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.
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.
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.
Listen now, good Stoutenburgh. Listen now, as we call the muster rolls of two hundred years ago. Listen now, as we read your family names. These are the liberty loving ones that put down the plough and picked up the musket in defense of freedom for all.
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...
The line of Peter Stoutenburg, husband of Caroline Ashton, was established in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada post Revolutionary War.
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.
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:
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.