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Guide to the Teunis G. Bergen and Bergen family collection ARC.006

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Bergen, Teunis G., 1806-1881
Creator: Conover family
Creator: Cortelyou family
Creator: Cortelyou, Peter, 1796-1879
Creator: Cowenhoven family
Creator: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Creator: Wyckoff family
Title: Teunis G. Bergen and Bergen family collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1639-1893
Abstract: The Teunis G. Bergen and Bergen family collection comprises the papers of Teunis G. Bergen (1806-1881), as well as the papers of other Bergen family and extended family members. Materials in the collection span the years 1639 to 1893, and primarily document Bergen's role as a major civic and community figure in Brooklyn, as well as his family's history. In addition to his work as a farmer and surveyor, Teunis G. Bergen served on the Kings County Board of Supervisors as Supervisor of New Utrecht, NY, and in 1864, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth Congress. He was also known for his expertise in genealogy and local history, and published several articles and books on these topics. Highlights of the collection include maps, surveys, and map tracings of various Brooklyn locales drafted by Bergen; extensive materials pertaining to Bergen's research and publishing on local history and genealogy; and research materials on Bergen family genealogy.
Quantity: 14.0 Linear feet in 34 manuscript boxes.
Language of Materials: Materials written primarily in English, with a small number written in Dutch with English translations.
Call Phrase: ARC.006