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Guide to the Rutgert Van Brunt survey map of Brooklyn lot at ferry 1974.164

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 24, 2012
Finding aid is written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator - Collector: Bergen, Teunis G., 1806-1881
Creator: Van Brunt family
Title: Rutgert Van Brunt survey map of Brooklyn lot at ferry
Dates: 1716
Abstract: The collection includes one document, a hand drawn map of a lot at the ferry in Brooklyn, New York, surveyed by Rutgert Van Brunt for the town trustees, March 27, 1716. It is not known which Rutgert Van Brunt created the map. The map had been owned by historian and genealogist Teunis G. Bergen (1806-1881).
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet in one folder
Language of Materials: The document is in English.
Text [Box]: A0086
Call Phrase: 1974.164

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Biographical/Historical note

Teunis G. Bergen (1806-1881) of New Utrecht (Kings County, N.Y.), now part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, was a historian and genealogist. He was connected to the Van Brunts by marriage, and in 1867 he published a genealogy of the family. According to Bergen, Rutger Joesten Van Brunt was the common ancestor of Van Brunts in what became the United States. Van Brunt emigrated from the Netherlands and settled in New Utrecht in 1657. The name Rutgert was common in the family's succeeding generations so it is unknown which Rutgert Van Brunt drew the map in this collection. It seems likely that it was one of Rutger Joesten's grandsons, either Rutgert (died 1758) or Rutgert (died 1760), both of New Utrecht. (See Teunis G. Bergen, Genealogy of the Van Brunt Family, 1653-1867, page 10-11, 13-14)

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Cadastral maps
  • Manuscript maps

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |v Maps

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use note

The document is in the public domain.

Related Archival Materials note

Brooklyn Historical Society holds several collections related to the Van Brunt family. Among these is the Teunis G. Bergen collection of Van Brunt family genealogy papers (call number 1978.157), which includes many more documents compiled by Bergen concerning the Van Brunts. See the finding aid for that collection for notes on other archival material related to the Van Brunt family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The document was acquired at an American Art Association auction, 1979. The item was from the collection of Teunis G. Bergen.

Processing Information note

The collection was processed and described in January 2012 by Larry Weimer.

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