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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Upon the anniversary of his death, please take a moment to pay your respects to our beloved neighbor at Hyde Park.
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.
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.
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...