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...
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.
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.
Written between 1902 and 1907 this work consists of ten leaflets by Henry Augustus Stoutenburgh (1842-1919.) Volumes 1 and 2 published by the Press of E. Storer, Volumes 3 through 10 by Knickerbocker Press.
Details the formation of a group which laid claim to millions of dollars in interest to the Trinity Church property.
Gloria Waldron Hukle, a native and resident of New York State is an llth generation Waldron in the line of the New York Dutch Waldron who emigrated to New Amsterdam (NYC) from Holland mid-l7th century settling on the corner of present day Wall Street and B’Way and later Harlem....
Ric Burns documentary, "NEW YORK: A DOCUMENTARY FILM," is a special presentation of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE with over 400 years of New York history.