Here are bits & pieces of genealogical information gleaned from various letters and other sources dealing with several other families.
My use of initials is not consistant. This still needs a little work. CVSW - Caroline VanSinderen Wyckoff - my Grandmother who married JLB (John Lott Bergen) EEDB - Elizabeth E. DeBevoise - her Mother who married Abraham A. Wyckoff
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HANDWRITTEN PAGES Great Grandfather Lott, Grandma Stockholm's Father Jacobus Lott was born 4/2/1771 Jane Titus was born 5/7/1775, Grandma Stockholm's Mother Children of Jacobus & Jane: Charles Lott born 11/11/1806 Ann Lott (Grandma Stockholm) born 10/12/1808 Sarah Lott (Charlie Brower's Mother) born 2/1/1811 Catherine & Jane Lott (twins) born 6/7/1814 Simon Lott born 12/25/1816 Jacobus Lott (Ritie Heyse's Father) born 2/23/1819 Francis Lott born 2/21/1822 Aaron Lott born 4/12/1828 Jacobus Lott married Jane Titus 2/16/1804 Andrew Stockholm married Ann Lott 11/26/1828 Charles Lott (Grandma's brother) married Helen Rider 1/27/1829 Silvester W. Brower married Sarah Lott 12/5/1832 John Titus married Catherine Lott 5/27/1834 Francis Lott married Amelia VanAllen 8/23/1841 James (Jacobus) Lott married Augusta Rogers 8/8/1842 James (Jacobus) Lott married Catherine M. Gulick 7/3/1856 Simon Lott married Jane Walters 11/6/1856 Aaron Lott married Cinthy Lott 6/16/1858 Simon Lott (Father of Jacobus Lott) died 12/1/1807, 65 yrs. 9 mo. 4 dys. Anna Lott (Mother of Jacobus Lott) died 8/24/1832, 79 yrs. 5 mo. 22 dys. Jacobus Lott (Grandma Stockholm's Father) died 9/8/1831, 60 yrs. 5 mo. 6 dys. Jane (Titus) Lott died 4/20/1843 57 yrs. 11 mo. 13 dys. Jane Lott (daughter of Jacobus & Jane) died 4/16/1834, 19 yrs. 11 mo. 18 dys Alletta Jane Lott (daughter of Charles & Helen) died 9/22/1833, 1 yr. 2 mo. 8 dys.
HANDWRITTEN NOTE: Cornelia VanSinderen, widow of Douwe Stoothof died August 14th 1832 aged 57 years and 8 months Johannes J. Lott died July 24th 1812 aged 37 years 4 months 24 days Elizabeth VanSinderen, wife of Johannes J. Lott died October 22nd 1818 aged 39 years 18 months 4 days George, son of Johannes J. Lott and Elizabeth VS died September 17, 1810 aged 6 years 7 months Adrian, son of Johannes J. Lott and Elizabeth VS died June 7, 1809 aged 2 years 18 months 17 days Magdalin, daughter of Johannes J. Lott and Elizabeth VS died March 2, 1828 aged 19 years 11 months 5 days Abraham Jones, son of Matthew Jones and Ida Williamson died March 16, 1841 aged 36 years
HANDWRITTEN NOTE: Williamson Wyckoff was born October 19, 1821 John Wyckoff died June 9, 1870 Peter G. Wyckoff died May 28, 1874 aged 41 years 1 month 11 days Jane VanSinderen, widow of John C. Lott died February 19, 1868
HANDWRITTEN NOTE: Peter G. Wyckoff, son of Garret & Sarah Wyckoff was born April 17, 1833, died May 28, 1874 Mary Francis, daughter of Garret & Sarah Wyckoff was born January 4, 1832, died Nov. 14, 1880 Garret ?. Wyckoff died Jan. 4, 1851 aged 53 years 3 months 24 days John Wyckoff died Oct. 9, 1825 aged 33 years 6 months 5 days John ?. Wyckoff died March 3, 1821 aged 15 years 11 months 24 days Anne Rapelye, wife of Johannis Lott died September 9, 1760 aged 64 years 1 month 3 days
HANDWRITTEN NOTE: Ulpian VanSinderen born Dec. 25, 1820 Harriet F. Stimson born Oct. 30, 1820 Married Ulpian VanSinderen to Harriet F. Stimson Dec. 8, 1842 Children of the same Born Sarah A. Nov. 2, 1843 George M. Nov. 5, 1845 Clara E. Aug. 29, 1848 Josephine Feb. 8, 1851 Hellena July 8, 1857 John July 22, 1860 Deaths Harriet VanSinderen May 5, 1862 Sarah A. VanSinderen May 1, 1878
Handwritten note - no date To John L. Bergen from Mary M. Prince 849 Flatbush Ave.
Handwritten note - 12/7/1903 Rec'd of Catalina L. Wyckoff $500 on account of 7 lots - 80 feet on Bergen Ave. - 157 feet on Bergen Court (87 Bergen Ave., Jamaica)
Handwritten note - 1/14/1891 $5.00 to Maple Grove Cemetery for opening grave no. 4, lot no. 241, Maple Plot, for remains of Williamson Wyckoff, age 64 yrs. 10 months. $5.00 for opening grave no. 34, lot no. 58, South Border Plot, for removing remains of Williamson Wyckoff. (Catalina L. Wyckoff had her husband disinterred and re-buried in a large plot she purchased)
Letter - 8/16/1897 To CVSW from EEDBV 'Cousin Charlie D. is a little better but now Nealie is sick, so they had to get another nurse to take care of her. So now they have two trained nurses & two girls & Phebe's Mother' ... 'All the Linington family have gone to Liberty. Uncle Wyck & Lucretia Annie & husband & they took Carrie with them.' ... 'Addie Hendrickson's Grandma has had a paralytic stroke.'
Letter - 6/23/1906 To C.V.S.W. from Ritie staying at Aunt Neal's; mentions Aunt Rite; says only sixteen people at Ritie Rapalje's wedding. 420 Hillside Ave., Jamaica
Letter - 6/28/1904 To C.V.S.W. from Walter S. Rapelje, 957 Liberty Ave, Brooklyn, NY apologizing for 'ungentlemanly behavior' last Sat. copy of her reply to think nothing of it, she had a very pleasant evening.
Letter - 1/5/1905 To C.V.S.W. from Elmira V.B. (Mrs. Francis H) Waite, Oradell, NJ mentions daughter, Helen, two yrs old.
Letter 1/9/1911 To C.V.S.W. Bergen & Cousin Lizzie from Grace Ellis, in new home, East Sandwich, Mass.
Letter 7/5/1911 To Cousin Louise from Grace Ellis, East Sandwich, Mass. Husband George, son Edward(2? yr. old), baby Louise Augusta, 'Louise is Mama's second name'. Signed Grace.
Sympathy thank-you - 5/19/1911 To Mr. & Mrs. J.L. Bergen from Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Rapelje
Sympathy thank-you - 11/16/1912 To Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Wyckoff from Mr. Abraham J. DeBevoise & family.
Note - 5/10/1907 'I give to my son John L. Bergen the old clock which was Uncle Abraham and Aunt Anne Terhune's. Anna Bergen
Postcard 2/26/1917 To Elizabeth E. Wyckoff - condolence card from Cousin Susie E. Halstead.
Letter - 12/9/1907 C.V.S.W. to J.L.B. mentions Cousin Jennie Duryea. Elderts all going to Elenor Jones' wedding next week, 1,000 invitations, going to Texas to live.
Letter - 3/26/1909 C.V.S.W. to J.L.B. Ma going to Providence, R.I. for funeral, meeting Auntie.
Letter - 6/25/1906 C.V.S.W. to J.L.B. High School on Hillside, graduating - Mabel Ryerson, Cornelia Eldert, Sarah Vanderveer, also Anna Suydam at Woodhaven
NOTE 3/13/1909 To C.V.S.W. from Jennie VanWyck Rapelje, 976 Belmont Ave, Brooklyn. Thank you for berry spoon, hope you will be at our wedding. (she married Teunis Bergen, brother of John L. Bergen)
LETTER 8/4/1908 To C.V.S.W. from Ritie B. Jackson, 420 Hillside Ave. 'had long ride with Gus DeBevoise', 'was out in Fred Wyckoff's machine'
LETTER 2/23/1907 To C.V.S.W. from Cousin Gertrude Hegeman Dunleavy, 102 Barbey St. Mentions Father in Florida, Mother, John and Al.
Letter - 8/13/1906 To J.L.B. from C.V.S.W. - mentions Jake Ryerson's brother was at Church with Maud Stockholm
Letter - 8/23/1906 To C.V.S.W. from J.L.B. in Great Barrington, Mass. Sent letter to Marion Lott in Stamford - going to So. Egremont 4 miles away to see Georgie Suydam who married Frank James.
Letter - 3/8/1906 To C.V.S.W. from J.L.B. 'John Vanderveer from Flatbush was down today. I told him I was going to see him & Josie tonight but he said Josie & the folks are away, so will go and see Jerome Lott and his kids. don't tell Marion I called her a kid, as I haven't my life insured.'
Letter - 3/1/1907 To C.V.S.W. from J.L.B. 'Have heard from your U. John's threats. Rec'd a note from J. C. VanSiclen, asking me to call on him on important business to me. Went to see him Thursday morning at his office in N.Y. He beat around the bush quite a while before he said what he wanted. As my answers were not satisfactory to his side, I don't think he will dare call me as a witness.'
Letter - 3/12/1907 To C.V.S.W. from J.L.B. 'Jake Ryerson is engaged to Lillian Hunt.'
Letter - 3/28/1907 To C.V.S.W. from J.L.B. 'Marion's A. Sarah is staying with them.'
Letter - 9/15/1910 To J.L.B. from Mother Jennie had a baby boy.
Letter - 12/2/1908 C.V.S.W. to J.L.B. She and Mother visited Cousin Katie Ditmas at Garden City Hotel.
Card - 11/10/1908 To J.L.B. from Grace Ashley Collison, Huntington, L.I. - thanking him for handsome spoon - mentions Cousin Louise.
Letter - 2/26/1921 To J.L.B. from Charles William Roeder, Pastor of Protestant Dutch Reformed Church of Flatlands, Kouwenhoven Pl. & E. 40th St. granting letter to Jamaica Church.
Letter 8/19/1896 To C.V.S.W. from E.E.W. mention George Palmer going to U. Ulp's. A. Phebe has rec'd 100 letters since Henry's death.
Letter - 5/10/1908 to C.V.S.W. from Marion Craft, Altoona, Iowa. 'Charlotte writes me how sad it is to see the Old Homestead going to ruin... your poor Uncle took so much pride in that place... have regretted so many times ever leaving Brooklyn'
Letter 10/22/1907 To C.V.S.W. from Gertrude S. VanSiclen, 568 Jamaica Ave., Brooklyn 'linen shower for Ida Vanderveer Downing at Carries(?) Nostrand's'
SSN - CVSW or Etta Paxton - 112-34-3342 - 11-1919588 H
Sympathy card - 1917 To Lizzie - From Cousin Harriet E. Stockholm, Hollis
Letter 8/17/1896 To CVSW from EEDB - 'Papa was to A. Phebe's today. She is going to Vermont, where Henry's wife is. They have a cottage there.' 'Gertie Stockholm is in Vermont with Addie Hendrickson & family'
Letter 8/9/1896 To CVSW from EEDB - 'Grandma D. gave me the paper with Henry W. funeral in, will send to Grandma... Henry Woodruff's wife has gone back to Vermont, she left her baby out there.' 'Bertha Chapman's Grandma is dead. Mrs. Morrell, the funeral is tomorrow aft. 2 o'clk.' 'Do you write to Annie DBV?'
'Home from the funeral - Cousin Phebe Pierson isn't very well, going to the Thousand Islands.'
Letter 8/12/1897 To CVSW from EEDBV - "I went to the funeral of Mrs. Sarah Durland, they found her dead in bed, very sudden, it was a large funeral.' 'I will send todays paper with account of the death of Mr. Squires and grandchild of Newtown. Jennie Duryea said today that Cousin Charlie is no better, his throat is sore now. I saw in last night's paper that James Vanderveer had bought Cousin Frank Lotts farm for $22,000. ... I went to see Cousin Neil D. Anna's Mother ... Anna is staying with Nealie Rapelye... Bessie Lott's Aunt Libbie is quite sick with paralysis of the throat.'
Letter 8/14/1904 To CVSW from Gertrude S. VanSiclen @ Pine Grove House, Palenville, Greene Co., NY. '... a host of people from Jamaica here, George & Estelle Watts & Cornelia Lott from Newtown, Mr. & Mrs. Wyckoff & LeRoy Wyckoff & Pecks, Nostrands, Mr. & Mrs. James VanSiclen, James & Bert VanSiclen & many more... heard Uncle Abe was dead, funeral is tomorrow, he was in eightieth year... my sister and Marion have not felt very well...'
Letter 8/11/1908 To CVSW from Gertrude S. VanSiclen @ Pine Grove House, Palenville, mentions Aunt Sarah and Charlotte being sick.
Letter 10/2/1908 To CVSW from JLB - 'got my teeth Thursday evening, they feel very funny, can eat quite good with them... Marion's (Lott) folks moved yesterday.'
Letter 8/16/1909 To CVSW from JLB - '... Sam & Ritie Ryder were here... a young lady came over yesterday morning and invited me to a game of croquet as it was her twelfth birthday.' (Marion Lott??)
Letter 7/3/1964 To CVSW from Sadie Mott, 10 Holden Pl., Forest Hills, NY
Letter 8/9/1964 To CVSW from May E. Rider, 89-20 163rd St. Jamaica, NY
Letter 8/26/1896 To CVSW from EEDBV - Cousin Lizzie Tompkins & her Mother called at Grandpa's yesterday. They drove down to see Grandma. Recieved an invitation to Marnard Kissam's wedding of Queens, at St George's Church, Hempstead, Sept 9.
Letter 10/14/1901 - from Long Island City To EEDBV from Neil - 'Next week Ella DeBevoise, Will's cousin in Brooklyn gets married. Her sister Jennie died two years ago, now Ella is going to marry Jennie's husband. Kinder funny is'nt it. Anna Lott is to be one of the brides-maids. We are all invited. Anna is having the waist of her graduating dress fixed over to wear. That will be on the eve of the 23rd.'
Letter 7/9/1901 - from Long Island City To EEDBV from Neil - 'Thursday is Libbie Cutter's birthday... Ferd & Neil Wyckoff & baby & Kitty Linington & baby are going to Palenville next week... Friday, Cornelia Lott & Libbie Cutter are coming here to spend the day and divide some of Grandma's things.' mentions daughter Anna.
Card 12/26/1911 Mrs. David Springsteen and family acknowledge with deep appreciation and gratitude your kind expression of sympathy. Hoffman Boulevard, Forest Hills, Long Island
Navy Department - 7/11/1896 Naval orders to Edwin H. DeLany, Assistant Engineer, to proceed to San Francisco, then on mail steamer to Yokohama, Japan to report for duty on U.S. Flagship OLYMPIA.
Program - 4/12/1849 Order of exercises at the Public Exhibition of Erasmus Hall Academy. List of speakers: J. VanDeventer, J. H. Sutphen, A. H. W. VanSiclen, W. E. Murphy, A. S. Campbell, J. S. Wyckoff, N. L. M. Bennett, J. S. Lott, L. L. Laidlaw, J. Kane Smyth, J. L. Zabriskie, A. V. B. Voorhees, G. W. Bacon, C. W. Church, J. I. Labagh, P. I. Neefus, G. W. Sherwood.
New Years card - 1881 William E. Duryee & Charles E. Lott
New Years card - no date A. E. Howard & Wm. C. Card
Funeral Card - 8/24/1887 Mary Elizabeth Lott died 8/24/1887 aged 33 years 5 mos 5 days. (wife of John C. Lott??)
Sympathy card - 3/29/1917 To E. E. Wyckoff from friend, Julia R. Vanderveer, recently widowed, married around same time. 507 West Main St., Patchogue, L.I.
Thank you note - 11/16/1921 To E. E. Wyckoff from Florence C. DeBevoise & husband Elmer, Hollis, L.I.
Letter - 4/18/1924 To C.V.S.W. Bergen from Elizabeth Webb Woodruff about Arthur's funeral expenses not being paid by his mother's estate.
Pew rental contract - 11/1/1879 To Charles J. DeBevoise for $300 Pew #82 First Reformed Church of Jamaica.
Attached cards Annie D. DeBevoise & Ditmars Eldert
Postcard - 3/7/1887 To Catalina Wyckoff from cousin Maggie Tompkins, that Janetta Lott is visiting in Brooklyn.
Handwritten note Johannes Lott died April 8, 1775 aged 82 years 10 months 17 days.
Summons - 8/27/1824 To Hotso VanSinderen, Isaac Staats and John L. Staats to answer Bill of Complaint by Tobias VanSchaick and others. Court of Chancery.
From court summons: 10/3/1958 Kings Co. Cornelius C. Lott d. 8/24/1944 Walter R. Lott d. 2/25/1958 Bernard V. Lott d. 8/3/1949 Onondaga Co. Ruth F. Dixon d. 7/27/1952 Union Co., NJ VanWyck Lott d. 4/24/1946 Florence E. Lott d. 7/23/1948
Notes from CVSW diary - 1907 July 29 Sarah Rapalje VanSiclen has a son, little girl 15 months, the 17th Adele Johnson Storms has a son Oct. Will Voris has a son, Stephen, name of oldest son since came from Holland Sept. 15 Will Burtis engaged to Grace Corwin Oct. 4 Fri. Mr. & Mrs. John H. Eldert celebrated silver anniversary Oct. 9 Wed. Miss Bartow married to Mr. Nash of Flushing Miss Irene Baylis married to widower Oct. 10 Thurs. Ida Vanderveer married to George Downing at home Oct. 9 Miss Diack married to Frank Hegeman in Flatlands church Oct. 17 Fannie Baker married to Mr. Baylis Oct. 23 Wed. Neilie DeBevoise married at home (Cornelia Elizabeth DeBevoise to William Remsen Lott) Oct. 23 Lillian May Hunt married to Jacob Ryerson, Flatbush Oct. 23 Lillian Halstead to Mr. Sweet, widower, 2 daughters, at home Oct. 2 Wed. Charlie Bergen gave Bertha Bergen, engagement ring, going since Xmas Oct. 14 Mon. Maud Stockholm buried, Cypress Hills Oct. 22 Tues. Mrs. Spader buried, Mrs. Allen - Dr. Hull's Aunt buried, Mrs. DeGraw
LETTER Sat. 5/28/1898 To Catalina Wyckoff 22 Canal St., Jamaica from Cousin Elise 1326 L St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 'Grandpa Lawrence lived to be 84 in 85 and Grandma was 88. The old Homestead belonged to Grandma's father, there she was born and during a short time lived at Newtown, then Grandpa bought the farm and they both spent the remainder of their lives there, my Father purchased 60 acres of it and there my ??? Mother passed the remainder of her life... I shall not be 92 until the 16th of July.'
LETTER 8/21/1898 To EEW 22 Canal St., Jamaica from Mary E. Martin 1326 L St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 'Cousin Eliza is failing very slowly... you have been a good cousin'
LETTER 4/25/1899 To EEW from Mary E. Martin 1326 L St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 'I have come across some likenesses sent to Cousin E. after Charlie Lott and his Aunt died.... I will express them to you.' 'Cousin Eliza had a very sick attack... but she has rallied..'
LETTER 6/8/1900 To EEW from Marion Craft, 106 Remsen St. (staying with Phebe Woodruff) Was to leave for Iowa, but fell down stairs and received serious injuries. 'Am very anxious to get to my journey's end if it is only to die.' 'Hope you are none the worse for your being so taxed in getting away from New Lots.'
LETTER 7/3 Wed. Morn From EEW to CVSW Auntie has new address 'as there is no more Hansen Pl. is now 138-07 90th Ave.'
NOTE 12/2/1925 To CVSW from Lillian D. Poling (Mrs. D.A.) 435 Ave. NYC
SYMPATHY - 3/14/1936 - to CVSW Two cards: Mr. Walter Suydam Rapelje Mrs. Walter Suydam Rapelje (Gertrude) 8849 Boulevard, Hollis Park Gardens
SYMPATHY - 3/16/1936 - to CVSW From Anna Carpenter 87-12 165th St., Jamaica. Husband Al E. Carpenter
SYMPATHY - 3/16/1936 - to CVSW From Dorothy 61 Willow St., Garden City, NY. Husband Az (Azariah Springsteen?)
NOTE - handwritten by CVSW Birthdays Frank E. Griffin 12/1/1881 Laura Ledger Constable 2/23/1881 Gertrude VanSiclen May B. Hunting 8/28/1881 Sarah A. Griffin 9/9/1883 Willetta H. Lewis 11/22/1883 Susan M. Cagwin 5/7 Maria B. Jackson 8/18/1884 Grace Downing Emma Webb John Powell 8/17 Emily Williamson Will Burtis Caroline Wyckoff 10/25/1882 Margaret Creavy(?) Mabel King May Sly 9/6/1882 Charles Lott 1879 May E. Ryder 8/6/1884
NOTE - handwritten by CVSW Family Abraham A. Wyckoff 11 Elizabeth E. " 6/1/1854 Mrs. Catalina L. " 8/8 Caroline V.S. " 10/25/1882 Mrs. Elouise Brower 4/21/1861 Mr. Charles F. " 12/8/1838 Mrs. Sarah W. Blair 1/25/1859 Mr. Irving J. " 9/3 Mrs. Phebe J. Woodruff Arthur V.S. " Franklin " Mrs. Maria Palmer Dr. " George Howard " Annie " Mrs. Phebe Pierson Mrs. Stella Palmer Mrs. Annie Suydam 8/10/1856 Mr. John T. " Warren " Sarah " Jan. Jennie " 10/22/1882 John " David " Charles " Anna " Edna " Lloyd " Mr. James DeBevoise 2/12/1869 Mrs. Ida " Merrill " Earl " Turley " Mrs. Jane A. DeBevoise 12/7/1830 Mr. Charles J. " 8/9/1829 Mrs. Annie Hulst Edna " Viola " Frank " Florence Estelle DeBevoise 1/19/1867