Rutgert Van Brunt survey map of Brooklyn lot at ferry, 1716

Call Number: 1974.164

Extent: 0.02 Linear feet, in one folder

The collection includes one document, a hand drawn map of a lot at the ferry in Brooklyn, New York, surveyed by Rutgert Van Brunt for the town trustees, March 27, 1716. It is not known which Rutgert Van Brunt created the map. The map had been owned by historian and genealogist Teunis G. Bergen (1806-1881).

Teunis G. Bergen (1806-1881) of New Utrecht (Kings County, N.Y.), now part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, was a historian and genealogist. He was connected to the Van Brunts by marriage, and in 1867 he published a genealogy of the family. According to Bergen, Rutger Joesten Van Brunt was the common ancestor of Van Brunts in what became the United States. Van Brunt emigrated from the Netherlands and settled in New Utrecht in 1657. The name Rutgert was common in the family’s succeeding generations so it is unknown which Rutgert Van Brunt drew the map in this collection. It seems likely that it was one of Rutger Joesten’s grandsons, either Rutgert (died 1758) or Rutgert (died 1760), both of New Utrecht. (See Teunis G. Bergen, Genealogy of the Van Brunt Family, 1653-1867, page 10-11, 13-14)

Names:

  • Bergen, Teunis G., 1806-1881
  • Van Brunt family

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) — Maps

Types of material:

  • Cadastral maps
  • Manuscript maps

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