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