28, 


'89 


Oct. 24, 


'89 


June 14, 


'94 



Member 
Cebra Quackenbush, Hoosick, N. Y. 
Henry Moore Teller, Denver, Colo. 
Garret D. W. Vroom, Trenton, N. J. 
Nicholas Vreeland, Jersey City, N. J. 
Egbert Le Fevre, New York, hi. Y. 
Aaron J. Zabriskie, Newark, N. J. 
Eugene W. Veeder, Schenectady, N.Y. 
Harrison Van Duyne, Newark, N. J. 
Hiram Duryea, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
W. P. VooRHEES, New Brunswick, N. J. 
D.B. Van Name, Mariners Harbor, N. i . 
Maus Rosa Vedder, New York, N. Y. 
Jacob Storm Varick, Susquehanna, Pa. 
Charles R. De Bevoise, Newark, N. J. 
Milton B. Van Zandt, New York, N.Y. 
Garrett J. Lydecker, Detroit, Mich. 
Albert V. Bensen, Albany, N. Y. 
L. A. PowELSON, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
C. A. ScHERMERHORN, New York, N. Y. 
Henry Van Schaick, New York, N. Y. 
J. Van Vranken, Potsdam, N. Y. 
Jacob Van Woert, Greig, N. Y. 
Herman S. Bergen, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Van Rensselaer Schuyler, New York, 

N.Y. 
W. B. Vanderpoel, New York, N. Y. 
J. F. Bloodgood, Flushing, N. Y. 
J. R. Truax, Schenectady, N. Y. 
Clarence Storm, New York, N. Y. 



Died 



Feb. 16, 
Feb. 23, 
Mar. 4, 
Mar. 29, 
Mar. 30, 
April IS, 
April 18, 
May 3, 
May s, 
May 31, 
une II, 
une 13, 
une 16, 

uly 5> 
uly 6, 

uly 9, 

uly IS, 

Sept., 

Oct. 2, 

Nov. 14, 

an. 20, 

an. 26, 

an. 31, 



Feb. 17, 'is 
Mar. 9, *IS 
Mar. 12, 'is 
Mar. 17, 'is 
Mar. 24, *is 

Trustees^ 



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236 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

Trustees* Meetings: The Trustees have met, upon 
the invitation of the President, as follows: June 11, 
1914; Octobers, 1914; December 10, 1914; March 11, 
191 5. All of these meetings were held at Delmonico's, 
Fifth Avenue and Forty-fourth Street, New York City. 

Society^ s Meetings: On November 24, 19 14, the 
Annual Smoker was held in the Hotel Astor, Broadway 
and Forty-fourth Street, New York City.^ On Janu- 
ary 21,1915, the Thirtieth Annual Dinner was held in the 
Waldorf-Astoria, Fifth Avenue and Thirty-fourth 
Street, New York City.* This year the souvenir took 
the form of a tray* containing the seal and a view of 
Old Amsterdam, depicting "Schreyers Toren," the 
tower where relatives and friends of the emigrants to 
Nieuw Netherland would congregate and wave a last 
farewell to the departing ships as they started on, what 
was then, a perilous journey. A number of plaques, 
2^^ X 33^", similar in size to those distributed at previous 
dinners, have been struck from the die and may be pur- 
chased at the Society's office by those wishing to com- 
plete their sets of historical medals and plaques issued 
by the Society. A number of complete sets of these 
plaques are on hand and are available for sale. On 
April 6, 1915, the Annual Meeting was held in the 
Hotel Astor.* 

Branch or County Meetings: The Poughkeepsie Dis- 
trict members celebrated their Twenty-fifth Annual 
Dinner in commemoration of the Siege of Leiden at the 
Nelson House, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., October 3, I9I4.' 
The Hudson County members celebrated their Third 
Annual Banquet in the Jersey City Club, Jersey City, 
N. J., December 8, I9I4..« 

Accessions: The list of accessions and purchases for 
the Library and Archives, during the year, will be 
found detailed in the 191 5 Year Book.^ 

The Recording Secretary oflficially represented the 
Society at the following functions : 

(i) The Jubileum Feest 50 jarig Stichtingsfeest 

der 



^See page 176. 
« « « 187. 

^S" ^ ^H' »D size; for illustration, 
see page 196. 



• See page 230. 

• « « 173. 

• « « 185. 
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THIRTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 237 

der Nederlandsche Vereeniging on Saturday evening, 
April II, 1914. Ambassador Ridder Van Rappard and 
Consul Bakhuyzen were also present. After the dinner 
there was informal dancing. 

(2) The Lower Wall Street Business Men's Asso- 
ciation convened on May 23, 1914, to unveil a tablet 
on "The Merchants' Coffee House." A luncheon was 
served at Fraunces' Tavern to delegates from the 
historical societies immediately preceding the 
ceremonies. 

(3) The October Third Dinner of the Poughkeepsie 
members in the Nelson House, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
This was the Twenty-fifth Annual Dinner of this branch 
and is celebrated in commemoration of the Seige of 
Leiden. 

(4) The Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of 
the Founding of the City of Elizabeth on Municipal 
Day, October 27, 19 14. A civic meeting was held in 
The Old First Church, after which a reception was 
tendered Governor Fielder in the rotunda of the Union 
County Court House, with luncheon to the Governor 
and special guests of the city in the Cateret Arms. In 
the afternoon the dedication of the tablet at St. John's 
Church, which was presented to the city by the Society 
of Colonial Wars, commemorating the Two Hundred 
and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the City, 
with parade and band concerts. 

(5) The Historical Convention, under the auspices 
of the Lower Wall Street Business Men's Association, 
with the cooperation of the Ter-centenary Commission, 
on Saturday, October 31, 1914. Luncheon was served 
to the delegates from thirty historical and genealogical 
societies at Fraunces' Tavern, after which they removed 
to the board room of the Coffee Exchange where an 
Historical Meeting was held, for the purpose of con- 
sidering plans for the correction of many errors of 
history, and emphasizing the historical facts hereto- 
fore omitted by historians. A committee was appointed 
to encourage the writing of a correct history of New 
York and monographs upon special subjects. 

(6) A public hearing in the aldermanic chambers 
was held on Thursday, February 25, 191 5, in reference 

to 



238 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

to the change of name of Varick Street to Seventh 
Avenue South. About fifty patriotic and historical 
societies protested against the resolution before the 
board of aldermen, and there were only three owners of 
property in the Ninth Ward who spoke for the change 
of name. The aldermen rejected the proposed resolu- 
tion unanimously, and Varick Street will continue in 
the street directory of New York. 

Library Improvements: It has been the desire of the 
Recording Secretary to make the Library primarily 
more useful to the membership. It is manifestly im- 
possible for any genealogist to collect, preserve, and 
digest for himself the voluminous literature of his pro- 
fession. He must depend upon the work of others — 
reviewers, indexers, abstractors and librarians. Until 
a recent date a library considered its duty accomplished 
when it had acquired, preserved, cataloged and indexed 
the literature of the subjects covered. A reader was 
forced to visit the library to get the information. But 
the up-to-date librarian is adopting a new policy which 
makes complete service possible to students at a 
distance. 

To be specific : The Library of our Society is prepared 
to render the following service: 

(i) It will verify references, furnish abstracts, copies 
of records, and translations. 

(2) It will furnish partial or complete genealogies, 
covering the Dutch period of New Netherland, and 
where the original sources are not available to the 
client, furnish either copies, abstracts, or translations 
as may be necessary or desirable. 

Arrangements have been made for accurate, technical 
translation of Dutch and photographic copies of docu- 
ments. A nominal charge is made for this service to 
cover cost — ^for research, seventy-five cents per hour; 
for translation, thirty-five cents for one hundred words; 
photographs, 11" x 14*^, for seventy-five cents. 

Domine Selyns^ Diary: The Society is particularly 
fortunate in having the opportunity to publish the 
Diary of Domine Selyns both in the original Dutch and 
in the translation, which has been acquired through the 
generosity of our President, William L. Brower. At 

the 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 239 

the meeting of the Trustees on December loth a Com- 
mittee was appointed to take active steps for the pub- 
lication of this Diary as part of the Society's collec- 
tions. It will appear during the coming year as Vol- 
ume V and will not be gratuitously distributed to the 
membership but will be sold. 

During the year the Library of the Society has been 
consulted to a considerable extent by genealogists and 
municipalities on historical matters pertaining to the 
Dutch period in New Netherland, and the new seal for 
the Borough of Pompton Lakes was designed by the 
office. We have been able to be of assistance in this 
manner to a number of students of history; but we 
have not been considered by our City Fathers during 
their preliminary studies, resulting in the adoption of 
the present official flag of the City of New York. This 
blue, white and orange flag, in vertical stripes, which is 
now the official flag of the City of New York, was 
offered for adoption by the Art Commission Associates, 
whose report was presented to the Trustees at the 
March meeting with a request for their endorsement. 

Year Book 1914: On April 27, 1914, the current Year 
Book of the Society was sent by express to each member 
in good standing and about two hundred libraries and 
genealogical and historical societies on the approved 
exchange list. Following the custom of last year, two 
hundred and fifty sets of loose leaves, containing the 
Bergen Records, have been printed and reserved for 
binding, together with the records of the same Church 
appearing in the 1913 and 1915 Year Books. These 
records are to be bound this coming month as Vol- 
ume IV of the Society's Collections, and are to be sold 
to libraries and students of genealogy at six dollars per 
volume. 

Year Book 1915: This Year Book will be delivered to 
the members on or before May i, 1915. The entire 
book is finished; printed signatures are herewith sub- 
mitted complete, with the exception of the signature 
which is to contain the Minutes of this meeting. 
(Applause.) 

AH of which is respectfully submitted by the Record- 
ing Secretary. 

Edward Van Winkle, 

Upon 



240 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

Upon motion the report was accepted, approved and 
ordered printed in the Year Book. 

In the absence of Corresponding Secretary Spoor, no 
report was submitted. 

Frank Hasbrouck, Chairman of the Committee on 
Nominations^ made the following report: 

To The Holland Society of New York: 

The Committee elected to make nominations for officers of the 
Society respectfully reports the following names as its recom- 
mendation for offices to be filled at the ensuing annual election, 
to be held April 6, 1915. 

President: 

Gerard Beekman. 

Vice-Presidents : 

New York County J. Maus Schermerhorn 

Kings County Albert Van Brunt Voorhees, Jr. 

Queens County Hon. James Cornell Van Siclen 

Westchester County William M. Vanderhoof 

Dutchess County I. Reynolds Adriance 

Ulster County Frank J. Le Fevre 

Albany County Dr. James N. Vander Veer 

Schenectady County Wm. G. Schermerhorn 

Central New York Dr. John Van Duyn 

SuflFolk County Robert Lefferts 

Hudson County, N. J Wm. Van Keuren 

Bergen County, N. J.-. Elmer Blauvelt 

Passaic County, N. J J. Albert Van Winkle 

Essex County, N. J Andrew H. De Witt 

Monmouth County, N. J Wm. H. Hendrickson 

Union County, N. J Frederick Arden Waldron 

Morris County, N. J H. A. Van Gilder 

New England Rev. Dr. William Harman Van Allen 

Pacific Coast H. L. Van Winkle 

United States Army Col. Adelbert Cronkhite 

United States Navy. Com. Warren J. Terhune 

Treasurer: Recording Secretary: 

Arthur H. Van Brunt. Edward Van Winkle 

Corresponding Secretary: 
Seward G. Spoor 



Trustee — Class of 1916. 
William Brinkerhoff 



Trastees 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 24I 

Trustees — Class of 1919: 

Gerard Beekh^an, E. Covert Hulst, 

Henry L. Bogert, Arthur H. Van Brunt, 

Seymour Van Santvoord. 
Dated, New York, February 10, 1915. 

THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE: 
Frank Hasbrouck, Chairman^ 
Tunis G. Bergen, 
Garret J. Garretson, 
James S. Newkirk, 
Edward Van Winkle, Secretary, 

The President: Gentlemen, you have heard the 
report of the Nominating Committee; what is your 
pleasure? The election is by ballot, and the Secretary 
will distribute the ballots. 

Mr. Arthur H. Van Brunt: I move that the Re- 
cording Secretary be authorized to cast one ballot for 
the nominees named by the Nominating Committee. 

Mr. Frederick A. Waldron: I second the motion. 

The President: There being no objections the 
motion is in order. All in favor of the motion will 
signify by saying aye. Contrary, no. It is carried. 

The President: The Recording Secretary will cast 
a ballot for the proposed officers. 

Recording Secretary Van Winkle then cast the official 
ballot. 

The President: The Recording Secretary has cast 
the official ballot, and announces the result to be as 
reported by the Chairman of the Nominating Com- 
mittee. 

Judge Frank Hasbrouck was then invited to take 
the chair, the new President being absent, and the 
meeting proceeded with the regular order of business. 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 

Mr. E. Covert Hulst presented the formal report of 
the Committee on Finance as follows: 

April 6, 1915. 
William L. Brower, Esq., 

President of The Holland Society. 
Dear Sir: — 

This is to certify that I have examined accounts, and 

vouchers 



242 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

vouchers appertaining thereto, of Arthur H. Van Brunt, 
Treasurer of the Society, for the year ending March i, 
191 5, and have found the same correct. 

I have also examined the securities constituting the 
investments as set forth in the Annual Report of such 
Treasurer, and have found the same correctly set forth 
therein. 

Yours very truly, 

E. Covert Hulst, 

Chairman of Finance Committee. 

Upon motion the report was accepted and ordered 
printed in the Year Book, and upon further motion 
the report of the Treasurer was received and ordered 
placed on file. 

Mr. Tunis G. Bergen, Chairman of the Committee on 
Statue to William the Silent^ then presented the following 
report : 

Mr. Bergen: Since the last report, a year ago, I 
have to report that contracts for the casting of a replica 
of the statue of William the Silent, at The Hague, were 
all agreed upon and put in form and were actually 
signed and sealed by the Society's officers, under the 
authority given last July. The correspondence had 
reachejl the point when we were ready to transfer the 
contracts to Holland, with the first payment under the 
agreement. The cast was to be made by the National 
Foundry Company in Brussels. Within twenty-four 
hours the war in Europe was declared, and I held back 
the contracts. Correspondence indicates that probably 
nothing can be done during the war, and therefore the 
contracts will not be delivered. I afterwards made 
inquiry as to what had become of the plaster model of 
the statue, which was made by the sculptor, from the 
original in the Museum at Delft: the reply came that 
the model had been already shipped to Brussels, but 
they did not know whether it would ever reach that 
ill-fated city. A further letter to the effect that they 
had heard from the National Foundry in Brussels that 
the plaster model had arrived intact and had been 
deposited in the subterranean vaults of the Foundry, 
undisturbed. About a month or so ago I received 

another 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 243 

another letter from one of the gentlemen in The Hague 
who had this casting in mind, to the effect that they 
had heard from one of the managers of the National 
Foundry Company of Brussels that he had returned 
from the war and was incapacitated, but that he would 
soon be able to resume work. In the meantime, no 
work of that kind was going on in Brussels. So, the 
plaster cast, gentlemen, I suppose, is intact in the sub- 
terranean vaults of the Foundry. The men who are 
left after the war, even though wounded, may be able 
to go on again with the work; but I have to report that 
I have not delivered the contracts, under the discretion 
and power given me by the Society, and that I have 
been obliged, because of the war, to hold up the whole 
matter for the present. 

Which, upon motion duly made, seconded and 
carried, was adopted as a progress report. 

Henry L. Bogert, Chairman of the Committee on 
History and Tradition^ then presented the following 
report: 

Mr. Bogert: Mr. Chairman and gentlemen: I have 
a report which is in three sections, and you may call it 
in the past, the present and the future. With regard to 
the past, I have taken the liberty on behalf of the Com- 
mittee, of reporting concerning what has been known as 
the New York Commercial Ter-centenary, and I trust 
that I may be indulged in putting this before the Society 
as something worthy of note. 

In December, 191 2, Mayor Gaynor appointed a 
committee of citizens to consider the subject of cele- 
brating the 300th Anniversary of the Settlement of 
Manhattan Island. The Committee met at the City 
Hall January 8, 1913, and it was questioned how far 
the settlement of Manhattan Island could be authorita- 
tively identified with 1613, as had been suggested. 
The advocates of the year 1626, as the date of settle- 
ment, were emphatic and insistent with their arguments, 
and a controversy appeared imminent, when the sug- 
gestion was made that the first charter, granted in 1614 
by the States General of the United Netherlands, for 
trading to New Netherland, afforded a date and an 
occasion worthy of whatever historical and commercial 

prominence 



244 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

prominence could be given to a Ter-centenary Celebra- 
tion. The New York Commercial Tercentenary Com- 
mission was thereupon incorporated in April, 191 3, 
with the expressed object of commemorating the 300th 
anniversary of the beginning of the regularly chartered 
commerce of what is now the State of New York under 
the auspices of the States General of the United Nether- 
lands in the year Sixteen hundred and fourteen. The 
President of The Holland Society, who was in office 
when the act of incorporation was introduced, was 
named as one of the Trustees of the Commission and 
remained with them until the celebration had been 
completed. The preliminaries and the organized prepa- 
ration for celebrating this notable event, in the Dutch 
Colonial history of our City and State, followed the 
usual course of such enterprises, except that the busi- 
ness depression of recent years had produced such 
exhaustion in financial and commercial circles, and had 
so materially depleted the reserve funds of many 
citizens who would have ordinarily contributed with 
enthusiasm toward the success of the project, that the 
suggestions and even the earnest efforts of the Ter- 
centenary Commission towards obtaining appropria- 
tions from the state and from the city met with de- 
termined opposition. A minimum grant was made 
at Albany and even smaller comfort was vouchsafed 
in New York City, with the natural result of bringing 
the celebration down to lowest possible terms. The 
elaborate program was cut down, and, with the break- 
ing out of the great European war, it was resolved to 
carry through only such portions of the celebration as 
had been entered upon and in which too great progress 
had been made to permit abandonment without serious 
loss. Field sports, public school music festivals, an 
automobile parade and a commercial pageant, followed 
by two weeks' exhibition of the contrasted commerce 
of early days and the achievements of 1914, were the 
salient features of the commemoration by this imperial 
city of the simple charter of 1614 granted by the States 
General. With all its disappointments, it is worthy to 
be chronicled as an important item in history, which 
should not be ignored by the Holland Society or by its 
Committee on History and Tradition. 

An 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 245 

An interesting item in the record of the Commission 
describes the adoption of its flag, as follows : 

The flag consists of three equal vertical bars, Nassau 
blue, white and Nassau orange, the blue bar at the 
staflF. In the centre of the white bar, the coat-of-arms. 

The description of the Coat-of-arms is as follows: 

Charge: Upon a shield argent a marine view; in base 
a Dutch merchant vessel under sail on a body of water 
all proper; sky argent and azure. Crest: On a wreath 
azure and argent a Dutch windmill proper. Supporters: 
Dexter: A Dutch merchantman proper. Sinister: A 
North American Indian proper. 

Motto: Below the shield on a scroll argent, azure and 
or, "1614-1914." 

The Chairman of the Flag Committee, Col. Louis 
Annin Ames, explained that the vertical arrangement of 
flag colors was first adopted by the City of Amsterdam 
in 1602 when the colors were red, black and red. 

The Committee on History and Tradition further 
reports to The Holland Society that, at the meeting of 
Trustees held in March, there was submitted a report 
by a Committee of the Art Commission Associates on 
the Adoption of a Flag by the City of New York and 
the Restoration of the Ancient Corporate Seal, together 
with some correspondence between Mr. John B. Pine, 
of the Art Commission Associates, and The Recording 
Secretary. 

The printed report of the Art Commission Associates, 
a copy of which is presented with this report, contained 
a representation in colors of the proposed flag and a 
photograph of the restored seal. It mentioned that the 
Art Commission of the City of New York had received 
the report of the Associates, and, after approving the 
recommendations and ordering that the report be 
printed, concluded by adopting the following in a reso- 
lution, recommending 

" I . The adoption by the City as its oflftcial flag, and 
as a substitute for the flag now in use, a flag containing 
the colors orange, white and blue arranged in per- 
pendicular bars of equal dimensions (the blue being 
nearest to the flag-staff), bearing the seal of the City in 
blue upon the middle or white bar, the colors to conform 

as 



246 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

as nearly as possible to those of the flag of the United 
Netherlands in use in 1626. 

"2. The adoption by the City of the model of the 
corporate seal of the City herewith submitted, as the 
ofl[icial design of such seal, the same to be cast in bronze 
or other permanent form and kept in the safe in the 
Mayor's office, and the adoption of proper ordinances 
or other regulations requiring that hereafter all repre- 
sentations of the seal whether impressed or printed on 
City documents or publications or carved on City 
buildings shall be in exact conformity with such official 
design." 

The Associates reported, concerning the City flag 
now in use, that it had no official sanction nor could it 
be determined how long it had been in use, and the 
Committee expressed the opinion that the City might 
properly adopt a design with historical associations and 
artistic merit and one readily distinguishable from 
other flags in general use. 

The report proceeded to set forth that the colors 
which first floated over the Island of Manhattan were 
"the orange, white and blue of the Dutch West India 
Company, which were also the colors of the United 
Provinces of the Netherlands in 1609 when Henry 
Hudson discovered the river named after him and when 
in 1626 New Amsterdam was settled by the Dutch." 

A quotation concerning the origin of the Dutch flag, 
from a history published at Amsterdam in 1831, was 
given in a translation. (Oorsprong der Nederlandsche 
Vlag — ^J. C. De Jonge.) This set forth that in 1582 the 
Netherlands possessed their own flag, the insignia or 
livery of William the Silent, orange, white and blue, 
with orange at the top, as commemorated by the cry 
"Oranje boven." These colors were set forth in the 
commands of the Admiralty of Zeeland, published in 

1587. 
The report quotes from another work on the flag, 

published in 1900 (De Nederlandsche Vlag — C. De 

Waard, Groningen), stating that all flags used by the 

Dutch before 1630 were orange, white and blue, in 

which the blue was dark rather than light. I may 

interject at this time, Mr. Chairman, that one of the 

members 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 247 

members of our Committee, Mr. Bergen, has made a 
special study of the matter of flags and colors of the 
Netherlands, and he informs me that the real color of 
the early days was red rather than orange. 

The Committee obtained information from Prof. 
Alexander Smith, of the Chemistry Department at 
Columbia University, concerning the blue of that date, 
which indicated pure indigo as the proper color; the 
shade of orange was referred to as unquestioned in its 
authenticity; and thereupon the Committee recom- 
mended the proposed form of flag, as worthy of adoption 
by the city, because of historical associations, extending 
to the beginnings of New Amsterdam, artistic and deco- 
rative quality, and originality sufiicient to distinguish 
it from flags in use by other cities or countries. 

As a further recommendation, the report stated that 
it was desirable and in accordance with usage that the 
colors should be in perpendicular bars, the blue nearest 
the flag-staff, and the seal of the city upon the middle 
white bar. 

The Trustees at first entertained the impression that 
it was intended to adopt the original Dutch flag of those 
early days, and that the use of vertical bars instead of 
horizontal stripes would be a misrepresentation, and 
should be condemned in the interest of historical 
accuracy, together with the suggestion that the date 
of settling New Amsterdam was 1626, as above noted. 
There arose the question of the order in which the colors 
of a tri-color flag should be read, and this was productive 
of considerable divergence of opinion. The statement 
of a leading manufacturer and dealer in flags was to 
the effect that general usage was to read the flags from 
the outermost color (or fly) towards the staff;* stating 
also that the instructions from nations who had such 
flags gave the colors in that order. On the other hand, 
all of the authorities consulted by the Recording 
Secretary indicate that the important or most honorable 

place 

*Note by Recording Secretary: 
This flag manufacturer cites as his 
authoritative reference the "French 
flag," red, white and blue, and reads 
from the fly to the staff. In this he 
is in erxor; the colors of the French 
flag are "Blue, white and red with 



blue in the honor point next the staff." 
See French decree of March 5, 1848; 
also Les Couleurs de la France 1879 
by R. Quarre de Vemeuil, page 85 
and print 63, plate 8. 



248 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

place was next to the staff (referred to in some quarters 
as the "honor point"), and the outermost color as the 
fly; referring further to the heraldic practice of tearing 
off the outermost section of a flag or banner, upon the 
field of battle, when the owner of the flag had distin- 
guished himself and become entitled to a standard of 
two colors instead of banner of three. With the usages 
and authorities of heraldry and the question of pre- 
cedence, in reading the colors of a vertically atriped or 
barred tri-colored flag, the Committee on History and 
Tradition deems that it is not necessarily concerned 
at this time, since it is admitted that the flag of New 
York City is not to be regarded as the Dutch flag of 
1626 or that general period, but is to be regarded as 
eloquently and emphatically reminiscent of that early 
flag, adopting its original colors, arranged differently; 
also, that the city seal will be placed upon the middle 
bar as a further note of distinction. Your Committee 
believes that no one should be misled into an erroneous 
conception of the original Dutch flag, nor that the 
newly adopted flag should be regarded as an exact 
counterpart of the old flag. In addition your Commit- 
tee entertains the view that the glorious record of the 
old flag should entitle it to an undisturbed place in 
history, and that New York should not adopt nor 
appropriate that old flag, when by the plan proposed 
by the Art Commission Associates so excellent results 
may be achieved with equal deference to historical 
accuracy. 

With reference to the statement that 1626 was the 
date of settling New Amsterdam, your Committee 
desires to enter its protest, and believes that further 
research and investigation are necessary to establish 
the proper date convincingly. 

Referring to the seal of the city, although not 
specifically within the province of your Committee, in 
so far as the present seal was officially adopted after 
New Amsterdam had become New York, and the most 
recent change had been made after New York had be- 
come part of the new nation, the United States, yet 
the subject may be appropriately mentioned in this 
report. The design submitted by the Art Commission 

Associates 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 249 

Associates was artistic and excellent in all respects, in 
your Committee's opinion, except, perhaps, with 
reference to the date, which is given as 1664. Since 
the resolution of the Common Council in 1784 ordered 
that the royal crown upon the seal be defaced and that 
a soaring eagle upon a half globe should be substituted, 
as the crest upon the New York coat-of-arms, it appears 
to your Committee that the date of the seal could be 
no earlier than 1784; but that, in view of the earlier 
elements which remain, the other dates of significance, 
such as 1664 and 1686, and possibly other dates, might 
be included in less prominent positions. The seal of a 
corporation is its solemn signature, as would be the 
sign manual of an individual, and, with this exception, 
the seal recommended by the Art Commission Asso- 
ciates can be commended by The Holland Society; and 
the action of the aldermen, in adopting both flag and 
seal, can be commended as a notable advance in recog- 
nizing the importance of the Dutch of early days and 
their preeminent part in the foundation of our great 
city. 

Your Committee has permitted me also to make a 
further supplementary report, which may deal with 
the future: 

The "visiting list" or "parish book" of Domine 
Selyns, sometimes called "the first New York Direc- 
tory," is a matter of such great interest and importance 
to the early history and to The Holland Society of 
New York that it must receive most complete atten- 
tion during the coming year, when it is contemplated 
that it may be published under the auspices of the 
Society. It is essential that this work should receive 
most careful and studious supervision, and that in its 
final shape it shall reflect appropriate credit upon the 
outgoing President of The Holland Society, whose 
liberality has made it possible to bring this interesting 
work into definitive and authoritative form, and also 
in appreciation of its unique place in the history and 
literature of New York City. 

In closing the report, Mr. Chairman, I would like 
to offer this resolution : 

Whereas the Art Commission Associates of the City 

of 



2SO THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

of New York have devoted much time and study to the 
designing and recommending of an appropriate flag for 
the City of New York and to the restoration and 
authentication of its corporate seal in harmony with 
the available records, and have presented a report 
which reflects credit upon their diligence and care 
(although their conclusion that Manhattan was settled 
in 1626 cannot be accepted nor adopted by us), be it 

Resolved that The Holland Society of New York 
appreciates and applauds what has been so well and 
attractively prepared for acceptance by our city 
authorities and recognizes with much satisfaction the 
adoption and embodiment of the old colors of New 
Amsterdam, so strikingly set forth and so eloquently 
reminiscent of the old flag, upon whose glorious history 
it does not trespass, but bears filial and hearty tribute. 

Upon motion, duly made, seconded and carried, the 
report was accepted and ordered printed in the Year 
Book, and upon further motion the resolution recom- 
mended by the Committee was unanimously adopted. 

Tunis G. Bergen, Chairman of the Special Committee 
on Year Books in Arrears j reported as follows : 

The Committee on Year Books in Arrears have the 
honor to report that the 1908 Year Book is now in the 
press and is being printed and will be out in a very 
short time. I dare not state again how soon it will be 
before the Year Book for 1909 comes out, but it ought 
not to be a very long time. 

Upon motion the report was accepted as a progress 
report. 

Tunis G. Bergen, Chairman of a Special Committee 
on Publication of Diary of Domine SelynSy reported as 
follows : 

The Diary of Domine Selyns in. the original is owned 
by our Ex-President, Mr. William L. Brower. He has 
kindly presented to the Society for the purpose of 
publication, both the Dutch original and an English 
translation, so that it may be reproduced by the Society 
as Volume V of our collection edited and published 
under the auspices of The Holland Society of New York. 
This gift of Mr. Brower affords us an opportunity to 
publish this invaluable historic record of one of the 

first 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 25I 

first Domines of New Amsterdam; and the thanks of 
the Society are due to our Ex-President for this very 
interesting and very gracious gift in honor of the 
Society. A committee of three has been appointed to 
take charge of the publication which should issue during 
the year. 

Upon motion the report was accepted as a progress 
report. 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS 

Tunis G. Bergen then oifered the following resolution : 

Whereas, William Leverich Brower, President 
of The Holland Society of New York from April 7, 191 3, 
to April 6, 1915, this day retires from the oifice which 
he has held with eminent success for two terms, during 
which the Society has prospered, now be it 

Resolved, That we, his fellow-members, in Annual 
Meeting assembled, express to him our appreciation of 
his loyal devotion to the Society, of his enthusiastic 
interest in its welfare, of his conscientious performance 
of his official duties, and of his generosity in permitting 
the Society to publish the original diary of Domine 
Selyns, one of the earliest records of Nieuw Amsterdam; 
and we assure Mr. Brower of the esteem and affection, 
won by his course and conduct as our President, in 
which he is held by us all, and which we shall cherish 
and preserve in all our future associations with him. 

Henry L. Bogert: I would like to have the honor of 
seconding this resolution; and I think it ought to be 
brought to the notice of our associates here that Mr. 
Brower is the first of those who have been elected to 
the Presidency of The Holland Society to occupy that 
chair for more than one term, since the death of our 
first President, Judge Van Vorst. Judge Van Vorst 
occupied the chair for five terms, and therefore no one 
was reelected until our well beloved William Leverich 
Brower became our candidate the second time. I think 
that distinction is one which has been well deserved 
and one which we were proud to give him, and we 
second the adoption of the resolution which has been 
offered, I think, with such unanimity and cordiality as 
shall leave no doubt in his mind or any doubt in the 
minds of any of his associates. (Applause.) 

Chairman 

Q 



252 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

Chairman Hasbrouck: It gives me great pleasure, 
gentlemen, to present this resolution for your adoption. 
As an Ex-President of the Society, I know that it was the 
unwritten law for many years that no President should 
be reelected. Mr. Brower has broken that law, that is, 
we were pleased to break the law in behalf of Mr. 
Brower, and we are all glad that we did it. All in favor 
of the resolution will please signify by saying aye. 
(Great chorus of ayes.) 

The motion is unanimously carried. (Applause.) 

Recording Secretary Van Winkle then read the 
following letter received from our Vice-President from 
New England. 

March 25, 1915. 
Recording Secretary. 
My dear Sir: — 

I have the notice of the annual meeting of The Hol- 
land Society and regret very much that Church duties 
in connection with Easter week will make it impossible 
for me to accept. That is one of the disadvantages 
(very few they are) of living in Boston that one has to 
miss so many Holland Society gatherings. My heart 
is always with my Dutch brethren, however. 

I wish that the Holland Society itself might in some 
official and collective way, do something to show its 
sympathy for the Belgians. We are one people, of 
course, historically considered. While doubtless in- 
dividual members have all done their part toward 
Belgian relief, it seems to me that something official 
by way of tribute to King Albert, or to the little 
Princess Marie Jose, would serve to stimulate the 
imagination. Believe me. 

Yours very sincerely, 
William Harman van Allen. 

Chairman Hasbrouck: Gentlemen, you have heard 
the communication from our New England Vice- 
President; will you take any action upon it? 

Tunis G. Bergen: As to the resolution favoring 
King Albert, suggested by the Vice-President from 
New England, no doubt it is a pleasant thing to con- 
template in view of the heroic virtues of that young 
King; nevertheless, Holland is a neutral country and 

we 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 253 

we are a neutral country. Heroism has been displayed 
by so many of the nations involved in the war, though 
I have not heard from the Turks lately — perhaps I am 
misinformed — that I should hesitate, for one, to go on 
record, being neither pro-British nor pro-Prussian 
myself, but pro-American, and I should hesitate to 
adopt at this time a special resolution singling out any 
one of the leaders of the various nations involved in 
the war. Those are my personal sentiments. (Ap- 
plause.) 

Chairman Hasbrouck: There is no doubt where 
the personal feeling and sympathy of the members of 
this Society is, and where their admiration goes. I 
agree with Mr. Bergen that perhaps it would not be 
wise or appropriate to take any action to-night as a 
Society on this matter. Is there any further business ? 

Arthur Van Brunt: I would suggest that that 
communication ought to be acknowledged, and I move 
that it be acknowledged and referred to the Trustees 
for such action as they may think proper. 

The motion was duly seconded and carried. 

The business being concluded the meeting adjourned. 
Respectfully submitted, 



Recording Secretary. 



In i^emortam 



WARNER VAN NORDEN* 



Bom — ^July 2, 1841 
Died — ^January i, 1914 

Warner Van Norden was one of the most devoted, 
loyal and enthusiastic members The Holland Society 
ever had. While not one of the original founders, he 
was one of the earliest members, having joined the 
Society on March 14, 1885, its Constitution not having 
been finally adopted until April 30, 1885. During the 
whole long period of his membership, he was actively 
and earnestly interested in the welfare of the Society 
and was almost invariably present at all the meetings, 
gatherings and public occasions where the Society could 
be profitably represented, and he was always ready to 
take his part in whatever work was to be done for the 
furtherance and promotion of Holland Society objects. 
He was jealous of the good name of the Society and its 
standards, had well considered and definite views on all 
subjects and the ability to advocate these views. He 
also had the sometimes lacking characteristic of loyally 

abiding 



■Uoleti otherwiae ipecificiUy noted, 
thetc memorial uoticei were prepared 
b accordaace with Artide V, Section 
I of the Conititution; collected and 
edited by the Corretponding Secte- 
uiy. 



■Prepared by Committee on Memo- 
rial!, and adopted byTnuteet at the 
meeting of December lo, I9I4. See 
Year Book 1914, p. 175. 



IN MEMORIAM 255 

abiding by the will of the majority, even when it was 
not in accord with his own personal views; and all his 
associations with his fellow-members and fellow-officers 
of the Society were marked with a distinguished 
courtesy, affability and kindness, which were charac- 
teristic of him. He was elected President of the Society 
in the year 1894, and the Society flourished under his 
administration, and he was one of our most useful 
Presidents. He became a Trustee of the Society in the 
year 1895, and continued to be a Trustee continuously 
to the time of his death, ably serving for many years 
as Chairman of the Finance Committee, on the Com- 
mittee on the Statue of William the Silent, and on other 
Committees. He was Treasurer of the fund raised for 
the erection of the statue of William the Silent. The 
frequent addresses made by him at annual meetings of 
the Society were interesting and often showed much 
historical research and knowledge; and on several 
occasions he responded eloquently to toasts at our 
annual banquets. In the year 1908, before the time of 
the Hudson-Fulton celebration, he gave a compli- 
mentary dinner at the Metropolitan Club to Baron van 
Asbeck, Captain of The Netherland ship, Gelderland, 
which was then visiting New York, and to the officers 
of his ship, which dinner was attended by the Trustees 
and officers of The Holland Society as guests of Mr. 
Van Norden. In 1909, he took an active part in behalf 
of the Society, representing it on various occasions in 
receiving The Netherland Commission to the Hudson- 
Fulton celebration. Warner Van Norden's interest and 
pride in his Holland bl9od and ancestry were great, and 
justly so, for the name of Van Norden has been promi- 
nent in the history of New Netherland and the State 
of New York. He was well known as a man of great 
enterprise in the business life of New York and else- 
where, and for many years he was President of the Bank 
of North America. He was a man of strong religious 
convictions and a prominent member of the Presby- 
terian Church, and was for many years intimately and 
actively connected with the management of the busi- 
ness and affairs of the churches of that denomination. 

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His death left a vacancy in the Board of Trustees which 
it will be difficult to fill. His tall, stately figure and 
benignant face were long familiar to the members of 
the Society and its Trustees and officers; his kindly 
presence will be missed, and his memory will be honored 
by them all. 

CEBRA QUACKENBUSH 

Bom — September 7, 1838 
Died — February 16, 1914 

Cebra Quackenbush, the son of Peter Quackenbush 
and Mary Cebra Breese, was bom in Hoosick, N. Y. 
The family was pure Dutch stock, his ancestors having 
intermarried solely among people of that nationality, 
and resided in Hoosick for the past 150 years. They 
originally came from Leyden, Holland. Early in 1865, 
while residing in Pittsfield, Mr. Quackenbush was 
elected Major of a Massachusetts regiment of vol- 
unteers. He was a delegate from Massachusetts to the 
national Democratic convention in 1876. He was a 
member of The Holland Society of New York since 
October 24, 1889, of the Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion and of the Masonic Lodge of Hoosick. He was a 
member of All Saints' Church in Hoosick, and a trustee 
of the Hoosick School. In 1859, Mr. Quackenbush 
married Mary Annette Gillette of Long Island, who 
died in 1891. He later married Minna Wilkinson Mil- 
lard of North Adams. Surviving are the widow and 
three daughters, Mrs. F. St. George McLean, Mrs. 
Annette McCandliss, Mrs. Collins M. Graves. 



HENRY MOORE TELLER 

Born — ^May 23, 1830 

Died — February 23, 1914 

Henry Moore Teller, was born at Granger, Alle- 
gany County, N. Y. He was educated at Rushford 

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IN MBMORIAM 257 

Academy and Alfred University, after which he taught 
school for several years, at the same time studying law. 
He was admitted to the Bar at Binghamton, N. Y. 
In 1858, he moved to Illinois and three years later went 
by ox team to Colorado. In 1876, he was selected by 
the Colorado legislature for the United States Senate. 
He resigned in 1882 to enter the cabinet of President 
Arthur as Secretary of the Interior. He remained in the 
cabinet until 1885, when he was reelected to the Senate, 
where he remained until his retirement in 1909. In the 
latter part of the sixties he was made Major-General 
of the State militia. He was a member of The Holland 
Society from June 30, 1892. He was a thirty-third 
degree Mason, and President of the Colorado Central 
Railway. Senator Teller was married on June 7, 1862, 
to Harriet M. Bruce, of Allegany County, N. Y. Two 
sons and a daughter survive him. 



GARRET DORSETT WALL VROOM 

Born — December 17, 1843 
Died — ^March 4, 1914 

Garret Dorsett Wall Vroom was a son of the late 
Governor Peter Dumont Vroom and a grandson of 
U. S. Senator Garret D. Wall, and was born in the City 
of Trenton, N. J. He received his education at the 
French Gymnasia, Berlin, the old Trenton Academy 
and Rutgers College, from which latter institution he 
was graduated in 1862, and at the time of his death was 
a trustee of that college. He studied law with his father, 
was admitted to the bar in 1865. In 1866, he was 
elected city solicitor, and again elected to that office in 
1873 . He was at one time Mayor of the City of Trenton, 
and President of the Board of Public Works. He was 
a Democrat politically. During the year 1901 he was 
appointed Judge of the Court of Errors and Appeals. 
He was President of the Commission for the Revision 
of the Statutes for many years; a member of the Board 
of Pardons; member of the New Jersey Historical 

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Association; President and Manager of the Trenton 
Saving Fund Society; President of the Board of the 
Trenton School of Industrial Arts; a member of The 
Holland Society of New York, joining June 15, 1886; 
member of the American Bar and State Bar Associations 
and of the Mercer County Bar Association, and Presi- 
dent of the Board of Managers of the New Jersey State 
Hospital for the Insane. He was a prominent factor 
in the founding of the Society of the Sons of the Revolu- 
tion in New Jersey. Besides his widow, he leaves one 
daughter, Miss Gertrude G. Vroom, and one brother, 
Brigadier-General Peter D. Vroom. 



NICHOLAS VREELAND 

Bom — ^June 18, 1884 
Died — ^March 29, 1914 

Nicholas Vreeland, twenty-nine years old, died at 
his home of pneumonia. He was bom in Jersey City, 
and received his education at Hasbrouck Institute and 
Rutgers College. After graduation he studied law and 
was admitted to the Hudson County Bar, and there- 
after practiced in Jersey City. Mr. Vreeland was a 
member of the Lodge of the Temple, No. no, F. & 
A. M., a member of The Holland Society of New York, 
joining on June 13, 1907, a member of the Jersey City 
Club and of the Hudson County Historical Society. On 
October 6, 1909, he married Miss Gertrude Puster, 
daughter of former Judge Puster. His widow survives 
him, also his mother, Mrs. Sarah Vreeland. 



EGBERT LE FEVRE 

Born — October 29, 1858 
Died — ^March 30, 1914 

Egbert Le Fevre, M.D., SC.D., LL.D., died at his 
home in New York City after a brief illness. He was 

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IN MEMORIAM 259 

the son of James Le Fevre, D.D., and Cornelia Has- 
brouck Le Fevre. He was graduated from Rutgers 
College in 1880 and later received the degree of A.M. 
In 1883 he was graduated from the University Medical 
College of New York as a prize student. During his 
professional life of thirty-one years he was consulting 
physician to six institutions and served upon the staff 
of many dispensaries and hospitals. He was also pro- 
fessor of thereapeutics in the University and Bellevue 
Medical College and was made Dean of that Institute 
in 1898. He was a member of the American Medical 
Association, State Medical Society, New York Academy 
of Medicine and County Medical Society. He was 
admitted to The Holland Society on June 11, 1908. 



AARON J. ZABRISKIE 

Born — December 17, 1854 
Died — ^April 15, 1914 

Aaron J. Zabriskie, civil engineer and railway 
builder, died at his home in Jersey City, aged sixty 
years. He was graduated at the Polytechnic Institute, 
Albany, in the class of 1876, and was engaged in con- 
struction work. In 1888, he was appointed secretary 
of the New York Monument Commission, which posi- 
tion he had since held, during which he had designed 
the base of every monument erected for New York 
soldiers on southern battlefields, and supervised the 
construction of the work. Mr. Zabriskie was a member 
of The Holland Society, joining on December 13, 1894, 
and the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a 
director in the Fourteenth Ward Building and Loan 
Association of Newark, N. J. He is survived by his 
wife, who was Miss Mary E. De Clark, three sons, 
George E., Cornelius, Allan J., and a daughter. Miss 
Gertrude Zabriskie. 

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EUGENE WOOD VEEDER 

Born — ^April 7, 1861 
Died — ^April 18, 19 14 

Eugene W. Veeder was bom in the Town of Rotter- 
dam, Schenectady County, N. Y., being of the seventh 
generation in the direct line from Simon Volkertse 
Veeder, who sailed on the ship Prince Maurice to New 
Amsterdam in 1644. There he bought a lot, sold it in 
1654 for thirty beaver skins and went to Beverwyck and 
thence to Schenectady in 1662. After receiving his 
education, Mr. Veeder was employed by a large dry 
goods firm of Schenectady, later becoming a member of 
the firm. He retired from the dry goods trade and for 
about twenty years prior to his death had been engaged 
in the coal business. Mr. Veeder became a member of 
The Holland Society on December 17, 1909. He was 
also member of various Masonic bodies, and an attend- 
ant of the Second Reformed Church. Mr. Veeder is 
survived by his widow and one son, Eugene W. Veeder, 
Jr., two brothers and two sisters. 

HARRISON VAN DUYNE 

Born — ^December 25, 1845 
Died — ^May 3, 1914 

Harrison Van Duyne, of Newark, died at his home 
after an illness of eleven days. He was the son of John 
R. and Sarah Doremus Van Duyne. His grandfather, 
Martin Van Duyne, bought land and settled in Morris 
County in 1730, and it was in this old homestead that 
he was born. Mr. Van Duyne was head of the firm of 
Harrison, Van Duyne & Son, surveyors. In 1879, he 
was elected a member of the Assembly and also served 
the following two years. He was speaker of the House 
in 1 88 1. He was at one time a member of the Board of 
Works. He was a Mason, a Knight Templar, and a 
member of The Holland Society of New York, joining 

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IN MBMORIAM 261 

on March 14, 1895. He was also a member of the 
Eighth Ward Building and Loan Association, of the 
Newark Board of Trade, and a Director of the Fire- 
men's Insurance Company. Mr. Van Duyne married 
Miss Elizabeth Frederica Ricord in 1871, and is sur- 
vived by her and four sons and a daughter. They are 
Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Van Duyne, Harrison R. Van 
Duyne, Captain Frederick W. Van Duyne of the Fourth 
U. S. Infantry, J. Ralph Van Duyne and Philip R. 
Van Duyne. 

HIRAM DURYEA 

Born — ^April 12, 1834 
Died — ^May 5, 19 14 

Hiram Duryea, manufacturer, was bom at Man- 
hasset, L. I., where he received his education both in the 
public schools and privately. In 1855, he joined the 
48th regiment of the Militia. In 1861, he was made 
Captain of the Fifth Regiment of Infantry, serving 
later as Major, Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel. On 
March 13, 1865, he was breveted Brigadier-General of 
the N. Y. Volunteers for distinguished conduct at 
Gaines Mill, Va. He married Laura D. Burnell in 1868. 
He was President of the Glen Cove Starch Manufactur- 
ing Company until it was absorbed in 1890 by the 
National Starch Company, of which he was President 
for eighteen months. Later he became Vice-President 
of the American Wood-Working Machinery Company 
at 90 West Street, where he remained until his death. 
He joined The Holland Society of New York June 9, 
1898. 

WILLARD PENFIELD VOORHEES 

Born — ^July 28, 1851 
Died — ^May 31, 1914 

WiLLARD Penfield, SOU of Abraham and Jane 
Voorhees, was born in New Brunswick, N. J. He re- 
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262 THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 

ceived his early education in the schools of that com- 
munity and was graduated from Rutgers College in 
1 87 1. After qualifying for the legal profession he was 
admitted to practice, and was elevated to the Supreme 
Court Bench of New Jersey thirty-four years later, 
January, 1908. Justice Voorhees was a Trustee of 
Rutgers College, a member of The Holland Society of 
New York, a member of the New York Athletic Club 
and the Union Club of New Brunswick, a Director of 
the New Brunswick Trust Company, a Trustee of the 
Francis E. Parker Memorial Home, a member of the 
Delta Kappa Epsilon and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. 
He married Sarah Rutgers in New Brunswick, March 15, 
1877. Mr. Voorhees joined the Society, May 19, 1887. 



DAVID BARCALOW VAN NAME 

Bom — October i, 1856 
Died — ^June 9, 19 14 

David Barcalow Van Name was born at Mariners 
Harbor. His father was Daniel Van Name; his grand- 
father, Cornelius Van Name, was a soldier in the war of 
181 2. The name Van Name was Van Namen. Jochem 
Engelbert Van Namen of Heusden, Holland, came to 
New Amsterdam in the ship Hope, which sailed from 
Amsterdam April 8, 1662, and Mr. Van Name was 
descended from him in the direct male line. He has 
been a membef of The Holland Society since October 1 1, 
1900, and at the time of his death was Vice-President 
for Richmond County. For years he was a newspaper 
writer, and later and up to his death was the editor of 
the Staten Island News-Independent. He was at one 
time a member of the Town Board of the Town of 
Northfield in his county, and was also a Justice of the 
Peace. He was active as a member and trustee of his 
church and a member of the Masonic Fraternity. He 
married Annie E. Kinsey on November 3, 1881, and 
she survives him; also two brothers, Frederick N. 
Van Name and George W. Van Name. Hon. Calvin D. 

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IN MEMORIAM 263 

Van Name, also a member of The Holland Society and 
a former Vice-President for Richmond County, is a 
first cousin of Mr. Van Name. 



MAUS ROSA VEDDER 

Bom — ^March 19, 1835 
Died — ^June 13, 19 14 

Dr. Maus Rosa Vedder was born in Schenectady, 
N. Y., the seventh son of Nicholas A. Vedder and 
Nancy Marselis. His ancestor, Harmon Albertse 
Vedder, came to this country from Holland about 1635, 
and was one of the early settlers of Schenectady. Dr. 
Vedder attended Union College, and was graduated 
from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, 
in 1 861. He was appointed Assistant Surgeon in the 
United States Army, which position he resigned to 
become connected with his brother. Dr. Joseph H. 
Vedder, of Flushing, L. I. In 1870, he moved to New 
York, where he practiced until 1910, when his advancing 
years compelled him to retire. He was a member of 
The Holland Society, having been elected April 30, 
1885, and was its Vice-President for New York in 1890. 
He was also a member of the Union League Club, 
Manhattan Club, Transportation Club, the St. Nicholas 
Society, the Chi Psi Society, the Academy of Medicine 
and the New York County Medical Society. He was 
a Royal Arch Mason and a member of Kane Lodge; a 
member of the Grand Army of the Republic and the 
Sons of the Revolution. In 1863, he married Miss 
Sarah Augusta Cutwater, who survives him with five 
children, Mrs. RoUin M. Morgan, Mrs. Frank L. Van 
Benschoten, Mrs. Frederick P. Collins, Dr. Harmon A. 
Vedder and Maus |L Vedder, Jr. His death occurred 
at his summer residence in Caldwell, N. J., after a 
period of gradually failing health due to his advanced 
years. 

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JACOB STORM VARICK 

Bom — ^November 20, 1843 
Died — ^June 16, 1914 

Jacob Storm VAUicfc, died at his home in Susque- 
hanna, Pa. He was born in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., the 
son of John Remsen Varick and Susan Storm, and was 
a descendant of the old Varick family of New York for 
whom Varick Street was named. He served in the isth 
Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War. 
After the war he entered business in New York City, 
later going to Morristown, N. J. In 1878, he became 
connected with the Erie Railroad Company, and was 
identified with that company until he retired from 
business in 1900. Mr. Varick was active in Church and 
Masonic circles. In 1869, he married Georgianna 
Condit, who died in 1899. Later he married Mrs. 
Louise Swenson of Buffalo, N. Y., who survives him. 
He is also survived by a son by his first wife, U. C. 
Varick of Glen Ridge, N. J., who is also a member of 
The Holland Society. 

CHARLES RICHMOND DE BEVOISE 

Bom — ^June 23, 1863 
Died— July 5, 1914 

Charles Richmond De Bevoise died at his home in 
Newark, N. J., after a brief illness which began with 
pneumonia and developed into heart trouble. He was 
bom at Astoria, L. L, and was a direct descendant of 
Carel de Beauvois, who left Leyden, Holland, in 1659 
to settle in Breuckelen, where he became the first 
schoolmaster. Mr. De Bevoise conducted his business 
in Flushing, L. I., in 1890, and in 1900 he moved his 
business and residence to Newark, N. J. He was a 
member of the Newark Board of Trade, and joined The 
Holland Society on October 14, 1909. He helped found 
the Young Men's Christian Association branch in 

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IN MEMORIAM 265 

Mt. Vemon, N. Y., and was an elder in the Dutch 
Reformed Church of Flushing and later of the North 
Reformed Church of Newark. In 1888, Mr. De 
Bevoise married Jennie Rapelye of Flushing. He is 
survived by his widow and two sons, Charles Richmond 
and Herbert Rapelye. 



MILTON B. VAN ZANDT 

Bom — ^March 4, 1849 
Died — ^July 6, 1914 

Milton B. Van Zandt was bom at Great Neck, 
L. I., and died at the age of sixty-six at his home in New 
York City, from a stroke of paralysis, after an illness 
of two weeks. He was descended from a distinguished 
Dutch family, and has been a member of The Holland 
Society since 1888. He was also a Free Mason and a 
member of the Royal Arcanum, and at the time of his 
death was Treasurer and Assistant Secretary of the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway. In his early life 
he held a confidential position in the firm of Wetherbee, 
Watson & Company, Brokers. His wife and his son. 
Dr. W. M. Van Zandt, survive him. 



GARRET J. LYDECKER 

Born — ^November 15, 1843 
Died — ^July 9, 1914 

Garret J. Lydecker, was born at Englewood, N. J., 
the son of John R. and Elizabeth Ward Lydecker. His 
earliest paternal American ancestor was Rick Lydecker, 
who came from Holland in 1656 and settled at New 
Amsterdam. Garret J. Lydecker received his pre- 
liminary education in the public schools of New York 
City and the Free Academy of the City of New York, 
and was appointed to the U. S. Military Academy at 
West Point, from which he was graduated in 1864, and 

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commissioned First Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers. 
He served in that capacity on General Meade's staff 
during the closing years of the Civil War, receiving the 
brevet rank of Captain for distinguished gallantry at 
the siege of Petersburg. He was commissioned Captain 
in 1866, Major in 1880, Lieutenant-Colonel in 1891 and 
Colonel in 1901, and advanced to Brigadier-General, 
and retired by operation of law in 1907. For some years 
following the Civil War he served on various important 
engineering works, and was assistant professor of 
Engineering at the U. S. M. A., West Point, and during 
1 872-1 874 served as Chief Engineer on the staffs of 
General Schofield and of General Sheridan. He also 
participated in the Modoc Indian War in 1873. He was 
a member of The Holland Society of New York, being 
elected October 21, 1897, the Army and Navy Clubs of 
New York and Washington, the Metropolitan Club, 
Washington, D. C, and several clubs in Detroit. He 
was married in Detroit, Mich., September 21, 1869, to 
Delia Witherell Buel, daughter of Alexander W. Buel, 
who survives him with one child, Alice Buel Lydecker. 



ALBERT VAN VOAST BENSEN 

Born — ^August 16, 1842 
Died— July 15, 1914 

Albert Van Voast Bensen was born in Schenec- 
tady, N. Y., the son of Richard Van Vranken Benson. 
His grandfather, Gerrit Bensen, lived at Tappan, N. Y., 
and as a lad witnessed the execution of Major Andre . 
He was a lineal descendant of Dirck Bensen, who came 
originally from Groningen in 1648, having resided for a 
short time in Amsterdam, Holland. Mr. Benson's 
early education was received in the Union School at 
Schenectady. After graduation he worked in Albany 
until 1864, when he established a wholesale and retail 
tea and coffee house and for forty-five years continued 
that business. Mr. Benson was one of the founders of 
the Albany County Savings Bank, of the Chamber of 

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IN MEMORIAM 267 

Commerce and of the Albany Club, an organizer and 
President of the Diamond Paste Co., a Director of the 
Albany Mutual Fire Insurance Company, a Trustee 
and Vice-President of the Homeopathic Hospital, a 
member of Mt. Vernon Lodge F. & A. M., a charter 
member of the Fort Orange Club, a member of the 
Albany Country Club. His membership in The Hol- 
land Society dated from 1887. He was an attendant of 
St. Peter's P. E. Church; in politics, a Republican. In 
February, 1878, Mr. Bensen married Harriet Louise 
Allen, of Albany, N. Y., who survives him, together 
with three children, Albert Van Voast Bensen, Jr., 
William Wendell Bensen, and Louisa Allen Bensen. 



LEWIS APPLEGATE POWELSON 

Bom — September 7, 1844 
Died — September 19 14 

Lewis Applegate Powelson was bom at New 
Brunswick, N. J. He joined the Society on June 9, 
1904, and at the time of his joining was Assistant Gen- 
eral Agent of the Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal Com- 
pany with offices at 143 Liberty Street, New York City. 
His first known American ancestor was Comelis 
Pauluszen, who was bom at Albany, N. Y., prior to 
1673, and who subsequently went to New York, where 
on October 11, 1696, he married Jannetje Andries. 
They subsequently removed to New Jersey, where most 
of the family remained and flourished. 



CHARLES AUGUSTUS SCHERMERHORN 

Bom — ^January i, 1839 
Died — October 2, 1914 

Charles Augustus Schermerhorn was bom in New 
York City, and received his education at private 
schools. He was a member of the Seventh Regiment 

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and made the campaigns of. 1 862-1 863 with the Regi- 
ment, and afterwards engaged in business in the West. 
Mr. Schermerhorn was particularly identified with the 
Dutch Societies of St. Nicholas and Holland. He be- 
came a member of The Holland Society on June 12, 
1902. He was a member of the Sons of the Revolution; 
of the Society of the War of 18 12; Post Lafayette, 
Grand Army of the Republic; the Society of Colonial 
Wars, and of the Seventh Regiment Veteran Associa- 
tion. He was a Trustee and Secretary of the House of 
Mercy and of the Society for the Relief of the Destitute 
Blind, and a Trustee of St. Luke's Home. He was also 
connected with the Church Club, and held the office 
of Vestryman in Trinity Church. He married Miss 
Schermerhorn, daughter of John P. Schermerhorn, 
M.D., in 1880. 

HENRY VAN SCHAICK 

Born — November 10, 1825 
Died — November 14, 19 14 

Henry Van Schaick was born in New York and 
came from distinguished Albany ancestry. His grand- 
father. General Gozen Van Schaick, fought in the 
Revolutionary War and received the thanks of Congress 
for his valorous actions. His great-grandfather, Sybrant 
Van Schaick, Mayor of Albany, was distinguished for 
the many reforms he introduced. Mr. Van Schaick 
was a charter member of The Holland Society of New 
York, his membership running back to March 14, 1885. 
He was born in New York, and was graduated from the 
University of New York, of which his father, Myndert 
Van Schaick, was one of the founders, in 1843. He was 
thereafter admitted to the Bar and practiced law until 
his retirement in 1887. He was one of the organizers 
of the Third Avenue Railroad, Manhattan Life Insur- 
ance Company and Manhattan Savings Bank. He is 
survived by one daughter and two sons, one of whom, 
Eugene Van Schaick, was Treasurer of The Holland 
Society from 1890 to 1896. 

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JOSIAH VAN VRANKEN 

Bom — 1842 

Died — ^January 20, 191 5 

JosiAH Van Vranken died at his home in Market 
Street, Potsdam, N. Y. Wednesday evening, January 20, 
1915. Mr. Van Vranken's death was due to heart 
trouble with which he had been a sufferer for some time. 
He was seized with an attack while entertaining a party 
of friends and although it was known that his condition 
was serious, it was not thought it would result fatally. 
Mr. Van Vranken was bom in Montgomery County, 
and the greater portion of his life was spent in Schenec- 
tady. He was a descendant of one of the early Dutch 
families who came from Holland and located in the 
Mohawk Valley. Mr Van Vranken was a Democrat 
and was active in the local counsels of his party. He 
represented one of the wards of the city of Schenectady 
on the Board of Supervisors for some time. He was an 
expert accountant and had a good working knowledge 
of banking business. President Cleveland appointed 
him a bank examiner for the federal government. He 
served for many years, his territory embracing all of 
Northern New York. Mr. Van Vranken was a great 
admirer of Potsdam and took a keen interest in the 
town's welfare. He was very fond of children and there 
are a large number who can testify to his quiet un- 
heralded generosity. The children of the Market Street 
School were entertained by him last Christmas and all 
were sent away with a substantial remembrance. The 
funeral services were held from his late home Friday 
afternoon. Rev. F. B. Cowan officiating. The body was 
taken to Schenectady and services were held there 
Saturday morning. Rev. James Meengs, of the Second 
Reformed Church, officiating. Interment was in Vale 
Cemetery in Schenectady. Mr. Van Vranken leaves no 
near relatives. He was seventy-three years of age; he 
joined the Society, June 26, 1888. 

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JACOB VAN WOERT 

Born — ^July 11, 1845 
Died — ^January 26, 191 5 

Jacob Van Woert, a descendant of one of the old 
Dutch families of this State, died at his home Valley- 
view, at Greig, Lewis County, N. Y., in his seventy- 
ninth year. Mr. Van Woert's family came to this 
country in 1635 and settled at Schenectady. He was a 
member of The Holland Society, having been elected 
December 8, 1898, is survived by a son, James Burtis 
Van Woert. 

HERMANN S. BERGEN 

Bom — September 25, 1848 
Died — ^January 31, 1915 

Hermann S. Bergen, a retired woolen merchant of 
Manhattan, died at his home in Bedford, N. Y., in his 
sixty-seventh year. Mr. Bergen was for many years a 
resident of Brooklyn. He became a member of The 
Holland Society in the year 1888. A widow, a son and 
a daughter survive him. 

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