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.
This amazing, interactive map from the Smithsonian and the David Rumsey Collection gives you an overlaid, “spyglass” view of New York City as it was mapped out in 1836 and as it is today. It really shows how much of the original Castello Plan still remains. The expansion of...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mary Elizabeth Stoutenburgh was the daughter of William Luke Stoutenburgh and his wife, Mary Dutton. She married Robert Arnet Quin who became the chaplain at Sailors’ Snug Harbor on Staten Island.
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...
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.
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 following letter from FDR to MAUD STOUTENBURGH ELIOT, New York City dated June 12, 1937 shows a little piece of Roosevelt’s conservation efforts and his expansion of the National Park Service:
This patch from Maria Stoutenburgh’s Friendship Quilt is just one of many exhibits you’ll find in the William Stoutenburgh Historic Homesite.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Reformed Church in Hyde Park was formerly known as the Stoutenburgh Religious Society.
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....
Could Peter Van Der Lyn be the same painter who created the portraits of William and Marguerite Stoutenburgh?
Maud Stoutenburgh Eliot, one of the original founding members of the Stoutenburgh-Teller Family Association, gave President Roosevelt a gift of the old brass knocker from the door of the Blackwell house.
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.
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:
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.
The name of Jacobus Stoutenburgh appears on the tax list in 1741 when his Dutch manor-house of stone was completed.
Ric Burns documentary, "NEW YORK: A DOCUMENTARY FILM," is a special presentation of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE with over 400 years of New York history.
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...
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....
Not all Stoutenburgh descendants carry the Stoutenburgh surname. Yet many of these people have some fascinating backgrounds.
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...
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...