Sunset at Gowanus Bay

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Names of Dutch Settlers in Esopus

"Names of Dutch Settlers in Esopus" was published in the Yearbook of the Holland Society of New York, 1897. It is a list compiled from old court records of Wildwijck, later known as Kingston, New York. It was created from the work of Dingman Versteeg who at the time was translating the original records from Dutch for the "Ulster County authorities," according to the Holland Society's introduction to the list.

The list begins with a few marriage records, then is followed a list of early settlers arranged alphabetically by surname or patronymic. There is a year in which each settler first appeared, and for some, a few more specifics. It is sixteen pages long. The copy below is a PDF of scanned pages that were photocopied and provided to me by William B. Bogardus.

Names of Dutch Settlers in Esopus

Some of the old Holland Society Yearbooks are available online in digital format either at Google Books or at Internet Archive. I have not been able to find the 1897 edition, except for this one listing at Google Books which does not have the full text.

Yearbook of the Holland Society of New York, 1897 at Google Books

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