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the Wesel bridge.  He d. on his farm at Slooterdam 
(Fair Lawn), May  23.1857. 

Daniel-Cornelius-Gerrit-Juriaen Thomasse and Elizabeth 
Terhune had children:

I. Catrintje, b. Dec. 2, 1762. 
II. Cornelis, b. May 23, 1767; m. 1st, Elizabeth Vree- 
land, m. bond dated Jan. 20, 1787; 2d, Vrouwetje, dau. of 
Gerrebrant Gerritse, of Slooterdam, Oct. 30, 1791; she d. 
Sept. 19, 1806; 3d, Aeltje Van Horne, wid. of Michael Van 
Houten, May 31, 1807; d- Jan. 6, 1842.  Cornelis lived on 
the east side of the Passaic river, on the north side of Gar- 
rison’s lane (opposite the Broadway bridge) ; he afterwards 
removed to the second house below the Broadway bridge, 
and after the death of his third wife he removed to Bergen, 
(Jersey City) where he lived near the Bergen church. 
III. Derrick, b. Aug. 28, 1772; m. Jenneke Vreeland, 
Oct. —, 1792 ; d- July 3, 1851.  Issue: 1. Michael, b. Nov. 
8,  1793; m.   Cecilia Cadmus,  Dec.  21,  1816; d.  April 22, 
1868; 2. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 23, 1795; d. Sept. 3, 1796; 3. 
Annatje, b. June 25, 1797; m.  Abraham Vreeland, Nov. 30, 
1816; 4. Elizabeth, b. July 9, 1800; 5. Aegie, b. Dec. 19, 
1801; d. unm. ; 6. Daniel, b. Sept. 7, 1803; m. Jane, dau. 
of Adrian-Mercelins Post, Sept. 7, 1826; d. April 22, 1873; 
7.  Cornelius, b. March 27, 1805; m. Mary, dau. of Abraham 
Sickles, Sept. 15, 1827; 8. Catharine, b. Sept. 24, 1807; m. 
Albert Zabriskie, Nov. 7, 1822; d. Dec. 31, 1868; he d. 
Sept. —, 1872; 9. Jane, b. Dec. 27, 1809 ; m. Egbert Wau- 
ters, Jan. 17, 1828; d. June 14, 1872. 

Garret-Johannis-Gerrit-Juriaen Thomasse had children : 
By his first wife, Catrintje Van Wagenen:

I.  Margrietje, b. Oct. 10, 1775; d. July 26, 1776. 
II. Margrietje, b. Dec. 31, 1780; d. May 31, 1781. 
III. Catlyntje, b.  Nov.  29,  1782;  m.  Helmich Van 
Houten, Dec. 7,1799. 
IV. Elizabeth, b. July 13, 1785; m. Daniel Van Ripen, 
Sept. 18, 1811; d. Sept. 18, 1852. 
V. Margrietje, b. Oct. 30, 1788; m. Cornelius Van 
Winkle, Aug. 16, 1807; d. Feb. 23, 1866.

By his second wife, Catreintje Van Rypen; 
VI, Annatje b. July 12, 1794; m. John G. Van Horn, 
Dec. 19, 1812; d. Dec. 6, 1872; he was b. Jan. 25, 1793; d. 
Dec. 1, 1871.  Issue: 1. Catharine, b. July 16, 1814: m. 
Cornelius C. Van Ripen, May 6, 1832; d. March 28, 1833; 
2. Garret, b. April 28, 1820;  d. Nov. 28, 1826;  3. John, b. 
Aug. 4, 1825, m. Cornelia V. R., dau. of Evert Van Alen; 
d. Sept. 11, 1862; 4. Garret, b. July 30, 1830; m.  Mary, 
dau. of Abraham Britton, Dec. 25, 1852; d. Nov. 17, 1864. 
VII Beelitje, b. Dec. 27, 1797; m. John Van Buskirk, 
Nov. 20, 1814; he was b. Sept. 27, 1787; d. Dec. 12, 1869. 
Issue: i. Catharine, b. July 13, 1815; m. Garret Vreeland, 
Oct. 23, 1834; d. Jan. 3, 1874; 2. Sarah, b. Aug. 16, 1817; 
m. Henry Newkirk, Nov. 7, 1838; 3. Jane, b. July 22, 1820; 
m. Jacob Van Wagenen, Dec. 29, 1842; 4. Ann Elizabeth, 
b. Sept. 28, 1824; m. Cornelius Vreeland, Dec. 2, 1841; 5. 
John, b. Aug. 30, 1832; m. Mary, dau. of William Elsworth, 
Nov. 19,1851. 

Gerrit-Juriaen-Aelt-Juriaen Thomasse and Helena Post 
had children: 

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I.  Marytje, b. July 8, 1755; m. Hendrick Van Houten. 
II. Geirit, b.  Sept 14, 1757; m. Lea Simmons, Sept. 
25, 1777. 
III. Maragrieta,bap. Jan. 13, 1760; prob. m. Johannis 
Doremus, widower. May 31, 1789.  Ch., Gerrit, b. Dec. 27, 
IV. Marretje, b. Aug. 5, 1763;m. Michael G. Vreeland, 
March 13,1784. 
V. Jannetje, b. May 7, 1768; m. Cornelius Cadmus, 
Aug. 19, 1787.  Issue: l. Johannes, b. April 4, 1788; d. 
Jan. 16,1837; 2. Gerret, b. Aug. 10, 1791; m. Elizabeth 
Van Houten, June 15, 1811; d. Nov. 9, 1870; 3. David, b. 
Dec. 14, 1794; m.  Margaret Vreeland, Feb. 13,1825; d. 
Aug. 5, 1869; 4. Andries (Andrew), b. Aug. 22, 1803; m. 
Ellen Van Houten, Aug. 21, 1824; d. March 14, 1884; 5. 
Cornelius, b. Oct. 13, 1805; m. Delilah DeWitt; d. March 
28, 1861; Jacobus (James), b. Oct. 13, 1805; m. Mary Der- 
mot, Feb. 28, 1828; d. March 16, 1878. 
VI. Jacobus, b. Sept. 25, 1772; m. Jannetje Van Win- 
kle, Nov. 8, 1792 (she was a dau. of Jacob-Waling Van Win- 
kle and Elcy Kip, and was b. Dec. 9, 1776); d. May 15, 
1807; she d. Oct. 23, 1826.  Jacobus lived on the east side 
of the Passaic river, near the Saddle river.  He was known 
as Jacob G. Van Riper. 

Johannis-Cornelis-Aelt-Juriaen Thomasse and Marra- 
grietje Van Rype had children:

I.  Cornelus, b. Dec. 13, 1759; m.  Marretye Gerritse, 
prob. dau. of Gerrebrand Gerritse.  By deed dated March 
16, 1804, Cornelius Westervelt conveyed to Cornelius I. Van 
Riper and John G. Ryerson, both of Saddle River, one 
equal half part or moiety of “the fishing place at Wagaraw in 
Passaic river, extending from John Goetschius’s fishing 
place or line until it comes to the line of Jerry Van Riper’s 
lot, formerly the lot of John C. Westervelt, deceased.(l) 
II. Jurrie, b.  Dec. 17, 1761;  he was perhaps the Jerry 
Van Riper who bought a part of the Westervelt farm at 
Hawthorne, extending from the Ryerson line to the Degray 
III. Johannes, b. Sept. 15, 1764. 
IV. Gerret, bap. April 19, 1767.

Cornelius-Cornelis-Aelt-Juriaen Thomasse had children: 
By his first wife, Margaret Vreeland:

I.  Sietje, b. Sept. 16, 1765; m. John Berry, Sept.  12, 
1784; She survived him in 1804.  Issue : l. Maragrietje, b. 
Oct. 20, 1785; 2. Philip, b. Sept. 4, 1788; 3. Cornelius, b. 
Dec. 3,1789. 
II.  Rachel,  bap. July 10,  1768; m. John MacCarthy, 
Dec. 19, 1790.  Issue: l. Peggy (Margaret), b. Dec. 10, 
1791; 2. Ebbie (Abigail), b. Nov. 28, 1793.  MacCarthy d. 
prior lo April, 1805, and David Van Bussem was appointed 
guardian of the two children.  By virtue of an order of the 
Essex county orphans’ court he sold the interest of his 
wards in the lands of their grandfather, Cornelius Van 
Riper, for $750, by deed May 3, 1806, to John Merselis. (2) 
MacCarthy was probably a son of John MacCarthy and Ab- 

(1) Bergen County Transcribed Deeds, C, 578. 
(2)Essex County Deeds, Q, 214. 

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igail Van  Bussern, who had a child,  Abigail,  b.  Oct.  10, 
1763.   He m. 2d, Elizabeth Post, wid., Dec. 14, 1797. 
III. Margrietje (Pegge), b.  March 5,  1771; m.  Gerrit 
A. Vreeland, Aug. 16, 1794.   Issue: i. Abraham, b. March 
1,  1795;  2-  Cornelius, b. Aug. 4, 1800; 3. Jaiinetje, b. Dec. 
15, 1802; 4. Jenneke, b. May 15, 1808.  Margaret and her 
husband and her sister Seche Berry conveyed to John Mer- 
selis, June 4,  1803, for $1,500, their two-fifths interest in 
the lands of their father, Cornelius Van Reypen.(l) 
By his second wife, Elizabeth Vreeland: 
IV. Marrotje (Mary), b. June 2, 1780; m. Henry Sim- 
mons, Dec. 27, 1800.  She lived in a stone house, at the 
southwest corner of Market street and the Wesel road; she 
owned twelve acres of land on Willis street, near the Do- 
remus property, which adjoined the present Washington 
Park.  She and her husband conveyed to John Merselis, 
Oct. 1, 1803, for $300, her one-fifth interest in the lands of 
her father, Cornelius Van Riper.(2)  Henry Simmons was an 
extensive merchant in New York, having stores in Water 
and Pearl streets.  His will, dated March 27, 1828, proved 
July 30, 1828, names wife Mary, and children (3): 1. Peter H., 
d. unm.; 2. James, b. Dec. 13, 1804, in New York; came 
to Paterson about 1835 and m. Ann, dau. of Adrian R. Van 
Houten, who lived at the southwest corner of West and 
River streets; James is still living, in- 1894; 3. Mary Eliza, 
m. John P. Meserole ; 4. Jane, m. Francis B. Morrow; 5. 
Rachel Ann, m. Abraham Walsh ; 6. Sufan, d. unm. ; 7. 
Henry Abraham, d. unm. 
V. Cornelius, b. Jan. 9, 1784. 
VI. Jannetje (Jane), b. Jan. 19, 1786; m. James Sim- 
mons, of New York.  They conveyed to John Merselis, 
Oct. 29, 1807, for $750, their one-fifth interest in the lands 
devised to his children by Cornelius Van Ripen, as above ; 
“The first lot is bounded on the east by the Passaic river, 
on the south by lands of Henry Post, and Hartman Post 
on the west and on Peter Merselis land of the heirs of 
Hassel Peterson, the public highway and the school lot on 
the north.  The second lot is a wood lot lying at the foot of 
the mountain to the west of a lot of meadow of Ebenezer 
VII. Catharina, b. July 5, 1789. 

Christophel-Jurie—Jan-Juriaen Thomasse  and Annatje 
Brouwer had children:

I.  Jurrie, b.  Feb. 8, 1767;  m. Elisabeth Van Blerkom, 
March 12, 1791.  He came from Rutherford, and lived in a 
small stone house still standing, the property of Mrs. Sarah 
Kinter, at the corner of York avenue and Lafayette street. 
He had a small farm, which he cultivated assiduously; he 
was also in the habit of buying grain in Sussex county and 
selling it in this neighborhood.  Early in the present cen- 
tury he went West—to the Genessee country, in New York, 
selling his farm to Henry I. Van Blarcom.  In the Acquack-
(l) Ib. .I,331. 
(2) Ib., I, 110. 
(3) Essex County Wills, E, 13. 
(4) Essex County Transcribed Deeds-, B, 416.

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anonk and Totowa church records he is sometimes styled 
Jurrie or Yere  Jurrianse,  but  usually with Van  Riper 
added.  To distinguish him from “Siemen’s Jurrie” and 
others of the same name he was popularly known as “Chris- 
en’s Jurrie”—Christopher’s Uriah. 
II.  Hessel, b. April 12, 1769; m. Marytje Van Hoorn 
(dau. of Richard Van Hoorn), Jan.  17,  1796; d. Aug.  11, 
1847; he was called  Hassel Yereance, and lived  at Ruther- 
III Eliiabeth, b. Oct 24, 1770; m. Jacobus Brincker- 
hoff,  May 25,  1799.     Ch.,  Antje, b. July 4,  1801. 
IV. Gerrit, b. Nov. 27, 1772; d. in int. 
V. Neeltje, b. March 13, 1775; m. Cornelius Jeraal- 
man, a. ship-builder at Belleville.   He m. 2d, Catharine Gar- 
rison; the latter m. 2d, Benjamin Zabriskie, (son of Joost 
Zabriskie, of Slooterdam), who had a large grist- and saw- 
mill on the east  bank of  the  Passaic  river,  about  half-way 
between the Broadway bridge and the Wesel bridge. 
Neeltje Jurrianse and Cornelius Jeraalman (Joraleman) had 
issue: l. Anniatje, b. Dec. 3, 1797; 2.Christofel, b. Sept. 
29, 1799. 
VI. Jan , b. Oct. 29, 1778; m. Elizabeth Van Hoorn, 
Oct. 20, 1799.  He was called John C. Jurrianse.  Ch., 
Margtietje, b. Jan. 21, 1800. 
VII. Annaatje, b. Dec. 12, 1781. 
VIII. Gerrit, b. Sept. 28, 1786. 

Jan-Jurie-Jan-Juriaen Thomasse and Eliiabeth Post had 
children : 
I.  Gerrebrand, b. April 27, 1769!  bap.  the same day 
as a child of Christophel Jurrianse; m. Helena Kerck, Oct. 
11, 1790.  Issue: l. Johannis, b. July 19, 1791; 2.  Gerrit, 
 b.July 12,1801. 
II.  Adriaan, b. March 15, 1775. 
III. Jannetje,  m. Cornelius Jeraalman, Nov. 22, 1795. 
issue; 1. Jurry, b. Aug. 17, 1793; 2. Hendrick (Henry), m. 
Gerritje Van Blerkum (dau. of John Van Blerkum), Dec. 11, 
1813; 3. John, b. June 24, 1796; 4. Syntje, b. Sept. 3, 1800; 
5.Thomas, b. July 15, 1802. 

John-Abraham-Harmen-Juriaen Thomasse and LeaWinne 
id children:

I.  Elizabeth,  b.  Sept.  1,  1777; m.   Joost  Spier, near 
II. Antje, b. April 23, 1780; m. John Stymes, on the 
River road, near the present Riverside station of the New 
York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad, at Newark. 
III. Abraham, b. Sept. 15, 1782; m. Maria Spier (dau. 
of  John and Margaret Spier, at Belleville, in 1804. 
IV. Johannes, b. Sept 28, 1784; m. Maritje—, 
from Albany. She survived him. By deed, June 20, 1807, 
for $375, John A.  Van  Riper, of  the  township  of  Newark, 
bought from Abraham Berry and Catharine, his wife, of Ac- 
quackanonk, a tract of 11.61 acres on the west side of Third 
river, in the line of Harpan Van Riper’s land; this tract ” was 
derived from the estate of John Broadberry, deceased,” and 
as conveyed by John Berry of Acquackanonk, to Abraham. 
Berry, his son, of the same place, in March, 1806.(1)
(1) Essex County Transcribed Deeds, B, 24, 149.

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V. Philip, b. June 16, 1787; m. Lea (Lydia) King, 
daughter of Abraham King ,(1) d. Aug. 20, 1851 ; she d. Dec. 
8, 1873, aged 83 years, 7 months, 6 days.   He was known as 
Philip I. Van Riper.(2) 
VI. Maria, b. Dec. 12, 1789; m. Jacob Berdan Van 
Riper, son of Jurrie Van Riper, at Upper Preakness, Dec. 
8, 1810; d. April 21, 1867. 
VII. Pietertje, b. April 4, 1792; m. John G. Van Riper, 
at Passaic. 
VIII. Neesje, b. Jan. 4, 1795; d. in inf. 
IX. Neesje, b. Feb. 21, 1797; m. Richard (Dirck) A. 
Post, Dec. 4, 1814. 
X. Margrietje, b. Dec. 6, 1799; prob. d. young. 

Philip-Abraham-Harmen-Juriaen Thomasse and Jannetje 
Sip had children:

I.  Abraham, b. May 14, 1789; d. in inf. 
II. Annatje,  b.  Aug. 22,  1790;  m.  John T. Gerre- 
brant (b. Jan. 3, 1800; d. Dec. 31, 1870), near the church 
at Stone House Plains;* she d. prior to Oct. 7, 1831. 
III. Abraham, b. June 7, 1795; m. Sophia (Fytje) Post, 
dau. of James I. Post; she was b. Oct. 19, 1800; he d. 
March 17, 1822.  Issne: l. Philip: 2. James. 
IV. Adriaan, b. Aug. 2, 1799; m. Polly Merselis, dau. 
of Garret Merselis, of Upper Preakness; Adriaan lived at 
Stone House Plains. 
V. Ellen Jane, m. 1st., Cornelius (son of Hartman) 
Van Houten; 2d,—–Kingsland. Issue: 1. John; 2. Eliza; 
3. Philip, m. —–, dau. of Henry Hartman Post, who at 
one time kept the Passaic Hotel; 4. a dau.; 5. Abraham. 

Uyldrick (Eldrick)
-Christophel-Harmen-Juriaen Thom- 
asse and Annacke Dooremus had children:

I.  Christophel,  b.  Feb.  7,  1780;  m-  Gertrude,  dau. 
of John Van Houten, Dec. 27, 1802; d. March 8, 1840, aged 
60 yrs., 1 mo.; she d. Aug. 3, 1860.  Issue: 1. Annatje, b. 
April l0, 1803; m. Mindert Vreeland, Nov. 24, 1836; 2. 
Nancy, b. July 23, 1804; m. Martin Tise, Dec. 24, 1829; 3. 
Henry, b. Sept 12, 1806; m. Catherine, dau. of Jacob Cub- 
berly; d.  April 14, 1849; 4- John, b.  July 22, 1808; d. 
unm.; 5. Thomas, b. Oct. 20, 1810; m. Nancy Parvine, 
Nov. 30, 1834; d.May 25, 1846; 6. .Alexander, b. Nov. 25, 
1812; m. Julia Ann Acker, Nov.  15,  1834; d. Dec. 29, 
1845; 7- Aletta, m. Thomas Wilkes, May 3, 1849; 8. Eliza- 
beth, b. Nov. 28, 1817; d. unm.; 9. Gertrude, b. Sept.  15, 
1820; m. Havens Tuttle, Oct. 6, 1836; l0. Jane, b. Dec. 28, 
II. Aeltje, b. Oct. 8, 1783;  m. John E. Smith, March 
27, 1811; d. Oct. 5, 1851. 
III. Ariaantje (Adriana), b. Oct. 18, 1785; m. Philip 
R. Earle, March 6, 1812. 
IV. Johannes, b. Oct. 18, 1787; d. Sept. 3, 1836, unm. 
V. Gerret, b. Sept. 6, 1790; d. in inf. 
VI. Garret, b. Sept. l, 1793; m.  Hannah Evans, May 
28, 1817: she d. Oct. 9, 1824.   Issue:  I. Ann Elizabeth, 

(1) Abraham King had a farm of thirty or forty acres about a mile 
north of Belleville, where be carried on the business of currier, tanner 
uui shoemaker,. 
(2) His will, dated June 30, 1851, proved Sept. 18, 1851, is recorded in 
Book A, 569, of Passaic County Wills. 
*(Stone House Plains)-Brookdale section of Bloomfield,NJ 

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b. Feb. 19,l818; 2.  Benjamin E., b. May 9, 1820; d. Oct. 
7,1820  3. Harriet E., b.  March 29,  1822. 
VII. Thomas,    m.     Rachel   Van   Winkle,    of    Acquackanonk; 
d. June 1,1849, aged 69 years. 

Thomas-Jacob-Harmen-Juriaen Thomasse and Maria Van 
Houten had children:

I.   Gerrit,   b.   Sept.   12,   1807,    m.  Hannah  Mason,  of 
Franklin; d. Aug., 1863.   In his early  life he engaged in 
Manufacture of bobbins, bedsteads, shingles, etc., at 
Paterson, with Samuel C. Ensign, on Market street, between 
Cross and Mill streets; later he superintended an extensive 
rope factory in Brooklyn, after which he located in Jersey 
City where he built rope machinery and manufactured Oak- 
um. He was the author of many inventions pertaining to 
this business, among them the fiver-head used in spinning 
rope and twine. 
II.   Sophia,  b.  Feb.  22,  1809;  d.  Sept.  13,  1834. 
III.   Cornelia,  b.  June 5,  1810;  m.  Isaac G.  Speakers,  of 
IV.   Eleanor,   b.   Feb.   20,   1812;  m.   ist,  —  Brown. 
Ch. Sarah Maria, b. Feb. 1, 1832.  Eleanor  m. 2d, David 
Durrie,   who  was a  bobbin  manufacturer  in  Paterson, in  part- 
nership with Isaac Scull, the business subsequently passing 
into the hands of Daggers & Row. 
V.  Maria, b. Sept. 28, 1813; d. in inf. 
VI.  Jacob, b.  Aug.  l8,  1815;  d. in inf. 
VII Peter Van Houten, b. Sept. 12, 1817; m. Ann 
Brown, dau. of William Brown, of Paterson, Dec. 25, 1839; 
d. Oct. 13, 1869; she d. June 19, 1874.   He succeeded to his 
fathers business as bobbin manufacturer, to which he add- 
ed that of  leather  belting, which  he carried on, constantly 
increasing its scope, until his death.  He was an energetic, 
succesful business man, and in private life was highly es- 
VIII.  Catharine  Maria,  b.  July 3,  1319;   m.  Henry Jaco- 
bus ,of  Cedar Grove.  Children ; I. Thomas ; 2. William ; 
3. Cornelius. 
IX.  John, b. Nov.  13, 1820; prob. d. in inf. 
X.  ElizAnn,a  b. Dec. 7, 1821; prob. d. in inf. 
XI.  Esther, b. Dec.  10,  1825;  m. Rem  D. Snedeker, of 
Brooklyn, Jan. 6, 1850; d. at Brooklyn, 1894; he d. Aug. 3, 
1854. Children: 1. Phoebe Maria, b. Oct. 18, 1851; 2. Do- 
Dominicus,  b. June 30,  1853;  3. John F., b.  Feb. 24,  1856. 
XII.  Thomas  Henry,  b.  Dec.  17,  1828;  m.  Sarah Bos- 
wood, Currituck Court House, North Carolina.   He sub- 
sequently engaged in the manufacture of bobbins at New- 
tonville, Newton county, Georgia, where he had a large four- 
story building, and employed a great many hands.   During 
or after  Sherman’s raid, be removed to Augusta, Ga.,  and 
built another large mill.  He subsequently returned to Pat- 
erson ,where he died, Nov. 11, 1882.  He had but one child, 
Mortimer Boswood, b. Sept. 17, 1852; m. Elizabeth Rich- 
ards Oct., 1873.   Issue:  1. Jennie C., b. Sept. 9, 1874; 2. 
William Mortimer, b. March 30, 1876. 
XIII    Henry,  b.  April  29,   1830;   prob.  d.  in  inf. 

Johannis-Thomas-Harmen-Juriaen Thomasse had child- 
(1) See Essex County Transcribed Deeds, D, 173, 175. 

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By his first wife: 
I.  Thomas, m. Magdalen, dau. of John Berry;  in 1820 
he lived in Bloomfield township.(1) 
II. John, m. Mary —. 
III. Marritje, m. John A. Van Wagoner. 
IV. Jane, m. Arie Kierstead, jun.,  Jan. l7, 1793. 
By his second wife, Jannetje Van Noorstrand; 
V. Saartje (Sarah), b. May 30, 1788. 

Sixth Generation

Yurrie-Dirck–Jurjaen–Thomas-Juriaen Thomasse and 
Maria Berdan had children:

I. Jacob, b. Jan. 3, 1789; m. Maria, dau. of John 
Van Riper and Lea Winne, December 8, 1810; d. De-
cember 1, 1856. He lived on his father’s farm at Upper 
preakness. He wrote his name Jacob B. Van Riper- Ch.: 
1. Juriah, b. Sept. 27. 1812; m. Anna, b. Nov. 5. 1818. dau. 
of Richard I. Banta and Salome Goetschius, March 17, 
1836; d. Feb. 19, 1879; she d. Feb. 5. 1892. He was 
called Uriah J. Van Riper, and was a well-known farmer, at 
Upper Preakness, on his ancestral acres; 2. Leah Ann, b. 
June 16, 1816; d. Sept. 7, 1821; 3. Leah Ann, b. March 25, 
1831; m. Cornelius Kip; 4. Mary Elizabeth, b. June 16, 
1834; m. Nicholas Joralemon; d. Oct. 27, 1884; he d. Nov. 
4, 1881. Uriah J. Van Riper and Anna Banta had issue :
i. Jacob, b. March 11, 1838; d. Nov. 9, 1840. 
ii. John Jacob, b. Oct. 18, 1841; d. Oct. 3, 1848.
iii. Richard, b. June 10, 1846; d. Oct. 11, 1848.
iv. Mary Anna, b. Jan. 23, 1849; m. Andrew P. Hopper, 
of Small Lots (Fairlawn), Bergen county, Oct. 9, 1872. Is- 
sue: 1. Uriah Van Riper, b. Sept. 19, 1873; 2. Henry A., b. 
March 28, 1875; 3. Ann Eliza, b. Aug. 15, 1877; 4. Isaac 
A., b. Sept. 1, 1880; 5. Washington Irving, b. June 3, 1884; 
6. Mary Van Riper, b. Feb. 11, 1886 ; 7. Preston, b. Nov.
1, 1887; d. Aug. I, 1888; 8. Helen Ackerman, b. Jan. 15, 
v. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Jan. 23, 1857; m. Cornelius.Hen-
Post, Oct. 25, 1877. Ch., Marietta Joralemon, b. Aug. 27, 
II. Elizabeth, m. Peter Dewitt.

Jacob-Dirck-Jurjaen-Thomas-Juriaen Thomasse and Mar-
ritje Vreeland had children:

I. Gerritje, b. Nov. 27, 1793; d. in inf.
II. Gerretye, b. April 25, 1797.
III. Elesabeth, b. Aug. 31, 1799.
IV. Richard (Dirck), who removed to New York and 
engaged in business there as a car-man, or carter. Issue:
I. Jacob; 2. James.

Johannes Dirck-Jurjaen-Thomas-Juriaen Thomasse had 
children :

By his first wife, Catharina :
I. Henry, m. Maria, dau. of Cornelius Dorernus, who 
lived in the brick-front house opposite Cedar Lawn Ceme-
tery; Henry went West with his father-in-Iaw.
By his second wife, Geertje Dooremus:
(1) Essex County Transcribed Deeds,C,522. 

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II. Antje, b. April 17, 1799; m. Gerrit-Adrian Van 
Riper, of the Wesel road, March 25, 1820.
III. Peter, m. 1st, Dec. 1828, Maria, dau. Of Ste-
phen Vreeland. at Bergen; 2d, a dau. of Tunis Spear, a 
shoemaker On the Wesel road, just south of Crooks avenue. 
IV. Peggy, m. 1st, Isaac Vreeland, in Vreeland avenue; 
2d, Isaac Kip, of Totowa, who went to Western New York 
with his father’s family.
V. Elizabeth, m. Nicholas Vreeland, at Bergen.
VI. John, m. Sally Spier, who lived with her aunt, 
Mrs. Marytje Sip, near Richfield. John went West about 
a year after his father, or about 1835-6.
VII. Mary Ann (Polly), b. May 10. 1810; m. Theodore- 
Cornelius Post, of Slooterdam; d. Jan. 12, 1890.
VIII. Emeline, m. 1st, Gerrit Van Riper, son of Joris 
(George) Van Riper, near the Bergen county or eastern end 
of the Wesel bridge; Gerrit was a farmer, and lived in the 
brick-front house near the western bank of the Passaic river, 
opposite Cedar Lawn Cemetery; 2d. Cornelius B. Schoon-
maker, a carpenter; d. April 12, 1890, at No. 62 Park ave-
nue, and was interred at Waterloo, N.Y..
IX. Gerrit, m. In Western New York. after the family 
had removed thither.
X. Simon, b. July 10, 1816; m.. an Eastern girl; lived 
on his father’s farm, between Waterloo and Geneva, N. Y. ; 
he revisited Paterson in the winter of 1893-4

Richard ( “Dickie”)—Direk—Jurjaen—Thomas—Juriaen 
Thomasse and Elizabeth Van Orden had children:

I.  Richard, b. July aa, 1802; d. in inf. 
II. Martha,  b.  Oct.  21,  1804;  m.  Peter Perrine, a 
farmer at Upper Preakness.  Children: 
i.   Elizabeth  Jane,   m.    Daniel   Ackerman,   from   the 
Wyckoff neighborhood; d. Dec., 1856.  Ch., Ira, d. unm. 
ii.   Rachel,  m.  Andrew Van Riper,  son of her mother’s 
brother Andrew. 
iii.  Catharina,  b.  Sept.  4,  1837;   m.   Gerrit  Planten, 
March 4, 1857; d. Aug. 25, 1882; he m. 2d, Elizabeth Jane 
Chasmer, Feb. 24, 1885.  Gerrit Planten was b. June 26, 
1834, at Amsterdam, Holland, son of Hermanns Planten (b. 
at Amsterdam, Dec. 28, 1795, son of Gerrit) and Petronella 
Rutgina.  He came to America with his parents in 1846, 
spent three years in Columbia grammar school, New York, 
and three years more in the agricultural college at Gronin- 
gen, Holland.  In 1853 he returned to New York, and in 
1854 took up his residence in Passaic county, where he has 
been for 40 years an honored and useful citizen.  In 1859 he 
engaged in the manufacture of varnishes, and later was 
connected with his brother, John Rulgert Planten (for many 
years Consul of the New Netherlands, in New York), in the 
manufacture of drugs.  For some years past he has been 
interested in Paterson industries.   He lives on a handsome 
place near Haledon, and owns considerable property in Pat- 
erson.  As a successful business man, of superior intelli- 
gence, he has been frequently called upon by his fellow-cit- 
izens of Manchester township to fill various offices—as as- 
sessor and collector, school trustee, and Chosen Freehold- 
er, 1871, 1882-87 ; he was Director (presiding officer) of the 
Board of Chosen Freeholders of the county, 1884-87, per-

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forming the duties of that important office with marked abil- 
ity, and with the utmost fidelity to the public interest?.   In 
1886 he carried through the Board a project by which the 
county acquired the greater part of Colt’s Hill (90 city lots, 
and the extensive buildings) for court house purposes, for 
$115,000 ; but he was in advance of the times ; the action 
was criticised, and the bargain was relinquished. Five years 
later the county paid $70,000 for 20 lots on the same site, 
and the people who questioned Mr. Planten’s judgment in 
1886, regretted that his plan had not then been fully consum- 
mated.  Issue: 1. Herman, b. June l, l858; m. Matilda, 
dau. of James McNab, of Paterson, Oct. 12, 1881; 2. Mar- 
tha Ann, b. Aug. 13, 1859 ; 3. Peter, b. Jan. 19, 1862 ; m. 
Azelle Elder, of Bangor, Me., Feb. 12, 1894; 4. Petronella 
Rutgina, b. Jan. 8, 1864; m. Henry D. Withers, a prominent 
physician of Paterson, Sept. —, 1885; 5. Rachel, b. Feb. 
12, 1867; d. March l, 1873; 6. Ida; 7. Edward Sylvester, b. 
May 18,1878. 
iv.  Richard, m.  Sophia Berry.   He was a First Lieu- 
tenant in Serrell’s Engineers, in the Union army, and d. at 
Hilton Head, S. C., Feb., 1862, without issue. 
III. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 13, 1806; m. Thomas Blake, Oct. 
12, 1823.   He was a butcher, who lived at the southwest 
corner of Hamilton avenue and Washington street, in a 
frame house which was torn down in 1893.  He went to 
Georgia, and there fell a victim to the cholera in 1832. 
Children: l. James Henry; 2. Richard; 3. Elizabeth; 4. 
Alexander; 5. John William; 6. Thomas. 
IV. Andrew, b. April 15, 1809; m. Bridget Hennion, 
from the Ramapo Valley, March 28, 1832; d. April, 1886. 
i.  Richard, b.  March  19, 1834;  m. 1st, Margaret Som- 
erville; 2d, Julia Redner.  Issue: by his first wife—1. Mary; 
2.  Emma:  by his second wife—3.  Louisa;  4.  Andrew;  5. 
Ellen; 6. Richard; 7. Alexander; 8. Frank; 9. Frederick; 
10. George;  11. Julia; 12. Rosa; 13 and 14. Twins, who d. 
in a few days. 
ii.  Andrew, b.  Dec. 25,  1836;  m. Rachel Perrine, dau. 
of Peter Perrine; he lived on the Perrine place, on the 
former Hamburgh turnpike, at Upper Preakness, and d. 
Sept 17, 1882, being accidentally asphyxiated by gas, in the 
old Passaic Hotel.  Issue: 1. Elisabeth; 2. Peter; 3. Gerrit 
Planten; 4. Catharine; 5· Richard; 6. Margaret; 7. Annie; 
8. Bertha. 
iii. Elizabeth Jane, b. Nov. 25, 1837; m. Martin My- 
ers.   Issue: l. Jennie; 2. Tillie; 3. John; 4. Raymond; 5. 
Jacob; 6. Cornelius; 7. Angeline; 8. Lena; 9. Mamie. 
iv.  Sarah Matilda, b. Sept. 9, 1839; d. unm., young. 
v.  Martin Raymond, b. May 5, 1845. 
vi.  Thomas Henry, b. Aug. 14, 1846; d. Aug. 8, 1847. 
vii. John Henry,  b.  Oct.  10,  1850;  m.  Emily Roome 
(b. May 23, l853); killed at the Clay street crossing (Pater- 
son) of the Erie Railway, Oct 19, 1892.  Issue: l. Percy R., 
b. July 13, 1874; 2. Arthur E., b. Jan. 11, 1879; 3. Martin 
L., b. Feb. 27, 1888. 
V.,  Richard  b. Oct. 21, 1810. 
VI. A dau., b. Feb. 7, 1812; d. when but nine days old, 

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VII. Jane, b. Jan. 14, 1813; m. Moses Roat, as his sec- 
ond wife.  Children: l. Richard; 2. Elizabeth, m. Henry 
Bennett (a noted scout in the war, known as ” Dead Shot 
Scott”; he d. March 29, 1894; aged 56yrs.), 3. John; 4. Ra- 
VIII. Margaret (Peggy), b. July 7, 1817; m. Willliam 
Oakley Roat (son of Moses Roat, husband of her sister 
Jane); she d. about 1870 ; William Oakley Roat was b. at 
Montgomery, Orange county, N. Y., but for nearly half a 
century lived at Upper Preakness, Wayne township, where 
he held the office of Justice of the Peace for many years ; 
he d. suddenly, Oct. 26, 1894, aged 75 yrs., — mos.  Issue; 
l. Richard;  2. Andrew D.;  3. Elizabeth; 4. Henry;  5. Nel- 
son D.; 6. Charity; 7. Ira; 8. Charles; 9. George. 

Adrian-Johannes-Jan-Thomas-Juriaen Thomasse and 
Cathelyntje Spier had children :

I.  John, b. Feb. 12, 1793;  d. in inf. 
II. Hendrick (Henry), b. .Sept. 8, 1795;  m. Jacemine- 
(dau. of Jurrie-Christophel) Van Riper, of the Bogt, Dec. 5, 
1813; removed to Flat Rock,Mich., where he d.  Issue: l. 
Catharina, b. May 9, 1814; 2. Eliza, b. Feb. 29, 1815. 
III. Gerrit, b. Jan. 25, 1798;  m. Antye, dau. of John 
Van Riper, of the Wesel road, March 25, 1820; removed to 
Waterloo, N. Y., where he d..  Issue: 
i.   John,  b.  at Waterloo,  N.  Y.,   Aug.  14,  1821;  he re- 
turned to Paterson some years ago, and resides with his sis- 
ter, Mrs. Christie, at No 62 Park avenue* ;  is unm ;  he is 
called John G. Van Riper. 
ii.  Adrian  G.  b.Feb.  17,  1823;  he  was  a miller by 
trade; went to Santiago, Chili, to superintend a mill; m. a 
Chilian lady; he met his death by being thrown from a 
horse.  He left four children. 
iii.  Peter            }  Triplets, b. Nov.  10, 1824;  they grew 
iv.  Richard H. {    to manhood,  all  three being men 
v.  Henry          } of  splendid physique, exactly the 
same in height-six feet-and so alike in appearance as 
scarcely to be distinguished apart; in their infancy, their own 
mother put different colored bead necklaces on the children, 
in order that she might not “mix those babies up.”  Henry 
d. Jan. 3,1863. 
vi.  Gitty Ann *, b. April 19, 1827 ;  m. Cornelius Chris- 
tie, of Paterson;  he d. Feb. 22, 1867.   Issue:  Anna, m. 
Thomas Cashman. Children: 1. Anna; 2. Garret A. Van 
Riper, d. in int.; 3. John G. Van Riper; 4. Ysabele, named 
after her Chilian aunt. 
vii.  Caroline Elizabeth, b. Oct 22, 1835; m. Lot Cook, 
of Waterloo, N. Y. 
IV. Johannes, b. Aug. 6, 1800; d. in inf. 
V. Johannis, b. May 8, 1802; m. Nancy Wyckoff, in 
New York State; removed to Flat Rock, Mich., where he d. 
VI. Uriah, b. Aug. 20, 1804; he was feeble-minded, and 
d. young, unm. 
VII. Catharina, b. April 8, 1807; m. Enoch Chamber- 
lain, and d. at Flat Rock, Mich. 
VIII. Adrian, b. July 18, 1810; m. Eliza Lamb, from 
Michigan, whither he removed and d. at Flat Rock.  It is 
said that the town of Adrian, Mich., was named after this, 
Adrian Van Riper. 


* In the 1873 Paterson city directory John G. Van Riper, 
machinist, and Gitty A. Christy, widow of Cornelius, 
home at 62 Willis St.

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IX. Jacob, b. May 10, 1814; he was a carpenter by 
trade; d. young, unm. 

Jurrie-Simon-lsaac-Thomas-Juriaen Thomasse had child- 
By his first wife, Antje Vreeland:

I.  Simeon,  b.  Dec.  2,   1789;  m.  Geertje Zabriskie, 
Nov. 17, 1818.  His will, dated Aug. 27, 1855, was proved 
May 11, 1859(1).  His homestead farm lay on the north side 
of the road leading from the Wesel bridge to Hackensack, 
his house being at the river’s edge, near the present Sus- 
quehanna railroad track.  The will of Gitty Van Riper, 
dated July 31, 1857, was proved Aug. 17, 1857(2). By these 
wills, and also by deed dated August 30, 1855, Simeon Van 
Riper and Gitty, his wife, gave to their daughter Rachel the 
above named homestead farm of 85 acres, lying north of 
George (Joris) Van Riper.   Issue: 
i.  Antje Vreeland, b.  Feb.  11,  1814;  m. Jacob G. Van 
Houten, near Hackensack.  Children: i. Gertrude, m. Pe- 
ter Ackerman; 2. Rachel Ann, m. John Demarest. 
ii.  Rachel, b.  March 16,  1817;  m.  Richard Alyea;  d. 
May 23, 1872; he d. April 20, 1873. Children: i. Jane, m. 
George Banta, of Slooterdam, afterwards of Passaic; d. Jan. 
20, 1889; he d. Dec. 9, 1891.  (Issue: (a) Rachel Jane, m. 
Rosevelt Van Buskirk; d. April -, 1893; (b) Gertrude, m. 
Peter Alyea; (c) Margaret, m. ist, Richard Van Wagoner, 
who d. 1889; 2nd, Robert Oldfield, 1892.) 2. Gertrude Ann, 
m. Wallingson Van Houten; 3. Simeon Van Riper, m. Ger- 
trude, daughter of Jacob G. Van Riper, of Rutherford; he 
d. July 3, 1879; she d. Feb. 21, 1878; 4. Elizabeth Sarah, 
m. Aaron V. H. Ryerson ; 5. Alvina, m. Charles A. Mill- 
ington; 6. David P., d. Dec. 25, 1889. 
iii.  Jane, b.  June 30,  1823; d. young. 
II.  Nicholas,  b.  Jan.  27,  1792; m.  Maria  Paulusse. 
Issue: 1. Antje, b. Aug. 12, 1814; m. Peter Alyea, of Cen- 
terville; ch., John, m. Matilda, dau. of Edward Van Hou- 
ten, of Riverside; 2. John, m. Eliza Alyea; (ch., i. Maria, 
b. Feb. 4, 1837;  2.  Elizabeth, b. Nov. 14, 1849; m. —— 
Yereance; 4- Sarah, m. Cornelius Vreeland, and d. on the 
old Van Riper place recently) ; John had a distillery on the 
east side of the  Passaic  river, about half  way between 
the Wesel and  Broadway bridges, which was the most 
extensive and complete in this neighborhood; it was be- 
cause of this distillery that he was known far and wide as 
“Whiskey John”; 3. Jeremiah, b. July 3, 1823; m. Jane, 
dau. of Henry I. Van Blarcom; d. about 1860. 
III. Stephen, b. July 20, 1793; m. Sophia (b. Dec. 17, 
1800, dau. of Garret and Helena) Van Wagoner; d. Feb. 
11,  1870; she d. Dec.  16,  1868.   Issue: 1. Jerry, b. Nov. 
8,  1820; 2.  Ellen (Ellen Jane), b. Jan.  7,  1823; m.  Nich- 
olas-Stephen Vreeland, Oct. l, 1840; 3. Rachel Ann, b. 
April 17, 1826; m. John Banta (b. Jan. 27,  1821, son of 
Richard 1. Banta and Salome Goetschius, wid. of Johannes 
A. Post); she d. Jan. 14, 18$ l; he m. 2d, Mary Ann Cad- 
mus; d. March 27, 1857; 4. Stephen, b. Nov. 3, 1828; m. 
Jane Zabriskie, of Arcola, N. J.; 3. Garret, b. Sept 28, 

(1) Bergen County Wills, G, 692 
(2) Bergen County Wills, H, 1. 

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1832; d. in inf.; 6. Benjamin, b. May 30, 1835; d. in inf.; 
7.  Cornelius, b. Nov.  22, 1837; spent two years in Rutgers 
College, studied medicine with Dr. A. W. Rogers, in Pater- 
son, graduated in 1859 from the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons, in New York, and has been one of the leading 
physicians of Paterson for many years; m. Sarah C. Hop- 
per, of Bergen county, June l, 1859; 8. Nicholas, b. Dec. 
1, 1840;  9.  Catharine Sophia, m. Jacob Ackerman. 
IV. Antje, b. Jan. 26, 1796; d. in inf. 
By his second wife, Rachel Meedt: 
V. Antje, b. Dec. 19, 1802. 
VI. Jenneke, b. Dec. 15, 1803. 

Casparus-Marynis-lsaac-Thomas-Juriaen Thomasse and 
Antje Ackerman had children: 
I.  Catharina, b. Jan. 24, 1790. 
II. Laurence, b. May 26, 1795. 
III. Annaatje, b. June 27, 1797. 
IV. Marynus,{b.Sept.4,1801twins– 
V. Rachel,  { b. Sept. 4, 1801.  Marynus had a grist- 
mill on the Goffle brook; it was turned into a cotton mill, 
and again into a grist-mill, which was operated by Andrew 
Snyder at one time.  By deed April 3, 1830, for $200, Ma- 
rinus Van Riper and Rachel, his wife, of Paterson, conveyed 
to Cornelius Benson, of  Saddle River, a tract of land at the 
Goffle,  adjoining Simeon Van Winkle and John Myers, 
which had been conveyed to Van Riper by William Van Ro- 
den and Gitty his wife, of New York city.(1) 
VI. Laurence, b. June 13, 1804. 

Isaac-Marynis-Isaac-Thomas-Juriaen Thomasse and Ma- 
ria Stagg had children: 
I.  Isaac, b. April 28, 1804. 
II.  Marian, b. Aug. 6, 1805. 
IV. Cornelius, b. June 21, 1807. 
(no three listed in book) 

Jacobus-Harpert-Jacob-Thomas-Juriaen Thomasse and 
Aaltje Vreeland had children: 
I.  Johannes, b. Aug. 11, 1789. 
II. Margrietje, b. July 4, 1793. 
III. Annaatje, b. Oct. 2, 1797. 
IV. John, b. Feb. 7, 1802. 
(l) Bergen County Transcribed Deeds, U, 470. 
(to be continued) Page 175b contd’

Joris (George)-Garret-Juriaen~Gerrit-Juriaen Thomasse 
and Clarissa Vreeland had children;

I.  Garret,  b.  Oct.  16,  1815;  m. 1st,  Martha Maria, 
dau. of Martin Romaine, of Rochelle Park, Bergen county; 
2d, about 1855 or 1856, Emeline, dau. of John Van Riper, 
on the Wesel road.  Garret lived in the brick-front house 
on the west bank of the Passaic river, opposite Cedar Lawn 
Cemetery, and had a farm of 60 or 80 acres, extending from 
the river westwardly to the Erie railroad, now occupied by 
the cemetery and Lake View; this farm was given to him 
when he was married, by his father.  He d. July 20, 1864. 
His wid. m. 2d, Cornelius B. Schoonmaker, of Paterson; on 
her death, April 14, 1890, her remains were taken for inter- 
ment to where her father was buried, near Waterloo, N. Y. 
Garret had issue by his first wife only : l. George, d. June 
8, 1844; 2. Daniel Romaine, an artist, in Paterson; 3. Leti-
(1) Bergen County Transcribed Deeds, U, 470


tia, d. in inf.; 4. Richard, m. Charlotte, dau. of John Span- 
ton, of Paterson, formerly of Utica, N. Y. 
II. Jane, b. Oct. 9, 1817; m. Garret Newkirk (b. Sept. 
28, 1812), of Bergen, Nov. 5, 1840; d. Oct. 20, 1891; she d. 
Feb. 26, 1872.  Ch., George, b. Sept. 16, 1844; m. Catha- 
rine, dau. of George Seebach. 
III Cornelius, b. Nov. 6, 1819; m. Catharine Jane 
Merselis, dau. of Edo Merselis, of Willis street, near Madi- 
son avenue; d. June 3, 1877; she d. Nov. 14, 1875, aged 50 
yrs., 7 mos., 26 days.   Issue:  I. Edwin, d. Feb. 25, 1847; 
2. Hiley, d.June 12, 1850. 
IV. Helen, b. Oct. 5, 1821; unm. 
V. John, b. Jan. 7, 1824; m. Maria Ann, dau. of Lu- 
cas Romaine and Elizabeth Vreeland;(1) d. Jan. 14, 1883. 
He was known as John G. Van Riper ; his father bought 
him a farm when he was married, on the north side of Gar- 
rison’s lane,  opposite the eastern end of  the Broadway 
bridge, and there he lived; but for many years prior to his 
death he carried on a furniture store in New York.  Issue : 
1. Georgiana;  2.  Romaine Vreeland, b. Sept. 11, I853 ;  m. 
Etta Jenks, of Paterson ; d. Oct. 2, 1891; 3- Louis Phillip, 
b. Dec. 6,1855. 
VI. Hartman Vreeland, b. June 16, 1827; m. Jane, dau. 
of Lawrence Ackerman. 
VII George, b. Oct. 3, 1829;  m. Catharine, dau. of 
Henry Kip, of Rutherford. 
VIII. Eliza Ann, b. July 2, 1833; unm. 
IX. Henry, b. Aug. 5, 1835; m, Ellen Matilda Allen, 
dau. of Robert Allen, of Nyack.  On his marriage, Henry’s 
father bought him a farm in Bergen county near the pres- 
ent East Thirty-third street bridge.  His wife was mainly 
instrumental in establishing the Passaic Valley Union Sun- 
day school, gathering the children at her house on Sundays 
for four years before the chapel was built. 
X. Clarissa, b. Oct. 4, 1840; d. Sept. 3, 1841. 

Cornelis-Daniel-Cornelius-Gerrit-Juriaen Thomasse had 

By his first wife, Elizabeth Vreeland: 
I.  Daniel, b. March 7, 1788; m. Elizabeth Van Ripen 
(b. July 13,  1785;  dau. of Gerrit-Johannis-Gerrit-Juriaen 
Thomasse), Sept. 18, 1811; d. July 1, 1873.  Issue: i. 
Elizabeth Ann, b. April 3, 1822; d. Sept. 3, 1824; 2. Gar- 
ret D., b. Jan. 27, 1826; m. Caroline, dau. of Peter C. 
Westervelt, of T’ Neck, Bergen county; he writes his name 
Garret D. Van Reypen; he has been elected Mayor of Ber- 
gen, and in various other ways his fellow-citizens have at- 
tested the honor and esteem in which they hold him.

By his second wife, Vrouwetje Gerritse: 
II. Gerrebrant, b. Jan. 8,  1793; m,  Hannah, dau. of 
John and sister of Brant Van Blarcom, July 2, 1814.  Issue: 
i.  Elizabeth, b.  Aug.  28, 1815; m. John Vreeland, of  Ber- 
gen; 2. Anna, b. Oct. 8, 1817;  m. Henry-Richard Van 
Houten; 3. Letty, b. May 14, 1820; m. John Schoonmaker,(2) 

(1) See p. 121.
(2)  Children of Letty Van Riper and John Schoonmaker: 1. Hannah, 
b. Oct.  5, 1839 ; 2. Euphemia, b. Nov. 29, 1842; 3. Isaac, b. July 10, 
1844: 5. Lydia Ann, b, July 6, 1847. 

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who for many years had a blacksmith shop in Washington 
street;  4. Cornelius, b. Aug. 22, 1819; m. Mary Ann Ryder, 
of New York; he was a clerk in New York; afterwards went 
to California; 5· John Henry, b. April 13, 1825; d. in in- 
fancy; 6. John, b. Aug. 4, 1828; he was a deaf mute; was 
educated in an asylum for the deaf and dumb, in New 
York, and married one of his fellow-pupils; d. about 1880. 
Gerrebrant lived on a farm on the east side of the Passaic 
river, and on the north side of the road leading from the 
Broad way bridge to Hackensack.  This farm (113.02 acres) 
and one adjoining (53 acres), formerly the property of his 
grandfather, Gerrebrant Gerritse, he sold by deed May 2, 
1833, to Brant Van Blarcom, for $8,200,(1) taking in exchange 
a plot on the northwest corner of Broadway and Washington 
(the deed erroneously says Fair) street, 45×120 feet.  For 
prudential reasons, the deed for the latter property was 
given by Brant Van Blarcom to Cornelius Van Riper, in 
trust for  the  maintenance  of  his  son  Gerrebrant,  for 
life,  and  then  to be conveyed to Gerrebrant’s children. (2) 
This transaction turned out better for the Van Ripers than 
for Brant Van Blarcom. 
III. Elizabeth, b. April 9, 1794; m, Stephen Vreeland, 
of Bergen, Oct. 14, 1817; d. Dec. 17, 1827.  She was the 
second of his six wives.  Issue: 1. Nicholas, b. Nov. 21, 
1818; m. Ellen Jane, dau. of Stephen Van Riper, Oct. 1, 
1840; 2. Fanny G., b. Feb. 27, 1821:3. Janet, b. Sept. 2, 
1823; d. Sept. il, 1823; 4- Stephen B., b. Dec. 21, 1824; 
m. Mary, dau. of Merselis J. Merselis, Dec. 25, 1845; 5. 
Helen, b. Aug. 11, 1826; d. Sept. —, 1826. 
IV, Garret, b. July 20, 1797; m, Eliza, dau. of Isaac 
Van Wart, April 28, 1819.  Issue: J. Frances, b, Oct. 3, 
1820; m. James Van Buskirk, May 18, 1839; 2, Henry, b. 
Aug. 4, 1823; m. Sarah C. Van Buskirk, June l, 1846; d. 
Jan. 16, 1860; 3. Cornelius, b. May 27, 1833; m. Mary A., 
dau. of William Dickinson, Jan. l, 1853; 4. Isaac Z., b. 
Nov. 30, 1836; m. Lucy, dau. of William Dickinson, in 
1856; d. Nov. —, 1868. 
V. Helena, b. Sept. 24, 1799; m. Peter Van Winkle, 
May 22, 1820; d. in New York, March —, 1891 ; he was a 
son of Theodore Van Winkle(3) and Hannah —, and was 
b. Aug. 21, 1801, at Peck-hoek, near Lodi, Bergen county; 
he spent many years in mercantile pursuits in New York, 
then came to Paterson and bought(4) the old stone house near 
Market and East Thirty-eighth streets, which he subse- 
quently sold to Peter A. Van Houten; he d, July 16, 1871, 
at the residence of his dau., Mrs. Abram R. Stagg, at Riv-
(1) Bergen County Transcribed Deeds, U, 549. 
(2) Essex County Transcribed Deeds, I, 520. 
(3) Theodore Van Winkle (prob. son of Tades-Arie-Simon Jacobse) 
was b. Aug. 26, 1761; d. June 1, 1809; his wife was b. May 8, 1763 ; d. 
June 19,1817.  Issue: 1. Elizabeth, b, Sept. 17, 1783; 2. Theodore, b. 
March 25, 1785; d. young; 3. Caty, b. May 21, 1787; m.—Van 
Eydestyn ; 4. Jane, b. May 1, 1789; 5. Rachel, b. Oct. 8, 1791 ; m. ist, 
Thomas Van Ripen: he d. June 21, 1849: 2nd, Stephen Vreeland (his 
fifth wife), and d. a week later, Jan. 29,1851 : 6. Hannah (Annaatje), b. 
March 8, 1794; m. 1st. — Romaine; 2d, —; 3d, the Rev. Mr. 
Demarest, of Waverley Place, N. Y.; 7. Tina, b. Sept. 30, 1796; m. 
—— Van Winkle; 8. Peter, b. Aug. 31,1801. 
(4) July 31, 1851.  See p. 131. 

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erside.   Issue: l. Cornelius Van Riper, b. Aug. 1l, 1821; 
m. Martha Demarest; d. Sept. 3, 1894; she d. in 1893; 
2.  Ann  Eliza,  b.  Dec.  2,  1823;    d.  suddenly  in  New 
York, Aug. 16, l859, unm.,  3. Thomas Van Riper, b. 
May 12, 1826; m. Maria Devoe; d. Dec. 28, 1862, 4. 
Theodore, b. Jan. 20, 1829, d. Aug. 24, 1830; 5. Fanny 
Garrison, b. Jan. 12, 1832; m. Albert Z. Bogert, of Bogota, 
Bergen county; 6. Catharine Jane, b. Oct. l5, 1834 m. 
Abram R. Stagg; d. Jan. 14, 1860; 7. Letitia, b. June 30, 
1837; m, Abram R. Stagg; 8. Theodore, b. Oct. 23, 1839; 
m. Catherine E. Kip, of New York, dau. of James (son of 
Albert) Kip, formerly of Paramus, Bergen county. 
VI. Derrick (Richard), b. May 22, 1803; m. Margaret, 
dau. of Thomas Cadmus (who lived on the east side of the 
Passaic river, just south of the Wesel bridge), Oct. l5, 1825; 
d. June 9, 1842; she d. Oct. 19, 1874.  Derrick was a wheel- 
wright by trade, and in his early days carried on his business 
in a shop on the north side of Broad way, between Washing- 
ton and Church streets; he afterwards lived on the Notch 
road, his farm being of late years known as the Bannigan 
place.  Issue: 
i.  Margaret,  m.   ist,   Merselis   Doremus,   of  Centre- 
ville; 2. Cornelius I. Merselis, son of John Merselis, of the 
Wesel road; he d. 1894. 
ii.  Elizabeth, m. John-Pieter-Hartman-Hendrick-Hen- 
drik-Frans-Adrian Post(1) he was a carpenter at South Pat- 
iii.  Thomas  Cadmus, m.  Caroline,  dau.   of  Peter  G. 
Speer, on the Notch road, Montclair Heights.  Issue: i. 
Peter Speer, m. Ella, dau. of Cornelius Van Houten, near 
Brookdale; 2. Margaret, m. Garret H. Kinter, son of John 
Kinter, near Peru. 
iv.  Cornelius,  m.  Mary,  dau.  of John Garrison,  who 
lived on the old Garret H. Demarest place, now part of 
Cedar Lawn Cemetery.  Issue: i. Richard, d. at the age of 
17 years; 2. Jennie, m. John Van Iderstine; he lived at Wal- 
v.  Helen Ann, m. Cornelius McCleece, son of John J. 
McCleece, of Delawanna. 
vi.  Caroline, m.  Dr. William James Cadmus, of Pas- 
saic, son of Cornelius Cadmus and Delilah De Witt, of Sloot- 
erdam;(2) he now (1895) lives in Church street, Paterson, 
but practises his profession and has a drug-store, at Jersey 
VII. John, b. May 4, 1811; d. May 14, 1829. 
VIII. Cornelius, b. April 8, 1813; m, ist, Catharine Van 
Horn, May 5, 1832; 2d, Christina C., dau. of Evert Van 
Alen, Aug. 27, 1835.  Cornelius lives at Jersey City.  He 
has six children. 

(1) See p. 149. 
(2) See p. 170. 

Pages 177b, 178a, 178b

Gerrit-Gerrit-Juriaen-Aelt-Juriaen Thomasse and  Lea 
Simmons had children:

        Peter Simmon’s genealogy: see appendix

I.  Gerret, b. Sept. 4, 1777. 
II.  Pieter, h. Sept. 4, 1779. 
III. Rachel, b. Oct. 16, 1785. 
IV. Maragrietje, b. Oct. 8, I789 
V. Polly, b. Jan. 11, 1793. 

Jacobus-Gerrit-Juriaen-Aelt-Juriaen Thomasse and Jan- 
netje Van Winkle had children:

I.  Gerrit,  b.  Nov.  12, 1793; m,  —  Outwater,  at 

II. Geertje (Gitty),  b.  Sept.  3,  1795; m,  Brant Van 
Blarcom, April 6, 1817; d. March 5, I859; he d. June 3, 
1865.  Some account of her descendants will be found in 
the Van Blarcom Genealogy.

III. Elsje, b. Sept. 8, 1797; m, Edo E. Merselis, who 
lived in a stone house on the Little Falls road, near the Lin- 
coln bridge; she d. Feb. 3, 1828.  He owned property in 
various parts of the county, including a grist-mill on the 
Goffle brook, just above Rea avenue, North Paterson.  His 

will, dated June 7, 1851, proved June 13, 1853, devised his 
lands to his two sons. (1)  Issue; l. Edo, b. Nov. 4, 1819; 
m. Mary A. Cushier, April 23, 1863; he lived on his fath- 
er’s farm on the Little Falls road; afterwards removed to 
Paterson, and d. in Hamilton avenue, Feb.  18, l888; 2. 
Jane, b. Aug. 26, 1821; m. James Brinckerhoff; 3. Jacob, b. 
July 21, 1823; m. Jane, dau. of James Van Blarcom.

IV. Jacob, b. March 28, 1800; m. Sally, dau. of Dr. 
Benjamin R. Scudder and Sally Wade (of Connecticut 
Farms); Dr. Scudder was a prominent physician at Ac- 
quackanonk for many years; he lived below Passaic Bridge; 
Jacob d. Aug. 11, 1862.

V. Waling, b. March 16, 1804; m. Helen Brinckerhoff,
(1) Passaic Co. Wills, A, 695.


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