Date Created1900
DescriptionPortrait of Jacob D. Van Winkle, active citizen in the founding of Hudson County in 1840, serving terms as Freeholder and its first County Collector. Ancestor of local historian Daniel Van Winkle.
Date Created1822
DescriptionDeed conveying a one-tenth of an acre lot between owners of adjacent properties, from John Van Houte to Jacob D. Van Winkle. Property is described in relation to the road from Bergen to Prior's Mill,...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Date Created1827
DescriptionAppointment of Jacob Van Winkle as Adjutant of the first regiment of the Bergen Brigade of the Militia of New Jersey, dated August 4, 1827and signed by the Governor, Isaac H. Williamson. With record...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861)
AuthorSmock, John C. (John Conover)
Date Created1922
DescriptionTraces descendants for Hendrick Matthyse Smock and Guertje Harmens, from their immigration from Netherlands and settlement in New Utrecht, NY (now part of Brooklyn). Record of marriages and births for...
Time PeriodColonization and Settlement (1585-1763), Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820)
AuthorGrundy, J. Owen
Date Created1909
DescriptionPhoto of grandmother and grandson in front of mantle, with long descriptive caption by Jersey City historian J. Owen Grundy about the family's history. Text provides example of how Dutch naming...
Date Created1819
DescriptionDeed for parcel of land in the Township of Bergen, now part of Jersey City. The property is described in relation to neighbors and a "white oak tree" rather than streets or lot numbers, indicating how...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Date Created1836
DescriptionAccount prepared by "administrator pendente lite" - while the settlement was pending - of the dispositon of the estate of Aaron Tuers, listing amounts paid for items sold after initial inventory of...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Date Created1842
DescriptionDocuments relating to purchase of pew in new church building, 1842. Receipt for down payment, plus bill of sale which notes additional charge for cushion and trimming.
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Date Created1826
DescriptionSale of pew 8 in Bergen Reformed Church for $41. Receipt of payment noted on the back.
Date Created1938
DescriptionWPA historic buildings survey photo of house said to have been built circa 1740 on farmland belonging to the Van Vorst family, in what was later Hudson City, now the Heights section of Jersey City...