In 1741, Jacobus Stoutenburgh became the first Colonial settler to set down roots in today’s Town of Hyde Park. Born in New York City in June 1696, Stoutenburgh married Margaret Teller in 1717 and the couple raised eight children.
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.
In New York, the Hyde Park Post Office features seventeen painted panels of a historical mural project, one of which is of Jacobus Stoutenburgh clearing the land. These works are discussed in the book FDR and the Post Office by Tony Musso.
Several years ago, I came across Margaret Teller's obituary. It was an unexpected and delightful find. It was printed when the long S was in use. It was written when even the educated spelled words phonetically. It was written when widows were called "relics." I don’t know why, but...
Many stones have suffered damage over the centuries as shown in our photograph of Plot 1, the site of our forefather, Jacobus Stoutenburgh, and his wife, Margaret Teller-Stoutenburgh.
When I began to research my family history, I started with my dad’s family. His family came to America in the mid-1800s from Scandinavia. I encountered a dead-end prior to the point that my dad’s ancestors left Sweden and Denmark.
Listen now, good Stoutenburgh. Listen now, as we call the muster rolls of two hundred years ago. Listen now, as we read your family names. These are the liberty loving ones that put down the plough and picked up the musket in defense of freedom for all.
Next Sunday morning President Roosevelt will unveil a marble tablet in St. James’ Episcopal Church in memory of Jacobus Stoutenburgh, the first white settler of what is now Hyde Park, and his wife, Margaret Teller Stoutenburgh.
This cache starts in Doty Park in honor of the Stoutenburgh family, "Founders" of Hyde Park. The goal of this placement is to make visitors aware of the early history of Hyde Park.
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.
We just wanted to share one of the murals from the Hyde Park, New York Post Office. This and other illustrations like it are available for viewing on our Illustrations page.
Here’s a surprising bit of family history I happened to stumble across while researching Margaret Teller. It concerns another relative named Rebecca Watson who married Dr. Abraham Stoutenburg in 1784 and then later took their son and left the man.
Could Peter Van Der Lyn be the same painter who created the portraits of William and Marguerite Stoutenburgh?
For any of you that may have wondered about the Stoutenburgh-Teller Family Association (STFA), here’s quick history by Betsy Neal (STFA President) telling how it came to be and a little of what it’s about:
The name of Jacobus Stoutenburgh appears on the tax list in 1741 when his Dutch manor-house of stone was completed.
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...
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...
In the New York Times of November 12, 1913, there is an article entitled “Old Cannon Ball tells Story of ’75.” According to this report, a workman uncovered an old 4-inch cast iron cannonball forty feet underground while excavating for the Equitable Building, under construction by Thompson-Starrett & Co....
It was a large house and extended across the present market street for fifty feet. Market Street was the avenue cut by Judge Stoutenburgh from the Albany Post Road, for the entrance driveway to his residence and he planted cherry trees on both sides of it for the whole...