Teunis G. Bergen collection of Van Brunt family genealogy papers, 1770-1881

Call Number: 1978.157

Extent: 0.3 linear feet, in eleven folders, including one oversize

The Teunis G. Bergen collection of Van Brunt family genealogy papers spans the period 1770 to 1881 and measures 0.3 linear feet. The papers include letters, legal documents, and genealogical notes and transcriptions concerning the Van Brunt family, collected by Teunis G. Bergen. Much of the material concerns Kings County (N.Y.), especially New Utrecht (now part of Brooklyn), but New Jersey and other locales also appear in the genealogical documents. Many of the letters are from John Van Brunt (1802-1880) of Englewood, N.J.; these typically concern genealogy and family history, but some also include his perspectives on politics, the development of Englewood, and local issues such as a controversy over racially segregated schools. The legal documents include deeds, wills, and slave bills of sale.


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


  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Englewood (N.J.)
  • Kings County (N.Y.)
  • New Utrecht (New York, N.Y.)


  • African Americans
  • Families — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Genealogy
  • Slavery — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Wills — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of material:

  • Cadastral maps
  • Correspondence
  • Family papers
  • Genealogical tables
  • Genealogies
  • Indentures
  • Legal documents
  • Manuscript maps
  • Research notes
  • Slave bills of sale
  • Transcripts

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