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Mary Sophia Brouwer1

b. 12 June 1848, d. 28 August 1851
  • Mary Sophia Brouwer was born on 12 June 1848.1
  • She died on 28 August 1851.1

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."

Marya Brouwer1

b. 31 July 1747
  • Marya Brouwer was baptized on 31 July 1747 at First Reformed Church, Raritan (Somerville), Somerset Co., New Jersey; (no sponsors recorded).1

Citations

  1. [S1365] "First Reformed Church Raritan (Somerville) Baptisms", Somerset County Historical Quarterly Vols. 3, 4 (1914, 1915): p.57. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Raritan."

Maryke Brouwer1

b. 3 April 1771
  • Maryke Brouwer was born on 3 April 1771.2
  • She was baptized on 24 June 1771 at Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, (First Reformed Church of Tarrytown), Westchester Co., New York; sponsors Jan Enters, Marytie his wife.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.127, no.2069. Hereinafter cited as Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow/First RDC Tarrytown.

Marytie Brouwer1

b. 13 April 1751
  • Marytie Brouwer was baptized on 13 April 1751 at Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, (First Reformed Church of Tarrytown), Westchester Co., New York; sponsors Johannes Brouwer and his wife.2

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. 13 Apr 1751; sponsors: Johannes Brouwer and his wife.. Hereinafter cited as Settlers of the Beekman Patent.
  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.91, no.1360. Hereinafter cited as Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow/First RDC Tarrytown.

Marytje Adamse Brouwer1

b. 4 May 1695
  • Marytje Adamse Brouwer was baptized on 4 May 1695 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York; sponsors Willem Nasareth, Lena Nasareth.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. [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.

Marytje Abrahamse Brouwer1

b. 12 March 1699
  • Marytje Abrahamse Brouwer was baptized on 12 March 1699 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York; sponsors Cornelis Caljer, Margrietie Pieters.2
  • She married first at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 4 August 1718 Hendrick Van Leeuwen (banns 4 July 1718) "Henry Lyon & Maria Brouwer."3
  • Marytje Abrahamse Brouwer married second before 1731 William Tucker.4
  • Marytje Abrahamse Brouwer married third at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 6 January 1734 Jacob van Giesen, son of Jacob van Giesen and Rusje Pluvier.5
  • Also known as Marya.6
  • Also known as Maria Brouwer.4
  • Marytje Abrahamse Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Elizabeth Vredenburg , daughter of Abraham Vredenburg and Dorothy Caljer, on 1 January 1719 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Jacob Bennet, Jan z: Marytje Brouwer).7
  • Marytje Abrahamse Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Cornelia Burger , daughter of Johannes Burger and Jannetje Abrahamse Brouwer, on 2 April 1732 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Maria Brouwer, wed.).8
  • Marytje Abrahamse Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Hendrick Leeuw , son of Jurrie Leeuw and Susanna Cregier, on 24 November 1745 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Abraham Leeuw, Maria Brouwer, wede v. Jacob Giesen).9
  • Marytje Abrahamse Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Abraham Leeuw , son of Abraham Leeuw and Elisabeth Cregier, on 17 October 1753 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors John Leuw, Maria Brouwer, Wed. van Jacob Giesen).10
  • Marytje Abrahamse Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Maria Tucker , daughter of William Tucker and Anna Muller, on 10 April 1757 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Thomas Jesia, Maria Brouwer, Wed. v. Jakob Van Giesen).11

Family 1: Hendrick Van Leeuwen b. bt 1690 - 1700, d. b 1732

Family 2: William Tucker b. bt 1700 - 1710

Family 3: Jacob van Giesen b. 25 Dec 1700, d. b 16 Oct 1743

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): 24:98. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  2. [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. Marytie; parents: Abram Brouwer, Cornelia. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  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.129. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, RDC NA/NY.
  4. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 21:157.
  5. [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 156. Jacob Van Ziesen & Maria Tukker. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, RDC NA/NY.
  6. [S2649] Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the town of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, 1677-1872; FHL film #0017663 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1941), Microfilm of typescripts (5 v.) made in 1915 in possession of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, translated and transcribed for the church by Frank L. Van Cleef ; under the direction of Willard P. Schenck and Henry M. Wells ; copied by Josephine C. Frost, 1:16. Baptism record of son Jurien. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Records.
  7. [S1606] Thomas Grier Evans, editor, Baptisms from 1639 to 1730 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York, Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Vol. 2 (New York: Printed for the Society, 1901), page 409. Elizabeth; parents: Abraham Vredenburg, Dorathea Coljer. Hereinafter cited as Baptisms RDC New Amsterdam/New York (1639-1730).
  8. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 22:9.
  9. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 25:16.
  10. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 27:76.
  11. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 28:36.
  12. [S2649] Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the town of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, 1677-1872; FHL film #0017663 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1941), Microfilm of typescripts (5 v.) made in 1915 in possession of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, translated and transcribed for the church by Frank L. Van Cleef ; under the direction of Willard P. Schenck and Henry M. Wells ; copied by Josephine C. Frost, 1:16. Parents Hendrick Van Leeuwen, Marya his wife. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Records.

Marytje Brouwer1

b. 9 October 1738, d. 1815
  • Marytje Brouwer was born on 9 October 1738 at Schenectady, New York.1
  • She was baptized on 15 October 1738 at First Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York; sponsors Pieter Brouwer, Elisabeth Brouwer.2
  • She married John Munro at First Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York, on 6 April 1760.3,4
  • Marytje Brouwer died in 1815 at Morrisburg, Upper Canada.5
  • Also known as Marie Talbot Gilbert Bruère.6

Family: John Munro b. 1728, d. 27 Oct 1800

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.28. Hereinafter cited as First Settlers of Schenectady.
  2. [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.57, no.1258. Marytje; parents: Cornelis Brouwer, Cornelia Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.
  3. [S1822] "First Dutch Reformed Church of Schenectady, N.Y.", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol. 73, no. 1, p. 36 (1942): 73:56. John Monro of Scotland and Maria Brouwer of Schdy. Married with license. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Schenectady Marr., NYGBR 73 (1942)."
  4. [S3231] E. B. O'Callaghan, Names of Persons for whom Marriage Licenses were issued by the Secretary of the Province of New York, previous to 1784 (Albany, N.Y.: Weed, Parsons, 1860), page 49. Brower, Mary, and John Munro. Hereinafter cited as New York Marr. Lic. Previous to 1784.
  5. [S5114] Janko Pavsic, "Brouwer Descent," e-mail message from Janko Pavsic to Chris Chester, January 3, 2013, Van den Bergh Chart. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Descent."
  6. [S5115] Assemblée nationale du Québec,"Michel-Eustache-Gaspard-Alain CHARTIER DE LOTBINIÈRE."Assemblée Nationale du Québec.Website. www.assnat.qc.ca/en/index.html
    . Online www.assnat.qc.ca/en/deputes/chartier-de-lotbiniere-michel-eustache-gaspard-alain-2529/biographie.html., Retrieved January 2013. Hereinafter cited as Michel-Eustache-Gaspard-Alain Chartier de Lotbinière.
  7. [S5114] Janko Pavsic, "Brouwer Descent," e-mail message from Janko Pavsic to Chris Chester, January 3, 2013, Marriage document from St. Gabriel's Presbyterian Church, Montreal: 1786, Philip Mount Surgeon was married to Christian Munro daughter of Captn John Monro of the late Royal Regiment of New York on the 29th Day of August. Phillip Mount died 31-12-1815 and was buried 2-1-1816 at Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu (date-month-year).. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Descent."
  8. [S5138] Carole Leishman, "Maria Brouwer Munro Letter," e-mail message from Carole Leishman to Chris Chester, January 15, 2013, Transcript of letter from Mary (Brouwer) Munro at Shaftsbury, Vermont, to her husband John Munro at Montreal, Canada (probably 1777 or 1778). A published transcript of the letter, which appeared in a Connecticut genealogy society newsletter, was deposited in the Brouwer File at the Schenectady Historical Society, Schenectady, New York, in 1976, by Richard and Elizabeth Hubert. Also included was a brief biographical description of the family of John and Mary Munro. [John Gearing, e-mail March 26, 2014: The original letter is in the British Archives. A microfilmed copy is in the Canada Archives. A copy of the letter is now in possession of the Schenectady County Historical Society]. Hereinafter cited as "Maria Brouwer Munro Letter."
  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.149, no.3322. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.
  10. [S5114] Janko Pavsic, "Brouwer Descent," e-mail message from Janko Pavsic to Chris Chester, January 3, 2013, Marie Charlotte Munro was married first to Paul Denis (born 1-1-1773, bapt, 1-1-1773 Soulanges (parish Saint-Joseph), now Les Cèdres. He died 7-2-1799; buried 9-2-1799 Soulanges. At the time of her second marriage Maria Charlotte Munro was still at Soulanges. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Descent."

Marytje Brouwer1

b. 3 October 1738
  • Marytje Brouwer was baptized on 3 October 1738 at North Branch Reformed Dutch Church, Readington, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey; (no sponsors recorded).2

Citations

  1. [S1364] "Readington Church Baptisms From 1720", Somerset County Historical Quarterly vol.4 (1915): p.217. Hereinafter cited as "Readington Ch. Bpt. (SCHQ)."
  2. [S1364] "Readington Church Baptisms From 1720", Somerset County Historical Quarterly vol.4 (1915): 4:217. Marytje; parents: Jan Brouwer and Lena. Hereinafter cited as "Readington Ch. Bpt. (SCHQ)."

Marytje Brouwer1

b. say 1714
  • Probable daughter of Uldrick Brouwer, although which of his wives was her mother can not be determined with certainty.2
  • Marytje Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Uldrik Jorkse , son of John Jorkse and Areaantje Smith, on 1 April 1770 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Pieter Stymets, Marytje Brouwer, z.h.v.).1

Family: Pieter Steynmets b. s 1709

Citations

  1. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 29:156.
  2. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  3. [S2094] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Vital Records of the Protestant Dutch Reformed Church at Acquackanonk (Passaic, New Jersey) 1727-1816 (Rhinebeck, New York: Kinship, 1992), page 210. Peter Steinmets, Essex Co., Marietje Brouwer, Essex Co.. Hereinafter cited as RDC Acquackanonk Recs.

Matheus Brouwer1,2

b. 7 August 1743, d. between 27 March 1811 and 11 June 1811
  • Matheus Brouwer was baptized on 7 August 1743 at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York; sponsors Jacobus Radelief and Jannetje Van Vranken.3,4
  • He married Annetje Ouderkerk, daughter of Jacob Ouderkerk and Neeltjen Kloet, at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York, on 30 December 1763 "Matheus Brouwer & Annatje Ouderkerk y.p. of Hosak."5,6
  • Matheus Brouwer married Sarah West circa 1790.7
  • Matheus Brouwer died between 27 March 1811 and 11 June 1811 at probably Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., New York.
  • Also known as Matheus Jabose Brower (baptism record of some of his children).1
  • Also known as Matthew Bruer.8
  • Also known as Matthew Brewer.9
  • He was found on the tax list at Halfmoon, Albany Co., New York, in 1766.10
  • Served as a Lieutenant during the Revolutionary War.11
  • Matthew Brewer is recorded on the 1779 Tax List at Hasock District (Hoosick), Rensselaer County (then Albany County), New York.9
  • He appeared on the census in 1790 at Hoosick, Albany Co., New York, Household of 1 male over 16, 5 males under 16, and 4 females. There are no other Browers or Brewers in Hoosick in 1790.12
  • Matheus Brower and Sarah West, and Charity Brower and Willem Powel, had children baptized at Schenectady on the same day, 5 February 1792. No sponsors were recorded for either baptism.13
  • He appeared on the census in 1800 at Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., New York, with a family of 2 males under 10, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 15-25, 1 male over 45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female over 45, and 1 slave.14
  • The Brewers recorded in Hoosick, New York on the 1810 census are Moses, "Capt.", and Peter. There is also a Peter Brewer in nearby Brunswick.15
  • His will was dated on 27 March 1811 proved 11 Jun 1811. Matthew Bruer of Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., New York. Names wife, Prudence (sic); sons William, Jonathan, Peter; daughters Sarah (sic), and Mary Fort. Executors: Son-in-law William Powell, and son Peter. (Note: the abstractor apparently switched Prudence and Sarah. Prudence was Matthew's daughter, while Sarah was his (2nd) wife).8
  • Mathew Brower is claimed as a son of Matheus Brouwer (if so, he is not named in his father's will).16
  • David Brewer is a possible son of Matheus Brouwer. Based upon location and time, and the Matheus given to one of David's sons. More evidence is needed. A son David is NOT named in Matthew's will of 1811.

Family 1: Annetje Ouderkerk b. 24 Jan 1748

Family 2: Sarah West b. b 1777

Citations

  1. [S463] William Burt Cook, "Schaghticoke Dutch Reformed Church Records", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vols. 59-64 (1928-1933). Hereinafter cited as "Schaghticoke DRC, NYGBR 59-64."
  2. [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.
  3. [S1000] Holland Society of New York Yearbook of the Holland Society of New York, 1906 (New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1908), p.99. Hereinafter cited as Yearbook of the Holland Society, 1906.
  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), 3:99. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.
  5. [S998] Holland Society of New York Yearbook of the Holland Society of New York, 1907 (New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1914), p.88. Hereinafter cited as Yearbook of the Holland Society, 1907.
  6. [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), 4:88. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.
  7. [S281] National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Patriot Index, Centenial Edition (Washington, D.C.: D.A.R., 1990), part 1. Brower, Mathew: b. 8-7-1743 NY, d p 1789 m (1) Hannah (Annetta) Onderkirk (2) Sarah West Lt. NY. Hereinafter cited as DAR Patriot Index.
  8. [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.
  9. [S873] "Rensselaer County Tax Lists: 1779 Hosack District (Hoosick)."Strictly speaking, this is an Albany County tax list, because it dates from 1779, 12 years before Rensselaer County was created from Albany County, in 1791. Leslie Potter kindly transcribed it from the the Lansing Papers, Call Number KT 13324, GY Lansing Papers Box 1, at the New York State Library in Albany. Online http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyrensse/tax1.htm.. Hereinafter cited as Rensselaer Co. Tax Lists: 1779 Hoosick.
  10. [S1646] Florence Christoph, Upstate New York In the 1760s, Tax Lists and Selected Militia Rolls of Old Albany County (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1992), page 110. Tax list for Half Moon (now in Saratoga Co.) which also included Schagticoke and Saratoga. Hereinafter cited as Upstate NY in the 1760s.
  11. [S281] National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Patriot Index, Centenial Edition (Washington, D.C.: D.A.R., 1990), part 1. Hereinafter cited as DAR Patriot Index.
  12. [S685] Ronald Vern Jackson, compiler, Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790 - New York (Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems Inc., 1978), p.31. Hereinafter cited as 1790 Census, New York.
  13. [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.312, nos.7034 and 7035. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.
  14. [S205] MyFamily.com, 1800 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, 2003), Federal Census, Roll M32_26, p.760. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Census.
  15. [S138] MyFamily.com, 1810 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: My Family.com Inc., 2003), Federal Census. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Census.
  16. [S4859] Brower Research and Correspondence of Chester A. Brower, Typed and handwritten notes, Box 5, UNP BB-68, 88, Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio, (pages scanned by Karen B. Sims in 2009, PDFs in possession of Chris Chester, 2012), 68 part V. Correspondence from Mrs. Ann Crew, 1971, who cites "a book in our State Library in Lansing, Michigan." What follows is long list of family groups, many of which are incorrect, that attempt to show a descent from Anneke Jans. On page 5 is "Mathew Brower Jr., 13th child of Mathew Brower & 2nd wife Sarah West, m. Phebe Madison in 1814 in New York. Mathew Jr. died March 8, 1870. Phebe was born 1799 at Hociak (sic), N. Y., died March 18, 1880. Both are buried in Tyler St. Cemetery in Van Buren Twsp., Wayne Co., Michigan." A list of five children are given, no sources are stated.
  17. [S2616] Correspondence regarding descendants of Peter Brewer and Polly Herkimer, from Bob and Caroline Bentley to Chris Chester, 2008; Chris Chester (Kent, New York). Includes E-mails, Family Group Sheets and Notes compiled by Bob and Caroline Bentley. E-mail dated Sept. 8, 2009, received from Bob Bentley, includes digital images of Rensselaer County (N.Y.) Deeds, Book 45, page 409.
  18. [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.
  19. [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., Rensselaer County. Hereinafter cited as Abstracts of Wills, etc. in NY 1787-1835.

Matheus Brouwer

b. before 1735
  • Matheus Brouwer was born before 1735.
  • He witnessed the baptism of Maria Elsworth , daughter of Samuel Elsworth and Janneke, at Lutheran Church, New York City, New York, (second Sunday after Trinity, sponsors Matheus Brouwer and Marijke Beker).1

Citations

  1. [S1866] "Baptisms in the Lutheran Church New York City", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.97-103 (1966-1972): 100:169. Maria of Samuel Elsword & Janneke. Hereinafter cited as "Lutheran Church NYC, Bapt., NYGBR 97-103 (1966-1972)."

Mattheus Brouwer

b. 15 January 1727, d. before August 1743
  • Mattheus Brouwer was baptized on 15 January 1727 at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York; sponsors Anth. & Maria Bovey.1,2
  • He died before August 1743.

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. [S1000] Holland Society of New York Yearbook of the Holland Society of New York, 1906 (New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1908), p.24. Hereinafter cited as Yearbook of the Holland Society, 1906.

Mattheus Brouwer1

b. 10 August 1742
  • Mattheus Brouwer was baptized on 10 August 1742 at Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, (First Reformed Church of Tarrytown), Westchester Co., New York; sponsors Mattheus Cankelie and Feytie, his wife.2
  • He married Carstiena van Waart at Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, (First Reformed Church of Tarrytown), Westchester Co., New York, on 26 April 1772 "Matys Brouwer, j. m., and Carstiena Van Waart, j. d. Both b. and l. in Philipsburgh."3
  • Also known as Matthew Brower.4
  • Also known as Matthew Brewer.5
  • In 1772 Mattheus Brouwer resided at Phillipsburgh, Westchester Co., New York.6
  • He was a Revolutionary War soldier. Private in the Westchester Co. Militia, First Regiment commanded by Colonel Joseph Drake.5
  • He was named in his father's will dated on 19 June 1778.7

Family: Carstiena van Waart

Citations

  1. [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.37. Hereinafter cited as A Dutch-English Odyssey.
  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.77, no.1059. Hereinafter cited as Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow/First RDC Tarrytown.
  3. [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), Fifth Book, Marriages, p.175, no.406. Hereinafter cited as Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow/First RDC Tarrytown.
  4. [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), page 32. Abigal, daughter of Matthew Brower and Catrena Van Wart was born Dec 10th 1778, Mary was born Jan 8th 1782, John was born Dec 5th 1788, all were baptized Feb 4th 1789. Hereinafter cited as RDC Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown.
  5. [S1409] New York Comptroller's Office New York in the Revolution as Colony and State, Vol. 2 (Albany, NY: Weed-Parsons, 1904), vol. 1, page 204. Westchester County Militia, First Regiment. Hereinafter cited as NYRCS.
  6. [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), Fifth Book of Records, Marriage Register;
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/…. Hereinafter cited as Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow/First RDC Tarrytown.
  7. [S3348] New York (County) Surrogate's Court Abstract of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York (Vol. IX, Jan 7, 1777-Feb 7, 1783, Collections of the New York Historical Society (New York: Printed for the Society, 1901), pages 194-195. Johannis Brewer of the Manor of Philipsburgh in Westchester County. Hereinafter cited as Abs. NY Co. Wills v. 9.
  8. [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."

Matthys Adamsz Brouwer1,2

b. 30 May 1649, d. before 29 July 1726
  • Matthys Adamsz Brouwer was baptized on 30 May 1649 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam; sponsors Mathys, Barentje Molenaers.3
  • He married with banns published on 26 January 1673 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, Marietje Pieterse Wyckoff, daughter of Pieter Claesen and Grietje Cornelise Van Ness.4
  • Matthys Adamsz Brouwer died before 29 July 1726 ; the date of the marriage of his daughter Jannetje, in which record he was stated to be deceased.5
  • Also known as Mathijs Brouwer.6
  • Baptized in 1649, Ref Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, Matthys married Marretie Pieters, daughter of Pieter Claeszen whose descendants adopted the surname Wyckoff. Matthys and Marretie's children are found in Westchester County, New York, particularly in the records of the Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow.
  • He and Marietje Pieterse Wyckoff were members of the at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 19 November 1679 (from) Brooklyn Ferry.7,8
  • Matthys Adamsz Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Aeltje Evertse Van Gelder , daughter of Evert Hendricksen and Fytie Adamse Brouwer, on 1 August 1680 at Midwoud, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Matys Brouwer, Magdalena Brouwers).9
  • Matthys Adamsz Brouwer was a member of the at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 30 November 1680 (date certificate was given) recorded among the new members, "both from Manhattan Island."10
  • He appeared on the assessment list of at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, on 26 September 1683 as Mattys Brouwer with 1 poll...£18, 1 cow...£5, 1 cow of 3 yrs...£4.11
  • Mathys is named in his father's will dated 22 Jan 1691/92.12
  • He witnessed the baptism of Samuel Brouwer , son of Samuel Matthysz Brouwer and Grietje Smith, on 25 March 1706 at Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, (First Reformed Church of Tarrytown), Westchester Co., New York, (sponsors Mathys Brouwer and Marritje, his wife).13
  • Matthys Adamsz Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Maritje Brouwer , daughter of Samuel Matthysz Brouwer and Grietje Smith, on 1 June 1708 at Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, (First Reformed Church of Tarrytown), Westchester Co., New York, (sponsors: Mathys Brouwer and Maritje Pieterze).14
  • Matthys Adamsz Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Matheus Buys , son of Johannes Buys and Maritje Matthyse Brouwer, on 21 March 1710 at Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, (First Reformed Church of Tarrytown), Westchester Co., New York, (sponsors Mathys Brouwer and Marytje his wife).15
  • Matthys Adamsz Brouwer and Marietje Pieterse Wyckoff were members of the at Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, (First Reformed Church of Tarrytown), Westchester Co., New York, on 18 April 1716.16
  • Matthys is covered by Hoffman in "Brouwer Beginnings" (TAG 23:202-203). He and his family apparently first lived in Kings County on Long Island, but then moved, probably in the first or second decade of the 1700's to the "Highlands on the Hudson" which today would be a location in Westchester Co., New York. Their son Samuel's children were being baptized at the Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow (Tarrytown, Westchester County) starting as early as 1699. Matthys and his wife Marietje became members there in 1716. The Brouwers found in the Church records of the Sleepy Hollow Church, throughout the 1700's are descendants of Matthys Brouwer.

Family: Marietje Pieterse Wyckoff b. c 1648

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. Hereinafter cited as Settlers of the Beekman Patent.
  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): 23:202-204. #3 in the genealogy. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  3. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 5:93. Mathys; parents: Adam Brouwer, (mother not recorded).
  4. [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 36. Mathys Brouwer, j.m. Van N. Jorck, en Margrietje Pieters, j.d. Van N. Amersfort. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, RDC NA/NY.
  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): 23:202. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  6. [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 121. Willemje; parents: Mathijs Brouwer, Marritje Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  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 335 Register of the Members from the Four Villages. 19 Nov 1679. Brooklyn Ferry. Matthijs Brouwer and wife Marritje Pieters. 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 363. Brooklyn. New Members, either arrived with certificate, or received upon their acknowledged profession. Cert. given the 30 Nov. Matthijs Brouwer and wife Marritje Pieters, both from Manhattan Island. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  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), p.399. Aaltje; parents: Everd Hendricksz, Sophia Adams Brouwers (Magdalena Brouwers crossed through); op Midwoud. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  10. [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.362, 363. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  11. [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.119. Hereinafter cited as Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York.
  12. [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.
  13. [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.29, no.114. Hereinafter cited as RDC Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown.
  14. [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.31, no.159. Hereinafter cited as RDC Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown.
  15. [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.33, no.196. Hereinafter cited as RDC Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown.
  16. [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, members nos. 83 and 84.. Hereinafter cited as Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow/First RDC Tarrytown.

Matthys Brouwer1,2

b. 3 April 1695
  • Matthys Brouwer was born at Cortlandt Manor, Westchester Co., New York.2
  • He was baptized on 3 April 1695 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Isaacq Van Tilburg, Hanna Smith.3
  • He married Wyntje Kranckheyt, daughter of Jan Herckszen and Grietje Jans, at Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, (First Reformed Church of Tarrytown), Westchester Co., New York, on 19 March 1719 "Matthis Brouwer, j.m., b. on the Mennaer of Cortlant, and Wyntje Crancheyt, j.d., of Langh Eylant, both l. on the Mennaer of Cortlant."4
  • Matthys Brouwer and Wyntje Kranckheyt resided at Cortlandt Manor, Westchester Co., New York.
  • Matthys Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Theunis Crancheyt , son of Jacobus Crancheyt and Helena Brandt, on 20 June 1721 at Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, (First Reformed Church of Tarrytown), Westchester Co., New York, (sponsors Matthis Brouwer, Janetie Brouwer).5
  • Matthys Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Maragritie Brouwer , daughter of Johannes Brouwer and Elizabeth Concklin, on 20 June 1752 at Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, (First Reformed Church of Tarrytown), Westchester Co., New York, (sponsors Matys Brouer and his wife).6

Family: Wyntje Kranckheyt b. s 1695

Citations

  1. [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), Fifth Book of Records, Marriage Register;
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/…. Hereinafter cited as Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow/First RDC Tarrytown.
  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. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 13:165.
  4. [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), Fifth Book, Marriages, p.156, no.26. Hereinafter cited as Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow/First RDC Tarrytown.
  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.45, no.426. Hereinafter cited as RDC Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown.
  6. [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.93, no.1398. Hereinafter cited as Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow/First RDC Tarrytown.
  7. [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.43, no.393. Hereinafter cited as Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow/First RDC Tarrytown.
  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.46, no.448. Hereinafter cited as Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow/First RDC Tarrytown.
  9. [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.49, no.495. Hereinafter cited as Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow/First RDC Tarrytown.
  10. [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.53, no.570. Hereinafter cited as Old Dutch Church Sleepy Hollow/First RDC Tarrytown.

Matthys Brouwer1,2

b. 20 October 1711
  • Matthys Brouwer was baptized on 20 October 1711 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Alexander Lam, Aaltje Brouwers.3
  • He married Maritie Cronkhite, daughter of Sybout Crancheyt and Josyntje Gardener.
  • Matthys Brower was taxed in Beekman from Feb. 1739/40 to 1740/41 at £1. "We have no further local records of Matthys Brouwer after that date and believe he returned to Tarrytown. He is not listed in 1790 and we have not found any Revolutionary service."2

Family: Maritie Cronkhite b. 25 Mar 1712

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. [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. 20 Oct 1711. Sponsors: Alexander Lamb and Aeltje Brouwers.. Hereinafter cited as Settlers of the Beekman Patent.
  3. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 17:43.
  4. [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."

May Brouwer1

b. July 1882
  • May Brouwer was born in July 1882 at New Jersey.1
  • She appeared on the census on 20 June 1900 at Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, May Brouwer, age 17, born July 1882 in New Jersey. Single.1

Citations

  1. [S59] MyFamily.com, 1900 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: My Family.com, 2003), Federal census, NARA Ser. T623, Roll 984, page 11A, ED 56. Aaron Brouwer household. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Census.

Metje Brouwer1

b. 11 August 1723
  • Metje Brouwer was baptized on 11 August 1723 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey; sponsors Abram Brouwers and Elisabeth Ackermans.2
  • She married Christopher van Rypen, son of Harmen Juriansz van Rypen and Judith Steynmets, at Acquackanonk, New Jersey, on 28 September 1746.1

Family: Christopher van Rypen b. 6 Sep 1722

Citations

  1. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [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.136. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.

Michael Brouwer

b. 2 November 1783, d. before April 1830
  • Michael Brouwer was baptized on 2 November 1783 at Dutch Reformed Church, Claverack, Columbia Co., New York; sponsors Michael Herder, Catharina Smith.1
  • He possibly died before April 1830 as he is not named in his father's will.2
  • Also known as Michael Brewer.1

Citations

  1. [S1883] "Records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Claverack, Columbia County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.74-83 (1943-1950): 81:236. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Claverack, NY, NYGBR 74-83."
  2. [S1387] "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 at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Online www.newenglandancestors.org., Retrieved Sept. 2008. Searched for Peter Brower, Columbia County. Hereinafter cited as NY State, Wills, Adm., 1787-1835.

Michael Brouwer1

b. 15 June 1810, d. 13 January 1850
  • Michael Brouwer was born on 15 June 1810.1
  • He was baptized on 29 June 1810 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Hackensack, Dutchess Co., New York.1
  • He died on 13 January 1850 ; "age 41-6-29."2
  • Also known as Michael Brewer.1
  • Also known as Michael Brower.3
  • He appeared on the census in 1840 at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York, as Michael Brower, with a household of 2 males under 5, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 20-30. He is enumerated next to Charles Brower, age 70-80.3

Citations

  1. [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.73. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  2. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  3. [S403] Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems Jackson, compiler1840 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1999), Federal census, Ser. M704, Roll 279, page 539. Hereinafter cited as 1840 US Census.

Nancy Brouwer1

b. 15 July 1811
  • Nancy Brouwer was born on 15 July 1811 at Palatine, Montgomery Co., New York.2
  • She was baptized on 25 August 1811 at Reformed Dutch Church of Stone Arabia, Town of Palatine, Montgomery Co., New York; sponsors: parents.2
  • She married James Getman circa 1832.
  • Also known as Nancy Brauer.2
  • Nancy Brouwer appeared on the census on 15 October 1850 at Ephratah, Fulton Co., New York, as Nancy Getman, age 39, born in New York.3

Family: James Getman b. c 1809

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), 2:63. Nancy; parents Corls. Brauer & wife Elisabeth. Hereinafter cited as RDC Stone Arabia.
  3. [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 506, page 191, image 380. James Getman household. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Census.

Nancy Brouwer1

b. before 1779
  • Nancy Brouwer was born before 1779.
  • She witnessed the baptism of Ann Brouwer , daughter of David Brouwer and Mary Cembel, on 6 April 1794 at Trinity Church Parish, New York City, New York, (sponsors Uzal Ward and Nancy Brouwer).1
  • Nancy Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Edward Brouwer , son of David Brouwer and Mary Cembel, on 6 December 1795 at Trinity Church Parish, New York City, New York, (sponsors Uzal Ward and Nancy Brouwer).2

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."
  2. [S1674] "Records of Trinity Church Parish, New York City", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.67-93 (1936-1962): 93:75. Hereinafter cited as "Trinity Church Parish Records."

Nazareth Brouwer1,2

b. 26 October 1756, d. 19 November 1817
  • Nazareth Brouwer was born on 26 October 1756 at Dutchess Co., New York.3,4
  • He married first at First Reformed Dutch Church, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York, on 2 November 1775 Ginney Brouwer, daughter of Charles Brouwer and Jane Ryder, (Int. 29 Oct 1775).5
  • Nazareth Brouwer married second at Dutch Reformed Church, Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York, on 12 April 1795 Catharina Dolsen, daughter of Johannes Dolson and Elizabeth Buys, "Nazareth Brouwer and Catherine Lawson, widow."6
  • Nazareth Brouwer married third on 26 March 1802 Deborah Wiltsie, daughter of John Wiltsie and Jane Luckey.7
  • Nazareth Brouwer died on 19 November 1817 ; (or 9 Nov 1817).8,9,10
  • Surname is also spelled Brower.11
  • Also known as Nazareth Brewer.12
  • He was a Revolutionary War soldier. Private in the Westchester Co. Militia, First Regiment commanded by Colonel Joseph Drake.12
  • He appeared on the census in 1790 at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York, as Nazareth Brower with a family of 1 male over 16, 4 males under 16, 3 females.13
  • He appeared on the census in 1800 at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York, as Nazareth Brower with a family of 2 males 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 1 male over 45, 1 female under 10, 2 females 16-25, 1 female 26-44.14
  • He witnessed the baptism of Elisha Hall , son of Joshua Hall and Deborah Wiltsie, on 16 February 1803 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Hackensack, Dutchess Co., New York, (sponsor Nazareth Brower (the child's stepfather, baptized the same day as his half-sister Harriet Brouwer).).11
  • Nazareth Brouwer was named in his father's will dated on 5 February 1805 and is made an executor.15
  • He appeared on the census in 1810 at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York, as Nazareth Brewer with a family of 3 males under 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 26-44 (a portion including the male 45+ column is blacked out), 1 female over 45, and 1 slave.16
  • His will was dated on 5 August 1817 calls himself Nazareth Brower of Poughkeepsie; mentions wife Deborah; Nazareth Taylor (under age); children viz: John, Charles, Henry, William, Philip Van Cortlandt, Robert, James, Mary, Elizabeth, Harriet, and Sally Ann.17
  • Descendants spelled the name as either Brower or Brewer.18

Family 1: Ginney Brouwer b. 27 May 1757, d. 16 Jan 1795

Family 2: Deborah Wiltsie b. 1 Jul 1776

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. [S4379] Chris Chester,"Nazareth Brouwer (1756-1817) @ Brouwer Genealogy."Links to images of will and family group sheets.. Online http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/11/….. Hereinafter cited as Nazareth Brouwer (1756-1817).
  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): 24:25 fn. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  4. [S2476] Helen Wilkinson Reynolds, Family Genealogies (Dutchess County) Birdsall - DeLong; FHL film #0931488 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973), Microreproduction of original ms. and typescript at Adriance Memorial Library, Poughkeepsie, New York. Also: Brower pages in the William B. Bogardus Collection, Box 5, BB-367. page 3. "The children of Nazareth & Jane Brower". Hereinafter cited as Family Genealogies.
  5. [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): 73:242. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Poughkeepsie, NYGBR 73-75."
  6. [S1881] "Marriages of the Dutch Reformed Church of Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 83, no. 2 (1952): 83:157. Hereinafter cited as "Marriages RDC Fishkill, NYGBR 83 (1952)."
  7. [S4296] Letter from Barbara Smith (Concord, California) to Chris Chester, September 9, 2011; Chris Chester (Kent, New York), Letter from ? Griffin dated April 9, 1889.
  8. [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): 24:25 fn. Says died 19 Nov 1817. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  9. [S2476] Helen Wilkinson Reynolds, Family Genealogies (Dutchess County) Birdsall - DeLong; FHL film #0931488 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973), Microreproduction of original ms. and typescript at Adriance Memorial Library, Poughkeepsie, New York. Also: Brower pages in the William B. Bogardus Collection, Box 5, BB-367. page 5. Deaths. Says died 9 Nov 1817. Hereinafter cited as Family Genealogies.
  10. [S4428] 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, TMG #4428, Brouwer Marriages & Deaths. Marriages extracted from Albany, New York area newspapers. Recorded on index cards. NY Spectater, Nov 25, 1817. Brewer. In Poughkeepsie, Mr. Nazareth Brewer, aged ? (date of death not given). Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  11. [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.66. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  12. [S1409] New York Comptroller's Office New York in the Revolution as Colony and State, Vol. 2 (Albany, NY: Weed-Parsons, 1904), vol. 1, page 204. Westchester County Militia, First Regiment. Hereinafter cited as NYRCS.
  13. [S487] Ancestry.com, 1790 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2000), Federal census, Roll M637-6, image 0194. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Census.
  14. [S205] MyFamily.com, 1800 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, 2003), Federal Census, Roll 21, p.70, image 71. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Census.
  15. [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.
  16. [S138] MyFamily.com, 1810 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: My Family.com Inc., 2003), Federal Census, Roll 30, p.243, image 183.00. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Census.
  17. [S1561] Dutchess County, New York Surrogate's Court, Wills vol. E-F, 1814-1824; film #0913662 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972), Microfilm of original records in the Dutchess County Courthouse, p.347. Hereinafter cited as Dutchess Co. Wills v.E-F, 1814-1824.
  18. [S1519] William Bogardus, "E-mail correspondence from William Bogardus," e-mail message from Bogardus, William to Chris Chester and et al, Feb 26, 2007.. Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."
  19. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  20. [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.69. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  21. [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.71. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  22. [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.73. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  23. [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.75. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  24. [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.76. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  25. [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.77. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.

Nazareth Nicholasz Brouwer1,2

b. between 1702 and 1710
  • Nazareth Nicholasz Brouwer was probably born between 1702 and 1710 at Gowanus, Kings Co., Long Island, New York.
  • He married Anne Rozell before 1730.4

Family: Anne Rozell b. bt 1702 - 1712

Citations

  1. [S2940] 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, Nicholas Brouwer-Jannetje Colyer. No. 157-D. Transcription of testimony from Thorp v. Raymond which went to the Supreme Court in 1853 (57 U.S. 247, 16 HOW 247). Transcription by Gayle Turner Davidson for William B. Bogardus, 1996. Elizabeth (Turner) Caywood, age 75+ years, of DeWitt, Clinton Co., Michigan, testified 23 April 1851. Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  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. "some deponents claimed that Nazareth was the oldest child of Nicholas and Jannetje others claimed that Adolphus was the eldest;". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."
  3. [S1519] William Bogardus, "E-mail correspondence from William Bogardus," e-mail message from Bogardus, William to Chris Chester and et al, Feb. 25, 2007. Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."
  4. [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."
  5. [S1519] William Bogardus, "E-mail correspondence from William Bogardus," e-mail message from Bogardus, William to Chris Chester and et al, To Paul Brewer, et al; Apr. 4, 2007; "Yes, Paul, I believe you are entirely correct in your analysis that it was Jane Brouwer, daughter of Nazareth Brouwer and Ann Rozell, who married Thomas Benjamin Hill. Over the past many years I have heard from at least 12 others who have claimed that this Jane Brouwer was the daughter of Sybrant
    Brouwer and his wife Sara Webber- - Sybrant being the son of Jacobus Brouwer and Anna Bogardus. I had never confirmed this connection, of course, and had advised each one that this Jane was more likely in the line of descent from one of the other brothers of Jacobus - - probably Nicholas. When I received the abstracted data from the Supreme Court case I referred to in my e-mail of Feb. 25, 2007, Subj: "Family of Nicholas BROWER".. that was when I first learned that Nicholas and Jannetje Colyer had a son Nazareth - - and thus also the more complete family of Nicholas and Jannetje
    as I had outlined. I do not know the dates of birth or baptism of the children of Nazareth Brouwer and Ann Rozell, except that of Cornelius who was born 9 Nov 1730, who married Mary Archer.
    I can also advise that there is an excellent lineage from Nazareth Brower Hill and Catherine Edwards in Volume II - Part I, of "Loyalist Lineages of Canada", published by the Toronto Branch of The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, 1991, pp. 513-515. From the 12 other correspondents on the lines of descent from Thomas Benjamin Hill and Jane Brower, they had only indicated continuing descendants through their children Eleanor and Nazareth.". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."

Nazareth Brouwer1

b. before 1744, d. between 10 September 1787 and 12 August 1790
  • Nazareth Brouwer was born before 1744.
  • He married by license dated on 8 September 1764 at New York Bridget Pells.2
  • Nazareth Brouwer died between 10 September 1787 and 12 August 1790.
  • Also known as Nazareth Brewer.3
  • Surname is also spelled Brower.
  • His will was dated on 10 September 1787 probated 12 Aug 1790. Called Nazareth Brewer of Westchester. Gives to son John Brewer all real and personal estate. Names as executors son John Brewer and friend John Ferris. Witnessed by John Ferris, Elijah Ferris, and Jonathan Ferris.3

Family: Bridget Pells

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. [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.44. Hereinafter cited as New York Marriages Previous to 1784.
  3. [S2008] Theresa Hall Bristol, "Abstracts of Wills Recorded at White Plains, Westchester County, N.Y., Subsequent to May 1, 1787", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.55-60 (1924-1929): 55:150. Hereinafter cited as "White Plains Wills, NYGBR 55-60 (1924-29)."

Neeltje Brouwer

b. 18 April 1716
  • Neeltje Brouwer was baptized on 18 April 1716 at Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, (First Reformed Church of Tarrytown), Westchester Co., New York; sponsors Harck Kranchyt and Fytje his wife.1

Citations

  1. [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.39, no.311. Hereinafter cited as RDC Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown.

Neeltje Brouwer1

b. before 1768
  • Neeltje Brouwer was born before 1768.
  • She married Cornelius van Wormer, son of van Wormer, before 1786.1
  • Also known as Nelly Brower.1
  • Neeltje Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Neeltje Hogle , daughter of Francis Hogle and Jenneke Ouderkerk, in 1779 at Dutch Reformed Church, Schaghticoke, (now Rensselaer Co.), New York, (sponsors Frederick Ouderkerk and Neltie Brower).2
  • Neeltje Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Matthew Van Wormer , son of John Van Wormer and Fransyntie Ouderkerk, in 1784 at Dutch Reformed Church, Schaghticoke, (now Rensselaer Co.), New York, (sponsors Cornelius V. Werm., Neeltie Brouwer.).3

Family: Cornelius van Wormer

Citations

  1. [S463] William Burt Cook, "Schaghticoke Dutch Reformed Church Records", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vols. 59-64 (1928-1933). Hereinafter cited as "Schaghticoke DRC, NYGBR 59-64."
  2. [S463] William Burt Cook, "Schaghticoke Dutch Reformed Church Records", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vols. 59-64 (1928-1933): 61:397. Hereinafter cited as "Schaghticoke DRC, NYGBR 59-64."
  3. [S463] William Burt Cook, "Schaghticoke Dutch Reformed Church Records", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vols. 59-64 (1928-1933): 62:300. Hereinafter cited as "Schaghticoke DRC, NYGBR 59-64."
  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.307, no.6915. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.

Neeltje Brouwer1

b. before 1714
  • Neeltje Brouwer was born before 1714.
  • She married Isaac Montagne at Protestant Dutch Reformed Church, Acquackanonk (Passaic), Essex Co., New Jersey, in 1729.1

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): 24:24 fn. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…

Neeltje Brouwer1

b. 30 November 1775
  • Neeltje Brouwer was born on 30 November 1775.2
  • She was baptized on 23 December 1775 at Dutch Reformed Church, Schraalenburgh, Bergen Co., New Jersey; sponsors Jan Brouwer, Liesabeth, daughter.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. [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.:178. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.

Nelletie Brouwer1,2

b. 13 March 1720
  • Nelletie Brouwer was baptized on 13 March 1720 at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York; sponsors Joannes and Eckbertie De Garmoy.3
  • She married Douwe Ketelheyn, son of Daniel Keteluyn and Debora Viele, at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York, on 9 September 1738.4
  • Nelletie Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Debora Ketelheyn , daughter of Joachim Keteluyn and Eva Vrooman, on 10 September 1738 at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York, (witnesses: Douwe and Neeltje Ketelheyn).5
  • Nelletie Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Peter Lampman , son of Michael Lampman and Maria Brouwer, on 8 August 1756 at First Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York, (sponsors Douwe Kittel, Neeltje Kittle).6
  • Nelletie Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Maria Brouwer , daughter of Matheus Brouwer and Annetje Ouderkerk, on 2 October 1764 at Dutch Reformed Church, Schaghticoke, (now Rensselaer Co.), New York, (sponsors Douwe Kittel, Neeltje Kittel).7

Family: Douwe Ketelheyn b. 19 Dec 1708

Citations

  1. [S529] Phyllis J. Miller, "Another Child of Pieter (Adam) Brouwer", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record Vol. 120, page 44 (1989). Hereinafter cited as "Another Child of Pieter Brouwer."
  2. [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.
  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), 2:86. 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), 3:8. Banns. Douwe Ketelheyn, y.m., and Neeltje Brouwer, j.d.. 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), 3:74. Debora, of Joachim and Eva Ketelheyn; wit.: Douwe and Neeltje Ketelheyn. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.
  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.100, no.2212. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.
  7. [S463] William Burt Cook, "Schaghticoke Dutch Reformed Church Records", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vols. 59-64 (1928-1933): 60:125. Hereinafter cited as "Schaghticoke DRC, NYGBR 59-64."
  8. [S1000] Holland Society of New York Yearbook of the Holland Society of New York, 1906 (New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1908), p.79. Hereinafter cited as Yearbook of the Holland Society, 1906.
  9. [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), 3:83. Willem, of Douwe and Neeltje Kittelheyn. Wit.: Willem and Maria Kittelheyn. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.

Nelletje Brouwer1,2

b. 9 June 1745, d. 26 October 1790
  • Nelletje Brouwer was born on 9 June 1745 at New York City, New York.4
  • She was baptized on 12 June 1745 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors James Druljet, Maria Druljet, j.d.5
  • She married Gerrit Kip, son of Abraham Kip and Mary Van den Berg, at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 12 February 1768 (banns 10 Feb 1768) "Garret Kip & Ellenor Brouwer."6
  • Nelletje Brouwer died on 26 October 1790.3
  • Also known as Ellenor Brouwer.4
  • She witnessed the baptism of Jacob Brouwer , son of Johannes Brouwer and Perkins Lambert, on 13 January 1774 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Jakob Brouwer, Ellener Brouwer, h.v. Van Gerrit Kip).7

Family: Gerrit Kip b. 11 May 1746, d. 17 Dec 1790

Citations

  1. [S1882] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Notes No. II", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 72, pages 332-337 (1941): 72:333. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Notes No. II."
  2. [S1956] Edwin R. Purple, "Contributions to the History of the Ancient Families of New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.8 (1877): p.132. Hereinafter cited as "CHAFNY; NYGBR 8 (1877)."
  3. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  4. [S1956] Edwin R. Purple, "Contributions to the History of the Ancient Families of New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.8 (1877): p.132 fn. Hereinafter cited as "CHAFNY; NYGBR 8 (1877)."
  5. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 25:13.
  6. [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.229. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, RDC NA/NY.
  7. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 30:16.
  8. [S1521] Paul Brewer, "E-mail correspondence from Paul Brewer," e-mail message from Brewer, Paul to Chris Chester, to Chris Chester, et al, dated July 17, 2007. Descendant report for Jacob Brouwer and his wife Petronella de la Montagne, compiled by Paul Brewer. Hereinafter cited as "Paul Brewer e-mail."

Nelly Brouwer1,2

b. 1761, d. 4 April 1816
  • Nelly Brouwer was born in 1761.3
  • She married by license dated on 8 February 1779 at New York Coert Johnson, son of Hendrick Johnson and Eve Van Sicklen.4
  • Nelly Brouwer died on 4 April 1816.3
  • She was buried at Gravesend, Kings Co., New York.3
  • Also known as Elinor Brower.3
  • Nelly is mentioned in the will of her father, Abraham Brower of Kings Co., dated 13 Feb 1797.2

Family: Coert Johnson b. 1749, d. 24 Jun 1813

Citations

  1. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [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., Kings Co., p.16. Will of Abraham Brower of Kings Co., dated 13 Feb 1797. Hereinafter cited as Abstracts of Wills, etc. in NY 1787-1835.
  3. [S1519] William Bogardus, "E-mail correspondence from William Bogardus," e-mail message from Bogardus, William to Chris Chester and et al, April 23, 2007, to Chris Chester, Lilly Martin, Paul Brewer, et al; Ancestors and Descendants of William Brower who married Mariah Helm; "Elinor (Nelly), b. 1761, d. 4 Apr 1816, bur. Gravesend (Source: "Inscriptions on the Tombstones In and Around the Churchyard in the Village of Gravesend, Kings County, N.Y.", from the "Kings county Genealogical Club Collections", Vol. I:3, August 1, 1882, m. int. 8 Feb 1779, NY, Coert Johnson, b. 1749, prob. son of Hendrick Johnson and Eve Van Sicklen, d. 24 Jun 1813, bur. Gravesend (same source as Elinor)". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."
  4. [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.49. Hereinafter cited as New York Marriages Previous to 1784.
  5. [S1759] Record of Baptisms of the Reformed Dutch Church of the Town of Brooklyn (original in Dutch); FHL film #0017529, item 1 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1939), Tranlated by Teunis G. Bergen; copied from his book and the original records by A.J. Beekman. Microfilm of original records at the Holland Society, New York. Hereinafter cited as Brooklyn Bapt. (Beekman).

Nensje Brouwer1

b. 9 December 1783, d. 22 March 1873
  • Nensje Brouwer was born on 9 December 1783.1,2
  • She was baptized on 18 January 1784 at Reformed Dutch Church, Clarkstown, Rockland Co., New York; sponsors Uylderick Brouwer and Nensje Brouwer.3,1,2
  • She married Moses De Clark, son of Jacobus De Clark and Antje van Oostrum, at Tappan Reformed Church, Tappan, New York, on 20 January 1803 "Moses De Clark and Nanny Brouwer, both of Clarkstown."4
  • Nensje Brouwer died on 22 March 1873 ; "aged 89-3-3."5
  • She was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, Rockland Co., New York.5
  • Also known as Nanny Brouwer.4

Family: Moses De Clark b. 27 Jul 1750, d. 1 Dec 1857

Citations

  1. [S1386] Harlan Rogers Campbell, The Campbell Family: Some of the descendants of William Campbell of Bergen (Pleasant Valley, NY: n.pub., 1969), p.1-2. Hereinafter cited as The Campbell Family.
  2. [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, Clarkstown: 1749-1853. Hereinafter cited as New York Births & Baptisms I, Southeast Region, New York State.
  3. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  4. [S1889] "Betrothals and Marriages of the Dutch Reformed Church of Tappan, Rockland County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols. 84, 85, 86 (1953,1954,1955): 86:111. Hereinafter cited as "Marriages, Tappan Reformed Church, NYGBR 84,85,86."
  5. [S2030] George Olin Zabriskie, "Daniel De Clark (De Klerck) of Tappan and His Descendants", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.96-97 (1965-1966): 96:209. Hereinafter cited as "De Clark, NYGBR 96-97 (1965-66)."
  6. [S2030] George Olin Zabriskie, "Daniel De Clark (De Klerck) of Tappan and His Descendants", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.96-97 (1965-1966): 96:210. Hereinafter cited as "De Clark, NYGBR 96-97 (1965-66)."

Nicholaes Brouwer1

b. 19 December 1736, d. before 1738
  • Nicholaes Brouwer was baptized on 19 December 1736 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey; sponsors David Akkerman, Marytjen Akkerman.2
  • He died before 1738.

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. [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), Hack.:172. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.

Nicholaes Brouwer1

b. 8 January 1737/38
  • Nicholaes Brouwer was baptized on 8 January 1737/38 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey; sponsors Niclass Romein, Maritjen Akkerman.2

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. [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), Hack.:175. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.

Nicholaes Brouwer1

b. between 1726 and 1730
  • Nicholaes Brouwer was probably born between 1726 and 1730.
  • He married Maria Boom, daughter of Johannes Boom and Anna Burger, at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York, on 31 July 1757 "after 3 Banns Nicolaes Brouwer and Maria Boom, both of Albany County."2,3
  • Nicholas is possibly a son of Cornelis Brouwer and Hannah Hilton.
  • Nicholas Brower appears on the tax list of Albany City in 1767.4
  • Nicholaes Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Johannes Boom , son of Abraham Boom and Dorothea Cunningham, on 18 January 1767 at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York, (sponsors Nicolaas Brouny, Marytje Boom).5
  • Nicholas Brower appears on the muster roll of Capt. Bernardus Bratt's Co., 1st Ward, City of Albany, on 20 Aug (presumably 1767).6
  • Although no birth or baptism record for Nicholas has been found, Hoffman in "Brouwer Beginnings" has placed Nicholas in the family of Jacob Brouwer and Maria Bovy, apparently based on his belief that he was named for Nicholas Bovy whom Hoffman supposed was Maria Bovy's father. Maria, however, is actually the daughter of Matthew Bovy and Catherina Barrois. Nicholas Brouwer was a contemporary in the Albany area with the families of the children of Jacob Brouwer and Maria Bovy, yet he does not appear as sponsor in any of that extended family's baptisms, nor do any of Jacob and Maria's children appear as sponsor for Nicholas's children. It is more probable that Nicholas is not a child of Jacob Brouwer and Maria Bovy. Of Nicholas's six known children, none have Brouwer family sponsors, an indication that either Nicholas, in the Albany area, was either far removed from his siblings, or more likely, that he was an only child or at least an only child who survived to adulthood. Of his first two sons and first two daughters, one of each is named for Nicholas' wife Maria Boom's parents (Johannes and Annatje or Anna). It then follows that the other two are likely named for Nicholas's parents. The first son (b.1757) is named Cornelis, indicating that Nicholas' father was Cornelis. However, Cornelis is not sponsored by his namesake. So perhaps Nicholas's father was deceased by 1757. The second daughter is actually named Maria (probably for her mother, Maria Boom), indicating that Annatje or Anna (the name of Nicholas' first daughter), was probably the name of not only Maria Boom's mother (as it is) but also of Nicholas' mother. Therefore we need to find a couple named Cornelis and Annatje (Anna or Hannah) both likely deceased by 1757, to fill the role of Nicholas's parents. Cornelis Brouwer and his wife Hannah (Anna) Hilton are the one couple who best fit the above facts. Having Hannah Hilton as a mother would also explain Nicholas' pressence in the Albany area as an adult. Hannah died at a young age, and Nicholas was most likely her only child. At the time they were living, young children who lost their mother generally did not remain with the newly widowed father. Instead they were taken in by members of the deceased mother's family. Nicholas was most likely taken in by either Hannah's parents or by one of her older siblings, perhaps her brother Pieter Hilton, who appears as a sponsor for two of Nicholas and Maria (Boom) Brouwer's children. All of these families remained in the Albany area and Nicholas is found living in close proximity to them as an adult. Sponsors for the baptisms of his children all come from either the Boom family, or from the Hilton family and their related families. It is probable that Nicholas, previously unconvincingly placed in the Brouwer family, was a son of Cornelis Brouwer and Hannah Hilton.7

Family: Maria Boom b. 16 May 1731

Citations

  1. [S530] Jonathan Pearson, compiler, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Albany (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1984), p.28, Nicholas Brouwer and Maria Boom, m. 15 Jul 1757. Records baptism dates of children.. Hereinafter cited as First Settlers of Albany.
  2. [S998] Holland Society of New York Yearbook of the Holland Society of New York, 1907 (New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1914), p.10. Hereinafter cited as Yearbook of the Holland Society, 1907.
  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), 4:10. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.
  4. [S1646] Florence Christoph, Upstate New York In the 1760s, Tax Lists and Selected Militia Rolls of Old Albany County (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1992), p.17. Hereinafter cited as Upstate NY in the 1760s.
  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), 5:24. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.
  6. [S1646] Florence Christoph, Upstate New York In the 1760s, Tax Lists and Selected Militia Rolls of Old Albany County (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1992), p.151. Hereinafter cited as Upstate NY in the 1760s.
  7. [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, "In the manuscript notes of "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman that I referred to earlier as being at the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, he placed Nicholas Brouwer who married Maria Boom as a son of Jacob Brouwer and Maria Bovy primarily based on two factors: although there was no record of a baptism, he indicated that Nicholas was named for his Uncle Nicholas Bovy; and he and members of his family are buried in the same plot in the Albany Dutch Reformed Church Burying Ground
    as that of Hessel Brouwer and his wife Lena Wessels and their family - - Hessel being a son Jacob's older brother Uldrick Brouwer and probably his second wife, Adriaentje Pieters. Truthfully, I too feel a little uncomfortable about this but Hoffman was very meticulous in his work and I have rarely, if ever, found much of his work to be in error - - although some families not as complete as I have been able to identify. I'm sure he did not have all the sources as readily available to him then as we do today, however."
    I would add that in his manuscript notes, Hoffman writes, that Gerrit Brouwer is "bur. Albany Dutch Ref. Burying Ground in the same plot with the family of Nicolaes Brouwer and Marietje Boom, which is a proof of the connection of these families." And I add that the Gerrit Brouwer buried in this Burying Ground is the son of Hessel Brouwer and Lena Wessels, and is not a member of the Jacob Brouwer and Maria Bovey family.. Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail 1-9-2007."

Nicholas Adamsz Brouwer1,2

b. 16 April 1672, d. 1749
  • Nicholas Adamsz Brouwer was baptized on 16 April 1672 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsor Ariaentie Scherps.3
  • He married with banns published on 15 September 1692 at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, Jannetje Caljer, daughter of Jurian Caljer and Lysbeth Cornelis van der Hoeven.4
  • Nicholas Adamsz Brouwer possibly died in 1749 at Westchester Co., New York, He was said to have outlived all of his children.5,6
  • Also known as Nicholas Brewer.7
  • Also known as Nicholas Berckhoven.4
  • Nicholas is named in his father's will dated 22 Jan 1691/92.8
  • His parent's youngest surviving son, after his father's death, Nicholas and his brother, Abraham (the two had married sisters) operated the mill property at Gowanus and began to buy out their siblings and acquire additional property. Nicholas built the "New Mill" also konwn as the "Yellow Mill." About 1710 he conveyed his share to his brother Abraham and relocated at Fordham Manor, then in Westchester County (now in Bronx Co.). Very little is known of the remainder of his life. A descendant, testifying in the 1800s, stated that he died in 1749, having outlived all of his children.
  • He witnessed the baptism of Willemtje Matthyse Brouwer , daughter of Matthys Adamsz Brouwer and Marietje Pieterse Wyckoff, on 14 May 1693 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Nicolaes Brouwer, Rachel Brouwer).9
  • Nicholas Adamsz Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Magdalena Abrahamse Brouwer , daughter of Abraham Adamsz Brouwer and Cornelia Caljer, on 21 March 1697 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Nicklaes Brouwer, Jannetje Brouwer).10
  • Nicholas Adamsz Brouwer appeared on the census in 1698 at Boswick (Bushwick), Kings Co., New York, as Nicholaes Brouwer, with a household of 1 man, 1 woman, 1 child, and 1 apprentice.11
  • , On 12 Aug 1698, Magdalena, widow of Adam Brouwer, conveyed to her sons Abraham and Nicholaes in consideration of an annual payment of 300 glds., 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 houses and mill and creeks thereunto belonging. Nicholas and Abraham then bought out their remaiining siblings and became sole owners of the mill property at Gowanus.12
  • He witnessed the baptism of Abraham Van Horne , son of Matys Cornelissen and Fytie Adamse Brouwer, on 15 January 1699 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Niklaes Brouwer and h.w. Jannetje).13
  • Nicholas Adamsz Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Engeltje Hendricksen , daughter of Pieter Hendrickszen and Rachel Adamse Brouwer, on 22 January 1699 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Niclaes Brouwer, Magdalena Brouwer, wed.).14
  • , On 10 Oct 1700, Peter Brower of East New Jersey deeds Abram and Nicholas Brower of Brooklyn, "Whereas there is a corn mill in Brooklyn called Gowanus Mill bounded by land of Jacob Hanson, Hendrick Vechte, Volkert Briez, formerly in the tenure of Adam Brower, deceased, true owner as by a conveyance from Tunis Nyssen, deceased, and heirs of John Evertse Bout, deceased, etc." The indenture states that Peter Brower is the eldest son of Adam Brower, deceased. Signs by his mark. Witnessed by William Laurence, Anthony Karr, both sign by mark. Acknowledged 21 Oct 1700 before Col. Gerardus Beeckman, Justice of the Peace.15,16
  • Nicholas Adamsz Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Casparus Drake , son of Josias Janszen Drats and Aeltje Adamse Brouwer, on 30 March 1701 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (witnesses Niclaas Brouwer, Sara Neyt).17
  • According to hand written notes in a private collection of Brower family documents, "on September 10th, 1702 the van Courtlandt family, 21 in number, deeded to Nicholas Brower a lot of land on the west side of Wappingers Creek containing ___acres (the lot was also conveyed by Peter Lawson) bound -- with the Wappinger's Creek including every part thereof and also about 2 or 3 acres of land on the same west side of the creek, in the area of a farm occupied by Isaac Lawson and Soleto Ackerman, running north from the Kings Bridge across the neck of land till the said north line comes to the creek, whence down the creek as it runs to the beginning, including the stream of water in its courses, ponds, falls, etc. This last mentioned 2 or 3 acres with the Watappen Falls was bought also from Isaac Lawson (deed not to be found) and reserved by him in the sale of his farm to W. Ackerman as per the records."18
  • On 10 March 1702/03, Gerardus Beeckman deeds Abram and Nicholas Brower his "right, title, etc., in the Dutch Church of Brooklyn," "as I purchased same from Volkert Briez, Oct. 23, 1701."15,19
  • On 22 Dec 1705, John Bennem of Flatbush conveyed to Nicholas Brower of Brookland, five acres of land in the common woodlands of Brookland, no.8 in the first Division. On the same day, Nicholas Brower of "Gowanus Mill in Brookland," conveyed to John Bennem of Flatbush, 10 acres in the common woodlands of Brookland, no.22 in the third Division. Conveyance signed by Nicholas Brower.20
  • On 26 Dec 1705, Nicholas Brower of Gowanus in the township of Brookland, conveyed to Hendrick Vliett of Flatbush, ten acres of land in the common woodlands of the town of Brookland, known by the number seven being in the third division of common woodlands, lying to the eastward and after a place called Bedford in said township, as laid out by a survey in 1697. Signed by Nicholas Brower in the pressence of Henry Filkin and William Hoogland.21
  • An indenture dated 10 Aug 1706, between Abram Brower of Gowanus in Broockland and Nicholas Brower brother to said Abram of the same place, confirmed the conveyance of 10 Oct 1700 between Peter Brower of East Jersey, eldest son and heir to Adam Brower late of Gowanus, deceased of the one part and Abram Brower and Nicholas Brower of the second part, also by "several deeds from the several brothers and sisters of said Peter Brower, children of said Adam Brower, deceased to said Abarm Brower and Nicholas Brower, the said Abram Brower and Nicholas Brower became jointly vested and seized of a certain neck or hooke of land and meadows with a certain corn mill." The indenture also describes the other properties that Abraham and Nicholas Brower jointy purchased, including the property purchased from Gerardus Beeckman and his wife Magdalena, and then states that "one half of all the ptoperty in the deeds mentioned is property of Abram Brower and the other equal half property of Nicholas Brower. As of 10 Aug 1706, Abraham and Nicholas jointly owned the Gowanus mill property.22
  • Nicholas Adamsz Brouwer appeared on the assessment list of on 20 December 1706 "mill set downe for" 30 acres.23
  • , In an indenture dated 30 Apr 1707, Sybrant Brower of Brooklyn, "eldest son and heyre to Jacob Brower late of said township deceased," conveyed to Abram Brower and Nicholas Brower, both of Brooklyn, for two hundred and twenty pounds, "his fourteenth part share" in the Gowanus property formerly occupied by Adam Brower. Sybrant Brower signed with his mark.24
  • , In an indenture dated 1 May 1708, Carell Debeavois of Brooklyn sold to Abram Brower and Nicholas Brower, both of Brooklyn, 10 acres of woodland in Brooklyn, no.7 of the 1697 division of woodlands.25
  • On 16 Aug 1708, Cornelius Collier and Maryke, his wife, of Brooklyn, sold to Nicholas Brower of Brooklyn, a house and garden in Brooklyn, bounded east by the highway, west by the land of George Hanson, north by the land of William Brower, south by the land of Carel Debeavois. It appears, however, that Cornelius and his wife remained on the property with a mortgage that was retired with a payment of fifty-four pounds to Nicholas Brower on 17 Oct 1709. On that same date, an indenture is recorded by which Cornelius Collier and his wife Maryke convey this same house and garden to Abraham Brouwer and Nicholas Brouwer for 370 pounds.26
  • On 20 Apr 1709, Nicholas Brower of Brookland, "am holden and firmly bound unto Mattyse Corneliusse of Brookland, in the penal sum of 350 pounds." The conditions of the obligation required Nicholas to pay "unto Cornelius and Abram the two and only sons and children of Mattys Corneliusse and Feytie his wife," the sum of 175 pounds each, within twelve months of the decease of Matthys Corneliusse and Feytie his wife, and in the meantime to pay yearly, and every year to Matthys and Fytie, his wife, and the longest liver of them after, the rate of six percent, payable on 1 May, yearly (a payment schedule is then described). Signed by Nicholas Brower. Then on 12 Aug 1709, Mattyse Corneliusse bound himself to Nicholas Brower, for the same sum of 350 pounds.27
  • On 30 Apr 1709, "Articles of Agreement," were signed between John Blaw of Gowanus in Brookland, and Abram Brower and Nicholas Brower, also of Gowanus. By the agreement Abram and Nicholas Brower were permited to build a new water mill on their land on the mill neck at Gowanus, which would need the use of the kill (or creek) "running between the meadows of John Blaw and of Abram and Nicholas Brower." Permission is given by John Blaw to Abram and Nicholas, allowing them to dam the creek. Pervisions are laid out covering possible scenarios of high or low water levels, John Blaw retains his fishing and fowling rights, and is permitted to dock his canoe at the dam. Nicholas Brower signs, and Abram Brower and John Blaw sign with their mark.28
  • On 12 Oct 1710, Abraham Brower of Gowanus, and Cornelia his wife, and Nicholas Brower of Gowanus and Jonica, his wife, signed two seperate indentures with each other by which their joint partnership in the Gowanus mill property was effectively ended. In the first indenture, Abraham conveys to Nicholas, for a certain sum of money (not specified) his right in the "Old Mill" and Gowanus, and all the associated property, as well as the property the two had bought of Col. Gerardus Beeckman. By the second indenture, Nicholas conveyed to Abraham, for a certain sum of money (not specified) all his right in the "New Mill" at Gowanus, as well as the house and garden property bought from Cornelius Collier.29
  • By an indenture dated 20 Jun 1712, Nicholas Brouwer and his wife Jonica, of Brookland, conveyed to Abraham Brouwer of Brookland, for the sum of £1200 his half of the mill property and business. The deed mentions that the two brothers, "by their industry and improvement" had two water, or corn mills standing, and that the "Old Mill" was located on the north end of Gowanus Mill neck.30
  • On 15 Dec 1714, Nicholas Brewer and Samuel Vail divided some land in Westchester County, New York.7
  • On 14 Feb 1715, Nicholas Brewer sold to Clement Daniels, cooper, of Westchester, a two acre lot.7
  • In 1718 and 1719, Nicholas Brouwer, of the County of Westchester, miller, purchased a number of parcels of property in the City of New York. On 4 Aug 1718, Elizabeth Bruce of New York City, widow, conveyed for £90 a lot on Orange Street, 13' 5" by 129' 6" (recorded 16 April 1719, New York Conveyances 28:492). Also on 4 Aug 1718, Margaret LaRoux of New York City, widow, conveyed to Nicholas Brouwer for £115 a lot adjoining easterly to Orange Street, 16' 5" by 129' 6" (this property was bounded southwesterly by the property of Elizabeth Bruce, NY Conveyances 28:494). On 15 April 1719, Gertie Luertze, widow and relict and executor of the last will and testament of Coertse Luertze, late of New York City, cordwainer, her late husband, deceased, conveyed to Nicholas Brouwer of Westchester County a lot of ground in New York City fronting William Street, 48' 6". On 16 April 1719, the same Gertie Luertze conveyed to Nicholas Brouwer for £385 another lot fronting William Street.31
  • Nicolaas Brouwer and Jannetje Coljer, his wife, of the Manor of Fordham, were listed among the members of the Refomed Dutch Church of New York City on 26 May 1719.32
  • He witnessed the baptism of Jannetje Brouwer , daughter of Jurge Nicholasz Brouwer and Elizabeth Holmes, on 20 May 1722 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Nicholas Brouwer, Jannetje his wife).33
  • On 1 Apr 1726, Mary Sinclair bought from Nicholas Brouwer and Jannetje his wife, a lot in the East Ward of New York City.34,35
  • , Note added to abstract of the will of William Vesey of New York, Rector of Trinity Church (1 May 1746, proved 21 July 1746): Rev. William Vesey owned No. 62 Pine Street. This was originally sold by the executors of Jan Vigne to William Nazeroth (sic); he sold to Abraham and Nicholas Brewer who sold to William Laurier.36
  • Mill property of Nicholas Brouwer was brought up in law suits lasting until as late as 1853 before the U.S. Supreme Court. In Cornelius D. Thorp v. Ardel B. Raymond, the property mentioned is decribed as a "mill seat and the erections thereon, together with some eighteen acres of land, situate on the River Bronx in the Town and County of Westchester." It is stated that he owned the property in 1726, and continued to do so until fis death in 1749.37
  • Nicholaes Brouwer, his family and some of his descendants are covered by Hoffman in "Brouwer Beginnings," TAG 24:161-169. He and his wife last appear in any record on a deed dated 1 April 1726. No death or burial record, nor a will, has been discovered for either of them. In 1691 Nicholas Brouwer, from Kings County, was among the fusiliers raised for the defense of Albany. He served in Capt. Bradshaw's Company. April 1, 1726, Mary Sinclair bought from Nicholas Brouwer and Jannetje his wife, a lot in the East Ward of the City of New York (NYG&BR 10:176; NYHS, Wills 3:218). Hoffman is clear in making mention that the accounts of the children of Nicholas Brouwer and Jannetje Caljer, in published accounts and manuscripts prior to his "Brouwer Beginnings" articles, is "full of errors...mainly because of the desire to make their descendants eligible to claim the renowned Anneke Jans as an ancestress." (See under Nicholas's son Adolphus).38
  • A manuscript of family genealogies in the Collection of Helen Wilkinson Reynolds mentions that Nicholas Brouwer had six daughters, "one by the name of Jain - she married a RYER and another Caty - she married HUF. Lany married FRADENBOAG (that would be Magdalena who married Joost Vredenburgh) - Elizabeth married Parrsels (Lysbet married John Parsell) - Hana mared Dan ___." The manuscript further states that Jain (Jane) and her husband RYER were the parents of Jane RYER (Ryder) who then married Charles Brower. In light of this, there may be an additional three daughters, Jane, Caty, and Hannah, of Nicholas and Jannetje (Caljer) Brouwer who have yet been accounted for. More evidence of their existance is sought.39

Family: Jannetje Caljer b. c 1674

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). Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  3. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 8:25. Nicolaes; parents: Adam Brouwer, Magdalena Jacobs.
  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), pages 276-277. Niclaes Berckhoven, j.m., op Breukelen met Jannetie Callier, j.d., op Boswijke. Nicolaes Berckhoven, young man at Brooklyn, with Jannetie Callier, young lady at Bushwick. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  5. [S1519] William Bogardus, "E-mail correspondence from William Bogardus," e-mail message from Bogardus, William to Chris Chester and et al, Feb. 25, 2007. "there was apparently an old bible of Nicholas and Jannetje supposedly at the "Old Stone Dutch Church in NY"; Nicholas, son of Adam, died "in or about the year 1749" and "at the time of his death left no child him surviving, but left his heir-at -law one grandchild, Hannah Brouwer, then the wife of Edmund (not Edward) Turner.". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."
  6. [S2587] Stpehen K. Williams, Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the United States 1851-1853, 13, 14, 15, 16 Howard, Book 14, Lawyer's Edition (Rochester, New York: The Lawyers Co-Operative Publishing Company, 1901), pages 245-49. Cornelius D. Thorp, Plaintiff in *247 Error, v. Ardel B. Raymond. Hereinafter cited as Cases Argued and Decided in the U.S. Supreme Court 1851-1853, Book 14.
  7. [S1655] Dr. Amos Canfield, "Westchester County, N.Y. Miscellanea", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.55-60 (1924-1929): 60:310. Hereinafter cited as "Westchester Co., NY Misc, NYGBR."
  8. [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.
  9. [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 132. Willemijntje; parents: Mathijs Brouwer, Merritje Pieters. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  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 137. Machdalena; parents: Abram Brouwer, Cornelia Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  11. [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.
  12. [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): see 23:197. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  13. [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. Abram; parents: Mathijs Corneliss, Fijtie. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  14. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 14:89. Engeltje; parents: Pieter Hendrix, Rachel Brouwer.
  15. [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)."
  16. [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., 2:349. "Peter Brower of the Province of East New Jersey of one part and Abram Brower and Nicholas Brower of Broockland of the second part...A certain neck or hooke of land and meadowes with a certain corne mill there on standing lying situate and being in the township of Brookland commonly called by the name of the Gowanus Mill neck bounded north by said mill creeke (including sd. creeke) and soe by the land of Jacob Hansen south by the highway to a place called the Gowanas in the township aforesaid along by the house of Hendricke Vechte being some part thereof and other part there of south by the home lott of Volkert Bries east by a creeke running by the upland and west by a certain creeke alsoe running through the meadow into said mill creeke all formerly in the tenure and occupation of Adam Brower late of Broockland aforesaid deceased the true owner thereof as by certaine conveyances from Tunis Nyssen deceased and the heyrse of John Evertse Bout dec'd may appeare etc. Now this indenture witnesseth that the said Peter Brower eldest son and heyre of the said Adam Brower deceased for and in consideration of a certaine summe of good and lawful money of the province of New Yorke to him in hand payd at and before the ensealing and delivery here by the said Abram Brower and Nicholas Brower." Peter Brower signed by his mark PB. Witnessed by William Lawrence and Anthony Karr (their marks).. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  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.
  18. [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.
  19. [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., 2:348. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  20. [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., 3:61-62. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  21. [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., 3:58 (org. p.61).. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  22. [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., 3:69. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  23. [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. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  24. [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., 3:100. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  25. [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., 3:138. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  26. [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., 3:148, 181, 182. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  27. [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., 3:164, 172. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  28. [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., 3:161. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  29. [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., 3:199. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  30. [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., 4:12. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  31. [S2795] New York County (New York). Register. Conveyances v.28 1712-1719; v.30 1700-1701, 1710-1724; FHL film #888339 (New York: Recordak Corporation, 1957-1958), Microfilm of original records in New York County Courthouse, New York, New York, 28:492, 494, 500, 501. Hereinafter cited as New York County Conveyances v.28 & 30.
  32. [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): 60:74. Hereinafter cited as "Members RDC NY/NA, NYGBR."
  33. [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 132, Jannetie; parents: Jurrie Brouwer, Elisabeth Homs. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  34. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  35. [S2745] New York Historical Society, Collections of the New York Historical Society For the Year 1894; Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York Vol. 3, 1730-1744 (New York: Printed for the Society, unknown publish date), pages 217-218. Will of Mary Sinclair, widow of Robert Sinclair. Hereinafter cited as Coll. NYHS 1894.
  36. [S3346] New York (County) Surrogate's Court Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York (Vol. IV, 1744-1753), Collections of the New York Historical Society (New York: Printed for the Society, 1895), page 85-86. William Vesey of New York, Rector of Trinity Church. Hereinafter cited as Abs. NY Co. Wills v. 4, 1744-1753.
  37. [S2587] Stpehen K. Williams, Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the United States 1851-1853, 13, 14, 15, 16 Howard, Book 14, Lawyer's Edition (Rochester, New York: The Lawyers Co-Operative Publishing Company, 1901), December term 1853, pages 245-49. Cornelius D. Thorp, Plaintiff in *247 Error, v. Ardel B. Raymond. Hereinafter cited as Cases Argued and Decided in the U.S. Supreme Court 1851-1853, Book 14.
  38. [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): Hoffman states: In 1709 a new mill was built. The mill pond was formed by damming off a branch of the Gowanus Kill, the privilege for which Nicholas had asked in a petition dated 28 May 1709. According to Hoffman, the mill was located on the north-east side of "the present First Street, about midway between Second and Third Avenues," and that it later became known as Denton's Mill. On 28 March 1704, a new highway to Gowanus Kill was laid out, to start at "Lefferts Petersens ffence along the lands of Abraham Brower and Nicholas Brower to Jurian Collier to the new mill of Nicholas Brouwer, sett upon Gowanus neck." In several deeds Nicholas is called, "of Gowanus," but on the 1698 census of Kings County he is recorded in Boswyk (Bushwick) with a family of 1 male, 1 female and 3 children (the children would be Nazareth, Adolphus and Magdalena). In 1719 he is "of Fordham Manor." Hoffman briefly lists the following deeds: Oct. 10, 1700, between Pieter Brouwer of East New Jersey and Abraham and Nicholas Brouwer of Brookland, Gowanus, property formerly owned by Adam Brouwer, deceased. Pieter is called the oldest son of Adam. Oct. 30, 1701, between G. Beekman of Flatbush and Abraham and Nicholas Brouwer of Gowanus. Dec. 20, 1705 between John Bennen of Flatbush and Nicholas Brouwer of Brookland. Aug. 10, 1706 between Abraham Brouwer of Gowanus and Nicholas Brouwer his brother and partner. Peter Brouwer, eldest son of Adam, is mentioned. April 30, 1707 between Sybrandt Brouwer of Brookland eldest son of Jacob deceased and Abraham and Nicholas Brouwer, involving property formerly belonging to Adam Brouwer. Oct. 12, 1712 (NY Cal. of Land Papers, vol.5, also May 1), petition of Sebringh (Sybrandt) Brewer "owner of half a hook of land lying at a place called Gowanus, in ye township of Brookland in Kings County for a warretn, to survey and lay out ye limits of said land, according to his antient patent and conveyances thereof; as likewise the land of Nicholas Brewer adjoining thereto and such other of the adjacent patents as may be necessary to demonstrate the petitioner's claim mabe thereon.". Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  39. [S2476] Helen Wilkinson Reynolds, Family Genealogies (Dutchess County) Birdsall - DeLong; FHL film #0931488 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973), Microreproduction of original ms. and typescript at Adriance Memorial Library, Poughkeepsie, New York. Also: Brower pages in the William B. Bogardus Collection, Box 5, BB-367. page 1. Hereinafter cited as Family Genealogies.
  40. [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 141. Lijsbet; parents: Niclaas Brouwer, Jannetje. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  41. [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. Jurje; parents: Niclaas Brouwer, Jannetje. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  42. [S1519] William Bogardus, "E-mail correspondence from William Bogardus," e-mail message from Bogardus, William to Chris Chester and et al, Feb. 25, 2007. Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."
  43. [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 151. Nicolaas; parents: Niclaas Brouwer, Jannetje. Records the sponsors as "Joris Hora, Lena Douscon". Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.

Nicholas Brouwer1

b. 6 August 1775, d. before 1840
  • Nicholas Brouwer was born on 6 August 1775 at New York City, New York.
  • He was baptized on 20 August 1775 at French Protestant Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Sieur J. Nicolas Jeandur et Marguerite Coquel son Epouse.1,2
  • He married Christina Weyman at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 25 December 1794.3
  • Nicholas Brouwer died before 1840 at New York City, New York.
  • Also known as Nicholas Brower.4
  • He appeared on the census in 1800 at Ward 1, New York City, New York Co., New York, as Nicholas Brower, with a household of 1 male 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-25.4
  • "A cooper by trade, resided in New York City in 1805 at 124 Broad Street (Directory). He must have died before 1840 (his last mention is in 1825), for his widow Christina Brouwer lived then at 159 York St., Brooklyn. She later moved to 91 Gold Street."1

Family: Christina Weyman b. 13 Sep 1775, d. 16 Jun 1869

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): 23:200. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  2. [S1530] Rev. Alfred V. Wittmeyer, editor, Registers of the Births, Marriages and Deaths of the "Englise Françoise á la Nouvelle York" (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1968), page 319. Nicolas, fils du sieur Jacob Brower et de Dame Catherine Jeandur son Epouse. Hereinafter cited as BMD French C., NY.
  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.270. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, RDC NA/NY.
  4. [S205] MyFamily.com, 1800 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, 2003), Federal Census, NARA Ser. M32, Roll 23, page 654, image 35, FHL film #193711. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Census.
  5. [S1674] "Records of Trinity Church Parish, New York City", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.67-93 (1936-1962): 93:151. Hereinafter cited as "Trinity Church Parish Records."
  6. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.

Nicholas Nicholasz Brouwer1

b. 16 March 1707
  • Nicholas Nicholasz Brouwer was baptized on 16 March 1707 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York; witnesses Joris Homs, Lena Douscon.2
  • No further record (according to Hoffman in "Brouwer Beginnings" [TAG 24:165]).1
  • Possibly went to North Carolina??? This being the statement of a descendant of (his father) Nicholas Brouwer made in the later half of the 1800s. There was a Nicholas Brower in North Carolina, however, he was likely a descendant of Hubert Brower who came to Philadelphia in the early 1700s.3
  • Grenville Mackenzie in his unpublished manuscript, "Families of the Colonial Manor of Philipsburgh," writes that Nicholas, "b. Brooklyn, 1707, removed as a child to Fordham Manor; apparently was the Brouwer who lived in Mile Square, Yonkers, and had sons William, b. 1738, mar. 1760, Elizabeth Dutcher, (and) Dennis, mar. Anne Fowler.4
  • William Brouwer is claimed as a son of Nicholas Nicholasz Brouwer by Grenville Mackenzie. It is possible, as William's daughter Rachel was said to be born in what is present day Saratoga Co., New York. A Nicholas Brower/Brewer appears at Newtown (now in present day Saratoga Co.) in the years prior to and during the Revolutionary War.4
  • Dennis Brewer is claimed as a son of Nicholas Nicholasz Brouwer by Grenville Mackenzie. This has not been confirmed.4

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): 24:165. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  2. [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 151. Nicolaas; parents: Niclaas Brouwer, Jannetje. Records the sponsors as "Joris Hora, Lena Douscon". Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  3. [S2940] 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, Nicholas Brouwer-Jannetje Colyer. No. 157-D. Transcription of testimony from Thorp v. Raymond which went to the Supreme Court in 1853 (57 U.S. 247, 16 HOW 247). Transcription by Gayle Turner Davidson for William B. Bogardus, 1996. Elizabeth (Turner) Caywood, age 75+ years, of DeWitt, Clinton Co., Michigan, testified 23 April 1851. Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  4. [S5655] Grenville C. Mackenzie, Families of the Colonial Manor of Philipsburgh, Typescript, Westchester County Historical Society, Elmsford, New York, Brouwer pages in WBC Box 5, UNP PP-62.

Nicholas Brouwer1,2

b. 11 June 1714, d. 17 October 1777
  • Nicholas Brouwer was born on 11 June 1714 according to a family record which adds, "op Sondaghs Morgen 3 Ure" - at three o'clock in the morning.3
  • He married first at Dutch Reformed Church, Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York, on 18 June 1743 Mary Dutcher, daughter of David de Duyster and Elizabeth Davenport.4
  • Nicholas Brouwer married second at First Reformed Dutch Church, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York, on 31 March 1765 Sarah Drake, daughter of William Drake and Elizabeth Taylor, (banns dated 18 Mar 1765).5,6,7
  • Nicholas Brouwer died on 17 October 1777 at Albany, Albany Co., New York.8
  • His estate was probated on 10 June 1778 at Albany, Albany Co., New York; Inventory of the estate was taken on two dates, 2 Jul and 3 Jul 1778, both times by John van Sicklen and Benjamin Bloom. Included in the inventory was 1 "Duch Bible," 1 "Duch Question Book," 1 "Duch Lairment Book," 2 "Duch" Books, 1 English Book, many tools and other household effects. There was also 1 Negro woman, and 1 Negro man named Johanes. There were bonds of W. Conklin, Elisha Covort, and Jacob Stag. Apparently an account of the inventory was reopened in 1797. On 15 Apr 1797, "Joshua Manning and Lena his wife which said Lena is a daughter and legatee of Nicholas Brower late of the city of Albany, yeoman, deceased," petitioned the Court in Albany claiming that, "Sarah Brower, Nicholas Brower, and Henry Bogart executors of the last will and testament of the said Nicholas Brower, have hitherto neglected to render an inventory and account of the estate of the said Nicholas Brower." In response the inventory and account was filed on 10 Aug 1797 by Nicholas Brower, and included payments to Cornelius Brower, legacy; Jane Conklin, legacy; mother for family support. Debts were paid in Feb 1782 to Cornelius Brower and to Everardus Brower. A bond, by will went to Nicholas Brower; the Negro John, by will went to David Brower; the Negro "wench" Hannah, to the widow; the Negro Peter "ran away with the British." (NY Wills B:120).9,10,11
  • Also known as Nicholas Brewer.12
  • Surname is also spelled Brower.
  • 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.
  • He witnessed the baptism of Lena Brouwer , daughter of Adolphus Nicholasz Brouwer and Jannetje Jacobse Verdon, on 11 February 1739 at Dutch Reformed Church, Schraalenburgh, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Niclaes Brouwer and Jannetje Furman (sic, read Truman), sister).13
  • 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."14
  • Nicholas is treated in "Brouwer Beginnings" (TAG 24:166-7) by Hoffman, who states that Nicholas settled at Wappinger Falls in Dutchess Co., New York, where his father had bought in 1741, 755 acres on the south side of Wappingers Creek. It was a part of the Rombout Patent. He soon after built a small house, later enlarged by attaching to it a much larger dwelling. It was sold on 1 May 1777 to Peter Mesier. The house, which is still standing in Mesier Park, now belongs to the village. During his lifetime, Nicholas acquired a large acerage of farm land with a mile frontage on the river. In addition to the old homestead he built the Old Library Building, the Red Mill, and a dock at the head of tide water. Vessels drawing six feet of water could come to this dock. During the Revolutionary War, the estate at Fishkill was the camping ground for the families taking refuge from the British when they were advancing up the Hudson. Nicholas Brouwer and his wife gave them a home and provided them with ways and means to continue their journey. According to records in the Collection of the Dutchess Co. Historical Society, he mortgaged his holdings of 755 acres on two occasions. He also sold small parcels of it to Isaac and Jacob Brouwer, his brothers. He is variously indicated as a miller and a carpenter. Towards the end of his life he moved to Albany.15
  • Nicholas Brouwer was granted administration of the estate of Adolphus Nicholasz Brouwer 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..."16,17
  • Nicholas Brower appears on the tax list in Rombout Precinct, Dutchess Co., New York in the years 1743-1748, 1753-1763, 1765-1775.18,19
  • In 1750, Nicholas Brower brought a suit of ejectment against the Trinity Church corporation. He was nonsuited by default. In 1760 he renewed the suit, "but was again beaten." (This suit would have been an attempt to recover the properties once owned by Anneke Jans).20
  • Nicholas Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Annatje Steenbergen , daughter of Jacobus Steenbergen and Mally Schouten, on 16 April 1758 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Hackensack, Dutchess Co., New York, (sponsors Nicolaas Brouwer and his wife.).21
  • On 2 Dec 1758 Nicholas Brouwer and Mary his wife of Rombout Precinct put up property consisting of 755 acres bought by Nicholas' father Adolph Brouwer in 1741, as security for a loan of three hundred pounds.22
  • Nicholas Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Maria van Iveren , daughter of Berger van Iveren and Femmetje Westerveld, on 15 March 1761 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Hackensack, Dutchess Co., New York, (sponsors Nicolaas Brouwer, Maria Duister).23
  • On 23 Nov 1761, Nicholas Brouwer of Rombout, carpenter, sold three acres of land to Jacob Brouwer of Tappan, shoemaker.22
  • On 12 May 1762, Nicholas took out another mortgage on a parcel of 200 acres in Rombouts Patent. In this document he is called a miller.22
  • On 1 Dec 1762, he took out another mortgage on a parcel called "a farm and a small piece of two acres adjoining the Wappinger Creek."22
  • "On the 6th of January, 1763 Catherine Brett quit claimed to Nicholas Brower all her right and title to and in the great Wappingers Creek or River and all the parts thereto belonging. Beginning at the northeast corner of the land belonging to Isaac Lawson, thense running down said creek, its courses and turn as the creek---."14
  • Nicholas Brouwer was subscribed to a membership in the at Reformed Dutch Church, New Hackensack, Dutchess Co., New York, on 31 October 1765 at 8-0-0.24
  • On 7 Nov 1766, Nicholas again mortgaged the 775 acres which "had been purchased by Adolph Brouwer the father of Nicholas Brouwer, his eldest son and heir," added to this land which Nicholas had purchased 16 Nov 1761. Reserved from the mortgage were parcels that had been sold from the 755 acres to various individuals viz: John Burnes (afterwards in possession of Thomas van Breemer), Peter Kenney, William Hitchcock, Isaac Brouwer, Jacob Brouwer, Bernardus Swarthout and Samuel Quackingbush.22
  • "March 2, 1770, John Drake, eldest son and heir at law of William Drake, deeded for the sum of 100 pounds to Nicholas Brower of Rumbout in the County of Dutchess, all my right title and interest in a certain lot of land lying in Flushing, Long Island."25
  • In May 1770, Nicholas Brouwer of Rombouts, Dutchess Co., New York sold a large tract of land (157 3/4 acres) which he had occupied at "Wapping Creek," to Cornelia Van Sicklen. Nicholas then moved to Albany, New York. Nicholas and his wife Sarah then mortgaged all of his remaining property in the Province of New York.22,26
  • On 14 March 1775 Theophilus Beekman conveyed to Nicholas Brouwer Theophilus Beekman of the City of New York, Gentleman conveys to Nicholas Brower of Rumboldt Precinct in Dutchess County, 1000 acres being part of lot number 6 in the 13th allotment of the general partition of the patent of ___, being in the County of Albany. On 19 Apr 1797, in an effort to confirm the 1775 deed, and for the purpose of removing any doubt of the original deed, Theophilus Beekman, for the consideration of 10 shillings paid by Jeremiah Brower, one of the heirs and devisees of the said Nicholas Brower, in behalf of himself and other heirs and devisees, re-conveyed the same parcel of land.27
  • On 22 Jun 1775 Nicholas Brouwer took a mortgage from his son Nicholas Brouwer, Jr. of Rombouts, and Mary his wife, for a loan given to his son.22
  • On 22 January 1776 Thomas Palmer conveyed to Nicholas Brouwer for forty-five pounds, 4000 acres of land situate in the County of ___ on the northwest side of the Sackendoga Branch of the Hudson River, within part of the Indian purchase of 166,000 acres made in the year 1773 by the said subscriber for himself and others. The said Brower, his heirs or assigns to have the said quarter of 4000 acres quantity and quality with land out of the tract of the said subscriber as a tennant in common with him, his heirs or assigns. The said Brower paying the future charges for the said 4000 acres. Signed and sealed by Thomas Palmer. Witnessed by Nicholas Brower, Junior, Sarah Flair. In an addendum, Thomas Palmer further agrees that the witness named Nicholas Brower shall be entitled with me for 3000 acres in another tract not yet divided of the national domain situate on the northwest branch of the Susquehannah River provided I obtain it. Signed by Thomas Palmer.28
  • On 3 Feb 1776, Nicholas Brouwer, Jr. and Mary his wife took a mortgage on 52 acres. The document is also signed by "his father Nicholas Brouwer."22
  • His will was dated on 17 September 1777 with codicil dated 21 Sep 1777, recorded at the Surrogate's Court 17 Jun 1778. He is calls himself Nicholas Brouwer of Albany, yeoman. He mentions his wife Sarah, his brother Cornelis and his own children, Nicholas Jr., David, William, Jeremiah, Jacob, Jane (wife of William Conklin), Sara, Catherina, Elisabeth. Sarah Brower, executrix appeared before Judge Thomas Treadwell of the Probate Court at Dutchess County, New York on 10 Jun 1778. Nicholas Brower, as executor appeared before the Surrogate Court in Dutchess Co., 31 Aug 1778.29,30,31
  • The land mentioned by Nicholas Brower in his will, as being north of the Mohawk, and distributed in 200 acre parcels to some of his children, was later referred to by descendants as the "land at Galway."32
  • In the early to mid 1800s a chronology of property originally belonging to Adolphus Brower was written down. The notes survive today and a brief outline follows:
    In 1741, Adolphus Brower, father of Nicholas, purchased of William Skinner, one of the heirs by marriage of Stephen Van Courtland, 750 acres of land lying on the south side of Wappingers Creek, on which Nicholas went to reside. Adolphus paid £100 on purchase and Nicholas paid the remaining £500 as recorded in Dutchess county.
    In 1742 or 1743 Adolphus died and Nicholas being the eldest son and heir-in-law came into possession of the property. This is confirmed by "Judge Hearing of New Jersey, and John Verdon and Henry Ludlow present, the 6th day of Sept., in the County of Orange, of the province of New York, as memorandum showeth." (A year was not given in the notes).
    In 1750, Nicholas Brower purchased from all of his brothers and sisters, their rights in the estate as well as his mother's dower of the same, paid them for the same and settled the whole estate in the "presence of Joseph Thirston and Johannes Verdon."
    In 1761, Nicholas Brower purchased of Antony Yelverton and Rolif Ostrum, 243 acres of land in the Lansing Patent (their wives being descendants from the Lansing family). He also purchased as the same piece or parcel of land of the Van Cortland heirs, the Van Cortland heirs claiming water priviledge as per their patentee deed. The rest of the Lansings, except one, sold to Nicholas Brower, "making the whole of that patent something in the neighborhood of 1200 acres conveyed to Nicholas Brower."33
  • The NYG&BS is in possession of a typed manuscript of one page entitled Brouwer Genealogy. Totten in "Anneke Jans and Her Two Husbands," NYG&BR 56:236, relates the Brouwer Genealogy verbatum:
    (These items were found on the blank pages of an old book in the City of Kingston, New York.)
    (On the inside of the front cover):-
    "I leave this book to my son Nich'l Brower, Nov. 2, 1817"
    "Received this book from my father Nichlaes Brower's chest after his decease;
    it contained the only acct of his Brower ancestry: it stands thus:"
    "Adolf born 1693
    "Nichlaes born 1714
    "Benjm born 1747
    "Nichlaes born 1816 (?)
    "Signed by me Benjm Brower"
    (On the first blank page) :-
    "In it Jaer 1698 (?) Den 5 October is geborn Adolf Brower en is overleden Den 6 Juli in it jaer 17[?]2."
    "In it Jaer 1690 den 23 Agoste is geborn Jannetje Ferdon De Weduwe van Adolf Brower."
    (On th back of the first blank page):-
    "Nicholaes Brower is geborn 11 Juli in het Jaer 1714, op Sondaghs Morgen en 3 ure."
    (On the second blank page):-
    "In Jaer onses here 1745 is geborn Myn Dochter Jannetje Brower De Dartingste October."
    "In Jaer 1747, Maers de 8 is geborn myn soon Nicklaes Brower."
    "These pages must have been written by Nichlaes the son of Adolphus because he makes no record of children after 1747."
    "Nicholaes the second had 6 children, one of whom is the writter of this, viz:-
    "Benjamin Brower; he had 5 children:-
    Emily
    Adeline
    Nicholaes (dead)
    Charles
    Leonard (dead)
    "(These items end the records)"
    "Matter in parenthesis is written by me
    "G.W.N." [Nash]
    These entries would have been written by this Nicholas Brouwer. His son, Nicholas (b.1747) in turn gave the book to his own son Nicholas in 1817. Benjamin Brower, a brother of this last Nicholas, apparently came in possession of the book next, and made the entries regarding his family.34

Family 1: Mary Dutcher b. b 1726, d. bt Aug 1761 - 1765

Family 2: Sarah Drake b. 20 Apr 1746, d. bt 2 May 1795 - Feb 1796

Citations

  1. [S530] Jonathan Pearson, compiler, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Albany (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1984), p.28, Nicholas Brouwer and Sarah Drake. Child: Cornelia b. April 8, 1775.. Hereinafter cited as First Settlers of Albany.
  2. [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)."
  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): 24:162 (see also NYG&BR 56:236). Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  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): 83:95. Hereinafter cited as "Marriages RDC Fishkill, NYGBR 83 (1952)."
  5. [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): 73:236. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Poughkeepsie, NYGBR 73-75."
  6. [S541] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Corrections", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 69:172-179 (1938): p.175. Date of banns.. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Corr., NYGBR 69 (1938)."
  7. [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.49. Hereinafter cited as New York Marriages Previous to 1784.
  8. [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-53, Promissory Note (draft), dated June 20, 1853. Robert Pitcairn to borrow $200 from Franklin Branes. In the draft Robert Pitcairn calls himself, "Robert Pitcairn of the City, County and State of New York, Agent of the heirs of Nicholas Brower, deceased, who died at Albany the 17th day of October, 1777". Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.
  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): p.167. Cites Fernow, Cal. of Wills, No.165, p.39; and NYHS, Wills, 9:152. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  10. [S641] Berthold Fernow, compiler, Calender of Wills 1626-1836 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1967), p.39. Brower, Nicholas of Albany City, yeoman, Wife Sarah, sons Nicholas, David, William, Jeremiah, Jacob, daughters Jane, wife of William Conklin, Mary, Sarah, Lene and Catherine, one unborn child. Land in Poughkeepsie Precinct on Wappin's Creek, on N. side of Mohawk R., 9 miles above Schenectady, lots in Albany, personal estate. Executors the wife, son Nicholas and Henry I. Bogert. Witnesses John David, George Enax, John Roorbach. Dated 17 Sep 1777, proved 15 Nov. Hereinafter cited as Calender of Wills 1626-1836.
  11. [S698] Original Records of Administrations of Estates, 1700-1825 and Inventories and Accounts, 1600's-1700's; (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1967), New York. Surrogate's Court (Albany County) (Main Author). Microfilm of original manuscripts. Includes Index., Film #509066. Hereinafter cited as New York Surrogate's Court, Albany, Adm. of Estates.
  12. [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, Brinckerhoffville Presbyterian Church, 1749-1869. Gives the date as 5 Apr 1850. David Brewer, son of Nicholas Brewer. Hereinafter cited as New York Births & Baptisms I, Southeast Region, New York State.
  13. [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.
  14. [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.
  15. [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): 24:166-167. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  16. [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.
  17. [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.
  18. [S1485] Clifford M. Buck, compiler, Dutchess County, NY Tax Lists (Rhinebeck, NY: Kinship, 1990), p.171. Hereinafter cited as Dutchess Co. NY Tax Lists.
  19. [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, Doc. B33. A description of the boundaries of the property of Nicholas Brower in Rumbout Precinct, bought from Lawrence Lawrence. Deed witnessed by Michael Horton and Jacob Brower (no date on this document). Photocopy of original. Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.
  20. [S2747] Albany Law Journal, Vol. 16 (n.p.: Weed, Parsons and Company, 1877), page 61. Albany, July 28, 1877. Hereinafter cited as Albany Law Journal.
  21. [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.7. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  22. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  23. [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.9. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  24. [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.2. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  25. [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-60, Personal letter, no date, signed by Jane Bevlourt (Bevlours) to Robert Pitcairn. Jane Bevlourt copied a portion of the deed for Robert Pitcairn. Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.
  26. [S541] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Corrections", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 69:172-179 (1938): 69:175. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Corr., NYGBR 69 (1938)."
  27. [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-31, Deed (original), dated April 19, 1797. Includes the 1775 conveyance by which Theophilus Beekman sold land to Nicholas Brower. In 1797 Theophilus confirmed this deed by a conveyance for the same property to Jeremiah Brower, representing the heirs, for the nominal fee of 10 shillings. Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.
  28. [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-14, Deed (original), dated January 22, 1776, signed by Thomas Palmer. Photocopy of original. Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.
  29. [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:120; Transcription (by Chris Chester, 2005): Will of Nicholas Brower of the City of Albany, dated 17 Jun 1778
    Albany Surrogate Court AB:120

    “In the name of God Amen I Nicholas Brower of the City of Albany in the State of New York, yeoman, being weak in body, but by God’s grace of sound mind and memory blessed be almighty God for the (smudged); do make this my last will & testament in manner form following. First I give to my son Nicholas Brower Jun. my eldest son my Lyme kiln with the two acres of land wheron it is erected in Dutches County Poughkeepsie Precinct. To him my said son Nicholas Brower his heirs & assigns for ever, and also a bond of two hundred pounds lawful money of New York which he hath given me, and also one equal half of land lying on the Wappins Creek containing between two other acres of land lying on the south side said Wappins Creek and also the equal half of another lot of land lying on said creek with the equal half of the fall there to belonging containing about thirty acres to have to hold all singular the above moienys to him my said son Nicholas his heirs & assigns for ever. Item. I give and devise unto my son David Brower two hundred acres of land out of the lands I purchased from Gradus Beekman and his brothers lying about nine miles above Schenectady on the northside of the Mohawk River my said son to have his choice of two hundred acres in one piece out of said lands to him his heirs & assigns for ever negro man named Johans. Item. I give & devise unto my son William Brower the lots of ground which I purchased from Barent & Elizabeth St__ (page torn) in the City of Albany, and also the remaining half of two lots & all which I have above devised to my son Nicholas, to him his heirs & assigns for ever. Item. I give & devise unto my son Jeremiah Brower the second choice of a two hundred acre lot of the above lands lying above Schenectady to him my said son Jeremiah his heirs & assigns for ever and the sum of eighty pounds New York Curency when he comes to the age of twenty one. Item. I give and devise & bequeath unto my son Jacob Brower the third choice of two hundred acres of land of the before mentioned lands lying above Schenectady to him said son Jacob his heirs and assigns for ever and also the sum of eighty pounds New York currency when he comes to the age of twenty one years. Item. I give & devise unto my five daughters, Janetha wife of William Conklin, to Elizabeth (her name is then crossed out), Mary Brower, Sarah Brower, Lene Brower, & Catherine Brower, each one equal fifth part of the remaining six hundred acres of my land lying above Schenectady to each of them my said daughters an equal fifth or one hundred twenty acres each to them & to the respective heirs of their bodies, and also the sum of fifty pounds. Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Brower, a bond of one hundred pounds with the interest due to become due theron which my son Nicholas owes to me. I give & bequest unto my beloved wife Sarah the money remaining in the house with which she is to fit up my new schooner lying at the wharf in this said city to be employed for the support & maintenance of her & my small children, with full power if he should find keeping the vessel inconvenient to sell the same & the money to set it out for the use within above mentioned, also give unto my said beloved wife my negro wench Hannah at her own disposal together with all the household furniture, my milch cow, my grey horse & the cart, the negro Peter to have until all the children are grown up. Item. I give & devise unto all my above mentioned children all my right and title to two certain Indian purchases the one for four hundred acres of land near Sacondaga & three thousand acres on the Susquahana which I purchased from Thomas Palmer them each paying their proportion towards obtaining the patents for the same. Item. My two lots, the one lying in Poughkeepsie Precinct called Mattappen Fall, and the other lying in Rumbout Precinct, I empower my executors to sell for the most they can obtain for the same and the money thence arising to be equally divided amongst my six above mentioned daughters. Item. I give & bequeath unto my brother Cornelis Brower the sum of thirty pounds to be paid him by my executors within six weeks after my decease. As its probable that my beloved wife at this time pregnant with child, if it should please the Lord that she may be safely delivered of either a son or daughter my will is if I hereby order & direct that as soon as it shall arrive to the age of two years one hundred fifty pounds of my estate shall be set out to use on good security and the interest there of to be applied to its support maintenance___ and in case any of my before mentioned children should happen to die before they come to age or without heirs of their body I do hereby order & direct that the survivors shall divide the portion of such deceased equally between them. All the rest & residue of my estate not before devised & bequeathed (except two stiers, my hogs & my sheep which are for the provision of my wife & small children) I devise & direct to be sold, the money thence arising towards paying the legacies above mentioned. The money in the bank to be applied to pay for my (torn page) other debts. Lastly I do hereby nominate & appoint my beloved wife Sarah executrix, & my son Nicholas Brower my friend Henry Bogart to be executors of this my last will & testament hereby revoking all former wills & testaments by me made. I am witness thereof have here unto set my hand & seal this 17th day of September 1777

    Signed by Nicholas Brower

    Witnessed by John Davis, Godfrey Enas, John Roorbach

    Codicil, dated 21 Sep 1777, signed by Nicholas Brower, requests that the bond that was devised to Elizabeth instead be used for support of his wife & small children. Elizabeth is to instead receive 100 acres of land above Schenectady with the remaining one hundred acres to be split among the other five daughters viz Jane wife of William Conklin, Mary Brower, Sara Brower, Lena Brower & Catrina Brower.

    In Dutchess County, NY on 10 Jun 1778, Sarah Brower, executrix for the will of Nicholas Brower appeared at the court of Probate before Judge Thomas Treadwell.
    In Dutchess County, NY on 31 Aug 1778 Nicholas Brower as executor appeared before the Surrogate Court.

    Digital image at https://picasaweb.google.com/ccbnf1404/…. Hereinafter cited as Albany, NY Wills.
  30. [S3348] New York (County) Surrogate's Court Abstract of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York (Vol. IX, Jan 7, 1777-Feb 7, 1783, Collections of the New York Historical Society (New York: Printed for the Society, 1901), pages 152-153. Nicholas Brower, of Albany. Hereinafter cited as Abs. NY Co. Wills v. 9.
  31. [S3868] Chris Chester,"Transcript of the Will of Nicholas Brower, 17 September 1777."Transcribed from Albany Surrogate's Court AB:120. Online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…., transcribed 2004. Digital image of original at https://picasaweb.google.com/ccbnf1404/…. Hereinafter cited as Will of Nicholas Brower, 1777.
  32. [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-9, Personal Notes (undated), no signatures, references or attributions. The notes are a discussion of the claims and rights of the heirs of Nicholas Brower, Sr. Heirs mentioned are Nicholas Brower, Jr., David Brower, Jeremiah Brower, Jacob Brower, Elizabeth Lawrence, Mary Barnes, Sarah Tompkins, Jane Conklin, Helenah Manning, Catherine Tarrant, and William Brower. Also mentioned is 7000 acres of "land lying to the Susquehannah and---". Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.
  33. [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-10, Personal Notes, undated, no signatures, references or attributions, but probably written in the 1840s or 1850s and probably by Robert and/or Martha Pitcairn. The notes are an attempt to trace chronoligically the possession of property originally acquired by Adolphus Brower in 1741. Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.
  34. [S525] John Reynolds Totten, "Anneke Jans (1607-8?-1663) and Her Two Husbands", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record Vol. 56, pages 202-243 (1925): pp.236-237 "Brouwer Genealogy". Hereinafter cited as "Anneke Jans, NYG&BR 56 (1925)."
  35. [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.
  36. [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, C-25, "Genealogical Fragment," Notes in the handwriting of Robert or Martha Pitcairn, which state their believed ancestry from Anneke Jans along with a discussion on their believed right to her property. Although the notes are flawed in the earlier generations, the Pitcairns do list the children of Nicholas Brouwer and Sarah Drake, along with the spouses of this couple's daughters. There is no reason to suspect errors with this generation as Martha (Manning) Pitcairn is the daughter of one and the neice of the other children of Nicholas Brouwer and Sarah Drake. She was a contemporary of all of them.. Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.

Nicholas Brouwer1

b. before 1768
  • Also known as Nicholas Brower.2

Family: Margrietie Weldri b. b 1773

Citations

  1. [S463] William Burt Cook, "Schaghticoke Dutch Reformed Church Records", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vols. 59-64 (1928-1933): Baptism of Nicolaas Brouwer, son of Nicholas Brouwer and Margrietie Weldri, 28 Sep 1788, no sponsors.. Hereinafter cited as "Schaghticoke DRC, NYGBR 59-64."
  2. [S463] William Burt Cook, "Schaghticoke Dutch Reformed Church Records", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vols. 59-64 (1928-1933). Hereinafter cited as "Schaghticoke DRC, NYGBR 59-64."

Nicholas Brouwer1

b. before 1766
  • Nicholas Brouwer was born before 1766.
  • He married Phebe Underhill before 1786.
  • Also known as Nicholas Brower.2

Family: Phebe Underhill b. b 1771

Citations

  1. [S463] William Burt Cook, "Schaghticoke Dutch Reformed Church Records", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vols. 59-64 (1928-1933): Baptism of Barton Underhill Brouwer, son of Nicholas Brouwer and Phebe Underhill, 30 Jul 1786, sponsors: James Spatten and Annatje Fort.. Hereinafter cited as "Schaghticoke DRC, NYGBR 59-64."
  2. [S463] William Burt Cook, "Schaghticoke Dutch Reformed Church Records", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vols. 59-64 (1928-1933). Hereinafter cited as "Schaghticoke DRC, NYGBR 59-64."
  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), 8:91. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.
  4. [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): Aaron Warrener; parents: Nicholas Brower and Phoebe. Hereinafter cited as "Baptismal Records, First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany."
  5. [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): Phebe Ann; parents: Nicholas Brower and Phebe. Hereinafter cited as "Baptismal Records, First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany."

Nicholas Brouwer1

b. 5 April 1784
  • Nicholas Brouwer was born on 5 April 1784.2
  • He was baptized on 11 April 1784 at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York; sponsors Willem and Marytie Brower.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), 7:43. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.

Nicholas Brouwer

b. between 1725 and 1735
  • Nicholas Brouwer was probably born between 1725 and 1735 at New Jersey.
  • On 2 March 1779 A Jeremy Brewer and a Nicholas Brewer are found on the 2 March 1779 Albany Co. tax list living at Half Moon, while a Jeremiah Brewer and Nicholas Brewer are recorded on the 23 Oct. 1779 Albany Co. tax list at Half Moon. Among their neighbors in March 1779 are Widow Buys, John Hooper, Charles Elsworth and John Sterling. Abraham D'graf lived next to John Sterling and Nicholas Brewer was on the other side. In Oct. 1779 their neighbors are John Concklin, John Hooper, Mary Buyce (presummed to be the "widow" in March), Charles Aylesworth, John Sterlin, Thomas Concklin, and Thomas Concklin, Jr.
  • In 1786 Nicholas Brouwer resided at Newtown, (then Albany Co., now Saratoga Co.), New York.1
  • Nicholas is a possible brother of Jeremiah Brower, and therefore possibly a son of Jurge Brouwer and Elizabeth Holmes. In 1786, Jeremiah Brower, then of Hoosick, later of Highgate, Vermont, filed a Loyalist Claim with the British Government, stating that in Aug. 1777 he lived at Newtown in the Half Moon Patent, and offered as a refernce, one Nicholas Brower, then (1786) of Newtown. As Jurge Brouwer's father was named Nicholas, it would follow that he in turn would name a son, possibly an eldest son, Nicholas. In 1790, a Jeremiah Brower is found living at Half Moon, New York (First Federal Census). It is likely that this Jeremiah would then be a son of this Nicholas.

Family:

Citations

  1. [S727] American Loyalist Claims, 1730-1835; (London, England: Filmed by the Public Record Office, 1960-1962), Great Britain. Exchequer and Audit Dept. (Added Author). Microfilm of original records in the Public Records Office, London, England. Consists of bundles of memorials, certificates, accounts and vouchers of Loyalist claimants as presented to the commission established to enquire into the Loyalists' claims for compensation for losses sustained during the American Revolution. Public Records Office reference no.: A.O.13. Manuscript of film., Film #366717. Nova Scotia bundle 24. Claim of Jeremiah Brewer. Hereinafter cited as American Loyalist Claims, 1730-1835.

Nicholas Brouwer1,2

b. before 1780
  • Nicholas Brouwer was born before 1780.
  • He married Jane Le Roy, daughter of Peter P. Le Roy and Jannetje Meserole, at First Reformed Dutch Church, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York, on 13 August 1800.1,2
  • Also known as Nicholas Brower.3

Family: Jane Le Roy b. b 1785

Citations

  1. [S1784] Prentiss Glazier, Le Roy Family of Dutchess County, New York: Capt. Frans Le Roy of Poughkeepsie and His Descendants (Sarasota, Fla.: the author, 1974), p.10. Hereinafter cited as Le Roy Family of Dutchess Co.
  2. [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): 75:104. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Poughkeepsie, NYGBR 73-75."
  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, Poughkeepsie Reformed Church: 1716-1824. Hereinafter cited as New York Births & Baptisms I, Southeast Region, New York State.

Nicholas Brouwer1

b. 1834, d. 3 March 1858
  • Nicholas Brouwer was born in 1834.1
  • He died on 3 March 1858.1

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."

Nicholas Brouwer

b. 8 March 1747, d. 13 February 1814
  • Nicholas Brouwer was born on 8 March 1747 at Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York.1,2
  • He married Mary Birdsall, daughter of Benjamin Birdsall, at Reformed Dutch Church, New Hackensack, Dutchess Co., New York, on 7 May 1771 (Banns 20 Apr 1771) "Nicolaas Brouwer, y.m., b. in the Viskill (Fishkill), and Maria Burdsall, y.w., b. on Long Island and res. in the Viskill."3,4
  • Nicholas Brouwer died on 13 February 1814.5,6
  • He was buried at Sparta Cemetery, Ossining, Westchester Co., New York.6
  • Also known as Nicholas Brower.7
  • Also known as Capt. Nicholas Brouwer.8,9,10
  • Also known as Nicholas Brewer Jr.11
  • A line published in the New York Gazette, dated 5 Dec 1768, stated that "Nicholas Brower, Jr. is seperated from his wife Mary." Which Nicholas could this pertain to? Nicholas Brouwer (1714-1778) was first married to Mary Dutcher, but married his second wife Sarah Drake in March 1765. His son Nicholas (b.1747) did not marry his wife, Mary Birdsall, as a "y.m." until April 1771. Nicholas Brouwer (b.ca.1730) who married Maria Boom, and lived in Albany, is a possiblity, but there is no reason to call him "Jr." (Could the date of 1768 be incorrect? See below).12
  • Nicholas Brewer, Jr. appears on the tax list at Rombout Precinct in the years 1772-1776, 1777-1779.11
  • On 3 Feb 1776, Nicholas Brouwer, Jr. and Mary his wife took a mortgage on 52 acres. The document is also signed by "his father Nicholas Brouwer."13
  • Named in his father's will, as eldest son, he received the Lime kiln with the two acres of land it was erected upon in Dutchess County, Poughkeepsie Precint. He, along with his mother, was also executor of his father's will. He was a captain in the Revolutionary War. Lived at Poughkeepsie and later at New York City.14
  • In 1780 Nicholas Brower commanded a company in the Dutchess county militia, Col. Abraham Brinkerhoff's Regt. His estate at Fishkill was the camping ground for the families taking refuge from the British when they were advancing up the Hudson. Nicholas Brouwer and his wife gave them a home and provided them with ways and means to continue their journey.15
  • In a deed dated 2 June 1795, Nicholas Brewer of Fishkill, conveyed to Hicky Bates of Fishkill, "all the lands covered with the waters of the Wappingers Creek beginning at a rock marked NB below the small fall south of Bates saw mill and from thence northward up the said creek to the upper mill dam of Peter Mesier and also the island included within the above bounds which the bridge commonly called Van Sicklen's Bridge rests upon and the waters, water corses, mill seats, profits, hereditaments and appurtenances...and whereas the said Hicky Bates and John Pinckney by indenture bearing even date with these presents hath granted released and conveyed to the said Nicholas Brower and to his heirs and assignes forever a certain messurage piece or parcell of land and land covered with water situate lying and being in the said town of Fishkill beginning at a certain rock below the first fall south of Bates saw mill on the Wappingers Creek which said rock is marked NB thense fifty feet south to a large button tree marked NB thence eighteen feet to an elm tree marked NB thence twenty-two feet to a basswood tree marked NB thence up the bank in range with a birch tree marked NB to the top or egde of the bank as it now until it meets the land or line of Nicholas Brower..."16
  • He appeared on the census in 1800 at Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York, as Nicholas Brower, with a household of 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male over 45, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-44, 1 female over 45, and 2 slaves.7,17
  • In 1810 the Brewers recorded as living in Fishkill, New York are Gilbert, Hendrick, Isaac, Nehemiah, Cornelis J., Cornelis W., Garret, Jacob J., William, and two Samuels, but no Nicholas.18
  • On 10 Aug 1846, Helenah Manning wrote from Poughkeepsie, New York, inquiring for the records of the courts for the year 1798 to be examined to see if "there was not a suit pending between Nicholas N. Brower and his wife for a separate maintenance."19

Family 1: Mary Birdsall b. 27 Nov 1746, d. 5 Mar 1786

Family 2: Susanna van Bremen

Citations

  1. [S541] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Corrections", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 69:172-179 (1938): p.175. According to Gesner Family papers. His baptism has not been found, but his existence has been proven.. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Corr., NYGBR 69 (1938)."
  2. [S2727] Natalie R. Fernald editor, "The Old Bible of Nicholas B. Brower", The Genealogical Exchange Vol. 5, No. 2 (June 1908): page 15. Hereinafter cited as "Brower Bible, Gen. Ex. 5 (1908)."
  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.99. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  4. [S2727] Natalie R. Fernald editor, "The Old Bible of Nicholas B. Brower", The Genealogical Exchange Vol. 5, No. 2 (June 1908): page 15. Married 7 May 1771. Hereinafter cited as "Brower Bible, Gen. Ex. 5 (1908)."
  5. [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-10, Personal Notes, undated, no signatures, references or attributions, but probably written in the 1840s or 1850s and probably by Robert and/or Martha Pitcairn. The notes are an attempt to trace chronoligically the possession of property originally acquired by Adolphus Brower in 1741. States that Nicholas died in 1814. Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.
  6. [S1033] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com. , Retrieved Nov. 2009. "Nicholas Brower," New York, Westchester County. Record added Apr 17, 2009 by Daryl Verstreate, Jr. Dates: b. Mar 8, 1747; d. Feb 13, 1814. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  7. [S2050] "Federal Census, 1800, Dutchess County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.65,66,67 (1934,1935,1936): 65:362. Hereinafter cited as "1800 Census, Dutchess Co., NY, NYGBR 65,66."
  8. [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/…
  9. [S2727] Natalie R. Fernald editor, "The Old Bible of Nicholas B. Brower", The Genealogical Exchange Vol. 5, No. 2 (June 1908): page 15. Inscription on the first page of the Bible reads, "I became a Subscriber for this Book in the Year 1789, taken in Numbers from the Press the Year 1790 and 1791. Got it Bound and Completed July, 1792. Printers cost £__(?) Stationers cost __(blurred). The whole amount 13 dollars.". Hereinafter cited as "Brower Bible, Gen. Ex. 5 (1908)."
  10. [S3278] 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 5, BIB. BB-78, Family of Nicholas and Nancy (Birdsall) Brower. District of Columbia Genealogical Records Committee, Vol. 160, part 1, pages 215-217. . Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  11. [S1485] Clifford M. Buck, compiler, Dutchess County, NY Tax Lists (Rhinebeck, NY: Kinship, 1990), p.170. Hereinafter cited as Dutchess Co. NY Tax Lists.
  12. [S2016] Kenneth Scott, "Genealogical Data From the New York Gazette and the Weekly Mercury", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.99-107 (1968-1976): 99:212. Hereinafter cited as "Gen. Data from NY Gazette & Weekly Mercury, NYGBR."
  13. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  14. [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:120. Hereinafter cited as Albany, NY Wills.
  15. [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.), 9:134 (1895); #8352 Miss Emily Elizabeth Stewart. Hereinafter cited as D.A.R. Linaeage Book.
  16. [S1511] Deed Records, Dutchess County, New York; Vol. 13-14, 1794-1797; FHL film #0565015 (Albany, NY: State of New York, 1968), Microfilm of original records in the Dutchess County Courthouse, v.13, p.292. Hereinafter cited as Dutchess Co., NY Deeds v.13-14, 1794-1797.
  17. [S205] MyFamily.com, 1800 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, 2003), Federal Census, NARA Ser. M32, Roll 21, page 39, image 44, FHL film #193709. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Census.
  18. [S138] MyFamily.com, 1810 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: My Family.com Inc., 2003), Federal Census. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Census.
  19. [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-29, Official letter (original). Dated August 10, 1846, Poughkeepsie, signed by Helenah Manning. Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.
  20. [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)."

Niclaes Brouwer1

b. 1 January 1732
  • Niclaes Brouwer was born on 1 January 1732.1
  • He was baptized on 13 February 1732 at Passaic, New Jersey.1,2
  • He married by license dated on 20 August 1757 at Lutheran Church, New York City, New York, Maria De Groot.2,3
  • Surname is also spelled Brower.
  • Also known as Nicholas Brewer.3
  • Niclaes Brouwer was admitted freeman on 23 November 1756 at New York City, New York, a "labourer."2
  • He witnessed the baptism of Maria Brouwer , daughter of David Brouwer and Catharina Keyser, on 15 August 1762 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Nicholaas Brouwer, Maria de Groot, z.h.v.).4
  • Niclaes Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Benjamin Brower , son of Isaac Brouwer and Mary Knapp, on 17 January 1773 at Lutheran Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Nicholas Brouwer and wife Mary).5
  • Niclaes Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Maria Storm , daughter of John Storm and Maria Brouwer, on 1 May 1774 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Nicholas Brouwer, Maria de Groot, z.h.v.).6
  • Niclaes Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Maria Storm , daughter of John Storm and Maria Brouwer, on 28 July 1782 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Nicolaus Brouwer & Maria Brouwer).7

Family: Maria De Groot

Citations

  1. [S1359] Voorhis David Demarest, The Demarest Family: A record of the desMarets family in France, the Holy Land in the Crusades, again in France, Holland, the Palatinate (Germany) again in Holland and the migration to America, 1663 (Hackensack, NJ: n.pub., 1964), p.IV-I. Hereinafter cited as Demarest Family.
  2. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  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.45. Hereinafter cited as New York Marriages Previous to 1784.
  4. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 28:220.
  5. [S1866] "Baptisms in the Lutheran Church New York City", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.97-103 (1966-1972): 102:203. Parents Isaac Brower and Mary. Hereinafter cited as "Lutheran Church NYC, Bapt., NYGBR 97-103 (1966-1972)."
  6. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 30:18.
  7. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 30:87.

Nicolaas Brouwer

b. 7 October 1780
  • Nicolaas Brouwer was born on 7 October 1780.1,2
  • He was baptized on 26 November 1780 at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York; sponsors Johs. and Marritje Brouwer.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), 7:18. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.

Nicolaes Brouwer1

b. 11 November 1781, d. 20 December 1816
  • Nicolaes Brouwer was baptized on 11 November 1781 at Paramus Reformed Dutch Church, Bergen Co., New Jersey; wit: Albert T. and Mettie Zabriskie.2
  • He died on 20 December 1816 at New York City, New York; "34 years old."1
  • He was a carpenter and was listed at 60 Barclay St., New York City in 1805, and at other addresses until 1816. He also lived at 34 Robinson Street in 1808.1

Citations

  1. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S2167] Howard S.F. Randolph and Russell Bruce Rankin, Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey, Reformed Dutch Church Baptisms, 1740-1850 (Rhinebeck, NY: Kinship, 1935, reprint 1992), p.110. Hereinafter cited as Paramus RDC Baptisms.

Norchia Brouwer1

b. circa 1763
  • Norchia Brouwer was born circa 1763.1
  • She is said to have married Benjamin Barton.1,2
  • Also known as Norellia Brower.1

Citations

  1. [S2347] Letter from Herbert E. Murray (Swansboro, North Carolina) to William B. Bogardus, 25 Nov 1991; William B. Bogardus Collection (Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio). Box 2, File 33A, 129-M. The charts and data accompanying the letter appear to have been compiled by Herbert E. Murray. Sources were not included or mentioned. The families outlined in the charts BR-2 thru BR8 need further verification. CHART BR-1 IS INCORRECT. Herbert E. Murray is a descendant of Jan Brower and Hannah Adams. The families charted have continuously lived in the Woodmere, Hempstead, Queens-Nassau Cos., Long Island area since the early 1700's. Chart BR-3.
  2. [S2755] William Applebie Daniel Eardeley, Brower Genealogy 1615-1884 and Langdon Genealogy 1625-1876, Unpublished Manuscript, 1923, Box 7, Catalog Item no.165, William B. Bogardus Collection, Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio, Original at Queens Borough Public Library. (Note: There are serious flaws and errors with this manuscript, particularly with the earlier generations. Eardeley claims Jan Brouwer (m. Aege Sprong) as a son of Jacob Brouwer and Annatje Bogardus, which is in error. There are numerous other errors as well. This document must be used with caution). page 37, https://docs.google.com/leaf

Paulus Brouwer1

b. 5 February 1775, d. 4 September 1855
  • Paulus Brouwer was born on 5 February 1775.2,3
  • He was baptized on 18 February 1775 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey; sponsors Paulus Van de Beek and wife.3
  • He married Rachel De Baun, daughter of Christian De Baun and Rachel Helm, at Tappan Reformed Church, Tappan, New York, on 6 October 1798 "Paul Brower and Rachel De Baan, both of Clarkstown."4
  • Paulus Brouwer died on 4 September 1855 at Beaver Dam, Dodge Co., Wisconsin.5
  • Also known as Paul Brower.
  • Named in his father's will dated 11 Aug 1784.
  • He appeared on the census in 1800 at Clarkstown, Rockland Co., New York, as Poules Brower, with a household of 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-25, 1 female 16-25, 1 female over 45.6
  • He appeared on the census in 1830 at Lyme, Jefferson Co., New York, as Paul Brower, with a household of 1 male age 50-60, and one female age 50-60. Enumerated next to Jacob P. Brower.7
  • He lived in 1830 at Jefferson Co., New York, and owned a vessel called Minhunt or Menhunt.8
  • He appeared on the census on 29 July 1850 at Beaver Dam, Dodge Co., Wisconsin, Paul Brower, age 75, born in New York. Real estate valued at $100. In the household is Rachel Brower, age 75, born in New York.9

Family: Rachel De Baun b. 21 May 1775

Citations

  1. [S541] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Corrections", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 69:172-179 (1938): p.172. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Corr., NYGBR 69 (1938)."
  2. [S541] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Corrections", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 69:172-179 (1938): p.179. says "b.1782" obviously an error. 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), Hack.:238. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  4. [S1889] "Betrothals and Marriages of the Dutch Reformed Church of Tappan, Rockland County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols. 84, 85, 86 (1953,1954,1955): 85:242. Hereinafter cited as "Marriages, Tappan Reformed Church, NYGBR 84,85,86."
  5. [S4898] Pandabaire2, Brower DeBraun Hopkins Germain Kreuger Degele in "Obit for Paul Brower Beaver Dam", listserve message to Ancestry.com Message Boards, March 14, 2010. Printout dated July 24, 2012, Transcribed from Marriages/Deaths; The Republican, Jan 1855-Dec 1855, Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Hereinafter cited as Obit for Paul Brower Beaver Dam.
  6. [S2041] "Federal Census 1800, Rockland County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.61 (1930): 61:355. Hereinafter cited as "1800 Census, Rockland Co., NY, NYGBR 61 (1930)."
  7. [S402] Ancestry.com, 1830 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2003), Federal census, Ser. M19, Roll 92, p.273. Hereinafter cited as 1830 US Census.
  8. [S1399] Lilly Martin, "Re: Jacob P. Brewer Family Bible," e-mail message from Martin, Lilly (unknown address) to Chris Chester, William Bogardus, Karen Sims, Richard Brewer and Perry Brewer, 14 Dec 2006, In 1830 Paul Brower lived at Jefferson Co NY and owned a Vessel named "Minhunt" or "Menhunt".. Hereinafter cited as "L. Martin e-mail 12-14-2006."
  9. [S212] Ronald V. Jackson and Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1850 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1999), Federal census, NARA Ser. M432, Roll 996, page 74A. Paul Brower household. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Census.
  10. [S1398] William Bogardus, "Re: Jacob P. Brewer Family Bible," e-mail message from Bogardus, William (unknown address) to Chris Chester, Lilly Martin, Karen Sims, Richard Brewer and Perry Brewer, 14 Dec 2006, "Jacob P. Brower was born 31 May 1799 and baptized at the Clarkstown Reformed Church, Rockland Co., NY, the son of Paul Brower and Rachel DeBaun. who were married 6 Oct 1798 at the Tappan Dutch Reformed Church, Rockland Co., NY ; Paulus was b. 5 Feb 1775 and baptized 18 Feb 1775 at the Hackensack Dutch Reformed Church, Bergen Co., NJ, , the son of Jacob Brouwer and Jannetje Van der Beek, who were married 21 Apr 1753 at the Schraalenburgh Dutch Reformed Church, Bergen Co., NJ; Jacob was baptized at the Hackensack Dutch Reformed Church, NJ, 17 Apr 1726 with twin brother David, sons of Abraham Brouwer and Elizabeth Ackerman, who were married 11 Oct 1723 at the Hackensack Dutch Reformed Church, Bergen Co., NJ; Abraham was b. 9 Mar 1701, bp. 30 Mar 1701 at the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Bergen, NJ, son of Uldrick Brouwer and his first wife Hester de Vouw, who were married 5 Nov 1698 at the Hackensack Ditch Reformed Church, Bergen Co., NJ; Uldrick was probably born at Schenectady, the son of Pieter Brouwer and Petronella Uldricks Clein; and Pieter was the son of Adam Brouwer Berchoven from Cologne, Germany, and Magdalena Jacobs Verdon, who were married 21 Mar 1645 (intentions dated 19 Mar 1645 in the records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New York). Adam's parents are still unknown although I am aware of four alleged parents and ancestry - none of which have been proven.". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail 12-14-2006."

Perlina Brouwer1

b. 8 March 1811
  • Perlina Brouwer was born on 8 March 1811 at Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Kentucky.1
  • She married John Flood.1
  • Also known as Perlina Brewer.1

Family: John Flood

Citations

  1. [S2427] Bertha C. Spencer, Three Hundred Years in America (1942; reprint Madras, Oregon: Sharon R. Brewer Dodge, 1988). William B. Bogardus Collection, Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio. Privately printed. This work contains errors, among them the false account of Anneke Jans descent from William of Orange. This account had been proved a fantasy long before 1988, and its inclusion in the reprint edition is unfortunate. The account of Pieter Adamsz Brouwer is also in error, and there may be other errors with the earlier Brouwer generations. Latter generations are recounted by descendants who lived in the latter part of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries, and the ancestors who they describe were their parents and grandparents. In addition to the original work of Bertha C. Spencer, the "re-publisher" Sharon Brewer Dodge, includes her own Brewer lineage with the unproved claim that her ancestor, Willis Brewer of North Carolina, was a son of Jacob Brouwer (b.1709) and a grandson of Sijbrandt Brouwer & Sarah Webber of New York City. There is also a short note from William B. Bogardus who questions this connection. No factual or supporting evidence that would tie Willis Brewer of North Carolina (late 1700s) to any of the Brouwer families of New Netherland has been found. p.19. Hereinafter cited as Three Hundred Years in America.

Peter Brouwer1

b. 24 May 1701, d. before February 1734
  • Peter Brouwer was baptized on 24 May 1701 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey; sponsors David son of Jan DeMaree, Elena Brouwers.2
  • He married Dina de Groot, daughter of Pieter Jacobsen de Groot and Beleitie Van Schaick, at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, on 30 May 1724; "both b. Ackinsack" (Hackensack).3
  • Peter Brouwer died before February 1734.

Family: Dina de Groot b. 12 Aug 1705

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. [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.83. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  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), p.45. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  4. [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.140. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  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), p.145. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  6. [S1910] Elmer T. Hutchinson, editor, Documents Relating to the Colonial, Revolutionary and Post Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey First Series Vol. 39; Calender of New Jersey Wills, Administrations, Etc. Vol. 10 1801-1805 (Trenton, New Jersey: MacCrellish & Quigley Co., 1946), p.66. Hereinafter cited as NJ Wills v.10 1801-1805.
  7. [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.146. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  8. [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.152. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  9. [S1886] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.29, no.596. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  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.143. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  11. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.

Peter Matthysz Brouwer1

b. 22 April 1676
  • Peter Matthysz Brouwer was baptized on 22 April 1676 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; no sponsors.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): 23:203. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  2. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 8:117.

Peter Brouwer1

b. 20 August 1741, d. before April 1789
  • Peter Brouwer was born on 20 August 1741.2
  • He married Maria Taylor.2
  • Peter Brouwer died before April 1789.
  • Surname is also spelled Brower.3
  • He witnessed the baptism of Jan Anderson , son of John Anderson and Elizabeth Brouwer, on 24 July 1763 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Pieter Brouwer, Anna Brouwer, Wed. v. Pieter Mets).4

Family: Maria Taylor b. b 1746, d. 22 Apr 1789

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): 24:26. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  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 7C. 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): 7:140. 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-): 28:226.
  5. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 28:146.
  6. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 29:22.
  7. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 29:81.
  8. [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). Hereinafter cited as "Recs., First Prebyterian Ch., NYC, NYGBR 7-10 (1876-1879)."

Peter Brouwer1

b. 25 July 1731
  • Peter Brouwer was baptized on 25 July 1731 at First Reformed Church (Church of the Three-Mile Run), New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., New Jersey.1,2

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. [S4912] Michael Morrissey, "Bennet "Dutch Church" New Brunswick, NJ 1721, 1725," e-mail message from Mike Morrissey to Dutch-Colonies (RootsWeb List), July 29, 2012, "New Brunswick First Reformed Church Baptisms," spreadsheet received August 8, 2012. Citing Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, vol. 11, page 401. Petrus; parents: Hendrick Brouwer, (mother not recorded). Hereinafter cited as "Bennet."

Peter Brouwer1

b. 30 March 1720
  • Peter Brouwer was baptized on 30 March 1720 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Petrus Brouwer, Wyntje Brouwer.2
  • He probably married Cornelia Thong on 14 April 1740.3
  • Peter Brouwer is possibly the Peter Brouwer who married Margaret Bogert in 1750.4
  • Also known as Peter Brewer.4
  • Peter Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Sara Brouwer , daughter of Cornelis Brouwer and Hester Bodine, on 15 May 1737 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Pieter Brouwer, Sara Webbers, Wed'e Van Sibiand Brouwer).5
  • Peter Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Hester Brouwer , daughter of Cornelis Brouwer and Hester Bodine, on 3 July 1743 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Pieter Brouwer, Maria Canon h.v. van Evert Byvank).6
  • Peter Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Cornelis Brouwer , son of Cornelis Brouwer and Hester Bodine, on 11 December 1745 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Pieter Brouwer, Ju'r, Sara Brouwer, h.v. Jacobus Hartje).7
  • Peter Brouwer and Margaret Bogert were members of the at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, in June 1800.8

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-): 19:14.
  3. [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."
  4. [S1856] "Brewer-Bogart (inquiry 96)", Somerset County Historical Quarterly vol.4, p.80 (1915): "I wish to get trace of Parker Brewer, b. Apr. 5, 1806, son of John and Letitia Parker Brewer. He was in New York City prior to 1838, and then not married. He had three sisters: (1) Maria, b.1808; m. Jacob Conover, of Little Silver in 1829, no children (2) Elizabeth, b.1811; m. Michael White; d. on Long Island in 1863; no children. (3) Harriet, b. 1815; m. Peter Wolcott; several children. John Brewer was a son of Benjamin Brewer and Mary Lane; had brothers, Cornelius and Benjamin, and sisters Ann, who m. Isaac Morris, and Mary, who m. Joseph Morris. They were all b. between 1770 and 1800. Benjamin Brewer,husband of Mary Lane, m. Dec. 13, 1768 and d.1821. He had a brother Peter, b. after 1750, of whom I have no trace. The parents of Benjamin and Peter were Peter, b. Mar 30, 1720, and his wife Margaret Bogert, whom he married in 1750. More information is wanted of Peter, son of Peter, and Parker Brewer." T.M.M. (Shrewsbury).. Hereinafter cited as "Brewer-Bogart inquiry; SCHQ 4 (1915)". http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…
  5. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 23:74.
  6. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 24:123.
  7. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 25:67.
  8. [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): 62:43-44. Margaret Bogert, wife of Peter Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as "Members RDC NY/NA, NYGBR."

Peter Brouwer

b. 18 March 1781
  • Peter Brouwer was born on 18 March 1781 at Columbia Co., New York.
  • He was baptized on 8 April 1781 at Dutch Reformed Church, Claverack, Columbia Co., New York; sponsors Peter Herder, Hilletje Herder.1
  • He married Polly Weaver at Dutch Reformed Church, Claverack, Columbia Co., New York, on 15 November 1812.2
  • Also known as Peter Brewer Jr.3,1
  • Peter Brouwer appeared on the census in 1820 at Claverack, Columbia Co., New York, as Peter Brewer, Jnr., with a household of 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45, 2 persons engaged in agriculture.4
  • Son, Peter, is named in his father's will dated 10 Apr 1830.5
  • On 8 November 1830 Peter Brouwer resided at Columbia Co., New York; when mentioned as a next of kin of Peter Brower in petitions regarding the probate of his will.6
  • He appeared on the census on 11 September 1850 at Livingston, Columbia Co., New York, Peter Brewer, age 70, born in New York. A farmer, with real estate valued at $6000. The head of household is recorded as Frederick Roraback, age 40, born in New York. A farmer, but no real estate recorded. His relationship to Peter Brewer and his family is not known, and why Frederick is recorded as the head of household is not known. With Peter are his wife Polly, and children Henry, Wessel, Margaret, and Anna M. Also Henry Oathisen, age 25, and John Weaver, age 56, both farmers.7

Family: Polly Weaver b. c 1790

Citations

  1. [S1883] "Records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Claverack, Columbia County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.74-83 (1943-1950): 81:167. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Claverack, NY, NYGBR 74-83."
  2. [S1903] "Marriages of the Dutch Reformed Church of Claverack, Columbia County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.88-90 (1957-59): 90:84. Hereinafter cited as "Marriags, Claverack RDC, NYGBR 88-90."
  3. [S493] Arthur, and Nancy Kelly Kelly,"New York Births and Baptisms, Eastern Region, 1683-1928."Original data extracted by Arthur and Nancy Kelly of Kinship Publishers from various church registers and town birth records in Columbia, Rennselaer, and Albany Counties, New York. Online www.ancestry.com., Baptism Record of Reformed Church: Claverack, (Columbia County) Reformed Church 1727-1899.
    .. Hereinafter cited as New York Births and Baptisms, Eastern Region, 1683-1928.
  4. [S139] Ancestry.com, 1820 United States Federal Census., Digital image of original census records (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2003), Federal Census, Ser. M33, Roll 70, page 48, image 34. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Census.
  5. [S1387] "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 at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Online www.newenglandancestors.org., Retrieved Sept. 2008. Searched for Peter Brower, Columbia County. Hereinafter cited as NY State, Wills, Adm., 1787-1835.
  6. [S3093] Marcia Eisenberg, "Will Papers, 1830-1832 (Columbia County)", Tree Talks Vol. 25, no. 2, page 89 (June 1985). Hereinafter cited as "Will Papers, 1830-1832."
  7. [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 491, page 166, image 339. Frederick Roraback household. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Census.

Peter Brouwer1

b. 18 August 1822

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.

Peter Brouwer1

b. before 1710
  • Peter Brouwer was born before 1710.

Family:

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): 23:202. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…

Peter Brouwer1

b. 12 March 1775, d. 24 January 1844
  • Peter Brouwer was baptized on 12 March 1775 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Pieter Van Schyven, Jakomyntje Verwey, j.d.1
  • He married Margaret Bogert, daughter of Roeloff Bogert and Jannetjen Banta, say 1791.2
  • Peter Brouwer died on 24 January 1844 ; according to the New York Evening Post, he was living with his grandson, Burlin Brown.3

Family: Margaret Bogert b. 6 Feb 1773, d. 14 Oct 1843

Citations

  1. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 30:24.
  2. [S2173] Theodore Melvin Banta, A Frisian Family, the Banta Genealogy: Descendants of Epke Jacobse, who came from Friesland, Netherlands to New Amsterdam, February, 1659 (New York: unknown, 1893), page 102. No date given. Hereinafter cited as Banta Gen.. http://archive.org/details/frisianfamilyban00bant
  3. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  4. [S2173] Theodore Melvin Banta, A Frisian Family, the Banta Genealogy: Descendants of Epke Jacobse, who came from Friesland, Netherlands to New Amsterdam, February, 1659 (New York: unknown, 1893), page 102. Hereinafter cited as Banta Gen.. http://archive.org/details/frisianfamilyban00bant
  5. [S1674] "Records of Trinity Church Parish, New York City", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.67-93 (1936-1962): 93:23. Hereinafter cited as "Trinity Church Parish Records."

Peter Brouwer1

b. between 1800 and 1820
  • Peter Brouwer was probably born between 1800 and 1820.
  • Peter Brouwer is mentioned with Salomon and Christine Brouwer in 1850. From 1847 to 1854, he was a shingle shaver at 91 Gold St. in Brooklyn. (Peter is not recorded with Christine and Salomon Brower on the 1850 U.S. census).1,2

Citations

  1. [S1795] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S212] Ronald V. Jackson and Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1850 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1999), Federal census, NARA Ser. M432, Roll 518, page 113A, image 496. Christianna Brower household. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Census.

Peter Brouwer

b. 6 December 1800
  • Peter Brouwer was born on 6 December 1800.1,2
  • He was baptized on 19 April 1801 at First Reformed Dutch Church, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York.2
  • Also known as Peter Brower.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1784] Prentiss Glazier, Le Roy Family of Dutchess County, New York: Capt. Frans Le Roy of Poughkeepsie and His Descendants (Sarasota, Fla.: the author, 1974), p.10. Hereinafter cited as Le Roy Family of Dutchess Co.
  2. [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, Poughkeepsie Reformed Church: 1716-1824. Hereinafter cited as New York Births & Baptisms I, Southeast Region, New York State.

Peter Brouwer1

b. 28 May 1774, d. 8 December 1834
  • Peter Brouwer was born on 28 May 1774 at Bergen Co., New Jersey, (Bible record).1,2
  • He married Catherine Post at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Bergen, (now Jersey City, Bergen Co., New Jersey), on 10 April 1796.3
  • Peter Brouwer died on 8 December 1834 at Huron, Wayne Co., New York; "aged 60 years, 7 mos., 8 days."1,2
  • Also known as Peter Brower.1
  • He witnessed the baptism of Peter Brower , son of Johannes Brouwer and Syntje Post, on 21 October 1792 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (witnesses Peter Brower, Antje Sickels).4
  • Peter Brouwer appeared on the census in 1820 at Phelps, Ontario Co., New York, as Peter Brower, with a household of 1 male under 10, 2 males 10-16, 1 male over 45, 1 female under 10, 1 female over 45, 2 persons engaged in agriculture.5
  • He appeared on the census in 1830 at Phelps, Ontario Co., New York, as Peter Brower, with a household of 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 50-60.6
  • He witnessed the will of Joseph Brouwer on 9 March 1832; (Ontario Co., NY Wills, Book B) called Joseph Brower of Phelps. Leaves to his son John $5, to three daughters Lany, Catherine, and Polly, 33 acres of land where he now lives. His wife (not named) to have use during her lifetime. Witnessed by Peter Brower, Jr. and John Brower, 2nd. The will was not proved until 13 Oct 1841, at Ontario Co. Surrogate's Court, by Peter Brower, Jr., of Huron, Wayne Co., New York, who stated that Joseph Brower was his uncle and that Peter Brower who witnessed the will was his father, now deceased. Catherine Brower states that she lives in Huron, Wayne Co., N.Y., is the widow of Peter Brower, and the will of Joseph Brower was kept at her their home, and that Peter died in 1834. Orra (Ariah) Brower, living in Ohio, came to their home to get the will to take to Leah Brower, widow of Joseph Brower. Leah Brower states that she is 73 years old, and is the widow of Joseph. John Brower the 2nd, says he witnessed the will, now lives in Phelps, New York, is a blacksmith and a son of Peter Brower, deceased, that he is a nephew of Joseph Brower and he witnessed the will. The petition for probate at the Ontario County Surrogate's Court states that Joseph died 12 July 1832, in Phelps, leaving a widow Leah of Phelps; Eleanor wife of Daniel Pier of Parma, New York; Polly Hathaway, wife of Silas A. Hathaway of Clinton, Mascoomb Co., Michigan; Catherine L. Murphy, widow, of Phelps, New York; children of John Brower, his (Joseph's) deceased son as follows: Joseph, Ariah C., Eliza Brower of Springfield, Illinois, Lucinda and Catherine Brower of Huntsburg, Ohio. Catherine and Eliza are minors.7
  • His will was dated on 18 February 1834 proved 16 Jan 1836, Wayne Co., Surr. Ct. Called Peter Brower of Sodus, names wife Catherine who is to receive all property both real and personal. Witnessed by Peter Brower, J., Rulen Torry, David V. Brower. Appearing at the probate hearing were Catherine Brower, executrix, Peter Brower, John Brower, David V. Brower, Joseph Brower, Maria Young.8
  • A transcription of a Bible record has helped to identify Peter Brower's family. Although the title, publisher and most importantly, publishing date were not recorded with the transcription, the Bible record still appears to be useful for Peter's immediate family. Peter's family is the first complete family recorded in the Bible and is followed by the family of Peter's son, Joseph G. Brower. The last record is the death recording of Josephine Brower, daughter of Joseph G. This pattern of records is evidence that that Bible most likely originated with Joseph G. Brower and was probably purchased in the first half of the 1800's. It is possible that is originated with Peter, but since his siblings are not recorded this is less likely. In addition, the date of Peter's marriage to his wife, Catherine Post, is not recorded. Neither are the names of Catherine Post's parents. If this Bible did originate with Peter Brower, both of these records would have been included. The Bible most definetly did not originate with Peter's parents, Johannes Brouwer and Catherine/Trintje Waldron. Although their birth and death dates are recorded, their children other than Peter are not. If this were their Bible, then all of the children of Johannes and Catherine would have been recorded. The birth date given for Johannes is three years previous to his known, recorded baptism date. This is further evidence that the Bible was initiated with a later generation who was not present during Johannes' lifetime. Further more, the Bible identifies Johannes' parents as Jacob Brouwer and Effie Waldron. This identification is incorrect. Although Johannes' father was a Jacob Brouwer, his mother was Lea Slot. The Effie Waldron mentioned in the Bible record is most likely Aefje Hellekers, the mother of Catherine Waldron. Her married name would have been Aefje "Effie" WALDRON. It is apparent that the person who recorded these ancestors in their Bible matched their paternal grandfather's father with their paternal grandmother's mother, in error. This is then further evidence that the Bible did not originate with one of the earlier generations. The just mentioned ancestors would have been long deceased and not personally known to Joseph G. Brower. The evidence is strong that this Bible originated with Joseph G. Brower. This exercise also provides a lesson: It is critical that whenever a transcription of a Bible record is made, a record of the title, publisher, and publishing date must be included. It is also important to obtain clear photocopies of the original pages, so that the handwriting can be annalized. If multiple generations are covered and if the entries were written contemporaneously to the lives of those recorded, then different handwriting should be evident with each generation. If not, then it can be assumed that the records of earlier generations were entered long after the individulas lived, from the memory of a descendant, which makes them less reliable.

Family: Catherine Post b. 10 Jun 1775, d. 28 Dec 1847

Citations

  1. [S2091] Ariah Coats Brower Family; FHL fiche #6206691 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2006), Compiled by Oradell Brower Triplett. Manuscript (typescript) loaned by Lorraine Simkins of Salt Lake City., p.11. Hereinafter cited as Ariah Coats Brower Family.
  2. [S2471] New Jersey Bible Records, v.1-2; New Jersey Genealogical Miscellany, v.1; FHL film #0868786 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971), pages 68-70. Brower Bible Records. In possession of Mrs. Y. Martin Jensen, 315 Pennington Ave., Passaic, New Jersey. Copy of pages 68-70 in the William B. Bogardus Collection, Box 5, BB-361 (BIB). Hereinafter cited as DAR (New Jersey), Genealogical Collection.
  3. [S2136] William Nelson, Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Volume XXII. Marriage Records, 1665-1800, Archives of the State of New Jersey. First Series (Paterson, N.J.: Press Printing and Publishing Co., 1900), Bergen Church Marriage Records, p.558. "both of English Neighborhood.". Hereinafter cited as Marriage Recs. NJ Archives v.XXII.
  4. [S1631] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 31:96. Peter; parents: John Brower, Syntje Post; witnesses: Peter Brower, Antje Sickels.
  5. [S139] Ancestry.com, 1820 United States Federal Census., Digital image of original census records (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2003), Federal Census, Ser. M33, Roll 62, p.298, image 154. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Census.
  6. [S402] Ancestry.com, 1830 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2003), Federal census, Ser. M19, Roll 101, page 28. Hereinafter cited as 1830 US Census.
  7. [S2091] Ariah Coats Brower Family; FHL fiche #6206691 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2006), Compiled by Oradell Brower Triplett. Manuscript (typescript) loaned by Lorraine Simkins of Salt Lake City., p.26. Hereinafter cited as Ariah Coats Brower Family.
  8. [S2091] Ariah Coats Brower Family; FHL fiche #6206691 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2006), Compiled by Oradell Brower Triplett. Manuscript (typescript) loaned by Lorraine Simkins of Salt Lake City., p.18. Hereinafter cited as Ariah Coats Brower Family.
  9. [S2091] Ariah Coats Brower Family; FHL fiche #6206691 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2006), Compiled by Oradell Brower Triplett. Manuscript (typescript) loaned by Lorraine Simkins of Salt Lake City., p.16. Hereinafter cited as Ariah Coats Brower Family.
  10. [S2471] New Jersey Bible Records, v.1-2; New Jersey Genealogical Miscellany, v.1; FHL film #0868786 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971), pages 68-70. Brower Bible Records. In possession of Mrs. Y. Martin Jensen, 315 Pennington Ave., Passaic, New Jersey. Copy of pages 68-70 in the William B. Bogardus Collection, Box 5, BB-361 (BIB). Children of Peter Brower and Catherine Post. Hereinafter cited as DAR (New Jersey), Genealogical Collection.

Peter Brouwer1

b. 7 April 1788, d. 11 May 1869
  • Peter Brouwer was born on 7 April 1788 at Egg Harbor, Gloucester Co., New Jersey.1
  • He married Anne Perrine, daughter of Joseph Perrine and Elizabeth Wikoff, at Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, on 1 June 1817.1,2
  • Peter Brouwer died on 11 May 1869 at Dabney, Ripley Co., Indiana.1
  • Also known as Peter Brower.3
  • He appeared on the census on 9 October 1850 at Otter Creek, Ripley Co., Indiana, Peter Brower, age 62, born in New Jersey. A farmer. Real estate valued at $125. Enumerated in the household of Andrew Brower, age 22.4
  • He appeared on the census on 28 July 1860 at Otter Creek, Ripley Co., Indiana, Peter Brower, age 72, born in New Jersey. A farmer. Enumerated in the household of James D. Brower, age 41.3

Family: Anne Perrine b. 3 Dec 1787, d. 18 Sep 1872

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."
  2. [S3967] 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 4 Brewer Marriages, Brewer Marriages. Alphabetical by State then chronological by year.. Index MS - NY, page 117. Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  3. [S232] MyFamily.com, 1860 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, 2004), Federal census, NARA Ser. M653, Roll 293, page 143, image 150, FHL film #803293. James D. Brower household. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Census.
  4. [S212] Ronald V. Jackson and Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1850 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1999), Federal census, NARA Ser. M432, Roll 169, page 360B, image 347. Andrew Brower household. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Census.

Peter Brouwer1

b. 11 January 1833
  • Peter Brouwer was born on 11 January 1833 at Pascack, Bergen Co., New Jersey.1

Citations

  1. [S2473] DAR (New Jersey), New Jersey Collected Miscellaneous Genealogical Data; FHL film #0870150 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971), Miscellaneous records; New Jersey, Bible and family records; New Jersey, report of the genealogical committee, 1956-1957, 2 vols.; New Jersey, genealogical data; New Jersey, genealogical records; New Jersey, cemetery, Bible and family records; New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, random historical and genealogical notes. Copy of chart titled, "Genealogy-Family of Adam Brouwer (Brower) is found in the William B. Bogardus Collection, Box 5, BB-353 (GEP). The chart shows a line of descent from son, Pieter Adamse Brouwer and his wife, Pieternella Uldricks; their son Abraham Pieterse Brouwer and his wife Lea De Maree; their son Daniel Brouwer and his wife Maria Koning; their son Johannes Brouwer and his wife Tryntje Jersey; and their children Antje, Abraham, Peter and David. Note that the placement of Johannes as a son of Daniel Brouwer and Maria Koning is incorrect. That couples' son Johannes married three times and lived in Kentucky. The Johannes who married Tryntje Jersey is a son of Abraham Brouwer and Antje Nix. Hereinafter cited as DAR (New Jersey), New Jersey Collected Miscellaneous Genealogical Data.

Peter Brouwer1

b. 23 November 1827
  • Peter Brouwer was born on 23 November 1827.1

Citations

  1. [S2473] DAR (New Jersey), New Jersey Collected Miscellaneous Genealogical Data; FHL film #0870150 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971), Miscellaneous records; New Jersey, Bible and family records; New Jersey, report of the genealogical committee, 1956-1957, 2 vols.; New Jersey, genealogical data; New Jersey, genealogical records; New Jersey, cemetery, Bible and family records; New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, random historical and genealogical notes. Copy of chart titled, "Genealogy-Family of Adam Brouwer (Brower) is found in the William B. Bogardus Collection, Box 5, BB-353 (GEP). The chart shows a line of descent from son, Pieter Adamse Brouwer and his wife, Pieternella Uldricks; their son Abraham Pieterse Brouwer and his wife Lea De Maree; their son Daniel Brouwer and his wife Maria Koning; their son Johannes Brouwer and his wife Tryntje Jersey; and their children Antje, Abraham, Peter and David. Note that the placement of Johannes as a son of Daniel Brouwer and Maria Koning is incorrect. That couples' son Johannes married three times and lived in Kentucky. The Johannes who married Tryntje Jersey is a son of Abraham Brouwer and Antje Nix. Hereinafter cited as DAR (New Jersey), New Jersey Collected Miscellaneous Genealogical Data.

Peter De Riemer Brouwer1

b. 31 July 1797
  • Peter De Riemer Brouwer was born on 31 July 1797.1
  • He was baptized on 27 August 1797 at First Reformed Dutch Church, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York.1

Citations

  1. [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, Poughkeepsie Reformed Church: 1716-1824. Hereinafter cited as New York Births & Baptisms I, Southeast Region, New York State.

Peter H. Brouwer1

b. 1840, d. 14 February 1863
  • Peter H. Brouwer was born in 1840.1
  • He died on 14 February 1863.1

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."