Cornelius Van Reypen, Jersey City, N.J.

CORNELIUS C. Van Reypen was born in old Bergen,
now a part of Jersey City, April 8,1813.

He obtained his education at the old Columbia Public School, at that time located in Bergen Square. His early life was spent on his father’s farm. He still resides in the old homestead, where his great-grandfather lived before
him, it being- the first plot purchased in the town of Bergen.
On May 5, 1832, Mr. Van Reypen married Miss Cathrine Van Horne, to whom one child, a son, was born. After a marriage of about twelve months, Mr. Van Reypen was deprived of his wife’s companionship by death. On August 27, 1835, he married again. His second wife was Miss Christina Cantine Van Alen, of Blooming Grove, Rensselaer County, N. Y. She was a near
relative of Judge Knickerbocker, the Van Buren and other prominent families of those days in New York State. Three sons and three daughters were
born to his second marriage.
Mr. Van Reypen is a member of the Holland Society of New York City, and of the Hudson County Democratic Society. He is also a member of the Dutch Reformed Church of Bergen, and was its treasurer for twenty-five years.
Mr. Van Reypen resides at 201 Academy Street, and in the house in which he was born. He is a large holder of real estate in Jersey City.

Source: “History of Jersey City, N.J.” by Alexander McLean -1895