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.
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...
There is a gravestone in the Stoutenburgh family cemetery in Hyde Park, New York that doesn’t seem to be a relative of that family. The deceased is Joseph Teel. So I began the quest to figure out who this person is and why he is buried in this cemetery....
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.
LaMont Adelbert Warner (1876-1970) and his sister, Mary (1880-1967), were grandchildren of Julia Marie Stoutenburg and great grandchildren of Peter T. Stoutenburg and his wife, Lydia Borden.
I came across an article printed in 1940 about an explosion at The Golden State Fireworks & Display Company on Stoutenborough Lane in Redondo Beach, California.
Two of the physicians in Walter Eliot’s book did not have an MD degree. Over the years as I researched my family history, I came across relatives who became doctors because they studied under another practicing physician. The more I researched the licensing of physicians prior to the 20th...
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.
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.
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.
When the Woodstock String Quartet played its concert at the Woodstock Town Hall for the benefit of the village Methodist Church recently, the entire concert was played on instruments made by Harry Stoutenburgh, descendent of one of the oldest Hudson valley families, famous as a violin maker.
The line of Peter Stoutenburg, husband of Caroline Ashton, was established in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada post Revolutionary War.
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.
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...
Thomas Suckley and his wife, Catherine Bowne, were wealthy residents of New York City who wanted a retreat from the city. In 1852, they purchased a 35-acre sheep pasture that was part of Mary Rutherford Garrettson’s Wildercliff estate on the Hudson River. They built an Italianate style home, which...
Not all Stoutenburgh descendants carry the Stoutenburgh surname. Yet many of these people have some fascinating backgrounds.