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

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Container List

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 note

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

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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