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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.

HYDE PARK ON THE HUDSON

Bill Murray as FDR

An Internet search about a movie with Bill Murray as Franklin Roosevelt reveals a large number of hits. It seems that the movie is planned to be shot this fall in Hyde Park. The story covers one weekend in Hyde Park during a visit from the Queen and King...

Pieter Stoutenburg

Amersfoort

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.

Researching the Family Tree

Family Tree

Minor details lend interest to a family history. Showing how various family members might be connected to other people and events makes family histories fun. It doesn't take long to discover that there are more things tying us all together than there are keeping us apart.

Teller Family History

Margaret Teller-Stoutenburgh

William Teller, born 1620, was the son of a minister of distinction — which may account for the pulpit design in the Coat of Arms of the Teller Family published in Helmes Wappenbuch in Nuremburg in 1700. He was the first of the family in this country. He went...

Stoutenburghs in Fiction

The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Orczy, 1908 edition

Many are acquainted with The Scarlet Pimpernel stories by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. She also authored two stories entitled The Laughing Cavalier (1913) and The First Sir Percy (1921) featuring William Stoutenburg, one of Johann Van Oldenbarneveldt’s two sons. Her tale paints his angst while in the face of his...

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...