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Abraham Brouwer1

b. 18 February 1739, d. before November 1818
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 18 February 1739 at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, New Utrecht, Kings Co., Long Island, New York; sponsors Abraham Brouwer and Elizabeth z.h.v.3
  • He married by license dated on 18 October 1758 at New York City, New York, Mary Elsworth, daughter of Willem Elsworth and Rebecca Stillwell.4
  • Abraham Brouwer died before November 1818; when his widow and children petitioned the U.S. Congress for reimbursment for losses to their father's property inccured during the Revolutionary War.
  • Abraham is named as the eldest son in his father's will dated 29 Sep. 1755.5
  • He was a member of the at Dutch Reformed Church, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, on 6 November 1778 (seat owner).6
  • He witnessed the baptism of Maria Helm , daughter of Jonas Helm and Sara Brouwer, on 28 December 1783 at Dutch Reformed Church, Claverack, Columbia Co., New York, (sponsors Abraham Brower, Maritje Elsworth).7
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Abraham Brouwer , son of William Brouwer and Mariah Helm, on 19 June 1785 at Dutch Reformed Church, Claverack, Columbia Co., New York, (sponsors Abraham Brewer, Maritje Ellsworth).8
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Abraham Helm , son of Jonas Helm and Sara Brouwer, on 6 July 1788 at Dutch Reformed Church, Claverack, Columbia Co., New York, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Catharina Brouwer).9
  • Abraham Brouwer appeared on the census in 1790 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, as Abraham Brower, Jr. with a household of four males over 13, and three females. On the census sheet, the Browers enumerated in succession are: Abraham Brower, Jeremiah Brower, William Brower, Jeremiah Brower, Court Johnston, Abraham Brower, Jr., Adolphus Brower.10
  • He was living in 1815 at Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey.11
  • He is mentioned in a letter from Charles Vail to Pitt Carl Esq. on 16 January 1852 Writing from Riverhead (Suffolk Co., Long Island), Charles Vail is seeking the aid of Pitt Carl, Esq. of New York City in determining whether or not his wife (whose mother was a Brower) is entitled to cliams upon the Trinity Church property. Charles Vail writes, "My wife's grandfather lived on the west end of Long Island but lost his property and moved to the state of New Jersey but had his mill at Goanses burnt and other property destroyed by the British in the Revolutionary War. And when I knew the old man he lived in Paterson, New Jersey and was a very aged man and that was in 1815. I think his name was Abraham and he had four sons--Jerry, Abraham, Christopher and William. Christopher and William I knew. He also had 3 daughters--Sally, Caty, and Rebecca, the mother of my wife. My wife's mother is dead and so is all her brothers and sisters." Charles Vail also mentions speaking with "Catherin Cannon sister," who lives in Riverhead, whose mother was also a Brower, but from a different family.11

Family: Mary Elsworth b. 17 Apr 1744

Citations

  1. [S506] 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. [S1827] Walter Kenneth Griffin, "Baptismal Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of New Utrecht, Long Island, N.Y.", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.73 (1942): 73:105. Hereinafter cited as "Bpt. RDC New Utrecht, NYGBR 73 (1942)."
  3. [S2211] "Records of the Reformed Church of New Utrecht, Long Island", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.112-113 (1981-1982): 113 (1982):76. Abraham; parents: Abraham Brouwer, Jr., Sara, s.v.. Hereinafter cited as "RDC New Utrecht, L.I."
  4. [S521] 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.
  5. [S506] 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/…
  6. [S3745] Frank Ernest Hagemeyer and John Blythe Dobson, "Seat Owners, Brooklyn Dutch Reformed Church, 1769/1778", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol. 141, page 129 (2010): 141:132. Hereinafter cited as "Seat Owners, Brooklyn Dutch Reformed Church, 1769/1778."
  7. [S1825] "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."
  8. [S1825] "Records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Claverack, Columbia County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.74-83 (1943-1950): 81:241. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Claverack, NY, NYGBR 74-83."
  9. [S1825] "Records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Claverack, Columbia County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.74-83 (1943-1950): 82:141. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Claverack, NY, NYGBR 74-83."
  10. [S472] Ancestry.com, 1790 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2000), Federal census, Roll M637-6, image 0372. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Census.
  11. [S2534] 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-12, Charles Vail of Riverhead, L.I. to Pitt Carl, Esq. of NYC, letter dated January 16, 1852. Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.
  12. [S1395] William Bogardus, "Hiley Brower," e-mail message from Bogardus, William (unknown address) to Chris Chester, Paul Brewer and et al, 8 Jan 2007, April 23, 2007, to Chris Chester, et al; Re: Ancestors and Descendants of William Brower who married Mariah Helm; "I did not mention in my earlier message of today that one of my correspondents of years ago also included a son of Abraham Brower and Mary Ellsworth as: "Jeremiah, b. 1770, Brooklyn, NY, d. 1843, m. Oct 1794, Paterson, NJ, Catharine Cole, d. 1847, Philadelphia, PA". He would thus fit very well between Christopher and Hendrick. The study done by Alfred H. Brower of Elmwood Park, NJ, did not include this "Jeremiah".
    I have in my files some of the continuing descendants of Abraham's and Mary's children: William, Elinor, Rosina, Christopher and, apparently, Jeremiah.". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail 1-8-2007."
  13. [S751] "Genealogy.com GenForum."Online forum for Genealogical inquiries. Used as a source of leads. Online www.genforum.genealogy.com., June 2, 2009. Brower Family Genealogy Forum, posted by David Brower, "Re: Jerremiah Brower as parent Totawa NJ Baptismal Reg." David Brower is a direct descendant of Henry Brower (1806-1894) who is a son of Jeremiah Brower. The birth and death dates for Jeremiah are from the 1927 family notes of David Brower's great grandfather, himself a grandson of Henry Brower (1806-1894) and a great grandson of Jeremiah Brower (1770-1843).. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy.com GenForum.
  14. [S1471] 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; "Christopher, b. 1768, Brooklyn, NY, d. 19 May 1845, Paterson, NJ, 1m. 21 Sep 1794, Protestant Dutch Reformed Church at Acquackanonk, Passaic, NJ, Lena Van Houten, b. 31 Aug 1792, dau. of Adrian Van Houten and Marretje Cadmus, d. 10 Mar 1806; 2m. Elizabeth Garretson at Acquackanonk. Known children: by 1m:(a) Maria, b. 16 Apr 1795, bp. Totowa 7 May 1794; (2) Deric, b. 13 Dec 1797, bp. Totowa, 25 Dec 1797, m. 20 Jul 18290, Margaret Van Horn, b. 20 Jul 1800; (3) Charity; (4) Cattilineu, b. 21 Apr 1804, bp. 17 Jun 1804 at Totowa; by 2m. (5) Ann; (6) John Garrison, b. 31 Mar 1820, bp. 23 Jul 1850, First Presbyterian Church, Paterson, NJ". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."

Abraham Brouwer

b. 10 May 1725, d. 10 March 1797
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 10 May 1725 at Gowanús, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, (calculated from age at death; eldest son, he received £5 as his birthright per his father's 1754 will).
  • He married first at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 21 December 1745 Barbara Stellingwerf, daughter of Pieter Stellingwerf and Femmetje Bennet.1,2
  • Abraham Brouwer married second at Presbyterian Church, Rombout, Dutchess Co., New York, on 16 May 1757 Mary Losee, daughter of Abraham Losee and Anna Dorland, "Abraham Brewer of Long Island, Mary Losee."3,4
  • Abraham Brouwer died on 10 March 1797 at Gravesend, Kings Co., New York; age 71 years, 10 months.1,5
  • He was buried at Gravesend Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York.6,7
  • Surname is also spelled Brower.8
  • Also known as Abraham Brewer (marriage record, 1757).3
  • Eldest son as stated in his father's will of 18 Sep 1754.
  • He appeared on the census in 1738 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, as the male child in his father's household over the age of ten.9
  • The will of "Jeury Brower of Gowanus in the township of Brookland, miller", dated 18 Sep 1754, leaves his whole estate in the township of Brooklyn to his three sons, Abraham, William, and Adolph in equal shares, with Abraham to recieve £5 as his birthright. The three, Abraham, Wlliam, and Adolph, are names as executors.9
  • Jury Brouwer, along with his oldest son, Abraham, were listed as executors in the will of Jury's brother Abraham, dated 29 Sep 1755.10
  • He witnessed the baptism of Jane Brouwer , daughter of Jeury Brouwer and Jane Elsworth, on 29 February 1756 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Rebecca Breestede, Wed. v. Wm. Griffen).11
  • , On 20 Mar 1760, "Jurrey Brower of Gowanus, in the township of Brooklyn in Kings County on Nassau Island in the Provence of New York, miller" conveyed to "Abraham Brower and William Brower sons of the said Jury Brower of the same place," for £300, a parcel of land "situate lying and being in the township of Brooklyn...bounded easterly and southerly by the road or Kings Highway that leads from Flatbush to the ferry Northerly by Jacobus Degraw northwesterly to said Jurry Brower and Jacob Van der Hoven westerly to Jacobus Du Re Vois containing about twenty two acres..."12
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Abraham Brouwer , son of Jurrie Brouwer and Maria Tideman, on 9 December 1764 at Dutch Reformed Church, Flatlands, Long Island, New York, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer and his wife Maria Losee).13
  • , In a conveyance dated 18 Nov 1785 "Between Adolphus Brouwer of Brookland, Kings Co., yeoman and one of the sons of Jeremiah Brower of same place, yeoman deceased, and his (Adolph's) wife Aeltie (first party) and Abraham Brower, Jeremiah Brower and Antie his wife, William Brower and Mattya Brower, widow of William Brower deceased (second party), and the said Mattya Brower and William Brower, Garret Brower and Abraham Hoagland executors of the will of William Brower formerly of Brooklyn and afterwards of Rumbout Precinct, Dutchess Co., yeoman and now deceased (third party). Above parties agreed to divide Real Estate of Jeremiah Brower deceased situate in Brooklyn, in agreement with the will of Jeremiah Brower." £831was paid by Adolph Brower to the other heirs for the right to the property that consisted of a "farm piece or parcel of ground commonly called Mill Hook situate lying and being in Brooklyn aforesaid and which now part of the estate of the aforesaid Jeremiah Brower deceased together with the mill pond and all streams runs of water mill dams creeks ponds springs meadows (a certain piece of meadow called the big meadows being always intended to be excepted out of the lands intended hereby to be granted and conveyed to the said Adolphus Brower land and marshes thereunto belonging or in anywise appurtaning and all houses outhouses buildings old mill work mill stones, and all the wood and timber that already is collected for the purpose of erecting a mill on the aforesaid stream and all orchards gardens lands common pastures feedings woods underwoods ways paths passages water water courses fishings fowlings easements profits commodities advantages endowments and hereditaments whatsoever to the said Mill Hook and Mill Pond belonging or in any way pertaining or which now are or formerly have been excepted..."The second and third parties were to retain docking and landing rights at the mill property as well as fishing and oyster harvesting rights. Also conveyed were the rights to "that certain tract farm piece or parcel of land also part of the estate of the said Jeremiah Brower deceased and lying and being at Gowanus in Brooklyn Township aforesaid at joining the road that leads to Brooklyn aforesaid bounded northeasterly easterly and southeasterly by lands belonging to the estate of Jacobus Vanderhoven deceased and the estate of Jacobus Degrave deceased and the road that leads from Brooklyn to Flatbush southerly southwesterly and westerly by the mill road so called that leads from Flatbush to the mill aforesaid and northwesterly by the aforesaid road that goes to Brooklyn," containing about 124 acres. In addition, Adolphus is to acquire former woodland purchased from the estate of Wilhelmus Bennet at Gowanus containing ten acres. The conveyance was signed by Jeremiah Brower; Antie, wife of Jeremiah Brower; Abraham Hoagland; Adolphus Brower; Aaltie Brower; Mattya Brower; Abraham Brower; Garrett Brower; William Brower."14
  • Abraham Brouwer appeared on the census in 1790 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, as Abraham Brower, Sr. with a household consisting solely of one male over 16. On the census sheet, the Browers enumerated in succession are: Abraham Brower, Jeremiah Brower, William Brower, Jeremiah Brower, Court Johnston, Abraham Brower, Jr., Adolphus Brower.15
  • On 6 Oct 1795, "Abraham Brower of the township of Brooklyn in Kings County on Nassau Island in the State of New York yeoman" sold to "Robert Bruce and James Scott of the City of New York," for the sum of "fifteen hundred and eighty one pounds five shillings current lawful money of the State of New York," property described as "All that certain farm messauge tenement on lot of land where the dwelling stands where the said Abraham Brower now lives situate lying and being in the township of Brooklyn in Kings County on Long Island in the State of New York aforesaid being butted and bounded as follows that is to say beginning at the westerly corner of the lot of land by road leading from Brooklyn ferry to the narrows by the corner of Theodorus Pohlemus land from thence running south forty nine degrees and fifty minutes east three chains and ninety one links along the said Polhemus land thence north fifty five degrees east fifty three links then south forty nine degrees and thirty minutes east forty six chains and seventy five links then north fifty four degrees and thirty minutes east four chains and thirty six links thence south fifty four degrees and thirty minutes twenty two chains and forty five links to the road that leads from Booklyn ferry to Flatbush then along said road north fifteen degrees east two chains and seventy links to the line fence of Thomas Parsell then along said fence north sixty eight degrees west three chains and fifty links then north fifty six degrees and thirty minutes west twenty four chains and twenty five links then south thirty five degrees and fifteen minutes west five chains and twenty three links then north forty seven degrees and fifteen minutes west forty six chains and forty links to the land of Jeremiah Brower then along Browers land through the orchard sout. forty two degrees west four chains and seventy eight links then north forty nine degrees west three chains and seventy links to the road then along said road south thirty nine degrees west three chains and ninety six links to the place of beginning being bounded southerly by the land of Theodorus Polhemus, east by the road leading from Brooklyn ferry to Flatbush, northerly by the land of Thomas Pearsall and Jeremiah Brower and westerly by land of said Jeremiah Brower and the road that leads from Brooklyn ferry to the narrows and likewise a certain piece of salt meadow near Brower's Mill in the town and county aforesaid it being butted and bounded as follows beginning at the most southerly corner by the line fence between Adolph Brower's land and the land of Denton & Suydam running from thence north sixty eight degrees east six chains and ten links along the meadow of Theodorus Polhemus then north two degrees west three chains then north sevety three degrees west two chains then south eighty three degrees west one chain then south sixty two and thirty minutes west three chains and eighteen links along a small creek to Adolph Brower's land then south one degree east four chains and seventy two links along said Brower's land to the place of beginning both meadow and the above meadow and the above mentioned farm fifty five acres one quarter and fifteen perches." Included is a "certain priviledge of landing and relanding at the mill of Adolph Brower.16
  • His will was dated on 13 February 1797 proved 24 Apr 1797; "I Abraham Brower of Kings County...I bequeath unto my son-in-law Court Johnson a brown horse... I give and bequeath unto Maria the daughter of my daughter Barbara the sum of twenty pounds. All the residue and remainder of my estate I give and bequeath unto my five daughters Elizabeth, Nelly, Barbara, Helena, and Cena to be equally divided among them and to remain unto them and their heirs forever...I do hereby appoint my loveing brother Adolphus Brower and my trusty friend Theodorus Polhemus my executors." Witnesses: William Merrill of Flatbush, George Clussman, Jno. Ruble of Flatbush.8,17

Family 1: Barbara Stellingwerf b. 15 Sep 1725, d. b May 1757

Family 2: Mary Losee b. 30 Jul 1738, d. b 1790

Citations

  1. [S506] 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. [S2529] 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, 1:72. Abraham Brouwer y.m. and Barbary Stralingwearf y.d.. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Records.
  3. [S1659] "Record of Marriages of the Presbyterian Churches in Rumbout and Poughkeepsie", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol. 69 (1938): 69:288. Hereinafter cited as "Rumbout & Poughkeepsie Prebyterian Marriages."
  4. [S521] 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 License dated May 13, 1757.. Hereinafter cited as New York Marriages Previous to 1784.
  5. [S1005] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com. , Retrieved Sept. 2009. "Abraham Brower," New York, Kings County. Record added June 25, 2009 by Albert C. Simmel. Includes photo of tombstone, "age 71 years 10 months". Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  6. [S2074] Alfred Henry Brower, Brower Family, Photocopy of typescript, 1985, Rutgers University Special Collections, New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., New Jersey. Obtained in July 2008. There are numerous errors regarding the early generations of Adam Brouwer's family in the manuscript, and it should be used with caution.. p.22. Calls the cemetery "Old Bushwick Cemetery."
  7. [S1005] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com. , Retrieved Sept. 2009. "Abraham Brower," New York, Kings County. Record added June 25, 2009 by Albert C. Simmel. Includes photo of tombstone. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  8. [S1535] Kings County, New York Surrogate's Court; Wills v.1-2, 1787-1823; FHL film # 872178 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971), Microfilm of the original records in the Kings County Courthouse, Brooklyn, New York, pp.235-238. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Wills v.1-2.
  9. [S506] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:99. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  10. [S506] 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/…
  11. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 27:205.
  12. [S1537] Kings County (New York) Conveyances, Deeds v. 5-7; film #1413190 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957, 1958, 1990), Microfilm of the original records at the New York Registers Office, New York City, lib.6, pp.311-312. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co., NY Deeds v.5-7.
  13. [S2119] Peter Divine,"Baptismal Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Flatlands, Long Island, New York", online http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/nn/church/…. Transcribed July, 2001, from FHL film #0017637. Original translation and transcription by Dingman Versteeg. p.173 of original. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatlands Baptisms, online.
  14. [S1537] Kings County (New York) Conveyances, Deeds v. 5-7; film #1413190 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957, 1958, 1990), Microfilm of the original records at the New York Registers Office, New York City, lib.6, pp.343-352. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co., NY Deeds v.5-7.
  15. [S472] Ancestry.com, 1790 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2000), Federal census, Roll M637-6, image 0372. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Census.
  16. [S1537] Kings County (New York) Conveyances, Deeds v. 5-7; film #1413190 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957, 1958, 1990), Microfilm of the original records at the New York Registers Office, New York City, v.7, pp.57-59. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co., NY Deeds v.5-7.
  17. [S6195] "New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971." Images. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1920234., (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-28617-45-97,239485901 : accessed 9 July 2015), Kings > Wills 1787-1823 vol 1-2 > image 144 of 548; county courthouses, New York.. Hereinafter cited as New York Probate Recs 1629-1971.
  18. [S1426] "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.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. before 1771
  • Possible son of Abraham Brouwer and Mary Elsworth.
  • Children of Abraham Brower and Rebecca Elsworth have not been identified.

Citations

  1. [S506] 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.101. Brouwer-Elsworth marriages that Hoffman has been unable to fit into his Brouwer genealogy.. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  2. [S2120] Richard A. McCool and John G. Storm,"Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church Marriages from Consistory Books, Kings County, Long Island, New York 1787-1793." Online http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/nn/church/…., (M27). Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatlands Marriages, online.
  3. [S2529] 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, 2:22. Abram Brower & Rebecca Elsworth, m. 1 Sep 1791 at Flatlands. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Records.

Abraham Brouwer

b. 7 May 1711
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 7 May 1711.1
  • No further record.2
  • Abraham is not shown by Totten in his 1925 account of the family.

Citations

  1. [S1282] 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). Hereinafter cited as Dear "Cousin."
  2. [S1282] 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."

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 21 October 1733, d. before 16 June 1776
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 21 October 1733 at Dutch Reformed Church, Schraalenburgh, Bergen Co., New Jersey; sponsors Roelof Westervelt, Leah, his wife.2
  • He married Antje Nix, daughter of Peter Nix and Cornelia De Graw, circa 1758.1
  • Abraham Brouwer died before 16 June 1776; when his wife, Antje, is called a widow in the baptism record of son Jacobus.3

Family: Antje Nix b. 1 Apr 1738

Citations

  1. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S1806] 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.:76. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  3. [S2099] 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.65. Hereinafter cited as Paramus RDC Baptisms.
  4. [S1806] 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.:139. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 31 May 1761
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 31 May 1761.2
  • He was baptized on 7 June 1761 at Tappan Reformed Church, Tappan, New York; sponsors Abraham Quackenbos, & wife Susanna.2
  • He married first at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 4 April 1782 Phebe Mabie "Zyn van ins in den Huwelyken Staat bevestigd, Abraham Brouwer en Phebe Maybe, beide van Niewyork."3
  • Abraham Brouwer married second at Lutheran Church, New York City, New York, on 11 August 1790 Catherine Johnson, daughter of Richard Johnson.4
  • Abraham Brouwer was admitted freeman on 20 October 1784 at New York City, New York, a licensed carter.4

Family: Phebe Mabie b. 22 Apr 1764, d. 17 Apr 1790

Citations

  1. [S526] 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. [S1828] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.96, no.1996. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  3. [S1543] 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.223. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, RDC NA/NY.
  4. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  5. [S1846] John Clapperton Kerr, "Gideon Carstang (168?-1759) and Some of His Descendants", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.58, pp.221-242 (1927): 58:238. Hereinafter cited as "Carstang, NYGBR 58 (1927)."

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 9 March 1701
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 9 March 1701 at Bergen, New Jersey, (second child and second son).2
  • He was baptized on 30 March 1701 at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Bergen, (now Jersey City, Bergen Co., New Jersey); sponsors Tyme Jansen Valentyn, Susanna de Vouw.2
  • He married Elizabeth Ackerman, daughter of David Ackerman and Gerebreght Claese Romeyn, at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, on 11 October 1723 (both living at Aquackanonk).3
  • Also known as Abraham Hildrickse Brouwer (marr. rec.).4
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Maria Brouwer , daughter of Abraham Pietersz Brouwer and Lea Demarest, on 19 November 1721 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abram Uldricks Brouwer and Willemte Alberse, wife of Johannes Slodt).5
  • Abraham Brouwer was a member of the at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, in 1723 on confession of faith.1
  • He witnessed the baptism of Metje Brouwer , daughter of Uldrick Pietersz Brouwer and Adriantje Pieterse, on 11 August 1723 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abram Brouwers and Elisabeth Ackermans).6
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Esther Brouwer , daughter of Isaac Brouwer and Rachel Demarest, on 6 October 1723 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abram Huldrickse Brouwer, Mary DeMaree).7
  • Abraham Brouwer was a cartman at New York City, New York.8
  • He witnessed the baptism of John Allen , son of John Allen and Maria Ackerman, on 8 January 1727 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Elisabeth Akkerman).9
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the will of Jacob La Roe on 14 November 1728; Jeams Laroe of Bergen Co., yeoman. Names wife Wybregh. Children Hendrick, Samuel, Abraham, Jannecke, Mary, Ann and Margrit. Grandchildren: children of daughters Susanna and Angenietie, Elizabeth daughter of son Pieter. Real and personal estate. Executors: sons Hendrick, Samuel and Abraham. Wit.: Richard Edzall, Abram Brouwer, Elizabeth Brower. Proved 2 Sep 1730.10
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Abraham Ackerman , son of Johannes Ackerman and Jannetjen Losier, on 1 January 1731 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Hillegont Akkerman).11
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of David Slot , son of Johannes Slot and Christina Ackerman, on 3 January 1731 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Elisabeth Akkerman).11
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Abraham Brouwer , son of Uldrick Brouwer and Maria Van der Voort, on 29 August 1743 at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Bergen, (now Jersey City, Bergen Co., New Jersey), (sponsors Abraham Brouwer and Elizabeth Ackerman, h.w.).12
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Gerrit Brouwer , son of Hessel Brouwer and Lena Wessels, on 16 August 1747 at Reformed Dutch Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer and wife.).13
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Abraham Brouwer , son of Uldrick Brouwer and Nancy Campbell, on 7 October 1753 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abram Brouwer and wife).14
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Abraham Brouwer , son of Jan Brouwer and Rachel Braakelen, on 21 January 1755 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer and Elizabeth Ackerman).15
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Elizabeth Brouwer , daughter of Jacob Brouwer and Jannetje Van der Beek, on 18 August 1755 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abram Brouwer, Elisabeth his wife).15

Family: Elizabeth Ackerman b. 5 Mar 1704

Citations

  1. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S2007] "Baptisms in the Village of Bergen in New Jersey Beginning 1666", Yearbook of the Holland Society of New York Bergen Book (1913): page 49, no.357. Abraham; parents: Uldrick Brouwer, Hester de Vouw. Hereinafter cited as "HSYB, Bergen Book."
  3. [S1806] 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. [S2069] 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), Hackensack Church Marriage Records, p.478.. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Recs. NJ Archives v.XXII.
  5. [S1806] 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.129. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  6. [S1806] 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.
  7. [S1806] 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.137. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  8. [S1355] 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, "Abraham Brouwer was a New York City CARTMAN, according to the published Cartman book. He was born and raised in New Jersey, but yet his work was New York City based.". Hereinafter cited as "L. Martin e-mail 12-14-2006."
  9. [S1806] 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.151. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  10. [S2109] William Nelson, Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, Vol. XXIII, Calender of New Jersey Wills, Vol. I, 1670-1730 (Paterson, N.J.: The Press Printing and Publishing Co., 1901), page 283. Jeams Laroe. Hereinafter cited as NJ Wills v.1 1670-1730.
  11. [S1806] 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.159. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  12. [S2007] "Baptisms in the Village of Bergen in New Jersey Beginning 1666", Yearbook of the Holland Society of New York Bergen Book (1913): p.71, no.605. Hereinafter cited as "HSYB, Bergen Book."
  13. [S1806] 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.:198. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  14. [S1806] 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.:211. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  15. [S1806] 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.:214. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  16. [S1824] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Notes No. II", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 72, pages 332-337 (1941): 72:336. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Notes No. II."

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 7 April 1735, d. between 23 November 1788 and 1 November 1790
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 7 April 1735 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey; sponsors Joannes Slot, Rachel Akkerman, his wife.2
  • He married Cathrina Vonck at Schraalenburgh, Bergen Co., New Jersey, on 3 April 1763.3
  • Abraham Brouwer died between 23 November 1788 and 1 November 1790 at New Jersey.
  • Also known as Abraham Brewer.3
  • He witnessed the baptism of Rachel Brouwer , daughter of Jan Brouwer and Rachel Braakelen, on 19 November 1758 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Gerreberg Brouwer).4
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Elizabeth Demarest , daughter of David Demarest and Hester Brouwer, on 3 July 1763 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer and Catrina Vonck his wife).5
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Cathrina Brouwer , daughter of Jacob Brouwer and Jannetje Van der Beek, on 8 December 1765 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abram Brouwer and wife).6
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Abraham Demarest , son of David Demarest and Hester Brouwer, on 22 October 1769 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abram Brouwer and wife).7
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Maria Brouwer , daughter of Jacob Brouwer and Jannetje Van der Beek, on 30 May 1773 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abram Brouwer, Catrina Voonch, his wife).8
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Abraham Demarest , son of David Demarest and Hester Brouwer, on 1 January 1774 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer and Catrina Vonck his wife).9
  • On 10 Feb 1782, Abraham Brower filed an inventory of damages caused by adherents of the British in 1778 and 1779. Sworn before John Benson.10
  • His will was dated on 23 November 1788 proved 1 Nov 1790, called Abraham Brewer of New Barbadoes Twp., Bergen Co., New Jersey, yeoman. Real estate to be sold. Wife, Catharina, to have a comfortable support out of my estate. Sons, Peter and David, to have what my Executors see fit, when said sons are 21. Executors - wife, Catharina, Necoausy Brinkerhoff, Jacob Bogert and Peter Wilson. Witnesses - John Zabriski, Jr., Harmanus Huysen, Peter Demarest. Lib. 30, p. 250.11

Family: Cathrina Vonck b. b 1747

Citations

  1. [S526] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Corrections", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 69:172-179 (1938): p.173. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Corr., NYGBR 69 (1938)."
  2. [S1806] 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.169. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  3. [S2069] 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), Marriage Licenses, p.32. License dated 2 April 1763. Abraham Brewer of Bergen, Catey Fonck of Bergen.. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Recs. NJ Archives v.XXII.
  4. [S1806] 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.:217. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  5. [S1806] 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.:222. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  6. [S1806] 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.:226. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  7. [S1806] 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.:230. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  8. [S1806] 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.:235. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  9. [S1806] 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.:236. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  10. [S2447] Inventories of Damages by the British and Americans in New Jersey, 1776-1782, New Jersey State Archives, 225 W. State Street, Trenton, New Jersey, Vol.1 Damages by the British in Bergen County, 1.1 Franklin Township. Claim No. 27, Brower, Abraham.
  11. [S2345] Elmer T. Hutchinson, editor, Documents Relating to the Colonial, Revolutionary and Post Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey First Series Vol.36; Calender of New Jersey Wills, Administrations, Etc., Vol. 7, 1786-1790 (Trenton, New Jersey: MacCrellish & Quigley Co., Printers, 1941), page 29. Abraham Brewer. Hereinafter cited as NJ Wills v.7 1786-1790.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 1 April 1759, d. before 11 August 1784
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 1 April 1759 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey; sponsors Uldric Brouwer, Nentie, his wife.2
  • He probably died before 11 August 1784 as he is not named in his father's will.

Citations

  1. [S526] 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. [S1806] 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.:218. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. circa 1720
  • Abraham Brouwer was possibly born circa 1720.
  • "Possible son, Abraham may have had a son John who was on Alexander's lease. The 1789 will of an Abraham Brower, carpenter of NYC is at WN-YHS XIV:207." This statement is from Settlers of the Beekman Patent. I am not so sure, there are a lot of Brouwer families with descendants named Abraham.1

Citations

  1. [S507] 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, A possible son of Johannes Brouwer.. Hereinafter cited as Settlers of the Beekman Patent.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 3 July 1782
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 3 July 1782.2
  • He was baptized on 8 July 1782 at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York; sponsors Frans and Catharina Stoop.2

Citations

  1. [S515] 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. [S1590] 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), part 7, page 33. Abraham of Johs. Brower and Marritje de Wever. Hereinafter cited as RDC Albany.

Abraham Brouwer

b. 25 June 1783, d. before 1840
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 25 June 1783 at First Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York; sponsors Dirick Muller, Crisstinna Muller.1
  • He married Catherine Myers, daughter of John Myers and Mary, before 1812.2
  • Abraham Brouwer probably died before 1840 (when Catherine Brewer is found as a head of household on the U.S. census).
  • Also known as Abraham Brewer.2
  • He appeared on the census on 7 August 1820 at Duanesburg, Schenectady Co., New York, with a household of 3 males under 10, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-44, 1 female over 45. 1 person engaged in agriculture. Enumerated next to John Brewer.3
  • He appeared on the census in 1830 at Duanesburg, Schenectady Co., New York, with a household of 2 males 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 40-50, 2 females under 5, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 30-40, 1 female 60-70.4

Family: Catherine Myers b. bt 1790 - 1795

Citations

  1. [S1301] 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.238, no.5354. Hereinafter cited as Schenectady RDC Bapt. 1694-1811.
  2. [S1664] Christ Church (Duanesburgh, New York, Protestant Episcopla) Church Records, 1795-1883; FHL film #0017543 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1941), Microfilm of photostatic copy of original records at the New York State Library in Albany.
    Includes baptisms, 1795-1801, 1811-1883, marriages, 1799-1800, 1812, 1818-1881, burials, 1817-1883, and communicants, 1835-1842, 1859-1882. Hereinafter cited as Christ Church, Duanesburgh, NY.
  3. [S136] Ancestry.com, 1820 United States Federal Census., Digital image of original census records (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2003), Federal Census, Abraham Brewer. Census Place: Duanesburg, Schenectady, New York; Page: 146; NARA Roll: M33_65; Image: 155. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Census.
  4. [S389] Ancestry.com, 1830 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2003), Federal census, NARA Ser. M19, Roll 116, page 239, FHL film #0017176. Hereinafter cited as 1830 US Census.
  5. [S2883] Arthur C.M. Kelly, New York Births & Baptisms III, Schoharie and Mohawk Valleys, New York State, 1694-1900., CD-ROM (Rhinebeck, New York: Kinship), New York Births & Baptisms Schoharie and Mohawk Valleys, Records of Christ Episcopal Church, Duanesburgh (1776-1882). Mary Ann; parents: Abraham Brewer, Catherine Myers. Hereinafter cited as New York Births & Baptisms III.
  6. [S6143] Susan Brewer, "Brewer Genealogy," e-mail message from Susan Brewer to Chris Chester, E-mail of Dec. 15, 2014. "Abram Brewer Family Notes," p. 5. Hereinafter cited as "Brewer Genealogy."
  7. [S6139] Susan Brewer, "Pedigree, Brewer DNA Project Kit #386956," e-mail message from Susan Brewer to Chris Chester, File received from author, December 2014. Hereinafter cited as "Pedigree, Brewer DNA Project Kit #386956."
  8. [S2883] Arthur C.M. Kelly, New York Births & Baptisms III, Schoharie and Mohawk Valleys, New York State, 1694-1900., CD-ROM (Rhinebeck, New York: Kinship), New York Births & Baptisms Schoharie and Mohawk Valleys, Records of Christ Episcopal Church, Duanesburgh (1776-1882). Christian; parents: Abraham Brewer, Catherine Myers. Hereinafter cited as New York Births & Baptisms III.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 1 February 1774
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 1 February 1774 probably in the vicinity of Half Moon which is in present day Saratoga County, New York.2
  • He was baptized in 1774 at Dutch Reformed Church, Schaghticoke, (now Rensselaer Co.), New York; (no date or sponsors recorded).2
  • Possibly named Abraham Brewer.3
  • Surname is also spelled Brower.
  • In October 1798 A William Brewer and an Abraham Brewer were each assessed in Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., New York. William Brewer for 114 acres, Lot no. 33 in Beekman's Patent, 1 logg house ($17) for $522. Abraham Brewer, 40 acres, adjoining Isaac Allen, 1 logg house ($16), for $250.3

Citations

  1. [S448] 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. [S448] William Burt Cook, "Schaghticoke Dutch Reformed Church Records", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vols. 59-64 (1928-1933): 60:360 (Oct 1929): "869; Jeremia Brower, Marget Hegger (Hidickie); Abraham, ge Febru 1 (1774); [see 666]". Hereinafter cited as "Schaghticoke DRC, NYGBR 59-64."
  3. [S2945] David Kendall Martin, "A 1798 United States Assessment List for Northern New York State", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol. 113 (1982): 113:99-100. Description: Particular list or description of all lands lots buildings and wharves owned possessed or occupied on the first day of October 1798 in the Town of Plattsburgh being within the Seventh Assessment District in the Sixth Division in the State of New York, excepting only such dwelling houses as with the outhouses apurtenant there to and the lots on which they are erected not exceding two acres in any case are above the value of one hundred dollars. Hereinafter cited as "1798 U.S. Assessment List."

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 26 July 1743
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 26 July 1743.2
  • He was baptized on 29 August 1743 at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Bergen, (now Jersey City, Bergen Co., New Jersey); sponsors Abraham Brouwer and Elizabeth Ackerman, h.w.2

Citations

  1. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S2007] "Baptisms in the Village of Bergen in New Jersey Beginning 1666", Yearbook of the Holland Society of New York Bergen Book (1913): p.71, no.605. Hereinafter cited as "HSYB, Bergen Book."

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 23 September 1729
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 23 September 1729.1
  • He was baptized on 12 October 1729 at Tappan Reformed Church, Tappan, New York; sponsors Petrus Brouwer and Lea Brouwer.1
  • He married Bergje.2
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Samuel Drake , son of Samuel Drake and Elizabeth Koning, on 12 October 1762 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Bergje Brouwer, z.h.v.).3
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Abraham Brouwer , son of Jacob Brouwer and Margarita Vreeland, on 4 September 1763 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Bergje Brouwer z.h.v.).4
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Isaac Hutton , son of George Hutton and Maria Fyl, on 20 July 1766 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Bregje Brouwer, z.h.v.).5
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Lena Brouwer , daughter of Daniel Brouwer and Annatje Huygh, on 16 August 1772 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Maria Brouwer, j.d.).6

Citations

  1. [S1828] 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.
  2. [S506] 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): 23:199. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  3. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 28:221.
  4. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 28:227.
  5. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 29:77.
  6. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 29:202.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 28 October 1735, d. May 1816
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 28 October 1735.2
  • He was baptized on 30 November 1735 at Tappan Reformed Church, Tappan, New York; sponsors Samuel Brouwer and Maria his wife.2
  • He married first at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 23 November 1761 Gerreberg Brouwer, daughter of Abraham Brouwer and Elizabeth Ackerman, (banns 23 Nov 1761) "Abraham Brouwer & Gharaback Brouwer."3
  • Abraham Brouwer married second at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 27 November 1771 Neeltje Duryea, daughter of Johannes Duryea and Antje Voorhees, (banns 26 Nov 1771) "Abrahm Brower & Nelly Durjee."4
  • Abraham Brouwer died in May 1816 at New York City, New York; age 81.1
  • Surname is also spelled Brower.4
  • He witnessed the baptism of Annatje Popplesdorf , daughter of Willem Popplesdorf and Elisabet Walter, on 15 May 1760 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Elizabeth Popplesdorf, h.v.v. Jan Jobwain).5
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Simon Ackerman , son of Nicholas Ackerman and Maria Demarest, on 14 January 1764 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Gerbregt Brouwer, z.h.v.).6
  • Abraham Brouwer was a member of the at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 25 May 1767.7
  • He witnessed the baptism of Abraham Brouwer Loosje , son of Jan Loosje and Maria Brouwer, on 2 July 1769 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Gerebrech Brouwer, z.h.v.).8
  • Abraham Brouwer resided at Third Ward, New York City, New York; He had a blacksmith shop, a coach maker's shop, and other properties on Partition Street and on Dey Street.9
  • He witnessed the baptism of Abraham Brouwer , son of John Brouwer and Catherine Duryea, on 4 April 1784 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Ellenor Brouwer [his mother's name recorded as "Cornelia Dunsea"].).10
  • His will was dated on 3 October 1815 proved 10 Jun 1816. Abraham Brower of New York City, blacksmith, being of sound and disposing mind and understanding. Just debts and funeral expenses to be paid. To son John D. Brower, his heirs and assigns, that lot of ground and livery stable now occupied by John Curtis, distinguished on a certain map by lot no. 66 on the southerly side of Partition Street in the Third Ward of New York City containing in breadth in front and rear each, twenty-five feet, and in length on each side, 77 feet. Also to son John D. Brower that other lot and blacksmith shop occupied by him, lot no. 67 on the southerly side of Partition Street in the Third Ward, adjoining on the west side of the above mentioned lot. To wife Nelly Brower, $100, payable within 40 days of my decease, also, as long as she remains my widow, that lot of ground and brick coach and 220 chair house, lot 68 on the southerly side of Partition Street in the Third Ward. Upon her death or remarriage said lot to my son Jacob V. Brower, his heirs and assigns. Also to said wife, Nelly Brower, that dwelling house and lot no. 69 on the southerly side of Partition Street in the Third Ward and upon her death or remarriage to my daughter Hannah Brower. To wife, Nelly Brower, lot and dwelling house now occupied by John Curtis, no. 3 on the southerly side of Partition Street adjoining on the westerly side the coach makers shop occupied by my son James Brower and on the easterly side and adjoining to the house lot of Andrew Hopper, and after her death or remarriage to my son Richard Brower, his heirs and assigns. To said wife, Nelly Brower, lot and dwelling house and stable now occupied by Robert Dawson, lot no. 7 on the southerly side of Dey Street in the Third Ward of New York City, and after her death or remarriage to my son Jacob V. Brower, son Richard Brower, and daughter Hannah Brower. My wife is directed to apply the rents from said properties for her maintanence and that of my daughter Hannah Brower. To said son James Brower, lot and coach makers shop now occupied by him, no. 70 on the southerly side of Partition Street. Also to son James Brower, lot and dwelling house no. 41 on the northerly side of Dey Street, and James to pay off the mortgage of $1250. After death of son james, said two lots to sons Jacob V. Brower and Richard Brower. To son Abraham Brower, $50, and release him of all monies he now owes me, and that is all I intend for him to have from my estate. Sons John D. Brower, Jacob V. Brower and Richard Brower appointed as executors. Wit.: Robert Dawson, John Curtis, Benj. Ferris. (Included is a hand drawn map of the streets mentioned with location of the properties mentioned. Partition and Dey Streets are parrellel to each other and intersect Broadway). Proved by Benjamin Ferris of New York City, councilor at law, and John Curtis of New York City, livery stable keeper.9

Family 1: Gerreberg Brouwer b. 12 Aug 1744, d. b 1771

Family 2: Neeltje Duryea b. 10 Nov 1751, d. 22 Jul 1832

Citations

  1. [S1824] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Notes No. II", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 72, pages 332-337 (1941): 72:336. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Notes No. II."
  2. [S1828] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.40, no.837. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  3. [S1543] 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.208. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, RDC NA/NY.
  4. [S1543] 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.237. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, RDC NA/NY.
  5. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 28:139.
  6. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 28:230.
  7. [S1692] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York - Church Members List", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.59,60,61,62 (1928,1929,1930,1931): 61:271. Hereinafter cited as "Members RDC NY/NA, NYGBR."
  8. [S4309] Tobias Alexander Wright, editor, Baptisms from 1731 to 1800 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York, Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Vol. 3 (New York: Printed for the Society, 1902), page 311. Abm Brouwer; parents: John Losie, Maria Brouwer; witnesses: Abraham Brouwer, Gerebrech Brouwer, z.h.v.. Hereinafter cited as Baptisms RDC New York (1731-1800).
  9. [S3882] New York Surrogate's Couty (New York County), Wills Vol. 53, 1815-1817; FHL film #0874537 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971, 1982-1983), Microfilm of original records in the Surrogate's Court, New York, New York, page 191. Hereinafter cited as NY Co. Wills v.53 1815-1817.
  10. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 30:93.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. circa 1745, d. July 1828
  • Abraham Brouwer was born circa 1745 at New Jersey (no baptism record found, probably the eldest son).
  • He married Sarah Van Orden circa 1769.2
  • Abraham Brouwer married second at Mercer Co., Kentucky, on 6 June 1817 Mary Wells.3
  • Abraham Brouwer died in July 1828 at Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Kentucky.
  • Also known as Abraham Brewer.4
  • Also known as Abraham Brower.
  • In 1774 An Abraham Brewer is found a list of tithables (adult males over the age of 21) in Berkeley County, Virginia. He is on William Magaw's list which covers the district described as "from the mouth of Opeckon up Potomack to Watkins' Ferry thence up Watkins' Ferry Road to Beeson's Mill thence down Tuscarora to Opeckon and thence to the beginning." He is listed with 1 tithable (himself) and is recorded between John Jack and John Paul (likely his two closest neighbors).5
  • Served as a private during the Revolutionary War from Pennsylvania.6
  • He was made an executor of the will of Daniel Brouwer on 15 January 1791; Daniel Brower of the County of Mercer and District of Kentucky being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory calling to mind that it is ordained for all men once to die do make this my last will and Testament as follows, viz, I give and bequeath my eldest son Abraham Brower my Bible and a cow, to him and his heirs forever-- Item, I give and bequeath my son Daniel Brower my long gun to him and his Heirs forever-- It is further my will that the remainder of my Estate both real and personal as well as my lands in Pennsylvania as my personal estate in Kentucky and Pennsylvania be sold to the highest bidders by my executors hereafter to be named and the money arising therefrom to be divided as followeth (viz) To my daughter Leah Stagg wife of James Stagg one eighth part to her and her heirs forever-- To my daughter Susannah Demaree wife of Samuel Demaree one eighth part toher and her heirs forever-- To my son Abraham Brower one Eight part to him and his heirs forever-- To my daughter Rachel Commingo wife of Henry Commingo one eight part to her and her heirs forever-- To my daughter Mary Demaree wife of Samuel Demaree Junior one Eight part to her and her Heirs forever-- To my son John Brower one eight part to him and his heirs forever-- To my daughter Phebe Demaree wife of Cornelius Demaree one eight part to her and her heirs forever. To my son Daniel Brower one eight part to him and his heirs forever. It is also my Will that my wearing Cloaths be considered as excepted above and that my executors divide them equally between my sons Abraham Brower, John Brower and Daniel Brower to them and their heirs forever. It is also my will that my two sons Abraham Brower and John Brower and Samuel Demaree Senior do execute this my last will and testament in testimony whereof I do here unto set my hand and affix my seal this fifteenth day of January one thousand Seven Hundred and ninety one. Signed by Daniel Brower. Witnesses: Peter Demaree, Frances Montfort, John Demaree. Proved 22 Feb 1791, Mercer County courthouse. (Will Book 1, pp. 49-50).7,8,9
  • Abraham Brouwer was named in his father's will dated on 15 January 1791 described as eldest son, made an executor.10
  • On 12 September 1809 Abraham Brewer and Sarah, his wife, of Mercer County, Kentucky, deeded land on Salt River to John Curry. (Deed Book 7, page 222).11
  • He appeared on the census on 7 August 1820 at Mercer Co., Kentucky, with a household of 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 26-44, 1 male over 45, 2 females 10-15, 1 female over 45, 4 persons engaged in agriculture, 1 female slave under 14.12
  • His will was dated on 16 September 1825 at Mercer Co., Kentucky, (Will Book 9, page 137). Abraham Brewer of Mercer County State of Kentucky being in health of body and of sound mind and memory and understanding on the sixteenth day of September but knowing the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die I do therefore ordain this my last will and Testament as follows, first that after my decease my body be decently buried and my funeral charges and just debts be discharged. Item, it is my will that my sons and daughters that I had by my first wife shall each have one dollar out of my estate as I have given them their portion before to wit, Daniel Brewer, Mary Vanarsdall, John Brewer, Abraham Brewer and Sarah Witnaght. Item it is my will that my oldest son by my second wife by the name of David Brewer shall have the lot of land lying in the Indiana state near Isaac Smock of eighty acres and an obligation of fifty dollars I have against my son in law Cornelius Vanarsdall as his portion. Item it is my will that my two daughters by my second wife Elizabeth and Rachel shall have the lot of land I now live on of one hundred and forty acres laying in the waters of Chaplin for their portion. Item, is my will that my wife Polly shall have one horse creter and two cows and all the household furniture and to continue on the farm I now occupy in full possession as long as she remains my widow for her portion and lastly I do hereby ordain my son Abraham Brewer as my only Executor of this my last will and Testament revoking and disannuling all other wills and Testaments by me heretofore made and holding this as my last as witness my hand and seal the day and year above written. Signed Abraham Brewer. Witnesses: Cornelius Willham, Wm. Springgate, Cornelius S. Vanarsdall.13,14
  • Inventory of estate taken on 4 August 1828 taken by Jesse Dunn, Abraham Whitneck and Francis Kirby.10
  • "In 1795 he deeded some land to the Low Dutch Reformed Church, Salt River, Mercer Co., Kentucky. On 13 Aug 1795, he signed a petition, with many others, for a minister for a church to be built. This petition stated, among other things, that there was a number of children in the colony which should be baptised, etc. The Old Mud Meeting House was built in 1880, and was, in 1923, standing about 2 1/2 miles from Harrodsburg."15
  • Some descendants of Abraham Brewer are outlined and briefly discussed in a privately published book titled Three Hundred Years in America, by Bertha C. Spencer (1942). It was reprinted, with additions, by Sharon R. Brewer Dodge in 1988. Much of the research for the book was the efforts of Sarah Marshall Buchanan of Indianapolis, a great granddaughter of Mary Brewer and Daniel DeMotte.16
  • One (undocumented) source states that Abraham Brewer, son of Daniel Brouwer and Maritje Koning, and of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, was the Abraham Brouwer who married Sarah Truax. Yet another (undocumented) source claims Jacob Brouwer and Jannetje Vanderbeek as Abraham's parents. Neither claim is probable.17,18

Family 1: Sarah Van Orden b. b 1750, d. b Jun 1817

Family 2: Mary Wells b. b 1775

Citations

  1. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S2210] A. Van Dorn Honeyman, "The Conewago Colony-Baptisms 1769-1793", Somerset County Historical Quarterly Vols. 4, 5 (1915, 1916): 4:272. Baptism record of son, David, 1775. Hereinafter cited as "Conewago Bapt., SCHQ 4-5 (1915-16)."
  3. [S3220] Mrs. Harry Kennett McAdams, compiler, Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records, Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds and Marriages from Court Houses and Records of Old Bibles, Churches, Graveyards and Cemeteries Copied by American War Mothers, Genealogical Material Collected from Authentic Sources (Lexington, Kentucky: The Keystone Printery, 1929), Mercer County, Kentucky Marriage records from 1800 to 1870, page 141 "Abraham Brewer - Mary Wells". Hereinafter cited as Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records.
  4. [S2308] 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. 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. p.19. Hereinafter cited as Three Hundred Years in America.
  5. [S4388] William H. Rice, editor, The 1774 List of Tithables and Wheel Carriages in Berkeley County, Virginia (Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company, 2006), page 39. Hereinafter cited as 1774 List of Tithables in Berkeley Co., Va.
  6. [S274] 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.
  7. [S1824] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Notes No. II", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 72, pages 332-337 (1941): 72:332. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Notes No. II."
  8. [S3220] Mrs. Harry Kennett McAdams, compiler, Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records, Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds and Marriages from Court Houses and Records of Old Bibles, Churches, Graveyards and Cemeteries Copied by American War Mothers, Genealogical Material Collected from Authentic Sources (Lexington, Kentucky: The Keystone Printery, 1929), page 64. Will Book 1, page 49. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records.
  9. [S4394] 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, WIL BB-226, Wills of Daniel Brower and Abraham Brewer (Harrodsburg, KY). Transcript of will found at Maryland State Society D.A.R. (1957-58) Vol. 30, pages 180-182, from Will Books in the Court House at Harrodsburg. (Also BB-386, another photocopy). Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  10. [S4394] 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, WIL BB-226, Wills of Daniel Brower and Abraham Brewer (Harrodsburg, KY). Transcript of will found at Maryland State Society D.A.R. (1957-58) Vol. 30, pages 180-182, from Will Books in the Court House at Harrodsburg. Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  11. [S4394] 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, WIL BB-226, Wills of Daniel Brower and Abraham Brewer (Harrodsburg, KY). Transcript of will found at Maryland State Society D.A.R. (1957-58) Vol. 30, pages 180-182. Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  12. [S136] Ancestry.com, 1820 United States Federal Census., Digital image of original census records (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2003), Federal Census, NARA Ser. M33, Roll 26, page 87, image 97. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Census.
  13. [S3326] William B. Bogardus Collection of Brouwer, Brower and Brewer Family Material and Correspondence, Box 5, BIB BB-300, Bible Records - Brewer. Published in Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, May 1985, pp.394-395. Copies and abstracts, not original records.. Wills: Abraham Brewer. Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  14. [S4394] 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, WIL BB-226, Wills of Daniel Brower and Abraham Brewer (Harrodsburg, KY). Transcript of will found at Maryland State Society D.A.R. (1957-58) Vol. 30, pages 180-182, from Will Books in the Court House at Harrodsburg. (Also see WIL BB-456, typed transcript, notorized). Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  15. [S2308] 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. 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. p.20. Note: The Old Mud Meeting House still stands today, 2009 http://homepage.mac.com/carolynleonard/Dutch_Cousins/…. Hereinafter cited as Three Hundred Years in America.
  16. [S2308] 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. 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.. Hereinafter cited as Three Hundred Years in America.
  17. [S2308] 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. 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. p.20. Hereinafter cited as Three Hundred Years in America.
  18. [S2583] Trevor Kirkpatrick,"Holy Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Woodland Drive, Middletown, Monmouth County, NJ (Palmer & Wood Cemetery, Old Truax Burying Ground)", online http://distantcousin.com/Cemetery/NJ/Monmouth/Misc/…. "The Palmer and Wood Cemetery, now called the Old Truax Burying Ground, is located off Leroy Place on a bluff overlooking the Waecknack Creek on the west side of the town of Keansburg. The original purchase of the Truax Estate occurred on May 1, 1688 when Jacob Truax, sr. of Middletown Township purchased 100 acres of farmland and salt meadow from John Wilson of Waycake. Middletown Township, a blacksmith and farmer who owned a large portion of Waycake (Keansburg) in the north part of Middletown Township and a relative of Jacob's wife Sarah (Wilson) Truax." Claims Jacob Brouwer and Jannetje Vanderbeek as Abraham's parents. Hereinafter cited as Old Truax Burying Ground.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 19 July 1767, d. between 6 August 1816 and 15 February 1820
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 19 July 1767 at Paramus Reformed Dutch Church, Bergen Co., New Jersey; sponsors Abram and Saartje Rutan.2
  • Abraham Brouwer was probably the Abraham Brouwer who married Elizabeth Hopper on 11 January 1798 at Reformed Dutch Church, S. Schraalenburgh, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (no record of children).3
  • Abraham Brouwer was probably the Abraham Brouwer who married Letty Westervelt on 29 December 1810 at Reformed Dutch Church, Schraalenburgh, Bergen Co., New Jersey.3,4
  • Abraham Brouwer died between 6 August 1816 and 15 February 1820 at Bergen Co., New Jersey.
  • His will was dated on 6 August 1816 proved 15 Feb 1820. Leaves entire estate to wife Letty and her heirs. Appoints as executors, wife Lettie Brower and Albert A. Westervelt (Bergen Co. Wills B:245).3

Citations

  1. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S2099] 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.6. Hereinafter cited as Paramus RDC Baptisms.
  3. [S2908] Maria Jean Pratt Hopper, The Hopper Family Genealogy, Descendants of Andries Willemszen Hoppe(n) of New Amsterdam 1651-1658, The First Six Generations (Montvale, N.J.: M.J.P. Hopper, 2005), page 88, no. 270. Hereinafter cited as Hopper Family Genealogy.
  4. [S3828] 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.

Abraham Brouwer1,2

b. 19 March 1746, d. 1 February 1832
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 19 March 1746 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Abraham Brouwer and Aasje Van Gelder, z.h.v.3
  • He married first circa 1766 Annatje Richard.4
  • Abraham Brouwer married second at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 5 November 1771 Rachel Sebring, daughter of Barent Sebring and Susanna Roome, (banns 4 Nov 1771) "Abrahm Brower & Rachel Seabring."5
  • Abraham Brouwer died on 1 February 1832; "aged 86." (New York Evening Post).1
  • Surname is also spelled Brower.5
  • He witnessed the baptism of Abraham Brouwer , son of Jacob Brouwer and Elizabeth Turk, on 9 May 1773 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Rachel Sebring, z.h.v.).6
  • Abraham is named in, and made an executor of his father's will dated 23 Oct 1781.7,8
  • Abraham Brouwer was made an executor of the will of Barent Sebring on 3 April 1787; proved 19 Jul 1798. Barent Sebring of New York, blacksmith. To wife Susannah, the dwelling house and lot wherein I now live, situated in John Street, New York, in the north ward of New York City, together with all my other real estate, during her natural life. After the decease of my wife, me estate to be sold by my executors. In case my wife should die before my youngest child hath attained lawful age then the sale of my real estate shall be postponed until my youngest child shall have attained his lawful age or shall die. Immediately after the decease of my wife, I bequeath to my eldest son Cornelius Sebring, £30; to my son Peter Sebring, £30; to my two daughters, Hester and Sarah, to each respectively, £20; to be paid to my children before any division of my estate shall be made. All the residue of my estate, real and personal, not herein given or bequeathed, to be divided equally among my children, Cornelius, Peter, Rachel, Susannah, Mary, Hester and Sarah. If any of my children should happen to die before attaining lawful age and without any lawful issue, the share of the one so dying shall be equally divided among the survivors. I appoint my wife Susannah, my sons Cornelius and Peter, and my son-in-law Abraham Brower, executors. Wit.: John Wood, Ahars Turk, Peter Masterton.9
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Abraham Brouwer , son of Jacob Brouwer and Eliza Grant, on 5 October 1794 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Abraham Brower, Rachel his wife).10
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Rachel Brouwer , daughter of Jacob Brouwer and Eliza Grant, on 26 February 1796 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Abraham Brower, Rachel his wife).11
  • His will was dated on 17 November 1826 Abraham Brouwer of the City of New York, being in good health and sound mind. Appoint my son Barret S. Brouwer, son-in-law James Smith, and Peter Sebring, all of the City of New York, as executors and trustees. Bequeath to them the survivors and survivors of them and their heirs of such survivor all my real and personal estate. First: pay all debts and funeral expenses. Second: Balance or surplus of personal estate to be divided among my five children, Jacob, Susan, Barret, Mary, and Rachel. Third: To son Jacob, the option to purchase in simple fee my farm in West Chester County at any time within one year after my decease. Fourth: If my son Jacob should buy the farm, proceeds are to be divided among my five children. Fifth: And as much as I hold certain estate in common with James Anderson it is my will that whatever the same shall be sold that my executors shall pay and divide whatever value of my share of the house No. 120 Broadway now occupied by Francis Guewin to and among my five children. Sixth: Should my daughter Susan depart this life before her husband or my son Barret depart this life before his wife, then in trust upon the first event to pay from the share of my said daughter $200 to her husband in each and every year during his natural life and upon the happening of the second event then to pay from the share of my son Barret $250 to his wife in each and every year of her widowhood.
    Josiah Wilson, the husband of my daughter Mary, shall in no case have any interest in or control over my estate or any part thereof.
    Witnesses: Abel T. Anderson, Jacob I. Roome, Geo. C. Thornburn.
    Codicil dated 19 Mar 1830: states that Josiah Wilson is now deceased, and daughter Mary is to be treated in the same manner as all other children.
    Proved 1 Mar 1832 by Susan Smith, Abel T. Anderson, Jacob Roome, Geo. C. Thornburn.12

Family 1: Annatje Richard b. bt 1740 - 1750, d. b 1771

Family 2: Rachel Sebring b. 18 Nov 1747, d. 16 Feb 1826

Citations

  1. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S1314] P.R. Warner, Descendants of Peter Willemse Roome (New York: n.pub., 1883), p.160. Hereinafter cited as Des. of Peter Willemse Roome.
  3. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 25:69.
  4. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 29:83.
  5. [S1543] 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.237. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, RDC NA/NY.
  6. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 29:207.
  7. [S1558] Jacob Brouwer will (23 Oct 1781), New York Co. Surrogate's Court Vol. 36, pp.336-339, New York Co. Surrogate's Court, New York City, New York. Hereinafter cited as NY Wills 36:366-369.
  8. [S3063] New York Historical Society Abstracts of Wills on file in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York, Vol. 12 (Jun 17, 1782 - Sept 11, 1784) (New York: Printed for the Society, 1903), page 230. Jacob Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as Abs. NY Co. Wills v. 12.
  9. [S3215] New York (County) Surrogate's Court Abstract of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York (Vol. XV, Feb 15, 1796-Jan 14, 1801), Collections of the New York Historical Society (New York: Printed for the Society, 1907), page 99-100. Barent Sebring, New York, blacksmith. Hereinafter cited as Abs. NY Co. Wills v. 15.
  10. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 31:150.
  11. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 31:160.
  12. [S3889] New York. Surrogate's Court (New York County), Wills Vol. 68, 1831; FHL film #0874552 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971, 1982-1983), Microfilm of original records in the Surrogate's Court, New York, New York, page 334. Hereinafter cited as NY Wills v.68 1831.

Abraham Brouwer1,2

b. 25 August 1794, d. 18 January 1795
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 25 August 1794 at New York City, New York.1
  • He was baptized on 5 October 1794 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Abraham Brower, Rachel his wife.1
  • He died on 18 January 1795.2
  • Also known as Abraham Brower.1

Citations

  1. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 31:150.
  2. [S1314] P.R. Warner, Descendants of Peter Willemse Roome (New York: n.pub., 1883), p.161. Hereinafter cited as Des. of Peter Willemse Roome.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 27 September 1809, d. 18 December 1867
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 27 September 1809 at New York.1
  • He married Sarah Clark, daughter of Henry Clark and Rachel Forster, on 22 September 1830.2
  • Abraham Brouwer died on 18 December 1867.3
  • He was buried at Palmer Cemetery, Pleasantville, Westchester Co., New York.4,5
  • Also known as Abraham Brower.6
  • He appeared on the census on 19 August 1850 at Ward 16, New York City, New York Co., New York, Abraham Brower, age 41, born in New York. A carman. In the household are his wife Sarah, and children Sarah, Jacob, William B., Henry Clay, Adelia, Rachel, and Julia P. Also Sarah Foster, age 60.6

Family: Sarah Clark b. 17 Feb 1813, d. 15 May 1858

Citations

  1. [S1314] P.R. Warner, Descendants of Peter Willemse Roome (New York: n.pub., 1883), p.161. Hereinafter cited as Des. of Peter Willemse Roome.
  2. [S1314] P.R. Warner, Descendants of Peter Willemse Roome (New York: n.pub., 1883), p.161, 162. Hereinafter cited as Des. of Peter Willemse Roome.
  3. [S1314] P.R. Warner, Descendants of Peter Willemse Roome (New York: n.pub., 1883), p.162. Hereinafter cited as Des. of Peter Willemse Roome.
  4. [S1005] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com. , Retrieved October 2009. "Abraham Brouwer," New York, search using "Brouwer." Record added August 9, 2007. "Husband of Sarah Brower." Includes a photo of the grave monument for the family. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  5. [S5331] William B. Bogardus Collection of Brouwer, Brower and Brewer Family Material and Correspondence, Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio, Box 5, CEM PP-38, Inscriptions from Methodist Cemetery at Pleasantville, Westchester Co., New York. "Copied Dec. 1907" (by whom and location of source not stated). . Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  6. [S209] Ronald V. Jackson and Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1850 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1999), Federal census, Ser. M432, Roll 553, page 265B, image 536. Abraham Brower household. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Census.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 31 January 1842, d. 8 February 1843
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 31 January 1842 at New York.1
  • He died on 8 February 1843.1
  • He was buried at Methodist Cemetery, Pleasantville, Westchester Co., New York.2

Citations

  1. [S1314] P.R. Warner, Descendants of Peter Willemse Roome (New York: n.pub., 1883), p.162. Hereinafter cited as Des. of Peter Willemse Roome.
  2. [S5331] William B. Bogardus Collection of Brouwer, Brower and Brewer Family Material and Correspondence, Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio, Box 5, CEM PP-38, Inscriptions from Methodist Cemetery at Pleasantville, Westchester Co., New York. "Copied Dec. 1907" (by whom and location of source not stated). . Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 9 December 1764
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 9 December 1764 at Dutch Reformed Church, Flatlands, Long Island, New York; sponsors Abraham Brouwer and his wife Maria Losee.2

Citations

  1. [S1320] Lilly Martin, "Jurrie Brouwer," e-mail message from Martin, Lillyto Chris Chester, Karen Sims, William Bogardus, Richard Brewer and Perry Brewer, 9 Nov 2006, "Baptisms of the RDC Flatlands, Long Island, 1764-1769.
    page 173- Abraham Brouwer baptised Dec 9, 1764; son of Jurrie Brouwer and Maria TEDEMON,; witnesses: Abraham Brouwer and wife Maria LOSEE. I went thru all the years, and could not find any other baptism for this couple.". Hereinafter cited as "L. Martin, e-mail re: Jurrie Brouwer."
  2. [S2119] Peter Divine,"Baptismal Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Flatlands, Long Island, New York", online http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/nn/church/…. Transcribed July, 2001, from FHL film #0017637. Original translation and transcription by Dingman Versteeg. p.173 of original. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatlands Baptisms, online.

Abraham Brouwer1,2

b. 4 August 1734
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 4 August 1734 at North Branch Reformed Dutch Church, Readington, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey; witness Elizabeth Titsoort.1

Family:

Citations

  1. [S1323] "Readington Church Baptisms From 1720", Somerset County Historical Quarterly vol.4 (1915): p.215. Hereinafter cited as "Readington Ch. Bpt. (SCHQ)."
  2. [S1702] "Jan Brouwer of Flatlands and Descendants", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.138, pp.250-260 (2007): 138:258. Hereinafter cited as "Jan Brouwer."

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 7 October 1753, d. 8 August 1806
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 7 October 1753 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey; sponsors Abram Brouwer and wife.2
  • He married Rebecca Stevens, daughter of Hendrick Stephens and Janneke Nagel, on 1 November 1782.1,3
  • Abraham Brouwer died on 8 August 1806.3
  • He was buried at Brower Family Plot, New City, Rockland Co., New York.4
  • Also known as Abraham Brower.3
  • He was a Revolutionary War soldier. He served as a private in March 1776, for three months, enlisting at Clarkstown under Capt. Gilbert Cooper, and was sent to New York where he was stationed at Bunker Hill. He continued to serve for periods in 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, through to Nov. 1781.5,4
  • He lived at Clarkstown, New York.3
  • He witnessed the baptism of Abraham Brouwer Stevensen , son of Stephen H. Stephens and Jennie Brouwer, on 27 June 1790 at Reformed Dutch Church, Clarkstown, Rockland Co., New York, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Rebecca Brouwer).6
  • Clarkstown was created in 1791 and was then within Orange County. It is now within Rockland County, New York, which was set off from Orange County in 1798.
  • Abraham Brouwer appeared on the census in 1800 at Clarkstown, Rockland Co., New York, as Abrm Brower with a family of 2 males under 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 2 males 45+, 1 female under 10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 45+.7
  • He witnessed the baptism of Abbie De Clark , daughter of Moses De Clark and Nensje Brouwer, on 24 July 1803 at Reformed Dutch Church, Clarkstown, Rockland Co., New York, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Rebecca Brouwer).8

Family: Rebecca Stevens b. 7 Feb 1761, d. bt 14 May 1849 - Aug 1850

Citations

  1. [S1342] 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. [S1806] 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.:211. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  3. [S5058] Abraham Brower file; W17352; NARA Ser. M805; Roll 125 (www.heritagequestonline.com: Heritage Quest). http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…,_abraham_and_rebecca__rev._war_pension_file.pdf.
  4. [S5353] William B. Bogardus Collection of Brouwer, Brower and Brewer Family Material and Correspondence, Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio, Box 5, CEM SS-103, Revolutionary War Soldiers - Rockland County, N. Y.. Citing D.A.R. Shatemuc Chapter, Spring Valley, New York, 1976. . Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  5. [S5058] Abraham Brower file; W17352; NARA Ser. M805; Roll 125 (www.heritagequestonline.com: Heritage Quest), http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…,_abraham_and_rebecca__rev._war_pension_file.pdf. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…,_abraham_and_rebecca__rev._war_pension_file.pdf.
  6. [S2760] 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.
  7. [S202] MyFamily.com, 1800 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, 2003), Federal Census, Roll 25, p.1015, image 223. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Census.
  8. [S4209] Gertrude A. Barber, Reformed Dutch Church Clarkstown, Rockland County, New York (New York: Author, typescript, 1927), page 22. Abbe; parents: Moses De Clark, Nancy Brower. Hereinafter cited as RDC Clarkstown, NY.
  9. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  10. [S1327] Pension and Land-Bounty-Warrant Application Files: Revolutionary War, by HeritageQuest Online; Revolutionary War; Heritage Quest, unknown repository address. Online http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/…; Record Group 15 of the Veteran Administration; Printout dated 2006, Ser. M805, Roll 125, image 632, file W17352, Abraham Brower, Rebecca, seven pages.
  11. [S4209] Gertrude A. Barber, Reformed Dutch Church Clarkstown, Rockland County, New York (New York: Author, typescript, 1927), page 9. Jacob; parents: Abraham Brouwer, Rebeka Stevense. Hereinafter cited as RDC Clarkstown, NY.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 19 July 1767, d. before October 1771
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 19 July 1767 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Albertus (error for Abraham?) Van de Water, Elizabeth Skilman z.h.v.2
  • He died before October 1771.

Citations

  1. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 29:83.

Abraham Brouwer

b. 10 May 1785
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 10 May 1785.1
  • He was baptized on 19 June 1785 at Dutch Reformed Church, Claverack, Columbia Co., New York; sponsors Abraham Brewer, Maritje Ellsworth.2
  • He married Mary circa 1804.1
  • Also known as Abraham Brewer.2
  • Abraham Brouwer served during at War of 1812. Enlisting 8 September 1814, discharged 9 December 1814. Served in Capt. A. L. Fonda's Co., New York Militia. Filed a land bounty claim, while residing at Valatie, Columbia County, New York (no.17.886, dated 10 July 1872, Albany Agency). It has not been confirmed that this claim belongs to this Abraham Brouwer (comp.).3

Citations

  1. [S1471] 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; "Their children: from "A Family History - Ancestry and Descendants of the Montgomery and Bowes Genealogical Lines", by Martha J.H. Kinsey, p. 163; and my own continued research:
    a. Abraham, b. 10 May 1785, d. bef. 1834, bp. 19 Jun 1785, Reformed Church, Claverack, Columbia Co., NY, m. ca. 1804, Mary ____, b. 1785, Canada, d. 1862, NJ
    b. Peter, b. 25 Jan 1788 [23 Feb 1788 in source cited in (1) above], d. 1 (or 10) Nov 1846, m. 3 (or 8) Oct 1811, Congregational Church, Mendham, NJ, Phoebe Dean, b. 1790
    c. William. b. 3 Jun 1792, bp. 8 Jul 1792, DRC Brooklyn, NY,d. ca. 1834, bur. Fairmount Cem., Newark, NJ, mar. ca. 1808, Mary _____
    d. Christina, b. 23 Sep 1793 [29 Sep 1793 in source cited herein] , bp. 3 Nov 1793, Old Dutch Church, Totowa, Paterson, NJ, d. 6 Apr 1876 [9 Apr in source cited herein], Newark Valley, Tioga Co., NY, mar. 18 Jan 1814 [11 Jan 1814 in source cited herein], William Taylor Noble, Elizabethtown, NJ, b. 16 Jun 1791, Pittsfield, MA, son of David Noble and Sarah Taylor, d. 7 Jan 1861, Newark Valley, Tioga Co., NY [Source: "History and Genealogy of the Family of Thomas Noble, of Westfield, Massachusetts...", by Lucius M. Boltwood, 1878, p. 673, with the family of Christina and William Noble]
    e. Maria, b. 7 Jan 1798, bp. 11 Feb 1798, Old Dutch Church, Totowa, Paterson, NJ, bur. Fairmount Cem., Newark, NJ, 25 Apr 1882, mar. 1818, Jonathan Ingham Kinsey, b. 1796, son of Charles Kinsey and Deborah Whealey, d. 1856
    f. Henry, b. 28 Oct 1802, bp. 28 Nov 1802, Old Dutch Church, Totowa, d. 24 Jul 1872, bur. Fairmount Cem., Newark, NJ, m. Mary _____, b. 1815, d. 1870". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."
  2. [S1825] "Records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Claverack, Columbia County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.74-83 (1943-1950): 81:241. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Claverack, NY, NYGBR 74-83."
  3. [S2074] Alfred Henry Brower, Brower Family, Photocopy of typescript, 1985, Rutgers University Special Collections, New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., New Jersey. Obtained in July 2008. There are numerous errors regarding the early generations of Adam Brouwer's family in the manuscript, and it should be used with caution.. p.28.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 26 March 1793, d. 10 August 1793
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 26 March 1793.2,3
  • He was baptized on 11 May 1793 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York.4
  • He died on 10 August 1793.3
  • Surname is also spelled Brower.2

Citations

  1. [S1824] 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. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 31:101.
  3. [S6243] John Brower and Catharine Duryea Family Record. Digital image of handwritten, loose sheet, received from Steve Eustis, July 1 2015. Record of the family of John Brower and Catharine Duryea, apparently in the handwriting of John Brower.:"Abraham was born 26th of March and died 10th of August 1793."
  4. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 31:101. Abraham, b. 26 March; parents: John Brower, Catherine Duryea; no witnesses recorded.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 18 October 1767
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 18 October 1767 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors John Brouwer, Jannetje Hartje, z.h. Nicholaas Andriesse.2
  • He was named in his father's will dated on 3 October 1815.3

Citations

  1. [S1824] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Notes No. II", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 72, pages 332-337 (1941): 72:336. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Notes No. II."
  2. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 29:85.
  3. [S3882] New York Surrogate's Couty (New York County), Wills Vol. 53, 1815-1817; FHL film #0874537 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971, 1982-1983), Microfilm of original records in the Surrogate's Court, New York, New York, page 191. Hereinafter cited as NY Co. Wills v.53 1815-1817.

Abraham Brouwer

b. 21 January 1755, d. before 19 June 1765
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 21 January 1755 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey; sponsors Abraham Brouwer and Elizabeth Ackerman.1
  • He died before 19 June 1765.2

Citations

  1. [S1806] 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.:214. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  2. [S1473] Paul Brewer, "E-mail correspondence from Paul Brewer," e-mail message from Brewer, Paul to Chris Chester, April 19, 2007; to Lilly Martin, Chris Chester, et al; "Descendants of Abram (Abraham) Huldricks Brouwer". Hereinafter cited as "Paul Brewer e-mail."

Abraham Brouwer

b. 19 June 1763, d. 21 March 1837
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 19 June 1763 at Newbridge, Bergen Co., New Jersey, (as per his Rev. War pension file of 1832. His baptism record says 1766).1,2
  • He was baptized on 6 July 1766 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey; sponsors David Demarest and wife.2
  • He married Maria Hoffman at Dutch Reformed Church, Schraalenburgh, Bergen Co., New Jersey, on 1 February 1795.3,4
  • Abraham Brouwer died on 21 March 1837 at Bergen Co., New Jersey.1
  • He was buried at First Dutch Reformed Churchyard, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey.5
  • Also known as Abraham J. Brower.6
  • Abraham J. (or I.) Brower filed a pension claim for service during the Revolutionary War on 1 Nov 1832, at the time living at New Barbadoes Township, Bergen County, New Jersey. He states that he was born on 19 Jun 1763 at Newbridge, New Jersey and as a resident there joined and served with the New Jersey militia for various times between March 1778 until January 1, 1783, amounting to a total of twenty-four months service, as a private and sergeant under Captains Elias Romine and Samuel Demarest and Colonel Theunis Dey. He was present at the capture of Paulus Hook and in several skirmishes. Abraham states that he lived in Newbridge until about 1790, then moved to New York City and about fifteen years later returned to Bergen County, New Jersey. He was allowed pension on his application. On 12 Nov 1838, Abraham's widow, Maria Brower was allowed pension on her application, filed after Abraham's death, which is given as 21 Mar 1837.6

Family: Maria Hoffman b. 22 Feb 1777, d. 28 May 1861

Citations

  1. [S1327] Pension and Land-Bounty-Warrant Application Files: Revolutionary War, by HeritageQuest Online; Revolutionary War; Heritage Quest, unknown repository address. Online http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/…; Record Group 15 of the Veteran Administration; Printout dated 2006, Ser. M805, Roll 118, image 148, File W23707/BLWT26331-160-55; 20 pages.
  2. [S1806] 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.:226. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  3. [S1327] Pension and Land-Bounty-Warrant Application Files: Revolutionary War, by HeritageQuest Online; Revolutionary War; Heritage Quest, unknown repository address. Online http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/…; Record Group 15 of the Veteran Administration; Printout dated 2006, Ser. M805, Roll 118, image 148, File W23707/BLWT26331-160-55; 20 pages. Marriage date recorded as 31 Dec 1793.
  4. [S2069] 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), Schraalenburgh Church Marriage Records, p.522.. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Recs. NJ Archives v.XXII.
  5. [S1005] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com. , Retrieved March 2011. "Abraham I. Brower" Mem. #7339171, April 8, 2003. Inscription: "of the Continental Army 1776 - erected by his grandson, Lewis B. Reed". Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  6. [S5054] Abraham I. (J.) Brower file; W23707; NARA Ser. M805; Roll 118 (www.heritagequest.online: Heritage Quest), http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…
  7. [S209] Ronald V. Jackson and Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1850 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1999), Federal census, Ser. M432, Roll 519, page 195, image 64. Henry Brower household. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Census.

Abraham Brouwer

b. 8 May 1783, d. before 23 November 1788
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 8 May 1783.1
  • He was baptized on 29 May 1783 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey; sponsors David Demare and wife Hester.1
  • He probably died before 23 November 1788 as he is not named in his father's will.

Citations

  1. [S1473] Paul Brewer, "E-mail correspondence from Paul Brewer," e-mail message from Brewer, Paul to Chris Chester, April 19, 2007; to Lilly Martin, Chris Chester, et al; "Descendants of Abram (Abraham) Huldricks Brouwer". (I have not been able to confirm this record. My copy of the Hackensack records shows no baptisms at all for the year 1783). Hereinafter cited as "Paul Brewer e-mail."

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 10 June 1792
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 10 June 1792 at Bergen Co., New Jersey.1
  • He was baptized on 5 August 1792 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey; sponsors Abraham Demarest, Femmetje Brouwer.1
  • He married Christiana before 1830.2
  • Also known as Abram Brower.
  • Abraham Brouwer appeared on the census in 1830 at Broadalbin, Montgomery Co., New York, with a household of 1 male 10-15, 1 male 30-40, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 30-40.3
  • , Fulton County was created from Montgomery County, New York in 1838.
  • He appeared on the census in 1840 at Broadalbin, Fulton Co., New York, as Abram Brower, with a household of 1 male 20-30, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 40-50.4
  • He appeared on the census on 6 August 1850 at Broadalbin, Fulton Co., New York, Abram Brower, age 58, birthplace given as New Jersey. Occupation is recorded as, "Bth S". In the household is Christiana Brower, age 59, and Lydia Putney, age 80.2
  • , Broadalbin was part of the Sacandaga Patent of 1741. It was a part of the former town of Caughnawaga in northern Montgomery County. It was first settle about 1770. The town of Broadalbin was created from the towns of Johnstown and Mayfield in 1793, before Fulton County was formed. It is at the south end of the Great Sacandaga Lake which was created in 1930, and is actually a reservoir which was greated by the daming of the Sacandaga River. Mayfield was also a part of the Mayfield Patent of 1770. It was also a part of the original town of Caughnawaga. Mayfield was established as a town in 1793.
  • Although additional evidence would be welcome, it is almost certain that the Abraham Brouwer, baptized in 1792, son of Jacob Brouwer and Margitta Triet, is the same Abraham who appears in Fulton County, New York in the 1800s as an adult.

Citations

  1. [S1806] 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:243. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  2. [S209] 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 50, image 99. Abram Brower household. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Census.
  3. [S389] Ancestry.com, 1830 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2003), Federal census, Ser. M19, Roll 95, page 141. Hereinafter cited as 1830 US Census.
  4. [S390] Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems Jackson, compiler1840 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1999), Federal census, Ser. M704, Roll 284, page 342. Hereinafter cited as 1840 US Census.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 3 June 1754, d. 26 August 1832
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 3 June 1754 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Aafje Van Gelder, s.h.v.2
  • He married Mary Morgan (it appears that they did not have children).3
  • Abraham Brouwer died on 26 August 1832 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York.3
  • Also known as Abraham E. Brouwer.4
  • He served during at the Revolutionary War.1
  • He witnessed the will of Hans Zuericher on 26 April 1781; proved 29 May 1784, Hans Zuericher of Haverstraw Precinct, Orange Co., NY, stonecutter. Names his children Lodiwick, Magdalen, Elizabeth, Hannah, Nancy, Marrito or Molly wife of Frederick Eckert. Lots in NYC and personal estate. Executors dau. Magdalen and son-in-law Frederick Eckert. Witnesses: Jacob Brouwer and Abraham Brouwer both of NYC, hatters.5
  • On 26 April 1781 Abraham Brouwer resided at New York City, New York; a hatter.5
  • His will was dated on 18 April 1828 proved 27 Oct 1832; called of Brooklyn; to wife Mary income from estate for widowhood; also furniture and books, she to leave "Adams Clark's Commentary on the Bible to my great-nephew Alexander Warner." To great-nephew Abraham B. Warner silver watch. To friend Joseph Hawkins shoemaker, $100 per year for life. To friend Robert Snow, inspector, balance of income after death of wife. To trustees of M.E. Church, New York City, lands in New York known as #22 Maiden Lane, adjoining John Manley, Garret Debow, Henry Allen, and lands in Brooklyn adjoining John Garrison and Trustees of Reformed Dutch Church. Executors: friends Daniel Ayers, clerk; Andrew M. Arcularious, merchant, and James T. Smith, merchant all of New York. Witnesses: Samuel B. Harper, merchant; Peter Roome, cartman, and Peter R. Bennet, merchant all of New York. Second codicil 8 Dec 1831 provides further for said friend Joseph Hawkins. Wits. Stephen Sutton, merchant, and Henry D. Young, merchant both of Brooklyn. Affadavit of Daniel Ayers shows testator died 26 Aug 1832, in Brooklyn, leaving a grand-niece Sophia Sickels, a minor, of Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., New York, a daughter of William Sickels, deceased, a son of a deceasd sister, not named, of testator; and Evarardus Warner and Leonard Warner of New York, sons of another deceased sister, not named; and Mary Brower, widow of said testator. First codicil was executed prior to Jan. 1, 1830 and was dismissed for want of requisite number of witnesses. Proof shows that testator was more than 70 years of age.3,4

Citations

  1. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 27:134.
  3. [S1426] "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., The Kings County Wills were the records abstracted by DeWitt Van Buren in Abstracts of Wills of Kings County Recorded at Brooklyn. Hereinafter cited as Abstracts of Wills, etc. in NY 1787-1835.
  4. [S6195] "New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971." Images. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1920234., (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-28617-35081-1,239492101 : accessed 9 July 2015), Kings > Wills 1823-1835 vol 3-4 > image 350 of 512; county courthouses, New York.. Hereinafter cited as New York Probate Recs 1629-1971.
  5. [S1299] Calender of Wills on file and recorded in the offices of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals, of the County Clerk at Albany and of the Secretary of State, 1626-1836; FHL fiche #6046668 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965, 1967), Fernow, Berthold, 1837-1908 (Main Author)
    National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the state of New York (Added Author). Microfilm of original published: New York : Colonial Dames of the State of New York, 1896. xv, 657 p., no.2160. Hereinafter cited as Calender of Wills, Albany, 1626-1836.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 19 November 1752, d. before June 1754
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 19 November 1752 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Johannes Brouwer, Susanna Droljitt, s.h.v.2
  • He died before June 1754.

Citations

  1. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 27:30.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 23 February 1772, d. before 4 February 1796
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 23 February 1772 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsor Gerrit Brouwer.2
  • He married Lydia Louden before 1793.3
  • Abraham Brouwer died before 4 February 1796.4
  • Also known as Abraham Brower.3
  • Abraham is named in his father's will dated 6 July 1789.5
  • In her will dated 12 June 1795, Affie Brouwer names her son, Abraham Brower, and sons-in-laws Anthony Post and Jabez Halsey, as executors of her estate.6,7
  • On 4 February 1796 Petition of Lydia Wyckoff Brower (age under 14), only child of Abraham Brower, late of New York State, by Lydia his wife, praying that Anthony Post may be appointed her guardian.4

Family: Lydia Louden

Citations

  1. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 29:200.
  3. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 31:102.
  4. [S5412] Dr. Kenneth Scott, Records of the Chancery Court, Province and State of New York Guardianships, 1691-1815 (New York: The Holland Society of New York, 1971), page 86. Abstracting Lib. VI, pp. 283-284, and Lib. F, pp. 47-48. Hereinafter cited as New York Guardianships. http://books.google.com/books,+Kenneth+Scott&hl=en&sa=X&ei=F1ZPUoDALo-o4APPooDwAg&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAA.
  5. [S1585] New York Surrogate's Court, Record of Wills v.41 1776-1799; FHL film #0866992 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971, 1982-83), Microfilm of original records in the Surrogate's Court, New York, New York, p.17 (second copy on p.438). Hereinafter cited as NY Wills v.41 1776-1779.
  6. [S1585] New York Surrogate's Court, Record of Wills v.41 1776-1799; FHL film #0866992 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971, 1982-83), Microfilm of original records in the Surrogate's Court, New York, New York, p.373. Hereinafter cited as NY Wills v.41 1776-1779.
  7. [S3064] New York (County) Surrogate's Court Abstracts of Wills on file in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York, Vol. 14 (Jun 12, 1786 - Feb 13, 1796) (New York: Printed for the Society, 1906), page 309. Affie Brower, widow of Abraham Brower. Hereinafter cited as Abs. NY Co. Wills v. 14.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 9 May 1773
  • Abraham Brouwer was baptized on 9 May 1773 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Rachel Sebring, z.h.v.2

Citations

  1. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 29:207.

Abraham Brouwer1,2

b. 12 June 1752, d. March 1824
  • Abraham Brouwer was said to be born on 12 June 1752 this date has not been verified (his marriage record states, "j.m. van N. jork," indicating that Abraham was born in New York, likely meaning New York City).3
  • He married Sara Truax, daughter of Samuel Truax and Johanna Wilson, at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 30 June 1766 (banns 8 Jun 1766) "Abraham Brouwer, j.m. van N-jork & Sara Truex, j.d. van Middletown N-Jersie, wonende alheir."1
  • Abraham Brouwer married second Ann.4
  • Abraham Brouwer died in March 1824.5
  • He was buried at Old Truax Burying Ground, Keansburg, Monmouth Co., New Jersey.5,6
  • Also known as Abraham Brower.7
  • His will was dated on 18 October 1821 proved 6 Apr 1825. Abraham Brower of the township of Middletown, County of Monmouth, New Jersey, being of sound mind and memory. To my beloved wife Ann, all moveable estte after paying my just debts and funeral charges, and whereas I have sold my house and one acre of land on which the house stands reserving to myself the use there of as long as I shall live and also reserving to my wife, Ann, the one third of my house and one acre of land which she is to enjoy during her life, all other outhouses and buildings and other privaliges...which I bequeath to my wife Ann. Also to my wife, Ann, a certain dense of woodland being one half of a lot of land which was purchased by me and John Mayson of Samuel Truax and not yet divided. Appoints James Hopping and Joseph Truax as executors. Signed. Witnesses Ezekiel Morris (mark), Samuel Truax, Joseph Truax. On 31 March 1825, Joseph Truax renounced and declined his appointment as executor. Wit.: Samuel Truax and James Hopping. James Hopping ordered to conduct inventory.4,8,9
  • , Monmouth County Deeds I2:367: Deed dated 9 Dec 1824, recorded 6 April 1825. Samuel Truax and Esther his wife and Joseph Truax of same to William Mason of same, carpenter for $200, tract at Waycake in Township Middletown beginning at a stake at the NE corner of a lot of land formerly Abraham Browers, thence...8 acres being bounded N. by Samuel Truax, W. by meadow, S. by land formerly of Jaquish Cortelyou, on E. by John Masons and part by land formerly Browers and S. by said Browers also 1 acre of 1/3 part of a 3 acre lott which said Abraham Brower purchased of Samuel Truax Sen. laying N/S on said lot. Signed Samuel Truax, Esther Truax, Joseph Truax.10
  • Keansburg is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey. It was created on 17 April 1917 from portions of Middletown Twp. and Raritan Twp. (now Hazlet).11
  • Inventory of estate taken on 24 January 1826 Taken by William Conover and Samuel Truax. Includes debts due from John Mason, $4. Total $32.35. Acknowledged by James Hoppin, executor of the estate.8
  • One (undocumented) source states that Abraham Brewer, son of Daniel Brouwer and Maritje Koning, and of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, was the Abraham Brouwer who married Sarah Truax. Yet another (undocumented) source claims Jacob Brouwer and Jannetje Vanderbeek as Abraham's parents. Neither claim is probable.12,13

Family: Sara Truax b. c 26 Mar 1749, d. 1 Mar 1818

Citations

  1. [S1543] 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.223. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, RDC NA/NY.
  2. [S2587] Chester Collection of Unpublished Genealogy Related Material and Correspondence, Chris Chester, Kent, New York, TMG Source Folder, E-Folder no. 2708, Abraham Brouwer-Sara Truax, 2009.
  3. [S2583] Trevor Kirkpatrick,"Holy Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Woodland Drive, Middletown, Monmouth County, NJ (Palmer & Wood Cemetery, Old Truax Burying Ground)", online http://distantcousin.com/Cemetery/NJ/Monmouth/Misc/…. "The Palmer and Wood Cemetery, now called the Old Truax Burying Ground, is located off Leroy Place on a bluff overlooking the Waecknack Creek on the west side of the town of Keansburg. The original purchase of the Truax Estate occurred on May 1, 1688 when Jacob Truax, sr. of Middletown Township purchased 100 acres of farmland and salt meadow from John Wilson of Waycake. Middletown Township, a blacksmith and farmer who owned a large portion of Waycake (Keansburg) in the north part of Middletown Township and a relative of Jacob's wife Sarah (Wilson) Truax." Claims Jacob Brouwer and Jannetje Vanderbeek as Abraham's parents. There is no gravestone. The source of this date is not clear. Hereinafter cited as Old Truax Burying Ground.
  4. [S4083] New Jersey. Surrogate's Court (Monmouth County). Wills v. B, 1816-1826; FHL film #0801689 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1969), Microfilm of original at the Monmouth County Courthouse, B: 435. Hereinafter cited as Monmouth Co., NJ Wills v. B, 1816-1826.
  5. [S2583] Trevor Kirkpatrick,"Holy Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Woodland Drive, Middletown, Monmouth County, NJ (Palmer & Wood Cemetery, Old Truax Burying Ground)", online http://distantcousin.com/Cemetery/NJ/Monmouth/Misc/…. "The Palmer and Wood Cemetery, now called the Old Truax Burying Ground, is located off Leroy Place on a bluff overlooking the Waecknack Creek on the west side of the town of Keansburg. The original purchase of the Truax Estate occurred on May 1, 1688 when Jacob Truax, sr. of Middletown Township purchased 100 acres of farmland and salt meadow from John Wilson of Waycake. Middletown Township, a blacksmith and farmer who owned a large portion of Waycake (Keansburg) in the north part of Middletown Township and a relative of Jacob's wife Sarah (Wilson) Truax." Claims Jacob Brouwer and Jannetje Vanderbeek as Abraham's parents. There is no gravestone. Hereinafter cited as Old Truax Burying Ground.
  6. [S2584] Chip Iverson,"Monmouth County - Keansburg Cemetery", online http://files.usgwarchives.org/nj/monmouth/cemetery/…. USGenWeb Archives. Keansburg cemetery also known as Palmer Wood cemetery or Old Truax burying ground. This transcription does not include the burials of Abraham Brower and Sarah Truax. Hereinafter cited as Keansburg Cemetery.
  7. [S1005] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com. , Retrieved July 2009. "Abraham Brower", New Jersey, Monmouth Co. The contributor states that Abraham is the son of Jacob Brower and Jannetje Vanderbeek of Hackensack. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  8. [S4373] New Jersey Surrogate's Court (Monmouth County), Record of Wills 9553M-9664M; FHL film #0548088 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1967-1968), Microreproduction of original ms. at the State Library of Archives and History, Trenton, New Jersey. Hereinafter cited as NJ Rec of Wills 9553M-9664M.
  9. [S6261] FamilySearch.org,"New Jersey, Probate Records, 1678-1980." Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2018330., (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…,339822001 : accessed 3 August 2015), Monmouth > Wills 1816-1826 vol B > image 248 of 301; county courthouses, New Jersey.. Hereinafter cited as NJ Probate Recs 1678-1980.
  10. [S2636] Barbara Carver Smith, The Truax/Truex Family of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, New Jersey, 1675-1990: Descendants of Philippe Du Trieux (Lakewood, N.J.: B.C. Smith, ca. 1991), (FHL fiche #6067433) page 203. Hereinafter cited as The Truax/Truex Family of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, New Jersey, 1675-1990.
  11. [S2581] John Parr Snyder, The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968 (Trenton, New Jersey: Bureau of Geology and Topography, 1969), page 180. Hereinafter cited as The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968. http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/enviroed/oldpubs/…
  12. [S2308] 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. 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. p.20. Hereinafter cited as Three Hundred Years in America.
  13. [S2583] Trevor Kirkpatrick,"Holy Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Woodland Drive, Middletown, Monmouth County, NJ (Palmer & Wood Cemetery, Old Truax Burying Ground)", online http://distantcousin.com/Cemetery/NJ/Monmouth/Misc/…. "The Palmer and Wood Cemetery, now called the Old Truax Burying Ground, is located off Leroy Place on a bluff overlooking the Waecknack Creek on the west side of the town of Keansburg. The original purchase of the Truax Estate occurred on May 1, 1688 when Jacob Truax, sr. of Middletown Township purchased 100 acres of farmland and salt meadow from John Wilson of Waycake. Middletown Township, a blacksmith and farmer who owned a large portion of Waycake (Keansburg) in the north part of Middletown Township and a relative of Jacob's wife Sarah (Wilson) Truax." Claims Jacob Brouwer and Jannetje Vanderbeek as Abraham's parents. Hereinafter cited as Old Truax Burying Ground.
  14. [S1005] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com. , Retrieved July 2009. "Mary Brower Mason", New Jersey, Monmouth. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. before 1746
  • Abraham Brouwer was probably born before 1746.

Citations

  1. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 29:75.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 29 February 1784, d. 12 September 1784
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 29 February 1784.1,2
  • He was baptized on 4 April 1784 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Ellenor Brouwer [his mother's name recorded as "Cornelia Dunsea"].1
  • He died on 12 September 1784.2
  • Surname is also spelled Brower.1

Citations

  1. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 30:93.
  2. [S6243] John Brower and Catharine Duryea Family Record. Digital image of handwritten, loose sheet, received from Steve Eustis, July 1 2015. Record of the family of John Brower and Catharine Duryea, apparently in the handwriting of John Brower.:"Abraham was born the 29th February 1784, Died the 12th of September following."

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 21 October 1781
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 21 October 1781.1
  • He was baptized on 20 January 1782 at Tappan Reformed Church, Tappan, New York; (no sponsors).1

Citations

  1. [S1828] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.127, no.2659. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. between 1795 and 1805
  • Abraham Brouwer was probably born between 1795 and 1805.
  • He married Mary Wright at Trinity Church Parish, New York City, New York, on 25 January 1825.1

Citations

  1. [S1624] "Records of Trinity Church Parish, New York City", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.67-93 (1936-1962): 83:42. Hereinafter cited as "Trinity Church Parish Records."

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 22 November 1764
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 22 November 1764.2
  • He was baptized on 23 December 1764 at Protestant Dutch Reformed Church, Acquackanonk (Passaic), Essex Co., New Jersey; sponsors Abraham Smith, Lena Jacobusse.2
  • He married first at Protestant Dutch Reformed Church, Acquackanonk (Passaic), Essex Co., New Jersey, on 14 October 1784 Lena Sindel.3
  • Abraham Brouwer married second at Protestant Dutch Reformed Church, Acquackanonk (Passaic), Essex Co., New Jersey, on 5 April 1786 Sophia Jacobs (banns 11 Mar 1786).1,4
  • Abraham Brouwer married third at Protestant Dutch Reformed Church, Acquackanonk (Passaic), Essex Co., New Jersey, on 10 September 1794 Hendrickje Gerrebrandse.1,5
  • Abraham Brouwer married fourth Polly Brush.1
  • Also known as Abraham Brower.6
  • Also known as Abraham Brewer.7
  • Abraham Brouwer was named in his grandfather Abraham Smith's will on 23 September 1779 called eldest grandson.7
  • Abraham Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Elsje Brouwer , daughter of Johannes Brouwer and Geesje White, on 28 May 1791 at Protestant Dutch Reformed Church, Acquackanonk (Passaic), Essex Co., New Jersey, (sponsors Abraham Brouwer, Fytje Jacobusse).8
  • Abraham Brouwer appeared on the census in 1830 at Acquackanonk, Essex Co., New Jersey, as Abraham Brower, with a household of 2 males 10-15, 1 male 60-70, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 40-50.6
  • Abraham Brower, Jacob Brower, and Eldrick Brower are all enumerated in close proximity on the same sheet on the 1830 Federal Census.6

Family 1: Sophia Jacobs b. c 1765, d. b 1797

Family 2: Hendrickje Gerrebrandse b. bt 1765 - 1775

Citations

  1. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S2028] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Vital Records of the Protestant Dutch Reformed Church at Acquackanonk (Passaic, New Jersey) 1727-1816 (Rhinebeck, New York: Kinship, 1992), 39:826. Hereinafter cited as RDC Acquackanonk Recs.
  3. [S2028] 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 231. Marriage no. 567. Abraham Brouwer, j.m. b. & liv. Peckmans River, Lena Sindel, j.d., b. & liv. Gansegat. Hereinafter cited as RDC Acquackanonk Recs.
  4. [S2028] 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 232. Marriage no. 597. Abraham Brouwer, wid., and Fytje Jacobusse, j.d., both b. & liv. Peckmans River. Hereinafter cited as RDC Acquackanonk Recs.
  5. [S2028] 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 244, no. 858. Abraham Brouwer, wid., and Marytje Gerrebrantse. Hereinafter cited as RDC Acquackanonk Recs.
  6. [S389] Ancestry.com, 1830 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2003), Federal census, Ser. M19, Roll 79, p.407. Hereinafter cited as 1830 US Census.
  7. [S2342] Elmer T. Hutchinson, editor, Documents Relating to the Colonial, Revolutionary and Post Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey First Series Vol.35; Calender of New Jersey Wills, Administrations, Etc. Vol. 6, 1781-1785 (Trenton, New Jersey: MacCrellish & Quigley Co., Printers, 1939), page 358. Abraham Smith. Hereinafter cited as NJ Wills v.6 1781-1785.
  8. [S2028] 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 88, no.1904. Elsje, parents: Johnnes Brouwer, Grietje Wite. Hereinafter cited as RDC Acquackanonk Recs.
  9. [S2028] 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 92, no. 2005. Rachel, parents: Abraham Brouwer, Fytje Jacobusse. Hereinafter cited as RDC Acquackanonk Recs.
  10. [S2028] 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 111, no. 2417. Tryntje, parents: Abraham Brouwer, Hendrickje Gerrebrandse. Hereinafter cited as RDC Acquackanonk Recs.
  11. [S2028] 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 115, no. 2498. Jacob, parents: Abraham Brouwer, Hendrickje Gerbrandse. Hereinafter cited as RDC Acquackanonk Recs.

Abraham Brouwer

b. before 1746
  • Abraham Brouwer was probably born before 1746.
  • Surname is also spelled Brouer.1
  • He witnessed the baptism of Rosina Bersie , daughter of Isaac Bersie and Maria Brouwer, on 29 June 1766 at German Reformed Church of Rhinebeck (St. Paul's Lutheran), Red Hook, Dutchess Co., New York, (sponsors Abraham Brouer and Rosina Brouer.).1

Citations

  1. [S1961] "Baptisms of the German Reformed Church of Rhinebeck, Now St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Red Hook, N.Y.", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.96-99 (1965-1968): 96:176. Hereinafter cited as "German Ref. Ch., Red Hook, NY, NYGBR 96,97."

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 8 June 1788
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 8 June 1788.1
  • He was baptized on 22 June 1788 at Paramus Reformed Dutch Church, Bergen Co., New Jersey; wit: Johannes and Annatje Ackerman.2

Citations

  1. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S2099] 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.13. Hereinafter cited as Paramus RDC Baptisms.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 25 October 1778, d. 12 January 1858
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 25 October 1778.1,2,3
  • He married Hannah Douglass, daughter of Sperry Douglass and Rebeckah Chapman, at New London, New London Co., Connecticut, on 1 June 1806.4
  • Abraham Brouwer died on 12 January 1858 at Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York; age 79-2-18.1,3,5
  • Also known as Abraham Brower.2

Family: Hannah Douglass b. 20 Jul 1776

Citations

  1. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S2151] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Corp., 2006), page 1950. Abraham son of Garrot of Fredericksburg, NY, b. 25 Oct 1778, New London VR. Hereinafter cited as Ricker Compliation.
  3. [S3580] 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-605, Notes by Walter M. Meserole on the records from the Bailey Brower Bible, followed by the extracted records and copies of correspondence and further genealogical notes. Origin of document is not stated, hand written notes, typescipt extracts. Page 12. Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  4. [S2151] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Corp., 2006), page 1950. New London VR. Hereinafter cited as Ricker Compliation.
  5. [S3580] 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-605, Notes by Walter M. Meserole on the records from the Bailey Brower Bible, followed by the extracted records and copies of correspondence and further genealogical notes. Origin of document is not stated, hand written notes, typescipt extracts. Page 30. 3rd handwritten chart of the descendants of Thomas LeFoy Brower. Written at 90 degrees in margin. At Troy. Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.

Abraham Brouwer

b. 24 April 1796
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 24 April 1796 at Columbia Co., New York.
  • He was baptized on 29 May 1796 at Dutch Reformed Church, Claverack, Columbia Co., New York; sponsors Peter Schmit,Jr., Elizabeth Schmit.1
  • He married Letty Smith at Dutch Reformed Church, Claverack, Columbia Co., New York, on 19 April 1824.2
  • Surname is also spelled Brower.
  • Also known as Abraham Brewer.3
  • Son, Abraham, is named in his father's will dated 10 Apr 1830.4
  • On 8 November 1830 Abraham 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.5

Citations

  1. [S1825] "Records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Claverack, Columbia County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.74-83 (1943-1950): 83:171. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Claverack, NY, NYGBR 74-83."
  2. [S1845] "Marriages of the Dutch Reformed Church of Claverack, Columbia County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.88-90 (1957-59): 90:199. Hereinafter cited as "Marriags, Claverack RDC, NYGBR 88-90."
  3. [S478] 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. [S1343] "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.
  5. [S2961] 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."

Abraham Brouwer

b. before 1747
  • Abraham Brouwer was born before 1747.
  • He married Anna Richards at German Reformed Church, New York City, New York, on 1 February 1767 "Have, after three-fold proclamation, married in English, Abraham Brawer to Anna Richards."1
  • Also known as Abraham Brawer.1

Citations

  1. [S1763] Charles Farrell, "Records of the German Reformed Church of New York City", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.126,127, 128 (1995,1996, 1997): 126:103. Hereinafter cited as "Recs. German Reformed Church, NYC."

Abraham Brouwer

b. before 1755
  • Abraham Brouwer was born before 1755.
  • His will was dated on 29 August 1775 Abraham Brouwer of the City of New York, blacksmith.1

Citations

  1. [S2070] E.B. O'Callaghan, editor, Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany, New York (Ridgewood, N.J.: Gregg Press, 1968), CI:100,101. Hereinafter cited as CHMS.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 9 November 1796, d. 14 February 1844
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 9 November 1796.1
  • He was baptized on 25 December 1796 at Paramus Reformed Dutch Church, Bergen Co., New Jersey; (no sponsors recorded).1
  • He married Rachel Post before 1823.2
  • Abraham Brouwer died on 14 February 1844.2
  • He was buried at Pascack, Bergen Co., New Jersey; (g.s. reads b. 11-10-1798, d. 2-14-1844).2

Family: Rachel Post b. c 18 Sep 1803, d. 5 Oct 1858

Citations

  1. [S2099] 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.16. Hereinafter cited as Paramus RDC Baptisms.
  2. [S2354] 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.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. before 1790
  • Abraham Brouwer was probably born before 1790.
  • Also known as Abraham Brewer.3
  • He was named in his father's will dated on 16 September 1825 (named among the sons and daughters of "my first wife").4
  • An Abram Brewer is found on the 1840 U.S. Census at Mercer Co., Kentucky, with a household of 1 male 50-60, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 40-50. One person engaged in agriculture.5

Citations

  1. [S2308] 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. 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. p.20. Says that he died in infancy, however, son Abraham is mentioned in his father's 1825 will. Hereinafter cited as Three Hundred Years in America.
  2. [S2308] 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. 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. p.20. Hereinafter cited as Three Hundred Years in America.
  3. [S3326] William B. Bogardus Collection of Brouwer, Brower and Brewer Family Material and Correspondence, Box 5, BIB BB-300, Bible Records - Brewer. Published in Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, May 1985, pp.394-395. Copies and abstracts, not original records.. Wills: Abraham Brewer. Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  4. [S4394] 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, WIL BB-226, Wills of Daniel Brower and Abraham Brewer (Harrodsburg, KY). Transcript of will found at Maryland State Society D.A.R. (1957-58) Vol. 30, pages 180-182, from Will Books in the Court House at Harrodsburg. Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  5. [S390] Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems Jackson, compiler1840 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1999), Federal census, NARA Ser. M704, Roll 139, page 119, image 428, FHL film #0007830. Hereinafter cited as 1840 US Census.

Abraham Brouwer1

b. 12 May 1834
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 12 May 1834.1

Citations

  1. [S2354] 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.

Abraham Brouwer

b. 24 October 1792
  • Abraham Brouwer was born on 24 October 1792.1
  • Also known as Abraham Brower.1

Citations

  1. [S2105] 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

Dr. Abraham Brouwer1

b. 24 October 1771, d. 1 January 1865
  • Dr. Abraham Brouwer was born on 24 October 1771.2
  • He was baptized on 2 November 1771 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York; (no sponsors recorded).2
  • He married Elizabeth Stoutenburgh, daughter of Isaac Stoutenburgh and Elizabeth Will, at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 23 October 1794.1,3
  • Dr. Abraham Brouwer died on 1 January 1865.
  • He was buried at Dearborn Co., Indiana.
  • Surname is also spelled Brower.
  • Abraham is named in his father's will dated 8 April 1776, listed sixth and last among the sons.4
  • On 11 Jun 1807, Elizabeth Barlow, "a mulatto - slave to Dr. Brower," became a member of the New York Reformed Dutch Church by confession of faith.5
  • He and Elizabeth Stoutenburgh were members of the at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 1 September 1814 received by certificate from the Reformed Dutch Church at New Brunswick, New Jersey.6
  • He left New Jersey in 1816 and was in Cincinnati, Ohio from 1816 until 1818, then in Lawrenceberg, Dearborn Co., Indiana.7
  • Dr. Abraham Brouwer was a member of the at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, on 28 November 1816.8
  • He appeared on the census in 1820 at Lawrenceburg, Dearborn Co., Indiana, with a family of 2 males under 10, 2 males 16-26, 1 male over 45, 1 female under 10, 3 females 10-16, 2 females 16-26, 1 female over 45.9
  • He appeared on the census in 1830 at Sycamore, Hamilton Co., Ohio, with a family of 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 50-60, 3 females 15-20, 1 female 50-60.10
  • He appeared on the census on 29 August 1850 at Lawrenceburg, Dearborn Co., Indiana, as Abram Brower, age 80, a physician, with him is daughter, Joanna. He is enumerated next to his son Jeremiah H. Brower.11
  • He appeared on the census on 7 June 1860 at Lawrenceburg, Dearborn Co., Indiana, as "Abraham Brown", age 88, born in New York, a physician, living in the household of Joanna Hunt (daughter, age 53).12

Family: Elizabeth Stoutenburgh b. 25 May 1777, d. Dec 1843

Citations

  1. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  2. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 29:198.
  3. [S1543] 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 270. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, RDC NA/NY.
  4. [S1559] Jeremiah Brower will (8 April 1776), New York County Surrogate's Court, Wills Vol.31, pp.190-195: FHL film #0875161, New York Co. Surrogate's Court, New York City, New York. Hereinafter cited as NY Co. Wills 31:190-195.
  5. [S1692] "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): 62:46. Hereinafter cited as "Members RDC NY/NA, NYGBR."
  6. [S1692] "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): 62:197. Hereinafter cited as "Members RDC NY/NA, NYGBR."
  7. [S1347] Lilly Martin, "Re: Will of Elias Brewer, 1812," e-mail message from Martin, Lilly (unknown address) to Chris Chester, Richard Brewer, Karen Sims, Perry Brewer and William Bogardus, 10 Dec 2006, "Dr. Abraham Brower b. 1771 NYC left NJ in 1816, was in Cincinnati, Ohio from about 1816 to 1818, then crossed the river to Lawrenceburg, Dearborn Co Indiana in 1818, and is shown there on the 1820 census. Very close to him is a John BOWERS, who I believe might be John Brower. Dr. Abraham Brower was close friend to A. J. Cotton, who later wrote a book about the people who settled first in Lawrenceburg, IN. In that book he states that Dr. Brower modeled his character, and caused him to seek education, and was a mentor to him. Mr. Cotton later became a teacher, then lawyer, and finally a Judge. Mr. Cotton states that in 1826 in Lawrenceburg, IN his prize pupil was Lawyer Abraham Brower. ". Hereinafter cited as "L. Martin e-mail 12-10-2006."
  8. [S1692] "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): 62:289. Hereinafter cited as "Members RDC NY/NA, NYGBR."
  9. [S136] Ancestry.com, 1820 United States Federal Census., Digital image of original census records (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2003), Federal Census, Roll M533-13, p.90, image 101. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Census.
  10. [S389] Ancestry.com, 1830 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2003), Federal census, Roll 132, p.212. Hereinafter cited as 1830 US Census.
  11. [S209] Ronald V. Jackson and Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1850 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1999), Federal census, Roll M432-141, p.260, image 90. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Census.
  12. [S227] MyFamily.com, 1860 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, 2004), Federal census, Roll M653-252, p.19, image 20. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Census.
  13. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 31:157.
  14. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 32:208.
  15. [S1315] Willam Henry Roll, "The Roll Family Windmill", RootsWeb.com, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi 2005 There are errors in this database. Events and dates cited with this source must be confirmed with more reliable evidence. Use as a guide.,citing "The Bennet-Voorhees Papers" in the private collection of David Eoff.
  16. [S2104] Lila James Roney, Baptisms of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, New York, 1810-1877 (n.p.: n.pub., 1942), p.17. Hereinafter cited as Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Bapt. 1810-1877.

Abraham S. Brouwer1

b. 20 August 1823, d. 18 March 1860
  • Abraham S. Brouwer was born on 20 August 1823.1
  • He died on 18 March 1860; unmarried.1

Citations

  1. [S1314] P.R. Warner, Descendants of Peter Willemse Roome (New York: n.pub., 1883), p.163. Hereinafter cited as Des. of Peter Willemse Roome.

Abram Brouwer1

b. before 1740
  • Abram Brouwer was born before 1740.
  • He married by license dated on 28 May 1760 at New York Catherine Wilson.1

Citations

  1. [S521] Robert H. Kelby and Kenneth Scott, New York Marriages Previous to 1784; A reprint of the original edition of 1860 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984), p.48. Hereinafter cited as New York Marriages Previous to 1784.

Dr. Abram Giles Brouwer1,2,3,4

b. 18 May 1840, d. 8 November 1907
  • Dr. Abram Giles Brouwer was baptized on 18 May 1840 at First Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York.1,2
  • He married first at Utica, Oneida Co., New York, on 30 October 1861 Jennie Helen Vedder, daughter of Nicholas Vedder and Cornelia Blandina Veeder.1,2
  • Dr. Abram Giles Brouwer died on 8 November 1907.4
  • Graduated from Union College in 1859. Studied medicine and was a practicing physician in Utica, New York.1
  • Dr. Abram Giles Brouwer resided at Utica, Oneida Co., New York.2

Family: Jennie Helen Vedder b. 1840, d. 1912

Citations

  1. [S540] 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.
  2. [S1774] 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."
  3. [S3563] 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-514, Bible Record of Gillis Brower, b. 1747 and Maria Bradt, and some of their descendants. DAR Bible Records, Vol. 38, pp.202-204. . Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  4. [S4783] William B. Bogardus Collection of Brouwer, Brower and Brewer Family Material and Correspondence, Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio, Box 5, BIO-BB106, Holland Society Yearbooks and "de Halve Maen" Biographies and Memoriams. HSYB 1908, pp. 229-231. Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…

Ada Atwood Brouwer1

b. 16 March 1862, d. 26 October 1889
  • Ada Atwood Brouwer was born on 16 March 1862.1
  • She married Fred O. Dyer on 10 October 1879.1
  • Ada Atwood Brouwer died on 26 October 1889.1

Family: Fred O. Dyer

Citations

  1. [S271] William Richard Cutter, compiler, New England Families Genealogical and Memorial (New York: Clearfield Co.1915; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc. 1997), page 215. Hereinafter cited as New England Familes Genealogical and Memorial.

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

b. circa 1620, d. between 22 January 1692 and 21 March 1692
  • Adam Brouwer was probably born circa 1620 at Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.7,8
  • He married Magdalena Jacobs Verdon, daughter of Jacob Verdon and Maria Badie, at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, on 21 March 1645 (Banns 19 Mar 1645).9,10
  • Adam Brouwer died between 22 January 1692 and 21 March 1692 at Gowanus, Kings Co., New York.
  • Also known as Adam Brewer.11
  • Also known as Adam Brouwer Berckhoven (the name he called himself in his will) he is the progenitor of the largest of the three Brouwer families found in 17th century New Netherland. He and his wife, Magdalena Verdon, had fourteen children reach adulthood, who in turn left at least 97 grandchildren, and more than 350 great-grandchildren. In 1641, as a soldier in the service of the Dutch West India Company (WIC), he sailed to Brazil on the ship Swol . There he served, for at least some period of time, at Fort St. Louis de Marinhan. The first record of Adam in New Amsterdam is found in February 1645, when he bought a house lot in New Amsterdam from Hendrick Jansen. During the 1650s he relocated to Gowanus (in present day Brooklyn) on Long Island and built, what is considered to be, the first grist mill on Long Island.
  • In 1641 Adam Brouwer, employed as a soldier by the Dutch West India Company, sailed to Brazil aboard the ship Swol.12
  • It is likely that Adam came to New Amsterdam on 14 July 1644 aboard De Blauwen Haen (The Blue Cock). The ship had sailed from the Island of Curaçao with soldiers who had evacuated Fort St. Louis in Maranhao, Brazil after the Fort was surrendered to the Portuguese on 28 Feb 1644. Adam is first mentioned in New Amsterdam on 21 Feb 1645.8
  • On 21 Feb 1645, at New Amsterdam, Adam Brouwer assigned and transferred to Guert Servaesz, living at Amsterdam in Papenbrugh alley, his wages earned in the service of the WIC at Marinhan, Brazil. The sum being 189 guilders was to be paid to Guert Servaesz at Amsterdam. This document was then canceled, and was immediately followed by a document, also dated 21 Feb 1645, Adam empowered Guert Servaesz to collect from the WIC, "all such sums of money as are still due to him...earned in Brazil where he received no settlement, having been ordered to proceed to Marinhan. Either this money was not collected, or Adam was owed still more wages from the WIC, for on 21 Sep 1646, Adam granted power of attorney to Govert Loockermans to collect from the WIC, the money he was due for his service at Fort St. Louis de Marinhan.13,14
  • On 21 February 1645 Hendrick Jansen conveyed to Adam Brouwer a house and garden lot in New Amsterdam. "Hendrick Jansen from Jeveren, locksmith, and Adam Brouwer have in love and friendship, in the pressence of the witnesses hereto invited, agreed and contracted about the purchase of a certain house and lot for a garden situated on the island of Manhatans, formerly occupied by Jeurian Roodolf. Hendrick Jansen from Jeveren sells the aforesaid house and lot to Adam Brouwer above mentioned, who also acknowledges that he has bought the same, with all that is fastened by earth and nail, in true and full ownership, on which house and garden Adam shall pay within three months from date twenty-five guilders, which shall be the last payment." Signed AB, the mark of Adam Brouwer, and by Heidreick Jansz. Witnessed by Willem Breidenbent and Pawlus Van der Becke, at Fort Amsterdam before Cornelis van Tienhoven, Secretary.15
  • On 2 May 1645, Adam Brouwer appeared as a plaintiff before the council demanding of Hendrick Jansen, locksmith, delivery of the deed for the house lot he purchased. The defendant stated he was willing provided the plaintiff bind himself for the payment of the account rendered to him. It was ordered that in the deed the house be mortgaged until the defendant was paid.16
  • On 7 Feb 1647, Adam Brouwer was granted a certain lot for a house and garden out of the lot of Hendrick Jansz which was laid out by the surveyor on 2 June 1644. The lot, in New Amsterdam, was next to the lot of Willem Bredenbent. "It is excepted that Hendrick Smith shall have the privilege of passing over the land of Adam Brouwer until the aforesaid Adam shall build on the road and no longer."17
  • On 12 Feb 1652, Adam Brouwer, as plaintiff, filed suit against Machiel Janssen, demanding "proof that he had grain to sell, because he, the defendant, would have said so, and that he, the plaintiff, would have taken it from the mill." The council ordered Adam to prove that the defendant said so, or to pay the defendant's expenses.18
  • On 26 Feb 1652, Adam Brouwer was ordered to pay £43 to (___) Kristman.19
  • Adam Brouwer's lot in New Amsterdam was mentioned in a conveyance dated 15 Oct 1653.20
  • Adam moved to Brooklyn, where in 1657, "Adam Brouwer of Gowanus" was taxed £6 towards the support of the minister. Adam Brouwer and his wife, Magdalena Verdon, appear on the membership roll of the Reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn on 12 March 1660. A censure, by certificate to New York, was added under Adam's name and dated 29 Aug 1667. This was later crossed out. Apparently he had been suspected as having leanings towards the Catholic faith.21
  • , On 18 Dec 1658, a suit was initiated by Thomas Verdon before the Orphan Master's Court at City Hall, New Amsterdam, "Mr. Paulus Van der Beek appears in the place of Tomas Verdon's son and is (directed), that when Tomas Verdon comes, he is to make a settlement of his wife's (Mary Badies's) estate." Apparently this was not completed, and four years later on 8 Feb 1663, Adam Brouwer (for his wife Magdalena Verdon), Thomas Verdon, and Arien Willemsen (Bennet) again appeared before the Orphan Master's Court and requested action in that Paulus Van der Beek should be ordered to let them have "their father's property." A week later on 15 Feb 1663, their mother Marritie Tomas (Mary Badie) made her deposition before the Orphan Master's Court. The Orphan Master's Court decided that the property and persons were not within their jurisdiction and suggested that the petitioners address themselves to the Director General and Council of New Netherlands. On 1 March 1664, a petition by "Willem Willemsen Bennet, Thomas Verdon, Adam Brouwer, and Adriaen Willemsen (Bennet), coheirs of Thomas (error for Jacob) Vardon, praying that Paulus van der Beecq, husband of said Vardon's widow (Mary Badie), may be obliged to account for their paternal estate." This was followed on 10 May 1664 by a warrent to "Sheriff Hegeman to put Adriaen, William, and Marietje Williamsen Bennet in possession of a portion of their late father's lands, pending their suit against Paulus van der Beecq, their stepfather."22,23
  • He and Magdalena Jacobs Verdon were members of the at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 12 September 1660.24
  • Adam Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Adam Praa , son of Pieter Praa and Catharina Letie, on 6 February 1661 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Adam Brouwers & Tryntie Hadders).25,26
  • On 17 Feb 1661, Adam Brouwer, "inhabitant of Goannis and there miller to the water mill," bought out the half interest in the mill held by Isaac de Foreest, burgher of New Amsterdam. Payment was in the form of twenty-four guilders, and two thousand guilders in good merchantable grain, to be paid in two years. Signed by Isaac de Foreest, Adam Brouwer signs with his mark, AB.27
  • Adam Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Abraham Praa , son of Pieter Praa and Catharina Letie, on 5 March 1662 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Adam Brouwer and Maria Fredericks).28,29
  • Adam Brouwer witnessed the baptism of Dirck Gerritszen Kroesen , son of Gerrit Dircksen Kroesen and Neeltje Jans, on 23 July 1662 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Adam Brouwer and Grietje Jans).30,31
  • On 12 Nov 1668, "An Order for Adam Brower of Breucklyn do grinde for all persons without Exception or distinction," was signed by Gov. Lovelace in response to complaints by the Constable and Overseers of Breucklyn as well as by some of the inhabitants that Adam had refused to grind corn for them "upon frivolous pretences." Apparently this had been an ongoing problem which, since the local constable was unable to correct, had to be referred to the Governor of the Province.32
  • In 1669 a fine of five hundred guilders was levied on Adam Brower's estate.33
  • On 6 Sep 1669, The Presentment of a difference between Adam Brower and his wife of Breukelyn and Gerrit Croessen of the same place about an Assault and Battery came before the Court of Assizes for New York, the principles having been bound over from the Court of Sessions held last at Gravesend. The matter was later referred back to the Court of Sessions.34,35
  • On 18 Aug 1670, Adam Brower, among others, was granted a pass to travel aboard the ship Fort Albany, owned by Jacque Cousseau, bound for England and Amsterdam. He is also recorded on a list of persons aboard that same ship.36
  • On 19 Nov 1670 the Court at New York found that a ten pound fine levied against Gerrit Croosen for assaulting Adam Brouwer's wife, and a ten pound find levied against Adam Brouwer for assaulting Gerrit Croosen were found to counterbalance one another and so were cancelled.37
  • Two mentions regarding Adam Brouwer's mill property are recorded in Kings County Conveyances, Lib.2, with the date of 12 Sep 1698. The first on p.178, "I underwritten doe acknowledge to the requisition of Adam Brewer what I Arent Evertse have written between Adam Brewer and Joh Buys concerning the corner and meadow and the mill is grounded upon what is comprehended in the same I will declare and verifye by oath at all times. Actum in Yorke 17 Juny 1671." (signed) Averts. "This above written testimony was sworn unto by Arent Everson before me." (Signed) Mathias Nicolls, Mayor. On the following page 179 appears, "John Cornelinsse Buys, aged 38 years and Dirick Jansen, aged about 32 years acknowledge they heard John Evertse Bout in the house of John Damon, tavern keeper in Brooklyn, say that he did not give Adam Brewer the above property but Adam Brewer's children." (The statement is not clear). Both sign 20 Aug 1667 in the presence of Peter Janse Schooll and Denys Isaack Van Sartervelt "honest persons." John C. Buys signs by mark and Arent Evertsen is an extra witness for Dirck Janse.38
  • On the 20 Aug 1675 assessment rolls at Breukelen, Adam Brouwer is assessed at 2 polls, 2 cows, 3 ditto of 3 yrs, 3 sheep, 1 hog, 1 1/2 morgen of valley.39
  • Adam Brouwer appeared on the assessment list of at Breukelen, Long Island, in September 1676 assessed 37 14, with 1 poll, 3 cows, 4 sheep and 1 1/2 morgens of valley.40
  • He was a member of the at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, in 1677 at Gowanus.41
  • He witnessed the baptism of Adolph Evertszen Van Gelder , son of Evert Hendricksen and Fytie Adamse Brouwer, on 14 February 1677 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Adam Brouwer en Syn huysvrouw).42
  • On the 1678 list of "Estates of the Inhabitants of Newtowne, Long Island" is listed Adam Bruer, 1 head, 2 cows. Hoffman adds that it was possible that Adam Brouwer owned property there, but that he was probably not an inhabitant. The son, Adam would have been only 16 years old in 1678.21,43
  • A matter regarding Adam Brouwer appears in the Consistory Minutes of the Flatbush Reformed Church. In August 1679 it is stated that Adam has been under censure "and has been spoken to on various occasions by the consistory of Brooklyn (under whose jurisdiction he lives), and has persistently conducted himself irreverently, and has unto the present postponed his repentance and joining with parties, it was likewise decided that the consistory should give him one more warning and in default of improvement should then proceed to his dismissal." Then on 10 Feb 1680, "Adam Brouwer shall be finally asked if he will surrender his case to the decision of the Honorable Consistory in order to end the disputes with his parties, and, to this end, to appear with them in their meeting. Also whether he still adheres to the Reformed faith. If a negative response is made by him, they shall threaten him with banishment and excommunication and surely also proceed thereto, but not without the knowledge and approval of the Honorable Consistory of New York."44
  • Adam Brouwer and Magdalena Jacobs Verdon were members of the at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 19 November 1679 (at) Gowanus.45
  • Adam Brouwer appeared on the assessment list of at Breukelen, Long Island, on 26 September 1683 with 1 poll, 1 mill, 3 cows, 1 ditto of 2 years, 2 ditto, 3 sheep, 3 morgens of land, totaling 149.10.46
  • He and Magdalena Jacobs Verdon were members of the at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, The list of members living at Gowanus is undated, however, it does state that Johannes Christoffelsz died on 22 Nov 1684, so it was recorded at some time after that date. Adam is said to be under censure, and next to Magdalena is the notation, "by certifictate for N.York, 29 August 1707," which is then crossed out. Willem Brouwer and his wife Elisabeth appear next on the record.47
  • Adam Brouwer took the Oath of Allegiance in September 1687 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, as "Adam brouwer, 45 Jeare" (45 years in this country).48
  • His will was dated on 22 January 1691/92 proved 21 March 1692 (on file at the office of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals in Albany). He calls himself "Adam Brouwer Berkhoven inhabitant of ye town of Bruckland, being at present sick a body but fully having his knowledge." His witnesses are named as Henry Sleght, Cornelius Sebring and John Fredricks. Adam leaves his "whole estate moveable and immoveable my wife Magdalena Brewer and my utmost will and desire is that none of my children shall trouble or move their mother during her life." Adam Brower "makes to his eldest sonn Peter Brewer three shillings for reasons that he was disobedient to his father, as also Jacob Brewer and Aeltie Brewer, who for reasons of their disobedience shall not receive a penny from their father Adam Brower, but ye testator bequeath ye land from ye three disobedient children Peter Brewer ye eldest, Jacob Brewer and Aeltie Brewer upon their children ye portion of Peter upon his children, ye portion of Jacob upon his children, ye portion of Aeltie upon her children." Adam names his children as Mathys, William, Adam, Abraham, Nicholas, daughter Mary, Fytie, Helena, Anna, Sara, Rachel, "these eleven children shall have equal portions amongst them, also ye children of ye disobedient children above named they shall also with ye other eleven children equally divided." Adam makes special bequests to Adolphus son of William Brewer "three pieces of eight"; to "Mathys his daughter Magdalena one piece of eight, and Mary her daughter Magdalena one piece of eight. Peter Brewer his daughter Magdalena one piece of eight and his daughter Vroutie one piece of eight, with Fytie daughter Magdalena one piece of eight."49
  • Administration of Adam Brouwer's estate was granted on 15 April 1693, for the estate of Adam Brewer, late of Brooklyn, granted by Gov. Benjamin Fletcher to his widow, Magdalena Brewer.11
  • Adam's most enduring legacy was of course the mill he built at Gowanus, initially in partnership with Isaac de Foreest (who likely supplied the financial backing). Adam probably had the mill built in the early 1650's on land that had been patented to Jan Everts Bout on 8 July 1645. In May 1664, along with other inhabitants of Gowanus, Adam Brouwer petitioned the Governor and Council to have the canal between Red Hook Island and the mainland dredged. This was the first action in what would eventually create the "Gowanus Canal," which today borders the neighborhoods of Red Hook and South Brooklyn on the west and Gowanus/Park Slope on the east. "Brouwer's Mill" is thought to have been the first water mill built in Brooklyn (Breukelen) and the first to have operated in New Netherlands. It appears that the rights to the property were secured by Adam's children as a claim of a "gift" from Jan Everts Bout only after both Adam and Jan Everts Bout were deceased. Some decades before, Adam became the sole owner of the mill business when he bought out Isaac de Foreest's interest for 2,400 guilders payable in grain (wheat and rye at 4 glds., buckwheat and maize at 2 glds. per skepel) with the remaining 400 glds. in wampum. Full rights to the mill property were purchased in 1698 by his two youngest sons, Abraham and Nicholas, from Adam's other heirs. The deed for this purchase is certainly the most useful document found for constructing the family of Adam Brouwer. The deed was not recorded but was later found in the possession of descendants of Garret Brouwer, and has been noted by the early Brouwer family researchers, Bergen, Totten, and Hoffman. Dated 12 Aug 1698 it names Pieter, Matthyas, William, Jacob and Adam Brouwer, Barent Van Tillburg, Matthys Cornelisse, Jesaias Dreax, William Nazareth, William Hilton, Thomas Knight and Peter Hendrix, "all sons and sons-in-law of Adam Brouwer of Gowanus." The above named convey to Abraham Brouwer and Nicholas Brouwer, their two brothers in consideration of £270, the plot on which the mill stands, and the Neck of land and meadows therunto belonging. On the same day, Adam's widow, Magdalena, conveyed her interest in the mill property to Abraham and Nicholas for a separate consideration. During the first decade of the 1700's sons, Abraham and Nicholas, together expanded the mill property and built a second mill, which was then referred to as the "New Mill." In 1706 the two brothers signed an indenture certifying their joint ownership in the mill and other properties. In 1709 the "New Mill" was built, and by two indentures in 1710, the brothers decided to split the properties into separate ownership with Abraham possessing the "Old Mill," and Nicholas, the "New Mill." On 20 June 1712, Nicholas conveyed his mill property to his brother Abraham for the sum of £1200, and by 1719 Nicholas had moved his family from Gowanus, relocating to Fordham Manor, and leaving Abraham as the sole Brouwer still in the milling business at Gowanus. In September 1737, Abraham conveyed to his son Jurie (Jeremiah) Brouwer, the "Old Mill" property, and by a separate conveyance sold to his son Abraham, the "New Mill" property. The mill property remained in the possession of these two brothers through the American Revolution, and in August 1776, the Battle of Long Island, or more appropriately, the Battle of Brooklyn was fought on the mill's doorstep. It was here, and at the neighboring "Old Stone House," that William Alexander (a.k.a. Lord Stirling) and his Marylanders held off the British invasion long enough for Gen. Washington to begin the evacuation of his troops from Long Island. The mill and its stores were ordered to be burned during the retreat. A partially destroyed mill anchors Alonzo Chappel's, 1858 painting, Battle of Long Island. In November 1785, Adolphus Brouwer (son of Jurie [Jeremiah] Brouwer, grandson of Abraham, and great-grandson of Adam) purchased the mill property, as well as all the timbers that had been collected to build a mill, from the remaining heirs of Jeremiah Brouwer. Adolph apparently rebuilt the mill, and on 4 May 1798, Adolph sold the mill and property to John C. Freeke of New York City, for a considerable profit over his own purchase price. One hundred and fifty three years after the property on which the mill stood was patented, Brouwer's Mill became Freeke's Mill. In November 1818, Mary (Elsworth) Brower, widow of Abraham, and descendants of Jeremiah Brower petitioned the U.S. Congress for reimbursement of losses suffered on the mill property during August 1776. They were denied their claim with the reasons that the petitioners waited too long, and that they applied to the wrong jurisdiction (they were told to petition New York State).50,51
  • Adam Brouwer and his family have been covered in past published accounts beginning in 1878 with T.G. Bergen's, "Contributions to the History of the Early Settlers of Kings County, N.Y." (NYG&BR 9(1878):126-9). Fifty-eight years then passed between T.G. Bergen's treatment of Adam Brouwer, and the publication of "Brouwer (Brower-Brewer) Family Notes," by John Reynolds Totten in NYG&BR 67(1936):103-10, 217-29. Bergen and Totten's work were not without errors and in 1938 William J. Hoffman published "Brouwer Corrections" (NYG&BR 69(1938):172-9) to address some inconsistencies. Then, beginning in April 1947, William J. Hoffman published in a series of articles appearing in The American Genealogist (TAG) titled, "Brouwer Beginnings: The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family." It is to date the most complete published treatment of Adam Brouwer's family. The first significant research regarding Adam Brouwer to be published in the sixty years since "Brouwer Beginnings,” appeared in the NYG&BR 138(2007):245-9. The article, "DNA Analysis: Adam Brouwer Berckhoven, Elias Brouwer of New Jersey, and John Brewer of Ohio," by Richard D. Brewer, PhD, Scott Kraus, and William B. Bogardus, laid to rest any thoughts that Adam and his descendants may be closely related to Jan Brouwer, blacksmith, of Flatlands, Long Island. Analysis of DNA samples from known descendants of Adam, and of Jan, has shown that any possible common ancestor for the two could only be found tens of thousands of years ago. The Brewer DNA project, co-administrated by Richard D. Brewer, continues, and can be found at www.familytreedna.com (search for Brewer).
  • The identity of Adam's own parents and his ancestry is unknown. Claims that Adam is a son of either Pieter Clement Brouwer, or of Frans Sijmonsen Brouwer, are undocumented and unproven. Such claims are apparently based on nothing but a common surname.52,53
  • The child Daniel, baptized on 7 May 1678 at the New York Reformed Church has been claimed as a son of Adam Brouwer. He is placed in the family as a "claimed son," however, it more likely that Daniel is not a son of Adam Brouwer and Magdalena Verdon.54

Family: Magdalena Jacobs Verdon b. bt 1627 - 1629

Citations

  1. [S2009] Richard D. Brewer, Scott Kraus and William B. Bogardus, "DNA Analysis: Adam Brouwer Berckhoven, Elias Brouwer of New Jersey, and John Brewer of Ohio", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.138, page 245 (2007). Hereinafter cited as "DNA Analysis: Adam Brouwer, Elias Brouwer and John Brewer."
  2. [S2227] Chris Chester, "New Insight into the Origins of Adam Brouwer", New Netherland Connections Vol. 13, pages 85-92 (2008). Hereinafter cited as "New Insight into the Origins of Adam Brouwer."
  3. [S504] T.G. Bergen, "Contributions to the History of the Early Settlers of Kings County, N.Y.", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vols. 9-11 (1878-1880): It should first be noted that T.G. Bergen's accounts of the various Brouwer families is flawed and that corrections were pointed out by later researchers. Any present day account of the Adam Brouwer family, which solely relies on the words of T.G. Bergen, must be considered to be in error and should not be followed.
    Bergen begins his sketch by stating that Adam Broúwer, "or, more properly Adam Broúwer Berkhoven immigrated to this county in 1642 from Ceúlen or Cologne..." Bergen surmises that Berkhoven may possibly be derived from the village of Bercham in North Braband in the Netherlands, and suggests that Brouwer, Dutch for brewer, may have been an occupation. Bergen lists the following early New Amsterdam records in which Adam appears. On 31 Feb 1645 he purchased a house and garden lot of Hendrick Jansen for which in consequence of Hendrick refusing to deliver the deed, Adam commenced a suit against Hendrick in May of the same year. On 7 Feb 1647, Adam obtained a patent from the Dutch government for a lot on Manhattan Island. On 19 Aug 1756 Adam sold this lot to Dirck Schilluyne, with the house thereon, lying "north of the begun Graft," between the lot of Jan the cooper, on the west, and Egbert Woutersen on the east. On the date of this sale Adam was residing on Long Island. In 1661, Adam and Isaac De Foreest held jointly the oldest tide mill in Brooklyn, known for many years as Brower's Mill, in which Adam soon purchased De Foreest's interest. The land was within the boundary of the patent of Jan Evertse Bout of 6 July 1665. In his lifetime, Bout appears to have verbally given the mill to Adam Brouwer's children, but the gift was probably considered void, as in a recital of the deed dated 30 April 1707, Sybrant Brouwer to Abram and Nicholas Brouwer (Kings Co. Deeds 3:201) it appears that a conveyance had been executed by the heirs of Jan Evertse Bout and "Tunis Nuyse" to Adam Brouwer, their ancestor, for the neck of land on which the mill was located. On 1 April 1654, Theunis Nyssen, farmer of Gowanus, sold to Adam Brouwer a piece of woodland, 45 Dutch rods broad, extending in the woods as the patent of Nyssen's land extends; also the land on which Adam's house is built and enclosed in fence, and the meadows in front thereof, located in Gowanus. These premises joined the neck of land above referred to, and covered part of the farm late of the heirs of Theodorus Polhemus. The consideration of this deed (the original was among the papers of Garret Brower of Gowanus) is "for which above said gift the said Adam Brouwer doth promise on ye behalf of ye said Theunis Nyssen to be in his service the time of 18 days in the present month of April & the month of April 1655, 18 days, all without any cost of ye said Theunis Nyssen, &c." In 1676, Adam bought of Frederick Lubbertse, a piece of meadow adjoining the dam of the Gowanus mill. Adam and his wife were members of the Dutch Church of Brooklyn in 1677, and in 1679 and 1680, he appears to have been under censure, on suspicion of leaning towards the Catholic religion. Bergen notes a deed dated 12 Aug 1698, which was not recorded but was in the possession of the heirs of Garret Brower of Gowanus, in which Pieter, Matthyas, William, Jacob, and Adam Brouwer, Barent Van Tillburgh, Matthys Cornelise, Jesaies Dreax, William Nazareth, William Hilton, Thomas Knight, and Pieter Hendrix, "all sons and sons-in-law of Adam Brouwer of Gowanus," convey to Abraham and Nicholas Brouwer, their two brothers, in consideration of £270, the plot on which the mill stands, and the "Neck of land and meadows thereunto belonging." On the same date (12 Aug 1698) Magdalena, widow of Adam Brouwer, conveyed to her sons, Abraham and Nicholas, in consideration of an annual payment of 300 gal., 10 skipples of wheat, 2 of Indian corn, and 2 loads of hay, and the payment of her debts, her right in the dwelling house, mill house, mill and creeks,thereunto belonging, situated in Brooklyn. Hereinafter cited as "Early Settlers of Kings Co."
  4. [S531] John Reynolds Totten, "Brouwer (Brower-Brewer) Family Notes", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record Vol. 67, pp.103-110, 217-229 (1936): The "Notes" were published posthumously, as J.R. Totten died in Feb. 1936 (the preceeding article in that quarter's issue recalled Totten's life and accomplishments). Totten begins by stating his interest in investigating and publishing his findings on the Brouwer family is motivated by a desire to sort out the many claims of descent from Adam's son, Jacob Brouwer and his wife Annetje Bogardus, a granddaughter of Anneke Jans and Dom. Evarardus Bogardus. He begins by noting that the earliest mention of the Brouwer name in New Netherlands is recorded in the Minutes of the Council of New Amsterdam (published in the Register of New Netherland, 1626-1674, compiled by E.B. O'Callaghan: 11-12) which notes a Jan Jansen Brouwer as a member of the Council in 1626 and 1630. The roll of those in Kings County in the Province of New York who took the oath of allegiance to the British Government in 1687 (published in the Holland Society Year Book, 1896) is an early source which provides a list of Brouwers in Kings County is presented by Totten, and among the list is Adam Brouwer, living in Brooklyn (i.e. Gowanus), having been in this country for 45 years in Sep. 1687, which places his arrival at 1642, three years before his marriage. Totten's article is focused on sorting out the earliest Brouwers in Kings County, it corrects some early errors of Bergen, gives an account of the family of Jan Brouwer, blacksmith, of Flatlands, a contemporary of Adam Brouwer (but in no way related), but does not include a compiled genealogy of Adam's family. Totten also delt with one line of Adam's descendants in "Verdon Family Notes," NYG&BR 64(1933):105-32. Totten's aim here was to correct some errors in the recently published Gesner Genealogy, which he did, but in turn left errors of his own.. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Family Notes, NYG&BR 67 (1936)."
  5. [S526] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Corrections", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 69:172-179 (1938): William J. Hoffman set out to correct some of the errors and omissions made by Totten (in his earlier piece in the Record [1933 Verdon]), and errors made in the "Gesner Genealogy" which appeared in the Record in 1925. The corrections revolved around the placement of the family of Jacobus Brouwer and Jannetje Van der Beek, that is finding the correct parrents of Jacobus (he is the son of Abraham Brouwer and Elizabeth Ackerman), and of the family of Adolphus Brouwer and Jannetje Verdon, most importantly with this later couple, placing Adolphus as a son of Nicholas Brouwer and Jannetje Caljer (correcting earlier missplacements) and identifying their sons Isaac (m.Jacomijtie Quackenbos) and Nicholas (b.1714 who m. Mary Dutcher and Sarah Drake).. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Corr., NYGBR 69 (1938)."
  6. [S506] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 23:194. #1 in the genealogy. Hoffman's motivation for the articles is, as what he sees, a need to correct and clarify the earlier treatments of the family, which he describes as "in several instances, extremely unreliable." Specifically noted for their flaws and errors is the Brouwer data appearing in the New Harlem Register by Toler, T.G. Bergen's Kings Co. Settlers, and The Hill-Brouwer Manuscript in the collections of the N.Y. Geneological & Biographical Society. Hoffman's manuscript for the "Brouwer Beginnings" articles contains additional info and notes regarding the Brouwer family, and can be found at the New YorK Genealogical and Biographical Society in New York City. Both the "Brouwer Beginnings" articles and the manuscript have been used as a base for the genealogy of Adam Brouwer's family presented here.. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  7. [S2227] Chris Chester, "New Insight into the Origins of Adam Brouwer", New Netherland Connections Vol. 13, pages 85-92 (2008): To my knowledge this approximate date of birth is not based on any account in which Adam may have given his age (such as a deposition). The date, ca.1620, is what seems to be generally accepted, and is most likely based upon Adam's marriage in 1645, and assuming he was about aged 25 when married. A reasonable assumption for the time in which he lived.. Hereinafter cited as "New Insight into the Origins of Adam Brouwer."
  8. [S3451] Jeff Snedeker, "The Men Who Fought the Manhattan Indian War: Part II, The Roster", New Netherland Connections Vol. 4, page 97 (1999): 4:112. Hereinafter cited as "The Men Who Fought the Manhattan Indian War, Part 2."
  9. [S1543] Samuel S. Purple, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York; Marriages from 11 December 1639 to 26 August 1801 (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, reprint 2003, original 1890 NYG&BS), page 13. Adam Brouwer, j.m. Van Ceulen, en Magdalena Verdon, j.d. Van N. Nederlt. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, RDC NA/NY.
  10. [S2047] Arnold J. F. van Laer, Kenneth Scott (Ed.) and Kenn Stryker-Rodda (Ed.), Council Minutes, 1638-1649, New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch, Vol. 4 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974), pp.291-295 (242). A Summons to the Rev. Everardus Bogardus which describes a confrontation between Rev. Bogardus and Dir. Gen. Kieft.. Hereinafter cited as Council Minutes, 1638-1649.
  11. [S2641] New York Historical Society, Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year 1892 (New York: Publication Fund Series, 1893), page 213. Hereinafter cited as Coll. of the NYHS, 1892.
  12. [S2037] Arnold J.F. Van Laer, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1647, New York Historical Manuscripts, Vol. 2 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974), pages 290-291, no. 141a, b. Hereinafter cited as Register of the Provincial Sec., 1642-1647. http://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org/files/4114/0151/9401/…
  13. [S2037] Arnold J.F. Van Laer, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1647, New York Historical Manuscripts, Vol. 2 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974), pp.290-2. (141a) Assingment by Adam Brouwer to Geurt Servaessen of his claim on the West India Company. (141b) Power of Attorney from Adam Brouwer to Guert Servaeszen to collect wages due from the West India Company.pp341-2 (149j) Power of Attorney from Adam Brouwer to Govert Loockermans to receive monry due him by the West India Company. "Marinhan" is present day Maranhão, a State in northeast Brazil, along the Atlantic Coast.. Hereinafter cited as Register of the Provincial Sec., 1642-1647. http://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org/files/4114/0151/9401/…
  14. [S4728] Steve Brewer, Adam Brouwer Before New Amsterdam, Digital file, July 10, 2012, Chris Chester, Kent, New York, page 2. Guert Servaesz worked as a baleinsnijder (whalebone cutter) while living at Papenbrugsteeg 4 in Amsterdam in 1650. Citing Bronnen tot de geschiedenis van het bedrijfsleven en het gildewezen van Amsterdam 1510-1672/Sources for the history of business and guilds in Amsterdam 1510-1672 at www.historici.nl.
  15. [S2037] Arnold J.F. Van Laer, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1647, New York Historical Manuscripts, Vol. 2 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974), p.292 (141c). Contract of sale from Hendrick Jansen to Adam Brouwer of a house and garden on Manhattan Island.. Hereinafter cited as Register of the Provincial Sec., 1642-1647. http://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org/files/4114/0151/9401/…
  16. [S2047] Arnold J. F. van Laer, Kenneth Scott (Ed.) and Kenn Stryker-Rodda (Ed.), Council Minutes, 1638-1649, New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch, Vol. 4 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974), p.262-263 (221).. Hereinafter cited as Council Minutes, 1638-1649.
  17. [S2043] Charles T. Gehring, Land Papers, New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch, Vols. GG, HH & II (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980), p.48 (GG 167) Patent to Adam Brouwer.. Hereinafter cited as Land Papers.
  18. [S2042] Charles T. Gehring, Council Minutes, 1652-1654, New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch, Vol. 5 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), p.15. Hereinafter cited as Council Minutes, 1652-1654.
  19. [S2042] Charles T. Gehring, Council Minutes, 1652-1654, New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch, Vol. 5 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), p.18. Hereinafter cited as Council Minutes, 1652-1654.
  20. [S2043] Charles T. Gehring, Land Papers, New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch, Vols. GG, HH & II (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980), p.124 (II 54) Conveyance to Abram Pieterse Molenaer from Adriaen Keyser.. Hereinafter cited as Land Papers.
  21. [S506] 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/…
  22. [S1658] Wilson V. Ledley, "Willem Adriaense Bennet of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Some of His Descendants", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.93, pp. 193-204; 94, pp. 34-41, 107-114, 156-169, 205-213; Vol. 95, pp. 10-27, 155-165, 204-207 (1962-1964): 93:201. Hereinafter cited as "Willem Adriaense Bennet of Brooklyn."
  23. [S1710] Berthold Fernow, Minutes of the Orphan Masters of New Amsterdam 1655 to 1663, Vol.1 (New York: Francis P. Harper, 1902), pp.229-230. Hereinafter cited as Orphanmasters NA 1655-1663. Https://archive.org/details/cu31924083881072.
  24. [S2806] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 13. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  25. [S1706] Baptisms in the Reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn as per the records of said Church from Oct. 31, 1660 to Dec 13, 1719: From Corporation Manual of the City of Brooklyn, 1869, pages 448 to 504; FHL film #0017529, item 4 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1939), Copied and translated from the Dutch by Teunis G. Bergen. Filmed from the typed manuscript in the Holland Society of New York, p.448. Hereinafter cited as Brooklyn Baptisms (T.G. Bergen).
  26. [S2806] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 109. Adam (died February 8, 1661); parents: Pieter Pra, Catharina Letie, "at the Creupelbosch". Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  27. [S2045] Kenneth Scott and Kenn Stryker-Rodda, The Register of Salomon Lachaire, Notary Public of New Amsterdam, 1661-1662, New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978), p.13-14. Hereinafter cited as Reg. of Salomon Lachaire, 1661-1662.
  28. [S1706] Baptisms in the Reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn as per the records of said Church from Oct. 31, 1660 to Dec 13, 1719: From Corporation Manual of the City of Brooklyn, 1869, pages 448 to 504; FHL film #0017529, item 4 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1939), Copied and translated from the Dutch by Teunis G. Bergen. Filmed from the typed manuscript in the Holland Society of New York, p.450. Hereinafter cited as Brooklyn Baptisms (T.G. Bergen).
  29. [S2806] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 111. Abraham; parents: Pieter Pra, Catrina Abrahams, "from the Creupelb(osch)". Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  30. [S1717] Lila James Roney, "The Kroesen-Croesen Family of Staten Island and Bucks County, Pennsylvania", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.75 (1944): 75:97. Hereinafter cited as "Kroesen-Croesen, NYGBR 75 (1944)."
  31. [S2806] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 112. Dirck; parents: Gerrit Croesen, Neeltie Jans. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  32. [S2041] Peter R. Christoph and Florence A. Christoph, Books of General Entries of the Colony of New York, 1664-1673, New York Historical Manuscripts, English (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1982), p.181. Hereinafter cited as Books of General Entries, New York, 1664-1673.
  33. [S2041] Peter R. Christoph and Florence A. Christoph, Books of General Entries of the Colony of New York, 1664-1673, New York Historical Manuscripts, English (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1982), p.300. The entry is from the mss index. Apparently the full text is missing, as is the date although it is listed with other full entries from 1669. The fine is probably a result of his having refused to grind corn equitably.. Hereinafter cited as Books of General Entries, New York, 1664-1673.
  34. [S2044] Peter R. Christoph and Florence A. Christoph, Records of the Court of Assizes for the Colony of New York, 1665-1682, New York Historical Manuscripts, English (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), p.48. Hereinafter cited as Recs. of the Court of Assizes, 1665-1682.
  35. [S2046] Peter R. Chistoph, Administrative Papers of Governors Richard Nicolls and Francis Lovelace, 1664-1673, New York Historical Manuscripts, English, Vol. 22 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980), p.200. no.7. Gives the date for the hearing before the Court of Assizes, 6 Sept. 1669. The Court of Assizes session itself is not dated.. Hereinafter cited as Adm. Papers of Govs. Nicholls and Lovelace, 1664-1673.
  36. [S2041] Peter R. Christoph and Florence A. Christoph, Books of General Entries of the Colony of New York, 1664-1673, New York Historical Manuscripts, English (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1982), p.370 (A:586); p.378 (A602).. Hereinafter cited as Books of General Entries, New York, 1664-1673.
  37. [S2041] Peter R. Christoph and Florence A. Christoph, Books of General Entries of the Colony of New York, 1664-1673, New York Historical Manuscripts, English (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1982), p.385. Hereinafter cited as Books of General Entries, New York, 1664-1673.
  38. [S1755] Josephine C. Frost, "Genealogical Gleanings From Book No. 2 of Conveyances, Brooklyn, Kings Co., N.Y.", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.54 (1923): 54:306. Kings Co. Deeds 2:178, 179. Hereinafter cited as "Brooklyn Conveyances, NYGBR 54 (1923)."
  39. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  40. [S1714] Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York, Excerpted from The Documentary History of the State of New York (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1979, 1989, 1999), p.100. Adam Brouwer, Willem Brouwer and Jabecq Brouwer all listed in succession.. Hereinafter cited as Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York.
  41. [S1749] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 353. Old Members found here in the 4 Villages in the year 1677. Gowanus. Under censure Adam Brouwer and wife Magdalena Verdon by certificate for N. York 29 August 1707 (crossed through). Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  42. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 8:121. Adolf; parents: Evert Hendrickszen, Fytie Brouwers; witnesses: Adam Brouwer, en Syn huysvrouw.
  43. [S4566] Berthold Fernow, Documents Relating to the History of the Early Colonial Settlements Principally on Long Island, with a map of its western part, made in 1666, Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, Vol. 14 (Albany, N. Y.: Weed, Parson and Company, 1883), page 739. Adam Bruer with 1 Head and 2 Cows, all other columns are marked 0.. Hereinafter cited as DRCHNY v.14. Https://archive.org/details/documentsrelativ14brod.
  44. [S1749] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), pp.17-18, 25. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  45. [S1749] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 337 Register of the Members from the Four Villages. 19 Nov 1679. Gowanus. Adam Brouwer, under censure, and wife Magdalena Verdon. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  46. [S1714] Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York, Excerpted from The Documentary History of the State of New York (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1979, 1989, 1999), p.120. Hereinafter cited as Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York.
  47. [S1749] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), p.355. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  48. [S1714] Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York, Excerpted from The Documentary History of the State of New York (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1979, 1989, 1999), p.38. Hereinafter cited as Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York.
  49. [S1560] Adam Brouwer will (22 Jan 1691/92), Albany Wills, 1629-1802 Vol. AB, page 3: A transcription of Adam Brouwer's will can be found at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…
    Digital images of Adam Brouwer's will, as found in the Albany records, can be viewed at https://picasaweb.google.com/ccbnf1404/AdamBrouwerSWill1692, Albany Court of Appeals, Albany, New York. Hereinafter cited as Albany Wills AB:3.
  50. [S2010] John J. Gallagher, The Battle of Brooklyn (New York: Sarpedon, 1995), An excellent modern account one of the Revolution's most important events.. Hereinafter cited as Battle of Brooklyn.
  51. [S1538] Brower Mill Petition, 1818 Congressional petition, by Mary Brower, widow of Abraham Brower deceased, on behalf of descendants of Jeremiah Brower, deceased (Washington, D.C.: NARA, Nov. 25, 1818). Photocopy in the possession of Lilly Martin. Transcribed by Lilly Martin, 2007.. Hereinafter cited as 1818 Congressional Petition.
  52. [S2110] Notes on the Search for Adam Brouwer's Origins. FHL #0187154 Kirchenbuch 1571-1803, Nederlands Hervomde Kerk, Coln. Has the years 1614 to 1630 with a few gaps. Did not find any name that resembles the surname Brouwer/Brauer or the given name Adolph or Adam. June 20, 2008.
    FHL #01851754 Kirchenbuch Hochdeutsche Ref. Kirche, Coln, 1593-1803. There is a baptism dated 4 Feb 1594 of Bieltgen daughter of Chirstoffel Brewer von Winstern and Entgen Wiehsweilers, sponsors Eva Pieters, Christian haus frau, Johan Perrin und Wielhelmen Wirts haus frau. Baptisms end in 1594 then resume with the year 1720. July 18, 2008.
    FHL #0118630 Kerkelijke registers, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk, Katwijk Binnen, Zuid Holland. Searched Aug. 15, 2008. This search was an attempt to find a baptism record for an Adam son of Frans Sijmonsen Brouwer. No one by the name of Brouwer, or Adam, or Frans, was found in the registers for the years 1620-1622.
    FHL #0187108 Kirchenbuch 1595-1798 Katholische Kirche Kunibertkirche, Coln. Searched Aug. 29, 2008. No Brouwers were found.
    FHL #0187140 Kirchenbuch 1591-1798, Katholische Kirche Mauritskirsche, Coln. Searched Sept. 5, 2008.. Hereafter as Search for Adam Brouwer's Origins.
  53. [S2227] Chris Chester, "New Insight into the Origins of Adam Brouwer", New Netherland Connections Vol. 13, pages 85-92 (2008): We know that Adam was born in Cologne from his 1645 marriage record at the Dutch Church in New Amsterdam. The record calls Adam, "van Ceulen," which in the context of the marriage records of that time, would indicate that he was born in Cologne (now within the borders of present day Germany). In his own will Adam called himself, "Adam Brouwer Berchoven." Berchoven, or variations thereof, were also used on the marriage records of a number of his children, namely Abraham, Nicholas, Rachel, Adam, Jr., and Anna. The article includes an explanation of “Berckhoven.". Hereinafter cited as "New Insight into the Origins of Adam Brouwer."
  54. [S119] Notes:See the Brouwer Genealogy blog posting, "Daniel, Son of Adam Brouwer???" of December 15, 2012, for an update see www.brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com, "Daniel, Son of Adam Brouwer ???" post of December 15, 2012.
  55. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 5:96. Wilhelmus; parents: Adam Brouwer, (mother not recorded).
  56. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 5:149. Maria; parents: Adam Brouwer, (mother not recorded).

Adam Adamsz Brouwer1,2

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

Family: Marretje Hendrickse b. bt 1660 - 1665

Citations

  1. [S504] 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. [S505] Floyd I. Brewer, A Dutch - English Odyssey; Stories of Brewer & Estey Families in North America 1636-1996 (Delmar, New York: Floyd I. Brewer; Hamilton Printing Co., 1997), Please note that the author's line of descent from Adam Brouwer, as claimed in this book, is incorrect. Hereinafter cited as A Dutch-English Odyssey.
  3. [S1706] Baptisms in the Reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn as per the records of said Church from Oct. 31, 1660 to Dec 13, 1719: From Corporation Manual of the City of Brooklyn, 1869, pages 448 to 504; FHL film #0017529, item 4 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1939), Copied and translated from the Dutch by Teunis G. Bergen. Filmed from the typed manuscript in the Holland Society of New York, p.450. Hereinafter cited as Brooklyn Baptisms (T.G. Bergen).
  4. [S2806] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 112. Adam; parents: Adam Brouwer, Magdaleentie Jacobs. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  5. [S1749] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), p.269. Adam Adamse (B)erkoven, j.m., met Marretie Hendricks, j.d., beijde woonachtigh tot Bruekelen" (both residing at Brooklyn). Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  6. [S1979] Kings County, New York, Deeds v.1-4; FHL #1413189 (New York, New York, Salt Lake City, Utah: Recordak Corp.; Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957), Microfilm of original records at the New York Registers Office in New York City., 3:91. A list of the assessment of Broocklands inmprovable lands and meadows within fence. The other possibilities here for the "Marya Brower," are Willem Brouwer's wife Martha, although Willem was still alive himself, or Marritje Brouwer, the wife of Barent van Tilburg, although he was also alive on this date.. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  7. [S1749] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 269. Adam Adamse (B)erckhoven, young man, with Marretie Hendricks, young lady; both residing at Brooklyn. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  8. [S1749] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 433. Jannetje; parents: Everd Hendriksz, Sophia Brouwers; op Breukelen; witnesses: Adolph Brouwer, de Jonge, Marritje Brouwers. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  9. [S506] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:29. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  10. [S513] Arthur Pine Van Gelder, "Van Gelder Families in America", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record Vol.75 (1944): 75:169. Hereinafter cited as "Van Gelder, NYG&BR 75 (1944)."
  11. [S1557] 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 139. Hendrick; parents: Matthys Brouwer, Marritie Pieters; witnesses: Adam Brouwer, Barentie Hendricx. Hereinafter cited as Baptisms RDC New Amsterdam/New York (1639-1730).
  12. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 10:26. Hendrick; parents: Evert Hendrickszen, Fytie Brouwers; witnesses: Adam Brouwer, Marritie Brouwers.
  13. [S1749] David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 432. Stijntje (crossed through) Aaltje; parents: Matthijs Brouwer, Marie Pieters; op Midwoud; witnesses: Aaltje Pieters, Adolph Brouwer, de Jonge. Hereinafter cited as RDC Flatbush Recs.
  14. [S2806] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 124. Jannitje; parents: Evert Hendricksen, Fijtje Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  15. [S1714] Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York, Excerpted from The Documentary History of the State of New York (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1979, 1989, 1999), p.38. Hereinafter cited as Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York.
  16. [S2806] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 127. Jan; parents: Jesaijas Dreets, Aeltje Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  17. [S1560] Adam Brouwer will (22 Jan 1691/92), Albany Wills, 1629-1802 Vol. AB, page 3: FHL film #0824735, Albany Court of Appeals, Albany, New York. Hereinafter cited as Albany Wills AB:3.
  18. [S1979] Kings County, New York, Deeds v.1-4; FHL #1413189 (New York, New York, Salt Lake City, Utah: Recordak Corp.; Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957), Microfilm of original records at the New York Registers Office in New York City., 3:197. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Deeds v.1-4.
  19. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 14:34. Helena; parents: Willem Nazareth, Helena Brouwers.
  20. [S1714] Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York, Excerpted from The Documentary History of the State of New York (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1979, 1989, 1999), p.176. Hereinafter cited as Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York.
  21. [S1755] Josephine C. Frost, "Genealogical Gleanings From Book No. 2 of Conveyances, Brooklyn, Kings Co., N.Y.", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.54 (1923): 54:315. Hereinafter cited as "Brooklyn Conveyances, NYGBR 54 (1923)."
  22. [S2806] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 131. Maddaleentje; parents: Adam Brouwer, Marritje Hendricksen. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  23. [S2806] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 134. Marijtje; parents: Adam Brouwer, Marritje Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  24. [S2806] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 137. Hillegont; parents: Adam Brouwer, Marritje Brouwer. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.
  25. [S2806] A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 140. Hendrick; parents: Adam Brouwer, Marretje. Hereinafter cited as OFDRC Brooklyn.

Adam Brouwer1

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

Citations

  1. [S506] 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. [S1325] "First Reformed Church Raritan (Somerville) Baptisms", Somerset County Historical Quarterly Vol. 2 (1913): p.210. Adam; parents: Hendrick Brouwer and Elisabeth. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Raritan."

Adam Brouwer1,2

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

Citations

  1. [S1282] William Brower Bogardus, Dear "Cousin": A Charted Genealogy of the Descendants of Anneke Jans Bogardus (1605-1663) to the 5th Generation - and of her sister, Marritje Jans (Wilmington, OH, U.S.A.: Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, 1996), chart 7B. Hereinafter cited as Dear "Cousin."
  2. [S510] John Reynolds Totten, "Anneke Jans (1607-8?-1663) and Her Two Husbands", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record Vol. 56, pages 202-243 (1925): p.231-237. Hereinafter cited as "Anneke Jans, NYG&BR 56 (1925)."
  3. [S1582] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 19:84.
  4. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  5. [S510] John Reynolds Totten, "Anneke Jans (1607-8?-1663) and Her Two Husbands", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record Vol. 56, pages 202-243 (1925): p.231-237. .. Hereinafter cited as "Anneke Jans, NYG&BR 56 (1925)."

Adam Brouwer1

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

Citations

  1. [S1471] William Bogardus, "E-mail correspondence from William Bogardus," e-mail message from Bogardus, William to Chris Chester and et al, Received May 19, 2008.. Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."

Adelia Brouwer1

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

Citations

  1. [S1314] P.R. Warner, Descendants of Peter Willemse Roome (New York: n.pub., 1883), p.162. Hereinafter cited as Des. of Peter Willemse Roome.
  2. [S271] William Richard Cutter, compiler, New England Families Genealogical and Memorial (New York: Clearfield Co.1915; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc. 1997), page 215. Hereinafter cited as New England Familes Genealogical and Memorial.
  3. [S5331] William B. Bogardus Collection of Brouwer, Brower and Brewer Family Material and Correspondence, Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio, Box 5, CEM PP-38, Inscriptions from Methodist Cemetery at Pleasantville, Westchester Co., New York. "Copied Dec. 1907" (by whom and location of source not stated). . Hereafter cited as William B. Bogardus Collection.
  4. [S209] Ronald V. Jackson and Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1850 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1999), Federal census, Ser. M432, Roll 553, page 265B, image 536. Abraham Brower household. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Census.

Adolf Brouwer1,2

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

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

Citations

  1. [S527] Katherine Hewitt Cummin, "Adolphus Brower (1777-1855)", The American Genealogist 44:150-153 (1968). Hereinafter cited as "TAG 44:150-153."
  2. [S526] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Corrections", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 69:172-179 (1938): p.177. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Corr., NYGBR 69 (1938)."
  3. [S1806] First Reformed Church (Hackensack N.J.), Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey (New York: Collections of the Holland Society, 1891), Hackensack Baptisms, page 144. Adolph; parents: Adolf Brouwer, Jannetje Verdon. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  4. [S1695] Burhans Collection, "Records of the First Reformed (Dutch) Church of Poughkeepsie, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.73-75 (1942-1944): 73:230. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Poughkeepsie, NYGBR 73-75."
  5. [S2173] Memorials of Elizabeth Brewer/Brower and Jemima Brewer/Brower, Papers of the British Army in America vol.23, May 1 - June 1780, nos. 2704 - 2818, Ottawa; National Archives of Canada, Microfilm M-350.Provided by Paul Brewer, New Brunswick, Canada. Notes originally made by Pat Hart at the National Archives of Canada. Full text: "To His Excellency Major General James Robertson, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Provence of New York; The Memorial of Elizabeth Brewer and Jemima Brewer Humbley showeth that your Memorialists are the disturbed widows of Adolphus Brower and Isaac Brower who were obliged to flee to the city for protection from the Persecution of the rebels that your Memorialists had the great misfortune to loose their husbands in this city near 2 12 months (1779/80). They have each of them several loving children which they are unable to support without assistance, they therfore most humbley pray that the allowence of rations may be continued to them for the future of the above. Each beg leave to refer your Excellency to the certificate herein annexed-and they as duty bound will ever pray." Signed by their marks, Elizabeth Brewer and Jemima Brower. Dated New York 6 May 1780.
    The annexed certificate: "I hereby certify that Elizabeth Brower and Jemima Brower are the widows of Adolphus Brower and Isaac Brower who were refugees from the County of Bergen and were obliged to fly to this city for protection from persecution of the rebels and that they were ever Loyal subjects and have been striped of their property by the Rebels. That these Women are Persons of good characters. That they have each of them several young children which they are unable to support without assistance. I would therfore recommend them as subjects of his Majesty's Bounty." Dated New York 5 May 1780, (initials) William Franklin, Governor of New Jersey. Hereinafter cited as Memorials of Elizabeth Brewer/Brower and Jemima Brewer/Brower.
  6. [S506] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948). Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  7. [S528] Donna G. Ewins, "Pieter Pieterse Lassen of Dutchess Co. & His Descendants", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vol.129-131 (1998-2000): 130:286. Hereinafter cited as "Pieter Pieterse Lassen of Dutchess Co."
  8. [S1437] Clifford M. Buck, compiler, Dutchess County, NY Tax Lists (Rhinebeck, NY: Kinship, 1990), p.171. Hereinafter cited as Dutchess Co. NY Tax Lists.
  9. [S528] Donna G. Ewins, "Pieter Pieterse Lassen of Dutchess Co. & His Descendants", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vol.129-131 (1998-2000): 130:215. Hereinafter cited as "Pieter Pieterse Lassen of Dutchess Co."
  10. [S505] Floyd I. Brewer, A Dutch - English Odyssey; Stories of Brewer & Estey Families in North America 1636-1996 (Delmar, New York: Floyd I. Brewer; Hamilton Printing Co., 1997), p.46. Hereinafter cited as A Dutch-English Odyssey.
  11. [S506] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:168. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  12. [S1998] "Baptismal Records of Zion Lutheran Church of Loonenburg, Now Athens, Greene Co., New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols. 82, 83, 84 (1951, 1952): 84:16. Hereinafter cited as "Zion Luth. Ch. Loonenburg, Bapt., NYGBR 83 (1952)."
  13. [S1998] "Baptismal Records of Zion Lutheran Church of Loonenburg, Now Athens, Greene Co., New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols. 82, 83, 84 (1951, 1952): 84:24. Hereinafter cited as "Zion Luth. Ch. Loonenburg, Bapt., NYGBR 83 (1952)."
  14. [S1331] William B. Bogardus, "Professional Genealogist," e-mail message from Bogardus, William B. (unknown address) to Chris Chester, Perry Brewer, Karen Sims and Lilly Martin, 22 Nov 2006, "The professional genealogist that Floyd Brewer first employed for determining his ancestry back to Adam BROUWER was Florence A. Christoph of Selkirk, NY. She is the one that convinced him of his descent from Matthys BROUWER, son of Adam - - and, I will admit, I first thought that she might be correct but before the book was published Floyd and I were convinced that she was wrong. Unfortunately, it had already gone to press. Even before he employed Florence, Floyd had been in contact with several others, including Paul Brewer of New Brunswick and John Brewer of New Zealand (not in N.B. but "down under") (now deceased - who visited me here in Wilmington). John had even been to England searching records there and we all had discussed the most probable descent from Nicholas and then his son Adolph, b. 1693, etc. There were many circumstantial bits of evidence but there were also incongruities that we could never actually come to an assurance that this suggested ancestry was correct. I had not been in direct contact with Paul at this time - - but Floyd kept me pretty well abreast of most of the data he was receiving. Paul is recognized in the book, as I am also, as "Genealogical Consultants". I have scores of summaries, bits of evidence, land extracts, old letters, and professional notes but in spite of it all, I was never able to put it all together without some doubt. I don't really have time to go through it all again but am still very interested in the suggested family connections that are periodically presented.
    After the book was published, Floyd then employed a second professional genealogist, Glenna Hill of Ocean Grove, NJ and I have some of her notes and data also. Although never finally accepted or published, her final conclusion was that John Brewer, b. ca. 1774, who married Elizabeth YERXA, ca. 1793, was the son of Adolph BROWER (1750- ) of Athens, NY, Burton and New Zealand, N.B., who married Mary ALLEN in Hudson, N.Y. prior to 1773; and this Adolph was the son of Adolph BROUWER (1725- ), of Hackensack, NJ, Wappingers Falls, NY and Athens, NY, who married Elizabeth LASSING in 1749; and this Adolph was the son of Adolph BROUWER (1693-1742), who married Jannetje VERDON; Adolph the son of Nicholas and Nicholas the son of Adam BROUWER BERCHOVEN.
    I think Glenna Hill was perhaps on the right track but I'm not absolutely convinced that she was correct. In any event. I really do believe that John BREWER, b. ca. 1774, was descended from Adam, Nicholas and Adolph, b. 1693". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus, e-mail, 11-20-2006."

Adolf Brouwer1,2,3

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

Family: Mary Allen b. 4 Mar 1755

Citations

  1. [S1331] William B. Bogardus, "Professional Genealogist," e-mail message from Bogardus, William B. (unknown address) to Chris Chester, Perry Brewer, Karen Sims and Lilly Martin, 22 Nov 2006, "The professional genealogist that Floyd Brewer first employed for determining his ancestry back to Adam BROUWER was Florence A. Christoph of Selkirk, NY. She is the one that convinced him of his descent from Matthys BROUWER, son of Adam - - and, I will admit, I first thought that she might be correct but before the book was published Floyd and I were convinced that she was wrong. Unfortunately, it had already gone to press. Even before he employed Florence, Floyd had been in contact with several others, including Paul Brewer of New Brunswick and John Brewer of New Zealand (not in N.B. but "down under") (now deceased - who visited me here in Wilmington). John had even been to England searching records there and we all had discussed the most probable descent from Nicholas and then his son Adolph, b. 1693, etc. There were many circumstantial bits of evidence but there were also incongruities that we could never actually come to an assurance that this suggested ancestry was correct. I had not been in direct contact with Paul at this time - - but Floyd kept me pretty well abreast of most of the data he was receiving. Paul is recognized in the book, as I am also, as "Genealogical Consultants". I have scores of summaries, bits of evidence, land extracts, old letters, and professional notes but in spite of it all, I was never able to put it all together without some doubt. I don't really have time to go through it all again but am still very interested in the suggested family connections that are periodically presented.
    After the book was published, Floyd then employed a second professional genealogist, Glenna Hill of Ocean Grove, NJ and I have some of her notes and data also. Although never finally accepted or published, her final conclusion was that John Brewer, b. ca. 1774, who married Elizabeth YERXA, ca. 1793, was the son of Adolph BROWER (1750- ) of Athens, NY, Burton and New Zealand, N.B., who married Mary ALLEN in Hudson, N.Y. prior to 1773; and this Adolph was the son of Adolph BROUWER (1725- ), of Hackensack, NJ, Wappingers Falls, NY and Athens, NY, who married Elizabeth LASSING in 1749; and this Adolph was the son of Adolph BROUWER (1693-1742), who married Jannetje VERDON; Adolph the son of Nicholas and Nicholas the son of Adam BROUWER BERCHOVEN.
    I think Glenna Hill was perhaps on the right track but I'm not absolutely convinced that she was correct. In any event. I really do believe that John BREWER, b. ca. 1774, was descended from Adam, Nicholas and Adolph, b. 1693". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus, e-mail, 11-20-2006."
  2. [S2171] Paul Brewer, Adolphus Brouwer, Unpublished Register Report, Sept. 12, 2008, Fully sourced. Copy received via e-mail by Chris Chester from Paul Brewer, 12 Sept. 2008, Chris Chester, Kent, New York.
  3. [S4234] Perry C. Brewer, New Brunswick Provincial Archives Petitions and Grants, Transcriptions with annotations, 2007, Chris Chester, Kent, New York.
  4. [S506] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:168. Calls her "Mary Ellen". Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  5. [S1806] First Reformed Church (Hackensack N.J.), Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey (New York: Collections of the Holland Society, 1891), Sch.:270. Baptism record of daughter Elizabeth. Hereinafter cited as RDC Hackensack & Schraalenburgh.
  6. [S2171] Paul Brewer, Adolphus Brouwer, Unpublished Register Report, Sept. 12, 2008, Fully sourced. Copy received via e-mail by Chris Chester from Paul Brewer, 12 Sept. 2008, Chris Chester, Kent, New York, p.2.
  7. [S2172] Perry C. Brewer, Adolphus Brouwer, Descendant Report, Oct. 10, 2008, Fully sourced descendant report compiled by Perry C. Brewer of New Brunswick, Canada. Received via e-mail by Chris Chester from Perry Brewer in October, 2008, Chris Chester, Kent, New York, David G. Bell, Early Loyalists Saint John.
  8. [S1166] Grant Johnston and Richard Brewer,"Brewer DNA Project (Includes Bruer, Brower, Brew, etc.)", online http://www.familytreedna.com/public/BrewerDNA/. , An upgrade to a 37 marker test for kit #81173 would provide more information and may possibly solidify the idea that John Brewer and Adolf Brewer are brothers.. Hereinafter cited as Brewer DNA Project.

Adolph Brouwer1

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

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

Citations

  1. [S506] 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. [S1823] "Marriages of the Dutch Reformed Church of Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 83, no. 2 (1952): 83:98. Hereinafter cited as "Marriages RDC Fishkill, NYGBR 83 (1952)."
  3. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York, Long Island Patriot of 20 Jul 1827.
  4. [S4695] Adolphus Brower will (April 10, 1825), Will of Adolphus Brower of Brooklyn Lib. 3, pp. 206-209, New York Surrogate's Court, Kings Co., New York, photo copy and transcript by the Long Island Historical Society, in the William B. Bogardus Collection, Box 5, WIL WW-70. Hereinafter cited as Adolphus Brower, Will.
  5. [S506] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:99. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  6. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  7. [S1537] Kings County (New York) Conveyances, Deeds v. 5-7; film #1413190 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957, 1958, 1990), Microfilm of the original records at the New York Registers Office, New York City, lib.6, pp.343-352. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co., NY Deeds v.5-7.
  8. [S472] Ancestry.com, 1790 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2000), Federal census, Roll M637-6, image 0372. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Census.
  9. [S1535] Kings County, New York Surrogate's Court; Wills v.1-2, 1787-1823; FHL film # 872178 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971), Microfilm of the original records in the Kings County Courthouse, Brooklyn, New York, pp.235-238. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Wills v.1-2.
  10. [S1537] Kings County (New York) Conveyances, Deeds v. 5-7; film #1413190 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957, 1958, 1990), Microfilm of the original records at the New York Registers Office, New York City, v.7, pp.188-190. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co., NY Deeds v.5-7.
  11. [S202] MyFamily.com, 1800 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, 2003), Federal Census, Roll 23, p.639, image 16. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Census.
  12. [S135] MyFamily.com, 1810 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: My Family.com Inc., 2003), Federal Census, Roll 28, p.618, image 77.00. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Census.
  13. [S1538] Brower Mill Petition, 1818 Congressional petition, by Mary Brower, widow of Abraham Brower deceased, on behalf of descendants of Jeremiah Brower, deceased (Washington, D.C.: NARA, Nov. 25, 1818), State of New York
    Kings County
    Be it remembered that on this twenty first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, before me William Forman first Judge of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas of Kings County, personally appeared Adulphus Brower aged 73 years, who being duly sworn on his oath saith that previous to and during a part of the Revolutionary War he resided on lands just adjoining the lot then belonging to Abraham Brower and Jeremiah Brower on Long Island near Brooklyn, that the building on the lot of Abraham and Jeremiah Brower consisted of a large house and barn and a grist Mill, that those buildings were burnt by the American Army during the Revolutionary War, and at the time that the British landed on Long Island and marched up to New York, and this Deponant further saith, that those buildings were situated without the American lines and were burnt as this Deponant was then informed by the orders of General Greene to keep them from benefiting the enemy, and this Deponant further saith that the said Abraham Brower and Jeremiah Brower were his cousins, and that he was acquainted with them, that they were both in service in the American Army on Long Island at the time the property was burnt, and that their families fled from their home upon the approach of the enemy destitute of anything, but their cloaths, and that a large quantity of grain in the Mill and barn and all the furniture in the house was consumed and destroyed by the fire, and this deponant further saith that the said Abraham and Jeremiah owned a large Mill boat which was then laying in the creek near the Mill, that they had loaded that boat with furniture, provisions, and grains for the purpose of removing, but that the enemy come on so soon that it was impossible to get it out of the creek, and that the boat and it's contents fell into the hands of the enemy and was never restored, that the boat was of the capacity to carry about five hundred bushels of grain and was worth at that time at least two hundred and fifty dollars without the contents. And this Deponant further saith that the house, barn, and Mill which were burnt were worth five thousand dollars without taking into consideration the water privelage or the value of the land, or the property which might have been destroyed in either of the buildings. And this deponat further saith that Mary Brower is the widow of Abraham brower, deceased. And that Lawrence Brower, George Brower, Sarah Vachter, Charity Tidemon, Anna Van Cleve wife of benjamin Van Cleve, and Rebecca Shannon wife of John Shannon, are the children and heirs of Jeremiah Brower, deceased. And this Deponant further saith that the American Army ordered out the grain from the barns in the neighbourhood and had it burnt at that time to keep it from the enemy and this was done as the deponant was informed by order of the Commander in Chief, and further this deponant saith not.
    Taken and sworn the day and year mentioned above written before me.
    Adolphus Brower
    William Furman first Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Kings County.
    I certify that I am aquainted with the above deponant and BELIEVE HIM TO BE A MAN OF TRUTH AND VERACITY.
    William Furman.
    Abraham Vanderveer. Photocopy in the possession of Lilly Martin. Transcribed by Lilly Martin, 2007.. Hereinafter cited as 1818 Congressional Petition.
  14. [S136] Ancestry.com, 1820 United States Federal Census., Digital image of original census records (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2003), Federal Census, Roll M33-64, p.170A, image 180. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Census.
  15. [S2023] Kings County Surrogate's Court, Wills v.3-4, 1823-1835; FHL film #0872179 (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971), Microfilm of original records at the Kings County Courthouse, Brooklyn, New York., 3:206. Hereinafter cited as Kings Co. Wills v.3-4, 1823-1835.
  16. [S6195] "New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971." Images. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1920234., (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…,239492101 : accessed 9 July 2015), Kings > Wills 1823-1835 vol 3-4 > image 131 of 512; county courthouses, New York.. Hereinafter cited as New York Probate Recs 1629-1971.
  17. [S1426] "Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835."New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006), (From material originally compiled by William A. D. Eardeley, now held by the Brooklyn Historical Society.). Online www.americanancestors.org.. Hereinafter cited as Abstracts of Wills, etc. in NY 1787-1835.
  18. [S506] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948): 24:97. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…

Adolph Brouwer1

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

Citations

  1. [S526] 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. [S1512] Records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Fishkill: Dutchess County, NY, 1731-1850 (n.p.: n.pub., 1930), p.82. Hereinafter cited as RDC Fishkill Recs.
  3. [S2171] Paul Brewer, Adolphus Brouwer, Unpublished Register Report, Sept. 12, 2008, Fully sourced. Copy received via e-mail by Chris Chester from Paul Brewer, 12 Sept. 2008, Chris Chester, Kent, New York.

Adolph Brouwer1,2

b. 15 September 1765
  • Adolph Brouwer was born on 14 June 1765.3
  • He was baptized on 15 September 1765 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Hackensack, Dutchess Co., New York; sponsors Izak Brouwer and Jacomyntje Kwakkenbosch.4
  • He married Urseltje van Keuren, daughter of Cornelius Van Kuren and Elisabeth Westervelt, at First Reformed Dutch Church, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York, on 16 May 1793.5
  • He is erroneously included in the family of Jacob Brouwer and Elsye Hitchcock in NYG&BR 69:280, by Hoffman. Corrected in TAG 24:161.

Family: Urseltje van Keuren b. 20 Sep 1768

Citations

  1. [S1471] William Bogardus, "E-mail correspondence from William Bogardus," e-mail message from Bogardus, William to Chris Chester and et al, Feb 27, 2007. "Referring to 5. Adolf Brower, b. 1765. This Adolf was the son of Cornelius Brouwer, mar. Presbyterian Church at Rombout, Alida Aersse, and Cornelius was also a signer of the Articles of Association in 1775. Adolf was born Jun. 14, 1765 and bp. at the Ref. Dutch Church of New Hackensack on Sep. 15, 1765, sponsors being Izak Brouwer and Jacomyntje Kwakkenbosch. According to the "Van Keulen/Van Keuren - Van Kuren/Van Curen - A Family History", by D. G. Van Curen, 1998, Gateway Press, p. 117, Adolph married May 16, 1793, Alisetty/Miselty (Esther), b. Sep. 20, 1768, daughter of Cornelius Van Keuren and Elisabeth Westerveld. Adolf and Esther had: (1) Elizabeth, b. Sep. 29, 1793, bp. Jul. 20, 1794 and Matthew, b. Jan. 12, 1796, bp. Mar. 2, 1796, both bp. First Ref. Dutch Ch., Poughkeepsie.". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."
  2. [S506] 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. [S1655] Maria Bockee Carpenter Tower, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000 (org.1932)), p.11. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  4. [S1655] Maria Bockee Carpenter Tower, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000 (org.1932)), p.11. Adolf; parents: Cornelius Brouwer, Aaltje Aartsen; witnesses: Izak Brouwer, Jacomyntje Kwakkenbosch. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  5. [S1695] Burhans Collection, "Records of the First Reformed (Dutch) Church of Poughkeepsie, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol.73-75 (1942-1944): 74:35. Hereinafter cited as "RDC Poughkeepsie, NYGBR 73-75."

Adolph Brouwer1,2

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

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

Citations

  1. [S526] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Corrections", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 69:172-179 (1938): p.175. Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Corr., NYGBR 69 (1938)."
  2. [S1471] William Bogardus, "E-mail correspondence from William Bogardus," e-mail message from Bogardus, William to Chris Chester and et al, Feb. 25, 2007. "On March 17, 1776, it was recorded "Ex illicito Conceptu" Parents: Nicholas Brouwer, Junr. and Susanna van Bremen, Child: Adolf Brouwer, born Feb, 20, 1776. According to Hoffman's notes in his manuscript of "Brouwer Beginnings ...", he states: "According to a Family Bible Record in the collection of the Long Island Historical Society, he died Feb. 22, 1825. He married at Fishkill, Oct. 3, 1798 (on the 4th acc. to the Bible record). Aletta Montfoord, bo. Nov. 1773; d. Sept 15, 1846. Children: (1) Jane, bo. Aug. 1, 1799, mar. Dec 14, 1819, Daniel Winott; (2) Maria, bo. Oct. 16, 1801, mar. Mar. 15, 1820, Ebenezer Nicholls; (3) Susan, bo. Mar. 14, 1804, d. inf. Aug. 21, 1804; (4) Susan, bo. Sep. 25, 1807, d. Feb. 16, 1885, mar. Apr 20, 1825, William J. Avis, d. May 2, 1884.". Hereinafter cited as "Wm. Bogardus e-mail."
  3. [S1655] Maria Bockee Carpenter Tower, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000 (org.1932)), p.22. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  4. [S1823] "Marriages of the Dutch Reformed Church of Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol. 83, no. 2 (1952): 83:160. Hereinafter cited as "Marriages RDC Fishkill, NYGBR 83 (1952)."
  5. [S1741] "Brouwer Beginnings" by William J. Hoffman, Manuscript, BB-50, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City, New York.
  6. [S1987] "Federal Census, 1800, Dutchess County, New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record vol.65,66,67 (1934,1935,1936): 65:359. Hereinafter cited as "1800 Census, Dutchess Co., NY, NYGBR 65,66."
  7. [S135] MyFamily.com, 1810 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: My Family.com Inc., 2003), Federal Census, Ser M252, Roll 32, page 765, image 405.00. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Census.
  8. [S136] Ancestry.com, 1820 United States Federal Census., Digital image of original census records (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 2003), Federal Census, Ser. M33, Roll 78, page 858, image 73. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Census.
  9. [S1655] Maria Bockee Carpenter Tower, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000 (org.1932)), p.61. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.
  10. [S1655] Maria Bockee Carpenter Tower, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000 (org.1932)), p.64. Hereinafter cited as RDC New Hackensack, NY.