According to the record of baptisms at the New Amsterdam Reformed Dutch Church, Wyntie, daughter of Pieter Stoutenburg and Aefje Van Tienhonven, was baptized at the General’s Bouwerij (farm) in 1662. The General was Peter Stuyvesant who was Director-General on behalf of the Dutch West India Company.
The Stoutenburgh family played a significant role in firefighting in the early history of New York City, especially Jacobus Stoutenburgh who was appointed as the first Fire Chief.
I came across a picture of an oil portrait of Isaac Stoutenburgh (1738-1799) painted in the latter part of the 18th century. He was Jacobus Stoutenburg’s first cousin once removed and the grandson of Pieter Stoutenburgh’s son, Isaac.
Jacobus Stoutenburgh, son of Tobias Stoutenburgh and Anneke Van Rollegom, had an older brother named Lucas.
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.
Here's an interesting "find" for the family collection. It seems that M.S. Rau Antiques is selling a Silver Cream Jug by Tobias Stoutenburgh for a mere $14,500.
Eleanor’s early life was quite sad. Eleanor’s parents had both died by the time she was ten. She was a shy, private girl who wasn’t attractive like her parents. When Franklin was struck with polio, she forced herself to change to help support his political ambitions.
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...