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Collection processed by Matthew Gorham

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 13, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by John Zarrillo Updated by Mary Mann to reflect incorporation of additional materials  , March 2017 , April 5, 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bergen, Teunis G.
Creator: Bergen family
Creator: Conover family
Creator: Cortelyou family
Creator: Cortelyou, Peter
Creator: Cowenhoven family
Creator: Whitman, Walt
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: 14.2 Linear Feet in 34 manuscript boxes and two oversize folders (OS-9 & OS-38)
Language: Materials written primarily in English, with a small number written in Dutch with English translations.
Call Phrase: ARC.006

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Biographical note on Teunis G. Bergen

Teunis G. Bergen was born in the town of New Utrecht, New York on October 6, 1806, the eldest child of Garret Bergen and his wife Jane (nee Wyckoff). While growing up, he worked on his father's farm in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn and was educated at both the common school of the district and at Erasmus Hall Academy in Flatbush. As a young man, he was trained as a surveyor and subsequently pursued a successful career in this field.

Bergen was also a farmer and an active civic leader. As a member of the 241st regiment of the New York State Militia, he held the ranks of Ensign, Captain, Adjutant, Lieutenant-Colonel, and finally, Colonel. He served on the Kings County Board of Supervisors as the Supervisor of the town of New Utrecht for twenty-three years, 1836-1859, and was Chairman of the Board from 1842 to 1846. Bergen served as a member of the New York State Constitutional Conventions of 1846, 1867, and 1868, and was a delegate to the National Democratic Convention of 1860. In 1864, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth Congress, an office which he held until 1867.

In addition to his professional and civic activities, Teunis G. Bergen was a self-trained historical researcher and genealogist, as well as a published author. His genealogical interests included not only his own family, but also many other prominent Brooklyn families. His published works include The Register of the Early Settlers and Freeholders of Kings County, NY, from its First Settlement by Europeans, to 1700, with Biographical Notices and Family Genealogies;  Genealogy of the Van Brunt Family, 1653-1867;  The Bergen Family; or, the Descendents of Hans Hansen Bergen, One of the Early Settlers of New York and Brooklyn, L.I., with Notes on the Genealogy of Some of the Branches of the Cowenhoven, Voorhees, Eldert, Stoothoof, Cortelyou, Stryker, Suydam, Lott, Wyckoff, Barkeloo, Lefferts, Martense, Hubbard, Van Brunt, Vanderbilt, Vanderveer, Van Nuyse, and Other Long Island Families;  Genealogy of the Lefferts Family, 1650-1878; and his seven volume  A History of New Utrecht, Long Island. Additionally, he contributed frequently to the  New York Genealogical and Biographical Record.

Teunis G. Bergen died of pneumonia at his residence in New Utrecht, Long Island at the age of 74, and was interred at Green-Wood Cemetery.

Biographical note on the Bergen family

The Bergen family that settled and proliferated throughout New York and New Jersey beginning in the 17th century is descended from the common ancestor, Hans Hansen Bergen, a native of Bergen, Norway. A ship's carpenter by trade, Bergen moved to Holland as a young man, and subsequently emigrated to the colony of New Amsterdam in 1633. His name appeared in land and church records in different forms, including Hans de Boer, Hans Noorman, Hans Hanszen Van Bergen, Hans Hansen, and Hans Hansen Bergen. It was not until the late 17th or early 18th century that his descendents formally adopted the surname, Bergen.

In 1639, Hans Hansen Bergen married Sara Rapalje, who was mistakenly rumored to have been the first European child born in the colony of New Netherland. They had eight children, among them Michael Hansen Bergen (baptized November 4, 1646), who held civil office for several years and was one of the patentees named in Governor Thomas Dongan's patent of May 13, 1686, which provided the land grant that established the village of Breuklen in the colony of New York. He and his wife, Femmetje Bergen (nee Theunis) had five children.

Michael Hansen Bergen's son, Hans Michielzse Bergen (baptized March 11, 1689) was a baker who resided near Brooklyn Ferry with his wife, Rachel (nee Bensing or Benson). They had seven children, among them Tunis Bergen (baptized October 15, 1730), who held civil and military office in Brooklyn. Tunis and his wife, Johanna (nee Stoothoff) had nine children, including their son, Garret Bergen.

Garret Bergen (born January 11, 1772) held civil and church office in Brooklyn, and was married to Jane Wyckoff on January 6, 1806. Together they had eleven children, including their first born, Teunis G. Bergen, who was born on October 6, 1806.

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Scope and Contents note

The Teunis G. Bergen and Bergen family collection spans the period 1639 to 1893 and measures 14 linear feet. The bulk of the collection comprises papers created or compiled by Teunis G. Bergen that document many facets of his professional and personal lives. It includes extensive correspondence written to Bergen, primarily concerning his duties as Supervisor of New Utrecht, as well as letters requesting his expertise in matters of surveying, genealogy, and the history of New Utrecht. A significant portion of the collection documents Bergen's career as a surveyor. These materials include maps, map tracings and surveys drafted by Bergen; drafts of legal documents, including deeds and legal land descriptions; specifications of houses built in Brooklyn and surrounding towns; field notes and calculations; and title searches.

Bergen's activities as a self-trained genealogist and historian are also well-documented. The collection contains a bound, handwritten copy of Bergen's seven-volume A History of New Utrecht, Long Island, as well as research notes and correspondence pertaining to genealogical and local history research conducted by Bergen. Also included in the collection are a variety of Bergen's personal papers, including his childhood schoolbooks, travel logs, financial records, and other ephemera.

The collection also includes papers concerning Teunis G. Bergen's immediate and extended family members, as well as items that document Bergen family history. Materials in the collection document Bergen's father, Garret Bergen; his first cousin once removed, Cornelius Bergen; his wife, Jane C. Bergen; his younger cousin, John C. Bergen; his brother, Peter G. Bergen; and his son, Garret T. Bergen. Of particular interest are a small set of Bergen family land records dated 1696-1700, including maps of Hans Hansen Bergen's land. Also included are correspondence and legal documents between Teunis G. Bergen and members of the Cortelyou, Conover, Cowenhoven, and Wyckoff families, all of whom were related to the Bergens by marriage.

Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in two manuscript groups. Group 1 is organized into six series:

Missing Title

  1. Correspondence (alphabetical)
  2. Financial Records
  3. Genealogical Research
  4. History of New Utrecht
  5. Personal Papers
  6. Surveying Records

Group 2 is organized into two series:

Missing Title

  1. Bergen Family Papers
  2. Bergen Extended Family Papers

Within each group, series and folders are arranged alphabetically.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Bergen, Teunis G.

Document Type

  • Correspondence
  • Maps
  • Photographs

Subject Organizations

  • Democratic Party (New York, N.Y.)
  • Democratic Party (N.Y.). State Convention
  • Kings County (N.Y.). Board of Supervisors
  • New Utrecht Reformed Church (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (State). Legislature
  • United States. Congress. House

Subject Topics

  • Conveyancing -- New York (State)
  • Deeds -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Genealogy -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Land titles
  • Legislators -- United States
  • Surveying

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |v Maps
  • Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)
  • New Utrecht (New York, N.Y.)
  • New Utrecht (New York, N.Y.) |x History

Family Name(s)

  • Bergen family

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Teunis G. Bergen and Bergen family papers, ARC.006, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Processing Information

This collection brings together the following accessions into a single collection: 1974.147, 1974.148, 1974.159, 1974.174, 1977.056, 1977.057, 1977.058, 1977.069, 1977.070, 1977.108, 1977.147, 1977.159, 1977.264, 1977.239, 1977.260, 1977.262, 1977.261, 1977.263, 1977.306, and 1977.376.

The collection in its current form was arranged and described by Matthew Gorham in 2009 and 2010.

Plans for the enlargement of Teunis G. Bergen's home were accidentally separated from the collection and placed with the BHS library's collection of Bergen's maps at some point in the past. The plans were reintegrated into this collection by John Zarrillo in October 2016. A folder of correspondence and receipts relating to the family was added to the collection by John Zarrillo in March 2017.

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Container List

Group 1: Teunis G. Bergen papers

Series 1: Correspondence (alphabetical), 1828-1888. 2 Linear Feet in 5 boxes

Scope and Contents

Correspondence (alphabetical) consists of correspondence written to Teunis G. Bergen that was culled from his office records. Documents in this series are arranged alphabetically according to the name of the correspondent. The bulk of the correspondence concerns Bergen's duties as Supervisor of New Utrecht. In addition, there are letters requesting his expertise in matters of genealogy, history, and surveying, as well as invitations to civic, social, and political events.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence - A
1845-1881
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence - A
1848-1882
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence - B
1830-1888
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence - B
1835-1866
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence - B
1863-1881
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence - C
1835-1866
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence - C
1841-1879
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence - C
1867-1881
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence - D
1834-1866
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence - D
1824-1866
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Correspondence - D
1867-1881
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Correspondence - E
1842-1881
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Correspondence - E
1846-1875
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Correspondence - F
1851-1881
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Correspondence - F
1864-1881
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Correspondence - G
1832-1881
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Correspondence - G
1837-1881
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Correspondence - H
1843-1866
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Correspondence - H
1858-1881
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Correspondence - H
1867-1881
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Correspondence - I
1852-1881
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Correspondence - I
1857-1880
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Correspondence - J
1832-1878
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Correspondence - J
1851-1881
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Correspondence - K
1842-1882
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Correspondence - K
1842-1882
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Correspondence - L
1836-1881
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Correspondence - L
1836-1881
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Correspondence - L
1837-1865
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Correspondence - L
1866-1880
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Correspondence - M
1828-1887
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Correspondence - M
1836-1865
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Correspondence - M
1866-1870, 1876
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Correspondence - M
1871-1881
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Correspondence - N
1849-1881
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Correspondence - N
1852-1882
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Correspondence - O
1802-1883
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Correspondence - P
1839-1886
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Correspondence - Q
1864-1878
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Correspondence - R
1848-1882
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Correspondence - S
1830-1888
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Correspondence - S
1832-1867
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Correspondence - S
1868-1882
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Correspondence - T
1841-1879
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Correspondence - U
1837-1882
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Correspondence - V
1831-1887
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Correspondence - W
1852-1883
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Correspondence - Y
1865-1884
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Correspondence - Z
1843-1876

Series 2: Financial records, 1820-1880. 3 Linear Feet in 7 boxes.

Scope and Contents

Financial records comprises documents pertaining to Bergen's personal finances, including account ledgers; bank books; bank, tax and business receipts; property deeds; expenditure books; bank checks; etc.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Account as Commissioner on Aqueduct lands
1856
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Account books
ca. 1856-1880
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Account ledger & journal
1820
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Account ledger
1827-1874
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Account ledger
1827-1874
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Account with hired hands
1829-1874
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Accounts with Baldwin
circa 1830-1881
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Accounts with Chauncey, D&M
circa 1840-1880
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Accounts with Folk, J.M.
circa 1840-1880
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Accounts with McDougal, Isaac
circa 1840-1880
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Accounts - Miscellaneous
circa 1840-1880
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Bank books
1833-1874
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Bank checks
circa 1840-1880
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Bank checks
circa 1840-1880
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Bay Ridge Fire Department - Ledger of Dues
1861-1893
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Blotters No. II & III
circa 1840-1880
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Board of Supervisors
1846-1858
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Cash Books (A-D)
1827-1853
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Cash books (E)
1853-1880
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Day books (A-C)
1827-1880
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Deed - Gravesend
1710
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Deeds & Agreements - New Utrecht
1815-1827
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Expenditures (A-B)
1827
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Expenditures (C-D)
1843-1856
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Expenditures (E-F)
1856-1880
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Expense books
1824-1837; 1850-1862
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Journal on horticulture
1823-1828
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Journals
1867-1873
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Market Produce books
circa 1850's
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Memorandum books
1856-1858
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Miscellaneous
circa 1830-1881
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Miscellaneous/receipts
1860-1881
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Receipts
1827-1838
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Receipts
1838-1846
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Receipts
1847-1853
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Receipts
1853-1855
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Receipts
1860-1863
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Receipts
1863-1868
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Receipts
1865-1871
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Receipts
1872-1873
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Receipts
1874-1875
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Receipts
1873-1880
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Surveys
1846-1857

Series 3: Genealogical research, 1858-1880. 1 Linear Feet in 2 boxes.

Scope and Contents

Genealogical research primarily consists of the research materials compiled by Bergen to write his book,  The Bergen Family: Or the Descendents of Hans Hansen Bergen, One of the Early Settlers of New York and Brooklyn, L.I. Correspondence in this collection consists of responses of Bergen extended family members concerning birth, marriage, and death dates. The miscellaneous folders contain research materials from a variety of sources and includes what appear to be drafts of his book. The folders titled with geographic place names consist of research materials pertaining to branches of the Bergen family in relation to the areas in which they settled. Also included are items related to the genealogy of other prominent Brooklyn families. The Coats of Arms folder contains coats of arms of the Schenck, Van der Veer, Lott, Cowenhoven, Voorhies, and Van Duyn families. The Schenck family correspondence consists of letters to Bergen from members of the Schenck family of Brooklyn requesting information on their family's genealogy. These letters highlight Bergen's role in his community as an expert on local history and genealogy.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Coat of Arms
Date unknown
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Colonial manuscripts (handwritten copies)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1858-1869
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1870-1880
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Miscellaneous research
circa 1830-1881
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Miscellaneous research
circa 1830-1881
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Miscellaneous research
circa 1830-1881
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Regional - Brooklyn
1860-1881
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Regional - Midwestern United States
1871-1873
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Regional - New Jersey
circa 1830-1881
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Regional - New Jersey
circa 1830-1881
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Regional - New York City
1859, 1862, 1872
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Regional - Nova Scotia, Canada
1873
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Regional - Queens and Long Island
nd
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Regional - Staten Island
nd
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Regional - Upstate New York
nd
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Signatures of Bergen ancestors and family members
1639-1820

Series 4: History of New Utrecht, 1650-1881. 1.6 Linear Feet in 4 boxes.

Scope and Contents

History of New Utrecht is organized into three subseries.  Bound volumes consists of bound copies of Teunis G. Bergen's seven-volume work,  A History of New Utrecht, Long Island,  Chapter drafts consists of handwritten drafts of the book's chapters, and  New Utrecht records comprises records concerning the history of New Utrecht. Included in the records are the abstracts of land deeds of New Utrecht residents dating back to the 17th century; brief narrative histories of the Methodist, Episcopal, and Dutch Reformed churches of New Utrecht; a list of constables of New Utrecht dating back to the 17th century; local election records from 1849 to 1858; translations of Dutch records from the town of New Utrecht by Bergen, including issues of the Brooklyn Eagle in which some translations were published; records of various New Utrecht civic offices; etc.

Subseries 1: Bound volumes, circa 19th century

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Volume 1: Chapters 1-4
circa 1830-1881
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Volume 2: Chapters 5-8
1673-1783
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Volume 3: Chapters 9-13
1783-1857
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Volume 4: Chapters 14-18
circa 1830-1881
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Volume 5: Chapters 19-20; appendices 1 & 2
circa 1830-1881
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Volume 6: Appendices 3-7
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Volume 7: Index
circa 1830-1881

Subseries 2: Chapter drafts, circa 1830-1881

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Chapter 1
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Chapter 2
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Chapter 3
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Chapter 4
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Chapter 5
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Chapter 6
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Chapter 7
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Chapter 8
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Chapter 9
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 11 Chapter 10
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 12 Chapter 11
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 13 Chapter 12
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 14 Chapter 13
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 15 Chapter 14
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 16 Chapter 15
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 17 Chapter 16
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 18 Appendix 2
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 19 Appendix 3
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 19 Appendix 4
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 20 Appendix 5
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 21 Appendix 7
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 22 Appendix 8
circa 1830-1881

Subseries 3: New Utrecht records, 1650-1865

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 23 Board of Health
1856
Box: 16 Folder : 24 Boundary dispute with Gravesend
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 25 Churches: Episcopal
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 26 Churches: Methodist
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 27 Churches: Reformed Dutch Church
circa 1830-1881
Box: 16 Folder : 28 Commissioner of Excise
1852-1854
Box: 16 Folder : 29 Commissioner of Highways
1843
Box: 16 Folder : 30 Common Council meetings
1838, 1843
Box: 16 Folder : 31 Constables
1684-1719
Box: 16 Folder : 32 Copy of report on New Utrecht drainage
1862
Box: 16 Folder : 33 Deeds
1824-1858
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Deeds, abstracts
circa 19th century
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Elections
1852-1858
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Fence Viewers
circa 19th century
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Elections, polling lists
1849-1858
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Fishing rights
1841
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Genealogies
circa 19th century
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Justice of the Peace
circa 19th century
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Military affairs - Lists of officers
1664-1821
Box: 17 Folder : 9 School District #2 - Annual Meeting minutes
1822-1850
Box: 17 Folder : 10 School District #2 - Division of
1849-1850

Series 5: Kings County Board of Supervisors, 1836-1863. 1 Linear Feet in 2 boxes.

Scope and Contents

Kings County Board of Supervisors comprises documents produced by Bergen during his tenure representing the town of New Utrecht on the Kings County Board of Supervisors. The papers in this series consist of handwritten drafts of laws and ordinances, petitions, requests to the New York State Legislature, and meeting minutes. These documents provide a glimpse into Bergen's role as Supervisor of New Utrecht, as well as some of the political, social, and legal issues of concern during his tenure on the Board.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Board of Supervisors
1837, 1845, 1851, 1857
Box: 17 Folder : 12 Board of Supervisors
1837, 1845, 1851, 1857
Box: 17 Folder : 13 Board of Supervisors
1847-1857
Box: 17 Folder : 14 Board of Supervisors
1850
Box: 17 Folder : 15 Board of Supervisors
circa 1851
Box: 17 Folder : 16 Board of Supervisors
1852
Box: 17 Folder : 17 Board of Supervisors
1853
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Board of Supervisors
1854
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Board of Supervisors
1855
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Board of Supervisors
1856
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Board of Supervisors
1857
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Board of Supervisors
1858
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Board of Supervisors
1859
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Board of Supervisors
1860
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Board of Supervisors
1862
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Board of Supervisors
1863
Box: 18 Folder : 10 Board of Supervisors
circa 1836-1859

Series 6: Personal papers, 1747-1881. 0.2 Linear Feet in one manuscript box

Scope and Contents

Personal Papers includes Bergen's childhood school books, legal documents, travel logs, and other ephemera. The correspondence files in this series document many aspects of Bergen's life, including his appointments to the New Utrecht Board of Supervisors, as Commissioner of Records, and to the United States Congress; invitations to various civic functions; requests for land surveying; and correspondence with local residents about farming. The deeds, leases, and mortgages in this series document Bergen's land transactions in New Utrecht. Additionally, the series contains papers pertaining to Bergen's military service, as well as documents concerning the New York State Constitutional Conventions of 1846, 1854, and 1860.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 11 Account books, 1864-1865; 1870-1871
1864-1865; 1870-1871
Box: 18 Folder : 12 American Institute
1837, 1840-1843
Box: 18 Folder : 13 Appointments
1834-1880
Box: 18 Folder : 14 Bay Ridge property - Abstract of title,
nd
Box: 18 Folder : 15 Belson, Frederick
1872
Box: 18 Folder : 16 Bergen, Teunis G. - Map of land owned in Monmouth County, New jersey
circa 1850-1881
Box: 18 Folder : 17 Bergen, Teunis G. - Photographic portrait
circa 1860-1880
Box: 18 Folder : 18 Bergen vs. Gulner
circa 1876
Box: 18 Folder : 19 Bogart, Peter - Estate papers
1871, 1877-1878
Box: 18 Folder : 20 Bonds
1836-1876
Box: 18 Folder : 21 Elizabeth Brainerd and Catherine Barr - Last Wills and Testaments
circa 19th century
Box: 18 Folder : 22 Brooklyn Bureau of Charities: Annual report
circa 19th century
Box: 18 Folder : 23 Brooklyn & Flatbush Turnpike: Court decision on ownership
1867
Box: 18 Folder : 24 Carriage house plans
circa 19th century
Box: 18 Folder : 25 Catalog of books in Teunis Bergen's library
circa 1850-1881
Box: 18 Folder : 26 Catherine and Main Street Ferry - Broadside
1884
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Cholera Epidemic - Article from the Board of Health
1832
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Commissioner of Records
1856-1875
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Common Council: Street Committee report
1848
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Congressional Representative: Certificates
1864, 1867
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Correspondence
1826-1859
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Correspondence (official)
1828-1859
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1832-1880
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Correspondence (incoming)
1845-1877
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Correspondence
1860-1881
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Correspondence (outgoing)
1861-1868
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Court papers
1839, 1849
Box: 19 Folder : 12 Cultivator subscription list
1839-1861
Box: 19 Folder : 13 Deeds
nd
Box: 19 Folder : 14 Deeds and conveyances
1747-1879
Box: 19 Folder : 15 Drafts of legal agreements
1841-1865
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Dutch records translation (misc.)
circa 19th century
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Dutch records translation (New Utrecht)
circa 19th century
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Dutch translations published in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1874
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Early Settlers of King's County: Subscription list
ca. 1880
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Garretson, G.R.: Price List for Seeds
1863-1865
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Gashire, Judith: Narrative (translation from Dutch, 1766)
circa 19th century
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Historical narrative - Brooklyn tide mills
circa 1830-1881
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Historical narrative - The Old De Hart or Bergen house
circa 1830-1881
Box: 20 Folder : 9 Leases
1832-1869
Box: 20 Folder : 9 List of persons to whom lots assessed
1849
Box: 20 Folder : 10 Memorial for Teunis Bergen by Henry C. Murphy
1881
Box: 20 Folder : 11 Military papers
1829, 1836-1837
Box: 20 Folder : 12 Miscellaneous
1834-1880
Box: 20 Folder : 13 Miscellaneous
1835, 1837-1838
Box: 20 Folder : 14 Mortgages
1835, 1837-1838
Box: 20 Folder : 15 Newspapers
1856-1879
Box: 21 Folder : 1 New Jersey Farm (Keyport)
1857-1860
Box: 21 Folder : 2 New York State Convention
1846, 1854, 1860
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Obituary (from Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
April 25, 1881
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Plans for the building of a sailboat
1845
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Provincial Convention - Elected delegates from Kings County
1775
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Receipts
1843-1858
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Report of the Committee Concerning the grading of 3rd Avenue between Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton
1861
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Road List, District No. 4
1855
Box: 21 Folder : 9 St. Nicholas Society
1862, 1878
Box: 21 Folder : 10 School books
1815-1816
Box: 21 Folder : 11 School books
1818
Box: 21 Folder : 12 School books
1819
Box: 22 Folder : 1 School books
1820-1823
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Seating plan of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate
circa 1860s
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Stocks
1869, 1872
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Survey book
1869
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Surveys
1850-1870 ca.
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Table of distances from Brooklyn City Hall
circa 1830-1881
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Table of feet and inches in chains and links
circa 1830-1881
Box: 22 Folder : 8 Travel journals
1856-1857; 1862
Box: 22 Folder : 9 Van Pelt family - Estate papers
1856-1861; 1876
Box: 22 Folder : 10 Whitman, Walt - Correspondence to Teunis G. Bergen
1849, 1851

Series 7: Surveying records, 1704-1877. 4.6 Linear Feet in 11 boxes.

Scope and Contents

Surveying records is organized into seven subseries and documents the various duties carried out by Teunis G. Bergen as a surveyor. The series is comprised primarily of maps and surveys of land owned by residents of Brooklyn and its environs, as well as roads and streets in the area, providing a glimpse into the evolution of Brooklyn's geography and physical infrastructure in the mid-to-late 19th century. Also included are drafts of legal documents, including deeds and legal land descriptions; building specifications of houses in Brooklyn; notes and calculations recorded by Bergen in the course of his surveying work; and title searches undertaken by Bergen to support his surveying work. The series is organized into seven subseries:  Bound surveys;  Drafts of legal documents;  Field notes and calculations;  Maps and surveys;  Map tracings and land descriptions;  Specifications of houses; and  Title searches. Subseries 1 is comprised of five bound and numbered volumes, arranged in numerical order. Subseries 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 are arranged alphabetically according to the personal name of a propert owner or the property's name. Subseries 4 is organized alphabetically by neighborhood name, and thereafter by the property owner's name.

Subseries 1: Bound surveys, circa 1850s

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Books 1-3
circa 1850s
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Books 4 & 5
circa 1850s

Subseries 2: Drafts of legal documents, 1845-1881

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Barre, Ann
circa 19th century
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Belson
1872
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Bennet, Charles C.
1878-1880
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Bennet, Clarence E.
1878
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Bennet, Cornelius
1853
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Bennet, Gertrude
1834, 1841
Box: 23 Folder : 9 Bennet, J.R.
1868
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Bennet, John C.
1856
Box: 23 Folder : 11 Bennet, John J.
circa 1840-1880
Box: 23 Folder : 12 Bennet, R.R.
1853-1865
Box: 23 Folder : 13 Bennet, W.E.
1872
Box: 23 Folder : 14 Bennet, W.W.
1864, 1881
Box: 23 Folder : 15 Bennet, William
1860, 1868, 1881
Box: 23 Folder : 16 Bennet, Winant
1853-1854, 1857
Box: 23 Folder : 17 Bergen, Cornelius
circa 19th century
Box: 23 Folder : 18 Bergen, Elizabeth
1857
Box: 23 Folder : 19 Bergen, Garret
1859
Box: 23 Folder : 20 Bergen, Joanna
1853
Box: 23 Folder : 21 Bergen, John
1853-1854
Box: 23 Folder : 22 Bergen, Lefferts
1853
Box: 23 Folder : 23 Bergen, Teunis
1856, 1859
Box: 23 Folder : 24 Board of Supervisors
1859
Box: 23 Folder : 25 Bogert, Peter
1856, 1877, 1880
Box: 23 Folder : 26 Boyle, W.H.
1858
Box: 23 Folder : 27 Carson, Deorah
1854, 1858-1859, 1863
Box: 23 Folder : 28 Cowenhoven, Annette
1855-1856
Box: 23 Folder : 29 Cowenhoven, Cornelius
1881
Box: 23 Folder : 30 Cowenhoven, Garret
1856
Box: 23 Folder : 31 Cowenhoven, Nicholas
1866, 1873
Box: 23 Folder : 32 Cowenhoven, Peter
1854
Box: 23 Folder : 33 Cowenhoven, Phebe
nd, 1859
Box: 23 Folder : 34 Cropsey, Andrew
1873
Box: 23 Folder : 35 Delaplaine, John
1840
Box: 23 Folder : 36 Denyse, Tunis
1853
Box: 23 Folder : 37 Duryea, Abraham & Maria
1855
Box: 23 Folder : 38 Emmans, J.A.
1853, 1870, 1873, 1877
Box: 23 Folder : 39 Furman, Z.
1853
Box: 23 Folder : 40 Gelston, G.S.
1853
Box: 23 Folder : 41 Gravesend & Flatbush (Boundary Line)
circa 19th century
Box: 23 Folder : 42 Hart, John
circa 19th century
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Hayman, John
1858
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Hendrickson, J.B.
1856
Box: 24 Folder : 3 Hubbard, Samuel
1853
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Hunt, Thomas
1855
Box: 24 Folder : 5 Johnson, Jerome
1856
Box: 24 Folder : 6 Kent, H.A.
1864, 1873
Box: 24 Folder : 7 Kouwenhoven, George
1878
Box: 24 Folder : 8 Kouwenhoven, William J.
1856
Box: 24 Folder : 9 Langley, William
1879
Box: 24 Folder : 10 Lefferts, John
1856
Box: 24 Folder : 11 Lefferts, Robert B.
1855
Box: 24 Folder : 12 Lott, Charles
1856, 1875
Box: 24 Folder : 13 Lott, Englebert & Jeremiah
1863
Box: 24 Folder : 14 Lott, Jeremiah
circa 19th century
Box: 24 Folder : 15 Magaw, Lawrence
1879
Box: 24 Folder : 16 Monfort, Andrew
1879
Box: 24 Folder : 17 Pope, P. Bennet
1863-1864
Box: 24 Folder : 18 Prince, Charles
1853, 1856
Box: 24 Folder : 18 Rea, W.F.
1853, 1863
Box: 24 Folder : 19 Reformed Protestant Dutch Church (New Utrecht)
1872
Box: 24 Folder : 20 Schenck, Jeremiah
1857
Box: 24 Folder : 21 Sedgwick, Theodore
1880
Box: 24 Folder : 22 Stanton, Alexander
1858
Box: 24 Folder : 23 Stanton, Henry
1853, 1858
Box: 24 Folder : 24 Stillwell, Coert
1868
Box: 24 Folder : 25 Stillwell, George
1864, 1877
Box: 24 Folder : 26 Stillwell, Henry
circa 19th century
Box: 24 Folder : 27 Stillwell, Jaques
circa 19th century
Box: 24 Folder : 28 Stillwell, John
1855
Box: 24 Folder : 29 Stillwell, Nicholas
1861
Box: 24 Folder : 30 Stillwell, Phebe
1859
Box: 24 Folder : 31 Stillwell, Richard
1860
Box: 24 Folder : 32 Stryker Family
1854, 1857
Box: 24 Folder : 33 Stryker, S.S.
1864
Box: 24 Folder : 34 Suydam, Tunis
circa 19th century
Box: 24 Folder : 35 Unidentifiable Names
circa 19th century
Box: 24 Folder : 36 Van Blankenstein
1873
Box: 24 Folder : 37 Van Brunt, Albert
1853, 1875
Box: 24 Folder : 38 Van Brunt, Daniel
1865, 1874-1879
Box: 24 Folder : 39 Van Brunt, George
1877, 1880
Box: 24 Folder : 40 Van Brunt, Jacques
circa 19th century
Box: 24 Folder : 41 Van Brunt, Rulif
nd
Box: 24 Folder : 42 Van Pelt
1858, 1876
Box: 24 Folder : 43 Van Sicklen
circa 19th century
Box: 24 Folder : 44 Vanderbilt, John J.
1854
Box: 24 Folder : 45 Voorhees, Jacques & Jacobus
1873
Box: 24 Folder : 46 Voorhees, John J.
1854
Box: 24 Folder : 47 Wardell, Simon G.
1859
Box: 24 Folder : 48 Wyckoff, B.
1845
Box: 24 Folder : 49 Wyckoff, H.R.
1868
Box: 24 Folder : 50 Wycoff, John & George
1860
Box: 24 Folder : 51 Wyckoff, Peter
1872
Box: 24 Folder : 52 Wyckoff, Van Brunt
1856

Subseries 3: Field notes and calculations, 1842-1870

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Bath Property (New Utrecht)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Bennet, C. (Gowanus)
1842
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Bennet, Christopher (New Utrecht)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Bennet, Joseph, James & John
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Bennet, Michael & John (New Utrecht)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 6 Bennet, R.R. (Fort Hamilton)
1863
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Bennet, William
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 8 Bennet, Winant
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 9 Bergen, Jane (Brooklyn)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 10 Bergen, John C. (Brooklyn)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 11 Bergen, Leffert
1853
Box: 25 Folder : 12 Bergen, Teunis G. (New Utrecht)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 13 Bergen, Theodorus
1853
Box: 25 Folder : 14 Bergen, Theodorus & Johnson, Coert (New Utrecht)
1845
Box: 25 Folder : 15 Botanical Garden (8th Ward, Brooklyn)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 16 Clarkson, M.
1865
Box: 25 Folder : 17 Clute (Fort Hamilton)
1857
Box: 25 Folder : 18 Copeland, Edward
1861
Box: 25 Folder : 19 Cornell, L.
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 20 Cortelyou (at the Narrows)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 21 Cow Lane (Flatbush)
1855
Box: 25 Folder : 22 Cowenhoven, Garret
1855
Box: 25 Folder : 23 Cowenhoven, Johannes
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 24 Cowenhoven, Phebe (New Utrecht)
1852
Box: 25 Folder : 25 Cowenhoven & Backhouse
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 26 Crooke, P.S.
1851, 1853
Box: 25 Folder : 27 Cropsey, Jaques W.
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 28 Cropsey, Valentine
1842, 1854
Box: 25 Folder : 29 Cummings, Robert (Fort Hamilton)
1858
Box: 25 Folder : 30 De Russey
1855
Box: 25 Folder : 31 Degroff, Abraham (New Utrecht)
1852
Box: 25 Folder : 32 Delaplaine (New Utrecht)
1852
Box: 25 Folder : 33 Denyse (New Utrecht)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 34 Dyker Meadows
1863
Box: 25 Folder : 35 Emmans, Andrew
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 36 Emmans, J.A. & Lindley, John
1860
Box: 25 Folder : 37 Flatbush Avenue
1854, 1858
Box: 25 Folder : 38 Flatbush & New Lots (Boundary Line)
1852
Box: 25 Folder : 39 Flatbush & New Utrecht Plank Road
1852
Box: 25 Folder : 40 Fourth Avenue
1869
Box: 25 Folder : 41 Garretson, Elsie & Bergen, Michael
nd
Box: 25 Folder : 42 Geltson, George S. (Fort Hamilton)
1852-1853
Box: 25 Folder : 43 Gravesend Plank Road
1853
Box: 25 Folder : 44 Griswold, Zachariah (Bay Ridge)
1855, 1857
Box: 25 Folder : 45 Grove, George & Benson, Egbert (New Utrecht)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 46 Hamilton Avenue
1855
Box: 25 Folder : 47 Higgins
circa 1830-1881
Box: 25 Folder : 48 Hubbard, Samuel & Stryker, G. (Gravesend)
1853
Box: 25 Folder : 49 Hunt & Dalaphine
nd
Box: 25 Folder : 50 Kent, H.A.
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Kings County Alms House
1858, 1862
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Lefferts, John (Flatbush)
1853, 1855
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Lefferts, Leffert Property (New Utrecht)
1850-1852
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Lefferts, Robert (New Utrecht)
1867
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Lott, John A. (New Utrecht)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Lunatic Asylum (Flatbush)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Martense, Garret (Flatbush)
1852
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Martense, George
1859
Box: 26 Folder : 9 McGrath
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 10 Middle Street to 19th Street
1850
Box: 26 Folder : 11 Murphy, Aaron
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 12 Murphy, Thomas (Gravesend)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 13 New Utrecht
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 14 New Utrecht
1851, 1854
Box: 26 Folder : 15 New Utrecht (2nd & 4th Avenues)
1869
Box: 26 Folder : 16 Ovington Avenue
1852
Box: 26 Folder : 17 Ovington, William A. (Yellow Hook)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 18 Penetentiary to Alms House (Grade Lines of Road)
1857
Box: 26 Folder : 19 Post Farm
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 20 Prince, C.
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 21 Richards, Daniel (Yellow Hook)
1852-1854
Box: 26 Folder : 22 Road from Gravesend to Brooklyn
1846-1849
Box: 26 Folder : 23 Rodgers Avenue (near Penitentiary)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 24 Ryder, Lawrence (Flatlands)
1858
Box: 26 Folder : 25 Second Avenue
1870
Box: 26 Folder : 26 Stillwell, John (New Utrecht)
1855
Box: 26 Folder : 27 Stillwell, N.
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 28 Stillwell Family (Gravesend)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 29 Stryker Family (Gravesend)
1857
Box: 26 Folder : 30 Suydam, Evert (New Utrecht)
1858
Box: 26 Folder : 31 Talmage, Thomas G. (Brooklyn)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 32 Third Avenue (Bay Ridge to Fort Hamilton)
1860
Box: 26 Folder : 33 Trumbull Estate
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 34 Twenty-Second Avenue
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 35 United States (Government Land at Fort Hamilton)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 36 Vanderbilt, Jeremiah (Flatbush)
1854
Box: 26 Folder : 37 Van Brunt, N.R. (near Bath)
1846
Box: 26 Folder : 38 Van Pelt, Henry
1846
Box: 26 Folder : 39 Van Pelt, John (Brooklyn)
1852
Box: 26 Folder : 40 White, Matilda
1860
Box: 26 Folder : 41 Wyckoff, P. (New Utrecht)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 26 Folder : 42 Yellow Hook
1851

Subseries 4: Maps and surveys, 1704-1879

Bay Ridge, nd

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 27 Folder : 1 Mackay, John
circa 1830-1881
Box: 27 Folder : 2 McGee, Owen
circa 1830-1881
Box: 27 Folder : 3 Van Brunt, Albert
1875

Brooklyn and Bushwick, 1704-1879

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 27 Folder : 4 Anderson & Clark
circa 1830-1881
Box: 27 Folder : 5 Barr Estate (Near Prospect Park)
1876
Box: 27 Folder : 6 Bedford Avenue
1844
Box: 27 Folder : 7 Bennet, William (copy)
1696
Box: 27 Folder : 8 Bennet, Winant (copy)
1696
Box: 27 Folder : 9 Bergen Burial Ground
circa 1830-1881
Box: 27 Folder : 10 Bergen, Derick
1781
Box: 27 Folder : 11 Bergen, Garret
1839
Box: 27 Folder : 12 Bergen, George
1737
Box: 27 Folder : 13 Bergen, Garret P.
1844
Box: 27 Folder : 14 Bergen, Hans
1728, 1763
Box: 27 Folder : 15 Bergen, Jacob
1750
Box: 27 Folder : 16 Bergen, Jane
1853
Box: 27 Folder : 17 Bergen, John C.
1855
Box: 27 Folder : 18 Bergen, John S.
circa 1830-1881
Box: 27 Folder : 19 Bergen, Lefferts
1854
Box: 27 Folder : 20 Bergen, Michael
circa 1830-1881
Box: 27 Folder : 21 Bergen, Michael J.
1863
Box: 27 Folder : 22 Bergen, Michael Hansen
1723
Box: 27 Folder : 23 Bergen, Theodorus
1850, 1853
Box: 27 Folder : 24 Berry, Rachel
circa 1830-1881
Box: 27 Folder : 25 Bompjes Hook
circa 1830-1881
Box: 27 Folder : 26 Bowren, Watson
circa 1830-1881
Box: 27 Folder : 27 Brooklyn Penitentiary
circa 1830-1881
Box: 27 Folder : 28 Brooklyn Woodlands (copy)
1874
Box: 27 Folder : 29 Carson, Deborah
circa 1850-1865
Box: 27 Folder : 30 Clark & Anderson
1851
Box: 27 Folder : 31 Cortelyou, Isaac
1842
Box: 27 Folder : 32 Crooke, Margaret & P.S.
circa 1830-1881
Box: 27 Folder : 33 DeBevoise, James
1849
Box: 27 Folder : 34 Delaplaine, John
circa 1830-1881
Box: 27 Folder : 35 Delaplaine & Morris
circa 1830-1881
Box: 27 Folder : 36 Ditmas, Henry S.
1846
Box: 27 Folder : 37 Eighth Ward Farmland
circa 1830-1881
Box: 27 Folder : 38 Forble, Saul & Delaplain
circa 1830-1881
Box: 27 Folder : 39 Gowanus Cove
1854-1855
Box: 27 Folder : 40 Greenwood Cemetery
1844, 1853-1854
Box: 27 Folder : 41 Hunt, Thomas
1844-1846, 1851
Box: 27 Folder : 42 Hussey, George
1860
Box: 28 Folder : 1 Kent, Henry
1846, 1873
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Lake, Johnson
1846, 1849, 1851
Box: 28 Folder : 3 Lefferts, John
1855
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Lott, Christopher
circa 1830-1881
Box: 28 Folder : 5 Lott, Jacobus
1843-1844
Box: 28 Folder : 6 Lott, James
1849
Box: 28 Folder : 7 Lott, Johannes
circa 1830-1881
Box: 28 Folder : 8 Martense, George
1868
Box: 28 Folder : 9 Matbone, R.
circa 1830-1881
Box: 28 Folder : 10 Morris, Leah
1854
Box: 28 Folder : 11 Morris, Leah
1867
Box: 28 Folder : 12 Ninth Ward
1846
Box: 28 Folder : 13 Pope, Henry
1848, 1864
Box: 28 Folder : 14 Powers Farm
1723
Box: 28 Folder : 15 Property between 50th & 51st Streets and 7th Avenue
circa 1830-1881
Box: 28 Folder : 16 Rapalje, Johannes
1769
Box: 28 Folder : 17 Ridgewood Park
1868
Box: 28 Folder : 18 Rockwell, William
1839, 1841
Box: 28 Folder : 19 Ryerson Family
1851
Box: 28 Folder : 20 Saul, Jonathan
1844
Box: 28 Folder : 21 Schermerhorn, Abraham
1761
Box: 28 Folder : 22 Sixth Ward
Circa 1800s
Box: 28 Folder : 23 Smith, Samuel
1851
Box: 28 Folder : 24 Spear, Calvin
1842-1843
Box: 28 Folder : 25 Stone & Sother
1849
Box: 28 Folder : 26 Stout, William
1865
Box: 28 Folder : 27 Stryker, Michael
1863
Box: 28 Folder : 28 Suydam, Hencrick
1848
Box: 28 Folder : 29 Suydam, Tunis
1865
Box: 28 Folder : 30 Thomas, Robert W.
1853
Box: 28 Folder : 31 Unidentifiable property
circa 1830-1881
Box: 28 Folder : 32 Van Brunt, Adrian
circa 1830-1881
Box: 28 Folder : 33 Van Brunt, Albert, 1846, 1857, 1876
1846-1876
Box: 28 Folder : 34 Vanderbilt, John
1843, 1852
Box: 28 Folder : 35 Vandervoort
1845
Box: 28 Folder : 36 Van Pelt, Henry
1846

East New York, 1859

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 28 Folder : 37 Pitkin, G.D.
1859

Flatbush, 1855-1874, nd

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 28 Folder : 38 Clarkson Street lots (copy)
1831
Box: 28 Folder : 39 Linden Terrace
circa 1830-1881
Box: 28 Folder : 40 Murphy, Thomas
1871-1872
Box: 29 Folder : 1 Robertson
1855
Box: 29 Folder : 2 Turner Brothers
1874
Box: 29 Folder : 3 Vanderveer, Henry
1864

Flatlands, 1747-1875

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Baldwin, Abigail
1853
Box: 29 Folder : 5 Baldwin Property
circa 1830-1881
Box: 29 Folder : 6 Boundary Line Between Flatlands and Gravesend
1856
Box: 29 Folder : 7 Canarsie, Public Landing Road
1872
Box: 29 Folder : 8 Catin, Susan
1845
Box: 29 Folder : 9 Church Land - Reformed Dutch Church (copy)
1747
Box: 29 Folder : 10 Clarkson, Matthew
1843
Box: 29 Folder : 11 Kowenhoven Family
1845-1875
Box: 29 Folder : 12 Remsen, John
1842-1843
Box: 29 Folder : 13 Ryder, Lawrence
1858
Box: 29 Folder : 14 Schenck, Jeremiah
1857
Box: 29 Folder : 15 Stoothoff Family
1842
Box: 29 Folder : 16 Terhune, John
1842
Box: 29 Folder : 17 Van Dyke, Nicholas
1850
Box: 29 Folder : 18 Van Houten, Rulif
1854
Box: 29 Folder : 19 Voorhees, Jacob
1849
Box: 29 Folder : 20 Waldron, Cornelius
1846
Box: 29 Folder : 21 Williamson, John
1843
Box: 29 Folder : 22 Wyckoff, Garret
1849
Box: 29 Folder : 23 Wyckoff, Henry
circa 1830-1881

Fort Hamilton, 1874, nd

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Folder : 24 Muspratt, John
circa 1830-1881
Box: 29 Folder : 25 Denyse, John
1835
Box: 29 Folder : 26 Post, William
1874

Gravesend, 1839-1853, nd

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Folder : 27 Bennet, Cornelius
1845
Box: 29 Folder : 28 Emmans, Johannes
1847
Box: 29 Folder : 29 Madaw, Van Brunt
1839
Box: 29 Folder : 30 Propsed Highway Between Gravesend, New Utrecht and Flatbush
circa 1830-1881
Box: 29 Folder : 31 Ryder, John
circa 1830-1881
Box: 29 Folder : 32 Stillwell, Richard R.
1850
Box: 29 Folder : 33 Terhune Estate
1853

New Lots, 1850-1866

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 1 Alexander, William
1857
Box: 30 Folder : 2 Belleplain
1863
Box: 30 Folder : 3 Miller, Horace A.
1854
Box: 30 Folder : 4 Nichols, Walter
1857
Box: 30 Folder : 5 Pitkin, John R.
1857
Box: 30 Folder : 6 Plunders Neck
circa 1830-1881
Box: 30 Folder : 7 Property Adjoining Cemetary of the Evergreens
1859
Box: 30 Folder : 8 Sackman, Barber and Delmonico
1857
Box: 30 Folder : 9 Sackman, Jacob H.
1850-1851
Box: 30 Folder : 10 Suydam, Sarah A.
1860
Box: 30 Folder : 11 Voorhees, John J.
circa 1830-1881
Box: 30 Folder : 12 Warner
1866
Box: 30 Folder : 13 Williams, Furman & Pellington
1849

New Utrecht, 1857-1879

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 14 Langley, William
circa 1830-1881
Box: 30 Folder : 15 Remsen
circa 1830-1881
Box: 30 Folder : 16 Sedgwick, Theodore
1857
Box: 30 Folder : 17 Seventh Avenue between 49th and 52nd Streets
circa 1856
Box: 30 Folder : 18 Stillwell, George
1876
Box: 30 Folder : 19 Stillwell, George
1877
Box: 30 Folder : 20 Van Brunt, Rutgert
1879
Box: 30 Folder : 21 Voorhees, John J.
circa 1830-1881

Roads and Avenues, 1704-1875

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 22 Atlantic Avenue
circa 1830-1881
Box: 30 Folder : 23 Cortelyou Land
1849
Box: 30 Folder : 24 Cowenhoven Property
1841
Box: 30 Folder : 25 De Russey Property
circa 1830-1881
Box: 30 Folder : 26 Dyker Meadows
1863
Box: 30 Folder : 27 First Avenue (at 67th St.)
1875
Box: 30 Folder : 28 Fort Hamilton
1839
Box: 30 Folder : 29 Fort Hamilton
1841
Box: 30 Folder : 30 Fort Hamilton
1846
Box: 30 Folder : 31 Franklin Avenue
1849-1850, 1860
Box: 30 Folder : 32 Gowanus to Flatbush
circa 1830-1881
Box: 30 Folder : 33 Gravesend
1857
Box: 30 Folder : 34 Gravesend to New Utrecht (copy)
1704
Box: 30 Folder : 35 Johnson's Land (near George Suydam's Property)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 30 Folder : 36 Lefferts Farm
circa 1830-1881
Box: 30 Folder : 37 New Utrecht to 38th St.
1851
Box: 30 Folder : 38 New Utrecht to Brooklyn
1856
Box: 30 Folder : 39 New Utrecht to Bay Ridge
1855
Box: 30 Folder : 40 Nostrand Avenue - grades
circa 1830-1881
Box: 30 Folder : 41 Nostrand Ave, Rogers Ave., Crown St., Carrol St. - Topographical surveys
circa 1830-1881
Box: 30 Folder : 42 School House (New Utrecht)
1854
Box: 30 Folder : 43 Sewer to Fresh Creek
circa 1830-1881
Box: 30 Folder : 44 Stewart Avenue
1844
Box: 30 Folder : 45 Third Avenue
1837
Box: 30 Folder : 46 Third Avenue
1839
Box: 30 Folder : 47 York Street
1862

South Hampton, circa 1830-1881

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 48 Shinecock Hills, South Hampton, Long Island - water survey
circa 1830-1881

Yellow Hook, 1852

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 49 Richards, Daniel
1852
Box: 30 Folder : 50 Index to Maps and Surveys (Bound Volume)
nd

Subseries 5: Map tracings and land descriptions, 1833-1877

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 51 Bay Ridge Avenue
circa 1830-1881
Box: 30 Folder : 52 Bay Street
1857
Box: 30 Folder : 53 Bergen Cemetary Plots
circa 1830-1881
Box: 30 Folder : 54 Bergen, Hans Hansen
circa 1830-1881
Box: 30 Folder : 55 Bergen, Teunis G. (New Utrecht)
1833-1834
Box: 30 Folder : 56 Coney Island
circa 1830-1881
Box: 30 Folder : 57 Delaplaine, John
circa 1850
Box: 30 Folder : 58 Denyse & Martins
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 1 Eighth Ward
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 2 Ekhart
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 3 Emmans Property
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 4 Fifth Avenue
1855
Box: 31 Folder : 5 Flatland Neck
1877
Box: 31 Folder : 6 Flatlands
1876
Box: 31 Folder : 7 Fort Hamilton
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 8 Gravesend
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 9 Hackley's Lots
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 10 Hayman & Voorhees Property
1865
Box: 31 Folder : 11 Hunts Dock
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 12 Kent, H.A.
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 13 King, William
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 14 Ludlam, Silas
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 15 New Utrecht
1874
Box: 31 Folder : 16 New York Harbor
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 17 Ninth Street
1850
Box: 31 Folder : 18 Schenck Property
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 19 Suydam Woodland
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 20 Terhune Property
1852

Subseries 6: Specifications of houses, 1734-1855

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 31 Folder : 21 Bennet, Cornelius
1855
Box: 31 Folder : 22 Bergen, Garret
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 23 Bergen, Lefferts
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 24 Bergen, Michael
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 25 Bergen, P.G.
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 26 Bergen, Teunis G.
1841, 1844
Box: OS-9 Bergen, Teunis G. - Enlargement of home
circa 1841-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 27 Berry, John
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 28 Board of Sewer Commissioners - Contract (Blank)
1864
Box: 31 Folder : 29 Brower, Abraham & Van Vechte, Nicholas
1734
Box: 31 Folder : 30 Church plans
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 31 Elrath, Thomas
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 32 Johnson St. & Stanton St.
circa 1830-1881
Box: 31 Folder : 33 Kouwenhoven, George
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 1 Lott, James C.
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 2 Lunatic Asylum - Carpenter's Specifications
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 3 Murphy, Henry C. & Wiley, John S.
1849
Box: 32 Folder : 4 Rule for Length of Rafters/Draft of Steps for a House
nd
Box: 32 Folder : 5 School House, New Utrecht
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 6 South Brooklyn Building Association
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 7 South Reformed Dutch Church
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 8 Tin Roofs
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 9 Unidentified Homes
circa 1830-1881

Subseries 7: Title searches, 1851-1865

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 32 Folder : 10 Bennet, John
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 11 Bennet, Winant
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 12 Bergen, Tunis
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 13 Carson, Deborah
1854
Box: 32 Folder : 14 Church, James C.
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 15 Cropsey, Garret
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 16 Denyse
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 17 Denyse & Barkeloo Families
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 18 Emmans, George V.
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 19 Flatbush Avenue (For Grading Assessment)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 20 Flatbush Avenue (For Maps)
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 21 Gelston, George S.
1853
Box: 32 Folder : 22 Hoerschgen, Arnold
1870
Box: 32 Folder : 23 Kibbee, George
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 24 Lake, Derrick
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 25 Lefferts Farm
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 26 New Utrecht
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 27 Smith, Jane
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 28 Turnbull Farm
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 29 Van Nuys, Annatie
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 30 Van Pelt, Tunis
1851
Box: 32 Folder : 31 Voorhees, John
circa 1830-1881
Box: 32 Folder : 32 Wisner, William
1865
Box: 32 Folder : 33 Wyckoff, John
circa 1830-1881

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Group 2: Bergen family and Bergen extended family papers

Series 1: Bergen family papers, 1696-1893. 0.5 Linear Feet in 1 box.

Scope and Contents

Bergen family papers comprises various papers of Teunis Bergen's family members. Of particular interest is a folder of Bergen family land records dated 1696-1700, including maps of Hans Hansen Bergen's land. Also included are papers pertaining to Teunis G. Bergen's father, Garret Bergen; his first cousin once removed, Cornelius Bergen; his wife, Jane Bergen; his younger cousin, John C. Bergen; his brother, Peter G. Bergen; and his son, Garret T. Bergen. The types of records include school papers, certificates of appointment to civil and military appointments, land deeds, mortgages, as well as a bill of sale for a slave once owned by Cornelius Bergen.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 33 Folder : 1 Bergen family correspondence (miscellaneous)
1841, 1864-1881
Box: 33 Folder : 2 Bergen Land Records
1696-1700
Box: 33 Folder : 3 Bergen, Cornelius - Appointment to Captain of the King's County Militia
April 14, 1797
Box: 33 Folder : 4 Bergen, Cornelius - Commission as Wreckmaster
1835, ca. 1865
Box: 33 Folder : 5 Bergen, Cornelius - Slave bill of sale
1800-1801
Box: 33 Folder : 6 Bergen, Garret - Deeds
1828, 1839
Box: 33 Folder : 7 Bergen, Garret - Estate papers
1843-1846
Box: 33 Folder : 8 Bergen, Garret T. - Commissions to the New York State Militia
1851, 1859
Box: 33 Folder : 9 Bergen, Jane - Estate papers
1865-1872
Box: 33 Folder : 10 Bergen, John C. - Mortgage
1865
Box: 33 Folder : 11 Bergen, John C. - School Papers
1842
Box: 33 Folder : 12 Bergen, Peter G. - Resolution of the Brooklyn Board of Education on the occcasion of his death
1865
Box: 33 Folder : 13 Bergen, Van Brunt - Correspondence (incoming)
circa 1881-1888
Box: 33 Folder : 14 Bergen, Van Brunt - Surveys and notes on Bay Ridge
1890-1893
Box: 33 Folder : 15 Maps and drawings
1814-1880
Box: 33 Folder : 16 Correspondence and receipts
1871-1882
Box: OS-38 Folder : 8 Photostats of three letters written from Holland to the Voorhees family in America
1600-1699

Series 2: Bergen extended family papers. 0.1 Linear Feet in one manuscript box

Scope and Contents

Bergen extended family papers is organized into three subseries and primarily concerns family genealogies and family members' estates.  Conover/Cowenhoven family papers comprises legal documents and correspondence between Bergen and various members of the Conover and Cowenhoven families. Included are the estate papers of Johanna Conover (Bergen's first cousin), as well as Elizabeth and Phebe Cowenhoven. The documents reveal that Bergen was named executor of all three of these estates. Also included are letters from Conover family members, including George S. Conover, President of the town of Seneca, New York (1873-1875).  Cortelyou family papers consists of correspondence between Teunis G. Bergen and various members of the Cortelyou family, primarily concerning Cortelyou genealogy. Included are letters from his son-in-law, Peter L. Cortelyou, the last wills and testaments of Mary and Maria Cortelyou, and deeds and abstracts of Cortelyou family land holdings.  Wyckoff family papers consists primarily of correspondence between Teunis G. Bergen and members of his wife's family, the Wyckoffs. It also includes documents pertaining to the estate and last will and testament of Peter Wyckoff.

Subseries 1: Conover/Cowenhoven family papers, 1820-1881

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34 Folder : 1 Conover, Catharine - Correspondence
1814, 1821
Box: 34 Folder : 2 Conover Family - Correspondence
1820-1878
Box: 34 Folder : 3 Conover, Johanna - Estate papers
1864-1866
Box: 34 Folder : 4 Conover, Johanna - Last will and testament
1861, 1866
Box: 34 Folder : 5 Cortelyou, Peter L. - Correspondence
1878-1880
Box: 34 Folder : 6 Cowenhoven, A. - Last will and testament
circa 19th century
Box: 34 Folder : 7 Cowenhoven, Elizabeth - Estate papers
1870-1877
Box: 34 Folder : 8 Cowenhoven, Elizabeth - Last will and testament
1857-1876
Box: 34 Folder : 9 Cowenhoven, Elizabeth - Legal papers
1870
Box: 34 Folder : 10 Cowenhoven Family - Correspondence
1833-1881
Box: 34 Folder : 11 Cowenhoven, Phebe - Correspondence
1854-1867
Box: 34 Folder : 12 Cowenhoven, Phebe - Estate papers
1852-1876
Box: 34 Folder : 13 Dutch Letter
circa 19th century
Box: 34 Folder : 14 Suydam and Conover - Account Records
1858-1864

Subseries 2: Cortelyou family papers

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34 Folder : 15 Cortelyou Family - Miscellaneous correspondence to Teunis G. Bergen
1846-1880
Box: 34 Folder : 16 Cortelyou, Ida - Correspondence to Teunis G. Bergen
1854-1862
Box: 34 Folder : 17 Cortelyou, Mary - Correspondence to Teunis G. Bergen
1851-1878
Box: 34 Folder : 18 Cortelyou, Mary and Maria - Last wills and testaments
circa 1855, 1865
Box: 34 Folder : 19 Cortelyou, Peter - Correspondence to Teunis G. Bergen
1859-1860
Box: 34 Folder : 20 Cortelyou, Peter - Correspondence to Teunis G. Bergen
1858-1870
Box: 34 Folder : 21 Cortelyou, Peter - Correspondence to Teunis G. Bergen
1859
Box: 34 Folder : 22 Cortelyou, Peter - Correspondence to his father
1873-1881
Box: 34 Folder : 23 Cortelyou, Peter - Correspondence to Teunis G. Bergen
1857-1875
Box: 34 Folder : 24 Cortelyou, Peter - Map of farm in New Jersey
circa 19th century

Subseries 3: Wyckoff family papers. 0.5 Linear Feet in 1 box.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34 Folder : 25 Wyckoff, Isaac - Correspondence to Teunis G. Bergen
1863-1872
Box: 34 Folder : 26 Wyckoff, John - Correspondence to Teunis G. Bergen
1858-1873
Box: 34 Folder : 27 Wyckoff, Nicholas - Correspondence to Teunis G. Bergen
1844-1867
Box: 34 Folder : 28 Wyckoff, Peter - Correspondence to Teunis G. Bergen
1848-1865
Box: 34 Folder : 29 Wyckoff, Peter - Estate settlement
1835-1847
Box: 34 Folder : 30 Wyckoff, Peter - Estate Settlement, account book
1825-1847
Box: 34 Folder : 31 Wyckoff, Peter - Last will and testament
February 8, 1819
Box: 34 Folder : 32 Wyckoff, Richard - Correspondence to Teunis G. Bergen
1853-1872
Box: 34 Folder : 33 Wyckoff, Van Brunt - Correspondence to Teunis G. Bergen
1853-1872
Box: 34 Folder : 34 Wyckoff, William F. - Correspondence to Teunis G. Bergen
1865-1881
Box: 34 Folder : 35 Wyckoff Family - Miscellaneous items and correspondence
1877

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