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The Holland Society 


New Tork 



Executive Office 
90 West Street 
new york city 


The Holland Society of New York 



Introduction I 

Table of Contents 2 

Discussion of Previous Editions 10 

Text 21 

Appendixes 41 

Index 81 


Constitution 105 

By-Laws 112 

Badges 116 

Accessions to Library 123 


Former Officers 127 

Committees 1915-16 142 

List of Members 14+ 

Necrology 172 


Anniversary of Installation of First 

Mayor and Board of Aldermen 186 

Poughkeepsie 199 

Smoker 202 

Hudson County Branch 204 

Banquet 206 

Annual Meeting 254 

New Officers, 1916 265 

In Memoriam 288 



Gerard Beekman — Portrait Frontispiece 

New York — 1695 — Heading Cut i 

Selyns' Seal — Initial Letter i 

Dr. James S. Kittell — Portrait 38 

North Church — Historic Plate 43 

Map of New York City — 1695 85 

Hon. Francis J. Swayze — Portrait 104 

Badge of the Society 116 

Button of the Society 122 

Hon. William G. Raines — Portrait 128 

Baltus Van Kleek Homestead — Heading Cut. ... 199 

Eagle Tavern at Bergen — Heading Cut 204 

Banquet Layout 207 

Banquet Ticket 212 

Banquet Menu 213 

Ransoming Dutch Captives 213 

New Amsterdam Seal — 1654 216 

New York City Seal — 1669 216 

President Wilson Paying Court to Father Knick- 
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URING his term of office as Presi- 
dent, William Leverich Brower of- 
fered to the Society for publication 
a manuscript volume of the Domine 
Henricus Selyns, Minister of the 
Reformed Dutch Church at Nieuw 
Amsterdam, and on December lo, 
1914, the Trustees passed the fol- 
lowing resolution : 

"Whereas, Our President, William L. Brower, 
has generously offered to let the Society have his copy 
of the original book or diary of Domine Selyns, one 
of the first clergymen of New Netherland, for pub- 

"Resolved, That the thanks of the Board of Trus- 
tees be tendered to our President for his generous 
offer of such high historical importance and that a 
special committee of three be appointed by the chair 
to take steps for the publication of such diary both 
in the original Dutch and in the translation, as may 
seem best to the committee, at the expense of the 

A committee of three was thereupon appointed by 
the President, consisting of Tunis G. Bergen, the Re- 
cording Secretary and the Corresponding Secretary. 
At the expiration of Mr. Brower's term of office as 
President, he was appointed by President Gerard Beek- 
man on the committee. 

The manuscript came to the committee complete. 
It was carefully prepared under Mr. Brower's direc- 
tion. The Dutch has been compared with the original 
and is accurately reproduced. 




By Doraine 
Selvns in 

By Garret 
Abeel in 


Description and History of the Manuscript Volume. 
Contents of the Manuscript Volume: 
I. List of Church Members in 1686, arranged 
according to the streets of the City, 
n. List of the Number of their Minor Children, 
arranged as above, 
in. Marriage Entries, New York, from June 14, 

1686, to April 23, 1687. 
IV. Historical Notes on the City of New York, 
from 1609 to 1792. 

Previous Edition and Copies of Section I. 
Present Edition of Sections I, II and III. 
Present Edition of Section IV. 
The Name-System of the Dutch in the Seventeenth 
Century and its Subsequent Development. 


Exact Copy from the Original Manuscript of Section 
I (with addition of a List of Abbreviations, Explana- 
tory Foot-notes, Numbering of Members and Names, 
Appendices and Index). 

Of Section II (with Translation). 

Of Section III (with Translation). 

And of Section IV (with addition of a detailed 
Table of Contents and Explanatory Foot-notes). 

Appendices to Section I. 

Map of the City of 1695, with Pastoral Routes of 
Domine Selyns in 1686. 

Number of Members, Households and Persons in 
each street in 1686. 

List of Streets in 1686, and their Equivalents in 1790 
and today. 

Index to Section I. 





The Rev. Dr. Thomas De Witt, in his Historical 
Discourse, 1856, page 24, says: 

"I have in my possession a small manuscript vol- 
ume of Domine Selyns, dated 1686, in which there 
is a register of the members of the church, arranged 
according to the streets. These streets are found 
below Wall Street and east of Broadway, while the 
remaining families are placed 'along shore,' on the 
East River, above the Fresh Water or Collect, and 
also on Governor Stuyvesant's bouwerie or farm. 
This manuscript volume was doubtless prepared by 
Selyns to direct him in his family visitation." 
In the Appendix to his Discourse, on page 66, Dr. 
DeWitt further says in reference to this list of members: 

"Were we to copy this list it might interest many 
who delight to search into the 'olden time' and trace 
the names of their ancestry or of honored and well- 
known families, and the locality of their residence 
at that time. To others, however, it would prove 
dry and uninteresting, and space cannot be afiforded 
for it. It may be gratifying to mark the arrange- 
ment of the streets in which the families were resi- 
dent at that early period. We give the Dutch names 
of the streets found in the list and their translation 
into English, and their present locality. The whole 
number of members on the list is five hundred and 
sixty [563], distributed as follows:" 

Number of 
"De Breede Weg (Broadway). 56 

Beurs straat (Exchange Street), at present 
Whitehall Street. 13 

Paerl straat (Pearl Street), now Pearl 
Street, between State and Whitehall Sts. 34 
Langs de Strand (along shore), now the 
north side of Pearl Street and Hanover 
Square, between Whitehall and Wall Sts. 67 



Number of 
Lang de Wall (Wall Street). 22 

Nieuw straat (the present New Street). 18 
Bever straat (Beaver Street), between 
Broadway and Broad Street. 16 

Marktvelt straat (Marketfield Street). 9 

Brouwer's straat (Brewer's Street), now 
the part of Stone Street between White- 
hall and Broad Streets. 16 
Brug straat (Bridge Street). 15 
Heeren Gracht (Gentlemen's Canal) — the 
term gracht, or canal, was given to what is 
now Broad Street, because a canal ran 
through the middle of it;— oost zyde (east 
side). 37 
Heeren Gracht, west zyde (Broad Street, 
west side). 49 
Hoog straat (High Street), now the part 
of Stone Street between Broad and Wil- 
liam Streets. 62 
Slyck straat (Mud Street), now South 
William, formerly Sloat Lane. 5 
Prinsess straat (Prince Street), now Bea- 
ver Street, between Broad and William. 15 
Koning straat (King Street), now Pine 
Street. 8 
Smid straat (Smith Street), now William 
Street, below Wall. 28 
Smit's Vallei (Smith's Valley), on the 
road along the East River shore above 
Wall Street. 29 
Over het Versche Water (beyond the 
Fresh Water), which was afterward 
called the Collect. 47 
There were seven in the Deacon's House 
for the Poor, in Broad Street. 7 
One is noted as buiten de landt poort (be- 
vond the land gate), that is, on the present 
Broadway, above Wall Street: — only one. i 
There are seven placed at a more remote 
distance. 7 



The above is given to show in what a small part 
of the lower section of the city the more compact 
portion of the population was comprised in 1686." 
This little volume of Domine Selyns, to which Dr. 
DeWitt refers in the quotation above, originally well 
bound, but now very much broken, is only five inches 
by three in size, and about one inch thick. It contains 
about 170 leaves, or 340 pages. It was not, strictly 
speaking, one of the official books of the church, but a 
private memorandum book of one of its ministers. 
Most ministers, no doubt, are in the habit of making 
somewhat similar records of their communicants; but 
this record is of special interest because of its age, and 
its carefully made list of 566 church members then liv- 
ing in the city, with the location of their residences, 
mostly south of Wall Street. 

After the death of Domine Selyns, in 1701, the his- 
tory of this volume is a matter of conjecture. It prob- 
ably passed into the hands of his successor, Domine 
DuBois (1699-1751), and from him it would naturally 
have fallen into the hands of Domine Ritzema (1744- 
1794). The latter probably carried it with him to 
Kinderhook when he left the city in 1776, on account 
of the British occupation. He did not return to the 
city, but became pastor emeritus, 1784-1794. In 1784 
the Consistory requested him to send back the records 
of the church. This he did, and possibly this book 
was among them. 

It would then naturally have fallen into the hands 
of Dr. John H. Livingston, who was the sole acting 
pastor for a while after the Revolution; or perhaps 
into the hands of the Consistory's clerk. But soon aftef 
we find it in the possession of Garret Abeel, who was 
elected to the Consistory in 1791. He, being of an 
historical turn of mind, utilized the blank pages of this 
volume to record many facts about the church and 
city; but his statements do not extend beyond the year 
1791, which we may therefore consider as the approxi- 
mate date of his writing. Not many official docu- 
ments had then yet been made available, and the his- 


tory of the city and church was yet largely traditional.^ 
From Garret Abeel the volume very probably passed 
into the care of Domine Gerardus A. Kuypers (1789- 
1833), who was the acknowledged authority on the his- 
tory of the Church in his day. In the year of his death 
(1833) [it] was loaned by some one to Dr. T. R. De 
Forest. He published in that year a little volume 
styled "Olden Time in New York. By Those Who 
Knew." That Dr. De Forest had the book in 1833 ap- 
pears from the following extract from his prefatory 
note : After returning thanks to the several friends who 
had aided him in his labors, he says: 

"and in a particular manner to the gentleman who 
kindly loaned to me the valuable old manuscript 
from which most of the matter in the following pages 
was gleaned. This book was formerly the property 
of Domine Selyns, and bears the date of 1686. The 
first part contains a memoranda [sic] of church mem- 
bers at that time, with their residences carefully 
noted down in the Dutch language and character 
[Gothic chirography] ; the latter part of the volume, 
from which the extracts have been made, is in the 
English language, and appears to have been a memo- 
randa [sic] of the past and present. The whole is 
highly interesting and bears evidence of strict verac- 
ity; and as the language of the author has met with 
few and slight alterations, the reader to understand 
it fully, must carry himself back in his imagination 
to about the commencement of the present [the 19th] 


T. R. De Forest. 
New York, July, 1833. 
This volume of Domine Selyns was in the hands of 
Rev. Dr. Thomas De Witt in 1841, when he published 
the list of members of 1686 in "The Collections of the 
New York Historical Society," and in 1856, and proba- 
bly during the intervening period, and down to his 
death in 1874. It was by his executors given to Rev. 
Dr. Talbot 

'Judge William Smith had in- I brought it down to 1762. While 
deed written a history of the valuable in many ways, the lack of 

Province of New York in 1733, the official documents even in this 

and his son of the same name had ' history is often very apparent. 


Dr. Talbot W. Chambers, from whom it passed into 
the possession of Mr. William L. Brower, and is still 
owned by him. 

Contents of the Manuscript Volume. 

The Manuscript Volume had 170 leaves and may be 
divided into four sections: 

I. The Member-list covers the first 68 of these, in- 
cluding the first five leaves now missing from 
the manuscript. 

Immediately thereafter follows: 

II. The Number-list of Children, which covers only 
two leaves. 

These first 70 leaves are written on one side 
only. With the exception of a few white pages 
here and there between the divisions, the follow- 
ing TOO leaves are written on both sides. 

Of these, 19 leaves, or 38 pages, contain the 
first of the Notes of Garret Abeel. 
These are followed by 9 pages of: 

III. Marriage Entries of members of the Dutch Re- 
formed Church of New York in 1686-7 i" the 
handwriting of Domine Selyns. 

IV. The Notes of Garret Abeel following thereafter 
take up 72 pages; together with the former 38 
pages in Abeel's hand they amount to no pages, 
or 55 leaves. 



Previous Edition and Copies of Section I. 

The List of Church Members in 1686. 

This list has been printed at least four times, namely: 

A in Dr. Thomas De Witt's edition in "The Col- 
lections of the New York Historical Society," Sec- 
ond Series, Vol. I, 1841, pp. 392-399. 

AI in David T. Valentine's "History of the City 
of New York," 1853, pp. 331-343. 

AH in James Grant Wilson's "Memorial History 
of New York," Vol. I, 1892, pp. 446-452. 

AI* in "The Year-Book of The Holland Society 
of New York," 1896, pp. 178-189. 

Of the above mentioned publications, A is the only 
edition from the original. It was prepared by the Rev. 
Thomas DeWitt, D.D., of the Collegiate Reformed 
Dutch Church of New York. An "Introductory Note" 
on pp. 390-391 and a very short critical note on p. 399 
were added to the text. 

The "Introductory Note" gives: 

A short biography of Domine Henricus Selyns. 

An English translation of the most frequent Dutch 
phrases and abbreviations in the list. 

A list of ministers of the Dutch Reformed Church in 
the City of New York from 1639- 1833. 

A Latin poem by Domine Selyns, dated October 16, 

The short critical note gives: 

The English and classical equivalents of some of the 
Dutch female baptismal names occurring in the list. 

A remark about errors probably occurring in the 

The Text. — As to the number and order of names, 
this edition is fairly correct and complete, but as a 
whole it lacks uniformity and fidelity. The numerous 
misspellings of names are not due to a regular trans- 
literation of the original spelling into the modern 
American way of spelling Dutch names. The editor 
evidently intended to conform to the spelling of the 
original. The mistakes, some of which have resulted in 
changing names beyond recognition, are mainly due to 



the editor's unfamiliarity with the Dutch language, or- 
thography and chirography of the 17th Century, the 
patronymic name system, and the geography of the 
Netherlands, from which many family names have been 
derived. The Frisian names among them have not 
been understood at all, and in a few instances men's 
names have been taken for women's names, and the 

The typographical errors have been left uncorrected. 

The original Dutch names of the streets are in some 
cases accompanied only by the English translation, ac- 
cording to their meaning, in other cases only by the 
modern equivalents of the streets. The division into 
households has been disregarded altogether. The loca- 
tion of the "Diaconies Huys" on the "Heerengracht, 
west-zyde" (Deacons' House for the Poor on Broad 
Street), is misleading. It was not situated at the ex- 
treme north end of Broad Street, as this first edition of 
the list would imply; several houses stood between it 
and the north end. 

Furthermore, there have been omitted: 

Two localities, given in the list: "Boschwyck" 
(Bushwick) and "Nieuwe Tuynen" (Newtown), and 
their inhabitants, and also the list of streets and the 
number of minor children of church members living 

The "Introductory Note" gives some correct and 
useful information, but little of direct bearing on the 
list and the better understanding of it. Also the short 
critical note is of little or no help. 

Copies from Dr. Thomas De Witt's Edition of 
Section I. 

Of this edition AI and AH are direct copies; AI^ is 
a copy from AI. 

AI. David T. Valentine's "History of the City of 
New York," 1853, pp. 331-343, contains a copy of the 
text of Section I under the title: "List of Members of 
the Dutch Church in This City in the.Year 1686 (from 
the Manuscript of Domine Selynus, by Rev. Dr. De 
Witt of this City)." This reprint shows not only the 
same mistakes and omissions as its printed original, but 



many more. Moreover, it has done away entirely with 
the orthography, which Dr. De Witt had attempted at 
least to retain in his edition. It follows the modern 
American way of spelling Dutch names. Evidently the 
copyist never saw the original manuscript. 

AP. The Year-Book of the Holland Society of New 
York, 1896, pp. 178-189 contains a reprint from AI, an 
indirect copy, therefore, from Dr. De Witt's text. Be- 
ing a very faithful copy of its immediate predecessor, 
it has not added any mistakes to those already existing. 
Without seeing the original manuscript, or making use 
of the edition of Dr. De Witt, the transcriber, through 
his thorough familiarity with the Dutch language, has 
amended some corrupt spellings of street names and 
given a more accurate version of their meaning, and 
also of their modern equivalents. 

All. James Grant Wilson's "Memorial History of 
the City of New York," 1892, Vol. I, pp. 446-452, con- 
tains a reprint from the text of A, under the title "List 
of Church Members and Their Residences in 1686, 
Kept by the Rev. Henricus Selyns, Pastor of the Dutch 
Reformed Church." 

The orthography of the names has in this reprint 
been modernized only here and there, and as a whole 
it can be called a faithful copy from Dr. De Witt's text, 
with all its errors and omissions. 

Present Edition of Sections I, II and III. 

The Present Edition of (I) The List of Church 
Members in 1686; (II) The List of the Number of 
Their Minor Children; (III) Marriage Entries, New 
York, June 14, 1686; has been based exclusively on the 
original manuscript. 

The text of Section I is an exact copy from the origi- 
nal manuscript except for the first five pages, which are 
missing there. The contents of these pages have been 
reconstructed on the basis of Dr. De Witt's text of 1841. 
These pages comprise a part of Broadway, the first 
street mentioned in the manuscript, and the names of 
forty-eight persons indicated as living there. Of these 
forty were church members in 1686. These names have 
been compared with the official Church Records, and 


are carefully spelt after the orthographical principles 
followed by Domine Selyns. 

The names of seven hundred and six persons are in- 
dicated in this list. Included with them are the names 
of deceased husbands, where the church members were 
widows; also the names of living husbands who were 
not in communion with the Dutch Church. These to- 
gether numbered one hundred and forty persons, mak- 
ing the number of church members five hundred and 

It is highly probable that the living husbands above 
mentioned were communicants in other churches, such 
as the Church of England and the French Huguenot 

Six negroes are mentioned, five of whom were church 
members; these were divided among three households. 
One of them, a woman, lived within the walls, at the 
north end of Prince's Street; four were men and lived 
outside at the Great Kill and the Freshwater. The 
members lived in seventeen streets inside the city walls 
and in seven localities outside, the names of which in 
the Manuscript are all written at the heads of the 
pages. The names of the streets, etc., are given in the 
text as Domine Selyns recorded them; their English 
translation and the names of their modern equivalents 
are added. In Appendix C, these names will be found 
together with their equivalents a century later than the 
date of the Manuscript, as recorded by Garret Abeel 
in Domine Selyns' volume opposite the originals. 

The division into households, purposely and verv 
carefully kept in Domine Selyns' list, has been over- 
looked by Dr. De Witt and consequently by those who 
copied him. This division is of genealogical impor- 
tance, as it shows in most cases the family relationship. 
The live hundred and sixty-six members belong to 
three hundred and twenty-four households. 

The number of members of households and of per- 
sons mentioned in each street or locality is given in 
Appendix B. 

It has been thought that it would be interesting to 
trace the routes followed by Domine Selyns in making 
his pastoral visits. For this purpose a copy of the map 




of the city, as it appeared in 1695, published in Valen- 
tine's Manual for 1845-46, has been introduced into this 
volume, on which is indicated in red lines the journey- 
ing of this illustrious man in the discharge of his sacred 
duties. (See Appendix A.) 

In the Present Edition the names of all persons and 
members mentioned in the list have been numbered, the 
members receiving besides their person-number a mem- 
ber-number also. 

An alphabetical index, indicating the persons by 
their person or name-number, has been prepared and 
will be found at the end of this volume. 

Section II. The text of Section II is also an exact 
copy from the original manuscript. The title added by 
Domine Selyns is somewhat misleading, as the list does 
not give the names of the children or the number of 
children in each household, but only the number of 
children in each of the streets where church members 
lived. We have, therefore, added a more complete 
title, while Domine Selyns' title of the list has also been 
kept, and a literal translation of it is given in the foot- 
note. The columns giving the translation of the street 
names and the modern equivalents of the streets, are 
also added as well as the final total of the number of 

Section III. The marriage entries given in this 
volume are dated from June 14, 1686, to July 25, 1686, 
inclusive. They cover, however, the dates from June 
14, 1686, to April 23, 1687, inclusive, as comparison 
with the official Church Records shows. ^ 

The way these entries have been made shows clearly 
that they were made at the time of the reading of the 
banns, and that Domine Selyns must have used the vol- 
ume, not only as a note book for his regular visits, but 
also in his pulpit. In this edition the original Dutch 
has been given, and the English translation has been 
added. The list contains the publication of the banns 
of eighteen parties. 


'The Church Records of Mar- j and Biographical Society, Vol. i. See 
riages are published in the Collec- there, pp. 60, 61. 
tions of the New York Genealogical I 


Among these occurs the publication of Domine Sel- 
yns' own banns with the widow of de Heer Cornelis 
van Steenwyck, the first publication on October 2nd. 
The marriage took place October 20th, 1686.' 

Present Edition of Section IV. 

Garret Abeel's Historical Notes on the City of New 
York, from 160Q to I7Q2. These notes were written 
in the manuscript volume more than a century after 
Domine Selyns' time (1791-1792) by Garret Abeel, 
a member of the Consistory of the Dutch Reformed 
Church, and occupy one hundred and ten pages, or 
fifty-five leaves. 

They are somewhat miscellaneous in character and 
arrangement, but are in this edition given in the order 
in which they are found. Foot-notes are added here 
and there, and in order to give a brief view of the 
whole, a detailed table of contents has been prepared. 

Dr. T. R. De Forest, in his "Olden Time in New 
York," has used much of this material, with matter 
from other sources. While often quoting Abeel's very 
language, he has, however, arranged his material in a 
more logical order. 

Not a few inaccuracies will be noticed both in Abeel's 
and De Forest's statements by those familiar with the 
official documents, which have since been made avail- 


'Did he publish his own banns, or ] it? He had no colleague at the 
request one of the Consistory to do i time. 




Illustrated by Examples from 
Given Names. 

After the introduction of Christianity in the Nether- 
lands, and perhaps still earlier, a foreign class of names 
grew up by the side of the native Dutch names. Dur- 
ing the middle ages these foreign names increased so 
rapidly that they soon outnumbered the native names, 
except in the province of Friesland in the Netherlands, 
and in the province of the same name in Germany, and 
along the Danish borders. The foreign names in the 
Netherlands, however, developed peculiar Dutch 
forms, so as to be hardly recognized as the same as 
their originals, and became, as it were, a second native 
class of names. In the Golden Age of the Dutch Re- 
public, the period in which Domine Selyns made out 
his list, the proportion of the native and foreign names 
was about equal, as it is at the present day, and few of 
the native names have been lost since then. The native 
element is, of course, Germanic, but modified by pecu- 
liar Dutch forms. 

We offer a few remarks on the development of both 
classes of names, and will use, as examples, only such 
names as are found in our list of 1686. 

I. Names of Men. 

I. Class of native names. These are the survivors 
of the old heraldic system of names. Each name con- 
sists of two inseparable parts, one part being common 
to a whole class of names. For example: 





Evert^Ever-hard=Strong as a boar. 
Barent^Bern-hard=Strong as a bear. 
Wolfert=Wolf-hard=Strong as a wolf. 
Olfert is the Frisian form of Wolfert; Ulf, being 
in old Frisian, as well as in Scandinavian, a wolf. 
Allard^Adel-hard=Very noble. 

P * > ^Ger-hard=Strong as a spear. 






Other Germanic men's names in this list are : Arent ; 
Coenraed; Leendert; Huyg=Hugo=tall ; Walter= 
ruler; Otto; Lodewyck; Carel ; Bruyn; Wessel; Rut- 
ger; Reyer; Warner; and a few special Frisian names, 
such as, Olfert; Siurt; Boele; Wyd ; Rip; Wybrant= 
Wige-brand=sword of war. Compare Sige-brand; 
Wilde-brand, etc. 

2. Class of foreign names. 

From the Hebrew of the Old Testament and from 
the Aoocrypha: — Abraham; Isaac; Jacob; Benjamin; 
Jonathan; David; Solomon; Adam; Assuerus (an As- 
syrian name); Elias; Daniel; Jeremias; Zacharias; 

From the Greek of the New Testament: — Simon; 
Petrus (or Pieter) ; Johannes (or Jan); Philippus; 
Thomas; Andreas (Andries) ; Stephanus ; Lucas; 
Nicolaus (Claes) ; Nicasius; Christophorus (Stofifel) ; 
Christian (us), (Christian). 

From the Latin: — Antonius (Theunis) ; Cornelius; 
Clement; Vincent; Victor; Laurens; Justus (Joost) ; 
Jurrian(us); Adrian (us)^Adrian, Arie; Martinus 
(Maerten) ; Paulus. 

IL Names 


II. Names of Women. 

1. Class of native names. A less number of wom- 
en's names have survived, in Holland, than of men's 
names. Examples : 


and the diminutives: 

Hilletje=Heyltje, from Hilda. 

Vrouwtje, from Trowa^Mistress of the house. 

Femmetje, from Femma=Maiden. 

Wal-burg; Wy-burg, from the last syllable of 

which, Brechtje is a diminutive. 

The native names of women have been enlarged in 
number, by adding to the native names of men, the end- 
ings -je; -tje; and -ken. Examples: 

Willemtje; Metje, from Metten, a Frisian name; 
Wyntje, from the first syllable of Wynant; Egbertje; 
Engeltje; Albertje; Baetje, from Bato, a Frisian name; 
Baertje, from Bart; Hendrickje; Geertje, from Geert 
=Gerhard; Gerritje, from Gerrit^Gerhard ; Gys- 
bertje, from Gysbert; Geesje, from Gys^Gysbert; 
Wiesken, from Wietse, a Frisian name; and Ytje, from 
Ide, a Frisian man's name. 

2. Class of foreign names. 

This class is much larger for the names of VN'omen 
than for the names of men. Many have been borrowed 
from the Hebrew. For example: From the wives of 
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and even of Assuerus; as 
Sara; Rebecca; Rachel; Hester; also Deborah has not 
been forgotten; while from the New Testament, there 
are the Hebrew names of Anna, Elizabeth, Magdalena, 
Lydia; and from the Hebrew of the Apocrypha, Su- 
sanna and Judith. 

From the Greek names of saints have been derived 
the names of Catharina; Agatha; Margaretha; Sophia; 
Helena; Apollonia; and from Latin names, those of 
Maria; Cornelia; Agneta; Christina; Celia; Caneva; 
Emerentia; Ursula. 




Numerous derivatives and diminutives have been 
derived from these foreign names. For example: 
From Anna came Annetje and Anneke. 
From Elizabeth came Elsje, Lysbeth and Betje. 
From Magdalena came Magdaleentje. 
From Helena came Leentje. 
From Catharina came Tryntje. 
From Agatha came Aechtje. 
From Margaretha came Margrietje and Grietje. 
From Sophia came Fytje. 
From Apollonia came Pleuntje. 
From Maria came Marritje and Mayken. 
From Cornelia came Neeltje. 
From Antonia came Theuntje. 
From Celia came Celitje. 
From Agneta came Agnietje. 
From Emerentia came Emmerentje. 
From Cunera came Kniertje. 
From Ursula came Urseltje. Etc., etc. 

Also many Dutch names of women have been derived 
from men's names of foreign origin, by adding the 
Dutch diminutive endings, as 

From Adrianus^Ariaen, came Ariaentje. 

From Jacob=Jaep, came Jaepje. 

From Nicolaes=Claes, came Claesje. 


A Dutch patronymic is a man's name with its geni- 
tive ending, added as a sur-name, to the given name of 
a person who stands under his patria potestate (who 
belongs to his household). Such person may be his 
son or his daughter, his wife or his grandchild. 

The genitive endings which make these patronymics 
from the names of men, whether native names or for- 
eign names, are: 

I. The Frankish genitive, ending in -en. This end- 
ing is old and becoming very rare, and occurs almost 
exclusively as a suffix to native names. Examples in 
our list are: 

Boelen; Bonen; Corren; Fokken. 



The Saxon genitive s or se. Patronymics formed by 
genitive endings only, could be utilized by women as 
w^ell as men. 

The patronymics formed by the Saxon genitive, how- 
ever, sometimes added sen or zen, standing for soon or 
zoon, meaning son. This kind of patronymic became 
very common in the seventeenth and eighteenth cen- 
turies, but it could, of course, be used only by men. At 
first, women had the ending dochter, daughter, as an 
equivalent, but this did not continue. The patronym- 
ics of men, ending in -ssen or -szen became perma- 
nent as family names in the latter part of the seven- 
teenth century. Before that time they were only spo- 
radic, but at the end of the eighteenth century had be- 
come common. Then also women began to use such 
family names, derived from patronymics ending in 
ssen or szen. Domine Selyns' list, however, shows only 
one example of such usage, namely. No. 375 : Lysbeth 

As for the rest, the old patronymic system was so 
much in use among the Dutch in 1686, that such forms 
existed as Abrahams, Andries, Arents, Barents, Claes, 
Cornelis, Dirx (x=ks), Frans, Frederics, Gerrits, 
Hendricks, Jacobs, Jacobus, Jans, Laurens, Lucas, Pie- 
ters, Thomas, Wessels, Willems. To these forms, as 
being pure genitives, both men and women were en- 
titled; but for the sake of distinction they were borne 
only by females. 

Men used almost exclusively such patronymics as 
Abrahamszen, Andrieszen, Arentszen, etc. But one 
must remember that the name which forms the essen- 
tial part of a patronymic must be that of a person's 
father. In case a patronymic belongs to a woman, it 
may, perhaps, express not her father's, but her hus- 
band's name; but sometimes, in cases of both men and 
women, it may express the grandfather's name. Every- 
thing depends upon the residence; in whose patria po- 
testate the person resides. For, although the Roman 
institution of patria potestas never found its way among 
the Dutch, a similar legal arrangement, which subse- 
quently became a custom, existed among them. And 



even long after this custom of patria potestas had died 
out, the Dutch kept up the patronymic system which 
originated from it. 

It had become a matter of convention, as well as a 
necessity for convenience, to distinguish persons of the 
same given name from one another by giving them sur- 
names. Now the patronymic was one form of sur- 
name. But in certain respects the mere patronymic 
was not satisfactory, for it left members of the same 
general family without a common and distinctive fam- 
ily name. But permanent family names grew up 
gradually out of these patronymics; so that by the end 
of the eighteenth century most families were provided 
with definite and permanent family names. Then 
patronymics of the immediate paternal ancestry only 
survived as middle names, and their further develop- 
ment into family names came largely to an end. This 
process reached its development almost completely, in 
the Dutch speaking world, by the close of the eight- 
eenth century. It was totally finished in the Nether- 
lands in 1810 by a Napoleonic law ordering everyone 
yet without a family name to assume such a name. In 
the course of another generation, this process of de- 
velopment of was absolutely completed not 
only in the Netherlands, but in America, South Africa 
and Ceylon. The Paulison name is one of the latest 
examples in America of a patronymic becoming a per- 
manent family name. 

Family Names. 

Many other family names had their origin from the 
locality where some prominent member of the family 
once lived. In such cases prepositions frequently ad- 
hered to the family name, indicating the locality from 
which they sprung; the definite article often remaining 
in combination with the preposition. For example: 

Van, as in Van Winkle. 

Van den, 

Van der, sometimes contracted to ver. 

Te der, contracted to ter. 

Te den, contracted to ten. 

Voor, as in Voor-Hees; van Voor-Hees. 



Onder, as in Onder-donk. 

Op, as in Op-dyck. 

Op den, contracted into oppen, as in Oppendyck. 

Many Dutch family names have also been formed 
from occupations of one of its members, in most cases 
of the auctor generis, or founder of the family. Such 
family names stand sometimes by themselves, some- 
times with the prefixed definite articles de and den. 

Many of the patronymics occurring in the list of 
Domine Selyns of 1686 were not yet family names at 
that time and many never became such. 

Domine Selyns seems to have used the names by 
which his church-members were more popularly 
known and in many cases he gives a patronymic only 
where a family name of another nature was possessed 
already by the same person, as appears from wills and 
other legal documents of the times, in which the per- 
sons had to be mentioned not with their popular but 
with their legal names. 

The index of names will illustrate the rules and 
statements given here. 







Arranged According to the Streets of the City 


and translation of Dutch terms occurring in this list: 

and his (house) wife. 

en syn h. ) 

en syn huysv. > en syne huysvrouw, 

en syn huysvr. ) 

h. V. 

huysvrouw van. 

W. V. 

wed. V. 

1 weduwe van, 

de Hr. 

de Heer, 

(house) wife of. 
widow of 

Sir or M^- 
Lady or Mrs. 

Name- Member- 
Number. Number. 


13, 14 




9, 10 

1 1 

12, 13 

14. 15 

Breede weg (Broadway). 

Ariaentje Cornelius, h. v. Albert Barents. 

Paulus Turck, en syn huysvr. Aeltje Barents. 

Maria Turck, h. v. Abraham Kermer. 

Coenraed ten Eyck, en syn h. Annetje 


Gerrit Jantze.^ Roos, en syn h. Tryntje 


Tobias Stoutenburg, en syn h. Annetje van 


Marritje Cornelis, h. v. Elias Post. 

Jurriaen Blanck, en syn huysv. Hester van der 


Johannes van Gelder, en syn h. Janneken 


In the original MS. the names 
of streets, persons and members 
have not been numbered. The num- 
bering has been added by the pres- 
ent editor. The first column gives 
the name-number, or the number of 
all persons mentioned; the second 
column gives the member-number, 
or the number of all members. 

■In the original MS. abbrevia- 
tions in the names are indicated 
with the mark — above the last let- 
ter of the abbreviated name; we 
indicate them with a . mark. 

In this list they only occur in 
male forms of patronymics; for in- 
stance: Jansz (Jansz.), or Jansze 
(Jansze.), stands for: Janszen. 


Name- Member- 
Number. Number. 
19,20 16, 17 Pieter Willemse Roome, en syn h. Hester van 

21,22 18, 19 Willem van der Schuuren, en syn h. Grietje 

23, 24 20 Annetje Bording, h. v. Cornells Kregier. 

25, 26 21 Tryntje Cornelis, wed. v. Christiaen Pieter- 

27, 28 22, 23 Hendrick Obee, en syn huysv. Aeltje Claes. 
29, 30 24, 25 Evert Aertsen, en syn huysvr. Styntie Nagel. 
31,32 26,27 Olphert Seurt, en syn huysvr. Margareta 

33, 34 28 Helena Pieterse, h. v. Abraham Mathysen. 

35, 36 29, 30 Geurt Gerritsen, en syn huysv. Elisabeth 

37.38 31,32 Seurt Olphertsen, en syn huysv. Ytie Roe- 

39, 40 33 Anneken Mauritz, wed. v. Dom. Wilhelmus 

van Nieuwenhuysen. 
41, 42 34 Tryntje Bickers, h. v. Walter Heyers. 

43, 44 35, 36 de H'- Frangois Rombout, en syn h. Helena 

45, 46 37, 38 Isaac Stephenszen, en syn h. Margareta van 

47, 48' 39, 40 Lucas Andrieszen, en syn h. Aefje Laurence. 
49,50 41,42 Balthazar Bayard, en syn huysv. Marritje 

51, 52 43, 44 M''- Gerrit van Tricht, en syn h. Maria van 

der Grift. 
53, 54 45 Blandina Kierstede, h. v. Pieter Bayard. 

55 46 Rachel Kierstede. 

56, 57 47, 48 Jan Peeck en syn huysv. Lysbeth van Imburg. 

58 49 Gysbert van Imburg. 

59, 60 50 Tryntie Adolphus, h. v. Thomas Hooker. 

61,62 51 Lysbeth Lucas, w. v. Jan Stephenszen. 

2. Beurs Strnet, ["Ex'change Place"] (Whitehall Street.) 

63, 64 52 Margarietje Pieters, h. v. Frederick Arent- 

65, 66 53, 54 Jacob Teller, en syn huysvr. Christina Wes- 

67, 68 55, 56 Jacob de Key, en syn huysvr. Hillegond Theu- 

69, 70 57 Sara Bedlo, h. v. Claes Borger. 

71,72 58,59 Pieter de Riemer, en syn huysvr. Susanna de 

73 60 Isaac de Riemer. 

' The 48 names above mentioned I edition of 1841, because the first 
have been reconstructed on the five pages of the original MS. are 

basis of Dr. De Witt's text of his I missing. 



Name- Member- 
Number. Number. 
74, 75 61 Juffr. Magareta de Riemer,' wed. van den 

H'^- Cornells Steenwyck. 
76, 77 62, 63 Andries Greevenraedt, en syn huysv. Anna van 


3. Paerl S tract, (Pearl Street). 

(Between State and Whitehall Sts.) 

78, 79 64, 65 Jan Willemszen, en syn huysv. Lysbeth 


Marten Cregier. 

Tryntie Cregier, wed. van Stoffel Hooglant. 

Margareta Blanck, h. v. Philip Smit. 

Gerrit Hardenberg, en syn huysv. Jaepje 


Sara Hardenberg. 

Isaac Greevenraedt, en syn huysv. Marrltie 


Hendrick Jilliszen Meyert, en syn huysv. Elsje 


Andries Breestede, en syn huysv. Annetje van 


Aeltje Schepmoes, w^- v. Jan Evertszen 


Susanna Marsuryn, wed. van Claes Bording. 

Gerrit van Gilden. 

Pieter le Grand, en syn huysv. Janneken de 


Jan Schouten, en syn huysv. Sara Jans. 

Lysbeth Schouten. 

Dirck Theuniszen, en syn huysvr. Catalina 


Warnar Wessels, en syn huysvr. Lysbeth 


Nicolaes Blanck. 

Catharina Blanck, h. v. Justus Witsvelt. 

Claesje Blanck, h. v. Victor Bicker. 

Tryntie Claes, wed. van Jeuriaen Blanck. 

Pieter Jacobszen Marius, en syn h. Marritje 


Aeltje Willems, wed. van Pieter Corneliszen. 

Thomas Laurenszen, en syn huysv. Marritje 

121, 122 99, 100 Corn(elis) van Langevelt, en syn huysv. 

Maria Groenlant. 
123, 124 loi Tryntie Michiels, h. v. Andries Claeszen. 

in "The Collections of the New 
York Gen. and Biog. Society." Vol. 
I, 1890, p. 61, and also our present 
text III, on p. 39. 
















99. 100 




loi, 102 

104, 105 



106, 107 


109, no 

III, 112 

113. 114 


119, 120 


' Domine Henricus Selyns, widr. 
of Machteld Specht, married this 
lady on the 20th of Oct., 1686. See 
the Official Church Records printed 


4. Langs Strant ["Along the Shore,"] (North side of Pearl St. 
and Hanover Sq. to Wall St.) 
Name- Member- 
Number. Number. 

125, 126 102 Rebecca de la Val, h. v. Willem der Val. 

127, 128 103 Elsje Thymens, h. v. Jacob Leydsler.' 

129 104 Susanna Leydsler. 

130, 131 105, 106 Daniel Veenvos, en syn huysv. Christina van 

der Grift. 
132, 133 107, 108 Jacob Leendertsen van der Grift en syn h. 

Rebecca Fredericx. 

134 109 Nicolaes van der Grift. 

135 no Rachel van der Grift. 

136, 137 III Rachel Kip, h. van. Lucas Kierstede. 

138, 139 112 Celitje Jans, h. v. Paulus Richard. 

140, 141 113 Elisabeth Grevenraedt, wed. van. D° Samuel 

142, 143 114, 115 Pieter de la noy, en syn huysv. Elisabeth de 

144 116 Catharina Bedlo. 

145, 146 117, 118 Frederick Gysbertsz. van den Berg, en syn h. 

Maria Lubberts. 
147, 148 119 Jannetje Tienhoven, h. v. John Smit. 

149, 150 120 Henriette Wessels, wed. v. Allard Anthony. 

151 121 Maria Wessels. 

152, 153 122, 123 Benjamin Blaeck, en syn huysv. Judith Etsal. 
154. 155 124, 125 Jacobus Kip, en syn huysv. Hendrickje Wes- 
156, 157 126 Marritje Hendricx," w. v. Nicolaes Janszen 

158, 159 127 Debora de Meyert, h. v. Thomas Crundall. 

160, 161 128, 129 Albert Bosch, en syn huysvr. Elsje Blanck. 
162, 163 130 Anna Maria Jans, h. v. Cornelis Janszen van 

164, 165 131 Hillegont Cornelis, h. v. Olfert Kreeftberry.' 

1 66 132 Vrouwtje Cornelis. 

167, 168 133, 134 Pieter Janszen Messier, en syn h. Marritje 

169, 170 135, 136 Coenraed ten Eyck, Junior, en syn h. Belitje 

171, 172 137, 138 Tobias ten Ej'ck, en syn huysvr. Elisabeth 


173 139 Benjamin Hegemans. 

174 140 Hermannus Borger. 

175, 176 141 Engeltje Mans, wed. v. Borger Joriszen. 

177 142 Johannes Borger. 

178, 179 143, 144 Lucas Tienhoven, en syn huysvr. Tryntie 

The well-known Jacob Leisler. 'Wilson has: Olfert Kreefts- 

' Wilson has: Marritje Wessels. I berg. 



Name- Member- 
Number. Number. 

i8o, i8i 145, 146 Cornell's Verduyn, en syn huysvr. Sara Hen- 

182, 183 147, 148 Albert Klock, en syn huysvr. Tryntie Abra- 

184, 185 149, 150 Marten Klock, en syn huysv. Lysbeth Abra- 

186, 187 151 Geesje Barents, wed. v. Thomas Lieuwenszen. 

188 152 Catharina Lieuwens. 

189, 190 153, 154 Johannes van Brug, en svn huvsv. Catharina 

191, 192 155 Cornelia Beeck, h. v. Jacobus de Hardt. 

193. 194 156 Margareta Hendricx, h. v. John Robbertson. 

195, 196 157, 158 Charsten Luursen, en syn huysv. Geertie Quick. 

197, 198 159 Aeltje Gysberts, h. v. Zacharias Laurenszen. 

199,200 160 Francyntie Andries, h. v. Abraham Lubberts. 

201, 202 161 Annetje van Borsum, wed. v. Egbert van 


203, 204 162, 163 Pieter van der Groef, en syn huysvr. Janneken 
van Borsum. 

205, 206 164, 165 Robert Sinclaer, en syn huysvr. Maria Duyck- 

5. Langs de Wal, ["Along the Wall."]' 
{South Side of Wall Street.) 

207,208 166 Willemtje Claes, h. v. Gysbert Elbertsen. 

209 167 Neeltje Gysberts. 

210,211 168, 169 Adriaen Dircxen, en syn huysvr. Lybeth Jans. 
212,213 170 Heyltje de la chair, h. v. John Cavallier. 

214,215 171 Anna Maria van Giesen, h. v. Johannes Jans- 

216,217 172 Marritie Pieters, h. v. Jacob Pieterszen. 

218,219 173,174 Bernhardus Hassing, en syn huysv. Neeltie 

van Couwenhoven. 
220,221 175 Geertruyd Jans van's Gravenswaert, h. v. 

John Otten. 
222 176 Neeltje van Thuyl. 

223,224 177 Sophia Claes, h. v. Rotgert Parker. 

225,226 178,179 Gerrit Corn(elis) van Westveen, en syn h. 

Wyntie Stoutenburg. 
227, 228 180 Urseltje Duytsman, wed. v. Johannes Harden- 

229,230 181 Metje Hardenbroeck, h. v. Evert Hendricxen. 

231 182 Casparus Hardenbroeck. 

232,233 183, 184 Hermannus van Borsum, en syn huysv. Wy- 

burg Hendricx. 
234,235 185 Claertje Dominicus, h. v. Jan Pieterszen Slot. 

Wilson translates: "Along the Wharf.' 











240, 241 

188, 189 











Gerritje Quick, h. v. Leendert de Grauw. 
Nieuwe Street, (New Street.) 

Janneken Jans, h. v. Isaac Abrahamszen. 

Daniel Waldron, en syn huysv. Sara Rutgers. 

Adriaentje Jans, h. v. Vincent de la montagne. 

Marritje Waldron, h. v. Hendrick Gerritszen. 

Aefje Roos, h. v. Johannes van Gelder. 
248, 249 193, 194 Heyman Koning, en syn huysvr. Marritje 

250,251 195 Metje Davids, wed. van Abraham Kermer. 

252, 253 196, 197 Jan Willemszen Room, en syn h. Maria Bas- 

254, 255 198 Annetje Ackerman, h. v. Daniel Pieterszen. 
256, 257 199, 200 Arent Fredericxen, en syn huysv. Sara Theu- 

258,259 201,202 Jeuriaen Nagel, en syn huysv. Jannetje 

260, 261 203, 204 Willem Peers, en syn huysv. Grietje Kierse. 

7. Bever Straet, (Beaver Street.) 
(Between Broadway and Broad Street.) 

262 205 Jacob Kolve. 

263, 264 206 Janneken Lucas, h. v. Jacob van Sauen. 

265, 266 207, 208 Jacob Phoenix, en syn huysv. Anna van VIeck. 

267, 268 209 Engeltje Hercx, h. v. Jan Evertzen. 

269,270 210,211 Hendrick Bosch, en syn huysv. Egbertje 


271,272 212 Catalina de Vos, h. v. Nicolaes de Pu. 

273 213 Jacob de Koninck. 

274 214 Henricus Selyns. 

275,276 215,216 Hendrick Boelen, en syn huysv. Anneken 

277,278 217,218 Cornelis van der Cuyl, en syn huysv. Lysbeth 

279, 280 219 Sara Waldron, h. v. Laurens Colevelt. 
281,282 220,221 M''- Abraham de la nov, en svn h. Cornelia 


8. Marckvelt Straet, (Marketfield Street.) 

283, 284 222, 223 Jan Adamszen Metselaer, en syn h. Geertje 

285, 286 224, 225 Herman de Grauw, en syn huysv. Styntje van 

287, 288 226, 227 Dirck Janszen de Groot, en svn h. Rachel 




Name- Member- 
Number. Number. 

289, 290 228 Baetje Jans, h. v. Pieter Meyer. 

291,292 229,230 Arent Leendertszen de Grauw, en h. Maria 

9. Brouwers Straet, ["Brewer's Street."] 
{Stone St., between Whitehall and Broad Sts.) 

293 231 de H"^- Frederick Philipszen. 

294 232 Johanna van Swanenburg. 

295, 296 233 Anna Blanck, h. v. Joris Brug^verton. 

297, 298 234 Janneken de Key, h. v. Jeremias Thotill. 

299, 300 235, 236 Isaac de Foreest, en syn huysv. Lysbeth van 

der Spiegel. 
301, 302 237 Sarah Philips, wed. v. Isaac de Foreest. 

303, 304 238, 239 Jan Dircxen, en syn huysvr. Baertje Kip. 
305, 306 240, 241 de H""- Stephanus van Cortlant, en syn h. 

Geertruyd Schuyler. 
307 242 Jacobus van Cortlant. 

308, 309 243 Juffr. Susanna Schrick, h. v. den H'- Anthony 

310, 311 244 Sara van der Spiegel, h. v. Rip van Dam. 

312 245 Johannes van der Spiegel. 

313,314 246 Arriaentje Gerrits, h. v. Pieter Janszen. 

10. Brue/ Straet, (Bridge Street). 

315,316 247,248 Otto Gerritszen, en syn huysvr. Engeltje 

317,318 249,250 Jeremias Janszen, en syn huysvr. Catharina 

319,320 251 Metje Grevenraedt, wed. van Anthony 

321 252 Abraham Kip. 

322, 323 253, 254 Abraham Janszen, en syn huysv. Tryntje Kip. 

324 255 Maria Abrahams. 

325, 326 256, 257 M''- Hartman Wessels, en syn huysv. Lysbeth 

Jans Cannon. 
327 258 Catharina Alexanders. 

328, 329 259, 260 Andries Meyert, en syn huysv. Vrouwtje van 

330,331 261,262 Jan der Vail, en syn huysv. Catharina van 


II. Heeren Gracht, west zyde, ["Main Ditch, 

west side"]. (Broad Street, west side.) 

332 263 Carel Lodewycx. 

333 264 Johannes Provoost. 

334. 335 265, 266 Brandt Schuyler, en syn huysvr. Cornelia van 


Name- Member- 
Number. Number. 

336, 337 267, 268 M"^- Hans Kierstede, en syn huysv. Janneken 

338 269 Evert Arentszen. 

339 270 Isaac Arentszen. 

340,341 271 Maria Bennet, h. v. Jacobus Verhulst. 

342, 343 272, 273 Pieter Abrahamsz. van Duursen, en syn h. 

Hester Webbers. 
344 274 Helena Fellaert. 

345, 346 275 Harmentje Dircx, h. v. Thomas Koock. 
347, 348 276, 277 Dirck ten Eyck, en syn huysv. Aechtje Boelen. 
349, 350 278, 279 D""- Johannes Kerfbyl, en syn huysv. Catharina 

351 280 Margareta Hagen. 

352, 353 281 Aecht Jans, wed v. Pieter van Naerden. 

354 282 Tryntje Pieters. 

355. 356 283, 284 Hendrick Jansz. van Feurden, en syn h. Sara 

357. 358 285, 286 Boele Roelofzen, en syn huysvr. Bayken 

359. 360 287, 288 Cornelis Quick, en syn huysvr. Maria van 

361, 362 289, 290 Theunis de Key, en syn huysvr. Helena van 

363, 364 291 Agnietje Bonen, h. v. Lodewyck Post. 
365, 366 292, 293 Gerrit Leydecker en syn huysvr. Neeltje van 

der Cuyl. 
367, 368 294, 295 Hendrick Kermer, en syn huysvr. Annetje 

369, 370 296, 297 Jan Janszen Moll, en syn huysvr. Engeltje 

371, 372 298, 299 Jacob Boelen, en syn huysvr. Catharina Clock. 
373. 374 300. 301 Dirck Franszen, en syn huysvr. Urseltje 

375, 376 302 Lysbeth Jacobzen, wed. van Wybrant Abra- 

377. 378 303 Magdaleentje Duurstede, h. v. M""- Hermanus 

379. 380 304, 305 Johannes Kip, en syn huysvr. Catharina Kier- 

Diaconie 's Huys. 
(Deacons' House for the Poor in Broad Street.) 

381, 382 306, 307 Willem Jansz. Room, en syn huysv. Marritje 

383, 384 308 Geertie Jans, w. v. Reyer Stoffelzen. 
385, 386 309 Jannetje Hendricx, h. v. Cregera Golis. 
387, 388 310, 311 Albert Cuynen, en syn huysv. Tryntie Jans. 
389,390 312 Lysbeth Jacobs, wed. Jacob Mens. 


Name- Member- 
Number. Number. 

391. 392 313 Clara Ebel, h. v. Pieter Ebel." 
393.394 314 Styntie Paulus, vv. v. Paulus Jur.xen. 

395.396 315,316 Isaac van Vleck, en syn huysvr. Catalina de 

la Noy. 
397, 398 317 Metje Thomas, h. v. Jan Corszen. 
399,400 318,319 Rutgert Willemszen, en syn huysv. Gysbertje 

401, 402 320 Magdaleentje Rutgers, h. v. Joris Walgraef. 

12. Heerengracht, oost-zyde. 
(Broad Street, east side.) 

403,404 321,322 Hcndrick Arentsz, en syn hu.vsv. Catharina 

405, 406 323 Anna Thyssen, h. v. Hendrick Romers. 

407, 408 324 Marritje Cornelis h. v. Claes Franszen. 

409, 410 325 Anna Wallis, w. v. Wolfert Webber. 

411,412 326,327 Albertus Ringo, en syn huysv. Jannetje 

413, 414 328, 329 Tan de la Montagne, en syn huysv. Annetje 

415,416 330 Jannetie van Laer, h. v. Simon Breestede. 
417,418 331 Catharina Kregiers, wed. v. Nicasius de Silla. 

419, 420 332, 333 Leendert de Kleyn, en syn huysv. Magdalena 

421,422 334 Maria Pieters, h. v. Joris Janszen. 

423, 424 335, 336 Huyg Barentszen de Kleyn, en syn h. Mayken 

425 337 Pieter Stoutenburg. 

426, 427 338, 339 Willem Waldron, en syn huysv. Engeltje 

428, 429 340 Maria Bon, h. v. Jillis Provoost. 
430, 431 341 Grietie Jillis, wed. van David Provoost. 
432, 433 342 Catharina van der Veen, h. v. Jonathan Pro- 

434. 435 343, 344 J^" Willemsz. Neering, en syn h. Catharina 

de Meyert. 
436, 437 345 Geesje Idens, wed. van Pieter Nys. 
438, 439 346, 347 Jacob Mauritszen, en syn huysv. Grietje van 

der Grift. 
440, 441 348, 349 Willem Bogardus, en syn huysv. Walburg de 

442, 443 350 Kniertje Hendricx, h. v. Claes Lock. 
444, 445 351 Cornelia Lubberts, wed. v. Johannes de Peys- 

A (Dr. De Witt's of I at the end of the Heerengracht, 
ts Copy Ai (Valentine's west zyde, instead of at this proper 

of 1853) give the names of these place. 

inhabitants of the Deacons' House ' 


Name- Member- 
Number. Number. 
446, 447 352, 353 Paulus Schrick, en syn huysv. Maria de Peys- 

448, 449 354, 355 Jan Vincent, en syn huysvr. Annetje Jans. 
450, 451 356, 357 Arent Isaczen, en s)'n huysv. Elisabeth Stevens. 

13. Hoog Straet, ["High Street."] 
(Stone Street, between Broad and William Sts.) 

452, 453 358, 359 Reynier Willemszen, en syn huysv. Susanna 

Tryntie Reyniers. 
Geertruyd Reyniers. 

Adolph Pietersen de Groef, en syn h. Aefje 

Agnietie de Groef. 
Maria de Groef. 

M"". Evert Keteltas, en syn h. Hillegond Joris. 
Anna Hardenbroeck, h. v. John Lillie. 
Johannes Hardenbroeck. 

Jacob Abrahamszen Santvoort, en^ Magdalena 
van Vleck. 

Laurens Holt, en syn huysv. Hilletje Laurens. 
Janneken van Dyck, h. v. Jan Coeley. 
Lysbeth Coely. 

Barent Coert, en syn huysv. Christina Wessels. 
Geertruyd Barents, wed. v. Jan Hybon. 
Sara Ennes, h. v. Barent Hybon. 
de H"^- Nicolaes de Meyert, en syn h. Lidia 
van Dyck. 
Lysbeth de Meyert. 

Christina Steentjes, h. v. Guiljam d' Honnour. 
Claes Jansz. Stavast, en syn huysv. Aefje 

Evert Wessels, en syn huysv. Jannetje Stavast 
Laurens Wessels, en syn huysv. Aeltje Jans. 
Anneken Duycking, h. v. Johannes Hooglant. 
Franz Goderus, en syn huysv. Rebecca Idens. 
Jan Jansz. van Langendyck, en syn h. Grietje 

Jan Harberdinck, en syn huysv. Mayken 

Gerrit Duycking, en syn huysv. Maria Abeel. 
Christina Cappoens, w. v. David Jochemszen. 
Anna Tobbelaer, w. v. Elias de Winder. 
Marritje Andrees, w. v. Jan Breestede. 
Hendrick Wesselsz. ten Broeck, en syn h. 
Jannetje Breestede. 
Geertruyd Breestede. 



456, 457 



362, 363 


460, 461 
462, 463 

465, 466 


366, 367 



467, 468 
469, 470 


472, 473 
474, 475 
476, 477 
478, 479 



380, 381 

483, 484 



384, 385 

487, 488 
489, 490 

386, 387 

388, 389 




493, 494 

393, 394 

495, 496 

395, 396 

497, 498 

397, 398 

499, 500 


501, 502 


503, 504 
505, 506 

402, 403 





Name- Member- 
Number. Number. 
508, 509 405, 406 de H"^ Nicolaes de Bavard, en syn h. Judith 

510 407 Francina Hermans. 

511,512 408,409 Evert Duycking, en syn huysv. Hendrickje 

513, 514 410 Cytie Duycking, h. v. Willem Block. 

515, 516 411, 412 Anthony de Mill, en syn huysv. Elisabeth van 

der Liphorst. 

517 413 Pieter de Mill. 

518 414 Sara de Mill. 

519,520 415,416 de Heer Abraham de Peyster, en syn h. 

Catharina de Peyster. 
521, 522 417 Jannetje Schouten, h. v. Pieter Stephenszen.' 

14. Slyck Straet, ["Mud Street."] 
(South William Street.) 

523, 524 418, 419 Jan Hendr. van Bommel, en syn h. Annetje 

525, 526 420 Geertruyd de Haes, h. v. Jan Kroeck. 

527, 528 421 Emmerentje Laurens, wed. van Hendrick 

529 422 Leendert Oosterhaven. 

15. Princen Straet, ["Prince's Street."] 
(Beaver Street between Broad and William Sts.) 

530,531 423,424 Jan Langstraeten, en syn huysv. Marritje 

532, 533 425 Albertje Jans, h. v. Jan Janszen van Quist- 

534 426 Susanna Barents. 

535i 536 427, 428 Hendrick de Foreest, en syn huysv. Femmetje 

537i 538 429, 430 Barent Flaesbeeck, en syn huysv. Marritje 

539. 540 431 Susanna Verleth, h. v. M'- Jan de Foreest. 

541, 542 432 Metje Pieters, h. v. Jan Pieterszen. 

543, 544 433, 434 Nicolaes Janszen, en syn huysv. Janneken 

545, 546 435 Annetje Jans, h. v. William Moore. 

547, 548 436, 437 Ambrosius de Waran, en syn huysv. Adriaentje 

549, 550 438 Susanna de Negrin," h. v. Thomas de Moor.' 

'Not in Wilson at all. i ''The Moor. 

"The Negress. | 


Name- Member- 
Number. Number. 

1 6. Koninck Straet, ["King Street."] 

551,552 439 Elsje Borger, h. v. Jan Sipkens. 

553> 554 440> 44i Cornelis Pluvier, en syn huysv. Neeltje van 

555> 556 442, 443 Frederick Hendrickszen, en syn huysv. Styntje 

557i 558 444 Geesje Schuurmans, wed. v. Bruyn Hage. 

559 445 Lysbeth Schuurmans. 

560, 561 446, 447 Jacob Franszen, en syn huysv. Magdalena 


17. Sm'it Straet, ["Smith Street."] 
(William Street, below Wall Street.) 

562, 563 448 Cornelia Roos, w. v. Elias Provoost. 

564, 565 449, 450 Jan Vinge, en syn huysv. Wiesken Huypkens. 

566,567 451,452 Assuerus Hendricks, en syn huysv. Neeltje 

568, 569 453 Hester Pluvier, h. v. Thymon Franszen. 
570,571 454,455 Jan Meyert, en syn huysv. Anna van Vorst. 
572, 573 456, 457 Pieter Janszen, en syn huysv. Lysbeth Frans 

van Hoogten. 
574> 575 458, 459 Jan Janszen van Flensburg, en h. Willemtie 

de Kleyn. 
576, 577 460 Francyntje Stultheer, h. v. Jan Wesselszen." 
578, 579 461, 462 Laurens Hendrickszen, en syn huysv. Marritje 

580, 581 463, 464 Hendrick van Borsum, en syn h. Marritje 


582 465 Jannetje Cornells, h. v. ." 

583, 584 466, 467 Thymon van Borsum, en syn huysv. Grietje 

585 468 Wyd Timmer. 

586, 587 469 Geertie Langendyck, w. v. Dirck Dye. 
588, 589 470 Jannetje Dye, h. v. Frans Cornelisen. 
590,591 471,472 Jan Pietersen Bosch, en syn h. Jannetje 

592, 593 473 Jannetje Frans, h. v. Wiljam Buyell. 
594> 595 474> 475 David Provoost, en syn huysv. Tryntje Lau- 
596, 597 476 Tryntje Reyniers, w. v. Meynardt Barentzen. 
598, 599 477 Marritje Pieterszen, h. v. Jan Pieterszen. 

Not in Wilson at all. I " Name of husband omitted in 

original manuscript. 


Name- Member- 
Number. Number. 

a. * 's Smits Fallye, ["Smith's Valley."] 
(The East River Shore above JVall Street, Maiden Lane.) 

600, 601 478 Lysbeth Lubberts, wed. v. Dirck Fluyt. 

602 479 Jan Janszen van Langedjck. 

603 480 Pieter Janszen van Langedyck. 

604,605 481,482 Herman Janszen, en syn huysv. Brechtie 

606, 607 483 Tryntie Hadders, h. v. Albert Wantenaer. 

608, 609 484 Hiiletje Pieters, wed. v. Corn. Clopper. 

610 485 Johannes Clopper. 

611,612 486 Margareta Vermeulen, w. v. Hendr. van de 

613 487 Adriaentie van de Water. 

614,615 488,489 Abraham Moll, en syn huysv. Jacomyntie van 

616, 617 490 Tytie Liphens, w. v. Jan Roelofszen. 

618,619 491,492 Wilhelmus de Meyert, en syn h. Catharina 

620, 621 493, 494 Jacob Swart, en syn huysv. Teuntje Jacobs. 
•All the following places where outside the City Walls. 

622, 623 495 Sara Joosten h. v. Isaac de Mill. 

624, 625 496, 497 Dirck van de Clyff, en syn huysv. Geesje 

626, 627 498 Styntje Jans, h. v. Joost Carelszen. 

628, 629 499, 500 Willem Hellaecken, en syn huysv. Tryntie 

630,631 501 Anna Maria Engelbert, h. v. Clement Els- 


632, 633 502, 503 Wilhelmus Beeckman, en syn h. Catharina de 

634, 635 504, 505 Johannes Beeckman, en syn h. Aeltje Thomas. 

b. Buyten de Landtpoort, ["Beyond the Country-gate."] 

(Broadway, above Wall Street.) 

636, 637 506 Anneken Schouten, h. v. Theunis Dey. 

c. Over 't Versch Water, ["Beyond the Fresh Water."] 

(The old pond at Kalck-hoek, or The Collect.) 
638, 639 507, 508 Wolfert Webber, en syn huysv. Geertruyd 

640, 641 509 Neeltje Cornells, h. v. Hendrick Corneliszen. 

642,643 510,511 Arie Corneliszen, en syn h. Rebecca Idens. 
644,645 512,513 Frangiscus Bastiaensz. en syn h. Barbara 

' These were Negroes. 


Name- Member- 
Number. Number. 

646,647 514.515 Salomon Pieters, en syn h. Marritie Anthony. 
648,649 516,517 Anthony Sarley, en syn huysv. Josyntie 

650, 651 518, 519 Frangois van der Koeck, en syn h. Wyntie de 

652, 653 520, 521 Daniel de Clerck, en syn huysv. Grietie 

654. 655 522, 523 Cozyn Gerritszen, en syn huysv. Vrouwtje 

656, 657 524, 525 Jan Thomaszen, en syn huysv. Appolonia 

658, 659 526, 527 Pieter Janszen, en syn huysv. Marritje Jacobs. 
660, 661 528, 529 Jacob Kip, en syn huysvr. Maria de la Mon- 

662 530 Maria Kip. 

663,664 531 Juffr. Judith Isendoorn, w. v. den H'' Petrus 

665, 666 532, 533 Nicolaes Willem Stuyvesant, en h. Lysbeth 

667, 668 534 Marritie Jacobs, h. v. Gys Servaes. 

669 535 Abraham van de Woestyne. 

670 536 Catalyntie van de Woestyne. 

671, 672 537 Ibel Bloottgoet, h. v. Ide Ariaenszen. 

673, 674 538, 539 Pieter Jacobszen, en syn h. Belitie Ariens. 

675, 676 540, 541 Jan de Groot, en syn huysv. Margrietie 


677, 678 542, 543 Jacob de Groot, en syn huysv. Grietie Jans. 

679, 680 544, 545 Jillis Mandevil, en syn huysv. Elsje Hendricx. 

681 546 Grietje Mandevil. 

682, 683 547, 548 Egbert Fockenszen, en syn huysv. Elsje Lucas. 

684, 685 549, 550 Johannes Thomaszen, en syn h. Aefje Jacobs. 

686, 687 551, 552 Johannes van Couwenhoven, en h. Sara Frans. 

d. Aen de Grote Kil. ["By the Great Kill."] 

688, 689 553, 554 Conradus van Beeck, en syn h. Elsje Jans. 

690 555 Claes Emanuels. ) = 

691 556 Jan de Vries. f "^g"«- 

c. Boschwyck, [Bushwick.]' 
692, 693 557 Lysbeth Jans, h. v. Joost Kockuyt' 

'DO Selyns spells his name I werye). 
Stuyvensant, Stuyvesant and in the ' Negroes. 

Banns Stuyvsant (Stuyvsants Bou- I 'Omitted in Wilson. 



694, 695 
696, 697 

699, 700 
701, 702 
703, 704 



f. Arme Bouwerye, ["Poor Farm."]' 
(Steinway, L. I.) 

558, 559 Arnout Webber, en syn h. Janneken Cornells. 

560 Margariet Meyrinck, h. v. Hendrick Marten- 

561 Abraham Rycking. 

562 Wyntie Theunis, wed. van Herck Tiebout. 

563 Annetje Claes, h. v. Theunis Corneliszen. 
564, 565 M"^- Daniel Mortenauw, en h. Theuntie 


g. Nieuw Thuyn, \_Neu'town.Y 

705, 706 566 Catharina Jans, h. 


This "Poor Farm" was given to 
the Collegiate Church by Deacon 
Jeurian Fradell about 1651. It con- 
tained abotit 140 acces, together 
with three of the neighboring 
islands in the East River. It was 
still in possession of the church in 
1686, as this item proves. It lay 
between Flushing Bay and Astoria, 

Stoffel Gerritszen van 


and is now covered by Steinway. 
The locality was known as the 
"Poor Bowery" until after 1850. 
The name still persists in "Bowery 
Bay" near by. 

For map and further particulars, 
see Riker's Newtown, 21-23, 35- 
37, 73- 

■ Omitted in Wilson. 





of the 


Arranged According to the Streets of the City, 

By Dom. Henricus Selyns, in 1686. 

Kinderen der voorschr(even) ledeniaten, die minderjarig en geen 
ledematen zyn.^ 

The Names of the Streets.- 

I. The Original U. The English III. The Mod- The No. of 

Dutch. Translation. em Equivalents. Children 

1. Op de Brede vfeg..On Broadway Broadway loi 

2. Op de Beurs-straet. .On Exchange Street Whitehall Street ii 

3. Op Paerl-straet On Pearl Street Pearl St. bet. State 

and Whitehall Sts. 5s 

4. Langs Strant Along the shore North side of Pearl 

St. and Hanover 
Sq. to Wall St. 83 

5. Langs de Wal Along the wall South side of Wall 

St 26 

6. Op de Nieuw-straet.On New Street New Street 28 

7. Op de Beverstraet..On Beaver Street Beaver St. bet. 

Broadway and 

8. Op de Markvelt- Broad St 23 

straet On Marketfield Street . .Marketfield Street... 13 

9. Op de Brouwers 

straet On Brewer's Street Stone St. bet. White- 
hall & Broad.. 25(35) 

10. Op de Brug straet.. On Bridge Street Bridge Street 19 

11. Op de Heerengracht, 

west zyde On the Main Ditch, 

west side Broad Street, west 

12. Op de Heerengracht, side 72 

cost zyde On the Main Ditch, 

east side Broad Street, east 

13. Op Hoog straet side 41 

On High Street Stone St. bet. Broad 

14. Op ZIyck straet and William Sts. 72 

On Mud Street South William Street 5 

' Children of the previously writ- 1 and not members, 
ten members, who are under-age ' Column II and III are added. 



SECTION II— Continued 
The Names of the Streets 

I. The Original 
15. Op Prince straet. . 

II. The English III. The Mod- The No. of 
Translation. ern Equivalents. Children 

.On Prince Street Beaver St. bet. 

Broad and Wil- 

16. Op tlie Koning liam Sts.' 23 

straet On King Street Pine Street 14 

17. Op de Smits straet. On Smith Street William St. below 

Wall St 42 

In de Smits Valley. . In Smith's Vallev The East River 

Buyten de landt- Shore above Wall 

poort Beyond the Country- St 44 

gate Broadway above 

Over °t Versch Wall Street 2 

Water Bevond the Fresh- 

Op the buytenplaat- 

sen In places around the 


Total 698 (708) 

' End of a page in the origi- 
nal MS. 

There is written: "facit van kin- 
deren": 606 (altogether 606 chil- 
dren). This number can not be 
reached unless the number of chil- 
dren in "Brouwer straet" be 35. 
But in the manuscript this number 

seems to have been changed. It 
reads now clearly 25. 

The number of children at the 
end of the page in the manuscript 
should therefore be 596 instead of 
£06, and the total 698 instead of 
708. The original manuscript does 
not give the total. 





of the 


at New York, 

FROM JUNE 14, 1686, to APRIL 23, 1687. 

(Banns read.) 
1686. den 14 Juni (June 14). 

Voor de derdemale (For the third time). 

Zeger Corn, van Egmont, j. m.' van (from) N. Albanien, en 
Femmetje Laurens Zluys, j. d. van (from) N. Yorck. 
Beyde wonende Alhier.' 

Simon van Breedstede, j. m. van (from) N. Yorke, 
Janneken van Laer, j. d. als voren.^ 
Beyde wonende Alhier. 

Johannes Hardenbroeck, j. m. van (from) Amsterd(am). 
Sara van Laer, j. d. van (from) N. Yorke. 
Beyde wonende alhier. 

Hermen Douwensz. Taelman, j. m. van (from) Amsterdam, 
en Grietie Minnens, j. d. van (from) N. Amersfort. 
d'Eerste wonende op Tappan, en tweede op Haverstroo. 
(The one living at Tappan, the other at Haverstroo.) 


June 14. Voor de Eerste male (For the first time). 
Simon Claeszen, j. m. van (from) Oosthuysen, en 
Tryntie Gerrits, j. d. van (from) Kyckuyt, 
beyde wonende alhier. 
den 20 Juni (June 20). 

Voor de twedemale (For the second time). 
Simon Claeszen, j. m. van (from) Oosthuysen, en 
TrjTitie Gerrits, j. d. van (from) Kyckuyt, 
beyde wonende tot (at) N. Yorke. 

den 27 Jun. (Jun. 27). 

Voor de derdemale (For the third time). 
Simon Claeszen, j. m. van (from) Oosthuysen, en 
Tryntie Gerrits, j. d. van (from) Kyckuyt. 

^J. m. = jong man =: young daughter. 

man := bachelor. " Both living 

j. d. ;= jonge dochter = young I ^ As above. 


Voor de Eerstemale (For the first time). 
Isaac Arentszen, j. m. v. (from) N. Albanian, en 
Anna Populaer, w^.^ v. Elias de Windel. 
alle wonende alhier. 

1686. July 4- 

Voor de twedemale (For the second time). 
Isaac Arentszen, j. m. van (from) N. Alb(anien). 
Anna Populaer, wed^. van Elias de Windel. 

den II Jul. (July ii)- 

Voor de derdemale (For the third time). 
Isaac Arentszen, j. m. v. (from) N. Albanien, 
Anna Populaer, wed. v. Elias Windel. 
beyde wronende alhier. 

Voor de Eerstemale (For the first time). 
Jan Dircxen, j. m. v. (from) N. Yorke, en 
Catalina Cloppers, j. d. als boven, 
beyde wonende alhier. 

Barent Liewits, j. m. van (from) N. Yorke, 

Johanna van der Poel, j. d. van (from) Renselaerswyck. 

den 18 Jul. (July 18). 

Voor de twedemale. 
Jan Dircxen, j. m. van N. York, 
Catalina Cloppers, j. d. als boven. 
beyde wonende alhier. 

Barent Liewents, j. m. v. (from) N. Yorke, 

Johanna van der Poel, j. d. v. (from) Renselaerswyck. 

1686. July 18. 

Voor de Eerstemale (For the first time). 
Jan Eewetsen, j. m. van de (from the) Beets, en 
Lysbeth Pluviers, j. d. van (from) N. Yorke. 

den 25 Jul. (July 25). 

Voor de derdemale (For the third time). 
Jan Dircxen, j. m. van (from) N. Yorke, en 
Catalina Cloppers, j. d. als boven, 
beyde woonende alhier. 

'we. V. (wed. e v.) = wednwe 
van ^ widow of. 



Barent Liewents, j. m. van (from) N. Yorke, en 
Johanna van der Poel, j. d. van (from) Renselaerswyck, 
d'Eerste woonende alhier, en twede op Rensl. 
(The one living here, the other at Renselaerswyck.) 

Voor de Twedenmale (For the second time). 
Jan Eewetsen, j. m. van de (from the) Beets, en 
" Lysbeth Pluviers, j. d. van N. Yorke. 
beyde woonende alhier. 

En voor de Eerstemale (For the first time). 
Simon Corniel, w'.' van Claesje petit Mangin, en 
Theuntje Walings, wed'', van Corn. Jacobszen. 
beyde woonende alhier. 

[21 (?)-3 Sept.] = 
III. Evert Arentszen, j. m. N. Yorck. 

Johanna van Spyck, j. d. Middleburg. 
beyde wonende alhier. 

[Sept.]' Avontmael. (Holy Communion.) 

[lo Sept.— (?)] 
III. Aert Theunissen Lanen, j. m. van (from) N. Uytrecht, en 
Neeltje Jans van Thuyl, j. d. van (from) N. Yorke. 
d'Eerste wonende op n. Uytrecht en twede alhier. 
(The one living at New Utrecht, the other here.) 

[11-29 Sept.] 
III. Pieter Janszen Bogaert, j. m. van (from) Leerdam, en 
Fytie Thyssen, j. d. van N. Albanien. 

d'Eerste wonende op N. Haerlem, en twede op Stuyvsants 
bouwerye. (The one living at N. Haerlem, the other at 
Stuyvesant's Bowery.) 

[19 Sept.— 13 Oct.] 
III. Barent Janszen, j. m. v. (from) Midwout, en 

Marritje Brouwers, wed^. van Jacob Pieterszen. 
beyde wonende alhier. 


[2-20 Oct.] 
III. Henricus Selyns, wed'' van Machteld Specht, en 

Margareta de Riemer, wed^ van den H'' Cornelis Steenwyck. 
beyde wonende alhier. 

Marriage; the dates of the publi- 
cation of the Banns must fall be- 
fiveen those dates. They are there- 
fore given here. 

^This shows again D" Selyns' 
use of the Notebook on the pulpit. 

' wr. = weduwnaer ^= widower. 

' From here on the MS. gives 
no dates. 

The number of the Banns are in- 
dicated, however: I, II or III. The 
official Church Records give the 
date of the Registration and of the 


[2-20 Oct.] 
III. Isaac Kip, j. m., en 

Sara de Mill, j. d. beyde gebooren en wonende alhier. 
(Both born and living here.) 

[16 Oct.— 19 Nov.] 
I. Willem Teller de Jonge, j. m. van (from) N. Albanien, en 
Rachel Kierstede, j. d. van (from) N. Yorcke. 
beyde wonende alhier. 

[26 Nov.— 15 Dec] 
III. Willem Willemszen Bennet, j. m. vande Gujanen (from 
Govi'anus, en Ariaentje van de Water, j. d. van (from) N. 

d'Eerste wonende op Gujanen en twede alhier. (The one 
living at Gowanus, the other here.) 


[26 Mar.— ?] 
III. Revnier van Zicklen, en Janneken van Houw. 

d'Eerste wonende op N. Amersfoort, en twede alhier. (The 
one living at N. Amersfoort, the other here.) 

[31 Mar.-?] 
III. Jan Strycker, laest wed"^ van (late widower of) Swaentie 
Jans, en Theuntie Theunis, laest wed^ van (late widow of) 
Jacob Hellacken. 

d'Eerste wonende tot Midwout en twede alhier. (The one 
living at Midwout, the other here.) 


[15 Apr. — II May.] 
III. Laurens Thomaszen, j. m. v. (from) N. York, en Catharina 
Lievens, j. d. als boven. beyde wonende alhier. 

[15 Apr. — II May.] 
III. Jacob Corneliszen, j. m. van (from) Vlissingen, en Aeltje 
Fredericx, j. d. van (from) N. Yorck. beyde wonende 

[23 Apr. — 1 1 May.] 

Jan Meet, j. m. van (from) Oudt Amersfoort in °t Sticht 
van Utrecht (old Amersfoort in the Province of Utrecht, 
Netherlands) en Grietie Mandevil, j. d. van (from) N. 
Amersfoort of °t Lange Eylt. (N. Amersfoort on Long 
Island.) beyde wonende alhier. 




The above is a facsimile of the plate, nine inches square, which was 
found under the pillar supporting the gallery nearest the pulpit. The 
church was erected in 1769 and was especially built for English preaching; 
the failure to have the services conducted in the English tongue having 
previously led to the withdrawal of individuals and families to the Episco- 
pal Church, in the communion of which will still be found some of the early 
and timehonored Dutch names. The plate, therefore, is interesting on ac- 
count of its local associations, but its historical importance is enhanced by 
the fact that it is a memorial of the great transition which the community 
made from the tongue of Grotius and William the Silent to that of Milton 
and Hooker. 






FROM I dog TO 1792, 

By Garret Abeel, 1791-2. 

Table of Contents of Section IV. 


1. Miscellaneous Items: — Building of the 
church in the fort, 1642. Building of the fort, 
1623. The houses in the fort; burned 1741. Un- 
successful attempt to save the stamp paper in the 
fort, 1765; final dismantling of the fort, 1791 ; 
vaults under the fort; location of first fort; of sec- 
ond fort 46 

Houses built first under the v^^alls of the fort; 
then at lower end of Pearl Street. A canal on 
Broad Street. Wall across the island. The Fresh 
Water Pond. Windmills. Indian trade in the 
city 48 

Hudson's discovery; abundance of fruit, fish, 
game; intercourse w^ith the natives; New York 
Bay; Indians on Manhattan, hostile; those on the 
west shore of the river, friendly; voyage up the 
river; extract from Hudson's journal; his return 
to Europe; fur trade begun at Fort Orange. Other 
forts 49 

Fort and town on York Island, 161 2; slow set- 
tlement under West India Company; Land given 
to servants of the Company. Coming in of New 
Englanders 54 

Connecticut River lost to the Dutch; English 
claims to Long Island 55 

2. Items about the Alms House, etc., in New 
York; number of inmates; cost; statistics 56 

3. Items 



3. Items about the incorporation of churches; 
the Dutch Church; the Anglican Church; Pres- 
byterian Church; the Baptist Church 57 

4. Items about the Dutch Church Buildings; 
the church in the fort, 1642; description of the 
Garden Street Church, 1693; customs as to church 
collections; description of the New Church on 
Nassau Street, 1729; the North Church, 1769; 
pewter plate giving dates connected with the 
building of this church, put under one of the pil- 
lars by Garret Abeel, the writer of these Articles.^ 
Call of Domine Laidlie. North Church used as 

a prison in the Revolution 58 

5. Items about church buildings of other De- 

(i) Trinity Church and its chapels 60 

(2) Presbyterian Churches 60 

(3) Scotch Presbyterian Church 60 

(4) Baptist Church 60 

(5) Lutheran Churches 60 

(6) Methodist Churches 60 

(7) An Independent Congregation 60 

(8) German Calvinists 60 

(9) The Jews 61 

(10) The Roman Catholics 61 

6. Items about the Jail and Court House 61 

7. Items about the Bridewell or House of Cor- 
rection; the Poor House; the Hospital 62 

8. Items about manufactories 62 

9. The City Library 63 

10. The Government House 63 

11. Columbia College and the Regents of the 
University 64 

1 2. Historical Account of New York ; Hudson's 
discovery; his sad fate. Fort Orange. Forts on 
Manhattan. The King's Garden. Trinity Church. 


- It was the discovery of this I the first time identified Garret 
plate in 1875, at the taking down Abeel as the writer. See page 43 

of the North Church, which, for I of this volume. 



The West India Company; bounds of New Neth- 
erland. Fort Amsterdam. The Church in the 
fort. Residences in the fort. Equipment of the 
fort. Burning of the fort and its buildings 64 

Mob resisting the deposition of the stamp paper 
in the fort in 1765; burning of the Governor's 
coach, etc. ; delivery of the stamp paper to the 
Common Council; dismantling of the fort, 1791 ; 
its stones used in building the Government House. 
Coffin of Lady Bellomont found. Different names 
of the fort 66 

Reasons v^^hy so few Hollanders came to New 
York. Population at different periods; the first 
streets 69 

Number of vessels trading at New York, from 
1678 to 1750. Militia at several periods. Ex- 
ports and imports at several periods 70 

Fortifications at dififerent periods; peculiar 
methods of taxation, 1703, to raise money for bat- 
teries; built in several places; number of cannon, 
etc. Removal of cannon from the city in 1776. . . 72 

Census at different periods 74 

Story of the several markets 75 

Description of the site of the city. The wharves. 
The streets. The government 'j'] 

Prices of meat, of fish, of oysters; of vegetables. 
Indescribable plenty of everything 80 

I. Miscellaneous Items. 

"By a stone found under the ruins of the first church 
the Dutch had in Fort Amsterdam on the Island of 
Manhattan, now New York City, then New Amster- 
dam, (it was learned) that it was built in 1642, William 
Kieft being Director-General." 

"After the Dutch had got permission of the natives 
to build a Fort on the Island of New York, in the year 
1623, they built it in the form of a regular square with 



four Bastions, on a point of land at the entrance of the 
North and East Rivers, where now the Government 
House is built. At different periods this fort has been 
strengthened by making the wall of stone thicker, with 
first one and then another wall outside of the first wall. 
The Dutch Director-General and the Commander, be- 
sides the other officers, had houses within the fort, and 
in 1642 a church was built in the southeast corner. 
This church and (the) houses were burnt down in 
1741. It had the secretaries office over the gate. The 
church was not rebuilt again, but the houses and bar- 
racks were; and the Governor's house was burnt again 

in and rebuilt again in and again burnt down 

in , after which it was not rebuilt.'" 

"In 1765 Governor Golden, who then resided in the 
fort, intending to receive into the same and to protect 
the stamp papers expected hourly from England, took 
into the fort Major James, and by his directions he had 
the ramparts of the fort prepared for defence or offence 
against the inhabitants by the forming of embrasures 
of cord-wood and dirt and by placing cannon in the 
same in the year 1765. 

When the houses in the fort were burned down and 
the troops were removed out of the same, the inhabi- 
tants dismantled the fort, and pulled down to the 
ground the north curtain which faced the Broadway. 
In 1790 and 179 1 the fort was entirely demolished and 
the stones sold or made use of towards building the 
Government House. The ground was all leveled so 
that no trace remains of the old fort or where it stood. 
When they were removing the ruins of the old church 
or chapel, several vaults were discovered. In one of 
them were found the remains of the body of the lady 
of Lord Bellamont in a leaden coffin." 

"The first fort was built back of the old Lutheran 
Church, or rather a little lower down. As the ground 
round about the fort was improved as a Garden be- 
longing to the States-General, the second fort was built 
at the point of land." 


' On the opposite page to this I of the first but second fortifica- 
account appears the following: "N. tion as I found out afterwards." 

of the Fort is not | 


"After this fort was built by the Dutch the persons 
who came over from Holland to settle in America for 
the purpose of trading with the natives for furs, etc., 
and who could not reside in the fort, built houses under 
the walls of the fort, and formed the first street, which 
they called Pearl Street. From time to time as they 
grew in numbers and formed friendly intercourse with 
the natives, they increased the extent of the city, which 
must have contained a number of houses and streets in 
1686, as appears by this book" (of Domine Selyns). 

"We are informed that the Dutch in imitation of 
what is done in Holland, built dykes in Broad Street 
nearly as far as the City Hall. The posts were found 
standing about ten or twelve feet from the houses on 
each side of the way not long ago when the street was 
new paved." 

"This city was enclosed with a wall or palisades 
about the year 16 — (1653) from the North River near 
Trinity Church along Wall Street to the East River." 

1744. "It had palisades with block houses surround- 
ing it from river to river — from near the air furnace 
to the ship-yards," "at the edge of what was called the 
Meadows, on the west side. Not long before this, the 
water out of the Fresh Water or "Kollock," ran down 
to both rivers; to the North River by a ditch, and (to) 
the East River by a small rivulet, which with rains 
increased so wide as to require a log to be laid across 
to walk over. On the hill near the run was a windmill. 
Some years before this there was a windmill between 
what is called Crown Street" (now Fulton west of 
Broadway) "and Cortland Street. Here it was that 
not forty years ago, Indians, still residing in the lower 
parts of this State, at particular seasons of the year 
came to the city, and took up their residence near these 
mills until they had disposed of their peltry, brooms, 
shovels, trays and baskets. I have seen wheat growing 
in 1746 where now St. Paul's Church is built. Then 
there were not t\venty houses from Division (Fulton?) 
Street to Fresh Water." 

"I have seen in 1744 and afterwards several Indian 
canoes, one after another, come down the East and 




North Rivers and land their cargoes in the basins near 
the Long Bridge, and take up their residence in the 
yard and storehouse of Adolph Philips. There they 
generally made up their baskets and brooms as they 
could better bring the rough material with them than 
the ready-made brooms and baskets. They brought 
with them, if they came from Long Island, quantities 
of dried clams strung on sea grass straw, which they 
sold or kept for their own provisions, besides the flesh 
of the animals they killed in hunt." 

"Clams and oysters and fish must have formed the 
principal food, together with squashes and pompkins, 
of the natives of the lower part of the State; those who 
resided in the upper part, besides the fish in the rivers, 
water wild-fowl and animals of different kinds, Indian 
corn, squashes and pompkins. At particular times in 
the spring and fall (they) were visited with such amaz- 
ing flights of wild pigeons that the sun was hid by their 
flocks from shining on the earth for a considerable 
time. Then it was that the natives laid in great store 
of them against a day of need, by killing them and dry- 
ing them in the sun or smoking them over a fire, and 
afterwards packing them up in casks made of old hol- 
low trees. The method they took to kill them was 
only to go among the trees where they roosted at night 
and beat them down with poles." 

"Curious is the account given of this country by 
Hudson in his Journal when in 1609, he discovered 
the same. I have only extracts from it as published 
by Hartgers in 1642 in Dutch." 

"In the year 1609, April 6th (O. S.) , Captain Henry 
Hudson, an experienced English pilot, but in the serv- 
ice of the East India Company of the United States of 
Holland, left the Texel in a vessel called the Half 
Moon, navigated by twenty men, Dutch and English. 
He doubled the Cape of Norway and made toward 
Nova Sembla, but being impeded by the great cold and 
the ice, he formed a resolution of visiting the coast of 
America towards Virginia. July 8th, they arrived on 
the coast in the latitude 44 degrees, and were obliged to 
make a harbor in order to get a new foremast, having 



lost their old (one). They found a good one, and the 
natives were kind and willing to trade with them for 
different kinds of furs upon the most profitable terms. 
They found here also the greatest quantity of cod-fish. 
Hudson's men not using the natives well, but taking 
their effects from them without paying for them, a 
quarrel ensued, and Hudson was obliged to put to sea. 
And made land again on August 3d, on latitude 42 de- 
grees. Coasting along from Cape Cod westward, they 
arrived at Sandy Hook, latitude 40 degrees, 30 minutes, 
September 12th, 1609. Finding a good entrance and 
harbor, they came to anchor behind the Hook; sent 
their boat to what is called Coney Island, lying near 
Long Island. This island they found to be chiefly a 
sort of white sand, such as is uncommon to them. Still, 
on this island, they found a vast number of red plum 
trees, loaded with fruit, and many of them surrounded 
and covered with grape vines of different kinds of 
grapes. There was the greatest plenty of snipe and 
other birds among the flowers and in the trees. While 
the ship lay at anchor the natives came on board from 
the Jersey shore, and traded very fair, giving in ex- 
change for trifles, furs and skins of foxes and martens 
and other (animals). They brought also birds, fruit 
and white and blue grapes. What was remarkable, 
they had on their wrists and feet copper rings.'" 

"Hudson discovering that the bay was the mouth of 
an extensive river, weighed anchor and taking his 
course N. E. with his boat ahead to sound, proceeded 
up (the river). The boat on turning the point of the 
Narrows met unexpectedly with several canoes of In- 
dians, who, being surprised and frightened, shot at the 
people in the boat, and killed one of them, named John 
Coleman, and then made off as fast as they could with- 
out being molested by the boat's crew. It was ex- 
pected that this first instance of hostility would have 
broke off all intercourse with the natives, but the next 
day numbers of them came on board, and traded as 
freely as if nothing had happened." 

"After the vessel had passed the Narrows they found 
a very fine bay, and in the bay at that time five islands ; 


' See footnote on page 52. 



the one they called Nutten Island on account of the 
great quantity of nut trees growing on the same; the 
other four islands lay near the west shore, and were not 
so large. (N. B. — Only two of these islands are now 
remaining, but the rocks where the others lay are to be 
seen at low water.)" 

"On the point of land where New York is built, they 
found living a very hostile people who would not deal 
or trade with them; but those who lived on the west- 
ern shore, from the Kills upward, came daily on board 
the vessel while she lay at anchor in the river, bringing 
with them, to barter, furs and skins of different kinds, 
and the largest and finest oysters they had ever beheld; 
also Indian corn, beans, pumpkins, squashes and 
grapes, and some apples which they exchanged for 

"Hudson proceeded with his boat up the North 
River, by them called the Great River Montan(us), 
and since then, Hudson's River. As he went up he 
found all the way the natives on the west shore more 
affable and friendly than those on the eastern shore. 
He discovered that on one side of the river the natives 
were at war with those on the other side. He pro- 
ceeded up without molestation as far as he judged he 
coul(f"go with his ship, and then took to his boat to ex- 
plore the river higher up. In his journal he gives the 
following account of his reception at a landing in lati- 
tude 42 degrees, 15 minutes." (Hudson.) 

"I went on shore (he says) in one of their canoes, 
with an old man who was chief of forty men and 
women, whom I found in a house made of the bark of 
trees. The house was exceeding smooth and well fin- 
ished within all around about. I found there a great 
quantity of Indian corn and beans. Indeed, there lay 
to dry near the house of those articles as much as would 
load three ships, beside what was still agrowing on the 
fields. When we came to the house two mats were 
spread to sit on. Immediately eatables were brought 
to us in red wooden bowls, well made, and two men 
were sent off with their bows and arrows to kill wild 
fowl. They soon returned with two pigeons. They 
also killed immediately a fat dog, and in a very little 



time skinned it with shells they got out of the water. 
They expected I would have remained with them 
through the night, but this I did not care to do, and 
therefore went on board the ship again. It is the finest 
land for tilling my feet ever trod upon. There are 
also all sorts of trees, fit for building vessels, etc. The 
natives were exceeding kind and good tempered; for 
when they saw that I was making ready to return to 
the ship, and would not stay with them, judging it 
proceeded out of fear for their bows and arrows, they 
took them and broke them to pieces and threw them 
into the fire. He found growing here also grapes, 
plums, pumpkins and other fruit." 

"The following account from his Journal giving an 
account of his entering the Hook-"^ 

"He says, upon my going on shore, after coming to 
anchor in the bay within the Hook, I found the natives 
standing along the shore and singing according to their 
manner. Their clothing was the skins of elks, foxes 
and other animals, dressed by them. Their food I 
found to be Turkey corn, Indian corn or maize, of 
which they bake cakes that are well tasted and good to 
eat. They came often on board the vessel after this 
in their canoes made of a yellow wood. Their arms I 
found to be bows and arrows with sharp stones at the 
end, fastened with pitch. Those I saw on shore had 
no houses, but slept in the open air; some on mats 
of straw sewed together; some on the leaves of the trees. 
They brought all their goods with them, especially 
food and wild tobacco, which is strong in taste, and 
good to chew. They appeared to be a friendly people, 
but are much inclined to steal and very cunning in 
carrying away anything they take a liking to." 

"It is remarkable that wherever mankind have been 
found in a state of nature, this evil disposition of steal- 
ing from strangers has always been found natural to 

"Hudson while with the Indians on shore, where 
Albany is now built, was very kindly treated by them, 
and got in exchange from (them) very valuable furs 


' Abeel meant to insert these entries between those on p. 50. 


for trifles. He was invited by signs to come and settle 
in the country, which they showed was at their service. 
In turning down the river, when they had gotten in or 
through the highlands, the Indians in their canoes be- 
ing round about the ship, one of them climbed up by the 
stern rope ladder to the window, and took from thence 
sundry articles. Being seen by the mate, he shot at 
and killed him. After this all the Indian canoes hast- 
ened to the shore, nor could any of them be persuaded 
to come on board afterwards. The alarm had ex- 
tended quite down to the Jersey shore, which put an 
end to their former friendly intercourse, and obliged 
Hudson to put to sea, October 4th, 1609." 

"He arrived safely in Dartmouth, England, Novem- 
ber 7th, 1609. From there he wrote to the Dutch 
West India Company who had employed him, and 
transmitted his journal and the account of his discov- 
eries to them. In consequence of which the Company 
sent a ship to Hudson's River for trade in 1610. The 
captain, no doubt from the account given by Hudson 
of the hostile disposition of the natives residing along 
the lower part of the river, and the friendly disposition 
of those residing near where Albany is built, and also 
on account of the greater quantity of furs to be obtained 
there, were induced to fix their first trading place 
there, and in 1614 they obtained permission of the na- 
tives to build a small fort on an island lying a little 
below Albany on the west side. It was a redoubt with 
a ditch around it 18 feet wide." 

"It had two brass guns and eleven iron ones mounted 
and was defended by twelve soldiers. The officer that 
commanded it was Hendrick Christianz; his lieuten- 
ant, Jacques Elckins. The nation of Indians who re- 
sided near there were called Mohocks, and those on 
the east side of the river Mahicanders (Mohegans). 
The advantage derived by the Mohawks from their 
trade with the Dutch, induced all the other nations to 
allow them a free trade; so that, desirous to secure 
them to themselves, they sent orders in 1623 to build 
forts near the limits of their possessions. They ac- 
cordingly built Fort Good Hope on the Connecticut 
River 35 miles (from its mouth where Hartford) now 



Stands; Fort Nassau on the east side of Delaware Bay; 
Fort New Amsterdam on the island Manhatans, now 
New York; and Fort Orange where Albany is built." 

"In 1 612 they already had a town and fort on York 
Island. This was only a redoubt, built somewhere 
near where McComb's new houses are." 

"This State when under the jurisdiction of the Dutch 
West India Company did not prosper as fast as the 
goodness of the soil and the advantages in trade, one 
would have thought it would have done. Few emi- 
grants left Holland for these parts, except those who 
came in a military capacity, or as merchants, or factors 
under the Company, or civil officers of government. 
It was the custom of the Company to grant lands to 
those who have served out the time they had contracted 
for with the Company, or to let out farms. Hence 
Bergen, Gamonapa (Communipaw) were settled by 
disbanded soldiers. Bergen was settled in 1660 and 
it is remarkable that the inhabitants of those places re- 
tain their ancient manners of living, customs, and the 
disposition of soldiers, especially the old men still liv- 
ing; and their descendants seem most of them to follow 
their steps. At length in (1660) the town of Bushwick 
on Long Island was begun and in 1662 it contained 
twenty-five houses." 

"At this time the small towns in the state were sur- 
rounded by palisades to prevent surprise by the In- 
dians, and few persons were settled at a distance from 
those towns or fortifications. Hence the people of 
Connecticut were emboldened to settle in the neighbor- 
hood of Fort Good Hope, near Hartford, and at length 
grew so numerous and insolent as to quarrel with and 
dispossess several of the Dutch farmers. See same 
account further back." 

"Some time after the Fort Good Hope was built, an 
English bark landed people in the River, (near Hart- 
ford) against which Jacob Van Curler, commissary 
for the Company, protested. A year or two after, a 
number of families came and settled near the fort, and 
took possession of the River, and in 1640 they en- 
croached upon and took possession of the lands claimed 
by the Company even near the fort. They regarded 




no protests but went so far as to beat off the Company's 
people with clubs and sticks, and threw their plows 
and other farming utensils into the river; pounded the 
cattle of some of the Dutch farmers and sold some of 

"Numbers of protests were made against such pro- 
ceedings and several letters were written to the English 
Government upon that head; but they having found 
the goodness and value of those lands and got posses- 
sion, laughed at the Dutch and their claims in writ- 
ing." (!) 

"Hartgers observes that the New England people, 
in answer to the Dutch, made use of many evasions, 
circumstances, and made up many pretences with 
plausible arguments, to establish their right, and set 
aside that of the Dutch Governor. Stuyvesant had 
several contests in writing about their encroachments. 
They grew so numerous and daring as at length to take 
possession and settle on Long Island; for in (1664) 
they erected the British colors there, and told the in- 
habitants that they knew of no New Netherland ; that 
all this country belonged to the English, but that they 
were willing to enter into a treaty. That the right'" 

"In 1640, the Director-General, William Kieft, hav- 
ing command, there came to him a Scotchman with an 
English commission and laid a claim to Long Island, 
which was rejected; and he went off again without 
doing anything, except setting up the common people 
against the Dutch Government. Those living at 
Oyster Bay, mostly English, began a mutiny, but were 
soon quelled by Kieft." 

1647. There came over a Scotchman, called Cap- 
tain Forrester, and claimed Long Island for the 
Dutchess Dowager Sterling, pretending to be her Gov- 
ernor. He had a commission dated in the i8th year of 
the reign of King James, (1621), which yet was not 
signed by the King or anvone else. This man was 
very proud and haughty and demanded a sight of Gov- 
ernor Stuyvesant's commission, saying that if the com- 

'Here the story ends abruptly. I it continues: 
After a couple of blank pages, | 


mission was better than his, he would go off, or else 
Stuyvesant should ; but Stuyvesant, after taking a copy 
of his papers, sent him with the King's ships bound to 
Holland ; but they were obliged to land him in Eng- 

2. Almshouse. 

Jan. 1st, 1791. Received 479 

Admitted to Dec. ist, 1791 372 

Died 57 

Discharged 247 

Bound out 83 — 383 


Workhouse, left 52 

Bridewell 51 




1766 Total 4669 4 I Poor 2200 

[767 " 4900 00" 3000 


Total 4669 




" 6358 
" 7184 



The Commissioners for superintending the Alms- 
house and Bridewell, having closed their accounts to 
August ist, 1791, they stand as follows: 

Years Almshouse 

£ s. d. 
Expended from July ist, 1784, to 

Aug. ist, 1785 3596 9 2^ 

From Aug. ist, 1785, to 1786 3846 10 6 

1787 4602 15 II 

1788 4305 16 3 

1789 4465 16 9 

1790 581 1 2 4 

1 791 5483 17 9 

32,112 8 II 



Average No. 


House Bridewell 
£ s. (i. 


From July ist, 1784, to Aug. 

ist, 1785 

342 1 123 5 4 

From Aug. ist, 1785, to 


366 986 10 II 



438 878 6 5/2 



410 629 8 8>4 



425 742 9 V2 



553 876 4 2 J/, 



522 1089 17 9 
6326 2 5>^ 


The first law which mentions anything relating to 
the establishment of alms and the maintenance of the 
poor, was passed 26th Sept., 1693, entitled an Act for 
Settling a Ministry and Raising a Maintenance in the 
City of New York, County of Richmond, Westchester 
and Queens County, one good minister for each. It is 
enacted among other things that there shall be ten 
Vestrymen and two Church Wardens, chosen every 
year by the freeholders, on the second Tuesday in Jan- 
uary, who shall lay a reasonable tax on the said respec- 
tive cities, counties, parishes or precincts for the main- 
tenance of the minister and poor of their respective 


3. Items About the Incorporation of Churches. 

N. B. — The Dutch Church was incorporated nth 
May [nth] 1696, by the name of "The Minister, 
Elders and Deacons of the Reformed Dutch Church 
of the City of New York." 

"The Churches [Church?] of England were incor- 
porated, May 6th, 1697, by the title of "The Rector 
and Inhabitants of the City of New York in Commu- 
nion of the Church of England by Law Established." 

"The Presbyterian Churches [first in Wall Street, 
1717] were incorporated by virtue of an Act of Assem- 
bly passed April 6th, 1784." 

"The Baptist Church was founded, June 19th, 1762; 
consisted of 28 members. Trustees appointed agree- 


ably to law passed April 6th, 1784." Minister, [Ben- 
jamin] Foster. 

4. Items About Dutch Church Buildings. 

"Fort Amsterdam being built in 1623, the Chapel 
was built in the Fort in 1642. This burnt down in 

"The Dutch congregation built what is called the 
Old Church in Garden Street in 1693. This was a 
long square, with three sides of an eight square (oc- 
tagon) at the east end. In front it had a brick steeple, 
so large a square as to admit of a room above the entry 
for a Consistory room. This had a chimney in the 
roof; was as all old Dutch buildings; and a pitched 
roof shingled. The windows of the church were small 
panes of glass set in lead. The most of these had 
Coats of Arms of those who had been elders and magis- 
trates, curiously burnt on the glass by Gerardus Duyc- 
king. Some painted arms were also (therein) and are 
still hanging against the wall." 

"It was at first customary in this church, or the one 
in the fort, to have two boxes strongly bound with iron, 
with a lid to shut, with a good lock, and a small hole 
in the top, hanging near the door to receive alms as 
people went out of church. In front of the box 
was painted a beggar leaning on a staff. I found those 
boxes in the garret when the church was repaired in 

"There was another custom in this church introduced 
for collecting alms instead of the above, afterwards. 
This was to go about the church when the service was 
half over with two black bags fastened to a pole with 
bells at the bottom ringing, while the collection for the 
poor was made. The bags and sticks are still con- 
tinued, but the bells are taken ofif." 

"Governor Montgomery [it was Governor Burnet] 
made this church a present of a very excellent small 
organ [1720] which was carried off by the British in 
1776 or 1777." [This organ was subsequently recog- 

'The old chapel or Dutch I burned in 1741. See Ecc. Records 
Church was taken down in 1697, for years 1693-1696; also Vol. iii, 

and a new Anglican chapel then 2016-18. 

built, and this Anglican chapel was I 



nized in a parish church in England by a member of 
the Collegiate Church.] 

"The Dutch congregation increasing, they built what 
is called the Middle or New Church in 1729 in Nas- 
sau Street. This church is 100 feet long and 70 feet 
wide, with a good steeple. When built, it had no gal- 
lery. The ceiling was an interarch, without pillars, 
until the year 1764, when English service being intro- 
duced a gallery was made on the east side and west 
and south sides of the church, with pillars from the 
gallery to the ceiling so as to support the roof. The 
pulpit which stood in the middle of the east side was 
moved to the north end in 1764. This church was en- 
tirely gutted during the war, in 1776, etc. ; first applied 
as a place of confinement and afterward as a riding 
school. It was reopened again in 1789 and 1790, much 
as it was before, and at the south end a fine large or- 
gan, made in this country, is placed." 

"The Dutch congregation finding their churches too 
small in 1768 and 1769, built the North Church in 
William Street, 100 feet long and 68 feet wide; a new 
building with a tile room supported by large pillars 
I was one of the commissioners for building this 
church, and before the most northerly pillar was 
erected, I put under the same a pewter plate, well-se- 
cured against moisture, with the following inscription 
on the same." ^ 

"Mr. Laidly, called in 1763, preached ist English 
sermon in Middle Church, 1764." 

"ist stone laid of this church, July 2d, 1767, by I. 
Roosevelt. The sermon May 25th, 1769. 

Cost of building £11,948 9s. 4d. 

Subscription 3,839 8 o 

"This church was also applied as a or jail 

during the war, by the British, and very much dam- 
aged, but repaired in 1784." 

5. Items 

' This inscription was not in- I ing down of the North Church, 
serted in this book; but the plate See page 43 of this Volume, 

was recovered in 1875 at the tak- 


5. Items About the Buildings of Other 

(i) "Trinity Church in the Broadway was built in 
1696 (1697?) by the Episcopal congregation; and 
burnt down in 1776. Rebuilt again in 1788-9. They 
also built St. George's Chapel in Beekman Street in 
1752, and the St. Paul's Church in the Broadway in 
1766. They are all three elegant buildings. The two 
[latter] were not damaged by the British during the 

(2) "The Dissenters or Presbyterians built a meet- 
ing house or church in Wall Street in 1719, and en- 
larged it in 1748; and as it was gutted by the British 
in 1777, it was repaired again in 1785." 

"(In) 1767 they built a New Brick Church in the 
fields or in Chatham Street [Park Row] at the head 
of Beekman Street. In the war this was also gutted, 
and repaired again in 1784-5." 

(3) "The Seceders built a church in Little Queens 
(Cedar) Street in 1768." 

(4) "The Baptists built a good church in Gold 

(5) "The Lutherans had a small stone church on 
the Broadway on the south side of Trinity Church. 
This was destroyed during the war. They had another 
good stone church on K. G. (King George, now Wil- 
liam) street, corner of Frankfort street. This church 
was not damaged during the war. It had a small or- 
gan in it." 

(6) "There are two places of worship in the city 
for Methodists, one in John Street, and another in the 
Out Ward in (Forsyth) Street and (Division) Street. 
The last is a stone building built in 1789, but not yet 
finished inside." 

(7) "There is a small place of worship in Great 

George ( ) Street built in 1789 or 1790, by a 

small Independent congregation." 

(8) "The German Calvinists have a church in Nas- 
sau Street built in (1765)." 

(9) "The 


(9) "The Jews have a synagogue in Jews' Ally, a 
small square stone building. The congregation is but 

(10) "There is a brick Roman Catholic Chapel in 
Barclay street corner of Church street."' 

6. Items About Jail and Court House. 

"The first place made use of for a jail and court 
house was on the site of the house of A. Brinkerhofif, 
corner of Dock and Coenties Street. There is still the 
dungeon in the cellar. In (17 — ) the State built a 
publick Court House and Jail, in the upper end of 
Broad street on Wall street. It was built in the form 
of a double I, (or L) open in the middle, and places 
of confinement for criminals in the cellar. The first 
story had two large staircases to go up to the middle 
story, and two large and small rooms. The middle of 
the second story was the front room, and one end the 
Assembly room, and the other for the magistrates." 

"The garret had rooms for the confinement of debt- 
ors. It was customary for the debtors to hang out of 
the dormer windows, from the end of a pole, a bag or 
an old shoe to beg charity of people passing by, with 
the most doleful cries." 

"In (17 — ) a new jail was built and the prisoners re- 
moved; and the City Hall was kept entirely for Court 
and the Assembly. In 1785 it underwent an entire 
alteration, with additions and improvements for the 
use of congress. It was begun to be rebuilt in October, 

1788, and (was) ready to accommodate Congress in 

1789. The alterations and improvements are said to 
have cost 20,000 pounds. It is a most superb build- 

(11) College or University. 

(12) Quaker Meeting. 

(13) Scotch Presbyterians. 

(14) Moravian Church.^ 

7. Items 

' Four other churches in the city I '^ G. A. ought to have placed 

are mentioned. these with the other denominations. 

I Sub. 5. 



7. Items About the House for Correction, Poor 
House and Hospital. 

"The Corporation had a House of Correction and 
a Poor House built in the fields, now called the (City 
Hall) Park. This being too small, a large House was 

built in the same row in and 'The Bridewell. "^ 

It is a strong stone building with a good front." 

"In (17 — ) a subscription was set on foot and a large 
sum of money raised for building and endowing a Hos- 
pital for the sole The Assembly granted 800 

pounds a year out of the excise. The building was be- 
gun in (17 — ) and nearly finished, when by the care- 
lessness of a carpenter some shavings left in one of the 
rooms took fire, by which the wooden parts of the build- 
ing were consumed. Since the peace, by donations and 

the grant of pounds by the Assembly, out of , 

it has been repaired, and at this time has about 12 or 
15 patients in it who are attended by the physical gen- 
tlemen of the city. Two 'Dispensaries' have lately been 
established in the city by subscription. An apothecary 
is fixed, with a salary, in the houses to give out the med- 
icines prescribed by the different doctors to the poor, 
recommended to their care by the subscribers under 
proper restrictions — a most useful and worthy humane 

8. Items About Manufactories. 

"By a subscription, a manufactory of linen and cotton 
yarn has been and is still carried on in this city, and 
proves the means of employing a great many poor in 
spinning, etc. There is no doubt but that manufactories 
for a number of articles now imported from foreign 
countries might be carried on here, especially in the 
Iron Branch. We have three air furnaces on the 
(Manhattan) Island." 

"A manufactory 

'The term "Bridewell" origi- 
nated in England in 1553, when a 
hospital was built near St. 
Bridget's Well. This place was 
subsequently used as a House of 

Correction, and the name was cor- 
rupted into Bridewell, equivalent 
to a prison. The word was com- 
mon in New York until about 


"A manufactory of tiles [exists], several of earthen 
and stone wear, etc., and of the Cards at the Revocation 
of the Edict of Nantes in France. Many French Prot- 
estants came over and settled in this city at New 
Rochelle and the Paltz. They built a church in Kings 
(Pine) street in 1704. At present it is made use of 
as a store-house, all of the congregation being dead or 
having joined other churches." 

"In Broad street is a brick building with arches to 
support a long room designed as an Exchange, but now 
used as a place of meeting of the Tammany Society." 

Markets : Fly- ; Oswego- ; Bear- ; Pecks- ; Kip- ; New 
Slip-; Exchange-. 

Theatre in Johns Street. 

9. The City Library. 

"Before the Revolution we had a library of 1200 vol- 
umes belonging to an Incorporated Society of Gentle- 
men. The books were carried ofT or stolen during the 
war; but about two years ago (1788) the Society was 
again called together and a Library [started] which 
bv the new subscription has been already enabled to 
purchase above 2,000 volumes, and are daily adding 

"(They) have a charter dated 25th of November, 
1772, confirmed with some additional privileges by the 

10. The Government House. 

"There is now building and near finished a large 
house where Fort George formerly stood, called 'The 
Government House,' and designed for the residence of 
the Governor of this State. It is an elegant two-story 
brick building of an oblong square form, (being) — - 
feet in front and — feet in the rear." 

"The ground floor contains a number of very con- 
venient rooms for servants and kitchens. In front is an 


" See Keep's History of the New York Society Librar)', 1908, page 


elegant pediment, supported by four large — pillars, 
on bases of an equal height to the floor where is a bal- 
cony to which you ascend by two flights of steps. The 
door leads you into a large, elegant hall, the whole 
height of the building, and is — feet by — feet — . It 
is on a level with the second story; (there) is a gallery 
around it by which a communication is kept up with 
all the upper rooms, which are large and convenient. 
A large stairs leads also to them at the side of the hall; 
the building having three sides of an eight square (an 
octagon) in the rear, gives room to enlarge, and to 
lighten two large rooms, one on each floor. Those, and 
indeed, all the rooms in the house, command a most 
extensive and delightful prospect, some into the East 
River, some quite to the Narrows; others up the North 

II. Columbia College and the Regents of the 

"In 1754 King's College was founded. In 1787 the 
Legislature by an Act, called it Columbia College, and 
put it under the care of 24 gentlemen who are a body 
corporate by the name and style of 'The Trustees of 
Columbia College of the City of New York.' " 

"In 1787 an Act was passed constituting 21 gentle- 
men, of whom the Governor and the Lieutenant Gov- 
ernor for the time being are members ex-officio, a Body 
corporate and politic by the name and style of 'The 
Regents of the University of the State of New York.' " 

12. Historical Account of New York. 

"After Hudson had discovered [the territory of] the 
State of New York and the river which bears his 
name, in 1609, and had transmitted an account of this 
his discovery to his employers — the West India Com- 
pany of Amsterdam; for Hudson himself was pre- 
vented by an order of the British Government, he being 
an English subject, from leaving England and sailing 
in foreign employ; he had a vessel now, given him by 
some British merchants in order that he might prose- 


cute the design he had attempted in his former voyages 
of discovery — a passage by the N. E. or N. W. to 
China; in this, his last voyage, he unfortunately lost 
his life, by a mutiny of a part of his men. Among 
them was one, Henry Green, a young man whom he 
had taken into his house, supplied with victuals and 
drink, and had now taken along with him. This vil- 
lain, joining part of the crew, cruelly turned Captain 
Hudson and eight of the crew who would not join 
them, adrift at sea, on board a small boat. No doubt 
they perished, having never been heard of again." 

"The Dutch sent several vessels to America to trade 
with the natives of Hudson's River from 1610 to 1614, 
when they first got permission of the natives to build 
a small fort on an island near Albany. This fort 
mounted two brass and eleven iron guns. It had a 
ditch around it about 18 feet wide. The first officer, 
who commanded 12 soldiers there, was named Jacques 

"The North River was then called by the Dutch the 
Great River or the River Montaines, and the island 
New York is built upon (was called) Manatans. It 
was not until the year 1615 that permission was ob- 
tained from the natives to build a small house or trad- 
ing house. This, as I have been informed by old peo- 
ple, was not where the last fort was built, but was some- 
where on the bank of the river where McComb's houses 
are now built. And this is probable first, because a 
grant was obtained from the natives of a lot of ground 
for a garden to this fort, which lot extended from the 
fort to where now Trinity Church burying ground or 
Church Yard is. It was called the Company's Gar- 
den, and when the English had dispossessed the Dutch, 
this Garden was referred (to) in the first charter as 
a demesne of the fort, as was also a grant afterward 
obtained by the West India Company of a piece of 
land called the Company's land, and in the charter The 
King's Farm, lying on the west side of the Broadway 
from Division (Fulton) street to the meadows next 
(to) Lispenard's (lands). A part of the Garden be- 
fore mentioned was granted in (1697) to (Trinity 
Church) and to others, but by an Act of Assembly 



passed in ( ) those grants were vacated and re- 

verted to the Crown, and it was declared that it (they) 
should forever remain as a demesne to the Fort; but 
the last has since been granted to several persons and 
the first to the Corporation of Trinity Church." 

"But to return to the fort. In 1755 in digging for 
the foundation of a house somewhere near the bank of 
the river, an old stone were (was) found, which from 
its thickness was judged to belong to a fortification^ 
Another reason may be given why the first fort was on 
a different spot from the last, is, that it is natural that 
the Dutch would choose to remain in security against 
the natives in a fortification, while another was build- 
ing. I therefore, cannot agree with Mrs. Morse that 
the first fort was about two miles out of town. They 
never would have built a fort so far from the shipping." 

"In 1620 or 1621, the West India Company obtained 
a grant from the States General of the United Nether- 
lands of the part of America discovered by Hudson, 
extending from Connecticut near to the Delaware and 
running inland to Canada, together with its islands, 
etc. After this grant they ordered four forts to be built 
at the extent of their possessions, that is, one called Fort 
New Amsterdam, at Manhattan Island, now New 
York; one near Connecticut River; one near the Del- 
aware; and one at Albany." 

"The fort at New York was built in 1623 on a point 
of land, being the southwest extremity of the island, 
fronting the bay. It would appear from the discovery 
of a great number of red cedar palisades under the 
foundation of the old fort in 1791, that the first fort 
was only a stocadoes, perhaps with block houses. The 
time it was built (rebuilt) of stone cannot be rightly 
ascertained by any old Dutch accounts. It was a good 
stone fort when the English took it in 1664. It is prob- 
able that in a few years after 1623 it was built of stone, 
as I find that in 1643 a stone or brick chapel was built 
by Director Kieft in the southeast corner of it. It was 
a square with four bastions, two of which had powder 
magazines under them. Besides the chapel within, it 
was the house for the commanding officers, and bar- 
racks (for the soldiers), and over the gate was a square 



building for the secretaries (secretary's) office. The 
gate was in the north curtain; (curtain — the space be- 
tween the bastions) ; it had also a salleport (sally port 
— a postern gate) in the east and in the south curtains. 
It commanded one of the most delightful and extensive 
prospects in nature; had an intercommand of the city, 
but would not have been of very great service in com- 
manding the bay and rivers. And it mounted 46 guns in 
1678, and these were mostly brass 12 and 18 pounders, 
extremely neatly cast. Part of these were lost in the 
expedition against Louisbourgh (Louisburg) and part 
against Canada, and (were) never returned to the city. 
What became of them at last, I have not learnt." 

"The fort, chapel and houses were repaired and 
partly rebuilt in 1693 and again in 1726. The houses 
and chapel and barracks burnt down in 1741, being set 
on fire by the negroes. Houses and barracks rebuilt 
again in 1744-45; burnt down again in ." 

"(The) house while standing was always the resi- 
dence of the Governors, and the fort was the most of 
the time garrisoned by a company of Independent Reg- 
ulars Soldiers; in their absence the militia did duty." 

"In 1761; when the stamp papers were expected from 
England, Governor Golden resided in the fort, and in- 
tending to receive and protect them in the fort, got 
Major James, a British officer, to take possession of it 
and fortify it. This was done by raising embrasures 
of wood and dirt, and mounting and planting cannon 
in order. The stamp paper was landed under the pro- 
tection of a man-of-war commanded by Captain Ken- 
nedy. Previous to this Colden had ordered all the can- 
non in the battery to be spiked up. This, and the prep- 
arations in the fort, alarmed, but did not intimidate the 
people, who, after parading through the streets with a 
wooden 32-pounder gun on which was placed a figure 
resembling the Governor, carried it to the fort, de- 
manded the stamps. This being refused, they took the 
Governor's coach, sled, etc., out of his stable and burnt 
them before the gates of the fort; and a party went to 
the house of Major James, the contents of which were 
brought out and destroyed by fire. This did not sat- 
isfy the people, and had it not been for some moderate 



persons, the fort would have been stormed and conse- 
quently much blood shed. The people were only paci- 
fied by the Governor delivering the stamp papers to the 
Corporation of the City. The inhabitants therefore in 
1775 were not sorry the houses in the fort were burnt 
down in ( ) ; for they got the Provincial Congress 

to issue orders that the fort should be dismantled. Ac- 
cordingly the north bastion was entirely taken away. 
The British did not think proper to rebuild it again 
during the war, only stockades were put up instead of 
a stone wall, and a few troops kept in the fort." 

"After the peace, and when the Americans got pos- 
session of the city, it was not thought proper to repair 
the fort again, as it was wished that the inhabitants 
might never again be intimidated by it as they had been 
twice before; once in the time of Jacob Leisler, when 
the town was actually fired upon. The ball which struck 
the house of Jacobus Van Cortland, then one of the 
Council, was masoned in the wall fronting the fort in 
Dock street, (Pearl street, west of Broad street) ; and 
afterwards by Governor Colden in 1765." 

"In (1789) a resolution was passed by the Assembly 
to remove the ruins of the fort and make use of the 
stones in building a Governor's house, etc. Accord- 
ingly in 1790, it was begun to be worked at, and in 1791 
no trace was remaining of it. In removing the rubbish 
and dirt on the east side of the fort, under where the 
chapel stood, there was found several vaults in which 
were the coffins and skeletons of several persons. In 
one was found the body of the wife of Lord Bellomont 

in a leaden coflSn, with an inscription on a plate of 

to the following ." 

"The bones, etc., were all carefully collected and 
removed to Trinity Church Yard." 

"When Nicolls took the fort from the Dutch, it was 
by him called Fort James instead of Fort New Amster- 
dam. When Henry Sloughter was Governor it was 
called Fort William Henry. When Lord Cornbury, 
in 1702, was Governor, it was called Fort Ann. Upon 
the accession of King George to the throne its name was 
changed to Fort George, which it retained 'till de- 
stroyed ; and as it is now gone, unless some account is 



kept of it, after some years it may not be known where 
it stood or any description or account of it to be ob- 
tained: — this induces me to give its history." 

"Before I proceed further I must remark that as the 
Hollanders were not fond of emigrating, few came over 
to America, but such as were employed m the service 
of the West India Company, either as factors, officials 
or soldiers ; their object being more to derive an advan- 
tage from the fur trade in America, than from the cul- 
tivation of lands, and settling the country; therefore 
no Germans or other nations were permitted by them 
to come over and settle in the country. Some Swedes, 
it is true, came and settled near the Delaware on land 
claimed by the Dutch ; but this being a forcible intru- 
sion, the Dutch did not let them hold possession long. 
By this bad policy, in the Company, they, it may be 
said, lost this country." 

"It appears that when Dr. Thomas Dale and Robert 
Argol took the first fort built in New York, there were 
but four houses without the same, inhabited by the 
Dutch; and when New York was taken by Nicol Is in 
1665 (1664), in a letter to the Duke of York, (he) 
writes -.—'That such is the mean condition of this town, 
New York, that not one soldier to this day, has lain in 
sheets or upon any other bed than canvas or straw. 
There could not have been a vast number of immigrants 
from Holland residing in the place when taken. Few 
then returned to Holland; yet I find in 1686 [when 
this book was used by Selinus (Selyns)] there were 
only 354 [566] men and women with 702 children be- 
longing to the Dutch Church ; that number of mhabit- 
ants New York could not have contained in 1664. 
Those who removed in the (into this) country and 
built houses, built them under the guns of the fort at 
first for protection therefrom. Pearl street was the 
first street. I find by an account in my possession that 
in 1686 there were 16 streets in the city, namely, 

1. Pearl street. 

2. Broadway. 

3. High street. 

4. Low street. 

c. Brewers (or Stone) street. 

^ 6. Prince's 


6. Prince's street. 

7. King street. 

8. Exchange street. 

9. New street. 

10. Beaver street. 

11. Marckvelt street. 

12. Bridge street. 

13. Broad street. 

14. Smith street. 

I ^. Smith's Valley or Vley, now Queen street. 
16. Dock street. 

"Many British subjects must have come over and 
settled at New York from 1664 to 1686. This appears 
by the names of some of the streets. I find by an ac- 
count taken of the inhabitants of New York in 1697, 
there were 

Whites 3727 

Blacks 575 

Total 4302 

"There must have been about five hundred houses, 
allowing eight to a house." 

"By an account taken in 1678 there were 343 houses, 
containing 3430 inhabitants, or 10 to a house. To see 
the amazing increase of the city, I have collected the 
following account of inhabitants and houses at differ- 
ent periods: — 

Years Houses Inhabitants 

1615 4 30 

1678 343 ±3430 

1686 ±450 3800 

1697 500 4302 

1755 2200 

1756 12,763 

1771 22,763 

1786 23,614 

1790 5000 30,032." 

"Vessels entered in New York Custom House. 
Years Square rigged Sloops Boats Total 

1678 3 8 7 18 

1686 10 3 20 33 

1696 40 62 62 164 


1774 with coasters. 

Tonnage of 1774, 40,812. 

1788, Jany.?— 31? 635 952 

1789, Jany.f._- 

1789 \ — - 353 755 1108 

1790, Do. \ 

No boats or coasters included. 

1750 90 142, including coasters." 

"Militia of the whole state. 
1692 was not above 3000. 
1678 N. Y. P. was not above acxx), including 140 

1688 was not above 21500. Horse 300, Dragoons 50. 
1756 Militia of New York about 2300 men." 

"Exports and Imports at different periods. 

Dec. 9th, 1755, to 23d Feb. 1756, exported 12,528 lbs. 

Sept. 29th, 1749, to Sept. 29th, 1750, entered from 
Great Britain and Ireland, 16 vessels. 

Cleared out for Great Britain and Ireland, 21 vessels. 

Cleared out for Holland, 5 vessels. 

Cleared out 6731 tons (of) provisions, chiefly flour; 
besides grain, estimated or shipped by number of bush- 
els and not by tons. 

D. Summary. 

Imported about 800 pipes Madeira wine; re-ex- 
ported 226 pipes; cleared out tar, 2008 bushels; pitch, 
156; turpentine, 20; which were imported from the 

1678. Entered not above, 15 vessels of 100 tons each, 
on an average; of which 5 small ships and a ketch are 
not belonging to New York. Four of ditto built here." 

"Fortifications continued." 
"The Dutch carried stockadoes, or as they called it, 
a wall, across from East to North River, about from the 
lower part of Wall street, then the Strand, to the river 
back of the English Church. I cannot learn if there 
were block houses along the line; no doubt there were. 


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By old writings it appears that there were two gates; 
the Land Gate in Broadway, and the Water Gate in 
Queen (now Pearl) street. When it was removed, I 
cannot learn." 

"In 1703 the Assembly voted 1500 pounds towards 
erecting two batteries, one on each side of the Narrows. 
They were never built. Governor Cornbury received 
the money, but never accounted for it. For raising that 
sum the Assembly came to the following curious reso- 
lution, viz.. 

That every person having the honour to be of 

her Majesty's Council, pay a year, 

Every representative 

Every practitioner of law 

Every one wearing a periwig 

Every bachelor above 25 years 

Every freeman from 16 to 60 

For each slave from 16 to 60 

Spirit of Molasses and Natg — cen 

I find that the tax on wigs must have been passed, as 

it brought, in a year, by Treasurer's account, £9 17s ^d. 

And from 17th August, 1732, to March ist, 1734, 

£26 3s 2d. 

N. B. — At this time wigs were much in fashion, espe- 
cially with the Dutch." 

"In 1734 commissioners were appointed to build a 
half-moon battery on Copses rocks, near Whitehall. 
After it was finished, in trying the guns, one of them 
burst and killed two persons. It could mount 70 guns." 
"174.1. The Province received a donation from the 
Crown of 136 cannon, from 32 to 8 pounders, with all 
the implements necessary thereto, and 1000 muskets 
complete, besides powder and other articles amounting 
to £6,773 i.'>s-" 

"1741. A battery or bastion of 20 guns (was) voted 
to be built on the flat rock back of the Fort. It was 

"1744. A battery of 8 guns was built at Red Hook." 
"1741;. (It was) voted to build 4 batteries, and 
stockading the city from river to river along the mead- 
ows, the Fresh Water, and so across toDomine's Hook."' 

I Battery 

' This was not far from the bending to the foot of Grand 

present line of Canal street, and I street, East River. 



I Battery and Block House on Domine's Hook, 8 

I Battery, etc. (on the) Desbrosses (Estate). 

I Battery (at) Capt. Rutger's wharf, 8 guns. 

I Battery on Benjamin Peck's (land), 6 guns. 

N. B. — At a small distance from each other, block 
houses were built along the pallisadoes, which were 
filled up in the inside about 3 feet and loop holes made 
for muskets." 

"The half-moon battery was taken away, and a bat- 
tery built from Whitehall opposite to the north corner 
of the fort, by a plan of Mr. John Dice, who was over- 
seer of the works. It had an embrasure of wood and 
could mount 92 guns." 

"Just before the last war with Britain, or in 1775 or 
1776, the Batterys were repaired, and a Fort called 
"Independence" built on a hill near the houses of Mr. 
Nicholas Bayard. It had a most commanding pros- 
pect, was built of sods and dirt, had a ditch round it, 
several cannon mounted with a magazine under ground, 
and houses slightly built for the defenders of it; yet 
upon the whole it was more for show than for real serv- 
ice, having no water nor defence against bombs. It is 
now demolished." 

"In 1776 the pavements opposite the slips were taken 
up and bulworks of plank and dirt raised across them. 
These were also more for show than for use, as there 
was left a vast many place unfortified where the British 
could land." 

"Such was the state of our fortifications in 1775, until 
an order was issued by G. Washington with the concur- 
rence of the Provincial Congress, to remove the cannon 
out of the city and to dismantle the fortifications, they 
being judged untenable." 

"Some of the cannon went by water to Albany, some 
to King's Bridge and some were left behind." 

"I forgot to take notice of a fortification built in 1776 
on the heights along the river, near King's Bridge, and 
called Fort Washington. This the British stormed and 

took, and killed above American." 



Extract from Mars's Geo. 

"It is found by a memorandum in one of the old Reg- 
isters that the number of inhabitants in the city by order 
of the King, in 1697, was 

Whites, men 946 

Whites, women 1018 

Young men 864 

Young women 899 


Negroes, men 209 

Negroes, women 205 

Boys and girls 161 

(The Population) 

1756 was 10,881 

1771 " 21,863 

1786 " 23,314 

1790 " 33,311 


"The first market building, I am informed, stood in 
the vacant space opposite to where the Government 
(House) is built." 

"Not long after a bridge was built at the south end 
of Broad street unto the river; and a market placed near 
the middle of the same ; with two basins (built) to admit 
and shelter the boats and canoes coming to market; they 
extend from Whitehall to Coenties Market; on the out- 
side wharf was a crane for unloading goods, this being 
then the deepest and largest wharf; as buildings ad- 
vanced eastward, they built another market on Great 
Dock street opposite the house of Mr. Abraham Brinck- 
erhofif; and at the corner of Great Dock and Coenties 
Lane where the house of Mr. Abraham Brinkerhofif and 
the next stand, there the first goal (jail) stood. The 
market was called the "Lower Market"; afterward 
"Coenties Market" from Conrad Ten Eyck who lived 
at the side of the same."^ 

'Conrad or Coenradt was con- almost like Quincy; hence Coen- 

tracted into Coentje, pronounced I ties Slip. 



"The next market was built in the open space oppo- 
site to Smith street in the Old Slip (S. E. corner of 
Hanover Square). This was called the Great Flesh 
(Meat) Market, and afterwards the Old Slip Market, 
the water out of the slip coming up to the north end 
of the Market. This was entirely removed when the 
slip was filled up." 

"The next market was built at the lower end of Wall 
street, just below Queen (Pearl) street. It was first 
called the Exchange Market; afterward the Meal Mar- 
ket, meal being ordered to be exposed for sail (sale) 
there only. A bridge was built at the south end of it, 
here the merchants met after the [Tontine] Cofifee 
House was removed from the corner of Broad street, 
next the wharf." 

"The next Market was built in the slip where the 
Fly Market (Fly-Vlei Valley) now stands. [Lower 
end of Maiden Lane.] It was built on a line, nearly, 
of Queen [Pearl] street, the shore being there, and the 
water running up in a small creek nearly to Alstyn's 
shop on Maiden Lane, and the hollow to near Os. M." 

"Before I describe other Markets I must observe 
that in 1686 there were only two markets in the city, 
as appears by Governor Dongan's charter. These 
were the Long Bridge Market and the Coenties 

"In 1730 when a new charter was given to the city 
there were five market places, viz., 

One at Coenties Slip. 

One at Old Slip. 

One at the lower end of Wall street. 

One at Countesses Slip [Maiden Lane]. 

One at the Long Bridge." 

"This last was removed in [17 — ] and a brick build- 
ing upon arches erected as an Exchange, but it never 
answered the design; for soon after it was built, the 
merchants removed their place of meeting to the cor- 
ner east of Wall street and Dock street, next the Meal 

"Several Markets were built after 1730; one in 
Whitehall; one west end of Pearl street; one in Broad 



Street, near Garden street; two near the North River. 
These two were built — the first to draw country people 
from [the] Oswego Market in the Broadway, opposite 
to Crown [Cedar] street. None of the five answered 
the design. In one of the two last, the only, or first 
thing offered for sale was a bear, from which it ob- 
tained the name of the Bear Market; then the market 
was removed out of the Broadway to where it now 
stands in Maiden Lane. It was often so filled with 
sellers as to render the passage of carriages on the sides 
dangerous and inconvenient." 

"After this a Market of brick was built in Peck's 
Slip; and since the war, one in the New or James's 
Slip; and one in Greenwich street, North River; and 
one at the Exchange. Of those markets which are now 
(1792) standing are (the) 

Exchange Market. [Near Bowling Green.] 

Smith's Fly Market. [Smith's Vlei (Valley) Mar- 
ket; foot of Maiden Lane.] 

Peck's Slip Market. 

New or (James) Slip Market. 

Maiden Lane Market. 

Greenwich Street Market." 

"Every day is a market day, and quantities of every 
kind of food comes not in any markets on the continent. 
For particulars and state, see back of this book." 

[The] "Site New York was built on, when the na- 
tives possessed the island. 

"From where the Air Furnace is along the North 
River, quite down to the point beyond the Government 
House, the ground was high toward the river and ex- 
tended at some distance , descended a little, going 

south to a body of Islinglass (Isinglass — Mica) ? rocks, 
which Evans in his analyses of these states, says is part 
of a vein of stone that continues to the southern states, 
in some places appearing above the surface of the 
earth, then dipping again. From this rock the shore 
ran ["extended" is inserted over "ran"] to a point of 
rocks nearly opposite to Nutten [Governor's] Island, 
and called Copse Rocks; and then the shore ran up 
from the point to Dock street [lower end of Pearl 
street] straight, and so along east till Broad street, 




where there was a creek running up to near Federal 
Hall, with a bridge across, and made with dikes at the 
side, somewhat like those in Holland by the Dutch, 
when they get possession of the ground near it." 

"From the east side of Broad street the shore ran 
along to Dock street and Hanover Square, a little in 
Queen [Pearl] street, till Fly Market, where was a 
hollow [gully — Maiden Lane] running to near Broad- 
way; and so along Water street till the New Slip at 
John de Peyster's. From there to Catharine street was 
a salt meadow, and this extended from said Catharine 
street to the west of Roosevelt street, where was a high 
bank running along to the Fresh Water, and then 
around the Kollek to a meadow of Mr. Rutgers. From 
the west side of this meadow the hill ran till it reached 
the river. It is remembered when the water ran 
from the Fresh Water (Pond) to the East River; 
and near where Janeway's house is, there was a log to 
walk upon to get across. From near where the Ger- 
man Church is built [northeast corner of William and 
Frankfort street — the so-called Swamp Church — the 
spot now partly under the Brooklyn Bridge] to near 
Queen street, was swamp. This name 'Swamp' it still 
retains." [Beekman's Swamp.] 

"In digging wells the land is mostly sand and some 
clay ; seldom rocks ; the water at first good ; but as build- 
ings increase, it grows brackish. Along Maiden Lane 
was a hollow, or low land, some way up." 

"Wharfs." [Wharves.] 

"The first was built from Whitehall to Coenties Mar- 
ket on a line of Little Dock street. In front of this was, 
after a little time, built two basins, with a bridge as a 
division, the openings being at the side of the bridge. 
On the outside wharf was a crane erected." 

"Governor Hunter in about [the year 171 5] granted 
to the owners of the upland, permission to build a quay 
from the Old Slip to the Meal Market. It was called 
'Huater's Quay' and also 'Rotten Row.' These were 
long the principal wharfs ; but the city growing, wharfs 
were continued to be built until the most of them are 



extended four hundred feet into the river, which was 
the extent of the soil granted to the Corporation by the 
charter of Governor Montgomery. It would be end- 
less to describe all the wharfs. Sufficient it is to say 
that nothing can exceed their safety and conveniency. 
They have, some of them, twenty-two feet at low water. 
The river only being the harbor, the wharfs are a secur- 
ity for the vessels, although they are seldom in danger 
in riding in the rivers or the bay. The bottom is good 
anchoring; not many reefs of rocks. The navy of Great 
Britain could with conveniency ride in them. Besides 
these the British found safe harbors in winter, in the 
Wallabout, and [in] Bushwick and Newtown creeks." 

"The city being built first upon an irregular spot of 
ground, the builders only sought the greatest conven- 
iency joined to the least expense. Hence they built 
their houses at the sides of hills or in hollows, just as 
they ran, without paying any regard to the straightness 
or width. It was not laid out in streets by any law or 
ordinance until the year [ ], and then only few 
streets [were] laid out. It is remarkable that a few 
blocks in the city are square or the houses built on them. 
Even streets laid out not above from fifteen to twenty 
years ago in general laid out square are crooked. No 
doubt the city surveyor's idea of beauty was a crooked 
line. Some persons have preferred its crooked and 
angular streets to the regular streets of Philadelphia, 
the latter partaking too much of a sameness. It is cer- 
tain that the irregularity of ground of New York con- 
tributed to its cleanliness; and since the late improve- 
ments of arched pavements in the middle and bricks at 

the side, few cities in America can vie with it for 

cleanness of streets." 

"Broadway and Queen [Pearl] streets are wide and 
airy. Most of the other streets are from 30, 40, 50 to 
60 feet wide, and many of those leading from Broadway 
to the north are straight and of an even decent 
[width?]. Since the last great fire when all the houses 
were burnt down, [they were] laid out very spacious, 
above [ ] feet wide." 




"There are properly no squares; but large spaces are 
left at the head of some of the streets by being widened; 
as at the head of Queen [Pearl] street, in Hanover 
Square; in the Broadway opposite to the Governor's 
House, [Bowling Green] ; in Broadway fronting the 
Bridewell and Poor House, [along the City Hall Park]. 
Most of the streets north of the Fresh Water are laid 
out regular." 

Government of the City. 

"Under the Dutch it was governed by Burgomasters, 
Schepens and a Schout. The seal of the city in those 
days was nearly as is here represented: — " 

[Seal not given.] 

"June 1 2th, 1665, it was incorporated by Governor 
Nicolls and allowed a mayor, five aldermen and a 

"April 22d, 1686, a new charter [was] granted the 
city by Governor Dongan ; to have a mayor, town-clerk, 
six aldermen and six assistants, to be called — 'The 
Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New 
York'; to have one Chamberlain or Treasurer; one 
Sheriff; one Coroner; one Clerk of the Market; one 
high and seven sub-Constables; one Marshall or Ser- 
geant at Mace." 

"1730. A new charter given by Governor John 
Montgomery; [the city] to have a Mayor, a Recorder, 
7 Aldermen, 7 Assistants for the seven wards in which 
the city was then laid out. They [were] to be called 
by the name of 'The Mayor, Aldermen and Common- 
alty of the City of New York'; [the city was] to have 
one Sheriff; one Coroner; one Common Clerk; one 
Chamberlain; one High Constable; 16 Assessors; 7 Col- 
lectors; 16 Constables, and i Marshall." 

"Agreeably to this charter the city has always been 
governed, both before and after the war [of 1776] 
until (....), when Justices were appointed by (....) 
in the different wards to assist or rather relieve the 
Magistrates from the duties of attending the suits in 
law before them under the sum of ten pounds. By 
the charter they had no right to try any suit for more 



than 40 shillings; by law it was extended to 5 pounds 
and 10 pounds. The Corporation by this means was 
able to attend more to the concerns of the City. To 
their honor be it said, their endeavors have been un- 
wearied to advance the credit, ornament and conven- 
iency of the City; and [their labors] were also crowned 
with success." 

[Markets continued.] 

The city has a market day every day in the week, and 
plentier, no city on the Continent can boast. In the 
first place all the year round the very best of beef may 
be purchased in the greatest plenty. The average price 
for the very best is from four pence to four and a half 
pence by the quarter; middling good country killed 
beef may be bought at two and a half to three pence. 

Pork is exceedingly plenty in the fall of the year; 
sells from four to four and a half pence per pound. 

Mutton can be had all the year through, but so plenty 
that the fattest does not stand in above three or four 
pence per pound. 

Veal is also plenty in the spring and exceedingly 
reasonable [in price]. 

Venison is brought in considerable quantities from 
Long Island and from other parts. 

Wild fowl of every kind, when in season, is brought 
in quantities daily to market. Long Island shores 
near the sea are covered with those [fowls] at some 
seasons of the year. 

A best wild goose is from 2 shillings to 3 or 3 and 6 

A brace of ducks, if fat, one shilling and six pence. 

Other ducks, etc., from 6 pence to a shilling. 

Snipes and other birds in plenty; grouse, heath-hens, 
quails and wild pigeons, partridges; amazing plenty. 

The last sell often (for) one shilling, and quails at 
two and a half pence. 

Incredible are the quantities of tame fowl of every 
kind daily brought to market, dead, besides those deliv- 
ered on vessels for shipping. 



Butter in some years is good and plenty and cheap, 
although in all years we have enough; [also] cheese. 

In the spring of the year about the middle of April, 
commences the shad fishery in our bays and rivers ; 
when the quantity of those, together with herring, bass 
and week-fish brought to market is not to be believed 
unless seen. Last year just below the Narrows on the 
Long Island side, one net, or rather three, for they were 
obliged to surround the first with two others, brought 

to the shore above shad in one haul. They are 

sold from 20 to 30 shillings a hundred ($2.50 to $3.75 
per hundred). Herring from a shilling and six pence 
to three shillings (per hundred). Vast quantities are 
bought at the fishing places by the country people and 
salted for summer food. 

Many wagon loads of sheep-heads [a kind of fish] 
and bass are daily brought in their season from the 
south side of Long Island to market and sold, the first 
from 9 pence to 2 shillings a peck; the others some- 
times not above a penny a pound; but in general about 
three pence [per pound]. Black fish and bass are 
caught in large quantities just outside of Sandy Hook, 
besides what comes from the eastward. They are sold 
from 3 pence to 5 pence per pound. 

Of live cod there are a plenty in the winter and 
spring. Salted cod, fresh and salted salmon may be 
almost always obtained in plenty; and turtle and sum- 
mer and spring mackerel (are) some seasons so plenty, 
that for a shilling as much may be bought as will suf- 
fice 12 people. Eels and various other kinds in their 
season may be purchased in the market. Of the vari- 
ety exposed for sale, some curious gentleman made a 
list that amounted to above thirty. (Various) species 
of lobsters and crabs are also in (their) season, exceed- 
ingly plenty and cheap; the first at two pence per 
pound; the others a shilling a dozen. 

Oysters were formerly brought in amazing quanti- 
ties from banks lying between Bedlow's and Oyster 
Island and the Bergen shore. It was common before 
the war (1776) to see daily from 150 to 200 canoes, 
come loaded from there to town with the most excel- 
lent kinds, fat, white, large, and of a most delicious 



flavor. Mr. Smith in his history of New York [1733] 
was not much out [of the way] when he judged them 
to be worth annually to the city between ten and twelve 
thousand pounds. [From $25,000 to $30,000.] 

At present [1792] the [oyster] banks are grown 
poor. But few good oysters are now caught. The 
most brought from there to market are small, lean and 
bad tasted. 

Just before the war [1776] an amazing bed or beds 
of oysters were discovered on the south side of Long 
Island within the reefs or land bars. For miles in 
length they were judged to be from a foot to two feet 
thick, one on another. [They] were very large and 
some exceedingly full and good. The city is cheaply 
supplied from there at present. They sell in their 
proper season from two shillings to three shillings per 
hundred. Some of those at three shillings are so large 
and fat that six or seven is a meal for a moderate person. 

Of fruit of various kinds natural to the climate our 
markets abound. Besides, we are through our exten- 
sive navigation supplied with the products of different 
climes, such as oranges, lemons, limes, pineapples, 
raisins, currants, etc. 

Of pulse, herbs and roots of the various kinds, the 
markets abound throughout the year. The soil pro- 
duces potatoes equal to any in the world, and so plenty 
that in the fall the common sort is sold for a shilling 
a bushel, and the best at from two shillings to two 
shillings and six pence. 

Every day different kinds of meal may be bought in 
[the] Oswego Market [on Broadway] by the single 
half hundred or more. The average price this year 
has been: 

Indian meal, per cwt., 8 shillings. 

Buckwheat, per cwt., 8 shillings. 

Rye, per cwt., 10 shillings. 

Wheatflour, per cwt., 18 shillings. 

In short, it is impossible to describe the plenty that 
has reigned throughout the year. The rich have never 
wanted luxuries, and the poor have been able to subsist 
upon the earnings of a few hours labor. Three pence 
in fish, bread and drink afford a comfortable meal. 




Six pence would procure meat, bread and drink. Such 
have been the opportunities of earning money by dif- 
ferent kinds of labor that none willing to work were 
in want. Hence there are few beggars, but a few lazy, 
drunken wretches, not even fit objects for the almshouse. 




A. A map of the City of New York of 1695, nine 
years after the list had been made up. See page 85. 

Reprinted from Valentine's Manual for 1845-6, on 
which are indicated in red lines the routes Dom. Selyns 
pursued in making his visits. 

B. A list of the streets and other localities in 1686, 
showing the number of the members of the households, 
and of the persons comprised in each. 

C. A list, with their English translation, of streets 
and other localities in 1686, their equivalents at about 
the year 1790, and their modern equivalents. 


Map of New York, 1695 

Reproduced from an old map 



List of Streets and other localities in 1686, showing the Number 

of the Members, of the Households and the Persons comprised in 

No. of No. of No. of 

Streets, Etc. Members. Households. Persons. 

1. Breedeweg 51 30 62 

2. Beurs straet 12 7 15 

3. Paerl straet 38 21 48 

4. Langs strant 64 34 83 

5. Langs de Wal 21 13 31 

6. Nieuwe straet 18 12 24 

7. Bever straet 17 11 21 

8. Marckvelt straet 9 5 10 

9. Brouwers straet 16 12 22 

10. Brug straet 16 8 17 

fHeerengracht, west zyde 431 24] 49] 

li.-{Diaconies Huys 8|-58 i [30 ^^Vji 

[Heerengracht, west zyde 7J 5 J loj 

12. Heergracht, oost zyde 37 22 49 

13. Hoog straet 60 25 71 

14. Slyck straet 5 3 7 

15. Princen straet 16 10 21 

16. Koninck straet 9 4 11 

17. Smit straet 30 18 38 

a. Smits Vallye 28 16 36 

b. Buyten de Landtpoort i i 2 

c. Over 't Versch Water 46 24 50 

d. Aen de Grote Kil 424 

e. Boschwyck i i 2 

f. Arme Bouwery 8 6 11 

g. Nieuwe Tuynen 112 

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YORK IN 1686 

Alphabetically Arranged According to Family Names 

and Patronymics and More in Detail According 

to the Given Names 

The Numbers refer to the Name-Numbers in the Member-List. 

The Names of Members are printed in small capitals. 

The Names of Non-members are printed in lower case. 

The Names of Deceased Persons are printed in italics. 


Abeel, Maria 498 

Abrahams^ Annetje 524 

Abrahams, Lysbeth 185 

Abrahams, Maria 324 

Arrahams, Tryntie 183 

Abrahamszen, Isaac 239 

Abrahamszen, Wybrant 376 

Ackerman, Annetje 254 

Adolphs, Tryntie 59 

Aertsen, Evert 29 

Alexanders. Catharina 327 

Andrees, Marritje 503 

Andries, Francyntie 199 

Andries, Marritje 249 

Andrieszen, Lucas 47 

Anthony, Allard 150 

Anthony, Marritie 647 

Arents, Lysreth 278 

Arents, Susanna 453 

ArentSj Tryntje 10 

Arentsz, Hendrick 403 

Arentszen, Evert 338 

Arentszen, Frederick 64 

Arentszen, Isaac 339 

Ariaenszen, Ide _. 672 

Ariens, Belitie 674 


Backer, Nicolaes Janszen 157 

Barents, Aeltje 4 



Barents, Albert 2 

Barents, Geesje 186 

Barents, Geertruyd 474 

Barents, Jannetje 591 

Barents, Mayken 496 

Barents, Susanna 534 

Barentszcn, Meynardt 597 

Bartels, Mayken 424 

Bastiaens, Maria 253 

Bastiaensz, Franciscus 644 

Bayard (see also de Bayard), Balthazar 49 

Bayard, Catharina 619 

Bayard, Pieter 54 

Bedlo, Catharina 144 

Bedlo, Sara 69 

Beeck (see also van Beeck), Marritje 116 

Beeck, Cornelia 191 

Beeckman, Johannes 634 

Beeckman, Wilhelmus 632 

Bennet, Maria 340 

Bicker, Victor 112 

Bickers, Tryntje 41 

Blaeck, Benjamin 152 

Blanck, Anna 295 

Blanck, Catharina 109 

Blanck, Claesje iii 

Blanck, Elsje 161 

Blanck, Jeuriaen 114 

Blanck, Jeuriaen 15 

Blanck, Margareta 83 

Blanck, Nicolaes 108 

Block, Willem 514 

Bloottgoet, Ibel 671 

Boelen, Aechtje 348 


Boelen, Jacob 371 

Boelen, Tryntie 6r 

BoGARDus, Willem 440 

Bon, Maria 428 



Hording, Claes 97 

BoRDiNGS, Tryntje 179 

BoRGER, Claes 7° 

BoRGER, Elsje 55' 

BoRGER, Hermannus 174 

BoRGER, Johannes 177 

Bosch, Albert 160 



Bosch, Hendrick 269 

Bosch, Jan Pietersen 590 

Breestede, Andries 92 

Breestede, Geertruyd 597 

Breestede, Jan 5^4 

Breestede, Jannetje 506 

Breestede, Simon 416 

Broeckholt, Anthony 309 

Brugwerton, (Brewerton), Joris (George) 296 

Buyell, (Boyle), Wilj am (William) 593 


Cannon, Lysbeth Jans 326 

Cappoens, Christina 499 

Carelszen, Joost 627 

Cavallier, John 213 

Claes, Aeltje 28 

Claes, Annetje 701 

Claes, Sophia 223 

Claes, Tryntie 113 

Claes, Willemtje 207 

Claeszen, Andries 124 

Clock (see also Klock), Catharina 372 

Clapper (see also Klopper) Corn (elis) 609 

Clopper, Johannes 610 

Coeley, Jan 470 

CoELEY, Lysbeth 47i 

CoERT, Anneken 276 


Colevelt, Laurens 280 



CoRNELis, Elisabeth 36 


Cornelis, Janneken 695 

Cornelis, Jannetje 582 

CoRNELis, Lysbeth 107 

Cornelis, Marritje 13 

Cornelis, Marritje 407 

CoRNELis, Marritje 581 




Cornelisen, Frans 589 

Corneliszen, Arie 642 

Corneliszen, Hendrick 641 

Corneliszen, Pieter 1 18 

Corneliszen, Theunis 702 



Corszen, Jan 398 

CozYNS^ Grietie 653 

Cregier (see also Kregiers), Marten 80 

Cregier, Thomas 8i 

Crundall, Albert 387 



Daniels, Annetje 8 

Davids, Metje 250 

DE Bayard (see also Bayard), Nicolaes 508 

DE BooG, Catharina 633 

DE Clerck, Daniel 652 

DE FoREEST, Hendrick 535 

de Foreest, Isaac 302 

DE Foreest, Isaac .- 299 

de Foreest, Jan 54© 

DE Foreest, Susanna 72 

DE Grauw, Arent Leendlrtszen 291 

DE Grauw, Herman 285 

de Grauw, Leendert 237 

DE Groot, Dirck Janszen 287 

DE Groot, Jacor 677 

DE Groot, Jan 675 

DE Groef, Adolph Pietersen 456 

DE Groef, Agnietie 458 

DE Groef, Maria 459 

DE Haes, Geertruyd- 525 

de Hardt, Jacobus 192 

DE Key, Jacob 65 

DE Key, Janneken 297 

DE Key, Theunis 361 

DE Kleyn, Huyg Barentszen 423 

DE Kleyn, Leendert 419 

DE Kleyn, Willemyntie 575 

DE Koninck (see also Koning), Jacob 273 

DE la chair, HeYLTJE 212 

DE la Montagne, Jan 413 

DE la Montagne, Maria 661 

de la Montagne, Vincent 243 

DE la noy, Abraham 281 

DE la noy, CaTALINA 396 


DE LA Val (see also der Val(l)), Rebecca 125 

DE Meyert (see also Meyert), Catharina 435 

DE Meyert, Debora 158 

DE Meyert, Lysbeth 480 

DE Meyert, Nicolaes 478 



DE Meyert, Wilhelmus 6i8 

DE Mill, Anthony 5i5 

de Mill, Isaac 623 

DE Mill, Pieter 517 

DE Mill, Sara 518 

DE Moor, Thomas 550 

DE Negrin, Susanna 549 

DE Peyster, Abraham 519 

DE Peyster, Catharina 520 

de Peyster, Johannes 445 

DE Peyster, Maria 447 

DE Potter, Elizabeth 143 

de Pu, Nicolaes 272 

DE Riemer, Isaac 73 

DE Riemer, Margareta 74 

DE Riemer, Pieter 71 

DER Val(l) (see also de la Val), Jan 330 

der Val(l), Willem 126 

de Silla, Nicasius 418 

DE Silla, Walburg 441 

DE Vos, Catalina 271 

DE Vries, Jan 691 

DE Vries, Wyntie 651 

DE Waran, Ambrosius 547 

DE Windel, Janneken 100 

de Winder, Elias 502 

Dey (see also Dye), Theunis 637 

d'Honnour, Guiljam 482 

DiRCKS, Aefje 457 

DiRCKS, Geertje 284 

DiRcx, Egbertje 270 

DiRCX, Harmentje 345 

Dircxen, Adriaen 210 

DiRCXEN, Jan 303 

Dominicus, Claesje 234 

Drisius, Samuel 141 

DuuRSTEDE, Magdaleentje 377 

Duycking, Anneken 489 

DuYCKiNG, Cytie 514 

Duycking, Evert 511 

Duycking, Gerrit 497 

Duycking, Maria 206 


Dye {see also Dey), Dirck 587 

Dye, Jannetje 588 




Ebel, Clara 391 

Ebel, Pieter 392 

Elbertszen, Gysbert 208 

Elswaert, Brechtie 605 

Elswaert, Clement 631 

Emanuels, Barbara 645 

Emanuels, Claes 690 

Engelbert, Anna Maria 630 

Ennes, Sara 476 

Etsal, Judith 153 

Evertzen, Jan 268 


Fellaert^ Helena 344 

Flaesbeeck, Barent 537 

Flaesbeeck, Femmetje 536 

Fluyt,Dirck 601 


Fockenszen, Egbert 682 

Frans^ Catalina 105 

Frans, Jannetje 592 

Frans, Sara 687 

Franszen, Claes 408 

Franszen, Dirck 373 

Franszen, Jacob 560 

Franszen, Thymon 569 

Fredericxen, Arent 256 

Fredricx, Lysbeth 79 

Fredricx, Rebecca 133 


Gerrits, Aefje 484 

Gerrits, Ariaentje 313 

Gerrits, Margrietie 676 

Gerrits, Vrouwtje 655 

Gerritsen, Geurt 35 

Gerritszen, Cozyn 654 

Gerritszen, Hendrick 245 

Gerritszen, Otto 315 

GoDERUs, Franz 491 

Golis, Cregera 386 

Greevenraedt, Isaac 88 

Grevenraedt, Andries 76 

Grevenraedt, Elisabeth 140 

Grevenraedt, Metje 319 

Groenlant, Maria 122 



Gysberts, Aeltje 197 

Gysberts, Neeltje 209 


Hadders, Tryntie 606 

Hage, Bruyn 558 

Hagen, Margareta 351 

Harrerdinck, Jan 495 

Hardenberg, Gerrit 85 

Hardenberg, Sara 87 

Hardenbroeck, Anna 462 

Hardenbroeck, Casparus 231 

Hardenbroeck, Catharina 404 

Hardenbroeck, Johannes 464 

Hardenbroeck, Johannes 228 

Hardenrroeck, Metje 229 

Hassing, Bernardus 218 

Hassing, Geertruyd 639 

Hegemans, Benjamin 173 

Hegemans, Elisabeth 172 

Hellaecken, Willem 628 

Hendricks, Assuerus 566 

Hendricks, Geesje 625 

Hendricks, Maria 292 

Hendricks, Marritje 538 

Hendrickszen, Frederick 555 

Hendrickszen, Laurens 578 

Hendricx, Elsje 680 

Hendricx, Jannetje , 385 

Hendricx, Kniertje 442 

Hendricx, Margaretha 193 

Hendricx, Marritje 156 

Hendricx, Sara 181 

Hendricx, Wybrug 233 

Hendricxen, Evert 240 

Hercx, Belitje 170 

Hercx, Engeltje 267 

Hermans, Franqina 510 

Hej'crs, Walter 42 

Holt, Laurens 467 

Hooglant, Johannes 490 

Hooglant, Stoffel 82 

Hooker, Thomas 60 


Hybon, Barent 479 

Hybon, Jan 475 




Idens, Geesje , 436 

Idens, Rebecca 492 

Idens, Rebecca 643 

IsACZEN, Arent 450 

IsENDOORN, Judith 663 


Jacobs, Aefje 685 

Jacobs, Lysbeth 389 

Jacobs, Magdalena 561 

Jacobs, Marritie 667 

Jacobs, Marritje 659 

Jacobs, Teuntje 621 

Jacobzen, Lysbeth 375 

Jacobzen, Pieter 673 

Jans, Adriaentje 242 

Jans, Aecht 352 

Jans, Aeltje 488 

Jans, Albertje 532 

Jans, Anna Maria 162 

Jans, Annetje 449 

Jans, Annetje 545 

Jans, Baetje 289 

Jans, Catharina 705 

Jans, (^elitje 138 

Jans, Elsje 689 

Jans, Geertje 383 

Jans, Grietie 678 

Jans, Janneken 238 

Jans, Lysbeth 211 

Jans, Lysbeth 692 

Jans, Marritje 89 

Jans, Marritje 120 

Jans, Marritje 382 

Jans, Marritje 531 

Jans, Marritje 579 

Jans, Neeltje 567 

Jans, Sara 102 

Jans, Styntje 556 

Jans, Styntje 626 

Jans, Tryntie 388 

Janszen, Abraham 322 

Janszen, Anthony 320 

Janszen, Herman 604 

Janszen, Jeremias 317 

Janszen, Johannes 215 

Janszen, Joris 422 



Janszen^ Nicolaes 543 

Janszen, Pieter 314 

Janszen, Pieter 572 

Janszen, Pieter 658 

JiLLis, Grietie 430 

Jochemszen, David 500 

JoosTEN, Sara 622 


Joriszen, Borger 176 

Jurxen, Paulus 394 


Kerfbyl, Johannes 349 

Kermer, Abraham 251 

Kermer, Abraham 6 

Kermer^ Hendrick 367 

Keteltas, Evert 460 

Keteltas, Jan Evertszen 95 

Kierse, Grietje 261 

Kiersen, Janneken 544 


KierstedEj Catharina 380 

KiERSTEDE, Hans 336 

Kierstede, Lucas 137 

Kierstede, Rachel 55 

Kip^ Abraham 321 

Kip^ Baertje 304 

Kip, Jacob 660 

Kip, Jacobus 154 

Kip, Johannes 379 

Kip, Maria 662 

Kip, Rachel 136 

Kip, Tryntje 323 

Klock, (see also Clock) Albert 182 

Klock, Marten 184 

Klopper, (see also Clopper) Margareta 32 

Kockuyt, Joost 693 

Kolve, Jacob 262 

Koning, (see also de Koninck) Heyman 248 

Koock, Thomas 346 

Kreeftsberry, Olfert 165 

Kregier, (see also Cregier) Cornells 24 

Kregiers, (see also Cregier) Catharina 417 

Kroeck, Jan 526 


Langendyck, (see also van Lange(n)dyck) Geertie 586 

Langstraeten, Jan 530 




Laurence, Aeftje 48 

Laurens, Emmerentje 527 

Laurens, Hilletje 468 

Laurens, Tryntje 595 

Laurenszen, Thomas 119 

Laurenszen, Zacharias 198 

le Grand, Pieter 99 

Leydecker, Gerrit 365 

Leydsler, Jacob 128 

Leydsler, Susanna 129 

LiEUWES, Catharina 188 

Lieuweszen, Thomas 187 

Lillie, John 463 

LiPHENS, Tytie 616 

Lock, Claes 443 

LoDEWYCX, Carel 332 

Loockermans, Janneken 337 


Lubberts, Abraham 200 

LuBBERTS, Cornelia 444 

Lubberts, Lysbeth 600 

Lubberts, Maria 146 

Lucas, Elsje 683 

Lucas, Janneken 263 

Lucas, Lysbeth 61 

LuuRSEN, Charsten 195 


Mandevil, Grietje 68i 

Mandevil, Jillis 679 

Mans, (see also Mens) Engeltje 175 

Marius, Pieter Jacobszen 115 

Marsuryn, Susanna 96 

Martensen, Hendrick 697 

Mathysen, Abraham 34 

Maurits, Gysbertje 400 

Mauritszen, Jacob 438 

Mauritz, Anneken 39 

Mens, (see also Mans), Jacob 390 

Messier, Pieter Janszen 167 

Metselaer, Jan Adamszen 283 

Meyer, Pieter 290 

Meyert, (see also de Meyert) Andries 328 

Meyert, Hendrick Jilliszen go 

Meyert, Jan 570 

Meyrinck, Margariet 696 


Moll, Abraham 614 



Moll, Jan Janszen 369 


Moore, William 546 

Mortenauw, Daniel 703 


Nagel, Jeuriaen 258 

Nagel, Styntie 30 

Neering, Jan Willemszen 434 

NySj Pieier 437 


Obee, Hendrick 27 

Olphertsen, Seurt 37 

Oosterhaven, Hendrick 528 

Oosterhaven, Leendert 529 

Otten, John 221 


Parker, Rotgert 224 

Paulus, Styntie 393 

Peeck, Jan 56 

Peers, WiLLEM 260 

Philips, Jannetje 259 

Philips, Rachel 288 

Philips, Sarah 301 

Philipszen, Frederick 293 

Phoenix, Jacob 265 

Pieters, Engeltje 316 

Pieters, Engeltje 370 

Pieters, Hilletje 608 

Pieters, Margarietje 63 

Pieters, Maria 421 

Pieters, Marritie 216 

Pieters, Metje 541 

Pieters, Solomon 646 

Pieters, Tryntje 354 

Pieterse, Helena 33 

Pietersen, Christiaen 26 

Pieterszen, Daniel 225 

Pieterszen, Jacob 217 

Pieterszen, Jan 542 

Pieterszen, Jan 599 

Pieterszen, Marritje 598 

Plettenburg, Grietje 22 

Pluvier, Cornelis 553 

Pluvier, Hester 568 

Post, Elias 14 




Post, Lodewyck 364 

Provoost, David 431 

Provoost, David 594 

Provoost, Elias 563 

Provoost, Jillis 429 

Provoost, Johannes 333 

Provoost, Jonathan 433 


Quick, Cornelis 359 

Quick, Geertje 196 

Quick, Gerritje 236 


Rappailje, Catharina 318 

Reyniers, Geertruyd 455 

Reyniers, Tryntie 454 

Reyniers, Tryntje 596 

Richard, Paulus 139 

Ringo, Albertus 411 

Robbertson, John 194 

RoELEFS, Catharina 190 


Roelofszen, Boele 357 

Roelofszen, Jan 617 

RoMBOUT, Francois 43 

Romers, Hendrick 406 

Room, Jan Willemszen 252 

Room, Willem Jansz 381 


Roos, Aefje 246 

Roos, Cornelia 562 

Roos, Gerrit Jantze 9 

Rosenvelt, Elsje 9-1 

Rutgers, Magdaleentje 401 

Rutgers, Sara 241 

Rug, Catharina 350 

Rycking, Abraham 698 


Santvoort, Jacob Abrahamszen 465 

Sarley, Anthony 648 

Schepmoes, Aeltje 94 

schepmoes, joepje 86 

Schepmoes, Urseltje 374 


Schouten, Jan loi 






ScHRiCK, Susanna 308 

ScHUURMANS, Geesje 557 

ScHUURMANs, Lysbeth 559 

ScHUYLERj Brant 334 

Schuyler, Geertruyd 274 

Selyns, Henricus 306 

Servaes, Gys 668 

Seurt, Olphert 31 

Simons, Hendrickje 512 

Sipkens, Jan 552 

Sinclaer, Robert 205 

Slichtenhorst, Lysbeth 666 

Slot, Jan Pieterszen 235 

Smit, Philip 84 

Smit, John 148 

Stavast, Claes Jansz 483 

Stavast, Jannetje 486 

Steentjens, Christina 481 

Steeniuyck, Cornells 75 

Stephenszen, Isaac 45 

Stephenszen, Jan 62 

Stephenszen, Pieter 522 

Stevens, Elisabeth 451 

Stojfelzen, Reyer 384 

Stoutenburg, Engeltje 427 

Stoutenburg, Jannetje 412 

Stoutenburg, Pieter 425 

Stoutenburg, Tobias ii 

Stoutenburg, Wyntie 226 

Stultheer, Francyntje 576 

Stuyvensant, Petrus 664 

Stuyvesant, Nicolaes Willem 665 

Swart, Jacob 620 


Teller, Helena 44 

Teller, Jacob 65 

TEN Broeck, Hendrick Wesselsz 505 

ten Eyck, Coenraed 7 

TEN Eyck, Coenraed (Jr.) 169 

TEN Eyck, Dirck 347 

TEN Eyck, Tobias 171 

Theunis, Hillegond 68 

Theunis, Sara 257 

Theunis, Wyntie 669 

Theuniszen, Dirck 104 



Thomas, Adriaentje 548 

Thomas, Aeltje 635 

Thomas, Annetje 368 

Thomas, Josyntie 649 

Thomas, Metje 397 

Thomas, Sara 35^ 

Thomaszen, Jan 656 

Thomaszen, Johannes 684 

Thotill, Jeremias 298 

Thymens, Elsje 127 

Thyssen, Anna 405 

Tiebout, Herck 700 

Tienhoven, Jannetje 147 

Tienhoven, Lucas 178 

Timmer, Wyd 585 


Toll, Cornelia . 282 

TuRCK, Maria 5 

TuRCK, Paulus 3 


VAN Beeck, (see also Beeck) Conradus 688 

VAN Bommel, Jan Hendr(icksz) 523 

VAN BoRSUM, Annetje 93 

VAN BoRSUM, Annetje 201 

VAN BoRSUM, Egbert 202 





VAN Brug, Anna 77 

VAN Brug, Helena 362 

VAN Brug, Johannes 189 

VAN Cortlant, Catharina 331 

van Cortlant, Cornelia 335 

van Cortlant, Jacobus 307 

VAN Cortlant, Stephanus 305 

van Couwenhoven, Johannes 686 

van Couwenhoven, Neeltie 219 

van Couwenhoven, Neeltje 554 

van Dam, Rip 311 

van Dartelbeeck, Jacomyntie 615 

VAN DuuRSEN, Pieter Abrahamsz 342 

VAN DE ClyFF, DiRCK 624 

VAN DEN Berg, Frederick Gysbertsz 145 

VAN DER Beeck, Hester 16 





VAN DER Grift, Christina 131 

VAN DER Grift, Grietje 439 

VAN DER Grift, Jacob Leendertszen 132 

VAN DER Grift, Maria 52 

van DER Grift, Nicolaes 134 

VAN DER Grift, Rachel 135 

VAN DER Groef, (see also de Groef) Pieter 203 




VAN DER Spiegel, Johannes 312 

VAN DER Spiegel, Lysbeth 300 

VAN DER Spiegel, Sara 310 

VAN DER Veen, Catharina 432 

VAN DE Water, Adriaentie 613 

van de Water, Hendr(ick) 612 


van de Woestyne, Catalyntie 670 

VAN Dyck, Janneken 469 

VAN Dyck, Lidia 479 

VAN Feurden, Hendrick Jansz 355 

VAN Flensburg, Jan Janszen 574 

VAN Gelder, Hester 20 

VAN Gelder, Johannes 17 

van Gelder, Johannes 247 

VAN GiESEN, Anna Maria 214 

VAN Gilden, Gerrit 98 


VAN Hoogten, Lysbeth Frans 573 

VAN Hoogten, Maria 360 

van Hoorn, Cornells Janszen 163 

VAN Imburg, Gysbert 58 

VAN Imburg, Lysbeth 57 

VAN Laer, Jannetie 415 

van Laer, Stoffel Gerritszen 706 

van Langevelt, Corn(elis) 121 

VAN Lange(n)dyck, (see also Langendyck) Jan Jansz. __ 493 

van Lange(n)dyck, Jan Janszen 602 

VAN Lang(n)dyck, Pieter Janszen 603 

van Naerden, Pieter 353 

van Nieuwenhuysen. fVilhelmus 40 

van Quisthout, Jan Janszen 533 

van Sauen, Jacob 264 

van Steenbergen, Styntje 286 

VAN 's Gravenswaert, Geertruyd Jans 220 

VAN Swanenburg, Johanna 294 


VAN Tricht, Gerrit 51 




VAN Veen, Margareta 46 

VAN Vleck, Anna 266 

VAN Vleck, Isaac 395 

VAN Vleck, Magdalena 466 

VAN VoRST, Anna 571 


van Westveen, Gerrit Corn(elis) 225 

Veenvos, Daniel 130 

Verduyn, Cornelis 180 

Verhulst, Jacobus 341 

Verleth, Judith 509 

Verleth, Susanna , 539 

Vermeere, Theuntie 704 

Vermeulen, Margareta 6u 

Vincent, Jan 448 

Vinge, Jan 564 


Wantenaer, Albert 607 

Waldron, Daniel 240 

Waldron, Marritje 244 

Waldron, Sara 279 

Waldron, W^illem 426 

Waldrons, Annetje 414 

Walgraef, Joris 402 

Walis, Anna 409 

Webrer, Arnout 694 

If'ebbcr, Wolfert 410 

Webber, Wolfert 636 

Webbers, Hester 343 

Wessels, Christina 66 

Wessels, Christina 473 

Wessels, Evert 485 

Wessels, Grietje 494 

Wessels, Hartman 325 

Wessels, Hendrickje 155 

Wessels, Henriette 149 

Wessels, Hermanus 378 

Wessels, Laurens 487 

Wessels, Maria 151 

Wessels, Warnar 106 

Wesselszen, Jan 577 


WiLLEMS, Marritje i68 

Willemszen, Jan 78 

Willemszen, Reynier 452 

Willemszen, Rutgert 399 

Witsvelt, Justus no 

WoLSUM, Magdalena 420 

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Adopted April 30, i88s- 
As Amended April 6, igii. 

Article I. 


Section i. This organization shall be called 

Article IL 

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 

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 in America, wherein shall be particularly set 
forth the part belonging to that element in the growth 
and development of American character, institutions, 
and progress. 

Article III. 


Section i. No one shall be eligible as 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. 


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 ofRce for one 



year and until their successors are elected. There shall 
also be chosen from its members twenty Trustees. 
Those elected at the first election shall divide them- 
selves into four classes of five each; one class to hold 
ofBce 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 

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 member, the Vice- 
President for the county in which such member has 
resided shall represent the Society and procure the 
necessary material for an appropriate memorial sketch 
to be inserted in the Year Book. 

Section 2. The 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 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 
member 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 

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 satisfac- 
tory explanation or excuse, shall be deemed equivalent 
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 

Section 7. The Trustees shall, from time to time, 
make by-laws, rules and regulations, and appoint 




Standing committees and sub-committees on matters 
not herein determined. 

Article VI. 


Section i. Candidates for admission must be 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- 

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 affirmative 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 adjournment 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 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 

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. 


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 unani- 
mous consent. At least ten days' notice shall be given 
to the members of all meetings of the Society. 



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

Article VIII. 


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

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 recommen- 
dation 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. 



As Amended March 12, 1914. 

I. Order of Business. 

At all meetings of the Society, the order of business 
shall be as follows: 

I. Reading the minutes of the previous meeting. 
Reports of officers. 
Election of officers. 
Reports of committees. 
Miscellaneous business. 

2. Meetings of Trustees. 

The Trustees shall hold stated meetings on the second 
Thursday of each March, June, October and Decem- 

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 pedi- 
gree 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 



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 

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 may expend the funds of 
this Society for that purpose, but not to exceed a total 
amount of twenty-five dollars in any one quarter of a 
year, unless especially authorized by the Trustees. 
Said committee shall consist of three members. 

9. Committee 


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 quar- 
ter of a year, unless especially authorized by the Trus- 
tees. 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 other- 
wise appropriated by the Board of Trustees. 

II. Centers 



II. Centers Entitled to a Vice-President. 

Any county in which there may be ten resident mem- 
bers 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 temporary Vice- 
Presidents for other localities, appropriately delimited 
and containing ten members or more, and may recom- 
mend 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. 



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 Hol- 
land, 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, of Oxford. 

"In the year 1565, immediately after the decrees of 
the Council of Trent were promulgated, Philip II. 
determined to put them in force throughout his do- 
minions. Accordingly, he now made a more vehement 




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, 'Viveni les Gueux!' — 
'Hurrah for the Beggars!' When dinner was over, 
Brederode, having hung a beggar's wallet around hi? 
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!' 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 Gueux, or Beg- 
gars, which has become famous throughout Europe, 
had its origin at a social feast; for it often happens that 
the most important and serious afifairs 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 

One of these medals was worn by William of Orange 
at the time of his assassination. 

The following is the description, translated bv the 
first Secretary of the Society, Mr. Geo. W. Van Siclen, 
from Van Loon's Nederlandsche Penn'mmn. 



"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 affair 
so far that meetings were held, first at Breda, and after- 
ward 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 confeder- 
ates, 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 confederates did not delay in demanding an audi- 
ence. 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, 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-Gen- 
eral, 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, re- 
ceived 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 con- 
federate 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 
Geuzen, 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 

"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, while always remaining faithful to his King, not 
only would he risk, everything in defence of the liber- 
ties of the country, although he might be reduced to 
carrying 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 'Fivent les Gueux!' 

"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 
received, 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 pov- 
erty 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 University of Louvain. He never forgot his por- 
ringer. 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 orna- 
mented 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 distinguished men of genius, the meanness of 
whose extraction might seem to condemn them to dark- 

"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 


"The gourd or bottle had its origin from the usage 
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, sepa- 
rated, one in each corner formed by the crossed hands 
and wallets. 

Plaster casts of originals of various sizes, in the 
Museum 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 Tiffany & 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 TifTany & Co. rpTTT? 




At the annual meeting of the society, April 6, 1897, 
the society adopted a button, to be worn on occasions 
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., 
corner 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. 



To February i, 191 6 

Books by Gift, Purchase and Exchange 

From Bank of Manhattan Company: 
Ships and Shipping of Old New York. 

From Charles Edwin Booth: 

The Vanderlip, Van Derlip, Vander Lippe Family 
in America. 

From The Century Association: 
Year Book 1915. 

From Edward A. Collier, D.D.: 
A History of Old Kinderhook. 

From Columbia University: 

Bulletin of Information, Catalogue 1914-15. 
Annual Reports 191 5. 

From Empire State Society, Sons of the American 
Revolution : 

Year Book 1915-1916. 



From De Kamer van Koophandel en Fabrieken te 
Jaarverslag — 1914. 

From Fairmount Park Art Association: 
Year Book 1915. 

From The Historical Society of Pennsylvania: 
The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biog- 
raphy, Vol. XXXIX, 191 5. 

From Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio: 
Quarterly, Vol. X, 191 5. 

From Interstate Commerce Commission: 
Twenty-ninth Annual Report, 191 5. 

From Rev. Charles Maar: 
Post Family Genealogy. 

From Maatschappij der Nederlandsche Letterkunde: 

Handelingen en Mededeelingen 1913-1914. 

Levensberichten der afgestorven medeleden 1913- 

De ontsiering van stad en land en hare bestrijding. 

Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsche Taal — en Letter- 
kunde (5 books). 

From The Michigan Historical Commission: 

Volumes 1-21 ; 28-38 inclusive, and Indexes Nos. i 
and 2 of the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Col- 
lections. Volumes 22 to 27 are out of print but 
are being republished and will be forwarded as 
they come from the press. 



From New Hampshire Historical Society: 

Collections, Vol. XI : The Indian Stream Republic 
and Luther Parker. 

From The New Haven Colony Historical Society: 
Reports for 1915. 

From New Jersey Historical Society: 
Proceedings 1915-1916. 

From The New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Record, Volume XLVI, 1915. 

From The New York Historical Society: 
Memorial of Colonel Andrew Warner. 
Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities. 
Catalogue of the Gallery of Art. 

From New York State Historical Association: 
Volume XIII, Proceedings. 

From The "Old Northwest" Genealogical Society: 
Quarterly, Volume XV. 

From The Pennsylvania Society: 

William Uhler Hensel — An Appreciation. 
Year Book 1915. 

From St. Nicholas Society: 

Reprint of "The Pioneers of New York." 

From The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick: 
One Hundred and Thirty-first Anniversary Dinner 
Book, 1915. 



From Smithsonian Institution: 

Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Conference of His- 
torical Societies. 

From Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State 
of New York: 
Bulletin No. 4. 

From The State Historical Society of Iowa: 
The Iowa Journal of History and Politics, 1915. 

From The University Club: 
Year Book 19 15. 

From the Union League Club: 
Year Book 1915. 

From University of Tennessee: 

Record, January, 191 5 — Biennial Report. 

From Lawrence Van Alstyne: 
First Settlers of Schenectady. 

From Abram Wakeman: 

History and Reminiscences of Lower Wall Street 
and Vicinity. 

From Mrs. Frederick A. Waldron: 

Report of the National Society of United States 
Daughters of 181 2 and Constitution. 

From William H. Wanzer: 

Some Old Family and Neighborhood Burying 
Grounds of Albany County, N. Y. (Manuscript 
illustrated by survey map.) 

From The Western Reserve Historical Society: 
Annual Report for 1914-1915, Tract No. 95. 






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 

Roberta. 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 

William Leverich Brower 1913 

Gerard Beekman 1915 


for new york 

Robert Barnwell Roosevelt 

Maus Rosa Vedder 

Charles H. Truax 

Warner Van Norden 

Charles H. Truax 

Samuel D. Coykendall 

Tunis G. Bergen 

Lucas L. Van Allen 




John L. Riker 1901 

Samuel Verplanck Hoffman 1906 

William Leverich Brower 1911 

Gerard Beekman 1913 

J. Maus Schermerhorn 1915 

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 

John Lott Nostrand 1913 

John Van Vorst Booraem 1914 

Albert Van Brunt Voorhees, Jr 1915 

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 

William F. Wyckoff 1909 

James Cornell Van Siclen 1913 


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 

William L. Heermance 1898 

Charles R. Dusenberry 1900 

Peter J. Elting 1902 

Joseph Hasbrouck, M.D 1904 

Eugene Elsworth 1906 

John B. Kouwenhoven 1909 

Charles Dusenberry, Jr 1911 

Elias Warner Dusenberry 1913 

William M. Vanderhoof 1915 


Frank Hasbrouck 1887 

Edward Elsworth 1894 

Rev. a. p. Van Gieson 1905 

Irving Elting 1907 

Martin Heermance 1909 

J. Wilson Poucher 19 11 

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 

Jacob Le Fevre 1901 

Jesse 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 

Frank J. Le Fevre 1915 


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 

for schenectady county, n. y. 

James Albert Van Voast 1886 

Giles Yates Van Der Bogert 1890 

John Livingston SwiTS 1893 

James Albert Van Voast 1895 

Thomas L. Barhydt 1896 

James R. Truax 1901 

Charles C. Duryee 1907 

Horace Silliman Van Voast 1912 

William G. Schermerhorn 1915 


Frederick Van Wyck 1913 

Robert Lefferts 1914 

central new york^ 

Formerly Onondaga County, N. Y., igoi to igis 

William H. Blauvelt 1913 

Edward J. Wynkoop 1914 

John Van Duyn 1915 

for hudson county, n. j. 

Theodore Romeyn Varick 1886 

J. Howard Suydam 1887 

Henry M. T. Beekman 1888 

Isaac L Vander Beek 1889 

George Clippinger Varick 1890 

Henry Traphagen 1891 

Cornelius C. Van Reypen 1892 

Francis L Vander Beek 1893 

Garret D aniel Van Reipen 1894 

' See p. 120, 1915 Year Book. 




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 

John Warren Hardenbergh 1901 

Daniel Van Winkle 1902 

John J. Voorhees 1903 

John J. Voorhees, Jr 1904 

Everest B. Kiersted 1905 

Reynier J. Wortendyke 1906 

Marshall Van Winkle 1907 

Thomas E. Van Winkle 1909 

Jacob R. Wortendyke 1910 

James S. Newkirk 1911 

Hamilton Vreeland 1912 

De Witt Van Buskirk 1913 

William Van Keuren 1915 


George Frederick Schermerhorn 1886 

John Quackenbush 1891 

James M. Van Valen 1893 

John 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 1911 

Isaac I. Demarest 1912 

William H. Zabriskie 1913 



Byron G. Van Horne 1914 

Elmer Blauvelt 1915 

FOR PASSIAC county, N. J. 

Martin John Ryerson 1886 

John Hopper 1888 

Robert I. Hopper 1898 

Frank Van Cleve 1910 

J. Albert Van Winkle 1915 


JohnN. Jansen 1894 

Anson A. Voorhees 1896 

Moses J. DeWitt 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. DeWitt 1908 

Herbert S. Sutphen 1909 

Theron Y. Sutphen 1910 

James S. Polhemus 1912 

Henry Van Arsdale 1913 

Jacob T. B. Bogardus 1914 

Andrew H. DeWitt 1915 

for union county, n. j. 

Harry Vander Veer De Hart 1910 

Thomas McE. Debevoise 1912 

Philip Van R. Van Wyck 1914 

Frederick Arden Waldron 1915 

for monmouth county, n. j. 

D. Augustus Van Der Veer 1888 

William H. Vredenburg 1894 




Peter Stryker 1897 

William E. Truex 1899 



Henry H. Longstreet. 
David V. Perrine__. 
William Van Dorn. 

David V. Perrine 1911 

William H. Hendrickson 1914 

for morris county, N. J. 

Charles Edward Surdam 1912 

Harry Abraham Van Gilder 1914 

for united states army. 

Major-General Stewart Van Vliet 1890 

General Henry C. Hasbrouck 1901 

Colonel Charles K. Winne 1908 

Colonel Adelbert Cronkhite 1913 


Henry L. Van Winkle 1913 

FOR new England'. 
William Harman Van Allen 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 


George West Van Siclen 1885 

Theodore Melvin Banta 1891 

Henry Lawrence Bogert 1903 

Discontinued in 1911 

^ Comprising all of the Pacific " Comprising the New England 

Slope. I States. 




Henry Lawrence Bogart 191 1 

Edward Van Winkle 1912 


Edward Van Winkle 

John T. Conover 

Seward G. Spoor 


George West Van Siclen 

Abraham Van Santvoord 

Eugene Van Schaick 

Tunis G. Bergen 

Arthur H. Van Brunt 


Hooper C. Van Vorst 

William M. Hoes 

Wilhelmus Mynderse 

Abraham Van Santvoord 

George W. Van Slyck 

David Van Nostrand 

Henry Van Dyke 

George M. Van Hoesen 

Philip Van Volkenburgh, Jr 

Edgar B. Van Winkle 

W. A. Ogden Hegeman 

Herman W. Vander Poel 

George W. Van Siclen 

Benjamin F. Vosburgh 

Jacob Wendell 

George G. De Witt 

Robert Barnwell Roosevelt 

Lucas L. Van Allen 

Aaron J. Vanderpoel 

Henry S. Van Duzer 

Alexander T. Van Nest 

* Augustus Van Wyck 

Theodore M. Banta 

Chauncey M. Depew 

Now in office. 


Trustees — Continued 



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 

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 icjoi 

William L. Heermance 1902 

*Garret J. Garretson 1903 

Arthur H. Van Brunt, ex-officio 1903 

Henry L. Bogert, 

ex-ojpcio 1903 

Albert Vander Veer, ex-officio 1904 

Foster M. Voorhees 



Samuel V. Hoffman 1908 

*David D. Zabriskie 1908 

*Frank I. Vander Beek, Jr 1909 

*Alphonso T. Clearwater 1909 

*Evert Jansen Wendell 1909 

Arthur H. Masten 1910 

• Now in office. 


Trustees — Continued 


Henry 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 

*JoHN Everitt Van Nostrand 1912 

*Edward Van Winkle, ex-officio 19 12 

*Henry L. Bogert 1913 

*JoHN Leonard Varick 1913 

*Seymour Van Santvoord 1914 

*Edward De Witt 1914 

*William Brinkerhoff 1915 

Centers formerly represented by a Vice-President but not 
now represented. See Article 11 of the By-Laws. 

for columbia county, n. y. 

Augustus W. Wynkoop 

Aaron J. Vanderpoel 

Peter Van Schaick Pruyn 

Pierre Van Buren Hoes 

Charles King Van Vleck 

John C. DuBois 

Discontinued in 1907 

for montgomery county, n. y. 

Walter L. Van Denbergh 

Alfred De Graaf 

John H. Starin 

Martin Van Buren 

John D. Wendell 

tinued in 1906 



for greene county, n. y. 

Evert Van Slyke 1886 

Philip V. Van Orden 1898 

Discontinued in 1906 
* Now in office. 





William 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 

for rockland county, n. y. 

Garret Van Nostrand 1886 

Cornelius R. Blauvelt 1892 

Isaac C. Haring 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 

Re-established in igo6 as Erie County 




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 

FOR STATEN island, N. Y. 

William Prall 1890 

James D. Van Hoevenberg 1891 

Discontinued in 1894 

Re-established in igo6 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 

Discontinued in 1913. 




John Van Duyn 1901 

Forbes Heermans 1 904 

Francis Hendricks 1905 

John Marsellus 1906 

Rasselas a. Bonta 1908 

William H. Blauvelt 1910 

Discontinued in 1913 
Re-estahlishcd in igis as Central New York. 


Formerly "Staten Island" — 1890 to 1894 
Re-established in igo6 

Calvin D. Van Name 1906 

David Barcalow Van Name 1911 

Discontinued in 1914. 



Appointed by the President on April 12, IQI S 

Banquet of 1916: 

John Leonard Varick, Chairman 
John Everitt Van Nostrand 
Frank Isaac Vander Beek, Jr. 
William Brinkerhoff 
Evert Jansen Wendell 
Gerard Beekman 
Edward Van Winkle 

Finance : 

Edward Covert Hulst, Chairman 
David Demarest Zabriskie 
Seymour Van Santvoord 

Genealogy : 
John Wright Vrooman, Chairman 
Frank Hasbrouck 
William Leverich Brower 

History and Tradition: 

Garret James Garretson, Chairman 
Henry Lawrence Bogert 
Tunis G. Bergen 
Gerard Beekman 
Edward Van Winkle 


Evert Jansen Wendell, Chairman 

John Leonard Varick 

Gerard Beekman 

Arthur Hoffman Van Brunt 

Edward Van Winkle 

committees iq/5-/916 

Memorials : 

Frank Hasbrouck, Chairman 
J. Maus Schermerhorn 
Tunis G. Bergen 
Augustus Van Wyck 

Statue to William the Silent: 
Tunis G. Bergen, Chairman 
Augustus Van Wyck 
Henry Lawrence Bogert 
Garret James Garretson 
David Demarest Zabriskie 
Alphonso Trumpbour Clearwater 
Dr. Albert Vander Veer 

Henricus Selyns' Records: 
Tunis G. Bergen, Chairman 
William Leverich Brower 
Edward Van Winkle 
Seward Goetschius Spoor 




Name Address Admitted 

Abeel, John Howard New York City 1904 

Ackerman, Albert Ammerman San Diego, Cal 1907 

Ackerman, Clinton D Paterson, N. J 1915 

Ackerman, George H Passaic, N. J 1907 

Ackerman, John Edmund Passaic, N. J 1907 

Ackerman, J. Walter Auburn, N. Y 1907 

Ackerman, William Sickles Paterson, N. J 1907 

Ackerson, Garret G Hackensack, N. J 1908 

Ackerson, James B. Passaic, N. J 1908 

Adriance, Harris Ely Englewood, N. J 1887 

Adriance, Henry Benson New York City 1896 

Adriance, I. Reynolds Poughkeepsie, N. Y.__ 1887 

Adriance, John Erskine Poughkeepsie, N. Y.__ 1887 

Adriance, Peter Poughkeepsie, N. Y.__ 1896 

Adriance, William A Poughkeepsie, N. Y.__ 1887 

Allerton, Walter Scott Mt. Vernon, N. Y.-- 1914 

Amerman, Frederick Herbert Montclair, N. J 1889 

Amerman, James Lansing Passaic, N. J 1894 

Amerman, William Henry Houghton.-Garden City, N. Y.__ 1888 
Amerman, William Henry Houghton, Jr.Garden City, N. Y.__ 1907 

Amerman, William Libbey New York City 1889 

Anthony, Richard A New York City 1888 

Aten, William Henry Brooklyn, N. Y 1909 

Auten, Harry Fish Trenton, N. J 1901 


Baker, Willard Sharon, Ct 191 1 

Banta, Albert Zabriskie Rockville Centre, N.Y. 1914 

Banta, Edward Woodruff New York City 1900 

Banta, Walter Augustus Brooklyn, N. Y 1896 

Barhydt, Thomas Low Schenectady, N. Y 1899 

Bates, Lindon Wallace New York City 1907 

Bayles, William Harrison Verona, N. J 1908 

Baylis, Robert N Bloomfield, N. J 1906 

Beekman, Alston Red Bank, N. J 1904 

Beekman, Gerard New York City 1885 



Name Address Admitted 

Beekman, Henr>' M. T New York City 1886 

Benson, Arthur Davis New York City 191 1 

Bergen, A. Beekman Newton, Pa 1909 

Bergen, Francis H Summit, N. J 1890 

Bergen, James J Somerville, N. J 1888 

Bergen, John Brooklyn, N. Y 1912 

Bergen, Teunis J Brooklyn, N. Y._-__ 1914 

Bergen, Tunis G Brooklyn, N. Y 1885 

Bergen, Van Brunt Brooklyn, N. Y 1886 

Berrj', John F Brooklyn, N. Y 1890 

Blauvelt, Elmer Oradell, N. J 1902 

Blauvelt, Ernest E Paterson, N. J 191 1 

Blauvelt, George A Monsey, N. Y 1915 

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 Palisades, N. Y 1907 

Bleecker, Theophylact Bache Cold Spring Harbor, 

L. I.- 1889 

Bloodgood, Francis Milwaukee, Wis. 1889 

Bloodgood, Hildreth K New York City 1889 

Bloomingdale, James Saratoga Springs, 

N. Y._ 1904 

Bogardus, Henry J Jersey City, N. J 1915 

Bogardus, Jacob T. B East Orange, N. J.— 1900 

Bogart, John New York City 1885 

Bogart, John Benjamin New York City ig'O 

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, Gilbert P Glen Ridge, N. J 1915 

Bogert, Henry L Flushing, N. Y 1889 

Bogert, John Jacob New York City 1908 

Bogert, Matthew J. Demarest, N. J 1905 


Name Address Admitted 

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 

Bonta, Frank Manley Syracuse, N. Y 1914 

Bonta, RoUin Adelbert Syracuse, N. Y 1914 

Booraem, John Van Vorst Brooklyn, N. Y 1886 

Bradt, Aaron John Schenectady, N. Y 1899 

Bradt, Herbert Schuyler Dongan Hills, N. Y._ 1913 

Bradt, S. Vedder Schenectady, N. Y. 1891 

Bradt, Warren Lansing Albany, N. Y 1907 

Bradt, William H Schenectady, N. Y 1900 

Brevoort, Edward Renwick New York City 1907 

Brevoort, James Renwick Yonkers, N. Y 1887 

Brinckerhoff, Alexander Gordon Brooklyn, N. Y 1888 

Brinckerhoff, Charles Fuller, Jr New York City 1912 

Brinckerhoff, Gurdon Grant New York City 1905 

Brinckerhoff, Gurdon Grant, Jr New York City 1905 

Brinckerhoff, Henry Gordon Newton Centre, Mass. 1913 

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 Citjs 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 

Brewer, Abraham T. H Chicago, 111 1886 

Brower, David Brooklyn, N. Y 1891 

Brower, Ward New York City 1898 

Brower, William Leverich New York City 1885 

Brown, James Hudson Stamford, Ct. 1896 

Bush, Irving T New York City 1909 

Christiancy, Cornelius Port Orange, Fla 191 1 

Clearwater, Alphonso T Kingston, N. Y 1885 



Name Address Admitted 

Clearwater, Ralph Davis Kingston, N. Y 1906 

Clute, Jesse H New York Citj' 1911 

Cole, Cornelius A Hackensack, N. J 1908 

Cole, Peter Lozier Brooklyn, N. Y 1915 

Collett, Samuel D Brooklyn, N. Y 1915 

Conover, Charles Tallmadge Seattle, Wash 1897 

Conover, Frank B Long Branch, N. J... 1887 

Conover, Frank E New York City 1888 

Conover, Frederic King Madison, AVis. 1891 

Cortelyou, George Bruce New York City 1904 

Coykendall, John Newark, N. J 1909 

Coykendall, Russell A Jersey City, N. J 1915 

Cronkhite, Adelbert Willetts Point, L. I.-_ 1906 

Crum, Frederick Henn,' River Edge, N. J 1914 

Cruser, Matthias Van Dyke Brooklyn, N. Y 1890 

Cuyler, Thomas De Witt Haverford, Pa 1887 

De Bevoise, Charles Richmond, Jr Newark, N. J 1914 

De Bevoise, Cornelius S Brooklyn, N. Y 1898 

Debevoise, George New York City 1895 

Debevoise, 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 Graff. 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 igu 

Denise, David D Freehold, N. J 1888 


Name Address Admitted 

Denise, Edwin Stanton Baltimore, Md 1898 

Depew, Chauncey M New York City 1885 

De Pew, Pierre H Nyack, N. Y 191 1 

De Pew, Ralph Huyler _____Nyack, N. Y 1914 

de Peyster, Frederic Ashton New York City 1909 

De Witt, Andrew Heermance Maplewood, N. J 1906 

DeWitt, Edward Englewood, N. J 1902 

De Witt, J. Walter Newark, N. J 1904 

DeWitt, Jerome Binghamton, N. Y.___ 1888 

DeWitt, Jerome Pennington Newark, N. J 1908 

De Witt, Macdonald Brooklyn, N. Y 1915 

De Witt, Moses J Newark, N. J 1888 

DeWitt, Sutherland Elmira, N. Y 1890 

DeWitt, Theodore New York City 1902 

De Witt, Thomas May Cleveland, O 1891 

De Witt, William Cantine Kingston, N. Y._____ 1914 

De Witt, William G New York City 1885 

Dey, Morris Amsterdam, N. Y 1913 

Dey, Richard V San Francisco, Cal 1892 

Deyo, Andrew Yonkers, N. Y 1892 

Deyo, Emery Weehawken, N. J 1905 

Deyo, Norman LeRoy Poughkeepsie, N. Y.__ 1911 

Deyo, Perry New Paltz, N. Y 1907 

Dej'o, Solomon Le Fevre New York City 1892 

Deyo, Walter Christian Hoboken, N. J 1905 

Dillenbeck, Morris H New York City 1885 

Dingman, John H Poughkeepsie, N. Y.— 1915 

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 1911 

Dolson, William Hamilton New York City 1910 

Douw, Charles G Scotia, N. Y 1887 

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, Harry H New York City 1898 



Name Address Admitted 

Duryee, Gustavus Abeel Pelham Manor, N.Y._ 1889 

Duryee, Harvey Hoag Los Angeles, Cal 1898 

Dur3'ee, Jacob Eugene Los Angeles, Cal 1891 

Dunee, Joseph R. New York City 1885 

Duryee, Peter Stanford Englewood, N. J 1899 

Dusenberry, Charles, Jr Tuckahoe, N. Y 1898 

Dusenberry, Charles R Yonkers, N. Y 1898 

Dusenberry, Elias Warner Bronxville, N. Y 1898 

Dusenberry, James Dudley New York City 1914 

Dusenbury, Edwin Coles Lake Mahopac, N. Y. 1901 

Dusenbury, Henry Genet Cedar Grove, N. J.,- 1905 

Dutcher, Charles Mason Montclair, N. J 1906 

Dutcher, De Witt P Brooklyn, N. Y 1906 

Dutcher, Frank J. Hopedale, Mass 1902 

Dutcher, Malcolm B Westfield, N. J 1906 

Dutcher, Robert R. Brooklyn, N. Y 1906 

Dutcher, William A Poughkeepsie, N. Y.__ 191 1 

Earl, Edward Montclair, N.J 191 1 

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 Haven, Ct 1888 

Elmendorf, William Burgess Albany, N. Y 1892 

Elsworth, Edward Wead Watertown, N. Y 1887 

Elsworth, Eugene Irvington, N. Y 1897 

Elting, Irving Brookline, Mass 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 


Name Address Admitted 


Fosburgh, J. B. A Irvington, N. Y 1913 

Freer, Alfred Maurice, Jr New York City 1906 

Garretson, Garret J Elmhurst, N. Y 1887 

Garretson, James Elmhurst, N. Y 191 1 

Garretson, Mitchell P New York City 1909 

Glen, Henry Schenectady, N. Y 1915 

Goelet, Robert Newport. R. I 1901 

Goelet, Robert Walton Newport. R. I. 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, O 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 

Gulick, Luther H New York City 1915 


Hance, John Atkinson New York City 191 1 

Hanson, Arthur Taber Mt. Vernon, N. Y 1908 

Hardenbergh, John Warren Jersey City, N. J 1891 

Hardenbergh, Thomas Eddy New York City 1907 

Haring, James Smith Crafton, Pa 1898 

Haring, Teunis A Hackensack, N. J 1907 

Hasbrouck, Alfred Washington, D. C.__ 1890 

Hasbrouck, Bruyn New Paltz, N. Y 1907 

Hasbrouck, Cornelius Van Dyke Rosendale, N. Y. 1903 

Hasbrouck, Frank Poughkeepsie, N. Y.__ 1886 

Hasbrouck, Garrett Roosa Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. 1900 

Hasbrouck, Gilbert D. B Kingston, N. Y 1890 

Hasbrouck, Howard New York City 1892 

Hasbrouck, Isaac E. Brooklyn, N. Y 1889 

Hasbrouck, James Foster Larchmont Manor, 

N. Y._ 1894 



Name Address Admitted 

Hasbrouck, J. Roswell Larchmont Park, 

N. Y.. 1902 

Hasbrouck, Joseph E. Modena, N. Y 1890 

Hasbrouck, Levi Ogdensburg, N. Y 1892 

Hasbrouck, Louis Bevier New York City 1899 

Hasbrouck, Louis Philip Poughkeepsie, N. Y.-_ 1893 

Hasbrouck, Oscar Wingdale, N. Y 1890 

Hasbrouck, Oscar Hudson, N. Y 1906 

Hasbrouck, Saver Hamilton, Bermuda__ 1887 

Hasbrouck, William Fitch Yonkers, N. Y 1906 

Heermance, Martin Poughkeepsie, N. Y.-_ 1887 

Heermance, Radclilife Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 1906 

Heermans, Forbes Syracuse, N. Y. 1890 

Hegeman, Adrian Augustus Black Mountain, 

N. C._ 1895 

Hegeman, Alanson Kerr New York City 19 14 

Hegeman, Albert Clarence New York Citj- 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 Cit}' 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. 1911 

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 


Name Address Admitted 

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. 191 1 

Hopper, Raymond Gould ___East Orange, N. J. 1912 

Hopper, Robert Imlay Paterson, N. J 1886 

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 


Jacobus, David Schenck Jersey City, N. J 1891 

Jacobus, John W New York City 1887 

Jacobus, Melancthon Williams Hartford, Ct. 1891 

Johnson, William Colet Boston, Mass 1904 

Johnson, William Mindred Hackensack, N. J 1905 

Johnston, Charles Edward Syracuse, N. Y 1902 

Keator, Frederic Rose New York City igog 

Keator, Harry Mayham Roxbury, N. Y 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 



Name Address Admitted 

Kipp, Reuben E Passaic, N. J igog 

Knickerbacker, John Troy, N. Y 1887 

Knickerbacker, Thomas Adams Troy, N. Y. 1889 

Komvenhoven, Gerrit Brooklyn, N. Y 1888 

Kouwenhoven, John Bennem Yonkers, N. Y 1904 

Kouwenhoven, Peter Brooklyn, N. Y 1892 

Kouwenhoven, William Henry Brooklyn, N. Y 1910 

Kuykendall, George Benson Pomeroy, Wash. 1914 

Lansing, Charles E. New York City 1910 

Lansing, Charles Treadway Tenafly, N. J 1914 

Lansing, Cleveland Coxe War Dept., U. S. A__ 1894 

Lansing, Egbert Peake Cohoes, N. Y 1909 

Lansing, George Dow Providence, R. L 1905 

Lansing, Gerrit Yates Albany, N. Y 1892 

Lansing, Gulian ver Planck New York City 1910 

Lansing, Hugh Henrj' Watervliet, N. Y. 1899 

Lansing, Isaac De F. Albany, N. Y 1887 

Lansing, James Albert Scranton, Pa 1904 

Lansing, James B. W. Tenafly, N. J 1900 

Lansing, John Townsend Albany, N. Y 1886 

Lansing, Robert Washington, D. C 1907 

Lansing, Sanford Green Tenafly, N. J.__ 1914 

Lansing, Willard Irving Providence, R. I. 1905 

Lashar, Thomas Benton Bridgeport, Ct 1902 

Le Fever, Henr>' B New Paltz, N. Y 1902 

Lefevre, Abram Philip New Paltz, N. Y 1903 

Lefevre, Albert A. New Paltz, N. Y 1909 

Lefevre, Arthur N Albany, N. Y 1911 

Le Fevre, Edward Young Monticello, N. Y 1905 

Le Fevre, Frank Jacob New Paltz, N. Y. 1906 

Lefferts, Robert East Moriches, N. Y._ 1891 

Leggett, Edward Henry Albany, N. Y 1899 

Longstreet, Henry H Matawan, N. J 1889 

Lott, Henry Ditmas Brooklyn, N. Y 1904 

Lott, Jerome Brooklyn, N. Y 1905 

Lowe, Charles H. Dayton, O. 1902 

Lowe, John Gilbert II Dayton, O. 1911 

Lozier, Hiram Newburgh, N. Y 1895 

Lozier, John Baldwin Oradell, N. J 1900 


Name Address Admitted 

Lozier, Lemuel Hackensack, N. J. 1906 

Lozier, Theodore F New York City 1908 

Luyster, Samuel Britton, Jr. Brooklyn, N. Y 1905 

Lydecker, Charles E New York City 1886 

Lydecker, Ralph D Englewood, N. J 1912 

Lydecker, Robert Colfax Honolulu, Hawaii 1914 

Lydecker, Thomas William Englewood, N. J 1905 


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, Clinton 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, George T Seattle, Wash 1915 

Myers, John Hays White Plains, N. Y.__ 1895 


Neafie, John _New York City 1912 

Nevius, David New York City 1905 

Nevius, Theodore Mellick Glen Ridge, N. J 1905 

Newkirk, Arthur P Jersey City, N. J 1909 

Newkirk, Charles Allison. Jersey City, N. J 19 14 

Newkirk, Clarence Garfield Mahwah, N. J 1906 

Newkirk, Eugene Jersey Cit)', N. J 1902 

Newkirk, George Albert Jersey City, N. J 1913 

Newkirk, Halsey Vreeland Jersey City, N. J 1907 

Newkirk, Harry Meeker Glen Rock, N. J 1907 

Newkirk, James Stewart Jersey City, N. J 1906 

Newkirk, Lewis Henry Jersey City, N. J 1913 

Nostrand, George Englebert Brooklyn, N. Y 1889 


Name Address Admitted 

Onderdonk, Andrew J Manhasset, N. Y 1885 

Onderdonk, Andrew J., Jr New York City 1910 

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 New York City 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 The Hague, Neth 1912 

Polhemus, Abraham Newton Centre, 

Mass.- 1887 

Polhemus, George Weeks Canal Zone 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 191 1 

Pruyn, Robert C Albany, N. Y 1886 



Name Address Admitted 


Quackenbos, Henry Forrest New York City 1894 

Quackenbos, John Duncan New York City 1912 

Quackenbush, Abraham C New York City 1885 

Quackenbush, Claire C. Aberdeen, Wash. 1906 

Quackenbush, Edward Sherwood, Oregon 191 1 

Quackenbush, Peter Paterson, N. J 1915 

Quackenbush, Peter C Paterson, N. J 1915 

Quackenbush, Schuyler New York City 1897 

Quinby, Frank Haviland Brooklyn, N. Y 1912 


Rapelje, Charles Vanderveer Elmhurst, N. Y 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, Phoenix Cazenovia, N. Y 1894 

Riker, Henry Ingersoll 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 Howland New York City 1907 

Roosa, Jay Hardenburgh Kmgston, N. Y. 1907 

Roosa, Philip G Albany, N. Y 191 1 

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 

Ryder, Charles A Jamaica, L. I 1915 

Ryer, Thomas Albert Jersey City, N. J 1914 

Ryerson, Jacob V Jamaica, L. I 1913 

Sanders, William N. S Albany, N. Y 1890 

Sayres, Gilbert Barker Richmond Hill, N. Y. 1907 



Name Address Admitted 

Schenck, Charles De Bevoise Englewood, N. J 1898 

Schenck, Charles Lott Brooklyn, N. Y 1901 

Schenck, Douglas S Je.sey City, N. J 1908 

Schenck, Edward Felton New York City 191 1 

Schenck, 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 

Schermerhorn, E. Gibert New York City 1909 

Schermerhorn, J. Maus New York City 1886 

Schermerhorn, James R Cortland, N. Y 1915 

Schermerhorn, Julian H. Jersey City, N. J 1902 

Schermerhorn, Nicholas Irving Schenectady, N. Y 1898 

Schermerhorn, William George Schenectady, N. Y 1898 

Schomp, William Wyckoff 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 

Shockley, William Penn Bordeaux, France 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, David B Arlmgton, N. Y 1908 


Name Address Admitted 

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 

Sloat, Edson S Patterson, N. Y 191 1 

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.__ 1913 

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 Hcmer, 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, 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 Edward 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 Ncv/ark, N. J. 1892 

Sutphen, John Schureman New York City 1890 

Sutphen, Theron Y Newark, N. J. 1892 

Sutphen, William Potter Bloomfield, N. J 1904 


Name Address Admitted 

Suydam, Bernardus Elmhurst, N. Y 1908 

Suydam, Evert Brooklyn, N. Y 1899 

Suydam, Lambert, Jr. New York Cit)' igcxj 

Suydam, Walter Lispenard BIi:e 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 Hilldale, N. Y 1907 

Ten Broeck, William Edward Milwaukee, Wis. 1901 

Ten Eyck, Mills Albany, N. Y 1911 

Ten Eyck, Peter G Albany, N. Y 191 1 

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 Ellenville, N. Y 191 1 

Traphagen, Henry Jersey City, N. J 1890 

Truax, Arthur Dickinson New York City 1895 

Truex, William E Freehold, N. J 1890 

Turner, Charles Henry Black Waycross, Ga. 1904 


Underbill, Francis Jay New York City 1907 


Van Alen, Benjamin Taylor Jersey City, N. J 1913 

Van Allen, Harry John Utica, N. Y 1906 


Name Address Admitted 

Van Allen, John Delbert Clinton, la 1908 

Van Allen, William Harman Boston, Mass 1890 

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. New York City 1910 

Van Arsdale, Henry Newark, N. J. 1892 

Van Arsdale, Henry, Jr Newark, N. J 1914 


Van Benschoten, Elias T Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 1908 

Van Benschoten, John Poughkeepsie, N. Y.__ 1908 

Van Benschoten, Richard Palmer New Haven, Ct 1912 

Van Benschoten, William A. Washington, D. C 1904 

Van Benschoten, William Henry West Park, N. Y 1902 

Van Benschoten, William Henry New York City 1906 

Van Benthuysen, Walter New Orleans, La. 1892 

Van Beuren, Frederick T. New York City 1885 

Van Blarcom, Wessels Paterson, N. J 1914 

Van Blaricom, George W Jersey City, N. J 1913 

Van Brunt, Arthur Hoffman New York City 1885 

Van Brunt, Cornelius Bergen Brooklyn, N. Y 1891 

Van Brunt, Edmund Cluett Leonia, N. J. 1904 

Van Brunt, Jaques Brooklyn, N. Y 1905 

Van Brunt, Jeremiah Rutger Brooklyn, N. Y 1905 

Van Brunt, John Lott Westwood, N. J 1907 

Van Brunt, Mervin Schenck ___BrookIyn, N. Y 1913 

Van Buren, Charles Henry Englewood, N. J 1908 

Van Buren, Howard Nyack, N. Y 1915 

Van Buren, John Craig San Francisco, Calif._ 1913 

Van Buren, John Dash New Brighton, N. Y.. 1887 

Van Buren, Martin Enders San Francisco, Calif._ 1913 

Van Buskirk, Arthur Hackensack, N. J. 1905 


Name Address Admitted 

Van Buskirk, Charles John Hackensack, N. J. 1906 

Van Buskirk, De Witt Bayonne, N. J 1889 

Van Buskirk, William Jersey City, N. J 1914 


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 Cleve, 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 Demark, John W. New York City 1906 

Vander Beek, Francis Isaac, Glen Spey, N. Y 1892 

Vanderhoef, Frank Fellows New York City 1899 

Vanderhoef, George WyckofiF New York City 1905 

Vanderhoef, Harman Blauvelt New York City 1898 

Vanderhoef, Nathaniel Wyckoff __^ New York City 1899 

Vanderhoof, Charles A. Locust Point, N. J.__ 1885 

Vanderhoof, William M Bronxville, N. Y 1906 

Van der Poel, John New York City 1913 

Vander Poel, S. Oakley New York City 191 1 

Vander Poel, W. Halsted New York City 19H 

Vanderpool, Wynant Davis Morristown, N. J 1907 

Vander Veer, Albert Albany, N. Y 1885 

Vander Veer, Albert, Jr. New York City 1905 

Vanderveer, Charles _ — Brooklyn, N. Y 1912 

Vander Veer, Edgar Albert Albany, N. Y 1895 

Vanderveer, Edward Bennett Brooklyn, N. Y 1905 

Vander Veer, Francis S. Somerville, N. J 1912 

Vanderveer, Henry Boerum Brooklyn, N. Y 1898 

Vander Veer, James Newell Albany, N. Y 1904 

Vanderveer, John West Islip, N. Y 1912 


Name Address Admitted 

Vanderveer, John H. Elmhurst, N. Y igio 

Vanderveer, John Lott Brooklyn, N. Y 1912 

Van Derveer, John Reeve _____Mt. Kisco, N. Y 1885 

Vander Veer, Seeley New York Cit)' 1906 

Vander Voort, Frederick Ten Eyck Paterson, N. J 1914 

Vander Voort, John Coe Paterson, N. J 1914 

Van Derwerken, Alfred Brooklyn, N. Y 1901 

Van Deusen, Absalom Madison, Wis 1915 

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, Leon Wilson Canandaigua, N. Y. 1915 

Van Deusen, Walter M Newark, N. J 1913 

Vandevanter, Charles Oscar Leesburg, Va. 1897 

Van Deventer, Christopher Chicago, 111. 1897 

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 Dusen, James Wallace Washington, D. C 1915 

Van Duyn, Edward S. Syracuse, N. Y 1901 

Van Duyn, John Syracuse, N. Y 1887 

Van Duzer, Adelbert Hervey New York City 1912 

Van Duzer, Frank A Albany, N. Y 191 1 

Van Duzer, Henry S New York City 1885 

Van Duzer, Lewis S. U. S. Navy 1910 

Van Dyke, Henry The Hague, Holland- 1885 

Van Dyke, Henry Seward Los Angeles, Cal. 1904 

Van Dyke, Robert L New York City 1913 

Van Dyke, Theodore A., Jr Philadelphia, Pa 1906 

Van Dyke, William Detroit, Mich. 1908 


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 



Address Admitted 


Van Fleet, Frank_. 

Scarsdale, N. Y 1894 


Van Gaasbeek, Amos C Chester, N. J 1892 

Van Gaasbeek, Harvey David Sussex, N. J 1896 

Van Gaasbeek, Louis Wheat Brooklyn, N. Y 1914 

Van Gieson, Henry B Bridgeport, Conn 1915 

Van Gieson, John Banta Hackensack, N. J. 1907 

Van Gilder, Charles Gage Morristown, N. J 1912 

Van Gilder, Harry Abraham Morristown, N. J 1912 

Van Gilder, Harry Pruden Morristown, N. J 1912 

Van Guysling, George Edmund Los Angeles, Cal 1904 


Van Heusen, Charles Manning Albany, N. Y 1896 

Van Hoesen, David Wadsworth Cortland, N. Y 1903 

Van Hoesen, Henry Bartlett Princeton, N. J 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, Alfred B Paterson, N. J 1915 

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 Inwegen, Charles F Port Jervis, N. Y. 

Van Inwegen, Cornelius Brooklyn, N. Y.__ 


Van Keuren, Charles A Jersey City, N. J 1909 

Van Keuren, Clarence E Jersey City, N. J 1912 

Van Keuren, Fred C Newark, N. J 1909 

Van Keuren, George Englewood, N. J 1909 

Van Keuren, Graham Jersey City, N. J 1909 

Van Keuren, William Jersey City, N. J 1909 


Name Address Admitted 

Van Kleeck, Barnard D Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 1915 

Van Kleeck, Charles Mayer New York City 1902 

Van Kleeck, Frank Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 1887 

Van Kleeck, Theodore Poughkeepsie, N. Y._- 1889 

Van Kleeck, William H New York City 1888 


Van Liew, Alfred B Bloomfield, N. J. 1909 

Van Liew, Henry A. New York City 1897 

Van Loan, Andrew B. New York City 1891 

Van Loan, James C. P New York City 1905 

Van Loan, Joseph T. New York City 1907 

Van Loan, Morton Albany, N. Y 1904 

Van Loan, Thomas Brooklyn, N. Y 1890 

Van Loan, William Thomas Athens, N. Y 1912 

Van Loan, Zelah New York City 1893 

Van Mater, George G Peru, Indiana 1897 

Van Mater, Gilbert Taylor Keyport, N. J. 1905 


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 Farmington, Mass 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 

Van Norden, Ottomar 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 



Name Address Admitted 


Van Olinda, Edgar Sim Albany, N. Y 1913 

Van Olinda, James E Brookljii, N. Y 1889 

Van Olinda, Walter King Brooklyn, N. Y 1909 

Van Orden, Albert Randell Montclair, N. J 1905 

Van Orden, William Catskill, N. Y 1886 


Van Pelt, Henry Trenor New York City 1909 

Van Pelt, John Jacob Brooklyn, N. Y. 1909 

Van Pelt, John Vredenburgh New York City 1904 

Van Pelt, Walter G Los Angeles, Cal 1899 

Van Pelt, William Johnson New York City 1909 


Van Reypen, William Knickerbocker. -Washington, D. C 1887 

Van Riper, Abram Zeek Paterson, N. J 1907 

Van Riper, Alfred Jacob Paterson, N. J igo8 

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 


Van Santvoord, George__ Troy, N. Y 1913 

Van Santvoord, Seymour Troy, N. Y. 1887 

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--_ Mollis, 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 1912 

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 


Name Address Admitted 

Van Size, Hebbard Kimball Utica, N. Y 1897 

Van Slyck, George W New York City 1885 

Van Slyke, George W Albany, N. Y 1907 

Van Slyke, Horace McBride Trenton, N. J 191 5 

Van Slyke, John O Jersey City, N. J 1915 

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 Tassell, Frank L Passaic, N. J. 1908 

Van Tassell, Richard L. Passaic, N. J 1909 


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 

Van Valkenburgh, John L Albany, N. Y 1890 

Van Valkenburgh, Ralph D Hudson, N. Y 1898 

Van Valkenburgh, Raymond H Schenectady, N. Y 1899 

Van Vechten, Arthur Livingston Elizabeth, N. J. 1910 

Van Vechten, Charles D Cedar Rapids, la 1892 

Van Vechten, Eugene Montgomery Elizabeth, N. J. 1910 

Van Vechten, Henrv Gerard West New Brighton, 

N.Y. 1912 

Van Vechten, Ralph Chicago, 111 1892 

Van Vechten, Robert Clarkson Elizabeth, N. J. 1910 

Van Vleck, Abraham Kip New York City 1885 

Van Vleck, Charles King Hudson, N. Y 1887 

Van Vleck, William David Montclair, N. J 1887 

Van Vliet, Deuse Mairs Plainfield, N. J 1885 

Van Vliet, Frederick Christiaan Shrewsbury, N. J 1886 

Van Vliet, Frederick Christiaan, Jr Shrewsbury, N. J 1910 

Van Vliet, Frederick Gilbert New York City 1886 

Van Vliet, George S Staatsburg, N. Y.___ 1897 

Van Vliet, William Downs Goshen, N. Y 1887 

Van Voast, Horace S Schenectady, N. Y.__- 1909 



Name Address Admitted 

Van Voast, James A Schenectady, N. Y 1885 

Van Voast, Rufus A Cincinnati, O 1907 

Van Volkenburgh, Thomas S New York City 1885 

Van Voorhis, Eugene Ironduquoit, N. Y 1892 

Van Vorhis, Harry Stephen__ New York City 1914 

Van Vorst, Frederick B Hackensack, N. J 1885 

Van Vredenburgh, Geo. Ward New Brighton, N. Y. 1903 


Van Wagenen, Bleecker South Orange, N. J.__ 1886 

Van Wagenen, Easton New Paltz, N. Y 1907 

Van Wagenen, Edward W. Newark, N. J 1912 

Van Wagenen, Henry William Morristown, N. J. 1888 

Van Wagenen, John Brouwer West Orange, N. J.__ 1893 

Van Wagner, Ernest Lyon Tottenville, N. Y. 1907 

Van Wagner, Roy Webb Waterbury, Ct. 1907 

Van Wagoner, Jacob Ridgewood, N. J 1907 

Van Winkle, Arthur A Jersey City, N. J 1912 

Van Winkle, Arthur W Rutherford, N. J 1903 

Van Winkle, Charles A Rutherford, N. J 1905 

Van Winkle, Daniel Jersey City, N. J 1898 

Van Winkle, Edgar Beach New York City 1885 

Van Winkle, Edward Brooklyn, N. Y 1904 

Van Winkle, Frank O Ridgewood, N. J 1899 

Van Winkle, Henry L San Francisco, Cal. __ 1908 

Van Winkle, J. Albert Paterson, N. J 1886 

Van Winkle, Marshall Jersey City, N. J 1894 

Van Winkle, Thomas Earle Jersey City, N. J 1906 

Van Winkle, Waling W Parkersburg, W. Va. _ 1892 

Van Woert, James Burtis Greig, N. Y 1902 

Van Woert, William Montclair, N. J 1898 

Van Wyck, Albert Brooklyn, N. Y 1893 

Van Wyck, Augustus Brooklyn, N. Y. 1885 

Van Wyck, David B Arlington, N. Y 1902 

Van Wyck, Edward W Huntington, N. Y 1913 

Van Wyck, E. Hawley New York City 191 1 

Van Wyck, Frederick West Islip, N. Y.— 1905 

Van Wyck, Herbert Lee New York City 1915 

Van Wyck, Jacob S Brooklyn, N. Y 1887 

Van Wyck, Joseph H Arlington, N. Y 1899 


Name Address Admitted 


Van Wyck, Philip V. R 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 


Varick, J. Leonard New York City 1885 

Varick, Theodore Romeyn Yonkers, N. Y 1885 

Varick, Theodore Romeyn III East Orange, N. J.__ 1907 

Varick, Uzal C Glen Ridge, N. J._-_ 191 1 

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, R. De Witt Schenectady, N. Y 1915 

Veeder, Ten Eyck De Witt Washington, D. C— _ 1888 

Veeder, Van Vechten Brooklyn, N. Y 1901 

Vermeule, Cornelius C East Orange, N. J 1889 

Ver Planck, William G New York City 1885 

Viele, Charles Lewis Bronxville, N. Y 19H 

Viele, Dorr New York City 1915 

Viele, John J Bronxville, N. Y 1890 

Viele, Sheldon Thompson Buffalo, N. Y 1886 

Visscher, Edward WiUett Albany, N. Y 1891 

Visscher, William Leversee Albany, N. Y 1909 

Voorhees, Albert V. B Brooklyn, N. Y 1898 

Voorhees, Anson A Upper Montclair, 

N.J. 1887 

Voorhees, Anson Willard Upper Montclair, 

N. J.__ 1915 

Voorhees, Charles C. V Brooklyn, N. Y 1891 

Voorhees, Edwin Strange Rocky Hill, N. J 1904 

Voorhees, Foster M. Elizabeth, N. J igcx) 

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 


Name Address Admitted 

Voorhees, John Jay, Jr Jersey City, N. J 1902 

Voorhees, John Stanley Cranfcrd, 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 

Voorhis, William L Staten Island, N. Y- 1912 

Vosburgh, Royden Woodward New Brighton, 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 Citys N. J 1909 

Vreeland, Clarence L Pompton Lake, N. J- 191 2 

Vreeland, Frederick King_.___ Montclair, N. J 1912 

Vreeland, Hamilton Jersey City, N. J 1909 

Vreeland, Harold Van Pelt Charlotte, N. C 1911 

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 Metuchen, 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 


Waldron, Charles Newman Schenectady, N. Y 1915 

Waldron, Frederick Arden Plainfield, N. J 1912 

Waldron, Frederick Rice Ann Arbor, Mich 1903 

Waldron, Herbert M New Brunswick, N. J. 1907 

Waldron, William Gunsaul Amsterdam, N. Y.-__ 1893 

Wandell, Francis L New York City 1908 

Wendell, Evert Jansen New York City 1885 

Wendell, Willis Amsterdam, N. Y 1889 

Westervelt, Francis Iradell Paterson, N. J 1910 


Name Address Admitted 

Westervelt, John C New York City 1885 

Westervelt, Josiah Arnold New York City 1899 

Westervelt, Vincent Ralph Schenectady, N. Y 1909 

Westervelt, Walter Englewood, N. J 1907 

Westervelt, William Young New York City 1907 

Whitbeck, Andrew J Boston, Mass 1889 

Wicoff, John Van Buren Trenton, N. J. 1906 

Williamson, George D Wyoming, N. J 1904 

Williamson, Henry Christie New York City 1910 

Williamson, Royden New Rochelle, N. Y._ 1901 

Williamson, William A Newark, N. J 191 5 

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 Schenectady, N. Y.— 1890 

Woolsey, Clarence Hood New Paltz, N. Y 1906 

Wortendyke, Jacob Rynier Jersey City, N. J 1905 

Wortendyke, Nicholas Doremus Jersey City, N. J 1904 

Wortendyke, Reynier Jacob Jersey City, N. J 1899 

Wyckoff, Charles Rapelyea Hartsdale, N. Y 1909 

Wyckoff, Charles Sterling 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. I 1887 

Wynkoop, Asa Albany, N. Y 191 1 

Wynkoop, Edward J. Syracuse, N. Y 1896 

Wynkoop, Hubert Schuurman Brooklyn, N. Y 1914 

Yereance, James New York City 





Zabriskie, Albert Paterson, N.J 1912 

Zabriskie, Albert A Bloomington, N. Y.__ 1903 

Zabriskie, Andrew C. Barrytovvn, N. Y 1887 

Zabriskie, C. Brevoort Port Tefferson, L. I.__ 1898 

Zabriskie, David Demarest Ridgewood, N. J 1905 

Zabriskie, Edgar Maplewood, N.J 1905 

Zabriskie, Edward Graham New York City 1909 

Zabriskie, Everett Law Ridgewood, N. J 1905 

Zabriskie, Frederick Conklin Hackensack, N. J 1909 

Zabriskie, George Albert New York City 1904 

Zabriskie, Simeon Templeton New York City 1896 

Zabriskie, William Hastings Oradell, N. J 1904 


Date Date of 

Election. Death. 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Theodore Romeyn Westbrook. .Kingston, N. Y...Oct. 6,1885 

June 25, 1885. .Stephen Melancthon Ostrander. Brooklyn, N. Y...Nov. 19,1885 

Mar. 14, 1885.. John D. Van Buren Newburgh, N. Y..Dec. 1,1885 

Dec. 23, 1885. James Westervelt Quackenbush.Hackensack, N. J.. Mar. 6,1886 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Augustus W. Wynkoop Kinderhook, N. Y.. April 18, 1886 

Mar. 14, 1885. .David Van Nostrand New York June 14,1886 

Mar. 14, 1885. .John Thurman Van Wyck New York Nov. 23,1886 

Dec. 23, 1885. .John Van Vorst Jersey City, N. J. .Feb. 4, 1887 

June 25, 1885. .Bartow White Van Voorhis New York April 27, 1887 

Mar. 14, i885..VV^illiam Van Wyck New York May 28, 1887 

June 25, 1885.. Clarence R. Van Benthuysen... New York July 18,1887 

June 25, 1885. .Aaron J. Vanderpoel New York Aug. 22,1887 

April 30, 1885. .Cornelius V. S. Roosevelt South Orange,N.J..Sept. 30,1887 

Dec. 20, 1886. .Barent Arent Mynderse Schenectady, N.Y..Oct. 2,1887 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Theodore Romeyn Varick Jersey City, N. J. .Nov. 23,1887 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Henry James Ten Eyck Albany, N. Y Nov. 29, 1887 

Mar. 14, 1885.. Henry H. Van Dyke New York Jan. 23, 1888 

Oct. 27, 1887.. David D. Acker New York Mar. 23,1888 

Dec. 20, 1886. .George Washington Schuyler. .Ithaca, N. Y Mar. 29,1888 

Dec. 23,1885. 
Mar. 29, 1888. 
April 30, 1885. 
Dec. 7,1888. 
Dec. 23,1885. 
June 25, 1885. 
June 25, 1885. 

Benjamin Stevens Van Wyck. . .New York Aug. 31,1888 

Henry R. Low Middletown, N.Y..Dec. i, 1888 

W. A. Ogden Hegeman New York Dec. 24,1888 

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

Abraham Lott Brooklyn, N. Y...Jan. 13,1889 

John Voorhees Van Woert New York Jan. 24, 1889 

Gardiner Baker Van Vorst.... New York Feb. 5,1889 



Date of Date of 

Election. Death. 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Edward Y. Lansing Albany, N. Y Mar. 8, 1889 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Cornelius M. Schoonraaker. ., .Kingston, N. Y...Mar. 15,1889 
May 19, 1887. .Theodore C. Verrailye Staten 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, 18S6. ..\ugustus A. Hardenbergh Jersey City, N. J.. Oct 5,1889 

June 20, 1885. .Hooper Gumming Van Vorst. . .New York Oct. 26,1889 

Mar. 30, 1887.. John Waling Van Winkle 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. 

April 30, 1885. .Henry Jacob Schenck New York 

A.pril 6, i886. .William Voorhis Nyack, N. Y 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Louis V. D. Hardenbergh Brooklyn, N. Y. .. 

Dec. 22, 1887. .John H. Suydam New York 

Dec. 22, 1887. John Schermerhorn Schenectady, N.Y. 

Dec. 8, 1888. .William Bross Chicago, HI 

Mar. 30, 1887. .John Barent Visscher Albany, N. Y 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Edgar Van Benthuysen New Orleans, La. .Mar. 21,18 

























Dec. 23, 1885. .Henry Everett Roosevelt New York April 29, 

May 19, 1887. .Thomas Storm New York May 

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

Dec. 8, 1888. .George W. Van Vlack Palatine B'g, N.Y..Sept. 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Edward Van Kleeck Poughk'psie, N. Y..Nov. 

fune 25, 1885. .Jacob W. Hoysradt Hudson, N. Y Nov. 

VTay 19, 1887. .Cornelius Rapelye Astoria, N. Y Nov. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Nicoll Floyd Elraendorf New York Nov. 

Oct. 25, 1886.. Charles B. Lansing Albany, N.Y Dec. 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Coert Du Bois New York Jan. 

Dec. 7, i888. .Charles E. Conover Middletown, N. J..Jan. 

Dec. 20, 1886. .Leonard G. Hun Albany, N. Y Mar. 

April 6, 1886.. George G. De Witt Nyack, N. Y April 22, 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Hugh B. Van Deventer New York April 27, 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Peter Van Schaick Pruyn Kinderhook, N. Y..May 2 

Nov. 17, 1885. .Henry Jackson Van Dyke Brooklyn, N. Y...May 25 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Charles Livingston Acker New York May 26, 

Mar. 29, 1888. .John Baker Stevens New York June 

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

Dec. 22, 1887. .John Peter Adriance Poughk'psie, N. Y..June 

Mar. 30, 1887.. Eugene Du Bois Staten Isl., N.Y. .June 26, 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Henry W. Teller Pompton Pl'ns, 

N. J.. July 2 

Oct. 25, 1886.. George Washington Van Slyke. Albany, N. Y Aug. 11 

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









Date of Date of 

Election. Death. 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Anthony G. Van Schaick Chicago, 111 Oct. 13,1891 

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

Dec. 7, 1888. .Peter Van Vranken Fort Albany, N. Y Dec. 13,1891 

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

Mar. 28, 1889.. John Nelson Van Wagner Troy, N. Y Feb. 7,1892 

Mar. 26, 1891. .Junius Schenck Brooklyn, N. Y...Feb. 15,1892 

June 15, 1886.. Van Wyck Brinkerhoff New York Feb. 25,1892 

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

Dec. 23, 1885. .Samuel Van Benschoten Brooklyn, N. Y...Mar. 12,1892 

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

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

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

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

N. J. 

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

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

Oct. 25, 1886. .Giles Yates Vander Bogert. .. .Schenectady, N. Y..Nov. 4,1892 
Jan. 30, 1890. .Thomas Beekman Heermans. . .Syracuse, N. Y....Dec. 1,1892 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan. 30, 1890. .George Pine De Bevoise Denver, Col May 20,1893 

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

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

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

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

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

Dec. 7, 1888. .Thomas Doremus Messier Pittsburgh, Pa Aug. 11,1893 

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

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

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

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

May 27, 1890. .Gardiner Van Nostrand Newburgh, N. Y..Jan. 1,1894 

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

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

Oct. 27, i887..Abram Jansen Hardenbergh. . .Spring H'se, N. Y..May 7,1894 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Abraham Van Vechten Albany, N. Y May 7,1894 

Dec. 7, 1888.. Jasper Van Vleck New York June 4.1894 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Francis Salmon Quackenbos. . .Hartford, Conn.. .July 1,1894 

Mar. 29, 188S. .Solomon Van Etten Port Jervis, N. Y.. July 7,1894 

Oct. 24, i886. .Walter L. Van Denbergh Amsterdam, N. Y..Aug. 5, 1894 

April 6, 1886.. George Van Campen Olean, N. Y Aug. 12,1894 



Date of Date of 

Election. Death. 

Mar. 29, 1888. .James Scott Conover New York Sept. 18,1894 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Richard Van Voorhis Rochester Oct. 21,1894 

Nov. 9, 1893. .Hooper Gumming Van Vorst. . .Bath-on-Hudson ..Oct. 26,1894 

Jan. 50, 1890. .James A. Van Auken New York Nov. 5,1894 

Mar. 26, 1891. .Thomas Lenox Van Deventcr. .Knoxville, Tenn...Nov. 5,1894 
Mar. 28, 18S9. .George Washington Rosevelt. .Stamford, Conn.. .Nov. 7,1894 

Dec. 7, 1888. .David Buel Knickerbocker Indianapolis, Ind..Dec. 31,1894 

Dec. 23, 1885. .John Fine Suydara 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. 7,189s 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Frank Roosevelt New York Feb. 7,1895 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Henry Ditraas Polhemus Brooklyn, N. Y...Feb. 14,1895 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Francis Latta Du Bois Bridgeton, N. J.. .Feb. 24,1895 

Nov. 17, 1885. .Albert Van Wagner Poughk'psie, 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 N. Brighton, N. Y. 

Mar. 31, 1892. .Cornelius S. Cooper Schraalenburgh, .May 9,1895 

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 Sickels 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 Bogota, N. J Oct. 4, 1895 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Frederick William Nostrand. . .Glen Ridge, N. J. .Oct. 27, 1895 

Mar. 28, 1889. .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 Montanye New York Dec. 23,1895 

Jan. 30, 1890.. John Waddell Van Sickle Springfield, O Dec. 26,1895 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Stephen Van Rensselaer Bogert.N. 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, 1889.. Daniel Berten Van Houten New York Mar. 27,1896 

Oct. 22, 1890. .David Demaree Banta Bloomington, Ind.. April 9 

Mar. 31, 1892.. Charles Henry Voorhis Jersey City, N. J.. April 15 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Cornelius Tunis Williamson. ..Newark, N. J May 7 

April 6, 1886.. Henry Keteltas New York May 23 

Mar. 30, 1887.. George Henry Wyckoff Montclair, N. J. ..June 20, 

Dec. 20, 1886.. Thomas Hun Albany, N. Y June 23 

April 30, 1885.. Henry Peek De Graaf Oscawana, N. Y..July 11 

Dec. 29, 1892.. Richard Riker New York Aug. 2 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Lawrence Van Voorhees 

Cortelyou Brooklyn, N. Y...Aug. 5 



Date op Date of 

Election. Death. 

June 25, 1885. Alexander Thompson Van Nest. New York Aug. 10,1896 

Mar. 30, 1 887.. Ransom Hollenback Vedder Cha'm Center,N.Y..Aug. 12,1896 

April 30, 1885. .Joshua Marsden Van Cott New York Aug. 13,1896 

April 30, 188 5.. Eugene Van Benschoten New York Oct. 26,1896 

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

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

Dec. 22, 1887. .Stacy Prickett Conover Vl'ickatunk, N. J.. Nov. 17,1896 

Jan. 30, 1890.. Jerome Vernet Deyo Poughk'psie, N. Y..Dec. 28,1896 

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

Jan. 30, 1 890.. John Newton Voorhees Flemington, N. J.. Jan. 7,1897 

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

May 19, 1887.. William Rankin Duryee N. Brunswick,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 Ft. Hamilton, N.Y.. Sept. 26,1896 

Oct. 25, 1886.. Stephen Van Wyck Brooklyn Apr. 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 Banta New York Aug. 15, '897 

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

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

Nov. 9, 1893. .Thomas Henry Edsall Colorado Springs, 

Col.. Oct. 26,1897 

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

Oct. 27, 1887. .Lewis Foster Montanye Atlantic High- 
lands, N. J. .Dec. 8, 1897 

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

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

Mar. 30, 1893. .John Gregory Truax New York Feb. 1,1898 

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

Oct. 22, 18S6. .Jacob Hendricks Ten Eyck Albany, N. Y Mar. 24,1898 

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

Mar. 14, 188 5.. Jacob Wendell New York May 21,1898 

Jan. 30, 1890.. Francis Skillman Roslyn, N. Y Sept. 511898 

Dec. 20, 1886. Samuel McCutcheon Van 

Santvoord . . .4 Albany, N. Y Sept. 19, 1898 

Nov. 17, 1885.. Thomas Francis Bayard Wilmington, Del. .Oct. 7,1898 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Zaccheus Bergen New York Oct. 11, 1898 

Mar. 29, 1888.. Daniel Polhemus Van Dorn Freehold, N. J Nov. 23,1898 

Mar. 28, 1889.. Evert Peek Van Epps Schenectady, N. Y.Jan. 7,1899 

Oct. 25,1886. John Nathaniel Jansen Newark, N. J Jan. 13,1899 

Oct. 25, 1889. .Samuel Mount Schanck Hightatown, N. J.. Jan. 15,1899 

Mar. 14, 1895. .William Manning Van Heusen. New York Feb. 3,1899 

April 6, i886..Abram Douwe Ditmars Brooklyn, N. Y Feb. 19,1899 

Oct. 22, 1890. .John Butler Adriance New Haven, Conn. April 5, 1899 



Date of 

April 6, 1886. 

Oct. 2+, 1889. 

Mar. 30, 1887. 

Mar. 29, 1894.. 

Dec. 7,1888. 

Oct. 24,1889. 

Oct. 25, i886. 

Nov. 17, 1885. 

June 8,1899. 

Oct. 25,1886. 

June 30,1892. 

Dec. 20,1886. 

Mar. 30, 1887. 

Oct. 24,1885. 

Oct. 25,1886. 

Mar. 31, 1892. 

Oct. 22, 1890. 

Oct. 27, 1887. 

Oct. 24,1889. 

Mar. 29, 1888. 

Mar. 27, 1890. 
Oct. 24,1889. 
Jan. 30, 1890. 
Dec. 29,1892. 
Oct. 27,1897. 
Oct. 25,1886. 
June 15,1886. 
Dec. 20,1886. 
Mar. 27, 1890. 
Mar. 28, 1889. 
Dec. 20,1886. 

Oct. 27,1887. 
Dec. 23,1885. 
Dec. 7,1888. 
April 6,1886. 

June 8,1899. 

June 25, 1885. 

June 14, 1900. 

Oct. 27,1887. 

Dec. 23,1885. 

June 25, 1885. 

Dec. 7,1888. 

Date of 

Robert Goelet New York April 27, 1899 

Joseph S. Schoonmaker Plainfield, N. J... May 8,1899 

Seymour Van Nostrand Elizabeth, N. J . . . .July 16, 1899 

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

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

Tunis Schenck Brooklyn, N. Y Aug. 15,1899 

Abraham Lansing Albany, N. Y Oct. 4, 1899 

Alfred De Witt Staatsburgh, N. Y.Oct. 11,1899 

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

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

Joseph C. Hoagland New York Dec. 8,1899 

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

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

Augustus Rapelye Elmhurst, N. Y...Feb. 7< 1900 

Maunsell Van Rensselaer New York Feb. 17, 1900 

Benjamin Alexander Van 

Schaick Philadelphia Mar. 5,1900 

Dr. Peter Stryker Asbury Park, N. J..Mar. 25,1900 

Eugene Van Ness Baltimore, Md Mar. 31,1900 

Samuel Burhans, Jr New York April 2, 1900 

John Augustus Elmendorf New York April 5,1900 

Isaac Cornelius Haring West Nyack, N. Y.. 

Charles Holbert Voorhees N. Brunswick, N. J . 

Ebenezer Lane Cooper New York 

Peter Le Fevre Van Wagenen. .Poughkeepsie, N.Y . 

Cornelius C. Van Reypen Jersey City, N. J. . 

Harman Wortman Veeder Schenectady, N. Y. 

William Scudder Stryker Trenton, N. J 

George Duryee Hulst Brooklyn, N. Y 

John Schureman Sutphen New York 

Henry Veight Williamson New .York 

William Henry Harrison 

Stryker Paterson, N. J 

James Roosevelt Hyde Park, N. Y. . 

Henry Rutger Beekman New York 

Peter Cantine Saugerties, N. Y . . 

William Ledyard Van Der 

Voort New York 

Ralph Saxton Lansing New York 

John Voorhees Van Woert New York 

.Christopher Yates Weraple. . . .New York 

Isaac C. De Bevoise Brooklyn, N. Y 

Charles Henry Roosevelt Pelham M'n'r,N.Y. 

Stewart Van Vliet Washington, D. C. 

Watson Van Benthuysen New Orleans, La.. 

























































1 901 










Dec 20, 1893. .William Moore Stilwell New York April ii, 1901 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Charles Rutger De Freest Brooklyn, N. Y. . . .May 10, 1901 


Date of Date of 

Election. Death. 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Isaac Romaine Jersey City, N. J. .June 22, 1901 

Oct. 25, 1886. John Cornelius Hasbrouck New York July 5,1901 

May 19, 1887. Simon J. Schermerhorn Schenectady, N. Y.. July 21,1901 

June 10, 1897. .William Mabie Peekskill, N. Y Aug. 14,1901 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Richard Varick De Witt Albany, N. Y Aug. 21, 1901 

Mar. 10, 1898. .John Hopper Hackensack, N. J. .Aug. 31, 1901 

Dec. 7, 1888.. John Gillespie Myers Albany, N. Y Dec. 1,1901 

Oct. 25, 1886.. John Barnes Varick Manchester, N. H.. Feb. 8,1902 

June 25, i885..Sandford Rowe Ten Eyck Waterloo, N. Y...Feb. 17,1902 

April 30, 1885. .Frederick D. Tappen New York Feb. 28, 1903 

June 30, 1892. .Frederick Pentz Voorhees New York Mar. 19,1902 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Delavan Bloodgood Brooklyn, N. Y April 4,1902 

Dec. 7, 1888. Egbert Ludovicus Viele New York April 22, 1902 

Oct. 27, 1887. Abraham Voorhees Schenck. . . .New Brunswick, 

N. J.April 28, 1902 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Menzo Edgar Wendell Saratoga Springs, 

N. Y.June 3, 1902 

Mar. 14, 188;.. Abraham Van Santvoord New York June 15.1902 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Caspar Schenck Annapolis, Md June 21,1902 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Purdy Van Vliet New York June 25, 1902 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Paul Vandervoort Omaha, Neb July 29,1902 

Jan. 7, 1892. .Isaac Myer New York Aug. 2, 1902 

Dec. 9, 1897. .Robert Gumming Schenck Dayton, Ohio Oct. 15,1902 

Dec. 8, 1898. .Nathaniel S. W. Vanderhoef. . .New York Oct. 28,1902 

Dec. 7, i888..John Cowenhoven Brooklyn, N. Y. ...Oct. 29,1902 

Oct. 22, 1890.. Joseph Walworth Sutphen Brooklyn, N. Y....Nov. 2,1902 

Oct. II, 1900. .Washington A. H. Bogardus. . .New York Nov. 7.1902 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Lucas L. Van Allen New York Dec. 26,1902 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Charles Wessell New York Dec. 30,1902 

Dec. 29, 1892. Peter Phillips Burtis Buffalo, N. Y Jan. 7,1903 

Mar. 29, 1888. .John Henry Brinckerhoff Jamaica, N. Y....Jan. 16,1903 

Dec. 7, 1888. .William K. Van Alen San Francisco, Cal. Jan. 19,1903 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Adam Tunis Van Vranken Watervliet, N. Y. .Jan. 19, 1903 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Maurice Edward Viele Albany, N. Y Feb. 19,1903 

Dec. 22, 1887. .David De Peyster Acker Los Angeles, Cal. .Feb. 19,1903 

Oct. 16, 189-1.. .John Butler Brevoort Johnsonburg, Pa. ..Feb. 21,1903 

Mar. 29, 1S88. .William Laing Heermance Yonkers, N. Y Feb. 25,1903 

Dec. 20, 1886. .Albert Gilliam Bogert Nyack, N. Y Mar. 24, 1903 

Oct. 25, 1886.. William Meadon Van Antwerp. Albany, N. Y April 9.1903 

Mar. 14, 1885.. George West Van Siclen Cornwall, N. Y. . .April 19, 1903 

Oct. . 22, 1890. .Alfred Hasbrouck Poughkeepsie, N.Y.May 9, 1903 

Oct. 24, 1889. De Witt Chauncey Le Fevre. . .Buffalo, N. Y May 24, 1903 

Oct. 24, 1889. Johnston Livingston De 

Peyster Tivoli, N. Y May 27,1903 

Mar. 28, 1889.. Eugene Vanderpool Newark, N. J July 12,1903 

May 19, 1887.. Miles Woodward Vosburgh .Albany, N. Y Aug. 30,1903 

Oct. 10, 1895. .Zaremba W. Waldron Jackson, Mich Oct. i, 1903 



Date of 

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, 1S8-. 

Dec. 7,1888. 

Oct. 12, 1899. 

June II, 1903. 

Dec. 9, 1897. 

June 13,1901. 

Mar. 27, 1890. 

Cornelius Van Brunt New York 

"avid Cole Vonkers, N. Y... 

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

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

Selah Reeve Van Duzer Newburgh, N. Y. 

John Schoonmaker Newburgh, N. Y. 

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

Peter Q. Eckerson New York 

James Lansing Troy, N. Y 

George Van Wagenen New York 

Pierre Van Buren Hoes Vonkers. N. Y... 

John Van Der Bilt Van Pelt. . .Brooklyn, N. Y.. 

Dominicus Snedeker Brooklyn, N. Y.. 

Vedder Van Pyck 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 

Date of 




I, 1903 


20, 1903 


26, 1903 


14, 1903 


27, 1903 


I, 1904 


6, .904 


10, 1904 


21, 1904 


29, 1904 


5, 1904 


17, 1904 


18, 1904 

Mar. 26, 1892. 
Oct. 25, 1886. 
June 25,1885. 
Oct. 25, i8S^. 
Jan. 30, 1890. 
Mar. 26, 1891 . 
Mar. 20, 1886. 
Oct. 24,1885. 
Dec. 23,1885. 



Dec. 12,1901. 

May 19,1887. 

May 19,1887. 

June II, igo?- 

Nov. 17,1885- 
Mar. 30, 1887- 
Dec. 29, 1892. 
Mar. 28, 1889. 
Oct. 22, 1890. 
Dec. 7,1888. 
Dec. 9, 1897. 

George A. Zabriskie Bloomfield, N. J . . . April 

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

James Davis Wynkoop New York June 

.Isaac Pruyn . . .' Catskill, N. Y June 

Jacob Deyo New Paltz, N. Y..June 

Alvah Deyo Hasbrouck Wilmington, Del. .July 

.Ferdinand Hasbrouck New York Aug. 

Sylvester Daley Boorom Horseheads, N. Y. .Sept. 

.John Van Schaick Lansing 

Pruyn New York Sept. 

.Augustus Hasbrouck Bruyn. . .Kingston, N. Y. . . Oct. 
Teunis Whitbeck Van Hoesen. .Philadelphia, Pa.. Nov. 

Edgar Knickerbocker New York Nov. 

Charles Hageman Voorhees. .. Brooklyn, N. Y...Dec. 
.Leander Mortimer De La 

Mater Elizabeth, N. J. . . Dec. 

Menzo Van Voorhis Rochester, N. Y. . Jan. 

Cornelius J. Dumond New York Jan. 

John Abraham Lott, Jr Brooklyn, N. Y. . . .Feb. 

Remsen Varick Messier Pittsburgh, Pa. . . .Feb. 

Jacob Lefever New Paltz, N. Y. .Feb. 

John G. Bogert New York Feb. 

William Rea Bronk New York Mar. 









































Oct. 27, 1887. .De Witt Heermance Poughkeepsie, N.Y .April 16, 1905 

June 10, 1897. .John William Cooper Brooklyn, N. Y. . .April 23, 1905 

Dec. 7, 1888. Benson Van Vliet Poughkeepsie, N.Y.April 30, 1905 

June 30, 1890. Joseph Warren Scott Dey New York City. ..May 4,1905 

Dec. 23, 1885. Frederick J. De Peyster New York City... May 10,1905 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Charles Henry Van Deventer. .New York City... May 25,1905 


Date of Date of 

Election. Death. 

Mar. 27, 1890. John Lefferts, Jr Brooklyn, N. Y. . .May 28, 1905 

Oct. 24, 1889.. William Fargo Kip New York City. . July 5,1905 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Frederick Cruser Bayles Houston, Miss. .. .July 10,1905 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Henry Augustine Bogert Flushing, N. Y July 12,1905 

Dec. 22, i887..Clarkson Crosby Schuyler Plattsburgh, N. Y.Aug. 16,1905 

April 6, 1886.. Cornelius Vreeland Banta Roselle, N. J Sept. 5,1905 

Mar. 10, 1904. .Edwin Ruthven Dusinbery Liberty, N. Y Oct. 17,1905 

June 25, 1885. .John Van Voorhis Rochester, N. Y. . .Oct. 20, 1905 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Philip Verplanck Yonkers, N. Y Nov. 10, 1905 

Mar. 12, 1903. .Maurice Penniman HasBrouck.New PaTtz, N. Y..Nov. 25,1905 

Nov. 7, 1901.. Walter Van Dyck Oakland, Cal Dec. 25,1905 

Mar. 14, 1885.. John Henry Van Wyck New York City. . .Jan. 29,1906 

Dec. 22, 1887. Peter Van Voorhees Camden, N. J Feb. 25, 1906 

Mar. 9, 1905. .Ernest Graves Bergen New York City... Mar. 6,1906 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Robert Sickels New York City. . .April ii, 1906 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Acraon Pulaski Van Gieson. . . .Poughkeepsie, N.Y.April 19, 1906 

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

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

Oct. 25, 1886. .Hyraan Roosa Kingston, N. Y. . . .June 8, 1906 

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

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

Oct. 22, 1890.. Charles Adolphus De Witt Jersey City, N. J.. June 27,1906 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Charles Lansing Pruyn Albany, N. Y July 7,1906 

June 8, 1899. .Samuel Brinkerhoff Fremont, O Aug. 5,1906 

April 6, i886..Chauncey Schaffer Truax New York City. ..Aug. 9,1906 

Mar. 14, 1901 . .Frederick Hasbrouck New York City... Aug. 28,1906 

Mar. 28, iSSt). .Abraham Van Wyck Van 

Vechten New York City. . . Aug. 28, 1906 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Gilbert Sutphen Van Pelt New York City... Sept. 11,1906 

Dec. II, 1902. William Ide Van Benscoter. .. .Detroit, Mich Sept. 23,1906 

Mar. 9, 1899. .Edward Augustus Van 

Wagenen Newark, N. J Sept. 28, 1906 

Oct. 29, 1891.. Samuel C. Bradt Albany, N. Y Oct. 14,1906 

Dec. 29, 1892. .Tunis Henry Bergen Brooklyn, N. Y...Oct. 17,1906 

Mar. 29, 1894 .Robert Bayles Englewood, N. J. .Oct. 21, 1906 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Wilhelmus Mynderse Brooklyn, N. Y. .. .Nov. 15,1906 

April 30, 1885. .Henry Spingler Van Beuren...New York City... Nov. 29,1906 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Benjamin Lander Amerman. . .New York City... Feb. 1,1907 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Stephen Gilliam Bogert New York City.. .Feb. 10,1907 

Mar. 9, 1905.. John Goldsmith Prall Elmhurst, N. Y. . .April 22, 1907 

April 6, 1886.. John Watts de Peyster Tivoli, N. Y May 4.1907 

Mar. 31, 1892, .Robert Bentley Brinkerhoff Pelham M'n'r,N.Y.May 9, 1907 

Mar. 9, igoi;, .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 


Date of Date of 

Election. Death. 

Mar. 28, 1889.. John Henry Sutphen Jamaica, N. Y July 21,1907 

Mar. 29, 1888. John Hunn Voorhees North Bend, O Oct. 14,1907 

May 19, 1887. .Henry Martin Polhemus Astoria, N. Y Oct. 23, 1907 

Oct. 2;, 1S86. .Jasper Van Wormer Albany, N. Y Nov. 4. '907 

Mar. 26, 1S91 . .Joseph Dwight Van 

Valkenburgh Greene, N. Y Nov. 4. i907 

Dec. 22, i887...'\braham 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. 1,1908 

Oct. 25, 1886..D0UW 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, 1885.. Daniel Bennett St. John Roosa.New York City... Mar. 8,1908 

Dec. 23, 18S5.. 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,i889..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. 19°* 

Dec. 20, 1886.. George Ohlen Van der Bogert .Schenectady, N. Y.Aug. 20,1908 

Mar. 30, 1887. Jacob Craig Van Blarcora 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. i9o8 

Nov. i7,iSSq.John Howard Suydam Philadelphia, Pa. .Oct. 17,1908 

Mar. 30, 1893. Arthur Burtis Buffalo, N. Y Oct. 22, 1908 

Mar. 29, i888..Alonzo Edward Conover New York City... Oct. 23,1908 

Dec. 7, 1888. John Bullock Van Petten Cazenovia, N. Y..Oct. 31,1908 

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. II, 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 Lawrence Riker, U Woodmere, N. Y. .Mar. 25, 1909 

Mar. 14, 1885.. George M. Van Hoesen Nyack, N. Y April 18, 1909 

Oct. 21, 1897.. Charles Edward Witbeck Cohoes, N. Y May 13,1909 

Dec. 8, 1904. Cornelius L Zabriskie Hackensack, N. J. .May 13, 1909 

Mar. 14, i885..Gerardus Hilles Wynkoop New York City. . .May 16,1909 

April 6, 1886.. John Lawrence Riker Cedarhurst, N. Y..July 6,1909 

Mar. 26, 1891.. Seymour De Witt Middletown, N.Y.July 12,1909 

Oct. 24, 1889.. Richard Henry Van Alstyne. . .Troy, N. Y July 28,1909 

Mar. 30, 1887.. Cornelius Cuyler Cuyler New York Cit>'. . .July 30,1909 

June 5, 1885.. Thomas Dunkin De Witt New York City. . .Aug. 13,1909 


Date of Date of 

Election. Death. 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Abraham Quackenbush New York City... Aug. 26,1909 

June 30, 1890. .Charles Winegar Crispell Rondout, N. Y....Aug. 30,1909 

Oct. 24, 1889.. Henry Waller Brinckerhoff Brooklyn, N. Y...Sept. 7,1909 

Mar. 29, 1894. .John Cornell Schenck Brooklyn, N. Y...Sept. 29,1909 

Oct. 25, 1886.. Charles Burhans Kingston, N. Y...Oct. 15,1909 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Francis Isaac Vander Beek. .. .Jersey City, N. J.. Oct. 23,1909 

Apr. 30, 1885. John Rufus Van Wormer New York City... Oct. 27,1909 

Mar. 8, 1906.. William H. Van Schoonhoven. .Troy, N. Y Nov. 2,1909 

June 10, 1909. .Albert Waling Van Winkle. . ..New t'ork City. ..Dec. 16,1909 

Mar. II, 1909. .John Newton Van Ness Newark, N.J Dec. 28,1909 

June 15, 1886.. Charles H. Truax New York City... Jan. 14,1910 

Dec. 10, 1896. .Edward Langdon Bogert New Brighton, 

N. Y.Jan. 19, 1910 

Oct. 27, 1887.. Gordon Wendell New York City... Jan. 31,1910 

Oct. 24, 188 5.. Peter Wyckoff Brooklyn, N. Y...Feb. 9,1910 

April 6, 1886. .Louis Bevier Van Gaasbeek. .. .Kingston, N. Y...Feb. 16,1910 
Mar. 9, 1899.. John Percival Roosa Monticello, N. Y..Feb. 23,1910 

Mar. 24, 1910. . Abram Van Arsdale Newark, N. J April 7,1910 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Daniel Lewis Van Antwerp. . . .Loudonville, N.Y.. April 16, 1910 

Mar. II, 1897. .Andrew Jackson Kiersted Philadelphia, Pa. .May 10,1910 

Mar. 31, 1892. .William Henry Singerland. .. .Slingerlands, N. Y.May 13,1910 

Dec. 8, 1904. .James Wallace Van Cleave. .. .St. Louis, Mo May 15,1910 

Mar. 12, 1896. Edward Boyce Adriance New York City. ..July 22,1910 

Dec. 20, 1886. .James Ten Eyck Albany, N. Y July 28, 1910 

June 25, 1885. .Hiram Schoonmaker New York City. . .Aug. 2,1910 

June 15, 1886. .Theodore Melvin Banta Brooklyn, N. Y. .. .Sept. 17,1910 

Dec. 8, 1888. .James Thayer Van Deventer. . .Knoxville, Tenn. .Sept. i8, 1910 

Dec. 7, 1888. Townsend Cortelyou Van Pelt. Brooklyn, N. Y...Oct. 16,1910 

Oct. 27, 1887.. Samuel Van Wyck Brooklyn, N. Y...Oct. 18,1910 

Jan. 7, 1892. . Josiah H. Zabriskie Brooklyn, N. Y...Nov. 1,191° 

Jan. 30, 1890. Philip Vernon Van Orden Catskill, N. Y....Dec. 13,1910 

Oct. 24, 1885. .John Garnsey Van Slyke Kingston, N. Y...Dec. 15,1910 

Nov. 9, 1893. .Henry Cornelius Hasbrouck. .. .Newburgh, N. Y..Dec. 17,1910 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Commodore Perry Vedder Ellicottville, N. Y.Dec. 24,1910 

June 12, 1902. Ferdinand Lott Wyckoff Brooklyn, N. Y. .. .Dec. 30,1910 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Isaac Paulis Vander Beek Jersey City, N. J.. Jan. 10,1911 

Mar. 14, 1 901 . Henry Mesier Van Wyck New Hamburg, 

N. Y.Jan. 

Dec. 23, 1885.. James Suydam Philadelphia, Pa.. Jan. 

Mar. 30, 1887.. Edward Elsworth Poughkeepsie, N.Y .Feb. 

Oct. 27, 1887.. Edward Strong Bogert New York City.. .Feb. 

June 25, 1885. .Peter J. Stuyvesant New York City. . .Mar. 

Oct. 22, 1890. James Pilling Rappelyea Brooklyn, N. Y...Mar. 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Washington Lafayette Cooper. .New York City... Mar. 10,1911 
Jan. ij, 1909. .George Washington 

Schoonmaker Jamaica, N. Y....Mar. 10,1911 














Date of Date of 

Election. Death. 

Dec. 28, 1893.. Arthur Peter Sutphen Somerville, N. J.. Mar. i+, 1911 

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, \. Y April 5,1911 

Oct. 27, 18S7. .Jacob Winne Clute Schenectady, N.Y. .April 12, 19T1 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Leonard Harvey Groesbeck. . .Syracuse, N. Y. . .April 17, 1911 
Dec. 20, 1886. .David Augustus Vander Veer. Freehold, N. J. .. .April 26, 191 1 

Oct. 24., 1889. .John Henry Hopper Paterson, N. J.... May 7,1911 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Theophilus ."Inthony Brouwer..New York City... June 15,1911 
Nov. 9, 1893.. John Jeremiah Van .Dongan Hills, 

Rensselaer.. S.I... June 18,1911 

May 19, 1887. .Stephen Van Alen Van Home. New York City. . .July 11,1911 

June 13, 1901 . .Peter A. Dey Iowa Cit}', Iowa. .July 11,1911 

Oct. 29, 1891. .Edward Jacob Bergen Brooklyn, N. Y...July 14,1911 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Peter Jacobus Elting Yonkers, N. Y....Aug 10,1911 

Mar. 10, 1904. .Cornelius Bloomingdale New York City... Aug. 22,1911 

Mar. 9, 1905. .Cornelius Ditmars Flatbush, N. Y. . .Sept. 20, 191 1 

Oct. 24, 1885.. Charles Crooke Suydam Elizabeth, N. J... Nov. 9,1911 

Dec. 17, 1908. .William V^'hite Hance Palenville, N. Y..Nov. 14,1911 

Dec. 17, 1908. .David Springsteen Elmhurst, N.Y... Dec. 14,1911 

June 15, i886..BloomfieId Brower New York City... Jan. 5, IQ12 

Mar. 14, 1885. .George Gosman De Witt New York Citv. . .Jan. 12, 1912 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Francis D. Kouwenhoven Steinway, N. Y...Jan. 20,1912 

Mar. 31, 1892. .John Henry Dingman Brooklvn, 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. 8,1912 
June 2;, 1885 . .Eugene Van Loan Athens, N. Y Mar. 10,1912 

Dec. 20, 1886.. Samuel Oakley Vander Poel. . .New York April22,i9i2 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Edward Tompkins Hulst Poughkecpsie, 

N. Y.. .April23, 1912 

Mar. 31, 1890. .Arnatt Reading Gulick New York April24, 1912 

June 25, 1885. .Richard Mentor Jacobus Maplewood, N. J. .April 30, 1912 

Mar. 10, 1898. .Charles Eagles Dusenberry . . . .Troy, N. Y June 25,1912 

Mar. 12, 1908. .Charles Freeman Cantine Kingston, N. Y....JuIy 14,1912 

Mar. 12, 1903 . .Harry Van der Veer De Hart. .Elizabeth, N. J. ..July 16,1912 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Sherman Esselstyn Brooklyn, N. Y...Sept. 22,1912 

Mar. 30, 1893. .Joseph Hasbrouck Dobbs Ferry, 

N. Y...Oct. 2,1912 

June II, 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. 15,1912 

Mar. 29, 1894. Wellington Vrooman Parkersburg, 

W. Va...Oct. 26, 1912 

Mar. 9, 1899. .John Monroe Van Vleck Middleto'n, Conn. .Nov. 4, 1912 

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 


Date of Date of 

Election. Death. 

June 8, 1899. .William Van Dorn Freehold, N. J... Jan. 1,19:3 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Andrew Truax Veeder Pittsburg, Penn...Jan. 4,1913 

Nov. 30, 1892. .Ernestus Schenck Gulick New York Jan. 6,1913 

Mar. 10, 1904.. .Henry Benjamin Van Winkle. Paterson, N. J.... Jan. 7,1913 
June 15, 1886. .Samuel Decker Coykendall. . .Rondout, N. Y....Jan. 14,1913 
June 17, 1910. .Wessel Ten Broeck Van .New Baltimore, 

Orden 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. 1,1913 

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, 1912. .Charles Norton Van Buren. . .Elizabeth, N. J... Mar. 30,1913 

June 14, 1894. .William R. P. Van Pelt Brooklyn, N. Y. . .April 19, 1913 

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 16,1913 

Oct. 25, 1886. .John Lett 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, 191,3 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Ezekiel J. Elting Yonkers, N. Y. . . .Oct. 26,1913 

June 10, 1897. .Thomas C. Van Antwerp Cincinnati, Ohio.. Nov. 20,1913 

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. 1,1914 

Dec. 23, 1885.. John R. Van Buskirk Brooklyn, N. Y...Jan. 1,1914 

Mar. 12, 1908. .William H. Van Wormer Albany, N. Y....Jan. 29,1914 

Oct. 24, 1S89. Cebra Quackenbush Hoosick, N. Y....Feb. 16,1914 

June 30, 1892. .Henry Moore Teller .Denver, Colo Feb. 23,1914 

lune 15, 1886. .Garret D. W. Vroom ....Trenton, N. J.... Mar. 4,1914 

June 13, 1907. .Nicholas Vreeland Jersey City, N. J. .Mar. 29, 1914 

June II, 1908. .Egbert Le Fevre .New York, N. Y. .Mar. 30, 1914 

Dec. 13, 1894. Aaron J. Zabriskie Newark, N. J April 15, 1914 

Dec. 17, 1908. .Eugene W. Veeder Schenectady, N.Y .April 18, 1914 

Mar. 14, 1895. .Harrison Van Duyne Newark, N. J May 3,1914 

June 9, 1898. Hiram Duryea ..Brooklyn, N. Y...May 5,1914 

May 19, 1887. .W. P. Voorhees N. Brunswick, 

N. J May 31, 1914 

Oct. II, 1900. .D. B. Van Name Mariners' Har- 
bor, N. Y June 11,1914 

April 30, 1885. .Maus Rosa Vedder New York, N. Y. .June 13, 1914 

June 9, 1904. .Jacob Storm Varick .Susquehanna, Pa.. June 16,1914 

Oct. 14, 1909. .Charles R. De Bevoise .Newark, N. J July 5, 1914 

Dec. 8, 1888. .Milton B. Van Zandt New York, N. Y. .July 6, 1914 



Date of Date of 

Election. Death. 

Oct. 21, 1897. .Garrett J- Lydecker Detroit, Mich July 9,1914 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Albert V. Bensen Albany, N. Y July 15,191+ 

June 9, 1904. 
June 12,1902. 
Mar. 14, 1885. 
Dec. 7, 1 888. 
Dec. 8,1898. 
Mar. 29, 1888. 
Dec. 20, 1 9 10. 

Nov. 17, 1885. 

Vfar. 28, 18S9. 

Oct. 24,1889. 

June 14, 1894. 

L. A. Powelson .Brooklyn, N. Y...Sept. 1914 

C. A. Schemraerhorn New York, N. Y. .Oct. 2, 1914 

Henry Van Schaick New York, N. Y. .Nov. 14, 1914 

J. Van Vranken .Potsdam, N. Y. .. .Jan. 20,1915 

Jacob Van Woert. . .' .Greig, N. Y Jan. 26, 1915 

Herman S. Bergen ...Brooklyn, N. Y...Jan. 31,191,5 

Van Rensselaer Schuyler New York, N. Y. .Feb. 17, 1915 

\\'. B. Vanderpoel New York, N. Y. .Mar. 9,1915 

J. F. Bloodgood Flushing, N. Y Mar. 12, 1915 

J. R. Triiax .. Schenectady, N.Y..Mar. 17, 1915 

Clarence Storm New York, N. Y. .Mar. 24, 1915 

Ed. Note: Deceased Members recorded to February i, 1916, will be found 
under "In Memoriam" on last pages of this volume. 









of the 




were held in the City Hall, New 
York City, on June 24, 1915, at 
which time the Municipality of 
Amsterdam, Holland, presented to 
the City of New York a flag. 

The presentation was made on 
the steps of the City Hall at noon 

by His Honor The Consul-General, A. vande Sande- 

Bakhuyzen, who said: 

Mr. Mayor: In the name of the Municipality of 
Amsterdam, I present your City with this flag, that it 
may fly gaily from the top of the City Hall as a sym- 
bol of the virtues which characterize the founders of 
this city, those who made her great and those in whose 
hands her future rests securely. {Handing the flag to 
the Mayor, the Consul continued:) Officials of the 
City government and all those who do honor to this 


' See medalion on page 

2 ^oTH A N N W ERS ARY igv 

occasion by their presence: It is but natural that the 
City of Amsterdam takes more than the ordinary inter- 
est in the development and welfare of your city, which 
owes its very origin to the initiative of enterprising and 
fearless Amsterdam burghers, some three centuries ago, 
and it is glad that this opportunity should offer itself 
to give proof that feelings of the warmest sympathy fill 
the heart of the mother city from her offspring across 
the ocean. After your city had outgrown her nursing 
period and New Amsterdam had become of age, she 
did what many a daughter does — she was wooed away, 
changed her name and transferred her allegiance. The 
impressions of her early education, however, were last- 
ing, and her character, once formed under the maternal 
eyes of the West India Company, remained so that even 
now we can here and there discern symptoms which 
prove her origin. 

Much in the form of your municipal administration 
can be directly traced to that of Amsterdam, and when, 
in 1665, the present form of city government was in- 
stalled, it was more a continuation of the form of the 
administration as copied from Amsterdam, under new 
names, than a fundamentally new system. 

The institution of public schools and the excellent 
influence this continues to exercise is one of the most 
striking, if not the most useful, heritages from the 
Dutch Colonial days. The efforts which you are mak- 
X ing to secure a larger measure of self-government are 
an emanation of proud consciousness that you are 
fully able to look after your own affairs. Anybody 
acquainted with Amsterdam and its history will not 
fail to see to whom you owe this trait. 

The city on whose behalf I have the honor to ad- 
dress you, occupies a very similar position in our coun- 
try to the one you have in the United States. Although 
a port of no mean importance, Amsterdam is especially 
prominent on account of its trade in colonial products, 
tobacco, tea, quinine, rubber, tin and all the spices. 

Of her many industries, I name but that of which 
the diamond is the raw material, because therein lies 
one of the most valuable trade relations between the 




two cities. Her money market contributes another 
and very important field on which New York and 
Amsterdam meet daily. 

The interest which Amsterdam's capitalists take in 
your railroads and industries accounts for so numerous 
and intimate relations between them, that it could be 
said that, when New York prospers, Amsterdam fares 

The unfortunate war has distorted and broken many 
commercial relations, thrown the whole organization 
of the world's trade out of gear. One of the conse- 
quences should be, that our two countries, both ear- 
nestly and jealously guarding their neutrality, are 
drawn closer together. This is but natural, and I 
hope that this closer acquaintance may lead to still 
more extensive intercourse. 

Chief above all other features stands Amsterdam's 
eminence as a colonizing power. 

The extensive and prosperous Dutch colonies which 
are daily attracting more attention among your mer- 
chants, are principally developed by Amsterdam en- 
terprise. I mention this so as to prove that Amster- 
dam has successfully continued the colonial policy of 
which your city was one of the first results. 

Amsterdam and its burghers are proud of the share 
they had in the foundation and development of a great 
colonial empire. 

In a so quickly shifting population as that of New 
York, which to us foreigners seems to be in a contin- 
uous state of fermentation, civic pride finds no time to 
grow as deeply as in smaller, less rapidly growing 
communities. Nevertheless, I have found among the 
New Yorkers, and especially among those families 
whose histories are one with that of the city since its 
earliest days, who are not less imbued with a justified 
pride in the innumerable accomplishments of their city 
than the proudest burgher of Amsterdam. 

The cultivation of civic pride is, I believe, good for 
a city, for numerous are the occasions on which it has 
more need of the devotion of its citizens than of their 


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I am particularly happy at this time to find that 
there is still felt pleasure in an exchange of interna- 
tional courtesies, which take a gentler form than bul- 
lets and bayonet thrusts. 

Amsterdam is anxious to show that it appreciates 
New York's selection of the Dutch colors for the 
fundament of its flag so as to emphasize its Dutch 
origin. The colors were used by the Prince of Orange, 
whose self-sacrificing courage and lofty sentiments of 
justice and liberty justify their use as an emblem of 
a city whch was born of his people. 

There are people who decry the idea of a city flag; 
I am sorry for a man so unimaginative that he cannot 
see in a flag a festive and decorative emblem in and 
through which historical truths and noble traditions 
are preserved and transmitted from generation to 

Your country as well as mine realizes these days that 
it is dangerous to allow national or civil pride to carry 
the people too far from those ideals which the world 
hopes to see materialize once. Your flag will not float 
as a defiant threat to outsiders, it will not stand for a 
boasted superiority over others, but it will distinguish 
a community with noble traditions, high ideals, with a 
splendid history, and, pray God, an enviable future. 


Mr. Consul-General: In accepting at your hands 
this flag, I beg that you will convey to the ancient City 
of Amsterdam the heartfelt thanks of this whole city. 
In adopting this tricolor as the official flag of the city, 
we are keeping fresh before us the recollection which 
we cherish of this city's early relationship to your great 

New York is proud of its growth and of its position 
in the world. It is equally proud of its origin. Among 
the cities of America New York had the exceptional 
benefit of a dual parentage. On the one side from 



Holland it gained a sturdiness of purpose and force of 
character. These are traits that for centuries have 
marked its substantial citizenship. From England it 
adopted the political institutions which prevail in this 
city until today and are the typical institutions of 
American communities. From them both it inherited 
the genius for commerce which has made New York 
pre-eminent among the cities of America. 

Today we are commemorating the origin of the city 
by the adoption of this flag, and at the same time the 
two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the establish- 
ment of its governmental institutions. Incalculable 
are the obligations of the people of America to those 
intrepid adventurers into a new and broader life, by 
whose sacrifices and labor the nation was established. 
New York, now perhaps the most cosmopolitan of all 
the cities in the world, still feels the impulse of the 
spirit which guided and sustained the early Dutchmen 
who established the first settlement on the Island of 
Manhattan. Self-reliance, intrepidity, vision and in- 
dustry, these were the conspicuous characteristics of the 
founders of New Amsterdam. These are the qualities 
from which the great modern City of New York has 
been built. These are the qualities on which New 
York must base its future development, and so we raise 
this flag as a token of our heritage and as a symbol of 
our aspirations. 

Day by day it will bring this thought to the people 
of New York, as it floats over the City Hall, that New 
York counts among its possessions not only its own rich 
history and the contributions made in these centuries 
to its progress and development by its own people, but 
all the heritage of the great nation of the Netherlands, 
from whose shores those first voyagers came to establish 
in the New World the City of New Amsterdam. 

In the afternoon a patriotic meeting was held in the 
Aldermanic Chambers. Dr. William R. Shepherd, 
Professor of History of Columbia University, delivered 
the historical address of the occasion and said: 


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When the mind runs back through the two centuries 
and a half that connect the huge metropolis of the west- 
ern world with a quaint little town perched on the 
southern tip of Manhattan, it conjures up a vision of 
achievement more wondrous by far than the tales of 
Arabian magic. To picture remote beginnings is often 
an easy task, but for the beginners themselves to imag- 
ine the outcome of their handiwork requires a gift of 
prophecy all too rare. Nor should it be forgotten that 
the pleasure, with which he who surveys the result views 
its struggling inceptions, must ever be tinged with mys- 
tic regret, that the founders were denied a share in the 
contemplation of what was to be accomplished. As we 
invoke the shades of the lengthening past of our great 
city, therefore, let us call up anew in memory the towns- 
men of the days when old New York was young, and 
invite them to rejoice with us in spirit that they builded 
so wisely and so well. 

No clearer proof of the marvels that have been 
wrought, no keener conception of what the metropolis 
is, and what it means to those who dwell within it, could 
be supplied than that offered by a view of it in the third 
quarter of the seventeenth century. If comparisons be 
somewhat odious, they are often instructive. Any con- 
crete description of New York at the present time, while 
stimulating enough to our pride in size and numbers 
and material things, yet leaves us vague of appreciation, 
simply because we are in the city and of it. The popu- 
lation, after all, is only the individual man, woman and 
child multiplied in myriads, and the municipal struc- 
ture naught but their personal possessions enlarged to 
a vast degree. Intimately familiar with the giant com- 
plex, unable to dissociate it from ourselves and our be- 
longings, we are constrained to fancy that it must 
always have been so. If we would perceive New York 
as it is, we must set it mentally beside New York as 
it was, and visualize the difference. 

At the time the little town on Manhattan started forth 
under its new name it had one especial distinction at 



least: its date was larger than its population! The 
first mayor and board of aldermen could write 1665 
on their official documents, but they could muster only 
1500 inhabitants to read them. In sober truth, how- 
ever, New Yorkers of that time were not expected to 
read municipal ordinances, any more than their de- 
scendants are presumed to regard the "City Record" 
as a form of light literature. Many of them did not 
know how to read, and ability in this direction was not 
altogether necessary for public purposes. All they 
had to do was to assemble at the ringing of the town 
bell, about the platform in front of the town hall near 
Coenties Slip, and hearken to the announcements of 
the town crier. 

Just what appearance did New York of such dis- 
parity between calendar and census ofifer to the city 
fathers and the people of their charge? A contem- 
porary account says : "The town is compact and oval, 
with very fair streets and several good houses . . . 
built most of brick and stone and covered with red and 
black tile . . . after the manner of Holland, to the 
number of about four hundred . . . which in those 
parts are held considerable . . . and the land being 
high it gives at the distance a pleasing aspect to the 
spectators. . . . The city has an earthen fort . . . 
within (which) . . . stand a wind-mill and a very 
high staff upon which a flag is hoisted whenever any 
vessel is seen in . . . (the) bay. The church rises with 
a lofty doubled roof, between which a square tower 
looms up. On the one side is the prison and on the 
other side of the church is the governor's house. . . . 
At the waterside stand the gallows and the whip (ping- 
post) (and) a handsome city tavern adorns the furthest 
point." Thus militarism, industry and religion, gov- 
ernment, punishment and entertainment were all found 
within the limits of incipient New York; but there 
were other elements of municipal life and character 
which call for especial mention. First among them is 
the lay of the land. 

A glimpse at the southern end of Manhattan in those 
days would have revealed a series of wooded hills, some 


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of them eighty feet above the present street level, inter- 
spersed with grassy valleys and surrounded by marshy 
meadows. On the northward side was a deep pond 
called "The Collect," flooding the area now bounded 
by Baxter, White, Elm, Duane and Park. Streets. Be- 
yond this lay high and rocky ground rising at times to 
240 feet above tide water. On the south, also, Man- 
hattan was not so broad as it is today, for many of the 
marshy meadows have been filled in and on them streets 
laid out. A great part of the Battery has been simi- 
larly reclaimed. 

The fort, some 300 feet long by 250 feet broad, 
flanked with four grass-grown, earthen ramparts, occu- 
pied the site of the United States custom-house. Pro- 
vided with excellent herbage, the sloping sides of the 
ramparts were very attractive to browsing cattle, horses, 
pigs and goats that munched contentedly as they gazed 
at the martial spectacle beneath them. The damage 
indeed caused by the depredations of such rooters and 
ruminants was an increasing source of concern to the 
city fathers, until more effective measures were taken 
to keep stray animals in check. 

One class of animals, however, long retained favor- 
able consideration, namely, the cows belonging to the 
citizens, as contrasted with the residents, of New York. 
Perhaps the possession of the so-called "burgher-right" 
by their owners may have suggested the creation of a 
kind of bovine aristocracy as well. At all events a 
tract near "The Collect" about Centre Street was re- 
served as a pasture for citizens' cows alone. One 
Gabriel Carpsey was their herdsman, and like his an- 
gelic namesake, we are told, carried a horn which, to 
pursue the likeness still further, he blew in the morn- 
ing at the gates of the owners, collected his drove and 
conducted it along Broadway through Pearl Street and 
Maiden Lane to its exclusive grazing-ground. In the 
evening the procession wound slowly homeward from 
the lea, and Gabriel's trumpet announced the several 
arrivals at the proper destinations! 

Supplementing the defense offered by the fort was 
a stockade of wooden palisades backed by a low earthen 



wall. This ran along the East River to near the junc- 
tion of the present Pearl and Wall Streets, followed the 
line of Wall Street, its namesake, to the corner of 
Broadway, and then proceeded westward to a steep 
bluff overlooking the Hudson, not far from Greenwich 
Street. To the top of the palisades boards were nailed 
so as to prevent Indians from jumping over them. Wall 
Street in fact was the northern limit of the town. 

Convenience in arriving at certain places, and in 
skirting hills or marshes, had early decided the course 
of the highways of New York. Some of the roads or 
lanes were mere cowpaths. This accounts for the nar- 
rowness and crookedness of the streets below Wall 
Street and for some above that thoroughfare. From 
the "Marketfield Plaine," or "Bowling Green" as it 
came to be known, a spot where fairs and other festivi- 
ties were often held, two important highways diverged. 
Of these one ran northward along the present Broad- 
way to near its junction with Wall Street. The other, 
now Marketfield Street, led to Broad Street, through 
the center of which coursed a creek or canal. Hard by 
the corner of Broad and Bridge Streets the merchants 
met on Fridays to transact their business in the first 
exchange set up on Manhattan. Here, too, the center 
of financial activity has remained for two centuries and 
a half. 

Close to this early exchange lay the market-place, on 
the corner of Broad and Pearl Streets, to which on Sat- 
urday mornings the country folk brought their produce. 
Here was located the first of the municipal markets 
later to become so famous in New York. Near Broad 
and Bridge Streets, and again on Moore Street, jutting 
out from Pearl, were a dock and a wharf, the scant 
beginnings of the vast system of docks and wharves that 
now line our water front. 

Behind the fort, stretching from State Street to 
Whitehall Street, was Pearl Street, the oldest and most 
populous thoroughfare of the time. On the present 
site of the warehouses of Numbers 71 and 73 Pearl 
Street, facing Coenties Slip, stood the town hall, easily 
the most pretentious building on Manhattan. Erected 


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originally as a "Harberg" or tavern, it was some fifty 
feet square, three stories in height with two more in 
the roof, and crowned by crow-step gables. In the rear 
of the town hall ran another roadway, the present High 
Street, from a bridge over the outlet of the creek 
through Broad Street along the East River to the junc- 
tion of Pearl and Wall Streets. On High Street dwelt 
the fashionable folk of New York. 

So as to protect the shore in front of the town hall 
and the houses of the inhabitants along Pearl Street 
against the inroads of high tides from the East River, 
a sheet piling had been made of planks driven into the 
earth. It stretched from the foot of Broad Street to 
Coenties Slip and thence to the corner of Pearl and 
Wall Streets. Along the fine, dry promenade formed 
in this way the young men and maidens of the little 
city were accustomed to take their evening stroll, 
"watching the silver moonbeams as they trembled on 
the calm bosom of the bay, or lit up the sail of some 
gliding bark, and peradventure interchanging the soft 
vows of honest afifection." 

From the junction of Pearl and Wall Streets a road 
crossed the present Roosevelt Street, then a stream 
called the "Old Kill," by the famous "Kissing Bridge." 
"Here," says a clergyman of the eighteenth century, "it 
was customary before passing beyond to salute the lady 
who is your companion." On his own behalf he ingenu- 
ously admitted that he found the practice "curious, yet 
not displeasing!" The practice at any rate seems to 
have been so much appreciated by the young men of 
the period — and possibly also by the young women — 
that at several other bridges on Manhattan, ordinarily 
free to cross, it became the rule to collect toll of this 

Somewhat north of the bridge the road ascended a 
hill so steep that a roundabout route had to be devised, 
and the loop made in the attempt to find a better grade 
still exists in Chatham Square. Wending our way still 
further north we come to the "bouwerie," or farm and 
country residence, of Governor Stuyvesant, located 
roughly between Third Avenue and the East River, 



Sixth and Sixteenth Streets, from which an interna- 
tional thoroughfare of great renown derives its name. 
The house itself stood near the corner of Twelfth 
Street and Third Avenue. It formed the nucleus of 
Bowery Village. 

Considerably to the north of Stuyvesant's "bouwerie" 
lay the settlement of New Haarlem, which in the twen- 
tieth century at least has become of prime importance, 
whatever may have been its standing in the seventeenth. 
Situated generally north of a line stretching from the 
present Eighth Avenue and One Hundred and Twelfth 
Street to the East River at One Hundredth Street were 
broad, moist and fertile meadows called by the Dutch 
"The Flats." So large comparatively did the number 
of settlers there become that the hamlet had been ele- 
vated to the dignity of a village. Like the parent town, 
New Haarlem came in the progress of the centuries to 
spread over a much wider area. Yet in the straw- 
thatched farmhouse on the flats of New Haarlem one 
may hardly detect the prototype of the institution known 
as the Harlem flat! 

Such is a sketch in merest outline of New York as 
it started on its career. Many years were to elapse ere 
the town revealed the promise of its future greatness. 
Yet the promise was there, hidden in the bosom of a 
wondrous harbor where a noble stream, coursing from 
plains and forests that stretched northward and west- 
ward in boundless magnificence, mingled its waters 
with an ocean girdling the globe; hidden in adjoining 
shores and islands where the sites of a million homes 
awaited the strokes of the craftsman who should fashion 
the foundation of nature into the residence of man; 
hidden in a microcosm of fifteen hundred souls, even 
then representative of many of the nations of earth and 
destined to become a world state in miniature, to which 
should be gathered men, women and children of every 
clime to dwell in peace and contentment under the 
starry flag of hope and freedom. Today, as we behold 
the promise of yore realized so bounteously, our hearts 
must well up in joy and thankfulness to the Creator of 
every good and perfect gift that, although the use of 



the gift may yet be far from perfect, it nevertheless is 
good and an augury of still larger welfare. 

It is sometimes said that, would one understand the 
characteristics of the American people, he must visit 
each of the four sections into which they are divided, 
and hearken to the question prevailing there. He must 
learn what the attitude of a particular section is toward 
life in general and toward the individual himself, as 
set forth by the folk of one of its typical cities. In Bos- 
ton, as a spokesman for the East, he will be asked: 
"What do you know?" In Charleston, as an advocate 
for the South, he will hear: "Who are you?" In San 
Francisco, as a champion for the West, he will meet 
the query: "What can you do?" But in New York, 
as the standard-bearer for the North, the direct question 
put to him will be: "How much have you got?" 

At first blush this last interrogation might be re- 
garded as proof positive of a belief among New York- 
ers in the amassing of wealth as the sole end of man's 
activities. It sounds sordid, it savors of a gross mate- 
rialism that ignores the higher, the purer and the nobler 
aims of human ambition and accomplishment. It seems 
infinitely beneath the will to learn — or perhaps better, 
the "want to know" — of the East, the will to recognize 
individual worth, of the South, the will to achieve, of 
the West. 

Such an estimate of New York, however, does scant 
justice to its past, no less than to its present and its 
future. If indeed our city is mighty in material things, 
if its area is huge, if its buildings are colossal, if ten 
thousand be a host and this be multiplied five hundred- 
fold, is all that in itself naught of which to boast? If 
it be, also, characteristic of the American ever to speak 
of size and cost, then New York, more than any other 
city in our wide domain, is typical of the entire United 
States. But does the American, does the New Yorker, 
think only of the results attained, of results measured 
merely in acreage and masonry, in dollars alone, in the 
figures of statistics as they stand? Or is his thought 
based in reality upon a contemplation of the gigantic 
effort by which the results have been attained, and of 



the cost in the labor of struggle and sacrifice which 
must be paid before the finished product is turned out 
from the maker's hand? This rather, I take it, is the 
true interpretation of the pride of the American in the 
United States and of the New Yorker in his metropolis 
of the New World. 

And what of the foremen of the builders of the com- 
monwealth, what of the city fathers through the two 
hundred and fifty anniversaries, guiding with watchful 
care the growth and development of the tiny town 
planted on the southern tip of the "Island of the Hills," 
as it struck its roots deep and strong and spread its 
branches far and wide in a span that is without com- 
pass? Surely we must accord them a just meed of 
praise for what they have done to promote the achieve- 
ment that stirs our pride so powerfully. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Greater New 
York of today and tomorrow, and the Lesser New York 
of yesterday, let us offer our token of appreciation for 
their share in the creation of this, our world state in 
miniature, made up of many nationalities brought to- 
gether as a community of singleness, at once a pattern 
and a symbol for the peoples of Europe, Asia, Africa 
and the isles of the sea now racked by war and strife, 
for the peoples who may yet take courage from this 
example of municipal nationalism, this example of how 
possible it is for men of many tongues and customs and 
traditions to assemble and dwell side by side in harmony 
under the protecting aegis of a democracy that yields 
to each the measure of his worth and recks not of priv- 
ilege inherited or of hatreds born of ages. Let this be 
our offering, also, to humanity at large in its groping 
toward the dawn of that happy day when we shall have, 
not alone the condition of peace on earth, but the real- 
ization of the far grander sentiment — of good will 
toward men! 



October 2, 191 5 

HE twenty-sixth annual dinner of 
the Poughkeepsie district members 
of The Holland Society of New 
York, in commemoration of the re- 
lief of the siege of Leyden, was held 
at the Nelson House on Saturday, 
evening, October 2, 1915. 
The following members partici- 
John Erskine Adriance, William 
Adriance, Abraham B. DuBois, 

pated in the feast: 
A. Adriance, Petei 
Charles G. Douw, Jesse Elting, Jacob Elting, Frank 
Hasbrouck, trustee, Bruyn Hasbrouck, Martin Heer- 
mance, E. Covert Hulst, trustee, Frank J. Le Fevre, 
Vice President from Ulster County, Abram P. Le 
Fevre, Dr. J. Wilson Poucher, Frank Van Kleeck and 
Clarence Hood Woolsey. The Vice President for 
Dutchess County, I. Reynolds Adriance, presided, and 
on his right was seated the Recording Secretary of the 
Society, Edward Van Winkle, who came up from New 
York City especially for the dinner. 

The Hutspot, as usual in Poughkeepsie, was hugely 
relished, many of the diners (inclusive of the Record- 
ing Secretary) requiring a second helping before being 
satisfied to pass on to the next course. After the cigars 



were lighted the Chairman read letters of regret from 
President Gerard Beekman, Treasurer Arthur H. Van 
Brunt, and a telegram from Corresponding Secretary 
Seward G. Spoor, who had intended to be present but 
was prevented at the last minute. The Recording Sec- 
retary was called on for a few words and, after express- 
ing his pleasure at attending the Poughkeepsie Dinners, 
spoke interestingly on the matters of his office, espe- 
cially pertaining to the Year Books and the publication 
of the old Dutch Records. Judge Hasbrouck was then 
asked to give some information as to the delayed Year 
Books, which he proceeded to do, and imparted re- 
newed hope to his fellow members that some day the 
gap in the set of Year Books on their shelves would be 
filled. As is the custom at these dinners, there were 
no set speeches, but the members present offered re- 
marks "as the spirit moved them." Dr. Poucher told 
of various old Dutch church records which it had been 
his good fortune to bring to light and offered the fol- 
lowing resolution : 

Resolved: That Frank Van Kleeck and Martin 
Heermance be and they hereby are appointed a Com- 
mittee to have photographic copies made of the orig- 
nal call of the first Pastor to the Dutch churches of 
Fishkill and Poughkeepsie, and that the same be pre- 
sented to The Holland Society of New York and filed 
in its archives. 

Judge Hasbrouck then offered the following addi- 
tonal resolution: 

Resolved: That the Chairman, Vice President I. 
Reynolds Adriance, Frank Van Kleeck and Martin 
Heermance be, and they hereby are appointed a Com- 
mittee to obtain and deliver to the Secretary of The 
Holland Society of New York the old original rec- 
ords of the Dutch churches of Fishkill and Pough- 
keepsie for the purpose of having the same translated 
and copies made. 

Both of these resolutions were carried unanimously. 
The present Vice President for Dutchess County was 
then renominated to fill the position for another year. 



After singing Auld Lang Syne, the meeting broke 
up and the members dispersed, all feeling that the 
twenty-sixth dinner had been a most enjoyable one. 

"Haring en iintbrood 
Leiden heeft geen nood" 


Little Neck Clams on half shell 


Celery Radishes 

Green Turtle Clear 


Olives Salted Nuts 

Sea Bass, Saute-Meuniere 
Julienne Potatoes 


Holland Punch 

Broiled Guinea Chicken with Cress 

Potatoes au Gratin 

Green Corn Lima Beans 

Heart of Lettuce, Russian Dressing 

Ice Cream with Peaches Cake 

Roquefort Crackers 




November 23, 19 15 

T the Annual Smoker held in nine- 
teen hundred and six, President 
Van Wormer said: "If you haven't 
met the fellow who sits next you, 
speak to him, — tell him who you 
are; then there won't be any need 
of a formal introduction and all 
embarrassment will speedily disap- 
pear. ... If you think your neighbor needs nudging, 
nudge him good and hard." The membership must 
have followed that wholesome advice because every- 
body present on this occasion became speedily ac- 
quainted with everybody else, and the meeting was pro- 
gressing happily when President Gerard Beekman 
stepped upon the platform and announced that the pre- 
pared program would begin. He said in part: 

"Tonight you will be entertained with a musical re- 
cital. It can be seen in your honest and intelligent 
faces that this effort will be received in a kindly spirit, 
but this gathering is also your Annual Smoker, and you 
can hardly be expected to see clearly in this fog of the 
soothing cigar and fascinating cigarette. But do not 
permit this legacy of our predecessors, this thick mantle 
of joy, to so obscure your just appreciation of the artistic 
work to follow, as that it may end merely in smoke. 



Most of the chestnut trees of Long Island, from 
whence I come, are dead; I have therefore little to offer 
you, but it is said that in the far West, an impatient 
audience, listening to a musical entertainment, were 
warned by the manager appearing on the stage for that 
purpose, to be lenient and not to shoot the performers, 
as they were doing their best. 

Your Secretary will now introduce those craving 
your leniency." 

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 Cer- 
emonies and introduced the following artists: M. J. 
O'Connell, in Songs; Chalk Saunders, in Chalk Talks; 
Mart King, Story Teller; W. G. Devereaux, Eccentric 
Musical Comedian; Harry Burnet, at the Piano. 

At the close of the program the following collation 
was served : 


Service Chaud: 

Consomme Excelsior en tasses 

Finger Rolls 

Scallops a la Newburg 

Sweetbreads, en Croquette 

Service Froid: 

Mayonnaise of Lobster 

Mayonnaise of Chicken 

Assorted Sandwiches 

(Foie Gras, Tongue, Ham, Caviar, etc.) 

Tartines Beurrees 

Fancy Ices Assorted Cakes 

Cafe Noir 


The Smoker was held in the Hotel Astor, Broadway 
and Forty-fourth Street, New York City, on Tuesday 
before Thanksgiving, November 23, 191 5. 




December 17, 1915 

HE Fourth Annual Dinner of the 
Hudson County branch of The Hol- 
land Society of New York, was held 
on Friday evening, December 17, 
1915, at the Jersey City Club. 

Previous to the dinner, the an- 
nual election of officers was held. 
Mr. John Winner was elected Pres- 
ident, to succeed Mr. Wm. Van Keuren, and Mr. Clar- 
ence G. Newkirk was re-elected Secretary and 

The Society was honored in having the President of 
the parent Society, Mr. Gerard Beekman, who ad- 
dressed the Society in a masterful speech. The Re- 
cording Secretary, Mr. Edward Van Winkle, told of 
the approaching dinner of the Society and reminded 
the Hudson County members that they must not expect 
front seats if they wait until the last day to signify their 
intention to be present. 

The other guests and speakers were : Rev. Cornelius 
Brett, D.D., of the Bergen Reformed Church, and Mr. 
Howard R. Cruse. Hon. Wm. Brinkerhoff acted as 
toastmaster and read letter from Governor Fielder, 
expressing regrets at inability to be present. 



Dr. Brett's address was most instructive and interest- 
ing; it had to do with the emigration of the original 
Hollanders to America, and, in the course of his speech, 
he traced the lineage of several Jersey City families 
from those two famous Hollanders, John of the Moun- 
tain and Jesse of the Forest. 

Mr. Cruse gave a very interesting address on the 
Scales of Justice and handled his speech with marked 

Those present were: Gerard Beekman, President of 
The Holland Society of New York; Reverend Corne- 
lius Brett; P. M. Brett; H. R. Cruse; Wm. C. Glass; 
Edward Van Winkle, Recording Secretary of The Hol- 
land Society of New York; F. Gainsway; Hon. Wm. 
Brinkerhofif, Trustee of The Holland Society of New 
York; Gen. H. H. Brinkerhofif; Dr. H. J. Bogardus ; 
J. S. Newkirk; C. G. Newkirk; C. A. Newkirk; H. V. 
Newkirk; Dr. L. A. Opdyke; T. A. Ryer; R. G. Sip; 
C. M. Vreeland; Dr. H. Vreeland; R. J. Vreeland ; 
C. A. Van Keuren; Wm. Van Keuren; Graham Van 
Keuren; A. A. Van Winkle; T. E. Van Winkle; D. 
Van Winkle; B. T. Van Alen; J. C. Van Slyke; John 
Winner; R. H. Coykendall; A. M. Henry; N. D. 
Wortendyke; J. P. Van Cleef. 

The following most excellent Menu was served in 
pleasing style by the chef of the Jersey City Club : 



Blue Points on the Half-shell 
Celery Olives Gherkins 

Cream of Tomatoes 

Filet of Sole Potatoes Hollandaise 
Sweet Breads a la Dewey French Peas 


Roast Vermont Turkey Giblet Sauce 

Mashed Potatoes 

Salad a la Netherlands 

Tutti Frutti Ice Cream Olie-Koek 




HE Thirty-first Annual Dinner of 
The Holland Society was held in 
the Waldorf-Astoria on Thursday 
evening, January 20, 1916. The 
members and guests assembled in 
the Astor Gallery, where an in- 
formal reception took place and 
escorts were assigned to the repre- 
sentatives of the Societies invited as Honorary Guests. 
At the signal from the Recording Secretary the doors 
of the dining-room were thrown open promptly at 
seven-thirty to welcome those participating in this gay 

The first tier of boxes and half of the second balcony 
were occupied by the ladies. 

The Reverend Dr. James S. Kittell, Pastor of the 
First Dutch Reformed Church of Albany, pronounced 
the following blessing, after which the members were 
seated and service begun: 

"God Almighty, Our Heavenly Father, we recognize 
Thee as the Giver of every good gift. We return 
thanks to Thee for Thy gracious mercies towards us 
for the joys and fellowships of life. Help us in humil- 
ity and sincerity to serve Thee. Amen!" 

This year a novel departure in the arrangement of 
the dais and tables was tried out for the first time and 
pronounced a great success. Many complimentary 




remarks were made by the guests of honor, who were 
grouped about the President — Voorzitter — Toost 
Meester — according to the following diagram: 

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20 The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Mr. William J. 

Clarke, Recording Secretary. 
18 St. George's Society, Mr. Cunliffe-Owen, Vice 

16 St. David's Society, Rev. John Williams, President. 
14 The Colonial Order of the Acorn, Mr. Charles H. 

Stout, Treasurer. 
12 Society of Colonial Wars, Major Henry Ganse- 

voort Sanford, Governor. 
10 Empire State Society, Sons of the American Revo- 
lution, Mr. Louis Annin Ames, President. 
8 The St. Nicholas Society of New York, Mr. Will- 
iam D. Murphy, Vice President. 
6 Rev. Dr. James S. Kittell. 
4 Major General Leonard Wood. 
2 Hon. W. L. F. C. ridder van Rappard, Minister 
from the Netherlands. 


I Hon. Gerard Beekman, President, The Holland 

Society of New York. 
3 Hon. Francis J. Swayze. 
5 Hon. William G. Raines. 
7 Hon. A. van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Consul General 

from the Netherlands. 
9 The Mayflower Society. 
1 1 Sons of the Revolution, General Robert Olyphant, 

13 St. Nicholas Society of Nassau Island, Mr. Charles 

L. Livingston, President. 
15 St. Andrew's Society, Dr. Alexander C. Hum- 
phreys, Vice President. 
17 The Huguenot Society, Mr. William Mitchell, 

19 The Pennsylvania Society, Hon. Barr Ferree. 

In front of the dais the following members and their 
guests were seated at tables : 

Table i : John Leonard Varick, Fred W. Klein, 
John A. Jeremiah, Fred Atkins, S. D. Collett, Arthur 
F. Conant, F. A. Muschenheim, Edward Van Winkle. 
Table 2: Arthur H. Van Brunt, A. T. Clearwater, 
David Nevius, Thomas E. Van Winkle, Frank Has- 
brouck, J. Maus Schermerhorn, Jesse Elting, David 
D. Zabriskie. 

Table 3 : John E. Van Nostrand, Tunis G. Bergen, 
Evert Jansen Wendell, Augustus Van Wyck, Seymour 
Van Santvoord, Guest, William Van Wyck. 

Table 4: John J.. Bogert, J. Elmer Christie, Thomas 
Van Loan, C. B. Zabriskie, De Witt Van Buskirk, 
Charles A. Dana, Charles M. Vreeland, H. H. Vree- 
land. Dorr Viele. 

Table 5: F. I. Vander Beek, Edgar L. Marston, 
John K. Clark, Edward Barnes, William G. Bumsted, 
Dr. Burdette P. Craig, Edgar J. Marston, F. I. Vander 
Beek, Jr. 

Table 6: William Leverich Brower, H. S. Patter- 
son, Edward M. Raeder, James S. Polhemus, Rev. 
Charles H. Stewart, Garret J. Garretson, Rev. Charles 
K. Clearwater, William W. Gillen, James Garretson. 



Table 7: E. Covert Hulst, Rev. T. H. Mackenzie, 
William W. Vaughan, Henry S. Bartow, Alex S. 
Williams, John Kouwenhoven, Gerrit Kouwenhoven, 
William H. Kouwenhoven. 

Table 8 : John Bergen, John L. Vander Veer, Judah 

B. Voorhees, Anson A. Voorhees, J. Edgar Voorhees, 
A. Willard Voorhees. 

Table 9: Byron G. Van Home, J. Albert Van 
Winkle, Guest, Edward G. Zabriskie, Frank A. 
McLaughlin, A. A. Zabriskie, Dr. Von Schleider, A. 

Table 10: Frank H. Quinby, Hubert Dunning, 
Charles E. Purdy, Charles C. Haviland, Charles B. 
Van Valen, Joseph R. Van Valen, Frederick H. Crum, 
Samuel A. Vanderwater. 

Table 11: Alston Beekman, J. Ten Broeck Beek- 
man. Dr. A. Vander Veer, Dr. Albert Vander Veer, 
Jr., Dr. James M. Vander Veer, Seeley Vander Veer, 
John C. Gulick, P. Gibert Thebaud, Horace Secor, Jr. 

Table 12: William Brinkerhofif, Governor James 
F. Fielder, William B. Jenkins, J. W. Hardenbergh, 
John J. Voorhees, George G. Tennant, Daniel Van 

Table 13: S. L. F. Deyo, Charles Warren Hunt, 
T. Odell Whitenack, Benjamin Feland Groat, John 
H. Myer, Frederick Van Wyck, Graham K. Mellen, 
John Ditmars, Jerome Lott. 

Table 14: A. V. B. Voorhees, Guest, A. M. Sne- 
deker, James Wilson, A. H. De Witt, Horace S. Van 
Voast, John G. Van Home, Charles H. Keefer, Walter 
F. Murray. 

Table 15: H. S. Demarest, D. De G. Demarest, 
George A. Blauvelt, David Fox, Alexander R. Gulick, 
Edward De Witt, Mathius Van Dyke Cruser, J. 
Fielder Cruser. 

Table 16: H. W. Van Wagenen, George L. Thur- 
ton, John H. Prall, L. A. Sussdorff, James S. Newkirk, 
Henry H. Brinkerhoff, C. G. Newkirk, H. J. Bogardus, 

C. P. Opdyke. 


Table 17: Frank R. Van Nest, Claude V. Pallister, 
William Merritt Post, Edwin Cutwater, J. O. Out- 
water, Thornton Earle. 

Table 18: William Van Keuren, George Van Keu- 
ren, Graham Van Keuren, Fred C. Van Keuren, Geo. 

F. Brackett, A. J. Stone, James G. Shaw, B. S. Ward, 
M. R. Howe, George E. Blakeslee. 

Table 19: Russell A. Coykendall, Archibald M. 
Henry, Francis J. N. Tallman, Robert J. Van Epps, 
John P. Hogan, Andrew J. Onderdonk, Frederick E. 
Crane, Samuel H. Andrews. 

Table 20: William M. Swartwout, Arthur James 
Weise, Peter Westervelt Stagg, Arthur A. Stagg, Will- 
iam Van Woert, James M. Jarvis, Rutger Van Woert. 

Table 21 : John V. B. Wickoff, Robert A. Messier, 
Henry W. Jefifers, Horace M. Van Slyke, Paul 
Andreae, Adolf De Vries, A. C. Hegeman. 

Table 22: T. H. Hoagland, M. Sheldon Franklin, 
Harry Connor, M. L. Hoagland, Chester Bayles, J. H. 
Bacheller, T. G. Hoagland. 

Table 23 : G. Elmer Van Siclen, Andrew J. Van 
Siclen, Robert K. Wick, Jacob V. Ryerson, Garret M. 
Van Siclen, Jacob Ryerson, George L. Hobart, Charles 

Table 24: P. V. R. Van Wyck, James Robb, Will- 
iam Syall, H. G. McCuUy, Guest, George J. Eiseman, 
George Debevoise. 

Table 25: Charles V. Rapelje, John Vandevere, 
Walter S. Rapelje, Frank W. Linington. 

Table 26: Duncan D. Sutphen, Chester A. Braman, 
Teunis J. Bergen, Elmer Blauvelt, W. H. Zabriskie, 
J. W. Bellis, David D. Bellis, Albert R. Bogert, John 

G. Demarest. 

Table 27: G. G. Ackerson, Walter Terhune, H. 
Myers Bogart, J. P. Clarendon, C. E. Stafford, Arthur 
Lewis DeGroff, Charles E. Fisher. 

Table 28: Cornelius S. De Bevoise, James P. Cooke, 
Walter Monfort Meserole, W. M. Bristol, C. S. Keyes, 
Chas. De B. Schenck, G. L. Miller. 


Table 29: Charles Mason Dutcher, William Hauley 
Dutcher, Henry R. Sutphen, C. S. Jennison, Francis 
S. Vander Veer, George A. Thomson, William H. 

Table 30: Calvin D. Van Name, Francklyn Hoge- 
boom, Frank C. Sedley, Herbert R. McChesney, Paul 
De Bevoise, Nils Anderson, H. A. Van Liew, William 

Table 31: P. C. Quackenbush, W. S. Ackerman, 
George W Fuller, Thomas F. McCran, Frank Van 
Cleve, J. Wilson Sharpe, A. W. Van Winkle, Wessels 
Van Blarcom, G. Danforth Williamson. 

Table 32: Azariah M. Springsteen, J. M. Swartz, 
John H. Vanderveer, David Springsteen, Abraham De 
Bevoise, George O. Slingerland, William M. Archi- 
bald, Jr. 

Table 33: Harry A. Van Gilder, W. H. Bailey, 
O. M. Bowen, R. S. Streett, Harry P. Van Gilder, 
Arthur D. Coffin, Charles H. Coye, Charles G. Van 

Table 34: Reuben E. Kipp, John L. Swan, Guest, 
Charles E. Luxton, L. R. Thurlow, Benj. T. Van 
Nostrand, Harry M. De Mott. 

Table 35: Wallace M. Van Ness, E. B. Morton, 
Melville C. Van Ness, R. L. Van Dyke, F. E. Kaley, 
Jas. A. Hill, Frank Bigelow, William A. Zabriskie. 

Table 36: F. H. Amerman, W. L. Amerman, Moses 
J. DeWitt, James F. Heath, E. Hawley Van Wyck. 

Table 37: Wm. George Schermerhorn, H. B. Van 
Hoesen, H. I. Van Hoesen, William G. Waldron, 
Frank I. Dutcher, O. F. Winne, F. C. Sutro. 

Table 38 : John R. Van Siclen, Wyckofif Van Siclen, 
William Alex Williamson, George A. Williamson, 
John Winner, Peter P. Terhune, Albert D. Terhune. 

Table 39: Dr. John D. Quackenbos, Dr. William 
L. Bradley, Van Tassel Sutphen, Theodore Brink, 
Frederick R. Keator, Hubbard Hendrickson, Dr. Will- 
iam B. Van Alstvne. 


Table 40: B. H'B. Sleght, A. Vander Werken, 
Chas. J. Dumars, Fred L. Colwell. 




^i^\\mxhBt\\ (!l?nootarI|ap nan Nt?«tu-f nrk 

den 20sten van Louwmaand 1916 

in de 


Hoek Sde Loan en 34tte Straat 


Ilollaind Jociely ^^ 

New York 

Thirty- Fir^i: 
Annual Dinner 

at the 


January 20^^ 


TSrxtttiscltap en (Bt^slBtiiap 
^tnot bo "Brtite tn IBulten Znrg 


tStstita tntt S'aua 
Oyster CoCfcfails 

Sollf tt&tea. nraibrrt &ttU 
Mignon of Filet, Colbin-t Style 

Potatoes Palestine Green Peas a la Vichy 


yavtiifiifitfi movst, poller 

Breast of Guinea Hen Stutfed, Paprik: 



d Grapefniit Salad 

I^ SCaatanje ?«Iiiiing tja ^ 
Plombiere of Chestnuts 

Assorted Cakes 


"Let Talkers talk; stick thou to what is best; 
To think of pleasing all is but a jest" 

A&drres of WeUtsms — Slfe ^rpsidrnt nf ®lfp ?iioUanb 9orif tg 


Music — Oranie Bovcn 

®ur (Haunlry anb X\\e '^^xs&Mtnt 

"Our rivers and hills and our valleys invite, 
All trades and vocations for man with his might" 
"Our country, right or wrong!" 
Music— r/ie Star Sfangled Banner 

Nxpuuj Nr&prlanb an& (©ur 3attf^Xl\ttB 

"Still wert thou lovely, whatsoe'er thy name. 
New Amsterdam, New Orange, or New York, 
Whether in cradle sleep, on sea-weed laid, 
Or on thine island throne in queenly power arrayed" 

?l^ollanii anb ^ex dracioua (jPurrn 

His Excellency Hon. W. L. F. CR RIDDER VAN RAPPARD 

"Your star made you the monarch of the ocean wrested square 
Your royal goodness makes you a ruler everywhere ' 

Uvsic—Wilhclmus Van Nassauuvn and Tulip Time in Holland 

JFIfr Sutrlf inmtnr, ^rarljrr aa Well 

Reverend Doctor JAMES S. KITTELL 

.. ****** Jq,1j ,g^p[j jij j|[ 

To render the deeds of mercy" 
Music — Al is ons Landje nog zoo Klein 

Butrl; ExampU; lift STtrat Sntprnational ffiamypr 


"The right shall yet come uppermost 
And justice shall be done" 

}e (Ettiztn ^nl&ipr: Sant, i^alitilr. tn i^orsr, anb Awag 

Major General LEONARD WOOD 

"As long as Right contends with wanton Wrong, 
Each manly man with valor shall be strong; 
With faith and courage high the standard raise 
Till Right shall conquer Wrong in endless days" 
Fight for the Right! 
Music— /(> a Long Way to Tipperary 

7P (!9nlg <S.ans\anat 


"Shall be a well of inspiration, and 
A promise to us all of Better things" 

Music — Wien Neerlandsch Bloed 

Sgnir — "Aulb 2iang g-ynf " 

The illustration on Page 1 of thii 
Hendricks of the Onrust (Restless 
pedition on the Dela 

enu represents the ransoming — by Captain Cornelis 
n the early spring of 1616, during a trading ex- 
re Kiver — trom the Minqua Indians, of three Dutch traders in 
Netherland Company, "giving for them kettles, beads 
ecorded ransom of whites from Indians 


On May 18, 16S4, the Amsterdam Directors wrote to Stuyvesant, "We have decided 
that a seal for the City of New Amsterdam shall be mad^ and sent over." (This letter 
was received July 17, 1654.) DocumenI 
XIV, page 862. Above is a true reproc 

On October 6, 1669, Governor Lovelace notified the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of 
the City of New York that the Duke of York had presented "a Publicq Seale for the 
Corporation." Records of New Amsterdam, Vol. 6, page 198. Above is a true repro- 

Ql0mmiaatP tnt xtgslhx^ nan itptt Haalti^ii 

John Leonard Varick, Chairman 
William Brinkerhoff John E. Van Nostrand 

Frank I. Vander Seek Evert Jansen Wendell 

(§&cets sx-af&tia 

Gerard Beekman, President 

Arthur H. Van Brunt, Treasurer 

Edward Van Winkle, Recording Secretary 


The "Hutspot,'" the crowning feature of the Menu 
this year, was served in special iron pots placed one on 
each table in front of the "most distinguished or self- 
important" occupant of a place at the table, whose duty 
it was to serve it hot and in good old style. The savory 
odor ascended to the boxes and caused many a fair one 
to smack her lips, resulting in the following excellent 
and most popular suggestion — Hutspot for the Ladies 
next year. 

The President of the United States, the Governor of 
the State, and the Mayor of New York were invited 
to be present at the dinner and sent regrets through 
their several secretaries. The Ambassador to Holland, 
Dr. Van Dyke, was also asked to be present at the din- 
ner, and regretted in the following letter: 

Legation of 
The United States of America 

The Hague, Netherlands, 

November 5, IQIS- 
My Dear Mr. Van Winkle: 

Your very kind note of October i6th is just received. 
You see how slowly the Holland- America boats move 

I appreciate very much the invitation of The Hol- 
land Society in connection with the Thirty-first Annual 
Dinner, to be celebrated on January 20, 1916. Unfor- 
tunately, in the present state of affairs it is absolutely 
impossible for me to say when I can take a vacation. 
I have no definite plans in regard to it at present; but 
if by any chance "a way should open," as the Quakers 
say, for me to take a little leave of absence in America 
this winter, and if that time should fall in the neighbor- 
hood of January 20th, I would let you know at once. 

If I should not be able to be with you on that joyous 
occasion, I wish you would give my cordial greetings 
to all the members of the Society. Tell them that 


' Made after receipt, page 176 land Society of New York, 

of 1914 Year Book of The Hoi- | 


"the Dutch have taken Holland," and that they still 
keep it, in a very fine and firm fashion. 
Believe me, w^ith sincere regards, 
Your obedient servant, 

(Signed) Henry VAN Dyke, 

American Minister. 

"Let Talkers talk; stick thou to what is best; 
To think of pleasing all is but a jest." 

After the coffee had been served and the members 
and guests had settled down for the intellectual part 
of the program, the President, The Hon. Gerard Beek- 
man, arose and said: 

Gentlemen : It has become my very pleasant duty 
to welcome you to your own dinner and to your own 
friends, and to welcome the guests of The Holland 
Society to a most hearty feeling of friendship and kind- 
ness which the Society feels toward them as represent- 
ing our sister societies. 

It is almost inappropriate on an occasion like this to 
deal in the ordinary after dinner stories, the quips and 
quirks which you are all accustomed to, when we are 
confronted with so serious a set of facts as we are all 
familiar with and need not mention. 

Gentlemen, I wish to call you by a new name — "Men 
of History," "Sons of History" — not simply "American 
citizens." You and those whom you represent have 
come here bringing history from the old lands. You 
have made history in your families in this new land; 
and history is the mother of patriotism. I can look 
into your faces and claim that you are peculiarly the 
patriots of our city and of our land. To you can safely 
the appeal be made to meet that which I alluded to a 
moment ago. 

We are threatened with the loss of our ideals, the 
most serious loss that can happen to a country. The 
ideals which we have stood for as a body; that we have 
stood for as a nation, as separate States, through several 
wars, are threatened with the insidious undercurrent 
which saps the foundation. Look at our art. Look at 
our literature. Look at our newspapers of today. See 




what they contain. Do they echo the old chivalry of 
the bygone days? Do they hold up to the young the 
standards of self-denial and of that beautiful life which 
cares more to be right than to be prominent? Or is 
it a filmy, glittering motion of the picture show, and 
nothing more? 

I speak to you seriously, gentlemen, because you are 
the men of all others to stem this tide. You are the 
men of all others to give a serious view to the rising 
generation. Have you ever looked in the newspapers 
and seen those grotesque somethings that are called 
comic art, those hideous monstrosities, worse even than 
the efforts of the cubists? What does that mean? 

It may be said, and very truly, that we have a dif- 
ferent order of civilization today from the old days of 
the chivalrous knight, from the old days when the 
armor was hung up against the wall, from the old days 
when honor was the great thing and prosperity was sec- 
ondary. We have a new civilization. It is the civil- 
ization of eternal motion, of going nowhere with all 
speed, and returning with equal celerity. (Laughter 
and applause.) It is motion without thought. Is that 
not so, gentlemen — is there nothing to encourage us 
when we speak of the old ideals, when we speak of the 
right because it is right? Is there only silence? 

This very City of New York refutes that. The cari- 
caturists ridiculed in Cervantes, courtesy in war under 
that poor unfortunate Don Quixote's armor and helmet, 
the Basin of Membrino. The caricaturists, of whom 
Washington Irving was one, did what they could to 
debase this very historical people whom I am now 
addressing. But the cartoonists of today have taken up 
the revenge. For we see everywhere today little old 
New York praised. Little Old New York! What does 
that mean? The old center of kindly manners, kindly 
thought, of disinterested patriotism around which has 
grown this enormous spread of materialism. Little 
Old New York is still in the hearts of the people and 
represented, not by a seated woman with a castellated 
brow, as is the case with other cities, but by an old- 
fashioned gentleman with his three-cornered hat, his 


cane, his shoe buckles, his knee breeches, his broad coat. 
The only city I know of that is typified by the gentle- 
man class is Little Old New York. 

What does Father Knickerbocker stand for? With 
these very caricaturists he stands for constant protest 
against degeneracy, constant protest against folly and 
evil. Father Knickerbocker will appear in the papers 
perhaps in a few days, always protesting for the old 
ideals. That is a significant thing. It means that the 
people, voiced by the caricaturists, still love the old 
standards of truth, of honor and of chivalry. 

I wish to introduce you to yourselves this evening 
with that extended hand of Little Old New York and 
its millions of newcomers. Can you refuse the chal- 
lenge to take up the standards of the old and the re- 
spected and the revered of our grandfathers, and force 
them upon the attention of these new Americans? Can 
you refuse that task? I trow not. I leave it with you. 

Gentlemen, we will rise and drink this toast to our 
Country and the President. 

"Our rivers and hills and our valleys invite. 
All trades and vocations for man with his might." 
"Our country, right or wrong!" 

(Toast drunk and "The Star Spangled Banner" 

The President: Gentlemen, the next toast in order 
is "Nieuw Nederland and Our Forefathers." We will 
drink that also standing. 

"Still wert thou lovely, whatsoe'er thy name, 
New Amsterdam, New Orange, or New York, 
Whether in cradle sleep, on sea-weed laid, 
Or on thine island throne in queenly power arrayed." 
(Toast drunk and "America" sung.) 

The President: Gentlemen, it is my pleasure and 
honor to read to you the next toast, "Holland and Her 
Gracious Queen," which will be responded to by the 
Hon. W. L. F. C. ridder van Rappard. 



"Your star made you the monarch of the ocean wrested 

Your royal goodness makes you a ruler everywhere." 


Mr. President and Members of The Holland Society 
of New York: A representative of a foreign country 
has many duties to perform. He has to defend the 
interests of his countrymen, he has to convey the mes- 
sages of his home government to the government to 
which he is accredited, he has to report to his Minister 
of Foreign Affairs about the political and economical 
conditions of the country where he is established. All 
these duties are welcome to him; at all events they are 
so in the United States, because the foreign representa- 
tive finds in this country a kind reception, he finds here 
a government willing to help him, always ready to give 
him the information he wants, letting him feel himself 
at home, whenever he comes to the Department of 
State. Next to these official duties, the foreign repre- 
sentative has other obligations as pleasant as the official 
ones: he has to move amongst the people of the country 
where he temporarily lives, he has to assist at social 
functions, he has to make acquaintances in as many 
circles as possible, where through him his country must 
be made known and esteemed. 

The Netherlands Minister to the United States has 
of course also to perform all these duties, but he has 
a big advantage above his colleagues — he has as duty, 
as a most agreeable duty, as a duty that is in the mean- 
time one of his greatest pleasures, to be present, every 
year, at the annual meeting of The Holland Society of 
New York. (Prolonged applause.) And as excep- 
tional circumstances obliged me last year, much to 
my regret, to deny myself that annual treat, how happy 
do I feel, that this year again I can be with you at this 


'Portrait on p. 182 — 1914 Year Book. 


dinner, that I once more can enjoy a few hours in 
company with my countrymen. Yes — my countrymen, 
because all of you, you are my countrymen. (Ap- 
plause. ) Except for your cruelty to oblige me to speak 
in English (laughter), you have all the good and may 
be also the bad qualities of my race. Especially on this 
evening you are Dutch, you feel Dutch, the Dutch 
joviality speaks from your faces, faces that are also 
Dutch, that have kept through centuries the stamp 
immortalised by our great painters: you are all little 
Rembrandts! (Laughter and applause.) 

Your Recording Secretary has suggested that I 
should respond to the following toast: "Holland and 
Her Gracious Queen," and as a motto he gave me: 
"Your star made you the monarch of the ocean wrested 

Your royal goodness makes you a ruler everywhere." 

Need I tell you how pleased I was with that sugges- 
tion, how gladly I accepted it, how happy I was to have 
again the occasion to express before you what the Hol- 
landers think of their country and sovereign? You 
suggested Holland and her gracious queen. That 
and was superfluous. Who speaks of Holland speaks 
of her queen, because in no country whatever the 
dynasty is more one with the nation than is the case in 
your motherland. It is simply impossible to imagine 
the Netherlands without connection with the house of 
Orange. HoUgnd has tried, history teaches us, to do 
without the house of Orange, but has always failed. 
As soon as dangers arose, as soon as the existence of the 
country was at stake, the Netherland people in their 
misery repented, returned to their dynasty and found 
always willing ears; never have the descendants of 
William the Silent refused their co-operation, their 
guidance, however ungratefully and unjustly they 
might have been treated by their subjects. Through 
them always came relief, they never disappointed the 
people. Yes, indeed, we are proud of the house of 
Orange. (Applause.) We are proud of the house of 
Orange because they brought us liberty after a struggle 
for freedom of eighty years; we are proud of the house 




of Orange because through them that small country in 
Europe, with no more than six millions of inhabitants, 
rules there in the Far East over dominions of thousands 
and thousands square miles, with a population ap- 
proaching fifty millions; we are proud of the house of 
Orange because under their reign, by their inspiration, 
the dear Dutch tricolor is seen on all the oceans of the 
world, the Dutch commerce developed to such an ex- 
tent, that we compete with the Great Powers, and 
occupy a prominent place in the world's traffic; we are 
proud of the house of Orange because they have always 
been patrons of Art and Science, because under their 
rule the Netherlands procured to the world men as 
Rembrandt, Grotius, Vondel, Hooft, Huyghens, Cats, 
Spinoza; and last, not least, we are proud of the house 
of Orange because during the reign of my gracious 
Sovereign, the actual queen. The Hague became the 
center of international law, the town where the peace 
palace was erected, the place where as much or perhaps 
more than in any other place, the hope is living of a 
perpetual peace, no more based upon might and force, 
but upon good will amongst men and upon international 
justice. (Greeted with cheers and prolonged applause.) 
Mr. President, the kind words with which you intro- 
duced me just now have greatly touched me. I am 
convinced of the sympathy The Holland Society feels 
for the mother country. I feel that sympathy whenever 
I meet an American citizen, who, when he hears who 
I am, informs me that he has Dutch blood in his veins. 
As proud as you are of your elder, smaller brothers; as 
proud are they of their younger, bigger ones, we fol- 
low always with the greatest interest the destinies of this 
great republic, reminding us in so many respects of the 
republic of the United Provinces, when your mother- 
land, at the shores of the North Sea, occupied such an 
important place under the powers in Europe, when The 
Hague was not only a center of science and art, as it is 
still now, and as I fervently hope, will always be, but 
also a political center, where the fate of nations was 
discussed. Now those glorious days for Holland are 
over; they do not fit anymore in her aspirations; now 



we Strive only to be great, to improve in things spiritu- 
ally higher. That does not mean lack in patriotism, in 
ardent desire to keep our hard-won independence, in 
earnest wish to be true to our national aims: absolutely 
neutral between the warring nations, Holland stands 
there, may be suffering on account of the dijfficult actual 
conditions, but proud, surely friendly disposed towards 
both camps of the world war, but ready to defend her 
existence, her freedom against every attack, from which 
side, land or sea, that attack might come. And in those 
feelings the nation and her sovereign are united: never 
in the past, not even during the most trying days of our 
history, the union of people and dynasty has been more 
complete and the desire more sincere to stick to the 
words written under the Netherland arms: "I will 

As I know that so many prominent men are waiting 
to address you, I won't take too much of your time and 
of your patience. I read once in one of your magazines 
the following definition of a speaker at a banquet: "The 
man who makes speeches at a banquet is the sort of man 
whose wife never fails to stop when there is a display 
of mourning goods in a show window." Now I not 
only do not want my wife to become a widow, but do 
not want her even to wish to become one. My last 
word to you however must be a word of thanks, an 
expression of gratitude. I thank you, members of The 
Holland Society of New York, for your kind reception, 
for the welcome you gave me, for the sympathy that 
like an unseen fluid goes out from you to the represen- 
tative of your motherland. Be assured that the friendly 
feelings you express for the old Holland on the other 
side of the water are returned by us: that we are as 
proud of you as you declare to be of the country that 
was the cradle to your ancestors before they crossed 
to this side and, to a great extent by the qualities they 
possessed as Hollanders, made the United States of 
America what it is now, one of the greatest powers on 
the earth. May your country continue on its way to 
prosperity and greatness, and may the American citi- 
zens of Dutch descent continue to occupy the promi- 



nent position in this country which they so justly de- 
serve. (Prolonged applause.) 

The President: The next toast of the evening is 
the "Dutch Domine, Teacher as well, doth teach us all 
to render the deeds of mercy." This toast will be re- 
sponded to by the Reverend Doctor James S. Kittell. 


Mr. Toastmaster, Ladies and Gentlemen: I find it 
hard to express my appreciation of the invitation to 
bring a word of greeting from your sister colony of 
Dutch descent up the Hudson River. I have been 
wondering just how I got up my courage to come down 
here and face so formidable a crowd. I feel a little bit 
like my first predecessor in the Old Dutch Church at 
Albany, Megapolensis, who had to face the Indians. 
We Albany people have heard a great deal about a 
Wigwam down here and Tammany Braves; it may be 
I am a missionary to the Indians. (Laughter.) 

There is a certain charm about the Recording Sec- 
retary of this organization that reminds me of a conver- 
sation between a maiden lady and her friend — a widow 
twice — who was about to be married again. 

They were talking it over; and this maiden lady said, 
"Mary, how is it that you have been married twice, and 
now you are to be married a third time ; and here I have 
never been married at all. We are about the same age ; 
we have always worn equally nice clothes; we have 
about the same amount of money and social standing; 
and you are to be married a third time, and I have never 
been married at all." "Well," Mary said, "it isn't the 
clothes; it isn't the money; and it isn't the social posi- 
tion; but it's the 'Come hither' look you have in your 
eye." (Laughter and applause.) 

It is also rather strange that you should choose to 
bring you greetings from Fort Orange one who is not 
even of your own blood; for it so happens that I am 

'Portrait on page 38. 


a Scotch-Irish Canadian. But I suppose you are mis- 
led by the fact that I have been for a number of years 
Minister of the Old Dutch Church in Albany, which 
was founded in 1642. 

I have been thinking, while sitting here tonight and 
enjoying this dinner, how nice it would be to be a mem- 
ber of The Holland Society, and I have thought out a 
nice little scheme for getting in. I have heard that 
there are men who make it a business to get up crests 
and family trees and such necessary things. I don't 
know whether we have any in Albany or not, but I 
think I am going to hunt one up. May be he can do 
for me what was done for a man who had made a very 
large fortune and wanted to have a crest and a family 
tree and an honorable name. This was in the old days 
when Barnum's Museum was in existence; and this man 
had been wandering through the old museum, up on 
the second gallery, when suddenly a fire broke out. The 
fireman in rescuing him had attached a piece of hose, 
tied it around the bottom of a statue that stood there, 
pulled him out through the window and let him down. 
In making application for this honorable title, he re- 
lated this incident to the man who makes out the family 
trees, who said, "I have it now! What name was on 
that statue?" The reply was, "I don't know, but it was 
spelled K-n-u-t-e." "Exactly! Descended in a straight 
line from King Knute." (Laughter and applause.) 
It may be that in some such way, Scotch-Irish-Canadian 
that I am, I may be able to get into The Holland Soci- 
ety before the dinner next year. 

Now, my friends, I am conscious of two things to- 
night — much as I have eaten and little as I drank. One 
of them is that probably the most popular man in all 
Dutch history was William the Silent (laughter) ; and 
the other one, that I am not the only one on this pro- 

I appreciate the honor of being invited, though not 
of your own blood, to come here tonight; particularly 
when the keynote of this gathering has been struck, as 
that of loyalty to the country. If I had not been born 
a Scotch-Irishman, I think I would have preferred to 



have been born a Dutchman ; but as I look over the his- 
tory of this country, I find that even the Scotch-Irish- 
men have accomplished something in those states a little 
south and a little west, where things needed to be done, 
as well as in New York State and in the New England 
States. For, after all; isn't it true that the glory and 
honor of the development and growth and greatness 
of this nation of ours belong to no particular race? 

One can find the story in the geography as you go up 
and down the country. These old Spanish names that 
are dotted here and there tell the story of the daring 
bravery of men in a mad quest for gold. The French 
names tell the story — a tragic story in many ways— of 
the French who settled in this country. Over in New 
Jersey, you will find a few names that are the remnants 
of Swedish settlements. And along the Hudson Valley 
are the Dutch names that remain upon the map in spite 
of the ubiquitous Englishman who came last and tried 
to wipe them all out. 

I rejoice in the fact that there has been preserved in 
the very geography of our country these names that 
indicate the fact that the American of today is after all 
not of one particular race, but a blending of all these 
races into a new type of manhood, and the expression of 
a new and fine spirit which we call the American spirit. 
(Applause.) And whether of Dutch descent, or Scotch 
descent, or English descent, or German descent, we 
join hands in the name of this land which we call Our 
Land as American citizens; and no race seeks to take 
from any other race the honor which belongs to them 
for their share in the history of the nation. 

As an outsider, I have been sorry, through these nine 
or ten years that I have been affiliated with the Dutch, 
that no one has written a fair and adequate history of 
the Dutch in the Hudson Valley; that Washington 
Irving's Knickerbocker History of New York, which 
has been referred to merely as a caricature, set forth 
those idiosyncracies of a people which did not mark 
their true worth, nor give them, in the eyes of other 
people, the true standing which they deserve. One 
has only to read Colonial history to understand what 


a large contribution the Dutch made to this nation of 
ours, in spite of the presumption by the New England 
people, in writing all the histories, to claim all the 
glory for all the ideas and ideals which we possess in 
this land of ours. One can not read history without 
realizing that, in those days of the Revolution, when 
Holland loaned the colonists $14,000,000, they made it 
possible for them to carry on the war; that men like 
Schuyler were representative of the true Dutch spirit 
in its allegiance to the great principles for which the 
colonies stood. The four first Presidents of the United 
States were pupils of Professor Luzac of Leyden Uni- 
versity. Washington paid a high tribute to this man. 
Franklin paid his tribute to Holland for her contribu- 
tion to the thought, life and enterprise of this new 
nation when he wrote : "In love of liberty and bravery 
of defense, Holland has been our great example." 

One President, Martin Van Buren — one of the 
Dutchmen who sat in the White House — we will not 
talk of the other one, because he isn't dead yet. We 
don't honor men until they are dead. Martin Van 
Buren was as much misunderstood as any President 
who ever sat in the chair. But it was Van Buren who 
gave a financial system to the country, and prepared the 
way for the abolition of slavery. 

As I wander about your city I greatly rejoice in 
every old Dutch mark. Harlem will always be Har- 
lem. Governors Island will continue the memory of 
Governor Wouter Van Twiller, who bought it from 
the Indians; and Wall Street will ever remind us of 
the Dutch who built the wall that gave name to the 
street; that they were Dutch maidens who walked on 
Maiden Lane, and that Dutch cows made the path 
from the Battery to the North pasture — Breede Weg — 

I wish to bring you a word tonight of the old Dutch 
dominie. As I sat in my study and looked upon a 
large frame filled with pictures of the old ministers 
of my church, and I saw those older men, large in 
body, round headed, solemn looking, with cloths of 
white around their necks, I could not help thinking of 



those other days — so different from these days, as we 
sit here around these tables. Were they so different, 
after all? For I am sure that those men had every- 
thing that was good in their time, as you have every- 
thing that is good in your time. They had the best 
there was ; and it was only because there were not more 
good things in the world at that time that they did not 
have them. In the midst of that old Dutch life, there 
stood this dominie, stern, with a certain power in the 
community, which I am afraid the dominie does not 
possess in these days. A teacher, a preacher and a 

It is well that those two words have been linked up 
on the program — "preaching" and "teaching." Here, 
in this colony, the preacher was the teacher. Holland 
was always insisting upon the two things that made her 
what she was in the old world — the ability to think 
straight, and a straight conscience; and these two stood 
them in good shape in this new land. 

We are met here tonight to remember those men — • 
teachers, dominies, statesmen of long ago. We are 
met here to laud the principles for which they stood. 
And the question that confronts us tonight is, as to 
whether those principles for which they fought are 
worth perpetuating or not, and whether we are willing 
to sacrifice something for the maintenance of those 
ideals of the earlier days, for which they sacrificed so 

It is not a question as to how much we have inherited 
from them in this great and rich land with its free 
institutions; or, that protected by these free institutions, 
we shall find as much of comfort and ease and luxury 
as we possibly can; but the question is, "Do we believe 
supremely in these things for which they stood, and 
are we willing to sacrifice, if necessary, in the days 
that are ahead, for their perpetuation?" 

Dinner after dinner, men celebrate those other men 
who were discontented with things as they were, and 
hoped for the things that were to be: Columbus and 
his story of exploration; the Englishman who was not 
satisfied to stay at home, but struck out into an unknown 



sea for conscience's sake; Hudson and his little group; 
and those Dutch who came after him and settled here 
along the Hudson River. What was it that called 
them? Just that spirit of discontent with things as 
they were, and the hope that things could be made bet- 
ter in the days that were to come. And that is the posi- 
tion we must take, not one of ease and content, but one 
of looking out to the duties that lie before us, and set- 
ting ourselves with that same spirit of adventure and 
zest in life, which they had, and a determination to do 
the thing that needs to be done. The poet has put into 
verse what seems to me expresses the spirit of every 
one of those colonists and which ought to be the spirit 
in us: 

"Hard roads and a struggle before us. 
Hunger and poverty, cold and strife. 
Enemies eager to triumph o'er us. 

Toss and tussle for limb and life — 
Why are we leaving the beaten track 
That the old men made for us long time back? 
Out where the world is bare and new 
There's little to look at and much to do; 
Why are we going there? Why aren't you?" 

The President: The next regular toast is "Dutch 
Example; the First International Lawyer. 

"The right shall yet come uppermost 
And justice shall be done." 

This toast will be answered by the Hon. Francis J. 
Swayze,' Justice of Supreme Court of New Jersey. 


Mr. President and Gentlemen of The Holland Soci- 
ety: The noted war correspondent, Frederick Palmer, 


' Portrait faces page 104. 



lectured a short time ago before a Current Events club, 
not far from Boston. He was quite surprised when 
he entered the hall to find none but ladies present, and 
he said to the lady who was with him, "Where are all 
the men?" to which she replied, "Man's proper place 
is in the home." I am only going to detain you a few 
minutes; and I will then let the ladies who came to 
see that you got safely to your proper places, take you 
there. (Laughter.) 

New Jersey was overrun by the Dutch some three 
hundred years ago. New Jersey is paying back the 
compliment as well as it can tonight; and I think that 
as long as The Holland Society furnishes as good a 
dinner as this, and my fellow Jersey-men have the 
price, you will have the chance to welcome them here. 

New Jersey has a peculiar relation with the Dutch. 
The Ambassador will be glad to know, I think, that 
one of our most beautiful and prosperous towns is 
named after the great house of Orange; and our oldest 
and largest university is called by her sons, when they 
want to speak of her in terms of affection, "Old 
Nassau." (Applause.) 

Many of us are of Dutch descent on both sides. 
Some of us are of Dutch descent on one side. Some 
of us have Dutch blood in our veins, and the rest of 
us wish that we had. I don't wonder at that. I was 
reading only the other day in Brodhead's History of 
New York, perhaps the very best and surely the most 
interesting of the colonial histories, a translation from 
the narrative of one who accompanied Hudson on his 
first voyage; he describes the land lying to the west, 
as the Half Moon sailed up the bay, as "a land with 
grass and pleasant flowers and goodly trees," and he 
says, "Sweet smells came therefrom." 

History repeats itself; and the voyager on the bay 
today, when the west winds blow softly over the oil 
refineries at Bayonne, catches a whifif of odors which 
must make him wish he were at Manhattan Island; 
while the dwellers in the palaces on Riverside Drive 



are not likely in these days to forget the sweet smells 
that come from Edgewater. 

Over in Europe, I read, they are using asphyxiating 
gases as a weapon of offense. Well, that's nothing new! 
The Dutch colonists knew that trick, for Oliver Wen- 
dell Holmes, in one of his poems, describes the Indians 
as having a proverb, "Flee from the white man when 
you find he smells of Holland Gin." (Laughter and 

The Dutch have had the reputation of being a little bit 
slow. They were not very slow when they picked out 
Manhattan Island for their first settlement. The Eng- 
lish were two years ahead of them, but they picked out 
that low, marshy ground along the banks of the James, 
and the English settlement has long since disappeared. 
The Dutch settlement has developed into the greatest 
city in the world. That was either due to the wisdom 
of the Dutch in making a proper selection of land on 
which to settle, or it was due to the greater energy, 
the greater industry, and the greater spirit of their 
descendants. And I don't care which horn of the 
dilemma you take. 

You hear a great deal, and it becomes almost cant, 
about the virtues of the Anglo-Saxon race. I don't 
know where the Anglo-Saxon race is to be found. For 
nearly a thousand years, in England, the race has been 
Anglo-Norman; and but for the Norman Conquest, I 
suspect that the Anglo-Saxons would have been of no 
more account after the Battle of Hastings than they 
had been before. I doubt if there is a single political 
or social institution in this country that can be traced 
back to the Anglo-Saxons. Some of them, I am sure, 
can be traced to the Dutch. What astonishes me is the 
modesty with which authors of Dutch descent claim 
everything for Holland and leave nothing to anybody 

The truth is that our institutions are of a mixed 
origin, as we are a mixed race. Washington was Eng- 
lish; Schuyler was Dutch; Hamilton was Scotch; but 
all alike worked together for the good of our common 
country. And you tonight, honoring as- you do, and 



as you are gathered here to honor, your Dutch ancestors, 
have shown your affection for the United States of 
America and have joined as heartily in singing the Star 
Spangled Banner and America, as if you were the pur- 
est Anglo-Saxons alive. I do not doubt that all of our 
fellow-citizens of whatever race or descent will show 
the same devotion to the United States of America, if 
the test ever comes — all at any rate who are worth 
thinking about. (Applause.) 

The Dutch settlement on the banks of the Hudson 
came at a very fortunate time. Hudson had hardly 
sailed in his little boat before the twelve years' truce 
with Spain was signed, which marked really the termi- 
nation of Spanish rule in The Netherlands. War had 
continued for fifty years; but during that fifty years, 
Holland had prospered materially; and that age is one 
of the most glorious periods not only in the history of 
Holland, but in the history of any nation in Europe. 
She had taken the commercial supremacy from Venice; 
she had taken the financial supremacy from Florence. 
The supremacy of Raphael in art was about to yield to 
the supremacy of Rembrandt. Of course, that glory 
was not caused by the war. That glory was due to the 
fact that Holland at that time was characterized by 
freedom, by independence, and by a spirit of national- 
ity, freedom of thought, freedom of religion, freedom 
of commerce. Freedom of thought and religion which 
made the Jew welcome at Amsterdam when he was per- 
secuted in every other part of the world. Freedom of 
thought and freedom of religion that gave the Puritans 
shelter and a chance to make their living, when they 
were driven from their native land under the rule of 
a pedant king. And then it was her independence, won 
under William of Orange, that contributed to this glory. 

The Ambassador said that the descendants of Will- 
iam of Orange have always rallied to the support of 
Dutch right. I believe it is true in a measure. No 
doubt, it is true of his Dutch descendants. But, do 
you realize that today every royal house in Europe, 
except in Turkey, is descended from that great Dutch- 



The glory of Holland was largely due to the fact 
that during that fifty years she realized that she was 
a nation. A Dutchman could go anywhere in the 
world, knowing that if he prospered, his fellow-citizens 
would welcome him back, because his prosperity con- 
tributed to theirs; and knowing also that wherever he 
went, he would have the protection of his nation in 
all his just rights. 

It is true that there are some dark pages in her his- 
tory. It was said that the Synod of Dort made Hell 
tremble. My friend, Dr. Kittell, I suppose, is still 
true, — as I am, for I attend the Dutch church — to the 
standards of the Synod of Dort. We have done better 
than that, for up to a year or so ago, I thought we had 
succeeded in abolishing Hell. I am not so sure of that 
since the war in Europe. During all this time, Hol- 
land was a small nation. Her sailors were on every 
sea. They penetrated to the north to Spitzbergen 
and Nova Zembla. They gave a Dutch name to Cape 
Horn. They rounded the Cape of Good Hope. They 
traded with Japan. They made an alliance with the 
ruler of Ceylon and they conquered Java. And there, 
on an island about the size of the State of New York, 
for three hundred years, a people, numbering today 
thirty millions, have lived in peace and prosperity 
under Dutch rule — a territory not much larger than 
the State of New York, with a population three times 
as great. 

Of course, the Dutch made the mistake of preferring 
their East Indian empire to New Netherland. If it 
had not been for that; if they had clung to this spot and 
this settlement along the Hudson River, as they clung 
to their conquests in the East Indies, we today might 
be boasting that we were the countrymen of Grotius 
and Erasmus and not merely the countrymen of Shakes- 
peare and Cromwell. 

Holland was a small nation. She is a small nation 
today, not much larger than the little State of New 
Jersey; about one-third of the size of the State of New 
York. It is often said that small nations in these days 
no longer have a place. Of course, they no longer 



have a place, if force is to rule. A small nation can- 
not stand up in these days, by force of arms, against a 
great nation. The only chance for a small nation is 
under the rule of law. And the greatest glory of Hol- 
land is the thought that nations are ruled by law as well 
as individuals. 

Just before the outbreak of the war, less than 48 
hours before war was declared, I went to Delft. There, 
near the tomb of William the Silent, sleeps a man who 
was misused by his countrymen during his lifetime and 
who with difficulty found a grave within her soil. And 
yet he has contributed more perhaps than anyone else 
to her lasting glory. Grotius sleeps at last in the place 
of his birth, near the tomb of the great William. His 
book is not merely a book. We have the word of Lord 
Morley for it, that it is one of the great facts of history; 
and that cannot be said of more than half a dozen books 
ever written. We sometimes think his arguments are 
inadequate. We know many of his illustrations are 
pedantic. But the fundamental thought to which he 
gave expression will live and live forever. And that 
thought is simply this — that nations, like individuals, 
are subject to the law, and that the conduct of every 
nation must be tested as the conduct of an individual 
is tested — by the answer to the question, "Is it right?" 

Sometimes, in the midst of the present war, we think 
that International Law is at an end. It is not so. Every 
diplomatic negotiation is based upon the view of what 
is right and what will conduce in the long run to the 
good of the world. Even between belligerents, certain 
things are not done that would have been done before 
Grotius's book was written. We no longer have cities 
despoiled ; we no longer have private property confis- 
cated ; we no longer have prisoners of war put to death. 
Even the most callous of belligerents in their published 
books, written for the guidance of their own officers, 
recognize the fact that armies are governed by consid- 
erations of right and wrong. 

The United States is in a unique position. It has 
an area larger than that of any country in Europe except 



Russia. It has a population greater than that of any 
country in Europe except Russia. Its resources are 
greater than those of any country in Europe, Russia 
included. We produce within our borders substan- 
tially everything, except perhaps rubber, which is nec- 
essary for a great nation. We are far from other na- 
tions. We have always pursued a policy of peace. 
We have exhibited to the world a model of how peace 
can be preserved between sovereign communities, hav- 
ing the power of the purse and the sword, by peaceful 
means, by arbitration, and by the decisions of a Court 
of Justice. We desire no conquests. With all these 
advantages, we stand in a unique position for the en- 
forcement of International Law. No doubt all bel- 
ligerents at times transgress the rights of neutrals. We 
began in August, 1914, with a declaration that we 
would carefully observe the duties of neutrals. The 
time has come when it has become necessary for our 
government to assert the rights of neutrals; and I have 
yet to find a man who does not approve of the note of 
the President of the United States, after the declaration 
of the war zone by Germany, declaring that we would 
hold them to a strict accountability. I have yet to find 
a man who does not approve of the first Lusitania note, 
saying that we would stop at no act or word that was 
necessary to preserve the rights of our citizens. That 
is the language that every one of us wants a President 
of the United States to use. That is the position every 
one of us wants the Government of the United States 
to take. 

But it is idle, however, to take a position of that kind, 
in favor of the rights of neutrals, and in favor of the 
rights of its own citizens, unless if the necessity arises, 
she is prepared to back it up. (Applause.) 

We do not want war. But we do want the United 
States to occupy the great position to which her re- 
sources, her history, her character and her destiny en- 
title her. 

I am not going to trespass upon General Wood's 
topic; but I am here as a civilian to say that we are 
prepared — all of us in this room, I think, are prepared 



to back up the President of the United States in an in- 
sistence upon American rights, no matter what our pre- 
vious political affiliations have been; and with that 
serious thought I leave you. (Great applause.) 

The President: The next toast in order is "Pre- 
paredness: Boot, Saddle, to Horse and Away." We 
will hear on this toast from our old friend, Major Gen- 
eral Leonard Wood. (Tremendous applause.) 

"As long as Right contends with wanton Wrong, 
Each manly man with valor shall be strong; 
With faith and courage high the standard raise 
Till Right shall conquer Wrong in endless days." 
Fight for the Right! 




Mr. Chairman, Your Excellency and Members of 
The Holland Society: The speaker who has just pre- 
ceded me has referred to the desirability of preparation 
for those things which there is a possibility we may 
sometime have to do. Preparation for anything which 
is liable to happen and requires advanced preparation 
is a sound proposition. 

He has spoken of arbitration and I am confident that 
we all agree with him in believing that much can be 
accomplished by arbitration. We should strive for 
world peace ; we should make every effort to avoid war 
by all honorable means just as we strive to minimize 
and avoid the various ills and misfortunes which sur- 
round life. We expect to make progress. We are 
making progress. But unless we are blind we must 
realize that we are still far from success and that war 
is still with us. The Nation whose honored represen- 
tative, the Netherlands Minister, is the Guest of Honor 
tonight, is practically in arms to defend the neutrality 
of her territory; it realizes that it cannot trust, in this 
great peril, to arbitration or treaties. 



It is the Strong, well-prepared Nation which, in the 
end, determines whether it is to be arbitration or war. 
A country may be just, and still be attacked. The 
Netherlands realize this fact and is mobilized to pro- 
tect, with force if need be, their territory and rights. 

The people realize that it is not safe to depend wholly 
upon words or written promises in matters which may 
afifect National existence and appreciate the fact that 
readiness, strength and preparedness can go hand in 
hand with justice and honesty. In other words, they 
have taken to heart some of the teachings of the past 
and applied them to the needs of the present. 

We are a people strong in numbers, but not an or- 
ganized people either in a military sense or for co- 
operative, economic or industrial effort on a large scale. 
Numbers without organization or preparation amount 
to little. 

No wolf was ever frightened by the size of a flock 
of sheep. If a Nation is not prepared either in men 
or material, its numerical strength amounts to little in 
the sudden onrush of modern war. The size of a coun- 
try amounts to very little, especially when nearly all 
ammunition and arms plants are in a small area close to 
the sea, which, if lost, would deprive the Nation of its 
power to arm. Money makes comparatively little dif- 
ference. It certainly is not a weapon of war of great 
value unless adequate organization and preparation 
have been made to meet the first strain of combat. Gold 
is too soft a weapon ; it must be stiffened with iron. In 
other words, money alone cannot take the place of 
moral and material preparedness. We are frequently 
told that after this war the Nations engaged in it will 
be so exhausted that they will be unable to engage in 
further wars. Nothing is further from the truth. The 
victorious will come out of this war as well prepared 
for war as ever any countries have been in the world's 

Take the State that has been spoken of so much to- 
night, the little State of Holland. What was the mo- 
ment of her greatest power? It was at the end of that 
tremendous war for independence, a war which had 




continued practically without interruption for forty 
years. What was her condition at the end of that war? 

A great French minister, Colbert, speaking of Hol- 
land, said: "She had six ships to our one on every 
ocean." She dominated the commerce of the world. 

War exists among men and must be reckoned with. 
Nations must recognize the fact and make reasonable 
preparation for it. 

Emerson said: 

"Our culture must, therefore, not omit the arming 
of the man. Let him hear in season that he is born 
into a state of war, and that the commonwealth and 
his own well-being require that she should not go 
dancing in the weeds of peace; but warned, self-col- 
lected and neither defying nor dreading the thunder, 
let him take both reputation and life in his hands, 
and with perfect urbanity dare the gibbet and the 
mob by the absolute truth of his speech and rectitude 
of his behavior." 

I don't mean by this to minimize the horrors of war, 
but I do want to point out the fact that in the struggle 
for existence many fine qualities are developed, such 
as strength of character, determination to overcome ob- 
stacles, and love of country. All these things can exist 
without either decadence or immorality. Both men 
and Nations can be strong and vigorous without being 
vicious or unjust or without self-control. We all be- 
lieve in arbitration, but you cannot have arbitration 
unless it is backed up by something more than a wan- 
dering voice. There must be strength behind it. And 
I believe that we as a people can have strength and or- 
ganization without losing our sense of justice and fair 
play. We do not want a large standing army. We 
want one large enough for the Peace needs of the Na- 
tion, the garrisoning of our over-sea possessions, a rea- 
sonable force of mobile troops at home for possible ex- 
peditionary force for internal disorders, and for a train- 
ing nucleus for our citizen soldiers. Also adequate 
troops for the coast defense. I refer to coast artillery 
troops. We need an adequate Navy, and we must also 



have a trained citizenry, trained on lines similar to those 
in Australia and Switzerland, and a large corps of re- 
serve officers. I would state our military policy as fol- 
lows, so far as land forces go: Only enough men in 
arms in the form of a regular army to do the peace work 
of the Nation ; that is, the garrisons of foreign posses- 
sions, the regular force at home with sufficient officers 
for schools and colleges and the training of citizen 
soldiers. In other words, the smallest number of men 
constantly with the colors in the form of a regular army 
necessary for the everyday requirements of the Nation, 
and the largest possible number of men, trained to ren- 
der soldier service of the country if needed and trained 
under conditions which have rendered their separation 
from their professions, trades and economic career gen- 
erally as short as possible, and once trained returned to 
their normal occupations ready to come if needed. This 
can only be accomplished by the recognition of the gen- 
eral basic principle on which a democracy and repre- 
sentative government rests, namely, that manhood 
suffrage carries with it manhood obligation for service. 
We must have equality of military service; rich and 
poor must stand shoulder to shoulder in the Nation's 
service, and the possession of wealth should not make 
it possible for one man to buy as a substitute the body 
of another. The fact that manhood suffrage means 
manhood service cannot be dodged or avoided. It is 
the very foundation on which the Nation stands. You 
cannot vote as a right and then assume that you have a 
right to volunteer whether or not you render service! 
(Great applause.) 

There is nothing more unworthy of a democracy than 
inequality of military service. No system of volunteers 
will ever adequately serve this country in real war. By this 
I mean a war with a first-class power, prepared for war. 
We must plant in the minds of our boys and our men — 
in fact, of all our people — this idea of universal obliga- 
tion. It may not mean service with arms in hand ; a 
man may serve better and more effectively in the de- 
partment of transportation, or as a surgeon with the Red 
Cross, or in many other capacities ; but serve somewhere 




he must if needed, and where this service is to be and 
what it is to be must be determined in time of peace. 
The burden of war must not be left wholly for the time 
of war. This procedure is recommended only by those 
who have no appreciation of the needs of a Nation in 
the way of organization. A country which waits for 
the period of war to assume all the burden of prepara- 
tion is a country lost. Our spirit at heart is all right, 
but our people have never given this matter thorough 

Once they know the facts their good sense can be de- 
pended upon to adopt a sound policy. 

We have been engaged in developing our enormous 
resources. We have regarded other countries as re- 
mote from us. We do not realize that steam has divided 
time and distance by ten, and that the seas are the readi- 
est of all means of access. If we once lose sea control 
— I am not going to discuss the strength of the navy or 
the strength of the army, only to state the general im- 
portance of sea control ; it is vital to us — if we lose it, 
this country is open. It is the quickest way to come. 

We have never met single-handed, in war, a first- 
class Nation, prepared for war, in all our history. We 
have no more idea of what organized military force 
means than children, except those who have been read- 
ing and studying the subject of war. We have stumbled 
through our wars, fighting gallantly, doing our best 
without sound organization. We have won, and in 
winning, we have forgotten the cost. We have never 
realized quite the conditions under which we have car- 
ried on our wars. We do not realize that up to date 
we have never met a highly organized force. 

Take the Revolutionary War. Half of England was 
with us. What are some of the plain, disagreeable facts 
about that war? We all come out of college and school 
with entirely false notions of most of our wars. To 
digress a little, perhaps, the most important thing for 
us to insist upon is an honest and truthful teaching of 
our military history. I don't mean as to how battles 
were conducted, but I mean as to the great principles 
which govern the raising of armies, their maintenance 



and the general policy which lays behind the conduct 
of our campaigns. 

We have always depended upon a system of volun- 
teers. Nothing is finer than the volunteer spirit. 
Nothing is more insecure than the volunteer system. 
If that system were like the old fire department, where 
we organized our men, trained them to use the appa- 
ratus, and familiarized them with it before the fire, it 
would not be so poor a system; but our volunteer system 
is like the fire department organized after the fire has 
started to come through the roof. 

We always call for volunteers when the war is upon 
us. We have to extemporize officers. They are un- 
trained men, and know neither their own duties nor how 
to instruct or lead those under them. 

In the Revolution, men received commissions in ac- 
cordance with the number of men they could bring to 
the colors. They were almost wholly untrained. What 
was the real spirit of the Revolution? Did the men 
tumble over themselves to enter the army during all the 
years of that war? Our strength was greatest in 1776. 
We had 89,000 men. That number decreased every 
year until in 1781 we had a trifle over 29,000 men. Re- 
member those figures. That was a time when we love 
to think of ourselves as Americans serving a common 

The volunteer system broke down. Washington 
pointed out early in the war that it would break down; 
warned us earnestly against it. 

The English force in this country was 21,000 when 
the war began; 42,000 when it ended. The great and 
too often forgotten aid of France came at a critical time 
and was of the greatest weight in securing success. 

In the War of 1 8 1 2 and ' 1 4, we went again to the same 
system. We used the bounty as we had in the Revolu- 
tion. We had about 527,000 men in the field during 
the war. The largest British regular army force at any 
time was 16,800. They had, in addition, during the 
whole war some forty or forty-five thousand Indians and 
Canadians. The numbers of these troops are rather un- 
certain. We had only one completely successful en- 



gagement of magnitude, and that was at New Orleans 
after the war. The navy did well during the war. The 
Federal Government has never delegated to the States 
the power to raise a navy. The navy had been well 
disciplined and well controlled. 

And so with the Civil War. Volunteers were called 
for. Drafting in the South commenced one year after 
the war started, and a little later the North did the same 
thing. The volunteer system failed. Tremendous 
numbers of desertions! Huge numbers! The good 
men went through the war. The good men always will. 
But there was no sound system. Now, ask yourselves 
honestly what would have been the result in any of those 
wars, if we had met an enemy prepared for war? 

It took us two years in the Civil War to develop good 
armies. North and South. 

At the end of the war we had a splendid army, as good 
as the world had ever seen, but it took us two years to 
get ready. For the first two years our armies were 
merely military assemblages; they were not trained 

We have never been prepared for war except once 
in our history ; and that was at the end of the Civil War. 
That we were prepared, and that the world knew it was 
pretty well indicated by the very prompt compliance 
of Napoleon, without excessive correspondence, with 
our request to leave Mexico. That was the one time we 
were ready. That is the time we were listened to at- 

Don't think for a moment there is anything new in 
the peace without preparation idea. Run back to the 
time of the Romans and compare Rome under Augustus 
and Rome under Honorius, when the Emperor devoted 
himself to the raising of poultry and the Romans, for- 
merly trained to bear arms, were soft and degenerate; 
many went into the mountains and into the deserts to 
live as hermits ; they were dreamers and degenerates and 
the barbarians came down and ate up the Empire. 

In this State, a peace society was founded in 1815. 
In 1827, there were over forty peace societies in the 
United States. Peace societies are as old as history. 



They present nothing new. That they are new is only 
the delusion of the man who has not read. They are 
old, very old, and are an indication of the struggle of 
the world for peace. We all want it. Men have al- 
ways wanted it. The desire for peace is as old as his- 
tory, and probably as old as tradition. But it is not 
here yet, and I doubt if it will be here for a long time. 
While we take great pride in our ancestry, let us take 
a little interest in our posterity and the things we have 
to hand down as well as the things that have come down 
to us. We are living at a very critical period. It be- 
hooves us to look ahead — not back — and make those 
wise provisions which we can make without departing 
from our ideals. 

Military training will do us good, morally, physically 
and from the standpoint of citizenship. There is noth- 
ing which does so much for solidarity among a people 
as common service on the part of all classes of men for 
the Nation. Go to France, for instance, or Switzer- 
land, and see the men out at maneuvers — all classes in 
the closest possible relationship. All doing something 
for their country. They have a common purpose which 
ties them together. There is a tremendous source of 
strength in that kind of training. We need training. 
We need discipline. 

The homicide rate in the United States has been as 
high as 150 per million. Last year it was 124 per mil- 
lion. It is 14 per million in Switzerland ; and 16 — 20 
in some of the large countries of Europe. What does 
it mean? Lack of personal discipline, lack of training, 
lack of respect for authority. A little discipline will 
do us good. It will do all of you good. We do not 
want any excessive number of professional soldiers, but 
we do want that degree of training which will teach our 
people to recognize properly their flag and to have a 
common sentiment for their country, and to be able to 
defend it. (Applause.) 

I think that we should strive to establish the condi- 
tions which exist in Switzerland, as illustrated to me 
once in talking to a number of Swiss soldiers. 

A group of men in uniform were coming down from 
the mountains one Sunday and I asked them why they 




wore their uniforms. They answered: "We are wear- 
ing it because we are proud of it; we wear it on all 
great occasions." I said : "Do you mean to say that 
you all have military training?" asking the question 
simply to see what they would say. A complete silence 
came over the group and one little man stepped to the 
front, saying: "Of course, sir! Why, sir, there is not 
a girl in the village who would dance with a man if he 
didn't do his training unless he were a cripple!" 

That is the spirit you want here. Let us establish 
some system of equality of service and not be dependent 
upon volunteers, because if we are dependent upon vol- 
unteers in time of real war (and don't forget that we 
never waged such a war, unaided, with a Nation pre- 
pared for war), we will never have time to organize. 
The idea of the sea being a barrier is a myth of myths. 
If we lose sea control, it is the quickest and readiest 
way of approach. We can prepare ourselves very rea- 
sonably and very rationally. We must organize our 
people morally, build up the sense of individual obli- 
gation. We must make the present militia a Federal 
force absolutely. No great country can depend upon 
forty-eight separate States entering into an alliance and 
acting in concert in a great emergency. The militia 
must be a Federal militia absolutely. The men and 
officers in the militia are a good lot. They have done 
all that men could do under a bad system. What we 
need now is to bring them into the Federal fold as a 
part of the Federal force, and we want manhood 

We will not call it conscription, but universal mili- 
tary training of our people. Once we have it, we shall 
be in a position to determine whether a matter is to be 
arbitrated, or whether war is to be resorted to. 

(A spontaneous outburst of applause with "Three 
cheers for General Wood" given with a will.) 

The President: I am sure we are all greatly 
obliged to Major General Wood for the very lucid and 
patriotic address which we have just heard. The toast 
which follows is exceedingly appropriate: "The Only 



Conqueror." This toast will be responded to by the 
Hon. William G. Raines. 


Mr. President and Ladies and Gentlemen: Before 
proceeding to the toast, I want to return my sincere 
thanks for this magnificent token of your esteem.'' I 
am only glad it is not an exact duplicate of the one 
adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of New 
York and the Art Commission last summer, as theirs 
has the wrong date, the wrong position of legend and 
the wrong crest. What is left that is not wrong? If 
it had been prepared under the authority of the City 
Arts Commission and the Board of Aldermen of our 
City of Canandaigua, the village schoolmaster would 
have been called in and he would have feruled each 
Alderman and especially the City Arts Commissioners 
for such monumental stupidity. But, sir, whenever I 
look at this, will come back to me most pleasant mem- 
ories of this occasion; and to whomever I am indebted 
for it, to him my heart goes out. (Great applause.) 
Returning to the toast, "The Only Conqueror" — 

^^Shall be a well of inspiration, and 
A promise to us all of better things." 

In the Gallery of Arts at Dresden there hangs a pic- 
ture of the Madonna, by Raphael, before which the 
visitors, as they crowd in from day to day, stand mute 
in admiration, while the lights and shadows that play 
about the winsome face and almost speaking eyes seem 
to reflect the living soul of him who painted it; but 
more pleasing, it seems to me, is the living picture here 
presented with its grand central figure shrined in loyal 
hearts, while eyes gleam with a prouder light as we 
contemplate the gracious womanhood of Holland's ma- 
jestic Queen. 


Portrait facing page 128. 

'Referring to the souvenir medallion illustrated on page 216. 



Her kingdom, once but a splotch of sand and mud on 
Nature's angry face, now looms the proudest and best 
governed land on earth, man's mightiest, grandest con- 
quest of earth, air, and sea. Ages have passed since 
first its scattered grains of soil were slowly gathered 
under German tribesmen's heavy feet, that they might 
have place to stand; but from that fragile base their 
valor commanded earth to build, and it reared huge 
bulwarks against the raging sea ; earth, wood, and gran- 
ite all stood fast in presence of their heroism; lake, 
stream, and river, obedient to their will, ceased their 
wild assaults, commenced to serve, and soon their bos- 
oms only heaved to meet the commerce of the world ; 
while lake and river, now drained of their fierce en- 
ergy, no longer lash their banks in menace of its fort- 
resses and still serve on, does ocean, forever driven 
back, eternally thunder its vain challenge in the deaf 
ears of her patient sentinels. 

Today towers her great Temple of Peace, domed by 
the Almighty's hand, amidst a world at war, and its 
highpriestess. Charity, enters there each day to look 
forth upon its increasing misery; daily bares her white 
bosom to its storm of woe, that, wheresoe'r it will, may 
flow milk of human kindness both to friend and foe. 
While other Nations, unclothed of godlike principle, 
stand shivering in the bleak mid-winter of earth's dis- 
content, starving upon the husks of Unbelief, little 
Holland's mighty flower of Statehood, named Liberty 
of Conscience, nurtured to its bloom by William the 
Silent, forever fragrant of his honor and self-sacrifice, 
his loyalty to God and country, shall continue to per- 
fume a land at peace. 

War pays with what it slays ; of ttimes has served as 
"a refining fire," but the first nation has yet to pass 
through its flame to the purities, and securities, of con- 
tinuous peace; but beneath all in it that revolts lies hid 
the seed of good — else God lives not. 

Among the hillsmen of the robber tribes in India, 
says Lord Napier, it is the custom when a chieftain 
falls in battle to bind one wrist with a red thread, de- 
noting highest rank. In one of his campaigns eleven 



British soldiers, mistaking an order, charged up a fear- 
ful path toward the summit of a mount, defended by a 
breastwork behind which were seven times their num- 
ber of the foe. Not one of the eleven was left alive, 
and their comrades found their bodies at the foot of 
the precipice, stark and gashed, but with both wrists 
of each hero twined with the red symbol of a chieftain's 
rank, a tribute to their heroism by a barbarous foe, 
whose battle stroke stripped them of helmet, sword, and 
gun, but whose manhood invested their nakedness with 
honor's garb — the dress of immortality. Far better 
is war's blood soaked field, covered with the bodies of 
dead heroes in their decay, than living forms stalking 
life's highways of peace and wearing cloth of gold to 
cover the rot of character; for on the morrow of des- 
tiny heroic worth, wherever it lies buried, shall rise 
again, but the sepulture of character is eternal. 

When nations their surfeit have of fear, and hate, and 
blood, the alphabet of war forgot — but its lessons 
learned — shall Love point anew to long chapters in 
its Book of Destiny that never have been read by Gentile 
or by Jew; and about them shall gather Christendom, 
on bleeding knees, from superstition's every shrine, 
Moslem and Pagan, who have turned earth's valleys 
into lakes of blood, free of all serfdom, to learn the 
truth, at last, of a Heavenly Father's good purpose in 
the creation of mankind. 

"Where is Abel, thy brother?" asked the Lord, of 
Cain, who said, "I know not; am I my brother's keep- 
er?" Today, He demands to know where are the sov- 
ereignties of peace, and love, and faith, intrusted to the 
human race; and Unbelief is ready with its answer, 
like another Cain, "Am I my brother's keeper?" while 
it strikes down unoffending truth and innocence, and 
trails its black clouds across the trembling earth; while 
the fires of its evil thoughts crimson the sky above ten 
thousand miles of trenches, filled with the victims of 
its malign untruth. 

Forever is war the fruit of evil thoughts, for love 
and truth can think, or do, no evil. Ask of William 
the Silent who thought this mighty evil that afflicts 

mankind — 



mankind — his speaking soul will tell you it was born 
of Pilate, when he nailed Jesus to the cross, in his play 
of Roman politics; will name Constantine, when he led 
trusting Christianity to his Pagan couch to be defiled; 
aye, again breathing his last prayer, "God have mercy 
on me and on my poor people," will signal William's 
mortal foe, Europe's Grand Inquisitor, Phillip II of 
Spain, and declare, "Thou art the man." 

For the last time have their polygamous brood, 
Fanaticism, Hate and Intrigue, provided the fruitage 
of their thoughts for the world's banquetting. Verily 
they have their reward, "With wormwood will I feed 
them, and make them drink the water of gall," saith 
the Lord God of Hosts — whose blinking eye they little 
thought was looking across the centuries to this very 
day, when His retribution, forever lurking in the sleeve 
of Intrigue, should prick its happiness — from virtue 
wrung through all the centuries. 

Said Germany's Imperial Treasurer, in mid-Decem- 
ber last, "On the columns of the British Empire, as on 
the wall of Belshazzar's palace, is written doom." It 
may be so, except America intervene in her behalf; but 
if the Imperial Treasurer will put his ear to the rum- 
bling earth he shall hear God's message thundering the 
ages down, "Them that honor Me will I honor, and 
those that despise Me shall be lightly esteemed"; if he 
will lift his eyes above terror's banquet board, where 
his nation sits at feast with others that have condoned 
unrighteousness, he shall read across Europe's lurid 
skies His message to all cruelty and wrong, "The days 
of thy pride and glory are numbered, the days of judg- 
ment and retribution draw nigh." 

The tax of blood and treasure, laid upon the Jew 
through twenty centuries, has now to be paid in full; 
the Christian martyr's blood, from Calvary down, min- 
gled with God's wine of wrath, must be drunk to the 
last drop by Protestant and Catholic, Pagan and Jew, 
who have shed it without mercy and without cause. 

This obligation met, one day Militarism, unable to 
strike, will face the Allied hosts, unable to resist, along 
the Suez Canal; but, till then, shall the war go on, and 



neither Pope nor President, as has been suggested, may 
successfully interpose for peace ; indeed, when that time 
comes, America will have no friend among the nations, 
and not one at war will reverence the Papal See. The 
next President will need muscles of iron and a heart 
of steel; only a brave soul, above the meanness of poli- 
tics, able and bold to face possible calamity, should 
seek to rule the Nation. We are God's modern Israel 
— forever in His hand — and the covenants of our an- 
cestors — of Faith and Love — will He never suffer us 
to break, or else will we be likewise chastened — till 
the Nation resume its majesty of soul. 

When the shotted guns of America's great Captain 
of the seas boomed over Manilla Bay was sounded the 
knell of untruth and injustice — of all crafts framed in 
the dungeons of the past and baptized in blood. Lead- 
ing his flagship in safety over mines of death sailed Co- 
lumbus on a phantom ship, clanking the chains ingrati- 
tude had forged four centuries before, and pointing 
with shadowy finger to Spain's cruel past. No wonder 
that, after the greatest naval victory of all time and 
walking his bloodless deck, its hero stood in grateful 
humbleness to declare, "A Power was taking care of us 
this day!" Well he knew, when he gave that still com- 
mand, "You may fire, Gridley, when you are ready," 
it but echoed "the still small voice" for which op- 
pressed humanity had waited twenty centuries. God 
is not mocked ! 

God remembereth the frame of man — that it is but 
dust — and when He hath need of human instrument, 
finds one where He will and prepares him for His pur- 
pose; and that purpose hallows all it touches — and it 
touches all. I have that to say now which will cause 
it to be asked concerning me as once of Saul, when he 
appeared unexpectedly among the prophets, "Is not this 
Saul, the son of Kish, whom we knew aforetime?" I 
cannot answer, as he soon did, by a mighty deed, but 
only point you to Joseph, betrayed by his brethren and 
sold into slavery, imprisoned, released and robed to 
appear before the king to interpret his dream, who said 




to Pharaoh, "It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh 
an answer of peace." 

Twenty-one years ago, struck with death, as it still 
seems to me, at least, out of the body, my spirit bowed 
in the heavens for a time before a majestic being — 
and then returned, rapidly to gather greater knowledge 
of myself — the real miracle of life, for who knows 
himself will know his neighbor and his country well. 
Ten years ago, though it is a far cry from Moses to our 
day, a sign like that given Moses was granted to myself 
— the burning bush, followed by many others ; and then 
within me awoke to consciousness a message I have been 
directed to deliver here — here, because Holland was 
the first kingdom of Europe to give safe refuge to the 
Jews; here, in New York, in all respects now the first 
city of the world ; here, where sits the Jew in possession 
of its gates — the gates of those who are his enemies, 
as long foretold he should be; here, in presence of the 
Lord of Hosts — before whom I stand, as messenger. 
All differ mentally, morally, physically, so that each 
one here must be, in stature, higher and nobler, or lower 
and meaner, than his fellow; nor has human wisdom — 
its imagination or invention — any scales for character, 
and we may not place the Jew's in any balance; but 
we know that he has been tried in the hottest fires of 
persecution for two thousand years, and more; that his 
manhood and his faith, forever attacked, have fought 
and withstood the depravity that beds with corruption, 
and the moral leprosy that folds unbelief; that the 
secret impulse imparted to his racial character, by 
Jehovah, in the long march through the desert wilder- 
ness, panoplied him with a stoicism that has won for 
him highest rank among earth's heroes, and the sublim- 
est place among the martyrs of mankind. The most 
brutal, persistent, and cowardly of his persecutors have 
never feared his vengeance, while the spiritual truths 
that have most ennobled human character, embodied 
by their sages in the Book of Books, have they shared 
with all mankind. Jehovah's arm is long, reaches 
every calamity in time to turn it into a remedial force 



for human good. In the first quarter of the twentieth 
century before Christ, Abraham believing God's prom- 
ises, which He counted to him for righteousness, de- 
parted from the plains of Mesopotamia for Canaan. 
And now in the first quarter of the twentieth century 
after Christ shall his seed again become a nation, re- 
stored to Jehovah's favor, in the land of their fathers; 
again He declares, "They shall not be ashamed that 
wait for Me; behold I have taken out of thine hand the 
cup of trembling, the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou 
shalt no more drink it again." Their land will He 
bless abundantly with rain, and, as He promised afore- 
time, instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and 
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle ; His pillar 
of cloud by day, and His pillar of fire by night, as in 
the desert, shall again stand in the people's sight, a per- 
petual memorial to all peoples that Jehovah lives, and 
His promises are sure. Israel, its heart turned to Him, 
shall rank in wisdom, riches, honor and power, the fore- 
most nation of the earth — thus will He rebuke the 
Gentile, between whom and complete agnosticism alone 
now stands the cross of Christ. 

Ere we part, let us together look upon the little black 
and white marble temple, where rests all that is mortal 
of William the Silent, in the old church at Delft; nay, 
here and now, let us traverse the highways of our hearts 
— and there, amidst the incense of its rarest flowers of 
gratitude, on the rock of his character, of heart throbs 
let us build him a more lasting Temple, with himself 
its highpriest — to serve on, and on, through time. 

There shall he minister, in whose torn bosom nestled 
Liberty of Conscience; who, without kingdom or army, 
faced the one master of Europe and held him at bay; 
William the Silent men call him — William the Thun- 
derer should he be named for his lightest tone shook 
dread Inquisition on its throne of power; William the 
Divine should he be consecrated, for all lovers of Free- 
dom kneel at the shrine of his memory to pray. 

Still living, the mind and conscience, the hope and 
strength of his people's Faith — in the Temple we have 
builded shall he still serve on, the Father of his country, 




master of Holland's heart, forever servant of The Only 
Conqueror, God. 


The following cartoon taken from the New York 
Evening Telegram of January 28, 1916, is one of many 
which may be selected to illustrate the remarks of 
President Beekman at the Thirty-first Annual Dinner 
held January 20, 1916. This cartoon shows again how 
the cartoonist has become the friend of the Hollander 
by placing the President of the United States of Amer- 
ica in the position of paying court to old Father Knick- 
erbocker in the Public Press. 







HE Thirty-first Annual Meeting 
of The Holland Society of New 
York was held in the Hotel Astor, 
Broadway and Forty-fourth Street, 
New York City, on Thursday, 
April 6, 1916. The Annual Meet- 
ings are always held on this date 
in commemoration of the VER- 
federation of the Nobles — organized by Count Henry 
van Brederode in the House of Culemborg in the year 
1566, A. D., when the Dutch combined against tyranny 
and adopted the badge which is now the badge of our 

President Gerard Beekman took the chair and called 
the meeting to order. 

The minutes of the Thirtieth Annual Meeting 
were, on motion, approved as printed in the Year Book 
for 1915, pages 230 to 253. 

Treasurer Arthur H. Van Brunt then submitted his 
annual report as follows: Mr. President and Gentle- 
men of The Holland Society: The entire membership 
has already received the report in print, as circulated 
with the notice of call of the Annual Meeting; I have 


'See description pages Il6 to I2I. 

Thirty-First Annual Meeting 


nothing to add. I stand for it as printed, because it 
has been approved by the Finance Committee. The 
formal printed report follows: 

ARTHUR H. VAN BRUNT, Treasurer, 
in account with 




Balance on hand March i, 1915 $676.38 

Initiation Fees i4S-oo 

Annual Dues 4,605.50 

Certificates of Membership 46.00 

Interest on Investments 793 .75 

Interest on Daily Balances 105.93 

Life Memberships 290.00 

Sales of Securities 3,100.92 

Sales of Souvenirs and Collections 88.75 




Rent of Society Rooms $ 800.00 

Annual Meeting 275.3 1 

Current Year Books 1,77973 

Belated Year Books 641.45 

Library S09-S6 

Copying and Publishing Records 232.75 

Smoker 752-42 

Annual Dinner 227.70 

Engrossing S4-50 

Interest on Loan 200.00 

Recording Secretary 878.56 

Corresponding Secretary 57-76 

Treasurer 248.57 

Cash with Recording Secretary 250.00 

Cash with Corresponding Secretary 57-75 

Balance on Hand 2,886.17 





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 No. Pacific Ry. Prior Lien Land Grant 

4% Bond 1,000.00 1,037.50 

1 New York, Lacliawanna & Western Ry. 

1st Mortgage 6% Bond 1,000.00 1,345.00 

2 Chicago, Roclc Island & Pacific Ry. 

General Mortgage 4% Bonds 2,000.00 2,080.00 

1 United States Steel Sinking Fund 5% 

Bond 1,000.00 1,020.00 

2 Providence Securities Co. 4% Bonds. . . 2,000.00 1,807.94 
Participation Certificate in Bond & Mort- 
gage, cor. Lewis & Stanton Sts., New 

York City i ,000.00 i ,000.00 

I New York State 4% Canal Improve- 
ment Bond, Due 1961 1,000.00 1,019.00 

I New York City 4J4% Rapid Transit 

Bond, Due September, i960 1,000.00 1,024.67 

I New York City 4^% Rapid Transit 

Bond, Due 1962 1,000.00 1,016.69 

$16,000.00 $16,495.80 

Arthur H. Van Brunt, 


Dated March i, 1916. 

Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried, the 
report was accepted as printed. 

The 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 seventy 
two, with loss by death since then of six, making the 
present recorded membership nine hundred and sixty- 


Thirty-First Annual Meeting 


During the year we have lost by death the following 
members : 

Elected Member Died 

Dec. 22, '87 David H. Van Auken, Cohoes, N. Y. Feb. 8, '15 
Dec. 20, '10 Van Rensselaer Schuyler, New York, 

N. Y. Feb. 17, '15 

Dec. 28, '93 Frederick W. Van Loan, Flushing, 

N. Y. Mar. 11, '15 

Nov. 17, '85 Waldron B. Vanderpoel, New York, 

N. Y. Mar. 9, '15 

Mar. 28, '89 Joseph F. Bloodgood, Flushing, N. 

Y. Mar. 12, '15 

Oct. 24, '89 James R. Truax, Schenectady, N. Y. Mar. 17, '15 
June 14, '94 Clarence Storm, New York, N. Y. Mar. 24, '15 
Oct. 24, '89 Maurice A. Viele, New York, N. Y. Apr. 10, '15 
Mar. 26, '91 Warren A. Conover, New York, N.Y. Apr. 20, '15 
Mar. 31, '92 Cyrus M. Van Slyck, Providence, 

R. I. Apr. 27, '15 

June 25, '85 John D. Vermeule, New York, N. Y. May 18, '15 
Mar. 14, '12 Joseph B. Vandergrift, New York, N. 

Y. May 23, '15 

Apr. 30, '8s William E. Van Wyck, New York, 

N. Y. June 2, '15 

Dec. 7, '88 James Van Voast, Cincinnati, Ohio July 17, '15 
Dec. 7, '88 Herbert Van Dyke, New York, N. Y. July 31, '15 
Dec. 20, '10 Earle Van Benschoten, New Haven, 

Conn. Sep. 4, '15 

Oct. 9, '02 Abraham Van Winkle, Newark, N. J. Sep. 30, '15 
June 10, '15 Harry M. Conover, Upper Montclair, 

N.J. Oct. I, '15 

Mar. 8, '06 Benjamin Myer Brink, Saugerties, 

N.Y. Oct. 3, '15 

Dec. 20, '86 Robert L. Fryer, Buffalo, N. Y. Oct. 20, '15 

June 13, '07 William Stark Elmendorf, Albany, 

N. Y. Oct. 30, 'is 

Dec. 20, '86 John R. Van Wagenen, Oxford, N. Y. Nov. 16, 'is 
Dec. 14, '99 Theodore Vosburgh, Buffalo, N. Y. Dec. 20, 'is 
Nov. 17, '85 Lambert Suydam, New York, N. Y. Jan. 18, '16 
Dec. 7, '88 Eugene Van Schaick, New York, N.Y. Jan. 27, '16 
Mar. II, '09 Abraham B. Du Bois, New Paltz, 

N. Y. Jan. 30, '16 

Members not recorded in the Annual Notice: 
Mar. 9, 'os William M. Swartwout, Troy, N. Y. Feb. 11, '16 
Mar. 26, '91 David Brower, Brooklyn, N. Y. Feb. 14, '16 

Apr. 6, '86 Theodore Voorhees, Philadelphia, Pa. Mar. 12, '16 
June II, '03 Walter Bogert, Tenafly, N. J. Mar. 16, '16 



Trustees^ Meetings: The Trustees have met, upon 
the invitation of the President, as follows: June 10- 
1915; October 14-1915; December 9-1915; March 
9-1916. All of these meetings were held in Delmonicos, 
Fifth Avenue at Forty-fourth Street, New York City. 

Society's Meetings: On November 23-1915 the An- 
nual Smoker was held in the Hotel Astor, Broadway 
and Forty-fourth Street, New York City/ On Jan- 
uary 20-1916 the Thirty-first Annual Dinner' was held 
in the Waldorf-Astoria, Fifth Avenue at Thirty- 
fourth Street, New York City. The Commemorative 
Medallion that was distributed at the dinner received 
unqualified endorsement and praise. The sentiments 
expressed by Hon. W. G. Raines' in his address were the 
inspiration which prompted the creation of the medal- 
lion. These medallions, with the approval of the 
Committee on History and Tradition, were formally 
presented to each of the Governors of the original 
thirteen States, the more important Libraries and 
Universities in the United States and the Netherlands, 
and to the Societies and Organizations appearing on the 
Exchange List; a list numbering 155 in all; with the 
view of reproducing in a permanent form the two 
historic seals, the first Seal of New Amsterdam and the 
first Seal of New York City accurately and correctly. 
The Banquet Committee, at a meeting on February 
5-1916, unanimously adopted the following motion 
which received the consentient endorsement of the 
Trustees at their March meeting: 

The Dinner Committee desires to place on record their 
deep appreciation of the exceeding liberality of President Beekman 
which enabled them to provide the beautiful commemorative 
medallions that were given at the Annual Dinner; and also of the 
dignity and charm with which he presided thereat, and his eloquent 
tribute to the spirit of the old Dutch type of our ancestors in 
New Amsterdam in his opening address. They wish him to 
know what a constant pleasure it has been to them to work with 
him in making the dinner so undoubted and brilliant a success. 


'Full account on page 203 of the I "See address of Hon. Wm. G. 

Year Book for 1916. Raines on page 24.6 of the Year 

'Full account on page 206 of the Book 1916. 

Year Book for 1916. I 

Thirty-First Annual Meeting 


Branch or County Meetings: The Poughkeepsie Dis- 
trict members celebrated their 26th. Annual Dinner in 
Commemoration of the Siege of Leiden, at the Nelson 
House, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. on October 2-1915.' The 
Hudson County members celebrated their Fourth An- 
nual Banquet in the Jersey City Club, Jersey, City, 
N. J., on December 17-1915. 

Accessions: The list of accessions to the library and 
archives during the year will be found detailed in the 
1916 Year Book, page J25. The most notable gifts are : 
The Michigan Historical Society Collections of thirty- 
four volumes and ten pamphlets; the Post Genealogy, 
First Settlers of Schenectady; Manuscript copy with 
illustrated maps of "Old Family and Neighborhood 
Burial Grounds" of Albany County. 

Publications of the Society: On April 25-1915 the 
Year Book for 191 5 was sent by express to each member 
of the Society in good standing and to the organizations 
appearing on the approved exchange list. 

On May 14-1915 the Bergen Records in the form of 
The Holland Society's Collections, Volume IV, was 
completed and placed on sale at six dollars per volume. 
One of these books was presented to the Bergen Re- 
formed Church in Jersey City, N. J., and the following 
reply was received: 

Jersey City, N. J., June 18-15. 
Edward Van Winkle, Esq., 
Sec'y Holland Society, 
New York City. 

My Dear Sir: — 

At a regular meeting of the Consistory of the Bergen 
Reformed Church of Jersey City held on the i6th 
inst. the following motion was unanimously adopted: 
"That a sincere vote of thanks be extended to 
Mr. Van Winkle and through|him to The Hol- 

'See page /pp of 1916 Year Book. | 'See page 204 of 1916 Year Book. 


land Society for the invaluable book of records 
recently presented to the church. 
That the gift is much appreciated and will prove 
of inestimable value in preserving contents of 
church documents now almost undecipherable." 
Faithfully yours, 

(Signed) Cornelius Brett, 
Abram Duryee, 

(Signed) James W, Gopsill, 


A list of the Society's publications has been prepared 
giving the present sale price of all the Year Books, 
Collections and Souvenirs, copy of which was sent to 
each member accompanying the notice of the Annual 

Copying Records: At the October Third meeting of 
the Poughkeepsie District Members a resolution was 
passed to the effect that the original records of the 
Dutch Churches of Fishkill and Poughkeepsie be ob- 
tained and sent to the Society for translation. In 
accordance therewith Hon. Frank Hasbrouck caused 
to be sent to the Secretary three Mss. Volumes of 
Fishkill Records and six Folio Books of the Pough- 
keepsie Records. These are now in the Library under 
process of translation. Some of these records had been 
partially copied before, in which case careful compari- 
son will be made with the originals and the Society's 
copy amplified. It is desirable to not only amplify 
our old records, continuing them at least down to 
1825 and possibly to 1850, but it is essential that further 
research be made to extend our collection of manuscript 
records, and the following is suggested as a promising 

First: Old Smithfield Dutch Church at Shawnee, 
Pa. now a Presbyterian Church, have Consistorial 
Records to 1737; Baptisms, 1741; Marriages, 1742. 


pages 283, 284, 285, 286 and 287 of Year Book 1916. 


This is one of the four Minisink Churches founded 

Second: Clove Church at Wantage, Sussex County, 
N. J., now First Presbyterian Church, originally a 
Reformed Dutch Church, became a Presbyterian in 
1817. Have Baptisms, 1785-1818; Marriages 1798- 
18 1 2. Have other papers to 1787. Records are 
said to be in possession of Wallace W. Titsworth, Sus- 
sex, N. J. (Sussex County) formerly Deckertown. 

Third: Zions Lutheran Church at Athens, Greene 
Co., N. Y. The records were printed in Beers' History 
of Greene County 1884, but are very imperfect and 
incomplete. They run from 1703-1789 only — solely of 
baptisms, which omit the names of the witnesses, and 
maiden names of wives. The baptisms from 1703- 
1748 give all the entries, but from that date to 1789 
only give the entries referring to the families living in 
Coxsackie and Athens. All others are omitted. 

Fourth: Saddle River Reformed Dutch Church at 
Upper Saddle River, Bergen County, N. J. Organized 
1784 (Washington Township). 

Fifth: The Ramapo Reformed Dutch Church at 
Mahwah, Bergen County. Organized 1785. An out- 
growth of the Ramapo Lutheran Church. 

Sixth: Warwick, Orange County, N. Y. This 
Church was organized in 1750 as a Presbyterian Con- 
gregation, but became Dutch Reformed in 1804. 

Digest of Records: The Recording Secretary, in 
attending the branch or county meetings, has found 
out that there is a woeful lack of knowledge on the part 
of the membership of the contents of the Manuscript 
Division of the Society's Library. A complete digest 
of the records has been made and classified, under his 
direction, by a Committee consisting of John Neafie, 
Dr. William B. Van Alstyne and Royden W. Vosburgh, 
assisted by Messrs. Versteeg and de Boer of the Library. 
The work these gentlemen have done may be found in 
the Year Book for 191 2, pages 1-52 inclusive; 206-209 
inclusive, and covers hours and hours of research. The 
Society here records its indebtedness to them. 



Library: The Library has been consulted as usual 
by students of genealogy, and we have been able to 
be of considerable assistance to many inquirers. We 
have, however, been handicapped because our Library 
Clerk, Mr. Dingman Versteeg, has been on sick leave, 
experiencing a recurrence of his eye trouble which has 
kept him away from the office for the most part. His 
time has not been wasted however for he has given his 
best thought and all his available energy to the writ- 
ing of an historical manuscript on "The Founding of 
New Netherland" and has produced a comprehensive 
history of the beginning of outlying settlements, tak- 
ing his facts from historical documents. Achter Col, 
Amersfoort, Arnhem, Archeppela, Breuckelen, Bos- 
wijck, Katskill, Coney Island, Fort Hope, Midwoud, 
Nieuw Dorp (Hurley), Nieuw Utrecht, and Schenecta- 
dy have been treated by him, and this list will be ex- 
tended to cover the whole of New Netherland. The 
manuscript has been submitted to the Committee on 
History and Tradition with the recommendation that 
it be printed in an early edition of the Year Book. 

Historical Functions Participated in by the Society: 
The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York 
held a Commemorative Service of the Founding of 
the General Society of Colonial Wars, at the Church of 
the Incarnation, Madison Avenue and Thirty-fifth 
Street, New York City, on Sunday afternoon. May 
second, Nineteen Hundred and Fifteen, four o'clock. 
The Society was invited to participate and the Presi- 
dent appointed the following delegation: J. Maus 
Schermerhorn, F. I. Vander Beek, E. Covert Hulst, 
and the Recording Secretary. Vice-President Scher- 
merhorn and Recording Secretary Van Winkle at- 

The United States Realty and Improvement Com- 
pany decorated with flags and bunting the tablet, which 
the Society placed on Building 115 Broadway, for the 
week of October 25th in commemoration of the One 
Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the signing of the 
"Non-importation Agreement." 



A portrait bust of Petrus Stuyvesant, by Toon 
Dupuis, gift of the Netherland Government to the 
People of the City of New York, was unveiled at St. 
Mark's Church on Sunday, December 5-1915. The 
Society was invited to participate and the President 
appointed the following Committee: Gerard Beek- 
man, John Leonard Varick, Evert Jansen Wendell, 
John Neafie and the Recording Secretary. Ambassa- 
dor van Rappard made the presentation, and it was 
accepted for the People of New York by General 
Leonard Wood. 

The 22nd Annual Dinner of the Society of Colonial 
Wars in State of New York was held at Delmonicos, 
November 16-1915. The Society was represented by 
your Recording Secretary. 

The Corresponding Secretary officially represented 
the Society at the One Hundred and Eleventh Anniver- 
sary of the Historical Society on November 16-1915, on 
which occasion the Hon. Chauncey M. De Pew de- 
livered an address entitled "1915." 

The 26th Annual Dinner of the Empire State Sons 
of the American Revolution was held at the Waldorf- 
Astoria, November 20-1915. The Society was repre- 
sented by your Recording Secretary. 

The Annual Dinner of the St. Nicholas Society of 
New York City was held in Delmonicos on December 
6-1915. The President represented the Society. 

The 67th Annual Dinner of the St. Nicholas Socie- 
ty of Nassau Island was held at the Brooklyn Club, 
December 6-19 15. The Recording Secretary represented 
the Society. 

The Daughters of Holland Dames gave a luncheon at 
Thursday, December 9-1915 at the Hotel Plaza. Your 
President represented the Society and was the guest of 
honor on that occasion. 

The Empire State Sons of the American Revolution 
celebrated a special Church Service in the afternoon of 
Sunday, February 20-1916 in the Church of the Divine 
Paternity. The Society was represented by Tunis G. 
Bergen, John L. Varick, Arthur H. Van Brunt, Edward 
Van Winkle, Evert Jansen Wendell. 



The Banquet of the Sons of the Revolution in the 
State of New York, commemorating the 184th Anni- 
versary of the Birth of George Washington, was held 
in Delmonicos on February 22-1916. The Society was 
represented by your President. 

The 132nd Annual Dinner of The Friendly Sons of 
St. Patrick was held at Hotel Astor, March 17-1916. 
The Recording Secretary represented the Society. 

Consul-GeneraFs Departure: Consul-General of the 
Netherlands at New York has been transferred and 
prior to his departure he addressed the following letter 
to the Society: 

Gentlemen: — I have the honor to inform you that 
Her Majesty the Queen has appointed me Consul 
General of the Netherlands at Singapore, and I am 
leaving for my new post shortly. 

Before going, however, I want to express to you my 
very deep appreciation for the great courtesy which 
you have shown me during the five years of my 
occupancy of the Consulate General in this city. It 
has been a source of great pride to me, to have been 
allowed to become acquainted with your Society and 
I carry the most pleasant recollections of my asso- 
ciations therewith. 

I wish The Holland Society all prosperity and 
success and have the honor to be, Gentlemen, 
Your obedient servant, 
(Signed) A. van de Sande-Bakhuyzen 
Consul-General of the Netherlands. 

Year Book igi6: This Year Book will be delivered 
to the members on or before May 1-1916. The en- 
tire book in page proof was submitted to the Trustees 
at their March meeting for approval, with the excep- 
tion of Minutes of this meeting. It is to contain the 
complete Domine Selyns' Records, in both the original 
Dutch and English translation, with notes of Garret 
Abeel written a century later all profusely tabulated 
and indexed with introductory notes and criticism on 
previous reprintings in part of this work. This must 
not be confused, however, with the Domine Selyns' 



Record which is to be separately pubUshed by the 
Society as Volume V and is now in the hands of a 
special committee. 

All the routine matters of the office have had at- 

Respectfully submitted, 
Edward Van Winkle, 
Recording Secretary. 

Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried the 
report was accepted and approved. 

The report of the Nominating Committee was then 
presented by its chairman, Mr. Augustus Van Wyck, 
who said: Mr. Chairman and Members of the Holland 
Society: — I will state that your Nominating Com- 
mittee had a number of meetings for the purpose 
of selecting a candidate for President and candidates 
for vice-presidents, trustees, secretary and treasurer. 
The present President has so won the admiration of 
our Society that we tendered him, on the part of the 
committee, a renomination. He thought it best to 
decline and asked us to name another gentleman for 
that office. After considering the declination, and 
regretting it, we were unanimous in naming as his 
successor, Seymour Van Santvoord of Troy. (Applause). 
He then read the report which was sent to all members 
with the notice of call for the Annual Meeting which 
follows : 


The Committee elected to make nominations for 

officers of the Society respectfully reports the following 

names as its recommendation for offices to be filled 

at the ensuing annual election, to be held April 6, 1916: 


Seymour Van Santvoord 

Vice-Presidents : 

New York County J. Maus Schermerhorn 

Kings County Albert Van Brunt Voorhees, Jr. 

Queens County James Cornell Van Siclen 

Westchester County 


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 Stephen Holt Starin 

Suffolk County Robert Lefferts 

Hudson County, N. J John Winner 

Bergen County, N.J : Lemuel Lozier 

Passaic County, N. J William Sickles Ackerman 

Essex County, N. J Frederick H. Amerman 

Monmouth County, N. J Frederick ChristiaanVan Vliet 

Union County, N.J Frederick Arden Waldron 

Morris County, N. J Charles Gage Van Gilder 

New England Rev. Dr. William Harman Van Allen 

Pacific Coast H. L. Van Winkle 

United States Army Col. Alfred Hasbrouck 

United States Navy Chaplain Roswell Randall Hoes 

Treasurer: Recording Secretary: 

Arthur H. Van Brunt. Edward Van Winkle. 

Corresponding Secretary: 

Seward G. Spoor. 
Trustees — Class of 1920: 
Tunis G. Bergen. Edward De Witt 

William Brinkerhoff. Evert Jansen Wendell 

David D. Zabriskie. 

Dated, New York, February 9, 1916. 
And Amended March 6, 191 6. 

Augustus Van Wyck, Chairman, 
William Leverich Brower, 
J. Maus Schermerhorn, 
John C. Gulick, 
John Warren Hardenbergh, 
Edward Van Winkle, Secretary. 

Chairman Van Wyck, continuing: 

We have also added to the number of vice-presidents, 
one for Rockland County, and we nominate Augustus 
Marvin Voorhis. Rockland County is now entitled 
to a Vice-President, under our By-Laws, Article 10. 

We submit our report with confidence that it will 
receive the unanimous approval of this body. 

Upon motion duly made, seconded and unanimously 
carried the report was received and accepted, and, upon 
further motion, the Recording Secretary was instructed 



to cast a single ballot for the election of the candidates 
presented by the Nominating Committee. 

The Recording Secretary having prepared and cast 
the ballot announced the unanimous election of the 
candidates presented by the Nominating Committee. 

The President then appointed Tunis G. Bergen and 
Edward De Witt as a Committee to escort the newly 
elected President to the chair; which ceremony was 
performed amid great applause. 

Ex-President Beekman said: I am very glad to 
have so worthy and distinguished a successor. I wish 
to invest him with all the dignity and honor of the 
office. Turning to Mr. Van Santvoord and placing the 
President's badge around his neck, he continued: Sir, 
you are so invested and I am sure that the honor and 
dignity of the office will be worthily upheld and car- 
ried on by you. 

President Van Santvoord: I thank you. 
(The new president then took the chair amid great 

President Van Santvoord continuing said: When 
the late Duke of Marlborough was traveling in this 
country, he was entertained by a Wine Growers' Asso- 
ciation in the Southwest. "There, your Grace," said 
the Chairman of the Entertainment Committee, "is a 
glass of honest wine." "Yes," solemnly replied the 
Duke, after tasting, "Poor, but honest." (Laughter.) 

Your Nominating Committee doubtless has acted 
upon the same conclusion in recommending me for 
this most honorable position. Although, of course, 
flattered by the implied compliment, I must say that 
I think you were taking some chances on that score. 
Everybody knows — my old friend, Judge Van Wyck, as 
well as any one — that a poor lawyer is not necessarily 
an honest one— any more than is an honest lawyer 
necessarily and invariably poor. And, face to face 
with this representative body of Dutchmen, all so 
manifestly prosperous, all so plainly satisfied with them- 
selves and with each other, with their ancestry and, of 
course, with their posterity, the conviction is revived in 



my mind that it is better to be honest than to be poor. 
(Laughter and applause.) And it is largely, gentlemen, 
because of this conviction that I have become in the 
slightest degree reconciled to the idea of being decor- 
ated with this imposing badge of authority, with all 
that the investiture implies. 

Really, it is with no little hesitation that I have ven- 
tured to accept this mark of your confidence. As a 
member of this Society, I have enjoyed the pleasure of 
a personal acquaintance with all but one of those who 
have served in turn as your executive, during the past 
thirty years. And as I revert to those notable men — 
from our first distinguished and beloved President, 
Judge Van Vorst, down to the gracious gentleman 
whose inability to accept a re-election tonight we 
have all so genuinely deplored — the unbroken line of 
those who have at once upheld the dignity of this So- 
ciety and been the commanding figures in its every 
fine accomplishment — ^I confess that I am unaffectedly 
diffident at undertaking the responsibility of this high 
trust. While I do not fail to appreciate the honor 
which has thus fallen to me, neither do I fail to re- 
cognize the truth of Emerson's fine observation, "that 
honors are unripe Wisdom's cheat." And I have al- 
ways believed that the man who accepts high place 
merely to exploit an honor, rather than to fulfill a re- 
sponsibility, has wronged his associates scarcely more 
than he has injured himself. Because in approaching 
his task under such a misconception of its true sig- 
nificance, he will not only fail to meet the expectation 
of his friends and sponsors, but he is bound to miss that 
finer sense of service, which is the highest joy of living. 

Why is it that men cannot wait for the plaudits until 
the battle has been won? Why are they so prone to 
forget that election to the Academy does not necessarily 
enroll them among the immortals? What a measure- 
less distance, to the eye of the spirit at least, between 
the superficial triumphs of the seeker for office for the 
sake of office and the proud elation of the man who is 
conscious that he has given the best that is in him to his 
fellows, in return for the confidence — which must have 


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been the feeling that moved the poet Heine to declare, 
"I know not whether I am entitled to a laurel wreath, 
but at least lay on my coffin a sword, because I have 
been a brave soldier in the war for the liberation of 

And now, as the logical ending of this little flight in 
the higher ether of poetic fancy and sentiment, I sup- 
pose you are expecting a sudden descent to earth, with 
rather more than the customary promises for a faithful 
administration of my trust. The true way to measure 
up a man in an affair of this kind is to check up his per- 
formances after the act, rather than to count upon his 
threshold promises. Not what a man declares he is 
going to do or wants to do, but what sacrifices he is 
willing to undergo to carry out his declaration! "Not," 
as old Carlyle said, "what thou and I have promised 
to each other, but what the balance of our forces enable 
us to perform for each other." 

And so, the only promise which I care to make, which 
I dare to make, tonight is in the simple assurance that 
as your president, I shall be the humble servant of our 
Society, in the common desire and purpose to uphold 
its lofty aims, to keep alive its highest aspirations, and 
to maintain its unswerving devotion to that for which 
our Dutch forefathers fought, and which is epitomized 
in the history of brave little Holland — the cause of 
civil and religious liberty — which I have always re- 
garded as the foundation stone of this Association. 

With this earnest purpose, I appeal for the support 
of the membership of the Society at large, as well as for 
that of its trustee. And, if thus upheld and encouraged, 
I may fairly cherish a hope that the expiration of my 
term of office will perhaps arouse a livelier emotion than 
that which was displayed by the disconsolate French- 
man, who, bending over the grave of his departed 
mother-in-law, sadly observed, "Tears will not restore 
her to us — therefore, let us weep!" (Laughter and Ap- 

The next order of business, gentlemen, are the re- 
ports of committees, the first being that of the Finance 




Mr. E. Covert Hulst, Chairman of the Finance 
Committee, reported as follows: Mr. President and 
Gentlemen of The Holland Society:- The duties of the 
Finance Committee are not very heavy. We have ap- 
proved the report of the Treasurer, which has been sub- 
mitted to us. 

Upon further motion duly made, seconded and car- 
ried the report was accepted and approved. 

The Committee on Year Books in arrears through 
its Chairman, Mr. Tunis G. Bergen, then reported 
as follows:- Mr. President, your committee is glad to 
announce the end of their labors; that is to say, that 
the members of the Society have by this time received 
all of the late year books. A year ago, we had the 
pleasure of presenting the book for 1907; and now, we 
beg to announce that the belated books for 1908, 1909, 
1910, 191 1 and 1912 have been printed, published, is- 
sued and delivered. 

I am not going to make a speech on the subject. We 
have anticipated many criticisms perhaps because of 
the size of the books. I trust that the members will 
bear with the committee because of our conviction that 
it was time, high time, to publish those belated books, 
no matter how small they might be. It was our duty 
to collect the materials, not to create the materials. I 
need not go over the work of collecting the materials 
for the year books of so many years ago. The work 
has not been altogether a pleasant one. It has re- 
quired patience and industry, not only on the part of 
members of the committee and their clerks, but on the 
part of the gentlemen who had originally gathered the 
materials. Altogether, it was a difficult task. We 
have been able, at least, to present such materials as we 
thought were fundamentally part of the year books; 
and we are now glad to be able to say — and I can say it 
after the able assistance on the part of my colleagues. 
Judge Hasbrouck and Arthur Van Brunt, — that we 
have been enabled at last to fill the gap, and now the 
year books go on steadily in order; and the 1916 book 
will probably be out within a month. 


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Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried the 
report was received. 

Mr. Augustus Van Wyck: Mr. Chairman, I arise 
to make a motion to extend a vote of thanks to the com- 
mittee and Mr. Bogert for the flood of year books that 
has wiped out the arrearage. It is a great satisfaction 
for the Society to know that the year books have been 
brought up to date, and that arrearage in year books is 
a matter of the past; and I have no doubt that there 
will never be an arrearage hereafter. I therefore move 
that a vote of thanks be extended to this committee and 
Mr. Bogert for the completion of this arrearage con- 

The motion being duly seconded was carried. 

The Committee on Statue to William the Silent 
through its Chairman, Mr. Tunis G. Bergen, reported 
as follows: I don't care to repeat myself, but I think a 
year ago I reported that although the contract for the 
execution or casting of the civilian statue of William 
the Silent at The Hague had been written, signed and 
sealed by the Committee and officers of The Holland 
Society,on the next day and before the contract and the 
moneys for the first payment were forwarded, the war 
in Europe broke out. Since then we have remained in 
statu quo. The moneys that had been collected for the 
statue are still on deposit with the Equitable Trust 
Company, undisturbed by me. The last news I had 
from The Hague and from Brussels was to the efi'ect 
that the cast of the statue, which was to serve as a mod- 
el for the bronze casting, had been safely delivered 
at the National Foundry of Bronze, at Brussels and 
was still in the subterranean vaults of that foundry in 
Brussels, subject to the kind consideration of the Ger- 
man government. Since then, we have taken no fur- 
ther steps. 

Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried the 
report was received. 

Mr. Frank HASBROucK,thereupon took the floor and 
said: Mr. President, I have a resolution I would like 
to off'er, if it is in order. As the term of office of your 



predecessor has expired and you have succeeded him,I 
thought it appropriate and becoming to us that we 
should give some expression of our feehng for the gentle- 
man who has just vacated the presidential chair. 

As an exemplar of the old Dutch spirit, as the soul of 
our Society I might say, the expression which we exhibit 
or seek to, by our existence, of this love of liberty, and 
this desire to be allowed to think and to act as our con- 
science dictates, within the law, no man that I know 
of, who belongs to the Society or has ever presided 
over it, is a better example than he who has just left 
the presidential chair, a man whose name is recorded 
in the history of the city, a man whose name is record- 
ed in the county from which I come, up the river. 
One of the patents of Dutchess County was issued to 
Beekman. One of our thriving towns in Dutchess 
County is now named Beekman. 

I wish to offer a resolution to go upon the records of 
the Society, in recognition of what we all feel for our 
ex-President Gerard Beekman. Therefore, Mr. Presi- 
ident, I offer the following: 

Whereas, our honored President Gerard Beekman 
this 6th day of April 1916 retires from office at the 
expiration of his term; 

Resolved: That we members of The Holland 
Society of New York, in annual meeting assembled, 
record this expression of our regret at his declination 
to serve longer in that office, and of our appreciation 
of his successful performance of all official duties during 
his administration. 

His devotion to the interests of the Society has been 
rewarded by the Society's continued prosperity. 

Its best traditions have been conserved and its high- 
est ideals maintained. 

His dignity and ability as our executive officer have 
won our admiration; his genial personality has gained 
our affection; and as he lays down the burdens, with 
the honors, of his high place, let him be assured that he 
has our best wishes that he may long continue with us, 
in health and prosperity, our well-beloved fellow mem- 


Thirty-First Annual Meeting 


Upon motion duly made, seconded and carried the 
resolutions were unanimously adopted and the re- 
cording secretary was instructed to have them suitably 
engrossed and to forward them to the retiring President. 

President Van Santvoord: We are so well ac- 
quainted with the modesty of our retiring president 
and his obstinate determination to efface himself on all 
such occasions, that I think we can offer to him no more 
welcome assurance of our regard, our esteem and our 
affection than to relieve him from the necessity of any 
personal response to this resolution. Accordingly the 
chair now recognizes Mr. Beekman, but only for the 
purpose of discussing a resolution which he is prepared 
to submit to the Society for its consideration. 

(The ex-President was liberally applauded and es- 
corted to the platform by President Van Santvoord.) 

Ex-President Beekman: Gentlemen, In spite of 
what our kind president has said it is always a painful 
duty to say "Vale," but the word is covered with that 
kindly suggestion, which it will always be pleasant for 
me to recall, that my fellow members remember the 
President of 191 5-16 with a certain amount of affection. 
That is the greatest thing that can possibly come to any 
man; and I thank you for the expression which has ap- 
peared in these resolutions. And now, gentlemen, I am 
asked by our President, to present these other resolu- 
tions. It has seemed to me at a time like this, when 
our country is called upon to distinguish between loyal 
and disloyal, to hold by the hand the loyal citizen and 
to bid the unloyal one, without in any way hurting the 
feelings of foreign nations, to beware; that a society 
like this should uphold our country's honor. Our 
nation has a most difficult task. But, with us, who 
carry on our government by the will and wishes of the 
people, nothing strengthens, or is better for, the govern- 
ment than an expression of confidence and support on 
the part of groups of the citizens in different sections of 
the land. We are here in the gateway of these great 
United States. Hendrick Hudson thought that broad 
river extending to the northwest; and now bearing 
his name would show him the way to India. We are 




placed here for a greater enterprise than that of a new 
India. A great continent has been developed since 
those days of Henry Hudson; and we are at the gateway 
of that continent nearly a thousand strong; from Troy 
to New Jersey and Long Island, our numbers and our 
influence extend. What we live, more than what we 
say, has already had a great influence; and although in 
a gateway, we must expect to be trodden upon and 
pushed by the unthinking crowd, we are still there to 
give the leaven of thought. As such, I have felt it a 
last duty to you, gentlemen, in return for your con- 
fidence and kindness, to ask you to give that which our 
country so much demands, loyalty and support. Read- 
ing history, we find a golden thread running as far back 
as we can go, — a golden thread on which is strung the 
golden deeds of golden men; and they are the ones that 
give us hope and confidence. It is not all despair and 
blackness. On that thread, which extends all through 
the dark pattern of bloodshed, fraud and selfishness 
which is the web of history, we find such names as those 
of Arnold Winkelried, William Tell, Martin Luther, 
George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and of our 
own founder. Count Henry Van Brederode. I have 
compiled here a few dates which I think will be inter- 
esting to you. 

Count Henry of Brederode founded the Les Gueux — 
that is the French; I think it wise that we should not go 
outside of the French — in the House of Culemborg in 
Brussels on April 6th, 1566. On April 5th, he appeared 
before Margaret of Parma, who was then Regent of the 
Netherlands; and representing this same golden thread 
that I have spoken to you about, the rights and privi- 
leges and the honor which is in every man more or less 
hidden but still there, the right to worship God as con- 
science dictates, the right to be a man, — he represented 
that idea in his day; and with his little band, against 
the militarism of Europe, then represented by Philip 
II of Spain, he stood before Margaret of Parma and 
was ridiculed. "Bah," insinuated one of her cour- 
tiers, "They're only beggars." Or as more accurately 
stated by the Historian Blok, "Berlaymont whispered 


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to the Regent, Margaret of Parma: 'How, Madame, 
afraid of these beggars.'" That was the origin of the 
badge that we wear today. This is the 3SOth anni- 
versary of that golden deed in the history of the world; 
for it is nothing less than that. Last year, or next 
year, would not accentuate that act as this one does. 
Therefore, I feel emboldened to call your attention, on 
this anniversary, to Brederode and his act and what it 

Nathaniel Hawthorne takes, in his "Twice Told 
Tales, " an old New England legend and works it up into 
what he calls, "The Grey Champion." In 1689 in the 
reign of King James H., Sir Edmund Andros, was the 
Governor of the provinces at that time, one hundred 
and twenty-three years later than this epoch making 
act of Brederode. 

There appeared on the streets of Boston, in the same 
month — ^April — Governor Andros, surrounded by his 
staff, preceded by a double line of soldiers and followed 
by another line of British soldiers, to the sound of the 
drum, in order to overawe the feelings which then ex- 
isted, and still exist, in this country of independence of 
manhood. The Puritan feeling was still there and they 
did not wish to be dictated to as to every single item 
of their existence, from London. In his arrogance. Gov- 
ernor Andros rode down the street to show these people, 
these Puritans, that the great power of Europe still 
dominated them. And it was " grey evening, " as Haw- 
thorne describes it, and the roll of the drum went by, 
the people frowningly watching the approaching column 
of British soldiers, when suddenly there appeared at the 
end of State Street a solitary figure. He came out,no 
one knew from where, and walked down the middle of 
the street, watched by all of the Puritan people who 
stood there. "Who is this old man.''" they said. "We 
have never seen him before." Gradually, he ap- 
proached the line of soldiers, and as he caught the rap- 
tap of the drum, his step fell in, as a military man, and 
he straightened himself up, until he came close to the 
advancing line, when he raised his staff, and shouted, 
"Halt!" They stopped. There was something in his 



face, something in his mien, that commanded respect. 
He then approached Governor Andros and said, "You 
have brought tyranny upon us, but your days are num- 
bered. Tomorrow, you will be no longer Governor. 
The King himself will be no longer King of England; 
and from my secret place, I have asked once more to 
appear in defence of my country and it has been allowed 
me. Beware!" 

Sir Edmund Andros was overawed. The drums 
ceased. Soldiers turned back; and his mocking cour- 
tiers themselves retired with him. And the next day, 
he had ceased to be Governor; and long before the 
news could possibly have reached the colonies, James 
II was no longer King. The people watched for the 
old Grey Champion, but they never saw him again, 
and they never heard of his funeral. But they said that 
at the Battle of Bunker Hill, the old Grey Champion 
was seen again, walking up and down the lines; and 
that New England might expect, whenever trouble 
came, that the same old Grey Champion would appear 
to succor them. One hundred and twenty-three years 
before that, Brederode fought for precisely the same 
thing, against militarism, against despotism from 
abroad, against the crushing of the will of the people by 
the will of foreign countries. He stood with his little 
band; and then it was that the reformation drew a 
sword, and for 80 years that sword remained unsheathed 
and gave us our liberties. 

Now, it has seemed to me that Henry of Brederode, 
in the dim distance of 350 years, was a Grey Champion 
of ours before this champion of New England ever 
appeared. The same things, the same thoughts, the 
same privileges, were fought for, and the same rights 
were emphasized by this same Count Brederode, whose 
motto we wear as the badge of this Society. 

And, gentlemen, if that is so, what is our duty, when 
our country is attacked, when, as I heard lately at a 
meeting in the Chamber of Commerce from one of 
our most distinguished citizens.? We are defenceless 
along an extended coast, and we have been insulted 
for eighteen months. What is our duty, as this little 




group of gatekeepers at the confluence of the ocean 
and the great Hudson, Hke our predecessors at the 
North Sea and the Rhine? What is our duty? To sit 
supine and say nothing, or to emulate the spirit of our 
Grey Champion Brederode and speak? 

Brothers of Les Gueux, I ask you, I appeal to you as 
good sons of Brederode, to speak tonight In favor of 
the honor of our country, the principles that our ances- 
tors have fought for, the principles that our people in 
America have stood for to this day, and which are not 
understood by many of our guests. I ask you to give 
a voice tonight in the spirit of our Grey Champion, 
Count Henry of Brederode. (Great Applause.) 

Two hundred and ten (210) years before the Declara- 
tion of Independence of these United States, he spoke 
and he acted, and the society of Les Gueux was founded 
on this anniversary night three hundred and fifty 
years ago. 

Gentlemen, the resolutions that I am about to read 
to you have been submitted to your trustees, by whom 
they have been unanimously approved. I made to 
the body of trustees very much the same remarks that 
I make to you tonight, perhaps briefer; and they now 
present the resolutions with the recommendation that 
they be adopted at this Annual Meeting of the Society. 
I will read them as unanimously recommended: 

Whereas, The Holland Society of New York 
founded 1885, adopted in 1887 as a part of its badge, 
the medal "Les Gueux" introduced in 1566 by Count 
Brederode and his colleagues, as a badge of the pa- 
triotic and self-denying movement of the Nether- 
lands for popular rights and freedom in religious 
belief, which John Lothrop Motley, the historian, 
has rendered immortal; and 

Whereas, the model "Les Gueux" declares, in symbol 
and motto, loyalty to the Government, even to beg- 
gary; and 

Whereas, in the crisis which now threatens our 
country through the introduction of ideas of intolerance 
and military domination in Europe, such as confronted 



the Netherlands in the time of WiUiam of Orange, it 
befiooves the descendants of citizens of that Httle coun- 
try who brought here principles fought for in the eighty 
years' war, to support their native land, America, in the 
maintenance of the same fundamental ideas which our 
Dutch ancestors stood for — principles which are uni- 
versally recognized as foundation stones of the civil and 
religious liberty of this country. 

Resolved, that with European militarism threaten- 
ing individual rights, the sacredness of treaties, inter- 
national law, humanitarian axioms, and even the na- 
tional map of the world. The Holland Society of New 
York tenders in the spirit of its badge to the Federal 
Government at Washington, its earnest sympathy and 
support in the maintenance of the traditions, the dig- 
nity and the honor of our native land, The United 
States of America. 

Resolved, that an engrossed copy of this minute, 
duly attested by the seal of the Society and certified 
by the President and Secretary, be transmitted to the 
President, Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States at Washington. 

Mr. Arthur H. Van Brunt: In seconding that 
resolution, I desire to say that I am heartily in accord 
with the sentiments expressed by Mr. Beekman; and 
I think this Society would only be performing its 
duty, its patriotic duty, in adopting the resolutions 
which have now been presented. 

President Van Santvoord: You have heard the 
resolutions, gentlemen. What is your pleasure.? 

CoL. John W. Vrooman: Mr. President, may I 
be permitted to say a word.f* Today there is but one 
class of loyal people in this country, and that is a class 
of Americans. It matters little about the political faith 
of our President. It matters much that he is the Com- 
mander-in-Chief of the Army and the Navy; and as 
such, we ought to uphold his hands, regardless of birth, 
fortune or estate. Politically, I do not agree with him; 
but I do agree with him when he is trying to uplift the 
stars and stripes and keep them from trailing in the 
dust. And so I say, "All hail and Godspeed to the 




President of the United States of America." (Great 
Applause.) And if any one does not desire to live 
under the stars and stripes, does not desire to ptedge 
allegiance and swear loyalty to his government here, 
then in God's name, let him take the first ship sailing 
from this or any other American port and go back to 
his own home. That is my theory of being an Ameri- 
can. (Applause.) Mr. President, in a small way, in 
other days, I fought for the stars and stripes. I suppose 
my age would prevent my enlistment; but I stand as 
ready today as I did during the Civil War to do it all 
over again. And yet, thank God, if I should do it; oh, 
thank God, I wbuld find, standing by my side, shoulder 
to shoulder, fighting with the same degree of loyalty 
as I would fight, the sons of the Southland with those 
of the Northland. (Applause.) Mr. President, I 
heartily second the resolutions proposed. 

President Van Santvoord : It occurred to me that 
while we are probably all in accord with Mr. Vrooman's 
sentiments, perhaps here and there we might find some 
gentlemen who would experience considerable difficulty 
sailing for home, because there are no ships going to 
their ports. Gentlemen, you have heard the resolu- 
tions. I think we ought to adopt them with especial 
pleasure, for the reason that the suggestion came from 
Mr. Beekman, and that the resolutions were drawn by 
Mr. Beekman and unanimously approved by his fel- 
low trustees. Are you ready for the question.'' (Shouts 
of "Question.") 

Gentlemen, I will ask for a rising vote. Those in 
favor will please signify by standing. 

(All the members thereupon arose amid great ap- 

President Van Santvoord: The chair observes 
that every member is on his feet; therefore, the resolu- 
tions are unanimously carried. 

It occurred to me, gentlemen, while listening to the 
suggestion which Mr. Beekman has so finely expressed 
that in time of stress men in authority are comforted 
and upheld by friendly expressions of sympathy and 
confidence, that one of the former presidents of the 



Society is filling a distinguished foreign post, quietly, 
unobtrusively, but as we are sure — those of us who 
know Dr. van Dyke intimately, of whom I fortunately 
am one — with the highest degree of conscience. And I 
wondered whether we might not properly and fittingly, 
on this anniversary meeting, the 350th anniversary 
of a most notable event in the development of human 
liberty, send to him, either by letter or by cable, a mes- 
sage assuring him of our confidence, and pride in his 
work and extending to him the friendliest salutations 
of his brethren in this Society. I venture to request 
your approval of such an act by your executive ofiicers. 
Mr. John W. Vrooman: Mr. President, I move 
that the President and the Recording Secretary of the 
Society be authorized to send to our Minister and ex- 
President van Dyke a suitable cable message — Don't 
let us wait for a letter; let's expend a few dollars — 
expressing our support of him and our anxiety for his 
success and our heartfelt interest in our Motherland. 
Which motion being duly recorded was unanimously 

President Van Santvoord: Gentlemen, the Re- 
cording Secretary says its "all over," but I request your 
indulgence for a moment to call your attention to 
something which I believe deserves serious considera- 
tion by this society. 

In looking over the early records a few weeks ago, 
I was shocked to notice that of the eighteen men who 
met on that memorable 21st of March in the library 
of Mr. Vanderpool in this city, — the meeting which 
really marked the beginning of this Society, — all have 
died except one,' Mr. Edgar Beach Van Winkle of New 
York. Mr. Vanderpool, whose bold signature is the 
first to appear on the request for incorporation, was 
among the first to pass away, and the others have since 
gone. Then I reverted to the list of the forty odd in- 
corporators; and death has wrought sad havoc in their 
ranks. Then I looked over the general list of deceased 


'Ed. Note: See Year Book of The I was recorded as attending this meet- 
Holland Society for 1887-8 p-8s — ing as John R. We never had a John 
John E. Van Nostrand, our Trustee, | R. as a member. 

Thirty-First Annual Meeting 


members and was astounded to see what a harvest had 
been made there. It then occurred to me that if this 
Society is to be perpetuated, we must go out among the 
younger men and enhst their interest and support. 
There are numbers of young men who are quaHfied for 
membership many of whom I am sure could be induced 
to join the Society, to its advantage no less than their 
own. Upon the shoulders of the next generation must 
eventually fall the burden; and therefore, I have felt it 
my duty to make the suggestion to you, because it is to 
your sons as well as my own, that I refer; and thus the 
labor is one in which every member of the Society must 
participate, if it is to be made effective. 

Now, gentlemen, unless there is some other business, 
a motion to adjourn is in order. 

Adjournment was had. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ed. Note: In connection with the 
address of Ex-President Beekman and 
remarks by President Van Santvoord 
the following letter from John Loth- 
rop Motley, read before the St. Nich- 
olas Society of New York on St. 
Nicholas Day in 1868, is pertinent: — 
It is very pleasant to reflect that the 
New England Pilgrims, during their 
residence in the glorious country of 
your ancestry, found already estab- 
lished there a system of schools which 
John of Nassau, eldest brother of 
William the Silent, had recommended 
in these words: "You must urge upon 
the States-General that they should 
establish free schools, where children 
of quality, as well as of poor families, 
for a very small sum could be well and 
christianly educated and brought up. 

Recording Secretary. 

This would be the greatest and most 
useful work you could ever accomplish 
for God and Christianity, and for the 
Netherlands themselves. Soldiers 
and patriots thus educated, with a 
true knowledge of God, and a Christ- 
ian conscience, also churches and 
schools, books and printing presses, 
are better than all armies, armories, 
munitions, alliances and treaties that 
can be had or imagined in the world." 
This was the feeling about popular 
education in the Netherlands during 
the sixteenth century. Can we won- 
der that it gave the little republic 
strength to battle with despotism; 
and have not the great soldiers and 
patriots thus educated in our own re- 
public proved the wisdom of John of 
Nassau's advice to the Hollanders? 


In accordance with the instructions of the Annual 
Meeting the President and Recording Secretary sent 
to Ambassador van Dyke a cable and the following let- 
ter in confirmation thereof: — 

April 7-1916. 
Dear Dr. van Dyke: — 

It gives me pleasure to hereby confirm the cable- 
gram which, in accordance with a resolution adopted 
by acclamation at the Annual Meeting of The Holland 
Society held last evening, has been dispatched to you in 
the terms following: 

"The Holland Society of New York this day in An- 
nual Meeting assembled extends to you its friendliest 
salutations, and records its unreserved confidence in you 
and its pride in your high public service." 

(Signed) Seymour Van Santvoord 

Faithfully yours, 

Edward Van Winkle, 
Recording Secretary. 

The Honorable Henry van Dyke, 
Legation of the United States of America, 
The Hague, Netherlands. 


Collections and Souvenirs 283 



April 6-1916. 

The first Year Book of The Holland Society was 
issued in 1886, and contains an account of the first 
annual dinner. Three copies are in the library of the 
Society but are not for sale. The last quoted price 
was ^50. 

The second Year Book contains an account of the 
trip to Kingston, the exhibition of antique objects, 
etc., the banquet given by Mr. Coykendall to the 
Society, and the second annual dinner of the Society. 
It bears date 1886-87. Price ^20. 

The third Year Book is for 1887-8, and contains 
accounts of adopting the Society Badge, the third 
annual dinner, etc. Price ^8. 

The Year Book for 1888-9 describes The Holland 
Society's trip to the Netherlands in 1888, the fourth 
annual dinner, the President's Official Medal, the 
Albany dinner, etc. Price $6. 

The Year Book for 1890-1 is a double number and, 
besides accounts of the fifth and sixth annual dinners, 
contains the report on Commemorative Tablets, the 
Bicentennial of Massacre at Schenectady, the dinners 
to H. J. De Marez Oyens and to General Joubert, the 
catalogue of the Grotius Library presented by Hon. R. 
B. Roosevelt, and the collection of Dutch Nursery 
Rhymes. Price $%. 

The Year Book of 1892-3, a double number, has a 
description of the Friesland Medals, the Report on 
Church Records, seventh and eighth annual dinners, 
etc. Price ^6. 

The Year Book of 1894 describes the Van Speyk 
dinners at the Waldorf and at Albany, the return 
luncheon on the Van Speyk, the ninth annual dinner, 
the Poughkeepsie dinner, and the knighting of Pres. 
Beekman in the order of Orange-Nassau. Price ^6. 



The Year Book of 1895 contains accounts of the 
Poughkeepsie dinner and the annual dinner, now- 
recognized as fixed events, also the presentation of the 
Society Banner, and articles upon "Where our Flag 
was first Saluted" and "Who Founded New York?" 
Price $8. 

The Year Book of 1896, the first gratuitously dis- 
tributed among the members, contains Early Immi- 
grants to New Netherland, Settlers in Rensselaerswyck, 
Passenger Lists 1657 to 1664, Roll of those Taking 
Oath of Allegiance in Kings Co. 1687, House owners 
in New Amsterdam 1674, Members of Dutch Church, 
N. Y., 1686, Dutch Aliases or Patronymics. Price 

The Year Book of 1897, after routine matters, con- 
tains Dutch Settlers in Esopus, Records of Dutch 
Reformed Church of Brooklyn. Price $6. 

The Year Book of 1898 has several poems by Gen. 
de Peyster, the National Hymn of the Netherlands 
with music, Flatbush Church Records,"South Afri- 
kander and Englishman," List of Church Records 
owned by the Society and a portrait of the young 
Queen Wilhelmina. Price $20. 

The Year Book of 1899 has an account of the In- 
auguration of Queen Wilhelmina and poetic tributes 
to her, the General Dutch Alliance, the Seizure of New 
Netherland by the English, the Essex County dinner, 
Burials in the Dutch Church, N. Y., and the Dutch 
East Indies. Price ^20. 

The Year Book of 1900 has an account of the meeting 
to express sympathy for the Boers of the Transvaal, 
"The Other Side," and "The Dutchman," poems by 
Rev. J. Howard Suydam and E. J. Wheeler, How the 
Dutch Preserved the Freedom of Europe in 1639, 
"The Carrier Pigeon of Ladysmith," by E. J. Wheeler, 
Dutch Records in the City Clerk's Oflice, N. Y., 
"England Recedes from the Recessional," by Rev. C. 
S. Vedder. Price ^6. 

The year Book for 1901 contains the arrangement 
with Columbia University for the deposit of the 


Collections and Souvenirs 285 

Grotius Collection, etc., Illuminated Address to Queen 
Wilhelmina, Poems to the Queen, Holland Society 
Lectures, The Holland Society of Ceylon, Additional 
Dutch Records in City Clerk's Office, N. Y. Price 

The Year Book for 1902 contains corrected List of 
Passengers to New Netherland. Price $6. 

The Year Book for 1903 has the Early Records of 
the Lutheran Church, N. Y., the City of New Amster- 
dam, by Versteeg, the Oldest Charter of New York, 
by R. B. Roosevelt. Price ^6. 

The Year Book of 1904 contains the Albany Records 
to 1700 and contains an article entitled "An Unsatis- 
factory Historian" with a published letter written by 
Theodore M. Banta on articles appearing in thcNezv 
York Times. Price ^6. 

The Year Book of 1905 contains Albany Records to 
1725 and has an account of the Bergen County Branch. 
Price $6. 

The Year Book for 1906 is the third Albany book con- 
taining the Albany records to 1750. Price $6. 

The Year Book for 1907 is the fourth Albany book 
containing the Albany records to 1765, with an article 
on The Friendly Relations of the Indians and Early 
Dutch Settlers of the Upper Hudson by Rev. Edward 
Payson Johnson, D. D., Domine of the First Reformed 
Protestant Dutch Church at Albany; also an article 
on the Zwaanendael Club of Lewes, Del. Price $6. 

The Year Book for 1908 is the fifth Albany book 
containing the Albany records to 1771; account of the 
visit of the Gelderland. Price ^6. 

The Year Book for 1909 contains the Van Der Cap- 
ellen tablet matter and pre-tercentenary celebration 
meetings and introductory addresses — all of historical 
value. Price $5. 

The Year Book for 1910 is the Hudson-Fulton book. 
Contains account of the part The Holland Society 
took in this great celebration. Price ^5. 

The Year Book for 191 1 contains the Tromper-Van 
Driel Family and the Coat-of-Arms. Price ^4. 



The Year Book for 1912 contains an exhaustive digest 
of manuscript records belonging to the Society as well 
as a list of Church Records that have appeared in 
print. Price ^6. 

The Year Book for 1913 contains the Register of 
Baptisms of the Bergen Reformed Church at Bergen, 
now Jersey City, with an historical sketch by the Rev. 
Cornelius Brett, D. D., the present Domine of the 
Church. Price $6. 

The Year Book for 1914 contains the Register of 
Marriages in the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church 
at Bergen, now Jersey City, N. J., with an article 
on the Founding of Jersey City by Dingman 
Versteeg. Price $6. 

The Year Book for 191 5 contains the Register of 
Burials, Minutes of the Consistory, and List of Mem- 
bers of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church at 
Bergen, now Jersey City, N. J., with an article on the 
historic families by Nicholas Garretson Vreeland. Price 

The Year Book for 1916 contains the Records of 
Domine Selyns, both in the original Dutch and trans- 
lation, with comments upon previous reprints of this 
Record. Price ^6. 

The Society issued, as the first and second volumes 
of its "Collections," the records of the Dutch Churches 
of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, giving member- 
ship, marriages, baptisms, etc., to 1800. Price $4 
per vol. $8. per set. 

"The Records of the New Paltz Church, ' ' N. Y., was 
the second set of collections issued. Price $4. 

Collection, Volume IV is the Bergen book containing 
an account of the founding of the town, the early fami- 
lies, and the registers of Consistories, Members, Mar- 
riages, Baptisms and Burials. This is probably the 
most complete and exhaustive Church Record ever 
published and should be in every collection of New 
Netherland literature. ^6. 

Collection, Volume V contains Domine Selyns' Rec- 
ords, which is practically the first directory of New 


Collections and Souvenirs 287 

York, composed of much historical matter of interest 
to the old families of New Amsterdam. Price $6. 

The office has also on sale some souvenirs of each 
year; price subject to advance as stock is reduced. 
l904^Friesland medal. Price ^1.25. | 
1905 — Friesland medal. Price $1.25. ^^3.50 a set. 
1906 — Friesland medal. Price ^1.25. ) 
1907— Reproduction of the Geuzen Penning (Beggar's 
Penny) of 1574, with ring suitable for a fob pendant. 
Price ^i.oo. 

1908 — Tiffany Bronze Ash Tray bearing the seal of the 
Society. Price ^1.25. 

1909 — Silver Miniature of the Half Moon hung by an 
orange ribbon from a silver crossbar. Price $1.25. 
1910 — A Pewter Britannia Copy of a Spoon of Hudson's 
time, as used on the Half Moon. Price ^i.oo. 
191 1 — Paper Weight — Society Seal and Badge. Price 

1912 — Paper Weight — Peter Stuyvesant Seal and State 
House. Price $1.25. 

191 3 — Paper Weight — Seal of New Amsterdam and 
Water Gate, Wall Street. Price $1.25. 
1914 — Paper Weight — Provincial Seal of New Nether- 
land and fort on Manhattan. Price $1.50. 
191 5 — Paper Weight or Card Tray — Seal of Old 
Amsterdam and Schryer's Toren in Holland. Price 

1916 — Medallion — Obverse — The first New York City 
Seal under the Dutch (1654). 
Reverse — The first New York City 
Seal under the English (1669). 
Price ^5.00 in case. 

These may be obtained from the Recording Secre- 
tary on remitting the price and postage, or will be sent 
by express. 


Born — July 27, 1852. 
Died — February 17, 1915. 

Van Rensselaer Schuyler was the son of Robert 
Van Rensselaer Schuyler and of Kate Manchini. He 
was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., and died suddenly of 
pneumonia at his home, Gramercy Park, New York 
City. The interment took place on February 19, at 
Christ Church, Belleville, N. J., where seven genera- 
tions of ancestors were laid at rest before him. The 
Rector of the Church, the Rev. Charles W. Pophan, 
officiated. He had been educated at Charlier's Institute, 
New York, and after finishing his education began his 
business career by entering the office of J. & H. Van 
Nostrand, merchants at New York. He afterward en- 
gaged in the real estate business. On June 26, 1899, he 
married Ethel, daughter of Cornelius Danforth Paul, 
of Canada, who survives him. He is also survived by 
his only brother, Mr. Sidney Schiefifelin Schuyler, who 
is also a member of this society. 

Mr. Schuyler joined the Society in December, 19 10, 
and though not an active member took a lively interest 
in the Society's welfare. Philip Pietersen Schuyler 
who arrived about 1650 at Rensselaerswyck from Am- 
sterdam, in Holland, was his first American ancestor in 
the male line. Opening his American career as a mer- 

'Unless otherwise specifically 
noted, these memorial notices were 
prepared in accordance with Arti- 

cle V, Section I of the Constitu- 
tion ; collected and edited by the 
Corresponding Secretary. 

In Memoriam 289 

chant and agriculturist he ended it as one of New 
York's distinguished statesmen. Not merely the small 
trader, satisfied with and constantly striving for petty 
gains, but the broadminded educated merchant whose 
mental vision embraced a continent, visualized untrod- 
den wilds, and who felt more elated by the success of 
his daring undertakings than by the profits derived 
from them. This was the cause of the positions of trust 
and honor heaped upon him not only by the Dutch, but 
also by the English authorities. It was this spirit of 
enterprise which prompted his even more famous son 
Captain Arent Schuyler, after a mission to the Minnis- 
sinck Indians in 1694, to settle in Northern New Jersey, 
and there to develop the mineral riches of that prov- 
ince; the copper mine at what is now Belleville and 
Arlington. Captain Schuyler, in 1697, first took up 
his residence at Pompton Plains, becoming the ancestor 
of the Jersey Branch of the family, to which branch 
belonged Mr. Van Rensselaer Schuyler. 

In the female line Mr. Schuyler was a Van Rens- 
selaer. If every pioneer is entitled to the respect of 
posterity, the Van Rensselaer family certainly was, 
not only by boldly investing their capital, and by 
sending here their best men, but also by their able ad- 
ministration and wise guidance of the perilously situ- 
ated colony. Brigadier General Robert Van Renssel- 
aer, of Revolutionary fame, was Mr. Schuyler's great- 

Though not what might be conventionally styled a 
scholar. Van Rensselaer Schuyler was keenly alive to 
the beauty of things, and his artistic sense was highly 
cultivated and developed. In all his dealings he was 
the soul of honor, which with a naturally penetrating 
and alert mind, accounted for his successful career in 
the world of afifairs. His sense of proportion usually 
saved him from erring, his tact never left him in diffi- 
cult situations. Generally he was master of himself. 



Born — About i860. 
Died — March 11, 1915. 

Mr. Van Loan joined the Holland Society of New 
York on December 28, 1893. Mr. Van Loan was a fur- 
niture buyer and salesman for one of New York City's 
largest department stores. He joined the Society 
through descent of Jan Van Loon, the founder of 
Loonenburgh, N. Y., who had arrived in this country 
prior to 1684 when he was a land owner at Coxsackei. 


Born — August 16, 1854. 
Died — March 9, 1915. 

Waldron B. Vanderpoel, was the son of the late 
Jacob Vanderpoel, a member of one of the old Knicker- 
bocker families. On the maternal side Dr. Vanderpoel 
is descended from Caledonian ancestry, his mother's 
father having been a native of Scotland. He was grad- 
uated from Dartmouth College in 1876 and from the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York 
University three years later. He took up the study of 
law later in life and was graduated from the New York 
Law School in 1901, and admitted to the New York 
Bar in the same year, but followed the practice of med- 
icine as a profession. He was a member of many Med- 
ical Societies, and of The Holland Society of New 
York, which he joined on November 17, 1885, being one 
of the society's oldest members. He is survived by a 
widow and daughter. 


Born — August 4, 1859. 
Died — March 12, 1915. 

Dr. Joseph Francis Bloodgood, was born in Flush- 
ing, Long Island, the son of Isaac Bloodgood and Mary 
Cary. His first known American ancestor was Frans 
Jansen Bloetgoed of Gouda, an enterprising builder on 


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Long Island who had arrived here prior to 1660 and in 
1674 was appointed Schout (Chief Officer) of the 
Dutch residents of Flushing, Hempstead, Jamaica and 
Newtown by Gov. Colve. Dr. Bloodgood received his 
medical and surgeon's degrees from the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons of New York City. He has 
been a member of the Medical Board of the Flushing 
Hospital since its organization twenty-five years ago. 
Dr. Bloodgood never married, and is survived only by 
his sister, Miss Jennie Bloodgood, of Flushing. He 
joined The Holland Society of New York on March 
28, 1889. 


Born — April 9, 1854. 

Died — March 17, 1915. 
James Reagles Truax, son of Jacob A. Truax and 
Sarah A. Reagles, was born in Schenectady, New York. 
He was graduated from Union College, and later from 
Drew Theological Seminary. He entered upon his 
career in the ministry with a charge at Fultonville, New 
York, from which he resigned after two years to be- 
come private secretary to a member of Congress. In 
1881 he was offered the professorship in English at 
Union College, which position he held for twenty years. 
He wrote many books on the English language. He 
was one of the organizers of the Schenectady County 
Historical Society. Prof. Truax was a member of The 
Holland Society having joined on October 24, 1889. 
He leaves a widow and daughter. Professor Truax 
was entitled to membership in the Society through de- 
scent from Philip Du Truy, who arrived at New Am- 
sterdam about 1623, and was the earliest recorded Court 
Messenger for the Council of New Netherland. 


Born — February 2, 1872. 

Died — March 24, 1915. 

Clarence Storm was the son of the late Thomas 

Storm and Sarah Matilda Orvis. He was a descendant 



of Dirck Storm who came from Holland in the ship 
"Fox" in September, 1662. His ancestors rendered val- 
uable services to the struggling American Colonies dur- 
ing Colonial and Revolutionary times. Columbia Uni- 
versity was Mr. Storm's Alma Mater, from which he 
was graduated in 1895. He was admitted to the Bar in 
1897, after which he began the practice of law. Mr. 
Storm was a member of and held offices in many patri- 
otic organizations. He served his country as a member 
of Company K of the Seventh Regiment of the New 
York National Guard, and was a member of the veteran 
organization at the time of his death. Mr. Storm joined 
The Holland Society of New York on June 14, 1894. 
Besides his mother, Mrs. Orvis, he is survived by two 
sisters, Mrs. Malcolm Stuart and Mrs. Joseph Ferris 


Born — October 21, 1865. 
Died — April 10, 1915- 

Maurice Augustus Viele was the son of Augustus 
Hamilton Viele and Mary Stuart. He was born in 
West Troy, New York. His education was received 
at Hobart College and the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. In 1898 he volunteered for service in the 
Spanish-American War, in which he attained the rank 
of Captain. Upon his return from the war he entered 
the employ of the General Electric Company of 
Schenectady, from which he later resigned to become 
a member of the engineering firm of Viele, Cooper & 
Blackwell. Mr. Viele was twice married, and had two 
children. Mr. Viele joined The Holland Society of 
New York on October 24, 1889. He traced his descent 
from Cornelius Viele, whose three sons Aernout, Pieter 
and Cornells Viele, were prominent in early Colonial 
aflfairs, especially in connection with the Indians. 





Born — April 3, 1848. 
Died — April 20, 1915. 

Warren Archer Conover was born on King Street, 
Greenwich Village, New York City, the son of John 
T. Conover and Mary DeWitt Archer. He was educa- 
ted at Mount Washington Collegiate Institute, and later 
founded the firm of W. A. & F. E. Conover, which was 
the first to use caisson work in the construction of large 
buildings. He erected the Commercial Cable Building 
at 20 Broad Street, Manhattan, on which caissons were 
first used. Mr. Conover retired from business about 
twelve years ago. He died at his residence in Brooklyn, 
and is survived by his widow and one son, also by a 
brother and sister. Mr. Conover joined The Holland 
Society of New York on March 26, 1891, through de- 
scent from Wolfert Gerritszen Van Couwenhoven, who 
arrived in New Netherland about 1630, and in com- 
pany with Andries Hudde, in 1637, founded Amers- 
foort (Flatlands) on Long Island. 

Born — September 21, 1822. 
Died— May 18, 1915. 

John Davis Vermeule was born in Plainfield, New 
Jersey. Early in life he went to New Brunswick where 
he engaged in the crockery business, and later went to 
New Brighton, Staten Island, to join a shoe concern. 
There he continued his residence until the time of his 
death. In 1870 he accepted the office of vice-president 
of the Goodyear India Rubber Glove Manufacturing 
Company, in which capacity he continued for many 
years, and became president of that concern. He was 
also a director of the United States Rubber Company 
and the Goodyear Metallic Rubber Shoe Company. 
He was a member of The Holland Society of New 
York, having joined on June 25, 1885, during the form- 
ative period of the Society, and was an active member. 
In 1846 he married Mary C. Kelly of Philadelphia, 



who predeceased him by ten years. He joined the 
Society by virtue of his descent from Adriaen Ver- 
meule of Vlissingen, in Zeeland, who served as town 
clerk of New Haerlem from 1699 to 1708, and as 
schoolmaster and voorlezer (precentor) of Bergen in 
New Jersey, from February 8, 1708, till his demise in 


Born — 

Died— July 31, 1915. 

Mr. VanDyke joined The Holland Society of New 
York on December 7, 1888. He was in the investment 
business, and joined the Society by virtue of descent 
from Jan Thomaszen VanDyck, who emigrated to New 
Netherland in 1652, and who was prominently con- 
nected with the settlement of New Utrecht, L. I., in 
1657, serving several times in the capacity of Schepen, 
which office he occupied at the time of his death in the 
fall of 1673. 


Born — July 2, 1870. 
Died — August 21, 1915. 

Earle vanBenschoten was born at Spafiford, On- 
ondaga County, New York. His parents were Richard 
Palmer vanBenschoten and Mercy Fisher vanBen- 
schoten, with whom he located in Seneca Falls in 1872. 
He received his education there, having been gradu- 
ated from Mynderse Academy with honors. Soon after 
he went to New Haven, Connecticut, where for many 
years he was connected with the New York, New 
Haven and Hudson Railroad Company. He became 
a member of The Holland Society on December 10, 
1910. He leaves as his only descendant, one daughter, 
Catrina vanBenschoten, of New Haven. Mr. van 
Benschoten traced his line from Theunis Eliasen van 
Bunschoten, who had settled at Kingston, N. Y., prior 


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to April 3, 1671, at which time he was a witness to a 
legal transaction. 

Born — 
Died — June 2, 19 15. 

Colonel William E. VanWyck, a noted veteran 
of the Civil War, was the son of John Thurman Van 
Wyck. He was connected with the National Guard, 
and in 1871, as Captain of Company F of the Ninth 
Regiment, N. G. N. Y., took an active part in quelling 
the Orange riots. Colonel VanWyck was formerly ac- 
tive in athletics, and was one of the founders of the 
New York Athletic Club, and its first President. His 
widow, Jennie L. VanWyck, survives him. Mr. Van 
Wyck joined the society at the very beginning, on April 
30, 1885. He always was an active and enthusiastic 
member, devoting his best efforts for the society's wel- 
fare. Colonel VanWyck joined the society by virtue 
of descent from Cornells Barendsen VanWyck who, 
in 1660, had settled at Flatbush, L. I., where he became 
an extensive land-holder, and where a few years later 
he married Anna, daughter of the Rev. Johannes Theo- 
dorus Polhemus, the first minister of the Reformed 
Church on Long Island, who settled at Flatbush in 

Born — September 19, 1827. 
Died — July 17, 1915. 

James VanVoast was born in Schenectady, New 
York. He was the son of John G. and Maria Remsen 
Teller, and was of old Hudson and Mohawk Valley 
Colonial stock. He acquired his earlier education in 
the Lyceum at Schenectady, after which he entered 
Union College, but left there before finishing his course 
to enter the United States Military Academy at West 
Point. He was commissioned an ofificer of the United 
States Army, and throughout the Civil War was sta- 


tioned with his regiment in California. He retired 
more than thirty years ago, holding the rank of Brig- 
adier General, and since that time has lived in Cincin- 
nati, Ohio. IVIr. VanVoast was twice married and had 
three children. General VanVoast joined the Society 
on December 7, 1888, through descent from Gerrit 
Janszen VanVorst, an early settler at Hackensack, 
N. J., and who was murdered by Indians in 1642. 

Born — October 7, 1838. 
Died — September 30, 1915. 

Abraham VanWinkle, the son of Abraham Van 
Winkle and Anna Maria McGaughey, is descended 
from the VanWinkles who came from Winkle in 
Northern Holland prior to 1624 and settled on Man- 
hattan and later in Jersey. Mr. VanWinkle spent the 
major part of his life in Newark, where he was inter- 
ested in the drug business. He was president of the 
Hanson & VanWinkle Company of Newark, Chicago 
and Toronto, for over twenty-four years. He was a 
great traveler and bought an island in the Bahamas 
where he spent his winters. He was an associate of 
Edward Weston, the inventor, in the early days of 
electrical science. Mr. VanWinkle leaves him surviv- 
ing his widow, who was Wilhelmina C. Ginger, and 
one daughter. He became a member of The Holland 
Society of New York on October 9, 1902. 


Born — March 18, 1867. 
Died^October i, 191 5. 

Harry Martin Conover, son of William Stephen 
Conover and Nancy P. Martin, was born and spent 
his boyhood days on a farm in Monmouth County, 
New Jersey. At the age of sixteen he took a position 
with the New York Life Insurance Company. He 
continued in the employ of this company until the time 
of his death, a period of time covering thirty-two years. 


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His death occurred suddenly while in Burlington, Ver- 
mont, on a business trip. His home was in Montclair, 
New Jersey. Mr. Conover is survived by his widow 
and two sons. He became a member of The Holland 
Society on June 10, 191 5, through descent from Wolfert 
Gerritszen VanCouwenhoven, an early settler at Rens- 
selaerswyck and one of the founders of Flatlands, L. I. 

Died — October 3, 1915. 

Benjamin Myer Brink was born in the Town of 
Saugerties. After many years he removed to Kings- 
ton in 1896, where he became editor of the Kingston 
Daily Leader and later editor in chief of the Kingston 
Argus. In 1905 he began the publication of an his- 
torical and biographical magazine which he entitled 
"Olde Ulster," but his principal historic work was his 
history of Saugerties. Mr. Brink was a lineal descend- 
ant of Huybert Lambertsen, who came to America 
from Holland in i6i;8, and whose son Cornelius 
adopted the name of Brink and became the progenitor 
of the Brink family in America. Mr. Brink was twice 
married, and is survived by his wife and four children. 
He became a member of The Holland Society of New 
York on March 8, 1906. 


Born — 

Died — October 20, 191 5. 

Robert Livingston Fryer was born in Albany of a 
Revolutionary War family more than sixty years ago. 
He began his business career there as a member of a 
lumber firm. Later he went to Buffalo, where for vears 
he has been prominently identified with the business, 
banking and social interests of that city. He was an 
active worker in the American Scenic and Preserva- 
tion Society of New York. For twenty years he served 
as a member of the Local Board of Managers of the 



Buflfalo State Normal School. He was president of 
the H-O Company which was organized in Buffalo. 
Mr. Fryer leaves a widow and three children. He be- 
came a member of The Holland Society on December 
20, 1886, through descent from Hugo Freer, one of the 
founders of New Paltz, N. Y., in 1676. 


Born — April 24, 1854. 
Died — October 30, 191 5. 

William Stark Elmendorf was born in Brooklyn, 
New York, the son of William F. Elmendorf and 
Sarah M. Fickett. His maternal great grandfather, 
Francis Fickett, built the "Savannah," the first steamer 
to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Mr. Elmendorf studied 
law and was admitted to the Bar in New York City in 
1875. The next year he went to Albany and began the 
practice of his profession, in which he continued stead- 
fastly until the time of his death. He was a member 
of The Holland Society of New York, joining on June 
13, 1907. Mr. Elmendorf is survived by his widow, 
who was Alice A. Groesbeck, of Delmar, New York. 
Mr. Elmendorf traced his descent from Jacobus El- 
mendorp, who had arrived at Kingston, N. Y., from 
Rynsburgh, near Leyden, Holland, prior to 1667, when 
he married Grietie Aertsen, of Utrecht. 


Born — November 9, 1841. 
Died — November 16, 191 5. 

John Richard VanWagenen's parents were Will- 
iam and Ursula Glover VanWagenen. His grand- 
father, Gerrit H. VanWagenen, brought his household 
goods on sloops up the North River, carted them across 
the Catskills and settled in Oxford. There Mr. John 
Richard VanWagenen was born, received his education 
and made his home. He took an active interest in all 
civic and religious movements of the village, and held 


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many public offices. He early became identified with 
Oxford's First National Bank, and in 1879 he was made 
its president, which position he held at the time of 
his death. Mr. VanWagenen is survived by his wife 
and six children. He joined The Holland Society of 
New York on December 20, 1886, through descent from 
Aert Jacobsen VanWageningen, who was at Rensse- 
laerswyck in May, 1653, afterward becoming a promi- 
nent settler of Wildwyck (Kingston, N. Y.), where 
he bought land on September 17, 1660, and where he 
died in 1666, after having held several minor offices. 


Born — September 19, 1836. 
Died — December 20, 191 5. 

Theodore Vosburgh was born at Black Rock, now 
a portion of Buffalo, New York, and during the whole 
of his life was a resident of Buffalo. For about forty 
years he was connected with the Western Transit Com- 
pany in the lake transportation business. He retired 
from active business about the year 1900, and since 
that time until his death was engaged in real estate in- 
terests in Buffalo. He married Maria Smith Pooley, 
also of Buffalo, who survives him, with two children. 
He became a member of The Holland Society on De- 
cember 14, 1899, by virtue of descent from Abraham 
Pietersen Vosburgh, who was settled at Rensselaers- 
wyck in 1649, an extensive builder and contractor; and 
in 1659 was murdered by the Indians at Wildwyck 
while temporarily residing there, engaged in building 
the guardhouse. 


Born — 

Died — January 18, 1916. 

Lambert Suydam was the son of Lambert and Eliza 
Lawrence Suydam. He was a descendant of the oldest 



Knickerbocker families, and was born in the family 
homestead on Broome Street, then part of the fashion- 
able residence section of old New York. Mr. Suydam 
joined the gold rush to California in 1849, and was in 
business for three years in Sacramento. On his return 
to New York City, he engaged in the real estate busi- 
ness. Mr. Suydam never married. He became a mem- 
ber of The Holland Society of New York on November 
17, 1885, by virtue of descent from Hendrick Rycken, 
the ancestor of the Suydam and Riker families, who 
had settled in New Netherland before 1663. 


Born — 1861;. 

Died — January 27, 1916. 

Eugene Van Schaick was a direct descendant of a 
distinguished old family, members of which played a 
prominent part in the early Colonial history of the 
country. He was educated at Columbia, Heidelberg 
and Oxford Universities. He later became a prom- 
inent insurance lawyer, and officer in several large cor- 
porations. He became depressed, experienced a nerv- 
ous breakdown and when his physician ordered him to 
stop work immediately because of ill health and fail- 
ing eyesight he went to his office and ended his life by 
shooting. His widow survives him. He became a 
member of The Holland Society of New York on De- 
cember 7, 1888. He came from the Albany branch of 
the Van Schaick family, whose first American ancestor 
Captain Goosen Gerritsen Van Schaick resided at 
Beverwyck in 1649, and was one of New Netherland's 
most enterprising business men and agriculturists, being 
prominently connected with the founding of Niew 
Dorp, (Hurley, N. Y.) and Halve Maan, in the present 
Saratoga Co. 


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Born — October 3, 1854. 
Died — January 29, 191 6. 

Abraham Bevier Du Bois died at his home in New 
Paltz, New York, on January 29, 1916. He was a de- 
scendant of Louis Du Bois, a settler at Wildwyck, in 
1661 and the leader of the Huguenot band which found- 
ed New Paltz in 1676. After being graduated from the 
New Paltz Academy he entered Union College in 1873. 
Mr. Du Bois conducted a mercantile business at Rosen- 
dale, New York, until 1905. He then became connected 
with the New Paltz Savings Bank of which institution 
he was secretary and treasurer at his death. Mr. Du 
Bois joined The Holland Society on March 11, 1909. 
He is survived by a wife and two daughters.