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Adam Brouwer1,2,3,4,5,6

b. circa 1620, d. between 22 January 1692 and 21 March 1692
  • Adam Brouwer was probably born circa 1620 at Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.7,8
  • He married Magdalena Jacobs Verdon, daughter of Jacob Verdon and Maria Badie, at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, on 21 March 1645 (Banns 19 Mar 1645).9,10
  • Adam Brouwer died between 22 January 1692 and 21 March 1692 at Gowanus, Kings Co., New York.
  • Also known as Adam Brewer.11
  • Also known as Adam Brouwer Berckhoven (the name he called himself in his will) he is the progenitor of the largest of the three Brouwer families found in 17th century New Netherland. He and his wife, Magdalena Verdon, had fourteen children reach adulthood, who in turn left at least 97 grandchildren, and more than 350 great-grandchildren. In 1641, as a soldier in the service of the Dutch West India Company (WIC), he sailed to Brazil on the ship Swol . There he served, for at least some period of time, at Fort St. Louis de Marinhan. The first record of Adam in New Amsterdam is found in February 1645, when he bought a house lot in New Amsterdam from Hendrick Jansen. During the 1650s he relocated to Gowanus (in present day Brooklyn) on Long Island and built, what is considered to be, the first grist mill on Long Island.
  • It is likely that Adam came to New Amsterdam on 14 July 1644 aboard De Blauwen Haen (The Blue Cock). The ship had sailed from the Island of Curaçao with soldiers who had evacuated Fort St. Louis in Maranhao, Brazil after the Fort was surrendered to the Portuguese on 28 Feb 1644. Adam is first mentioned in New Amsterdam on 21 Feb 1645.8
  • On 21 Feb 1645, "Hendrick Jansen from Jeveren, locksmith, and Adam Brouwer have in love and friendship, in the pressence of the witnesses hereto invited, agreed and contracted about the purchase of a certain house and lot for a garden situated on the island of Manhatans, formerly occupied by Jeurian Roodolf. Hendrick Jansen from Jeveren sells the aforesaid house and lot to Adam Brouwer above mentioned, who also acknowledges that he has bought the same, with all that is fastened by earth and nail, in true and full ownership, on which house and garden Adam shall pay within three months from date twenty-five guilders, which shall be the last payment." Signed AB, the mark of Adam Brouwer, and by Heidreick Jansz. Witnessed by Willem Breidenbent and Pawlus Van der Becke, at Fort Amsterdam before Cornelis van Tienhoven, Secretary.12
  • On 21 Feb 1645, at New Amsterdam, Adam Brouwer assigned and transferred to Guert Servaesz, living at Amsterdam in Papenbrugh alley, his wages earned in the service of the WIC at Marinhan, Brazil. The sum being 189 guilders was to be paid to Guert Servaesz at Amsterdam. This document was then canceled, and was immediately followed by a document, also dated 21 Feb 1645, Adam empowered Guert Servaesz to collect from the WIC, "all such sums of money as are still due to him...earned in Brazil where he received no settlement, having been ordered to proceed to Marinhan. Either this money was not collected, or Adam was owed still more wages from the WIC, for on 21 Sep 1646, Adam granted power of attorney to Govert Loockermans to collect from the WIC, the money he was due for his service at Fort St. Louis de Marinhan.13,14
  • On 2 May 1645, Adam Brouwer appeared as a plaintiff before the council demanding of Hendrick Jansen, locksmith, delivery of the deed for the house lot he purchased. The defendant stated he was willing provided the plaintiff bind himself for the payment of the account rendered to him. It was ordered that in the deed the house be mortgaged until the defendant was paid.15
  • On 7 Feb 1647, Adam Brouwer was granted a certain lot for a house and garden out of the lot of Hendrick Jansz which was laid out by the surveyor on 2 June 1644. The lot, in New Amsterdam, was next to the lot of Willem Bredenbent.16
  • On 12 Feb 1652, Adam Brouwer, as plaintiff, filed suit against Machiel Janssen, demanding "proof that he had grain to sell, because he, the defendant, would have said so, and that he, the plaintiff, would have taken it from the mill." The council ordered Adam to prove that the defendant said so, or to pay the defendant's expenses.17
  • On 26 Feb 1652, Adam Brouwer was ordered to pay £43 to (___) Kristman.18
  • Adam Brouwer's lot in New Amsterdam was mentioned in a conveyance dated 15 Oct 1653.19
  • Adam moved to Brooklyn, where in 1657, "Adam Brouwer of Gowanus" was taxed £6 towards the support of the minister. Adam Brouwer and his wife, Magdalena Verdon, appear on the membership roll of the Reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn on 12 March 1660. A censure, by certificate to New York, was added under Adam's name and dated 29 Aug 1667. This was later crossed out. Apparently he had been suspected as having leanings towards the Catholic faith.20
  • , On 18 Dec 1658, a suit was initiated by Thomas Verdon before the Orphan Master's Court at City Hall, New Amsterdam, "Mr. Paulus Van der Beek appears in the place of Tomas Verdon's son and is (directed), that when Tomas Verdon comes, he is to make a settlement of his wife's (Mary Badies's) estate." Apparently this was not completed, and four years later on 8 Feb 1663, Adam Brouwer (for his wife Magdalena Verdon), Thomas Verdon, and Arien Willemsen (Bennet) again appeared before the Orphan Master's Court and requested action in that Paulus Van der Beek should be ordered to let them have "their father's property." A week later on 15 Feb 1663, their mother Marritie Tomas (Mary Badie) made her deposition before the Orphan Master's Court. The Orphan Master's Court decided that the property and persons were not within their jurisdiction and suggested that the petitioners address themselves to the Director General and Council of New Netherlands. On 1 March 1664, a petition by "Willem Willemsen Bennet, Thomas Verdon, Adam Brouwer, and Adriaen Willemsen (Bennet), coheirs of Thomas (error for Jacob) Vardon, praying that Paulus van der Beecq, husband of said Vardon's widow (Mary Badie), may be obliged to account for their paternal estate." This was followed on 10 May 1664 by a warrent to "Sheriff Hegeman to put Adriaen, William, and Marietje Williamsen Bennet in possession of a portion of their late father's lands, pending their suit against Paulus van der Beecq, their stepfather."21,22
  • He and Magdalena Jacobs Verdon were members of the at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 12 September 1660.23
  • Adam Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Adam Praa , son of Pieter Praa and Catharina Letie, on 6 February 1661 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Adam Brouwers & Tryntie Hadders).24,25
  • On 17 Feb 1661, Adam Brouwer, "inhabitant of Goannis and there miller to the water mill," bought out the half interest in the mill held by Isaac de Foreest, burgher of New Amsterdam. Payment was in the form of twenty-four guilders, and two thousand guilders in good merchantable grain, to be paid in two years. Signed by Isaac de Foreest, Adam Brouwer signs with his mark, AB.26
  • Adam Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Abraham Praa , son of Pieter Praa and Catharina Letie, on 5 March 1662 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Adam Brouwer and Maria Fredericks).27,28
  • Adam Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Dirck Gerritszen Kroesen , son of Gerrit Dircksen Kroesen and Neeltje Jans, on 23 July 1662 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Adam Brouwer and Grietje Jans).29,30
  • On 12 Nov 1668, "An Order for Adam Brower of Breucklyn do grinde for all persons without Exception or distinction," was signed by Gov. Lovelace in response to complaints by the Constable and Overseers of Breucklyn as well as by some of the inhabitants that Adam had refused to grind corn for them "upon frivolous pretences." Apparently this had been an ongoing problem which, since the local constable was unable to correct, had to be referred to the Governor of the Province.31
  • In 1669 a fine of five hundred guilders was levied on Adam Brower's estate.32
  • On 6 Sep 1669, The Presentment of a difference between Adam Brower and his wife of Breukelyn and Gerrit Croessen of the same place about an Assault and Battery came before the Court of Assizes for New York, the principles having been bound over from the Court of Sessions held last at Gravesend. The matter was later referred back to the Court of Sessions.33,34
  • On 18 Aug 1670, Adam Brower, among others, was granted a pass to travel aboard the ship Fort Albany, owned by Jacque Cousseau, bound for England and Amsterdam. He is also recorded on a list of persons aboard that same ship.35
  • On 19 Nov 1670 the Court at New York found that a ten pound fine levied against Gerrit Croosen for assaulting Adam Brouwer's wife, and a ten pound find levied against Adam Brouwer for assaulting Gerrit Croosen were found to counterbalance one another and so were cancelled.36
  • Two mentions regarding Adam Brouwer's mill property are recorded in Kings County Conveyances, Lib.2, with the date of 12 Sep 1698. The first on p.178, "I underwritten doe acknowledge to the requisition of Adam Brewer what I Arent Evertse have written between Adam Brewer and Joh Buys concerning the corner and meadow and the mill is grounded upon what is comprehended in the same I will declare and verifye by oath at all times. Actum in Yorke 17 Juny 1671." (signed) Averts. "This above written testimony was sworn unto by Arent Everson before me." (Signed) Mathias Nicolls, Mayor. On the following page 179 appears, "John Cornelinsse Buys, aged 38 years and Dirick Jansen, aged about 32 years acknowledge they heard John Evertse Bout in the house of John Damon, tavern keeper in Brooklyn, say that he did not give Adam Brewer the above property but Adam Brewer's children." (The statement is not clear). Both sign 20 Aug 1667 in the presence of Peter Janse Schooll and Denys Isaack Van Sartervelt "honest persons." John C. Buys signs by mark and Arent Evertsen is an extra witness for Dirck Janse.37
  • On the 20 Aug 1675 assessment rolls at Breukelen, Adam Brouwer is assessed at 2 polls, 2 cows, 3 ditto of 3 yrs, 3 sheep, 1 hog, 1 1/2 morgen of valley.38
  • Adam Brouwer appeared on the assessment list of at Breukelen, Long Island, in September 1676 assessed 37 14, with 1 poll, 3 cows, 4 sheep and 1 1/2 morgens of valley.39
  • He was a member of the at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, in 1677 at Gowanus.40
  • He witnessed the baptism of Adolph Evertszen Van Gelder , son of Evert Hendricksen and Fytie Adamse Brouwer, on 14 February 1677 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Adam Brouwer en s.h.v.).41
  • On the 1678 list of "Estates of the Inhabitants of Newtowne, Long Island" is listed Adam Bruer, 1 head, 2 cows. Hoffman adds that it was possible that Adam Brouwer owned property there, but that he was probably not an inhabitant. The son, Adam would have been only 16 years old in 1678.20
  • A matter regarding Adam Brouwer appears in the Consistory Minutes of the Flatbush Reformed Church. In August 1679 it is stated that Adam has been under censure "and has been spoken to on various occasions by the consistory of Brooklyn (under whose jurisdiction he lives), and has persistently conducted himself irreverently, and has unto the present postponed his repentance and joining with parties, it was likewise decided that the consistory should give him one more warning and in default of improvement should then proceed to his dismissal." Then on 10 Feb 1680, "Adam Brouwer shall be finally asked if he will surrender his case to the decision of the Honorable Consistory in order to end the disputes with his parties, and, to this end, to appear with them in their meeting. Also whether he still adheres to the Reformed faith. If a negative response is made by him, they shall threaten him with banishment and excommunication and surely also proceed thereto, but not without the knowledge and approval of the Honorable Consistory of New York."42
  • Adam Brouwer and Magdalena Jacobs Verdon were members of the at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 19 November 1679 (at) Gowanus.43
  • Adam Brouwer appeared on the assessment list of at Breukelen, Long Island, on 26 September 1683 with 1 poll, 1 mill, 3 cows, 1 ditto of 2 years, 2 ditto, 3 sheep, 3 morgens of land, totaling 149.10.44
  • He and Magdalena Jacobs Verdon were members of the at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, The list of members living at Gowanus is undated, however, it does state that Johannes Christoffelsz died on 22 Nov 1684, so it was recorded at some time after that date. Adam is said to be under censure, and next to Magdalena is the notation, "by certifictate for N.York, 29 August 1707," which is then crossed out. Willem Brouwer and his wife Elisabeth appear next on the record.45
  • Adam Brouwer took the Oath of Allegiance in September 1687 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, as "Adam brouwer, 45 Jeare" (45 years in this country).46
  • His will was dated on 22 January 1691/92 proved 21 March 1692 (on file at the office of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals in Albany). He calls himself "Adam Brouwer Berkhoven inhabitant of ye town of Bruckland, being at present sick a body but fully having his knowledge." His witnesses are named as Henry Sleght, Cornelius Sebring and John Fredricks. Adam leaves his "whole estate moveable and immoveable my wife Magdalena Brewer and my utmost will and desire is that none of my children shall trouble or move their mother during her life." Adam Brower "makes to his eldest sonn Peter Brewer three shillings for reasons that he was disobedient to his father, as also Jacob Brewer and Aeltie Brewer, who for reasons of their disobedience shall not receive a penny from their father Adam Brower, but ye testator bequeath ye land from ye three disobedient children Peter Brewer ye eldest, Jacob Brewer and Aeltie Brewer upon their children ye portion of Peter upon his children, ye portion of Jacob upon his children, ye portion of Aeltie upon her children." Adam names his children as Mathys, William, Adam, Abraham, Nicholas, daughter Mary, Fytie, Helena, Anna, Sara, Rachel, "these eleven children shall have equal portions amongst them, also ye children of ye disobedient children above named they shall also with ye other eleven children equally divided." Adam makes special bequests to Adolphus son of William Brewer "three pieces of eight"; to "Mathys his daughter Magdalena one piece of eight, and Mary her daughter Magdalena one piece of eight. Peter Brewer his daughter Magdalena one piece of eight and his daughter Vroutie one piece of eight, with Fytie daughter Magdalena one piece of eight."47
  • Administration of Adam Brouwer's estate was granted on 15 April 1693 for the estate of Adam Brewer, late of Brooklyn, granted by Gov. Benjamin Fletcher to his widow, Magdalena Brewer.11
  • Adam's most enduring legacy was of course the mill he built at Gowanus, initially in partnership with Isaac de Foreest (who likely supplied the financial backing). Adam probably had the mill built in the early 1650's on land that had been patented to Jan Everts Bout on 8 July 1645. In May 1664, along with other inhabitants of Gowanus, Adam Brouwer petitioned the Governor and Council to have the canal between Red Hook Island and the mainland dredged. This was the first action in what would eventually create the "Gowanus Canal," which today borders the neighborhoods of Red Hook and South Brooklyn on the west and Gowanus/Park Slope on the east. "Brouwer's Mill" is thought to have been the first water mill built in Brooklyn (Breukelen) and the first to have operated in New Netherlands. It appears that the rights to the property were secured by Adam's children as a claim of a "gift" from Jan Everts Bout only after both Adam and Jan Everts Bout were deceased. Some decades before, Adam became the sole owner of the mill business when he bought out Isaac de Foreest's interest for 2,400 guilders payable in grain (wheat and rye at 4 glds., buckwheat and maize at 2 glds. per skepel) with the remaining 400 glds. in wampum. Full rights to the mill property were purchased in 1698 by his two youngest sons, Abraham and Nicholas, from Adam's other heirs. The deed for this purchase is certainly the most useful document found for constructing the family of Adam Brouwer. The deed was not recorded but was later found in the possession of descendants of Garret Brouwer, and has been noted by the early Brouwer family researchers, Bergen, Totten, and Hoffman. Dated 12 Aug 1698 it names Pieter, Matthyas, William, Jacob and Adam Brouwer, Barent Van Tillburg, Matthys Cornelisse, Jesaias Dreax, William Nazareth, William Hilton, Thomas Knight and Peter Hendrix, "all sons and sons-in-law of Adam Brouwer of Gowanus." The above named convey to Abraham Brouwer and Nicholas Brouwer, their two brothers in consideration of £270, the plot on which the mill stands, and the Neck of land and meadows therunto belonging. On the same day, Adam's widow, Magdalena, conveyed her interest in the mill property to Abraham and Nicholas for a separate consideration. During the first decade of the 1700's sons, Abraham and Nicholas, together expanded the mill property and built a second mill, which was then referred to as the "New Mill." In 1706 the two brothers signed an indenture certifying their joint ownership in the mill and other properties. In 1709 the "New Mill" was built, and by two indentures in 1710, the brothers decided to split the properties into separate ownership with Abraham possessing the "Old Mill," and Nicholas, the "New Mill." On 20 June 1712, Nicholas conveyed his mill property to his brother Abraham for the sum of £1200, and by 1719 Nicholas had moved his family from Gowanus, relocating to Fordham Manor, and leaving Abraham as the sole Brouwer still in the milling business at Gowanus. In September 1737, Abraham conveyed to his son Jurie (Jeremiah) Brouwer, the "Old Mill" property, and by a separate conveyance sold to his son Abraham, the "New Mill" property. The mill property remained in the possession of these two brothers through the American Revolution, and in August 1776, the Battle of Long Island, or more appropriately, the Battle of Brooklyn was fought on the mill's doorstep. It was here, and at the neighboring "Old Stone House," that William Alexander (a.k.a. Lord Stirling) and his Marylanders held off the British invasion long enough for Gen. Washington to begin the evacuation of his troops from Long Island. The mill and its stores were ordered to be burned during the retreat. A partially destroyed mill anchors Alonzo Chappel's, 1858 painting, Battle of Long Island. In November 1785, Adolphus Brouwer (son of Jurie [Jeremiah] Brouwer, grandson of Abraham, and great-grandson of Adam) purchased the mill property, as well as all the timbers that had been collected to build a mill, from the remaining heirs of Jeremiah Brouwer. Adolph apparently rebuilt the mill, and on 4 May 1798, Adolph sold the mill and property to John C. Freeke of New York City, for a considerable profit over his own purchase price. One hundred and fifty three years after the property on which the mill stood was patented, Brouwer's Mill became Freeke's Mill. In November 1818, Mary (Elsworth) Brower, widow of Abraham, and descendants of Jeremiah Brower petitioned the U.S. Congress for reimbursement of losses suffered on the mill property during August 1776. They were denied their claim with the reasons that the petitioners waited too long, and that they applied to the wrong jurisdiction (they were told to petition New York State).48,49
  • Adam Brouwer and his family have been covered in past published accounts beginning in 1878 with T.G. Bergen's, "Contributions to the History of the Early Settlers of Kings County, N.Y." (NYG&BR 9(1878):126-9). Fifty-eight years then passed between T.G. Bergen's treatment of Adam Brouwer, and the publication of "Brouwer (Brower-Brewer) Family Notes," by John Reynolds Totten in NYG&BR 67(1936):103-10, 217-29. Bergen and Totten's work were not without errors and in 1938 William J. Hoffman published "Brouwer Corrections" (NYG&BR 69(1938):172-9) to address some inconsistencies. Then, beginning in April 1947, William J. Hoffman published in a series of articles appearing in The American Genealogist (TAG) titled, "Brouwer Beginnings: The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family." It is to date the most complete published treatment of Adam Brouwer's family. The first significant research regarding Adam Brouwer to be published in the sixty years since "Brouwer Beginnings,” appeared in the NYG&BR 138(2007):245-9. The article, "DNA Analysis: Adam Brouwer Berckhoven, Elias Brouwer of New Jersey, and John Brewer of Ohio," by Richard D. Brewer, PhD, Scott Kraus, and William B. Bogardus, laid to rest any thoughts that Adam and his descendants may be closely related to Jan Brouwer, blacksmith, of Flatlands, Long Island. Analysis of DNA samples from known descendants of Adam, and of Jan, has shown that any possible common ancestor for the two could only be found tens of thousands of years ago. The Brewer DNA project, co-administrated by Richard D. Brewer, continues, and can be found at www.familytreedna.com (search for Brewer).
  • The identity of Adam's own parents and his ancestry is unknown. Claims that Adam is a son of either Pieter Clement Brouwer, or of Frans Sijmonsen Brouwer, are undocumented and unproven. Such claims are apparently based on nothing but a common surname.50,51
  • The child Daniel, baptized on 7 May 1678 at the New York Reformed Church has been claimed as a son of Adam Brouwer. He is placed in the family as a "claimed son," however, it more likely that Daniel is not a son of Adam Brouwer and Magdalena Verdon.52

Family: Magdalena Jacobs Verdon b. bt 1627 - 1629

Citations

  1. [S2075] Richard D. Brewer, Scott Kraus and William B. Bogardus, "DNA Analysis: Adam Brouwer Berckhoven, Elias Brouwer of New Jersey, and John Brewer of Ohio", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.138, page 245 (2007). Hereinafter cited as "DNA Analysis: Adam Brouwer, Elias Brouwer and John Brewer."
  2. [S2300] Chris Chester, "New Insight into the Origins of Adam Brouwer", New Netherland Connections Vol. 13, pages 85-92 (2008). Hereinafter cited as "New Insight into the Origins of Adam Brouwer."
  3. [S519] T.G. Bergen, "Contributions to the History of the Early Settlers of Kings County, N.Y.", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vols. 9-11 (1878-1880): It should first be noted that T.G. Bergen's accounts of the various Brouwer families is flawed and that corrections were pointed out by later researchers. Any present day account of the Adam Brouwer family, which solely relies on the words of T.G. Bergen, must be considered to be in error and should not be followed.
    Bergen begins his sketch by stating that Adam Broúwer, "or, more properly Adam Broúwer Berkhoven immigrated to this county in 1642 from Ceúlen or Cologne..." Bergen surmises that Berkhoven may possibly be derived from the village of Bercham in North Braband in the Netherlands, and suggests that Brouwer, Dutch for brewer, may have been an occupation. Bergen lists the following early New Amsterdam records in which Adam appears. On 31 Feb 1645 he purchased a house and garden lot of Hendrick Jansen for which in consequence of Hendrick refusing to deliver the deed, Adam commenced a suit against Hendrick in May of the same year. On 7 Feb 1647, Adam obtained a patent from the Dutch government for a lot on Manhattan Island. On 19 Aug 1756 Adam sold this lot to Dirck Schilluyne, with the house thereon, lying "north of the begun Graft," between the lot of Jan the cooper, on the west, and Egbert Woutersen on the east. On the date of this sale Adam was residing on Long Island. In 1661, Adam and Isaac De Foreest held jointly the oldest tide mill in Brooklyn, known for many years as Brower's Mill, in which Adam soon purchased De Foreest's interest. The land was within the boundary of the patent of Jan Evertse Bout of 6 July 1665. In his lifetime, Bout appears to have verbally given the mill to Adam Brouwer's children, but the gift was probably considered void, as in a recital of the deed dated 30 April 1707, Sybrant Brouwer to Abram and Nicholas Brouwer (Kings Co. Deeds 3:201) it appears that a conveyance had been executed by the heirs of Jan Evertse Bout and "Tunis Nuyse" to Adam Brouwer, their ancestor, for the neck of land on which the mill was located. On 1 April 1654, Theunis Nyssen, farmer of Gowanus, sold to Adam Brouwer a piece of woodland, 45 Dutch rods broad, extending in the woods as the patent of Nyssen's land extends; also the land on which Adam's house is built and enclosed in fence, and the meadows in front thereof, located in Gowanus. These premises joined the neck of land above referred to, and covered part of the farm late of the heirs of Theodorus Polhemus. The consideration of this deed (the original was among the papers of Garret Brower of Gowanus) is "for which above said gift the said Adam Brouwer doth promise on ye behalf of ye said Theunis Nyssen to be in his service the time of 18 days in the present month of April & the month of April 1655, 18 days, all without any cost of ye said Theunis Nyssen, &c." In 1676, Adam bought of Frederick Lubbertse, a piece of meadow adjoining the dam of the Gowanus mill. Adam and his wife were members of the Dutch Church of Brooklyn in 1677, and in 1679 and 1680, he appears to have been under censure, on suspicion of leaning towards the Catholic religion. Bergen notes a deed dated 12 Aug 1698, which was not recorded but was in the possession of the heirs of Garret Brower of Gowanus, in which Pieter, Matthyas, William, Jacob, and Adam Brouwer, Barent Van Tillburgh, Matthys Cornelise, Jesaies Dreax, William Nazareth, William Hilton, Thomas Knight, and Pieter Hendrix, "all sons and sons-in-law of Adam Brouwer of Gowanus," convey to Abraham and Nicholas Brouwer, their two brothers, in consideration of £270, the plot on which the mill stands, and the "Neck of land and meadows thereunto belonging." On the same date (12 Aug 1698) Magdalena, widow of Adam Brouwer, conveyed to her sons, Abraham and Nicholas, in consideration of an annual payment of 300 gal., 10 skipples of wheat, 2 of Indian corn, and 2 loads of hay, and the payment of her debts, her right in the dwelling house, mill house, mill and creeks,thereunto belonging, situated in Brooklyn. Hereinafter cited as "Early Settlers of Kings Co."
  4. [S546] John Reynolds Totten, "Brouwer (Brower-Brewer) Family Notes", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record Vol. 67, pp.103-110, 217-229 (1936): The "Notes" were published posthumously, as J.R. Totten died in Feb. 1936 (the preceeding article in that quarter's issue recalled Totten's life and accomplishments). Totten begins by stating his interest in investigating and publishing his findings on the Brouwer family is motivated by a desire to sort out the many claims of descent from Adam's son, Jacob Brouwer and his wife Annetje Bogardus, a granddaughter of Anneke Jans and Dom. Evarardus Bogardus. He begins by noting that the earliest mention of the Brouwer name in New Netherlands is recorded in the Minutes of the Council of New Amsterdam (published in the Register of New Netherland, 1626-1674, compiled by E.B. O'Callaghan: 11-12) which notes a Jan Jansen Brouwer as a member of the Council in 1626 and 1630. The roll of those in Kings County in the Province of New York who took the oath of allegiance to the British Government in 1687 (published in the Holland Society Year Book, 1896) is an early source which provides a list of Brouwers in Kings County is presented by Totten, and among the list is Adam Brouwer, living in Brooklyn (i.e. Gowanus), having been in this country for 45 years in Sep. 1687, which places his arrival at 1642, three years before his marriage. Totten's article is focused on sorting out the earliest Brouwers in Kings County, it corrects some early errors of Bergen, gives an account of the family of Jan Brouwer, blacksmith, of Flatlands, a contemporary of Adam Brouwer (but in no way related), but does not include a compiled genealogy of Adam's family. Totten also delt with one line of Adam's descendants in "Verdon Family Notes," NYG&BR 64(1933):105-32. Totten's aim here was to correct some errors in the recently published Gesner Genealogy, which he did, but in turn left errors of his own.. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Family Notes, NYG&BR 67 (1936)."
  5. [S541] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Corrections", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 69:172-179 (1938): William J. Hoffman set out to correct some of the errors and omissions made by Totten (in his earlier piece in the Record [1933 Verdon]), and errors made in the "Gesner Genealogy" which appeared in the Record in 1925. The corrections revolved around the placement of the family of Jacobus Brouwer and Jannetje Van der Beek, that is finding the correct parrents of Jacobus (he is the son of Abraham Brouwer and Elizabeth Ackerman), and of the family of Adolphus Brouwer and Jannetje Verdon, most importantly with this later couple, placing Adolphus as a son of Nicholas Brouwer and Jannetje Caljer (correcting earlier missplacements) and identifying their sons Isaac (m.Jacomijtie Quackenbos) and Nicholas (b.1714 who m. Mary Dutcher and Sarah Drake).. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Corr., NYGBR 69 (1938)."
  6. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 23:194. #1 in the genealogy. Hoffman's motivation for the articles is, as what he sees, a need to correct and clarify the earlier treatments of the family, which he describes as "in several instances, extremely unreliable." Specifically noted for their flaws and errors is the Brouwer data appearing in the New Harlem Register by Toler, T.G. Bergen's Kings Co. Settlers, and The Hill-Brouwer Manuscript in the collections of the N.Y. Geneological & Biographical Society. Hoffman's manuscript for the "Brouwer Beginnings" articles contains additional info and notes regarding the Brouwer family, and can be found at the New YorK Genealogical and Biographical Society in New York City. Both the "Brouwer Beginnings" articles and the manuscript have been used as a base for the genealogy of Adam Brouwer's family presented here.. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  7. [S2300] Chris Chester, "New Insight into the Origins of Adam Brouwer", New Netherland Connections Vol. 13, pages 85-92 (2008): To my knowledge this approximate date of birth is not based on any account in which Adam may have given his age (such as a deposition). The date, ca.1620, is what seems to be generally accepted, and is most likely based upon Adam's marriage in 1645, and assuming he was about aged 25 when married. A reasonable assumption for the time in which he lived.. Hereinafter cited as "New Insight into the Origins of Adam Brouwer."
  8. [S3590] Jeff Snedeker, "The Men Who Fought the Manhattan Indian War: Part II, The Roster", New Netherland Connections Vol. 4, page 97 (1999): 4:112. Hereinafter cited as "The Men Who Fought the Manhattan Indian War, Part 2."
  9. [S1591] Samuel S. Purple, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York; Marriages from 11 December 1639 to 26 August 1801 (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, reprint 2003, original 1890 NYG&BS), page 13. Adam Brouwer, j.m. Van Ceulen, en Magdalena Verdon, j.d. Van N. Nederlt. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, RDC NA/NY.
  10. [S2114] Kenneth Scott and Kenn Stryker-Rodda, Council Minutes, 1638-1649, New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch, Vol. 4 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974), pp.291-295 (242). A Summons to the Rev. Everardus Bogardus which describes a confrontation between Rev. Bogardus and Dir. Gen. Kieft.. Hereinafter cited as Council Minutes, 1638-1649.
  11. [S2764] New York Historical Society, Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year 1892 (New York: Publication Fund Series, 1893), page 213. Hereinafter cited as Coll. of the NYHS, 1892.
  12. [S2104] Arnold J.F. Van Laer, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1647, New York Historical Manuscripts, Vol. 2 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974), p.292 (141c). Contract of sale from Hendrick Jansen to Adam Brouwer of a house and garden on Manhattan Island.. Hereinafter cited as Register of the Provincial Sec., 1642-1647.
  13. [S2104] Arnold J.F. Van Laer, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1647, New York Historical Manuscripts, Vol. 2 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974), pp.290-2. (141a) Assingment by Adam Brouwer to Geurt Servaessen of his claim on the West India Company. (141b) Power of Attorney from Adam Brouwer to Guert Servaeszen to collect wages due from the West India Company.pp341-2 (149j) Power of Attorney from Adam Brouwer to Govert Loockermans to receive monry due him by the West India Company. "Marinhan" is present day Maranhão, a State in northeast Brazil, along the Atlantic Coast.. Hereinafter cited as Register of the Provincial Sec., 1642-1647.
  14. [S4871] Steve Brewer, Adam Brouwer Before New Amsterdam, Digital file, July 10, 2012, Chris Chester, Kent, New York, page 2. Guert Servaesz worked as a baleinsnijder (whalebone cutter) while living at Papenbrugsteeg 4 in Amsterdam in 1650. Citing Bronnen tot de geschiedenis van het bedrijfsleven en het gildewezen van Amsterdam 1510-1672/Sources for the history of business and guilds in Amsterdam 1510-1672 at www.historici.nl.
  15. [S2114] Kenneth Scott and Kenn Stryker-Rodda, Council Minutes, 1638-1649, New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch, Vol. 4 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974), p.262-263 (221).. Hereinafter cited as Council Minutes, 1638-1649.
  16. [S2110] Charles T. Gehring, Land Papers, New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch, Vols. GG, HH & II (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980), p.48 (GG 167) Patent to Adam Brouwer.. Hereinafter cited as Land Papers.
  17. [S2109] Charles T. Gehring, Council Minutes, 1652-1654, New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch, Vol. 5 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), p.15. Hereinafter cited as Council Minutes, 1652-1654.
  18. [S2109] Charles T. Gehring, Council Minutes, 1652-1654, New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch, Vol. 5 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), p.18. Hereinafter cited as Council Minutes, 1652-1654.
  19. [S2110] Charles T. Gehring, Land Papers, New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch, Vols. GG, HH & II (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980), p.124 (II 54) Conveyance to Abram Pieterse Molenaer from Adriaen Keyser.. Hereinafter cited as Land Papers.
  20. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948). Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  21. [S1709] Wilson V. Ledley, "Willem Adriaense Bennet of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Some of His Descendants", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.93, pp. 193-204; 94, pp. 34-41, 107-114, 156-169, 205-213; Vol. 95, pp. 10-27, 155-165, 204-207 (1962-1964): 93:201. Hereinafter cited as "Willem Adriaense Bennet of Brooklyn."
  22. [S1762] Berthold Fernow, Minutes of the Orphan Masters of New Amsterdam 1655 to 1663, Vol.1 (New York: Francis P. Harper, 1902), pp.229-230. Hereinafter cited as Orphan Masters of New Amsterdam.
  23. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 13. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  24. [S1758] Baptisms in the Reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn as per the records of said Church from Oct. 31, 1660 to Dec 13, 1719: From Corporation Manual of the City of Brooklyn, 1869, pages 448 to 504; FHL film #0017529, item 4 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1939), Copied and translated from the Dutch by Teunis G. Bergen. Filmed from the typed manuscript in the Holland Society of New York, p.448. Hereinafter cited as Brooklyn Baptisms (T.G. Bergen).
  25. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 109. Adam (died February 8, 1661); parents: Pieter Pra, Catharina Letie, "at the Creupelbosch". Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  26. [S2112] Kenneth Scott and Kenn Stryker-Rodda, The Register of Salomon Lachaire, Notary Public of New Amsterdam, 1661-1662, New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978), p.13-14. Hereinafter cited as Reg. of Salomon Lachaire, 1661-1662.
  27. [S1758] Baptisms in the Reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn as per the records of said Church from Oct. 31, 1660 to Dec 13, 1719: From Corporation Manual of the City of Brooklyn, 1869, pages 448 to 504; FHL film #0017529, item 4 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1939), Copied and translated from the Dutch by Teunis G. Bergen. Filmed from the typed manuscript in the Holland Society of New York, p.450. Hereinafter cited as Brooklyn Baptisms (T.G. Bergen).
  28. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 111. Abraham; parents: Pieter Pra, Catrina Abrahams, "from the Creupelb(osch)". Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  29. [S1769] Lila James Roney, "The Kroesen-Croesen Family of Staten Island and Bucks County, Pennsylvania", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.75 (1944): 75:97. Hereinafter cited as "Kroesen-Croesen, NYGBR 75 (1944)."
  30. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 112. Dirck; parents: Gerrit Croesen, Neeltie Jans. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  31. [S2108] Peter R. Christoph and Florence A. Christoph, Books of General Entries of the Colony of New York, 1664-1673, New York Historical Manuscripts, English (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1982), p.181. Hereinafter cited as Books of General Entries, New York, 1664-1673.
  32. [S2108] Peter R. Christoph and Florence A. Christoph, Books of General Entries of the Colony of New York, 1664-1673, New York Historical Manuscripts, English (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1982), p.300. The entry is from the mss index. Apparently the full text is missing, as is the date although it is listed with other full entries from 1669. The fine is probably a result of his having refused to grind corn equitably.. Hereinafter cited as Books of General Entries, New York, 1664-1673.
  33. [S2111] Peter R. Christoph and Florence A. Christoph, Records of the Court of Assizes for the Colony of New York, 1665-1682, New York Historical Manuscripts, English (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), p.48. Hereinafter cited as Recs. of the Court of Assizes, 1665-1682.
  34. [S2113] Peter R. Chistoph, Administrative Papers of Governors Richard Nicolls and Francis Lovelace, 1664-1673, New York Historical Manuscripts, English, Vol. 22 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980), p.200. no.7. Gives the date for the hearing before the Court of Assizes, 6 Sept. 1669. The Court of Assizes session itself is not dated.. Hereinafter cited as Adm. Papers of Govs. Nicholls and Lovelace, 1664-1673.
  35. [S2108] Peter R. Christoph and Florence A. Christoph, Books of General Entries of the Colony of New York, 1664-1673, New York Historical Manuscripts, English (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1982), p.370 (A:586); p.378 (A602).. Hereinafter cited as Books of General Entries, New York, 1664-1673.
  36. [S2108] Peter R. Christoph and Florence A. Christoph, Books of General Entries of the Colony of New York, 1664-1673, New York Historical Manuscripts, English (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1982), p.385. Hereinafter cited as Books of General Entries, New York, 1664-1673.
  37. [S1809] Josephine C. Frost, "Genealogical Gleanings From Book No. 2 of Conveyances, Brooklyn, Kings Co., N.Y.", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.54 (1923): 54:306. Kings Co. Deeds 2:178, 179. Hereinafter cited as "Brooklyn Conveyances, NYGBR 54 (1923)."
  38. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  39. [S1766] Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York, Excerpted from The Documentary History of the State of New York (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1979, 1989, 1999), p.100. Adam Brouwer, Willem Brouwer and Jabecq Brouwer all listed in succession.. Hereinafter cited as Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York.
  40. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 353. Old Members found here in the 4 Villages in the year 1677. Gowanus. Under censure Adam Brouwer and wife Magdalena Verdon by certificate for N. York 29 August 1707 (crossed through). Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  41. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 8:121. Adolf; parents: Evert Hendrickszen, Fytie Brouwers.
  42. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), pp.17-18, 25. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  43. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 337 Register of the Members from the Four Villages. 19 Nov 1679. Gowanus. Adam Brouwer, under censure, and wife Magdalena Verdon. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  44. [S1766] Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York, Excerpted from The Documentary History of the State of New York (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1979, 1989, 1999), p.120. Hereinafter cited as Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York.
  45. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), p.355. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  46. [S1766] Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York, Excerpted from The Documentary History of the State of New York (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1979, 1989, 1999), p.38. Hereinafter cited as Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York.
  47. [S1609] Adam Brouwer will (22 Jan 1691/92), Albany Wills, 1629-1802 Vol. AB, page 3: A transcription of Adam Brouwer's will can be found at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…
    Digital images of Adam Brouwer's will, as found in the Albany records, can be viewed at https://picasaweb.google.com/ccbnf1404/AdamBrouwerSWill1692, Albany Court of Appeals, Albany, New York. Hereinafter cited as Albany Wills AB:3.
  48. [S2076] John J. Gallagher, The Battle of Brooklyn (New York: Sarpedon, 1995), An excellent modern account one of the Revolution's most important events.. Hereinafter cited as Battle of Brooklyn.
  49. [S1586] Brower Mill Petition, 1818 Congressional petition, by Mary Brower, widow of Abraham Brower deceased, on behalf of descendants of Jeremiah Brower, deceased (Washington, D.C.: NARA, Nov. 25, 1818). Photocopy in the possession of Lilly Martin. Transcribed by Lilly Martin, 2007.. Hereinafter cited as 1818 Congressional Petition.
  50. [S2179] Notes on the Search for Adam Brouwer's Origins. FHL #0187154 Kirchenbuch 1571-1803, Nederlands Hervomde Kerk, Coln. Has the years 1614 to 1630 with a few gaps. Did not find any name that resembles the surname Brouwer/Brauer or the given name Adolph or Adam. June 20, 2008.
    FHL #01851754 Kirchenbuch Hochdeutsche Ref. Kirche, Coln, 1593-1803. There is a baptism dated 4 Feb 1594 of Bieltgen daughter of Chirstoffel Brewer von Winstern and Entgen Wiehsweilers, sponsors Eva Pieters, Christian haus frau, Johan Perrin und Wielhelmen Wirts haus frau. Baptisms end in 1594 then resume with the year 1720. July 18, 2008.
    FHL #0118630 Kerkelijke registers, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk, Katwijk Binnen, Zuid Holland. Searched Aug. 15, 2008. This search was an attempt to find a baptism record for an Adam son of Frans Sijmonsen Brouwer. No one by the name of Brouwer, or Adam, or Frans, was found in the registers for the years 1620-1622.
    FHL #0187108 Kirchenbuch 1595-1798 Katholische Kirche Kunibertkirche, Coln. Searched Aug. 29, 2008. No Brouwers were found.
    FHL #0187140 Kirchenbuch 1591-1798, Katholische Kirche Mauritskirsche, Coln. Searched Sept. 5, 2008.. Hereafter as Search for Adam Brouwer's Origins.
  51. [S2300] Chris Chester, "New Insight into the Origins of Adam Brouwer", New Netherland Connections Vol. 13, pages 85-92 (2008): We know that Adam was born in Cologne from his 1645 marriage record at the Dutch Church in New Amsterdam. The record calls Adam, "van Ceulen," which in the context of the marriage records of that time, would indicate that he was born in Cologne (now within the borders of present day Germany). In his own will Adam called himself, "Adam Brouwer Berchoven." Berchoven, or variations thereof, were also used on the marriage records of a number of his children, namely Abraham, Nicholas, Rachel, Adam, Jr., and Anna. The article includes an explanation of “Berckhoven.". Hereinafter cited as "New Insight into the Origins of Adam Brouwer."
  52. [S122] Notes:See the Brouwer Genealogy blog posting, "Daniel, Son of Adam Brouwer???" of December 15, 2012, for an update see www.brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com, "Daniel, Son of Adam Brouwer ???" post of December 15, 2012.
  53. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 5:96. Wilhelmus; parents: Adam Brouwer, (mother not recorded).
  54. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 5:149. Maria; parents: Adam Brouwer, (mother not recorded).

Adam Adamsz Brouwer1,2

b. 18 May 1662, d. before 20 December 1706
  • Adam Adamsz Brouwer was baptized on 18 May 1662 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York; sponsor Neeltje Jans.3,4
  • He married with banns published on 18 May 1690 at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, Marretje Hendrickse, daughter of Hendrick Volckerszen and Geertien Claess.5
  • Adam Adamsz Brouwer probably died before 20 December 1706 when "Marya Brower," appears on the assessment list at Brooklyn with 26 acres.6
  • Also known as Adam Adamse Berckhoven.7
  • Also known as Adolph Brouwer de Jonge.8
  • Patronymic: Adam Adamszen; (when a bapt. sponsor for Helena Nazareth in 1696).9
  • Also known as Adolf Brouwer Jr.10
  • Baptized in 1662, First Dutch Church at Brooklyn, Adam married Marretie Hendrickse and remained in Brooklyn. The couple's four known children were all baptized at the First Dutch Church at Brooklyn. His son Hendrick is found in Somerset and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey. As with his brother Willem, Adam's descendants have not been well followed.
  • He witnessed the baptism of Hendrick Matthysz Brouwer , son of Matthys Adamsz Brouwer and Marietje Pieterse Wyckoff, on 6 December 1679 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Adam Brouwer, Barentie Hendricx).11
  • Adam Adamsz Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Hendrick Evertszen Van Gelder , son of Evert Hendricksen and Fytie Adamse Brouwer, on 27 October 1682 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Adam Brouwer, Marrietie Brouwers).12
  • Adam Adamsz Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Aeltje Matthyse Brouwer , daughter of Matthys Adamsz Brouwer and Marietje Pieterse Wyckoff, on 28 September 1684 at Midwout (Flatbush), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (witnesses Aaltje Pieters, Adolph Brouwer, de Jonge.).13
  • Adam Adamsz Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Jannetje Evertse Van Gelder , daughter of Evert Hendricksen and Fytie Adamse Brouwer, on 30 November 1684 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Adolf Brouwer, de Jonge, and Marritje Brouwers).14,8
  • Adam Adamsz Brouwer took the Oath of Allegiance in September 1687 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, as "Adam brouwer Junior, native."15
  • He witnessed the baptism of John Drake , son of Josias Janszen Drats and Aeltje Adamse Brouwer, on 11 December 1687 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (witnesses: Adam Brouw de Jonge (the younger), Antje Brouwer).16
  • Both Adam and his wife were "of Brooklyn" at the time of their marriage. On the marriage record Adam is entered as "Adam Adams Berckoven." Some have given Adam a second wife, Angenietje, but no record of her has been found. In the 1698 census of Kings Co., Adam is living in Breukelen with a family of 1 male, 1 female, and 4 children.9
  • Adam is named in his father's will dated 22 Jan 1691/92.17
  • On 18 Mar 1694, Volkert Hendrickse Breets of Brooklyn sold to Adam Brower of Brooklyn, for fifty pounds, a lot of ground situated in Brooklyn towards Gowanus between the lands of Jacob Brower and Volkert Briez, aforesaid.18
  • Adam Adamsz Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Helena Nazareth , daughter of William Nazareth and Helena Adamse Brouwer, on 29 March 1696 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Adam Adamszen, Rachel Brouwers).19
  • Adam Adamsz Brouwer appeared on the census in 1698 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, as Adam Brouwer, with a family of 1 man, 1 woman, and 4 children. Recorded between Jacob Brouwer and Claes Vechten.20
  • Adam Brower, Jr. is mentioned in a Kings County conveyance dated 23 Oct 1701: "Volkert Briez and wife Elizabeth of Gowanus deed Coll. Gerardus Beeckman of Kings Co. land in Gowanus bounded by land formerly owned by Adam Brower, Jr."21

Family: Marretje Hendrickse b. bt 1660 - 1665

Citations

  1. [S519] T.G. Bergen, "Contributions to the History of the Early Settlers of Kings County, N.Y.", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vols. 9-11 (1878-1880). Hereinafter cited as "Early Settlers of Kings Co."
  2. [S520] Floyd I. Brewer, A Dutch - English Odyssey; Stories of Brewer & Estey Families in North America 1636-1996 (Delmar, New York: Floyd I. Brewer; Hamilton Printing Co., 1997), Please note that the author's line of descent from Adam Brouwer, as claimed in this book, is incorrect. Hereinafter cited as A Dutch-English Odyssey.
  3. [S1758] Baptisms in the Reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn as per the records of said Church from Oct. 31, 1660 to Dec 13, 1719: From Corporation Manual of the City of Brooklyn, 1869, pages 448 to 504; FHL film #0017529, item 4 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1939), Copied and translated from the Dutch by Teunis G. Bergen. Filmed from the typed manuscript in the Holland Society of New York, p.450. Hereinafter cited as Brooklyn Baptisms (T.G. Bergen).
  4. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 112. Adam; parents: Adam Brouwer, Magdaleentie Jacobs. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  5. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), p.269. Adam Adamse (B)erkoven, j.m., met Marretie Hendricks, j.d., beijde woonachtigh tot Bruekelen" (both residing at Brooklyn). Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  6. [S2042] Kings County, New York, Deeds v.1-4; FHL #1413189 (New York, New York, Salt Lake City, Utah: Recordak Corp.; Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957), Microfilm of original records at the New York Registers Office in New York City., 3:91. A list of the assessment of Broocklands inmprovable lands and meadows within fence. The other possibilities here for the "Marya Brower," are Willem Brouwer's wife Martha, although Willem was still alive himself, or Marritje Brouwer, the wife of Barent van Tilburg, although he was also alive on this date.. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  7. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 269. Adam Adamse (B)erckhoven, young man, with Marretie Hendricks, young lady; both residing at Brooklyn. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  8. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 433. Jannetje; parents: Everd Hendriksz, Sophia Brouwers; op Breukelen; witnesses: Adolph Brouwer, de Jonge, Marritje Brouwers. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  9. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:29. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  10. [S528] Arthur Pine Van Gelder, "Van Gelder Families in America", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record Vol.75 (1944): 75:169. Hereinafter cited as "Van Gelder, NYG&BR 75 (1944)."
  11. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 9:22.
  12. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 10:26. Hendrick; parents: Evert Hendrickszen, Fytie Brouwers.
  13. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 432. Stijntje (crossed through) Aaltje; parents: Matthijs Brouwer, Marie Pieters; op Midwoud; witnesses: Aaltje Pieters, Adolph Brouwer, de Jonge. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  14. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 124. Jannitje; parents: Evert Hendricksen, Fijtje Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  15. [S1766] Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York, Excerpted from The Documentary History of the State of New York (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1979, 1989, 1999), p.38. Hereinafter cited as Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York.
  16. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 127. Jan; parents: Jesaijas Dreets, Aeltje Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  17. [S1609] Adam Brouwer will (22 Jan 1691/92), Albany Wills, 1629-1802 Vol. AB, page 3: FHL film #0824735, Albany Court of Appeals, Albany, New York. Hereinafter cited as Albany Wills AB:3.
  18. [S2042] Kings County, New York, Deeds v.1-4; FHL #1413189 (New York, New York, Salt Lake City, Utah: Recordak Corp.; Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957), Microfilm of original records at the New York Registers Office in New York City., 3:197. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  19. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 14:34. Helena; parents: Willem Nazareth, Helena Brouwers.
  20. [S1766] Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York, Excerpted from The Documentary History of the State of New York (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1979, 1989, 1999), p.176. Hereinafter cited as Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York.
  21. [S1809] Josephine C. Frost, "Genealogical Gleanings From Book No. 2 of Conveyances, Brooklyn, Kings Co., N.Y.", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.54 (1923): 54:315. Hereinafter cited as "Brooklyn Conveyances, NYGBR 54 (1923)."
  22. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 131. Maddaleentje; parents: Adam Brouwer, Marritje Hendricksen. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  23. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 134. Marijtje; parents: Adam Brouwer, Marritje Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  24. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 137. Hillegont; parents: Adam Brouwer, Marritje Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  25. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 140. Hendrick; parents: Adam Brouwer, Marretje. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.

Adam Brouwer1

b. 5 March 1721
  • Adam Brouwer was baptized on 5 March 1721 at First Reformed Church, Raritan (Somerville), Somerset Co., New Jersey; witnesses: Thomas and Neltje Bouman.2

Citations

  1. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:30. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  2. [S1366] "First Reformed Church Raritan (Somerville) Baptisms", Somerset County Historical Quarterly Vol. 2 (1913): p.210. Adam; parents: Hendrick Brouwer and Elisabeth. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Raritan."

Adam Brouwer1,2

b. 14 February 1722, d. 24 September 1731
  • Adam Brouwer was baptized on 14 February 1722 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Jesse Montajne, Wyntje Brouwers.3
  • He was buried on 24 September 1731 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York.1
  • He died on 24 September 1731.4,5

Citations

  1. [S1319] William Brower Bogardus, Dear "Cousin": A Charted Genealogy of the Descendants of Anneke Jans Bogardus (1605-1663) to the 5th Generation - and of her sister, Marritje Jans (Wilmington, OH, U.S.A.: Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, 1996), chart 7B. Hereinafter cited as Dear "Cousin."
  2. [S525] John Reynolds Totten, "Anneke Jans (1607-8?-1663) and Her Two Husbands", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record Vol. 56, pages 202-243 (1925): p.231-237. Hereinafter cited as "Anneke Jans, NYG&BR 56 (1925)."
  3. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 19:84.
  4. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  5. [S525] John Reynolds Totten, "Anneke Jans (1607-8?-1663) and Her Two Husbands", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record Vol. 56, pages 202-243 (1925): p.231-237. .. Hereinafter cited as "Anneke Jans, NYG&BR 56 (1925)."

Adam Brouwer1

b. 13 April 1802, d. 14 November 1892
  • Adam Brouwer was born on 13 April 1802 at Gloucester Co., New Jersey.1
  • He married Janet MacMurchy at Brown Co., Ohio, on 12 October 1824.1
  • Adam Brouwer died on 14 November 1892 at Hamilton Co., Indiana.1

Citations

  1. [S1519] William Bogardus, "E-mail correspondence from William Bogardus," e-mail message from Bogardus, William to Chris Chester and et al, Received May 19, 2008.. Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."

Adelia Brouwer1

b. 30 November 1839, d. 31 January 1905
  • Adelia Brouwer was born on 30 November 1839 at New York.2
  • She died on 31 January 1905 at Methodist Cemetery, Pleasantville, Westchester Co., New York.3
  • Also known as Adelia Brower.4
  • She appeared on the census on 19 August 1850 at Ward 16, New York City, New York Co., New York, as Adelia Brower, age 11, born in New York.4

Citations

  1. [S1355] P.R. Warner, Descendants of Peter Willemse Roome (New York: n.pub., 1883), p.162. Hereinafter cited as Des. of Peter Willemse Roome.
  2. [S278] William Richard Cutter, compiler, New England Families Genealogical and Memorial (New York: Clearfield Co.1915; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc. 1997), page 215. Hereinafter cited as New England Familes Genealogical and Memorial.
  3. [S5497] William B. Bogardus Collection of Brouwer, Brower and Brewer Family Material and Correspondence, Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio, Box 5, CEM PP-38, Inscriptions from Methodist Cemetery at Pleasantville, Westchester Co., New York. "Copied Dec. 1907" (by whom and location of source not stated). . Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  4. [S212] Ronald V. Jackson and Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1850 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1999), Federal census, Ser. M432, Roll 553, page 265B, image 536. Abraham Brower household. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Census.

Adolf Brouwer1,2

b. 1 April 1725, d. circa 12 February 1780
  • Adolf Brouwer was baptized on 1 April 1725 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey; sponsors Cornelis Brouwer, Lena Brouwer.3
  • He married Elisabeth Lassing, daughter of Isaac Pietersz Lassen and Sara Buys, at First Reformed Dutch Church, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York, on 6 January 1749; "Dolphus Brouwer, Lizabet Lassing, married by license."4
  • Adolf Brouwer died circa 12 February 1780 ; in Bergen Co., New Jersey or New York City.5
  • Also known as Adolphus Brewer Jr.6
  • From William J. Hoffman (1947): "A marriage to Mary Ellen, tentatively attributed to Adolf (NYG&BR vol.64) belongs to his son; two children of that couple were bapt. respectively at Schraalanburg in 1778 and at NYDR in 1781. Adolph Brouwer and Mary Ellen were married before 1773. Another possible child of this Adolph is Adolph Brouwer, b. 3 Jul 1777, d. 23 Aug 1855, m. Elizabeth Baker, b. 25 Feb 1775, d. 24 Dec 1853, both buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York" (This was propossed by Hoffman in 1947, Cummin in 1968 shows proof that Adolph, or Adolphus was actually a son of Isaac Brouwer, who was a brother of this Adolf).6
  • From Donna G. Ewins (1999): "No church records have been found for this couple after the baptism of their fourth child, and they did not serve as baptismal sponsors for any Lassing children after 1755. It is possible that they left Dutchess County after 1760, however, a Dolf Brewer/Brower is listed in the Rombout Precinct tax lists from 1753-1760 and agian in 1762 and 1763" (The family apparently went to Bergen County, New Jersey, where son Adof and his wife, Mary Allen, had children baptized at Scharaalenburg. After the start of the Revolution, this Loyalist family fled to New York City).7
  • Dolf Brower appears on the tax list in Rombout Precinct, Dutchess Co., New York in the years 1753-1760, 1762, and 1763. There is no other known Adolf/Adolphus/Dolf Brouwer to whom these appearances may apply.8
  • He witnessed the baptism of Lisabeth Lassing , daughter of Pieter Lassing and Caecillia Cook, on 25 May 1755 at Zion Lutheran Church, Loonenburg, New York, (sponsors Adolph Brouwer/Bro(ms)er and Lisabeth).9
  • Adolf and his family were in Bergen County, New Jersey at the onset of the American Revolution.5
  • He is identified as the Adolphus Brewer Jr. who went to New Zealand, New Brunswick, Canada with his wife and two children in 1783, by Floyd I. Brewer (Dutch-English Odyssey), first living at Swan Creek near Oromocto, then at Tripp Settlement a few miles east of the town of New Zealand in 1793. Floyd Brewer, however, is in error on this point as this Adolphus never went to Canada and was deceased by Feb. 1780, when his widow petitioned for assistance as a Loyalist refugee in New York City (see footnote). The Adolphus Brewer who did appear in New Brunswick, is the son (with his wife Mary Allen and their two eldest children).10,5
  • Adolf Brouwer is treated by Hoffman in "Brouwer Beginnings" (TAG 24:168), but only by suggesting some possibilities regarding the placements of the Adolf Brouwer who married "Mary Ellen" (his son, he married Mary Allen), and the Adolph Brouwer who married Elizabeth Baker (his nephew, son of brother, Isaac).11
  • Of the children recorded here for Adolf and Elisabeth (Lassing) Brouwer, only Isaac, Jannetje, Sarah and Lisabeth have baptism records. While son Adolphus is most certainly a son (named for paternal grandfather, and names his own eldest daughter Elisabeth and eldest son Adolphus) the remaing children have a less secure claim. The argument in favor of their inclusion is that they all show up in the same settlement in New Brunswick after the Revolution. However, until more direct evidence is uncovered, it is not unreasonable to believe that at least some of them may have arrived there independantly.
  • Jacob Brouwer is a possible son of Adolf Brouwer. Jacob's widow, Agnes, does appear in New Brunswick after the Revolution, but there is little record of Jacob. It is possible that Jacob may have been named for Jacob Verdon, who would be his paternal grandmother's father. At this time there is not enough evidence to confirm a father - son relationship between these two.

Family: Elisabeth Lassing b. 17 Nov 1733 or 19 Nov 1733

Citations

  1. [S542] Katherine Hewitt Cummin, "Adolphus Brower (1777-1855)", The American Genealogist 44:150-153 (1968). Hereinafter cited as "TAG 44:150-153."
  2. [S541] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Corrections", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 69:172-179 (1938): p.177. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Corr., NYGBR 69 (1938)."
  3. [S1863] First Reformed Church (Hackensack N.J.), Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey (New York: Collections of the Holland Society, 1891), Hackensack Baptisms, page 144. Adolph; parents: Adolf Brouwer, Jannetje Verdon. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  4. [S1747] Burhans Collection, "Records of the First Reformed (Dutch) Church of Poughkeepsie, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.73-75 (1942-1944): 73:230. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Poughkeepsie, NYGBR 73-75."
  5. [S2243] Memorials of Elizabeth Brewer/Brower and Jemima Brewer/Brower, Papers of the British Army in America vol.23, May 1 - June 1780, nos. 2704 - 2818, Ottawa; National Archives of Canada, Microfilm M-350.Provided by Paul Brewer, New Brunswick, Canada. Notes originally made by Pat Hart at the National Archives of Canada. Full text: "To His Excellency Major General James Robertson, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Provence of New York; The Memorial of Elizabeth Brewer and Jemima Brewer Humbley showeth that your Memorialists are the disturbed widows of Adolphus Brower and Isaac Brower who were obliged to flee to the city for protection from the Persecution of the rebels that your Memorialists had the great misfortune to loose their husbands in this city near 2 12 months (1779/80). They have each of them several loving children which they are unable to support without assistance, they therfore most humbley pray that the allowence of rations may be continued to them for the future of the above. Each beg leave to refer your Excellency to the certificate herein annexed-and they as duty bound will ever pray." Signed by their marks, Elizabeth Brewer and Jemima Brower. Dated New York 6 May 1780.
    The annexed certificate: "I hereby certify that Elizabeth Brower and Jemima Brower are the widows of Adolphus Brower and Isaac Brower who were refugees from the County of Bergen and were obliged to fly to this city for protection from persecution of the rebels and that they were ever Loyal subjects and have been striped of their property by the Rebels. That these Women are Persons of good characters. That they have each of them several young children which they are unable to support without assistance. I would therfore recommend them as subjects of his Majesty's Bounty." Dated New York 5 May 1780, (initials) William Franklin, Governor of New Jersey. Hereinafter cited as Memorials of Elizabeth Brewer/Brower and Jemima Brewer/Brower.
  6. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948). Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  7. [S543] Donna G. Ewins, "Pieter Pieterse Lassen of Dutchess Co. & His Descendants", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vol.129-131 (1998-2000): 130:286. Hereinafter cited as "Pieter Pieterse Lassen of Dutchess Co."
  8. [S1485] Clifford M. Buck, compiler, Dutchess County, NY Tax Lists (Rhinebeck, NY: Kinship, 1990), p.171. Hereinafter cited as Dutchess Co. NY Tax Lists.
  9. [S543] Donna G. Ewins, "Pieter Pieterse Lassen of Dutchess Co. & His Descendants", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vol.129-131 (1998-2000): 130:215. Hereinafter cited as "Pieter Pieterse Lassen of Dutchess Co."
  10. [S520] Floyd I. Brewer, A Dutch - English Odyssey; Stories of Brewer & Estey Families in North America 1636-1996 (Delmar, New York: Floyd I. Brewer; Hamilton Printing Co., 1997), p.46. Hereinafter cited as A Dutch-English Odyssey.
  11. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:168. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  12. [S2062] "Baptismal Records of Zion Lutheran Church of Loonenburg, Now Athens, Greene Co., New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols. 82, 83, 84 (1951, 1952): 84:16. Hereinafter cited as "Zion Luth. Ch. Loonenburg, Bapt., NYGBR 83 (1952)."
  13. [S2062] "Baptismal Records of Zion Lutheran Church of Loonenburg, Now Athens, Greene Co., New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols. 82, 83, 84 (1951, 1952): 84:24. Hereinafter cited as "Zion Luth. Ch. Loonenburg, Bapt., NYGBR 83 (1952)."
  14. [S1374] William B. Bogardus, "Professional Genealogist," e-mail message from Bogardus, William B. (unknown address) to Chris Chester, Perry Brewer, Karen Sims and Lilly Martin, 22 Nov 2006, "The professional genealogist that Floyd Brewer first employed for determining his ancestry back to Adam BROUWER was Florence A. Christoph of Selkirk, NY. She is the one that convinced him of his descent from Matthys BROUWER, son of Adam - - and, I will admit, I first thought that she might be correct but before the book was published Floyd and I were convinced that she was wrong. Unfortunately, it had already gone to press. Even before he employed Florence, Floyd had been in contact with several others, including Paul Brewer of New Brunswick and John Brewer of New Zealand (not in N.B. but "down under") (now deceased - who visited me here in Wilmington). John had even been to England searching records there and we all had discussed the most probable descent from Nicholas and then his son Adolph, b. 1693, etc. There were many circumstantial bits of evidence but there were also incongruities that we could never actually come to an assurance that this suggested ancestry was correct. I had not been in direct contact with Paul at this time - - but Floyd kept me pretty well abreast of most of the data he was receiving. Paul is recognized in the book, as I am also, as "Genealogical Consultants". I have scores of summaries, bits of evidence, land extracts, old letters, and professional notes but in spite of it all, I was never able to put it all together without some doubt. I don't really have time to go through it all again but am still very interested in the suggested family connections that are periodically presented.
    After the book was published, Floyd then employed a second professional genealogist, Glenna Hill of Ocean Grove, NJ and I have some of her notes and data also. Although never finally accepted or published, her final conclusion was that John Brewer, b. ca. 1774, who married Elizabeth YERXA, ca. 1793, was the son of Adolph BROWER (1750- ) of Athens, NY, Burton and New Zealand, N.B., who married Mary ALLEN in Hudson, N.Y. prior to 1773; and this Adolph was the son of Adolph BROUWER (1725- ), of Hackensack, NJ, Wappingers Falls, NY and Athens, NY, who married Elizabeth LASSING in 1749; and this Adolph was the son of Adolph BROUWER (1693-1742), who married Jannetje VERDON; Adolph the son of Nicholas and Nicholas the son of Adam BROUWER BERCHOVEN.
    I think Glenna Hill was perhaps on the right track but I'm not absolutely convinced that she was correct. In any event. I really do believe that John BREWER, b. ca. 1774, was descended from Adam, Nicholas and Adolph, b. 1693". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus, e-mail, 11-20-2006."

Adolf Brouwer1,2,3

b. say 1750, d. circa 1800
  • Adolf Brouwer was born say 1750 at probably Dutchess Co., New York, (no record of baptism, he is certainly a son of Adolf and Elizabeth (Lassing) Brouwer. As was named for his paternal grandfather, he would then likely be the eldest son. Adolf in turn named his eldest daughter and son, Elisabeth and Adolphus).
  • He married Mary Allen, daughter of John Allen and Rachel Van Buskirk, at probably New Jersey before 1778.4
  • Adolf Brouwer died circa 1800 at York Co., New Brunswick, Canada.2
  • Also known as Adolf Brewer.
  • Also known as Dolph Brewer.
  • Also known as Rolf Brouwer (possibly an incorrect transcription of Dolf).5
  • Also known as Ralph Brewer (possibly a mis-reading of Dolph).6
  • Adolphus Brewer, with wife Mary, and two children, came to New Brunswick as a Loyalist refugee of the American Revolution in 1783.7
  • A deed of 6 Aug 1832, records the heirs of Adolphus Brewer: Sunbury Co Land Records M (14) 454: "Adolphus Brewer and Elizabeth my wife, Cornelius Brewer and Elenor his wife, Catherine Sawyer and Hannah Morehouse, heirs of the late Ralph Brewer deceased of Douglas county of York and Province of New Brunswick, Yeoman, for 30 pounds paid by Hollon Bridges of parish of Sheffield in county of Sunbury sell a parcel of land being in the rear of two front lots of the parish of Burton known as lot 2 of lands granted to William Frie, Ralph Brewer and others."6
  • John Brouwer and Adolf Brouwer are both represented by direct descendants who have participated in the Brewer DNA Project. John Brewer is represented by kit #75657, and Adolf Brewer is represented by kit #81173. The results show identical matches on twelve markers, which implies a very high probability that John and Adolf Brewer are brothers.8

Family: Mary Allen b. 4 Mar 1755

Citations

  1. [S1374] William B. Bogardus, "Professional Genealogist," e-mail message from Bogardus, William B. (unknown address) to Chris Chester, Perry Brewer, Karen Sims and Lilly Martin, 22 Nov 2006, "The professional genealogist that Floyd Brewer first employed for determining his ancestry back to Adam BROUWER was Florence A. Christoph of Selkirk, NY. She is the one that convinced him of his descent from Matthys BROUWER, son of Adam - - and, I will admit, I first thought that she might be correct but before the book was published Floyd and I were convinced that she was wrong. Unfortunately, it had already gone to press. Even before he employed Florence, Floyd had been in contact with several others, including Paul Brewer of New Brunswick and John Brewer of New Zealand (not in N.B. but "down under") (now deceased - who visited me here in Wilmington). John had even been to England searching records there and we all had discussed the most probable descent from Nicholas and then his son Adolph, b. 1693, etc. There were many circumstantial bits of evidence but there were also incongruities that we could never actually come to an assurance that this suggested ancestry was correct. I had not been in direct contact with Paul at this time - - but Floyd kept me pretty well abreast of most of the data he was receiving. Paul is recognized in the book, as I am also, as "Genealogical Consultants". I have scores of summaries, bits of evidence, land extracts, old letters, and professional notes but in spite of it all, I was never able to put it all together without some doubt. I don't really have time to go through it all again but am still very interested in the suggested family connections that are periodically presented.
    After the book was published, Floyd then employed a second professional genealogist, Glenna Hill of Ocean Grove, NJ and I have some of her notes and data also. Although never finally accepted or published, her final conclusion was that John Brewer, b. ca. 1774, who married Elizabeth YERXA, ca. 1793, was the son of Adolph BROWER (1750- ) of Athens, NY, Burton and New Zealand, N.B., who married Mary ALLEN in Hudson, N.Y. prior to 1773; and this Adolph was the son of Adolph BROUWER (1725- ), of Hackensack, NJ, Wappingers Falls, NY and Athens, NY, who married Elizabeth LASSING in 1749; and this Adolph was the son of Adolph BROUWER (1693-1742), who married Jannetje VERDON; Adolph the son of Nicholas and Nicholas the son of Adam BROUWER BERCHOVEN.
    I think Glenna Hill was perhaps on the right track but I'm not absolutely convinced that she was correct. In any event. I really do believe that John BREWER, b. ca. 1774, was descended from Adam, Nicholas and Adolph, b. 1693". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus, e-mail, 11-20-2006."
  2. [S2241] Paul Brewer, Adolphus Brouwer, Unpublished Register Report, Sept. 12, 2008, Fully sourced. Copy received via e-mail by Chris Chester from Paul Brewer, 12 Sept. 2008, Chris Chester, Kent, New York.
  3. [S4376] Perry C. Brewer, New Brunswick Provincial Archives Petitions and Grants, Transcriptions with annotations, 2007, Chris Chester, Kent, New York.
  4. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:168. Calls her "Mary Ellen". Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  5. [S1863] First Reformed Church (Hackensack N.J.), Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey (New York: Collections of the Holland Society, 1891), Sch.:270. Baptism record of daughter Elizabeth. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  6. [S2241] Paul Brewer, Adolphus Brouwer, Unpublished Register Report, Sept. 12, 2008, Fully sourced. Copy received via e-mail by Chris Chester from Paul Brewer, 12 Sept. 2008, Chris Chester, Kent, New York, p.2.
  7. [S2242] Perry C. Brewer, Adolphus Brouwer, Descendant Report, Oct. 10, 2008, Fully sourced descendant report compiled by Perry C. Brewer of New Brunswick, Canada. Received via e-mail by Chris Chester from Perry Brewer in October, 2008, Chris Chester, Kent, New York, David G. Bell, Early Loyalists Saint John.
  8. [S1202] Grant Johnston and Richard Brewer,"Brewer DNA Project (Includes Bruer, Brower, Brew, etc.)", online http://www.familytreedna.com/public/BrewerDNA/. , An upgrade to a 37 marker test for kit #81173 would provide more information and may possibly solidify the idea that John Brewer and Adolf Brewer are brothers.. Hereinafter cited as Brewer DNA Project.

Adolph Brouwer1

b. before 1732, d. 19 July 1827
  • Adolph Brouwer was born before 1732 (states his age as 73 in Nov. 1818, but was of legal age in 1754 when he was bequeathed property and named as an executor in his father's will, and is most probably older than his brother Jeury).
  • He married Aeltje Hulst, daughter of Anthony Hulst and Altie van Duyn, at Dutch Reformed Church, Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York, on 6 January 1777.2
  • Adolph Brouwer died on 19 July 1827 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York; "aged 87."3
  • Also known as Adolphus Brower.4
  • He appeared on the census in 1738 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, as one of the two male children in his father's houshold under the age of ten.5
  • , The will of "Jeury Brower of Gowanus in the township of Brookland, miller", dated 18 Sep 1754, leaves his whole estate in the township of Brooklyn to his three sons, Abraham, William, and Adolph in equal shares, with Abraham to recieve £5 as his birthright. The three, Abraham, Wlliam, and Adolph, are names as executors.5
  • On 30 Apr 1773, Adolph was arrested for fishing on a Sunday (History of New Utrecht).6
  • He served during at the Revolutionary War. As a private at New Utrecht.6
  • In a conveyance dated 18 Nov 1785 "Between Adolphus Brouwer of Brookland, Kings Co., yeoman and one of the sons of Jeremiah Brower of same place, yeoman deceased, and his (Adolph's) wife Aeltie (first party) and Abraham Brower, Jeremiah Brower and Antie his wife, William Brower and Mattya Brower, widow of William Brower deceased (second party), and the said Mattya Brower and William Brower, Garret Brower and Abraham Hoagland executors of the will of William Brower formerly of Brooklyn and afterwards of Rumbout Precinct, Dutchess Co., yeoman and now deceased (third party). Above parties agreed to divide Real Estate of Jeremiah Brower deceased situate in Brooklyn, in agreement with the will of Jeremiah Brower." £831was paid by Adolph Brower to the other heirs for the right to the property that consisted of a "farm piece or parcel of ground commonly called Mill Hook situate lying and being in Brooklyn aforesaid and which now part of the estate of the aforesaid Jeremiah Brower deceased together with the mill pond and all streams runs of water mill dams creeks ponds springs meadows (a certain piece of meadow called the big meadows being always intended to be excepted out of the lands intended hereby to be granted and conveyed to the said Adolphus Brower land and marshes thereunto belonging or in anywise appurtaning and all houses outhouses buildings old mill work mill stones, and all the wood and timber that already is collected for the purpose of erecting a mill on the aforesaid stream and all orchards gardens lands common pastures feedings woods underwoods ways paths passages water water courses fishings fowlings easements profits commodities advantages endowments and hereditaments whatsoever to the said Mill Hook and Mill Pond belonging or in any way pertaining or which now are or formerly have been excepted..."The second and third parties were to retain docking and landing rights at the mill property as well as fishing and oyster harvesting rights. Also conveyed were the rights to "that certain tract farm piece or parcel of land also part of the estate of the said Jeremiah Brower deceased and lying and being at Gowanus in Brooklyn Township aforesaid at joining the road that leads to Brooklyn aforesaid bounded northeasterly easterly and southeasterly by lands belonging to the estate of Jacobus Vanderhoven deceased and the estate of Jacobus Degrave deceased and the road that leads from Brooklyn to Flatbush southerly southwesterly and westerly by the mill road so called that leads from Flatbush to the mill aforesaid and northwesterly by the aforesaid road that goes to Brooklyn," containing about 124 acres. In addition, Adolphus is to acquire former woodland purchased from the estate of Wilhelmus Bennet at Gowanus containing ten acres. The conveyance was signed by Jeremiah Brower; Antie, wife of Jeremiah Brower; Abraham Hoagland; Adolphus Brower; Aaltie Brower; Mattya Brower; Abraham Brower; Garrett Brower; William Brower."7
  • He appeared on the census in 1790 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, as Adolphus Brower with a family of 2 males over 16, 1 male under 16, 5 females, and 3 slaves. On the census sheet, the Browers enumerated in succession are: Abraham Brower, Jeremiah Brower, William Brower, Jeremiah Brower, Court Johnston, Abraham Brower, Jr., Adolphus Brower.8
  • "My loveing brother Adolphus Brower" was named by Abraham Brower, as executor of his will dated 13 Feb 1797.9
  • By a deed dated 4 Mar 1798, "Adolph Brower of the township of Brooklyn in Kings County in the State of New York miller and Altie his wife of the first part and John C. Freeke of the City and County of New York in the State of New York merchant of the other part..." sold for "four thousand eight hundred pounds current money of the State of New York," property described as "that certain farm piece or parcel of ground commonly called Mill Hook situate lying and being in the township of Brooklyn in Kings County in the State of New York and which was part of the estate of Jeremiah Brower deceased with the mill pond and all the streams runs of water Mill dams creeks ponds springs meadow (except a piece of meadow called the Big Meadow) lands and marshes thereunto belonging or in anywise appurtaining and all houses and house buildings Mills Millstones and all other Mill works thereunto belonging and all orchards gardens lands common pastures feedings wood underwoods ways paths passages waters watercourses fishing fowling easements profits commodities advantages..." An exception allowed "Abraham Brower, Jeremiah Brower and Antie his wife, William Brower and Mattie Brower widow and relic of William Brower deceased and Mattie Brower, William Brower and Abraham Hogeland executors of the Last Will and Testement of William Brower deceased formerly of Brooklyn," to retain the lawful authority to land and land goods, etc. on the dock at Mill Hook, and "shall also have the priviledge of keeping a reasonable quantity of oysters and other shellfish." With this deed, the mill property originally settled by Adam Brouwer Berkhoven in the mid 1600s, was for the first time no longer owned by a Brouwer descendant.10
  • He appeared on the census in 1800 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, as Adolphus Brower, with a household of 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male over 45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, 2 females 16-25, 1 female over 45, 3 other free persons, and 2 slaves. Enumerated between Thomas Poole and John Devaney. Jeremiah Brower is enumerated on the same sheet, as are John C. Freeke, and Jeremiah Denton.11
  • He was a member of the at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, in 1807.6
  • He appeared on the census in 1810 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, as Adolphus Brower, with a household of 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male over 45, 2? females 10-15, 2 females 16-25, 1 female over 45. Enumerated between James Harper and Thomas Pool.12
  • On 21 Oct 1818, Adolphus Brower, aged 73, was deposed at the Inferior Court of Common Pleas in Kings County, New York regarding the petition of Mary Brower, widow of Abraham Brower and the heirs of Jeremiah Brower, deceased, for reperations for the loss of the mill and property during the Battle of Long Island in August 1776. Adolphus stated that at the time he resided on lands just adjoining the lot belonging to Abraham Brower and Jeremiah Brower on Long Island near Brooklyn, and stated that Abraham and Jeremiah were his cousins.13
  • He appeared on the census in 1820 at Gowanus, Kings Co., New York, as Adol Brower, with a household of 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male over 45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 2 females 26-45, 1 female over 45, 1 person engaged in agriculture.14
  • His will was dated on 10 April 1825 proved 11 Sep 1827. I Adolphus Brower of Brooklyn in the County of Kings and State of New York, being weak in body but of sound mind, memory and understanding (Blessed be God) do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner following (that is to say) First I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Alta Brower all my household and kitchen furniture, plate, beds, bedding linen, china including my clock and watch to have and to hold the same forever. And I do order and direct that executors herein after named shall as soon as convebiently may be after my decease sell off at public vendue all my live stock, waggons, ploughs and all implements of husbandry of what nature or kind soever. And I do further order and direct that my executors shall also sell within one year after my decease the farm whereon I now reside together with any other real estate I may "die" seized or possessed of and to give good and sufficient deeds for the same and after all my just debts and funeral expenses are paid and satisfied the proceeds that remain of my said real estate and also the proceeds of the said livestock, waggons and implements of husbandry I dispose of as follows, that is to say, First I give and bequeath to my said wife one share or seventh part of the said proceeds. Also I give and bequeath to my son John Brower one share or seventh part thereof after deducting the sum of five hundred dollars I paid for him during my lifetime. Also I give and bequeath to my son Garrit Brower one share or seventh part thereof. Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Letty Miserole, widow of Francis Meserole one share or seventh part thereof after deducting the sum of five hundred dollars I paid for her husband Francis Meserole. Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Bennet wife of Jacob Bennet one share or seventh part thereof to be put out at interest by my executors on good security the interest to be paid to her during her natural life and after her decease the same shall be divided among her children share and share alike. Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Cornelia Bennet wife of Richard Bennet one share or seventh part thereof to be put out at interest by my execuotrs on good security the interest to be paid to her during her natural life and after her decease the same shall be divided among her children share and share alike. Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Maria Lefferts wife of Rem Lefferts one share or seventh part thereof. And as to any other personal estate not here in disposed of I give and bequeath the same to my said wife. And lastly I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son in law Rem Lefferts and my friends Abraham Remsen and Nehimiah Denton to be the executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me at any hereto after made.
    Signed Adolphus Brower, wit:Theods Polhemus, John Van Houten, Joshua L. Pell.
    Codicil dated 13 Jun 1825 states, Whereas I have by my said will given to my two daughters Elizabeth Bennet the wife of Jacob Bennet, and Cornelia Bennet the wife of Richard Bennet each one share or seventh part of the proceeds of my real estate, livestock and impliments of husbandry to be put out at interest to be paid to them during their natural lives and after their decease the same to be divided among their children. Now therefore I do further order and direct that the reasonable funeral expenses of my said two daughters Elizabeth and Cornelia shall be first deducted and paid out of the said monies before the same shall be paid over to their children by my executors named in the said will.15,4
  • Administration of Adolph Brouwer's estate was granted on 19 September 1860 Garret Brower appointed administor (all executors being deceased).6

Family: Aeltje Hulst b. bt 1750 - 1760, d. b 26 Dec 1839

Citations

  1. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948). Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  2. [S1881] "Marriages of the Dutch Reformed Church of Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 83, no. 2 (1952): 83:98. Hereinafter cited as "Marriages RDC Fishkill, NYGBR 83 (1952)."
  3. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York, Long Island Patriot of 20 Jul 1827.
  4. [S4838] Adolphus Brower will (April 10, 1825), Will of Adolphus Brower of Brooklyn Lib. 3, pp. 206-209, New York Surrogate's Court, Kings Co., New York, photo copy and transcript by the Long Island Historical Society, in the William B. Bogardus Collection, Box 5, WIL WW-70. Hereinafter cited as Adolphus Brower, Will.
  5. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:99. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  6. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  7. [S1585] Kings County (New York) Conveyances, Deeds v. 5-7; film #1413190 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957, 1958, 1990), Microfilm of the original records at the New York Registers Office, New York City, lib.6, pp.343-352. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co., NY Deeds v.5-7.
  8. [S487] Ancestry.com, 1790 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2000), Federal census, Roll M637-6, image 0372. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Census.
  9. [S1583] Kings County, New York Surrogate's Court; Wills v.1-2, 1787-1823; FHL film # 872178 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971), Microfilm of the original records in the Kings County Courthouse, Brooklyn, New York, pp.235-238. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Wills v.1-2.
  10. [S1585] Kings County (New York) Conveyances, Deeds v. 5-7; film #1413190 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957, 1958, 1990), Microfilm of the original records at the New York Registers Office, New York City, v.7, pp.188-190. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co., NY Deeds v.5-7.
  11. [S205] MyFamily.com, 1800 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, 2003), Federal Census, Roll 23, p.639, image 16. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Census.
  12. [S138] MyFamily.com, 1810 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: My Family.com Inc., 2003), Federal Census, Roll 28, p.618, image 77.00. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Census.
  13. [S1586] Brower Mill Petition, 1818 Congressional petition, by Mary Brower, widow of Abraham Brower deceased, on behalf of descendants of Jeremiah Brower, deceased (Washington, D.C.: NARA, Nov. 25, 1818), State of New York
    Kings County
    Be it remembered that on this twenty first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, before me William Forman first Judge of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas of Kings County, personally appeared Adulphus Brower aged 73 years, who being duly sworn on his oath saith that previous to and during a part of the Revolutionary War he resided on lands just adjoining the lot then belonging to Abraham Brower and Jeremiah Brower on Long Island near Brooklyn, that the building on the lot of Abraham and Jeremiah Brower consisted of a large house and barn and a grist Mill, that those buildings were burnt by the American Army during the Revolutionary War, and at the time that the British landed on Long Island and marched up to New York, and this Deponant further saith, that those buildings were situated without the American lines and were burnt as this Deponant was then informed by the orders of General Greene to keep them from benefiting the enemy, and this Deponant further saith that the said Abraham Brower and Jeremiah Brower were his cousins, and that he was acquainted with them, that they were both in service in the American Army on Long Island at the time the property was burnt, and that their families fled from their home upon the approach of the enemy destitute of anything, but their cloaths, and that a large quantity of grain in the Mill and barn and all the furniture in the house was consumed and destroyed by the fire, and this deponant further saith that the said Abraham and Jeremiah owned a large Mill boat which was then laying in the creek near the Mill, that they had loaded that boat with furniture, provisions, and grains for the purpose of removing, but that the enemy come on so soon that it was impossible to get it out of the creek, and that the boat and it's contents fell into the hands of the enemy and was never restored, that the boat was of the capacity to carry about five hundred bushels of grain and was worth at that time at least two hundred and fifty dollars without the contents. And this Deponant further saith that the house, barn, and Mill which were burnt were worth five thousand dollars without taking into consideration the water privelage or the value of the land, or the property which might have been destroyed in either of the buildings. And this deponat further saith that Mary Brower is the widow of Abraham brower, deceased. And that Lawrence Brower, George Brower, Sarah Vachter, Charity Tidemon, Anna Van Cleve wife of benjamin Van Cleve, and Rebecca Shannon wife of John Shannon, are the children and heirs of Jeremiah Brower, deceased. And this Deponant further saith that the American Army ordered out the grain from the barns in the neighbourhood and had it burnt at that time to keep it from the enemy and this was done as the deponant was informed by order of the Commander in Chief, and further this deponant saith not.
    Taken and sworn the day and year mentioned above written before me.
    Adolphus Brower
    William Furman first Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Kings County.
    I certify that I am aquainted with the above deponant and BELIEVE HIM TO BE A MAN OF TRUTH AND VERACITY.
    William Furman.
    Abraham Vanderveer. Photocopy in the possession of Lilly Martin. Transcribed by Lilly Martin, 2007.. Hereinafter cited as 1818 Congressional Petition.
  14. [S139] Ancestry.com, 1820 United States Federal Census., Digital image of original census records (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2003), Federal Census, Roll M33-64, p.170A, image 180. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Census.
  15. [S2089] Kings County Surrogate's Court, Wills v.3-4, 1823-1835; FHL film #0872179 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971), Microfilm of original records at the Kings County Courthouse, Brooklyn, New York., 3:206. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Wills v.3-4, 1823-1835.
  16. [S1474] "Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835."New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006), (From material originally compiled by William A. D. Eardeley, now held by the Brooklyn Historical Society.). Online www.americanancestors.org.. Hereinafter cited as Abstracts of Wills, etc. in NY 1787-1835.
  17. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:97. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…

Adolph Brouwer1

b. 12 February 1769, d. before 1777
  • Adolph Brouwer was baptized on 12 February 1769 at First Reformed Dutch Church, Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York; (called Odolvis, no sponsors).2
  • He died before 1777.3

Citations

  1. [S541] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Corrections", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 69:172-179 (1938): p.174. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Corr., NYGBR 69 (1938)."
  2. [S1560] Records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Fishkill: Dutchess County, NY, 1731-1850 (n.p.: n.pub., 1930), p.82. Hereinafter cited as RDC Fishkill Recs.
  3. [S2241] Paul Brewer, Adolphus Brouwer, Unpublished Register Report, Sept. 12, 2008, Fully sourced. Copy received via e-mail by Chris Chester from Paul Brewer, 12 Sept. 2008, Chris Chester, Kent, New York.

Adolph Brouwer1,2

b. 15 September 1765
  • Adolph Brouwer was born on 14 June 1765.3
  • He was baptized on 15 September 1765 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Hackensack, Dutchess Co., New York; sponsors Izak Brouwer and Jacomyntje Kwakkenbosch.3
  • He married Urseltje van Keuren, daughter of Cornelius Van Kuren and Elisabeth Westervelt, at First Reformed Dutch Church, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York, on 16 May 1793.4
  • He is erroneously included in the family of Jacob Brouwer and Elsye Hitchcock in NYG&BR 69:280, by Hoffman. Corrected in TAG 24:161.

Family: Urseltje van Keuren b. 20 Sep 1768

Citations

  1. [S1519] William Bogardus, "E-mail correspondence from William Bogardus," e-mail message from Bogardus, William to Chris Chester and et al, Feb 27, 2007. "Referring to 5. Adolf Brower, b. 1765. This Adolf was the son of Cornelius Brouwer, mar. Presbyterian Church at Rombout, Alida Aersse, and Cornelius was also a signer of the Articles of Association in 1775. Adolf was born Jun. 14, 1765 and bp. at the Ref. Dutch Church of New Hackensack on Sep. 15, 1765, sponsors being Izak Brouwer and Jacomyntje Kwakkenbosch. According to the "Van Keulen/Van Keuren - Van Kuren/Van Curen - A Family History", by D. G. Van Curen, 1998, Gateway Press, p. 117, Adolph married May 16, 1793, Alisetty/Miselty (Esther), b. Sep. 20, 1768, daughter of Cornelius Van Keuren and Elisabeth Westerveld. Adolf and Esther had: (1) Elizabeth, b. Sep. 29, 1793, bp. Jul. 20, 1794 and Matthew, b. Jan. 12, 1796, bp. Mar. 2, 1796, both bp. First Ref. Dutch Ch., Poughkeepsie.". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."
  2. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948). Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  3. [S1706] Maria Bockee Carpenter Tower, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000 (org.1932)), p.11. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  4. [S1747] Burhans Collection, "Records of the First Reformed (Dutch) Church of Poughkeepsie, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.73-75 (1942-1944): 74:35. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Poughkeepsie, NYGBR 73-75."

Adolph Brouwer1,2

b. 20 February 1776, d. 22 February 1825
  • Adolph Brouwer was born on 20 February 1776.3
  • He was baptized on 17 March 1776 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Hackensack, Dutchess Co., New York; child of Nicholas Brouwer, Junr. and Susanna van Bremen, "Ex illicito Conceptu" (illegitimate).3
  • He married Aletta Montfoord at Dutch Reformed Church, Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York, on 3 October 1798.4
  • Adolph Brouwer died on 22 February 1825.5
  • Also known as Adolphus Brouwer.
  • Also known as Adolphus Brower.4,6
  • He was an illegitimate son of Susanna van Bremen by Nicholas Brouwer. He was born and raised in Dutchess County and lived much of his adult life in New York City.
  • He appeared on the census in 1800 at Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York, as Adolphus Brower, with a household of 1 male 16-25, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25.6
  • He appeared on the census in 1810 at Ward 8, New York City, New York Co., New York, as Adolph Brower with a household of 1 male 26-44, 3 females under 10, 1 female 26-44.7
  • He appeared on the census in 1820 at Ward 8, New York City, New York Co., New York, as Adolf Brower, with a household of 1 male 26-45, 1 female 10-16, 1 female over 45.8

Family: Aletta Montfoord b. Nov 1773, d. 15 Sep 1846

Citations

  1. [S541] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Corrections", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 69:172-179 (1938): p.175. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Corr., NYGBR 69 (1938)."
  2. [S1519] William Bogardus, "E-mail correspondence from William Bogardus," e-mail message from Bogardus, William to Chris Chester and et al, Feb. 25, 2007. "On March 17, 1776, it was recorded "Ex illicito Conceptu" Parents: Nicholas Brouwer, Junr. and Susanna van Bremen, Child: Adolf Brouwer, born Feb, 20, 1776. According to Hoffman's notes in his manuscript of "Brouwer Beginnings ...", he states: "According to a Family Bible Record in the collection of the Long Island Historical Society, he died Feb. 22, 1825. He married at Fishkill, Oct. 3, 1798 (on the 4th acc. to the Bible record). Aletta Montfoord, bo. Nov. 1773; d. Sept 15, 1846. Children: (1) Jane, bo. Aug. 1, 1799, mar. Dec 14, 1819, Daniel Winott; (2) Maria, bo. Oct. 16, 1801, mar. Mar. 15, 1820, Ebenezer Nicholls; (3) Susan, bo. Mar. 14, 1804, d. inf. Aug. 21, 1804; (4) Susan, bo. Sep. 25, 1807, d. Feb. 16, 1885, mar. Apr 20, 1825, William J. Avis, d. May 2, 1884.". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."
  3. [S1706] Maria Bockee Carpenter Tower, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000 (org.1932)), p.22. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  4. [S1881] "Marriages of the Dutch Reformed Church of Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 83, no. 2 (1952): 83:160. Hereinafter cited as "Marriages RDC Fishkill, NYGBR 83 (1952)."
  5. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  6. [S2050] "Federal Census, 1800, Dutchess County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.65,66,67 (1934,1935,1936): 65:359. Hereinafter cited as "1800 Census, Dutchess Co., NY, NYGBR 65,66."
  7. [S138] MyFamily.com, 1810 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: My Family.com Inc., 2003), Federal Census, Ser M252, Roll 32, page 765, image 405.00. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Census.
  8. [S139] Ancestry.com, 1820 United States Federal Census., Digital image of original census records (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2003), Federal Census, Ser. M33, Roll 78, page 858, image 73. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Census.
  9. [S1706] Maria Bockee Carpenter Tower, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000 (org.1932)), p.61. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  10. [S1706] Maria Bockee Carpenter Tower, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000 (org.1932)), p.64. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.

Adolphus Willemsz Brouwer1

b. 10 August 1684
  • Adolphus Willemsz Brouwer was baptized on 10 August 1684 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York; sponsors Cornelis Seubering, Yda Seubering.3,4
  • Adolphus, son of William, is named in his grandfather, Adam Brouwer's will dated 22 Jan 1691/92. He is to receive three pieces of eight.5
  • Witnessed a deed whereby Thomas Stevenson conveyed to Johannes Gerritsz van Sant on 1 August 1704 a tract in Bensalem Township, 125 acres (part of 1000 acres which was conveyed to said Thomas Stevenson by Thomas Revel of Burlington of West New Jersey, admr. of the estate and executor in trust of the last will of Elizabeth Tathaem of Burlington, dec'd, relict of John Grey alias Tathem of Burlington by deed dated 20 Jan 1701). Wit.: A. Wibardlis Vansandt, Jones Vansandt, Adalfas Bruer. Acknowledged 14 Dec 1704, recorded 12 Jan 1704(/05).6
  • Hoffman (TAG 23:205): "He is shown by several authorities to have married Jannetje Verdon. This is an error. Adolphus Brouwer who married Jannetje Verdon was a son of Nicholaes Brouwer which will be proved under that heading" (see also NYG&BR 1938: Jan issue).1
  • Adolphus Willemsz Brouwer and Adam Brewer may be one and the same While tradition has placed Adam Brewer of Monmouth County as Adam, son of Jacob Brouwer & Annatje Bogardus, circumstantial evidence such as naming patterns imply that Adam Brewer may have been born Adolphus, the son of Willem Brouwer and Elizabeth Simpson.

Citations

  1. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 23:205. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  2. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 430. Adolphus; parents: Willem Brouwer, Elisabeth Brouwers; [Bergen]. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  3. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 430. Adolphus; parents: Willem Brouwer, Elisabeth Brouwers; [Bergen]; op Breukelen; witnesses: Cornelis Seubering, Ida Seubering. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  4. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 123. Adolphus; parents: Willem Brouwer, Elisabeth Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  5. [S1609] Adam Brouwer will (22 Jan 1691/92), Albany Wills, 1629-1802 Vol. AB, page 3: FHL film #0824735, Albany Court of Appeals, Albany, New York. Hereinafter cited as Albany Wills AB:3.
  6. [S3636] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Abstracts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Land Records, 1684-1723 (Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2008), page 107. Hereinafter cited as Abs. Bucks Co. Land Recs. 1684-1723.

Adolphus Nicholasz Brouwer1,2

b. 5 October 1693, d. 6 July 1742
  • Adolphus Nicholasz Brouwer was born on 5 October 1693 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York.2
  • He was baptized on 15 October 1693 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York; sponsors Abram Brouwer and Maddalentje Brouwer.3
  • He married Jannetje Jacobse Verdon, daughter of Jacob Verdon and Femmetje Westervelt, circa 1713.
  • Adolphus Nicholasz Brouwer died on 6 July 1742 ; "struck by lightning."4,5
  • He was baptized as Adam Brouwer.6
  • In his published treatment of Adolphus Brouwer, William J. Hoffman came to the conclusion that Adolphus had been married twice, that Jannetje Verdon was his second wife and mother of all of Adolphus' children with the exception of the eldest son, Nicholas. Hoffman was of the opinion that Nicholas' mother was a first wife whose identity has not been discovered. He notes the five year gap between Adolphus' oldest two children and cites the "Hill Manuscript" (an otherwise very much flawed document) as reasons for his opinion. I have found no evidence or reason to suspect that Nicholas' mother was anyone other than Jannetje Verdon. Other then the five year gap between Nicholas and his next oldest sibling (Jannetje b. 1719) there is no clear reason to suspect that Nicholas was born of a mother other than Jannetje Verdon.
  • Adolphus Nicholasz Brouwer resided at Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey.7
  • He witnessed the baptism of Jannetje Parsell , daughter of John Parsell and Lysbet Nicholase Brouwer, on 18 November 1719 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Adolph Brouwer, Jannetje Brouwer).8
  • Adolphus Nicholasz Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Jacob Westervelt , son of Andries Lubbertse Westervelt and Dirckje Verdon, on 19 November 1721 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (witnesses Adolf Brouwer, Susanna De Maree, wife of Pieter Westervelt).9
  • Adolphus Nicholasz Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Divertje Schyven , daughter of Jacob Schyven and Lyja Maris, on 24 April 1726 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Adolf Brouwer and wife).10
  • On 1 Nov 1727, Solomon Jennings and Thomas Jennings, both of the County of Westchester in the province of New York, were bound to Adolph Brower of Bergen County, New Jersey, and John Parsall of "Rison's County" in the province of New York, in the sum of four pounds, eighteen shillings. Witnessed by Yorrie Brower, Witten Forster.11
  • Adolphus Nicholasz Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Jannetje Kroeger , daughter of Coenraet Kroeger and Geertje Hartje, on 28 December 1731 at Dutch Reformed Church, Schraalenburgh, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (witnesses Adolf Brouwer, Jannetje Ferdon).12
  • Adolphus Nicholasz Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Adolf Truman , son of Richard Truman and Jannetje Brouwer, on 15 November 1740 at Dutch Reformed Church, Schraalenburgh, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (witnesses Adolf Brouwer, Jannetje, his wife).13,14
  • On 22 Nov 1740, Jacobus Peck and Johannes Peck, both of Schrallingburg in the precinct of Hackensack in the county of Bergen in the province of East New Jersey, were bound to Adolph Brower of the same town, county and province, in the just and full sum of 100 pounds. Witnessed by David ___, Johannes Pendon.15
  • From a private collection of Brower family documents: "Pattant grant under James the 2nd in the year 1685 by Thomas Dongan, Governor of the Colony of New York, for 16 miles square, beginning at the foot of the highlands, running North along the Hudson River, the east side, to Francis Rumbout, Jacobus Kipp and Stephanus Van Courtlandt (S. Van Courtlandt was the father of Elizabeth Skinner). There was a division and a partition with the children and grandchildren Novemver 1, 1733."
    "William Skinner and Elizabeth his wife deeded to Adolphus Brower October 9th, 1741, Lot No. 4, containing 755 acres of land on the south side of the great Wappingers--- or River and every part thereof and the ground and soil under the same, including the little falls north of this lot as well as the great falls, with all the creeks, meadows, watercourses, marshed, etc. etc. Nicholas Brower, eldest sonof Adolphus, possessed this lot of land, whether by heirship or otherwise not ascertained."16
  • Adolphus Nicholasz Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Rachel Ferdon , daughter of Johannes Verdon and Patience Odell, on 24 January 1742 at Tappan Reformed Church, Tappan, New York, (sponsors Adolph Brouwer, Jannetje his wife).17
  • Administration of Adolphus Nicholasz Brouwer's estate was granted on 25 August 1742 at New York Co., New York, to his eldest son Nicholas Brouwer. "Adolph Brower late of Bergen County, deceased, where as the said Adolph Brower lately died intestate..."18,19
  • Anthon Temple Gesner published The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia in 1912. On page 18 he makes the statement that Adolphus Brower, born 5 Oct 1693, was the sixth child of Jacob Brower and Anneke Bogardus, and that Adolphus married Jennette Ferdon (b. 23 Aug 1690).20
  • Adolphus was baptized as "Adam." Hoffman in "Brouwer Beginnings (TAG 24:163) adds the following regarding Adolphus: He was made a Freeman of New York 30 Aug 1720. Adolph was a carpenter and soon after 1720, settled in New Jersey at Hackensack in Bergen County. On 24 Sep 1728 he sold to the executors of the estate of Johannes Haerty, late deceased of Hackensack, a certain messauge and tract of land at Schraalenburg. On 8 Oct 1741, William Skinner and his wife Elizabeth conveyed to Dolph Brower, yeoman, of Bergen County, New Jersey, for £600, a parcel of 775 acres on the south side of Wappinger Creek. This property was later in the possession of Adolph's son Nicholas. While the family record states that he died 6 Jul 1742, a newspaper notice in "Zenger's N.Y. Weekly Journal" says that he died on 8 Jul 1742, and that he was struck by lightening. At the time of his death he was of Bergen County, New Jersey, he died intestate. Letters of administration were granted to his eldest son Nicholas on 25 Aug 1742. The F.J. Hill Manuscript states that Adolph married twice and that the name of his first wife is unknown. His first son Nicholas is supposed to have been by his first wife, according to the family record born on 11 Jun 1714, a date which cannot be verified by other sources. However, proof of his second child's birth in 1719 is positive, and this gap of five years between the births of the two older children lends credence to the possibility of two different mothers. In NYG&BR (64:123 ff) was published an acoount of the children of Adolph Brouwer and Jannetje Verdon, but as three of their children were not mentioned (especially the eldest, Nicholas) and three of their marriages proved incorrect, it is important for researchers of this family to look beyond that published account. Some earlier accounts, including those by Totten and The Gesner Family, by Anthon T. Gesner (1912) incorrectly place Adolphus as a son of Jacob Brouwer and Anna Bogardus. Hoffman in "Brouwer Corrections" (NYG&BR 69:172) and then again in "Brouwer Beginnings" (TAG 24:162-164 corrects the earlier accounts and makes very clear arguments for placing Adolphus as a son of Nicholas Brouwer and Jannetje Caljer. In addition, Hoffman (NYG&BR 69:172) makes corrections and additions to Totten and Gesner's treatments of Adolphus Brouwer's descendants.21

Family: Jannetje Jacobse Verdon b. 25 Aug 1690

Citations

  1. [S541] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Corrections", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 69:172-179 (1938). Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Corr., NYGBR 69 (1938)."
  2. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:164. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  3. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 133. Adam; parents: Nicklaes Brouwer, Jannitje Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  4. [S541] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Corrections", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 69:172-179 (1938): p.177. Died intestate.. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Corr., NYGBR 69 (1938)."
  5. [S2002] Grace Kneale, "Early Death Items from Zenger's New York Weekly Journal", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.49 (1918): 49:345. Hereinafter cited as "Zenger's NY Weekly Journal, NYGBR 49 (1918)."
  6. [S1758] Baptisms in the Reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn as per the records of said Church from Oct. 31, 1660 to Dec 13, 1719: From Corporation Manual of the City of Brooklyn, 1869, pages 448 to 504; FHL film #0017529, item 4 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1939), Copied and translated from the Dutch by Teunis G. Bergen. Filmed from the typed manuscript in the Holland Society of New York, p.475. Hereinafter cited as Brooklyn Baptisms (T.G. Bergen).
  7. [S2002] Grace Kneale, "Early Death Items from Zenger's New York Weekly Journal", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.49 (1918): 49:344. Hereinafter cited as "Zenger's NY Weekly Journal, NYGBR 49 (1918)."
  8. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 18:168.
  9. [S1863] First Reformed Church (Hackensack N.J.), Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey (New York: Collections of the Holland Society, 1891), Hackensack Baptisms, page 129. Jacob; parents: Andries Westerveldt, Dirckie Verdon. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  10. [S1863] First Reformed Church (Hackensack N.J.), Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey (New York: Collections of the Holland Society, 1891), p.149. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  11. [S2654] Castro Collection of Original Family Documents, Inherited documents and family letters. Originals in the possession of Kathleen Castro. Transcribed copies made by Kathleen Castro from the original documents. Copies in possession of Chris Chester, Kent, New York acquired from Kathleen Castro, Documents relating to the descendants of Nicholas Brouwer, B-26, Promissory Note (original). Dated November 1, 1727. Signed by Solomon Jennings and Thomas Jennings. Photocopy of original. Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.
  12. [S1863] First Reformed Church (Hackensack N.J.), Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey (New York: Collections of the Holland Society, 1891), Schraalenburgh Baptisms, page 74. Jannetje; parents: Coenraet Kroeger, Geertje Hartje. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  13. [S523] John Reynolds Totten, "Verdon Family Notes", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 64:105-132 (April 1933): p.130. Wit: Adolf Brouwer and Jannetje Brouwer.. Hereinafter cited as "Verdon Family Notes."
  14. [S1863] First Reformed Church (Hackensack N.J.), Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey (New York: Collections of the Holland Society, 1891), Schraalenburgh Baptisms, p. 90. Adolf; parents: Richard Truman, Jannetje Brouwer; witnesses: Adolf Brouwer, Jannetje, his wife. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  15. [S2654] Castro Collection of Original Family Documents, Inherited documents and family letters. Originals in the possession of Kathleen Castro. Transcribed copies made by Kathleen Castro from the original documents. Copies in possession of Chris Chester, Kent, New York acquired from Kathleen Castro, Documents relating to the descendants of Nicholas Brouwer, B-27, Promissory Note (original). Signed by Johannes Peck and Jacobus Peck. Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.
  16. [S2654] Castro Collection of Original Family Documents, Inherited documents and family letters. Originals in the possession of Kathleen Castro. Transcribed copies made by Kathleen Castro from the original documents. Copies in possession of Chris Chester, Kent, New York acquired from Kathleen Castro, Documents relating to the descendants of Nicholas Brouwer, B-7, Notes (undated, no signature, references or attributions). Titled, "History of the Watappen Falls," the notes are four paragraphs, each describing a transaction involving property adjoining Wappingers Creek. The notes are not arranged in chronilogical order and describe transactions involving three different generations of Brouwers. Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.
  17. [S1886] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.56, no.1173. Rachel; parents: Johannis Ferdon, Patience Oodel. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  18. [S2422] Wills and Administrations (New York County, New York) v. 11-13, 1730-1740; FHL film #0497594 (New York, New York: New York Surrogate's Court), Microreproduction of manuscript. 14:292. Hereinafter cited as New York Wills v.11-13, 1730-1740.
  19. [S2327] New York (County) Surrogate's Court Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York (Vol. III 1730-1744), Collections of the New York Historical Society (New York: Printed for the Society, 1894), page 369. Hereinafter cited as Abs. N.Y. Co. Wills v. III.
  20. [S1381] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), page 18. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  21. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:165. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  22. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 164. IJannete; parents: Adoleves Brouwer, IJannetie. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  23. [S1863] First Reformed Church (Hackensack N.J.), Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey (New York: Collections of the Holland Society, 1891), Hackensack Baptisms, page 130. Jacob; parents: Adolf Brouwers, Jannetie Verdon. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  24. [S1863] First Reformed Church (Hackensack N.J.), Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey (New York: Collections of the Holland Society, 1891), Hackensack Baptisms, page 138. Femmetie; parents: Adolf Brouwer, Jannetie Verdon. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  25. [S1863] First Reformed Church (Hackensack N.J.), Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey (New York: Collections of the Holland Society, 1891), Hackensack Baptisms, page 144. Adolph; parents: Adolf Brouwer, Jannetje Verdon. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  26. [S1886] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.34, no.705. Rachel; parents: Adolf Brouwer, Janitie Ferdon. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  27. [S1863] First Reformed Church (Hackensack N.J.), Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey (New York: Collections of the Holland Society, 1891), Schraalenburgh Baptisms, page 80. Cornelius; parents: Adolf Brouwer, Jannetje Ferdon. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  28. [S1863] First Reformed Church (Hackensack N.J.), Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey (New York: Collections of the Holland Society, 1891), Schraalenburgh Baptisms, page 85. Lena; parents: Adolf Brouwer, Jannetijn Ferdon. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.

Adolphus Brouwer

b. 3 July 1777, d. 23 August 1855
  • Adolphus Brouwer was born on 3 July 1777.1
  • He married Elizabeth Baker at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, on 24 March 1799 at the house of John Brower.2
  • Adolphus Brouwer died on 23 August 1855 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York.3
  • He was buried on 25 August 1855 at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York.4,5
  • Surname is also spelled Brower.
  • He appeared on the census in 1800 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, as Adolphus Brower, with a household of 2 males age 16-25, and 1 female age 10-15.6
  • Adolphus is named in the 8 Oct 1803 will of his brother, John Brower, blacksmith of Brooklyn. The will states that Adolphus is to receive one third of his estate, and is named an executor along with John Hammel, and John's wife, Sarah Brower.7
  • "Adolphus Brower's child" was buried 22 Aug 1805, by the Reformed Dutch Church of New York City.8
  • He appeared on the census in 1810 at Houndsfield, Kings Co., New York, as Adolphus Brower, with a household of 2 males under 10, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 16-25, 2 males 26-44, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44, 1 female over 45.9
  • He appeared on the census in 1840 at (town not stated), Kings Co., New York, as Adolphus Brower with a family of 1 male 60-70, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 60-70.10
  • He appeared on the census on 1 August 1850 at 5th Ward, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, as Adolphus Brower, age 73, not employed, born in New York. With him are his wife, Elizabeth; Gilbert R. Lindsay, Susanna Lindsay (Adolphus's daughter), Gilbert R. Lindsay, William Lindsay, and Ruth C. Smith.11
  • Adolphus Brower was a ropemaker. He served during the War of 1812 and married Elizabeth Baker (America's Successful Men of Affairs: An Encyclopedia of Contemporaneous Biography).
    He was an Elder in the Reformed Dutch Church in 1822 (Spooner's Brooklyn Directory, 1822).
    The funeral record of his son Henry, 12 July 1820, states that A. Brower was a former Sexton at St. Ann's Episcopal Church.12

Family: Elizabeth Baker b. 24 Feb 1775, d. 24 Dec 1853

Citations

  1. [S542] Katherine Hewitt Cummin, "Adolphus Brower (1777-1855)", The American Genealogist 44:150-153 (1968). Hereinafter cited as "TAG 44:150-153."
  2. [S542] Katherine Hewitt Cummin, "Adolphus Brower (1777-1855)", The American Genealogist 44:150-153 (1968): "Adolphus Brower, bachelor, and Elizabeth Baker, spinster, were married by the Rev. John Ireland, 24 Mar 1799 at the house of John Brower in Brooklyn (St. Ann's record).". Hereinafter cited as "TAG 44:150-153."
  3. [S542] Katherine Hewitt Cummin, "Adolphus Brower (1777-1855)", The American Genealogist 44:150-153 (1968): Died 23 Aug 1855, buried at Greenwood Cemetery.. Hereinafter cited as "TAG 44:150-153."
  4. [S122] Notes:Adolphus was buried "from Boerum Place," Brooklyn on 25 Aug 1855. His death date and birth date are taken from his tombstone in Greenwood Cemetery (grave #1005). The Lindsay Genealogy by Margaret Frances Lindsay incorrectly calls Susannah Brower, "Susannah Brown". Cummin states that in the Gesner Man Kerr correspondence in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, there exists a deposition of Adolphus Brower in which he says that his father's name was Isaac Brower, "as my mother always taught me," perhaps suggesting that Isaac Brower, who's death has not been found, may have died when Adolphus was very young. Various members of this family, including his brother-in-law John Hammell were living in Nova Scotia in 1783 and 1784. Further leads may be found there.
  5. [S2942] William B. Bogardus Collection of Brouwer, Brower and Brewer Family Material and Correspondence, William B. Bogardus Collection, Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio, Box 2, File 36-A, Adolphus Brouwer-Jannetje Verdon. No. 317-M. "Descendants of Adolphus Brower and Elizabeth Baker," by Donna A. McQuade, August 6, 2003. Lot 1005, section 43. Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  6. [S2007] "Federal Census, 1800. Kings County, Long Island, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.55 (1924): 55:128. Hereinafter cited as "1800 Census, Kings Co., NY, NYGBR 55 (1924)."
  7. [S1583] Kings County, New York Surrogate's Court; Wills v.1-2, 1787-1823; FHL film # 872178 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971), Microfilm of the original records in the Kings County Courthouse, Brooklyn, New York, pp.373-375. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Wills v.1-2.
  8. [S1879] "Burials in the Dutch Church, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.75,76 (1944,1945): 75:132. Hereinafter cited as "Burials RDC New York, NYGBR 75,76."
  9. [S138] MyFamily.com, 1810 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: My Family.com Inc., 2003), Federal Census, Roll 28, p.641, image 88.00. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Census.
  10. [S403] Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems Jackson, compiler1840 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1999), Federal census, Roll 289, p.534. Hereinafter cited as 1840 US Census.
  11. [S212] Ronald V. Jackson and Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1850 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1999), Federal census, Roll M432-518, p.37, image 340. The 1850 census shows Adolphus and Elizabeth Brower as living in the Fifth Ward. Both are listed as having been born in New York State, Adolphus is aged 73, no occupation, his wife age 76. Also at the address is a Lindsay family: Gilbert R. Lindsay, age 45, stereotyper; Susannah Lindsay (44), Gilbert R. Lindsay Jr. (6), and William Lindsay (18). Gilbert R. Lindsay was Adolphus and Elizabeth Brower's son-in-law. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Census.
  12. [S2942] William B. Bogardus Collection of Brouwer, Brower and Brewer Family Material and Correspondence, William B. Bogardus Collection, Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio, Box 2, File 36-A, Adolphus Brouwer-Jannetje Verdon. No. 317-M. "Descendants of Adolphus Brower and Elizabeth Baker," by Donna A. McQuade, August 6, 2003. Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.

Adolphus Brouwer1

b. circa 4 June 1777, d. 23 August 1854
  • Adolphus Brouwer was born circa 4 June 1777.
  • He married Margaret.2
  • Adolphus Brouwer died on 23 August 1854 ; "age 77y 2m 19d."2
  • He was buried at Presbyterian Churchyard, New Hamburgh, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York.2
  • Also known as Adolph D. Brower.2
  • An Adolph D. Brower was living in Marlborough, Ulster County, New York in 1818 when he served as constable along with Richard Woolsey, Gabriel Merritt, and Peter H. Caverly.3
  • He appeared on the census in 1840 at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York, as Adolph D. Brower, with a household of 1 male age 60-70, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 50-60. He is enumerated next to Peter Brower.4
  • Peter Brower and Adolphus Brouwer are enumerated is succession on the 1840 Federal census at Poughkeepsie, New York.4
  • He appeared on the census on 24 August 1850 at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York, as Adolphus D. Brower, age 73, born in New York. A "line burner." With him is his wife Margaret, age 64.5
  • The placement of Adolph D. Brower here, as a son of William Brouwer and grandson of Nazareth Brouwer is TENTATIVE. The (approx.) birth date and death date of Adolph D. are known from his gravestone, as is the fact that he married a woman named Margaret (gravestone & marriage record) and that he lived in the Poughkeepsie area. It is CLAIMED that William had a son named Adolphus, however, the source for the claim needs further backing. It also is apparent that there is no other Adolphus Brower, living in the Poughkeepsie area during the time period of 1775-1850, who could also claim to be this Adolphus. It is also noted, however, that many of the Brower families of this time and place are incomplete. The middle initial "D." is also a concern. Men of this time period generally did not have formal middle names. The middle initial often stood for their father's given name. In the case of this Adolphus, the "D." may well stand for David or Daniel. Much more research is needed.
  • Adolphus Brouwer is a possible son of David Brower.

Family:

Citations

  1. [S1519] William Bogardus, "E-mail correspondence from William Bogardus," e-mail message from Bogardus, William to Chris Chester and et al, Feb. 25, 2007. "Nazareth Brouwer, son of Nicholas and Jannetje, and father of Cornelius above, married Ann Rozell and had: (1) Cornelius, Rev. Vet, who married Mary Archer - - this Cornelius was my BROWER ancestor); (2) Charles, m. Jane Ryder and they had a daughter, Jane, b. 27 May 1757, who married Nazareth Brower, 2 Nov 1775, b. 26 Oct 1756, a son of Cornelius and Mary Archer); (3) Jane; (4) Lana (5) Nazareth; and (6) (William, who had children: (a) Jerry; (b) Garret; (c) William (d) Cornelius; (e) Adolphus ; (f) John Garret; (g) Maria; and (h) Letty. (Most of this paragrah are from my own notes),". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."
  2. [S1433] William L. Huffman, "Dutchess County, N.Y., Tombstone Readings", Yesteryears vol.17 no.67 (Spring 1974): p.153. Hereinafter cited as "Dutchess Co. Tombstone Readings."
  3. [S2615] C.M. Woolsey, History of the Town of Marlborough, Ulster County, New York From Its Earliest Discovery (Albany, N.Y.: J.B. Lyon Company Printers, 1908), pages 171, 172. Hereinafter cited as History of the Town of Marlborough, Ulster Co., New York.
  4. [S403] Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems Jackson, compiler1840 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1999), Federal census, NARA Ser. M704, Roll 279, page 540, image 553, FHL film #0017185. Hereinafter cited as 1840 US Census.
  5. [S212] Ronald V. Jackson and Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1850 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1999), Federal census, Ser. M432, Roll 497, page 158, image 261. Adolphus D. Brower household. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Census.

Adolphus Brouwer1

b. say 1746, d. before September 1777
  • Adolphus Brouwer was born say 1746 (if he was the eldest son of Nicholas Brower, named for Nicholas' father, Adolphus).
  • He died before September 1777 ; A son, Adolphus, is not mentioned in his father's will.
  • On 12 Aug 1846, Charles Brower of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York was deposed before J.H. Baker, J.P. of Dutchess County. In his deposition, Charles Brower states that he knew that during the Revolution, Nicholas Brower of Fishkill, furnished provisions for the army at West Point. "Adolphus Brower, a son of said Nicholas, had been down to West Point with a vessel of provisions and on the said Adolphus' return he was drowned in the Hudson River, as the said Adolphus was a lieutenant in the Army."1

Citations

  1. [S2654] Castro Collection of Original Family Documents, Inherited documents and family letters. Originals in the possession of Kathleen Castro. Transcribed copies made by Kathleen Castro from the original documents. Copies in possession of Chris Chester, Kent, New York acquired from Kathleen Castro, Documents relating to the descendants of Nicholas Brouwer, B-79, Deposition (original), dated August 12, 1846, Charles Brower, Deponent before J.H. Baker, Justice of the Peace. Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.

Adriaentje Pieterse Brouwer

b. 1691
  • Adriaentje Pieterse Brouwer was born by in 1691 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York.
  • She married with banns published on 10 April 1708 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, Hendrick Claessen "Hendrick Klasen, y.m., b. in juris. Newark and both l. there, Adriaentie Brouwers, j.d., b. Breukelen, L.I."1
  • In 1708 Adriaentje Pieterse Brouwer resided at Newark, New Jersey.
  • Adriaentje is a probable, but unconfirmed daughter of Pieter Brouwer. Hoffman in "Brouwer Beginnings" (TAG 23:201) states, Adriaentje Brouwer "is shown by some authorities to have been a daughter of Pieter. But proofs for this relationship have as yet not come to light." Like her presummed older sisters, Magdalena and Vrouwtje, Adriaentje was born in Brooklyn and married at Hackensack, while living at Newark. Her presummed brother, Jan (Johannes) was married, also at Hackensack, with intentions dated the same day as Adriaentje. He too was living in Newark.

Citations

  1. [S1863] First Reformed Church (Hackensack N.J.), Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey (New York: Collections of the Holland Society, 1891), p.32. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.

Aefje Brouwer

b. 8 April 1733
  • Aefje Brouwer was baptized on 8 April 1733 at First Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York; sponsors Johannes Van Eps, Maria Van Eps.1
  • She married Harmanus Bratt at First Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York, on 11 December 1756 "Harmanus Bratt and Eesje Brouwer; both of Schdy; married with License."2,3
  • Also known as Eesje Eefje, or Eva.2
  • Aefje Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Elisabeth Brouwer , daughter of Gillis Brouwer and Maria Bratt, on 30 May 1773 at First Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York, (sponsors Harmanus Bratt, Aefje Bratt).4
  • Aefje Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Elisabeth Brouwer , daughter of Gillis Brouwer and Maria Bratt, on 20 August 1775 at First Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York, (sponsors Harmanus Bratt, Aefje Bratt).5
  • Aefje Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Harmanus Brouwer , son of Gillis Brouwer and Maria Bratt, on 18 August 1782 at First Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York, (sponsors Harmanus Bratt, Eafje Bratt).6

Family: Harmanus Bratt

Citations

  1. [S1341] Arthur C.M. Kelly and Transcribed by Donald A. Keefer, Schenectady Reformed Church Baptisms 1694-1811 (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1987), p.46, no.1013. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.
  2. [S1822] "First Dutch Reformed Church of Schenectady, N.Y.", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol. 73, no. 1, p. 36 (1942): 73:54. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Schenectady Marr., NYGBR 73 (1942)."
  3. [S536] Robert H. Kelby and Kenneth Scott, New York Marriages Previous to 1784; A reprint of the original edition of 1860 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984), p.48. Hereinafter cited as New York Marriages Previous to 1784.
  4. [S1341] Arthur C.M. Kelly and Transcribed by Donald A. Keefer, Schenectady Reformed Church Baptisms 1694-1811 (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1987), p.172, no.3840. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.
  5. [S1341] Arthur C.M. Kelly and Transcribed by Donald A. Keefer, Schenectady Reformed Church Baptisms 1694-1811 (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1987), p.183, no.4094. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.
  6. [S1341] Arthur C.M. Kelly and Transcribed by Donald A. Keefer, Schenectady Reformed Church Baptisms 1694-1811 (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1987), p.231, no.5199. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.
  7. [S1341] Arthur C.M. Kelly and Transcribed by Donald A. Keefer, Schenectady Reformed Church Baptisms 1694-1811 (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1987), p.104, no.2319. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.
  8. [S1341] Arthur C.M. Kelly and Transcribed by Donald A. Keefer, Schenectady Reformed Church Baptisms 1694-1811 (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1987), p.109, no.2428. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.
  9. [S1341] Arthur C.M. Kelly and Transcribed by Donald A. Keefer, Schenectady Reformed Church Baptisms 1694-1811 (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1987), p.115, no.2549. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.
  10. [S1341] Arthur C.M. Kelly and Transcribed by Donald A. Keefer, Schenectady Reformed Church Baptisms 1694-1811 (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1987), p.130, no.2907. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.
  11. [S1341] Arthur C.M. Kelly and Transcribed by Donald A. Keefer, Schenectady Reformed Church Baptisms 1694-1811 (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1987), p.161, no.3606. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.

Aelietye Brouwer1

b. before 1730
  • Aelietye Brouwer was born before 1730.
  • She married Edward Jeffers before 1745.2
  • Also known as Alida.3
  • Also known as Nellie Brouwer.2

Family: Edward Jeffers b. b 1725

Citations

  1. [S1886] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.67, no.1391. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  2. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 25:173, baptism record of daughter Annatje.
  3. [S1886] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.67, no.1391, as per index listing. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  4. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 25:171.

Aeltie Brouwer1

b. 26 August 1779, d. before April 1825
  • Aeltie Brouwer was born on 26 August 1779.1
  • She was baptized on 25 September 1779 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Hackensack, Dutchess Co., New York; (no sponsors).2
  • She died before April 1825 ; as she is not named in her father's will.
  • Also known as Aaltje Brouwer.3

Citations

  1. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S1706] Maria Bockee Carpenter Tower, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000 (org.1932)), p.28. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  3. [S2885] Arthur C.M. Kelly, New York Births & Baptisms I, Southeast Region, New York State, 1660-1916., CD-ROM (Rhinebeck,N.Y.: Kinship), New York Births & Baptisms, Hopewell Dutch Reformed Church (East Fishkill): 1758-1910. Hereinafter cited as New York Births & Baptisms I, Southeast Region, New York State.

Aeltje Adamse Brouwer1,2

b. circa 1664
  • Aeltje Adamse Brouwer was born circa 1664 at Gowanus, Kings Co., Long Island, (no record of her baptism has been found, and she may have been born a bit earlier).
  • She married Josias Janszen Drats at Brooklyn, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 30 April 1682 (betrothed 16 Apr 1682) The marriage is recorded at both the Flatbush and New York Dutch Churches.3,4
  • Also known as Aaltje Dratz.5
  • Patronymic: Aeltie Adolfs; (baptism record of daughter Catharyn).6
  • Born about 1664 at Gowanus (no baptism record) her name, Aeltje, is the Dutch equivalent of Alice. She married Josias Janszen Drats who was born in Amsterdam but is likely of English ancestry. They lived for a time at Gowanus, then at Newtown, and possibly at Oyster Bay. Their descendants have the surname, Drake.
  • Aeltje Adamse Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Jacobus Evertszen Van Gelder , son of Evert Hendricksen and Fytie Adamse Brouwer, on 2 June 1678 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Jakob Pietersen, Aeltje Brouwer).7,8
  • Aeltje Adamse Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Magdalena Willemse Brouwer , daughter of Willem Adamsz Brouwer and Elizabeth Simpson, on 14 September 1679 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Aeltje Brouwer, Josias Strakken. (Her mother's name is given as Betje in the Brooklyn Church record, and as Elsje in the Flatbush Church record).).9,10
  • Aeltje Adamse Brouwer was a member of the at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 14 March 1684 as Aaltje Dratz, at Brooklyn.5
  • She witnessed the baptism of Jacob Jacobsz Brouwer , son of Jacob Adamsz Brouwer and Annetje Bogardus, on 30 November 1684 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Jesaya Drets (Josias Dratse), Aeltje Brouwer).11,12
  • Aeltie is named in her father's will dated 22 Jan 1691/92, for her disobedience she is to receive "not a penny" and his share is devised to her children.13
  • Aeltje Adamse Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Anna Nazareth , daughter of William Nazareth and Helena Adamse Brouwer, on 30 September 1691 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Barent van Tilburg, Josias Dret, Aeltie Brouwers).14

Family: Josias Janszen Drats b. c 1650, d. 1701

Citations

  1. [S519] T.G. Bergen, "Contributions to the History of the Early Settlers of Kings County, N.Y.", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vols. 9-11 (1878-1880). Hereinafter cited as "Early Settlers of Kings Co."
  2. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:30. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  3. [S1591] Samuel S. Purple, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York; Marriages from 11 December 1639 to 26 August 1801 (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, reprint 2003, original 1890 NYG&BS), p.51. Josias Janszen Drats, j.m. Van Amsterdam, en Aeltje Brouwer, j.d. Van de Gauwanes. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, RDC NA/NY.
  4. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 235. Josias Jansz Drats, young man from Amsterdam, residing in N. York, with Aeltje Brouwers, young lady from Gowanus and residing there, and married the 30th of said month (April) at Brooklyn. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  5. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 365. Brooklyn. New Members, either arrived with certificate, or received upon their acknowledged profession. Aaltje Dratz; 14 March 1684. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  6. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 13:29.
  7. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 385. Jacobus; parents: Evert Hendricksz, Sophie Adams. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  8. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 117. Jakobus; parents: Evert Hendricksen, Fitjen Adams. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  9. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 393. Magdalena; parents: Willem Brouwer, Elsje Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  10. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 118. Machdalena; parents: Willem Brouwer, Betje Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  11. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 433. Jacob; parents: Jacob Brouwer, Annetje Bogardus; op Breukelen; witnesses: Josias Dratse, Aaltje Brouwers. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  12. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 124. Jakop; parents: Jakop Brouwer, Annitje Bogardus. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  13. [S1609] Adam Brouwer will (22 Jan 1691/92), Albany Wills, 1629-1802 Vol. AB, page 3: FHL film #0824735, Albany Court of Appeals, Albany, New York. Hereinafter cited as Albany Wills AB:3.
  14. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 13:32. Anna; parents: Willem Nazareth, Helena Brouwers.
  15. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 123. Sara; parents: Jesaijs Draeck, Aeltje Brouwers. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  16. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 127. Jan; parents: Jesaijas Dreets, Aeltje Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  17. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 144. Casparis; parents: Jesaias Draake, Aaltje. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.

Aeltje Matthyse Brouwer1,2

b. 28 September 1684, d. 30 January 1756
  • Aeltje Matthyse Brouwer was baptized on 28 September 1684 at Midwout (Flatbush), Kings Co., Long Island, New York; witnesses Aaltje Pieters, Adolph Brouwer, de Jonge.3
  • She married Jörgen Woll at New York City, New York, on 22 April 1707 (Banns April 20,21,22, Lutheran Church) "at the house of Mr. Johann Viet. Jurgen Woll y.m. from Wilborg, Sweden and Altje Brower y.d. of Robanes in this province."4
  • Aeltje Matthyse Brouwer died on 30 January 1756 at New York City, New York.
  • She witnessed the baptism of Pieter Brouwer , son of Samuel Matthysz Brouwer and Grietje Smith, in 1704 at Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, (First Reformed Church of Tarrytown), Westchester Co., New York, ((no month or day given) sponsors Jan Van Texel, Aeltje Brouwer).5
  • Aeltje Matthyse Brouwer was a member of the at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 29 May 1711 listed as "Aaltje Brouwers v. Philipsburg."6
  • She witnessed the baptism of Matthys Brouwer , son of Johannes Matthysz Brouwer and Marritje Lamb, on 20 October 1711 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Alexander Lam, Aaltje Brouwers).7
  • Aeltje Matthyse Brouwer was a member of the at Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, (First Reformed Church of Tarrytown), Westchester Co., New York, on 18 April 1716 "Aeltje Brouwer, wife of Jeuriaen Woll." Her husband is not recorded as a member.8

Family: Jörgen Woll b. b 1688

Citations

  1. [S248] Conklin, A.B. Mann, "The Wool Family of New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.72, pp.295-307 (1941). Hereinafter cited as "Wool, NYGBR 72 (1941)."
  2. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 23:203. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  3. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 432. Stijntje (crossed through) Aaltje; parents: Matthijs Brouwer, Marie Pieters; op Midwoud; witnesses: Aaltje Pieters, Adolph Brouwer, de Jonge. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  4. [S2018] "Some Early Records of the Lutheran Church, New York", Year Book of the Holland Society of New York (1903): pp.4, 10. Hereinafter cited as "Lutheran Church Recs., HSYB 1903."
  5. [S1934] First English Record Book of the Dutch Reformed Church in Sleepy Hollow: Formerly the Manor Church of Philipsburgh, Now the First Reformed Church of Tarrytown (Tarrytown, N.Y.: Tarrytown Historical Society, 1931), "Fourth Book" p.28, no.85. Hereinafter cited as RDC Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown.
  6. [S1744] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York - Church Members List", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.59,60,61,62 (1928,1929,1930,1931): 59:373. Hereinafter cited as "Members RDC NY/NA, NYGBR."
  7. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 17:43.
  8. [S1508] First Record Book of the "Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow," organized in 1697, and now the First Reformed Church of Tarrytown, NY (Yonkers, NY: Yonkers Historical and Library Assoc., 1901), p.11, no.95. Hereinafter cited as Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow/First RDC Tarrytown.

Aeltje Brouwer1

b. circa 26 January 1762, d. 18 February 1831
  • Aeltje Brouwer was born circa 26 January 1762 (based upon age at death).
  • She married Capt. Abraham Hoagland, son of William Hoagland and Aeltje Brinckerhoff, at Reformed Dutch Church, New Hackensack, Dutchess Co., New York, on 27 January 1781 "Abraham Hogeland of N. Hakkensak, and Aaltje Brouwer of Long Island, both res. in N. Hakkensak. Mar. after third publication."2
  • Aeltje Brouwer died on 18 February 1831 ; age 69y 23d (Ref. Ch. New Hackensack Tn. Wappinger).3
  • Also known as Lette Brower.4
  • Named in the will of her father 4 Sep 1782, called Letty Brower.4,5
  • She is mentioned in the conveyance dated 18 Nov 1785 (Lib.6 p.340), "Between Adolphus Brouwer of Brookland, Kings Co., yeoman and one of the sons of Jeremiah Brower of same place, yeoman deceased, and his (Adolph's) wife Aeltie and Abraham Brower, Jeremiah Brower and Antie his wife, William Brower and Mattya Brower, widow of William Brower deceased, and the said Mattya Brower and Wm Brower, Garret Brower and Abraham Hoagland executors of the will of William Brower formerly of Brooklyn and afterwards of Rumbout Prec. Dutchess Co., yeoman and how deceased. Above parties agreed to divide Real Estate of Jeremiah Brower deceased situate in Brooklyn, in agreement with the will of Jeremiah Brower. £381 paid by Adolph Brower to the other heirs. The property consisted of a farm piece of ground in Brooklyn called "Mill Hook" with mill and pond stream formerly belonging to Jeremiah Brower now deceased. And a piece of meadow called "Big Meadow" at Gowanus Brooklyn, adjoining the road that leads to Brooklyn, bounded N.E., E. and S.E. by lands of Jacobus Vanderhove and the extated of Jacobus de Grave deceased and a road that leads from Brook;lyn to Flatbush. S., S.W. and W. by the Mill Road that goes to Brooklyn, containing 124 acres. This is to be excepted out of the lands to be conveyed to Adolph. Also 1/3 part in 3 lots of land purchased from William Bennet at Gowanus (10 acres) house etc. Signed: Jeremiah Brower; Antie, wife of Jeremiah Brower; Abraham Hoagland; Adolphus Brower; Aaltie Brower; Mattya Brower; Abraham Brower; Garrett Brower; William Brower."

Family: Capt. Abraham Hoagland b. c 1753, d. May 1809

Citations

  1. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S1706] Maria Bockee Carpenter Tower, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000 (org.1932)), p.103. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  3. [S522] Frank J. Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York (Pleasant Valley, New York: Frank J. Doherty, 1990), p.767. Letty Brouwer wife of Abraham Hoagland d. 18 Feb. 1831 age 69y 23d; Ref Ch New Hackensack Tn Wappinger.[OGDC 375]. Hereinafter cited as Settlers of the Beekman Patent.
  4. [S641] Berthold Fernow, compiler, Calender of Wills 1626-1836 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1967), p.43. Hereinafter cited as Calender of Wills 1626-1836.
  5. [S867] Record of Wills Recorded at Albany, New York, 1629-1802; index 1629-1828; FHL films #s 0481435-0481446 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1967), New York. Surrogate's Court (Albany County) (Main Author). Albany County (New York). Clerk of the Court of Appeals (Added Author). Microfilm of original records at the Queens College Library in Flushing, New York. The testators were from various areas and counties including Albany, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Kings, Westchester and others., FHL film #481436; Vol. AB:139. Hereinafter cited as Albany, NY Wills.
  6. [S1706] Maria Bockee Carpenter Tower, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000 (org.1932)), p.54. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  7. [S1706] Maria Bockee Carpenter Tower, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000 (org.1932)), p.58. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.

Affie Brouwer

b. 29 May 1737
  • Affie Brouwer was born on 29 May 1737.1

Citations

  1. [S1319] William Brower Bogardus, Dear "Cousin": A Charted Genealogy of the Descendants of Anneke Jans Bogardus (1605-1663) to the 5th Generation - and of her sister, Marritje Jans (Wilmington, OH, U.S.A.: Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, 1996), chart 7C. Hereinafter cited as Dear "Cousin."
  2. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 24:166.
  3. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 28:137.

Alexander Brouwer1,2

b. 29 October 1717
  • Alexander Brouwer was baptized on 29 October 1717 at Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, (First Reformed Church of Tarrytown), Westchester Co., New York; sponsors William de Ronde, Janitie Brouwer.3
  • He married Maria Wendell, daughter of Johannes Wendell and Elisabeth Walters, at Dutch Reformed Church, Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York, on 1 January 1741 "Alksander Brouwer, y.m. and Maria Wendel, y.d."4
  • Alexander Brouwer came to Beekman by 1740 and was taxed here from Feb. 1740/1 through Feb. 1746/47 with an assessment of £1 from 1740/41 to Feb. 1743/44 and at £2 in Feb. 1744/45 but back to £1 the next year. Alexander Brower took a lease in lot 19 ca. 1741 of 160 acres. The credit side of the rent book page notes: "9 Sept. 1748; Roger Barton hath obtained leave to purchase said farm in 3 months time & no longer, first discharging the back rent. 1 Nov. 1748 Alexd Brower promised to sell a fine grey geldin aged 3 years in the spring. 1749- I Sent him acc't by Rob't Embree for 3 years rent. April 1752 Sent further acc't by Jong Hart Sebet Krank, amount £20.4.6."
    Further detail is found in the Beekman papers: "ALEXANDER BROWER (Brouwer) lot 19. (Folio 'B' 15) This lease bears date the 1st of May 1741. Lives are the said Alexander Brower, Marytje his wife and John Brower, the son of Abraham Brower. The farm contains 160 acres---- The yearly rents are 16 bushels of wheat, 2 fowles and 1 days riding. [ELP C:65]. Alexander Brower's rent 22/ [ELP 101]; 1 May 1751 'List of names & accounts of rent & of arrears of rent for the tenants in Beekman Precinct to the 1st of May 1751.'] NOW THOMAS CLAPP (1770) Farm included in transfer to Tillotson. 20 July 1754 "Herick Sybert Krankhyte passed his bond in exactly for £24 payable 1 June 1755 for a debt arrison by back rents - see rent book Alex Brower" Shortly thereafter the farm was taken over by Hark Krankhy [ELP Box 129:A:82]. Hark Kronckhyt was most likely Matthys Brouwer's wife's first cousin which would indicate that Alexander and Matthys may have been on the same farm. Alexander Brouwer moved to the Newburgh Patent by 1751 when he was granted 7 lots. Several of these lots were those numbered 12, 24, 36, 48 and 60. There are no records of children and nothing on him in NYS in 1790, no Orange Co. probate and no record of service in the Revolution.5

Citations

  1. [S522] Frank J. Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York (Pleasant Valley, New York: Frank J. Doherty, 1990), Vol. 1, Historical Records, Chap.94, Brouwer Family, Bpt. 29 Oct 1717. Sponsors: Willem de Ronde and Janetie Brouwer.. Hereinafter cited as Settlers of the Beekman Patent.
  2. [S1319] William Brower Bogardus, Dear "Cousin": A Charted Genealogy of the Descendants of Anneke Jans Bogardus (1605-1663) to the 5th Generation - and of her sister, Marritje Jans (Wilmington, OH, U.S.A.: Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, 1996), Chart 10J. Hereinafter cited as Dear "Cousin."
  3. [S1934] First English Record Book of the Dutch Reformed Church in Sleepy Hollow: Formerly the Manor Church of Philipsburgh, Now the First Reformed Church of Tarrytown (Tarrytown, N.Y.: Tarrytown Historical Society, 1931), "Fourth Book" p.41, no.352. Hereinafter cited as RDC Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown.
  4. [S1881] "Marriages of the Dutch Reformed Church of Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 83, no. 2 (1952): 83:94. Hereinafter cited as "Marriages RDC Fishkill, NYGBR 83 (1952)."
  5. [S522] Frank J. Doherty, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York (Pleasant Valley, New York: Frank J. Doherty, 1990), p.613. Hereinafter cited as Settlers of the Beekman Patent.

Alexander Vedder Brouwer1

b. 16 August 1856
  • Alexander Vedder Brouwer was born on 16 August 1856.1

Citations

  1. [S1828] Misc. Brouwer Pages of Wm. J. Hoffman, Typewritten Manuscript, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York, "Brouwer in Albany and Schenectady."

Alida Brouwer1

b. 14 December 1783
  • Alida Brouwer was baptized on 14 December 1783 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; "Alida" daughter of "Theophilus Brower," mother not named, no sponsors.2
  • Surname is also spelled Brower.2
  • My sister, Alida, was named in the will of Jeremian Brower, 13 June 1846.3

Citations

  1. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 30:90.
  3. [S2650] New York Surrogate's Court (New York County), Record of Wills Vol. 98, 1846-1849; FHL film #0874580 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971, 1982-1983), Microfilm of original records in the Surrogate's Court, New York, New York, page 60. Hereinafter cited as New York Co. Wills v.98 1846-1849.

Alida Brouwer1

b. before 1630

Citations

  1. [S1654] James R. Gibson, "Some Records of the Beekman Family", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.19, pp.41-52 (April 1888): p.42. Hereinafter cited as "NYG&BR 19:41-52."

Allen Kennedy Brouwer1

b. 28 March 1903, d. 26 December 1988
  • Allen Kennedy Brouwer was born on 28 March 1903 at New Jersey.2
  • He married Victoria K. circa 1926.3
  • Allen Kennedy Brouwer died on 26 December 1988.2
  • Also known as Allan Brower.4
  • He appeared on the census on 15 April 1910 at Dover, Ocean Co., New Jersey, Allan Brower, age 7, born in New Jersey.4
  • He appeared on the census on 18 March 1920 at Dover, Ocean Co., New Jersey, Allen Brouwer, age 16, born in New Jersey.5
  • He appeared on the census in 1930 at Dover, Ocean Co., New Jersey, Allen R. (K.?) Brouwer, age 27, born in New Jersey. Both parents born in New Jersey. Doctor, Dental. Married at age 23. In the household are his wife Victoria R. (K?), son Allen, Jr., visitor Leslie Jones (age 30) and visitor Bessie Jones (29).3

Family: Victoria K.

  • Allen Brouwer Jr.3

Citations

  1. [S278] William Richard Cutter, compiler, New England Families Genealogical and Memorial (New York: Clearfield Co.1915; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc. 1997), page 216. Hereinafter cited as New England Familes Genealogical and Memorial.
  2. [S25] Social Security Administration,"Social Security Death Index", Digital database from the Social Security Administration's Master File accesable online at various locations including www.americanancestors.org and www.ancestry.com. Allen K. Brouwer, 158-30-2214. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  3. [S8] MyFamily.com, 1930 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: My Family.com, 2003), Federal census , NARA Ser. T626, Roll 1375, page 2B, ED 8. Allen R. Brouwer household. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Census.
  4. [S38] MyFamily.com, 1910 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: My Family.com, 2003), Federal census, NARA Ser. T624, Roll 903, page 2A, ED 629, FHL film #1374916. Dr. Frank Brower household. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Census.
  5. [S7] MyFamily.com, 1920 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: My Family.com, 2003), Federal census , NARA Ser. T625, Roll 1061, page 1B, ED 157. Frank Brouwer household. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Census.

Anate Brouwer1

b. 19 January 1734/35
  • Anate Brouwer was baptized on 19 January 1734/35 at First Reformed Church, Raritan (Somerville), Somerset Co., New Jersey; (no sponsors recorded). Baptized the same day as Mareyte Brouwer, daughter of "Jakop Brouer and wife Maryete."1

Citations

  1. [S1366] "First Reformed Church Raritan (Somerville) Baptisms", Somerset County Historical Quarterly Vol. 2 (1913): p.217. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Raritan."

Andrew Brouwer1

b. before 1779
  • Andrew Brouwer was born before 1779.
  • He married Mary before 1799.1

Family: Mary

Citations

  1. [S1674] "Records of Trinity Church Parish, New York City", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.67-93 (1936-1962): 93:206. Hereinafter cited as "Trinity Church Parish Records."

Anganitje Brouwer1

b. 12 February 1796, d. 17 May 1800
  • Anganitje Brouwer was born on 12 February 1796.1,2
  • She was baptized on 20 March 1796 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; (no sponsors).1
  • She died on 17 May 1800.2
  • Surname is also spelled Brower.1

Citations

  1. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 31:160.
  2. [S2508] Brower Family pages 74-76, New Jersey Genealogical Records Commission, DAR, 1956-1957 Miscellaneous Genealogical Information, William B. Bogardus Collection, Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio, Box 5, File NN-2. No sources are provided for the vital information stated. The record shows an incorrect ancestry for Isaac Brower (m. Jemima Quackenbush) back to Anneke Jans (this ancestry has been known to be incorrect for many years now). The accuracy of the families of Jacob Brower (m. Agnes Brower) forward should be confirmed with additional evidence.

Angentia Brouwer1

b. before 1735
  • Angentia Brouwer was born before 1735 at possibly Albany, New York.
  • She married Ephraim Wemple, son of Johannes Mynderts Wemple and Ariaantje Swits, at First Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York, on 18 May 1750 "Ephraim Wemp of the county of Albany, farmer and Agnietje Brouwer of same place, spinster. Married with license."3
  • Also known as Agnes Brewer (called Agnes [Brewer] Wemple in the Trinity Church baptism records of daughters Arriantje and Rebecca).4
  • Also known as Anenetche.5
  • A record of birth or baptism has not been found. She is called "sister Anenetche Wemple" in the will of Arndt Brower, dated 10 Jul 1793.5
  • Angentia Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Margrietje Visscher , daughter of Harman Frederickse Visscher and Catharientje Brouwer, on 30 September 1747 at First Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York, (sponsors Harmen Joh. Fisher, Agnietje Brouwer).6
  • Angentia Brouwer and Ephraim Wemple resided at near Fort Hunter, Montgomery Co., New York.1
  • Angentia Brouwer was named in her father's will dated on 10 February 1757 daughter, "Angenietje, the wife of Ephraim Wempel."7
  • She witnessed the baptism of Claas Wemple , son of Charles Wemple and Susanna Primus, on 12 September 1761 at Reformed Church, Caughnawaga (now Fonda), Montgomery Co., New York, (sponsors Epraim Wimp, Anganietie Wimp).8
  • Angentia Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Sara Brouwer , daughter of Harmanus Brouwer and Margariet Ekker, on 7 July 1772 at Reformed Church, Caughnawaga (now Fonda), Montgomery Co., New York, (sponsors Ephraim Wemple, Angenietche Wemple).9,10
  • Her will was dated on 3 September 1804.1

Family: Ephraim Wemple b. 16 Feb 1724

Citations

  1. [S1729] William Barent Wemple Jr., "Wemple Genealogy", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.35, 36, 44 (1904, 1905): 35:195. Hereinafter cited as "Wemple, NYGBR 35,36,44."
  2. [S1828] Misc. Brouwer Pages of Wm. J. Hoffman, Typewritten Manuscript, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York, "Brouwer in Albany and Schenectady." called probable daughter.
  3. [S1822] "First Dutch Reformed Church of Schenectady, N.Y.", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol. 73, no. 1, p. 36 (1942): 73:51. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Schenectady Marr., NYGBR 73 (1942)."
  4. [S1674] "Records of Trinity Church Parish, New York City", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.67-93 (1936-1962): 67:207. Hereinafter cited as "Trinity Church Parish Records."
  5. [S1673] Edith (Van Hausen) Becker, "Abstracts of Wills, Montgomery Co., N.Y.", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.56, 57 (1925, 1926): 57:147-148. Hereinafter cited as "Montgomery Co. Wills."
  6. [S1341] Arthur C.M. Kelly and Transcribed by Donald A. Keefer, Schenectady Reformed Church Baptisms 1694-1811 (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1987), p.77, no.1711. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.
  7. [S4665] Documents on file and obtained from the Montgomery County Dept. of History and Archives, Fonda, N.Y., by Muriel D. Schuman and Cleo Stuhlman, BB-404; The Brower Papers 1734-1872; Box 5, UNP, No. 05. "Last Uncontroled Will and Testament" of William Brower of Stone Raby. Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio.
  8. [S1877] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of Caughnawaga Reformed Church, Fonda, New York (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1985), p.2, no.36. Hereinafter cited as Baptisms, Caughnawaga Reformed Church.
  9. [S1828] Misc. Brouwer Pages of Wm. J. Hoffman, Typewritten Manuscript, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York, "Brouwer in Albany and Schenectady."
  10. [S1877] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of Caughnawaga Reformed Church, Fonda, New York (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1985), p.7, no.153. Hereinafter cited as Baptisms, Caughnawaga Reformed Church.
  11. [S1729] William Barent Wemple Jr., "Wemple Genealogy", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.35, 36, 44 (1904, 1905): 35:196. Hereinafter cited as "Wemple, NYGBR 35,36,44."

Anke Brouwer

b. 11 September 1720
  • Anke Brouwer was baptized on 11 September 1720 at Reformed Dutch Congregations, Freehold and Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey; sponsor Anke Browers.1

Citations

  1. [S2182] "Records of the Dutch Congregations of Freehold and Middletown", Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey Vols. 22-38 (1947-1963): 22:85. Anke; parents: Hans Brouwer, Nelke Golder; witness: Anke Browers. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Freehold-Middletown Recs., GMNJ."

Ann Brouwer1

b. 4 February 1756, d. 22 September 1832
  • Ann Brouwer was born on 4 February 1756.2
  • She married James Canfield at Dutch Reformed Church, Hopewell, Dutchess Co., New York, on 8 April 1779 (int. dated 21 Mar 1779).3
  • Ann Brouwer died on 22 September 1832.4,2

Family: James Canfield b. 1752, d. 1830

Citations

  1. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948). Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  2. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  3. [S1878] "Marriages in the Dutch Reformed Church in Hopewell, Dutchess County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.78 (1947): 78:163. Hereinafter cited as "Marr. DRC Hopewell, Dutchess Co., N.Y., NYGBR 78 (1947)."
  4. [S496] National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, compiler, D.A.R. Lineage Book (Washington D.C.: Nat. Soc. of D.A.R.), 81:97-98 (1910), #80248, Miss Edna Geneva Smith. Hereinafter cited as D.A.R. Linaeage Book.

Ann Brouwer

b. 13 March 1811
  • Ann Brouwer was born on 13 March 1811.1
  • She was baptized on 16 June 1811 at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York.1
  • Also known as Ann Brower.1

Citations

  1. [S4846] Howard A. McConville, "Baptismal Records of the First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, New York, January 1809-August 1823", Dutch Settlers Society of Albany Yearbook Vols. 36-37 (1961-1962): Ann; parents: William Brower and Margaret (Van Zandt). Hereinafter cited as "Baptismal Records, First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany."

Ann Brouwer1

b. 29 January 1785, d. 22 November 1869
  • Ann Brouwer was born on 29 January 1785 at New York City, New York.2
  • She was baptized on 20 February 1785 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsor Ann Bogart.2
  • She married Archibald Whitney, son of Henry Whitney and Eunice Clark, at New York City, New York, on 2 September 1801.3,4
  • Ann Brouwer died on 22 November 1869 at Derby, Connecticut.4
  • She was buried at Old Episcopal Cemetery, Derby, Connecticut.4
  • Also known as Nancy Brower.4
  • "Mrs. Ann Whitney" joined the Congregational Church at Derby, Connecticut, 29 May 1831.4
  • My sister, Nancy, was named in the will of Jeremiah Brower, 13 June 1846.5

Family: Archibald Whitney b. Mar 1780, d. 28 Sep 1842

Citations

  1. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 30:100.
  3. [S1397] William Bogardus, "A Request regarding Jeury Brouwer, b.1731," e-mail message from Bogardus, William (unknown address) to Chris Chester, Karen Sims, Lilly Martin, Richard Brewer and Perry Brewer, 12 Dec 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail 12-12-2006."
  4. [S1382] S. Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney Family of Connecticut and its Affiliations (New York: Priv. print, 1878), p.123. Hereinafter cited as Whitney Families of Connecticut.
  5. [S2650] New York Surrogate's Court (New York County), Record of Wills Vol. 98, 1846-1849; FHL film #0874580 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971, 1982-1983), Microfilm of original records in the Surrogate's Court, New York, New York, page 60. Hereinafter cited as New York Co. Wills v.98 1846-1849.
  6. [S1382] S. Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney Family of Connecticut and its Affiliations (New York: Priv. print, 1878), p.344. Hereinafter cited as Whitney Families of Connecticut.
  7. [S1382] S. Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney Family of Connecticut and its Affiliations (New York: Priv. print, 1878), p.345. Hereinafter cited as Whitney Families of Connecticut.
  8. [S1382] S. Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney Family of Connecticut and its Affiliations (New York: Priv. print, 1878), p.346. Hereinafter cited as Whitney Families of Connecticut.

Ann Brouwer1

b. 11 November 1770, d. before April 1776
  • Ann Brouwer was baptized on 11 November 1770 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; no sponsors.2
  • She probably died before April 1776 as she is not named in her father's will.3

Citations

  1. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 29:160.
  3. [S1608] Jeremiah Brower will (8 April 1776), New York County Surrogate's Court, Wills Vol.31, pp.190-195: FHL film #0875161, New York Co. Surrogate's Court, New York City, New York. Hereinafter cited as NY Co. Wills 31:190-195.

Ann Brouwer

b. 1756
  • Ann Brouwer was born in 1756.1
  • She is possibly the Ann Brouwer who married Henry van Cleeck on 25 September 1779 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Hackensack, Dutchess Co., New York, "Henry van Cleeck, soldier of Coll. Cortland's regiment, and Anna Brouwer, both of Poughkeepsie Prect., after three banns."2

Citations

  1. [S1430] Perry C. Brewer Descendancy List, Dec 2006, Prepared by Perry C. Brewer, New Brunswick, Canada. Electronic copy received from Perry C. Brewer, Dec. 2006, Chris Chester, Kent, New York.
  2. [S1706] Maria Bockee Carpenter Tower, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000 (org.1932)), p.102. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.

Ann Brouwer1

b. 2 March 1794
  • Ann Brouwer was born on 2 March 1794.1
  • She was baptized on 6 April 1794 at Trinity Church Parish, New York City, New York; sponsors Uzal Ward and Nancy Brouwer.1

Citations

  1. [S1674] "Records of Trinity Church Parish, New York City", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.67-93 (1936-1962): 92:204. Hereinafter cited as "Trinity Church Parish Records."

Ann Brouwer1

b. 15 August 1762

Family: Cornelius Brooks b. 20 Nov 1750, d. 9 Dec 1811

Citations

  1. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S4347] William B. Bogardus Collection of Brouwer, Brower and Brewer Family Material and Correspondence, William B. Bogardus Collection, Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio, Box 1 File 30, Uldrick Brouwer - DeVoe, Pieters. Correspondent 27-R (1982). Calls her Ann Maria Brower, born 15 Aug 1762, which is the baptism date of a daughter, Maria Brouwer, daughter of David Brouwer. Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  3. [S4347] William B. Bogardus Collection of Brouwer, Brower and Brewer Family Material and Correspondence, William B. Bogardus Collection, Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio, Box 1 File 30, Uldrick Brouwer - DeVoe, Pieters. Correspondent 27-R (1982). Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.

Ann Brouwer1

b. 14 February 1790
  • Ann Brouwer was born on 14 February 1790.2
  • She was baptized on 21 March 1790 at Trinity Church Parish, New York City, New York; sponsors Andrew Blank and Ann Gordon.2

Citations

  1. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S1674] "Records of Trinity Church Parish, New York City", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.67-93 (1936-1962): 91:228. Hereinafter cited as "Trinity Church Parish Records."

Ann Brouwer

b. before 1802
  • Ann Brouwer was born before 1802.
  • Also known as Ann Brower.1
  • She was a member of the at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 8 June 1820 "Miss Ann Brower," received on baptism.1

Citations

  1. [S1744] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York - Church Members List", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.59,60,61,62 (1928,1929,1930,1931): 62:294. Hereinafter cited as "Members RDC NY/NA, NYGBR."

Ann Catherine Brouwer1

b. 17 May 1820, d. 16 May 1851
  • Ann Catherine Brouwer was born on 17 May 1820.1
  • She died on 16 May 1851 ; unmarried.1

Citations

  1. [S556] Jonathan Pearson, compiler, Contributions for the Genealogies of the First Settlers of the Patent and City of Schenectady, from 1662 to 1800 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1982 (original 1873)), p.29. Hereinafter cited as First Settlers of Schenectady.

Ann Catherine Brouwer1

b. November 1842, d. 5 January 1843
  • Ann Catherine Brouwer was baptized in November 1842.1
  • She died on 5 January 1843.1

Citations

  1. [S1828] Misc. Brouwer Pages of Wm. J. Hoffman, Typewritten Manuscript, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York, "Brouwer in Albany and Schenectady."

Ann Elisa Brouwer1

b. between 1790 and 1810
  • In 1840 Ann Elisa Brouwer resided at New York City, New York.1

Citations

  1. [S1368] Pension and Land-Bounty-Warrant Application Files: Revolutionary War, by HeritageQuest Online; Revolutionary War; Heritage Quest, unknown repository address. Online http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/…; Record Group 15 of the Veteran Administration; Printout dated 2006, Ser. M805, Roll 118, image 148, File W23707/BLWT26331-160-55; 20 pages.

Anna Adamse Brouwer1

b. circa 1666, d. 25 February 1748
  • Anna Adamse Brouwer was probably born circa 1666 at Gowanus, Kings Co., Long Island, (she is named between her sisters Helena and Sara in her father's will).
  • She married William Hilton at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York, on 6 April 1693.2
  • Anna Adamse Brouwer possibly died on 25 February 1748 at Albany, New York.3
  • Also known as Anna Barko and Antje Berkove.
  • Probably born about 1666 at Gowanus (no baptism record with an explanation possibly being that she was born during the time period in which her father was censored from the Dutch Church) she is recorded as Antje Berkove on her 1693 marriage at Albany to William Hilton. They lived at Albany and most of their descendants remained there for a number of generations. William Hilton's ancestry is not known and there is no evidence that he is a descendant of either Edward or William Hilton, brothers and founders of Dover, New Hampshire around 1630.
  • She witnessed the baptism of John Drake , son of Josias Janszen Drats and Aeltje Adamse Brouwer, on 11 December 1687 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (witnesses: Adam Brouw de Jonge (the younger), Antje Brouwer).4
  • Anna Adamse Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Lysbeth Nazareth , daughter of William Nazareth and Helena Adamse Brouwer, on 21 March 1690 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Pieter Legrand, Anneke Brouwers).5
  • Anna is named in her father's will dated 22 Jan 1691/92.6
  • Anna Adamse Brouwer and William Hilton resided at Albany, New York; in the city's First Ward in the location known as Southside, or "Cheapside."7
  • Anna Adamse Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Maria Willemsz Brouwer , daughter of Willem Adamsz Brouwer and Marthe Boulton, on 1 May 1709 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Barent van Tilburg, Annetje Brouwer).8,9
  • A "widdow Hilten" is found on the 1756 census of Albany, New York.10
  • Anna is covered in "Brouwer Beginnings" (TAG 24:169-70): "Anna's name often appears in the baptismal entires at Albany as "Barko. She is probably the Annatie Hilton who died at Albany Feb. 25, 1748. it seems strange that none of the Brouwer relatives stood sponsor for Anna's children. But her own children did act as sponsors for Brouwer relations. Maria Hilton was sponsor for a child of Jacob and Maria Brouwer at Albany in 1722. Ryckert (Richard) and Maria Hilton were sponsors for a child of Johannes and Sara (Brouwer) van Santen in 1722; and William Hilton was a sponsor at Brooklyn for a child of Aeltje Brouwer." (Comp. note: Hoffman states that he had not yet identified the above mentioned Sara Brouwer).11
  • T.G. Bergen, in 1878 (NYG&BR 9:128) states that there was "no further trace" of Anna and does not make the connection between her and the "Anna Berkove" who married William Hilton. Hoffman in "Brouwer Beginnings" (TAG 24:169-70) found her in Albany, and makes the connection.

Family: William Hilton b. c 1665, d. 1749

Citations

  1. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:169-170. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  2. [S1639] Holland Society of New York, compiler, Records of The Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York 1683-1809 (Baltimore, Maryland: reprinted for Clearfield Co., Inc. by Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1978), 1:26. William Hilte, widr of Sara Ebb, and Antje Berkove, of N.Y.. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.
  3. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:169. "She is probably the Annatie Hilton who died at Albany Feb 25, 1748". Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  4. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 127. Jan; parents: Jesaijas Dreets, Aeltje Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  5. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 11:142. Lysbeth; parents: Willem Nasarets, Helena Brouwers.
  6. [S1609] Adam Brouwer will (22 Jan 1691/92), Albany Wills, 1629-1802 Vol. AB, page 3: FHL film #0824735, Albany Court of Appeals, Albany, New York. Hereinafter cited as Albany Wills AB:3.
  7. [S1686] Stephen Bielinski,"William Hilton", online http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/bios/h/wmhilton.html. , see http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/wards.html#1. Hereinafter cited as William Hilton.
  8. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 154. Maria; parents: Willem Brouwer, Martha. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  9. [S1758] Baptisms in the Reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn as per the records of said Church from Oct. 31, 1660 to Dec 13, 1719: From Corporation Manual of the City of Brooklyn, 1869, pages 448 to 504; FHL film #0017529, item 4 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1939), Copied and translated from the Dutch by Teunis G. Bergen. Filmed from the typed manuscript in the Holland Society of New York, p.503. Lists the child's name as "William," which is in error. The Brooklyn records as transcribed by van der Linde (1983) list the child as "Maria." Hoffman in "Brouwer Beginnings, gives an incorrect baptism date (for Maria) as 1 May 1708. Hereinafter cited as Brooklyn Baptisms (T.G. Bergen).
  10. [S1685] "1756 Census of Albany Householders.""The People of Colonial Albany Live Here" website, http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/. Online http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/census1756.html.. Hereinafter cited as 1756 Census, Albany.
  11. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:169. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…

Anna Brouwer1

b. 14 July 1766
  • Anna Brouwer was born on 14 July 1766 at Dutchess Co., New York.2
  • She married Andries Lasson at Reformed Dutch Church, New Hackensack, Dutchess Co., New York, on 14 August 1785 "Entered Andries Lasson & Anna Brouwer, both of Pokeepsie Prect."3
  • Anna Brouwer was named in her father's will dated on 5 February 1805.4

Family: Andries Lasson b. bt 1755 - 1765

Citations

  1. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): The family of Cornelis Brouwer and Mary Archer as shown by Bergen (Bergen Genealogy, 357-8n), with additional notes by Hoffman.. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  2. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:26. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  3. [S1706] Maria Bockee Carpenter Tower, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000 (org.1932)), p.105. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  4. [S2477] Cornelius Brewer will (8 Feb 1805), Will of Cornelius Brewer of Poughkeepsie, William B. Bogardus Collection, Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio. Box 5, BB-368 (WIL). Photocopy of recorded will. The original location is not provided. It most likely can be found with the Dutchess County Surrogate's Court records. Hereinafter cited as Will of Cornelius Brewer of Poughkeepsie.
  5. [S2885] Arthur C.M. Kelly, New York Births & Baptisms I, Southeast Region, New York State, 1660-1916., CD-ROM (Rhinebeck,N.Y.: Kinship), New York Births & Baptisms, New Hackensack Reformed Church: 1757-1906. Hereinafter cited as New York Births & Baptisms I, Southeast Region, New York State.

Anna Brouwer1

b. 15 July 1744, d. before July 1789
  • Anna Brouwer was baptized on 15 July 1744 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Jacobus Brouwer, Anna Quik, Wed. v. Gerrit Van Gelder.2
  • She married Theunis Thew at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 19 September 1765 (banns 17 Sept. 1765) "Teunis Thew & Ann Brouwer."3
  • Anna Brouwer probably died before July 1789 as Anna is not mentioned in her father's will of 6 July 1789. Her father does name a grand daughter, Elsie Shew in the will.4
  • She witnessed the baptism of Maria Brouwer , daughter of Abraham Brouwer and Aefje van Gelder, on 2 November 1763 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Cornelis Cuyper, Anna Brouwer, j.d.).5
  • Anna Brouwer was a member of the at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 23 May 1774 "Anna Brouwer, h.v.v. Theunis Theare."6

Family: Theunis Thew

Citations

  1. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 24:167.
  3. [S1591] Samuel S. Purple, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York; Marriages from 11 December 1639 to 26 August 1801 (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, reprint 2003, original 1890 NYG&BS), p.220. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, RDC NA/NY.
  4. [S1634] New York Surrogate's Court, Record of Wills v.41 1776-1799; FHL film #0866992 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971, 1982-83), Microfilm of original records in the Surrogate's Court, New York, New York, p.17 (second copy on p.438). Hereinafter cited as NY Wills v.41 1776-1779.
  5. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 28:229.
  6. [S1744] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York - Church Members List", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.59,60,61,62 (1928,1929,1930,1931): 61:276. Hereinafter cited as "Members RDC NY/NA, NYGBR."

Anna Brouwer

b. 10 August 1746
  • Anna Brouwer was baptized on 10 August 1746 at First Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York; sponsors Abraham van Ebs, Anna van Ebs.1

Citations

  1. [S1341] Arthur C.M. Kelly and Transcribed by Donald A. Keefer, Schenectady Reformed Church Baptisms 1694-1811 (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1987), p.75, no.1664. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.

Anna Brouwer1

b. 19 April 1761, d. before March 1767
  • Anna Brouwer was baptized on 19 April 1761 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Jakob Brouwer, Anna Brouwer, h.v.v. Richard Marss.1
  • She died before March 1767.

Citations

  1. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 28:146.

Anna Brouwer1

b. between 1725 and 1735
  • Anna Brouwer was probably born between 1725 and 1735.
  • She married George Welch at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 17 May 1750 (banns 16 May 1750) "George Welch & Anna Brouwer."1

Citations

  1. [S1591] Samuel S. Purple, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York; Marriages from 11 December 1639 to 26 August 1801 (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, reprint 2003, original 1890 NYG&BS), p.182. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, RDC NA/NY.

Anna Brouwer1

b. 1729
  • Anna Brouwer was baptized in 1729 at Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow, (First Reformed Church of Tarrytown), Westchester Co., New York; sponsors Hendreck Namburgh, Zara Canckely.2

Citations

  1. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York, "Descendants of Matthys Brouwer and Marietje Pieters Wyckoff."
  2. [S1508] First Record Book of the "Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow," organized in 1697, and now the First Reformed Church of Tarrytown, NY (Yonkers, NY: Yonkers Historical and Library Assoc., 1901), "Fourth Book" p.56, no.639. Hereinafter cited as Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow/First RDC Tarrytown.

Anna Jacobse Brouwer

b. 15 November 1694
  • Anna Jacobse Brouwer was baptized on 15 November 1694 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York; sponsors Lambert Sachariassen, Maritje Jansen.1
  • She married Jacob Quackenbosch, son of Reynier Pieters Quackenbosch and Claesje Jacobsdr Stille, at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 7 September 1716 (banns 11 Aug 1716).2
  • Also known as Anna Elizabeth Brouwer.3,4,1
  • Also known as Johanna Elizabeth.5
  • Anna Jacobse Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Sybrandt Brouwer , son of Sybrandt Jacobsz Brouwer and Sara Webber, on 21 December 1715 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Jacob Brouwer, Johanna Elizabeth Brouwer).5
  • Living in Brooklyn at the time of her marriage.2
  • Anna Jacobse Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Benjamin Brouwer , son of Pieter Jacobsz Brouwer and Elizabeth Quackenbosch, on 11 February 1728 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Jacob Kwackenbos, Elizabeth, s.h.v.).6
  • Anna Jacobse Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Paulus Hoppe , son of Paulus Hoppe and Maritje Quackenbosch, on 18 August 1728 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Benjamin Quackenbos, Anna Elizabeth Brouwer).7
  • Anna Jacobse Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Anatye Petit , daughter of Richard Petit and Wyntje Jacobse Brouwer, on 5 February 1730 at Tappan Reformed Church, Tappan, New York, (sponsors Jacob Quackelenbos & wife Anatye).8

Family: Jacob Quackenbosch b. 4 Jun 1693

Citations

  1. [S2935] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 161. Anna Elisabet; parents: Jacob Brouwer, Annatje Bogardus. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  2. [S1803] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), pages 312, 313. 1716. The 11 August the banns registered of Jacob Quakkenbosch, young man, born at the bowery on Manhattan Island and residing in Brooklyn, and Anna Elizabeth Brouwer, young lady, born and living in Brooklyn. Married 7 September 1716 by me, V. Antonides. (Jacob Quakkenbosch, j.m. geboren aan bouwery op Menades Ylant en wonende op Breukelen, en Anna Elizabeth Brouwer, j.d. geboren en wonende op Breukelen).. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  3. [S525] John Reynolds Totten, "Anneke Jans (1607-8?-1663) and Her Two Husbands", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record Vol. 56, pages 202-243 (1925): p.231-237. .. Hereinafter cited as "Anneke Jans, NYG&BR 56 (1925)."
  4. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:26. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  5. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 18:28.
  6. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 21:28.
  7. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 21:31.
  8. [S1886] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.30, no.616. The text gives the parents as "Dirck Pecket and Jacob Quackelenbos," an obvious typescript error (the sponsor was Jacob Quackelenbos).. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  9. [S1319] William Brower Bogardus, Dear "Cousin": A Charted Genealogy of the Descendants of Anneke Jans Bogardus (1605-1663) to the 5th Generation - and of her sister, Marritje Jans (Wilmington, OH, U.S.A.: Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, 1996), chart 7D. Hereinafter cited as Dear "Cousin."

Anna Brouwer1

b. 23 January 1649
  • Anna Brouwer was baptized on 23 January 1649 at Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil; sponsors David Nicolai, Paulina van de Venne.1

Citations

  1. [S3715] Elizabeth Whitman Schmidt, "Some Baptisms of the Dutch in Brazil, 1633-1654", New Netherland Connections Vols. 11, 12, 13 (2006, 2007, 2008): 12:25. Anna; parents: Jan Gerrets Brouwer, Anna Lourens. Hereinafter cited as "Some Baptisms of the Dutch in Brazil."

Annate Brouwer

b. 22 October 1732, d. before January 1735
  • Annate Brouwer was baptized on 22 October 1732 at First Reformed Church, Raritan (Somerville), Somerset Co., New Jersey.
  • She died before January 1735.

Annatie Brouwer

b. 18 July 1776, d. before March 1787
  • Annatie Brouwer was baptized on 18 July 1776 at Dutch Reformed Church, Schaghticoke, (now Rensselaer Co.), New York; sponsors Petrus Vosburgh, Annatie Brouwer.1
  • She died before March 1787.

Citations

  1. [S463] William Burt Cook, "Schaghticoke Dutch Reformed Church Records", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vols. 59-64 (1928-1933): 61:86. Hereinafter cited as "Schaghticoke DRC, NYGBR 59-64."

Annatie Brouwer

b. 5 August 1765, d. 18 October 1765
  • Annatie Brouwer was born on 5 August 1765.1,2
  • She was baptized on 8 September 1765 at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York; sponsors Petrus and Nency Hilton.3
  • She died on 18 October 1765.4

Citations

  1. [S530] Jonathan Pearson, compiler, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Albany (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1984), p.28. Hereinafter cited as First Settlers of Albany.
  2. [S1639] Holland Society of New York, compiler, Records of The Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York 1683-1809 (Baltimore, Maryland: reprinted for Clearfield Co., Inc. by Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1978), 5:14. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.
  3. [S1639] Holland Society of New York, compiler, Records of The Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York 1683-1809 (Baltimore, Maryland: reprinted for Clearfield Co., Inc. by Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1978), 5:14. The transcription reads "Annatje, Maria, twins of Nicolaas Brouif(?) and Marytje Pook. Wit.: Petrus and Nency Hilton, Mathys Boom, Jannetje Lansing. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.
  4. [S1445] William Bogardus, "Re: Nicholas Brower Info," e-mail message from Bogardus, William (unknown address) to Chris Chester, Paul Brewer, Perry Brewer and et al, 9 Jan 2007, "Just a few points regarding the Family Group Sheet of Nicholas Brouwer
    and Maria Boom: assuming you only included the birth dates and not the
    baptism dates of children, except as noted, I will only list some
    additions, some noted by Hoffman and some I found". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail 1-9-2007."

Annatie Brouwer

b. 7 January 1781
  • Annatie Brouwer was born on 7 January 1781 at Albany, Albany Co., New York.1
  • She was baptized on 14 January 1781 at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York; sponsors Gerardus and Annatje Beekman.2

Citations

  1. [S530] Jonathan Pearson, compiler, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Albany (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1984), p.28. Hereinafter cited as First Settlers of Albany.
  2. [S1639] Holland Society of New York, compiler, Records of The Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York 1683-1809 (Baltimore, Maryland: reprinted for Clearfield Co., Inc. by Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1978), 7:20. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.

Annatie Brouwer1

b. 19 September 1789
  • Annatie Brouwer was born on 19 September 1789.2
  • She was baptized on 18 October 1789 at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York; no sponsors.2

Citations

  1. [S530] Jonathan Pearson, compiler, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Albany (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1984), p.28. Hereinafter cited as First Settlers of Albany.
  2. [S1639] Holland Society of New York, compiler, Records of The Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York 1683-1809 (Baltimore, Maryland: reprinted for Clearfield Co., Inc. by Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1978), 7:76. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.

Annatie Brouwer1

b. 1 August 1731, d. before January 1745
  • Annatie Brouwer was baptized on 1 August 1731 at First Reformed Church, Raritan (Somerville), Somerset Co., New Jersey.1
  • She died before January 1745.

Citations

  1. [S1754] "Jan Brouwer of Flatlands and Descendants", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.138, pp.250-260 (2007): 138:258. Hereinafter cited as "Jan Brouwer."

Annatie Brouwer1

b. 6 August 1798
  • Annatie Brouwer was born on 6 August 1798 at Palatine, Montgomery Co., New York.2
  • She was baptized on 2 September 1798 at Reformed Dutch Church of Stone Arabia, Town of Palatine, Montgomery Co., New York; godmother: Annyte Dockstader.2
  • She married Philip Van Wie before 1825.3
  • Also known as Annyte.2
  • Also known as Nancy.3
  • Annatie Brouwer was named in her father's will dated on 11 January 1839 "daughter Nancy wife of Philip Van Wie."3

Family: Philip Van Wie

Citations

  1. [S1828] Misc. Brouwer Pages of Wm. J. Hoffman, Typewritten Manuscript, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York, "Brouwer in Albany and Schenectady."
  2. [S1827] Royden Woodward Vosburgh, editor, The Reformed Dutch Church of Stone Arabia in the Town of Palatine, Montgomery County, N.Y. (New York City: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1916), 2:23. Annyte; parents Hermanus ____, Lenah Dockstader. Hereinafter cited as RDC Stone Arabia.
  3. [S4665] Documents on file and obtained from the Montgomery County Dept. of History and Archives, Fonda, N.Y., by Muriel D. Schuman and Cleo Stuhlman, BB-404; The Brower Papers 1734-1872; Box 5, UNP, No. BB-404.15. Will of Herman Brower. Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio.
  4. [S1827] Royden Woodward Vosburgh, editor, The Reformed Dutch Church of Stone Arabia in the Town of Palatine, Montgomery County, N.Y. (New York City: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1916), 3:5. Magaret; parents: Philip S. Vanwie & wife Nancy. Hereinafter cited as RDC Stone Arabia.

Annatie Brouwer1

Citations

  1. [S2182] "Records of the Dutch Congregations of Freehold and Middletown", Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey Vols. 22-38 (1947-1963): 23:92. Elisabeth; Christian Hosman and Annatie Brouwer, adopted parents; Caleb Jones and Elisabet Romeyn, true parents. (Note: "This entry crossed out").. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Freehold-Middletown Recs., GMNJ."

Annatje Brouwer1

b. before 1728
  • Annatje Brouwer was born before 1728 (probably the second daughter, and one of two girls over ten in 1738).
  • She married Henry Taylor before September 1754.2
  • Annetje Brower, the wife of Henry Taylor is named in the 18 Sep 1754 will of her father, Jeury Brower, to receive £70 six years after his decease.
  • Annatje Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Elizabeth Brouwer , daughter of Abraham Brouwer and Mary Losee, on 18 June 1758 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Arie Tylor, Annatje Brouwer).3

Family: Henry Taylor b. b 1734

Citations

  1. [S521] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948). Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  2. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  3. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 28:95. Elisabet; parents: Abraham Brouwer, Maria Loojse.
  4. [S2654] Castro Collection of Original Family Documents, Inherited documents and family letters. Originals in the possession of Kathleen Castro. Transcribed copies made by Kathleen Castro from the original documents. Copies in possession of Chris Chester, Kent, New York acquired from Kathleen Castro, Documents relating to the descendants of Nicholas Brouwer, B-46, Personal letter from Eliza Whitesaw, Cincinnati, Ohio, to Robert Pitcairn, dated March 10, 1851. In this letter Eliza states her ancestry as follows: "Jeremiah Brower and Hannah his wife they had a son and a daughter Adolphus and Hannah and...Hannah married Henry Taylor and their daughter Charity...Married James Kiersted and their son Luke was my father". Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.
  5. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York, "According to Holland Society notes."

Annatje Brouwer1

b. 1 September 1725
  • Annatje Brouwer was baptized on 1 September 1725 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Christoffell Cadwys, Pieternella Van Giesen.2

Citations

  1. [S525] John Reynolds Totten, "Anneke Jans (1607-8?-1663) and Her Two Husbands", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record Vol. 56, pages 202-243 (1925): p.231-237. Hereinafter cited as "Anneke Jans, NYG&BR 56 (1925)."
  2. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 20:72.

Annatje Brouwer

b. 5 April 1730, d. 12 November 1730
  • Annatje Brouwer was baptized on 5 April 1730 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Johannes V. Norden, Lea Quackenbos, j.d.1
  • She died on 12 November 1730.2

Citations

  1. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 21:113.
  2. [S525] John Reynolds Totten, "Anneke Jans (1607-8?-1663) and Her Two Husbands", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record Vol. 56, pages 202-243 (1925): p.231-237. .. Hereinafter cited as "Anneke Jans, NYG&BR 56 (1925)."

Annatje Brouwer

b. 5 December 1731
  • Annatje Brouwer was baptized on 5 December 1731 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Johannes Van Norden, Lea Quackenbos, j.d.1
  • She married John Walker circa 1757.2
  • Also known as Hannah Brower.3
  • Annatje Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Petrus Brouwer Ustick , son of Henry Ustick and Elizabeth Brouwer, on 31 March 1765 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Petrus Brouwer, Anna Brouwer, h.v. John Walker).4
  • Annatje Brouwer was named in her father's will dated on 15 May 1767 "daughter Ann, now wife of John Walker, mariner of New York."5

Family: John Walker b. bt 1727 - 1737

Citations

  1. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 22:7.
  2. [S1319] William Brower Bogardus, Dear "Cousin": A Charted Genealogy of the Descendants of Anneke Jans Bogardus (1605-1663) to the 5th Generation - and of her sister, Marritje Jans (Wilmington, OH, U.S.A.: Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, 1996), chart 7D. Hereinafter cited as Dear "Cousin."
  3. [S1700] "Records of the First Presbyterian Church of the City of New York - Births and Baptisms", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol. 4-10 (1873-1879): 8:21. Hereinafter cited as "Recs., First Prebyterian Ch., NYC, NYGBR 7-10 (1876-1879)."
  4. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 29:30.
  5. [S3200] New York (County) Surrogate's Court Abstracts of Wills on file in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York, Vol. 14 (Jun 12, 1786 - Feb 13, 1796) (New York: Printed for the Society, 1906), page 132. Peter Brower, bricklayer of New York City. Hereinafter cited as Abs. NY Co. Wills v. 14.
  6. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 28:102.
  7. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 28:151.
  8. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 28:231.
  9. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 29:145.

Annatje Brouwer

b. 14 March 1787
  • Annatje Brouwer was born on 14 March 1787.
  • She was baptized on 8 July 1787 at Dutch Reformed Church, Schaghticoke, (now Rensselaer Co.), New York; sponsors Douwe Kittel and Elizabeth Kittel.1
  • Annatje is not mentioned in her father's will dated 27 March 1811.2

Citations

  1. [S463] William Burt Cook, "Schaghticoke Dutch Reformed Church Records", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vols. 59-64 (1928-1933): 62:420. Hereinafter cited as "Schaghticoke DRC, NYGBR 59-64."
  2. [S2428] Ralph David Philips, Wills of Rensselaer County, New York; Abstracts of all Wills, 1794-1850; FHL film #0860322, items 6-8 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1985), Microfilm of typescript (3 volumes). p.43. Hereinafter cited as Wills of Rensselaer County, New York; Abstracts of all Wills, 1794-1850.

Annatje Brouwer

b. 18 March 1769
  • Annatje Brouwer was born on 18 March 1769 at Albany Co., New York.1,2
  • She was baptized on 22 March 1769 at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York; sponsors Pieter Hilton, Sara Fryer.2,3
  • She married John Boom at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York, on 13 September 1783.4

Family: John Boom

Citations

  1. [S530] Jonathan Pearson, compiler, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Albany (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1984), p.28. Hereinafter cited as First Settlers of Albany.
  2. [S999] Holland Society of New York Yearbook of the Holland Society of New York, 1908 (New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1916), p.41. Hereinafter cited as Yearbook of the Holland Society, 1908.
  3. [S1639] Holland Society of New York, compiler, Records of The Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York 1683-1809 (Baltimore, Maryland: reprinted for Clearfield Co., Inc. by Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1978), 5:41. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.
  4. [S1639] Holland Society of New York, compiler, Records of The Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York 1683-1809 (Baltimore, Maryland: reprinted for Clearfield Co., Inc. by Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1978), 7:4. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.
  5. [S1639] Holland Society of New York, compiler, Records of The Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York 1683-1809 (Baltimore, Maryland: reprinted for Clearfield Co., Inc. by Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1978), 7:58. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.