All of the following is from various newspaper clippings, many with no date
indicated. (sigh) Yet there is a LOT of info in here, especially
Clippings from various newspapers.
Janet Bragaw, 102, Dies After Short Illness at Niece's Jamaica Home
Mrs. Janet Bragaw, 102. died today at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ella J. Bragaw, 838 Willet street, Jamaica. She had been active until a few days ago, when she began to decline, her husband, Richard Bragaw, died 32 years ago. She is survived by her niece, one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Meeks, and a sister, Mrs. William Schoonmacher. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon in the home of her niece. Burial will be in GreenWood Cemetery. Mrs. Bragaw was a daughter of the late William Gosman, one of the earliest settlers in New-town section of Queens. Several streets in Queens bear the names of members of the Gosman family.
CLIPPING - No date Abraham DeBevoise, one of the oldest residents of this borough, and a member of one of the most prominent local families died Saturday at his residence 376 Halsey Street. The funeral services will be held this evening and the interment to-morrow will be at Greenwood Cemetery Mr. DeBevoise fifteen years ago retired from the general managership of the Tirrell Manufacturing Company He was born on his father's farm at Bedford Four Corners, now a part of the Bedford section, eighty seven years ago, and was the son of James DeBevoise and Ann Vandervoort. He was a nephew of Joseph Sprague, who was a President of the village of Brooklyn and for two...
EULOGY - 7/22/1878 John A. Lott Very long article about funeral of Judge John A. Lott of Flatbush. Born 2/11/1806 - Died 7/20/1878 Mentions widow Catherine, sons Abraham, John Z., and E.L. Lott; daughter, wife of Rev. C.L. Wells, and daughter, wife of Mr. Livingston. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery, family plot at Sassafras & Grape Avenues.
ARTICLE 7/15/1883 Brooklyn Daily Eagle John A. Lott Long article on the career of John A. Lott. 'only son of Abraham and Maria Lott of Flatbush'. 'married his cousin, daughter of Jeremiah Lott'
OBITUARIES - no date Franklin Woodruff Several clippings regarding funeral of Franklin Woodruff at his home, 106 Remsen St., Brooklyn, burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Many prominent people, including relative Lieut. Governor Timothy L. Woodruff.
OBITUARY - no date  Mrs. E. E. Wyckoff, Active in Church Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth E. Wyckoff, 88, who died Monday In her home, 88-02 166th St., Jamaica, will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Fairchild Chapel, 89-31 164th St., Jamaica. The Rev. Dr. Robert A. Watson, pastor of the Jamaica Dutch Reformed Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemtery Mrs. Wyckoff was born in Brooklyn, a daughter of the late Jane Ann Stockholm and Charles J. De Bevoise, old-time residents of Bushwick. She lived in the home she had built in Jamaica for the last 37 years and was a member of the Jamaica Dutch Reformed Church and its missionary society. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Caroline Van Sinderen Bergen; two grandchildren, Anna L. and John L. Bergen, and two sisters. Mrs. LeRoy D. Robinson and Mrs. Irving J. Blair.
OBITUARY - No date MRS. MARY BERGEN DIES; MOTHER OF TWO BANKERS Member of Old Long Island Family Was Widow Of Hicksville Farmer- Services Tomorrow Special to the Brooklyn Eagle Garden City, March 27-Mrs. Mary Alice Bergen, 88, mother of two Nassau County bank presidents and a member of an old Long Island family, died yesterday of pneumonia at the home of her son, John 0. Bergen of 116 11th St. here. Mrs. Bergen was the widow of Cornelius R. Bergen Sr who formerly operated a large farm in Hicksville At one time she lived In Floral Park, but since the death of her husband in 1923 had made her home here with John, who is president of the Nassau County Trust Company of Mineola. Mrs. Bergen was born in Jamaica. She also is survived by another son. Cornelius R. Bergen Jr., of this village, who is president of the Roslyn Savings Bank, and three grandchildren. The funeral services will be held at the home here at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow and interment will be in Greenfield Cemetery, Hempstead.
CLIPPING - 1911 TUNIS J. BERGEN'S WILL Large Amounts to Be Held In Trust for Son and Daughter Until They Are 45 Years Old. JAMAICA. Feb. 24. The will of Tunis J. Bergen, late of Flushing, disposing of an estate the value of which is not mentioned, was filed for probate yesterday with Surrogate Daniel Noble Mr. Bergen died on January 6 last. The will directs the executors, Cornelius B. Parker and Walter Jones, of Brooklyn. to take all the property in trust. After converting the property to money they are to divide it into three equal shares. One-half of one half is to go to the testator's daughter, Sarah Jane Park, while the remainder of the share is to remain in trust and be invested. The income from it is to be paid to the daughter until she attains the age of 45 years In case she should die before reaching that age the property held in trust for her is to go to the testator's wife and son, share and share alike. The sum of $1,000 from another of the shares is to go to the testator's son John Bergen. The balance of the share is to be held In trust and invested by the executors. The son is to receive the income and interest until he is 45 years old or his wife dies, when, in either event, he Is to receive the principal. If he should die before reaching the age specified the property is to go to his children or, if there are none, to the testator's wife and daughter. If both are dead, as well as the son's wife, the share is to go to the Flushing Hospital. The third share is left outright to the widow of the testator.
CLIPPING - No date John L. Bergen, Jr. Receives Memento from 'Tradewind' John L. Bergen, Jr., son of John L. Bergen. one of Jamaica's oldest set- tlers, has a remembrance of the Queens to Paris trans-oceanic plane flight attempted by Mrs. Beryl Hart and Capt. William S. McClaren, who it is believed fell into the Atlantic Ocean with their plane 'Tradewind" somewhere between Bermuda and the Azores Island. A postcard, bearing a picture of the "Tradewind" and an Inscription on the first trans-atlantic commercial air- plane flight, mailed from Hamilton, Bermuda, where the two fliers stopped after the first leg of their flight, was received by Mr. Bergen today. The card, postdated January 8 bears the following message: 'First stage made-more difficult than expected-series of unfortunate accidents-next jump our biggest task-last stage, Azores to Paris will be easy". But Mrs. Hart and Capt. McLaren never reached the Azores from Ber- muda and the search for the two brave fliers and their plane is still on. (I have this postcard. RLB)
OBITUARY - 9/27/1939 (Brooklyn Eagle) CLIPPING -No date John Bergen Dies, Active Churchman Insurance Broker Was a Descendant Of Holland Family John Bergen 69. a member of one of Brooklyn's old Holland Dutch families and long prominent in the affairs of the Reformed Church here died last night after a brief illness of pneumonia at his home. 379 Washington Ave. Mr Bergen was an elder in the Flatlands Dutch Reformed Church and recently celebrated his 50th anniversary as a member of that church. He also was past president of the South Classis of Long Island of the Reformed Church and the Men's Classical Union of the South He was a member of the Board of directors of the Brooklyn Church and Mission Federation. His other memberships included the Holland Society of New York, the St. Nicholas Society of Nassau the Insurance Society of New York and the Kings County Historical Society. BORN IN BOROUGH Mr. Bergen was born in Brooklyn son of the late Garret S. Bergen and Mary Catherine Eldert. His mother also was a member of an old Holland Dutch family. He was active in the insurance business for 49 years and had a brokerage of office at 150 Nassau St., Manhattan. Until five years ago he had been associated for many years with the Royal Insurance Company. Mr. Bergen was the husband of the late Annie L. Vanderveer Bergen and is survived by a son, Reginald V. Bergen, and three grandchildren, John Vanderveer Bergen, Geraldine Marcia Bergen and Patricia Janice Stratton. Services will be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Fairchild Chapel, 86 Lefferts Place, with the Rev. Dr. Charles William Roeder, pastor of Flatlands Church, officiating. Burial will be in Green-Wood Cemetery. Succumbs at 69
CLIPPING - No date ELMHURST. A Very pleasant social event occurred at the spacious and hospitable home of Mr. David Springsteen, on Tuesday evening. His new and handsome residence on Hoffman Boulevard. was thrown open to a large number of invited guests from New York, Brooklyn, Jamaica and Newtown. The occasion was the baptism of the young daughter of the host and hostess, and also that of the son of Mr. and Mrs. John II. Vanderveer. At the same time were presented the daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Couch, of Brooklyn, the children being a niece and nephew of Mrs. Springsteen. The former ceremony was performed by the Rev. C. K. Clearwater. of the Reformed Church, of Newtown, the pastor of Mr. Springsteen and Mr. Vanderveer, while the latter was performed by the Rev. Mr. Couch, of the M. E. Church, Man -hattan the grandfather of the candidates.
CLIPPING - No date Personal property valued at $30,000 is put into a trust fund and the income directed to go to the brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces of Abraham DeBevoise who died at Annadale Park, Elmhurst on Dec. 22, 1924, and whose will has just been filed for probate with Surrogate Daniel Noble of Queens. The will is dated April 1, 1921, and names the United States Title Guaranty Company as executor of the estate. The will directs that the TItle Company shall invest the money and divide the income equally among Frederick J. DeBevoise. a brother, of Glen Head L. I. and the sisters, Cornelia G. Vandeveer of 420 Marlowe ave., Forest Hills and Marietta Hayden of Glen Head. it directs that upon the death of each one of these three the share of that person is to be divided among the children of the sisters, Gertrude L'Hommedieu of Manhattan, and Cornelia Vandeveer. .
CLIPPING - No date DEED EXECUTED CENTURY AGO FILED No reason Given for the Long delay in putting the Document on Record. An unrecorded deed made by Martin Schenck and others one hundred and twenty-five years ago in favor of Joris Martensen and others was filed yesterday in the County Clerk's office. The deed is on parchment about twenty inches square and is neatly written. It says: The indenture between Martin Schenck and wife, Sarah; Ulpianus Van Sinderen, yeoman, and Phoebe Van Sinderen of Flatlands and others, for a consideration of 2,300 pounds current money of New York, paid to them in hand by Joris Martensen the receipt which they do each confess and acknowledge and therewith are fully and entirely satisfied they, the above mentioned legatees have granted, bargained and sold and by their precepts do sell and confirm to him the said Joris Martensen, the property described. No reason is assigned for the failure to file the deed after its execution a century and a quarter ago.
OBITUARY - no date - Mrs. Anna Bergen. Mrs. Anna Bergen, widow of John L. Bergen and a member of an old pioneer family of the Flatlands section, died Friday at her residence, 626 East Twenty-first street, in her seventy-sixth year. Mrs. Bergen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lott. who owned an extensive farm in the vicinity of what is now Kings Highway and Nostrand avenue. Mrs. Bergen was born in the family homestead on the farm and obtained her education at a young women's seminary at Stamford, Conn. Upon her return to Brooklyn she identified herself as a member with the Flatlands Reformed Church and remained active in its at-fairs until the time of her death. As a teacher in the Sunday school and a member of the missionary society she also performed many personal acts of kindness and charity that endeared her to so those who knew her. She was also a member of the Kings County Historical Society. Mrs. Bergen's husband was John L. Bergen, a real estate dealer, who died in 1880. She is survived by three sons, Teunis J., Cornelius, and John L. Bergen.
CLIPPING - 4/25/1898 Suddenly, at Flatlands, LI, on April 5, George Lott, aged 71 years. Elder of Church at Flatlands.
OBITUARY - Dominicus Vanderveer - no date Dominicus Vanderveer, an old and highly respected farmer of Long Island, died on Friday of last week, at his residence in Woodhaven. The remains were buried last Sunday in the cemetery on the old Napier farm.
OBITUARY - John Vanderveer - (same clipping as above) Mr. John Vanderveer, one of the oldest residents of Flatbush, and a relative of the Vanderveer's in New Lots, died in his home on Saturday last. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon last.
OBITUARY - Annie M. Palmer - 4/9/1889 Aged 53 years, funeral at her residence, 319 1/2 Twelfth St., Bklyn.
OBITUARY - Sarah Linington - 4/9/1889 Widow of Peter Rapelje, aged 77 years, funeral at her residence, New Lots Rd.
CLIPPING - 11/27/1927 'Henry D. Lott Weds Miss Janet Pitkin' Miss Janet Pitkin of 874 President St. was married very quietly yesterday to Henry D. Lott in the apartment of her brother-in-law, Dr. John O. Polak, at the Hotel Bossert, the Rev. Dr. John Barlow of Memorial Presbyterian Church officiating. The only persons present besides Dr. Polak and his daughter, Miss Zorka Polak, niece of the bride, were her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Schenck, and the bridegroom's only brother and his wife Mr. and Mrs. Erskine Howard Lott of Garden City, with whom Mr. Lott has made his home for a number of years. The bride is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Eugene Pitkin, her father having been President of the East New York Shoe Manufacturing Co., with which he was connected for 30 years. He was also president of the Clinton Bank of Manhatten, the Loreda Bridge Company and the Pitkin, Holdsworth Worsted Co., of Passaic, N.J. Mr. Lott, who is an attorney, is the son of the late John Z. Lott.
CLIPPING - 1928 Polak, Bertha L. (9/13/1924) Gross estate $1,173,506, net $1,060,724 To daughter Mary O. Polak, executrix, Hotel Bossart, $587,574; mother, Jane Pitkin, and a sister, Lillian P. Schenck, each $671; husband, Dr. John O. Polak, executor, Hotel Bossart, $511,867. Then lists assets and stocks.
CLIPPING - no date 'Robert L. Bergen Will Wed Montclair Girl' The marriage of Miss Alice D'Oench, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. F. D'Oench of Alexander Ave., Montclair, N.J., to Robert Ludlum Bergen, son of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Bergen, will take place on May 5 at the Women's club of Upper Montclair, N.J. The Rev. George D. Hulst, pastor of the Heights Reformed Church, will perform the ceremony at 4 p.m. Miss D'Oench is a graduate of Smith college, class of 1927. Mr. Bergen was graduated from Williams college in 1925, and is a member of the Williams club of New York.
OBITUARY - 3/20/1928 On 3/20/1928, Kittie Messerole Bergen, wife of Frank Wyckoff Linington. Service at her residence, 148 Arlington Ave., Brooklyn, Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
CLIPPING - no date 'Death of Mrs. Richard Van Siclen Deplored' The many friends of Mr. Richard Van Siclen and Mr. and Mrs. Daniels, mother of Mrs. Van Siclen, are deeply grieved over the demise of Mrs. Van Siclen, who was a member of one of the oldest families on Long Island. Mrs. Van Siclen was ill for a few months, but everyone hoped for her ultimate recovery. The news of her death was a decided shock to the community. Mrs. Van Siclen is survived by her husband Richard, her daughter, Muriel, and her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Daniels.
CLIPPING - Helen Clark Bergen - 1912 Helen Clark, widow of Cornelius J. Bergen, and born in State street, Manhattan ninety-five years ago, her father being a Clark and her mother a Van Orden, both families being prominent in early New York, and the owners of much property in the lower part of the city, died yesterday at her summer home, "Santapogue", Babylon, L.I. Her death was due to bronchial pneumonia, after a brief illness. For years Mrs. Bergen was in the habit of taking a daily drive in an open carriage, and kept the practice up till the last. "Santapogue" was an estate of 180 acres, extending from the Merrick Road to the Great South Bay, and along its shore for a mile and a half. Her husband, who died eighteen years ago, was an officer and director in the St. Paul Railroad Company and was related to the late Jacob I. Bergen of the Kings County Surrogate's office. The family resided for many years on First Place. Mrs. Bergen was the mother of the late James C. Bergen, long associated with William N. Dykman, and with James Prendergast, who lives on Joralem Street. Mrs. Bergen is survived by a sister, Emily S., aged 85 years, widow of Dr. Andrew Otterson, and living at 97 Sixth Avenue; a grandniece, Mrs. Emily O. Miller, of Sixth Avenue, and a grandnephew, Andrew Otterson, a civil engineer, of Springfield, Mo. Funeral services will take place tomorrow afternoon, at 4 o'clock, at Mrs. Bergen's late home, in Babylon, and the burial will be in the family plot in Greenwood Cemetery.
CLIPPING - no date VANDEVEER-LOTT In Jamaica, on October 29, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. Wm. H. DeHart, Peter L. Vanderveer of New Lotts, to M. Etta, daughter of Hendrick Lott.
VAN SICLEN-DeBEVOISE At the residence of the bride's parents, Jamaica East, October 22d, by the Rev. Wm. H. DeHart, Martin H. Van Siclen to Hester E. DeBevoise, daughter of Andrew DeBevoise.
CLIPPING - no date RAPELJE-LOTT A wedding of unusual interest, uniting as it did two of the oldest families of the island, took place last evening at the residence of the bride's father, Charles Vanderveer Lott, Jamaica Avenue, Union Terrace, L.I., when his daughter, Cornelia Vanderveer, was married to Stephen Lott Rapelje. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. K. Wick, pastor of the Jamaica Reformed Church, in the parlors of the Lott home, which were beautifully decorated with palms, daises and pink roses. The bride, who was given away by her father, was gowned in white crepe meteor, elaborately trimmed with duchesse lace, and wore a diamond harvest moon, the gift of the groom. Her bouquet consisted of white roses and lilies of the valley. She was attended by her sister, Miss Phoebe J. Lott, as maid of honor, wearing white silk net over white taffeta and carrying white roses, and Miss Bessie DeBevoise of Hollis and Miss Sadie Suydam of Jamaica, as bridesmaids, effectively gowned in white silk mull, with shower bouquets of pink roses. The groom was attended by his brother, Charles V. Rapelje, as best man, Charles V. Lott, jr., brother of the bride, and John W. Hegeman of Brooklyn acting as ushers. After the ceremony the happy couple left for an extended tour of the South, and upon their return will reside on Forest Parkway, Jamaica. (Follows a lengthy list of guests.)
CLIPPING - no date 'MOSES S. Lott 50 Years in Banking At Time of Death' Funeral arrangements are being planned for Moses Suydam Lott, 71, president and one of the founders of the Kingsborough National Bank, who died unexpectedly yesterday morning of a heart attack at his home, 20 Mackay Place. He was a banker for 50 years.... He was born in the old Town of New Utrecht, the son of the late James and Phoebe Suydam Lott. His father was a farmer in the Bay Ridge section.... He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth McKay, whom he married in 1891. She is a member of an old Bay Ridge family. Two daughters, Mrs. John H. Duncan of New Haven, Conn., and Miss Elizabeth Lott and three sons, James S., Edward M., and Frederick S. Lott also survive him.
Elizabeth DeBevoise - obituary In Bushwick, Brooklyn, February 17th, Elizabeth DeBeVoise, aged 74 years... For fifty-three years she had been a member of the Reformed church of Bushwick... The home of her childhood and that of her maturer years were but a short distance separated, so in all her long experience she knew but one church and one pastor... A husband and nine children mourn her loss.
Mary DeBevoise - obituary Died, at Borownville, in the city of Brooklyn, on Tuesday, the 2nd inst., Mary, widow of Gabriel DeBevoise, aged 87 years. She was truly a mother in Israel. Remarkably intelligent, uniformly kind and cheerful, she was beloved by all who knew her... She united in full communion with the Reformed Dutch of Bushwick more than sixty years ago.
Article - 12/30/1922 It has become generally known that the old Van Siclen farm in Jamaica, which consists of 155 acres, has been sold at $3,000 an acre to a Manhatten Realty concern.
Article 7/4/1911 Mrs. LeRoy D. Robinson, of Jamaica, NY; Mrs. W.D. Lott, of Union Corners, and Mrs. Charles J. Hulst, of New Hamburg, spent yesterday in ths city. (at the Nelson House)
Article 12/30/1922 Miss Nellie DeBevoise, a former resident of Jamaica, has moved into her new home at Bellerose, L.I.
Article 12/30/1922 Concerns will of Kate A. Bergen of 80 Union Hall St. First Presbyterian Church of Jamaica - $500 Jamaica Hospital - $500 Prospect Cemetery - $150 Grandnephew Robert C. Bergen of Brooklyn - $500 Grandniece Dorothy E. Bergen of Brooklyn - $500 Balance (approx. $10,000) to two sisters Mary S. Bergen and S. Adelaide Bergen both of 80 Union Hall St.
Article - Van Brunt Wyckoff 'Was Rich, Now A Pauper' Only a few years ago Van Brunt Wyckoff was wealthy and lived in one of the finest houses at Bath Beach, on a level socially and financially with other members of the two prominent New Utrecht families whose names he bears. But misfortune came in the form of unwise speculation and Wyckoff lost every vestige of his valuable estate. ... Penniless, he left the splendid home which had been his pride and established his family in a humble little cottage on Nineteenth, near Bath. (On being evicted from this cottage, a wealthy woman on Bay 18th St. took in the six children while he and his wife are looking for a place to live,)
Article - no date Family Heirlooms Disposed Of In Will Of Andrew Ditmas ... To his son, Charles A. Ditmas, president of the Kings County Historical Society and retiring president of the St. Nicholas Society... an "old painting of 'Abraham Offering Up Isaac', once owned by the Rev. Martinus Schoonmaker,... a "gold pin containing hair from my father, mother, and brother and myself as children." A "sampler made by my grandmother, Gashe Bergen Lott", and a "cameo pin with my picture as a child" are left to his daughter, Mrs. Jennie G.D. Harrison. An old Dutch stein with the date 1697 upon it and the old Dutch Testament of the Lott family are given to another son, Holmes VanBrunt Ditmas. $2,500 to granddaughter, Margaret Ditmas Harrison, rest of estate, more than $20,000, equally to three children. He was born in Flatlands, June 1, 1848, son of late Charles Burr Ditmas and Jane Bergen Lott, and was descended from Andrew Ward, a founder of Fairfield, Conn. His father died when he was four years old and he was brought up in the homestead of Johannes H. Lott and educated in the old District School No. 1 and Erasmus Academy. He was married on Oct. 1, 1874 to Margaret Ditmars VanBrunt, who died in 1915. Mr. Ditmas died on March 23 last.
Mrs. Cornelia Wyckoff - obituary (no date) Mrs. Cornelia Wyckoff, wife of William F. Wyckoff, died last night at her home, 90 Herriman Avenue, Jamaica. She was the daughter of Stephen L. and Serena Spader, and was born in Jamaica. For years she and her sister, Mrs. John L. Wyckoff were soprano and contralto singers in the (DRC) church choir. She is survived by her husband and a son, William Leroy Wyckoff, of East Orange, N.J. She was a sister of John L. Spader.
Mrs. Maggie Newton Van Cott, (1880) the well known widow evangelist, attained her fiftieth birthday yesterday...
Golden Wedding Mr. & Mrs. John T. Suydam, some guests were Warren R. Suydam, Mr. & Mrs. Frank B. Mott, Mr. & Mrs. John T. Suydam, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Suydam, Miss Edna Suydam, Walter Suydam, John T. Suydam, 3rd.
Ann Stockholm 2/1894 - obituary (b. 1807) At Jamaica, on the 1st inst., Ann widow of Andrew Stockholm, in the 87th year of her age. Funeral on Sat. at 2:00 p.m., from the residence of her son-in-law Charles J. DeBevoise, Shelton Ave., Jamaica.
Catherine Covert - obituary (no year) On Sept. 23, at her home, Williston, L.I., Catherine J., wife of F. S. Covert in her 74th year. Interment Westbury.
Jane Ann DeBevoise - obituary (b. 1830) On Tuesday, April 3, 1900, Jane A., widow of Charles J. DeBevoise, in her 70th year. Funeral at her late residence, 171 Shelton Ave. Jamaica, N.Y.
Jane Ann DeBevoise - obituary (b. 1830) Same as above - adds she died from Bright's disease and interment at Cypress Hills Cemetery.
Charles J. DeBevoise - obituary (b. 1829) On Tuesday, March 21, 1899, after a long illness. Born in Bushwick. Died on farm at Hollis. For several years he has been employed in the County Clerk's Office as a copyist.
James DeBevoise - obituary (b. 1801) Aug. 16, 1887, died at his home, 894 Bushwick Ave., of old age, in his 87th year. Born in Newtown 6/21/1801, leaves 4 sons and 3 daughters.
Anna DeBevoise Suydam - obituary (b. 1891) On Saturday 11/5/1910, beloved daughter of John T. and Anna J. (DeBevoise) Suydam, aged 19 years. Funeral at late residence, 1248 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven, L.I.
Anna DeBevoise Suydam - obituary (b. 1891) Same as above - adds died of acute typhoid at her home. 'She was born in Woodhaven and was a graduate of Jamaica High School and a teacher in the Sunday School of the Woodhaven Presbyterian Church. Her father is a retired farmer of Queens. She leaves her parents, three sisters and five brothers.
Elizabeth E. Wyckoff - obituary (b. 1854) On Monday, 10/5/1942, mother of Mrs. Caroline VanSinderen (Wyckoff) Bergen, grandmother of Anna Lott Bergen and John L. Bergen, sister of Mrs. L. D. Robinson (Elouise DeBevoise) and Mrs. Irving J. Blair (Sarah DeBevoise). Services at Fairchild Chapel, 89-31 164th St., Jamaica.
WED UNDER DURESS AND WHEN HELPLESS - 3/14/1907 'Suydam Asserts He Was Forced by Her Brother to Marry Phoebe Lott' Warren R. Suydam, a member of one of the oldest families on Long Island, says his marriage to Phoebe Lott Suydam was brought about through fraud, deception and coercion. He brought yesterday in the Supreme Court, Brooklyn, suit to have the marriage annulled. M. L. Towns, counsel for Mrs. Suydam, asked that she be allowed $1,000 in lieu of alimony and $1,500 counsel fee. Suydam, who is wealthy, lives at Woodside. Counsel said Suydam had agreed to marry the woman and that she insisted upon his carrying out his promise. On Suydam's refusal to make her his wife, her brother visited him at his place of business and requested him to go with him to Flatlands and marry her. Lawyer Towns said the young woman was pining for Suydam, who had won her affections. Suydam and her brother went to Flatlands. On the way they stopped at a clergyman's house and enlisted his services. After the wedding, the lawyer said, Suydam disappeared. Counsel for the plaintiff said Suydam was employed in a store as a clerk at a small salary. One day the defendant's brother went to the store by prearrangement, took Suydam forcibly away in a coach and under duress Suydam went through a marriage ceremony in Flatlands. Everything had been prepared, counsel said, and Suydam was helpless. Affidavits by Suydam are to be submitted.
GIRL'S BROTHER, SAYS RICH YOUTH, PUT HIM IN CAB, MADE HIM WED. Same as above with more detail. '... driven to the home of Byron Whitcomb, on Kimball Rd., Flatlands, and there forced into a marriage with Miss Lott.' 'Suydam remained with his bride only about half an hour, and then went to the home of his father, John J. Suydam, a wealthy real estate owner of Woodhaven, LI, and two months later the woman he married was served with papers in a suit for absolute divorce. She has not seen her husband since the day they were married.' Suydam is twenty-nine years old (b. 1878) and she is twenty-five. (b. 1882) Her brother, John Lott, is over forty, (b. bf 1867) a farmer, weighs about 250 pounds, without a superfluous ounce on his frame, and is reputed to be worth a quarter million dollars, sister has lived with him since childhood. Suydam worked at Catlin & C0., at 345 Broadway. Rev. John S. Gardner, pastor of Dutch Reformed Church of Flatlands performed the ceremony.
FORCED TO WED, SAYS SUYDAM Similar to above , but adds that she is about to become a mother.
OBITUARY - 2/18/1906 Charles F. Brower, at Oradell, NJ, husband of Elouise DeBevoise.
OBITUARY Andrew S. Brower, suddenly, on March 10, at his residence, Oradell, NJ. Interment at Greenwood.
OBITUARY - 1942 E. E. Wyckoff (Elizabeth Elmira DeBevoise) at her home, 88-02 166th St., Jamaica, NY. Buried at Maple Grove Cemetery.
OBITUARY - ??/5/1858 Charles DeBevoise, aged 65 years, 7 months, and 27 days, in Bushwick. Wife died about a year before. (b. 1793)
OBITUARY - ??/18/1858 Andrew Stockholm, of Bushwick. 'Always lived where he was born.' 'He left home at noon, in company with a relative, and rode out near the village of Jamaica. While transacting an item of business, he suddenly arose, and put his hand to the back part of his head, saying he had been seized with a severe pain, at which his relative approached, and received Mr. S., expiring, in his arms.
OBITUARY - 8/12/1935 James C. DeBevoise at Summer home in Hendersonville, North Carolina, husband of Ida M. Turley, sons, Merrill C., Turley M., J. Earl and Paul. They reside in Jacksonville, Florida.
OBITUARY - no date Mrs. Cornelia DeBevoise Lott, 84, widow of Abram VanSiclen Lott, well known Newtown farmer of Old Mill Road, Elmhurst, died at her home. She was born in Dutch Kills and was a member of the Reformed Church of Elmhurst. Abram V.S. Lott died about 11 years ago. She leaves six children: Stephen I. Lott of Elmhurst, Gertrude Van Siclen Vanderveer of Babylon, Johanna DeBevoise Lott of Elmhurst, Cornelia R. Wyckoff of Brooklyn, Sarah E. Lott and Helen F. Rapelje of Elmhurst, and four grandchildren. Buried at Maple Grove Cemetery.
OBITUARY - Sept. 12 (1892) Adrian VanSinderen, age 61, at his home, New Lots Rd & Junius St.
OBITUARY - Nov. 21 (1899) Ulpian VanSinderen, at his home, New Lots Ave. & Junius St., Bkln. Age 71.
OBITUARY - 2/1/1894 Ann Stockholm, widow of Andrew Stockholm, in her 86th year. Funeral at home of son-in-law, Charles J. DeBevoise, Shelton Ave.
CLIPPING - no date Miss Louise (Elouise) DeBevoise, daughter of Mrs. Charles DeBevoise, was married to Charles Brower, of Manhatten. 'The happy couple are on a wedding tour in the South.'
Judicial Account of Estate of Abraham A. Wyckoff - 1917 Inventory of estate
PAPERS - 1870-1890 Bunch of handwritten notes concerning will of Hotso VanSinderen, by executors, Martin Duryea, John Duryea and Ulpian VanSinderen.
OBITUARY - 3/27/1933 Irving Blair, husband of Sarah Waldron DeBevoise, brother of Sophie D., Meyers H. Blair of 406 Prospect Ave. Died in Hackensack, NJ, buried Cypress Hills Cemetery.
BILL - 4/1/1850 To Mr. Wyckoff from 'R. Lowry, dealer in Flour, Meal, Oats, Hay, Straw, and all kinds of feed, NO. 262 Atlantic Street, between Smith and Boerum Streets.'
BILLS - 4/8/1858 & 3/15/1859 To Mr. W. (Williamson) Wyckoff from 'T. Walters, Dr. Successor to Walters, Barrie & Co., Coach Makers, Brooklyn, L.I., corner of Henry and Poplar Sts.'
BILLS - 1904 Three bills from Martin Seibert, to Mrs. Catalina Wyckoff for carpentry work on new residence on Bergen Ave., Jamaica.
CLIPPING - 1893 'Wyckoff Married Another and Miss Lott has him arrested for breach of promise' Archibald F. Wyckoff was arrested at his home in Flatlands Neck. Suit brought by Miss Magdalena Lott for breach of promise of marriage. She is 18 years old. asking for $20,000 for wounded affections. He is about 38 years old. They have been neighbors for years. 'Miss Lott says that Archibald, in the month of May, 1892, commenced to pay her marked attention, and a few weeks later, upon his solicitation, she promised to become his wife. She also makes a charge of a more serious nature. (???)' On investigation, she found he had been quietly married to Annie M. Wyckoff, living in the next house to Miss Lott and her father.
CLIPPING - 8/2/1893 'Farmer Lott and Magdalena' 'The Story of the Girl Who Isn't Wyckoff's Wife' Interview with Samuel Lott, father of Magdalena, on his farm in Flatlands Neck, about Archibald Wyckoff, as in above article. 'This here Wyckoff was the fust company my little gal ever had. She is a young thing, just past 17 and goin' on 18, and I never let her have no company come to see her on that account. He'd had a run in with his old man and had gone west about fifteen year ago. ... This thing was goin' on for close to three years and we looked on it as a settled thing between him and her.... He fell away about six months ago, and then I asked her questions, and she told me all. It was pretty hard.... We read in the Eagle, about decoration day, that he had been married the day before in Port Washington, to Annie M. Wyckoff. She is no other relation to him, though she was born in Flatlands thirty-three years ago. Her folks live now at Port Washington, but she is out with her father on account of her stepmother, and stopped with some of her people here and did dressmaking... I've had a heap of trouble. I lost two children, had my (right) eye put out, and this thing come on me all in a year....' 'Wyckoff, who for some inscrutable reason is called Toly is not the man to be taken for a Don Juan. He is tall and angular and slow in speech..'
OBITUARY - no date Franklin Woodruff died at his home, 106 Remsen St., Brooklyn. He was born in Connecticut in 1832, successful in warehouse and importing business. He held several Republican offices and ran for Mayor of Brooklyn in 1879. He was a cousin of the present Lieutnant-Governor.
OBITUARY - 12/26/1905 Albert Henry Wyckoff Van Siclen Suddenly, at the Hotel St. George, in his 75th year. Funeral at residence, 568 Jamaica Ave., corner Shepherd, Brooklyn
OBITUARY - same as above with photo, adds Ex-Charities Commissioner of the old city of Brooklyn and Vice President of the 26th Ward Branch of the Mechanics' Bank. Died suddenly of heart disease. Born in New Lots on farm of parents, Abraham & Phoebe VanSiclen. Worked in hardware store of his uncle, Jacob Wyckoff. Was President of New Lots Cemetery Corporation. Survived by wife, Gertrude C. Schenck, two sons, G. Schenck and Albert W. VanSiclen, and two daughters, Mrs. Jerome Lott and Miss Gertrude S. VanSiclen
OBITUARY - 2/23/1904 Fred. Adee Hulst aged 29 years. Funeral at residence of his uncle, Daniel M. Adee, Metropolitan Ave. near William St., East Williamsburgh.
OBITUARY - no date Frank Lott Ketcham aged 30 years, son of Kate L. and A. Oakley Ketcham. Funeral from St. Gabriel's Church, Hollis. Died 22nd inst.
OBITUARY - no date Marie Ditmas Lott, wife of John Z. Lott. At her residence 930 Flatbush Ave., of heart trouble. Born in Flatbush 11/3/1837, daughter of Henry S. Ditmas and Ann Schenck. Survived by her husband, two sons, Henry D. and Erskine H., and a granddaughter.
OBITUARY - 1920 Mrs. Phebe Johnson Woodruff, widow of Franklin Woodruff. With photo. In her 87th year. Funeral at her residence, 106 Remsen St. Active in Church of the Pilgrims. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
OBITUARY - 12/27/1905 Mrs. Catalina Bergen, aged 78 years, after a week's illness of heart disease. Died at son-in-laws, John H. Eldert, on Lefferts Ave. and Stewart Ave. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Her father was John Maria Johnson, who for many years lived on a farm bordering Liberty Ave. She was born 10/27/1827, married Eldert Bergen on 7/26/1849. He bought 90 acre farm in Richmond Hill.
OBITUARY - 1/13/1906 Charles DeBevoise Stockholm, son of late Abraham and Jane Stockholm, at the residence of his brother, Andrew Stockholm. Interment at Cypress Hills Cemetery.
WEDDING 1/11/?? Anna Covert Eldert married Alexander H. Carpenter At the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ditmars Eldert, Fulton St. & Kissam Pl. She was attended by Miss Margaret Nostrand of Jamaica, Miss Emma Crampton, Miss Edith Bowne and Miss Helen Worrell, all of Brooklyn, and as flower girl, Miss Helen Carpenter, a niece of the bride and daughter of the groom by a former marriage. He was attended by George Linton, A. D. Eldert, Herbert Norton and John Bergen of Brooklyn, and George Watts of Jamaica. The Maid of Honor was to have been Miss Gertrude VanSiclen, of Brooklyn, but owing to the recent death of her father, she was unable. 'The groom was a brother-in-law of his bride; he having several years ago married her sister, who died, leaving him a widower with two children.'
MARRIED - 1/3/1906 Elizabeth Lott Hendrickson, daughter of Elias Hendrickson, to Howard Kenneth Mackenzie.
WEDDING 10/13/??? Miss Jennie Grace Ditmas, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ditmas, of Flatlands and Joseph Duke Harrison, at the home of brides parents, 60 Amersfort Pl. Maid of Honor was Miss Katharyn L. Holmes of Tremont, N.J. Best Man was Walter Bradford Harrison, brother of the groom. Bridesmaids were: Miss Eliza Prince and Miss May Ditmas, of Flatbush, Miss Adele H. Bull, of Brooklyn, all cousins of the bride, Miss Phebe L. Williamson and Miss Elizabeth Hendrickson, of Flatlands, and Miss Josephine Pye, of Poughkeepsie. Ushers were: Charles Andrew Ditmas and Holmes VanBrunt Ditmas, brothers of the bride, Frank L. Odell, John L. Vanderveer, John L. Bergen, George S. Lowe, William J. Barrett, Charles A. Throckmorton, Fred Inglehart. They departed for new home in Berkeley, California.
ENGAGED Mr. & Mrs. H.E. Hunt announce the engagement of their daughter, Lillian May to Jacob Ryerson, both of Flatbush.
ENGAGEMENT Miss Gertrude J. Lott of Woodhaven to Mr. Nicholas M. Pette of Jamaica.
WEDDING - 3/6/1907 Irving H. Hoagland to Caroline E. Linington at 93 New Lots Ave. Bkln.
CLIPPING 'If an earthquake really did shake Flatbush it is a wonder some of those cardboard houses did not fall down.'
OBITUARY 3/24/?? Catharine M. Rapelye, wife of Peter Wyckoff, aged 73 years, resided 1325 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn.
OBITUARY 9/23/?? Catherine J., wife of F.S. Covert, in her 74th year, resided in Williston, L.I., interment, Westbury.
ASSIGNMENTS-MORTGAGES DeBevoise, Charles H., spec gdn, to Andrew C. DeBevoise....2,000
OBITUARY - 3/5/1906 Agnes R. Schenck, wife of Franklin S., in her 66th year, resided 182 VanBuren St., interment private
OBITUARY - 11/14/?? Mrs. Abigail DeBevoise, widow of Andrew DeBevoise, in her 73rd year, funeral at residence of Edward Reeves, 20 Grove St., Jamaica
OBITUARY - 3/21/1906 Cornelia Kouwenhoven, widow of William G. DeBevoise, resided 104 Madison Ave., Flushing, interment at Maple Grove
ARTICLE - VanSiclen will filed for probate 'Will of Martha Adelia Nostrand VanSiclen who died in her 96th year on March 7 at the VanSiclen homestead, Lincoln and VanWyck Avenues, has just been filed with Surrogate Daniel Noble of Queens County.' Mentions daughters Annie A. VanSiclen of 111-14 VanWyck Ave., Jamaica, and Ida and Cornelia N. VanSiclen of the Grace Dodge Hotel, Washington, D.C., and a son Peter N. VanSiclen of 88-78 193rd St., Hollis and grandsons James D. VanSiclen of the President Wilson Apartments of Jamaica and Samuel B. VanSiclen of 250 Schenck Ave., Great Neck. She was daughter-in-law of James VanSiclen, who came to Jamaica in 1812 from Pennsylvania. The will is dated 8/15/1924.
ARTICLE - A.A. Wyckoff, 65, missing from home 'Abraham A. Wyckoff, 65 years old, a wealthy retired farmer and the owner of many valuable parcels of real estate about Jamaica, has been missing from his home at 87 Bergen Ave., Jamaica, since Thursday evening... While suffering from vertigo he seems to lose all the power of speech and his memory also fails him. The missing man is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 190 pounds, smooth shaven and has gray hair and eyes. Three fingers are missing from his left hand and two from his right hand.'
OBITUARY - Abraham A. Wyckoff On February 15, 1917, in the 65th year of his age. 'Members of the Veteran Volunteer Firemen's Association, and also the members of Jamaica Lodge No. 247, I.O.O.F. are invited to attend the funeral services.
ARTICLE -Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 3/5/1919 'Brig. Gen. Charles I. DeBevoise of Brooklyn, Commander of 53rd (Inf.) Brigade, 27th Division' With photo taken last October 26, after he, with his command had come out of the tremendous Hindenburg line and St. Souplet battles. He had been commander of the 107th Inf., the old Seventh united with the old Twelfth. A Colonel when the 27th Div. was mobilized at Camp Wadsworth, Spartenburg, SC, he headed the former First Cavalry of Brooklyn. When that unit was broken up he became commander of the trains of the division, later commander of the 106th Inf. and still later assigned to school in France. From there returned to head the 107th Inf. in Sept.
ARTICLE - no date - 'Frozen Fingers Amputated' Feb. 4, Yesterday afternoon Dr. T. J. Flynn amputated both small fingers and portions of three other fingers on the hands of Abraham A. Wyckoff of Jamaica. The operation was performed at St. Mary's Hospital. The fingers had been frozen and were useless. Amputation was deemed necessary to relieve the sufferer.
CLIPPING - no date Mr. & Mrs. Frank B. Mott, of Dennington Ave. are visiting Mrs. Mott's sister and her husband, Mr. & Mrs. Claire E. Burtis at Astoria, L.I.
CLIPPING - no date - draft number Tuenis G. Bergen of 526 East 21st St. was No. 322 in Local Board 67 of Flatbush, but he will not be called for immediate military service as he is 44 years of age and is married.
CLIPPING - 1/21/1938(?) - New York Herald Mrs. Charles I. DeBevoise, of the Barclay and Saugatuck, Conn., announced the engagement yesterday of her daughter, Miss Mary Taylor Lewis, to Mr. James Kenneth Bradley, son of Mr. & Mrs. James Peters Bradley of Saugatuck and this city. The marriage will take place next Thursday at the home of Mrs. DeBevoise, Longshore Farms, Saugatuck. Miss Lewis's father is Mr. Frederick E. Lewis, of California.
OBITUARY - 1912 'Maria Duryea VanSinderen, widow of A. Judson Palmer, M.D., died Saturday after a long illness at her residence, 90 Hancock Street. Her husband was a physician in the Bedford district for over fifty years. She was born seventy-two years ago in the old town of New Lots, the daughter of Hocso (sic) and Jane Ann Duryea VanSinderen. Mrs. Palmer had lived in the Bedford district fifty-four years and had been a member of the Central Congregational Church since Dr. Scudder's time. She is survived by two daughters, Anna D. and Mrs. Phebe VanSinderen Peirson(sic), and two grandchildren. Mrs. Palmer's only son, Howard George Palmer, M.D., died three years ago. Services will be held at her home tonight, the Rev. Dr. S. Parkes Cadman officiating, and the interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.'
OBITUARY - John K. Vanderveer At Patchogue 1/29/1917 in his 65th year. Services at residence, 284 Ocean Ave., Patchogue, NY. Burial at New Lots Cemetery.
CLIPPING - no date 'Miss Cornelia Lott Watts to become bride of S. Burt VanSiclen' She is daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Tyler Watts of 85 Bergen Ave., will marry son of Mr. & Mrs. James VanSiclen of 7 Lincoln Ave. Maid of Honor is her sister, Miss Estelle Watts, bridesmaids are Misses Anne Napier & Harriet Bevin of Jamaica, Misses Ina Brown of Winchester, Mass., & Cornelia Wyckoff of Brooklyn, Master James Watts as ring-bearer. Best man is grooms brother, James V. VanSiclen, ushers are Newton Revin of Jamaica, Robert Weiss of Amityville, Robert Girling of Port Washington, Walter Ring of Forest Hills. Couple will reside in Hollis Park Gardens.