Family History Project Deadline Approaches!

Stoutenburgh Family Circles

Beginning in 2011, Angeles Oakes has been compiling a genealogical manuscript of the Stoutenburgh family beginning with immigrant Pieter Stoutenburg who died in New York in 1698. Currently within her project she has been able to document facts for 3,362 people in the Stoutenburgh tree, including some Teller descendants.

The Blackwell House Door

Blackwell House Door

Just as interesting followup to our article about the old knocker from the door to the Blackwell House that Maud Stoutenburgh Eliot gifted to President Roosevelt, we present this bit of correspondence showing a “colorful” bit of the history of the door it came from. As quoted by Thomas...

John B. Stoutenburgh Home

John B. Stoutenburgh Home

There’s a Stoutenburgh house in Pasadena! It’s true. The house, built in 1893, was designed by Thomas Fellows and owned by John B. Stoutenburgh. It is built in the Queen Anne-Eastlake style. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Pieter Stoutenburg


Pieter (Peter) Stoutenburg was born around 1613 in Amersfoort, Utrecht Province, Netherlands. No details of his early years are available and he was said to have arrived in New Amsterdam the same time as Governor Kieft, March 28, 1638 however, this is uncertain.

BOOK REVIEW: To Wire The World: Perry M. Collins and the North Pacific Telegraph Expedition

TO WIRE THE WORLD: Perry M. Collins and the North Pacific Telegraph Expedition

Back in December of 2007, we published an article here entitled Fascinating Descendants. That article, written by Lanaii Kline, alluded to the work of Perry McDonough Collins, grandson of Maria Stoutenburgh and Richard DeCantillon, in creating the Collins Overland Telegraph and opening up the Pacific Northwest for industrial and...

Romance of the Skyscrapers

Equitable Building (Manhattan)

Behind the great pile of stone and steel and concrete, which covers the block bounded by Broadway, Nassau, Pine, and Cedar Streets, lies a romantic story of old New York. There are chapters dealing with the Indians with the Colonial factions; with the Revolutionary War, with farm life and...