Sunset at Gowanus Bay

Sunset at Gowanus Bay
Sunset at Gowanus Bay, Henry Gritten, 1851

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Some Brower and Brewer Marriages and Baptisms You May Have Missed

Among the collection of material relating to families and persons named Brouwer, Brower and Brewer accumulated by William B. Bogardus, are a few pages of extracts taken from various churches in, or in the vicinity of, New York City. When going through them I found a few persons who were already known by other records, and can be found on the Brouwer Genealogy Database, but the majority are new names. Although I have not made an attempt to place them within the currently known Brower and Brewer families, they will be added to the BGD when it is next updated. In the meantime I am placing online the original transcribed/extracted material. They are hand written pages I've identified the original source they were taken from (which of course should be consulted by anyone using these pages, to confirm accuracy). Of the three documents being placed online today, two are from the Mariners Church in New York City, and the third is from the Prebyterian Church at Caldwell, Essex Co., New Jersey.

Brower and Brewer Baptisms by Rev. Henry Chase at the Mariners Church, New York City. This handful of baptisms, all of which took place during the first half of the 19th century, were extracted from FHL film #0017777, item 1, Henry Chase and Mariners Church (New York, New York),  "Register of Baptisms with Birth Dates, 1822-1853," hand written records, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City.

Brower and Brewer Marriages by Rev. Henry Chase at the Mariners Church New York City. Although the page of extracts does not state the original source, in light of the above item, I believe that they were taken from FHL film #0017785, item 5, Henry Chase and Mariners Church (New York, New York), "Marriage Register of Henry Chase, Minister of the Mariners Church, New York City, 1823-1853," hand written records, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City.

In the case of the above marriage records, the residence of the bride and groom are given, most having lived in either New York City (meaning Manhattan) or Brooklyn, although there is one couple, Robert White Brewer and Huldah Matilda Worhtley, from Red Bank, Monmouth County, New Jersey. A few of the entries also record the place of birth of the bride and groom.

Marriage Records, Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, New Jersey. There are a handful of Browers in this page of extractions. In addition, those with the surname Casted, Kestead, Kistead, Kester, Kierstead, Kastead were also extracted. The extractions came from FHL film #s 0946632 and 0946633, Plume Beach, "Genealogical Collection," manuscript, New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, New Jersey.

Hopefully someone will find a missing date or location among this small collection. I found a few. The pages were originally found in the William B. Bogardus Collection, Box 7, Uncatalogued Items.

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