Sunset at Gowanus Bay

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

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dutch Congregations of Freehold and Middletown, GMNJ vol. 37

Records of the Dutch Congregations of Freehold and Middletown (Monmouth Co.) New Jersey, continue in volume 37 of the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey. The records begin with Church Officers in 1765, 1766, 1767, 1787, 1789 to 1799, 1801 to 1806, 1808 to 1817. This is followed by a short description of the Pastorate of Samuel A. Van Vranken, 1818-1834. Baptism records are then included for 2 May 1818 and 28 June 1818 which are comprised of twelve baptisms that include birth dates. This is followed by Marriages 1818 to 1824. There is then a brief description of the Pastorate of James Otterson, 1834-1838. Baptisms then pick up with the year 1835 and run to 1839. We then have marriages from 1834 to 1838, followed by a list of members recorded December 1834. A "Statement of the Congregation of Freehold in Novr. 1836," at 37:22 includes the number of children in each member's family. This list also includes the location at which each member lived. A description of the Pastorate of Aaron A. Marcellus, 1839-1851 follows at 37:138, then baptisms continue with 29 June 1839 and end with 28 May 1843 (dates of birth are included). All and all, a lot of different records for the community for a period of time in which records from Monmouth County are otherwise scarce.

Reformed Dutch Congregations of Freehold and Middltown, GMNJ vol. 37 (1962)

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