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.
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.
The Mayan calendar’s last date of December 21, 2012 gave rise to revelry scheduled for the “End of the World Party,” which I was unable to attend. Perhaps the Mayan attendant to that calendar project suffered their demise before chiseling out December 22, 2012.
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.
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.
By reason of our descending from Pieter Van Stoutenburg and Aefje Van Tienhoven, we can get qualified as ancestors of the Presidents Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. Anyone of Engeltje Stoutenburg’s brothers or sister will be a collateral line.
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.
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.
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...
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...